OBITUARY

Margaret L. Hathaway Benware

December 6, 1920May 26, 2011

Margaret “Maggie” L. (Hathaway) Ellis-Benware, 90, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Burton R. Ellis and Carlton A. Benware. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Adiel F. and Ellen E. (Whittaker) Hathaway, she had lived in Fairhaven for most of her life. In earlier years, Maggie worked in various factories including Winfield Luggage.

She was an active member of the Fairhaven Grange and Sippican Pomona and also supported the Kennedy-Donovan Center. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her son, Walton K. Ellis and his wife Anne of Fairhaven; a step-daughter, Sandra Medbury of CT; grandchildren, Kevin Taylor and his wife Kim and Brian Taylor and his girlfriend Lolly all of New Bedford and Tena Herren of CT; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Kassidi, Dakota, Zachary of New Bedford and Jesse and Seth Herren of CT; a great-great grandchild, Ireland; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Carol Jean Ellis Taylor and guardian of the late Scott A. Sterling. She was sister of the late Eleanor Brunelle, Adeleita Medbury, Ruth Bollea, Barbara Sterling and Adiel (Buddy), Henry, Robert, Norman, John, Joel, David and Alice Hathaway.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1pm in the South Baptist Church, 745 Brock Ave., New Bedford. Relatives and friends will gather at 12 noon at the funeral home prior to the service.Visiting hours Tuesday 6-9pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial in Tabor Cemetery, Acushnet. For online tributes and directions: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 1, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Margaret L. Hathaway Benware

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Robin Ray

May 31, 2011

So sorry for your loss, Brian and Lolly~may she rest in peace.

Lynne & Simon Roderiques

May 31, 2011

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Poetry Foundation

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