Our Obituaries

Georges K. Karam

January 11, 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 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 graduated from the Lincoln School in Providence in 1945 and Bradford Junior College in Haverill MA in 1947. In 1951 she married Randolph Kunhardt Byers, Jr. of Milton MA. She devoted her life to...
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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

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, Fall River, MA.
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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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Laureana B. Pires

May 13, 1940 - November 2, 2016

Laureana B. (Pacheco) Pires, "Vo Nana," age 76, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alberto Pires.Born in Sao Miguel, Acores, a daughter of the late Antonio and Albertina (Botelho) Pacheco, she immigrated to the United States on November 3, 1984 settling in Fall River.She was educated in Portugal and worked as a Registered...
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Harriet D. Butler

June 18, 1920 - October 30, 2016

Harriet D. (Mitcheson) Butler, age 96, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016. She was the wife of the late William E. Butler to whom she was married 57 years before his passing in 1999.Born in Fall River a daughter of the late George and Harriet V. (Cooney) Mitcheson she was a resident of the city for 50 years.A graduate of the Girls Diman Continuation School she worked as a skilled seamstress...
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Edward S. McAndrew

November 9, 1928 - October 29, 2016

Edward S. McAndrew, of Tiverton, RI, age 87, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. He was the loving husband of Marion F. (McHenry) Sheehan McAndrew to whom he was married 42 years. Born in Fall River, MA a son of the late John H. and Margaret M. (Sweeney) McAndrew, he had been a resident of Tiverton for nearly 40 years.Mr. McAndrew was a US Air Force veteran having served directly for the...
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Richard L. Scott

June 4, 1933 - October 25, 2016

Richard L. Scott, age 83, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He was the loving husband of Jane (Taylor) Scott to whom he was married 61 years. Born in Fall River, MA a son of the late Lynwood B. and Madelyn B. (Westgate) Scott he was a resident of Tiverton for 56 years. A graduate of Durfee High School he continued on to the then Bradford Durfee Technical Institute in Fall River, now...
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Marguerite F. Mikolazyk

September 21, 1923 - October 24, 2016

Marguerite F. (Lavoie) Mikolazyk, "Peggy," age 93, of Fall River, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in the Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Stanley Mikolazyk.Born in Taunton, a daughter of the late John B. and Emma (Anger) Lavoie, she had been a lifelong resident of Fall River.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee high School, class of 1940, she also attended the...
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Angelina Rodrigues

August 27, 1929 - October 24, 2016

Angelina (Plunkett) Rodrigues, age 87, of Fall River, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in The Oaks in New Bedford. She was the former wife of the late Delphin Rodrigues. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Angelina (Santos) Plunkett, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs. Rodrigues worked as a Nurse's Aide for the Cliff Homes for many years and also enjoyed...
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Mary Sliwa

November 24, 1927 - October 20, 2016

Mary M. (Hogarty) Sliwa, age 88, of Westport, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Center with family members by her side. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Sliwa, Sr.Born in Trenton, NJ, a daughter of the late John Hogarty and the late Sophie (Rafalski) Miller, she was a long time resident of Westport.She attended St. Mary's Cathedral School in Trenton,...
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Robert J. Rioux

May 22, 1931 - October 16, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Rioux, age 85, passed away peacefully, although reluctantly on October 16, 2016 at the Adams House. He was the beloved husband of the late Sheila (Flynn) Rioux and son of the late Romeo J. and Sophie (Urban) Rioux.Prior to retirement, Bob was the owner of Robert's Hair Salon. He was honorably discharged from the US Army having served during the Korean War. He was a supporter of...
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Margaret M. Zenni

March 20, 1925 - October 8, 2016

Margaret M. Zenni (Peggy Simon), 91, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Fall River, Massachusetts, passed on October 8, 2016. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Ferris and Jamily Coury Simon, she was educated in Fall River and was a proud 1942 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Zenni leaves her devoted husband and constant companion of 59 years, Captain Martin Zenni...
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Ralph J. Cariseo

October 3, 1945 - October 8, 2016

Ralph J. Cariseo, Jr., age 71, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, October 08, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of the late Ralph J. and Catherine P. (Dursa) Cariseo Sr. He was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School, Connecticut and Majored in HVAC at the University of Hartford. He had been a resident of Fall River for many years. He was a general...
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James Henry Reed

January 2, 1939 - October 3, 2016

James H. "Jimmy" Reed, age 77, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Village House in Newport. He was the husband of Joan E. (Platt) Reed with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Leslie and Albina (Delise) Reed, he was raised in Tiverton before moving to Galveston, TX, where he lived for over 25 years before moving back to Tiverton in 2007. ...
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Byron Lester Arnold

April 2, 1928 - October 2, 2016

Byron Lester Arnold, known to all as "Barney", passed away on Sunday, October2, 2016 after a long illness. He was 88 years young. Byron was the son of Frank and Edith (Gaudreau) Arnold, husband of Barbara McCoy and father to Stephen, John and Mark. He was born in Washington, DC and raised and lived his life in Fall River, MA. He had two brothers, Frank and John, and one sister, Dorothy (Dot) all...
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Eunice M. McDonald

February 24, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Eunice M. (Martin) McDonald, age 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Kimwell Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Fall River Fire Chief Francis J. "Mac" McDonald to whom she was married for 34 years before his passing in 1983.A graduate of Union Hospital Nursing School she worked as a Registered Nurse at the former Union and Truesdale Hospitals now Charlton...
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Anne P. Biszko

June 29, 1920 - September 25, 2016

Anne P. (Malluck) Biszko, age 96, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Michael Biszko.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a daughter of the late Michael and Nellie (Rachmanczuk) Malluck, she spent her youth in Providence before moving to Fall River in 1945. An active communicant of the former St. Williams Church now...
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Theresa Patten

July 2, 1925 - September 18, 2016

Theresa Patten, age 91, of Fall River, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Catholic Memorial Home.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Rose (Croteau) Patten, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.Ms. Patten had worked as a sewing machine operator for Stella Ann Frocks for 35 years, retiring in 1980.She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, and a member...
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Julie A. Cleare

January 20, 1937 - September 16, 2016

Julie A. Cleare, PhD, age 79, of Fall River, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at her residence. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William M. and Mary (Lomax) Cleare, she had lived in Portsmouth for many years before moving back to the city in 1991.After graduating Sacred Hearts Academy in 1954, Julie entered the convent and became a Holy Union Sister for 11 ½ years. She then...
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Marjorie M. KENNEY

August 6, 1915 - September 12, 2016

Marjorie (Mortimer) Kenney, R.N., age 98, of Fall River, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, in the Crawford Nursing Home. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late George Edward Mortimer and Nina (Boutilier) Mortimer, she moved to Fall River in 1947 with her husband, the late Dr. William E. Kenney, M.D. A graduate of Plainfield High School in Connecticut, class of 1935, she...
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Dennis D. Griffin

April 5, 1938 - September 12, 2016

Dennis D. Griffin, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Kathleen (Moran) Griffin to whom he had been married for 56 years.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Daniel and Catherine (Conlan) Griffin, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a 1956 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. He received his Bachelor's...
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Jemail A. Marshall

August 28, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Jemail (Sahady) Marshall, "Jay", age 91, of Fall River, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Fall River Jewish Home. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Saleem and Katoom (Hakeem) Sahady, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Marshall was a communicant of St. Anthony of the Desert Church and a member of the Lebanon American Club Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Marshall worked as a...
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Peter M. Metevier

December 2, 1944 - September 5, 2016

Peter M. Metevier, 71, of Pomona, New Jersey, formerly of Lynn, MA passed away peacefully Monday, September 5, 2016 at the home of his sister, Susan. Peter was the son of the late John L. and Mary E. (Ryan) Metevier.A combat veteran during the Vietnam War Era, he served in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division as a medic. Mr. Metevier worked in hotel management before retiring.He is survived by his...
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Dorothy C. Johnson

September 14, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Dorothy C. (Andrade) Johnson, "Dot," age 91, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late James R. Johnson. Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Manuel and Ernestine (Parmentier) Andrade, she was a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs. Johnson graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1942 and was active on the reunion...
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David R. Vital

October 6, 1946 - August 26, 2016

David R. Vital, age 69, of Dartmouth formerly of Fall River, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 in Brandon Woods after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Kathleen "Kathy" A. (Hunsinger) Vital to whom he has been married for almost 25 years. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Virginio R. and Olivia (Carlos) Vital, he had been a lifelong resident of Fall River.A graduate...
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Edgar Alfred Pillsbury

November 4, 1924 - August 25, 2016

Edgar A. Pillsbury, age 91, of Fall River, passed away, Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Charles H. Pillsbury Sr. and Mary (Anderson) Pillsbury, he had been a lifelong area resident.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, he went on to attend Graceland College, Emerson College, and UCLA. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of...
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Michael J. Coughlin

March 25, 1940 - August 16, 2016

Michael J. Coughlin, prominent Fall River Funeral Director, age 76 of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marilyn D. (Redmond) Coughlin, to whom he had been married for 51 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John J. Coughlin and Lillian A. (Stratton), he lived in Fall...
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Catherine M. Ready

September 9, 1922 - August 15, 2016

Catherine M. (Mellor) Ready, age 93, of Somerset, died August 15, 2016. She was the wife of the late E. Raymond Ready.Born and raised in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Clark) Mellor, she was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1939, and moved to Somerset in 1955.Mrs. Ready was a Receptionist for J & J Corrugated Box Company for over 30 years, retiring in...
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Claire Carmody S.U.S.C.

October 28, 1924 - August 10, 2016

Sister Claire Carmody, (Sr. Stella Marie SUSC) died at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River at the age of 91 on August 10, 2016. She was born in Chelsea, MA on October 28, 1924 the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (White) Carmody. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister-in-law Lydia and a niece and nephews survive her. She was predeceased by her brothers Roger and Joseph and sister...
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Robert L. Leduc

January 31, 1940 - August 8, 2016

Robert L. Leduc, age 76, of Berkley, formerly of Fall River, died August 8, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Carol J. (Jeffrey) Leduc, with whom he would have celebrated being married 56 years on September 3rd of this year.Born and raised in Fall River, a son of the late Napoleon and Helen (Wieczbicki) Leduc, he moved to Berkley 13 years ago.Mr. Leduc was a Draftsman for...
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John A. Sasso

April 8, 1938 - August 2, 2016

John A. Sasso, age 78 of Newport, RI passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Bobbie J. Bone.He was born in Providence, RI, the son of the late John and Rose (Cimini) Sasso.He began his career in Pawtucket, RI which spanned decades including 30 years as CEO of the National Community Development Association, which...
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Mary Kerr Sullivan

September 9, 1932 - August 2, 2016

Mary Kerr Sullivan, age 83, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Daniel E. and Margaret (Kerr) Sullivan, she spent her youth in Fall River and lived in Long Beach, California before returning back to the area recently.A graduate of Mount St. Mary's Academy, she received her...
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Sales F. Couto

January 29, 1951 - July 28, 2016

Sales F. Couto, "Sal," age 65, of Westport, passed away accidentally on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He was the husband of the late Lisa A. (Harris) Couto.Born in Sao Miguel, Acores, a son of the late Jose Botelho Do Couto and Eudina (Dos Reis) Couto, he immigrated to the Unites States at the age of 18 and lived in both Fall River and Westport.Mr. Couto worked as a Machine Operator at Duro Textiles...
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Matthew F. Burke

August 14, 1931 - July 23, 2016

Matthew F. Burke, 84, of Fall River, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 53 years to Viviane R. (Mercier) Burke. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Helen R. (Lowney) Burke.A lifelong resident of Fall River, Matthew attended St. Peter & Paul School and was a graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School...
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Charlotte L. Hume

April 7, 1922 - July 20, 2016

Commander Charlotte L. Safford Hume, USN(Ret), born April 7, 1922, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Captain John W. Hume USCG(Ret), the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Safford of Waltham, MA. She served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty years. Her last assignment was as Director of Naval Personnel, FIRST Naval District Headquarters, Boston...
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Jean Jackman

August 24, 1927 - July 16, 2016

Jean Jackman, age 88, of Swansea, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving caregivers.Born in Newburyport, a daughter of the late Wilfred P. and Lois E. (Russell) Jackman. She resided in both Fall River and Swansea.Jean loved spending time outdoors, listening to music through her headphones and loved to sing. She also loved jewelry and a great cup of coffee.Jean is survived...
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Brian Michael Sullivan

March 29, 1956 - July 14, 2016

Brian M. Sullivan, age 60, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Fall River, the son of the late John J. and Marie Patricia (Connefy) Sullivan, and the brother of the late John J. Sullivan, Jr. He was a lifelong resident of Fall River.Brian was a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Providence College. He was...
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William Bento Rodrigues

April 27, 1932 - July 14, 2016

William B. Rodrigues, "Bill," age 84, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the Crawford Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Lorraine T. "Winnie" (Wallworth) Rodrigues to whom he has been married for the past 22 years.Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine M. (Carreira) Rodrigues, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C....
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Orlando Antao

October 26, 1937 - June 30, 2016

Orlando A. Antao, age 78, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 30, 2016 in his residence.Born in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of the late Albano and Sofia (Rosa) Antao, he was a self-employed Carpenter for many years. While living in Portugal, Orlando was an Army veteran.He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Geralyn Cabral of Fall River; a sister Maria Odete André of Fall...
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Fortunata M. Mitchell

December 4, 1917 - June 27, 2016

Fortunata "Fordy" (Parento) Mitchell, age 98, of Fall River passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Mitchell. Born in Fall River, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Louise (Tamborella) Parento of Italy. A former student of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Mrs. Mitchell went on to receive...
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Peter J. Harney

September 21, 1924 - June 27, 2016

Entered into eternal rest, on June 27, 2016, Peter John Harney, Jr., aged 91 years. Son of the late Peter John Harney, Sr., and Eunice (Montigny) Harney, he was born on September 21, 1924, and was a lifelong resident of Fall River.A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he was married for 56 years to the late Angela (Albanese) Harney, and is survived by a daughter, Patricia Harney Davis, a...
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Normand L. Gauthier

March 13, 1931 - June 26, 2016

Normand L. Gauthier, age 85, of Raynham, MA, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Quebec, Canada a son of the late Willie and Aldea (Brodeur) Gauthier he lived in Exeter, NH for 25 years and then in Raynham, MA.A steamfitter for 40 years he was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union # 51. A member of the Knights of Columbus he also enjoyed fishing and boating and was a...
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Alton B. Chace

June 23, 1977 - June 22, 2016

Alton Buchanan Chace, age 38, of Tiverton, R.I. passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016,unexpectedly at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Ma. He was the former husband of Florencia (Valdez) Shoquist of San Antonio, TX.He was born in Keflavik, Iceland, the son of Marjorie G. (Findlay) Chace of Tiverton, R.I. and Alton J. Chace of Norfolk, VA. A graduate of Tiverton High School, class of 1995, he...
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William Desmond Rigby

November 11, 1947 - June 19, 2016

William Desmond Rigby, age 68, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was the husband of Marilyn (Bentley) Rigby for the past 45 years. Born in Fall River, he lived in Estero, FL for 11 years and Westport for the past 37 years. He was the son of the late Warren and Ann (Lavigne) Rigby.Mr. Rigby was a retired, senior Vice President at Compass Bank, working for over 35 years. He was...
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Kimberly A. Eckersley

February 9, 1964 - June 16, 2016

Kimberly A. Eckersley, age 52, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her residence unexpectedly. She was the wife of Manuel Rosa.Born in Fall River, a daughter of John "Jack" E. Eckersley of Tiverton and the late Dorothy (Henault) Eckersley, she was the step-daughter of Dorothea "Dottie" Eckersley. She is also survived by her brother, Scott Eckersley, a captain with the...
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Theresa C. Boisvert

July 18, 1922 - June 16, 2016

Theresa C. (Marzilli) Boisvert, age 93, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Crawford Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Boisvert.Born on July 18, 1922 in Fall River, a daughter of the late Enrico and Rose (Fasho) Marzilli, she had been a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked in the office at the Newport Naval Base,...
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Douglas E. Crawford

February 22, 1944 - June 9, 2016

Douglas E. Crawford, age 72, formerly of Tiverton and Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in the Harris Hill Center in E. Providence. Born in Newport, the son of the late Robert and Hannah (Waring) Crawford, he was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School class of 1962. He attended Bryant College and New England Tech.He was employed as a Pipefitter in the Utilities Dept. at the Newport...
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Jeffrey M. Nelson

February 7, 1943 - June 9, 2016

Jeffrey M. Nelson Esq., age 73, of Fall River, MA, formerly of Washington, DC, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Jane Doran Nelson to whom he had been married for 10 years.Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Clifford and Mary (Brady) Nelson, his family moved to Maryland when he was two years old. He was a graduate of Arch Bishop Carroll...
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Stephen A. Tripp

September 10, 1985 - June 7, 2016

Stephen A. Tripp, age 30 of Fall River, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home.A lifelong resident of Fall River, Stephen was born on September 10, 1985 to Vernon A. Tripp Jr. and Robin A. (Snow) Tripp both of Fall River, MA. Stephen was a master carpenter for many years. He was a mustang enthusiast, and had a passion for rebuilding and racing his mustang. He loved and...
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Ruth M. Biltcliffe

September 22, 1954 - June 6, 2016

Ruth "Ruthie" M. Biltcliffe, age 61, of Fall River, passed away Monday, June 6,2016, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was the longtime companion of the late Terry G. Kydd, having shared over 30 years together. Born in Fall River, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was the daughter of the late...
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Horace Sears Kenney

July 5, 1922 - June 2, 2016

Horace S. Kenney Jr. (Hod) of Marion and Fall River, beloved husband of Mary M. Kenney, passed away on June 2, 2016. He is survived by: his daughter Dr. Susanna G. Russo and her husband Dwight D. Smith of San Francisco, CA; his two eldest sons Horace (Chad) S. Kenney III and his husband Vinit Namassakan, and John (Jay) P.K. Kenney and his wife Emily Sinclair of Denver, CO. He was pre-deceased by...
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Mary C. Doucette

March 5, 1924 - May 26, 2016

Mary C. (Newton) Doucette, age 92, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 in St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville. She was the wife of the late Armand H. Doucette.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Frank and Annie (Lyden) Newton, she spent her youth in Fall River and lived in Haverhill for many years before returning back to the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High...
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Kerri Ann Tracy

July 28, 1968 - May 23, 2016

Kerri Ann Tracy., 47, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. Anne's Hospital.Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Kathleen E. (Hackett) Campeau and Raymond A. Campeau, Jr. of Fall River.A graduate of Durfee High School, she enjoyed arts and crafts, dogs, country music, cooking, watching tennis and NASCAR and especially spending time with her children...
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Natale L. Lapriore

April 24, 1943 - May 23, 2016

Natale L. "Butch" Lapriore, age 73, of Fall River, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 23, 2016.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Santo and Estelle (Dumais) Lapriore, he earned his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Lapriore was a Massachusetts State Trooper for 26 years, holding the rank of Lieutenant and Station Commander of the Bourne Barracks until his retirement in 1994. Upon his...
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Theresa M. Costa

March 9, 1929 - May 15, 2016

Theresa M. (MacDonald) Costa, "Terri," age 87, of Fall River, passed away, Sunday, May 15, 2016 in the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. "Zu" Costa.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Ellen C. (Quinn) MacDonald, she was a lifelong area resident.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1947, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design...
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