Click for Mattapoisett, Massachusetts Forecast

hints
Search hints: you can enter keywords to search on any element.
Separate keywords with a space. You may also use the '%' character as a wildcard.
Births Deaths Weddings Anniversaries
Search By Date      From:     To:

View all listings

Prev    Next       Displaying: 1 - 10     Out of: 1,559


DEATH
Dennis "Yuen" Wong
Sep 22, 2014

Dennis "Yuen" Wong, born on December 22, 1933, the son of the late Charlie and Jade (Woo) Wong, has gone to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ and his beloved wife, Ann Claire (Foley) Wong who passed away in February 2014. Dennis departed this world suddenly and totally unexpectedly during his nap on Friday, September 12, 2014. We rejoice in knowing that he is now living in the Kingdom of God, in His love and glory, but he will be deeply missed by his children, relative and friends. Dennis graduated from Tabor Academy and then served in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged, he came back to Mattapoisett and worked in the family business, Cathay Temple,as chef and part-owner. In 1963, at his brother Stephen's wedding, he met the love of his life and married Ann Claire Foley in 1964. Dennis continued working in the family business until it closed in 2000. He then joined his daughter in Downtown New Bedford when she opened Daffodil's Restaurant. He would often be seen sitting outside of the restaurant in a comfortable chair, smoking and having an iced coffee with one of the customers. He enjoyed talking with people. As we look back and think about Dad, we realize how much he loved us unconditionally and enjoyed being a Dad. He nurtured us, encouraged us and listened attentively, but not always understanding because we drove him crazy. He taught us to forgive unconditionally and let things go. He was a loving, kind, compassionate and gentle man who loved to take care of his family. He was the type of Dad who on his day off would pile his children, nieces and nephews into the station wagon and off we would go for a day of FUN! In the summertime, he loved to wake us up when he came home from work, around 1 AM, to go swimming, cook cheeseburgers on the grill and eat cold, sliced watermelon. We again ask for your prayers as we begin another grieving process, this time for our Dad, because it is so difficult. Dennis has joined his wife of 49 years, but is survived by his three children, Lisa Wong of Dartmouth, Jade Wong and her spouse Jessica Oliver of New Bedford, and Dennis Wong of New York; his grandchildren, Joseph and Grace; his sisters, May Moy and her husband Phillip, Debbie Holt, and Sue Van Wiggeren; and his sister-in-law, Margaret (Foley) Wong. He was the brother of the late Stephen Wong, Claudia Wong, Meline Loo and Louie Wong. His Funeral Service was held on Saturday in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial was private. Visiting hours were held on Friday. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Ruth E. (Carlaw) Cunningham
Sep 20, 2014

Ruth E. (Carlaw) Cunningham, 91, of Mattapoisett died September 20, 2014 at Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Ellsworth L. Cunningham, Sr. Born in New Bedford on August 3, 1923, Ruth was the daughter of the late David and Annie (Bentley) Carlaw, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1972. Ruth was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Bedford. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1941. Ruth was a voracious reader who enjoyed bowling, bingo, playing games, going to Foxwoods but her real passion was duplicate bridge. Survivors include her children, Thomas Rodrigues and his wife Michele of New Harbor, ME, Jean Deliz of Virginia Beach, VA, Beth Anne DeCosta and her husband David of Centerville, David Rodrigues of Hemet, CA, and Ellsworth "Chip" Cunningham, Jr. of Fall River; her sister, Barbara Chachitz of Biloxi, MS; her cousin, Muriel Emery of Mattapoisett and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM in the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Matthew P. Butler
Sep 20, 2014

Matthew P. Butler, 41, of Fairhaven, a loving father and friend, died Saturday September 20, 2014. Matthew is survived by his former wife Jeanie Butler and son Patrick Butler of Fairhaven; his father, Edmund Butler and wife Kathleen Butler of Mattapoisett; and two siblings, David Butler of Raleigh, NC and Anne Murphy of Auburndale, FL. He is also survived by his step-siblings, Chris Riley of Naples, FL, Mark Riley of Marion, and Jennifer Linn of York, ME, and countless cousins, nieces, nephews and great friends in Southern New England and Boston area. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Manley Butler of Freetown. Matthew adored spending time with his son Patrick. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, a fantastic cook, and tremendous friend with anyone whom he made company with. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A celebration of Matt's Life was held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nativity Preparatory School, 66 Spring St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements were by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Geoffrey P. Moran
Sep 17, 2014

Geoffrey P. Moran, 74, died on September 17, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Grace Baron Moran, brother of Gail Enman of Acton MA, former husband of Judy Moran of Amherst MA, and father of three sons, Matthew of Charlestown, MA, Sean of Thompson Falls Montana and Andrew of Pristina Kosovo. He has one grandchild, Merrimac Moran, of Nashua, NH. Born in Boston, MA and a life-long student of art, history and nature, he has enjoyed and nourished these interests in homes in Newburyport, MA, Norton, MA, Little Compton, RI and Machiasport, ME before moving to Marion, MA in 2011. He was a student at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His Masters of Arts degrees in Architectural History (University of New Hampshire) and American History (University of Massachusetts Amherst) prepared him for his career as a teacher of History at Bradford College, Contract Archaeologist with National Parks Service, Founder and Administrative Director of Brown University’s Public Archaeology Lab, teacher at Brown University (with a specialty in Vernacular Architecture) and Principal Preservation Planner and State Archaeologist for Rhode Island. Geoff’s abilities to coordinate public and private agencies and clients led to positions with Wilbur Smith & Associates and finally to service with the Towns of Foxboro and Norton, MA as Compliance Officer and Special Projects Coordinator. His boundless energy led him over the years into the world of low-tech farming, small business as the owner and manager of three MA locations of Off the Dock Seafood, and volunteer service with Norton’s Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission, and Land Preservation Society. His leisure activities included chorale singing, travel, boating & fishing, photography, painting and sculpting wildlife art, and religious iconography. He is perhaps best known to Marion friends as a member of the local arts community. A celebration of his life will take place at St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Marion MA on Thursday, September 25 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, our family welcomes donations made in his memory to the Groden Center, Inc. 610 Manton Ave. Providence, RI 02909 or at http://grodennetwork.org/about/memorial-do

DEATH
Elizabeth A. (Anderson) Durfee
Sep 16, 2014

Elizabeth A. (Anderson) Durfee, 88, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion. She was the wife of the late Donal K. Durfee. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Nelson & Esther (Metzgar) Anderson. A previous resident of Michigan, she has lived in Marion for 59 years. Mrs. Durfee graduated from Rhode Island School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for Tabor Academy in Marion for over 40 years. A longtime resident of Marion, she enjoyed spending time at Silvershell Beach. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Durfee and her husband Jerry Atkinson of W. Bloomfield, MI; two sons, Scott Durfee and his wife Nancy and D. Christopher Durfee and his wife Joselyn all of W. Olive, MI; two brothers, Robert Anderson of The Villages, FL and James Anderson of Streator, IL; 7 grandchildren, Joshua Durfee, Jacob Durfee and his wife Audra, Rebecca Durfee, Sarah Atkinson, Paige Atkinson, Emily Atkinson and Christine Durfee; two great grandchildren, Austin and Amber Durfee. Relatives and friends were invited visit on Fri., Sept. 19th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham. A memorial service was held on Sat., Sept. 20th at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion. Burial was private. Donations in her memory may be made to Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 545, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Josephine E. (DiRenzo) Cafarella
Sep 12, 2014

Josephine E. (DiRenzo) Cafarella, 94, of Wareham died Friday, September 12th at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Cafarella, Sr. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Catherine (Cafarella) DiRenzo. A previous resident of Somerville, she moved to Wareham 47 years ago. A homemaker, Mrs. Cafarella also worked for 20 years as a cafeteria worker in the Wareham Public School system. She also volunteered for several years at Tobey Hospital. She loved knitting, cooking and flower gardening. She is survived by her son, Frank Cafarella of Marion; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, the late Joseph D. Cafarella, Jr. and her sisters, the late Rose Agneta and Nancy Roffi and her grandson; the late Matthew J. Cafarella. Her funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Thurs., Sept. 18th at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rita’s Church, Front St., Marion at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours have been omitted. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Rita’s Church, P.O. Box 902, Marion, MA 02738.

DEATH
Nicolas Laliberte
Sep 12, 2014

Nicolas Laliberte, 3 months old, died September 12, 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, from a lifelong battle with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which is a rare disorder that affects fewer than one in a million births. He was the son of Andrea (Fontes) and Michael Laliberte. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Giuliana Laliberte of Wareham; his paternal grandparents, Maria (Nunes) and Carlos Fontes of Taunton; his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth (Medeiros) and Edmond Laliberte of New Bedford; 2 uncles, James Fontes of Taunton and Christopher Laliberte of Dartmouth. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday in St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham. Burial followed in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. Arrangements were with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, 2757 Anchor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064 or online at www.ebkids.org or to DebRA 75 Broad St., Suite 300 New York, NY 10004 or online at www.debra.org. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Lois Whiteman Hopkins
Sep 11, 2014

Lois Whiteman Hopkins, died at age 97, on Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Brewer Hopkins. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., and spent her later years in Lancaster, Pa., and Marion, Mass. She is survived by her daughters: Nancy Southard (John) of Winston-Salem, N.C., Constance Pierce (David) of Marion, Mass., and Margaret Hopkins of Mount Gretna, Pa. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is the sister of Mary Elizabeth Maxson of Danbury, Conn., and the grandmother of the late Andrew P. Freeman. Ceremonies: A gathering of friends and family will celebrate her life in the fall. Because of her love of reading, we ask that in lieu of flowers, gifts be directed to the Elizabeth Tabor Library, 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 and the Tabor Academy Library, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 in Honor of Suzy Titus.

DEATH
Joseph R. Andrews, Jr.
Sep 11, 2014

Joseph R. Andrews, Jr., 91, of Dartmouth died Thursday September 11, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Edith (Correia) Andrews. Born and raised in Mattapoisett, the son of the late Joseph R. and Beatrice (Faria-Monteiro) Andrews, he lived in Dartmouth for most of his life. Mr. Andrews had been a master glazier for Andrews Brothers Glass Company and Guido’s Plate Glass. He later served as a police officer for the New Bedford Police Department for 13 years. He later owned and operated Sean’s Restaurant in Swansea and had been the executive chef at many of the leading restaurants and clubs in the area including the Kittansett Club, the Hawthorne Country Club, the Holiday Inn, P.J. Kelly’s, and the Chatham Arms. He had been an instructor at New Bedford Vocational High School in the after school culinary arts program for at-risk students. His final career was serving as the Director of Food Service Operations at UMass Dartmouth until his retirement. During World War II, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Battles of Luzon and New Guinea. He was a member of the Andrews-Dahill Post 1531, Veterans of Foreign Wars. In his younger days, he played semi-professional baseball on teams in New Bedford and Cape Cod. He was featured in an article in the Fishing Gazette about catching scrod locally, flash freezing it and shipping it to other parts of the country arriving as fresh as when it was shipped. He is survived by his wife Edith; his children, Clyde A. Andrews and his companion, Susan Cadieux, City Councillor Naomi R.A. Carney, and Mark D. Andrews and his fiancée Colleen Jackson, all of New Bedford, and Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, former Chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, and her husband Daniel of Edgartown; his son-in-law, Edward F. Carney; a close family friend, Roger Brightman; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Jose R. Andrews III, and brother of the late Marjorie Payne, Roy Andrews, David Andrews, Mildred Barros, Pauline Collins, and Blanche Perry. His Funeral was held on Monday from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford. A private family burial was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Thomas Patrick Finn
Sep 08, 2014

Thomas Patrick Finn, 47, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly Monday, September 8, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth. He was the beloved son of Dan and Diane Finn. Born in Jacksonville FL, he was a lifelong resident of Plymouth. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, Class of 1985. Tom worked in sales and marketing and for over 20 years in the tourism industry. Most recently he was employed as a tour director for Colonial Lantern Tours of Plymouth and Boston. Tom loved and cherished his family and friends, especially his boys. He enjoyed bike riding and kite surfing. He is survived by his parents, Dan and Diane Finn of Mattapoisett, formerly of Plymouth; his two sons, Spencer of Plymouth and Deacon of Charlottesville, VA; his sister, Erin Zell and her husband, Todd of Marion; his brother Bill Finn of Boston; also survived by his nephew, Tyler Zell and niece Camerin Zell, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Tues., Sept. 23rd from 6 – 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Wed., Sept. 24th at Wickenden Chapel, Tabor Academy, Spring Street, Marion at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, please visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

Prev    Next       Displaying: 1 - 10     Out of: 1,559