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Elaine M. Vandament
January 03, 2022


Elaine M. (Augustus) Vandament, 84, of Mattapoisett died January 3, 2022 unexpectedly at home.
She was the wife of the late Richard W. Vandament.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Antone and Beatrice (Correia) Augustus, she was raised in Marion and lived in Virginia before returning to Marion and Mattapoisett.
She was the proprietor of Elaine's House of Designs for over 30 years, manufacturing specialty lamps and gifts that were sold world-wide through wholesale distribution. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time at her home in Mattapoisett, Cedar Rock Farm, with her family and animals. You could always find Elaine sitting on her favorite barstool at The Mattapoisett Diner with her partner, George "Porgie" Randall or feeding the seagulls at Neds Point Lighthouse while listening to Kenny Rogers.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Sharen Fitzgerald and her husband Robert of Richmond, VA and Veronica Brockwell and her husband Christopher of Mattapoisett; a son, Scott Vandament and his wife Jennifer of Murrells Inlet, SC; her companion, George Randall of Mattapoisett; a granddaughter, Alexandra Fitzgerald; and 2 great-grandsons, Joseph and Benjamin.
Her visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 2-5 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Veterans Transition House, 1297 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and online condolence book, please visit

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home
50 County Road, Route 6
Mattapoisett, MA 02739