Our Obituaries

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 L. 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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Jason A. Wicherski

November 26, 1978 - August 23, 2017

Jason Wicherski, age 38, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in his home. Born in New Bedford, the son of Thomas Wicherski and Debra Nowell, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of Dartmouth High School, Jason later went on to work as a construction worker.In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by his wife, Carrie Wicherski of Dartmouth; his...
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Edward W. Reynolds,

August 18, 1980 - August 22, 2017

Edward William Reynolds, IV, age 37, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence.Born in New Bedford, he lived most of his life in East Freetown. He was the son of Edward William Reynolds, Jr. and Anne (Moniz) Reynolds. Eddie was a graduate of Old Colony High School and worked as a fisherman on the fishing vessels Patriots and Raiders. He loved spending time with family and playing...
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Nylsa Angulo

August 12, 1965 - August 20, 2017

Ms. Nylsa E. Angulo DeJesus was born in Puerto Rico to Pedro Angulo and Josefina DeJesus and was a longtime resident of New Bedford. She passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the age of 52. She was a constant caretaker for her entire family and she loved her Chihuahuas dearly. She loved attending her grandson's sporting events and spending time camping with family and friends. She was a music...
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Gilbert L. Arcouette

May 23, 1934 - August 20, 2017

Gilbert L. Arcouette, 83, of Berkley passed Sunday, August 20, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence (Hubert) Arcouette. They would have celebrated 62 years of marriage in December. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Rodolphe and Rose (Leclair) Arcouette he grew up there. He lived most of his life in Lakeville where they attended Sts. Martha &...
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Yvette R. Mainville

January 13, 1930 - August 18, 2017

Yvette R. Mainville, age 87, of Dartmouth passed away Friday, August 18, 2017. She was the wife of the late Gilbert George Mainville.Yvette was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Poulin) Judd. She worked as a finisher at Mass Shirt and States Nightwear. She loved to take walks, listen to music, watch old movies and was an avid doll collector.Survivors include: one brother Henry Judd and...
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Yvette R. Mainville

January 13, 1930 - August 18, 2017

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Robert Roger Levesque

January 10, 1943 - August 18, 2017

Robert R. "Bob" Levesque, age 74, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hathaway Manor. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Theodore J. and Rosilda B. (Dumont) Levesque, he had been a longtime resident of New Bedford.A graduate of St. Anthony High School, he worked as a Payroll Clerk at Chamberlin Manufacturing for many years and most recently at Greater New Bedford Regional...
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Andrew J. Franklin

April 22, 1990 - August 15, 2017

Andrew Jonathan Corey Franklin, age 27, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was the son of Patricia and Scott Franklin.Born in New Bedford, he graduated from New Bedford High School Class of 2008. Andrew worked for Franklin Analytical Services as a licensed asbestos remover. He was known for being a free spirit and loved spending time with family and friends.In addition to his...
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Joseph M. Pacheco

April 21, 1957 - August 15, 2017

Joseph M. Pacheco, age 60, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Tammie (Calheta) Pacheco.Born in Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the late Marcelino and Emelia (Soares-Elias) Pacheco.Mr. Pacheco worked in construction as a truck driver. He was a member of the Madeira Club and Central Luzo. He was...
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John Moreau

October 3, 1928 - August 14, 2017

Dr. John Vincent Moreau, age 88, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at The Oaks surrounded by his loving family.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Romeo R. and Blanche (Thuot) Moreau. He was a resident of Burlington, MA before moving back to the New Bedford area. Dr. Moreau was the owner of Dr. John V. Moreau, DMD dental practice in Lexington, MA. He was a graduate of Holy Family...
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Dolores D. Blaise

November 29, 1935 - August 11, 2017

Dolores D. (Ayres) Blaise, age 81, of New Bedford, died Friday, August 11, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien Blaise.Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Francisco and Laura (Medeiros) Ayres, she spent most of her life in New Bedford and was a graduate of New Bedford High School.Mrs. Blaise was employed as a Secretary in...
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Jose M. Da Costa

June 3, 1922 - August 8, 2017

Jose M. Da Costa, age 95, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Merces (Correia) Da Costa with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.Born in Salga, Sao Miguel, Azores, he came to the United States in 1975 and settled in New Bedford. While living in Portugal, Mr. Da Costa was proud to serve the people of his hometown as the owner and...
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Alice Seifert

March 5, 1922 - August 8, 2017

Alice Seifert, 95, of Marion passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness.Alice was the daughter of the late John J. and Martha (Geier) Seifert. She was a lifelong area resident and she worked as a bookkeeper.She is survived by a brother, Arthur Seifert and his wife Rose of Marion; and a nephew, Kurt Seifert of Marion. Her services are private and...
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Jose F. Carreiro

December 21, 1921 - August 7, 2017

Jose F. Carreiro, 95, of New Bedford passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in Care One after a long illness.Born in Furnas St. Michael Azores, a son of the late Jacinto and Maria (Furtado) Carreiro he grew up there and immigrated to Brazil and came to the United States in 1971. Jose was a member of the St. Michael Club. He enjoyed fishing and breeding canaries.He is survived by four children,...
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Therese B. Fryzel

June 25, 1922 - August 4, 2017

Therese (Audette) Fryzel, 95, formerly of Acushnet passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 4, 2017 in Cape Cod Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Fryzel, Jr. Therese was a daughter of the late Edeas and Oliva (Tetreault) Audette she lived most of her life in Acushnet. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Parish.Mrs. Fryzel was devoted to her family. She loved to care...
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Gayle E. Cambra

July 22, 1938 - August 4, 2017

Gayle Elizabeth (Eastham) Cambra, age 79, of E. Freetown, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Edward Cambra with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Morse) Eastham, she lived in the Sassaquin area for many years before moving to Freetown. She was a graduate of New Bedford High...
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Theresa L. Santos

March 22, 1955 - July 30, 2017

Theresa L. (Tardif) Santos, 62, of Acushnet passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 after a period of declining health in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Adolph P. Santos and best friend of John Sylvia of S. Dartmouth.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late J. Gerard "Jerry" and Therese R. (Ouellette) Tardif, she was a lifelong area resident and a proud graduate of St. Anthony...
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Michael Robert Horsley

March 12, 1955 - July 24, 2017

Michael R. Horsley, 62, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 in St. Luke's Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Linda Nunes.Born in Fairhaven, son of Lillian (Fleurent) Horsley and the late Robert E. Horsley of Fairhaven he was a lifelong area resident. Mike was a tuna fisherman but took pleasure in all types of shellfishing. He was...
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Stanley S. Sawicki

January 17, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Stanley S. Sawicki, age 94, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jane (Nosul) Sawicki.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Jan and Marci Anna (Boldyga) Sawicki, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School. He was...
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Erik S. Watson

April 22, 1975 - July 20, 2017

Erik Shane Watson, age 42, of Acushnet, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at home.Born in New Bedford, the son of Edward and Janice (Deakin) Watson of Acushnet, he was a longtime resident of Acushnet.He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, class of 1993.Erik had a successful career as a Master Electrician in Massachusetts since the late 1990's. He also had...
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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 G. 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

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Mary Hope Duffie

September 9, 1929 - May 31, 2017

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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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