Our Obituaries

Lidia Marie Farias

May 2, 1953 - January 24, 2018


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Paul L. Cormier

September 20, 1940 - January 24, 2018

Paul L. Cormier of Dartmouth,age 77 passed away, January 24, 2018.Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Lionel J. and Isabel (Lemos) Cormier, he lived his entire life in the greater New Bedford area.He was a retired teacher, having taught math in the Fairhaven Public School System for 35 years. Upon retiring from teaching, he founded and operated Dartmouth Business Associates providing onsite...
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Clarice Guilermena Ferreira

May 25, 1924 - January 24, 2018

Clarice Guilermena Ferreira, age 93, of New Bedford, passed away on January 24, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Antone "Roxy" Ferreira.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John R. and Anna Machado, she was a lifelong resident of the city.She enjoyed going on long drives and spending time at the beach with her friends and children.Her family includes her sons,...
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Dorothy Mello

March 26, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Dorothy (Pacheco) Mello, 89, of Acushnet passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Mello.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Antone and Maria (Das Merces) Pacheco she lived in Acushnet since 1942.Mrs. Mello worked as a turner for Riverside Manufacturing. She loved to cook and spend time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great...
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Arthur J. Caron,

March 31, 1937 - January 19, 2018

Arthur J. Caron, Jr. age 80, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Arthur J. Caron and Rose (Tracy) Caron. Mr. Caron was a special counsel for labor relations for the City of New Bedford. He graduated from New Bedford High School and received his bachelors degree from Northeastern University. He...
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Doris G. Amaral

November 17, 1926 - January 18, 2018

Doris G. Amaral, 91, passed away peacefully at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville. She was the wife of the late Anthony Amaral.Born in Fairhaven, a daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Pacheco) Medeiros, she grew up on Martha's Vineyard before moving to Fairhaven then New Bedford.In earlier years, Doris had worked in several factories where she met her soulmate. Sadly she was widowed...
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Anthony Giunta

August 15, 1937 - January 17, 2018

Anthony Giunta, age 80, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maryann (Sepe) Giunta with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Santa Caterina Villarmosa, Sicily, he was the son of Rosario and Nancy (Lio) Giunta.Anthony worked as a pressing supervisor in the local garment industry. When he was not working he enjoyed hunting,...
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Margaret L. Pimental

April 23, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Margaret "Midge" Leon Pimental, age 92, passed away at Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehab. on January 15, 2018 where she lived for the past year. Born in Lowell, MA, she lived most of her life in New Bedford where she co-owned and operated Midge and Joe's Hair Salon for many years. She was the widow of Joseph Pimental Jr. with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. She was a graduate of...
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Edward D. Correia

August 30, 1935 - January 14, 2018

Brian and I are together again.To my family, good friends and so many othersWho cared and shared through my life,Thank you for being there for me.In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward's memory may be made to the Brian D. Correia Scholarship Fund, c/o Bishop Stang High School,500 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747
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Leopold T. Brillon

July 9, 1926 - January 14, 2018

Leopold T. Brillon, 91, of Acushnet, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Florence L. (Jette) Brillon.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Theodore and Elsie (Norris) Brillon, he had resided in Acushnet for the past 53 years. He was a graduate of Kinyon Campbell Business School.Mr. Brillon proudly served in the...
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Charlotte Ann Wood

August 31, 1937 - January 14, 2018

Charlotte A. (Carroll) Wood, age 80, of New Bedford, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at The Oaks in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Thomas Nelson Wood , Jr.Born in Edgartown, MA, the daughter of the late Sophia (Lasowski) Carroll, she was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocation Technical High School and was a lifelong resident of the city.Mrs. Wood was most recently employed...
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Arthur A. Souza

August 30, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Arthur A. Souza, age 90 of Acushnet, passed away Sunday January 14, 2018 in Our Lady's Haven. He was the husband of Helen (Macedo) Souza to whom he had been happily married to for 65 years.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel A. and Mary P. (Pacheco) Souza, he was resident of Acushnet for 60 years. Arthur was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational HS, class of 1947; he served in the United...
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Maria Gomes Fernandes

February 2, 1941 - January 14, 2018

Maria Gomes (Pereira) Fernandes, age 76, of New Bedford, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Jose G. Fernandes to whom she had been married for 59 years.She was born in Portugal, the daughter of the late Bento Gomes Pereira and the late Deolinda Rosa Dias. She was employed as a Stitcher with Cliftex and Justin Clothing in New Bedford...
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Maureen Ann Gilmore

December 23, 1947 - January 10, 2018

Maureen A. (O'Brien) Gilmore passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in her home surrounded by her beloved family after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the Vivian (Lawrence) O'Brien of New Bedford and the late Leonard P. O'Brien she was a lifelong area resident and she attended St. Mary's Church, New Bedford.Ms. Gilmore worked as a Paraprofessional for over 30 years for the...
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Etta Belle Fuller

May 8, 1919 - January 9, 2018

Private funeral arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA
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Gerard M. Angers

April 4, 1926 - January 8, 2018

Gerard M. "Jerry" Angers, 91, of Warren passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease in Crestwood Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Franco) Hart Angers.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Pierre and Elise (Noel) Angers he lived most of his life in New Bedford and E. Freetown. Jerry graduated from New Bedford High School and...
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Dorothy C. Janik

August 18, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Dorothy "Dottie" C. (Labonte) Janik, 89, of Acushnet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Janik.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Eli and Ann Labonte, she had resided in Acushnet for most of her life. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.She enjoyed playing cards and...
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Antoine J. Dube,

January 15, 1935 - January 4, 2018

Antoine J. Dube, Jr. "Tony" went to join the Lord Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 82. He died at Care One of New Bedford, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Antoine J. Dube and Blanche (Lapre). Mr. Dube was a resident of East Freetown for the past 42 years and is a communicant of St. John Neumann Parish.Among those who...
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Winifred Blanche Roy

August 12, 1923 - January 3, 2018

Winifred (Shepard) Roy, 94, formerly of Acushnet passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Trinity Health and Rehabilitation in Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late Leonard G. Roy.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Annie (Bell) Shepard she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish.Winifred worked as a winder for Aerovox for 30 years and...
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Maurice Richard

January 22, 1933 - December 31, 2017

Maurice Richard, 84, formerly of N. Dartmouth and New Bedford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, December 31, 2017 after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Constance (Pereira) Richard with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Albert and Angelina (Belisle) Richard he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant...
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John M. Pimentle

July 16, 1935 - December 31, 2017

John M. Pimentle, age 82, passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, MA. Born in New Bedford he was the son of the late Manuel M. Pimentle and Marie Flora (Gendron) Pimentle.Mr. Pimentle was a graduate of St. Anthony High School and the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth. He served in the United States Air Force. John worked as an accountant at...
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Doris Magnant

April 6, 1922 - December 29, 2017

Doris (Reynolds) Magnant, 95, of Acushnet, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Magnant.Born and raised in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Corbert and Amelia (Jeffrey) Reynolds, she had resided in Acushnet for the past 62 years.Mrs. Magnant loved watching her favorite sports teams, Patriots and Red Sox, and also...
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Edward Joseph Colomey

December 15, 1942 - December 24, 2017

Edward "Edd" Joseph Colomey, age 75, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Care One surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Donna Marie (Olson) Colomey with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Edward Stephen Colomey and Mary E. (Farrington) Colomey. He was a graduate of Brighton High School and earned an Associate's Degree from...
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Noela C. LaPlante

December 25, 1921 - December 22, 2017

Noela C. (Sharp) LaPlante, age 95, of New Bedford, passed away December 22, 2017 at The Oaks. She was the wife of the late Gerald LaPlante.She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, a daughter of the late Thomas Moodie Sharp and Mabel Beaton (Fotheringham) Sharp.Mrs. LaPlante attended the First Congregational Church in New Bedford and sang in the choir. She was a talented accordion and organ player...
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Suzanne M. Bairos

April 16, 1969 - December 21, 2017

Suzanne M. Bairos, age 48, of Acushnet, passed away on December 21, 2017. Daughter of Mrs. Berengere M. R. Bairos and the late Mr. Ronald Bairos. Suzanne also leaves behind her son, Jacque Bairos, sisters, Michele & Elina, brothers, Ronald & Joseph & several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to 10 Hathaway Rd., Acushnet, MA 02743 for Jacque...
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Albert Audet

December 22, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Albert Audet, 88, of E. Freetown passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness and three days shy of his 89th birthday. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Labbe) Audet.Born in Saint Germain, Quebec, a son of the late Eugene and Alexandrine (Vien) Audet he grew up there and lived most of his life in this area. Mr. Audet worked many jobs as a laborer...
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Michael John Roberts

January 21, 1968 - December 18, 2017

Michael J. Roberts, 49, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly when the fishing vessel he was on board sank Monday, December 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Tammy (Oliveira) Roberts.Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Mary (Deallaume) Roberts and stepfather Bob Roberts and Magne Georgsen he lived most of his life in this area.Mr. Roberts worked as a fisherman and also as a culinary...
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Edmond J. Dube

March 3, 1929 - December 17, 2017

Edmond J. Dube, age 88, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was the husband of the late Philomena (Szcpanick) Dube.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Adelard and Angeline (Leblanc) Dube, he was a lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Dube was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran and later joined the Army National Guard in New Bedford. He was employed a...
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Maria A. Amaral

September 17, 1946 - December 17, 2017

Maria A. Amaral, age 71, of Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence following a long illness.Born in Achadinha, Sao Miguel, Portugal, a daughter of the late Joao and Alcina (Cabral) Amaral, she came to the United States in 1973 and lived in New Bedford for many years before moving to Dartmouth in 2006.She had worked as an assembler at...
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Michael Leung

September 19, 1967 - December 16, 2017

Michael Leung, 50, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away suddenly on December 16, 2017 in Sasebo, Japan. He was the husband of Jeanean (Bodeau) Leung with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Kwok Shun "John" Leung and Yim Shen "Cindy" (Moy) Leung, he had resided in Portsmouth for the past 10 years.Michael was a graduate of New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical...
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Maria F. Rodrigues

July 30, 1948 - December 16, 2017

Maria F. (Marcelino) Rodrigues, age 69 of New Bedford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Maria was born in Linhares, Portugal, the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Miquelina (Cardoso) Marcelino and was employed as a Stitcher with various mills in the New Bedford area including Shepard-Justin Clothing. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and...
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Nevaeh Rae Rebelo

June 29, 2006 - December 11, 2017

Nevaeh Rae Rebelo, age 11 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 in Hasbro Children's Hospital after a long illness surrounded by her loving family.She was born in New Bedford, the daughter of Sherry Bumpas and Luis Rebelo both of New Bedford. Nevaeh is also survived by her brothers and sisters Derron, Kiara, Christy and Keith Rebelo; her grandmother Maria Rebelo of New Bedford and...
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Cynthia Daniels Ventura

November 28, 1945 - December 11, 2017

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

March 17, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Jose M. Montañez, Sr., 76, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 10, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a sudden illness. He was the beloved husband of Carmen Rosa (Valentine) Montañez.Born in Puerto Rico, a son of Fermin and Graciela (Torrez) Montañez he grew up there before moving to Jersey City. He lived most of his life in Massachusetts and he was a communicant of St....
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Jeremy David Plante

March 5, 1980 - December 10, 2017

Jeremy David Plante, age 37, passed away, December 10, 2017 unexpectedly. He was the son of Lori Plante of New Bedford and David Plante and his wife Susan of Fairhaven. Born in New Bedford he attended Fairhaven High School and was the first mate on the scalloper Shear Water.He enjoyed the outdoors with all of his toys and collections, along with fishing, four wheeling, his camp in Maine and his...
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Dennis L. DeMoranville

November 9, 1940 - December 9, 2017

Dennis L. DeMoranville, 77, of E. Freetown passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Charlton Hospital after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Pinheiro) DeMoranville with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.Born in E. Freetown, a son of Ernest L. and Doris E. (Pittsley) DeMoranville he was a lifelong resident. Dennis worked as a farmer his entire life. He was...
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Joseph G. Santos

July 28, 1928 - December 5, 2017


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Joseph G. Santos, Jr.

July 28, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Joseph G. Santos, Jr., 89, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved companion of Dolores Dias.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Joseph G. and Rose (Olivera) Santos, Sr. he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, New Bedford.Mr. Santos graduated from Dartmouth High School and went on to attend Bristol Community...
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Lucia G. Alfaiate

April 27, 1945 - December 5, 2017

Lucia "Lucy" G. (Amaral) Alfaiate, age 72, passed away, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving children. She was the wife of the late Manuel P. Alfaiate with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Achadinha, St. Michael, Acores. She was the daughter of the late Agostinho and Matilda (Torres) Amaral. She worked at Cliftex for over 30 years as a stitcher and then worked...
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Richard J. Carmel,

May 16, 1952 - December 1, 2017

Richard J. "Skip" Carmel, Sr., age 65, of New Bedford, passed away on December 1, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Sandra F. (Pinel) Carmel with whom he shared 39 years of marriage.Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Norman and Evelyn (Wright) Carmel, he was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School.Mr....
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Joseph H. Bernard

May 12, 1943 - November 29, 2017

Joseph "Joe" H. Bernard passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the loving husband of Sandra A. (Richmond) Bernard to whom he was married 24 years.Born in Fall River a son of the late Henry and Mary Janet (Pacheco) Bernard he was a longtime resident of Swansea.A veteran of the United States Army he worked in manufacturing for many years before his retirement.In...
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Sharon A. Lewin

March 31, 1959 - November 29, 2017

Sharon A. (Correia) Lewin, passed away unexpectedly November 29, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife and best friend of Stephen T. Lewin. They lovingly celebrated their 12th Anniversary October 1, 2017.Sharon was a foster mother to many children throughout the years. She adored and will be greatly missed by her furry baby, Holly.Her hobbies were yard saling and trips to New...
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Julliette J. Gallant

August 10, 1937 - November 25, 2017

Julliette J. (Cusson) Gallant, age 80, of E. Freetown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of William L. Gallant with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.She was born and raised in New Bedford and had resided in Freetown since 1958.Mrs. Gallant enjoyed the comforts of her home and the company of her loving family. She...
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Theresa Sylvia

July 28, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Private Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Cecelia M. Caron

September 25, 1917 - November 22, 2017

Cecelia M. (Walski) Caron, age 100, of East Taunton, passed away, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Nemasket Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Caron.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Adam and Paulina (Chohol) Walski, she had been a resident of East Taunton for over sixty years.In addition to being a homemaker, she enjoyed sewing and was an excellent cook. She...
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Don Wayne Vaudry

July 26, 1957 - November 21, 2017

Don Wayne Vaudry, age 60, passed away Tuesday, November, 21, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Germany, He was the son of Donald R. Vaudry and the late Yvette (Antil) Vaudry.Don served in the United States Army from 1975 - 1981. He worked locally as a salesman for Coors Beer. He also installed screen housing around pools while living in Florida.He enjoyed riding...
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Albert Roland Hebert

January 16, 1935 - November 21, 2017

Albert R. Hebert, age 82, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at St Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anna B. Hebert. Born in New Bedford, Albert was the son of the late Leon S. and Doris E. (Lincoln) Hebert.Albert graduated from Coyle Cassidy High School Class of 1953 and then entered the United States Marine Corps where he became a Sergeant. He then graduated from...
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Kenneth Perry Sylvia

August 1, 1945 - November 20, 2017

SYLVIA: of New Bedford, Nov. 20, 2017, Kenneth, 72. Husband of the late Dineia Sylvia. Funeral Mass Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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George S. McHenry, Jr.

January 11, 1952 - November 18, 2017

George S. McHenry, Jr., age 65, of New Bedford, passed away November 18, 2017 after suffering from lung disease for 2 years. He was the loving husband to Jeannine A. (Lame) McHenry for 44 years.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late George S. McHenry, Sr. and Florence McHenry Relucio and step father Harold Relucio.He was a communicant of St. Joseph-St. Therese Church and a Eucharistic...
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Robert N. Vigeant

October 7, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Vigeant, 75, of Acushnet passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Sandra J. (Charros) Vigeant with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Mederic and Lorraine (Turgeon) Vigeant he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Mr. Vigeant worked as a...
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Arthur Ovila Rock

August 1, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Private Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA. for Arthur Ovila Rock of New Bedford, who passed away,Friday, November 17, 2017 at Care One New Bedford.
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Steven J. Ayres

February 29, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Steven Jeffrey Ayres, age 61, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Kim (Potvin) Ayres with whom he was married for 27 years. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Louis and Marjorie Patricia (Chantre) Ayres. Steven was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Bristol Community College. He was the owner operator of Steve's Moving Service. He...
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Gloria E. Gabriel

December 3, 1924 - November 14, 2017

Gloria E. (Ouimette) Gabriel, 92, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Alden Court after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Daniel F. Gabriel, Jr.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Ovila and Marie Anna (Cormier) Ouimette, she was a lifelong area resident.Mrs. Gabriel worked as a salesperson at Cherry & Webb and Touraine. In her spare time, she enjoyed...
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Robin Canario

September 10, 1955 - November 5, 2017

Private funeral arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.,New Bedford, MA.
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Victoria A. Blais

August 1, 1956 - November 4, 2017

Victoria A. (DeCosta) Blais, age 61, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Helen (Sylvester) DeCosta and the late Albert DeCosta Jr. She lived most of her life in Acushnet.Mrs. Blais was a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1974 and Kinyon Campbell Business School class of 1978. Victoria enjoyed...
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Lester A. Reynolds

July 28, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Lester A. Reynolds, 86, of North Dartmouth, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, November 3, 2017. He was the husband of Millicent B. (Corrie) Reynolds with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Lester E. and Eva (Salisbury) Reynolds, he had resided in North Dartmouth since 1960. Lester and his wife wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida for 11 years.Mr....
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David L. Brown

May 19, 1980 - November 2, 2017

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Jose M. Garcia

February 17, 1930 - November 2, 2017

Jose M. Garcia, age 87, of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maria A. (Torres) Garcia for 63 years.Born in Achadinha, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, the son of the late Virgino and Eva Conceicao (Souza) Garcia, he was a longtime resident of Dartmouth. He attended school in Portugal, he was a presser and...
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Suzanne M. Martin

May 29, 1946 - November 1, 2017

Suzanne M. (Chandler) Martin, 71, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2017 at home. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Reginald A. and Mary Elizabeth (Blouin) Chandler, she lived in Vermont for 12 years before returning to New Bedford.Mrs. Martin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Bridgewater State University.She proudly served her community as a...
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Lorraine Emma Miner

July 6, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Lorraine E. (Richard) Miner, 92, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in The Oaks Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Donald Miner.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Henri and Ella (Bariteau) Richard she was a lifelong city resident and a communicant of St. Joseph-St. Therese Church. Lorraine graduated from Holy Family High School in 1943. She then went on to...
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Ruben Vazquez

February 15, 1978 - October 28, 2017

Ruben Vazquez, 39, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was the husband of Amy L. (Reul) Vazquez, whom he adored. Ruben and Amy shared an incredible 10 years of marriage together. They share two beautiful children, Emmett and Isabella Vazquez.Born in Bronx, New York, the son of Ramon Vazquez and Nereida (Oyola) Adorno, he had resided in New Bedford for most...
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Dylan Jordan Vieira

January 31, 1992 - October 28, 2017

Dylan Jordan Vieira, 25, suddenly passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born in Wareham, MA, he was the beloved son of Edyth (Kearney) Coons and stepson of her husband Leo Coons, and was the cherished son of Donald Vieira, Jr.Dylan graduated from Fairhaven High School Class of 2009. He loved nature and animals, spending time with family...
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Sandra Lee Whitlock-Arcikowski

October 1, 1947 - October 27, 2017

Sandra Lee (Soares) Whitlock-Arcikowski, 70, of New Bedford passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph F. Arcikowski, Jr.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Vincent) Soares she was a lifelong area resident.Sandra graduated from New Bedford High School in 1966. She later worked as a CNA and OTA for St. Luke's and The Oaks. ...
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Raymond Ellison

November 2, 1940 - October 25, 2017

ELLISON: of New Bedford, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Raymond Earle Jr.,76.Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Richard J. Hebert

September 15, 1954 - October 24, 2017

Richard J. Hebert, age 63, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on October 24, 2017 in Florida.Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Norman and Alice (Denault) Hebert, he was raised in Acushnet and lived most of his life in New Bedford before moving to Florida.He was a graduate of St. Anthony's High School in New Bedford.Mr. Hebert was an entrepreneur throughout his life. He worked at...
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Rose F. Richard

July 1, 1922 - October 23, 2017

Rose F. (Mello) Lenling-Richard, age 95, passed away October 23, 2017 at Life Care Center Raynham. She was the wife of the late Russell H. Lenling and Clarence Richard. She was the mother of the late Russell H. Lenling, Jr. and grandmother to the late Troy Lenling.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late John P. Mello and Mary (Sylvia) Mello of New Bedford. Rose married her first...
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Loretta E. Martel

August 30, 1919 - October 19, 2017

Loretta E. (Lafond) Martel, 98, formerly of Dartmouth passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in The Oaks. She was the wife of the late Henry Martel.Born in Dartmouth, a daughter of the late Ulric and Yvonne (Tisserand) Lafond she lived most of her life in Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport.Mrs. Martel graduated from Dartmouth High School. She was a skilled...
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Mary Rocha Braz

December 2, 1924 - October 15, 2017

Mary R. Braz, age 92, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of Joseph N. Braz with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born and raised in East Bridgewater, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Custodia Rocha, and was one of six children. She graduated from East Bridgewater High School in 1943 and went...
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Jonathan Josue Correa Ruiz

October 2, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Jonathan Josue Correa Ruiz. age 11 days, passed away October 13, 2017 at St Luke's Hospital. He was the son of Jonathan Josue Correa Lugo and Franci (Ruiz)Vazquez.His graveside service will be held at 10am Friday, October 20 at the Acushnet Cemetery, 91 Main Street, Acushnet.
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Eduardo Garcia

November 6, 1944 - October 13, 2017

Eduardo Garcia, age 72, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of Salome (Medeiros) Garcia to whom he has been married for the past 48 years.Born in Achadinha, Nordeste, Acores, Portugal, a son of the Late Joao Garcia and Maria Mendonca, he immigrated to the United States in 1969 settling in New...
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Lorraine A. Letendre

May 13, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Lorraine A. (Goulet) Letendre, 90, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in The Oaks with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Conrad A. Letendre.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Edouard J. and Leonie E. (Caron) Goulet she was a lifelong resident and a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Lorraine graduated two years early from St. Anthony High School. ...
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Judy Ann Samson

March 21, 1951 - October 9, 2017

Judy A. Samson, age 66, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Alfred V. and Margaret (Vartanian) Samson and was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a graduate of New Bedford High School.Judy was a Waitress at her family restaurant Bucky's Lunch in New Bedford for several years. After that, she was a...
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Dorothy Pragana

March 11, 1933 - October 9, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" (Soares) Pragana, 84, of New Bedford passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Pragana, Sr. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Furtado) Soares she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Joseph-St. Therese Church.Dot graduated from New Bedford High School and later...
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Arthur P. Landry

September 2, 1959 - October 8, 2017

Arthur P. Landry, 58, of New Bedford, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a brief bout with cancer. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Lavimoniere) Landry and the son of the late Roland R. Landry and Therese O. (Labadie) Landry.Formerly from Fairhaven, he had moved to New Bedford in 1991 and attended Dartmouth Bible Church.He was employed by the Acushnet Co. in New Bedford.A Fairhaven High School...
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Edgar A. Gravel

October 10, 1939 - October 4, 2017

Edgar A. Gravel, 77, of Venice, FL and formerly of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Manor Care of Venice from complications due to ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease). He was the beloved husband of June (Dawson) Gravel. They recently celebrated 54 years of marriage.Edgar was born and raised in New Bedford and was the son of the late Edgar J. and Laura (Moquin) Gravel.Edgar proudly...
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Carol Gloria Holubesko

June 19, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Carol Gloria (Viera) Holubesko, age 89, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Holubesko and former wife of the late Armand Cloutier.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Frank and Carol Viera, she was a former resident of Acushnet and Lakeville and a 1946 graduate of New Bedford High School.Mrs. Holubesko, was...
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Jose Torres

January 3, 1951 - October 2, 2017

Jose "Joe" Reis Torres, age 66, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maria Iveta Torres with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he was the son of the late Jose F. and Maria Gloria (Raposo) Torres. He worked as a surgical tool maker for Johnson & Johnson for 39 years and concurrently...
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Carlton Herbert Fuller

July 25, 1938 - October 2, 2017

Carlton H. Fuller, age 79, of E. Freetown, MA, died unexpectedly at home on October 2, 2017. He was the loving and devoted husband of Frances D. (Greenwood) Fuller to whom he had been married for 27 years.Born in Fairhaven, the son of Etta B. (Atkinson) Fuller of New Bedford and the late William H. Fuller Sr., he was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and a United States Navy Veteran.Carlton was...
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Tammy Lynn Colvin

April 3, 1970 - October 2, 2017

Tammy L. (Ahlberg) Colvin, 47, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 2, 2017 in her residence. She was the beloved wife of Raymond F. Colvin, III with whom she would have celebrated 14 years of marriage on October 11th. Born in San Bernardino, CA a daughter of the late Paul Ahlberg and Joyce (Cobb) Ahlberg of Westfield she was born there before coming to Massachusetts. She...
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Maria Manuela Machado

December 4, 1926 - October 2, 2017

Maria Manuela de Medeiros Machado, age 90, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sao Miguel, Acores she was the daughter of the late Francisco de Medeiros Machado and Maria Francisca Arruda Furtado Machado. Maria immigrated to the United States in 1974 and worked in the local garment industry until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed...
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Maria Dearaujo

October 6, 1930 - September 30, 2017

Maria Teresa (Almeida) Dearaujo, age 86, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home. She was the wife of Luis Dearaujo with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.Born in Mangualde, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Emilia (Couto) Almeida.Mrs. Dearaujo loved her children and grandchildren more than anything. She was an independent and spiritual woman who...
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Irene Meunier

December 19, 1931 - September 25, 2017

MEUNIER: of New Bedford, Monday September 25, 2017, Irene, 85.
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Leo H. Rheaume

July 3, 1943 - September 20, 2017

Leo H. Rheaume, age 74 of Fleetwood, PA, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in Reading Hospital Medical Center, West Reading, PA.Born in New Bedford on July 3, 1943, he was the son of Raymond F. Rheaume and Antoinette H. Deschamps.After high school, Leo joined the Navy and served during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Navy, he became a journey lineman with IBEW Local 42 in Hartford, Ct.Leo...
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Bernice M. Quirk

May 22, 1935 - September 20, 2017

Bernice M. (Garcia) Quirk, age 82, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven. She was the wife of the late George R. Quirk.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel and Mary Elizabeth (Moniz) Garcia, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and a graduate of Fairhaven High School. Bernice was a volunteer at the Hawthorne Cancer Center for 13 years, and...
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William Donald Brandle

April 2, 1933 - September 20, 2017

William D. "Willy" Brandle, 84, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of Margaret "Marge" (Lewis) Brandle.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Albert Brandle and Agnes Burke he was a lifelong area resident. Willy served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later owned and operated Willy's...
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Sandra Lee Coe

January 16, 1958 - September 18, 2017

Sandra L. (Peets) Coe, age 59, of South Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert Coe.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Genereux) Peets, she lived most of her life in New Bedford before moving to Dartmouth one year ago.Sandra was happiest when spending time with her loving family....
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Deolinda J. Alves

September 21, 1926 - September 17, 2017

Deolinda J. Alves, age 90, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of William Alves with whom she shared 69 years of marriage.A lifelong New Bedford resident She was the daughter of the late Luiz and Deolinda (Aguiar) Jesus. She worked as a supervisor at the National Silver Company until her retirement...
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Donald R. Gaudette

December 16, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Donald R. Gaudette, 90, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at The Oaks after a period of declining health. He was the devoted husband of Theresa A. (Castonguay) Gaudette, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage.Mr. Gaudette devoted his life to public service and his beloved Catholic Church.He was elected in 1960 to the first of three terms as Ward 1 City Councilor, serving as Council...
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Arthur A. Plante, Jr.

March 25, 1938 - September 12, 2017

Arthur A. Plante, Jr., 79, of Acushnet passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with brain cancer. He was the beloved husband of Simone (Rock) Plante.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Arthur A. and Aurore (Page) Plante he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Plante served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He later worked as an ironworker...
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Zachary R. Lemieux

May 29, 1997 - September 9, 2017

Zachary R. Lemieux, age 20, of E. Freetown, passed away in his parent's loving arms. Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Boston Children's Hospital after complications from a lifelong illness. He was born in Providence, RI, the son of Roger A. and Jennifer L. (Galipeau) Lemieux of E. Freetown.Zachary was a 2015 graduate of Nazarene Christian Academy in New Bedford, where he was the class...
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Robert E. Kelce

January 18, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Robert Eugene Kelce "Mr. K", age 82, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late George and Alberta (Sumpter) Kelce. Mr. K served in the Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed food, cigarettes, coffee, playing cards, dancing the polka and gambling. He loved his dogs Herbie and Nola.Survivors...
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Robert Eugene Kelce

January 18, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Robert Eugene Kelce "Mr. K", age 82, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late George and Alberta (Sumpter) Kelce. Mr. K served in the Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed food, cigarettes, coffee, playing cards, dancing the polka and gambling. He loved his dogs Herbie and Nola. He owned...
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Thling Chung Soo Hoo

October 4, 1918 - September 3, 2017

Thling Chung (Yee) Soo Hoo, age 98, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Jin Wing Soo Hoo. Born in Canton, China, Thling came to America, and along with her husband, opened Tom Lee Dry Cleaners in New Bedford, where she worked for fifty years before retiring. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family....
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Giovanni Geno Carlesi

June 20, 1925 - August 31, 2017

Giovanni "Geno" Carlesi, 1925-2017, passed away from a period of declining health Thursday, August 31st at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL which was his home since 2011.Previously from Uxbridge, he was married to his wife Alzira "Elsie" (Borges) Carlesi for 42 years before her death in 2008. He was also predeceased by his brothers Anthony and Louis and a sister Shirley.He worked 37 years for the...
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Giovanni Carlesi

June 20, 1925 - August 31, 2017

Giovanni "Geno" Carlesi, 1925-2017, passed away from a period of declining health Thursday, August 31st at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL which was his home since 2011.Previously from Uxbridge, he was married to his wife Alzira "Elsie" (Borges) Carlesi for 42 years before her death in 2008. He was also predeceased by his brothers Anthony and Louis and a sister Shirley.He worked 37 years for the...
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Jane E. Masse

January 19, 1938 - August 30, 2017

Father we entrust our sisterto your mercy.You loved her greatly in thislife: now that she is freed fromall its cares, give her happinessand peace forever.Welcome her now into paradisewhere there will be no moresorrow, no more weeping or pain,but only peace and joy with Jesusyour Son, and the Holy Spiritfor ever and ever.
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Ann Hadley Hull

August 4, 1937 - August 30, 2017

Ann Hadley Hull, age 80, passed away Wednesday August 30, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Stuart Hull.Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Mellor) Booth. Mrs. Hull worked as a nurse for the Christian Science Benevolent Association of Boston. Survivors include her four children: Mark Hull and his wife Susan of Florida, Lynn Hull and her...
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Ernest John Perry

October 28, 1936 - August 29, 2017

Ernest John Perry, age 80, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the son of the late John P. Perry and the late Lucy (Lima) Perry.Born in New Bedford he was a graduate of New Bedford High School and worked as a cutter at Deerfield Manufacturing. Ernest served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Survivors include his cousin and caretaker: Jeremias...
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Sandra L. Tollison

February 19, 1949 - August 27, 2017

Sandra Lee (Kidston) Tollison, age 68, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Terry Tollison with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.She was born in Danvers, MA, a daughter of the late Theodore and Gertrude (Durrigan) Kidston.She loved the comforts of her home and loved spending time with her children,...
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Maria D. Camara

April 11, 1936 - August 23, 2017

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes The best.
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