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Irene G. (Langevin) Daly
Jul 12, 2017

Irene G. (Langevin) Daly, 87, of Mattapoisett died July 12, 2017 at home after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Robert V. Daly.
Born in Biddeford, ME, the daughter of the late George A. and Martha L. (Gleason) Langevin, she lived in Taunton before moving to Mattapoisett 30 years ago. She wintered in Marco Island, FL.
Mrs. Daly was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.
She was formerly employed by the Registry of Motor Vehicles until her retirement.
Mrs. Daly enjoyed the holidays and cookouts with her family, traveling to New Hampshire and Europe, and volunteering at Damien's Pantry and Market Ministries Soup Kitchen. She was the former president of Morton Hospital Women's Guild and Taunton Boys Club Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her 2 sons, Robert V. Daly, Jr. and his wife Jane of Narragansett, RI and Christopher J. Daly of Fairhaven; 2 daughters, Kathleen M. Simkins of Dighton and Carol A. Pilling and her husband Thomas of Taunton; 7 grandchildren, Brian Simkins, Fallon Sjostedt, Elysha Daly, Jack Daly, Jillian Riley, Caitlin Cole and Caroline Kwash; 6 great-grandchildren, Ava, Emmet, Sawyer, Marley, Luke and Abby; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Susan M. Morrissey and the sister of the late Louise Clancy and Doris Cyr.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit at

Agnes L. "Nan" (Savaria) Lawrence
Jul 03, 2017

Agnes L. "Nan" (Savaria) Lawrence of Rochester passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 peacefully at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond C. after 65 wonderful years of marriage.
Nan was born in Rochester, daughter of the late Henry and Olive (Bradford) Savaria and lived in Rochester her whole life. She kept a spotless home, enjoyed gardening, Sunday rides and eating out. She had a good sense of humor and was a wonderful wife and mother.
She is survived by a son: Raymond A. Lawrence and his wife Annette of Rochester; two grandchildren: Cynthia of Rochester and Aaron and his wife, Tara, of Sacramento, California along with a great-grandson. She was predeceased by an infant son, Gordon.
As Nan was a very private person, there will be no visiting hours and the service will be for the immediate family only.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford.

Flora Alice Duff
Jul 03, 2017

Flora Alice Duff, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, died on July 3, 2017.
"Flo" was born on May 30 1922, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to Pierre and Alice (Desorcy) Boyer. She was the oldest of 10 siblings and so began a life of caring for others eventually becoming the matriarch of a large extended family.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years Joseph Ernest Duff, her sons Donald Duff, David Duff, Granddaughter Katie Bichsel and 7 siblings.
She is survived by her son Robert (Debra) Duff, daughter Vivian (David) Bichsel, grandchildren Jayme (Linda) Duff, Michelle (Michael) Pacheco, Kristina (Jason) Besse, Shannon Duff, Derek Duff, Jennifer Owens, Sarah Bichsel, Emily Bichsel, 14 great grandchildren, brother Camille Boyer, Sister Shirley Sidle Babcock, nieces and nephews too numerous to count and her dear friend Lisa Smith.
Flo was a consummate caregiver, who adored all children, especially babies, the beach, lobster rolls, clam boils, manhattans, a well put together outfit, SHOES glass or otherwise, puzzles, dispensing advice sought or not and most of all family and friends who came in and out of her 95 years. Her kindness, loving heart and feisty sense of humor are already missed!
Her funeral was held Monday, July 10, 2017 from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, with a funeral mass, in St. Francis Xavier Church, Acushnet. Burial followed at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends were invited to attend.
Calling hours were held on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, or online at

Nicholas C. Bateman
Jul 01, 2017

Nicholas C. Bateman, age 27 of Rochester, MA, lost his well-fought struggle with addiction on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Nick was the son of proud parent's Craig and Janice (Mello) Bateman of Rochester, a 2006 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He was employed with the International Laborers Union Local 22 of Malden, MA, and contributed to a number of major construction projects in Boston, MA. Nick enjoyed working out at gym, making people laugh and helping others. Each year Nick looked forward to the St. John Neumann Festival and the 5k road race in Duxbury, "A Cure in the Nick of Time", which benefitted the Batten Disease Foundation.
In addition to his parents, Nick is survived by his two loving sisters, Jillian Bateman of Murrysville, PA and Allison Bateman of Rochester; his grandmother Janice Souza of Clearwater, FL; his caring uncles and aunts David and Charlotte Mello, Steve Mello, Edward Bateman, Gerald Bateman and Shelley Mello; and his girlfriend Renee Leblanc and her young children Halle and Lylah of Taunton, whom he adored. The matriarch of the family, the late Mary Jo Mello, will be looking forward to his arrival.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 9am from the Rock Funeral Home 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10am in St. John Neumann Church 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8pm. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to, A Cure in the Nick of Time, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, Attn. Mary Beth Kiser, PO Box 50221, Austin, TX 78763 or
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Gerald H. Cardoza
Jul 01, 2017

Gerald H. Cardoza, 80, of Mattapoisett, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Georgia P. Ameia Yen-Patton.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Eva (Roderick) and Henry Cardoza. Mr. Cardoza graduated from Florida A & M University on a full football scholarship graduating on the Honor Roll and received his Master of Education in Guidance at Bridgewater State University.
Gerald Cardoza was recognized by the Massachusetts House of Legislation and Senate for his 34 years of distinguished service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Cardoza was an administrator at Taunton State Hospital as Director of Environment and Safety and developed educational programs for Massachusetts Multicultural Affairs in issues of ethnicity and pharmacology, gerontology and mental illness.
Previously, he taught physical education for Bourne Public Schools for 14 years. He developed gymnastics programs for children with special needs and innovative teaching programs to enhance education in the classroom. He developed educational programs for Bridgewater prison inmates to improve their mind and outlook on life. Mr. Cardoza also used music and agriculture as therapeutic interventions for Westborough patients with mental health challenges. He was certified in gerontology as well as more than 50 other areas of education.
He and his brother Wilson Cardoza were a formidable team in golf winning many trophies across the country providing scholarships for young students.
He was a kind loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend.
He was compassionate and passionate in helping others become better human beings.
He was an all-around athlete which included baseball, football, and track.
He is survived by his wife, Ameia Yen-Patton; his children, Lisa Field and Robin Cardoza both of West Palm Beach, FL, and Brian Cardoza of San Francisco, CA; his step-son, Peter Yen Patton of Mattapoisett; his brother Ronald Cardoza and only sister Marie Elena Cardoza, both of Sun City Center, FL; three grandchildren, Austin, Christian and Danielle, and two great grandchildren in Florida. He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Theresa Cardoza, his mother Eva Roderick Cardoza and his brothers, Dennis A. Cardoza and Wilson E. Cardoza.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday., July 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Tihonet Road, Wareham. Visiting hours have been omitted.

Ruth B. (Deterra) Sylvia
Jun 30, 2017

Ruth B. (Deterra) Sylvia, 100, of Marion, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Sippican Healthcare Center, in Marion. She was the wife of the late Manuel F. Sylvia of Mattapoisett.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Ethel (Sylvia) Deterra. Ruth was a proud graduate of Fairhaven High School, Class of 1934, where she was a star athlete. She enjoyed her memories of Fairhaven and her lifelong friends from high school.
After her marriage to Manny "Man well" Sylvia, Ruth settled in Mattapoisett where she spent many happy years as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and the times that she spent with her family.
She is survived by her devoted son, David A. Sylvia and his wife Ellen of Mattapoisett; her daughter, Jacqueline Sylvia Wheaton of Trenton, Maine; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Patrick and Heather Wheaton of Maine and three great grandchildren, Malia, Kate and Olivia Wheaton. Mrs. Sylvia was the sister of the late Ethel Dubois, Lucille Sylvia and Arnold DeTerra.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 10:30am, in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.

Margery S. Fluegel
Jun 30, 2017

Margery S. Fluegel 85, of Mattapoisett passed away on Friday June 30, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was the beloved wife of Richard A. Fluegel for sixty four years.
Born in Fairhaven Ma, she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. Macomber and Susan L. (Kemnitzer) Macomber.
Margery is survived by her loving children: Steven R. Fluegel and his wife Susan of Wareham, and Janice Karen (Fluegel) White and her husband Randall of Lakeville. She was predeceased by her son the late Paul W. Fluegel. She is survived by her daughter in law, Lois Cosgrove-Fluegel and Heather Cogshall Fluegel. Margery was also predeceased by her two brothers, the late Leonard Macomber and Irving Macomber and she is survived by her sister Gladys Brennan. She was also the proud grandmother of her five grandchildren, Nathan Fluegel and his wife Jessica of Wareham, Jason White and his wife Andrea of Missouri, Rachel (White) Deane and her husband Adam of Lakeville, Jacob Fluegel and Alexandra Fluegel of Mattapoisett and Zachary Cosgrove and Angelina Cosgrove and seven great grandchildren. Margery is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Margery worked for years as a compastor (electric) tester at Aerovox in New Bedford.
Known for her quilting and knitting and spending time with her family and friends. Friends and family will miss her laughing and her beautiful smile.
A memorial service is planned for Tuesday August 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am to be held at South Coast Chapel Mortuary, 158 Middleboro Rd, (RT 18) E. Freetown, Ma 02717. Procession from the Chapel to her Burial will follow in River-Side Cemetery, to which both family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations in Margery's memory can be made to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Po Box 849168, Boston,Ma. 02284

John W. Folino, Jr.
Jun 27, 2017

John W. Folino, Jr., died peacefully on June 27, 2017 with his wife and daughter by his side.
Hailing from Watertown, MA and Buzzards Bay, MA, John was known for his wry sense of humor, his kindness and his generosity. A student of Tufts University and an engineer by trade, John was the founder of Cape Building Systems, Inc. and CBS Doors, and his passion for problem solving complemented his boundless curiosity for life.
John was an avid sailor and Scrabble player, and to all who knew him, he was a bright, thoughtful man who was always happy to lend a hand.
John is survived by his wife Christine (Whalen) Ketchel, his daughter, Lauren, and Chris' three children; step-son Nate Ketchel, wife Colleen and daughter Maera; step-daughter Morgan Twomey and her husband Shawn and two sons Michael and Noah; and step-daughter Sarah. John's brother Greg, sister-in-law Anne, and nieces and nephews, Anne-Marie Iandoli, Karyn, Michael and Paul John Folino also survive him. He was the son of the late Mathilde and John W. Folino, Sr. In addition to his relatives, coworkers and clients - who were all like family to John - he touched the lives of many friends who are also mourning his loss.
The family will be receiving visitors in honor of John's life at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, on Thursday, July 6, from 4 - 8 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's honor to the Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association, Inc. (post office Box 947, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, 508-758-6474,

Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant
Jun 27, 2017

Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant, 95, of Mattapoisett died June 27, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home and is now at peace after a long battle with dementia.
She was the wife the late Gerard O. Gallant.
Born and raised in Somerset, the daughter of the late Victor and Marie (Dube) Bibeau, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1979.
Mrs. Gallant was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. She was a wonderful mother and nurturing grandmother who loved to cook, sew and take care of her home and family.
Her family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of The Oaks and Beacon Hospice for the excellent care given to Irene.
Survivors include her daughter, Janine Lebeau and her husband Donald of Acushnet; 2 sons, Gerard Gallant and Paul Gallant and his wife Jean, all of New Bedford; a brother, Robert Bibeau of Washington State; 4 grandchildren, Christine Oliveira and her husband Roger, Matthew Gallant and his wife Danielle, Brian Gallant and Jeffrey Gallant and his wife Jennifer; 4 great-grandchildren, Taylor Oliveira, Matthew Oliveira, Joshua Gallant and Jackson Gallant; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Phillip Bibeau, Victor Bibeau, William Bibeau, Norman Bibeau, Raymond Bibeau, Louise Ernst and Jeannette Carlson.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, June 30th in St. Anthony's Church. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Schwartz Center for Children, 1 Posa Pl., Dartmouth, MA 02747. For guestbook, please visit

Tyler S. Ayan
Jun 24, 2017

Tyler S. Ayan, 22, of Marion died June 24, 2017 after injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born in Boston and lived in Marion for many years.
Tyler graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Rhode Island last month.
He enjoyed growing plants, hot peppers, fixing engines, target shooting and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Trina and Robert "Scott" Cavanaugh of Marion; his brother, Airman First Class Michael T. Ayan, USAF; his sisters, Alyssa K. Fornaro of Marion, Jacqueline V. Cavanaugh of Wareham, Amanda L. Robinson of Wareham and Apryl M. Cavanaugh of Dartmouth; his grandparents, Marcia Robbins of Waleska, GA and Curtice Robbins of Wareham; a stepfather, Robert Fornaro of Plymouth; aunts and uncles, Nancy Robbins of Searsmont, ME, Philip Robbins and his wife Andrea of Melrose and Keith Robbins and his wife Tiffany of Woodstock, GA; his cousins, Kalyn, Nicholas, William, Isabella, Elyse and Sophie.
His funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Visiting hours are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
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