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Obituaries published Saturday, April 11

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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 12:00 am

Obituaries that were published on Saturday, April 11 were Mitchell MacDonald, of Marshfield, Maine, James F. Fyfe, 82, of Attleboro, and Theresa Regina (Brady) Bird, 83, of Taunton.

Mitchell MacDonald

MARSHFIELD, Maine - Mitchell MacDonald of Marshfield passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2009.

He was born in Milton, Mass. on Sept. 30, 1934, the son of the late Mitchell and Genevieve (Lindahl) MacDonald.

He is survived by a brother, Robert, and family of Florida.

Relatives and friends are invited to share with the family at the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 10 Cooper Street, Machias, Maine on Saturday, April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Burial will be beside his parents in Milton at the Milton Cemetery on Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited.

A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias. http://www.bragdonkelley.com">www.bragdonkelley.com.

James F. Fyfe, 82

ATTLEBORO - James F. Fyfe, 82, of Wilmarth Street, Attleboro, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed peacefully on Friday morning, April 10, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Rita T. (Boucher) Fyfe.

Born in Merrimac on June 19, 1926, James was a son of the late John and Muriel (Trull) Fyfe. He was raised in Merrimac and was a graduate of Westford Academy in Westford.

During World War II, Mr. Fyfe honorably served in the U.S. Army.

James was employed as a group leader for 42 years at the former Swank, Inc. in Attleboro, retiring in 1988.

Following retirement, James was a crossing guard for the City of Attleboro for nine years, serving at Hyman Fine Elementary School.

A communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Attleboro, James enjoyed bowling, reading, golfing and especially treasured the time he spent with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife Rita, James is survived by seven sons: James A. Fyfe of Dighton, David W. Fyfe and Randy E. Fyfe and his wife Kathy, all of Attleboro, Gregory D. Fyfe and his wife Diane of Rehoboth, Richard N. Fyfe and his wife Kim of Boca Raton, Fla., Paul J. Fyfe and his wife Debra of Attleboro and Christopher J. Fyfe and his wife Maureen of North Attleboro; three daughters: Leanne A. Moreau and her husband Ronald of Pawtucket, Jane M. Barnett and her husband Don of Greenbrier, Ark. and Leslie J. Ring of North Attleboro; two sisters: Margaret Swald of Pembroke Pines, Fla. and Maureen Kelly of Manville, R.I.; 26 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

James was the beloved father of Victoria Jeanne Fyfe, who passed in 1957, and dear brother of the late Ruth Johnson, John Fyfe, Albert Fyfe, Robert Descheneau and Michael Descheneau.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro.

A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, 208 South Main St., Attleboro, celebrated by the Rev. Philip Davignon, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville.

Mr. Fyfe will be laid to rest with full military honors recognizing his honorable service in the U.S. Army during World War II in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Dodgeville.

In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember James in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Caritas Radiation Oncology Program, 70 Walnut Street, Foxboro, MA 02035, and/or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or at: http://www.cancer.org">www.cancer.org.

An online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and additional information may be found at: http://www.duffy-poule.com">www.duffy-poule.com.

Theresa Regina (Brady) Bird, 83

TAUNTON - Theresa Regina (Brady) Bird, 83, formerly of North Attleboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Marian Manor in Taunton. She was the wife of the late William Bird.

Born in Stoneham on April 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Elvira (Emory) Brady.

Before retiring in 1987 from Hilsinger Corporation, Theresa worked many years at Texas Instruments where she reigned as "Miss Spencer Thermostat" in the early 1940's. She also volunteered at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for several years after retirement.

Theresa loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, sewing and making wool hooked rugs.

She will be sadly missed by many, but especially by her last surviving sister, Catherine Fernandes of Pawtucket; her two sons, William Bird Jr. and his wife Patricia of San Diego, Calif., and Michael Bird of Haydenville; three daughters: Lynne Villareal and her husband Carlos of Swanton, Vt., Judith Knox of LaMesa, Calif., and Donna Trudell and her husband Philip of South Attleboro. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. in the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro.

Visiting hours will be held Monday evening from 4 to 8 in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Marian Manor, 33 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780, Attn. Mr. Ray McAndrews.

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