Our Obituaries

Lucy S. Freitas

November 10, 1932 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Kenneth R. Cacilhas

July 10, 1951 - October 13, 2017

Kenneth R. "Shank" Cacilhas, 66, of Mattapoisett passed Friday, October 13, 2017 after a sudden illness in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the former husband of Cheryl (Oliveira) Cacilhas. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Edward C. and Dorothy R. (Serpa) Cacilhas he lived in Dartmouth and spent most his life in Mattapoisett. Shank graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School. He...
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Margaret Wistar Wellington

December 19, 1923 - October 12, 2017

Margaret Wistar Frantz Wellington, 93, of Dartmouth, passed away on October 12, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital. Daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Frantz, she was born on December 19, 1923 in Paris, France, and was raised in Princeton, NJ. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Marine Corps and had the honor of announcing the end of the war to her fellow Marines at her base at El Toro, in...
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Karin L. Silva

January 7, 1946 - October 10, 2017

Karin Liedemann Silva, age 71, of Dartmouth and Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Raymond Silva with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.She was born in Berjen, Germany, the daughter of the late Heinriche and Margaret Liedemann.Karin was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and...
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Eric Thomas Anthony

February 25, 1974 - October 7, 2017

Eric Thomas Anthony, age 43, passed away at Tufts New England Hospital, Saturday October 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of John Paul Anthony and Joyce Ann (Cabral) Anthony.Born in New Bedford, he resided in Dartmouth and was a 1996 graduate of Dartmouth High School. He did volunteer work at the Schwartz Center and Gifts to Give. Eric was a student at the Schwartz Center,...
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Raymond L. LaBonte

April 16, 1944 - October 5, 2017

Raymond L. LaBonte, died peacefully on October 5, 2017 at his home in Dartmouth, MA. He was 73. Ray was a life-long resident of the Massachusetts South Coast. He was born in New Bedford, MA on April 16th, 1944. The youngest of four boys, he grew up working on a farm in Fairhaven, MA and spent the last 30 years as a resident of South Dartmouth, MA. Ray went to the New Bedford Vocational High...
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Adelino DeFrias

September 1, 1947 - October 4, 2017

Adelino "Andy" DeFrias, age 70, of Dartmouth, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Morrisseau) DeFrias.Andy was born in St. Michael, Azores, the son of the late Alfredo and Maria (Bernardo) DeFrias. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a Machine Operator with the Eaton...
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Elsie F. Martin

February 18, 1919 - September 9, 2017

Elsie F. Martin, age 98, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at home. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest Martin.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Adelina (Borges) Fontes, she had resided in Dartmouth since 1948. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1937.Mrs. Martin had worked as a secretary in the maternity unit at...
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Lucia Marie Vargas

June 29, 1949 - September 5, 2017

Lucia M. (Felicione) Vargas, 68, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Jose A. Vargas.Born in New York, a daughter of Catherine (McGlone) Felicione of New York and the late Patrick Felicione she grew up there and came to this area after starting her family with her loving husband Jose. Mrs. Vargas (Lue)...
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Noemia Tavares

October 25, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Noemia "Emmy" Mary (Medeiros) Tavares, age 77, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Royal of Fairhaven surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert Tavares with whom she shared fifty-six years of marriage. Born in South Dartmouth, a daughter of the late Manuel and Germina (Almeida) Medeiros, she was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth and a communicant...
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Charles L. Laviolette,

January 31, 1939 - August 28, 2017

Charles L. "Charlie" Laviolette Jr., age 78, of Dartmouth, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in Hathaway Manor in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Faria) Laviolette for 37 years. Born in Milford, MA the son of the late Charles L. and Helen (Casey) Laviolette, he was a graduate of Milford High School and immediately after graduation enlisted in the United Sates...
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Kathleen A. Mello

September 18, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Kathleen Ann (Kruczek) Mello, age 82, of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Richard Mello with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Feeley) Kruczek, she had resided in Dartmouth for over 40 years. She was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High...
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Luke Carter Alley

August 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017

Luke Carter Alley, age 29 weeks, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017 at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence. He was the beloved son of Stephanie Alley, grandson of Sue Alley and Jeff Rolo, great grandson of Luther Carter and the late Anne Carter, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 2-5 pm in the Waring...
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Albina Mary Ward

May 22, 1924 - August 19, 2017

Albina M. (Mysona) Ward, 93, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Everett S. Ward, Jr. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Mysona. Her two brothers Eugene Mysona and John Mysona predeceased her. She was a lifelong resident of the city and a communicant of the former St. Kilian's Church...
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Jose Medeiros

October 23, 1945 - August 18, 2017

Jose Medeiros, 71, of S. Dartmouth passed away peacefully Friday, August 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Maria (Bulhoes) Medeiros.Born in Salga St. Michael Azores, a son of the late Mariano and Honorina (Pacheco) Medeiros he grew up there and came to the United States in 1971. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.Mr. Medeiros worked as a foreman. He...
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Michael Sean Calvin

November 4, 1974 - August 12, 2017

Michael S. Calvin, age 42 of Dartmouth, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Charlton Memorial Hospital after an extremely courageous and selfless battle with cancer for 13 years. He was the husband of Bethany L. (Bruneau) Calvin to whom he had been married for 17 years.Born in New Bedford, the son of Susan (Ouellette) Calvin and her companion William Conlon of...
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Lillian B. Lamoureux

February 7, 1921 - August 1, 2017

Lillian B. Lamoureux, Age 96, of North Dartmouth, died August 1, 2017 at The Oaks in New Bedford after a short illness. The fourth of eight children of Rita and Hormisdas Tetreault, she was born in Central Falls, RI on February 7, 1921. She spent her early years in Pawtucket, RI but was sent to boarding school in Canada after her father's death when she was just eight. There she studied...
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Marcelino P. Gomes

November 14, 1926 - July 29, 2017

Marcelino P. Gomes, age 90, of Dartmouth, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health. He was the husband of Domingas (Ferreira) Gomes with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Pedro and Maria Gomes, he had resided in Dartmouth for the past 51 years.Mr. Gomes proudly served in the United States...
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George Manuel Custodio

April 4, 1960 - July 19, 2017

Jorge (George) Manuel Custodio, age 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born on April 4th, 1960 in Porto de Mos, Portugal to John and Noemia Custodio, later moving to Fairhaven, MA where he graduated high school and went on to graduate from Providence College. He married his high school sweetheart, Jo-Ann DeSouza ,on...
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Victor S. Morris

July 16, 1947 - July 5, 2017

Victor S. Morris, Jr., 69, of Dartmouth passed away quietly in his home Wednesday, July 5, 2017 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Leonor (Tavares) Morris. Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Victor S. and Helen (Holmes) Morris he lived most of his life in Dartmouth and he was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.Mr. Morris served in the United States Army during the...
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Donald T. Fenton

September 3, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Donald T. Fenton, age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home following a long illness. He was the husband of Eileen D. (Gaspar) Fenton with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Thomas and Margery (Coombs) Fenton, he lived most of his life in Dartmouth. He was a graduate of Dartmouth High School.Mr. Fenton proudly served in the...
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Domingo Lopez

August 16, 1933 - June 15, 2017

Domingo "Papa" "King" Lopez died at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his daughters on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in New Bedford, MA due to complications of severe dementia. Our sweet, gentle Papa was 83.Known by his family as "King" and his grandchildren and friends as "Papa", Domingo was born on August 16, 1933 in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico to his parents, Confesor Lopez and Juana Lopez ...
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Robert J. Lang

January 12, 1953 - June 14, 2017

Dr. Robert J. Lang "Bob", 64, of So. Dartmouth passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 surrounded by his cherished immediate family.  He is survived by his adoring wife, Kathy (Sullivan) Lang, four loving children and children-in-law; Christopher and Ebony Lang, Dr. Katherine and Nicholas Rotker, Brendan and Kaitlin Lang and Ryan Lang and his fiancée Kelly Honore, his beloved four...
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Ann Devine Ferreira

April 14, 1947 - June 14, 2017

Ann Devine Ferreira, 70, of Dartmouth passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 with her beloved husband, Silvino C. Ferreira and cherished daughter, Amy D. Ferreira, by her side at St. Luke's Hospital.Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Edward M. and Ida (Clark) Devine, she grew up there but spent all her treasured summers in Bay View since she was a small child. She always considered...
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James Michael Mello

January 27, 1993 - June 10, 2017

James "Jimmy" M. Mello, 24, of Plympton passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Fall River, the son of Jaime Mello of Fall River and Linda (Pacheco) Mello of Plympton. James was a lifelong area resident of Dartmouth and a 2011 graduate of New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School. Where he played football and lacrosse and starting planning his Air Force career.James...
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Claire Y. Desrosiers

June 25, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Claire Y. Desrosiers (Desruisseau), 85, of North Dartmouth, MA, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Claire was a stay at home mom for several years caring for her husband and her children. She made everyone feel welcomed in her home and made it known that there was always room for one more person around the supper table. Oftentimes, she would make up baskets of food and leave it on the front porches...
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John L. Lewis

March 7, 1943 - June 2, 2017

John Leroy Lewis, age 74, of South Dartmouth passed away June 2, 2017. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William John Lewis, the husband of the late Janice B. Lewis and father of the late David E. Lewis.He was born in New Castle, PA and lived in Milford, CT and Vestal, NY until moving to Dartmouth in 1977. He was a member of the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth and active in the...
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Manuel R. Caixeiro

May 3, 1938 - May 31, 2017

Manuel do Rosario Caixeiro, age 79, passed away May 31, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maria Roda Caixeiro, and the son of the late Joao Caixeiro and Maria do Rosario. He was born in Gala, Figueira da Foz, Portugal. He formerly worked as a commercial fisherman until his...
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Gloria A. Panker Furlan

July 28, 1926 - May 30, 2017

Gloria A. "Panker" Furlan, age 90, died peacefully surrounded by her loving children on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John G. Panker and the late Robert B. Furlan. She resided at the Alden Court Nursing Home in Fairhaven this past year. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Lionel and Irene (Langdeau) Benoit, she was a...
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Edmund James Brennan

December 18, 1919 - May 8, 2017

Edmund J. Brennan, 97, of South Dartmouth died on May 7, 2017, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Welch) Brennan. They were married for 74 years. He was born in Taunton, the son of the late Edward J. Brennan and Lillian (Nichols) Brennan. He resided in the Whittenton section of Taunton until 1984 when he moved to South Dartmouth. He was a communicant of St. Mary's...
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Frank deFigueiredo

March 18, 1962 - May 6, 2017

Frank deFigueiredo, age 55, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a period of declining health.Born in New Bedford, a son of Carlos and Maria Inez (Marmelo) Figueiredo Mimoso of Dartmouth, he was a lifelong area resident. Frank graduated from New Bedford High School in 1980 and continued his education at B.C.C. He was the owner and operator of Contemporary...
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Stasia A. Craig

July 28, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Stasia Ann (Schick) Craig, 89, of North Dartmouth, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of James M. Craig for 67 years.Born in New Bedford, Stasia worked as a clerk for the Dartmouth Conservation Commission, as well as the Secretary to the Principal at two New Bedford area elementary schools--Casmir Pulaski and...
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Olinda P. de Medeiros

September 21, 1934 - April 29, 2017

Olinda P. de Medeiros, 82, of S. Dartmouth passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 after a brief illness. She is the wife of the late Joao de Medeiros.Born in Pilar Bretanha Sao Miguel, a daughter of the late Francisco and Maria (Tome) Patricio she grew up there and came to America in 1956. She had lived in South Dartmouth for the past 57 years and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth...
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Betty Louise Monjeau

September 26, 1924 - April 18, 2017

4/18/2017 Monjeau, Betty, 92, died quietly at home with family at her side. Born in Elkhart, Ind., daughter of William "Ted" Mendham and Agnes "Babe" {Nellist} she met Gerald W Monjeau at the USO during WW II and married him in 1946 sharing 63 years with him. Betty established and ran Waterfall Antiques in Russells Mills and later worked as a real estate broker. She was predeceased by her...
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John S. Penney, Jr.

August 11, 1920 - April 17, 2017

John Stevens Penney, Jr., 96, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on April 17, 2017 at his home in Westport, MA. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Celeste, his four children John S. Penney III and wife Dulcie Leimbach of Brooklyn, NY, Tom Smith Penney and wife Mary Smyth-Penney, M.D., of Providence, RI, Celeste Benson and husband Tyler P. Benson of North Haven, CT,...
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Nora P. Lundberg

April 21, 1923 - April 16, 2017

Nora Panagiota Lundberg, age 94, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late John Lundberg.Born in Peloponnese, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Iakovos and Vasiliki (Sofianopoulos) Spella.Mrs. Lundberg had worked as a stitcher for the Wamsutta Mills, owned a restaurant business and was a receptionist at Frances P. Memorial...
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Cecil Smith

May 26, 1932 - April 9, 2017

Cecil Smith, Jr. "Smitty", 84, of Dartmouth passed away on April 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary E. Robinson. Born in Fall River, he was a self-employed farmer. He was in his earlier years a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Dartmouth and US Army Veteran. Loving father of Robert, Fred, Angela, Grace, Joseph, Victor, James and Adam Robinson, Carol Medeiros, Cecil Smith III, all of...
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Dolores Fontaine Cole

July 31, 1937 - April 7, 2017

Dolores Fontaine Cole, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at St Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving husband, Wayne Cole, and three daughters, Denise Earl, Diane King and Debra Moniz. With her infectious laugh and sense of humor, Dolores had a unique ability to connect with people across all ages and walks of life; her presence always made those around her feel welcomed and cherished. Her...
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Maria C. Pacheco

January 18, 1952 - April 6, 2017

Maria "Connie" (Marmelo) Pacheco, age 65, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Antonio M. Pacheco.Born on January 18, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Jose and Alice Marmelo, she had resided in Dartmouth for most of her life.She worked at Cliftex Corporation for over 35 years and was a Dunkin Donut Franchisee...
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Phyllis Biddle

January 17, 1932 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Rita E. Leverett

July 18, 1927 - April 5, 2017

Rita E. (Morrissette) Leverett, 89, of Dartmouth, passed away on Wednesday, April 5th at Sarah Brayton Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lloyd A. Leverett.Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Ovila Morrissette and the late Yvonne (Watts) Morrissette. She resided in Fall River until she married Lloyd, who was a 30-year Navy veteran; she served as an Ombudswoman in Newport, RI and...
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Claire A. Fontaine

June 5, 1928 - April 3, 2017

Claire A. Fontaine, age 88, entered eternal rest on April 3, 2017 at home with her family at her side. Born in Central Falls, RI, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (Lacki) Travers, she was a resident of New Bedford and a member of St. James Church for over 65 years. Claire was a homemaker and loved to read. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Raymond Fontaine; three sons, David...
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Darline Melo

July 6, 1954 - March 27, 2017

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Regina T. McDonough

January 1, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Regina T. (Foley) McDonough, 88, of Easton, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late James M. McDonough. Loving mother of Kathryn M. Hinderhofer and her husband, Joseph J. of Wayland, James M. McDonough, Jr. and his wife, Jane L. of West Roxbury, Anne E. Black and her husband, Francis P. of Cohasset, William P. McDonough and his wife,...
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Lawrence J. Cameron

May 19, 1946 - March 22, 2017

Lawrence J. "Larry" Cameron, age 70, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of Karin (Souza) Cameron who he loved and adored and with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.Born in Quincy, a son of the late Lauchlin R. and Bette L. (Ritter) Cameron, he had resided in Dartmouth for the past 40 years. While his...
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Marion A. Oliver

October 30, 1923 - March 22, 2017

Marion Anita (Oliveira) Oliver, 93, widow of George P. Oliver, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Brookdale Assisted Living where she resided. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Manuel R. and Matilda (Haggerty) Oliveira. She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. Mrs. Oliver graduated from New Bedford High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School. Marion worked as...
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Dolores Morin

July 13, 1932 - March 22, 2017

Dolores (Dias) Morin, 84, of Dartmouth passed away at Alden Court in Fairhaven on March 22, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Roland N. Morin for 56 years. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Roderick) Dias, she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church. Mrs. Morin became deaf at a young...
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Lisa Andrea Tavares

October 31, 1968 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Dorothy M. Sylvia

May 16, 1932 - March 9, 2017

Dorothy May (DeMoranville) Sylvia, age 84, of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Royal Taber in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late August Sylvia.Born in Fairhaven, a daughter of the late Lyman and Flora (Duphily) DeMoranville, she had resided in Tiverton from 1950-1969 with her late husband George Mello, and then moved to Dartmouth in 1969. She was a graduate of...
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William James Connolly

July 13, 1948 - March 3, 2017

William James Connolly, Sr., of New Bedford, MA, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. Born in Norwalk, CT, to the late Harry "Mickey" Connolly and Mary Elizabeth Connolly, he graduated from Scituate High School in 1966. An outstanding athlete, "Billy" was a three sport star for the Sailors and captained the football, basketball, and baseball teams his senior year. After his...
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Mary R. Miller

August 19, 1926 - March 2, 2017

Mary Rose (Costa) Miller, age 90, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Alden Court Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Miller with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Manuel T. and Anna (Rose) Costa. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, and later on, at age 40, She graduated from Diman Regional School of Practical...
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Henry Martyn Little

April 19, 1929 - March 1, 2017

Henry Martyn Little (87) died March 1, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1929 in Charleston, West Virginia to Jeanette (Sponseller) and Henry Martyn Little. Martyn received a B.A. from the University of Va. in 1951 and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School in 1955. While at Harvard he married Mary Margaret (Wood) in 1952, always known as Molly. They welcomed the first graduate class baby, Margaret...
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Laura A. Mendonca

August 19, 1926 - February 22, 2017

Laura Agnes (Sylvia) Mendonca, age 90, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Hathaway Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Edward Monteiro Mendonca with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Enos and Frances L. (Frazer) Sylvia. She lived in Dartmouth for over 50 years. Laura worked as a stitcher in the...
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Lorraine A. Nault

August 30, 1927 - February 20, 2017

Lorraine Alice Nault, 89, died February 20, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born on August 30, 1927 in New Bedford, daughter of the late Alice and Emile Labbe. She was the widow of Lucien Nault, mother to Doreen Patys and grandmother to Allison and Katherine Patys. She is survived by her brother Ronald Labbe and his wife Mary of Marion, MA and her sister Claudette Labbe of New Bedford, MA....
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Emma M. Marshall

April 8, 1928 - February 20, 2017

Emma M. Marshall, 88, of New Bedford passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 in St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Robert Marshall.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel and Sarah (Andrade) Martins she graduated from New Bedford High School in 1946. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.Mrs. Marshall worked in billing for Dr....
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Leonilde P. Silva

June 26, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Leonilde Silva, age 82, of New Bedford, passed away on February 8, 2017 at Bedford Gardens.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Anibal and Mary (Perreira) Silva, she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford.Lee was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School.She had worked as a clerk for the First National Bank for 35 Years until her retirement.Her family...
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Norman L. Ferreira

January 20, 1932 - February 6, 2017

Norman Leonard Ferreira, age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away February 6, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a brief illness. Norman passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Rita (Santos) Ferreira with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage. Born and raised in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Abel Ferreira and Alexandrina...
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Kevin P. Beauregard

October 13, 1963 - February 3, 2017

Kevin P. Beauregard, 53, of New Bedford, died Friday at home after a courageous battle with cancer.Born in New Bedford, a son of Joyce L. (Medeiros) Beauregard of New Bedford and the late Ernest J. Beauregard, Kevin was a lifelong New Bedford resident.He had sterilized instruments and organized the Case Cards for the Operating Room at St. Luke's Hospital for 28 years retiring in 2012.He had been...
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Richard D. Cox

July 17, 1934 - February 1, 2017

Richard Dana Cox, 82, of Fall River passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his home in Dartmouth. Son of the late John E. Cox Sr. and Florence M. Cox (Turner) of Fall River. Brother of the late John E. Cox Jr. He is survived by brother R. Arnold Cox, daughter Cheryl L. Cox and her husband Stephen Rosasco, daughter Robin Steen and her husband Kenneth Steen, former wife Sondra Reid ...
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Eileen May Bancroft

September 4, 1928 - January 26, 2017

Eileen (Blanchard) Bancroft, age 88, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas S. Bancroft with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late William and Phoebe (Wilkinson) Blanchard she resided in Dartmouth for the past 56 years.Eileen graduated from New Bedford High School in 1946. She became a wife and...
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Mary Lou Borges-Tavares

February 15, 1962 - January 25, 2017

Mary Lou Borges-Tavares, age 54, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Anne's Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Gabriel M.Tavares to whom she had been happily married for 17 years.Born in Furnas, St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Joao A. and Maria L. (Melo) Borges. Mary was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1980. She received her...
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Quiteria R. DeMello

April 13, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Quiteria ("Kay") R. De Mello, 93, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur ("Taby") D. Mello with whom she shared 69 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Luis and Alexandrina Freitas, she was a resident of New Bedford and worked as the manager of Smith's Corset Shop in...
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Robert A. Arruda

April 13, 1942 - January 21, 2017

Robert A. Arruda, age 74, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Herbert "Bucky" Arruda and Alice (Gomes) Arruda, he lived in Dartmouth prior to moving to Portsmouth over 20 years ago.He attended Cramwell Prepatory School and Boston College. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam...
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Brian P. Boissonneau

May 20, 1963 - January 17, 2017

Brian P. Boissonneau, age 53, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at home. Born in New Bedford, the son of Roger and Marian A. (Azevedo) Boissonneau, he was a lifelong resident of the city.Brian was a student at Nazareth Hall in Fall River until the age of 22, then became a client of The Handicapped Center in New Bedford and most recently was a client at...
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Joseph B. Nastanski

February 9, 1944 - January 15, 2017

Joseph B. Nastanski, 72, of N. Dartmouth passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, surrounded by his family in St. Anne's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Alison (Goehring) Nastanski with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.Born in Globe, AZ, a son of the late Joseph S. Nastanski and Frances (Tabaka) Fetchko he grew up in Springfield and had lived in Dartmouth for the last 36 years.Mr....
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Dorothy C. Gomes

August 23, 1927 - January 9, 2017

Dorothy C. Gomes, 89, of Dartmouth, died on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Gomes for 50 years. Born in Dartmouth, she lived there most of her life. She worked as a presser in the garment industry. She enjoyed bingo and was an avid walker - walking many miles a day. She is the sister of Veriato Lima of Dallas, TX and the late Shirley...
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Ernest M. Barboza

April 9, 1921 - January 7, 2017

Ernest M. Barboza, age 95 of Dartmouth, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Brandon Woods in Dartmouth. He was the husband of the late Albertina (Alfonse) Barboza.Born in Dartmouth, the son of the late John and Mary (Medeiros) Barboza, he was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth. Mr. Barboza was employed as the Assistant Manager of Perry's Liquor Store for 15 years and later became manager of...
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John Howard Simon

June 8, 1948 - January 5, 2017

John H. Simon, age 68 of Taunton, passed away, Thursday, January 05, 2017. He was the husband of Louise (Meunier) Simon and the late Kristine K. Simon.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Hykel and Georgette (Marcoux) Simon, he was a lifelong area resident living in Dartmouth and Taunton. He was a graduate of St. Louis University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Education. He began his...
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Gil F. Aguiar

January 16, 1931 - January 4, 2017

Gil Ferreira Aguiar, age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away on January 4, 2017 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Lubelia M. (Ferreira) Aguiar.Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal on January 16, 1931, a son of the late Joao Inacio Aguiar and Violante da Mota Aguiar, he came to the United States in 1968, lived in New Bedford and settled in...
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Antone Martin,

September 24, 1925 - December 29, 2016

Antone Martin, Jr., age 91, of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the loving husband of Kathleen A. (Openshaw) Martin with whom he would have shared 70 years of marriage on January 4, 2017.Born in Dartmouth and lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Antone and Mary (Concellum) Martin.He received an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice...
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Claire E. Roy

March 1, 1924 - December 24, 2016

Claire E. Roy, 92, of South Dartmouth, passed away at home on the morning of Dec. 24th, surrounded by her loving family.She was the wife of the late G. Albert Roy and the mother of the late Robert P. Roy. She and her husband were married for 60 years.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Sylvio and Lena (Tetreault) LeComte. She moved to South Dartmouth in 1978.Mrs. Roy was a...
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Denise Christine Lavely-O'Hara

June 17, 1952 - December 9, 2016

Denise C. Lavely-O'Hara, age 64 of South Dartmouth, passed away Friday, December 09, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband James D. O'Hara to whom she had been married to for 33 years.Born in Andover, a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Barbara (Kenney) Lavely, she had been a long time South Dartmouth resident. She was a graduate of Andover High School,...
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Antonio Melo

January 23, 1962 - December 8, 2016

Antonio J. Melo, age 54, of So. Dartmouth passed away Thursday, December 08, 2016 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Lori (Viera) Melo to whom he had been married for 30 years.Born in Salga, St. Michael, Azores, a son of Jose D. Melo and the late Maria (Oliveira) Melo, he immigrated to the United States in 1968. He was the proud owner of M&...
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Jean Louise LOPES

October 18, 1927 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Jean Louise LOPES

October 18, 1927 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Gilbert Silvia Avila

April 4, 1925 - December 7, 2016

Gilbert "T.T." Silvia Avila age 91, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Mello) Avila. Gilbert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was the owner of the T.T. Gillie Fishing Vessel until his retirement in 1983. He loved spending time down at the docks, working in his yard,...
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Evelyn Lima

December 17, 1924 - November 27, 2016

Evelyn (Mello) Lima, 91, of Dartmouth, died peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital on Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was the widow of Lionel Lima, to whom she was married for 58 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Isabel (Fagundes) and Manuel T. Mello, Mrs. Lima was a lifelong area resident. A graduate of New Bedford High School, she was a homemaker and was formerly employed as a...
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Deolinda Nogueira

December 2, 1934 - November 26, 2016

Deolinda "Linda" (Morgado) Nogueira, 81, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter Lori Ann Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert "Sonny" Nogueira.Linda was born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Joaquina) Morgado. She resided in North Dartmouth for 46 years and the last 3 years at Avalon Nursing Home in...
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Constance DeFaria

July 29, 1924 - November 14, 2016

Constance DeFaria, age 92, of Fairhaven, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Alden Court. Born in Praia, Cape Verde, the daughter of the late Alfredo Dos Santos Faria and the late Ida Maria (Feijo) DeFaria, she came to the United States in 1961 and settled in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven 2 years ago.She had worked as an assembler for US Ring Binder for 19 years.Constance enjoyed...
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Lynda M. Vargas

April 6, 1960 - November 13, 2016

Lynda Marie "Lyn" (Poisson) Vargas, age 56, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Jose A. Vargas, with whom he shared over 28 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Wallace D. Poisson, his wife Joan Poisson of New Bedford and Pauline V. (Castonguay) Poisson of Worcester. Lynda was a lifelong New Bedford...
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Adelino Sousa

May 7, 1941 - November 9, 2016

Adelino Sousa, 75, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital after a sudden illness. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Vultao) Sousa.Born in Azores, Portugal, a son of the late Adelino and Helen (Travassos) Sousa he came to the United States in December 1978. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.Mr. Sousa was a construction...
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William Beadsworth

October 16, 1952 - November 6, 2016

William "Billy" Beadsworth, 64, of Dartmouth passed away in his home Sunday, November 6, 2016 due to complications from congestive heart failure. Born in New Bedford, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Aurore (Legere) Burns Beadsworth. He was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth.He worked as a demolition and construction worker. He enjoyed fishing and camping.He is survived by one son,...
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David L. Harris

September 24, 1956 - November 3, 2016

David L. Harris, 60, of South Dartmouth passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 in his residence. Born in Edmondson, AR a son of the late Isaiah and Pearline (Tate) Harris, Sr., he graduated from the University of Memphis in 1978. David worked in accounting for 26 years before retiring as Director of Finance at Olin Aegis in 2004. David was an intense competitor and enjoyed working out at the...
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Mary Connie Kabala

December 8, 1938 - November 2, 2016

Mary "Connie" Kabala, age 77, of Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Donald P. Kabala.Born in Agua de Pau, Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Mello) Branco. Connie was the owner and operator of Connie's Salon of Beauty in Dartmouth for many years.In addition to her husband of thirty-two years, she is...
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Richard L. Herrington

November 21, 1929 - November 1, 2016

Richard L. Herrington, age 86, of Dartmouth, formerly of Darien, CT, passed away November 1, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Elsa A. F. (Von Steiger) Herrington with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.Born in Stony Point, NY, the son of the late Albert E. and Edna L. (Hoyt) Herrington, he had resided in Darien, CT for over 50 years before moving to Dartmouth, MA 2 years ago.Mr...
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Constance Morency

April 14, 1921 - October 30, 2016

Constance "Connie" (Forgues) Morency, 95, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Gerald Morency. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Albert and Clarinda (Manny) Forgues she lived most of her life in South Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth and she was the homemaker for her family. She is survived by...
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Jackson W. Girouard

November 3, 2012 - October 30, 2016

Jackson William Girouard, age 3, of Sandwich, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at home.Born in Providence, he was the precious son of Liam and Sasha (Mazza) Girouard.Jackson touched the lives of many people and will be missed by all who loved him.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Ella Girouard; his paternal grandparents, William and Eileen Girouard of...
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Daniel Levesque

September 16, 1959 - October 28, 2016

Daniel "Dan" Levesque, age 57, of Dartmouth, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 in Rhode Island Hospital caused by a motorcycle accident. He was the beloved husband of Vivian (Thompson) Levesque with whom he shared over 36 years of marriage. Born in Fall River, a son of Laura (Roies) Levesque and the late Julien Levesque.A graduate of Tiverton High School and a communicant of St. George...
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Alberta Gannuscio

September 5, 1927 - October 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home, Dartmouth, MA.
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Robert Francis O'Connell

May 28, 1940 - October 27, 2016

Robert Francis O'Connell, age 76, passed away, Thursday, October 27, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Joyce A. (Behilo) O'Connell. Born in Greenfield, MA, he was the son of late Benjamin and Josephine (Yetter) O'Connell. He is predeceased by his siblings John, Mary, Barbara and Paul. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, stationed in...
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Elvira DeMello

April 9, 1929 - October 25, 2016

Elvira (Costa) DeMello, age 87, of Dartmouth, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Arthur DeMello Sr.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Clotilde (Bettencourt) Costa, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School and has been a Dartmouth resident for over 50 years.Mrs. DeMello was employed as an Optician...
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Richmond Talbot Leeson

September 5, 1935 - October 25, 2016

Richmond T. "Dick" Leeson, 81, of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts passed away surrounded by his family on October 25, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA. He was the beloved husband of Mary C. (Keane) Leeson.Born in Boston, son of the late Robert and Evelyn (Talbot) Leeson, he lived in South Dartmouth for nearly 50 years. Mr. Leeson attended Charles River School in Dover, MA,...
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Robert Raymond Dumas

December 16, 1942 - October 24, 2016

Robert "Bob" Dumas, 73, of Dartmouth, died Monday, October 24 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, beloved son of the late Roland and Edna (Brasseur) Dumas. Loving husband for 51 wonderful years to Helen (Savaria) Dumas. Graduate of Saint Anthony's High School and UMASS Amherst, Stockbridge School of Agriculture with a degree in Food...
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Hilda Costa

July 24, 1915 - October 23, 2016

Hilda (Avila) Costa, 101, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Manuel Costa.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Rose (Moniz) Avila she was a lifelong city resident. She was a member of several area churches including First Church of the Nazarene, International Church of the Nazarene, the First...
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Judith Ann Metzler

September 24, 1947 - October 19, 2016

Judith Ann Metzler (Parana), age 69, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 19, 2016, a day after the birth of her first grandchild, Miles August Metzler. Born in Buffalo, NY to Elizabeth and Joseph Parana, she was married to Michael Metzler, also from Buffalo, for 47 years.Judy graduated from Bishop O'Hara High School and then from the University of Buffalo where...
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Lawrence G. Dean

September 30, 1920 - October 16, 2016

Lawrence G. Dean, age 96 of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Hathaway Manor surrounded by his loving family. He was the former husband of the late Grace C. (Lowe) Dean.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Milton H. and Inez E. (Lawrence) Dean, he was a 1939 graduate of New Bedford High School and a lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Dean was employed as a Salesman with...
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Pamela M. Beaudoin

March 11, 1971 - October 15, 2016

Pamela M. Beaudoin, age 45, of New Bedford, passed away October 15, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Robert Beaudoin and Beverly (Lavoie) Beaudoin, she was a lifelong resident of the city.She had worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide for several years.Pamela loved music and dancing and could brighten up a room with her beautiful smile. She was...
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Carol A. D'Auteuil

January 17, 1951 - October 11, 2016

Carol A. (Viveiros) D'Auteuil, 65 of Dartmouth passed at home on Tues., Oct. 11, 2016 after a long and unkind illness that she fought with courage and dignity until the very end. She was the beloved wife of Richard D'Auteuil for 46 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joaquim "Jack" and Mary "blonde" Viveiros. In addition to her husband Richie, she was...
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Gilbert C. Canasta

October 20, 1934 - October 5, 2016

Gilbert C. Canasta, 81, of New Bedford passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 after complications from surgery. A lifelong resident of New Bedford Gil entered the United States Air Force in December of 1951 where he completed his high school education. He is a graduate of Kinyon Campbell School of accounting. Gilbert began his distinguished career in...
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Grace A. Silva

May 20, 1956 - October 2, 2016

Grace A. Silva, age 60, of Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Jose F. Silva with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.Born in Faial, Azores, Portugal, a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (de Simas) Alves, she came to the United States in 1967 and has resided in Dartmouth...
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