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Mary F. (Hathaway) Cruz, 83, of Marion died Nov. 17, 2015 at Care One of New Bedford. She was the widow of the late Manuel J. Cruz and the daughter of the late Richard D. and Alice J. (Mitchell) Hathaway.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Marion all of her life.
Mrs. Cruz worked at Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Company in New Bedford for many years before retiring.
She enjoyed word puzzles and square dancing.
Survivors include her brother, Winfred Hathaway of New Bedford and many nephews and nieces. She was the step sister of the late Burton E. Cloyd.
Her funeral service was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Visiting hours were held on Friday at the funeral home.

Ellen A. (Blythe) Basse Dietz, 78, of Marion died November 18, 2015 at her home after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Albert Basse, Jr. and the late Col. Arthur H. Dietz.
Born in Leighton, AL, the daughter of the late Eugene V. and Shirley (Preuit) Blythe, she lived in Easton and Marion for many years.
After the death of her late husband Albert in 1976, she successfully managed and ran the family business, Albert Basse Associates in Stoughton, MA, later joined by her sons.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, the beach and reading.
Survivors include her 5 children, Deborah Basse Ewing and her husband Michael Meachen of Marion, Lynda Basse D'Amico and her husband Pat of North Attleboro, Albert "Chip" Basse, III and his wife Deborah, Edwin E. Basse and his wife Angela, and Christopher J. Basse and his wife Pamela, all of North Easton; 4 step-children, Nonie Garvey and her husband Mark and Arthur T. Dietz and his partner Rhonda, all of Idaho, Peggy Pietig and her husband John of Laguna Beach, CA and Eric Dietz and his wife Renee of Washington; 4 siblings, Emily Lidikay of Birmingham, Gregg P. Blythe of Decatur, AL, Robert Blythe of Birmingham, AL and Richard Blythe of Hartselle, AL; a brother-in-law, David Merchant of Dallas, TX; 24 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Eugene "Sonny" Blythe and the sister-in-law of the late Nancy Merchant and Barbara Coffee.
Her Funeral Service was held on Monday at Tabor Academy's Wickenden Chapel. Burial followed in Old Landing Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on Sunday in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For guestbook, please visit

Robert I. Wing, 86, of Marion, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Joan C. (Dougall) Wing. They had been married for 60 years.
Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Irving & Julia (Goss) Wing. A previous resident of Bourne, he moved to Marion in 1956. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served from 1953 to 1955. After his military service, Mr. Wing started his career as a truck driver and quickly worked to own and operate his own trucking company, eventually becoming a consultant in the bulk transportation field.
Mr. Wing was a member and 4 time Past Master of Pythagorean Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Marion, a member of Union Lodge, Nantucket and Independence Lodge, Malden. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master of Nantucket 31st Masonic District and was Grand Lodge representative of Massachusetts to Brazil.
Mr. Wing was also awarded the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal, Lodge Ambassador, 50 year Past Master certificate, Veterans Medal and was a member of the Shriners. He also was advisor for DeMolay and received the DeMolay Legion of Honor award. Mr. Wing was also a member of the Marion V.F.W. Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425. He was also Past President of Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club and was an Eagle Scout.
He travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe on ski vacations, enjoyed gardening, Patriots football and reading. Mr. Wing was also a model train enthusiast and collected "N" scale model trains.
The Wing family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Bob's Masonic friends for their support during this difficult time.
Survivors include his wife; his children, Bonnie LaMotange of Beverly, Linda J. Ward of Wareham; Robert D. Wing, Deborah J. Thompson and Patricia R. Rowley all of Marion; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, the late Phyllis Wing and his brother, the late Alvin Harvey Wing.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and family man.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery, Converse Rd., Marion at 2 PM. Visiting hours have been omitted.
Donations in his memory may be made to Pythagorean Lodge Angel Fund, P.O. Box 947, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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