|Obituaries published February 6, 1998
Howard B. Vail, 92
Lawyer; WWII veteran; leaves daughter on Cape
By CAPE COD TIMES
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Howard B. Vail, 92, who leaves a daughter in Hyannis,
died Jan. 30 at his home.
He was the husband of Alta Vail.
Mr. Vail was born in East Orange, N.J., and graduated from Princeton
University in 1926. He received a law degree from Yale Law School, graduating
magna cum laude.
After his admission to the New York bar in 1931, Mr. Vail practiced
law in New York City with Hughes&Hubbard.
During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946,
and was honorably discharged as a major.
Mr. Vail was legal counsel to the Board of Foreign Missions of the
United Presbyterian Church, serving in West Germany in 1950.
Mr. Vail worked with the United Nations International Refugee Organization
on the resettlement of displaced persons.
Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Patricia Gordon of Hyannis,
Judith Hanf of Guilford, Conn., Elizabeth Willard of Wayland and Linda
Kauffman of Deep River, Conn.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Boca Raton.
Edith E. Smith, 92
Retired kindergarten teacher; enjoyed bridge, playing piano
By CAPE COD TIMES
BREWSTER - Edith E. (Anderson) Smith, 92, a retired kindergarten teacher,
died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
She was the wife of David Smith, who died in 1987.
Mrs. Smith was born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. She graduated from
the Ethical Cultural School of Columbia University in 1927.
Mrs. Smith lived in Yonkers and wintered in Stuart, Fla., from 1971
to 1992. She moved to Brewster two months ago.
Mrs. Smith was a kindergarten teacher for 30 years in the Yonkers Public
School system, retiring in 1965.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Yonkers, the Amackassin
Club and the Retired Teachers Association.
Mrs. Smith was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing the piano
and classical music.
Surviving are a son, David N. Smith of East Orleans; two grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Getty
Square, Yonkers, NY 10703.
Marion Harrison Buckley, 97
Church member; enjoyed bridge, gardening, Red Sox
By CAPE COD TIMES
NORTH FALMOUTH - Marion Harrison Buckley, 97, an 18-year Falmouth resident,
died Sunday at her home.
She was the wife of C. Richard Harrison, who died in 1957, and Squire
Buckley, who died in 1980.
Mrs. Buckley was born in Pawtucket, R.I., and lived there most of her
life, moving to Falmouth in 1980.
She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Paul's
Episcopal Church in Pawtucket, R.I. Mrs. Buckley was a member of several
bridge clubs in Pawtucket and she enjoyed gardening.
She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Surviving are a daughter, Norma L. Pollitt; two sons, Charles C. Harrison
of Lincoln, R.I., and Richard N. Harrison Sr. of Brooklyn, Conn.; seven
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Upper Cape VNA, Ter Huen Drive,
Falmouth, MA 02540.
Cecile Adams, 79
Native of Canada; longtime Falmouth resident
By CAPE COD TIMES
FALMOUTH - Cecile (Fournier) Adams, 79, a longtime resident of Falmouth,
died Jan. 30 at the Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility.
She was the wife of the late James A. Adams.
Born in Black Lake, Canada, she lived most of her life in Falmouth.
She was a former communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Falmouth.
Surviving are a son, John M. Adams of Hyannis; two daughters, Cecile
M. Texeira and Patricia Bridges, both of New Bedford; a stepdaughter, Shirley
Adams of Martha's Vineyard; two sisters, Jeanne Fournier of Keene, N.H.,
and Marie Lourds Fournier of St. George, Canada; six grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
Services were private.
William H. Vaughan Sr., 68
Retired supervisor for Cape shipbuilding company
By CAPE COD TIMES
WAREHAM - William H. Vaughan Sr., 68, a retired supervisor, died Monday
at Falmouth Hospital after a long illness.
He was the husband of Bette L. (Peterson) Vaughan for 41 years.
Born and educated in Wareham, he worked for many years for Cape Cod
Shipbuilding Co. as a supervisor. He retired in 1990.
Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, William H. Vaughan Jr. of Wareham,
Jeffrey Vaughan of West Yarmouth, Larry Peterson of South Yarmouth, and
James Peterson of Hyannis; a sister, Turrie Silva of Truro; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at the Stott, Chapman,
Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham.
- This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times
to correct errors and include additional information.
Lydia I. Piermarochi, 69
Retired assembly worker; leaves sister on the Cape
By CAPE COD TIMES
FITCHBURG - Lydia I. Piermarochi, 69, who leaves a sister in Osterville,
died Jan. 28 at Leominster Hospital after an illness.
A lifelong resident of Fitchburg, she attended Fitchburg High School.
She was an assembler for Foster Grant in Leominster for 40 years until
her retirement in 1986.
She was a member of St. Anthony de Padua Parish and the Foster Grant
25 Year Club.
Surviving are a brother, Francis L. Piermarocchi of Fitchburg; a sister,
Philomena Reed of Osterville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony de Padua Elementary School
Scholarship Fund, 123 Salem St., Fitchburg, MA 01420.
Lydia Clementine Yacubian, 94
Former personnel manager; longtime Bourne resident
By CAPE COD TIMES
BOURNE - Lydia Clementine Yacubian, 94, a former personnel manager,
died Saturday at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
She was the wife of the late Levon M. Yacubian.
Born in West Somerville, she graduated from Somerville High School
in 1905 and from Radcliffe College in 1926. She moved to Bourne from Cambridge
Mrs. Yacubian worked as a personnel manager for Filene's Department
Store in Boston for 32 years. She was a member of the Old Colony Women's
Club, Aptucxet Garden Club, Bourne Historical Society and the Radcliffe
Club of Cape Cod.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Leslie Morenni of Fairfield, Conn.; two
stepsons, Lawrence Yacubian of Westport and Robert Yacubian of Chester,
N.H.; and four cousins.
A memorial service will be announced in April.
John K. Costello, 44
Labor relations lawyer; leaves family on the Cape
By CAPE COD TIMES
GLASTONBURY, Conn. - John K. Costello, 44, a labor relations lawyer,
died Saturday at Manchester Memorial Hospital of complications of pneumonia.
He was the son of Patrick and Sheila (Finn) Costello of Centerville.
Mr. Costello was raised and educated in Hingham, where he was active
in sports and the drama club. He continued to enjoy acting and directing
at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, while attending Harvard University.
He graduated with honors from both Harvard University and Suffolk University
Mr. Costello was employed for many years as a labor relations lawyer
at Southern New England Telephone. He was a member of the Connecticut Bar
Association and the American Bar Association.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Thomas Costello of
Marstons Mills; a sister, Patricia Selander of Scituate; a niece and a
nephew; and his former wife, Johanna Schaefer of Moodus.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at a time and place to
be announced later.
Memorial donations may be made to the John K. Costello Hingham High
School Scholarship Fund for Theater and Arts, c/o Hingham Institution for
Savings, 55 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043.
Evelyn Griffin, 97
Candy business owner; native of Mansfield
By CAPE COD TIMES
NORTH FALMOUTH - Evelyn Griffin, 97, former business owner, died Wednesday
at Royal Megansett Nursing Home.
Born, raised and educated in Mansfield, she lived there for many years
before moving to Florida. She had been a resident of the nursing home since
She was the owner and operator of Evelyn Candies until her retirement.
Surviving are five nieces, Elizabeth Griffin and Michelle Boulanger,
both of Bourne, Winifred Plausse of Norton, Darlene Wood-ard of Atlanta,
Ga., and Deborah Tosetti of Florida; and a nephew, Clifford Willis of Norton.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Prophett
Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, with visitation one hour before
the service. Burial is in Milton Cemetery, Milton.
Ernest R. Miranda, 67
Experimental machinist; Marine Corps veteran
By CAPE COD TIMES
BREWSTER - Ernest R. Miranda, 67, a retired experimental machinist,
died at home Wednesday after a brief illness.
He had been the husband of Suzanne (Jardine) Miranda since 1972.
Born in Boston, Mr. Miranda was a graduate of Brighton High School.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1948 and was discharged in 1950. He
worked as an experimental machinist for Honeywell Inc. in Newton, Brighton
and Lexington. He retired in 1989 after 37 years with the company.
He moved to Brewster from Revere in 1989. For the last eight years,
Mr. Miranda was employed at True Value Hardware Store in Brewster.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Ernest Miranda of San Diego,
Calif., Timothy Miranda of Holliston, Michael Miranda of Plattsburg, N.Y.,
and Mark Miranda of Mansfield; a daughter, Susan Briggs of Sharon; two
sisters, Philis McDaid of Fairport, N.Y., and Elaine Porter of Mims, Fla.;
six grandchildren; and his stepmother, Ella Miranda of Fairhaven.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nickerson Funeral
Home, Eldredge Park Way, Orleans. Burial is at 1 p.m. in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A,
Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Dominic L. Giampietro, 71
Former Osterville resident; engineer; land developer
By CAPE COD TIMES
NAPLES, Fla. - Dominic L. Giampietro, 71, a former Osterville resident,
died Sunday at home after a long illness.
He was the husband of Grace (Smith) Giampietro.
Mr. Giampietro was born in Norwood. He lived in Canton, Milton and
Osterville before moving to Naples in 1981. He made his living as both
a professional engineer and a commercial real estate developer.
Mr. Giampietro served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Giampietro was a former vice president and director of the Associated
Builders and Contractors Association of Massachusetts, a former president
of the Oyster Harbors Homeowners Association, as well as a member of the
Quail Creek and Grey Oaks Country Clubs in Naples. He was also a lifetime
honorary member of both the Florida Sheriffs Association and the 100 Club
He was an avid tennis player and traveler up until the time of his
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Richard Giampietro of Middleboro,
Mass., and Dean Giampietro of Telluride, Colo.; a sister, Jean McDonald
of Titusville; two brothers, Edward Giampietro of Estero and Louis Giampietro
of East Sandwich; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held in Naples.
Memorial donations may be made to the Naples Hospice or to a local
Norma Cox Raser, 63
Former Eastham resident; worked at Cape Cod 5 bank
By CAPE COD TIMES
PLANTATION, Fla. - Norma Cox Raser, 63, a former longtime resident
of North Eastham, died Jan. 30 in Plantation after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late William R. Raser.
Mrs. Raser graduated from Science Hill High School in Johnson City,
Tenn., and later moved to New York to become a model. She also worked for
Eastern Airlines for several years and for 12 years with several branches
of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.
She moved to the Cape with her family in 1977 and lived in North Eastham
for many years before moving to Florida in 1995. She was an active member
of the Eastham Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Kitt Raser Kelleher of Plantation; two stepsons,
William R. Raser Jr. of Lake Stevens, Wash., and James B. Raser of Houston,
Texas; her mother, Leota Jones of Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Janice
Jones of Silverthorne, Colo., and Millie Williams of Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
two brothers, John D. Jones of Birmingham, Ala., and Gregory Jones of Columbia,
S.C.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastham United
Memorial donations can be made to a local Hospice organization.
Obituaries published May 1, 1998
Jennarino S. Juliano, 77
Waltham city employee; decorated WWII veteran
SOUTH DENNIS - Jennarino S. Juliano, a retired city of Waltham employee,
died Wednesday at his home after a long illness.
He was the husband of Mary L. (Coraccio) Juliano.
He was born in Waltham and lived there until moving to South Dennis
in 1986. He worked for the street department of the city of Waltham for
During World War II he served in the Army, Company B of the 276th Infantry,
and was awarded a Silver Star. Mr. Juliano was also the recipient of a
citation for bravery from the city of Waltham for lifesaving heroism.
Mr. Juliano was a member of the Dante Aligheri Lodge Sons of Italy
No. 648 in Waltham, a member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post
No. 156 and a member of the Waltham City Employees Union.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Dolores A. Priest
of Sudbury, Jean M. Juliano of Hudson, and Linda A. Juliano of Brewster;
three sisters, Mary Calendrello of Wilmington, and Esther Abbondanzio and
Madge Allia, both of Waltham; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Monday at the Brasco &
Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St., Waltham with a Mass of Christian Burial at
9 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., Waltham. Burial will follow
in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Shirley Arthur, 77
Photojournalist; radio personality; bridge player
WEST FALMOUTH - Shirley (Staab) Arthur, 77, a retired journalist, died
Wednesday of respiratory failure due to complications of post-polio syndrome
at Falmouth Hospital.
She was the wife of Garfield M. Arthur.
Mrs. Arthur was born in Morenci, Ariz. She grew up in Morgantown, W.Va.,
where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at West Virginia University.
After graduation, she moved to Fitchburg, where she was an on-air personality
on WEIM. Mrs. Arthur later worked as a photojournalist covering the Kennedy
summer White House for WHDH-TV in Boston.
Mrs. Arthur had been a summer resident of West Falmouth for many years
until moving there permanently in 1970. She served on the board of the
Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts during the period of conception
and construction of the main campus. She was an avid bridge player and
ran a bridge clinic at the West Falmouth Library during the 1980s. She
was an associate member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and
a member of the Falmouth Hospital Auxiliary.
Besides her husband of 52 years, Mrs. Arthur is survived by a son,
Garfield M. Arthur Jr. of West Falmouth and Eastport, Maine; a daughter,
Pamela A. Baum of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Lydia Cozart of Lansdale, Pa.;
and two grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at a date to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 67
Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540.
George 'Bub' B. Sears, 92
Mason; carpenter; 'Mayor' of Chatham North Beach
DENNIS - George "Bub" B. Sears, 92, a lifelong resident of Dennis,
died Wednesday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, after a long illness.
He was the husband of Myra (Sears) Sears, who died in 1995.
Mr. Sears was born, raised and educated in Dennis. He worked as a carpenter
and mason for several contracting companies in the mid-Cape area until
his retirement in 1997, due to illness.
A longtime member of the Massachusetts Beach Buggy Association, he
was known as the "Mayor" of North Beach in Chatham. He also enjoyed fishing
Mr. Sears is survived by a daughter, Sally A. Barabe-O'Connell of Hyannis;
a brother, Roger Sears of West Yarmouth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Dennis Village
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Doane, Beal & Ames
Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dennis Rescue Squad, Route 28,
West Dennis, MA 02670.
Marjorie Dyer McDermott, 90
Federated Church member; hand bell choir member
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Marjorie Dyer McDermott, 90, former longtime resident
of South Orleans, died on Sunday.
She was the wife of Franklin McDermott, who died in 1983.
Born in Nashville, she was raised in Havre de Grace, Md., and graduated
from Randolph Macon Women's College in 1929. She married in 1930 and lived
in Tenafly, N.J., Winchester, and Darien, Conn.
She moved to South Orleans in 1974, where she was active in the community
and especially with the Federated Church of Orleans.
Mrs. McDermott pursued her talent for and love of music by supporting
the Cape Cod Symphony and Boston Philharmonic orchestras as well as being
a member of the Hand Bell Choir and an occasional organist at the Federated
She was an elder at the Norton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Conn.,
and a deacon at the Federated Church. She was also active in PEO chapters
in Connecticut and Massachusetts and a volunteer at the Snow Library in
Surviving are a daughter, Pat Clarkson of Villa Grande, Calif.; a son,
Bob McDermott of London, England; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
the Federated Church of Orleans. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Clare Berger Mulqueen, 71
Former Falmouth resident; social services director
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. - Clare Berger Mulqueen, 71, a former resident of
Falmouth, died Wednesday.
She was the wife of James H. Mulqueen.
Born in Passaic, N.J., she was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Church and a retired director of social services in Wilton, Conn.
After retirement, she and her husband lived in Falmouth for several
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Jane E. Mulqueen
of Passaic, N.J., Master Sgt. Susan Young of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.,
and Kati Jewitt of Lancaster, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Alice Grace Cole, 84
Retired educator; Red Cross worker
CHATHAM - Alice Grace Cole, 84, a retired educator, died April 17 at
Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, of heart failure.
Born and educated in Worcester, she was a graduate of Tufts University
in Medford. She was employed by the American Red Cross and served in Europe
during World War II.
After the war, Miss Cole moved to White Plains, N.Y. She was an adjunct
professor at Westchester Community College for 16 years and taught at the
business school of the college. She was a member of the College Club and
Women's Club, both of White Plains.
After her retirement, she traveled extensively in Europe and Japan
as a hostess for the International Arts Festival. She moved to Cape Cod
in 1984 from White Plains.
While in Chatham, Miss Cole was a member of the First Congregational
Church and the Council on Aging.
She is survived by a cousin, Phyllis Wheeler of Worcester.
Burial is private.
Obituaries published December 6, 1998
Mary E. West, 88
Retired schoolteacher; longtime Hyannis resident
HYANNIS - Mary E. (Bullock) West, 88, a retired teacher, died Thursday
at the Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth.
She was the wife of the late Harold W. West.
Born and raised in Arlington, Mrs. West graduated from St. Peter's
School in Cambridge, Arlington High School and Fitchburg Normal School.
Mrs. West taught at the Crosby School in Arlington. Shortly after her
marriage in 1940, she settled in Hyannis where she taught for many years
at Hyannis East Elementary School until her retirement in 1975.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Retired Teachers
Association. She enjoyed traveling.
Surviving are a son, Thomas W. West of Centerville; four daughters,
Pauline Franke of Grand Haven, Mich., Frances A. Liberis of West Hartford,
Conn., Patricia Carney of Smithfield, R.I., and Barbara J. Curley of Quincy;
13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. Monday from the Doane, Beal &
Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, with a Mass of Christian burial
at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, Centerville. Burial will follow
in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O.
Box 550, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Gwyn-Era Curry, 72
Elected Regent of the Catholic Daughters
EAST DENNIS - Gwyn-Era (Davies) Curry, 72, died yesterday at the Cranberry
Pointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Harwich after a long illness.
She was the wife of Joseph W. Curry for 50 years.
Born, raised and educated in Boston, she moved to East Dennis in 1972
Mrs. Curry was the first elected Regent of the Catholic Daughters of
the Americas, Our Lady Queen of the Seas Court.
She is survived by two sons, John Curry and James Curry, both of East
Dennis; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Curry was also the mother of the late Maryann Curry.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday from the Hallett Funeral Home,
273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
at Our Lady of the Cape Church, Stony Brook Road, Brewster. Burial will
be at 2 p.m. in Mount Hope Cemetery, South Weymouth.
Visiting hours are 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association
of Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter, P.O. Box 953, Barnstable, MA 02630.
Helen F. Giles, 84
Office clerk; New Bedford native; leaves family on Cape
NORTH DARTMOUTH - Helen F. (Peck) Giles, 84, who leaves family on the
Cape, died yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
She was the wife of the late Stephen Giles.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven before
moving to North Dartmouth.
She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church and a graduate of New
Bedford High School.
For more than 25 years, Mrs. Giles was employed at Morse Twist Drill
Co. in New Bedford as an office clerk.
She is survived by a niece, Judith P. Gaylord of Monument Beach; and
A funeral service will be held at noon Monday in the chapel of Grace
Episcopal Church, 422 County St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in South
Memorial donations may be made to the memorial fund of Grace Church,
133 School St., New Bedford, MA 02740.
Roberta L. "Bobby" Kilroy, 61
Retired flight attendant; leaves family on Cape
DUXBURY - Roberta L. "Bobby" (DiPersio) Kilroy, 61, who leaves family
on the Cape, died unexpectedly Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital
Born and raised in Boston, she lived in Bridgewater before moving to
Duxbury in 1976, where she was a communicant of Holy Family Church. She
was a 1955 graduate of Whitman High School and also attended high school
in Jamaica Plain.
She was a flight attendant for Delta Airlines for 35 years, retiring
in 1994. She was a recipient of the Delta "Red Feather Award" for her kindness
and special assistance toward a young girl and her family, during and after
a flight to the Children's Hospital. She also appointed the girl an assistant
flight attendant, including the wings and a hat.
Her hobbies included antiques and collectibles and knitting afghans
Surviving are her parents, Carlo and Annette (Stearns) DiPersio of
Duxbury; two sons, Robert Kilroy of Alexandria, Va., and Matthew Kilroy
of Duxbury; a daughter, Laura Kilroy of Duxbury; a sister, Patricia Mackenrodt
of East Bridgewater; two brothers, Carlo M. DiPersio of Sandwich and Paul
A. DiPersio of Kingston; a grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday from the Shepherd Funeral Home,
216 Main St. (Route 106), Kingston, followed by a Mass of Christian burial
at 1:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church in Duxbury. Burial is private.
Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, 31 Blossom
St., Boston, MA 02114.
Helen R. Saline, 74
Homemaker; secretary at Statehouse during WWII
SANDWICH - Helen Ruth (Virgin) Saline, 74, a homemaker, died Wednesday
at her home.
She was the wife of the late Ronald Saline.
Born in Billerica, she graduated from Woburn High School and worked
at the Statehouse in Boston as a secretary during World War II.
After her marriage in 1946, she lived in Brockton for a few years before
moving to West Bridgewater, where she lived for 42 years. She moved to
Sandwich in 1992.
While living in Sandwich, she was a volunteer at the Glass Museum and
for Elder Services. In Brockton, she was involved with the First Congregational
Church as a Sunday school teacher, and in the women's fellowship.
She also enjoyed sewing and cooking.
Surviving are a daughter, Janet R. Battema of Woodbridge, Conn.; two
sons, Richard R. Saline of Sandwich and Robert A. Saline of Leyden; two
sisters, Vivian I. MacLennan and Shirley A. Virgin-Erskine, both of Leyden;
four brothers, Ernest E. Virgin, James M. Virgin, John J. Virgin and Leo
F. Virgin, all of Leyden; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson-Bourne
Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m.
prior to service. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater.
Mary Ferreira, 81
Provincetown homemaker; enjoyed cooking, embroidery
BREWSTER - Mary Rose (Greeley) Ferreira, 81, a Provincetown native,
died at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center yesterday after
a long illness.
She was the wife of Joseph Ferreira, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Ferreira was born and raised in Provincetown. She lived there
for her entire life before moving into Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center a month ago.
Mrs. Ferreira was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and doing embroidery
work. She also helped her husband, who was a fisherman. Mrs. Ferreira helped
him pack squid and clean clams.
She enjoyed bass fishing with her family at Peaked Hill and tending
to the family's chickens and pigs. Mrs. Ferreira also enjoyed sledding
with her daughters and grandchildren in the winter.
Surviving are two daughters, Rose Palheiro of Brewster and Patricia
Souza of Provincetown; a brother, Eugene Peters of Provincetown; a sister,
Edith Medeiros of North Truro; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, Box
109, Provincetown, MA 02657.
Frederick W. Eldridge III, 51
Korean War veteran; leaves family on Cape
PLYMOUTH - Frederick W. Eldridge III, 51, who leaves family on the
Cape, died unexpectedly Thursday at Jordan Hospital from natural causes.
He was the husband of Judith H. (Mikkola) Eldridge.
Born in Taunton, Mr. Eldridge lived in Plymouth since 1985 and previously
lived in Middleboro. He was a 1962 graduate of Middleboro Memorial High
School and also graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1972
with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Mr. Eldridge served in the Army during the Vietnam War in Korea. After
his discharge, he joined the Army Reserve, 187th Infantry Brigade as a
unit administrator, retiring after 25 years of service about two years
ago. Since his retirement, he had continued to work as a civilian employee
of the Army Reserve.
His hobby was guns and he was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Delana A. (Gifford)
Eldridge of Middleboro; a brother, Robert I. Eldridge of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and East Dennis; a niece; a grandniece; and a cousin.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Egger Funeral
Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro. Burial will follow in Quivet Neck Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20
Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
Mary Carchedi, 87
Homemaker; native of Italy; leaves family on Cape
NORWOOD - Mary (Cirillo) Carchedi, 87, who leaves family on the Cape,
died yesterday at Caritas Norwood Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Domenic Carchedi.
Born in Italy, Mrs. Carchedi attended Cambridge schools and lived in
Norwood for 80 years.
She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in
Surviving are two sons, Ralph Carchedi of Revere and Joseph Carchedi
of Norwood; five daughters, Barbara Clinton and Joann Nelson, both of Norwood,
Carmela Sawyer of Walpole, Laura "Lorraine" Coyne of Dennis and Mary Jane
Bruce of Marstons Mills; three brothers, Samuel Cirillo and Pasquale Cirillo,
both of Norwood and Ralph Cirillo of New Jersey; a sister, Stella Pungitore
of Norwood; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Catherine Coughlin.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's
Church in Norwood. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Kraw-Kornack
Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St., Norwood.