Edith (Willis) Haaland, 68, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, in New Bedford, after a long illness. She was the wife of Terence Haaland. Born and raised in Sumter, SC, daughter of the late James and Martha (Sumpter) Willis, she lived in Fall River prior to settling in Fairhaven in 1999. Edith was a 1971 graduate of Livingstone College, in Salisbury, NC, where she received he Bachelor of Arts Degree and in 1975 she received her Masters Degree from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. She was a licensed social worker for 30 years for the Department of Veterans Affairs until her retirement in 2004. She is survived by her husband; a step son, Terence R. Haaland of Fairhaven; a brother, Charles Willis of Sumter, SC; two sisters, Helen Carter of Sumter, SC and Barbara Colcloughof Greenville, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
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