Muriel Pettey

November 10, 1928December 26, 2020

Muriel P. (Russell) Pettey, age 92 of Westport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Daniel M. Pettey.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Boulds) Russell, she spent most of her life in Westport and was a graduate of Westport High School and later attended Swain School of Design in New Bedford, which is now part of UMass Dartmouth’s Visual and Performing Arts.

An accomplished Artist, Muriel was a founding member of the Sea Grape Art Gallery in Punta Gorda, FL. She enjoyed time with family and friends, loved to travel, work in her garden and paint. Muriel was also a member of the Westport Methodist Church.

She is survived by three children, Daniel M. Pettey of Fall River, Mitchell S. Pettey and his wife Suzanne of Westport and Jane Nunes of Westport; seven grandchildren Tyler Pettey and his wife Brenda, Scott Pettey, Robyn Cranson, Keith Nunes, Gretchen Roussin-Drost, Michael Gamache, and Michelle Matte and many great grandchildren.

Mrs. Pettey was the mother of the late Donna Gamache and grandmother of the late Ashley Pettey.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Southcoast Hospice and Palliative Care, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan in Somerset. For online tributes, please visit:


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Cyndy Anderson

January 1, 2021

My condolences to each of you on the passing of your Mom . I worked with her at Esther Louise and enjoyed her so much ... We had many talks about our beloved town and she shared memories of her school days with my Mom and Dad . I loved her paintings and know how much she enjoyed doing them .... She had many talents and she always made me smile with her quick yankee wit ...She loved you all very much and am sure she was so happy to remain in her home and close to those she held dear. Please find comfort in knowing that others care and she certainly was a special lady ! Sincerely, and with deepest sympathy, Cyndy (Potter) Anderson ❤️❤️❤️

Robyn Cranson

December 29, 2020


December 29, 2020

Muriel Pettey was a dear friend, fellow artist and traveling companion.......She will be truly missed. She had an even temperament, caring spirit and was a very loving person. She had a very full life, and was always open to try something new and have a good time.