Leona M. (Bellotti) Freitas


Leona M. (Bellotti) Freitas, 95, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday November 9, 2015 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the beloved wife of Manuel C. Freitas; they had been married for 42 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John E. and Evelyn (Desmarais) Bellotti, she lived in New […] Read more »

Mable (Wakeman) Vaitses

Mable (Wakeman) Vaitses, 98, of Mattapoisett died at home November 6, 2015. She was the wife of the late Allan Holmes Vaitses, decorated World War II veteran and renowned boat builder and author, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born November 15, 1916, and raised on Wakeman Farm in Westport, CT, Mrs. Vaitses […] Read more »

Thomas E. Jaillet

Thomas E. Jaillet, “Tom” 77, of Marion passed away Sunday November 1, at Saint Lukes Hospital, New Bedford after a brief illness. Tom was the husband of Christina (Precourt) Jaillet of Marion. He was born in Gardner, MA, the son of the late Edgar and Tyyne (Maatala) Jaillet. He attended Gardner public schools and was […] Read more »

Edna A. Mandeville

Edna A. Mandeville, 92, of North Conway, NH died October 30, 2015 at Merriman House in North Conway. She was the wife of the late Roger A. Mandeville. Born in Gardner, MA, the daughter of the late Maurice and Mary (Nader) Aziz, she lived most of her life in Mattapoisett. She was a communicant of […] Read more »

James J. Giammalvo

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James J. Giammalvo, 89, of New Bedford died October 30, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Alice G. (Muir) Giammalvo. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Salvatore J. and Luigia (Costa) Giammalvo, he lived in New Bedford all of his life summering […] Read more »

Ester Victoria (Peterson) Zeimetz

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Ester Victoria (Peterson) Zeimetz, a beloved wife and mother died on October 22, 2015 at Wingate at Reading, after a courageous battle with dementia. She was 92 years old. Ester was born October 8, 1923 in Boston, MA to the late Charles Richard and Talie Victoria (Zackrisson) Peterson. She grew up in Malden graduating from […] Read more »

George M. Barden Jr.


Long-time Mattapoisett resident George M. Barden Jr., musician, mineralogist, research genealogist, skilled carpenter/cabinetmaker, polymath, died September 28 2015, aged 97. His Big Band swing era arrangements and compositions were played by three dozen bands and performers, including a million-selling record among nearly 50 recordings of his arrangements. George M Barden Jr. was born on November […] Read more »

Hope Atkinson


Hope Atkinson, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. She was the daughter of Hazel P. Tripp and Walter W. Atkinson and sister of Ruth S. Atkinson. For information on her Celebration of Life Service please rsvp to Katrina at kb-internet@comcast.net or call the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home in Dartmouth at 508-999-5100. For tributes visit www.waring-sullivan.com   Read more »

Geraldine Randall Stewart

Born January 26, 1928 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Geraldine Randall Stewart died on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in the care of her family at home in Oberlin, Ohio. She grew up on a farm near the ocean and had an enduring curiosity for the natural world, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren. After […] Read more »

Richard S. Roszkiewicz

Richard S. Roszkiewicz, 81, of Marion died October 8, 2015 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Irene R. (Torres) Roszkiewicz. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Kalisz) Roszkiewcz, he had lived in Marion since 1972. He was formerly employed as a […] Read more »