Sandra J. Whittaker

Date of Passing:

January 1, 2021

Whittaker, Sandra J., (Davies), 75, of Fountain Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on January 1, 2021. She was the wife of the late John W. Whittaker.

Born in New Bedford, MA, a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Wright) Davies, she lived in Barrington for 73 years.

Mrs. Whittaker was a Secretary for the Superintendent of the Barrington School Department for 30 years before retiring in 2011.

Sandra was a member of the Barrington Women’s Club and participated in the clubs bowling league and quilting group. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by three sons, Michael J. Whittaker and his wife Nicole of Cranston, Mark W. Whittaker of Barrington and Matthew J. Whittaker and his wife Kara of Rehoboth, MA; a sister, Marilyn Peltier of Barrington; eight grandchildren, Mackenzie, Bailey, Rhett, Brenna, Molly, Charlie, Rowan and Zeke and a niece, Kerri Lacy and her husband Danny and their children Alex and Danny. She was the sister of the late Edie Fusaro.

Her funeral service will be private. Burial will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, MA. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Sandra’s memory to would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Mark,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We will always remember her kind smile when entering the admin building and her great sense of humor. May your great memories help you and your family through these difficult times.

  2. Dear Mark and family.
    I am thinking of you as you feel the loss of your lovely mother.

  3. Dear Whittaker family. I am sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Sandy was a classmate of mine in Barrington schools. She had a kind and joyful spirit. My memories of her are all good ones. My sincere condolences to you and to your children on the loss of your mother and their Grandmother.

  4. Mark, Charlie and family,
    Your mom and grandmother was one of a kind special lady. She truly brought light everywhere her path took her. We are all so very blessed to have known her most genuine, caring and loving spirit. Her lessons will be cherished and last a life time.
    So sorry for your loss. Allow her presence to envelope you and your memories soothe you aching heart.
    Love, Jay and Phyllis Buckley

  5. Her memory is the gift she left you. May she RIP. With our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  6. Sandy was a loving woman and her courage and strength will always be with me. My condolence to her sons and grandchildren. And to Joe and her sister Marilyn and their family. Jean Waterman

  7. Dear Whittaker Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I knew Mrs. Whittaker from Kara and Matt(Kara and I are very close friends from college). Mrs. Whittaker was kind and gentle. She was like a second Mom to Kara. Kara would tell me how she would always ask about her college friends and families. She was certainly loving and caring. May you all find comfort in all the wonderful memories.

  8. Sandy was a joy to be with and a bright star of the BWC quilting group. She was loved by all and her sweet presence will be greatly missed..

  9. Arlene and I were so sorry to hear of your moms passing. We know she loved the Lord and her family. We shall keep the family in prayer.

  10. Mike, Mark and Matt,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of a great lady, your mom. I enjoyed chatting with her at the school administration office. She always greeted everyone with a smile. She was a special lady and touched so many hearts. She will be deeply missed

  11. Matthew, Mark, Michael, Marilyn and families:

    I was so saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. She and my dad (Jack Portlock) were cousins, and I have many happy memories of Sandy throughout the years. She always had a smile, was kind, and full of joy. She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cathy (Portlock) & Roy Pacitto

  12. So very sorry to learn of this sad news. I can still picture her on the sidelines of the soccer field like it was just yesterday. Her sweet smile will be missed and her kindness in her professional role will always be remembered. Prayers and sympathy to all in the journey you now walk without her.

  13. Dear Matt, Mark and Michael
    Stan ( Izzi) and I were so sorry to hear of your moms passing -we connected with her and your dad at soccer games that Mark and Jon played in For Barrington Youth Soccer and the Travel team -many many years ago -.we had a lot of fun back in those days sitting in the bleachers or standing on the sidelines -Sandy and I laughing over your dad and my husband yelling at the refs the coaches and various players -I’m sure I remember the refs calling both men out with a warning -Sandy and I kind of pretending we didn’t know them. lol
    I Havn’t had contact with Sandy for a very long time but I remember her very well and was very fond of her -she had a great sense of humor and was a lovely caring lady who loved her three sons beyond the moon -Stan and I want to extend our very sincerest sympathy to you three boys ( men) and your families

  14. Very sad to hear of the loss and I love your words of A Mother.
    Sorry for your loss Mike.

  15. Mike, Nicole, Bailey and Brenna,

    Our sincere sympathy and love coming your way. Sandy was such a sweet lady and I really enjoyed knowing her and sharing our love of reading good books. She will be missed but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who loved her.

    Blessings, love and hugs ❤️
    Norina and Bernie

  16. Mike

    My condolences to you, your brothers and your family on the passing of your mother.

    Jack Judge & Family.

  17. Michael and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have a close family and my sympathy goes out to all of you. May the memory of your dear mother stay strong and last a lifetime.

  18. Dear Mike, Nicole, Brenna and Bailey.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are in my prayers.

    With my deepest sympathy,
    Lynne Linden

  19. Mike, Nicole, Bailey, Brenna and your family.

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our sympathies and prayers to you and your family. Your Mom will forever be in your hearts. Jane and Danielle

  20. Love and sincere condolences to the entire Whittaker family.

  21. Dear Whittaker family
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss may your mom rest peacefully the the ones she loved who have gone before her. I am sure you all have many warm loving memories to see you through sad times
    Gail Scognamiglio and family

  22. I am so sorry for your loss, Mike. My deepest sympathy to your entire family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Michael, Nicole and Family:

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry for your loss.

  24. Mike and family,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. A mother is indeed forever, beautifully said. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  25. Mike and family, my deepest condolences. Indeed, a Mother is Forever.

  26. Mike, so sorry for the loss of you mother. My condolences to you and your family.

  27. Mike,My condolences to you and your family. May her memory be eternal

  28. My nana would want her memory to be nothing but joyful. While this passing is extremely hard and heartbreaking, she would want nothing more than to be celebrated. I think if everyone could learn something from her it’s to live life to the fullest, forgive all and be kind to everyone. I will spend the rest of my life trying to be like her. To all affected by this loss, I wish you peace in knowing that she spent up until her last minute doing what she loved with who she loved. She will be greatly missed

  29. Mike, Mark, Matt and families,
    Our family is so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mom was very special.
    With love,
    The Leach Family

  30. A mother is a friend, a mentor, a care taker, and coach. A mother is patient, is kind and warm hearted. A mother guides her children and spoils her grandchildren. A mother has endless love and compassion. She sacrifices for her family and never misses a child’s event. A mother is a cheerleader who never stops cheering others forward. Though she is no longer physically with us, a mother is FOREVER.

  31. Much love to all your family. Sandy was a joy to know, a wonderful caring friend. We will miss her so much.

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