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 »

Natalie Ann Souza

Natalie Ann Souza, 85, of Mattapoisett died September 21, 2017 at Hathaway Manor after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Rebello) Souza, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 2004. She loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her sister, […] Read more »

Susan “Sue” G. Hardy

Susan “Sue” G. Hardy, 52, of New Bedford, died Sept. 18, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of Jerome C. Hardy and the daughter of the late Alexander and Delores (Santos) Pina. She was born in Wareham and lived in Marion and Wareham before moving to New Bedford. Mrs. Hardy was devoted […] Read more »

Veronika Ross

Veronika Ross of Fairhaven passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 16, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 52 years old. She was born on June 6, 1965 in Innsbruck, Austria, the youngest of three children. She travelled to California in 1989 as an au pair, during which time she met and […] Read more »

Raymond Mello

Raymond Mello, 67, of Barefoot Bay, FL, formerly of Rochester, MA passed away suddenly on Saturday September 16, 2017 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Moniz) Mello. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Carlos and Deolinda (Soares) Mello, he was raised in Dartmouth and lived in Rochester for […] Read more »

Dr. Joseph W. Pelczar

Dr. Joseph W. Pelczar, 74, of Mattapoisett, died September 15, 2017 peacefully at home. He was the husband of Laura (Grant) Anderson. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph H. and Josephine (Pejko) Pelczar, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life and wintered on Amelia Island in Florida. Dr. Pelczar was […] Read more »

Ernest H. Chace

Ernest H. Chace, 93, of Dartmouth passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Machiel) Chace. Born in Dartmouth, the son of the late Allen and Jessie (Pettey) Chace, he lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth for most of his life. Mr. Chace was […] Read more »