Mattapoisett native prepares for Rochester COA role

Aug 12, 2019

There’s a new face in, or at least sharing the director’s chair at the Rochester Senior Center this month. Cheryl Randall-Mach is co-directing in August with retiring Director, Sharon Lally.

Previously, Randall-Mach was the Executive Director of The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford for 12 years. The association’s goal is to assist older women with living on their own. They act as a grantmaker for various COA programs and assist women directly. Prior to this position, Randall-Mach was the COA Director in Mattapoisett, and held various management positions at Coastline Elderly Services.

Randall-Mach is a Mattapoisett native, having been born and raised on a farm there, where her father still resides. Currently, Cheryl lives in Mattapoisett on Peacock Farm with her husband. They raise Irish Dexter and Scottish Highlander cattle, horses, peacocks and chickens. Eggs from Peacock Farm are sold locally at Fieldstone Market in Marion. Randall-Mach describes herself as a small town girl, and is happy to be with the Rochester Senior Center. Randall-Mach says, “Rochester is a special place...Sharon has been very giving with her time and knowledge. The Rochester COA is a little piece of heaven where people work together”.

Randall-Mach and her husband have one son who is a graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, and SUNY Agricultural College. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in
Agricultural Finance at Kansas State University.

Lally’s last day will be Aug. 31. There is a retirement reception scheduled for her at the Rochester Senior Center on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.