Michael R. Bowers

            Michael R. Bowers, 55, a lifelong resident of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 5, 2021.  Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Joseph T. Bowers of Fairhaven and the late Cecile M. (Gauvin) Bowers.             Michael attended New Bedford Vocational Technical High School and is a Veteran of the US Navy, […] Read more »

Manny Del Lima, Jr.

Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.             Born in New Bedford, son of the late Manuel and Irene (Goulart) Del Lima, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before retiring to Rochester. He was the husband of Barbara Blanchard.             Manny was a […] Read more »

Patrick S. O’Neale

Patrick S. O’Neale, 62, of Fairhaven, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Dolores E. (Sylvia) O’Neale with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.             Born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Hugh W. and […] Read more »

Charles J. Vosseler

Charles J. Vosseler, 83, of Mattapoisett passed away Thursday April 1, 2021 at home after a long illness.             Born in Dartmouth, the son of the late Charles and Helen M. (Simpson) Vosseler, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life. He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, Class of 1956. […] Read more »

Karen M. (Goulart) Canastra

Karen M. (Goulart) Canastra, 57, of Fairhaven died March 29, 2021 of ovarian cancer at home surrounded by her loving family.             She was the beloved wife of Kyle T. Canastra, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage.             Born in New Bedford, daughter of Manuel A. and Dolores (Fernandes) Goulart, she was raised […] Read more »

Jocelyne M. Tapper

Jocelyne M. Tapper, 83. Jocelyne used to say that she “opened and closed” a great many eyes in her career as both a maternity nurse and a nursing home supervisor. She cared, lovingly, for those on both ends of the spectrum of life, from birth to death.              After receiving her nursing degree from St. Anne’s […] Read more »

Donald J. DuBois

Donald J. DuBois, 86, of Rochester, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, March 28, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was the husband of Frances B. (Bucelwicz) DuBois.             Born in Watertown, he was the son of the late Eugene and Anna (Kidik) DuBois. Raised in Newton, Don worked with his […] Read more »

Richard Lewis Prouty

Richard Lewis Prouty died peacefully on March 24, 2021 following a brief illness lovingly surrounded by his family and his wife, Kim.             Richard was born in Springfield, MA on February 2, 1976 and moved to Mattapoisett with his family in 1981. He attended Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Old Rochester Regional High School, Castleton University […] Read more »

Dale C. Dakin

Dale C. Dakin, 80, of Rochester passed away Tuesday March 16, 2021 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Bishop) Dakin; they had been married for 56 years.             Born in Lynn, the son of the late James and Laura (Vera) Dakin, he lived in Rochester for most of his life. […] Read more »

Donald R. LaBrode

Donald R. LaBrode, 66, of Acushnet passed away at home on March 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.             He is survived by his wife Donna (Mayer) LaBrode. Last year they celebrated their 47th year of tireless and dedicated love. Donald was born on January 7, 1955 in New Bedford to the late Myles […] Read more »