Raymond A. Charron


Raymond A. Charron, 69, of Rochester died Saturday August 30, 2014 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Janet B. (Saba) Charron. Born in Wareham, the son of the late Lawrence W.S. and Marguerite (Comeau) Charron, he lived in Rochester all of his life. He […] Read more »

Jeanne Frances Cole Yehle


Jeanne Frances Cole Yehle, 85 years young, transitioned peacefully from this life to her next on Friday, August 29, 2014 two months after a diagnosis of lung cancer. Jeanne was born February 14, 1929 in Boston, MA, the eldest child of Eleonore O. (Sampson) and Francis (Frank) A. Cole. She spent her childhood and teen […] Read more »

David Stephen Bettencourt

David Stephen Bettencourt, 67, of Lakeville passed away on August 19, 2014. He was the son of Manuel and Mildred (MacRae) Bettencourt. David was born in New Bedford and lived several years in Middleboro before moving to Lakeville. David attended Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 1966. After graduating he served his country in […] Read more »

Evelyn May (Silveira) Pursley


Evelyn May (Silveira) Pursley, 92, passed peacefully at home on Monday, August 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of Mattapoisett and communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, she was the daughter of the late Antone Silveira and Carolinda (Avila) Silveira. She was the beloved wife of the late Gene Everett Pursley whom she met while serving in […] Read more »

Josephine A. (Donovan) Wojtkonski

Josephine A. (Donovan) Wojtkonski, age 91, of Fairhaven died August 21, 2014. She was wife of the late Walter Wojtkonski. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Reagan) Donovan, she lived in Rochester for several years and Fairhaven for most of her life. A homemaker, she played the organ and […] Read more »

Captain Shirley G. Mitchell Jr.

Captain Shirley G. Mitchell Jr., age 97, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence. He was the husband of Doris A. (Johnson) Mitchell to whom he has been married for the past 65 years. Born in Fairhaven, the son of the late Shirley G. Mitchell Sr. and Mary “Mollie” Mitchell, he […] Read more »

Joseph J. Herman


Joseph J. Herman, age 71, of Rochester passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jeannine (LeBlanc) Herman, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Findlay, Ohio, a son of the late M.J. and Mabel (Solt) Herman, he moved to Massachusetts in […] Read more »

Priscilla B. (Senna) Dean


Priscilla B. (Senna) Dean, 80, of New Bedford, daughter of the late Jose B. and Maria (Marianho) Senna, died August 17, 2014 after a long battle with Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, COPD and Osteoporosis. She was born in New Bedford where she lived most of her life except for nine years when she lived in Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Dorothy (Brass) DeLorenzo

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Dorothy (Brass) DeLorenzo, 86, former owner of the Chadwick Inn in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, died peacefully Tues. Aug. 12th, 2014 at the Kindred Walden House in Concord, MA. A resident of Marion, she was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. DeLorenzo. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late […] Read more »

George E. Church


George E. Church, 90, of Rochester died Thursday July 31, 2014 at Sippican Health Care Center after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Katherine H. (Hartley) Church. Born in Rochester, the son of the late George F. and Martha (Smith) Church, he lived in Rochester all of his life. […] Read more »