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Colleen V. Strout, 86, of Marion formerly of Hanover and Milton, passed away on Monday January 25, at Saint Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. Mrs. Strout was the wife of the late Walter T. Strout. She was born in Wareham the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Virginia E. (Eldridge) Moore.
She attended Milton Public Schools and Boston College. She worked for many years as an Investment Advisor for State Street Bank in Boston. She was an avid reader and she enjoyed traveling, boating and playing cards.
Mrs. Strout is survived by: her sister Patricia Locke of FL, a brother William McKinnon of FL and many loving relatives and friends. She was the sister of the late Robert McKinnon and Abbie May Gibbs.
A private graveside service was held on Friday, January 29, in North Marion Cemetery, Marion.
Jeannette Zora Turnbull, 96, of Marion, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home. She was the widow of William Veale Turnbull and the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ana Medeiros Zora.
Jeannette was born in Marion and attended Marion elementary schools. She graduated from Tabor Academy in 1938 and the Kinyon-Campbell Business School in 1939.
Jeannette served as a cryptographer at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island during World War II and at the Pentagon during the Korean Conflict. While stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, Mrs. Turnbull was one of the first women to work as an FAA air traffic controller in the tower at Norfolk.
Jeannette was an intrepid traveler, avid reader and gifted gardener. Wherever her family was stationed Jeannette was actively involved in the school community. In Marion she served as a VASE volunteer at Sippican School and a scout leader.
Survivors include her son, Porter V. Turnbull, D.C. of Haleiwa, Hawaii; her daughters, Zora Ann Turnbull Lynch of Marion, Cecily Balboni of Marion and Keeley Chretien of Winchendon; a brother, Robert J. Zora of Rochester; two sisters, Pauline Hiller and Nancy Clarke both of Marion; eight grandchildren; two great -grandchildren; many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Edward and Joseph Zora.
Her graveside service was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours have been omitted.
Donations in her memory may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
Warren S. Savaria, 60, a lifelong resident of Rochester, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, in the presence of his family, encircled in love. He was the son of the late Charles and Constance (Nute) Savaria.
Mr. Savaria was a painter by trade and learned his craft at an early age from his surrogate father, "Big John" Charbonneau and the extended Charbonneau family. In later years he joined the John Eagan Co as a union painter. In the past 40 years, there are few private homes or buildings in the South Coast area and beyond that have not been touched by Warren's brush.
Warren enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, taking his Labrador, Sheba, on walks through the many local nature trails, watching Judge Judy, keeping up with Mary Worth, gardening and reading the history of local Native American Indians and stories of the old West. But what brought him the most joy was spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. His legacy will be the many hilarious stories family and friends can remember in an instant that recall times spent with this dear soul. His humor, kindness and devotion to those he loved, will remain a comfort to all those that miss him.
He is survived by his son, Zachary Savaria and partner, Krystina Bartnick and their two children, Kaya and Scarlet Savaria of Rochester; his daughter, Hannah Savaria of Dartmouth, nieces, Joelle Anger and her husband Tom and their son Christian, Aubrey Savaria and her son, Justin, all from Swansea; Lauren Deree and her husband Michael and their sons, Owen and Aiden of Rochester; and a nephew, Nathaniel Corwin and his wife, Bethany from Carver. He also leaves a sister, Patricia Corwin and her husband Sean of Rochester and is predeceased by a brother, Curtis Savaria. Mr. Savaria was once married to Julie (Pineault) Savaria of New Bedford.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Dartmouth VFW, 144 Cross Rd, North Dartmouth on Sunday, February 7, 2016, from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. There will be a service conducted by Reverend Kathy Gayoski starting at 1:00 pm.
Warren loved his family's, Snows Pond and his three Labradors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Hartley Family Trust, 215 Cushman Rd, Rochester, MA 02770 or Odie's Place, odiesplace.org, a non- kill shelter in Fairhaven.
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