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Dr. Clayton "Clay" Edward King
Jul 21, 2019

Dr. Clayton "Clay" Edward King died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on July 21, 2019 in Mattapoisett, MA at the age of 83.
Clay is survived by the love of his life, and wife of nearly 58 years, Veronica "Roni" (Little) King and their three children including son Michael, his wife Elizabeth King, son Daniel King, daughter Kathy, and son-in-law Anthony Goulart, all of Mattapoisett, as well as former daughter-in-law Sandy King of Fairhaven. He was blessed with six grandchildren who brought much love and pride to his life - Andrew King and his wife Amanda of Ashland, Oregon, Matthew King, Kristen Patterson both of Fairhaven, Anna Goulart of Somerville, Megan Goulart, and James Goulart of Mattapoisett. He is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Margaret (Basque) King, and in-laws Paul and Ethel (Bowers) Little.
Clay was born on April 12,1936 in Orono, Maine. A 1955 National Honor Society graduate of New Bedford High, he was a first generation college graduate when he graduated from his beloved Providence College in 1959. He furthered his education at the University of Baltimore School of Dentistry, graduating with a DDS in 1963. It was in Maryland where he met his wife, Roni, on a blind date at the Baltimore Symphony, and the rest was a beautiful history.
He returned to Massachusetts in 1963 where he opened his dental practice on Church Street in Mattapoisett, before moving his family dental practice in partnership with Dr. Thomas Frazee to a new Mattapoisett office on Rte. 6. He was an active member and past President of the New Bedford Dental Society. Motivated by providing good affordable dental care, he had many patients for generations, and was often described as the "painless dentist".
A loving and proud father, he was a partner with Roni in raising Mike, Dan and Kathy, and was also a very active member of the Mattapoisett community, school system and St. Anthony's Church for over 60 years - right until his stroke in September 2013. He was an active Mattapoisett Lions Club member for 50 years, and past Presidents as well as an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Not one to sit on the sidelines, he started many new fundraising and community events from Easter Egg hunts to art auctions, Harbor Days to pancake breakfasts, and was recognized for his service with the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian service in 1992 and also received commendation from the state of Massachusetts. He was part of the fabric of the community and active on the School Committee, opening the new Old Rochester Regional High School, as well as the Mattapoisett Industrial Park Committee. Clay was also a devoted member of his parish at St. Anthony's in Mattapoisett where he served as an usher for over 50 years and chaired many couples and family events, contributing significant time and devotion.
His family and friends will remember him as a man of great character with a ready smile, laugh and contagious energy. He loved following his beloved Red Sox, Patriots and PC Friars basketball - especially when they were winning - and enjoyed taking his friends, kids and grandchildren along for a game and good time. In addition to his many trips to the grocery store and nights out in Providence, he enjoyed traveling on road trips, and, once over his fear of flying, enjoyed trips to Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
While left unable to speak and with limited mobility after his stroke, he approached life with his signature smile and enthusiasm- much in part due to the loving care he received daily from his wife, with support from family, close friends and caregivers - all of whom the family wishes to thank.
His Funeral Mass to honor his life will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25th at 11 am at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours Wednesday, July 24th from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by a reception in the church hall and a private burial. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mattapoisett Lions Club, PO Box 1022, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Anthony's Church, PO Box 501, Mattapoisett MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Norman R. Cayer
Jul 16, 2019

Norman R. Cayer, 97 of Mattapoisett died July 16, 2019 peacefully at Sippican Health Care Center.
He was the husband of the late Claire F. (Fontaine) Cayer.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Jules L. and Emma (Robitaille) Cayer, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life before moving to Mattapoisett in 2004.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
Mr. Cayer was the proprietor of Fontaine Plumbing and Heating for many years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea.
He was a graduate of Holy Family High School and Providence College.
Survivors include his 2 sons, Robert N. Cayer, and his wife Joan, of Lunenburg, MA, and Paul A. Cayer, and his wife Eileen, of Mattapoisett; 2 daughters, Louise F. Cruz, and her husband Ronald, of Fairfax, VA, and Julie M. Cayer of Fairhaven; a brother, John Cayer of Fall River; 2 sisters, Therese Kavanaugh of Dartmouth and Gabrielle Deane of Exton, PA; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Charles A. Cayer, grandfather of the late Geofrey Cayer.
His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 3rd at 10 am at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Charles A. Cayer Scholarship Fund, Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 or the Lcpl Geofrey R. Cayer Memorial Fund C/O Beth Slattery IC Credit Union, 300 Bemis Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Arrangements are with Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Ralph R. Snow
Jul 11, 2019

Ralph R. Snow, age 61 of Lakeville passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Morton Hospital. He was the son of the late Richard and Gertrude (Perry) Snow.
Born in Wareham, he was a long time resident of Lakeville. Ralph attended Old Rochester Regional Vocational High School; he was employed as a salesman at Grant's Rentals for 22 years. He loved his family very much, especially his two granddaughters. He was an avid bowler and he loved to work.
He is survived by a son, Richard Snow and his fiance Meagan Harrison of New Bedford; two granddaughters, Sophie and Chloe Snow; a brother, Roy Snow; two nieces, Hannah Gove and Molly Snow and a nephew Ben Snow. He was the brother of the late Paul Perry and Carl F. Snow.
His visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is private. To leave a note of condolence:

John D. Martin
Jul 11, 2019

John D. Martin of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, formerly of Barrington, went to be with his Lord on July 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends who supported him in his battle with Mesothelioma for the last two years.
John was born on April 11, 1952 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the son of Bradford R. Martin, Sr. and Anna (Pardo) Martin. He spent his formative years in Chicopee and attended Northfield-Mt. Hermon School, Class of 1970. He earned his B.A. cum laude from Tufts University, his M.Ed. from American International College, and his M.Divinity from Yale University. Upon graduating from Yale, John started a career in Independent Schools that included teaching or administrative posts at Choate-Rosemary Hall, Tabor Academy, The Peddie School and Sewickley Academy. He was proud to serve for nineteen years as the 7th Headmaster of St. Andrew's School in Barrington, RI retiring in 2015. During his tenure at Headmaster, the school almost doubled in size, increased its endowment dramatically, and finished an ambitious building program that included a new science building, a new gymnasium, an expanded dining hall, two new dormitories, and an Arts Center. This was the result of two capital campaigns that raised more the $30 million. More significantly, he helped instill a sense of pride in St. Andrew's mission and helped students see their potential. He was always happy to watch a struggling student succeed and walk across the stage to receive a diploma.
After St. Andrew's, John decided to stay busy and became the Headmaster at Nativity Preparatory School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Nativity is a tuition-free school for underprivileged boys and John felt drawn to the mission having been a scholarship student himself. During his short time as Headmaster, John was able to oversee a change in curriculum as well as a significant building project that added play space for the boys. He also led a capital campaign that raised over $2.1 million for both renovations and a sustainability fund.
A devout Christian, John served as a leader in all the churches he attended teaching Bible classes and Church history. His belief in God's love and salvation carried him through many difficult times. This was especially true as he faced terminal cancer. He never once doubted his faith and believed with all his heart death was not the end.
John married the love of his life Sheila Brennan Martin on March 2, 1985 and together they forged a relationship of love and friendship that stood the test of time. Best friends and lovers, they spent hours with one another attending their children's games, running together, and just having fun. Besides Sheila, John leaves behind three loving sons, Patrick, Conor and John Ryan. He was proud of the men they had become and loved spending time with each of them. John also leaves behind his brother Bradford Martin Jr. and his wife Beth of Agawam MA, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Kathy Brennan of Rochester MA, his brother in law, William Brennan and his wife Melissa of Virginia, his sister-in-law Barbara Lochte of Seguine, Texas as well as eight nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on August 23, at 11:00 am at Barrington Baptist Church in Barrington RI. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers John asked that memorial donations be made to:
South Coast Community Church, 34 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
John Martin Scholarship Fund, Nativity Preparatory School, 66 Spring Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
John Martin Scholarship Fund, St. Andrew's School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
Arrangements are by the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. For online condolences please visit

Donald "Rip" Perry
Jul 10, 2019

Donald "Rip" Perry, 91 of North Falmouth died peacefully on July 10, 2019 at Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth after a long illness. He and his wife Dee (Dastous) Perry of 63 years lived a full and adventurous life.
Born in Marion on May 10, 1928 he was the son of the late Manuel and Frances (Sousa) Perry. Rip graduated from Tabor Academy and was inducted into the 2016 Inaugural Class of the Tabor Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduation from Tabor Rip attended UNC at Chapel Hill, then was recruited by the Washington Redskins. Due to an accident Rip could no longer play football so enlisted in the US Army where he served in Korea as a Master Sgt in Special Forces and Airborne Ranger. He then raised his family in West Falmouth. Rip was always involved and volunteered countless hours in the communities in which he lived. As a member of the Quarterback Club he ran football banquets in the 70's & 80"s. He also was a member of the Falmouth Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow, Commander of Marion VFW, VP Falmouth Hospital Board of Trustees, VP Friendship House in Florida where migrant farm workers and families lived.
After retiring in 1981 as Regional VP for Eversource Southeast area he and Dee traveled enjoyed boating, fishing and socializing.
Besides his wife Dee, he is survived by daughters Jane F. Perry of Falmouth, MA, Nancy A. Fraser and husband Jeff of Key Largo, FL, and Joan Polliti and husband Stephen of E. Falmouth, MA.
Visitation on Sunday, July 14 from 2-5 PM in Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. (Rte. 151) Mashpee. Graveside service will be held at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne on Monday, July 15 at 11:15 am.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rip donations may be made to Tabor Academy, 66 Spring St. Marion, MA 02738.

Manuel J. "Manny" DePina
Jul 08, 2019

Manuel J. "Manny" DePina, 57, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital, in New Bedford, after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of the late Gladys Mourao.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Daniel T. and Charlotte (Pina) DePina, he grew up in Fairhaven where he graduated from Fairhaven High School and lived in Mattapoisett prior to moving to New Bedford six years ago.
He is survived by his son, Daniel DePina of New Bedford; a brother, Daniel L. DePina of Fairhaven; three sisters, Drusilla Perry and her husband Stephen of Mattapoisett, Jane DePina of Fairhaven and Regina Gomes and her husband Amilcar of Fairhaven; step children, Shandel Trinadad and Rodney Perry both of Wareham and Jamie Mourao of New Bedford; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. DePina was the brother of the late Kathy Tavares.
He will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, from 4-7 pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10 am, in the Acushnet Cemetery.

Alan B. Harwood
Jul 08, 2019

Alan B. Harwood, 71, of West Wareham, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was the husband of 54 years to Merilyn L. (Radu) Harwood.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Arthur E. and Edith M. (Robbins) Harwood, he grew up in Fairhaven where he went to high school and later lived in Mattapoisett prior to settling in West Wareham 22 years ago. He was a member of the Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Alan had worked as a quahog fisherman for many years as well as a mason. He enjoyed watching the local sports teams on TV and especially loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Karolyn Dunham and her companion Matthew Germano of Fairhaven; a son, Craig Harwood and his wife Ivette Cortes of Montreal, Canada; a daughter in law, Stacy Harwood of Fall River; two grandchildren, Alexah Leigh Dunham and Tyler Harwood; two great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Ramos and her husband Eric of Englewood, FL and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harwood was the father of the late Barry Harwood.
Calling hours are Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9-11am, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, with a service at 11am. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alan's name to the Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

Kyle C. Lopes
Jul 06, 2019

Kyle C. Lopes, 30, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday July 6, 2019. He is survived by his parents Steve and Beth, his sisters Wendy Reid and Heather, along with his daughter Haylie.
Kyle was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Class of 2006 and received his certificate from New England Institute of Technology.
His two greatest loves were his Haylie and skate boarding. He played a part in creating the Mattapoisett Skate Park and felt the world melt away when on his board.
A wake will be held on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 12- 4 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either or or any additional organization of your choice. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Susan Bishop Drumm
Jul 05, 2019

Susan Bishop Drumm "Sue", a resident of Barboursville, Albemarle County, Virginia, died on July 5, 2019, at the age of 63 years. Born on February 2, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts, Sue is survived by her husband of 26 years, Richard Baldwin Drumm, also of Barboursville, Virginia and by two daughters, Victoria Drumm of Mystic, Connecticut and Miranda Drumm and her partner, Mateo Amero of Albemarle County, Virginia. Additionally, she is survived by her mother and her stepfather, Eleanor and Robert Mower of Rochester, Massachusetts; and her sister, Lisa Hall of Marion, Massachusetts. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Bishop Jr.; and a brother, Robert
W. Bishop III.
Sue received her undergraduate degree from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1980 and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. She was employed as a lawyer and advocate for many years, most recently as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging in Charlottesville, Virginia, a position from which she retired in 2018. After retirement, Sue continued to engage in activities she enjoyed, among them birding, taking care of her family and spending time in the company of her many close and loyal friends. The following are excerpts from comments of Sue's many friends and co-workers upon hearing of her death:
Sue was an amazing advocate, a gentle, loving and kind spirit. She moved with grace in all of her interactions. She cared deeply for her clients and her peers as well as the position she occupied, a role which she held close to her heart. Katie Batten
Sue was a tireless advocate as she battled to bring justice to the less fortunate.
Judy Berger
Sue's warmth, creative energy, natural leadership qualities and joyous love of life were an inspiration to all who knew her. In her lifelong commitment to social justice, she took to heart Horace Mann's exhortation: "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." Michael Wotz
Sue was the most phenomenal advocate ever! She perfectly articulated how imperfect our world is. Sue may have been a lawyer by trade, but she was a VOICE to be reckoned with when it came to principles. She gave to the world what so few are willing to give--her voice and her devotion. Louise Bodenstein
Sue was so open, so generous, so accepting. She left the world a better place for having lived in it. Farewell, dear friend, you will not be forgotten soon. Bill Glew
Sue was vivacious, intelligent and fearlessly funny. Phaye Poliakoff-Chen
Sue was one of a kind and a wonderful soul who always wanted the right thing for her clients. Mary Palmquist Evans
Sue was ebullience in action for justice. She inspired me to become a lawyer.
Tracy Hopper
When I think of Sue, the first thing that comes to mind is her laugh. The second is her compassion and nurturing nature. Sue was a fighter for justice. Ruth Ball
Sue was one of those forces of nature who took the mistreatment of others quite personally and went after the bad guys with a passion. Cynthia Neff
Dedicated as Sue was to pursuing justice, the true loves of her life were her husband, Richard, and their children, Victoria and Miranda. The world was a better place with Sue in it. Bruce Williamson
Sue was beautiful, kind and smart. She was one of the most caring persons I ever had the privilege to know and love. Carol Gadles
Prior to her retirement from JABA, Sue took me under her wing and taught me how to take over the role of replacement Ombudsman. In so doing, Sue was smart, passionate, and generous with her time and expertise. She had a wicked sense of humor and a clever way of popping the bubble of other people's pretensions. In sum, Sue was the most authentic person I have ever known. Tamar Goodale
Sue Bishop Drumm was one of the brightest lights in the University of Virginia School of Law class of 1984. She was really smart, had a keen wit and a bubbly personality that made everyone from her classmates to the professors adore her. She had a special friendship with Property Professor Tom Bergin and was an active member of section L. John Weltman
Sue and Richard were legal clients of mine for many years. I loved Sue for her gentle and inviting spirit. I respected her for her fierce advocacy of the poor and downtrodden among us. I needed Sue as a loyal and faithful friend. I shall miss her immensely and always remember her with warmth and good feeling. Mary John Smith
Should anyone choose to remember Sue with a charitable donation, she had suggested one or more of the following: African American Teaching Fellows; the ALS Society; the Jefferson Area Board for Aging; The Nature Conservancy and All Blessings Flow, or alternately, the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Sue's life in the late summer, 2019. The service is expected to take place at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Daniel A. Cronin
Jun 30, 2019

Daniel A. Cronin, 71, of Marion, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was the husband of Dianne P. (Rouhow) Cronin.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Shea) and Daniel A. Cronin, Sr. Mr. Cronin was graduated from Salem State University and owned and operated Phoenix Investigations. He previously lived in Rehoboth and Bourne before moving to Marion in 2017.
Mr. Cronin enjoyed fishing, reading and shooting and firearms.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Christina Cronin of Falmouth; his step-daughter, Samantha Miller of Plainville; his sister, Judith Cronin Flaherty of Peabody; and his grandchildren, Lola Rhyme Minahan, Michael Miller and Taylor Miller.
A memorial prayer service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham at 7 pm. Relatives and friends may visit from 6 - 7 pm prior to the service.
Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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