• New Bedford

    ‘The Pilot’s Wife’ author Anita Shreve dies

    NEW YORK — Anita Shreve, the best-selling novelist who explored how women responded to crises past and present in her native New England in favorites such as “The Pilot’s Wife,” ”Testimony” and “The Weight of Water,” has died. She was 71.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf said Shreve, who had been battling cancer, died Thursday at her home in New Hampshire. Shreve had announced her illness last year on Facebook, writing that a “medical emergency” would prevent her from touring for what […]

  • New Bedford

    Anna G. Sylvia, 86

     SYLVIA: of New Bedford, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Anna G. (Garcia), 86. Widow of Lawrence P. Sylvia. Her private service was held yesterday in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

  • New Bedford

    Steven J. Andrade, 61

    DARTMOUTH — Steven J. Andrade, 61, of Dartmouth passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Armando O. and Ezabel (Rocha) Andrade, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Dartmouth 16 years ago.Steven was a member of the International Church of the Nazarene.Survivors include his four sisters, Carol Compton and her husband Gregory of Elkridge, MD, Dr. Patricia Andrade of […]

  • New Bedford

    Diane Branco, 65

    NEW BEDFORD — Diane Branco, 65, of New Bedford, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.She was born in New Bedford where she lived all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Americo and Victoria (Teixeira) Branco. She was formerly employed as an assembler at Acushnet Capacitor.Survivors include two sisters, Linda (Branco) Vieira of South Dartmouth, and Susan (Branco) and her husband David Sousa of Fairhaven. Also survived by […]

  • Gloucester

    Essex, MA – Ray S. Hawley, 79,…

    Essex, MA – Ray S. Hawley, 79, of Essex, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday morning, March 29, 2018 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ray was born July 19, 1938 in Beverly, son of the late Charles and Evelina (Young) Hawley. Ray was a lifelong resident of Essex as well as a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1956. Following High School, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. Ray was employed for over 30 years at Varian as a shipping and receiving clerk. In his younger years, he was an avid skier and was a member of the Penguin Ski…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester, MA – Frank T. Fari…

    Gloucester, MA – Frank T. Farina, 74, of Gloucester, husband of Virginia Kandris, passed away on Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was born in Gloucester on May 19, 1943, son of the late Santo and Josephine (D’Amico) Farina. Frank was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1961. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years in the insurance industry as a salesman. During high school, Frank played varsity baseball, varsity basketball and while on base he also played softball. During his spare time you could often find him fishing,…

  • Gloucester

    Pembroke, NH – Theodore “Ted” …

    Pembroke, NH – Theodore “Ted” Natti, 95, of Pembroke, N.H., passed away on March 28, 2018 at home with his family by his side. The son of Finnish immigrants Erkki and Matilda (Sironen) Natti, Ted was born in Gloucester on August 22, 1922. Ted was the last surviving sibling of 12. Ted enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1942, received his Naval Aviator Wings and serviced with the Atlantic Fleet as a torpedo/dive-bomber pilot. He graduated from the University of NH with a BS in Forestry and went on to Yale University to earn a Master’s degree in Forestry. In 1950, Ted started work with the US Forest…

  • Newburyport

    Salisbury, MA – Elinor Lorrain…

    Salisbury, MA – Elinor Lorraine (Godfrey) Gadsby, 90, a longtime resident of Salisbury, passed late Wednesday night at her own home. She was the devoted wife of 67 years of the late Robert “Bob” James Gadsby, who passed on November 1, 2015. One of four children of the late Richard S. and Doris M. (Follansbee) Godfrey, she was born on Christmas Eve 1927 in Seabrook, NH. She worked at Henschels’ in Amesbury until she retired over 25 years later. She belonged to a company bowling league and enjoyed “going out with the girls” each week. She and Bob eagerly looked forward to her vacation time which they spent traveling to…

  • Salem

    St. Augustine, FL – Alice Mary…

    St. Augustine, FL – Alice Mary (Donovan) Fitzgerald, daughter of Edward Frances Donovan & Theresa (Pothier) Donovan, born March 12, 1922, in Salem, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Silver Treasure Assisted Living Facility, St. Augustine, Fla. on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband John William Fitzgerald in 2011. After graduating from Salem State Teachers College, she joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a recruiter for the SPARS. While in the Coast Guard, she met her husband of 65 years, Jack while both were serving during WW II. The Mother of eight children, she and the family moved around the world frequently; she loved to…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Mary E. (Neville) Sa…

    Beverly – Mary E. (Neville) Sabine, 86, of Beverly, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018 at Landmark at Oceanview surrounded by her family. Mary was the loving wife of the late Laurie H. Sabine with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born and raised in Beverly Farms, she was the daughter of the late Abbie and Daniel Neville. After raising her four children in North Beverly, Mary worked for Marshalls department store for over 25 years. She was an active member of St. John the Evangelist parish. During retirement, Mary and Laurie enjoyed living for 16 years in Englewood, Florida. While there, they enjoyed touring the country in…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Mildred M. Roberts, …

    Beverly – Mildred M. Roberts, 94, beloved wife of the late Benjamin A. Roberts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at home, surrounded by family. Born and raised in Cambridge, She was a graduate of the Cambridge Hospital School of Nursing. Mildred had been employed for many years as a registered nurse having worked throughout the North Shore until the time of her retirement. A longtime resident of Beverly, she was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her five children, Mary Laskowski and her husband, Paul of North Carolina, Barbara Reitano of Merrimac, James Roberts…

  • Salem

    Chelmsford, MA – Richard W. "…

    Chelmsford, MA – Richard W. “Dick” Bartlett, 90, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 25, 2018 following a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late June (Ball) Bartlett, to whom he was married for 57 years. Born in Beverly, on September 23, 1927, “Sonny” was the son of Richard H. and Elsie (Woodberry) Bartlett. He was predeceased by his younger brother, John. Dick graduated from Beverly High School in 1945. He served honorably in the Navy from 1945 to 1952 as an aviation electronics technician. He moved to Chelmsford in 1961 and worked for many years at AVCO as a technician,…

  • Southbridge

    Beverly L Kollios of Northborough, MA , October 10, 1927 – March 10, 2018

    NORTHBOROUGH: Beverly L. Kollios, 90, passed away on March 10, 2018, at the Coleman House due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Beverly, the daughter of the late Raymond Lloyd Kezar and Margaret (Yates) Kezar, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on October 10, 1927. She grew up and lived most of her adult life in Southbridge, MA. After graduating Mary E. Wells High School in Southbridge, she attended Ohio State University in Columbus before transferring to the Boston School of Occupational Therapy and Tufts University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She worked for a short time as an occupational therapist before marrying Sofoclis Kollios on January 19, 1952. An only…

  • Foxboro

    Christopher Neal Johns

    Christopher Neal Johns, 51, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Steamboat Springs, Colo. on March 4, 2018. He and his twin brother were born in Boston on Feb. 14, 1967 (Valentines Day) and raised in Foxboro.

  • Newton

    Vivian B. Litchman

    Litchman, Vivian B., of Randolph, MA, on March 29, 2018. Beloved wife of Herbert Litchman. Devoted mother of Gary Litchman and his wife Kathleen, and Sharon Carabba and her husband Michael. Loving grandmother of Connor and Sean Litchman, and Caitlin and Dean Carabba. Dear sister of Sylvia Zack and the late Helen Guzovsky. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Memorial observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vivian’s memory may be made the charity of your choice.   The post Vivian B. Litchman appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

  • Boston

    Hilda Milagros Martinez Guzman 3/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Hilda Milagros Martinez Guzman, age 68, of Boston, formerly of Villalba, Puerto Rico, died on March 23, 2018. Visiting hours at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 14 Montebello Rd. Jamaica Plain on Tuesday April 3 from 8 am until 10 am. A Funeral mass will then be celebrated at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

  • Fall River

    Claudia A. Medeiros

    Claudia A. Medeiros January 7, 1955 – March 27, 2018 Claudia (“Claude”, “Mem Claude”) A. (Frankowicz) Medeiros, 63, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Sh… View Details

  • Fall River

    João Manuel DaSilva 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER – João Manuel DaSilva, age 70, passed away on March 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of Gabriela (Arruda) DaSilva of Santo António, Além Capelas, São Miguel, Açores. Born in São Roque, São Miguel, Açores, he was the son of the late João and Eduarda (Melo) DaSilva. Prior to retirement he worked as a material handler for Quaker Fabrics. He was a parishioner of Espirito Santo Church. In the Açores, João worked for Mobil and was well known for being a mechanics instructor before migrating to the U.S. Along with his wife he is survived by his sons Nuno…

  • Lawrence

    Ronald J. Hayes

    Plaistow, NH – Ronald J. Hayes, 78, longtime resident of Plaistow, N.H., passed away on March 21st, 2018 at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, Haverhill. Ron was born on April 29, 1939 in Dubuque, IA to Carl and Mary Ann (Skahill) Hayes. He…

  • Lawrence

    Vicky Lee (Panneton) Norcross

    Salem, NH – Vicky Lee (Panneton) Norcross, 60, a resident of Salem, NH, died on March 29, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Haverhill on November 2, 1957, daughter of the late Frank and Doris (West) Panneton, she was raised and…

  • Lawrence

    Eleanor A. (Donnelly) Ruffen

    Methuen,MA – Eleanor A. (Donnelly) Ruffen, 86, a resident of Methuen, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 16, 2018. Born in Lawrence, Eleanor was the wife of the late George Ruffen and daughter of the late Francis H. and Estelle…

  • Lawrence

    Gerald B. Moses

    Rowley – Gerald Braheen Moses, “Moe”, 71, of Rowley, died peacefully surrounded by his family at High Pointe Hospice House on March 26, 2018 in Haverhill after a long battle with dementia. Jerry was born on August 9, 1946, in Yazoo City, MS to…

  • Lexington

    Louise Seidel

    Louise Seidel March 22, 2018 Seidel Louise D. (DeMeyer) of Hopkinton, former longtime Lexington resident, March 22, 2018. Beloved wife of the late John C. Seidel. Loving mother of Kathleen View full obituary

  • Milton

    Virginia M. Borroni 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Canton,MA / Milton,MA

    Virginia M. Borroni (Foley) of Canton passed away March 30th at Cornerstone Assisted Living in Canton. Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended Boston Schools and previously lived in W. Dennis and Milton before moving to Canton 3 years ago. She worked for many years as the Administrative Assistant for the President of Gillette before retiring. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Sister of Joseph W. Foley and his wife Marilyn of Canton, and the late Josephine Piona and Thomas Foley. Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church Canton Tuesday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home…

  • Natick

    Doris Evelyn Brand 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA

    Mrs. Doris Evelyn Brand (née Carlson) died unexpectedly on March 26, 2018 in Natick, Massachusetts at the age of 71. Loving wife of 48 years to Thomas J. Brand, doting mother of Chris (Tiffany) Brand and Suzanne Brand, adoring sister of the late Roger (Bill Wilson) Carlson, and loving daughter of the late Helen and Otto Carlson. Doris was born on May 18, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to John Otto and Helen Edith Evelyn Carlson. A second generation American, Doris was proud of her Swedish heritage. She graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1964 and subsequently graduated from Moser Secretarial School. She married Tom, her high school sweetheart and…

  • Plymouth

    Agnes F. Comoletti 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Plymouth,MA

    Comoletti, Agnes F (Wraga) of Plymouth, formerly of Mattapan March 28, 2018 beloved wife of the late Robert T Comoletti. and devoted mother of Anita J. Hadley of Plymouth and the late Christine M. Comoletti. Loving grandmother of Stephen J. Hadley Jr. of Batavia Ohio and Kimberly N. Craig and her husband Damon L Craig of Batavia Ohio. Great grandmother of Ethan P. Craig, Nicholas A. Craig and Alexander L. Craig Funeral Friday April 6, 2018 at 9 AM from the Joseph Russo Funeral Home 814 American Legion Hwy (nr Cummins Hwy) Roslindale followed by a Funeral Mass in St Angela Church 1548 Blue Hill Ave Mattapan at 10 AM…

  • Salem

    Sara Felton Clark Bruins

    Sara Felton Clark Bruins Send Flowers May 10, 1922 – March 26, 2018 Sara Felton Clark Bruins of Marblehead passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Bertram House in Swampscott. Sara was born May 10, View full obituary

  • Southbridge

    Bernice Gardner

    View Bernice Gardner Sturbridge….Bernice (Nazenic) Gardner, 94, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at UMass Memorial Medical Center, after a brief illness. Her husband was the late Richard C. Gardner who died in 1997. She leaves her sons Scott Gardner of Sturbridge, Richard Gardner of Brownfield, Maine, her daughter Beverly Lemoine and her husband Marc of Southbridge, and 3 grandchildren Pamela (Eric) Mainville, Dana (Jesse) Kench, and Sawyer Gardner, many… Sturbridge….Be…