Our Obituaries

Erik S. Watson

April 22, 1975 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Dorothy Schell

August 31, 1943 - July 18, 2017

Dorothy (Rose) Schell, 73, of E. Freetown passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She showed incredible strength and courage throughout her battle with cancer. Dot was the former wife of the late Donald R. Schell.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Marie (Cabral) Rose she lived most of her life in the New Bedford area and spent several...
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Abel G. Place

March 25, 1950 - July 16, 2017

Abel G. Place "A.J", age 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Amy Place with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Acushnet he was the son of the late George E. and Mary (Santos) Place. Abel was a graduate of New Bedford High School and served in the Unites States Army during the Vietnam War. A J. worked as a glazier at City Wide Auto Glass. He was...
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Alcino Neves Martins

January 1, 1939 - July 11, 2017

Alcino N. Martins, 78, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Brigham & Women's Hospital with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Carminda (Moura) Martins. Born in Mamarrosa, Aveiro, Portugal, the son of the late Francisco and Rosa (Oliveira) Martins he worked as a plumber and handy man until becoming disabled. Alcino enjoyed going for espresso with friends...
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Fernando Pedro Tavares

August 16, 1938 - July 11, 2017

Fernando Pedro Tavares, 78, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in The Oaks after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Eduarda (Pacheco) Tavares.Born in Lagoa Azores, a son of the late Manuel and Maria dos Anjos (Oliveira) Tavares, he left Portugal in 1965 and stayed in Canada until 1970 before coming to the area. Fernando worked as a...
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Donat I. Cormier

September 5, 1929 - July 4, 2017

CORMIER: of New Bedford, July 4, 2017, Donat I. Jr. 87. , Husband of the late Frances Ann (Murach) Cormier. Funeral Mass to be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 9AM at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 121 Mt. Pleasant Street, New Bedford followed by burial in St Mary Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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Theresa Marie Fortin

March 27, 1927 - July 4, 2017

M. Therese (Belliveau) Fortin, 90, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Fairhaven, MA after a short illness. Born in Acushnet, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Albertine (Jaillett) Belliveau. Ms. Fortin retired in 1989 after 32 years as a stitcher with the Ronnie Manufacturing Co. in New Bedford. She loved being with family and enjoyed reminiscing about her early years...
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Rene Gerard Benoit

December 5, 1943 - July 4, 2017

Rene Benoit, age 73, of Acushnet, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Susan (Carter) Benoit who lovingly cared for him at home until his passing. Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Roland and Rolande (Guillotte) Benoit, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish.A graduate of Holy Family High School, Rene later...
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Carol Sarasin Gerbino

December 30, 1953 - July 4, 2017

Carol Sarasin Gerbino, formerly of Worcester, died July 4, 2017 in New Bedford after a long illness. She was the daughter of George F. Sarasin and Ann (Rafferty) Sarasin. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard Gerbino; two daughters, Maria and Jennifer Gerbino; two grandsons, Lincoln and Cid DaSilva, all of New Bedford; sisters, Kathleen Hall of Worcester and Gail Rice of McLean, VA...
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Norbert E. St. Pierre

November 14, 1929 - July 4, 2017

Norbert E. St. Pierre, age 87, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Clotilde (Pereira) St. Pierre.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Elie and Flora (Dion) St. Pierre, he was a lifelong resident of the city.Mr. St. Pierre was a United States Army Veteran having attained the rank of Corporal.He...
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Albert Robert Muir

January 14, 1947 - July 4, 2017

ACUSHNET. Albert Robert Muir, age 70, of Acushnet MA passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at St Luke's Hospital. A lifelong Acushnet resident, Albert was the son of the late Albert Edgar and Christine (Martin) Muir. Mr. Muir served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a cook. More recently, he was a packer for Jonathan's Sprouts until his retirement.He is survived by his brother...
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Nicholas C. Bateman

October 13, 1989 - July 1, 2017

Nicholas C. Bateman, age 27 of Rochester, MA, lost his well-fought struggle with addiction on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Nick was the son of proud parent's Craig and Janice (Mello) Bateman of Rochester, a 2007 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.He was employed with the International Laborers Union Local 22 of Malden, MA, and...
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Louis C. Gomes

June 29, 1931 - June 29, 2017

Louis (Nicholas) C. Gomes, 86 of Acushnet and Dennisport, MA died after a brief illness on June 29, 2017. Born in New York City, son of the late Louis C. Gomes Sr. and Lucy Da Silva Gomes. Mr. Gomes spent his childhood and completed his early education in the Bronx, New York.Mr. Gomes graduated from Sacred Hearts College earning a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He later completed 4 years of...
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Lorraine L. Daniel

April 4, 1928 - June 28, 2017

Lorraine L. (Lecuyer) Daniel, age 89, of Acushnet, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Albert R. Daniel to whom she had been married for 69 years.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late George and Yvonne (Corriveau) Lecuyer, she resided most of her life in Acushnet. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School. Mrs. Daniel was a teachers aid at...
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Vincent Rodrigues

March 22, 1928 - June 28, 2017

Vincent Rodrigues, 89, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Gomes) Rodrigues.Born in Fall River, a son of the late William and Maria (Isidor) Rodrigues he lived most of his life in New Bedford and he was a communicant of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception Church.In addition to his wife,...
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Ernest R. Brun

April 15, 1978 - June 26, 2017

Ernest R. Brun, 39, of New Bedford passed away on June 26, 2017. He is survived by his parents Normand R. Brun and Darlene Pollitt (Darby); his three children; three sisters, Charlene, Christene, and Norma; several nieces and nephews; and two great nieces. His visitation will be Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 2-4 pm in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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Gladys Anna Couto

February 8, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Gladys Couto, 87, of New Bedford went home to be with the Lord, June 25, 2017. Daughter of late Jozef & Anna (Kubiak) Zielinski, New Bedford Vocational High School Valedictorian, Gladys was born and raised in New Bedford. Gladys is survived by daughters: Joanna Couto (New Bedford), Diana (Couto) Kelly and husband Joseph Kelly; beloved Grandchildren: 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Kelly, Jr. and wife...
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Alice L. Collins

June 11, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Alice L. Collins, age 86, formerly of New Bedford passed away at Sippican Health Center in Marion. She was the wife of the late Charles Henry Collins with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. They were high school sweethearts and knew each other from the age of 10.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Charles Thomas Jones and Frances Leclair (Adams) Vickers, she resided in Fairhaven most...
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Blanche T. Guillotte

July 6, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Blanche T. (Jette) Guillotte, age 87, of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Oaks. She was the wife of the late Normand Leo Guillotte. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Tremblay) Jette, she lived most of her life in New Bedford and was a communicant of St. Joseph-St. Therese Church.Mrs. Guillotte worked as a nurse's aide for 22 years until retiring,...
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Roger M. Deshaies

November 21, 1920 - June 17, 2017

Roger M. Deshaies, age 96, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Therese C. (Caron) Deshaies who had preceded his death just 6 days prior to his passing. Mr. and Mrs. Deshaies had been married for 67 loving years. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Julien and Ernestine (Masse) Deshaies, he...
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Paul E. Mailloux

July 28, 1935 - June 16, 2017

Paul E. Mailloux, age 81, of Acushnet passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 after a long illness. He was the son of the late M. Dieudonne Mailloux and Aurore (Pinsonneault) Lemay. Paul was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident of Acushnet. He received an honorable discharge from the National Guard after serving for three years. He worked for National Cash Register Company as a Field...
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Anna Hebert

June 19, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Anna B. Hebert, age 78, of Fairhaven passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Albert R. Hebert with whom she was married to for 60 years.Born in New Bedford she was the daughter of the late Joseph Norman Dupuis and Congetina "Connie" (Spadaro) Dupuis. Anna was a 1956 graduate of New...
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Maria T. Albuquerque

July 16, 1927 - June 12, 2017

Maria T. (Fontes) Albuquerque, 89, of Dartmouth passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 after a brief illness in Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio M. Albuquerque.Born in St. Michael Azores, a daughter of the late Tiberio and Maria Afra (Nunes) Fontes she spent her early years in Azores before coming to America. She attended St. Mary's Church in Dartmouth.Maria...
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Antonio A. Borges

January 12, 1946 - June 12, 2017

Antonio A. Borges, age 71, passed away at his residence on June 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Antonio was born in Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Azores, to the late Clemente Borges and the late Maria Ascensao (Amaral) Borges. Antonio immigrated to the Unites States in 1970 and made his home in New Bedford, MA with his wife Gabriela (Medeiros) Borges of 45 years. Antonio last worked for...
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Marlene Boucher

August 5, 1938 - June 12, 2017

With broken hearts, we announce the loss of our beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Marlene N. (St. Amand) Boucher, age 78 of Acushnet, who passed peacefully on Monday June 12, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Donald A. Boucher to whom she had been married to for 61 years.Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Clement Jr and Stasia (Jarecki) St. Amand,...
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Amancio B. Cabral

August 26, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Amancio B. Cabral, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Ana M. (Tavares) Cabral.Born in Azores, Portugal, he immigrated to the United States in 1968 and has been a resident of New Bedford. He was employed as a Laborer for Local 385 in Fairhaven before his retirement in 2001.He is survived by his son Michael...
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Lucille M. Paradis

July 31, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Lucille M. (Persin) Paradis, age 92, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Henri "Larry" Paradis. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late George and Jeanne A. (Reidmann) Persin, she was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of New Bedford High School, she was the owner of Ray's Supermarket with her sister, and also worked as a...
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Therese C. Deshaies

August 21, 1930 - June 11, 2017

Therese C. (Caron) Deshaies, age 86, of New Bedford, passed away at home on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Roger M. Deshaies to whom she had been married for 67 years.Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Joseph and Diana (Leger) Caron, she spent her youth in Fall River before moving to New Bedford 67 years ago. She was employed at Sacred...
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Mary Ann Lambalot

July 6, 1930 - June 9, 2017

Mary Ann (Staron) Lambalot, 86 of New Bedford died on June 9, 2017 at home surrounded by family after a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer.Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 61 years, Emile G. Lambalot; her six children, Ann Marie (Michael Briand), John, Jim (Lori) of Saratoga Springs NY, Mary Jane (Dennis DeGrazia) of Westport, Joseph (Monica), and Jay (Jessica); and known as Babci to...
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Claire Desrosiers

June 25, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Michael J. Niemczyk

June 8, 1931 - June 7, 2017

Michael J. "Mike" Niemczyk, age 85, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Calvert) Niemczyk with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Hudson, MA, the son of the late Mitchell and Loretta (Boisvert) Karr, he was a lifelong resident of New Bedford.Mr. Niemczyk was a United States Marine Corp Veteran having served...
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Richard G. Driscoll

July 6, 1939 - June 5, 2017

Richard "Dick" Gerald Driscoll, 77, of Acushnet, MA, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Oliveira) Driscoll.Born and raised in Springfield, MA, son of Gerald and Claire (Hannon) Driscoll, he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he first met his wife-to-be...
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Gabriela Cabral

February 22, 1923 - June 4, 2017

Gabriela Cabral, age 94, passed away at Hathaway Manor on June 4, 2017, after a long illness. She was the daughter to Joao Mendes Coelho and Teresa Cabral Mendes of Sao Paio, Portugal. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose Gaspar Cabral of Freetown.She was the matriarch of a small, but closely knit family: her daughter Graciete Medeiros and her husband Edward of Freetown and grandsons...
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Paul Loranger

December 18, 1940 - June 3, 2017

Paul Loranger was born in New Bedford on December 18, 1940 to Constance (Letendre) Loranger and Theodore Loranger. He lived on Phillips Avenue and enjoyed his early years in this neighborhood. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua parish. Paul was a graduate of Coyle High School and loved his early educational experiences. He worked on many construction projects in New Bedford and was proud to...
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Raymond J. Vincent

June 18, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Raymond J. Vincent, age 85, passed away June 3, 2017 at Mayflower Nursing Center. He was the husband of Helen M. (Robinson) Vincent and the son of the late Charles and Lillian (Langlois) Vincent.Born in New Bedford, he graduated from New Bedford High School in 1949 and Bryant University in 1951 with a BS in Accounting. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict receiving...
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Nathan S. Rayner

February 21, 1977 - June 2, 2017

Nathan S. Rayner, age 40, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Lynn R. (Thomas) Rayner with whom he shared 20 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, he was a son of Thomas and Katherine (Sabatowski) Rayner of Fairhaven. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1995.Nathan had worked as a chef in local restaurants...
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Patrice Marie Viera

December 30, 1954 - June 2, 2017

Patrice M. Viera, "The Favorite", age 62, of Fall River, passed away peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was known for her generous heart.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Edward T. and Marie P. (Caruso) Viera, she was a lifelong area resident. Patti graduated from Fairhaven High School, class of 1973, and worked in the Golf Ball Division for the...
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Gwendolyn F. Rebello

September 14, 1941 - June 2, 2017

Gwendolyn F. (Costa) Rebello, age 75, of East Freetown, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Hathaway Manor following a brief illness. She was the longtime companion of Maurice Cloutier of New Bedford.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Henry and Captiollina (Almeida) Costa, she had been a longtime resident of Acushnet before moving to East Freetown in 2008.Mrs. Rebello was employed for...
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Rosa Neto Lopes

August 25, 1926 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Mary Hope Duffie

September 9, 1929 - May 31, 2017

PRIVATE Arrangements are under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Raymond W. St. Onge

December 8, 1950 - May 30, 2017

Raymond W. St. Onge, age 66, of Acushnet, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital.Born in Acushnet, a son of Raymond Eric and the late Pearl (Lemery) St. Onge, he was a lifelong area resident. A graduate of New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 1970, he worked as a steam engineer for 30 years at the Acushnet Company and for 10 years at the Garment...
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Cecilia D. Lapalme

November 8, 1922 - May 28, 2017

Cecilia D. (Cormier) Lapalme, 94, formerly of Acushnet passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Alden Court after a sudden illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond Lapalme.Born in New Brunswick, Canada a daughter of the late Vital and Exilda (LeBlanc) Cormier she lived most of her life in Acushnet and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish.Mrs. Lapalme worked as a real estate broker. ...
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Alice Desrosiers

July 10, 1924 - May 26, 2017

Alice (Cordeiro) Desrosiers, age 92, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Alden Court in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late George Desrosiers.Born in Somerset, a daughter of the late John and Antonia (Viveira) Cordeiro, she had been a resident of New Bedford and Fall River before moving to Fairhaven 4 years ago.Mrs. Desrosiers had worked as a stitcher in the local textile industry.She...
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Stacey Lee Moniz

April 22, 1986 - May 18, 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." 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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Bruce W. Messier

November 20, 1960 - May 12, 2017

Bruce W. Messier, age 56, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of Michelle L. (Fredette) Messier with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Ronald and Joan (Airozo) Messier, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational...
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Irene Banas

November 18, 1921 - May 12, 2017

Irene (Zysk) Banas, age 95, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Banas to whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Jankowski) Zysk, she lived in Acushnet for over 40 years before residing in New Bedford. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church...
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Geraldine Ann Frates

February 8, 1944 - May 11, 2017

Geraldine Frates, 73, of Fairhaven passed away Thursday May, 11 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after fighting a brave and courageous battle with cancer.Gerri was born in New Bedford to the late Lena Almy and the late William Mello. Gerri was a communicant of St. Mary's Church Fairhaven. Gerri graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1961, and was very active in the reunion committee. ...
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Marjorie A. McCarthy

February 27, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Marjorie A. McCarthy, age 75, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late William and Gladys (Higgins) McCarthy, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.She had worked at Chumacks Auto as an office manager for over 30 years retiring in 2014. She also worked at the Dartmouth...
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Arthur Packard Sylvia

July 9, 1928 - May 8, 2017

Arthur Sylvia, age 88, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of 64 years of Shirley Falconer.Born in Dartmouth, the son of Antone Sylvia and Doris Davis, Arthur lived most of his life in the New Bedford and Fall River area. Arthur was a machinist at Morse Cutting Tool for 28 years and many years on Berkley Farm. He also served in the United States Navy...
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Arthur R. Morris

November 1, 1922 - May 7, 2017

Arthur R. Morris, 94, of Acushnet, passed away peacefully at home on May 7. Husband of the late Amy (Coldwell) Morris, brother of the late Edward and Raymond, companion of the late Nancy Hatch. Parents Edward and Maria Morris, Arthur was a lifelong resident of Acushnet. He was proud to serve his country during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star....
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Maria A. Amaral

March 20, 1923 - May 7, 2017

Maria Amelia Amaral, age 94, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Care One in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Artur Amaral.Born in Sao Miguel, Acores, the daughter of the late Jose Furtado Matias and Mariana (Pacheco) Medeiros. Mrs. Amaral was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and was employed as a Stitcher with Calvin Clothing in New Bedford for several years...
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John Phillip Mello

September 26, 1990 - May 2, 2017

John Phillip Mello, age 26, of Freetown, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from a sudden fatal medical episode. Born and raised in Freetown, he graduated from Apponequet High School in 2009. John was the oldest son of John F. Mello of Freetown and Janice M. (Senuick) Mello of Dartmouth. John was the Vice President of JM Equipment Company of Freetown. He was extremely passionate about family,...
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John Parker MacEachern

January 4, 1935 - May 1, 2017

John P. "Jack" MacEachern, age 82, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Joan (MacDonald) Jenner.Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a son of the late Aulie and May (MacKenzie) MacEachern, Jack grew up in Sydney and lived most of his adult life in Massachusetts, including Brighton, Brockton, Middleboro, and...
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Beverly Ann Renauld

January 6, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Beverly A. (Viens) Renauld, age 73, of Fairhaven formerly of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Raymond Renauld.She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Louis Viens Jr. and the late Laura (Bergeron) Viens. She was employed for many years as an Inspector and Assembly Worker for Isotronix in New Bedford.Mrs. Renauld is survived by her brother...
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Nuno Luis

January 7, 1979 - April 30, 2017

Nuno Luis, age 38, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Lourinha, Portugal, the son of Lino Luis and Dolores (Martins) dos Santos, he came to the United States at the age of 15 and settled in New Bedford. He attended New Bedford Vocational High School.Nuno had a love for fishing and enjoyed his career as a commercial scallop fisherman...
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Joel P. Catulo

October 16, 1977 - April 28, 2017

Joel P. Catulo, age 39, of Gloucester, passed away on April 28, 2017 unexpectedly after a brief period of health issues. Born and raised in New Bedford, he graduated from New Bedford High School in 1995. He later went on to obtain his Master Barbers License, leading him proudly to the success of his own barber shop "Catulo's" in Gloucester. With the help of his cousin Peter Lovasco, the shop has...
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Grace D. Smith

December 6, 1924 - April 28, 2017

Grace D. (Campochiaro) Smith, 92, of New Bedford passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in her residence after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Ernest H. Smith.Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Guisippi and Brigida (Lauria) Campchiaro she grew up in Boston and lived most of her life in New Bedford.She worked as a telephone operator for many years.She is survived by three children,...
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Lorraine M. Lantz

August 27, 1944 - April 24, 2017

Lorraine M. (Chenette) Lantz, 72, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 in Brandon Woods after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Philip A. Lantz with whom she shared 31 years of marriage.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of Roland and Leona (Lapointe) Chenette of New Bedford she was a lifelong area resident.Lorraine worked as a stitcher. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and...
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Teofilo DaSilva

January 7, 1929 - April 24, 2017

Teofilo DaSilva, age 88, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Maria Gomes Duarte DaSilva to whom he shared over 55 years of marriage. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Joana Carolina DaSilva he lived most of his life in Cape Verde before moving to New Bedford. Teofilo was always the life of the party and everyone who knew him...
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Joseph T. ONeill

July 2, 1943 - April 21, 2017

Joseph Thomas ONeill, age 73, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Joan Frances (Linehan) ONeill. Born in Youngstown, Ohio he was the son of the late Charles F. and Wilma J. (Cearfoss) ONeill. Joseph was a graduate of St. Mary College High School in KY, St. Mary College in MN where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree, and the University of...
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Mary Priscilla Mendes

October 2, 1924 - April 21, 2017

Mary Priscilla Mendes, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Home. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Eduardo Jose and Elvira (Ribeiro) Mendes, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mary attended Campbell's Secretarial School, Kenyon's Business School, and IBM Plus School of Business. She worked as Assistant Supervisor and IBM Key Punch Operator at the Newport U.S....
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Maurice D. Jodoin

May 7, 1925 - April 14, 2017

Maurice D. Jodoin, of New Bedford, born May 7, 1925, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Aldea (Benbenek) Jodoin.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Philias and Bernadette (Desmarais) Jodoin, he had resided in New Bedford since 1955. Mr. Jodoin served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Blower during World War II.He had worked as a loom...
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Manuel Borges,

March 18, 1936 - April 14, 2017

Manuel Borges, Jr., age 81, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Alene R. (Hillman) Borges to whom he shared 63 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Diana (Daluz) Borges, he was a lifetime resident of the city.Manuel served in the US Air Force for 20 years. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation...
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Nancy A. Brightman

February 28, 1947 - April 13, 2017

Nancy A. (Shaheen) Brightman, age 70 of Acushnet, passed away in St. Luke's Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was the wife of the late William C. Brightman, III. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Nancy A. (Blanda) Shaheen, she was a lifelong area resident. She attended New Bedford Vocational High School, Bristol Community College, later becoming a licensed...
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Maria L. Frias

February 8, 1926 - April 13, 2017

With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of our mother, Maria L. (Pimentel) Frias. She passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. Born in Achadinha, São Miguel, Azores, the daughter of the late João and Maria Eulalia Pimentel, she was the wife of the late Jose de Medeiros Frias whom she was married for 41 years.She is survived by two sons, João Frias...
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Yvonne V. Barrett

June 1, 1927 - April 13, 2017

Yvonne V. (Mercier) Barrett, 89, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 after a long illness in her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Samuel C. Barrett, Jr.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Onisene and Delia (Duchaineau) Mercier she was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Barrett was an active member of the Acushnet Senior Center. She was also active at...
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Joseph G. L. Maillet

March 30, 1925 - April 11, 2017

Joseph Gerald Lionel Maillet, 92, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after a brief illness in Royal of Fairhaven. He was the loving husband of the late Juliette (Seney) Maillet.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Maxime and Bella (Allain) Maillet he was a lifelong resident of the city and a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church.Mr. Maillet served in the United States Army...
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Charles H. Collins

April 20, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Charles H. Collins, age 85, of Fairhaven, formerly of New Bedford, passed away, Monday, April 10, 2017 in the Sippican Health Center in Marion. He was the husband of Alice L. (Jones) Collins to whom he had been married for 67 years.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John S. and Marjorie (Knowles) Collins, he spent most of his life residing in Fairhaven, where he was a 1949 graduate of...
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Candess A. Snow

March 1, 1950 - April 9, 2017

PERRYSBERG, OH - Candess "Candy" A. Snow, 67, of Fremont, OH passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, OH.Born in Wareham, MA on March 1, 1950, Candy was a daughter of Richard and Jacqueline (Besse) Snow. Candy graduated from New Bedford High School in 1968. She obtained her bachelors' degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts and retired as a...
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Dora J. Przymierski

February 5, 1927 - April 9, 2017

Dora J. (Davignon) Przymierski, of New Bedford, passed away at the Royal Taber at the age of 90 on April 9th after a long period of failing health. She was born February 5, 1927 to the late John W. and Aldea (Rock) Davignon. She was a woman of great strength and courage. She touched the lives of many with her generous heart. She had a great passion for gardening, was a ballroom dancer and...
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Vivian Levasseur

November 15, 1922 - April 9, 2017

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George R. Dupuis

July 24, 1930 - April 9, 2017

George R. Dupuis, Jr., "Pépère", age 86, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Yvonne L. (Croteau) Dupuis.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late George R. and Bertha (Lemieux) Dupuis, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. George worked as a...
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Wanda I. Santos

August 24, 1968 - April 8, 2017

Wanda I. Santos, age 48 of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Jose A. and Luz M. (Martinez) Santos, she attended school in Puerto Rico, she was an extremely hard worker. Wanda loved her family, cherishing every moment with them. She loved music, was extremely...
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Willard Haydt

May 12, 1929 - April 8, 2017

Willard (Bill) A. Haydt, age 87 of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Mello) Haydt.Born in Allentown, PA, a son of the late Harold and Helen (Schlagel) Haydt, he attended school in the Allentown area, later joining the United States Navy receiving the Good Conduct Medal. Bill worked in shipping at Brittany Dye. He...
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Eileen B. Racine

September 28, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Eileen B. RacineEileen (Jackson) Racine of Acushnet, Massachusetts, passed away after a sudden illness on April 6, 2017, at the age of 85. She was born on September 28, 1931, in New Bedford, MA to Albert A. Jackson and Dorothy (Leland) Sterling. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Rene Racine, her children, Suzanne Rose (Carl), Louise Racine Bastarache, Andrew Racine (Lynda), Karen...
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Jeanne V. Olivier

November 14, 1918 - April 6, 2017

Jeanne V. (Lapointe) Olivier, age 98, of Acushnet, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Olivier.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Francois and Alida (Dupont) Lapointe, she had resided in Acushnet since 1956.Mrs. Olivier enjoyed the comforts of her home and loved the company of her family and friends.Her family includes her children,...
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Michael A. Babola

October 1, 1982 - April 5, 2017

Michael A. Babola, age 34, of Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his residence. Born in New Bedford, he attended Dartmouth High School and worked as a line cook. He is survived by his uncle Glenn Babola and his wife Wendy of Worcester and several cousins. His Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10AM at the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford...
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Harris A. Fonseca

June 9, 1922 - April 5, 2017

Harris A. Fonseca, age 94, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in RI Hospital. He was the husband of Claire H. (LaVallee) Fonseca, to whom he shared 35 years of marriage.Born in Bristol, RI, a son of the late Antonio and Laurentina (Couto) Fonseca, he was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Bristol High School and later joined the United States Navy, serving during World...
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Philip J. de Sousa

August 30, 1993 - April 5, 2017

Philip J. de Sousa, 23, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in his home. He had a long fight with MELAS Syndrome for many years. Born in New Bedford, a beloved son of Luis and Mary Beth (McCaleb) de Sousa he was a lifelong area resident.Philip loved the ocean and was fascinated with sharks. His childhood wish was to study sharks when he became an adult. Philip...
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Carolyn Elizabeth Belliveau

December 18, 1939 - April 2, 2017

Carolyn E. (Martins) Belliveau, age 77, passed away Sunday, April 02, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul D. Belliveau with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary T. (Desmarais) Sitarz. She resided in Acushnet for the past 42 years.Carolyn worked as an inspector at the Acushnet Company- Golf...
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Frances E. Cunha

May 30, 1938 - March 30, 2017

Frances E. (Haskell) Cunha, 78, of Acushnet passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred Cunha, Jr.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Rescome and Myrtle Haskell she lived most of her life in Acushnet. She worked as a packer and trimmer for F.C. Seafood. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going...
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Ashley Alexia Ramos

December 14, 1990 - March 28, 2017

Ashley A. Ramos, age 26, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Pedro and Shai Ramos and Denise Duarte, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Ashley graduated from the Global Learning Charter Public School in 2008.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son: Nyzaiah Ramos-Pina; five siblings, Rhyan and Jacob...
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Rene Joseph Allain

March 8, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Rene J. Allain, Jr., 57, of Acushnet passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Medeiros) Allain. They would have celebrated 29 years of marriage in April.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Rene J. and Clara (Pereira) Allain he lived in Acushnet all his life. Rene served in the United States Army. He later went on to work as a machinist...
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Sharon Lee Teixeira

June 27, 1952 - March 27, 2017

Sharon Lee Teixeira passed away March 27, 2017 at her home in Fairhaven, MA with her family by her side. Sharon was born June 27, 1952 in New Rochelle, NY.She married John JR Teixeira of Acushnet, MA on January 27, 1970. They were happily married for 47 years and they created three children, Tracy Teixeira and her husband Steven Gemaly, John Teixeira, and Keith Teixeira and his wife Cheryl...
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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

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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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Leo James Davignon

July 19, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Leo J. Davignon of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and formerly of Acushnet, MA passed away on March 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife Joan with whom he was married to for 64 years and his daughter Anne Wypych and husband Charlie. Also, a granddaughter Kerri Wypych. He was the son of the late Silva and Angeline Davignon.He is survived by his brothers Rene and his wife Claire,...
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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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