Agnes Potter, 84, Westport

Agnes Potter, 84, Westport


Agnes (Oliveira) Potter, 84, of Westport, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late Alston J. Potter Jr.

Daughter of the late Manuel and Sophie (Fernandes) Oliveira, she was born in Westport and was a lifelong resident of the town. Mrs. Potter was co-owner and secretary of A.J. Potter, Jr. & Sons, Inc. in Westport.

She was a member and past president of both St. John the Baptist Church Women’s Guild in Westport and the Charlton Employees Retirement Association of Fall River. She was a member and chaplain of the Westport Women’s Club and a member of the Westport Fair. Mrs. Potter was a voting poll worker for the Town of Westport, Warden of Precinct B, and a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport.

Survivors include her three sons, Leonard F. Potter and his wife Mary of Westport; Ronald G. Potter and his wife Elaine of Tiverton; and Alston J. Potter III and his wife Dianne of Westport; three daughters, Cynthia A. Anderson and her husband Stephen, Sharon Potter; and Cathleen Perry, all of Westport; one brother, Antone Oliveira and his wife Judy of Westport; one sister, Rose Quinlin of Texas; 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westport Fair Inc.: For Memorial Restoration of the Water Tower, P.O. Box 3455, Westport, MA 02790.