Natalie Mae (Silsby) Sullivan

Natalie Mae (Silsby) Sullivan, 90, of Marion, died unexpectedly, Oct. 27, 2017 at Tobey Hospital, Wareham. She was the widow of the late James E. Sullivan and the daughter of the late Frederick W.and Helen M.(Buffington) Silsby.

She was born in Fall River and lived in Fairhaven, Swansea, Lexington and Mattapoisett before moving to Marion in 1952. She worked at the Mattapoisett Town Hall as a clerk, first in the Treasurer’s Office and then the Assessor’s Office for more than 30 years. She then retired and was able to have another 30 years enjoying herself.

Natalie was a long time member of the Sippican Seniors and served as both Treasurer and President. In addition, her love of travel led her to coordinate the club bus trips for many years. She loved making her travelers comfortable and happy as they rolled along. She also enjoyed line dancing, going to casinos, gardening, musical theatre and knitting. After the need for dialysis forced her to stay close to home, she loved eating out, visits with great grandchildren and her beloved cat, Muffin.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet M. Howes and her husband, Merton of Rochester; 2 grandchildren, Nathan I.Howes and his wife, Jodi of Warwick, NY and Abigail M. Clark and her husband, Michael, of Coventry, RI; 5 great grandchildren, Jonah and Molly Howes, and Owen, Timothy, and Elizabeth Clark.

Her graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Cushing Cemetery, Mendell Rd., Mattapoisett. Visiting hours are from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, visit:

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