Our Obituaries

Olga Maria Dupont

June 28, 1933 - December 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Muriel E. Guay

October 1, 1946 - November 28, 2016

Muriel E. (Marois) Guay, age 70, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital after a lengthy illness.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Adelard and Rita (Fortin) Marois, she was a longtime resident of the city, a graduate of St. Anthony's School Class of 1964. Muriel received her nursing degree from Laboure College in Milton, MA. She was a Registered...
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Oliva Alexandre Langlois

December 25, 1939 - November 27, 2016

Oliva "Ollie" Langlois, age 76, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Maria "Lucy" (Abreu) Langlois, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, and son of the late Romeo and Roseanna (Villeneuve) Langlois. Starting off as a beloved barber, Mr. Langlois transitioned to a long and accomplished career with the...
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Henry A. Alexander

March 18, 1927 - November 26, 2016

Stowe, VT - Mr. Henry A. Alexander, 89 died on November 26, 2016 at home following a lengthy illness.Mr. Alexander was predeceased in 1968 by his wife of 18 years, Dolores A. Staron Alexander, his sister Amanda Stefanik, and his sister-in-law, Naomi Alexander. He leaves behind a daughter, Faith M. Manska, and son-in-law, Clay Manska of Sherman Oaks, CA, a grandson, Ryan Truax, of Los Angeles,...
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Nora P. Atton

February 6, 1930 - November 26, 2016

Nora "Pat" Atton, age 86, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Lifecare Center of Raynham. She was the wife of the late Arthur Atton.Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Martin and Nora Maud (Earley) Murphy, she had resided in Taunton during the 1970's,then lived in Fort Walton for 21 years before moving to Acushnet.She was a graduate of Somerville High School.Pat...
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Fernando Fernando Goncalves

July 11, 1945 - November 25, 2016

Fernando Goncalves, 71, of New Bedford passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 surrounded by his family following a well-fought, brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Isabel (Vaz) Goncalves.Born in Portugal, a son of the late Eduardo and Albina (da Conceisao) Goncalves he came to the United States on September 1, 1978.Fernando worked in construction and drywall for Delgado Construction and...
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Albert J. Poirier

December 15, 1927 - November 24, 2016

Albert "Al" J. Poirier, age 88, of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Oaks Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 50 years of the late Therese Yvonne (Maillet) Poirier. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Armand and Matilda (Turcotte) Poirier. He worked at Morse Cutting Tools as a machine tool and die operator for 35...
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Richard A. Gagne

August 15, 1947 - November 20, 2016

Richard A. Gagne, age 69, of New Bedford, passed away on November 20, 2016 at home.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Arthur D. Gagne and Edith (Serras) Nickson, he was a lifelong resident of the city.He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University in Business Management.Mr. Gagne served in the United States...
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Patricia Ann Rock

July 30, 1945 - November 20, 2016

Patricia A. (Rossi) Rock, age 71, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of Gerald R. Rock Sr., to whom she had been married for 50 years.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late James C. Rossi, Sr. and the late Lillian (Lane) Rossi-Pearson, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School and a lifelong resident of the city...
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Evelyn H. Jeglinski

October 18, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Evelyn H. Jeglinski, age 93, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Frank W. and Rozalia (Farfalowski) Jeglinski, she was a lifelong area resident. She was employed by the Aerovox Corporation as Executive Secretary to the President. A communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church...
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Joan Louise White

September 8, 1930 - November 18, 2016

Joan Louise (Robinson) White, age 86, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Donald "Don" Walter White with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Oman) Robinson. Joan was a graduate of New Bedford High School and attended Kinyon - Campbell Business School.In...
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Dora Ann Lewin

January 13, 1950 - November 17, 2016

Dora Ann (Sirop) Lewin, age 66, of New Bedford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was the loving companion of George Andrade.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Jack Sirop, Jr. and Ella (Ogle) Sirop, she was a lifelong resident of the city.She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and...
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Rita V. Blanchette

February 14, 1918 - November 14, 2016

Rita V. (Poisson) Blanchette, 98, of New Bedford passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Wilfrid Blanchette.Born in New Bedford, one of six children of the late Paul and Corinne (Gaboriault) Poisson she was a lifelong city resident.During World War II, she worked in the Goodyear Plant building life rafts for the war...
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Manuel Sousa Pacheco

June 4, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Rosalie Ann Brown

July 5, 1926 - November 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Maryanne T. Carrier

July 26, 1951 - November 12, 2016

Maryanne T. (Viera) Carrier, age 65 of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Andre J. Carrier to whom she was married for 46 years.Born in New York, the daughter of the late Edward T. and Marie P. (Caruso) Viera, she was a lifelong New Bedford resident and she attended Fairhaven High School. She cherished her time at home with...
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Mary H. Rodriques

December 16, 1929 - November 11, 2016

Mary H. Rodriques, 86, of Fairhaven, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Our Lady's Haven, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Edward Rodriques, married 67 years, and daughter of the late George H. McCarthy, Sr. and Gertrude (Bradshaw) McCarthy. She lived all of her life in New Bedford until...
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Jean Theresa Menard

June 24, 1935 - November 11, 2016

Jean T. (Blain) Menard, age 81, passed away surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke's Hospital on November 11, 2016. She was the wife of the late Donald (Pete) Menard.Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Noella Blain and beloved step-daughter of the late Beatrice Blain. A graduate of New Bedford High School, she worked at and retired from Acushnet Company. Jean and...
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Marion McGlinchey

February 23, 1932 - November 10, 2016

Marion F. (Richards) McGlinchey, 84, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital of Plymouth. She was the wife of the late John McGlinchey.Mrs. McGlinchey worked as a home health aide.She is survived by her daughter, Sandra M. Pait and her husband Daniel of Middleboro; a son, Robert J. McGlinchey of Fort Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren, Ronald Guinan, Jr., James P....
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Doris Salmi

March 10, 1936 - November 10, 2016

Doris (Prevost) Salmi, age 80, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Louis Prevost, and Doris (Amaral) Lucas and the late step father John Lucas. She had resided most of her life in New Bedford, then moved to Dartmouth residing there until entering the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. Ms. Salmi was...
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Louise J. Pimentel

August 25, 1927 - November 10, 2016

Louise J. (Perez) Pimentel, age 89, of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late James L. Pimentel.Born in Puerto Plata, a daughter of the late Francisco and Ramona (Lantigua) Perez, she grew up in the Dominican Republic and lived in New Bedford for many years. Mrs. Pimentel was a school teacher while living in the Dominican Republic...
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Therese V. Pawelczyk

December 7, 1938 - November 9, 2016

Therese V. (Duarte) Pawelczyk, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was the wife of the late Mitchell "Mike" Pawelczyk.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel S. and Viola Duarte, she lived most of her life in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven 3 years ago. She was a...
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Raymond Desrosiers

April 14, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Raymond Desrosiers, 82, of Rochester, passed away on November 7, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Theresa Desrosiers, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John and Ernestine (Aubut) Desrosiers, he lived in Rochester for many years. Raymond and his wife enjoyed many years of camping, square dancing and winters in Florida....
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Irene Almeida Andre

October 9, 1918 - November 7, 2016

Irene Almeida (Duarte) Andre, age 98 of Acushnet, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at SE Massachusetts Health and Rehabilitation. Born on October 9, 1918, in New Bedford, MA to the late Joseph and Maria (de Almeida) Duarte, she was the wife of James Manuel Andre to whom she has shared 65 years of marriage.Irene worked as an assembler at Cornell Dubilier Electronics for 5 years and a packer...
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Idalina F. Fernandes

January 12, 1931 - November 7, 2016

Idalina F. (Soares) Fernandes, age 85 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Francisco Fernandes.She was born in Terceira, Azores, the daughter of the late Jose and Ermelinda (Jesus) Soares.She is survived by her two daughters: Grace Fernandes of W. Wareham and Maria Viana of New Bedford; three beloved grandchildren...
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Brian Wayne Ashworth

August 31, 1944 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Helen P. Cleary

February 8, 1920 - November 5, 2016

Dr. Helen P. Cleary of Norfolk, MA passed away peacefully at home November 5, 2016. Born and raised in Brookline, MA, she was the daughter of Paul J. and Helen F. Cleary.She was a graduate of Regis College, Yale University and Harvard with a Ph.D. in Public Health.Helen joined the Marines in 1942 and was stationed at Cherry Point, N.C. She was responsible for decoding the top secret weather...
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William Antunes Sylvia

March 16, 1931 - November 5, 2016

William A. Sylvia, age 85 of Rochester, formerly of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Merle (Carter) Sylvia to whom he had been married for 61 years.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Alfred and Virginia (Grace) Sylvia, he was a graduate of New Bedford High School and later received his Bachelor...
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Carlton Roger Costa

August 8, 1937 - November 5, 2016

Carlton "Roger" Costa, 79, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Janice (Fournier) Costa.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Jesse and Elsie (Hilton) Costa he was a lifelong city resident. He graduated from the Greater New Bedford Vocational High School and served in the National Guard. The Costa...
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Normand E. Duval

July 30, 1930 - November 5, 2016

Normand E. "Sonny" Duval, 86, of Rochester passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Aldora (Barretto) Duval.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Joseph and Auore (Talbot) he lived most of his life in there and Rochester. He was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church.Sonny was a production worker for various companies such as Acushnet Company,...
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Walter Midura,

November 4, 1927 - November 2, 2016

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leave When life is done.
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Eunice M. Woodis

January 20, 1939 - November 1, 2016

Eunice May (Ott) Woodis, age 77, of North Dartmouth, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was the wife of Louis E. Woodis. They would have been married 62 years on Christmas Day of 2016. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Ethel L. (Peaslee) Ott she was a lifelong area resident. She had a deep relationship with the Lord and was a member of the Norwood...
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Jeanne Elizabeth Chausse

January 3, 1931 - November 1, 2016

Jeanne Chausse, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers, surrounded by her loving family. She faced cancer with grace and dignity. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Chausse, Jr., with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. The daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Poirier)LeBlanc, she was born in Acushnet and lived in New Bedford for most of her life....
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Albino M. Strollo

July 13, 1927 - November 1, 2016

Albino "Bino" M. Strollo, age 89, of New Bedford, passed away November 1, 2016 at home. He was the former husband of the late Irene D. Strollo.Born in Fall River, the son of the late Michael and Katarina (Saravo) Strollo, he grew up in Fall River and had resided in New Bedford for most of his life.Mr. Strollo served in the United States Navy as an apprentice seaman during World War II.He had...
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Judith A. Porter

May 27, 1941 - October 29, 2016

Judith "Judy" A. (Drake) Porter, age 75, of Westport, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of John "Jack" Porter, Sr. with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Pawtucket, RI, a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Correa) Drake, she lived most of her life in Westport. A graduate of Barrington High School, class of 1959, she worked as a...
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Harold G. Philipp

April 19, 1940 - October 29, 2016

Harold G. Philipp, age 76, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Oaks. He was the husband of Annette (Hampson) Philipp with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Frederick and Anna (Singleton) Philipp, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A graduate of New Bedford High School, he was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a...
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Gerard R. Picard

June 11, 1939 - October 27, 2016

Gerard R. Picard, 77, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Ray) Picard.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Arthur R. and Rose Alba (Cote) Picard he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church.Mr. Picard was a plant manager at Morse Cutting Tools and Richard's Micro Tools in...
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Michael John Concaison,

June 26, 1924 - October 24, 2016

Michael J. Concaison, Sr., 92, of New Bedford passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jovina (Da Silva) Concaison.Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Julia (Soares) Conceição he lived most his life in New Bedford. He served in the United States Army during World War II, helping to build Northwest Airfield as a combat...
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Richard Alden Snow

July 2, 1956 - October 23, 2016

Richard Alden Snow, Jr., age 60, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Richard A. and Jacqueline G. (Besse) Snow, he was a lifelong New Bedford resident. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 75. He loved the outdoors and gardening and loved being part of the New Bedford downtown community.He is survived by five sisters;...
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Augustinho Nunes Pereira

October 18, 1925 - October 22, 2016

Augustinho "Gus" Nunes Pereira, 91, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home after a period of declining health. Gus was the beloved husband of Ida (Leal) Pereira.A life-long resident of New Bedford, Gus was the son of the late Antonio Nunes Pereira and Emilia Isabella (Dias-Cardoso) Pereira. Mr. Pereira served in the United States Navy...
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Hilda Langevin

October 3, 1933 - October 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Joseph Leo Richard

October 18, 1927 - October 11, 2016

Joseph L. Richard, 88, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Dube) Richard with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Noé and Carmilia (Marcotte) Richard he was a lifelong city resident.Mr. Richard worked as an inspector at Acushnet Rubber Company.In addition to his wife, he...
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Dorothy B. Hetu

December 16, 1934 - October 11, 2016

Dorothy B. (LaCroix) Hetu, age 81, of Acushnet, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Albert R. Hetu.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Conrad and Annie (Ford) LaCroix, she had been a resident of Acushnet for over 50 years. Dorothy was a graduate of Holy Family Holy Name class of 1952. She was employed with...
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Jeannette L. Bobrowiecki

December 6, 1926 - October 8, 2016

Jeannette L. (Koczera) Bobrowiecki, age 89, of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Chester Bobrowiecki.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Stanley and Louise Koczera, she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.Mrs. Bobrowiecki had worked in local textile mills in her...
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Mary Norton Shurtleff

March 31, 1916 - October 6, 2016

Mary Norton (Shelley) Shurtleff, age 100 of New Bedford passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Care One Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Alvah W. Shurtleff.Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Bertram B. and Alice G. (Todd) Shelley. Mrs. Shurtleff was a graduate of New Bedford High School and enjoyed being a homemaker.Survivors include a son: John Shurtleff and his wife...
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Aurele Henri Ledoux

October 31, 1917 - October 5, 2016

Aurele H. "Butch" Ledoux, 98, of N. Dartmouth, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born Oct. 31, 1917, in N. Dartmouth, the son of the late Henri & Arzelie (Brouillette) Ledoux. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Georgianna (LeBlanc), and by brothers and sisters Amelia Pepin, Alphonse, Loretta Tetrault, Gerard, Conrad, and Aline Saulniers. He was the last...
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Laurent G. Robert

November 22, 1936 - October 4, 2016

Laurent "Larry" G. Robert, age 79, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. He was the husband of the late Elinor Robert and Nancy Robert.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Samuel and Rose Alma (Lavallee) Robert, he lived most of his life in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven.Mr. Robert served in the United States Air...
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William John Roberts

March 17, 1937 - October 4, 2016

Private arrangements in the care of the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA.
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Frank Sylvia Ramos

November 23, 1926 - October 3, 2016

Frank S. Ramos, 89, of New Bedford passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital after a period of declining health with his family around him. He was the husband of Pauline (Bessette) Ramos and the late Doris (Rogers) Ramos.Born in Dartmouth, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ferreira) Ramos he was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church.Frank...
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Richard A. Benoit

January 29, 1942 - September 28, 2016

Richard Armand Benoit, age 74, retired Chief of Police of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth J. (Nobrega) Benoit with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.A lifelong New Bedford resident, he was the son of the late Oliver and Delina (Barie) Benoit.Mr. Benoit was a graduate of New Bedford High School, and...
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Daniel J. Brennan

January 8, 1962 - September 27, 2016

Daniel J. Brennan, age 54, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital.Born in New Bedford, a son of Joan I. (Anderson) Brennan of Bradenton, Florida and the late John G. Brennan, he was a lifelong resident of the city.Daniel was a graduate of New Bedford High School and attended Syracuse University.He served in the United States Coast Guard...
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Theresa M.J. LeBlanc

January 7, 1925 - September 25, 2016

Theresa M.J. (Johnson) LeBlanc, age 90, of Fairfax, VA, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks. She was the wife of the late Paul C. LeBlanc with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Theresa and Paul lived in New Bedford (Sassaquin area) for over 40 years. Born in Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Despres) Johnson.Mrs....
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Roger Robert Blaise

August 2, 1942 - September 24, 2016

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Marcelino C. daSilva

July 3, 1934 - September 23, 2016

Marcelino C. DaSilva, age 82, of Fairhaven passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Southeastern Mass Health and Rehab Center. He was the husband of the late Maria T. (Ferreira) DaSilva.Born in Horta, Faial, Acores, the son of the late Francisco and Lucia (Carmenda) DaSilva, he immigrated to New Bedford in 1959 and has been a resident of Fairhaven for over 25 years.He was educated in the...
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Steven Antone Aguiar

September 1, 1950 - September 22, 2016

Steven A. Aguiar, 66, passed away unexpectedly in New Bedford, Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was born in New Bedford and was currently a resident of Fairhaven. Steven was employed at Precix Manufacturing of New Bedford as a security officer and quality control inspector and was due to retire this month after six years of service.Steven had been a member of the Rod & Gun Club in N....
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Charles A. Nolan

February 10, 1929 - September 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA.
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Daniel Allen Ferreira

October 25, 1972 - September 21, 2016

Daniel A. Ferreira, Jr., 43, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Daniel A. Ferreira and Pauline (Snell) Mello of New Bedford he was a lifelong area resident.Daniel worked as a floor tiler.In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Allen Ferreira of New Bedford; a sister, Kathy Pacheco and her husband Steven of...
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Kenneth L. Graveson

January 13, 1952 - September 21, 2016

Kenneth L. Graveson, age 64, of Acushnet, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital unexpectedly. He was the husband of Virginia A. (Pleau) Graveson with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.Born in Milford, a son of the late Edward L. and Cecilia P. (Daige) Graveson, he had resided in Acushnet since 1988 and previously lived in Bellingham. He was a graduate of Blackstone...
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Fern Breault

April 6, 1943 - September 21, 2016

Fern (DeRossett) Breault, 73, of New Bedford passed away on September 21, 2016 after a year -long battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of George J.P. Breault.Born in Prestonsburg, KY, the daughter of LulaMae (Lafferty) DeRossett and the late Ashland P. DeRossett, she lived in New Bedford most of her life.Fern was a 1959 graduate of Prestonsburg High School and began her career in banking...
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Alice Joan Ventura

August 13, 1933 - September 19, 2016

Alice Joan (Halliwell) Ventura, age 83, of New Bedford passed away Monday, September 19,2016 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the daughter of the late Eric and Evelyn (Omerod) Halliwell. Mrs. Ventura was a 1951 graduate of New Bedford High School and a 1953 graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Alice worked as a legal secretary in the New Bedford area and enjoyed...
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Jeffrey Raymond Laberge

December 28, 1981 - September 15, 2016

Jeffrey Raymond Laberge, age 34, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was the son of Mark Laberge of New Bedford and Michelle Randall of Fall River. Jeffrey was the grandson of the late Raymond and Gladys Laberge and Barbara Furtado and the late Luis Racine. Jeffrey was born in Washington, DC and he lived most of his life in the south coast area. As a child he loved to write short stories...
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Diane Rego

April 2, 1941 - September 14, 2016

Diane (Belliveau) Rego, 75, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Manuel B. Rego, Jr.Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Joseph Raymond and Irene (Ferreira) Belliveau she was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of the former St. Kilian Church where she was very involved with the church community and in 1999...
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John Araujo

September 22, 1939 - September 14, 2016

John Araujo, Jr., 76, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in his residence. He was the husband of Maria (Ortiz) Araujo.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late John and Inez (Cortez) Araujo he lived all over the world but came back to the area years ago to be closer to family. John worked as a field engineer for Raytheon. He was a car enthusiast and he like to...
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Dora A. Sherman

September 10, 1925 - September 10, 2016

Dora A. (Samson) Sherman, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 on her 91st birthday in Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Kenneth B. Sherman.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida (Allaire) Samson, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Sherman was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, where she was a member of the...
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Brandy Lynn Fortin

January 21, 1977 - September 9, 2016

Brandy Lynn (Mello) Fortin, 39, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 9, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Troy Fortin.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Karin Mello and Glenn Lagasse both of the city she was a lifelong resident. Brandy attended New Bedford Schools as well as New Bedford Vocational High School.Brandy enjoyed motorcycles and football. ...
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Pauline E. Renaud

March 20, 1931 - September 7, 2016

Pauline Edna (Prud'homme) Renaud, age 85, of New Bedford passed away, Wednesday September 7, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Roger G. Renaud with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.A lifelong New Bedford resident, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Anna Rose (Anctil) Prud'homme. Pauline attended New Bedford Vocational High School and...
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Pauline A. Almeida

June 7, 1927 - September 3, 2016

Pauline Ann (Steele) Almeida, age 89, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Hope Hospice in Providence, RI surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Almeida and the companion of the late Arthur Boudreau.Pauline was the daughter of the late James and Sabina (Ryan) Steele. She was born in Fall River and lived most of her life in the south coast area. Pauline was a...
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David Tylor Tolley

February 13, 1984 - September 1, 2016

David Tylor Tolley, age 32, of New Bedford passed away suddenly Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was the son of Wendy Tolley of New Bedford and the late David LaFrance. David was born in New Bedford, grew up in Freetown and built a family of his own in Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire before settling back in the New Bedford area. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his dad David...
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Eric Gerard Bourgeois

January 11, 1953 - September 1, 2016

Eric Gerard Bourgeois, Ph.D., age 63, passed away on September 1, 2016, at his residence in New Bedford, Mass. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Ernest Gerard and Allmeda (Keennan) Bourgeois. He is survived by four sisters: Gail Bourgeois of Quebec, Ann Bourgeois of West Virginia, June Bourgeois of Maine and Cheryl Ruth of West Virginia, by two nephews: Thomas M....
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Clayton B. Auman

January 15, 1959 - August 29, 2016

Clayton B. Auman, 57 of Dartmouth, passed away on August 29, 2016, at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 15, 1959 in Jasper, FL to William B. Auman and the late Barbara "Babs" (Burnham) Auman. He was raised in Yorktown, VA. His family includes his loving wife and soul mate of twenty seven years, Gina DiGiacomo; one daughter, his pride and...
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Jose B. Faria

October 21, 1938 - August 28, 2016

Jose B. Faria, age 77, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Maria C. (Soares) Faria with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.Born in Maia, Sao Miguel, Azores, a son of the late Jacinto C. and Maria C. (Bettencourt) Faria, he came to the United States in 1965 and settled in New Bedford.Most recently he had worked at St....
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Mary Winifred Westgate

September 19, 1931 - August 27, 2016

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Darleen Hall

February 6, 1950 - August 23, 2016

Darleen S. (Allemao) Hall, 66, of Rochester passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Lima) Allemao she grew up in New Bedford and lived most her life in Wareham before moving to Rochester 12 years ago.Ms. Hall graduated from the Greater New Bedford Vocational High School in...
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Eugene J. Zuber

September 1, 1931 - August 21, 2016

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Raymond Charles Bodeau

December 30, 1938 - August 21, 2016

Raymond C. Bodeau, age 77, of Fairhaven, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Jo-Ann (Sherman) Bodeau.Born in Somersworth, NH, a son of Beatrice (Bachand) and the late Francis H. Bodeau, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life before residing in Fairhaven.A US Air Force Veteran, Raymond worked as a machinist for the Borg Warner Company for...
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Armand Paul Dugal

July 11, 1941 - August 21, 2016

Armand P. Dugal, age 75, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Brenda (Arruda) Dugal with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Thomas and Germaine (Pincince) Dugal, he was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of New Bedford High School, Armand worked as a loom operator for various textile...
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Raymond W. Munroe

April 3, 1950 - August 20, 2016

Raymond W. Munroe, age 66, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Tufts Medical Center. He was the husband of Madeleine (Steiblin) Munroe with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Norman and Marion (Hodson) Munroe, he was a lifelong area resident. A graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, class of 1970, Raymond was a jack of all trades...
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Walter Gregory

September 8, 1927 - August 19, 2016

Walter Gregory, 88, of New Bedford passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Betty (Pollitt) Gregory.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Ernest and Mary (Lees) Gregory, he graduated from New Bedford High School and the former Kinyon Campbell School of Business. Much of his career was spent as an accountant at the former Hemingway Transport Co....
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Lillian Soule

March 18, 1929 - August 19, 2016

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Gilberte Bombardier

December 30, 1919 - August 16, 2016

Gilberte (Dube) Bombardier, age 96, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Our Lady's Haven with her daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Bombardier whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Arthur and Eugenia (Levasseur) Dube, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.Gilberte worked as a stitcher for garment...
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Ida Beaulac

February 7, 1924 - August 14, 2016

Ida (Torres) Beaulac, 92, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Sippican Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred R. Beaulac.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel and Amelia (Mendes) Torres she lived most of her life in New Bedford.Ida graduated from New Bedford High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School. She worked as a key punch operator for...
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Hollie Marie Panagos

January 13, 1945 - August 9, 2016

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Daniel Mello Bizarro

December 28, 1935 - August 6, 2016

Daniel Mello Bizarro, age 80, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Lucille (Davignon) Bizarro with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford he was the son of the late John Mello Bizarro and Georgianna (Ferreira) Bizarro.Mr. Bizarro graduated from New Bedford High School and attended Fisher Junior...
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Alfred Cunha

January 29, 1927 - August 3, 2016

Alfred Cunha, Jr., 89, of Acushnet passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Frances E. Cunha.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Alfred and Mary (Correia) Cunha he lived most of his life in the area.Alfred worked as a foreman in the fishing industry and was well known on the waterfront. He loved...
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Maria Cordeiro

August 1, 1946 - August 2, 2016

Maria (Barreira) Cordeiro, age 70, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joao C. Cordeiro.Born in St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Camara) Barreira. Maria was employed as a Baker in Portugal for over 25 years and later worked as a Stitcher at Cliftex for 2 years until her retirement. She...
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Doris Richard

May 27, 1927 - August 2, 2016

Doris (Clermont) Richard, age 89, formerly of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Brookdale Dartmouth Village. She was the wife of the late Ernest O. Richard with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, Doris was the daughter of the late Edmont and Aurelie (Berube) Clermont. She grew up on Tobey Street in New Bedford and loved to swim in nearby Sassaquin Pond....
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Elizabeth Monahan

July 8, 1993 - August 1, 2016

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Monahan, age 23, of East Freetown, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Karen (Seney) Monahan and James Monahan and his wife Loretta , she was a lifelong area resident. Lizzie was a graduate of the West Bridgewater High School, class of 2011. Lizzie was both witty and a deep thinker and could express her thoughts cleverly in her writing. She...
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Manuel M. Macedo

February 14, 1934 - August 1, 2016

Manuel M. Macedo, age 82, of Acushnet, passed away Monday, August 01, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Ernestina (Pimentel) Macedo to whom he has been married for the past 56 years.Born in Fenais da Ajuda, Sao Miguel, Acores, he was the son of the late Jeremias and Idalina (Pacheco) Macedo. Mr. Macedo was educated in Portugal and worked in the boating industry with his...
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Wayne R. Young

June 22, 1942 - July 31, 2016

Wayne R. Young, age 74, of North Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Stavropoulos) Young with whom he shared 20 years of marriage.Born in Boston, the biological son of the late Betty Dehart and the adopted son of the late Curtis and Mabel (Reed) Young, he had resided in New Bedford for most of his life...
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Joanne O. Flaherty

August 22, 1955 - July 31, 2016

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Donald Lee Souza

May 29, 1955 - July 30, 2016

Donald L. Souza, age 61, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital unexpectedly. He was the husband of Michelle (Collard) Souza to whom he has been married for 28 years.Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Manuel Souza and Candida (Silveira) Boucher, he had been a lifelong resident of New Bedford.Donald worked as a Truck Driver for Sid Wainer and Son...
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Celina F. Nunes

December 20, 1926 - July 28, 2016

Celina F. (Faria) Nunes, 89, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Southeast Mass Health and Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late Manuel Nunes.Celina was born in Madeira, a daughter of Americo and Ester (Vieira) Faria.Mrs. Nunes worked as a stitcher in various factories in the area. She is survived by her children, Jose A. "Tony" Nunes and his wife Dulce of New...
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Nancy McKenna

September 8, 1970 - July 27, 2016

Nancy (Deresendes) McKenna, 45, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Paul McKenna.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Larry and Germaine (Cabral) Deresendes of New Bedford she was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. McKenna graduated from New Bedford High School. She later went on to work for Corner Sports...
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Leonard Cabral

May 26, 1933 - July 23, 2016

Leonard Cabral, age 83, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Care One, New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Emily (Sameiro) Cabral.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Alfred and Emma (Vivaros) Cabral, he was a lifelong resident of the city.A veteran of the United States Army, he served during the Korean War. He worked as a machine operator for Revere Copper and Brass,...
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Richard Mello

February 15, 1937 - July 21, 2016

Richard Mello, Sr., 79, of Acushnet passed away surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (O'Brien) Mello and the companion of Beverly Pontbriand of Rochester.Born in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Francis and Mary (Carvallo) Mello he lived most of his life in Acushnet. Mr. Mello graduated from New Bedford Vocational...
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Wayne Richard Houghton

March 14, 1947 - July 19, 2016

Wayne R. Houghton, age 69 of West Wareham, passed away Tuesday July 19, 2016 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Pinto) Houghton with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Acushnet, he was the son of the late Alton and Bertha (Teves) Houghton. Wayne retired from the VA Hospital (engineering department) in West Roxbury.Wayne was an Army Vietnam Veteran where he received three...
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Richard Roland Vanasse

April 8, 1946 - July 18, 2016

Richard R. Vanasse, 70, of New Bedford passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in Tobey Hospital after a long illness. Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Raymond and Viola (Cadorette) Vanasse he was a lifelong area resident. He attended New Bedford Area Schools and Swaine School of Design.Richard enjoyed painting, spending time with friends and visiting his sister, Claire.He is survived by his...
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Claudette P. Quintin

March 14, 1952 - July 17, 2016

Claudette P. (Picard) Quintin, age 64, of New Bedford, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2016 at The Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Gerard and Claire (Aube) Picard, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was preceded in death by her two sons: Stephen Quintin, Jr. and Robert Barboza, Jr.Claudette enjoyed her coffee time with...
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Kenneth Machado

October 8, 1941 - July 9, 2016

Kenneth Machado, 74, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the best friend and beloved husband of 29 years of Judith E. Ball.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Frank and Doris (Lasnier) Machado, he was a lifelong area resident. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children, grand son and favorite niece, Deb. He enjoyed...
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James Edward Cronin

May 6, 1940 - July 8, 2016

James E. Cronin, 76, of Acushnet passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 surrounded by his family after a long illness. Born in New York, a son of the late James and Julia (McMullin) Cronin he grew up there and lived most of his life in the New Bedford area. Mr. Cronin served in the National Guard for many years. He was employed at Woolworth's for over thirty years and later worked in maintenance...
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