Gilbert Carvalho, 83, a lifelong resident of East Taunton, Mass., died of heart disease Sept. 2 at Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, Mass.
Calvalho owned The Messenger News, a local newspaper, in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
He leaves his wife, Eleanor; a daughter, Noreen; a son, Brian; four grandchildren.
Philip Gimli-Mead, 63, of Daleville, Va., died Sept. 18.
He founded The Islander of South Hero, Vt., which was the first newspaper in the Champlain Island area.
He leaves a brother; two sisters; his fiancé, Heidi Miller.
Bernard F. ‘Rocky’ Sullivan
Bernard F. “Rocky” Sullivan, 83, of Somerset, Mass., died Sept. 15 at the Catholic Memorial Home of Fall River, Mass.
Sullivan began his career as a reporter in 1969 at The Providence (R.I.) Journal, and was promoted to manager of its Washington County bureau in 1973. He later was named assistant city editor of the then-Evening Bulletin of Providence.
In 1998, Sullivan became editor of The Herald News of Fall River, Mass., and executive news director for radio station WSAR-AM in Fall River.
He did public relations for The Salvation Army. For 20 years, he was public relations officer at the Bristol County sheriff’s office in Massachusetts. While there, in 2003, Sullivan directed weekly writing classes for female inmates at the Bristol County House of Corrections of North Dartmouth, Mass.
He leaves his wife, Rosanne; two sons, David and Jason; five grandchildren; a sister.
Robert D. ‘Bob’ Veillette
Robert D. “Bob” Veillette, 72, of Naugatuck, Conn., died Sept. 13 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.
Veillette began his journalism career in 1969 at the former Naugatuck Daily News, where he was city editor, assistant wire editor, wire editor, and eventually managing editor. He then was managing editor of the Republican-American of Waterbury.
In 2006, Veillette had a stroke, leaving him mute and paralyzed. From 2011 to 2014, he participated in a research study devoted to helping people with verbal and motor issues communicate through a prosthetic device that reads neural signals. The research has implications in helping people with strokes, spinal cord injuries, and other forms of paralysis.
William J. Pape II, editor of the Republican-American, said in Veillette’s obituary in the Republican-Amercan: “Bob was a good newspaperman, a good leader and a good man. What befell him was a tragedy for him and his family he and they did not deserve. The newspaper men and women he worked with were devoted to him and he has been sorely missed.”
Veillette leaves his wife, Bonnie; three children, Stephanie, Dr. Gregory and Mark; several grandchildren.
Jon Breen, 81, of Dover N.H., died Sept. 14 at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
He was executive editor at The Telegraph of Nashua, N.H., and opinion page editor at Foster’s Daily Democrat of Dover. He retired in 2010.
He leaves his wife, Sally; two stepsons, Bradley and Joseph; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
Christina Van Horn
Christina Van Horn, 66, died Aug. 14 at her home in Concord, N.H.
Van Horn began her editing career at the Concord Monitor and was employed at Associated Press bureaus in Concord and in Hartford, Conn. She was a copy editor on the local and wire desks for The Boston Globe and of its Calendar section.
Van Horn was a business agent for the Boston Newspaper Guild.
At the time of her death, she was an editor for PlaidSwede Publishing of Concord.
She wrote book and DVD reviews monthly that ran in the Concord Monitor and The Suncook Valley Sun, based in Pittsfield, N.H.
Van Horn leaves her mother, Maureen; two sisters, Stephanie and Erica.
Aaron Wise Smith
Aaron Wise Smith, 33, of New Haven, Conn., died Aug. 31 in New Haven.
He was an editor for the New Haven Register.
He leaves his parents, Mary and Stephen, and three brothers, Dan, Peter and Tim.
Frederick A. Smock
Frederick A. Smock, 76, of West Brookfield, Mass., died Sept. 2 at his home.
Smock was a reporter for 35 years for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. He retired in 2006.
He leaves a sister, Elizabeth; three nieces, Sarah, Angela and Kari; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
James Cooper Saunders Jr.
James Cooper Saunders Jr., 81, of Yarmouth, Maine, died Sept. 13 at Brentwood Rehabilitation Center in Yarmouth after a brief illness.
Saunders most recently was a reporter and photographer for The Forecaster, based in Falmouth, Maine. He also has been a general assignment reporter at the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass., and reporter and writer with the Portland Press Herald and Evening Express of Portland, Maine.
He leaves his wife, Nancy; three brothers, Wilford, Joe and Bradley; two sisters, Sally and Sissy.
John Swiriduk Jr.
John Swiriduk Jr., 84, of New Hampton, N.H., and formerly of Southboro and Framingham, Mass., died Sept. 7 in New Hampton, N.H.
He was a sports journalist for the then-Boston Traveler and the Boston Herald. While in the Army, he was a journalist for the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Germany.
He leaves a son, John; a sister, Patricia, and brother-in-law, Richard; a niece; two nephews.
William Joseph Treloar
William Joseph Treloar, 67, of Ansonia, Conn., died Sept. 2 at his home.
Treloar served in the U.S. Navy and in 1976 was awarded an honorable mention for Military Photographer of the Year. After being released from the Navy, William took photos as a staff member for local newspapers, including The Evening Sentinel of Ansonia and The Milford Citizen, both in Connecticut. He also took photos for The West Haven News.
He leaves his wife, Melinda; a son, Paul; a daughter; a granddaughter; three siblings.
Shirley Madden, 90, died Aug. 22.
During the 1950s, Madden wrote a political column on the front page of the Stratford (Conn.) News, using the pen name of John Francis.
She leaves two sons, Christopher and Michael; three grandchildren, Kerry, Erin and Robert III; seven great-grandchildren.
Michael Victor Garzillo
Michael Victor Garzillo, 82, of Rochester, N.H., died Aug. 26 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a period of declining health.
Garzillo became a columnist in the early 1970s for Foster’s Daily Democrat of Dover, N.H., where he was employed for 24 years before joining the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald.
He became a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association in 1981. He was elected its president in 1999.
He was a freelancer and contributing editor of Outdoor Times, wrote the New Hampshire chapter of the Macmillan Fishing Encyclopedia, was the New Hampshire editor for New York Sportsmen magazine. He also was the New Hampshire editor of Outdoor Life Magazine for 17 years and was a six-year member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
He was recognized with a lifetime membership in the New England Outdoor Writers Association.
Garzillo leaves his wife, Jean; three sons, Jon, Tom and Michael; seven grandchildren; a sister.
Christine ‘Chris’ Dunlap
Christine “Chris” Dunlap, 67, of Lowell, Mass., died Sept. 18 at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Dunlap was a journalist at The Sun of Lowell in the early 1980s.
She later became a writer at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She was promoted there to director of communication and marketing, a job she had for a decade.
Dunlap was a freelance opinion writer for The Boston Globe NorthWest edition from 1990 to 1993.
In 2004, Dunlap became executive director of broadcast and the Student Media Center for UMass-Lowell. In 2008, she was named UMass-Lowell’s executive director of strategic communications.
Dunlap co-authored the book “To Enrich and To Serve, the Centennial History of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.”
She leaves her husband, Bill; a son, Greg; a daughter, Kate; a stepson, Billy; three grandchildren; two brothers; her former husband, George McKenna.
Albina H. (Novash) Shliapa
Albina H. (Novash) Shliapa, 92, of Worcester, Mass., died Aug. 25 at her daughter’s home in Auburn, Mass.
After graduating from high school, Shliapa was an interpreter and editor for a local Lithuanian newspaper.
She leaves two daughters, Nancy and Frances; two grandchildren, Ashley and Brant; a sister.
Michael P. Bearse
Michael P. Bearse, 57, of Hampden, Mass., died Sept. 5 in a motorcycle accident in Granby, Mass.
Bearse was a district manager for The Republican of Springfield, Mass., for more than 35 years.
He leaves his parents, Charles and Joyce; three daughters, Charlotte, Samantha and Courtney; three grandchildren; his former wife, Elaine; a brother; a sister.
Armand Paul Larochelle Jr.
Armand Paul Larochelle Jr., 82, of Cumberland, R.I., died Sept. 1 after a lengthy debilitating illness.
Larochelle was an apprentice at The Times of Pawtucket, R.I., in 1958. He later joined The Providence (R.I.) Journal as a compositor and was employed there for 38 years before his retirement in 2001.
He leaves his wife, Simone; five sons, Michael, Andrew, Gary, Eric and Adam; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two siblings.
William F. ‘Bill’ McManus
William F. “Bill” McManus, 87, of Medford, Mass., died Sept. 2.
For more than 30 years, McManus was a printer for the Boston Herald American and other area newspapers.
He leaves his wife, Theresa; a son, William; six daughters, Mary, Rita, Eileen, Monica, Sarah and Christine; 22 grandchildren; a sister.
Bernard William Julian Sr.
Bernard William Julian Sr., 98, of Somers, Conn., died Aug. 27 at his home.
Julian began his career in the newspaper industry in June 1937 when he was hired in the mailing room of the then-Springfield (Mass.) Daily News. Later, he was a printer for the Springfield newspapers that have been consolidated into The Republican and its sister Sunday newspaper.
He leaves his wife, Anne; three daughters, Mary Ann, Patricia and Teresa; a son, Bernard; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.
Judith Ann (Mahoney) Clancy
Judith Ann (Mahoney) Clancy, 76, of Westbrook, Maine, died Sept. 14 in her home from complications stemming from heart disease.
She had retired from her longtime job as a proofreader at the company that published what is now the Portland Press Herald and its sister Sunday newspaper, the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland.
She leaves three children, Michael, Jonathan and Elizabeth; three grandchildren, Ryan, Madeline and Jared; a sister.
John Birchard, 81, of Silver Spring, Md.., died Aug. 22 at home.
Birchard was a freelance writer whose work appeared in publications, including Connecticut Magazine of New Haven, The Hartford Courant Sunday Magazine, and AutoWeek, based in Detroit. In the 1980s, he announced auto racing events for ESPN, based in Bristol, Conn., and was an auto racing reporter for Enterprise Radio, a short-lived network in Avon, Conn. Birchard wrote a book about Enterprise Radio in 2010 called “Jock Around the Clock.”
He became news director for WKCI-FM and WAVZ-AM in New Haven in 1986. From 1993 to 2008, he was an international radio news broadcaster and automotive reporter for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C.
Birchard leaves his wife, Donna; a brother, Roy; several cousins.
Neil R. Cronin
Neil R. Cronin, 78, of Shrewsbury, Mass., died Sept. 18 at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester, Mass.
Cronin was employed for two years in the sports department at the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass.
He leaves his wife, Michelle; a sister, Jo-Anne; a brother, Arthur.
Hazel M. (Crowley) Valcourt
Hazel M. (Crowley) Valcourt, 89, of Townsend, Mass., died Aug. 7 at home.
Hazel was employed in circulation for local newspapers for many years. She retired several years ago.
She leaves three children; Edward, Arthur and Sandra, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ajoa Addae, Jenna Ciccotelli, Nadine El-Bawab, Angela Gomba, Nico Hall, Kaitlyn Mangelinkx, Monica Nair, Georgeanne Oliver, Rebekah Patton, Casey Rochette, and Casey Ross.