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DEATH
Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell
Jun 19, 2015

Marion Elizabeth (Beanland) Cornell, age 86, of Wareham died Friday, June 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Clayton P. Cornell, Sr. with whom she celebrated their 60th Anniversary on August 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolynn Cornell and her son Ronald Cornell. Marion was born in New Bedford on September 12, 1928 to the late Arnold and Ruth (Reynolds) Beanland. She lived in the city for many years, and Rochester for over 15 years, before moving to Wareham where she lived with her granddaughter Tami Mortenson for the late 9 years. She enjoyed knitting, reading, watching SciFi and being around her children, Sandra Hawley of Branford, CT, Judy Eldridge of New Bedford, Clayton Cornell Jr. of Lewisburg, PA, Christine Hebert of Acushnet and Elizabeth Arnold and Wayne Cornell of New Bedford, her 19 grandchildren and her 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Peacock and Linda Taylor of Florida and Shirley Tetreault of Westport. Her Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Monday. Visit www.rock-funeralhome.com for tributes.

DEATH
Mary E. Sequeira,
Jun 15, 2015

Mary E. Sequeira, 90, of Rochester died June 15, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Manuel J. and Mary E. (Sylvia) Sequeira, she lived in Rochester all of her life. She was formerly employed at Aerovox for 29 years until her retirement. She was a graduate of Wareham High School, class of 1943 and of Cambell Secretarial School. She enjoyed oil painting. Survivors include her 2 brothers, Frank Sequeira and his wife Eileen of Wakefield, RI and Alfred Sequeira and his wife Catherine of Coventry, CT; and a niece and 4 nephews. She was the sister of the late Rosalind Travis. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Robert L. Welter
Jun 12, 2015

Robert L. Welter, 80, of Mattapoisett died June 12, 2015 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Maria A. (Orlassino) Welter, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born and raised in Simsbury, CT, the son of the late William L. and Gertrude (Beaudreau) Welter, he lived in New Jersey and Illinois before moving to Mattapoisett 40 years ago. Mr. Welter was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. He was formerly employed by Stanadyne, Continental Screw and Revere Sink for many years until retirement. Mr. Welter was an avid golfer and a member of the Kittansett Club. He enjoyed reading and gardening. Mr. Welter was a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Survivors include his wife; a son, Leonard Welter and his wife Isabel Gomez Vidal of London, England; a daughter, Lisa Davis and her husband Robert of Silver Spring, MD; a sister, Joan Pelletier of Enfield, CT; 6 grandchildren, Rachel, Eli, Sarah, Hannah, Maximo and Mateo; a niece and 2 nephews. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, P.O. Box 475 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements were with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For guestbook, please www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Jane (Pereira) Brightman
Jun 12, 2015

Jane (Pereira) Brightman, age 66, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 after a long courageous battle with dementia. She was the beloved wife of Peter D. Brightman with whom she shared nearly 44 years of marriage. Jane was born in Acushnet to Augustinho and Ida (Leal) Pereira of New Bedford. She was raised in New Bedford and graduated from New Bedford High School in 1966. She was a member of the first graduating class of Bristol Community College, and then obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Early Education from the former SMU, now UMass-Dartmouth. After they wed, Jane and Peter settled in Dartmouth where they lived for over 35 years before moving to Fairhaven 8 years ago. Jane then lived for two years at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville where she enjoyed the views with her faithful roommates and caring staff. Her journey finally ended in the caring hands of the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home, while allowing a final visit to her Wilbur Point home 6 days prior to her passing. Jane is now on her next assignment. In addition to her husband and parents she leaves two sons, Matthew P. Brightman and his wife Colleen of Foxboro and Marc N. Brightman and his wife Anne Marie of North Andover; four cherished grandchildren, Caitlin, Jack, Kristina and Angiolina; her twin sister Rosemary Pereira of New Bedford and younger sister Linda Fiano and her husband Andre of California; her mother-in-law, Claire Brightman of Fairhaven, her godmother, Palmira Pereira of New Bedford, and several aunts, uncles and nieces. Mrs. Brightman was the kindergarten teacher for over 20 years at the Dunbar Elementary School in New Bedford, retiring in 2004 and was among the first to teach a "full-day" kindergarten program. In the classroom Jane did what she loved and loved what she did, and it showed. Beyond the classroom she enjoyed many happy days with her family, especially on the beach at Wilbur Point. A Memorial Service in Celebration of her Life was held on Friday, June 12, 2015 followed by burial of cremains in South Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Jane Brightman Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens Federal Credit Union, 200 Mill Rd, Suite 100, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For tributes visit www.waring-sullivan.com

DEATH
Ricky A. Pursley
Jun 11, 2015

Ricky A. Pursley, 60, of Mattapoisett died June 11, 2015 at Tobey Hospital. He was the son of the late Gene E. and Evelyn S. (Silveira) Pursley. A private service will be held at a later date. The family can be contacted at pursleyce@gmail.com or pursley.julia@gmail.com for more information. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault
Jun 09, 2015

Claire F. (Rose) Tetreault, 90, of Marion, died June 9, 2015 with her daughters by her side. She was married to Arthur H. Tetreault for almost 68 years. They shared an extraordinary marriage. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Josephine (Spinner) Rose. Claire lived in Lincoln for many years before moving to Marion. Survivors include her husband, Arthur H. Tetreault of Marion; children, Thomas H. Tetreault (Ilona Kalisky-Tetreault) of Lincoln; Linda Tetreault (Mark Cohen) of Yarmouth Port, Lois Tetreault (Christie White) and Lauren Tetreault (Patricia Sands) of Maynard; grandchildren Zara and Coltrane Kalisky-Tetreault, Alexandra Puleo (Sebastian Ebarb) and Genevieve Puleo (Brady Eskilson); great-grandchild Dezi, and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Lois C. Harvey. Claire was Salutatorian of her graduating class in Johnson City, New York and went on to work as an executive secretary in the School of Education at IBM. Claire and her husband Art ran a residential construction company together. When he contracted polio in 1954, Claire ran the business on her own while raising three young children. From 1966-1991 Claire and Art were proprietors of A.H. Tetreault, Inc., specializing in real estate in the Lincoln area. Claire enjoyed her retirement in Marion with participation in local gardening and travel groups. She organized a book club on Planting Island that still continues. Claire was a thoughtful and intelligent participant in her community. She had a strong faith in God. She supported advancement in education, particularly through reading. She embraced spouses, partners and children of her children with loving enthusiasm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., June 20, in St. Rita’s Church, 113 Front St., Marion. The family wishes to thank the outstanding caregivers who helped Claire during the last five years. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to purchase books for your local library or make a contribution to the Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

DEATH
John A. “Allie” Rutledge
Jun 01, 2015

John A. “Allie” Rutledge, 99, of Rochester, died June 1, 2015 in the Sippican Healthcare Center, Marion. He was the son of the late James R. and Ethel May (Sisson) Rutledge. He was born in New Bedford and lived in Wareham for many years before moving to Rochester. Mr. Rutledge was a WWII Navy Veteran. Mr. Rutledge worked as a Surveyor for Walter E. Rowley and Associates in West Wareham for many years before retiring. He enjoyed woodworking, sports and he loved horses. Survivors include 2 sons, David Rutledge and his wife, Leona “DeDe” Rutledge and Wayne Rutledge and his wife Lisa all of West Wareham; 3 grandchildren, Ashley Rutledge, Allison DaSilva and her husband Russell and Derek Rutledge; a great granddaughter, Arya DaSilva; a step grandson, Paul Reidy and his wife, Debra; and 2 step grandchildren, twins, Tyler and Devin Reidy. His graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

DEATH
Kenneth R. Ferreira
May 29, 2015

Kenneth R. Ferreira, 64, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on May 29, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. He was the widower of the late Elizabeth (Jorge) Ferreira and the son of Tillie (Roderick) Ferreira and the late Edward Ferreira. Ken was a graduate of Holy Family Holy Name High School in New Bedford. He graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and furthered his degree with a Masters of Business Administration at SMU. Ken was the Owner and President of Kenneth R. Ferreira Engineering. Prior to this he was an owner and operator of Olde Boston Land and Survey in New Bedford. Ken Ferreira was a well-known and highly respected businessman in the Southcoast for over 30 years. His knowledge in Engineering as well as his dedication, honesty, advocacy and years of experience was consistently seeked of by many. He was a member of the Prince Henry Society. He served on the Wareham Board of Health and was a long time Chairman of the Wareham Board of Appeals for over 30 years. Ken was a member and donator of many charitable organizations. Ken was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and a lecturer at St. Patrick's Church in Wareham and more recently a member at St. Anthony's in Mattapoisett. Ken loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a passion for playing golf, reading and most of all bragging about his daughters and grandchildren. Survivors include his mother, Tillie (Roderick) Ferreira of New Bedford; his cherished triplet daughters, Kimberly Manzone and her husband Joseph of Wareham, Kelly Silva and her husband Kevin of Westport and Kristen Higgins and her husband James of Mattapoisett; 8 grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, godchildren and brothers and sisters-in-law. His funeral was held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett. Burial followed in St. Patricks’ Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours were on Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to his Dearest Charitable Organization to Compassionate Care ALS, www.ccals.org. For online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Janet Renee Swoish
May 29, 2015

Janet Renee Swoish, 82, of Marion, Massachusetts passed away on May 29, 2015 in the presence of family, following a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and cancer. Jan was born March 31, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Julius Gustav Derse and Ethel Elizabeth Derse. She attended Public School #147 in Queens, NY and Bernards High School in Somerville, NJ while growing up. Jan spent her formative years at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA graduating in 1954 and beginning a teaching career in Pennsylvania. Jan married Raymond Francis Swoish, P.E. of Buffalo NY in 1954 in New Jersey. Ray passed away in August 2008 after 54 years with the love of his life. Jan and Ray were very active in the communities they lived including Princeton, NJ; Marion, MA; Brookfield, WI; Cohasset, MA; Greenfield, PA; Murrysville, PA; finally returning to their beloved seaside village of Marion. Jan is survived by her sister, Beverly Tarr of Gloucester, MA; her children Captain Douglas Swoish USN (ret) and wife, Evie Swoish of St. James, NY; Nell Elizabeth “Beth” Lorenz of Greenfield, MA; W. Scott Swoish and wife, Nancy Swoish of Marietta, GA; Christopher D. Swoish of Marion, MA; her seven grandchildren, David B. Swoish, Paul T. Swoish, Kerry E. Swoish, Alison N. Swoish, Hannah W. Swoish, Sydney L. Swoish, Taylor K. Swoish; as well as many other dear relatives and friends. Jan formed a lifelong bond with her fellow Wilson College graduates, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sippican League of Women Voters, local garden clubs and charity organizations, while maintaining her faith to the Episcopal Church during the many relocations she and Ray had over the decades. A memorial service will be held on Friday July 10, 2015, at Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, located at 124 Front Street, Marion. A reception will be held immediately following the service at St Gabriel’s Parish hall. A private burial ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family in the tranquil setting of Point Road Memorial Forest in Marion. In lieu of flowers, expressions of affection may be directed to: Saint Gabriel’s Church in Marion.

DEATH
Walter Judd Sawyer
May 20, 2015

Walter Judd Sawyer, 88, of Rochester died at home on Wednesday May 20, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of M. Raye (Smith) Sawyer for nearly 56 years and the son of the late Marshall M. and Marion (Kelley) Sawyer. Walter graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Italy. Later he studied naval architecture at M.I.T. and worked for many years at Burr Brothers Boats. When he earned his Master's Degree at Northeastern University, he began a new career as an Economics instructor and taught at Bristol Community College for more than 20 years. Later, into his eighties, he volunteered as a tutor. Walter was also active for many years teaching various navigation classes for the Mattapoisett Power Squadron. He loved traveling with his wife and children, especially to Canada, and made many trips as far north as the Hudson Bay and Labrador. He especially loved Prince Edward Island. He is survived by his son, Benjamin Alden Sawyer, and grandson, Samuel Alden Sawyer. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Nathaniel Judd Sawyer, and is survived by Nat's wife, Catherine (O'Malley) Sawyer, and their son, Patrick Judd Sawyer. Walter's memorial service was held on Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 11 AM at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Mattapoisett. There was a brief reception following in the Church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter's memory may be made to the Bristol Community College Foundation, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02730, or to the Plimouth Plantation, P.O. Box 1620, Plymouth, MA 02362. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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