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Gilbert P. Pelletier, age 80, of Fairhaven, formerly of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Jeannette E. (Lavallee) Pelletier.
He was born in New Bedford, the son of the late Lawrence and Angelina (Theriault) Pelletier. Mr. Pelletier was a self-employed Mechanic for many years. In his youth he worked at his family's business, Pelletier and Berube Junk Yard in New Bedford, the former Chamberlin's Manufacturing and Hemmingway's both of New Bedford. He owned and operated his own Texaco Gas Station and Gil's Tools in New Bedford.
Gilbert enjoyed racing cars at Seekonk Speedway in the 1950's and 1960's. He was a member of the Friends of Poland in New Bedford and enjoyed camping, traveling and golf.
He is survived by his three daughters Deborah Hardy of Fairhaven, Brenda Gaj and her husband Walter of Fairhaven and Karen Pelleiter and her companion Ray Fitzpatrick of Attleboro; five grandchildren Sandra and Rachel Hardy, Miranda and Matthew Gaj and Casey Fitzpatrick; his companion Joan Berard of Swansea; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pelletier was also the brother of the late Freddie, Bertrand, Maurice, Lawrence and Robert Pelletier.
His funeral was held on Monday, February 23, 2015 from the Rock Funeral Home 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass in St. Francis of Xavier Church 125 Main St., Acushnet. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. To send a tribute please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com
John W. "Jack" Lockwood, D.M.D., 94, of Mattapoisett, died at home on Saturday February 14, 2015. He was the husband of Gail J. (Jackson) Lockwood and the late Ruth (Bailey) Lockwood.
Born in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, the son of the late George and E. Muriel (Woodhams) Lockwood, he moved to Wrentham at the age of 2 and lived many years as a child in the former Helen Keller home.
Educated at Wrentham Center School, he worked as machinist at Winter Brothers Company in Wrentham. He attended Boston University and then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1943 where he was trained as a flight link instructor and was deployed to Italy and North Africa.
After being discharged from the Air Force, he remained in the Reserves for six years. He then attended Bates College and graduated in 1956 from Tufts University Dental School. He practiced in Franklin with Dr. Vena, then opened his own family dental practice in his home in Wrentham. He retired to Mattapoisett in 1985.
Jack had a passion for gardening and was twice featured in the Standard-Times. He had also been a beekeeper, tapped his own maple trees and made maple syrup, and loved fishing, shellfishing, waterskiing and downhill skiing. He was still skiing at Sunday River in Maine at the age of 90 until his stroke.
He was the chairman for the development of the Sweatt Recreational Ski Area in Wrentham and was leader of the ski patrol there. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol and patrolled at Killington Mountain in Vermont for several years. He volunteered in the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program in New Bedford, was a member of the Machaucum Club in Mattapoisett, and was a life member of the American Dental Association.
He is survived by his wife, Gail; five sons, Richard Lockwood and his wife Diane of Laconia, NH, Dana Lockwood and his wife Lisa of Utah, Darrell Lockwood and his wife Maryanne of Goffstown, NH, Dirk Lockwood and his wife Beverly of Byron Center, MI, and Kurt Lockwood of Mattapoisett; a sister, Dorothy Smith of Walpole; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Roy and Harold Lockwood.
There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be announced this spring. In Jack's memory, donations may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, or Life Choice Hospice, 123 Waterhouse Rd., Suite 5, Bourne, MA 02532. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Alma Jean Campbell, 87, of Mattapoisett, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center, in Fairhaven.
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Hiel Stillman and Flora M. (Remington) Campbell, she graduated from John Marshall High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. She lived in Dartmouth in the sixties and settled in Mattapoisett in 1969.
Alma was a school teacher for 38 years retiring from Fairhaven High School in 1992 after teaching there for 33 years.
She was an avid golfer playing at the Rochester Golf Club and in various women's leagues at Poquoy Brook, Lakeville and Rochester Golf Clubs.
She is survived by close friends, Jane McGowan and Joan Bisbee both of Fairhaven. Ms Campbell was the sister of the late Hiel S. Campbell, Jr.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, 1015, at 11:00am, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Visitation will be from 10-11am prior to the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.
Glenn M. MacBrien of Mattapoisett died February 17, 2015 unexpectedly at the age of 60. Born at Langley Air Force Base in South Hampton, VA, he was the son of the late Helen R. (Tracy) and Donald MacBrien. He grew up in Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park, NY. As a passionate sports fan he enjoyed playing sports and was the offensive guard for the Roosevelt Presidents. He was a 1972 graduate of Franklin Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY. He attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 1974.
Glenn moved to Massachusetts in his early 20's residing in the town of Mattapoisett. He worked as an accomplished chef for numerous local establishments, including the Huttleston House, Louie's on the Wharf, and the Capeway Manor. Following a lengthy career in the culinary industry, Glenn developed his skills as a carpenter eventually leading to him starting his own business specializing in historically accurate restorations of antique homes. He demonstrated his passion and skillset on many homes including his own in Mattapoisett, and neighboring towns. He was very passionate about history, and enjoyed traveling to places of historical significance, eager to share his interest with his family. In addition to his passion for history, Glenn was a lover of music enjoying a wide range of musicians, but none more than the Grateful Dead, a band he followed since he was a teenager.
Glenn was a hard worker and was always up to something working on projects with his home and helping neighbors and friends.
He was a very determined and advantageous individual who showed his friends and family and those around him how hard work and perseverance pays off.
He is survived by his former wife, Dorothy Wheeler of Mattapoisett; his children, Eric MacBrien of Mattapoisett, and Sarah Perkoski and husband Joshua of Taunton; his siblings, David MacBrien and his wife Rose of Stony Brook, NY, Donald MacBrien and wife Paula of West Islip, NY, and Cynthia Collins of Mahopac, NY; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Collins of Portland, OR, Justin and Aaron Collins of Mahopac, NY, Emily and Donnie MacBrien of West Islip, NY, and Melissa and Jack MacBrien of Stony Brook, NY.
His Memorial Services will be held on Thursday February 26, 2015 between 2-5 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Veterans Transition House, 20 Willis St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Charles B. Dunn, age 83, passed away February 18, 2015. He was born and lived most of his life in Mattapoisett. He graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1949 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953. After his naval service, he returned to this area, where he worked in New Bedford at Revere Copper and Brass Inc. until his retirement. He is survived by his widow Edna S. Dunn, his son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Lisa Dunn, and several grand and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.
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