Gordon T. Helme

Gordon T. Helme, 84, of Rochester, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Kouba) Helme with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.             Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, son of the late Frank and May (Pierce) […] Read more »

Richard C. “Ricky” Gifford

Richard C. “Ricky” Gifford, 67, of Wareham, died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home unexpectedly. He was the husband of Paula F. (Towne) Gifford.             Born in Wareham, the son of the late Carlton Chace Gifford and Beatrice (Jacobson) Wilson, he graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School, Class of 1974. Mr. Gifford was […] Read more »

Cornelius “Neil” Cooper

Cornelius “Neil” Cooper, age 79, of Marion passed away peacefully Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at home in Marion MA.             He was the widower of the late Margaret A. “Peggy” (Dunham) Cooper with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. He was engaged to be married to Judie Kleven.             Born in Patterson NJ, the […] Read more »

Paul H. Alves

Paul H. Alves, 81, of New Bedford passed away peacefully Thursday, January 21, 2021.             He was the husband of Carolyn (Nunes) Alves.             Born in New Bedford, son of the late Gilbert and Kathleen (Hawthorne) Alves, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.             Paul graduated from Fairhaven High School before earning his […] Read more »

William Albert Sobieraj

Cherished husband and loving father, grandfather & great-grandfather William Albert Sobieraj (Bill), 80, of Marion, MA quietly returned to his creator on January 19, 2021.              Born in Buffalo, NY on April 6, 1940, son of the late Jacob M. and Frances (Konior) Sobieraj, he was raised in Utica, NY graduating from St Francis De Sales […] Read more »

Sylvia Carlos Slattery

Sylvia Carlos Slattery, 87, died peacefully and knowing she was well loved on January 20, 2021 in Simsbury, CT. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Alberta (Figueiredo) Carlos. She grew up in Mattapoisett, MA, which became a special place for her and her family. Mattapoisett means “place […] Read more »

Kimberly Faith (Howland) Valles

Kimberly Faith (Howland) Valles, 58, of Mattapoisett passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday January 19, 2021. She was the wife of Ricardo Valles.             Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late George T. Howland and Mary Jane (Coleman) Dompierre, she lived in Fairhaven for most of her life before moving to Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Lora A. Sharpe

Lora A. Sharpe, 69, of Marion died January 18, 2021 at home after a grueling yet graceful battle with cancer. She was the wife of James H. Fogarty, to whom she was happily married for nearly 41 years.             Born in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY, daughter of the late Gerard C. and Nancy L. (Fountain) […] Read more »

Theodore Mach, Jr.

Theodore Mach, Jr., 88, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was the husband of Lola G. (Semiao) Mach with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Theodore and Millie (Parker) Mach, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Mach was formerly […] Read more »

Scott Martin Erdman

Scott Martin Erdman, 74, of Marion died January 7, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Marion.             Born in Milwaukee, WI, son of the late Norbert A. and Lois J. (Ahlschwede) Erdman, Scott lived Marion most of his life.             Scott was formerly employed in television news for over twenty years before retiring as […] Read more »