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Fairhaven High School Class of 1976

Gone but by no means, forgotten



From our Classmates to the memory of our classmates no longer with us.


Richard Costa

August 14, 1976

Fairhaven, August 14, 1976 Richard Costa, 18, of Sconticut Neck Road, was dead on arrival at St. Luke's Hospital at 10:06 P.M. following a two car crash in Fairhaven.


Lynn Carvalho

December 18, 1977


Perry Griffith

August 1979


Rita L'Hereux

November 23 1980


Arthur (Artie) Frates

July 25, 1982


Alan Nunes

July 7th 1987


Phillip Gaucher

September 2, 1993


Sheldon St. Don

April 30, 1994


Anthony Harrison

November 15, 1994


Michael R. Barbero

August 30, 1996

38, of New Bedford, died at home on Friday, Aug. 30, 1996, due to complications from Aids. He was the son of Raymond P. Barbero and Fay P. (Cathcart) Rodrigues, both of New Bedford. Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford, Fairhaven and Providence for most of his life. He was formerly employed by Barbero's Restaurant in Fairhaven, which is operated by his family. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Thomas J. Barbero of Fairhaven; a sister, Gina Sylvia of North Dartmouth; a stepsister, Christine Sylvia of Carver; his maternal grandmother, Amy (Fuller) Small of Acushnet; his longtime companion, John Nugent of Providence; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.


Richard E. Pietrass

August 25, 1999

40, of New Bedford, a commercial fisherman, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the fiance of Diane Bailie of New Bedford. Born in Orange County, Calif., the son of Richard Pietrass of Edwards, N.Y., and the late Lorraine W. (Oliveira) DeCarvalho, he lived in New Bedford most of his life. Survivors include his fiancee; his father; his stepmother, Priscilla Pietrass of Edwards; a daughter, Patricia Lynn Pietrass of Fall River; six sisters, Joyce Cinelli of Pennsylvania, Jo-Anne Pietrass and Cheryl Fasano, both of Florida, Abigail Tresidder of New York and Jayne Pietrass and Elissa Pietrass, both of New Bedford; and many nieces and nephews. His memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Seamen's Bethel, Johnny Cake Hill. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.


Michael DoCarmo

Feburary 18, 2002

43, of Dartmouth, Mass., died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 18, 2002. He was the husband of Rosary (Gordo) Do Carmo. Born in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Alice (Costa) Do Carmo and the late Nuno J. Do Carmo, he lived in this area all of his life. Mr. Do Carmo was a fisherman and captain of the Ilha Do Corvo F/V. He was also the captain of many other fishing vessels. He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church, Dartmouth. Survivors include his widow; his mother; and a daughter, Shantelle Do Carmo of Dartmouth. He was the brother of the late Nuno J. Do Carmo Jr. His funeral will be at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, New Bedford.


Kathy A. (Depina) Tavares

March 30, 2003

44, of New Bedford, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Tobey Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the wife of Joseph Tavares Jr. Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Daniel T. and Carlotta (Pina) DePina, she lived most of her life in Wareham and Fairhaven. She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Kinyon-Campbell Business School in New Bedford. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven. Mrs. Tavares was a certified assistant nurse at Blaire House in New Bedford until her illness. Survivors include her widower; a son, Courtney DePina of New Bedford; two daughters, Terryn and Janelle Tavares, both of New Bedford; a stepson, Joseph Tavares III of New Bedford; a stepdaughter, Shaylene Barros of New Bedford; two brothers, Daniel DePina of Fairhaven and Manuel DePina of New Bedford; three sisters, Drusilla Perry of Mattapoisett, Jane DePina and Regina Gomes, both of Fairhaven; three grandsons, Courtney DePina Jr. of Wareham, Durell Gonsalves and John Spinner, both of New Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.


Bruce L. Stroud

May 31, 2003

46, of Fairhaven died unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the son of Sarah A. (Bulgar) of Bronx, New York, and Thomas L. Stroud of New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford most of his life. Mr. Stroud was employed as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his parents, a daughter, Nasia Miller of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Wayne Stroud of Kansas City; a sister, Deborah L. Grahm of Fairhaven; Richard Andrews of Bronx, who was like a stepfather; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery


Steve Bachand

November 24, 2004

BACHAND passed on in New Bedford, Sunday November 21, 2004. Stephen B. age 47. Son of Raymond E. Bachand and Theresa M. (Thomas) Reynolds. Former husband of Brenda LaFrance. Father of Joshua Bachand. Stepfather of Corey Ellis. Brother of Donna M. Donnelly and her husband David D., Cheryl N. Alves and her husband Steven, Marianne G. Donnelly and her husband David R., Raymond T. Bachand and his fiance Penny Rosen, and the late Robert P. Bachand. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service Saturday at 1100 AM in the DONAGHY-HATHAWAY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County Street, NEW BEDFORD. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in care of the Center for Health and Human Services, 105 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. Published in the Standard-Times on 11/26/2004


Matthew (Butch) Demers

December 30, 2004

MARINA, Calf. -- Mathew "Butch" Demers, 47, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, after a short illness. He was the husband of Suwannee "Sandy" Demers. Born and raised in Fairhaven, Mass., the son of Janet Demers of New Bedford, Mass., and the late Robert Demers, he graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1976. He settled in Monterey at the end of his Coast Guard duty, living in the area for the past 28 years. He was the food service director for Meals on Wheels, Pacific Grove, for eight years, and more recently worked at the Defense Language Institute. He thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of preparing dinner for "the Mrs." at Pebble Beach. He enjoyed being with family and friends. He will be remembered for being kind, gentle and non-judgmental and for his great sense of humor. His interests included hiking, music, reading, traveling, and most of all, the Red Sox. Survivors include his widow; his mother; two stepsons, Thant and Thanit Rattanapunlop of Thailand; a brother, Robert of Dedham, Mass.; a sister, Sharon Cardoza of New Bedford; a niece and two nephews; two great-nieces; and his cat, Larry. Published in the Standard-Times on 01/07/2005.


Robert Marden

August 28, 2005

47, of Acushnet died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at home after a long illness. Born and raised in New Bedford, he was the son of Herbert Marden of New Bedford and the late Virginia (Baker) Lucio. He lived in Pennsylvania for many years before returning to this area 12 years ago. Mr. Marden worked as a corrections officer in Pennsylvania. He served in the Air Force from 1976 until 1980. Survivors include his father; a son, Robert Marden of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Jennifer Drucker and Kelly Marden, both of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Herbert Marden and Jeffrey Marden, both of New Bedford, and Michael Marden of Maine; two sisters, Diane Pacheco and Carol Williams, both of Acushnet; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. His committal service with military honors will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.


James W. Camacho

February 3, 2007

NEW BEDFORD – James W. Camacho, 48, of New Bedford, died Saturday, February 3, 2007, in St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Joseph and Anna (Borges) Camacho of Fairhaven. Mr. Camacho grew up in Fairhaven and graduated from Fairhaven High School with the Class of 1976. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven. Mr. Camacho was a manager at Strawberries Records until his illness. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Max, taking trips to Foxwoods and digging clams with his father. He also enjoyed playing Santa at Christmas for his family. He is survived by his parents; two sons, Troy J. Camacho and his wife Monique, and Ryan S. Camacho, all of New Bedford; a daughter, Victoria Camacho of Plymouth, NH; two brothers, Michael D. Camacho of Fairhaven and Brian W. Camacho and his wife Laura of Lakeville; two sisters, Patricia McCloud of Fairhaven and Kathleen Brastow and her husband Kim of North Attleboro; two grandchildren, Dominick Ferreira and Kandyce Camacho; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Debra J. (Costa) Baszak

September 11, 2007

NEW BEDFORD - Debra J. (Costa) Baszak, 49, of New Bedford, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of John B. Baszak, married 27 years; and daughter of Norma (Pimental) Costa of Fairhaven and the late Arthur F. Costa. She was born in New Bedford and lived in Fairhaven prior to returning to New Bedford seven years ago. She graduated from Fairhaven High School and had worked as a Doctor's Assistant at Tobey Hospital. Debra was an avid cook who enjoyed being with her family and friends during holidays and seasonal get-togethers. She touched the lives of many people she came in contact with, especially at Oncology, with her kindness and caring attitude, but mostly her smile. Survivors include her husband and her mother; her son, Ethan Baszak of New Bedford; her brother, Michael Costa and his wife, Harriet of Dartmouth; her mother-in-law, Theresa Baszak of New Bedford; her brother-in-law, Ted Baszak and his wife, Leslie of New Bedford; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Ponte of New Bedford; her three nephews, Alex Costa, Jonathan Ponte and Tim Baszak; and her niece, Jacqueline Baszak. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Coast Home Care Hospice, Attn: Patient/Caregiver Program, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Published in the Standard-Times on 9/13/2007.


Dale (Pullman) Davignon

December 28, 2007

Acushnet - Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, Dale S. (Pullman), 49. Significant other of Matthew Arsenault. She was cremated and her funeral was private. Arrangements were by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.





Robert P. Soares

January 1, 2008

NEW BEDFORD - Robert P. Soares, 51 of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 after a long illness in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Joseph M. and the late Anita L. (Fredette) Soares, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. Mr. Soares had been employed by Boston Towing and Transportation as a truck driver. Prior to that he worked for the Town of Fairhaven DPW. He was a member of the Fairhaven Varsity Club and loved listening to and recording music. He is survived by three brothers, Joseph Soares and his wife Deanna of Rockland, ME, Norman J. Soares of Fairhaven and Ernest W. Soares and his wife Dolores of Swansea; four sisters, Roberta J. Costa and her husband Milton of Florida, Sylvia Parr and her husband William of Fair Oaks, CA, Jeanne Zawrotuk and her husband Gene of Butler, PA and Maureen D. Cordeira of Fairhaven; an aunt, Connie Fredette of Fairhaven; an uncle, Jean Fredette of Dartmouth; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven with a funeral service at 7:00 PM. Cremation will follow. For Light a Candle, Memorial Register Facilty Directions go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call (508)994-9471.



Stanley J. Grabiec

January 12, 2008

FHS Principal of the Class of 1976

NEW BEDFORD - Stanley J. Grabiec, 83, of New Bedford, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at home, unexpectedly. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Walter and Agnes (Zabik) Grabiec, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a communicant of the former St. Casimir's Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A 1942 graduate of New Bedford High School, Mr. Grabiec was a former star Crimson athlete in basketball, football, and baseball. He attended Dean Academy Prep School and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. He received his Master's degree in Education from Columbia University. Mr. Grabiec returned to New Bedford High School where he taught social studies and coached basketball. He held the distinction of both playing and coaching the NBHS Whalers team that won a Tech Tournament Class A Championship in 1961. After retiring from the high school as basketball coach that same year, he was the school's guidance counselor for 8 years. He had also served as evening school principal in the New Bedford school system. In 1968, Mr. Grabiec took on the position of principal of Fairhaven High School. He was active in MA State Principals' Association activities and in supervising athletic programs throughout the state as part of the M.A.I.A. He retired as principal of the high school in 1983. Mr. Grabiec was inducted into the N.B.H.S. Gridiron Club Football Hall of Fame in 1991. His favorite pastime was playing golf. He was a member of the Polish and American World War Veterans, Knights of Columbus, Polish Benefit and Social Club, and Pulaski Club. Survivors include his sister, Alyce Belina of New Bedford; a nephew, William Belina, Sr., and his wife, Jean of Easthampton, MA; a niece, Karen Coleman of Ft. Fairfield, ME; 2 great-nephews, William Belina, Jr., of Hatfield, MA, and Kevin Belina of Easthampton, MA; 1 great-great niece, Marissa Belina and 1 great-great nephew, Ryan Belina, both of Hatfield, MA. His funeral Mass will be at 10a.m., Wednesday, in OLPH Church, followed by burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m., Tuesday. Arrangements are by Machnowski—Schick Funeral Home. Published in the Standard-Times from 1/14/2008 - 1/15/2008.



Steven Roderiques

January 28, 2008

CONCORD, NC Steven Rodrigues, 51, of Concord, North Carolina, formerly of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, January 28th, after a battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Darlene (York) Rodrigues. Born in New Bedford, the first son of Raymond and Theodora (Quirk) Rodrigues. He lived in Fairhaven most of his life before moving to North Carolina. He worked on a Naval Base as a foreman of an electrician crew. He enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing, watching his Patriots and listening to music. "Stevie" was a stand out football player in his younger years at Fairhaven High before injuring his knee. Survivors include his wife, Darlene (York) Rodrigues; son, Neil and his wife, Marilu; parents, Raymond Rodrigues, Theodora "Tillie" (Quirk); sisters, Sheila-Rae (Rodrigues) Dlugosinski, Sandra (Rodrigues) Kuczewski, Kathy Leonard; brothers, Garry Rodrigues, Paul Rodrigues; grandkids Trace, Sabrina and Brady Rodrigues. He also had many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was the brother of the late David Rodrigues. All friends and family can attend the Mass being held in his honor at St. Joseph Church on Spring St., in Fairhaven Monday at 10:00 am. There will also be a gathering for family and friends at the Town Crier in North Fairhaven following the Mass. Published in the Standard-Times on 2/1/2008.


Steven J. Calderbank Sr.

July 17, 2008

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL — Steven J. Calderbank Sr., 49, died accidentally at his home in Port Charlotte, on July 17, 2008. He was born in New Bedford, Ma., the son of Leonard and Jeanne Calderbank of Ft. Myers, FL. He lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Better known as "Caldy," he graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1976. He was employed as a Correctional Officer at Bridgewater State Prison until his retirement. Despite his move to Florida, he remained an avid fan of his "home teams," the Red Sox and the Patriots. He was known for his gentle heart, contagious laugh, and great sense of humor. He was a family man who will be missed dearly. Steve's survivors include his 3 beloved children: Steven Calderbank Jr., of New Bedford, Sarah Calderbank of Panama City, FL, and Kelly Bonner and her husband, Andrew of Cumberland, RI; 2 grandchildren: Rachael and Jordan Bonner; and 2 siblings: David Calderbank and Patricia Weinberg, both of Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Steve's memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Massachusetts Affiliate, which supports a cause dear to his heart. His memorial service will be celebrated on Sunday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m., at the Long Plain United Methodist Church, 1215 Main St., Acushnet. Published in the Standard-Times on 8/17/2008


Cletus J. Malloy

April 20, 2009

FHS Guidance Councilor of the Class of 1976

FALL RIVER — Cletus J. Malloy, 77, of Palmer St., Fall River, son of the late Dennis and Ellen (Wilkinson) Malloy; and brother of the late Dennis and William Malloy, died Monday, April 20, 2009. An educator, he was a member of the guidance departments of Somerset High School and Fairhaven High School and as Regional Director for the College Board, Princeton, NJ. Professionally recognized for his knowledge of college admissions and psychometrics, his professional life was enhanced by the scholastic success of his students and the positive recognition extended to him by his colleagues in higher education. A graduate of Coyle High School, Taunton, he earned his B. A. degree from Providence College and M.A. degree from Boston University. His avocation was spent as an antique dealer and critic and he was an avid collector of European artifacts, holding his membership in DCOTA and BDC. He is to be remembered as a person who truly appreciated the gift of life and because of his engaging personality he enjoyed a wide circle of friends. He was a member of the Retired Massachusetts Teachers Assn., and the Providence College Alumni Assn. He leaves siblings, Eileen Malloy Gallagher of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Falmouth and Dr. John P. Malloy and his wife, Mary Deane of Fall River; sister-in-law, Jeannette Malloy of Palm Beach, FL; and nieces and nephews, Dennis Malloy, Sarah Crowley, Patrick and Daniel Gallagher, Ellenmarie Rhone, Pamela Cravedi, William Malloy, Maura Bertrand, John, Kevin, Brendan and Patrick Malloy, Kathleen Vanasse and Sheila Obrist. His funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME, 690 So. Main St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass in St. Mary Cathedral at 10 a.m.. Cletus' student, Rev. Mark R. Hession, pastor of Centerville's Our Lady of Victory Parish, Principal Celebrant. Burial, St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation, Friday 5 to 8 p.m. LARGE PARKING AREA and BARRIER-FREE ENTRANCE at the rear of funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saints Peter and Paul School, 240 Dover St., Fall River MA 02721 would be appreciated.


Antone (Tony) Fernandes

September 12, 2009

NEW BEDFORD — Tony Fernandes, 51, of Fairhaven, died unexpectedly September 12, 2009, at the New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital. He was born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel J. and Cora J. (Daignault) Fernandes and had been a life long resident of Fairhaven. He was employed as a truck driver for Mainline Tire. Mr. Fernandes enjoyed watching the Red Sox and playing cards. Survivors include 2 sisters, Nancy Parent and June Wylie, both of Fairhaven; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends, Kathy and Sue. He was the uncle of the late Wendy Mitchell. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Blacky. Graveside service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 10AM at River-Side Cemetery, 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA. www.southcoastfuneralhome.com.


Greta A. Janusz

January 19th, 2011

Attorney Greta A. Janusz, 52, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, after a brief period of declining health. She was the wife of Gary S. Matheson. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Jacob Janusz and Barbara (Kennerson) McCoy of Fairhaven, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven where she was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Greta was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and attended Fitchburg State College. She later graduated from Marquette University and received her degree in Law from the New England School of Law. She was passionate about law and worked as a self employed attorney. Greta was a supporter of the Market Ministries in New Bedford and enjoyed the beach, traveling, and spending time with her sons. Survivors include her husband and mother; two sons, Marcos Janusz Matheson and Jacob Janusz Matheson both of Fairhaven; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Greta was the sister of the late Luke and Mark Janusz. Funeral Information In accordance with her wishes she was cremated and memorial calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8 PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be private. Published in the Standard-Times on 1/23/2011


Cindy Hopkins

March 28th 2011

FAIRHAVEN — Cynthia Mae Hopkins, age 52, of Fairhaven, died March 28, 2011, unexpectedly. Born in Acushnet, a daughter of Edna R. (Stephenson) Hopkins of Fairhaven and the late Eldon A. Hopkins, Jr., she was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. A graduate of Fairhaven High School, Class of 1976, she also attended BCC then worked as a mental health associate for Caritas Lodge Group — NORCAP- for five years. Surviving in addition to her mother; one daughter, Katie M. Hopkins of Fairhaven; two brothers, Eldon Hopkins, III of Acushnet, Stephen Hopkins of Fairhaven; two sisters, Jessica Hopkins of New Bedford and Cheryl Hopkins of Fairhaven; sister-in-law, Vicky Pavao of Florida; aunt, Mary Powers of New York; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by Robert Pavao, Katie's father. Visiting hours Sunday, April 3, 2011, 2-4 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Prayer Service at 4PM in the funeral home. Published in the Standard-Times on 4/1/2011


Mitchell Mello

April 24th 2011

Mitchell J. Mello, 53, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 24, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Born in Acushnet, the son of Annebelle (Brennan) Mello of Fairhaven and the late Antone F. “Tony” Mello, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. Mitchell was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and he attended SMU in Dartmouth. He was a manager at Price Rite for the past 10 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven and enjoyed cooking, boating and was a member of the Friendly Son’s of St. Patrick. Survivors include his mother; two daughters, Traci and Erin Mello both of Fairhaven; two brothers, Dale and Douglas Mello both of Fairhaven; a grandson, Mason; his longtime companion, Xiomara Sena of Providence, RI; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Information His calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. His funeral will be Friday, April 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be in Naskatucket Cemetery, Fairhaven.


Michael L. Menard

June 2, 2011

November 7, 1957 - June 2, 2011 Michael L. Menard, 53, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at home. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Lionel and Solveig (Kristiansen) Menard, he grew up in Fairhaven and had resided in New Bedford for the past 10 years. Mr. Menard previously owned the bait shop, "Goin Fishin" in New Bedford. He enjoyed being out on the water, boating and sport fishing. Survivors include his sister, Martha Plummer and her husband Brian of Fairhaven and his nieces and nephews, Kristen, Eric, James and Caitlyn. He was the brother of the late David Menard. A Memorial Service will be held onJune 8th at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Place in Fairhaven. Burial will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the church. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn. For online tributes: www.waring-sullivan.com Memorial Service Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:00am Trinity Lutheran Church 16 Temple Pl, Fairhaven, MA 02719-4005


Kim (Streck) Borges

September 20, 2011

Kim Katherine (Streck) Borges 52 of Fairhaven, passed away at home on September 20, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Walter Streck and the late Judith (Barboza) Charboneau and step daughter of Leo Charboneau of Acushnet. She was employed by various agencies as a home health aide. Survivors include her step father, her son Ryan Borges of Fairhaven, her daughter Bethany Streck of New Bedford, her companion Lionel Nadeau, her brothers Walter Streck of Taunton, Kevin Streck of Maine, Scott Charboneau of New Bedford, her grandson Shad Sacramento of New Bedford, her cousins Melody Soares, Mark Ehly and several other cousins, aunts and uncles. A funeral mass with her cremated remains present will be said 11:00am Friday at St. Mary's church in Fairhaven. Burial of her cremains will be in Sacred Heart cemetery.


Mr. Lincoln Tripp Oxford School 6th Grade Educator

February 3, 2012

TAUNTON — Lincoln S. Tripp, 80, of Westport, died Friday, February 3, 2012, at Morton Hospital, Taunton. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Leslie J. and Evelyn G. (Lambert) Tripp, he was a lifelong resident of Westport. Prior to retirement, he was a teacher in the Fairhaven School System (FHS Class of '76's 6th Grade teacher). Mr. Tripp was the former president and director of the Westport Historical Society and had been a member of various post card clubs. Survivors include 2 sisters: Gaile L. Fletcher of Westport and Karen G. Gavel of N. Grafton, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Monday, February 6, 2012, at POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Rd., Westport at 12:30 P.M. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service 11:30 -12:30. Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Westport Historical Society, P.O. Box N188, Westport, MA 02790.


George W. Evans - FHS Educator

February 29, 2012

George W. Evans of Mattapoisett died at St. Luke's Hospital on February 29, 2012 due to complications from ulcerative colitis. George "Buster" Evans was born in Fairhaven to the late Kathryn L. Evans and James W. Evans. His love for Mattapoisett, the sea and all things nature will live on through his wife, son, extended family and many friends. For 46 years, he found great happiness restoring an old carriage house in Mattapoisett which he affectionately referred to as the "The Barn" on Water Street. Sailing, skiing, and singing with friends were among his favorite activities. Buster received his Bachelor's Degree from Stonehill College. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army in both Japan and Korea. Upon completing his service, he did his graduate work at Boston College and pursued a career in education. Later he received his certification in Distributive Education from UMass Amherst. He went on to teach Distributive Education, a program that he introduced at Fairhaven High School. While there, he took great pleasure in teaching marketing, merchandising and salesmanship to senior year students. Upon retirement, he became a buyer's broker for commercial real estate. Buster was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett and a member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association (MTA) and National Educators Association for Retirees (NEA). Buster is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathleen McIntyre Evans of Mattapoisett and a son Dr. Mark F. Evans of Columbia, Maryland. He also leaves behind a beloved sister Joann Evans Mee, an adored niece Jennifer Mee Collyer and three grand-nephews, David Mee, Evan Collyer, and Ryan Mee. He is predeceased by his brother, James F. Evans and adored nephews William "Billy" Mee and Karl M. Collyer. In accordance with the wishes of the deceased, calling hours are omitted. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am, Saturday March 10 at St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program of Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saunders.com


Steve D. Howarth

June 21, 2012

Steven D. Howarth, 55, of Attleboro, died on June 21 at New England Sinai hospital with his daughter and wife holding his hands and his brothers and sisters by his side, following an heroic year-long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Rebecca Marshall-Howarth to whom he was married on October 15, 1983. Born in New Bedford, MA, on January 26, 1957, he was a son of the late John P. and Gertrude (Bariteau) Howarth. Raised and educated in Fairhaven, MA. Mr. Howarth moved to the City of Attleboro in 1985. Mr. Howarth enjoyed woodworking, working in his yard, and all Boston sports, but most of all,he loved spending time with his family. He was brilliant, kind, funny, and loving. He will be remembered as the best father and husband anyone could ever ask for, as well as a wonderful brother, uncle, friend, co-worker, and (according to a neighbor) the unofficial “mayor” of Robin’s Nest. He was always there with whatever you needed – a helping hand; advice with what seemed like unlimited knowledge, innovation, and talent; a smile; a sillysong; or, sometimes when it was most appropriate, a sarcastic remark. He had an unparalleled work ethic. He will be missed and those of us who were close to him are all better people because we knew him. His spirit and positive attitude during his illness were remarkable. Throughout the ordeal, he displayed dignity, strength, and determination. One of the doctors said he was inspirational. In addition to his wife of28 years, he leaves his daughter,Stefanie A. Howarth of Attleboro, who has been the love of his life since the day she was born. He had six siblings, John P. Howarth Jr. and his wife Cristina Cordoba of Acushnet, MA; Susan Faria and her husband Robert of Fairhaven, MA; Peter Howarth and his wife Sharon of Fairhaven, MA; Michael Howarth of Bismark, North Dakota; Janet Hemingway and her husband Thomas of Fairhaven, MA; and Lisa Moniz and her husband Kenneth of Fairhaven, MA. In addition, he leaves “water relatives” Michael and DarrahMcCann of Bradenton, FL. He also leaves two Goddaughters, Kendra Wingate of Palmetto, FL and Erin Moniz of New Bedford, MA; nephews James Howarth, Keith Moniz, and Tyler Hemingway; nieces Katie Faria, Jillian Maciel, Amanda Howarth, and Erin Deckinga; seven great nephews and nieces;extended family members; co-workers;neighbors;and good friends. Mr. Howarth received an associate’s degree from New England Technical Institute. Hewas a dedicated employee, working in the cable industry for more than 30 years, starting at Whaling City Cable in New Bedford, continuing with Colony Communications in Pawtucket, and working most recently as a Technical Supervisor for Comcast in North Attleboro, Taunton, and Fall River. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Celebration of His Life and a Sharing of Memories on Monday, June 25, 2012 anytime between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), North Attleboro. A children's room will be available during the remembrance gathering. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main Street – Route 152, Attleboro with the Rev. Richard M. Roy, Pastor, officiating. There will be no funeral cortege from the funeral home prior to the commencement of the Funeral Mass. Burial will be private. Following church services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced. Scholarships have been established in Attleboro and Fairhaven to help a senior at both schools each year to attend college. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Steven D. Howarth Memorial Scholarship: For an Attleboro High Senior: Steven D. Howarth Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/oAttleboro Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1666, Attleboro, MA 02703. For a Fairhaven High Senior: Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars, Steven D. Howarth Memorial Scholarship, Attention: Doug Medeiros, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven, MA 02719 For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200


Dianne W. Lyonnais

October 25, 2012

Dianne W. Lyonnais, age 66, passed away, Thursday, October 25, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert Lyonnais. Born and raised in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Walter P. Wesoly and Mary (Izdebski) Wesoly, she resided in Fairhaven for 41 years before moving back to New Bedford. She was a 1963 graduate of New Bedford High School and a 1972 graduate of SMU. She worked as a teacher of mathematics at the Elizabeth Hastings Middle School for 26 years until her retirement in 1998. Dianne was an avid tennis player and a best friend to Wendy Rocha, Janet Robert, Charleen Lavalette, Nancy Parent and Charlotte Coutinho, as well as many others of WCTA. She especially enjoyed being with her retired teacher friends, namely Mary Jo Ahlander, Carol Moniz, Marilyn Goss and the many others, too many to name. Throughout her battle with cancer she always provided us with the broadest and most pleasant smile imaginable by which to remember her. Survivors in addition to her husband are her children Suzanne Sumner of New Bedford; Robert W. Lyonnais and his wife Helen of Belgium; a sister, Connie Weaver and her husband Tobey of North Carolina and 6 grandchildren, Amanda, Brooke and Cayte Lyonnais, Mark and Erik Desrosiers and Ryan Couitt. She was the mother of the late Stephen Lyonnais. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9 am at St Mary's Church, 440 Main Street Fairhaven, MA. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church.Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA.



Lynn (Reedwich) Lisiewski

April 29th 2013

This is Lynn's husband Wayne Lisiewski...my beloved wife and best friend of 30 years passed away yesterday morning. Your messages of condolences are very appreciated. Thank you all for having a part of my wife's life....services are being planned for 5\11\13 at Stockton Stockton Baptist Church. Thank you all so much


Carlton C. Albriton

June 26, 2013

NEW BEDFORD — Carlton C. Albritton, of Acushnet, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Heather J. Isherwood Albritton with whom he shared 22 years of marriage. Born in Point, Louisiana, the son of the late Woodie and Onie (Henderson) Albritton, he had resided in Acushnet for 57 years. He served in the United States Army and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Albritton was a graduate of Junction City High School in Louisiana, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern State College in Arkansas and received his Master's degree in Administration from Bridgewater State College. Mr. Albritton began his successful career in education in Fairhaven as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal and retired as principal of Fairhaven High School in 1989. He was a member of the Old Colony School and New Building Committee, the Acushnet Elementary Building Needs Committee, the St. Luke's Hospital Nursing Advisory Committee, the MA Teachers and Principals Association, the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association, and was inducted into the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame booklet dedication. Carlton enjoyed fishing, hunting, travelling and the company of his loving family. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Carlton C. Albritton, Jr., Dwayne Albritton and his wife Tricia, Bradford Albritton, Morgan Albritton, Brianne Albritton and the late Lisa Albritton; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Jamison, Abrah, Matthew, Alexander and Abigail; and four great-grandchildren. His funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 10am in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7pm. Burial in River-Side Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carlton's memory may be made to the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association.


Kevin D. Cadieux

July 8, 2013

FALL RIVER ó Kevin D. Cadieux, 78, of Westport and formerly of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Stanley) Cadieux and the late Elizabeth "Betty" (Corcoran) Cadieux. Kevin was born in Acushnet, a son of the late Adrian and Palma (Champegny) Cadieux, he was a life-long resident of the area. Mr. Cadieux graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1951. After graduation, he went on to graduate from the University of Maine where he lettered in both football and baseball. In 1955 Kevin was a Kappa Sigma All-American. He graduated from University of Maine and held a Masters from Bridgewater State College. Kevin was a gifted athlete and coach in football and baseball, including participation in semi-pro teams. He followed college football and the Boston Red Sox for the rest of his life. He taught in the Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford schools. He delighted in coaching football and baseball in Fairhaven and Dartmouth, where he enriched the lives of many students and players. In 1998, Mr. Cadieux was inducted into the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame. Kevin was president of the Fairhaven Teacher's Association, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Fairhaven Varsity Club. Kevin loved fishing and was happiest when on his boat or posing for a picture with a 'great catch.' Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Steven Cadieux, Kevin Cadieux and his wife Barbara, Lisa Stoeckle and her husband Phillip, Lori Almeida and her husband Joseph, all of Fairhaven; Joe Fernandes and his wife Shelly of Westport; Kim Corazzini and her husband Joseph of Mattapoisett; his sister, Lynne Kania of Lincoln, RI; and his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Fernandes. He loved his sixteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was father of the late Richard Fernandes and brother of the late Donald Cadieux. Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours, Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 4-8 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Funeral and burial will be private. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to the Matty Oliveira Memorial Fund, 17 Holiday Dr., Fairhaven, MA 02719.


Peter H. Gaucher

October 29, 2013

NEW BEDFORD — Peter H. Gaucher, 55, of New Bedford, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, the son of Sylvia A. (Frost) Gaucher of Fairhaven and the late Felix Gaucher, Jr., he lived in Fairhaven and New Bedford for most of his life. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. Peter had a love for music all of his life. He played many instruments and was most fond of playing bass guitar and flute. He played with many area bands. He had an expertise in constructing sound systems. Peter was a very generous person and always willing to help everyone. Survivors include his mother; his sister, Jane Boynton and her husband Richard of New Bedford; and his nieces and nephews, Hannah-Joy Beaulieu and her husband Timothy of Acushnet, Benjamin Boynton and his wife Stephanie of Easton, Hillary Boynton of New Bedford, Haylee Boynton of Alhambra, CA, and Heather, Justin, and Andrea Speer, all of New Jersey. He also leaves behind his beloved cat. He was the brother of the late Ann E. Speer. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


Paula J. Aeillo

December 3, 2013

NEW BEDFORD — Paula J. Aiello, 55, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Born in New Bedford, daughter of Constance "Connie" (Laflamme) Aiello of Fairhaven and the late John Aiello, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven. Paula graduated from Fairhaven High School and later had worked as an office manager/councilor for Nutri/System. She loved horses, both riding and training and also enjoyed volunteering at local soup kitchens. She is survived by her mother; a son, Jason Aiello of Fairhaven; three brothers, Thomas Aiello and his wife Martha and John Aiello and his wife Germaine, all of Fairhaven and Peter Aiello and his wife Tina of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Nina Aiello of Fairhaven and Lisa Aiello-Cambra and her husband John of Lakeland, Florida; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Her funeral will be Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 8:00 am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery #2, New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shepherd's Pantry, P.O. Box 760, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For memorial register or facility directions go to, www.hathawayfunerals.com or call (508) 994-9471.


Scott Perry

December 9, 2013

Scott M. Perry of New Bedford died suddenly on December 9, 2013 in Saint Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. He was 57. He was born on June 8, 1956 in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph W. and Gertrude Emma (MacMillen) Perry and attended local schools. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Town of Fairhaven Highway Department. Scott is survived by relatives and friends. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.



Peter D. Mendell - Class '76 Hasting Junior High Educator

April 15, 2014

Peter D. Mendell, 75, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Royal of Fairhaven after a long period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John D. and Claire (Shurtleff) Mendell, he was a life long resident of the town. Peter was a 1957 graduate of Fairhaven High School where he excelled in sports and was a member of the Football, Basketball, Track and Tennis teams. He was voted outstanding senior athlete and was the recipient of the Sparrow Cup. Peter was a 2008 inductee to the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of the New Bedford Institute of Technology now UMass Dartmouth, where he played basketball and tennis. Mr. Mendell was a school teacher for 23 years in the Fairhaven School system retiring from Hastings Middle School in 1985. He was also the former owner of the Sailaway in Mattapoisett and Sylmo Syrup in New Bedford. Peter was the former Executive Director of the Fairhaven Boys Club, a member of the Fairhaven Varsity Club and an avid sports fan, especially the Patriots. He is survived by a son, Scott T. Mendell of Chandler, AZ; two grandchildren, Jacob and Chase Mendell; a brother, Thomas R. Mendell and his wife Barbara of Fairhaven and their children, David M. Mendell of Westport and Kristine A. Mendell of West Palm Beach, FL. In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4-7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.



Evelyn May (Silveira) Pursley - Class '76 Fairhaven High (Home Economics) Educator

August 25, 2014

MATTAPOISETT — Evelyn May (Silveira) Pursley, 92, passed peacefully at home on Monday, August 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of Mattapoisett and communicant of St. Anthony's Church, she was the daughter of the late Antone Silveira and Carolinda (Avila) Silveira. She was the beloved wife of the late Gene Everett Pursley whom she met while serving in the US Navy. She is predeceased by her husband, Gene (2005), and brother, Milton A. Silveira (2013). She is survived by her son, Ricky Pursley. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Carinda (Pursley) Soulos and husband, Perry, Julia (Pursley) Fill and husband, Dan, and Rianna Pursley. She is also survived by her sister, Alberta "Birdie" Silveira; nephew, Leland Silveira and wife, Lara; nephew, Doug Silveira; niece, Carolyn Krumrey and husband, Bill; and nephew, Scott Silveira and wife, Susan.
Evelyn was a proud graduate of Mattapoisett Junior High School, 1935, Fairhaven High School 1938, New York Institute of Dietetics 1954, Fitchburg State College (B.S.) 1969, and Framingham State College (M. Ed.) 1972. She held Certifications from the Massachusetts Department of Education in Home Economics, Secondary School Instructor, Culinary Arts Chef, Guidance Counselor, and Director of Evening Adult Education. She taught Foods and Nutrition and Family Living at Fairhaven High School from 1967-1985. She was also the Director of Evening Adult Education at Fairhaven H.S. from 1974-1978. She taught at New Bedford Vocational High School - Adult Evening Practical Arts from 1955-1958 and was a substitute teacher there from 1963-1967. She taught hundreds of students during her teaching career and made a huge impact on her students' lives. She was a member of the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Planning and Building Committee.
Evelyn was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy (WAVES 1943-1948, USN 1948-1952) having enlisted in 1943. She quickly rose to the rank of Chief. She served both in World War II and the Korean War, and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Area Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. While serving at the N.T.S. Hunter College NY in 1943, her WAVES unit was passed in review by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. This past year, she was awarded her 60-year continuous membership in the Florence Eastman Post 280 American Legion, Mattapoisett. She was the first Woman Commander of Post 280, Past President WAVES National Unit 18 Cape Cod, and Charter Member - Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation (1991) in Washington, DC. Evelyn was the Past President Massachusetts Home Economics Association, Past President Southeastern Massachusetts Home Economics Association, and Past President Psi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gama (Women Educator's International Society). The Massachusetts Governor appointed her to the Commission for Vocational Technical Education and she served on the Board of Directors. She was a member of several teachers associations at the local, state and national level.
Evelyn was a Hospice Trainer and Volunteer serving on the Annual Giving Campaign, First Coordinator of Volunteers, and Member, Chairperson, Past President and on the Board of Directors of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging; Member, Chairperson, Past President and on the Board of Directors for Coastline Elderly Services; Chairperson of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts State Secretary of Elder Affairs; and the Past President, and First and Second Vice President of the Tobey Hospital Guild. Along with her husband, Gene, they co-chaired the Tobey Hospital Capital Campaign for Mattapoisett. She also was a Past Representative of the Telephone Pioneers of America (largest volunteer organization in the USA).
In addition to serving on Massachusetts Governor Paul Celluci's Transition Team for Elderly Affairs, she was the recipient of the following rewards as a testament to her service: Delta Kappa Gamma Society Achievement Award, Mattapoisett Woman of the Year, Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River for St. Anthony's Church, Frank J. Manning Award from Governor Paul Celluci (the Highest State Award given for Elderly Advocacy), DOVE Award for Service to Elders from the Office of Elders Affairs, Telephone Pioneer Partner of the Month Award Thomas Sherwin Chapter, Golden Citation-American Business Woman's Association, Professional Development Certificate Old Rochester Regional High School, and Outstanding Board Member Massachusetts Home Care.
Funeral from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett Saturday at 9 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours Friday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Florence Eastman Post 280 American Legion, P.O. Box 738, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.



Ronald E. Waclawik

October 9, 2014

WORCESTER — Ronald Ezekiel Waclawik, 55, sculptor, passed away on October 9, 2014 following a yearlong battle with cancer. Ron is survived by his wife of 37 years, Laurice Waclawik of Millis, MA, his daughter and son in law Julie and Norwood Pearson-Waclawik of Quincy, MA, and his daughter Colleen Waclawik of Millis, MA, three brothers and four sisters-in law, (the late) Stanley and Vivian Waclawik of Millis, MA, Francis and Mea Waclawik of Fullerton, CA, Daniel and Lee Waclawik of Oswego, NY and Stephen and Frances Waclawik of Vermont. In addition, an aunt Stephanie Pilat of Acushnet, MA, several nieces, nephews and grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. His family will sorely miss the gentle, loving man that he was. Ron graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sculpture in 1985, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1991. He worked eight years at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI, where he was an inventor or co-inventor on eight U. S. patents. Ron was passionate about life and did everything with enthusiasm. From his early years as an auto body mechanic where he fabricated body parts from sheet metal rather than purchasing new ones, to his final working years of making molds to produce the plastic housings for medical equipment, he loved to make things. He made sculpture first and foremost, but in his employment made marble and granite countertops and granite window trim and fluted columns for a building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to name a few. The burial will be on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am at Riverside Cemetery at 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719, followed by a memorial service at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Medfield, at 26 North St., Medfield, MA 02052 at 11:30 am. All are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA Centerville, as that is where we adopted his constant loving companion, Angel, at 1577 Falmouth Rd., Centerville, MA 02632, and please note In Memory of Ronald Waclawik on the memo line.

Armand Mickune-Santos ("Mickey")

January 3 2015

Armand M. "Mickey" Mickune-Santos, 56, of Lakeville died January 3, 2015 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of Kyle K. Mickune-Santos. Born in New Bedford, the son of Norma (Duarte) Santos of Fairhaven and the late Armand Santos, he was raised in Fairhaven and lived in Lakeville for the last 10 years. Mickey was employed as a teacher at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and prior to that was a teacher at Dartmouth High School. He enjoyed coaching and watching his daughters sporting events, kayaking, the outdoors and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mickey was a graduate of Fairhaven High School where he played football and in 2012, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He later played football at Tabor Academy and Boston University where he graduated in 1981. He was a former member of the Livsey Club. Survivors include his wife; his mother; 3 daughters, Raelyn M. Santos, Keanna M. Santos and Sierra M. Santos, all of Lakeville; a sister, Truddi Santos-Clark of Fairhaven; 2 grandchildren, Trae Peters and Niyah Santos-Reverdes; 2 nephews, Jayson and Ryan; and 3 great-nieces, Amanda, Asia and Arianna. His visiting hours will be held on Saturday 1/10/15 day from 11 AM to 4 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoiset. Burial will be private. For directions and guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

Wayne Wilson

January 26, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL — Wayne Wilson of Port Charlotte, FL (originally of Fairhaven, MA) passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on January 26 at the age of 79. Wayne was born in Norwalk, CT to the parents of Wesley and Ruth (Brown) Wilson. He is survived by his sons Kyle of Kansas City, MO, James of Westport, MA, daughters Lynne (Martinez) and Leigh (Beckman) of Port Charlotte. He is predeceased by his wife Joyce (who passed five days earlier), son Craig, and sister Jean (Loving). He was the proud and loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren - Nicole (Hartley), Ryan Wilson, Kelsey (Santos), Kylie and Cayne (Martinez), Reid and Laelle (Beckman), and Henry and Ben Wilson. Wayne was a graduate of Springfield College and went on to play professional baseball for the Milwaukee (now Atlanta) Braves organization from 1958-61. Wayne joined the Fairhaven School system in 1961 where he served as a physical education teacher until 1992. He also served as the town’s Recreation Director from 1977-1992 and the school department’s Director of Physical Education and Athletics from 1981-1992. It is, however, for his basketball coaching that he is best known. Wayne took over as Head Basketball Coach for Fairhaven High School in 1961 and coached successfully until the end of the 1980 season. His 1978 team reached the State Finals and in 1992 he was inducted into the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. A service to celebrate the lives of Wayne and Joyce Wilson will be held on Saturday February, 7th at 11am at the Deep Creek Community Church located at 1500 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Buddy Thomas: Reflecting on the life of Fairhaven great Wayne Wilson

By Buddy Thomas bthomas@s-t.com Posted Jan. 27, 2015 @ 6:26 pm He lost some big games during his 17-year reign as the boys basketball coach at Fairhaven High School. But, somehow, he always seemed to rebound. Unfortunately, Wayne Wilson never got to rebound from the toughest loss of his life. If Wayne ever felt pressure, it rarely showed. Not even prior to the start of that 1963 season when he replaced coaching legend Mel Entin on the Fairhaven bench. Three years later any perceived pressure dissipated when Wayne led Fairhaven to the first of back-to-back Capeway Conference basketball championships on the strength of a 30-game winning streak. A decade later, Wayne guided the 1977-78 Fairhaven team to an Eastern Mass. Div. 2 Championship, falling one win shy of a state title when Springfield Commerce held off his Blue Devils, 67-59. Fairhaven never did win a state championship under his direction, but the toughest loss of Wayne's life would come years later, well into his retirement days when his beloved wife, Joyce, died after a 24-year battle with breast cancer. I don't know how Wayne was handling his latest loss but I'd like to think he would have, in time, eventually rebounded. Unfortunately, he didn't have any time. Sometime Monday, Wayne passed away. Death came quickly, leaving a family devastated and a large circle of friends stunned. From all reports, Wayne was happy in his retirement years in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was active, his family was growing and his wife continued to defy the odds and give strength to anyone who knew her and the history of her long battle with cancer. But those who knew him better than most said Wayne missed coaching. He often talked about those glory days of past when he sat on the bench of Hastings Junior High and helped guide his Fairhaven basketball teams to a series of successful seasons. But those conversations were limited to those who shared the glory. Wayne was a humble man who was always quick to change the route when the direction turned to his own personal achievements. He was proud of the Distinguished Coaches' Award he received is 1980. Just as proud as he was of the Coach of the Year Award he received from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association two years earlier. But whenever the conversation turned to that 1977-78 season, Wayne only wanted to talk about the "Starting Seven" that brought an EMass championship trophy back to Fairhaven High School. Jim Hennessy, Phil Graves, Gary Furtado, Chuck Tillett, Matt Gamache, Steve Lombardo and Mike Samiao. The names continued to roll off his tongue as quickly and smoothly weeks ago as they did in the last millennium during that still-unforgettable '77-'78 season. A native of Connecticut, Wayne never forget his adopted home of Fairhaven. And, Fairhaven High never forget him. In 1995, he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame and traveled from his Florida home to attend the ceremony. He and Joyce visited Fairhaven often, usually around the town's Homecoming Weekend in late June, where they spent a handful of days visiting family, friends and reliving the past. A few years ago Wayne came home again — this time to attend the dedication of the high school's gymnasium floor in his name. As usual, Joyce was at his side. Those were just a few of the happier moments in a life sprinkled with tragedy. In 1984 Wayne's 20-year-old son, Craig, was killed in a motorcycle accident. In 1993, his mother, Ruth, passed away. Joyce's death came on Jan. 22, just three days before the couple's 44th anniversary. Somehow, Wayne managed to rebound from the death of his son. He also rebounded from the death of his mother. Unfortunately, we'll never know if he would have rebounded from the passing of his beloved wife. Rest in peace, Wayne. You were the best.

Alama Jean Campbell - Class '76 - F. H. S. Educator

February 20th, 2015

FAIRHAVEN — Alma Jean Campbell, 87, of Mattapoisett, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center in Fairhaven. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Hiel Stillman and Flora M. (Remington) Campbell, she graduated from John Marshall High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. She lived in Dartmouth in the sixties and settled in Mattapoisett in 1969. Alma was a school teacher for 38 years retiring from Fairhaven High School in 1992 after teaching there for 33 years. She was an avid golfer playing at the Rochester Golf Club and in various women's leagues at Poquoy Brook, Lakeville and Rochester Golf Clubs. She is survived by close friends, Jane McGowan and Joan Bisbee both of Fairhaven. Ms Campbell was the sister of the late Hiel S. Campbell, Jr. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, 1015 at 11:00am in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Visitation will be from 10-11am prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. For memorial register or facility directions go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.



Evelyn L. Martin - F. H. S. Secretary for 46 years

June 10, 2015

Evelyn L. Martin, of Fairhaven, died peacefully at Epoch Senior Health, in Harwich, on Wednesday, June 10th, at the age of 91. She was the wife of the late Arthur Martin.
Mrs. Martin was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1924 to the late John M. Teixeira and Mary Rose Teixeira. She graduated from Fairhaven High School where she then became secretary to the principal in 1942. She served as secretary to four principals and many thousands of students over the course of 46 years. While at Fairhaven High School, Mrs. Martin served on many committees and thoroughly enjoyed assisting students in all their activities, particularly those involving drama and musical productions. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, in North Fairhaven, for all of her life, serving on many church committees including the parish council. A lifetime member of St. Mary’s Golden Agers, she was particularly proud to serve as “Sunshine Lady” for many years. Mrs. Martin was also a member of the North Fairhaven Improvement Association and the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association. Throughout her many years of service to the students and faculty of Fairhaven High School and the Town of Fairhaven, Mrs. Martin was the recipient of countless honors and awards.
Evelyn cherished her family above all. She was the admired and cherished mother of Janet Collette and her husband Alan of Dennis, and the proud grandmother of Kristin Bigda and her husband Bryan of Pembroke, and Allyson Collette of Dennis. She was especially thrilled to meet her new great grandson, Zachary Bigda. Evelyn was predeceased by her sister, Mary E. Olivera, with whom she traveled extensively in her retirement. She also leaves her beloved godson, John Olivera of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her daughter is especially grateful for the extraordinary, loving care her mother received from the staff at Epoch Assisted Living of Brewster and the staff of Epoch Senior Health of Harwich, who treated her with grace and dignity to the end.
Visitation will be Monday, June 15th, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. Her funeral will be at 8 am on Tuesday, June 16th, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in St. Mary’s Church, 440 Main Street, Fairhaven. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in New Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Fairhaven Alumni Association, P.O. Box 6, Fairhaven, MA 02719.



Suzan (Caswell) Sylvia

July 20th 2015

New Bedford – Suzan (Caswell) Sylvia, age 58, passed away on Monday July 20, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the loving wife of Jeffrey Sylvia and the daughter of Lillian (Moura) and Warren Caswell. Born in New Bedford, Suzan spent all of her life in this area and worked for several years as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Mattapoisett Nursing Home and St. Luke’s Hospital. She loved to be outdoors camping with her family or gardening in the yard. She was also a very skilled cook and bowler. Mrs. Sylvia had many talents and hobbies, but her family is what she held closest to her heart especially her grandchildren. Her family includes her husband, Jeffrey Sylvia, of New Bedford; 2 sons: Nathan Dean and his girlfriend, Kristie Silva, and Nicholas Dean, both of New Bedford; 2 stepsons: Christopher Sylvia and Corey Sylvia, both of New Bedford; 2 grandchildren, Mya Silva and Reece Dean; 2 sisters: Carol Brizida of New Bedford and the late Cheryl Caswell; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Monday, July 27th from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend. Final Disposition will be private. Arrangements placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. in New Bedford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.



Sharon (Downey) Gimerilli

June 10th 2016

All is known is Sharon passed in her sleep in Florida in June 10th 2016. November 11th 1958 to June 10th 2016 R.I.P.



Raymond P. Galary

September 30th, 2016

FAIRHAVEN — Raymond P. Galary, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 30, 2016 at the age of 58. He was the son of the late Boleslaw “Bill’ Galary and Theresa (Morris) Galary of Fairhaven. Raymond was born in New Bedford and moved to Fairhaven at age two. He attended Fairhaven schools, played drums with the Fairhaven High Band and was on the Fairhaven High Hockey team. He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Raymond was employed by Electric Boat in Rhode Island for 15 years as a X-ray Welder on their submarines. He also worked for over 23 years as a Welder and manager of the boat yard at Marine Hydraulics. Raymond is survived by his mother Theresa (Morris) Galary and his long time loving companion Margaret Barrett of Fairhaven; two sons, Justin Galary and Jacob Galary and his wife Kendra all of Fairhaven; a brother, William Galary and his wife Ruth of Fairhaven; his nephew Jason Galary and his wife Stephanie of Rochester; he leaves two precious grandsons, Bentley and Declan Galary of Fairhaven and one beautiful grandniece Mia Galary of Rochester; several cousins and one special cousin Louise Texeira and her husband Jose of Acushnet; one uncle, John Morris and his wife Evangeline of So. Dartmouth. Raymond loved the Bruins and Patriots but most of all spending holidays and birthdays with his loving family and spending his summers in his trailer at Horseneck Beach in Westport. Raymond was a person that always put everyone first before himself. He was a loving person and will be sorely missed. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. His funeral service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:30am in the funeral home followed by interment in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. For memorial register or facility directions go to, www.hathawayfunerals.com or call (508)994-9471. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.



Marc M. Leclair

February 20th, 2017

Marc M. Leclair, 58, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday February 20, 2017. He was the son of Cecile Leclair of Milton and the late Raymond W. Leclair, He was raised in Fairhaven and lived his whole life in the New Bedford area. Marc was the proprietor of Leclair Bros. Contracting. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved daughters, Jacqueline of Brookline and Nicole of Fairhaven; his siblings, Paul and sister-in-law Mary Alice of Fayetteville, NC, and Suzanne and John, both of Milton; and his grandson Harrison. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 1 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. His family will receive visitors from 11:30 AM – 1 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.



Natile Hemmingway Fairhaven School System Music Educator

June 17, 2017

FAIRHAVEN — Natalie (Sylvia) Hemingway, 87, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Dennis A. and Carolyn (Westgate) Sylvia, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven where she was a member of the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven and graduated from Fairhaven High School, class of 1948. Natalie was also a 1952 graduate of Boston University and taught music for 31 years in the Fairhaven Public Schools, inspiring Fairhaven’s children to pursue their dreams. Natalie was inducted into the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame in 2000 as a Lifetime Achiever. Upon her retirement she spent several years as president of Camara Tours, leading bus trips throughout the Northeast, primarily to musical performances. In subsequent years she continued her dedication to the town of Fairhaven by serving on the School Committee and Town Meeting member. She was instrumental in the creation of the Fairhaven Office of Tourism. Keeping Fairhaven “history alive” became her next passion, as evidenced by her walking tours and portrayal of historical figures associated with the town of Fairhaven. Natalie Hemingway distinguished herself as an outstanding music educator, civic leader, author and historical impersonator, not to mention what she considers to be her greatest achievement: her three sons, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She is survived by three sons, Kent W. Hemingway, Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Tamworth, NH, Peter W. Hemingway and his wife Leigh of Mattapoisett, and Thomas V. Hemingway and his wife Janet of Fairhaven; a brother, Dennis Sylvia and his wife Mary Evelyn of Middleboro; six grandchildren, James P. Hemingway and his wife Alycia, Timothy D. Hemingway, Steven K. Hemingway and his wife Lindsay, Bethany A. Corkum and her husband James, Christine L. Paquette and her husband Jeffrey and Tyler J. Hemingway; three step grandchildren, Katelyn Huston and her husband Joseph, Jeffrey Keyes and his wife Tara and Christopher Keyes; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Natalie’s Life will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00am in the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven, 34 Center St., Fairhaven. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made out in remembrance of Natalie S. Hemingway to FAME, Inc. (Fairhaven Association for Music Education), 51 North Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.



Judith Pasquill Hasting Junior High School Nurse

August 20th, 2017

FAIRHAVEN — Judith L. (Quintin) Pasquill, 79, of Fairhaven died August 20, 2017 unexpectedly at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Noel “Turk” Pasquill and the beloved mother of Donna L. Pease, Darlene Pasquill Hiller, and Richard R. Pasquill. While she lived in Fairhaven most of her life, she was well known in Mattapoisett for having founded Turk’s Seafood in 1983 with her husband and son, Richard. Born in Acushnet, she was the daughter of the late Armand Quintin and Arlene (Lewis) Quintin Foley. After graduating from St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Judith worked as a registered emergency room nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital, as the school nurse at Hastings Middle School and as a special needs nurse at Paul A. Dever School. Mrs. Pasquill, affectionately known as “Grandma Jude, ” enjoyed spending time at Turk’s, in Aruba, and with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as helping others. Survivors include her daughter Donna L. Pease and her husband Richard Pease of Fairhaven, her daughter, Darlene Pasquill and her husband Michael Hiller of New York City and Mattapoisett, her son, Richard Pasquill and his wife Ann Pasquill of Mattapoisett; 5 grandchildren, Sara Leahy and her husband, Joe Leahy, Scott Pease and his wife Jen Pease, Sam Pasquill, Rudy Pasquill and John Richard Hiller. She also is survived by 3 great grandchildren, Charlotte Leahy, Maverick Leahy and Juliet Pease, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Thomas Quintin, Sr. Her visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. Her funeral service and burial on Wednesday will be private. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


We should always leave loved ones with loving words, it may the last time we see them.

A Message by George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, "I love you" to your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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