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DEATH
Helen Louise (Lake) DeCosta
Jul 19, 2014

Helen Louise (Lake) DeCosta, 96, a resident of Mattapoisett, passed away on July 19, 2014 at Alden Court in Fairhaven after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Helen was born in New Bedford on November 6, 1917. She was the daughter of the late George Lester Lake and Sarah Louise (McKenzie) Lake. As a child she was a summer resident of Brandt Island in Mattapoisett. She married her late husband, Edward W. DeCosta, Sr., in 1938 and together they raised their seven children in their home on Pearl Street in Mattapoisett where she resided for 70 years. She is survived by her children: Edward W. Jr. and his wife, Denise, of Fairhaven; Anna Anderson and her husband, Stephen, of Carnelian Bay, CA; James of North Richland Hills, TX; Thomas and his wife, Patricia, of Marion; Deborah Fahey and her husband, Roger, of Fairhaven; and Margaret Alves and her companion, Thomas O'Neil, of Mattapoisett and New Bedford; her daughter-in-law, Christie DeCosta, of Mattapoisett; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; her sister, Mary Mendell of Indiana; and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Lake of Mattapoisett. She was the mother of the late George DeCosta, and sister of the late Annabelle Scott, George Lake, Calvin Lake and Donald Lake. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved cooking and hosting family parties, playing board games with her grandchildren, gardening, playing Bingo, doing word puzzles and watching the Patriots and Red Sox. Her strong will and independent spirit will continue to be an inspiration to all who loved her and she will be greatly missed and fondly remembered! Visiting hours were held on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy Meals and More, P. O. Box 40515, New Bedford, MA 02744.

DEATH
Roland O. Randall, III
Jul 19, 2014

Roland O. Randall, III, 57, of Hanson formerly of Wareham, died Saturday, July 19th at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. He was the husband of Bertha F. (Haskell) Randall. Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Jean (Baxter) and Roland O. Randall, Jr. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Mr. Randall worked for Del’s Taxi in Wareham, Tobey Hospital, Allstate Aluminum in Wareham and most recently for Lite Control in Plympton. Mr. Randall was a Bruins fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. Survivors include his wife Bertha; his son, Jason E. Randall of Fall River; three grandchildren, Jaden J. Souza and Evan B. and Elisa B. Randall; four sisters, Virginia Leach of Wareham, Alice Briggs of Marion, Patricia Briggs of NY and Darlene Pittsley of Rochester. Relatives and friends were invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Wednesday, July 23rd. Interment in Center Cemetery, Wareham will be held at a later date. For on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Francis J. “Mike” Farrell, III
Jul 18, 2014

Francis J. “Mike” Farrell, III, of Marion, died Friday, July 18th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Cheryl L. (Peltola) Farrell. Born in Wareham, he was the son of Francis J. Farrell, Jr. of Wareham and Elizabeth M. (Rose) Farrell also of Wareham. Mike graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in 1980 and was a cranberry grower. He was employed for Agawam Cranberry Company and was also a grower/owner for his family company, Farrell Cranberry. Mike enjoyed his Sunday bike rides, spending time with his “best friends”, his children. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs and his dogs Copper and Fenway. His work in the cranberry industry was truly rewarding to him along with the dump truck restoration project he had been working on. He made a lot of good friends over the years and will cherish them forever. Survivors include his wife Cheryl, his parents, Francis J. Farrell, Jr. and Elizabeth Farrell, his daughter, Katie Farrell and her boyfriend Ryan Burke of Wareham; his son, Matthew Farrell and his girlfriend Lauren Frew of Marion; his brother, Mark Farrell and his wife Lynne of Marion; his sister, Cathy Farrell-Smolinsky and her husband Matthew Smolinsky of FL and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, July 24th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02884. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com

DEATH
Anthony J. "Jerry" DuPont
Jul 18, 2014

Anthony J. "Jerry" DuPont, 84, of Mattapoisett died Friday July 18, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Phyllis M. (Bryant) DuPont; they had been married for 62 years. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Louise E. (Brannelly) and Anthony J. DuPont, Sr., he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life. Jerry was formerly employed by the New England Telephone Company as an equipment installer, craftsman foreman, and assistant manager, until retiring after 33 years of service. He was a graduate of Holy Family High School, where he was President of the Class of 1947. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was called to active duty for two years during the Korean War. He served aboard the U.S.S. Daly and the U.S.S. Yosemite, and was a member of the Tin Can Sailors. Jerry was a 47 year member and Past President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, where he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He loved to travel, spend time with his family, and watch his beloved Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. He is survived by his wife; his children, Jeffrey J. DuPont and his wife Nora of Rochester, Jay A. DuPont and his wife Lori of Mattapoisett, and Jayne M. Mello and her husband Kevin of Orlando, Florida; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Abby, Justin, Kevin, Tyler, Nikkole, and Hannah; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was the brother of the late Louise M. Gaudreau. Visiting hours will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. A private family burial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Lions Club, P.O. Box 1022, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Donald J. Moran
Jul 13, 2014

Donald J. Moran, 80, of Mattapoisett died Sunday July 13, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center surrounded by his family and friends. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late James and Natalie (Fontaine) Moran, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. Mr. Moran was formerly employed as a sergeant with the Mattapoisett Police Department until his retirement after 38 years of service. He had also been a plasterer for Local 39, Plasterers and Cement Masons. Donald was a fixture on the Mattapoisett Town Wharf. He served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany from 1956-1958. He was a member of the Massachusetts Police Officers Association. His family would like to thank the staff of Sippican Healthcare Center for the extraordinary care shown to Donald during his illness. He is survived by his brother, James F. Moran and wife Annette of Mattapoisett; his niece and caregiver, Christine Richards; his nephew, Patrick Moran; and his great-niece, Molly Richards. He was the uncle of the late Stephen Moran. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM at St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Cause for Paws, 11 Ridgewood Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Captain Conrad "C3" Henri Roy III
Jul 13, 2014

Captain Conrad "C3" Henri Roy III, 18, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday July 13, 2014. Born in New Bedford, he lived in Mattapoisett all of his life. Conrad graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in June with a 3.88 GPA and simultaneously earned his captain's license from Northeast Maritime Institute. He had been accepted to Fitchburg State University. He played baseball, rowed crew, ran, and was an all-around athlete. He worked for many years for Tucker-Roy Marine Towing and Salvage, Inc. on many salvage jobs in the New England area with his father, grandfather, and uncle. He is survived by his father, Captain Conrad H. Roy, Jr. and Carolyn P. McGonagle; his mother, Lynn R. (Bozzi) Roy and Brian Smith; his sisters, Camdyn and Morgan Roy; his grandparents, Janice and Conrad H. Roy, Sr., and Madeleine and David Bozzi; his great-grandmother, Constance Gaucher; aunts and uncles, Jonathan and Kristen Roy, Rebecca and Matthew Maki, Lisa and Tom O'Donnell, and Kim Bozzi, and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, teammates, and friends. His Memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 19 at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours were held on Friday, July 18 at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Captain Conrad H. Roy III Scholarship Fund, c/o Northeast Maritime Institute, 32 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Everett E. Richardson Jr.
Jul 11, 2014

Everett E. Richardson Jr., 67, of Marion passed away Friday July 11, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. Mr. Richardson was the husband of Barbara L. (LaChance) Richardson of Marion. He was born in Providence, RI the son of the late Everett and Inez (Ramos) Richardson. He attended Providence public schools and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. Mr. Richardson recently retired from the Ocean Spray Co. as a cook and supervisor. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Andrea Mitchell of Providence, Barbara “Lisa” Richardson of Providence, Susan Vasvatekis of Marion, Deborah DiMiranda of West Wareham and Scott Boggs of Bridgewater. He was the grandfather of ; Andre, Lenny, Saria, Kejuan, Dyquan, Kemoni, Daziah, Corissa, Troyana, Alaysha, Passion, Charles, Wesley, Mitchell, Paul, Yanni, George, Vicky, Ce Ce, Jamie and Lynn. He was also the great grandfather of James, Dimony, David, Paul, Paris, Ben and Santwaun. He was also survived by many loving relatives, friends and he was the father of the late James Boggs and grandfather of the late Jamont Richardson. Services will be private.

DEATH
Thomas F. Skrutski
Jul 08, 2014

Thomas F. Skrutski, 71, of Rochester had wonderful riding weather for his passing to Harley Heaven on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by his family after his third and final courageous battle with cancer. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Betty June Reynolds. Thomas’ employment included working on the oil barges and cross-country truck driving for AFC. Thomas was the founder of Tootle Chimney Sweeps, Center Village and most recently a co-founder of The Bonney House in Rochester. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Rochester. He served in the United States Army as a Heavy Weapons Infantryman, 101st Airborne and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He also served as a Merchant Marine in Desert Storm. Thomas’ greatest loves were his family, riding his Harley and creating new business ventures. He once embarked on a 27-day cross-country journey on his motorcycle to benefit cancer. Survivors include 4 daughters: Dani Sue Gladson and her husband, Jeff, of Wyoming, MI; Kerri Sousa and her husband, Leo, of Fall River; Roselie Beland and her husband, Joel, of Fairhaven; and Heather Melo and her husband, Herman, of Fairhaven; 2 step-children: Jessica Taylor and Adam Cecil, both of Rochester; his former wife: Marjorie of Rochester; a very special friend Polly Church of Rochester; a brother: Jeffrey “Buford” Armes of New Bedford; 3 sisters: Marguerite Cleland of Florida, Sandra Armes of Michigan and Michelle Gilliam of New York state; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces & nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. Reception to follow.

DEATH
Stephen "Twoy" Wong
Jul 07, 2014

Stephen "Twoy" Wong, 79, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday July 7, 2014 in the company of his loving family. Stephen was born in New Bedford to the late Jade (Woo) and Charlie Wong. He was the youngest of their seven children. Stephen was a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, attended Syracuse University in New York and Southeastern Massachusetts Technical College in Dartmouth. He served in the United States Army from 1959-1961 and was on active duty in Okinawa, Japan, for one year. In 1963, Stephen married Margaret "Pegi" Foley and moved to Mattapoisett. For over fifty years, he worked in his family’s iconic restaurant, the Cathay Temple, as part owner and general manager. He retired in 2000. Stephen is survived by Pegi, his wife of 51 years, and three daughters: Jennifer Wong, Carolyn Wong Sedille and Shannon Wong-Sjoberg. Additional survivors include sons-in-law, Johannes Sjoberg and Douglas Sedille; granddaughters Olivia and Matilda Wong-Sjoberg and grandsons Benjamin and Dylan Sedille. He is also survived by his brother Dennis Wong, sisters May Moy and husband Philip, Sue van Wiggerin, and Debbie Holt, and several nieces and nephews. His Funeral Service was held on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 9 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

DEATH
Terry L. Sherman
Jul 05, 2014

Terry L. Sherman, 77, of Marion, died Saturday, July 5th at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River unexpectedly. Born in Acushnet, he was the son of the late Richard & Florence (Sylvia) Sherman and was a lifelong resident of Marion. Mr. Sherman, affectionately known as “Chainsaw”, worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for Cape Cod Ready Mix in Lakeville for many years. He was a former volunteer firefighter for the Town of Marion and was a member of the Marion Social Club. He also enjoyed gardening, cutting firewood, and fishing. He is survived by two sons, Gary R. Sherman of Rochester and Wayne A. Sherman of Lake Worth, FL; his daughter, Lynne E. Frade of Mattapoisett; his brother, Leo Sherman of Wareham; two sisters, Ruby Leconte of Wareham and Nancy Ham of Sanford, ME; his longtime companion, Janice Daggett of Marion; eight grandchildren, Ryan Griffin, Andrew Sherman, Joseph R. Frade, Benjamin L. Frade, Haley L. Frade, Zachary M. Sherman, Maxwell G. Sherman and Riley E. Sherman; his great granddaughter, Layla J. Sherman. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Larry D. Sherman and his grandson, the late Wayne K. Sherman. Friends and relatives are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Saturday, July 12th from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be private. 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

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