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Richard B. DaSilva
Feb 03, 2023

Richard B. DaSilva, 79, of Marion died Friday, February 3, 2023 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jean (Rogers) DaSilva.

Born in Wareham, Mr. DaSilva was the son of the late Henrique and Laura (Barros) DaSilva. Mr. DaSilva was a lifelong resident of Marion and was well known in the area, especially in his Point Road neighborhood. He worked as maintenance engineer for Johnson and Johnson in New Bedford for many years. After his retirement, he continued to work as a caretaker in Marion.

Mr. DaSilva was an avid collector, and his yard was always filled with good finds. His family and friends always looked forward to his annual pig roast at his home, and St. Anthony's feast at the Point Road playground.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Marion; his children, Richard DaSilva, Jr. of Southboro, Robin M. DaSilva of Marion, Ryan E. DaSilva and his wife Gina of Dartmouth, Rhea L. Ford and her husband Willie of Marion and Jeremy K. Bunch of Greensboro (N.C.); his siblings, Elizabeth Mendes of Canton, Shirley Downing of N. Dartmouth, and Harry B. DaSilva of Marion; his grandchildren, Shanice M. Lea and her husband Ryan, Sydney R. DaSilva, Mekei W. Ford, Baeley K. Ford, Brody J. DaSilva, and Tristen J. Bunch. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Lillian Corbett, Dorothy Coleman, Henry DaSilva, Jr. and Edward Silva. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews and three godchildren.

His funeral will be from Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 94 High St., Wareham at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 - 7 pm at the funeral home.

Jacqueline L. (LeMaire) Fallows
Jan 22, 2023

Jacqueline L. (LeMaire) Fallows, 80, of Fairhaven died January 22, 2023 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Leonide J. and Beatrice (Couture) LeMaire, she lived in Fall River most of her life before moving to Fairhaven 17 years ago.

She was a graduate of Dominican Academy and St. Anne's School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in 1963 at St. Anne's Hospital working in the medical surgical units, emergency room, and as clinical nursing supervisor. She retired from nursing in 2007 as Director of Nursing at Clifton Geriatric Nursing Home in Somerset, Ma.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She especially enjoyed her times with family. She was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She had a way of connecting and leaving a lasting impression with people wherever she went. The quote she lived her life by is "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness, that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now."

Travel was one of her favorite past times with Paris being her favorite destination. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and attending the theater. Her most memorable times were attending school and sporting events that her grandchildren were involved in. She also volunteered for Southcoast Hospice and Palliative Care Services with their Camp Angel Wings. She found this event very uplifting and rewarding.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Susan Kvilhaug and her husband Brian of Mattapoisett and Cheryl Cantara and her husband Jeff of Fairhaven; a brother, Robert LeMaire of California; 4 sisters, Pierrette Sullivan, Florence Taylor, Madeleine Bailey and Caroline Charest, all of Somerset; 4 grandchildren, Allison Kvilhaug, Nathan Kvilhaug, Dylan Cantara and Kelly Cantara; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Dr. Roger LeMaire.

Her visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2nd at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 440 Main St. Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Camp Angel Wings, c/o Southcoast VNA attn: Joanne Gregory, 200 Mill Rd. Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, visit

Kari Beth Sgourakes
Jan 22, 2023

Kari Beth Sgourakes passed away peacefully at her home in Rochester, MA on January 22nd, 2023. She was with her daughter and her husband of 42 years.

Kari was born in Grand Forks, ND. She was the first of six children of Gene and Violet Halvorson. Kari loved growing up with her large family, especially when her dad took the school superintendent job in the small town of Lake Park, MN. The town was such a perfect spot for the young family. Surrounded by farms, and with the school across the street from their home, Kari and her siblings were a fixture in the small community. Kari's high school graduating class of 1976 had a total of 52 students, who remain close to this day.

After high school graduation, Kari enrolled at St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Duluth, MN. She graduated in 1979, and then moved to Galveston, TX to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In 1991, having just become a new mom, she earned a master's degree in nursing at, what was then, Southeastern Massachusetts University. Her thesis, as with so much of Kari's professional life, centered on elderly care.

Like her own mom, Kari was a dedicated nurse throughout her career. She worked in hospitals, at a doctor's office as the Head Nurse, at various nursing homes as the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing, and at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an adjunct professor where she taught and provided mentorship to aspiring healthcare professionals.

Although born in the Midwest, Kari considered herself a true New Englander because of her beloved husband, Steve, and their many adventures. Kari and Steve met in 1979 when he was visiting a friend - her neighbor - in Texas. They became pen pals for months until Kari moved to Massachusetts in 1980. They married in 1981. Shortly thereafter, with the support of family and friends, they built a house and a life together, laughing their way throughout life's journey. The two truly adored being in each other's company. They especially loved traveling to their favorite spots throughout New England, including the many hiking trails up north. Their goal was to always find the perfect waterfall.

Kari was a beloved "mom" and friend to many, including her coworkers and daughter's friends ("the kids"). Kari's infectious smile was always the biggest when with her loved ones. One of her many joys was watching her daughter, Samantha, grow up. Kari was so proud that her daughter's life, like her own, has been focused on helping others.

Kari is survived by her husband Steve; daughter Samantha; sisters Marthe (husband Randy), Pauli, Heidi, and Vicky (husband Jeff); sisters-in-law Paula and Diane; and many other beloved family members and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Violet and Gene, and brother Jim.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers to the family, donations may be made in Kari's memory to the Alzheimer's Association: Alzheimer's Association | Donate to Fight Alzheimer's Disease.

Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit:

Michael P. Lamoureux, Sr
Jan 21, 2023

Michael P. Lamoureux, Sr, 80 originally of Mattapoisett, died on January 21, 2023 after a brief illness at the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn, CT.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth P. Lamoureux. He was born in Holyoke, MA. Michael held the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army and served honorably in the Viet Nam War. Michael and his wife, Bette, settled in Mattapoisett and raised their four children.

Michael was an active member of the Mattapoisett Community and was a past Commander of the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280, President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club and a member of the Mattapoisett Machacam Club. Michael operated the Mattapoisett location of the G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency for decades.

Survivors include three sons, Michael P. Lamoureux Jr. and his wife Robin of Englewood, CO, Robert P. Lamoureux of Concord, NC and David A. Lamoureux and his wife Rose of Moosup, CT; his daughter Mary E. Pereira and her husband Jason of Fairhaven, MA; Sister in-law Roberta Leonardi of Foxborough, MA ; seven grandchildren and four nephews.

His Graveside Service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Monday, May 8th at 12:45 PM. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

Carrie Ann (Meunier) Mello
Jan 19, 2023

Carrie Ann (Meunier) Mello, 52, of Wareham passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Born in Middleboro, she was raised in Rochester and graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School. She later received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Phoenix.

Carrie had been employed by Trinity Solar for the past three years and was very excited to receive a promotion this past December. She had an amazing work ethic and always strived to work hard and conquer any challenges in her way.

Carrie had a love for animals which stemmed from growing up on a small farm and spending countless hours caring for them. She loved all kinds of music and really appreciated the true meaning of the lyrics. Carrie had overcome so many obstacles in her life and did it with amazing pride. She played baseball for years and was a cheerleader in high school. Carrie would always go out of her way to help anyone who needed it. She was a person who many of us relied on and she did it effortlessly.

She is survived by three loving children, Jeffrey Michael Mello, Krystin Marie Mello, and Cassandra Rose Mello; two beautiful grandchildren, Gatlin Richard Morlock and David Michael Cordeiro; her parents, Denise Marie Gilbert and her husband David, and Michael Peter Meunier and his wife Phyllis; her sister, Marybeth Tripp; and her brother, Michael Peter Meunier.

Her Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4-7 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carrie's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. For directions and guestbook, visit

Hope B. (Farren) Finley
Jan 14, 2023

Hope B. (Farren) Finley, 95, of Mattapoisett died peacefully January 14, 2023 at home surrounded by her family.

Hope was born in New Bedford, daughter of the late James and Alice (Viera) Farren. After her father was seriously injured while working on a project in his home workshop, she and her sister Grace (Nisbet) had to quit school when she turned 16 to help support the family.

While volunteering at the USO in New Bedford, she met Henry Syswerda, a soldier from Michigan and they soon married. His life was cut short by a German sniper in 1945, and as a young widow she moved to Michigan to live with his family for a couple of years.

When she returned to New Bedford, she took a job as a clerk at Star Store, where she met John A Bradley of Mattapoisett. They married in 1949 and moved to Phoenix where the first of their four children was born. They returned to Mattapoisett where she would live for the rest of her life. John passed away in 1996.

Hope was well known by people throughout the region as the friendly hostess who greeted them at the Cathay Temple in Mattapoisett, where she worked for 47 years. She was a friend and mentor to countless customers and staff who loved her for her grace and warmth. Having lunch at Ying Dynasty was one of her favorite activities when family would come to visit, although she never failed to remark, "It's not the same."

In her 50's Hope returned to school at Bristol Community College to finally earn a high school diploma where she found her passion for writing. Receiving a near-perfect score on her GED test was one of her proudest accomplishments.

In her 70's she became close to the late Rev. Don Finley, retired minister of the Congregational Church and father in law to her son, David, after Don's wife Alma passed away. While late in life for both of them, these next several years as a married couple were some of her happiest times. With Don's encouragement she began writing poetry, some of which has recently been published in The Wanderer.

Survivors include her 4 children, David A. Bradley and his wife Marcia (Finley) of Mattapoisett, Kathryn L. Bradley of Siasconset, Nantucket, Paul D. Bradley and his wife Sarah Mitchell of Marion, and James S. Bradley and his wife Maeve (Kenny) of Beverly, along with eight grandchildren and twenty great-children. She is also survived by her three nieces, Linda Painter, Nancy Nisbet and Diane Barraclough of Pennsylvania, daughters of her late sister, Grace (Farren) Nisbet.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 1-3 PM at the Saunders Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett on what would have been her 96th birthday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you hold your loved ones tight, read more poetry, and order some Chinese food to celebrate her memory. For online guestbook, visit

Daniel Colby Rottler
Jan 08, 2023

Daniel Colby Rottler, 22 of Mattapoisett died January 8, 2023 unexpectedly from complications from the flu at Tobey Hospital. Born in Weymouth, son of James H. and Tanya L. (Demarais) Rottler, he lived in New Bedford and Mattapoisett most of his life.

He was a gentle giant who loved helping others and animals.

Daniel enjoyed playing youth soccer and shot put, football and powerlifting in High School at ORR.

Daniel enjoyed clothes shopping, swimming in the pool, cooking rice and trying out new recipes for us. He also loved to draw and doodle. He made amazing pictures for us. He was also always dream planning a trip to Disney or New Orleans to throw a parade for himself.

Daniel had dyslexia and was so proud of himself for finishing his Vet Tech Associates degree at B.C.C. He decided to wait until spring to walk across the stage and get his diploma.

Survivors include his parents; 2 sisters, Abigail Rottler and Hannah Rottler, and a much loved rabbit Bucky all of Mattapoisett. His grandparents Colby and Marie (Brennan) Rottler of Mattapoisett and Wilfred and Nancy (Webb) Demarais, all of Mattapoisett; his uncle, Chris Rottler and family of Mansfield; and his aunt, Katherine Awad and family of Pleasanton, CA. He also had tons of family and friends that he loved. His visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 19th from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt.6), Mattapoisett. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January, 20th 10 am at St. Anthony's Church. For directions and guestbook, visit

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA, 02721.

* Formal clothes are allowed, but let us celebrate Daniel's love of colored clothes by wearing something fun. Daniel loved crazy hats, so those are acceptable too.

*After the Mass on Friday morning Lunch will be served at the Knight of Columbus in Mattapoisett. Please join us at 57 Fairhaven Rd.

George Pierce "Porgie" Randall
Dec 31, 2022

George Pierce "Porgie" Randall, 93, of Mattapoisett died December 31, 2022 at Tobey Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Joan N. (Lewis) Randall.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Jeremiah L. and Lillian I. (Ingalls) Randall, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.

Through the years, Porgie was employed as a farmer on the Randall Farm, a logger while living in Oregon, a long distance truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the town of Mattapoisett until his retirement.

Porgie loved Mattapoisett! He was elected Selectman of Mattapoisett at the young age of 80 with his campaign slogan "Common man, common cause, common sense." He helped with the restoration of the Center School Clock and was a founding member of Mattapoisett Agricultural Commission.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was lifetime member and Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2982 in Fairhaven, American Legion Florence Eastman Post #280 and Fairhaven Post #166, John Day Elks Lodge#1824, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lakeville. He was also a leader in the Agricultural Grange of Mattapoisett.

The family would like to thank Community Nurse of Fairhaven, Southcoast Hospice, Tobey Hospital Staff, Millie's Girls especially Christine and Linda, and the Mattapoisett Diner for their caring support.

Survivors include his 3 daughters, Cheryl Randall-Mach and her husband Steven of Mattapoisett, Marcia Randall-Thorne and her husband Joseph of Egg Harbor, NJ and Cristal Medeiros and her husband Steven of Dartmouth; a sister, Eunice Stoleki of Sturbridge; 2 grandsons, Pierce Randall and Jack Medeiros; his Godchild, Valerie Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the companion of the late Elaine Vandament and the brother of the late Lewis (Pat) Randall, Leonard Randall, and Geraldine Stewart.

His visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 4th from 3-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. His Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 11 AM in Ellis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Florence Eastman Post or the charity of your choice. For directions and guestbook, visit

Carol W."Bibe" (Winslow) Lawrence
Dec 31, 2022

Carol W."Bibe" (Winslow) Lawrence, 88, of Rochester, passed away on Dec. 31, 2022, in Nemasket Healthcare Center, Middleboro. She was the wife of the late Elmer H. Lawrence, Jr. and the daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Olive B. (Phipps) Winslow.

She was born in Acushnet and lived in Rochester for many years.

Mrs. Lawrence worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at several area nursing homes for many years before retiring.

She enjoyed watching the Red Sox, deer and cardinals and spending time at Snow's Pond. She also enjoyed taking golf cart rides.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church, North Rochester and the Rochester Council on Aging.

Survivors include her children, Gifford Lawrence and his wife Gayle of Rochester, David R. Lawrence and his wife Carol of Mattapoisett, Sheila L. Daniel and her husband Michael of Rochester, Teresa L. Stasiowski and her husband Michael of Athens, ME, Rosalie L. Silvia of Ashland, NH; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Stephanie L. Meservey and sister of the late Shirley Zeller, K. Wes Winslow, Eunice Jenkins, and M. Gary "Fat Cat" Winslow.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January14, 2023 at Rochester Center Cemetery, Dexter Ln., Rochester.

Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

Nancy J. (Downing) Fletcher
Dec 31, 2022

Nancy J. (Downing) Fletcher, 79, of Mattapoisett died Saturday, December 31, 2022 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, Nancy was the daughter of the late Harry and Ellen (Heuberger) Downing. She was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett who attended Fairhaven High School and later graduated from UMass Amherst. Her career spanned over four decades, first as a primary school teacher in Falmouth, MA and later at Friends Academy in North Dartmouth, MA, where she taught 1st and 2nd grade for 32 years.

Nancy retired just short of her 70th birthday and turned her focus to her many lifelong hobbies and interests which included tennis, golf, tending to her extensive gardens, basketmaking, reading and puzzles. She was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, Mattapoisett Womens' Club, Sippican Tennis Club and Kittansett Club.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank L. Fletcher; her sons, Thomas B. Fletcher (wife Kristin) of Stamford CT, and Stephen L. Fletcher of Mattapoisett; her twin brother, Harry B. Downing Jr of Wareham; her younger brother, David Downing of Mattapoisett; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Ruth Sundquist.

Her Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1-4 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. Her burial in Cushing Cemetery will take place privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nancy's name can be made to Southcoast Health Visiting Nurses Association, For directions and guestbook, visit

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