Elizabeth R. Field

Oct 19, 2020

Elizabeth R. Field of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2020 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William D. Field.

Born on February 16, 1942, she was raised in Fairhaven, the daughter of Helen (Hiller) Radcliffe and Elmer M. Radcliffe. She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Liz began her married life in Lexington, where she started her family and established many life-long friendships. In 1972, Liz and Bill quite literally bought the family farm and moved to Mattapoisett.

Liz was the secretary of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church for 20 years, and prior to that, spent ten enjoyable years employed at Brownell Boat Yard. She was an active member of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, the Wilbur Point Association, and her beloved Mattapoisett Congregational Church, where she especially loved singing in the choir. 

Her most cherished role was that of mother, grandmother, and wife. Liz was the embodiment of the phrase “love above all else.” She exemplified care as a wife, mother, grandmother and woman. She was the soul of the family and made all those she knew feel a part of that. Her love, kindness and devotion to her family, friends and others cannot be expressed in words.

In addition to her husband, survivors include son Robert and his wife Kimberly, daughter Susan and her husband William Wilbur, and daughter Polly; four grandchildren— Jonathan Wilbur and his fiancée Kathleen Holmes, Katherine Wilbur and Abigail and Megan Field, as well as two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and William Wilbur, all of Mattapoisett; her brother, John Radcliffe of Maryland and her two sisters Penny Hiller and her husband Charlie, and Polly Duff Phipps and her husband Donald; she leaves behind many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the Mattapoisett Fire Department, P.O. Box 362, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Due to current public health concerns, services have yet to be determined.