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DEATH
Ralph R. Snow
Jul 11, 2019

Ralph R. Snow, age 61 of Lakeville passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Morton Hospital. He was the son of the late Richard and Gertrude (Perry) Snow.
Born in Wareham, he was a long time resident of Lakeville. Ralph attended Old Rochester Regional Vocational High School; he was employed as a salesman at Grant's Rentals for 22 years. He loved his family very much, especially his two granddaughters. He was an avid bowler and he loved to work.
He is survived by a son, Richard Snow and his fiance Meagan Harrison of New Bedford; two granddaughters, Sophie and Chloe Snow; a brother, Roy Snow; two nieces, Hannah Gove and Molly Snow and a nephew Ben Snow. He was the brother of the late Paul Perry and Carl F. Snow.
His visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is private. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

DEATH
Donald "Rip" Perry
Jul 10, 2019

Donald "Rip" Perry, 91 of North Falmouth died peacefully on July 10, 2019 at Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth after a long illness. He and his wife Dee (Dastous) Perry of 63 years lived a full and adventurous life.
Born in Marion on May 10, 1928 he was the son of the late Manuel and Frances (Sousa) Perry. Rip graduated from Tabor Academy and was inducted into the 2016 Inaugural Class of the Tabor Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduation from Tabor Rip attended UNC at Chapel Hill, then was recruited by the Washington Redskins. Due to an accident Rip could no longer play football so enlisted in the US Army where he served in Korea as a Master Sgt in Special Forces and Airborne Ranger. He then raised his family in West Falmouth. Rip was always involved and volunteered countless hours in the communities in which he lived. As a member of the Quarterback Club he ran football banquets in the 70's & 80"s. He also was a member of the Falmouth Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow, Commander of Marion VFW, VP Falmouth Hospital Board of Trustees, VP Friendship House in Florida where migrant farm workers and families lived.
After retiring in 1981 as Regional VP for Eversource Southeast area he and Dee traveled enjoyed boating, fishing and socializing.
Besides his wife Dee, he is survived by daughters Jane F. Perry of Falmouth, MA, Nancy A. Fraser and husband Jeff of Key Largo, FL, and Joan Polliti and husband Stephen of E. Falmouth, MA.
Visitation on Sunday, July 14 from 2-5 PM in Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. (Rte. 151) Mashpee. Graveside service will be held at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne on Monday, July 15 at 11:15 am.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rip donations may be made to Tabor Academy, 66 Spring St. Marion, MA 02738.

DEATH
Manuel J. "Manny" DePina
Jul 08, 2019

Manuel J. "Manny" DePina, 57, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital, in New Bedford, after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of the late Gladys Mourao.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Daniel T. and Charlotte (Pina) DePina, he grew up in Fairhaven where he graduated from Fairhaven High School and lived in Mattapoisett prior to moving to New Bedford six years ago.
He is survived by his son, Daniel DePina of New Bedford; a brother, Daniel L. DePina of Fairhaven; three sisters, Drusilla Perry and her husband Stephen of Mattapoisett, Jane DePina of Fairhaven and Regina Gomes and her husband Amilcar of Fairhaven; step children, Shandel Trinadad and Rodney Perry both of Wareham and Jamie Mourao of New Bedford; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. DePina was the brother of the late Kathy Tavares.
He will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, from 4-7 pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10 am, in the Acushnet Cemetery.

DEATH
Alan B. Harwood
Jul 08, 2019

Alan B. Harwood, 71, of West Wareham, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was the husband of 54 years to Merilyn L. (Radu) Harwood.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Arthur E. and Edith M. (Robbins) Harwood, he grew up in Fairhaven where he went to high school and later lived in Mattapoisett prior to settling in West Wareham 22 years ago. He was a member of the Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Alan had worked as a quahog fisherman for many years as well as a mason. He enjoyed watching the local sports teams on TV and especially loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Karolyn Dunham and her companion Matthew Germano of Fairhaven; a son, Craig Harwood and his wife Ivette Cortes of Montreal, Canada; a daughter in law, Stacy Harwood of Fall River; two grandchildren, Alexah Leigh Dunham and Tyler Harwood; two great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Ramos and her husband Eric of Englewood, FL and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harwood was the father of the late Barry Harwood.
Calling hours are Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9-11am, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, with a service at 11am. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alan's name to the Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

DEATH
Kyle C. Lopes
Jul 06, 2019

Kyle C. Lopes, 30, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday July 6, 2019. He is survived by his parents Steve and Beth, his sisters Wendy Reid and Heather, along with his daughter Haylie.
Kyle was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Class of 2006 and received his certificate from New England Institute of Technology.
His two greatest loves were his Haylie and skate boarding. He played a part in creating the Mattapoisett Skate Park and felt the world melt away when on his board.
A wake will be held on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 12- 4 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either learn2cope.org or shatterproof.org or any additional organization of your choice. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Susan Bishop Drumm
Jul 05, 2019

Susan Bishop Drumm "Sue", a resident of Barboursville, Albemarle County, Virginia, died on July 5, 2019, at the age of 63 years. Born on February 2, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts, Sue is survived by her husband of 26 years, Richard Baldwin Drumm, also of Barboursville, Virginia and by two daughters, Victoria Drumm of Mystic, Connecticut and Miranda Drumm and her partner, Mateo Amero of Albemarle County, Virginia. Additionally, she is survived by her mother and her stepfather, Eleanor and Robert Mower of Rochester, Massachusetts; and her sister, Lisa Hall of Marion, Massachusetts. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Bishop Jr.; and a brother, Robert
W. Bishop III.
Sue received her undergraduate degree from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1980 and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. She was employed as a lawyer and advocate for many years, most recently as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging in Charlottesville, Virginia, a position from which she retired in 2018. After retirement, Sue continued to engage in activities she enjoyed, among them birding, taking care of her family and spending time in the company of her many close and loyal friends. The following are excerpts from comments of Sue's many friends and co-workers upon hearing of her death:
Sue was an amazing advocate, a gentle, loving and kind spirit. She moved with grace in all of her interactions. She cared deeply for her clients and her peers as well as the position she occupied, a role which she held close to her heart. Katie Batten
Sue was a tireless advocate as she battled to bring justice to the less fortunate.
Judy Berger
Sue's warmth, creative energy, natural leadership qualities and joyous love of life were an inspiration to all who knew her. In her lifelong commitment to social justice, she took to heart Horace Mann's exhortation: "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." Michael Wotz
Sue was the most phenomenal advocate ever! She perfectly articulated how imperfect our world is. Sue may have been a lawyer by trade, but she was a VOICE to be reckoned with when it came to principles. She gave to the world what so few are willing to give--her voice and her devotion. Louise Bodenstein
Sue was so open, so generous, so accepting. She left the world a better place for having lived in it. Farewell, dear friend, you will not be forgotten soon. Bill Glew
Sue was vivacious, intelligent and fearlessly funny. Phaye Poliakoff-Chen
Sue was one of a kind and a wonderful soul who always wanted the right thing for her clients. Mary Palmquist Evans
Sue was ebullience in action for justice. She inspired me to become a lawyer.
Tracy Hopper
When I think of Sue, the first thing that comes to mind is her laugh. The second is her compassion and nurturing nature. Sue was a fighter for justice. Ruth Ball
Sue was one of those forces of nature who took the mistreatment of others quite personally and went after the bad guys with a passion. Cynthia Neff
Dedicated as Sue was to pursuing justice, the true loves of her life were her husband, Richard, and their children, Victoria and Miranda. The world was a better place with Sue in it. Bruce Williamson
Sue was beautiful, kind and smart. She was one of the most caring persons I ever had the privilege to know and love. Carol Gadles
Prior to her retirement from JABA, Sue took me under her wing and taught me how to take over the role of replacement Ombudsman. In so doing, Sue was smart, passionate, and generous with her time and expertise. She had a wicked sense of humor and a clever way of popping the bubble of other people's pretensions. In sum, Sue was the most authentic person I have ever known. Tamar Goodale
Sue Bishop Drumm was one of the brightest lights in the University of Virginia School of Law class of 1984. She was really smart, had a keen wit and a bubbly personality that made everyone from her classmates to the professors adore her. She had a special friendship with Property Professor Tom Bergin and was an active member of section L. John Weltman
Sue and Richard were legal clients of mine for many years. I loved Sue for her gentle and inviting spirit. I respected her for her fierce advocacy of the poor and downtrodden among us. I needed Sue as a loyal and faithful friend. I shall miss her immensely and always remember her with warmth and good feeling. Mary John Smith
Should anyone choose to remember Sue with a charitable donation, she had suggested one or more of the following: African American Teaching Fellows; the ALS Society; the Jefferson Area Board for Aging; The Nature Conservancy and All Blessings Flow, or alternately, the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Sue's life in the late summer, 2019. The service is expected to take place at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

DEATH
Daniel A. Cronin
Jun 30, 2019

Daniel A. Cronin, 71, of Marion, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was the husband of Dianne P. (Rouhow) Cronin.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Shea) and Daniel A. Cronin, Sr. Mr. Cronin was graduated from Salem State University and owned and operated Phoenix Investigations. He previously lived in Rehoboth and Bourne before moving to Marion in 2017.
Mr. Cronin enjoyed fishing, reading and shooting and firearms.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Christina Cronin of Falmouth; his step-daughter, Samantha Miller of Plainville; his sister, Judith Cronin Flaherty of Peabody; and his grandchildren, Lola Rhyme Minahan, Michael Miller and Taylor Miller.
A memorial prayer service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham at 7 pm. Relatives and friends may visit from 6 - 7 pm prior to the service.
Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Mark A. Pereira
Jun 27, 2019

Mark A. Pereira, 66 of New Bedford died June 27, 2019 at home surrounded by his family and friends after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was the husband of the late Sheila (Poulin) Pereira.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Antonio A. and Audrey (Faye) Pereira, he lived in New Bedford all of his life.
He was formerly employed as a machine shop teacher at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and later was a para professional supporting students with intellectual disabilities at Old Rochester Regional High School and worked part time at the Nemasket Group for several years until his retirement. Mark was a lifelong musician and was a drummer and played in several bands over many years. Mr. Pereira enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, teaching and working with children. He was an advocate for children with intellectual disabilities and helped to establish the EmpowORR garden at Old Rochester Regional High School where a bench was dedicated in his name for all his support given to the students and staff at the school. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and enjoyed watching and going to games with his family. He was a member of the International Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his 3 sons, Stephen Brightman and his wife Carol of West Palm Beach, FL, Chris Pereira and his fiancee Lise Hindle of Westport and Mark Pereira and his wife Deborah of Dartmouth; a daughter, Patricia Brightman-Shores of East Windsor, CT; 3 sisters, Linda Stauffer and her husband Jeff of Dartmouth, Carol Luiz and her husband John and Kathy Dehner, all of New Bedford; his former wife, Linda (Tavares) Pereira; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-7 pm with a Funeral Service from 3:30 - 4 pm during the visiting hours in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Rosemary Leach See
Jun 26, 2019

Rosemary Leach See "Posy" 88 of Marion died Wednesday June 26, 2019. Posy was a shining star giving grace and love to all with whom she came in contact.
Rosemary See was born in Providence, Rhode Island, February 28, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Eleanor D. Leach. She was raised in Taunton, MA where she lived until she met and subsequently married Frederick P. See on February 17, 1951. Fred and Posy moved to Marion shortly after their marriage where they stayed happily for the rest of their lives.
Rosemary's love of people was unique. It showed in everything she did but was especially exemplified in the love lavished on Fred her husband of 60 years, her children Caroline S. Sheehan (Joseph Sheehan) Frederica See and Peter V. See (Mary Potter See); grandchildren Coleman Sheehan (Lauren Sheehan), Peter Sheehan (Courtney Sheehan) Nina See, Malcolm See (Taylor See) and great grandchildren Ford, Jack, Hudson and Cora Sheehan.
Beyond her family she spent time with friends pursuing her gifts as a gardener, a teacher of needlepoint and a golfer.
Posy was completely committed to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church and The Kittansett Club. She contributed generously her time and talent to both organizations for over 65 years.
She will be missed.
A celebration of Posy's life will be held at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Marion on Monday July 22 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers a gift in Posy's memory may be given to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church PO Box 545, Marion MA 02738 or the Marion Art Center PO Box 602 Marion MA 02738. rrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Margaret M. (Fournier) George
Jun 24, 2019

Margaret M. (Fournier) George, 80, of Rochester, died June 21, 2019 in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late Alfonse and May (Gifford) Fournier.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Rochester for 51 years.
Survivors include her husband Donald George, and 4 grandchildren: Courtney Gurll of Brighton; Joshua Gurll of Manchester, NH; Patrick Gurll of Sebring, FL; and Jeremy Lindsay of Wareham. She was the mother of the late Sharon Lindsay and Deborah J. George and sister of the late Ronald Fournier and Barbara Bergeron.
She was an avid Bingo Player. She was fond of hummingbirds and watching live webcams of safari animals.
Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Rochester Center Cemetery, Dexter Ln., Rochester. Please omit flowers.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

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