Marion (Lawrence) Hancock

Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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6:30 PM Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Marion (Lawrence) Hancock, 75, of Dartmouth, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Vibra Hospital of New Bedford.  She was the wife of the late Paul D. Hancock.
     Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Frank, Jr. and Annie (Bettencourt) Lawrence, she lived in Dartmouth for many years.
     Marion was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Our Lady’s Haven for 32 years, until retiring in 2017.  She worked alongside her best friend, Margie Avila for many years.
     She enjoyed word search puzzles, reading Christmas related novels, and watching Christmas movies.  Her favorite seasons were fall and winter.  She also loved visiting New Hampshire.
     Marion dearly loved her two Chihuahuas, her “Little Girl”, Roxie and Peanut.
     Survivors include 1 daughter, Debra Fontaine and husband, Alan of New Bedford, MA; 4 sons, Douglas Desmarais and wife, Janet of Ft. Pierce, Fl, Daniel Desmarais of New Bedford, MA, David Desmarais and wife, Leza of Acushnet, MA, and Robert Queripel, Jr. and wife, Lucy of Zephyrhills, Fl; 3 sisters, Pauline Tiexeira of Acushnet, MA, Evelyn Nunes of New Bedford, MA and Mildred Connick of Fairhaven, MA; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
     She was the sister of the late Raymond Perry of CT.
     Visiting hours are 4 – 7 P.M., Friday, October 25, 2019, with a service at 6:30 P.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  Burial is private.  For condolences, visit
     Marion loved receiving cards. Since the funeral service falls on her birthday, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, birthday cards for Marion may be brought to the funeral home, or mailed to : Aztec Office, c/o Debra Fontaine, 984 Charles St., North Providence, RI 02904.

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debra fontaine
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
To my beautiful best female friend in the entire world.. I will miss you every day for the rest of my you forever..your ONLY daughter..Debby xxxxoooo

Sandra Seamans
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss 😢

Robert & Lucy Queripel
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
Mom, i want you to know that I think you were the greatest mom in the world . you always made sure all us kids came first in your life and you always made sure we always had what we needed. In July I spent ten days with you and would trade ten years off my life if I could do it again. I will miss hearing your voice everyday... I love you mom your the greatest woman I've ever known....i love and miss you your youngest baby bobby

Lucy Queripel
   Posted Sun October 20, 2019
My deapest sympathy goes out to you all she was loved and will be missed 👼👼👼

Bill Nunes
   Posted Sun October 20, 2019
Auntie Marion,
I’m so glad our family’s reconnected after so many years. You made it all happen..I’ll always remember visits to your house as a kid as those were some of the funniest times with the cousins. You were a sweetheart and will be missed by everyone you touched. Rest In Peace Auntie.
Your godson, Bill 🙏

Jennifer and Paul K
   Posted Mon October 21, 2019
Debby and Family,
I am so sorry on the loss of your mother. My sincerest condolences and love go out to all of you at this time. <3

Patricia (Vicente) Leister
   Posted Mon October 21, 2019
I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of my very dear sweet old friend.
We had many many wonderful times together back in the day.
She was kind, funny and so lovable. Her children always came first no matter what.
She always put you first no matter what was going on in her life.
Rest In Peace sweet Marion.
You always had a place in my ❤️
Your old friend,

Dolores Raposo
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
we will miss you. you were a great neighbor and friend. i loved sitting with you and telling each other stories Love Dolores and Sammy

Peggy Avila
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
To My Cousins Debbie, Doug, Dan, David, & Bobbie. Thinking of you all at this sad time. So many years went by but at least we got to see each other again. Your Mom & I were close in age so we used to hang out way back when. We did have fun. Sending hugs & love to everyone & you can be assured that she is with Uncle Paul again.

Ramona Rogers
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
Marion was a friend of my mother’s, Nancy (DesJardins) Rogers. When I was very little she would come visit the house. She got a kick out of making mad just so she could hear me yell at the top of my lungs, “I mack your face!” My mother laughs at that all the time. So sorry to hear of her passing.

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