Veta C. (Foster, McAfee) Mott, 86, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 25, 1933, to Constantine and Irene (Woodson) Foster. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at her home in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.
She grew up in the South End area of Boston and attended Girl’s High School in Roxbury, MA. She worked for Gillette Corporation in Boston and for Delta Corp. as a Secretary. She moved on to become a Case Manager working for Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) in Roxbury, MA where she was instrumental in helping hundreds of men and women get their lives back on track after struggling with addiction and incarceration.
Veta moved on to earn a BA in Business Administration and then her Master’s in Social Work from Franconia College in Franconia, New Hampshire. With her education and her love of helping others; she went on to open her own non-profit in Dorchester, MA named ADAPT, Inc. where she dedicated her efforts to help adults learn the necessary work skills to re-enter society after having their lives torn apart by addiction and incarceration. After leaving ADAPT, Inc., she became the Director of the Plymouth County Welfare Department for the State of MA until her retirement on Cape Cod.
Veta loved to entertain, and she had many festive parties and summer barbeques. She was an avid reader, life-long learner, loved to do crossword puzzles, and play Scrabble (a game she regularly engaged her daughters in and taught them to enjoy as well). She traveled extensively throughout the world until she became ill.
She was a member and regularly attended Mashpee Baptist Church before succumbing to her illness. While still in the early stages of her debilitating illness and attending with her daughter, she would listen to the choirs and the music at church and say: “I just love to close my eyes and listen, it does something to my spirit.”
Veta (Big “Ve”) loved fiercely and lived her life to the fullest! She was a trailblazer and an incredible goal-getter and trend-setter; never settling for less and always moving forward. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend and always told you what was on her mind.
Veta is predeceased by her sister Shirley Coleman and leaves to cherish her memory her loving sisters, Norma Andrews and Jan Engerman; her devoted companion of 17 years, Roy Lee Trimble; her six children: Charles E. McAfee (Michelle), Patricia I. McAfee, William H. McAfee, III (Patricia Bush); Veta M. (McAfee) Green; Shirley R. McAfee; and Kimberley A. Doherty; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, as well as her devoted caretakers.
With her “Larger than Life” personality, it would be just like Ve to go home to be with the Lord with a splash of panache on Mother’s Day – never to be forgotten!
-As if we would…
Visiting hours will be held from 10am to 12pm on Monday, May 20th, followed by a service at 12pm at the Mashpee Baptist Church, 27 Great Neck Road N., Mashpee MA 02649. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave, Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to alz.org in her memory.