Winifred T. (Francis) Carter

Winifred T. (Francis) Carter, 93, of New Bedford passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home on April 9, 2018.

Winnie was the wife of the late William J. Carter, Jr., to whom she was married for 68 years.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Mary A. ((Murphy) Francis, she resided in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven for the past 30 years.
Winnie attended Holy Family High School and married shortly after graduation. She became a young and devoted mother of seven children.

She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.

Winnie was a former member of the Catholic Women’s Club, the Country Club of New Bedford and Little Harbor Golf Club.

Winnie and her husband traveled to Bermuda frequently with friends and family. In their later years, they were able to cruise around the world with their dear friend, David Barber.

Her kindness towards others and love of family was evident in the way she lived her life. Many friends admired her for her helpful and giving spirit. She will always be remembered by everyone who knew her.

Survivors include three sons, William J. Carter, III and Paul Carter, both of New Bedford, Stephen Carter and his wife Kathy of South Dartmouth; three daughters, Karen Halloran of New Bedford, Janice Hollis and her husband Dudley of Bermuda and Christine Mello and her husband Wayne of Fairhaven; twelve grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Kelly A. Carter and the sister of the late Mary Flanagan, William Francis and Richard Francis.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM in St. Anthony’s Church. Her family will receive guests at church from 10:15-11 AM prior to her Mass. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, 200 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

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