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DEATH
Philip John Tully
Dec 10, 2014

Philip John Tully made a peaceful transition from this mortal life to the eternal hereafter on Wednesday December 10, 2014 surrounded by the tender care of family and friends in the home in Mattapoisett that he loved. He was born May 24, 1953 in New Britain, CT. He was the son of the late George F. and Marie F. Tully and brother of the late Jeffrey A. Tully. He leaves behind his lifetime love and wife of 32 years, Barbara A. Tully who he referred to with great affection as “B”. He also leaves behind his dear sons Brendan G. Tully of Mattapoisett, and Colin J. Tully of Atlanta GA, in whom his fortitude, compassion and generosity are beautifully reflected. He will be dearly missed by his loving mother-in-law, admiring sisters and brothers-in-law, adoring nieces and nephews, appreciative cousins, respecting colleagues, and a grateful community. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Philip received his Masters degree in counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was a licensed social worker employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where his entire adult work life was committed to the support of individuals with intellectual disabilities. During nearly 40 years of service he was blessed to bear witness to magnificent changes in how individuals with disabilities were able to see themselves and to many acts of personal courage as individuals sought and realized a better life for themselves. Philip was an avid reader whose passion for history, love for his country, sharp wit, and facility with language, was appreciated by all who knew him and enjoyed good conversation and debate. He was an adventurous outdoorsman who saw God at work everywhere in nature. His stewardship of God’s creation was evident in his outdoor work at home and on the land he loved in the woods of Maine. Throughout his journey with cancer Philip demonstrated unwavering strength, gratitude for exceptional care, tireless commitment to his work, selfless devotion to his family, and despite a desire to continue his journey on earth, an unshakable faith and acceptance of God’s will. May he rest in peace. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday December 15, 2014 at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours were held on Sunday December 14, 2014 at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Neediest Families Fund, 25 Elm St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Gerald "Butch" F. Silva
Dec 10, 2014

Gerald "Butch" F. Silva, age 70, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Susan (Bellotti) Silva, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Frank and Irene (Longtin) Silva, he was a life-long resident of the area. Mr. Silva served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves in the Coastal Forces Unit, which was the only combat unit ever in the Coast Guard. He was the owner and operator of Bay State Window and Door, where he had started working with his dad when he was only 14 years old. Butch was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church, where he was a greeter and collector. He also served as President and Treasurer of the Couples Club at the church. He was very involved with the Lakeside Family Festival, where he organized the motorcycle run each year. Butch enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed woodworking and recently wood turning with his wife. In addition to his wife survivors include: two daughters, Michelle Alves and her husband Gregory of Acushnet and Angela English and her husband David of Dartmouth; four grandchildren, Cameron Alves and his girlfriend Amanda Eldridge, Hannah Alves, Alex English and Zachary English; mother-in-law, Mary Bellotti; sister-in-law, Marie Crompton; niece, Kim Heydt and nephew, Craig Crompton. He is also survived by his sister, Janet Rapoza; several other nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his extended family at church and the V (VFW Post #6643) in East Freetown. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to his doctors, Dr. Gary Grosart, Dr. Kathryn Chen, Dr. Richard Demopoulos, as well as the staff at the SIC-U at St. Luke's Hospital for their care and compassion. Relatives and friends were invited to his funeral mass on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. Burial was private. Visiting hours were held on Monday in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Butch may be made to, St. John Neumann Building Fund (Parish Center), 157 Middleboro Rd., P.O. Box 717, East Freetown, MA 02717. For tributes/directions, www.rock-funeralhome.com

DEATH
Rev. Leonard M. Mullaney
Dec 10, 2014

Rev. Leonard M. Mullaney, age 78, of Fall River, passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. Father Mullaney is a native of Fall River and son of the late Joseph E. Mullaney and the late retired Judge Beatrice Hancock Mullaney. An alumnus of the former Msgr. James Coyle High School, Taunton, he prepared for the priesthood at Cardinal O’Connell Minor Seminary and at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He was ordained a priest on February 2, 1962 by Bishop James L. Connolly. Following his ordination, he was assigned as a parochial vicar at St. Patrick Parish, Wareham, and later while still in that post, was also priest-in-charge for several months at St. Rita’s in Marion. From 1972 to 1974 he was parochial vicar at Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Bedford, and served in that capacity at Immaculate Conception Parish, Taunton, from 1974 to 1978. Father Mullaney was then named pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Assonet, remaining there until 1986, when he became pastor of St. Anthony Parish in East Falmouth. In 1999, he began his pastorate in Mattapoisett, until his retirement in 2009. He was also director of Cathedral Camp from 1972 to 1983 and served as an advocate and a judge in the diocesan Tribunal. He is survived by his brother Atty. Joseph E. Mullaney, Jr., of Orchid, FL; a sister Arline M. Angell and her husband William of Naples, FL and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Vincent S. Mullaney and Margaret Mullaney Panos. Father Mullaney’s funeral will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:45AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at cherry place 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by his funeral Mass at 11:45AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours were held Wednesday from 5 to 7PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial will take place in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, E. Falmouth. To send a tribute or for directions please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

DEATH
Roger E. Kelley
Dec 05, 2014

Roger E. Kelley, 93, of Mattapoisett died December 5, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Bertha S. (Salvucci) Kelley. Born in St. Francis, ME, the son of the late Charles and Stella (Sirois) Kelley, he lived in Weston, MA before moving to Mattapoisett in 1964. He attended the University of Maine and graduated from Boston University. He was formerly employed as an industrial engineer at several locations with General Motors. In 1962, he held engineering and managerial positions with the Acushnet Company, Atlas Tack and PCI Group. In 1976, he formed Management Engineering Consultants (MEC) which specialized in industrial growth problem solutions by means of computerization (CAD-CAM), serving several companies in fire engine assembly, matching, cold forming and the garment industries. Mr. Kelley taught various industrial technology courses and participated or led seminars at Northeastern University, Boston University, General Motors Institute and SMU, now University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He published several technological articles. He was a member of several professional organizations, served as vice president of the Boston chapter of the Institute for Industrial Engineering and founded the SouthMassachusetts Industrial Engineering Institute. Mr. Kelley served as a rifleman with the U.S. Third Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was discharged after being wounded in action at Trier, Germany. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with one service star. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Akin of Mattapoisett; 2 sons, Dr. Roger Kelley, Jr. and his wife Susan of New Orleans, LA and David Kelley of Arlington, VA; a brother, Paul Kelley of Fort Kent, ME; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly Watrous, Barbara Tillman, Bradford Kelley and Brian Kelley; 2 great-grandchildren, Julia Tillman and Foster Tillman; and numerous nieces and nephews. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 13th at 9 AM in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6 Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 473 South St. W#13, Raynham, MA 02767. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Antonio Pereira, Jr.
Dec 03, 2014

Antonio Pereira, Jr., 88, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday December 3, 2014. He was the husband Theresa E. (Cambra) Pereira; they had been married for 37 years. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Alcrim) Pereira. Until his retirement, Mr. Pereira was employed by Glen Petroleum which was originally established as John Duff and Sons Coal and Oil Company as office manager for 45 years. During World War II, he proudly served in the United States Navy as a Yeoman Second Class and was the recipient of the Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal. Since an early age, Mr. Pereira's greatest sense of accomplishment and passion was his music. He played the clarinet, saxophone and flute with great skill and talent and provided listening and dancing enjoyment to many people throughout his career. Mr. Pereira performed with the Joe Ponte Band and several other organizations. Mr. Pereira most enjoyed being with his family, friends and his dog Dommie. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; his stepchildren, Edward Adams and his wife Cristiana of Newtown, CT, and Melissa Trahan of New Hampshire; his daughter-in-law, Gail Pereira of Stonington, CT; his grandchildren, Erin Conlan and her husband Sean of Essex, CT, Matthew Pereira and his wife Megan of Branford, CT, Adam Pereira of Stonington, CT, Sarah Adams of Newtown, CT, and Nicholas and Noah Trahan of New Hampshire; his great-grandchildren, Grace and Claire Conlan and Molly Pereira; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Pereira. and siblings, Augustus and Manuel Pereira, Anibal and Mabel Baroa, and Wilhelmina Murphy. His Funeral Service was held on Monday at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial followed in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

DEATH
Arthur E. Schneider, Jr.
Dec 02, 2014

Arthur E. Schneider, Jr., 78, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully Tuesday December 2, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Ellen R. (Rosselot) Schneider. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Ella (Breuschke) Schneider. He resided in Birmingham, Michigan for 15 years before moving to Mattapoisett in 1975. He also lived in Chicago Heights, Ill., Middletown, RI, and Holden, MA, before returning to Mattapoisett for retirement in 1998. He was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Mr. Schneider was formerly employed as a metallurgical engineer, beginning his long career with General Motors at the Fisher Body division in Michigan, then joining the Continental Screw Company in New Bedford where he was the lead engineer, and retiring from the Reed-Rico Company in Holden where he served as the engineer for advanced manufacturing. Arthur was a member of the American Society of Metals and was recently recognized for his lifetime accomplishments in metallurgical engineering. He was a professional photographer specializing in weddings. He had a keen interest in amateur photography and enjoyed taking pictures of people at every event he went to. He was an avid computer buff and programmer. He was a member and Past Master of Pythagorean Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Marion, a member of the Rufus Putnam Lodge, A.F. & A. M. in Rutland, MA and was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shrine. Arthur was an Eagle Scout, and past scout master for many years. He enjoyed outdoor activities, camping and canoeing. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and was active with the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and alumni association for many years. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, Walter T. Schneider and wife Carolyn of New Bedford, N. Douglas Schneider and wife Lynda of Mattapoisett, and Jean M. Londergan and husband David of Oxford; his sister, Marlene A. Hickman and husband Gerald of Midland, MI; his sister-in-law, Katherine Slack and husband Brian of Roanoke, VA; his sister-in-law, Martha Rosselot of Atlanta GA, his grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held on Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett, MA. His Memorial Service was held on Monday December 8, 2014 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church Memorial fund or the charity of your choice.

DEATH
Alice T. (Biernacka) Bourdon
Dec 01, 2014

Alice T. (Biernacka) Bourdon, 96, of Mattapoisett died December 1, 2014 at the Royal of Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Bourdon. Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late Jan and (Skoczolek) Biernacka, she lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett all of her life. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She enjoyed going to yard sales and bingo. Survivors include her son, Robert Bourdon and his wife Marie of Mattapoisett; 2 daughters, Lois Alves and Deborah Denham and her husband Barry, all of Mattapoisett; 2 sisters, Jenny Baptista of New Bedford and Frances Kapinos of Springfield, MA; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Bourdon, Kathleen Barnes, Lisa Denham and Andrew Denham; 2 great-grandchildren, Justin Perry and Jordan Barnes; and many nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6 Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Lawrence P. Cairns
Nov 29, 2014

Lawrence P. Cairns, 88, of Mattapoisett died November 29, 2014 unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of Frances A. (Leeming) Cairns. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late James F. and Mary (Clark) Cairns, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1983. Mr. Cairns was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. He was formerly employed as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in New Bedford for 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Cairns served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines. He was the recipient of the Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar and the Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Bar. During World War II, he was happy to meet up with his brother James in France, all by chance. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Dr. C.E. Burt Chapter #7, the Florence Eastman American Legion Post 280 and the Acushnet Rifle and Pistol Club. Survivors include his wife; a brother, James Cairns, Jr. and his wife Marianne of Charlestown, RI; a sister, Mary A. Blecha of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including Michael and Ann Florio, both of Mattapoisett. He was the brother of the late John Cairns and the brother-in-law of the late Beatrice Cairns. His Funeral will be held on Friday at 8:30 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 3-6 PM. For directions and guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Shirley A. (Spencer) Dufton
Nov 25, 2014

Shirley A. (Spencer) Dufton, 78, of East Falmouth died November 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Charles R. Dufton. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late John A.R. and Dorothy E. (Helliwell) Spencer, she lived in Brookline, Wellesley and Falmouth for many years. She was a 50 year member of Electa Chapter Eastern Star and formerly served as worthy matron. Survivors include 2 sons, Robert Dufton and his wife Rosemary of Natick and Philip Dufton and his wife Elizabeth of Reading; a daughter, Sheryl Dufton and her companion Marc Normandin of Mattapoisett; a brother, John Spencer of Riverside, CA; a sister, Betsy Peterson of Wilmington, MA; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Gary Dufton and the sister of the late William Spencer. Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 11 AM in the Waquoit Congregational Church, 15 Parsons Lane, East Falmouth. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.yer.com.

DEATH
Marion T. Andrade
Nov 24, 2014

Marion T. Andrade, 94 of Middleboro, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro. She was the wife of the late Manuel Andrade. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Mary (Garcia) Tavares. A previous resident of Wareham, she moved to Waterbury, CT before returning to Middleboro in 1969. Mrs. Andrade was employed in the canteen at Taunton State Hospital for many years retiring in 1985. She also worked as a housekeeper for the H.B. Shaw Home in Middleboro. Mrs. Andrade was a founding member and past president of the Cape Verde Women’s Auxiliary in Waterbury, CT; a member and past president of Cape Verde Relief Organization in Wareham and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the D.A.V. in Wareham. She is survived by four sons, Manuel D. Andrade of W. Wareham, Anthony Andrade of Middleboro, James Andrade of Singapore and Peter Tavares of Westport; two daughters, Georgianna Silva of Pawtucket, RI and Bonita Ruffin of McKinney, TX; her brother, Manuel “Raymond” Tavares of Wareham; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings; the late Arthur Tavares, Rita DeBarros, Nokeena Thatcher, Rose Santos, Eugene Tavares and Vosco Tavares. Her funeral was held from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Sat., Nov. 29, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham. Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours were held on Friday. Donations in her memory may be made to National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.

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