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2015 OBITUARIES


HERMINA “EMILY” GOUVEIA  May 12, 2015

Hermina "Emily" (Leiter) Gouveia, age 91 of Rehoboth passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Manuel T. Gouveia. Born February 16, 1924 in Seekonk, MA she was the daughter of the late Jose and Margarida (Horta) daCosta Leiter. Mrs. Gouveia leaves two sons: Patrick Gouveia and his wife Susan of Rehoboth, MA; Kevin Gouveia and his wife Janice of Rehoboth, MA; one brother; Marion Leiter of Seekonk, MA; four grandchildren; Jennifer Gouveia, Patrick Gouveia Jr., Austin Gouveia, Abigail Gouveia. Mrs. Gouveia was the sister of the late Manuel Leiter, Joseph Leitao, Frank Laiter, Augustine Leiter, Anthony Leiter, Mary Mello, Angelina Rebello, Margaret Tavares. Donations in her memory may be made to: Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity, 43 Broad Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


DENNIS MOTTA  May 10, 2015

Dennis Joseph Motta, age 33 of Rehoboth, MA, died May 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of RI. He was born in Providence, the son of Lori (Viveiros) Motta and the late Dennis Motta.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Michael G. Motta of Providence. He leaves 3 children and 1 nephew. He was the grandson of the late Joseph and Alzira Motta and the late Joseph and Carol Viveiros.  Private burial.






ERIC J. MEDEIROS  May 9, 2015

Eric Joseph Medeiros, age 44, died suddenly at his residence on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015. Born in Fall River, son of the late Antone and Delores ( Santos) Medeiros, Eric was a communicant of St Nicholas of Myra Church in North Dighton. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School Class of 1991. He was an employee of Pride, Inc. Eric enjoyed traveling with his parents, having visited Hawaii, California for the Rose Parade and numerous trip to Florida. He also enjoyed going out to eat, playing cards, being with his dog Princess. Eric was a great socializer especially with his family. Eric is survived by his siblings: a sister Nadine Talbot and her husband James of Taunton; and his four brothers, Tony Medeiros and his wife Teri of Dighton; Neal Medeiros and his wife Marylynn of Dighton; Keith Medeiros and his wife Aurora of Dighton; and Karl Medeiros of Rehoboth. Eric is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Donations in his memory may be made to Pride, Inc., 3 Maple Street, Taunton, MA 02780.


PAUL J. GUSTAFSON  April 24, 2015 

Paul J. Gustafson, age 50 of Seekonk, Massachusetts, passed away April 24, 2015 after a brief Illness. Paul is survived by his mother Lois J. Crowther and stepfather Ronald E. Crowther of Rehoboth, MA; his children, Joshua, Rachel and Hanna Gustafson, all of Seekonk, MA; cousins Greta, Kyle and Jeffrey Gustafson; an aunt, Ingrid C. Gustafson, an Uncle Carl O. Gustafson; step-sisters Diane L, Santos and Debora Condon; and several cousins in Sweden. His funeral service will be private. Donations in Paul's memory can be made to the charity of your choice.  A remembrance celebration of Paul's life will be held at a later date by invitation.


ERNEST F. VEADER, SR.  May 1, 2015 

Ernest F. ‘Ernie’ Veader, Sr., age 81 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Kathryn R. "Kay" (Murray) Veader to whom he has been married for the past 38 years. Born in Rehoboth, a son of the late Joseph and Mary "Gloria" (Medeiros) Veader, he had been a lifelong resident of Rehoboth. A graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, Class of 1952, he was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War as a sergeant. Mr. Veader worked at Burnett Ford in Rehoboth and as a construction equipment salesman for AGT, Schmidt, Rainbow Power and Baker Tractor companies for many years. He enjoyed working on tractors and trucks and served on the board of directors for the Rehoboth Council on Aging. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Ernest F. "Ernie" Veader Jr. and his wife Jackie of Rehoboth; two daughters, Linda DeWolfe of Pawtucket and Patricia Richards and her husband Steven of North Providence, R.I.; two stepdaughters, Kristin Carden and her husband Derrick of Rehoboth and Kathryn "Peach" McCarthy of Rehoboth; one brother, Richard Veader and his wife Loretta of Seekonk; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Contributions in his honor may be made to the RI SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915 or to Helping Hands, 127 Martin St., Rehoboth, MA 02769.


TILLIE KRASNIANSKI  April 26, 2015 

Tillie Krasnianski, age 97, died April 26, 2015 at Country Gardens Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John M. Krasnianski. Born in Seekonk, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Moniz) Ladd. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carole A. and Edward Mezzancella of Seekonk and her son and daughter-in-law John M. and Cassie Krasnianski of Rehoboth. She is survived by her 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771 or Rehoboth Council on Aging, 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Arrangements by Rebello Funeral Home.


ROBERT ‘BOB‘ SANTOS  April 26, 2015 

Robert ‘Bob’ Santos, age 78 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts died April 26, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Providence, a son of the late Manuel and Alexandria Mary (Medeiros) Santos. He was a laborer for Burlingame Feed and Grain Co. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary M., Olive L., Julia, Joseph, Tony, Frank and Manuel Santos, Jr, Irene Reposa, and Gloria Mello.


DEBRA L. CAMBRA  April 25, 2015 

Debra L. Cambra, age 60 of Taunton, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on April 25, 2015 at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI while surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy illness. Debra is survived by her loving husband Michael Cambra of Taunton. She was born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Paul & Anne (Siniak) Pappas. Debra resided in Taunton and had lived in Dighton most of her life. She was educated in Dighton schools and a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, Class of 1972. Debra was a longtime employee of Princess House in Dighton, and then Astrodyne Co. in Mansfield. Debra had a love for animals, visiting casinos, camping at Beaver Tail on Jamestown Island. Above all she cherished her family and friends and brightened everyone’s day with her great sense of humor. Debra leaves her daughter Jennifer Varley of Taunton. She also leaves her grandchild Nicholas LaCombe of South Carolina. Her siblings Michael Pappas and his wife Patricia of Lakeville, Paul Pappas of Pelham, NH , John Pappas and his wife Michelle of Berkley and her late brother Peter J. Pappas. Debra also leaves her step-daughter Ericka Cambra-Whelchel of South Carolina. Debra also leaves her four nephews Andrew and Alex Pappas of Lakeville and Brett and Eric Pappas of North Dighton and her great nieces and her many friends.


Funeral services are private and visiting hours are omitted at the request of the family. Donations in Debra’s memory may be made to Women & Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley St., Providence, RI 02905, Attention Program in Women’s Oncology.


ABNER H. HALL  April 24, 2015 

Abner H. Hall, age 94 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Friday morning April 24, 2015 in Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. He was the husband of the late Dorothy I. ( Horton) Hall. He was born in East Providence son of the late Abner and Sarah (Sherman) Hall. He was educated in East Providence Schools and for over 30 years he was an electrician and maintenance for Briar Manufacturing Company in Providence. Abner served in the US Army in Europe during WW II. He was member of the American Legion Post in Seekonk. A longtime member of the West Dighton Christian Church, where he served as a former Trustee, member of the choir and a sunday school teacher. He loved singing but most of all he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters, Christine Dickinson and her husband Stephan of Gloucester; Cheryl Viera of Rehoboth; and his son Bruce Allen Hall and his wife Christine Davis of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is the grandfather of Stephanie Caddell, Cole Young, Lorri Hunstein and Brain Viera and great-grandfather of nine, brother of the late Gertrude Swan and uncle of several.


ROBERT S. REES   April 21, 2015 

"Bob" age 88 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the former husband of Doris A. (Herrera) Rees. Born in New York, New York, a son of the late Stanley and Elsie (Rushton) Rees, he lived in New York before moving to Rehoboth in 1967. A graduate of Dewitt Clinton High School, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Columbia University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Petty Officer. He worked in sales, marketing, and research in the wiring cable industry for many years. He enjoyed traveling and playing tennis and was known as "Sugar Bear" on the court. He is survived by three children: Keren Rees of Grandville, NY, Peter S. Rees and his wife Margie of Rehoboth, Mark K. Rees and his wife Carol of Wells, VT, three brothers: Kenneth Rees of NY, NY, Stanley Rees and his wife Donna of Kelowna, British Columbia, Clyde Rees and his wife Debbie of Mooresville, NC, five grandchildren: Jessica, Kaela, LeAnn, Israel, and Asia, and several nieces and nephews.


JAMES PANNONE   April 21, 2015 

James Pannone, age 57 of Rehoboth, MA, died at his home on April 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of “Lisa” Elizabeth Andrews-Pannone.  Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Ralph and Anna E. (St. Jean) Pannone, he lived in Rehoboth for ten years.  James loved the Patriots and was a true New England spots fans.  He also loved animals and rescued and gave homes to many over the years. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Donna DaShone of California; Lynne Haworth of Rumford, RI; and Joyce Lizotte and her husband Mark of Cumberland, RI; a brother Ralph Pannone and his wife Cindy of Seekonk, MA; a devoted sister-in-law, Julie Sarri of Pawtuckets; a nephew, Ryan Selley, also many other nieces and nephews and best friends, Carol Vinniti of Seekonk and Robert Pilz of Pawtucket, all of whom helped his family survive the last two years with their unflagging devotion. Contributions in James’ memory can be made to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 or Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.


GLENN R. LARRABEE   April 19, 2015 

Glenn R. Larrabee, age 82 of Arcade Avenue in Seekonk, MA, died peacefully on April 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Jean M. (Sweet) Larrabee. Born in San Diego, CA, a son of the late Harold and Florinda (Cardoza) Larrabee, he lived in Seekonk for 56 years. Mr. Larrabee was co-owner of Fork Lift Trucks Inc. in Cranston, RI for 31 years before retiring in 2008. Mr. Larrabee was a United States Army Veteran. He was a former President and coach for the Seekonk Little League. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen J. Iantosca and her husband Carmen of South Orange, NJ and Carol L. Michael of Riverside; a son, Glenn S. Larrabee and his wife Donna of Glocester; two sisters, Barbara J. Pontes of Swansea, MA and Bette J. Dyer of Rehoboth, MA; a brother, Gilbert R. Larrabee and his wife Lorraine of Rehoboth, MA; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a companion, Marion McTimmonds of Sherwood, OR. Contributions in Glenn's memory to the Community Visiting Nurse Agency, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA, 02703 would be deeply appreciated. wrwatsonfuneralhome.com


ANTONIO G. OLIVEIRA   April 15, 2015 

Antonion G. Oliveira, age 92 of Rehoboth, MA, formerly of East Providence, RI, died April 15, 2015 at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Maria Celestina (Vargas) Oliveira. Born in Faial, Azores, he was a son of the late Jaime A. de Oliveira and Francisca Garcia Dutra. He worked as a sexton for St. Francis Xavier Church for 17 years retiring in 1985. He is survived by his daughters Teresa Silva of East Providence, Leodina Lima of Rehoboth, Otilia Bernardo of Seekonk, Connie Teixeira of East Providence, Fatima Downes of East Providence, Lisabete Morgado of Seekonk, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Conceicao and Antonio Oliveira. He was the brother of Isauro Oliveira of Canada and the late Francisco, Celestino, Eduino, Jose, and Jaime Oliveira, Clara Silveira, Albertina Cancela and Maria A. Dias.


THOMAS R. GODDARD, SR.   April 14, 2015 

Thomas R. Goddard, age 86, passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 14, surrounded by his family at the RI Veterans Home, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was the loving husband of Marie B (King) Goddard, to whom he was wed on November 3, 1956. He also leaves behind his devoted and adoring children: Thomas R Goddard, Jr. of Rehoboth; Ellen M DeMello and her husband George DeMello of Mashpee; Joyce L Pannabecker of Clayton, NC; and Janice E Tripolone and her husband Vinnie Tripolone, Jr. of Pawtucket, RI. In addition, he leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Eddie Calhoun III, Erin Calhoun, Roy Pannabecker III, Kelley Goddard, Dylan Goddard, Jaleen Tripolone and John Tripolone, and many nieces and nephews. Tom was born in Medford, MA on August 5, 1928; he was the loving son of the late Charles Goddard and Genevieve (Mowry) Hunter. He grew up and was a long time resident of Mansfield, MA., where he graduated from Mansfield High School. He later relocated to South Attleboro after retirement and spent the last three years at the RI Veteran Home in Bristol, RI. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He attended New England Institute of Technology for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, and he was owner of Goddard Refrigeration and Appliance for over 35 years which his son Tommy now runs. Following his retirement, he received his license for Real Estate and worked part-time for Christian and Schrom Real Estate, Inc. He was a member with the Mansfield Lions Club. He loved his family and friends. He loved traveling, competition, swimming, running, really any form of exercise. He rarely missed his pizza on Sunday nights from "The Downtown", or his daily 500 sit-ups. He was the dear brother of: Raymond Goddard and his wife Ellie Goddard of Mansfield; James Goddard of Attleboro; and the late Donald Goddard, George Goddard, Ruth Staples, Evelyn Maynard, Lillian Briggs, Helen Baker, and Genevieve Ronhock.


STEPHEN M. HIGGINS   April 12, 2015 

Stephen M. Higgins, age 54, died Sunday, April 12 at his home in Pocasset, MA.  He was born on April 21, 1960 in Taunton, the son of Sherwood M. and Barbara A. (Smith) Higgins. He grew up in Dighton, Massachusetts, he attended and graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth High School in 1977. Stephen served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He has been an electrician for the past 25 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, snow skiing and playing cards. He was very creative which showed in his love of woodworking. He liked traveling to sunny destinations and sunbathing. He loved listening to music especially country music. His loving family remembers him for being the life of the party and being a jokester. Preceding him in death are his parents. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Nikita Higgins of Dartmouth; a step-son, Jason Jorge of Taunton; and a step-daughter Amanda Koska of New Bedford. Also, his girlfriend Nancy Pouler of Pocasset. His siblings, Dean Higgins of Dighton; Caryn Sanson and her husband Gary of N. Dighton; and Cathryn Rousseau and husband Ken of Rehoboth. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA, 02114.


SANDRA A. THIBAULT   April 4, 2015 

Sandra A. Thibault of Clearwater, Florida, previously of Rehoboth, passed away April 4, 2015 surrounded by her family after losing her courageous battle with a prolonged illness. Born February 23, 1947 in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Gwendolyn Anthony Gracie and the late Carl Alquist. She is survived by her one true love of 49 years, Paul G Thibault; two daughters, Christine Thibault Pike and her wife Julie Feierstein of Attleboro and Vicki Thibault Sornborger of Simsbury, Conn.; her beloved grandchildren, Travis Pike, Hope Sornborger, Myles Sornborger, and Marshall Sornborger; and two great-grandchildren, Ryder Pike and Rylie Vickey. She is also survived by her siblings, Nancy Leard of Oklahoma and Rhonda Thibault of Attleboro, and several nieces and nephews. Her heart was filled with joy every moment she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in memory of Sandra Thibault to Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla. (www.moffit.org) or your local animal shelter. In honor of her wishes, no formal services will be held. A private celebration of her life will be held in the future.


DELPHIS E. PLANTE   April 6, 2015 

Delphis E. Plante, age 91 of Martin Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Monday April 6, 2015 at the Grace Barker Nursing Home. He was the husband of Juliette R. (Charron) Plante. Born in North Attleboro he was a son of the late Wilfred and Lucy (Eno) Plante. Mr. Plante was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and received many medals including the Bronze Star. He was a Machinist for Leesona Corporation for over 30 years before retiring. Family always came first and was the most important part of his life. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Suzanne Violette, three sons, Edward, Rene and David Plante, three sisters, Doris Anderson, Rita Denomme and Theresa Albertini, one brother, Maurice Plante, eight-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


CAROL J. (BOLER) CAMPBELL  April 2, 2015

Carol J. (Boler) Campbell, age 77 of Perryville Road in Rehoboth, MA died peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Eugene P. Campbell. They were married for 57 years. Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was the daughter of  the late Stephen and Gladys (Farrell) Boler. She had been a life-long resident of Rehoboth. Carol was a homemaker and was a wonderful cook and baker. Her pride and joy was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed traveling and going to the casino. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son Brian Campbell and his wife Sharon; a daughter Jill Berry and her husband Eric; six beautiful grandchildren: Tyler, Ethan, Christopher and Coco Berry, Benjamin and Joshua Campbell; a brother Robert Boler;  two sisters, Audrey Eckilson and her husband Welton and Jane Vinitti and her husband Vincent, all of Rehoboth. Contributions in her memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


HELEN CHRISTINE RASSOL  March 29, 2015

Helen Christine Rassol, age 82 of Rehoboth for over 55 years passed away peacefully at home on March 29, 2015. Chris is survived by her loving husband, James T. Rassol, her two sisters, Elizabeth Saben of Taunton and Carol McGurn of Rehoboth, three sons and two daughters, three nieces, three nephews, four grandchildren and one grandniece. She was the sister of the late Irene Dorsey. Chris had been a Hostess for the Red Coach Grill chain in Mass., New York and Florida. She went on to become a Women’s Wear and Women’s Accessory Buyer for Apex Department stores a position she held for thirty years. After retiring from Apex she became an Assistant to an insurance agent at Northwestern Mutual. She also owned, with her sister Elizabeth, the Pink Elephant Drive-In in Seekonk. She was a member of the Rotary Club of Warwick since 1996. She loved to travel and she loved music having been a member of a local Sweet Adeline chapter. Her greatest passion was for exercise and worked out at least five days a week for over twenty five years. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives.


GENEVIEVE M. (COREY) FARLEY  March 28, 2015

Genevieve M. (Corey) Farley, wife of the late George H. Farley, died at the Life Care Center of Raynham on March 28, 2015. She was 89. Born, raised, and educated in North Dighton, she was the daughter of the late Antone S. and Mary (Lorian) Corey. A homemaker for most of her adult life, Genevieve was also employed by Taunton’s Colonial Donut Shop for many years. A dog lover, she also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Survivors include a son, Bruce P. Farley and his wife Linda of Rehoboth; a daughter, Colleen A. Braga and her husband John of North Dighton; two sisters, Madeline Silvia of Raynham and Barbara O’Connell of Taunton; two grandchildren, Matthew Farley of Berkley and Melissa Roderick of Somerset; five great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jason, Ryan, Alec and Layla; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Robert, Raymond, Alfred and Mary Corey; and the late Irene Correia.


MILDRED E. MIDGLEY  March 28, 2015

Mildred E. Midgley, of Groton, CT passed away on March 28, 2015 at the Groton Regency. She was 99 years old. She was born on November 10, 1915 in Rehoboth, MA, the daughter of Herbert and Ada (Potts) Bowers. Mildred was the wife of Kenneth Midgley who passed away in 1993.  She is survived by her three sons, Robert of Bloomville, NY, William, of Hope Well Junction, NY, Richard, of Palm Coast, FL; four daughters, Joyce Hunzinger, of Groton, Cynthia Spano, of Hillsdale, NY, Edith Harris, of Palm Coast, FL, and Sandra Tegan, of Mount Vernon, NY; a sister Edith Tulip, of Brookville, FL; thirty grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two sisters Beatrice Bowers and Carolyn DesJardan, brother Kenneth Bowers, and a grandson Nicholas Spano. Mildred was a member of the Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church in Groton.  In lieu of flowers donations in Mildred’s name may be made to the Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church, 1241 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340.


SANDRA JEAN (MEUNIER) SEBRING  March 27, 2015

Sandra Jean (Meunier) Sebring, age 50 of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on March 27 surrounded by her loved ones following a brief illness and a valiant life-long battle with polycystic kidney disease. Born in Taunton, MA, Mrs. Sebring was the daughter of Shirley (O’Connell) Meunier and the late Nelson Meunier of North Dighton. She was the loving wife of B. Peter Sebring and the adoring mother of Benjamin Sebring. She was the devoted sister to Paula Harris and her husband Bill of Scituate, Joan Meunier-Sham and her husband Chi Ho of Needham, Mass., and Ann Mclean and her husband Scott of Rehoboth, Mass. Mrs. Sebring also leaves her father-in-law, Burr Sebring, sister-in-law Anne Glazzard of Barrington, and nieces and nephews Heather, William, Michael, Alex, Cassie, Lauren, Lissa, Chase and Cole. She had the life-long support of her loving aunts and uncles and 18 cousins. She also leaves many, many loving friends, including those in her worldwide Facebook community, who inspired her and provided her with much love and support. Mrs. Sebring and her family are forever indebted to her cousin Brian Tighe and sister Ann McLean for their generosity as kidney donors, which afforded Sandy many more quality and productive years of life. Mrs. Sebring was a graduate of both Dighton-Rehoboth High School and the University of Rhode Island, and she received a certificate in health care administration from the University of Minnesota. She held several positions in the area of grants and development including Women & Infants Hospital and the Archdiocese of Providence. Most recently she was the floral designer and Facebook Website Manager for the Bristol Oyster Bar. Mrs. Sebring was an avid animal lover and was the proud mother of her dachshund family which includes Lucy and Otis, and their three children, Lump, Sunny and Cookie. She was the founder of the “Monkey Girl” Facebook page, devoted to protection of the Great Apes. Memorial donations may be made to: RI Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062; or the New England Organ Bank, 60 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.


NANCY (STONE) WOLFE  March 26, 2015

Nancy (Stone) Wolfe, 90, of Seekonk passed into eternal rest Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon W. Wolfe. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late D. Earle and Eleanor (Miller) Stone, she was a lifelong resident of Seekonk and a longtime summer resident of Nantucket. She graduated from Pawtucket (RI) East Senior High School in 1942 and for many years, she was a member of the Reunion Committee. She attended MA State College before entering Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Program and graduated in 1946. At her death, she was the oldest alumna of Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing. She received her Baccalaureate Degree from RI College in 1972. Mrs. Wolfe was a School Nurse at Seekonk Intermediate and Senior High Schools for 22 years before retiring in 1987. She had served as Past President of the MA School Nurse Organization and as former State Director in the National Association of School Nurses. Previously, she had worked at Providence Lying-In Hospital, as office nurse for Dr. Walter S. Jones and Dr. Kalei Gregory, and as clinic nurse at RI Hospital Personnel Clinic. A longtime member of Newman Congregational Church in Rumford, RI, Nancy was an active historical and genealogical consultant for the Church and as Church Historian found that many of her ancestors were first proprietors in the Town of Rehoboth. She was a member of the RI Society of Mayflower Descendants, the RI Genealogical Society, the DAR, and a member of the Historical Societies in East Providence, Nantucket, Old Colony in Taunton, and Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. She was also a member of the St. Andrews Society of RI, Clan Gunn Society of North America, and the Seekonk Historical Commission. She is survived by her loving children, Wendy Wolfe Cardarelli and her husband, William; and Bonnie Wolfe Collins and her husband, Joseph, all of Rehoboth, MA; and her adored grandchildren, Heather and Blake Collins; Kimberly Cardarelli and her son, Colby; and Jennifer Koziol and her husband Jamie. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Gildersleeve of Topsham, ME; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Janet Whitfield and R. Bradford Stone. Contributions in Nancy’s memory to Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 or Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 116 Huntington Avenue, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated.


RICHARD A. JOHANNIS   March 26, 2015

Richard A. Johannis, age 72 of Rehoboth, MA, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the husband of Ruth (Goyette) Johannis. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Arthur and Johanna (Ward) Johannis. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Katherine Canning, his brother, Arthur Johannis, and three granddaughters.

Donations to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, would be appreciated.


ELEANOR (BARR) PIMENTAL   March 22, 2015

Eleanor (Barr) Pimental, age 82, formerly of Water Street in Rehoboth, MA died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Tampa General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anthony Pimental. Born April 6, 1932, in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Emily (Mager) Barr. Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Judy Ann Duarte and her husband David of Rehoboth, Janet Ellen McDonald and her husband Neal, with whom she made her home in Auburndale, FL; her son, Anthony (TJ) Pimental Jr. of Rehoboth; her daughter-in-law, Jean Pimental of Maine; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late James Francis Pimental. The late Tony Delfino was a companion of Eleanor's for 25 years. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


SHIRLEY V. (STEWART) CANDAGE   March 22, 2015

Shirley V. (Stewart) Candage, age 94 of Norton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her embracing love of her family on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Life care Center of Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Halsted A. Candage who died on February 6, 1987. Born in Holyoke, MA on February 9, 1921, she was a loving daughter of the late Nichol and Mary (Costello) Stewart. She grew up and was educated in the Springfield Area. Prior to retiring, Shirley had worked for many years in various capacities at General Finding, a jewelry company in North Attleboro. A resident of Norton for over 45 years, she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Norton. When not spending time with her adoring family, Shirley’s hobbies included shopping, reading, attending yard sales and listening and singing along to her favorite Irish tunes. She is survived by her devoted children Robert S. Perry and his wife Sandra of North Attleboro, Beverly A. Lizotte-Hebert and her husband Michael of Rehoboth and Marilyn L. Warot and her husband Walter of Norton. She was the cherished grandmother of Lori Ann, Elizabeth, Robert, Paul, Lisa, Leila, Shana and Zachary. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Mae O’Donnell and Eleanor Collins and the former wife of the late Joseph A. Perry. Shirley’s family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


ESTELLE (PAPINEAU) PELLETIER   March 17, 2015

Estelle (Papineau) Pelletier, age 80 of Attleboro, Rehoboth and the Florida Keys, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family on March 17, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Care Cetner.  She was born and raised in Patucket, RI and the daughter of the late Alfred and Annete Papineau.  She was a graduate of St. Jean the Baptist and Rhode Island College.  Estelle worked in the medical profession at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, a position she loved.  She enjoyed crafts, golfing, her family, and summering in Jamestown, RI.  She was a lover of animals including her cats Daisy and Penny.  She was a social butterfly with the residents of Hope Gardens and was known for having a full schedule.  She is survived by her children Cheryl, Mark, Diane, Suzanne, Jamie, with Katie and Ron, as well as her cherished grandchildren Danielle, Cailyn, Ami, Tyler, Andrew, James, Garrett, Brandon, Tatiana and Joselynn.  She is also survived by her ex-husband John Pelletier.  She was predeceased by her son Chip and her brother Al Papineau.  She also leaves her sister Ann-Marie Kornetsky, Brother Andy Papineau, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held later in summer. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donation be sent to Hebron Food Pantry, 11 Sanford Street, P.O. Box 92, Attleboro, MA 027043 or to the Attleboro Animal Shelter, 27 Pond Street, North Attleboro, MA 02703.


DALE A. McCAUGHEY   March 12, 2015

Dale A. McCaughey, age 68 of Rehoboth, passed away on Thursday evening, March 12, 2015 at Somerset Ridge Center in Somerset. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Sidok) Saleeba. Dale was born in Pawtucket, RI, a son of the late Johnston and E. Myrtle (Mowry) McCaughey. Before retirement, Mr. McCaughey was employed with Viveiros Insurance Co as a Insurance Sales Agent. Prior to that he worked with Bliss Bros. Dairy as a local delivery Milkman, Foreman and Supervisor for over 7 years. Dale served his country with the Navy during the Vietnam War as a Medical Corpsman. Dale was a member of The Rehoboth Business Association where he served as a past Treasurer and past President. He also served as co-chair of the semi-annual blood drive committee and with the food pantry committee. Dale was also a past member of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors and as Ambassador for many years and was a member of Rehoboth Lions and BNE/East Bay. His hobbies were photography, traveling, biking and golf. Donations made in Dale’s memory to Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, So. Walpole, MA, 02071, would be deeply appreciated.


RICHARD ALLEN GRAY  March 12, 2015   (reported April 7)

Richard Allan Gray, age 96 of South Yarmouth, MA, passed away March 12, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, near his home in Ocala, FL. Born in Rehoboth, MA, He was the son of the late Thomas and Beatrice Gray. Richard attended and graduated from Bryant College in Rhode Island. He was a Navy Veteran who served in the end of World War II and the Korean War. He was District Manager for Maremont Corporation, covering the entire New England area. Upon retirement he enjoyed keeping himself busy creating beautiful landscapes for his home and others in the surrounding area of South Yarmouth. He loved the four season of the Cape, working out at his favorite gym and cooking his favorite vegetarian recipes for family and friends. Richard is survived by his children, Richard Gray Jr., Kevin Gray, Elizabeth Abernathy and Valerie Pisarz; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association.


DAVID RAYMOND RENWICK   March 9, 2015

David Raymond Renwick, 63, of New Street in Rehoboth, died unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, March 9, 2015. He was the husband of Terrill J. (Negent) Renwick to whom he was married on Aug. 23, 1980. Born in Bedford, N.Y. on July 16, 1951, he was a son of the late John P. Renwick Sr. and Louise (Husted) Renwick. He was a graduate of Millbrook School and attended the University of Denver. Mr. Renwick was a self-employed boat builder for 30 years. He resided in Rehoboth for the past 28 years, having moved to the community from Magnolia, Mass. While residing in Bedford, N.Y., he attended St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Mr. Renwick enjoyed all sports including golf, hockey and football. He treasured times spent creating memories with his family and his love for the water extended to boating and fishing. In addition to his wife, he leaves three sons: Tate L. Renwick and his wife Victoria A. (Breglio) Renwick of Beverly, David Michael Renwick of Rehoboth, and Peter H. Renwick of East Providence; three grandchildren: Reid V., Maren E. and Jack C. Renwick; two brothers: John P. Renwick Jr. of Nantucket, and James B. Renwick of Bedford, N.Y., and many extended family members and friends. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506.


SCOTT C. DeBECK   March 2, 2015

Scott C. DeBeck, age 53, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 2, 2015. Born in Attleboro on April 16, 1961, he was the son of Dorothy A. (Bobola) Robson and her husband Ronald Robson of Seekonk, and Clive C. DeBeck and his wife Beverly DeBeck of Middleboro. Scott worked as welder and metal fabricator for Electric Boat, Quonset, R.I. for many years. He enjoyed learning about United States and world history and reading and researching astronomy. Besides his parents and stepparents, he leaves a son, Christopher C. DeBeck of Onset; a grandson, William DeBeck; and a beloved aunt and two uncles, Barbara and Roger Tetreault of Rehoboth and Howard DeBeck. He also leaves many cousins. Memorial gifts to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange St., Suite 102-B, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated.


ELEANOR (HYDE) NORDSTROM   March 2, 2015

Eleanor (Hyde) Nordstrom, age 92 of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Seekonk and Rehoboth, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Kristine on Monday, March 2, 2015. Born in Cumberland on December 9, 1922, she moved to Rehoboth as a child and lived there until she met and married her husband, Tore. They moved to Seekonk where they built a house and raised their family. Eleanor was always very active. She loved the fellowship at Epworth United Methodist Church in Pawtucket, where she was the church secretary and longtime member of the choir, later attending Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Bradenton. She loved to travel, visiting Israel, Mexico and England. But as far as she traveled, her favorite place to go was the family summer home at Rocky Nook in Kingston. She loved nothing more than spending time with friends and family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Eleanor retired to Bradenton in 1991 to enjoy the warmer weather but continued to return to New England every summer until she was no longer able to travel. Eleanor was the daughter of Francis and Ethel (Dalton) Hyde, wife of the late Axel Tore, mother of: Kristine of Bradenton, with whom she resided; Kenneth of Bradenton; Keith and his wife Sherri of Rehoboth, and Kathryn and her husband Kevin Kellerman of San Clemente, Calif. She was the beloved grandmother of Nathan, Ashley and the late Kathryn Jodat, Andrew T. Nordstrom and Miles Kellerman. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 33762-3820. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 30 at 11 AM at the Seekonk Town Cemetery on Newman Avenue.


ROBERT E. AUBIN   February 26, 2015

Robert E. Aubin, age 72 of Rehoboth passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara C. (Cheval) Aubin and the son of the late Aldege and Delia (Bassett) Aubin. Bob had a career as a maitre'd at several Boston restaurants and was a real estate broker with the Aubin Corporation of Seekonk before he retired. He was an avid golfer and former member of Crestwood Country Club who also enjoyed traveling and working in his yard. Besides his wife, Barbara, he leaves two brothers Lawrence A. Aubin of Rehoboth and J. Paul Aubin of El Paso, Texas; one sister, Marie Baumann of Brule, Wisconsin; two cousins, Jane Sweeney of Warwick and Anne Sweeney of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center and mailed to Development Office, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901.


VINCENT C. BJORKMAN, JR.   February 26, 2015

Vincent C. Bjorkman, Jr., age 55 of Rehoboth, formerly of Wrentham, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Leiter) Bjorkman to whom he was wed on February 16, 1991. Born in Somerville, MA on January 27,1960, he was a loving son of Vincent C. Bjorkman, Sr. of Wrentham and the late Ann E. (Calamara) Bjorkman. Vinny grew up in Wrentham and was a graduate of King Phillip High School. He had also attended trade for machinery. He had been employed for eight years as a machinist for Karl Storz Endovision in North Attleboro and had previously worked at Smith & Nephew in Mansfield for ten years and also at Johnson & Johnson Orthopedic in Raynham for ten years. Vinny had made his home in Rehoboth for the past 24 years and when younger, was a member of the former Mansfield Jaycees. In addition to spending time with family and friends, his hobbies included skiing, riding motorcycles and quadruuners, camping, boating and gardening.In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his devoted and cherished son Joshua E. Bjorkman of Rehoboth. He was the dear brother Keith Bjorkman of Wrentham, Elizabeth E. DiSaia and her husband Michael of Westboro and the late Robin Bjorkman. He was the adoring uncle of Kelsey, Cassie, Megan, Olivia, Christian and Matthew, and is also survived by several aunts and uncles.


VIRIATO BERNARDO RAPOSO   February 25, 2015

Viriato Bernardo Raposo, of Tremont Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts passed away on February 25, 2015 at Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA.  He was the husband of Irondina (Cordeiro) Raposo. Born in Cobouco, Lagoa, St. Michael Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel Bernardo Raposo and Maria deNascimento (Pacheco) Raposo. He was a landscaper for Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk before retiring. He is survived by his wife Irondina, children, Laura Medeiros of Bristol, Viriato Raposo of Seekonk, Ana Borges of Fall River and Elizabeth Barbosa of Rehoboth with whom he lived, grandchildren, Matthew Medeiros, Mack Medeiros, Veronica Medeiros, Thea Raposo, Amanda Raposo, Taylor Raposo, Gabriella Raposo, Kate Raposo, Jessica Crossley, Aniessa Correira, Hannah Borges, Sheyenne Borges, Josephine Borges, Lauren Barbosa, Makalya Barbosa, great grandchildren, Matthew Medeiros, Jr., Aela Maynard, Serenity Correira. He was the brother of Zenida Rufino of Warren, Eduardo Raposo and Armando Raposo of St. Michael, Azores and the late Manuel Raposo and Joao Raposo.


RICHARD V. LUTHI, SR.   February 18, 2015

Richard V. Luthi, Sr., age 81 of Rehoboth, MA passed away on February 18, 2015, but not before leading a very successful and fulfilled life committed to serving his family, his country, and his community. His journey began in Commerce, Georgia, where he was the first son of E. Willie and Ellen Luthi. He had 8 brothers and sisters, Mary, Josephine, Ernest, William, Ruth, Philip, Charlotte, and Donald. As a youngster of the Depression era, he longed to escape the challenges of his life in New Jersey and enlisted in the United States Army as a teenager. The army provided him with new hope, purpose, and guidance. His military path led him to proudly serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He rose steadily through the ranks accruing the Combat Infantry Badge, Sharpshooter badge, Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, 4 Bronze Stars, Medal of Commendation,  Army Occupation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and several Meritorious Service Medals. He married his one love, Carol S. Luthi (deceased), and together they raised a daughter, Linda Luthi, and son, Richard Luthi, Jr. His military service brought him and his family the opportunity to live in a variety of locations in Europe and the U.S., including Austria, Germany, Georgia, Virginia, Hawaii, and Connecticut.  Dick loved to travel. He insisted that his children attend public schools to experience the culture and diversity of each assignment. His family was last stationed at the Nike base in Rehoboth where he decided to retire with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1971. He later served the town as the Veteran’s Officer, Town Treasurer, and worked for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, H&R Block, and LORAC tax preparation. Having put down roots in Rehoboth, he undertook the task of starting the Rehoboth Junior Football League and coached for the Rehoboth Little League. With his wife running the snack stand, his daughter coaching and being scorekeeper, and his son practicing and playing on the Rehoboth teams, town sports became a family affair.  In addition, he enjoyed opening their home to the families of his siblings and in-laws. He especially enjoyed time spent with his nieces/nephews and their families.  Later service to the community included membership to the Rehoboth Lions Club where he was chairperson for the Vidbel Circus committee, volunteering with various agencies providing help to people with intellectual disabilities, Rehoboth 350th Anniversary celebrations committee, and Rehoboth Arts and Air Festival committee.  Favorite hobbies included fishing, driving, coin collecting, reading, betting a nickel on his favorite sports teams, and playing cards. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Luthi and grandchildren, Cassidy and Lindsey; his son Richard Luthi and his wife Bonnie Luthi, and grandchildren Justin, Jared, Derek, Shawn, and Meghan. Donations be made in Dick Luthi’s name to the Paralyzed Veteran’s Of America or the American Legion in Commerce, Georgia.


DONALD E. LYLE, JR.   February 7, 2015

Donald Everett Lyle, Jr., known as "Donnie" and "Don Wa", 55, of Orchard Lane in Attleboro, MA died on February 7, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton. Born in Pawtucket on November 9, 1959, he was a son of Margaret R. (Vincent) Lyle of Attleboro and the late Donald E. Lyle Sr. He was raised and educated in Attleboro where he remained a lifelong resident. He was a 1977 graduate of Attleboro High School. At Attleboro High School, Mr. Lyle was a quarterback for the school football team, was a shortstop for the school baseball team and was elected as an All-American sportsman. Mr. Lyle was employed as a professional driver having been employed by R&L Carriers in Canton for the past 10 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Mr. Lyle was an ardent football, baseball, hockey and golf fan with a special love for all the Boston teams. His most treasured times were those spent creating lifelong memories with his daughters. In addition to his mother, he leaves two daughters: Danielle E. Lyle and Jessica A. Lyle both of Rehoboth; his siblings: Deborah A. Cornetta and her husband, Dennis A. Cornett Sr., of Attleboro; Diane L. Lyle of Mansfield and David E. Lyle Sr. of Attleboro; his maternal grandfather: Wilfred J. Fortin of Las Vegas, Nevada; his nephews: Dennis A. Cornetta Jr., Devan A. Cornetta, Desmond C. Cornetta and Aidan M. Lyle; his companion: Debbie Thomas of East Bridgewater; his former wife: Jennifer A. (Fonger) Lyle of Rehoboth and several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and dear friends. He was the uncle of the late David E. Lyle Jr. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


VIRGINIA M. FOLEY  February 7, 2015

Virginia M. Foley of Rehoboth, MA passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI.  For 63 years she was the devoted wife of Henry L. Foley, Professor Emeritus, Bryant University. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Dima) Mussi. She was a 1941 graduate of Woonsocket High School where she was her class' Valedictorian. She also studied at Rhode Island School of Design. Early in her career, Mrs. Foley was a freelance fashion illustrator and an artist. After raising her children, she rejoined the workforce and rose to the position of manager for Puritan Insurance before she retired. For more than a decade, Mrs. Foley was the Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Rehoboth. She was a very active member of the Rehoboth League of Women Voters and participated in the national push to pass Title 9, which necessitated funding for girl's sports teams. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Anne V. Holdreith and her husband Mark of Manhasset, N.Y., one son, Henry C. Foley and his wife Karin of Columbia, Mo. She had four grandchildren, Sean Holdreith, Colin Holdreith, Erica Foley, and Laura Foley. She was predeceased by four sisters.


STEVEN M. RIENDEAU  February 4, 2015

Steven M. Riendeau died suddenly in Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA on February 4, 2015 after being stricken ill at his home. He was born in Taunton, son of Joan (Landry) Riendeau of Raynham and the late Kenneth Riendeau. He was educated in St Mary’s School, TCMS and B-P High School. He was severely injured while serving in the Army in Italy. He worked as an electrician for PAC Electrical of CT for about 5 years. Steven enjoyed his five cats. He is survived, besides his mother Joan, by his wife April (Camara) Riendeau of Taunton, his sister Cheryl Vincent and her husband Robert of Rehoboth, his brother Kenneth Riendeau and his wife May Lynn of NC. He was also the brother of the late Arlene Riendeau. He was the son-in-law of Carol Camara of Taunton and the late Alfred Camara, and the brother-in-law of Anita White of East Taunton. Steven is the uncle of several.


EDITH ‘ CRICKET‘ (JONES) GENDRON  January 26, 2015

Edith "Cricket" (Jones) Gendron, of Rehoboth, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA. She was the beloved wife of Aime J. Gendron. Mrs. Gendron was born in Tigue, Ky., a daughter of the late Estel and Margaret (Paul) Jones. Edith was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. She never missed a birthday, an anniversary or an important date to be remembered. Edith was a member of the Rehoboth Seniors, she loved old western movies and to travel. She will be missed by many people. Besides her loving husband of more than 70 years, she leaves her children, Tommy Gendron of North Dighton, Daniel Gendron of Rehoboth, David Gendron of Taunton, Jeffrey Gendron of Maine, and Helen SauerLinder of Seekonk. Sister of Dennis Jones of Kentucky, Truman Jones of Ohio, Irene Willert of Tennessee, and Wilma Carrol and Charlene Jones, both of Kentucky. Grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 15 and great-great-grandmother of four. She was the mother of the late Elaine Constable and sister of the late Lillian Lee and Emma Peace.


EVELYN MAE (ROSE) BOIS  January 24, 2015

Evelyn Mae (Rose) Bois, wife of the late Joseph G. Bois, died at Morton Hospital in Taunton on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was 94. Born in Rehoboth, she was the daughter of the late Manuel F. and Martha A. (Daley) Rose.

A lifelong resident of Rehoboth, she worked as a shop clerk for Reed & Barton Silversmiths in the repair department for over 40 years, retiring in 1986. She was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church. Survivors include one brother, Robert W. Rose and his wife Estelle, of Rehoboth; and several nieces, nephews. She was also the sister of the late Clinton, Lester and Henry Rose, and Dorothy M. Borges and Jeanette Jacques. Memorials may be made to the Horbine School Association, c/o Beverly Pettine, P.O. Box 16295, Rumford, RI 02916.


JOSEPH TRAVERS January 19, 2015

Joseph Travers, husband of the late Hilda C. (Pacheco) Travers, died at his North Dighton, MA home on January 19, 2015. He was 89. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Augustine and Madeline (Compos) Travers. Educated in Somerset schools, Joe served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the WWII. He served with the 3rd Marine Air Wing in the South Pacific, in several operations, including those in Samar, the Philippines and Okinawa. He later attended New England Technical Institute where he received an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering. A retired toolmaker, Joe worked for the former Coppercraft Guild and was later employed by the former Sweet Manufacturing Co. of Mansfield. A licensed commercial pilot, he flew with Mass. Airlines out of New Bedford, and was a flight instructor with King’s Aviation. Joe was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph Travers and his wife Cheryl of Seattle, Washington; two daughters, Paula Irving and her husband James, and Nancy Pinto and her husband Barry, all of Rehoboth; a sister, Mary Barboza of Fredericksburg, VA; eight grandchildren, Theresa, Jaime, Bryan, Justin, Barret, Evan, Jared and Derek; two great grandchildren, Christiano and Lillian; and several nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late Arthur Travers.


GENEVIEVE LOPES ROCHEFORT  January 14, 2015

Genevieve Lopes Rochefort, age 73 of Shaw Street in New Bedford, died peacefully with her family at her bedside on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Acores, daughter of late Antonio and Emily Martins, she was the office manager of her family business All City Aluminum. A cornerstone of her family, she was tireless in her devotion to them. Later in life, she loved ballroom dancing, working out at her gym, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Beloved mother of Gary Lopes (wife-Diane) of Lexington, and Anne Parisi (husband-Kenneth) of Rehoboth; grandmother of Ashley Keogh (husband-Michael), Brittany Ross (husband Ryan), Emily and Katherine Lopes, Genevieve and Nicole Parisi. great-grandmother of Brayden Keogh; sister of Mary Pereira, Venilde Gouveia, Helen Raposo, Valdemar, Joseph, Lucy and Arthur Martins, all of Fall River, Joanne Correa of Swansea and the late Antonio Martins. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.


JOHN ROSSITER HESS, III  January 13, 2015

John Rossiter Hess, III, age 93, died on January 13, 2015 in Providence, RI. He was predeceased by his wives Gwendolyn (Fairchild) and Janice (Hill). Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John R and Dorothy (O'Leary) Hess. After graduating from Brown University in 1943, John ("Jack" to many) served as a Master Sergeant in the US Army in Europe during WWII. He was VP sales at George Mann Company and formed his own company, John R. Hess & Co., Inc. in 1969. He remained active in the industry until his death. He served as a founding leader and Past President of the National Association of Chemical Distributors and the Chemical Education Foundation and was the first recipient of their lifetime achievement award. Just this past year he was honored for his 40 years of contribution to these groups. While in his 70's, he joined the Peace Corps and served 3 years in the Czech Republic. He was a Past President of Hog Island, Inc. and spent over 70 great summers there. He was a member at Rhode Island Country Club and Royal Dornoch Golf Club. He was very active in civic affairs in Barrington where he served as Chairman of the Zoning Board for 20 plus years and served as the first Chairman of the Bristol County Water Authority and was active with the Barrington YMCA. He leaves a daughter, Marcia Gonzalez Baube Hess of Bristol, his sons and daughters-in law, Stephen and Patricia Hess of Rehoboth and Bristol and Peter and Elaine Hess of Bristol, and grandchildren; Korinne and Tim Sullivan, Knight Hess, Kyle and Sara Hess, Michelle Gonzalez, Peter and Lynn Hess, Patrick and Sarah Hess, a great grandson Max, Jan's children Sue Root, Becky Durkin, Jeff Hill and a dear companion, Ava Allsman. He had two sisters, Nancy Spencer and Joan Clayton (deceased), and predeceased by sons in law, Michael Gonzales and Ian Baube. John Hess had many friends from many circles including Hog Island, the Barrington YMCA, Peace Corps and the industry in which he served for over 60 years. He will be greatly missed.


LILLIAN D. (REYNOLDS) PIKE  January 13, 2015

Lillian Dorabelle (Reynolds) Pike, age 94 of Jefferson Street, North Attleboro, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was the longtime companion of the late James Edward Pierce until his death on June 28, 1987. Born in Rehoboth on February 8, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Everett and Minnie Emma (Anderson) Reynolds. She was raised and educated in Rehoboth where she was a graduate of the former Rehoboth High School. She resided in North Attleboro for the past 60 years, having moved to the community from East Providence. Mrs. Pike was employed at Coutu Cleaners in Pawtucket for many years prior to her retirement 35 years ago. She was a volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro for 20 years. Mrs. Pike leaves her son, Norman George Pike and his wife Marguerite S. (Collette) Pike of Pawtucket; a daughter-in-law, Audrey M. (Jackson) Pike of Wareham; a sister, Betty Rose (Reynolds) Pike of North Attleboro; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; extended family members and friends. She was the mother of the late Ronald David Pike and the late Gordon Pike and was predeceased by her precious feline companion, "Kitty." Donations may be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Dyer-Lake Funeral Home is located at 161 Commonwealth Avenue in North Attleboro.


JOSEPH I. SOUSA  January 11, 2015

Joseph I. Sousa, age 65 of Wheeler Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died January 11, 2015 at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida. Born July 24, 1949, he was a son of the late Isidro and Encarnacao (Delgado) DeSousa. Mr. Sousa was raised in Bristol and graduated from Bristol High School. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had worked for the US Postal Service for many years before retiring. He leaves his brother, James Sousa of Warwick; an aunt, Zelia Carvalho of CA; and many cousins.


JOHN EVANS  January 9, 2015

John Evans of Rehoboth, MA passed away peacefully at home in the devoted care of his family on January 9, 2015. He was the husband of the late Penny K. Shaw-Evans. Mr. Evans was born in Rehoboth, MA, the son of Thomas E. Evans of Rehoboth, MA and the late Muriel Kinney Evans. John lives in the hearts and minds of his three loving children, Michael Evans, Alyssa Evans and Hannah Evans all of Rehoboth. He also leaves his brothers David Evans of Seekonk, MA, and Pete Evans of Providence and his sister Susan Evans-McClain of Rehoboth. He will be dearly missed by his nephews Patrick McClain and Thomas Evans and his nieces Katherine McClain, Kara Evans, Kirsten Evans, Katie Goldman, Kelly Evans and Sara Evans. Donations may be made to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, 4 Locust Ave, PO Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


WALTER A. DORAZ  January 9, 2015

Walter A. Doraz, 94, of Attleboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Mr. Doraz was the husband of the late Irene (Dolbec) Doraz. Born in North Dighton, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Ezyk) Doraz. Before retirement, Walter was employed with Balfour in Attleboro. He also was employed at A and Z Chain Company in East Providence. He was a 1939 graduate of Dighton High School and a graduate of Bristol County Business College. Walter was also, for many years, the president of the Attleboro Chapter of the AARP. He also served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the loving father of Walter N. Doraz and wife Carolyn of Rehoboth, and grandfather of Susan Huniu and James Doraz. Mr. Doraz was also the great-grandfather of Jack and Connor Doraz, and Hayley Huniu. He was the brother of the late Freda Bennett, Helen Leonard and Janice Corr.


LORI O’BRIEN-FOERI  January 7, 2015

Lori O’Brien-Foeri, Esq, age 52 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA. She was the wife of Arthur Rossi. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Raymond Reed of Rehoboth and the late Jean (Kohler) Reed. Lori was an Attorney specializing in elder law, disability law and estate planning. She was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar on March 23, 2010. She was a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Bristol County Estate Planning Council and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Besides her husband and father she leaves one daughter, Amanda O'Brien-Hebert and her husband Craig of New Bedford; one son, Stephen R. Foeri of East Providence; two sisters, Raye Reed-Olarte and Kimberly Caisse, both of Seekonk. Contributions in her memory to Hope Health, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 would be appreciated.


ELEANOR S. PLANTE  January 4, 2015

Eleanor S. Plante, 90, longtime resident of Rehoboth, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Attleboro, MA.  Eleanor, daughter of Aristodemo and Angelina Albertini of Mansfield, was born on October 2, 1924. She married Lionel A. Plante on June 15, 1946 at St. Mary's Church, Mansfield. Eleanor is survived by daughter Karen, wife of Robert Kroll, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and son Wilfrid, husband of Gail, of Millersville, Pa. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Nathan (Denise) Kroll and Ruth-Ellen (Henry) Jackson, all of Halifax; Jessica Plante (Vernon Gardiner) of Readfield, Maine; MSG Elijah (Dani) Plante of Fort Hood, Texas; Danielle Plante of Scranton, Pa.; and 10 great-grandchildren: Julia, Sarah, Rebecca, Ellery, Viola, and Xavier of Halifax, Julie and Kaitlyn of Maine, and Kalin and Elijah Thomas of Texas. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, loving husband and her sisters Aurora M. Taylor and Rena E. Plante and brother Alfred I. Albertini. Memorial gifts may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379, or the Rehoboth Council on Aging, 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


SYBIL LALLIER  January 3, 2015

Sybil (Henry) Lallier,  age 66 of Attleboro, MA passed away on January 3, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Lallier. Sybil was born in Attleboro, a dauhter of the late Ellwood and Eleanor (Peckham) Henry. Before retirement, Mrs. Lallier was employed with the former Kids Town Store in Attleboro as a sales manager for over 19 years. She was an avid sports fan who loved the Red Sox. Most of all she was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. Besides her loving husband of over 44 years, she leaves her children, Paul K. Lallier of Warwick, R.I., John T. Lallier of Attleboro, and Barbara Garon of Rehoboth. She was the sister of Todd Henry of Pawtucket and Cynthia Crowley of Attleboro. Loving grandmother of Paul and Mitchell Garon, and Tyler, David, Ethan and Lauren Lallier. Mrs. Lallier was also the mother of the late Julie Jane Lallier and sister of the late Robert and Patricia Henry.


ESTHER WINSLOW  January 2, 2015

Esther Winslow, age 87 of Seekonk, MA, formerly of Preble, NY for 35 years, passed away January 2, 2015 at Hattie Ide Chaffee nursing home. Esther was born December 29, 1927 in Walpole, NH. She leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Bill Winslow, daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Haynes of Rehoboth, MA, grandchildren Katherine Haynes and Mark Haynes. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Ramsey, brother-in-law John Ramsey and sister-in-law Grace Chandler of Walpole, NH, five nieces and four nephews.  Donations may be made to the Rehoboth Congregational Church, PO Box 325, Rehoboth, MA 02769 or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, FI 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.


SANDY F. QUAGLIA  January 1, 2015

Sandy F. Quaglia, 71, of Rehoboth passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Joseph A. Quaglia of Rehoboth. Born December 15, 1943 in Attleboro, MA she was the daughter of the late Arthur Woodrow Rock and Doris Louise (Turcotte) Rock. Sandy grew up in the Dodgeville section of Attleboro. She worked as an assistant to the Rehoboth Veterans Agent and also was employed at the Sun Chronicle and the Robbins Company for many years. She enjoyed bowling, visiting the casino, motorcycling, being and active member of Blackstone Valley H.O.G., scuba diving traveling and cooking for her family. In addition to her husband, Sandy is survived by her two son Brian J. Quaglia Sr. and his wife Mianzie W. Quaglia (Wanawan); Grandsons, Brian J. Quaglia II, Marc W. Quaglia and David R. Quaglia all of Rehoboth and her son Russell R. Quaglia; 2 grandsons and great-granddaughter Rose Quaglia all of Cumberland, RI.


MURIEL A. QUINT  January 1, 2015

Muriel A. Quint, age 84 of Williams Street, Rehoboth, Massachusetts died Thursday January 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Frederick Quint, Jr., to whom she was married for 65 years. Born in Rehoboth, she was a daughter of the late Lester R. and Elizabeth A. (Flaherty) Gray. Mrs. Quint worked for Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School before retiring. She was a Sunday School Teacher at Rehoboth Congregational Church, a volunteer for the Rehoboth Republican Party and was a warden for the town of Rehoboth elections. She was also a former telephone dispatcher for the Rehoboth Fire Department. Mrs. Quint was a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, Florida for 20 years. Besides her husband she leaves one son, Keith H. Quint of Berkley, MA; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Jeffrey M. Quint and Frederick “Mike” Quint, and sister of the late Lester R. Gray, Jr. and Marjorie Kane. Contributions to the Community Visiting Nurses Association Hospice Division, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, Ma 02703-9944 would be appreciated.


DIAMANTINA ‘TINA‘ ABRAMS  December 19, 2014 (reported January 10, 2015)

Diamantina "Tina" Abrams, 83, wife of Kenneth Abrams, died on December 19, 2014. Born in Providence, she was daughter of the late Francisco and Olentina (Ferriera) Correia. Mrs. Abrams offered in-home day care to local children throughout the 1970s, and early 1980s where she earned the moniker "Aunt Tina'' which can still be heard in use today. She worked as a CSR for the R.E. Backlund Insurance Agency for twenty-one years. She co-founded a yearly golf tournament benefiting the MS Society for twenty-two years. She was a member of South Swansea Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Diane Abrams, Cheryl Lafountain and Elizabeth Doyle, and one son, Kenneth Abrams II; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Barbara Ferreira and Mariano Correia. Donations can be made to the Activities Fund at Clifton, located at the Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Center, 500 Wilbur Ave., Somerset, MA, 02725 in Tina Abrams' name.