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 »

Ellen (Fallon) White

Ellen (Fallon) White, 77, of Marion died July 24, 2014 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Thomas A. White, Jr. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Cullen) Fallon, she was raised in Brighton and later lived in Westwood before moving to Marion 15 years […] Read more »

Roland O. Randall, III


Roland O. Randall, III, 57, of Hanson formerly of Wareham, died Saturday, July 19th at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. He was the husband of Bertha F. (Haskell) Randall. Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Jean (Baxter) and Roland O. Randall, Jr. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Mr. Randall […] Read more »

Helen Louise (Lake) DeCosta


Helen Louise (Lake) DeCosta, 96, a resident of Mattapoisett, passed away on July 19, 2014 at Alden Court in Fairhaven after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family.Helen was born in New Bedford on November 6, 1917. She was the daughter of the late George Lester Lake and Sarah Louise (McKenzie) Lake. As […] Read more »