Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Mary Pacheco

April 7, 1936August 14, 2017

Mary S. Pacheco passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 surrounded by her family and her beloved dog, Bailey.

Mary was a bookkeeper for Hawes Electric for many years. She is survived by her son, John Derrick Pacheco and his wife Debbie of Fairhaven; a daughter, Debbie Pacheco and her spouse Holly Vierra of Fall River; and a son, Brian Pacheco of New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late Leonard Sylvia and the late Elvira Sylvia. Mary was the sister of Leonard Sylvia and his wife Maureen of Wareham and the late Teresa Poirier and husband Hank of New Bedford. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10 am in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rt. 6, New Bedford. Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or www.alzmass.org. For online tribute and directions www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Burial

    Friday, August 18, 2017


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Brian Chipelo

August 17, 2017

You will truly be missed Mum P. You have touched many people and will never be forgotten.

August 17, 2017

No words will take away this pain , it's a life taken way to soon . I pray that you and your family find strength and comfort during this most difficult time .

Cindy Gagnon

August 16, 2017

Though our time together was short we had a great time, from family gatherings to a great trip to Aruba which I'll never forget. Rest in Peace my friend Mary. You lived a good life, a courageous life, and you are very much loved. I hear that in the voices of your children as they remember you. Until we meet again.
You're Friend Always

Deb Pacheco

August 16, 2017

Mom- I will miss u SO much! You have taught me how to be a strong woman ! This was unexpected to us but I know you had a date with your mom and dad. I will not let you down ever and thank you for everything you have done for me! You will NEVER be forgotten! I love you!! Deb

Debbie Pacheco

August 16, 2017

Just want to let you know that I appreciate everything you have done for me over these years. I couldn't have asked for a better mother-in-law. You accepted me into your family immediately & I always felt like a daughter to you not just your sons wife. I will always love you & miss you everyday, I promise to take care of your family & carry on your traditions till my dying day. Till we meet again, rest easy my sweetest angel.

Holly Vierra

August 16, 2017

We will love you forever Mom. I will take good care of you daughters for you. (Bailey too!) You are an amazing women and your love and guidance will be forever felt. Rest easy and I'm sure you are enjoying your card games in heaven! ❤❤❤❤

Katie Cabral

August 15, 2017

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998


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