Florence Mather

Florence (Ventura) Mather, 86 of New Bedford, MA passed away Sunday May 31, 2015 at home.  She was the wife of the late Robert H. Mather.  Born in Seekonk, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Caroline (Medeiros) Ventura.  Florence was a security supervisor for Zayre Corporation for stores in East Providence, Warwick, and Pawtucket, she also worked as a Food Programs Assistant for PACE, and was a member of VFW-Auxillary, Primmer – Cordeiro Post.  She is survived by one sister Lillian Moglia of New Hampshire, and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Mary Lavergne, Elvira Harrington, Raymond Ventura, and Joseph Ventura Jr.  The funeral for Florence will be held on Thursday at 9 AM from the PERRY MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Luke’s Church Washington Road, Barrington.  Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday  from 5-8 PM.  In lieu of flowers contribution may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Beacon Hospice, New Bedford 182 North Main Street Fall River, MA 02720.