Maribeth Dahill, 97

Sep 19, 2016

Maribeth Dahill, 97, passed away quietly at her home in Mattapoisett on Sept. 17.

Maribeth was born on July 9, 1919 in New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Shortell) Dahill. Raised and educated in Taunton, after her schooling Maribeth was employed in the Probate Division of the Bristol County Court, where she rose to the position of Assistant Registrar of Probate, a position she held until her retirement. A dedicated keeper of lists and a meticulous record keeper, Maribeth was uniquely suited to her profession, in which she took well-earned satisfaction and pride.

Maribeth split her time between the family home in Taunton and a cottage in Mattapoisett, to which she moved full time upon retirement. She enjoyed travel, entertaining and doting upon her 11 nieces and nephews and their children, who knew her as one half of “Helen and Maribeth” (Helen being her inseparable older sister). “Aunt Maribeth” never forgot a birthday and would always slip you a few coins when the ice cream man approached.

She was pre-deceased by her parents Margaret and Edward, her brothers Edward and Arthur and her sisters Helen and Sr. Imelda. She is survived by her sister Patricia DuBois, her cousin Joseph Dahill, her 11 nieces and nephews and their offspring.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Taunton. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Road (Rt. 6). For directions and guestbook, please visit

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