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Edward F. Taylor
Apr 14, 2018

Edward F. Taylor, 74, of Rochester, died April 14, 2018 in Care One at New Bedford after an illness. He was the husband of Helen A. (Pina) Taylor and the son of the late Frances (Taylor) Anderson.
He was born in Brockton and lived in Onset before moving to Rochester.
Mr. Taylor worked as a maintenance man for the McIntire family for many years before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Helen A. (Pina) Taylor; 2 sons, John Taylor of Acushnet and Aaron Taylor of Mattapoisett; a brother, Fred Anderson of Onset; 3 sisters, Shirley Anderson of Pocasset, Joyce Anderson of WY and Marjorie Anderson of Brockton; 2 grandsons, Brendan and Jackson Taylor; many nephews and nieces.
His services will be private.

Arthur Harold Blackburn, Jr.
Apr 13, 2018

Arthur Harold Blackburn, Jr., born February 27, 1937, passed away from complications related to a stroke on April 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Elfriede M. Blackburn; their two sons Arthur H. Blackburn, III and Dean A. Blackburn and his wife Stephanie Blackburn; his granddaughter, Madeline J. Blackburn, daughter of Dean and Stephanie Blackburn; and a great-granddaughter, Aria Bell of Madeline.
He was employed as an executive pharmaceutical salesman for Merck for twenty eight years traveling over a million miles and several cars; retiring at 58 years old. Prior to his career, he served in the United States Army from 1956-1959, serving in Germany where he met his wife. Upon returning stateside he then attended and graduated from Northeastern University. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He maintained his home in Mattapoisett and participated and served in his community in many ways. As a volunteer he drove for FISH and cared for the Mattapoisett Congregational Church grounds. Over several years at the same church he served as a Deacon, a trustee and sat on the finance committee and most recently a member of the choir. He was an active member of the Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Award as King Lion (1982-1983) during which time he founded Harbor Days and introduced many activities (including the triathlon, road race and other water based activities). Because of his efforts it became the annual event it is today. He participated in the Bristol County German Club and served as its president from 1990-1991 receiving the Achievement Award from the German Consulate. The sea was his passion starting when he was a young boy with his father in Scituate, MA. He achieved the rating of Advanced Piloting from the U.S. Coast Guard Power Squadron and went on to own two power boats and sail six sailboats. His most notable sail was from Mattapoisett, through the Intercoastal Waterway, to Bermuda and home. He made the trip with a crew from Mattapoisett to Norfolk, VA where he and his wife continued for three weeks to finish the trip alone without crew. His interests included sailing, skiing, cycling, poker, tennis player, building models, photography, chess, lobstering, fishing and carpentry; he created several ornate archways, a gazebo and forty-foot suspension bridge platform. All of his projects were made of handmade parts; carefully, piece by piece. These projects graced the landscape of his Mattapoisett home and stand today as memorials to him. High upon a hand carved column sits a hand carved birdhouse; a replica of Gaudi Cathedral in Barcelona Spain. His last known well time was spent playing with his great-granddaughter, Aria on January, 21, 2018.
His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 10 am in the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. His visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 20th from 3-7 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. Please no flowers, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Dr. William J. Quinlan
Apr 11, 2018

Dr. William J. Quinlan, 85 of North Palm Beach, Florida formerly of Mattapoisett passed away at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida on April 11, 2018.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late William J. and Kathryn (Dorgan) Quinlan, he was a standout baseball/basketball player at Holy Family High School. He attended Providence College on a basketball scholarship. He served in the Army Reserves. He obtained his Master's degree at Bridgewater State College and his PhD in Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Dr. Quinlan held many educational positions in Southeastern Massachusetts, including teaching in high school and college. He served as Director of Pupil Services in Wareham and Silver Lake in Kingston. He finished in career as the Director of Special Needs in Fairhaven and Acushnet. In retirement he started Regis Consultants, an educational consulting firm. He and Nancy retired to Florida in 1994 and had many fond memories and travel.
He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He was a 50 year member of the Country Club of New Bedford and two time August Fourball champion. He was also a member of North Palm and West Palm Beach Country Clubs.
He was an involved and engaged father and grandfather. He enjoyed attending many sports and musical events. His love and guidance will be missed.
He is survived by Nancy his wife of 59 years, his children, Kathleen (Michael) Corrigan, Cheryl (Paul) Coucci, William (Dina), and Timothy (fiance Kim), seven grandchildren, Ryan and Katherine Corrigan, Ashley, Paul and Alex Coucci, Mia and Matthew Quinlan, a step great-grandson, Jackson Drucker, his sisters-in-law, Theresa Patistea, Cora Regis, and Anne Quinlan, and nieces, nephews and many friends. He was the brother of the late John and Paul Quinlan.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 10 am at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday April 23, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his memory to American Parkinson's Disease Association, South Florida Chapter, Attn: Director Rebecca Hahessy, 700 West Hillsborough Blvd. #3-110, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Ellen M. Ogilvie (Hanlon)
Apr 11, 2018

Ellen M. Ogilvie (Hanlon), 83, died April 11 at her home in Marion, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" F. Ogilvie in 2004.
Ellen was born in 1934 to Joseph and Catherine Hanlon in Brooklyn, NY. She was an only child and enjoyed the friendship of many cousins.
With her strong interest in education of all kinds, Ellen earned a degree in Education from College of Mount St. Vincent. She promptly went to work as a math teacher at Washington Irving High School in New York, NY in 1955.
Ellen took a hiatus from teaching shortly after marrying her husband, Bill, in July 1958. They were married in New York, and enjoyed living and raising their family in many different parts of the country, including New Jersey, Colorado, Ohio and Oklahoma.
As Ellen and her family moved around the United States, she was often "the new kid in town." Consequently, she developed a knack for establishing friendships such that she and her family always had a supportive network that allowed them all to grow and thrive. Acquaintances from all periods of Ellen's life fondly recall her as a good friend who consistently made them feel welcome and special.
Ellen was a loving and attentive mother, ready to help her children overcome challenges and embrace opportunities. Her son Joe recalls her as instrumental in helping him conquer dyslexia, as well as being an enthusiastic supporter of his passion for table tennis. As her children grew and left home, Ellen resumed teaching math in Bartlesville, OK and Lorain, OH.
Ellen was an energetic participant in the life of every community in which she lived. She was a champion of education and a strong supporter of women's rights. She was an active member of American Association of University Women, as well as the League of Women Voters. Always interested in sharpening her mind, she was an avid bridge player and member of multiple book clubs throughout her life.
Ellen is survived by a vast and loving family, including daughter Catherine Ogilvie and her husband Bruce Yarnall, grandchildren Elizabeth Yarnall and Izadora Yarnall of Stonington, CT; son Joseph "Joe" Ogilvie, his wife Fiona Lally-Ogilvie, grandchildren Francesca Lally, John Jude Ogilvie, Liam Ogilvie and Josephine Ogilvie of New Lebanon, NY; son William "Bill" F. Ogilvie, Jr, of Austin, TX; and daughter Margaret Ogilvie Gee and her husband Clark Gee of Marion, MA.
She is also survived by sister-in-law Marguerite Christe, of Juno Beach, FL; and cousins Arthur Baxter, of Warwick, NY; Doris (Baxter) Grzelak, of Colonia, NJ; and Christopher Kenneth Baxter of Asheville, NC.
A Catholic Mass will be held June 8, at St. Rita's of Cascia church in Marion, MA. A celebration will follow at the home of her daughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions to Friends of Marion Council on Aging (FMCOA) -, or American Association of University Women - AAUW -

Ronald R. Loranger
Apr 10, 2018

Ronald R. Loranger, 85, of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Barbara (Rutkowski) Loranger, with whom he shared nearly 64 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Albert and Yvonne (Becotte) Loranger, he lived there for most of his life.
Ronald, a Northeastern University civil engineer graduate, was employed as the president of Loranger Construction for over 30 years and later worked as a construction manager for various companies in Boston. In retirement, he worked with his son at Beaver Tree Works.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ronald was also a past president of the Lions Club, Rotary Club of New Bedford, and Associated General Contractors of Mass, as well as a former member of the board of directors at the New Bedford YMCA.
Ronald loved his family. He was well known for his big heart, quick wit, and wonderful sense of humor. Ronald enjoyed nature, especially the water, and passed that joy along to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife; five children, Deborah Romanowicz and her husband Craig, Ronald Loranger and his wife Lynne, David Loranger and his wife Barbara, Gary Loranger and his wife Carol, and Darleen Souza and her husband Gary; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Marcel and Gilbert Loranger; and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 am at St. Anthony's Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the YMCA Aquatics Program, (Teach a child to swim), 25 South Water St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, visit

Winifred T. (Francis) Carter
Apr 09, 2018

Winifred T. (Francis) Carter, 93, of New Bedford passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home on April 9, 2018.
Winnie was the wife of the late William J. Carter, Jr., to whom she was married for 68 years.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Mary A. ((Murphy) Francis, she resided in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven for the past 30 years.
Winnie attended Holy Family High School and married shortly after graduation. She became a young and devoted mother of seven children.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
Winnie was a former member of the Catholic Women's Club, the Country Club of New Bedford and Little Harbor Golf Club.
Winnie and her husband traveled to Bermuda frequently with friends and family. In their later years, they were able to cruise around the world with their dear friend, David Barber.
Her kindness towards others and love of family was evident in the way she lived her life. Many friends admired her for her helpful and giving spirit. She will always be remembered by everyone who knew her.
Survivors include three sons, William J. Carter, III and Paul Carter, both of New Bedford, Stephen Carter and his wife Kathy of South Dartmouth; three daughters, Karen Halloran of New Bedford, Janice Hollis and her husband Dudley of Bermuda and Christine Mello and her husband Wayne of Fairhaven; twelve grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Kelly A. Carter and the sister of the late Mary Flanagan, William Francis and Richard Francis.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM in St. Anthony's Church. Her family will receive guests at church from 10:15-11 AM prior to her Mass. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, 200 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

Adam C. Evich
Apr 07, 2018

Adam C. Evich, 47, of Fairhaven died April 7, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was the husband of Dagne (Sovik) Evich.
Born in Spokane, WA, the son of Peter and Marcia K. (Fuller) Evich, he lived in Edmunds, WA before moving to Fairhaven in 2003.
Adam was employed as a commercial fisherman on several vessels of the New Bedford fleet. He had fished many years in Alaska since he was 17 and he was on "Deadliest Catch" for seasons 1 and 2. He also was a mate aboard a tug for Western Towing in Seattle as well as serving abroad for Military Sealift Command.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his sons sporting events, playing golf, hunting and riding his motorcycle. In his youth, he enjoyed playing hockey and played junior hockey in Canada.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Mason Evich and Turner Evich, both of Fairhaven; a brother, Aaron Evich of Edmunds, WA; a sister, Amy Evich of California; and several nieces and nephews.
His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 6 pm in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Place, Fairhaven. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Commemorative Giving, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005. For online guestbook, please visit

Patricia L. "Patty" Frost
Apr 07, 2018

Patricia L. "Patty" Frost, 76 of Marion, MA, passed away Saturday, April 7, after a 15 year struggle with Parkinson's disease. She was the wife of 56 years to Nick Frost of Marion. She was the daughter of the late Mark and Irma (Hummel) Lytle.
She was an active community member of the towns of Essex, CT; Nantucket, MA; Bozeman, MT; and Marion, MA. Her passions included her family, running, biking, playing the flute, piano, tennis, paddle tennis, the beach, skiing, cooking, gardening and reading.
She held leadership roles in several organizations supporting her favorite causes. These included Planned Parenthood of Connecticut; local school boards; conservation and planning for Sconset, MA; the local library; and her church. She also was very proud of serving as the Editor in Chief of the Hood College Newspaper. She will be dearly missed.
In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters; Ashley Gebhardt, Kimberly Scurry and Courtney Frost. She was also survived by five grandchildren and many loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patty's name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at
Funeral services will be private.

James P. Bardsley
Apr 06, 2018

James P. Bardsley, age 45, of N. Smithfield and Mattapoisett, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 6, 2018 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the husband of Lisa A. Gray with whom he shared 15 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Frank T. and Carol A. (Emond) Bardsley of Dartmouth.
James was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from U-Mass Dartmouth in 1994 and a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in 1997.
He was a practicing attorney for the Law Office of Bardsley & Gray. He was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
While a youth in Mattapoisett, Jim was a member of the Young Marines and proudly ran his own lawn cutting business. He was a true outdoorsman who attended survival schools and loved to sail. Jim loved music and was an accomplished musician, played several instruments and hosted his own radio show in college. He was active in theater, a talented artist and obtained a third degree black belt in Aikido while at the Wellness Resource Center. Jim touched so many lives with his happy go lucky nature, quick witted sense of humor, his engaging and charming personality and his love for children.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his children, Elaina and Abram Bardsley of N. Smithfield; a sister, Kristin Aiksnoras and her husband Mark of Bristol, RI; four nephews, Chase and Hunter Aiksnoras of Bristol, RI and Owen and Christian Genereux of S. Kingstown, RI; a cousin Christopher J. Cabral of Tampa, FL; and several aunts and uncles.
Visiting hours were held on Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His funeral was held on Saturday, April 14 in St. Mary's Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online tributes:

Robert C. Gardner
Apr 05, 2018

Robert C. Gardner, 84, of Mattapoisett, passed away at Alden Court on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was the husband of Doris S. (Shulkey) Gardner, they were high school sweethearts.
Mr. Gardner was born in Melrose, MA, son of the late Louis R. and Louise (Montgomery) Gardner and had been a longtime resident of Mattapoisett. He was a graduate of Boston University and attained his Master's Degree at the University of New Hampshire. He went on to be the principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High school where he worked for over 30 years. There, under his leadership, programs such as Survival and Turkey Day were created and considered a rite of passage. Mr. Gardner was Massachusetts Principal of the Year and the Past President of New England Middle School Principal Association, the founding father of the Mattapoisett Road Race and a member of the Harpoon Harmonizers.
Survivors along with his wife include his 2 sons: Glenn Gardner and his wife Paula of Fairhaven, Peter L. Gardner and his wife Fabiane of W. Yarmouth and his daughter: Karen L. Gardner-Ogg and her husband Willy of Wareham; 4 grandchildren: Blake, Marissa, Andrew and Noah; 4 great grandchildren: Madison, Mila, Lainey and Gwendolyn; along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service to which relatives and friends are invited, will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 at 1:30 pm.
Calling hours will be from 11:00 am- 1:30 pm, prior to the service.
Interment in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mattapoisett Road Race Community, c/o Bill Tilden, 135 Marion Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739.

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