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DEATH
Frederick Anthony Rioles
Apr 17, 2014

Frederick Anthony Rioles died peacefully at home on Thursday April 17, 2014 at the age of 80 years old. He was the cherished son of the late Paul Rioles and Matilda (Del Russo) Rioles and the brother of Pauline Geronda, Eleanor Reilly, Anthony Rioles, Florence Rioles, Paul Richard Rioles, Florence Rioles, and Robert Rioles. He carried on a never-ending love affair with his wife, Lois (Martin), for 58 years, and he will be deeply missed by his children Karen Arbuckle and her husband Willie of Mansfield, MA, Paul Rioles and his wife Susan of Bellingham, MA, Michael Rioles and his wife Catherine of Boston, MA, Frederick Rioles, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Weymouth, MA, Andrea Rodericks and her husband Ron of Hanover, MA, Lisa Collins and her husband Christopher of Dover, MA, and Nicole Rioles of Boston, MA. Fred was adored by his 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family received friends and relatives on Monday April 21 at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd, Mattapoisett, MA. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday April 22 at St. Anthony’s Parish, 22 Barstow St, Mattapoisett, MA. To leave a message of condolence please visit: www.saundersdwyer.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: MGH Development Office, Attn Shawn Fitzgibbons, MGH Neurology/Dr. Gomperts LBD Fund, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114 https://giving.massgeneral.org and Sacred Threads Center, 71 Walnut Park, Newton, MA 02458 www.sacredthreadscenter.org.

DEATH
Ernest G. Lajeunesse
Apr 13, 2014

Ernest G. Lajeunesse, 89, of Mattapoisett, died Sunday April 13, 2014 at Our Lady's Haven after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Stone) Lajeunesse. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Narcisse and Laura J. (Vallier) Lajeunesse, he lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth before moving to Mattapoisett 38 years ago. He also wintered in Florida for many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division - "the Screaming Eagles " - in the European Theater, participating in the Battles of the Rhineland, the Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with bronze service arrowhead, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Distinguished Unit Badge. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. After completing his military service, he studied to become a mechanic and eventually became the fleet maintenance supervisor for Gulf Hill Dairy. He later worked for ComElectric where he was the senior purchasing agent until his retirement. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. His family would like to say thank you to the wonderful people at Our Lady's Haven for their excellent care; to his special friends and neighbors; and to Mason, the young man who helped Ernie with projects with his car and around his house. Survivors include his son, David E. Lajeunesse and his companion Nancy of Dartmouth; two grandsons, Scott M. Lajeunesse and his wife Beth and their children Zachary, Nathan, Sarah and Brooke, and Brian D. Lajeunesse and his wife Ali and their children Haley, Ben and Jack; and several nieces and nephews. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter #9, 755 Pine St., Fall River, MA 02720. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Raymond T. Tolley
Apr 11, 2014

Raymond T. Tolley, 92, of Rochester died April 11, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Louise H. (Manchester) Tolley. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late George H. and Lilian (McCartney) Tolley, he lived in Dartmouth and Harwich before retiring to Rochester in 2004. Mr. Tolley was a member of the North Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by A&P Grocery Store for many years until his retirement. Mr. Tolley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George Tolley, Jr. and Marion Hanks. His private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Eileen A. (Mattos) Murphy-Sabino
Apr 07, 2014

Eileen A. (Mattos) Murphy-Sabino, 74, of Marion and formerly of Mattapoisett passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Tobey Hospital, in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Kenneth J. Murphy and the late Jose “Jack” Sabino. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Antone and Lenore (Casey) Mattos, she grew up in New Bedford and lived in Mattapoisett for 42 years prior to moving to Marion two and a half years ago. She is survived by four sons, Kenneth J. Murphy, Jr., David A. Murphy and his companion Brenda Cote, Gary M. Murphy and Mark R. Murphy and his companion Kim Richards; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Daniel, Robert and Antone Mattos, Jr.; a sister, Marie Rivers and the late Lenore Correia and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.

DEATH
Anita E. Sabourin
Apr 04, 2014

Anita E. Sabourin, age 96, of Marion, MA formerly of Norton, MA and Taunton, MA, died peacefully on April 4, 2014 in Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA. Anita was the daughter of the late Jean B. and the late Catherine M. Sabourin of Norton, MA; and the sister of the late Marguerite Sabourin, the late Paul Sabourin and the late George Sabourin all of Norton, MA. An artist and technical illustrator for many years, Anita was a 1934 graduate of Norton High School who earned her high school diploma in 3 years in order to enter the workforce and assist her family during the Great Depression. While working in the jewelry industry in Attleboro, MA, Anita studied evenings at the Rhode Island School of Design. Anita was also employed for many years as a draftsman and technical illustrator for Hamilton Standard, now United Technologies in East Hartford, CT. Additionally, she was also a long time employee of SRPEDD in Marion and Taunton. Anita is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and several dear friends. A private burial will be held at St. Francis Cemetery, Taunton, MA. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Attleboro, MA. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, (Rt. 28), Wareham. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Darren E. Cooper
Apr 02, 2014

Darren E. Cooper, 48, of Mattapoisett passed away suddenly on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, he was raised in Ohio and had lived in Mattapoisett for the past 12 years. Darren was employed at Home Depot in Wareham. He is survived by his life partner for the past 20 years, Douglas J. Jenney of Mattapoisett; his mother, Monika A. (Koeing) Cooper; his sister, Katja J. Cooper and her partner Mike Mascarenas; his stepmother, Kimberly Cooper, all of Sandusky, Ohio; and his stepbrother, Joseph Simon and his wife Diane of Toronto, Ontario. He was predeceased by his father Daryl W. Cooper. His visiting hours were held on Monday at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Save The Whales, 1192 Waring St., Seaside, CA 93955. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Gary P. Reusch
Apr 02, 2014

Gary P. Reusch, 56, of Mattapoisett passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in New Bedford. He was the husband of 34 years, of Kathleen T. (Borges) Reusch. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of Fredrick, Jr. and Jeanne (Lizotte) Reusch of Mattapoisett, he lived most of his life in Mattapoisett. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Gary was a self employed contractor and former Skipper of the FV Donna Lynn a Scalloper out of New Bedford. He enjoyed spending time outdoors; fishing, hunting and flying model airplanes. He was a wonderful husband, son, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Beside his wife and parents he is survived by three daughters, Amique Reusch-Dionne of New Bedford, Krystal and Caitlin Reusch both of Mattapoisett; two grandchildren, Noah and Emma; a sister, Loanne LeBlanc and her husband Richard of Mattapoisett; nephews, Kevin and Scott LeBlanc; five great nieces; and several ants, uncles and cousins. In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and calling hours are Friday from 5-8 pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10:00 am, in St. Anthony’s Church, in Mattapoisett. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kennedy Donovan Center, 19 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

DEATH
George Edler Stone
Apr 02, 2014

George Edler Stone, 96 years old and WWII veteran, passed away peacefully in his family home in Mattapoisett, MA. He was born in Dorchester, MA, son of George Andrew Stone and Hannah Bergfeldt Stone, of Sweden. He is survived by his beloved childhood sweetheart, Sonja “Snug” Stone; children Sonja Stone Peterson and husband Frank; Lars Stone and wife Colleen; Suzanne Pike and husband William; Cynthia Stone and companion Jeffrey Girard; Sandra Stone; grandchildren Mariel Stone and companion Jessie Duarte, Bonnie Stone and husband Erik Kowalski; Charlotte, Caroline, and Catherine Stone; and Jessica and Erica Pike; three great-grandchildren; siblings Marguerite Lever, Ina Stewart, and Alice Coletti; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest sister Helen Fellman. George was proud to serve his country for 8 years as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He served in the South Pacific seeing action in Guadalcanal and also had a tour of duty in Shanghai, China. George established and owned an independent insurance agency in Arlington, MA, for over 30 years. A hard worker, proud of his Swedish heritage, he loved reading, singing along to the Lawrence Welk Show, Steve Jobs and technology, the company of dogs, and above all his family. He always put others needs before his own. He was an active member of the Arlington Lions Club, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The American Legion, and The Independent Order of Vikings. George was very loving, caring and generous, and even in death he continues to give as a donor to the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Anatomical Gift Program. George was a role model for all and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to honor George’s life by attending a memorial service Saturday, April 19th at 1pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 62 East Grove Street, Middleboro, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in George’s memory may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Massachusetts, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129.

DEATH
Walter F. McCarthy, Jr.
Apr 01, 2014

Walter F. McCarthy, Jr., 79, of Mattapoisett died April 1, 2014 peacefully at home. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Fay) McCarthy with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Brockton, the son of the late Walter F. and Miriam P. (Davidson) McCarthy, he lived in Brockton and Buzzards Bay for many years before moving to Mattapoisett in 1993. Mr. McCarthy was formerly employed as a marketing representative at Bay State Gas for 38 years until his retirement and was a commissioner of the Bay State Alumni. He served with the Seebees in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. McCarthy was a member of Florence Eastman American Legion Post 280 and a former member of the Brockton Lions Club for over 30 years. He enjoyed driving automobiles, gardening, volunteering and was an avid Boston sports fan. Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Richard McCarthy and his wife Tracy of Buzzards Bay, Brian McCarthy and his wife Kimberly of Hopedale, MA; 3 daughters, Laura Burrill and her husband Curtis of Scarborough, ME, Theresa Barrett of North Easton, MA and Patricia Cifello and her husband Thomas of Buzzards Bay; a sister, Susan Jahnke of Wareham; 14 grandchildren, Richard and David McCarthy, Erin and John McCarthy, Lt. Scott and Curtis Burrill and Kimberly Hjort, Amanda, Daniel, Matthew and Timothy Barrett; Justin, Thomas and Jeffrey Cifello; 4 great-grandchildren, Sean, Kendra and Cadence Burrill and Cassidy Hjort; and several nieces and nephews. His Funeral Service was held on in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial followed in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Police Department, P.O. Box 436, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the Mattapoisett Fire Department, P.O. Box 362, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Janet R. (McCrohan) Tschaen
Apr 01, 2014

Janet R. (McCrohan) Tschaen, 85, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014, after a long illness. Born in New Bedford , the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Hazel (Duffy) McCrohan, she was a lifelong city resident. Janet was a graduate of New Bedford High School (class of 1946) and worked in the laboratory of Berkshire Hathaway, after receiving her degree from New Bedford Institute of Technology (now UMass Dartmouth). After raising her children, she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and was very proud to have been a teacher in the New Bedford Public Schools, teaching many children how to read, and retiring from the former Ottiwell School. She was an accomplished knitter, and those lucky enough to own one of her wonderful creations, know that every stitch was made by hand and created with love. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and was hard to beat at a good game of Scrabble! Janet had a very sharp wit and she enjoyed sharing jokes with many family & friends. She also loved music, especially The Irish Tenors and The Harpoon Harmonizers, and played the piano in her younger days. She was also an excellent swimmer and some of her most cherished memories were of spending days at local beaches with her own children and many more from her beloved south end neighborhood. Janet is survived by her children, JoAnn Tschaen & Daniel Tschaen, both of New Bedford, David Tschaen and his wife, Patti of Holmdel, NJ, and Pamela Ellis and her husband Ron of Mattapoisett. She was also the proud Grandmother of Ryan Costello of Los Angeles, California, Brittany Tschaen of Philadelphia, Brendan Tschaen of New Jersey and Bradley Ellis of Mattapoisett. She is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Dalrymple of Milford, MA and Joanna Kusnierz of Ludlow, MA, and several beloved nieces & nephews, along with many lifelong friends and neighbors. Her visiting hours were held on Sunday with a prayer service during the visiting hours in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in her honor be made to Trips for Kids (224 Brock Ave. New Bedford, MA 02744) or to the charity of one’s choice. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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