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Hertha (Lederbogen) Wolkowicz
Nov 12, 2019

Hertha (Lederbogen) Wolkowicz, 89, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, succumbed peacefully after a short period of declining health in the early hours of Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Born in Rostock, Germany, Hertha was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dr. John S. Wolkowicz, in 2018.
An incredibly fun and generous woman, Hertha will most be remembered for showering her family and friends with unconditional love and culinary delights. She was an avid fan of The Food Network and was passionate about cooking. Hertha cooked with the heart; she found great joy in creating favorite dishes for her children and grandchildren.
Hertha and John loved to travel, visiting all corners of the world. Upon John's retirement, they divided their time between New Bedford, Fairhaven, Boston, and her beloved Naples, FL. Spending time with friends and family at the Edgewater Resort in Naples during the winter months was the highlight of each year.
The family was most important to Hertha. She is survived by sons Dr. Christopher Wolkowicz (Terry) and their children Aria and Justin, and Dr. Derek Wolkowicz (Candace) and their children Brooke and Drew. She also leaves two nieces, one nephew, and countless friends. Hertha's happiest role was being "Omi" to her much loved grandchildren.
Hertha's family wishes to extend their gratitude to all at Sippican Healthcare Center, who provided her with dignified and compassionate care.
Her memorial service will be held on Saturday Nov. 16th at 10 am at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park Street, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Nov. 15th from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers and because of Hertha's lifelong love of animals, please consider a donation in her memory to her favorite charity, the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society, attn: Memorial Gifts, 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 or online at For directions and guestbook, please visit

Robert Medeiros Silva
Nov 11, 2019

Robert Medeiros Silva, age 77, passed away on November 11, 2019 at home. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel and Elsie (Medeiros) Silva, he spent most of his life in Dartmouth. He was a standout student at Dartmouth High School receiving many accolades in both music and athletics. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Music in 1968.
As a talented musician, he was very active in the Southeastern Massachusetts music community. He played in several local bands, including the Bay State Band, the Regional Symphonic Band (currently known as the Tri County Symphonic Band), and the Marion, Mattapoisett and Falmouth Community Bands. He also taught young children how to read and play music.
He was a loving father, grandfather and uncle who will be forever remembered for his storytelling and sense of humor.
Survivors include, brother Richard J. Silva of Dartmouth; sister Rosemary Bargfrede and her husband Richard of Dartmouth; daughter Kathy Silva Kichula and her husband John of Media, Pennsylvania; son Chris Silva of Dartmouth; grandchildren Jack, Emma and Sarah Kichula of Pennsylvania; niece Lisa Bargfrede Correia and her husband Aggie of Dartmouth; nephew Michael Bargfrede and his wife Megan of Abington; as well as several great nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Ronald Silva.
Funeral services will be private for family. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the Robert M. Silva Woodwind Scholarship c/o Dartmouth School Music Association, P.O. Box 80019, Dartmouth, MA 02748-0019.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

Gordon D. Franklin
Nov 11, 2019

Gordon D. Franklin, 61, of Marion, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of the late Deborah (Lopes) Franklin.
Born in Ypsilanti, MI, he was the son of the late Gilbert E., Sr. and Alice P. (Dockett) Franklin. Gordon graduated from Wareham High School, East Coast Aero Tech and the University of Kansas. He was lead service technician for Abel-Womack.
Gordon was a kind and gentle soul who made everyone smile. A great high school athlete, he loved all sports especially football and his beloved Oakland Raiders. He enjoyed everything about aviation and was a talented mechanic who worked on all types of engines.
He loved all his family, especially all his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his step-daughter, Karen Lopes and her husband Brian Bolen of Ohio; his brothers and sisters, Paula Frye of Quincy, Gilbert E. Franklin, Jr. and his wife Pam of Marion, Karen Nixon of Cape Coral, FL, Gary Franklin and his wife Rhoda of E. Hampton, CT, Kendall Burgess and her husband Roland of Cheyenne, WY, Christina Beckham and her husband Roger of S. Beloit, IL, Gregg Franklin of Ocala, FL and Glen Franklin and his wife Robin of Shutesbury, MA. Also surviving are his companion, Maria Gomes of Wareham, his best-friend Joel Campinha of Wareham, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother in-law, the late Richard Frye.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Fri., Nov. 15, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 9 to 10:30 am with a funeral service immediately following. Interment will be private.

George J. Schneider, Jr.
Nov 09, 2019

George J. Schneider, Jr., 91, of Wareham, died November 9, 2019 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of the late Cemantha A. (Treible) Schneider and the son of the late George J. Schneider, Sr. and Bertha (Dukiet) Schneider.
He was born in Irvington, NJ and lived in Rochester and Cuttyhunk before moving to Wareham 12 years ago. He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ.
He was a Marine Corps Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart. He loved his country and was very patriotic.
Mr. Schneider was a Federal Agent for the National Marine Fisheries for several years before retiring. After retiring, he worked as a commercial fisherman alongside his two sons.
He was a member of the NRA, VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include his children, Kenneth Schneider and his wife Nina of Rochester, Roy Schneider of Wareham, Nancy Schneider of Wareham, Diane Sweeney of East Freetown, Carol Schneider of Fairhaven. a sister, Cathryn Burke of Seagirt, NJ; 7 grandchildren; a great grandson. He was the father of the late George J. Schneider, III and brother of the late Marjorie Campisi.
A celebration of his life will be held at later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, NY, NY 10014.

Barbara Ann (Corriea) Carrier
Nov 08, 2019

Barbara Ann (Corriea) Carrier, 89 passed away after a brief illness on November 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born July 22, 1930 in New Bedford, daughter of the late Beatrice Corriea (Duchesney) and Manuel J. Corriea. At the age of 13, Barbara met the love of her life Robert Carrier. They wed in 1951 and spent the next 63 years together. The couple made their home in Mattapoisett where they raised their family and worked at the family businesses, the Harbor Beach Club and Bob Carrier's Fine Catering.
Barbara loved travel, fine dining, Martha's Vineyard, the beach, her pool, playing gin rummy, bingo and Sorry, swimming at the Y, reading a good book, especially mysteries and watching old movies and eating Chinese food on Saturday night with her son in law, Bob. Most of all Barbara loved her family, her friends and her home.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert Carrier and her brothers and sisters Donald, Robert, Marjorie and Dorothy.
She is survived by her sister, Beatrice May Batty of Northport Florida; three daughters, Cathy Bowers and husband Robert Bowers of Mattapoisett, Pamela Carrier of Mattapoisett and Jennifer Carrier and husband Charles Gross of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Jayme Wood of Mattapoisett and Amanda Gross of New Bedford; and one great grandson Brandon Siegal of New Bedford.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Barbara's Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 23 at 11 am at St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. Arrangements by Saunders Dwyer Funeral Home of Mattapoisett. For online condolence book please visit

Nancy Stafford Boston
Nov 04, 2019

Nancy Stafford Boston, age 89, of East Falmouth, MA, passed peacefully in her home on Nov. 4, 2019 in the company of loving family. She was the daughter of Birtwell Stafford & Eleanor Davis (Lowe) Priest & stepdaughter of Hart Jarvis & Margery Worth Beach.
Nancy was born in Fall River, MA. She grew up in Glastonbury, CT. She attended House in the Pines Boarding School in Norton, MA, a member of the Class of 1947. As much of her youth prior had been spent learning the art of horsemanship, there, she excelled as part of the Equestrian Team & won many awards in that field. She was also a member of the Ski Team at House in the Pines. She later attended Hillyer College at the University of Hartford.
Nancy was the founder & operator of Twickenton Kennel. She was breeder & professional handler of her Champion line, Twickenton West Highland White Terriers for over 50 years. In 1965 she opened Twickenton Dog Grooming Shop in Dedham MA, which is still in operation today. Later she opened & operated another grooming shop, Nancy B's Dog House, in Falmouth, MA. Nancy was a past Vice President of the West Highland White Terrier Club of New England.
For over 30 years, Nancy was an active volunteer in & around the town of Falmouth. She volunteered in the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. She worked tirelessly with & for the Falmouth Service Center, in the Food Pantry, as well as their Emerald House Thrift Shop. She participated in & helped to coordinate many events in support of the Service Ctr. She was a supporter & advocate for West Highland Rescue efforts nationally & locally, as well as an advocate for dog rescue & shelter animals everywhere. She was an avid birdwatcher who catered endlessly to flocks of her backyard birds. A lover of all animals, she also supported & advocated for Wildlife Preservation both nationally & internationally. Her love of horses continued when in later years she constructed a stable in Dover, MA where she owned, trained & boarded horses. There, she & her children rode & competed in clubs & shows & enjoyed endless trail riding.
Nancy as well enjoyed world travel whenever she had the chance. Her travels brought her east to west in the US & from Alaska to Africa, to Europe. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the NE Patriots & the Boston Bruins, rarely missing a game.
Nancy enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her loving family & friends. She was blessed with many, who were so dear & so caring for her.
Nancy is a descendant of Ann Marbury Hutchinson whose statue stands in front of the State House in Boston.
Nancy is survived by her children, Stephen M. Boston & wife Susan of Medfield, MA & her daughter Gayle Boston Santello & husband Peter of Marion, MA., her sister Linda Harrop & husband Donald, of Westport, MA, her grandchildren Brianna Nancy H. Viera & husband Kenneth of Rochester, MA, Chad Boston Santello & wife Amber of Fayetteville, NC, Patricia Boston Poulson & husband Ben of Hudson, MA & Blake Boston of Marlborough, MA. & 2 great grandchildren Patrick & Gabriel Boston. She was predeceased by her brother, Pvt 1st Class USMC John E. Stafford 3rd & wife Barbara, & her sister Susan Stafford Perkins.
A Memorial Service to which friends & relatives are welcome will be held Nov. 23 at 1:00 pm at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 Rte 28A, West Falmouth, MA. A private burial service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Marion, MA at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to America's VetDogs - The Veteran's K-9 Corps, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787.

Thomas F. Holden
Oct 27, 2019

Thomas F. Holden, 86 of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2019 after a long illness at home.
He was the husband of Aina R. (Palm) Holden.
Born and raised in Melrose, son of the late Thomas F. and Mary V. (Cargill) Holden, he lived in Mattapoisett since 1979.
He was formerly employed by UniFirst for 40 years until his retirement. In retirement he worked at several local golf courses and for Community Connections.
He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Dr. Lisa Santos and her husband Scott of Fairhaven and Kristen Hogan and her husband A.J. of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren, Caitlin Hogan, Kelly Hogan and Ambrose Hogan; a great-granddaughter, Nora; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the grandfather of the late Matthew DeSimas and the brother of the late Virginia Reardon, Barbara Leavitt, Alice Kiley and Marjorie Grady.
His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to South Coast Hospice, 200 Mill Rd. Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online guestbook, please visit

W. Anthony Allison
Oct 26, 2019

W. Anthony Allison, MD (aka Billy, Tony), age 93 of Marion formerly of Hawaii, Philadelphia and North Carolina passed away in his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was the husband of Dale (Muther) Allison with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
Born in Durham, NC, a son of the late Willis A. and Lyda (Hammie) Allison, he was a graduate of Hillside High School, Durham and Morgan State College for his undergraduate studies and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, graduating with a medical degree. He served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sargent. Tony practiced as a pediatric surgeon at Mercy Douglas Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Philadelphia; he also cared for patients with muscular-skeletal disorders for over 20 years in various VA hospitals. He loved his wife and family dearly, enjoyed reading, tennis and playing the piano and classical guitar.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Patricia M. Dillard and her husband Gregory of Texas; Vivian A. Shelton and her husband Zachary of Virginia and Anita N. Allison of New York; 6 grandchildren, Gregory III, Lydia and Jeramiah Dillard and Jaden, Sophia and Jewel Shelton.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. To leave a note of condolence:

Francesco W. Cervelli
Oct 26, 2019

Francesco W. Cervelli, 84, of Rochester died Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Tobey Hospital, after being stricken ill earlier in the day while delivering cranberries. He was the husband of Christine A. (Tanner) Cervelli and the son of the late John and Alice (Sinnot) Cervelli.
He was born in Marshfield and lived in Rochester most of his life. He graduated from Marshfield High School where he excelled playing on the Basketball Team. He also attended the University of Connecticut on a basketball scholarship.
Mr. Cervelli owned and operated Cervelli Farm first in Hanover at the age of 16 and then later moving to Rochester. He worked for many years and was well know for his quality produce, especially his sweet corn and cranberries. He was a dedicated farmer, working hard, long hours to assure the best crop possible.
Survivors include his wife, Christine A. (Tanner) Cervelli of Rochester; 2 sons, Alan E. Cervelli of Rochester and Frank J. Cervelli of Hanover; a stepson, Scott Makowski of Rochester; a sister, Rosemary Smith of Columbus, OH; 2 grandsons, Philip and Thomas Cervelli; a step grandson, Dana Makowski.
His services will be private.

Robert Leo Lynch, Sr.
Oct 24, 2019

Robert Leo Lynch, Sr., 83, of Rochester, died Oct. 15, 2019 in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford.
He was born and raised in Medford, the son of the late William Vincent and Mary (Grady) Lynch. He made his home of 45 years in Rochester. He enjoyed summers on Martha's Vineyard where he met and married his wife, Brenda.
After service in the Air Force, Bob was employed as a construction laborer and a member of Local 385 in Fairhaven.
He took great pleasure in gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with his beloved family in the hot weather.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Brenda (Worden) Lynch; his son, Robert Lynch, Jr. and his wife Pamela of Swansea; his daughter, Sara Keville and her husband David of Braintree; his stepson, Richard Combra, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Oak Bluffs; his stepdaughter, Abby Sage and her husband Christopher of Braintree; 10 beloved grandchildren, Kiera, Niamh, Cian, Sophie, Richie, Annie, Troy, Emma, Liam and Brendan; his youngest sister, Barbara and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Irene, Margaret, Billy, Dottie, Milly, Arthur, Johnny, Betty & Rosemary.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
His funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For directions and online guestbook, visit:

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