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Elizabeth A. (Esau) Thompson, “Betty,” age 90, of Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Thompson. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, she was a … more
Armand Trepanier, 89, of Westport, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Janice R. (Smith) Trepanier. Mr. Trepanier was … more
Ray L. Hurd, 90, of Westport, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Brookdale of Dartmouth. He was the husband of the late Clarisse J. (Phaneuf) Hurd. Mr. Hurd was born in Rumford, RI, son of … more
Rev. Dr. Richard David Aubin-Fischer, 78, died peacefully at home in Westport on March 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the deceased Edward and Eva (Tangarone) Fischer … more
Richmond T. “Dick” Leeson, 81, of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts passed away surrounded by his family on October 25, 2016, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved husband … more
Virginia A. (Amaral) Covel-Maltais, 77, of Dartmouth, formerly of Westport, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Brandon Woods of New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Robert A. … more
Doris M. (Weiss) Hookey, 92, of Westport, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Adams House in Fall River after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Ernest T. Hookey. Born November … more
Phyllis B. (Morin) Fontaine, 88, of Westport, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital.  She was wife of the late Thomas E. Brown and the late Normand Fontaine. Born in Fall River, … more
Richard J. Barresi, 83, of Westport, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Lillian O. (Oliveira) Barresi with whom he shared 58 years of … more
Dana A. Kent, 67, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Golden Living Center. He was the son of the late Porter O. and Arline (Cambra) Kent. Mr. Kent was born in Fall River and … more
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