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    Helen C. Carreiro 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA / Fall River,MA

    SOMERSET – Helen C. Carreiro, 78 of Somerset and previously of Fall River, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Somerset Ridge Center. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Matthew P. and Helen (Rego) Cabral and the beloved wife of the late Manuel Carreiro for 62 years. In 1970, Helen and Manny opened Mannies Pizza on Stafford Rd. Fall River, where they happily served their loyal customers for over 25 yrs. Helen, along with her late husband, were parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Foremost, Helen was a devoted and loving wife, a caring and nurturing mother, fun-loving grandmother, and great…

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    Edward M. Camara 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    Edward M. Camara, age 87, of Somerset, passed away on Friday June 14, 2019. He was the husband of the late Maria A. (Botelho) Camara and son of the late Jose M. and Virginia (Correia) Camara. Edward was a U.S. Korean War Army Veteran and a ware house man for James Ferrera & Sons. He was also a member of the Royal Travelers, and the American Legion of Westport and enjoyed meeting the guys for coffee every morning. He is survived by his nephews: Richard Camara Sr. (wife Claudette) of Dartmouth, Kenneth Camara (wife Madde) of Somerset, niece: Christine Bancroft (husband Wayne), of Warren RI, and several great nieces and…

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    Dolores S. Ferreira 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA

    FALL RIVER – Dolores S. (Pacheco) Ferreira, 91 of Fall River and previously of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late and Louis Ferreira and the daughter of the late Antone & Sarah (Silvia) Pacheco. Prior to retiring, Dolores worked as a Sales Clerk for Sears Dept. Store, and previously for Fernandes Supermarket. She was a member of the Royal Travelers and a parishioner of St. John of God Church. Survivors include her 3 children: Stephen W. Ferreira (wife Nancy) & Gary A. Ferreira (wife Christine) both of Swansea, and Gail A. Petit (fiancé Jeff Kornegay) of…

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    Jacqueline M. (Pereria) Pavao 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA / Providence,RI

    PROVIDENCE – Jacqueline M. (Pereira) Pavao, age 77 of Fall River and formerly of Swansea, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard W. Pavao and the daughter of the late Manuel & Leona (Hanley) Pereira. Prior to retiring, Jacqueline worked as a P.C.A. She loved to play bingo, animals and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Jacqueline had a contagious laugh and loved life to its fullest. Survivors include her son: Bobby L. Pavao and daughter: Barbara A. Erickson (husband Eric) all of Swansea; a…

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    Evelyn R. Souza 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA / Mansfield,MA / Fall River,MA

    SOMERSET – Evelyn R. Souza, age 96, of Somerset, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Antone C. Souza. Born in Somerset, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Wilhermina (Estrella) Rogers. She was employed by Hascon Industries in Taunton and worked as a streamstress for numerous sewing shops in the Fall River area. Evelyn was a member of the Somerset Senior Citizens Club and a long time parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church in Somerset. She enjoyed card games, going for walks, word search puzzles, cooking, and especially spending time with family. She was known for her unique…

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    Anna-Paula Ferreira 5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    SOMERSET – Anna-Paula (Medeiros) Ferreira, age 63 of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Boston Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in São Miguel, Açores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Nacimento Medeiros and Maria Isabel (Mendonca) Medeiros. Paula was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and received her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University. She was most recently employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance in the Fall River office as a Case Worker. She loved music, traveling, dining out, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She was always “vivacious, spontaneous, and…

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    Mary (Rego) Mendes 5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    SOMERSET – Mary (Rego) Mendes, age 99, born in Fall River and a longtime resident of Somerset since 1961, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Somerset Ridge Center. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Mendes for 57 years and the daughter of the late Joseph & Maria A. (Botelho) Rego. Prior to retiring, Mary worked as a Sales Associate for the former Weintraub Store and was an avid cat lover. Survivors include her 6 god children, including Danita Stevens and a cousin, Karan Pereira. She was the sister of the late Inez Rego. Her funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers &…

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    João V. Martinho 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA

    SOMERSET – João V. Martinho, of Somerset, age 94, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Silvana (Tavares) Martinho. Born in Bretanha, São Miguel, Açores, he was the son of the late Manuel Martinho and Maria Texeira. João loved gardening and making wine. He was a member of the Academica Club. João is survived by his children Mary Rose Lindo, Joseph T. Martinho, Simon Martinho, Manuel Martinho, Antone Martinho, Senhourinha Almeida, Nellie Jacob, Susan Pacheco and John Martinho, as well as their spouses; brother Manuel Martin; sisters Mariana Almeida, Lourdes Almeida and Odelia Arruda; as well as many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and…

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    Rosalina T. Pacheco 5/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA

    FALL RIVER – Rosalina T. Pacheco, age 74, of Somerset, passed away on May 5, 2019 at St. Anne’s Hospital. Born in Capelas, São Miguel, Açores, she was the daughter of the late Agostinho and Otilia (Mello) Pacheco. She enjoyed traveling, attending soccer Revolution games with her brother and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Prior to retirement she worked for Bradley Scott for over 20 years. Rosalina is survived by her brother Constantino T. Pacheco and his wife Isabel of Somerset, niece Margarida DoRego and her husband Sergio, nephew Daniel Pacheco and his fiancé Aldea Yanski, as well as her great niece, Josie and nephews Jacob, Carson, Brayden…

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    Robert J. Rigby 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA

    Robert J. Rigby, 88 Dateline: Fall River, MA Robert J. Rigby, age 88, of Fall River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. He was the beloved husband of Irene A. (Arruda) Rigby. Born in Fall River, MA on June 9, 1930, he was a loving son of the late Raymond and Florence (Turner) Rigby. Bob grew up in Fall River and was a graduate of Durfee High School. During the Korean Conflict, he proudly served his country from 1951-1955 as a member of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank…

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    Conceicão “Sara” (Gaspar) Carvalho 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA / Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER – Conceicão “Sara” (Gaspar) Carvalho, age 100 formerly of Somerset, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the daughter of the late Manuel & Filomena (Sousa) Gaspar and the wife of the late Amos P. Carvalho. Prior to retiring, Sara worked as a sewing machine operator and was a parishioner of St. John of God Church. Sara is survived by her brother in law: Manuel Carvalho, sister in law: Emma Pavao (husband Daniel), brother in laws: Arthur Carvalho (wife Peggy) & Alfred Carvalho. She was also the sister of the late Mary Santo Christo, Angel Gaspar, & Agnes Freitas. Her funeral will…

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    Franklin Cordeiro 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    Franklin Cordeiro, age 85, Somerset passed away on April 3, 2019. He was the longtime companion of Veronica Kotlarski, and son of the late Manuel and Yvonne (Dooms) Cordeiro. Frank was an electrician for the Newport Navy Base, enjoyed polka dancing and taking trips to Atlantic City. He is survived by his brother Roland Cordeiro, and a niece and several nephews. Frank was also the brother of the late Fernand Cordeiro. His funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1521 N. Main St., Fall River Tuesday April 9, 2019 with extended calling hours from 9:00-10:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in…

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    Jose H. Silveira 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA / Somerset,MA

    SOMERSET – Jose H. Silveira, of Fall River, passed away on April 4th, 2019 after a long-fought battle with colon cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Joao Silveira and Laudalina (Moniz) Silveira. Born in Santa Clara, Sao Miguel, Azores, he immigrated to Fall River in 1983. He was a Machine Operator at Plymouth Rubber Company and more recently a Cook at O’Gil Restaurant in Fall River. Jose is survived by his loving children, Ryan J. Silveira, his wife, Angela of Melbourne, FL and Megan E. Silveira, of Somerset. One brother, Carlos M. Silveira, wife Linda, of East Providence, also survived by nieces and…

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    Benedict John Harrison 3/29/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    Benedict John Harrison, 88, died March 29, 2019 at home after a long illness. He was married to the late Gilda (Perez) Harrison for 68 years. Born and raised in Fairhaven, son of the late Benedict J. and Mary (Thexton) Harrison, he lived in New Bedford most of his life, where he was an active communicant of St. James Church and a recipient of the Marion Medal. He and his wife moved to Somerset in 1996. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Fitchburg State College and was employed as an automotive instructor at Diman Vocational High School and New Bedford Regional Vocational High School. He was a member of the…

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    Elda Amaral 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    Elda (Canario) Amaral, age 91, of Somerset passed away on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Home Center. She was the beloved wife of George Amaral for 72 years. Born in Fall River she was the daughter of the late Lucardia (Ventura) and Manuel Canario. She was raised in Sao Miguel Acores and Fall River MA and attended Sacred Heart Academy. Elda worked for Louis Hand Curtain Co for 43 years where she was known for her work ethic, smile and fun-loving personality. She was a member of the choir, Holy Rosary Society and a parishioner of Saint John of Gods for the past 60 years. In 1961…

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    Delores Mavel 3/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerset,MA

    Delores (Souza) Mavel, age 87, of Somerset passed away on Saturday March 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Elbert Mavel and daughter of the late Manuel L. Angelina (Anselmo) Souza. Delores was a button hole operator for Essex Mfg. for over 40 years, she enjoyed playing bingo, going to Foxwoods, camping and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her son: Gary Mavel (former wife Angela), grandson: Bryan G. Mavel (girlfriend Hannah Reed), and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Wayne D. Mavel and sister of the late Angelo Souza. Her funeral…