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Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA

OBITUARY

Roberta Braley

November 28, 1927January 9, 2020
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Roberta (Sibor) Braley, 92, of Fairhaven, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Alden Court. She was the wife of the late Eli G. Braley, Jr., mother of the late Eli G. Braley, III and sister of the late David W. Sibor.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Robert and Ellen (Tinkham) Sibor, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.

Mrs. Braley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Lesley College and later in life earned her diagnostician teaching certification.

She had a successful and rewarding career as a special education teacher for the Town of Fairhaven. She proudly drove the mobile classroom bus assisting students in need.

Roberta was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Chapter, and held numerous executive board offices including past president. She was also past president of the Fairhaven Historical Society, a Fairhaven town meeting member and member of the Whaling Museum. She was an avid golfer and member of the Country Club of New Bedford and Reservation Golf Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Potter of Fairhaven; three grandchildren, Eli G. Braley, IV, Amy Dawicki and Adam Braley; her great granddaughter, Eleanor Dawicki; beloved niece, Martha Worley; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the DKG Literacy Fund, c/o 83 Oakland St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

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

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  • DKG Literacy Fund

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Nesta Oliveira

January 16, 2020

Over the years we worked together at the Ad Center and it was my privilege to know you. You were the consummate professional doing your job always going above and beyond. We also shared time socially and that was also special. We enjoyed many dinners at the Country Club and the Pasta House and I will always remember your sense of humor and the many stories we told one another. I look forward to seeing you on the other side my friend; as the saying goes until we meet again.

Guerline Paul

January 11, 2020

I am so sorry for the passing of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Someone once said, “We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” I'm sending you good energy, strength and positivity your way.

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Biography

Roberta (Sibor) Braley, 92, of Fairhaven, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Alden Court. She was the wife of the late Eli G. Braley, Jr., mother of the late Eli G. Braley, III and sister of the late David W. Sibor.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Robert and Ellen (Tinkham) Sibor, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.

Mrs. Braley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Lesley College and later in life earned her diagnostician teaching certification.

She had a successful and rewarding career as a special education teacher for the Town of Fairhaven. She proudly drove the mobile classroom bus assisting students in need.

Roberta was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Chapter, and held numerous executive board offices including past president. She was also past president of the Fairhaven Historical Society, a Fairhaven town meeting member and member of the Whaling Museum. She was an avid golfer and member of the Country Club of New Bedford and Reservation Golf Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Potter of Fairhaven; three grandchildren, Eli G. Braley, IV, Amy Dawicki and Adam Braley; her great granddaughter, Eleanor Dawicki; beloved niece, Martha Worley; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the DKG Literacy Fund, c/o 83 Oakland St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

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