Our Obituaries

Therese Landry

September 29, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Sister Therese Landry (Sr. Marie Angeline) SUSC died January 27 at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River at the age of ninety-two. Sr. Therese was born in Chelsea, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marthe (Cormier) Landry. Her sister, Marie Landry and brothers Joseph and Francis Landry predeceased her. Her sister Jeanne (Landry) Federman of Maryland as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and...
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Shirley O. LaCava

May 12, 1929 - January 27, 2018

Shirley (O'Loughlin) LaCava entered into eternal peace Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 88 with her loving family by her side.She resided in Fall River and was the loving wife of the late Anthony (Tony) LaCava for over 60 years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marianna (Ferreira) O'Loughlin. Shirley was a kind, loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and considered to...
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Jeanne C. Robidoux

April 23, 1942 - January 20, 2018

Jeanne C. Robidoux, age 75, of Somerset passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Alfred and Deniza (Desrosiers) Robidoux, she was a lifelong area resident.Jeanne was a member of People Inc. for over thirty years. She worked at the Somerset Bowling Alley and prior to that she worked at the former Louis Hand Inc., which later...
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Dorothy E. Zajac

May 10, 1934 - January 15, 2018

Dorothy "Dot" Zajac, 83, passed away at Care One Nursing Home in New Bedford on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born in New Bedford on May 10,1934, to the late Paul and Alice Bernard, where she grew up to become a seamstress and hairdresser. Dot had a big heart and loved creating things-especially dolls, and especially enjoyed sharing her passion with others. She married and moved to...
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Janice C. Skelly

December 17, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Janice C. (Greenslade) Skelly, age 75, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 after a long-fought battle with cancer. Born and raised in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Marie (Rossi) Greenslade. Janice was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1960. In 1978 Janice began her career in radio sales and was account executive with I-Heart...
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Richard J. Rego

September 23, 1944 - January 8, 2018

Richard "Richie" J. Rego, age 73, of Fall River passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River. He was the former husband of Natalie Rego. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel and Mary Rego, he was a life-long resident of the city. Richie was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and later served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. A Machine...
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Eileen McGreavy

January 24, 1924 - January 2, 2018

Eileen (Behan) McGreavy, age 93 of Tiverton and Foster, RI, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. McGreavy for forty-nine years.Born and raised in Fall River, MA, the daughter of the late Peter D. and Grace M. (Heap) Behan, she was a longtime resident of Tiverton, but most recently of...
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Mary Ann Wordell

November 24, 1939 - December 26, 2017

Mary Ann Wordell, age 78 of Fall River, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Clyde A. and Alice (Boulay) Wordell, she was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and the former Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as RN head nurse/nurse manager at the former Truesdale Hospital and at...
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Richard Sterne

January 12, 1926 - December 26, 2017

Richard Guy "Dick" Sterne, 91, a resident of Tiverton since 1989 and most recently of Brookdale Sakonnet Bay passed away peacefully on December 26th after being injured in a fall. He was born January 12, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.to Howard and Julia Sterne. The family later moved to Long Island, NY and he graduated from Woodmere High School in 1943 followed by classes in aircraft mechanics at...
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Robert J. Goncalo

September 18, 1954 - December 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" "Doc" Goncalo, 63, passed away on December 24th after a long illness. He was the son of the late John and Nancy ( McGee) Goncalo and was a resident of Fall River for most of his life. Bob was a 1972 graduate of Diman Regional Technical Vocational High School and worked for many years at Charlton Memorial Hospital in their maintenance department. He also worked at Corrigan Mental...
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Teresa Fillippi

March 29, 1927 - December 22, 2017

Teresa Fillippi, age 90, of Fall River, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Victor S. Fillippi.Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Jacinto Mello Lindo and Sophia (Medeiros) Mello Lindo. She was a lifelong resident of the city.Before retiring, she worked at Firestone, as a care-giver and as a cafeteria...
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Adeline M. Adams

January 15, 1923 - December 18, 2017

Adeline M. (Medeiros) Adams, age 93 of Fall River, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 in Southpointe Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas S. Adams.Born in North Tiverton, a daughter of the late John C. and Mary (Braga) Medeiros, she attended school in Portsmouth, RI and was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church. She was employed at Lee County Nursing Home, NC and Nelson Nursing...
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Marcia R. Burton

May 17, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Marcia R. (Ashton) Demello-Burton, age 76, of Tiverton, RI entered into rest on December 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late Milton S. Burton and the former wife of the late Stephen Demello.Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late V. Elsie (Sheret) Ashton-Allen and the late Clinton S. Ashton.A 1959 graduate of Rogers High School in Newport, RI, she worked at Raytheon in Portsmouth...
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Kevin M. Halligan

June 14, 1952 - December 9, 2017

Kevin M. Halligan, age 65 of Vermont, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT. He was the son of the late John E. and Marion E. (Wilkinson) Halligan.Kevin was born in Fall River, a graduate of Monsignor Coyle High School, moving to Essex Junction, Vermont in 1968.Kevin is survived by two brothers, John F. Halligan and his wife Jean of...
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Ruth M. Dussault

April 11, 1932 - December 9, 2017

Ruth M. (Sullivan) Dussault, age 85 of Fall River, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 with her son by her side, in Nemasket Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Dussault Jr.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Mary V. (McGrath) Sullivan, she was a lifelong city resident. Ruth graduated from Durfee High School, Fitchburg State College and received her...
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Stella Souza

March 29, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Stella (Kuss) Souza, formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully on December 7th at the Adams House. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late John D. Souza. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late John and Mary (Chorzempa) Kuss, she was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Saint Stanislaus School and attended B.M.C. Durfee High School. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime...
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Laura M. Obermeyer

September 3, 1949 - November 28, 2017

Laura M. (Devlin) Obermeyer, age 68, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was the loving wife of Joseph "Jerry" Obermeyer to whom she was married 21 years.Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Walter and the late Mae (Fletcher) Devlin, she was a longtime resident of the city with time also spent in Orlando, FL.A warm homemaker, she was a caretaker to all. She enjoyed...
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Elizabeth M. Pickering

December 13, 1941 - November 24, 2017

Elizabeth M. "Betty" (St. Laurent) Pickering age 75 of Fall River, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Crawford Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Roger W. Belisle Sr. and Richard Pickering.Born in Tiverton, a daughter of the late Omer J. St. Laurent, Sr. and Helen F. (Walker) St. Laurent, she was a lifelong area resident. She attended school in Tiverton, was a...
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Gino R. DiNucci

April 10, 1921 - November 22, 2017

Gino R. DiNucci, age 96 of Cocoa Beach, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was the husband of Judith Christenson (Holmes) DiNucci and the late Concetta (DePaola) DiNucci.Born in Fall River, he was the son of Onofrio and Mariana (DeVincenza) DiNucci, he was a lifelong resident of Fall River until moving to Florida several years ago. He was a communicant of the former Our Lady of...
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Richard H. Squire

May 2, 1944 - November 21, 2017

Richard "Hoot" Squire, age 73 of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ann (Lawton) Squire to whom he had been happily married to for 42 years.Born in Providence, a son of the late Hooton and Rachel (Stanley) Squire, he was a long time Westport resident. Richard was a graduate of Vermont Academy...
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Duncan Merriman

January 16, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Duncan Chapin Merriman 1931 -- 2017Merriman, Duncan Chapin, age 87, of Tiverton, Rhode Island passed on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was the husband of Wendy Hill Merriman. Mr. Merriman was the son of the late Harold and Jeannette (Sherer) Merriman. He attended Brooks School and was a graduate of Trinity College, class of 1949.Early on he was employed by Fleet National Bank as a trust officer. He...
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Carla T. Connell

March 10, 1954 - October 29, 2017

Carla T. Connell, age 63, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bethesda, Maryland a daughter of the late Robert and Jeannette (Nadeau) Tidwell, she lived all over the world before settling in the area in 1987.A graduate of Tiverton High School, Class of 1972, she received her associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Bristol...
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Gail M. McCarthy

August 1, 1946 - October 27, 2017

Gail M. (Dupras) McCarthy, age 71, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Gloria (Pacheco) Dupras, she was a lifelong resident of the city.In 1987 Gail proudly went back to school with her daughter and received her G.E.D. She worked as a seamstress for many years and was known for...
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Lorraine Dufault

November 9, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Lorraine Dufault, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Women and Infants Hospital. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Adelard and Evelyn (Martin) Dufault, she had been a longtime resident of the city.A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1957, she worked as a bookkeeper at Salvo Machinery for over 25 years and then at Don Jestings and Sons H.V.A.C....
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Lynne J. Aldrich

May 25, 1948 - October 15, 2017

Lynne J. Aldrich, LPN, age 69 of Fall River passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Arthur T. Aldrich, to whom she had been happily married to for 51 years.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Louis Audet Jr. and Marion A. (Howe) Audet, she was a resident of Somerset for 40 years, prior moving to Fall River. She was a...
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Steven Ciolfi

October 1, 1968 - October 13, 2017

Steven "Steve" Ciolfi, age 49, passed away unexpectedly while wrestling at the gym Friday, October 13, 2017; he was surrounded by friends, and doing what he loved.Born in Lawrence, MA - a son of the late Remo Ciolfi and Eva "Rita" Polselli he was a lifelong resident of Fall River.A graduate of Durfee High School, Steve helped run the family business, Marzilli's Bakery, for over a decade. After...
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Michael G. Remillard

November 29, 1951 - October 11, 2017

Michael G. Remillard, age 65, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 after a long illness. He was the husband of Christine C. (Haslam) Remillard to whom he was married 14 years.Born in Northbridge, MA a son of the late Phileas E. and the late Jeanne M. (Brouillard) Remillard he was a longtime resident of Tiverton, RI.A graduate of Northbridge High School he earned his Associate Degree in...
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Loum You

January 10, 1937 - October 6, 2017

Loum You, age 80, of Fall River passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Mao Mock.Born in Cambodia, a daughter of You and Mun, she has been a longtime resident of Fall River.She is survived by two sons, You Len of Cambodia and Toeuth Mao of Lynn; two daughters Sammy S. Mao and Rotha Mao and her husband Rinn Vorn all of Fall River; her dear...
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Inez Vargas-Moniz

May 10, 1936 - October 4, 2017

Inez (Vasconcellos) Vargas-Moniz, age 81, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Rogerio Vargas-Moniz.Born in Taunton, a daughter of the late Joao B. and Mary B. Vasconcellos, she was a graduate of Taunton High School and a communicant of Holy Trinity Church. Mrs. Moniz lived in the United States until the age of 22. ...
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Paul L. Almond

January 26, 1934 - October 2, 2017

Paul L. Almond, age 83, of Fall River, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late James and Florence (Arnold) Almond.Paul was born and raised in Fall River, attended school in the Fall River School system. He loved his family very much and had a lifelong interest in Meteorology. He is survived by his sister Margaret Gurnett of Fall River and several nieces...
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Marion F. McAndrew

May 11, 1924 - September 28, 2017

Marion F. (McHenry) McAndrew, age 93, of Tiverton, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Southpointe Rehabilitation Center in Fall River.Born in Carthage, MO, a daughter of the late Edwin and M. Josephine (MacDonald) McHenry, she was a long time area resident. She was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. A member of the first...
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Thomas Matthew Gibney

May 2, 1944 - September 24, 2017

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

May 5, 1942 - September 17, 2017

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

September 12, 1945 - September 17, 2017

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

June 30, 1930 - September 14, 2017

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

February 10, 1926 - September 13, 2017

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

July 10, 1955 - September 12, 2017

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

July 23, 1927 - September 9, 2017

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

June 15, 1932 - September 8, 2017

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

April 7, 1986 - September 3, 2017

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

September 11, 1978 - September 2, 2017

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

September 5, 1930 - August 30, 2017

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

September 18, 1937 - August 28, 2017

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

October 23, 1945 - August 24, 2017

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

March 6, 1924 - August 24, 2017

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

January 14, 1975 - August 21, 2017

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

August 5, 1926 - August 16, 2017

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

November 10, 1922 - August 13, 2017

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

October 24, 1950 - August 13, 2017

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

December 2, 1922 - August 13, 2017

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

October 15, 1927 - August 7, 2017

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

June 10, 1926 - August 5, 2017

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

November 16, 1935 - August 4, 2017

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

December 19, 1944 - August 3, 2017

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

March 7, 1924 - August 3, 2017

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

November 8, 1941 - July 30, 2017

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

October 4, 1956 - July 28, 2017

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

June 29, 1914 - July 28, 2017

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

December 17, 1944 - July 23, 2017

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

August 11, 1933 - July 17, 2017

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

September 6, 1932 - July 16, 2017

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

May 10, 1939 - July 15, 2017

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

November 22, 1925 - July 15, 2017

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

April 13, 1989 - July 14, 2017

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

October 1, 1927 - July 14, 2017

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

March 26, 1937 - July 11, 2017

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

December 22, 1959 - July 10, 2017

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

August 21, 1935 - July 7, 2017

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

February 9, 1923 - July 3, 2017

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

May 14, 1933 - June 30, 2017

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

December 11, 1931 - June 30, 2017

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

July 4, 1925 - June 27, 2017

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

April 6, 1932 - June 21, 2017

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

April 5, 1928 - June 17, 2017

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

March 1, 1924 - June 13, 2017

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

December 22, 1921 - June 12, 2017

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

August 5, 1924 - June 11, 2017

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

October 28, 1918 - June 8, 2017

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

June 4, 1924 - June 8, 2017

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

July 3, 1937 - June 6, 2017

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

October 14, 1947 - June 4, 2017

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

August 13, 1950 - June 3, 2017

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

April 19, 1957 - June 3, 2017

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

January 4, 1961 - June 1, 2017

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

January 25, 1943 - May 18, 2017

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

August 6, 1926 - May 13, 2017

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

May 31, 1931 - May 9, 2017

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

August 21, 1934 - May 9, 2017

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

July 6, 1935 - May 7, 2017

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

May 4, 2017

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

December 28, 1942 - May 4, 2017

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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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