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Alice G. (Markey) Callaghan
Jun 29, 2018

Alice G. (Markey) Callaghan, 74, of Middleboro died June 29, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late John "Pat" Callaghan.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Elizabeth M. (Allen) Markey, she lived in Mattapoisett and Lakeville before moving to Middleboro in 2017.
As the seventh of eight children, Alice cherished the memories of growing up on Bullock Street with her siblings and cousins.
At Holy Family High School, she met and eventually married her sweetheart, Pat Callaghan.
Their daughter, Erin, was the light of their lives, and their house was a second home to many of Erin's friends. When Erin married John, she happily gained a handsome son, and with grandchildren, Alice soon became everyone's "Nini". Kara, Libby and Declan brought Alice more joy than she had ever thought possible, and made the sparkle in her eye all the brighter.
Alice was a devoted educator in the New Bedford Schools, caring for the students' basic needs, but always with an emphasis on making each child feel special.
Alice was very close to her family and enjoyed many dear friendships in her life. She will be sorely missed by many.
Survivors include her daughter, Erin Cronin and her husband John of Raynham; 3 grandchildren, Kara, Elizabeth and Declan; her brother John "Jack" Markey and his wife Carol of Dartmouth; 4 sisters, Ann Barlow, Ellen Kelly, Elizabeth Shaughnessy and her husband Bill, and Mary Longo and her husband Mike, all of New Bedford, her sister-in-law Mary Markey of Laurel, Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Kara Callaghan, the sister of the late Stephen Markey, Jr. and Winifred Winslow, and sister in-law of the late Raymond Barlow and Edward Kelly.
Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:45 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday, July 2nd from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Women & Infants Neonatal Unit 101 Dudley St. Providence, RI 02905 in memory of their late daughter Kara Callaghan or to Hasbro Children's Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 in memory of Dominic Longo.

Florence R. (Dexter) Vossahlik
Jun 28, 2018

Florence R. (Dexter) Vossahlik, 78, of Mattapoisett died June 28, 2018 peacefully at Forestview Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice (Vossahlik) Dexter, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.
She was formerly employed as a hairdresser.
Ms. Vossahlik was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Kinyon-Campbell Business School, IBM School and LaBaron Hair Academy.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, drawing and playing cribbage.
Survivors include 3 sons, David Rogers of Onset, Robert Rogers of Mattapoisett and Michael Rogers and his wife Pamela of Plymouth; a daughter, Diane Merlo of Mattapoisett; a brother, John Dexter of Marstons Mills; 3 sisters, Janice Southworth and Diane Baron, both of Fairhaven and Janet Raymond of Marion; 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Rogers, Christopher Rogers, Zachary Rogers, Victoria Rogers, Nathan Rogers, Katherine Rogers, Allison Rogers, Megan Merlo, Kelly Merlo, Matthew Merlo and Kristopher Merlo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Patricia Tapper, Calvin Dexter, Shirley Houck, Daniel Dexter, Susan Fink and Chester Dexter, Jr.
Her visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, July 10th 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 the charity of one's choice. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Yvonne Margarite (Beadsworth) Jackson
Jun 28, 2018

Yvonne Margarite (Beadsworth) Jackson, 83, of Marion, Massachusetts, passed away on June 28th in Glastonbury, Connecticut surrounded by family after a difficult battle with cancer. Yvonne was married to Richard Hills Jackson for 61 years. Yvonne was born August 10, 1934 in Calcutta India during the British Raj. Her parents, also born in India. Her father was a Captain in the British Army and her mother was a schoolteacher. Yvonne and her sisters Anita, Jean and Pat moved often in India through her father's army assignments and had exciting adventures including tiger hunting, Indian monsoons, owning a pet monkey and other escapades. Yvonne was very close with her sisters. One of Yvonne's most favorite parts of her history was her teacher and later principal at Saint Mary's High School for Girls, Sister Teresa (later known as Mother Teresa). She grew up in Calcutta and became a stewardess with India Airlines where she met Richard Jackson through a blind date while he was in the Navy. Yvonne and Richard corresponded for two years until Richard proposed marriage via letter. Yvonne and Richard were married in 1957 on the US Navy Base in Yokosuka, Japan. They briefly lived on the Navy base in Sacramento, California before moving to Marion Massachusetts. Yvonne (and Richard) was a prominent member of the community, actively involved in many charities and clubs. She was one of the founding members of Marion's first consignment store, Penny Pincher's Exchange, which donated over $500,000 to the First Congregational Church of Marion. Yvonne was active with the Tobey Hospital Guild, Marion Women's Club, Marion Mothers' Club, Wareham Garden Club, Marion's Council for Aging and First Congregational Church of Marion (holding the longest chair position of the White Elephant Table).
Yvonne and Richard's passion for travel brought them to all corners of the world including Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, Europe and Antarctica. Yvonne was always looking forward to the next trip. Yvonne is survived by her three sisters Anita (Beadsworth) Gifford of Alicante, Spain, Jean (Beadsworth) Osborne of Barry, Wales and Patricia (Beadsworth) Bean of Bath, England, her daughters Jo Ann Watson and her husband Douglas Watson of Marion, Karen Jackson Milne and her husband Robert Milne of Sudbury, Massachusetts and Amy Jackson-Grove and her husband Wesley (Chopper) Grove of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Also surviving are her five loving grandchildren Alex Boonstra, Jackson Boonstra, Sonia Boonstra, Lucas Grove, Sarah Grove and a Brazilian Exchange student/son Cesar Zimmer.
A service to celebrate Yvonne's life will be on August 10, 2018 at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion, MA at 10am, reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Penny Pinchers Exchange, Inc. 3 Wells Rd, Marion, MA 02738.

Loide E. (Franco) Souza
Jun 27, 2018

Loide E. (Franco) Souza, 86, of Rochester died June 27, 2018 peacefully at Brookdale Dartmouth Village.
She was the wife of the late George Souza.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Cecilia (Tavares) Franco, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Rochester.
Mrs. Souza was formerly employed as a bookkeeper at the Country Club of New Bedford for many years until her retirement.
She spent her early years playing golf and traveling with her husband and lifelong friends. Her most treasured trip was her visit to Madeira to see her families village. She was also an avid crafter who enjoyed sewing outfits for her children and grandchildren, especially for the holidays. She crafted dolls, stuffed animals, ornaments and spent many hours quilting and needlepointing special projects she would gift to her family.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Ruth Aubertine and her husband John of New Bedford and Loide Wotton and her husband Melvin of Rochester; a sister-in-law, Sarah Epley of Colorado; 6 grandchildren, Kelly Horan, Jillian Silva, Justin Wotton, Jenelle Wotton, Jaime Wotton and Melissa Wotton; 9 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sydney and Sarah Horan, Cayden and Cole Silva, Lillian Wotton, Jonathan Farina, Kayleigh and Zackary Wotton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late George Tavares Franco.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 30th at 10:30 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her family will receive guests from 9:30 - 10:30 AM prior to her service. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Peter F. Rose
Jun 25, 2018

Peter F. Rose, 78, of Marion, died June 25, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Judith "Judy" (Barros) Rose. He was born in Wareham and lived in Marion for the rest of his life. He was the son of the late Frank and Matilda (Pires) Rose.
He attended the Sippican School.
Mr. Rose worked for the Laborer's Union, Local 385 for 23 years and later for Local 4 for 26 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Marion Social Club since 1981.
He loved Foxwoods, golf, swimming, scratch tickets, being with family and friends and watching the NE Patriot's games.
Survivors include his widow, Judith "Judy" (Barros) Rose; 3 sons, Peter Rose and his wife Sherry of New Bedford, Brian Rose and his girlfriend, Judith Rosa of RI and Bruce Rose and his wife Shannon of Wareham; a brother, Robert Rose, and his wife Melody of New Bedford; 5 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 3 sisters, Marcia Monteiro, Patricia Gomes and Elizabeth Gilbert and 3 brothers, Wayne Rose, David Rose and Ronald Rose.
His funeral will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, June 29, 2018 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

Rodman E. Taylor Sr.
Jun 24, 2018

Rodman E. Taylor Sr., 87, of Marion, MA. died peacefully on June 24, 2018. "Rod" was the husband of the late Marguerite Theresa Taylor. Born in New Bedford on April 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Clayton and Florence Taylor.
Rod served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sargent after graduating high school. By trade, Rod was a professional meat cutter from 1949-1997 and was employed at A&P and then the Marion General store. He then started a new career in shellfish aquaculture and became General Manager at Taylor Cultured Seafood in Fairhaven from 1997-2016. During the 1960's he served proudly as a volunteer fireman at the Dartmouth Fire Department, District 3. Rod was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Marion where he served on many boards and committees including the Board of Deacons. He was the former Church President and Treasurer of the original Penny Pinchers associated with the church.
Rod was a Master Mason and Brother of the Abraham H Howland Jr. Lodge in New Bedford and served on the New Bedford Council of Royal and Select Master Masons, and the Sutton Commandry #16.
Rod was a unique man, known for his sense of humor and positive presence in the lives he touched and will be missed immensely by all, especially his loving family.
He was predeceased by his beloved first daughter, Valerie A. Taylor, and is survived by his children; Rodman E. Taylor Jr, Clayton Taylor, Deborah McCann, Susan Taylor and his stepchildren Stephen Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Ellen LaChance, Patricia Taylor; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother Alden Taylor and his sister Lois Ainsley.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 7th at the First Congregational Church of Marion, MA. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering with refreshments immediately after the service in the Church Community Center behind the Marion General Store. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062.

Timothy "Tim" Donohue
Jun 20, 2018

Timothy "Tim" Donohue, 64, died peacefully at his home in Sagamore Beach on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Tim was born on July 4, 1953 in New Bedford to the late George Donohue and Catherine (Lowney) Donohue. He attended Holy Family High School in New Bedford and graduated from Bridgewater State University.
Empowering others, young and old, in optimizing their own health and well-being was Tim's primary impetus and passion in life. Tim was the founder and director of Yoga Kids Inc., through which he provided yoga, mindfulness and life-skills training to at-risk children for 18 years in New Bedford. His work was supported by the Marion Institute and several generous individual donors. He was intensely passionate about teaching coping skills to children and teens, with the goal that they feel empowered to make positive choices in their lives. Letters from his hundreds of appreciative students and teachers demonstrate the transformative impacts of his visits to classrooms in New Bedford Public School, Old Rochester Regional School District and Riverview School (Sandwich) classrooms. This was his life's work. Tim also worked for many years with seniors at Bristol Elder Services, empowering them with his straightforward, fun, and enthusiastic teaching of mindfulness and yoga. Another of his most fulfilling efforts was working with at-risk youth in New Bedford, guiding them to discover their own inner resources for coping.
Tim was deeply devoted to his entire family, especially his sister Meg, who has Cerebral Palsy, and with whom he completed the March for Babies fundraising walk to support the March of Dimes forty years in a row. In his personal life, Tim practiced what he preached meditating every morning to cultivate a sense of heartfelt gratitude. His love of wellness and fitness took off early on, when he had the opportunity to lead the tiny Holy Family High School to a win in the state basketball championship at Boston Garden in 1969. Tim was captain of that team as a sophomore. After hitting two jump shots at a critical juncture at the end of the game he was nicknamed the 'Cool Stab' at the time by the future hall of fame broadcaster Gil Santos who was doing the play by play at the Boston Garden for the championship game. Tim was famous among his friends and family for his fun-loving attitude, delicious cooking, love of the outdoors, infectious sense of humor, and wonderful shoulder massages.
Tim is survived by two adored and adoring children, Kelsey Donohue of Philadelphia, PA, and Daniel Donohue of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by his beloved partner, Vicki Summers, and three cherished sisters, Meg Donohue, Sharon Donohue, and Maureen Fischer and brothers- in-law Paul Caruso and Bill Fischer. He was tragically predeceased by his brother John Donohue in 1988, who died at the age of 36. Tim's extended family and friends will miss him tremendously as well. Tim's positive presence in the lives he touched so deeply will be his lasting legacy.
On Wednesday, June 27th a celebration of Tim's life will take place at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Family welcomes visitors between 12pm and 4:00pm, with a memorial service honoring Tim at 2 pm. Vicki, Tim's life partner, invites you to wear fun, colorful clothing to reflect Tim's joy of living.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim may be made to All Hands and Hearts, a non-profit in Mattapoisett, MA (website: For directions and condolence book, please visit

Zachary T. Sherman
Jun 15, 2018

Zachary T. Sherman, 22, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on June 15th in Shirley, Ma. Born Feb.18,1996 to the late Larry H. Sherman Jr. and Jill (Crippin) Vancour. He was an avid sports fan and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include his mother, sisters Dayna Crippin and Brittany Sherman, brother Scott Perry, grandmother Harriet Crippin and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Zachary is also predeceased by his grandparents Warren Crippin, Pauline Luiz, Donald Luiz and Larry Sherman Sr. A memorial is to be planned for a later date and will be private.

Frank J. Tomkiewicz
Jun 12, 2018

Frank J. Tomkiewicz, 88, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Viola (Raymond) Tomkiewicz with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Born in Dartmouth, he was the son of the late Michael Tomkiewicz and Angelina (Koshiba) Tomkiewicz. He graduated from Bristol Agricultural High School and was the owner of the Tom Cat Fishing Vessel. Frank served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children; Louann Jenkinson of Rochester, Frank Tomkiewicz and his wife Wendy of East Freetown, Cheryl Mills and her husband Loring of New Bedford, Robin Perry of Acushnet, John Tomkiewicz of Rochester, Brenda Aranjo of East Freetown, Thomas Tomkiewicz and his wife Amy of Rochester, two brothers; Frederick and Stanley Tomkiewicz, 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter; Deborah Tomkiewicz, a son-in-law; William Jenkinson, three siblings; Dorothy Souza, Michael Tomkiewicz, Jr. and Walter Tomkiewicz.
Services are private.

Hilda B. (Braz) Harrop
Jun 11, 2018

Hilda B. (Braz) Harrop, 87, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday June 11, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the wife of William M. Harrop, the love of her life. They had been married for 51 years.
Born in Dartmouth, the daughter of the late John and Emilia (Dias) Braz, she lived in Glastonbury, CT for many years before moving to Mattapoisett in 2000.
Mrs. Harrop was formerly employed as the human resources director for Day, Berry, and Howard Law Firm in Hartford, CT until her retirement.
She was devoted to her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband William; her daughter, Lynn A. Motta of Fairhaven; her grandson, Tyler M. Curtis of Fairhaven; and her great-grandson, Colin D. Curtis.
She was the sister of the late Armindo Braz.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at 10 AM at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 5-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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