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DEATH
Robert E. Mitchell
May 15, 2024

Robert E. Mitchell, 80, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in Westview on Main after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of the late Brenda (Gagner) Mitchell.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Harold and Jeanie (Ciborowski) Mitchell he was a lifelong area resident.

Bob was a manager at Sears & Roebuck for many years and continued to be a manger in the retail business. Bob was also a part-time Marion police officer for thirteen years. He had a great sense of humor and in his spare time he enjoyed working around cars and woodworking.

He is survived by his children, Christopher Mitchell of Acushnet, Peter Mitchell and his wife Laura of Acushnet, and Amy DeSantos and her husband Ted of Manchester, CT; four grandchildren, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Ellie DeSantos, and Samuel DeSantos.

His services are private and under the direction of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Parkinson's Foundation New England Chapter, Attn: Donor Services, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 - www.parkinson.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 - www.stjude.org. For online tribute: www.waring-sullivan.com

DEATH
G. Richard Duffy Jr.
May 12, 2024

G. Richard Duffy Jr., known in the community as "Duff," passed away in his home on Sunday surrounded by friends and family at the age of 86. A fighter to the end, he eventually lost his battle with cancer, but he took it into double overtime of his own game seven.

Born in Medford, MA in 1937, he was the oldest son of the late G. Richard Duffy and the late Helen (Galvin) Duffy who he revered (but selectively listened to.) His Irish home was filled with extended family including five Galvin uncles and his Gram whom he adored.

He grew up in Cambridge, MA, Newport RI, and Fall River, MA. He dominated the playgrounds and the fields with an intensity that continued through an all-American high school career, three sport college years and continued into his coaching at Tabor Academy.

A proud patriot, he served his country from 1958 to 1963 as a U.S. Marine Veteran which was one of his greatest honors.

Dean, Teacher, House Parent, and Coach at Tabor Academy, "Coach Duffy" mentored thousands of students throughout his 48-year career, retiring in 2016. A Babson College graduate, and Tabor Academy Class of 1956, he returned to his beloved Tabor in 1969 where he taught History, introduced an Advanced Placement Economics course, as well as the popular elective America in Vietnam.

Coach Duffy served as head coach of varsity baseball for 33 years, as well the leader of the JV football team for 18 seasons. He was one of the first Dean of Students and for 18 years was the houseparent in West House. He has been Tabor's most ardent sports fan and one of the strongest supporters of Tabor's athletes.

Duff's impact on Tabor sports was recognized in 2011 with the naming of the school's athletic turf field complex in his honor. The G. Richard Duffy Athletic Fields are used today by Tabor students, as well as the Greater Tri-Town Communities. At the field's dedication, the students wore t-shirts with the quote "grass doesn't grow on the JV field" to recognize the tough practices he was known for. Former players referred to Duff's JV football practices as "varsity track."

For 25 years during the summers, Duff ran Silvershell Beach in Marion. He was a permanent fixture at the end of the jetty, orange swim trunks, whistle in hand, patrolling the swim lines no boats dared to cross.

Duff's impressive life-long collection of rare coins has been donated to Tabor to start a scholarship fund in his name.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett and known in his community for his quiet acts of generosity and kindness.

Surviving are his daughter Kate G. Duffy and her husband Jim Carlson of Edmond, Oklahoma, his sisters: Patricia van den Broek and her husband Albertus of Darien, CT and Paula Chase and her husband David of Denver, Colorado; 2 nephews Richard and Patrick van den Broek, niece Amy Semansky, their families as well as thousands of Tabor students over the last 50 years.

His Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10am in St. Anthony's Church, 26 Hammond St., Mattapoisett, MA. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4-7pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Memorial contributions may be sent to the G. Richard Duffy Scholarship Fund, Tabor Academy, 66 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738 or online https://www.givecampus.com/zbwwbn. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Following the burial there will be a celebration of Coach's life at the Fall River Country Club, where everyone will "Eat, Drink and be Merry" per Duff's instructions.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

DEATH
Robert M. Sherman
May 07, 2024

Robert M. Sherman, 87, of Rochester died peacefully May 7, 2024 at St. Luke's Hospital.

He was the husband of Harriett S. (Salley) Sherman, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.

Born in Rochester, son of the late Clifford L. and Margaret (Gifford) Sherman, he lived in Rochester all of his life.

Robert was the proud owner of R.M. Sherman Builder, having built countless custom homes in the tri-town.

He enjoyed hunting in his younger years, farming and spending countless hours on his father's cub tractor.

Survivors include his wife; his 5 children, Bryan Sherman and his wife Laurene, Diana Sherman-Knapp and her husband Wayne, Donna Ray and her husband Gene, Melanie Sherman-Morris and her husband Darren, all of Rochester and Brett Sherman of Mattapoisett and Florida; a sister, Jean Finnegan of Longmeadow, MA; 11 grandchildren, Meredith, Erin and her husband Rob, Clifford and his wife Alison, Wesley and his partner Nikki, Christopher, Benjamin, Andrea, Robert, Carrie and her husband Michael, Michael and his wife Paula and Madeline and her fiance Mark; 3 great-grandchildren, Gilbert John, Aubrey Anne and Logan James; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Linda Sherman and Clifford Sherman, Jr. and "special brother" to the late Diana Laycock Macy.

His visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 10th 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 Saturday, May 11th at 12 Noon in the Sherman Cemetery, Pine St. Rochester. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Rev. Lisabeth Brimm
May 02, 2024

Rev. Lisabeth Brimm passed away peacefully at McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich, MA on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Liz was the devoted life partner of 31 years to Carol M. Wester of Mattapoisett, MA.

Liz was born in Shawnee, OK to Preston and Lou Brimm, and had two beloved brothers, Patrick, and Michael, all of whom pre-deceased her. She is also pre-deceased by her much beloved Service Dog, and loving canine companion of 12 years, Ava.

Liz was a scholar, an accomplished woman, a self-made person, and always saw the best in everyone, and in every situation.

She graduated from Colorado College, having attended on a full academic Boettcher scholarship, where she was very active in social and women's rights causes. She also graduated from Andover Newton Yale Theological School, and took great pride in this, fulfilling a life-long dream of serving God, and helping others to enjoy God's presence and blessings.

Liz also had long and distinguished careers in software and hardware computer sales for major national companies, insurance sales, and served as a financial advisor for Edward Jones. She was the Protestant Chaplain for the Wrentham Developmental Center for several years, and proudly served people with intellectual disabilities. She most recently served as a Pulpit Supply minister at many area churches, and temporary pastor at the West Congregational Church in Taunton, which she enjoyed tremendously. She was also an active member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, and North Congregational Church in Middleborough.

Liz leaves behind her beloved companion Carol, as well as many dear friends, including Rev. Dale Thackery of Marion, Rev. Aimee Dion of Pocasset, and Havens Levitt of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also leaves her extended family members, Barbara and Douglas Bingham of Raynham, Janice Wester and Grace Trivers of Chelmsford, Andrew, Molly, and Colby Januse of Fall River, Martha Januse and Zelia Costa of Taunton, Treesie Allen of Dallas, Texas, Michael Martin and Amy Peterson of Fairhaven, and Grace Resendes of New Bedford.

In honor of Liz, please perform an act of kindness, say a prayer, treasure the people you love, pet a dog, and see the miracle in every day. Donations may be kindly made to the any animal protective agency of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held for Liz on Saturday, May 11th at 2PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. Friends are invited to arrive at the funeral home at 1:30 PM. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com

DEATH
Cornelia Harrop Middleton
May 01, 2024

Cornelia Harrop Middleton, June 19, 1962 - May 1, 2024

Nina was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Jane Shearer Harrop and William Henry Harrop III and grew up in Padanaram, MA. She attended grade school and early high school in Dartmouth, MA and spent the rest of her high school years at Suffield Academy in Connecticut. She earned her BA summa cum laude at Providence College and her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She was a crisis navigator in the emergency department of Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, MA the final ten years of her career. She lived her life to the fullest, including during her final four years with breast cancer.

Nina was an athlete - a runner, sailor, and excellent skier - who relished the outdoors. She was a champion of women's rights. Together with her husband John she raised their daughter Cency in their Mattapoisett home. Nina loved travelling and spending time at the family cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan.

In addition to John and Cency, Nina leaves behind her son-in-law Anders Fogel and grandson Magnus, her brother William Henry Harrop IV, his wife Cathy, her nephew Will, and nieces Jen and Delaney, as well as a wealth of wonderful friends. She leaves a hole in a lot of hearts, or better to say she finds a lasting place in them.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy Fund or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com

DEATH
Donna L. Hubbard
Apr 30, 2024

Donna L. Hubbard, 77, of Marion died Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness.

She was raised in Mattapoisett and lived in town for most of her life.

Donna spent much of her time lovingly caring for her son, Paul, until his passing in 2009. She enjoyed having a good time with family and friends, shopping, and having her glass of sangria when she went out.

She is survived by loving family members and friends and was predeceased by her only child, Paul M. Hubbard.

Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
William (Bill, Wild Bill) D. Titcomb
Apr 30, 2024

William (Bill, Wild Bill) D. Titcomb of Marion, MA, passed away at the age of 83 on April 30, 2024. William was born in Keene, NH, graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1958, and graduated from the New Bedford Institute of Technology in 1962. William served in the United States Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant, was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a proud member of the VFW, Post 2425. After serving his country, he became known as Mr. Titcomb (Mr. T) and was an elementary school teacher for the Town of Wareham for 37 years. In addition, he coached several sports at the high school level for both the boys and girls teams. Mr. Titcomb was the first coach ever of the Wareham hockey team and the Wareham tennis team. He also coached girls basketball, and girls soccer. Bill was also a local cable television celebrity. His channel 8 television shows included: The Knowledge Bowl, Let's Play Tennis, Let's Play Golf, Wild Bill's Woodworking, and Wild Bill's Wildflower Painting.

In his spare time, Wild Bill enjoyed playing tennis, golf, fishing, sailing, skiing, ice skating, playing hockey, painting, carpentry, eating breakfast with his high school buddies, and riding around in his pickup truck. He was a tennis champion at the Sippican Tennis Club (STC) in Men's Doubles, Men's Singles, and Mixed Doubles. He also ran Sunday Morning Men's Doubles at the STC for approximately 25 years. He was a member of Little Marion Golf Course for almost 4 decades and hit 6 Hole-in-Ones. He caught thousands of fish, and sailed the southwest winds in Buzzards Bay from May to October for 30 years. When the seasons changed, he would primarily transition to hockey. He played on Saturday mornings in Hockey Unlimited, and achieved one of his many goals in life by playing a shift at the age of 80 at the Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne, MA.

William was predeceased by his father Millard, his mother Carolyn, his Aunt Jane and her husband Donald Welch, and his cousins David and Kenny Welch. He is survived by his wife Sharon (Marion, MA), his brother Peter (Supply, NC), sister-in-law Nancy Surpenant (Little Compton, RI) and her husband Gerald, his two sons Timothy (Cary, NC) and his wife Nancy, Joshua (Cambridge, MA) and his wife Cathey, his 5 grandchildren: Anna, Jack, Rory, Axel, and Ellis. He is also survived by four nieces (Sarah, Kim, Julie, and Jessica), and nephew Little Pete. He is also remembered by his cousin David's partner Margo Melnicove of Wayland, MA.

In honor of Wild Bill's wishes, due to his zest for life, there will be no funeral services. Instead, the family will hold a Celebration of Life party in the summer of 2024, where there will be plenty of champagne and cheap beer to drink for all.

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com

DEATH
Richard R. Langhoff
Apr 25, 2024

Richard R. Langhoff, 88, of Mattapoisett died April 25, 2024 unexpectedly at Tobey Hospital.

He was the husband of Ilona B. (Gorun) Langhoff.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Florence V. (Smiechowski) Krauterbluth, step-son of the late Paul J. Krauterbluth and son of the late Rudolph Langhoff, he lived briefly in Chula Vista, CA and Acushnet before moving to Mattapoisett in 1970.

He was a 1953 graduate of Langley High School in Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering, class of 1964.

Mr. Langhoff was a Vietnam Era veteran, and trained primarily as a U.S. Air Force pilot through the Aviation Cadet program in class 58-C/D. He held a commercial pilot's license with an instrument rating at the time of his death. He was a very close friend and served in flight crew with the late David E. Frawley, Jr. of Mattapoisett.

He began his work career as a technician at Westinghouse Electric's Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. At Bettis, he worked his way through college, but interrupted his education and joined the U.S. Air Force. Upon graduation with a BS in Metallurgical Engineering, he worked as a metallurgist for a number of companies in Pennsylvania, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He retired from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, RI as a Principal Systems Engineer in 2002. He also was a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts. In retirement, he was a licensed school bus driver, and driver for the Mattapoisett Council on Aging.

Mr. Langhoff was a member of (ASM), and later the (ASMINT) at Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

He was an accomplished author of over 800 company proprietary technical reports, seven technical publications, and one U.S. Patent including two disclosures.

He was a former Vice-President, President of the St. Anthony's Church Couple's Club in Mattapoisett, and served as a Lector for 39 years and infrequent Usher since building the "New" St. Anthony's Church in 1974.

He was a Lifetime Volunteer Flight Crew member of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Mattapoisett Machacam Club, and an over 35 year member of the American Legion, Florence Eastman Post 280 where he served as Chaplain.

He had an extreme love for sports cars with the owning of a prize winning 1958 Triumph TR3-A roadster.. He loved to exercise and was very active in bicycling until 2024 when his health declined. He had a lifelong passion for amateur astronomy and combined that passion with his interest in photography for the capture of many deep sky astrographs. He was the owner of an eight inch diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at his passing. He also was a passionate football fan, and particularly enjoyed his beloved "Pittsburgh Steelers" and his alma mater "Pitt Panthers."

Survivors include his wife; a son, David Langhoff and his wife Trudy of Maynard, MA; a daughter, Kristen Henriques and her husband Scott of Fairhaven; a step-brother, Joel Langhoff of Lake Jackson, TX; a half-sister, Janet Hitz and her husband John of Graysville, PA; 4 grandchildren, Gretchen, Caleb, Ingrid and Katherine; 4 nieces and nephews, Bradley Langhoff, Robert Langhoff and Kendyl Warren; and Jonathan Hitz and his wife Caroline.

He was the brother of the late Ronnie Langhoff and the step-brother-in-law of the late Elaine Langhoff.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30th at 10 am at St. Joseph's Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
William "Bill" do Carmo
Apr 20, 2024

William "Bill" do Carmo, 94, of Marion, formerly of New Bedford died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 20, 2024. He was the husband of Doris Carmo for many years.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John and Alice (Lopes) Carmo, he lived in New Bedford most of his life.

Bill was a lifelong entrepreneur and community activist. As president of Carmo & Associates, Consultants, Real Estate, and Construction, he worked as the project manager for the construction of the Roosevelt, Normandin, and Keith Middle Schools. From 1984 to 1991 Bill was the Senior Project Representative for over 4,000 units of affordable housing in Massachusetts through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As president of the New Bedford chapter of the NAACP he was responsible for the construction of the NAACP Community Building. With the assistance of local banks and philanthropists such as Richard Young of Titleist and Jim Ottaway of the Standard-Times, Bill worked to resolve discrimination in employment, education, and housing. Bill was a founder of the former United Front, now Temple Landing; a Trustee and Board Member of the Whaling Museum; an Election Commissioner for the City of New Bedford; a member of the New Bedford Port Society; Housing Chairman for the NAACP; involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Bedford; and Chairman of the New Bedford Regional Airport.

Bill served proudly in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for six years during the Korean War. During his service he was denied the opportunity to become a military pilot due to segregation in the military. Bill took it upon himself to earn his private pilot's license which he held for the rest of his life.

He is survived by his children, Carla Roderick and husband Wayne of New Bedford, Robyn Carmo of Los Angeles, Andrea Carmo of New Bedford, Victoria Gonsalves of New Bedford, William S. Carmo of New York; his siblings Dolores Spencer of Fairhaven, Catherine Cabral of Dartmouth, and George Carmo of New Bedford; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, his former wives, Vivian Lindo and Beverly do Carmo; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings Louis Carmo, Robert Carmo, Charles Carmo, Michael Carmo, John Carmo, and Ethel Fox.

Bill's visitation will be held Thursday, April 25th from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St, New Bedford. Burial will take place in Rural Cemetery privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

DEATH
Barbara A. (Kubik) Bowman
Apr 06, 2024

Barbara A. (Kubik) Bowman, 82, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Saturday April 6, 2024 at Tobey Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Wesley N. Bowman.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Moore) Kubik, she spent most of her life in Mattapoisett.

Barbara worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Wesley Bowman & Sons, where she was a whiz at numbers and was very well organized. She had also been a bookkeeper for the Mattapoisett Highway Department from 1988-2006 while her husband was the Town Highway Surveyor. It was a job she was proud to undertake.

Known for her great sense of humor and quick wit, she had a soft spot for animals, loved reading history books, and decorating her home for the holidays. She adored her grandchildren and in her earlier years spent a lot of time being the coolest Gram. She cherished her time spent with them and was a very proud grandmother.

The family would like to thank her caregiver, Sarah Mello for the loving care and attention shown to Barbara.

She is survived by her four children, Wesley Bowman, Jr., Nancy Duff, Susan Henshaw and her husband Todd, and Gary Bowman and his wife Kim; ten grandchildren, Mitchell Duff, Wesley Bowman III, Timothy Bowman, Marissa Donovan, Rachael Sweet, Mary-Louise Hansen, T.J. Henshaw, Matthew "Joe" Duff, Mason Henshaw, and John Kubik Bowman; six great-grandchildren, Colin Sweet, Travis Sweet, Chase Bowman, Caleb Bowman, Daisy Louise Donovan, and William George Henshaw; and her sister, Nancy M. Kubik. She also had many special nieces and nephews, including Robert Bessette, Dennis Bessette, and Lisa Cardoza and her daughter Holly Cardoza.

She was predeceased by her brother John Kubik.

At her request, her funeral services and burial in Pine Island Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the Mattapoisett Police Department, P.O. Box 436, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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