• Fall River

    Evelyn “Rose Bud” Benoit 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER… Evelyn “Rose Bud” Benoit, 91, of Fall River passed away August 24, 2018 at St. Anne’s Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Omer Wilfred Benoit and Clara Giltta. She had been a lifelong resident of the Fall River area. Ms. Benoit was a lovable person who enjoyed singing karaoke and was known for wearing white. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A service will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are entrusted to South Coast Funeral Home, 1555 Pleasant St. Fall River, MA. Donations towards Rose Bud’s services can be made directly to the funeral home.

  • Groton,  Littleton

    Nancy Gail Nelson

      Nancy Gail Nelson July 15, 1941 – August 25, 2018 Nancy Gail Nelson age 77 of Groton passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on July 15, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Joel Melvin Nelson and Irmgard Lenore Alice Nelson. She had a passion for books and knowledge, a quick wit, and was well versed in art, philosphy and world cultures. In her youth, she studied ballet, volunteered time in the hospitals to provide emotional…  

  • Groton,  Littleton

    Janet Dale Teresko

      Janet Dale Teresko April 20, 1944 – August 26, 2018 Janet Teresko, age 74, died peacefully at her home in Harvard on Saturday evening, August 25, 2018 after a brief illness. Janet (she preferred to be called Jan) was born in Calumet City, a suburb of Chicago, IL on April 20, 1944 the daughter of the late Alexander and Josephine (Smagacz) Teresko. Raised and early educated in the Calumet City area, Jan enrolled and graduated from Creighton University in Nebraska. She later earned a Mast…

  • Mattapan

    Carmen DeCosta Jerome 8/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Mattapan,MA

    Carmen Justina DeCosta-Jerome was born on June 20, 1947 in the district of Harry Watch, Manchester, Jamaica. She was the daughter of the late Ina and Herbert Smith. She attended the Harry Watch All Age School and after graduating, Carmen stayed at home where she was dedicated to caring and assisting her parents and younger siblings. Shortly after arriving to Boston, Massachusetts, Carmen worked as an Assembler with Atlas Engineering Company. To continue her career path, Carmen worked as an Aide with Walter Lee Fernald State School where she obtained her Nursing Aide Certificate. After 33 years of attending and caring for clients, she retired in 2016. Education was extremely…

  • New Bedford

    Marjorie E. Miller 8/26/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Marjorie E. (Castino) Miller, 92, of New Bedford passed away August 26, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold M. Miller. They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Emerson B. and Gertrude M. (Lawrence) Castino, she lived in New Bedford most of her life. Marjorie was fond of children and animals. In addition to raising her own six children, she cared for several children of family members. Her home always included a couple of four-legged creatures. Her door was always open for family and friends to gather around the kitchen table for coffee and…

  • New Bedford

    Manuel Afonso 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Manuel Afonso died on August 28th, 2018 at Brandon Woods Nursing Home in New Bedford, MA. He died peacefully after a long illness and surrounded by his loving family. Manuel is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Luisa (Alves) Afonso. He was the son of the late Joao Afonso and Maria Joaquina Pereira from Fervidelas, Montalegre, Portugal. Manuel was born on October 19th, 1932 in Fervidelas, Montalegre, Portugal. He leaves his daughter Susana (Afonso) Brum and her husband Steven Brum of New Bedford, daughter Maria Rosa Afonso of Mansfield and son Joao Paulo Afonso and his wife Erica Caron-Afonso of New Bedford. He was predeceased by his infant…

  • New Bedford

    Loretta A. Bourque 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Loretta A. (Marinelli) Bourque, 98, of New Bedford passed away in the arms of her loving daughter on Tuesday August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Albert L. Bourque. A daughter of the late Carmine and Grace (Donato) Marinelli, she was a lifelong resident of the South End of New Bedford, where she was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church. She graduated with honors from New Bedford High School in 1938. Mrs. Bourque was formerly employed as an office supervisor at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School until her retirement in 1980. She was active…

  • Salem

    James Edward Marraffa

    James Edward Marraffa Send Flowers March 24, 1978 – August 20, 2018 James Edward Marraffa – Born in Salem, MA, March 24, 1978, James Marraffa peacefully passed away in his sleep August 20, 2018. James is a View full obituary

  • Salem

    Ch (Col) Arnold Duane Westfield

    Ch (Col) Arnold Duane Westfield October 25, 1933 – August 28, 2018 Salem, MA – Ch (Col) Arnold Duane Westfield, age 84, passed away August 28, 2018 surrounded by family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in View full obituary

  • Taunton

    Thomas Clifford 8/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Taunton,MA

    Thomas T. Clifford, 93, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018, after a long and full life. Born in Fall River on December 31, 1924 to John P. Clifford, a firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1926, and Dorothy E. (Lafferty) Clifford, Tom started out as the youngest of five children and ultimately became the beloved patriarch of a large, multigenerational clan. During World War II, Tom went directly from BMC Durfee High School to the Pacific Theater, where he proudly served his country on the USS Stembel. He came home, went to work at the former Montaup Electric Company in Somerset, and met a girl named…

  • West Roxbury

    Susan M. Madden 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA

    MADDEN, Susan M. Of Westwood formerly of West Roxbury, August 29, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late John and Madelyn (McGarry) Madden. Visitation at the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 9:30-11:15am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa’s Church, West Roxbury at 11:30am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Complete notice to follow.

  • Westwood

    Julianne McCabe 8/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Roslindale,MA / West Roxbury,MA / Millis,MA / Walpole,MA / Boston,MA / Westwood,MA / Bristole,RI

    Julianne McCabe, Age 26, of Roslindale, passed away suddenly, in her home on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Beloved mother of Michael McCabe. Loving daughter of Michael McCabe of Roslindale. Devoted sister of Katelyn of Roslindale and Tracey of Bristol, RI. Julianne is also survived by her Nana Dorothy McCabe of West Roxbury, Aunts Janet O’Keefe of Millis, Karen Kelley of Walpole and her uncle John McCabe of Westwood. Julianne was a bright and intelligent mentor to many. She was a High School graduate of College Bound, a teacher and college student at Bunker Hill Community College. Her laughter and love will never be forgotten, she will always be remembered by…

  • New Bedford

    Loretta A. Bourque, 98

    NEW BEDFORD — Loretta A. (Marinelli) Bourque, 98, of New Bedford passed away in the arms of her loving daughter on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Albert L. Bourque.A daughter of the late Carmine and Grace (Donato) Marinelli, she was a lifelong resident of the South End of New Bedford, where she was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church. She graduated with honors from New Bedford High School in 1938. […]

  • New Bedford

    Maria R. Morgado, 91

    NEW BEDFORD — Maria R. (Pimental) Morgado, 91, of New Bedford, died Monday, August 27, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital following a brief illness with her last days spent in New Hampshire with her loving family.She was the widow of Francisco Morgado and daughter of the late Mariano and Maria Clara (Brum) Pimental.Born in Rosario de Lagoa, St. Michael, Azores, she immigrated with her family to New Bedford in 1968. Mrs. Morgado was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Mount […]

  • New Bedford

    Manuel Afonso, 85

    NEW BEDFORD — Manuel Afonso died on August 28, 2018 at Brandon Woods Nursing Home in New Bedford, MA. He died peacefully after a long illness and surrounded by his loving family. Manuel is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Luisa (Alves) Afonso. He was the son of the late Joao Afonso and Maria Joaquina Pereira from Fervidelas, Montalegre, Portugal. Manuel was born on October 19th, 1932 in Fervidelas, Montalegre, Portugal.He leaves his daughter Susana (Afonso) Brum and […]

  • New Bedford

    Setelvio Mota, 82

    NEW BEDFORD – Setelvio “Steve” Mota, 82, of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday August 28, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Eduarda (Franco) Mota and son of the late Gilberto Medeiros Paiva and Lucinda (Carvalho) Paiva. He was born in St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford since 1965.Steve was a communicant of St. Joseph – St. Therese Church. He was employed as a machine operator at Titleist until his retirement.Survivors include his wife; his son Robert Steven […]

  • New Bedford

    Nancy M. Barry, 66

    ACUSHNET — Nancy M. (Inserra) Barry, 66, of Acushnet died August 26, 2018 peacefully at home after a long illness. She was the wife of Michael Barry.Born in Roxbury, MA, the daughter of the late Louis V. Inserra, Jr. and Angela J. (Damigella) Inserra, she was raised in Medford and lived in Wilmington before moving to Acushnet in 2001.She enjoyed decorating her home, gardening, going to the gym and animals.Survivors include her husband; a sister, Linda Inserra and […]

  • New Bedford

    Judith A. Lenling

    NEW BEDFORD — Judith Ann (Hipolito) Lenling, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in her residence after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Lawrence Lenling to whom she had been happily married for 56 years.Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Ward) Hipolito, she was a lifelong New Bedford resident. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and worked serving the public her entire life, […]

  • Andover

    Andover – Mr. Gregory S. Gryll…

    Andover – Mr. Gregory S. Gryllakis, a resident of Andover, and beloved husband of Sarah P. Meier, passed away, suddenly, in North Carolina. He was 48 years old. Greg was born in San Francisco, the beloved son of Manos and his wife Irene Gryllakis of Crete, and the late Stella Prenares. Greg was raised in Lexington and was a cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, class of 1993. He earned his MBA from Suffolk University. Greg had been employed as an Equity Trader for Fidelity for many years. With a warm, welcoming, and outgoing personality, Greg was loved by all who knew him. He was a man who embodied the…

  • Andover

    ANDOVER – Vera (Hagopian) Konj…

    ANDOVER – Vera (Hagopian) Konjoian of Andover, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 22, 1929, daughter of Peter and Julia Hagopian, who owned a farm on Chandler Road in West Andover where Vera was born. As a child, Vera and her sisters worked effortlessly on the farm alongside her parents growing and nurturing flowers, plants and vegetables. In 1948, Vera married Michael Konjoian, and together they built their first greenhouse and created a thriving flower business whose reputation achieved national recognition. Vera and her husband raised three sons, David, Peter, and Michael. The environment they created drew all…

  • Andover

    Wareham, MA – Edward J. Donahu…

    Wareham, MA – Edward J. Donahue Jr., of Wareham, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning, August 17, 2018, in his home, after a long illness at the age of 75. Born on June 24, 1943, in Everett; son of the late Edward J. Donahue Sr. and Ruth (Collins) Donahue, Ed was raised in North Andover and had resided in Andover, Mass., and Salem, N.H., for many years before moving to Wareham, Massachusetts, 20 years ago. A graduate of North Andover High School, Ed continued his education at the Newman School, a preparatory school in Boston. Ed worked in the family business at Andover Country Club for many…

  • Andover

    Andover, MA – After an almost …

    Andover, MA – After an almost two-year battle with cancer, Robert S. Weldin, Jr. died peacefully on July 2, 2018, at Kaplan House hospice in Danvers. Bob was born in Wilmington, Del., to Robert and June Weldin. After graduating high school as valedictorian in 1977, Bob put himself through undergrad and graduate school at the University of Delaware in Newark and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He earned a Bachelor’s and two Master’s in economics and was one dissertation shy of a PhD. He met Carol Jamback Weldin in 1986 and married her in 1988. Bob and Carol had a happy marriage, and would have celebrated their thirtieth wedding…

  • Haverhill

    Exeter,NH – James Fitzpatrick,…

    Exeter,NH – James Fitzpatrick, 86, of Hampton, N.H., passed peacefully on July 30, 2018. He was born on April 13, 1932, and raised in Haverhill and was the son of John B. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Marguerite Fitzpatrick. He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Margaret Beauchesne. He leaves a daughter, Honour Fitzpatrick and granddaughters Kristen and Sarah. He is survived by a sister, Marguerite Petrillo of Methuen, and sisters in law Jeanette of Haverhill and Katherine of Plaistow, and Antonette of Rockland. Brother to the late Mary Kennedy of Haverhill, John of Haverhill, Joseph of Plaistow, and Edmund of Rockland. After…

  • Newburyport

    Groveland – Frederick W. Grant…

    Groveland – Frederick W. Grant, 84, longtime Groveland and Merrimac resident, died Sunday afternoon, August 26, 2018 at Beverly Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Merrimac, January 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Elmer T. and Eva B. (Dow) Grant and had attended Merrimac Schools. He entered the military three weeks before his 18th birthday, proudly serving with the United States Navy during the Korean War from December 17, 1951 until his honorable discharge on October 20, 1954. After his military service he went to work at Western Electric as a layout operator, remaining with them throughout their expanded business changes and retired from Lucent Technologies…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Evelyn C. (South…

    Newburyport – Evelyn C. (Southwell) Webber, age 95, entered into eternal rest in the loving presence of her daughter and granddaughter on August 25, 2018. Born in Newburyport on February 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George L. Southwell and Florence M. (MacLean) Hawkes, and devoted step-daughter of the late William E. Hawkes. She graduated from Newburyport High School with the Class of 1940. Evelyn’s first job out of high school was at Towle Manufacturing, then moved on to Chase Shawmut in Newburyport where she was the company stenographer. After retiring, she worked with her daughter, Anita, in her Bridal Shop, but her greatest love was working…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Mr. John W. Duffill,…

    Danvers – Mr. John W. Duffill, Jr. a retired Danvers Firefighter passed away August 28, 2018. John was on the Danvers Fire Department for 39 years and was very proud to be a Firefighter. Born in Medford on August 31, 1937, he was the son of the late John W. Duffill, Sr. and F. Virginia Duffill. John lived his entire life in Danvers, graduating from Holten High School, Class of 1955. He leaves his devoted wife of 56 years Elizabeth Cunningham Duffill, his devoted daughter, Kimberly Duffill Merry and her husband George Merry and their sons; George Howard Merry and Peter John Merry, his devoted son, John W. Duffill, III…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Violet V. (Lobao) Ne…

    Peabody – Violet V. (Lobao) Newey, 91, of Concord and formerly of Peabody, died Tuesday morning at the Care One at Concord following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Norman Newey. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Chaves) Lobao. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1942. She continued her education and received her Associate degree from Burdette College. Violet taught kindergarten at Gardner Park for years and later worked as a bookkeeper for Peabody and Brown law firm in Boston for many years before retiring in 1991.…

  • Salem

    Salem – Ch (Col) Arnold Duane …

    Salem – Ch (Col) Arnold Duane Westfield, age 84, passed away August 28, 2018 surrounded by family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA following a lengthy illness. Born October 25, 1933 in Superior, Wisconsin, Arnold was the son of the late Arnold and Florence (Aho) Westfield. Ch (Col) Westfield was a Lutheran Minister and Chaplain in the United States Army for 34 years. He entered service in 1957 and retired in 1991, while holding the rank of Colonel. He later became a professor at Endicott College in Beverly and taught Philosophy, Marriage & Family and Religion. Ch (Col) Westfield is survived by his loving wife, Loan Thu…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Mrs. Mary Ellen (Whe…

    Danvers – Mrs. Mary Ellen (Whearty) Mullins 89, beloved wife of the late John G. Mullins who passed away in 1994, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Mary L. (O’Meara) Whearty. She was a graduate of Salem High School and Framingham State University, Class of 1950. She furthered education at Simmons College. A teacher for many years, she taught for many years at Masconomet High School and she retired from the City of Salem School System. Mary Ellen is…

  • Newton

    Florence (Harpel) Kahn

    Florence (Harpel) Kahn, of Canton, formerly of Sharon, on August 29, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Sidney H. Kahn. Devoted mother of Earle Kahn and Michael Kahn and his wife Sharon. Cherished grandmother of Sara Goggin and her husband Dave and Ricky Kahn. Loving great-grandmother of Emma and Abby. Dear sister of the late Aaron Harpel, Anne Schneider, Ruthie Paige, and Marty Harpel. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon (gather at administration building), Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm. Memorial observance will be held at Orchard Cove, 1 Del Pond Dr., Canton, MA, Thursday 3-5 pm, continuing at the home of Michael and Sharon…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Shirley Sullivan

    Shirley (Beaucaire) Sullivan died on Monday, August 20, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born on Martha’s Vineyard on Oct. 29, 1938, to Edmond (Frenchy) and Beatrice Beaucaire. Shirley attended Tisbury High School, was active in the glee club, and was the homecoming queen and senior class president. Shirley was married for 55 years to Joseph Sullivan of Oro Valley, Ariz. They raised their five children, Edmund, Shirley, Sean, Sharon, and Sheryl in Shelton, Conn. Shirley was a mom to everyone on the street where they lived, with enough love for anyone who came in the door. Shirley’s love for children overflowed to four different foster children over a…

  • Southbridge

    John “Big John” Williams of Fitchburg, CT, November 11, 1973 – August 23, 2018

    Fitchburg: John (Big John) R. Williams, 44, went home to the Lord on August 23, after being stricken ill. He leaves his mother Brenda (Williams) Wynkoop of Waterbury Ct. two sisters Marjorie Williams and Lee E. Williams both of Waterbury, CT, brother Jamison Burrus of Springfield, MA. nephews, Matthew Williams of Waterbury, Lance Williams of Israel   Luke Williams of Waterbury CT. his close friends since high school Jennifer Houston and her husband Mark of Fitchburg, Torchie Nowell of Waterbury, Fantisha Brown of Waterbury, Turk Edwards of Queens, NY, a Godson Sean John Houston of Fitchburg. He also leaves being many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    James J Pratt

    GARDNER- James J. Pratt, Sr., 63, of Gardner, died Monday, August 27, in the VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, after an illness. James was born March 25, 1955, in Gardner, son of the late Joseph and Gloria (Gerrard) Pratt. He attended Gardner and Templeton schools. James served in the U.S. Army. He was an independent truck driver for many years. James was a talented handy-man and mechanic, coming to the aid of anyone who needed help. He leaves his son, James J. Pratt, Jr. and his wife, Miranda of Athol; his grandchildren, Noah, Dawson, and Breanna; his siblings, Robert Pratt and his wife, Doris of Gardner, Sandra Prouty and her…