Althea (Bennett) Isherwood, 89, of New Bedford died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Isherwood, Sr.
Born in Attleboro, daughter of the late Benjamin and Ethel (Horton) Bennett, she lived in Taunton and New Bedford all of her life.
She was a member of the North Baptist Church.
Althea was a graduate of the Morton Hospital School of Nursing.
She was employed as a registered nurse at Bedford Village Nursing Home and Savoy Nursing Home for many years until her retirement.
Althea enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping with her husband, baking, knitting, and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris MacDonald and her husband Jerry and Nora King and her husband Stephen; three sons, Ralph Isherwood, Jr. and his wife Deann, Randy Isherwood and his wife Brenda, and Lyle Isherwood and his wife Tammy; her sister, Thora Archer; 12 grandchildren, Alicia, Quinn, Gregory, Jeffrey, Chelsea, Leah, Ocean, Bethany, Marisa, Adam, Ryan, and Meaghan; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, River Isherwood and her siblings, Benjamin Bennett, Shirley Fleck, and Linda Lipsey.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Acushnet Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, December 22nd from 1-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Althea's memory may be made to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, 126 E. 56th Street, 10th FL, New York, NY 10022 For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.