William J. Johnson, 68, of Mattapoisett died June 10, 2018 unexpectedly at home. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Owen L. and Lillian (Normandin) Johnson, he grew up in Fairhaven, but lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Although he spent time as a photographer in Detroit, the majority of his life
Hilda B. (Braz) Harrop, 87, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday June 11, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the wife of William M. Harrop, the love of her life. They had been married for 51 years. Born in Dartmouth, the daughter of the late John and Emilia (Dias) Braz, she lived in Glastonbury, CT
Maurice “Mudgie” Tavares passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Care One healthcare facility in New Bedford. Mudgie was the son of the late Alfred Tavares and the late Minnie Fermino, and the step-son of the late Charles A. Fermino, Sr. Born in Mattapoisett on April 13, 1931, Mudgie was given his
Joanna “Jenny” DeLuz, 85, of Mattapoisett died June 6, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center. Born in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Candidio and Mary J. (Lima) DeLuz, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. Jenny was formerly employed by Aerovox before retiring from Acushnet
Paul Francis Devine, 75, of Mattapoisett, MA, and Englewood, FL, and formerly of Norwood, MA, passed away peacefully, with loving family by his side, on May 28, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Patrick J. and Loretta (Coakley) Devine. He was the beloved
Kathleen (Kate) Moriarty Ackerman passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at her home in Marion. Born in Nantucket on June 22, 1930, Kate was the daughter of Alan Moriarty and Kathleen Cronin Moriarty. After a childhood spent on Nantucket and in New Bedford, Kate went to college at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. She
Dorothy J. Lewis, married for 64 years to the late Edward W. Lewis of Mattapoisett, died on May 14, 2018 at home under hospice care. Mrs. Lewis was born in Schenectady, NY in 1931 and was a resident of Mattapoisett since 1964. Dorothy was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for twenty years and worked at Old
Prudence M. “Prue” (Manley) Cormier, 73, of Palm Harbor, FL died May 6, 2018 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Cormier. Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Dr. James S. Manley and Rose (O’Brien) Manley, she lived in New Bedford most of her life
Robert E. Black, 81, died May 2, 2018 peacefully at home. He was the husband of Joan N. (Edwards) Louden-Black. The son of the late F. Robert and Eileen (Fitzgerald) Black, Robert was born and raised in Wakefield, traveled the world, and lived in Mattapoisett since the 1970’s. Robert was an alumnus of Boston College
Geraldine “Gerry” (Francis) DeCosta, 89, of Mattapoisett died May 1, 2018 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John N. “Jackie” DeCosta. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Mary (Paes) Francis, she was raised in Acushnet and lived in Mattapoisett since 1949.
Dr. William J. Quinlan, 85 of North Palm Beach, Florida formerly of Mattapoisett passed away at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida on April 11, 2018. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late William J. and Kathryn (Dorgan) Quinlan, he was a standout baseball/basketball player at Holy Family High School. He attended
Arthur Harold Blackburn, Jr., born February 27, 1937, passed away from complications related to a stroke on April 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Elfriede M. Blackburn; their two sons Arthur H. Blackburn, III and Dean A. Blackburn and his wife Stephanie Blackburn; his granddaughter, Madeline J. Blackburn, daughter of
Ronald R. Loranger, 85, of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Barbara (Rutkowski) Loranger, with whom he shared nearly 64 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Albert and Yvonne (Becotte) Loranger, he lived there for most of his
Winifred T. (Francis) Carter, 93, of New Bedford passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home on April 9, 2018. Winnie was the wife of the late William J. Carter, Jr., to whom she was married for 68 years. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Mary A.
Sonja Lynne Valle-Gormley, 49, of Mattapoisett died Wednesday April 4, 2018 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich after a long illness. Born in Boston, the daughter of Margilyn (Caselli) Valle and her husband Gene Tacke of Sandwich and Arvidas Poshkus and his wife Jane of Marion, she was raised in Sandwich before moving to Mattapoisett.
Robert C. Gardner, 84, of Mattapoisett, passed away at Alden Court on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was the husband of Doris S. (Shulkey) Gardner, they were high school sweethearts. Mr. Gardner was born in Melrose, MA, son of the late Louis R. and Louise (Montgomery) Gardner and had been a longtime resident of Mattapoisett.
Charles T. Kelly, 72, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Craig) Kelly. Born in Boston, son of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth (Cefelo) Kelly, he lived in Easton and Mattapoisett for
Charles “Charlie” Prefontaine of Mattapoisett died on Sunday March 25, 2018 at home. He was born in New Bedford and was the son of the late Louis “Fred” and Natalie (Park) Prefontaine. He resided in Mattapoisett for forty years. Charlie became a registered pharmacist in 1974 after completing five years at the University of Rhode
Beryl M. (DeCosta) Sullivan, 89, of Mattapoisett died March 26, 2018 at Tobey Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Sullivan. Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Anthony and Grace (Napier) DeCosta, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett where
Calvin Everett Ross, 87, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. He and his wife Dorothy A. (Spear) Ross met in junior high school and were married for 68 years. Born in Dedham, the son of the late Ernest L. and Irene (Scannell) Ross, he grew up in Hyde Park and lived in Quincy
Susan A. McGowan passed away peacefully Friday March 16, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She endured her illness privately and bravely. Born in New Bedford to Charles J. and Anna (Smith) McGowan, Susan graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she graduated with a B.S.