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HELEN H. (HOLDGATE) McKEARNEY  November 22, 2015

Helen H. (Holdgate) McKearney,  age 81 of Attleboro and North Dighton, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Life Care of Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald McKearney. Helen was born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (St. John) Holdgate. Before retirement, Helen was employed with The Foxboro Reporter as an administrative office assistant. She was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed going to the casino, quilting and crocheting. She was the loving mother of David McKearney of North Dighton, Michael McKearney and Deborah Hartling, both of Rehoboth, and Melissa McManus of Seekonk; sister of Robert Holdgate and Catherine Strantz, both of North Attleboro; and Ruth Brastow of Plainville. Grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of five. Helen was also the sister of the late Russell Holdgate. Memorial gifts in Helen's memory made to a charity of one's choice would be deeply appreciated.


Jacqueline Dupuis Gardner, age 90 of Tremont Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.  Born on February 20, 1925 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Theodore Leo Dupuis and Emma (Benoit) Dupuis. Mrs. Gardner was the wife of the late Bartlett Crane Gardner who died on April 24, 1976.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA.

WAYNE N. GEARY  November 9, 2015

Wayne N. Geary, age 68 of Westport, MA, husband of Paula M. (Barnaby) Geary, entered into rest Monday, November 9, 2015. A chemist, he was employed by Roma Color-European Color, Fall River and A & E Metals, Westport. He was a member of the Fall River Rod & Gun Club and a former Scoutmaster, Troop 474, Boy Scouts. Besides his wife of 29 years, he leaves four sons, Jason Ward and his wife Jennifer of Taunton, Brendan Ward and Benjamin Ward, both of Westport and Wayne P. Geary of Rehoboth; grandchildren Ethan A., Rachel L. and Ryley S. Ward; brothers Kenneth Geary of Maryland and Morton Geary of Dighton; and nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Francis H. and Eva (Thibault) Geary and the brother of the late Francis, Bruce and Donald Geary. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven MA 02719. Online guest book at

WILLIAM P. O’CONNELL   November 7, 2015

A memorial service will be held at a later date for William P. O’Connell, age 71 of West Plains, Missouri. Mr. O’Connell died November 7, 2015 at his home after a long illness. He was born June 10,1944, at Dighton, Massachusetts to Edward M. O’Connell and Edith Rogers O’Connell. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and then went on to serve in the United States Air Force from 1962 through1966. He was an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He was also a lover of nature and cityscapes. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Barbara Maguire O’Connell, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Jill Drever and husband Tom of Falmouth, MA; one son, William O’Connell of West Plains, Missouri; one brother, David O’Connell and wife Karen of Dighton, MA; one sister, Elizabeth Lee and husband Robert Thompson of Town, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Thomas W. Drever and wife Alicia of Mashpee, MA; Jessica Drever of Falmouth, MA and Joshua Drever, Falmouth, MA.; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas J. Drever and Lillianna Drever of Mashpee, MA. His parents and one brother, Edward F. O’Connell, precede him in death. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

JESSE C. VIEIRA   November 7, 2015

Jesse C. Vieira, age 88 of Wood Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died Saturday morning, November 7, 2015 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was a kind, loving man and the devoted husband of the late Beatrice (Gouveia) Vieira. Born October 1, 1927 in Somerset, MA, the son of the late Jacinto de Camara Vieira and Mary Isabel (Rosa) Vieira. Jesse proudly served with the US Army, stationed in Germany from 1955 to 1957. He worked at the L.B. File Co. of Fall River and later for Union Bookbinding of Boston before retiring. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse J. and Dawn Vieira of Rehoboth, and Wayne A. and Ann Vieira of Dighton; four grandchildren, Jessica, Raychel, Alexandra and Ian. He was also the brother of Edmund C. Vieira of Fall River, and of the late Frances Costa and the late Antonio, William, James, Frederick and John Vieira. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Dighton Prime Time Adult Supportive Day Program, 1059 Somerset Avenue in Dighton, MA 02715.

JARED SYLVESTER   October 31, 2015

Jared Vernon Steele Sylvester, 37 years old, died in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford on October 31 2015 after complications of a traumatic brain injury. He was born in Taunton son of Carl and Debra ( Steele) Sylvester. Jared attended Cedar Brook School in Rehoboth, Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1996. Before his injury he was employed as a painter-laborer in the construction industry. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Taunton. Jared enjoyed fishing, snowboarding, golfing, playing softball, recreational sports and cooking. He was an avid fan of all professional sports; especially football and baseball. Besides his parents of Berkley, Jared is survived by his children, Cortland, Jared and Autumn Sylvester all of Berkley. He is the brother of Brooke Sylvester Malaguti and her husband Brian of Rehoboth; and his two half brothers Warren and Eric Sylvester. Jared is the uncle of Paisley, Kellan and Amanda. He was the grandson of the late Vernon and Marie Steele, Jackie Sylvester Santos and Warren Sylvester, and he was the nephew and cousin of several. Donations in his memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to: Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 70 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581.

GLORIA T. LUCCHESI   October 31, 2015

Gloria T. Lucchesi (Varone), age 85 of Pawtucket, RI, peacefully passed on Saturday, October 31, 2015 with her family by her side. She was the loving wife for 63 years of Jerry P. Lucchesi. Gloria was the daughter of the late Louis and Annunciata (Antonelli) Varone and youngest sister to her deceased sisters and brother, Lena Coyle, Anthony Varone Sr., Florence Perry, Anna Gasbarro, and Alvera Varone. Gloria graduated from the Rhode Island College of Education in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. In August of 1952, she married Jerry at St. Leo's Parish in Pawtucket, before they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where Jerry was serving in the Air Force. While in Rapid City, Gloria began her teaching career. They returned to Rhode Island in 1954 with the first of their five children. They joined St. Theresa's parish and became dedicated parishioners. All of their five children went to the parish school, and Gloria taught there as a substitute teacher for many years. Over the years that followed, Gloria pursued her passion by volunteering in numerous programs that benefited children, such as teaching religious education to special needs students and serving as a Cub Scout den mother. She also served in various capacities in the St Theresa Mother's Club. Throughout her life, in addition to raising her children, Gloria and Jerry enjoyed traveling and golfing together. As a member at Highland Country Club, she won the Beena Ryman Championship. In 1981 Gloria and Jerry purchased a pre-school with their daughter, Lindy and her husband Bob. They co-owned the East Providence Early Childhood Learning Center for eight years. Besides her husband Jerry, Gloria is survived by her children: Lindy Goudreau and her husband Bob of Rehoboth, Steven Lucchesi and his wife Carol of West Warwick, Greg Lucchesi and his wife Suzanne of Beaumont, Texas, Lauren Alexander and her husband John of Austin, Texas, and Lisa Webb and her husband Danny of Rockport, Mass.; her grandchildren: Matthew, Tara, Kylie, Tracy, Jared, Evan, Natalie, Anna, Nolan, Katherine, Dylan, and Ryan; seven great-grandchildren: Ethan, Cole, Grace, Lucia, Therese, Madelyn, and Gloria; and many loving nieces and nephews. Gloria was a woman of grace and beauty; a rock to her family. She had an amazing, loving smile and touched the hearts of everyone she met. She serves as role model to her family as a wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She will be tremendously missed by all. Donations may be made to St. Theresa's Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861 in Mrs. Lucchesi's memory.

KENT M. PHILLIPS   October 27, 2015

Kent M. Phillips, age 74 of Madison Circle in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, formerly of Barrington, RI, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  He was the beloved husband of Sally (Murfit) Phillips and father of two sons; Brian Phillips of Providence and Timothy Phillips of Woonsocket.  Kent was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the sun of the late Fred and Margaret (Stadum) Philips.  He is survived by his brother Dale.  Kent was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.  He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as an intelligence officer, which included service in Vietnam. After discharge, Kent was employes as a financial analyst at Home Life Insurance Company, then TIAA-CREF, and finally Textron in Providence.  Kent was very active as a volunteer at the Barrington Yacht Club on various committees and loved cruising with friends. Kent had many other interests as well.  He was past-president of the Barrington Preservation Society, and a drive for Tap-In.  He also volunteered at Blithewold in Bristol, RI.  He loved traveling with Sally, sailing and canoe trips with extended family.  After retiring, Kent was a voracious reader, especially who-done-its and completed 3-4 crossword puzzles daily.  He really liked teaching their dog Packet to eat off a fork and do other tricks.  Kent will go on living in the hearts and minds of his previous Sally, his sons Brian and Tim, and extended family and oodles of devoted friends.  Kent was an avid golfer, both playing and watching.  Brian and Tim have requested be made to The First Tee, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA, 02766. The First Tee provides kids and teens with life skills lessons and character education through junior golf programs.

GERTRUDE DUFORT   October 23, 2015

Gertrude A. (Swistak) Dufort, age 90 of Attleboro, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Dufort. A lifelong resident of Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Frank & Antonina (Keurgen) Swistak. Gertrude and her late husband, Joseph, were among the founding families of the former St. Mary Church, Seekonk, now Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Gertrude leaves seven children: Joseph A. Dufort and his wife Diane of Westport; Mary Jayne Brillon and her husband Roland of Attleboro; James F. Dufort and his wife Dolores of Attleboro; John D. Dufort and his wife Carolyn of Rehoboth; Jerome D. Dufort of Harpers Ferry, W.V.; Jay J. Dufort of Attleboro; and Jo-Ann McCarthy and her husband Matthew of Attleboro; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Swistak, Louis Swistak, Frank Swistak, John Swistak, Mary Koski, Victoria LaMarche and Ann Minutoli. Services will be private. Visitation and flowers are respectfully omitted.


Janet Marie (McKeever) Griffin, 82, of Newburg, Md. and Dennisport, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the cherished wife of John Henry “Jack” Griffin Jr., who recently died on Octotber 2, 2015 and with whom she is now at rest. Born in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 1933, she was the daughter of William McKeever and Lucille (Painter) McKeever. Janet worked for many years as a purchasing assistant and as a receptionist at Memorex Telex Co., Raytheon, and for Phoenix Technologies in Norwood. She and Jack resided in Attleboro Falls for almost 30 years, together raising their family of three children. After retiring, they split their time between Newburg, Md. and Dennisport. Janet was a communicant of St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro Falls. She was an avid bowler, and was a member of the Women’s Bowling Association for 30 years, and the Women’s International Bowling Congress. She enjoyed traveling to the national tournaments each year with her longtime friends and teammates. She enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod, traveling with her husband, close friends and family. Janet learned to play and love golf later in life and had a longtime passion for shopping. Her greatest love, though, was her family. She loved being with her kids and grandkids and was always thrilled to spend time with her brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Janet is survived by her beloved children: Beverly Pierce, and her husband David of Bellingham, Barbara Griffin of Rehoboth, and a son-in-law, Ken Karpowich of Stow, Maine. She leaves her sister, Doris McKeaver and her husband Gary of Waldorf, Md.; and her brothers: Dennis McKeever of Chesterville, Md., Robert McKeever of North Carolina, and Ronald McKeever and his wife Terry of Davidsonville, Md. She was the adoring grandmother of Kristopher, Kurt, and Kara Karpowich of Stow, Maine, DJ, Drew and Bernadette Pierce of Bellingham, and Jack Griffin of Rehoboth. Janet was the loving mother of the late Bernadette (Griffin) Karpowich, and sister to the late William, James and Charles McKeever, all of Maryland. She also leaves many special nieces and nephews, her extended family, and many dear friends. Donations may be made in Janet’s memory to Hope Hospice at 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
ROBERT A. SHARPE  October 16, 2015

Robert A. Sharpe, age 73 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts,passed away on Monday, October 16, 2015. Robert was the loving companion of Patricia M. Brodfuehrer. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Alfred and Bertha (Cook) Sharpe. Before retirement, Bob was employed as a Union Carpenter with Local 1305; he was a member of 50 years. Bob was an avid boat captain, and animal lover who trained and participated in dog shows. Bob was also a member of The Attleboro Sail & Power Squadron. Most of all Bob was loving, caring and was devoted to his family. Besides his loving companion Patricia, Bob is survived by two children, Garrett Sharpe of Berkley, MA and Angela Sharpe-Houle of NY, and was the grandfather of two. He was also the brother of the late Bradford Sharpe.

NATALIE CAMBRA   October 16, 2015

Natalie Cambra, age 87, died in Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on October 16, 2015. She was a life time resident of North Dighton, caring for her family property, known as Cambra Farms. She was a former communicant of St Peters, now St Nicholas of Myra Church. Natalie was educated in Dighton Schools and graduated in 1946 from Dighton High School. Natalie was the daughter of the late Frank and Myra Cambra. She is survived by her brother Donald Cambra of Rehoboth. Natalie was also the sister of the late Gilbert and Raymond Cambra. She is the sister in law of Joyce Cambra of Taunton and the late Cecilia Cambra. Natalie is the aunt of 5 and the great aunt of five. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St Nicholas of Myra Church and interment was in St Francis Cemetery in Taunton.  To access the memorial register go to

BRIAN D. WICKLIFF   October 15, 2015

Brian D. Wickliff, age 45 of Rehoboth, MA, died on October 15 at Rhode Island Hospital.  Born in Providence, he was the son of Trudith (MacDonnell) Smith and the late David Wickliff.  With degrees in Culinary Arts and Computer Science, Brian worked for fourteen years as a pastry chef.  He also was a band member and for many years played throughout much of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Besides his mother he leaves his beloved daughter Brooke Austyn Wickliff and his step-father, Joseph E. Smith, Sr.  Memorial gifts may be directed to the Division of Organ Transplantation, 9th floor APC, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 or to MA Lions Eye Research.
EDUARDO P. LEITAO   October 14, 2015

Eduardo P. Leitao, age 68 of Anthony Street in Seekonk, MA passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of Maria Fatima (Vieira) Leitao. He was born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Azores, a son of the late Manuel and Nascimento (Nunes) Leitao. Mr. Leitao was a machinist at the American Insulated Wire Company before he retired. Previously he was a landscaper for the A.P. Leitao and Sons Landscaping Company and also a farmer. He was a member of the Amigos de Rabo de Peixe, the Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity in Rehoboth, MA and the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in West Warwick, RI. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Donna F. Goncalves and her husband Dean of East Providence, Christine L. Melo and her husband Luis, Jennifer M. DaSilva and her husband Joshua both of Seekonk. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Evan, Ethan, Brady, Liliana, Emma and Abigail, four brothers, Jose Leitao, Antonio Leitao, Edmundo Leitao, and Adelino Costa and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Manuel Leitao and Domingoes Costa. Contributions to the American Liver Foundation, 188 Needham Street, Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464 would be appreciated.

WILBUR EMBERT TRIBOU   October 13, 2015

Wilbur Embert Tribou was born on April 23, 1924 and passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Wilbur was a resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts at the time of his passing. He graduate of Weymouth High School. He proudly and honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy.

Memorial donations may be to the charity of ones choice or to care for and benefit animals.
KIRSTEN C. DADY   October 12, 2015

Kirsten C. (Ackerly) Dady, 48 years old of Berkley, MA, died suddenly in Morton Hospital on Monday October 12, 2015. She was born in Washington, DC, daughter of John and Bernadette (Hassan) Ackerly. Kirsten was a graduate (Class of 1985) of Stamford Catholic High School in Stamford, Ct., and a 1989 graduate of Providence College. She is the wife of Glen Dady to whom she has been married to for 15 years. Kirsten and Glen are very active member of Rehoboth Minutemen Company doing colonial reenactments all over the area, especially bringing this piece of history to schools in the area as well. Kirsten portrays a mid-wife during these reenactments. Kirsten is also a firefighter and paramedic for the Town of Berkley, also working as a paramedic for AMR. She is a member of the Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club. Besides her husband Glen of Berkley, MA and her parents of Florida, she is the sister of Karen Sanders and her husband Mark of Florida. Kirsten is the aunt of several, daughter-in-law of James Dady and Mary Clarity, and sister-in-law of several. Donations in Kristen’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

ALFRED J. FURTADO   October 12, 2015

Alfred J. Furtado, age 78, died Monday, October 12, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rehoboth, a son of the late Manuel and Mary Angel (Enos) Furtado. He worked as a machine operator at Fortifiber Corp. He is survived by his children: Louise Furtado of Attleboro, Cynthia Gilbert of West Warwick, R.I., and Dennis Furtado of Seekonk; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, John Furtado of South Attleboro.

ARTHUR BURT   October 9, 2015

Arthur Burt, age 71 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Gail (Lennox) Burt. Born on April 12, 1944 in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dolores E. (Breton) Burt. Arthur worked for many years as a district supervisor for Bliss Brothers Dairy and was a member of the New England Ice Cream Association. He was a jack of all trades: an avid hunter, and he enjoyed fixing cars and spending time at his camp in Vermont. He is survived by his daughters and daughters-in-law, Anne Burt of Rumford, R.I., Katie Burt of Worcester, Meghan Mills of Attleboro, Sarah Burt of Woodstock, Ga., Mary Beth Mills of Attleboro, Mary Payne of Rehoboth, and Jessie Burt-Stephens of Attleboro; sons and son-in-law, Patrick Burt of Woodstock, Ga., Ryan Burt of Attleboro, Jake Malo of Rehoboth, Matt Greenough of Worcester, Patrick Carey of Rumford, R.I.; sisters, Phylis Cambria of Rehoboth, Barbara Borge of New Bedford, and Lois Woodside of Riverside; brother Richard Burt of Attleboro; grandchildren, Casey Malo, Jack and Chloe Burt, and Finona Burt Greenough; great-grandchild, Ethan Payne; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations in his name may be made to the ALS Association, 315 Norwood Park South, Norwood, MA 02062.

EDMUND SILVA   October 8, 2015

Edmund Silva, age 83 of Rehoboth, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Clifton Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Somerset. He was the husband of the the late Josephine A. (Lopes) Silva. Edmund was born in Seekonk, the son of the late John and Olga (Medeiros) Silva. He was a graduate of Diman Regional Technical Vocation High School class of 1950. He owned and operated Rex Cleaners in East Providence for over thirty years, retiring in 1992. Mr. Silva was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Seekonk. Mr. Silva cherished the time he spent with his family and friends. He was a member and former Treasurer of the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club. Ed was a former Scout Leader with Troop #63 in Rehoboth. He was an avid card player and enjoyed raising bees. Survivors are a daughter: Linda Grant and her husband Kenneth of Smithfield, RI; three sons: David E. Silva of Rehoboth, MA; Edmund Silva Jr. and his wife Henrietta of Providence, RI; Michael Sullivan Silva and his wife Kilian of Rehoboth, MA; seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Matthew, Meghan, Ian, Keighley, Christopher and Harry; two great grandchildren: Benjamin and Sophia; a sister: Adele Corey of Rehoboth, MA along with several nieces and nephews. He was the companion of Lorraine Bernard of Somerset. Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Celiacs Disease Foundation, 20350 Ventura Blvd, Suite 240, Woodland, CA 91364.

THOMAS ‘TIM‘ EDWARD EVANS   September 20, 2015

Thomas ‘Tim’ Edward Evans, age 83 of Rehoboth, MA passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. He was the husband of the late Mitzie Evans. Tim was born on October 8, 1931 in East Providence, RI to the late Charles E. and Edith (Olson) Evans who were immigrants from England and Sweden respectively. He attended East Providence High School and then graduated from Moses Brown School in 1950. He graduated from Brown University in 1954. Like so many others, his college years were interrupted by Army service. He was stationed in New Jersey as part of the Corps of Engineers during active duty and later served in the Rhode Island National Guard. Tim and his wife Muriel "Mitzie" Kinney Evans were married for 55 years. Together, they built their family home in Rehoboth where they remained lifelong residents. Known for his ingenuity, Tim was an Engineer at Texas Instruments from 1957-1983 and his name appears on six US patents. He was later President of the Evans Findings Co., a family business and retired in 2000. In his spare time, he brought his competitive sailing experience from the Brown Sailing Team to Bristol Yacht Club and for 25 years, he could be seen cruising Narragansett Bay and beyond on "MITIME." He was a member of the Rehoboth Congregational Church. He traveled extensively for business and pleasure through Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He loved old songs and Stilton cheese and hot chocolate. He was a master craftsman of beautiful furniture and woodcarvings. His "best pals" were his many dogs; his most recent favorite was his dachshund Tomte. Tim is survived by: son David Evans and his wife Jenay of Seekonk, MA; daughter Susan Evans of Rehoboth, MA; son Peter Evans and his wife Lisa of Providence, RI. He also leaves a sister Claire Dewey of Portland, TX. He was the proud grandfather of Kara Evans, Katie Goldman, Kelly Evans, Thomas Evans, Michael Evans, Sara Evans, Patrick McClain, Alyssa Evans, Kirsten Evans, Katherine McClain, and Hannah Evans and great-grandfather of Adalyn Evans and Harriet Goldman. His son John Evans and daughter-in-law Penny Evans formerly of Rehoboth, MA, preceded him in death.

BEATRICE BLANCHE (ROY) ST. PIERRE   September 20, 2015

Beatrice Blanche (Roy) St. Pierre, age 100 of Chicago, IL and formerly of Rehoboth passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. She was the wife of the late Aime St. Pierre. Born on October 5, 1914 in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Blanche Roy. After high school, Beatrice worked as an office manager in the Dodgeville section of Attleboro, MA until her marriage to Aime St. Pierre in 1944 at which time she managed a poultry farm in Rehoboth. She then went on to own and operate the Roy Grain Co. until her retirement in 2010 at age 95. After her retirement, she moved to Chicago to be closer to her family. Beatrice was a compassionate woman who was always kind and generous to those in need. Despite her small stature, she had the strength to successfully cope with the challenges that life dealt her. She loved her family, road trips, playing Scrabble, flowers, birds, and cats of all kinds. She maintained her sense of humor all of her life, even to the very end. She is survived by her three daughters: Aimee Claire and her husband Jonathan Williams of Woodland Park, Colorado; Jeanne and her husband David Haber of Salem, Oregon; and Denise and her husband Terry Actipis of Skokie, Illinois; as well as her sisters, Irene Walker and Rose Hunter.

DONALD F. ABRAMS   September 18, 2015

Donald F. Abrams, age 79, passed away peacefully on September 18 in the presence of his family, in his home which he built himself and lived in for 50 years. A life-long resident of Rehoboth, Donald was known to many as a highly skilled tradesman, small business owner, avid golfer, hockey fan, civic volunteer, loyal friend, neighbor, devoted husband and father, and all-around good guy. He was self-employed and took great pride in his life's work of installing and servicing private wells and water systems in thousands of homes throughout the area. His greatest satisfaction came from helping his customers, many of whom became friends. Donald enjoyed giving back to the community and quietly helping others in need. He was a member and past president of the Rehoboth Lions Club and a member of the Anawan Club. He participated in several local golf leagues and enjoyed the company of many longtime friends and countless acquaintances. Above all, Donald loved and enjoyed spending time with his family.  He is survived by his wife Carol, to whom he was married for 58 years; his daughter Lynn Belanger and her husband Don, of Somerset; his son Glenn Abrams and his wife Theresa, of Somerset; and his son Darren Abrams and his partner Julie Boylston, of Stow. He will be dearly missed by his 5 grandchildren who brought him much pride and joy: Amanda, Catherine, Claudine, Brandon and Kyle; and his 2 great-grandchildren.  He also leaves two sisters, Dorothy Dutra of Rehoboth and Joan Rochon of Vero Beach, Fla.; and two brothers Ken Abrams of Rehoboth and Larry Abrams of Seekonk. His brothers Bill and Peter predeceased him. Donald was the son of the late William and Dorothy Abrams. The family would appreciate donations to the Hospice Department of Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703, that provided compassionate care and assistance to Donald and his family.

LEWIS ALTON TROND   February 3, 2015 -  Memorial Service scheduled for September 19 

Lewis Alton Trond, a resident of RiverWest Senior Living in Wenatchee, WA lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Lewis was formerly of Omak, WA since 1979. He was born in Taunton, MA on September 14, 1948 and raised in Berkley, MA. A graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School, he attended Bridgewater State College before entering the Army in 1968. He served his country in the Vietnam War. His love for the outdoors is what brought him to Okanogan County to work in the apple orchards. Lewis loved to read, especially about World War II. He was an avid sports fan, who followed his favorite teams, the Seahawks, Red Sox and Celtics. He was the son of the late Stanley and Doris (May) Trond. He leaves a sister, Dorothy and her husband Fredrick Menard of Berkley, MA and a brother Richard and his wife Andrea Trond of Rehoboth, MA.

GUY ABELSON   September 2, 2015

Guy Abelson, age 67 and longtime resident of Providence, died unexpectedly on September 2, 2015. Guy was a longtime resident of Seekonk and 1966 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. Civic leader and philanthropist in action, Guy was a stalwart champion of the underdog, particularly the hungry among us and those afflicted with HIV/AIDS. For almost two decades his signature event "Taste of the Nation" was the happening of the year raising literally millions of dollars for the RI Community Food Bank. Guy was instrumental in the founding of AIDS Project RI and remained a tireless leader in the planning and implementation of World AIDS Day events and the annual Walk for Life. Guy's career was multifaceted and his accomplishments matched in number only by the stars on a crystal clear night. He was a TV promoter, a florist, an interior designer, a restauranteur, caterer, fund raiser, an event planner par excellence and a true friend to so many. His flair for sculpting unique settings and his love of fine food resulted in two outstanding and singular restaurants, Cafe in the Barn and In-Prov. His unparalleled creativity and easy going personality attracted a large and loyal client base all of whom viewed him simultaneously as a cherished friend and an honored guest at their own events. Seven and a half years ago Guy added full-time employment to his already chock filled schedule. His job as Special Events Manager for Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital enabled him to combine so many of his talents while also devoting count less hours to supporting other affiliated hospitals whenever they had a need. He was especially committed to the work of Bradley Hospital, an organization which provides critical mental health services to children. He is survived by two brothers Neal and Mark, a niece Annie, a nephew Carl and his partner John Esposito. The Abelson family and John suggest that donations be made in memory of Guy to The RI Community Food Bank and AIDS Project RI.

MARY V. (WHALEN) HAYES   August 29, 2015

Mary V. (Whalen) Hayes of Rehoboth, MA died on August 29, 2015. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Hayes, Jr. At the time of Mr. Hayes's death in 2014 they had been married sixty nine years. Mrs. Hayes was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was a dedicated and loving homemaker to her three children. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and traveling with her husband in their Airstream. She is survived by her children, Michael Hayes and his wife Nancy of Greenville; Rita Newcomb and her husband William of South Kingstown; and Henry J. Hayes III and his wife Diane of Rehoboth, MA. Mrs. Hayes had seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.


Merle Douglas Stetson, age 63 of Berkley, MA passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle with cancer on August 28, 2015. He was the youngest child of Merle J.E. Stetson and the late Althea (Maker) Stetson of Myricks, Berkley, MA. A Berkley native, Doug graduated from Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School in 1969. He was a former member of the Town of Berkley Finance Committee and served as Deputy Chief of the Berkley Fire Department for several years. He also was an EMT for the Town of Berkley. He held a private pilots license and flew out of the Myricks Airport, owned and operated by his dear friend Murray Randall. Doug worked at Stetson Agway, a family business, but primarily dedicated himself to the operation of Beagle Nest Farm in Berkley. For several decades he produced hay, flowers, and vegetables and the farm stand on Route 79 became a staple of the Berkley Community from 1972 to 2013 when he retired. While Doug was a dedicated farmer, he cherished nothing more than his loving family, particularly his wife of 25 years, Patricia (Kennedy). He also leaves behind his sister June (Stetson) Paduch and her husband Stanley of Berkley, his sister Gail (Stetson) Terry and her husband Lenny of East Taunton, his daughter Meredith Stetson and her fiance Mary Burns of Raynham, MA, his son Peter Fasel and his wife April (Dawson) of Lakeville, MA, his son Ben Fasel and his wife Kelly (Panos) of East Bridgewater, MA, his daughter Sarah (Fasel) Cogar and her husband Dan of Seekonk, MA, and his former wife Dale (Compos) Stetson of Berkley. Doug was also the proud grandfather of four grandchildren who loved spending time with their Grampie/Ga. He will be greatly missed by Colin, Luke, Drea, and Stasia. Among many other qualities, Doug will always be remembered for his conviction, work ethic, values, loyalty, and sense of humor. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

WALTER H. MUNROE   August 23, 2015

Walter H. Munroe, 69, of Rehoboth, MA died unexpectedly Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Alburn) Munroe. Mr. and Mrs. Munroe were married for 48 years. Born in Attleboro, MA, a son of the late Ralph G. and Jane (Hodges) Munroe, he was a life-long resident of Rehoboth.  Mr. Munroe was a life-long farmer on the family farm and a part-time surveyor for Otis-Dyer. He was instrumental in all areas of the family businesses including Munroe Feed & Supply in Rehoboth. Farming was his passion in life. He lived everyday doing what he loved most and passed away taking care of his animals. He served on many committees in the Town of Rehoboth including the Finance Committee, the Water Commission, the Housing Authority and the Rehoboth Agricultural & Natural Resources Preservation Council, where he worked so hard to set up the Agricultural Trust Fund to preserve land in Rehoboth. He was also a Fence Viewer. Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children, Elizabeth J. Munroe of Taunton, MA and Benjamin J. Munroe of Rehoboth, MA; two brothers, Robert S. Munroe and his wife Susan of Rehoboth, MA and Ralph G. Munroe, Jr. of Park Forest, IL; and his two beloved grandsons, John P. Munroe and Frank J. Czepiel, Jr. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Mahoney Koons. His services will be private in respect of his wishes. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Town of Rehoboth Agricultural Trust Fund – In Memory of Walter H. Munroe, 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769 would be appreciated.

KAREN L. (MARTIN) KILEY   August 21, 2015

Karen L. (Martin) Kiley, age 38 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed on Friday, August 21, 2015 with family by her side and in the peace of her home where endless love and support poured over her. She married Stephen M. Kiley of North Providence, RI in 2003 where they had resided prior to moving to Rehoboth, MA in 2013. Karen was born in Westport, MA to Robert and Claudette (Doucette) Martin of Westport, MA. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by two daughters: Sadie Kiley and Sasha Kiley of Rehoboth, MA; her siblings: Jason Martin and his wife Sheena of Somerset, MA and Kimberly (Martin) Plasse and her husband Robert of Swansea, MA. Karen will be remembered by her caring and selfless personality. She was always concerned about other people's feelings even throughout her illness. Her life was her family, she raised and cared for her two daughters and husband enthusiastically and with much love; furthermore they shared and made many memories with a compelling impact on each other's lives. Donations in her memory may be made to TNBC Foundation, PO Box 204 Norwood, NJ 07648.


Margaret "Maggie" (Nasise) Fonseca, most recently of Attleboro, formerly of Clearwater, Fla., and Norton passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late John M. Fonseca Sr., to whom she was wed for over 64 years at the time of his death on Aug. 14, 2005. Born in Boston on April 24, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (D'Angelo) Nasise. At age 6, Maggie, along with her family, moved to Norton where she grew up and was educated in Norton public schools. Mrs. Fonseca was a co-owner of the former Fonseca Food Center on Taunton Avenue in Norton and also ran the former Fonseca's Meal Mobile in Norton. She was a woman of many talents from her first job, sewing baby clothing to being a nanny to Frank Zappa's nieces and nephews. Maggie loved spending time with her adoring family. Her hobbies included painting, sculpturing, playing the organ, writing music and especially crocheting numerous winter hats for her grandchildren. She was the devoted mother of Carol J. Perry and her husband Ronald of Rehoboth and Largo, Florida; and the late John M. Fonseca, Jr. She was the dear sister of Lillian Silvia of Florida and the late Pauline Zappula, Samuel Nasise, James Nasise, Frances Teixera-Patterson, Philip Nasise, and Frank Nasise. She was the cherished grandmother of Robert Rei, Kelly Rei, Jonathan Rei, Jason Perry, Anthony Fonseca, Mathew Fonseca, and is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Donations in her memory be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

TERESA (MIGUEL) HOCHMAN   August 15, 2015

Teresa (Miguel) Hochman, wife of Clifford Hochman of Rehoboth, died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Aug. 15, 2015. She was 60 years old. Born in Faial, Azores, she was the daughter of Alonso Miguel and the late Maria (Felipe) Miguel. Raised in Terceira, Azores, she moved to the U.S. and lived for a brief time in New Bedford, later relocating to Taunton. Teresa owned and operated the Timeless Properties Real Estate Company in Mansfield for many years. A homebody, Teresa loved her home and garden and enjoyed decorating. Home and family were everything to her. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, G. Alexander Korentis and his wife Lisa of Walpole; a daughter, Andrea N. Korentis of Lincoln, RI; a stepson, Michael Hochman and his wife Kathy of Foxboro; a stepdaughter, Julie Hochman of Boston; two grandchildren, Ariana S. Korentis and Jake Hochman; three brothers, Alonso Miguel and his wife Luzia of Taunton, John Miguel and his wife Mary Lou of Norton and David Miguel and his wife Evelyn of Swansea; a sister, Maria Gola and her husband Robert of Taunton; her godmother Valentina Freitas; her godchild, Joe Freitas and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

ANN J. (BARRETT) WADE   August 13, 2015

Ann J. (Barrett) Wade, age 78, passed away peacefully August 13, 2015 with her loving family by her side following a brave fight with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Disease. Ann was preceded in death by her husband David Wade. She was born in Attleboro, the daughter of the late Francis & Margaret (Heffell) Barrett. Ann has been a resident of Taunton and was formerly of Rehoboth. Ann owned the Handy Store in Rehoboth with her husband David. She then worked for the Commonwealth of MA at Bridgewater State Hospital and then at Paul E. Dever State School. Ann volunteered at the Taunton Animal Shelter, where she rescued her beloved dog Gloria. Ann was a member of the Raynham Senior Center, Cranberry Quilters and the Woolsley Quilters. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and making many of her loved ones clothes, reading, gardening and above all was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family. Ann leaves her children Marianne Burke and her partner Gunars Lacis of East Lyme, CT.; David Wade Jr. of Florida; Jacqueline Norton and her husband David of Middleboro; Susan Wade of Quincy; Julie Wade and her partner John Bougas of Taunton; and Holly Wade-Kelly and her husband Brian of Hull. Ann also leaves her loving grandchildren David, Eric, Emily, Robert, Alex, Julia, Ethan, Jillian, Benjamin, Kaylee, Brayden and Barrett. Ann also leaves her siblings Jacqueline Taillard of S.C.; Sandra Eliason of Milford and her late siblings Francis Barrett, Gordon Barrett, Lorraine (Mickey) Gish, Richard Barrett and Ronald Barrett. Ann also leaves several nieces and nephews and many close friends. Donations in Ann’s memory may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite #304, Chicago, Illinois, 60611 or at


Ruth Althea Crafford (Harrington), age 95 of Rockland, Maine, passed away of natural causes on August 7, 2015 at the Sussman House of Rockport. She was the beloved wife of John “Bill” Crafford and mother of sons Charles and his wife Morna of Rockland; and Robert of Rochester, NH. Born in Rumford, RI on May 10, 1920, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mildred (Tanner) Harrington. In addition to her husband of 71 years and sons, Ruth leaves behind four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and revered friends.  Ruth was a longtime, former resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and Rochester, NH. She was an accomplished painter, a golfer with two holes in one to her credit, a bicycler in her 60’s, a kayaker and white water rafter in her 70’s, and a lover of travel throughout her life.  Most important to her was her love of family, friends, and fun.  She was predeceased by her parents, her son John W. Crafford, III, and siblings William, Thomas, Marion, and Virginia. Interment will be in the family plot in Taunton, MA at a future date.

MARY L. FERREIRA  August 6, 2015
Mary L. (Lima) Ferreira, wife of the late Lewis Ferreira, died at Marian Manor on August 6, 2015. She was 96. Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Bento Carvalho) Lima. Mary was raised and educated in Taunton and was a lifelong resident. A homemaker for most of her adult life, she also was a self-employed seamstress. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid New England sports fan. She especially enjoyed Bobby Orr and the seventies Bruins. Survivors include her son, Thomas Ferreira and his wife Carole of Taunton; three grandchildren, Valerie Ann Benoit and her husband Mike of East Taunton, Amy Boyden and her husband Matt of Rehoboth; and Nicolas Ferreira of Chicago, IL; a niece and a nephew. She was also the mother of the late Lewis Ferreira, Jr. and the sister of the late Virginia Sousa. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
, Village Plaza South, 473 South St. West, Unit 13, Raynham, MA 02767.

KEVIN W. JARVIS  August 4, 2015

Kevin W. Jarvis, age 37 of Rehoboth, MA passed away Tuesday August 4, 2015. He was the husband of Nicole E. (Perry) Jarvis. Born in Providence he was the son of William T. and Barbara A. (Doonan) Jarvis of Rehoboth. Kevin was a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School and was the owner of M & D's Country Kitchen in Rehoboth. In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by one son Maximus Jarvis, two step-sons Cayden and Chayce Bryant; one sister Patricia Jarvis-Peixinho and her husband Michael of East Providence; and one brother Christopher Jarvis of Rehoboth.With Kevin's love and passion for feeding and helping others, in lieu of flowers his family asks that donations be made to the Rehoboth Food Pantry in his honor.

FRANCIS R. LUSSIER  August 3, 2015

Francis R. Lussier, age 85 of Somerset, husband of Germaine J. (Remacle) Lussier, died unexpectedly Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, son of the late Joseph R. & Rose (Paquette) Lussier, he was a lifelong resident of Somerset. A member of the Somerset High School Class of 1947, Frank went on to graduate from and become an active alum and supporter of Providence College where he excelled in track & field. A New England quarter-mile champion, he was bestowed the college’s Mal Brown Outstanding Athlete Award. He attained a Master’s Degree in Education from Bridgewater State and was principal of Beckwith Middle School in Rehoboth, MA for many years. An active parishioner of St. Thomas More Church, Frank served as a Eucharistic minister and often helped with fund-raising events. Besides his wife, of 64 years, he is survived by 9 children: Christine Fagan (husband James) of Taunton; Brenda Patten (husband Paul) of Somerset; Edward Lussier (wife Allyson) of Hingham; Peter Lussier (wife Debbie) of Swansea; Clare Gosselin (husband Stan) of Rehoboth; Michelle Lussier of California; Philip Lussier of Somerset; Audrey Carr of Somerset; and Thomas Lussier (wife Donna) of California; a brother Paul Lussier of North Hampton, MA; 24 grandchildren - Michael, Patrick, Daniel, Matthew & James Fagan, Audrey, Jennifer & Thomas Patten, Samantha, Mackenzie & Kyle Lussier, Lauren, Jennifer, Amanda & Rachel Lussier, Max, Sam & Sadie Gosselin, Mia Lussier & Jessica Kilkus Neville, Ryan & Molly Carr, and Thomas Lussier; 9 great grandchildren - Kayli, Colton, Rylie, Aubrielle, Kevin, Eli, Raiden & Rowen Fagan and Rylie Neville; plus several nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late J. Raymond Lussier and grandfather of the late Kevin Fagan. Services were held in Somerset on August 7. Please consider making a donation in Frank’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

LOUISE M. (LAURIE) LEWIS  July 26, 2015

Louise M. (Laurie) Lewis, age 76 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, passed away at home on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was the wife of the late Frank Lewis and the former wife of Robert Robinson of Rehoboth. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Raymond J. and Alma M. (Fabas) Laurie. Louise was a former member of the Laborers Union No. 271. Besides her former husband, she leaves four daughters, Shirley L. Godin of Rehoboth, Sally A. Wilson of Pawtucket, Central Falls Police Detective Sandy M. Robinson and Shelly R. Scorpio both of Lincoln; a son, Robert A. Robinson of East Providence; a brother, Raymond P. Laurie of Attleboro; three sisters, Therese I. Laurie of Seekonk, Lucille Greco of Maine and Janice Taylor of Kansas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Henry Laurie.


Theresa M. Mirabile (Fasanello), of Sharon, died peacefully Friday July 24, 2015. She was 86 years old. Devoted wife of the late Vincent N. Mirabile. Loving mother of Stephen J. Mirabile and his wife Evanne of Rehoboth; Jeffrey V. Mirabile and his wife Patricia of Mansfield; Mark A. Mirabile of FL; Douglas G Mirabile of Mansfield; and Christopher R. Mirabile and his wife Tina of Wrentham. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Sharon (Powell) Katsigianis died in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She fought her battle with Lupus and Sjogrens with dignity and faith. She was born in Lansdale, PA, on December 3, 1972 to Peter Powell now of NH and Susan (Rodel) Reinertsen now of Rehoboth. She is the loving mother of her cherished son Nathan and the wonderful wife of Tim. Sharon was a graduate of Marshfield High School and she was a graduate of Simmons College with a BS in Nursing. Sharon loved working for over 17 years as RN at Hasbro Childrens Hospital in Providence. She enjoyed landscaping, gardening and taking her son to the beach. But most of all, Sharon loved sharing her Bible based faith.

RONALD W. ROBSON  July 17, 2015

Ronald W. Robson, age 72, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Bobola) Robson. A lifelong resident of Seekonk, he was the son of William and Valeda (Deslauriers) Robson of Attleboro. Ron was a highly skilled custom home designer and developer and spent many years in the business of home construction. He was a charter member of the Wampanoag Rod & Gun Club, where he enjoyed competition skeet shooting with his friends. Ron was also a member of the Rehoboth Country Club and enjoyed summering in Brewster, MA on Cape Cod. He enjoyed following NASCAR, and was an avid fisherman, golfer, snowmobiler and all-around sportsman. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all who knew him. Besides his loving and devoted wife, Ron leaves his beloved brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Barbara Tetreault and many nieces and nephews.


Donna Mae Andrews-Correia, age 58, passed away at Morton Hospital suddenly following a brief illness. Donna is survived by her husband William Correia of Taunton. She was born in Fairfield, CA., the daughter of Betty (Dwyer) Pike and her late father Richard Leach Sr.. Donna resided in Taunton since 1988 and was formerly of Middleboro. She enjoyed golfing, especially her golf trips to Florida and Arizona. She also loved her dogs, above all she cherished her time with family and friends. In addition to her husband and mother Donna leaves her siblings Jackie Rose and her husband Richie of Taunton, Sue Anderson and her husband John of Woodbridge, N.J., Helen Cox and her husband Craig of Rehoboth, Lynn Curtin of Taunton, Kimberly McManus and husband Bill of New Bedford, Girard Pike Jr. of Taunton, Rick Leach Jr.and his wife Terri of Lando-Lakes, Florida, Michael Pike of Abington and Alan Leach of North Dighton and David Leach of Easton. Donna also leaves several nieces and nephews and cousins.

CLAIRE WALTON  July 10, 2015

Claire Jeanne Walton, 80, of Attleboro, passed away at Sturdy Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 10, 2015. Born in Attleboro on March 18, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Reginald B. Walton and Jennie L. (Currier) Walton. She was a graduate of Attleboro High School Class of 1954 and Pondville Hospital School of Nursing. As a licensed practical nurse, Claire cared for patients at various nursing homes in both Fall River and Attleboro, as well as at the Wrentham State School. She lived for several years in Fall River and made her home in Attleboro most of her life. She was an avid reader, finding particular enjoyment in poetry. She was a wonderful crocheter. Claire also delighted in her role as a past fan club member of New England country musicians Eddie Zack & The Hayloft Jamboree, and was a past member of the Attleboro Advent Christian Church.  She leaves her loving and beloved nieces, Cynthia Curry of Rehoboth and Judith M. Mello and her husband Thomas J. Mello of Rehoboth, as well as three generations of beloved nieces and nephews. She was the lifelong companion of the late John Jacome of Fall River. Claire was the sister of the late Richard Walton, Virginia Mitchell, Marion Snow, Barbara Tuck, and Philip Walton.

HENRY ‘HARRY’ T. YOUNG  July 7, 2015

Henry "Harry" T. Young, 84, of Roosevelt St., Seekonk, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family late Tuesday night, July 7, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Concetta "Tina" (Perroni) Young. Born in Pawtucket, August 23, 1930, he was a son of the late Henry and Hurrlie Claire (Morris) Young. As a young man, Harry enlisted in the US Army serving as an infantry man participating in 3 major battle campaigns in the Korean War. In 1958 he founded his family's business, Young's Catering. Through his hard work, dedication and love for family, he understood the importance and the power of people gathering to share a meal. He ensured that each catering function helped a family to celebrate a joyous occasion or to come together to share a meal with family and friends when the occasion was sorrowful. In addition to his wife of 63 years, he leaves 6 children, Henry "Tom" T. Young Jr. and his wife Linda of Seekonk, Carol Marcil and her husband Raoul of Seekonk, Robert Young and his wife Colleen of Rehoboth, Lisa Halajko and her husband Stephen of Rehoboth, Catherine Benevides and her husband Michael of Rehoboth; and Paul J. Young of Seekonk; 13 grandchildren, Amie, Ryan, Melissa, Cory, Michael, Amanda, Andrea, Abbie, Jordan, Brianna, Jake, Madison and Samantha; 6 great grandchildren, Paige, Peyton, Blake, Aubrey, Adelynn and Jewel; and his brother, Alfred Young of Pawtucket. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Young.


Marjorie Frances Ouellette, age 88 of Attleboro, Massachusetts, passed away at Golden Living Center of Attleboro on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Albert Ouellette, who died in 1964, and was for many years thereafter the companion of the late Walter Jordan. Born in Rumney, N.H. on July 15, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Brown) Livermore. Marjorie thrived as a loving and caring homemaker. Her favorite pastimes included drawing and sketching, carefully crocheting and knitting, working with soap design and carving, and wood burning drawings. She cherished her family. She leaves six children: Judith Gouelette of North Attleboro; Carol Fontaine and her husband, Wilfred A. Fontaine, of Attleboro; Raymond Ouellette and his wife, Gloria Ouellette, of Attleboro; Roland Ouellette and his wife, Virginia Ouellette, of Rehoboth; Linda Rocha and her husband, Ernest Rocha, of Attleboro; and Ruth Costillo and her husband, Nestor Costillo, of North Attleboro; 14 beloved grandchildren and many cherished great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Madeline and Ruth, and grandmother of the late Jeffrey Dean Fontaine. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

DAVID G. OLDHAM  July 1, 2015

David G. Oldham, 55, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2015, in New Hampshire. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of Marie Paule (Laprade) Oldham of Rehoboth and the late Francis Oldham. Besides his mother, he is survived by his children: Brandon Oldham and Crystal Johnson, Paige Oldham and Scott Rice and Ashley Oldham and Brian Pittman; his sister, Susan Sullivan and Mark Simmons of Rehoboth; his brother, Thomas Oldham and his wife Nancy of Rumford, R.I., and his fiancee, Mary DiGiovanni of Pawtucket. He had four nephews. David graduated from Attleboro High School in 1978 and was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1978-1983. Donations can be made to The Pets for Vets Program helping those suffering from PTSD. Pets for Vets Inc., P.O. Box 10860, Wilmington, NC 28404.

JOCELYN RUSNOCK  June 28, 2015

Jocelyn Rusnock, age 29 of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, daughter of Michael P. and Robin J. (Mercier) Rusnock, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 28, 2015. An artist and highly creative person, she was a graduate of Case High School and Arthur Angelo’s School of Cosmetology & Hair Design, and was employed by KP Grille in Rehoboth. Besides her parents she leaves a daughter, Aaliyah Carvalho; her sister, Lauren Rusnock of Rehoboth; grandparents, Lydia (Costa) Rusnock (late husband Andrew) of Swansea, and Albert and Phyllis (Ashworth) Mercier of Swansea; aunts and uncles, Andrew S. Rusnock, Jr. (Theresa) of New Hampshire, Nancy Juvinall (Gary) of Dartmouth, Michelle Rabbitt (Anthony) of Rehoboth and Susan Hutchins (Daryll) of Swansea; many loving cousins, and the father of her child, Derek Carvalho of East Providence. Her funeral was private.

JONATHAN S. FRASIER  June 27, 2015

Jonathan S. Frazier, 28 of Rehoboth, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Born in Providence, he was the son of Stephen M. Frazier and Deborah J. Enos.   Jonathan was a Senior Engineered Wood Products Designer for National Lumber in Mansfield for the last three years.  He was a 2004 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School and a graduate of New England Tech, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering. Besides his parents, he leaves three sisters, Kristin L., Molly A., and Grace O. Frazier and one brother, Jack J. Frazier, his stepmother, Traci Frazier and his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Marlene Enos, his paternal grandmother, Barbara Frazier and the late Julian Frazier as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Heather Collins will always have a place in Jonathan’s heart. Contributions to the Jonathan S. Frazier Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 183, Rehoboth, Ma. 02769 would be appreciated.

EDWARD A. BECHARD  June 21, 2015

Edward A. Bechard, age 71 of Nelson Lane in Rehoboth, MA passed peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane Lynn (Fuller) Bechard to whom he was married on Nov. 18, 1967 and who died on Feb. 2, 2013. Born in Pawtucket on May 30, 1944, he was a son of the late Peter Edward and Margaret (Siddall) Bechard. He resided in Rehoboth for almost 50 years. He was a graduate of William E. Tolman High School in Pawtucket and studied at Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Bechard was employed by L. G. Balfour Company in Attleboro as a supervisor and was affectionately known as "Tiny" for more than 30 years. He had also been employed at Masters of Design in North Attleboro and at Vantel Pearls in Mansfield. Mr. Bechard was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Attleboro and the L. G. Gold Dusters Club. He enjoyed movies, bluegrass music and collecting all kinds of gadgets he saw advertised on television. He was an avid New England sports fan. He enjoyed tinkering with jewelry repair when he could. In earlier years, he enjoyed skiing and more recent trips to Florida. He also enjoyed hanging at friend's car garages in his younger days. He leaves his devoted daughter: Carrie Lynn Bechard of Rehoboth; a sister: Carol Frances Courtois of Attleboro; several nieces, nephews; Diane's family members and many friends. Memorial donations in Mr. Bechard's name may be made to American Diabetes Association.


Elizabeth (Betsy) Waller Bilodeau, of North Dighton MA, died on June 17, 2015. Surrounded by her family, she peacefully passed away in her home. Elizabeth was born September 5, 1955 and was the daughter of the late Carolyn Adams Waller Bradley and the late Rowell L. Waller of Seekonk, MA. She is survived by her two daughters, Alison Waller Bilodeau Medeiros, wife of Kraig Medeiros, of North Dighton, MA and Kristin Elizabeth Bilodeau Bagnell, wife of James Bagnell, of North Dighton, MA. Betsy is the grandmother of her four cherished grandchildren; Alec Bilodeau, Cole Bilodeau, Elizabeth Bagnell and James Bagnell. Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Susan Waller, of Swansea, MA. She is also survived by her ex-husband, Dennis Bilodeau, of Somerset, MA. Betsy was a member of the Seekonk Congregational Church. She graduated from Providence College, cum laude, in 1977 and received her Master's degree in Social Work in 1998. Employed by Women & Infants Hospital since 1998, Betsy worked as a clinical social worker in the Project Link Program. Elizabeth summered with her family in Chebeague Island, Maine and Briggs Beach, Little Compton, RI. She was an accomplished poet and photographer that appreciated the small details of nature and the art of brilliantly stringing words together. Her daughters will most remember their mom's unfaltering love and continual support that they were showered with throughout their lives. Forged in their hearts, Betsy's grandchildren will forever cherish countless memories of vacations, cruises, and fun times where she indulged them richly. A memorial service was held at Seekonk Congregational Church on Sunday, June 21, 2015. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to The Oncology Research Fund, The Miriam Hospital, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901.


Linda Tierney (Iarocci), age 64 of Rehoboth and formerly of North Providence, RI, died on June 14, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  She was the beloved wife of Raymond F. Tierney for over 43 years.  She was the loving mother to Heather Paiva of Rehoboth, Jonathan Tierney of East Greenwich, and Eevon Tierney of Swansea, Massachusetts.  Linda served God and others through her Christian Ministry. She changed the lives of everyone she touched and was the caregiver to those whom needed her the most.  She will be missed by her parish friends and her adoring family. Linda is survived by her brother, Anthony Iarocci of Marathon, Florida and her sisters; Gail Squillante of Wickford, RI and Karen Gutierres of Cumberland, RI.  She was also blessed with grandchildren; Nadia Rose, Steven Jr., Sophia and Nicholas Raymond Paiva. Donations to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center would be greatly appreciated.

DEAN BARR STAPLES  June 12, 2015

Dean Barr Staples, age 59 of North Dighton, passed away June 12, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Providence, he was the son of M. Louise (Leffingwell) Staples of North Dighton and the late Arnold L. Staples. In addition to his mother, Dean also leaves behind his brother Carl R. Staples and his wife Mary Lou of Dighton; daughter Tyla Brie (Staples) Gooch, her husband Jason Paul and their children Cadence Lei, Colton Staples and Charlotte Rai of Berkley; son Brad Quintin Staples of North Dighton; nieces Katy and Sarah Staples of Dighton; and many friends and loved ones. Dean was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School and Hall Drafting Institute of Rhode Island. A retired draftsman, he worked at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro for 33 years. A loving Bampy, Dean did everything with his grandchildren from acting out tea parties to playing football. When he wasnt spending time with them, Dean enjoyed fishing, golfing and riding his ATV.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dighton Ambulance Fund, c/o Dighton Fire Department, 300 Main St., Dighton, MA 02715.


Dorothy L. (Murphy) Deveney, 70 of Somerset, passed away on Friday June 5, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side, after a courageous sixteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the wife of the late James E. Deveney. Dorothy was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late James E. and Mary (Harrington) Murphy. She was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1963 and then earned her bachelors degree in education from Salve Regina University in 1967. Mrs. Deveney taught 6th and 7th grade at the Somerset Middle School for thirty years, retiring in 2003. While working she also earned her Master’s Degree in Education. Dorothy was a devoted grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.Dorothy was a communicant of Saint Patrick Church in Somerset. Mrs. Deveney was a loyal Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. She also enjoyed studying history and traveling. The family would like to thank Dr. John Yang and his nurse Rachel at Hudner Oncology for the care and compassion they provided to Dorothy and her family. Survivors are a daughter Elizabeth M. DeCoste and her husband Robert of Rehoboth, MA; three cherished grandchildren: Caroline, Meredith and Lauren; along with many nieces and nephews; lifelong friends: Charlene Dondis of Portsmouth, RI; Susan Dumais of North Conway, NH; and June Murphy of Somerset, MA. She was the sister of the late Joan M. Whittington, Mary E. Belanger and Claire F. Thibodeau. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Cathleen B. Long-Almeida, age 70 of Princess Pine Drive in Rehoboth, died peacefully at home on June 7, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James D. Almeida. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Dorothy (Nolan) Blake, she lived in Rehoboth, MA for 22 years previously residing in East Providence and Barrington. Mrs. Long-Almeida was a medical secretary in the Cat Scan Department at Rhode Island Hospital for 34 years before retiring in 2011. A sports enthusiast, Cathleen was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, David M. Long and his wife Eileen of Rehoboth, MA; two daughters, Deborah J. Long of Rumford and Kirsten M. Charette and her husband David of East Providence; a step-daughter, Jean E. Almeida of W. Melbourne, FL and two grandchildren, Thomas Long and Lexie Mae Charette.

LEON BENOIT, JR.  June 7, 2015

Leo Benoit, Jr., of Berkley, MA, husband of Donna (Gouveia) Benoit died in Morton Hospital on Sunday, June 7, 2015 following a brief illness with DOPD and leukemia. He was born in Attleboro son of the late Leo and Phyllis ( Robinson) Benoit. Sr. He worked in facilities management for Verizon for 34 years, and then for two and one half years in data services for Citizens Bank in East Providence. He was a communicant of St. Bernards Church in Assonet. He was a 1967 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School and attended schools in the US Navy and for the telephone company. Leo served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1974. He was an avid outdoors man, operated family owned sawmill, brokered hay, cut and spilt firewood. A quiet man and loyal friend who lived and cherished life to the fullest with his family and so many friends. He will be missed. In addition to his wife Donna of 44 years, he is father of John-Paul Benoit of Berkley. Leo is the brother of Michele Miller of CA; Mary Mac Donald and her husband Robert of Dighton; William Benoit and his wife Dori of Dighton; and the brother of the late Joseph Benoit of North Dighton. He is the son-in-law of Joseph and Nancy Gouveia of Berkley; brother in law of Susan Benoit of North Dighton; Kevin and Sandra Gouveia of Berkley. Leo is also the uncle of several nieces and nephews.


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.

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, 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.

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. ( 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.


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