Our Obituaries

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

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

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

June 26, 1931 - March 21, 2017

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

November 22, 1934 - March 21, 2017

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

December 11, 1991 - March 20, 2017

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

September 19, 1932 - March 19, 2017

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

October 22, 1923 - March 19, 2017

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

January 27, 1944 - March 16, 2017

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

September 11, 1933 - March 14, 2017

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

August 19, 1944 - March 13, 2017

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

July 1, 1959 - March 12, 2017

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

April 12, 1955 - March 9, 2017

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

May 12, 1929 - March 9, 2017

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

August 11, 1920 - March 8, 2017

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

July 25, 1947 - March 4, 2017

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

May 8, 1923 - March 3, 2017

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

July 8, 1930 - March 1, 2017

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

November 15, 1954 - February 28, 2017

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

June 5, 1969 - February 27, 2017

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

February 12, 1927 - February 26, 2017

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

June 4, 1925 - February 23, 2017

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

May 23, 1959 - February 23, 2017

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

February 3, 1928 - February 21, 2017

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

August 15, 1921 - February 20, 2017

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

November 5, 1983 - February 18, 2017

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

March 9, 1961 - February 16, 2017

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

April 25, 1928 - February 16, 2017

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

April 20, 1927 - February 14, 2017

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

March 20, 1938 - February 14, 2017

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

October 5, 1927 - February 12, 2017

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

May 5, 1919 - February 12, 2017

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

October 5, 1932 - February 11, 2017

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

June 30, 1985 - February 10, 2017

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

April 26, 1938 - February 6, 2017

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

June 6, 1925 - February 6, 2017

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

February 22, 1929 - February 5, 2017

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

February 24, 1922 - February 5, 2017

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

June 6, 1949 - February 5, 2017

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

January 18, 1927 - February 4, 2017

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

May 2, 1931 - February 4, 2017

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

December 28, 1992 - February 3, 2017

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

July 4, 1925 - February 2, 2017

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

January 22, 1946 - February 1, 2017

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

June 26, 1951 - January 30, 2017

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

October 8, 1956 - January 30, 2017

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

December 7, 1941 - January 28, 2017

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

December 24, 1921 - January 25, 2017

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

August 29, 1925 - January 25, 2017

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

March 2, 1931 - January 24, 2017

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

December 23, 1926 - January 21, 2017

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

March 31, 1929 - January 20, 2017

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

March 3, 1927 - January 19, 2017

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