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Isabel Grover, of Marion, made the High Point University's Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester. Dean's List students are those who have attained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the previous semester based on a 4.0 scale.
Mary Zuraida Corliss, age 70, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at her cottage in Marion surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Richard Corliss with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Faial, Azores, she is the daughter of Mariana (Correia) and the late Hernani de Lencastre. She, along with her family moved to this country in 1959. Zuraida worked as a Seamstress, raised her family and worked at the family business. She was a woman of great faith who was dedicated to Christ until the end and was actively involved in the choir at St. Julie Billiart Parish. Mrs. Corliss was a woman of many talents and hobbies such as gardening, sewing and cooking. She very much enjoyed being the hostess and catering to her loving family during their many family gatherings. Zuraida was known for her kindness, generosity and selflessness. She lived for her grandchildren.
Her survivors include her husband, Richard; her mother Mariana; 5 children: Randall Medeiros and his wife Anna of Dartmouth; Timothy Medeiros and his wife Lisa of Dartmouth, Kevin Medeiros of Dartmouth, Shawn Corliss and his wife Jennifer of Raynham and Antonio Teixeira and his wife Maria of Taunton; stepchildren: Rick Corliss and his wife Shirley of Titusville, Fl, Karen Garza and her husband Paul of Kannapolis, NC; siblings: Fatima Oliver, Elsa Uekerus and Fernanda DeLima, all of Spring Hill, Fl, Natalie Vaz of Dartmouth, Felipa Lencastre Coelho,Joana Constanca Lencastre, Isabel Maria Lencastre Prates, all of Lisbon Portugal. She is also survived by her stepfather Rogerio DaRosa of New Bedford as well as her beloved grandchildren.
Zuraida is predeceased by her first husband Louis Medeiros and her brother Carlos DeRosa.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Southcoast VNA and Southcoast Cancer Center in Fairhaven for the individual and extraordinary care they give to Zuraida during her illness.
Her funeral was held Friday, May 17. at Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. in New Bedford with a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Julie Billiart Church. Interment followed at St. John Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Thursday evening in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Please visit www.lungcanceralliance.org for more information.
William K. Thomas, 87, of Marion, passed away at home on October 30, 2012. He was the husband of Shirlee L. (Long) Thomas.
Born in Waterbury, Nebraska, he was the son of Edith D. Leeper (Sigmon) and William M. Thomas. He graduated from Wheatland High School, Wheatland, Iowa, and the Naval V-12 program at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. He served in U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was a reservist for 22 years.
Mr. Thomas was a registered professional engineer. His volunteer accomplishments included: member and chairman of several published standards and specifications with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, member and past president of Associated Air Balance Council, Inc., and testing and balancing organization. He founded and was president of Thomas-Young Associates, Inc. for 45 years and was involved with many projects worldwide. Bill had a real passion for the newest and most recent gadgets and technologies. Love of family was of utmost importance to William.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirlee and 8 children; Richard and his wife Susan, Ronald and his wife Denise, Diana Lynn and her husband Lewis Booker, Jr., Hilary and her husband Marshall Sadeck, William, Jr. and his wife Donna, Nancy and her husband Alexander Robles, Charles and his wife Allison. He was predeceased by his daughter Heather. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion at 11:00 am. His ashes were scattered at sea.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be given to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions and to leave a message of condolence, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Edith (Bieler) Lansky, 90, formerly of Mattapoisett, died peacefully on May 17.
The third of eight children, Edith grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and worked as a bookkeeper before her marriage to Sidney Lansky, a prominent New Bedford attorney.
Mrs. Lansky was a great cook, a prodigious reader, and a talented writer and painter. She was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in New Bedford, and a long-time volunteer with Fish in Mattapoisett and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Since 2009 Mrs. Lansky lived at Ruth's House, a Jewish assisted living community in Longmeadow, MA.
She is survived by her children: Philip Lansky and Shen Yu of Haifa, Israel; Aaron and Gail Lansky of Amherst, MA; and Yale Lansky and Rabbi Sue Ann Wasserman of Auburndale, MA; by her grandchildren, Adam, Rachel, Rebecca, Zipora, Shifra, Sasha, Chava and Ranan; by six brothers and sisters; and by 13 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place on Sunday, May 19, at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford, followed by interment at Plainfield Cemetery. A reception at the Synagogue followed the burial. Shiva will be held at the home of Yale Lansky and Sue-Ann Wasserman on Thursday from 1-4 and 7 - 9 PM, on Friday from 1-4, and on Saturday from 7-9PM. Shiva also took place at the home of Aaron and Gail Lansky, 39 Summerfield Road, Amherst, MA, on Monday and Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tifereth Israel Synagogue, or the Mattapoisett Library Trust, P.O. Box 475, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.
Thomas O. Phillips, Jr., 83, of Port Charlotte, FL, died May 14, 2013 in the Tidewell Hospice Center, Port Charlotte. He was the son of the late Thomas O. and Ella M. (Vaughan) Phillips.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Mattapoisett, Wareham and California before moving to Florida.
Mr. Phillips graduated from Fairhaven High School and El Camino College, Hawthorne, CA.
Mr. Phillips was a shipping clerk at Northup Co in California for many years before retiring. Previously he worked at Morse Twist Drill, C.F. Wing and Tobey Hospital.
He enjoyed reading and watching movies.
Survivors include a brother, Wayne B. Phillips of Crestline, CA; a sister, Barbara Bauer of Mattapoisett; many nephews and nieces including Diane Duarte of Arcadia, FL, his primary caregiver for the last several years. He was the brother of the late Earle and Robert Phillips.
His graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Pine Island Cemetery, Mattapoisett.
Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
For directions and online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
James M. Henderson, Jr., 78, of Mattapoisett, died Sunday May 19, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Alison B. (Hersey) Henderson.
Born in Milton, the son of the late James M. and Anna (Bassett) Henderson, he had resided in Mattapoisett since the age of four where he discovered his first loves of lobster fishing and sailboat racing.
Jimmie was formerly employed as a plumber for Plumbers Union Local 12 in Boston. Later in life, he found pleasure in detail woodworking and had built a lobster boat, sailboat and numerous exquisite doll houses. One of his side pleasures was enjoying the game of golf with friends. He was a simple man who was always happiest when working in his yard and spending time with his family and close neighbors. He took great pride in his property, which has been in the Henderson family since 1938.
He was a member of Pythagorean Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Marion, Aleppo Shriners Lodge 781 in Wilmington and the Lodge Council Chapter Consistory Scottish Rite Bodies of Southeastern Mass.
He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1957-1959.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Leslie B. Kesseli and her husband Steven of Acushnet, Whitney L.H. Renauld of East Freetown, and James M. "Jay" Henderson III of Mattapoisett; five grandchildren, Brooke Walsh-Kesseli and her fiance Russell Michaud, Liisa M. Walsh, Jennifer L. Renauld, Lauren A. Renauld, and Brett W. Renauld; and his loving four-legged companions, Miss Mollie and Spooky.
He was the father-in-law of the late Leo H. Renauld.
His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 10 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Wednesday. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Burn Institute - Boston Unit, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
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