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M. Elizabeth (Kelley) Behenna
Jun 07, 2019

M. Elizabeth (Kelley) Behenna, 97, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William H. Behenna.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Garvey) Kelley, Betty lived in Belmont for many years. Since 1955, she and her family summered in Mattapoisett until moving to her favorite place, their cottage by the sea, in 1995.
Betty is survived by her children, Michele Burgess of Stony Creek, CT, and David Behenna and his wife Laura of Rye Beach, NH; seven grandchildren, Matthew Burgess, Katherine DiMarco, Meghan Havican, Susan Burgess, Natalie Behenna, William Behenna II, and Christopher Behenna; six great-grandchildren, Juliana, Andrew, Finn, Rhys, Evan, and Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Durham.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, c/o St. Anthony's Church, P.O. Box 501, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086. For online condolence book, please visit

Florence Jane (Stinson) Savery
Jun 04, 2019

Florence Jane (Stinson) Savery, 95, of Marion passed away, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in her home of the last 70 years surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born and raised in Marion, the daughter of John J. and Violet (Nunn) Stinson. She was one of the original working moms and had a long career in social services. She was a proud graduate of Tabor Academy, Class of 1941 and was as smart as she was beautiful. She was a voracious reader and has a memory like a steel trap and never stopped learning, beating us all regularly at Jeopardy well into her nineties! Through the years she was active in the North Marion Methodist Church and choir.
We will sorely miss her love and keen sense of humor and always remember her generosity.
She leaves three children, Gloria Bassett and her husband Cliff of Yarmouth, Larry Savery and his wife Betty of Marion and Donald Savery of No. Dartmouth. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Angela, Christopher, Lisa, Larry, Daniel, Leigh and Laureen; eight great grandchildren as well as several cousins in Marion, Hingham and Nova Scotia and many nieces and nephews.
Per her wishes, a private graveside service will be held for immediate family at Old Landing Cemetery, Marion. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit:

Rosemary Riley
Jun 03, 2019

Rosemary Riley, age 91, passed away on June 3, 2019 at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Rosemary was the daughter of the late John and Rose Sullivan. She was a graduate of St. Dominic Academy and was later employed as a secretary for the Jersey City Housing Authority.
In 1953, Rosemary married her loving husband Richard E. Riley and traveled with him to Italy while he served as Lt. in the US Navy, it is here that their first-born child Richard Jr. was born. Upon returning to the states they lived in Ohio, New Jersey, New Bedford and Rochester, MA, before settling in Fairhaven. They recently celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary.
Together with her family, they owned and operated The Sweater Shop and Whalerknits in New Bedford for many years. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church. Rosemary loved her time volunteering at Holy Family-Holy Name Grammar School as a classroom aide where she was loved and admired.
Rosemary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, working in her beautiful garden, making countless jigsaw puzzles and daily crosswords. She will always be remembered as a warmhearted, cheerful friend, charming companion and for her kind, gentle spirit and witty sense of humor. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband; her children Richard E. Riley, Jr., Kathleen Lopes, Susan Frigault, Margaret Riley and Jonathan Arena, Patricia Grime and husband Tom, Maureen Baptista and husband Stephan, Elizabeth Mello and husband Andy; and eight grandchildren, Jesse Riley, Dr. Matthew Frigault, Laura Frigault, Andrew Frigault, Tommy Grime, Patrick Grime, Bridgette Grime and Daniel Mello.
Rosemary was also survived by her sister-in-law, Janet Demanche, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her two sisters, Mary Citarella and Bernadette "Bunny" Nicholson, both of New Jersey.
Her Funeral will be held on Friday June 7th at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday June 6th from 4-8 pm. In loving memory of Grandma Rosemary and her love for children, donations may be made to Holy Family-Holy Name School, 91 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Mrs. Mildred Waring Palmer
Jun 03, 2019

Mrs. Mildred Millie W. Palmer, born on July 17, 1929 in Marion, Massachusetts, to the late Hilda Saunders, passed away at age 89 on June 3, 2019. Mildred was the loving wife of the late Bryant Palmer. She was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Palmer. Mildred is survived by her sons, Clifford Palmer and David Palmer; daughters, Regina Palmer Cyr and Johanna Palmer Mulholland; grandchildren, Jessica Cruz, Katie Palmer, Tori Lee Castanha, and Rylan Cyr; great-grandchildren, Adriana Cruz, Colton Cruz, and Myles Cruz; and friends, Meredith Ryder and Jeannie Lake. She loved cooking, gardening, arts and crafts and ceramics. She was a Sunday school teacher at Marion Methodist Church. Friends and family members may attend the graveside service, officiated by New Hope Chapel, on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at North Marion Cemetery, 15 County Road, Marion.

Mildred Waring Palmer
Jun 03, 2019

Mrs. Mildred Waring Palmer, age 89, of Marion, passed away Monday morning, June 3, 2019 at Sippican Healthcare.
She was born July 17, 1929, in Bristol County, the daughter of the late George Leach and Hildegarde Saunders.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Bryant Palmer; one sister, Hazel Charron; one brother, Baby George Leach; and one great grandchild Kayden Selha.
She was a member of United Methodist Church, and a homemaker.
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and spending time with her family. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, caring mother and generous friend.
Mildred is survived by two step brothers, George and Steven Leach; one step sister, Helen Leach; two sons Clifford Palmer, and David Palmer (wife Norma Palmer); four grandchildren, Regina Cyr, Johanna Mulholland, Jessica Cruz, and Katelyn Palmer; five great grandchildren, Tori Castanha, Rylan Cyr, Adriana Cruz, Colton Cruz, and Myles Cruz; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will deeply miss her.
A private family service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be sent to Sippican Healthcare Center at 15 Mill Street, Marion MA, 02738.

Jean C. Morgan Bacon
May 31, 2019

Jean C. Morgan Bacon, 77, wife of 53 years to Frederic S. Bacon III, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at home with her husband and family at her side. Mrs. Bacon was born in Taunton, MA the daughter of the late John and Olive (Horton) Bacon.
Jean grew up in Lakeville and was a graduate of Middleborough High School. She earned her Undergraduate Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and her Master's degree from Loyola University, Chicago. She began her career as a grade school teacher at the Sippican Elementary School in Marion, MA. Fred and Jean moved to Virginia to start their family near the Naval Base in Norfolk where he was stationed. After raising three children, Jean re-joined the work force as a substitute teacher then eventually finding her niche as the Public Relations Coordinator for Palatine, Naperville and Addison Park Districts and Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Assn. (NESDRA).
Jean was an accomplished artist. She loved to sing, write, sew, read and travel. Because her birthday was on July 4th, there was always a big celebration. Trips to Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls or to Ned's Point Light to see the fireworks we're some of her favorites.
In addition to her loving husband Frederic, Jean is survived by her children; Elizabeth Bacon (David Neville Sr.) of Carver, Sarah (Michael) Buckley of Middleboro and Ned (Aileen) Bacon of Chicago. She also leaves behind her much loved grandchildren; Katherine Ewen, David Everett, Anne Stevenson, Mary Stevenson and Morgan Bacon, who were the sunshine of her life as well as her brother, Robert (Beverly) Morgan and the Morgan family nieces and nephews. She was also survived by many loving relatives and friends. She was the sister of the late John Morgan and Frances Bryant.
Memorial visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm, in the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham, MA. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private. In Lieu of flowers please consider a gift to: Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481 Tel: 1-781-237-3800, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson WV 25438, Tel: 1-855-365-4438 to leave a message of condolence for the family please visit Funeral arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham, MA.

Jaime B. Jose
May 30, 2019

Jaime B. Jose passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the age of 28.
Jaime was born on February 7, 1991 in New Bedford, MA to Ethel (Constant) Jose and Jaime L. Jose.
On October 18, 2009 he started his life with his soulmate, Danielle Cook and from that day, they were never apart. Together they had three cats, Nyla, Noor, and Nash.
He had a passion and fondness for animals, especially cats. He loved music, walking the cliffs of Rhode Island and spending time with his family. He was known for his kind heart, quiet nature and lovable personality.
Jaime is survived by his parents; his sisters, Amanda Constant and Trinity Jose; his fiance, Danielle Cook and her parents, Chris and Susanne Cook, who loved him as their own; his stepmother, Tiffany Jose; and several loving friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucy and Jim Jose and Bradford Constant.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Jaime's behalf to the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, 200 Bridge Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online guestbook, visit

Eloise Hiller
May 29, 2019

Eloise Hiller, of Marion, passed away on May 29, 2019 at Sippican Healthcare at the age of 87. She was born and grew up in Wareham, the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Wareham High School and was always proud of the fact that she grew up in Wareham. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Viola (Besse) Murphy.
Eloise married and moved to Marion in 1956 working as a secretary and bookkeeper for Michaud and Matoes Home Builders. She was also co owner of the Sippican Shop in Marion. She loved to cook and was well known for her cooking at the restaurant.
Eloise was a charter member of Wareham Assembly #56 , International Order of Rainbow for Girls and a member of Alcyone and then Agawam Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She volunteered at Penny Pinchers Exchange in Marion for many years. When her daughter started teaching at Carver Middle High School she became actively involved in the school and was honored to receive the Friends of Carver High School award for her contributions to the school. She was well known to all in the school community. Every year, with the help of her daughter, she would love to decorate the foyer for graduation. She found great joy making this day special for the families and cared deeply for everyone at the school.
She also loved working in the yard, sewing and making crafts. She also loved the many animals that she owned or would pass through the yard.
She is survived by her daughter Susan of Marion, whose love for her mother can never be expressed in words. She was the sister of the late Roland (Pat) Murphy, Earl (Chile) Murphy, Quentin (Quint)Murphy, Robert (Bob)Murphy, and Maurice (Trudge) Murphy. She was also the sister of the late Madelyn Murphy and Barbara Howlett. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. Burial will be private at Centre Cemetery. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Nickie B. (Kalife) Pelczar
May 28, 2019

Nickie B. (Kalife) Pelczar, 74, of Fairhaven died May 28, 2019 after a long illness.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late John J. and Sophie (Chudzik) Kalife, she lived in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven most of her life.
She was formerly employed as a special needs teacher in Mattapoisett, was head of financial aid at Swain School of Design in New Bedford before retiring as executive assistant from Kopin Corporation.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1961 and Dean Junior College.
She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, shopping, gardening and travel.
Survivors include her daughter, Stefanie B. Mansfield-Palmerino and her husband Nicholas of Hingham; her son, Joseph J. Pelczar of Fairhaven; her beloved grandson, Ty P. Mansfield; a brother, James J. Kalife of Fairhaven; 3 sisters, Patricia B. Fowle and Marjorie B. Meredith, both of Fairhaven and Jane B. Paul of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held on Saturday at 8 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by the Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Purgatory Maronite Catholic Church at 9 am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4-7 pm. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Frank "Chico" John Andrade
May 21, 2019

Frank "Chico" John Andrade, 73, of Brockton, formerly of Wareham died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Alliance Health at West Acres in Brockton after a long illness.
Born in Wareham, and raised in Rochester, he was the son of the late Thomas James Andrade, Sr. and Frances (Barboza) Andrade. He moved to Brockton in 2006. Mr. Andrade worked as a delivery courier and a carpenter for Self Help, Inc. in Brockton.
He was also a musician and played the bass guitar and keyboards. Mr. Andrade also enjoyed drawing and painting, fishing and digging for clams and quahogs.
Survivors include his daughter, Kim Andrade-Butler of Brockton; his siblings, Anthony Andrade and Patricia Andrade both of Rochester, David Andrade of Whitman, Carol "Colada" Andrade of New Bedford and Jamila Abukhallaq of Dorchester. His grandchildren, Stanley Demesmin, Jatoy Andrade, Chantelle Andrade-Browne, Joao Silva, Kaayla Silva, Jianna Silva, and Shylaa Silva; his great-grandchildren, Luie Rivera, Mya Rivera, Alanni Wilmot, Julien Maldonado, and a 5th great grandchild expected in July as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Karen L. Andrade, and his siblings, the late Thomas J. Andrade, Jr., John Andrade, Rita Andrade, Joseph Andrade, and Emmanuel Andrade.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Interment will follow in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester. Visiting hours will be Friday, May 31st from 5 - 8 pm.

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