Our Obituaries

Thomas M. Gibney

May 2, 1944 - September 24, 2017

Thomas M. Gibney, age 73 of Fall River, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Country Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center in Swansea. He was the husband of Christine (Jean) Gibney, to whom he had been married to for 30 years.Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Edward "Big Ed" and Margaret "Rita" (Larkin) Gibney. He received his Associates Degree from Bristol Community College, his...
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Carole Ruth Worthen

May 5, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Carole "Ruth" Worthen died peacefully on September 17th, 2017 at her residence at Country Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Swansea, Massachusetts at the age of 75. Ruth is survived by her son, Ancil "Andy" (Jamie) Brown of Waterloo, Illinois, and her nephew Jim Jr. (Lori) Budd, of St. Paul, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her sister, Georgia (Jim) Budd, of Boulder City, Nevada,...
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Peter M. Pflock

September 12, 1945 - September 17, 2017

Peter M. Pflock, age 72, of Tiverton, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Coughlin) Pflock to whom he has been married to for the past 45 years.Born in New Rochelle, New York, he was the son of the late Emil H. and Anne L. (Fonda) Pflock. A graduate of Rogers High School in Newport, he received his associate's degree from Cape Cod...
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Ruth Mildred Flynn

June 30, 1930 - September 14, 2017

Ruth M. Flynn, age 87, of Venice, FL, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Attleboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Home in Langhorne, PA. Born in Fall River, MA she was the beloved wife of the late Leo J. Flynn and daughter of the late Stanley and Anne (Czerwonka) Maziarski.She is survived by her children: Nancy A. Jacob (husband Jules) of Yardley, PA, Clifford P. Flynn (wife Diana) of...
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Merna C. Renaud

February 10, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Merna C. (White) Renaud, age 91, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William A. Renaud.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary (McLellan) White, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1943, she worked as a Legal Secretary for the law office of...
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Dale Charette

July 10, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Dale "Honey Doll" Charette (Leary), age 62, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was the wife of David Charette to whom she was married 41 years.Born in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late William and the late Margaret (McDonald) Leary she was a lifelong resident of the city.A skilled cook, she also enjoyed shopping, traveling, reading a good mystery with a cup of tea and most of all,...
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William D. Healey

July 23, 1927 - September 9, 2017

William D. Healey, "Bill," age 90, of Attleboro, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017. He was the former husband of the late Jane C. (Metcalf) Healey. Born in Fall River, a son of the late William A. Healey and May (Hanley) Healey, he spent his youth in Fall River, lived in Springfield, Virginia and in Plainville for forty years prior to moving to Attleboro a year ago.A graduate of B.M.C....
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Shirley M. Cates

June 15, 1932 - September 8, 2017

Shirley M. Cates, age 85, of Somerset, formerly of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 8, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Dallas and Elizabeth (Worsley) Cates, she was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1950.She owned and operated Stonebridge Variety and New Boston Road Drug. She had worked at Cornell Leather, Ferreira...
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Michael Leng

April 7, 1986 - September 3, 2017

Michael Leng, "Slowly," age 31, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 from a liver disease in Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston surrounded by his family. Born in Bronx, New York, a son of Sos Leng and Phan Ny both of Fall River, he moved to Fall River in 1989.Michael worked at Smartpak in Natick as a Quality Control Inspector. Extremely tidy, he liked keeping things in order,...
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Matthew Silvia

September 11, 1978 - September 2, 2017

Detective Matthew Silvia, age 38, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his residence. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Christine E. (Aubin) Silvia.Born in Fall River, a son of Ronald and JoAnn (Gosselin) Silvia of Fall River, he was a 1997 graduate of Carrabec High School in Anson, Maine.A proud Veteran of the United States Army, Matthew served two consecutive...
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Joseph B. Walsh

September 5, 1930 - August 30, 2017

Joseph B. Walsh, age 86, of Westport, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was the husband of Sarahann (Wilson) Walsh. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nina Henningson and her husband Erik of North Grafton; and two grandchildren, E. Anders and Isak Henningson. He was the brother of the late Bowman Walsh. Born in Utica, NY, a son...
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Ruth Gorman

September 18, 1937 - August 28, 2017

Ruth Gorman (Ramos), age 79, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. She was the wife of the late James Gorman and longtime companion of the late Mark Marchant.Born in New Bedford, MA the daughter of the late Edward Ramos and the late Elizabeth Boudreau she spent much of her life in New Bedford/Wareham before relocating to Fall River.She worked as a computer technologist before her retirement in...
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Michael F. Sloan

October 23, 1945 - August 24, 2017

Michael F Sloan, age 71 of Naples, Florida and Fall River, passed away on Thursday August 24, 2017 at his residence. He is survived by his loving wife Teresa (McDonald) Sloan of whom he had been married to for 53 years. A daughter, Debra Lima and her husband Kenneth Lima and three grandchildren. Kyle Lima and his wife Dawn, Tyler Lima and Kali Lima all of Fall River. A brother John V Sloan of...
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Constance R. Lynch

March 6, 1924 - August 24, 2017

Constance R. Lynch, age 93, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Charlton memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Curry) Lynch she was a lifelong resident of the city.A B.M.C. Durfee High School graduate, she worked as the Head Administrative Clerk for the Department of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 26 years...
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Joseph Francis Hayes III

January 14, 1975 - August 21, 2017

Joseph Michael Francis Hayes III, age 42, of Fall River passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home.Born in Fall River, a son of Marilyn Hayes and the late Joseph Michael Hayes Jr., he was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of Tiverton High School, class of 1992, he later went on to attend Bristol Community College to pursue an Associate's Degree. An avid musician, he...
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Isabel Ann Rishmany

August 5, 1926 - August 16, 2017

Isabel Ann (Azar) Rishmany, "Izzy," age 91, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after a recent illness. For 61 years, she was the devoted and loving wife of the late Edward Rishmany Sr. Born in Ocean Grove, she was the youngest of Habib and Sadie (Saab) Azar's five children. Izzy was preceded in death by her brothers George, Azar and Fred Azar, her sister Martha Salih as well...
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Mary S. Irla

November 10, 1922 - August 13, 2017

Mary S. (Pomprowicz) Irla, age 94, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Matthew Irla, Sr. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kondej) Pomprowicz, she was a lifelong resident of the city and was a lifelong member of the Blessed Trinity Parish of the Polish National Catholic Church.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High...
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James H. Collins

October 24, 1950 - August 13, 2017

James H. "Jim" Collins, age 66, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of Jo Ann Bentley. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Francis L. and Helen (Roberts) Collins, he was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he also attended Indiana Institute of Technology. Jim was a...
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Mary R. Flanagan

December 2, 1922 - August 13, 2017

Mary R. (Boardman) Flanagan, age 94, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the wife of the late George E. Flanagan. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Mary Etta (Dougherty) Boardman, she was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1940, she and her husband owned and operated...
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Dorothy Botelho

October 15, 1927 - August 7, 2017

Dorothy (Fragosa) Botelho, age 89, of Fall River, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas L. Botelho to whom she has been married for almost seventy years.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Gloria (Pereira) Fragosa, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1945, she was a member...
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Rita L. Almond

June 10, 1926 - August 5, 2017

Rita L. (Sullivan) Almond, RN, wife of the late James H. Almond, passed away Saturday, August 5, in Somerset with her daughter, Julie, by her side. Born in Fall River, Rita was the daughter of the late John T. Sullivan and Helena M. (Bennett) Sullivan. Survivors include: son Stephen J. Almond of Brockton, daughter Julie M. Almond (husband Wayne Swift) of Fall River and son James T. Almond (wife...
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Marie C. Perry

November 16, 1935 - August 4, 2017

Marie C. (Carvalho) Perry, age 81, of Fall River, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John Perry.Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Casso) Carvalho, and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Perry was employed as a Secretary with United Merchants and Anderson Little in...
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Patrick J. Dillon

December 19, 1944 - August 3, 2017

Patrick Joseph Dillon died on August 3, 2017 after an illness. He was the husband of Patricia Lorraine Dillon to whom he had been married 45 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Dillon and Margaret D. Parmelee.He was the son of the late Edward M. Dillon and Mary C. Dillon. He is also survived by his niece, Kara A. Parmelee and her two children, Aidan and Esme Bryar.Patrick was a...
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William Earl Dunham

March 7, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Another member of "The Greatest Generation" has left us!It is with great sadness that the Dunham Family says "Good-bye" to its patriarch, William Earl Dunham (Uncle Bill). Uncle Bill died Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Waco, Texas where he has resided for the last 24 years. He was 93 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur F. Dunham and Beatrice (Woods) Dunham, and his two older...
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Folke Alarik Wilhelm Myrin

November 8, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Folke Alarik Wilhelm Myrin II, known to his friends and family as Bill or Willy, died peacefully on July 30th after a long illness.Willy was born in Philadelphia to Lars and Helen Myrin in 1941 and spent summers growing up in Little Compton.After college, Willy moved to New York City to work on Wall Street at Bache & Co. where he met and married his wife Janet Olsen. Willy loved everything...
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Gary E. Michael

October 4, 1956 - July 28, 2017

Gary E. Michael aka"Uncle G" Passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 in his home surrounded by loved ones. A lifelong resident of Fall River, son of the late John and Helen (Golisbrowski) Michael. Brother of the late James and John Michael Jr. Survived by sisters Donna Michael of Westport and Judy Cashman of FL. Nieces and nephews, Lori, Justin and Dylan Michael of Fall River and Apryl Oliveira of...
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Agnes P. Black

June 29, 1914 - July 28, 2017

Agnes P. Black, age 103, of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Clifton Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William J. and Bridget (Keenan) Black, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1932, she worked as a telephone operator at the former New England Telephone and Telegraph for forty...
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Donald E. Eckersley

December 17, 1944 - July 23, 2017

Donald E. Eckersley, age 72, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane L. (Dussault) Eckersley to whom he has been married for the past fifty years.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Joseph E. and Bessie (Chatterton) Eckersley, he had been a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of Diman DRVTHS, he retired as Plant...
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Deolinda Da DaSilva

August 11, 1933 - July 17, 2017

Deolinda Rosa DaSilva passed away after an illness surrounded by devoted family and friends. Deolinda was born in the small Portuguese village of Chamoim in the municipality of Terras de Bouro, Portugal on August 11, 1933. She was 83 years old. Deolinda was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Maria Augusta Esteves and had four brothers , Manuel who lives in Terras de Bouro, Antonio who lives in...
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Marilyn E. Cosgrove

September 6, 1932 - July 16, 2017

Marilyn E. (Fleming) Cosgrove, age 84, of Fall River, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Walter H. Cosgrove, Sr., with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Shepardson) Fleming. She was a lifelong resident of the city.Marilyn...
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Rita Bertoncini

May 10, 1939 - July 15, 2017

Rita Bertoncini, RN age 78, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Italo F. and Ilia (Pieri) Bertoncini, she was a lifelong Fall River resident. A graduate of the Dominican Academy, Class of 1957, she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University ,1961. She was...
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Normand E. Dufresne

November 22, 1925 - July 15, 2017

Normand E. Dufresne, "Guy," age 91, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was the husband of the late Stella (Faucher) Dufresne.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Prosper and Marie Louise (Berube) Dufresne, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M. C. Durfee High School, he was a Veteran of the United Sates Navy, having served during World War II as a Gunner's...
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Kanha Khek

April 13, 1989 - July 14, 2017

Kanha Khek, age 28, of Fall River passed away Friday 14, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Thailand, a son of Chim Voeun and Monica Khek, he came to the United States in December of 1989 and settled in Fall River.Kanha was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. He enjoyed dancing and being with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.In...
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Donald H. Ralph

October 1, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Donald H. Ralph, age 89, of Somerset, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was the husband of Marilyn (Dolan) Ralph, to whom he had been married for the past 65 years. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Frederick and the late Mary (Foley) Ralph, he had been a lifelong area resident, before moving to Somerset in 2016.A Veteran of the United States Navy, he served with honor during World War...
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Sylvia A. Belliveau

March 26, 1937 - July 11, 2017

Sylvia A. (Grace) Belliveau, age 80, of Fall River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 11, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Vernon J. Belliveau, Sr. Sylvia was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Angela C.V. (Downs) Grace. She was a 1954 graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and a 1957 graduate of The Truesdale...
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Ann Marie Golen

December 22, 1959 - July 10, 2017

Ann Marie Golen, of Hinchey Lane, Somerset, MA, born December 22, 1959 in Fall River to the late Mathew and the late Marion (Goss) Golen, died on July 10, 2017 from respiratory complications.Although she was born with Down Syndrome, she attended and graduated from Nazareth Hall and did outreach work under the supervision of People Incorporated. In later years Ann Marie lived with her caregiver...
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Donald R. Peck

August 21, 1935 - July 7, 2017

Donald R. Peck, 81, died unexpectedly at Charlton Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 7, 2017.A resident of Dighton, MA and Naples, FL, he was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Keeley) Peck, son of the late David Peck and Gladys Littleton, and grandson of Henry and Edith Potter. He was the brother of the late David Peck of Taunton and the father of Cheryl (Peck) Karol and her husband Dan...
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Evelyn Dempsey

February 9, 1923 - July 3, 2017

Evelyn "Kitty" (Kiteck) Dempsey, age 94, of Fall River, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the wife the late Edward J. Dempsey Jr.A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. She worked as a Receptionist at Charlton Memorial Hospital before retiring in 1981 and prior to that, she worked at Globe Manufacturing.She was an avid...
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Margaret Mary Driscoll

May 14, 1933 - June 30, 2017

Margaret Mary (McCann) Driscoll, 84, a long-time resident of Centerville, passed away on Friday, June 30. She was the wife of the late James F. Driscoll. Born in Fall River, Margaret Mary was also predeceased by her parents T. Arthur and Margaret E. (McCann) McCann, sister Catherine E. Tucci and brother Thomas A. McCann.She is survived by her son James F. Driscoll and his wife Michelle of...
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John M. Bergland

December 11, 1931 - June 30, 2017

John "Jack" McFarland Bergland III, MD, age 85, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 from Acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He was the loving husband of Gertraude (Bippart) Bergland to whom he was married 41 years.Born in Baltimore, MD, December 11, 1931, son of the late John McFarland, Bergland, Jr. and Julia (Whitridge) Bergland, he lived in Baltimore and Houston, TX, before moving to Westport, MA in...
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Kathleen F. Hunsinger

July 4, 1925 - June 27, 2017

Kathleen F. "Kay" (Mullen) Hunsinger, 91, of Fall River died Tuesday after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Harold E. "Harry" Hunsinger. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Stanley G. and Ann B. (Grogan) Mullen, she was a lifelong Fall River resident. A "Yankee Doodle Dandy", Kay would have celebrated her 92nd birthday this July 4th. She had worked in Quality Control for the...
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Rosemary L. Pelletier

April 6, 1932 - June 21, 2017

Rosemary L. (Banks) Pelletier, age 85, of Swansea, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Country Gardens Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Pelletier. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John I. and Irene (Greene) Banks, she lived on Bayview Avenue in Swansea since the early 1960's. She worked at J&J Corrigated Box Company for 36 years...
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Hugh F. Reilly

April 5, 1928 - June 17, 2017

Hugh Frances Reilly, Jr., 89, of Fall River, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Elaine Paula (Pavent) Reilly.Born in Fall River, MA, on April 5, 1928, he was the son of the late H. Frank and Gertrude L. (Kelly) Reilly.A graduate of St. Anselm College, Mr. Reilly was the owner and operator of McKenzie Winslow Warehouse Company retiring...
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Robert F. Lane

March 1, 1924 - June 13, 2017

Robert F. "Bobby" Lane, age 93, entered into eternal rest on June 13, 2017. He was the dear companion of the late Nora Ryan.A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, he served during WWII. A sports enthusiast he was a Red Sox fan, he loved to play the lottery and was a proud Irishman.His burial is private and will take place with military honors in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne....
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Faust D. Fiore

December 22, 1921 - June 12, 2017

Fiore, Faust D., 95, died on June 12, 2017 after a short illness. He was the husband of Muriel "Sis" (Kneen) Fiore, who predeceased him in 2008. He was born in Fall River in 1921 and lived here his entire life. He was the son of Faust Sr. and Louisa (Giordano) Fiore. Faust was predeceased by his sisters, Anna Fiore-Smith of Swansea, and Florence Spalding of South Norwalk and his brother, Dr....
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Nora Ryan

August 5, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Nora (Hearne) Ryan, age 92, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Ryan.Born in Waterford, Ireland, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Lannon) Hearne, she immigrated to the United States in 1926 settling in Fall River. In addition to being a homemaker, she enjoyed dancing and watching movies. She is survived by her companion, Robert...
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Rita Laprade

October 28, 1918 - June 8, 2017

Sister Rita Laprade (Sr. Louise Dolores) S.U.S.C., died June 8 at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River at the age of ninety-eight. Sr. Rita was the oldest member of the United States Province of the Holy Union Sisters. The daughter of the late Edmond and Emma (Menoche) Laprade, Sr. Rita was born in Providence. Her brother Adelard Laprade pre-deceased her. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Doris Laprade and...
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Charles J. Morris

June 4, 1924 - June 8, 2017

Charles J. Morris, 93 of Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Rodgers) Morris.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Fontes) Morris, he was a lifelong resident of the city. A Veteran of the United States Army, he served during WWII as a Corporal. Mr. Morris was a firefighter for the...
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Peter C. Tang

July 3, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Peter C. Tang, age 79, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jean S. Tang to whom he was married 49 years. Born in Hong Kong a son of the late Nai Jiang Tang and the late Chiu Mui he had been a resident of Fall River for 45 years.He earned a bachelor degree from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and had a successful career as a chemist for...
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Maria DoRosario do Rosario Cabral

October 14, 1947 - June 4, 2017

Maria do Rosario (Oliveira) Cabral, of Tiverton, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Francisco J. "Frank" Cabral with whom she recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with.Born in Candelaria, Sao Miguel, Acores, a daughter of the late Luis Pavao and Gilda (Ferreira) Oliveira, she and her family immigrated to the United States in 1961.She...
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John C. Martin

August 13, 1950 - June 3, 2017

John C. Martin, age 66, of Fall River, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his caregivers.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John E. and Marguerite M. (Wilson) Martin, he was a life-long area resident and resided at Borden West Place where he was a member of their Board. John attended Community Connections, the Paul Dever School and has been affiliated...
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Karen F. Pearson

April 19, 1957 - June 3, 2017

Karen F. (Zajac) Pearson, age 60, of Fall River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of Brian A. Pearson to whom she has been married for the past 36 years. Born in Fall River, a daughter of Louise (Corriea) Leite, of Tiverton and the late Frank P. Zajac, she was a lifelong area resident.A graduate of Tiverton High School,...
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Bradford A. Hair

January 4, 1961 - June 1, 2017

Bradford A. "Brad" Hair, age 56 of Fall River passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A son of the late Milton M.and Florence E. (Espinola) Hair, he was a lifelong Swansea resident. Brad loved his family dearly, bowling, eating, looking at magazines and books, loved to listen to music, especially the guitar. He enjoyed dancing, parties and...
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Winifred Y. Welch

January 25, 1943 - May 18, 2017

Winifred Young Welch, age 74, of Fall River passed in Southpointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care, with her brother by her side.She is the daughter of the late J. Joseph (Joe) and Claire (Murphy) Welch. She maintained a lifelong connection to Fall River while residing in Ipswich, Wenham, Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, class of 1960. She...
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Marilyn Halliwell

August 6, 1926 - May 13, 2017

Marilyn Halliwell (Platt), age 90, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay in Tiverton Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was the wife of the late William E. Halliwell.Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Francis R. and Gladys (Lancaster) Platt she lived in Barrington, RI for 35 years before relocating to Tiverton.She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and will be fondly remembered as a quiet...
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Leonard Rapoza

May 31, 1931 - May 9, 2017

Leonard Rapoza, formerly of New Bedford and Stoughton, age 85, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Brookdale Buckingham in Glastonbury, CT. He was the husband of the late Helen J. (Chlebek) Rapoza. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Antone and the late Julia (Perry) Rapoza. A graduate of New Bedford High School (1950), he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1954. ...
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Perry L. Rashleigh

August 21, 1934 - May 9, 2017

Perry L. Rashleigh, age 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 9, 2017 after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease and Lewey body dementia. He was surrounded by his four loving children. Perry lived in Tiverton, RI his last two years but made his home, raised his family, and enjoyed his adult life in Grand Junction, Colorado for over four decades. He was the husband of the late Rosemary...
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Paul A. Boissoneau

July 6, 1935 - May 7, 2017

Paul Boissoneau, 81, of Fall River MA, the husband of Nancy passed away May 7, 2017. Paul was the proud owner of Flint Floor Covering for many years but more importantly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing boating and fishing. All those who knew him loved him. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Jane and her husband Brian Cabral, his son...
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Michael R. Ryerson

May 4, 2017

Michael R. Ryerson, of Bradenton, FL, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Bradenton Hospice House. He was the husband of Tracie M. (Murphy) Ryerson to whom he has been married for the past 41 years. Born in Fall River, the son of the late Harold and Lauretta (Rooney) Ryerson, he lived in Fall River for many years before moving to Bradenton, Florida. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School,...
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Mary A. Doucet

December 28, 1942 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, Fall River, MA.
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Gracia R. Ferland

December 5, 1918 - May 3, 2017

Gracia Roy Ferland, age 98, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Southpoint Rehab Nursing Home surrounded by family. She was the widow of Leo Ferland. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Marie Louise (Vezina) Roy. Prior to retirement, she worked for the Fall River Police Department as a phone operator. She was dedicated to her beloved church, the former Notre Dame...
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Alfred E. Peckham

June 14, 1943 - May 2, 2017

Rev. Alfred E. Peckham, "Uncle Al", age 73, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Born in Fall River a son of the late Derwin E. and Grace E. (Brown) Peckham he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School he earned a bachelor degree in theology from Berkshire Christian College in 1968. He had been the faithful pastor of the Advent Christian Church for the past 48...
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Maureen C. Guilmette

December 15, 1928 - May 2, 2017

Maureen C. (O'Brien) Guilmette, age 88, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Guilmette.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late George L. O'Brien Sr. and Mary V. (Brady) O'Brien, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Class of 1948, she was employed at the Board of...
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James Rideout

May 30, 1959 - April 30, 2017

James "Jimmy" Rideout, age 57, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital.Born in Augusta, ME, a son of the late Raymond and Marguerite (Waterman) Rideout, spending his youth in Maine. James was a longtime area resident. He was employed at the State Line Pier, Fall River, he attended Crystal Springs where he was cared for by the owner, Eunice Brayton. He had a very close...
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Richard H. Bucci

June 8, 1951 - April 28, 2017

Richard H. Bucci, age 65 of Fall River, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island surrounded by his loving family.Born in Medford, a son of the late Henry D. and Margarida (McManus), he attended Community Connections, loved his family, eating chocolate ice cream, loved listening to music and watching Disney videos. He is survived by a sister, Diane...
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Grace Desmarais

August 13, 1933 - April 28, 2017

Grace Desmarais (Arnoe), age 83, passed away at home Friday, April 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Louis Desmarais.Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Frank and Olida (Longchamps) Arnoe she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy she worked as an Insurance Coordinator for Aetna Life Insurance for nearly 20 years before...
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Peter J. Bartek

August 30, 1941 - April 27, 2017

Peter J. Bartek, age 75, formerly of Somerset, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. He was the husband of Pamela J. (Sevey) Bartek and the former husband of the late Patricia (Golden) Bartek. Born in Taunton, a son of the late Fredric and Jeanne (Quigley) Bartek, he had been a longtime resident of Somerset and currently split his time between Sandwich...
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Marc D. Davis

July 9, 1963 - April 25, 2017

Marc D. Davis, age 53, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Charlton Memorial Hospital from an abdominal aneurysm. Born in Fall River, MA a beloved son of Marifran (Gibney) Davis and the late Wallace Davis he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1981, he was a U.S. Navy veteran having served from 1982 - 1986 on the USS Carl Vinson, CVN 70...
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Joseph A. Goslin

October 18, 1922 - April 24, 2017

Joseph A. Goslin, age 94, of Westport, MA, passed away on April 24th. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Margaret (Morin) Goslin. Born in Fall River, Joe was the son of the late Florence (Sullivan) Goslin and James A. Goslin, Sr.Joe graduated in 1940 from Durfee High School. Following employment at the Newport Torpedo Station, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces where he deployed...
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Louise J. O'Donnell

January 24, 1930 - April 19, 2017

Louise Juilett (Paradise) O'Donnell, age 87 of Tiverton, , passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late James W. O'Donnell.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph N. and Bernadette (Plante) Paradise, she was a lifelong area resident, a communicant of St. Williams Church, she loved spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and...
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Edward C. Thomas

August 7, 1934 - April 19, 2017

Edward C. Thomas, age 82 of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Joan D. (Jalbert) Thomas.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Pimentel) Thomas, he was a lifelong area resident. Edward attended school in Fall River, was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, attaining the rank of Corporal...
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William F. Sayward

November 6, 1955 - April 16, 2017

William F. "Bill" Sayward, age 61, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in North Easton. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Harold A. "Hoof" and Leonora "Lee" (Pereira) Sayward, he was a longtime resident of Fall River.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1973, he worked as a cook at Union Hospital for many years. He...
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Barry Fitzgibbons

March 29, 1969 - April 15, 2017

Barry M. Fitzgibbons, USN, Ret., age 48, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away April 15, 2017. A native of Fall River, he was a retired Senior Chief with US Navy, serving in the submarine service aboard the USS Phoenix and the USS Scranton. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council # 367. Mr. Fitzgibbons is survived by his parents Barry and Mary Ellen Fitzgibbons; brothers Sean and Scott...
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Evelyn F. Sylvia

July 16, 1949 - April 13, 2017

Evelyn F. (Bettencourt) Sylvia, age 67, of New Bedford, died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Manuel "Butch" Sylvia.She was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Daley) Bettencourt and was a long time area resident. Mrs. Sylvia earned her Master's Degree from Bridgewater State College and was employed as a teacher in New Bedford...
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Ronald H. Saucier

February 20, 1937 - April 12, 2017

Ronald H. Saucier, FRPD Ret., age 80, of Fall River, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shirley L. (Guilmette) Saucier.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Hervey Saucier and the late Irene (Gagnon) Alston and her late husband John Alston Sr., he was a lifelong resident of the city.Officer Saucier was employed with...
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Leo W. Manchester

August 7, 1929 - April 10, 2017

Leo W. Manchester, age 87, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. He was the loving husband of Beatrice (Brennan) Manchester to whom he was married 66 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Otis and Lauretta (Beaulieu) Manchester he was a lifelong resident of the city.He began his military service in the Naval Reserves and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He...
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Rita E. Creamer

March 17, 1918 - April 8, 2017

Rita E. (Reis) Creamer, age 99 of Fall River, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late James E. Creamer and the late Daniel J. Harrington.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Walter and Eva (Fontaine) Reis, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of BMC Durfee High School class of 1936. Upon her...
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Helen R. Kershaw

April 24, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Helen R. (Farias) Kershaw, age 80 of Fall River, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.Born in Fall River the daughter of the late Manuel R. and Maria (Brum) Farias, she was a lifelong resident of the city.She is survived by her four children, Kimberly Grothe of Fall River, Karen Kershaw of Fall River, Kenneth Kershaw of W. Warwick and Kevin Kershaw of Fall River; nine...
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Lois M. Teves

April 16, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Lois M. (Satanoski) Teves, age 81, of Swansea, formerly of Westport and Fall River, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late John C. Teves Jr.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Louise (Jean) Satanoski , she spent her youth in Fall River, settled in Westport in 1967 before moving to Swansea ten years...
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William C. Buchanan

August 14, 1932 - April 3, 2017

William C. "Bill" Buchanan, age 84, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marie J. (Choquette) Buchanan. Born in Troy, NY a son of the late Claude C. and Ida M. (Boulris) Buchanan he spent his early years in Fall River then Tiverton and Westport.A veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean Conflict he was a Truck Driver for the Teamsters Union, Local #526...
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Dorothy M. Hill

March 25, 1916 - March 31, 2017

Dorothy M. (Wamboldt) Hill, age 101, of Tiverton, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George A. Hill, Sr.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late James S. Wamboldt and Jeanne B. Farrington, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of Durfee High School, class of 1934, and was employed as a crossing guard...
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Georges K. Karam

January 1, 1925 - March 28, 2017

Georges Karam, age 92, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Georges was born in 1925 in Bkhechtay, Lebanon. He was the son of the late Karam and Sarah Karam. He immigrated to Fall River in 1986, but spent many summers in his beloved hometown in Lebanon. Georges was married to and is survived by his loving wife Josephine Karam of 63 years. He is preceded in...
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Chien Chang

January 11, 1911 - March 22, 2017

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Jerome B. Tobin, Jr.

July 18, 1941 - March 20, 2017

Jerome B. Tobin Jr., "Toby," age 75, of Fall River, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the former husband of Loretta (Botelho) Mello. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Jerome B. Tobin Sr. and Mary Claire (Hawthornewaite) Tobin, he was a longtime area resident before moving to Oakwood Senior Estates in Swansea 12 years ago. Toby was active in the...
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Eleanor Atwater Byers

November 30, 1927 - March 20, 2017

Eleanor Atwater Byers passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017. Nunnie, as she was affectionately known, was born on November 30, 1927, in Fall River, MA and grew up in Tiverton and Providence, RI. She grew up doing anything she could with water (swimming, fishing, sailing, skating), climbing trees, collecting arrowheads and communing with the natural world on and around Nanaquaket Pond for the...
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Ann F. Smith

January 30, 1927 - March 20, 2017

Ann Frances Smith (Lilley), of Martha St. of Fall River died March 20, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital with her children and grandchildren by her side.Born January 30, 1927 in Medford, MA she was the daughter of the late Mitchell C. Lilley III and the late Josephine E. (Freeman) Lilley. She grew up in Wellesley, MA and lived in Fall River after her marriage to Henry E. Smith, Sr. in 1952.A...
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Xuyen Huynh

May 19, 1971 - March 14, 2017

Xuyen Huynh, age 45, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Hon Thi Kien.Born in Vinh Chau, Vietnam, he came to the United States in 1986 and lived in Washington where he attended school. He also lived in California before moving to Fall River in 2009. Mr. Huynh really enjoyed fishing.In addition to his wife, he is survived by...
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William D. Hawkins, Sr.

August 31, 1924 - March 10, 2017

William D. Hawkins Sr., age 92, of Fall River, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Alice J. (Walsh) Hawkins.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Lawrence and Ellen (Pert) Hawkins, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of BMC Durfee High School.Mr. Hawkins, a World War II Navy veteran, played...
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Marianne Spinosa

May 22, 1957 - March 9, 2017

Marianne (MaGee) Spinosa, age 59, of Fall River, passed away in Sarah Brayton Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Spinosa.Born in Brooklyn, a daughter of the late George and Virginia (McCuteon) McGee. She was a lifelong area resident, she graduated from Peeksville High School, class of 1974.She was the chef at the VFW Post 486 and a crossing guard...
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Charles E. Pelletier

March 23, 1933 - March 8, 2017

Charles E. Pelletier, Sr., age 83, of Fall River, passed away peacefully after a long illness on March 8, 2017 at the Adam's House in Fall River.He was born and raised in Fall River and was the son of the late William and Blanche (Montgomery) Pelletier. He was one of fourteen sisters and brothers with 11 surviving. "Chuck" attended public school in Fall River and was a lifelong resident of the...
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Sadie Toole

August 6, 1920 - March 2, 2017

Sadie Toole (Habib), age 96, Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was the wife of the late William F. Toole.Born in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late Bolos and Freda (Michael) Habib she was a lifetime resident of the city.A Seamstress for Tioga Sportswear and Anderson Little she was also a member of the Royal Travelers in Swansea, Merry-Makers, Red Chair Club at St. Anne's Church, the Desert Club at...
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Sally Waring Buffinton

June 6, 1926 - March 1, 2017

Sally Waring Buffinton, age 90, formerly of Marion, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully with family on March 1, 2017 in Plymouth. Sally was the loving wife of Thomas Howland Buffinton for 68 years.The daughter of the late Sumner J. Waring, Sr. and Louise (Borden)Waring and the step-daughter of the late Beatrice "Bea" (Frost) Haley Waring. The sister of the late Barbara (Waring) Chamberlain and...
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Thomas D. Conlon

March 1, 1951 - March 1, 2017

Thomas D. Conlon III of Fall River, MA, passed away Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. It was his 66th birthday. He was the husband of Katherine B. (Hurley) Conlon to whom he had been married for the past 40 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Thomas D. Conlon Jr. and Eileen (Giblin) Conlon, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of Coyle...
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Patricia M. Gibney

May 13, 1942 - February 26, 2017

Patricia M. Gibney , "Aunt Tish", age 74 of Fall River passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Crawford Health and Rehabilitation in Fall River.She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late John J. and Rosella T. (Phillips) Drislan and was a lifelong resident of the city. Pat was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy and received her Bachelors Degree from Bridgewater State College. She...
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Robert J. Mello

April 27, 1936 - February 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" J. Mello, Sr., age 80, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. He was the husband of Susan Lackey-Mello.Born in Fall River a son of the late Manuel Mello and Leonor (Mello) Souza, he was a longtime resident of Fall River before moving to Somerset.He began a 49 year, successful career at Gold Medal Bakery at the age of 16, and was inducted into their sales organization the Black Sheep...
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Robert A. Huttner

February 8, 1946 - February 23, 2017

Robert A. Huttner, age71, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his sister's residence in Tiverton, RI. He was the husband of Doreen A. (Reynolds) Huttner.Born in Flushing, NY a son of the late Robert A., Sr. and Regina E. (Dreyer) Huttner he was a longtime resident of Pocono Pines, PA. A graduate of SUNY Farmingdale, he earned his Associate Degree in Business and went on to...
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Helen Marie Booth

July 11, 1930 - February 22, 2017

Helen Marie "HM" Booth died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Helen (Corrigan) Connors and the widow of Roger Van Doren Booth. She leaves her cousins, Alice Marie Connors Callo of Chesapeake, Virginia and Dominic Corrigan, M.D. of Middletown, Rhode Island.Mrs. Booth graduated from the former Sacred Hearts Academy, which she always remembered fondly...
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Stephen F. Wilson

March 30, 1950 - February 20, 2017

Stephen Francis Wilson, age 66, passed away February 20, 2017 after a long illness that he faced with faith and optimism. Born in Fall River to the late Woodrow and Eileen R. (Cusick) Wilson, he was a lifetime resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School class of '68, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in '97...
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Henry J. Dussault

February 8, 1925 - February 17, 2017

Henry J. Dussault Jr., age 92, of Fall River, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Sullivan) Dussault to whom he had been married for 55 years.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Henry J. Dussault Sr. and the late Genevieve (Riley) Dussault, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a communicant of Holy Name Church. He was a...
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Russell A. Jackson

March 3, 1951 - February 14, 2017

Russell A. Jackson, "Russ," age 65, of Fall River passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Debra A. (Saucier) Jackson to whom he has been married for the past 40 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late William and Ethelvina (Souza) Jackson, he was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he worked as an...
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