Shirley F. Taber, 68, Tiverton


Shirley F. (Lawrence) Taber, 68, of Tiverton, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 19, 2013, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Alexander F. “Sandy” Taber Jr.  Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ariel (Savaria) Lawrence.

Mrs. Taber was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Middletown for 27 years and attended First Baptist Old Stone Church in Tiverton.  She enjoyed working on her farm with her husband to whom she was married for 48 years, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Sandy, she leaves behind four sons, Alexander F. Taber III, Andrew H. Taber, Joshua J. Taber and James D. Taber, all of Tiverton; a brother, James Lawrence of  Massachusetts; two sisters, Gail McHugh of Florida, and Nancy Raposa of Texas; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.  Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Tiverton.  Calling hours will be Monday 5-8, p.m.  For directions or to sign the on-line guest book please visit


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