Mary E. Wetterland, 76, Tiverton

Mary E. Wetterland, 76, Tiverton


Mary E. (Mullen) Wetterland, 76, beloved wife of Willard A. (Phil) Wetterland and mother of Harold, the late David and Willard, III, entered peacefully into rest on January 31, 2013, in Naples, Florida.

Born October 28, 1937, daughter of Edward P. and M. Isabel (Emmett) Mullen of Somerset, Mary was a graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1955, Katherine Gibbs and Bristol Community College.

Mary was employed for many years by Sumner James Waring Jr., Salve Regina College and the Newport Naval Base.

Mary and Phil divided their retirement years between Tiverton and Naples. She was active in the Old Stone Baptist Church and later became a member of Amicable Congregational Church, both in Tiverton. She was a Past Worthy Advisor of Rainbow for Girls, a member of Cortez Allen Eastern Star, and active in the boosters club of Tiverton High School. For many years she was a volunteer at Hospice in Fall River and then in Naples where she also volunteered with the English as a Second Language Program. Mary and Phil loved to travel, especially with dear friends Jack and Judy McCann. They spent many happy times together traveling to places all over the world.

In addition to her loving husband and sons, she is survived by two sisters, Nancy J. Roberts of Viera, Florida, and Helen A. Bouchard of Swansea, and a brother, Edward P. Mullen of Somerset; a granddaughter, Abby Wetterland, and several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Celebration of Life services will be held at Amicable Congregational Church on Main Road in Tiverton on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m..

Donations in her memory may be made to Vitas Hospice in Naples, Florida.