• Newton

    Yvette Lebow

    age 96, passed peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018, after a short illness. She was a most beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and dear friend to many. She spent her life helping others in various volunteer capacities, especially with the mentally ill and the blind. She spent most of her life on Long Island with her loving husband Irving, and then many years after his death was able to enjoy her eighties in a loving partnership with Al. Her last seven years were spent at the Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton, close to her daughter Jane, son-in-law Robert, granddaughter Greta and husband Matt, and her three great-granddaughters, Gracie, Harper,…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Gay Moore Phillipps Nelson

    Gay Moore Phillipps Nelson died peacefully at Long Hill in Edgartown on May 13, 2018. She grew up in Farmington, Conn., and attended Oxford School and Smith College in the 1950s. A caregiver of children, parents, siblings, friends, and animals, she was a keen observer of people and nature, and loved writing, especially poetry. She lived in New York City after she married Pete Phillipps, and attended a writer’s group which encouraged her to publish her poems. She and Pete had four children: Loch, Christy, Beach, and Ben. The family sailed their 1929 Alden schooner, Voyager, most weekends and summers, and frequently came to the Vineyard, where she had spent…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Frazier Paige Colon

    Frazier Paige Colon, age 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by family in Vineyard Haven on Friday, May 11, 2018, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Frazier was born in Athol on March 28, 1934, to Percy Leland Colon and Katherine Paige Colon. Frazier’s mother loved horses, and had him riding before he was 2 years old; this was the beginning of a lifelong love of horses shared with his mother. In 1953, the two competed in the Woodstock Trail Ride, a two-day 100-mile event in Vermont, where competitors were judged on the condition of both horse and rider. Mother won the lightweight division, and Frazier won the heavyweight…

  • New Bedford

    Paul A. Almeida, 66

     NEW BEDFORD — Paul Anthony Almeida, 66, of New Bedford died Sunday, May 13, 2018 comfortably at home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Pedro A. and Joan M. (Gomes) Almeida, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Paul was an avid swimmer and loved the water. He also enjoyed having cookouts with his family. He is […]

  • New Bedford

    Dorothy A. Hogan, 96

     FAIRHAVEN — Dorothy A. Hogan, 96, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 after a period of declining health. She was a resident of Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven at the time of her death and a prior resident of Autumn Glen in Dartmouth. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late James J. and Margaret M. (Coughlin) Hogan, she lived in New Bedford most of her life. She was a communicant of Saint Lawrence Martyr Church in New Bedford. She was a graduate of […]

  • New Bedford

    Lois R. Curley, 79

     FAIRHAVEN — Lois R. (Martin) Curley, 79, of Fairhaven passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven.Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (O’Gara) Martin, she lived most of her life in New York City and the surrounding area prior to returning to Fairhaven in 2008. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven.Lois was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Fairhaven and she received her […]

  • New Bedford

    Manuel Pinho, 83

     DARTMOUTH — Manuel Pinho, 83, of Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of Marguerite M. (Carrier) Pinho with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John Pinho Sr. and Mary (Nunes) Pinho, he lived most of his life in Dartmouth.Mr. Pinho served in the United States Army, National Guard and Army Reserves.He had worked as a mechanic for […]

  • New Bedford

    Cipriana Lopes, 72

    NEW BEDFORD — Cipriana (de Arede) Lopes, 72, passed away unexpectadly on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of 46 years to Jose N. Lopes.She was born in Prestimo, Agueda, Portugal to the late Antonio and Maria (Arede) De Arede. A communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Formerly employed as a stitcher at local textile shops, until her retirement.Survivors include her husband of New Bedford, a son Danny Lopes of New […]

  • Salem

    Mastic Beach, NY – Jennifer Ni…

    Mastic Beach, NY – Jennifer Nicole Critcher, age 33, of Mastic Beach, N.Y., formerly of Beverly, died suddenly, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at home. Jennifer was born in Cambridge, raised and educated in Beverly. She was a graduate of William Floyd High School in Shirley, N.Y., class of 2003. She had lived on Long Island for the past 14 years. Jennifer was a devoted homemaker whose proudest accomplishment were her three children. She enjoyed supporting them in their activities and celebrating their achievements. Beloved mother of Ava A. Forino, Arianna G. Forino, Vincent C. Forino, and survived by their father, Kenneth Forino, all of Mastic Beach, N.Y. Devoted daughter of…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Walter D. Welsh 79, …

    Beverly – Walter D. Welsh 79, beloved husband of Donna (Coleman) Welsh, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Robert and Alma (Danforth) Welsh. He continued his education earning a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Welsh had been employed for many years as a foreman for the Laborer’s Union Local #609 in Framingham until the time of his retirement. A resident of Beverly for the past 40 years, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Walter Welsh Council in Provincetown. In addition to his wife with whom…

  • Salem

    Beverly – James “Jimmy” Patric…

    Beverly – James “Jimmy” Patrick Murphy, 62, of Beverly, Mass., formally of Marblehead, Mass., died May 11, 2018, at Northeast Arc’s Hale House. Jimmy was born December 27, 1955, in Boston, Mass., to John and Ann (Follett) Murphy of Marblehead, Mass. Jimmy was born with Down Syndrome but that never slowed him down. Jimmy performed detail work under the direction and loving care of Northeast Arc for the past 20 years. Jimmy was always in good spirits and had an infectious laugh. If he wasn’t looking for a refill of his favorite beverage, coffee, he would often be found with his pockets stuffed with his favorite candy, M&M’s. Jimmy is…

  • Salem

    Danvers, MA – Kathleen M. Roy,…

    Danvers, MA – Kathleen M. Roy, age 75, passed away May 7, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Marguerite D. (DuBois) Roy. She was raised in Millis and graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She continued her education, earning a master’s degree from Salem State College. Kathy was an elementary school teacher for 37 years, primarily teaching first grade in Salem, Mass. She was passionate about teaching, forming many close relationships with her students and their parents, before retiring in 2001. Kathy loved…

  • Salem

    Salem – Mr. Fred French, lifel…

    Salem – Mr. Fred French, lifelong resident of Ward 2 in Salem and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, died peacefully at his home on May 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband to the late Fabia (Burridge) French, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage and a lifetime of memories. Fred was born on Derby Street in Salem to the late Doris (Whelpley) Jackson. Fred graduated from Salem High School with the class of 1949 where he was a basketball star and co-captained the team. He loved basketball and continued to play and coach on park and city leagues, and referee for both high school and Merrimack…

  • Wilmington

    Thomas H. McMahon

    Thomas H. McMahon, age 84, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2018. Tom was the beloved husband of Mary P. (Letellier) McMahon, devoted father of Joseph McMahon & his wife Elizabeth, Paul McMahon & his wife Sheila and Nancy McMahon all of Wilmington. Loving Grandfather of Colleen and Erin McMahon, Michael McMahon & his wife Yurie, Sarah Gurry & her husband Jon, MaryBeth McMahon, Jennifer & Thomas Maio and Great-Granddaughter Eleanor Rose Gurry. Cherished son of the late Joseph B. and Anna T. (Coyne) McMahon. Tom is also survived by a large extended family. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Memorial for Doris Gaffney

    A tea in honor of Doris Gaffney, who died on Feb. 23, 2018, will be held at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, May 18, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Windemere’s Recreation Fund. She will be buried in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Fitchburg on May 19. The post Memorial for Doris Gaffney appeared first on The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

  • Vineyard Haven

    Frances Camille Young, D.D.S., M.P.H.

    Dr. Young, a retired board-certified dentist and devoted wife and mother, died peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018, at home in Washington, D.C. She resided in Washington, D.C., for most of her life. She was also a resident of Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Dr. Young earned a bachelor of science degree in Latin and a doctor of dental surgery degree from Howard University. She also received a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Young was dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for the residents of the District of Columbia most in need. She served as a dental officer with the…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Anne Thorstensen

    Anne E. (Vose) Thorstensen, local artist and longtime resident of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard, died peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after an eight-month battle with breast cancer, at the Royal of Cotuit Nursing Home in Mashpee. Born April 6, 1950, at Tobey Hospital, Anne grew up in Falmouth and graduated from Lawrence High School with honors. She was a member of the National Honor Society. A gifted artist, Anne attended Massachusetts College of Art, MIT, and the Museum School of Boston. She studied pottery and ceramics with Harry Hall, an internationally recognized teacher and artist. Anne was gifted in several mediums, including photography and watercolors, and in later years…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Jessie Pennoyer Snyder

    Jessie Pennoyer Snyder, a resident of Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vt., and a former longtime resident of Greenwich, Conn., died peacefully on May 1, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 91 years old. Jessie grew up in Locust Valley, N.Y., the youngest child of Paul G. and Frances T. Pennoyer. Her father was a distinguished New York lawyer, and her grandfather a prominent financier. Jessie attended Greenvale School in Long Island, and was a graduate of St. Mary’s in the Mountains in Bethlehem, N.H., now known as White Mountain School. She received her bachelor of arts in biology from Vassar in 1947. After graduation she worked as a research…

  • Fall River

    Roland P. DeGagne

    Roland P. DeGagne December 15, 1928 – May 13, 2018 Roland P. DeGagne, 89, of Fall River, husband of the late Dolores “Dolly” (Belanger) DeGagne, passed away Sunday, May 13… View Details

  • Groton,  Littleton

    John F. Massapica

      John F. Massapica June 16, 1934 – May 11, 2018 John Frank Massapica age 83 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 at EPOCH Bridges Assisted Living in Westford. He was the loving and devoted husband of 48 years to Barbara Ann (Heppell) Massapica. Born on June 6, 1934 in Everett, MA the son of the late John Angelo Mazzapica and Mary Gertrude Maffei. In 1944 his family moved to Littleton where John graduated from Littleton High School. John enlisted in the United…  

  • Lawrence

    Timothy A. Barry

    Newton, NH – Timothy A. Barry, 70, of Newton, N.H., died peacefully on May 12, 2018, at High Pointe Hospice House, after a recent diagnosis and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lowell, Mass., son of the late Francis Barry Sr., and Jeannette…

  • Lawrence

    Claire G. (Lanouette) Morin

    Andover, MA – Claire G. (Lanouette) Morin, 89, of Andover, died on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the High Pointe House/Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill, surrounded by her family. Claire was born in Southbridge, Mass., the…

  • Malden

    Matheus Gomes Mesquita 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA

    Matheus Gomes Mesquita passed away peacefully on May 9, 2018, after a long illness. He was 22 years old. Matheus was the beloved son of Renata Fernandez Gomes. Visitation will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home 865 Main Street, Malden on Wednesday May 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

  • Natick

    John Topham 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

    FRAMINGHAM: John F. Topham, 65, of Richardson Circle beloved brother of Paul Topham and his wife Jeanne passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 9th in Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to his brother and sister-in-law, John is survived by his nephew, Paul Topham Jr, to whom he was an awesome uncle and godfather. John was the beloved son of Mary P. Topham whom predeceased him in 2008. John was born on December 13, 1952 in Framingham, MA and grew up in Natick. He graduated Natick High School in 1970. John was employed as a mechanic at Wellesley Mazda and previously was employed at Regan & Stapleton Lincoln…

  • Worcester County

    Hector J. Letourneau 5/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Worcester Hector J. Letourneau, 94, of Worcester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 12th with his family by his side in the Saint Francis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Hector is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eveline R. (Madore) Letourneau; two sons, Louis Letourneau and his wife, Kathy of Worcester and Marc Letourneau and his longtime companion, Cheryl Mara of Shrewsbury; four daughters, Jeannine Whittemore of Shrewsbury, Laurette Erickson of Worcester, Claire Boudrieau and her husband, Tim of Jaffrey, NH and Alice Letourneau of Worcester; 1 brother, Leo Letourneau; four sisters, Alice Letourneau, Marie Rose Couture, Gloria Trembley and Anita Burque; 21 grandchildren; 47 great…

  • Cape Cod

    Claire Frances (Mahoney) Dugan

    CENTERVILLE – Claire Frances (Mahoney) Dugan, 84, died peacefully on May 11, 2018, surrounded by her beloved children. Her devoted husband of 63 years, Joseph Richard (Dick), predeceased her by only a few months. There is peace and grace in knowing they are now joyfully reunited.Claire was born at home in Somerville, Massachusetts, on February 5, 1934, the youngest daughter to Mary (Cole) and John Mahoney. Soon after graduating Somerville High School in 1951, Claire met the handsome […]

  • Cape Cod

    Jeanne C. Ferrell

    HYANNIS – Jeanne C. Ferrell, 90, died peacefully with her family on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Bridges by Epoch in Mashpee. She was the beloved wife of the late Oliver Perry Ferrell with whom she shared 30 years of marriage prior to his passing. A resident of Hyannis, she previously lived for many years in Park Ridge, NJ.Born in Boston on January 30, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James and Vera Gillespie. Jeanne was a graduate of Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. After a […]