Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Daniel V. Amaral
PONTA DELGADA, Sao Miguel, Azores -- Funeral services were held Friday for Daniel Vieira Amaral, 65, who died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Janim and Sofia (Vieira) Amaral.
He died at Ponta Delgada Hospital, Sao Miguel.
Born in Povocao, Sao Miguel, he lived in Ponta Delgada for many years and was a communicant of Sao Jose Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Janim Amaral of New Bedford and Bruno Amaral of Brazil; two sisters, M. Antonietta Machado and Maria do Ceu Melo, both of New Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made in Ponta Delgada.

Ernest Abreu
FAIRHAVEN -- Ernest "Ernie" Abreu, 72, of Rochambeau Street, died at home unexpectedly, Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Cotta) Abreu and son of the late John and Gloria (De Aguiar) Abreu.
Born in Dartmouth, he lived in New Bedford until moving to Fairhaven 39 years ago.
Mr. Abreu was employed by the former Dartmouth Finishing Co-Op as a machine operator for 36 years until his retirement in 1988.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local 59 and the Fairhaven Golden Agers Club.
Survivors include his widow; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

Bertha C. Batalha
NEW BEDFORD -- Bertha C. Batalha, 77, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 2, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Antonio C. and Angela (Correia) Batalha.
She died at The Oaks.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church and was employed by Aerovox as an assembler until her retirement.
Survivors include a sister, Ernestine Batalha of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Marguerite A. Colwell
DARTMOUTH -- Marguerite A. (Lainey) Colwell, 71, of North Dartmouth, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Feb. 2, 1996. She was the widow of Arthur F. Colwell and daughter of the late Walter and Delima (La Pointe) Lainey.
Born in Canada, she lived in Acushnet and Fairhaven before moving to Dartmouth in 1957. She was a communicant of St. George Church in Westport. She was formerly employed by various area mills as a stitcher and by the former Parkwood Hospital as a housekeeper for many years until her retirement.
Mrs. Colwell enjoyed sewing in her leisure time.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharyn Fitzgerald of East Freetown; three sisters, Constance La Palme, Muriel Hipolito and Lauretta Mello, all of Acushnet; two grandchildren; a godchild, Jo-Ann Hipolito; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangement are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Joseph M. Mendonca
NEW BEDFORD -- Joseph M. Mendonca, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996.
He died at Easton-Lincoln Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Easton.
Born in New Bedford, he lived there most of his life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church. He was a graduate of the School for Training the Deaf in Randolph and was employed by Bush Cleaners until his retirement.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Florida L. Querin
NEW BEDFORD -- Florida L. Querin, 75, of 359 Summer St., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. She was the widow of Haxhi Querin and daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Farland) Letourneau.
She died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Querin was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Querin of Florida and Ronald Querin of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Service, North Attleboro.

Hilda G. Macedo
WARREN, R.I. -- Hilda G. (Gonzales) Macedo, 81, formerly of South Dartmouth, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. She was the widow of Arthur V. Macedo and daughter of the late William R. and Louise (Pacheco) Gonzales.
She died at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the area most of her life before moving to Rhode Island 12 years ago. She was a former communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth and was employed by the Atlas Tack Company as a stock clerk for 20 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Macedo was a member of the Legion of Mary and the Sol-E-Mar Senior Citizens. She had been a past president of the Women's Auxiliary of the St. Isadore Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include a sister, Naomi Perreira of Bristol, R.I., and a brother, Albert R. Gonzales of North Dartmouth.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Thomas Joseph
FALL RIVER -- Thomas A. "T.J." Joseph, 70, of 27 Bigelow St., formerly of Townsend Street, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria Anita (Lecomte) Joseph and son of the late Najim and Saleemy (Habib) Joseph.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he operated, with his late mother, the former Cascade Fruit Store, South Main Street, Fall River, for many years. He was later employed by Duro Finishing Company for many years.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Joseph was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus, both in Tiverton, R.I.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Paula Colvin and Linda E. Frias, both of Fall River; two sisters, Annie Manchester of Fall River and Alice Howard of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Evelyn Jennings
FALL RIVER -- Evelyn (Galvin) Jennings, formerly Lizotte, 66, of Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., formerly of 22 Edmund St., died at the home Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996. She was the widow of Thomas Jennings and daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Alves) Galvin.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Swansea for many years and returned to Fall River 20 years ago. She was employed in the garment industry by Seal Sac and Bomark Manufacturing Companies for many years.
Mrs. Jennings was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly McKenna, Carol Dozois, Robin Robillard, all of Fall River, and Patricia Medeiros of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Mary Mello of Fall River; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a niece.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Carmen E. Cataldo
NEW BEDFORD -- Carmen E. Cataldo, 68, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Doris C. (Tanguay) Cobb-Cataldo and son of Lena (La Monica) Cataldo of Winthrop and the late Domenic Cataldo.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Winthrop, he lived in New Bedford for the past four years and was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training as a manager for many years until his retirement and then by Unemployment Services Corporation in Wakefield as a consultant.
Mr. Cataldo was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War and a member of the Freetown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, Christopher Cataldo of Davie, Fla.; a daughter, Leanne Di Lauri of Winthrop; a brother, Anthony Cataldo of Revere; a sister, Mary Tranfaglia of Winthrop; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Ruth Rousseau-Gaudreau
FALL RIVER -- Ruth A. (Cartier) Rousseau-Gaudreau, R.N., 86, of Fall River Jewish Home, formerly of 1863 Pleasant St., died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996. She was the widow of William Gaudreau, former wife of the late Real Rousseau and daughter of the late Walter and Aurore (Berard) Cartier.
She died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Providence, she lived in Fall River most of her life and was in the second graduating class of the former St. Anne Hospital School of Nursing. She was formerly employed by St. Anne Hospital as a registered nurse and worked as a private duty nurse for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Constance Clairmont of Fall River and Anne Letendre of Magnolia; a son, Richard Rousseau of Palm City, Fla.; a sister, Lucille Harrison of Esmond, R.I.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Walter Rousseau and Gilbert Rousseau and sister of the late Normand Cartier.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Beatrice Gallagher, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Beatrice (Burke) Gallagher, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996. She was the widow of Charles H. Gallagher and daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Osborne) Burke.
She died at Taber St. Nursing Home.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.
Mrs. Gallagher was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise Gallagher Ward of West Wareham; and a sister, Hilda Burke Harrington of Marion.
She was the sister of the late Thomas F. Burke.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Manuel Augusto
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel Augusto, 74, died at home Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Alvia (Cordeiro) Augusto of New Bedford and son of the late Manuel and Alda (Medeiros) Matias.
He was born in Lomba da Cruz, Nordeste, St. Michael, Azores and lived most of his life in New Bedford.
He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was formerly employed by Acushnet Company Rubber Division for 25 years as a materials handler until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Augusto was a member of St. Michael Social Club where he served as treasurer in past years.
He and his wife had been married for 45 years. He enjoyed being with his family, mostly his grandchildren. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Daniel Augusto of New Bedford; two daughters, Alda Murphy and Diane Vieira, both of North Dartmouth; a brother, Jose Matias of New Bedford; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Alipio Matias.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Albert Roderick Jr.
MATTAPOISETT -- Albert Roderick Jr., 65, of 21 Wildwood Terrace, died at home Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. He was the husband of Esther (Kaplan) Roderick and son of Olinda (Souza) Roderick and the late Albert Roderick Sr.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Mattapoisett 19 years and formerly lived in Dartmouth.
Mr. Roderick was employed by CULBRO Corp. in New York as a salesman for 21 years and by NATCO, a food service company in New Bedford, as a salesman for 13 years. He was awarded the Salesman of the Year Award by NATCO in 1987 and 1992.
He attended New Bedford Institute of Technology.
Mr. Roderick was a member of the board of directors at Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford and the Jewish Convalescent Home in New Bedford. He was a former board member of the Jewish Federation and past president of B'nai Brith.
During the 1950's, he was a trumpet player in his own band, "Ricky Ryan", playing in the Fall River and New Bedford areas.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Michael Roderick of Dartmouth; a daughter, Vicki Savoie of Buxton, Me.; two stepsons, Jonathan Sterns of Lakeville and Albert Sterns of Lafayette, Colo.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Max Sugarman Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St., Providence, R.I.

Edmund E. Burke, 92
FALL RIVER -- Edmund E. Burke, 92, of 2446 Highland Ave., formerly of 130 Canal St., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. He was the widower of Bridget (Hodnett) Burke and son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Harrington) Burke.
He died at the Catholic Memorial Home.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford early in his life, lived for a short period of time in Brooklyn and lived in Fall River about the last 65 years. He was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
He was employed by the Quonset Point Naval Air Station as a rigger for 30 years until his retirement in 1968.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Burns of Fall River, Mrs. Oscar (Rita) Joncas of Dartmouth, Mrs. John (Patricia) Pingley of Endfield, Conn. and Mrs. Brenda Burke of Marion; a sister, Margaret Rose of New Bedford; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Colleen Gallant.
Arrangements are by Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

Gladys M. Beaumont
FREETOWN -- Gladys M. Beaumont, 82, of Winfield St., East Freetown, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. She was the wife of William E. S. Beaumont and daughter of the late George J. and Annie (Kobza) Bastien.
She died at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston.
Born in Acushnet, she lived in Fairhaven until moving to East Freetown 25 years ago.
Mrs. Beaumont was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairhaven, a member of the V.F.W. Post 6643 Ladies Auxiliary, the Pitch League of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of Gifford Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Marlene E. Raphael of Fairhaven; three brothers, her twin, Norman Bastien of New Bedford, Eugene Bastien of New Bedford, and Raymond Bastien of Fairhaven; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Alfred Bastien.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.

Lois Ann Floyd
NEW BEDFORD -- Lois Ann Floyd, 39, of The Blair House, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Virginia (Weiler) Floyd.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born in Attleboro.
Survivors include two brothers, James S. Floyd Jr. of Plainville and Harold R. Floyd of Attleboro Falls; a sister, Jean Wheeler of North Attleboro; a stepmother, Caroline (Bentley) Floyd of North Attleboro; three nephews; six nieces; a grandnephew and a grandniece.
Arrangements are by the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, Inc., 135 South St., Wrentham.

Earl L. Manning, 90
ASSONET -- Earl L. Manning, 90, of Slab Bridge Road, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. He was the husband of Maria R. (Ferreira) Manning, formerly Zalewski, and son of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Lamb) Manning.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River.
Born in Providence, R.I., he lived in New Mexico and Rochester before moving to Assonet 31 years ago.
He attended Providence Schools and received a CD Degree in 1927 from the former Merra College of Chiropractic Medicine, Wilmington, De., and in 1932 received a ND Degree from the former American School of Naturopathy, Washington, D.C.
He had been licensed to practice chiropractic medicine and Naturopathy in the state of New Mexico.
He was the owner of the former Manning and O'Gara Construction Company of New Bedford, specializing in building foundation work for many years until his retirement 30 years ago.
After his retirement he received a certificate in horticulture from Bristol County Agricultural School and with his wife operated Maria's Greenhouses in Assonet.
He was a member of St. Bernard's Parish, a former member of St. Rose of Lima Parish of Rochester and became a benefactor of that parish by donating his services during construction of the church.
Mr. Manning was a councilor at large for Bristol Elder Services, Fall River, a member of the East Freetown Seniors, the Assonet Seniors, the Berkley Happy Hearts Club and the Rochester Seniors.
In January 1989 at a surprise birthday party, he was recognized for his many civic contributions to the Town of Freetown and received citations from former Governor Dukakis and the state legislature.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Earl L. Manning II of Satellite Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Adelaide Moniz of Tehachapi, Calif., Louise Midwood of Swansea and Gloria McCarthy of Nashua, N.H.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a niece.
He was also the brother of the late Gerald and the late Francis Manning.
Arrangements are by the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River.

Audrey Meadows
LOS ANGELES -- Audrey Meadows, who as Alice on the 1950s comedy "The Honeymooners" played one of television's strongest, most spirited wives, died of lung cancer, her sister said yesterday.
Ms. Meadows died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Beverly Callison, an assistant to Ms. Meadows' manager Ray Katz.
Ms. Meadows, whose birthday would have been Thursday, was 69, according to Ms. Callison. Reference books, however, put her age at 71.
She had kept her illness a secret, even from her sister Jayne Meadows, until newspapers learned of her hospitalization early this year.
"My fervent prayers are with my dear sister, Audrey, who has for months fought a brave and private battle with lung cancer," Jayne Meadows, who co-stars on the CBS series "High Society" and is married to entertainer Steve Allen, said in a prepared statement.
Audrey Meadows starred with Jackie Gleason as lovebirds and sparring partners Ralph and Alice Kramden in "The Honeymooners." Ms. Meadows held her own against the bigger-than-life Gleason and his blustering bus driver.
"To the moon, Alice!" was Ralph's oft-heard cry, an unfulfilled threat to deliver a shot -- "Pow!" -- to the kisser. Alice was unfazed, and many shows ended with hugs and Ralph's admission, "Baby, you're the greatest."
Art Carney and Joyce Randolph played neighbors Ed and Trixie Norton on the comedy, which has enjoyed enduring popularity and ranks as a TV classic.
"Jackie's answer was simply that it was funny," Ms. Meadows said in a 1993 interview.
She offered her own theory: "I think it was so well-written, and the chemistry between the four of us just happened."
A "Honeymooners" memoir by Meadows, "Love, Alice," was published in 1994. In an AP interview that year, she described Alice's special appeal, and Ralph's.
"I loved that character of Alice, because she was strong and she was tender. She was everything that I think is fine in a woman," she said. "Why did she stay with Ralph? Because she understood him -- and he obviously was thin when she married him."
Ms. Meadows was born to Episcopal missionary parents in Wu Chang, China, and spoke only Chinese when she came to the United States in the 1930s. Her sister persuaded her to join in a Broadway bid when both were teen-agers.
Audrey Meadows went on to a Carnegie Hall debut as a coloratura soprano, performed light opera and won a 1951 Broadway role in "Top Banana" with Phil Silvers.
She appeared as a singer and sketch comedian on TV shows, taking over the role of Alice in the "Honeymooners" sketches on CBS' "The Jackie Gleason Show" in 1952.
Ms. Meadows stayed with Mr. Gleason until 1957, then played occasional guest roles on TV dramas and appeared on panel shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
She virtually retired from acting after her marriage to Continental Airlines chairman Robert Six, turning her attention to business activities and her family.
Ms. Meadows returned to television in 1977 for a series of "Honeymooners" reunions and went on to other roles, including a recurring part as Ted Knight's mother-in-law on the 1980s sitcom "Too Close for Comfort."
Her husband died in 1986 at age 79.


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