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Marion Barroll
NEW BEDFORD -- Marion Barroll, 88, of 227 Myrtle Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Jennie (Schneider) Barroll.
She died at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home.
Born in Lynn she lived in New Bedford for 80 years and was employed by the Farmer's Dairy as a bookkeeper and then was employed by Kay Windsor Mfg., until her retirement 10 years ago.
Miss Barroll was a member of the Jewish Welfare Federation.
Survivors include a brother, Jacob Barroll of North Dartmouth; six nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was the sister of the late Louis Barroll and Etta Richman.
Arrangements are by the Max Sugarman Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St. (Corner of Doyle Avenue) Providence, R.I.

Mary M. Pacheco
SEVERN, Md. -- Mary Mae Pacheco, 87, formerly of New Bedford and Falmouth, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Jules Pacheco.
She died at North Arundel Hospital in Maryland.
Born in New Bedford she lived in Falmouth from 1958 to 1975 until moving to Severn, Md., in 1975. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church while living in Falmouth and was employed by Gene Lawrence Interiors.
She was an avid doll collector and interested in crafts.
Survivors include two daughters, Marianne Pavlosky of Severn, Md., and Dolores Payton of Reno, Nev.; a sister Aurora Rollins of South Dartmouth; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Md.

Mary L. Smusz
LAKEVILLE -- Mary Louise (Nolin) Smusz, 78, died at home, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Joseph J. Smusz of Lakeville and daughter of the late Nelson and Clara (Rock) Nolin.
Born in Fairhaven she lived the past 42 years in Lakeville, was a communicant of St. Martha & Mary Church and she was employed by Economy Blouse as a seamstress until her retirement in 1973.
Mrs. Smusz and her husband had been married for 53 years, and she had enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Robert J. Smusz of Fairhaven; a daughter, Brenda Smusz of Albany, N.Y.; a brother, Wilfred Nolin of Acushnet; a sister, Bernadette Leibel of Albany, N.Y.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Georgianna Toussaint, 102
NEW BEDFORD -- Georgianna (Rioux) Toussaint, 102, formerly of Acushnet, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Ludovic Toussaint and daughter of the late Hubert and Sara (Lafrancoise) Rioux.
She died at the Sacred Heart Home were she was a resident for the past 8 years.
Born in Canada and living most of her life in the Sassaquin area of New Bedford, she spent a few years in Acushnet on Main Street. She was employed by the former Gaudette's Pavillion as a waitress for many years.
Mrs. Toussaint was a member of the St. Anne's Sodality.
Survivors include six grandchildren; four great-grandchidlren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Theresa Robitaille-Paul, Violet Belanger and Lucien Toussaint.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Rita Stevens, 83
NEW BEDFORD -- Rita (Pinto) Stevens, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of William B. Stevens and daughter of the late John and Maria (Neves) Pinto.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford she was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and was employed briefly at local manufacturing plants during World War II.
Survivors include four sons, Bruce F. Stevens of Wareham, Robert M. Stevens of Cambridge, William B. Stevens Jr. of Framingham and Michael B. Stevens of New Bedford; two daughters, Kathleen M. Stevens of New York City and Barbara E. Stevens of Provincetown; three sisters, Rose Fernandes, Margaret Fortes and Helen Andrade, all of New Bedford; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Richard W. Stevens.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Eileen S. Rezendes
NEW BEDFORD -- Eileen S. Rezendes, 58, died at home, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Paul W. Rezendes of New Bedford and daughter of the late Helen (Sokol) and Frank Lewis.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford she was a communicant of St. James Church and was employed by Nynex as a telephone operator.
Survivors include her widower; five sons, Steven P. Rezendes and David F. Rezendes, both of New Bedford, Christopher P. Rezendes of South Dartmouth, Timothy J. Rezendes of New Bedford and Andrew P. Rezendes of Mansfield; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Armand L. Deschene
NEW BEDFORD --Armand Leo Deschene, also known as Duchaine, 77, of Dawson Apartments, Purchase St., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Zoel and Agnes (Moquin) Deschene.
Born in New Bedford he lived most of his life in New Bedford and was employed by M. J. Curran as a truck driver until his retirement.
Survivors include a sister, Anita Sylvia of New Bedford; a niece who was caring for him, Jean C. Pegg of East Freetown and other nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Beatrice Oliveira, Yvonne Gallagher and Rita Medeiros.
Private funeral services were held for Mr. Deschene. Arrangements were by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Melissa L. Fernekees-Pickering
MIDDLEBORO -- Melissa L. (Cross) Fernekees-Pickering, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996. She was the widow of Isadore B. Fernekees and Charles Pickering and daughter of the late Charles and Harriet (Barrett) Cross.
She died at Hannah B.G. Shaw Home in Middleboro.
Born and educated in Saugus, she lived in Saugus, Lynn, and Florida before moving to Middleboro in 1985 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mike Morris, former owners of the Log cabin Restaurant in Middleboro.
She was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville and formerly employed by New England Sanatorium in Middleton as an LPN until her retirement in 1962, when she moved to Florida.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary E. Morris of Plymouth, Helen G. Gallagher of Arizona, Caroline A. Dines of Colorado and Arizona and Jane F. Nelson of California; two sons, William C. Fernekees of Hubbardston and John H. Fernekees of Melrose; a sister-in-law, Janice M. Fernekees of New Hampshire, 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late James B. Fernekees and sister of the late Leona Batchelder, Pearl Mulvihill, Eleanor Coyne, Charles Cross, Chester Cross and John Cross.
Arrangements are by Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

James F. Sheridan
LAKEVILLE -- James F. Sheridan, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Alice I. (Macomber) Sheridan and son of the late Terrence and Rose (Smith) Sheridan.
Born in Taunton, he was a graduate of Coyle Cassidy High School in Taunton and lived in Lakeville for more than 40 years. He was a communicant of Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville and formerly employed by Hercules Manufacturing Plastics as a foreman.
Mr. Sheridan was an active member of the Lakeville Friendly Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, James A. Sheridan of Intervale, N.H., and Richard T. Sheridan of Mattapoisett; a brother, Thomas Sheridan of Rockville, Md. and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., Middleboro.

George S. Dow
NEW BEDFORD -- George S. Dow, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Annie T. (Coury-Zilah) Dow and son of the late Joseph S. and Martha (Frances) Dow.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Dover, N.J., he lived in New Bedford for more than 50 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Purgatory Church. He was formerly employed by the former Bardens Market in Marion for 30 years and then by Lloyds Market in Rochester for ten years as a meat cutter until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Ronald J. Dow of New Bedford and Michel G. Dow of Ashburnham; a daughter, Nadeen LaFleur of Marion; five grandchildren; five great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Jose P. Medeiros
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose P. "Joe" Medeiros, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria S. (Morgado) Medeiros and son of the late Maria Perreira (DeMello) and Jose Correia Medeiros.
Born in Lombo dos Pos, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, he lived in Portugal for many years before moving to New Bedford 42 years ago. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was employed by Mountain Green Landscaping Company in Osterville as a landscaper for 12 years until his retirement in 1989.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Robert C. Medeiros, Jose M. Medeiros, both of New Bedford, and Jaime F. Medeiros of Sandwich; four daughters, Maria I. Fernandes, Linda F. Macedo, Deborah M. Medeiros and Sonia M. Medeiros, all of New Bedford; a brother, Vebero Correia, and two sisters, Algo Medeiros and Eva Medeiros, both of Canada.
He was the brother of the late Octavio P. Medeiros and Juvnila Furtado.
Arrangements are by Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court.

Samuel C. Nunes
NEW BEDFORD -- Samuel Clifford Nunes, 48, formerly of Wareham, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Vanessa Laura (Pina) Nunes and son of Laura (Mott) Rozario Zompa of Mattapoisett and the late August J. Nunes.
He died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton.
Born in Wareham, he was a graduate of Wareham High School, attended Rhode Island Technical Institute in Providence, R.I., and Refrigeration, Television and Air Conditioning School in Boston. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and had lived in New Bedford for more than 30 years in Wareham.
A Vietnam Veteran, he received The Purple Heart for wounds received during combat and was commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Nunes was well known for his auto body work and mechanical skills. He also did advertising for many small business throughout the area.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Donald Nunes of Wareham and Samuel C. Nunes Jr. of New Bedford; a stepson, Ernest Pina of New Bedford; four daughters, Karen O'Riley, Ann Gibbons, Samantha Pina, all of New Bedford, and Nichole Nunes of Boston, four brothers, Michael Nunes, Edward Nunes, Manuel Rozario and August Nunes Jr., all of New Bedford; five sisters, Mary Ellen Nunes, Rose Marie Pollard, Brenda Christen, all of New Bedford, Mariah Bennett Haver of Lynn and Darlene Veira of Wareham; his paternal grandfather, John Silva, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the grandson of the late Frank and Mary B. (Silva) Mott and Joseph and Adeline Nunes.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Dora M. Desjardins
NEW BEDFORD -- Dora M. (Daviau) Desjardins, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of John Desjardins and daughter of the late Joseph C. and Philomene (Baron) Daviau.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Webster, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life and was a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
Survivors include her widower; a son, William Tetreault of Miramar, Fla.; a brother, Walter Daviau of New Bedford; five stepdaughters, Rita Souza, Jeannette Costello, Theresa Genereux, all of New Bedford, Vivian Desjardins and Denise Belong, both of Fairhaven; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Cora Pepin-Lemieux
NEW BEDFORD -- Cora (Bertrand) Pepin-Lemieux, 94, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Alfred Lemieux and daughter of the late Onisiford and Celia (Lambert) Bertrand.
She died at Hathaway Manor.
Born in New Bedford, she lived here for many years and spent winters in Hollywood, Fla., for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
Survivors include her widower; five daughters, Vivian Sauve, Rita Wrench, Jeannette Lepage, Claire Doyon and Germaine Varieur, all of New Bedford; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Dorothy Silva
FAIRHAVEN -- Dorothy (Oliveira) Silva, 76, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Correia) Oliveira.
She died at St. Luke's Hosptal, New Bedford.
Born in Fairhaven, she lived in Fairhaven for most of her life and attended Fairhaven High School. She was a homemaker and attended St. Mary Church, Fairhaven.
Survivors include four sons, Bruce W. Silva of Falmouth, Antone P. "Barry" Silva of North Dartmouth, Richard D. Silva of Springfield and James Silva of Hyannis; four daughters, Sandra L. Le Blanc of Fairhaven, Doreen Cormier of Acushnet, Terry Sinko of Fairhaven and Jacqueline "Jackie" Markey of New Bedford; a sister, Margaret Avila of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

Edgar A. Lavoie, 93
DARTMOUTH -- Edgar A. Lavoie, 93, of Highland Avenue, North Dartmouth, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996. He was the widower of Irene A. (Garon) Lavoie and son of the late Joseph and Olivine (Belanger) Lavoie.
He died at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center, Fall River.
Born in Fall River, he lived there most of his life and moved to Dartmouth in 1970. He was formerly employed by American Threads in Fall River for 30 years, United Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn., and Spindle City Dye Works in Fall River until his retirement in 1970.
Mr. Lavoie was a former member of the Holy Name Society of Notre Dame Parish in Fall River and St. Mary's and St. Theresa's Senior Citizens Clubs in New Bedford.
Survivors include two sons, Normand H. Lavoie of Tiverton, R.I., and Robert W. Lavoie of North Dartmouth; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephew.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River.

Samuel C. Nunes
NEW BEDFORD -- Samuel Clifford Nunes, 48, formerly of Wareham, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Vanessa Laura (Pina) Nunes and son of Laura (Mott) Rozario Zompa of Mattapoisett and the late August J. Nunes.
He died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton.
Born in Wareham, he was a graduate of Wareham High School, attended Rhode Island Technical Institute in Providence, R.I., and Refrigeration, Television and Air Conditioning School in Boston. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.
A Vietnam Veteran, he received The Purple Heart for wounds received during combat and was commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Nunes was well known for his auto body work and mechanical skills. He also did advertising for many small business throughout the area.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Donald Nunes of Wareham and Samuel C. Nunes Jr. of New Bedford; a stepson, Ernest Pina of New Bedford; four daughters, Karen O'Riley, Ann Gibbons, Samantha Pina, all of New Bedford, and Nichole Nunes of Boston; four brothers, Michael Nunes, Edward Nunes, Manuel Rozario and August Nunes Jr., all of New Bedford; five sisters, Mary Ellen Nunes, Rose Marie Pollard, Brenda Christen, all of New Bedford, Mariah Bennett Haver of Lynne and Darlene Veira
of Wareham; his paternal grandfather, John Silva; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the grandson of the late Frank and Mary B. (Silva) Mott and Joseph and Adeline Nunes.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Theothila Sullivan
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Theothila (Kocnera) Sullivan of Reynolds Road, Johnson City, formerly of Raynham, Mass., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. She was the wife of James R. Sullivan.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Deborah Brennon of Raynham; a brother, Mitchell Kocnera of New Bedford, Mass.; a sister, Isabel Gaudette of Middleboro, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, Mass.

Rose McAlister
WAREHAM -- Rose McAlister, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. She was the widow of Eugene M. McAlister and daughter of the late Stanley and Rose (Dawski) Kubel.
She died at Forestview Nursing Home.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., she lived in New Bedford, moved to New Jersey in 1950 and returned to New Bedford in 1983. She had attended the Woonsocket schools and was formerly employed by Aerovox Inc. for many years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Wareham.
Survivors include a son, Robert E. McAlister of New York; two daughters, Rosemarie Pisano of New Jersey and Kathleen A. Vicino of Wareham; two brothers, Stanley Kubel of Lakeville and Leo Kubel of Freetown; a sister, Edna Talbot of New Bedford; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28).

Jose P. Medeiros
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose P. "Joe" Medeiros, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria S. (Morgado) Medeiros and son of the late Maria Perreira (DeMello) and Jose Correia Medeiros.
Born in Lombo dos Pos, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, he lived in Portugal for many years before moving to New Bedford 27 years ago. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was employed by Mountain Green Landscaping Company in Osterville as a landscaper for 12 years until his retirement in 1989.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Robert C. Medeiros, Jose M. Medeiros, both of New Bedford, and Jaime F. Medeiros of Sandwich; four daughters, Maria I. Fernandes, Linda F. Macedo, Deborah M. Medeiros and Sonia M. Medeiros, all of New Bedford; a brother, Vebero Correia,
and two sisters, Algo Medeiros and Eva Medeiros, both of Canada.
He was the brother of the late Octavio P. Medeiros and Juvnila Furtado.
Arrangements are by Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court.
Due to a clerical error, Mr. Medeiros' date of death was incorrect in Friday's obituary.

Veronica Silva
NEW BEDFORD -- Veronica (Santos) Silva, 70, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. She was the widow of Herbert M. "Fayal" Silva and daughter of the late John Santos and Catherine (O'Brien) Santos Holmes.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Survivors include a son, John H. Silva of New Bedford; a daughter, Mary Angileri of Medford; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Thomas Santos, John Santos and Edmund Santos.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

John Sokol
NEW BEDFORD -- John Sokol, 82, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Mary (Brazil) Sokol and son of the late John and Kady (Gacek) Sokol.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Lowell, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life and was formerly employed by area clothing mills as a weaver for 35 years until his retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Robillard of Santa Cruz, Calif.; three grandsons, Steven Robillard of East Wareham, Rene Robillard of Acushnet and Ryan Robillard of California; and two great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.


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