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Jennie A. (Gayoski) Stinson
Sep 27, 2015

Jennie A. (Gayoski) Stinson, 96, of Marion died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Harry F. Stinson. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Walenty & Mary (Zagol) Gayoski and has lived in Marion most of her life. A homemaker, Mrs. Stinson also spent many years transporting local school children to the Seaside School. She enjoyed travelling, concerts, boating, reading dancing and gardening. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara J. Stinson of Medway, Bonnie G. Stinson of Carver, June Johnson and her husband Albin R. Johnson, III and Deborah Stinson all of Marion; her grandchildren, Liana Stinson, Barry F. Stinson, Jr., Valerie Bardell, Melanie Burgess and Keith Fletcher; her sister in-law, Katherine Gayoski of Rochester. Several nieces and a nephew also survive her. She was predeceased by her siblings, the late Alice Robbins, John Gayoski, Elizabeth Corey, Florence MacMinn and Thomas Gayoski. Her funeral service was held on Wed., Sept. 30, 2015 at the First Congregational Church, 28 Main St., Marion at 10 AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours were held on Tues., Sept. 29th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham. Donations in her memory may be made to Town of Marion EMS Account, P.O. Box 1021, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

Joan E. (Watson) Winters
Sep 27, 2015

Joan E. (Watson) Winters, 83, of Rochester, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Franklin E. Winters. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late William & Hazel (Ellis) Watson. She was a longtime resident of Marion until she moved to Rochester in 1991. Mrs. Winters was a lifelong and active member of the First Congregational Church in Marion where she taught Sunday School and was involved with various committees. She was an artist and painted in oils and acrylics. She enjoyed spending her time at the beach and sailing, enjoying her grandchildren and her pets. She was a graduate of Wareham High School and the New Bedford Textile Institute where she as a member of Kappa Sigma Phi. She is survived by her son, Peter Winters and her daughter-in-law Christine Winters of Marion; her daughter, Joanna Wheeler of Marion and Susanna Flynn and her husband Kevin Flynn of Rochester. She is also survived by her five grandchildren; Cara Wilson and Moira Flynn of Rochester and Abigail Wheeler, Thomas Winters and Julia Winters of Marion. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the First Congregational Church, 28 Main St., Marion at 3 P.M. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours have been omitted. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be sent to the First Congregational Church of Marion, P.O. Box 326, Marion, MA 02738. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

Tom Engwert
Sep 13, 2015

Tom Engwert, of Marion, died peacefully on September 13, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview in Wareham. He was the husband of Dannie Engwert. Born in Toledo, OH on December 16, 1942, he was the son of the late Art and Madlyn Engwert. Tom was founder and president of Current Midwest of Michigan City, IN. He will be remembered as a successful businessman and a great human being. He will be missed. Survivors include his wife Dannie Engwert of 48 years; his son Scott Engwert and his wife Bonnie and children, Garrett, Wyatt, and Olivia, and his daughter Stephanie Wisniewski and her husband Jim. He also has two surviving brothers, Jerry Engwert, and Bob Engwert and Marcia Ruegsegger. He leaves many nieces and nephews and friends who remember his playful smile. A memorial service, at a date and time to be announced will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Maumee, OH where he attended while growing up and where he courted his wife. Interment will take place in Sherborn, MA in his family lot with other members of his family, particularly his favorite brother in law. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, visit:

Doug Dakin
Sep 12, 2015

Doug Dakin (The Duke) 80 yrs of Middleboro, MA passed away September 12, 2015. Born in Lynn, he lived most of his life in Rochester, MA. He was the husband of the late Joan Dakin (Ellis). Survived by two sons Warren Dakin & his wife Julie, Darren Dakin & his wife Barbara, two granddaughters Jillsley & Heidi, & great grandson Hunter Dakin. He is also survived by his brother Dale Dakin & his wife Barbara, loving nieces & nephews, and his companion Laurel Walker. Doug enjoyed living life to the fullest, motorcycles, cars and trains. He was a fun loving family man and friend to all those that crossed his path. He will be deeply missed. As were Doug’s wishes, the funeral service will be private.

Marie A. (Borges) Quinn
Sep 09, 2015

Marie A. (Borges) Quinn, of Marion died September 9, 2015 at home after a long illness. She was the loving wife of John T. Quinn. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Johanna (Sheehan) Borges, she lived in Roslindale many years and retired to Marion. Mrs. Quinn was a communicant of St. Rita's Church in Marion. She was formerly employed by Northeastern University. Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Sippican Women's Club. She had a great sense of humor, loved to dance, swim, walked everywhere, talented writer, was lots of fun, made everyone happy and took great care of her family who loves her very much. She leaves behind and will be missed by her loving husband; her 3 children, Judith A. Quinn of Milton; Maureen Quinn-Dupont and her husband David of Boston and John J. Quinn and his wife Barbara Bojba of Boston; her brother, Fr. Laurence J. Borges of Roslindale; her sister-in-law, Mary Schifferdecker; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie and her husband Reginald, Shane and Rebecca and her husband Matt; 4 great-grandchildren, Latrelle, Raequan, Jonathan and Rachael; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Kathy McCra. She was the sister of the late Alfred Borges and sister-in-law of the late Joseph Schifferdecker and Gertrude Manion. Her Funeral was held on Monday from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Rita's Church. Burial followed in Old Landing Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on Sunday. For guestbook, please visit

Elisabeth A. "Bette" (Townsend) Richard
Sep 06, 2015

Elisabeth A. "Bette" (Townsend) Richard, 75, of West Yarmouth died September 6, 2015 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of Harry L. Richard. Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Walter F. and Ruth E. (Robins) Townsend, she lived in Mattapoisett before moving to West Yarmouth. Mrs. Richard enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, arts and crafts, gardening and crossword puzzles. Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Brian Woodard of West Yarmouth and Doug Richard of Hyannis; 2 daughters, Cathy Avallone of New Bedford and Robin DePree and her husband David of Marion; a brother, Robert Townsend of Buford, GA; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Andrea Woodard. Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 11:30 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her family will receive guests on Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30 AM prior to her service. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Charles R. Savery Jr.
Sep 05, 2015

Charles R. Savery Jr., 72, of Marion, passed away at home on Saturday Sept. 5. Charles was the husband of 43 years to Andria (Webster) Savery of Marion. Mr. Savery was born in Wareham the son of the late Charles R. and Evelyn E. (Vaughan) Savery Sr. He attended Wareham and Marion public schools. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran honorably discharged in March of 1971. He worked for 20 + years at the Pembroke Country Club as a greens keeper and was an avid Red Sox fan. Mr. Savery is also survived by his daughter: Caroline Savery and her husband Michael Palmer of RI. He was the grandfather of Ben Savery, Quintin Palmer and Angela Palmer. He was also survived by his sister Lita Harding of TN, his faithful companions Jeffrey and Sophie and many loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be private.

Gladys (Bailey) Pearson
Sep 04, 2015

Gladys (Bailey) Pearson, 93 of Rochester, MA died September 4, 2015 at the Atria Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Raymond G. Pearson. Born March 24, 1922 in Wardsville Ontario Canada she was the daughter of the late Albert G. Bailey and the late Margaret (Falconer) Bailey. Gladys had lived in Rochester for 29 years and enjoyed cooking, traveling and arts and crafts. She is survived by 4 children David R. Pearson and his wife Helen C. (Marsh) of Plymouth, Kenneth M. Pearson and Jenifer Lavery of Long Island, Sharon L. Pearson of Rochester and Dennis J. Pearson and his wife Joan (Johnson) of Newbury, OH; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Albert J. “Ace” Bailey. The family would like to thank the Atria Fairhaven and Gentiva Hospice for their dedicated services to Gladys. All services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St. Lakeville, MA.

Robert A. Smith
Aug 29, 2015

Robert A. Smith, 65, of Rochester passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the New Bedford Health Care Center after a brief illness. He was the fiancé of Linda Lapre of Rochester. Born in Utica, NY, the son of the late Thomas and Vendela (Phillips) Smith, he grew up in Yorkville, NY and had lived in New Bedford. Bob served in the Army during the Vietnam War and later worked as a CNC Machinist for H.C.C. Aegis. He enjoyed photography and was a member of the Whaling City Camera Club. He also loved music and played the bass guitar and had worked as a videographer and a sound technician. Private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven,

Judith E. (Pratt) Briggs
Aug 27, 2015

Judith E. (Pratt) Briggs, 71, of Marion, died August 27, 2015 in St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of David A. Briggs and the daughter of the late Robert C. Pratt and Elizabeth (Robinson) Bazilian. She was born in Wareham and lived in Marion for over 50 years. Mrs. Briggs worked as a C.N.A. at Rowland Thatcher Nursing Home in Wareham for over 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed crocheting, playing Pac Man and Canasta, Facebook and scratch tickets. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, David A. Briggs of Marion; 2 sons, Michael Pratt and his wife Amy Sirrico of Wareham and David A. Briggs, Jr. and his wife Amy of Wareham; a daughter, Laurie Shippey and her husband Scott of Wareham; a sister, Jean Pratt of Hyannis; 4 grandchildren, Christopher and Meghan Shippey, Lillian Briggs and Jeremy Collins; and her beloved dog, Casper. Her graveside service was held on Monday, August 31, 2015 in the North Marion Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours were held on Sunday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

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