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DEATH
Richard J. “Rick” Guerzoni
Feb 09, 2016

Richard J. “Rick” Guerzoni, (Ret. Chief, Marion FD), 61, of Marion, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Leslie F. Guerzoni. Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late John H. & Madeline P. (Coggeshall) Guerzoni. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School in 1972, Rick went to work for the Town of Marion Water Department eventually becoming foreman. He joined the Marion Fire Department in 1974, rising through the ranks until he became the town’s first career chief in 2002. He retired from the department in 2009. Rick is survived by his wife; his son, John Guerzoni of Marion; his daughter, Amy Arruda and her wife Kay of Raynham and his sister, Jayne Guerzoni of Marion. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 – 8 PM at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to the Marion Firefighters Assoc., P.O. Box 114, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com -

DEATH
Alice W. (Valley) Walsh
Feb 02, 2016

Alice W. (Valley) Walsh, 65, of Mattapoisett, passed away surrounded by family and friends on February 2, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital following a gradual decline in health. Alice grew up in Tinkhamtown and in her youth earned many badges in Girl Scouts. A 1968 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School she became a paraplegic at age 19 as the passenger in a car accident in town. Previously she worked as a waitress and also at Union Hospital, Smith Office Supply, and Aerovox. Later she volunteered at the Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital writing letters and reading to other paraplegics and quadriplegics. She volunteered at the Jewish Convalescent Home in New Bedford. In 1983 she attended Kinyon Campbell Business School and volunteered with the Marion Center for Human Services, Inc. She also assisted with Mattapoisett FISH. Alice enjoyed music, arts & crafts, cribbage, and outings with friends. Widowed by David J. Walsh of Bourne, she was a strong, vibrant woman who raised her daughter, Chrystal Lee Walsh of Ligonier, PA, with support from her late parents, Pret and Lorraine Valley. She was reunited with an adopted daughter, Dyanna Schulze, 17 years ago. She has two grandsons, Domenic Schulze of Fairhaven, MA and Linden White. Her granddaughter, Trillian White, was born on her front lawn delivered by her son-in-law Sean White. She is also survived by her brother, David A. Valley and his wife Linda Lee (Harding) Valley of Chesterfield, VA; several nieces and nephews, including Charlene (Killion) Tilden; and David and Margaret Harder-MacPhail of Santa Rosa, CA who are dear relatives. She was predeceased by her sister Linda P. Tilden. In remembrance of Alice, please visit Ned's Point Lighthouse and think of her or plant flowers or a tree this spring. Her private graveside service will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Colleen V. Strout
Jan 25, 2016

Colleen V. Strout, 86, of Marion formerly of Hanover and Milton, passed away on Monday January 25, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Mrs. Strout was the wife of the late Walter T. Strout. She was born in Wareham the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Virginia E. (Eldridge) Moore. She attended Milton Public Schools and Boston College. She worked for many years as an Investment Advisor for State Street Bank in Boston. She was an avid reader and she enjoyed traveling, boating and playing cards. Mrs. Strout is survived by: her sister Patricia Locke of FL, a brother William McKinnon of FL and many loving relatives and friends. She was the sister of the late Robert McKinnon and Abbie May Gibbs. A private graveside service was held on Friday, January 29, in North Marion Cemetery, Marion.

DEATH
Carl Clifton (Cliff) Wilson
Jan 24, 2016

Carl Clifton (Cliff) Wilson, 63, of Mattapoisett, died January 24, 2016 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of the late Helen (Hoovey) Gifford Laner and Cal Ladner, and William J. Wilson Jr. He was born in Atlanta, GA and spent his childhood in Wareham MA. Cliff attended Wareham schools. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he spent many years as a chef locally for AT&T in Fairhaven, the Millpond Diner in Wareham, and in Fort Myers FL. While living in Florida near his niece, Mindy Mann, he pursued his love of music, playing in bands. While living in Fort Myers he owned a music store and proudly built and sold his own guitars. Cliff moved to a mountaintop in McMinnville TN with his dear friends the Bells and the Scritchfields where he further pursued his music career. While in Tennessee he had a reputation for his excellence in recording for various musicians. Cliff enjoyed keeping in touch with his many friends on social media and socializing with his neighbors at Village Court in Mattapoisett. He had a fantastic memory of his younger days in Wareham, and loved sharing his stories with his family and friends. Cliff is survived by his sisters Jennifer Rusinoski and her husband Walter Rusinoski of Mattapoisett, Candace Gifford Steele and her fiancée Paul Toomey of Tewksbury, Kathryn Lake of Wareham, Lisa Perez of Miami, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Willene S. Mann. Funeral services will be private. Donations in his name can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.

DEATH
Jeannette Zora Turnbull
Jan 24, 2016

Jeannette Zora Turnbull, 96, of Marion, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home. She was the widow of William Veale Turnbull and the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ana Medeiros Zora. Jeannette was born in Marion and attended Marion elementary schools. She graduated from Tabor Academy in 1938 and the Kinyon-Campbell Business School in 1939. Jeannette served as a cryptographer at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island during World War II and at the Pentagon during the Korean Conflict. While stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, Mrs. Turnbull was one of the first women to work as an FAA air traffic controller in the tower at Norfolk. Jeannette was an intrepid traveler, avid reader and gifted gardener. Wherever her family was stationed Jeannette was actively involved in the school community. In Marion she served as a VASE volunteer at Sippican School and a scout leader. Survivors include her son, Porter V. Turnbull, D.C. of Haleiwa, Hawaii; her daughters, Zora Ann Turnbull Lynch of Marion, Cecily Balboni of Marion and Keeley Chretien of Winchendon; a brother, Robert J. Zora of Rochester; two sisters, Pauline Hiller and Nancy Clarke both of Marion; eight grandchildren; two great -grandchildren; many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Edward and Joseph Zora. Her graveside service was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours have been omitted. Donations in her memory may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

DEATH
Warren S. Savaria
Jan 24, 2016

Warren S. Savaria, 60, a lifelong resident of Rochester, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, in the presence of his family, encircled in love. He was the son of the late Charles and Constance (Nute) Savaria. Mr. Savaria was a painter by trade and learned his craft at an early age from his surrogate father, “Big John” Charbonneau and the extended Charbonneau family. In later years he joined the John Eagan Co as a union painter. In the past 40 years, there are few private homes or buildings in the South Coast area and beyond that have not been touched by Warren’s brush. Warren enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, taking his Labrador, Sheba, on walks through the many local nature trails, watching Judge Judy, keeping up with Mary Worth, gardening and reading the history of local Native American Indians and stories of the old West. But what brought him the most joy was spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. His legacy will be the many hilarious stories family and friends can remember in an instant that recall times spent with this dear soul. His humor, kindness and devotion to those he loved, will remain a comfort to all those that miss him. He is survived by his son, Zachary Savaria and partner, Krystina Bartnick and their two children, Kaya and Scarlet Savaria of Rochester; his daughter, Hannah Savaria of Dartmouth, nieces, Joelle Anger and her husband Tom and their son Christian, Aubrey Savaria and her son, Justin, all from Swansea; Lauren Deree and her husband Michael and their sons, Owen and Aiden of Rochester; and a nephew, Nathaniel Corwin and his wife, Bethany from Carver. He also leaves a sister, Patricia Corwin and her husband Sean of Rochester and is predeceased by a brother, Curtis Savaria. Mr. Savaria was once married to Julie (Pineault) Savaria of New Bedford. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Dartmouth VFW, 144 Cross Rd, North Dartmouth on Sunday, February 7, 2016, from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. There will be a service conducted by Reverend Kathy Gayoski starting at 1:00 pm. Warren loved his family’s, Snows Pond and his three Labradors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Hartley Family Trust, 215 Cushman Rd, Rochester, MA 02770 or Odie’s Place, odiesplace.org, a non- kill shelter in Fairhaven, MA.

DEATH
Zachary M. Sherman
Jan 23, 2016

Zachary M. Sherman, 25, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Zac was the son of Gary R. and Samantha (Gifford) Sherman of Rochester. A longtime resident of Rochester, Zac graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 2008. He currently worked for Sperry Tents. Zac was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed sports of all kind. He enjoyed fishing and outdoor activities with his family and friends. Most of all, he was devoted to his beautiful family and their wellbeing. His daughters meant the world to him. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Samantha Sherman; his daughters, Layla Jade and Tessa Louise Sherman of Wareham; his fiancé, Danielle A. Demers of Wareham; his brothers, Maxwell G. Sherman and Riley E. Sherman both of Rochester; his paternal grandmother, Betty Beaulieu of Rochester and his maternal grandfather, Maurice Gifford of Cotuit, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held on January 30, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society, PO Box 890127, Weymouth, MA 02189. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Evelyn Minarik
Jan 23, 2016

Evelyn Minarik, 84, of Wellfleet, passed away peacefully in her son and daughter-in-law's home surrounded by family and close friend, Dan Dunn, on January 23, 2016. Born in Garfield, NJ, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Michael Giba and Mary (Cahayla) Giba. In 1952 Evelyn married her high school sweet heart Joe which they shared 63 years together, January 26th would have been there 64th anniversary. They settled in Elmwood Park, NJ. In 1952 Evelyn got a letter from the CIA in Washington, D.C., requesting to recruit her as a secretary, saying that she was highly qualified, which she turned down. She worked for many law firms, Hoffman, LaRouche, Gardner & Williams, Phillip Riskin of Passaic, NJ. In 1977 Evelyn and Joe moved to Wellfleet, where she continued to work for the law firm LaTanzi, Spaulding & Landreth in Orleans for 20 years. Evelyn volunteered her time with Cape Cod Hospital for 30 years. Evelyn is survived by her caring sons Joe Minarik, Jr. and his wife Karen Minarik of East Falmouth and Robert Minarik of Rochester, MA. She will be missed by her grandsons Tom Minarik of Rochester, MA and Michael Minarik of Nantucket, MA as well as nieces Judy Hudak, Kathy Halas, Pat Wilder, Mike Pelepshin, also by her dearest friend Sylvia Stolarz of Emerson, NJ who helped take care of Evelyn's mother who was sick for years and of course her best friend from age 5, Grace Filliman and many cherished extended family members and friends. Evelyn is predeceased by her daughter Lynn Minarik. A Visitation Hour was held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Nickerson Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life Service that followed. Burial was at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , C/O Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or www.kidney.org. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

DEATH
Eugene A. Zussy
Jan 20, 2016

Eugene A. Zussy, 60, of Rochester, passed away on January 20, 2016 after a long and most courageous battle with A.L.S. He was the longtime companion of Linda Rounseville. Born in New Bedford, he was a son of the late Armand and Marcelle Zussy Hebert. He was the co-owner of Zussy Brothers Ship Repair. A jack of all trades, there was nothing he couldn't do or figure out and was always there to lend a helping hand. He loved his animals (who were a great comfort to him in his life) and also enjoyed cooking, planting his garden, fishing and spending time on his boat. His companion would like to thank all who were on board in his brave battle. His great Indian strength and presence will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving in addition to his companion Linda; a son, Richard Zussy; two grandchildren; his siblings, Cecile Kennedy and husband David, Armand Zussy and late wife Sandra, Michelle Rowe and husband Herb, Robert Zussy and wife Patricia and Giselle Michaud and husband Thomas; a godson, Roland Norman; the late Henry Hebert and family; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companions loving family, Brian Rounseville and wife Cathy, Lisa Holden and husband Jimmy; Lori Rounseville and boyfriend Jay Samson, Pat Marshall and the late Lincoln and Eileen Rounseville. His Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on Monday. For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

DEATH
Margaret Mary "Peg" (Wall) Reed
Jan 19, 2016

Margaret Mary "Peg" (Wall) Reed, 98, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Sippican Health Care Center, Marion, MA. Peg was born on September 9, 1917 in Boston, MA to Peter James and Mary Mildred "Mae" (Madden) Wall. She graduated from Brockton High School, and, following her dream of becoming a teacher, Peg worked her way through Bridgewater State Teachers' College, graduating in 1940. She began her professional career at a one room schoolhouse, now a historical site, in York, ME. She met her husband, US Army Lt. John I. Reed in Portsmouth, NH. After they were married in 1943, she followed him to various assignments around the United States and Panama. After the war ended they returned to live in Brockton, MA. Except for ten years devoted to staying home with their three young children, Peg taught at West Junior High in Brockton until her retirement in 1982. She was an enthusiastic member of several women's clubs and the PTA, as well as taking her turn as a Brownie and Cub Scout volunteer. In 1950 Peg and family became mid-century-modern pioneers of a sort on weekends in Mattapoisett, MA. They cleared the land and built their vacation house, which became their permanent home after retirement. In retirement, she dedicated much time and talent as a literacy volunteer, museum docent, volunteer for the Office for the Aging, Lector and active parishioner at St. Anthony's Church, and as a member of the Mattapoisett Womens' Club. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Kelley and her husband Edward of Wappingers Falls, NY, 2 sons, Robert D. Reed and his wife Judith and Peter J. Reed and his wife Melinda, all of Mattapoisett. In addition she leaves six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Peg will be remembered for her generosity to family, friends, church and community and for her indomitable spirit. Her Funeral will be held on Friday at 8 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 9 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-6 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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