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Joseph P. McCarthy, 97, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Rochester, MA died Feb. 17, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. He was the husband of the late Marie R. (Florentine) McCarthy and the son of the late James W. and Catherine (Bagley) McCarthy.
He was born in New York, New York and lived in Rochester for many years before moving to Annapolis.
Mr. McCarthy worked as a Draftsman for Sperry Rand Company in Syosset, NY for 30 years before retiring.
He enjoyed his family, traveling and being the Shine Coordinator at the Rochester Senior Center. He was an avid reader and history buff.
He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Rochester, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in East Freetown.
Survivors include his daughter, Maureen Eschbacher of Annapolis, MD; his son, Joseph G. McCarthy of Medford, NY; a sister, Theresa Sclafani of CT; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany Burch, Linda McCarthy and Joseph McCarthy; 3 great granddaughters, Kaylynne McCarthy, Brynn Burch and Brielle Burch. He was the brother of the late Marie Braun.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester. Burial will follow in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, visit:

Mary G. (Murphy) Whalen, 96, of Rochester, formerly of New Bedford passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John W. Whalen.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Edward D. and Margaret G. (Gibbons) Murphy, she lived in New Bedford for nine decades before moving to her daughter's home in Rochester in 2010.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Lawrence Church, where she was a member of the Guard of Honor Society.
Mrs. Whalen was a pioneer in the Special Education Department of the New Bedford Public Schools, having primarily taught at Keith Junior High School.
She was a member of the Catholic Woman's Club. She was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy in Fall River and the College of New Rochelle.
She is survived by three children, John W. Whalen, Jr. and his wife Constance of Fairhaven, Mark E. Whalen and his wife Cherilyn of Dartmouth, and Ann M. Desrosiers and her husband Paul of Rochester; six grandchildren, Erin C. Whalen, Jessica E. Buonopane, Brian S. Whalen, Luke M. Whalen, Amy E. Carlson, and Megan K. Desrosiers; and eight great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at 11 AM at St. Lawrence Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation was on Wednesday morning from 9-10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Lawrence Parish Food Pantry, 110 Summer St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Raymond Edward Wilson, Jr., 86, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday February 20, 2017 at the Royal of Fairhaven after a long illness. He was the husband of Betty J. (King) Wilson,
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Raymond E. Wilson and Ethel (Harris) Wilson Brown, he lived in Mattapoisett for the past 48 years.
Mr. Wilson served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years until his discharge as a Technical Sergeant in 1972. He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his retirement, he was employed as head of shipping and receiving at Polaroid Corporation in New Bedford.
He is survived by his wife Betty; seven children, Charles Botts, Leslie Botts, Yvonne Botts, Raymond Wilson III, Rodney Wilson, Bruce Wilson, and Venita Wilson; his sister, Joan Riley; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Wilson.
His Funeral Service with military honors will be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9-10 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett prior to the cemetery service. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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