• New Bedford

    Louis Roland Moreau, 95

    NEW BEDFORD — Louis Roland Moreau, 95, of New Bedford passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018, at home surrounded by his loved ones.Louis R. was born in Attleboro on December 12, 1922, to Joseph T. and Louise (LaCroix) Moreau. He graduated from New Bedford High School and on August 2, 1942, he married Dorothy M. Higgins, the love of his life. He began active duty, serving in the 3502nd Army Air Force Base Unit from 1942-1945, with engagements in the Rhineland, the Ardennes, […]

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    Rita E. Joseph, 90

     FAIRHAVEN — Rita E. (Renaud) Joseph, 90, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven after a brief illness. She was the wife of 66 years to the late Macy F. Joseph, Jr.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Auguste and Rose (Daigle) Renaud, she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and communicant of St. Joseph’s Church.Rita was the manager of Marianne Launderette in Fairhaven and Dartmouth for over […]

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    Gilberto B. Crespo, 48

    NEW BEDFORD — Gilberto B. Crespo, 48, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 29, 2018. He was the son of Olinda (Teixeira Batista) Crespo and the late Agostinho A. Crespo. Born in Sanjurge, Portugal, he came to this country in 1984 and was formerly employed as a truck driver at Saraiva Enterprises.Gilberto was a communicant of Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church. He loved spending time with his family and friends and watching sports.His […]

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    Alfred F. Candeias, 87

     WESTPORT — Alfred F. Candeias, 87, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Thelma P. (Collins) Candeias.Mr. Candeias was born in Fall River, son of the late Manuel J. and Mary (Lewis) Candeias and had been a lifelong resident of Westport. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a 1949 graduate of Westport High School and later graduated from the Navy Instructor School of Boston. Prior to his retirement […]

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    Dennis M. Perry, 71

    MATTAPOISETT — Dennis Michael Perry, 71, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. He was the devoted husband of Diane (Hathaway) Perry whom he married on August 27, 1972. They shared 46 years of marriage and two children. Dennis was born and raised in Plymouth, MA. Dennis was the son of the late August and Amina (Cabral) Perry. Dennis and Diane moved to Mattapoisett in 1975. He graduated from Plymouth Carver High School […]

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    Jose B. Avila, 97

    AVILA: of New Bedford, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Jose B., 97. Husband of Maria D. (da Silva) Avila. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial in Rural Cemetery. www.aubertine-lopes.com.

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    Royal R. Reed Jr., 81

    REED: of New Bedford, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, Royal R. Jr., 81. Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport. www.potterfuneralservice.com.

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Richard…

    Newburyport, MA – Richard Andrews Cousins died peacefully under the care of High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill, October 2, 2018. Richard “Dick” was born in Newburyport on April 6, 1927, son of the late Thomas and Ruth (Brown) Cousins, and was predeceased by his brother, Robert Cousins in 2008. Dick attended public schools in Gadsden, Ala., and Newburyport, graduating from Governors Academy in 1945. He attended MIT earning his bachelor’s and master’s in both Economics and Engineering in 1952. Dick’s professional career started shortly following graduation from MIT where he joined the New England Trust Company in Boston and continued for four decades primarily with the successor company, New England…

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    Amesbury, MA – Formerly of Gro…

    Amesbury, MA – Formerly of Groton and Randolph, died September 30, 2018, after a long battle with addiction at the age of 27. Beloved son of Tammy L. (Owens) Benson and her fiancé Amir Bourkiche of Randolph and Shawn D. Benson of Kingston, N.H. Devoted father of Samantha Marie Benson of Amesbury. Dear grandson of Roberta E. Benson and John R. Friedrich of Amesbury and Loretta (Keough) Owens of Randolph. Beloved nephew of Kristine Donovan of Wareham, John Donovan of Taunton, Donald Owens and his wife Michelle of Kingston, Tasha Turner of Chelmsford, Alexis D. Benson and his wife Christine of Hampton Falls, N.H., Erica Belanger and her husband Michael…

  • Salem

    Topsfield – Dr. A. Howard Ston…

    Topsfield – Dr. A. Howard Stone, 83, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at the Atrium at Veronica Drive, Danvers, following an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Donna Gibson Stone. Born in St. Albans, Vermont, on April 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Arthur C. and Helen (Bemis) Stone. He had resided in Beverly and Salem for many years before moving to Topsfield in 1984. He received both his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. Stone was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War for which he received several commendations. Originally trained as a general practitioner,…

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    Danvers, MA – Thomas Robert Ca…

    Danvers, MA – Thomas Robert Campbell (aka the “Mayor of Ardmore Drive,” “The Captain,” or depending on what party he attended, “Fun Tom”), died peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness at the age of 67. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Ridgley) Campbell; and sons, Ryan Campbell of Beverly, and Matthew Campbell of Danvers. Tom was preceded in death by both his parents Robert J. Campbell and Helen (Kachocki) Campbell, formerly of Salem. He also leaves behind his sister Ellen Ingram of Peach Tree City, Ga., Patricia Plante and her husband Richard of Salem; and brother Kevin Campbell and his wife Lisa of Danvers, Mass. In…

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    Danvers – Mrs. Betty F. (Livel…

    Danvers – Mrs. Betty F. (Lively) Moody, 79, of Danvers, beloved wife of nearly 50 years to the late William Moody, passed away September 30, 2018. Born September 16, 1939, in Beckley, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James and Susan (Crane) Lively. She was raised and educated in West Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated high school and was a star athlete. Mrs. Moody or affectionately known at work as “Gilo Betty,” had a long and successful career with General Electric, retiring in 1999 after working as an Engine Inspection Manager for more than 30 years. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She…

  • Salem

    Saugus – Mehrnoush Bakhshandeh…

    Saugus – Mehrnoush Bakhshandeh, formerly known as Lorraine Pierce Hardy, of Saugus and Beverly, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Salem Hospital. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late George Warren and Dorothy Hall Pierce. She attended Beverly schools where she graduated and went onto attend North Shore Community College, and then Boston University. Most of her life, she was a teacher of ESL students. She was a creative teacher and proud of the success of her students. Mehrnoush enjoyed movies and reading and puzzles. She liked researching everything on the computer and playing computer games. She also enjoyed creative lesson planning. She is survived…

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    Seabrook, NH – Elmer C. “Sonny…

    Seabrook, NH – Elmer C. “Sonny” Cooper Jr., 77, of Seabrook, formerly of Lynn, Mass., died September 29, 2018, at Exeter Hospital. He was born August 22, 1941, in Lynn, the son of the late Elmer and Alice (Yeaton) Cooper. Sonny graduated from Salem High School with the class of 1961, and served proudly with the U.S. Air Force, and Air Force Reserve. He was employed by United Shoe for 10 years, and then as a heat treat technician for H.K. Porter in Somerville, Mass., and retired from Crystal Systems in Salem, Mass., in 2007. Sonny loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter. He also enjoyed gardening,…

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    Newburyport – David K. Balser,…

    Newburyport – David K. Balser, a resident of Newburyport, died peacefully at his home on September 30, 2018, with his wife, Susan, and his dog, Brady, by his side.  David was born in Salem, Mass., on January 19, 1943, to the late Arthur and Wilma (Wentworth) Balser. David grew up in Danvers, Mass., and attended Danvers High School and graduated from Brewster Academy. During his school years David particularly excelled in basketball at Danvers High School. He coached Little League Baseball and Youth Soccer in Danvers.  David was in automotive sales for many years. Later in life he owned his own business, Balser Promotions and Consulting, selling corporate apparel and promotional items. Dave was…

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    Beverly – Rosemary Gertrude (P…

    Beverly – Rosemary Gertrude (Peachey) L’Abbe, 84, of Beverly, wife of 60 years to the late Ronald L’Abbe, died peacefully Saturday, September 29, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Alviah and Gertrude (Nyman) Peachey. She was raised in Middleton, and educated in both the Middleton and Danvers Public Schools. Mrs. L’Abbe was employed for 23 years by the Joseph B. Devlin Nursing Home in Lynn until the time of her retirement in 2000. Many years ago, she worked for the Ideal Baby Shoe Company in Danvers, and the Middleton Greenhouse in Middleton. Throughout her life, Rosemary enjoyed crocheting,…

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    Portsmouth, NH – Robert Gangi …

    Portsmouth, NH – Robert Gangi Sr., 79, of Portsmouth, died peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover. He was born in Winchester, Mass., on February 8, 1939, a son of the late Michael and Lillian (Gravina) Gangi. Raised in Woburn, Mass., he graduated from Woburn High School with the class of 1956. Following graduation Robert enlisted and proudly served four years in the Air Force. Robert worked for General Electric in Lynn as a Crane Operator for 25 years, retiring in 1990. During this time he also owned and operated the former White Knight Limousine in Salem. Family members include his loving wife, Arlene…