Ernest B. Bolton

January 2, 1933June 6, 2019

Ernest B. Bolton, age 86 of Swansea, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Jean R. (Sowersby) Bolton, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Ernest and Florence (Wishart) Bolton, he was a life-long resident of the area.

A graduate of Joseph Case High School, he later served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the America Legion. He worked as a machinist at Raytheon in Dighton for many years and also worked as a self-employed carpenter for many years.

Ernest loved being on the bay and quahogging. As a talented carpenter he spent a lot of time in his workshop at home making birdhouses and various types of furniture. He enjoyed going to flea markets, collecting antiques and navy memorabilia.

In addition to his wife survivors include: four children, Glen, Barry, Keith and Bonnie Sabourin; five grandchildren, Paul Hoffman, Chelsea, Jenifer, Seth and Ian Bolton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Visiting hours 2:00 to 5:00 PM prior to the service. Please omit flowers. Burial private.



  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019


  • Burial Private


Ernest B. Bolton

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Manny & Ellie Leite

June 10, 2019

Dear Jean, Barry, Lori & Extended Family Members: We were saddened to read of the loss of your beloved Ernie. We'd prayed for him when he was undergoing illnesses. We send our love, prayers, thoughts and hugs at this most difficult time of loss. God bless all of you and may you feel His comforting embrace of love at this sad time. He rests peacefully in The Loving Arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!