William J. Purtell


William J. Purtell, 51, of Marion passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 due to complications from a spinal cord injury. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, he lived in Mattapoisett and Marion for most of his life. Bill was a fishing boat captain and boat owner in the New Bedford commercial fishing fleet, and the owner […] Read more »

Lena (Ferreira) Nunes

Lena (Ferreira) Nunes, 89, of Raynham, formerly of Rochester, died at the Life Care Center, Raynham, April 8, 2016. She was the wife of the late James B. Nunes, who predeceased her in July of 2012. She was daughter of the late Fermino and Margarita (Santos) Ferreira. She was a member of St. Rose of […] Read more »

Dr. Edward L. Jawor


Dr. Edward L. Jawor, 68, of Raynham, MA formerly of Rochester, MA died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton, MA after struggling for months with various health problems; his wife at his side. Born in Astoria, NY, he was the son of Edward T. Jawor and Mary Frances Fitzsimmons, both deceased. He […] Read more »

George A. Jennings

George A. Jennings, 87, of Marion, died peacefully on April 10th at St. Luke’s Hospital. The son of Hollis & Ruth Jennings, he was born in Norton, MA on Dec. 6, 1928 and moved to North Falmouth in 1936. George attended Falmouth schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1946. In 1954 he married […] Read more »

Mildred Perkins Cummings


Mildred Perkins Cummings, 84, of South Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Hudner Cummings in June, 2015. Mrs. Cummings is survived by her children, Sean X. Cummings of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Katherine Cummings of Walpole, Massachusetts, Michael Cummings […] Read more »

Gerard F. Cusick Jr.


Gerard F. Cusick Jr. of Rochester passed away on Thursday, March 31st 2016 surrounded by his family. He was married to the love of his life, Susan Cusick for 43 years. He had two daughters, Meagan Bennett of Rochester and Rebecca Cusick of Acushnet. He taught them to cook, drive and tried on many occasions […] Read more »

Raymond David Mott


Raymond David Mott, 81, of New Bedford, died April 1, 2016 with his 2 daughters and immediate family by his side. He was the son of the late Frank John and Mary (Baptiste) Mott. He was born in Marion and lived in Wareham and New Bedford. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. […] Read more »

Daniel Anthony Calderone


Daniel Anthony Calderone, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Newnan, Georgia, where he had lived with his two sons since January. Originally born on Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana, Daniel had lived in Fairhaven, MA and in Trabuco Canyon, CA. He graduated from Trabuca Hills High School in 1999 […] Read more »

Esteria Hope LaPointe

Esteria Hope LaPointe 92 of Lakeville and Rochester, wife of the late Raymond LaPointe passed December 20, 2015. Her family will be having a memorial service April 9, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Lakeville United Church of Christ Precinct St, Lakeville. Read more »

Madeline A. (Daly) Arruda

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Madeline A. (Daly) Arruda, 86, of Rochester died March 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital peacefully after a long illness. She was the wife of Edmund F. Arruda. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Renault) Daly-Bouley, she lived in Rochester most of her life. She was a communicant of […] Read more »