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2017 Passings

Dorothy Eileen Gates, 76 years old, of Sandwich, Mass, passed Tuesday June 6th, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Boston, Mass. to her late parents William A. and Mary C. MacDonald. She moved to Cape Cod as a child with her family and grew up in Hyannis. She graduated from Barnstable High School and Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing. She went on to train as a nurse anesthetist at Boston City Hospital. She joined the Airforce and trained at the school of Aerospace Medicine in Texas. She was involved with casualty staging units during the Vietnam war and continued with the 74th and later and the 439th TAC Hospital as a reservist at Westover Airforce Base. She retired as a Lt. Colonel with the Airforce.


As a nurse anesthetist, she was the first nurse anesthetist hired at Baystate Medical Center and was appointed chief nurse anesthetist and continued to work in the field for over 50 years. She held offices with her local CRNA and state CRNA components. She held office on the Board of Anesthesia for Massachusetts for which she worked with state and local representatives of Massachusetts to pass legislation for improving pay for advanced practice nurses. Prior to her passing she was working as a nurse anesthetist in Sandwich, Mass. 

Dorothy is predeceased by her 2 brothers William J. MacDonald and Robert L. MacDonald. She is survived by her brother Douglas M. MacDonald and her sister June M. Nese. She is also survived by her 3 children; Rebecca Gates, Matthew Gates, and Rachel Gates-Bell, former husband; Stephen M. Gates, her 2 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. 


Visiting hours will take place Thursday June 22, 2017 from 4pm - 8pm at Nickerson- Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, Mass. 02563. A Catholic Mass will be held June 23rd at 11 AM at Corpus Christi Church in East Sandwich, Mass. A committal military service with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. at 12: 45 pm.

Contributions can be made in her memory to the following: St. Jude, Catholic Charities, and the American Cancer SocietyIf you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures please click here.


2016 Passings

Mary C. Fenwick, RN/CRNA, 68, of Marble St. In Lee, died Friday morning at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after being involved in auto-pedestrian accident on West Park St. in Lee She was born in Pittsfield on November 29, 1947 the daughter of Howard and Mary Catherine O'Brien Fenwick. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School and from Lee High School in 1965 and in1968 from St. Luke's School of Nursing.


In 1968 she began working at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and then attended Russell Sage College where she received her Master's Degree as an Anesthetist. She retired in 2014 from BMC after 46 years of service Mary was a communicant of St. Mary's Church where she was a Eucharist Minister and a member of its adoration society. She was also a member of the Tri-Town Board of Health and was also active in many church and civic activities.


She leaves her brother Edward J. Fenwick and his wife Charlotte Friedman of Princeton, NJ , her sister Ann Fenwick Beinema of Southbridge, MA, and her nieces and nephews Matthew Beinema, Jason and Rose Fenwick and Rafer Friedman


FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for Mary C. Fenwick will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the Kelly Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 and on Wednesday morning from 8:30 until 9:30. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make donations to St. Mary's Church in care of the Kelly Funeral Home at 3 Main St. Lee, MA 01238. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures please visit our web site at


2015 Passings

Fred F. Magdalenski, age 80, Certified Registered Nurse anesthetist, retired Army Colonel and founder of office Anesthesia Consultants Inc., died Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Newburyport after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Elaine F. (Martin) Magdalenski.

Born in Easthampton, MA. on July 5, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Rose (Pawelczyk) Magdalenski. He was a graduate of Easthampton High School, Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago, Ill. and from St Lukes Hospital School of Anesthesia, Aberdeen, SD.

He entered the military as a 2nd Lt. And served on active duty as a nurse anesthetist at Fort Ord, Ca. and the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Ascom, Korea. He remained in the army reserves and served with the 44th General Hospital, Madison, WI., 331st General Hospital, Lawrence, MA,. 351st General Hospital, Bedford, MA. 173rd Medical Group, Chicoppe, MA. and 804th Hospital Center. Bedford, MA. He held positions as Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Chief Nurse, and attained the rank of full Colonel. He was awarded nine military medals including the Korean Defense Medal. He was a graduate of Command and General Staff College, Commandants list, and was considered for Brigadeer General of the Army Nurse Corps, Reserve Component.

In civilian practice he was Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Stoughton Community Hospital, Stoughton, WI., St. Francis Hospital, Freeport, IL. and twenty eight years as Chief at the Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA. He was founder and president of Office Anesthesia Consultants, Inc, which was the first in the area to provide anesthesia in an office setting for plastic surgeons, opthalmologist, dermatolgist, and dentist in MA. and NH.

During his tenure at the Veterans administration he introduced anesthesia for electro convulsive therapy, endotracheal anesthesia for diagnostic and dental procedures. He was instrumental in introducing inhalation therapy, regional and spinal anesthesia. He also established a urological clinic for ambulatory patients and conducted the first urodynamic studies. He presented two professional papers dealing with urology at the Northeast Gerentological Association meeting. - Click here to view the obituary.

Richard J. Martin in Taunton, June 18, 2015. Husband of Elaine (Atwood) Martin died at his home peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 66. Born in Taunton, Richard was the son of Claire (Beaulieu) Martin Hathaway and the late Joseph Martin. He was a graduate of Msgr Coyle High School class of 1966 then he joined the US Air force from 1968-1972, after that he was a graduate of Massasoit Community College and then when on to St Joseph School of Nursing to become at Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Richard was a member of Segregansett Country Club and the Taunton PACC. He was the father of Scott Martin and his wife Kimberly of Raynham, Christopher Martin and his wife Kristen of Raynham and Nicole Jacyszyn and her husband John of Westford. Step father of David Correia and his wife Anna of No Dighton and Linda Saxon and her husband Rob of Rehoboth. Grandfather of Lillian, Andrew, Kyle, Chloe, Roland, Wyatt and step grandfather of five. Brother of Margaret Coulombe and her husband Tom of Taunton, Louise Tarbox and her husband Tim of Coventry, RI, Carol Rubin and her husband Howie of Wakefield and Elaine Hutchins and her husband Ted of Taunton.

A service will be held at the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton Thursday, June 25th at 10 AM. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 5-8 PM. Interment St Joseph Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers donations in Richards memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice Care, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA, 02368 or Norfolk Center for Cancer Care & Hematology, 1073 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA, 02301. Visit our website to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions. - Click here to view the obituary at  


 2014 Passings

Thomas B. Norcross, 64, of Wareham, Mass., passed away Monday November 10, at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Thomas was the husband of Suzanne (Tetrault) Norcross of Wareham and the son of the late David Norcross and Claire (Crosieur) Norcross Donovan.

Thomas was born in Brockton and attended Brockton public schools. Thomas graduated from Brockton Nursing School and Emanuel College with a Bachelor in Science in Nursing. He worked for many years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Thomas was also a retired Lt. Colonel serving in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1971 to 1998. Thomas also enjoyed photography, fishing, computers, yard work and camping.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jason, Jeffrey, and Gregory Norcross of California and Chatham, Lydia, Bellamy and Sophie Norcross of Wareham. He is the brother of David Norcross Jr., of Wareham, Pamela Newcomb of Plymouth and Kathleen Nichols of Florida. He is the grandfather of Claire and Luke Norcross of Calif., and the son-in-law of Paul and Rebecca Tetrualt of Wareham. He was the brother of the late Linda Norcross, Florence Norcross and Alan Magnus.

A committal service will be held on Friday November 14, at 11:15 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, 1 Bennington Blvd. Bourne. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend and to please gather at the cemetery at 11 a.m. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit Arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home, 5 Center Street Wareham, MA.

This memoriam was published in Wareham Week on November 13, 2014. 

Jeffrey J. Lawrence
, 66, of New Bedford died June 3, 2014 at Hathaway Manor after a long illness. He was the husband of Nancy C. (Barker) Lawrence.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Antonio J. and Anastasia D. (Dubac) Lawrence, he was raised in Dartmouth and lived in New Bedford most of his life.

Mr. Lawrence was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church.
He was employed in many different nursing fields throughout his career including leading the school of nurse anesthesia at Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he also published pioneering research on intraoperative physiology. He had an innate fluency with science and technology, which was always appreciated by his beloved family for whom he revamped innumerable broken gadgets, cars, and fledgling science projects. He also coached the family's children in sports, borrowing on athleticism that earned him the nickname "The Toe" at Bishop Stang High School after setting a longstanding record for field goals made.

Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Jay Lawrence, M.D. and his wife Stephanie Lawrence, M.D. of Worcester and Jonathan Lawrence of New Bedford; a daughter, Tara Lawrence of Dartmouth; a brother, Jay Lawrence of Georgetown, MA; and 3 grandchildren, Abigail, Joshua and Owen.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Schwartz Center for Children, 1 Posa Place, Dartmouth, MA 02747.

2013 Passings

Jeanne M. Michaud, 54, of Georgetown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, December 25, at her home. She was born in Lawrence, January 17, 1959, daughter of Marie G. (Kenney) Michaud of Haverhill and the late Raymond J. Michaud. Jeanne was educated in Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Lawrence. She attended Salem State College and earned her Anesthesiology degrees from St. Vincent School of Anesthesia, Worcester and Northeastern University. For over 10 years she was employed as a Nurse Anesthetist for North Shore Cataract and Laser Center, Andover. Prior to this she was employed at Union Hospital, Lahey and Anna Jacques Hospitals. Jeanne was a former CCD Teacher at St. Marys Church, Georgetown, and enjoyed traveling, biking, reading. Besides her mother her survivors include her husband of 22 years, Walter Buddy Brannon of Georgetown, a son, Alexander J. Brannon of Georgetown, a sister, Anne M. and her husband Jonathan Farrow of Glendale, CA, a brother, Ronald J. Michaud of Lawrence, her father-in-law, Walter J. Brannon, Sr. of Sewickley, PA and several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was the sister of the late Raymond J. Michaud and Pauline M. Cronkite. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Memorial Service on Thursday afternoon, January 2, at 2:00 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Visitation will precede the Memorial Service on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:45 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donors choice . Condolences to her family may be made here

Mary C. Gammon, of Rockland, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 15, at the age of 71. Born in Weymouth, Mary was raised and educated in Rockland. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart in Kingston. She graduated from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing and became an RN, and then graduated from Albany Medical Center and became a CRNA. She was a Rockland resident for over 50 years. Over the years, she enjoyed phone calls and traveling with her good friends. Devoted sister of Francis Gammon and his wife Janet of Holbrook. Dear cousin of Fran Baldessarini and her husband Ross of Waban. Also survived by her niece, Rachel, and nephews Timothy and Paul. Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Michaels Church, Avon at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 - 8 p.m. Interment Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marys name can be made to the Chapel of Our Savior, 475 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301. For online guest book and directions, please visit the website,  Click here to see more.

Dorothy M. Lena, 89 of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham died Monday, September 9 in Danvers. Born in Waterbury, CT on December 29, 1923 the daughter of the late Walter and Madeline (Burke) Lena. Miss Lena was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School and later from the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She had been a long time Wakefield resident and was a retired Nurse Anesthetist from the Boston City Hospital. She was the sister of the late Madeline "Betty" Carney and husband David. She was the cousin of Judith Benson of Pembroke and the late Maryalice Burke. She was also the aunt of David C. "Chuck" Carney and Lisa Urizandi. Her funeral service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield on Saturday, September 14 at 4:00 pm. Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the service beginning at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the M.S.P.C.A. – ANGELL 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130. Click here to see more

Maureen Totten of Worcester, formerly of Arlington passed away on February 19, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Mary Totten. Loving sister of Marcy Blake of Arlington. Devoted aunt of Courtney Blake and her husband Andy Bellizia of Stoneham, Robert Blake of Arlington, Yvonne and Candice Haskell of OH. Also survived by many cousins and many friends.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

2012 Passing

JABOUR, NATALE ANGELA (54), RN, CRNA of Providence, Rhode Island and Brookline, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly on March 29, 2012. Born in Providence, she was the cherished daughter of Adele (Thomas) Jabour and the late Joseph Jabour. She attended Classical High School and the University of Rhode Island where she earned a BS in Nursing.

She later attended University of New England in Biddeford, Maine where she became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She was a CRNA in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She was a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Natale loved shopping, baking and was an avid Celtics fan.

She loved the ocean and could be found every Sunday in the summer at Second Beach Middletown, Rhode Island. Besides her mother, Natale is survived and will be sorely missed by her two brothers Paul V. Jabour, Esquire and Dr. Vincent F. Jabour and her four sisters, Mary Martha McLaughlin, Dr. Bernadette F. Jabour, The Honorable Christine S. Jabour, and Clare Jabour-Sidman, Esquire. She is also survived by her loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Scholarship is being established in Natale's name at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, c/o 343 Broadway, 2nd Unit, Providence, Rhode Island 02909.

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