Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Ernest J. Eastwood
 NEW BEDFORD -- Ernest James Eastwood, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Ernest and Margaret (Baird) Eastwood. 
 He died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
  Born in North Providence, R.I., he lived in New Bedford and was employed by Clemmey Company and the Quincy Shipyard as a welder. 
 Mr. Eastwood was a Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict and later in the National Guard. He was a member of the Andrew Dahill Post Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge. 
 Survivors include two sons, Robert Eastwood and Ronald Eastwood, both of Rhode Island; a sister, Doris Napier of New Bedford; a niece, Patricia M. Amaral of South Dartmouth; three nephews, Peter E. Napier and David A. Napier, both of New Bedford and Charles W. Napier of Freetown; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren 
 He was also the brother of the late Donald "Woody" Eastwood. 
 Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St. 
 Due to a clerical error, the corrections provided by the funeral home were incomplete, Mr. Eastwood's nephew's residence was incorrect in Sunday's obituary. 

Marie M. Masse
 NEW BEDFORD -- Marie M. (Ouellette) Masse, 76, of Brock Avenue, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Phillip P. Masse and daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (Daigneault) Ouellette. 
 She died at the Mariner Health Care Center of Southeastern Massachusetts. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Anne's Church and was employed in the garment industry as a floor supervisor until her retirement in 1982. 
 Mrs. Masse was a member of the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union and St. Anne's Union Prayer Group. 
 Survivors include a son, Roy Masse of Fairhaven; a brother, Francis Ouellette of Chicopee Falls; and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St. 
 Due to an editing error, Mrs. Ouellette's maiden name was misspelled in Sunday's obituary. 

Herbert Brown
 NEW BEDFORD -- Herbert Brown, 79, died at home unexpectedly, Friday, Jan. 26, 1996. He was the husband of Stella (Jeglinski) Brown and the son of the late John and Florence (Lyonds) Brown. 
 He was born in New Bedford. 
 He was employed by Hemingway Brothers as a mechanic until his retirement. 
 Mr. Brown was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran and a member of the Teamsters' Seniors. 
 Survivors include his widow; a sister, Myrtle Roy of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Edna Brown, Dorothy Wood and Anne Leandro. 
 Arrangements are by the Schick Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd. 
 Due to information given to the funeral home by the family, Mr. Brown's deceased sister Anne was omitted in Sunday's obituary. 

Virginia G. Sherbino
 DARTMOUTH -- Virginia G. (Kelley) Sherbino, 78, of South Dartmouth, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996. She was the widow of Harold A. Sherbino and daughter of the late Thomas L.F. and Anastasia (Chapman) Kelley. 
 She died at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center, Fall River. 
  Born and raised in Providence, R.I., she moved to New Bedford in 1954. She was a 1939 summa cum laude graduate of Pembroke College of Brown University and received her masters degree from Bridgewater State College. She was employed by Acushnet Process Company and will long be remembered for her 27 years as a science teacher at New Bedford High School. 
 Mrs. Sherbino was a member of the Catholic Women's Club and held offices in the Pembroke Alumni Association and the New Bedford Educators Association. 
 Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Ann Blanchette of Fort Worth, Texas, Ruth Anna Hewett of Charleston, S.C., Claire Marie Desrosiers of Chepachet, R.I. and Leslie Jean Mathes of South Dartmouth; two sisters, Anastasia Kelley Remington of Bristol, R.I., Sister Francis Thomas, SSJ, Holyoke; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. 

Ruth O'Brien, 91
 NEW BEDFORD -- Ruth (Sullivan) O'Brien, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996. She was the widow of Daniel F. O'Brien and daughter of the late Robert J. and Mary E. (McQueeney) Sullivan. 
 She died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a 1922 graduate of Holy Family High School and a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church. Upon graduation from State Teachers College, she began her teaching career in the New Bedford public school system, retiring as a special needs teacher at the Carney Academy. 
 A generous benefactor to St. Julie Billiart Church, she provided the funds for the statue of St. Julie Billiart, which was erected at the circle outside the entrance, and the stained glass window of the Last Supper that adorns the front entrance of the church. She made gifts to the New Bedford Whaling Museum and to St. Luke's Hospital. 
 Mrs. O'Brien was a member of the Founding Committee of the Father John F. Hogan Scholarship Fund at Providence College. She had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. 
 She is survived by cousins. 
 She was the sister of the late Loretta O'Leary and Robert J. Sullivan. 
 Arrangements are by Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St. 

John W. Entwistle
 ACUSHNET -- John W. Entwistle, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Helen E. (Budd) Entwistle and son of the late John and Sarah A. (Sagar) Entwistle. 
  Born in Fall River, he lived in New Bedford for 25 years before moving to Acushnet 56 years ago. He was a member of Clifford Chapel in New Bedford and the owner/operator of Entwistle Hardware in New Bedford for the past 42 years. 
 Mr. Entwistle was a member of the Star of East-Paskamansett Lodge AF&AM, New Bedford, the New Bedford Chapter No. 49, O.E.S. and the Acushnet Historical Society. 
 Survivors include his widow and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. 

Edwin S. Allison
 MIDDLEBORO -- Edwin S. Allison, 72, of North Middleboro, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Doris L. (Craig) Allison and son of the late William C. and Mattie S. (Murdock) Allison. 
 He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. 
  Born in Middleboro, he was raised in Bridgewater and returned to North Middleboro in 1958. He was a 1941 graduate of Bridgewater High School and was a member of the North Middleboro Congregational Church. 
 A Navy veteran serving 20 years, he was in the submarine service for 18 years and had served on many submarines, his last being a nuclear submarine Abe Lincoln. The last two years he was a recruiting officer for the Navy. Since his retirement in 1962, he first ran the Corner Store, a truck stop restaurant now known as Binky's, and later was a truck driver for many local trucking companies. 
 Mr. Allison was a member of the May Flower Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Middleboro. 
 Survivors include two sons, William C. Allison of Middleboro and Robert J. Allison of East Bridgewater; three daughters, Janice L. Fowler of Easton, Cathy D. Wainwright of Middleboro and Tracy E. Houlihan of Lakeville; two sisters, Faith Atkinson of Bridgewater and Alice Burke of Middleboro; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St. 

Dominick S. Roda
 FAIRHAVEN -- Dominick S. Roda, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Josephine C. (Daher) Roda and son of the late Americo and Ida (Anjos) Roda. 
 He died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived here most of his life before moving to Fairhaven more than 28 years ago. 
 He was a communicant of Our Lady of Purgatory Church and employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Works Engineering Division until his retirement. He was also the former proprietor of Roda's Surplus Sales in New Bedford. 
 During World War II, he served in the Army Rangers in Europe, was wounded in action on Aug. 9, 1944 at Mortain, France and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. 
 Mr. Roda was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 7. 
 Survivors include his widow; a son, Joseph D. Roda of New Bedford; a brother, Mario Roda of South Dartmouth; a sister, Lilly (Roque) Motta of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Joseph E. Roda and Jonathan M. Roda; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. 

Jessie W.K. Peacock, 92
 DARTMOUTH -- Jessie W.K. Peacock, 92, of South Dartmouth, formerly of Mattapoisett, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Jessie (Cannel) and Rev. John Peacock. 
 She died at Brandon Woods Nursing Home. 
  Born in England, she lived in Mattapoisett for most of her life and in Dartmouth for about six years. Receiving her nursing training from Peter Bent Brigham's Hospital, she was formerly employed by St. Luke's Hospital as an LPN for many years and by Sol E Mar Hospital in Dartmouth for many years. 
 Miss Peacock was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, had sung in their choir and was a former member of its Women's Guild. She was also a member of the Mattapoisett Historical Society. 
 Survivors include two nieces, Barbara Fisher of Northfield and Eleanor Clemons of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandnieces; three grandnephews; and many great-grandnieces and nephews. 
 She was the sister of the late Eric Peacock. 
 Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. 

Michael J. Livramento Sr.
 NEW BEDFORD -- Michael J. "Hon" Livramento Sr., 76, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Judith (Tavares) Livramento and son of the late Joaquim and Anna (Silva) Livramento. 
 He died at Sippican Nursing Home, Marion. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and formerly employed by several local construction companies as a construction worker for many years until his retirement. 
 Mr. Livramento was a member of the Cape Verdean American American Veterans Association and the Golden Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a World War II Army veteran. 
 Survivors include three sons, Lavell C. Livramento, Michael J. Livramento Jr. and Nathan P. Livramento, all of New Bedford; a daughter, Rhoda M. Purcell of New Bedford; two brothers, John Livramento and Louis Livramento, both of New Bedford; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Antoinette Foster and grandfather of the late Tammy Livramento. 
 Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

Mary E. Gil
 NEW BEDFORD -- Mary Encarncoa (Varao) Gil, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Mary (Rossairo) Varao. 
 She died at Hathaway Manor. 
  Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life and was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She was employed by the local textile industry as a seamstress until her retirement. 
 Survivors include two nieces, Evelyn Mello of New Bedford and Dorothy Sylvia of South Dartmouth, and a nephew, Gus Varoa of New Bedford. 
 Arrangements are by Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St. 

Howard F. Coyne
 MARION -- Howard F. Coyne, 78, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Elise (Holm) Coyne and son of the late Thomas and Maude (Stetson) Coyne. 
 He died at Sippican Health Care Center. 
  Born in Wareham, he lived in Kansas City, Kansas, before moving to back to Wareham 30 years ago. He was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1935 and of Temple University. He was formerly employed by Franconia Fuel Company as a manager. 
 Mr. Coyne was a World War II Navy veteran and upon his discharge became a semi-pro baseball coach in Blackstone, Va. 
 Survivors include his widow; three sons, Douglas Cameron of Mattapoisett, Allen Cameron of Sandwich and James Cameron of Warrensburg, Mo.; three daughters, Lisen Cameron, Linda MacKenzie, both of Wareham, and Ann Payne of Salina, Kan.; a sister, Beryl Coyne of Mattapoisett and eight grandchildren. 
 Arrangements are by Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham. 

ALLISON -- JAN. 28, 1996, EDWIN S., HUSBAND OF THE LATE DORIS L. (CRAIG) ALLISON, OF NO. MIDDLEBORO, AGED 72 YEARS. GRAVESIDE SERVICES ON WED. AT 11 A.M. IN TITICUT PARISH Cemetery, PLYMOUTH ST., NO. MIDDLEBORO. VISITING HOURS TO WHICH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED WILL BE IN THE EGGER FUNERAL HOME, 61 PEARL ST., MIDDLEBORO, ON TUES,, 4-8 P.M. MASONIC SERVICE BY MAY FLOWER LODGE A.F.&A.M. WILL BE HELD ON TUES. AT 7 P.M. IN THE FUNERAL HOME.

BROWN -- IN THIS CITY, JANUARY 26, 1996, HERBERT BROWN, 79, OF NEW BEDFORD, HUSBAND OF STELLA (JEGLINSKI) BROWN AND BROTHER OF MYRTLE ROY. FUNERAL FROM THE SCHICK FUNERAL HOME, 472 ASHLEY BLVD., NEW BEDFORD, TUESDAY, AT 9 A.M., FOLLOWED BY A FUNERAL MASS IN ST. KILIAN'S CHURCH AT 10 A.M. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. VISITING HOURS, MONDAY, 2-4 P.M. ONLY. INTERMENT SACRED HEART CEMETERY.

COYNE -- OF MATTAPOISETT, JAN. 26TH, 1996, HOWARD FRANCIS COYNE, HUSBAND OF ELISE (HOLM) COYNE, FATHER OF DOUGLAS CAMERON OF MATTAPOISETT, ALLEN CAMERON OF SANDWICH, JAMES CAMERON OF WARRENSBURG, MO, LISEN CAMERON AND LINDA MACKENZIE, BOTH OF WAREHAM, AND ANN PAYNE OF SALINA, KS, BROTHER OF BERYL COYNE OF MATTAPOISETT, ALSO SURVIVED BY 8 GRANDCHILDREN. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31ST, AT THE STOTT, CHAPMAN, COLE & GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, 2599 CRANBERRY HIGHWAY (RT. 28), WAREHAM, AT 2 P.M. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INVITED. INTERMENT WILL BE PRIVATE. DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO A SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO BE ANNOUNCED.

EASTWOOD -- IN NEW BEDFORD, JAN. 25, 1996, ERNEST JAMES EASTWOOD OF N.B., AGE 77 YEARS, FATHER OF ROBERT AND RONALD EASTWOOD OF RHODE ISLAND, BROTHER OF DORIS NAPIER OF N.B., UNCLE OF PATRICIA M. AMARAL OF SO. DARTMOUTH, PETER E. AND DAVID A. NAPIER OF N.B., AND CHARLES W. NAPIER OF FREETOWN, ALSO SURVIVED BY EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN AND NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, BOTHER OF THE LATE DONALD "WOODY" EASTWOOD. HIS FUNERAL WILL BE HELD AT THE WILSON CHAPEL, 479 COUNTY ST., AT THE CORNER OF ELM ST., N.B., ON MONDAY AT 12 NOON WITH FRIENDS BEING RECEIVED WITHIN THE HOUR PRIOR TO THE SERVICE (11 TO 12 NOON). REMEMBRANCES MAY BE MADE TO THE SALVATION ARMY, 619 PURCHASE ST., N.B.

ENTWISTLE -- PASSED AWAY JANUARY 27, 1996, JOHN W. ENTWISTLE, HUSBAND OF HELEN E. (BUDD) ENTWISTLE OF ACUSHNET, IN HIS 82ND YEARS. SERVICES TO WHICH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED WILL BE HELD TUESDAY AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE KIRBY FUNERAL HOME, 61 TARKILN HILL RD., NEW BEDFORD. CALLING HOURS MONDAY 7-9 P.M. A MASONIC SERVICE WILL BE HELD MONDAY AT 9:00 P.M. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE IN HIS MEMORY TO THE CLIFFORD CHAPEL MEMORIAL FUND, 3670 ACUSHNET AVE., P.O. BOX 50702, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745. INTERMENT IN LONG PLAIN Cemetery, ACUSHNET.

GAUCHER -- IN FAIRHAVEN, JANUARY 26, 1996, LAURA (JARRY) GAUCHER, 106, FORMERLY OF NEW BEDFORD, MOTHER OF LORETTA ROVINSKY OF CONNECTICUT. FUNERAL FROM ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 ASHLEY BLVD., MONDAY AT 8 A.M. FUNERAL MASS FOLLOWING AT ST. KILIAN CHURCH AT 9 A.M. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. CALLING HOURS SUNDAY 7-9 ONLY. INTERMENT SACRED HEART CEMETERY.

GIL -- Mary Encarncoa (Varao), of New Bedford, died Sunday, January 28, 1996. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Mary (Rossairo) Varao. Funeral from the AUBERTINE FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen Street, Tuesday at 9:30 with a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 10:30. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 2-4. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.

LIVRAMENTO -- Of New Bedford, Jan. 27, 1996, Michael J. "Hon", 76, husband of the late Judith (Tavares) Livramento, father of Lavell C., Michael J. Jr., and Nathan P. Livramento and Rhoda M. Purcell, brother of John and Louis Livramento. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Wednesday at 8. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 9. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4, 7-9. Interment St. John's Cemetery.

MASSE -- Of this city, Jan. 26, Marie M. (Ouellette) Masse, aged 76 years, widow of Phillip P. Masse, mother of Roy Masse, sister of Francis Ouellette, also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday from the CABRAL-LAMOUREUX FUNERAL HOME, 177 Cove Street, New Bedford, Ma., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anne's Church at 10:00 a.m. Calling hours Monday 2-4, 7-9. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Ample lighted parking area.

O'BRIEN -- January 28, 1996, Ruth (Sullivan), 91, widow of Daniel F. O'Brien, sister of the late Loretta O'Leary and the late Robert J. Sullivan. Remembrances may be made to the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, 1600 Bay St., Fall River, Mass. 02724. In accordance with Mrs. O'Brien's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, Tuesday morning at 10 followed by interment at St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements are by DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME.

O'LEARY -- In South Dartmouth Jan. 26, 1996 June (Power) O'Leary, of South Dartmouth age 77 years wife of Julian P. O'Leary, mother of Elisabeth O. Gray, Katharine Monahan, David Julian O'Leary and the late Judith O. Ross, sister of the late Jane Power Birdsall and grandmother of six. Visiting hours are omitted. Her funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church on Dartmouth Street in South Dartmouth on Tuesday morning at 10:00 A.M. A gathering will take place immediately following the mass in the church hall to which all are invited. In lieu of flowers it is suggested remembrances may be made to the New Bedford Child and Family Service, 1061 Pleasant St. NB 02740. Burial is private. Arrangements with the WILSON CHAPEL, 479 County St. NB.

RODA -- Of Fairhaven, January 28, 1996, Dominick S., 77, husband of Josephine C. (Daher) Roda, father of Joseph D. Roda, grandfather of Joseph and Johathan M. Roda, great-grandfather of Jacob Joseph Roda, brother of Mario Roda and Lilly (Roque) Motta. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Wednesday at 9. Divine Liturgy at Our Lady of Purgatory Church at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 7-9. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 208 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719, or to the charity of your choice.

SHERBINO -- Of So. Dartmouth, January 28, Virginia G., 78, wife of the late Harold A. Sherbino, mother of Barbara Ann Blanchette of Fort Worth, TX, Ruth Anna Hewett of Charleston, SC, Claire Marie Desrosiers of Chepachet, RI, Leslie Jean Mathes of So. Dartmouth. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Wednesday at 10. Funeral Mass at St. Julie Billart Church, No. Dartmouth at 11. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.


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