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DEATH
Mary (Perry) Montelli
Mar 25, 2015

Mary (Perry) Montelli, 90, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Our Lady’s Lady’s Haven, in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Charles Montelli. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joaquim Pereira and the late Adeline (Barros) Perry, she grew up in Mattapoisett and lived in New York for over 30 years before returning to Fairhaven where she settled. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, in Fairhaven. Mary enjoyed music and traveling and especially spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by two sisters, Ilda Santos and Isabell Alves; three brothers, Jack, John and Joe Pereira and many nieces and nephews. Mary was the sister of the late Alice Pina, Dominga Rodrigues and Antone Perry and she was the companion of the late William Ramos. Mary will be cremated and a Memorial Mass will be held Monday, April 6, 2015, at 10:00 am, in St. Joseph’s Church, in Fairhaven. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.

DEATH
Margaret A. (Bumpus) Jackson
Mar 22, 2015

Margaret A. (Bumpus) Jackson, 89, of Mattapoisett passed away at home Sunday, March 22, 1015, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of 47 years, of the late Frank S. Jackson. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William A. and Lillian M. (Ravenhill) Bumpus, she grew up in Fairhaven and lived in Belmont for 49 years before settling in Mattapoiset in1988. Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Sweeney and her husband Edward of Wareham and Margaret-Ann Mahoney and her husband Matt of Sutton; a son, Robert A. Jackson and his wife Jean of Sharon; and four grandchildren, David R. Keirstead, Michael S. Keirstead and his wife Lauren, Michelle A. Mahoney and Maura E. Mahoney. In accordance with her wishes she was cremated. Private arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford.

DEATH
Hope Jackson (Smith) Rickman
Mar 21, 2015

Hope Jackson (Smith) Rickman, 92, of Marion (formerly of Sudbury, MA), died peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 21, 2015, at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville, Massachusetts. She was the wife of the late Earl Calaway Rickman, and the mother of the late Hope Jackson "Hopi" Rickman. Born in Berlin, NH, the youngest of three children to the late Ray Clifford Smith and Edith Jackson (Lott) Smith, and grew up in Auburndale and Sudbury, MA. She and her husband raised their family in the San Francisco Bay Area (Walnut Creek and Cowell) before retiring to Sudbury in 1974, and later she moved to Marion in 2010. She studied art in Boston, MA, Booth Bay Harbor, ME, and Jacksonville, FL, prior to her marriage. She taught nursery school and art to adults enjoying every moment, as well as the fine arts and designing gardens. She was a caring soul who made friends with everyone she encountered to the end of her life. Survivors include: her son Calvin C. "Jim" Rickman of Harvard, MA, her daughter, Elizabeth Leatham and her son-in-law Douglas of Marion, MA, as well as her beloved five grandchildren Heidi (Rickman) Maggio, Jason Rickman, Joshua Rickman and Sarah Hope (Leatham) Yi, Margo B. (Leatham) Marusek. She is also survived by her eight great-grandchildren Wesley & Andre Maggio, Ryan & Travis Rickman, Ryan & Eric Yi, and Peter & Willa Marusek. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Linda, Alexandra, Dorcas, Christopher, Nicholas, and Alyson. She was the sister to the late Ray Clifford “Jim” Smith, and sister to the late Linda Easton (Smith) Brown. Mrs. Rickman was a communicant of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Sudbury, and Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion. Her Graveside Service will be held on Saturday April 18 at 10 a.m. in Old Town Cemetery in Sudbury. Her Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m., with a reception immediately after, at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hope’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, advancing research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdyer.com.

DEATH
Donald Scott Cutler
Mar 21, 2015

Donald Scott Cutler, age 73, died peacefully at Charlton Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was the husband of Rosemary E. (Picknell) Cutler to whom he had been married for 49 years. Born in Quincy, MA, son of the late Charles S. and Dorothy E. (Knapp) Cutler, he was a graduate of Abington High School class of 1960. He was employed as a Custodian at Tabor Academy and the Mattapoisett Congregational Church for many years until his retirement in 1993. Mr.Cutler was a United States Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War as a Yeo Man. He was Past President of the O'Brien Tenant Association Joint Tenant Council and Past President of the Eagles #4058. He was also a long time member of the Advent Christian Church in Fall River. He was well known and liked by all, enjoyed travelling and loved classical movies. In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by four children: Jeffrey S. Cutler and his wife Jamey of Mattapoisett, Christina L. Cutler and her boyfriend Louis Harmon of KY, Douglas J. Cutler and his wife Melissa of Swansea and Brian S. Cutler and his fiance Lisa Binsfeld of Worcester; eight grandchildren Alyssa M. and Ashley E. Cutler, Thomas C., Matthew C. and Timothy A. Chaples, Albert J., Joshua S. and Andrew S. Cutler; two great grandchildren, Thomas C. Chaples and Kamdyn F. Cutler; two brothers Robert S. Cutler of GA and Kenneth C. Cutler and his wife Mary Ann of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cutler was also the brother of the late Gertrude L. Kelly and Lawrence W. Cutler. A Service of his life at the Advent Christian Church, 70 Coral St., in Fall River was held on Tuesday March 31, 2015. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Advent Christian Church PO Box 292, Fall River, MA 02722. Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place.

DEATH
Phyllis A. (Fleming) Magee
Mar 19, 2015

Phyllis A. (Fleming) Magee, 77, of Mattapoisett died March 19, 2015 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Magee. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Patrick and Frances (Bergeron) Fleming, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. Mrs. Magee was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. As a registered nurse, Phyllis had a rewarding career helping others. She retired from nursing as a Case Manager with Trust Insurance in Taunton. Prior to that, she held a similar position with Liberty Mutual Insurance in New Bedford. Survivors include her 3 sons, Steven P. Magee and his wife Priscilla of Princeton, IN, David E. Magee and his companion Despina and Paul H. Magee and his wife Mary, all of Mattapoisett; her former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Magee of Mattapoisett; 2 brothers, Dick Fleming of Foxboro, MA and Paul Fleming of Sharon, MA; a sister, Jane Fortun of Lawrence, KS; 7 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 28th at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday, March 27th 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Marilyn Rose Whalen
Mar 17, 2015

Marilyn Rose Whalen, age 82 of Mattapoisett, passed away on Friday, March 13 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late David F. Whalen of Hopkinton, MA and the daughter of the late John F. and Mary McNulty of Brookline, MA. Marilyn was born and raised in Brookline, and lived in Hopkinton with her husband and children before moving to Mattapoisett. She worked as an accountant, social worker and real estate broker before starting her own real estate business. Her family includes 5 children; the late David Whalen Jr., Mark Whalen, Laura Millard, Justine Snyder and Cynthia Whalen-Nelson; and 9 grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Whalen, Kaitlin and Jillian Barney, Jack and Caleigh Snyder, and Julian, Reed and Celia Nelson. She was the sister of Alice McNulty of Brookline, the late Jack McNulty of Wayland, Lawrence McNulty of Concord, and Niamh Ultaigh of Brookline. A private family memorial service will be held in Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marilyn Rose Whalen may be made to the WGBH Educational Foundation.

DEATH
M. Jacqueline (Dwyer) Hossfield
Mar 15, 2015

M. Jacqueline (Dwyer) Hossfield, 89, of Mattapoisett died March 15, 2015 at home after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of George L. Hossfield, Jr., together for 67 years. Born in Lowell, MA one of five daughters of the late William H. and Mary Hazel (Sullivan) Dwyer, she lived in Lowell, Lawrence, Boston and Walpole before retiring to Mattapoisett in 1984. She had wintered in Dunedin, FL for 27 years and summered in Mattapoisertt since 1972. While living in Walpole Mrs. Hossfield was an active member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, President of both the League of Women Voters and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). While President of the VNA she set up the qualifications for the VNA to care for Medicare patients. She was also a founder of “Project FACE” in Walpole, a troubled teen hotline in the 1960’s and 70’s. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital before specializing in private duty nursing. While wintering in Florida, Mrs. Hossfield enjoyed regular activities of the association of Cedar Creek Residents, serving as co-editor with her husband of the monthly newsletter for 17 years and serving on the board of directors. Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, George Hossfield, III and his wife Jing of Charlotte, NC, Robin Hossfield and his wife Linda of Medway, MA and Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter, Brooke Thibeault and her husband Thom of Carbondale, IL; 2 sisters, Natalie Donahue of Salisbury, MA and Carole Gallagher of Dunedin, FL; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews with whom she maintained close ties. She was the sister of the late Beverly Dolan of Quincy and Barbara McEvoy of Methuen. She has always been a gracious host, the life of the party and enjoyed a large circle of friends and family. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of life is being planned for sometime in July. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Gabriel’s Church, 124 Front St., Marion, MA 02738 or Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Resident Roger Thompson
Mar 15, 2015

Long time Mattapoisett, Mass. Resident Roger Thompson died Sunday, March 15, four days after his 89th birthday. He had suffered from a number of health complications over the last year. Mr. Thompson was the husband of the late Priscilla Winslow Thompson and the father of Jeffrey, Clifford and Curtis Thompson. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he volunteered for infantry duty and served as rifleman scout with the 334 rd Regiment, 86th Division in Europe, where he was awarded two battle stars. Later he served in the Philippines prior to the cessation of World War II hostilities. Mr. Thompson attended Marietta College in Ohio and the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry, receiving his Bs from the latter institution and his MS and PhD from Syracuse University. He served as forestland manager for the National Lead Company’s holdings in the Adirondack Mountain of New York. He became Assistant Professor at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and became a recognized authority on the history of the wilderness movement and served as a consultant on the feasibility of a national park in the Adirondacks. He served in the Rockefeller administration as Executive Director for the New York State Recreation Council, was Director of the New York State Senate Finance Committee and Secretary of the New York Senate. He initiated and supervised the restoration of the historic Senate chamber for which he received an Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Upon retiring he moved to Mattapoisett and served as president of the Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Housing Authority. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, gardening and writing, publishing two novels. Mr. Thompson was cremated and private services will be held. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Craig Stuart Nelsen
Mar 14, 2015

Craig Stuart Nelsen, formerly of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away peacefully in the presence of his parents at their family home in Fairhaven on March 14, 2015. He was 42 years old. Craig was a graduate of American University in Washington, DC, with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Analytical Chemistry. He was employed as Senior Scientist and Research Scientist in firms in Alexandria, Virginia and more recently in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While at American University, Craig founded its Anime Society and has enjoyed this hobby throughout his adult life. He collected the earliest films up to the present and made a trip to Japan to expand his collection. For several years, he was a key staff member of Katsucon, an annual convention of Japanese culture enthusiasts in Washington, DC. He always looked forward to his time at the convention, and he attended his last in February. Craig’s designation as a “Cancer Warrior” at Massachusetts General Hospital was well earned. He contributed to MGH and Dana Faber research by keeping copious notes filling several whole binders and taking many, many scans and MRIs to inform those doing research on his sarcoma, an outcome of neurofibromatosis (NF), in the hope of helping others who suffer from this incurable disease. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations made in his name to the The Children’s Tumor Foundation (www.ctf.org). Craig leaves his parents, Captain Dean F. and Doreen F. Nelsen of Fairhaven, his brother, Derek Andrew Nelsen and his wife Jennifer Huang, and their two sons, Owen Shuyoh Nelsen and Benjamin Dinhjun Nelsen. Craig was the beloved grandson of Frank F. and Mary B. Sylvia of Mattapoisett and Adeline I. Nelsen of Nebraska, who are deceased. Aunt Nancy K. Paquin, lives in New Hampshire and Beverly J. Sylvia Grove, Colorado. Other surviving aunts and uncles are Dwight Nelsen and his wife Kay from Nebraska, Inez and Harold Richard in Arizona, and Linda Barker from Michigan. A brief ceremony with the family will take place Saturday at the Nelsen home, 23 Fort Street, Fairhaven. Craig’s wish was to be cremated, and a memorial observance for friends and relatives from near and far will be held on his birthday on July 10, 2015, at the Nelsen residence.

DEATH
Hilda (Rapoza) Days
Mar 09, 2015

Hilda (Rapoza) Days, 86, of Mattapoisett died March 9, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Days, Jr. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Mariano and Francesca (Borges) Rapoza, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was the beloved mother of Edward "Chuck" Days, III, Mary Ellen Silva and her companion Steve Methia all of Mattapoisett, Susan Days-Cardoza and her husband Steve of New Bedford and Anthony Days and his wife Meredith of Marion. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Couto of Mattapoisett; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and Godchildren. She was the sister of the late Antone Rapoza, Manuel Rapoza, John Rapoza, Mariano Rapoza, Olivia Martin, Georgiana Nobre and Mary Gomes. Her Funeral will be held on Friday at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 3-7 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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