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Carol A. (Burke) Connolly
Jul 23, 2017

Carol A. (Burke) Connolly, 78, of Mattapoisett died July 23, 2017 at Sippican Health Care Center after a long illness.
She was the wife of Paul J. Connolly.
Born in Arlington, MA, the daughter of the late Wallace H. and Helen (McQuiggan) Burke, she was raised in Belmont and lived in Mattapoisett for over 35 years.
She was formerly employed as a physical therapist for many years until retirement.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Sean Connolly of Wareham; a daughter, Robin Connolly and her husband Kevin Kearns of Natick, MA; a sister, Patricia Baker of Scituate, MA; and a niece, Lauren Baker of Scituate.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

Leo A. Surprenant
Jul 22, 2017

Leo A. Surprenant, age 93, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Theresa (Durand) Surprenant with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Jean and Irene (Roy) Surprenant, he had resided in California for several years before moving back to Fairhaven.
Mr. Surprenant served in the United States Army during World War II.
He had worked as a shipper for the Campbell Chain Company while in California.
Leo was a member of Damien Council #4190 Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett and the Bishop Cassidy General Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a brother, Rene Surprenant of New Bedford and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Theresa Ponte, Lillian Turner and Raymond Surprenant.
Private services are in the care of Waring-Sullivan at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes:

Robert L. Parker
Jul 21, 2017

Robert L. Parker, 76, of Fairhaven died July 21, 2017 peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving and devoted family.
He was the beloved husband of Donna R. (Pedro) Parker.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Milton N. and Yvonne J. (Jaillet) Parker, he was raised in Acushnet and lived in New Bedford, Mattapoisett and Dartmouth before moving to Fairhaven.
Mr. Parker began his teaching career at Ashley Elementary School in New Bedford and later taught 8th grade math at Keith Junior High School for 37 years until retirement. In retirement, he was passionate about New Bedford's SeaLab where he taught for the past 12 summers.
He coached JV baseball and varsity boy's soccer at New Bedford High School and he was instrumental in the formation of the girls soccer program. He was an active member of the New Bedford High School Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
Mr. Parker was a commercial lobsterman during the summers from 1974 to 1991.
He enjoyed teaching, travel and watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Mr. Parker was a devoted family man who enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren.
He enjoyed the music of the fifties and sixties, particularly his idol Elvis Presley.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Daniel Parker and his wife Karin and Christopher Parker, all of Mattapoisett; a step-daughter, Lindsey Pickering and her husband Aaron of Stoughton; a brother, Donald Parker of Middletown, RI; 4 grandchildren, Marisa Parker, Hunter Parker, Alexis Parker and Noah Pickering; and several nieces and nephews.
His visiting hours were held on Monday with a prayer service following in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Robert L. Parker Scholarship c/o New Bedford Sea Lab Program, c/o Erin Finnegan 71 Portland St., New Bedford, MA 02744. For guestbook, please visit

Irene G. (Langevin) Daly
Jul 12, 2017

Irene G. (Langevin) Daly, 87, of Mattapoisett died July 12, 2017 at home after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Robert V. Daly.
Born in Biddeford, ME, the daughter of the late George A. and Martha L. (Gleason) Langevin, she lived in Taunton before moving to Mattapoisett 30 years ago. She wintered in Marco Island, FL.
Mrs. Daly was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
She was formerly employed by the Registry of Motor Vehicles until her retirement.
Mrs. Daly enjoyed the holidays and cookouts with her family, traveling to New Hampshire and Europe, and volunteering at Damien's Pantry and Market Ministries Soup Kitchen. She was the former president of Morton Hospital Women's Guild and Taunton Boys Club Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her 2 sons, Robert V. Daly, Jr. and his wife Jane of Narragansett, RI and Christopher J. Daly of Fairhaven; 2 daughters, Kathleen M. Simkins of Dighton and Carol A. Pilling and her husband Thomas of Taunton; 7 grandchildren, Brian Simkins, Fallon Sjostedt, Elysha Daly, Jack Daly, Jillian Riley, Caitlin Cole and Caroline Kwash; 6 great-grandchildren, Ava, Emmet, Sawyer, Marley, Luke and Abby; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Susan M. Morrissey and the sister of the late Louise Clancy and Doris Cyr.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit at

Dorothy E. (Lendh) Holland
Jul 07, 2017

Dorothy E. (Lendh) Holland 97, of Brockton, wife of nearly 60 years to the late Vincent G. Holland died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday July 7, 2017. Mrs. Holland was born in Whitman, MA to the late Harold R. and Eva (Clark) Lendh. She attended Whitman grade schools and went on to graduate Brockton HS in 1938. Prior to her marriage, she was an Office Manager and Bookeeper for Jones and Vining, Inc. and later worked part time for Diegoli Plumbing Co and Richard E. Davock Co. During WWII she served as a Nurse's Aide in local and Army Hospitals.
Dorothy had many interests and passions throughout the years which included; many area craft shows; being a past co-owner of the Crafty Cricket Co-op and Cottage Crafts; past member and Secretary of the Artisans of Plymouth County and traveling the United States attending many Elderhostel programs. She had enjoyed working with young girls as a Girl Scout Leader; was a Past President of the P.M. Club and past member of the Women's Club of Brockton. Dorothy was the oldest and active member of Christ Congregational Church in Brockton serving as a Deacon as well as many other capacities. She had been very involved with the Adult programs, including Young at Heart, Women's Spirituality, the Common Threads Quilt group, the EnAmi and due to her love of reading was Past President of the Reading Group. Above all she cherished time spent with family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Barbara Moody and her husband Paul of Marion, her daughter Linda Holland Simpson and her husband Danny of High Point, NC, her grandson Christopher Simpson and his wife April of Greensboro, NC, her sister Elva Rayment of W. Yarmouth as well as many cousins. She was also the sister of the late H. Robert Lendh.
A funeral service was held in the Christ Congregational Church Brockton. Burial followed in Melrose Cemetery. In memory of Dorothy please consider memorial donations to the Lendh/Holland Scholarship Fund c/o Christ Congregational Church 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

Agnes L. "Nan" (Savaria) Lawrence
Jul 03, 2017

Agnes L. "Nan" (Savaria) Lawrence of Rochester passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 peacefully at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond C. after 65 wonderful years of marriage.
Nan was born in Rochester, daughter of the late Henry and Olive (Bradford) Savaria and lived in Rochester her whole life. She kept a spotless home, enjoyed gardening, Sunday rides and eating out. She had a good sense of humor and was a wonderful wife and mother.
She is survived by a son: Raymond A. Lawrence and his wife Annette of Rochester; two grandchildren: Cynthia of Rochester and Aaron and his wife, Tara, of Sacramento, California along with a great-grandson. She was predeceased by an infant son, Gordon.
As Nan was a very private person, there will be no visiting hours and the service will be for the immediate family only.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford.

Flora Alice Duff
Jul 03, 2017

Flora Alice Duff, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, died on July 3, 2017.
"Flo" was born on May 30 1922, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to Pierre and Alice (Desorcy) Boyer. She was the oldest of 10 siblings and so began a life of caring for others eventually becoming the matriarch of a large extended family.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years Joseph Ernest Duff, her sons Donald Duff, David Duff, Granddaughter Katie Bichsel and 7 siblings.
She is survived by her son Robert (Debra) Duff, daughter Vivian (David) Bichsel, grandchildren Jayme (Linda) Duff, Michelle (Michael) Pacheco, Kristina (Jason) Besse, Shannon Duff, Derek Duff, Jennifer Owens, Sarah Bichsel, Emily Bichsel, 14 great grandchildren, brother Camille Boyer, Sister Shirley Sidle Babcock, nieces and nephews too numerous to count and her dear friend Lisa Smith.
Flo was a consummate caregiver, who adored all children, especially babies, the beach, lobster rolls, clam boils, manhattans, a well put together outfit, SHOES glass or otherwise, puzzles, dispensing advice sought or not and most of all family and friends who came in and out of her 95 years. Her kindness, loving heart and feisty sense of humor are already missed!
Her funeral was held Monday, July 10, 2017 from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, with a funeral mass, in St. Francis Xavier Church, Acushnet. Burial followed at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends were invited to attend.
Calling hours were held on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, or online at

Nicholas C. Bateman
Jul 01, 2017

Nicholas C. Bateman, age 27 of Rochester, MA, lost his well-fought struggle with addiction on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Nick was the son of proud parent's Craig and Janice (Mello) Bateman of Rochester, a 2006 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He was employed with the International Laborers Union Local 22 of Malden, MA, and contributed to a number of major construction projects in Boston, MA. Nick enjoyed working out at gym, making people laugh and helping others. Each year Nick looked forward to the St. John Neumann Festival and the 5k road race in Duxbury, "A Cure in the Nick of Time", which benefitted the Batten Disease Foundation.
In addition to his parents, Nick is survived by his two loving sisters, Jillian Bateman of Murrysville, PA and Allison Bateman of Rochester; his grandmother Janice Souza of Clearwater, FL; his caring uncles and aunts David and Charlotte Mello, Steve Mello, Edward Bateman, Gerald Bateman and Shelley Mello; and his girlfriend Renee Leblanc and her young children Halle and Lylah of Taunton, whom he adored. The matriarch of the family, the late Mary Jo Mello, will be looking forward to his arrival.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 9am from the Rock Funeral Home 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10am in St. John Neumann Church 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8pm. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to, A Cure in the Nick of Time, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, Attn. Mary Beth Kiser, PO Box 50221, Austin, TX 78763 or
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Gerald H. Cardoza
Jul 01, 2017

Gerald H. Cardoza, 80, of Mattapoisett, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Georgia P. Ameia Yen-Patton.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Eva (Roderick) and Henry Cardoza. Mr. Cardoza graduated from Florida A & M University on a full football scholarship graduating on the Honor Roll and received his Master of Education in Guidance at Bridgewater State University.
Gerald Cardoza was recognized by the Massachusetts House of Legislation and Senate for his 34 years of distinguished service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Cardoza was an administrator at Taunton State Hospital as Director of Environment and Safety and developed educational programs for Massachusetts Multicultural Affairs in issues of ethnicity and pharmacology, gerontology and mental illness.
Previously, he taught physical education for Bourne Public Schools for 14 years. He developed gymnastics programs for children with special needs and innovative teaching programs to enhance education in the classroom. He developed educational programs for Bridgewater prison inmates to improve their mind and outlook on life. Mr. Cardoza also used music and agriculture as therapeutic interventions for Westborough patients with mental health challenges. He was certified in gerontology as well as more than 50 other areas of education.
He and his brother Wilson Cardoza were a formidable team in golf winning many trophies across the country providing scholarships for young students.
He was a kind loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend.
He was compassionate and passionate in helping others become better human beings.
He was an all-around athlete which included baseball, football, and track.
He is survived by his wife, Ameia Yen-Patton; his children, Lisa Field and Robin Cardoza both of West Palm Beach, FL, and Brian Cardoza of San Francisco, CA; his step-son, Peter Yen Patton of Mattapoisett; his brother Ronald Cardoza and only sister Marie Elena Cardoza, both of Sun City Center, FL; three grandchildren, Austin, Christian and Danielle, and two great grandchildren in Florida. He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Theresa Cardoza, his mother Eva Roderick Cardoza and his brothers, Dennis A. Cardoza and Wilson E. Cardoza.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday., July 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Tihonet Road, Wareham. Visiting hours have been omitted.

Ruth B. (Deterra) Sylvia
Jun 30, 2017

Ruth B. (Deterra) Sylvia, 100, of Marion, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Sippican Healthcare Center, in Marion. She was the wife of the late Manuel F. Sylvia of Mattapoisett.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Ethel (Sylvia) Deterra. Ruth was a proud graduate of Fairhaven High School, Class of 1934, where she was a star athlete. She enjoyed her memories of Fairhaven and her lifelong friends from high school.
After her marriage to Manny "Man well" Sylvia, Ruth settled in Mattapoisett where she spent many happy years as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and the times that she spent with her family.
She is survived by her devoted son, David A. Sylvia and his wife Ellen of Mattapoisett; her daughter, Jacqueline Sylvia Wheaton of Trenton, Maine; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Patrick and Heather Wheaton of Maine and three great grandchildren, Malia, Kate and Olivia Wheaton. Mrs. Sylvia was the sister of the late Ethel Dubois, Lucille Sylvia and Arnold DeTerra.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 10:30am, in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.

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