• Brockton

    Joyce I. Benoit 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA

    Joyce I. Benoit age 75, of Brockton died Thursday August 30, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Brockton, daughter of the late Armand and Jeanette (Alexander) Benoit. A long-time Brockton resident, Joyce was a licensed psychotherapist at The Listening Place of the South Shore. She had received her degree from Lesley College in Cambridge. In addition to her work as a therapist, Joyce worked at Massasoit Community College and she practiced aromatherapy. She enjoyed traveling, biking, taking long walks, yoga and her beloved dachshunds. She had also been a member of the Red Hat Society. Joyce was the mother of Marc MacLaughlin and grandmother of Kyle MacLaughlin.…

  • Canton

    Richard J. “Dick” Dawson 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM Canton,MA

    Richard J. “Dick” Dawson, age 83, passed away August 31st at the Tippett House in Needham surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was raised in Roslindale and spent his summers as a youth in Green Harbor. He graduated from Roslindale High School, attended Boston College and graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He was a Medical Center Specialist for Pfizer Corp for 36 years before retiring. A dedicated father he was active with his three sons having coached both Canton Little League and Canton Youth Hockey. He has lived in Canton for the last 53 years and enjoyed his summers at the family home in Brewster…

  • Chelsea

    Yanira Bello

    Yanira Bello Send Flowers January 16, 1978 – August 30, 2018 At 40 years of age, Yanira passed away suddenly on Thursday August 30th, Born in Boston she grew up in Chelsea and was a beloved View full obituary

  • Dorchester

    Robert J. Burke 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Robert J. Burke, age 73, of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, August 30, 2018 at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Bob was the loving husband of Lynda M. (Powell) (Olcott) Burke. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Rita (Moylan) Burke. Bob was raised in Dorchester, attended St. Ambrose Elementary School and graduated from Charlestown High School. For 33 years he had been employed as a driver for Burke Distributing Company in Randolph, and was a member of Teamsters Local 122. Bob enjoyed time with his family and pets, golfing, Foxwoods and the Saratoga Race Track. He also enjoyed time with his good friends…

  • Fall River

    Artur T. dos Santos

    Artur T. dos Santos July 26, 1918 – August 31, 2018 Artur T. dos Santos, 100, of Fall River, husband of the late Maria de Lurdes (Leal) Santos, passed away Friday, August 3… View Details

  • Fall River

    Fernand R. Clairmont

    Fernand R. Clairmont February 1, 1927 – September 1, 2018 Fernand R. “Fern” Clairmont, 91, of Fall River, husband of the late Cecile A. (Ouellette) Clairmont, passed away Saturda… View Details

  • Franklin

    Ruth M. Bakalars 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA / Bellingham,MA

    Ruth M. Bakalars, 83, a long term resident of Franklin and, more recently, of Bellingham, died peacefully, with her family at her bedside, on Wednesday, August 29th, following a fierce and exhaustive battle with multiple illnesses.. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Bakalars, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, before his passing in 2015. Born August 4, 1935, in Askel, Houghton County Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Matt and Hilia (Moliainen) Tauriainen. She was raised and educated in Houghton County and was Valedictorian of her graduating class at the John A. Doelle High School in Tapiola Michigan. She worked for Look magazine before…

  • Franklin

    Dennis E. Massari 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA / Wrentham,MA

    Dennis E. Massari 68, of Wrentham, died peacefully, Friday August 31, 2018 at the Wrentham Developmental Center, following an illness. Born January 25, 1950, in Milford, a son of the late Edmond J. and Gina A. (Gianardi) Massari, he was a former Franklin resident, before moving to Wrentham, many years ago. Dennis was actively involved at the Wrentham Developmental Center and enjoyed listening to music, a good meal, and day trips with his friends. He is survived by 2 cousins’ Ann Lazzareschi of Cranston, Rhode Island, Marie Kroll of Moorehead, Kentucky, his friends and staff at the center. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday Sept. 4th,…

  • Groton,  Littleton

    Helen Fletcher Priest Trimper

      Helen Fletcher Priest Trimper September 1, 1924 – August 31, 2018 Helen Fletcher Priest Trimper, age 93 and longtime resident of Groton, passed away on August 31, 2018. Helen Howard Fletcher, also known as Honey, was born in Ayer, Massachusetts on September 1, 1924, the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Howard and Beatrice (Robbins) Fletcher. Raised and educated in Ayer, she graduated from Ayer High School, after which she attended and graduated from Westbrook Junior College in P…

  • Hingham

    Kenneth Rust Jr. 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Hingham,MA

    Kenneth W. Rust Jr., age 71, of Hingham passed away after a long illness on August 30, 2018. Ken was born in Boston then raised and educated in Hingham and Newton. He served his country in the US Naval Reserves. Ken loved reading, studying history, and spoke several languages including but not limited to German, Russian, French and Spanish. He spent most of his life in Hingham but also enjoyed his time in New Bedford for a few years then to Weymouth before returning to Hingham. Ken was predeceased by his loving parents Kenneth W. Rust Sr. and his mother Elizabeth. He is survived by his sister Martha Wright of…

  • Mattapoisett

    Richard E. Cole 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Mattapoisett,MA

    Richard Edward Cole, 68, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 29, after a period of failing health. Rick was born in Brockton, MA on May 14, 1950 (Mother’s Day that year) and grew up in Bridgewater, graduating from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School in 1968. After graduation, he served 4 years in the US Coast Guard. In 1973 he began working in the maintenance department at Maritime Terminal (currently Maritime International Inc.) in New Bedford. He rose through the ranks, becoming Vice President of Engineering, the position he held at the time of his retirement in 2005. From 2007-2015 he was the owner of Rick’s Tavern in Mattapoisett. Rick’s…

  • Fitchburg

    Donald J. Robichaud

    FITCHBURG- Donald J. Robichaud, 63, of Littleton, formerly of Fitchburg, died Tuesday morning, August 28, 2018, in the UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Donald had heart disease and it resulted in a heart attack that took his life. Donald was born in Fitchburg on January 10, 1955, a son of the late Yvon and Beatrice (Comeau) Robichaud and had lived there for most of his life before moving to Littleton 4 years ago. He was a 1973 graduate of Fitchburg High School. Donald was a self-employed general contractor with carpentry and house painting skills. He was a 2nd generation contractor and it gave him much joy when his son…

  • Natick

    Hugh O’Reilly 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA

    Hugh O’Reilly 93, of Framingham and formerly of Natick and Athboy, County Meath, Ireland, died Thursday August 30 ,2018 at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Heary) O’Reilly who died in 2017, sharing 65 years of marriage. Born in Athboy Ireland he was the son of the late Hugh and Ann (O’Connor) O’Reilly. Mr. O’Reilly was employed in the Automotive Supply business for 50 years. He owned and operated the Hugh O’Reilly Sales Company in Framingham for 30 years and previously work at P.T Brake Lining, W.D.Smith, and Broadway Brake Company. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Natick…

  • Somerville

    Olga R. “Oggi” (Mangherini) Lebruto 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Sterling,MA / Leominster,MA / Medford,MA / Boston,MA

    Olga R. “Oggi” (Mangherini) Lebruto, of Somerville, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 30th. She was 95. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Ercole and Gaetana (Vecchia) Mangherini. Oggi was educated in the North End and graduated high school in 1941. Oggi was a Clerk Level II for the City of Boston in the Department of Revenue. She enjoyed her work and the relationships she built there. Oggi was also a full time homemaker. She cared for her family and raised her children with strong values. Oggi was a strong woman, very ambitious…

  • Westwood

    Inez (Canale) Jackson 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA / Westwood,MA / Boston,MA / Roslindale,MA

    Inez “Chickie” Jackson, would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a type of offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment that she will not be returning from. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time, and a lifetime guarantee of love and peace. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, and reading to her heart’s content. She has requested for her family and friends to celebrate her mission here, which is now completed. We wanted to let her know…

  • New Bedford

    Helena Roberts, 84

    ROBERTS: of Acushnet, August 29, 2018, Helena (Jardin) 84. Wife of Roland Roberts. Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial private. www.rock-funeralhome.com.

  • New Bedford

    Carolyn D. Hambleton, 88

    DARTMOUTH — Carolyn D. Hambleton of South Dartmouth, the wife of renowned sculptor Bud Hambleton, died following a short illness on August 28, 2018 surrounded by her children at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. She was 88.Mrs. Hambleton, the daughter of Helen Jones, was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, later moving as a child to Rochester, N.Y., where she met her future husband after his military service in World War II. At the time of his death, in 2002, they had been married […]

  • New Bedford

    John P. Jardin, 73

    FAIRHAVEN — John P. Jardin, age 73, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Marie E. (Texeira) Jardin.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph P. and Maria S. (Jardim) Jardin, he attended New Bedford Vocational Technical High School and was a lifelong area resident. He was employed as a Truck Driver for Wonder Bread, Frionor Fish and the Acushnet Company.A United States Navy Veteran, Mr. Jardin served […]

  • New Bedford

    Richard E. Cole, 68

    MATTAPOISETT — Richard Edward Cole, 68, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 29, after a period of failing health. Rick was born in Brockton, MA on May 14, 1950 (Mother’s Day that year) and grew up in Bridgewater, graduating from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School in 1968.After graduation, he served 4 years in the US Coast Guard. In 1973 he began working in the maintenance department at Maritime Terminal (currently Maritime International Inc.) in New […]

  • New Bedford

    Marjorie E. Miller, 92

    NEW BEDFORD — 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. […]

  • New Bedford

    Richard L. DeMoranville Jr., 41

    NEW BEDFORD — Richard “Richie” Lionel DeMoranville Jr., 41, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 29, 2018.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Richard DeMoranville Sr. and his wife Lisa of Fairhaven and Devonne Quintin and her husband Norman of New Bedford.Richie was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School where he studied welding. He was employed by F & B Rubber in New Bedford before starting a career […]

  • Newton

    Marsha Cohen (nee Masters)

    Marsha Cohen (nee Masters), age 86, of Falmouth, MA, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born to the late Meyer and Sara Zeigameister on November 1, 1931. And she was a devoted wife to her late husband Phillip Cohen. Marsha was born in Sarny, Poland, and was a Holocaust survivor — immigrating to the United States as a young girl. She was a talented seamstress, and she loved to knit and crochet beautiful sweaters and blankets for her family. Marsha and her late husband retired in their lovely home on Cape Cod, and she spent her final days surrounded by family. Marsha is survived by her brother,…

  • Wilmington

    Chester C. “Chet” Howe

    Chester C. Howe Jr., “Chet”, age 76, of Andover, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2018. Chet was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Roy) Howe, devoted father of Lynda Tennis & her husband Dale of Allenstown, NH, Scott Howe & his partner Julie Thibaudeau of Merrimack, NH, Ron Howe & his wife Mary Jo of New Hampton, NH and Jeffrey Howe & his wife Sara of Milford, loving “Grampa” of Chad & his wife Laura, Jonathan & his fiancé Heather, Stephanie & her husband Sean, Brianna, Kayla, Sarah & her fiancé George, Alison, Billy, Anna and Great-Grandchildren Caden, Connor, Rowan & Greyson, cherished son…

  • Dartmouth

    Lorraine Rodrigues 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Lorraine (Vasconcelles) Rodrigues, 85, of Mattapoisett died August 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles Rodrigues. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Clara (Sousa) Vasconcelles, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1969. Mrs. Rodrigues was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church where she was a former CCD teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild. Lorraine loved living in Mattapoisett and volunteered with many local organizations including the Mattapoisett Council on Aging and at the Casa da Saudade Library in New Bedford. She was a former member of the Mattapoisett…

  • Dartmouth

    Isaac Djerassi 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Isaac Djerassi, 93, of Dartmouth passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Mimi (Antonova) Djerassi. Born in Sophia, Bulgaria, he migrated to Israel after World War II and later resided in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Dartmouth 25 years ago. He is survived by his son Dr. Boris D. Djerassi, a Chiropractic Physician who maintains an office in Fall River and who had been a U.S. Olympian in Track and Field. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport, Friday, August 31st at 11 AM. Arrangements are by…

  • Holliston

    George T. Welch Sr.

    Hopkinton- George T. Welch Sr., 75, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Gertrude (Gassett) and Alfred Welch. He was the husband of the late Gail J. Welch who passed away in January 2018. George loved life and enjoyed having a good time. He is survived by his children, Tracy Welch, George T. Welch Jr., and Sherry Starkey and her husband, Jonathan. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Samantha King, Danielle King, Dillon Welch, Justin Welch and Hope Splaine. He is predeceased by a brother, Alfred “Pudgie” Welch. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 4:00 –…

  • Cape Cod

    Bette Jean Murdock

    BREWSTER – Bette Jean (Adams) Murdock of Brewster passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.Bette was born in Dighton, MA to Russell E. and Lillian (Bleazard) Adams.She graduated from Dighton High School and became a hairdresser. On June 22, 1957, she married her beloved David S. Murdock of Quincy, MA. They moved to Pittsburgh, PA and then a year later they moved to Cape Cod. Bette later attended Cape Cod Community College where she earned a […]

  • Cape Cod

    Bernard W. Dolat, 90

    MERCED, CA – Bernard W. Dolat, 90, died August 28, 2018 in Merced, CA. He was born and raised in Farmingdale, NY. He was married to Jean (Chapin) Dolat, who passed away in 2017, for 68 years.Bernie met Jean at Cortland State Teachers College. After serving in the Army in the Occupation Forces in Japan, he went to Columbia University to complete his M.A. Ed and Ed.D. He progressed in his career from high school coach, to education consultant for the State of CT, and, in retirement, a […]

  • Cape Cod

    Vincent J. (Jim) DeLuca, 93

    FALMOUTH – Vincent J. (Jim) DeLuca (93) of Falmouth, MA, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 30th. He was the husband of the late Frances J (Daly) DeLuca. Born in Cranston, RI, he was son of the late Benedetto and Modestina (Saccoccia) DeLuca.To all who knew him, Jim was larger than life itself. There were no strangers in Jim’s life – just friends who were considered family and who knew Jim, in most recent years, as Papa.Jim’s generosity knew no bounds, […]

  • Cape Cod

    Phoebe Foreman Rutherford, 95

    WEST DENNIS – Phoebe Foreman (Johnson) Rutherford 95 of West Dennis died peacefully Monday August 27, 2018.Born in Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Rutherford was the daughter of the late Dr. S. Lloyd and M. Florence (Franzen) Johnson. She was raised in neighboring Catonsville, MD.After graduating from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1944, Phoebe joined the Navy as a W.A.V.E. She hoped to be posted overseas, but instead served in Cleveland, OH and San Diego, CA. She was […]

  • Lynn

    Donald J. Travers Sr., 74

    LYNN — Donald Jordan Travers Sr., 74, of Lynn, passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 30   surrounded by his family. Don was the husband of the late Alice (Muise) Travers. He is survived by his children, Robert Travers and his wife, Carmen with whom he lived in Lynn, Marie Travers, Wendy Travers, Michael Travers, all of Lynn, Debra Bilikas of West Virginia and Donald Travers Jr. and his wife, Marissa of Florida, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one nephew, Brandon DiCampo. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Ronald, and sisters Sharon and Lillian Travers. Don was an auxiliary police officer with the Somerville Police Department for…

  • Lynn

    Elizabeth M. Moehring, 65

    SWAMPSCOTT — Elizabeth M. Moehring, “Betty,” 65, of Swampscott, passed on Monday, Aug. 27 at North Shore Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. Betty was born on Aug. 14, 1953 in Lynn. She was predeceased by her parents David and Catherine (O’Maeara) Wasson. She was raised and educated in Swampscott. She worked as a baker for many years at Heartland and then Crosby’s until retirement. Betty enjoyed camping, crafting, listening to country music, and Bingo. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was the wife of the late Barry Moerhing. She will be missed by her daughters, Holly…

  • Lynn

    Marlene R. Lawton, 83

    SAUGUS — Marlene R. Lawton (Malaguti), 83, of Saugus, died on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in Danvers. She was born in Boston on Dec. 22, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Lionel and Evelyn (O’Brien) Malaguti.   Marlene was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. She had been a Saugus resident for the past 55 years. Marlene loved boating, painting, and her cats. Marlene was the beloved wife of the late Melvin “Red” Lawton. She was the loving mother of Burt “Skeeter” Lawton and his wife Denise of Danvers, Judy Burrows and her husband Arnie of Northport, Fla., Corinne Allaire and her husband Roger…

  • Lynn

    Nicholas J. Francullo, 96

    LYNN­ — Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Francullo, age 96, of Lynn, went peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Nick was born June 5, 1922 in Lynn. Mary, his loving wife, was waiting for him with open arms and they are together again after 70 years of marriage. We will miss him here on earth until we meet again. He leaves behind three children, Helena Walsh and her husband, Bert of Irving, Texas, Nicholas J. Francullo Jr. and Mary “Terry” Levasseur and her husband, Bob, all of Lynn. His grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren were such an important part of his life. Grandchildren: Jennifer Walsh Tellef, Christine Walsh, Kathleen Walsh Lasseter, Nicolas Levasseur,…

  • Lynn

    Joanne E. Burke, 61

    LYNN — Joanne E. (Moller) Burke, age 61, of Lynn, died on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, surrounded by her loving family, following a year-long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving and devoted wife of Richard C. Burke, with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Marlborough in 1956, she was the daughter of Janet (Young) Moller of Ipswich and the late James A. Moller, who predeceased her in May. Joanne was raised and educated in Danvers and graduated from Danvers High School in 1974. She attended Westfield State College and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University…