Jane (Pereira) Brightman

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Jane (Pereira) Brightman, age 66, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 after a long courageous battle with dementia. She was the beloved wife of Peter D. Brightman with whom she shared nearly 44 years of marriage. Jane was born in Acushnet to Augustinho and Ida (Leal) Pereira of New Bedford. She was raised […] Read more »

Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell


Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell, age 86, of Wareham died Friday, June 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Clayton P. Cornell, Sr. with whom she celebrated their 60th Anniversary on August 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolynn Cornell and her son Ronald Cornell. Marion was born in New […] Read more »

Craig Stuart Nelsen


A memorial observance for family and friends of Craig Stuart Nelsen, who passed away on March 14, 2014, will be held on his birthday, July 10th. The sunset service will be at 5 pm at the family home, 23 Fort Street, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any […] Read more »

Mary E. Sequeira

Mary E. Sequeira, 90, of Rochester died June 15, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Manuel J. and Mary E. (Sylvia) Sequeira, she lived in Rochester all of her life. She was formerly employed at Aerovox for 29 years until her retirement. She was a graduate of Wareham High […] Read more »

Ricky A. Pursley

Ricky A. Pursley, 60, of Mattapoisett died June 11, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. He was the son of the late Gene E. and Evelyn S. (Silveira) Pursley. A private service will be held at a later date. The family can be contacted at pursleyce@gmail.com or pursley.julia@gmail.com for more information. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Robert L. Welter


Robert L. Welter, 80, of Mattapoisett died June 12, 2015 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Maria A. (Orlassino) Welter, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born and raised in Simsbury, CT, the son of the late William L. and Gertrude (Beaudreau) Welter, he lived in New Jersey and […] Read more »

Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault

Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault, 90, of Marion, died June 9, 2015 with her daughters by her side. She was married to Arthur H. Tetreault for almost 68 years. They shared an extraordinary marriage. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Josephine (Spinner) Rose. Claire lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to […] Read more »

Janet Renee Swoish

Janet Renee Swoish, 82, of Marion, Massachusetts passed away on May 29, 2015 in the presence of family, following a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and cancer. Jan was born March 31, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Julius Gustav Derse and Ethel Elizabeth Derse. She attended Public School #147 in Queens, NY […] Read more »

John A. “Allie” Rutledge


John A. “Allie” Rutledge, 99, of Rochester, died June 1, 2015 in the Sippican Healthcare Center, Marion. He was the son of the late James R. and Ethel May (Sisson) Rutledge. He was born in New Bedford and lived in Wareham for many years before moving to Rochester. Mr. Rutledge was a WWII Navy Veteran. […] Read more »

Kenneth R. Ferreira


Kenneth R. Ferreira, 64, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on May 29, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. He was the widower of the late Elizabeth (Jorge) Ferreira and the son of Tillie (Roderick) Ferreira and the late Edward Ferreira. Ken was a graduate of Holy Family Holy Name High School in New Bedford. He […] Read more »