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Nicholas "Nick' Mendes
Oct 09, 2018

Nicholas "Nick' Mendes (USMC, Ret.) age 80, of Rochester passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, in Bourne. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Agnes (Tavares) Mendes.
He is survived by his wife, Setsuko, of Marion; brother Andrew Mendes and his wife Rose of Marion; sister Natalie Mendes of West Hartford, CT; niece Karen Christmas and her husband Sharrieff of Middleboro; nephews Michael Mendes of Wareham and Christopher Mendes and his wife Adriana of Merrimac, NH.
Nick was born in Rochester on August 21, 1938. He graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School in 1958. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1958 and served honorably for 23 years, achieving the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant with advanced training in telecommunications. His service included tours in Viet Nam and Okinawa and in various US Marine stations in the states. He was the recipient of seven (7) commendations, medals, and awards during his years of service.
Nick was an avid reader with a remarkable knowledge of US history. He enjoyed nothing more than a spirited discussion of the political issues of the day. He loved music, especially jazz and the blues, accumulating an amazing music collection. He faced many challenges in his later years but was a fighter to the end. He will be missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole, & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy (Rt. 28), Wareham on Saturday, October 13, from 9 to 10:30 am. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Agnes T. Mendes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o UMass Dartmouth Foundation, 285 Old Westport Rd, Dartmouth MA 02747.

Bruce A. Maksy
Oct 04, 2018

Bruce A. Maksy, 77, of Rochester, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Deborah C. (Moody) Maksy.
Born in Wareham, the son of the late Emil A. and Martha L. (Laine) Maksy, he lived in Rochester for many years.
Mr. Maksy was an iron worker and was a member of Ironworkers Local # 37 in Providence, RI. He was also a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Cromesett Tribe # 156.
Survivors include his wife Deborah; his children, Donna and her husband David, Barbara, Emil, Bruce, Derek, and Daniel; 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Brenda and his brother Alfred.
He was a devoted, husband, father, and friend to all who came across his path.
His funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 am. Interment will follow in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester. Visiting hours will be Wed. from 4 - 7 pm at the funeral home.
Donations in his memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Carol H. (Houston) Perry
Oct 04, 2018

Carol H. (Houston) Perry, 89, of Mattapoisett died October 4, 2018 unexpectedly at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Manuel R. Perry, Jr.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Harold and Clara (Bowler) Houston, she lived in Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett most of her life.
She was an active member of Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Perry was formerly employed as head cookie maker at Shipyard Galley in Mattapoisett.
She enjoyed knitting and sewing. She enjoyed volunteering at the Rochester Council on Aging.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Janice Spark of Mattapoisett and Linda Perry of Haleiwa, HI; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 11 am in the Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church, 67 Main St. Acushnet. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Patrick James Spencer
Oct 01, 2018

Patrick James Spencer was a man with a giant heart, who loved his family unconditionally. Growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts, he was an avid sports player and fan, and a long-time fixture of the Hayden Recreation Centre, working as a camp counselor and a basketball coach for a boy's travel team in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A man with great wit, Patrick found humor in even the smallest of life's details and had a way of putting into words the thought everyone was thinking in a kind, humorous, and concise way. He loved watching and keeping score of March Madness basketball, cheering on Notre Dame football, Providence College basketball, and the New England Patriots. He loved rototilling in his garden and canning his homemade tomato sauce. He loved a good mystery audiobook or classic radio show to listen on his drive to work (and he loved solving the mystery before the characters in the story would). He was a huge music lover, particularly of one-hit wonders and easy listening music. But, above all, he loved his wife and children.
A 1981 graduate of Bentley College (now Bentley University), Patrick worked as an accountant for Minuteman Regional High School, where he met his wife, Denise. He was currently working as the School Business Administrator at Old Rochester Regional School District.
Patrick passed away on October 1, 2018, at the age of 59. Patrick was the beloved husband of Denise (Bramanti). He was the loving and proud father of Theresa of Billerica, Anthony of Pelham, NH and Phillip of Billerica. Son of the late Robert and Helenann Spencer. Brother of Matthew of Stratham, NH, Brian & his wife Robin of Lexington and Michael & his wife Janet of Duxbury. Son-in-law of Lucy & the late Joseph Bramanti of Burlington. Brother-in-law of the Bramantis; Peter & Peggy, Jay & Jeanne, Robert & Linda, Chris & Gretchen. Patrick is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Saturday, Oct 6 at 9 am Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret's Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington, at 10 am. Burial to follow in Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4-8 pm. Memorials in Patrick's name may be made to the Patrick Spencer Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank & Trust, 13 Center St., Burlington, MA 01803 or Alzheimer's Association, MA Chapter, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 For directions & online guestbook see &

Daniel Armand Charron
Sep 29, 2018

Daniel Armand Charron, age 74, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Tobey Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Sandra (Blanchette) Charron with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Leon and Cecile (Bourbeau) Charron. Daniel graduated from Rochester Regional High School in 1962. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After the war he worked for the Kittansett Club as a greens keeper for 25 years. He then worked for Decas Cranberries for 17 years.
Daniel was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, former president of the Rochester Historical Society, committee chairman for the Rochester Boy Scouts. He loved photography, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife, are his three sons; Travers Charron and his wife Sue of Middleboro, Tyler Charron of Little Compton, RI, Timothy Charron and his wife Donna of Plymouth, six grandchildren; Timothy Jr., Kyle, Shawn, Seth Charron, Melissa Moody and her husband Doug, Jessica Smith, eight great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Leon Charron Jr., and a sister Janet Silva.
Private funeral arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA. For tributes:

Richard "Dick" Arthur
Sep 29, 2018

Richard "Dick" Arthur, 85, of Marion, MA, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
He was born on April 16, 1933 in Newburyport, MA to Irving S. Arthur and Edith C. (McDaniel) Arthur. He is survived by his wife, Sally Fallon, and his daughters, Jeanne Arthur and her husband Ted Ackley, Chris Arthur and her husband Trey Klein, and his sons Richard Arthur and his wife Stephanie Cooper, Brian Arthur and his wife Lynn, Stephen Arthur and his wife Elena and 12 grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Sally Fallon's sons Andy Fallon and his wife Kim, Bill Fallon and his wife Jennifer Shaffer, daughters Betsy Fallon and her husband Mike Waters and Molly Bernstein and her husband Kevin and nine grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Robert Arthur and was predeceased by his first wife Helen, their son Jonathan Arthur, granddaughter Emily Arthur, and sisters Muriel Dow and Alyce Arthur.
Dick Arthur was a man of tremendous energy, enthusiasm and a desire to keep learning new things and experiencing life to its fullest. Father, husband, friend, scout leader, duck hunter, wood carver, painter, writer, jewelry maker, skier, traveler, tuna fisherman, chef, gardener, photographer, naturalist and volunteer are just a few of the many dimensions that so many of us experienced with him, whether as someone who participated alongside him or who enjoyed the stories of his many adventure's ups and downs, often hilarious in their retelling. The breadth of his hobbies is unmatched by the depth of his relationships. His outsized charisma combined with his incredible ability to connect with people, listen and understand a range of perspectives brought people joy and feelings of endearing friendship. Dick Arthur was a man who commanded a room, provided leadership and creativity in all things, and then rolled up his sleeves and dove in to do the hardest part of any job to be done. His love of people, his devotion to his family, and his dedication to his friends made him the center of all of our lives. While he is an impossible act to follow, he has inspired us all to lift our spirits and carry his torch to engage life to its fullest, love and respect all people, and connect to missions greater than ourselves.
Dick had a long and successful career in business. A native of Massachusetts, he was educated at Merrimack College and Penn State University. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Sippican Corporation. Dick joined the company as an engineer in 1964.
Dick served on the Boards of Neil Brown Instrumentation Systems, Datamarine, BayBanks S.E., Horizon Marine, LifeStream, Community Nurse Home Care, SeaWave, Horizon Capital and the Naval Submarine League. He served on the Board of the Moby Dick Council Boy Scouts of America, the Massachusetts High Tech Council, and the Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering. Dick served on the Visiting Committee of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and as a member of the Advisory Committee of The Applied Research Laboratory of the University of Washington. Dick served as a Trustee of the Bird Johnson Company for many years, as a member of the Corporation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and on the Board of Western Newly Independent States Enterprise Fund.
The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the many caregivers who lovingly supported Dick the past 18 months.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. There will be a private mass at St. Rita Church followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at Wickenden Chapel at Tabor Academy at 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 am, with a reception following at Hoyt Hall at Tabor Academy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, and the Alzheimer's Association. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Michael J. Deprospo
Sep 28, 2018

Michael J. Deprospo, 80, of Rochester, formerly of Watertown, died Sept. 28, 2018. He was the husband of Norma M. (Ligor) Deprospo and the son of the late Michael and Jenny (Toscano) Deprospo.
He was born in East Boston and lived in Watertown for 35 years before moving to Rochester in 2010. He graduated from East Boston High School and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. Mr. Deprospo served in the National Guard.
Mr. Deprospo worked as a Draftsman for Boston Edison for 40 years before retiring. He was also a union steward. He was a bartender at the Marriot in Newton for 30 years.
He loved playing poker and won several tournaments. He was an excellent cook and talented artist. He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, playing racquetball, and following the stock market.

Dennis Michael Perry
Sep 25, 2018

Dennis Michael Perry, 71, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. He was the devoted husband of Diane (Hathaway) Perry whom he married on August 27, 1972. They shared 46 years of marriage and two children. Dennis was born and raised in Plymouth, MA. Dennis was the son of the late August and Amina (Cabral) Perry. Dennis and Diane moved to Mattapoisett in 1975. He graduated from Plymouth Carver High School in 1965 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Electrical Management from Northeastern University in Boston. He worked for Bechtel Corporation as a Lead Field Electrical Engineer for the Big Dig project in Boston and as a Lead Electrical Engineer for the LNG project in Soyo, Angola in Africa. He previously worked for Shaw Power Construction Services, Commonwealth Electric/NSTAR, and New Bedford Gas and Electric. Dennis had many interests including photography, cooking, and landscaping his property. He loved fishing and boating on Uplift, his 28 foot Albin. He was a talented handyman and enjoyed helping friends and family with projects. He was always interested in the latest technologies. Dennis was devoted and loyal to all of his family and friends. Dennis loved animals, especially dogs. He served on the Mattapoisett Master Plan Committee and for several years on the Finance Committee. His family includes his loving wife, Diane (Hathaway) Perry, his late son, Sean Michael Perry of Mattapoisett and his daughter, Laura N. Perry and her partner Peter N. Stafford of Kingston, MA; his siblings, August Perry Jr. and his wife Nancy of Falmouth, David Perry and his wife Beverly of Plymouth, Kathy Carr and her husband Andy of Carver and Roger Perry of Mattapoisett; his goddaughter Candy Carr of Plymouth, his godson Lieutenant Commander PJ Remillard of Portage, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St. in Fairhaven. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St. in Mattapoisett. Burial will follow at Cushing Cemetery in Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Dr. North Dartmouth, MA 02747 or to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. For online tributes please visit:

Emily C. McLaughlin
Sep 22, 2018

Emily C. McLaughlin, 85, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late William M. McLaughlin.
Born in Wakefield, MA, a daughter of the late John E. and Emily (Burke) Classen, she had resided in Marion for 17 years before moving to Acushnet.
She earned an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene from Forsythe Dental School at Tufts University. Mrs. McLaughlin was the owner of Perry Farm Patchworks in Acushnet, until retiring nearly three years ago.
Emily had a passion for quilting and reading. She also had a strong interest in politics. She loved the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. She is survived by her children, Michele M. Thomas of Acushnet, John W. McLaughlin and his wife Mary Ellen of Sagamore Beach, Laura (Dawicki) McLaughlin of Fairhaven and Julie M. McLaughlin of Fairhaven; a sister, Mildred Beebe of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Craig McLaughlin, Sarah Thomas, Erin Dawicki, Sean McLaughlin, Colleen and Josh Dawicki; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Charles Classen.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 4-8 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Parish, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester. Burial is private. For online tributes please visit:

Carol A. Wolfe
Sep 22, 2018

Carol A. Wolfe, of Marion and Englewood, FL, died Sept. 22, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.
She was the wife of Gerald F. Wolfe of Marion and Englewood, FL; mother of Cathi Possick of Bridgewater and the late Jeffrey Wolfe, and sister of Judith Denny of Toronto, Canada.
Services will be held at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to Southcoast Hospice VNA, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit:

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