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DEATH
Phyllis A. (Fleming) Magee
Mar 19, 2015

Phyllis A. (Fleming) Magee, 77, of Mattapoisett died March 19, 2015 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Magee. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Patrick and Frances (Bergeron) Fleming, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. Mrs. Magee was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. As a registered nurse, Phyllis had a rewarding career helping others. She retired from nursing as a Case Manager with Trust Insurance in Taunton. Prior to that, she held a similar position with Liberty Mutual Insurance in New Bedford. Survivors include her 3 sons, Steven P. Magee and his wife Priscilla of Princeton, IN, David E. Magee and his companion Despina and Paul H. Magee and his wife Mary, all of Mattapoisett; her former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Magee of Mattapoisett; 2 brothers, Dick Fleming of Foxboro, MA and Paul Fleming of Sharon, MA; a sister, Jane Fortun of Lawrence, KS; 7 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 28th at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday, March 27th 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Marilyn Rose Whalen
Mar 17, 2015

Marilyn Rose Whalen, age 82 of Mattapoisett, passed away on Friday, March 13 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late David F. Whalen of Hopkinton, MA and the daughter of the late John F. and Mary McNulty of Brookline, MA. Marilyn was born and raised in Brookline, and lived in Hopkinton with her husband and children before moving to Mattapoisett. She worked as an accountant, social worker and real estate broker before starting her own real estate business. Her family includes 5 children; the late David Whalen Jr., Mark Whalen, Laura Millard, Justine Snyder and Cynthia Whalen-Nelson; and 9 grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Whalen, Kaitlin and Jillian Barney, Jack and Caleigh Snyder, and Julian, Reed and Celia Nelson. She was the sister of Alice McNulty of Brookline, the late Jack McNulty of Wayland, Lawrence McNulty of Concord, and Niamh Ultaigh of Brookline. A private family memorial service will be held in Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marilyn Rose Whalen may be made to the WGBH Educational Foundation.

DEATH
M. Jacqueline (Dwyer) Hossfield
Mar 15, 2015

M. Jacqueline (Dwyer) Hossfield, 89, of Mattapoisett died March 15, 2015 at home after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of George L. Hossfield, Jr., together for 67 years. Born in Lowell, MA one of five daughters of the late William H. and Mary Hazel (Sullivan) Dwyer, she lived in Lowell, Lawrence, Boston and Walpole before retiring to Mattapoisett in 1984. She had wintered in Dunedin, FL for 27 years and summered in Mattapoisertt since 1972. While living in Walpole Mrs. Hossfield was an active member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, President of both the League of Women Voters and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). While President of the VNA she set up the qualifications for the VNA to care for Medicare patients. She was also a founder of “Project FACE” in Walpole, a troubled teen hotline in the 1960’s and 70’s. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital before specializing in private duty nursing. While wintering in Florida, Mrs. Hossfield enjoyed regular activities of the association of Cedar Creek Residents, serving as co-editor with her husband of the monthly newsletter for 17 years and serving on the board of directors. Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, George Hossfield, III and his wife Jing of Charlotte, NC, Robin Hossfield and his wife Linda of Medway, MA and Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter, Brooke Thibeault and her husband Thom of Carbondale, IL; 2 sisters, Natalie Donahue of Salisbury, MA and Carole Gallagher of Dunedin, FL; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews with whom she maintained close ties. She was the sister of the late Beverly Dolan of Quincy and Barbara McEvoy of Methuen. She has always been a gracious host, the life of the party and enjoyed a large circle of friends and family. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of life is being planned for sometime in July. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Gabriel’s Church, 124 Front St., Marion, MA 02738 or Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Resident Roger Thompson
Mar 15, 2015

Long time Mattapoisett, Mass. Resident Roger Thompson died Sunday, March 15, four days after his 89th birthday. He had suffered from a number of health complications over the last year. Mr. Thompson was the husband of the late Priscilla Winslow Thompson and the father of Jeffrey, Clifford and Curtis Thompson. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he volunteered for infantry duty and served as rifleman scout with the 334 rd Regiment, 86th Division in Europe, where he was awarded two battle stars. Later he served in the Philippines prior to the cessation of World War II hostilities. Mr. Thompson attended Marietta College in Ohio and the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry, receiving his Bs from the latter institution and his MS and PhD from Syracuse University. He served as forestland manager for the National Lead Company’s holdings in the Adirondack Mountain of New York. He became Assistant Professor at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and became a recognized authority on the history of the wilderness movement and served as a consultant on the feasibility of a national park in the Adirondacks. He served in the Rockefeller administration as Executive Director for the New York State Recreation Council, was Director of the New York State Senate Finance Committee and Secretary of the New York Senate. He initiated and supervised the restoration of the historic Senate chamber for which he received an Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Upon retiring he moved to Mattapoisett and served as president of the Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Housing Authority. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, gardening and writing, publishing two novels. Mr. Thompson was cremated and private services will be held. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Craig Stuart Nelsen
Mar 14, 2015

Craig Stuart Nelsen, formerly of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away peacefully in the presence of his parents at their family home in Fairhaven on March 14, 2015. He was 42 years old. Craig was a graduate of American University in Washington, DC, with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Analytical Chemistry. He was employed as Senior Scientist and Research Scientist in firms in Alexandria, Virginia and more recently in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While at American University, Craig founded its Anime Society and has enjoyed this hobby throughout his adult life. He collected the earliest films up to the present and made a trip to Japan to expand his collection. For several years, he was a key staff member of Katsucon, an annual convention of Japanese culture enthusiasts in Washington, DC. He always looked forward to his time at the convention, and he attended his last in February. Craig’s designation as a “Cancer Warrior” at Massachusetts General Hospital was well earned. He contributed to MGH and Dana Faber research by keeping copious notes filling several whole binders and taking many, many scans and MRIs to inform those doing research on his sarcoma, an outcome of neurofibromatosis (NF), in the hope of helping others who suffer from this incurable disease. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations made in his name to the The Children’s Tumor Foundation (www.ctf.org). Craig leaves his parents, Captain Dean F. and Doreen F. Nelsen of Fairhaven, his brother, Derek Andrew Nelsen and his wife Jennifer Huang, and their two sons, Owen Shuyoh Nelsen and Benjamin Dinhjun Nelsen. Craig was the beloved grandson of Frank F. and Mary B. Sylvia of Mattapoisett and Adeline I. Nelsen of Nebraska, who are deceased. Aunt Nancy K. Paquin, lives in New Hampshire and Beverly J. Sylvia Grove, Colorado. Other surviving aunts and uncles are Dwight Nelsen and his wife Kay from Nebraska, Inez and Harold Richard in Arizona, and Linda Barker from Michigan. A brief ceremony with the family will take place Saturday at the Nelsen home, 23 Fort Street, Fairhaven. Craig’s wish was to be cremated, and a memorial observance for friends and relatives from near and far will be held on his birthday on July 10, 2015, at the Nelsen residence.

DEATH
Hilda (Rapoza) Days
Mar 09, 2015

Hilda (Rapoza) Days, 86, of Mattapoisett died March 9, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Days, Jr. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Mariano and Francesca (Borges) Rapoza, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was the beloved mother of Edward "Chuck" Days, III, Mary Ellen Silva and her companion Steve Methia all of Mattapoisett, Susan Days-Cardoza and her husband Steve of New Bedford and Anthony Days and his wife Meredith of Marion. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Couto of Mattapoisett; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and Godchildren. She was the sister of the late Antone Rapoza, Manuel Rapoza, John Rapoza, Mariano Rapoza, Olivia Martin, Georgiana Nobre and Mary Gomes. Her Funeral will be held on Friday at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 3-7 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Albert E. Love Jr.
Mar 09, 2015

Albert E. Love Jr., 71, of Marion, died on Monday March 9, at the Royal Cape Cod Nursing Home in Bourne after a long illness. Mr. Love was the husband of Julia (Ricker) Love of Marion. He was born in Wareham the son of Evelyn M. (Jones) Love of Standish, Maine and the late Albert E. Love Sr. He attended Wareham Elementary Schools and graduated from Tabor Academy. He continued his studies at Leicester College. Mr. Love was the former owner of Marion Lumber Co. and the Scallop Boats, Sippican and Sippican II. In his “retirement”, Mr. Love most recently worked as a forklift operator for Decas Cranberries. He enjoyed sports, excelled at Lacrosse at Tabor Academy, and was an avid Washington Redskins Fan. He also enjoyed playing his daily lottery number and telling a great joke! Mr. Love is also survived by his loving daughters; Rebecca Love and her companion, Steve Macomber, and Jessica Wilder and her husband, Eric, and his precious granddaughters Ruby and Nina. Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to: Tabor Academy, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. www.taboracademy.org. Private funeral arrangements in accordance with his wishes have been planned.

DEATH
James A. Santos
Mar 07, 2015

James A. Santos, 67, of Mattapoisett died Saturday March 7, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late James V. and Mary (Furtado) Santos, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life. Mr. Santos was formerly employed as a Lieutenant on the Mattapoisett Police Department, until his retirement after 26 years of service. He enjoyed football, snowmobiling, ATV riding, and being with his dog, Roscoe. He always loved awaiting the next snowfall. He is survived by his son, Chad T. Santos. He was predeceased by his former wife, Donna A. Bernard-Santos. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 12th at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford at a later date. Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, March 11th from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Reza Abdi, MD Research Fund, c/o Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02116. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Richard N. Lapre
Mar 05, 2015

Richard N. Lapre, age 56, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Oaks Nursing Home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Bergeron) Lapre to whom he had been married for the past 32 years. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Normand E. and R. Vivian (Levesque) Lapre, he had been a lifelong area resident. A graduate of Old Colony High School, class of 1977, he worked as an Industrial Mechanic for Ocean Spray and the Gillette Company for many years before retiring. An avid football fan, Mr. Lapre was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed fishing and auto racing. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons: Jason and Michael Lapre both of Rochester, one brother: Raymond Lapre of Middleboro, one sister: Rachelle Lapre of Rochester, in-laws: Homer and Flora Bergeron of Acushnet and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Rita Lapre. His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00AM in St. Francis Xavier Parish, 125 Main St., Acushnet. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers contributions in his honor may be made to The Shepherds Pantry, 1215 Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743. The Shepherd's Pantry was formed in 2000 in a joint effort to help feed the hungry in the general Fairhaven area. Burial in Acushnet Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

DEATH
MaryEllen Kelly
Mar 04, 2015

MaryEllen Kelly, born in New Bedford,MA 9/3/61, beloved daughter of David and Maria Harrington passed away at Falmouth Hospital on March 4. MaryEllen was predeceased by her father, Robert F. Kelly. MaryEllen grew up in Dartmouth,MA and later Marion, MA. She attended elementary school at MT Carmel School, graduated Bishop Stang High School and earned a BA at UMass Dartmouth. MaryEllen was proud to have worked at NBIS and N.B. 5 Savings Bank. Battling brittle Type I diabetes from adolescence she suffered a hypoglycemic coma at age 30 which left her brain injured. As MaryEllen would like to say, "I love the fresh air!" She most enjoyed long walks with her mom where she could enjoy the sunshine, beautiful flowers and then celebrate with her at lunch at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury,MA. She is survived by her parents, her sister, Carolyn Higgins and her husband, Mickey Higgins; 3 nephews; Nicholas, Jonathan and Logan and 1 niece, Julianna. She also leaves her stepbrother David Harrington and his partner, Julie. Her uncle Dr. Anthony deBarros and Aunt Ninette, Aunt Elaine and late Uncle Hudson along with her Godfather Raymond Silveira mourn her loss. She was predeceased by her kind loving godmother, Louise Silveira. Mary Ellen was adored by Cousin Linda and Cousin Sue. She also leaves behind cousins; Sandy, Pamela,Hudson and her Godson Tristan de Barros. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Bosun's Seven Hills Community Services for caring for MaryEllen in her last few months and providing for her with a happy warm place to call home. Jennifer your time with MaryEllen is priceless to us. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Dr Tadbiri and his staff for their care that extended well past that of their jobs. Lastly Maria and David cannot express enough gratitude to Dr Irvine of Falmouth Hospital. His patience and guidance was invaluable. The nursing staff of Falmouth Hospital, ICU cannot be forgotten. We would like to express how deep our gratitude extends for their compassion and unwavering support. Danielle, Faith, Emily Chris and Tracey you exemplify all that is good and you proudly represent your profession. Her funeral was held on Monday beginning in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial followed in St. John Cemetery. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Sunday. Arrangements placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, Ma 02740 In Lieu of flowers please send contributions to Joslin Clinic, One Joselin Place, Boston, MA For online condolences please go to www.perryfuneral.com.

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