Our Obituaries

Arthur E. Shea

July 10, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Arthur E. Shea Jr., age 91, of Somerset, passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Somerset Ridge Center. He was the husband of the late Barbara I. (McDonald) Shea.Born in Fall River, son of the late Arthur E. Shea Sr. and Elsie (Keefe) Shea, he had been a longtime resident of Somerset.A graduate of the former Msgr. James Coyle High School class of 1944, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree...
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Kellie J. Park

March 3, 1964 - November 11, 2017

Kellie J. Park, age 53 of Somerset, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a long illness.Born in Fall River, a daughter of Marilyn (Fournier) Park of Somerset and the late Donald K. Park, she had been a lifelong resident of Somerset. She is also survived by two brothers, Shawn Park and his wife Debra of Somerset and Patrick Park and his wife Marnie of...
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Robert L. Pedder

June 19, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Robert L. Pedder, Sr., age 86, of Titusville, FL, and Somerset, MA, passed away at home on October 2, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Pedder to whom he loved very dearly. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late James and Mabel Pedder. He was a graduate of Diman Vocational High School of Fall River, Ma. Bob was employed by Raytheon as a design engineer until his retirement....
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Madeline J. Harrington

August 15, 1944 - August 30, 2017

Madeline J. Harrington (Lariviere), age 73, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late John G. Harrington.Born in Fall River, MA the daughter of the late Edward and the late Mary (Silvia) Lariviere she was a resident of Somerset for 17 years coming from Boston.Mrs. Harrington enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and knitting. She appreciated all kinds of music and animals, she...
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Martha M. McVey

April 2, 1920 - August 13, 2017

Martha M. (Durand) McVey, age 97, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, comfortably, surrounded by family, after suffering a stroke in July.Martha was born in Fall River, on April 2, 1920, the 3rd of 11 children to the late Edward and Delia (Autote) Durand.She was a 1937 graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River and enjoyed attending all her class reunions. In 1942, she married Thomas...
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Rosalie F. Galib

January 17, 1927 - August 3, 2017

Rosalie F. (Joseph) Galib, "Sittee", age 90 of Somerset, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, RI. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Galib, her husband of 64 years.Born in Torrington, CT, the daughter of the late Murad and Mary (Thomas) Joseph, Rosalie was a graduate of Torrington High School, class of 1944. After her marriage to Tom in 1951, she moved to...
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Jerry Warren Timberlake

April 20, 1938 - August 1, 2017

Jerry Warren Timberlake age 79 passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017 at Somerset Ridge Center in Somerset Massachusetts after his 6 month battle with cancer. Jerry was the son of Gladys (Myers) Timberlake and Warren E. Timberlake. He was born and raised in Rockville Indiana, later moving to Southwest Florida where he lived for 30 years and recently moving to Somerset Massachusetts.Jerry is...
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Anita Metras

November 24, 1921 - July 28, 2017

Anita (Pelletier) Metras, age 95, of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Edmond J. Metras for over 60 years.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Jules and Dina (Allaire) Pelletier, she was the step-daughter of the late Phillip Joncas. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1940, she enjoyed many class...
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Elizabeth A. Kachel

January 25, 1924 - July 25, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Dignan) Kachel, age 93 of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in St. Anne's hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Betty was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Shea) Dignan, she was a lifelong area resident. She grew up in the Fall River area, attended local schools, was employed later as an assembler at Arrow Products in PA. She loved to be...
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JoAnn E. Silvia

November 9, 1942 - July 10, 2017

JoAnn E. (Casper) Silvia, 74, of Somerset, MA, a retired Somerset High School teacher, passed away on July 10, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Russell Silvia and mother in law of the late Thomas K. Medeiros. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in Fall River, MA, she was a daughter of the late Edward R. and Dorothy (Golden) Casper; she lived in Somerset since 1969 and was a...
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Elizabeth A. McNamara Corrigan

July 5, 1936 - May 17, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Fahey) McNamara Corrigan, "Liz," age 80, of Barrington, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late William F. McNamara and the late Donald Corrigan.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Martin J. and Dora (Del Zenero) Fahey, she was a longtime resident of Fall River and Swansea prior to moving to Barrington. ...
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Mary G. Heroux

January 22, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Mary G. (Giblin) Heroux, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017, surrounded by family. She was the wife of Paul R. Heroux. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Lavoie) Giblin, Mary resided in Somerset and West Island, Fairhaven.A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, she received her Bachelor of Arts...
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Ronald M. Lima

August 20, 1938 - April 23, 2017

Ronald M. "Ron" Lima, Sr., age 78, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was the husband of Leonisa (Janjao) Lima.Born in Fall River a son of the late Manuel and the late Hilda (Rodgers) Errico he was a long time resident of Somerset.Having attended classes specializing in Information Systems at Bristol Community College, Providence College, and IBM Education Centers he worked in the Technology...
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Ronald R. Richard

February 6, 1934 - April 15, 2017

Ronald R. Richard, age 83, of Windham, NH, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Audette (Bishop) Richard.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Arthur J. and Antoinette (Gagne) Richard, he was a longtime resident of Somerset, moving to Windham three years ago. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School class of 1953...
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Janet Russo

July 19, 1933 - April 6, 2017

Janet (Gibney) Russo, age 83, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Russo.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Christopher and Mary (Ward) Gibney, she had been a resident of Somerset for over forty years.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked in the E.K.G. Department at Truesdale Hospital and Charlton...
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Norman R. Leary

May 21, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Norman Leary, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Son of William and Bertha Leary, Norman's time on this Earth was spent bringing joy to others. He had an appreciation for the simpler things in life; a plate of hot dogs and beans, a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and his tight circle of family and friends were among his greatest joys in life. He leaves behind his brothers,...
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Marilyn J. Mesko

December 3, 1936 - March 25, 2017

Marilyn J. (Tracy) Mesko, age 80, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Woodrow G. and Martha A. (Poole) Tracy, she lived in New York for many years before returning back to the area.A graduate of the Dominican Academy, she worked as an office assistant at Pan American Airlines, an inspector at Litton...
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Kathryn J. Garvey

April 21, 1923 - March 7, 2017

Kathryn Joan (Clifford) Garvey, 93, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on March 7th. Kathryn "Kay" was born in Fall River on April 21, 1923 to Dorothy (Lafferty) Clifford and John P. Clifford. A member of the BMC Durfee High School Class of 1940, she started work for the Feitelberg Agency at the age of 15 and, but for a few years when her children were young, worked there until retiring at the...
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Irina V. Marzilli

January 27, 1964 - February 17, 2017

Irina V. Marzilli age 53, of Somerset, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 in Home and Hospice Care of RI Philip Hulitar Impatient Center.Born in Divnogorsk, Russia, the daughter of Faina (Kuznetsova) Lukyanenko and the late Viktor Lukyanenko , she attended school in Russia, going to college and becoming an Engineer. She immigrated to the United States in 2003, residing in the Somerset. She...
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Rufus Kelton Hilliard

August 11, 1920 - January 25, 2017

Rufus K. "Bud" Hilliard, age 96 of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lillian E. (Davis) Hilliard.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Dana S. and Clara L. (Hart) Hilliard, he was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A United States Army Air...
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Barbara Olivier

July 2, 1926 - December 23, 2016

Olivier, Barbara J. (Messier), age 90, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard U. Olivier to whom she was married 34 years.Born in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late Orville and Grace M. (St. Armand) Messier she was a lifelong area resident.A 1944 graduate of Durfee High School she went on to Wentworth Hospital School of Nursing in Dover, NH, class...
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Jean M. Quigley

May 27, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Jean Mae (Desmarais) Quigley, age 77, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was the wife of David F. Quigley to whom she was married 55 years.Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Andre and Ellen M. (Lyons) Desmarais she was a longtime resident of Rehoboth.A graduate of Truesdale School of Nursing she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salve Regina. A parish nurse...
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Louise A. Caron

January 11, 1912 - November 2, 2016

Louise A. (Duquette) Caron, age 104, passed away Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Roland L. Caron.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Melchoir and Rosanna (Garand) Duquette, she was a lifelong area resident.In addition to being a homemaker, she was a communicant of St. Louis de France Church. An active member of the Somerset V...
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Joan M. Piette

December 22, 1948 - September 24, 2016

Joan M. (Charland) Piette, age 67, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late J. Byron Piette to whom she had been married for 35 years before his passing two years ago.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Bennett) Charland, she spent her youth in Somerset and graduated from Mount St. Mary's...
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Melissa Beth Davol

April 13, 1982 - September 1, 2016

Melissa B. Davol, age 34, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 1, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident. She was the fiancée of Jarad Moniz of Berkley.Born in Fall River, the daughter of Beth Davol and her husband Peter Sturgeon of New Bedford, she was a graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School class of 2000. Melissa was a Manager of the KFC in...
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Dennis Pereira

April 16, 1933 - August 19, 2016

Dennis Pereira, age 83, of Somerset, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Eileen M. (O'Brien) Pereira to whom he had been married for 60 years.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Manuel and Edith (Texeira) Pereira, he was a lifelong resident of Somerset and a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1951. Mr....
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Roger J. Depin

April 1, 1944 - August 17, 2016

Roger J. Depin, RN, age 72, of Fall River, passed away August 17, 2016 in Sarah Brayton Nursing Home.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Homer J. and Estelle (Bazinet) Depin, he was a lifelong area resident.A graduate of Somerset High School, he attended Massasoit Community College and attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the former Southeastern Massachusetts University in...
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Joseph D. Iadicola

August 18, 1916 - August 9, 2016

Joseph D. Iadicola "Joe", age 99, a longtime resident of Somerset, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham. He was the husband of the late Floretta M. (De Marco) Iadicola "Flo".Born and raised in Fall River, he was the son of the late Angelo and Marianna (Fascione) Iadicola. A graduate of BMC Durfee High School, he received his Associates Degree...
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Celia Desmarais

October 15, 1908 - August 6, 2016

Celia (Loftus) Desmarais, age 107, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 in the Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Fred Desmarais.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas Loftus and Annie (Rogers) Loftus, she lived in Taunton for many years before moving to Somerset in 1949. She is survived by one son; Alfred R. Desmarais of Swansea, two...
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Eva Gonsalves

November 11, 1919 - June 19, 2016

Eva (Ferriera) Gonsalves, age 96, a longtime resident of Somerset, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Sarah M. Brayton Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gonsalves and the daughter of the late Marianno and Mary Ferriera.Eva is survived by her daughters, Theresa A. Vadeboncoeur and her husband, Rene of Taunton and Faith Marie...
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Hortense D. Levesque

April 9, 1930 - May 8, 2016

Hortense D. (Felley) Levesque, age 86, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in the Catholic Memorial Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Norman E. Levesque to whom she had been married for 67 years.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Hortense (Moniz) Felley, she was a 1948 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Levesque was employed as Medical Assistant...
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Norma M. Moran

April 17, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Norma M. (Brownell) Moran, age 89, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of William F. "Bill" Moran with whom she would have celebrated 65 years of marriage this June.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Thelma (Walker) Brownell, she lived in Fall River for many years before...
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Maryellen Pettine

May 25, 1954 - April 18, 2016

Maryellen Pettine died Monday, April 18, 2016. She was, since high school, the lifelong companion, wife and best friend of Thomas Pettine and to whom she was married for 34 years and Maryellen was the mother of three children, Matthew Pettine of Attleboro, Kevin and Allison Pettine both of Somerset. Maryellen was a resident of Somerset, but was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1954.She was...
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Sarah E. Nogueira

December 31, 1924 - April 11, 2016

Sarah E. (Pires) Nogueira, age 91, of Somerset, passed away, Monday, April 11, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lionel Nogueira.Born in Somerset, the daughter of the late Joseph and Christina (Estrella) Pires, she was a lifelong Somerset resident. Mrs. Nogueira was a proud server at the former Somerset Lodge for many years, and was known affectionately to all as ...
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Robert M. Ponte

June 7, 1932 - March 27, 2016

Robert M. Ponte, age 83, of Somerset, passed away, Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the former husband of Nancy (Hayden) Cabral of Somerset.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel and Mary G. (Almeida) Ponte, he moved to Somerset in 1961.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class 1950, he received both his Bachelor of Science degree in education from...
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Dolores J. Sousa

October 18, 1932 - February 3, 2016

Dolores J. (Nordeste) Sousa, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. She was the wife of the late Leonard P. Sousa.Born in Somerset, the daughter of the late John C. and Mary (Estrella) Nordeste, she was a lifelong resident of Somerset and a 1950 graduate of Somerset High School.Mrs. Sousa was a Domestic Engineer most of her life and worked for...
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Phyllis L. Kiley

September 11, 1926 - January 24, 2016

Phyllis L. (Marzilli) Kiley, age 89, passed away comfortably on January 24, 2016 at St. Anne's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Christopher Kiley, to whom she had been married for 42 years. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Enrico Marzilli and Rosina (Fascione) Marzilli. Phyllis was a member of the Women's Guild of the former Holy...
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William F. Farrell

April 15, 1954 - January 13, 2016

William F. Farrell Jr., age 61, of Fall River, passed away, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation Center in New Bedford. Born in Fall River, he was the son of William F. Farrell of Wareham and the late Barbara (Jackson) Farrell.A graduate of Somerset High School, class of 1972, he attended Bristol Community College and worked as a self-employed Carpenter for many...
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Alma R. Levesque

January 5, 1925 - January 4, 2016

Alma R. (Doherty) Levesque, age 90, of Tiverton, formerly of Fall River and Somerset, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Andre H. Levesque.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary (Pargen) Doherty, she was a 1943 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. While living in Fall River, she was a communicant of the...
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James H. Crossley

December 1, 1937 - January 3, 2016

James H. Crossley Jr., age 78, of Somerset, passed away, Sunday, January 03, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Cowell) Crossley.Born in Fall River, a son of the late James H. Crossley Sr. and Georgianna (Whalon) Crossley, he had been a lifelong area resident.A graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School, he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master's...
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William L. Goodreau

July 30, 1945 - December 31, 2015

William L. Goodreau, age 70, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 after battling a critical illness for over 2 years. He was the husband of Barbara C. (Malafronte) Goodreau formerly of Bristol to whom he has been married for the last 41 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Harry E. and Camela M. (Imbriglio) Goodreau Bond, he lived in Somerset for 39 years.A graduate of B.M...
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James Medeiros

July 6, 1926 - December 17, 2015

James Medeiros, "Jimmy the Cobbler," age 89, of Somerset, passed away, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Somerset Ridge. He was the husband of Olivia (Faria) Medeiros "Ollie," to whom he has been married for the past 66 years. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Antone and Maria (Moniz) Medeiros, he lived in Westport before moving to Somerset in the 1960's.Mr. Medeiros was the owner and operator...
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Robert E. Moore

August 5, 1922 - December 9, 2015

Robert E. Moore Sr., age 93, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Helen (Durfee) Moore to whom he has been married to for the past 71 years.Born in Worcester, a son of the late Edwin Moore Sr. and Esther (Hamrin) Moore, he lived in Little Compton, Rhode Island for many years before moving to Somerset.A...
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Thomas A. Galib

March 31, 1922 - December 8, 2015

Thomas A. Galib "Giddee," age 93, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Rosalie F. (Joseph) Galib to whom he has been married for the past 64 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Assad and Haboba (Sahady) Galib, he lived in Fall River for many years before moving to Somerset in 1965.A graduate of BMC Durfee High School...
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Helen R. Phillips

June 11, 1945 - November 27, 2015

Helen R. (Francis) Phillips, age 70, of Dighton, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of David P. Phillips to whom she had been married for 51 years.Born in Dighton, the daughter of the late John and Edna (Jacques) Francis, she was a lifelong resident of the town. Mrs. Phillips was employed as a Machine Operator with...
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Robert Gregory

December 24, 1922 - November 24, 2015

Robert Gregory, age 92, of Somerset, formerly of South Dartmouth, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Souza-Faria) Gregory.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Ernest and Mary (Lees) Gregory, he spent his youth in New Bedford, had been a resident of South Dartmouth for over...
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Clare M. Lariviere

July 12, 1939 - October 27, 2015

Clare M. (Lamond) Lariviere, age 76, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Edward R. Lariviere to whom she has been for the past 53 years.Born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of the late James A. and Pauline F. (Barton) Lamond, she was a longtime resident of Somerset. A graduate of Somerset High School, she worked as an Assistant...
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Patricia F. Smith

November 1, 1930 - September 13, 2015

Patricia F. (Kiley) Smith, age 84, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in the Somerset Ridge Center. She was the wife of the late John T. "Jack" Smith.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Ledora A. (Mackey) Kiley, she spent most of her 84 years in Somerset where she was a graduate of Somerset High School.Mrs. Smith was employed as a Medical...
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Edward I. Andre

February 9, 1938 - August 25, 2015

Edward I. Andre, age 77, of Somerset, passed away August 25, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Constance "Connie" Andre and the two shared 52 years of marriage together.Born in Fall River, he was a long time resident of the city until moving to Somerset in 2004. Edward was the son of the late Antone Andre and Mary (Alves) Andre Janiro. Edward worked as a...
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Frank A. D'Amato

August 14, 1946 - August 9, 2015

Frank A. D'Amato, age 68, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Paulette J. (Dion) D'Amato to whom he had been married for 34 years. Born in Ellwood, PA, the son of the late Frank and Theresa (Roschella) Damato, he was a graduate of Glendale High School in California. Frank was employed as a truck driver for over 40...
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Anne Louise Fortier

June 9, 1928 - July 27, 2015

Anne Louise (Sullivan) Fortier, of Somerset, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Roger W. Fortier Sr.Born in Somerset, the daughter of the late Cornelius D. and Marion (Read) Sullivan, she was a lifelong resident of the town. Anne Louise worked alongside her late husband Roger in his construction business and later at Fortier Boats until 2013...
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Paul M. LeComte

June 29, 1926 - June 18, 2015

Paul M. LeComte, age 88, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Somerset Ridge Center. He was the husband of Dorothy G. (Harrington) LeComte to whom he has been married for the past 64 years.Born in Somerset, a son of the late J. Williston and Marie E. (Surprenant) LeComte, he lived in Somerset for many years, before moving to Lakeland, Florida in 1988 returning back to Somerset in...
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Stephen Paskowski

August 28, 1925 - May 20, 2015

Stephen Paskowski, age 89 of Somerset, died Wednesday May 20, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Smith) Paskowski, to whom he had been married for sixty four years.Born in Somerset, son of the late Dimian and Anelia (Moskok) Paskowski, he was educated in local schools and was United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.Stephen was employed as a Laborer...
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Pauline H. Duarte

August 1, 1940 - May 13, 2015

Pauline H. (Blanchette) Duarte, age 74, of Somerset died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of James Christopher Duarte to whom she had been married for the past fifty four years.Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Henry and Lauretta (Gagnon) Blanchette, she was a lifelong area resident and a 1959 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. She was a homemaker...
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Francisca Lazaro

December 23, 1934 - May 8, 2015

Francisca (Dela Rama) Lazaro, age 80, of Somerset, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loyal wife of Marcelo R. Lazaro to whom she has been married for the past 56 years.Born in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines, daughter of the late Jose and Simeona (Gregorio) Dela Rama, she and her husband immigrated to the United States...
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Ann E. DeCambra

September 4, 1926 - May 1, 2015

Ann E. (Santos) DeCambra, age 88, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late Eugene DeCambra.Born in Dighton, the daughter of the late Anthony and Gladys P. (Sousa) Santos, she spent most of her life living in Somerset. Mrs. DeCambra was employed as a Seamstress with Merit Manufacturing for many years until her retirement at the age of 62. Upon her...
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Ida M. Gouveia

December 6, 1924 - March 29, 2015

Ida M. (Silvia) Gouveia, age 90, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Southpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Renato G. Gouveia.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel and Theresa Silvia, she had been a lifelong area resident and spent many winters in St. Petersburg, Florida.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked as a...
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Patricia C. Barrar

March 16, 1929 - March 13, 2015

Patricia C. (McDonald) Barrar, age 85, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William H. Barrar Jr.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Bernard J. McDonald Esq. and Loretta (Lupien) McDonald, she had been a lifelong area resident.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked as a telephone operator for the former New England...
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Virginia D. Mullins

November 3, 1931 - March 7, 2015

Virginia D. (Pacheco) Mullins, "Ginny," age 83, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, March 07, 2015 at her residence with her husband by her side. She was the wife of James Mullins to whom she has been married for the past 58 years.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Jose and Alcilia (Medeiros) Pacheco, she had been a lifelong area resident.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of...
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Claire L. Carty

June 24, 1925 - February 8, 2015

Claire L. (LaPointe) Carty, age 89, of Swansea, entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was the wife of the late William E. Carty.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Hector LaPointe Sr. and Regina (Benjamin) LaPointe, she lived in Fall River before moving to Swansea in 1964.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked at the former New England Telephone and...
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Mary E. Santoro

May 10, 1919 - February 2, 2015

Mary E. "Mae" (Carbonaro) Santoro age 95 of Somerset died Monday, February 2, 2015 in Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Samuel S. Santoro.Born in Malden, MA, a daughter of the late John and Lavinia (Renaldi) Carbonaro. A graduate of Malden High School, she came to this area in her early life and worked as the Office Manager in the family owned Santoro Manufacturing Company.She...
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Marie I. Staples

January 10, 1923 - January 27, 2015

Marie I. (Eagan) Staples, age 92 of Swansea, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in the Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Staples to whom she had been married to 40 years.Born in Dighton, the daughter of the late Owen J. and Margaret (Donahue) Eagan, she grew up in the Somerset Village surrounded by many cousins, relatives and friends....
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Judith A. Heron

December 3, 1963 - January 20, 2015

Judith A. (McCann) Heron, age 51, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Home Hospice Care of Rhode Island. Born in Fall River, a daughter of Michael M. McCann of Swansea and the late Ann E. (Boyer) McCann, she was a lifelong resident of Swansea.A graduate of Joseph Case High School, class of 1981, she attended Framingham State College and received her Associates Degree in Early Childcare from...
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Rita C. Parise

May 20, 1922 - January 14, 2015

Rita C. (Bellino) Parise age 92 of Somerset formerly of Fall River died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Clifton Skilled Rehabilitative Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Parise.Born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Maria (Falcone) Bellino and a 1940 graduate of Classical High School. A longtime resident of Fall River and a communicant of Holy Rosary...
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Anita F. Heroux

August 16, 1926 - January 11, 2015

Anita F. (Arel) Heroux, age 88, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late William L. Heroux.She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late William and Albertine (Gagnon) Arel. Mrs. Heroux was employed as a Waitress with Magoni's Restaurant in Somerset for over 50 years. An avid golfer, Mrs. Heroux was a...
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Joan M. DeCambra

December 25, 1939 - November 19, 2014

Joan M. (Balls) DeCambra, age 74, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Somerset Ridge Center. She was the wife of Lawrence DeCambra to whom she had been married for 53 years.Joan was born in England, one of nine children, and moved to the US at the age of 21 to marry her US Air Force sweetheart. She lived with her husband and daughter in Taunton, MA for a few years before...
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Eugene J. Pepin

November 24, 1925 - November 9, 2014


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Lorraine B. Palmer

January 26, 1932 - October 29, 2014

Lorraine B. (Berube) Palmer 82 of Somerset passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter G. Palmer Sr.Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Wilfred and Anita (Larchevesque) Berube, she was a graduate of the former Dominican Academy and the University of Rhode Island. Lorraine was employed as a Social Worker by the Massachusetts...
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Douglas J. Arruda

June 10, 1955 - October 16, 2014

Douglas J. Arruda Sr., age 59, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of the late Karen E. (Pannoni) Marum-Arruda.He was born in Taunton, the son of Louise Beaulieu of Somerset and the late Albert Beaulieu, Sr., was a graduate of Taunton High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Johnson & Wales University...
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Maurice F. Cleaves

October 10, 1916 - September 25, 2014

Maurice F. Cleaves, age 97, of Somerset, died September 25, 2014. He was the wife of the late Elizabeth M. (Hayden) Cleaves.Born in Wakefield, MA, a daughter of the late Mark E. and Mary (Hurley) Cleaves, he has lived in Somerset most of his life and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1935.He was owner and operator of Cleaves Vacuum Cleaners in Fall River for 50 years, and a...
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Margaret C. Tinsley

December 11, 1917 - September 13, 2014

Margaret (Cary) Tinsley, "Lonnie," age 96, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Somerset Ridge. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Tinsley.Born in East Bridgewater, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary (Morey) Cary, she spent her youth in East Bridgewater and moved to Somerset in 1939.A graduate of East Bridgewater High School, she also attended the Brockton Business...
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George Charves

June 14, 1944 - August 17, 2014

George Charves, age 70, of Somerset, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was the husband of Geraldine M. (Pires) Charves to whom he has been married for the past 51 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Louis and Eileen (Costa) Charves, he had been a lifelong area resident.Mr. Charves was a truck driver for United Van Lines for 48 years before retiring in...
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Margaret T. Clifford

October 12, 1918 - August 8, 2014

Margaret T. Clifford, age 95, of N. Dighton, formerly of Somerset, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 in the Life Care Center in West Bridgewater.She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late John P. and Dorothy (Lafferty) Clifford and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Miss Clifford was employed as the Secretary to the President of the former Montaup Electric for 34 years until her...
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J. Byron Piette

July 3, 1940 - August 3, 2014

J. Byron Piette, age 74 of Somerset, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Joan M. (Charland) Piette to whom he had been married for 35 years.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Maxime and Clairette (Dessert) Piette, he spent his youth in Swansea where he was a graduate of Joseph Case High School, moving to Somerset over 35 years ago.Mr....
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Dylan John Storch

December 18, 1986 - August 1, 2014

Dylan John Storch, 27, of Middleboro, died on August 1, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.Born in Fall River on December 18, 1986, he was the son of Jodi B. (Arruda) Storch and Frederick J. Storch, both of Middleboro. He was a 2005 graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School and was employed as a radon specialist for the family business, Storch Radon Services.Dylan was a kind, supportive...
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James G. Bancroft

December 29, 1945 - July 31, 2014

James G. Bancroft, age 68, of Somerset died July 31, 2014. He was the husband of the late Connie A. (Moyer) Bancroft.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Arthur D. Sr. and Theresa (Murray) Bancroft, he was a graduate of the first class at Bishop Stang High School, 1963, Bridgewater State University and received his Masters in Biology from R.I. College.Mr. Bancroft was a Teacher for the...
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William L. Heroux

February 24, 1922 - July 30, 2014

William L. Heroux, age 92, of Somerset died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his residence. He was the husband of Anita F. (Arel) Heroux for the past 67 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late George R. and Wilhelmine (Poirier) Heroux, he was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, class of 1940 and has lived in Somerset for the past 65 years. A Somerset Firefighter for 24 years, he retired in 1977...
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Gary S. Soares

April 21, 1957 - July 29, 2014

Gary S. Soares, age 57, of Swansea, died July 29, 2014, unexpectedly. He was the husband of Christine Soares for the past 24 years. Born in Bossier City, LA, a son of Richard A. Soares of Dartmouth and Diane (Penoy) Silvia and her husband Ron of Westport, he was a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School, Class of 1975 and SMU-now UMass Dartmouth, 1979 and had lived in Swansea since 1990.Mr....
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Paul Albert Berube

November 30, 1939 - July 15, 2014

Paul A. Berube, age 74, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Anita M. (Andrews) Berube for the past 30 years, and the late Claire June (Mitchell) Berube.Born in Somerset, a son of the late Alfonse and Irene (Mathieu) Berube, he was a lifelong resident of Somerset and a graduate of Diman Vocational Technical High School, class of 1957.Mr. Berube was co...
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Evelina Silva

September 1, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Evelina (Cadime) Silva, "Evelyn," age 90, died peacefully on July 6, 2014 at her home in Somerset after a brief illness. Evelyn was born September 1, 1923, in Fall River and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Ferreira) Cadima.In 1945, Evelyn married the love of her life Anibal A. Silva, spending 68 wonderful years together. She worked as a sewing machine operator for Kay Bee, Harbro,...
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Joan M. Lamond

May 5, 1935 - December 4, 2013

Joan M. Lamond age 78 of Somerset died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.She was born in Portland, ME., daughter of the late James A. and Pauline F. (Barton) Lamond. Joan was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy and was employed for 39 years at the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. now Verizon, retiring as a manager in 1992. A communicant of St. Thomas More...
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Matthew A. Przystac

January 17, 1932 - May 17, 2013

Matthew A. Przystac, age 81, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Griffin) Przystac to whom he had been married for 58 years.Mr. Przystac was born in Fall River and was a 1951 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. He worked in the garment industry in the Fall River area as a...
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Barbara M. Connors

October 6, 1923 - January 26, 2013

Barbara M. (Gagnon) Connors, age 89, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late John Connors.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Florence (Sylvia) Gagnon, she had been a lifelong area resident.She worked as a sewing machine operator in various area mills for 40 years before retiring in 1985...
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Barbara A. Sowden

July 2, 1932 - November 1, 2011

Barbara A. (McComb) Sowden, age 79, of Somerset, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in Country Gardens Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William and Cecilia (Carberry) McComb, she lived in Fall River before moving to Somerset in 1966. She was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart's Academy and attended Bryant Business School.An Accounts Clerk, she...
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Mildred J. Sevigny

August 4, 1929 - October 27, 2011

Mildred J. (Boudria) Sevigny, age 82, of Westport formerly of Somerset, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late George N. Sevigny.Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Jeannette (Lagasse) Boudria. She was an avid Red Sox fan.She is survived by three daughters; JoAnn Medeiros and her husband Robert of Somerset, Cheryl...
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Ralph A. Huggard

August 7, 1920 - October 17, 2011

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Ronald J. Byrne

September 12, 1935 - September 4, 2011

Ronald J. Byrne, age 75 of Somerset, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 4, 2011. He was the husband of Cecile B. (Boissoneau) Bryne to whom he had been married for 32 years.He was born in Fall River the son of the late Lillian (Byrne) Campion and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.Mr. Byrne was employed as a Sales manager for...
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Ivy Wilbur

May 19, 1938 - August 26, 2011

Ivy (Spence) Wilbur age 73 of Somerset died Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Robert S. Wilbur to whom she had been married for 52 years.Born in Fall River daughter of the late James W. and Ivy (Isherwood) Spence, she was a 1956 graduate of Durfee High School. For over 10 years she was employed as a data entry clerk at Newport Naval Base.Surviving in addition...
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Frances L. Ryding

September 3, 1917 - August 23, 2011

Frances L. "Fran" (Harrington) Ryding, age 93, of Somerset, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William A. "Al" Ryding.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Elizabeth A. (Larkin) Harrington, she moved to Somerset in 1959.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1934, and the F.G. Allen Business School she also...
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Roger W. Fortier

April 27, 1929 - August 22, 2011

Roger W. Fortier Sr., age 82, of Somerset, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Anne Louise (Sullivan) Fortier to whom he had been married for 60 years. Born in Fall River the son of the late Archille and Aurore (Charron) Fortier, he has been a lifelong resident of Somerset. Mr. Fortier has been the Founder and Owner of Fortier...
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Thomas A. Roussell

February 22, 1929 - July 28, 2011

Thomas A. Roussell, age 82, of Assonet, died , July 28, 2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia S. (McCoomb) Roussell for the past 55 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Thomas J. and Julia (Duchemin) Roussell, he had been a lifelong area resident. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1947, he served in the United States Air Force during the...
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Bertha J. Felag

April 28, 1919 - July 20, 2011

Bertha J. Felag, age 92, of Somerset died July 20 ,2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph F. Felag and Nellie (Pokraka) Felag, she lived in Somerset most of her life. She was a graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1936 and the former Thibodeau Business School, 1937. An Office Manager for over 40 years, she was employed by the former...
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Amelia B. Correia

March 5, 1921 - July 6, 2011

Amelia "Millie" Correia, 90, of Somerset, daughter of the late Diamantina and Antone Morgado, beloved wife of Daniel P. Correia for 65 years died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Anne's Hospital on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Born in Fall River, she resided in Somerset. She worked as a sample maker for Beacon Garment. Upon retiring, she enjoyed sewing from home using her sewing...
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Rose C. Sasso

May 9, 1928 - July 5, 2011

Rose C. (Saulino) Sasso, 83, died quietly in the presence of her nephews and the comfort of those who loved and cared for her at the Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center in Somerset on Tuesday morning, July 5, 2011. She had resided in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Fall River for most of her life prior to becoming a resident of The Inn at Clifton in Somerset in December, 2007. She was...
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Eugene Devido

September 16, 1924 - June 16, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset, MA.
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Anita M. Puccio

November 12, 1927 - June 8, 2011

Anita M. (DeFusco) Puccio, "Tee," age 83, of Somerset, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was wife of the late George N. Puccio.Born in Warren, daughter of the late Phillip and Rita (Lancelotta) DeFusco, she lived in Barrington before moving to Somerset in 1964.Mrs. Puccio was employed as a sales representative at Calart Flowers in Warwick and The Perfect Settings at...
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Diamantina ROBILLARD

February 5, 1920 - June 8, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset, MA.
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Minnie L. Massad

March 26, 1926 - May 24, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset, MA.
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Robert S. Marland

June 17, 1939 - May 3, 2011

Robert S. Marland age 71 of Somerset died Tues. May 3, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.Born in Fall River, son of the late William E. Marland Sr. and Ethel M. (Kelsall) Marland. He was educated in Somerset schools and also attended Hamilton Country Day School in Seekonk. He worked at People Inc. in Fall River and was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church.Surviving: one brother...
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Doris M. Cooper

December 10, 1919 - April 27, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset, MA.
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