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DEATH
Margaret A. (Hodgson) Nye
Jun 24, 2015

Margaret A. (Hodgson) Nye, 99, of Marion, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of Harold F. Nye. Born in North Adams, she was the daughter of the late Reginald & Edith Alice (Gardner) Hodgson. A previous resident of Newport, RI, she has lived in Marion since 1946. Mrs. Nye was a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion. A homemaker, she enjoyed knitting, sewing and baking. Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Kelly of Marion; her son, Donald E. Nye of Philadelphia, PA; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery, Converse Rd., Marion at 10:00 a.m.

DEATH
Charles R. "Chuck" Phillips, Jr,
Jun 23, 2015

Charles R. "Chuck" Phillips, Jr, O.D., 80, of West Wareham died June 23, 2015 peacefully at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Dr. Charles R. Phillips, Sr. and Hope P. (Whiting) Phillips, he was raised in Fairhaven and lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before moving to Wareham in 1998. Dr. Phillips was an optometrist in New Bedford for over 40 years. He attended Holderness School in New Hampshire and was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. Dr. Phillips was an avid hunter and fisherman and was happiest when in the North Maine woods at the family cabins. He was a member of the Pythagorean Lodge A.F. & A.M. Dr. Phillips proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a weatherman and was discharged in July 1961. Survivors include his 3 children, Dawn A. Phillips of New Bedford, Karen W. Phillips of East Freetown and Charles R. "Chip" Phillips, III of Mattapoisett; his former wife, Gail U. (Underdown) Armbruster of Mattapoisett; and 6 grandchildren, Matthew E. Neumann, Amanda R. Johnston, Abbe G. Neumann, Charles R. "Cole" Phillips, IV, John Ryan Phillips and Seth M. Phillips. His beloved African Gray Congo Parrot Jolie will reside with his daughter Dawn. Visiting hours were held on Friday in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114. For guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Eunice M. (Kenyon) Hayes
Jun 23, 2015

Eunice M. (Kenyon) Hayes, 88, of Rochester passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Tobey Hospital, in Wareham, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late John F. Hayes, Jr. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William Kenyon and Edith (Watson) Kenyon Crompton, she settled in Rochester in 1956. She was a member of the Rochester Congregational Church. Eunice was a home maker and very involved in her families activities as a Cub Scout Leader, as well as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed camping with the Wampanoag Group and bowling with the Mattapoisett Jolly Seniors League with her husband. Most recently she enjoyed BINGO at the Rochester Senior Center. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy H. Mills and her husband Gary of Rochester; a son, John R. Hayes of Eugene, Oregon; a sister, Dorothy Garlington of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Emma Higley and her husband Scott of Oregon, Greg Mills and his wife Stasha of Marion, Shane Mills and his wife Sara of Fairhaven, Johnanne Eilertsen and her husband Brett of Rochester and Thomas Mills of Rochester; 10 great grandchildren, Carson, Shelby, Liberty, Colin, Cali, Brady, Chase, Vivian, John Haakon & Timothy; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hayes was the sister of the late Walter Kenyon and Edith Kelly Barriteau. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a private service and interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Memorial donations may be made in Eunice’s name to the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Ln., Rochester, MA 02770.

DEATH
John B. Perriera, Jr.
Jun 22, 2015

John B. Perriera, Jr., 79, of Mattapoisett died June 22, 2015 peacefully at home. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John and Florence M. (Gonsalves) Perreira, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. He was the proprietor of John Perriera Painting Company for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his companion, Gertrude Caldwell of Mattapoisett; a son, John M. Perriera and his wife Virginia of Dartmouth; a sister, Karen Gonsalves of New Bedford; 4 grandchildren, Olivia and Emilia Perriera, both of Dartmouth, and Mason and Milan Caldwell and their father Mosadi Caldwell, all of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maura Teixeira. His private Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 26th with burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell
Jun 19, 2015

Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell, age 86, of Wareham died Friday, June 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Clayton P. Cornell, Sr. with whom she celebrated their 60th Anniversary on August 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolynn Cornell and her son Ronald Cornell. Marion was born in New Bedford on September 12, 1928 to the late Arnold and Ruth (Reynolds) Beanland. She lived in the city for many years, and Rochester for over 15 years, before moving to Wareham where she lived with her granddaughter Tami Mortenson for the late 9 years. She enjoyed knitting, reading, watching SciFi and being around her children, Sandra Hawley of Branford, CT, Judy Eldridge of New Bedford, Clayton Cornell Jr. of Lewisburg, PA, Christine Hebert of Acushnet and Elizabeth Arnold and Wayne Cornell of New Bedford, her 19 grandchildren and her 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Peacock and Linda Taylor of Florida and Shirley Tetreault of Westport. Her Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Monday. Visit www.rock-funeralhome.com for tributes.

DEATH
Mary E. Sequeira,
Jun 15, 2015

Mary E. Sequeira, 90, of Rochester died June 15, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Manuel J. and Mary E. (Sylvia) Sequeira, she lived in Rochester all of her life. She was formerly employed at Aerovox for 29 years until her retirement. She was a graduate of Wareham High School, class of 1943 and of Cambell Secretarial School. She enjoyed oil painting. Survivors include her 2 brothers, Frank Sequeira and his wife Eileen of Wakefield, RI and Alfred Sequeira and his wife Catherine of Coventry, CT; and a niece and 4 nephews. She was the sister of the late Rosalind Travis. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Robert L. Welter
Jun 12, 2015

Robert L. Welter, 80, of Mattapoisett died June 12, 2015 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Maria A. (Orlassino) Welter, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born and raised in Simsbury, CT, the son of the late William L. and Gertrude (Beaudreau) Welter, he lived in New Jersey and Illinois before moving to Mattapoisett 40 years ago. Mr. Welter was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. He was formerly employed by Stanadyne, Continental Screw and Revere Sink for many years until retirement. Mr. Welter was an avid golfer and a member of the Kittansett Club. He enjoyed reading and gardening. Mr. Welter was a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Survivors include his wife; a son, Leonard Welter and his wife Isabel Gomez Vidal of London, England; a daughter, Lisa Davis and her husband Robert of Silver Spring, MD; a sister, Joan Pelletier of Enfield, CT; 6 grandchildren, Rachel, Eli, Sarah, Hannah, Maximo and Mateo; a niece and 2 nephews. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, P.O. Box 475 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements were with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Jane (Pereira) Brightman
Jun 12, 2015

Jane (Pereira) Brightman, age 66, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 after a long courageous battle with dementia. She was the beloved wife of Peter D. Brightman with whom she shared nearly 44 years of marriage. Jane was born in Acushnet to Augustinho and Ida (Leal) Pereira of New Bedford. She was raised in New Bedford and graduated from New Bedford High School in 1966. She was a member of the first graduating class of Bristol Community College, and then obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Early Education from the former SMU, now UMass-Dartmouth. After they wed, Jane and Peter settled in Dartmouth where they lived for over 35 years before moving to Fairhaven 8 years ago. Jane then lived for two years at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville where she enjoyed the views with her faithful roommates and caring staff. Her journey finally ended in the caring hands of the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home, while allowing a final visit to her Wilbur Point home 6 days prior to her passing. Jane is now on her next assignment. In addition to her husband and parents she leaves two sons, Matthew P. Brightman and his wife Colleen of Foxboro and Marc N. Brightman and his wife Anne Marie of North Andover; four cherished grandchildren, Caitlin, Jack, Kristina and Angiolina; her twin sister Rosemary Pereira of New Bedford and younger sister Linda Fiano and her husband Andre of California; her mother-in-law, Claire Brightman of Fairhaven, her godmother, Palmira Pereira of New Bedford, and several aunts, uncles and nieces. Mrs. Brightman was the kindergarten teacher for over 20 years at the Dunbar Elementary School in New Bedford, retiring in 2004 and was among the first to teach a "full-day" kindergarten program. In the classroom Jane did what she loved and loved what she did, and it showed. Beyond the classroom she enjoyed many happy days with her family, especially on the beach at Wilbur Point. A Memorial Service in Celebration of her Life was held on Friday, June 12, 2015 followed by burial of cremains in South Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Jane Brightman Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens Federal Credit Union, 200 Mill Rd, Suite 100, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For tributes visit www.waring-sullivan.com

DEATH
Ricky A. Pursley
Jun 11, 2015

Ricky A. Pursley, 60, of Mattapoisett died June 11, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. He was the son of the late Gene E. and Evelyn S. (Silveira) Pursley. A private service will be held at a later date. The family can be contacted at pursleyce@gmail.com or pursley.julia@gmail.com for more information. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault
Jun 09, 2015

Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault, 90, of Marion, died June 9, 2015 with her daughters by her side. She was married to Arthur H. Tetreault for almost 68 years. They shared an extraordinary marriage. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Josephine (Spinner) Rose. Claire lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to Marion. Survivors include her husband, Arthur H. Tetreault of Marion; children, Thomas H. Tetreault (Ilona Kalisky-Tetreault) of Lincoln; Linda Tetreault (Mark Cohen) of Yarmouth Port, Lois Tetreault (Christie White) and Lauren Tetreault (Patricia Sands) of Maynard; grandchildren Zara and Coltrane Kalisky-Tetreault, Alexandra Puleo (Sebastian Ebarb) and Genevieve Puleo (Brady Eskilson); great-grandchild Dezi, and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Lois C. Harvey. Claire was Salutatorian of her graduating class in Johnson City, New York and went on to work as an executive secretary in the School of Education at IBM. Claire and her husband Art ran a residential construction company together. When he contracted polio in 1954, Claire ran the business on her own while raising three young children. From 1966-1991 Claire and Art were proprietors of A.H. Tetreault, Inc., specializing in real estate in the Lincoln area. Claire enjoyed her retirement in Marion with participation in local gardening and travel groups. She organized a book club on Planting Island that still continues. Claire was a thoughtful and intelligent participant in her community. She had a strong faith in God. She supported advancement in education, particularly through reading. She embraced spouses, partners and children of her children with loving enthusiasm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., June 20, in St. Rita’s Church, 113 Front St., Marion. The family wishes to thank the outstanding caregivers who helped Claire during the last five years. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to purchase books for your local library or make a contribution to the Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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