Find more about Weather in Mattapoisett, MA

Search hints: you can enter keywords to search on any element.
Separate keywords with a space. You may also use the '%' character as a wildcard.
Births Deaths Weddings Anniversaries
Search By Date      From:     To:

View all listings

Prev    Next       Displaying: 1 - 10     Out of: 2,342

Priscilla Alden Hathaway
Apr 20, 2019

Priscilla Alden Hathaway, 87, of Mattapoisett, professional artist, teacher, and environmentalist passed away April 20, 2019, at her home after a prolonged illness.
The daughter of the late Andrew J. and Gladys (Maertins) Alden and the wife of Bradford Allen Hathaway, she was born in Brockton and lived in Braintree during her youth. Her family moved permanently to Mattapoisett in 1948 after summering at Aucoot Cove beginning in the 1930's. She was a descendant of 13 Mayflower passengers.
She graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1949, where she met her future husband. She earned a BS degree in art education from Boston University and taught elementary art first in New Bedford and later in Framingham, Westport and Mattapoisett.
She and her husband were married on July 3, 1954, at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. They were married just shy of 65 years.
An accomplished artist, she sold her works locally and through galleries on the Caribbean islands of St. Thomas and Anguilla.
Her father was the owner of Aucoot Boatyard and her bonds to Aucoot Cove and Buzzards Bay naturally followed. As a young girl she learned to sail on her gaff-rigged sailboat Little Coot and for many years after she and her husband cruised around the bay on their Cape Dory Typhoon.
Her environmental work began as a water tester for SOS (Save Our Seas) a grass roots organization in Marion concerned with pollution in Aucoot Cove and adjacent Hiller Cove.
For more than 12 years she was a volunteer Bay Watcher in the same coves for the Buzzards Bay Coalition. In 1995 she was the recipient of the Wanderer's Keel Award. In 2010 she and her husband received the Buzzards Bay Coalition's Guardian Award for their environmental work.
She was a co-founder of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, serving on its first board of directors. She also served several years as a Mattapoisett representative to the state's Coastal Zone Management.
Priscilla became interested in Mattapoisett history at an early age while surface hunting for Native American artifacts along the Northwestern shore of Aucoot Cove. Part of her collection of arrowheads and other artifacts are on permanent loan at the Mattapoisett Historical Society. A life member of that organization, she has served as its president and a member of its board of directors. She was responsible for having a 1700's loom dismantled in the attic of her father's home (the Isaac Hiller homestead at Aucoot) and reassembled at the historical society's museum.
As a member of the Mattapoisett Historical Commission, she led a small group of town women on weekly trips, over several years, to the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, where they dated more than 100 of Mattapoisett's oldest houses and arranged for the black and white markers displayed on those buildings to this day.
Priscilla's spiritual journey took a major turn at mid-life when she became a member of the Mattapoisett Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends. For several years she served as clerk of the historic Quaker Meeting in East Mattapoisett. In 1991, she played a leading role in planning construction of the meeting's new community hall.
She was an active member for many years of the Mattapoisett Women's Club and its Garden Group. She enjoyed gardening. Different rhododendrons, many from the Dexter Estate on Cape Cod, surround her home. In addition to gardening, she enjoyed saltwater fishing and shell fishing, playing tennis with a women's group in Tinkhamtown, bicycling, hiking and birding. When her sons were young, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was an excellent cook. She loved the outdoors, especially the woods, the beaches, the sand flats and the marshes at Aucoot.
Priscilla was a member of other organizations over the years including Marion Art Center, Westport Art Group, Rochester Land Trust, Sippican Lands Trust, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Nasketucket Bird Club, and Alewives Anonymous.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter Jane, and two sons David and Joshua; sisters Faith Paulsen of Marion, Jean Wist (Walt) of South Carolina, and Dorothy Whittaker (Brendan) of Vermont; a brother-in-law Malcolm R. Hathaway (Patricia) of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Roe.
A memorial service in the Quaker tradition will be held at 11:30, Saturday April 27, at the Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House, 103 Marion Road (Route 6), East Mattapoisett, followed by a reception in the meeting's Community Hall. For those unable to attend the service, there will be opportunity to greet the family between 9:00 and 10:30, that same morning in the meeting house. Please omit flowers. Those who choose may send donations in her name to the Mattapoisett Land Trust, P.O. Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 to be used to protect land in the Aucoot District.
Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit

Anita Babineau Bernier
Apr 19, 2019

Anita Babineau Bernier, 86, of Rochester passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. She was the wife of Conrad "Slim" Bernier and the daughter of the late Edward Babineau and late Judith (Babineau) Babineau. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edmour Babineau and his wife, Beatrice.
Anita was born in New Bedford and lived most of her life in nearby Rochester. She was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School where she was a cheerleader. She met her husband, Conrad, through mutual friends and married April 21, 1956. She enjoyed quilting, tole painting, and European travel. Anita was gregarious, nurturing lifelong relationships with both family and friends. Civic minded, she gave back to her community by serving as a Girl Scout Leader, and as a volunteer for the Rochester Women's Club, Historical Society, the St. Rose of Lima Quilty Bees, French Club, German Club and the Rochester Council on Aging.
Survivors include her husband, Conrad "Slim" Bernier; two brothers, Leonard Babineau and his wife Francine; Gerard Babineau and his wife, Joan; children, Judith Brandau and her husband, Jeffrey; John Bernier and his wife Lynn; Janet Cote and her husband, Rick; Edward Bernier and his wife, Karen; and Steven Bernier and his wife Julie. Anita was grandmother to Aimee Rock, Danielle Ayala, Andrew Bernier, John Bernier, Lauren Bernier, Steven Cote, Christopher Bernier, Devin Cote, Emma Bernier and Emily Bernier. She is remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday morning at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rochester at 10AM followed by a luncheon at the Rochester Council on Aging. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rochester Council on Aging.

Richard T. Linhares
Apr 15, 2019

Richard T. Linhares, 76, of Wareham, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on Monday April 15, 2019.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Frank J. and Mary (Thomas) Linhares, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life before moving to Wareham eight years ago.
Richard enjoyed attending the Habilitation Assistance Corporation Day Program in Pocasset. He also enjoyed bowling and going to Dunkin Donuts. He was a big Roy Rogers fan.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, and his extended family at Comprehensive Mental Health Services.
His memorial service will be held on Thursday April 25, 2019 at 2 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with visitation from 1-2 pm prior to the service. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Ruth M. (Weber) Donovan
Apr 09, 2019

Ruth M. (Weber) Donovan died April 9, 2019 at her daughter's home in Mattapoisett. She was born on August 4, 1929 to Ernest and Anastasia Weber in Roslindale, MA. The fourth of seven children she spent her summers in Marion MA, sailing and swimming in Buzzards Bay. Ruth graduated from Roslindale High School and went to work for the George A Fuller Company where she met her future husband, Joseph Donovan. They married on June 4, 1949 and set up their home initially in Walpole and then in Watertown. Ruth leaves her three children, Kevin J and his wife Dominique, Essex, MA, David L., and his wife Patricia, Hull, MA and Kathleen M and her significant other, Joel Rosperich, Mattapoisett, MA. Ruth worked for over 60 years, starting at the George A Fuller Company, George BH Macomber Company, Barkan Construction and Barkan Management. At the age of 70 she was recruited to be a property manager at the Community at Pond Meadow in Wrentham, where she remained for the next ten years. She was predeceased by five of her siblings; Joseph, Ernest, Robert, Carl, and her beloved sister Helen who passed away 10 weeks ago. Thank you aunt Helen for calling Ruth home and for always taking care of your sister. Ruth will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children, her grandchildren, who she adored, and her great-grandchildren. Ruth also leaves her brother David Weber from Palm Bay, Florida, many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends with whom she shared good times and fond memories.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 15th at 11 AM in St. Rita's Church in Marion. Her family will receive guests on Monday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Michael B. Moreau, Sr.
Apr 07, 2019

Michael B. Moreau, Sr., 72, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the husband of 52 years to Jane M. (Davidson) Moreau.
Born in Newport, RI, son of the late Oliver E. Moreau, Sr. and the late Elsie (Costa) Dawson, he was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett and graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School. Mike served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and later was a salesman for Davidson's Meat for many years. After Davidson's he worked with Luzo and then Sysco until his retirement.
Mike loved the water and time spent on his boat. He had served as an assistant Shellfish Warden and assistant Harbor Master in Mattapoisett. He was a member of the Quittacus Masonic Lodge AF & AM the Aleppo Temple Order of the Shrine and an avid model train collector.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Michael B. Moreau, Jr. and his wife Erin and their children, Hunter, Derek and Blake of Mattapoisett and Brett D. Moreau and his wife Kellie and his children, Rebecca and Gabrielle of Mattapoisett; his step mother, Natalie Moreau of New Bedford; two brothers, Oliver E. Moreau, Jr. and his wife Sandy of Mt. Wolf, PA and Jeffrey Moreau and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Moreau was the brother of the late Merle McCra.
Calling hours are Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10AM-1PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Cremation will follow. For facility directions or memorial register go to, or call (508)994-9471.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or a charity of your choice.

Daniel S. Sanford
Apr 02, 2019

Daniel S. Sanford, 30, of Marlboro, died peacefully at home on April 2, 2019. Son of Stephen P. and Jill J. (Johnson) Sanford of Mattapoisett (formerly of Hopkinton), Dan lived in Hopkinton most of his life before moving to Marlboro seven years ago. For many years Dan participated in activities sponsored by the Employment Options organization in Marlboro. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially when visiting his grandparents at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and at Buzzards Bay in Wareham. Dan loved music, playing video games with his friends, and was a car enthusiast from an early age. He always looked forward to playing with his family dog Jazzy, and his sister’s dog Riley. Dan will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Kara Sanford of North Attleboro; his brother, Sean Sanford of Mattapoisett; his paternal grandparents, E. Lorraine (Spaulding) Sanford and the late George B. Sanford, of Wareham; his maternal grandparents, E.A. “Pete” and Ruth (Potvin) Johnson of Bonita Springs, FL; his aunts and uncles, Richard and Margie Sanford of Taunton; Bill and Denise Sanford of Norton, David and Juliet Johnson of Spring, TX; and Wayne and Nicole Johnson of Naples, FL; his cousins, Amy Johnson, her husband Johnny Manzanarez and their son Tyler of Key West, FL; Eric Sanford and Renee Sanford of Norton; and Dan’s friends and staff at 509 Lincoln St., Marlboro. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 11, 4:00-8:00 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals in Mattapoisett at 50 County Road/Route 6. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 12 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, followed by a burial at Cushing Cemetery, Mattapoisett, MA. Donations may be made in Dan’s memory to Mobile Ministries of New Bedford, 884 Kempton St, New Bedford, MA 02740 (, Employment Options, 82 Brigham St., Marlboro, MA 01752 (, or The Kennedy Donovan Center, 1 Commercial St, Foxboro, MA 02035 ( For directions and guestbook, please visit

Eloise Ricciardelli
Apr 01, 2019

Eloise Ricciardelli, nee King passed away on Monday, April 1st 2019 at the age of 90. She went peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones.
By all accounts, Eloise lived her life to the fullest. She was born on February 18, 1929 in New Jersey to Christina Pernas and J. C. King. Despite chronic motion sickness, she lived a life on the move, spending her childhood in South America with years in Brazil and Uruguay alongside her older brother, Frank, and younger sister, Margherita. She moved back to the US shortly after WWII and finished up her schooling, attending Stevens College and, from what we know, raising hell.
Not to take the simple road, she moved to New York City and began a career. She had a number of different jobs, including working for Capital Records before eventually starting up at MoMA. She worked through the ranks, from the Film Department to Museum Registrar. Her work took her across the globe, including Russia, Australia, Japan, France and more. As an expert in the field, she continued to work after her retirement in 1991, lending her expertise to the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Mattapoisett Historical Society.
A modern, independent woman, Eloise was married and divorced a couple of times throughout her life. First to Don Smith, father of Cassandra and Marc, and later to Alex Ricciardelli, father of Matthew. Unfortunately, no man could really keep up with Eloise, so she raised her three children primarily as a single working mother from the 60's and through the 80's.
Eloise retired from MoMA and moved to Mattapoisett, MA in the early 90's. She spent those years volunteering, continuing to travel and teaching her grandchildren how to protest. With family all over, she had opportunities to visit across the US and overseas to Cyprus, Belgium, Hong Kong, Bali, Canada and more after her retirement, in addition to regular visits to New York.
Despite moving to Maine in the later years of her life, she built a vibrant and close community of friends. Her days were filled with exercise classes, spanish table, movies, concerts, operas, lectures and chatting up strangers at Woodman's. Eloise was an absolute treasure of a human being who touched everyone she met. She was sassy and sophisticated, she knew how to have a good time and not take life too seriously. She faced her life fearlessly and cared little of what others might think. She will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her brother, Frank King; daughter, Cassandra Babbitt; son, Matthew Ricciardelli; five grandchildren, James, Ian, Hilary and Fiona Babbitt and Vincent Smith; and 2 great-grandchildren Eloise and Clementine Cummer-Babbitt.
A celebration for her life is planned at a later date when extended family may join us. In lieu of flowers the family asks for a donation to the Orono Land Trust (PO Box 4, Orono, ME 04473), or a charity of your choice.

Richard William Marx
Apr 01, 2019

Richard William Marx of Marion, known to friends as "Rich," passed away unexpectedly at the age of 68 on April 1, 2019, while on a family vacation in Turks and Caicos.
Rich is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen (Dougherty) Marx; daughter Lauren M. Fleming and her husband Bill; son Richard J. Marx and his wife Leslie; as well as his beloved grandchildren, Libby M. Fleming and Ellis J. Marx. He is also survived by his mother Elsie M. Marx, brothers Jack and Robert, a large extended family, and numerous friends.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Rich graduated from Northeast High School. He went on to earn his electrical engineering degree from Penn State University. He then served his country as a member of the Army National Guard for six years. As he started a successful career in software engineering, he completed a masters in systems engineering from Widener University and business management studies at Harvard University.
In 1982, Rich's career and love for the water brought him to Marion, where he built a home for his growing family. Always happiest sharing time on his boat with family and friends, when Rich wasn't sailing, you would find him using his skills to help with one of the many projects he took on at home or in the community.
A memorial service will be held on April 27, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739. His family will receive guests from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to his service. Donations in Rich's honor may be made to part of the National Blood Clot Alliance. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Dwayne J. Lopes
Mar 31, 2019

Dwayne J. Lopes, 50, of Dartmouth passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Born in New Bedford, a son of Nancy (Frates) Lopes of FL and the late John Lopes, Sr. He was a lifelong area resident.
Dwayne worked at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School and was also a licensed electrician. He was a hardworking, humble man that could fix anything. When not working, he loved spending time at the beach.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two children, Amanda Lopes of RI and Nathan Lopes of AL; siblings, John Lopes Jr., Darryl Lopes, Shawn Lopes, Richard Lopes, Don Lopes, Lori Porter, Marcia Ferreira, and Timothy Ferreira; longtime girlfriend and life partner, Lisa Faria; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was the father of the late Tristan Lopes and brother of the late Lonnie Lopes.
His memorial visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2-5 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. For online tribute/directions

Allan R. Schubert
Mar 30, 2019

Allan R. Schubert, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, died on March 30, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.
Allan was born on October 7, 1934 in Manchester, CT to Lena Roth & Max Schubert. While attending Manchester High School and the University of Connecticut, he began a 42-year career with Pratt & Whitney where he worked in test, assembly, supervisory, and community education roles. While managing the Quality Plus Process, he created process innovations and promoted improved communications between engineering and manufacturing units to ensure a successful product. He embraced opportunities through P&W to apply his talent for quality improvement in the community, developing a quality plan for local public schools. He also served on local college curriculum planning boards to ensure students would gain the education and skills required for excellent jobs at P&W.
After retirement, Allan eagerly signed on with CONNSTEP as a consultant who visited small businesses in Connecticut to improve their manufacturing processes. His boundless curiosity about how things work and are produced and could be improved was the reason he felt working for CONNSTEP was like "being a kid in a candy shop."
Upon moving with his wife to Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Allan looked for opportunities to serve his new community. He joined the Mattapoisett Land Trust and was asked to help shepherd the restoration of the famous, but aging seahorse sculpture on Route 6. Allan worked with a local artist, a shipbuilder, and many other new friends in Mattapoisett to begin restoring the seahorse to its former glory. He was surprised to receive the Mattapoisett Man of the Year for the seahorse restoration, since this was a town-wide project, but he was very honored. Allan also served as member of the fundraising committee for the addition to the Mattapoisett Library. His assignment was to encourage widespread community involvement, the result of which was the first Taste of the Town, a community-wide fundraiser which continues today to help other organizations to raise funds.
Later, Allan was invited to be president of the struggling Tri-County Symphonic Band, helping them reorganize and go on to achieve lasting success and bring music to their communities. He loved music and enjoyed watching how it got made, by frequent attendance at rehearsals.
In recent years, Allan became a masterful restorer of antique windows for his and other old homes in the area. He was a true family man, and loved traveling, hiking, skiing, and attending Red Sox games with his wife, family, and friends.
Allan leaves his beloved wife, Mary Schubert, his daughter Molly Bernard of Bothell, WA and his sons Andy Schubert of Burlington, VT and Chris Schubert and his wife Sharon Schubert of North Kingstown, RI. He also leaves three grandchildren, Nina Bernard, Tom Schubert, and Joey Schubert.
Family and friends are invited to pay tribute to this generous man on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett, MA. The family will receive guests beginning at 1:30 p.m. and then friends and family will share stories about Allan at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to "N.F.S. fbo The Joseph P. Schubert Special Needs Trust" and sent via Barnum Financial Group, 200 Crossings Boulevard, Suite 200, Warwick, RI 02886.

Prev    Next       Displaying: 1 - 10     Out of: 2,342