Arline M. Tripp, 91, Westport

Posted 1/9/20

Arline M. (Wordell) Tripp, 91, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at The Residence at Cedar Dell. She was the wife of the late Alvin W. Tripp.

Mrs. Tripp was born in Westport, …

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Arline M. Tripp, 91, Westport

Posted

Arline M. (Wordell) Tripp, 91, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at The Residence at Cedar Dell. She was the wife of the late Alvin W. Tripp.

Mrs. Tripp was born in Westport, daughter of the late Harold. O. and Doris E. (Macomber) Wordell, and had been a lifelong resident of the town. 

She was a graduate of the Modern School of Fashion & Design, Boston, and as a 4-H Clothing Club leader, was able to teach many women in Westport how to sew. Prior to her retirement in 1990, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a postal clerk for 30 years. 

She was a member of the Westport Point United Methodist Church, Westport Point, where she also served as secretary and Sunday School teacher for many years. Through the church, she volunteered weekly at a local Fall River soup kitchen. Mrs. Tripp was a member of the Gabetts, the Westport Grange and the Allen's Neck Community Women's Club, Dartmouth.

Survivors include her son, Bradley A. Tripp of Canajoharie, NY; three daughters, Carin L. Wehrmeister of Westport, Judith L. Harvester of Westfield, Mass., and Wendy A. Furtado of Westport; a brother, Walter J. Wordell of Mattapoisett; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Richard H. Wordell.

Funeral service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Saturday, January 18, at Westport Point United Methodist Church, Westport Point, at 10 a.m.

Calling hours will be Friday, Jan. 17, at the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made to the Westport Point United Methodist Church, 1912 Main Rd., Westport Point, MA 02791.

For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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