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Katherine (Lawton) Chaples
February 07, 2020


New Bedford – Katherine (Lawton) Chaples, age 81, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford surrounded by her family. Born in New Bedford, MA she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Emily Lawton.

Katherine had worked as a home health aide for Home Health Care. She loved dancing, listening to Elvis and was always on the run keeping herself busy. She was affectionately known by her nickname,Tootsie.

She is survived by her sons, Charlie, Richard and Alfred and his wife Pamela; grandchildren, Matthew, Tommy and Timmy; 3 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter; sister, Gloria Monteiro and her great friend, Jim Mendes. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Loraine, Virginia, Willy, Eddie, Alice and Lillian.

In lieu of flowers, donations can kindly be made to Compassionate Care Hospice.

Katherine’s funeral services are Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 12 noon to 2 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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Perry Funeral Home
111 Dartmouth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740