Susan Elston Wallace Drake

Susan Elston Wallace Drake, beloved wife of Philip M. Drake, died as she lived quietly with her daughter Margaret and her husband of 66 years at her side on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Naples, Florida. She was a devoted mother to four daughters Anne, Kathleen, Margaret (Todd Vallely) and Susan Holly (Todd Sylvestri). Susan […] Read more »

Elizabeth (Redington) Saunders

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Elizabeth (Redington) Saunders, beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Saunders, Sr, formerly of Walpole, MA, passed away peacefully in her 100th year on November 23, 2015 surrounded by the comfort of her family at the Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham, MA. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Corliss) Redington, originally […] Read more »

Sean Michael Perry


Sean Michael Perry, 39, of Mattapoisett, died suddenly November 23, 2015. He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School, obtained an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from Bristol Community College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Honors from UMass Dartmouth. Sean worked in Amsterdam, Netherlands for one year at the laboratory of Christiaan […] Read more »

Robert I. Wing


Robert I. Wing, 86, of Marion, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Joan C. (Dougall) Wing. They had been married for 60 years. Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Irving & Julia (Goss) Wing. A previous resident of Bourne, he moved to […] Read more »

Ellen A. (Blythe) Basse Dietz


Ellen A. (Blythe) Basse Dietz, 78, of Marion died November 18, 2015 at her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Albert Basse, Jr. and the late Col. Arthur H. Dietz. Born in Leighton, AL, the daughter of the late Eugene V. and Shirley (Preuit) Blythe, she lived in Easton […] Read more »

Mary F. (Hathaway) Cruz

Mary F. (Hathaway) Cruz, 83, of Marion died Nov. 17, 2015 at Care One of New Bedford. She was the widow of the late Manuel J. Cruz and the daughter of the late Richard D. and Alice J. (Mitchell) Hathaway. She was born in New Bedford and lived in Marion all of her life. Mrs. […] Read more »

Donald Braman Wing


Donald Braman Wing of Marion, MA, passed away on November 14, 2015 from cancer after a short hospital stay. He was 72. Born on September 24, 1943 in Greenfield MA, to Henry C. Wing, Jr. and his wife Janice (Knapp) Wing, he attended Greenfield schools and graduated from Deerfield Academy, class of 1962. He majored […] Read more »

Martha A. (Coates) Burbank

Martha A. (Coates) Burbank, 80, of Mattapoisett died November 13, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert G. Burbank, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Carlton and Mary Jane (Hilton) Coates, she lived in New Bedford […] Read more »

Leona M. (Bellotti) Freitas


Leona M. (Bellotti) Freitas, 95, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday November 9, 2015 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the beloved wife of Manuel C. Freitas; they had been married for 42 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John E. and Evelyn (Desmarais) Bellotti, she lived in New […] Read more »

Mable (Wakeman) Vaitses

Mable (Wakeman) Vaitses, 98, of Mattapoisett died at home November 6, 2015. She was the wife of the late Allan Holmes Vaitses, decorated World War II veteran and renowned boat builder and author, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born November 15, 1916, and raised on Wakeman Farm in Westport, CT, Mrs. Vaitses […] Read more »