Maria E. Pothier, 89, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2019. She was the loving wife of James C. Pothier, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.
Maria was born in Haren Ems, Germany and was a daughter of the late Stephan Gerdelmann and Maria (Nilios) Gerdelmann.
Maria met her husband while working for the US Air Force in Germany where James was stationed. After moving to Taunton, where they resided for the past 64 years, Maria worked for Morton Hospital, becoming the Assistant Director of Environmental Services. In her spare time, Maria enjoyed spending time tending to her garden and canning her home grown vegetables, she also enjoyed crocheting. Faith and family were most important to Maria and she was devoted to the rosary and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, James Pothier and his wife Ellen of Sudbury, Mark Pothier and his wife Gorrette of Berkley, David Pothier and his wife Dawn of Bradford NH, Chris Pothier and his wife Jean of Holliston and William Pothier and his former wife Beverly of Taunton; sister, Anneliese Pieper and her husband Heinz of Germany; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Carl, Stephan, Heinz,and Helena
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:30am, in the Annunciation of the Lord Church, 31 First St., Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Burial will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.
Calling hours will be held prior to the mass from 9-11am in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Annunciation of the Lord Parish Fund.
MAY 21. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780
MAY 21. 11:30 AM (EDT)
Annunciation of the Lord Church
31 First Street
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