• New Bedford

    Regina G. Fernandes, 93

    NEW BEDFORD — Regina G. (Fernandes) Fernandes, 93, of New Bedford died April 30, 2018 at Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late Turibio Jose Fernandes.Born in Brava, Cape Verde, the daughter of the late Jose and Eugenia (Duarte) Fernandes, she lived in Brava before moving to New Bedford in July 2, 1975.Mrs. Fernandes was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.Her family would like to thank the staff on unit 1 at Hathaway Manor for the wonderful […]

  • New Bedford

    Celia M. Gomes, 102

    NEW BEDFORD — Celia M. (Silva) Gomes, 102, of New Bedford died April 28, 2018 peacefully at Sarah Brayton Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Alfred Gomes.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Pedro M. DeBarros and Mary Borges, she lived in New Bedford most of her life.Survivors include her 2 sons, Anthony A. Gomes of New Bedford and Alfred J. Gomes, Jr. and his wife Helen of Florida; 3 grandchildren, Alfred Gomes, III and his wife Heatha, Corey Gomes, and […]

  • New Bedford

    John L. Santos, 77

    MARION — John L. Santos, 77, of Marion died April 28, 2018 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of Karen J. (Andrews) Santos and the late Linda (Lopes) Santos.Born in Whitman, MA, the son of the late Marion A. (Pina) Santos and raised by the late Raymond and Laura Pina, he lived in Marion most of his life.Mr. Santos was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church in Marion.He was formerly employed by Yellow Pages as an advertising salesman and later aided and assisted […]

  • New Bedford

    Luis F. Bilhano, 80

    NEW BEDFORD — On Saturday, April 28th, Luis F. Bilhano of New Bedford passed away at his home, surrounded by his family.The beloved husband of Irene Pata Bilhano, Luis was born in Cova, Figueira da Foz, Portugal on March 14, 1938. He was the son of the late Leonor Marques Fidalgo and Jose Bilhano; brother to the late Manuel Fidalgo Bilhano; and grandfather of the late Anita Fidalgo.At the age of 16 Luis started his journey at sea. He travelled to many beautiful locations, […]

  • New Bedford

    Aristides F. Serra, 70

    ACUSHNET — Aristides F. “Harry” Serra, 70, of Acushnet, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Born in New Bedford on January 29, 1948. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Cusolito) Serra for 25 years until his sudden passing.Being a minister and chaplain was his passion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Bella Oster of New Beford. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Oster.Harry will be greatly missed.A Celebration of […]

  • Gloucester

    Annisquam – Alden W. Robinson,…

    Annisquam – Alden W. Robinson, 93, of Annisquam, Mass., died peacefully on Friday, April 13, with loving family and friends at his side. A consummate musician, skier, sailor, and carpenter, Al lived life with flair, humor and kindness. Since his youth, Al was a talented trombone player and was a longtime member of several bands, including the Clambake Five and the Old Salty Dixieland Jazz Band. He played as a volunteer for many years at the Rose Baker Senior Center and other senior centers on the North Shore. Never far from his trombone, he delighted all with Dixieland, Big Band music, and a vast array of old tunes. Alden was…

  • Newburyport

    Haverhill, MA – Patricia Andre…

    Haverhill, MA – Patricia Andrews Knodel, age 90, passed away on April 29, 2018, at Penacook Place in Haverhill, Mass. She was born to the late Elmore Andrews and Margaret Devine on September 14, 1927. Patricia was raised in Aiken, S.C., and Lawrence, Mass., before attending Peter Bent Brigham, receiving her Nursing degree in 1948. During her nursing career, Patricia was a head nurse at Symmes Hospital in Arlington, Mass., Nursing Director at a nursing home in Waltham, Mass., and a dietician. Patricia received a 50-year pin as an active member of Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, Mass. Patricia was married to David C. Knodel and they raised…

  • Newburyport

    Ocean Isle Beach, NC – Colonel…

    Ocean Isle Beach, NC – Colonel (Ret.) Leo Matthew Melanson, 76, of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, died April 27, 2018, after an illness. He was a native of Salem, Massachusetts. Col. Melanson’s many assignments included tours in Germany, Hawaii, and Vietnam, during the periods 1967–1968 and 1971–1972. He had a variety of command and staff assignments throughout his career: Company Commander in Germany and Vietnam; joint staff assignments; Deputy Commander of Field Station Kunia, Hawaii, and Field Station Berlin. His last command was as the commander of the Cryptologic Support Group in Heidelberg, Germany, in Support of USAEUR. His last assignment was with the Commander in Chief of the…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Paul A. Dumas, 87, o…

    Peabody – Paul A. Dumas, 87, of Peabody, died Saturday morning at the Beverly Hospital following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Barbara (Quinlan) Dumas with whom he shared over 63 years of marriage. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Blanche (Tetrault) Dumas. He was a lifelong resident of Peabody and went to grammar school at St. John’s Parochial School in Peabody and then attended St. Mary’s Boys High School in Lynn, graduating with class of 1948. Paul was a veteran who proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War. Paul was aboard the USS Salem stationed in the…

  • Salem

    Topsfield, MA – Martha K. Ston…

    Topsfield, MA – Martha K. Stone, age 85, passed away after a 15 year battle with Alzheimer’s on April 26, 2018, surrounded by her four loving children. For 61 years she was the beloved wife of the late Brick Stone. Raised in Peekskill, N.Y., Martha was the daughter of the late Arthur “Kell” and Cornelia “Neila” Kelly. Marty and Brick raised their family in Topsfield, Mass., before moving to Byfield, Mass., then spent their retirement years thoroughly enjoying their home on Bow Lake in Strafford, N.H. After receiving her degree from the University of Connecticut, Marty continued to pursue her passion for education while being a full-time mom of four.…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Donald H. “DJ” Amor,…

    Danvers – Donald H. “DJ” Amor, Jr. 41, passed away on April 28, 2018, following his difficult battle with addiction. Born in Danvers on February 14, 2018, he was the son of Susan (Liacos) Amor of Danvers and the late Donald H. Amor. He was a lifelong resident of Danvers and graduated from Danvers High School in 1995. DJ was known for his kind brilliance and warm heart. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering with electronics. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandmother, Emeline (Sprague) Liacos of Danvers; his sisters, Kimberly Lessard of Derry, N.H., and Jodi Amor of Danvers; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Agnes Elizabeth (Hes…

    Peabody – Agnes Elizabeth (Hess) Wilson born July 10, 1924, passed away at her daughter’s home in East Hampstead, N.H., surrounded by her beloved family. She was born to John and Agnes (Murphy) Hess of Somerville, Mass. Her siblings predeceased her John Hess, Robert Hess and her little sister and her faithful companion Patsie (Hess) Garofano. During WWII she made the firing mechanism to the Browning Automatic Rifle and welded at the Boston Naval Ship Yard. She married the love of her life upon his return from WWII, Louis Wilson, and moved to Peabody where they lived until his death in 1976, Agnes remained in Peabody for 44 years. She…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Kenneth Garde

    On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Kenneth Christian Saaba Garde died, following a long and valiant battle with congestive heart failure. To the end, he remained upbeat, with a fighter’s spirit. Defying the odds, he made it home for his final hours, as was his wish; he was surrounded by his family as he left this earth to live in his eternal home in heaven. Ken was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Bridgeport, Conn. After high school he traveled the country for several years working as a roadie for a number of bands including Taj Mahal, James Taylor, Judy Collins, and the Allman Brothers, and as a lighting…

  • Falmouth

    Virginia C. Wrigley

    Virginia Connor Wrigley, 84, died at Falmouth Hospital on April 26 after a struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was involved with Volunteers in Public Schools program.

  • Vineyard Haven

    Alma M. Stibolt

    Alma M. Stibolt, 95, of Oak Bluffs, died on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was married to Hans P. Stibolt, and was the mother of Nancy Newman and Kenneth Stibolt. Her funeral service will be held at a later date, and a complete obituary will appear at that time. Donations in her memory may be made to Oak Bluffs Ambulance, P.O. Box ­­­­­­­­­­­­2131, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guestbook and information. The post Alma M. Stibolt appeared first on The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

  • Brighton

    Martha Kimball Boynton 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Brighton,MA

    Martha Ann Boynton, 84, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Brighton, MA after a long illness. Martha was born in Laconia, NH on May 16, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Helen C. Conway. She is survived by one son, Stuart M. Kimball, Jr. of Brighton and his wife Michelle. Martha was predeceased by her first husband Stuart M. Kimball, Sr. and her son David G. Kimball who both passed away in 1973 as well as her second husband, Donald Boynton in 1990 and her daughter, Leah J. Kimball in 2006. Martha was a loving mother, a kind and trusted friend, and a surprisingly good ice…

  • Canton

    Marie C. Leary 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Canton,MA

    Marie C. Leary (Henriksen) age 79 of Canton passed away unexpectedly at April 28th. Born in Norwood she was raised in Canton, graduated from Canton High School Class of 1956 and was a lifelong resident of Canton. She worked as a Waitress for many years at the Red Coach Grill in Norwood and at the 99 in Walpole before retiring. She was an active participant in the Canton Women’s Softball League, and avid bowler, enjoyed playing cribbage and playing the slots at Twin River Casino. Marie was also a volunteer for FISH in Canton and worked at the Voting locations for the Canton Town Clerk’s Office during elections. Beloved wife…

  • Fall River

    Donald M. Devlin

    Donald M. Devlin August 31, 1963 – April 27, 2018 Donald M. Devlin, 54, of Fall River, husband of Maria (Chaves) Devlin, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. An Arm… View Details

  • Fall River

    Miguel A. Orta Pacheco 4/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER… Miguel A. Orta Pacheco, 77, of Fall River passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Miguel Orta and Herminia Pacheco and had lived in Fall River for the past 7 years. Mr. Orta Pacheco enjoyed playing Dominos. Survivors include his daughters: Wanda Orta of Puerto Rico, Joyce Orta of New York, Angelina Orta of Fall River, Joselyn Torres of Fall River & Ann Lee Irrizary of Puerto Rico; his sons: Luis Orta of New York, Miguel Orta of Puerto Rico & Angel Orta of Fall River; his sisters: Miriam Sanchez…

  • Franklin

    Eva M. Brown 4/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA

    Eva M. (Czar) Brown 78, of Franklin, died Sunday April 29, 2018 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, following an illness. She was the beloved wife of Bruce Brown. Services are pending at this time and a complete obituary will follow.

  • Lawrence

    Helen May Duley

    Andover MA – Helen May Duley, 87, of Bowling Green, formally of Santa Maria, Calif., entered into rest Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky. She was a daughter of the late Wallace and Martha Miller Ferris and her…

  • Lawrence

    Umberto Capuano

    Windham, NH – Umberto Capuano, 84, of Windham, N.H., died Saturday at his home. Umberto was born in Castel San Giorgio, Italy. He grew up and was educated in Italy and was a member of the Italian Army, where he was a sharp shooter. He came to the…

  • Lawrence

    Harry A. Augevich

    Lawrence – Harry A. Augevich, 80, longtime resident of Lawrence, passed away surrounded by his devoted family on April 28, 2018, at Lowell General Hospital after a long illness. Harry was born August 27, 1937, to the late Anthony and Marion…

  • Lawrence

    Marie P. (Romanous) Cottone

    Lawrence – Marie P. Cottone (nee Romanous) was called to meet her Lord on April 27, 2018, after a long illness. Born March 17, 1921, she graduated from Lawrence High School, the class of 1939. She married Anthony J. Cottone, deceased 1984. She was…

  • New Bedford

    Luis F. Bilhano 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    New Bedford – On Saturday, April 28th, Luis F. Bilhano of New Bedford passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. The beloved husband of Irene Pata Bilhano, Luis was born in Cova, Figueira da Foz, Portugal on March 14, 1938. He was the son of the late Leonor Marques Fidalgo and Jose Bilhano; brother to the late Manuel Fidalgo Bilhano; and grandfather of the late Anita Fidalgo. At the age of 16 Luis started his journey at sea. He travelled to many beautiful locations, and for nearly 50 years, dedicated his career to commercial fishing. Following retirement, Luis spent much of his time with friends at The United…

  • New Bedford

    Edmund E. Shannon 4/26/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Edmund E. Shannon, 59, of New Bedford died unexpectedly Thursday, April 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in New Bedford, son of Robert and Loretta “Honey” ( ) Shannon, he lived in New Bedford for all of his life. Edmund was the founder of Shannon Construction, which he had operated for over 30 years. He had a giving heart and was involved with both the Fresh Air Children and Paint Your Heart Out programs. Edmund enjoyed motorcycles, sports cars, spending time with his family. He also had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and joking. He is survived by his parents; three children, Ricky, Tiffany, and Edmund…

  • Plymouth

    Bonnie Emami 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Plymouth,MA

    Bonnie (Bossart) Emami, age 73, of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Mohsen Emami, her son, Ebrahim “Jeb” William Emami and his wife, Lindsey of Springfield, VA and her grandsons, Lucas and Spencer Emami. She also leaves her sister, Barbara Alcorn of La Jolla, CA and her brother, Stephen William Bossart of Edwards, CO. Bonnie was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Hamden, CT and graduated from Cornell University where she was a proud member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Her early career in advertising started in New York City where she lived…

  • Roslindale

    Josephine Falcione 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Roslindale,MA

    FALCIONE, Josephine (Ballotta) – of Roslindale, April 28 beloved wife of the late Nicholas Falcione and devoted mother of Lee Blasi, Joseph Falcione and Rosanne Mayer all of Roslindale and Mark Falcione of Hyde Park. Sister of the late Paul Ballotta and Francis Levasseur. Loving grandmother of Daniel Falcione, Nicole Blasi, Michael Blasi, Adam Falcione, Matthew Falcione, Joseph Falcione and Christine and Lisa Falcione. Great Grandmother of Syndey and Madelyn Falcione. Adam and Nicolas Falcione. Loving aunt of Mary Falcione, Robbie Falcione, Joanne Mouradian and Barbara Sullivan and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday May 3, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. from the Joseph Russo Funeral Home 814 American Legion…

  • Tewksbury

    Raymond P. Vachon 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Tewksbury,MA / Stoneham,MA / Methuen,MA

    Raymond P. Vachon Retired Nestle Foods Sales Representative TEWKSBURY: Raymond P. Vachon, age 91, a resident of Tewksbury for 55 years, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Ray was born in Berlin, NH in 1926 in a close-knit community, speaking fluent french and attending local schools. He was called to duty to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then attended Boston University and started his 50-year career as a sales representative for Nestle Foods. It was during that time that he met “the love of his life”, Mona (Soucy) Vachon, with whom he celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in November. He…

  • Wakefield

    Frank G. Giovanangelo 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Wakefield,MA / North Reading,MA / Saugus,MA / Belmont,MA / Sandown,NH

    Frank G. Giovanangelo, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, passed away peacefully at his home, on Saturday, April 28th. He was 84. Born in Somerville, and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Raphaela (Mechino) Giovanangelo. After graduating from high school in 1951, Frank enlisted into the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. Frank was honorably discharged on September 15, 1956. Following the service, Frank worked for Polaroid until his retirement in 1998. In his spare time, Frank was a photographer and enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He loved to travel, and some…

  • Waltham

    Caterina Simeone 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Quincy,MA / Waltham,MA / Malden,MA / Sudbury,MA

    Caterina (Ciampa) Simeone of Quincy, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86. Born and raised in Montefalcione, Avellino, Italy, the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Carmela (Cataldo) Ciampa. She moved to Argentina with her family in 1952 before settling in Boston in 1965. She lived in Quincy for many years. Caterina worked as a baker in the John Hancock Building before her retirement. A devoted wife, sister and loving aunt, Caterina loved time with her family and delighted in preparing meals and sharing holidays with her family and friends. The beloved wife of the late Candelario A. Simeone, she was a devoted sister…

  • Cape Cod

    Gary Richard Rountree

    WEST BARNSTABLE – Gary Richard Rountree, 63 of West Barnstable, formerly of Plymouth and South Yarmouth, passed away peacefully April 27th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.Gary was born in Memphis Tennessee on October 11, 1954. The son of the late Barbara and Clement Rountree.  A graduate of Boston Trade High School.  He was the founder and CEO of Rountree Associates and Miracle Financial, working alongside his brother Brian for many years, he accomplished much […]

  • Cape Cod

    Louise Page Kastner

    LAKE OSWEGO, OR – Louise Page Kastner, wife of Donald E. Kastner of Dorset, VT, died peacefully at age 94, in Lake Oswego, OR, on April 20, 2018. She was the daughter of Blinn Stevens Page and Carlotta Splane Page, born in Detroit, MI, the sister of the late William and Anne Page. She attended Grosse Pointe schools and the Notre Dame des Oiseaux in Paris, Vassar College, and graduated from Wells College. She worked in the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department until her marriage in […]