Kenneth R. “Shank” Cacilhas

Kenneth R. “Shank” Cacilhas, 66, of Mattapoisett passed Friday, October 13, 2017 after a sudden illness in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the former husband of Cheryl (Oliveira) Cacilhas. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Edward C. and Dorothy R. (Serpa) Cacilhas he lived in Dartmouth and spent most his life in […] Read more »

Bertha S. “Beth” (Salvucci) Kelley

Bertha S. “Beth” (Salvucci) Kelley, of Mattapoisett died October 16, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Roger E. Kelley. Born in Waltham, MA the daughter of the late Peter and Bertha (Pazzano) Salvucci, she lived in Weston, MA before moving to Mattapoisett in 1965. Mrs. Kelley graduated with honors from Fisher […] Read more »

William F. DeCosta

It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing our son William F. DeCosta on October 15, 2017 at the age of 26. Billy is survived by his loving parents, John and Marianne and his brother John. He had a beautiful family with his adoring partner Sarah Kaempf, his two boys, Jacoby and […] Read more »

Lois Jean (Paoletti) Pais

Lois Jean (Paoletti) Pais, 71, of Mattapoisett succumbed to complications from diabetes on October 9, 2017, dying peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Cumberland, MD, and after 30 years in Newton, MA has been a resident of Mattapoisett since 2006. She is preceded by her parents Luigi and Josephine Paoletti, […] Read more »

Charles Garrett Paulsen

Charles Garrett Paulsen, 80, of Marion died peacefully on October 14, 2017. He was the loving husband of Faith Paulsen. Born and raised in Spokane, WA, the son of the late Howard and Evelyn Paulsen, he resided in Marion most of his life. Charlie was a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. He was the […] Read more »

Mildred B. Marcoux

Mildred B. Marcoux, 95, of Rochester and formally of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully on September 23. She was the daughter of the late William S. and Florence Bowman, of New Bedford. Mildred was the mother of Arthur Marcoux and his wife Janice of West Peabody, Andrew Marcoux and his wife Linda of Westwood, Bruce Marcoux […] Read more »

Attorney John “Pat” Callaghan

Attorney John “Pat” Callaghan, 74, of Middleboro died peacefully October 7, 2017 on his 74th birthday, after courageously battling long-term health issues. He was the husband of Alice G. (Markey) Callaghan. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph T. and Sheila M. (McKoan) Callaghan, he lived in Mattapoisett and Lakeville […] Read more »

Matthew B. Mello

Matthew B. Mello, 50, of Mattapoisett passed away with his family at his side Thursday, September 28, 2017 in McCarthy Care Center after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, the son of Patricia Barrow of Fairhaven and Russell Mello he was a lifelong area resident. Matt graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in […] Read more »

Ellen M. Fitzgerald

Ellen M. Fitzgerald, 89, (née O’Connor) of Fairhaven, MA, formerly of Greenville, SC died, September 16, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer’s. Ellen grew up in Blakely, PA, the daughter of Sadie (née Furey) and Frank M. O’Connor. Following graduation from Marywood College, she worked as registrar for Georgetown Preparatory School. While living in D.C., she […] Read more »

Constance “Connie” (Griego) Cestari

Constance “Connie” (Griego) Cestari November 7, 1931 to September 26, 2017 On September 26, 2017, Connie Cestari, most recently of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully, in the company of her son. She was the wife of the late Arnold J. Cestari, Sr., and mother of Attorney Arnold J. Cestari, Jr. and his significant other Attorney […] Read more »