Lorraine Rodrigues, 85

Sep 03

Lorraine (Vasconcelles) Rodrigues, 85, of Mattapoisett died August 29 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. 

She was the wife of the late Charles Rodrigues. 

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Clara (Sousa) Vasconcelles, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1969. 

Mrs. Rodrigues was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church where she was a former CCD teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild. 

Lorraine loved living in Mattapoisett and volunteered with many local organizations including the Mattapoisett Council on Aging and at the Casa da Saudade Library in New Bedford. She was a former member of the Mattapoisett Women's Club and the Mattapoisett Garden Club. 

Survivors include her two daughters, Judith Robertson of Dartmouth and Ann Bowen and her husband Timothy of Medfield; three grandchildren, Connor Bowen, Madeline Bowen and William Bowen; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; her extended family, the Bowen family; and many friends. 

She was the sister of the late Evelyn Bowers, Antonio Vasconcelles, Mary Vasconcelles and Louis Vasconcelles. 

The family would like to thank the Ball family for their many acts of kindness. 

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.