• Bedford

    Donald M. Brown

    Donald M. Brown June 20, 1925 – June 29, 2018 Visitation at the Bedford Funeral Home on Friday, July 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.Funeral Service at the funeral home, Saturday, July 7, at 9:00 View full obituary

  • Fall River

    Janet Dootson 6/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    Janet (Bettencourt) Dootson, age 87, of Fall River, passed away on Saturday June 30, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Westell Dootson, and daughter of the late Americo and Alice (Rogers) Bettencourt. Janet was the best wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt anyone could ever ask for. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter; Gail Stroker (husband Jeffrey), daughter-in-law; Susan Dootson, sisters; Alice Sa, and Theresa Warhall, grandchildren; Neil Dootson, Stephanie Costa (husband Paul), and Gabriel Zabatta, great grandchildren; Hayleigh, Serina, and Zoey, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Donald Dootson, and sister of the late…

  • Groton,  Littleton

    Stephen “Steve” Ofsthun

      Stephen “Steve” Ofsthun October 28, 1957 – June 21, 2018 Stephen “Steve” Ofsthun of Littleton, passed away at Mass General Hospital on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was the loving husband of Christine (Pettersson) Ofsthun. Born on October 28, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Stanley and Mary Ofsthun. He spent his early years growing up in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York. After setting school records in high and low hurdles on the track team, Steve graduated the Maryvale High…  

  • Chicopee,  Holyoke

    Mary A Morin

    View Mary A Morin MARY A. (BROOKSBANK) MORIN 1924-2018 CHICOPEE- Mary A. Morin, 93, of Chicopee, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on July 31, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Sloan) Brooksbank. She married the late Henry Morin on June 29, 1946. In her younger years, Mary enjoyed riding motorcycles and camping with her husband. She was also fond of horseback riding and ice skating. Mary was artistic; she often……

  • Lawrence

    Mr. Andrew D. “Andy” Ferrier

    Sandown, formerly of Andover – Mr. Andrew D. “Andy” Ferrier, a resident of Sandown, N.H., formerly of Andover and beloved son of William A. Ferrier and Nancy A. (Plummer) Ferrier and her partnerJoseph Bonenfant passed away, suddenly, on Sunday,…

  • Lawrence

    Linda Dallaire

    Bradford – Linda M. (Clay) Dallaire, 72, of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, June 26 at her residence. She was born in Haverhill on May 23, 1946, daughter of the late Linwood S. and Isabelle (Homan) Clay, Jr. Linda was educated in Haverhill,…

  • Lawrence

    Leon Wilde

    Andover – Leon Graves Wilde, 92, of Andover, died Tuesday June 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in North Andover, to the late Samuel Herbert Wilde and Susan Ann (Graves) Wilde. Leon was a graduate of Phillips Academy and…

  • Lawrence

    Michael P. Kelley

    Andover – Michael P. Kelley, a resident of Andover, and beloved son of Charles G. and Kathy F. (Smith) Kelley, passed away on June 14, 2018. He was 38 years old. Michael was born in 1980. He attended St. Augustine’s School and graduated from…

  • Lawrence

    Deacon Daniel Dunn

    Gloucester – Reverend Mr. Daniel A. Dunn, 80, of Gloucester peacefully passed away at home, unexpectedly, on Thursday morning, June 28, 2018. He was the loving husband of Nana J. (Garvin) Dunn for 56 years. Dan was a deacon of the Holy Family…

  • Lexington

    Glen Peterson

    Glen Peterson June 29, 2018 Peterson, Glen W. 86, of Bedford, formerly of Lexington, June 29, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Jean M. Peterson (Huggare). Father of David G. View full obituary

  • Mattapoisett

    Florence R. Vossahlik 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Mattapoisett,MA

    Florence R. (Dexter) Vossahlik, 78, of Mattapoisett died June 28, 2018 peacefully at Forestview Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice (Vossahlik) Dexter, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She was formerly employed as a hairdresser. Ms. Vossahlik was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Kinyon-Campbell Business School, IBM School and LaBaron Hair Academy. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, drawing and playing cribbage. Survivors include 3 sons, David Rogers of Onset, Robert Rogers of Mattapoisett and Michael Rogers and his wife Pamela of Plymouth; a daughter, Diane Merlo of Mattapoisett; a brother, John Dexter of Marstons Mills; 3 sisters,…

  • New Bedford

    Marcel A. Loranger 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Marcel A. Loranger, 84, of New Bedford passed away on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a courageous battle with Leukemia. He deeply loved his wife of 62 years, Janet M. (Liarikos) Loranger; his children, Lynn J. Frates and her husband Richard, and Lisa J. Loranger; his grandchildren, Richard J. Frates III, and Thomas Frates and his wife Melanie; and his faithful canine companion, Dexter. He is also survived by his brother, Gilbert Loranger and his wife Joyce; his sister-in-law, Barbara Loranger; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Loranger, his parents, Albert J. and Yvonne (Becotte) Loranger, and…

  • New Bedford

    Maria A. Padilla 6/30/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    New Bedford – Maria A. (Vizinho) Padilla, age 45, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Ma. She was the wife of the late Eliecer “Eddie” Padilla who passed away in 2013 and daughter of Maria Adelaide (silva) and Angelo Vizinho of St Michael, Azores. Maria was born in Ponta Delgada, St. Michael, Azores and had worked as a Inspector at millstone Medical in Fall River. She is survived by her children Brandon Eliecer Padilla and Aaliyah Marie Padilla both of New Bedfords, grandson Brayson Padilla, her siblings Nancy Tavares, Maria Vizinho, Angelo Vizinho, Ana Franco, Norberto Vizinho and Sherri Vizinho. Mother in law Fernanda…

  • Pembroke

    Lucille D. Mastrogiacomo 6/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Zephyrhills,FL / Pembroke,MA

    Lucille D. (Fisichella) Mastrogiacomo age 77 of Zephyrhills, Florida died Saturday June 30, 2018 at the home of her daughter under the care of hospice. She was the devoted wife of Anthony E. Mastrogiacomo for 60 years. Lucille was born and raised in Boston a daughter of the late Dominic and Dorothy (Zizzo) Fisichella and had lived in Brockton for 35 years before moving to Florida 12 years ago. A graduate of Boston Girls High School, Lucille had worked at the Gillette Co. in South Boston for 11 years before retiring in 2005. In her free time Lucille enjoyed gardening, cooking arts & crafts and charitable work. She will be…

  • Spencer

    Edwin F. Johnson 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Spencer,MA

    SPENCER; Edwin F. Johnson, 81, of 4 South St., died Friday, June 29 at his home after an illness. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Winifred J. (Early) Johnson, two sons; Wayne Johnson and his wife Michele of Dudley, Eric Johnson and his wife Valerie of Bothell, WA, four daughters; Patricia Cline and her husband Michael of Iowa, Lana Hudon and her husband Ronald of Oxford, Holly Collette and her husband Kenneth of Spencer, Becky Johnson of No. Providence, RI, a brother, Paul Johnson and his wife Eleanor of Spencer, a sister, Nancy Johnson of Spencer, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Pamela Johnson of Millbury. He was…

  • Watertown

    Rose Garabedian

    View Rose Garabedian   A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday July 6, 2018 at 11 am in St. James Armenian Church, Watertown for Rose (Mooradian) Garabedian. Mrs. Garabedian, a daughter of the late Minus and Mary Mooradian, passed away in a Hospice Home early on Saturday morning, June 30th, 2018. Rose was 93. Rose was born and grew up in Watertown, after finishing school, she continued her education.  Rose enjoyed cooking, the lake in Maine, her grandchildren and…   A …

  • West Roxbury

    Cynthia A. (Carpenter) Graham 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA

    GRAHAM Cynthia A. (Carpenter) Longtime resident of West Roxbury formerly of Vermont passed away on June 29, 2018. Devoted mother of Michelle Wilkosky and her partner Peter Carroll of Dedham, and Mark Graham of West Roxbury. Loving grandmother of Katelyn Wilkosky of Dedham. Sister of the late Mary Lou Carpenter, Eleanor Garland, and Janet O’Keefe. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the P.E. Murray – F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Monday, July 2nd from 4-7pm. Funeral Service in the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 3rd at 12noon. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be…

  • Worcester County

    Joanne C. Morrissey 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Worcester – Joanne C. (Karbowski) Morrissey, 84, of Worcester passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Christopher House, Worcester. Her husband Robert D. “Butch” Morrissey died in 2003. She is survived by her children, Mary Therese Morrissey of Evanston, IL, Carroll M. Primomo and her husband Gene of Delmar, NY, Thomas F. Morrissey and Sue Morello of Barre, Patricia Morrissey of Maine and Bernadette M. Golas and her husband Steven of Boylston; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Tricia and Michelle all of Delmar, NY and Brittany of Boylston; one great grandchild, Roselyn Mae; a sister Charlotte Shilalie of Manchester, NH and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings…

  • Worcester County

    Rita J. Gervais 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Worcester – Rita J. Gervais, 92, of Worcester died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Worcester a daughter of Eugene and Florida Gervais, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She leaves two nieces, Nancy M. Gervais of Worcester and Theresa Milkman of Brookfield; two nephews, Norman Forgit of Hanson and John Forgit of Shoreham, VT; several cousins and friends who became her extended family. She was predeceased by her brother Eugene Gervais and sister Aileen Forgit. Rita worked at Table Talk Pie Company for thirty years. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church in Worcester. Rita’s family would like to…

  • Worcester County

    George C. Chesna 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA / Auburn,MA

    George C. Chesna, 92, of Auburn and formerly of Worcester died on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Life Care Center of Auburn. His wife Hedwig (Sienawski) Chesna died in 2016. He is survived by his son, Brian Chesna of Waterford, CT., a daughter Pamela (Chesna) Murphy and her husband Michael of Auburn; three granddaughters, Sarah Medeiros and her husband Jonathan, Jenna Murphy and Hannah Murphy, a great-granddaughter, Meryl Medeiros, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by four sisters, Celia Carlson, Mary Capurso, Antoinette Fuller and Julie Klosek. He was born in Worcester a son of Andrew and Celia (Bucinskas) Chesna. Mr. Chesna was a sheet metal worker at Norton Company…

  • Worcester County

    Zigmas B. Dabrila 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Zigmas B. Dabrila, 95, of Worcester, died peacefully on Friday June 29, 2018 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Joanna (Coskie) Dabrila, two daughters, Asta J. Dabrila and her husband Mark Makowski of Dover, NH., and Gita Dabrila Sullivan and her husband Emmett Sullivan of Madison, CT., three grandchildren, Redmond Quinn Sullivan, Aidas Dabrila Sullivan and Eliana Sofia Sullivan, a sister, Aldona Pilipaitiene in Lithuania and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Svajunas Dabrila in 1968 and by two brothers, Jeronimas Vytaustas Dabrila, Vincas Dabrila and by a sister, Leokadia (Liuse Dabrilaite) Stadalninkiene. Zigmas was born and raised in…

  • New Bedford

    Marcel A. Loranger, 84

    NEW BEDFORD — Marcel A. Loranger, 84, of New Bedford passed away on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a courageous battle with Leukemia.He deeply loved his wife of 62 years, Janet M. (Liarikos) Loranger; his children, Lynn J. Frates and her husband Richard, and Lisa J. Loranger; his grandchildren, Richard J. Frates III, and Thomas Frates and his wife Melanie; and his faithful canine companion, Dexter. He is also survived by his brother, Gilbert […]

  • New Bedford

    Alice G. Callaghan, 74

    MIDDLEBORO — Alice G. (Markey) Callaghan, 74, of Middleboro died June 29, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John “Pat” Callaghan. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Elizabeth M. (Allen) Markey, she lived in Mattapoisett and Lakeville before moving to Middleboro in 2017.As the seventh of eight children, Alice cherished the memories of growing up on Bullock Street with her siblings and […]

  • New Bedford

    Alfred J. Leger, 74

    NEW BEDFORD — Alfred J. “Fred” Leger, 74, of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Jeannine (Cassey) Leger with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Alfred J. and Albina (Fortin) Leger, he was a lifelong resident of the city.Mr. Leger was the owner of Alfred J. Leger Painting and Contracting for 34 years, retiring in 2008.He enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing the […]

  • New Bedford

    Normand O. Marceau, 88

    DARTMOUTH — Normand O. Marceau, 88, of Dartmouth, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at The Oaks, New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Doris J. “Dot” (Leduc) Marceau with whom he had shared 52 years of marriage.Mr. Marceau was born in Fall River, son of the late Ovila and Rhea (Harrison) Marceau and had resided in Dartmouth for most of his life. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served his country in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a milkman for […]

  • New Bedford

    Leo J. Ciborowski, 98

    NEW BEDFORD — Leo J. Ciborowski, 98, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Phyllis (Szczech) Ciborowski.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary (Wojcicka) Ciborowski, he lived here all his life. He was employed by the city of New Bedford as Assistant Superintendent of the Park Dept., until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.Mr. Ciborowski was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.He […]

  • New Bedford

    Rebecca M. Monette, 50

    ACUSHNET — Rebecca M. (Brown) Monette, age 50, of Acushnet, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 28, 2018, in her residence. She was the devoted wife of Stephen A. Monette Jr., to whom she had been married for 30 years.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Eric and Peggy (Tower) Brown of Acushnet, she was a graduate of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester and received her Associates degree from Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. […]

  • New Bedford

    Philip C. Fortin, 78

    RAYNHAM — Philip C. Fortin of Raynham died June 22, 2018 in the Morton Hospital in Taunton at the age of 78.Philip was born in New Bedford, son of the late Ruth (Mercier) and Dr. Philip F. Fortin. Phil earned his Masters Degree from Bridgewater State University and was a teacher in the Brockton Public School System for 35 years. He was an avid fisherman, boater and golfer. Phil also enjoyed coaching girls and boys soccer for many years at Brockton High School and Southeastern […]

  • New Bedford

    Nancy E. Forbes, 67

    DARTMOUTH — Nancy Elizabeth (Ator) Forbes, of Wellesley and South Dartmouth, died on April 12 at age 67 following a long battle with cancer.A graduate of Denison University and Northwestern University School of Law, Nancy practiced law for over thirty years as a partner of Ropes & Gray. She was a pioneer from the early days of health care law as a distinct legal discipline, serving in leadership roles in the growth of the American Bar Association’s health law section, […]

  • Cape Cod

    William Carroll, 88

    SANDWICH – William Carroll, 88 of Sandwich Mass, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 and is now reunited with his loving wife and best friend Carolyn. They had been married for 54 years and William (Bill) greatly missed her these past 7 years. Bill always strived to be a positive and determined person with a strong work ethic, a great sense of humor and a competitive nature (especially at cribbage). Bill was truly an inspiration to his family and friends.Bill’s passion was for […]

  • Cape Cod

    Madeline Leahy Groark, 84

    CENTERVILLE – Madeline Leahy Groark, age 84, of Centerville, MA and Naples FL, formerly of Fairfield, CT, died on June 25, 2018 peacefully surrounded by her family in her home.Madeline was born on August 17, 1933 in Fairfield, Connecticut to the late Madeline Cox Leahy Bigham and William Leahy. She was a graduate of Lauralton Hall and the College of New Rochelle. Madeline was married to the late Owen James Groark for over 50 years until he passed in October, 2007.Madeline had a […]

  • Cape Cod

    Kent Hathaway

    FALMOUTH – Kent Hathaway passed unexpectedly June 15, 2018.He was predeceased by both of his parents Francis B. And Jean-Anne E. Hathaway. He leaves behind an older brother James Hathaway of North Falmouth, younger sister Brenda White and two nieces Rhiannon and Elizabeth White of Falmouth.Kent served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy for approx. 5 years serving on the USS Forestall.As an accomplished short order cook, he enjoyed working summers at the Cape Cod Melody Tent […]

  • Lynn

    Sara I. Sowinski, 95

    HAVELOCK, N.C. — Sara (Sally) I. (Thibodeau) Sowinski age 95 died Monday, June 25, 2018 at Cherrypoint Bay Nursing Home in Havelock, North Carolina. Formerly of Lynn, Sally was the daughter of the Late Aurel and Edwidge (Legere) Thibodeau. She was married to the late Edward S. Sowinski. She is preceded in death by her loving daughter Marilyn T. Calvani. She was the sister of the late Reginald and Joseph and Robert Thibodeau, and the sister of the late Ruth Levasseur and Jean Jordan and Peggy McArthur. She is survived by her Son William J. Sowinski and his wife Joan of New Bern, North Carolina. She is also survived by…

  • Lynn

    R. Jean (Foley) Kelly, 92

    LYNN — R. Jean (Foley) Kelly, 92, of Lynn, died peacefully at Putnam Farms Harborcare in Danvers on Thursday, June 28. She will be missed. She was a wonderful Wife and Mother. She spent years at Union Hospital as the receptionist in the Mental Health Dept. and volunteering at her Church and in the Community. She always had a curious mind and was a voracious reader, a talented seamstress, knitter, and baker. She impacted all who shared her path with her compassion and wisdom. Jean was predeceased by her parents and 2 siblings, her husband John J. Kelly and her daughter Nancy Jean Scannell and also leaves her children; Jay…