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Eileen A. (Mattos) Murphy-Sabino, 74, of Marion and formerly of Mattapoisett passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Tobey Hospital, in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Kenneth J. Murphy and the late Jose "Jack" Sabino.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Antone and Lenore (Casey) Mattos, she grew up in New Bedford and lived in Mattapoisett for 42 years prior to moving to Marion two and a half years ago.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth J. Murphy, Jr., David A. Murphy and his companion Brenda Cote, Gary M. Murphy and Mark R. Murphy and his companion Kim Richards; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Daniel, Robert and Antone Mattos, Jr.; a sister, Marie Rivers and the late Lenore Correia and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.

Ernest G. Lajeunesse, 89, of Mattapoisett, died Sunday April 13, 2014 at Our Lady's Haven after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Stone) Lajeunesse.
Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Narcisse and Laura J. (Vallier) Lajeunesse, he lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth before moving to Mattapoisett 38 years ago. He also wintered in Florida for many years.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division - "the Screaming Eagles " - in the European Theater, participating in the Battles of the Rhineland, the Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with bronze service arrowhead, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
After completing his military service, he studied to become a mechanic and eventually became the fleet maintenance supervisor for Gulf Hill Dairy. He later worked for ComElectric where he was the senior purchasing agent until his retirement.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
His family would like to say thank you to the wonderful people at Our Lady's Haven for their excellent care; to his special friends and neighbors; and to Mason, the young man who helped Ernie with projects with his car and around his house.
Survivors include his son, David E. Lajeunesse and his companion Nancy of Dartmouth; two grandsons, Scott M. Lajeunesse and his wife Beth and their children Zachary, Nathan, Sarah and Brooke, and Brian D. Lajeunesse and his wife Ali and their children Haley, Ben and Jack; and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter #9, 755 Pine St., Fall River, MA 02720. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Raymond T. Tolley, 92, of Rochester died April 11, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Louise H. (Manchester) Tolley.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late George H. and Lilian (McCartney) Tolley, he lived in Dartmouth and Harwich before retiring to Rochester in 2004.
Mr. Tolley was a member of the North Baptist Church.
He was formerly employed by A&P Grocery Store for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Tolley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late George Tolley, Jr. and Marion Hanks.
His private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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