Elizabeth M. Gingras, 85

Aug 31, 2016

Elizabeth M. (Beehan) Gingras, 85, of Mattapoisett died Aug. 31 peacefully at Alden Court Nursing Home.

She was the wife of Robert A. Gingras.

Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William J. and Alice F. (Rourke) Beehan, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.

Betty was an active communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was the recipient of the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River for her many years of service to her parish.

She enjoyed crocheting, rug braiding, quilting, arts and crafts, crossword puzzles, boating with her family to Cuttyhunk and going to the beach.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Paul Gingras, Robert A. Gingras, Jr. and David Gingras, all of Mattapoisett; two daughters, Carol Lawrence and her husband David of Mattapoisett and Elizabeth A. Gingras of Rochester; two brothers, Terence Beehan and William Beehan, Jr., both of New Bedford; 10 grandchildren, Erin Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Kendra Lawrence, Robert A. Gingras, III, Keely Gingras, Britta Gingras, Cody Oliveira, Seth Oliveira, Cameron Pierce and Meghan Pierce; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Margaret Bedell and Teresa Beehan.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett, followed by her funeral mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, St. Anthony's Church, P.O. Box 501, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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