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DEATH
Thomas L. "Tommy" "T.T." Thomas
Oct 26, 2021

Thomas L. "Tommy" "T.T." Thomas passed away peacefully at home on October 26th, 2021, at 77 years young. He was the loving husband of Darlene (Souza) Thomas and resident of Rochester, MA.
Born in Provincetown MA, he was predeceased by his mother and father Marion (Henrique) & Manuel Thomas and his sister Marion Joan Morgan.
He is survived by his four daughters, Jodi Lin Thomas and her husband James Baker of New Bedford, Jami Lee (Thomas) Edmundson and her husband Bruce of Dartmouth, Jessica (Samson) Golino and her husband Sebastian of Glastonbury, CT and Molly (Samson) Cardoso and her husband Junior of Fairhaven, in addition to 5 grandchildren, Tyler Edmundson and his wife Jessica, Maximus Golino, Maya Golino, Declyn Cardoso and Paxton Thomas Cardoso and one great-granddaughter Harper and a great grandson Ryder on the way as well as several sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A heart of gold, albeit weak, he was happiest by the ocean, where worked tirelessly as a seafood broker and maritime pilot boat captain for the last 50 years. He was the proudest "Pops" who cherished time with his grandchildren, the loudest fan at every one of their sporting events, pony rides, or birthdays. He loved boats, cars, going to the movies, and reminiscing telling old stories from his youth with his cronies from what he considered God's country, Provincetown, where he was a proud resident, fisherman and graduate of Provincetown High School in 1962.
He will be remembered for his generosity, his willingness to help those in need, his tremendous work ethic, and how proud he was of his family. He without a doubt was the "finest kind."
Funeral services will be private, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the LVAD team of Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston and Dr. Michael Rocha for the incredible care they provided the last several years.
His private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Virginia S. "Coochie" Vasconcelos
Oct 26, 2021

Virginia S. "Coochie" Vasconcelos, 82, died Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at her home after a long illness.
Born in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Faustino A. and Mary (Mello) Lopes. A longtime resident of Marion and Wareham, she worked as senior assembler for Lockheed Martin in Marion.
Virginia was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Wareham.
She is survived by her sons, Gino Vasconcelos and his girlfriend Andrea Gomes and Rick Vasconcelos both of Wareham, and Scott Vasconcelos and his wife Heidi of New Bedford; her siblings, Faustino A. Lopes, Jr. and Mary Louise Gomes both of Wareham, and Michael Lopes of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren, Jasmine Vasconcelos, Gino Vasconcelos and Lacey Vasconcelos-Brogioli and her husband Nicholas; her great grandchildren, Janaylah Vasconcelos and Avery Lynn Gomes. She was predeceased by her son, the late Joseph Vasconcelos, her brother the late Bobby Lopes, and her grandson, the late Joseph Xavier Vasconcelos.
Her funeral will be from Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Tues., Nov. 2, 2021 at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 94 High St., Wareham at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

DEATH
Edward J. Figueiredo
Oct 24, 2021

Edward J. Figueiredo, 90, of Marion, died October 24, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was the former husband of Patricia D. (Davis) Figueiredo and the son of the late Guido and Mary L. (Daggett) Figueiredo.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Marion all his life. He graduated from Wareham High School in 1949.
He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy until he was Honorably Discharged and returned home.
Mr. Figueiredo worked as a District Line Supervisor for the Plymouth County region at Commonwealth Electric for 38 years before retiring. Mr. Figueiredo weathered many storms and hurricanes during his years.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Marion and the American Legion in Plymouth.
He was a talented athlete and enjoyed playing baseball and hockey well into his 50's. He was also an avid golfer and was well known at the local Golf Courses. He coached both of his son's little league teams and both teams went on to win championships. Mr. Figueiredo also had a great love of horses and enjoyed taking his family on pony rides with their Pony, Danny Boy.
Mr. Figueiredo enjoyed taking yearly vacations with his children and their families to New Hampshire and Maine until his health declined well into his late 80's. Mr. Figueiredo had a love of the holidays, namely, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. He was known for showing up first thing Christmas morning at his children's homes laden with gifts. Mr. Figueiredo was a loving and generous Father and Grandfather who will be sorely missed.
His family would like to thank Sandy, Kelly, Nadia and Julie for their kind and compassionate care.
Survivors include his former wife, Patricia D. (Davis) Figueiredo of Marion; his children, Steven E. Figueiredo and his wife Tania of Wareham, Stephanie (Figueiredo) Harding and her husband Richard of Marion, Thomas J. Figueiredo of Marion and Linda L. (Figueiredo) Dronet and her husband Mark of Biloxi, MS; 10 grandchildren, Steven, Jr., Brandon, Kelsey and Shelby Figueiredo, Timothy Harding, Rebecca Andresen, Sophie Harding, Ruby and Nina Figueiredo and Dakota Dronet; a step granddaughter, Ava Reise and several Great Grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Constance M. Hopkins of Marion.
His graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, Rte. 6 & Converse Rd., Marion.
Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com.

DEATH
Wesley N. Bowman
Oct 23, 2021

Wesley N. Bowman, 80, of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Kubik) Bowman, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born, raised and educated in Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Alexander Bates Bowman and the late Edna (Morell) Bowman and lived in Mattapoisett all of his life. Wes left school at an early age to work with his dad taking care of properties in town. He then worked for Pallatroni and Gingras and Paul Cleary until he started his own lawn care and tree cutting service and backhoe business. He was the Mattapoisett tree warden from 1974 to 1987. He then ran a successful campaign for Mattapoisett highway surveyor and proudly served in that position from 1988 until 2006. When Wes retired he never stopped working, he actually worked until the day he died.
Wes was a mentor to so many young men who were starting their own businesses and helped many to find their way and was a second father to many. If you needed it, he would have it for you. He loved his town and all the characters in it, as he was one too. He loved his Fords but most of all he loved his family and was happiest when they were around. He was so proud of every one of them. Though he struggled with his aging and overworked body, he would be quick to say, "But rather than that, I'm doing alright." He was the best Dad and Poppa. Wesley was loved by so many and will be missed terribly.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, Wesley Bowman, Jr., Nancy Duff, Susan Henshaw and her husband Todd, and Gary Bowman and his wife, Kim; eight siblings, June Emerson, Nancy Borden, Warren Bowman, Joyce Gagnon, Joan Garib, Frank Bowman, Sandra Dittoe, and David Bowman; ten grandchildren, Mitchell Duff, Wesley Bowman, III, Timothy Bowman, Marissa Donovan, Rachael Sweet, Mary-Louise Duff, TJ Henshaw, Matthew (Joe) Duff, Mason Henshaw, and John Bowman; five great-grandchildren, Colin Sweet, Travis Sweet, Chase Bowman, Caleb Bowman, and Daisy Louise Donovan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family friends.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Alexander Bowman, John Bowman, and Edna Hebert.
His graveside service and burial will be held Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10 am in Pine Island Cemetery, 65 Marion Road, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours will be held Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wes' memory may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Dr., Ste. 602, Boston, MA 02215. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
William (Billy) F. Murphy
Oct 22, 2021

William (Billy) F. Murphy passed peacefully from this life on Oct 22, 2021. He was husband of the late Mary D.(Swain) Murphy. There was gratitude but no surprise to watch him so peacefully pass, as that is the man we have always known: gentle and kind, never wanting to make things any more difficult than necessary for those he loved.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Viola A. (Murphy) Oliver, Billy spent most of his childhood in Fairhaven and Natick. He first went commercial fishing at age 16. He loved to share stories of his fishing days (and anyone who met him knows the man could spin a story), and the one that amused people the most was his surviving two ship sinkings, one right after the other! He served honorably in the Marines from 1954-1957 before returning to fishing, in the family tradition; he would continue to fish for the next 40 years, primarily with the Fairhaven and New Bedford fleets.
Bill was an avid lifelong reader, with interests ranging from history, religion and archeology to science and space. He truly loved to learn things and then share them with anyone who cared to sit for a moment and enjoy some time with him. His greatest joy was baseball and he had the ability to quote an unending number of statistics and stories. He and Mary even sponsored a Little League baseball team for years, something they both enjoyed immensely. In 1978 he enrolled in a pilot remote education program at BCC and by studying on the boat and listening to taped audio lectures, he graduated with honors. He remained engaged and curious his entire life.
Survivors include his daughter Kathleen H. Santos of Acushnet, a son Shawn J. Murphy of Fairhaven and his granddaughter Grace Mary also of Acushnet. He is also survived by his brother Kenneth Oliver and his wife Linda of Florida; his sister Dorene Riggs of Florida and his late sister Juanita Chandley of Florida. He was beloved "Uncle Billy" to numerous nieces and nephews who will remember him for his gentle disposition and perpetual smile.
Bill spent his last few months at Care One of New Bedford and his family will be forever grateful to the nurses, aides and entire staff there for their capable professionalism and kindness, and for filling Bill's days with comfort and smiles.
While funeral arrangements are private, there will be a Celebration of Life for Bill at a future time still to be determined. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by many.

DEATH
James E. Pierce
Oct 20, 2021

James E. Pierce, 80, of Wareham formerly of Rochester passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the son of the late Talbot. E. and Jeannette (Ladner) Pierce. James was the long-time companion of Marjorie L. Berube who passed away August 17, 2021.
James was born in Wareham and lived most of his life in Rochester. He graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman from 1963 - 1965 during the Vietnam Era. James was also an auto Mechanic and he loved his cats.
He is survived by his good friends and caregivers Frederick E. LaComb of RI and his companion Wendy Whalon.
Funeral services will be private and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Rochester. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home.

DEATH
Joe Carver
Oct 19, 2021

Joe Carver died peacefully on October 19, 2021, surrounded by family. Joe was born and raised in Beaver, Pennsylvania and was an active Beaver Bobcat Class of '55 alum. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1959. It was there he met his wife, Judy, and began his lifelong career in higher education.
As a dean and director of admissions, Joe's conversational and curious nature thrived as he interviewed hundreds of potential students for incoming freshman slots at Philadelphia College of Art, Hobart College, Wells College, Babson College, and UMass Dartmouth. Joe's career took him to high schools and college nights all over the US and around the world, where he engaged and stayed in touch with people from diverse backgrounds. As a Dickinsonian, Joe maintained his connection as both an active alum and a 20-year admissions volunteer. He was awarded a Distinguished Alumni - Outstanding Devil's Advocate Award for his contributions.
Joe kept up a mediocre golf game and was an avid sports fan - from the Boston Red Sox to the University of Arizona Women's Softball team. He was player/coach for many Mill Brook Road neighborhood turkey day hoop competitions. He served as a marshal for PGA Tournaments in Massachusetts and Arizona.
As a staunch supporter for his Democratic Party, Joe did not have much patience for opposing political views. He actively campaigned for candidates dating back to George McGovern and on through Joe Biden.
Joe surrounded himself with state-of-the-art technology which often outwitted him. Computer lessons at the local computer center and help from his granddaughters kept him up-to-date with his gadgets. He was also known for the care of his cars and the style - from VW Beetles, in the early days, to Saab convertibles.
Joe was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Virginia (Ginny) Carver and his brother James (Jim) Carver. He was the faithful companion of Jake the golden retriever, also deceased.
Joe is survived by Judy (Judith MacAllister Graham) his wife of 61 years and life partner. Together, Joe and Judy were constantly active with friends from every chapter of their lives. Parties, couples over for a cocktail (for Joe, gin on the rocks with an occasional olive or two), traveling to visit former classmates, and trips to Italy and South Africa were all ways they stayed in touch with dear friends. Joe and Judy spent the last 15 years dividing their time between their homes in Marion, Massachusetts, and Green Valley, Arizona. The casita camaraderie, not to mention Sonoran hot dog Wednesdays, were essentials.
Joe is also survived by his son Mark David Carver and wife Annie (McLaughlin) of Medway, Massachusetts, and his daughter Becky Bozadjian of Medfield, Massachusetts. He was blessed with five granddaughters: Rachel Bozadjian, Bryce Bozadjian, McKenzie Carver, Emily Bozadjian, and Abigail Carver. Known by Joe, Joey, Dad, Pal Joey, and JoeB, he was the family unit leader, always initiating a dinner conversation by introducing an important and often controversial topic to debate with his granddaughters.
Visiting hours were held at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals in Mattapoisett. A celebration of Joe's life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send tribute contributions in Joe's name to the Ben James Scholarship https://our.dickinson.edu/gift or Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle PA 17013.

DEATH
George. S. Maxcey, Sr
Oct 17, 2021

George. S. Maxcey, Sr age 82 of Oldsmar, FL, formerly of Newton and Rochester Mass, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
George was born on Feb. 21, 1939, son of Walter S. Maxcey and Ann Maxcey MacDougall and step son of Hector MacDougall. Beloved husband for 54 years to Kathleen Sylvia Maxcey. Devoted Father to Kristine Maxcey Greer and her spouse Christopher Greer of Westport, CT. and father to George Maxcey, Jr and his spouse Rosie Leonard Maxcey of Clearwater, FL. Loving grandfather to Kassidy and Kevin Greer of Westport, CT. Dear brother to the late Harriette Maxcey and step brother to Mary MacNeil of Nova Scotia, Canada and the late James MacDougall of Albany, NY.
George graduated from Newton North High School, Newton, where he excelled in football and baseball. He attended American International College in Springfield where he played football. He continued his love of football by playing as a semi-pro football player.
He joined the Army and proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged and went on to teach physical education at the Rodman Job Corp in New Bedford. After two years working for the Job Corp he joined the Newton Police Department as a patrolman. George served the City of Newton for 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a volunteer Pop Warner football coach, and a scuba diver for the Newton Police Department.
After retirement he worked for 15 years as a groundskeeper for the Pequoy Brook Golf Course in Lakeville.
George was an amazing person. He was an excellent cook, a meticulous gardener, a talented carpenter, and a handyman. He could fix just about anything and his projects were always completed with care and precision.
He will be missed by family and his many friends.
Memorial gathering Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2-4pm at the Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Newton. Funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 am in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Burial of his ashes to follow at 2 pm at MA National Cemetery, Bourne (Cape Cod)

DEATH
Suellen Aiken
Oct 10, 2021

Suellen Aiken, 72, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at home on Sunday October 10, 2021 with her beloved life partner Richard W. Walker by her side. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy M. (Fell) Aiken and Warren V. Aiken, and the sister of the late Robert W. Aiken.
Suellen graduated from Fairhaven High School and Westfield State University with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education. She landed her first teaching position on her twenty-first birthday.
Suellen taught school in Granby, Connecticut for four years before moving home to teach in Mattapoisett. She bought her home in 1973 and started teaching at the Center School. Later she transferred to Old Hammondtown School and taught grades 4 and 5 there for many years. After retiring, she served many students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School as a long-term substitute teacher and private tutor. Mattapoisett has always been known for its dynamic school system and Suellen always felt blessed to be a part of maintaining that excellence. She also cherished her friendships with many former students and co-workers.
Aside from teaching, she was also a food server for thirty years. She enjoyed serving her customers at Mildred's Chowder House in Hyannis, the Skipper Restaurant in Fairhaven, and Louie's on the Wharf in New Bedford. Her last restaurant gig was at Matt's Courtyard Restaurant in Fairhaven, where she retired from in 2009.
Suellen also served her town of Mattapoisett as a deputy shellfish warden for five years.
In her younger days, she enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, gardening, and relaxing at the beach. Later in life, her passions turned to being an avid golfer, traveler, and reader. She was a member of the ladies' golf leagues at Rochester Golf Course and Acushnet River Valley Golf Course for years. She made many great memories and friends.
She and Richard were Diamond members on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. They spent as much time as possible cruising in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and throughout Hawaii. She also enjoyed immensely her vacation months with Richard in The Villages, Florida. She was known for being a very sociable person and was loved by many. She enjoyed entertaining and being entertained by others.
Suellen is survived by her beloved Richard, her aunt, Marjorie Kidd, and her very close cousins, June and Bill Dumas, Kellie Dumas Cain, and Robert Dumas. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many dear friends. Sadly, Suellen leaves behind her gorgeous little pooch, Lola.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to It's All About the Animals, Inc., 103 Marion Rd., Rochester, MA 02770, Humane Society and Shelter - Southcoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747, or Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Anne Braitmayer Webb
Oct 06, 2021

Anne Braitmayer Webb, of Marion, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021. Born in New York City to Otto E. Braitmayer and Marian Schoeffel Braitmayer on February 2nd, 1930, Anne was raised in Marion, MA. She graduated from Vassar College in 1952, and then went to work for the W. D. Busch Company in NYC, where she became reacquainted with her future husband, Richard Davis "Dick" Webb. Anne and Dick were married in January 1954 and settled in Greenwich, CT.
An avid sailor, Anne loved racing Herreshoff 12's on Buzzards Bay in her youth, and cruising and day-sailing throughout her life. With a sharp and curious mind, she was a voracious reader who never stopped learning, and the Sunday crossword was never far from her lap. She loved a good joke and a quick wit and loved to entertain and be entertained. Anne was forever gracious, and her welcoming smile was known by friends and family alike.
From the outset, Anne and Dick split their time between Greenwich and Southern Pines, NC, where Dick was an avid equestrian. As retirement loomed, they transitioned away from Greenwich to Marion. The two had the opportunity to travel regularly, and Anne loved seeing new places, and experiencing new cultures.
Anne was passionate about the communities she lived in and was supportive of many causes. In Marion she was a longtime member of the Beverly Yacht Club, an ardent supporter of the V.A.S.E. program at Sippican School, and a trustee of the Braitmayer Foundation. In Greenwich she was president of the Community Answers Program at the Greenwich Library and served on the Conservation Commission. In Southern Pines she was a trustee of The O'Neal School.
Anne is survived by her beloved husband Dick and her two children, R. Davis Webb, Jr. (Jennifer) and Nancy Webb Corkery (David); three grandchildren, Kevin Corkery (Lucie), Kyle Corkery, and Audrey Webb; and one great-grandson, William Webb Corkery. She is also survived by her twin brother John W. "Jack" Braitmayer (Nancy) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her four sisters, Margaret Braitmayer West, Kathleen Braitmayer Shaw, Josephine Braitmayer Demarest and Jane Braitmayer Howell Smithers.
A celebration of Anne's life is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marion Art Center or the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion, MA.
Her Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 4 PM at the Beverly Yacht Club, 99 Water St., Marion. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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