Lena A. (Lopes) Gomes


Lena A. (Lopes) Gomes, 75, of Bourne, formerly of Marion died April 22, 2015 at her family home. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Hazel C. (Garcia) Lopes. She was born in Marion and lived there most of her life before moving to Bourne. Mrs. Gomes worked as a Nurse’s Aide […] Read more »

Robert “Bobby Bass” Bastarache


Robert “Bobby Bass” Bastarache, 66, of Acushnet died Saturday April 18, 2015 at home after a short illness surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Louise Racine Bastarache. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Joseph Louis and Anna (Leblanc) Bastarache, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Acushnet. He was […] Read more »

James F. Braden


James F. Braden, age 83, died on April 2, 2015. Late of Olympia Fields, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA. Beloved son of the late James Braden and Alfreida nee Peterson. Beloved husband of Joan Braden nee Griffin for 58 years. Dear father of Colleen (Louis) Garafalo, James D., John (Julia), Brian and Katie Braden. Cherished grandfather […] Read more »

Roy H. Rehbein

Roy H. Rehbein, 88, of Marion, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview. He was the husband of Edith (Barrows) Rehbein. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Bernice (Richardson) and Roy H. Rehbein, Sr. Mr. Rehbein lived in Hopedale for many years before moving to Marion […] Read more »

John Lockwood


Memorial service for John Lockwood will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 1pm at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church St. Read more »

David Carey Shanks

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David Carey Shanks (75) of Vero Beach, FL, peacefully passed away April 8, 2015 in Vero Beach. Born August 2, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN, he was the elder son of John Amos Shanks and Jane Marie Griesser. Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalie Shadle Shanks. Additional survivors include his daughter, Nanon Shanks Olson […] Read more »

Jeffrey Mark Stopka


Jeffrey Mark Stopka, 58, formerly of Rochester, MA, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 10, 2015 at his home. Jeffrey was born in Acushnet, Massachusetts on March 17, 1957 to Henry Stopka and the late Nancy Lake Stopka. He was employed by the United States Air Force as the manager of the base commissary. Jeffrey […] Read more »

Marie A. (Berardi) Bourdon


Marie A. (Berardi) Bourdon, 63, of Mattapoisett died April 9, 2015 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Robert W. Bourdon. Born in Newton, MA, the daughter of the late Augusto and Mary (Rufo) Berardi, she was raised in Watertown before moving to Mattapoisett in 1978. Mrs. Bourdon […] Read more »

David Henry Owen


David Henry Owen, of Rochester (formerly of Taunton), died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Life Care of Raynham. He was 90 years old. Born in Taunton, on December 12, 1924. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Ruble) Owen. The youngest of 6, Mr. Owen was a graduate of Taunton High School, […] Read more »

Leonard M. Bejtlich


Leonard M. Bejtlich passed away on March 31 at 80 years of age after a brief illness. He is survived by his second wife Nancy J. Bejtlich of Jonestown Texas and his three children Michael M. Bejtlich of Rochester MA, Nancy A. Benson of Mattapoisett MA, and Amy A. Silva of Marstons Mills MA, and […] Read more »