Roger C. Ames

Roger C. Ames, 84, of Lakeville passed away Sunday, June 30, 2024 at Care One At New Bedford following a lengthy period of declining health. He was the son of the late Lavon T. Ames, Jr. and Lena R. (Potter) Ames.

            Born in New Bedford, Mr. Ames resided in Lakeville for 52 years.

            Mr. Ames was an esteemed teacher for the Town of Dartmouth Middle School for many years until his retirement. He also was a dedicated tennis coach and winter track coach at Dartmouth High School.

            A gifted athlete, Mr. Ames was an avid runner, tennis player and down hill skier. He enjoyed many happy hours aboard his boat “The Jolly Roger” on Long Pond and he and Jane were summer residents of Mattapoisett for 38 years.

            He is survived by his life partner, Jane C. Egan of Lakeville; his son, Timothy S. Ames of New Bedford; his daughter, Christine Ames Will and her husband, Ed of So. Dartmouth; his step-children, Terry Egan and his wife, Lori of Waltham, Brendan Egan and his wife, Sharon of Long Island, NY and Bridget Walters of Lakeville; 2 grandchildren Ben and Ella Will; 6 step-grandchildren Connor Walters, Brady Walters, Liam Egan, Cass Egan, Finn Egan and Maeve Egan.

            His service was conducted in the funeral home Monday, July 8 at 12:00 noon. Interment was in Rural Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial donation to Alzheimer’s Association, 320 Nevada St., #201, Newton, MA 02460. Please write In memory of Roger C. Ames on memo line of checks,  or you may donate online at

            Funeral arrangements have been committed to the care of Wilson Chapel at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guest book, please visit

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