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2014 OBITUARIES


Lorraine I. (Medeiros) Cabral April 9, 2014

Lorraine I. (Medeiros) Cabral, of Rehoboth, wife of the late John E. Cabral, died at Rhode Island Hospital on April 9, 2014. She was 74. Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline V. (Morris) Medeiros, Jr.

She was raised and educated in Rehoboth and E. Providence and was a 1957 graduate of E. Providence High School. Employed by Raytheon for 12 years, she retired at the age of 62. More recently, Mrs. Cabral spent much her time caring for her special needs brother. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading. Survivors include two sons, Keith E. Cabral of Rehoboth and Todd M. Cabral of Tiverton; a brother, Charles F. Medeiros of Rehoboth; a sister, Amelia Ruberia of Warwick; and three grandsons, Jonathan, Eric and Michael Cabral. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Virginia Faye (Johnson) Stevens April 3, 2014

Virginia Faye (Johnson) Stevens, 87, of North Attleboro, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the 16-year companion of William J. Killarney, with whom she resided. Mrs. Stevens was the wife of the late H. Russell Stevens Jr. Born at the family homestead in Rehoboth on May 29, 1926, she was one of 11 children born to the late Harry T. and Dora A. (Case) Johnson.nMrs. Stevens resided in Rehoboth prior to moving to the City of Attleboro, where she was a resident for more than 40 years prior to moving to North Attleboro in 1989. She attended Second Congregational Church in Attleboro. Mrs. Stevens was employed by Englehardt Industries in Plainville for 12 years prior to her retirement in 1980. She enjoyed knitting, embroidering, reading, crocheting and taking day trips to Plymouth. In addition to her companion, Mrs. Stevens leaves two children: Jeffrey S. Stevens and his wife Janice A. Stevens of Cumberland, R.I., and Gregory T. Stevens of Attleboro; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was anxiously expecting the arrival of her ninth great-grandchild. She was the mother of the late David C. Stevens, who died on June 3, 2007 and the late Timothy H. Stevens, who died on Feb. 19, 2005. Mrs. Stevens was predeceased by all of her siblings: Charles Johnson, Herbert Johnson, Clifford Johnson, Harry Johnson, Gladys McKearney, Dora Proulx, Ann Orrs, Charlotte LaPage, Clara Compton and Hazel Robinson.


Lloyd ‘Sandy‘ Preston Hood March 24, 2014

Lloyd ‘Sandy’ Preston Hood, 64, of Attleboro passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Born in Concord on Nov. 1, 1949, he was a son of Roger Williams Hood Sr. and Virginia D. (Durfee) Hood of Somerset. Mr. Hood was a graduate of the North Attleboro High School Class of 1967. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Hood was employed as a quality engineer at Bio-Detek Inv., East Providence.He was a member of the Community Covenant Church in Rehoboth. Sandy's love of the water showed in his sailing and restoration of old cars into boats. He was a member of the Attleboro Sail and Power Squadron, where both he and his father taught. Mr. Hood was a six-sigma certification black belt, but most important to him were his children. Sandy is survived by his children: Andrew P. Hood of Providence; Jeremy Williams Hood of Attleboro; Heather E. (Hood) Bonin of Warren, R.I.; Meghan M. Chuk of Attleboro; Nathan A. Hood of Greenville, R.I.; one brother, Roger Williams Hood Jr. of Wakefield, R.I.; one niece, Kerry E. Hood of Wakefield, R.I., and 11 grandchildren: Julia, Jeremy, Jared, Kayla, Kobe, Olivia, Emma, Isabel, Abram, Tobias and Camden.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Hood's memory to a charity to be announced.



Maria L. ‘Dolores’ Pereira March 21, 2014

Maria L. ‘Dolores’ Pereira, age 69 of Brook Street in Rehoboth, MA died Friday, March 21, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John R. Pereira. Born in Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores she was a daughter of the late Antonio R. and Marcelina (Araujo) Ferreira. Mrs. Pereira was the owner and operator of Country Side Hair Style before retiring. She was a member of the Rehoboth Garden Club. Beside her husband she leaves one daughter, Kelley Faria of East Providence, two sons, Steven J. Pereira and Marc A. Pereira both of East Providence, one sister, Natevidade Machado of Sao Miguel, one brother, Mario Ferreira of Stafford, Virginia and six grandchildren.

Contributions appreciated to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 would be appreciated.


John J. ‘Jack’ Cabral, III March 21, 2014

John J. ‘Jack’ Cabral, III,  age 67 of Homestead Avenue in Rehoboth died at home Friday morning, March 21, 2014. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Karen (Aparicio) Cabral. Born September 13, 1946 in Providence, he was the loving son of the late John and Mary (Conti) Cabral. In addition to his wife of 37 years, he leaves his sisters, Diana DiSaia and Mary Jane Dexter, both of East Providence. He was also the son-in-law of John and Palmyra (Silva) Aparicio of Rehoboth. He was especially cherished by his entire family, including numerous nieces and nephews, and was exceptionally dedicated to his dog, Bandit. Jack uniquely touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.


Raymond L. Butler March 17, 2014

Raymond L. Butler, died unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2014 in Morton Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved fiancé of Andrea Sapatha Desroches. He was born 49 years ago in Taunton, the son of Andrea (Goulart) Butler and the late Robert L. Butler, Sr. He was educated in Taunton and was a lifelong city resident. Raymond enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and fishing in Maine. In addition to his mother and fiancée, he leaves: 1 son: Brad Minon of Taunton; 2 daughters: Melanie Pinho and her husband, Chris of Rehoboth and Brianna Butler of So. Dennis; 1 brother: Robert L. Butler, Jr. of Taunton; 2 sisters: Laurie Belenger and her husband, Don of Taunton and Tina Chmielorz of Fall River; 3 granddaughters: Hailey and Ava Butler, and Aundraya Pinho, and several nieces and nephews.


Charles Albert White, Jr. March 15, 2014

Charles Albert White, Jr.,  84, of Norton, passed away at home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Mae (Dumaine), to whom he was married on Dec. 31, 1949, and who passed away on Oct. 12, 2005. Born in Randolph on Oct. 3, 1929, he was a son of the late Charles Albert White Sr. and Edna (Erickson) White. Mr. White worked at textile mills in Norton and Canton for many years. He was employed as a machinist at Bay State Tap and Die in Mansfield for more than 25 years prior to his retirement at age 64. He also served in the National Guard. Mr. White attended the Chartley United Methodist Church in Norton where he served as custodian and layleader for many years. He was known as a family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to pass the time working on both cars and trucks, as well as driving tractors. Mr. White is survived by his children: Susann Stanhope, Sandra Boudreau, and Georgiana Humes, all of Rehoboth; Charles Albert White III of South Attleboro; and Richard White of Norton; seven sisters and brothers: June Audlee of Stoughton, John White of Florida, Robert White of Taunton, Walter White of Rhode Island, William White of Maine, Pearl Martins of Brockton, and Evelyn Fortier of Foxboro; seven grandchildren: Daniel White, Tanya DeCosta, Crystal White, all of Attleboro; Charles White IV of Newport; Richard White Jr. of Norton; and Samuel Humes and Kellie Humes, both of Rehoboth; eight great-grandchildren: Brian DeCosta Jr., Steven DeCosta, Stefiane Greene, Sarah DeCosta, Shyann Greene, Skylar Buzzell, Keenan White, all of Attleboro, and Shayla Thomas of Norton. He also leaves behind five step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.He was father of the late Frederick White; the brother of the late Priscilla Cataldo and James White, and the grandfather of the late Julie White and Katie White. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. White's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or visit alz.org.


Phyllis (Medeiros) Cabral March 14, 2014

Phyllis (Medeiros) Cabral,  age 71 of Dailey Street (formerly of Lincoln Street) in Seekonk, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Edward Cabral. Born July 7, 1942, in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Medeiros) Medeiros. She leaves her children, Brenda Bajor of North Attleboro and Stanley Bajor III of Camden, ME; and her grandson, Nicholas Bajor. She was also the sister of Joseph Medeiros of Taunton, Richard Medeiros of Jamestown, Ronald Medeiros of Jefferson, NH and Kathleen Carreiro of Rehoboth.


Inez Pacheco March 12, 2014

Inez Pacheco, 97, age 71 of Reed Street in Rehoboth died March 12, 2014 at Kindred Country Gardens surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Ronald E. Pacheco of 48 years. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of Inez (Andrade) Fernandes of Rehoboth and the late James Fernandes. She worked as a housekeeper for Howard Johnson and Ramada Inn. She is survived by her son Ronald E. Pacheco Jr. of Attleboro, MA. She was the sister of James Fernandes, Jr. of FL and the late Mary Jane Lemieux.


Estelle McMurray Yowell March 8, 2014

Estelle McMurray Yowell, 97, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Cedars where she had resided for the past seven years. She was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Delia (Boiselle) Tetreault.

Born in Central Falls, RI, she was educated at St. Anne's Academy in Marlboro and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Central Falls. In 1930 she moved with her parents to Rehoboth. She married Howard J. "Mac" McMurray, an American Airlines pilot, in June 1940 and they made their home in Rehoboth. She and Mac ran a successful shoe parts business in Rehoboth, before moving to North Carolina in the 1960s. While living in North Carolina she became an accomplished artist. Her artistic ability and expertise with watercolors included many blue ribbon awards for her sunsets, beach scenes, and waterfalls. After Mac's death in 1970, she married Edwin J. Yowell, Sr. in 1978 and they settled in Asheboro, NC. After his passing in May 2007, Estelle returned to her New England roots. She leaves behind her niece, Jeanne Twomey and husband Fred of Sagamore Beach; her great-nephew, Rick Twomey and wife Rosemarie of Dartmouth; her Godchild, Lorraine LaChapelle of Taunton; her nephew, Louie LaChapelle and wife Pat of Daytona Beach, FL; her stepchildren, Edwin Yowell Jr. of Texas and Susanya Schuett of North Carolina; as well as other loving nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Rodolph and Renaldo Tetreault, Rita Demers, Jeannette Desaulniers, Yvonne Demers, and Marguerite LaChapelle.


Robert Jay O’Hara March 5, 2014 (services to be held in Rehoboth at a later date)

Robert Jay O’Hara, age 71 of North Dighton, MA, passed away March 5, 2014 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Perry), three daughters, Bethany DeMoura and her husband Douglas of N. Dighton, Justine Noelte and her husband Gregory of Seekonk and Leslee O’Hara of Sugar Land, TX. He also leaves five grandchildren, Carisa and Kye Kowalski and Vanessa, Brie and Leah Noelte. Bob was born in Houlton, ME to Elizabeth and Lewis O’Hara. He grew up in Dighton, MA was part of the first class to graduate from the “new” Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High in 1961. He owned and operated Wheels Auto Body in Taunton for many years. Bob and Sandy moved to Naples, FL. in 1984 where he attempted retirement. But Bob had an inescapable passion for antique cars. In 2000 he competed in the road rally “Around the World in 80 Days” with Chic Kleptz in the 1929 Marmon he’d rebuilt just for that purpose. In 2001 Bob and Richard Newman raced a 1926 Chrysler through South America. In 2002 the two raced that same antique convertible in Africa where they ended up spending an unexpected week in a hospital in Namibia due to an unfortunate crash and roll-over. He finally built his own race car, a 1963 Ford Falcon and raced it in the 2001/2002 “LaCarrera Pan Americana.” Bob always had a love for old vehicles (of any sort) and big adventure ... at the same time whenever possible. Self-proclaimed non-swimmer that he was, he also managed to successfully sail his 36 foot wooden sailboat from Newport to Naples, FL. For Bob, it was about the ride. He opened “O’Hara Restorations” in Frostproof, FL in 2002, only 18 years after retirement, where he worked and played on the classic cars until only recently. Bob and Sandra (Perry) celebrated their 50th anniversary last month. The family wishes to give a very special thank you to Bob’s lifelong friends Bob and Debbie Bradshaw for their incredible strength and support through out the last months. Also, thanks to all the wonderful and caring nurses from Pearl Team, Cornerstone Hospice in Sebring FL for all their help. They are amazing people!

Services in will be held in Rehoboth at later date.


Michael Cameron  March 2, 2014

Michael Cameron, age 58 of Rehoboth passed on March 2, 2014. He was the husband of Sally Chapman Cameron of Rehoboth and father of Eric Cameron of Amherst. Michael was a modern Renaissance man. A lifelong musician, teacher, and scholar, he lived an eclectic life. A self-taught software designer, he was founder and principal of Cameron Data Systems, a software development firm that served the public housing industry. Prior to this, he was chief information officer for Hudson Companies, a software developer for Healthcare Automation of West Warwick, and computer consultant for Rhode Island Textile in Pawtucket. He was assistant dean of campus ministries and instructor of youth ministries at Barrington College, Barrington, R.I. He earned his bachelor of music in trumpet performance from Berklee College of Music and music remained his avocation throughout his life. He was a founding member of the Ocean State Brass Quintet and played with the Rhode Island Showcase Orchestra, and served as its director. Michael earned his master in divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he completed Ph.D. coursework at Boston University. Deep thinking and debate was his passion, always exercised with kindness and challenge. Besides his wife and son, he leaves his mother, Dolores (Baldani) Cameron of Rehoboth; sisters Nancy Cameron Brutzman of Warwick and Patricia Grennan of Tolland, Conn.; brothers Timothy Cameron of Danby, Vt., Paul Cameron of Manchester, Conn., Rev. Peter John Cameron, O.P. of Yonkers, N.Y., and Mark Cameron, Ph.D., of Hamden, Conn.; eight nieces and nephews; three grandnephews and a grandniece, as well as loving in-laws. He was the son of the late Leroy Cameron Jr. of Vernon, Conn. Gifts in his honor may be made to the Bristol Community College Foundation and Southcoast Visiting Nurses Hospice.


Rita M. (Emond) Arieta March 1, 2014

Rita M. (Emond) Arieta, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her residence following a period of failing health, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. Arieta. She was born 80 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late Oscar and Mildred (Olson) Emond. She was educated in Taunton, having graduated from the former St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1951, and had been a lifelong city resident. Prior to her retirement, Rita had been employed by the Tax Collector’s Office of the City of Taunton for 11 years. She was previously employed as the Assistant Treasurer at the Weir Cooperative Bank for 16 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bingo and crossword puzzles, and loved any outing with her family and her sisters. She looked forward to her trips with her friends, especially to Foxwoods and Atlantic City. Rita remained interested and involved in the local politics of the city and the state, and for many years was a Warden for the City of Taunton polls. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Retirement Club and the City of Taunton Retirees Association. She was the life of any party, and she and her siblings enjoyed their frequent card games and visits together, which had been a tradition among them for years. Rita was most happy spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Taunton. She leaves: 2 daughters: Linda Ferreira and her husband, Michael of Taunton, and Susan Silvia and her husband, Brian of Mission Viejo, CA.; 1 son: Thomas Arieta and his wife Jacquelyn of Rehoboth; 4 brothers: Kenneth Emond and his wife, Dolly, and Dennis Emond and his wife, Debbie, all of Taunton, David Emond and his wife, Marsha of Assonet, and Harold Emond and his wife, Gail of Westport, MA.; 2 sisters: Claire J. Goldrick and Vivian McCreadie both of Taunton; 3 sisters-in-law: Dorothy Emond of Taunton, Teresa Arieta and Carol Reagan both of Mission Viejo, CA.; 1 brother-in-law: Richard Arieta and his wife, Gail of Kingston, MA. She was the grandmother of Chris Ferreira and his girlfriend, Christen Conant, Christina Arieta-Kuksin and her husband, Dmitry, Lauren Ferreira, Carla Silvia, Ian Arieta, and Gregory Silvia. She leaves many nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Rita was also the mother of the late Philip Arieta and the sister of the late Normand, D.Richard, and Lawrence Emond. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern MA/Cape Cod & the Islands Regional Office, Village South Plaza, 473 South Street West, Unit 13, Raynham, MA., 02767, or Bristol County Elder Services, Inc., Development Department, 1 Father DeValles Boulevard, Unit 8, Fall River, MA., 02723.


Jay Donald Hilsman  February 27, 2014

Jay Donald Hilsman, age 53 of Rehoboth, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at home. He was the son of Carol A. (Munroe) Martin and Donald F. Rodenhaven and adopted son of the late Gerald T. Hilsman. Jay served in the United States Army in Germany and the United States and received an accommodation for his work at Mount Saint Helen's. Jay was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the North Rehoboth Fire Department for over 25 years.

He had currently been working for Flynn Pest control in Rehoboth for over 15 years. He was a constable and he also worked for the Rehoboth Forestry Department. Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his friends and fellow firefighters. A Member of the Legion Post #302 Rehoboth. Besides his mom of Rehoboth and Port Charlotte, Fla. and dad of Sheffield, Vt., he leaves his sister Khristine DeSimone and her husband of Rocco of Lincoln, R.I., two brothers, Thomas G. Hilsman and his wife Jodi of Seward, Pa. and Andrew P. Hilsman of Rehoboth. Jay was the proud uncle of Kimberly, Stephen, Jaclyn, Clay, Samantha, Todd, Evan, and William. Donations in his memory may be made to American Heart Association RI Affiliate, 222 Richmond Street, Suite 108 Providence RI 02903 or The Rehoboth Food Pantry, 127 Martin Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769.


Wilma J. Wynn  February 26, 2014

Wilma J. (Ingram) Wynn, age 83 of Norton, a retired inspector, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Born in Tennessee City, Tenn., Mrs. Wynn grew up and was educated in Tennessee. She lived in Norton for more than 50 years and had formerly lived in Mansfield. She worked at Shield Manufacturing in Attleboro for many years. Wife of the late Richard F. she is survived by two sons, Michael of Tennessee and Ricky of Rehoboth; two sisters, June Spurlock of Ohio and Christine Blanton of Tennessee; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Richard J. Roche  February 24, 2014

Richard J. Roche, age 82, passed away in Morton Hospital on February 24, 2014 following a brief illness. Richard was the loving husband of Frances (Baran) Roche of Rehoboth. He was born in Rockland, the son of the late John and Louise (Gallagher) Roche. Richard served his country during the Korean War while in the U.S. Navy. He later worked at Taunton State Hospital as a security officer. Richard enjoyed sports, traveling, boating and cherished his time with family. Richard leaves his children Frances Grant of Bryan, Ohio, Susan Crandell of Stoughton, June Lake and her husband Barry of Taunton, Sandra Jones of Colorado and Jeanne Hunter-McCartin of Plymouth. He was the brother of the late Jane Hegarty, Louise McCormack, Elizabeth Burns and Mary Dolan. Richard is survived by his eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.


Adolph W. “Bill” Kloss, III  February 22, 2014

Adolph W. “Bill” Kloss, III, age 88 of Rehoboth, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jennie (Lepinski) Kloss. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Adolph H. and Loretta (Brietweg) Kloss. Bill was a World War II United States Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was the former proprietor of a jewelry engraving company known as Lazy K / United Design Company, and was a master hand engraver who contributed his talent for almost 60 years. Bill was a devoted family man, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling cross country. Besides his loving wife, Bill leaves a son, Gary Kloss, Sr. and his wife, Barbara of Rehoboth; two daughters, Karen Kloss-Smith and her husband, Michael of Seekonk and Michele Kloss-Rego and her husband, Larry in North Carolina; two grandchildren, Gary Kloss, Jr. and Kimberly Kloss; two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Kaylee and a sister, Carol Kloss Henke of Highlands, New Jersey.

Memorial gifts to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771 would be appreciated.


Evaristo “Ivy” A. Pacheco  February 14, 2014

Evaristo “Ivy” A. Pacheco, age 88, a retired US Navy Chief, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Antone and Jacintha (Mello) Pacheco. He was a resident of both Fall River and Rehoboth, and was the lifelong companion of the late Evelyn McMahon. Ivy had a lifelong career with the US Navy having served from 1943-1984, he was a veteran of WWII & Korea. He received the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal, Point System as well as many others. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5392, Tiverton and the Ed Couto Chapter of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association. Known to many as “Uncle Ivy”, he loved spending time in Rehoboth, giving his animal friends treats, taking on many projects, such as building , splitting wood and pouring concrete, you could always count on him to direct and help. In earlier years, Uncle Ivy made homemade wine and made sure everyone got a bottle. He was a caring person who will be missed by many. Ivy was instrumental in having a monument made and placed on the grave of a WWI soldier that was buried in a small historical cemetery on his nephew’s land in Rehoboth. He also enjoyed sharing stories of his days in the military. He leaves his late companion’s son, Louis McMahon and his wife Pam; many nieces & nephews. He was the brother of the late Antone, John, Joseph Pacheco, and Mary Silva, Elsie Lebediker, Balbina Gonsalves and Evelyn Desmarais. He was also the grandfather of the late Sean P. McMahon. Memorial gifts may be made the National Autism Assoc. 20 Alice Agnew Dr. Attleboro Falls, MA 02763, in Ivy’s memory would be deeply appreciated.


Jacqueline O. Smith  February 13, 2014

Jacqueline O. Smith, age 86, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at R.I. Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman K. Smith. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Edwin and Agnes (Clark) Olson, she was a Rehoboth resident most of her life. She was a librarian for the Providence Public Library for many years retiring 20 years ago. She leaves a daughter: Lesley Pyron and her husband Douglas, 2 grandchildren Joshua and Caitlin and sister Loretta Auger all of Rehoboth. She was the sister of the late Madeline Hawes.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence RI 02903.


James Carroll  February 13, 2014

James Carroll, 66, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. Born in Providence, the son of the late James and Blossom (Handle) Carroll, he resided in Johnston, Rhode Island before settling in Rehoboth in 1972. Jim was a 1969 graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business, and was a member of Sigma Pi. He was a salesman for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. for twenty years before retiring in June of 2013. Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren, he especially enjoyed playing catch and taking them to the beach. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed traveling. He leaves two daughters, Lindsay J. Carroll-Langrish and her husband, Christopher in England and Allison J. Carroll-Ware and her husband, Chris of Rehoboth; his four beloved grandchildren, James and Emily Langrish in England and Nicholas and Aiden Ware of Rehoboth.  Memorial gifts to the Transplant Institute, ATTN: Linda Lentz, 110 Francis St., Lowry Building 7th floor, Boston, MA 02215 would be appreciated.


Carol Ann Rebello  February 6, 2014

Carol Ann Rebello, 66 years old, died at her Dighton home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 surrounded by her friends. Born in Providence, Carol Ann lived in the Taunton area for years prior to moving to North Dighton several months ago. She attended St. Nicholas of Myra Church in North Dighton. Carol Ann loved dining at Home Plate Restaurant on Thursdays, going to Dunkn' Donuts, and vacationing in Plymouth. She enjoyed going to work and being with her friends in her group home. Carol Ann also enjoyed going to church. She is survived by her long-time friend and guardian Dabra Riley of Bridgewater and all her friends and staff.


Roderick “Rod” “Cowboy” J. Therrien  February 5, 2014

Roderick “Rod” “Cowboy” J. Therrien, formerly of Rehoboth, a business owner, died Wednesday surrounded by his family at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was 70. Mr. Therrien was born in Attleboro and was a graduate of Pawtucket High School. Mr. Therrien was a business owner and owned “Florida’s largest gift shop” during the 1970s. He was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church in Attleboro. Mr. Therrien enjoyed gardening, cooking and antique cars. Mr. Therrien is survived by three sons, Frank C. Borges of Cape Cod, Robin J. of Norton and James Therrien-Jankowski of Florida; a daughter, Beth-Anne Kellher of Coopersburg, Pa.; a sister, Ann Burgeron of Rhode Island; a longtime companion, Joan A. Wing; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Charles Andrade  January 30, 2014

Charles Andrade, age 90 of Rocky Hill Road in Rehoboth, MA died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home. He was the husband of Henriette E. (Bordes) Testa Andrade. He was also the husband of the late Rita (D'Arezzo) Andrade. Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late Joaquim and Johanna (Alves) Andrade. Mr. Andrade was a foreman for the Kaiser Aluminum Company before retiring. He also was the Bristol Fire Chief from 1964 till 1967. He was a past President of the Rhode Island Horseman's Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Patricia Andrade, two sons, Robert Andrade and Stephen Andrade and his wife Anne, one stepdaughter, Denise Gifford and her husband Michael, one stepson, David Testa and his wife Christina, three grandchildren, Luke & Mollie Andrade and Henry Chatfield, three stepgrandchildren, Evan & Emma Gifford and Catherine Testa and one sister, Helen Clark. He was predeceased by seven brothers and two sisters. Contributions to Beacon Hospice, 182 N.Main St. Fall River, MA, would be deeply appreciated.


James E. Lockhart, Sr.  January 28, 2014

James E. Lockhard, Sr., 82, of Attleboro, formerly of Rehoboth, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia H. (McNally) Lockhart and his wife Eleanor Lockhart. Born in North Attleboro on Oct. 18, 1931, he was a son of the late Vivian and Martha (Snow) Lockhart. As a youth, Mr. Lockhart was active with Central Congregational Church in Attleboro Falls. In his later years, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Attleboro. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952. Mr. Lockhart was employed as a delivery driver for many years at Bliss Brothers and The Sun Chronicle before his retirement. After retiring, he became very active with the Plainville Senior Center in Plainville. Always known as a hard worker, James enjoyed working and repairing anything made of wood. Mr. Lockhart is survived by six children: Donna L. Kinney of Michigan, Linda A. Constantine of Attleboro, Deborah A. Bombardier of Lincoln, R.I., Nancy A. Plouffe of Missouri, Brenda L. Hunter of Westboro, and William J. Lockhart of Westboro; six sisters, two brothers, nine grandchildren, with two more on the way, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late James E. and Steven M. Lockhart. He was also predeceased by three brothers. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Lockhart's honor to the Plainville Senior Center, 9 School Street, Plainville, MA 02762.


Serena R. Black  January 25, 2014

Serena R. Black, 69, died on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at her home in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles where she had moved in 2005 to pursue her desire of scuba diving, making ceramic art and traveling the world.  She remained alert and active to her death.  She previously resided in Glenville, NY. Serena was born in Attleboro, MA on June 1, 1944, the eldest daughter of Howard and Ruth Rounesville.  Growing up, she demonstrated multiple talents having taken tap, ballet and toe dancing lessons. She was an expert seamstress, cook and baker.  She earned a pilot’s license at 17 years old, enjoyed parachute jumping and was one of only a few women that studied Aeronautical Engineering at Boston University during the early 1960s. Serena is survived by her sister, Rebecca (husband Roger) Rebeiro and Michael Rebeiro (nephew) of Rehoboth, MA, Andrew Rebeiro (nephew) of Thornton, NH, Jonah Rounseville (nephew) of Ellsworth, ME and close friends Cindy Oplinger (step daughter in-law) and Cindy’s children Michael and Laura.  She was pre-deceased by her husband Chauncey “Al” Black and her sister Betsey Rounseville and brother Howard W Rounseville. In accordance with her wishes, Serena did not want any fuss over her funeral.  Serena’s ashes will be distributed over the reefs of Bonaire and on Brandt Lake in NY.  Serena did not want a memorial service.  Friends and family may wish to place memorials in any manner they wish.  Friends in Bonaire have donated to three charities that Serena was actively supporting: Jong Bonaire, The Turtle Club or the Junior Rangers.


James John Sylvia  January 15, 2014

James John Sylvia, of Taunton, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Morton Hospital in Taunton after an extended illness. Born in Taunton on June 25th, 1942, Jimmy was the son of the late James Sylvia and Lena Sylvia of Taunton. He was raised in Taunton, graduated from Coyle High School and served in the U.S Army. He worked for many years at his father's trucking business, J Sylvia Trucking in Rehoboth, but music was always Jimmy's passion. He was an extraordinarily gifted drummer and played professionally throughout the region for over 50 years. His unique style and flair was the foundation for such former popular bands as the Vikings and Everett and the Screamers. Jimmy continued to play fill-in gigs and enjoyed performing until recently, as his health declined.

Jimmy leaves one child, James Joseph Sylvia, and his wife, Lori (Rogers) Sylvia of Newton, MA and their 3 children: Emily, Sarah, and William. He also leaves a life-long friend, Wanda Kerchief of Miami, Florida, a sister, a nephew, and a niece as well as many other close friends, including his loving cousin and caretakers Billy and Debbie Rose of Taunton. Memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans at PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or WWW.DAV.ORG.


Otilia C. Amaral  January 19, 2014

Otilia C. Amaral, age 88, died January 19, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jose R. Amaral. Born in Portugal she was the daughter of the late Alberto Lucas da Costa and Adelaide de Jesus. She is survived by her children Luciana Soares of Rehoboth and Jose R. Amaral of Portugal, 2 granddaughters Jessica and Rebecca and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 1 brother and 7 sisters. Contributions in her memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.


Nicolas T. Santore  January 15, 2014

Nicholas T. Santore, (Nick), 78, passed away on January 15, 2014 in Palm Coast Florida after a brief illness.

He was born on January 22, 1935 in Queens, New York to the late Nicholas and Agnes Santore. Nick grew up in Floral Park, New York and received his Engineering Degree from New York City College. Nick has been a resident of North Dighton, Massachusetts for over 45 years and was V.P. of the Textile Division at Mt. Hope Machinery Company in Taunton Massachusetts and then worked for many years at Duro Finishing Company in Fall River Massachusetts as a Textile Engineer and was a consultant for several companies including Swan Industries in Fall River. Nick was also the founder and president of Rebecca Industries of North Dighton, Massachusetts. Nick had also developed several patents for use in enhancing the manufacturing of textiles. He was happily married to the late Evelyn (Haas) Santore for over 37 years, before her death in 1993. Nick served on the Dighton-Rehoboth School Committee for many years, was a member of the Dighton Conservation Commission, and served as the Dighton Harbor Master. Nick was an avid sailor and was a member of the Shawmut and Somerset Yacht Clubs. He also enjoyed golfing, bocce and most recently pinocle. Nick is survived by his children, Elizabeth O'Keefe and Amy Santore of Taunton, Catherine Hutchinson and her husband Eric Hutchinson of Braintree, Massachusetts, his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas O'Keefe, of Boston, Nathan O'Keefe of Taunton, Cpl. Adam Hutchinson of the U.S.M.C. at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Sara Hutchinson of Braintree, and cousin Sandra Brown of New Jersey. Nick is also survived by his beloved companion, Betty-Lou Aghkadian of North Dighton. Donations in Nick's memory may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 444, Fall River, MA 02720. Private family interment services will be held at a later date.



Daniel Francis ‘Mac’ McGuire  January 14, 2014

Daniel Francis ‘Mac’ McGuire, of Rehoboth and formerly of Taunton, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Cabral) McGuire. He was born 76 years ago in Taunton, the son of the late Andrew and Stephanie (Machnik) McGuire. He was educated in Taunton and had been a Rehoboth resident since 2013. Prior to his retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter in the Taunton area for many years, retiring to West Virginia 10 years ago. Daniel was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served aboard the U.S.S. Macon during the Post Korean War era. Following his Naval service, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard, where he served for 12 years, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 26th Infantry Division Artillery. He was a member of the Bristol County Street Rod Association. Daniel enjoyed the time he spent at many swap meets and car shows. His passions were hot rods and collecting Hot Wheels. He also enjoyed woodworking, canning, and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he leaves: His twin sons, Dale and Daniel McGuire; 2 daughters: Stephanie Rohan and Angela Fogle; a stepson: Brad Reilly; 2 sisters: Patricia Slavin and Susan St. Goddard; 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Andrew, Chester, and Edward McGuire and Maureen Smith.


Marvin ‘Bob‘ Bernklau  January 13, 2014

Marvin ‘Bob’ Bernklau, age 81 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, husband of Jane (MacInnis) Bernklau, died Monday, January 13, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was son of the late Samuel and Minnie Bernklau. Mr. Bernklau was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He worked, for many years, as a sporting goods salesman and was an avid Giants and Yankees fan. Besides his wife, he leaves his children; Amy, Shari and Steven Bernklau, Mary Lynn Wild, Christina Gilbert, Melissa Sullivan, Stacy Haskell and 12 grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be directed to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI  02904.


Mark C. Boyle  January 7, 2014

Mark C. Boyle, age 30 of Spring Street in Attleboro passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1983 in Attleboro, he was the son of Stephen Boyle of Attleboro and Charlene Boyle of Rehoboth. Mark grew up in Attleboro and attended the Attleboro school system. He was a jack-of-all-trades and worked in the landscaping and construction business. He loved music and body art and could fix just about anything. Mark had a very deep love for his family. In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by two brothers, Matthew "Rocky" Boyle and Jacob Boyle, both of Attleboro; a sister, Sarah Boyle of Seekonk; his grandmother, Helene Joubert of Attleboro; a niece, Abigail Boyle of Cumberland, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. He was the grandson of the late Charlie and Annette Boyle and Wilfred Joubert. Donations in Mark's name may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Greater Attleboro District Council, 5 North Worcester Street, Norton, MA 02766.


Richard F. Sargeant  January 7, 2014

Richard F. Sargeant, 82, of Rehoboth passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He was born in Pawtucket, RI on November 5, 1931 to William and Helen (Falkner) Sargeant. Richard graduated from Attleboro High School in 1949 and received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1956 from Babson Institute (now Babson College). Richard spent much of his career working for the United Way in Attleboro (formerly the United Fund) and served as executive director from 1971 to 1994. Richard was engaged with many civic and charitable activities and organizations in the Attleboro area. A past president of the Attleboro Rotary Club, Richard was named in 1982 as the Attleboro Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor given by that organization. Richard also served as a director for Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In 1993, Richard was honored as "Person of the Year" by the Attleboro Chamber of Commerce. The chamber noted Richard's "benevolence and concern for the welfare of his fellow man" in both his professional and volunteer work. The chamber said, "Dick Sargeant has earned our respect as a fundraiser, humanitarian, and community leader, and he truly deserves to be called 'Person of the Year.'” In 1994, upon his retirement from the United Way, Richard was toasted and roasted by a long line of community leaders who testified to and praised his dedication to charitable causes. He was praised for his skills both in finance and administration. During his 24 years as executive director, the United Way exceeded its fundraising targets in all, but three years during severe recessions. In addition to his tireless charitable work, Richard was an avid hobbyist. He collected classical records, books and stamps. He was an active member of the Rhode Island Philatelic Society, the oldest philatelic society in America. Richard is survived by his wife Lois Fine Sargeant of Rehoboth, as well as two nephews, Brett Sargeant of Florida and Scott Sargeant of England.  Donations in Richard's name may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St. #1, North Attleboro, MA 02760, or the Attleboro Rotary Charities Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 635, Attleboro, MA 02703.


Lawrence ‘Larry‘ Souza  January 4, 2014

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Souza, age 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family after being stricken by a brief illness on January 4, 2014. He was a devoted husband of Sandy (Wallace) Souza and son of the late Dean D. and Emily (Jardin) Souza. Larry was an Insurance Appraiser for Travelers Insurance and previously a Body Shop Manager at Jack Barbosa Cadillac. He enjoyed playing tennis and working on the house. He was also a member of Christian Life Church in Rehoboth. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Stacy (husband Dave) of NH, Shawn (wife Judy) of MA, and Shauna (husband Mike) of TN; brothers: Stephen (wife Louise) and Mark Souza; loving grandchildren: Kyle, Ryan, Megan and Braleigh; great grandson: Brayden; mother-in-law: Dorothy Moreau, several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Donations may be made in his memory to the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St. Providence RI 02904. Following cremation, a memorial services will be held at a later date.


Caroline C. Tripp  January 5, 2014

Caroline C. Tripp of Dighton died in her home on Sunday January 5, 2014.  She was born in Westport, Massachusetts on July 7, 1925 and graduated from Westport High School in 1943.  She leaves her beloved husband of 68 years, Richmond J. Tripp, a son Wayne Tripp and his wife Robin of Cranston, RI and a daughter Bonnie Hargrove and her husband Keith of Glen Carbon, IL. She is the grandmother of Dirk Tripp and his wife Jennifer and Heather Tripp and a great granddaughter Abigail Tripp.  She is also survived by a brother Samuel Christopher of Dartmouth, MA and a sister Evelyn Boyles and her husband Steve of PA; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Active in Girl Scouting from age nine, she was an assistant leader of Troop 27 and started Troop 37 in Westport, MA.  Moving to Dighton she formed and lead Troop 6, as well as serving as treasurer for the Fall River Girl Scout Leaders Association.  She and Richmond are members of the Dighton Community Church ( formerly the Dighton Unitarian Church).  A small tulip tree was presented to them to commemorate their 65 years of loyal membership and service. She was treasurer and president of the Dighton Branch Ladies Alliance, served on many church committees, including serving as chairwoman of Ham and Bean Suppers for seven years.  She was president of the Dighton Mother’s Club and Church Historian.  She was employed by Arnold Hoffman Co. as clerk and later becoming executive secretary to the superintendent and vocational school director at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.  More recently, she was the executive secretary to the first Supt-Director of Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School as well as secretary for the school committee.  Caroline and Richmond were boating enthusiasts and sailed their Seawind ketch, Carol III, in the Atlantic from New Jersey to Nantucket.  Throughout Caroline and Richmond’s marriage, they loved traveling around most of the world sharing adventures together. 

Donations in her memory may be made to the Trustees of the Dighton Community Church Memorial Fund.  The Tripp Family wishes to express their gratitude to the Compassionate Care Hospice for their aid and compassion.


Gilbert J. ‘Sonny’ Lopes, Sr.  January 3, 2014

Gilbert J. ‘Sonny’ Lopes, Sr., husband of Anita R. (Charron) Lopes, died in Charlton Hospital in Fall River on Friday Jan. 3, 2014, as a result of a fall in his home.  He was born in Dighton, son of the late John and Lena ( Badejo) Lopes. He was a communicant of St Nicholas of Myra Church in North Dighton.  Educated in Dighton Schools, Sonny served in the US Army being discharged as a Corporal.  In his youth he worked as a foundry worker and truck driver.  In 1964 he founded G. Lopes and Sons.  He was the former president of his company which has expanded to include NER ( New England Recycling) with both companies and offices on Winthrop St. in Taunton.  Sonny enjoyed studying  WWII military history.  He also enjoyed going to Foxwoods.  Dedicated to his companies he went to work daily. Besides his wife Anita, he is survived by his son, Gilbert Lopes, Jr and his wife Eileen of Dighton and a daughter,  Paula Lopes of Taunton.  Sonny greatest loss was that of his son Gary J. Lopes,  who died by an accident, in February of 2010.  He is the father in law of Gary’s wife, Maria Lopes of Dighton.  Sonny is the grandfather of Erica Cabral, Kayla Tutsch, Jenna Lopes, Gary Lopes, Jr. and John Lopes and he is the great grandfather of William Tutsch.  Sonny is the uncle of a loving niece, Debbie Dutra and her husband Brian along with several other nieces and nephews. Donations in Sonny’s name may be made to Taunton Boys and Girls Club. 45 Court Street, Taunton, MA 02780.


Frank Pimental  January 3, 2014

Frank Pimental, age 87, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at RI Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Fitta) Pimental. They were married for 65 years and were extremely devoted to one another. Frank was born on June 2, 1926 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph C. and Maria (Coelho) Pimental. Frank considered it a great honor to serve as head usher at St. Francis Xavier Church. He was a WWII veteran serving in the Pacific with the US Army. He retired from the Carol Cable Company after 44 years. In addition to his wife; he is survived by his sister Mary "Connie" Canario of East Providence and many nieces and nephews. Frank was blessed with many wonderful neighbors who helped him throughout the years. Frank was the brother of the late Manuel Costa, Joseph, Dominic, Augustine, Anthony and Arthur Pimental, Mary Faria, Margaret McMahon and Adeline Santos. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Fraternity of St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 N. Carpenter St., East Providence, RI 02914.


Lonnie D. Corbin  January 2, 2014

Lonnie D. Corbin passed away peacefully at his home in North Port, Florida on Thursday, January 2, 2014. A longtime resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, he had been a Florida resident since 1996. He was one of 9 children born in Arapaho, Oklahoma and was the son of Clara Churchhill Corbin. He is survived by his younger brother Darrell Corbin of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and his sister Clarabell Corbin of Oregon. He was a WWII Army Veteran and an MP in Washington, DC he also guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Corbin was the Owner of Seekonk Shell, Seekonk, MA for 30 years before retiring. He was the husband of the late Irene Cooper Corbin. He is survived by his five children Judith Walters Gifford of Pikeville, KY, Lonnie Corbin and his wife Sharon of Panama City, FL , Donnie Corbin of North Port, FL, Shirley Gosnear of Wilmington, MA and Pamela Leite and her husband Daniel of Seekonk, MA, seven grandchildren Stacie Wright, Sara Kehoe, Bruce Walters, Angela Corbin, Buddy Corbin, Brian Leite and Stephanie Steen, and eight great grandchildren. Memorial services will be private. He will be buried at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.