Sara-Louise R. Cottrell

May 26, 1961December 4, 2020

Sara-Louise Richie Cottrell, born May 26, 1961 died on December 4, 2020. The youngest child of Tom and Margot Cottrell, Sara had 3 brothers, Ben, Jon, and Chris Cottrell and lived in Swansea most of her life. She attended the Gardner School in Swansea, Friend’s Academy in Dartmouth, The Wheeler School in Providence and finished high school from the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. After working in the health care field, Sara returned to school to get her nursing degree from Brockton School of Nursing. She was a professional driver as well, operating Lady Errand and transported customers, friends and family on vacations, to doctor’s appointments or to do their shopping and errands. In the health care field, Sara was a psych nurse and worked with clients who had special needs and required special care and inspiration. She was an early victim of untreated Lyme Disease and suffered greatly from its incursion and impact on her health and life. Sara is survived by her brothers and their wives, Valerie (Ben) and Rebecca (Jon) as well as 13 nephews and nieces; Alissa, Garrett and Jenna Cottrell; Seth & Paulo, Ross, Graham & Meghan, Noah and Kevin & Jonna Cottrell McHugh; Hunter and Asher Cottrell. Also great nephews Harlow Cottrell and Levi Cottrell Gibbons as well as aunts & uncles, many cousins and her health care aide, Jamie Renaud. Special thanks to the nursing home staff at The Royal of Fairhaven for the 18 months of care and concern she received while living there. Sara cared for many pets. fish, turtles, a pig named Chopper, but special to her were her many dogs, mostly adopted or rescued. Reno, Roxy and Callie, Wrinkles, Buddy, Oscar, Cheddar Bob, rescued Scotties named Duncan, Gus, the pair Pard & Tweely and lastly, Ryan and Sugar Bee. Sara will be buried privately with her paternal grandparents, James & Louise T. Cottrell, in Oak Grove Cemetery. A memorial service will be held later. Memorial contributions may be made to Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842.


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John Paul Viveiros

December 30, 2020

My deepest condolences ,my thoughts of Sarah are fun loving memories of Camp Jennings’s and the bus rides to camp. I’m in shock at her passing. I’m am so sorry for your loss

Michael Bridge

December 29, 2020

Sending my condolences to the Cottrell family, sad news indeed, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Kristin Figlioli

December 16, 2020

Sara was genuine, kind, fun loving and truly a joy to know.

Not a day went by where she didn’t tell me a joke of some kind or share a laugh with me.

I am a better person for having known her and I will genuinely miss her.

My deepest sympathies to her family and friends, may you find comfort in your memories of her.

Barry & Diane Pelland

December 10, 2020

Cottrell Family,
Sarah was a very special lady....we enjoyed her bubbly disposition. Sarah gave us a lot of memories both at the store and as being our neighbor. Our family will miss Sarah, we know she is with all her fur babies she so loved. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Sympathies, Barry, Diane, Matt and Andy Pelland

Joe Mother

December 10, 2020

One of the kindest person this world has known. Sara with a heart of gold, brought love & affection for everyone she knew. I love Sara & will pray for her always. I will miss that laugh & hugs.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Denning

December 8, 2020

Tom and Margot, I was so sorry to read of Sara's passing. Almost every time I look at my "German boy", Franck, (English cocker), I remember Sara picking those small puppies up at Logan and dropping them off here in Somerset. Back when I showed Borzoi, Sara and I ran into each other at Westminster; she was walking a Dachshund and I tried to keep my Borzoi from being scared of it--go figure! We both had a good chuckle in the midst of hundreds of dogs and people. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Betsy, Bill and Franck

Jean Bogan

December 8, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Dan and Jean Bogan

Kate Wilson ( Hazen)

December 7, 2020

My mom ( Carol Hazen) and I are so Very sorry to hear of Sara’s passing. She was a bright light In our lives when my dad was battling Alzheimer’s. Her patience, empathy, understanding, and most of all, her humor, is what made her the perfect match for my father. Sara and my dad shared many stories and laughs together and we all are truly grateful for the time she spent with us.

Robbie Burke

December 7, 2020

We are both so very sad to hear about Sarah. She was always a shining light whenever we saw her. May that light always be with you. Love to all!
Robbie and Jay Burke

Barbara Sowersby

December 7, 2020

so sorry to hear of Sara's passing - it never to lose a loved one. our prayers and condolences
The Sowersby families