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Gerald J. White, 68, of Taunton, formerly of Mattapoisett and Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday November 23, 2016.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late George S. and Frances A. (Handspicker) White, he had lived in Mattapoisett for many years before moving to Dartmouth in 1995 and to Taunton in 2012.
Gerry was formerly employed as an assembler for Harbor Services.
He was an avid Elvis Presley and Beatles fan.
Survivors include a brother, G. Daniel White and his wife Holly of Mattapoisett; a sister, Ruth E. White of Mattapoisett; three nieces, Ashley Sweatland, Samantha White, and Danielle Miller, a great-nephew, Daniel Sweatland; a cousin, Frank S. White III, and his Southeastern Residential Services family.
A visitation will be held on Friday December 2, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with burial services following at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Mattapoisett at 3 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Frances R. Mazerolle, 90, of New Bedford died November 21, 2016 at The Oaks Nursing Home.
Born and raised in Marion, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Alice M. (Arnold) Robinson, she lived in New Bedford for the past 31 years.
She was a member of the Credit Women's Business Club, a founding member of the Keith Junior High School PTA and was active with PTA fundraising by putting on shows.
Survivors include a son, George Haymaker and his wife Marie of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Donna Haymaker-Snyder of San Antonio, TX; 5 grandchildren, William Haymaker, Jeffrey Haymaker, Kirk Haymaker, Cheryl Stocker and Jay Snyder; 6 great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Alice Costa.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. For on-line guestbook, please visit

Paul Austin Roche, 87, of Mattapoisett died on November 25, 2016 after a brief illness at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Roche for 56 years. He was born in Boston, the son of the late John Roche and Mary (O'Toole) Roche. During his life, Paul lived primarily in Boston, Madison CT, Sudbury and Mattapoisett. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett, and was married there in 1957. He was a graduate of Boston English High School, class of 1947 (where he lettered in track) and Boston College, class of 1955 (Business degree). He proudly served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1950-1953. He worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, primarily with Liberty Mutual where he met his wife in 1956.
He leaves his four sons, Brian of Southborough, David and wife Patricia of Southborough, Stephen and wife Donna of Hollis NH, and Christopher and wife Kathleen of Westford; and his sister Barbara of Baldwin, MD. He also leaves 11 grandchildren whose visits he so loved, and many nieces and nephews.
His family will receive visitors at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett on Friday December 2nd from 10-11:30 am, followed by a 12 pm Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Leo J. Belanger, 92, of Mattapoisett died peacefully on Monday November 28, 2016 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anita T. (Desroches) Belanger.
Born in Northbridge, the son of the late Majorique "Jerry" and Diana (Leclerc) Belanger, he was raised in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1989.
Mr. Belanger was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
He was formerly employed as a firefighter with the New Bedford Fire Department for many years before retiring as District Fire Chief. He was also a repair technician at Sears in Dartmouth.
Mr. Belanger was a member of the New Bedford Track Club and enjoyed tennis and ping pong. He enjoyed daily coffee at the coffee shop with his friends.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his daughter, Janet Tremblay of Mattapoisett; a granddaughter, Nicole Harrington and her husband Stephen of Mattapoisett; a sister, Doris Richard of Fort Myers Beach, FL; 3 great-grandchildren, Aiden Harrington, Elizabeth Harrington and Owen Harrington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Jeanette Gifford, Dorothy Almeida and Pauline Picard.
Funeral from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett Thursday at 10 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday from 6-8 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Donald K. Marvin, 95, of Mattapoisett died November 27, 2016 at Alden Court Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Elsie Lee (McCarthy) Marvin.
Born in Mount Vernon, NY, the son of the late Charles R. and Mary M. (Fletcher) Marvin, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Marvin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University.
Mr. Marvin was formerly employed as a teacher at Fairhaven High School and Dartmouth High School and retired from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
He enjoyed sailing and gardening and was known for hybridizing daylilies. A garden was named in his honor at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA.
Mr. Marvin served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Thomas Marvin and his wife Marta of Indianapolis, IN and John Marvin and his wife Emilie of Chuluota, FL; 6 grandchildren, James, Steven, Tess, Elizabeth, David and Andrea; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Nathan Marvin and Rev. Ellison Marvin.
His Graveside Service will be held on Saturday December 3 at 10 AM in Cushing Cemetery, Acushnet Road, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours are omitted. A reception following the service will be held at The Bay Club, 63 County Road (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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