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Paul F. Keane, 92, of Mattapoisett died Sunday November 23, 2014 at home. He was the husband of the late Mary H. (Bauer) Keane.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Paul and Julia (Long) Keane, he lived in Mattapoisett for many years.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Keane served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years until his retirement in 1963. He later served in the Fleet Reserve for ten years. Following his naval service, he was employed as a custodian at Old Rochester Regional High School for twenty years.
He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Kate Souza who was his caregiver.
He was the brother of the late Brother William Keane, ss.cc.
His Funeral was held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Burial with military honors was in Center Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday November 25, 2014. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Humane Society and Shelter - SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Douglas G. Bowman, Sr., 64, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 20, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the longtime companion of Rebekah Pimental of New Bedford.
Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Walter Bowman, Sr. and Florence (Morse) Bowman, he grew up in Mattapoisett and lived in Fairhaven for many years before moving to New Bedford 20 years ago.
Mr. Bowman was the owner/operator of Doug's Prop Shop in Fairhaven. He enjoyed fishing and being with his dogs on walks. Doug was a member of the Fairhaven Varsity Club.
He is also survived by his three sons, Douglas G. Bowman, Jr. of New Bedford, Gary A. Bowman and his wife Kelly of Sunderland, MA and Matthew M. Bowman and his wife Crystal of New Bedford; his former wife, Anne T. (Gallant) Bowman of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Shawn, Christian, Paige, Brenden, and Jorja; seven brothers, Walter, Robert, Neil and Mark Bowman all of New Bedford, Stanley Bowman of Acushnet, Carlton Bowman of Florida and George Bowman of Taunton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of his deceased brother William.
Calling hours were Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Cremation will follow and interment will be private.

Marc A. Rouillier, 54, of Rochester passed away November 23,2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Cindy L. (Wamboldt) Rouillier.
Mr. Rouillier was born in New Bedford, son of the late Roland and Claire (Levesque) Rouillier, and resided in Rochester for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Long Plain United Methodist Church, Acushnet. He was employed as a customer service representative by KVH Industries, RI. He loved his dogs, motorcycle, pizza at Pa Raffa's, salt-water fishing and his wood stove. He had many friends who he referred to as "brothers" and was very proud of his children.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by his son: Jordan M. Rouillier; his daughter: Jae R. Rouillier; his sister: Cecile Fiano and her husband, Robert; his brother: Denis Rouillier; his aunt: Irene Morse; his dear friends: Esther and Ted Turbak; and several nieces & nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced when the date is set.

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