Apr 01, 1928 - Nov 01, 2023
Yannick M. Depina
Feb 29, 2000 - Mar 01, 2024
Yannick M. Depina (24) of Brockton, MA passed on March 1, 2024. Yannick Depina was born in Fogo, Cabo Verde on February 29, 2000, to his loving parents Antonio Barbosa Depina and Anita Vieira Depina. Yannick leaves behind his loving parents Antonio and Anita Depina, siblings Silverio, Ivandro, Eanes and Eiara Depina, along with a host of many other loving relatives and friends. Viewing services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 5:00-8:00PM located at the George Lopes Funeral Home, 647 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. The funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10:00AM located at St. Edith Stein Parish, 71 E. Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. To leave condolences to the family, please visit To to the family, please
William F. Clark
Mar 24, 1940 - Feb 26, 2024
These words from Todd Baptista-William F. “Bill” Clark, longtime host of Music Heaven on WATD-FM in Massachusetts, co-producer and host of several R&B vocal group harmony concerts with me in Southeastern New England, and the proprietor of the former Music Heaven record shop in North Easton, passed away overnight February 26, 2024 at home in Brockton, MA. Bill was 83 and had been fighting an aggressive form of lymphoma. I was living in Boston and going to school there when I read about a record convention that was taking place at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel one Sunday morning in 1986. I was a few months shy of my 19th birthday, but I had a specific list of records I was looking for - all early rhythm and blues, vocal group harmony, first-generation rock’n’roll. I remember passing the tables of heavy metal, hair band and British Invasion music and stopping at the end of the room where this fellow had a large display of albums and 45s. What made me stop was a sky-blue album cover he had for sale with a picture of the Five Willows on it. That’s where and when I met Bill Clark. It was the first thing I bought from him. I showed him my list and he was pleasantly surprised with what I was looking for – the music from his youth, not mine. He said, “I really like your taste”. I met up with him again a couple more times and found out he was living in the North Easton area, worked for the post office, and was planning on opening his own record store. He was honest. He was fair. But he also wasn’t someone people could take advantage of. He was a Navy veteran and also a veteran of the Boston streets and subways. We became close friends. You always knew where you stood with Bill. In the business of buying and selling records and producing concerts- which we did together for a few years- there are lots of stories of swindling, broken promises, violated trust, and severed relationships. Bill had an interaction like that with the great Chuck Berry himself. If you treated him with disrespect, he wasn’t going to stand still for it. He didn’t care who it was. Yet in 38 years of friendship, there was never a cross word or disagreement between us. Together we planned, we dreamed, we celebrated- we traveled to New York and New Jersey- sharing many milestone moments. We did a lot of laughing. Bill didn’t dwell on negative thoughts. It was a trait that would be invaluable for the last 25 years of his near 84-year lifespan. When he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 1999, there was a point where his chance of survival was identified as 5%. Through chemotherapy and radiation, he pushed on. With razor-blade swallowing sore throats, the loss of his hair, and drug-induced swelling, he pushed on. Retired from the postal service, he still made it to the store to work every day. He traveled, he produced, and planned and hosted concerts with me, and he maintained his weekly radio show, Music Heaven, on WATD. That Sunday night program began in 1997 and after 27 years was still running at the time of his death. Bill built up a loyal and devoted following of fans who tuned in every Sunday night, calling in requests, sharing stories, or simply checking in. On the few occasions he needed someone to fill-in and I had the opportunity to do so, I was amazed to find the show attracted 50 to 75 calls every Sunday. There was no “on air” persona. No pretense. He was a guy who loved the music, inviting you into his record room to share music and memories. And for more than a quarter of a century, people loved that. He built a family – a community of devotees – tied together by their mutual love and respect for the music. Through personal experience, I came to find that any detractors he had possessed ulterior and often selfish motives to the detriment of the hobby, the music, and the pioneering artists who made it. His respect for the artists and the musicians was absolute. In recent years, doctors told him that the radical surgery he had undergone at the time of his initial diagnosis would not be the course they would follow today. However, they admitted, they never expected that he would live so long. The vast majority of folks had no idea of what he went through. An accident caused him to lose the use of several fingers. He somehow managed to find ways to joke about it in his deadpanned low-key style. Over time, the surgical scarring claimed his ability to eat, to drink, and to breathe- forcing him to use tube feeds and a tracheostomy. Eventually, it took his voice, as well. Yet, none of these obstacles ever claimed his resolve, his determination or his drive. But with challenges come special Blessings. Through it all- his life partner of nearly 30 years, Claire, was unconditional in her support and love. Today, our seniors are all too often left to be cared for by court-appointed guardians and are placed in skilled health care facilities. But Bill always had the Angel by his side, whether it was standing in the sunshine or seeking shelter from the storm. To remain in your own home, with comfort and peace, with a supportive caregiver, is a Blessing that can never be overlooked or overstated. As for me- I’m comforted by the recurring thought that with our friendship came an understanding, a loyalty, and a trust that I treasured. I always say that the bonds we forge and cultivate with those we love can transcend the passage from this life to the next. Bill will always remain a part of my life. In my vision of music heaven, Bill is with my dad, our dear friend Eunice, and our radio pal, George, cherishing the songs and the artists he loved. His voice is loud and clear and he’s enjoying the pizza and the cup of coffee he’s waited so long to enjoy again. -Todd Baptista Bill is survived by his life partner, Clara “Claire” Lineberry of Brockton; he was the beloved father of Donna McNally of Raynham, Lori Meunier (and Dave) of Middleboro, Mari Psarakis (and Peter) of PA and John Lineberry; loving grandfather of Amanda McNally of Bridgewater, Courtney Mandeville (and Jeff Rosen) of Halifax, Casey and Connor Mandeville both of Norton, Madee, Makenzie and Marissa Psarakis, and Sarah Lineberry; great-grandfather of Ava Babcock, Henry Babcock, Kyla McNally of Lakeville, Lily, Charlotte and Hazel of Halifax; Bill is also survived by his brothers John Clark of Florida, Robert Clark and sisters Sandra (Don) O'Connor of Florida, Geraldine Monterio of Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at a later date. To to the family or in memory of William F. "Bill" Clark, please
Sharon L. Duarte-White
Jan 02, 1962 - Feb 21, 2024
Sharon L. Duarte -White was born on January 2, 1962, in Brockton, Massachusetts, to Fred Bester and the late, beloved Charlene Duarte McGee Medina. She graduated from Brockton High School and pursued a path of true Human Service. She worked for many years for Shaw’s Supermarket and in Medical Administration for Goddard Hospital. Sharon lived her life loving and caring deeply for others; she was a compassionate, humble servant of the Lord. As a dedicated member of The Lighthouse of Faith In Christ Jesus in Brockton, Sharon shared her beautiful voice in the church’s Voices of Faith choir ministry. Sharon was also a dynamic Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader at the Baptist Church of All Nations in Taunton. She loved attending church and was a genuine woman of God! Sharon was also a creative artist who enjoyed arts and crafts. She placed her special touch on exquisite, floral table centerpieces for special events. She enjoyed innovative decorating in her home as well. Sharon is also preceded by her late, dear stepfather Sam McGee. She leaves to mourn her stepfather, Enrique Medina; her husband, Howard White; her siblings Wayne "Skip" Wesley McGee (Christine McGee), John "Jay" Joseph McGee (Carlo Caramanna), and Victoria Ann Medina; her aunts Priscilla "Pat" Gomes and Rev. Dayan Duarte Johnson; and, her nieces and nephews Michaela McGee, Jason McGee, Kyle McGee, Nicole Medina, Natalie Medina, and Nicholas Medina. She also leaves to carry on an array of grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. We are thankful to the Lord for giving us such a blessed woman on earth! She will be missed, yet always in our hearts! To leave condolences to the family, please visit http://www.georgelopesfuneralhome.com To to the family, please
Oct 02, 1939 - Feb 26, 2024
Alcino Depina (84) of Brockton, Massachusetts departed his earthly life on February 26, 2024. Alcino Depina was born on October 2, 1939, in Maio, Cabo Verde. Alcino is preceded by his Wife Harminia Fortes. Alcino leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly. Viewing services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 5:00-8:00PM located at the George Lopes Funeral Home, 647 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, located at St. Edith Stein Parish beginning at 10:00AM. Proceeding the Funeral Service will be interment to Melrose Cemetery in Brockton, MA To to the family, please
Clayton J. Morsett Jr.
Sep 27, 1948 - Feb 25, 2024
Clayton J. Morsett Jr., 75, of Jaffrey, NH, passed away on February 25, 2024, at VA Boston Healthcare Hospital in Brockton, MA, following a period of declining health.Clayton was born on September 27, 1948, in Malden, MA, a son to the late Clayton J. and Gertrude M. (Dunn) Morsett Sr. Clayton attended and graduated from Malden High School class of 1966.He was a proud Army veteran who served between July of 1968 until July of 1974, and was stationed in Germany. Clayton was also an avid fisherman. In keeping with Clayton’s wishes, there will be no services.Please consider making a memorial donation in Clayton’s name to: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
George "Sonny" Bradshaw Jr.
Sep 02, 1942 - Feb 24, 2024
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Aug 10, 1950 - Feb 25, 2024
Uslande Guerrier, 73, of Brockton, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2024. Complete obituary to follow. All are welcome to calling hours Thurs., March 7th from 5-8 p.m. at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, his funeral service Fri., March 8th at 10 a.m. at Waitt Funeral Home and burial at Melrose Cemetery, 88 North Pearl St., Brockton. Live streaming of Uslande’s wake and funeral will be available.
Robert Irvin Hopkins
Jan 30, 1949 - Feb 15, 2024
Robert “Hop” Irvin Hopkins, 75, of Wrentham, MA passed away peacefully at the Brockton VA Hospital on February 15th, 2024. Hop was born in West Bridgewater, MA and was the son of the late Irvin Hopkins and Eunice (Townes) Hopkins. Hop attended King Phillip High School and lived in Massachusetts most of his life. He joined the Army in 1969 and was a combat retired Vietnam Veteran in 1971. Hop was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal of Commendation First Oak Leaf Cluster, and Medal of Commendation for Heroism. Hop was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan and a Civil War buff. He enjoyed being outdoors whether riding his Harley, 10-Speed, or fishing. He was happiest working in the woods and planting daffodils. Hop was preceded in death by his sisters Janet Packer and Linda Bickford. He is survived by sisters Nancy Plante and Charlene Howell and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by hi good friends Oriean Clayton and Donna Hopkins. A memorial service will be held in the woods this Spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Hop’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans Https://help.DAV.org/donate.
Carmillia M. (Wayshak) Pique
May 10, 1943 - Oct 18, 2023
Carmillia M. (Wayshak) Pique, 80, of Brockton, passed away on October 18, 2023. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. of Demascus, Syria and Josephine (Postizzi) Wayshak of Augusta, Sicily. Carmillia was the beloved mother of Yvette W. Gallagher and her husband Wayne Gallagher of Moodus, CT, Dr. Teodolinda W. Pique and her husband Joseph Radwich of Lowell, MA and Anitra V. Pique of Southbridge, MA; and a loving grandmother of Nicole Brumley and Joseph Cullen and great grandmother of Autumn and Hannah Brumley and Mia and Joseph Cullen, Jr. There will be two events for Carmillia: the first is a Celebration of Life Party on April 6th in Lowell, MA and the second Celebration of Life is on May 11th at a location in Plymouth, MA for Family and close friends. Please contact Teo Pique for more information at 510-332-1819. To to the family or in memory of Carmillia M. (Wayshak) Pique, please
Carleton E. Hicks
Apr 14, 1942 - Feb 17, 2024
Carleton E. Hicks, born on April 14th, 1942, in Brockton, MA sadly passed away on February 17, 2024. He was a man who brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. His great sense of humor and love for telling jokes made him a beloved figure in his community. Carleton was a proud veteran of the US Army and a dedicated teamster as a professional truck driver. Aside from his work, Carleton had a passion for sports, particularly the Red Sox and Patriots. He enjoyed watching movies, dining out, and spending time at the beach during his retirement years. His jokes always preceded him, and his presence brightened the lives of those around him. Carleton is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Hicks, daughters Jennifer McDonald and Danielle Strong, stepson Ric Ellis, stepdaughter Sammi Hutchison, brother Bob Hicks, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne, Ma, on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 12:45 pm, open to the public. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice are appreciated. Directions to Funeral Home