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Steven C. Johansen
May 28, 2018

Steven C. Johansen, 61, of Mattapoisett, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, May 28, 2018. He was the husband of 36 years, of Lisa A. (Carey) Johansen.
Born in Acushnet, son of the late Carl Johansen and Lila (Warburton) Galipeau, he grew up in Fairhaven and settled in Mattapoisett 25 years ago. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. Steve was a self employed General Contractor for many years.
He loved the ocean, boating, golfing, cooking, and especially spending time with his family and his St. Bernard, Tucker.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years; his two daughters, Heather Mello and her husband Nicholas of Fairhaven and Ashley Rounseville and her husband Daniel of Wareham; his mother in law, Maureen Carey of South Dartmouth; four grandchildren, Olivia and Ryan Mello and Ava and Chase Rounseville and his sister, Joyce Cabral of FL.
Steve will be cremated and memorial visitation will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 5-7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, with a service at 6pm. Interment will be private.

Kathleen (Kate) Moriarty Ackerman
May 26, 2018

Kathleen (Kate) Moriarty Ackerman passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at her home in Marion. Born in Nantucket on June 22, 1930, Kate was the daughter of Alan Moriarty and Kathleen Cronin Moriarty. After a childhood spent on Nantucket and in New Bedford, Kate went to college at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. She received her B.A. from Rivier in 1952 and her M.A. from Rivier in 1960.
Kate was an educator her entire career, starting as an elementary and high school teacher. She then pursued doctoral studies at Purdue University during which she conducted research at various archives in Northern Ireland. In 1972 she received a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue with a dissertation titled "The Irish Parliament and George William Russell on Censorship, 1928-1929: A Study of the Contraction and Amplification of an Issue."
Kate then accepted a position as a Professor of Speech at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. After many years in New Hampshire, she moved to Marion and continued teaching, both at Bridgewater State University and at Cape Cod Community College. She also ran summer workshops for many years for The New England Association of City and Town Clerks.
Kate is a recipient of the Sister Madeleine of Jesus Award, Rivier University's highest alumni honor. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry, traveling in Ireland, and spending time with her family. Her husband, John Ackerman, passed away in 1998.
Kate is survived by her stepdaughter Mary Jane Ackerman of East Wareham, her sister Mary Worden of Mattapoisett, her brother Chris Moriarty of Fort Myers, FL, and by eight nieces and nephews, twenty great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-niece. She also leaves her good friend Bruce Chall of Marion.
A private service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Standard-Times Neediest Families Fund. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Lisa N. Stupalski
May 26, 2018

Lisa N. Stupalski, 53, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Bedford Gardens, in New Bedford, after a long illness. She was the longtime companion of Roderick MacLeod.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of Stephen Stupalski, III and Gloria (Lynam) Cynar and her husband Walter of Fairhaven, she grew up in Rochester and lived in New Bedford since 1997. Lisa graduated from ORR and then worked at Teledyne Rodney Metals for 21 years and later at the Acushnet Company for four years until her illness.
She is also survived by her grandmother, Helen Lynam of Bradford, NH; two brothers, Christopher Stupalski of Acushnet and Todd Cynar and his wife Bethany and their children, Tobe and Molly of Fairhaven; and her dogs, Gizmo and Skylar.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and private arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford,

Richard G. Cutcliffe
May 20, 2018

Richard G. Cutcliffe, 62, of Rochester, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after sustaining injuries in a house fire.
Born in Needham, he was the son of Jeanne A. (Verdi) Cutcliffe of Rochester, and the late Richard V. Cutcliffe.
Rick previously lived in Hanson before his moved to Old Port, Maine where he owned and operated a body piercing studio, Pinnacle Piercing. He moved to Rochester 22 years ago. Rick was a Harley Davison motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of Phoenix Motorcycle Club.
He is survived by his mother, Jeanne A. Cutcliffe, and his sister, Susan Cutcliffe of Rochester. He was predeceased by his sister, the late Janet Cutcliffe.
His funeral service will be Wed., May 30, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 am. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. Visiting hours will be Tues., from 4 - 7 pm at the funeral home.

Shirley M. (Rhodes) Hartley
May 18, 2018

Shirley M. (Rhodes) Hartley, 90, of Rochester died May 18, 2018. She was exactly where she wanted to be, at home and surrounded by her family.
She was a lifelong resident of Rochester, a graduate of the Waterman School, Wareham High School and St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing. She was married to the late Greenwood "Sonny" Hartley, Jr, for over 63 years. She was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Anna (Olivier) Rhodes and sister to late Walter E. Rhodes, Jr.
Shirley was a member of the First Congregational Church of Rochester, the Old Rochester Regional School Committee, the Rochester Women's Club and Rochester COA, where she often volunteered. She was active her entire life, most of the time standing side by side with Sonny, bowling, helping at the bogs, reading the newspaper or a book, travelling with friends, being that steady hand that guided us all. She was always current in both national and local news and kept up with all the events of her large family following their activities with great interest and pride. Her home was the focal point in our family neighborhood.
She was a Registered Nurse, first in the maternity ward at Tobey Hospital, then at Rochester Memorial School and with the Visiting Nurse Association of Marion.
Survivors include her 3 children, Greenwood "Woody" Hartley, III and his wife Sharon, Marsha Ann Hartley, Walter Rhodes Hartley and his wife Sheldon L., all of Rochester; 7 grandchildren, Scott Greenwood Hartley, Amy Hartley-Matteson, Sarah Jane Cecil, Morgan Lee Cecil, Walter R. Hartley, Jr., Jon A. Hartley and Katherine A. Hartley; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 nephews, Raymond Hartley and Andrew Hartley and a niece, Heather Hartley-O'Shaughnessy.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 2 pm at the First Congregational Church of Rochester. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Shirley's name to your favorite charity. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Rt. 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Lucien F. Pires, Jr.
May 18, 2018

Lucien F. Pires, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Wareham, MA on April 7, 1955 to Beatrice (Pina) Pires and the late Lucien F. Pires, Sr. He was a graduate of Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical School.
Lucien worked at Stop & Shop in Dartmouth and the Southcoast Cancer Center in Fairhaven. He was also a manager at Ronney's Cafe in New Bedford. He enjoyed bowling, listening to music, dancing and going to the casino. He was also a Red Sox and Celtics fan. He loved being around his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice (Pina) Pires of Marion; siblings, 4 sisters, Glenda (Penny) Alves and her husband, Domingo (Bobby) Alves of Marion, Mary Lou Rose of New Bedford, Lynne A. Silva of Marion and Wendy L. Barnes of Wolcott, CT; 2 brothers, Donald L. (Woody) Pires of Marion and Melvin Pina of Mattapoisett; many nieces and nephews; as well as, his good friend, Gail Russel of New Bedford. He was also the longtime friend of the late Ronald Dextraduer.
A memorial will be held at the Dudley L. Brown VFW Post at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road in Onset, MA on Thursday, May 24th from 12:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740.

Bruce C. Hardy
May 17, 2018

Bruce C. Hardy, 73, of Acushnet passed away May 17, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Amelia A. "Amy" (Calouro) Hardy.
Mr. Hardy was born in New Bedford, son of the late Curtis S., Jr. and Anita L. (Dupre) Hardy. He was a skilled mason and a member of Bricklayers Local 3 until his retirement. He enjoyed socializing with his many friends, fishing, golfing and loved his dogs, Sophie and Zoey.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by 2 daughters: Tena Collyer (her husband, Dana) and Jill Muldoon (her husband, Michael, Jr.); a step-daughter: Stephanie Gonsalves (her husband, Joel); one grandson: Grady Muldoon; a brother: Curtis S. Hardy III (his wife, Lynne), a niece; a nephew; and several cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend at Celebration of Life at the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven, 34 Center Street, Fairhaven on June 23, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Dorothy J. Lewis
May 14, 2018

Dorothy J. Lewis, married for 64 years to the late Edward W. Lewis of Mattapoisett, died on May 14, 2018 at home under hospice care.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Schenectady, NY in 1931 and was a resident of Mattapoisett since 1964. Dorothy was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for twenty years and worked at Old Rochester Regional High School as a Special Needs Aide, retiring in January 1995. She was part of the Women's Alliance at the Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven, and a member of the Council on Aging in Mattapoisett. Dorothy also served as Registrar of Voters in Mattapoisett for many years.
Dorothy and Ed lived in the same house for close to 50 years, becoming neighborhood fixtures and surrogate grandparents to many of the children around them.
Dorothy leaves her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Vaune Lewis of Sudbury, MA and daughter and son-in-law Mary and Greg Gupton of Washington, DC. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Dr. Elaine Lewis of Newton, MA.
Mrs. Lewis was the sister of Rosemary Kverek of Charlestown, MA and Richard Kverek and his wife Marion of Wappingers Falls, NY. She was loved by six granddaughters; Emily Lemieux, Jessica Seaver, Marrissa Lewis, Stephanie Lewis, Heather Gupton, and Laurel Gupton.
At her request there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719, or to Community Nurse Home Care and Hospice, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

William "Bill" Suzan Jr
May 13, 2018

William "Bill" Suzan Jr was born in Barnstable, MA on October 21, 1929 and passed on May 13, 2018 in Bothel, WA.
Bill was the son of William Sr and Bena Suzan of Mattapoisett. He was the husband of Betty and stepfather to David, Linda & Todd.
Bill has two daughters, Ginny and grandson of Indiana, and Katie of Florida. Bill had one brother, Frank Suzan, now deceased.
Bill graduated from Mt. Saint Charles. He owned Bill Suzan Fish Market and was the Mattapoisett Harbor Master for 15 years.
Bill loved the water and spent time on fishing boats in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean while working for Foss Tug.
Bill loved his cousins Ellen and Katherine McIntire and also his dear friends Jeannette and Billy Hubbard.
Bill will be missed by many. No services will be held.

Margaret "Peg" Butts
May 11, 2018

Margaret "Peg" Butts, 88, of Marion formerly of Hartford, CT and Boston, passed away on Friday, May 11, at the Sippican Healthcare Center. Mrs. Butts was the wife of the late Donald E. Butts. She was born in Hartford, CT the daughter of the late James J. Burns and Margaret Mary (Fahey), Burns, Mackey.
She attended Abraham Lincoln Grammar School and graduated from Girls High School in Boston. She enjoyed writing and being a Foster Mother for 40+ years. She is a past President of the Women's Aglow Fellowship of South Eastern MA and RI. She worked for Wheaton College as the Switchboard Operator and in the administrative offices. She was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise Church in Wareham.
Mrs. Butts is survived by her Foster Children; Scott Yates of Nevada, Michael Feneck of W. Wareham and Karen Cahill of New Bedford. She is the sister of James Mackey. She was also survived by many loving friends. She was the Foster Mother of the late Edward Kelly.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 5-7pm only in the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham, MA. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 in Evergreen Cemetery, Converse Rd. Marion. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Tabernacle of Praise Church 189 Hathaway Road Wareham, MA 02571

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