Elizabeth A. “Bette” Roberts


Elizabeth A. “Bette” Roberts, 88, of Mattapoisett died May 2, 2016 peacefully at home after a brief illness. Born in Utica, NY, the daughter of the late Lloyd V. and Jane (Thomas) Roberts, and was a graduate of the University of New York at Potsdam. She lived in Mattapoisett for the last 40 years. She […] Read more »

Alexandra “Xani” Coleman

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Alexandra “Xani” Coleman – July 5, 1988 – April 22, 2016 – Greenland, NH “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” –Xani “I hope my best friends meet boys who love them as much as I love them, because sometimes I think they forget how well […] Read more »

Janet L. (Miller) Thackeray


Janet L. (Miller) Thackeray, 94, of Marion died April 27, 2016 peacefully at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. She was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Robert R. Thackeray, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Earl […] Read more »

Winifred Gibbs Blethen

Winifred Gibbs Blethen, 95, of Marion, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late H. Tyler Blethen, Jr. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Victor W. and Kathryn (Moriarty) Gibbs. A graduate of Wheaton College in Norton and Bridgewater State University, where she […] Read more »

William J. Purtell


William J. Purtell, 51, of Marion passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 due to complications from a spinal cord injury. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, he lived in Mattapoisett and Marion for most of his life. Bill was a fishing boat captain and boat owner in the New Bedford commercial fishing fleet, and the owner […] Read more »

Lena (Ferreira) Nunes

Lena (Ferreira) Nunes, 89, of Raynham, formerly of Rochester, died at the Life Care Center, Raynham, April 8, 2016. She was the wife of the late James B. Nunes, who predeceased her in July of 2012. She was daughter of the late Fermino and Margarita (Santos) Ferreira. She was a member of St. Rose of […] Read more »

Dr. Edward L. Jawor


Dr. Edward L. Jawor, 68, of Raynham, MA formerly of Rochester, MA died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton, MA after struggling for months with various health problems; his wife at his side. Born in Astoria, NY, he was the son of Edward T. Jawor and Mary Frances Fitzsimmons, both deceased. He […] Read more »

George A. Jennings

George A. Jennings, 87, of Marion, died peacefully on April 10th at St. Luke’s Hospital. The son of Hollis & Ruth Jennings, he was born in Norton, MA on Dec. 6, 1928 and moved to North Falmouth in 1936. George attended Falmouth schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1946. In 1954 he married […] Read more »

Mildred Perkins Cummings


Mildred Perkins Cummings, 84, of South Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Hudner Cummings in June, 2015. Mrs. Cummings is survived by her children, Sean X. Cummings of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Katherine Cummings of Walpole, Massachusetts, Michael Cummings […] Read more »

Gerard F. Cusick Jr.


Gerard F. Cusick Jr. of Rochester passed away on Thursday, March 31st 2016 surrounded by his family. He was married to the love of his life, Susan Cusick for 43 years. He had two daughters, Meagan Bennett of Rochester and Rebecca Cusick of Acushnet. He taught them to cook, drive and tried on many occasions […] Read more »