Our Obituaries

Betty Brown Ashworth

October 2, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Fairlawn, Fairhaven, MA.
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Charlene J. David

March 7, 1952 - October 12, 2017

Charlene J. (Kuslock) David, age 65 of Acushnet, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.She was born in Pittsburg, PA, the daughter of the late Charles J. Kuslock Jr. and Edith M. (Brownell) Kuslock. Charlene was a graduate of New Bedford High School, was an avid Pittsburg Steelers Fan, enjoyed reading, computer games and most of all spending time with...
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Matthew B. Mello

May 13, 1967 - September 28, 2017

Matthew B. Mello, 50, of Mattapoisett passed away with his family at his side Thursday, September 28, 2017 in McCarthy Care Center after a brief illness.Born in New Bedford, the son of Patricia Barrow of Fairhaven and Russell Mello he was a lifelong area resident.Matt graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 1985. He later went on to graduate from Fitchburg State College in 1989 and...
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Emilia Anzaldi

March 4, 1921 - September 23, 2017

Mrs. Emilia "Emily" (Morganti) Anzaldi, 96, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully Saturday morning on September 23, 2017 at the Royal of Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late William Anzaldi, Sr.Born in Venice, Italy she grew up there and came to the United States as a young woman. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Parish, Fairhaven.Mrs. Anzaldi loved to cook for her family. Her...
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Donald P. Viera

November 11, 1935 - September 17, 2017

Donald P. Viera, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Tilton) Viera with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.Born in Oak Bluffs, a son of the late John and Laura (Peters) Viera, Sr. he lived most of his life in this area. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. Don attended Fairhaven...
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Mary Kubel

August 15, 1931 - August 26, 2017

Mary (Mello) Kubel, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Leo Kubel.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Adolfo and Aurelia (Fernandes) Mello, she lived in Fairhaven before moving to East Freetown in 1975. Prior to residence at Our Lady's Haven, she attended Primetime Adult Care of Dighton.Mrs. Kubel was a talented...
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Adeliza M. Stevens

October 4, 1915 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Fairlawn, Fairhaven, MA.
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Noreen Lareau

December 30, 1961 - August 17, 2017

Noreen (Feener) Lareau, age 55, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the Life Partner of Michael Reilly of Fairhaven.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late George Feener and the late Nora (Smith) Feener, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and a graduate of Fairhaven High School and earned her Associate's Degree...
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Mary Pacheco

April 7, 1936 - August 14, 2017

Mary S. Pacheco passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 surrounded by her family and her beloved dog, Bailey.Mary was a bookkeeper for Hawes Electric for many years. She is survived by her son, John Derrick Pacheco and his wife Debbie of Fairhaven; a daughter, Debbie Pacheco and her spouse Holly Vierra of Fall River; and a son, Brian Pacheco of New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late...
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Particia Ann Fleurent

April 8, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Patricia A. Fleurent, 75, of Mattapoisett passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Leo H. Fleurent, Sr. and the Late Sophie (Wypych) Fleurent Pitta she lived most of her early and later years in the area, while also living in New Jersey for 30 years.Miss Fleurent loved her cats. They were like her children. She also loved the...
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Linda Helen Longworth

September 30, 1950 - August 5, 2017

Linda (Gallant) Longworth, 66, of Acushnet passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert Longworth with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. Mrs. Longworth worked as a day care provider for...
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Leo A. Surprenant

July 15, 1924 - July 22, 2017

Leo A. Surprenant, age 93, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Theresa (Durand) Surprenant with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Jean and Irene (Roy) Surprenant, he had resided in California for several years before moving back to Fairhaven.Mr. Surprenant served in the United States Army during...
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Peter E. Bok

September 16, 1951 - July 18, 2017

Peter Edward Bok, age 65, of New Bedford, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, he was the son of Hendrik Bok and the late Anneliese (Kolberg) Bok. Peter was a graduate of Dartmouth High School Class of 1969 and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He worked in transportation for InLine Technologies, a process equipment...
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Conrad P. Richard

May 19, 1924 - July 14, 2017

Conrad P. Richard, 93, of Acushnet, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, July 14, 2017. He was the son of the late Evariste and Anna (Lacourse) Richard, and the beloved husband of Shirley (Silver) Richard, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Mr. Richard graduated from New Bedford High School in 1942 and served as an Aviation Fire Controlman in the United States Navy...
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Terezinha Jesus Xavier

January 9, 1938 - July 12, 2017

Terezinha "Teresa" J. (Medeiros) Xavier, 79, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 after a brief illness surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Germano Xavier.Born in St. Michael Azores, a daughter of the late Manuel and Guihermina (Alexander) Medeiros, she spent her early years there and came to America in 1971. She was an active communicant of St. Joseph's...
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Thomas H. Smith

August 11, 1926 - July 12, 2017

Thomas H. Smith, Jr., age 90, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Care One of New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Irene (Martin) Smith. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Stella (Warsoski) Smith, he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Smith served for the United States Navy during World War II where he was a baker on the USS Shelby. He worked for...
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Robert Brodeur

April 19, 1949 - June 17, 2017

Robert "Bob" Brodeur, 68, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 17, 2017 in his home. He was the beloved companion of Joan Joseph.Bob was the son of the late Joseph and Jean (Thomas) Brodeur. He lived most of his life in Fairhaven and he was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Mr. Brodeur worked as a boom truck operator for NSTAR. He enjoyed golfing, riding his...
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Jason M. Schofield

March 25, 1973 - June 14, 2017

Jason M. Schofield, age 44, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Julia (Carreiro) Schofield to whom he had been married for the past 3 years.Born in Quincy, MA the son of Ed Marden of Townsend, MA, Denise (Lebert) Pennini of Boston and adopted father William Schofield of Rockland, he earned his Bachelor's...
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David C. Durfee

June 22, 1944 - June 8, 2017

David Chaloner Durfee, age 72, of Mattapoisett, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of the late Edna Elizabeth (George) Durfee.Born in Fall River, the son of Ruth (Dearden) Durfee-Nolan of Fall River and the late Chaloner Durfee, he was a 1961 graduate of Dartmouth High School and attended Barrington College.David was a United Sates...
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Debra Jane Hartzell

October 16, 1951 - June 8, 2017

Debra J. (Brodo) Hartzell, age 65 of Fairhaven, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Jack A. Hartzell Sr., for Forty Five years. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Stephen and Ruth (Benjamin) Brodo. A lifelong area resident, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1969. Before falling ill, she...
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Lloyd Solomon

October 6, 1947 - June 5, 2017

Lloyd Solomon, 69, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 5, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and worked most of his life in the textile industry in Fall River. He was the son of the late Bernard Solomon and Rita Gotlib Solomon, both of New Bedford. Lloyd enjoyed frequent cruising with his family, day trips to Foxwoods Casino, word search puzzles, yard sales,...
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Lisa Marie Pinto

September 28, 1966 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Fairlawn, Fairhaven, MA.
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Geraldine Ann Frates

February 8, 1944 - May 11, 2017

Geraldine Frates, 73, of Fairhaven passed away Thursday May, 11 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after fighting a brave and courageous battle with cancer.Gerri was born in New Bedford to the late Lena Almy and the late William Mello. Gerri was a communicant of St. Mary's Church Fairhaven. Gerri graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1961, and was very active in the reunion committee. ...
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Claire R. Brightman

November 16, 1925 - May 10, 2017

THE CLOCK OF LIFEThe clock of life is wound, but once And no man has the powerTo tell just when the hands will stop At late or early hour.Now is the only time you own, Live, love, toil with a will.Place no faith in "tomorrow" for The clock may then be still.
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Robert B. Bessette

April 1, 1983 - April 27, 2017

Robert B. Bessette, age 34 of Cambridge, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2017. He is the son of Michelle (Bessette) Sauvé and her husband William of Fairhaven.He worked as a general carpenter for US Construction, Inc. Boston, MABobby's favorite pastime was fresh water fishing. He also enjoyed camping, listening to his music and being with friends and family.Robert is also survived by...
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Lucille E. Victorino

September 25, 1921 - April 20, 2017

Lucille (Bouley) Victorino, 95, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Royal of Fairhaven after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Jack Victorino.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Eva (Burns) Bouley, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven.Most will remember Mrs. Victorino as a cafeteria monitor and assistant in the library at the Oxford School...
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Leonide R. Kalife

June 7, 1929 - April 11, 2017

Leonide R. Kalife "Lee", a longtime resident of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, the 11th day of April at St. Luke's Hospital.Born in 1929 in Acushnet, Lee graduated from New Bedford High School.She worked for the New England Telephone Company for 32 years.Lee enjoyed hosting family and friends in her home. Her carrot cake will be missed at Easter!She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Louis J....
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Lisa Gale Connulty

March 9, 1963 - April 6, 2017

Lisa Gale Connulty, 54, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of John Costa.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Edward and Gale (Marra) Connulty she was a lifelong area resident. Lisa graduated from Rhode Island Community College. She was a talented poet. As an animal lover, she was active in animal rescue and supported the ASPCA. Her...
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S. Lester Wilkinson

March 31, 1941 - March 26, 2017

S. Lester Wilkinson, age 75, of Fairhaven, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Alden Court following a long illness. He was the best friend and life partner of Joyce Belli for the past 30 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late S. Lester and Mary (Kratzsch) Wilkinson, he had resided in Westport before moving to Fairhaven 29 years ago.He was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and...
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George R. Graves

June 18, 1932 - March 18, 2017

George R. Graves, age 84, of Fairhaven, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Alden Court following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was the loving husband of Joan Crompton Graves with whom they shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Weehawken, NJ, the son of the late Wilfred H. and Marion (Hiller) Graves, he had resided in Fairhaven for most of his life.A 1950 graduate of Fairhaven...
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Julian E. T. Youngblood

December 7, 1936 - March 7, 2017

Julian E. T. Youngblood, Jr., age 80, of Fairhaven, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joan A. (Parsons) Youngblood with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Julian E. T. and Bessie (Blake) Youngblood, he had resided in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven 35 years ago. He was a graduate of New...
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Ronald J. Richard

November 27, 1939 - February 22, 2017

Ronald J. Richard, 77, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jeannine (Surprenant) Richard.Born in Fairhaven, a son of the late Hilaire and Katherine (Biernacki) Richard he was a lifelong town resident and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven.Mr. Richard graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1957 and later served in...
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Robert H. Silver

January 27, 1928 - February 17, 2017

Robert "Bob" H. Silver, age 89, of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Care One of New Bedford. He was the loving husband of Jean (McDonnell) Silver. They met while working at the Atlas Tack and shared 58 years of marriage.Born in Fairhaven and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Percy E. and Marion (Humphrey) Silver. Bob was a graduate of Fairhaven High School,...
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Joseph Maurice Demanche

October 16, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Joseph Demanche, Maury to most, passed away on February 9th at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.Born in New Bedford, MA., he was the son of the late Joseph Alfred and Catherine(Brochu) Demanche. He will now join his brothers Armand and Roger who preceded him. He is survived by brothers Paul and Robert and a sister, Pauline Portelance.Maury was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven, attending Sacred Hearts...
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Dorothea Bunny Coleman

December 15, 1921 - February 8, 2017

Dorothea "Bunny" Coleman, age 95, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at The Royal of Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Edmund F. Coleman.Born in Quincy, the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine (Hennessey) McPartlan, she was raised in Dorchester and lived in Fairhaven for the past 40 years.Mrs. Coleman was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed the comforts of her...
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Thomas Michael Joseph

May 1, 1946 - February 3, 2017

Thomas Michael Joseph, 70, of Fairhaven died at St. Luke's Hospital on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Almeida) Joseph for 40 years. Born in New Bedford, Mr. Joseph was a history teacher in Fairhaven for 13 years and owned Fairhaven Software. He has a Bachelor's degree in teaching from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO. He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St....
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Mary Witkowicz

February 4, 1918 - January 29, 2017

Mary (Osenkowski) Witkowicz, age 98, of Fairhaven, passed away 6 days shy of her 99th birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Felix S. Witkowicz with whom she shared 67 years of marriage and has now been reunited.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Agnieszka (Hamot) Osenkowski, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. Mary was a selflessly devoted wife, an...
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Eileen Larocque

September 9, 1926 - January 27, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Jeanne M. Guillotte

January 17, 1934 - January 20, 2017

Jeanne Marie (Desroches) Guillotte, age 83, of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur A.J. Guillotte.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Daigneault) Desroches, she had resided in Fairhaven for the past 54 years.Mrs. Guillotte had worked as a stitcher in the local textile...
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Kenneth L. Strohman

April 26, 1944 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Fairlawn, Fairhaven, MA.
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Jose Humberto Reis

January 18, 1932 - December 30, 2016

Jose Humberto Reis, 84, of Fairhaven passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Tavares) Reis with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.Born in St. Michael, Azores the son of the late Jose and Marianna (Oliveira) Reis he grew up there and came to America in 1960. He had lived in Fairhaven for the past 45 years. He was a...
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Walter Marion Tyler

April 9, 1939 - December 28, 2016

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Walter Marion Tyler, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend peacefully departed this life at the age of 77 attended by the loving care of his family. He was born in Amory, Mississippi on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, the 4th and youngest child of Marion Caroline Sanders and Walter Lester Tyler. A life of adventure would eventually lead...
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Elizabeth D. Stevens

April 6, 1919 - December 22, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" (Smith) Stevens, 97, of Fairhaven and formerly of Cuttyhunk Island passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Woman & Infants Hospital after a period of declining health. She was the loving wife of the late Oliver "Ollie" J. Stevens.Born in New London, CT a daughter of the late Newton A. and Marion (Mason) Smith, she went on to graduate from Fairhaven High School. Betty...
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Bernice Marion Garlington

May 7, 1926 - December 10, 2016

Bernice M. (Potter) Garlington, age 90, of Tiverton, RI, passed away, Saturday, December 10, 2016 in St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late John Garlington Jr.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late William E. and Ethel M. (Martin) Potter, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School. Mrs. Garlington enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and her dog Sam...
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Eleanor Kenham

August 12, 1914 - November 28, 2016

Eleanor (Hinkley) Kenham, age 102 of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Alden Court in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Moses Kenham.Mrs. Kenham was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Noemi (Marchessault) Hinkley.She is survived by her daughter: Sandra Hammond and her husband Ronald of Fairhaven; a granddaughter Ronna Lima of Fairhaven; a grandson...
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Therese G. Faria

May 3, 1926 - November 23, 2016

Therese G. (Mercier) Faria, of Holiday, FL and Fairhaven, MA, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 after losing her courageous and brave battle with cancer. She was born May 3, 1926 in Acushnet, MA to Joanna (Ferron) and Frank X. Mercier. After getting married, Terry moved to Fairhaven, MA where, with her husband, Manuel, raised their four children. Terry and Manny moved from Fairhaven, MA to...
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John Bernard Nelson

June 8, 1924 - November 18, 2016

John B. Nelson "Jack", age 92, died on November 18, 2016 at Alden Court after a period of declining health. He was the son of John B. and Margaret (McHugh) Nelson. Born in New Bedford on June 8, 1924, he has lived in Fairhaven since 1973. Most of his close friends knew him, affectionately, as "Bad Jack".Jack retired in 1990 after serving 40 years with the Acushnet Company Rubber Division in the...
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Janet E. Holt

October 3, 1942 - November 15, 2016

Janet E. (Martel) Holt, age 74, of Fairhaven passed away November 15, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Richard C. Holt to whom she was married for 56 years. Born in Hartford Connecticut, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lauretta (Charpentier) Martel she lived in Hartford, Connecticut and New Bedford until moving to Fairhaven, at the age of eleven. ...
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Manuel S. Pacheco

June 4, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Manuel Sousa (Xavier) Pacheco, age 81, of Acushnet passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Alice (Souza) Pacheco, to whom he had been married for 57 years.Born in Fenais da Ajuda, São Miguel, Açores, son of the late Manuel and Maria Gloria (Xavier) Pacheco. He loved spending time with family, and enjoyed his many animals, but nothing brought...
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Rosalie A. Brown

July 5, 1926 - November 12, 2016

Rosalie A. (Potkay) Brown, age 90, of New Bedford, formerly of Fairhaven, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at her residence. She was the widow of Alvin D. Brown, Jr.Born in Fairhaven a daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Smith) Potkay, she was a lifelong resident and she was a member of the Long Plain Baptist Church.Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Holy Family High School. She enjoyed square dancing...
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Hazel S. Price

September 5, 1924 - October 29, 2016

Hazel S. (Evans) Price, age 92, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Oaks in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Price.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late David and Sarah (Smalley) Evans, she had been a lifelong area resident.A graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1943, she was a member of St. Martins Episcopal Church. She worked at the...
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Walton K. Ellis

May 4, 1946 - October 24, 2016

Walton K. Ellis, age 70, of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in Bermuda unexpectedly. He was the husband of Anne (Baveas) Ellis to whom he had been married for the past 44 years.Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Burton and Margaret (Hathaway) Ellis-Benware, he had been a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.A graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1965, he served in the United...
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Linda Tsotsones

October 7, 1926 - October 18, 2016

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me...
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Anthony Viveiros

October 2, 1972 - October 5, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Viveiros, age 44, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Lisa A. (Valerio) Viveiros with whom he shared 11 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of Robert and Maureen (O'Brien) Viveiros of Fairhaven, he was raised in Fairhaven.He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and worked...
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Marilyn C. Dube

July 2, 1936 - October 3, 2016

Marilyn C. (Gallagher) Dube, age 80, of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederic A. Dube.Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late James and Bella (Lussier) Gallagher, she was a lifelong town resident. In her youth, Mrs. Dube was employed at the former Mutter Pearls and Gerbers Jewelry in New Bedford. A talented artist, Mrs....
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Roger Robert Blaise

August 2, 1942 - September 24, 2016

Roger Robert Blaise, age 74, of Acushnet passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Sacred Heart Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of June (Grochmal) Blaise with whom he shared 23 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Acushnet, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (O'Grady) Blaise. Roger worked for Deloid Associates as a carpenter...
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Constance A. Greenway

September 11, 1926 - September 2, 2016

Constance A. "Connie" (Cyr) Greenway, age 89, of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late James W. "Tom" Greenway. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Alfred and Eleanor (Manson) Cyr, she had resided in Fairhaven for the past 66 years.Mrs. Greenway had worked as a waitress in several local restaurants and retired from an...
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Paul L. Pepin

February 15, 1929 - July 30, 2016

Paul L. Pepin, 87, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was the husband of the late Constance G. (Rousseau) Pepin.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Eugene and Yvonne (Levasseur) Pepin he was a lifelong area resident.He is survived by two sisters, Lorraine Vieira of Mattapoisett and Rachel Jussaume of New Bedford; a brother, Raymond Pepin of Fairhaven; and several niece and...
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E. Elizabeth Durfee

March 6, 1924 - July 29, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Durfee, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of David Durfee to whom she had been married for 34 years.Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late Albert J. and Christina E. (Tim) George, she was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, and attended Bristol Community College and Southeastern Massachusetts University in Dartmouth....
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Thelma L. Storer

September 17, 1929 - July 28, 2016

Thelma L. (Leahey) Storer, 86, of Mattapoisett passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 surrounded by her beloved family after a courageous fight with a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Storer.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Sarah C. (Farnham) Leahey she was a lifelong area resident and a long time communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of...
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William Edward Dessert

October 1, 1945 - July 3, 2016

William Edward Dessert, age 70, passed away Sunday July 3, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Rebecca E. (Webster) Dessert with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.Born in Macon, Missouri, he was the son of Wilfred and Grace (Aiello) Dessert. He graduated in 1963 from Fairhaven High School and worked as a plant manager at the New Bedford Waterfront for 30...
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William John Rigby

June 18, 1927 - July 1, 2016

William "Jiggy" J. Rigby, 89, of Fairhaven passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 in Alden Court. He was the loving husband of the late Mildred "Millie" Church (Palmer) Rigby with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.Born in Fall River, a son of the late William and Albina (LeBlanc) Rigby he grew up there and lived most of his life in Fairhaven.Mr. Rigby served in the United States Army during World...
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Aaron John Mattos

August 2, 1989 - June 29, 2016

Aaron J. Mattos, 26, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 29, 2016.Born in Providence, a son of Daryl and Shirley (Morse) Mattos of Fairhaven he lived most his life in Fairhaven and most recently New Bedford.Aaron graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 2007 and then from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He...
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Duane Brown

April 23, 1963 - June 11, 2016

Duane Brown, age 53, of Stoughton, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital unexpectedly. He was the longtime partner of Robert F. McDonald, Jr.Born in New Bedford, a son of Barbara (Waite) Brown of Acushnet and the late Roy Brown, he lived in Roslindale for several years before moving to Stoughton in 2012.A graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1981, he...
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Elinor Lucy Curran

December 14, 1926 - June 10, 2016

Elinor "Joy" Lucy (Gioiosa) Curran, age 89, passed away at home on June 10, 2016. She was the wife of the late James Joseph Curran.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Julia (Camioni) Gioiosa. Joy was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1973 and worked at the Acushnet Company as a research and design technician for 37 years until her retirement. Elinor...
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Roger J. Arsenault

April 26, 1928 - May 28, 2016

Roger J. Arsenault, 88, of Fairhaven, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, May 28, 2016, following a long illness. He was the husband of Patricia (Roberts) Arsenault with whom he shared 69 years of marriage.Born in Fairhaven, a son of the late Antoine A. and Elmire (Daigle) Arsenault, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.Mr. Arsenault was a proud...
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Peter Alan Lizotte

February 25, 1954 - May 17, 2016

Peter A. Lizotte of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. Peter is survived by his wife, Julie and their sons, Oliver and Ethan, his parents, Edmund J. and Beatrice J. Lizotte, a brother, Jeffrey, a step-son Andrew Heller, a nephew, Dakota and a niece, Shyanne. He was a dear relative and friend to many.A successful title examiner across several Counties, Peter...
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Alan Waddington

December 26, 1930 - May 14, 2016

Alan Waddington, 85, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 in his residence. He was the husband of the late Marie J. (DePiro) Waddington.Born in New Bedford a son of the late Robert Waddington he lived most of his life in Fairhaven.Mr. Waddington graduated from the Greater New Bedford Vocational High School. He later went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. ...
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Raymond Nazarchyk

October 21, 1928 - April 27, 2016

Raymond Nazarchyk, age 87, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Our Lady's Haven. He was the husband of Ann (Doige) Rocha-Nazarchyk and the late Bruna (Prosperi) Nazarchyk.Born in Taunton, a son of the late Karp and Anna (Knapinski) Nazarchyk, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Mr. Nazarchyk served in the Army during World War II in Italy and Germany. He later worked as a...
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Mildred C. Rigby

October 29, 1923 - April 15, 2016

Mildred "Millie" Church (Palmer) Rigby, 92, of Fairhaven, passed away April 15, 2016 at Alden Court. She was the wife of William J. Rigby with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Horatio and Jennie C. (Gillies) Palmer, she had resided in Mattapoisett before moving to Fairhaven.Mrs. Rigby was the owner of Mildred's House of Beauty in Fairhaven.She...
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Alice DoCarmo

June 14, 1930 - April 1, 2016

Alice (Costa) DoCarmo, 85, of Fairhaven passed away with her family at her side Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Royal of Fairhaven after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Nuno DoCarmo.Born in Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Antone and Elvira (Costa) Costa she lived most of her life in Fairhaven. Alice was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.Mrs. DoCarmo worked in the o-ring...
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Norma Ann Petersen

July 9, 1951 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Fairlawn, Fairhaven, MA.
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Beatrice Fernandes

September 19, 1911 - March 22, 2016

Beatrice (Gonsalves) Fernandes of Fairhaven, MA, 104 years of age, passed to Our Lord peacefully surrounded by family on March 22, 2016 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. Beatrice was born in New Bedford on September 19, 1911, the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie S. (Fernandes) Gonsalves. Beatrice was a devout Catholic whose family and faith were the foundation of all that was...
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Mariana J. Coelho

December 28, 1929 - March 13, 2016

Mariana J. Coelho, age 86, of Fairhaven and formally of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven. Born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Jose and Maria Coelho, she resided in Cape Verde Islands until moving to the New Bedford area in her 20's. Mariana was a devout Christian who was a communicant of St. James Church and an adorer at Our Lady's Chapel in New...
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Elizabeth T. Sweeney

January 10, 1927 - March 10, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" T. (Meehan) Sweeney, 89, of Fairhaven, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven. She was the wife of the late John B. Sweeney. John and Betty had a tremendous love for one another and were married for 45 years, until the time of his death. Born and raised in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John F. and Edna E. (Smith) Meehan, she lived most of her life in...
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Louis S. Arruda

August 11, 1923 - March 6, 2016

Louis S. Arruda, 92, of Fairhaven and formerly of Fall River, Tiverton and Winter Haven, FL passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Our Lady's Haven. He was the beloved husband of Guilmira S. (Silvia) Arruda with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John S. and Marianna (Pacheco) Arruda he lived the last few years of his life in Fairhaven. He was a communicant...
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Rozaline C. Sisson

January 8, 1938 - February 26, 2016

Rozaline "Lee" C. Sisson, 78, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles K. Sisson.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel F. and Maria (Ferreira) Camacho, she had resided in Fairhaven since 1966.Mrs. Sisson had a long successful career as a teacher in the Fairhaven Public School system for 36 years...
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Maria Deus de Deus Melo

September 4, 1960 - February 23, 2016

Maria de Deus (Umbelina) Melo, 55, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family and friends after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Artur Melo and mother of Christian Melo.Born in Povoação, São Miguel, Açores, she was the daughter of Jacinto and Rosalina (Medeiros) Umbelina. She came with her family to the United States in...
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Leo Amedee Jabotte

August 15, 1944 - February 7, 2016

Leo Amedee Jabotte, 71, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 7, 2016 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.Born in Acushnet, son of the late George and Eva (Girard) Jabotte, he lived in New Bedford until marrying his high school sweetheart Jean E. (Gilson) Jabotte with whom he celebrated their 50th anniversary in August.He served in the Marine Corps Reserves for 10 years....
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Catherine T. Costa-Mareira

May 31, 1949 - February 1, 2016

Catherine T. (Baptiste) Costa-Mareira, age 66, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was the wife of Robert Mareira to whom she had been married for 16 years.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Alfred and Evangelene (Shagurly) Baptiste, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of New Bedford High School. Catherine was...
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Richard T. L. Cromwell

May 14, 1935 - January 27, 2016

Richard "Dick" Thomas Lawton Cromwell, 80, of Fairhaven, passed away on January 27, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health. He was the husband of Cindy (Macedo) Cromwell with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Charles E. and Alice (Maxcy) Cromwell, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.Mr. Cromwell had worked as a machine operator...
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Margaret M. Trahan

December 8, 1927 - January 9, 2016

Margaret M. "Margie" (Holmes) Trahan, age 88, of W. Wareham, formerly of Cape Coral, FL, and New Bedford, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Royal of Fairhaven.Born in Provincetown, MA the daughter of the late Gabriel and Alice (Brown) Holmes, she spent 45 years in New Bedford before moving to Cape Coral, FL in 1972 and returning to Wareham four years ago.Mrs. Trahan was employed as a...
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Annette Y. Richard

November 6, 1934 - January 7, 2016

Annette Y. (LeBlanc) Richard, 81, of Acushnet passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 7, 2016 in her home. She was the loving wife of the late Edmond Richard. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Raymond and Annette (Rivet) LeBlanc she was a lifelong town resident. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Mrs. Richard attended Acushnet Schools and Sacred Heart Academy before...
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Sandra K. Gaudreau

June 25, 1958 - January 5, 2016

Sandra K. (Higgins) Gaudreau, 57, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Michael T. Gaudreau Sr. with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. They met in San Antonio while in the Army Reserves.Born in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of Shirley (Dougherty) Higgins and the late Charles Higgins, she was raised in Elkhorn, NE and has resided in...
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Jeffrey R. Davis

November 3, 1946 - January 5, 2016

Jeffrey R. Davis, 69, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at home.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Reid) Davis, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.He was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 1966.Mr. Davis had worked for the former Commonwealth Electric Company for 37 years.A United...
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Mary Nancy Oliveira

April 12, 1922 - December 23, 2015

Mary "Nancy" Oliveira, 93, of Acushnet passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late George Oliveira.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel and Diamintina (Costa-Medeiros) Vieira she lived most of her life in Acushnet. She was a communicant of St Francis Xavier Parish. Mrs. Oliveira worked as a stitcher in the Riverside...
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Berit Elise Baarsvik

July 28, 1926 - December 22, 2015

The word Solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), and so on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 on the Winter Solstice, our mom's heart stood still, holding the hands of her grandchildren, Kristian and Dana. Berit Elise (Swenson) Baarsvik was born in Oslo, Norway on July 28,1926. She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford, spending her later years at Sippican Healthcare...
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Anna Olifierko

May 1, 1925 - December 11, 2015

Anna "Bubba" (Hylek) Olifierko, 90, of Acushnet, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Emil R. Olifierko.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Konstanty and Mary (Wrobel) Hylek, she was raised in the south end of New Bedford and lived in Acushnet for the past 57 years.She was a proud graduate of New Bedford High School...
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Irene Blanche Frates

November 25, 1926 - December 6, 2015


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Claire E. Lacoste

August 5, 1924 - November 24, 2015

Claire E. (Parent) Lacoste, 91, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the loving wife and best friend of J. Emile Lacoste with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late George and Blanche (Hamel) Parent, she had resided in Fairhaven since 1956.Mrs. Lacoste enjoyed sewing, baking and cooking,...
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Dorothy Evelyn Paquette

April 14, 1927 - November 3, 2015

Dorothy E. (Perry) Paquette, age 88,of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, November 3,2015 in Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of the late Reginald O. Paquette whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Martel) Perry, she resided in So. Dartmouth for 31 years and Fairhaven, 34 years. An accomplished equestrian and an icon in the Arabian horse...
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Paul Arthur Schroeder

January 18, 1943 - October 26, 2015

Paul A. Schroeder, age 72, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Sandra Rose (Amaral) Schroeder with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 21st.Born in Falmouth, a son of the late Francis and Mildred (Dennis) Schroeder, he spent his early years on the Cape before moving to Fairhaven over 50...
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Edward P. Grindrod

June 5, 1923 - October 22, 2015

Edward P. Grindrod, age 92, formerly of Fairhaven, passed away on October 22, 2015 at the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community in Irvington, Virginia. He was the husband of the late Jeanne M. (Pate) Grindrod.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Edward and Emerencienne (Joinville) Grindrod, he lived in Fairhaven for many years before moving to Virginia in early 2015.A graduate...
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Amy P. Savoie

January 2, 1964 - October 21, 2015

Amy P. Savoie, 51, of E. Wareham, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at home following a long illness. She was the loving fiancée of John K. Gordon.Born in New Bedford, she was a daughter of Patricia (MacLean) Foster of Fairhaven and the late Alfred Foster.She had worked as a retail clerk in the local area.Amy loved the company of her family, friends and loving son.Surviving in...
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James Ronald Fonseca

March 10, 1938 - October 11, 2015

James R. "Fonsy" Fonseca, 77, of Dartmouth passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 after a long illness.Born a son of the late Frank and Jovita (Duarte) Fonseca he lived most his life in the area and briefly in California.Fonsy was a well-known local musician who played with various bands such as Tito Mambo, The Cyclones, The Graduates and The Mickie Lee Marshall Band. Fonsy was lucky enough to...
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Inez D. Gubler

March 31, 1923 - October 11, 2015

Inez D. (Cabral) Gubler, age 92, of Fairhaven passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Lloyd M. Gubler.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Manuel and Olivia (Raposa) Cabral, she lived in Fall River for many years and Onset before moving to Fairhaven in 1960. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked at the former States...
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Patricia M. Broadland

September 9, 1933 - October 6, 2015

Patricia M. (Bancroft) Broadland, 82, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late William Broadland. Born in Fairhaven, a daughter of the late John and Alletta (Allen) Bancroft she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven.Mrs. Broadland graduated from Holy Family...
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Kristine A. Motta

October 5, 1959 - October 5, 2015

Kristine Anne (Lawrence) Motta, 56, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5, 2015, her birthday, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, RI from complications of a past brain tumor. She was the fiancé of George Alix, whom she happily shared her life with for the past seven years.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Patricia (Wheeler) Lawrence who was her...
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Dorothy Pratt Zwickel

August 9, 1924 - October 3, 2015

Dorothy Pratt Zwickel, born in Fairhaven, MA to Annie Tootle and Frank Preston on August 9, 1924, passed peacefully on October 3, 2015 in Hobe Sound, FL. Formerly of West Palm Beach, FL. Dorothy was the loving and dedicated wife of William E Pratt, Sr., widowed; Charles Thomas, widowed, and Abner Zwickel, widowed. All passed away and all too soon. Dorothy is the Mom of and is survived by four...
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Alfred W. Cyr

July 12, 1928 - September 20, 2015

Alfred W. Cyr, age 87, of Fairhaven, died September 20, 2015 at home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Honohan) with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.Born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Alfred and Eleanor Cyr. He moved to Fairhaven at a young age. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1946. He was a...
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