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Gertrude "Truddi" Clark

July 22, 2020


FAIRHAVEN-Gertrude “Truddi” (Santos) Clark, 63, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of Norma T. (Duarte) Santos and the late Armand Santos, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven where she graduated from Fairhaven High School.  Truddi graduated from Lesly University and was a councilor at the Women’s Addiction Treatment Center.

She was a member of the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford where she enjoyed volunteered in the Thrift Shop.  Truddi dedicated her life to working with women who were domestically abused and who had drug and alcohol addictions.  She was a talented artist who loved to create.

She is survived by her mother;  two sons, Jason Clark of Taunton and Ryan Clark of New Bedford;  and five grandchildren, Amanda, Asia, Arieana, Lucy and Jayce. Truddi was the sister of the late Armand “Mickey” Santos.

She will be cremated and a Memorial Celebration will be held in September at a date to be announced.  arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  

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