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Sarah E. Miquelle
Jul 17, 2024

Sarah E. Miquelle, 87, wife of the late Claude H. Miquelle. Passed away at home peacefully after a brief illness. Born in Indiana the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Thompson) Rose. Sarah was an Artist and attended Depauw University in Indiana and Fontainebleau University in France. In the art world, she is more well-known as Sarah Brown from her first marriage to Robert Brown.

Sarah's many friends can attest to her caring personality and fun-loving spirit. She was an artist of exceptional talent starting out in fashion illustration, watercolors, then to painted furniture and pastels. She has shown her paintings at various galleries in New England and hosted a drop-in class on Mondays where her friends and fellow artists gathered to paint and have tea. Sarah recently won Best in Show at the Cape Cod Pastel Painters Society 2023 Annual Show, a highly competitive event. She loved tennis and throughout her life has been active with gardening, bridge, skiing, sailing and traveling to exciting places with friends and her late husband, Claude.

She is survived by her children: Christopher Brown, Sandy Panek. Step children: Debra Miquelle Prudden (Peter), Dana Miquelle, Dale Miquelle (Marina). Grandmother of: Justin Panek, Nicole Panek, Jennifer Prudden Montgomery (Brian), Joshua Prudden (Victoria), Molly Prudden, Morgan Prudden Cardellino (Mark), Jessica Miquelle Romero (Eduardo) and Lisa Miquelle. Great Grandmother of Davis and Taylor Montgomery, Reilly and Jackson Prudden, Campbell Prudden, Mija and Camryn Prudden, Hadley and Landon Prudden, Dylan Miquelle, Nora Meservey, Sonia Romero and Eva Romero.

Committal services will be private. Celebration of Life, Monday August 12, 2024 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St, Marion, MA 02738. Please visit

Martin Hudis
Jul 15, 2024

Martin Hudis, 81, of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 15, 2024. He was the husband of Diane (Bohnert) Hudis.

Born in Los Angeles, son of the late Sam and Janet Hudis, he was raised in Southern California before living in Milwaukee and then settling in Mattapoisett.

Martin loved woodworking, photography, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was formerly a board member of the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Martin received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, his MBA from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Applied Plasma Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and later served as an advisor for students from both UCLA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; his children, Scott Stuessi and his wife Robin of Fairhaven, Hillary Madge and her husband Lou of Wellesley, and Jacob Hudis of Tyngsborough; his brother, Phillip Hudis; his sister Gale Hubert; his brothers-in-law Gary Bohnert, Steve Omolecki and his wife Jean; his grandchildren, Alexandra Stuessi, Colin Stuessi, and Spencer Madge; and his dog Simba.

At Martin's request, funeral services will be private. For online guestbook, please visit

Diana J. Pacheco
Jul 13, 2024

Diana J. Pacheco, 84, of Fairhaven, MA, passed away peacefully on July 13th surrounded by her loving family.

The only child of Ethel Seifert and Vivian Fielding and step-daughter of beloved step-father, August Seifert, Diana grew up and lived her early adulthood in New Bedford, MA. After raising two children to adulthood with college degrees, she was determined to obtain her own college degree. She went back to school and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with a Bachelor's degree in Education at the age of 53.

Diana was a dedicated and passionate educator. With her kind, patient and gentle nature, she left a positive, lasting impression on the many children who were in her classroom. Her love of education permeated her life. She loved our natural environment and through hikes in the mountains, walks by the ocean or time spent at family cottages, she would point out the flora and fauna, the birds, the marine life, the sky and the beauty of it all. She shared all that she took in and learned with those around her. She forged lifetime friendships with her teaching colleagues, and loved spending quality time with them in Martha's Vineyard.

Diana also loved to travel with her beloved husband, Robert "Bob", her true love of 63 years in marriage. Together they went on safari, climbed glaciers and learned about different cultures all over the world. Above all, Diana's greatest love and devotion was to her family. Diana loved being with her husband, son, daughter, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and nieces and nephews every opportunity she had. She would shower them with kindness and love through her warm smile, touch and cooking for family gatherings at home and at the family cottages.

Diana is survived by her husband, Robert, of Fairhaven, MA, her son, Glenn and his wife Wendy of North Attleboro, MA, her daughter, Lisa and her wife Barbara of Mattapoisett, MA, her grandson, Ryan, and her granddaughter, Melanie, both of North Attleboro, MA. She will be dearly missed, but her loving nature and many gifts to all who had the honor of knowing her will live on in our hearts forever.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 11 am in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her family will receive guests from 9 - 11 am prior to her service in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, or you can make a donation to Buzzards Bay Coalition at For directions and guestbook, visit

William " Bill" H. Brennan
Jul 06, 2024

William " Bill" H. Brennan, 91, of Rochester, MA (formerly of Longmeadow, MA) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 6, 2024 after a brief battle with Leukemia. William, also known as "Poppy" was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on December 9th, 1932. He was the son of William Brennan and Mary Blanchard.

Growing up in greater Waterbury CT, Bill was known for his dedicated work ethic, shoveling walkways, selling newspapers, doing odd jobs, excelling at football and track, and serving as an altar boy. Upon graduating from Sacred Heart HS in 1950, Bill worked as a toolmaker at Scoville Company's local brass mill where he showed an aptitude for mechanical design. Having found his lifelong vocation, Bill entered the University of Connecticut's Engineering Program and, still working at the mill, earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bridgeport University.

Bill met the love of his life Kathleen Dressell on a blind date and soon after they married in 1952 and celebrated 69 years of a Christ-centered marriage.

Recruited by Mathews Conveyor Belt Company , Bill moved his family to Elwood City, PA.

Missing the East Coast, Bill accepted a position with Rex Chainbelt (Rexnord) Company in Springfield, MA, and settled his family in the picturesque town of Longmeadow, MA for 53 wonderful years. Bill, in his diligent and determined efforts became President of the American Society of Quality Control (Western MA), and later retired in 2000 as the manager of capability studies for Milton Bradley (Hasbro).

Poppy's greatest memories were the times spent with family and friends at their "lake house" in the Berkshires. He also enjoyed socializing, dining out, going to the symphony as well as theater and most of all traveling and taking cruises with Kathy. Bill was an avid runner and set a goal to run the NYC Marathon which he did successfully with a competitive time. After relocating to Rochester, MA in 2016, Bill remained active in his church, the Council on Aging center and theater productions at the Marion Art Center.

The most important part of Poppy's life was his faith. In all the churches Bill attended, he loved being involved in Bible study, leading field trips to religious events and sharing the gospel message. Bill knew that God was personally active in his life and not only did he have the assurance of heaven, but a joyous anticipation for what he called "home". Even in his final days, he shared his faith enthusiastically with everyone he encountered. A humble, loving man, Bill said he was "deeply encouraged that Christ saves us even as we are sinners." Bill was a patient, gentle caregiver to his wife in her years long battle with dementia, which sadly ended in 2022. Poppy knew with certainty that he would be reunited with "Nanny" again. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his half-brother James Christopher Brennan, his three children William J Brennan (and his wife Melissa) of Manassas VA, Sheila Martin of Mattapoisett, Ma and Barbara Lochte of Seguin, Texas, his nine grandchildren Patrick, F. Charles, Conor, Kelly Kathryn, John Ryan, Kathleen Ann, Liam, Erin, Aidan and three great grandchildren James, Benjamin and Scott. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Kathleen of Rochester, his sister Mary Beth Denehy of Harwinton, Connecticut, his son-in-law John Martin of Mattapoisett and his son-in-law F Scott Lochte of Seguin, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Rochester in Rochester, MA on August 16th, 2024 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, William asked for donations to be made to Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford,166 Spring St. New Bedford, MA 02740.

Daniel N. Lopes
Jul 04, 2024

Daniel N. Lopes, 79, of Fairhaven died Thursday, July 4, 2024 unexpectedly at St. Luke's Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Paul and Gertrude (Nunes) Lopes, he lived in Fairhaven for most of his life.

He honorably served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1967.

Danny was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Roger Williams University.

He was formerly employed by Aerovox and currently employed by Cornell-Dubilier / Division of Knowles and Rodney French Incorporated. He also managed the family farm, Lopes Farm, in Fairhaven.

Danny enjoyed tinkering with projects around the farm, spending time in North Conway, attending farm shows and equipment auctions, and always loved to help others.

He is survived by two brothers, Antone Lopes and his wife Diane and John Lopes; three nieces, Heather Lopes, Kimberly Lopes, and Amanda Bregoli; his nephew, Paul Lopes; and his close friend, Ester Perry.

He was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn (Lopes) Howard.

His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10 am in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, July 15th from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and guestbook, visit

Roger C. Ames
Jun 30, 2024

Roger C. Ames, 84, of Lakeville passed away Sunday, June 30, 2024 at Care One At New Bedford following a lengthy period of declining health. He was the son of the late Lavon T. Ames, Jr. and Lena R. (Potter) Ames.

Born in New Bedford, Mr. Ames resided in Lakeville for 52 years.

Mr. Ames was an esteemed teacher for the Town of Dartmouth Middle School for many years until his retirement. He also was a dedicated tennis coach and winter track coach at Dartmouth High School.

A gifted athlete, Mr. Ames was an avid runner, tennis player and down hill skier. He enjoyed many happy hours aboard his boat "The Jolly Roger" on Long Pond and he and Jane were summer residents of Mattapoisett for 38 years.

He is survived by his life partner, Jane C. Egan of Lakeville; his son, Timothy S. Ames of New Bedford; his daughter, Christine Ames Will and her husband, Ed of So. Dartmouth; his step-children, Terry Egan and his wife, Lori of Waltham, Brendan Egan and his wife, Sharon of Long Island, NY and Bridget Walters of Lakeville; 2 grandchildren Ben and Ella Will; 6 step-grandchildren Connor Walters, Brady Walters, Liam Egan, Cass Egan, Finn Egan and Maeve Egan.

His service was conducted in the funeral home Monday, July 8 at 12:00 noon. Interment was in Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial donation to Alzheimer's Association, 320 Nevada St., #201, Newton, MA 02460. Please write In memory of Roger C. Ames on memo line of checks, or you may donate online at

Funeral arrangements have been committed to the care of Wilson Chapel at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guest book, please visit

Evelyn (Croteau) Teixeira
Jun 28, 2024

Evelyn (Croteau) Teixeira, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on June 28, after a period of declining health. She was the loving wife of the late Armand Teixeira.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Wilfrid and Eugenie (Desorcy) Croteau, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life and was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.

Before her retirement, Evelyn worked for many years in the operations department at the former Plymouth Savings Bank. Evelyn loved arts and crafts. She enjoyed painting and created many gifts that she shared with family and friends. She was a talented seamstress, having made costumes for her children and grandchildren, wedding dresses for her nieces, and Baptismal bibs for the church. She was also a talented cook and baker. Her delicious treats did not last long at family gatherings.

Survivors include her 2 daughters; Paula Soroka and her husband Joseph of Acushnet and Jennifer Aguiar and her husband Ricardo of Mattapoisett. She was the loving and devoted grandmother or "Mem" to Felicia and Chaz Aguiar of Mattapoisett; and leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was the last sibling of the late Normand, Maurice, Eugene Croteau, Therese Perry, Jeanne McClurg, Yvonne Dupuis, Cecile Oliver, and Madeleine Methia.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Atria in Fairhaven and the staff at St. Luke's Hospital for all their care and support for Evelyn.

Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd 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 St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday July 2nd from 4-7 PM. For directions and guestbook, visit

In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness or having an ice cream cone (Evelyn's favorite was chocolate) with family or friends in Evelyn's memory.

James Andrew Manning
Jun 28, 2024

James Andrew Manning, 47, of Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Rochester passed away Friday June 28, 2024.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the Kathleen M. (Saunders) Manning and the late Edward A. "Butch" Manning, he lived in Rochester for most of his life before recently moving to Florida. He was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, where he played as a tailback on the football team.

Jimmy was employed as a master carpenter for Tooth & Nail in Florida.

He was involved in Mixed Martial Arts throughout New England. He earned several title belts on the amateur level before moving to the professional MMA level. He fought for the Cage Titans and worked out at many area gyms throughout the years.

He is survived by his mother, Kathleen; his children, Trace Edward Manning, Austin James Manning, and Kharman Manning; his sisters, Jessica Lee DaLomba, who was his twin, and Kathryn Ann Bird; his stepfather, Fred Lemoine; and his grandparents, Norita and Dick Lemoine, whom he referred to as the Queen and the Commander-in-Chief.

His family would like to extend a special thanks to Coach Craig Sherman, who was a strong, positive influence in Jimmy's life.

His visitation will be held on Thursday July 11th from 4-8 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with his funeral service starting at 7:30 pm. For online condolence book, please visit

Robert L. Norton
Jun 24, 2024

Robert L. Norton, 85, of Naples, Florida, and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully after a long illness, overlooking his beloved view of Point Connett and Buzzard's Bay. He is survived by Nancy, his loving wife of 63 years.

Robert's devotion to his family was unwavering. He was a loving father to his children: Robert L. (Pamela) Norton Jr. of Wellesley, MA, Mary Norton (Michael Feinberg) of Medfield, MA, and Thomas Norton (Cheri Alix) of Norfolk, MA. His role as a grandfather brought him immense pride, and he cherished his grandchildren, Kayla (Garrett) Ledbetter of Norfolk, MA, Nicholas Feinberg of Boston, MA, Sarah (Daniel) Neiterman of Boston, MA, Thomas A. Norton of Upton, MA, and Joshua Norton of Wellesley, MA and he has one great-grandson, Oliver Ledbetter. Robert was loving uncle to many nieces and nephews living in Massachusetts and Florida.

Robert's love for sailing was a true passion. Guiding his sloop, he found his greatest joy on a lazy summer afternoon, returning to Point Connett on a following sea after getting 'good and wet' tacking out to Woods Hole in the southwest chop. His love for the water was undeniable and brought him immense happiness.

Robert's journey was marked by numerous academic and professional triumphs. He earned his undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial technology from Northeastern University, and later, an M.S. in engineering design at Tufts University. His dedication was recognized with an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2012. Robert was a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and Florida, with a wealth of industrial experience in engineering. He was driven to share his knowledge by teaching mechanical engineering and related subjects at Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Robert's career was marked by significant contributions to the field of engineering. He spent a decade designing cameras and machinery at Polaroid and Jet Spray Cooler. He spent five years innovating artificial heart and noninvasive assisted ventilation devices at Tufts New England Medical Center and Boston City Hospital. Even in his later years, he remained active as an independent consultant on engineering projects, holding 13 U.S. patents. His innovative and impactful work continues to inspire and earn the respect of the engineering community.

In academia, Robert joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1981 as Milton Prince Higgins II Distinguished Professor. Over 31 years, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses, focusing on kinematics, dynamics, vibrations, and machine design. His dedication to education guided mechanical engineering students in applied mathematics and practical, project-based learning.

Robert authored numerous technical papers and journal articles and was a prolific writer, with works including "Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery" and "Machine Design: An Integrated Approach." which are used in leading universities in North America, Asia, and Europe. His contributions were recognized globally as a Fellow and Life Member of the

American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. In 2007, Robert received the U.S. Professor of the Year Award for Massachusetts from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Robert also had a passion for sharing knowledge beyond the classroom. He created "Norton's Memoirs: A History of the Machine," that shared insights based on his experiences. In 2021, he edited and published, "The History of Point Connett" that shares the multi-generational stories of 15 families deeply connected to one of the South Coast's most scenic seaside communities.

His legacy as a father, grandfather, uncle, engineer, educator, and mentor will continue to inspire future generations. The family will hold a private service, and a celebration of his life is planned for later this year. In honor of Robert's fondness for Mattapoisett, donations to Mattapoisett Land Trust ( will help preserve natural resources and wildlife areas for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit

Beverly L. (Whiton) Wareham
Jun 22, 2024

Beverly L. (Whiton) Wareham, of Marion died June 22, 2024 after a long illness surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of the late William M. Wareham.

Born in Medford, daughter of the late Lewis F. and Edna F. (Foster) Whiton, she lived in Marion most of her life.

Beverly was formerly employed as a bank teller and later worked at Marion Town Hall.

She was an active member and volunteer at the First Congregational Church of Marion for many years and was a proud of being part of the founding members of Penny Pinchers.

Beverly enjoyed boating, tennis and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Karen Sanborn and her husband Philip of Marion and Laurie of Wareham; 3 grandchildren, Shaun, Kyle and Jessica; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Shirley Laing.

Her Graveside Service was held on Friday, June 28th at Old Landing Cemetery. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 10 am in the First Congregational Church of Marion, 144 Front St. Marion. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Nurse & Hospice 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 or to the First Congregational Church of Marion, P.O. Box 326, Marion, MA 02738 Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit

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