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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 formerly employed as a boat builder for O'Day Boats until his retirement.
He enjoyed sailing, gardening, fishing, quahoging, and spending time with his brother-in-law, Danny.
He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie L. Medeiros and her husband William of Mattapoisett; his granddaughter, Heidi Correia and her husband Craig of Mattpoisett; two great-grandchildren, William and Elizabeth Correia; his niece, Janet Chace of Dartmouth; his sister-in-law, Ann Matson of Grafton; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Marion Wesolowski, Helen Entwistle, Milton, Walter, Harold, and Nelson Chace.
Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Kindred Hospice, 275 Martine St., Fall River, MA 02723. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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 a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1960 where he also played baseball and later graduated from Tufts University Dental School. He then served in the U.S. Navy and later founded Sassaquin Dental Associates in New Bedford. He was a member of Buzzard's Bay Rowing Club. Dr. Pelczar enjoyed gourmet cooking, gardening, golfing, traveling and sport fishing.
He frequently visited his second home in northern Maine where he enjoyed fishing on the lake.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Joseph J. Pelczar of Fairhaven; a daughter, Stefanie B. Mansfield and her fiancee Nicholas Palmerino of Hingham; and a grandson, Ty P. Mansfield.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

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 most of his life before retiring to Florida.
Mr. Mello was a cranberry grower for many years until his retirement.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen; two sisters, Lorraine Oliver of Colorado Springs, CO and Diane Mello of New Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Donald Mello and Eileen Nelson.
His Memorial Service will be held on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 11 am at the Seamen's Bethel, 15 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Veterans Transition House, 20 Willis St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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 to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Compassionate and hardworking, she worked as a CNA at New Bedford Health Care Center for 13 years. She took pride in caring for others and went above and beyond for her residents. She loved to laugh, loved to cook, and loved being with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Jerome C. Hardy; 4 daughters, Ebony Fernandes of Dartmouth, Susan Hardy of Fall River, Katherine Dunn of New Bedford, Delores Hardy of New Bedford; a son, Jerome C. Hardy, Jr. of New Bedford; her step children, Tawana, Jacqueline, Crowletta, Jerome "Tony"; many grandchildren with more on the way. Survivors also include 3 aunts; Rosalie Brewster, Wanita London, Lilian Monteiro; 1 uncle, Samuel Santos; and many cousins.
Her funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

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 fell in love with her husband of 26 years, John M. Ross, originally from Mattapoisett. The couple also lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 2007 to 2012 before moving back to Fairhaven.
She is survived by her husband John, father Luis Huber and mother Anni Huber who live in Innsbruck, Austria; brother Markus, sister Sabine, and several nieces and nephews, all living in Austria. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Larry.
Veronika worked at Walmart in Fairhaven from 1997 to 2007, then later as a personal care attendant. She was a talented Suminagashi artist and the proprietress of Veronika's Scarves and Silks. She enjoyed playing on the Friday Mixed Bowling League at Bowlmor Lanes in Mattapoisett and was also a member of Art on Center in Fairhaven. She was a great animal lover, often seen walking through Fairhaven Center with her dog Larry and stopping for a friendly chat.
She loved creating, painting, playing sports, animals, spending time with friends, trips to the casino, and eating steamers at Turk's.
Always positive, always smiling, Veronika will be missed by many and remembered for her kind spirit, unselfishness, and contagious laugh.
Veronika will be cremated, and a celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, September 23, at 12:15 pm at The Century House located at 197 South Main Street in Acushnet.
In lieu of flowers, Veronika has requested you make a donation in her memory to your local animal shelter or to the MSPCA.

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