Our Obituaries

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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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

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, Fall River, MA.
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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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Tom Borge

March 8, 1944 - February 11, 2017

John T. Borge, "Tom," age 72, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the West Roxbury V.A. Hospital. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Arthur C. and Antoinette (Paquette) Borge, he had been a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he attended the University of South Carolina and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served...
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Claire C. Stevenson

August 18, 1921 - February 9, 2017

Claire C. Boardman Stevenson (DeLorme), age 95, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home in Fall River, MA. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Boardman and the late Edward M. Stevenson. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Aurore (Bruneau) DeLorme and mother of the late Suzanne C. Boardman Nunes.Born in Fall River she was educated at St. Joseph's Parochial School, Morton...
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William H. Sears

November 26, 1932 - February 9, 2017

William H. Sears, "Bill," age 84, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Southpointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fall River. He was the husband of Georgia "Maxine" (Williams) Sears to whom he has been married for the past 64 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late, William H. Sears Sr. and Mildred (Brown) Sears, he was a lifelong resident of the city.He worked as...
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Paul S. Batchelder

January 23, 1927 - February 9, 2017

Paul S. Batchelder, Sr., age 90, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary (Delahanty) Batchelder.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Richard P. and Agnes (Temple) Batchelder, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduated of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during...
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Edward Rishmany

March 7, 1928 - February 6, 2017

Edward Rishmany Sr., 88, passed away at home on February 6th.A lifelong resident of Fall River, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Isabel (Azar) Rishmany, son Edward Jr, daughter-in-law Susan (McKenna) Rishmany and his four grandchildren, Katharine, Allison, Mary and Edward John Rishmany, all of Tiverton RI. He also leaves a sister, Evon Sutcliffe of Coventry RI and...
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Mary C. Tugwell

January 6, 1929 - February 5, 2017

Mary Tugwell (Collins), age 88, passed away Sunday, February 05, 2017 at Newport Hospital. Born in Pensacola, FL a daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Adams) Collins she was a lifelong resident of Pensacola before recently moving to Newport to be with her daughter.She attended the University of West Florida taking many classes in Language and the Arts. Mrs. Tugwell worked as a Bookkeeper for...
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John S. Furness

June 3, 1930 - February 2, 2017

John S. Furness, Jr., age 86, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, February 02, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jean M. (Ouellette) Furness.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John Furness Sr. and Mary J. "Mae" (Dias) Furness, he had been a lifelong resident of the city.Mr. Furness worked as a clothing cutter for over 25 years for Vanity Fair in Dartmouth and...
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Richard D. Cox

July 17, 1934 - February 1, 2017

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Jewell E. Mueller

February 9, 1948 - January 28, 2017

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Peter Gordon Strickman

August 17, 1946 - January 26, 2017

Peter Gordon Strickman, son of the late Marjorie and Leo Strickman, formerly of Fall River, MA, died on January 26, 2017 at Charlton Hospital in Fall River where he was born 70 years ago. He had lived in Boston for more than 30 years. The cause of death was pneumonia and many complications.Pete attended public schools in Fall River, but skipped his senior year at Durfee High and went instead to...
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Elizabeth Thompson

May 23, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Esau) Thompson, "Betty," age 90, of Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Thompson. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Annie (Johnstone) Esau.Elizabeth retired from the Westport School District and spent her days enjoying the beautiful view from her home and gardening in her yard,...
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Kathleen A. Vital

October 23, 1954 - January 21, 2017

Kathleen A. "Kathy" (Hunsinger) Vital, age 62, of New Bedford, formerly of Fall River, passed away Saturday after a courageous battle with ALS . She was the wife of the late David R. Vital.Born in Fall River, the daughter of Kathleen "Kay" (Mullen) Hunsinger of Fall River and the late Harold E. Hunsinger, she spent most her life in Fall River before moving to New Bedford a year and a half ago...
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Gene P. Raible

April 26, 1939 - January 10, 2017

Gene P. Raible, age 77, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth B. (Garant) Raible.Born in Albany, New York, a son of the late John E. and Katherine (Battle) Raible, he lived in New York, California and Colorado before moving to Massachusetts in 1970 and has been a resident of Westport for over...
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Raymond L. Wilbur

December 14, 1925 - January 6, 2017

Raymond Lemos Wilbur Sr., age 91, passed away peacefully at his residence in Kittery, Maine on Friday, January 6, 2017 with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of the late Evelyn A. (Rigby) Wilbur. Born in New Bedford, MA on December 14, 1925, he was a son of the late Granville and Mary (Lemos) Wilbur. Raymond was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Raphael's Church in Kittery,...
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Kathryn M. D'Adamo

November 18, 1929 - January 6, 2017

Kathryn M. "Kitty" (Martin) D'Adamo, RN, age 87, of Fall River, died peacefully at home with her family in Fall River on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frederic D'Adamo to whom she was married for 57 years. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late City Councilor, Leo A. Martin and Ida (Levesque) Martin and the sister of Virginia A. Martin and the late Helen R....
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Norman Darrell Harvey

August 8, 1928 - December 27, 2016

N. Darrell Harvey III, age 88, Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maire (Garvey) Harvey.Born in Fall River, a son of Norman D Harvey Jr. and Janice (Waring) Harvey. His early life was spent in Providence, RI. He graduated from Salisbury School in CT in 1947 and attended Brown University prior to enlisting in the US...
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Nancy M. Lawton

June 10, 1939 - December 25, 2016

Nancy M. (Stone) Lawton, age 77, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 in the Highlander. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. Lawton.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Stansfield) Stone, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart ChurchA graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1957, she worked as...
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Elsie G. Dolan

November 30, 1918 - December 22, 2016

Elsie G. (Wagner) Dolan, age 98, of Mitchell Drive in Fall River, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late School Committee and City Councilor Francis C. "Happy" Dolan.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Miller) Wagner, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1936,...
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Lan Pil

April 10, 1935 - December 20, 2016

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Myron Wilner

March 19, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Myron Wilner, age 90, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Marion (Leonard) Wilner to whom he had been married for 66 years.Born in New York City, the son of the late Israel and Fannie (Schiff) Wilner, he was a 1943 graduate of Townsend Harris High School in New York City. Upon his graduation from high school,...
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Lori A. Coelho

July 18, 1967 - December 2, 2016

Lori A. Coelho, age 49, of Fall River, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 very unexpectedly. Born in Fall River, a daughter of Emily (Alves) Coelho and the late Alfred M. Coelho, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She worked at the Fall River City Hall for 10 years, and for the last 16 years has been working for Verizon. If you knew Lori, you could never forget her. She would turn your...
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Helen R. Holderness

April 14, 1927 - December 2, 2016

Helen R. (Martin) Holderness, 89, of Fall River, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Holderness Sr. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late former City Councilor Leo A. Martin and Ida (Levesque) Martin, she was a lifelong area resident having lived in Swansea and Fall River. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1944, and attended...
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Arlene C. Haskett

September 4, 1932 - December 2, 2016

Arlene C. (Bowser) Haskett, age 84 of Fall River, passed away Friday, December 02, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Josiah L. Haskett, Sr.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John E. and Lillian (Wickem) Bowser, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1950, she received her associate's degree in both child...
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Gertrude E. Considine

October 22, 1920 - November 26, 2016

Gertrude E. (Shea) Considine, "Trudy," age 96, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Fall River Jewish Home. Daughter of the late Mortimer and Margaret (Redding) Shea, she was the wife of the late William F. Considine. She is survived by one daughter; Nancy A. Ziccardi and her husband Joseph of Dartmouth, one son; Gary Considine and his wife Colleen of Westport, daughter...
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Patricia Gordon

September 2, 1935 - November 22, 2016

Patricia (Marconi) Gordon, age 81, of Fall River, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Frederick Gordon.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late James and Jeannette (Dumaine) Marconi, she was a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs.Gordon had worked at Frito Lay in Fall River for many years. She also worked for Aetna Life and...
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Jane A. Horstkotte

March 18, 1925 - November 16, 2016

Jane Arner Horstkotte, age 91, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living in Dartmouth, MA. She was the former wife of Dr. Edward H. Horstkotte, Jr.Born in Detroit, MI, Jane was the daughter of the late Don C. and Gertrude (Turville) Arner and the sister of the late Doris Coury. She lived in Schenectady, NY for 65 years before moving to Dartmouth.A graduate of Three...
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Hoy Duong

October 12, 1930 - November 15, 2016

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Marjorie Cinquini

September 30, 1939 - November 4, 2016

Marjorie "Marge" (Cardoza) Wilbur Cinquini, age 77, of Bradenton Florida and Fall River, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016 at her Fall River residence. She was the wife of Joseph Ciniquini to whom she has been married to for 31 yrs. She was the former wife of Charles H. Wilbur.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Herman "Abie" and Sophie (Furtado) Cardoza, she was a graduate of ...
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Russell S. Silvia

September 19, 1959 - November 3, 2016

Russell S. Silvia, age 57, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 3, 2016. Born in Fall River a son of the late Henry and Marianna (Aguiar) Silvia he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he was a fan of the Pawtucket Red Sox, a member of ARC, he participated in the Special Olympics for many years and enjoyed bowling, wrestling, music and dancing.He is...
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