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Eunice A. (Kimball) Eaton
Feb 24, 2020

Eunice A. (Kimball) Eaton, 85 of Marion died February 24, 2020 peacefully at Tobey Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Everett F. Eaton with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Haverhill on the Kimball family farm, she lived in Topsfield before moving to Marion in 1959.
She was formerly employed by Cliftex and Calvin Clothing.
Mrs. Eaton was an active member of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church.
She enjoyed sewing, and working at her daughter-in-law's drapery workroom.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Kevin Eaton and his wife Melinda of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Kim-Ann Eaton-Martin and her husband David of Jupiter, FL; a sister-in-law, Judith Kimball of Milford, NH; a granddaughter, Brandis Eaton; 3 step-grandsons, Christopher, Collin and Graham Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Gladys Cande and Leonard Kimball.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 29th at 4 PM in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Chapel.. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front St. Marion, MA 02738. For online guestbook, visit

Walter J. Wordell
Feb 22, 2020

Walter J. Wordell, 88 of Mattapoisett passed away at home on Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was the husband of the late Mary (McKay) Wordell, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
He was born and raised in Westport, MA, the son of the late Harold O. and Dorris E. (Macomber) Wordell.
Walter was a graduate of Westport High School and New Bedford Institute of Textiles and Technology.
He enjoyed a long career in the textile industry in New York City, working for Celanese Fibers Marketing Company, J.P Stevens and Co., and the Forstmann Co.
Walter and Mary raised their family in Ossining, NY. Walter was very active in his church, St. Augustine, serving as a commentator and on the parish council.
After retiring, Mary and Walter moved to Mattapoisett, where the two had met at the Mattapoisett Town Wharf square dancing in the early 1950's, and where the family had a summer home.
Walter was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, a member of the Machacam Club, and a weather watcher for WQRC in Hyannis.
He is survived by his four daughters, Paula M. Spengeman and husband Peter of Verplack, NY, Susan M. Rodriguez of Peekskill, NY, Mary Elizabeth Rock and husband Michael of Raleigh, NC, Julie A. Ford and husband Philip of Carmel, NY; his son, David and wife Sarah of Fairhaven, MA; 12 grandchildren, Peter, Stephanie, Alfonso, Alyssa, Nicholas, Jesse, Matthew, Katherine, Nathaniel, Angelica, Amanda, and Drew; two great-granddaughters, Bailey and Isabella; and his companion, Barbara J. Brownell.
Walter was predeceased by his brother Richard Wordell and sister Arline Tripp.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt. 6, Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven at 10 am. Visiting hours will be on Friday, February 28th from 4-7 pm. Burial will follow in the St. Anthony's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Carolina's Raleigh Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Angelica's Angels at 7101 Creedmoor Rd. Suite 130, Raleigh, N.C 27613, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at For directions and guestbook, please visit

Joan (Nash) Bell
Feb 21, 2020

Joan (Nash) Bell, 94, of Fairhaven, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Our Lady's Haven Nursing Facility. She was the wife of sixty-seven years of the late Warren H. Bell.
Joan was born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Howard P. Nash Jr. and Alicia (Foster) Nash. As a child she lived in Taunton, Brooklyn, Chicago and Sterling. CT, Andover and Boston. Joan received her bachelors degree in English and Publishing in 1948 from Simmons College and her Master's degree from Bridgewater in 1965. She was the editor of Skating Magazine which was published in Boston by the USA and Canadian Ice Figure Association. Joan also edited five books her father had written on American History. She and her husband built a home in Mattapoisett on Aucoot Cove, where for years they sailed their Herreschoff 12. Mrs. Bell taught English language skills at the Westport Middle School. Joan was a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Society at the Fairhaven Unitarian Memorial Church and past president of the Women's Alliance.She loved pets, traveling to Europe and RVing around the United States. Joan and her late husband spent many winters in Florida.
Survivors are two daughters: Lucinda Mary Lucey of Belchertown and Ardith Joan Bell-Bshara and her husband Mitchell of West End, NC; a grandson: Zackaria Gomes Rezendes Jr; a great grandson: Zackaria Gomes Rezendes III, both of Palmer, MA; several cousins nieces and nephews.
Following cremation Joan will rejoin her husband in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Donations in her memory can be made to any local animal shelter.
All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.
To send flowers to Joan's family, please visit our floral section.

Thomas Lingelbach
Feb 21, 2020

Thomas Lingelbach, age 80, of Raynham, MA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 21, 2020. He ended this life in the embrace of his loving wife Deborah Dower, whom he adored. Tom was born in Atlantic City, son of the late Lucille (Winchester) and Louis Lingelbach. He was raised and educated in New Jersey. Mr. Lingelbach graduated from St. Mary's College and earned his Masters Degree from Lesley College. He was a teacher at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett until his retirement in 2005.
Anyone who knew Tom recognized his kindness, intelligence and passion for righteousness. He never stopped reading, writing and pursuing a deeper understanding of humankind. Tom was the epitome of a gentle man who passionately loved his family.
In addition to his wife Debbie, Thomas is survived by his daughters Lisa Hankerson of Fall River, Kristen Dower and Keith Bassett of West Bridgewater, Nancy Lingelbach and her husband Paul Stefanik of Taunton, and Rebecca Sheridan and her husband Neil of New Bedford. Tom was the brother of Daniel Lingelbach and his wife Bette of Delaware and the late Lucille and Louis Jennis. He was the endearing PopPop to 12 grandchildren Theo, Thaddeus, and Benjamin Hankerson, Zoe Stefanik, Dylan Bagley, Teagan, Brielle, Christian, and Delaney Bassett, Cassie Dicker, and Curt and Caleigh Sheridan.
Visiting hours will be held at the East Bridgewater location of Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 35 Spring Street on Friday, February 28th from 5-8 pm.
A funeral service will be held at The First Congregational Church (The Stone Church), 785 South Main Street, Raynham, MA, on Saturday, February 29th, at 11:00 am.
Burial at the Pleasant Street Cemetery in Raynham will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Tom's memory with a donation to The First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 785 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767 or Doctors Without Borders, www.donate.doctorswithoutborders

Anne Marta Poshkus
Feb 18, 2020

Anne Marta Poshkus, 90, of Marion, MA passed away February 18, 2020 with many of her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Vytautas (Paskevicius) Poshkus.
She was born in Rudaiciai, Lithuania in 1929. Anne Marta fled Lithuania as a young girl with her family during the war to Luebeck, Germany. At the Displaced Person Camp in Luebeck, she met her husband and her first son Arvidas was born. She was sponsored to come to the United States by Lithuanian family. Anne Marta immigrated to the US in 1949 while 6 months pregnant with her second child via boat on a 6 week journey with her husband and 2 year old son. She settled in and raised her family in Stoughton, MA.
Anne Marta was the loving mother of Arvidas and his wife Jayne, Nijole and her husband Kenneth Gray, Richard, Regina and her husband Thomas Shea, Edward and his wife Joanne, David and his wife Cynthia, Annette and her husband Louis D'Andrea, Laura Toland, and Michael and his wife Kristin. She was the adored Oma to 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way.
Anne Marta had a deep faith in God and raised her family in the Assembly of God in Brockton. Her lifetime of love and prayers for others has been the foundation of her life.
She is predeceased by her Granddaughter Sonja Gormley.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 10 am in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. Visiting hours Friday, February 21st 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Meals on Wheels c/o Coastline Elderly Services, 1646 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

Vincente (DeSimone) Garofalo
Feb 18, 2020

Vincente (DeSimone) Garofalo, 86, of Marion, MA and Bayonne, NJ passed peacefully at home on Tuesday February 18, 2020 in the loving embrace of her devoted family.
Vincente held a deep and abiding faith in God. She will forever remain a graceful presence in the hearts of all those who loved her.
She is survived by her beloved daughters, Chantal Garofalo and Joanne Hannan and her husband Joseph.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday February 24, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Rita's Church, Marion. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Sunday February 23, 2020 from 2-4 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Elaine Correia
Feb 15, 2020

Elaine Correia, 94, of Mattapoisett, formerly of New Bedford, died peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 with her family surrounding her.
She was the loving wife of the late John Correia, Sr. and the caring mother of Ken Correia of Mattapoisett and the late John Correia, Jr.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joaquin and Patricina Cardoza.
Elaine excelled in academics and graduated from New Bedford High School. She worked at Compass Bank for 25 years and was a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital.
Elaine's life was devoted to her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was incredibly patriotic and a devout Catholic. She was a long time member of the United Portuguese Women's Club and Mt. Carmel Senior's Club.
Elaine is survived by her son, Ken Correia and his wife, Marguerite of Mattapoisett; her brother, Tony Cardoza and his wife, Terry of So. Dartmouth; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Correia of So. Dartmouth and her grandchildren, Jason, Annice, Greg and Emma.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Visitation in the funeral home prior to the Mass from 9:30 am-11:00 am. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, 230 Bonney St., New Bedford, MA 02744.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guest book and directions, please visit

Nicholas Castanhinha
Feb 15, 2020

Nicholas Castanhinha, 44 of Mattapoisett died February 15, 2020 unexpectedly at home.
He was the husband of Jennifer L. (Hibbert) Castanhinha.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Frank and Irene L. (Boisvert) Castanhinha, he was raised in Dartmouth before moving to Mattapoisett in 2014.
Nick enjoyed outdoor activities with Jacob and Joshua including the beach, sports and playing in the yard. He loved cooking for the boys and movie nights with them. He was very proud of his family and gave his all to his home team each day.
In addition to being a passionate and dedicated father, Nick was a popular and much respected member of the New England pro wrestling community. For the last 28 years, Nick competed in professional wrestling under the name Nick Steel. He was known just as much for his legitimate toughness in the ring, as he was known for his incredibly big personality out of the ring. Nick was a mainstay at Top Rope Promotions out of Fall River, where he was a valued role model and locker room leader. He was also a long time wrestling instructor at The Lock Up Wrestling Academy. It was there that Nick touched so many lives over the last 20 years. He was a loyal friend and coach. He loved teaching at the school and passing on his knowledge to the next generation of wrestlers. It is through wrestling that Nick made uncountable connections and unquantifiable differences in the lives of his peers. He was an incredibly loved and respected man by all.
Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, Jacob Castanhinha and Joshua Castanhinha, both of Mattapoisett and Caelan Castanhinha of Taunton; a brother, Frank Castanhinha of Easton, PA; a sister, Gina Marie Castanhinha-Sanders of Buckeye, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
His visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 22nd from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jacob & Joshua Castanhinha Children's Fund c/o gofundme (account being set up now.) For directions and guestbook, visit

Madison J. Snow
Feb 14, 2020

Madison J. Snow, 32, of Buzzards Bay was welcomed into Angels arms unexpectedly on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Tobey Hospital.
She was the daughter of Dale and Susan M. (Santos) Snow.
Madison was born in New Bedford and grew up in Marion, graduating from Old Rochester Regional High School before moving to New Bedford then Buzzards Bay.
Madison loved gardening, animals (especially cats), swimming, beachcombing, walking and sitting by the canal, reading and writing. She wrote beautiful poetry. Most of all, Madison cherished spending time with her sons, the loves of her life, Myles (9), and Brian (8), whom she adored. Any activity with them was special. Playing at the playground and beach, cuddling while watching movies, being silly with imaginary play or funny Snapchatting.
Survivors includes her parents, Dale and Susan M. (Santos) Snow of Marion; her two sons, Brian Snow of Marion and Myles Snow of New Bedford; her sisters, Chelsea Snow of New Bedford, McKenzie, Bellamy and Ainsley Snow all of Marion; her brothers, Randy Snow of New Bedford, Douglas Snow of Dedham, Chad Snow of Boston, and Gideon Snow of Marion; her niece, Kayla A. Briggs; her nephew, Dyllen C. Briggs, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Madison's friendship touched many people. She will be remembered and missed by many.
"Our lives are streams, flowing into the same river, towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Close your eyes and let the waters take you home."
Services will be held at a later time.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, visit:

Robert B. Hiller II
Feb 09, 2020

Robert B. Hiller II, age 92, died is his home surrounded by his loving family on February 9, 2020. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Hiller, with whom he enjoyed 61 years of marriage.
Bob was the son of the late Howard B. and Teresa (Marsh) Hiller. He lived and worked at East Over Farm in Rochester, MA his entire life. As a third generation Hiller Cranberry grower, he was a leader in the cranberry industry.
Bob served in the Army Air Force during World War II, stationed on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Marion and a 32nd Degree Mason. Bob also served as a Lieutenant in the Rochester Fire Department.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert B. Hiller III, and wife Sandra of Rochester; Grandchildren, Tess E. Hedblom and husband Erik of Mattapoisett, Jacob W. Hiller, DVM, of Richmond, VA and Paige M. Hiller of Rochester; two great-granddaughters Sadie E. Hedblom and Adley J. Hedblom of Mattapoisett.
At his request, a private graveside service, followed by a public Celebration of Life at East Over Farm will be held at a date to be determined in May. In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be made to the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Lane, Rochester, MA 02770. For online condolence book, please visit

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