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Jeannine G. (Guilbault) Dickerson, 56, of Marion died September 7, 2014 at home after a long illness.
She was the wife of Jeffrey P. Dickerson.
Born in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert and Maddeline (Frechette) Guilbault, she was raised in Fenton, Michigan and has lived in Marion for the last 20 years.
Jeannine was formerly employed by Mechanical Dynamics in Ann Arbor, MI and Software 2000 in Hyannis, MA for 15 years before becoming a stay a home mom.
She was a member of the SippicanTennis Club and the Kittansett Club. Jeannine also served on several boards for the Town of Marion including Marion Recreation Committee.
Survivors include her husband; 2 daughters, Haley Dickerson and Kinsley Dickerson, both of Marion; her step-mother, Joyce Guilbault of Fenton, MI; 3 brothers, David Guilbault of Humbuldt, Canada and Robert Guilbault and Stephen Guilbault, both of Fenton, MI; a sister, Diane Guilbault, of Ann Arbor, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Suzanne Smith.
Her Graveside Service was held on Thursday, September 11th in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge, in memory of Jeannine Dickerson, 77 4th Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Joseph R. Andrews, Jr., 91, of Dartmouth died Thursday September 11, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Edith (Correia) Andrews.
Born and raised in Mattapoisett, the son of the late Joseph R. and Beatrice (Faria-Monteiro) Andrews, he lived in Dartmouth for most of his life.
Mr. Andrews had been a master glazier for Andrews Brothers Glass Company and Guido's Plate Glass. He later served as a police officer for the New Bedford Police Department for 13 years. He later owned and operated Sean's Restaurant in Swansea and had been the executive chef at many of the leading restaurants and clubs in the area including the Kittansett Club, the Hawthorne Country Club, the Holiday Inn, P.J. Kelly's, and the Chatham Arms. He had been an instructor at New Bedford Vocational High School in the after school culinary arts program for at-risk students. His final career was serving as the Director of Food Service Operations at UMass Dartmouth until his retirement.
During World War II, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Battles of Luzon and New Guinea. He was a member of the Andrews-Dahill Post 1531, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In his younger days, he played semi-professional baseball on teams in New Bedford and Cape Cod. He was featured in an article in the Fishing Gazette about catching scrod locally, flash freezing it and shipping it to other parts of the country arriving as fresh as when it was shipped.
He is survived by his wife Edith; his children, Clyde A. Andrews and his companion, Susan Cadieux, City Councillor Naomi R.A. Carney, and Mark D. Andrews and his fiancee Colleen Jackson, all of New Bedford, and Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, former Chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, and her husband Daniel of Edgartown; his son-in-law, Edward F. Carney; a close family friend, Roger Brightman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Jose R. Andrews III, and brother of the late Marjorie Payne, Roy Andrews, David Andrews, Mildred Barros, Pauline Collins, and Blanche Perry.
His Funeral was held on Monday from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford. A private family burial was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Nicolas Laliberte, 3 months old, died September 12, 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, from a lifelong battle with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which is a rare disorder that affects fewer than one in a million births.
He was the son of Andrea (Fontes) and Michael Laliberte.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Giuliana Laliberte of Wareham; his paternal grandparents, Maria (Nunes) and Carlos Fontes of Taunton; his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth (Medeiros) and Edmond Laliberte of New Bedford; 2 uncles, James Fontes of Taunton and Christopher Laliberte of Dartmouth.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday in St. Patrick's Church in Wareham. Burial followed in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. Arrangements were with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, 2757 Anchor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064 or online at www.ebkids.org or to DebRA 75 Broad St., Suite 300 New York, NY 10004 or online at www.debra.org. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Lois Whiteman Hopkins, died at age 97, on Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Brewer Hopkins. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., and spent her later years in Lancaster, Pa., and Marion, Mass.
She is survived by her daughters: Nancy Southard (John) of Winston-Salem, N.C., Constance Pierce (David) of Marion, Mass., and Margaret Hopkins of Mount Gretna, Pa. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is the sister of Mary Elizabeth Maxson of Danbury, Conn., and the grandmother of the late Andrew P. Freeman.
Ceremonies: A gathering of friends and family will celebrate her life in the fall. Because of her love of reading, we ask that in lieu of flowers, gifts be directed to the Elizabeth Tabor Library, 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 and the Tabor Academy Library, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 in Honor of Suzy Titus.

Josephine E. (DiRenzo) Cafarella, 94, of Wareham died Friday, September 12th at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Cafarella, Sr.
Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Catherine (Cafarella) DiRenzo. A previous resident of Somerville, she moved to Wareham 47 years ago. A homemaker, Mrs. Cafarella also worked for 20 years as a cafeteria worker in the Wareham Public School system. She also volunteered for several years at Tobey Hospital. She loved knitting, cooking and flower gardening.
She is survived by her son, Frank Cafarella of Marion; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, the late Joseph D. Cafarella, Jr. and her sisters, the late Rose Agneta and Nancy Roffi and her grandson; the late Matthew J. Cafarella.
Her funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Thurs., Sept. 18th at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rita's Church, Front St., Marion at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours have been omitted.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Rita's Church, P.O. Box 902, Marion, MA 02738.

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