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David A. Duclos


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

 

David A. Duclos, age 55, of Fall River passed away at home, Friday, April 4, 2014. 

David was born in Fall River, a son of the late Charles and Juilette (Guay) Duclos.

 He was the father of David A. Costa, of Fall River, Crystal Costa of Whitman, Paula Costa of  Boston and Derrilyn Duclos of Lakeville, brother of Michele Ataya and Linda Botelho both of Fall River; his lifelong “ Angel” Cindy; a granddaughter Destiny Poissant; as well as several nieces and nephews. Also man’s best friend Ceasar and Max. He was also the brother of the late Charles Ouellette and Danny Duclos 

Private cremation services will be held at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI. Arrangements are entrusted with Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

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Pauline M. Littlefield


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Pauline M. (Provencal) Littlefield, age 91, of Taunton, formerly of Swansea, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Wedgmere. She was the wife of the late Frances R. Littlefield.

Pauline was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Herve and Ida (Lapierre) Provencal.  She was a homemaker most of her life and a parishioner of St. Dominic’s Church in Swansea.  She enjoyed reading and watching soap operas, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. 

 
 The mother of eleven children, Pauline Ferry of Rehoboth, the late Helen Littlefield, Robert Littlefield of Swansea, Barbara Jean Ferry of Swansea, Richard Littlefield of Fall River, David Littlefield of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Edmund “Tom” Littlefield of Swansea, Sharon Rockwell of West Kingston, RI, Roger Littlefield of New Bedford, Anne Marie Littlefield of Swansea and Michelle Littlefield of Swansea; sister of, Bernard Provencal of Attleboro, Lucy Simard of Tiverton and the late Leo Paul Provencal; grandmother of sixteen , great grandmother of thirteen and aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Littlefield’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Dominic’s Church, GAR Highway, Swansea.   Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
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Anita L. Viveiros


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Anita L. (Lescault) Viveiros, age  86, of Fall River, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, April 11, 2014 after a brief illness.  She was predeceased by her loving husband Louis D. Viveiros.
 
Anita was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Henri and Eva (Gagnon) Lescault. Anita was a graduate of the Dominican Academy and a parishioner of the Good Shepherd Church.

  She is survived by two sons, Atty. Daniel Viveiros and his wife Cathy Ann, and Michael Viveiros, two  sisters, Irene Kot and Bertha Fitzler,  two grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Viveiros, many nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the late Ernest, Armand and Raymond Lescault and Muriel Baptista.

 
Mrs. Viveiros’ funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Good Shepherd Church, 1598 South Main St., Fall River, Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 14, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
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Carol A.
 Ledoux – Pilotte


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Carol A. Ledoux – Pilotte, age 61 of Assonet MA., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Marc Pilotte.

Carol was born in Fall River, daughter of George Freeborn and the late Mary Rose (Desrosiers) Freeborn. Carol was self-employed as a hairstylist, she enjoyed her work especially her elder clients, she enjoyed spending time with her family and also loved going to casinos.

 
Besides her husband she is survived by, two sons Keith Ledoux of Grafton MA., and Kristopher Ledoux of Fall River, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the later Bruce Freeborn and Scott Freeborn.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted with Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River MA.  
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Henry L. Beaudry


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Henry L. Beaudry, age 88, of Fall River, passed away April 7, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston MA. He was the husband of Yvonne (Guillemette) Beaudry.

Henry was born in Fall River, son of the late Louis and Albina (Emond) Beaudry.Henry was a laborer for the City of Fall River Public Works. He served during Word War ll for the U.S. Navy, and received the Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal and the European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, traveling, renovating his home, and an avid Red Sox fan.

Besides wife of 63 years, he is survived two children William and wife Vivian Beaudry of Dartmouth MA. and Jeanne and husband Wayne Bell of Attleboro, MA., brother of Leo Beaudry of Clifton, TX., and Clara Thorpe of California, and the late Amedee Beaudry, two grandchildren Jennifer Gallant and Jeffrey Beaudry,  and many nieces and nephews.
      

  
Henry’s funeral will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30AM in Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Rd. Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  
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Ryan Kenneth Howarth


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

 Ryan Kenneth Howarth, age 32, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 28, 2014 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Ryan was born in Providence, RI, the son of Lynn (Howarth) Matson of Somerset and the late Andrew Matson.  Ryan grew up with the love for music and theatrical arts. He mastered cello and piano. He performed in plays and choirs, Ryan enjoyed traveling, creating lifelong friendships along the way. He was thoughtful and charismatic. He was endlessly devoted to his family. Ryan was a beloved son, brother and uncle. 

Beside his mother, he is survived by two sisters Sonja Matson and Heather Matson, a nephew Max, five nieces Trissity Joy, Victoria, Andilyn, Nataley and Charlotte, his stepfather Bruce Knecht , two brother in-laws, Michael Swist and Milton Cordeiro.

 
Ryan’s funeral will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Rd., Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. 

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William C. Bigos, Sr.


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

 William C. Bigos, Sr., age 92, of Raynham, MA, formerly of Tiverton,   passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of the late Helen T. (Craven) Bigos.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Anna Bigos. Mr. Bigos served for 10 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.  Before his retirement, he was employed as a pipe fitter/fireman in Boston. Mr. Bigos was a member of Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children, William Bigos, Jr. of Boston, Paul Bigos & wife Caroline of Raynham and Elaine Bigos & fiancé Dwayne Davis of Fall River; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Foley of Tiverton and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Thomas Bigos and brother of Henry Watson.

 
Mr. Bigos’ funeral will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in St. John’s Chrysostom Parish, 4750 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. 

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 Franciszek  Lozinski


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

   Franciszek “Frank” Lozinski, age 95, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Ursula Rozalia (Glowczewska) Lozinski.

Frank was born in Wielkie Oczy, near Lwow in Poland, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Rydzik) Lozinski. 
Frank, at age 20, served with Polish First Armored Division against Germany and Russia invading his rebuilding country from all sides.  Cpl. Lozinski, then served with Polish Land Forces abroad (France) from May 18, 1940 to June 30, 1940. Later, Frank was involved in the “Battle of Normandy” with British and Canadian military Campaign.  He took part in the Operation in North West Europe from August 8, 1944 to May 3, 1945.  Next, his fight for independence led him to serve with Polish Forces under British command from July 1, 1940 to June 16, 1947.  While serving in the military, Frank was the recipient of many medals and awards including; B. Cross of Merit with Swards (Polish), Polish Army Medal, France & Germany Star, Defense Medal and 1939-45 Stars.  On November 11, 2007, for his great service and devotion, Frank was given an unexpected ovation by the City of Fall River.  He was recognized as a World War II hero for his outstanding service under Polish, British, Canadian and American command.Frank moved to Fall River in April of 1951 where he was employed as a locksmith and watchmaker.  He was a devoted catholic of St. Anne’s and St. Stanislaus Church.

He is survived by three brothers, Mariam Lozinski of Bellingham, MA, Jan Lozinski of Attleboro, MA, Carol Lozinski of Pawtucket, RI; and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Joseph Lozinski and Sr. Kajetana Lozinski.


Mr. Lozinski’s funeral will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to Mass from 8:30AM to 9:30AM.

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 Michael E. Martin


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

    Michael E. Martin, age 35, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Born in Fall River, son of Shirley (Perreira) Murgia and stepson of Bruce J. Murgia; fiancé of Melissa Sokolski; father of Bradyn Martin and the late Camryn J. Martin; grandson of Edward Perreira & the late Mary A. Perreira and the late Serafin & Jacqueline Martin; brother of Sherry Ferreira, Steven Martin, Shannon Murray and Carey-Ann Cioe; uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was an avid New England sports fan.
 

Michael’s funeral will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

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Earle E. Flynn


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

     Earle E. Flynn, age 89, of Tiverton RI, passed away March 1, 2014 at   Sakonnet Bay Manor, Tiverton RI. Husband of the late Lucille (Boissoneau) Flynn.  

Mr. Flynn was born in Fall River, son of the late James and Jane (Smith) Flynn. Mr. Flynn served in the U.S. Navy during WWll aboard the U.S.S. Texas- No. Africa Campaign, U.S.S. Walker-Caribbean Escort Duty and SC1049 Subchaser - Okinawa Invasion and Philipines Liberation. He was self-employed as an upholsterer.

He is survived by a son, Earle Flynn and wife Denise of Norton, MA, a daughter, Barbara Blake and Norman Burgess of Hollis, NH, the brother of Madeline Tozloski of Ashland, MA, Leo Flynn of Venice, FL, Eileen Griggs of Gastonia, NC, Kenneth Flynn of Dallas, TX, Harold Flynn of Camden, SC, four grandchildren, Susan Flynn Connolly, Christopher Flynn, Mathew Blake and Jeffrey Blake, six great grandchildren, Sarah Connolly, Thomas Connolly, Makayla Flynn, Meghan Flynn, Mason Flynn and Keegan Blake, as well as many nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late Dorothy Cargill, James Flynn and Roy Flynn, Robert Flynn and Charles Flynn.   

    
Mr. Flynn’s Funeral Mass will be held on, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00PM at St. Theresa’s Church, 265 Stafford Rd, Tiverton RI. Visitation will be from 11:30AM to12:00PM at church prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pediatric Feeding Therapy Foundation at WWW.PEDIFEEDINGTHERAPYFUND.ORG.

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 Reginald Remy


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

      Reginald Remy, age 92, formerly of Fall River, passed away February 28, 2014. The kind and generous spirit of Regi Remy succumbed after a short illness, surrounded by his family.

Reginald was born in Fall River, a son of the late Leon Remy and Marie-Louise (Ferland) Remy
. Married for 65 years to his beloved Claire (Charette), they raised 3 boys in Fall River, Regi was known for his devotion to his family, friend and community. He was particularly involved in helping the disabled community as their oldest son, Paul was born with cerebral palsy. Regi was a graduate of Le Prevost High School and worked for over 30 years as a budget analyst at the Naval Underwater System Center in Newport, RI. He served in World War ll as a French interpreter, photographer and marksman from 1942-1945. When he returned he married the young woman who had been sending him letters of encouragement during the war. Later, he wanted to help those in financial need and helped to start the Blessed Sacrament Credit Union. He was the treasurer for over 40 years and was glad to help people in need. He enjoyed his garden, baseball, football, a good restaurant and occasional trip to Atlantic City.

Besides his wife Claire, he leaves 3 sons, Paul of Sharon, MA, Robert of Newfoundland, Canada and Roger and his wife Susan (Lockett) of Canton MA. He will be greatly missed by adored grandchildren, Julia Claire and Sophia Marie. He also leaves a brother, Bertrand of Somerset and 2 sisters, Theresa Remy and Lorraine Lemay of Fall River and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, from 9:00AM to 11:00AM, followed by a funeral mass at 11:30AM in the Parish of Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Rd, Fall River. Interment to follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Jabberwocky, a summer camp for people with disabilities, P.O. Box 1357, Vineyard Haven, MA. 02568 His family wish to express their deep gratitude for the outstanding care provided by the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living in Norwood, MA, Compassionate Care Hospice Association and Houseworks In-home Care.

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Constance H. Cousineau


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

  Constance H. (Janson) Cousineau, age 90, of Fall River, MA, passed away, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Catholic Memorial Home. Wife of the late Armand T. Cousineau.

Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late George Janson and the late Yvonne B. (Montour) Janson.

 She was employed by the former Kerr Mills Manufacturer for nine years as a winder. She was a parishioner of Immacualte Conception Parish most of her life. Mrs. Cousineau was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne’s Sodality of Immaculate Conception Church, where she earned the awards of “Our Lady of Good Council” and “The Lady of St. Anne’s.”  She was also a troop leader for the Girls Scouts of Notre Dame Church and Immaculate Conception Church, where she received the Marian Award, and she was an organizer and consultant for the Flint Neighborhood Camp.She is survived by two daughters, Therese V. Messier of Fall River, MA and Louise R. Wigmore of Hyde Park, MA; one son, Donald P. Cousineau of Fall River, MA; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Rita V. Janson and George D. Janson, Jr.

 
Mrs. Cousineau’s funeral service, will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Bernadette’s Parish, 529 Eastern Ave, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visiting will be held on Wednesday, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St, Fall River MA 02721 or Beacon Hospice 182 North Main St, Fall River MA 02720.
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Virginia  Olsen


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

      Virginia “Jeannie” M. (Nunes) Olsen, age 66 of Swansea,  passed away suddenly Monday, February 24, 2014 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of John W. Olsen II.    

    
Jeannie was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel R. Nunes and Mary R. (Nunes) Nunes. She was employed as a telephone operator for a local telephone service, as well as a cashier and cell phone department manager at Walmart. Jeannie loved doing everything with her loving husband and enjoyed playing bingo, going to Foxwoods.


Besides her husband of 42 years, she is survived by four sons, David Borge Jr. of Providence, Michael Borge of Fall River, John Olsen III of Berkley and Jordan Olsen of Swansea; three daughters, Wendy Peters of Fall River, Heidi Olsen of Bristol, and Jodi Tavares of Riverside RI; ten grandchildren; as well as two great grandchildren

Jeannie’s funeral will be held on Friday February 28, 2014 at 10:00A.M. in the Boule Funeral Home,615 Broadway, Fall River .Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

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Jeanne D. LaBossiere


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

        Jeanne D. LaBossiere, age 79, of Tiverton, RI, formerly of New Bedford, passed away February 20, 2014. She was the wife of Roland J. LaBossiere for 59 years.

Jeanne was the daughter of the late Leo and Lillian (Roy) Quintin; mother of Michael R. LaBossiere of CT, Sharon Drousche of VA, Cynthia Martins of Tiverton and Jennifer Stiles of MA; sister of Patricia Mulvey of Acushnet, MA and the late Leo Quintin; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of six and aunt to several. Jeanne was an avid Red Sox fan.

Private graveside services were held at Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, MA.
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 Mark W. Boler


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

        Mark W. Boler, age 48, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Saint Anne’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Mark was born in Fall River, son of Warren Boler, Jeanne (Belanger) Boler and mothers companion John Rebello.Besides Mark’s parents he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mark’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00AM at Good Shepherd Church, 1598 South Main St. Fall River.
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 Rena E. Desmarais


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

          Rena E. Desmarais, age 95, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Mayor Roland G. Desmarais.

Mrs. Desmarais was born in Worcester MA, daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Charbonneau) Grenier. She was a communicate of Notre Dame Church of Fall River and St. John the Baptist Church of Westport.  She was a member of the Catholic Woman’s Club, Friends of St. Anne’s Hospital, Woman’s Club of Fall River, Franco-American Civic League, Emblem Club and Exchangettes.

Mrs. Desmarais is survived by two sons, Roland G. Desmarais Jr. of Tiverton and Paul R. Desmarais and wife Eileen of Westport, four grandchildren, Jill Oliveira, Brian Desmarais and wife Megan, Caitlin Desmarais and Carlin Desmarais, three great grandchildren Audrey Oliveira, Amy Oliveira and Sophie Desmarais and many nieces and nephews. She will be especially remembered for her selfless dedication to the wellbeing of her family.

Mrs. Desmarais’s funeral will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. John the Baptist Church, 945 Main Rd, Westport MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
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Victor R. Dagwan


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Victor R. Dagwan, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Saint Anne’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Pauline M. (Gordon) Dagwan.

Mr. Dagwan was born in Fall River, a son of the late Victor and Irene (Paul) Dagwan.  He was employed as an assembler for Borg Wanner in New Bedford, MA he retired after 25 years.

  
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin J. and Victor R. Dagwan, Jr., both of Fall River; three daughters, Donna M. and Dawn M. Dagwan, both of Fall River and Doreen M. Baun of N. Carolina; four brothers, Robert Dagwan of Fall River, Joseph Dagwan of Somerset, Leo Dagwan of Westport and Arthur Dagwan of Fall River; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also the father of the late Keith J. Dagwan, and grandfather of the late Victor R. Dagwan, III.

 Mr. Dagwan’s funeral will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
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Evelyn Costa


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Evelyn (Silvia) Costa, age 85, passed away Friday February 7, 2014 in Kimwell Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late Frank Costa and Frederick E. Martin.

Evelyn was born in Tiverton, RI, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ferreira) Silvia.
She was the mother of Stephen Martin (wife Crystal) of East Freetown and Tracey Botelho of Fall River, Grandmother of Craig James Martin, Jolianna Eleanor Martin and Jade Botelho, Sister of Joseph Silvia, Tony Silvia, Mary Simpson, Adeline Silvia, Anne  Bento, Mabel Rego, Margaret Botelho, Josephine Durfee and Rose Marie Mello, as well as several nieces and nephews.
     

  
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9 to 10. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation www.parkinson.org in Evelyn’s memory.
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Ayden Lucas Smith


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Ayden Lucas Smith, born on October 9, 2013 in Fall River, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at St. Anne’s Hospital. 

Ayden was the son of Shawn N. Smith and Monica B. Velozo and brother of Shawn Jr., Kaylee, Aubrey and Chloe Smith, all of Fall River.  He also leaves his paternal grandparents, Norman L. and Patti (Tremblay) Smith and his maternal grandparents, Antone Velozo and Celeste (Desjardins) Velozo; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ayden’s funeral will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.   Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.  
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Lauretta Grandmaison


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Lauretta (Frenette) Grandmaison, age 86, formerly of Westport and Fall River, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 in Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center, Somerset. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Grandmaison.    

   
Lauretta was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Edgar and Amanda (Guimond) Frenette. Mrs. Grandmaison moved to Westport in 1961.  Mrs. Grandmaison worked as a seamstress for the former Needle Craft and Rothchild Garment Industries. She loved dancing, enjoyed sewing and making quilts.

Mrs. Grandmaison is survived by a daughter, Kim Grandmaison and husband Justin Latini of Westport; two brothers, George Frenette of Maiden, N.C. and Norman Frenette of Fall River; three sisters, Jeannette Gagnon of Tiverton, Lucille Normandin of Fairhaven and Irene Thompson of Iowa; three grandchildren; Ariele Grandmaison and her husband Raymond Carvalho, Ryan Grandmaison, Kyle Grandmaison and a great grandson Samuel Carvalho, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Neil Grandmaison and was also the sister of the late Edmond Frenette and Claudette Banalawicz.

Mrs. Grandmaison’s funeral service, will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 AM in Parish of Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
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Leonard Cabral


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

Leonard Cabral, age 91, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Dilys Jean (Edwards) Cabral.

Leonard was born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Manuel J. and Maria (Carreira) Cabral. Mr. Cabral was a lifelong resident of Fall River. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Cabral was employed by the former Fall River Knitting Mills as a knitter mechanic retiring in 1988. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Angels Parish.

Besides his wife of 65 years, he is survived by one daughter, Donna Menard and late husband Ronald of Fall River, , two sons, Alan Cabral and wife Shelby of East Providence, RI and Brian Cabral and wife Rachelle of Fall River,  a sister, Lillian Furtado of Fall River,  six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also was the father of the late Michael Cabral and late wife Karen, grandfather of the late Jason Cabral and Kimberly Aubin, the brother of the late Mary Pontes and Beatrice Amaral.

Mr. Cabral’s funeral service, will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Good Shepherd Church, 1598 South Main St., Fall River. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
 
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William N. Napert, Jr.


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

                                                               

William N. Napert, Jr., age 65, of Fall River, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Janice Anne (Bednarz) Napert. 

Bill was born in Fall River, he was a son of the late William N. Napert, Sr. and Lorraine (Berard) Napert.  He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and was a Vietnam Combat Veteran holding the rank of Equipment Operator Master Chief Petty Officer for 31 years. After serving his country he continued his education to obtain his Master Degree of Arts and Education. Mr. Napert was an educator for many years with the Fall River Public School System, first as a woodworking teacher at the Talbot Middle School before serving as a Vice Principal. Mr. Napert was a parishioner of St. Bernadette’s Parish.  He was a life member of VFW Post 486, NERA, SVA, MCB-12 CB Association, SEAAA, FRA and Knights of Columbus Prevost Council.  He was an avid Patriot’s fan.

Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Marie Quartochi and her husband Matthew and Elizabeth Ann Benoit and her husband Robert all of Fall River; four brothers, Donald Napert of Lakeville, Gerald P. Napert of Sterling, VA, Michael R. Napert and his wife Susan of Fall River and Marc A. Napert of Fall River; one sister, Denise C. Smith of Broadhead, WI; one granddaughter, Gianna Marie Quartochi; as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also the father of the late Jennifer Diane Napert and brother of the late Christine A. Cabral. 

Mr. Napert’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. .  In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Veteran’s Assoc. of Bristol County, 755 Pine St. Fall River, MA 02720.
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Ida C. Sippen


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

Ida C. (Courchaine) Sippen, age 105, of Somerset, formerly of Swansea where she lived most of her life, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Stanley Sippen.       

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da was born in Swansea, a daughter of the late Euclide and Elizabeth (Martin) Courchaine.  Mrs. Sippen was employed as a textile weaver at the Bourne Mills, Sagamore Pansy Mills in Pawtucket, RI. She also did electrolysis work at home, until she retired at the age of 62.  She was a member of the Swansea Senior Citizen drop in center, as well as the Arts & Crafts group at the drop in center, a volunteer for citizens for citizens and also a member of the Royal Travelers and enjoyed traveling with them.

Mrs. Sippen was the sister of Martina Little of Barrington, RI and the late Blanche Minville, Cecilia Courchaine and Cardina Namaker. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sippen’s Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardner’s Neck Rd., Swansea, MA 02777.  Everyone is invited to go directly to church.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Arrangements are entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River. 
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 Irene Echard


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

Irene (Roppe) Echard, age 76, of Fall River, passed, away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late David E. Echard.

Irene was born in Fall River, and was the daughter of the late Camile and Yvonne (Salva) Roppe. A graduate of the Girls Diman Class of 1954. Mrs. Echard worked at Zayre and Ames Department Stores as an office manager for many years, retiring at the age of 70.        

 
She is survived by a son, Michael D. Echard, of Fall River, two daughters Denise Bedard of Swansea and Carol Ventura of Fall River. A sister Marie St.Pierre, of Fall River, a brother Raymond Roppe of Portsmouth, RI, five grandchildren, David Bedard, Jennifer (Echard) Monzon, Eric Bedard, Bryan Carlson and Stefany Carlson  and seven great-grandchildren, Andre Monzon, Jayden Carlson, Xavier Carlson, Kyleigh Frazier, Bryanna Carlson, Skyla Bedard and Amaya Monzon as well as several nieces. She was also the sister of the late Joseph E. Roppe.                    
     

   
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM followed by a service in the funeral home at 7:00PM. Cremation to follow.
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 David Howard Medeiros


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 David Howard Medeiros, age 76, of Westport, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Beverly (Kitchen) Medeiros.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Mary (Medeiros) Perry.      He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1961.  Mr. Medeiros was employed as an IBM Operator for Builders Specialties for many years before his retirement.  He enjoyed boating, fishing and camping. 

 
Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by his daughter, Susan Chin & husband Thomas of Cheshire, CT; his three sons, David H. Medeiros, Jr. of Westport; Douglas J. Medeiros & wife Leslie of Attleboro and Dennis R. Medeiros & wife Martine of Cumberland, RI; seven grandchildren, Michael & Lauren Chin,  Trinity, Hunter & Zackery Medeiros and Nicole & Kyle Medeiros.

 
Private cremation services were entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  
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Thomas R. Fournier


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 Thomas R. Fournier, age 45, of Fall River, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013.

 He was the son of the late, Alder and Vivian (Nadeau) Fournier. He was the brother Michael D. Fournier of Berkley, MA and Lori Burkette of Burlington, NC. 
        

 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow.  
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Eric K. Jorgensen


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 Eric K. Jorgensen, 73, of Assonet, MA, passed away on Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Hartford, CT, on July 26, 1940. He was the loving son of the late Edgar and Doris Jorgensen. His family moved to Harwich Port, MA when Eric was a young boy. He was a graduate of Harwich High School, where he was an outstanding athlete, leading the basketball team to Boston Garden for a championship tourney. Eric also attained the highest honor of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from North Adams State College in 1962.  He was a United States history teacher at Apponequet Regional High School for 37 years, retiring in 1999.  He was well known for his extraordinary story-telling, captivating his students’ attention and creating lasting impressions, while making our country’s history come alive. One of the highlights of his teaching career was leading Apponequet’s bicentennial celebration in 1976.

Eric was married to his best friend, Rae, for 51 years. They were childhood sweethearts, sharing their first dance at a sixth grade social. After raising their two children, they established The Memory Shoppe, traveling the antique show circuit through New England and New York, selling vintage comic and character collectibles.

Eric’s family was his world. Besides his beloved wife, Rachael, he leaves behind his cherished children, Juliene Mills and her husband, James, of Berkley, MA, and his son Derron Jorgensen of Assonet. His two granddaughters, Kaylyn and Kelsey Mills, brought the greatest joy and light to his life. He affectionately called them his Bright Eyes and Blue Eyes.He is also survived by two loving sisters, Karen and husband Leo Dumas, of Foxboro, MA, and Kristine and husband Paul Dery, of Harwich, MA, as well as his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Jorgensen of Merrimack, NH.

Eric was an aficionado of silent movie stars, especially Charlie Chaplin, a lover of biographies, always curious about people and their contributions, an avid follower of the National Geographic and History channels, as well as a big fan of 50’s rock and roll. He was lovingly known as a walking encyclopedia. If you ever needed an answer to almost any question, you could always just ask Eric. His gentle ways, wide depth of knowledge, and generous heart will be greatly missed and always remembered.


A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:30AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30AM to 10:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eric’s memory to Southcoast VNA Hospice at Community Affairs, Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
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Mary Lida Boutin


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

  Mary Lida Boutin age 86, of Fall River, passed away, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Catholic Memorial Home.   

 
Mary Lida was born in Fall River a daughter of the late Joseph and Lida (Tardiff) Boutin. Mary Lida worked at Elbe File for many years, she enjoyed going dancing.                                         

She is survived by one sister, Claire Maria Walker of Fall River and a niece, she also was the sister of the late Joseph Boutin Jr.                 

 
Lida’s funeral will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:30 from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 in St. Bernadette’s Parish, 529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River, MA. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning prior to church from 7:30 to 8:30. Online guestbook available at www.boulefuneralhome.com
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Bernadette Metivier


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

Bernadette (Gauthier) Metivier, age 88, of Swansea, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maurice Metivier.

Bernadette was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Ignace and Aurore (Champeau) Gauthier. She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, traveling and especially spending time with her grandchildren, and a member of Swansea Council on Aging and Riverview Day Care.

She was the Mother of Therese and husband Paul Gagnon of Swansea, Rene and wife Maryann Metivier of Bristol, RI and Denis and wife Debra Metivier of West Warwick, RI; Grandmother of Melissa, Danielle, Emily and Aidan.  She was the sister of the late Rev. Rene Gauthier.

Mrs. Metivier’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Gardener’s Neck Road, Swansea.  Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River.   All are asked to go directly to church. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Swansea Council on Aging, 260 Ocean Grove Ave, Swansea MA, 02777.    
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Annette L. “Raeanne” Gendreau


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

Annette L. “Raeanne” Gendreau, age 78, of Westport, formerly of Fall River where she lived most of her life, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Catholic Memorial Nursing Home.

  Annette was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late L. Arthur M. and Irene (Ringuette) Gendreau. Annette received a BS in Science and became a teacher for Catholic Schools from 1959-1973 and then for the Dartmouth Public School System from 1973-1997.  She was a member of Retired Educators Association of Mass, MA Teachers Association, National Educators Association, MA State Retirees and Dominican Academy Alumnae.  She enjoyed golf, friends and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Annette is survived by her niece and caregiver, Jennifer Kaliff of Fall River as well as several other nieces and nephews; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Gendreau; she was the sister of the late Vivianne Hoar, Madeleine Carroll and Raymond A. Gendreau.


Annette’s Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Joseph’s Church, 1355 North Main St., Fall River. Cremation to follow. At the request of the family visitation has been omitted.
 
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Roger R. Fontaine


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Roger R. Fontaine, age 63, of Westport, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Verna E. (Medeiros) Fontaine.

Roger was born in Fall River, a son of the late Alcide and Gertude (Corriveau) Fontaine.  He was employed as a carpenter for CMJ Builders in Quincy, and a self-employed contractor for many years after. Mr. Fontaine enjoyed cooking and carpentry.

 Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Barton and husband Kevin of Westport and a brother Alcide Fontaine of Florida, four Step children Jeff Ledoux, Debra L’Heureux, Edward Ledoux, Cheryl Dufresne and Charles Ledoux   as well as several nieces and nephews.    

 Mr. Fontaine’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Cremation to follow.  
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Robert J. Ouellette


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

  Robert J. Ouellette, age 73, of Westport, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Marie Rose (Caouette) Ouellette.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph E. and Celine Louise Agnes (Destremps) Ouellette and the step-son of the late Jean (Bibeau) Ouellette.  Bob served in the U.S. Air Force where he was injured in Germany.  He was the recipient of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Distinguished Conduct Medal.  He was employed as the Director of Foreign Language Laboratory at UMASS Dartmouth.  Bob enjoyed music, gardening and biking.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children, Derek S. Ouellette of Westport, David E. Furtado of Fall River, Michelle L. Ouellette of Marion, Sonya E. Bentley of Dartmouth and Sean K. Ouellette of Florida; twelve grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of Susan Calvin of Westport and the late Joseph “Butch” E. Ouellette, III.

Bob’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in St. George Church, Highland Ave., Westport.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. 
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Marion E.  Furtado


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Marion E. (Levesque) Furtado, age 84, of Swansea, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Louis H. Furtado.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Regina (Botelho) Bishop Levesque.  She was employed as a cashier for the former Almacs Supermarket before her retirement.  Mrs. Furtado enjoyed cooking and playing cards, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. 

 Besides her husband of 67 years, she is survived by her three children, Thomas Furtado & wife Denise of Fall River, Marion Morse of Swansea and Joyce Arruda & husband Ronald of Taunton; a brother, Eugene Levesque of Fall River, two sisters, Florilda Talbot of CA and Lorraine Valton of Fall River; five grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Thomas, George, Edward, Roland, William and Philip Levesque and the grandmother of the late Gregg Arruda.

Mrs. Furtado’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 
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Doris A. Desbiens


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Doris A. (Lemerise) Desbiens, age 91, wife of Joseph E. Desbiens of Riley Ave., Somerset, MA, formerly of Brayton Ave., Fall River, MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Philippe L. and Lumina (Perrault) Lemerise. Mrs. Desbiens was a resident of Somerset for 20 years.  She was employed by the former Har Lee Manufacturer as a machine operator until her retirement, and was also employed by the U.S. Navy in Newport, as a file clerk. Mrs. Desbiens was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Somerset.  She was a member of the Mix n Match Bowling League and the Somerset Counsel on Aging, where she played bingo for several years.  She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and reading.  

Besides her husband of 66 years, she is survived by her two daughters, Theresa and her husband Gerald Langis of Somerset and Doris and her husband Rick Garant of Fall River; three sons, Roland Desbiens and his wife Vivian of Fall River, Raymond Desbiens and his wife Sandy of Taunton and Russell Desbiens of Fall River; she is the sister of the late Jeannette Marchand and Cecile Desbiens; she has fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 
Mrs. Desbiens’ funeral, will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Haiti Health Foundation, 97 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360; HHF@haitianhealthfoundation.org  
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Doreen J.  Venancio


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Doreen J. (Roderiques) Venancio, age 54, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Somerset Ridge Center.

She was the former wife of Paul Venancio and longtime companion of Mark Duarte.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joaquim and Laura S. (Souza) Roderiques.

 Doreen was a homemaker all of her life and enjoyed arts & crafts, cooking and decorating.  She is survived by her four children, Jill Venancio, Melanie Venancio, Ryan Venancio and Cory Furtado, all of Fall River; a grandson, Myles Venancio; three sisters, Rosalind DeMatos, Sandra Fournier and Donna Petrasso; as well as several nieces and nephews.


Doreen’s funeral will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Memorial Mass at 9:00AM in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden Street, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  
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Philip A. Perreault


        

 

 

 

   

         

 

 

Philip A. Perreault, age 58, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at home.

 He was the former husband of Joann (Benoit).
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Armand and Rita (Clrrazin) Perreault.  He was the brother of Michael P. Perreault of Fall River and the late Pamela Lacerda.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.   
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Normand A. Fontaine

Normand A. Fontaine, age 87, of Fall River, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at Southpointe Rehabilitation Center.  He was the husband of Phyllis B. (Morin) Brown Fontaine and the late Janet M. (Hart) Fontaine.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late William and Rose Alma (Landry) Fontaine.  Mr. Fontaine served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was employed as a photographer for the Fall River Herald News for many years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Jay T. Fontaine & wife Elizabeth of Portsmouth, RI; four step-children, Anne Marie Gazdik & husband Michael D. of Westport, Patti Brassard & husband Paul of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Thomas E. Brown, III & wife Lorraine of Galveston, TX and Judith Mary Brown of Fall River; as well as two grandchildren, Cherie Charbonneau and Kyle Fontaine.

Mr. Fontaine’s private funeral services were entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.   
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Corinne E.  Pelletier


        

 

 

 

   

         

Corinne E. (Tremblay) Pelletier, age 98, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Benoit P. Pelletier for 61 years.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Elisa (Chace) Tremblay. Mrs. Pelletier worked for Marion’s Dress Shop as well as for various textile mills.  She enjoyed playing cards.

Mrs. Pelletier is survived by her daughter, Denise P. Carvalho and husband Carl of Fall River; her brother, Albert Tremblay of Fall River; two grandsons, Jason and Justin; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Leo Tremblay.

 Mrs. Pelletier’s funeral will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. followed by a funeral mass at 9:00AM in St. Bernadette’s Parish, 529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.  Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be made to the Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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Alice R. Dunham


        

 

 

 

   

         

Alice R. (Vanasse) Dunham, age 83, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late George W. Dunham.

Born in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Aurora (Forand) Vanasse.  Mrs. Dunham was employed as a sales clerk for the former Kerr Mill for many years.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, shopping, reading and gambling, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.  Her life was “dedicated to my six kids that I loved a lot, they made my life worth living”.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Dunham & husband Chuck Cunningham of Davis, CA, Nancy Margetta of Fall River, Gale Moore & husband Darrell of Woodland, CA, Cheryl Chaplin of Fall River, Georgeann Silvia of Swansea and Wesley A. Dunham of Fall River; her nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings, Arthur & Lester Vanasse and Eleanor Sprague.

Mrs. Dunham’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by committal prayers at 11:00AM in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

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Angelina M. Rezendes


        

 

 

 

   

          Angelina M. Rezendes, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA.  She would have celebrated her 85th birthday on December 3, 2013.

Angelina was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Antone and Clotilde Rezendes. She enjoyed going to daycare and going on trips.

She was the sister of Manuel Rezendes, of CA, Helen Ferreira of Fall River and the late Joseph & Antone Rezendes and Mary Novak; she was an aunt to several nieces and nephews. She resided with Judith Ursini, her caregiver.

Angelina’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, , Bedford St., Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.


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   Alfred Cordeiro


        

 

 

 

   
 Alfred Cordeiro, age 83, of Dighton, MA, passed away Thursday, November, 21, 2013 at Morton Hospital, Taunton MA.

Mr. Cordeiro was born in Fall River, son of the late Frank and Emily (Raposa) Cordeiro, he was a farmer all his life.

 He will be sadly missed by his foster family, Kathleen Neville and her sons Michael & Jack; his niece, Susan Dobras and her sons Matthew & Andrew; and his nephew, Steven Medeiros & wife Ana and their son David.  He was predeceased by his six siblings.

His funeral will be in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:00PM.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset, MA.  


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Kathleen M. Anger


        

 

 

 

   
     Kathleen M. (Benevides) Anger, age 68, of Fall River, passed away surrounded by her loving family at home Sunday, November 10, 2013. She was the wife of Richard A. Anger.

Mrs. Anger was born in Fall River, daughter of the late Manuel and Margaret (Ahaesy) Benevides, she was a hairdresser all her life, she enjoyed traveling, she was a parishioner of Parish of Holy Trinity.

 Besides her husband of 45 years, she is survived by three children Richard A. and (wife Margaret) Anger, Aaron J. and (wife Yvette) Anger, Kristin M. and (husband Patrick) Murphy, three brothers Joseph, William, David Benevides, a sister Ann Curry, eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the late Everett
Benevides.   

     Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM in
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, In lieu of flowers, the Anger family would like donations made to Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England in Kathleen’s name for team Olivia’s smile. SBA of greater New England, 219 East Main St, Suite 100B, Milford, MA 01757.  

A Memorial Funeral Mass, will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, November 15, 2013 in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River.



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Theresa C. Methot


        

 

 

 

   
      Theresa C. Methot, age 94 of Borden East Apartments, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Methot, for 55 years.                                     

Theresa was born in Nashua, NH. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Annie (Provencher) Tanguay. In her youth she lived in Lowell, MA. Fall River later became her home for her and her family. Mrs. Methot was a sales clerk for Lou’s Bakery in Fall River for over 20 years. A parishioner of St. Anne’s Parish. A board member and Vice President of Borden East Resident Council for several years.

Survivors include two daughters Carmen Pestana (husband Fred) of Rehoboth, MA and Louise Methot (companion Normand Messier) of Fall River, three grandchildren, Christine DeFontes (husband Jeff), Brian Pestana (wife Terri) and William Joaquim III (wife Brandy), five great grandchildren Ricky, Jillian, Sydney, Jessica and Thatcher She was also the sister of the late Robert Tanguay and Gabrielle Lacerte. She was also beloved by Danielle Holden (husband Jon), Cate Messier, Beth Messier and their children Samantha, Alexandra, Tyler, Ava and Abigail. 
       

 Mrs. Methot’s funeral will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:00A.M.  from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street ,Fall River. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00.
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Ethel May  Parkhurst


        

 

 

 

Ethel May (Sowter) Parkhurst, age 93, of Fall River, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Parkhurst.

Born in Fall River she was the daughter of the late Leroy Sowter and the late Mary E. (Fitzgerald) Sowter.  Mrs. Parkhurst retired from the Assessor’s Office of the City of Fall River, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at First Primitive Methodist Church and Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church. She was also a member of Ladies Aid Society, Fall River Historical Society and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 

She is survived by a daughter, Donna J. Grady and (husband William), of Somerset, two sons; Frank A. Parkhurst Jr. and Bradford E. Parkhurst, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. Parkhurst’s funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:00AM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00. Burial will be private. The family would like to thank the staff of Charlton unit for the many years of love and care given to Ethel. They were like family to her. In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018.
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Christine M.Chace


        

 

 

 

Christine M. (St. Laurent) Chace, age 42, of Somerset passed away   Friday, October 4, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Jeffrey F. Chace.               

    Christine was born in Fall River, and was the daughter of James Mercer of Fall River, MA and the late Joyce St. Laurent. Sister of Joel St. Laurent (wife Melissa) of Dighton, MA, James Mercer of Fall River, MA and the late Kenneth Borges. Maternal granddaughter of Henry J. St. Laurent and the late Lorraine St. Laurent, Paternal granddaughter of the late Henry T. Mercer and the late Virginia Mercer. Long time dear friend of Johnny DeMelo, Aunt to Zachary, Jesse, Taylor, Alexis and Gavin.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also leaves behind her dog Fagan and her cat Raisin.

Christine was active for 13 years with the BCC Theater, enjoyed drawing, writing poetry, listening to music and spending time with her pets.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, from 6pm-8pm. Followed by a Funeral service at 8pm. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org

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William Francis Kenney


        

 

 

 

William Francis Kenney
, age 87, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Gabrielle T. (Otis) Kenney for 64 years.

Bill was born in Fall River, a son of the late James F. and Mary L. (LaBonte) Kenney. Mr. Kenney was an Ambulance Driver for the City of Fall River out of the former Hussey Hospital and Fall River General Hospital for approximately 14 years until he retired in 1971. He also worked for a period of time for the Thomas Chew Memorial Boys Club, supervisor for American Security, watchman for former New York and New Haven Railway, Franco Livery and Sullivan Funeral Homes.  He was a former First Aid instructor for American Red Cross and Captain of Fall River Auxiliary Police.

Mr. Kenney is survived by three sons, W. Russell Kenney (wife Deirdre) of North Yarmouth, ME, David A. Kenney (wife Nancy) of Somerset, MA and Steven J. Kenney (fiancé Harriet) of Tiverton, RI; three granddaughters; Kaleigh, Macauley and Emma two grandsons; Christopher and Matthew, two sisters, Mildred LaFlamme and Marion Jean, both of Fall River, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late J. Frank Kenney, Raymond R. Kenney, Louise Arnold and Lillian Gariepy.

 Mr. Kenney’s funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Sacred Heart Church. Linden Street, Fall River MA. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Mausoleum, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made in Bill’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club, 803 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA.
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Francisco Tinoco


        

 

 

 

Francisco Tinoco, age 43, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Miriam A. (Vasquez) Tinoco. Born in Honduras, a son of the late Reynaldo  and Nelly (Lopez) Tinoco .       

 
Mr. Tinoco loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.   Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children, Frank, Jose, Richard, Kevin and Amy Tinoco; his two brothers, Fernando Licona and Jeovany Tinoco; his granddaughter, Alina Tinoco; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA,  Cremation to follow. 
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Franklin “Frank” D. Perry


        

 

 

 

  
Franklin “Frank” D. Perry, age 68, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of Paulette M. (Gauthier) Gagnon Huard Perry and former husband of Sandra Dupuis.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late John and Emily (Souza) Perry.  Mr. Perry worked as a truck driver for over 35 years.  He also worked as an EMT and Paramedic for 8 years.Mr. Perry was formerly an active member of the Knight of Columbus, he was active as communicant and eucharistic minister at St. Anne’s Church and was also a former member of local 526 Teamsters Union.

Mr. Perry is survived by two sons, Christopher Perry and wife (Kelly) and Linden Perry and wife (Breken); five siblings, William Almeida, Lillian Serpa, John Perry, James Perry and Michael Perry; eight grandchildren and one great grandaughter; and two step-sons, Daniel Gagnon and Jay Huard: as well as several nieces and nephews.


Mr. Perry’s funeral will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main St., Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.

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    Charles W. Simmons, Jr.


        

 

 

 

       

 

Charles W. Simmons, Jr., age 70, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joan B. (Connors) Simmons.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Diamantina (Costa) and Victor Robillard. He was a 1961 graduate of Somerset High School. Veteran of the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 during the Vietnam War.  He was employed as a systems operator for NSTAR Electric before retiring, and was a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association).

He was an avid Red Sox fan, bowler and golf enthusiast. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Christine Souza of Fall River, Kerri Simmons-Baptiste & wife Karlene of AZ, two sons Charles Simmons, III of Somerset and Craig Simmons & wife Jodi of Fall River; and his brother, Mark Robillard of PA; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, as well as his long time furry companion Max. He was also the father of the late Lori Manchester and brother of the late Barbara Lamb and Denise Oriani.


Charlies’ funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:00AM
from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Avenue, Somerset, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
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      Raymond J.  Beaulieu


        

 

 

 

       

 

Raymond J. “Chuck” Beaulieu, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Claudette (Medeiros) Beaulieu.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Leo & Rose (Petrin) Beaulieu.  Mr. Beaulieu was employed as a cutter in the textile industry for many years before his retirement.  He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a great golfer, and enjoyed fishing. 

He survived by his nine children, Donna Beaulieu Archer & husband Ross of Fall River, Debra Overdoff & husband Rick of Fall River, Donald Beaulieu & wife Julie of Fall River, Raymond Beaulieu of Fall River, Leo Beaulieu of Fall River, Steven Beaulieu & wife Susan of Somerset, Michael Beaulieu & wife Helena of Tiverton, Joyce Pimentel & husband Joseph of Swansea and William Beaulieu & wife Jennifer of Fall River; eighteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of Leo, Arthur, Al, Norman and Jill.


Mr. Beaulieu’s funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 8:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.   
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       Josephine Rydz


        

 

 

 

       

 

Josephine Rydz, age 85, of Fall River, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital.

 
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Betley) Rydz.  She was employed as a dietary aide for Charlton Memorial Hospital before her retirement.  Ms. Rydz enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing and reading, and she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. 

She is survived by her two sisters, Mrs. Catherine (Tadeusz)  Stec of Fall River and Mrs. Cecelia (Francis) Reis of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Lorraine Barboza

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Ms. Rydz’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:00AM to 11:00AM.
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         Roger J. Berube


        

 

 

 

        Roger J. Berube, age 53, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, Sept7, 2013 peacefully at home with his family by his side, husband of Cheryl (Shea) Berube.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Joseph and Winona (Pierce) Berube. Mr, Berube was a truck driver for Waste Management for over 26 years, he enjoyed fishing, tennis and camping loved gardening and sports.

 
Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Leanne Blais and husband Eric of Somerset, Roger Berube Jr. of Fall River and Brittany Berube of Fall River, a sister Anne Marie Cunningham and husband Marcus of Wisconsin, grandchildren, Shea Mooney, Katie Blais, Shannon Blais, and EJ Blais and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
      

 
Mr. Berube’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to services from 4:00PM to 7:PM.

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      Albert J. Beaudoin


        

 

 

 

 
 Albert J. Beaudoin, age 93, of, Fall River, MA, passed away Tuesday, Sept 3, 2013 at Southpointe Rehab.

Born in St. Henedine P.Q., Canada, he was the son of the late Desire and Lea (Laliberte) Beaudoin. Mr. Beaudoin was employed by Bishop Connolly High School as a groundskeeper for many years. Mr. Beaudoin was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral. He was a recipient of the Marian Medal in 1999 and was a member of the Fall River Men’s Club.

Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Martin of Lancaster ,PA (husband Charles) and Denise M. Couturier of Dighton, MA (husband  Steven); one son, Paul Beaudoin of Swansea, MA; seven grandchildren  Chuck, Nicole, Holly, Lindsey,  Paul (wife Katie) Makenna and Lexie, one great grandson Matthew and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late, Desire Beaudoin, and Fernande  Lacroix.

Mr. Beaudion’s funeral  will be held on Saturday, September 7,2013,   at 9:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral,327 Spring Street, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, from, 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

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Gerard George Gagnon


        

 

 

 

  Gerard George Gagnon, age 92, of Fall River passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

 Born in Canada, he was the son of the late Wilfred Gagnon and Adele (St. Gelais) Gagnon. Gerard served in the US Army Air Force during WW II. He was the proprietor of the Texaco Gas Station on Broadway for many years. He was a member of the VFW in Fall River, Elks Lodge 118 and St. Anne’s Fraternity.

He is survived by his sisters, Simone Zangarie of Lincoln RI. and Gert Pelletier of Somerset; a granddaughter Nicole Leveille Buchanan of Richmond, CA.; as well as several nieces and nephews.         

 
Mr. Gagnon’s funeral service will be held on Friday, September 6th at 10:00am from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway Fall River, MA., followed by a funeral mass at St. Anne's Church South Main St. Fall River, MA. at 11:00AM. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Friday from 8:30AM to10:30AM

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        Patricia Marshall


        

 

 

 

        Patricia (Raulino) Marshall, age74 of Tiverton RI, passed away August 21, 2013 at New Bedford Rehab Hospital.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Almeida) Raulino. Mrs. Marshal worked in retail as a sales person, she enjoyed gambling, watching TV and doing crossword puzzles.  

 
She is survived a daughter, Tracey Marshall of Tiverton, five grandchildren, Bret Marshall, Brandon Marshall, of Tiverton, Dominic Pratt, Sergio Pratt and Andrea Pratt of Providence RI. She was also the mother of the late John Marshall III and Kevin Marshall.

Private services were entrusted with the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:00A.M.in the Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, 1540 Stafford Road, Fall River, MA in remembrance of Patricia and all who have been buried during the month of August .
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Lori A. Manchester


        

 

 

 

Lori A. (Souza) Manchester, age 49 of Tiverton passed away Friday, August 30, 2013.                    

Born October 25, 1963 in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of Joan  B, (Connors) Simmons and the late David Souza. Step-daughter of Charles W. Simmons, Lori was a 1981 graduate of Westport. Throughout her life she enjoyed singing, camping, fishing, playing board games and collecting porcelain dolls.

 
She was the granddaughter of Grace Souza of Westport; longtime partner of and recent spouse of Kris Viera of Tiverton, mother of Carl Manchester, of Fall River, Michael Nickson of Warwick, Dylan Miranda of Freetown and Bradley Lash of Fall River. Sister of  Christine Souza of Fall River, Kelly (Souza) Sweigart of Reading, PA, Kerri Simmons-Baptiste of  Maricopa, AZ., Charles Simmons III of Somerset and Craig Simmons of Fall River. Grandmother of Ayden Manchester and aunt to several nieces and nephews. 

Lori’s funeral will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM from the Boule Funeral Home.615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral mass at 9:00 AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson Street, Tiverton, RI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5PM to 7PM.
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Doris Y.  Cunha


        

 

 

 

Doris Y. (Desmarais) Cunha, age 83, of Rolling Green Dr., Fall River, MA, passed away August 30, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Wife of the late Alfred Cunha.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward Desmarais and the late Malvina (Cardinal) Desmarais. Mrs. Cunha was a lifelong resident of Fall River. She was employed by the former Beacon for 25 years as a presser until her retirement. She was a member of the I.L.G.W.U.

She is survived by one son, Marc Cunha and daughter in-law, Margaret Cunha, of Fall River, MA; one granddaughter, Makayla Gannon Cunha of Fall River, a god daughter Judith Como of Fall River, a god son Paul Desmarais of Ct, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edward Desmarais, Jr.

 A Memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:00PM in BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.. Visitation will be 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
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Karen Ann Mello


        

 

 

 

Karen Ann Mello, age 48, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at home. 

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Rebello) Mello.Karen is survived by her two sons, Jared and Jesse Carlton and their father David Carlton of Fall River; two sisters, Lisa Cabral and Jo-Ann Andrews-Mello of Fall River; and her good friend and cousin, Christine Bowry of Swansea; as well as several nephews.

 
Karen’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, Visitation will be held prior to service from 5:00 to 7:00. In lieu of flowers donations can be given to Karen’s family in her memory.      click here for guest book













Paul A. Thibault


        

 

 

Paul A. Thibault, age 71, of Fall River, MA and Naples, FL passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 peacefully at Sarah Brayton Rehab Center with wife Sue and family by his side.

 
Paul and Sue (Bernier) brought up their family in Tiverton, RI and would have been married 50 years in February 2014.  He enjoyed his post retirement years with Sue spending winters in Naples playing golf, watching his beloved Red Sox playing in Spring Training and relaxing on Naples’ beaches. 
Paul “The Hammer” was a graduate of Durfee High School, Class of 1961 and Campbell’s Business School.  He began his career in the furniture business at Stafford Furniture but soon found his true calling in the automobile business.  He was general manager, used car manager, sales manager in many local dealerships for over 40 years and loved dealing with people. His customers were loyal to him and returned time and time again often with their children and grandchildren not only to purchase a car but to listen to his never-ending supply of jokes.

Paul was the son of the late Anita Thibault Robidoux and Joseph Hugo Thibault.  In addition to his wife Paul leaves two daughters Margot (Brian) Saurette of Fall River and Martha (John) Leombruno  of Bridgewater, MA.  He also leaves his grandsons Sean & Corey Newbury, Scott Saurette, Christopher, Nicholas, and Joseph Leombruno, granddaughter Jacqueline Leombruno and his beloved great-granddaughter Bailey Saurette, and two brothers Donald (Lucy) of Stuart, FL and Dennis (Louise) of Westport, MA.

Paul’s family would like to convey their thanks to the Rehab Staff at Sarah Brayton for the care and kindness shown to Paul and his family during his stay there as well as the compassion and thoughtfulness of Dr. Marc Theroux.

 
Paul’s funeral will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:00AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover Street, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.     click here for guest book













Grace DeGaetano


        

 

 

Grace DeGaetano (Marum), 83, beloved wife of Dominick DeGaetano passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter on August 20, 2013.

Born in Fall River, Grace was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Sheehan) Marum. Grace is survived by her son, Dominick DeGaetano and four daughters, Elizabeth Ainsworth and her husband Kevin, Jenny Richard and her husband Michael, Julie Nicoletti and her husband Timothy, Mary Martel and her husband Arthur and eight grandchildren, Jason Richard, Joy O’Keefe,(Ainsworth), Katelyn Palladino (Ainsworth),   Kevin Ainsworth,  Timothy  Nicoletti, Rebecca (Nicoletti) Bessette, Alison (Nicoletti) Lemay and Dominick DeGaetano, Jr. she also leaves three great-grandchildren and she  was the sister of the late Dorothy Callahan, William, John, Robert Marum.

Grace loved nothing better in life than spending time with her family. She made friends wherever she went and taught us all, just laugh. 

 A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00AM in Good Shepherd Parish, 1598 South Main St. Fall River, MA. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River, MA. .  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to a charity of your choice     click here for guest book













Edna L. Fortin


        

 

 

Edna L. (Laferriere) Fortin, age 94, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Somerset Ridge Center.  She was the wife of the late Normand C. Fortin.

Born in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late Edmond and Rose-Delima (Leblanc) Laferriere.   Mrs. Fortin was a homemaker most of her life. She is survived by her two daughters, Jeannine Keeley of Edenton, N.C. and Helene Medeiros of Fall River; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the mother of the late Charles Fortin and sister of the late Doria Blais, Alice Allard, Cora Hebert and Edgar Laferriere.

 
Mrs. Fortin’s funeral will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington Street, Swansea, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Donations can be made in Mrs. Fortin’s name to Somerset Ridge Center, Activity Fund 455 Brayton Ave, Somerset MA. 02724     click here for guest book













Joseph H. Dybowski


        

 

 

Joseph H. Dybowski, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Brandon Woods, New Bedford MA., he was the husband of Jacqueline (Gagne) Dybowski.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Bronislaw and Jennie (Golisbrowski) Dybowski. Mr. Dybowski was a veteran in the U.S. Army, He worked as a printer for Newport Finishing Textile
and Harodite after retiring he worked for Fall River School Departments in the cafeteria, he enjoyed fishing, reading, and the casinos, watching golf on tv and an avid Patriots fan.      

  
Besides his wife Mr. Dybowski  is survived by a daughter Lori Dybowski Stevens and husband Phil of Taunton, a son Steven Dybowski and wife Dawn Marie, a brother Henry “Hank” Dybowski of Fall River, a sister Mary Helen Murphy of Somerset, a granddaughter, his pride and joy Stevilyn Dybowski, several nieces and nephews , he also was the brother of the late Edward and Bronislaw Dybowski.

Mr. Dybowski’s funeral will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Parish of Holy Trinity 951Stafford Rd, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre DameCemeteryFall River. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.Donations can be made in Mr Dybowski name to,The ALS Association,Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250,Calabasas Hills, CA 91301    click here for guest book

 

 














Lorraine E. Lagasse


        

 

 

Lorraine E. Lagasse, age 92, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset,  passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center.

 
Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Antonio H. and Eulalie (Dussault) Lagasse.  She was employed as an executive secretary for the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

 
She is survived by her two sisters, Olivette R. Booth of Fort Myers, FL and Jeannine Gamache of Tewksbury, MA and three nephews.
 

Committal prayers will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:00PM in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Arrangements are entrusted with the
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Lorraine A. Lussier


        

 

Lorraine A. (Ouellette) Lussier, age 75, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Fall River, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013.   She was the beloved wife of Pierre A. Lussier.

Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Wilfrid N. and Grace (Desmarais) Ouellette.  She was employed in the nursing field for almost 40 years.  She enjoyed painting, beading and ceramics and she was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children, Pierre A. Lussier of South Kingston, RI, Paul A. Lussier & wife Leslie (Griffin) of Groton, CT, Ann Marie Griffin & husband William, II of Groton, CT; her sister, Jeannine Labreche and her husband George of Somerset, MA; her brother, Maurice Ouellette & wife Margaret of Rockland, MA; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was also the mother of the late Daniel R. Lussier.

 
A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Lussier will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10:00AM in St. Louis de France Church, Buffington St., Swansea, MA, followed by a burial of her cremated remains in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Arrangements are entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Memorial gifts may be made in Mrs. Lussier’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, ATTN: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Brookline, MA 02146.      click here for guest book
 













John J. Pypniowski


        

 

John J. Pypniowski, age 82, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Janet A. (Charron) Pypniowski.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late John W. and Mary (Kwarczyk) Pypniowski.  John served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.  He was employed as head of shipping for 42 years at Globe Manufacturing and enjoyed quahogging and trips to the casinos.   

Besides his wife of 59 years, he is survived by his four children, John J. Pypniowski (late wife Shirley) of Somerset, Stephen Pypniowski of Fall River, Paula M. Kfoury (Joseph) of Fall River and Linda Rodrigues of Fall River; a brother Stanley Pypniowski of Fall River; a sister, Louise Kudrick of Fall River; as his grandchildren,Cheri Botelho, Cristin Rivera, Krystal Shannon Rodrigues, Fallynne Shannon,Branden Kfoury, Breyanne Rodrigues,Brian Rodrigues, Chantal Kfoury and great grandchildren, Dominic Rivera, Tiayarrah Rodrigues, Nicholas Botelho, Abigail Botelho, Cloey Rodrigues, Skalar Rivera,Madux Rivera and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the father of the late Russell Pypniowski and brother of the late Dorothy Caron and Walter Pypniowski.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held onThursday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and also prior to service on Friday from 9:00AM to 10:00AM.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.Donations can be made in John's memory to MA Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association 480 Pleasant Street Watertown MA 02472 or by calling 617-868-6718     click here for guest book
 













Maria S. (Melo) Pereira


        

 

 

Maria S. (Melo) Pereira, age 90, of Fall River, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at home.  She was the wife of the late Norberto C. Pereira.

Born in St. Michael, Azores, she was a daughter of the late John Ferreira and Angelina Melo.  Mrs. Pereira was a devoted mother and homemaker most of her life.  She loved to sing opera, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, and especially spending time with and taking care of her family.

 
She is survived by her four children, Bibiana Pavao & husband Peter of St. Michael, Azores, Cloudio Pereira & wife Mary Jo of Fall River, Christina Marcotte of North Carolina and Lucy Snizek & husband Jeffrey of Fall River;  five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 
 Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 7:30AM to 8:30AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Santo Christo Church, Columbia Street, Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.     click here for guest book













Patrick Millerick


        

 

 

Patrick Millerick, age 54, passed away in Saint Anne’s Hospital, Saturday August 3, 2013. He was the husband of Donna (Vezina) Millerick. 

 
He was born in Fall River, a son of Theresa (Bilodeau) Millerick, of Fall River and the late Thomas Millerick. Having served with the National Guards, one of his duties was to act as a body guard for Pope John. He was previously a janitor at Bishop Connolly High School. Patrick enjoyed gardening, playing horse shoes and was an avid Patriot fan.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two children Jennifer Lynn Millerick and Joshua  P. Millerick and  wife (Tabitha Marie), three brothers Thomas , Bruce and Maurice Millerick and wife( Robin), and a  sister Cheryl Senay all of Fall River, Three grandchildren, Shawna Marie, Joshua P. and Kylie Marie Millerick, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Steven Robert


        

 

 

Steven Robert, age 57, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, he was the fiancé of the late Carol Guilmette of 23 years. 

Born in Fall River, son of the late Normand and Florence (Ferrence) Robert. Steven worked at Pioneer Finishing as a spreader; he enjoyed going shopping at Wally World, loved football, fishing and playing cards.

Steven is survived by three daughters, Lisa Robert, Cindy Robert, Lorie Guilmette all of Fall River and
the late Melissa (Guilmette) Affonso;  two sons, Daniel Guilmette and Mark Guilmette both of New Bedford;  a brother, Scott Robert of Fall River; a sister, Linda Medeiros of Fall River; nineteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. followed by a service at 8:00PM.  Burial is private.   click here for guest book

 














Trudy Palmer


        

 

 

Trudy (Lavoie) Palmer, age 64 of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Saint Anne’s Hospital, she was the former wife but remain best friends to Bruce Palmer.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late George and Mary Lavoie Trudy was a homemaker all her life; she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by four children, Wendy A. Palmer of Fall River, Hollie Y. Gaw of Somerset, Brian L. Palmer of Fall River and Scott Palmer of Somerset, a brother, Pastor George Lavoie of Fall River, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way, and many nieces and nephews.    

   
Trudy’s services will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  click here for guest book













Roger Paul Deschenes


        

 

Roger Paul Deschenes, age 43, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. 

Born in Fall River, a son of Robert E. Deschenes and the late Betty Ann (Crook) Deschenes and step-son of Leslie Anne (Foster) Deschenes.  He was employed as a representative for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Reservation Center.  Roger enjoyed salt water fishing and family gatherings and cookouts.

Besides his father and step-mother, he is survived by his two brothers, Robert E. Deschenes, Jr. of Westport and Richard P. Deschenes of Freetown; and several nieces and nephews.  He was the godfather of Robert E. Deschenes, III.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 9:00AM in St. Bernard’s Church, 32 South Main Street, Assonet, MA 02702. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the
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  Carol J. Richard


        

 

 
Carol J. (Canuel) Richard, age 64, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her beloved daughter.

 
Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Lionel P. and Lillian J. (Gagne) Canuel. She was employed as an inspector for Tech-Etch before her retirement.  She was a former Hospice volunteer and a proud recipient of the 2012 Mom of the Year University of Illinois Award.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Richard, III & wife Lisa of Fall River; her daughter, Sandra Bieu & husband Kevin of Acushnet; four grandchildren, Desiree & Joe Richard, IV and Kaci & Averi Bieu; a brother, Paul Canuel of Somerset; two sisters Doris Piehler & husband Courtlandt of North Dartmouth and Jacqueline Dombek of Fall River;three very close nieces, Elizabeth Suarez, Victoria Dombek and Anne Dombek; her beloved cat of eighteen years, Churchie; and a few close friends who were with her to the end.  She was also the sister of the late Ronald Canuel.

 
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Hospice Care staff.

Carol’s funeral will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:00AM from the
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 John Henry  Noble


        

 

  John Henry Neidlinger Noble, Jr., 79, of Marion, MA, passed away on July 20, 2013.           John attended The Pennington School in New Jersey, graduated from Lehigh University, PA with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and did graduate work at Marquette University.     

 
Following his marriage to Phyllis Blest and the birth of his two children, John and Sue, Jack joined the U.S. Air Force, and became a Jet Pilot and Air Operations Officer, and was stationed in Okinawa.  While there, he built a mini motor bike to transport himself around the base.  This later became a great source of fun for his children and was featured in Popular Mechanics Magazine.       

 
The family moved to Wellesley where Jack served on the Board of Public Works and for six years he was Chairman of the Permanent Building Committee.         As a registered Mechanical and Chemical Professional Engineer, Jack traveled the world extensively.  He was a pioneer in Nuclear Power with three patents on Nuclear Containment and Disposal, and frequently gave technical advice and expert testimony at trials. 

 
Jack’s passion was sailing, he started with a Sun Fish and was a charter member of the Wellesley Sailing Club for Children.  He remarried and with his wife, Adrienne Mills, moved to Marion.  At Beverly Yacht Club, Jack served as Race Committee Chairperson and as Protest Committee Chair.  His most rewarding and memorable events were the thirteen Marion to Bermuda races he did, some with John and Sue as crew on Zephy II.  When not sailing, he worked on Sippican School Rebuilding Committee.      

 
Jack is survived by his wife, Adrienne; his son, John and daughter, Sue; his grandchildren, Casey Noble, Bailey Noble, Nicholas Losapio and Amanda Losapio; his step-children, Frederic Mills, Michael Mills, Curt Mills and Kathleen Burkinshaw; as well as seven step-grandchildren.      

 
Jack was a member of the Wellesley Masonic Lodge, Beverly Yacht Club, Blue Water Sailing Club, Kittansett, Sippican Tennis Club and Marion Mallet Club.         Jack will be remembered as a fierce competitor with keen racing ability, a brilliant mind that had great curiosity and compassion for all the people he met, and an endless supply of stories he loved to share.        We love you Jack and you will be missed!             

 
On August 5, 2013 at 4:00pm friends are invited to a Farewell Gathering at Beverly Yacht Club, 90 Water Street, Marion, MA. Burial is private. Donations may be made to Beverly Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, PO Box 181, Marion 02738.
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Maria F. Vasconcelos


         Maria F. (Concelos) Vasconcelos, age 84, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. She was the wife of the late Ernesto M. Vasconcelos.

Born in St. Michael Azores, she was a daughter of the late Amancio and Felisbina (Ferreira) Concelos .She had worked as a presser in the local garment industry. A parishioner of Espirito Santo Church, she enjoyed being with her family, shopping and eating ice cream.
Maria was the mother of Osvalda  Blanchard (husband Richard) of Queensbury, NY, Anabela Carreiro (husband Guilherme), of Fall River, Aida Hooper (husband Robert) of Troy, Ohio and Joao Vasconcelos (wife Gorette) of Westport, MA. Sister of Jose Vasconcelos; of Fall River, MA. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 Mrs. Vasconcelos’s funeral will be held on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at 8:00 A.M. from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00A.M. in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden Street, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.
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 Paul E. Langlais


       Paul E. Langlais, age 70 of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was son of the late Edward J. and Alphonsine (Lavoie) Langlais.        

 Born in Fall River, he was a general worker for Richard & Davis Lumber C. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Boyd Council #295 and the 4th degree knight, Bishop Stang Assembly.  He was formerly a Citizens Band Channel 9 emergency care giver and went by the name “Crazy Bull”.
         

Survivors are his brother, Andre A. Langlais and wife Russlyn of Fall River; his sister-in-law, Linda Langlais, of Little Compton and several aunts, nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Robert Langlais.

Mr. Langlais’ funeral will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
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 Mary Ann G. Urban


          Mary Ann G. (Winiarski) Urban, of Fall River, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Kazimierz Urban .

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Walter and Genevieve (Gronkiewicz) Winiarski.  Mrs. Urban was an extremely talented woman, who loved to knit, crochet, and needlepoint, and also loved to read.

She is survived her sister, Valerie F. Winiarski of Tiverton; several nieces and a nephew.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 8:30AM to 9:30AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Peter & Paul Parish @ Holy Cross Church, Pulaski Street, Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.   
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  Dennis Cabral


          Dennis Cabral, age 32, of Long Beach, CA, formerly of Swansea, MA, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at home. 

Born in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of Jose M. and Maria F. (Benevides) Cabral of Swansea, MA.  He was employed as an electrician for Irwin Industries Powerplant.  He was an avid New England sports fan, who enjoyed softball and especially spending time with his family.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Kevin Cabral and his wife April M. of Fall River; his sister, Stephanie A. Stark and her husband William P. of  Swansea, MA; his companion, Kim Guijarro and their daughter Athena of Long Beach, CA; his niece, Hayden McKenzie Stark and nephews, Ayden Joe Cabral and Liam Patrick Stark.

Mr. Cabral’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a service at 10:00AM. Interment will be in Vinnicum Woods Cemetery, Swansea, MA.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00PM 9:00PM. click here for guest book














Samuel “Sam” Pryce


Samuel “Sam” W. Edward Pryce, 81, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved Gertrude Ledoux in 2011.   

 
Born December 24, 1931 at St. Luke’s Hospital and raised in Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Samuel and Bride M. (Ryan) Pryce, and older brother of the late Marshall W. Pryce.      Mr. Pryce served in the United States Navy.  He was employed and traveled extensively throughout the United States as a member of the United Sheet Metal Workers Union until his retirement.   

 
Mr. Pryce is survived by many close friends and neighbors, including his loving and dedicated friends Joseph and Shirley Arruda, whose care and compassion have watched over Mr. Pryce during his time of need.   

 
Mr. Pryce’s funeral will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:30AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 BROADWAY, FALL RIVER,  followed by committal prayers at 10:15 AM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 8:00AM to 8:30AM.click here for guest book













Anita C. Kochan


Anita C. (Bouvier) Kochan, 87 of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Highland Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Kochan.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Phillippe and Anna (Proulx) Bouvier. She was a bookkeeper for Interstate Windows for many years.

She is survived by her two sons, Karl J. Kochan of Fall River, and Francis J. Kochan of Dartmouth: five grandchildren, Katie Kochan, Darin Kochan, Todd Kochan, Francis Kochan III, and Amy Falconeiri: seven great grandchildren, Lauran Kochan, Morgan Kochan, Brooke Falconeiri, Savannah Kochan, Jordan Kochan, Max Falconeiri and StellaFalconeiri. She was the sister of the late Francis Bouvier, Henry Bouvier, Albert Bouvier, Rose Desrosiers and Roland Bouvie.

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Janet T.  Perkins


Janet T. (Ferreira) Perkins, age 68 of Fall River, passed away on the evening of Saturday, June 29, 2013 at New Bedford Rehab Hospital. She was the wife of Robert E. Perkins.

Janet was born in Fall River and was the daughter of the late John and Irene F. (Rapoza) Ferreira. Mrs. Perkins was a security officer at the former Quaker Fabric and enjoyed music, dancing, movies, gambling, and tablets (electronics).

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter Cheryl Perkins and son-in-law David J. Solis of Fall River.

Mrs. Perkins funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 10:00AM in the
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Genevieve H. (Jenny) Forczyk


Genevieve H. (Jenny) Forczyk, passed away on June 23, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

 She was born in Fall River on November 4, 1934 to Martin and Tekla (Gnyp) Kraska. Genevieve attended Holy Cross Elementary School and BMC Durfee High School. At the age of 19 she married the love of her life and then became the devoted mother to three daughters and four grandchildren.  Genevieve loved her family and friends unconditionally and she selflessly provided a warm and caring home for all of them .Her husband and children always came first. When her grandchildren came along, she was affectionately called “Babcia.”  Genevieve was an incredibly strong, beautiful, talented, and nurturing woman who touched the lives and became a role model to everyone she met.

She was happiest when she was cooking  her Polish delicacies, hosting family holiday celebrations, taking care of and helping to raise her cherished grandchildren, dining out and shopping with her daughters, spending time working in her yard, boating on Narragansett Bay and taking care of her beloved puppies. Nothing was impossible with this great lady and when difficult times came along, she gave the hope, encouragement and advice that were needed to move on.
               
 
Genevieve is survived by her husband of 59 years Stanley and three daughters, Joyce Decosta , Doreen Carberry and her husband Daniel, and Elaine Forczyk all of Tiverton RI. She was a cherished Babcia to Patrick and Samantha Carberry and Callan and Kelly Decosta. She is also survived by her brother Walter Kraska of Swansea and a sister Stella Jennings of Fall River along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in life by her brother John Kraska and her sisters Victoria Furman, Ann Walsh, Helen and Mary Kraska.

 
Mrs. Forczyk’s funeral will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 9:00AM from the Boulé Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Rosary Church, 120 Beattie Street, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  Online guestbook available at www.boulefuneralhome.com
 

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Richard J. Guimar


Richard J. Guimar, age76 of Tiverton RI,  passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 23, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital, husband of Cecile R. (Laliberte) Guimar.

Born in Fall River son of the late Joseph and Laura (Landry) Guimar. Mr. Guimar was a retired fork lift operator for Lightolier, he was a parishioner of St, Theresa Church, he enjoyed fishing and traveling,

Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter Jodi (Guimar) Raposa of Fall River two sisters Mary Irene Baptista of Fall River and Lorraine Varin of Fall River two grandchildren Jordan Guimar and Jared Raposa and several  nieces & nephews he also was the brother of the late Joseph, Omer, and Armand Guimar.

Mr. Guimar’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St, Theresa Church, Stafford Rd, Tiverton. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.  

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Raymond G. “Red” St. Pierre


Raymond G. “Red” St. Pierre, age 82 of Tiverton RI, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 peacefully at home with his loving family, He was the husband of E. Jean (Dodge) St. Pierre.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Armand and Catherine (Stephens) St. Pierre. Mr. St. Pierre worked for a family owned business,  Main Plumbing & Heating as a plumber; he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a keen enthusiast of horseback riding and driving, a member of several riding clubs- Aquidneck Island and Moswansicut both of RI., and L&G of Conn. He loved hunting, fishing, motorcycling and sailing his catamaran. He belonged to Hobie Cat Fleet #25 and Fleet #448, he was a life time member of the Liberal Club.

 Besides his wife he is survived by two sons Gerald St. Pierre and his wife Anne, Clayton St. Pierre and his wife Patti, a brother J. William St. Pierre Five sisters, Delores Warhall, Susan Drewniak, Nancy Cordiero, Marie St. Pierre, Norma Mosher, five grandchildren Brian, Timothy, Taylor, Brittany and Michael, a great grandchild Collin, several nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late John and George ”Pepper” St. Pierre.     

   
Mr. St. Pierre’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, Visitation will be held from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice @ VNS of Newport & Bristol County, 1184 East Main Rd, Portsmouth RI. 02871, or American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701. . 

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John V. Mazurek


John V. Mazurek, Jr., age 65, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late John V. and Helen (Cichon) Mazurek. 

Mr. Mazurek was employed as a produce manager at Food Mart,     Hi-Lo and Seabra Supermarkets for over 30 years.  He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, an avid Patriots fan and he enjoyed trips to the casinos.

He is survived by his loving companion, Elaine Marcucci of Fall River; his brother, Louis Mazurek & wife Cheryl of Fall River; his sister, Mary Ann Portley & husband Sean of Barrington, RI; two beloved nieces, Katie Whitman and Julia Mazurek; and his cousin, Leon Cichon & wife Cecilia. 

Mr. Mazurek’s funeral will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Stanislaus Parish, 36 Rockland Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to St. Stanislaus School Endowment Fund, 37 Rockland Street, Fall River, MA 02724. 

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Jeanne M. Belanger
Jeanne M. Belanger, age 71, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Henry Belanger.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Louise (Vallee) Guilmette, she was a machine operator at Lightolier for many years.

Mrs. Belanger was a remarkable woman, very kind and giving.
  She was always there for you when you needed a helping hand.  Her love and kindness will live in our hearts forever and ever.  Sweet Jesus, wrap your loving arms around this beautiful woman you have created for she loves you with every depth of her being.

Thank you to all her caregivers at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center and Charlton Memorial Hospital.
  Your help and kindness will always be remembered.  Her heart will go on in all the lives she has touched.  Rest in peace kind and noble child of God, you are loved by many. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three daughters, Lynn Stanton & Donna Dube of Key West, FL, and Christine Soares of Fall River; her three step-children, The late Henry Belanger, Jude Belanger of Florida and Debra Wentz of Missouri;her two sisters, Lorna Mello and Nancy Manchester of Fall River; seven grandchildren, Kevin Soares of Somerset, Cassandra Medeiros of Fall River, Kyle Medeiros of New Bedford, Kelly Medeiros of Brockton, Michelle Hernandez of Mobile, AL, Nichole and Danielle Audet of Key West, FL; four great grandchildren, Craig & Travis Cabral of Fall River, Calee Soares of Somerset and Aiden Hernandez of Mobile, AL; and her good friend Claudette Charette.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30AM in Catholic Memorial Home Chapel, 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River. There will be a coffee social following mass at Tecumseh Mill Apartments Community Room, 164 Hartwell Street, Fall River. Arrangements are entrusted with the
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Joseph D. Cummings
Joseph D. Cummings, age 50 of Fall River, passed away June 4, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, son of the late Jossie Pontes and Delores (DeCosta) Cummings.

Mr. Cummings enjoyed drawing, boxing, working out, and watching Bruce Lee movies; he was very family oriented, loved being around his loved ones.
 

Mr. Cummings is survived by a son Joseph Megna of Washington, two daughters Jana Cummings of Louisiana, Shaina Dayter of Fall River, a brother Keith Cummings of No. Dartmouth, two sisters Doreen Moniz of Somerset, Brenda Cummings of Fall River, six grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also was the brother of the late Kevin Cummings, Steven Cummings and Linda Cummings.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 9, 2013 at 2:00PM in the BOULE       FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from12:00PM to 2:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donation be made directly to them.  
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Marie “Rose” Pouliot
Marie “Rose” (Peladeau) Pouliot, age 92, formerly of Walker St., Fall River, MA, passed away June 2, 2013.  She was the beloved wife of the late Ludger Pouliot and daughter of the late Alphonse and Rosanna (Forcier) Peladeau.

 
She devoted her life to raising her family.Survivors are two daughters, Janet Croteau and her husband Raymond Croteau, Jr. of Hanson, MA and Diane Nadeau of Westport, MA; three grandchildren, Shannon Nadeau, Jared Croteau and Jordan Croteau; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Croteau and Addyson Nadeau; a sister, Jeannette Gagnon; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by two brothers, Rene Peladeau and Edmond Peladeau.
Mrs. Pouliot’s funeral will be held on June 7, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River, MA.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held on June 6 from 5PM to 8PM.
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Grace Deschenes
Grace Deschenes, age 81 of Fall River, passed away at home Sunday, June 2, 2013.          Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Francois Deschenes and Alberina (Martin) Deschenes.

 She was a lifelong resident of Fall River. Ms. Deschenes worked at the former Louis Hand doing clerical work for 30 years. She was a parishioner of the Parish of the Holy Trinity. Ms. Deschenes enjoyed word search puzzles and shopping.


Ms. Deschenes is survived by two sisters, Lillian Deschenes, and Anita Pineau both of Fall River; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Joseph, Albert , Lionel , Leo , Henry , Arthur Deschenes, Alice Cote, Dorille Roy, Irene Bouchard, Marie Petrin, Theresa Deschenes and Sister Marie Xavier, SSJ.


Ms. Deschenes funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 9:30AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 8:30AM to 9:30AM.
 
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Claire T. Belden
Claire T. (Lapointe) Belden, age 64, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was the wife of Michael C. Belden.Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Victor and Beatrice (Desrosiers) Lapointe.  Mrs. Belden enjoyed playing on the computer and especially spending time with her family.

Besides her husband of 38 years, she is survived by her daughter Amanda M. Pacheco and her husband Kevin of Fall River; her two grandchildren, Kory Belden and Tyler Pacheco.


Mrs. Belden’s Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
at 10:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River, MA. Arrangements are entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. 
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Arlene E. Viera
Arlene E. Viera, age 77, of New Bedford, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at New Bedford Rehab Hospital.  Born in Oak Bluffs, MA, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Fauteux) Viera.  She worked for Coyne Textile Services for many years.  She enjoyed knitting in her younger years, being with family and friends and attending adult daycare. Ms. Vieira is survived by her daughter, Cindy Woodcock of New Bedford; her sisters, Lillian Colligan and Elizabeth Searle both of Vineyard Haven; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late John Viera, Jr. and Shirley Zilinek.Ms. Viera’s  private funeral services are entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.
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Dorothea Ferreira
Dorothea (Tavares) Ferreira, age79, of Tiverton, RI, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife and best friends of Joseph S. Ferreira. 

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Antone and Gloria (Furtado) Tavares.
   Dottie enjoyed quilting, camping and cherished spending time with her beloved family. 

Besides her husband of 58 years, she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Harvey & her husband Melvin III of Tiverton; a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ferreira of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Ronald Tavares and wife Joan of Johnston, RI; five grandchildren, Jacob Harvey & wife Linda, Rebecca Waite & husband Eric, Melvin G. Harvey IV, Kirstin Ferreira and Zachary Ferreira; her two newest loves of her life, her great grandchildren, Gibson Harvey and Warren Waite.
  She was also the mother of the late Steven J. Ferreira.
 

Mrs. Ferreira’s funeral will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson Street, Tiverton, RI.   Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Southcoast Hospice VNA, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719. 
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Betty L. Yarbough
Betty L. (Showers) Yarbough, age 66 of  Fall River, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Saint Anne’s, former wife of Leslie Yarbough.

Born in Superior, WI, daughter of the late Louis Elwood and Lillian R. (Golden) Showers, She was a mixologist for many bars, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, K-9 dogs, cats and family gathering, loved being around close family.

Survivors are a daughter April D. Yarbough
 of  Gainsville ,Fl., a brother Louis Showers III of Fall River, two sisters Jacqueline Dawson of Fall River, Susanne Rodrigues of Fontana, CA, grandmother of Daniel R. (Juliette) Yarbough  and Robert J. (Tyshell) Yarbough, she was also the sister of the late Patricia Showers, April Showers, and Sandra Showers.  To those who knew her, Betty will be remembered as a woman with spirit. She brought joy and laughter to all those around her and was never afraid to speak the truth.

A Memorial Service will be held for Betty on Sunday May 26, 2013 weather permitting. Family and friends are welcomed to join in honoring her memory. For more information contact Robert at 508 - 617-3602 or Danny at 774-301-1616. Cremation services are entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

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Phillip E. Senay Jr.
Phillip E. Senay Jr., age 68 of Fall River, MA passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Saint Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of Cheryl (Millerick) Senay. 
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Phillip E. and Ceceila (Lizotte) Senay. Phillip served with the National Guards from 1968 through 1974. He was employed for many years by Firestone Rubber Company, as a mixer. He enjoyed woodworking.
 

In addition to his wife he is survived by three children Christine Ann Senay Julie Anne Senay, and William E.Senay all of Fall River   Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the
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Robert H. Duqutte
Robert H. Duquette, age 82 of Fall River passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, husband of the late Julia T. Golden Duquette.

Born in Fall River MA, son of the late Henry and Imelda (Larrivee) Duquette. Mr. Duquette served in the US Army during the Korean War, He was a delivery driver for Salvo Golden Foods, and he enjoyed fishing, eating out and dancing, he also was a member of the Tiverton, VFW on Shove St.

Survivors are a son Robert Duquette of Fall River, a brother Norman Duquette of Westport, MA, three sisters Jacqueline Carvalho of Fall River, Connie DeCotret of Fall River, Lorraine Sherman of Swansea and several nieces and nephews.
      

 
Mr.Duquette’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in SS Peter & Paul Parish at Holy Cross Church, 47 Pulaski St., Fall River. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  
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Carlene M. Tavares
 Carlene M. Tavares, age 63, of Swansea passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 10, 2013. She was the fiancée of the late Gary McMullen.

Born in Fall River a daughter of the late James E. and Margaret P. (Fectaeu) Connors. Carlene was a district manager for Olan Mills Portraits. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas More Church in Somerset, an avid shopper, gambler and had an eye for fashion. She belonged to the Powder Puff Derby Racer at Seekonk Speedway and was a member of the CB Radio Club.

Survivors are 5 daughters Michele August of Fall River, Dawn August of Swansea, Kristy August Lopes of Somerset, Tracy Tavares of Fall River and Lisa August Pacheco of Fall River 1 sister Joan Simmons of Somerset.
  8 grandchildren, Heidi, Megan, Ashlee, Codie, Brenda, Cameron, Marissa and Alex, as well as several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Chiquita. She was also the sister of the late James Connors and Joseph “Buddy” Davis.
   

 
Carlene’s funeral will be held on Thursday May 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Avenue, Somerset, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 8:00PM.
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Roland P. Cayer
 Roland P. Cayer, age 84 of Fall River formerly Brockton passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Alma C. (Caron) Cayer.

Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Herve and Della (Cyr) Cayer. A U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. After returning from service Mr. Cayer was a Shoe cutter for many years working with King Leather and Walkover Shoe Company. He and his wife lived in Brockton for 40 years. Roland was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral, a member of its Senior Citizen Club and of VFW Post 486 in Fall River.
 

In addition to his wife of 58 years he is survived by two sisters Lucille Picard and Gertrude Bridge, both of Fall River, as well as several nieces and nephews
        

Mr. Cayer’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St Mary’s Cathedral, Spring Street, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA  22312.
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Keira Jozie Medeiros
Keira Jozie Medeiros, infant daughter of Jose F. Medeiros and Jennifer A. Gouveia-Guinen, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Besides her parents, her family includes her fraternal grandparents, Eduarda Medeiros and the late Jose Medeiros; maternal grandparents, Bernadette Gouveia and Antonio & Patricia Gouveia; brothers, Dennis Guinen, Jr., Benjamin Guinen, Jude Guinen and Jose F. Medeiros, Jr.; her sister, Vanessa Medeiros; and her nephew, Cyrus Wheller.
 

Keira’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7
:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

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Ruth C.  Pollard
Ruth C. (Belanger) Pollard, age 88, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset and Swansea, passed away Sunday April 28,2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife, of the late Henry Pollard. Mother of Jennifer Boisvert and (husband Martin) of Swansea, MA 

 Born in Fall River, MA, the daughter of the late Ernest Belanger and Angeline (Garon) Belanger. Mrs. Pollard was a homemaker, an avid reader. She lived in Somerset for 35 years then moved to Swansea for 6 years before returning to Fall River. Her last home was at Sarah S. Brayton (Sagamore Unit) where she, received wonderful care and love from the entire staff.  

Mrs. Pollard’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:00AM May, 1, 2013 from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St, Francis of Assisi, 530 Gardner’s Neck Road, Swansea, MA. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Swansea, MA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 8:00AM to 9:00AM.
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Juliette Levesque
Juliette (Arel) Levesque, age 88 of Fall River, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Leo J. Levesque. 

Born in Fall River, MA, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Marie Arel.  She had worked for James Garment Company as a trimmer for many years.

 
Survivors are a son, Roger N. Levesque; two daughters, Donna-Marie Levesque and Diane Sallar; four grandchildren, Jacob, Brandon, Zachary and Hannah Sallar, and one great grandchild, Traigh Sallar.  She was also the sister of the late George Arel, Thelma Zak and Richard Arel  


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be private in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA .
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Catherine Brickhill
Catherine (Jeffrey) Brickhill, age 91, of Jordan’s Way, Westport, formerly of Fall River, MA, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 at The Fall River Jewish Home.. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Brickhill.

Born in Scotland, she was the daughter of David and Mary Jane (Carmichael) Jeffrey. Moving to Fall River when she was 3 ½ years old and lived here until 1998, when she moved to Westport. She was a parishioner of the Church of Ascension, now the Church of the Holy Spirit. She worked as sales person for the former Edgar’s Department Store for 25 years as well as the Thrift Shop at the Church of Ascension. She loved to crochet and read. Mrs. Brickhill also spent time visiting the sick at Nursing Homes.
  

 
Mrs. Brickhill is survived by one son, Allen Edward Brickhill of Somerset; one daughter, Mary Jane Amaral  and husband David of Westport; three grandchildren, Jennifer Donaldson ( husband Anthony) of Wilmington,MA,  Kerri St.Laurent  ( husband James ),of Portsmouth ,RI and Andrew Brickhill of Somerset; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late David Jeffrey, Margaret W. Peterson and Jane G. Almy.

 
Mrs. Brickhill’s funeral service will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a service at 10:00AM, in the Church of the Holy Spirit 160 Rock Street, Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00PM  to 8:00PM.
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Lorraine Dumas
Lorraine (Saucier) Dumas, age 81, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Southpointe. She was the wife of the late Roland Dumas.

Born in
Fall River, a daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (Gallant) Saucier.  She was a homemaker most of her life. 

She is survived by three children, Denise Rego of Tiverton, Peter Dumas of Swansea and Paul Dumas of Westport; six grandchildren ,Robyn, Kristyn, Christopher, Caitlin, Kevyn-Paul and Megan and five great grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin, Lauryn, Kathryn and Bradyn.

Mrs. Dumas’ funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardner’s Neck Road, Swansea, MA.  Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning prior to church from 8:00AM to 9:00AM.
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Pauline C.Terry
Pauline C. (Levesque) Terry, age 76, of Fall River, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. She was the loving wife of Frank G. Terry.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Leon and Amerilda (Bernier) Levesque.
  She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed yard sales and especially her family. 

Besides her husband, she is survived her daughter, Donna M. Terry of Westport; a brother, Roland Levesque of Somerset; two sisters, Claire Perry of Fall River and Lillian Medeiros of Tiverton; two grandchildren, Jennifer Terry of Fall River and Mark James Hancock of Maine; three great grandchildren, Destiny Rose Jordan, Daisy Jade Jordan and Dakota Lynn Terry.
  She was also the sister of the late Cecile Miller and Marcel Levesque.     

Mrs. Terry’s funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
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Barbara A. Desrosiers
Barbara A. (Almeida) Desrosiers, age 66, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Catholic Memorial Home.  She was the beloved wife of Paul J. Desrosiers.

 Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Goncalves) Almeida.
  Mrs. Desrosiers was a homemaker, who in her earlier years, enjoyed staying home and raising her family.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed fishing, reading and knitting.

  
Besides her husband of 46years, she is survived by her two daughters, Renee M. Brum and Dawn Oliver, both of Fall River; her sister Cynthia Melo of Waterford, CT and seven grandchildren.  She was also the mother of the late Brian P. Desrosiers.
 

Mrs. Desrosiers’ funeral will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:30AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30AM in Catholic Memorial Home Chapel, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
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Florence  Haladin
Florence (LaBerge) Pelletier - Haladin, age 102, of Fall River, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at Southpointe. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Pelletier and the late Joseph Haladin.

 
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late David LaBerge and Roseanna (Morin) LaBerge. She worked as a seamstress for various shops for 25 years before retiring in 1961.She was a member of the I.L.G.W.U. Florence enjoyed sewing, gardening and being with family and friends.
Mrs. Haladin is survived by one son, Albert D. Pelletier and his wife Pierrette of Fall River, twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Walter J. Pelletier and Lorraine F. Kenney.
 

Mrs. Haladin’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Theresa’s Church, Stafford Rd, Tiverton. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM PM.
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Alan Charles Souza
Alan Charles Souza, age 52 of Swansea, passed away April 14, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, he was the loving companion of Heidi Phillips.

Born in Swansea MA, son of the late John Almedia and Lillian (Costa) Souza. Alan served in U.S. Navy; he was a cook for his own restaurant, Fresh Catch Seafood. He was an avid poker player,loved to fish and shellfish, loved baseball; he was a coach for Swansea little league and attended Case High school.

Besides Heidi, he was survived by two sons, Trevor and Shawn, four brothers, Frank, Kenneth, John, and Ronald, five sisters, Victoria, Debra, Doreen, Kim and Brenda and a grandson, Hunter, a daughter in-law Ashley and numerous nieces and nephews. He also was the father of the late Heather Souza, and brother of the late Joseph.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.
  Visitation will be held prior to service from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
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Henriette  von Trapp

 

  Henriette “Henri” (Lajoie) von Trapp, age 85, of Adamsville, RI passed away on April 13, 2013 after a brief illness.

   She was born in Fall River, MA, the third daughter of the late J. Edward and Cecile (Laurent) Lajoie.
   In 1947 she married Dr. Rupert von Trapp and they settled in Adamsville RI, to serve the community and raise a family.  In 1949, Henriette was afflicted with polio.  Despite severe paralysis and two children to care for, she bore four more children and ran a bustling household.  At the age of 50, she began working at the Newport Naval Base, a job she enjoyed until her retirement at the age of 70.She lived for her family and friends and “the most beautiful beach in the world” Elephant Rock.

 
She leaves her sons George and wife Patricia of Waterbury Center, VT, Christopher and wife Kelly Sweeney of Waltham, VT, her daughters Monique and husband James Saflund of Cranston, RI, Elizabeth and husband Vern Walker of Fairfield,VA, Stephanie and husband Peter Derbyshire of Adamsville RI, and Francoise von Trapp and partner Stephen Rayle of Phoenix, AZ, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
  She is also survived by her brother James Lajoie and wife Jane of Salem, MA and her sisters Anne Marie and husband Joseph Ripanti of Swansea, MA, Marie Claire  Cote of Montreal, PQ, Gabrielle McBride of Albuquerque, NM, Elizabeth  Lajoie of Essex, CT and Francoise Brunette of San Raphael, CA. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her, brothers Henri and Laurent, sisters Marguerite Brais, Therese Collette, Bernadette and her grandson Marc.   

    
Mrs. von Trapp’s Funeral will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:45AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in St John the Baptist Church, 945 Main Rd Westport, MA. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts may be made to Rhode Island Infantile Paralysis Foundation (Post-Polio Foundation) c/o Mark McGovern 95 Crosswynds Dr, Saunderstown, RI 02874
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Mary H. Murphy
Mary H. Murphy, age 102, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 in the Grand Islander Center, Middletown RI.
Born in Fall River MA, she was the daughter of the late Michael E. and Nellie T. (Alyward) Murphy. Miss Murphy moved to South Boston as a young woman. She started her career in retail marketing at Jordan Marsh (Macy’s) advancing to a department buyer’s position.After her retirement, she volunteered at St Bridget’s Elementary School library in South Boston, later moving to Tiverton, RI, and continued to help at Holy Ghost Church.  Sheloved children and taught CCD for many years to the 5
th and 6th graders.

She was the sister of the late Michael F. Murphy, John E. Murphy, and Margaret E, (Murphy) Rego .She also is survived by nieces Nathalie Conway, Eileen McConnel, nephews Frank, Jeffrey, Michael, John and the late Thomas Murphy and many great nieces and nephews
       

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St, Tiverton RI. Interment will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery,Tiverton. In lieu of flowers Memorial Gifts ,may be made in Mary’s memory to the Holy Ghost Church ,316 Judson St, Tiverton RI, 02878.    
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Yvonne L.  St. Pierre
Yvonne L. (Paul) St. Pierre, age 76, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  She was the wife of Roland St. Pierre.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Adelard Paul and Loretta (Tisdale) and step-daughter of Joan T. (McConnell) Paul.
  She was a seamstress in the garment business for many years.  Mrs. St. Pierre was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, where she served as chaplin, she was the Union Representative for ILGWU and involved with VFW.  She loved her grandchildren and was a devoted aunt, who over the years, enjoyed babysitting for her three generations of nieces.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Raymond Correia & his wife Jennifer of Woodstock Valley, CT; her brothers, Raymond Paul of Nevada and Thomas Paul of Fall River; her sisters, Jeannette Dupras of Fall River and Joan Arruda of Portsmouth, RI; two grandchildren, Sydney & Seth Correia; as well as her loving nieces and caretakers, Jeannie DeCouto of Fall River , Pauline Brodeur of Westport, Annette Dupras of Fall River and Joan Ferreira of Fall River;
 She was also the sister of the late Anita Kitchen, Bertha Paul, Doris Paul and Blanche Arel. 

 
Mrs. St. Pierre’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.  A remembrance will be held at St. Bernadette’s Church at Friday’s Daily Mass at 8:00AM     
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Kelley D. Stigger
Kelley D. Stigger, age 50, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at home. Born in Saginaw, MI, a daughter of AC Stigger and Bernidine V. (Gross).

She is survived by four sons, Paul Bird of Springfield, MA, Jason, Eric and Thomas Charette all of Fall River; a brother, Mark Stigger of New Bedford; a sister, Kimberly Stigger of Vermont; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 5:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held on prior to service from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.      
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Manuel Rebello
Manuel Rebello, age 91, of Fall River, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, to be with his beloved wife, Mary O’Linda (Soares) Rebello.      

  
Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Celina (Dupre) Rebello. Mr. Rebello was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during WWII and obtaining the rank of Medical Corp.     Mr. Rebello worked for the U.S. Naval Net Depot of Newport and Melville, RI where he worked as a riggers helper for the 23 U.S. Naval Cont. Battalion Center Davisville, RI.       

 
Mr. Rebello was the father of the late Thomas Rebello & father-in-law of Elaine Rebello of Fall River; brother of Angelina Pacheco of Fall River and Theresa Gagne of Swansea; grandfather of Steven Rebello, James Rebello, Lisa (Rebello) Clifford and Thomas Rebello, Jr.; great grandfather of six, great-great grandfather of one and uncle to several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John Rebello, Joseph Rebello, Arthur Rebello, Rose Faria, Dorothy Daigle, Mary Almeida,  Anna Faria and Antone Rebello.

 
Mr. Rebello’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00AM from  the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass  at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Spring Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 7:30AM to 10:00AM prior to church.     
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Mary O’Linda Rebello
Mary O’Linda (Soares) Rebello, age 90, of Fall River, wife of Manuel Rebello, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Kimwell Healthcare. They recently celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Augustine and Maria (Carvalho) Soares. Mrs. Rebello was a seamstress, working at Ronnie K Dress Shop and K&G Dress shop, retiring in 1974. Mrs. Rebello was member of UNITE.

 Mary was the mother of the late Thomas Rebello & mother-in-law of Elaine Rebello of Fall River; sister of Leo Soares of Fall River, Dorothy Phillipe of Fall River;  and Anne Michaels of Virginia;  grandmother of Steven Rebello, James Rebello, Lisa (Rebello) Clifford and Thomas Rebello, Jr.; great grandmother of six, great-great grandmother of one and aunt  to several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Gertrude Bifulco, Manuel Soares, John Soares, Abel Soares, Irene Lewis, Augustine(Gus) Soares and Helen Perry.

Mrs. Rebello’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00AM from  the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass  at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Spring Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 7:30AM to 10:00AM prior to church.
       
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Irene (Desforges) Cahill
Irene (Desforges) Cahill, Called home by the angels in her 91st year on Sunday March 24th  at the Catholic Memorial Home, Irene (Desforges) Cahill wife of the late John F. Cahill peacefully went home surrounded by her loving family. 

Irene was the daughter of the late Joseph & Azilda (Tetu) Desforges.  Deceased sisters, Yvonne Pilotte, Lea Belair and Yvette Cahill and 3 brothers Emile, William and Leo Desforges. She is survived by 2 daughters, Eileen Harrington (John) and Carol Cahill. Two sons, John Cahill (Louise) and Brian Cahill (Debbie) She is survived by 8 grandchildren, Christine Harrington, Michele Dufault (Moe), Suzanne Travassos (Jamie), Kimberly Garrison (Kevin) Lisa Berube, John Harrington (Kristyn), Dustin and Daniel Cahill.  9 Great grandchildren, Amanda, Ciara, Kayla, Gabriella, Jamie, Kyle ,Dorian,  Lauryn and Bradyn. 3 Great great grandchildren, Ava, Tristan and Alyza.

 Mrs. Irene Cahill was a former seamstress for many years and also worked at Doolan Apts for Meals on Wheels program.
  Some memories shared by her family are babysitting her grandchildren and taking them to the beach, Lincoln Park and many other activities throughout her life including food fights.  She had a love for knitting and sewing in which she shared throughout the family.  She enjoyed watching her great grandchildren play with her jewelry and dressing up in her clothing and sharing special time with them. She also had the pleasure of being a god parent to one of her grandchildren, John Harrington in which she took great pride in.  Also throughout her life she enjoyed traveling taking long walks and having “family nights” with her family.  She travelled to her son Brian Cahill’s home in Florida where she really enjoyed their homemade brownies, hospitality and grandchildren.

 A loving Thank You to all the Catholic Memorial Home Staff, who were her extended family for 5 years and who gave her compassionate and loving care!
   We will all miss her infectious laugh and loving ways and how she made us all feel so special in our own individual ways.  Each and every one of us can think of her in our own memories that we hold so dear to our heart.

Arrangements are private at Boule Funeral Home and a memorial mass will be held at the Catholic Memorial Home on April 1
st at 9:30a.m. for friends and family.      
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Robert J. Daigle
Robert J. Daigle, age 61, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Bette J. (Angier) Daigle.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of Henry J. (deceased) and Lillian (Blanchette) Daigle.
  Mr. Daigle was a 1969 graduate of Prevost High School and a graduate of SMU.  He was an antique dealer and owner of Country Squire
Antiques.  Mr. Daigle enjoyed woodworking and especially spending time with his family.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his two sisters, Anne Marie (St.Pierre) Barboza of Fall River and Lynn Daigle of Westport; as well as several nieces and nephews.


Mr. Daigle’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 8:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.      
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Yvonne Bosse
Yvonne Bosse, age 89, of Fall River, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at home.      

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Etienne and Roseanna (Cote) Bosse.  Ms. Bosse was employed by Texas Instrument for many years until her retirement in 1987 and was a member of their golf team.  She was the first woman drummer in Fall River in 1940 and played for almost 40 years.      

She is survived by her niece, Jacqueline Goyette of Somerset; and her friends, Doris, Juliette and Sr. Rita Teasdale of Fall River. She was the sister of the late Oliva & Lauretta Bosse and Aldea Goyette and the godmother of the late Peter Goyette.
    

Ms. Bosse’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 10:00AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 
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Donald Dailey

Donald R. Dailey, age 75, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of Pauline (Andrade) Dailey.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Robert A. and Roseanna (Couture) Dailey. Mr. Dailey served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a fabricator for Englehard Industry for many years. He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus, Fr. Boehr Council #4753, where he was a former Grand Knight. Mr. Dailey enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, playing cards, dancing and karaoke.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Paul Dailey & wife Debra of Fall River, Kevin Dailey & wife Dawn of Fall River, Donna Murray & husband Paul of Fall River and Janice Boulay & husband Robert of Inverness, FL; brother, Gilbert Dailey & wife Eleanor of Rye, N.H; sisters, Georgette Ayre & husband William of Fall River and Claudette Frenette & husband George of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late George Dailey.

Mr. Dailey’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720 or Southcoast Hospice & Palliative Care, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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Edward J. Sokolski

 

 

 

Edward J. Sokolski, age 66, of Fall River, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Maureen (Murphy) Sokolski.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Frank and Helen (Panek) Sokolski.  Mr. Sokolski was manager of Kemps Hamburgers in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s and then, until his retirement in 1999, he was the inventory coordinator for Oak Grove Pharmacy, which Phillips Medical Supply bought in the 1980’s.Mr. Sokolski loved animals, especially his cats, he was an avid New England sports and Nascar fan and enjoyed bowling, golfing, and dog races.Besides his beloved wife of 41 years, he was the brother of John F. Sokolski of Fall River, Joyce Britto of New Bedford and the late Frank Sokolski; as well as uncle to several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sokolski’s funeral will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 474 Durfee Street, Fall River, MA 02720. 
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Jason R. Mercer
Jason R. Mercer, age 39, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013.  He was the fiancé of Crystal Curran.

 Born in Fall River, he was the son of Paulette (Sicard) Mercer and Richard Mercer and the step-son of Charles J. Keezer.
  Jason served in the Marine Corp., he enjoyed karaoke, golfing with his brother, playing softball and he was also an avid New England sports fan. 

Besides his parents and fiancé, he is survived by his children, Corey, J.D., and Kendra Mercer, Haley Curran and Victoria Alvarado;
  his brother, Chad Mercer & wife Melissa; half brother, Cody Mercer; his grandchildren, Jaleina Quinones and Jaydon Curran and his nephews, Nicholas, Noah and Nolan Mercer.

Visitation will be held in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM followed by a service at 7:00PM.   Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the family will be appreciated. 
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Angelina Couturier
Angelina (Lafrance) Couturier, age 99, widow of Paul A. Couturier passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Manor, Bristol, RI.

She was the daughter of the late Germaine and Roseanna (Duguay) Lafrance, mother of Ronald Couturier & wife Joan of Fall River, Claudette Couturier of Warwick, Madeleine Clohecy & husband Michael of Tiverton; sister of Lillian Boulay of Coventry; grandmother of nine and great grandmother of eleven. She was predeceased by 14 siblings.


Mrs. Couturier’s funeral will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 9:00
AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Theresa’s Church, Stafford Rd., Tiverton. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
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Olivette M. St. Pierre
Olivette M. (Dussault) St. Pierre, age 93, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Catholic Memorial Home.  She was the wife of the late Oscar W. St. Pierre.         

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Emile and Albertina (LaFleur) Dussault.
 Mrs. St. Pierre worked as an assembler for Lightolier for many years.She enjoyed playing cards, circle-a-words, embroidery, board games, dining out and loved to go shopping.


She was the mother of Doris (Richard) Couture, Pauline (Richard) Labrecque, Robert (Renee) St. Rock, Lorraine Alves, Elaine (Walter) Soares, and the late Theresa Duperre; grandmother of seventeen and six late grandchildren; many great and great great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Maurice Dussault.


A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:00AM in St. Bernadette’s Parish, Eastern Avenue, Fall River. Followed by burial of cremated remains in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.   Arrangements are entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

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Edna Carolyn Tucker
Edna Carolyn (Wishart) Tucker, age 97, formerly of Somerset, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center.  She was the wife of the late Atty. Charles I. Tucker.

Born on January 28, 1913 in New Haven, Connecticut to William and Alice (Frazier) Wishart.  Edna’s passions included knitting, playing cards, visiting the casinos and dancing. 

Edna is survived by her beloved daughter and caretaker, Susan Tucker-Coelho of Somerset; her three grandchildren, Roger E. Beech, III of Dorchester, also her caretaker, along with Justin Tucker and Jared Tucker, both of Middleboro; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Upham of Wareham; nieces, Leslie Flemming of N. Attleboro, Jean McLaughlin of Easton; nephew, Richard Upham of Peabody; as well as many great nieces and nephews.  She was also the mother of the late William Tucker.  John A. Coelho of Taunton was Edna’s kind friend and caretaker for many years and she will also be dearly missed by Mary E. Nigro of Salem.Edna’s funeral services will be private.

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Frank Borges
Frank Borges, age 86, of Fall River, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Home.  He was the husband of the late Mary (Machado) Borges.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Helen (Valentine) Borges.
  Mr. Borges was an avid Red Sox fan, who enjoyed dancing and country & western music.

 
Mr. Borges was the fiancé of Florence Silvia; uncle of several nieces and nephews, including Patricia Martin, and the late Donald K. Costa, Jr.; brother of the late Mamie Ferreira, Cecelia Costa, Emily Gingras, Irene Borges and John Borges.  


Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Theresa’s Church, Stafford Road, Tiverton. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. 
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 Frances Potvin

 

  During her lifetime, Helene Marguerite Francoise Boucher, born Wednesday, February 3 in the year 1926, was later regarded as Ms. Frances Helene Boucher.  Frances, and her aliases: Fran, Frannie, or Framboise, was the daughter of Canadian-American immigrants Aristide Evariste Boucher of Saskatchewan, and Eva Mercier of Alberta.  She was the wife of the late Adrien Joseph Potvin; mother of Simone Adrienne Potvin of Fall River, MA and Jeanne Helen Lachance of Somerset, MA; and both Grandmother of and Godmother to Jeffrey Alan Lachance of Fall River, MA.  She was also the proud mother of Peek-a-Boo the fish, Kalicat the Kitty, Chang and Opi the cat, plus grandmother to Nosey the frisky feline!   

  
My name is Jeffrey, and I get to write a little something about the greatest woman I have ever had the chance to love.  My Memere called me ‘her love’ and ever since we met in January of 1971, we have had a love affair with one another.  From the first moment to the final moment, security was her hand and honest was her heart.  She was definitely my friend and always had my best interest in mind.  She made me pudding, taught me Canasta, cleaned and dressed and sewed me up, introduced me to cooking and intoxicated me with her hugs and kisses.  She was my favorite person because she devoted herself to loving me.  Mem, with her silver hair and pretty face, was complimented by her vibrant personality and mellifluous voice.  She had verve and panache, grace and class, style for style in every sense of the word.  My Grandmother was my queen and I was her prince.        

  
Frances was born in Fall River, MA and was immediately thrust into the Lord’s hands at Notre Dame De Lourdes Parish in the Flint section of Fall River.  Raised Roman Catholic, she was Baptized and Confirmed, thus entering Jesus Mary Academy as a bordered student.  There she met three girls who would become her friends for life.  Ms. Therese Goulet, Ms. Rita Forand, Ms. Theresa Marchand and Ms. Frances Boucher were four musketeers and a whole lot more!

 
Fran matured into the fiancé of Adrien and they married on Friday, July 21, 1944 at Our Lady of Victory Chapel on Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, VA, witnessed by Leo and Jeanette Longchamps.  Pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Adrien J. Potvin, the Longchamps and the Potvins grew friendship into a timeless family bond.   A busy year and a half later, Simone was born on March 6, 1946 and then Jeanne said hello on May 31, 1947. Fran was raised on Rockliffe Street and after marrying my Pepere, moved close by on Quequechan.  Memere adored her father, and loved her husband till her last breath. 

 
Her mother, a seamstress for Cherry & Webb Company, is probably why my Memere was so good at sewing.  When Simone was about 7 years old, Fran began working for Shelburne Shirt Company in the packing department.  Years later, she transitioned into sales lady and acquired certification as a mastectomy fitter in the foundation department of R.A. McWhirr’s Department Store in downtown Fall River.  She worked with her friend Lauretta Poisson and Mem and Pep often enjoyed Lauretta and her husband Normand’s company, sharing many moments in one another’s homes.

 
As her daughters grew, she watched her eldest grow professionally while Jeanne married and produced a son.  She loved her daughters for who they were and what they chose to become.  She was proud and caring, loving and nurturing, teaching them both to be strong and independent.  She enjoyed being a mother and was very devoted to the care and happiness of her immediate loved ones.

 
Fran enjoyed the company of her husband whilst taking day trips, dining out with close friends like the Brissons, the Novaks and the Perrys, shopping for her family and planning family dinners.  There was always an air of French-Canadian cooking in the Potvin home.  From gretons and petit viande, tortiere and salmon pies, succulent roasts to grand holiday dinners, her heritage carried through.  She loved to read, knit, feed the ducks and paint ceramics. She traveled and enjoyed all ports of call, but her time with relatives meant so much.  Her cousin Lou and aunt Connie, cousin Rose Vincent, aunt Lillian and cousin Pierette made my grandmother proud to be in their company.  My Mem could gab and gab and laugh and laugh with these women.  It was an amazing sight to see them together.

 
When I was about 6, My Mem brought her talents to a new position at Delly’s Shoppe, a trendy clothing store in the heart of the Flint.  She remained a sales professional until she formally retired in 1987.  She eventually landed a part time job with a local dry cleaner and mastered the art of a computerized cash register.  She also helped her daughter Jeanne, who managed a touristy Newport store; keeping the place tidy, folding sweatshirts with precision!  She enjoyed people and they immediately felt at ease in Frances’ presence.

 
As time ages us all, Fran dealt with the personal speed bumps of life:  the loss of her husband and the ups and downs of her own health.  She was a fighter and achieved a long and lovely life, living the final 3 years in a residential home touched daily by the hands of God. The Catholic Memorial Home of Fall River, MA offered the finest care, the most clean and comfortable facility and excellence in the form of food and professional graciousness.  I, along with Simone and Jeanne, wish to thank all those who have cared for and interacted with our favorite lady.  You are all angels, from Judy to Deb and all those in between.  You gave us piece of mind knowing that when we were unable to be there – you all did your very best.  We bow to you. 

   My mom, her baby, wished for me to express all her love in the whispers of words.  To her, she was the very best mother in the world.  I am certain of her love and I wish to thank my grandmother for giving me such a great Mom and a wonderful Aunt.  Simone wished me to convey something personal between her and her Mom.  “Sweet dreams to Lady, my travel Buddy, my Mom – nite nite!”  As for myself, I am at peace.  That was her final gift to me.  Goodbye Gorgeous!  I love you.

                                                    
We will all miss you tremendously. XOX
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Services will remain private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to A Wish Come True.    www.awish.org    Thank You!

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John F. Leite
John F. Leite, age 53, of Stevens Rd., Swansea, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  He was the beloved husband of Diga (Mota) Leite.

Born in St. Michael, Azores, the son of the late Joao & Maria (Espirito Santo) Leite.
  John enjoyed spending time with his children & grandchildren, being outdoors in his yard, gardening, cooking, camping, fishing and was the jack of all trades. 

 
John was the devoted father of Christine M. Leite (Chad), John F. Leite, Jr. (Amber) and Ashley A. Leite (Kene); caring grandfather of Austin, Ashlyn, Chloe & Jace;  brother of Guilherme Carreiro (Anabele), Goretti Vasconcellos (Joao) and the late Vasco Leite (Albertina); and uncle of several nieces and nephews. 

 
John’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM .  In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family in John’s Memory. 
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Charlotte M. Milas
Charlotte M. (McCarthy) Wilkinson Milas, age 85, of New Bedford, formerly of Fall River, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Wilkinson and Stanley Milas.

Born in Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late James C. and Catherine (Gallagher) McCarthy.
  She met her first husband, Thomas, while he was serving in the military with her brother, Francis, who were both wounded and shared the same hospital room during World War II.  She moved from Pennsylvania to marry Thomas, who died 1973 at the age of 50 from lung cancer, leaving her with four children to raise.   She was blessed to meet her second husband, Stanley, with whom she shared almost 33 wonderful years.  The years they shared together were the most enjoyable times of Charlotte’s life.  They enjoyed traveling for many years. 

After Stanley’s passing in November of 2007, Charlotte went out almost every evening with her son, Thomas, to her favorite places, Café Roma, Elizabeth’s and Pa Raffa’s.
  It was always an enjoyable outing.  The simpler things in life meant so much to her.  Charlotte was a dedicated mother and wife who cared for her family unconditionally.   

Charlotte is survived by her two sons, James T. Wilkinson and Thomas E. Wilkinson, both of Fall River; two daughters, Catherine F. Batchelder of Vermont and Cheryl A. Wilkinson of New Bedford; her sisters, Mary McGonigal & husband Richard of Middletown, DE, Josephine Discuillo & husband Camille “Shig” of Claymont, DE and Betty Kerr of Columbus, OH; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by ten brothers and sisters.


Charlotte’s funeral will be held on Friday, February, 8, 2013 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Spring Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  Her son Thomas wishes to thank St. Luke’s Hospital nursing staff and doctors of the PCU Unit for their very caring and professional care that was given to his mother at a very difficult time.  He would also like to thank her friend, Wendy Peters, for the unconditional love given, caring for his mom, taking her to doctor’s appointments and being the special person that she is.  Wendy was always there through the good times and the bad times.  She is a true friend who will never be forgotten. 
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Georgianne  A. Boutin
Georgianne  A. (Gagnon) Boutin, age 93 of Fall River, passed away February 1, 2013 peacefully at home with her loving family, she was the wife of the late Leo J. Boutin. 

Born in Canada, daughter of the late Wilfred and Adele (St. Gelais) Gagnon. Mrs. Boutin was a homemaker all her life, she was a member of the Jolly Seniors and Maplewood Niagara Seniors Center, she also enjoyed playing bingo.  

Mrs. Boutin is survived by six children Claudette P. LaRosee of Fall River, Pauline S. Leonardo of Florida, Leo R. Boutin of Fall River, Marcel E. Boutin of Westport, Rachel G. Boutin-Zackaseski of Fall River, Roger H. Boutin of Fall River. A brother Gerard G. Gagnon of Fall River
 two sisters Simone Zangari of Lincoln RI, Gertrude Pelletier of Somerset, seventeen grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews .


 
Mrs. Boutin’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in Parish of the Holy Trinity, Stafford Rd, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
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John W. Kosiba
John W. Kosiba, age 74, of Fall River, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at Saint Anne’s Hospital.  He was the former husband of the late Patricia (Savitch) and Patti (Bray).  

Born in Warwick, RI, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Matzel) Kosiba.
  He was self employed as a photographer for many years and enjoyed gardening and cooking.   

He is survived by his five children, Kathleen Mordenti of Vinton, LA, Susan Estrella of Westport, MA, John W. Kosiba, Jr. of Dunstable, MA, Joyce Kosiba of Warwick, RI and Katherine Snetsky of Surprise, AZ; his siblings, Estelle Dziedzic of Port St. Lucie, FL, Barbara Smith of Warwick, RI and Frank Kosiba of Exeter, RI; his nine grandchildren, Eddy & Adam Estrella, Melissa Levy, Joshua Mordenti, Faith, Jonathan & Andrew Kosiba and Oliver & Isabella Snetsky; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kosiba’s funeral will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport, MA. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
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Joseph C. Perron
Joseph C. Perron, age 78, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Somerset, MA, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013.  He was the loving husband of Lillian B. (Morin) Perron. 

Born in New Bedford, and raised in Westport, he was a son of the late Joseph R. and Marion (Zagaja) Perron.
  Mr. Perron served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He owned and operated the former Somerset Meat Mart for many years.  Mr. Perron was a sport fisherman and a taxidermist who enjoyed boating and gardening, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. 

Besides his wife of 52 years, he is survived by his five sons, Joseph M. Perron of Anacortes, WA, William R. Perron of Burleson, TX, David C. Perron of Somerset, MA, Steven W. Perron of Springfield, MA and James B. Perron of Somerset, MA;  six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 
Mr.Perron’s funeral will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:30AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Avenue, Somerset, MA.  Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport, MA.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.     
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Robert J. Langlais
Robert J. Langlais, age 70, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Saint Anne’s Hospital.  He was the former husband of Doris L. Hamilton and husband of the late Siobhan (Austin) Langlais.

 
Born in Connecticut, a son of the late Romeo J. and Doris D. Turgeon.  Mr. Langlais served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963.  He was employed as a cook for the Adams House before his retirement.  He enjoyed cooking, traveling and gambling.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Sue Dinsmore and husband Frank, Tammy Brown and husband Keith, Lori Langlais and Terry Langlais, all of Fall River; fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
 

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 7:00PM, visitation will be prior to service from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.   Burial will be Monday at 2:15PM in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA.       
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Rita  Freitas
Rita (Lacroix) Freitas, age 89, formerly of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Antone Freitas, Jr.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Blanchard) Lacroix.  She was employed by the former Anderson Little Co. for over 40 years as a sewing machine operator. She also enjoyed going on trips and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Freitas is survived by two daughters, Joyce Kiley of Tiverton and Patty Burns of Swansea; one brother, Raymond Lacroix of Fall River; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Marie Costa.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 8:30AM to 9:30AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Stafford Rd., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Clifton Hospice Services, P.O. Box 25, Somerset, MA 02726.       
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Margaret Ann Dupre
 Margaret Ann (Walkden) Dupre, age 79, of Lakeville, MA, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Island Terrace Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Walkden and Arthur Dupre.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late William J. Simmons and Catherine McCarthy.
  She was employed as a nurse for various hospitals and nursing homes in the Fall River area before working at Laconia State School in Laconia, N.H.  She was a member of the United States LST Association.  Mrs. Dupre enjoyed traveling, animals and collecting porcelain dolls.

She is survived by her sons, David Walkden & his wife Allison of East Bridgewater, MA, Joseph Walkden of Rhode Island and Jeffrey Walkden & wife Heidi of Fall River; a daughter, Cheryl Walkden of Fall River; several grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
 


Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:00AM to 11:00AM.  Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. 
 
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Susan R. Lamothe
 Susan R. (Bower) Lamothe, age 62, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Gerard L. Lamothe.   

    
Born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Wordell) Bower. 
 Mrs. Lamothe attended Kinyon Campbell Business School.She worked at UMASS Dartmouth in the Administration Office and then as a cashier at Almac’s Supermarket.    

    
Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, David G. Lamothe and her daughter, Kimberly A. Lamothe, both of Tiverton; a brother, David Bower of Santa Cruz, CA.

 Mrs. Lamothe’s funeral services are private.

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Mary M. Rougier
 Mary M. Rougier, age 83, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Fall River Jewish Home.

 
Born in Plattsburgh, NY, a daughter of the late Edmond and Marguerite (Chagnon) Rougier.  She was employed as a Kindergarten teacher at the former St. Patrick’s School in Fall River and then as a telephone operator for Nynex from 1969 to 1991.   After her retirement, she volunteered at the former Dominican Academy Convent.

 
She is survived by her beloved friend and caregiver, Ann Marie Massa; her sister-in-law, Annette Rougier  and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Maynard and Albert Rougier. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 7:45AM to 8:45AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.
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Dorothy  Pavao
                   

       

Dorothy (Nunes) Pavao, age 84, of Fall River passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Kindred Nursing and Rehab/Highlander. She was the wife of the late William Pavao.         
 
Born in Fall River, daughter of the late William Nunes and Elvira (Moniz) Nunes.  Mrs. Pavao worked as a supervisor for 28 years for the former Cerama Lighting.  She was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Parish and was involved with the Women’s Veteran Auxillary (VFW) of Tiverton.  She enjoyed watching Law and Order, Wife Swap and the good Old Lawrence Welk and being around friends and family.
Mrs. Pavao is survived by her brother, William Pontes of Swansea; a sister-in-law Linda Pontes of Fall River; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Armand Pontes and sister-in-law of the late Madeline Pontes.


A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 prior to service.  Cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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Lina  Bigelow
                   

       

Lina “Gertrude” (Lajoie) Bigelow, age 93, of Fall River, MA, formerly of Connanicus St., Tiverton, RI, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013   at Southpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  . She was the wife of the late Andrew W. Bigelow

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lajoie and the late Hermina (Picard) Lajoie.
 She was employed by the former Har Lee Co. as a presser until her retirement, prior she worked for Bristol Knitting Mills, Coffee Sam Co, and for Charlton Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide. Mrs. Bigelow attended Bethany Gospel Chapel in Swansea.

 
She is survived by three sons, Andrew W. Bigelow of Hampton, VA, James K. Bigelow of Berkley, MA and Robert J. Bigelow of Fall River and her nephew Robert Alubicki of Taunton. She is also survived by her brother Vincent Lajoie, of Connecticut, twelve grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also, the mother of the late Clara D. Koch ,sister of the late Grace Esperanza, Sister St. Marie Anna Lajoie; Noella Alubicki, Roland Lajoie , Raymond Lajoie, Romeo Lajoie and Noel Lajoie . 

Mrs. Bigelow’s funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:00PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be from 4:00PM to 7:00PM prior to service.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Fall River on Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers one may make memorial donations to a charity of their choice
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Hilda M. Robitaille
                   

       

Hilda M. (Romeo)  Robitaille, age 87, formerly of Tiverton, where she resided for over 55 years, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center-Crawford in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Robitaille.

 Born in Waterbury, CT she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Frances (Botelho) Romeo. Hilda was a member of the ILGWU and worked in the garment industry until her retirement in 1987.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking.  She also had a special love for gladiolus.

 Hilda is survived by her children, Fran Ducas (Marshall) of Mexico ME, Kenneth Robitaille (Marcia) of Tiverton,
 Ann Marie Valentino (Steven) of Tiverton and Keith Robitaille (Nicole) of Warren, RI; her five grandsons, Erik and Jason Ducas, Kyle, Aaron and Ryan Valentino; her three granddaughters, Michaela, Alexandra and Avery Robitaille; her five great granddaughters, Brittney, Wendy and Kitara Ducas, Stella Mae and Khloe Valentino; and she was also the great grandmother of the late Tommy Ethan Valentino; a brother,  Antone Romeo of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two sister-in-laws, Kathryn Romeo of Holiday, FL and Norma Robitaille of Nashua, NH; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Loretta Vellake, Florence Alexander and Antoinette Croteau.


Mrs. Robitaille’s funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson Street, Tiverton, RI. Visitation will be held in church prior to mass from 9:00AM to 10:00AM. The family would like to thank the staff of the Oak Grove Unit at Kindred for their care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to a charity of your choice.

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Jacqueline M. Rapoza
                   

       

Jacqueline M. (Lavoie) Rapoza, age 77, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of 60 years to Frank Rapoza.   

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Henri and Alice (Brisson) Lavoie.  Jackie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who’s biggest passion was spending time with her family.  She was loved by everyone who met her and will be sadly missed by all.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Frank Rapoza (Helene) of Johnston, RI, Thomas Rapoza (Rhonda) of Fall River, Kenneth Rapoza (Lori) of Berkley and Linda Martin (Joe) of Fairhaven; her six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
  She was the sister of Henri Lavoie, Paul Lavoie, Jeannine Rapoza and the late Robert Lavoie.

 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00PM in St. John of God Church, Brayton Avenue, Somerset.   
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Annette Otis
                   

       

Annette (Salois) Otis, age 84, of Somerset, wife of the late Joseph R. Otis, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

 
Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late George and Leda (Cayer) Salois.  She was employed by Firestone during WWII and then as a seamstress for the former Trina before retiring in 1978.  In her younger days, she enjoyed architect, drawing designs, dancing and going to the movies.

Mrs. Otis is survived by a son, Paul Otis of
Somerset, MA; a daughter, Diane A. Ormerod & husband Ronald of N. Attleboro, MA; a sister, Jeannette Salois of Fall River; two grandchildren, Jocelyn Ormerod and Timothy Ormerod, as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the mother of the late Robert Otis and sister of the late Wilfred Salois, Loretta Longshaw and Ida King. 


Mrs. Otis’ funeral will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:45AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South Street, Somerset. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset, MA.   Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
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Florence B. Cantin
                   

       

Florence B. (Lavoie) Cantin, age 93, wife of the late Albert Cantin, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2013.  A lifelong resident of Fall River, as well as a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to many.  She was best known for her love of making and sharing home cooked treats with others as well as her friendly, good nature and sweet disposition.  

 
Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Pierre and the late Albina (Lambert) Lavoie.  She was initially employed by Terminal Bakery in Fall River before spending the remainder of her working years at Bishop Connolly High School as the chief cook for the Jesuit priests who resided there.  She retired in 1981 to spend more time enjoying the company of her friends and family.  She was a resident of Lafayette Place apartments for over 30 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Arel and husband Don of Wareham, MA; a son, Paul Cantin of Fall River; a sister, Yvonne Ouelette of Somerset, two brothers, Normand Lavoie of Vero Beach, FL and Wilbert Lavoie of Swansea, MA; brother-in-law- Leo Cantin of Framingham; seven grandchildren, Pauline Cantin, Colleen Triana, Kathleen Martins, Nicole Resendes, Jade Longstaff, Allison Cantin and Paul Cantin; nine great-grandchildren, Abigail & Benjamin Resendes, Danielle & A.J. Martins, Samantha & Gina Triana, Sierra & Braden Longstaff and Maggie Cantin; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Anita Robideau, Germaine Goyette and Rhea Michaud.


Visitation will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Bernadette’s Parish, 529 Eastern Ave., Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
  
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be mailed to McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537 or on their website at hopehealthco.org

The family wishes to thank the members of Hope Hospice of Hyannis and the McCarthy Center in Sandwich, and her friend & private Care CNA, Terrie Cote, for their help in providing so much comfort to her and her family as well as the exceptional care she received during her final days.

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Frederick L. Mello
                   

       

 

Frederick L. “Big Mel” Mello, age 70, of Fall River, beloved husband of Bernice M. (Lemelin) Mello, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel P. and Alexandrina (Botelho) Mello.
  Mr. Mello was employed by Mooney & Co, and Duro Finishing  prior to  working as a service technician for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for over 20 years.  He was a handyman extraordinaire who enjoyed fishing, carpentry and woodworking, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.  The premise of his life was based on hard work and strong values.

 Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his son, Frederick M. Mello of Fall River; daughter, Debra A. St.Amour & husband Robert “Tom” of Westport; two granddaughters, Cassandra and Stephanie St.Amour; great grandchildren, his buddy Dalton Barnard, Mason and Aria; as well as several nieces and nephews.
  He was the brother of the late, Sadie Maximino, Emma Ricardo, John “Bo”, Edward, James and David Mello. 

Mr. Mello’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00AM in SS Peter & Paul Parish at Holy Cross Church, 47 Pulaski Street, Fall River.  The family request that everyone go directly to church. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.   In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  
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Vasco M. Leite
                   

       

 

  Vasco M. Leite, age 50, of Westport, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Albertina (Leocadio) Leite. 

Born in St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Joao and Maria (Espirito Santo) Leite.  Vasco enjoyed spending time, with his grandchildren, being outside in his yard, watching his favorite soccer team “Benfica” and especially with his family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Joshua Leite of Westport; two daughters, Nicole and Cassandra Leite of Fall River; two brothers, Guilherme and wife Anabela of Fall River; John Leite and his wife Olga of Swansea; a sister, Maria Goretti Vasconcelos and husband Joao of Westport; his beloved grandchildren, Jayden, Michael and Johnny; as well as several nieces and nephews.


Vasco’s funeral will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Espirito Santo Church, Alden Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family in his Vasco’s memory. 

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Beatrice M.  O’Brien
                   

       

 

  Beatrice M. (Caouette) O’Brien, age 85, formerly of Tiverton, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Catholic Memorial Home.  She was the wife of the late John W. O’Brien, Sr. 

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Simeon and Marie Rose (LeClerc) Caouette.  She was employed as a cook for the Tiverton Head Start Program. for 18 years before retiring in 1991.   She was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Parish.

She is survived by her two sons, John W. O’Brien, Jr. of Westport and Michael D. O’Brien of Fall River; five daughters, Colleen Carrita of Fall River, Diane Kronsberg of Providence, Patricia Gouveia of Westport, Yvette K. Johnson of Fall River and Kathryn A.Custadio of Fall River; one beloved brother, Raymond Caouette of NY; twenty-five grandchildren; many great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the mother of the late David James O’Brien and sister of the late Florence, Lillian, Omer, Albert, Lewis, Yvette, Arthur and Alice.   

Mrs. O’Brien’s funeral will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Theresa’s Church, Stafford Road, Tiverton. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.

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Norman Levesque
                   

       

 

 

 

      Norman  “Joseph A.” Levesque, age 93, formerly of Field St, Fall River, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at Southpointe Nursing & Rehab Facility. He was the husband of the late Doris (Patenaude) Levesque.

 Born in Fall River, the son of Jules and Corinna (Tremblay) Levesque, Mr. Levesque served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was employed by National Roofing for 37 years. 
He also worked as a carpenter for 11 years at J.C. Levesque Co.  He was member of the carpenters union, local #1305 and lifetime member of the VFW Post 486.

He is survived by a son, Donald N. Levesque and his wife Cynthia “Cindy” (Barek) of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Camille “Mac”, Rene,  Louis and Henry “Pete” Levesque, Lillian Lafleur, Sister Theresa Levesque “Sisters of Jean D’Arc”, and Juliette Osborne.

 
Mr. Levesque’s funeral will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Stafford Rd., Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

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  Anne  Davis
                   

       

 

  Anne (Morango) Davis, age 92 of Fall River passed away, December 24, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Davis and the late James Paul. 

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Frank and Emiley Morango.

 She is survived by a son Ronald J. Paul and (wife Annette), of Little Compton and Florida, a daughter Beverly Desmarais, of Westport, three grandchildren   Keith Paul, Kristen Jones and Dawn Desmarais and five great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.She was also sister of the late Frank, John, Louis and George Morango., Mary Aguiar, Carrie Chaves and Elizabeth Hagerstrom

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI. Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 11:00AM prior to service.
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Randell J. Bergeron
                   

       

 

Randell J. Bergeron, age 49 of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 18, 2012 at St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of JoAnne (Maurisso) Bergeron. 

He was born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel A. Custadio and Ruth M. (Bergeron) Custadio.  Randell was a self-employed painter for many years. He loved animals, hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren . He could build anything and was also an artist. 

In addition to his wife, he will be greatly missed by his 10 children Elisa Brown, Amy O’Donnell, Larry Lewis Jr., David Lewis, Amanda Lewis, Joshua St. Pierre, Jennifer Guinen, Jessica Gouveia, Heather Gouveia and Harley Gouveia, 4 brothers Bryan, Keith, Thomas, and Michael Custadio, a sister Paula Custadio,  and many grandchildren., as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Marc, Steven and Paul Custadio. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a service at 7:00PM.
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George L. LaCroix, Jr.
                   

       

 

George L. LaCroix, Jr., age 65, of Bristol, RI, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol, RI. 

Born in Fall River, a son of Gertrude (Tarriel) Ego and the late George L. LaCroix, Sr.
  Mr. LaCroix enjoyed music and movies.   

Besides his mother, he is survived by his son, Richard LaCroix of Taunton; his brother, William R. LaCroix of Fall River; his grandson, Matthew LaCroix; two nieces and three nephews. 

Mr. LaCroix’s funeral will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Spring Street, Fall River.  Interment will be in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset, MA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
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Saveah Lynn Russell
                   

       

 

Saveah Lynn Russell, Infant daughter of Terrance Russell, Jr. and Ieshia Wilson, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her Maternal grandparents, Carolyn and Dwayne Wilson , Paternal grandparents, Lisa Alves and Terrance Russsell, Sr.


 
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:00PM in BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, Visitation will be held prior to the service from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Cremation will follow.
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Kimberly A. Vasconcellos
           

 

       

       

  

 

Kimberly A. Vasconcellos, age 26, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at home.   Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of Kenneth R. and Janice (Vieira) Vasconcellos.
 
 Kimberly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


Besides her parents, she is survived by her two sisters, Jennifer Viveiros of Fall River and Kristie Bobricka of Keene, NH; her uncle/godfather, Manuel Vieira of Fall River, her two nieces and nephew whom she adored, Tori Wainwright, Hailey Cabral & Mason Viveiros, Kimberly’s eyes would light up when they would walk in the room; she also leaves several cousins as well as her beloved dog, Brodie.

Kimberly’s private funeral service was entrusted with the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.
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Georgette Asselin
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Georgette (Prevost) Asselin, age 95, of Mulberry St., Fall River, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Normand Asselin.

Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Frank Prevost and the late Antoinette (Hamel) Prevost. Mrs. Asselin was a long life resident of Fall River. She was employed by the former Berkshire Hathaway as a battery hand operator, prior to her retirement; she also worked for the former Cannon Hat Shop and the Howard Arthur Co. She was a parishioner of the former Blessed Sacrament Parish and then St. Anne’s Parish since 1953 and belonging to it’s Ladies’ of St. Anne’s Sodality, was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors are her grandson Michael Asselin his wife Suzanna, their two children Samantha and Gabrielle,her granddaughter Renee Hall; her two children Kohl and Kameronn Hall, former daughter in law Elaine Correia. She was the mother of the late Maurice Asselin, Sister of the late Roland, Normand, Leo, Leonidas, Lillian Holland and Jane Fournier; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 
Mrs. Asselin’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral Mass at a time and place to be announced. Interment will be at Notre Dame Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
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Bertha R. Grimes
           

 

       

       

  

 

Bertha R. (Pirog) Grimes, age 97, formerly of Buffington St., Fall River, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the wife of the late Frank Grimes.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Albert Pirog and Caroline (Grzelak) Pirog. Mrs. Grimes was a licensed practical nurse for many years with the former, Fall River City Hospital.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by two sons, Arthur P. Grimes of Ocala, FL and Robert J. Grimes of Fall River; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Frank W. Grimes, Carolyn Grimes and Kathleen A. Lopes, sister of the late Stella Amaral
  and Jane Maftygiel. 

A Funeral Mass which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00AM
in SS Peter & Paul Parish  at Holy Cross Church, 47 Pulaski St. Fall River, MA. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Fall River Jewish Home; 538 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA 02720 The family thanks the staff there, for the wonderful care and love given to Bertha. Arrangements are entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

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Robert Leo Boulay
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Robert Leo Boulay, age 66, of Tiverton, RI, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA, after a courageous fight with cancer.  Known as Bob, he was the husband of Monique M. (Boucher) Boulay.      

  
Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was the son of the late Camille E. Boulay and Pauline B. (Roy) Boulay.  He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years and was discharged with the rank of Shipfitter First Class (E-6) as a certified pipe welder.  Mr. Boulay was a boiler equipment operator and worked for the Polaroid/Enron/Linc Facility.  He attended the parishes of St. Theresa and St. Madeline, and he especially enjoyed family get-togethers, sailing, and motorcycling.      

  
Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by his daughter, Michelle Landrey, of Pawnee, IL; his son, Richard Boulay, and wife, Ivonne, of Franklin, MA; his brother, Paul Boulay, of Fernandino Beach, FL; his sister, Christine White, of Oviedo, FL; his three grandchildren, Sydney Landrey, Abigail Landrey, and Dylan Boulay, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Nancy Heath and Lorraine Boulay.         

A memorial service will be held on Sunday morning, December 9, 2012, at the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, at 9:00 a.m.  The family will receive family and friends from 8:00-9:00 a.m. prior to the service.  Memorial donations may be made to South Coast Hospice and Palliative Care, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA  02719, or a charity of one’s choice in Robert’s memory.
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Kevin J. Carmody
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Kevin J. Carmody, age 46, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, passed away November 27, 2012 at Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, Ma. in the company of his loving wife after a courageous battle with cancer.
 
Kevin is survived by his wife and best friend, Carolyn Carmody; his mother, Rosemarie (Amaral) Haselton of Taunton, Ma.; his sister Lisa Hermans and brother-in-law Mark Hermans of Cranston, RI; his sons Kevin Carmody, Jr. currently in the U.S. Air Force and John A. Ventura of Hyannis, MA.; his daughter Ashley L. Metivier of New Bedford, MA; niece Tabbitha Hermans and nephews Justin Hermans and Nathan Lescault; his in-laws Robert Metivier and Susan Metivier; his brother-in-law Brian Metivier; his granddaughter Lilah Lynne Blanchard; his great nephews Aiden Deloge and Blake Dicomitis as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Kevin graduated from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School; served in the U.S. Navy; worked as a selector at Hallsmith Sysco of Norton, Ma., attended the South Attleboro Assembly of God and more recently the Christian Fellowship Center, New Bedford, MA.  

Kevin brought a smile to the face of all who knew him. He is remembered for his funny, warm, loving and caring personality. Kevin loved living on Cape Cod with his wife whom he enjoyed spending all his time with and taking long walks at night, bike rides and long rides in his Camaro (which he would not let his wife drive). Kevin also enjoyed cooking, fishing, metal detecting, storm chasing, bowling, playing video games, working on cars and spending time with family. 

 
Kevin was a man of strong faith and believed that the word of God should be spread in order that we may all have a close and personal relationship with God.  Kevin was never afraid to share his love for God with others and let others know that they too can be saved and have eternal life.

 
Kevin loved animals and enjoyed his “cuddle time” with his kitties Beannie, Oreo and Jelli and considered them family.

 
Please join us at Kevin’s service to celebrate his life on Sunday December 2, 2012 from 2-5 pm at the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA 02724.

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Raymond P. Pelletier
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Raymond P. Pelletier, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Crawford Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center.  He was the husband of Dolores (Brodeur) Pelletier and the late Claire (St.Germain) Pelletier.  

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Pierre and Rachel (Bouchard) Pelletier.   Mr. Pelletier served as a Fall River Police Officer for 30 years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a lifetime member of the East End Sportsmen’s Club in Tiverton.  Mr. Pelletier enjoyed woodworking, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Michelle Beaudoin & husband Gene Paul of North Dartmouth, Ronald Pelletier & wife Denise of Richmond, RI, Denise Boudria & husband Robert of Swansea and Lisa Desmarais & husband Marc of Somerset; four step-children, Barbara DaCunha of Westport, Stanley Kryla & wife Doreen, Sandra Kryla & Marc Kryla, all of Fall River; a brother, Adrian “Chap” Pelletier of Somerset; fourteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
  He was also the brother of the late Robert & Rene Pelletier, Theresa Dupuis and Lucille Sylvain.

Mr. Pelletier’s funeral will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Bernadette’s Parish, Eastern Avenue, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Prevost Council #12380, c/o Adrian Pelletier, 38 Leslie Drive, Swansea, MA 02777.   
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Lillian J. Gariepy
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Lillian J. (Chabot) Gariepy, age 94, of Norton, formerly of Fall River, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Marcel Gariepy.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Adelard and Helen (Rioux) Chabot. Lillian lived in Fall River most of her life, before moving to Norton to be with her daughter Madeleine.  She attended mass at St. Mary’s Parish of Norton, was a member St. Anne’s Sodality of St. Anne’s Parish, as well as the St. Anne’s Senior Citizens Club. In her earlier years, Mrs. Gariepy was employed as an inspector for Aluminum Anodizing

Survivors are two daughters, Madeleine Abbott of Norton, MA and Linda Carpenter and husband Marc,  of Huntsville, AL; three granddaughters; Renee Coull and husband David, of Chesapeake Bay, MD, Michelle Roberts and husband David of Wilmington, MA and Nicole Durnya and husband Cameron of Huntsville, AL, four great grandchilden; Ashlie Coull, Alex Coull, Kayla Coull and Dillan Roberts; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gariepy’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM.
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Richard Charles Hicks
           

 

       

       

  

 

Richard Charles Hicks, age 64, of Cotuit, MA, formerly of Fall River, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Cape Cod Hospital.  He was the husband of Michelle (Magno) Hicks.

Born in Norwich, CT, he was the son of the late Maurice and Doris (Brewer) Hicks.  Mr. Hicks enjoyed fishing and boating.


Besides his wife of 25 years, he is survived by his two children, Richard Charles Hicks, Jr. and Michelle Hicks, both of Cotuit, MA.

Mr. Hicks’ funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00PM in the
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Querida India Roche



           

 

       

       

  

 

Querida India Roche, age 14, of Providence, RI, formerly of Fall River, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  She was the daughter of Jared and Maria (Dones) Roche.

 
Querida was a lovable girl. She got along with everyone and anyone. She always had a positive attitude and you can always expect a smile from her. She was a young girl who always had her friends back and always told her friends right from wrong. She was very family oriented and in her eyes the whole family meant the world to her. She was a very smart girl who had high standards and always worked hard to achieve her goals in life. She was a very energetic girl who continuously took pride in her beauty. She was an all rounded type of girl. She was a great daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin, girlfriend, friend and best friend. She was someone who you can always count on to be by your side through any situation. Never gave up when the going got tough and always kept a positive outlook towards it all. Querida was someone who knew she would achieve the unachievable because she wasn’t going to ever give up or let anyone tell her she couldn’t. She encouraged everyone to be there best and do their best and to reach for the stars. She made everyone proud to say they were related or friends with her.  

Besides her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Jacob Figueroa of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Jamie Figueroa of Fall River; her sisters, Jaseniamarie Sutton of Providence, RI, Tiffany Roman of Brooklyn, NY and Erica Roche of Elizabeth, NJ; her nephews, Jared Carlos Roche and Isaiah Figueroa Quines; aunts & uncles, Audrey, Richard, Rosa, Nilda, Jesus, Angel, Sonia, Jackie, Danny and Denise; many cousins; maternal grandmother, Adriana Medina of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; paternal grandparents, Domingo Roche of Villaba, Puerto Rico and Gertrude Alvarez of Elizabeth, NJ and her beloved dog, Evalution.  She was also the great granddaughter of the late Jesus Dones.

Querida’s funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:30AM in the
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Theresa M. Roy
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Theresa M. (Casavant) Roy, age 85, of Tiverton, formerly of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  She was the wife of the late Russell C. Roy.

 Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Leonidas Casavant and Rosalie O. (Desnoyers) Vaillancourt.  Mrs. Roy was a homemaker most of her life and a gourmet cook who enjoyed sewing, reading and ceramics, but most of all she loved taking care of her children and grandchildren. 

She was the mother of Russell Roy, Jr. of Fall River, Diane Roy of Tiverton, Jean Paul Roy of Swansea, Suzanne Fontaine of Fall River, the late Anne Marie St. Pierre, Jeanne Leduc of Avon, CT, Michael Roy of Seattle, WA, Rita Nash of Silver Spring, MD, Marc Roy of Fall River, Matthew Roy of Portsmouth, RI and Gerard Roy of Farmington, CT; grandmother of twenty-three; great grandmother of eighteen; aunt to several nieces and nephews; sister of the late Roger & Paul Casavant and Rita Jordan.

 
Mrs. Roy’s funeral will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at UMASS Dartmouth, LARTS Bldg, Room 031, 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747. 
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Barbara A. Jacome
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

Barbara A. (Murphy) Jacome, age 68, of Swansea, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of Raymond Jacome, retired Chief of the Swansea Police Dept. 

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Robert N. and Lucille C. (Bernier) Murphy.
  Mrs. Jacome was employed as a Nurse in various Cliff Homes in Fall River, Taunton State Hospital and prior to retiring, she worked at Corrigan Mental Health Center in Fall River.  She enjoyed crocheting and traveling, especially cruises with her husband. 

Besides her husband of 42 years, Mrs. Jacome is survived by her three sons, Robert M. Jacome & wife Wendi of Dartmouth, Raymond M. Jacome of Fall River and John R. Jacome of Swansea; her sister, Janice Turner & husband William of Swansea; her brother, Richard Reed & wife Jeanne of Goffstown, N.H; and several nieces and nephews.


Mrs. Jacome’s funeral will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a service at 10:00AM in Christ Church, 57 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777.  Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.    Click here for Guest Book













Helen M. LaBrie
           

 

       

       

  

 

Helen M. (Chouinard) LaBrie, age 91, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Catholic Memorial Home.  She was the wife of the late Norman J. LaBrie.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Antoine and Clarina (Joubert) Chouinard.  She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed sewing, cooking and making crafts.

She was the sister of the late Wilfred, Alfred, Adrien, Emile, Edmund, Arthur and Odilon Chouinard, Doris M. Ritz, Diana Thibault, Delia Deschenes and Rhea Byron and aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. LaBrie’s funeral will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Good Shepherd Church, South Main Street, Fall River.  Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum.   Visitation will be held on Friday from  4:00PM to 7:00PM.   Click here for Guest Book













Marc D. Lapointe,
           

 

       

       

  

 

Marc D. Lapointe, 47, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 after a brief illness.

He was born November 16, 1964, son of Paul E. and Juliet G. (Jussaume) Lapointe of this city. He attended BMC Durfee High School, earned his bachelor of music degree at UMass Dartmouth and his master’s in education at the University of New England. He served as a music teacher in the Providence, RI school system.
            

Besides his parents, Marc is survived by his brothers, Genghis Lapointe of Cambridge and Robert Lapointe of New Hampshire; sisters, Annette Tremblay of Maryland, Elaine Roberts of Norton, Pamela Chatenay-Lapointe of Rhode Island, Jane Souza of New York, and Lucy Foss of Maine; several in-laws and nieces and nephews.
         

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:00AM at St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.    Click here for Guest Book













Jason A. Ruth
           

 

       

       

  

 

Jason A. Ruth, 28, of Fall River, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Oct. 22, after a long illness.Jason was born in Boston, MA, Nov. 12, 1983.

 
He was a graduate of the Class of 2002, at B.M.C. Durfee High School, where he ran cross-country and track, for four years, and acquired, from his team-mates, the nick-name “Shaggy,” (for the “Scooby-Doo” character of the same name, whom he resembled, at that time) which had remained with him since.  He worked for a number of years in the food service at UMASS/Dartmouth.  His interests included a love of mythology, wolves and movies.  Quite able with a computer, he kept in regular touch with a large number of extended family members and friends.  His friendliness, loyalty and constantly positive attitude endeared him to all who knew him. He was an active participant in “Special Olympics” activities for many years, competing in both traditional and “unified” sports, including swimming, soccer, basketball, golf, and track activities, and he started the powerlifting program in the Fall River group.  His Special Olympics honors include the “Athlete of the Year” award for the Southeast Region, and the “Good Sport Award”, at the Massachusetts Summer Games, the highest award given.  He also is one of the Special Olympians chosen to represent that organization at the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, in Kingston, RI.

He is survived by his loving wife, Crystal (Montigny) Ruth; his son, Odin; his parents, Lester & Annie Ruth, of Fall River; his brothers Robert & Jeremy Cassidy, of Magnolia, MA; his brother, Michael; his sisters, Hope & Kacie; and his three nieces & nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4:00PM – 8:00PM, at Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.
  No service will be held, but a gathering of friends is expected to take place in a few weeks.Those who wish to do something, to honor his memory, are encouraged to help THAT organization to continue its wonderful work.  The very best way to do this is to make checks or money orders out to “Special Olympics, Massachusetts,” and be
SURE to write in the “memo” line “GFR Program,” so that the proceeds go directly to help support the efforts of the Greater Fall River area Special Olympics Program, of which Jason was so long a part of, both as an athlete and a certified Coach, in several sports.  Contributions should be sent to: Fall River Special Olympics Program, 194 Narragansett Street, Fall River, MA 02720.  Click here for Guest Book













Rita A.  Bernier
           

 

       

       

  

 

Rita A. (Patenaude) Bernier, age 80, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Charlton memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Albert J. Bernier.  

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Sophia (Levasseur) Patenaude who passed away when Rita was eight months old and she was raised by the late Eva (Watts) Michaud. 

She was a homemaker most of her life.  Rita was a member of the Good Shepherd Choir, past member of Whippoorwills Singing Group and past secretary of the Tenant Council at Mitchell Heights.  She enjoyed camping in New Hampshire with her family and she delivered the Herald News Newspaper for many years until the age of 78.

She is survived by her daughter, Collette M. Bernier & fiancé Raymond Seyez of Fall River; her three sons, Gerard P. Bernier, Robert R. Bernier & wife Cindy and Maurice A. Bernier & husband William all of Fall River; grandsons, Luke J. DeCosta & wife Erica of Fall River, Robert, Joseph & Michael Bernier of Florida; great grandchildren, Lilly DeCosta
  and Noah Napert . She was the sister of the late Blanche Minville.


Mrs. Bernier’s funeral will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Good Shepherd Parish, South Main St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.    Click here for Guest Book













George L. Dubois
           

 

       

       

  

 

George L. Dubois, age 85, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at home.  He was the husband of Evelyn (Dussault) Dubois and former husband of Marielle (Fouquette) Dubois.

 
 Born in Fall River, a son of the late Flavien and Yvonne (Trial) Dubois.  Mr. Dubois served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a carpenter/builder, for over 40 years, in his family owned business with his sons.  After his retirement, he stayed interested in the business where he enjoyed observing his sons.  He and his wife enjoyed extensive traveling, even as far as Australia.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Besides his wife of 32 years, he is survived by his five children, Kay Pimental & husband David of Tiverton, RI, Susanne Murray & husband William of Long Island, NY, Dennis Dubois & wife Julie of Portsmouth, RI, Paul Dubois & his companion Linda Vaughn of Rumford, RI, and Dianne Dubois of Coventry, RI; a brother, Normand Dubois of Florida; a sister, Madeline Mason of Cranston, RI; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  He was also the brother of the late Cecile Nadeau, Gabriel Dubois and Theresa Caouette.


Mr. Dubois’ funeral will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Parish of the Holy Trinity, Stafford Road, Fall River.  Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, in appreciation, the family wishes that donations be made to Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719 for their extraordinary care and help given.    Click here for Guest Book













Robert H. Lavoie
           

 

       

       

  

 

Robert H. Lavoie, age 82, of Swansea, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Lydia (Hathaway) Lavoie and former husband of Florida (Giguere) Trepanier of Swansea. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Henri E. and Alice (Brisson) Lavoie.  He was employed by Chase Curtain Mfg. as shipping & receiving supervisor and then as purchasing manager before his retirement.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and playing cards. Mr. Lavoie is survived by his three children, Robert D. Lavoie & wife Irene of Swansea, Diane Carmello of Swansea and Jean Marie Auburn & husband Mark of South Hampton, MA; step children, Donna Remy & husband Robert  of Milford, MA and Barbara Kawa of Swansea; siblings, Henri Lavoie & wife Mariette of Central Falls, RI, Paul Lavoie of Fall River, Jacqueline Rapoza & husband Frank of Fall River and Jeannine Rapoza & husband Moe of Lakeville; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; seven step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.         Private funeral services were entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Memorial gifts may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.    Click here for Guest Book













Lucille B. Ross
           

 

       

       

  

 

Lucille B. (Ledoux) Ross, age 92, of Fall River, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  She was the loving wife of the late Leo J. Ross. 

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Eduard & Claudia (Plourde) Ledoux.
  She was employed as a filing clerk for the former District Attorney’s Office before her retirement.   Mrs. Ross was a woman of faith who was very artistic and creative and enjoyed many different crafts including sewing, yarn crafts, cake decorating and drawing.  She also enjoyed bingo, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is the mother of the late Leo J. Ross, Jr., Bette-Ann Lavoie of Fall River, Paul E. Ross of N.Y., and Claudia Marie Ross of N.Y.; grandmother of twelve; great grandmother of twelve; great great grandmother of one; sister of the late Cora April, Charles Ledoux, Arthur Ledoux and Edna Bouchard and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a service at 7:00PM.   Click here for Guest Book













James Paulino
           

 

       

       

  

 

James Paulino, age 78, of North Highland, CA, formerly of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  He was the husband of the late Helen (Dupont) Paulino.   

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel and Virginia (Domingos) Paulino.


 
Mr. Paulino is survived by his son Gary Paulino of California; his daughter Alice Farley of Seattle, WA; one grandson; one great grandson; his sister Juliette Douglas of Somerset and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Antone, Edward, John & William Paulino, Mary Moscierio and Isabel Carreiro.


Mr. Paulino’s private funeral service was held in California.
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Raymond J. Levesque
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Raymond J. Levesque, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at Somerset Ridge Center.  He was the husband of the late Janice L. (McCarthy) Levesque. 

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Louis L. and Yvonne (LaPlante) Levesque.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was the proprietor of and general contractor at G & L Construction.  Mr. Levesque was an avid traveler who enjoyed gardening, nice musicals, fine dining and time spent with his family and friends.

 
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Martin & husband Todd of Tiverton, RI; his brother-in-law Robert McCarthy of Nevada; his two brothers Norman “Pete” L. and Henry “Paul” Levesque; as well as several nieces and nephews.     

       
Mr. Levesque’s funeral will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church, Hanover Street, Fall River. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Flowers welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Southcoast Hospice & Palliative Care, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719.   Click here for Guest Book













Irene V. Cahill
           

 

       

       

Irene V. (Pelletier) Cahill, age 88, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Catholic Memorial Home.  She was the wife of the late Edmund Cahill.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Romeo and Mary (Pevin) Pelletier. She was employed by the former Lexcraft Corp. as a seamstress until her retirement.

 She is survived by her daughter, Donna Valiquette of Swansea; two sons, Rev. Paul Cahill & daughter-in-law Rev. Linda A. Cahill of Lakeland, FL and George Cahill of New York; a granddaughter, Sheri Cahill; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Paul Pelletier and Blanche Beauregard.

Mrs. Cahill’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:00AM to 11:00AM.       Click here for Guest Book













Beatrice A. Guilmette
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Beatrice A. Guilmette, age 75, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Albert A. Guilmette.

 Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Richard) Guilmette.  She enjoyed gambling, cross stitching and computer games, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She was the mother of Christine Mullen & husband Robert, Sherry Rose & husband Peter, and the late Carol A. Guilmette; the sister of Bertha Guilmette and Yvonne Bois; grandmother of Mark D. Guilmette, Lorie A. Guilmette, Daniel P. Guilmette, Lisa A. Robert, Cindy L. Robert, Jason A. Robert, Kyle M. Robert and the late Melissa A. Affonso; great grandmother of John Morrissette, Andrew Guilmette, Charissa Affonso, Aaron Affonso, Joshua Guilmette, Mark Guilmette, Chad Guilmette, Alecia Guilmette, Tabitha Finch, Ashley Finch, Zachary Finch, Samantha Finch, Makayla Guilmette, Cory Barboza, Cody Barboza, Jenna Barboza, Elexis Smith, Kaylyn Johnson and Caden Johnson.   

Mrs. Guilmette’s funeral will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River.  Cremation to follow.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.   Click here for Guest Book













Manuel A. Pereira
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Manuel A. Pereira, age 56, of Fall River, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at St. Anne’s Hospital.
 
 Born in St. Miguel, Capelas, Azores, he was the son of Manuel Duarte Pereira and Belmira (Andrade) Pereira.  Mr. Pereira enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and gardening, all outdoor activities and he also loved animals.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his three children, Lance Pereira of Fall River, Shawn Pereira of Little Compton and Sharon Titone of Somerset; two brothers, Herman and Flormundo Pereira of Fall River; and his grandchildren, Liam and Julian J. Pereira.


 
Mr. Pereira’s private funeral arrangements were entrusted with the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.    Click here for Guest Book













Richard J. Daigle
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Richard J. Daigle, age 84, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Rebello) Daigle. 

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Victor Daigle and Marie Anne  (Blanchette) Daigle. He served in the U.S, Army a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a machine operator at ITT Royal Electric for over 30 years then as a Groundskeeper in Tiverton. He enjoyed spending time with his wife of 63 years, his grandchildren and fishing with his kids.

 He was the father of Rodney Daigle wife Dawn of Somerset, Richard Daigle wife Laiz of Fall River, Jeffrey Daigle of Fall River and Scott Daigle wife Barbara ,of Somerset, brother of Rita LeBlanc of Fall River and Rose Herndon of Somerset, seven grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Jeffrey, Krystal, Nicholas, Emily and Claire and many nieces and nephews, He was also the brother of the late Edward “Touphey”, Normand, Victor, Henry, Beatrice  Bellavance, Irene Brooksher and Pauline Arel. 

Mr. Daigle’s funeral will be held on Sunday September 9, 2012, at 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne MA with his wife’s cremated remains will be private. In lieu of flowers Memorial gifts may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.     Click here for Guest Book













Dolores Vieira
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

 

 Dolores (Correia) Vieira, age 82 of New Bedford, MA, passed  away Monday, September  03, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Antone J. Vieira. 

Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Abel and Cecilia (Medeiros) Correia.  She was a homemaker and Navy wife for many years.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in New Bedford, MA. Dolores was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed playing bingo and crossword puzzles.

Dolores was the mother of Jeffrey Vieira and his wife Kathleen of New Bedford, Bruce A. Vieira of Fall River and a daughter Nancy Piche and her husband Mark of South Dartmouth, MA, grandmother of Denise Morad, Shawn Saunders and Jeffrey P Vieira, Jr. and great grandmother of Cole Morad and Naturelle Saunders.
Sister of Daniel Correia of Arizona, Alfred Correia of Dartmouth, Gloria O’Brien of Lowell and Rosalie Souza of Dartmouth. She was also the sister of the late Lorraine  Dupras and Clarise Gidley.             

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Boule Funeral Home 615
Broadway Fall River, MA 02724. Click here for Guest Book













Rita C. Romanowicz
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Rita C. (Robert) Romanowicz, age 88, formerly of Fall River, MA, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Needham, MA. She was the wife of the late Walter Romanowicz.Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Galma and Donalda (Lalonde) Robert.  She was a homemaker most of her life, was an avid golfer at Montaup Country Club and volunteered at St. Anne’s Hospital Gift Shop for many years.   She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Cook & her husband Earl Francis of Needham, MA and Jane Kirkman & her husband William of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren, Lauren & Ryan Cook, Kimberly Kirkman & her husband Glen Coody and Derrick Kirkman & his wife Dana; five great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her eight brothers & sisters.  Mrs. Romanowicz’s funeral will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.    In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.    Click here for Guest Book

 














Philip F. Godek
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

 

Philip F. Godek, 62, of Tiverton died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 7, 2012.  He was the loving husband to Catherine (Leger) Godek for 25 years and proud father of Devon J Godek.   

Philip was born in Fall River, the son of the late Stanley & Eleanor (Underwood) Godek.

He graduated from Somerset High School in 1968 and then went on to pursue his interest in aviation by attending Burnside-Ott Aviation Training Center in Florida where he received his multi-engine commercial pilot’s license. Then in 1975, after conquering the skies, he went on to become a scuba diving instructor and was one of the first 5,000 people to be certified by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).  

Philip worked for Fall River Knitting Mills for approximately 10 years during which time he started his first business, Pisces Diving Services, out of the garage in his Fall River home.  As part of this business venture, he also obtained a Charter Boat Captains License which allowed his scuba diving love and business to flourish as he would train fellow scuba divers and charter scuba diving adventures on his boat “Go For It”.

After much success with Pisces Diving Services, Philip’s natural business acumen led him to acquire a second business, Tiverton Fire & Safety, in 1984. 

Philip was a multi-talented individual.  When not flying in the sky or diving in the ocean, he could be found cooking, traveling, spending time on the slopes skiing and caring for many different misfit animals that found him over the years. He had a great sense of humor along with a generous nature and compassionate heart and he will be deeply missed by family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife Catherine (Leger) Godek and their son Devon J. Godek of Tiverton, brother Michael J. Godek and his companion Joan Bryson of Assonet, and sister Janet M. Godek of Fall River. 

According to his wishes, his funeral services will be private. His funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildlife Rehabilitation Association of Rhode Island, Saunderstown, RI.         Click here for Guest Book













John “Tubby” Pacheco, Jr.
           

 

       

       

  

 

 

John “Tubby” Pacheco, Jr., age 69, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA.

Tubby served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he earned the Sharpshooter and National Defense Medal. He was a member of the Sidewinders Motorcycle Club for over 40 years. Besides motorcycle riding, he enjoyed making models and airbrushing.

He is survived by his three brothers, Robert Pacheco of Swansea, Dennis “Superkraut” Pacheco of Warwick, RI and Wayne J. Pacheco of Fairhaven.  He was the son of the late John W. Pacheco and Theresa (Borges) Cravino and also the brother of the late William Pacheco.

Tubby’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.    Click here for Guest Book













Miguelina Avila
           

 

       

      

 

  

 

 

Miguelina (Rodriguez) Avila, age 54, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Favio Avila.

Born in Bronx, NY, a daughter of Modesta (DeJesus) and the late Miguel Rodriguez.  Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her son, Nathaniel Avila of Fall River; step-father, Heriberto DeJesus of Fall River; brothers, Elliot Rodriguez of Fall River and Mike Rodriguez of New York; sisters, Carmen Perez, Gladys Rodriguez & Iris Martinez all of Fall River.  She was also the sister of the late Jully Ortiz.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a service at 6:00PM.   Click here for Guest Book

 














Doris A. (Lavoie) Vandal
           

 

       

       

 

  

 

 

Doris A. (Lavoie) Vandal, age 81 of Marion, MA, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Our Lady’s Haven, Fairhaven, MA.  She was the loving wife of Leo P. Vandal.         

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Ernestine (Patry) Lavoie. Mrs. Vandal had resided in Westport for 24 years prior to moving to Marion in 1983. She worked as a Nurses Aide at the former Union Truesdale for 16 years as well as Crawford Nursing Home for 3 years.
        

 
Besides her husband of 65 years, she is survived by her seven children, Gene Vandal of Florida, Leigh Vandal of Fall River, Lance Vandal of Fall River, James Vandal of Little Compton, Mark Vandal of Ohio, Magdeleine Vandal of Maryland and Dawn Vandal of Acushnet; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Lee and Michael Vandal and the sister of the late William, Roland, Raymond, Dollard, Norman Lavoie and Alice Proulx.
       

 
Mrs. Vandal’s memorial funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 9:30AM in The Chapel of Our Lady’s Haven, 71 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.  Burial of cremated remains will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Our Lady’s Haven, Patient Activities Fund, 71 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.     Click here for Guest Book

 














Yvonne A. Raiche
           

 

       

       

 

  

 

 

Yvonne A. (Rioux) Renaud-Raiche, 84 of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of Maurice Raiche, and also of the late Paul Renaud.         

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ovide Rioux and Albertine (Cardin) Rioux. Mrs. Raiche worked as an office worker and receptionist at the Catholic Memorial Home for 15 years, she was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Parish all of her life. She was a member of the Senior Citizens of St. Anne’s Parish.        

 
Mrs. Raiche is survived by three sons, David Renaud and wife Kristy of Medfield, Thomas Renaud and wife Nancy of Fall River and Dennis Renaud and wife Gia of Somerset; one daughter, Paula Renaud Roch and husband John of Stoughton; three sisters, Yvette Vezina of Somerset, Doris Lamonde of Swansea and Aline Larrivee of Fall River; one brother, Donald Rioux of Fall River; three step-children, Muriel Cote of Fall River, Pauline Raiche of Fall River and Robert Raiche of Peacedale, RI; six grandchildren, Matthew,  Meagan, Nicholas and Allison Renaud, Kristian and Elizabeth Roch, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Annette Leveille, Ovila Rioux, Berthe Pineault,  Eva Bernier, Orize Carpenter, Lorraine Brodeur,  Albert Rioux,  Conrad Rioux and Alphege Rioux.

Mrs. Raiche’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 8:00 the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA, 02472.   Click here for Guest BookMemorial DVD













Anita Theresa  Marshall
           

 

       

       

 

  

 

Anita Theresa (Remy) Francoeur  Marshall, age 84, of Swansea, MA, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Robert  Francoeur  and  George Marshall.

 Born in Swansea, MA, a daughter of the late Telesphore and Irene (Courchaine) Remy.  Anita was a machine operator in the garment industry, she also was a bus driver for special needs children. She loved life and enjoyed swimming, bicycling, walking, and traveling.  

 She is survived by her four children, Diane C. Rolen of Carrollton, TX, Robert A. Francoeur of Dartmouth, Janet M. Haar of N. Kingstown, RI and Carol A. Morin of Tiverton, RI; four brothers and two sisters; eight grandchildren, Kim Ducy and Kathi Montalbano, Marc and Steven Francoeur, Thomas and Nicholas Haar, Jennifer and Dereck Morin; a great grandson, Nathan Montalbano; as well as many nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of a late brother and a sister.

Mrs. Marshall’s funeral will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Assisi Church, 530 Gardner’s Neck Rd, Swansea MA. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea, MA. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Steward Hospice, 275 Martine St., Suite 109, Fall River, MA 02723 or Shriner Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607.    Click here for Guest Book













 Simone M.  Gaboury
           

 

       

       

 

  Simone M. (Goulet) Gaboury, age 92, formerly of Tiverton, passed away  Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center in Somerset. She was the wife of the late Norman L. Gaboury. 

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Aime A. and Marie Louise (Berube) Goulet. Mrs. Gaboury was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Parish since 1947 and was a member of its Ladies of St. Anne Sodality.  She was also a member of the North Tiverton P.T.A. and a volunteer in the Tiverton Chapter of the Salvation Army for over 40 years. She worked as a sales clerk and manager at Venitian Shop in Fall River, as well as Schnierson’s Manufacturing and Adam’s Book Store. She then went on to work as office administrator for her husband’s business, Normand L. Gaboury, C.P.A. 

She is survived by her son, N. Robert Gaboury; two grandsons, Andrew & Christopher Gaboury; two sisters, Madeleine Lusk of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Muriel Evans of Fall River; a brother, Gilbert Goulet of Tiverton; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Theresa Ouellette, Constance Desrochers, Vivianne, Benoit, Fernand, Bertrand, Donald, Robert and Raymond Goulet.


Mrs. Gaboury’s
funeral service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:45AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., Tiverton. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  Click here for Guest Book













Dorothy  Daigle
           

 

       

       

 

  Dorothy (Rebello) Daigle, age 81 of Fall River passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, she was the wife of Richard Daigle.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late John and Celina (Dupre) Rebello. In her younger years she worked in the textile industry and then later on as a housekeeper at Howard Johnson in Somerset.She loved being with her family and grandchildren, she enjoyed knitting, crochet and an occasional scratch ticket.

Besides her husband of 63 years she was the mother of four sons, Rodney Daigle and wife Dawn of Somerset, Richard Daigle and wife Laiz of Fall River, Jeffrey Daigle of Fall River, Scott Daigle and wife Barbara of Somerset, two brothers Antone and Manuel Rebello of Fall River, Three sisters Angelina Pacheco of Fall River, Rose Farias of Fall River, Theresa Gagne of Swansea, seven grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Jeffrey, Krystal, Nicholas, Emily and Claire and many nieces and nephews, she also was the sister of the late John, Joseph, Arthur Rebello, Mary De Almedia and Anna Farias.


A Memorial Service will be held on July 22, 2012 at 7:00PM in the BOULE  FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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Jeanne R. Krumm
           

 

       

       

 

 

Jeanne R. Krumm, age 81,of Norton, MA passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of Richard L. Krumm. 

 Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Walter and Olivette (Lamontagne) Belanger.  She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed crafting and knitting.  She was a former member of Knot Just Knitting.   

Besides her husband, she is survived by her two children, Patricia A. Garner of Taunton and Stephen T. Brousseau of El Cajon, CA; her step-daughter, Cynthia Krumm of N. Andover, MA; two grandchildren, Carolyn N. Garner of Chicago, IL and Stephen W. Garner of Cincinnati, OH; her brother, Robert Belanger of San Pedro, CA and her sister, Estelle Brousseau of Tiverton, RI.

A Memorial Service will be held on July 28, 2012 at 11:00AM in the BOULE       FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.   Click here for Guest Book













Hilda C.  Ferreira
           

 

        

       

 

  Hilda C. (Vieira) Ferreira, age 96, of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012. She was the wife of the late Marianno S. Ferreira.

 Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. Vieira and Albertina Vieira. Mrs. Ferreira worked in the garment industry as a floor lady for many years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Angels Ch
apel of Good Shepard Parish, and a member of Unite. Hilda was an avid Red Sox fan. Enjoyed animals and gambling.

Mrs. Ferreira is survived by one daughter, Cecilia T. Valcourt, of Fall River; three grandchildren, Lisa Sullivan, Nicholas Gagne and Karalyn Anderson and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Joseph S. Raposo, Jesse C. Vieira, and Manuel C. Vieira.


Her funeral will be held on Monday, July 16. 2012 at 9AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in Good Shepherd Parish, 1598 South Main, Fall River. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held prior to service from 8:00AM to 9:00AM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA 02721. Click here for Guest Book













Donna M.  LaFlamme
                    

         

Donna M. (Audette) LaFlamme, age 57, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in an automobile accident.  She was the wife of Mark H. LaFlamme.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Paul E. and Doris L. (Camara) Audette.
  Mrs. LaFlamme was employed as protection manager for Walmart for the past 20 years.  She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and especially cookouts with family and friends.

 Besides her husband of 34 years, she is survived by her two sons, David M. and Jason M. LaFlamme, both of Fall River; her two brothers, Paul R. Audette of Westport and Ronald Audette of Fall River; her sister, Pauline C. Levasseur of Florida; as well as her many nieces and nephews.


 
Mrs. LaFlamme’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.  ATTN: Donor Service.     Click here for guest book













Leo Joseph Gagne
           

 

        

       

 

Leo Joseph Gagne, age 88, of Fall River, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford.  He was the husband of the late Annette R. (Gagnon) Gagne.

Born in Westport, MA, a son of the late Alexis, Jr. and Rosanna (Cote) Gagne.  Mr. Gagne attended Westport High School and later received his GED.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II where he was a POW for nine months, he was a survivor of the German Death March.  During his tour, he earned the Purple Heart Affidavit, Air Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and acquired the rank of Technical Sergeant.

Mr. Gagne lived in Nevada for 20 years where he was employed by Lakeside Inn & Casino as Supervisor & Chief Electrical Engineer of the casino.  While living in Fall River, he was employed by Kerr Mills and the Fall River Gas Co. and then for the U.S. Postal Service in Providence, RI.  He was a life member of DAV and ex POW member of American Legion, post #15, East Greenwich, RI.

Mr. Gagne is survived by his two daughters, Michele Gagne Pelton & her husband Paul of Fall River and Gail A. Gagne of Warwick, RI; his brother, Alfred Gagne of CT; his sisters, Delia Thomas of Westport, Blanche Samson of Fall River and Annette Ferland of CT; his grandchildren, Michael & Marc Dozois, Tiffany Heredia and Nicole Coney; twelve great grandchildren; as well as his many nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Albert, Roland and Raymond Gagne.

Mr. Gagne’s funeral will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA 02721. Click here for Guest Book













Dorothy “Laura”  Janssen
           

 

        

       

Dorothy “Laura” (Farias) Janssen, age 87, of Townsend Hill Apartments, Fall River, MA, passed away July 8, 2012 at her daughter Priscilla’s home in Tiverton. She was the former wife of Robert Janssen.

Born in Fall River, MA, She was the daughter of John Farias and Johanna (Fonseca) Farias. Ms. Janssen was a Police Officer for the Fall River Police Department until her retirement in 1985. She was appointed Reserve member of the Police Department in 1960 and was appointed permanently in 1962.

Ms. Janssen is survived by one daughter, Priscilla Cabral and her companion Richard Pavao of Tiverton, RI; one granddaughter Betty (Cabral) and her husband Charles W. Jester of Portsmouth, RI; one niece, Elaine Foltz; one nephew Donald Legasse; Great niece Tammy (Paul) Camara and Great-great nephews Hayden and Brady Camara.
 She was also the sister of the late John Farias and Alice Legasse.

 
Ms. Janssen’s funeral service, which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00am in Holy Ghost Parish, 316 Judson St., Tiverton, RI. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers Memorial Gifts may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Click here for Guest Book













Roland R. St. Onge
           

 

        

       

Roland R. St. Onge, age 62, Fall River, MA, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

          Born in Fall River, a son of Georgette M. (Chenard) St. Onge of Fall River and the late Rene R. St. Onge.

          Mr. St. Onge worked as a stock person for the former Ashworth Brothers Company. Roland loved cats. He enjoyed eating out and cheering on the Red Sox and Steelers. Most of all he loved to travel, having traveled much of the country, including Hawaii. A generous and gentle soul, he will be sorely missed by his family who loved him.

         

          Besides his mother, survivors include his two sisters, Pauline R. Bannister and loving lifetime partner David P. Gosciminski of Somerset  and Jeanne D. Nelson of Fall River; as well niece /goddaughter Jamie L. Nelson and her fiancé Jayson DeCosta and nephew/godson Michael J. Nelson and his wife Diane.

 

His funeral service will be on Thursday July 5, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:00AM to 10:00AM. Click here for Guest Book













Paul Gagne
           

 

        

       

Paul Gagne, age 62, of Fall River, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at home.  He was the husband of Linda A (Johnson) Gagne.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Normand E. and Theresa A. (Desrochers) Gagne.  He worked in the mason trade before being employed by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home in the maintenance department for over 12 years until its closing and then at Castle Court Estates.  Mr. Gagne enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with his dog Toby, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Besides his wife of 31 years, he is survived by his daughter, Melissa and his son in-law Raymond of Somerset; two sisters, Denise Johnson and husband Robert of Fall River and Lucille Rezza & her husband Joe of North Attleboro, MA; two grandchildren, Brynn and Brayton and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gagne’s funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2, at 7:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to, Steward Home and Hospice Care, 275 Martine Street, Fall River MA., 02723   Click here for Guest Book













Alice  Lavallee
           

 

        

       

          Alice (Dufault) Lavallee age 95, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Crawford Skilled Care. She was the wife of the late Lucien Lavallee.

Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Lucien and the late Orpha (Guay) Dufault . She had worked as a cloth examiner for Santoro Sports Coats. 

She is survived by her son Normand Lavallee of Fall River, her brother  Edgar Dufault  of Somerset. sisters Rita West of Hampton, VA, Yvette Fortin of Fall River, and Florence Mailloux  of Fort Lauderdale, FL and three grandsons. She was the mother of the late Gerard Lavallee and sister of the late Armand DuFault. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held prior to service from 12:00 to 2:00. Cremation to follow, her cremated remains will be interred in Notre Dame Cemetery. Click here for Guest Book













Henry G. Guillemette
           

 

                    Henry G. Guillemette, age 73, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Sarah S Brayton. He was a husband of Blanche (Freve) Guillemette.

 Born in Fall River, son of the late George J. and Lena M. (Gagne) Guillemette. Mr. Guillemette served active duty in the U.S. Army and later served in the National Guard. He was employed as a pump mechanic for Globe Manufacturing and also as a security guard for Charlton Memorial Hospital for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Louis de France Church, and a 3
rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Boehr Council of Tiverton.  He was also a member of the Rod and Gun Club of New Bedford and the National Rifle Association of America.

Besides his wife of 52years, he leaves four children, Denise Gagne & husband Gary of Jamestown R.I., Richard Guillemette & wife Elizabeth of Athol M.A., Diane Dougherty & husband Douglas of West Warwick, R.I., and Mark Guillemette & wife Valerie of Westport, MA; a brother, Raymond Guilemette; and two sisters, Theresa Barbosa and Yvonne Beaudry all of Fall River; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


 Following cremation, Mr. Guillemette’s memorial funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00AM in St Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington St., Swansea.  Visitation will be held prior to mass from 8:00AM to 9:00AM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, Interment of cremated remains will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Click here for Guest Book













Robert A. Thibault
           

 

                    

Robert A. Thibault, age 50, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at St. Anne’s Hospital.  He was born in Hollywood, CA a son of Roger Thibault of Fall River and the late Edna (Gagne) Thibault. 

Besides his father, he is survived by two sons Justin and Branden and a daughter Danille all of California, his brother Paul of Fall River and a niece.

 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 prior to the service.  Click here for Guest Book













Gilbert J. Canuel
           

 

                    Gilbert J. Canuel, 80 of Fall River passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Anna (Levesque) Canuel. 

Born in Fall River, son of the late George J.  and Nalda (Bisson) Canuel. He served in the Massachusetts National Guard .Prior to retirement he was employed by Ideal Laundry and Dry Cleaning and Servomation Int. Mr. Canuel was a parishioner of Parish of Holy Trinity, a recipient of the Marion Medal in 1986, very active with charitable Organizations, Bishop’s Catholic Charities Appeal and bingo, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife Mr. Canuel is survived by three sons, Paul Canuel and wife Liane , Raymond Canuel of Fall River, John Canuel and his wife Lisa of Taunton, a daughter Pauline Trahan and husband Bruce of Conventry RI, two brothers Edward G. Canuel and Alfred Canuel of Fall River, two grandchildren, Thomas and Sarah Canuel and many nieces and nephews.  He also was the father of the late Rev Gilbert Canuel Jr.

Mr. Canuel’s funeral will be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at 8:45
AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in the Parish of Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Rd. Fall River Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Click here for Guest Book













Lorraine T. Svendsen
           
Lorraine T.(Bouchard) Svendsen,  78 of Fall River Mass: Daughter of the late Wilfred G. Bouchard and Dorothy(Brennan) Bouchard passed away on June 16 2012.

She is survived by her 3 children Wilfred G Bouchard of Fall River, John L Svendsen Jr  of Fall River and Deborah A (Svendsen) Mathias of Cranston RI. Four siblings, Gregory Bouchard of Cold Springs, NY, Francis Bouchard of Fall River Ma, Carole (Bouchard) Paquette of Shirley, NY  and Theresa Bouchard of Westport Ma. Beloved Nana to six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 19th at Boule Funeral Home 615 Broadway Fall River Ma, from 4pm to 6pm. Reflection at 6pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to The American Lung Association in her name would be appreciated. Click here for Guest Book













Claudette D. Ouellette
           
Claudette D. (Perrault) Ouellette, age 75, of Fall River, passed away  Monday, June 11, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Francis A. Ouellette.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Dubois) Perrault.  Mrs. Ouellette graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, class of 1955.  She was a homemaker most of her life, a member of Newport Women's Guild and Red Hat Society and she enjoyed cooking, decorating and slot machines.

Besides her husband of 57 years, she is survived by her two sons; Armand J. Ouellette & his wife Karen of Fall River and Robert G. Ouellette & his wife Kathy of Norfolk, MA; two daughters, Francine Ouellette & her husband Kenneth R. White of Fall River and Claudine L. Ouellette & her fiance Anthony Brown of Fall River; her grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, Danielle, Renee, Nicole and Matthew.

Mrs. Ouellette's funeral will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:00AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, Judson Street, Tiverton, RI. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Click here for Guest Book













Georgette Skeffington
            Georgette (Jean) Skeffington, age 88, of Fall River, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. She was the widow of Robert C. Skeffington.        

 
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Donalda (Gagne) Jean.  During WWII she worked in the Printing Department  at Naval War College in Newport, RI.  She was a clerk at R A McWhirrs for many years, she also worked in the cafeteria at Louis Hand and at Talbot Middle School as a lunch aide, which she retired from.        

Mrs. Skeffington is survived by her sons, Roger Skeffington (wife Gayle) and Philip Skeffington (wife Jeannine) all of Fall River; her grandchildren, Shaun, Chad, Derek and Ashley Skeffington; her great grandchildren, Jordyn and Callum; as well as several nieces.
      

 
Following cremation, Mrs. Skeffington’s funeral will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00AM in Notre Dame Church, 529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Click here for Guest Book













 Juan Isaac Almonte
  Juan Isaac Almonte, age 38, of Fall River, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in New York, he was a son of Damaris (Tejeda) Almonte and the late Isaiah Almonte.  He was formerly employed in the auto body business, he was a Yankees fan and enjoyed traveling. 

Besides his mother, Juan is survived by his sons, Juan Isaac Almonte, Jr. and Isaiah Almonte; his brothers, Bryant Baez, Kevin Baez, Ariel Almonte, all of Fall River and Alberis Tejeda of Springfield, MA.  He was also the brother of the late Edward Tejeda.

 
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be prior to service from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.













Sister Catherine Mary
O’Brien, OP

 

         Sister Catherine Mary O’Brien, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was 91 years of age.The daughter of the late Patrick H. and Julia C. Shea O’Brien, she was born April 27, 1921 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Sister Catherine Mary entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River on December 7, 1942, made her First Profession August 15, 1945 and Final Profession August 30, 1948. Sister Catherine Mary earned her BA in English from the College of the Sacred Hearts in Fall River.Ministry history: Sister Catherine Mary O’Brien served in a variety of roles during her ministry years. She taught elementary students and/or religious education classes in the following parishes: St. Anne, Fall River, MA (1945-46); St. Peter, Plattsburgh NY (1946-47, 1949-51); Dominican Academy, Fall River, MA (1947-49) and St. Bernadette, New Haven, CT (1952-62). At Dominican Academy high school she was librarian (1962-63) and French teacher (1968-69). She was appointed mistress of novices in North Dartmouth, MA (1963-68). In 1968, she returned to Fall River and served as convent librarian (1968-70); assistant principal at St. Anne School (1970-77), sub-prioress (assistant superior) of St. Catherine’s Convent (1971-76), prioress (1977-82), assistant convent librarian, receptionist, driver (1982-87). She moved to Catholic Memorial Home in July of 2007. Sister Catherine Mary is predeceased by her parents, late Patrick H. and Julia C. Shea O’Brien and is survived by several cousins. 

Sister Catherine Mary O’Brien’s wake and funeral will be held at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, MA on Friday,  May 25, 2012. Visitation:  8:15 am with Wake Service at 8:45 am Mass of Christian Burial:  9:30 am  Burial immediately following at Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway,  Fall River, MA, 02724. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister Catherine Mary’s memory can be made to The Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York, 10562-2327.













Leo Philip Bienvenue

 

 

 

Leo Philip Bienvenue, age 96, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012 at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of the late Jeannette (Coulombe) Bienvenue.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late Oza A. and Blanche (Pineault) Bienvenue.
  Mr. Bienvenue served in the U.S. Army Medical Supply during World War II. He was the owner of Leo’s Mobil Station in Somerset for 25 years until 1965. He then became a Forklift Operator for a Foxboro Co. where he worked for 8 years until he retired in 1977. He was a member of St. Louis de France Church in Swansea, where he was a member of their Holy Name Society of the Church, as well as a member of the Somerset Senior Lions Club. He was a graduate of Thibodeau’s Business School of Fall River. In 1982 he received the Marion Medal for Fall River Diocese.

Mr. Bienvenue is survived by one son, Roger L. Bienvenue & his wife Sharon of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Diane J. Menard & her companion Paul Roy of Somerset; one brother, Robert J. Bienvenue of Somerset; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; as well as a niece and a nephew.
Mr. Bienvenue’s funeral service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway Fall River, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Louis de France Church, Buffington St., Swansea, MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.













Loretta M. Powell

 

 

Loretta M. Powell, age 99 formerly of Fall River, passed away Saturday May 19, 2012 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center in Somerset. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Powell Sr.  

 Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Irene Montigny,   mother of Francis E. Powell Jr. of Fall River, MA, Martha Powell, formerly Lavoie, of Jamestown, RI and Donald Powell of Somerset, MA.    She was the grandmother of Jason and Jennifer Powell, as well as Scott Pacheco -Powell, and great-grandmother to Seth Pacheco-Powell, Elisabeth, Caroline and Madeleine Powell. She was the aunt to several nieces and nephews. Loretta was also the sister of the late Harvey J. Montigny.

  The old oak has fallen after 99 years. Loretta will be remembered for her religious devotion, love for family and friends, compassion for others and strength of character. The family is very grateful for the extraordinary care given by the staff at Saint Anne’s Hospital Emergency Room, and the loving staff at Clifton Rehab Center. 

Mrs. Powell’s funeral will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 1598 South Main Street Fall River, MA .Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.    In lieu of flowers ,memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, TN  38148-0142   













Christopher J. Lake, Jr.

 

 

Christopher J. Lake, Jr., age 77, of Fall River and Pompano Beach, FL, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 in Florida after a brief illness. 

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Christopher J. and Marie L. (Dionne) Lake.  He was employed for many years at Colonial Provisions of Boston.   In addition to volunteering for many charitable organizations, Mr. Lake was a Communicant at both Holy Trinity Church in Fall River and St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He was active in the Right to Life movement; was Activities Director for his Homeowner’s Association; and lovingly assisted many people.  Mr. Lake had great devotion to his faith and family, and selflessly gave to everyone who required assistance.  He enjoyed theatre, music, dancing, and cooking; had great passion for all his Boston Terriers, particularly Amos.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Joan Lake of North Providence, RI and  Eileen Lake of South Yarmouth, MA; beloved uncles, Maurice “Pete” Dionne of Fall River, Marcel Dionne of Somerset, and Francis J. Lake of Oregon; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was the brother of the late Donald J. Lake and William H. Lake.
         

Mr. Lake’s funeral will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity Church, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River.  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.













Carolyn A.  Ferreira

 

Carolyn A. (Valente) Ferreira, age 64 of Fall River, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was the wife of Steven Ferreira. 

Born in Westfield, MA, a daughter of the late Jack and Shirley (Allen)      Valente.  She was a homemaker most of her life and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral.   

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Steven and Jason Valente of Fall River; three daughters, Danielle Valente of New Bedford, Lesley Waite of Fall River and Tracie Lavoie of Swansea; a brother, David Valente of Westfield, MA; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was also the sister of the late Sandra Dean.

Mrs. Ferreira’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday. May 9, 2012 at 8:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.

 














Theresa Ramunno
Theresa (Comportie) Ramunno, age 88, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. 
    
Born in New Bedford, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Silvia) Comportie.  She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed dancing and watching movies.
    
Mrs. Ramunno is survived by her two sons, Alfred J. Pinel & his wife Diane and Alan W. Pinel & his wife Diane, all of Fall River; her daughter, Cynthia Ann Pinel of Fall River; four grandsons; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including her beloved niece Joyce Vitorino.
    
 Private funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.













Doris Thomson
Doris Thomson, age 91 of Fall River, passed away Saturday April 28, 2012 at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late William Thomson. 

Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Fortin) Belanger.

A WW II veteran serving with the U. S. Army with the rank of Tech 5, she received the American Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. She worked for the Harley and Stella Anne Companies for 34 years, enjoyed traveling and bowling and she was a member of
  Eurecka Women’s League.

She is survived by a son Leonard Thomson of Swansea and a daughter Mary Anna Arruda of Fall River, a brother Gerard Belanger of Fall River and 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Raymond, Maurice, Norman Belanger and Aline Allen.
 


Doris’s funeral will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:00AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Spring Street, Fall River. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Doris’s memory to Guardian Hospice, 1214 Park St. Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072 or the Catholic Memorial Home Resident Activities Fund, 2446 Highland Ave, Fall River, MA 02720.













Bruce E. Lima
Bruce E. Lima, age 50, of Tiverton, RI, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  He was the beloved husband of Angela (Ramos) Lima.
       
Born in Fall River, the son of Alfred A. and the late Claire B. (Francoeur) Lima.  Mr. Lima was employed by Maxon Precision Motors in the shipping/receiving department for many years.  He enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing.
       

 Besides his wife and father, he is survived by his two brothers, Alfred R. Lima and his wife Frances of Tampa, Fl. and Roland P. Lima and his wife Debbie of Bradley, IL.; his niece, Christine Lima of Pawtucket, RI; his nephew, James Lima of Lonpoc, CA and his goddaughter, Alexandra Ash of Warren, RI.   
      

Mr. Lima's funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Theresa's Church, Stafford Road, Tiverton. Interment will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. At the request of the family, everyone is invited to go directly to church.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.

 














Mike D. Gonsalves
Mike D. Gonsalves, age 49, of Fall River, formerly of New Bedford, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Pauline L. Gonsalves.Born in Germany, the son of the late William and Hertha Gonsalves.

 He was employed as a fisherman for many years.   Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Yulanda Johnson, Rhonda Gifford and Fernando Oliveira; two sisters, Tanya Weber and Tina Gonsalves  and his four grandchildren. 


Mr. Gonsalves’ Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:00PM in the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Visitation will be held prior to service from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.













 Theresa  Benoit
    Theresa " Terry" Benoit passed away April 16, 2012 at Saint Anne's Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Fall River on April 21, 1930 daughter of Cecile and Nelson. She was the wife of the late Alfred Benoit. 

 She had two daughters Denise and Patricia married to Ed and Tim. She had six grandchildren Danielle, Becky, Ted, Tim, Katy and Abbey. She leaves three sisters Pauline,  Georgette and Julie and  brother-inlaw Ronnie, as well as several nieces and nephews.  She also sadly leaves Cecile, Rita and Scott .

She lovingly cared for many people in her life and will be greatly missed

 














Marie Aldea Wilson
     Marie Aldea (Desbiens) (Botelho) Wilson, formerly of Tiverton, RI, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Judith in Hopewell, VA.  She was the wife of the late John Botelho and George Wilson.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Wilbrod and Valentine (Charette) Desbiens.  Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker most of her life. 


She was the mother of Dorothy Greenhalgh of Lovell, ME, Judith Weyland of Hopewell , VA, Veneice DiMartino of N. Woodstock, N.H., and also mother of the late Theresa Beliveau, Joan Perry and John Botelho; grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of eleven; she was also the companion of Leo LePage of Tiverton, RI.


Mrs. Wilson’s Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main St., Fall River.  Private interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Arrangements are entrusted with
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.















Marion M.  Cardoza
       Marion M. (Lajoie) Cardoza, age 93, Fall River, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at Sarah S. Brayton. She was the wife of the late Manuel Cardoza. 

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Eustache and  Emelia (Duperre) Lajoie. Mrs. Cardoza was a lifelong resident of Fall River. She began working at the age of 16 for, the former Everett Sportswear, as a sewing machine operator and continued working there until retiring at age 65.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy McCallister and one son, Raymond Cardoza, both of Fall River; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Albert Lajoie and Lorreta Bedard.

Mrs. Cardoza’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 9:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA,  Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.







Louis St. Laurent
Louis St. Laurent, age 86, of Fall River, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Louis was born in Somerset on July 17, 1925 to the late Narcisse and Celena (Bertrand) St. Laurent.  He was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1942 until 1945.  Serving aboard the U.S.S. Barry until hit by a Kamikaze on May 25, 1945.  On September 5, 1949 Louis married Rita (Pineault) St. Laurent in St. Roch’s Church.

He was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Trinity since 1972.  He was employed in the dry cleaning and property management business and retired in 1989 from the custodian department of Dartmouth High School and St. Anne’s Hospital.           

 
Louis was an avid Red Sox fan and a beloved fan of “his” Boston Bruins.  In the late 60’s Louis was instrumental in creating the Fall River Youth Hockey League and coached C.Y.O. and P.A.L. Hockey.  He was involved in the local VFW and was an active member of the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society.


Besides his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his two sons; Paul “Butchie” (Linda) St. Laurent of Coventry, RI and Kevin (Kelly) St. Laurent of No. Dartmouth; his five daughters; Diane (Del) Sanders of Fargo, ND, Linda (Paul) Cimbron of Warren, RI, Susan (Jay) Moss of Swansea, Erin St. Laurent of Fall River and Pamela (Rob) Bessenaire of Dayville, CT; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva Anselmo of Somerset, and many nieces and nephews.  He was also the loving foster-father of countless children for 12 years.  Louis was preceded in death by his son Michael, grandson Jeremy, sister Rita Lanneville and brothers Nelson, John and Hector.
       

Mr. St. Laurent’s funeral will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 9:00AM from the
BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in the Parish of the Holy Trinity Church, 951 Stafford Road, Fall River. Interment will be Tuesday in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.  Flowers are welcome or Memorial Gifts may be made to Parish of the Holy Trinity, 951 Stafford Rd., Fall River, MA 02721 or Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.



 



Phyllis Anne Gosciminski
Phyllis Anne (Kozanowski) Gosciminski, age 88, of Fall River, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Kimwell Health Care Center in Fall River. She was the wife of the late John A. Gosciminski.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Marcel and Augustine (Bokowski) Kozanowski. Mrs. Gosciminski was employed by the former Har-Lee Mfg. Co. as a machine operator. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Parish, where she was a member of their Women's Guild and a volunteer on their bingo nights.

She is survived by her son, David P. Gosciminski and his loving lifetime partner, Pauline Bannister of Somerset; sister, Mary Wojcik of Fall River; two grandsons, David J. Gosciminski and his wife Melanie and Brenton Gosciminski and his wife Amy; two great grandsons, Kalib A. and Cameron J. Gosciminski; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Sue MacDonald, Stella Favier, Lottie Tabayka and Wanda Pitera.

Mrs. Gosciminski's Funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Stanislaus Church, 36 Rockland Street, Fall River. Burial will be private. Visitation will be 8:30AM to 9:30AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.



Doris Marie (Tremblay) Fauteux
Doris Marie (Tremblay) Fauteux, age 87, of Somerset, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at Somerset Ridge Center. She was the wife of the late Rosario Odilon Fauteux.

Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Edmond and the late Anna (St. Laurent) Tremblay. Mrs. Fauteux was the proprietor of Our Lady’s Religious Store and the manager of St. Anne’s shrine gift shop. She was also a lifelong parishioner of St. Anne’s Church. Mrs. Fauteux‘s greatest joy was to be with family and her happiest moments were those shared at gatherings with them.

She is survived by a son, Paul Fauteux of Douglasville, Georgia; a daughter, Susan Fauteux of New Bedford; a sister, Aldea Ferreira; three granddaughters Karrie Lynn Johnston, Jennifer and Kelly Fauteux ,and great grandsons Christopher Patrick and Takai Correia, as well as several nieces and nephews .She was also the sister to the late William Tremblay, Rose Lapointe , Jeanette Frechette ,and Aldea Ferreira

Mrs. Fauteux’s funeral service will be held on Friday, at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, So. Main St., Fall River, MA. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.

 



Florence R. (McConnell) Gosselin
Florence R. (McConnell) Gosselin, age 90, of Fall River, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at Southpoint Rehab & Skilled Care Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond "Sonny" Gosselin.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Anthony and Margaret (Harnett) McConnell. She worked as a sales clerk for many years at the former Grants and K-Mart. She also worked at Firestone during the War. She was a parishioner of St. Peter & Pauls Parish. She enjoyed dancing at the Holy Ghost Club in Westport and an avid bingo player.
Mrs. Gosselin is survived by two sons, Paul Gosselin (Dale) and Donald Gosselin (Vicki), all of Fall River; one daughter, Jo-Ann Silvia (Ronald) of Fall River; thee grandchildren, Mathew Silvia (Tiffany Wood), Christopher Silvia and Jeffrey Gosselin (Megan); two great grandchildren, Blake Gosselin and Emily Silvia; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Clifford, Evelyn McManus and Everett McConnell. She was also the grandmother of the late Gregory Gosselin.
Mrs. Gosselin's funeral will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in SS. Peter & Paul Parish @ Holy Cross Church, Pulaski St., Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to American Heart Association, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903.


  James R. Soares, age 79, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Soldiers Home, Chelsea, MA. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Sardinha) Soares.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Emanuel P. and Margaret (Rezendes) Soares. Mr. Soares served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was employed as an electrician at Pelletier Electric for over 30 years. He was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Parish and a life member of VFW-Tiverton, RI post #5392, a member of First Friday Club, Portsmouth Senior Center and Friends of Ballroom Dancing.

He is survived by two sons, David Soares of South Carolina and Steven Soares of South Carolina; a daughter, Susan J. Cordeiro of Fall River; a brother, George Soares of Swansea; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mr. Soares’ funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in the Good Shepherd Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.

 

 


Evelyn (Furtado)
Longstone-Young

Evelyn (Furtado) Longstone-Young, age 78, of Fall River, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank R. Young and William Longstone.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel and Augusta Furtado. Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, shopping and watching Jeopardy.

She was the mother of William Longstone and his wife Roxanne of Fall River, Paula Wong and her husband Jeff of Somerset and Stephanie Young and her companion Debra Roberts of St. Louis, MI; sister of, Sarah Pettey of Westport, Alice Carvalho of Fall River and Dorothy Michaud of Phoenix, AZ; grandmother of Ryan and Jasen Berube and Kayla Longstone, and great grandmother of Avery Tea and Kyle Berube; as well as aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Young’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA 02721.


Elizabeth "Betty" Machado
Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Rose (Rivard) Machado, age 105, formerly of Portsmouth, RI and Sakonnet Bay Manor, Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center, Somerset, MA. She was the wife of the late Roland Forand and Andrew S. Machado.

Born in Pawtucket, RI, a daughter of the late Hormendas and Marie Louise (Milotte) Rivard. Before her retirement, Mrs. Machado was employed as a relief operator for Fram Corporation in Pawtucket, RI. She enjoyed each and every day, her motto was "Live one day at a time". She also enjoyed playing cards, bingo and traveling, she traveled cross country many times. She was a former member of Classy Ladies.

She was the step-mother of, Andrew Machado of Lakeville, MA, Patricia Rousseau of Swansea, and Sheila Goulet of Portsmouth, RI; grandmother of, Brian Rousseau of Tiverton, RI, Gary Goulet of Missouri, Keith Machado of Ashland, MA, Renee Lemieux of Bristol, RI, Karen Schell of East Freetown, Darryl Rousseau of Virginia, Krisann Paradis of Tiverton, Guy Goulet of Maine, Danielle DaSilva of Tiverton and the late Todd Rousseau; great grandmother of, Sydney, Olivia and Jessica Rousseau, Nicole Turner, Andrew and Stephanie Machado, Alex and Lauren Lemieux, Matthew, Jacob and Adam Schell, Maxwell and Jack Paradis, Haydn Goulet, Kevin and Jillian DaSilva and the late Jeremy Goulet; great great grandmother of Mackenzie Goulet; as well as aunt to many nieces and nephews and the sister of twelve late siblings.

Mrs. Machado's funeral will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8:30AM from the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00am in St. Mary's Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI. Cremation to follow. Private burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket, RI. www.boulefuneralhome.com. Visitation willl be held on Sunday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.


Raymond Plamondon, age 95, of Swansea, formerly of Somerset, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at St. Anne's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Sylvina (Asselin) Plamondon. Born in Fall River, the son of Victor and Philomine (Gagne) Plamondon. Mr. Plamondon was self-employed as a Barber and the owner of the former Raymond's Barber Shop on Stafford Road for 54 years.Mr. Plamondon was a parishioner of St. Louis de France Parish and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of the American Legion Post 126. Mr. Plamondon served in the United States Army during WW II.

Mr. Plamondon is survived by a son, Paul Plamondon and his wife Elizabeth of Swansea; two grandchildren, Evan and Michelle Plamondon; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Armand, Adrien, Oliver, Leo and Lillian Plamondon,
Florida Lamonte, Alice Peladeau, Rosalie Desrosiers and Edwidge Delisle.
Private Funeral Arrangements were entrusted with the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.



Beatrice Mary (St. Ours) Delcourt
Beatrice Mary (St. Ours) Delcourt, age 92, of Fall River, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Delcourt.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Anna (Couture) St. Ours. She is survived by her two sons, David Louis Delcourt of Dallas, Texas and Ronald Paul Delcourt, of San Antonio, Texas; her three grandchildren, David Delcourt, II, Rene Delcourt and Sean Paul Delcourt; her two sisters, Mabel Thorpe and Irene Roy; sisters-in-law, Helen and Beatrice St. Ours; as well as many nieces and nephews, including her beloved niece and caretaker Gail and her husband Ted Yates of Portsmouth, RI. She was also the sister of the late Arthur, George and Norman St. Ours, Yvonne Letendre and Rita Hinze.

Mrs. Delcourt’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.



Raymond W. Lavoie
Raymond W. Lavoie, age 86 of Westport MA., passed away very peacefully after a lengthy illness, Thursday February 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, husband of Madeleine (Martin) Lavoie for 61 years.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Jean B. and Ernestine (Patrie) Lavoie. Lived in Fall River until he moved to Westport Ma., in 1968.

Mr. Lavoie was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace in Westport. Past president of the Holy Name Society, and St. Vincent de Paul Society, and with his wife, president of the Couples Club of Our Lady of Grace. He was the first co- chairman of the parish Bingo committee. He was awarded the Marian Medal from the Diocese by Bishop Daniel Cronin. He also received the St. Vincent de Paul’s Top Hat award.

During the 2nd World War, he served with the 83rd Infantry Division in Europe with the rank of Sgt. 1st class. During the battle of the Bulge he was awarded the Silver Star Medal. He was called to active duty during the Korean conflict and stationed in the Panama Canal Zone until discharged from active service. He was employed by W. Irving Pierce Painting Company as superintendent. He was the founder and owner of Lavoie & Tavares Co., Inc., Painting & Decoration for 19 years before retiring. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and especially time spent with his family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald R. Lavoie and his wife Teri, of Dover New Hampshire, a daughter Carol A. Soares and her husband Tony, of Somerset, a son, Richard R, Lavoie and his wife Kelly, of Westport Conn., seven grandchildren, Amy Nasiff, Jeffrey, Neal, Keith, Madison, Mackenzie and Macey Lavoie, and nine great grandchildren. Also survived by a sister Doris Vandal of Marion and several nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late Alice Proulx, William, Roland, Dollard and Norman Lavoie.

Mr. Lavoie’s funeral will be held on Monday. February 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Grace, Sanford Rd, Westport MA. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made in Mr. Lavoie’s memory to Our Lady of Grace St. Vincent de Paul Society, 569 Sanford Rd, Westport MA., 02790.

 


Ernest E. “Eddie” Maynard
Ernest E. “Eddie” Maynard, age 86, of Somerset, passed away February 17, 2012 in Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of the late Lydia (Botelho) Maynard.

Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Ernest and Emma (Boucher) Maynard. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he earned the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal and American Theatre Medal Point System.

Mr. Maynard was an electrician for Arkwright Finishing for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick Church, Somerset, a member of the VFW Somerset Post 8500, and also enjoyed playing bingo.

Mr. Maynard is survived by his two sons, Paul Maynard and his wife Karen of Somerset, and David Maynard and his wife Ana of No. Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Paul, Kristin and Nathan Maynard, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Leo & George Maynard, Rita Sauliner and Lillian Rex.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Patrick Church, 306 South Street, Somerset, MA. Interment of his cremated remains, with his wife, will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

 


Jaime M. Agostinho

Jaime M. Agostinho, age 63, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Maria R. (Sousa) Agostinho. Born in St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Bazillo and Maria (Moniz) Agostinho.Mr. Agostinho was employed as a laborer for Celco Construction Company in Pembroke, MAbefore his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, woodcrafting and gardening. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Carol Agostinho and her fiance, Decio Pereiraof Somerset; four brothers; three sisters; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Agostinho's funeral will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7:30AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 8:30AM in SantoChristo Church, Columbia Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.Visitation will be Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

 

  Dennis Aguiar

  Dennis Aguiar, age 72, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Somerset Ridge Center in Somerset after a long extended illness. 

 

  Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel P. and Adeliene (Ferreira) Aguiar.  He was the former husband of Joyce (Davol) Sokolski of Fall River.  He leaves a son, Dennis Sokolski of N.C.; two daughters, Carol Klek & husband Steve and Cathy Bisbano & husband Ronald of Westport;  one granddaughter, four nephews & one niece, all of Fall River.  He also leaves his sister and care taker, Mrs. Vivian (Beaulieu) Fleck & husband Neil of Somerser.

 

  Mr. Aguiar was an avid bingo player, & loved his cars.  He worked for Princess House years ago and for many moving companies in Fall River.  

 

  His funeral will be private from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. After cremation, he will be buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.    

    

             

  

 

Theresa M. Desmarais

  Theresa M. Desmarais, age 51, passed away unexpectedly, Friday January 13, 2012 of Fall River at home. She was the beloved daughter of the late Eugene V. and Natalie A. (Domingos) Desmarais. Theresa worked as an Administrative Assistant with Steppingstone for the last 22 years.

 

 She was a caring loving person, who enjoyed helping others and also loved cats. Survivors are aunts, uncles and friends and co workers of Stepping Stone.

 

 A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway,Fall River, MA. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Steppingstone Incorporated ATT: Kathleen Clark, 522 North Main St. Fall River,

        

 

Rita Gula

  Rita (Hetu) Gula, age 91, of Fall River, passed away January 31, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of the late John Gula, Jr.

 

  Born in Quebec, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Graziella (Cyr) Hetu.  She was employed as a sewing machine operator for the former Samesta Mfg. for many years.  Mrs. Gula enjoyed reading and going out with friends.

 

  She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Gula of Fall River; a sister-in-law, Adele Sherman of New Bedford; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Theresa Benoit and Diana Cole. 

 

  Mrs. Gula’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:00AM in the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA.  Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Special thanks to Lisa Brogan and the entire 2nd floor staff at Kimwell Nursing Home for their unconditional care and dedication.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to a charity of their choice in Rita’s name.           

 

Raymond E.Conroy, Sr.

  Raymond E. Conroy, Sr., age 91, of North Dartmouth, MA, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at The Oaks, New Bedford, MA.  He was the husband of Rita L. (Paradis) Conroy.

 

  Born in Fall River, Mr. Conroy was the son of the late John W. and Mary (McCrohan) Conroy.  In 1947, he joined the Fall River Police Department as a provisional patrolman and 38 years later he retired as Chief of Police.  During his career, he was promoted from Patrolman to Sargeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Deputy Chief.  In 1981 he was promoted to Chief of Police, a position he held until his retirement in 1985.  Throughout his long career, Chief Conroy received many awards and commendations, including the Medal of Valor for saving another officer’s life. 

 

  In addition to his long career on the Fall River Police Department, Mr. Conroy was a graduate of Stonehill College.  He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during World War II, where he earned the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific 1 Star and the American Area Ribbon. 

 

  Besides his wife of 67 years, he is survived by four children, Lt. David Conroy, Ret. Fall River Police Dept. and his wife Maria Connie of North Dartmouth, Bonita Conroy Coe and her husband L.T.C. Thomas J. Coe, Ret. USCG of Stafford, VA, Mark Conroy of North Dartmouth and Barbara Ann Conroy of North Dartmouth; a sister, Rosemarie Considine of Fall River; eleven grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a special godchild, Carl Conroy and many nieces and nephews.  He was also the father of the late Raymond E. Conroy, Jr. and former Fall River Firefighter, Patrick Conroy and the brother of the late John W. and Thomas Conroy, Mary Morrissette and Virginia Turcotte.

 

  Mr. Conroy’s funeral will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Holy Name Church, Hanover St., Fall River. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

             

  

 

James H. Barrett, Sr.

  James H. Barrett, Sr., age 86, of Fall River, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Bedford Village Nursing Home, New Bedford, MA.  He was the husband of the late Lucille T. (Ledoux) Barrett. 

 

  Born in Fall River, a son of the late Richard and Eva (Mercier) Barrett.  Mr. Barrett was a combat veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps and then as Staff Sergeant in the Air Force reserves.  He fought in the European Theater of Operations, participated in the Liberation of Paris and was stationed at Orly Field in Paris from 1944-1945.  He was employed as a regional manager for Boston Mutual Insurance and also as a machinist before his retirement.  Mr. Barrett supported the Fall River Scholarship Foundation and the We Love Children Foundation.  He was a member of the Elks, the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 5 Sunset Hill from 1968-1971 and a licensed private pilot.  He was an avid fan of word puzzles and the Jeopardy Game Show and very proud that he could solve the Rubiks Cube.  He also loved to cook for his family.

 

  He is survived by three daughters, Susan J. (Milton) Rebello of Fall River, Sheila (Stephen) Terceira of Fall River and Gail (Arthur) Desmarais of Somerset; two sons, Noel Barrett of New Bedford and James H. Barrett, Jr. (JoAnn White) of Fall River; two sisters, Joan Smith of Tiverton and Ann Gallant of Somerset; seven grandchildren, Todd “TJ” & Jaime Lynn Rebello, Barrett H. & Brent H. Jones, Amy L. Delgiacco, and Michael & Cory Bernardo.  He was also the brother of the late John & Richard Barrett, Rita Delgrasso and Claire Lavoie.  

 

  Mr. Barrett’s funeral will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, South Main Street, Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Suite 501, Boston, MA 02210.   

             

  

 

Robert F. Thibeault

 

  Robert F. Thibeault, age 83, of Warwick, RI, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Steere House in Providence, RI.  He was the husband of Santina R. (Aiello) Thibeault.

 

  Born in Fall River, a son of the late Hector and Jeannette (Servant) Thibeault.  He was employed as the Assistant Produce Manager at Stop & Shop for many years.  Mr. Thibeault was an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed playing golf in his earlier years.   

 

 Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Brian J. Thibeault & his wife Patricia of Swansea, Wayne R. Thibeault & his wife Mona of Dighton, and Donna M. Ganczarski & her husband Louis of Fall River; two step-children, Michael Gemma & his wife Janice of Warwick, RI and JoAnn Compagnone & her husband Pasquale of Bridgewater; a brother, Charles E. Thibeault of Peru, IN; a sister, Cecile Daniels of Fall River; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Donald Thibeault, Aline Guilmette and Lorraine Torres.

 

  Mr. Thibeault’s funeral will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Parish of the Holy Trinity, Stafford Road, Fall River. Burial will be private.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or Steere House, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903.  

             

  

 

Dolores Costa

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