John M. O’Leary


John M. O’Leary, 86, of Mattapoisett died May 1, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Palmyra (Silveira) O’Leary with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Michael J. and Edna M. (Metcalf) O’Leary, he was raised in Fairhaven […] Read more »

Louise S. (Hartley) Watling


Louise S. (Hartley) Watling, 94, of Rochester, died April 30, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was the widow of the late William D. Watling and the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Lawrence) Hartley. She was born in Rochester and lived there all of her life. She graduated from […] Read more »

Elsie R. Silva


Elsie R. Silva, 91, of Mattapoisett passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Attorney Antone L. Silva former State Senator and Postmaster of New Bedford. Elsie was the daughter of the late John and Maria (Tavares) Ribeiro. She was born […] Read more »

Isabel Wisner Ford


Isabel Wisner Ford, 96, of Marion, Massachusetts passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2015, under the loving care of the aides at Emeritus Dartmouth Village, Hospice and her eight children and nearby grandchildren. Born in 1918 in Eaglesmere, Pennsylvania, Isabel was the first of Harriet Kirkus Wisner and Paul Wisner’s three daughters. She grew up […] Read more »

Nancy (Oliveira) Weaver


Nancy (Oliveira) Weaver of Rochester, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Great Hill Dairy, 140 Delano Road, Marion, MA. For information or directions please call Barbara Cronin at (508) 748-2531. Read more »

Armand J. Cournoyer

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Armand J. Cournoyer, age 100, of Acushnet died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Blanche P. (Charest) Cournoyer with whom he shared 56 years of marriage and the beloved companion of the late Pauline Croteau for 17 years. Armand was […] Read more »

Lena A. (Lopes) Gomes


Lena A. (Lopes) Gomes, 75, of Bourne, formerly of Marion died April 22, 2015 at her family home. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Hazel C. (Garcia) Lopes. She was born in Marion and lived there most of her life before moving to Bourne. Mrs. Gomes worked as a Nurse’s Aide […] Read more »

Robert “Bobby Bass” Bastarache


Robert “Bobby Bass” Bastarache, 66, of Acushnet died Saturday April 18, 2015 at home after a short illness surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Louise Racine Bastarache. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Joseph Louis and Anna (Leblanc) Bastarache, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Acushnet. He was […] Read more »

James F. Braden


James F. Braden, age 83, died on April 2, 2015. Late of Olympia Fields, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA. Beloved son of the late James Braden and Alfreida nee Peterson. Beloved husband of Joan Braden nee Griffin for 58 years. Dear father of Colleen (Louis) Garafalo, James D., John (Julia), Brian and Katie Braden. Cherished grandfather […] Read more »

Roy H. Rehbein

Roy H. Rehbein, 88, of Marion, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview. He was the husband of Edith (Barrows) Rehbein. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Bernice (Richardson) and Roy H. Rehbein, Sr. Mr. Rehbein lived in Hopedale for many years before moving to Marion […] Read more »