|Isabella M. Dias
DARTMOUTH -- Private funeral services were held for Isabella M. Dias,
84, of North Dartmouth who died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 1996,. She
was the wife of Manuel J. Dias and daughter of the late Joanna (Cunha)
and Frank A. Manha.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Dartmouth she was a communicant of St. Julie
Church in North Dartmouth.
Survivors include her widower and nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Anna Manha, Dorothy Manha and Marion
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
Constance L. Pereira, 96
NEW BEDFORD -- Funeral services were held yesterday for Constance L.
(Sylvia) Pereira, 96, formerly of Rodney Street who died Thursday, Feb.
8, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph L. Pereira and
daughter of the late Maria (Abreu) and Manuel Enos Sylvia.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fayal, Azores, she lived in New Bedford most of her life, was
a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and was employed by local
fabric mills as a cloth inspector.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Drew of New Bedford and Harriet
Trott of Laguna Beach, Calif.; a son, Gerald Pereira of Florida; 15 grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
Raymond G. Couto
NEW BEDFORD -- Raymond G. Couto, 69, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1996,
after a brief illness. He was the husband of Dolores M. (Sequira) Couto
and son of the late Manuel and Maria (Souza) Couto.
He died at The Oaks Nursing Home.
Born in Fall River he lived in New Bedford most of his life and was
a communicant of St. James Church. He was employed by the United States
Post Office in Fairhaven for 28 years until his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Couto was a member of the Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent
54, a member of the Andrews-Dahill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1531 and
a life member of the Dr. Clarence Burt Disabled American Veterans Chapter
7. He was a member of the Postal Workers Union and the American Federation
of Musicians, Local 214 and 215.
Mr. Couto played with many New Bedford and Fall River bands and was
the leader of St. Anthony's Band in Fall River. He had also played in Hawaii,
Canada and several times in Portugal. He was a graduate of New Bedford
High School and attended Schillinger School of Music in Boston for 2 years.
During World War II he served in the Army and received the Asiatic Pacific
Campaign medal, the Japan medal, the Good Conduct medal and the World War
II Victory medal.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Rebecca M. Baptiste of Fairhaven;
a sister, Isabel Leite of Westport and two grandsons.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park
COUTO -- OF NEW BEDFORD, FEBRUARY 7, 1996, RAYMOND G., 69, HUSBAND OF
DOLORES M. (SEQUIRA) COUTO, FATHER OF REBECCA M. BAPTISTE, BROTHER OF ISABEL
LEITE, GRANDFATHER OF SCOTT HARRISON AND TYLER BAPTISTE. FUNERAL FROM THE
SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 PARK ST., NEW BEDFORD MONDAY AT 9:30.
FUNERAL MASS AT ST. JAMES CHURCH AT 10:30. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED
TO ATTEND. VISITING HOURS SUNDAY 2-4 AND 7-9. INTERMENT MASS. NATIONAL
CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS REMEMBRANCES MAY BE MADE TO THE ST. JAMES
RESTORATION FUND, 233 COUNTY ST., NEW BEDFORD, MA 02740.
Steven K. Boucher
WESTPORT -- Steven K. Boucher, 38, of James Ave. died at home Thursday,
Feb. 8, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Christine A.
(Gaudette) Boucher and son of Marie C. (Bartsch) Boucher and the late Wilfred
Born in Fall River, he lived in Westport for the past 18 years.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church, Fall River and
a graduate of the Diman Vocational Technical High School in Fall River.
He was employed as the superintendent of the Bristol County Maintenance
Department for many years. He previously was employed by private building
contractors, in Westport, Tiverton and Fall River area.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; two sons, Steven Wilfred Earl
Boucher and Christian William Boucher, both of Westport; a brother, Robert
W. Boucher of St. Mary's, Ga.; a sister, Bernice M. Kydd of Westport; and
several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St.,
BOUCHER -- in Westport, February 8, 1996. Steven K. Age 38. Husband
of Christine A. (Gaudette); father of Steven and Christian Boucher. Funeral
Monday from the HATHAWAY HOME FOR FUNERALS, 1813 Robeson St., FALL RIVER
at 10 am with a funeral service at First Congregational Church at 11. Relatives
and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Sunday 4-8 pm. Memorial
Donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St.,
Boston, MA 02115.
ANDOVER -- Eva Bedard, 88, of 89 Morton St., died Thursday, Feb. 8,
1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Alcibide and
Victoria (Quintin) Bedard.
She died at the Academy Nursing Home in Andover.
Born in St. John's, Quebec, Canada she lived in Brookline for over
40 years, moving to Andover 6 years ago.
Survivors include a sister, Lucy M. Belben of Naples, Fla.; two nieces,
Jeannette E. Belben of Andover and Carol Tagg of Waltham and a cousin,
Jeannette Dutra of New Bedford.
She was the sister of the late Jeannette Gauvin, Romeo Bedard and Rudy
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court,
BEDARD -- EVA, AGE 88, OF ANDOVER. SISTER OF LUCY M. BELBEN. AUNT OF
JEANNETTE E. BELBEN AND CAROL TAGG. COUSIN OF JEANNETTE DUTRA. A COMMITTAL
SERVICE WILL BE HELD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1996 AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE CHAPEL
AT SACRED HEART Cemetery, MOUNT PLEASANT ST., NEW BEDFORD. RELATIVES AND
FRIENDS INVITED. ARRANGEMENTS ARE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BROOKLAWN
FUNERAL HOME, 15 IRVINGTON COURT, NEW BEDFORD.
BARRATT -- In Fall River, Feb. 8, Mary (Faber) Barratt, 81, of North
Dartmouth, mother of Sheila T. de Buren and Paul N. Barrett, grandmother
of Nicholas, Matthew, Jonathan and Derek Barratt. Funeral from the AUSTIN-CARNEY
FUNERAL HOME, 549 County St., Mon. at 9. Funeral Mass at St. Julie Billiart
Church at 10. Visiting hours Sat. 7-9, Sun. 2-4, 7-9. Interment St. Mary
BOURASSA -- In Davenport, Fla., Feb. 11, Aime D. "Red" Bourassa, 88,
of Florida, widower of Yvette (Fontaine). Funeral from the ROCK FUNERAL
HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., Thursday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Theresa
Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling
hours Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 7129,
Winterhaven, Fla. 33883.
CLOUTIER -- In this city, Feb. 12, 1996, Gertrude M. (Caron), 80, of
New Bedford, wife of Felix J. Cloutier and mother of Jeanne T. Mandeville.
Funeral from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 2385 Ashley Blvd., Thursday at 8 a.m.
followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m. Interment Sacred
Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours
Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
CURRY -- Raymond F., age 83 in Fall River Feb. 12, husband of the late
Olympia (Conforti) Curry, father of Raymond J. Curry of Fall River and
Thomas J. Curry of Swansea, grandfather of Kathleen Beaulieu and Kelly
DiGiammo of Somerset, Kristin Curry of Quincy and the late Kenneth Curry
of Fall River, great-grandfather of Molly and Benjamin Beaulieu and Amy
DiGiammo, brother of Nora Reagan of Fall River. Funeral will be held Friday
at 9:30 a.m. from the SILVA-FARIA FUNERAL HOME, 730 Bedford St., F.R. A
Funeral Mass will be offered in Holy Rosary Church on Beattie St. at 10:30.
Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made
to the Raymond F. Curry Memorial Scholarship Fund (for mechanical engineering)
c/o UMass Dartmouth Foundation, Old Westport Rd., No. Dartmouth 02747.
Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9.
GALHARDO -- David Allen, age 44, of Fairhaven, formerly of Fall River,
husband of Kathleen Ann (Prisinzano) Galhardo, son of Georgiana (Terceria)
Galhardo, father of Christine M., Lori Ann, & Tracy Lynne Galhardo,
brother of Gerald, Michael, Paul & Steven Galhardo, grandfather of
Alyse Galhardo. Residence, Laurel St. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday,
Feb. 15, 1996, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 17 Spring St., Fairhaven.
Relatives and friends invited. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the
Alyse Galhardo Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Kathleen Galhardo, 73 Laurel
St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Burial private. Arrangements are with the FAIRLAWN
MORTUARY, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.
HARRISON -- IN THIS CITY, FEB. 12 DOLORES (TEIXEIRA) HARRISON, BELOVED
WIFE OF RAYMOND HARRISON OF NEW BEDFORD. MOTHER OF PETER HARRISON OF OKLAHOMA
& DEAR FRIEND OF LUCY MATOS OF NEW BEDFORD AGED 60 YEARS. FUNERAL FROM
THE PERRY FUNERAL HOME, 111 DARTMOUTH ST., AT 9:30 A.M. FUNERAL MASS AT
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH AT 10:30 A.M. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE
INVITED. VISITING HOURS WED. ONLY 2-4 & 7-9 INTERMENT: ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY.
HO -- CHARLES OF MARION, FEBRUARY 10, 1996. SON OF THE LATE CHU AND
SHE HO. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL MASS IN
ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH MATTAPOISETT THURSDAY AT 10:00 A.M. ARRANGEMENTS BY
THE FAIRHAVEN FUNERAL HOME, 117 MAIN ST., FAIRHAVEN, INTERMENT ST. ANTHONY'S
CEMETERY. VISITING HOURS ARE OMITTED.
KUTHAN -- IN THIS CITY, FEB. 13, 1996 RAYMOND F. KUTHAN, 78, OF ACUSHNET,
HUSBAND OF GERTRUDE M. (MORAUX), FATHER OF PAULINE L. TAVARES, RONALD KUTHAN
AND FRANCIS KUTHAN. RELATIVES & FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND HIS FUNERAL
MASS AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH, ACUSHNET ON THURSDAY AT 11 AM. CALLING
HOURS AND INTERMENT ARE PRIVATE. ARRANGEMENTS BY ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285
ASHLEY BLVD. REMEMBRANCES MAY BE MADE IN HIS MEMORY TO AMERICAN HEART ASSOC.,
20 SPEEN ST., FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701.
LEMIEUX -- In this city, Feb. 13, 1996 Alfred husband of the late Cora
(Bertrand) Pepin-Lemieux of New Bedford, aged 90 yrs., formerly of Ashley
Blvd. Funeral from the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.
Thurs. at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church at 10:00. Relatives
and friends are invited to attend. Calling hrs. Wed. 2-4 & 7-9. Interment
in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
RAPHAEL -- February 11, 1996 Edale W. (Brown) 70, wife of Joseph "Joe"
Raphael, mother of Carol and Diana Raphael, Rosemary McManus, Susan Botelho,
Richard and Joseph Raphael III, grandmother of Jason, Robin, Kelly, Melissa
and Eric, great-grandmother of Haleigh. Services at the DONAGHY FUNERAL
HOME, 465 County St. this morning at 11:30 Rev. Tracy Ray officiating.
Interment National Cemetery Bourne.
NEW BEDFORD -- Alfred Lemieux, 90, formerly of Ashley Blvd. died
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of the
late Cora (Bertrand) Pepin-Lemieux who passed away Feb. 2, 1996 and son
of the late Raphael and Adele (Tremblay) Lemieux.
He died at Hathaway Manor Extended Care.
He was born and lived in New Bedford for many years and also
spent winters in Hollywood, Fla. for 20 years.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
He was owner and operator of the Lemieux Furniture Mover Company
until his retirement.
Mr. Lemieux served in the army in World War II as a Tech. 5 grade
in the Asiatic-Pacific Battle Campaigns and Luzon-New Guinea-Southern Philippines
with the 236th chemical service platoon.
Survivors include 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.
He was also the brother of the late Rose, Lumina and Stanio.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet
FORT ANN, N.Y. -- A private memorial service was held today for
Geraldine (George) Law, 74, formerly of Mattapoisett, who died at home
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Irving
Born in Williamsport, Pa., she lived in Maine, New Jersey, Massachusetts
before moving to New York 17 years ago. She was formerly employed by Old
Rochester Regional Junior High School as a teaching assistant and was a
lifelong business partner with her husband.
Mrs. Law was a World War II Air Force veteran. She was an avid
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Carol Conklin of
Fort Ann and Barbara Law of New Bedford; a son, Frederick A. Law of North
Dartmouth; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, Argyle.
Alice B. Worth
WESTPORT -- Alice (Bennett) Worth, formerly of Dedham, died Tuesday,
Feb. 13, 1996. She was the widow of Arnold E. Worth.
She died at the Recuperative Center in Roslindale.
Born in Westport she lived in Dedham for more than 50 years then
moving back to Westport. She graduated from Fall River Durfee High School
and later graduated from the Shea School in Fall River for Nursing. She
was employed at the Brockton Hospital as a nurse for four years and later
went on to private nursing. While a resident of Dedham she was a very active
member of the Church of the Good Shepard and the church's Widow Mites Group.
Mrs. Worth was a member of the OES in Dedham and a life member
of the OES in Newton.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice A. Wood of Dedham; four grandchildren;
four great-grandchidlren and two nephews.
She was the sister of the late Bazil Bennett, James Bennette,
William Bennett, George Bennett and Nora Saliveras.
Arrangements are by the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave.,
Lydia P. Jordan
NEW BEDFORD -- Private Funeral services were held today for Lydia
P. Jordan, 76, who died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996, after a long illness. She
was the daughter of the late Antone P. and Isabel (Botelho) Jordan.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fall River she was a lifelong resident of New Bedford
and was employed by State Street Bank as a bank clerk until her retirement.
Survivors include a niece and several nephews.
She was the sister of the late Odilia Jordan, Antone Jordan and
Arrangements were by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.
Thelma M. Desautels
LUSBY, Md. -- Thelma May (Moniz) Desautels, 61, formerly of New
Bedford, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1996. She was the widow of Arnold W. Desautels.
She died in Prince Frederick, Md.
Mrs. Desautels was a retired federal clerical employee who loved
her grandchildren and hobbies were crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise Smallwood and Dianne
Houseknecht; a son, Daniel Alan Desautels; a sister, Ezaltina Moniz; a
brother, John Moniz and 13 grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Dwayne A. Desautels.
Arrangements are by the Raymond Funeral Home, Dunkirk, Maryland.
Raymond F. Kuthan
ACUSHNET -- Raymond Francis Kuthan, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 13,
1996, unexpectedly. He was the husband of Gertrude M. (Moraux) Kuthan and
son of the late Louis and Leopoldine (Wobecky) Kuthan.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived most of his life in Acushnet. He
was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church and was employed by the
Town of Acushnet School Department as a custodian until his retirement.
Mr. Kuthan was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of
AARP, New Bedford YMCA, Freetown VFW Post No. 6643 and the Retired State,
County & Municipal Employees Association. He was also a former member
of the Acushnet Youth Athletic Association.
He and his wife had celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. Kuthan graduated from New Bedford High School and attended the former
New Bedford Institute of Technology. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Pauline L. Tavares of
Westport; two sons, Ronald L. Kuthan of Freetown and Francis R. Kuthan
of Acushnet and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.,
MARION -- Charles Ho, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, after
a long illness. He was the son of the late Chu and She Ho.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Canton, China he lived in Mattapoisett for many years
before entering Sippican Healthcare Center in 1995. A parishioner of St.
Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett he was employed by Cathay Temple and the
Country Club of New Bedford as a bartender until his retirement.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.,
Raymond F. Curry
FALL RIVER -- Raymond F. Curry, 83, of 11 Jefferson Ct., formerly
of Johnson St. died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 12, 1996. He was the widow
of Olympia (Conforti) Curry and son of the late John and Sarah A. (Shawcross)
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Fall River and a parishioner of
Holy Rosary Church and a member of the Millwrights Union.
In 1928, he was employed by the Department of Commerce as an
able bodied seaman aboard the O.S. Swiftarrow. From 1933 to 1941, he was
employed at United Cotton Products of Fall River where he implemented manufacturing
process improvements and designed special materials for textile machines.
During World War II, he received numerous awards and commendations
from the War Production Office for his work in the manufacturing of torpedoes
at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station in Newport.
Following the war, he worked for the Firestone Rubber Co. for
five years installing rubber manufacturing machinery, traveling extensively
on the eastern seaboard. From 1950 to 1954 he worked for Hoyt Manufacturing
of Fall River where he was involved with the implementation and installation
of commercial drying machines both locally and in the Midwest.
He received several awards for his innovative improvements to
these machines. While with Hoyt, he also started working for Salvo Machine
Corporation where he eventually became department head and in that capacity
on a part-time basis for several years after his retirement in 1975.
He attended both Bradford Durfee Textile School (1940-42) and
later Bradford College of Technology (1959-60) both of which are now UMass
Survivors include two sons, Raymond J. Curry of Fall River and
Thomas J. Curry of Swansea, who is the dean of engineering at UMass Dartmouth;
three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora (Curry)
Reagan of Fall River and several nieces and nephews.
He was also grandfather of the late Kenneth Curry.
Arrangements are by the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford
ROME -- Martin Balsam, the Everyman character actor who died
in "Psycho" and won an Oscar for "A Thousand Clowns," was found dead yesterday
in a Rome hotel room. He was 76.
The balding, heavyset Mr. Balsam was the face people recognize
in innumerable pictures and TV shows but can't always name. He was the
rotten sergeant, the good friend or the gangster.
He won an Academy Award as best supporting actor in the 1965
movie "A Thousand Clowns," playing the stuffy brother to non-conformist
Jason Robards. He could also play the lead: He got a Tony for the main
role in "You Know I Can't Hear When the Water's Running."
Mr. Balsam was especially remembered for his role as the ill-fated
detective in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." His death scene, in which he
reels backward down a staircase as he is repeatedly stabbed, rivaled the
famous scene in which Janet Leigh is stabbed in the shower.
Called "The Bronx Barrymore" by Broadway columnist Earl Wilson,
Mr. Balsam once said, "I think the average guy has always identified with
In 1967, during the Broadway run of "You Know I Can't Hear When
the Water's Running," Mr. Balsam said: "I'll tell you, I still don't feel
whatever change you're supposed to feel when your name goes up above the
title. I think that's because this star thing has never been the first
consideration with me. Never. The work has always come first."
Mr. Balsam's film credits included "Marjorie Morningstar," "Breakfast
at Tiffany's," "Tora! Tora! Tora!" "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,"
"All the President's Men," "Catch-22" and "Little Big Man."
He played the jury foreman in "Twelve Angry Men."
Later in his career he played criminal figures or police in Italian
films, including a role as a Sicilian mafioso in one of the most-watched
Italian TV movie series, "La Piovra" (The Octopus), a thriller about the
Mr. Balsam died while vacationing in Rome, said his Italian agent,
"He adored Italy, especially Rome, and even when he wasn't working
here, he would spend several months of the year here," Mr. Squillante said.
Police said a maid found Mr. Balsam at 9:50 a.m. lying on the
floor near his bed at the Ripetta Residence, an upscale, residential hotel
in the center of Rome.
Police said he apparently died of natural causes, although Mr.
Squillante said he was not aware of any recent health problems. His body
was taken to a hospital for an examination.
Mr. Balsam was found wearing the same clothes he had on when
he left the hotel bar for his room about 8:30 Monday evening, leading police
to believe he died before going to bed.
Mr. Balsam was born in the Bronx borough of New York City, the
son of a ladies sportswear manufacturer. The drama club at DeWitt Clinton
High School had more attraction for him than his father's business, and
he made his Broadway debut in 1941 in "Ghost for Sale."
He served in the Army during World War II, part of the time as
a radio operator. After his discharge in 1945, he appeared frequently on
stage and television, where he was a fixture in TV's golden age of live
Then came the film break in Elia Kazan's "On the Waterfront"
and the start of nearly five decades in movies. One of the last was the
1994 Italian spoof "Silenzio dei Prosciutti" (The Silence of the Hams).
In the 1990s he also had roles in "The Black Cat," and the remake of "Cape
Fear." He had appeared in the 1962 original.
His hundreds of TV appearances included a regular role as Archie
Bunker's Jewish business partner in the 1979-1981 series "Archie Bunker's
Mr. Balsam was one of the first to join the Actors Studio, where
Lee Strasberg taught "method" acting to a generation of stars including
Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Rod Steiger. He returned to the studio periodically
in later years
Mr. Balsam, married and divorced three times, is survived by
three children: actress Talia Balsam by his second wife, actress Joyce
Van Patten; and Zoe and Adam Balsam by his third wife, Irene Miller. Actress
Pearl Sommer was his first wife.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
NEW BEDFORD -- Carlos Adorno, 57, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb.
12, 1996. He was the son of the late Francisco Adorno Resto and Martina
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and lived in New Bedford since
Survivors include two sons, Carlos Adorno Jr. and Ramon Adorno,
both of New Bedford; a daughter, Maria M. Natal of New Bedford; five brothers,
Virgilio Adorno, Erasmo Adorno, Benjamin Adorno, Domingo Adorno, all of
New Bedford and Justino Adorno of Puerto Rico; five sisters, Carmen Adorno,
Ana Diaz and Antonia Trinidad, all of New Bedford, and Rosa Adorno and
Mariana Adorno, both of Puerto Rico; six grandchildren; and many nieces
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495
Joseph W. Lewis, Jr.
SOMERSET -- Joseph W. "Skippy" Lewis, Jr., 64, of 294 Newhill
Ave. died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996. He was the husband of Frances A. (Herlihy)
Lewis and son of Joseph W. Lewis, Sr. and the late M. Bernice (Wood) Lewis.
He died at the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home.
He was born in Fall River and in his early life was a member
of Sacred Heart Church. He has been a Somerset resident since 1962 and
was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church.
He was a 1949 graduate of the former Msgr. Coyle High School
now Coyle-Cassidy High School and was a three varsity letterman in football,
basketball and baseball and still holds the school records for pitching
41 strikeouts in 2 games and 82 strikeouts in 4 games. While in high school
he played for the CYO, Herald News, Sacred Heart, The Standard-Times and
many other leagues.
Mr. Lewis attended Duke University where he stared in baseball,
being the 1952 best pitcher in the Southern Conference. He won the NCAA
Southern Conference for Duke in 1952 and 1953 and was voted all American
in both years. In 1952, with a record of 12 wins and 1 loss and a .9 ERA,
he was recognized as an all state athlete. He was drafted into the Army
in 1953 and served during the Korean War with the occupation forces in
Germany from 1953 to 1954 and was on the All Army Championship Team. He
signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1953 and played with the Durham Bulls,
Texas, Buffalo and other Tigers farm teams until 1959.
He received his bachelor's degree in 1961 from Elan College,
N.C. and started teaching at Durfee High School that same year. He received
his master's degree from Bridgewater State College in 1968. Mr. Lewis was
head baseball coach at Durfee High School from 1964 to 1982.
Mr. Lewis also coached for the Detroit Tigers farm teams from
1970 to 1982 in Batavia, N.Y. and Bristol, Tenn. In 1982 he became a scout
for the Detroit Tigers. He also coached in the Cape Cod College League
at Chatham from 1964 to 1969.
Mr. Lewis was appointed vice-principal at the McDonough School
and later served as vice-principal at Henry Lord Middle School until retiring
from the Fall River School system in June of 1992. After his retirement
he continued as a full-time scout for the Detroit Tigers.
Survivors include his widow and father, both of Somerset; two
sons, Timothy J. Lewis of Somerset and Matthew W. Lewis of Fall River;
a daughter, Ann E. Lewis of Northampton; a sister, Virginia Everman of
Charleston, S.C.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rose E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 866 County
Irene T. Medeiros
NEW BEDFORD -- Private Funeral services were held for Irene Theresa
Medeiros, 59, who died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1996 after a long illness. She
was the daughter of the late Manuel F. and Mary F. (Fonseca) Medeiros.
She died at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford she lived in Dartmouth and New Bedford all
of her life and was employed by various local garment shops as a stitcher.
In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing.
Survivors include three brothers, David Medeiros of Riverside,
Calif., William D. Medeiros of New Bedford and Lenny Medeiros of California;
and two nephews and a niece.
Arrangements were by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.