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    Olive R. Benton 7/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Olive Ruth (Stuart) Benton, 92, of Dartmouth, MA, formerly of Brewer and Bangor, Maine, passed away Saturday July 13, 2019. Born in Etna, Maine, the daughter of the late Raymond and Vinnie (Ireland) Stuart, she attended Etna schools and graduated from Newport High School in 1946. Olive went to work as a waitress in several restaurants in Newport and later worked for Emple’s Knitting Mill (sweater factory) for 30 years taking time out to join the Army in 1952-1954 as a clerk typist. After basic training, she went to clerk typist school and went to Japan as a Corporal and handled classified information during the Korean War. She played on…

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    Marjorie M. Findlay 6/23/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    DARTMOUTH — Marjorie M. (Walecka) Findlay, 97, of Dartmouth died peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital on Sunday, June 23, 2019 surrounded by family members after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Ernest W. Findlay. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of Adolph Sr. and Jane (Heaton) Walecka. Marjorie was a 1938 graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and continued her education at St. Luke’s Hospital. Marjorie went on to graduate from St. Luke’s in 1943 and became a board certified Registered Nurse. Her distinguished nursing career spanned over five decades including five states, where she enjoyed traveling the country and making…

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    Kenneth J. Lent 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Kenneth J. Lent, 87, of Dartmouth died Monday, July 1, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Sylvia A. (Rebello) Lent. Born in Provincetown, son of the late Frederick and Philamena (Cabral) Lent, he had lived in Dartmouth for the past 25 years. He was formerly employed Gaspar’s Sausage Company for 51 years until his retirement. Kenneth enjoyed amateur radio, listening to music and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife; three children, Kevin Lent and his wife Jane, Andrew Lent, and Bethany Feiter; four grandchildren, Kyle Lent, Jake Feiter, Ross Feiter, and Lauryn Lent; his brother, Frederick…

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    Clara Neves 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Clara (Vieira) Neves, 101, of Dartmouth died peacefully at home on Thursday June 27, 2019 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Neves. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa Vieira. She was the valedictorian of the New Bedford High School Class of 1935. Mrs. Neves was an active parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, where she was a lector and part-time sacristan. She was awarded the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River for her service to her parish. She also had been a volunteer for Market Ministries. Her hobbies…

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    Laurie J. (Brodeur) Grabczyk 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Laurie J. (Brodeur) Grabczyk, 56, of N. Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. She was the daughter of Philip Brodeur, Sr. of N. Dartmouth and the late Lillian (Cabral) Brodeur. Ms. Grabczyk was born in New Bedford and had been a longtime resident of Dartmouth. She loved animals and playing solitaire. She had a very kind heart and was known for always being a true supporter for the underdog. Survivors along with her father include her son: Andrew Grabczyk and his companion Jenna of Dartmouth; her daughter: Ericka Grabczyk of Dartmouth, her brother: Philip Brodeur and his wife Ginger of…

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    Claire I. Simmons 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Claire I. (Boutin) Simmons, 86, of Dartmouth died Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Joseph Simmons, Jr. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Jean B. and Lucienne (Devost) Boutin, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth. Mrs. Simmons was formerly employed as a stenographer for the City of New Bedford, retiring as Assistant Clerk of Committees of the City Council in 1993 after 42 years of service. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Anthony High School. Survivors include several nieces,…

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    Carlos Martins 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Dartmouth – Carlos Martins, age 91, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. He was the beloved husband of Assuncao (Martins) Martins. Carlos was born in São Miguel, Azores to the late Jose Martins and Margarida dos Santos Martins and moved to this area in 1971. He had worked at Cornell Dubilier for many years. He is survived by his wife, Assuncao; children, Ana M Martins and her husband, Joao Martins of New Bedford and Carl M Martins and his wife, Ellie of Dartmouth; 5 grandchildren, Brian Martins, Kendra Botelho, Kevin Martins, Darbie Costa and Shannon Martins, 6 great grandchildren and several…

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    Rosa J. (Fortes) Vieira 5/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Rosa J. (Fortes) Vieira, 89, of Dartmouth, passed from this Earth on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Home following a courageous battle with cancer and the side effects of the treatment. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Vieira. She is survived by her only child and son: Dennis J. Vieira of Dartmouth; along with many relatives from her family. In accordance with her final wishes, funeral services will be omitted. However, messages and cards of condolence are accepted and welcomed.

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    Annmarie Anderson 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Annmarie Anderson, 84, of Dartmouth, died near dawn on May 2, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Einar and Katie Anderson of New Bedford; sister of the late Edward E. Anderson (Joan Cavanaugh) of Mystic, CT, Albert F. Anderson (Joan) of New Bedford, MA, and Kathleen Adams of Washington, DC; cousin of Signe Gardner of Thomaston, Maine; aunt and great-aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews; friend since Kindergarten at Holy Name School to Dot Sullivan of Weathersfield, CT, and Barbara Johnson of Bethany, CT, as well as many others. Ann lived with joy and purpose, undiminished by pain and disability. A car accident in October 1960 changed…

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    Deirdre A. “Dee” Ferrero 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Deirdre A. “Dee” (Healy) Ferrero, 71, of South Dartmouth died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 unexpectedly at home. She was the wife of Ronald J. Ferrero, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Leonard T. and Kathleen M. (Hines) Healy, she lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth for most of her life. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, Class of 1965. Dee enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and dining out with her husband at various local establishments. She is survived by her husband, Ron; three children, Keary Moroney and her husband William of New Bedford, Erin…

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    Thomas F. Kenney 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    DARTMOUTH — Thomas F. Kenney died peacefully at his home in South Dartmouth on March 7th. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Ann Moreau Teves Kenney; three children: Thomas Jr (Eliaichi) and Deirdre Quarnstrom (Eric) of Seattle, and Leah Kenney Pessolano (Mark) of E. Longmeadow MA; and his adored grandchildren: Lucia, Amelia, Maeve, Kendall, Deirdre, Lucas and Anthony Thomas. Tom was born in Boston to Emily Duran Hall and David J. Kenney. He was the youngest brother to David Kenney (d. 2018), Paul Kenney (Sanchen) of Weymouth and Emily McHugh of Newton. Tom attended Boston Latin and graduated from Dorchester High in 1963. He received his BS…

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    Robert Borges 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Robert Borges, 82, of Dartmouth died March 5, 2019 at the Oaks Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Julius Borges, Jr. and Adeline (Almeida) Borges, he lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth most of his life. He was formerly employed by Commonwealth Electric for 16 years until his retirement in 1997. Survivors include his 2 brothers, James Borges of Dartmouth and Frederick Borges of New Bedford; 2 sisters, Joan Garganta of Florida and Barbara Francis of Rochester; a grandson, Kenneth Borges of Fairhaven; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the father of the late Kenneth Borges and Mark Borges and the companion of the…

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    Gardner P. Brayton 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Gardner P. Brayton Sr., 91 years old of Dartmouth, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family within his childhood home on March 4, 2019. He was the husband of the late Irene R. (Taylor) Brayton. Born and raised in Dartmouth Ma, he was the son of the late Alden and Florence (Potter) Brayton; nephew of the late Honorable George H. Potter. He was the brother to the late Ruth B. Waite Howes and Beatrice Gallop along with the uncle to the late Christine Gallop. Known as G.B. to all, he was employed by Finest Fence, Harold S. Bosworth and Wamsutta Club until his retirement. Enjoying his retirement, many people…

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    Sylvia A.M. (Maxwell) Van Sloun 2/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Sylvia A.M. (Maxwell) Van Sloun, 91, of Dartmouth, formerly of Westport, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Residence at Cedar Dell. She was the wife of Neil J. Van Sloun. Mrs. Van Sloun was born in New York, NY daughter of the late Eugene L. and Sylvia A. (Lathrop) Maxwell. She worked as a physical education teacher at Friends Academy from 1964-1969. She was the co-owner of Sylvan Nursery in Westport and co-founder of Sylvan Clinic which is part of the Animal Rescue League in Fall River. Mrs. Van Sloun served on the Board of Directors of the Faxon Animal Rescue League of Fall River and was awarded…

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    Sherrie L. (Raposa) Pomprowicz 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Sherrie L. (Raposa) Pomprowicz, 54, of Dartmouth, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family after a 3 1/2 year battle with colon cancer. She was the wife of Edward Pomprowicz, Jr. Born in Fall River, daughter of William J. and Pauline M. (Fernandes) Raposa, she had lived in Dartmouth since 1981. Prior to retirement in 2017, she was store manager at Sherwin Williams, a job she loved for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling with her family, sewing, cooking, gardening, going to the beach and hosting at her home, but most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren Including her husband…

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    Elaine Gobeil 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Elaine (Cormier) Gobeil, 89, of Dartmouth died February 25, 2019 peacefully at Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of the late John P. Gobeil. Born in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Louis and Annie (Hargraves) Cormier, she lived in Fairhaven and Dartmouth most of her life. She enjoyed travel and watching game shows. In 2008, Elaine met Henry Sylvia of Fairhaven and they became dance partners and travel partners. They were together to the very end. Survivors include her son, Jay Gobeil of Dartmouth; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Gobeil of Westport; 4 grandchildren, Taylor Gobeil, Courtney Medeiros, Bernie Perrotty and Melissa McLaughlin; 6 great-grandchildren, Liam Medeiros, Avery Medeiros, Calvin…

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    Dorothy M. Mello 2/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Dorothy M. (Gracia) Mello, 91, of Dartmouth died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Hathaway Manor after a long illness. She was the wife of Retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Manuel C. Mello, Jr., with whom she had shared 68 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Frates) Gracia, she lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth for all of her life. Dorothy was a communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church. She was a registered nurse, having graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing, and was employed as a supervising surgical nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital for many years. Subsequently, she worked in…

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    Myra D. LeValley 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    Myra D. LeValley, of Dartmouth, formerly of New Bedford, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Thursday February 21, 2019. Born in Fairhaven to Joseph and Anna (Frates) Peters on February 4, 1919, she was a lifelong resident of the New Bedford area. Myra recently celebrated her 100th birthday with beloved family and friends. She was formerly employed as a housekeeper at Frances P. Memorial Hospital. Upon retiring in 1982, she found great joy as a foster grandparent at PACE Headstart and St. Luke’s Hospital Lumbard Ward for 25 years. A devout Catholic, Myra was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church and enjoyed frequent visits to Our Lady’s…