Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA



November 15, 1919July 27, 2020

Winifred B. (Schofield) Hartley R.N., age 100 of Rochester, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 after a brief illness at Sippican Health Care in Marion supported by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Herbert Hartley, with whom she enjoyed 59 years of marriage.

Born in Taunton, MA the daughter of the late Elliott and Anna (Pietryka) Schofield, she spent most of her life in Rochester and was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, class of 1941.

Mrs. Hartley was employed as a Register Nurse with St. Luke’s Hospital and later as the school nurse at Old Rochester Regional High School until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital Alumni Association, was an avid reader, enjoyed cross word puzzles, traveling cross country with her husband in their Volkswagen Camper, and luncheons and activities at the Rochester Council on Aging.

She is survived by her three daughters, Norene Hartley of Rochester, Phyllis Hartley of E. Falmouth and Deborah Hartley MD and her husband Richard Moniz of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. Winifred was the sister of the late Edwin Makara.

Her Graveside Service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10am at The Sherman Cemetery on Pine Street in Rochester. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Ln, Rochester, MA 02770 or the Rochester Land Trust, P.O. Box 337, Rochester, MA 02770. Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn. To send tribute, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020



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Marilyn Melanson

August 3, 2020

Winnie was a beloved member of the First Congregational Church of Rochester MA for many years. I have fond memories of my mom, Leola Furtado and Winnie sharing memories of their lives during coffee hour after the service. We all loved Winnie and will miss her dearly.

Joanne Petitpas

August 2, 2020

She was the sweetest, smartest and funniest lady I've ever met! It was a pleasure to serve her lunch at RCC. I know Sylvia Hebert adored her as well . She thoroughly enjoyed those shoulder rubs after lunch. TLC always

Marlene Davis

August 1, 2020

Winifred will be remembered at the Next St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing annual alumni meeting. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Secretary

Susan Doane Wainio

July 31, 2020

Norene, Phyllis and Deb - my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have many happy memories of mornings (before school) spent hanging out in the nurse’s office at ORR, rides in the VW, and her blonde brownies! My thoughts are with you all.

Diane Phillips Duarte

July 31, 2020

She was a wonderful woman...always friendly. My deepest sympathy to her daughters and the rest of her family.

Cookie Mello Sorelle

July 31, 2020

To Norene, Phyllis and Dr. Deb, My deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. She was just the most wonderful lady, Mom and RN during all her service time to us kids growing up....Many happy days playing at your house.....I will never forget all her kindnesses to us.

Marilyn East

July 31, 2020

I was saddened to read of Winifred's passing. I met her professionally as a home care therapist and enjoyed woking with her and hearing her stories of her travels and life.
She left a smile on my soul.
Bless Winifred and he family.
My Condolences.

Donna Pease

July 30, 2020

We met Winnie in September, 2019 at the First Congregational Church of Rochester. We are blessed to have known her. My grandchildren, Maverick and Charlotte, 6 year old twins enjoyed seeing her Sunday mornings. They had to say hi to her during worship and always had to say bye after coffee hour. She will be greatly missed.

Eddie Cabral

July 30, 2020

Somehow we all felt secure and protected knowing that our own beloved Rochester resident (Mrs. Hartley) was our school nurse as we navigated puberty onto adulthood. The gracious gift of long life adds to the appreciation of this precious soul. Extending condolences and comfort to Norene, Phyllis, Deb and all who grieve the transition of Winifred. Her memory is truly a blessing.


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