Marie J. Waddington

March 1, 1931July 15, 2014

Marie J. (DePiro) Waddington, 83, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of Alan Waddington to whom she had been married 62 years.

Born in New Bedford a daughter of the late Rosario and Blanche (Messier) DePiro, she attended New Bedford Vocational High School.

Mrs. Waddington worked at the Fairhaven Chowder House. She enjoyed ceramics, cooking, and her home. Her family will always remember her as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Alan S. Waddington and his wife Katherine of Fairhaven, Michael Waddington and his wife Michelle of New Bedford; a daughter, Lisa G. Santos of New Bedford; a sister, Ramona Moneiro of Fairhaven; a brother, James DePiro of CA; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Lynne M. Waddington.

Her funeral will be Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Naskatucket Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 p.m.



  • Visiting Hours Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 18, 2014


  • Burial

Marie J. Waddington

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Nancy McLeod~Lewis

July 18, 2014

The McLeod Family is thinking of all the Waddington Family on the passing of Marie ... In Friendship... Rita McLeod( the French Gorton Queen) ,Elaine ,Nancy ,Kathy and Jack and our families ~

July 17, 2014

Marie was a great person and a wonderful aunt. She was so warm and caring and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed by many. Heaven is a much better place now that she is there...and running the place. :-)

Joanne (De Piro) Compton, (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Cheryl Boudreau

July 16, 2014

Mrs. Waddington was my best friends' mom and have known her for 37 years. She was always a warm and sensitive person who always had a smile on her face. She was easy to talk to and I considered her to be like a second mother to me growing up. She was a loving and caring person and I am grateful that I had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy Lewis

July 16, 2014

Marie will be missed by many...

Jennifer Payette

July 15, 2014

Marie was such a wonderful woman! Her family and friends are in my heart! I had the pleasure of working with Marie at the Fairhaven Chowder House years ago. She always had a wonderful, caring smile for everyone. I will never forget her!