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Richard Winterbottom
Sep 23, 2020

Richard Winterbottom, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of 35 years to Cecelia "Cissy" Ramos of Fairhaven.
Born in Acushnet, son of the late Albert and Doris (Brun) Winterbottom, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Dick served in the Air Force and later was the owner/operator of Dick's Gulf Station in Fairhaven for many years where he was known for giving customers a free pumpkin. He also loved farming and was most recently known for his vegetable farm in Mattapoisett known as Winterbottom Farm and participating in local farmers markets for years.
He enjoyed golfing and playing tennis and had been a member of the Reservation Golf Course, a lifetime member of the NRA and the Republican National Committee. He also enjoyed playing BINGO, country music and even was able to go to a Carrie Underwood concert. He loved being on the farm, on his tractor and excavator and hanging with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Mark Winterbottom of Fairhaven, Kim Botelho and her husband James of Dartmouth, Todd Winterbottom and his wife Rhonda of Maine, Jill Fletcher of Fairhaven, Russell Winterbottom and his wife Tracy and Richard Winterbottom all of FL; his companion, Cissy and her children, Andre Ramos, Jude Moitoza and their children and the late Tanya Ramos; three sisters, Bette Huyser and her companion Jack Gallagher of Nantucket, Mary Winterbottom of Fairhaven and Nancy Rendal and her husband Ed of Easton; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister Joan Shaw and brother Thomas Winterbottom.
In accordance with his wishes services will be private. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Timothy J. Watterson
Sep 22, 2020

Timothy J. Watterson, 63, of Mattapoisett died September 22, 2020 unexpectedly at home.
He was the husband of Cathleen J. Dupont.
Born in Newport, RI, son of the late Frederick J. and Mary C. (Dudley) Watterson, he lived in Newport until 1987 and then moving to Mattapoisett in 1991.
He was formerly employed by Liberty Mutual as a financial auditor for 40 years until his retirement last year.
He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Mr. Watterson enjoyed running, walking his dog Archie and tutoring GED students.
Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Paige Watterson of Mattapoisett; 3 brothers, David Watterson and his wife Lynn of Warwick, RI, Paul Watterson and his wife Barbara of Sarasota, FL and Robert Watterson and his wife Mary of Newport, RI; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His funeral will be held on Monday, September 28th at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 27th from 2-5 pm. Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for the safety of everyone. You MUST wear a mask to be allowed entry to the services. Please practice social distancing and avoid any close contact. Guests will be permitted to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere
Sep 21, 2020

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere, 77, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John J. Lariviere.
Born in Queens, NY, a daughter of the late Clifford and Marion (Brais) Harrison she previously lived in Mattapoisett, North Carolina, Brooklyn, NY, and Tafton, PA.
Mrs. Lariviere graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1961 where she was the head cheerleader. Joyce worked as a sales manager for Dillard's and Macy's and a coordinator at Copeland Manufacturing. Joyce was very skilled at crafting. She loved toll painting and refinishing antique furniture and her homes. Mrs. Lariviere enjoyed riding horseback and extensive travelling with her husband who served in the United States Air Force.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John "David" Lariviere of Abilene, TX; a daughter, Michele Lariviere of Milford, PA; a brother, David Harrison of Fairhaven; four grandchildren, Chealsea Lariviere, Jennifer Gaspari, Kyleigh Smith, and McKenna Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Carol Cotter.
Her memorial visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2020 5-8 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven with a service at 5 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or For online tribute/directions

Susan J. (Drinkwater) Foster
Sep 19, 2020

Susan J. (Drinkwater) Foster, 78, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 after a two year battle with cancer. She was the wife of George E. Foster.
Mrs. Foster was born and raised in New Bedford. She graduated from New Bedford High School, class of 1960 and had been their Alumni Treasurer ever since. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett for 50 years and loved singing in the choir. She worked in corporate security, first at Fairhaven Savings and later at Citizens Bank. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteering at both St. Luke's Hospital and Charlton Memorial. Mrs. Foster was an avid traveler who visited all 50 states and wasn't afraid to pack up her children along with a tent and drive them all over the country every summer. Later in life her favorite thing was cruising with her husband. As the family photographer, all of these adventures are well documented.
Survivors along with her husband include her 6 children: Kevin M. Porter, Andrea L. Porter-Lopez, Karen E. Gheesling, Lisa D. Foster, Lori B. Scheffler and Randi L. Skeper; and her 7 grandsons whom she loved and who will miss her dearly: Diego, Ethan, Zachary, Benjamin, William, George and Emmett.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony's Church (memo: choir) and the Friends of Westport Library.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport, MA 02790.
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Russell C. Gleason
Sep 17, 2020

Russell C. Gleason, 85, of Mattapoisett, Norwood, and formerly of Wakefield, died after a brief illness on September 17, 2020. Russ was married for 59 years to Beverly (Anderson). He was an accountant by profession, and retired from his firm, Stonewood Business Services.
The son of Robert Arthur Gleason and Ruth (Sanborn) Russ was born on June 29, 1935 in Newton. He graduated from Newton High School in 1953 and the University of Oklahoma in 1957. He served as an officer in the US Navy. He is survived by his wife Beverly, his son R. Scott of Woburn, grandson Christopher of Thornton NH, daughter Cathy Aho, son in law Kriss and grandchildren Lucas and Tess, all of Jamaica Plain. He is survived by his older brother Robert Gleason of Essex, CT many nieces and nephews, and brother in law Edward Anderson of Jamaica Plain and Humarock.
Russ enjoyed a lifetime of summers at Crescent Beach in Mattapoisett, minus a few years due to hurricanes. He loved being with friends, fishing,sailing, digging and eating quahogs, playing cards, reading history, and watching the endless activity on Buzzards Bay outside his window. He was known for his quick wit, encyclopedic knowledge, and enthusiasm for the Red Sox, Patriots, and Sooners.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Crescent Beach Improvement Association, PO Box 552, Mattapoisett MA 02739.

Dorothy Salgado
Sep 16, 2020

Dorothy Salgado, age 89, of Mattapoisett, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home in New Bedford after suffering a debilitating stroke in March.
Born November 13, 1930 in New Bedford, Dorothy was the only child of James Lee and Amelia (Pestana) Lee. In 1949, she married Armand Salgado of New Bedford, and they enjoyed many happy years together. Following his sudden death in 1976, Dorothy eventually moved to Mattapoisett, where she resided until her passing.
Dorothy was formerly employed as a teller at New Bedford Institution for Savings in the downtown office. Friendly and sociable, many customers would wait at her window for her to complete their transactions. She retired from NBIS in 1990. She was a member of the Ivy Circle in New Bedford for many years.
Dorothy lived a full and active lifestyle right up until her illness in March. She belonged to many different senior groups and enjoyed a variety of social activities, traveling, bingo, card games, and meetings. She was blessed with many friends whom she loved dearly. She was also a member of the VFW and attended meetings and events in Freetown. She was a lover of animals, and had an amazing green thumb and plants that flourished under her care. She always felt that keeping active is the key to longevity, and that belief served her well.
Dorothy was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Bryan Salgado and his wife Helen of Summerfield, Florida, and Wayne Salgado of Margate, Florida. She leaves 2 very loved grandchildren, Karyn Demers of Freetown, and Bryan Salgado, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Salisbury, NC, and 4 great-grandchildren, Rachel Demers, Jason Demers, Matthew Salgado, and Brianne Watkins. She also leaves behind her beloved aunt, Cecile (Pestana) Boyer of New Bedford. She enjoyed spending time at family events, and we will miss her laughter and fun-loving personality. She also leaves behind many loyal friends who were a huge part of her life, and we know they will miss her companionship.
A special thanks to Karyn Demers, who had a special bond with her "Grams." As the only family member still living in New England now, Karyn went above and beyond to care for her and bring peace and love to her final days.
We would like to thank the staff at New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home for their compassionate care of Dorothy, especially given the Covid pandemic. We know it is a trying time for you but you did a great job facilitating visits.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date once final arrangements can be made. Please check the website of Southcoast Chapel for more information at Burial will be private. She will rest in eternal peace at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford, alongside her husband.

Donald Packard Farwell
Sep 13, 2020

Donald Packard Farwell, 97, of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mattapoisett, died suddenly Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Tobey Hospital following a period of declining health. He was the husband of Beverly (Morey) Farwell, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.
Born in Needham, MA, son of the late Joseph Willard and Isabel (Farrow) Farwell, he lived in Mattapoisett and Sharon for most of his life.
Donald served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Signal Corps during World War II in the South West Pacific Theatre.
He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, The Campbell School, and Bentley School of Accounting and Finance.
Donald was formerly employed for 20 years with the Boston engineering firm of Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, now FST. He was then elected to the office of Treasurer of the Town of Sharon, as which he served for 18 years, as well as serving as Treasurer of the First Congregational Church of Sharon.
He was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, the Stone Street Strummers Banjo Band, Mattapoisett Historical Society Board of Directors, Past President of the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association, and Past President of the Norfolk County Municipal Finance Officers Association.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved wife, Beverly, annual visits to the Big E Exposition in Springfield, Celtic Thunder's music, traveling near and far, winter vacations in FL, where he was a faithful volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, and living in Mattapoisett with her harbor, Ned's Point, Buzzards Bay, Cleveland Ledge and the North Falmouth water tower in full view.
He is survived by his wife; three nieces, Sandra J. Bartlett of Barrington, RI, Joanne D. Hess of Clearwater, FL, and Susan J. Dias of Dartmouth; his nephew, David F. Morey of Mattapoisett; seven great-nephews, Charles Milton Beeghly, III, George Willard Bartlett, Nathan Sears Bartlett, Daniel Macomber Johnson, Charles Dexter Marges, Gregory Paul Marges, and Christopher David Morey; and eight great-great-nieces.
He was predeceased by his nephew, James C. Macomber and his great-niece, Elizabeth Anne Morey.
His public visitation was held Sunday, September 20, 2020 in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. His Funeral Service and burial in Cushing Cemetery was held privately due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For information about viewing Donald's Funeral Service via livestream, please send an e-mail to and the information will be sent to you. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett MA 02739 or The Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, visit

Hazel (Stanfield) Conlon
Sep 11, 2020

Hazel (Stanfield) Conlon, 77, formerly Worcester and Mattapoisett, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Francis J. Conlon II; her parents, Ivan Stanfield and Marjorie Graham. Hazel was born in Belfast, Ireland and graduated high school from the Belfast School of Girls. She married her husband in 1962 in Germany, where they met while he was stationed abroad.
Hazel lived in Worcester for many years before moving to Mattapoisett. Hazel was a bus driver for Worcester Public Schools for over 35 years, before moving to Mattapoisett, where she worked as a bus driver for Laidlaw Bus Company for over 10 years, before retiring to Briny Breeze, FL, before her husband's passing in 2010.
Hazel enjoyed spending time with her family and loved ones, along with knitting and spending time at Crescent Beach. She is survived by three sons; Graham Conlon and Christopher Conlon of Worcester, and Joseph Conlon and his wife Nancy of Oxford. Hazel is also survived an honorary daughter, Ella Wrubleski of Connecticut, and by her only living cousin, Grant Smith of Carrichferfus, Ireland, and by six grandchildren - Michael Conlon and his wife Elizabeth of Worcester, Mandee Yursha and her husband Jonathan of Auburn, Christopher Ferris of Orlando, FL, Liam Conlon, Riana Conlon and Rylee Conlon of Oxford. Hazel also leaves 3 great-grandchildren, Liliana Kay, Kristopher Kay Jr., and Lucas Yursha of Auburn.
Memorial calling hours are Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oxford.

Walter A. Pierce, Jr.
Sep 11, 2020

Walter A. Pierce, Jr. 72, of West Wareham died peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford with his wife and daughters by his side. He was the husband of Carol L. (Peltola) Pierce.
Born in Wareham on December 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Walter A. Pierce and Emily J. (Vecchi) Pierce of Rochester. Walter graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 1965. He worked several jobs in his early years; Hayden Separator in Wareham, Braincon Corporation in Marion and Maxim Motors in Middleboro. He was in business with his cousin, Glenn Pierce at Pierce T.V. & Electronics, Inc. in Rochester for 23 years. For over 50 years, Walter was a member of the Town of Wareham Fire Dept and then later the Wareham Fire District Fire Dept, as well as their dive squad before retiring in December 2013. During the 51 years married to his wife, Walter was supportive of the family cranberry business, Big Rock Farm, Inc. in Middleboro. He maintained the bogs for over 20 years; recently with his grandson, Owen.
He was a member of the Wareham Fire Association, the Dude's Crossing Health Club in Tihonet and a 44-year member of the Tri Town Golf League. He enjoyed; fishing, hunting, golfing, table shuffleboard with the "Bog Rats," also cribbage and poker with his buddies. He also enjoyed working on his 1986 Buick Grand National and taking it to classic car shows.
Survivors include his wife; his daughters, Nicky (Pierce) Wilson, of Mattapoisett, MA; Jessica (Pierce) Kinney of Rochester, MA and five grandchildren, Owen Kinney, Delaney Wilson, Olivia Kinney, Makenzie Despres, & Jeffrey Despres. Walter had six sisters; Frances Florindo & Gail Purdy of West Wareham, and Bonnie Hartley of Rochester. He was predeceased by his sisters Laurianne Lowe of Minnesota, June Gainey of N. Carolina and Joyce McWilliams of W. Wareham.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery, 380 High Street, Rochester. Appropriate COVID-19 protocol will be required including the use of face masks and social distancing.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Wareham Fireman's Association, 273 Main Street, Wareham, MA 02571.

Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire
Sep 11, 2020

c, 90 of New Bedford passed away peacefully at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility on September 11, 2020.
Jean was born April 18, 1930 to Jesse Leo and Gertrude Mae (Leahey) Campbell and lived in Fall River until her marriage to J. Paul Lemaire. They raised a family and then moved to Florida until her husband's passing in 1998. For medical reasons she came back home to Massachusetts in 2016.
During her early life after the death of her father, she spent some time at Sisters of St. Joseph and then after graduating from Sacred Heart Academy she was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph for most of her career as an Operator, Clerk and Supervisor. After retiring as a telephone pioneer, returned to work in the business department. She was a very dedicated worker receiving attendance awards and accolades, held other part time jobs and was involved with elections in Westport as a worker and warden.
After marrying Buddy (Paul) she resided with her mother-in-law, Laura Lemaire for 9 years and moved next door after building their beautiful cape home in Westport. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church in Westport where they raised four children.
Buddy and Jean were square dancers and lit up the dance floor as they waltzed. They were very much in love throughout their 45 years together. Jean was especially proud of her Scottish heritage and would comment on her love for her Aunt Margaret and her signature eyebrows. She was an avid card player, introducing the game Hand and Foot to Rochester Congregational Church and the Rochester Council on Aging where she loved to make everyone play by the rules and laugh. She was very well known as the raspberry tart baker in Florida, serious bingo player and enjoyed being an artist. She had a love of curtains and dressed her bed every morning.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three daughters; Ann Soares (Thomas) of Rochester, Jane Lemaire Crompton (Kevin) of Rhode Island , Lois Bettencourt of GA and one son; Paul R. Lemaire (Maria) of Fall River, Ma. Five granddaughters; Katie Jean Cunningham (Peter) and Shelby Elizabeth Bettencourt, both of Florida, Megan Julia Bettencourt of Westport, Ma, Chloe Rae Doucet (Michael) of West Bridgewater, Rileigh Paige Lemaire of Fall River, Ma. Two grandsons; Jay Paul White (Sandra) of Westport, Ma and David Louis White (My) of California. Four great-granddaughters; Aurora Sky White and Regina Jay White of Westport, Ma, Brooklyn Roseann Cunningham and Piper Faye Cunningham of Florida and one great-Grandson, Brock Banner Doucet of West Bridgewater, Ma. One sister in law who was her matron of honor, Alyce Lemaire Maynard of PA. She leaves many nieces and nephews; Michael, Thomas, Jean, Kelly, Kara, (Cardoza) Robert, Bruce, Steve, Laurie, (Campbell)Judith and Susan, (Maynard) three step- grandchildren and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husbands: J. Paul Lemaire and Ralph Dow, her parents, her siblings Ruth Gertrude Cardoza and Robert Lincoln Campbell, nieces; Helen, Anita, Louise and nephew George and many friends.
A memorial graveside service under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport will be held at Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport on September 28, 2020 at 11am. Please adhere to all Covid-19 state guidelines by wearing a mask and remaining 6 feet apart if you plan to attend. All traditional Scottish clan apparel is welcome.
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility for their dignified and caring environment. Jean spent her final years being creative, feeling loved and blessed to be treated as the lady she truly was.
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