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Felix P. Gomes
Jan 10, 2019

Felix P. Gomes, 84, of Marion, entered into eternal glory on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.
Born in Bourne, he was the son of the late Julio P. and Antonia O. (Gonsalves) Gomes. He graduated from Bourne High School, Class of 1952. Mr. Gomes was a residential group home manager for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and previously worked at the former Paul A. Dever State School in Taunton.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960 where he honed his love for photography. After his service, he worked at Stewart Color Lab from 1960 until he left New York, creating images and producing print work that hung in subways and mega size billboards throughout New York City. During his career, some of his personal photos were submitted to Time Magazine.
A championship powerlifter, Mr. Gomes started weightlifting and bodybuilding during his time in the Army. At the Flatbush branch YMCA in Brooklyn, New York, he developed a program for weightlifting and sponsored weightlifting and powerlifting meets. He was a competitive member of the Staten Island Weightlifting Club. From 1971 to 1974, he was a New York Metropolitan Powerlifting Chairman and helped organize powerlifting meets in New York and New Jersey. He was also a national powerlifting referee.
Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Gomes was the top-rated powerlifter in 1969 both nationally and worldwide. He was both junior and senior national record holder in the dead lift, the United States record holder in the dead lift from 1966 to 1968, 1969 "Outstanding Powerlifter" in the New York Metropolitan Association, "Powerlifter of the Month" by the Powerlifting National Magazine, represented the United States in the first national team competition against England, and also represented the United States in three world powerlifting championships.
He is survived by his children, Felicia Gomes-Gregory of Brooklyn, NY, Kelcey Robertson of New Bedford, Kendra Gomes of Marion, and Keeland Gomes of Marion; his siblings, Robert Gomes of Falmouth, Joseph Gomes of New Bedford, Cipriana Gomes and Pedro Gomes both of Waterbury, CT, and Maria Santos of Quincy. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Danielle Gregory, Gabrielle Gregory and Kelcey Robertson, Jr., and many loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Julio Gomes, David Gomes, Christina Gomes, and Margaret Gomes.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 am. A funeral Mass will follow at St. Mary's Church, Onset Ave., Onset at 11 am. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham.

Mary Adelaide Roller
Jan 09, 2019

Mary Adelaide Roller, age 90, wife of Stanton S. Roller for 66 years, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019 in Marshfield, MA of Alzheimer's Disease.
Mary was born on February 21, 1928 to the late John H. and Adelaide Muller in East Orange, New Jersey. She met her husband, Stan, at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ in 1944. After graduating as a Sophia Smith Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, Mary worked for IBM and was married in 1952 in South Orange, NJ.
The Rollers moved to Summit, NJ in 1958 where Mary lovingly raised four children: Stanton S. Jr. (Sandy), Peter, Christine and Richard. In addition to caring for her family, Mary was an active community volunteer serving as President of the Smith College Club of Watchung Hills, and Trustee of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts as well as the Summit Association for Gerontological Endeavors (SAGE). When she returned to the work force, Mary was the Director of Alumnae and Parent Relations at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ.
From 1973 to 1977, the Rollers were expats in London, England where they fully embraced their lives as Americans abroad. In retirement, they followed their passion for sailing and retired to Marion, MA a village and harbor they adored.
Always active and full of adventure, Mary enjoyed years of golfing at Baltusrol and Taconic Golf Clubs, sailing at Sagamore and Beverly Yacht Clubs and years of skiing at Jiminy Peak Mountain with her loving husband and best friend, Stan.
Mary is pre-deceased by her brother, John H. Muller Jr. She is survived by her husband Stan, of Marshfield, MA; four children and their spouses, Sandy of Shirley, NY; Peter and Terri of Glendale, WI, Christine and Richard of New Rochelle, NY and Richard and Kate of Norwalk, CT as well as eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Marion, MA on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Smith College or Alzheimer's Assoc. For an online guestbook, please visit

Constance Ann (Whittaker) Miller
Jan 08, 2019

Constance Ann (Whittaker) Miller died on Tuesday January 8, 2019. The youngest of three, Connie was raised in Marion, Massachusetts. She was one of the first girls ever to attend Tabor Academy in Marion. From a young age, Connie was a gifted musician and during high school was selected to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Summer Institute youth training program under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Connie went on to attend Radcliffe College and the Boston Conservatory of Music. She then spent her entire professional career, which spanned more than 40 years, as a cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In her later career she also served as Artistic Administrator of the Philharmonic, selecting all of the guest performers.
Connie was deeply engaged in her community, serving for several years as the first female President of the Harvard Club of Western New York and actively competing in sculling at the West Side Rowing Club (including winning a medal at the Empire State Games). Upon her retirement in 1998, Connie returned to her hometown of Marion and enjoyed an active life, which included biking, walks on the beach, and undertaking copious amounts of yard maintenance and gardening on her own.
She loved lobster rolls, fresh fish, peppermint stick ice cream, and watching the birds outside of her sunny kitchen window. Inspired by the beauty of New England nature and childhood memories, she took up watercolor painting at the age of 75. Connie was also a lifelong advocate for animals and leaves behind her deeply loved cat, Emily.
Connie was preceded in death by her mother Constance Whittaker, her sister Elizabeth Bunnell, and her brother Edwin Whittaker. She will be lovingly remembered by her son David, her daughter Katherine, her daughter in-law Sarah, and her grandchildren Allison, Isabela, Sabine, Roman, and Henley.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 10:30am in the Chapel at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street Marion, MA 02738. A reception will follow at Harriet's Carriage House, 7 Cottage Street, Marion, MA. Charitable contributions may be made in Connie's memory to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra ( or the ASPCA (

Evelyn (Salley) Jenks
Jan 06, 2019

Evelyn (Salley) Jenks, age 98, passed away on January 6, 2019, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, following a brief hospitalization.
Evelyn was born December 6, 1920, in Rehoboth, MA, to George M. Salley and Hazel (Smith) Salley. Following her graduation from Taunton High School she worked as a telephone operator until her marriage to Charles Jenks of Norton.
Evelyn lived in Norton while raising her family and later enjoyed working at Texas Instruments. She also enjoyed taking as well as giving painting lessons, volunteering with a number of organizations and participating in her local church activities. Upon retirement she moved to her home in Mattapoisett and enjoyed gardening, painting, reading, and entertaining her family. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 121, the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, the Mattapoisett Women's Club and enjoyed volunteering with many groups to help others. She had also been a hospice volunteer earlier in life.
She is predeceased by her husband Charles Jenks, her son Gregg Jenks, and her sister Muriel Wild.
She is survived by her son Charles Jenks Jr and his wife Sue of Yorktown, VA, her daughter Debbie Jackson and her husband Bernie of Buxton, ME, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held in Mattapoisett in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, Maine or to your local Hospice organization.

Ellen Daniels Eilertsen
Jan 06, 2019

Ellen Daniels Eilertsen, 27, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully January 6, 2019 after a long battle with her disease.
She was the loving mother of Sagan; beloved daughter of Tim and Maribeth (Violette) Eilertsen; loving sister of Brett Eilertsen and his wife Johnanne, Alex Eilertsen and his wife Meredith, and her younger brother Luke Eilertsen; loving granddaughter of Diana Daniels and Paul and Bertha Violette. She is also survived by Sagan's father, Joseph Coronado; 3 nephews, John, Tim, and Adam; and many aunts, uncles, and beloved friends.
Ellen will always be remembered for the love she shared with her son and family.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11 am in Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Pl., Fairhaven, MA, with everyone meeting directly at the Church. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt. 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, visit

Christine Grace Bertram
Jan 06, 2019

Christine Grace Bertram, age 66, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
Christine was born on December 28, 1952, in New Bedford to Samuel and Marjorie Bertram and was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett, MA. She graduated with the Class of 1970 at Old Rochester Regional High School, received her BFA from Swain School of Design in 1974, and achieved her MFA from Brooklyn College in 1976. She went on to earn a second BFA in Graphic Design and Typography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in 1995.
Christine's skills and education led her to various professional positions throughout her life, most notably as a research writer for the City of New Bedford, and later as a creative team member for the Advertising Department at The Standard-Times.
Christine was well known for her talent as a professional painter and her natural artistic vision led her to explore many other styles of art throughout her life. She created beautiful scrimshaw pieces, was a talented seamstress, enjoyed weaving rugs, loved to upholster furniture, and refinish antiques. She designed her home and was instrumental in its construction. She always had fresh from the garden flowers in her home and loved to share the vegetables she grew. A fantastic cook and hostess, she always looked forward to opening her home to her family and friends for dining and social occasions.
Her love and dedication to her hometowns of Mattapoisett and New Bedford motivated her to become involved in the maintenance and restoration of Mattapoisett's Tinkhamtown Chapel. A former member of W.H.A.L.E., she was a founding member of the Mattapoisett Area Artists Association, and an active member of Gallery X. Christine has displayed her work at Hatch Street Studios since 2015.
She was a dedicated mother, devoted friend and free and vibrant spirit. Christine is survived by her two sons, Christian and his wife Amanda; Michael and his husband Tyler Pereira; her longtime partner Robert Brown, as well as her two sisters Catherine Bertram, Carolee Eckblom, their husbands and her niece Katerina Eckblom.
Family and friends wish to thank all of Christine's loving caregivers from many organizations in the area who gave her comfort throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, her sons ask that donations be made in her name to: Gallery X, 169 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740.
Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt. 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit

Mary Lee (Love) Trautman
Jan 02, 2019

Mary Lee (Love) Trautman, a longtime Marion resident, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019. She was born to the late F. Anita and John T Love Jr of Ruxton, MD. She was educated at the Greenwood School for Girls in Ruxton, MD (voted Best Athlete) and was presented at The Baltimore Batchelors' Cotillion in 1951.
In her early-married life, she was involved in many aspects of faculty and student life at Tabor Academy and Avon Old Farms School. She was a long time member of the Sippican Tennis Club, an avid tennis player, bridge player, beach enthusiast, knitter, and needlepointer. In later years she worked as a travel agent and at Ocean Spray Cranberries.
She is survived by her children Emily T Wood and husband Stephen J Wood of Fairhaven, MA, Timothy L Trautman and partner Joan Blanchard of Simsbury, CT, and Courtney L Trautman and life long partner Sherwood S Hughes of Boston, MA, grandchildren Matthew T Trautman, Jordan M Trautman and husband Nicholas A Umar, Margaret E Trautman and great-grandaughter Hudson V Umar. She is predeceased by, her sister Anita L Barton and her brothers David Love and John T Love, III.
A private memorial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Mary Lee's memory to Tobey Hospital, 43 High Street, Wareham, MA.

Mildred (Brown) DePierre
Dec 31, 2018

Mildred (Brown) DePierre, 93, of Mattapoisett died December 31, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Michael DePierre.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Wallace and Mary Elizabeth (O'Grady) Brown, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.
Mrs. DePierre was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
She was a founding member of the Catholic Guild for the Blind and a former member of both the Sacred Heart of Jesus Society and the Children of Mary at St. Joseph's Parish in Fairhaven.
Survivors include her son, Michael F. DePierre and his wife Nadine; 3 grandsons, James, Brian and Brendan; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lola and Baron.
She was the sister of the late Walter Brown, Rose Gibbs, Victoria Morrill and Clara Monkievich.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 4th at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are omitted. 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 the American Lung Association 1661 Worcester Rd. #301, Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Gloria J. (Evans) Snyder
Dec 31, 2018

Gloria J. (Evans) Snyder, 67, of Mattapoisett, MA passed away on December 31, 2018 at Atria Assisted Living in Fairhaven, MA. She was the wife of William G. Snyder, whom she was married to for 45 years.
Born in Kingston, PA on January 7, 1951, Gloria was the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha (Hickey) Evans. She graduated from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also worked and volunteered at many places including Planned Parenthood, Project Place, and the Boston Commission of Public Health. She was an avid gardener, loved spending time with her grandchildren, and taking long walks with her dog.
Gloria will be deeply missed by her two sons Josh Snyder and his wife Lesley of Norwell and Jeff Snyder and his wife Lindsey of Sudbury; her daughter Leah Kabrhel and her husband Craig of Glen Ridge, NJ; her two sisters Pearl Young of Pennsylvania and Brenda Lowe of California; her seven grandchildren Jack, Drew, Ben, Landon, Layla, Calvin and Kodak; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lorraine Hughes.
The Snyder Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Hospice Services of Massachusetts for all of their exceptional care and comfort.
Visiting hours are Friday, January 4th from 4-8PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6 in Mattapoisett. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, January 5th at 1PM at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street in Marion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or
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Barbara L. (Warburton) Langlois
Dec 29, 2018

Barbara L. (Warburton) Langlois, 88, died at home in Mattapoisett on Saturday, December 29, 2018 surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her husband John A. (Chick) Langlois and her beloved only child, John D. Langlois, who passed away in 2016. She lived in Mattapoisett for most of her life and wintered in Sarasota, FL.
Born in New Bedford on January 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (Glowacki) Warburton. Upon graduation from New Bedford High School, she went to work for New England Telephone Company and retired in 1984 after 36 years. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
Barbara was a devoted grandmother and spent a tremendous amount of time with her three grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Anne (Fistori) Langlois; her grandsons, Andrew Langlois and his wife Holly and William Langlois and his wife Erin; her granddaughter, Avery Langlois; and her great-granddaughter, Emerson Langlois.
In accordance with Barbara's wishes, her service and burial in St. Anthony's Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals. For online guestbook, visit

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