Our Obituaries

Winifred Y. Welch

January 25, 1943 - May 18, 2017

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

August 6, 1926 - May 13, 2017

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

May 31, 1931 - May 9, 2017

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

August 21, 1934 - May 9, 2017

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

July 6, 1935 - May 7, 2017

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

May 4, 2017

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

December 28, 1942 - May 4, 2017

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

December 5, 1918 - May 3, 2017

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

June 14, 1943 - May 2, 2017

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

December 15, 1928 - May 2, 2017

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

May 30, 1959 - April 30, 2017

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

June 8, 1951 - April 28, 2017

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

August 13, 1933 - April 28, 2017

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

August 30, 1941 - April 27, 2017

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

July 9, 1963 - April 25, 2017

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

October 18, 1922 - April 24, 2017

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

January 24, 1930 - April 19, 2017

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

August 7, 1934 - April 19, 2017

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

November 6, 1955 - April 16, 2017

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

March 29, 1969 - April 15, 2017

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

July 16, 1949 - April 13, 2017

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

February 20, 1937 - April 12, 2017

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

August 7, 1929 - April 10, 2017

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

March 17, 1918 - April 8, 2017

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

April 24, 1936 - April 7, 2017

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

April 16, 1935 - April 5, 2017

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

August 14, 1932 - April 3, 2017

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

March 25, 1916 - March 31, 2017

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

January 1, 1925 - March 28, 2017

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

January 11, 1911 - March 22, 2017

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

July 18, 1941 - March 20, 2017

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

November 30, 1927 - March 20, 2017

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

January 30, 1927 - March 20, 2017

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

May 19, 1971 - March 14, 2017

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

August 31, 1924 - March 10, 2017

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

May 22, 1957 - March 9, 2017

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

March 23, 1933 - March 8, 2017

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

August 6, 1920 - March 2, 2017

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

June 6, 1926 - March 1, 2017

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

March 1, 1951 - March 1, 2017

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

May 13, 1942 - February 26, 2017

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

April 27, 1936 - February 24, 2017

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

February 8, 1946 - February 23, 2017

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

July 11, 1930 - February 22, 2017

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

March 30, 1950 - February 20, 2017

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

February 8, 1925 - February 17, 2017

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

March 3, 1951 - February 14, 2017

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

March 8, 1944 - February 11, 2017

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

August 18, 1921 - February 9, 2017

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

November 26, 1932 - February 9, 2017

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

January 23, 1927 - February 9, 2017

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

March 7, 1928 - February 6, 2017

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

January 6, 1929 - February 5, 2017

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

June 3, 1930 - February 2, 2017

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

July 17, 1934 - February 1, 2017

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

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

August 17, 1946 - January 26, 2017

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

May 23, 1926 - January 24, 2017

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

October 23, 1954 - January 21, 2017

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

April 26, 1939 - January 10, 2017

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

December 14, 1925 - January 6, 2017

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

November 18, 1929 - January 6, 2017

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

August 8, 1928 - December 27, 2016

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

June 10, 1939 - December 25, 2016

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

November 30, 1918 - December 22, 2016

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

April 10, 1935 - December 20, 2016

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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