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DEATH
Margaret V. (Logovich) Brown
Nov 10, 2018

Margaret V. (Logovich) Brown, 95, of Rochester, died November 10, 2018 in the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Victoria (Lach) Logovich.
She was born in Boston and lived in Syracuse, NY for many years, she then lived in Manomet for 12 years before moving to Rochester 7 years ago. She graduated from Jamaica Plain High School.
Mrs. Brown worked as an Inspector for Foxboro Company in East Bridgewater for many years before retiring.
She enjoyed reading, traveling and shopping. She was a life-long Red Sox fan who enjoyed going to PawSox games.
Survivors include 2 sons, Richard W. "Rick" Brown of Rochester and Robert "Bob" Brown of Baldwinsville, NY; a daughter, Barbara Morss of Marion; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Her services will be private. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

DEATH
Edwin B. Comstock
Nov 09, 2018

Edwin B. Comstock, 66, of Mattapoisett passed away Friday November 9, 2018.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Mattapoisett all of his life. He was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School.
Teddy was formerly employed by Natco Corporation in New Bedford.
He loved participating in and watching sports and was an avid sports memorabilia collector.
He is survived by his mother, Edna (Meehan) Harrison of Mattapoisett; his sister, Jill Law and her husband Fred of Dartmouth; his half-sister, Karen Vital and her husband Scott of Dartmouth and five nieces.
He was predeceased by his father Edwin B. Comstock and his stepfather Joseph Harrison.
His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 10 am at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Eleanor Clark Lopes
Nov 08, 2018

Eleanor Clark Lopes passed away on November 8, 2018. Our mother's fondest memories, while living at her gramma Clarks house in Fairhaven, were with her sister and best friend Theresa. It was there by the ocean that they enjoyed going for rides in their father's row boat over to the Pine Pavilion to have a soda. She enjoyed helping gramma feed her chickens and listening to Dutchy Packard playing his banjo on the back porch.
Later in life she became a mother to Judy and Peter. Some of her best times where spent living down Sconticut Neck quahogging, this became her life long hobby which she enjoyed well into her 86 year. Mum liked nothing better than sitting on a rock after quahogging, cracking them open, eating her quahogs and occasionally pocketing a few cherry stones. Later in life she became a wife to Joe and mom again to Lisa which started a new chapter. Through the years mum worked at stitching mills in the city but her favorite job was working in Lanzonis Greenhouse, which she enjoyed for many years.
She had a green thumb for gardening and loved flowers. She tended her own gardens all her life and had strong opinions on what colors to plant! Summer trips to the Vineyard on the ferry through the years were some of her best times. Being a mother, was by far her greatest joy.
For the last 5 years Lisa was her caretaker and sidekick along with help from her grandson Robbie. Her nephew Richard always put a smile on her face with his wild antics too. Our mother had an enthusiasm for hot coffee and car rides that can only be described as epic. Mum touched many lives through the years, she always had a way of showing compassion and kindness. She also faced many challenges in her life and handled them with dignity and grace. She is and will always be our hero! Our mother will finally be with her son Peter, her husband Joseph A. Lopes, nephews, nieces and her mother and father. She leaves behind her daughters Judy and Lisa, her step-daughter Sharon and sister Theresa, brothers Ronnie and Mike, grandchildren Robbie, Nate, Sarah and Dante, great grandchildren McCayla and Abel, also son in law Army Veteran Bob Dupont. We would like to personally thank Peter's friend Raymond who since Peters passing, has sent her a card for her birthday and every holiday for the last 35 years. We would also like to thank her sister in law Joan for all her delicious meals she surprised mum with, one being her favorite, lobster rolls. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Amy Weigandt, Tobey Hospital, doctors, nurses and kindhearted patient observers. Charlton Memorial Hospital, doctors and nurses for their compassionate care of mum. Thank you also to A.R.A.W. And all the staff at the Fairhaven Senior Center and friends at the Social Day Program.

DEATH
Denis Raymond Choquette, Jr.
Nov 07, 2018

Denis Raymond Choquette, Jr., 38, of Fairhaven, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford unexpectedly. He was the husband of Arianna MaryKay (Oliver) Choquette.
Born in New Bedford, Denis was the son of Denis R. Choquette, Sr. of Fairhaven, and Lorri Ann (Izdebski) Smith of Seekonk. He was a previous resident of Marion and Mattapoisett before moving to Fairhaven.
Denis was an auto body collision repair technician and worked for Barry Automotive Group in RI and most recently, Cape Cod Restorations in Cataumet.
Denis loved motorcycles and was a self-described "gearhead" who excelled in both automotive collision repair and motorcycle industries where his talents have been recognized for the past twenty years. While Denis has always exhibited a passion for fixing things that had been broken, whether a car or motorcycle, the real driving force behind that passion has always been to be able to provide for himself doing what he enjoyed.
When Denis began a family of his own, that driving force became his family. Denis deeply loved and cared for both his wife Arianna and his four children.
Denis was fiercely loyal to anyone he considered to be his family whether or not they were blood related. He derived great joy from helping others and was supportive any time he was needed whether he was asked to be there or not. Denis was also a prankster and loved nothing more than to be the instigator of some mischievous joke. Denis loved well, was loved greatly in return, and will be sorely missed.
Survivors include his wife Arianna; his children, Denny M. Choquette, Kara L. Choquette, Kylie E. Choquette, and Francis C. Choquette all of Fairhaven; his parents, Denis R. Choquette, Sr. and Lorri Ann Smith; his siblings, Kristen Buckles of Fairhaven, and Ryan Choquette of Wareham; his paternal grandfather, William Troiano of Bristol, RI; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Izdebski of New Bedford, and his best friend, Christian Rachoetes.
His funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rt. 28), Wareham on Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church, Barstow St., Mattapoisett at 10 am. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

DEATH
Barbara G. (Correia) Gifford
Nov 05, 2018

Barbara G. (Correia) Gifford, 84, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert L. "Scup" Gifford.
Barbara was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Theresa (Mendonca) Correia. She had worked at Our Lady's Haven as the director of housekeeping and laundry for thirty five years, retiring in 2004. Barbara loved the outdoors, camping and traveling with family and friends over the years.
Survivors are her daughter, Donna M. Gifford and son, Louis H. Gifford both of Mattapoisett; a brother, Abilio Correia of Las Vegas; brother in law, Louis Gifford and his wife Jacqueline of Carver; a dear friend, Kathleen T. Clough of Boston; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several sisters and brothers.
Calling Hours for Mrs. Gifford will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 5-8pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 115 Main Street, Fairhaven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Funeral Services and burial at private at the request of the family.
Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

DEATH
James M. Kelly
Oct 31, 2018

James M. Kelly, 71, of Marshfield died October 31, 2018 peacefully at Sachem Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Dorchester, son of Theresa M. (Kelly) Kelly of Fairhaven and the late Melvin Leo Kelly, he lived in Marshfield and New Hampshire before returning to the South Shore.
He enjoyed New England sports teams and painting.
Survivors include his mother; a brother, Robert Kelly and his wife Michelle of Mattapoisett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was the brother of the late Patricia Ann Nickerson and Donna Marie MacFadden.
His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 5th at 12 Noon in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Eileen Corrigan Lonergan
Oct 31, 2018

Eileen Corrigan Lonergan, 52, died peacefully on October 31, 2018, surrounded by the love of family. Eileen is a remarkable mother to three remarkable girls and the best partner a husband could ever hope for. She will always be a beloved daughter, sister, and friend.
Eileen was exceptionally kind and smart. These qualities paired powerfully with a lightning-fast wit. To be with her was truly joyful. She had a quiet but powerful presence. She battled cancer fiercely, bravely, and with exquisite grace and good humor.
Eileen was born on August 24, 1966, and grew up in Saline, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1988 with a degree in Advertising. In 1993, she married Eugene (Gene) Lonergan and their adventurous spirit carried them buoyantly, making homes in London (where the 'London Girls' were born), Singapore, and Hong Kong before settling in Marion, MA in 1999. Gene and Eileen recently celebrated 25 incredible years of marriage.
She was the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) mom and according to her daughters, she had only a hint of irony in her voice in her frequently repeated "I live to please" refrain. When it came to cooking (every single night), "Whatever you loved--that would be what she'd make." Lunches were packed (every single day) in a similar spirit. Many of her friends would say that they wanted to bottle whatever was going on at the Lonergan home because the parenting results were THAT spectacular. Eileen loved to volunteer. She spent numerous hours offering her time to Friends Academy, where the girls spent many years. She was often seen volunteering at the Beverly Yacht Club, CCD for St. Rita's Parish and at the Marion Public Library.
A friend from Junior High School said that even back in the days of their youth Eileen loved technology and could foresee the coming information age. Naturally entrepreneurial and visionary, she was proud to have built her own successful website design and marketing business. Her articles were published in in the U.S., Canada and the UK and she was named one of the 12 Woman to Follow by WordPress in 2016. Her clients glowed in testimonials about her creativity, coaching, and an uncanny knack for gently pushing them toward a better way.
Eileen was always on the go. Whether jogging with her golden retriever Rusty, trying to crush her Fitbit challenge group or on the Peloton alongside Gene, Eileen was nearly indefatigable. In March she completed a half-marathon in Philadelphia with Fiona. She remains, in perpetuity, the inaugural Bay Club Triathalon Champion.
She was predeceased by her father, John Corrigan. She is survived by her husband, Gene and their three daughters, Maura, Elizabeth and Fiona of Marion; her mother Barbara Corrigan of Marion; her sister Patricia Corrigan and her husband Edward Kelley of Melrose, MA and her brother Sean Corrigan of Guilford, CT; and beloved extended family and an army of friends who thought she was just the greatest thing ever.
Visiting hours will be held at the Saunders-Dwyer funeral home, 50 County Rd. Route 6, Mattapoisett on Monday, November 5th from 4pm-8pm. A memorial and celebration of life mass will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 11 AM at Tabor Academy's Wickenden Chapel in Marion, MA.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Eileen Lonergan may be made to University of Massachusetts Memorial Foundation (UMMF) in support of her friend, Karl's cancer research in the Simin Lab. Gifts can be made online at www.umassmed.edu/give or mailed to: Office of Advancement , UMass Memorial Medical Center , 333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Checks should be made out to "UMMF - Simin Lab" and should note that the gift is in memory of Eileen Lonergan.
For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Ralph R. Silva, Jr.
Oct 27, 2018

Ralph R. Silva, Jr., Esq., 92, of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center after a brief illness.
Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph R. Silva and Elizabeth Higgins, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Atty. Silva was employed by Massachusetts Public Defenders Committee for over 20 years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his 2 sons, Jonathan Silva of Marion and Christopher Silva of Martha's Vineyard; a daughter, Wendy Leclair of Marion; a brother, Dexter Silva of Hopkinton, MA; 2 granddaughters, Jacqueline Leclair and Nicole DiLima; and a great-grandson, Harrison.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 6-8:30 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Suite 304 Waltham, MA 02452. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Alfred J. Gentili
Oct 27, 2018

Alfred J. Gentili, 85, of New Bedford passed away Saturday October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Ernesto and Rosa (DiPasquale) Gentili, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. He also summered at his beach cottage at Angelica Point in Mattapoisett for many years.
Mr. Gentili was formerly employed as a machinist at Berkshire-Hathaway, where he also served as shop steward.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed trips to the casinos with his family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Sippican Health Care Center for their compassion and care given to Alfred.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Michael Gentili, Cathy Gendron, Gina Perry, Laurie Alfonse, and Paul Gentili; and his great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was the brother of the late Mariano "Muddy" Gentili and Ernest Gentili.
His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday Nov. 2nd from 5-8 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
John F. ‘Jack’ Callahan
Oct 26, 2018

John F. ‘Jack’ Callahan , 70, passed away unexpectedly on October 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anderson, his daughter Cristina Callahan, her husband Robert Lanni, and grandchildren Tyler and Brooklyn Callahan; Cristina’s mother Barbara Miller; his three sisters; Jean Hardy, Cathy Blount and Gail Hueber, and a large circle of extended family and friends. A native of Marion, MA, Tabor Academy class of ‘65, he attended Holy Cross College and served in the U.S.Coast Guard prior to graduating from Florida Atlantic University. He had a long career in sales in the marine and high tech industries, notably Cruising World Magazine and Hewlitt Packard. His love of sailing and all things coastal kept him always near the water...His keen sense of humor and warm smile will be greatly missed. Services will be private.

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