Carolyn J. (Powers) Lavoie

Died: Thu., Apr. 2, 2020


Services are to be announced


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Westport – Carolyn J. (Powers) Lavoie, 78, died Thursday, April 2, 2020.  She was the loving companion of the late Bruce Rish.
     Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Robert E. and Ruth (Gosciminski) Powers, she lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven for many years. She was a homemaker.
     Carolyn enjoyed cooking, canoeing, and gardening.  She was known as the “Cat Lady” of Fairhaven, because of all the strays that she took care of  in the neighborhood.  She especially looked forward to spending Christmas and Easter with her grandchildren.
     Survivors include 2 daughters, Robbin and Raeanne Lavoie; 2 sons, Roger and Raymond Lavoie; 1 brother, Timothy Powers; 2 sisters, Geraldine Powers and Joann Sullivan; 15 grandchilden and 19 great-grandchildren.
     She was the mother of the late Robert, Richard and Ruth Ann Lavoie, and sister of the late Kevin Powers and Robert Powers.
     Her memorial service and burial will be announced at a later date.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
     For condolences, visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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