Eleanor T. Burr

Eleanor T. Burr, 61, of New Bedford died November 17, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the daughter of Gertrude T. Burr of Mattapoisett and the late Carleton Burr. Survivors include her mother; 3 siblings, Toby Burr and his wife Barbara D. Burr and Cornelia Burr-Tarrant and her husband Thomas A. […] Read more »

Christine L. (Tavares) Hulland


Christine L. (Tavares) Hulland, 62, of Wareham, died peacefully on November 15, 2014 in Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center while surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Thomas W. Hulland. She was born in Pittsfield and lived in Wareham for many years. Mrs. Hulland worked as the office manager at Skyline […] Read more »

Albert Mello, Jr.


Albert Mello, Jr., 68, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Beth Israel Hospital, in Boston. He was the husband of 38 years, of Pauline (Bettencourt) Mello. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Albert and Maria (Brum) Mello, he lived in Mattapoisett prior to settling in Fairhaven […] Read more »

Jean (Holland) Maher

Jean (Holland) Maher, 87, of Marstons Mills, affectionately known to many as ‘Dutchie’, passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert N. Maher, formerly of Marstons Mills, her son, Peter S. Maher, also formerly of Marstons Mills, and […] Read more »

Charles (Chuck) Leon Gonneville

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Charles (Chuck) Leon Gonneville passed away on November 12, 2014 after a brief illness.  Chuck  lived his entire life in Rochester, MA.  He was a graduate of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.  He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann (Ouellette) Gonneville and devoted father of Karen Elizabeth Gonneville.  He was employed by […] Read more »

Ruth (Perry) Bates


Ruth (Perry) Bates, wife, mother, teacher and lifelong student, completed her life’s journey on Wednesday, November 12 at home, surrounded by family and held in the Light by all who loved her. She was the loving wife and soulmate of Richard R. Bates for 44 years. Born in New Bedford, the first day of spring, […] Read more »

Lauraine (Ouimet) Laverdiere


Lauraine (Ouimet) Laverdiere, age 89, of Marion and formerly of New Bedford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion. She was the wife of the late Gaston “Gus” Laverdiere, with whom she had shared 57 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Eugene and […] Read more »

Allen Leonard Sherman

Allen Leonard Sherman, 92, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA, passed away on November 4, 2014 at Nemasket Health Care Center, Middleboro, MA after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Janet K. (Gardner) Sherman, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Allen was born in New Bedford, […] Read more »

Elinor May (Jackson) Akins

Elinor May (Jackson) Akins, 79, of Wareham died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness. Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. & Helen G. (Ames) Jackson. Mrs. Akins worked as a housekeeper for Tabor Academy in Marion for several years. Mrs. Akins loved […] Read more »

Clark (Skip) Bailey

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Clark (Skip) Bailey 78 of Englewood, FL and Mattapoisett MA passed away Monday, October 13th, 2014 while at his Englewood Florida home. He was loving husband of Virginia (Ginnie) Marie (Markt) Bailey whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Skip was born March 29, 1936 in Palmer, MA to Charles and Carolyn (Worthington) Bailey. He […] Read more »