OBITUARY

Priscilla L. Sprague

June 17, 1928March 11, 2018

Priscilla (Lachance) Sprague, 89, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was married for 30 years to the late Harry Wright Sprague who pre-deceased her in 1984.

Born and raised in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Alice (Dion) Lachance and a proud graduate of Bryant College.

She moved with her husband and five children to Dartmouth in 1965 and has lived there for 53 years. She spent her winters in Sarasota, Florida until recently.

Priscilla worked for many years in the Dartmouth school system before moving to Bristol Community College where she worked until her retirement in 1992. A longtime member of St. Julie Billiart Church, she was instrumental in fundraising for the church construction and initiated their annual fall bazaar. She was a proud founding member of their Widow’s Group and was awarded the Marian Medal for her dedicated service to the church.

Priscilla was a Dartmouth town meeting member and a member of the high school building committee, a Eucharistic minister at St. Luke’s Hospital where she also volunteered in the maternity ward rocking the babies. Priscilla enjoyed traveling, knitting, she was an avid reader, and she loved to be outside - at the beach, in the park or just walking. She loved all children but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren whom she adored.

She is survived by her children, Bill Sprague and wife Karen of Easton, Mary Cookson and husband Ian of Hamilton, John Sprague of St. Petersburg, FL, David Sprague of Dartmouth and Paul Sprague of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren, Jack Sprague and wife Shareen, Callie Hood and husband Mike, Caitie Sprague, Daniel Sprague, Anna Sprague, Isabelle Cookson and Hattie Cookson; a sister, Paula Bernier; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours are Sunday 3-6 pm at the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Her Funeral will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9am from the WARING SULLIVAN HOME followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Funeral Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Burial Monday, March 19, 2018
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Ed Rolnick

March 15, 2018

I last saw Mrs. Sprague when I visited her while she was living in Sarasota, Florida. She will be missed! Rest in Peace.

Ed Rolnick

Janet Spahn,Beers and Fred Beers Beers

March 15, 2018

Priscilla,always had an open heart,and a loving heart.We had great times when we were a bit younger.We will miss her,but know she is happy to be with her loved ones in heaven.

Biography

Priscilla (Lachance) Sprague, 89, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was married for 30 years to the late Harry Wright Sprague who pre-deceased her in 1984.

Born and raised in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Alice (Dion) Lachance and a proud graduate of Bryant College.

She moved with her husband and five children to Dartmouth in 1965 and has lived there for 53 years. She spent her winters in Sarasota, Florida until recently.

Priscilla worked for many years in the Dartmouth school system before moving to Bristol Community College where she worked until her retirement in 1992. A longtime member of St. Julie Billiart Church, she was instrumental in fundraising for the church construction and initiated their annual fall bazaar. She was a proud founding member of their Widow’s Group and was awarded the Marian Medal for her dedicated service to the church.

Priscilla was a Dartmouth town meeting member and a member of the high school building committee, a Eucharistic minister at St. Luke’s Hospital where she also volunteered in the maternity ward rocking the babies. Priscilla enjoyed traveling, knitting, she was an avid reader, and she loved to be outside - at the beach, in the park or just walking. She loved all children but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren whom she adored.

She is survived by her children, Bill Sprague and wife Karen of Easton, Mary Cookson and husband Ian of Hamilton, John Sprague of St. Petersburg, FL, David Sprague of Dartmouth and Paul Sprague of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren, Jack Sprague and wife Shareen, Callie Hood and husband Mike, Caitie Sprague, Daniel Sprague, Anna Sprague, Isabelle Cookson and Hattie Cookson; a sister, Paula Bernier; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours are Sunday 3-6 pm at the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Her Funeral will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9am from the WARING SULLIVAN HOME followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com