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Elizabeth (Uhl) Dondyk, 88, of Marion died October 14, 2014 peacefully at home.
She was the wife of the late Dmytro Dondyk.
Born and raised in Lindenberg, Germany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Uhl) Miltz, she lived in Venezuela for many years before moving to the United States.
Mrs. Dondyk founded and ran a family enterprise with her late husband in Venezuela.
She was an active member of the Rotary Club while living in Venezuela.
Survivors include her son, Dmytro Dondyk and his wife Maria of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Victoria Dondyk of Marion; 2 sisters, Linde Shill and Rita Reuter, both of Lindenberg, Germany; 4 grandchildren, Dmytro Dondyk, Jr., Erich Dondyk, Stephanie Dondyk and Karen Dondyk; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Alexander "Sasha" Dondyk.
Her Funeral was held on Saturday, October 18th from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church. Visiting hours were held on Friday, October 17th. For guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

Marylin Virginia (Wood) Mills, of Acushnet died Wednesday, October 8th, after a courageous 4 ½ year battle with colon cancer. On the day of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving family.
Born September 2nd, 1936, in South Walpole, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Kelly) Wood, she lived in Acushnet most of her life. Marylin was a devoted wife to her husband, Everett, for 52 years until his passing in 2007. She was also his business partner at MVM Mechanical. She was a loving mother and proudly raised six children.
Marylin's greatest joy in life came from being with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with them hiking in New Hampshire and driving across both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in Virginia. Her other passion was volunteering at St. Francis Xavier School and she had done so from the 1960's up until recent years.
She is survived by her six children; Elizabeth Trull of Fairhaven, Everett Douglas Mills, Jr. and his wife Claudia of Mattapoisett, Peter Mills and his wife Kelley of Dartmouth, Jonathan Mills, Judith Furtado and her husband John of Acushnet and Joshua Mills and his wife Kathy of Connecticut; four grandsons, Nathaniel Trull, Graham Mills, Lynden Mills and Trevor Furtado; three granddaughters, Laura Mills, Gretta Mills and Shannon Mills; a brother, Thomas Wood and his wife Elizabeth of Fl.
Marylin was the grandmother of the late Benjamin Stearns Trull.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at: www.stjude.org/donatenow
Her Funeral Service will be private.

Mary A. (Mello) Fisher, 75, of Livingston, TX died October 13, 2014 at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was the wife of Robert C. Fisher.
Born and raised in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Mary (Lopes) Mello, she lived in Bellows Falls, VT for 22 years before moving to San Antonio, TX.
She was formerly employed as a rectory coordinator at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls, VT for many years. She was an active communicant of St. Charles Church and was active in Cursillo.
She was a prominent musician while living in Mattapoisett where she played in a symphonic band and taught music at The Symphony Music Shop.
Survivors include her husband; 2 sisters, her twin sister Florence Foley and Rosalie West, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral was held on Tuesday, October 21st from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church. Burial followed in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on Monday, October 20th. For guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com

Anne Fernandes, 80, of Riverside, RI formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday October 16, at Rhode Island Hospital. Mrs. Fernandes was born in Boston the daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret (Perry) Burgo. She was the wife of Joseph A. Fernandes Sr. and mother of Robyn L. Fernandes of CA, Stacey Fernandes of Wareham, Joseph A. Fernandes Jr. of North Dartmouth and Christian Fernandes of Wareham. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and her sisters Jean Nebes and Carol Owen both of RI. She was the sister of the late Alfred Burgo.
At her request funeral services will be private and visiting hours have been omitted.

Donald Duane Barber, 81, of Mattapoisett died October 17, 2014 peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital after complications following cancer surgery surrounded by his family.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara M. (MacLennan) Barber.
Born in Haywood, WI, the son of the late Daniel and Lena (Horne) Barber, he lived in Mattapoisett.
Mr. Barber was formerly employed as an engineer at Raytheon for many years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Air Force where he met his wife of 57 years. He enjoyed golfing, dancing, taking walks, traveling and most of all, being with his family. In recent years, Donald and Barbara enjoyed spending time in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL where they especially loved listening to the "Polka Boys." Donald and his brothers were known as the "Triple Threat" while playing sports in high school.
Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Katherine Barnett and her husband Alistair of Mattapoisett and Dianne Barber and her husband Carlos Smith of Medford, MA; 2 sons, John Barber and his companion Eileen Turnbull of East Providence and David Barber and his fiancee Nancy Hudgins of Sudbury, MA; 2 brothers, his twin brother Dennis Barber and his wife Ginny of Beaver Creek, OH and James Barber and his wife Joanne of Plymouth, MN; 6 grandchildren, Rachel Barnett, Michael Barnett, Jared Barnett and his wife Allie, Stefani Barber, Vincent Barber and John Barber; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Dorothy Staub and her husband Marshall.
His private funeral arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For online

Ann S. (Farley) Rezendes, 74, of Mattapoisett died October 19, 2014 unexpectedly at home.
She was the wife of Francis A. Rezendes.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Farley, she lived in Franklin, MA and Mattapoisett most of her life.
Mrs. Rezendes was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
She was formerly employed as a physical education teacher at Taunton High School and later was a receptionist at Robert Allen Textile.
Mrs. Rezendes was a member of the Sweet Adeline Chorus.
Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Farley Rezendes and his wife Kristine of Lancaster, PA and Guy Rezendes and his wife Kimberly of Franklin, MA; and 4 grandchildren.
Her arrangements are incomplete.

Colleen P. (Gauvin) Calise, 51, of Mattapoisett died October 19, 2014 peacefully at Tobey Hospital.
She was the wife of Stephen W. Calise.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Bernard and Nancy (Hawes) Gauvin, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life.
Colleen was a communicant and former CCD teacher at St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Bedford Village Nursing Home for many years, a job that she truly loved.
Colleen enjoyed spending time with her sons, camping and hiking.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Bedford Village Nursing Home and Cape Cod Express for their support.
Survivors include her husband; her parents; 3 sons, Taran Calise, Colin Calise and Alex Calise, all of Mattapoisett; 2 brothers, Mark Gauvin and his wife Kathy of Mattapoisett and Scott Gauvin and his wife Janet of Rochester; a sister, Joann Price and her husband Jim of Mattapoisett; her beloved cousin, Lorry Barry of Mattapoisett; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 25th at 11 AM in St. Anthony's Church. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Colleen Calise Memorial Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, P.O. Box 455, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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