WAREHAM -- Ethel (Myers) Larson, of Rochester,
died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Forestview Nursing Home. She was the widow
of Henry A. Larson Sr.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late
Georgiana and Edward Myers.
Mrs. Larson enjoyed knitting, crafts and bingo.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Robinson of
Carver, Henry Larson of Rochester and Chris Larson of Belchertown; a daughter,
Eleanor Kelley of Virginia; and grandchildren.
Her services will be private.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of Massachusetts.
KENNETH A. HAMMOND
NEW BEDFORD -- Kenneth Allen Hammond, 76, of New
Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the
husband of Thelma L. (Smith) Hammond; they celebrated their 52nd anniversary
Born in Barnstable, the son of the late Charles
S. and Louise May (Band) Hammond, he spent his youth in Fairhaven and resided
in New Bedford for most of his life. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High
Mr. Hammond was employed with Pinkerton Security
Service for eight years and for the former Brenneke Pies in New Bedford
for several years as a driver and delivery man.
He was a Navy radarman on the USS Ebert and USS
Midway during World War II, earning the American Area Medal, European Theater
of Operations Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
He was a past member of the American Legion Post
166 in Fairhaven. He was an avid woodworker who enjoyed working in his
basement and was known to family and friends as Mr. Fix It. He had a passion
for baseball, especially for the Boston Red Sox.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Sandra
G. Belong and Donna L. Bassett and her husband, Eric, all of New Bedford;
two brothers, Charles S. Hammond Jr. of Leesburg, Fla., and Edward Hammond
of Falls Church, Va.; a granddaughter, Pamela E. Stuart of New Bedford;
a great-grandson, Liam Patrick Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Scott A. Hammond
and grandfather of the late Lisa Belong-Cody.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the
Dartmouth Funeral Home of Waring-Sullivan, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth.
Burial will be in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven.
JAMES W. GIBLIN
NORWOOD -- James Walter Giblin, 81, of Norwood,
died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Caritas Norwood Hospital. He was the husband
of Pauline Florence (Vagliquette) Giblin.
Born in Boston, the son of the late Catherine (Moran)
and John Giblin, he lived in Norwood for 45 years. He was a communicant
of St. Catherine Church.
Mr. Giblin was a retired general manager for B.
Feneno Co., Boston.
He served in the Army during World War II and was
a member of the American Legion Post Norwood and Norwood Knights of Columbus.
He was a graduate of Boston Trade School.
He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Mark Giblin
of Norton, John Giblin of Mansfield and Joseph Giblin of Somerville; four
daughters, Paula Brownhill of New Bedford, Diane Sheehan of Norwood, Kathryn
Stanislawzyk of Shrewsbury and Theresa Johnson of Norton; three sisters,
Margaret Daley of Dedham, Loretta Donnelly of North Attleboro and Helen
Daley of Norwood; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late James Giblin and
Paul Giblin and brother of the late John Giblin, Thomas Giblin, Joseph
Giblin and Theresa Sheridan.
His funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St.
Catherine Church. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home,
1248 Washington St.
SISTER JULIETTE LEBLANC
QUEBEC CITY, Canada -- Sister Juliette Leblanc,
S.C.Q., also known as Sister Denisa, 86, a Sister of Charity, died Monday,
Nov. 18, 2002, at the Mother House in Quebec City.
Born in Cascapedia, Quebec, the daughter of the
late Guillaume and Emilia (Arsenault) Leblanc, she entered the Congregation
Sister Denisa came to New Bedford, Mass., at Sacred
Heart Home in 1963 and served as a nurse until 1996.
Following retirement in 1996, she resided at the
Survivors include a sister, Yvonne, a sister of
the Good Shepherd; nieces and nephews; and all her sisters of the Sisters
of Charity of Quebec Congregation.
Her funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. today in the
Chapel of the Mother House. Interment will be in the Sisters of Charity
Community Cemetery, Beauport, Quebec.
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Helen (Viveiros) Goulet, 89, of
Hickery Post Court, Centreville, formerly of Holland Street, Fall River,
Mass., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Fairfax Nursing Center. She was the
widow of F.X. Napoleon Goulet.
Born in Somerville, Mass., she was the daughter
of the late Jesse and Mary (Medeiros) Viveiros.
Mrs. Goulet was a machine operator in the garment
industry in Fall River until she retired in 1962.
Survivors include a son, Roger P. Goulet of Victoria,
Australia; a daughter, Barbara Brown of Fairfax; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Anthony Viveiros
and Mary Brilliant.
Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rogers
& Sons Funeral Home, 1521 N. Main St., Fall River, with a Mass at 10
at St. Joseph's Church, North Main Street, Fall River. Burial will be in
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.
ALLAN T. LAINE
WAREHAM -- Allan Tauno Laine, 69, of Wareham died
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley
(Clapp) Laine; they were married 39 years.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Tauno
Laine and Linnea (Halunen) Laine-Salo, and the stepson of the late Harry
Mr. Laine was an auto body technician and worked
at numerous repair shops in the Wareham area.
He graduated from Wareham High School in 1951.
He enlisted in the Air Force in 1953 and served during the Korean War;
he was honorably discharged in 1957. He received the National Defense Service
Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Michael A.
Laine of Wareham; a sister, Barbara (Laine) Lee, and her husband, Bill,
of Trumbull, Conn.; a brother-in-law, Raymond Clapp, and his wife, Alice,
of Rochester; and four nephews, James Clapp and William Clapp, both of
Rochester, and Tracy Lee and Eric Lee, both of Trumbull.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stott,
Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway. Burial
will be in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester.
FALL RIVER -- Jason "Jay" Pereira, 22, of Cheryl
Drive, Swansea, formerly of Fountain Street, Fall River, died Sunday, Nov.
17, 2002, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Fall River, the son of Manuel J. and Ann
M. (Machado) Pereira of Swansea, he lived in Swansea 13 years.
Mr. Pereira worked with his father as a carpenter
for several years with Manuel J. Pereira Home Improvement.
He graduated from Case High School in 1999 and
was a member and captain of the Case Cardinals football team; he also was
a member of the track team.
He was a member of St. Dominic's Church, Swansea,
and a former member of Santo Christo Church, Fall River.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Paul
Pereira of Swansea; a sister, Jessica Pereira of Swansea; his maternal
grandmother, Maria (Martins) Machado of Fall River; and aunts, uncles and
He was the paternal grandson of the late Manuel
and Diamantina (Fernandes) Pereira, and the maternal grandson of the late
His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Santo Christo
Church, Columbia Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
STEPHEN J. MURRAY
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Stephen John Murray, 46, of Orlando,
formerly of Fairhaven, Mass., died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Nov. 12,
Born in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Stanley
J. Murray Sr. of Venice and Eunice (Robins) Zelle of Edgartown, Mass.,
he spent his youth in Fairhaven, moving to the Orlando area two years ago.
Mr. Murray was employed in the construction industry
in Florida as a heavy equipment operator. While living in Massachusetts,
he was employed as the director of maintenance in a New Bedford nursing
home. He was also employed as a commercial scalloper from New Bedford and
Fairhaven for 12 years, retiring in 1987.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting
Survivors include his parents; a stepfather, William
Zelle of Edgartown; three brothers, Stanley J. Murray Jr. of Miami, James
H. Murray of Fairhaven and Michael D. Murray of Port St. Lucie; two sisters,
Patricia A. Oliver of Fairhaven and Erica L. Elliot of Melbourne; a niece,
Melissa Oliver; and a nephew, Neil Oliver.
Private arrangements are by the Fairlawn Home of
Waring-Sullivan, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.
GEORGE J. COUTO
BOSTON -- George Joseph Couto, 39, of Dennis Port,
formerly of Upton and New Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Massachusetts
General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in New Bedford, the son of Joseph T. and Judith
(Pine) Couto of New Bedford, he lived in Guilford, Conn., and Upton. He
resided in Dennis Port for the past several months. He was a communicant
of Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster.
Mr. Couto worked at Bayer Aspirin Co. while he
lived in Guilford, and at Sepracor Drug Co. in Marlboro as a registered
pharmacist while he resided in Upton; he was director of organized customer
strategy and operation.
He graduated from St. Mary's Elementary School
and New Bedford High School, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.
He was former president of Phi Delta Chi, ETA Chapter.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, kayaking,
running, driving his 1965 Mustang convertible, and being with his children
and spending time with them on the beach.
Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandmother,
Anne Pine of New Bedford; two sons, Kevin J. Couto and Michael C. Couto,
both of Upton; a daughter, Caroline A. Couto of Upton; two brothers, Mark
J. Couto and his wife, Lynn, of Brewster, and Thomas Couto and his wife,
Michele, of Mattapoisett; a sister, Veronica Gagnon, and her husband, Jeffrey,
of Westport; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and godchildren;
and many friends.
His funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St.
Mary's Church, New Bedford. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, New
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley
Blvd., New Bedford.
ALICE CAMARA, 93
NEW BEDFORD -- Alice "Simbala" (Viveiros) Camara,
93, of University Drive, Westport, formerly of Hope Street, Fall River,
died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of
Jacinto Rafael Camara.
Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Manuel
"Simbala" Viveiros and Maria (Arruda) Viveiros, she moved to Santa Barbara,
Sao Miguel, Azores, at the age of 2, then moved to Fall River in 1953.
She resided in Westport four months. She was a member of Santo Christo
Church, Fall River.
Mrs. Camara was a floor worker at Betsy Ann Manufacturing
for many years until she retired. She was a member of the Sociedade Cultural
Survivors include two sons, Manuel "Simbala" Viveiros
Camara of Westport and Joseph "Simbala" Viveiros Rafael Camara of Assonet;
two brothers, Jose "Simbala" Viveiros and Henrique "Simbala" Viveiros,
both of New Bedford; five sisters, Virginia "Simbala" Correia, Inez "Simbala"
Furtado, Ambrozina "Simbala" Medeiros, Conceicao "Simbala" Carvalho and
Lourdes "Simbala" Arruda, all of New Bedford; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Manuel "Simbala"
Viveiros, Jose "Simbala" Viveiros, Alice "Simbala" Viveiros, Marianna "Simbala"
Barreira, Maria "Simbala" Cabral, Filomena "Simbala" Soares, Olivia "Simbala"
Supriano and Theresa "Simbala" Viveiros.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Manuel
Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 1521 N. Main St., Fall River, with a Mass
at 11 at Santo Christo Church, Columbia Street, Fall River. Burial will
be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.
GERTRUDE E. BERNARD, 90
NEW BEDFORD -- Gertrude E. (Galloway) Bernard,
90, of New Bedford died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Bedford Village Nursing
Home. She was the widow of Osford G. "Golf Ball" Bernard.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Clarence
and Mary E. (Galloway) Stuart, she lived in the West End of New Bedford
most of her life. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bernard provided housekeeping and child care
services in area private homes for many years. She later was a foster grandmother.
She was a member of the Susan Sullivou Temple No.
94 and Cape Verdean-American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include a grandson, Scott Bernard; a
godchild, Kevin Lloyd; her caretaker, Jackie Lloyd; and many cousins and
She was the mother of the late Joanne Bernard.
Her private committal service will be held in Rural
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for
Funerals, 495 Park St.
MR. ALVAREZ FRANCISCO ALVAREZ
NEW BEDFORD -- Francisco "Frank" Alvarez, 49, of
New Bedford died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital after a
long illness. He was the husband of Gloria (Santos) Alvarez.
Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, the son of Justiniano
and Aleja (Fernandez) Alvarez, he formerly lived in New York; he resided
in New Bedford eight years. He was a communicant of St. Kilian's Church.
Mr. Alvarez was an auto mechanic at Goyette's until
He loved cars and was known to many as an excellent
mechanic. He enjoyed being with his family and close friends.
Survivors include his widow; his parents; a son,
Francisco Alvarez Jr. of New Bedford; four daughters, Alice Alvarez and
Gloria Alvarez, both of Puerto Rico, Jennifer Alvarez of New York, and
Maritsa Alvarez of Connecticut; a brother, Luis Alvarez of Puerto Rico;
a sister, Judith Amendolare of Florida; and six grandchildren.
His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at
St. Kilian's Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine-Lopes Funeral
Home, 129 Allen St.
LAURENCE D. ALMEIDA
HOUSTON -- Laurence D. Almeida, 40, of Jefferson
Drive, Lake Charles, La., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the Veterans
Affairs Hospital, Texas Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Laurence
F. Almeida of New Bedford and the late Joyceline L. Cabral, he lived in
this area until 1977. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Mr. Almeida was a crew chief with the Blue Angels
from 1987 until his illness in 1989.
He was a decorated Navy veteran for his service
on the USS Coral Sea during the bombing of Libya in 1986. He was proud
of his service in the Navy.
Survivors include his father; three sisters, Karyn
Estrella and Annette Almeida, both of New Bedford and Dianne Sousa of Acushnet;
a daughter, Kristy Bang of Lake Charles; several nieces and nephews, including
Jaimie Pogany and Lauryn Estrella; and aunts and uncles.
He was the brother of the late Daniel J. Almeida.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home,
4321 Lake St., Lake Charles.
This obituary is being published again to correct
correct information provided to The Standard-Times.
WALTER J. SZELA
NEW BEDFORD -- Walter J. Szela, 58, of New Bedford
died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Geraldine B. (Pontes) Szela.
Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Frank and
Genia (Barzikowski) Szela, he lived in New Bedford most of his life. He
was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Mr. Szela formerly worked at Revere Copper Products
He was a Marine Corps veteran and received the
Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
His favorite pastimes were reading, gardening,
computers and electronics.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, Theodore
Szela of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Kathy Szela and
His funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St.
Casimir Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Acushnet Avenue. Burial
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Machnowski-Schick Funeral
Home, 472 Ashley Blvd.
CARLOS A. BOLARINHO
PROVIDENCE -- Carlos A. Bolarinho, 45, of Chapin
Avenue, died at home Monday, Nov. 18, 2002.
Born in Villa Franca, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was
the son of Jacinto and Irene (Arraial) Bolarinho of Providence. He came
to the United States in 1979, settling in Providence.
Survivors include his parents; five sisters, Maria
Macaroco and Maria Fatima Macaroco, both of New Bedford, Mass., Ana Arraial
of East Providence and Maria De Fontes and Natercia Fontes, both of Providence;
four brothers, Manuel Bolarinho and Jose Bolarinho, both of East Providence,
his twin, Jacinto Bolarinho and Alfredo Bolarinho, both of Providence;
and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be at 8:45 a.m. Thursday from
the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway. His funeral Mass will be at 10
a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East
ANTONE C. TAVARES
FAIRHAVEN -- Antone C. Tavares, 83, of Fairhaven,
died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Gloria (Moniz) Tavares for 58 years.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel
C. and Rose Costa (Leste) Tavares, he had lived in Fairhaven for the past
52 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
Mr. Tavares served in the Army during World War
II on Guadalcanal. After the service, he was the founder and owner of his
family's business, Tavares Upholstery, for 50 years.
He was a member of the Portuguese-American Club.
He was active in youth hockey with his sons, both
as a sponsor and a coach.
He was a committee member instrumental in the building
of the present fire station in Fairhaven. Though, he was very active in
the Fairhaven community, he was very family oriented first and foremost
and loved them all.
He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, traveling, photography
and playing the organ. He was very proud of and meticulous in the care
of his yard.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Anthony
Tavares, Ronald Tavares and James Tavares, all of Fairhaven; three daughters,
Rosemary Aubut of Westport, and Barbara Davis and Terry Dawson, both of
Fairhaven; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces
He was the brother of the late Joseph and Manuel
Tavares, Mary Costa and Anna Arruda.
His funeral will be at 8 a.m. Monday from the Fairhaven
Funeral Home, 117 Main St., with a Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church.
Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, New Bedford.
MATHIEW J. SZULIK, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Mathiew J. Szulik, 91, of New Bedford,
died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph
and Marianna (Dykas) Szulik, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He
was a communicant of St. Hedwig Church.
Mr. Szulik worked as general manager at the C.E.
Beckman Co. for 73 years until his retirement in December.
He loved to travel and read. He was an avid magician
and talented harmonica player.
Mr. Szulik will be remembered for his bright blue
eyes, warm smile and unique sense of humor and his commitment to his faith.
He lived a full, honest life bringing happiness
to everyone he met.
Survivors include a brother, Raymond W. Szulik
of New Bedford; two nephews, Peter Szulik and Matthew Szulik, both of Raleigh,
N.C.; a niece, Annemarie Colleary of Ridgefield, Conn.; three great nephews
and two great-nieces.
He was the brother of the late Walter P. Szulik,
Stanley J. Szulik and John F. Szulik.
His funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday in St.
Hedwig Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Machnowski-Schick Funeral Home,
472 Ashley Blvd.
JOSEPH R.A. FORGUE
FAIRHAVEN -- Joseph Roger Arthur Forgue, 85, of
Fairhaven, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Alden Court Nursing Care &
Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Laurette F. (Brousseau) Forgue;
they were married 57 years.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Josue
and Laura (Jodoin) Forgue, he lived in New Bedford and Acushnet before
relocating to Fairhaven four years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Fairhaven.
Mr. Forgue was formerly employed by various local
grocery stores as a meat cutter, retiring from Lloyd's Market in Rochester.
He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, holding
the rank of master sergeant. He served in the battles of Air Offensive
Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal,
European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Distinguished
Unit Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Poirier Post and a former member of the Royal Travelers.
Mr. Forgue enjoyed singing and sang with the Tex
Bennekee Band when he was overseas. He also sang with various groups at
Lincoln Park and Acushnet Park as well as at various churches for wedding
and social functions.
He was a member of the Jolly Seniors.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Robert Forgue
and his wife, Dianne, of North Dartmouth; five daughters, Pauline Bispo
and her husband, Jose, and Atty. Susan Forgue Weiner and her husband, Stanley,
all of New Bedford, Elaine LaBelle and her husband, Richard, of Acushnet,
Rachel Szklany and her husband, Stephen, of Windham, Maine, and Christine
Kelley and her husband, Steven, of Pembroke, N.H.; five grandchildren,
Kimberly Bispo, Karen Bispo, Richard LaBelle, Greg Szklany and Adam Szklany;
a great-granddaughter, Allison LaBelle; a brother, Paul Forgue and his
wife, Annette, of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Leo Forgue, Raymond
Forgue, Irene Roy, Loretta Lamarche and Lucille Miranda.
His funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at
St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley
FRANCIS J. ENOS
DARTMOUTH -- Francis J. Enos, 88, of Dartmouth,
died Friday, March 21, 2003, at home following a brief illness. He was
the widower of Mary (Monte) Enos.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joaquin
and Mary (Dutra) Enos, he lived in Dartmouth for a number of years.
He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
Mr. Enos was formerly employed by M&S Dress
Shop as a sewing machine mechanic. Previous to that, he was employed by
He was a past president of The Benevolent &
Protective Order of Elks lodge in New Bedford.
His passion was cars, especially MGs, which he
collected and restored. He also donated faithfully to St. Jude's Hospital
in memory of his late daughter.
Survivors include a brother, Jose Ignacio of Dartmouth;
a sister, Mary Quail; and nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Jacqueline Enos,
His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in
St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be private.
Arrangements are by Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home,
129 Allen St., New Bedford.
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FREEMAN H. BOARN
BOURNE -- Freeman H. "Bud" Boarn, 75, of Wareham,
died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was the husband of Joan N. (Pelland) Boarn; they were married 47 years.
Born in Berkeley, he lived in Wareham for many
Mr. Boarn was the owner of the Boarn Cattle Ranch
in Wareham, where he was well known for raising beef cattle for more than
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter; three
grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Alden of Oxford; and nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in
the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway,
Route 28, Wareham. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Wareham.
DONALD E. DUFF
LOUDON, N.H. -- Donald E. Duff, 60, of Chestnut
Circle, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at home surrounded by his family
and friends. He was the husband of Tricia (Quinn) Duff; they were married
Born in New Bedford, Mass., a son of Flora (Boyer)
Duff of Acushnet, Mass. and the late Ernest Duff, he attended local schools.
He was a Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Perkins
and was a member of the Admiral's Readiness Operations Team.
Mr. Duff moved to New Hampshire in 1970. He began
working at Energy North Propane in Concord in 1977. At the time of his
retirement in 2002, he was vice president of operations and had worked
at Energy North Propane for 25 years.
He was very active in the propane industry, including
being a member and director of the Propane Gas Association of New England
and a member of PGANE's Emergency Response Committee. He was also a member
of the New Hampshire Heating Systems Certification Advisory Board; advisor
to the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and
Training; instructor for the National Propane Gas Association's Certified
Employee Training Program; member of the Propane Education and Research
Council's acclaimed Propane Emergencies Program and advisor to the New
Hampshire Technical College Heating Program, and was a well-known volunteer
instructor for many New England fire departments promoting propane education
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting,
fishing, hot air ballooning, reading, traveling, his second home in Aruba
and watching sunsets. He also loved his two dogs, Claude Monet and Bonnie
Survivors include his mother; his widow; a daughter,
Shannon Young of Bradford; three sons, Derek Duff of San Francisco, Nicholas
Perry of Concord and Christopher Perry of Concord; two granddaughters;
two brothers, Robert Duff of Fairhaven, Mass. and David Duff of New Bedford;
a sister, Vivian Bischel of Bexley, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 170 Loudon Road, Concord. Burial will
be at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
Arrangements are by the Waters Funeral Home, 50
S. Main St., Concord.
FRED N. GEYER, 91
LAKEVILLE -- Fred N. Geyer, 91, of Lakeville, died
Monday, March 17, 2003, at Island Terrace Nursing Home after a period of
declining health. He was the widower of Alice M. (Robbins) Geyer, to whom
he was married for 68 years.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Henry
and Josephine (Panchely) Geyer, he was a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Geyer was formerly employed as a machinist
at the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, R.I.
He enjoyed sport fishing and bowling.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Edna E. Dandrea
of Sebring, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Alton Robbins of Dartmouth; a niece,
Alice Ohm of Sebring; a nephew, Paul Dandrea of St. Cloud, Fla.; and several
great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was the brother of the late Henry Geyer Jr.
and uncle of the late William P. Dandrea.
In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated.
Arrangements were by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New
HJALMAR C. KNUTSEN
NEW BEDFORD -- Capt. Hjalmar C. "Charlie" Knutsen,
85, of Fairhaven, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was the husband of Aslaug (Flydal) Knutsen; they would have celebrated
their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 7.
Born in Haugesund, Norway, a son of the late Hjalmar
C. Knutsen and Signe (Kverneland) Knutsen, he lived and worked in Norway
until moving to Fairhaven in 1949 and becoming a U.S. citizen. From 1969
to 1981 he lived in Seattle before returning to Fairhaven after his retirement.
He graduated from Mates School and Captains School
in Norway where he held an unlimited master's license. He served on many
Norwegian merchant ships and traveled the oceans of the world.
He was a veteran of the Norwegian Navy.
Mr. Knutsen was a well-known skipper in the Fairhaven-New
Bedford area and was co-owner of the scalloper, Mary J. Hayes. After Hurricane
Carol in 1954, he worked to improve weather forecasting for the commercial
fishing fleet and received a commendation from the Coast Guard. In 1969,
he led a small fleet of scallopers from New Bedford through the Panama
Canal to Alaska and helped establish the Alaskan scallop fishery.
He was a licensed international sea captain on
various ships that ran from Seattle to Alaska and was part owner of the
innovative factory ship, Northern Aurora. His wife accompanied him on many
of his sea voyages.
After retirement, Mr. Knutsen and his wife loved
to travel and took numerous trips back to Norway. He was extremely proud
of his grandchildren and enjoyed the time he spent with them.
He was a member of the Sons of Norway, the New
Bedford Fishermen's Union and the Royal Arch Chapter of the Masonic Lodge.
He was a Shriner and an active member of the Elks Club while living in
Survivors include his widow; a son, Henry L. Knutsen
and his wife, Kathy, of Fairhaven; two daughters, Solveig K. Boman of Strand,
Republic of South Africa and Nancy Knutsen of West Hollywood, Calif.; four
grandchildren, Brian, Eric and Karin Knutsen and Dr. Christopher Boman
and his wife, Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Gudrun Huse.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Trinity
Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Place. Burial will be in River-Side Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Home of Waring-Sullivan,
180 Washington St.
NEW BEDFORD -- Loretta (Marshall) Sylvia, 73, of
North Dartmouth, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at The Oaks following injuries
sustained in an automobile accident in Westport on March 5. She was the
widow of Robert J. Sylvia.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John
B. Marshall and the late Rose (Correia) Marshall, she was a lifelong area
resident. She attended New Bedford High School.
Mrs. Sylvia was a sales clerk at the Bed Spread
Mill Outlet for many years, retiring in 1995.
She was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church,
Survivors include two daughters, Gail L. (Dubreuil)
Sylvia of Dartmouth, and Diane Benevides and her husband, Manuel Benevides,
of New Bedford; a sister, Evelyn Marshall of New Bedford; a grandson, John
Wignall; and a granddaughter, Alyssa Thurston.
She was the mother of the late Lois Sylvia.
Her funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday from
the Dartmouth Funeral Home of Waring-Sullivan, 230 Russells Mills Road,
Dartmouth, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart
Church, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
This obituary is being published again to correct
information provided to The Standard-Times.
EUGENE E. BRIGGS
MIDDLEBORO -- Eugene Everett "Moe" Briggs, 79,
of Middleboro, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Middleboro Skilled Care
Center, formerly the Greenery, after a long illness. He was the husband
of Kathleen A. (McCarthy) Briggs; they were married 55 years.
Born in Middleboro, he was the son of the late
Winthrop N. and Margaret (Anderson) Briggs. He was a 1941 graduate of Middleboro
He was a World War II Army veteran serving as a
combat infantryman in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central
Mr. Briggs was the founder and operator of E. Briggs
Oil Co. in Middleboro.
He was an avid fisherman and tennis player.
He was a life member of the Middleboro Lodge of
Elks, Middleboro Hare and Rabbit Club and past president of Mitchell Memorial
A former member of the Middleboro School Committee,
he was a trustee of Middleborough Savings Bank and incorporator of Plymouth
Savings Bank. He was an honorary member of Crystal Water Anglers Association,
80th Division Veterans Association, Middleboro Tennis Association and the
Kentucky Colonels Association.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, David Briggs
of Lakeville and James E. Briggs of East Taunton; five daughters, Susan
Kenney, Nancy Legan and Icy Bradley, all of Middleboro, Ellen Briggs of
Pembroke, and Jeanmarie McDermott of Enosburg Falls, Vt.; 18 grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Daniel Briggs and
brother of the late Marie L. Briggs.
His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday from the Ashley
Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church,
NEW BEDFORD -- Salvador Fernandes, 77, of New Bedford,
died Friday, March 28, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Katherine (Viger) Fernandes; they were married 52
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Antonio
and Maria Agusta (Viera) Fernandes, he lived in the city all of his life.
He was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus Church.
Mr. Fernandes was formerly employed as a truck
driver in the seafood industry for many years with his own business, Sal
and Son Trucking. He was later was a truck driver for his son, Michael,
at Northern Wind Seafood in New Bedford.
He was a former member of both the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks Lodge 73 and of Ronnie's Cafe Driving Club.
He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren
and great-granddaughter. He also enjoyed life, dancing, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Michael
T. Fernandes and his wife, Jeralyn, of Westport, and Sal J. Fernandes and
his wife, Theresa, of Fairhaven; two daughters, Kathleen A. Genden and
her husband, Lawrence M., of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Dorene A. Fernandes
of New Bedford; two sisters, Florence Texeira and Sally Mandeville, both
of New Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Sherri Fernandes, Lloyd Bennett Jr.,
Keisha Fernandes, Diona Floyd, Brandon Medeiros, Theresa Fernandes, Erika
Fernandes, Rebecca Fernandes, Jillian Fernandes, Colleen Fernandes and
Nicholas Fernandes; a great-granddaughter, Chloe Marie Bennett; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Kim Marie Bennett
and brother of the late Anthony Fernandes, Leonard Fernandes and Alice
His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy
Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals,
495 Park St.
LOUISE B. LAVALLEE, 90
NEW BEDFORD -- Funeral services were held for Louise
B. (Spirlet) Lavallee, 90, of New Bedford, who died Tuesday, March 25,
2003, at Sacred Heart Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the widow
of Arthur Lavallee.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Henri
and Bertha (Servais) Spirlet, she lived in New Bedford all of her life.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Mrs. Lavallee was formerly employed by Aerovox
Corporation and for a time taught French and English at St. Anthony School.
Survivors include a son, Paul A. Lavallee of New
Bedford and his fiancee, Patricia L. Deane of Fall River; a brother, Raymond
Spirlet of New Bedford; a sister, Alberta Gaudreau of Fairhaven; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Marcel Spirlet and
Arrangements were by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley