Our Obituaries

Rene Joseph Allain

March 8, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Noella Y. Thivierge

December 24, 1917 - March 25, 2017

Noella (Masseau) Thivierge, 99, formerly of New Bedford passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 surrounded by her family after long illness. She was the wife of the late Henri E. Thivierge.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Noel and Maryanne (St. Aubin) Masseau she lived most of her life in New Bedford. Mrs. Thivierge worked as an inspector at Grotogs Manufacturing. She enjoyed a good...
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Antonio A. Barbosa

November 27, 1957 - March 23, 2017

Antonio "Tony" Barbosa, 59, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 after a relatively short battle with Mesothelioma. He was the beloved husband of Amalia (DoSantos) Barbosa. They would have celebrated 34 years of marriage in May.Born in Praia, Cape Verde, son of the late Arnaldo and Quirina (Monteiro) Barbosa, where he was raised and immigrated to the United States in 1975. Tony...
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Claire Antoinette Souliere

November 7, 1919 - March 22, 2017

Claire A. (Prud'homme) Souliere, age 97, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Souliere.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Anna (Anctil) Prud'homme, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a communicant of St. Joseph-St. Therese Church.Claire was affiliated with the St. Joseph Seniors and...
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Muriel Rostron

July 12, 1944 - March 22, 2017

PRIVATE Arrangements are under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Cecile C.M. Joseph

June 26, 1931 - March 21, 2017

Cecile (Allaire) Joseph, 85, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of Albert A. Joseph Jr. to whom she has been married for the past 44 years, and the wife of the late Roger Verronneau.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Edward and Clarinda (Richard) Allaire, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a communicant of St....
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Shirley F. Carreau

November 22, 1934 - March 21, 2017

Shirley F. (Queripel) Carreau, age 82, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at The Oak's. She was the wife of Leo F. Carreau, Jr. to whom she has been married for the past 57 years.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Thoedore and Sarah (Chase) Queripel, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a communicant of the First Church of the Nazarene. Shirley worked as a...
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Shaylene Aloha Camacho

December 11, 1991 - March 20, 2017

SHAYLENE ALOHA CAMACHO, 25 - On March 20, 2017, our world got a bit dimmer. We lost a beautiful person who lit up a room simply by walking into it. But honestly, anyone who knew Shay, knew she never "simply walked into a room". Whether she was chatting endlessly, laughing with joy or rushing in late; you always knew she had arrived. And then came her smile - her light within. Shaylene is the...
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Alice I. Gurney

September 19, 1932 - March 19, 2017

Alice (Grenier) Gurney, 84, of E. Freetown passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Gurney with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Francis and Angelina (Dubuque) Grenier she lived most of her life in E. Freetown. She was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church.Alice graduated from Holy...
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Mona M. Thompson

October 22, 1923 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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John L. Madeira

January 27, 1944 - March 16, 2017

John L. Madeira, age 73, of Naples, Florida, formerly of E. Freetown, passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2017 at Naples Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Francisco and Evelyn Madeira and the husband of Geraldine (Almeida) Madeira with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.Mr. Madeira worked at the Acushnet Company in New Bedford for over 40 years until his retirement.Surviving in...
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Yvonne M. Sylvia

September 11, 1933 - March 14, 2017

Yvonne "Auntie" M. (Attallah) Sylvia, age 83, of Acushnet, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late David P. Sylvia.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Dow) Attallah, she graduated from New Bedford High School in 1951 and was a lifelong area resident.Yvonne worked as an officer manager for Brodeur Machine Co. for 58...
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Dennis Medeiros

August 19, 1944 - March 13, 2017

Dennis G. Medeiros, age 72, of New Bedford, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro. He was the former husband of Yvette (Bourgeois) Medeiros.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel and Dolores (Amaral) Medeiros, he had resided in Rochester for over 30 years before returning to New Bedford.He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of...
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Cheryl A. Pina-Correia

July 1, 1959 - March 12, 2017

Cheryl A. Pina-Correia, age 57, of New Bedford, passed away on March 12, 2017 at Hope Hospice in Providence following a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Caesar Correia.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Mary A. (Rufino) Pina and the late Manuel Pina, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.Mrs. Pina-Correia had worked at Bank of...
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Isabel Britton

July 15, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Isabel (Jesus) Britton, age 88, of Dartmouth, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter T. Britton, Jr.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Cabral) Jesus, she has lived in Dartmouth since 1968.Isabel worked as a saleswoman for Cherry & Webb for 25 years before retiring, and enjoyed collecting dolls. She is survived by...
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Rita S. Roberts

April 25, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Rita S. (Cabral) Roberts, age 88, of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at The Oaks. Born in Taunton, a daughter of the late David and Edith (Cabral) McGee, she was a lifelong area resident. Rita worked in the laundry department at St. Luke's Hospital for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Starr Roberts of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren: Jack J. Cosmo and his wife Susan of New...
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Susan Irma Darling

April 12, 1955 - March 9, 2017

Susan Darling, 61Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Niece. Aunt. Grammy.Susan Darling was all of these things, but more importantly, she was all of them with unconditional love and a big smile to the most important thing in her life: Family.Big Sunday dinners. Christmas mornings. Family vacations. Thanksgiving dinners. Cookouts and clam boils. There is nothing Mrs. Darling loved more than being...
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Theresa L. Lizotte

May 12, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Theresa L. (Robichaud) Lizotte, 87, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 9, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Normand P. Lizotte with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Alfred and Vitaline (LeBlanc) Robichaud she was a lifelong resident and communicant of St. Anthony's of Padua Parish.Mrs. Lizotte...
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Margaret D. Belliveau

August 11, 1920 - March 8, 2017

Margaret D. (Lacourse) Belliveau, age 96, passed away, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Emile J. Belliveau.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Ulric and Glavina (Beaulieu) Lacourse. Mrs. Belliveau worked as a payroll supervisor at Aerovox for 40 years until her retirement. She loved to travel, cook Sunday family dinners and she...
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David P. Moreira

July 25, 1947 - March 4, 2017

David Paul Moreira, age 69, of Acushnet, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Thelma Florence (Taylor) Moreira.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Joseph and Nora (Motta) Moreira, he was a lifelong resident of Acushnet.Mr. Moreira worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Tilcon for 36 years until retirement. He was also a member...
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Roland G. Dawson

May 8, 1923 - March 3, 2017

Roland Dawson, 93, of New Bedford, died March 3, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. Roland is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pearl (Marley) Dawson; step-daughter Carol (Martin) Jehu and her husband Robert Jehu; granddaughter Erica (Jehu) Hoag and her husband David Hoag; great-granddaughter Annika Hoag; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the son of the late George...
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Eleftheria Donovan

July 8, 1930 - March 1, 2017

Eleftheria "Barbara" Donovan, age 86 of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Sacred Heart Home, New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Jeremiah Donovan.Born New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antonio and Stella (Metsakow) Katsoules, she was a lifelong New Bedford resident. Prior to her retirement she was employed at the March of Dimes in the fund raising department and...
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Christine Alice Bourque

November 15, 1954 - February 28, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Rachel Marshall

June 5, 1969 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Jose DeViveiros

February 12, 1927 - February 26, 2017

Jose DeViveiros, age 90, passed away at Sacred Heart Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Gloria Maria (Raposa) De Viveiros.Born in Santa Barbara, St. Michael Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Theresa (Arruda) DeViveiros. Jose immigrated to the United States in 1960 and worked as a presser in the local garment industry. In addition to...
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Frances J. Fortin

June 4, 1925 - February 23, 2017

Frances J. Fortin, age 91, formerly of New Bedford, passed away February 23, 2017 at the Woburn Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Rene C. Fortin.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John and Karolina Kuczewski, she had resided in New Bedford for most of her life before moving to Ladylake, Florida.Mrs. Fortin was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and the...
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Linda A. Medeiros

May 23, 1959 - February 23, 2017

Linda A. (Ponte) Medeiros, age 57, of East Freetown, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at home following a long illness. She was the wife of David T. Medeiros, Jr. with whom she shared 31 years of marriage.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel V. Ponte and Alice (Keene) Paradise, she was raised in Fall River and lived in Rochester before moving to East Freetown in 1999.She...
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Harold P. Eaton

February 3, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Harold P. Eaton, age 89, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Royal of Fairhaven. He was the wife of the late Annis "Betty" (Houghton) Eaton.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Fred J. and Isabel (James) Eaton, he spent his childhood in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven in 1978. He was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Harold served in the United...
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Norbert L. Girard

August 15, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Norbert L. Girard, age 95, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Royal Taber Street. He was the husband of the late Louise E. (Brown) Girard with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Valmore and Anna (Rousselle) Girard, he lived most of his life in Acushnet before moving to New Bedford in 2005.Norbert served in the United States Coast...
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Eric A. Gonet

November 5, 1983 - February 18, 2017

Eric A. Gonet, age 33, of Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at home.Born in Falmouth, the son of David and Madeline (Medeiros) Gonet, he had resided in New Bedford and Fall River before moving to Tewksbury 1 year ago.Eric was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and the Porter and Chester Technical Institute in Canton.He was...
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Rosemarie G. Machado

March 9, 1961 - February 16, 2017

Rosemarie G. (Langlois) Machado, 55, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Bradley Machado.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Emery Langlois of Humarock, MA and the late Maria Balbina (Abreu) Langlois, she was a lifelong area resident. She is survived by three beloved sons and their fiances, Joshua Small and Mellissa of New Bedford,...
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Lucille J. Dubois

April 25, 1928 - February 16, 2017

Lucille J. (Blais) Dubois, age 88, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Care One of New Bedford. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph E. Dubois. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Ovide and Eva Mabel (Proulx) Blais, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven where she has lived for the past 22 years. A communicant of Holy Name of...
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Jeannette Nunes

April 20, 1927 - February 14, 2017

Jeannette (Deshaies) Nunes, age 89, of Acushnet, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph Nunes. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Julien and Ernestine (Masse) Deshaies, she had resided in New Bedford before moving to Acushnet 30 years ago.Mrs. Nunes had worked at Knapp Shoes for many years until her retirement. She leaves...
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Albert Farias

March 20, 1938 - February 14, 2017

Albert Farias, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the loving husband of Dora (Vieira) Farias with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford and a lifelong resident, Mr. Farias attended local schools and served in the National Guard.He had worked as a meat cutter at Fernandes Supermarket for many years and worked part-time...
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Norman E. Chevalier

October 5, 1927 - February 12, 2017

Norman E. Chevalier, 89, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Blanche (Lavoie) Chevalier.Born in Fairhaven, a son of the late William and Roseline (Foisy) Chevalier he was a lifelong area resident and a long time communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Parish.Mr. Chevalier served in the United States Army during World War II. He...
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Yvette M. Clerc

May 5, 1919 - February 12, 2017

Yvette M. (Boisvert) Clerc, age 97, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her residence.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late George and Georgianna (Picard) Boisvert, she was a lifelong resident of the city.Yvette worked as a sales clerk for many years. She was a member of Teamsters and Garment Workers Senior Clubs and the St. Anthony's Senior Club. A loving mother,...
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Paul S. Allain

October 5, 1932 - February 11, 2017

Paul S. Allain, 84, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in The Oaks after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Thaddee J. and Rosalie (Leblanc) Allain he was a lifelong city resident. He was a communicant of the former St. Joseph's Church.Mr. Allain served in the United State Army during the Korean War. He later worked at the New Bedford Air Port and for...
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Robert J. Crowley

June 30, 1985 - February 10, 2017

Robert J. Crowley, Jr., age 31, of Acushnet, had his soul leave this earth to a more peaceful place. He was born on a beautiful summer day in June 1985 to loving parents Robert and Aline (Breton) Crowley of Acushnet. A graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 2003, he was currently employed at Reinhart Food Service. Rob was a lifelong Acushnet Townie, who loved where he was from. He was a...
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Yvette R. Vaudry

April 26, 1938 - February 6, 2017

Yvette R. (Antil) Vaudry, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Hathaway Manor. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph V. and Claire r. (LeBlonde) Antil, she lived most of her life in New Bedford.Mrs. Vaudry had worked at Allegheny Rodney Metals for 23 years and in the New Bedford School Department cafeteria for 5 years. She was a communicant of Holy Name of...
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Florida Marie Laliberte

June 6, 1925 - February 6, 2017

Florida (Poirier) Laliberte, age 91 of E. Freetown, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of Arthur Laliberte to whom she has been married for 12 years.She was born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Alphe and Rosalie (Cote) Poirier and was a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University. Mrs. Laliberte worked in the garment industry in New Bedford...
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Filomena D. Rodrigues

February 22, 1929 - February 5, 2017

Filomena D. (Medeiros) Rodrigues, age 87, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Francisco P. Rodrigues.Born on February 22, 1929 in Flamengos, Faial, Azores, a daughter of the late Antonio Tavares and Maria Medeiros, she then lived in Praia do Almoxarife. She attended school, got married and started a family in Faial then later coming to the...
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Francelina Moniz

February 24, 1922 - February 5, 2017

Francelina (Simmons) Moniz, 94, of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the wife of the late Antone Moniz.Born in Lagoa, St. Michael, Azores, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Travers) Simmons she was raised inDartmouth and lived most of her life in New Bedford. She was a communicant of the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of...
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Carol Ann Smith

June 6, 1949 - February 5, 2017

Carol Ann (Tablas) Smith, age 67 passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Care One.Carol Ann was the loving companion of John R. "Randy" Taylor of Fairhaven, MA.Ms. Smith was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Violet (Languirand) Tablas and the late Henry Tablas. She resided in New Bedford.She graduated with honors in 1967 from Holy...
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Susanne Racicot

January 18, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Susanne Yolande (LaRue) Racicot, age 90, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maurice Racicot who died in 1992.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Odena (Bombardier) LaRue, she was a graduate of Holy Family High School, class of 1944 and a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs. Racicot retired from the New...
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Marie Alice Pease

May 2, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Marie Alice (Lapointe) Pease, age 85, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas Pease. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Lachance) Lapointe, she was a lifelong resident of the city. A communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart Church, she worked as a Stitcher for several years before staying...
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Brandon R. Barao

December 28, 1992 - February 3, 2017

Brandon R. Barao, age 24 of Acushnet, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a long struggle with addiction. He was born in New Bedford, the son of Gary R. Barao and his wife Susan of Acushnet and Tracy (DaCosta)Mello and her husband John of Beverly Hills, FL."Brandon was a very loving and caring person. He was always making people laugh and could light up a room...
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Maria L. DeMedeiros

July 4, 1925 - February 2, 2017

Maria Luzia DeMedeiros, age 91, of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her son's residence. She was the wife of the late Norberto DeMedeiros Borges.Born in Sao Pedro de Nordestinho, Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Azores, the daughter of the late Mariano de Medeiros Borges and Maria de Carmo Carreiro, she came to the United States in 1989 and settled in New Bedford.Mrs. DeMedeiros...
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Sandra Mary Adam

January 22, 1946 - February 1, 2017

Sandra Mary (Patnaude) Adam, 71, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Roger, daughter Sharon and son Michael all of New Bedford.Born in Fairhaven, a daughter of the late Edmond J. and Mary (Murray) Patnaude, Sandra graduated from Fairhaven High School and was married on October 11, 1969.Sandra was devoted...
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Henry A. Turek

June 26, 1951 - January 30, 2017

Henry "Hank" A. Turek, age 65, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 30, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan A. Turek and life-long companion of Muriel Jones.Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Henry T. and Angela J. (St. Armand) Turek, he was raised in Acushnet and lived in New Bedford for 40 years.He was a graduate of Bishop Stang High...
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Jeffrey Scott Hoaglund

October 8, 1956 - January 30, 2017

Private funeral arrangements are in the care of the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745
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Henrique Lopes

December 7, 1941 - January 28, 2017

Henrique "Henry" a.k.a. Jica de Antonia Lopes, 75, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 in The Oaks after a long illness. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Tiofilo and Antonia Lopes he grew up there and immigrated to Lisbon. He eventually came to the United States in 1995. Mr. Lopes was a dedicated worker. He worked as a seaman overseas on petroleum ships and later...
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Mildred O. Beck

December 24, 1921 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Gloria Cory

August 29, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Gloria (Rogers) Cory, age 91, of Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Thomas Cory.Born in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, a daughter of the late Francisco and Maria Grace (Canha) Rogers, she lived most of her life in Dartmouth.She is survived by one son: Thomas J. Cory and his wife Sheryl of Dartmouth, one grandson: Gregory M. Cory...
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Mercedes R. Boucher

March 2, 1931 - January 24, 2017

Mercedes R. (Jarry) Boucher, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven following a long illness. She was the wife of Wilfred "Bill" A. Boucher, Jr., with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Gaston A. and Marie Rose (Metras) Jarry, she had resided in New Bedford for most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Anthony...
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Norma Avila

December 23, 1926 - January 21, 2017

Norma Avila, 90 years' old, a lifelong resident of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, January 21st surrounded by her loving family at Royal Taber Nursing & Rehab.Norma was born in New Bedford to Olga (Medeiros) Roderick and Manuel (Mike) Roderick. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and worked at Kinyon Campbell Business School in the Accounting Office until her retirement in...
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Jeanne Ida Labelle

March 31, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Jeanne I. Labelle, age 87 of New Bedford, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 in The Oaks, New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Henry R. Labelle.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Charles O. and Aurore (Gregoire) Gaudette, she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. She attended New Bedford Vocational High School and was employed at the former Parkwood Hospital as a supervisor in...
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Rita Thatcher

March 3, 1927 - January 19, 2017

Rita Harriet ( Feeley) Thatcher, age 89, passed away January 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Norman Thatcher with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. She was born in Boston and was the daughter of the late John and Harriet (Turner) Feeley. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School Class of 1943. Rita worked at Butler Shoes located at Mars...
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Clarence Santos

September 2, 1918 - January 17, 2017

Clarence "Larry" Santos, age 98, of Lakeville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Island Terrace Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Mary S. Santos.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Augustino and Vivian (Rose) Santos, he was a longtime resident of New Bedford, lived in Lakeville with his daughter Susan for 4 years and most recently lived in Pearl River, Louisiana with his...
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James Dominic Civitarese

September 7, 1939 - January 16, 2017

James D. Civitarese, age 77, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Marybel N. (Ferrer) Civitarese, to whom he had been married for 36 years.He was born in Boston, the son of the late Dominic and Alice C. (MacInnis) Civitarese. A United States Army veteran and retired postal worker, Mr. Civitarese was most recently employed as a Security...
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William A. Henriques

January 3, 1949 - January 15, 2017

William A. Henriques, age 68, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Arlene (Cordeiro) Henriques to whom he has been married for the past 28 years. Born in New Bedford, a son of Ruth (Gallagher) Chasse and step-father John Chasse, and the late Americo Henriques, he was a longtime resident of the city. A graduate of...
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Alene R. Borges

March 29, 1936 - January 15, 2017

Alene R. "Lee" (Hillman) Borges, age 80, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Manuel Borges, Jr. to whom she has been married for the past 63 years. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Roderick and Eva (Lopes) Hillman, she was a longtime resident of the city. Lee worked as a Nurse's Aide at Tabor Nursing Home for...
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Paul A. Soucy

November 12, 1925 - January 14, 2017

Paul A. Soucy, 91, of Acushnet passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Jackson) Soucy.Born in Westport, a son of the late Henry and Godelive (Lamontgne) Soucy he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.Mr. Soucy served in the United States Army and received a Bronze Star Medal,...
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Edna Schard

March 22, 1923 - January 14, 2017

Edna "Sis" (Brown) Schard, age 93, of New Bedford, peacefully passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after a plentiful, rich life. She was the wife of the late Robert F. "Captain Bob" Schard.Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Jacobs) Brown, she has been a longtime resident of the city. In addition to being a...
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Rita A. Carrier

July 12, 1924 - January 13, 2017

Rita A. (Desjeunes) Carrier, 92, of East Freetown died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Alden Court Fairhaven MA after an extended period of declining health. She was the wife of the late George A. Carrier.Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late George and Antonia (Lafleur) Desjeunes, she was raised in New Bedford and lived most of her life in East Freetown. She was a communicant of Saint John...
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Judith A. Mello

March 14, 1940 - January 10, 2017

Judith A. (Sayles) Mello, age 76 of E. Freetown, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Catholic Memorial Home from Alzheimer's. She was the loving wife of Angelo M. Mello, Jr for 55 years.Born in New Bedford on March 14, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph and Almira (Sullivan) Sayles. She was a lifelong resident of Freetown. Judith was a true homemaker, where she loved to be around her...
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Scott L. Almeida

March 18, 1965 - January 8, 2017

Scott L. Almeida, age 51 of Acushnet, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Leonard and Joyce (Barcroft) Almeida. Scott spent 22 years employed by D. W. White as a machine operator. He adored his family and dog Rusty. He got a rush out of anything with an engine and enjoyed fishing and having campfires. Scott was most proud of his 3...
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Pauline S. Sivertsen

March 23, 1929 - January 7, 2017

After a long illness, the Good Lord took our loving angel Pauline S. (Alley) Sivertsen, 87, of Acushnet into his loving arms Saturday January 7, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family.She was a homemaker. Pauline had special interests which included Bingo, shopping for her family, country music, watching soap operas, Family Feud, Deal or No Deal, Price is Right, Wheel of...
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Alfredo S. Silva

January 20, 1934 - January 7, 2017

Alfredo S. Silva, "Alfie", age 82, of Acushnet, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by love and prayer. He was the husband of the late Violet L. (Charbonneau) Silva.Born in Calheta, Madeira Island, a son of the late Victorina (Jardin) DaSilva. He came to the US where he met his wife, raised his family, and established himself as a successful business man. He...
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Rene G. LeDuc

February 8, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Rene G. LeDuc, 87, of New Bedford died at St. Luke's Hospital on Wed., Jan. 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Lucille A. (Rainville) LeDuc for 66 years. Born in New Bedford, Mr. LeDuc was an office manager for Henry's Frozen Foods in Southborough for 30 years. Mr. LeDuc lived in New Bedford for the past 20 years, 20 years prior in Belmont and in Cambridge 20 years prior. He earned an...
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Americo Craveiro

April 29, 1965 - January 1, 2017

Americo "Mack" Craveiro Jr, age 51 of Freetown, MA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was the husband of Jori A. (MacKenzie) Craveiro to whom he had been married for 29 years. Born in Fall River, the son of the late Americo and Maria (Silva) Craveiro, he was a graduate of Diman Regional Vocational High School in Fall River and later graduated from New England Tech with an...
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Jose M. Carvalho

April 13, 1936 - January 1, 2017

Jose Maria Carvalho, age 80, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at home following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Otilia Costa Carvalho with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, the son of the late Jose S. and Maria C. Carvalho, he came to the United States in 1970 and settled in New Bedford.Mr. Carvalho was a high school...
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Eleanor Williams

March 16, 1941 - December 31, 2016

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Roland LaPalme

July 19, 1943 - December 29, 2016

Roland LaPalme, age 73, passed away December 29, 2016, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the lifetime partner of Rescome F. Haskell.Born in Acushnet, he was the son of the late Elzear and Arlette (Spirlet) LaPalme. Roland was a graduate of New Bedford High School and served in the United States Coast Guard. He worked at New England Telephone and Verizon as an...
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Elsie M. Decotis

July 1, 1926 - December 28, 2016

Elsie M. "Lisa" Decotis, 90, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Decotis.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Pietro and Domenica (Germano) Autino, she was a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs. Decotis had worked as a sales clerk at Saltmarsh until her retirement. She also was a pastry decorator at...
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Irene D. Pittsley

November 1, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Irene D. Pittsley, age 88, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. She was the loving wife of the late Robert W. Pittsley with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Frank and Apolonia (Ogara) Swiatlowska, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She attended New Bedford Vocational High School.Mrs....
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Irene M. Fernandes

April 9, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Irene Fernandes "Grammy" age 89, passed away unexpectedly December 26, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Fernandes. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Sylvia) Mello. Mrs. Fernandes worked at John I. Pauldings, O.V. Dress and Reynolds De Walt until she retired with her husband.She was an avid Red...
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Barbara L. Holden

August 16, 1939 - December 25, 2016

Barbara "Ma Holden" Lucillia (Sylvia) Holden, age 77, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of George D. Holden with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Anthony P. Sylvia, Sr. and Lucillia (Brown) Sylvia. She was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and St. Luke's School of...
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Doris L. DuBreuil

April 5, 1932 - December 25, 2016

Doris L. DuBreuil, "Dot" of New Bedford and Florida passed away, Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Bertrand L. DuBreuil with whom she shared 43 years of Marriage.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Marie (Potvin) Serra. Mrs. DuBreuil was a graduate of St. Anthony High School class of 1949. She worked as a ward clerk...
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Albert J. Desrosiers

October 23, 1928 - December 24, 2016

Albert J. Desrosiers, age 88, of N. Dartmouth, formerly of Brook St., New Bedford, died peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in New Bedford. He was the husband of Claire Y. (Desruisseau) Desrosiers to whom he had been married for 63 years.He was a man who always placed his family first. He was a kind and generous person who was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone. He was filled...
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Frank Pinto

May 3, 1948 - December 24, 2016

Frank Pinto, age 68, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Our Lady's haven in Fairhaven. He was the husband of Donna L. (Potter) Pinto, to whom he had been married for 46 years.Frank was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the son of the late Jair P. and Irene N. Pinto. He was the Computer Lab Supervisor at Bridgewater State University for 18 years. He earned his Master's...
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Gertrude A. Baptiste

May 29, 1928 - December 23, 2016

Gertrude A. (Descheneaux) Baptiste, age 88, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 after declining health. She was a resident at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the loving wife of the late Albert J. Baptiste.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Oswald and Adelaide (Dugas) Descheneaux, she had resided in E. Freetown for over 55 years before moving to...
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Viola J. Severino

October 1, 1922 - December 23, 2016

Viola J. (LaFrance) Severino, age 94, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at South Shore Rehabilitation in Rockland, MA. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Valois) LaFrance, she had resided in New Bedford for most of her life before moving to Rockland. Mrs. Severino was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1941 and attended...
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Raymond N. Beaulieu

February 5, 1927 - December 21, 2016

Raymond Normand Beaulieu, age 89, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Care One. He was the husband of the late Norma (Medeiros) Beaulieu with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. He was the loving companion of Irene Bergeron. A lifelong New Bedford resident, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Eva (Courtemanche) Beaulieu. Raymond attended New Bedford High School and...
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Sulbha S. Joshi

June 29, 1933 - December 18, 2016

Sulbha S. Joshi, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, December 18, 2016 after a long respiratory illness. Born in India on June 29, 1933 she lived most of her life in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and Dartmouth, MA, USA. She was the widow of Shankar G. Joshi, to whom she was married nearly 50 years. She is survived by two sons, Milind Joshi and his wife Meghana (Sane), their daughter...
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Avelino Paiva

June 26, 1959 - December 18, 2016

Avelino Paiva, age 57 of New Bedford, passed away on December 18, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Jose Maria Gomes Pires and Adelaide Paiva.Mr. Paiva worked as a brick layer in the construction industry for 10 years.He is survived by a daughter: Shannon Paiva of New Bedford, two sons: Jordan Paiva of New Bedford, Daniel Paiva of Fall...
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Michael George Pappas

October 23, 1952 - December 17, 2016

Michael George Pappas10/23/52The city of New Bedford has lost one of its bright lights. Michael G. Pappas took his last breath on Saturday, December 17th, 2016, after a long battle with COPD. Mike was born at St. Luke's Hospital, spent nearly his entire life in the city he loved, and passed away 64 years later in the same institution in which he was born. He was passionate about a great many...
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Lucille M. Lefebvre

April 14, 1929 - December 16, 2016

Lucille M. Lefebvre, "Lu," age 87, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in Tobey Hospital. A daughter of the late Michael and Albina (Morell) Lefebvre, she had been a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of New Bedford High School, she worked as the Head Clerk for Massachusetts Rehabilitation for over 25 years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at Granach Insurance...
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Albert R. Davignon

September 29, 1962 - December 15, 2016

Albert R. Davignon, age 54, of Acushnet, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. He was the loving husband of Cherrie (Lopes) Davignon with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Alfred and Dorothy (Silva) Davignon, he had resided in Acushnet for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of New Bedford...
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John Leo Avery III

August 23, 1964 - December 15, 2016

John L. Avery, III, age 52, of Acushnet, died at the hands of a drunk driver on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday in Acushnet on his way home from work.He was born in New Bedford, the son of John L. Avery Jr. of Maine and the late Alice (Plaud) Avery. John was a self-employed Truck Driver...
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Joseph M. Canastra

February 19, 1963 - December 13, 2016

Joseph M. Canastra, 53, of Dartmouth passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in his home after a long illness. He was the long time loving companion of Lyndall Taber.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Irene (Perry) Canastra he lived most of his life in the area. His visitation will be Friday 11-2 p.m. in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a service at 2...
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Alice C. Mercier

June 21, 1920 - December 10, 2016

Alice C. (Mello) Mercier, age 96, of New Bedford, passed away, Saturday, December 10, 2016 in Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late Patrick N. Mercier.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Silveria) Mello, she was a lifelong New Bedford resident. A graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1937, she attended Fitchburg State College. She was a seamstress for...
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Claire T. Wood

March 12, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Claire T. (Beaupre) Wood, 85, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas Wood.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Pelletier) Beaupre she was a lifelong city resident. Mrs. Wood worked as a presser for New England Overall. She also worked at Adams Restaurant and Alice Restaurant.Claire was a...
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David A. Sisson

December 13, 1967 - December 8, 2016

David A. Sisson, 48, of Dayville, CT and formerly of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 8, 2016 in his residence five days before his birthday. He was the husband of Glenn Veronesi with whom he shared ten years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Charles and Rozaline (Camacho) Sisson he lived most of his life in Fairhaven and most recently moved to Dayville, CT...
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Argina V. Silva

June 26, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Argina V. Silva, age 85, of East Freetown, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Fernando Damaso.Born in Ribeira Grande, Acores, Portugal, a daughter of the late Sarafim Horta da Silva and Almorina Paulina Vieira, she immigrated to the United States in 1986.In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as an embroider in Portugal for several...
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David Lee Gump

March 18, 1938 - December 5, 2016

David Lee Gump, 78, of Acushnet passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 in The Oaks of New Bedford. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Morris) Gump with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.Born in Holdrege, NE, a son of the late Frederick and Zola (Gunderson) Gump he grew up there and went on to serve in the United States Navy. He was stationed in Newport and one fateful day went to Lincoln...
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Carl Motta

December 29, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Carl ("Chuck") Motta, 90, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Care One in New Bedford. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy (Oliveira) Motta and son of the late Manuel F. and Maria (Campos) Motta. Mr. Motta was born in New Bedford and was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. During his enlistment, he received numerous medals including...
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Olga Maria Dupont

June 28, 1933 - December 3, 2016

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleepI am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snowI am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the autumn's gentle rainWhen you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at nightDo not stand at my grave and cryI am not there ...
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Muriel E. Guay

October 1, 1946 - November 28, 2016

Muriel E. (Marois) Guay, age 70, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital after a lengthy illness.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Adelard and Rita (Fortin) Marois, she was a longtime resident of the city, a graduate of St. Anthony's School Class of 1964. Muriel received her nursing degree from Laboure College in Milton, MA. She was a Registered...
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Oliva Alexandre Langlois

December 25, 1939 - November 27, 2016

Oliva "Ollie" Langlois, age 76, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Maria "Lucy" (Abreu) Langlois, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, and son of the late Romeo and Roseanna (Villeneuve) Langlois. Starting off as a beloved barber, Mr. Langlois transitioned to a long and accomplished career with the...
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Henry A. Alexander

March 18, 1927 - November 26, 2016

Stowe, VT - Mr. Henry A. Alexander, 89 died on November 26, 2016 at home following a lengthy illness.Mr. Alexander was predeceased in 1968 by his wife of 18 years, Dolores A. Staron Alexander, his sister Amanda Stefanik, and his sister-in-law, Naomi Alexander. He leaves behind a daughter, Faith M. Manska, and son-in-law, Clay Manska of Sherman Oaks, CA, a grandson, Ryan Truax, of Los Angeles,...
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