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Annette R. (Paquin) Moran
Dec 27, 2018

Annette R. (Paquin) Moran, 81, of Mattapoisett passed away on Thursday December 27, 2018. She was the wife of retired Mattapoisett Police Chief James F. Moran.
Born and raised in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mercedes (Lavoie) Paquin and stepdaughter of the late Beatrice Paquin. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School ,Class of 1956.
Annette was a resident of Mattapoisett for the past 57 years, where she was a communicant of St. Anthony's Parish and was a former high school CCD teacher.
She was a secretary at Old Rochester Regional High School for many years and later worked at the Bristol County District Attorney's office in New Bedford.
She was a volunteer for the former Hearts and Hands, and also volunteered at St. Luke's Hospital. She was an avid reader.
Annette loved and felt a deep compassion for all God's creatures, big and small.
Besides her husband of 59 years, she is survived by her son, Major Patrick Moran, M.E.P., and his wife Heather of Buzzards Bay; her daughter, Christine Richards of Mattapoisett; and one delightful granddaughter, Molly Richards.
She was the mother of the late Stephen H. Moran.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday January 3, 2019 at 9 AM at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett, followed by burial in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to It's All About the Animals, Inc., 103 Marion Rd., Rochester, MA 02770. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Elizabeth (Betty) Houghton Weinberg
Dec 25, 2018

Elizabeth (Betty) Houghton Weinberg died peacefully at her home in Marion, Massachusetts on Christmas morning 2018 at age 96. She was the daughter of the late Amory and Laura Houghton, and the wife of her late husband of 59 years, Sidney James (Jim) Weinberg, Jr. Betty was born October 13, 1922 in Corning, New York and was educated in Switzerland and at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA.
Known for her strong opinions and high standards, she was nonetheless fiercely loyal, completely genuine and filled with a wonderful sense of humor. She was loved by her legions of friends, her children's friends and the scores of people from all walks of life with whom she worked side by side for decades. Her gregarious personality, sociability, and sense of style were the perfect offset to her beloved husband's gentle intellectualism and spartan tastes.
A totally engaged participant in everything that she took on, Betty made lasting contributions to many institutions, including Tobey Hospital and the New Bedford Whaling Museum, both in MA, and Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.
Betty's life ended in Marion, where her mother's family have been residents for over 100 years. She knew everyone in the town and was loved for her generosity and energy. She is survived by 2 brothers: Amory Houghton, Jr. and James R. Houghton; by 3 children from her first marriage to the late James B. McCord: Jay McCord, Alan McCord and Laurie Grauer; by 3 children from her marriage to Jim Weinberg: Betsy Smith, Sydney Weinberg and Peter Weinberg; and by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in Marion this summer.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

Dec 25, 2018

Mary "Candy" (Souza) Drayton, 74, of Rochester, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at home after an extended period of declining health. Candy remained in her home under the care of her husband, Charles P. Drayton Sr., her caregiver Rosie, and her daughter, Sheri. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John S. and Mary P. (Perry) Souza, she had resided in Rochester for over 40 years.
She had attended the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Throughout her life Candy worked in retail, as a banquet coordinator at Hawthorne Country Club, and previously in real estate. She was also a talented, self-employed scrimshaw artist.
Amongst her many interests, Candy enjoyed traveling. She was fond of cruises and taking road trips in their RV throughout the United States. At home Candy was an excellent cook. Taking pleasure in sewing, crafts, and art; she shared her skills with grandchildren and friends. Some of her favorite times were spent with her grandchildren, her dogs, gardening, and relaxing watching the birds in the back yard.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Vincent Lovegrove Jr. and wife Cynthia Naples of Marion, Sheri Lovegrove and husband Nathan Patnaude of Marion; her step-children, Charles P. Drayton Jr. and companion Michelle Silva, Dawn and husband Michael Tremblay, and Darren Drayton and companion Jennifer Gillon all of New Bedford; her brother, John Souza Jr. and wife Cassandra of Georgia; her sister, Linda Martino and husband William of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, Owen, Scarlet, Elijah, Tallulah, Breanne, Ashley, Bryce, and Brayelle; her West highland Terrier, Alex, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her Memorial Service will be held on January 12th, 2019 at the Christian Fellowship Center on 822 Church St. New Bedford, MA at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. For online tributes please visit:

Mary Rachel (Naclerio) Barron
Dec 22, 2018

Mary Rachel (Naclerio) Barron, endearingly known as Maisie, of Marion, MA, formerly of Quincy, Braintree and Harlow's Landing, died peacefully surrounded by the love of family, December 22, 2018. She was the cherished wife of the late James B. Barron, with whom she shared fifty three years of marriage. Daughter of late Ralph and Annie (Robertson) Naclerio, and loving sister of late Ralph Naclerio, Lawrence Naclerio, and Virginia Parrish. Maisie's devotion to her children, Kelly and her husband, Tim Kelleher, of Marion, James and his wife Ana Maria of Jamaica Plain, Michael and his wife Colleen of Braintree, Rachel and her husband Stephen Lynch of Marion, Stephen and his wife Merike of Marion, and Aimee and her husband Dennis Driscoll, of Milton, and grandchildren, Aimee, Timothy, Brendan, Julia, Chloe, Madelyn, Matthew, Emily, Owen, William, Patrick, Isabelle and Sophie, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cherished friends, is her enduring gift. She will be dearly missed.
A Registered Nurse, Maisie specialized in obstetrics and pediatrics, retiring as nursery supervisor, after forty years of dedicated service at Quincy City Hospital. She was beloved by her colleagues and the patients for whom she cared. Beautiful Maisie was the consummate mother and grandmother; she doted on her family- caring, guiding, encouraging, supporting and cheering for them quietly, from the sidelines. She enjoyed life, gathering family and friends around her kitchen table, the loving preparation of multi-cultural recipes, decorating her home for the holidays, gardening, dancing, bird watching with grandchildren, egg decoupage, travel, quiet walks on the beach, coffee with the Hail Mary circle, and Tuesday Night Dinners with friends at Piney Point. Maisie's generosity of spirit was powerfully felt by the people she touched. Her genius for friendship and her incandescent smile illuminated the journey of her well-lived life, and her family is grateful to the many friends and care-givers who shared her journey. Maisie was the proud recipient of the Diocese of Fall River Marian Medal, for contributions to her beloved parish, Saint Rita's Church, Marion.
Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 10 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 11 am. Burial will follow in Old Landing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, January 2nd from 3-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Rita's Church, or Boston College High School- James B. Barron Scholarship Fund. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Barbara F. (Phillips) Bauer
Dec 18, 2018

Barbara F. (Phillips) Bauer, 95, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Bauer.
Born in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Thomas O. and Ella M. (Vaughan) Phillips, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life.
Mrs. Bauer was formerly employed as a cafeteria cook at Old Rochester Regional High School for many years until her retirement.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and socializing with her friends at the coffee shop before her illness.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail M. Nicholson and her husband William "Nick" of Mattapoisett; a son, Martin J. "Mickey" Bauer, II of Gilroy, CA; a brother, Wayne B. Phillips of Crestline, CA; a grandson, Daniel Gill of Providence, RI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Earle Phillips, Sr., Robert Phillips, and Thomas O. Phillips, Jr.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sacred Heart Home and Community Nurse Home Care for their care and kindness extended to Barbara during her illness.
A graveside service will be held on Friday December 21, 2018 at 10 am at Pine Island Cemetery, Route 6, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sacred Heart Home, 359 Summer St., New Bedford, MA 02740 or Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online condolence book, please visit www,

Armand Teixeira
Dec 18, 2018

Armand Teixeira, 80, of Mattapoisett died December 18, 2018 after a long illness.
He was the husband of Evelyn (Croteau) Teixeira for 55 years.
Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Joaquim and Aurora (Gomes) Teixeira, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Teixeira was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
He was formerly employed as a carpenter in Mattapoisett for over 35 years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Army after the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Paula Soroka and her husband Joseph of Acushnet and Jennifer Aguiar and her husband Ricardo of Mattapoisett; 2 grandchildren, Felicia and Chaz Aguiar; a sister, Laura Rusinoski of Mattapoisett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Mario Teixeira, Antonio "Tony" Teixeira, Ida Gomez and Elsie Rego.
The family would like to thank the PCU and CCU staff at St. Luke's Hospital who provided professional and compassionate care for Armand.
His Funeral will be held on Monday at 8 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 9 am. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Armand's name to a charity of your choice. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Patricia J. (Angus) Valatkevicz
Dec 18, 2018

Patricia J. (Angus) Valatkevicz, 75, of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Brockton, she was a 1961 graduate of Brockton High School. There she met her high school sweetheart and future husband William. Patricia was a home health aide for Anodyne for many years, she loved the work she did with the elderly and they loved her. She loved the beach, as it was her happy place, especially Harbor Beach in Mattapoisett and Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida. She also loved flower gardening. Patricia was the beloved wife of William V. Valatkevicz for 56 years; loving mother of Kim Roche of Hudson and Dena Heidt of Middleboro; grandmother of William Roche (and Mae) and Alexis Heidt; great-grandmother of Ellie and Maddie; sister of the late Helen Roberge and her late husband Robert; and an aunt of Richard, Susan, Amy, Leah, William, Kathy, Donna and Michael. Private family funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Southcoast VNA in MA & RI Visit or call 508-583-7272.

William J. "Billy" Gaspar
Dec 17, 2018

William J. "Billy" Gaspar, age 73, of Marion, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Tobey Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Frank "Gene" and Elsie (Brazil) Gaspar.
Billy loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed long rides, sightseeing, music, watching television and keeping things in place at the Marion House. He was happiest when drinking a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
He is survived by a sister, Eileen D. Fenton of Dartmouth; two nieces, Brenda Lopes and her husband John of Dartmouth and Donna Simpson and her husband Kenneth of Fall River; two nephews, Thomas Fenton and his wife Erin of Dartmouth and Russell Fenton and his wife Karen of Acushnet; several great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Billy's extended family at the Marion House. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russell's Mills Road, Dartmouth followed by his funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St, Dartmouth. Burial is at St. John's Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Friday from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Billy's name to a charity of your choice. To leave a note of condolence:

Claudette J. LeRoux-Bolduc
Dec 16, 2018

Claudette J. LeRoux-Bolduc, 82, of Rochester, died Dec. 16, 2018 in Wareham Health Care. She was the wife of Roger N. Bolduc and the daughter of the late Jean-Maurice and Cecile (Rouillier) LeRoux.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Rochester for many years. She graduated from St. Anthony's High School in New Bedford.
Mrs. LeRoux-Bolduc worked as a Bookkeeper for Old Rochester Regional High School for 25 years before retiring.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, shopping and socializing on her computer. Most of all she loved being with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Roger N. Bolduc; her son, Robert Bolduc and his wife, Adriana of Reynoldsbrug, OH; her daughter, Claudine Bolduc of Wareham; 3 brothers, Donald LeRoux of Plymouth, Andre LeRoux of New Bedford and Richard LeRoux of Hyannis; 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Mathieu, Aidan, Julian and Kai'ana; also many nephews and nieces.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
Her funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, Dec. 27th in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Jane S. Bogins
Dec 16, 2018

Jane S. Bogins, 93, of Stuart, FL, formerly of Marion, MA died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA. She was the wife of the late Henry E. Bogins.
Born in Rumford, ME, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Wilhelmina (Mowat) Paterson. Previously living in Dorchester, Stoughton and Millis, Mrs. Bogins lived in Marion for many years and worked as an administrative assistant in the Marion Town House as well as a teacher at Seaside School. After her retirement, she moved with her husband, Henry, to Weirs Beach, NH, then to Hutchinson Island, FL. For the past 3 years her residence was in Stuart, FL. For many years, with her husband, she summered at their cottage in Heartland ME, enjoying the beauty of Maine on Morrill Pond with family and friends.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Bogins travelled around the country by recreational vehicle. Together they visited every state in the US as well as parts of Canada and Mexico. In addition, in their spare time they enjoyed boating, tennis and golfing. After the passing of her husband, Henry, she began volunteering at the Cardiac Center at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, FL She was never without a book to read and loved to sing.
Jane was a proud and patriotic American with deep roots in her Scottish heritage. Many family members considered her the Matriarch of the Paterson Clan. During her life, she regularly maintained contact with her relatives in Scotland. After the passing of her husband, she traveled to Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, with her son, to visit relatives and learn more about the history of the Paterson Clan. That information was proudly shared with anyone in the family who had an interest.
She is survived by her children, William H. Bogins and his companion, Cheryl A. Reis of Franklin, Gloria H. Bogins of Marion and Paula J. Schaaf of Port St. Lucie, FL; her grandchildren, Courtney A. Bogins, Kristi L. Bogins, Lisajane Rossi, and Paul H. Rossi. Also surviving are 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son in law Paul A. Schaaf, her grandson, Philip N. Rossi, Jr. as well as her sister, Mary Elrick Minott (Paterson) and three brothers, James R., Edward J. and William A. Paterson.
Her memorial service will be held on Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rt. 28), Wareham at 1 pm. Relatives and friends may arrive and visit from 12:30 pm to 1 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515 or via their website

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