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Alan Hutchinson
Alan Hutchinson
Class of 1967
Passed May 05, 2007
Not sure of the exact date of death. I believe he died of a heart attack.
Alfred R. “freddie” Michael
Alfred R. “Freddie” Michael
Passed Dec 05, 2019
Alfred R. “Freddie” Michael, age 82 of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Fall River, Freddie was the husband of Natalie (Medeiros) Michael and the son of the late August and Florence (Read) Michael.
Prior to retiring, Freddie worked for the Somerset School Department as a maintenance man at the Somerset High School. Freddie was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Fall River Country Club, where he currently holds the record for the only golfer to get a Hole in One on every Par 3 Hole.

Besides his wife of Somerset, he is survived by his niece: Lisa Boulanger and his nephew: Michael Bienvenue. He was also the brother of the late Mary Louise Bienvenue.
Alice Rita
Alice Rita
Passed Dec 21, 2011
Alice M. (DeCosta) Rita 83, of Tiverton passed away on Dec. 21st. Born in Tiverton, she was the daughter
of the late Lucy (Farias) and Manuel DeCosta. She had worked at Somerset High School, Riverdale Pillow, Chase Curtain and the Ramada Inn. She was Baptized at St. Anne's Church in Fall River and had belonged to St. Christopher's Parish in Tiverton. She is survived by a son Wayne Farias of Brunswick, GA and a daughter Jessica Andrews of Taunton, MA. She also leaves her grandchildren Nicole Andrews, Caitlyn Farias and Abigail Farias. In addition, she is survived by a sister Millie Destremps of Tiverton, a brother Manuel DeCosta of Fall River and several nieces and nephews.
Andrea Z. (gateriewictz) O'toole
Andrea Z. (Gateriewictz) O'Toole
Class of 1961
Passed Feb 13, 2012
Andrea Z. (Gateriewictz) O'Toole, 68, of 292 Blackstone St. died Mon. Feb. 13, 2012 at home surrounded by her family, after battling lung cancer for a second time.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years Lawrence M. O'Toole; children Austin O'Toole of Uxbridge, Andrea Auerbach of Wellesley, Lawrence O'Toole of Douglas, Peter O'Toole of Kennebunk, ME, and David O'Toole of Uxbridge; her mother Krystyna (Kaminski) Gateriewictz of Somerset; 9 grandchildren: Kathleen, Shannon, Owen, Andrew, Michael, Georgia, Sadie, Charlie, and Hayden; siblings Stasia McGowan of Stoughton, Barbara Wierzbicki of Providence, Katherine Vivieros of Swansea, and Andrew Gateriewictz of Tampa; and many nieces and nephews. Born in Fall River on March 4, 1943, she was daughter of the late Andrew Gateriewictz. Andrea lived in Uxbridge for 45 years.

A graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1961, she earned her BA at Bradford Durfee Technical Institute and headed for New York City upon graduation where she lived until marrying her husband. Once her children were in school, Andrea worked in the Records Dept. at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket for 30 years, retiring in 2008.
Ann Marie Carvalho
Ann Marie Carvalho
Class of 1982
Passed Jul 13, 2016
Ann Marie Carvalho, 56, of Somerset, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Saint Annes Hospital in Fall River. She was born in Fall River the daughter of the late Richard and Angelina (Amaral) Carvalho. Ann Marie was a graduate of Somerset High School. She worked as a secretary for Anderson Little and as a waitress at Hoy Tin and China Lake Restaurants. Ann Marie enjoyed knitting, play bingo, and going to the beach. Survivors are a son: Adam J. Carvalho of Somerset; a sister: Robin McGee and her husband Arthur of Somerset; two brothers: George J. Carvalho and his wife Judy of Somerset; Rick J. Carvalho and his wife Erin of Swansea; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Steven Carvalho.
Barry F. Sullivan
Barry F. Sullivan
Class of 1960
Passed May 01, 2019
Barry F. Sullivan, 76, of East Wareham, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 with his daughter and close friends at his side. He was the son of the late John M. and Rita D. (Mellor) Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Fall River and graduated from Somerset High School in 1960. He received his Associates Degree from Cape Cod Community College in Criminal Justice and was a Police Officer for the Towns of Sandwich and Wareham, retiring from the Wareham Police Department in 1991. He attended Mass regularly at Saint Margaret’s Parish in Buzzards Bay and Saint Patrick’s Parish in Wareham. He was an avid New England Sports fan. His true passion and enjoyment was the time he spent with his daughter attending various sporting and social events to include their many baseball seasons with the Wareham Gatemen.

Barry was an exceptional athlete competing in the Falmouth Road Race multiple times and competing in the C.R.A.S.H.-B (Charles River All Star Has-Beens) World Indoor Rowing Championships. Barry also competed in many area triathlons to include the Carolyn Miller Triathlons held at the Cape Cod Air Station. A routine member at the Wareham YMCA, he will be missed by his many friends there. Barry loved his pets and animals. His favorites “Heidi” and “Teddy”. He loved sunset Jeep rides on the Sandwich sand dunes and Little Harbor Beach.

Barry is survived by his daughter Kerri Sullivan of Wareham and her mother Christine Strong of Winchendon. He was the brother of the late Rose Marie Sullivan. Barry is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
Bertha J. Felag
Bertha J. Felag
Class of 1936
Passed Jul 20, 2011
Bertha J. Felag, age 92, of Somerset died July 20 ,2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph F. Felag and Nellie (Pokraka) Felag, she lived in Somerset most of her life. She was a graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1936 and the former Thibodeau Business School, 1937. An Office Manager for over 40 years, she was employed by the former Shelburne Shirt Company, retiring in 1978. She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church.

Surviving: one sister Celia Amora of Taunton, MA., four nieces Nancy Threadgill of Warren, RI., Mary Johns-Accrino and her husband Stephen of Bristol, RI., Jayne Balasco and her husband Richard of Warren, RI., Patricia Pender of Brookline, NH., three nephews Sen. Walter S. Felag, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Warren, RI., Mark Felag and his wife Adela of Barrington, RI., and John Felag and his wife Angela of Milford, CT. sixteen great nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Frances Felag and Walter S. Felag Sr.
Betsy George Latimer
Betsy George Latimer
Class of 1941
Passed Jun 28, 2020
Betsy George Latimer, 96, of Centerville, formerly North Dighton, MA passed away peacefully on June 28, 2020, at home surrounded by family. She was the daughter of Harrison and Helen (Sater) George of Somerset, MA.

She was born April 28, 1924 in Fall River, MA. She grew up in Taunton and Somerset. She graduated from Somerset High School in 1941 and later received her Bachelors of Nursing degree in 1945 from Russell Sage College of Troy, NY. She worked at Truesdale Hospital in Fall River where she became an instructor in nursing. She was a member of the Cape Cod Seventh-day Adventist Church where she was a deaconess, greeter, social committee member, and potluck leader.

She leaves behind her sister Nancy Rivard of Scituate, MA and was pre-deceased by her brother Harrison George of South Yarmouth, MA.

She was married for 60 years to the late H.F. LeRoy Latimer, D.D.S. She is survived by her children Jill Rich and her husband Dan of Boxford, MA, Jeff Latimer and his wife Dania of Centerville, MA, and Holly Nosek and her husband Jon of Lancaster, MA; her grandchildren Ryan Rich and wife Andrea, Adam Rich and his wife Brandy, Ashley Rich, Megan Rich, Seth Latimer and husband David Greenhouse, Nathan Latimer, Caleb Latimer and his wife Nadia Moubayed-Latimer, Joel Nosek and Chad Nosek. She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren Olivia Rich, Solana Rich, Hannah Rich, Lily Rich, and Samuel Latimer. She has many nieces and nephews.
Catherine Ann Latham
Catherine Ann Latham
Class of 1973
Passed Jan 26, 2012
Catherine Ann Latham died unexpectedly at her home in Ithaca, NY on Thursday, January 26th, 2012. Catherine was born on August 31st, 1955 in Somerset, Massachusetts. She is survived by her mother Judith Haman, her sister Patricia (husband, Richard) Tinsley and nieces and nephews. Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband Jerry Bullis and her sister Liz Haman.

Catherine attended Somerset High School where she received the Betty Crocker award and graduated 10th in her class. After attending Wellsley College Catherine earned her Doctor of Philosophy/Psychology at the University of Colorado, and was licensed to practice as a psychologist in the state of New Yrok.

Catherine worked at Gannett Psychological Services, Cornell University, and at Psychological Services, Ithaca College before beginning her own private practice in Ithaca, New York. While Catherine's first love was psychology, she was also an avid artist.

Catherine was full of creative energy and sold her stamped and collaged greeting cards, journals and artwork through Handwork, Ithaca's Cooperative Craft Store. Catherine was a member of Handwork for 13 years and she will be missed. Catherine loved to express herself through her art, and describes her process as follows:

"Much of my work is about transformation -- both my work as a psychologist and as an artist. Collage is a particularly good example of valuing things that others see as inconsequential, damaged or worthless. Simply by virtue of seeing things in a new light, it is possible to create something of beauty. The process of creating art by combining handmade papers, stamped images, colors and textures fascinates me. I firmly believe that there is a creative force in each one of us. It has been an exciting journey exploring my own creativity. I encourage you to nurture yours."

Some of Catherine's work is still available at Handwork and any proceeds from the sale of her work will be donated to the Tompkins County SPCA.
Cheryl Ann (souza) Ashton
Cheryl Ann (Souza) Ashton
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed Aug 27, 2015
Cheryl A. (Souza), 47, of Taunton, formerly of Somerset, died at home on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of John F. Souza of Somerset and the late Judith A. (Pimental) Souza.
Cheryl was a graduate of Somerset High School and attended the Salter School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, taking rides with her cousin on his motorcycle and was an avid Patriots fan.
Besides her father, she leaves her two loving daughters: Brittany L. Ashton of Somerset and Amanda L. Ashton of Fall River. Cherished grandmother of Brooklyn P. Lee of Fall River and Cameron L. Ashton of Somerset. She was the sister of Scott A. Pimental of Fall River, Kimberly A. Souza of Somerset, Charlene Souza of Somerset, and the niece of Jo-Ann Pimental and her husband George of Swansea and Anthony Souza, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Fall River.
Christian J. Couto
Christian J. Couto
Class of 2019
Passed Mar 27, 2020
Christian J. Couto 19, of Berkley passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. He was the son of Jeffrey and Tania (Rebelo) Couto. His infectious smile and kind hearted personality touched everyone he met throughout his life. A graduate of Somerset Berkley High School Class of 2019, he was currently pursuing a Business Degree at Bristol Community College.
Constance Lacroix Farley
Constance Lacroix Farley
Passed Oct 07, 2018
Constance Lacroix Farley of South Yarmouth passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 82. Connie was born at home to

the late Edouard and Alice Lacroix in Fall River, MA. She attended elementary and high school in Fall River and graduated from Jesus-Mary Academy in 1953. She graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston in 1957 and continued her education at Boston College (1963) and Worcester State College (1988) where she received her Master’s Degree in Education.

Connie was a school teacher at Somerset High School and Sandwich High School for most of her professional career, where she taught business and related subjects. Additionally, she held many different careers throughout her life including a clerk at a card shop, bank teller, staff associate at Adult Re-Entry Center at Cape Cod Community College, proof reader and editor for Cape Cod Community Newspapers and the Zephyr Newspaper. Connie was also a member of the Cursillo Movement of Fall River, an Advocate of Twelve Step Groups, a Communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville and an active member of the Unity Church of the Light in Hyannis.

Connie was passionate about enneagrams and conducted many seminars to impart her wisdom and understanding of the craft. From the early age of seven until very recently, she was a concert pianist and harpist.

She was married to Francis Farley from 1961-1992, moving to Cape Cod in 1975 to raise their family. From 1998 until her passing she spent her days with her partner, Drew Krauss of South Yarmouth.

She was predeceased by her brother Edouard Lacroix Jr. and her son David Farley. She is survived by her partner, Drew Krauss, her sisters, Jeanne Ballard of Norfolk, VA, Madeleine Morris of Westerville, Ohio, and Elaine Killian of Meredith, New Hampshire, as well as her children, Marie Kerr (John) of South Berwick, ME, Michael Farley (Marytheresa) of Sandwich, MA, Anne Farley-Poyant (Donald) of Orleans, MA, Joseph Farley (Sylvia Chen) of Deerfield, IL, and Kathleen Nourse (Peter) of North Conway, NH. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Patrick Farley, Eric Poyant, Jessica Chen, Meghan Kerr, Jeremy Poyant, Margaret Farley, Alexander Chen, Amy Poyant, Michelle Chen, Jasmyn Kerr, Charlotte Nourse, and Daniel Nourse, as well as twenty nieces and nephews.
Curt Barron
Curt Barron
Class of 1974
Passed Jul 01, 2012

Curt was a principal.
Pilot (small planes)
Daniel P. Pavao
Daniel P. Pavao
Class of 1953
Passed Mar 10, 2018
Daniel P. Pavao, 83, of Somerset, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of fifty-seven years to Emma (Carvalho) Pavao. Daniel was born in Fall River, the son of the late John and Mary (Souza) Pavao. He was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1953. Mr. Pavao then served his country for over twenty years with the United States Air Force and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. While serving he worked as an aircraft maintenance superintendent and eventually earned the rank of a decorated Master Sergeant. He also earned his associates degree in business accounting from Fisher College in Fall River. After retiring from the military he worked as a sales expediter at Action Automation in Attleboro for several years. Dan was a Eucharistic Minister for forty years and a communicant at Saint Patricks Church in Somerset. Dan enjoyed playing Bocce, wood crafting and being outdoors. Survivors besides his wife are two daughters: Elizabeth F. Pereira and her husband John of Berkley; Joyce P. Rouy and her husband Nicholas of West Yarmouth; two sons: Thomas D. Pavao and his wife Denise of Ashfield; Scott Pavao and his wife Martha of New York City; three grandchildren: Margaret, Daniel and Joshua; two brothers: Alfred Pavao of California; Michael Pavao of New Mexico; along with many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Pavao.
David J. Correira
David J. Correira
Class of 1976
Passed Jun 30, 2020
David J. Correira, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at his home in Somerset, Massachusetts. He was a loving husband, father, and papa to two grandsons and eagerly awaiting the birth of his third grandson.

David was born on June 17, 1958 on the U.S. Navy Station in Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, to Ronald Correira and Rose C. (Kelly) Correira. During his youth, he lived in Louisiana, Germany, Texas, Oklahoma, Fall River, and Canada. David’s family moved to Somerset at the start of his freshman year, and he graduated from Somerset High School in 1976. He met his wife and high school sweetheart, Ann, on the school’s debate team. They were married 39 years, and together for 45 years.

David practiced law for 31 years, 11 of which were with his son Eric, specializing in trusts and estates. He was a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bars, and former partner at Holland & Knight LLP. David’s career achievements were innumerable. He was a respected lawyer who loved to learn, and a prolific writer and teacher who traveled the globe to share his time and talents. His deep and cherished relationships with his clients were the cornerstone of his law practice.

He received his BA from Bridgewater State University in 1980, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1984, his JD from New England Law | Boston in 1989, and a Master of Laws from Lazarski University Law School in 2018. He never stopped learning and taught at law schools in Boston and Europe (Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Hungary, and Russia). David had plans to teach in Shanghai, China, and was in the process of receiving his third master’s degree from the University of London School of Law.

David was active in his community, serving on the Town of Somerset’s School Committee and as Town Moderator. He also volunteered as a Scout leader and was a lector, CCD teacher, and eucharistic minister at St. Louis de France in Swansea, MA.

David is survived by his wife, Ann M. (Parent) Correira of Somerset, MA; son, Eric D. Correira and wife Allison E. Seitchik of Mansfield, MA; son, Jonathan D. Correira and wife Kristen Everman Correira of Brooklyn, NY; grandsons, Leo S. Correira and Eli S. Correira; and brother, Steven P. Correira of Somerset, MA.
Deborah A. Paulo
Deborah A. Paulo
Class of 1978
Passed Mar 09, 2019
Deborah A. (Carvalho) Paulo, 58, of Somerset, wife of Steven J. Paulo, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, after a yearlong illness. Born in Fall River, the daughter of Charles A. and Pauline T. (Phelps) Carvalho, of The Villages, Florida, she was a 1978 graduate of Somerset High School.

She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Charlton Memorial Hospital, and more recently was employed at VNA Care Resources of East Providence. Deborah’s genuine kindness and extremely giving nature served her well as a nurse, who always cared above and beyond for her patients. She enjoyed the beach and boating with her husband, and lived life to the fullest. She relished time spent together with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, and parents, she is survived by: three children, Derek M. Furness (wife Kim) of Somerset, Valerie R. (Paulo) de Melo (husband Chris) of Somerset, and Angela B. (Paulo) Beaudoin (husband Ronnie) of Quincy; two siblings, Cristopher Carvalho of The Villages, FL, and David Carvalho of Tarpon Springs, FL; two (plus) grandchildren, Karaline, Penelope and one “on the way;” and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Devyn Crosby
Devyn Crosby
Class of 2019
Passed Mar 27, 2020
Devyn M. Crosby, 18, of Berkley, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. He is survived by his parents, Bruce and Lisa (Lewis) Crosby of Berkley; a sister, Briana Crosby; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Virginia (Fish) Lewis and paternal grandparents, Bruce Sr. and Peggy Ann (Randall) Crosby.
Donna J. (sherman) Pacheco
Donna J. (Sherman) Pacheco
Class of 1974
Passed Nov 10, 2020
Donna J. Pacheco, 64, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and dearest of friends on November 10, 2020. She was the loving wife Michael J. Pacheco, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.

Donna was born in Fall River and was the daughter of the late Thomas Sherman and Gwendolyn (Curran) Sherman. Donna held a long and rewarding career as a registered nurse. She began her career in the maternity ward of Charlton Memorial Hospital and never left, having spent the last 40 years caring for newborns and their parents. Donna was a talented cross stitcher and created countless gifts for many. Donna also loved to spend hours planning family trips and vacationing with her loved ones, making many special memories. She also loved making and designing special birthday cakes over the years for her children and grandchildren.

Donna dedicated her life to her family and was a longtime member of both St. Thomas More Parish and St. Francis of Assisi (formerly St. Michael’s) where she served as a lector alongside her husband. She was a wonderful kind and caring woman who always put the needs of others before herself. Her heart was her guiding light, and it was important to bring her joy to others. With her comical ways, Donna could make light of just about any situation and always knew how to make others laugh. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her loving family and countless lifelong friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Bethany Henriques and her wife Nicole of Swansea, Kathryn Pacheco of Fall River and Michael Pacheco and his wife Courtney of Freetown; sister, Cheryl Ricardo and her husband Joseph of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Aiden Pacheco, Caydence Pacheco, Mason Pacheco and several nieces and nephews.

Donna is also survived by her “sisters of the heart” Jeanne Morrissette, Karin Stone and Jaye Fontaine.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10am in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.

Burial will follow in the Vinnicum Woods Cemetery, Swansea.
Donna M. (lavoie) Bibeau
Donna M. (Lavoie) Bibeau
Class of 1969
Passed Apr 04, 2019
Donna M. (Lavoie) Bibeau P.C.C., 67, wife of William R. Bibeau, passed away April 4, 2019, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Henry and Celia (Futardo) Lavoie, formerly of Somerset, Mass. She is survived by her two sons, William E. Bibeau of Bristol, R.I., and Jonathan R. Bibeau of Nashua, N.H.; her sister Michelle Linton and her husband Michael Linton of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a brother Steven Lavoie of California.
Elise M. (soares) Kennedy
Elise M. (Soares) Kennedy
Class of 1986
Passed Jan 27, 2018
Elise M. (Soares) Kennedy, age 49 of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Born in Fall River, she was the wife of the late Bruce Kennedy and the daughter of Antone Soares Jr. and Veronica D. (Rebello) Soares.

Elise was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1986 and continued her education obtaining two Associate Degrees at Bristol Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Services from Providence College. She had worked for Massachusetts Rehabilitative Service as a Social Services Counselor and had worked and volunteered at STARR where she also served on the Board of Directors.

Elise was also a volunteer for the Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Ministry, New Bedford, and for the Taunton Independent Baseball League for which her son played baseball for many years. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church, Somerset. Spending time with her son and watching him participate in many sports was her greatest joy. Spending time at the beach and by the ocean was her passion. She also had a huge heart for animals and would rescue any animal that needed help and taking in many of them as her own pets.

In addition to her parents, she leaves her greatest accomplishment, her beloved son: Colby J. Kennedy of Somerset; her two sisters: Claudia Beckner of Lawton, OK and Dolores Berge of Somerset. She was the beloved Godmother of her niece, Krista Gracia and also leaves behind two nephews, Ryan Berge and Dominic Gracia. She was also a great-aunt to 2 nieces and a nephew.

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