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Rachel F. (Forbes) Wilbur
Jan 27, 2020

Rachel F. (Forbes) Wilbur, 90, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday January 27, 2020 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William K. Wilbur.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late James and Elise (St. Pierre) Forbes, she was raised and educated in Matane, Quebec, Canada, and returned to New Bedford at 16 years of age to continue her education. She graduated from Kinyon-Campbell Business School with a Bookkeeper Certificate. Mrs. Wilbur was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for White's Farm Dairy. She spent most of her life in Mattapoisett, where she and her beloved Bill developed the family farm on Oliver's Lane, and later West Hill, building nine homes over a 20 year period.
She was "Memere" to many families and friends.
She is survived by six children, Kenneth W. Wilbur, Roger F. Wilbur and his wife Jill, Diane M. Menard and her husband Wayne, Gail A. Joseph, William J. Wilbur and his wife Sue, and Nancy F. Clarke and her husband Kenneth (Bub); her sister, Rolande Roy; a special family friend, Donald Philla; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Heidi Marie (Wilbur) Brickell, and "son-in-law" Stephen DeCosta.
Her Funeral will be held on Saturday February 1, 2020 at 7:45 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven at 9 AM. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Paul Anthony Frangos
Jan 24, 2020

Beloved father and husband, Paul Anthony Frangos died Friday, January 24th at home after a long and valiant battle with Multiple Myeloma. Paul leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Elise Manley Frangos of Marion, MA and his children, Christina Mary Frangos of Marion, MA, Evan Paul Frangos of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lydia Dorothy Frangos Norris and her husband David Angelo Norris of Franklin, MA, and his loving brother, Thomas Anthony Frangos of Portsmouth, NH along with his in-laws, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved so much. Paul was predeceased by his sister, Dorothea, and his parents, Mary Christos Frangos and Anthony W. Frangos.
Paul was a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA at the University of Virginia. An avid runner, weightlifter and athlete, Paul served his country as a Marine at the end of the Vietnam War. He worked in International Marketing for Parker Brothers and for Verizon as a Director of International Marketing for 25 years where he trained sales forces and brought yellow pages advertising to Mediterranean countries as well as, Asian and former Soviet Bloc countries. A skilled linguist and writer, Paul enjoyed building cultural bridges with leaders of all sorts. In the final decade of his career, Paul taught mathematics and financial literacy to urban high school students in the Lawrence and Lynn Public Schools to honor those who had positively shaped his own development.
He and Elise raised their children in Boxford where he fundraised for several new playgrounds and built nature trails with the Boxford Athletic Association. Paul was a Boy Scout leader helping dozens of young men achieve their Eagle Scout Rank, including his own son, Evan.
After moving to Marion, he enjoyed the beauty of the South Coast, having the time to bike, kayak, walk his dogs, and practice carpentry to help his children with their homes. The consummate gentleman and friend, Paul will be dearly remembered for his love of animals, family and friends, his kindness, wit, intelligence and support for all who knew him.
A celebration of Paul's life for visitors will take place from 8 to 9:30 on January 28 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham followed by a 10 o'clock Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul's name to the MSPCA at
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Ruth G. (Salley) Taylor
Jan 21, 2020

Ruth G. (Salley) Taylor, 89 of Lakeville, MA passed away Tuesday January 21, 2020 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, MA. She was the wife of 53 years to the late Richard L. Taylor, Sr.
Born in Middleboro she was the daughter of the late Irving E. and Ruth (Henshaw) Salley. Ruth was educated in Middleboro and was a 1948 graduate of Middleboro Memorial High School. She lived in Middleboro and moved to Lakeville in 1952. She worked for the former Bucks Drugs Store in Middleboro, for the former Woolworths in New Bedford, clerk and typist at the former Lakeville State Sanatorium and then continued with the former Lakeville State Hospital and retired from MCI Bridgewater after 16 years. Ruth was the former treasure of the Fall Brook Mothers Club, a Cub Scout Leader and enjoyed gardening, knitting, puzzles, NASCAR, playing board games but most of all spending time with her family.
She is survived by 2 sons Richard L. Taylor, Jr. and his wife Carol of Maine and Bruce Gomer Taylor and his wife Lesley of Rochester; 5 grandchildren Amy Cutting and her husband James, Richard H. Taylor and his wife Michelle, Rebecca Donohue and her husband Sean, Meg Taylor and her partner John Fitzgerald and Justin L. Taylor; 8 great-grandchildren Taylor and Nolan Cutting, Addison Ruth and Sadie Mae Taylor, Hayden Taylor, MaKayla Poholek, Logan Houlihan, Andrew and Benjamin Devries and Finlee Donohue; 1 great-great-granddaughter Olivia Fisher; a brother Ernest Davoll; a sister Harriett Sherman and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Arnold C. Salley, Ellen May Thayer, Verna L. Young, Millicent Henley, Martha (Charron) Santos and Lillian Gross.
A Graveside Service took place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11:00 am in Chace Cemetery in Freetown.
To leave a condolence for the family please visit Arrangements are by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA

Dorothy Elaine Burrill
Jan 21, 2020

Dorothy Elaine Burrill of Marion, Massachusetts passed January 21st after a long illness. She leaves behind her three children: Michael Bejtlich of Rochester MA, Nancy Benson of Mattapoisett, and Amy Silva of Marstons Mills and six grandchildren: Matthew and Emily Bejtlich, Connor and Casey Mackenzie, and Jacob and Emma Silva. Dorothy (Dot) Burrill was a lifelong social activist, educator, and mentor to hundreds of women and men on Cape Cod during her career. She graduated from Harvard University with an MA in Public Administration after completing her undergraduate degrees at Cape Cod Community College and Boston University.
Dot was the co-founder and director of the Women in Transition Program and a professor at Cape Cod Community College. Earlier in her career, she was executive director for both Action for Opportunity and the Urban Coalition in Pittsfield Massachusetts, where she also served as president of the League of Women Voters. She received many federal, state, and local awards throughout her life for her outstanding advocacy work. Dot also served in the Peace Corps in her early 70s--stationed in Jamaica, she worked with local schools on an anti-bullying campaign.
An avid traveler, Dot visited the Caribbean frequently. She also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and Australia. She loved to read, kayak, and swim. And boy, did she love to dance--cooking not so much! She was a courageous woman who fought tirelessly for social justice causes she embraced. She had an infectious laugh, and as one of her colleagues remembers, she was "warm and kind, but not to be underestimated."
Dot's energetic and passionate nature will be missed by her family, friends, and colleagues. Her family is grateful for all those who helped during her years of illness. We want the community to know that she passed peacefully. Thank you, Dot, for your hard work, dedication to social justice, boundless energy, adventurous spirit, and for leaving the world a better place. A small family celebration will be held this summer in her honor.

Nancy (Cleveland) Kimon
Jan 16, 2020

Nancy (Cleveland) Kimon, 89, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, Massachusetts on Thursday January 16, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter M. Kimon, a native of Athens, Greece.
Born in Medford, Massachusetts to the late Richard M. Cleveland and Ellen (Conneely) Cleveland, Nancy grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, attending Belmont High School and then Pembroke College in Brown University. She went on to complete an Associate in Arts from the College of Practical Arts and Letters in 1954 from Boston University.
While a Junior at Belmont High School, Nancy met her future husband, Peter who at the time was studying Engineering at MIT as an international student from Greece. They married in Cambridge in 1953, and so began an exciting life of adventure and travel and active participation in the communities in which she lived whether in the United States or Europe. Contributing to the betterment of society, Nancy volunteered for causes close to her heart throughout her life that led to meaningful change.
Mattapoisett always held a special place in her heart. From 1939 she began spending her summers on Angelica Point and then Point Connett. In 1986 following the death of her husband, she relocated from Mendham, New Jersey to Mattapoisett to be nearer to her family. She quickly became involved in the community, becoming an active member in the Christian Women's Club of Cape Cod, the Mattapoisett Woman's Club and the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich, MA. Having a passion for historic Sandwich Glass, Nancy was a Trustee for thirteen years, an officer of the Board for four years and on Accessions Committee for ten years. In addition, she served on various committees including the Centennial Celebration Committee, Board of Advisers and the Strategic Planning Committee and was an important part of the evolution of this institution. In 1991, she restored the Carriage House at the Congregational Church in Mattapoisett, as a memorial to her husband Peter and her father Richard.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Kimon) Brattstrom and her family who reside in Australia, and would like to acknowledge and thank all the staff at Sippican Healthcare Center for the love, support and care her mother received, for which she is truly grateful.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 4-6 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals,, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. A Funeral Service for Nancy will be held on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at the First Congregational Church of Marion at 11 am. A private burial will take place on Thursday 23, 2020 at Hilltop Cemetery in Mendham, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Nancy's memory, to the Sandwich Glass Museum, P.O. Box 103, Sandwich MA 02563. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Lois Marion (Cobbett) Buckley
Jan 16, 2020

Lois Marion (Cobbett) Buckley, 92, of Rochester, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on the very windy evening of January 16, 2020. She was staying at the Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, recovering from a recent illness. Lois was the widow of the late Edward F. Buckley, Sr. and the daughter of the late Florence (Chase) Cobbett and Philip Wesley Cobbett. Born in Whitman Massachusetts, January 19, 1927 Lois lived in Brockton and Wareham for many years before moving to Rochester in 2010.
She is survived by her son, Edward F. Buckley, Jr., his wife Shelley R. Myers Buckley of Rochester, granddaughter Elsie A. Buckley, and many nieces and nephews from the Buckley, Collins, and Perkins families whom she cherished dearly. She was the sister of the late Barbara (Cobbett) MaDan and Ruth (Cobbett) Collins. She was very close to her sisters and all her family. Lois loved spending good times together on Cape Cod at the cottage her father built in the late 1940's called the "Sea Chest" on Beach Plum Lane in Eastham, MA. Throughout her life she had an affection for the sun, beaches, pets and the mountains of New Hampshire. Family values and traditions were the staples of her life.
Visiting hours are from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham followed by her funeral at 12:00 pm. Burial service will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Depression, Anxiety and Dementia to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, 800.272.3900

Edward A. Farinon
Jan 16, 2020

Edward A. Farinon, 72, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Born in North Adams, MA on October 4, 1947, Edward was the son of late Edward and Mary (Peat) Farinon. He was a graduate of North Adams High School and began a career as a textile colorist, working for Arnold Print Works, Dartmouth Finishing, Brittany Dyeing & Printing, and Slater Screen Print.
While in North Adams, he met the love of his life of 35 years, Laurell J. (McElreath) Farinon. Ed and Laurell married on October 22, 1988 in the village of Assonet in the town of Freetown, MA. Together they made their home in Acushnet, MA and adopted and raised their one child, Maria L. Farinon.
Edward worked hard to balance his work and family life. Together, the Farinon family enjoyed spending time with friends and relatives at his New Hampshire camp, skiing, playing golf, and watching sports. Ed was much loved by his friends and family and was known for his quick sense of humor and could always be found telling funny stories of his childhood or day to day life.
Edward A. Farinon will forever be remembered by his beloved wife, Laurell J. (McElreath) Farinon, his daughter, Maria L. Farinon, and his sister, Deborah (Farinon) Isbell of Acushnet, MA. He is survived by his 9 nieces and nephews, Carol, Chilli, Lyndsey, Courtney, Amelia, Jeff, Justin, Nicholas, and Adam; 4 great nieces and nephews: Samantha, Max, Katie, Joe, Zoe, and Ada; his sister-in-laws, Lynn and Michele; and brother-in-law, Rob. He is also survived by his dearest friends, Joe and Julieta, Nancy and Donna, Jose and Andrea; and his beloved dog, Roscoe and cat, Bruin.
Edward's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Stephen Butler at Dartmouth Medical Center, the staff at the Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Centers, the caregivers at Community Nurse Home Care located in Fairhaven, MA, and the doctors and staff at St. Anne's Hospital located in Fall River, MA.
In keeping with Edward A. Farinon's wishes, there will be no funeral services. His cremation remains will be scattered near his beloved New Hampshire camp in October.

James Scott Vicino
Jan 12, 2020

James Scott Vicino, 55, of Mattapoisett, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 12, 2020.
Born and raised in Wareham, Scott was a 1982 graduate of Wareham High School, and later earned a degree in Computer Science from New England Institute of Technology. He worked as a Customer Service Engineer for NCR for over 20 years, where he was well respected by his peers for his unmatched technical knowledge, leadership skills, and his willingness to provide assistance wherever needed.
Scott was one of a kind, known for his quiet gentle spirit, his genuine nature and his ability to fix just about anything. He treasured time spent with his family, being outdoors, and creating delicious homemade meals from scratch. He was loved beyond words and will be missed dearly by his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol (Cammarata) Vicino, with whom he shared 31 beautiful years of marriage; his daughter Alyssa Kim Vicino of Mattapoisett; two sons, Stephen James Vicino and his wife Kathryn of Marion and Matthew John Vicino of Fairhaven; and his beloved grandson, Jacob Owen Vicino, who was his pride and joy; his siblings, Paul Vicino and his wife Yoko of Halifax, Theresa O'Mahoney and her husband John of Wareham, Michael Vicino and his wife Lori of Mattapoisett, David Vicino and his wife Heather of Victor, NY, and John Vicino and his wife Janet of Bourne; and several nieces and nephews.
Scott was predeceased by his parents James and Frances Vicino.
All who knew and loved Scott are invited to join his family for a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, January 25th from 12 Noon - 3 pm at the Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham. Scott was laid to rest at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Mattapoisett during a private burial service with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals. For online guestbook, visit

Lenine M. Gonsalves
Jan 11, 2020

Lenine M. Gonsalves, 92, of Rochester passed away on Saturday January 11, 2020. He was the loving husband of Beatrice (Rogers) Gonsalves; they had been married for 67 years.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Augusta (Mendes) Gonsalves. Following his graduation from New Bedford High School in 1946, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force where he was a GCA technician. During this period, he was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland from which he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1952. He later received his Master's degree from Northeastern University. He also completed post-graduate work at Brown University, Boston University, MIT, and City College of New York.
Len had been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He began his long and distinguished teaching career in 1953 at the New Bedford Textile School. Throughout the years he helped to build the electrical engineering department into a world class educational operation. At the time of his retirement in 1991, he had taught for close to forty years, half of those as the chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
In 1969 Len went to Saudi Arabia for two years where he helped establish an electrical engineering program and outfit the electrical engineering laboratories at the Saudi Arabia College of Petroleum and Minerals. He later spent the 1979-1980 academic year at the Institute for Electronics and Electricity in Boumerdes, Algeria, again helping to establish a new program.
He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Education. He had also been a registered Professional Engineer in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
He is survived by the love of his life, Beatrice; two sons, Jerrold Gonsalves and his wife Opal of Florida, and Mark Gonsalves and his wife Donna of Georgia; his daughter, Jan Marie Aarsheim and her husband Knute of Marion; nine grandchildren, Eric Aarsheim and his wife Courtney, Kirby Apjohn and her husband Andrew, Keith Aarsheim, Stephanie Fritts and her husband Seth, Jeremy Gonsalves and his wife Monica, Taylor Gonsalves, and Sarah, Tyler, and Tobin Blatchford; and five great-grandchildren, Kenzie, Rylan, Gavin, Cameron, and Olivia.
He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Gonsalves and his brother, Tony Gonsalves.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday January 13, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. His funeral service and burial in St. John's Cemetery in New Bedford will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Alan "Al" Montgomery Danse
Jan 10, 2020

Alan "Al" Montgomery Danse, 75, of Marion, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts on January 10, 2020 following a brief illness.
Al is survived by his wife of 56 years Margaret "Lynn" Danse, his daughter, Shelly Danse Richins, her husband Todd Richins and their two sons, Max and Henry, and his son Christopher Alan Danse of Marion, and his two daughters, Madelyn and Moira Danse of Portland, Maine.
Al was born in Lewiston, Maine and attended schools in Lisbon Falls where his mother was a teacher for 42 years. He received a degree in Business and Finance from Bentley College. In 1970, Al joined the Titleist Company, which brought he and his family to Marion, where he established cherished friendships and had deep ties to the community.
Al had a good sense of humor and was known for his ability to tell a great joke or an amusing story. As an avid golfer, Al was a proud member of The Kittansett Club for over 20 years, participating in many tournaments and fostering a lifelong love of the sport. He served on the Marion Finance Committee and was a former Mason.
In 2002, he and his wife retired to St. Simons Island, GA. They returned to Marion in 2011 to be closer to family and friends, where Al enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren sharing his love of baseball and golf.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at The Kittansett Club, 11 Point Road, Marion, MA 02738 at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill St., Marion, MA 02738.

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