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2016 Obituaries

RONALD ROGER GAGNE   December 31, 2016

Ronald Roger Gagne Sr., age 58 of Seekonk, Massachusetts, passed away on December 31, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband to Lynn (Smith) Gagne of Seekonk.  Born on October 29, 1958, in Attleboro, MA, he was a son of the late Roland and Lorraine (Goulet) Gagne.  Ronald was a 1978 graduate of Seekonk High School. After high school he received his certification in fire safety and as an Emergency Medical Technician. He was a volunteer fireman and EMT for the town of Seekonk for over 19 years and also a Special Police Officer for the town of Seekonk for 13 years.  All while volunteering his time for the town of Seekonk he owned and operated National Welding and Boiler Works in Pawtucket, RI. He was currently employed as a foreman at Alternative Creative Energy & HVAC in Blackstone, MA.  Ronald was an avid NASCAR and New England Patriots fan and was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks Lodge #1014 in Attleboro. He always enjoyed a good party and spending time with his family and friends ensuring to live his life to the absolute fullest. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children, Nicole Gagne and her fiancé, Martin Praisner both of Warwick, RI and R.J. Gagne Jr. of Seekonk; his siblings, Roger Gagne of Smithfield, RI and Denise Marks of East Providence; he is also survived by his sister-in-law, brother-in-law’s, several nieces and his dog “Brady”. He was excited to soon be a grandfather of a baby boy. Donations can be made in memory of Ronald to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 84916, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

JOHN V. MORIARTY   December 27, 2016

John V. Moriarty, age 77 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Mary Beth (Snow) Moriarty. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late John V. and Mary M. (Gibney) Moriarty, he resided in Attleboro before moving to Rehoboth thirty-two years ago. John served his country as a Marine; his hometown of Attleboro as a Police Officer and his beloved Town of Rehoboth, as a Selectman and a member of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board. Besides his wife, he leaves five children, Sean Moriarty and his fiancée, Malerie Metz; Coleen Bourque and her husband, Glen; Kary Cappelli and her husband, Ed; John Moriarty and his wife, Laura; and Bonny Jean Barrows. He leaves eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He was the brother of the late Joan Koskie and Peter Moriarty.  Donations would be welcomed to Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly, Inc., P.O. Box 228, Rehoboth, MA 02769 in the names of Peter, Joan and John Moriarty.

JOAN E. HORTON   December 20, 2016

Joan E. (Ballou) Horton, 84 years old, died in her home on December 20, 2016. She was the wife of the late Allyn Horton. Born in Taunton, daughter of the late Herbert and Edna (Chace) Ballou, she was educated in Taunton schools. For over 40 years Joan worked at the former Kilburn Glass Co in Norton. She had been a resident of Berkley for the past 11 years coming from Swansea. She and her family resided most of their lives in Rehoboth. While living in Berkley she was a member of the Myricks Methodist Church. Joan is survived by her children, Corey Horton of Taunton, John Horton of Fairhaven, Tom Horton of TX, Erick Horton of Berkley, Lori Lincoln and her husband Andrew of Berkley and Michelle Cruz and her husband Frank of Fairhaven. She was also the mother of the late Nancy Machado. Joan is the grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 8, including the daughter Nancys children whom she raised, Jasmine and Jade Rankin. She is sister of Phyllis Hall of GA. Other sisters of the late Natalie Lukasewski, Audrey Reynolds, Harold Ballou and Donald Ballou.

JOSE ISIDRO ANASTACIO   December 12, 2016

Jose Isidro Anastacio was born on July 17, 1953 and passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Jose was a resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts at the time of his passing. He was married to Zelia M. (Ferreira) Anastacio.

KATHLEEN “KATHY” (DOYLE) CHACE   December 11, 2016

Kathleen "Kathy" (Doyle) Chace, age 73 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Sunday morning, December 11, 2016 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. Kathy was the wife of 54 years of Carl Chace of Rehoboth. Born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late Louis and Ruth (Hall) Doyle. She was educated in East Providence and was a graduate of East Providence High School. Kathy was employed by Apex in Pawtucket for over 10 years, working in various departments. She had recently been employed by the Town of Rehoboth as the secretary for the council on aging, after having volunteered there for many years. She was also the secretary for the "Best is Yet to Come" club. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and being with her pets. Besides her husband, Carl, of Rehoboth, Kathy is the mother of Carl Chace Jr. of East Providence and his loving companion Lori Dodson of East Providence. She was the mother of the late Christine Tedford and was the mother-in-law of the late Robert Paul Tedford. She is the grandmother of Steffan, Joshua and Coen Chace, and Emily Viera. Kathy is the sister of Joseph Doyle, Debra Going, and an aunt of Quinn Going, all of Warren. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be made to the Rehoboth COA, 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769.

ROBERT TODD O’NEAL  December 7, 2016

Robert Todd O’Neal of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family and loved ones on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was 77. Bob was born on August 8, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Pauline Rozellia (Maybry) O’Neal and Robert Todd O’Neal, Sr. Bob graduated from Howard High School in Wilmington, DE, and then went on to earn a BS degree in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MA degree from Cornell University, in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. Bob was a profound innovator, designer, artist, and beloved educator. He held the title of Professor Emeritus of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught for 34 years, and where he was the Head of the Industrial Design department between the years of 1983 and 1988. Bob was known for his collaborative spirit, and his ability to bring people together towards a specific goal. As an accomplished painter, Bob won a full-year scholarship from the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphia to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and Andrew L’Hote in Paris, and was also named Best Landscape Painter of the Year in the Delaware Annual Art Exhibit. As a designer, he worked in-house for ALCOA, Atlantic Aviation Corporation, designing for scheduled executive jet aircraft, blending aesthetic considerations and functional requirements. Later, he worked for George Nelson & Company in New York City where he worked with clients such as Chrysler Corporation, Herman Miller Furniture Company, Howard Miller Clock and EverBrite Sign Company. Bob was also a member of a design group responsible for the “Sling Sofa” selected by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent design collection. In 2001, Bob directed Project Ujima in Quetta, Pakistan – an advanced research project on the Afghan border, the goal of which was to test shelters designed to provide humane living conditions for groups of refugees who had just crossed over into Pakistan. Bob made important contributions to the field of design and art with his innovative drawing methods. It was Bob’s belief that drawing allows for the illusion of the impossible to occur on paper, an illusion that enables the marriage of an idea to take place. It was his belief that this way of seeing and connecting to many realities reflects the future of our way of knowing and understanding the world we are surrounded by and live in. Bob made an incredible impact on all of us, and will be remembered not only for his artistic achievements but also for his devotion to those around him. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter, Anna, son, Jason and wife, Katie O’Neal. He was the loving grandfather to Eloise Todd O’Neal. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to The Southside Community Land Trust, 109 Somerset Street, Providence, RI 02907 or to Partners in Health, 800 Boylston Street, Suite 1400 Boston, MA 02199. 

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MARY V. RANDALL   December 6, 2016

Mary V. Randall, age 97, of Chestnut St., Rehoboth, MA, died December 6, 2016 at the Southpointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Augusta (Freitas) Calisto. She worked as an assembler for Texas Instruments until her retirement. She is survived by her daughters: Elizabeth Ferreira and her husband Albert of Tiverton, Kathryn Ferreira and her late husband Richard of Rehoboth, 5 grandchildren David, Michael, Albert, Richard and Daniel Ferreira and 8 great-grandchildren Alyssa, Andrew, Joseph, Matthew, Isabelle, Justin, Noah and Emilia Ferreira. She was the sister of the late Anna Bento, Manuel, John and Joseph Calisto. Contributions in her memory may be made to Rehoboth Animal Shelter, 148 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA.

JOSEPH M. McCABE   December 2, 2016

Joseph M. McCabe, age 81 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Tremblay) McCabe. They were happily married for 51 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Regan) McCabe. During his lifetime his accomplishments included Army veteran, Bryant College graduate, member of Ireland's 32 Society, founding member of Pawtucket St. Patrick's Day Parade committee and a member of the Elks. He worked for Amtrak for over 30 years, retiring as a Train Director in 1997. Besides his wife, Joe is survived by his loving children, Cynthia McCabe-Holmes, Cristina Offenberg, Cathleen Cordeiro, and Michael McCabe. Joe was the proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren and was the brother of the late Frank McCabe and Maureen Mahan.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 386 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02907.

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ANGELA F. (DONAIS) NYSTORM   November 29, 2016

Angela F. (Donais) Nystrom, age 97 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late E. Sanford Nystrom.  Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Armand and Mary (Connell) Donais, she resided in Rehoboth most of her life. Angela was a former longtime member of the South Rehoboth Fire Station No. 3 Ladies Auxiliary. She leaves a son, Bradley S. Nystrom and his wife, Katherine of Seekonk; four grandchildren, Brian Fox of Seekonk, Scott Fox of Nelsonville, Ohio, Kelli Prestly of Seekonk and Einar Nystrom of Rehoboth and seven great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Nancy A. Nystrom and the sister of the late Marie Mello, Claire Cornell, Madelyn Sarazin and Virginia Donais.  Memorial gifts to Rehoboth Helping Hands, The Little Sisters of the Poor, or Toys for Tots would be appreciated.

ARTHUR “ART” ALDEN STEBBINGS   November 28, 2016

Arthur "Art" Alden Stebbings, age 82 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts crossed over to glory on Monday, November 28, 2016 surrounded by his beloved wife, Fern M. (Gilkenson) Stebbings, and his family. Born on November 19, 1934 in Pawtucket, Art was the son of the late Arthur Ord Stebbings and the late Ceinwyn (Wheatley) Stebbings. He was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1952, and the Rhode Island School of Design, Class of 1958, from where he received a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Art launched "The Source", a business-to-business advertising agency in Attleboro in 1970, which later became Stebbings Associates of Attleboro Falls, currently Stebbings Partners, a design, brand communications, and media advertising company. Art entered the service of the United States Coast Guard in 1954 and honorably and proudly served out of Gloucester. He resigned his commission as a lieutenant in 1967. He was a lifelong member of Good News Bible Chapel that was planted by his father and mother in 1935. Known at GNBC as "Alden" to avoid confusion with his dad, he served in many roles through the years, including hosting Bible study groups in his home, providing Christian counseling for many couples, and leading the ministries of the chapel - first on South Main Street, and later at the current West Street location - as part of the team of Elders. Art loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing softball on the Good News Bible Chapel team for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin on Newfound Lake in Hebron, N.H., and vacations at Orange Lake Country Club in Kissimmee, FL. Art was heavily involved in leading and supporting the ministry of Camp Berea, a Christian youth camp on Newfound Lake, volunteering as a counselor early on, and later serving on the board of directors for many years, ultimately as president of the board. Art was known to all for his ready laugh, his kindness and gentleness, his business leadership skills, his wise counsel, and his commitment to faithfully serving Jesus Christ in any way needed. He was the loving father of five children: Deb (Stebbings) DuPlessie and her husband, Steve DuPlessie, of Attleboro; Dawn (Stebbings) Lunn and her husband, Richard Lunn, of Attleboro; David Stebbings and his wife, Ellen Stebbings, of Attleboro; Dena (Stebbings) Warner and her husband, Arthur Warner, of Rehoboth; and Daniel Stebbings and his wife, Michelle Stebbings, of Rehoboth. Art leaves 20 cherished grandchildren: Matthew DuPlessie and his wife, Beth DuPlessie; Meegan (DuPlessie) Delvental and her husband, Michael Delvental; Maura (DuPlessie) Loveless and her husband, Jon Loveless; Justin Cambridge and his wife, Hallie Cambridge; Jonathan Cambridge and his wife, Sarah Cambridge; Joel Cambridge and his wife, Julie Cambridge; Jeffrey Cambridge and his wife, Amanda Cambridge; Dane Stebbings and his wife, Alison Stebbings; Addy (Stebbings) Coogan and her husband, Michael Coogan; Kelsey (Stebbings) Weston and her husband, Daniel Weston; Zachary Stebbings and his wife, Christie Stebbings; Paige (Warner) Rhines and her husband, Kiel Rhines; Ashley (Warner) Lawrence and her husband, Patrick Lawrence; Arthur Jacob Warner and his wife, Brittany Warner; David Warner; Hayley Stebbings; Taylor Stebbings and her fiancee, Mitchell Palazzi; Bram Stebbings; Mae Stebbings; and Essie Stebbings. He also leaves 30 treasured great-grandchildren and his ever-faithful companion "Oreo." Donations may be made in Art's memory to the "Camper Fund" at Good News Bible Chapel, 235 West St., Attleboro, MA 02703.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

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EVELYN M. BREHIO   November 24, 2016

Evelyn M. (Botelho) Brehio, age 75 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was the loving wife of Robert P. Brehio. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Manuel L. Botelho & Angeline J. (Branco) Botelho. Mrs. Brehio was a 1959 graduate of East Providence High School and attended Bridgewater State College. She worked with inside sales at Draka USA Inc. for many years until her retirement. She was a member of South Swansea Baptist Church and former member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves her three loving children: Lori A. Brehio-Lebeau of Rehoboth, Robert S. Brehio of Fall River, & Christopher R. Brehio of Rehoboth. Cherished grandmother of Matthew W. Lebeau of Wareham, Sean M. Lebeau of East Providence, RI, Hayley A. Brehio of Florence, SC, and great-grandmother of Austin M. Lebeau of Bristol, RI. She was the sister of Kathryn A. Harris of Falmouth, Manuel L. Botelho of Dighton, Kenneth R. Botelho of Dighton, and the late Ronald Botelho. Gifts in her memory to South Swansea Baptist Church will be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home.

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ELVIRA L. (FERREIRA) SANTOS   November 24, 2016

Elvira L. (Ferreira) Santos, age 89 of Rehoboth Massachusetts, died peacefully Thursday November 24, 2016 at the Grace Barker Nursing Home in Warren RI. Elvira was born in Bristol a daughter of the late Manuel and Elvira (Sousa) Ferreira.  She married in 1950 and moved to Rehoboth where she raised her family. Mrs. Santos enjoyed decorating her home and gardening. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Dominic’s Church in Swansea. Mrs. Santos is survived by her sons Anthony “Tony” Santos of Swansea and John J. Santos of Rehoboth;  her brothers, Manuel “Red” Ferreira, John Ferreira, and her sister Mary Goulart all of Bristol RI. She was the sister of the late Ferdinand Ferreira, and the late Julia Ferreira.

JEAN MAE QUIGLEY    November 17, 2016

Jean Mae (Desmarais) Quigley, age 77 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died on November 17, 2016.. She was the wife of David F. Quigley to whom she was married 55 years. Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Andre and Ellen M. (Lyons) Desmarais she was a longtime resident of Rehoboth. A graduate of Truesdale School of Nursing she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salve Regina. A parish nurse for St. Anne’s Hospital she was also the Director of Nursing at Catholic Memorial Nursing Home for 10 years before retiring in 1990. Having a deep love of poetry she published her collection in To Dance with Daffodils. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Stephen A. Quigley and his wife Joy of Melrose, MA; one daughter, Maryellen Costa and her husband Michael of North Dighton, MA; eight grandchildren, Ryan Quigley, Michelle Costa, Ryan Willwerth, Derek Willwerth, Kyle Quigley, Nicholas Costa, Timothy Costa and Alyssa Quigley; and two great-grandchildren, Miah DeChaves and Alena Costa. She was the sister of the late Joseph Desmarais.  Contributions may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

MICHAEL R. DUPREE   November 13, 2016

Michael R. Dupree, age 67 of Cranston, RI, formerly of Mansfield, Norton and Rehoboth, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Crone) Dupree, to whom he was wed on July 27, 2012.  Born in Taunton, MA on May 6, 1949, he was a loving son of Gloria M. (Galanti) Dupree of Mansfield and the late Vincent P. Dupree. Mike grew up in Mansfield and was a graduate of Mansfield High School. He was an honorably discharged veteran having proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the time of the Vietnam War.  For the majority of his working career, he was a self-employed HVAC and will always be remembered for his diligent work ethics. Mike had made his home in Cranston for the past five years. His hobbies included fly-fishing, hunting, making homemade wine, smoking his pipe, but most of all spending time with family. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons in Florida. He was the dear brother of Kenneth W. Dupree and his wife Cheryll of North Attleboro and the late Cheryl J. Wolfe, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

THOMAS E. DRURY November 8,  2016

Thomas E. Drury, age 73 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home on November 8, 2016. He was the husband of Denise (Mongeau) Drury. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edwin and Dorothy (Antonelli) Drury. Thomas was a Navy Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was employed by J&M Diamond Tool as the general manager in East Providence, RI, for 36 years, before retiring in 2011. He was a member of the American Legion Post #311. He is survived by his children, Thomas A. Drury and his wife Nicole; Sean P. Drury and Nicholas L. Drury; and five grandchildren Bailey, Braden, Damon, Julian and Casey. He was the father of the late Jason E. Drury. Thomas enjoyed boating and traveling, but his first love was for his family. They always brought a smile to his face. He will forever be missed and loved.

JOHN T. NOWELL November 7,  2016

John T. Nowell, age 92 of Rehoboth, MA, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. He was the loving husband of Sheila "Skip" (Rothbard) Nowell to whom he was married 70 years. Born in Fall River the son of the late John P. and Ruth (Turner) Nowell he was a resident of Rehoboth, MA for 69 years. A graduate of Moses Brown he earned a full scholarship to MIT. While attending MIT he enlisted as a Staff Sergeant for the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for his service in the Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII.  A graduate of Brown University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1948 he was proud to hold the Rhode Island licenses of a Licensed Professional Engineer, a PE Certificate of Authorization and a Professional Land Surveyor. Mr. Nowell maintained his licenses well into his 80's. He was an active member of the Brown University Alumni Association; he served on the Rehoboth School Committee for 3 years, and participated on the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Building Committee. In 1978 he began his tenure at the former Citizen's Union Bank, now BayCoast Bank, as a Corporator, then a Trustee and went on to serve on the Advisory Board from 1999 to the present. An avid hiker, he was a trail guide for the Appalachian Mountain Club for many years; he climbed the 4 peaks of the Presidential Range with his wife and completed the 64 New England peaks officially listed at over 4,000 feet in elevation with his youngest son, Richard. Having obtained his pilot's license in 1962 he enjoyed flying. He also enjoyed cross country and telemark skiing as well as sailing. In addition to his wife he is survived by his one daughter, Sharon Friedman and her wife Marcia Szymanski of Mansfield, MA; three sons, Gregory Nowell of Westport Point, MA, Peter Nowell and his wife Elisa Giaquinto of Searsport, ME and Providence, RI and Richard Nowell of Framingham, MA; and grandchildren, Esther Friedman, Nate Lerner and his wife Rachel, Cody Nowell and her husband Reid Schwartz and Elijah Berg.

ROBERT E. MORSE November 6,  2016

Robert E. Morse, age 81 of Cumberland, RI passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Sandra (Syintsakos) Morse for the past 45 years. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Lillian G. (Walton) Morse. He resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years, previously residing in Rehoboth. He was an active duty sailor in the United States Navy, serving from 1954-1958. Mr. Morse was employed as an HVAC expert for Texas Instruments for over 22 years. Robert was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He was also a skilled craftsman, carpenter, mason and earlier in his life he enjoyed skiing, motorcycling, gardening, cooking and diving. Besides his beloved wife, he leaves children: Lori Morse of South Attleboro; Todd Smith of Cumberland; Dawn Marszalkowski of Vergennes, Vt.; Wendy Joyce of Wrentham; Keri Smith of Cumberland; Lisa Armstrong of Cumberland, and Heather Keefe of Easton; sister, Marilyn Turner of Attleboro; 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mark Morse and brother of the late Mildred Nardini and Arthur Morse.

OLIVE T. RIBEIRO   November 4  2016

Olive T. (Ferry) Ribeiro, age 97 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Antone Ribeiro Jr.  Born in Bridgewater, MA she was a daughter of Antone and Mary (Enos) Ferry. She worked in the inspection department for Texas Instruments, and after her retirement she was a nanny to many children. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Society in Bridgewater, and a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Olive is survived by one daughter Sandra Pitassi of Seekonk; one son Antone Ribeiro III of Rehoboth; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Maryann Peckham, sister of the late Helen Westgate, and grandmother of the late Scott Peckham, Kenneth Peckham, Jr., Jamie Ribeiro.

MATTHEW D. MARTEL October 31,  2016

Matthew D. Martel, age 34 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away Monday October 31, 2016. Born in Hollywood, Florida, he was the son of Fred W. and Margaret L. (Serpa) Martel. Matthew worked with his father for Martel Associates, which produced monthly editions of the HVAC Insider Newspaper. He was a car enthusiast of all makes and models and enjoyed working on them when he had an opportunity. Besides his parents he leaves one daughter, Arianna Bajor; one son, Anthony Martel; one aunt, Barbara Niederberger; and his significant other Elizabeth Bajor.  Donations can be made in Matthew’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

LEO MADDEN October 31,  2016

Leo Madden, age 84 of Peck Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Monday afternoon, October 31, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joan L. (Glanvill) Madden. Born in County Roscommon, Ireland, a son of the late Francis L. and Bridget (McHugh) Madden, he arrived in the United States in 1954 and lived in Providence and Pawtucket before moving to Rehoboth sixteen years ago. Leo was a chemical plant operator for the Ciba Geigy Chemical Company for twenty-one years, and later worked for the City of Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Department for fifteen years before retiring in 2001. During those years, he also co-owned the Blarney Stone Pub in Pawtucket, was a founding member of the Ireland 32 Society, and a member of the Irish Ceiildhe Club of Rhode Island. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, horse racing and dog racing. He was a faithful communicant of Saint Mary Church, Pawtucket. Proud of his Irish roots and heritage, Leo instilled the importance of enjoying family, friends, music and heritage not only to his family but to those he surrounded himself with. He truly enjoyed life.  He leaves a son, Brian F. Madden and his wife Cathy; three daughters, Kellie A. Duphily and her husband Tom, Noreen M. Strayer and her husband Brian and Brenda P. Tartaglia; a sister, Bridget "Myra" Gillen; two brothers, Edward "Eamon" Madden, Michael "Mickey" Madden; and nine loving grandchildren, Alan, Raeanne, Kyle, Connor, Emily, Nathan, Benjamin Rebecca and Haley. He was a brother of the late Patrick Madden and Kevin Madden. Donations to the Comprehensive Cancer Center, c/o The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906 or Community VNA Hospice, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts in his memory will be appreciated.

COLLEEN P. WYATT October 26,  2016

Colleen P. Wyatt, age 50, a resident of the Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro for the past two years, formerly of Easton and Rehoboth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center in Milton. Born in Newport, Rhode Island on December 28, 1965, she was a loving daughter of the late Carol (Watterson) Desnoyers. Colleen grew up in Rehoboth and was a graduate of Dighton Rehoboth High School. She continued her education, attending Massasoit Community College.  Prior to residing at the Nemasket Healthcare Center where her family was so pleased with exceptional care she received, she had made her home in Easton for twenty-six years and Rehoboth for twenty years. Colleen enjoyed adult coloring and crocheting, but most of all being in the presence of her adoring family. She is survived by her devoted children Jennifer Wyatt and Christopher Wyatt both of Easton and Amanda Damon. She was the dear sister of Waine Wyatt of Smithfield, RI, and Robert Wyatt and Debbie Ennis both of Dighton. She is also survived by her cherished granddaughter Ashyia Damon, as well as several nieces and nephews, and her stepfather Armand Desnoyers of Norton. Colleen’s family has requested that donations in her memory be made to H.U.G.S. II, P.O. Box 43, North Easton, MA 02356.

RACHEL E. (HAYWARD) SAUNDERS    October 20, 2016
Rachel E. (Hayward) Saunders, age 87 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was the wife of the late William H. Saunders. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Earle C. Hayward & Eliza A. (Edgerly) Hayward. Mrs. Saunders grew up in Princeton, ME, moved to Cranston, RI as a teenager. She attended school at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, earning her Associate's Degree. She worked as a lab tech at the Rhode Island Veteran's Hospital. Mrs. Saunders was a historical researcher for many years, and especially enjoyed genealogical research. She loved to travel and enjoyed sewing, knitting and beadwork. Mrs. Saunders was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Huguenot Society, Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, and the Bourbonnais Regiment. She recently helped with research for a book about the history of the Baptist Church in America. She leaves her four children: Leslie L. Saunders of Philadelphia, PA; William H. Saunders and his wife Alisa of Rehoboth; C. Stewart Saunders of Rehoboth; and Lisa L. Saunders and her husband Ralph J. Block of North Chelmsford, MA. She was the grandmother of Kerry L. Murphy of Wilmington, DE, Caitlyn A. Saunders of Rehoboth, Christopher W. Saunders of Rehoboth, Courtney J. Saunders of Rehoboth, Adam W. Saunders of Pawtucket, Autumn L. Saunders of Pawtucket, & great-grandmother of Gavin W. Murphy, Riley R. Murphy, Jadyn A. Saunders, Savannah L. Saunders, & Cameron S. Saunders. She was the sister of the late Jean Isham.  Gifts in her memory to the American Cancer Society
or the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation would be appreciated.

LISA C. (BOGHOSSIAN) LANGFORD    October 19, 2016

Licia C. (Boghossian) Langford, age 52 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Jamie Langford and the loving mother of Tara Dwyer. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leon C. Boghossian, Jr. (who died March 18, 2016) and the late Susan (Bozigian) Boghossian (who died October 18, 2016), she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rehoboth 13 years ago. Licia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Rhode Island College. She was the Director of Admissions at Johnson & Wales University for fifteen years, with two of those years at their North Miami campus. She later worked as a Sales Representative for Premier Agendas of Bellingham, WA for 7 years before retiring in 2007. Licia was an avid golfer at Pawtucket Country Club for many years where she won the Ladies’ Club Championship 3 times. A lover of the outdoors, she loved to spend time in the sun and at the pool, all day long from morning till night. Licia was always looking for a bargain, not only for herself, but especially for her friends. Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by her two brothers, Leon C. Boghossian, III and his wife, Karen; Dr. Stephen P. Boghossian and his wife, Liana; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Contributions in Licia’s memory to either the Church or the Miriam Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906 will be appreciated.

CLARA E. “BETTY” (HAYES) WATERMAN    October 8, 2016

Clara E. “Betty” (Hayes) Waterman, age 86 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts died Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was married to the late John L. Waterman for 58 years. Born in North Dighton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Herbert L. Hayes & Hilda (Stafford) Hayes. Mrs. Waterman was a graduate of Dighton High School and Brockton Business School. She was a resident of Rehoboth since 1951, where she was active in her community. She served as Assistant Librarian of the Blanding Library in Rehoboth for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of Rehoboth Congregational Church, serving as Deaconess and Treasurer of the W.K.B Women's Fellowship and was a member of the Anawan Grange #221, Order of the Eastern Star Seekonk Chapter #209, volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and member of the Newman YMCA of Seekonk. She leaves her two children: John "Larry" Waterman, Jr. and his wife Lori of Rehoboth, and Linda J. Murphy and her husband Dennis of Rehoboth. She was the grandmother of Sally Denny, Margaret Waterman, Timothy Murphy, Rebecca Glynn, Katherine Murphy, Meghan Murphy, & seven great-grandchildren. Gifts in her memory to Rehoboth Congregational Church will be appreciated.

EDWARD GRUCA, JR.    October 8, 2016

Edward Gruca, Jr., age 72, a resident of Morrisville, Vermont and formerly a resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts for over 40 years, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vermont.  He was born June 1, 1944 in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up in Warren, Rhode Island, the son of Edward Gruca, Sr. and Laura Mello Gruca. Ed is survived by his wife, Audrey Lush Gruca, his children Peter Gruca, Jill Gruca of Warwick, Rhode Island, Katie Reen and husband Thomas of Stowe, Vermont and his grandson Joshua Clinton Reen.  He is also survived by his brothers Alan Sylvia and his wife Laurie, Ronald Sylvia and his wife Deborah, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ed was in the Rhode Island Army National Guard for six years spending most of his time as Military Police.  He spent his career in construction as a Project Superintendent for major Boston construction companies.  As President of the Rehoboth Baseball Association, he helped purchased the Martin Street Fields and restored The Grange to ensure local children could enjoy playing baseball and softball for years to come.  He enjoyed golfing, watching New England Sports, especially the Patriots, but most of all, he enjoyed playing with his grandson and spending time with his family and friends making memories. A special thank you to the Morrisville Police Officers, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and others at Copley Hospital and Dartmouth for your efforts on October 8, 2016.  Your kindness will never be forgotten. As an avid animal lover, in lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Ed’s memory to North Country Animal League, 16 Mountain View Meadows Road in Morrisville, VT 05661 or your local animal shelter.

GLADYS “BERNIE” PLUMMER   October 5, 2016

Gladys “Bernie” Plummer, age 90 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts died October 5, 2016 at Wingate at Blackstone. She was the wife of the late Eugene Plummer. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Gladys (Wilson) Kells. She worked as a secretary for the City of Providence for many years. She is survived by her children: Elaine Ferreira and Linda Morton, both of Rehoboth; Bernadette Pagliaro of Providence, RI; and Deborah Plummer of Pawtucket, RI. Also six grandchildren: Richard Corrente, Katie Ferreira, Eric Plummer, Michael Plummer, Bailey Morton, and Samantha Morton; 1 great-granddaughter Dakota Nardi. She leaves her sister Eileen Chiaverini of Providence. She was predeceased by her children: Eugene Plummer Jr. and Karen Anderson.

RICHARD E. GRAUSTEIN   October 2, 2016

Richard E. Graustein, age 64, of Rehoboth and formerly Lexington, MA, and Barrington, RI passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at McCarthy Care Center, East Sandwich, MA. He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Grace (Spellman) Graustein. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a son of Ernest and Helen (King) Graustein. Richard was employed by Verizon, formerly Bell-Atlantic. He was a member of the Barrington Volunteer Fire Department, a constable for the Barrington Police, a member of the North Kingstown F.O.P, the VFW in Rehoboth and the Elks Club in Bristol. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by his daughter Tara Pereira and husband Robert, his five siblings; Robert "Bobby" Graustein, Stephen Graustein, Diane Hutton and husband Gordon, Karen Power, Gregory Graustein and wife Deidre and five grandchildren; Danielle, Kaylie, Travis, Olivia and Gavin. He was the father of the late Sandra Graustein. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.

E. OTIS DYER, JR.   September 25, 2016

E. Otis Dyer Jr. passed away unexpectedly, early Sunday morning, on September 25, 2016. A lifelong resident of Fairview Avenue, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, he was the son of E. Otis Dyer, Sr. and Jean (Palmer) Dyer and a direct descendent of the founders of Rehoboth and Truro, and of the Pilgrim fathers. Otis grew up and lived all his life on his family’s 200-year-old ancestral farm on Fairview Avenue. He attended local schools and graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional H.S. in 1978 and the University of Maine in 1982 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He was employed as an assistant engineer in the City of Attleboro’s Engineering Department, a land surveyor for Hayward Boynton and Williams Inc., in Taunton, MA, and for many years, as a Massachusetts Registered Land Surveyor in the surveying office of E. Otis Dyer Sr., in Rehoboth. Otis enjoyed farming: caring for a herd of cows, a flock of hens, and raising the hay and grain for them on his family’s farm. He enjoyed studying and researching local history. He was Vice President and a former trustee of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, a strong supporter and volunteer of the Carpenter Museum, and a member of the Rehoboth Historical Commission for many years, serving as its Chairman several times. He researched and wrote many articles on Rehoboth’s history for the Antiquarian Society Newsletter. He was an expert on deciphering the Rehoboth Proprietor records, the original documents from the 1600s and early 1700s that divided up the land in Rehoboth. He served as Co-chairman of Rehoboth’s 350th Celebration in 1993. Besides his parents, Otis leaves two sisters, Betsey Dexter Dyer (Bob Obar) of Walpole, MA and Lydia Dyer Carswell (Larry Carswell) of Rehoboth, as well as a brother, Nathaniel Paine Dyer (Lisa-Marie) of Rehoboth, and six nephews and nieces: Daniel Carswell of Providence, RI, James Carswell of Rehoboth, Alice Obar of Brooklyn, NY, Samuel Obar of Walpole, MA, and Caleb Dyer and Tatum Dyer, both of Rehoboth. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to the Carpenter Museum, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769

JEAN FAULKNER ARCHARD   September 24, 2016

Jean Faulkner Archard, wife of the late Calvin A. Archard, died at her home in Attleboro on September 24, 2016. Jean was the daughter of Ruth (Cunliffe) and Herbert S. Faulkner. She is survived by her brother, Robert R. Faulkner of Barrington, R.I.; three children, Susan J. Robert, Nancy J. Tripp and Christopher S. Archard; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, one niece and four nephews. Jean was the mother of the late Jonathan (Jay) Faulkner Archard. Following the death of their son Jay, Jean and Cal decided to heal their family by providing new experiences at Waterville Valley, N.H. They spent 25 years skiing, skating and celebrating their times together. Jean’s hospitality fostered conversation and laughter at splendid family meals, and remains a cornerstone of their family life. Jean was a 1949 graduate of Attleboro High School and a 1953 graduate of Simmons College in Boston, earning her bachelor of science degree in library science. She worked as a librarian at the Attleboro Public Library, where she later served on the board of trustees. Pursuing her love of books and support of young people, Jean worked for a number of years as the media center director at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. After her retirement, she continued her literacy work as a tutor at Texas Instruments and the Attleboro Literacy Center. Jean was devoted to her family, community and many friends with whom she socialized, played bridge, shared New York Times crossword puzzle successes and challenges, and books. Her bridge groups carried on their games with Jean at her home when she no longer could travel comfortably to them. Jean and Cal traveled with their dearest friends for decades. Jean was a 50-year member of Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, a lifelong member of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, a founding member of the Bristol North women’s investment club, and a committed member of numerous book clubs. Donations may be made in her name to the Attleboro Public Library, North Main Street, Attleboro.

MANUEL J. VEADER   September 23, 2016

Manuel J. Veader, age 77of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at home. Manny was married to Margaret (Duckworth) Veader for 52 years. He was born in Rehoboth, a son of Francelina (Mello) Veader and the late Frank C. Veader. He attended schools in Rehoboth and served in the U. S. Army, 101st Airborne Division. He worked in construction all his life, retiring from Capaldi Brothers Construction Corporation. Manny enjoyed restoring John Deere two cylinder tractors and was a charter member of NEATTA (New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association) as well as a member of East Coast Antique Tractor Club and Northeast Two Cylinder Club. He was proud to take his tractors, always flying the American flag, to shows and parades. Besides his loving wife, Margaret, he is survived by his son Jonathan (Jon) M. Veader (wife Janice) and daughter Wendy E. Veader and grandsons Jason M. Veader and Matthew M. Veader. He leaves four brothers Louis, Frank C. and Dennis, all of Seekonk, Alfred of Swansea, and a sister, Anna Gomes of Rehoboth. He is the brother of the late Hortense Mello of Swansea.  Donations in his memory may be sent to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.


Constantina (DeMattos) Ormond, age 98 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on September 18, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Ormond. Born in Rehoboth she was a daughter of the late Frank and Constantina (Oliveira) DeMattos. Mrs. Ormond along with her late husband owned and operated Ormond Dairy Farm. She was a former member of the So. Rehoboth Womans Auxiliary Fire Department, and the Rehoboth Carpenter Museum. Most of all Constantina was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. She was the loving mother of Eleanor Amaral and her husband Richard of Rehoboth; sister of Alice Dimond of OH; grandmother of Karma J. Amaral and great-grandmother of Robert M. Burns, III; and Elizabeth Ormond Burns all of No. Dighton. She was also the sister of the late Joseph, Manuel, Frank, Anthony, Arthur and John DeMattos and the late Mary Abrams.


Wanda Eleanora (Skalak) Swanson, age 93 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George Kenut Per Swanson. Born on February 16, 1923 in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Zygmunt Cyril Skalk and the late Eleanora (Trela) Skalak. Wanda was a graduate of William E. Tolman Senior High School in Pawtucket, RI, and worked for many years as a Quality Control Inspector for Colby Glass Company in Taunton, MA and for Corning Glass Works in Pawtucket, before retiring in 1985. A resident of Rehoboth since 1930, she was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Seekonk, MA. Wanda enjoyed cooking, visiting friends, and truly valued time spent with her cherished children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her children: Mark Andrew Swanson and his wife, Patricia A. Turgeon, of Philadelphia, NY, and Kevin Lee Swanson and his wife, Susanne W. Swanson, of Rehoboth, MA; and her adoring grandchildren: Jared Lee Swanson, Tara Lynn Swanson, and Mary Ingrid Eleanora Swanson. She was the sister of the late Edwin Skalak, the late Elsie (Skalak) Bellavance, and the late Lind (Skalak) Regan. Donations made in Wanda's memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 174 Dean Street, #B, Taunton, MA 02780 would be apprecia

THOMAS J. MELLO, SR.  September 17, 2016

Thomas “Tom” J. Mello, Sr.,  age 69 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Judith “Judy” (Mitchell) Mello. Together they would have celebrated their 45th anniversary on October 2.  A lifelong resident of Homestead Avenue in Rehoboth, he was a son of the late Manuel and Georgianna (Rocha) Mello. Tom grew up working on his parent’s dairy farm and later served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He then attended the University of Maine, Farrier School and served his apprenticeship under James Mitchell of Johnston, RI. Throughout his life, Tom shoed horses at many of the New England area racetracks and most recently at Plainridge Park, where he worked as the farrier for the past several years. Tom’s true passion in life was farming.  He enjoyed raising horses, pigs, goats and poultry. Together with his wife Judy and their sons, they owned and operated Rainbow Turkey Farm on Homestead Avenue in Rehoboth. Tom also loved spending time with his family, friends and “cronies”, attending auctions and stopping in at the many area farms and diners. He had a magnetic personality and was always the life of the party, he was a free spirit who was not worried what anyone thought. Tom always demonstrated this at the many family reunions, weddings and get-togethers, by taking over the mic and leading the “Marine March” for his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered for his many, many catch phrases, light hearted and easy going ways. Besides his beloved wife, Tom leaves two sons: Thomas “TJ” J. Mello, Jr. and his wife, Crystal of Rehoboth; Gregory N. Mello and his wife, Kara of North Dighton; five grandchildren, Mason, Gage, Reid, Carly and Mary-Kate Mello; five brothers, Dr. Richard Mello, Manuel Mello and James Mello all of Rehoboth, Raymond Mello of Greensburg, PA and Peter Mello of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Sr. Carole V.M. Mello, Dominican Sister of the Presentation of Fall River; many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial gifts to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, NY, NY 10004 will be appreciated.

LOUISE (HORTON) PERRY  September 13, 2016

Louise (Horton) Perry, age 91 of North Dighton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Morton Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Perry. Louise was born in Taunton the daughter of the late Curtis and Annie (Glenn) Horton. She was a graduate of Taunton High School class of 1943. Mrs. Perry began working as a painter at the Rehoboth Enamel for several years. Louise then raised her family and was very active in West Congregational Church for many years. Mrs. Perry taught art classes at night at Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical Vocation High School. Louise also enjoyed leather tooling, oil painting, Japanese Bunker, being a part of the Knit-Wits at the church, a good word search and her dogs Babe and Prince who was her friend to the end. Survivors are two sons: Eric W. Perry and his fiancee Marion Joachim of Rehoboth; Glen J. Perry and his wife Fran of Taunton; three grandchildren: Adam Perry and his wife Meagan of Berkley; Sarah Breen and her husband Kevin of Rehoboth; Derek Johnsen of Dunedin, FL; Alanna C. Perry of Taunton; three great grandchildren: Noah, Emma and Liam; a sister: Jean Jones of Berkley; along several nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-laws: June Horton of Rehoboth and Beverly Ricci of Chatham. She was the sister of the late Evelyn Cummings, Mary Long, Dorothy Bois and Curtis H. Horton. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to the West Congregational Church, 155 North Walker Street, Taunton, MA 02780.

CHARLOTTE BLISS  September 3, 2016

Charlotte R. Bliss, age 93, passed away at home in Rehoboth, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born in Rehoboth on May 26, 1923, her parents were the late Charles and Eola (Browning) Bliss. She graduated from Vermont Jr. College in 1942. Charlotte was a secretary at Kenyon Manufacturing in Charlestown, R.I. She enjoyed over 30 years of retirement, traveling the world and volunteering in the Charlestown community. She was a lifelong member of the Rehoboth Congregational Church. Charlotte enjoyed gardening, sewing and knitting. She will be remembered as a kind and loving person, a faithful friend and a stalwart New England Yankee who always chose the right path. She leaves behind a nephew, Stephen Szydlowski and his wife, Jackie Lantry; nephews Jack and Luke Szydlowski; nieces Aichun and Sophia Szydlowski. Memorials made be made in Charlotte’s name to Prime Time Adult Day Program, 1059 Somerset Ave. Dighton, MA 02715.

PAUL W. BRESCIA  August 28, 2016

Paul W. Brescia, age 73 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Linda F. (Morse) Brescia. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Steve and Mildred (Hawksley) Brescia. Paul was an Operating Engineer for Local 57 before he retired. He was a member of the Wampanoag Rod and Gun Club and was an avid outdoors man. He was a Navy Veteran. His greatest joy was his family. Besides his wife he was the beloved father of Sherry Allen and her husband Scott of Seekonk and Paul J. Brescia and his wife Megan of Vero Beach, Florida, beloved grandfather of Joshua, Mackenzie, Madison and Drew. He also leaves his three sisters, Beverly Putney and her husband Robert of Seekonk, Judith Phillips of Taunton, Janie Trainor and her husband Raymond of Narragansett and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Stephen Brescia. Contributions to the would be appreciated.

RAYMOND “POPS” SOUZA  August 14, 2016

Raymond "Pops" Souza, age 78 of Mason Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Frances (Phillips) Souza. Born June 16, 1938 in Rehoboth,  he was a son of the late Alexander and Helen (Dias) Souza. Ray was the father of Raymond Souza Jr., Helen-Ann Souza and the late Steven Souza; the grandfather of Joshua, Nicole, Nicholas and Stephanie; great-grandfather of Olivia, Lilly and John Paul; and the brother of the late Alexander, Kenneth, Russell and Helen-Ann Souza. He also leaves his best friend Pat Krzak.

GEORGE C. TERRA  August 11, 2016

George C. Terra, age 83 of Wood Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Helen J. (Toste) Terra to whom he was married for 57 years. Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Frank M. and Martha (Hill) Terra. George was a truck driver for the G. Lopes Construction Company and also the owner and operator of G & H Trucking before he retired. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Rehoboth Fire Department for 40 years and the Seekonk Fire Department for 3 years. He was also a member of the South Seekonk Gun Club in Rehoboth and a member of the Quahog Camping Club. He was an Army veteran. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Mike D. Albernaz and his wife Wanda of Rehoboth; three daughters: Deborah A. Leonardo and her husband Michael of Rehoboth, Lori A. Washburn and her husband Scott of Dighton, and Kimberly M. Rosato and her husband Jack of Rehoboth; two sisters: Charlotte McGee of Texas and Dorothy Rice of Coventry; three brothers: William Terra of Warwick, Alfred Terra and Alan Terra both of Texas; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Rehoboth Fire Department Station 3, 104 Pleasant Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769.

ISABEL M. PAPA  August 3, 2016

Isabel M. Papa, age 85 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Catholic Memorial Home on Wednesday August 3, 2016.  She was the widow of Louis Papa. Isabel was the first baby to be born at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI and was the daughter of the late Flavius & Georginna (Cabral) Reed. A very active parishioner of St. Dominic Church in Swansea, she enjoyed taking part in their garden club. She was also a member of the ProLife Committee and the MCFL Chapter of Greater Fall River. Survivors include her children, Timothy Papa of Rehoboth, Jennifer Moore of Seekonk, Felix Papa of Rehoboth and Lisa DaCosta of Rehoboth; a brother, Raymond Reed of Rehoboth; and her late sister, Mary Farrell. She also leaves grandchildren, Stephanie Moore, Ethan Moore, Kollin DaCosta and a granddaughter (Isabella) on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

DAVID H. GARCIA  August 3, 2016

David H. Garcia, age 87 of Plain Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday August 3, 2016 at Evergreen House Health Center. He was the husband of the late Delores A (Gomes) Garcia. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Sylvester and Mary (Turner) Garcia. David worked as a welder for Electric Boat, and was a Korean War Army Veteran. He was also a member of the Pokanoket Tribe. David is survived by his three children Kimiko Garcia of Rehoboth, Noboru Garcia of FL, Tamako Garcia of MD, eight grandchildren, and one great- grandchild.

OLGA M. ANDERSON  August 2, 2016

Olga M. Anderson, age 93 of East Providence, RI, died August 2, 2016 at home. Born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Manuel C. and Jennie (Silva) Borges. Olga worked in the kitchen at Miller's Roast Beef for 8 years; previously working as an assembler for the jewelry industries for 36 years.

She is survived by her children: Deborah Anderson of N. Providence and Gregory Anderson of Providence; 2 granddaughters: Danielle Morin and Rachel Anderson, and 2 great-grandsons Jordan and Elijah. She was the sister of the late Lena Gekas, Jennie Sousa, Frank Borges, Manuel Borges and Marion Vieira.  Services were held from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory in East Providence.

CALLIE CLAPP  July 31, 2016

Callie Clapp, age 49 of South Berwick, Maine, died on July 31. She decided to fly across the globe in June in between chemotherapy treatments. She visited her son, Bernard, who spent the spring semester in Japan. Before and after, she prepared her middle daughter Caroline for counselor training at Camp Wyonegonic. Callie also prepped Ainsley, her youngest, for a three-week service trip in the Dominican Republic. Despite her decreasing ability to catch her own breath - her breast cancer had now metastasized to her lungs - she sent her children away this summer to seek adventure, find their passions and live life to the fullest. They all gathered in July, both at her parent’s vacation house and then Brigham and Women's hospital, to be by her side as she passed away peacefully. Callie was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on January 14, 1967 and was raised in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  Her parents, Jonathan and Caroline Knowles, lived adjacent to the family's Fox Lea Farm to raise their four children: Jonathan, Amelia, Caroline and Sarah. Callie spent many of her summers in her pre-teen and teenage years at Camp Wyonegonic as both a camper and instructor. She attended Lincoln School for Girls in Providence, RI, where she competed in all aspects of high school life. She was a three-sport varsity athlete field hockey, basketball and lacrosse and a conscientious student. Her hard work landed her at her parents' alma mater, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she graduated in 1989. Callie assumed many responsibilities at Colby. She became an RA, completed an internship in Washington, DC, played varsity lacrosse and field hockey, studied abroad in Russia. The best friend she made at Colby was her husband William (Bill) Clapp, who asked her to marry him on the day of her Colby College graduation. Bill and Callie married in Rehoboth on the family farm and moved to South Berwick, Maine. Bill earned a position at Berwick Academy (BA) and Callie taught history and coached at BA. She gave birth to Bernard, and provided in-home day care to family friends. Callie did this while attended Boston College to earn her Master's in Social Work. She gave birth to Caroline and then Ainsley. Callie put her new degree to full use when she joined the part-time staff at Wells Elementary School to counsel students. She added another part-time job at York Hospital Home Care to her work week. And finally, she became a full-time social worker in Portland and then in Kittery. Callie described her children as her "greatest achievement." After years of navigating services and health care for others, Callie had to turn her attention to her own care and she stopped working in the last year. During her five-year battle with cancer, she found strength and solace in writing. Callie leaves a husband, William Northrop Clapp; her children, Bernard Knowles Clapp, Caroline Stewart Clapp and Ainsley Argersinger Clapp; her parents Jonathan R. and Caroline W. Knowles; her siblings, Jonathan Knowles (and Laura Briggs), Amelia (and Mark) Chafee and Sarah (and David) Eisenklam. She also leaves her parents-in-law Roger and Judy Clapp and sisters-in-law Cathy (and Jeff) Miller and Ann (and Tim). She had 10 nieces and nephews: Walker and Amelia Chafee, Eleanor, Abigail and Jonathan Eisenklam, Matt, Greg and Erin Miller and Megan and Abby Walker. Callie and her family ask that donations be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

BERNICE BAER  July 16, 2016

Bernice Baer, age 90, died on July 16, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. A long-time resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, she was the beloved wife of Clinton D. Baer, Sr. Born May 29, 1926 in North Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Gertrude Holmes Mitchell and Carl Mitchell. After graduating from high school, she attended nursing school. She married Clinton D. Baer, Sr., a World War II veteran, in September, 1945. They resided in Rehoboth, Massachusetts from 1954 until 2014. Bernice loved to play sports with her children, and could bat left handed. Flower gardening, raising German shepherds, needle work, quilting, sewing and piano were hobbies. She read widely and was an avid supporter of the Blanding Public Library in Rehoboth. She served on the Rehoboth School Board for several years and was active in the Rehoboth Congregational Church. She is survived by her husband, Clinton D. Baer, Sr.; sons Clinton Baer Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Roberts Baer of St. Peter, MN, and Carl Baer and his wife Kathleen Baer of Warwick, RI; grandchildren Hester Baer and her husband Ryan Long of Silver Spring, MD, Nathaniel Baer and his wife Karen Smith of Cedar Falls, IA,  Madeline Baer and her husband Mike Rochford of Los Angeles, CA, and Myles Baer and his partner Sara LaShelle-Bunkfeldt of Attleboro, MA. Great grandchildren include Della Baer, Flora Baer, and Phoebe Rochford. She was predeceased by her son, George Eric Baer, great grandson Ansel Reese Baer, and siblings George Mitchell, Carl Mitchell, and Rena Cormier. Donations may be made to the Friends of the Blanding Public Library, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


Shirley (OConnell) Meunier of North Dighton entered into eternal peace on July 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was the beloved wife for 59 years to the late Nelson Charles Meunier. Devoted mother of Paula Harris and her husband Bill of Scituate, R.I.; Joan Meunier-Sham and her husband Chi Ho of Needham, MA;  and Ann McLean and her husband Scott of Rehoboth. Shirley was predeceased in death by her daughter Sandra Sebring. She is also survived by her son-in-law Peter Sebring of Bristol, R.I.; 8 loving grandchildren, Heather, Will, Michael, Alex, Ben, Lauren, Cassie and Lissa. Shirley was the proud GG of Matthew, Cole, Luke and Hazel. Shirley was born on April 13, 1930 in Dighton, MA. She was the daughter of William and Leona (Sherry) O’Connell. She is survived by her adored and adoring sisters Rosemary Constantine and Thelma (Sookie) Wentworth, and predeceased by her brother, Reverend William O’Connell, and sister, Leona Scott. Shirley spent her entire life proudly living in North Dighton. She graduated from Dighton High School and worked as a secretary at Coyle Cassidy High School before taking time to marry and raise a family. Shirley later returned to work at Princess House. Shirley is fondly remembered as the favorite mother in the neighborhood and welcomed many neighborhood children, nieces and nephews into her home, her arms and her heart. She is a communicant of St. Nicolas of Myra and an active member of the St. Nicholas Women’s Guild. She was the proud recipient of the Fall River Diocese Marian Award Medal. Our hearts will never be healed but we take great comfort in knowing that Shirley is again in the loving arms of Nelson and Sandy. Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation or St. Nicolas of Myra Church, 499 Spring Street, North Dighton, MA 02764, or the MA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Trust Fund.

HENRY HANK GOFF, II  July 9, 2016

Henry Hank Goff, II, 78 years old, passed away peacefully in Morton Hospital on July 9, 2016. He was born in Dighton son of the late Charles and Elizabeth ( Barney) Goff. He was educated in Dighton Schools. Hank enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in Texas where he was a aircraft mechanic officer for the 450th Transportations Squadron in the Tactical Air Command. He had a passion for racing stock cars at both Seekonk and Westboro Speedways. Hank, as everyone knows him by, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as Seekonk for dominating in the B Class Division in 1975. For many years Hank was a self employed mason. Hank is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marryann (Souza) Goff and his son Rodman Goff and his grandson Justin Goff. He was the father of the late Henry Buddy Goff, Jr. He was also the former husband of Norma ( Menzes) Goff of Raynham. Hank was the brother of Janet Ray and he was the brother of the late Malcolm Goff, Donald Goff, Colin Goff. Donations in his memory maybe made to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720. Hank had one request: that anyone who comes to pay respect to him, please dress casual.  Blue jeans are okay.

DENNIS M. CHAVES  July 8, 2016

Dennis M Chaves, 35 years old, died at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, on July 8, 2016. Dennis was born in Brockton, son of Maria N. Chaves of Somerset and the late Herculano Chaves. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Class of 1999. He worked in various different jobs and locations including Swank's in Taunton and State Road Auto Sales in Westport. He loved spending his free time during the summer crabbing and fishing. He loved baseball as an avid New York Yankees fan and would not miss a beat when it came to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the NFL. He would prefer to help others first then himself. He is survived by his two brothers Gualter Chaves and Tony Chaves both of Somerset, his step-dad Altino Borges, of Somerset, and also his maternal grandmother Maria Gloria Sousa of Santa Maria, Azores. He has many cousins, uncles, and aunts in the area including in Florida, Canada, Portugal, and the Azores.

KAYLA A. DEMELLO   July 6, 2016

Kayla A. DeMello, age 21 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI from injuries sustained in a car accident on July 6 in Rehoboth. Born in Stoughton, MA, she was the beloved daughter of Robert C. and Lucia (Correia) DeMello and the beloved older sister to Kelsey DeMello. She was the loving granddaughter of Maria (Santo) Correia of Taunton and the late Maria C. (Vigario) Melo, the late Angelo P. Melo, and the late Jose Correia, all from Taunton. Kayla also leaves behind many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kayla grew up in Taunton and moved to Rehoboth with her family in 2004. She attended Rehoboth schools and graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in 2013. Committed to a life dedicated to the service of others, she was studying to become a radiologic technologist at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Currently in her clinical year at Massachusetts General Hospital, she was expected to graduate Summer 2017. As a student, her passion for her studies and her field of work were recognized by her teachers, hospital staff, and especially her patients, who noted how kind and caring she was. Kayla worked at Ocean Express in Seekonk for the past 2 years as an office assistant. She took pride in her work and always put others above herself. Known to light up a room wherever she went, Kayla brought joy and humor to all with her contagious laughter. Her infectious smile and her loving and caring disposition will forever be remembered. Kayla enjoyed photography and capturing the beauty of the world around her. She had a passion for the city of Boston and all things Boston, especially the Red Sox. She enjoyed a variety of activities - traveling, riding her bicycle, kids movies, all things Mac, ice cream outings at the Ice Cream Barn with her little sister, A Christmas Story marathons, shopping at Vineyard Vines, the beach, and working out at the gym. Her favorite things were seafood (especially lobster), wearing her hair in a bun, the color blue, and riding in her Acura. Her morning ritual consisted of a Starbucks caramel macchiato on her train commute to school. Above all, her most treasured activity was being surrounded by her family and friends.  Donations honoring her memory to support students at Bunker Hill Community College can be made to the Kayla A. DeMello Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Washington Trust, 587 Taunton Ave, East Providence, RI 02914.

SHARMAN E. LOTT   July 6, 2016

Sharman E. Lott, age 65 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born in Taunton, she was a graduate of Taunton High School class of 1968. Sharman went to work after graduation for the Mansfield and Taunton Housing Authorities for many years. She retired to her dream of owning her own home in Horton Estates in Rehoboth. She enjoyed reading, computer games and spending time with family especially her cat, Annie. Sharman was the mother of Kimberly Fiola and her husband Chad. Sister of Michele Card and her husband James, Joseph Lott Jr. and his companion Elza Brum and the late Karen Santos and Joyce Slone.


Frances Ann (Baran) Roche, age 81 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away at Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA on July 5, 2016. Frances was the daughter of the late Joseph and Tekla (Tabak) Baran, and wife of the late Richard Roche. She was a graduate of Taunton High School and Bridgewater State College where she received her bachelor’s degree. Frances work in the mental health field for many years one of them was Taunton State Hospital in Taunton. She was the sister of Stanley and Joseph Baran both of Raynham; Michael Baran and his wife Sally of Berkley; Joan Pena and her husband James of East Taunton; and the late John Baran, Elizabeth Cwiertniewicz, Mildred Bigda and Mary Mallory. Step-mother of Frances Grant of Bryan, Ohio; Susan Crandell of Stoughton; June Lake and her husband Barry of Taunton; Sandra Jones of Colorado; and Jeanne Hunter-McCartin of Plymouth. Aunt of many nieces and nephews.


Jacyra Martins DaSilva, age 82 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on June 28th, 2016. Born In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Helena (Carneiro)and Joaquim Martins DaCosta. She had worked as a solderer for Aetna Jewelers, Inc. in Providence, RI. She is survived by a daughter Maria Resendes, and a son Manny DaSilva (wife Elizabeth) along with grandchildren Eric Resendes (wife Vure), Stephanie Resendes, and Simone DaSilva. She was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.

ANTHONY “TONY” KISHFY  June 25, 2016

Anthony W. Kishfy, age 62 of Seekonk, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, June 25, 2016, as a result of being hit head-on while riding his motorcycle approximately 2 miles from where he grew up. Anthony was born on August 16, 1953 in Central Falls, RI to Valerie (Desmarais) and Anthony A. Kishfy. He was raised in Rehoboth and attended Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.  He later resided in Seekonk until his death. Until his recent retirement, he was an employed carpenter for Pine Street Construction. Anthony was a cancer survivor and wanted to spend his retirement years enjoying life by fishing, canoeing, and riding his motorcycle. He was in a bowling league at Brunswick Bowling Alley in East Providence, RI. He is survived by his mother Valerie Kishfy of Rehoboth, sister Christine Allen of Seekonk, sister Rosalind Amaral of Rehoboth, nephew Mathew Allen, niece Jacquelyn Amaral and many god children.

ERIN E. NOBLE    June 18, 2016

Erin E. Noble, age 19 of Dighton, Massachusetts, died suddenly as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday evening June 18, 2016. She was born in Attleboro. Erin was educated in Dighton schools and was a 2015 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. Erin was attending Bristol Community College in Fall River and was also waitressing at the Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth. She was a former dance student at Spotlight and Dance Fusion Studios. She was Pop Warner cheerleader and played basketball in middle school. Erin loved animals and being with children, especially children with autism. She volunteered summers at Bridge Center in Bridgewater. She is survived by her parents, Michele (Collard) Pearce and her husband David of North Dighton and Kevin and Tricia Noble of Attleboro. Erin is the sister of Olivia Noble of North Dighton, Kayla Noble of Attleboro, and Connor Pearce, Nathan Pearce and Rylee Pearce, all of North Attleboro. Erin was the granddaughter of John and Adele Collard of North Dighton and William and Carol Noble of Mashpee, formerly of Plainville. She is niece and cousin of several.


Frederick Burgess, age 84 of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away peacefully Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born November 15, 1931 in Rehoboth.  Fred lived most of his live in Rehoboth, and became a seasonal resident of Punta Gorda in 1989 and eventual a permanent resident. After serving 2 years in the Army in Germany he worked for Fram Corp. as tool/die maker and later Department Supervisor until he retired. Fred was a dedicated volunteer fireman of South Rehoboth Fire Department for numerous years. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Society in Rehoboth. He also served many years as an usher at his Florida and Massachusetts churches. Fred enjoyed boating, fishing golfing, playing cards, traveling and loved a good party with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Mamie Burgess, sister Ann (Charles) Morris, children, Marilyn (Dave) Ritchie of Naples, FL; Stephen (Janet) Burgess of N. Grafton, MA; step children, David (Debra) Alves of Harrison, ME; Diane (Steven) Saial of Providence, RI; Nancy (Robert) Noons of Rehoboth, MA; Brian Moyer and Brook Moyer of PA, first wife Mary Burgess. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Stephanie Burgess, Stacy Pietromonaco, Clifford and Meghan Ritchie, David Alves Jr., Amanda and Matthew Saial, Nicole and Bethany Noons, Khyrstyne Moyer, Amanda McLucos, Christopher Moyer and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Mary "Hope" (Queen) Burgess, brother Robert Burgess wife Natalie Burgess and stepson Kevin Moyer. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL. 34238 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 931 Jefferson Blvd #1005, Warwick, RI 02886.


Miriam Phyllis Bush, age 96 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 12, 2016. She was born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Charles and Miriam (Dean) Ashley. She was a graduate of Westborough High School and attended the Scott Carbee School of Art in Boston. She was the wife of the late Ernest F. Bush; both were long-time residents of Rehoboth and members of the Rehoboth Congregational Church. She was previously married to the late Carl M. Maronn of CT. Phyllis was a 55-year member of the Bay State Pomona Grange, having attained 7th degree, and served the Anawan-Oakton Grange #221 as pianist for over 30 years. She was also a 65-year member of the DAR. She was known locally for her hand-sewn teddy bears and plush toys, sold at local church and craft fairs. She is survived by five children: Christopher A. Maronn of E. Taunton, MA; C. Mason Maronn of Florence, MA; Jeffrey D. Maronn of Fall River, MA; Betsy Dean of Rehoboth, MA; and Herbert C. Maronn of Rehoboth, MA; and also by step-daughter Kathleen Bush Norris of Clearwater, FL and step-son Steven Bush. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Miriam M. Levy of Slidell, LA. She also leaves her sister Ada Whitehouse of Land O Lakes, FL as well as 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donations may be made to the Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA, 02703. Burial will be private at the request of the family Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA.


Steven Clarke Robinson, age 81 of Attleboro, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Robinson) Robinson, to whom he was married for almost 60 years. Born on October 1, 1934 in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Leon N. Robinson and Dorothy A. Robinson. A lifelong resident of Attleboro and Rehoboth, he was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1953, and attended Bryant College. Steven proudly and honorably served our country in the United States Navy as a radioman second class. He worked as a lineman and in central office repair for New England Telephone Co., Lucent Technologies, and Verizon Telephone before retiring in 1990. Steven was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church in Seekonk, a longtime member of the Attleboro Advent Christian Church and Tremont Advent Christian Camp Meeting Association, where he served in many capacities to support the ministries. He was a proud member of the Masonic Order and had the privilege of serving as a master mason. Steve enjoyed woodcarving, gardening, camping and traveling, being a ham radio operator, and had taken flying lessons. He was a 23-year cancer survivor. Above all, Steven truly valued time spent with his cherished family.

In addition to his wife Joyce, he is survived by his beloved children: Julie P. Robinson-Uriot and her husband Frederick L. Uriot Jr. of Seekonk; Diane "Dee" P. (Robinson) Phillips and her husband Kevin G. Phillips of Naugatuck, Conn.; Lee J. (Robinson) Whitaker and her husband Keith P. Whitaker of Plymouth, Maine; Daniel S. Robinson and his wife Christine A. (Carley) Robinson of North Attleboro, and David C. Robinson and his wife Gail A. (Nunes) Robinson of Norton. He leaves 11 treasured grandchildren: Jessica, Desiree, Randall, Lauren, Jill, Allison, Timothy, Mary, Michael, Chelsea, and Matthew; one dear great-grandchild, Cyndee; and was looking forward to the birth of another great-grandchild. He was the brother of Phyllis (Robinson) Berdos and her husband Nicholas L. Berdos of Attleboro and the late Joanne P. Robinson. Steven leaves many nieces and nephews and his large extended family. Memorial donations may be made in Steven's name to Tremont Advent Christian Camp Meeting Association at TACCA, P.O. Box 522, Marion, MA 02738.


Theresa “Terry” LaFrance  Dubuque passed away on  June 3, 2016 at United Methodist Elder Care Center in East Providence, Rhode Island, one month shy of her 90th birthday.  She was born in Pawtucket  on July 11, 1926 to Ida Lord and Joseph O. LaFrance.  She married Charles Dubuque on September 4, 1944 and they raised their family in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. In addition to her parents Terry is predeceased by her husband Charles, her son Charles and her brothers Philip, Joseph and Louis LaFrance.  She is survived by her 5 children Mary Ann Conlan and Alton Wiley, Francis and Jocelyn Dubuque, Michael and Barbara Dubuque, Elizabeth and Robert Callahan, and William Dubuque, a daughter-in-law Sara Dubuque, 8 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, her brother Alphonse LaFrance, and her sisters Gracia Carpenter and Irene Cornell.  She owned and operated Terry’s Travel in Seekonk in the 80’s and 90’s where she made many life long friends. Terry had many loves in life in addition to her family.  She loved to travel and experience different cultures and ethnic foods.  She was an excellent baker and a true connoisseur of fine food and delectable desserts. Terry spent her last 5 years at the UMEC Winslow Gardens and Linn Health Care facility.  Her family is most appreciative of the love and skilled nursing care the staff  at Linn provided to her during this time. They all went above and beyond in providing her care and comfort, especially Goreti, the activities director, who made her life worth living every day until the very end. Interment and graveside services will be held at Mt Hope Cemetery, Swansea, Massachusetts at a later date.

SUE A. RIPLEY   June 1, 2016

Sue A. (Crabbe) Ripley, age 72 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away June 1, 2016, in Brooksville, Florida surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Wayne C. Ripley. Born in Waterville, ME, the daughter of the late Basil I. and Darlene E. (Nichols) Crabbe, she was a graduate of Unity Freedom High School in Unity, ME class of 1962. Sue worked for the Metacomet and Fall River Country Clubs for 18 years until her retirement in 2005. She is survived by three children: Christopher A. Ripley and Dawn M. Freitas, both of Rehoboth, and Mark A. Ripley and his wife Cherie of Spring Hill, FL; four grandchildren: Ryan Freitas and Wayne, Jack, and Madison Ripley; two great grandchildren Liam and Xavier Ripley; a brother, Barry Crabbe and his wife Wendy of Benton, ME; a sister, Gay Leighton and her husband Ted of Munroe, ME; three brother in laws: Gary Ripley of Ontario, CN, Gerry Demings, and Kevin Ripley and his wife Darlene, all of Nova Scotia, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.


Calvin Arthur Archard, son of Margaret I. (Dunlop) Archard and Arthur Henry Archard, and brother to the late Ronald L. Archard, died at his home in Attleboro on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Cal is survived by Jean Faulkner Archard, his wife of 62 years; three children: Susan J. Robert of Rehoboth, Nancy J. Tripp, and Christopher S. Archard; and seven grandchildren, one niece, and four nephews. He was the father of the late Jonathan (Jay) Faulkner Archard, with whom he shared his love of boating on the New England waters, where Cal sailed with his family and friends for decades. He was the consummate navigator, teaching his children and grandchildren to navigate the waters off of Westport and the Elizabeth Islands. He treasured the Westport sunsets.  Following the death of his son Jay, Cal and his wife Jean chose to explore new horizons and sunsets in Waterville Valley, N.H., where his family set forth on a new direction, skiing alongside him on his favorite Old Tecumseh trail. Always surrounded by family and friends, Cal's spirit touched many. Most in town knew Cal as the owner of London's Inc., a downtown Attleboro department store, which launched satellite shops known as Jonathan's Alley, Christopher's Corner, The Studio, London's West and Jonathan's of Canton. Calvin was a merchant by trade, embracing the long hours, people and fashion of the retail industry. He began his career as a part-time Christmas employee at Floyd's of Attleboro, a London's partner store, while in college. He remained committed to the Attleboro community throughout his life. Cal was a 1945 graduate of Attleboro High School. After one semester at Providence College, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force. Cal spoke passionately and remained appreciative of the GI Bill, which enabled him to attend and graduate from Bryant College in 1950. Throughout his life in Attleboro, he was an active and loyal citizen, serving as chairman of fundraising for United Way, president of the Rotary Club, Attleboro Man of the Year, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and downtown Attleboro Revitalization Committee and a member of the Murray Unitarian Universalist Church. Donations in his name may be made to the Attleboro Rotary Charities Foundation, P.O. Box 635, Attleboro, MA 02703, or to the Attleboro YMCA, 63 North Main St., Attleboro.

DORMAN “BUTCH” SEARLE   May 30, 2016

Dorman “Butch” Searle, age 72 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts died Monday, May 30, 2016.  He was the beloved husband of the late Lynne (Crowinshield) Searle. He was born in Providence the son of the late Dorman and Myrtle (Crapo) Searle and lived in East Providence until moving to Rehoboth. Butch was a Field Service Engineer for various companies until retiring. He is survived by two sons, Todd and his wife Kelly (Pollard) Searle, Trevor and his wife Karen (Tomany) Searle both of Rehoboth, a daughter Tammy and her husband Gary Davis of Jericho, Vermont and 7 grandchildren.

ROBERT A. “BUTCH” “BOB” CAPELLO   May 29, 2016

Robert A. “Butch/Bob” Capello, age 69 of Rumford, Rhode Island, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 29, 2016. He left this world with an abundance of love and peace. He was the loving husband of Louise M. (Amaral) Capello. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Manuel “Cap” and Mary (Lorenzo) Capello. Butch was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Following his service, he was an Account Executive for AT&T for twenty-seven years before he retired. Butch had no greater joy in his life than his family. He was the love of Louise’s life, her rock and best friend. His unconditional love for his children and grandchildren was infinite. He was a man of unparalleled integrity, generosity, loyalty and patriotism. His interminable spirit and limitless joy filled every room in which he entered. He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church where he loved being a part of the choir. He was a true EP Townie; an All-State East Providence High School football player that scored the winning touchdown on Thanksgiving Day in the last game of his High School career. He attended Peru Sate College in Nebraska. A huge Patriots and Red Sox fan, he always loved golfing and belonged to many civic organizations. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Tricia L. Gahagan and her husband Ben of Newbury, MA; one son, Gregory A. Capello and his wife Kate of Seekonk; two grandchildren, Megan Capello and Roland Gahagan; three sisters, Brenda Crandall of Rehoboth, Deborah Westcoat and Mary Westcoat both of Taunton; and four brothers, Raymond Capello of PA, Manuel Capello of Iowa, Peter Capello of East Providence and Arthur Capello of NH. Contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation or Shriners Hospitals for Children.


George Washington Bacon, Jr., age 93 of Goshen, New Hampshire, formerly of Rehoboth, MA, passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly on May 26, 2016 at home. He was the husband for 70 years of Geraldine (Towne) Bacon and the father of Heidi Wilcox, with whom he lived, and Gail Stewart and her husband Al Bettencourt of Pascoag, RI and the father of the late George W. Bacon, III. He was the grandfather of Jesse Wilcox of Keene, NH and brother of John Edward Bacon of Lilesville, NC and is survived by several nieces nephews. He was the brother of the late Martha Wyatt. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to North Shore Animal League of America,, 16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY.


Lorraine Irene Rosa of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was married to William.  There will be no calling hours and her burial will be private.  Please omit flowers.

ANN M. KEITH   May 16, 2016

Ann M. Keith, age 80 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Lifecare of Attleboro. Born on December 28, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Borucinski) McGann. She attended North Attleboro High School and graduated in 1953. While living in North Attleboro, Ann was an accounts manager at the North Attleboro Electric Co. for 29 years before retiring in 1996. Mrs. Keith loved to golf and was a longtime member of Highland Country Club in Attleboro where she served as a board member. She enjoyed her winter home in Bradenton, Fla. and took pleasure in arts and crafts and reading. Ann was the mother of Bradley Keith and wife Susan of Rehoboth. Loving grandmother to: Kristopher Keith and Courtney of North Attleboro; Bradley Keith and Kristy of Oceanside, Calif., and Jonathan Keith and Stephanie of Peekskill, N.Y. Wonderful great-grandmother to: Kayla, Makenzie, Emily, Kaycee, Cameron, and Chase Keith. She was also survived by her sister Alaine Bradley of Little Compton, R.I. and Florida. Ann was predeceased by three sisters: Eleanor Gaw, Martha Barney, and Mary Carr. Conations may be made to the Armed Services Foundation, 16 N Carolina Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, or at

JANET R. (MOYNIHAN) SILVA   May 13, 2016

Janet R. (Moynihan) Silva, age 67, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Simone (Jusseaume) Moynihan, she lived in Swansea for many years. A graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, she attended Pondville School of Nursing in Walpole, MA. A dedicated nurse, she worked at Country Gardens Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Swansea for 30 years before retiring in 2011. She is survived by one son, Joseph M. Silva: one brother, Robert Moynihan and his wife Donna; one niece, Laura L. Moynihan and one nephew, Michael D. Moynihan.  Contributions may be made in her memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, 270 Farmington Ave., suite 218, Farmington, CT 06032.


James (Jim) Francis Cassidy Sr., 95, formerly of Rehoboth, Mass. and Lisbon, N.H., passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Attleboro. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio and was the son of the late John A. and Mary (Traynor) Cassidy. He is predeceased by two brothers, John A. and Joseph Cassidy. He was married to the late Ann H. (Alger) Cassidy. He is survived by his wife of the last 35 years, Abbie (Gibeault)-Reynolds-Cassidy. Jim is survived by his four children and their spouses: James F. Jr. and wife Gail Cassidy of Attleboro, Kathleen A. and husband Antone Roderick of Dighton, Patricia A. and husband Fred Fagundes of Rehoboth, and Thomas M. Cassidy of Taunton. He is survived by seven stepchildren and their spouses: Gail and Steve Stack of North Attleboro, Sara-Lynn Reynolds of Attleboro, Charles F Reynolds III of North Attleboro, Patricia and Jack Rioux of Raymond, N.H., Elizabeth and Tom Schofield of North Attleboro, Matthew J. Reynolds of St. Albans, Maine, and Pamela Reynolds of Attleboro. He is predeceased by his stepson Mark A. Reynolds. He was a beloved grandfather to six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. Jim was a graduate of Attleboro High School and Boston University. He served in World War II as a Navy pilot flying a Corsair. He piloted the last plane off the USS Benjamin Franklin just seconds before the carrier was bombed by the enemy. After the war, he returned to Attleboro as a physical education teacher and assistant coach to his mentor Howard Tozier. After a short time, he landed a position as athletic director and phys ed teacher in Swansea, where he was also the head football and basketball coach. He won numerous titles and had many winning seasons, and was presented with a key to the Town of Swansea. With mixed emotions, he left Swansea to return to Attleboro where he took the position of phys ed director for the Attleboro School System. He also took over the head football and basketball coaching positions with the blessing of his longtime friend Bill Madden. During his 20-year span as a coach in Attleboro, he led his teams to many winning seasons in both football and basketball. He was inducted into both the Case Hall of Fame and Attleboro Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame where Patriots Coach Chuck Fairbanks spoke on his behalf at the Copley Plaza in Boston. Coach Cassidy was honored along with Howard Tozier when the Attleboro High School Athletic Field was named the Tozier-Cassidy Field. After his retirement in 1980, he moved with his wife Abbie to Florida, and then 10 years later returned north to New Hampshire where they lived among the mountains above the Ammonoosuc River. A golf course surrounded their new home, and he happily golfed until age 88. In his final years, you could find him relaxing on his deck with his wife and best friend Abbie. The "deck" was a place where many friends and family could also be found visiting. Jim really enjoyed his life to the fullest. Donations in his name may be made to the MA Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.


Allyson (Smith) Chemelowski, 44, of Rehoboth, passed away, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Gene Chemelowski. Allyson was born in Taunton and was a daughter of the late Clifford R. Smith and Paula (Fitzgerald) Smith. Allyson was employed as a dispatcher for both the Rehoboth and Seekonk police and fire departments for many years. She also served on the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee, the Rehoboth Council on Aging and was a member of the Rehoboth Women’s Lions Club. Allyson loved animals, was an avid Patriots fan, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her brother, Clifford Smith and his wife Terri of Raynham; sisters, Tanya Smith and Valarie Smith Shough and her husband Neil all of Florida; a stepson, Jared Hancock and his wife Jenny of W. Warwick, R.I.; stepdaughters, Amy and Laura Chemelowski both of Warren, R.I., and several nieces and nephews. Donations in her name may be made to the Rehoboth Animal Shelter 148 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769.

YVETTE L. ACHESON  April 30, 2016

Yvette L. ( Petit) Acheson, 88 years old, died in Longmeadow of Taunton on Saturday evening, April 30, 2016. She was born in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Edmund and Cordelia ( Ricard) Petit. She was educated in Our Lady of Consolation School in Pawtucket. Yvette was a former member of St. Paul’s Church now St. Andrews Church in Taunton. Her family formerly lived on Tremont Street after having moved there in 1966. She worked for many years at TI in Attleboro and then she was a real estate agent for Hutchinson Realty in Taunton and Dodd Realty in Raynham and Cape Cod. She retired as Manager of Human Relations for Augut Company after having worked there for 25 years. She was the widow of William Acheson and she is the mother of Cherrie Acheson and her husband Ernest Hallquist of Rehoboth and William Acheson and his wife Paula of Sewickly, PA. Yvette was also the mother of the late Kevin Acheson. Yvette is the grandmother off Brooke Dwyer, Bridget Hillsberg, Kevin, Jr, Alexandra and Steven Acheson, Matthew Feedor, Clayton, Olivia and Keely Acheson. She is the great grandmother of Jack, Riley and Finn Acheson and Benjamin Hillsberg. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Brymar Ave., Chicago, IL 60631.

LUKE A. DISALVO  April 30, 2016

Luke A. DiSalvo, age 26, suddenly at his home on Saturday morning, April 30, 2016, due to respiratory complications. Born at Ft Bragg, NC, he was the son of Robin Turner DiSalvo of North Dighton and the late Michael DiSalvo. He was a 2007 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School were he played varsity football and baseball. Luke was a Dighton Fire Explorer. While at D-R he attained a college prep degree and a vocational drafting degree. He attended UMass Dartmouth. He was employed as LSW1 for Seven Hills Corporation in Plymouth at the time of his death. Luke enjoyed fishing, skiing and camping. Besides his mother Robin Turner of Dighton he is survived by his brothers Matthew DiSalvo of Taunton and Zachary DiSalvo of North Dighton. He is also survived by his girlfriend Bethany Afonso of Fall River. He is the nephew and cousin of several. Donations in his memory may be made to the Taunton Animal Shelter, 821 West Water Street, Taunton, MA.


Catherine M. (McKeown) Williams, wife of the late Frederick Williams Jr. died surrounded by her family in her home in Raynham at the age of 82 on April 19, 2016. Born in Brockton, Catherine was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Brown) McKeown. She was a graduate of Bridgewater High School class of 1951and Brockton School of Nursing in 1954 where she received her RN license. Catherine worked for Brockton Hospital in the maternity ward for sixteen years and after that worked for Bridgewater State College Infirmary. Catherine was on the Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical High Schools School Committee for 27 years. She was the mother of Frederick Williams III in Taunton, Timothy Williams and his wife Deborah of Rehoboth and the late Scott Williams. Grandmother of Christopher Blanchard, Christopher Miller, Kyle & Chelsea Williams, CyAnn & Corrine Williams, Nathaniel & Sophia Williams. Sister of Rose Bunker of Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.


Susan Margaret (Hopkins) Rowse of Rehoboth, MA peacefully passed away on April 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a long, courageous battle fighting cancer for over one year. Susan was born December 21, 1949 and was the daughter of Peg (Cruickshank) Hopkins and the late Oliver Hopkins, Jr. of Seekonk, MA. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ted Rowse, and their three loving daughters; Melanie, wife of Ronald Reed, Erin, wife of Dustin Botelho, and Caitlyn Rowse. Her daughters will always remember their mother for her love, support, and teaching them how to always be happy. Susan is the Grandmother of four wonderful children; Brittany Elizabeth Reed, Madison Amanda Reed, Courtney Ryan Botelho, and Ethan Rowse Botelho. They will always remember her as their "Crazy Grammy". Susan is survived by two brothers; Stephen O. Hopkins and his wife Lisa of Westport, MA and Robert B. Hopkins and his wife Susan of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Susan is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Susan graduated from Seekonk High School, class of 1967 and attended Johnson & Wales. She worked for many years as a secretary to the Director of Special Needs for the Seekonk School Department as well as a secretary at Palmer River Elementary School in Rehoboth. Sue had a love for painting and spending summers at their home in Dennisport, MA. Her fun and carefree spirit touched everyone she was with. She will be remembered as always laughing and will forever make her loved ones smile.  Gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Southcoast VNA Hospice and Palliative Care in memory of Susan Rowse.

MARY E. (EVANGELHO) COREY  April 16, 2016

Mary E. (Evangelho) Corey of North Dighton, wife of the late William H. Corey, died at Morton Hospital on April 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. Born in Dighton, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Rosa (Coelho) Evangelho. Raised and educated in the Dighton area, Mary was a 1944 graduate of the former Dighton High School. She was a homemaker for most of her adult life. A communicant of North Dighton’s St. Nicholas of Myra Church, she was a member of the Women’s Guild and also the Dighton Seniors. She enjoyed yard work, gardening, and Bingo. Mary especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include two sons, William J. Corey and his wife Susan of Bourne and Robert M. Corey and his wife Kimberly of North Dighton; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Paul and her husband Butch of Somerset, Susan M. Taylor of Rehoboth and Katherine M. Steidinger and her husband John of Port Orange, FL; two sisters, Rose Silva of North Dighton and Vivian Martin of Longwood, FL; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, B.J., Meghan, Joey, Shannon, Nicole and Morgan; a great grandchild, Lily; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Manuel and John Evangelho, and the mother-in-law of the late Michael Taylor. Memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice.

ALVIN SMILEY  April 15, 2016

Alvin Smiley, age 82 of Rehoboth, MA passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016. He was the loving husband of the late Wilma I. Smiley. Alvin was born in Providence, RI and was the son of the late Albert F. and Estelle (Baker). Alvin was the beloved father of Lori A. Sullivan, Amy L. Smiley and Michael J. Smiley. Alvin was also the grandfather of Robert Sullivan, Ian and Paige Smiley and Phillip Rouillard, III. Alvin was a United States Army Veteran and worked as a union Carpenter for many years. Memorial gifts may be donated to Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, c/o VA Medical Center (135), 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence RI 02908.

RICHARD CORDEIRO  April 15, 2016

Richard Cordeiro, age 78 of Perennial Drive in Cranston, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 15, 2016. He was the beloved husband for 33 years of Carolyn A. (Gasbarro) Cordeiro. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Helen E. (Vitacolonna) Cordeiro. Richard was a correctional office for the RI Dept. of Corrections for 35 years before retiring. He was a Sergeant and paratrooper in the U.S. Army for six years with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam era. Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of Joseph Cordeiro and his wife Roberta of Rehoboth, MA; Richard “Rick” Cordeiro and his wife Donna of California; Scott Cordeiro of Seekonk, MA; stepchildren, Elizabeth Manzo, MD and her husband Vark Markarian; Vincent Castaldi and his partner Joao Filho; and David Castaldi, all of Cranston.  He was the loving grandfather of five; and loving great-grandfather of nine. He also is survived by his brothers, Anthony “Bill” Cordeiro of Arizona and Bob Cordeiro of Massachusetts; and his former wife Janice Cordeiro of MA. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd. – Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

VINCENT “VINNY” J. RUSSO  April 13, 2016

Vincent “Vinny” J. Russo, age 85 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away April 13, 2016 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro.  He was the husband of Anita (Bonneau) Russo.  Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Filomena (Carozzolo) Russo.  Vinny was a professional susician, and was a member of the Army National Guard 88th Army Band from 1949-1952. 

JAMES A. SILVA  April 12, 2016

James A. Silva, age 58 of Warren, RI died Tuesday April 12, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Kaiser) Silva. Mr. Silva was a carpenter for the A-1 Builders for over 20 years. He has lived in Warren for five years coming from Rehoboth and previously Warren. He enjoyed fishing and watching science fiction shows. James is survived by his former wife, Louise (Erickson) Silva. He is also survived by his sons Isaiah Silva of Attleboro, MA; Shane Silva of Seekonk, MA; and daughter Jessica Silva of Warren. He was the brother of David Silva and his wife Linda of Rehoboth. James was the grandfather of Janel Olson of Warren; Noah, Tanner, and Isaiah Silva of Attleboro, and Aaden and Logan Silva of Seekonk.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Joshua-Ian Olson.

HENRY “HANK” NICKSON   April 12, 2016

Henry “Hank” Nickson, age 75 of Swansea, MA, died April 12, 2016 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Patricia (Morel) Nickson. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late James and Anna (Tretton) Nickson. He was a self employed printer and was an avid golf enthusiast. In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his daughters; Cheryl Goulart and Pattie Ciallella both of Swansea, Theresa Sousa and Michelle Conway both of Rehoboth, Lisa Nickson of Pawtucket and 12 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Agnes Flanagan, James Nickson, Jack Nickson and Michael Nickson. Contributions in his memory may be made to Beacon Hospice.

NINA E. MELLO  April 8, 2016

Nina E. Mello, daughter of Jerry and Lola (Jorgensen) Mello died suddenly at the age of 22 on April 8, 2016.  Nina was born in Falmouth and resided in Wareham all of her life. She was a graduate of Wareham High School class of 2012 and she received her Associates degree from Cape Cod Community College in 2015. Nina is survived by her sister Amber Mello of Wareham. Her grandparents Bente Jorgensen of Taunton and John and Jean Mello of Taunton. Aunt of Piper Jade Lipscomb of Wareham. Niece of Jimmy Mello and his wife Beverly of Taunton, Jeffrey Mello of Wareham, Jane LaPlante and her husband Bill of Rehoboth, Joey Mello of Taunton, Birte Jorgensen and her husband Guido of NY, Nanna Jorgensen and her husband Saeed of Taunton and Ronald Jorgensen of Denmark. Donations in Nina’s memory may be made to East Wareham Animal Shelter, 3086 Cranberry Hwy, East Wareham, MA, 02538.


James Patrick Anthony, age 61 of Rehoboth, MA passed away on April 4, 2016.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, Swansea, MA.

RUTH L. (BLANCHETTE) DUPERE   March 28, 2016

Ruth L. (Blanchette) Dupere, age 91 of Rehoboth, MA, formerly of Somerset, MA, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center in Somerset. She was the wife of the late Louis C. Dupere. Ruth was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Wilfred H. and Emma Blanchette. She was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1942. Ruth attended Framingham State Teacher’s College and went onto graduate from the F.G. Allen School of Business in Fall River. Mrs. Dupere was a co-owner of and employed as a secretary-bookkeeper at both G&W Foundry Co., Inc. and Blanchette & Lund Foundry Co. in Rehoboth. Ruth was a substitute teacher and volunteered at the Palmer River Grammar School in Rehoboth. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Seekonk. Ruth enjoyed sewing, cooking, and had a life-long love of animals and nature. Mrs. Dupere was a seventy-year member of her Girl Scout Troop in Somerset. Survivors include her daughters: Janet C. Loranger of Manchester, CT; and Phyllis A. Dupere of Rehoboth; grandchildren: Kristin M. Loranger, Marc A. Loranger and his wife Shannon, and great grandson: Graham M. Loranger all of Connecticut; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the great grandmother of the late John A. Loranger. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, P.O. Box 519, Seekonk, MA 02771.


Rose Marie (Costa) Moitozo, age 94 formerly of Holmes Street in Rehoboth, MA and Punta Gorda, FL, died early Easter morning, March 27, 2016 at the Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Joseph G. Moitozo. Born March 9, 1922 in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Vito and Josephine (Bombaci) Costa. She leaves her four children: Sandra DaCosta of East Providence; Daniel Moitozo also of East Providence; Robert Moitozo and his wife Terri of Rehoboth; and Joseph Moitozo Jr. of South Dakota.  She leaves her grandchildren: Serena, Alexander, and Nolan and his wife Hannah; her great granddaughter, Callie Rose; and a brother, John Costa of Pawtucket. She was also the grandmother of the late Robert Joseph Moitozo Jr. and the sister of the late Francito Costa, Victoria Arone, Frank Costa, Joseph Costa and Humberto Costa.  Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 No. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

DONALD F. McGURN   March 21, 2016

Donald F. McGurn , age 72, a resident of Rehoboth since 1968, died at home on Monday, March 21, 2016 after a brave and gracious battle with cancer. He was the husband of Carol (Nunes) McGurn. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Everett (Skip) McGurn and the late Lillian (Cordeau) McGurn. Until retirement he was an examiner for the National Credit Union Administration. He also served in Vietnam with Rhode Island National Guard 107th Signal Company, a camaraderie that continues through reunions with mementos of the bond forged so long ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bryan McGurn of North Dighton, and Patrick McGurn of Seekonk, two grandchildren, Matthew McGurn and Cassidy McGurn, his brother, James McGurn of East Providence, and his two sisters, Patricia Emma of North Providence and Judith Dodd of Riverside. He was beloved by family and friends, a very good human being.

MICHAEL J. FLYNN   March 20, 2016

Michael J. Flynn, age 53, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Rehoboth, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home. Michael was born on May 17, 1962, a son of Beverly (McManus) Flynn of Rehoboth and the late John Flynn. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, and had worked for the City of Attleboro. Besides his loving mother Beverly, Michael is survived by his children, Justin Flynn of Seekonk, and Randi Flynn of Lowell, MA. He was also the brother of Jo-Ann Greene of Attleboro, Diane Newnum of Indiana, and Susanne McManus of Rhode Island. Mr. Flynn leaves his loving companion Brenda Fournier. Memorial gifts in Michael's memory made to a charity of one's choice, would be deeply appreciated.


Pauline Marie Carpenter, age 71, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Attleboro, MA.  She was the loving wife of the late Ernest Carpenter who died on November 17, 2014. Born in Attleboro on November 18, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Henri Dube and Rosemarie (Gerdron) Dube.  A graduate of Dighton High School Class of 1962 before attending beauty school in Pawtucket and worked for more than 30 years as a hairdresser and owned Pauline’s Beauty Salon in Rehoboth. She resided in Attleboro for the past nine years, having previously lived in Rehoboth her entire life. A deeply spiritual and religious woman, she was a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Attleboro where she served as a CCD teacher and Eucharistic Minister.  She could often be found organizing and working at the church bazaars.  She enjoyed painting and spending time at the Rehoboth Senior Center.  Above all, Pauline’s greatest joy was her beloved family. She is survived by her beloved son Donald S. Carpenter and his wife Carminda R. (Barbosa) Carpenter of Rehoboth; four cherished grandchildren: Darian T., Malick E., Nayalie P.N., and Nias S. Carpenter; her dear sister, Gloria M. (Dube) Sadlier and her husband Raymond A. Sadlier of Rehoboth; and many nieces and nephews.  She was the Godmother of Lynn Marie Sadlier, Holly Ann Hicks, and Mathiew R. Sadlier. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in Pauline's memory.

THOMAS “TOM” PAZIS   March 17, 2016

Thomas “Tom” Pazis was born in Athens, Greece on March 1, 1941 and died at home in Rehoboth, MA on March 17, 2016. Tom’s major lifetime accomplishment was to have met, fallen in love and marrying Karen E. Campbell. He was her most devoted fan and she was the most loving and loyal wife. Tom was lucky to have experienced great educational opportunities. Early on he attended Athens College – a prep school – and then earned two degrees at Cornell University – a bachelor’s and a master’s in Electrical Engineering. His career involved him in many interesting projects, mainly in the area of Oceanographic and Marine Research & Development. He was also a co-inventor of a patent for an automatic control system to correct textile machinery malfunctions. Tom started his professional career in 1966 working for Texas Instruments in Attleboro, in the development of electronic control systems. In the 1970’s he primarily worked at the University of Rhode Island as a manager at the Graduate School of Oceanography maintaining, developing and testing equipment and systems in Marine Research, both at sea and land locations. In the 1980’s he was an engineering manager with a contractor at the Newport Navy Base pursuing similar interests. In the 1990’s he was president of Engineering Synthesis, Inc. expanding his contributions to safety & security of high tech equipment.  He thoroughly enjoyed sailing in small sailboats and his love of the sea eventually evolved into cruise ship sailing and serious world traveling with his beloved wife Karen. Having traveled in all continents, except Antarctica, he enjoyed the local customs, cultures and food. Tom was very proud of his United States citizenship, his sponsorship of 45 years with Save the Children, and his involvement of 11 years as a volunteer tax preparer with AARP and the local communities. Tom’s aim in life was not to be so much a man of success but a man of value. He appreciated many valued and loyal friendships over the years. In lieu of donations, Tom requests that you participate in an activity that you enjoy.

ILENE J. (FORTIN) BROWN   March 17, 2016

Ilene J. (Fortin) Brown, age 82, a lifelong resident of Seekonk, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Ft. Myers, FL. She was the beloved wife of Allen E. Brown Sr. for 59 years. Born in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Exelia (Gouyette) Fortin. Ilene worked for the Seekonk Police Department for 25 years under four police chiefs, retiring in 1997. She was a member of various civil committees and booster clubs in Seekonk. Ilene was a gymnast in her early years and participated in water aerobics for many years. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, and winters in Florida. Besides her loving husband. Ilene leaves four sons: Stephen D. Brown and his wife Rose of Rehoboth, Douglas A. Brown and his wife Eileen of Seekonk, Thomas W. Brown and his wife Lynda of Rehoboth, and Allen E. Brown Jr. and his wife Mary of Rehoboth; 15 grandchildren: Jennifer (Brown) Majewski, Douglas Jr., Adam, Holly (Brown) Cartin, Chelsea, Kelly, Mitchell, Thomas, Madaline, Samuel, Genevieve and Ava Brown, and Cassie, Joseph and Jacob Teixeira; a great-granddaughter Morgan Majewski, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Raymond and Donald Fortin, Rita Paquin, Beatrice Dargis, Theresa Teixeira and Claire Dean. Memorial gifts to Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., #231, Boston, MA 02111 will be appreciated.


Robert Pete Cummings, age 85, passed away in Norton surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Betty Gurney and the devoted father of Valerie Cummings and her husband Timothy Andrews of Concord, MA and Lance Cummings and his wife Barbara of Rehoboth, MA. He was the much-loved grandfather of Brett Andrews of Chicago, IL; Brian Cummings of Bristol, RI; Tyler Andrews of Arlington, VA and Kevin Cummings of Rehoboth, MA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his devoted caregiver Mary Bassick. Pete was born in North Dighton, MA, the son of the late Wilford and Jennie Cummings. He attended the University of Rhode Island, served in the US Coast Guard and worked for New England Telephone, retiring in 1989, after 39 years with the company. Retiring to Canaan, NH he was a board member of the Canaan Historical Society, a member of the VFW, Cardigan Mountain Snowmobile Club, Canaan Crusaders and was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Pete also enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing and hunting.


Gale (Stevens) (Crowell) Pray, age 59 of Rehoboth, MA passed away at home peacefully on March 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born August 7, 1956 to the late Lester B Stevens & M. Deloris Stevens of Barrington, RI, she was the beloved wife of William Pray of Rehoboth. Gale was the mother of three children Sarah (Crowell) Stringer, and her husband Ian Stringer, Leah Crowell and her boyfriend Keith Mosher and the late Nathan Crowell, all of Riverside, RI. In addition she had two step-sons Jared Pray (Jessica) of Hopkinton, MA and Jacob Pray (Carlynn) of East Greenwich, RI. Gale loved being with her six grandchildren, Jackson, Evan, Emma, Riley, Kylie, and Mackenzie. At the time of her passing she was excitedly expecting her seventh grandson Maxx Gale, arriving in June. Gale loved spending time with friends and family. In fact many would agree that she was certainly the “life of the party.” She loved the outdoors, riding motorcycles, camping, and traveling. Always there to lend a helping hand, giving back and running fundraising events for friends and family was a favorite part of her life.  Donations can be made in Gale’s memory to the Nathan D. Crowell Memorial Fund, 6 Roseland Court, Riverside RI 02915 would be greatly appreciated.

CRAIG A. ERICKSON   March 3, 2016

Craig A. Erickson, age 49 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died in his home on March 3, 2016 surrounded by his wife and loving family and friends. He was the husband of Joanne (Deroin) Erickson and was a 1984 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School. Craig was born in Providence, son of Alice (Madsen) Erickson of Rehoboth and the late Charles Erickson. Craig was employed as a maintenance man for Signature Printing Co., in East Providence. He was a car buff who enjoyed going to car shows. Enjoyed a good clam boil and was loved by his family and friends. Besides his wife and mother, Craig is survived by his five sisters: Marcia Erickson of Tiverton, R.I., Ellen Almeida of Taunton, Louise Silva of Seekonk, Karen Dutra of Seekonk and Mette Erickson-Travis of Rehoboth. He is also the brother in law and uncle to several. He has many adopted family members.

MARK ROSE   March 2, 2016

Mark J. Rose, husband of Amy E. (Burke) Rose of North Dighton, MA, died unexpectedly on March 2, 2016. He was 47. Born in Taunton, he was the son of Rose Marie (Motta) Rose and the late Alfred J. Rose. A graduate of Bridgewater State College, he served in the Gulf War with the United States Marine Corp. Mark was employed by Harvard Medical School as the Operations Manager. A communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church, he loved woodworking, volunteering with the Boys Scouts of America, Tae Kwon Do, fishing, and camping. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Brayden, Benjamin, and Brooke Rose, all of North Dighton; two sisters, Beth Gould and her husband Jeffrey of Attleboro, Christine Correia and her husband Mario of North Dighton; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

DREW JEFFREY MCCALL   February 26, 2016

Drew Jeffrey McCall of Oakridge Avenue passed away Friday, February, 26, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, a day before his 20th birthday. He was the beloved son of Judy (Preston) and her husband Jim Hanlon of North Attleboro and Jeffrey McCall and his girlfriend Rachel Gaudet of Rehoboth. Drew was born February 27, 1996 in Providence and was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro. He was a 2015 graduate of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin and was attending UTI (University Technical Institute) in Norwood for a degree as a diesel mechanic. Drew loved working on cars, video games and hanging out with his friends. He also loved football and was a huge Boston Bruins fan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Donna and David Jurdak of North Attleboro, and Timothy and Christine McCall of Florida, and maternal grandparents Kathy and Jeffrey Roach of Attleboro; brothers, Brandon Zarba and Shane McCall, both of North Attleboro; stepsisters Amanda and Megan Hanlon, both of North Attleboro; a niece, Natalie Zarba; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was grandson of the late Richard Preston. Donations may be made to the Drew McCall Family Fund, c/o Bristol County Savings Bank, 96 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02763.

VIRGINIA (ALESSANDRI) DAY   February 25, 2016

Virginia (Alessandri) Day, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was 100. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony "Tony" Day. Born on Jan. 29, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Maria (Ginesi) Alessandri. Virginia was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. She was well known by her family and friends for her Italian cooking and baking. Her survivors include two sons, Anthony Day and his wife Sandra of Rehoboth and William Day of Mansfield; a sister, Elia Young and her husband Merle; six grandchildren: Christopher Day and his wife Egidia, Lauren Desrosiers, Kevin Day, Elizabeth Masse and her husband Michael, Anthony Day and his wife Rebekah, and Maria Botsch and her husband Frederick. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM “BILL” ROSA   February 14, 2016

William “Bill” Rosa, 85, of Rehoboth, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at home. Beloved husband of Lorraine (Marques) Rosa, he was born in Providence, son of the late Manuel and Gertrude (Martin) Rosa. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Rosa was a retired Teamster Union member who worked many years as a truck driver for Clifford Metals Sales in Providence. A loving and devoted husband and father, Bill lived a simple life and had a passion for family, cooking and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Besides his wife of 62 years , Bill is survived his children, Debbie Rose, William R. and Leslie Rosa; his grandchildren, David Paparella, Lyndsey Daigneault, Jason Rosa, Jessica Ribeiro, Shelby and Karly Bianco; his great grandchildren, Devin, Mia, Liana, and Bennett; a brother, Raymond Rosa; several nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late Arlene Simoes.

HELEN (DEWARE) BOKOWSKY   February 10, 2016

Helen (Deware) Bokowsky, age 84 of Brook Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts died surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday evening, February 10, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Michael Bokowsky. Born October 1, 1931 in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Eva (Sprague) Deware. She is survived by her 5 children, Carol Kirkpatrick and her husband William of Barrington, RI; Janet Gendreau and her husband Roland of Bristol, RI; Michele Dewey and her husband James of Seekonk, MA; Gail Bokowsky Rego and her fiancé Ray Ardente of North Providence; and Michael Bokowsky and his wife Patricia of Tiverton, RI; her 6 grandchildren: Matthew, Daniel, Katie, Jaclyn, Tyler and Emma; her great grandchildren: Kolten and Kamdyn; and her sisters, Marjorie Maris of New Jersey and Anna Deware of East Providence. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Freeman and Allen Deware, and also her beloved pet and friend, Libby. Honoring Helen's lifelong advocacy for animals donations in her memory are greatly appreciated to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915.

KENNETH A. KENYON    February 7, 2016

Kenneth A. Kenyon, age 63 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Heather (Moffet) Kenyon.  Kenneth was born in Pawtucket, RI, a son of Jack Kenyon and the late Eileen (Jodat) Kenyon.  he was the president of the Kenyon Insurance Agency in Seekonk.  Kenneth was a loving and caring person devoted to his family and a proud foster parent. He enjoyed spinning wool and was a member of the RI Spinners Guild.  He was also passionate about all his hobbies, and was an outstanding husband.  He will be missed by many. Along with Heather, his loving wife of over 12 years, he is survived by his children Scott Kenyon, Thomas Kenyon, both of Rhode Island; step-son Sean Norris of Florida; Jennifer Eltahan of New Jersey; Morganne Knoop of RI; and step-daughter Meghanne Miller of Kentucky. He was the grandfather of eight and brother of Lynne Chelo of RI. Memorial gifts in his memory can be made to the Adolescent Foster Care Support Group DCF 1, Washington Street, Suite 21, Taunton MA 02780.

CHRISTINE R. SOREL    February 2, 2016

Christine R. Sorel, age 48 of Rehoboth, MA, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.She is survived by her two sons, Michael King and Trevor King, both of Rehoboth; her grandson, Liam; and her mother, Monica E. Sorel, of Providence, RI. She also is survived by sisters Bernadette Clegg and Ann-Margaret Proulx of Rehoboth; her brothers Brian Desrosiers of Spring Hill, FL; and Glenn Desrosiers of Rehoboth; as well as a nephew and several nieces. Born in Pawtucket, Christine was raised in Attleboro, later moving to the Lewiston, Maine region when her children were young. She returned to the local area after 10 years, living in Plainville, Milford and Attleboro. Most recently, she moved to Rehoboth with her family, enjoying life on a farm raising her chickens, riding her horse and walking the local trails. Christine's love of life was evident in everything that she did, and no more so than when she was with family and friends, or working in a barn and riding horses. She was taken from us far too early after fighting a terminal illness over this last year, but through it all she continued to show the tenacity, humor and strength that made her so special to those who knew her. Please consider a donation to either the Community VNA Hospice, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA, or Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, 59 Summer Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


Dorothy Grace (Bache) Bullock, age 90 of Rehoboth, MA, a retired public school employee, died Monday  February 1 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.  She was the wife of the late Harris B. Bullock. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Christine Gora (Kennedy) Bache. She was the mother of Robert H. Bullock of Rehoboth.  Dorothy lived in Rehoboth for 69 years and was employed by the Rehoboth School System. During WW II, she was an Operator for Bell Telephone. In retirement, Dorothy established the Village Quilters and enjoyed the friendship and support of the quilters for over 30 years. She was also a volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. Memorial gifts may be directed to: Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

JOHN W. “BILL” CRAFFORD, JR.   January 16, 2016

John W. "Bill" Crafford Jr.,  age 95, passed peacefully at Pen Bay Medical Center on Saturday, January 16, 2016 following a brief illness. He was the widower of Ruth A. (Harrington) Crafford. Born in Providence, RI on December 3, 1920, he was the eldest son of John W. Crafford and Mary (O’Donnell) Crafford. Bill was a World War II veteran who was instrumental in establishing the Amvets chapter in Rehoboth, MA after that war. He was an avid outdoorsman throughout his life, at one time owning a sporting goods business in Paramount, Calif. He hunted and fished both coasts and areas in between. He was known to let his sons play hooky from school on the opening days of hunting and fishing seasons. Bill’s exceptional mechanical aptitude led him to a career in research and development in the jewelry industry in the Providence, RI area. He was responsible for several patents. He and Ruth retired to Rochester, NH where they resided for many years before moving to Rockland in 2014. In addition to his wife of 71 years, Ruth, and his parents, Bill was predeceased by a son, John W. Crafford III, a sister, Patricia Fredette, and a brother, Robert Crafford. He is survived by sons Charles Crafford and his wife, Morna, of Rockland and Robert Crafford of Rochester, N.H. He is also survived by four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sprague, of Tampa, Fla.; nieces, nephews and friends from throughout his life.  No further information was released.

JON SCOTT TRUESDALE   January 11, 2016

Jon Scott Truesdale, age 51, passed away on Jan. 11, 2016 after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of the Attleboro area, he was the son of Carole A. (Kriegel) Truesdale of The Villages, FL, formerly of Rehoboth, and the late Williams P. Truesdale Jr. Born in Attleboro, Jon moved with his family to Rehoboth in 1970. He graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, attended Rhode Island School of Electronics, and moved to Attleboro in 1999, where he worked most recently for the Apna Punjab restaurant. Jon loved animals, collecting coins and other historic memorabilia, and the company of his family and friends. Predeceased by his father and younger brother, Darren Matthew Truesdale, he is survived by his mother, brother Steven and his wife Vickie of Warwick, R.I., brother William (Butch) and his wife Dolores (Dolly) of Allentown, N.J., and brother Todd of Watertown, three nieces and four nephews, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations in Jon's memory to MSPCA ( or to the charity of your choice.

THOMAS H. CARNEY, SR.  January 9, 2016

Thomas H. Carney, Sr., "Blue Max" age 89 of Back Street in Seekonk, MA passed away Saturday January 9, 2016 at his daughters home in Rehoboth, MA.  He was the husband of the late Angelina (Olivieri) Carney. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William H. and Alice (McCormick) Carney. He was truck driver for Arrow Transportation and touched the lives of many who would only know him as "Blue Max." Thomas traveled the highways of America before cell phones and GPS tamed the country's roads and rest stops. Taking his CB handle as his identity he willingly put his own life on the line to help others, once stopping to pull a fellow driver from his burning truck, another time performing CPR to revive an accident victim he happened upon. Never seeking personal glory, the Blue Max became a whispered legend across the airways, and only years after his retirement did his family and friends learn of his secret heroism. He is survived by one daughter Susan A. Barreira and her husband Angelo; five sons: John Carney and his wife Linda, Raymond Carney, Thomas H. Carney Jr. and his wife Mary, Patrick Carney, Charles Carney and Christine Benevides; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one brother Robert Carney and one sister, the late Elizabeth Gomez.  Donations may be made to Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association.

JEAN J. COTE  January 9, 2016

Mr. Jean J. Cote, of Raynham, died peacefully with his loving daughters at his side, on Saturday, January 9 at his residence following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty I. (White) Cote and the late Elaine (Morin) Cote. He was born 79 years ago in Taunton, the son of the late Wilfred S. and Edna (Gauvin) Cote. He was educated in Taunton, having attended Taunton High School. Prior to his retirement, Jean had been employed by the Masonry Union and was also a self-employed mason for over 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 1651 Engineering Utilities Detail in both France and Germany. Jean was a Catholic. He leaves two daughters: Irene E. Slone and her husband, David of Lakeland, FL, and Debra Desley of Rehoboth; two brothers: Gerald Cote of Taunton, and Paul Cote and his wife, Dolores of Taunton;  two sisters: Lorraine Williams of Raynham, and Yvonne Bird of Taunton; 4 grandchildren: Shelly Pedro, Stephen Desley, Ray Thomas McGuire and his wife, Katie, and Donald Jean McGuire; 5 great grandchildren: Jacob, Jack and Juliette McGuire, Connor and Abigail Pedro, and many nieces and nephews. Jean was also the brother of the late Lawrence, Ernest, and Norbert Cote, Anita Chickering, Claire Bleu, and Florence Giovenelli.

FRANCIS S. SLUSARZ  January 2, 2016

Francis S. Slusarz, Frank, age 64 of Dighton, MA, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with ALS. Born in Taunton, a son of the late Francis Slusarz and Helen M. (Ciborowski) Slusarz, he had been a lifelong resident of Dighton. A graduate of Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School, class of 1969, he worked at the former Mount Hope Machinery in Taunton for thirty years until its closing. He then worked as a Custodian at Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School for many years before retiring in 2015. Frank enjoyed farming and going to auctions and flea markets. He is survived by one sister, Patricia M. Olsen, and her husband David W.; one nephew Gregory F. Olsen all of Dighton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Franks friends and co-workers for taking the time to visit with Frank during the entire length of his illness. Your continued support, care, and compassion meant so much. Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, Swansea.

KATYLNN “KATIE” REIS  January 1, 2016

Katlynn "Katie" Reis, age 27 of Seekonk, MA, received her angel wings on January 1, 2016 and peacefully entered into the gates of heaven. Katie died at home surrounded by her wonderful family. The pillows that will probably receive the most tears are those that I left behind. The parents of the angel, David and Melissa (Washburn) Reis and my maternal grandmother Sally Welch. The siblings of the new angel include; Jeremy Reis (Erica Silva), Sgt. Joshua Reis, David Reis Jr. (Mercedes Dawson) and little sister Samantha Reis. She also leaves behind a half-sister Britney Seiber and half-brother David Soares. As an angel I will be looking down on my godson David Reis III. In addition to this wonderful child, I leave behind my niece and four nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. I will also leave my companion Adam Guertin and his gift of my companion dog, Mia Love. Waiting to welcome me into heaven are my paternal grandparents Augusto and Ethel (Fonseca) Reis and my baby sister Kasey Olivia Reis. As an angel on Earth, I loved teaching and learning new things. I graduated from Seekonk High School, Class of 2006 and have been working on a Human Service Degree. I worked as a Customer Service Supervisor for Home Depot. Also, as an angel on Earth, I love making everyone smile and ask that you all do the same. "When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you love.” (Stuart Scott).  Any other contribution, please donate to the SIDS Foundation in memory of Kasey Olivia Reis.