Thelma A. (Austin) Connor

Thelma A. (Austin) Connor, 93, of Mattapoisett died August 10, 2015 peacefully after a long and beautiful life. She was the wife of the late John J. Connor with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Ethel (Taylor) Austin, she lived in New […] Read more »

Margaret Johnston

Margaret Johnston, 93, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, formerly of Mattapoisett, died June 16, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born November 11, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Merilyn Brooks (Dallas, TX) and Gail Johnston (Durango, CO); nieces Jean Bell, Ann MacFarlane, and Andrea Boardman; and nephews Charles Boardman and Russell Boardman. She […] Read more »

Shelley A. (Russell) Blanchard


Shelley A. (Russell) Blanchard, 61, of Rochester died August 4, 2015 at home after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Stewart A. Blanchard. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Howard and Pauline (Sekulich) Russell, she was raised in Brockton and moved to Rochester in 1984. Mrs. Blanchard […] Read more »

David J. Olney


David J. Olney, 80, of Mattapoisett passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Leask) Olney. David was born and raised in Waltham, MA, the youngest child of Charles E. and Loraine (Caul) Olney. A life-long summer resident of Mattapoisett, he moved […] Read more »

Patrick John “Patch” Cooper


Patrick John “Patch” Cooper, 22, of Mattapoisett, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was born in Providence, a son of Timothy J. Cooper of Mattapoisett and Donna Jeanne (Monty) Ramos of New Bedford. He grew up in New Bedford. He graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. He had worked as […] Read more »

Thelma (Briggs) Ladner


Thelma (Briggs) Ladner’s graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2pm at the North Marion Cemetery, County Road, Marion, MA. All who knew, loved and remember Thelma are invited to join us in her memory. Read more »

Henry R. Briggs


Henry R. Briggs, 76, of Marion died July 26, 2015 at the Oaks Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Russell) Briggs. Born in Marion, the son of the late Edwin L. and Marilda (Willett) Briggs, he lived in Marion all of his life. Mr. Briggs was formerly […] Read more »

Barbara K De Wilde


Barbara K De Wilde, 85, of Fairhaven, MA, passed away on July 13, 2015. Born in Lackawanna, NY on January 15, 1930, predeceased by her parents Julianna and Fredrich and one son. Survived by her husband and true friend of 66 years Henry De Wilde. The first of their many travels was their honeymoon trip […] Read more »

Rose Cutler


Rose Cutler, 90, of Marion, MA died peacefully at home on July 18, 2015. The daughter of Rose G. and George P. Gardner she was born in Brookline. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston after which she became a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital School of Nursing. In 1948, she […] Read more »

Domingo Paul Mello


Domingo Paul Mello, 73, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 unexpectedly in Hyannis. He was the longtime companion of Cynthia Gonsalves of Dennis Port. Born in Marion, he was the son of the late Louise (Corey) & Peter V. Mello and moved to Dennis in 1990. Domingo worked in the construction industry for many years. He […] Read more »