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Stephen "Twoy" Wong, 79, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday July 7, 2014 in the company of his loving family.
Stephen was born in New Bedford to the late Jade (Woo) and Charlie Wong. He was the youngest of their seven children.
Stephen was a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, attended Syracuse University in New York and Southeastern Massachusetts Technical College in Dartmouth. He served in the United States Army from 1959-1961 and was on active duty in Okinawa, Japan, for one year.
In 1963, Stephen married Margaret "Pegi" Foley and moved to Mattapoisett. For over fifty years, he worked in his family's iconic restaurant, the Cathay Temple, as part owner and general manager. He retired in 2000.
Stephen is survived by Pegi, his wife of 51 years, and three daughters: Jennifer Wong, Carolyn Wong Sedille and Shannon Wong-Sjoberg. Additional survivors include sons-in-law, Johannes Sjoberg and Douglas Sedille; granddaughters Olivia and Matilda Wong-Sjoberg and grandsons Benjamin and Dylan Sedille. He is also survived by his brother Dennis Wong, sisters May Moy and husband Philip, Sue van Wiggerin, and Debbie Holt, and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service was held on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 9 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Thomas F. Skrutski, 71, of Rochester had wonderful riding weather for his passing to Harley Heaven on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by his family after his third and final courageous battle with cancer. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Betty June Reynolds.
Thomas' employment included working on the oil barges and cross-country truck driving for AFC. Thomas was the founder of Tootle Chimney Sweeps, Center Village and most recently a co-founder of The Bonney House in Rochester. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Rochester. He served in the United States Army as a Heavy Weapons Infantryman, 101st Airborne and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He also served as a Merchant Marine in Desert Storm.
Thomas' greatest loves were his family, riding his Harley and creating new business ventures. He once embarked on a 27-day cross-country journey on his motorcycle to benefit cancer.
Survivors include 4 daughters: Dani Sue Gladson and her husband, Jeff, of Wyoming, MI; Kerri Sousa and her husband, Leo, of Fall River; Roselie Beland and her husband, Joel, of Fairhaven; and Heather Melo and her husband, Herman, of Fairhaven; 2 step-children: Jessica Taylor and Adam Cecil, both of Rochester; his former wife: Marjorie of Rochester; a very special friend Polly Church of Rochester; a brother: Jeffrey "Buford" Armes of New Bedford; 3 sisters: Marguerite Cleland of Florida, Sandra Armes of Michigan and Michelle Gilliam of New York state; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces & nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester.
Reception to follow.
Everett E. Richardson Jr., 67, of Marion passed away Friday July 11, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. Mr. Richardson was the husband of Barbara L. (LaChance) Richardson of Marion. He was born in Providence, RI the son of the late Everett and Inez (Ramos) Richardson. He attended Providence public schools and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. Mr. Richardson recently retired from the Ocean Spray Co. as a cook and supervisor.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Andrea Mitchell of Providence, Barbara "Lisa" Richardson of Providence, Susan Vasvatekis of Marion, Deborah DiMiranda of West Wareham and Scott Boggs of Bridgewater. He was the grandfather of ; Andre, Lenny, Saria, Kejuan, Dyquan, Kemoni, Daziah, Corissa, Troyana, Alaysha, Passion, Charles, Wesley, Mitchell, Paul, Yanni, George, Vicky, Ce Ce, Jamie and Lynn. He was also the great grandfather of James, Dimony, David, Paul, Paris, Ben and Santwaun. He was also survived by many loving relatives, friends and he was the father of the late James Boggs and grandfather of the late Jamont Richardson.
Services will be private.
Donald J. Moran, 80, of Mattapoisett died Sunday July 13, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center surrounded by his family and friends.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late James and Natalie (Fontaine) Moran, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
Mr. Moran was formerly employed as a sergeant with the Mattapoisett Police Department until his retirement after 38 years of service. He had also been a plasterer for Local 39, Plasterers and Cement Masons.
Donald was a fixture on the Mattapoisett Town Wharf.
He served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany from 1956-1958. He was a member of the Massachusetts Police Officers Association.
His family would like to thank the staff of Sippican Healthcare Center for the extraordinary care shown to Donald during his illness.
He is survived by his brother, James F. Moran and wife Annette of Mattapoisett; his niece and caregiver, Christine Richards; his nephew, Patrick Moran; and his great-niece, Molly Richards.
He was the uncle of the late Stephen Moran.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM at St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Cause for Paws, 11 Ridgewood Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
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