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Aaron W. Pierce
Aaron W. Pierce
Class of 1995
Passed Feb 18, 2001
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. -- Aaron William Pierce, 24, of Aetna Street, Fall River, Mass., died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, because of injuries from an automobile accident. He was the husband of Jennifer (Simoes) Pierce of Fall River.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was the son of William Pierce of New Bedford and Jane (Mello) Hanrahan of Lakeville, Mass.
He graduated from Apponequet Regional High School and worked as a chef manager for Gourmet Caterers in Roslindale, Mass.
He was a member of the Brothers Pub Pool League of Fall River.
Survivors include his widow and parents; a son, Isaac Steven Pierce of Fall River; and his stepfather, Steven Hanrahan of Lakeville.
Anita E. (parent) Levrault
Anita E. (Parent) Levrault
Passed Apr 07, 2009
Anita E. (Parent) Rocha, 63, of Lakeville, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at her home following a brief illness. She was the wife of Paul B. Rocha and the late Robert B. Levrault. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Emelda (Cote) Parent. She was a 1963 graduate of Bishop Stang High School and a 1967 graduate of Bridgewater State College, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in teaching. She was employed as a seventh grade English teacher at the George R. Austin Middle School in Lakeville. A member of the National Educators Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association, she received a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Plymouth County Educators Association for 35 years as a teacher.
Mrs. Rocha was a member of Sts. Martha and Mary Church and attended Mass daily. She was a docent at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford and enjoyed going to the Providence Performing Arts Center, reading, traveling, gardening and walking the dog.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Bethany R. Levrault of Bolder, Co; two brothers, Arthur E. Parent of Carver and Raymond E. Parent of Middleboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Arlene (cambra) Poirier
Arlene (Cambra) Poirier
Class of 1972
Passed Nov 21, 2012
My beautiful wife for 39 plus years. I met her when I returned from Vietnam and was then stationed at Otis AFB on the Cape. She was a senior graduating that year, 1972. We fell in love at first sight, I took her to her prom, we were engaged December 25, 1972. We were married July 14, 1973, and enjoyed our time together ever since. She loved her daughter Christen, and adored her grandson Cameron. I'll always miss by best friend.
Bethann Turner
Bethann Turner
Class of 1983
Passed Sep 01, 1985
Passed away from injuries due to a car accident. Labor day weekend 1985. She was 20 years old. Beth was a huge fan of Jim Morrison and the Doors. She had a giant heart and loved life. Bethann was a big prescence that lit up the room when she entered. Missed every day by her friends and family ever since. You are still loved Bethann and will never be forgotten. Bethann is interred at the Chace Road cemetery in Freetown
Bradford Robert Scott
Bradford Robert Scott
Class of 1973
Passed Mar 01, 2012
Brad passed away from cancer in 2012, and was survived by his 2 older brothers, wife and sons, and one grandson. I wanted to make sure his school friends knew.
Chad P Garbetti
Chad P Garbetti
Class of 1997
Passed May 26, 1998
Loved and missed by so many.
Chad P Garbetti
Chad P Garbetti
Class of 1997
Passed May 26, 1998
Chad Paul Garbetti, 19, of Lakeville died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on April 29.

He was the son of Charles P. and Diane I. (Tremblay) Garbetti of Lakeville.

He died at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He was born in New Bedford and lived in Lakeville all his life. He was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church.

He was a mechanic, and enjoyed playing football and baseball. He devoted lots of time in the community service project of the Lakeville Haunted House.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Nathan P. Garbetti of Lakeville; his maternal grandparents, William and Jeannette (Giasson) Tremblay of Fairhaven; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was the grandson of the late Joseph and Regina (Demers) Garbetti.

The funeral Mass will be at at 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Martha and Mary Church, Bedford Street, Lakeville.

Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, at 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Daniel P. Pimental, 68, formerly of Fairhaven and New Bedford, Mass., died Thursday, May 14, 1998, after a long illness. He was the husband of Doris (Lake) Pimental and son of the late Frank and Maria Pimental.

He was born in New Bedford and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Fairhaven.

Survivors include his widow; two sisters, Norma Costa of Fairhaven and Natalie Oliveira of New Bedford; two stepdaughters, Sheryl Dawson and Joanne Nickerboca; a stepson, Joseph Stozak; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late William Pimental, Mary Rezendes, Rose Amaral and Sophie SouzaArrangments are by the Sylvan Alby Memorial Park, 2860 Sunset Point Road.
Cherie P. Fafard
Cherie P. Fafard
Class of 1986
Passed Aug 08, 2005
Cherie P. Fafard of Lakeville died Monday, August 8, 2005 at New England Medical Center in Boston after a lengthy illness. Born in Stoughton, she was the daughter of Edward G. and Diane D. Fafard. Ms. Fafard was a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School and Bridgewater State College. She worked at the Burkland School in Middleboro as a teacher and as a nanny for several years. Ms. Fafard was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville. She loved children and animals and was a contributor to MSPCA and several charity organizations. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Keith Hood of San Francisco and Michael Fafard of Lakeville; a sister, Kim Thomas of Lakeville; and two nephews. Services were scheduled for August 11, 2005 at Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville. Burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in Middleboro. Arrangements were by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home inc., 280 Bedford St., Lakeville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114-3367
Daniel E. Mahoney
Daniel E. Mahoney
Class of 1988
Passed Jan 29, 2001
Centerville, VA - Daniel "Dan" E. Mahoney, 31 of Centerville died unexpectedly recently in Virginia. He was the son of James F. Mahoney Jr., and his wife, Patricia, of Lakeville, MA and the late Margaret C. (DeRoma) Mahoney.

Born in Boston, he previously lived in Lakeville; he lived in Virginia three years.

He was educated at Sacred Heart School in Kingston, MA and Apponequet High School in Lakeville.

He was finishing his nursing degree in Virginia.
David J. Shimkus
David J. Shimkus
Class of 1988
Passed Oct 19, 2002
Lakeville - David J. Shimkus, 32 of Lakeville, formerly of Halifax died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 19, at Bridgewater Farm Supply in Bridgewater.

Born in Brockton, son of John and Paula J. (Scanlon) Shimkus of Lakeville, he attended Halifax schools and graduated from Apponequet Regional High School in 1988. He earned an associate's degree in business administration at Fisher College.

He enjoyed karaoke and also had been a singer in bands.
Debra (richards) Quick
Debra (Richards) Quick
Class of 1988
Passed May 20, 2003
Leander, Texas - Debra Elaine (Richards) Quick, 32, of Leander, formerly of Lakeville, MA died in an automobile acident in Texas on Tuesday, May 20, 2003.

Born in Salem, MA, she was the wife of Travis Quick and the daughter of Jim and Linda (Bongiorno) Richards of Lakeville.
Eric J. Souza
Eric J. Souza
Class of 1988
Passed Apr 02, 1989
Eric J. Souza, 19 of Assonet, died Sunday in an automobile accident in Rochester.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of John Souza, Jr. and Carolyn (Rebello) Souza. He lived in Assonet since 1974 and attended Apponequet High School, where he lettered and starred in football. He was a member of St. Bernard's Church and played on its CYO baseball team. He also starred in ice hockey leagues here and in Taunton.
Heather (gray-raetz) Whalley
Heather (Gray-Raetz) Whalley
Class of 1993
Passed Apr 12, 2008
Heather Whalley, 33, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and servant of God unexpectedly went home to be with her Heavenly Father on April 12, 2008.

She is survived by her husband Seth; her three children, Ashley, Kyler and Julia; her mother, Laura Kell of Treasure Island, FL; her brothers, Jeremy Raetz and his wife, Amanda of Fall River, MA, Sean Kell and his wife, Iris of Florida; her sister, Angelica Yergeau; her in-laws Robert and Cheryl Whalley, Robert Whalley, Aaron & Evan Whalley, all of Assonet, MA, Jason & Sheila Whalley of Fall River, MA, Anne Marie Donlon of New Hampshire; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Before moving to Charlotte in December, 2006, Heather and her family lived in Lakeville, Fall River, Swansea and Dartmouth, MA.

Heather graduated from Apponequet High School in 1993 and later graduated from BCC with a degree in Early Child Ed. She was employed in a number of jobs including Happy Feet Daycare and The Standard-Times. As her children grew, her main job was to raise them, including home schooling Ashley and Kyler. In the free time she had, Heather loved to scrapbook, decorate cakes, 'reinvent' her home, watch her children's sporting events and travel, not hesitant to just 'pack up and go' when the opportunity arose.

Heather had a seemingly endless supply of energy which she used to serve her two great loves in this world — her family and her Lord. She was a loving wife to Seth for 12 years and was a great source of encouragement and inspiration to him. Heather was also a loving mother who treasured her children. To her extended family and friends, Heather served as a constant source of support, staying in constant communication and traveling often to be with them, especially when a need arose.

Heather was an active member of the Fall River Church of Christ for twelve years, where she taught Sunday School, organized Vacation Bible School as well as many other children's activities. In Charlotte, they attended the Lake Norman Church of Christ, where she was organizing their inaugural Vacation Bible School.

In her death, Heather continued to give, donating her organs to those in need, including our servicemen in Iraq.

While Heather will certainly be missed on this earth, she leaves behind a wonderful legacy of faith, love, sacrifice and carefree spirit which serve as an example for all to follow.

A memorial Service will be held in Fall River, MA, at a yet to be determined date. Donations to assist the family can be sent to the Fall River Church of Christ, 840 Rock Street, Fall River, MA 02740 Attn: Whalley Family Fund.
Herman B. "rod" Roderick
Herman B. "Rod" Roderick
Class of 1962
Passed Jun 10, 2015
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Herman B. "Rod" Roderick
(August 15, 1945 - June 8, 2015)

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Warwick, R.I. – Herman B. “Rod” Roderick, 69, a retired Radiology Manager, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Herman and Alice (Fontes) Roderick. His two sons, Mark C. and Neal P. Roderick as well as his former wife, Marie (McArdle) Roderick-Brown, survive him. Two brothers, Gerald Roderick and Michael Roderick, sisters-in-law, Terri Roderick and Betty Roderick, a niece, Carla Wright, daughter-in-law, Rachel Roderick and “adopted” son, Tulio G. Gasperini also survive him. He was the brother of the late Joseph F. Roderick. Mr. Roderick was a U.S. Air Force, Vietnam era veteran receiving an Honorable discharge and won many distinguished medals and citations for his service. He was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church, Warwick and a former Scoutmaster at St. Paul’s Church, Edgewood. He was a past-president of the Norwood Avenue School PTA, Edgewood. Mr. Roderick graduated from Roger Williams University, Bristol. He also received his R.T. (R) from St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1971. He was a past-president of the Rhode Island Society of Radiologic Technology, past-president of the New England Conference of Radiologic Technology, as well as a guest lecturer at CCRI. Mr. Roderick managed the Radiology department at Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY and was part of the faculty at Brooklyn College. Services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Historic Swan Point Chapel, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI . Interment with Military Honors will follow. VISITATION will be Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated. TRIPP

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Jeffrey A. St. Onge
Jeffrey A. St. Onge
Class of 1988
Passed Sep 02, 1989
Freetown - Jeffrey A. St. Onge, 19, of East Freetown, died Saturday, September 2, 1989 in an automobile accident. He was the son of Lawrence A. and Jacqueline A. (Brillo) St. Onge.

Mr. St. Onge was a 1988 graduate of Apponequet High School and a student at New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI
Jeffrey Branco
Jeffrey Branco
Class of 1997
Passed Jul 22, 1998
NEW BEDFORD -- Jeffrey A. Branco, 20, of Howland Road, Lakeville, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the son of Kenneth R. and Jacqueline (Schenck) Branco of Lakeville.
Born in Fall River, Mr. Branco lived most of his life in Lakeville. He was a 1997 graduate of Apponequet High School, and was enrolled at Bristol Community College.
Active in Pop Warner Football, he also enjoyed watersports.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Kimberly Branco of Fall River; three grandparents, Delia (Carreiro) Branco and Raymond A. and Rita V. (Raymond) Schenck, all of Fall River; his fiancee, Heather Carrier of East Freetown; a niece; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was the grandson of the late August Branco.
His memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Bernard Church, South Main Street, Assonet.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main Street, Fall River.
Jeffrey R. Walkden
Jeffrey R. Walkden
Class of 1992
Passed Feb 27, 2004
Jeffrey R. Walkden, 29, of Freetown died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at home after a fall from a tree. He was the fiance of Nichole LaPerrierre of Freetown.

Mr. Walkden was a manager for First Line Cable Co.; he enjoyed boating, jet skiing, snowboarding and being with his family and friends.
Jeffrey Walkden
Jeffrey Walkden
Class of 1992
Passed Feb 27, 2004
I would like to add that Jeff has a son Jakob and a daughter Samantha and that he was also survived by his sister Christine Walkden. He was also was a member of the New England Drag Boat Association, South Shore Outboard Association and the American Power Boat Association, and if he wasn't in his boat doing over 100mph, he was with his family and friends
John Kelley
John Kelley
Class of 1991
Passed May 28, 2010
John passed away at home with friends and family around him. He had an eight month intense battle with cancer. He remained his joy loving self right up until the last day.
Karen A. (tobojka) Belliveau
Karen A. (Tobojka) Belliveau
Class of 1993
Passed Dec 11, 2007
Karen A. (Tobojka) Belliveau, 32, passed away unexpectedly December 11, 2007 at her home. She was the wife of Nathaniel Belliveau (AHS '91).

Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of Cynthia (Moniz) Tobojka of Yarmouth Port and the late Kenneth Tobojka.

Karen was a longtime resident of Lakeville and had lived in New Bedford for the past four years. She volunteered at the Habitat for Cats on Hathaway Road in New Bedford and also enjoyed painting, embroidery and was an avid reader.

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