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Sarah E. Baines, 99
ABINGTON -- Mrs. Sarah E. (Mellor) Baines, 99, formerly of Chestnut Street, New Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995. She was the widow of Thomas S. Baines Sr. and the daughter of the late William J. and Mary E.F. (Thoragood) Mellor.
She died at the Del Manor Nursing Home in Abington.
Born in Fall River, she had lived most of her life in New Bedford, until moving to Abington 10 years ago.
She was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Baines was a member of the Alter Guild Church where she attended the Mid-Week Holy Communion Service on Wednesdays until her illness.
Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Morgan of Luneburg; a son, Thomas S. Baines Jr. of Abington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford.

Edith M. Burt
WARREN -- Edith M. (Sheedy) Burt, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Henry L. Burt and the daughter of the late Patrick and Mabel (Gurney) Sheedy.
She died at Quabog Nursing Home in West Brookfield.
Born and educated in New Bedford, she was a resident of North Dighton for over 60 years. She moved to Warren six months ago.
She was a homemaker and a communicant of Trinity United Methodist Church of Taunton, Mass.
Mrs. Burt was a Sunday School Teacher at the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Taunton Womens Club and Church Women United. She was also a member of the Dighton Rock Grange for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Murphy of Ware and Betsey Harris of Dumont, N.J.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Services, Inc., 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

Frank J. Bourgeois
FAIRHAVEN -- Frank J. Bourgeois, 89, of Fairhaven and formerly of New Bedford and Acushnet, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Albert J. and Georgianna (Cormier) Bourgeois.
He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, New Bedford.
He was born in New Brunswick, Canada. He resided in Fairhaven for the past two years, and he lived in New Bedford and Acushnet prior to that.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and was a self employed construction worker in New Bedford, retiring in 1971.
Mr. Bourgeois was also an avid checkers player.
Survivors include a sister, Blanche R. Fredette of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Florida Girard, Hermeline Bourgeois, Frederick Bourgeois and Alphonse Bourgeois.
Arragnements are by Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Ct., New Bedford.

Henry S. Garcia
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Henry S. Garcia, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1995, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marion Garcia and the son of the late Manuel and Rose Garcia.
He died at the Highland Hospital, Oakland, Calif.
Born in Taunton, he moved to Oakland 25 years ago.
He was employed by Holiday Inn until his retirement.
He was a member of the Almedia County Bowling League, in Oakland, Calif.
Survivors include his widow; a sister, Adelina Babbitt Suates of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Alvin Garcia, of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters in-law, Ruth Garcia of Oakland, Calif.; and Vivian Lucas, of the East Coast; a brother in- law, Walter Curry of Washington, D.C.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in East Freetown and New Bedford.
He was the brother of the late Julio Garcia.
Arrangements are by C.P. Bannon Mortuary, 6800 East 14th Street, Oakland.

Edward DeGraca
WAREHAM -- Edward DeGraca, also known as Edward Graca, 85, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995. He was the husband of Aurora G. (Santos) Graca and the son of the late Joseph and Eugenia (Gonsalves) Graca.
He died at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
He was born and educated in Wareham, and he moved to Portland, Maine many years ago.
He was employed as a superintendent by Warren Bros. Construction Company, now the Tilcon Construction Company. He was employed there for 42 years, retiring and moving back to Wareham in 1975.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Beverly Lopes and Bernice "Bunny" Veiga, both of Wareham; a sister, Kena Costa of New Bedford; seven grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28).

Brenda Joyce Costa
DARTMOUTH -- Brenda Joyce Costa, 51, of North Dartmouth, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Natalie May (Sylvia) Costa and the late Joseph "Bob" Costa.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
She was born and lived most of her life in New Bedford. She moved to California 10 years ago and returned to New Bedford two years ago.
She was formerly employed at New Bedford Institution for Savings/Fleet Bank as a teller.
Survivors include her mother, several uncles and aunts.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street.

Former N.H. congressman dies at 75
By The Associated Press NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Former U.S. Rep. James Cleveland died yesterday of complications from a stroke six weeks earlier. He was 75.
Mr. Cleveland, a lawyer, served in the 2nd Congressional District from 1963 to 1981 and in the state Senate from 1951 to 1963.
Judd Gregg, R-N.H., succeeded him in 1981 and yesterday remembered his service to the state.
"Jim Cleveland had a long and distinguished career representing the people of the 2nd District and the state of New Hampshire. It was an honor for me to follow in Jim's footsteps," Mr. Gregg said.
Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., remembered Mr. Cleveland's wit, independence and assistance early in Smith's political career in the 1970s.
"He was very very helpful to me early on when I first ran. He would take the time to talk to me and was supportive," Mr. Smith said. "I think the thing that he would be most noted for was his constituent service. He came back and forth to the state a lot."
Mr. Cleveland is survived by his wife of 44 years, Hilary.
Funeral arrangements were not immediately released yesterday.

AMARAL, Manuel Vitorino -- Of this city, Dec. 7, 1995, Manuel Vitorino, husband of the late Guiomar (Oliveira) Amaral, of Bullard St., aged 87 years, father of Rogerio, Josefina Barcelos, Guiomar Silveira, Fatima Amaral, all of New Bedford, also survived by 4 brothers, one sister, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday from the CABRAL-BAYLIES SQUARE FUNERAL HOME, 512 North Front Street, New Bedford, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, at 10:00 a.m. Calling hours Friday only 2-4, 7-9. Interment St. John Cemetery. Ample, lighted parking area in rear of funeral home.

ANDRADE, Joseph R. Jr. -- of New Bedford, December 8, 1995, Joseph R. Jr., 58, brother of Allen G. Andrade, Alice Conceicao, Mary L. Bargasse, Ann M. Pinto and Anita L. Turner. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford Monday at 8. Funeral Mass Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 9. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. John Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church Memorial Fund, 47 South Sixth St., New Bedford, MA 02740

BETTENCOURT, John S. -- In Dartmouth Dec. 7, John S. Bettencourt Jr. husband of the late Ledea (Bonneau) of South Dartmouth, aged 94 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, So. Dartmouth Monday at 10 and also to visiting hours on Sunday, from 4-7 p.m. at the PERRY FUNERAL HOME, 111 Dartmouth St. Interment: St. John Cemetery.

CLEVELAND, Rupert Stanley -- In Wallingford Dec. 8, 1995, Rupert Stanley, aged 67 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of New Bedford. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 2195 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, MA. 02745. Arrangements are under the direction of the YALESVILLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Main Street, Yalesville section of Wallingford.

DEBARROS, Grace {Barrett) -- of New Bedford, December 8, 1995, Grace (Barrett), 66, wife of William DeBarros, mother of Beverly Fields, Kenneth, Robert, Lloyd, Ronald, and Carl DeBarros. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Monday at 1 p.m. Visiting hours at the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Sunday evening 7-9. Interment St. John Cemetery.

DENHAM, Earl L., Jr. -- In Rochester Dec. 8, 1995 Earl L. Denham Jr. of Walnut Plain Rd. Graveside service to be held at the Union Cemetery Walnut Plain Rd. Rochester on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are by the STOTT, CHAPMAN, COLE & GLEASON, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt28) Wareham.

ENOS, Armond M., Sr. -- of New Bedford, December 7, 1995, Armond M. "Edmond" Enos Sr., 65, husband of Louise L. (Almeida) Enos, father of Armond M. Enos Jr. and Glenn J. Enos Sr., brother of Antone Enos, Louise Enos, Tina Anderson, and Phyllis Stewart, grandfather of Armond Enos III, Christopher Enos, and Glenn Enos Jr. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford Monday at 10. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 11. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Rural Cemetery.

HARRINGTON, Edward J., Dec. 7, 1995, husband of Florence A. (Malloy) Harrington, son of the late Thomas J. and Elizabeth A. (Larkin) Harrington and father of Edward T. and J. Bradley Harrington and Elizabeth M. Brough. Residence: 129 Moore St., Fall River. Funeral on Monday morning at 9 from the JEFFREY E. SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 550 Locust St., Fall River followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church, Hanover Street, Fall River at 10. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery. Flowers will be welcomed or if you wish kindly make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern Massachusetts, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139. Calling hours on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9.

MARTIN, Robert L. -- Of Middleboro, formerly of Framingham and New Bedford, Dec. 7, Robert L., husband of Lynne A. (Aronson) Martin, father of Robert L. Martin II, Kyle Martin and Michelle M. Quinn, son of Herve Martin, brother of Peter Martin, grandfather of Jason Quinn, also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral in the Easton Baptist Church, Easton, Mon., Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours in the GEORGE L. COPELAND & SON FUNERAL HOME, 38 Center St., Easton, Sun, 2-4, 7-9. Interment Titicut Parish Cemetery, Middleboro. In place of flowers, donations may be made to Saints and Singers Memorial Fund, PO Box 271, Buzzards Bay, Ma. 02532-1803.

SANTOS, Mary -- In this city, Dec. 6, 1995, Mary (Sylvia), 77, wife of Clarence Santos, of New Bedford, mother of David C. Santos, Elaine M. Jean and Susan G. Lynch. Funeral from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., on Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9.

Dennis N. Cormier, 97
NEW BEDFORD -- Dennis N. Cormier, 97, formerly of Melville Towers, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, after a long illness. He was the widower of Elizabeth (Ellis) Cormier and son of the late Celistine and Clotide Cormier.
He died at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven.
He was born in New Brunswick, Canada.
He was formerly employed by Revere Copper and Brass in the maintenance department for 27 years. He also worked at area cotton mills prior.
Mr. Cormier was educated in the local school system and then returned to Canada where he served in the Canadian Army during World War I.
Survivors include several cousins; and his dear friends who cared for him, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Allen of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Catherine D. Field, 95
FALL RIVER -- Catherine D. (Vedder) Field, 95, of Hathaway Street, died at home Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995. She was the widow of Henry N. Field Sr. and daughter of the late Albert W. and Theresa (Dolan) Vedder.
She lived in Fall River since 1936 and was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. Prior to Fall River, she lived in Albany, N.Y.
Mrs. Field was employed by the original telephone company in New York as an operator during the 1920s.
Survivors include three sons, William Field of New Bedford, Albert Field of Brookville, Fla., and Henry N. Field Jr. of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Eugenia Field of Fall River, Catherine Bond of Siasconsett and Harriet Kaszyk of Fall River; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St.

David N. Jones
MIDDLEBORO -- David N. Jones, 28, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, of natural causes. He was the son of George A. Jr. and Elaine E. (Wilson) Jones of Middleboro.
He was a lifelong resident of Middleboro.
He attended local public schools, and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
He was employed by McElliott Masonary Co. as a construction mason, building the Christmas Tree Shop in Middleboro.
Survivors include his parents; a son, David N. Jones Jr. of Middleboro; three brothers, George A. Jones III, Robert J. Jones, and Dennis Almeida Jr., all of Middleboro; fours sisters, Elaine M. Cochrane of Maine, Kimberly J. Jones of Middleboro, Donna L. Lapham of Lakeville, and Cheryl A. Correia of New Bedford; several aunts and uncles; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Joseph A. Nunes Sr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Joseph A. Nunes Sr., 57, died at home Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995, after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary (Nunes) Nunes and son of the late Manuel and Maria (Mendes) Nunes.
He was born in Providence, R.I., and lived here most of his life.
He was raised by his aunt Lucy Mendes of San Leadro, Calif.
He was formerly employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. as a shipper- receiver until his retirement.
Mr. Nunes was a member of the New Bedford Revolver and Rifle Club where he was president from 1987-1995, range safety officer from 1981-1986 and secretary from 1973 to 1980.
He was also a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association N1BGR extra class.
Mr. Nunes was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Joseph A. Nunes Jr. of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Ann Marie Sullivan of East Taunton; two brothers, Manuel Nunes of California and Guy Mendes of Ohio; a sister, Barbara Lombardi of Cranston, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Raymond Nunes.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Jeanette R. Matthews
ROCHESTER -- Jeanette R. (Demers) Matthews, 87, of Marion Road., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, after a long illness. She was the widow of Charles Matthews and Capt. John A. McGrath and daughter of the late Joseph and Marie H. (Martell) Demers.
She died at the Sippican Health Care Center in Marion.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in Rochester for the past 48 years where she was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church.
She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School.
Survivors include a son, Terry McGrath of Rochester; a daughter, Marilyn Blackmore of Connecticut; a sister, Yvonne LaFrance of Connecticut; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy (Route 28) Wareham.

Granville W. Wilbur
ACUSHNET -- Granville W. Wilbur Jr., 71, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Titus) Wilbur and son of the late Granville W. Wilbur Sr. and Mary (Lemos) Wilbur Junier.
He died at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford.
He was born in New Bedford. He lived most of his life in this area. During military service, he lived four years in Alaska and 15 years in New Hampshire.
He was a 22-year career serviceman, serving as senior chief machinist mate in the Navy until his retirement in 1964.
He was employed by the former Berkshire Hathaway in New Bedford as a machinist for two years, the Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod as a waste water treatment supervisor for 10 years and the Coast Guard as a waste water treatment supervisor in Alaska for four years until his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Wilbur was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Alexandria, Va.; the National Veterans Service Association, Washington, D.C.; American Legion Post 0200, Concord, N.H.; the Navy League of the United States, Washington, D.C.; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7, New Bedford; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7239, Thomas E. Tuttle Post in Acushnet.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Bruce W. Wilbur of Acushnet; two brothers, Raymond L. Wilbur of Mesa, Ariz., and Carl L. Junier of Somerset; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Suzanne M. Wilbur and brother of the late William K. Wilbur and James N. Junier.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford.

Julia Viera
NEW BEDFORD -- Julia Viera, 85, died at home Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, after a long illness. She was the widow of Manuel Viera and daughter of the late Antone and Isabelle (Medeiros) Craveiro.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford where she was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
She was employed by the Wamsutta and Cameo Mills for many years until her retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy daLuz of East Freetown; two sisters, Jenny Manning and Isabelle Santos, both of New Bedford; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Edward A. Russell
PLYMOUTH -- Edward A. Russell, 15, of South Street, died Friday, Dec. 8, 1995. He was the son of Ronald and Betty (Haskell) Russell of Sandwich Road, Wareham.
He was born in Wareham, and he lived in Plymouth for the past 14 years.
Survivors include a sister, Lori Russell of Wareham; his grandparents, Ruth (Perry) Haskell of Wareham and the late Ernest E. Haskell and the late George and Phyllis (Westgate) Russell; his maternal great- grandmother, Dora (Westgate) Perry of Wareham; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 28), Wareham.
Due to incomplete information provided by the funeral home, Mr. Russell’s Sunday obituary omitted his surviving sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Anna M. Hostman, 95
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Anna M. Hostman, 95, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995. She was the widow of Charles Conor, formerly of this area, and daughter of the late John Pul- ver and Emma Scheffer.
She died at the Lifecare Center.
She was born in Angola, Ind., and she lived in Fort Wayne most of her life.
She was employed by the News Sentinal for 25 years until her retirement in 1975.
Mrs. Hostman was past president of Stockbridge Audubon Society for eight years and its membership chairman the past 20 years. She was also the author of the Stockbridge Audubon newsletter for 15 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Pauline “Polly” Fisher of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne.

Frederick T. Dahill
FALMOUTH -- Frederick T. Dahill, 68, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Irene L. (Muldoon) Dahill and son of the late Frederick and Nora (Kenny) Dahill.
He died at the JML Care Center.
He was born in Fall River and lived in Falmouth for 20 years.
He was employed by the New England Telephone Co. as an accountant for over 35 years until his retirement in 1983.
He was a graduate of Holy Family High School in New Bedford and the Bentley School of Accounting in Boston.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, Thomas R. Dahill of Citrus Hills, Calif.; and two sisters, Patricia Kubinski of Fairhaven and Claire White of Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St.

Albert Voisine
GARDNER -- Albert Voisine, 59, of 198 Waterford St., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995, after an illness. He was the companion of Dorothea T. Leger and son of the late Joseph E. and Marie J. (Waxler) Voisine.
He died at Haywood Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he had lived in Gardner for many years.
He was formerly employed as a wood assembler by the former Albert Locke Company, the George Bent Company, Conant Ball Company, Wood Tek Casket Company and most recently at Modern Contract Company.
He was a retired Army sergeant, having served in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Voisine served in the military for 23 years and following that two years in the Massachusetts National Guard.
He received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star.
Survivors include his companion; two sons, Albert J. Voisine and Michael Voisine, both of Gardner; two daughters, Crystal L. Voisine and Laura Voisine, both of Gardner; two stepdaughters, Debra A. Morris and Jessica M. Leger, both of Gardner; a sister, Laura Baldo of New Bedford and four grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Joseph Voisine, Edward Voisine, Paul Voisine and Alfred Voisine.
Arrangements are by John H. Mack Funeral Home, 91 Vernon St.

Emily S. Rossmoore
FALL RIVER -- Emily Sara Rossmoore, 39, of Robeson Street, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995, of an AIDS-related illness. She was the daughter of William Rossmoore of Stam- ford, Conn., and Barbara Rushmore of Provincetown.
She died at the Hope House.
Born in Newark, N.J., she lived in Boston before moving to Fall River five years ago. She worked as a freelance artist.
Survivors include her parents; a grandmother, Laura Miller of New York City, N.Y.; a stepmother, Rhonda Rossmoore of Stamford and Provincetown; a daughter, Jacqueline Stairs of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; three sisters, Laura Yingling of Provincetown, Katherine Rossmoore-Shields of Marshfield and Susan Stone of Woodstock, N.Y.; a stepsister, Amy Germain of Madison, N.Y., and three stepbrothers, Andrew Germain of Julian, Calif., David Germain of Sparta, N.J., and Neil Germain of Ruidoso, N.M.
Arrangements are by Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St.


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