Roger J. Wilsoncroft, 75, Tiverton

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Wilsoncroft_001Roger J. Wilsoncroft, 75, of Tiverton, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.  He was the husband of Mona M. (Kirby) Wilsoncroft, to whom he was married for 58 years.

Born in West Decatur, Penn., son of the late Roger B. and Verda M. (Parks) Wilsoncroft, he had lived in Tiverton since 1981. Prior to that he lived in Pennsylvania where he worked as a coal miner at the Rushton Coal Mine in the town of Phillipsburg.

Mr. Wilsoncroft served in the United States Navy for 20 years and was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the Public Works Department at the Naval Station in Newport. He was a commercial fisherman out of Portsmouth and an avid coin collector. He enjoyed hunting and gardening as well as spending time with his family.

Survivors along with his wife include his son, Robert W. Wilsoncroft and his wife Debra of Tiverton; his daughter, Diane Barnhart and her husband David of Tiverton; his son-in-law,Thomas G. Travers of Tiverton; his brother, Robert G. Wilsoncroft of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Gloria A. Woods and Remona J. Daub, both of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Matthew R. Wilsoncroft and Jason D. Barnhart; his great granddaughter, Kyla J. Barnhart; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Karen A. Travers and brother of the late George B., Thomas, Walter Wilsoncroft, Barbara Hutton and Ethel Brocious.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241, or to the American Diabetes Association, Massachusetts Office, 330 Congress St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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