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Jesse Scott Landers
Feb 09, 2021

Jesse Scott Landers (dob 7/23/82), Marion, MA. Passed away unexpectedly February 9, 2021. Loyal Husband and Father to Courtney and Pearl Landers, son to Paul and Adele Landers, brother to Jillian Haley and grandson to Joan Youngblood. Born in New Bedford, MA, graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and Champlain College. Jesse competed competitively in soccer and football and was an avid snowboarder. He was employed by Votacall since 2004 as a strategic sales consultant.
Jesse had a magnetic personality with a smile that lit up a room and a stranger to no one. A kind, generous spirit that he shared with so many throughout his life. He adored his wife and daughter and was proud to be part of a large close-knit family. Never passing up an opportunity to create wonderful memories, Jesse was the first one to accept an invitation.
Many family and friends fondly recall Jesse's love of sports, especially Boston sports. He had a keen recall and command of all professional sports and would lead many robust discussions about the latest playoff series and team stats.
When you remember
In memory of Jesse, donations can be made to Pearl's College fund at Fidelity Investments.

Frances A. (Leeming) Cairns
Feb 08, 2021

Frances A. (Leeming) Cairns, 94, of Mattapoisett died February 8, 2021 at Sippican Healthcare Center.
She was the wife of the late Lawrence P. Cairns.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Hindley) Leeming, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1983.
She was formerly employed at Quaker Oats in New Bedford and later was an office manager for ILGWU Local 361 in New Bedford until her retirement.
She was a graduate of Holy Family High School, class of 1946. She was a member of the Mattapoisett Women's Club.
Survivors include her nephews, Robert Leeming, Gregory Lemming and Michael Florio; lifelong friend, Eugenia Florio; and several grand-nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Winifred Leeming, Albert Leeming and Robert Leeming and aunt of the late Paul Leeming.
Due to Covid-19, her Funeral Mass and burial will be private.
Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers,donations in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Anthony's Church, P.O. Box 501 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For online condolence book, please visit

Norman J. Shachoy
Feb 07, 2021

Norman J. Shachoy of Mattapoisett died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on February 7, 2021. His life was filled with his great loves -- his wife and family, his work, and the sea. Norm and Maryellen (Sullivan) met as teenagers in Mattapoisett and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived in and around Boston for most of their lives except when Norm's work took them to London in the 70s. They spent all their summers on Buzzards Bay, in Mattapoisett and Marion, where they moved when Norm retired.
Norman attended Monsignor James Coyle High School in Taunton, MA and studied engineering at Villanova University. After completing his undergraduate degree, Villanova Law School offered him a full scholarship which changed the course of his life. After law school, Norm joined Bingham Dana & Gould in Boston where he practiced for 40 years. He advised many businesses, large and small, and represented major financial institutions, locally and internationally.
Maryellen introduced Norm to sailing on Buzzards Bay and it became his passion. His happiest times were spent on the water with family and friends. As a couple, they cruised from Canada to the Caribbean putting thousands of miles under their sloop, Volunteer. Racing to Bermuda eight times with family and friends as crew was his life's big adventure. Smoking cigars, drinking rum and swapping sea stories with his devoted crew brought him great joy.
Norman was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Mary and his brother, Paul. In addition to his wife Maryellen, he leaves his sisters Elaine Valovic of Hopkinton MA and Diane Trainor of Sebastian, FL; his son Jamey and wife, Laura Ryan, their children Katherine, Ben and Patrick; and his son Christopher and wife, Meredith Clark and their children Brooke, Reed and Conrad.
Norm's family is extremely grateful for the love and care he received at Bridges and from his incredible home caregivers who kept him smiling and comfortable at home. Donations in his honor can be made to UMass Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Beverly M. (Mello) Camara
Feb 07, 2021

Beverly M. (Mello) Camara, 89, of Mattapoisett, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Camara.
Born in New Bedford daughter of the late Jacintho B. Mello and Florence E. Phillips she lived in Mattapoisett Most of her life.
Beverly loved animals, and spent much of her time feeding any animal that would walk through her yard.
Survivors include her sons Tom Camara of Mattapoisett, Mike Camara and his wife Carol of Middleborough, and Paul Camara of Mattapoisett and his fiancee Lynn Dufresne of Acushnet; her grandchildren, Brandon and Sean Camara, Victor McKay, and Ann Freeman; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.
No services are scheduled at this time. For online guestbook visit

Marcia A. (Wood) Wordell
Feb 06, 2021

Marcia A. (Wood) Wordell, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday February 6, 2021 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Wordell, the original owner of Mac's Soda Bar in Fairhaven.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late Robert E. Wood, Jr. and Beatrice (Hargraves) Wood, she lived in Mattapoisett for many years. She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Class of 1954, and Kinyon-Campbell Business School.
Mrs. Wordell was formerly employed as a secretary in the Guidance Office at Old Rochester Regional High School until her retirement.
Marcia was a very sociable person. She enjoyed watching sports and spending time at the Mattapoisett Town Beach.
She is survived by her four children, Debra L. Molloy, Cheryl A. Wordell, Charles W. Wordell, Jr., and Kristine S. Wordell-Quintal and her husband Mark; four grandchildren, Kara Paul, Hilary DuPont, Sarah Molloy, and Erin Molloy; and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Henry Paul.
She was the sister of the late Robert E. Wood, III.
Her Funeral Service and burial in Cushing Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Wilfred E. "Gene" Genest
Feb 06, 2021

Wilfred E. "Gene" Genest died peacefully, at St. Luke's Hospital, on February 6, 2021. He was the son of the late E.R. Genest and the late Emily Smith Genest. Mr. Genest was born on October 30, 1932 in Milford, MA. He was a long-time resident of Princeton, MA, recently moving back to the Mattapoisett-Fairhaven area, where he spent his youth.
Mr. Genest was Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland and work in finance until his retirement. In Princeton, Mr. Genest served on the Conservation Commission and was a member of the First Congregational Church, where he was a deacon. Mr. Genest was a life-long football fan and enjoyed tennis, sailing and was an avid world traveler.
Mr. Genest will be missed by his wife of 64 years, Priscilla Hiller Genest, daughters Priscilla Genest-Magee and Susan Adams Genest and his son, Charles Frederick Genest. He was a beloved grandfather of Priscilla Alden Magee, Katharine Magee Thene, Louisa Alley Genest, Michael Nikolai Genest, Daniel Frederick Genest and his great grandson, Ethan Foster Thene and step great granddaughters, McKenna Grace Thene and Kaelyn Elizabeth Thene. He leaves a sister, Marion Genest Lowenfeld and two nieces and a nephew.
Due to the pandemic, a memorial gathering will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parks Foundation (

George F. Zine, Jr.
Feb 05, 2021

George F. Zine, Jr., 71 of Wareham, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston due to complications from diabetes. He was the husband of Diane M. (Valois) Zine.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of Ruby Zine of Wareham, and the late George F. Zine, Sr. George graduated from Wareham High School, Class of 1967 and worked as a machinist for Morse Cutting Tools in New Bedford, and A & M Tool Grinding in Acushnet.
Active in his Catholic faith, Mr. Zine was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Wareham where he served as eucharistic minister and usher. He also taught Faith Formation at the parish and was Custodian of the N.E. Region for the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate.
George enjoyed golf, greyhound racing and most recently birdwatching. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Diane of Wareham, his mother, Ruby of Wareham; his children, Melissa Olean and her husband David of Fairhaven, James Zine and his wife Annmarie and Peter Zine and his wife Heather all of Wareham; his brother, Michael "Mickey" Zine and his wife Debra of Wareham; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends were invited to visit on Tuesday, February 9th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28). Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham.
Donations in his memory may be made to Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 OR American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Leola N. Medina
Jan 30, 2021

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, Leola N. Medina, loving wife, and mother of four children and grandmother to five grandchildren, passed away peacefully at the age of 86.
Leola was born in Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada to Adelard and Emma (Baker) Nadeau. She came to Massachusetts to pursue her education. Education was very important to her. She graduated from Wareham High School in 1952 and then St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She went on to receive a B.A. in Nursing from Boston University in 1960 and became a member of the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing. She was a registered nurse until her retirement.
On December 22, 1956 she married Frederico R. Medina Jr. They raised three sons Frederico lll, Darryl, and Karl, and a daughter, Shari in their home in Marion, MA.
She cherished her family most of all and enjoyed many birthdays, holidays, and graduations. She loved to visit the ocean and farms near her home. Over the years, she and Fred enjoyed traveling to Canada, California, Hawaii, Florida, and many other locations.
Leola had a passion for art and music. She also enjoyed bird watching and was known for her kind and compassionate spirit. She was an active docent with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and supported numerous charities.
She is survived by her husband Fred, and their four children, Frederico Medina Ill and his wife, Marina, Darryl Medina and his wife Sara Dickson, Shari Jankowski and her husband, James, Karl Medina as well as five grandchildren who called her "Nana"; Andrew Jankowski, Caroline Jankowski, Kendra Medina, Allison Medina, Max Medina, two brothers, a sister, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
"The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away."
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the South Coast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online condolence book, please visit

Maryann T. Cutler
Jan 30, 2021

Maryann T. Cutler, age 80, of Rochester, MA, passed away January 30, 2021 at her home. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Fannie (Agovino) Haugg. The middle child of three, she was raised in the Bronx and attended Hunter College in New York City. On September 7, 1963, she married Kenneth "Kenn" Cutler of Abington, MA, who was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. After marrying, they moved into their home in Rochester, MA and over the next two decades moved many times before settling back in Rochester over 40 years ago.
Maryann's love and dedication to her family allowed Kenn a full military career, during which Maryann raised their four children. She handled the accounting for the family business and was a faithful parishioner and volunteer at St. Rose of Lima Church. In retirement, she loved to travel to visit friends and family, and also participate in her knitting and garden clubs. Maryann approached life with an open heart and welcomed so many friends into her family, whom she loved so dearly.
Maryann is survived by her children Lisa Gray, Charles Cutler, Michael Cutler, and Casey Cutler and his wife Wioleta; beloved grandchildren Evan Gray, Sage Cutler, Simon Cutler and Amelia Cutler; sister Helene Gerken and brother Donald Haugg; brother-in-law Robert S. Cutler and sister-in-law Rosemary Cutler; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. She is predeceased by her husband Kenn.
Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday February 8, 2021 at 10:30 am at Sts. Martha and Mary Church, Route 18, Lakeville. A private family burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday February 7, 2021 from 2-5 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town or Maryknoll. Attendance at the mass will be limited, and those who wish to attend must register in advance at Those unable to register online may call 508-542-2368. For online condolence book, please visit
Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for the safety of everyone. You MUST wear a mask and practice social distancing. Guests will be permitted to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Richard L. Bertrand
Jan 29, 2021

Richard L. Bertrand, 71, of Rochester passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home, surrounded by loved ones after a long courageous battle with leukemia. He was the loving husband of Denise C. Bertrand for 49 blessed years.
Born in New Bedford, the son of Georgette "Gerri" Bertrand and the late Robert H. Bertrand, he grew up in Mattapoisett, and lived in Rochester for most of his life.
Richard was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a hard worker, and a family man. Richard preferred the simple life, and just spending time with his wife. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son, visiting his daughter wherever the Army moved her family, and joking with his grandchildren (being a "Pepere"). His hobbies included working in his garden, and puttering around his home and yard.
Richard was an automotive machinist and the president of Motor Tech, Inc. in New Bedford. However, he was most known for his creative inventions and his ability to fix anything.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Christine Delvaux (her husband Steven), his son, Richard S. Bertrand (his wife Kelly), his siblings, Jacqueline McCarthy (her husband Michael), Robert Bertrand (his wife Lisa), Jannine Mitchell (her partner Michael Kirkwood), his grandchildren, Ryan Delvaux (his fiancee Casey Solana), Evan Delvaux (his wife Mary), Daniel Bertrand, and Leah Bertrand.
His visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 5-8 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Due to current gathering restrictions, his Funeral Mass will be private, and by invitation only. For the online condolence book, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in his memory.

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