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Robert E. Wenstrom, 89, of Mattapoisett died November 13, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with kidney disease.
He was the husband of the late Martha D. (Delano) Wenstrom, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Harold E. and Helen E. (Tinkham) Wenstrom, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Mr. Wenstrom began his forestry career with the Massachusetts Division of Forests and Parks, Department of Natural Resources in 1954 when he was assigned to Myles Standish Forest. He then worked at Shawme-Crowell State Forest before retiring as senior supervisor from Massasoit State Park. Mr. Wenstrom was also a volunteer fire fighter with the Mattapoisett Fire Department.
He was a member of the Machaucum Club.
In retirement, he enjoyed vacationing in Maine with his wife. He enjoyed spending time with friends on the Mattapoisett town wharf. Mr. Wenstrom also enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, biking and walking.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Florence Eastman American Legion in Mattapoisett.
Survivors include his 2 daughters, Laurie Niemiec of Mattapoisett and Pamela Archambault and her husband Paul of Fairhaven; 3 grandchildren, Nichole Sullivan, Heather Beaulieu and Kellie Archambault; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kaia and Bria.
He was the brother of the late Richard Wenstrom and Olive Groves.
His visiting hours were held on Saturday, November 18th with a prayer service following in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675. For guestbook. please visit

Steven Jeffrey Ayres, age 61, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Kim (Potvin) Ayres with whom he was married for 27 years.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Louis and Marjorie Patricia (Chantre) Ayres. Steven was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Bristol Community College. He was the owner operator of Steve's Moving Service. He loved his cats, hunting, fishing, metal detecting, and antique cars. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Survivors in addition to his wife are his step mother Carol Ayres of New Bedford, a half- brother: David Ayres of New Jersey, a half-sister: Rosemarie Ayres of New Bedford. Steve wished for us to remember his late grandparents Frank C. and Laura Ayres, whom he loved very much and will now be with again.
His visitation was held Monday, November 20 at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford. His Funeral service was held on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Steve and Kim's favorite animal shelter, CARE Southcoast, payable to CARE, Southcoast, 111 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743 or to For

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