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Marilyn E. (Dawes) Alves
Dec 14, 2018

Marilyn E. (Dawes) Alves, 88, of New Bedford, died Friday December 14, 2018 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William A. Alves.
Born in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean (Surprenant) Dawes, she was raised in Rochester and lived in New Bedford most of her life.
Mrs. Alves was formerly employed by Grinnell Pajama Company for many years until her retirement. She was also a talented seamstress who owned and operated her own business, Modes by Marilyn.
She enjoyed bowling, poetry reading, writing, going to the beach, playing Bingo, rug braiding, dancing, traveling, but mostly spending time with her family.
Survivors include three daughters, Christine Kenneway of North Hampton, NH, Victoria J. Crapo of New Bedford, and Dawn E. Lacombe and her husband Edmond of Fairhaven; a sister, Joyce Wirth of Gardner; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Lance W. Alves, and mother-in-law of the late Dennis S. Crapo.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 17, 2018 at 6 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Edmond P Patnaude
Dec 14, 2018

Edmond P Patnaude, 70, of Rochester passed away on Friday December 14, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Fairhaven, son of the late Edmond and Mary (Murphy) Patnaude.
Ed leaves behind his wife Leith (Liebman) Patnaude with whom he celebrated over 44 years of marriage; his brother and sister in law, Kent & Jeannette Liebman of Meadow Vista, California and his beloved rescue cats Bo and Sparky.
Ed worked as an IT specialist designing and implementing computer programs at several banks and companies in the Northeast including UPS, Northeast Federal Credit Union and Hussey's. One of Ed's passions was auto crossing and he won several events in Southern NH.
Ed loved being with nature and he and his wife Leith spend many hours watching and feeding the birds, deer and other assorted wild life that congregated in their yard.
His memorial service will be held at the Long Plain Baptist Church in Acushnet Mass at 1:00 pm on December 30th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Joseph H Plumb Memorial Library at 17 Constitution Way, P.O. Box 69, Rochester, MA 02770.

John M. Silva
Dec 13, 2018

John M. Silva, 67, of Fairhaven, died Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Fall River unexpectedly. He was the husband of Karin M. (Stack) Silva.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Hilda J. (Barros) Silva. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Mr. Silva attended Bentley University.
Mr. Silva owned and operated Silva Trucking for many years. After he sold his business, he worked as dispatcher and manager for Cape Cod Gas. Mr. Silva was also co-owner of JMS Realty and Trust.
Mr. Silva was a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in a construction battalion better known as the Seabees-RMCB-12. He was a Teamsters member Local # 59 and a heavy equipment operator for various companies through the years.
Survivors include his wife, Karin M. (Stack) Silva of Fairhaven; his children, John M. Silva, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of New Bedford, Syreeta Amaral and her husband Philip of New Bedford, Zachariah Barros of Fairhaven, and Marcus Barros of Fairhaven; his sisters, Gloria Swingle of Marion, Philomena Gilbert of Falmouth, Georgianna Silva of Wareham, and Liana Silva of W. Wareham; his granddaughter, Jenna Silva of New Bedford. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Rudolph Silva, Jr.
His funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), on Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 at 11 am followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett at 12 Noon. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday Dec. 18, from 4 - 8 pm at the funeral home.
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Barbara Brown
Dec 05, 2018

Barbara Brown, 72, of Marion, wife of the late Thomas S. Brown Sr., passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Tobey Hospital. She was born in Wareham the daughter of the late Alphonse and Aileen (Pratt) Charette.
She graduated from Wareham Public Schools and worked for many years in the cranberry industry. She was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. She also enjoyed bingo and her outings to Fox Woods.
She is survived by her children: Lori Connor and her husband Timothy of Wareham and Thomas S. Brown Jr. and his wife Kelley Burke of Marion. She was the sister of Michelle Smith of Buzzards Bay, Martha Charrette of New Bedford, David Charrette of Wareham, Alphonse Charrette of RI and Edith Franklin of New Bedford. She was the loving grandmother of Taylor Connor of Wareham and Alison Roberts of Marion. She was the daughter in-law of Hazel Brown of Wareham and she was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was the sister of the late Penney Benoit.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, December 11, from 4-6 pm in the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Centre Street, Wareham. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Her graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30 am in Centre Cemetery Annex, Tihonet Road Wareham. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit

Dolores E. (Woodford) Murphy
Dec 03, 2018

Dolores E. (Woodford) Murphy, 86, of Marion died December 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Ronald F. Murphy.
Born in Quincy, daughter of the late Michael F. and Katherine (Campbell) Woodford and raised by her late aunt, Elizabeth Campbell, she lived in Marion most of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Rita's Church in Marion.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Kittansett Club, Sippican Women's Club and Beverly Yacht Club. She was an avid golfer and made Golfer's Digest as most improved golfer at Kittansett Club. She enjoyed making pottery.
Survivors include her sons, Michael Murphy and his wife Jacqueline of Wareham and James Murphy and his wife Susan of Wareham; a brother, Daniel Woodford of Weymouth; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Michael Woodford, Dorothy McCrae, Beatrice Johnson, Shirley Brow, John Woodford, Virginia McNeal and Mary Frazier.
Her Funeral will be held on Friday at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Rita's Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5-8 pm. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Michael J. Knight
Dec 01, 2018

Michael J. Knight, 33, of Mattapoisett died December 1, 2018 unexpectedly at Beth Israel Hospital.
Born in Wareham, son of Peter F. and Diane R. (McGadden) Knight, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
He was employed by several local concrete companies for many years and was a member of Laborer's International Union Local 610.
Mike was a humorous person who will be missed by many.
Survivors include his parents; his children, Nora Knight and Jacob Knight and their mother, Brittany MacLean, all of Somerset; a brother, Robert Knight and his wife Kristen of Groton, MA; a sister, Cheryl Phillips and her husband Michael of Wareham; 2 nieces, Natalie Knight and Isla Phillips; a nephew, Liam Phillips; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10 am in Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Michael's children's fund at For directions and guestbook, please visit

John R. "Jack" McGill
Nov 26, 2018

John R. "Jack" McGill 76, of Venice Florida, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018.
Jack was born September 23, 1942, in Dover, Massachusetts to the late William Roger McGill of Dover and Jean Whetton McGill of Needham MA. Jack graduated from Needham High School, Needham MA in 1961. He received a B.S in Finance with honors from American International College in Springfield, MA. Jack spent over 20 years of his business career in Executive Sales and Marketing in the Dietary Management Health Care industry.
He was passionately active in community affairs throughout his life. Jack's community spirit started as a young man of 16 where he was a volunteer Dispatcher for Dover's Police Department. Over the span of 25 years his avocation was serving as a Volunteer Firefighter. A member of the Masonic Lodge of Dover he was also a member of the Mattapoisett MA Lions Club, served on the Mattapoisett Board of Appeals for over 20 years and volunteered at the Mattapoisett Senior center, where he and his beloved wife Chris lived for over 25 years, before retiring to Venice Fl. While living in Venice, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Venice Area Beautification Inc, Venice Wildlife Refuge and was past Director for Meals on Wheels. Jack was also a member of the Venice Moose Lodge.
Jack leaves behind his loving wife Chris of 39 years, his true soul mate; his sister Susan McGill, daughter Sarah Campbell and son-in-law Ed Campbell, Grandchildren, Jenna, Madison and Samantha. Sister-in-law Gale Brady and husband Patrick. Jack was preceded in death by Daughter, Laura Rafuse.
A remembrance reception will be held at Farley Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6 to 8 PM. A private Burial will take place on Dec. 14th at Venice Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Meals on Wheels, Venice Fl., Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc. Mooseheart, Il 60539. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

Edward L. Medeiros
Nov 25, 2018

Edward L. Medeiros, age 84, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 while in the loving care of his family. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine (Lussier) Medeiros for the past 62 years.
He grew up in New Bedford, MA with his parents, the late Albert D. Medeiros and Mary (Pereira) Govey, and with his brother, the late Albert D. Medeiros Jr. He graduated from New Bedford High School and was soon employed by New Bedford Institution for Savings. In 1957, he was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After returning home, he and his wife started a family and settled in Fairhaven, MA. He continued to work at the bank, where he became manager of the mortgage department, until becoming the owner/operator of NAPA Auto Parts in Bridgewater, MA. Ed and Lorraine eventually relocated to Mattapoisett in 1983 and then back to New Bedford in 2007.
Through the years he enjoyed skiing, golfing, bowling, square dancing, playing cards, dining out and traveling with his family and friends. One of his greatest joys was spending the winters in Port Charlotte, Florida following his retirement at the age of 55.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are two daughters; Kathi Newman and her husband Max of Dartmouth, Gina Shorrock and her husband Steven of Mattapoisett, four grandchildren; Christopher Newman and his wife Julie, Ryan Newman, Natasha Shorrock and Alexa Shorrock; a sister-in-law, Nicole Medeiros, and a niece, Michelle Letts. He was uncle to the late Albert M. Medeiros.
His funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 74 Spring Street, Fairhaven, MA on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. To leave a note of condolence:

Michael J. "Mike" McQuade
Nov 20, 2018

Michael J. "Mike" McQuade, 58, of Mattapoisett passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was born in New Bedford, son of the late James and Lily (Peck) McQuade.
Mike leaves behind his wife, Jerilyn (Sunderland) McQuade, with whom he would have celebrated 30 years of marriage next month; his two sons, Myles and Emmett McQuade; his four brothers, Thomas McQuade, Daniel McQuade and his wife Dana, Steven McQuade and his wife Mary Anne, and James McQuade and his wife Linda; his sister, Mary-Ellen Gosselin and her husband Craig; his sisters-in-law, Janice Martineau and her husband Charles and Susan Sunderland; his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Sunderland and his wife Carol; his father and mother-in-law, Joel and Doris Sunderland; and 20 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Joel Sunderland.
He was currently employed as an electrical engineer by Johnson Controls, formerly Tyco, where he worked for the past 19 years. He was proud of a patent that he had designed for Tyco. Prior to that he was employed by Parson Engineering, designing the fire and security system for the Big Dig Project.
Mike's passion was to run. In 2013 he was abruptly stopped short of the finish line of The Boston Marathon, but was able to complete the race the following year. He also participated in many local races and enjoyed the time he spent with his New Bedford YMCA and running friends.
He loved to be with nature, watching the osprey dive into the water and catch fish while his line stayed empty. He loved to walk the beach, bike on the Fairhaven bike path and kayak in the harbor. He also enjoyed participating in the First Friday Group with his father-in-law, Joel.
What Mike loved most was his family. He met his wife, Jerilyn, in 1983 and they became inseparable, never wanting to be apart. Most important to him were his boys, Myles and Emmett. His love for them and watching them grow gave him the most joy and he was so proud of them.
He was a great, great man that always could make you laugh, had a heart of gold and a passion for life that has left us with very empty hearts.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 30th at 10 am at St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett, with everyone meeting directly at Church. Visiting hours are omitted and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toward Mike's sons' education, c/o Jerilyn McQuade, and mailed to Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, P.O. Box 1447, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For online guestbook, please visit

Noella (Trahan) Chevalier
Nov 16, 2018

Noella (Trahan) Chevalier, age 95, of Rochester, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ernest Chevalier and the daughter of the late Polydore and Alexina (Quintin) Trahan. Noella worked as an inspector and supervisor for the Acushnet Company for many years until her retirement.
Noella was referred to as "the Matriarch" of her large family that includes her children Connie Pira and her husband Peter of Oceanside, CA, William Chevalier and his wife Ann of Colorado Springs, CO, Russell Chevalier and his wife Suzanne of Taunton, MA, David Chevalier and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Paul Chevalier and his wife Maureen of Milton, NH and Janet Galipeau and her husband Richard of Rochester, MA.
Noella loved her 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She could tell you each and every one of their birthdates. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Phyllis Beaulieu, her sister Jeanette Benjamin, brothers Raymond, Paul, Albert and Marcel Trahan. Noella enjoyed doing anything if it included being with her family, such as blueberry picking, Bingo, bowling and especially playing cards.
Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am. Visiting Hours were held Sunday, November 18 at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes please visit:

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