Galen L. Stone II

Ambassador Galen L. Stone II, an influential senior diplomat and WWII veteran who in retirement helped direct numerous educational and philanthropic organizations in the greater Boston area, passed away on January 23 surrounded by his loving family. Ambassador Stone was born on the 4th of July in 1921, the eldest child of Robert G. Stone […] Read more »

Robert John Ball

Robert John Ball, age 62, of Mattapoisett MA passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home on March 8, 2018. He was husband of 26 years to Faith (Jenney) Ball, and loved father to Catherine and Samantha Ball. Bob was also a beloved son of Washington family, Marilyn Ball and the late DuWayne Ball, and […] Read more »

Phyllis J. Davis

Phyllis J. Davis, 84, of Nokomis, FL, formerly of Marion, MA died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Venice Bayfront Regional Health Center in Venice. She was the beloved wife of Everett M. Davis. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Xenia (Lapata) Gretchenuk. A graduate of Katherine Gibbs School, […] Read more »

Fletcher Clark III

Fletcher Clark III died on March 6, 2018, at UMSMC at Dorchester, in Cambridge, Maryland. He was born in Middleboro, MA on July 5,1923 and was the son of the late Marguerite and Fletcher Clark,Jr. He was the valedictorian from Middleboro High School class of 1941 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, Hanover, […] Read more »

Ellen Christian Keogh

Ellen Christian Keogh, 73, of Marion passed away on Tuesday, March 6 of a cardiac event in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI. Ellen was born in Falmouth, MA in 1945. She married her husband, Joseph Patrick Keogh, in 1974 and moved to Marion, MA in 1979 where they raised two boys, Sean and Timothy. Ellen […] Read more »

Eunice C. (Mullen) ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Manduca

Eunice C. (Mullen) ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Manduca: January 22, 1924 – March 4, 2018. The following is an excerpt from a piece Eunice wrote on her 80th birthday for the ‘Rosie the Riveter’ exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. “As a graduate of Boston Girl’s High in 1942, I planned to enter Nursing School […] Read more »

Michael Jolliffe

Michael Jolliffe died peacefully March 1. He was 81. Born in Scotland, June 19, 1936, he grew up in England and graduated with honors in engineering from Imperial College, London. Early in his career when he worked for Ove Arup on the engineering design for the Sydney Opera House, he invented the single span pre-stressed […] Read more »

Maureen (Albernaz) Kennedy

Maureen (Albernaz) Kennedy, 68, of Rochester, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Anne’s Hospital, in Fall River, after a long courageous battle with Machado Joseph Disease. She was the wife of 43 years, of Daniel J. Kennedy. Born and raised in Fall River, daughter of the late Louis and Rita (Pelletier) Albernaz, she […] Read more »

Mary Ellen Rickard

Mary Ellen Rickard, age 72, of Rochester, MA died February 27, 2018 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescence home after a lengthy battle with early onset dementia. She was the wife of Peter H. Rickard. Born and raised in Brockton, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary C. (Brennan) Joyce, she lived in North […] Read more »

Rodney L. Draffen

Rodney L. Draffen, 73, of New Bedford, died February 25, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Texiera) Draffen and the son of the late Lewis I. and Elizabeth M. (Moore) Draffen. He was born in Boston and grew up in Roxbury. He then lived in Marion before moving to New Bedford […] Read more »