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

Edith "Cricket" (Jones) Gendron, of Rehoboth, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Morton Hospital in




2015 OBITUARIES


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.