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George E. Peck, 86
George E. Peck, 86, of Carver, died April 8, 2021 at home. He was the husband of the late Lois Ann (Brown) Peck and the son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Snow) Peck. He was born in New Bedford and lived in Wareham and Rochester for many years...
Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78
Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Manuel and Irene (Goulart) Del Lima, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before retiring to Rochester...
House on Ned’s Point Road damaged in fire
Mattapoisett School Committee member under fire from UMass Dartmouth student leaders
No kidding: Rarest breed of goat gives birth in Mattapoisett
George E. Peck, 86
More questions, few answers for Marion waterfront housing project
Confusion over road status contributes to Cross Neck Road floods
Hannah Strom hands out a happy Easter
New covid cases rise in Rochester, Mattapoisett; Marion goes yellow
New juice bar squeezing into Marion
Rochester officials resign
Donald J. DuBois, 86
Donald J. DuBois, 86, of Rochester, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, March 28, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was the husband of Frances B. (Bucelwicz) DuBois. Born in Watertown, he was the son of the late Eugene...
Lorna E. (Lizotte) Boulanger, 72
Lorna E. (Lizotte) Boulanger, 72, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern MA following a long illness. She was the wife of Donald R. Boulanger. Mrs. Boulanger was born in Wareham, daughter of the late Leo...
Thomas L. Bartholomew, 44
Thomas L. Bartholomew, 44, of Marion died Monday, February 22, 2021 accidentally. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Marion; his children, Ella and Ben Bartholomew both of Marion; his parents, Mary and George Bartholomew both of Tucson, AZ; his...
Gail E. (Muren) Stetson, 60
Gail E. (Muren) Stetson, 60, of Fairhaven, passed away on February 27, 2021 due to the neurodegenerative effects of Frontotemporal Dementia. She was born August 8, 1960, to the late Albert and Irene Muren, in New Martinsville, WV. She is survived by...
Emilie S. Piper, 90
Emilie S. Piper passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, after a period of declining health. A longtime resident of Pittsfield, MA, she spent her last months in comfort at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Geoff and Leslie Piper in Rochester, MA. Her...
Gertrude Trumbull Burr, 97
Gertrude Trumbull Burr died peacefully at home in her sleep, on Friday, Feb. 12, age 97, after a life well-lived. No matter how busy, her home was always open, and she found time for all. She and her husband Carleton Burr (dec. 2003) lived their...
Roger Normand Bolduc
Roger Normand Bolduc made his last wildly inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on February 18th, 2021. Roger was born in New Bedford, MA, and immediately dubbed “our favorite child” by Azaire “Jerry” and Germaine (Maranda) Bolduc in August...
Jacqueline Marie (Parker) Beckford, 75
Jacqueline Marie (Parker) Beckford, 75, of Marion, passed away at home with her children by her side on Feb. 6, 2021, four days after her 75 th birthday. Jacqueline was born on Feb. 2, 1946 in Darby, PA to Alice (Carpenter) & LCDR Francis Parker...
Norman J. Shachoy
Norman J. Shachoy of Mattapoisett died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Feb. 7, 2021. His life was filled with his great loves — his wife and family, his work, and the sea. Norm and Maryellen (Sullivan) met as teenagers in Mattapoisett...
Leola N. Medina, 86
On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, Leola N. Medina, loving wife, and mother of four children and grandmother to five grandchildren, passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Leola was born in Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada to Adelard and Emma (Baker)...
William Albert Sobieraj, 80
Cherished husband and loving father, grandfather an great-grandfather William Albert Sobieraj (Bill), 80, of Marion quietly returned to his creator on January 19, 2021. Born in Buffalo, NY on April 6, 1940, son of the late Jacob M. and Frances (...
Theodore E. Kirchner, 88
Theodore (Ted) E. Kirchner, 88, set sail for brighter horizons on Jan. 12, 2021 after a period of declining health. Ted was born to immigrant parents: Henry W. Kirchner and Margaret (Hollborn) Kirchner, in New York City. Raised in Queens speaking...
Franklin A. Caswell, Jr., 92
Franklin A. Caswell, Jr., 92, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2020. He was the husband of the late Loretta M. (Uppstrom) Caswell. Born in Mattapoisett on Mahoney's Lane and son of the late...
Cherrell V. Hughes
Cherrell V. Hughes died on Dec. 8, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Howard Cahoon and Ruth (Butler) Cahoon. She was born in Hyannis on Sept. 4, 1936. She grew up in Harwich and was a graduate of Harwich High School. She received a degree from...
Elizabeth “Betty” Theriault
Elizabeth “Betty” Theriault of Mattapoisett, MA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, surrounded by loved ones. She was the devoted wife of Albert “Bert” Theriault for 61 years, living in the house they had lovingly built over many happy...
David T. Gingras, 56
David T. Gingras, 56, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 30, 2020. A lifelong resident of Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth M. (Beehan) Gingras. He was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School. He...
Donald A. “Dinga” Walton, 87
Donald A. “Dinga” Walton, 87, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday Dec. 19, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Frances P. (Rogers) Walton. Born in New York, NY, the son of the late Everett and Mary Loretta (Gallant) Walton, he...
Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler, 85
Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler, 85, of Attleboro died on Dec. 26, 2020 after a period of declining health at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Blaney) LaFreniere, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and...
Ann L. Musto, 84
Ann L. (Coy) Musto, age 84, a resident of Marion and Florida, formerly of Mansfield, passed away peacefully, in the presence of her loved ones on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Lincoln Musto, to whom she was wed on September 5...
Jeannine M. (LaVault) Duchaine, 89
Jeannine M. (LaVault) Duchaine, 89, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2020 at home in Mattapoisett surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Duchaine with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the...
Daniel V. "Salty" Solimini, 65
Daniel V. "Salty" Solimini, 65, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday Dec. 17, 2020. Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late Vito and Annette (Lange) Solimini. Daniel was a proud Italian family man who loved building Harley-...
James Ambrose Dawson, 83
James Ambrose Dawson, 83, of Mattapoisett died peacefully at home surrounded by his five children on Dec. 11, 2020. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Beth” Murphy Dawson who predeceased him in 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late James J...
Joseph D. Travis, 69
Joseph D. Travis, 69 of Cranston, passed away peacefully, Dec. 10, 2020 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Palazzo) Travis. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Joseph D. and...
Merilyn “Merry” Eustis, 84
Merilyn “Merry” Eustis, 84, voyaged onward into the hands of our Lord on Dec. 7, 2020. Her husband Ralph and family were at her side as she departed peacefully with a smile on her beautiful face. She was an inspiring, loving lady with an infectious...
James W. "Bunk" Mercer, 76
James W. "Bunk" Mercer, 76, of Mattapoisett died peacefully Dec. 5, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with ALS. He was the devoted husband of Judith A. (Smith) Mercer, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in...
Donna L. Boucher, 63
Donna L. Boucher, 63, of Acushnet passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of Donald Boucher of Acushnet and the late Marlene (St. Amand) Boucher she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of...
William Rice Elfers
Bill Elfers died peacefully at his home in Marion on Nov. 28, 2020, after a long struggle with ALS. Bill lived an incredibly full and productive life and left the world a better place for having lived in it. His thoughtful approach to life’s...
Paul Francis Shea, 80
MATTAPOISETT - Paul Francis Shea, 80, of Mattapoisett passed away at home Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Alanna "Ally" (Medeiros) Carreiro. Born in Boston, son of the late John T. and Dorothy J. (O'Rourke) Shea, he was...
Cecilia (Almeida) Leshyk, 97
Cecilia (Almeida) Leshyk, 97, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the cherished wife and partner of the late Nicholas Leshyk. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Charles...
Mary S. (Machnicki) Scott, 93
Mary S. (Machnicki) Scott, 93, of Mattapoisett passed away on Nov. 15, 2020 at Sippican Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Earle W. Scott for 54 years. Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Katherine (Grzyb)...
Thelma ‘Cissy’ Vanstone, 80
Thelma “Cissy” Vanstone, 80, has died on Nov. 2, 2020, in Boca Raton, FL from complications of Covid 19 which she contracted while in rehabilitation following surgery to repair a broken left hip. She was born and raised in Marion and graduated from...
Setsuko (Nishihara) Mendes
Setsuko (Nishihara) Mendes, age 79, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Marion. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas “Nick” Mendes and her parents, Toshimasa and Uto Nishihara. She is survived by sister-in-law Rose...
Pamela Marie Hoffer, 78
Pamela Marie Hoffer, 78, of Marion, died peacefully at home on Nov. 11, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pamela grew up in Beaver, PA, the younger daughter of William Howard and Mae Lois Stuck. After graduating from Wilson College, she...
Elizabeth (Fossa) St. Pierre, 93
Elizabeth (Fossa) St. Pierre, 93, of Mattapoisett died Wednesday, November 4, 2020. She was the wife of Robert J. St. Pierre. Born in Beverly, daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha (Johanson) Fossa, she was raised in Danvers and moved to...
Will Huggins, 49
Most everyone who knew Willy would tell you that doing the right thing was second nature to him and that decency was his compass. They’d also mention that signature grin of his, the one that spread so often across his face, wide and easy. To be...
Judith A. Smith, 82
MARION — Judith A. Smith, 82, of Marion, died Nov. 5, 2020 at Wareham Healthcare after a period of declining health. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Dorothy D. Smith of Marion. She lived in Marion for most of her life. For many years...
Eric A. Johansen, 60
Eric A. Johansen, 60, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a recent cancer diagnosis. He was a loving husband to Jacqueline M. (Comeau) Johansen for over 33 years. Eric was born...
Travis Roy, 45
Travis Roy, 45, of North Yarmouth Academy, Tabor Academy, Boston University, the greater Hockey community, champion of survivors of spinal cord injuries, and greater New England, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 29 in Vermont. After Travis...
Michele E. (Leger) Taylor, 69
Michele E. (Leger) Taylor, 69, of Fairhaven died Oct. 29, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of Barry E. Scott. Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Raymond J. and Germaine C. (Bussiere) Leger, she was raised in New Bedford before...
Alisa Susan (Haimowitz) Pate, 58
Alisa Susan (Haimowitz) Pate, 58, of Rochester, daughter of the late Harold B. Haimowitz and Eileen Panitz Haimowitz, passed away on Oct. 8, 2020. Alisa was born in Miami Beach, FL on June 23, 1962. She was raised in Jacksonville, FL where she...
Barbara L. (Lawn) Mansfield, 75
Barbara L. (Lawn) Mansfield, 75, of Mattapoisett passed away suddenly Oct. 19, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of William E. “Bill” Mansfield, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. Barbara grew up in...
Ethelyn (Smith) Molander, 94
Ethelyn Dorothy Beatrice (Smith) Molander, 94, passed away on Oct. 11, 2020 at The Village at Augsburg in Baltimore, MD. Her husband of 67 years, Donald Nelson Molander, predeceased her on December 18, 2017. Born on August 31, 1926 in Norwell,...
Elizabeth R. Field
Elizabeth R. Field of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2020 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William D. Field. Born on February 16, 1942, she was raised in Fairhaven, the...
Beverly Morey Farwell, 95
Beverly Morey Farwell, 95, of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away on Oct. 14 at Tobey Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Farwell with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. Born in...
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