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Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA

OBITUARY

Cora H. Meyer

June 23, 1957October 11, 2019
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Cora H. Meyer, 62, of New Bedford, passed peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019 at home following a courageous battle surrounded by her family.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Donald and Florrie (Machado) Meyer, she had resided in New Bedford for most of her life.

Cora was an educated woman who obtained a Liberal Arts degree from Brevard Community College in Florida, a Liberal Arts degree from Fisher College, then attended Bristol Community College and Southeastern Massachusetts University where she studied Psychology and Law, Southern New England School of Law for Paralegal Studies, later completing her education with a Bachelor's degree from Roger Williams University. She also obtained Real Estate licensure from Lee Institute.

Well known for helping others in the community, Cora started young as a Candy Striper volunteering her compassion and care at St. Luke's Hospital and provided home care in her earlier years. She worked for multiple agencies in the area as a Caseworker and Residential Manager for mentally challenged individuals. She also worked as a paralegal for several years.

Cora was a vivacious fun-loving mother and Nana with an adventuresome, playful, and spontaneous soul. Cora loved to travel and explore, especially to the Caribbean. She thought nothing of a road trip on a whim. She was a longtime seasonal camper at Maple Park in Wareham where she cherished making memories with her family and time spent with her beloved grandson Corbin and Godson Storm. Cora enjoyed trips to the casino and playing Bingo. She was an avid reader, who also loved music, having had a vast library of novels and albums. She was a loving foster mother, a mother-figure to all she knew and loved. Cora cherished every minute that she was with her family, “it’s about making the memories”.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Sarmento and her husband Scott of Fairhaven; her grandson, Corbin Sarmento of Fairhaven; her longtime companion, David A. Yates of New Bedford; her godson, Storm St. Onge of Acushnet; and her foster son, David Cook and his wife Sandy of California. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward G. Meyer. All of these she loved and touched deeply. She will be forever missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Flowers are welcome.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, October 17, 2019

Memories

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Michael Machado

October 16, 2019

I will always remember all the good times filled with laughter and love and will always remember the times growing up and having cora as family and the good times when i always stayed over when i was little.cora touched alot of people and she is very special to me.i always appreciate the times we all had.iam proud n happy to have u as a cousin cora and being my godmother and always treated her own.i will always love u cora.i will never forget you ever.i love u cuz.fly high and watch over all of us like u always did.love mike.

Joanne Demers

October 13, 2019

Dave, Michelle, and family you are all wrapped in my thoughts & prayers. When I think of Cora (your Mom) Michelle, I smile, she was always great to listen and amazing with advice exactly when we needed it most! She'll be a strong angel!! Sending healing hugs your way! ~ Joanne

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Biography

Cora H. Meyer, 62, of New Bedford, passed peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019 at home following a courageous battle surrounded by her family.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Donald and Florrie (Machado) Meyer, she had resided in New Bedford for most of her life.

Cora was an educated woman who obtained a Liberal Arts degree from Brevard Community College in Florida, a Liberal Arts degree from Fisher College, then attended Bristol Community College and Southeastern Massachusetts University where she studied Psychology and Law, Southern New England School of Law for Paralegal Studies, later completing her education with a Bachelor's degree from Roger Williams University. She also obtained Real Estate licensure from Lee Institute.

Well known for helping others in the community, Cora started young as a Candy Striper volunteering her compassion and care at St. Luke's Hospital and provided home care in her earlier years. She worked for multiple agencies in the area as a Caseworker and Residential Manager for mentally challenged individuals. She also worked as a paralegal for several years.

Cora was a vivacious fun-loving mother and Nana with an adventuresome, playful, and spontaneous soul. Cora loved to travel and explore, especially to the Caribbean. She thought nothing of a road trip on a whim. She was a longtime seasonal camper at Maple Park in Wareham where she cherished making memories with her family and time spent with her beloved grandson Corbin and Godson Storm. Cora enjoyed trips to the casino and playing Bingo. She was an avid reader, who also loved music, having had a vast library of novels and albums. She was a loving foster mother, a mother-figure to all she knew and loved. Cora cherished every minute that she was with her family, “it’s about making the memories”.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Sarmento and her husband Scott of Fairhaven; her grandson, Corbin Sarmento of Fairhaven; her longtime companion, David A. Yates of New Bedford; her godson, Storm St. Onge of Acushnet; and her foster son, David Cook and his wife Sandy of California. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward G. Meyer. All of these she loved and touched deeply. She will be forever missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Flowers are welcome.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan