Robert E. Furtado

Robert E. Furtado, 88, of Mattapoisett died February 12, 2017 at Sippican Health Care Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Chittenden) Furtado. The youngest of four children, he was born in New Bedford, the son of the late Charles P. and Mary (Mendonza) Furtado, he was raised in […] Read more »

Roger F. Sites

Roger F. Sites, 93, of Fall River, formerly of Brockton, died after a long illness. He was a resident of the Crawford Nursing Home, and formerly lived in the Montello section of Brockton for his entire life. Born in February 9, 1924, he was the son of John George Sites and Katherine Daley Sites. He […] Read more »

Professor Walter Mierzejewski

Professor Walter Mierzejewski, 91, of Dartmouuth, formerly of Mattapoisett, died January 29, 2017 at St Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Andrew Mierzejewski and the late Kathyrn (Bryda) Mierzejewski. He was the brother of the late Edward Mierzejewski and the late Helen (Mierzejewski) Jako. […] Read more »

Evelyn (Braga) Duff

Evelyn (Braga) Duff, 72, entered into eternal peace surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of John R. “Jack” Duff, Jr. with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Evelyn was born on May 27, 1944 in Fairhaven, daughter of […] Read more »

Tucker Adam Francis

Tucker Adam Francis (19) died on January 31st in a snorkeling accident in the Virgin Islands. He lost consciousness while free diving, a condition called “shallow-water blackout.” He was spending the winter of his gap year working as the chef on Tabor Academy’s schooner, the Tabor Boy, during the Caribbean Studies program. In the fall […] Read more »

Maureen Hathaway

Maureen Hathaway, age 90 of Marion formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, February 1 2017 at Sippican Health Care Center. Born in New Bedford, MA she was the daughter of Leonard M. McDonnell and Florence Reddy McDonnell and was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Hathaway of New Bedford. Maureen was born […] Read more »

Josephine “Jo” (Healy) Bruce

Josephine “Jo” (Healy) Bruce of Mattapoisett, formerly of East Boston and Melrose, passed away on January 26, 2017 at the age of 93. Loving wife of the late Edward F. (Frank) Bruce. Devoted mother of Kathleen Bruce of Atlanta, GA, Patricia and John Morris of Hanover, and the late Colleen Bruce. Cherished grandmother of Kate […] Read more »

Nancy B. (Whitcomb) Morse

Nancy B. (Whitcomb) Morse, 80, of Wareham, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017 at the Tremont Health Care Center. She was the wife of Channing H. Morse Jr. of Wareham. Mrs. Morse was born in Wareham the daughter of the late Robert M. and Barbara T. (Tallman) Whitcomb. Mrs. Morse graduated from the University of […] Read more »

Rita J. (Carrier) Galligan

Rita J. (Carrier) Galligan passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, on January 27, 2017, at the age of 101. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Galligan and the daughter of the late John and Marilda (Boily) Carrier. Rita was most proud of mothering two sets of twins and family […] Read more »

William B. Purtell, Jr.

William B. Purtell, Jr., 77, of Bristol, RI, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Jane (Hinton) Allen Purtell. Born in Trenton, NJ, son of the late William and Marion (Hammond) Purtell, he lived in Fairhaven for most of his life. He served his country in […] Read more »