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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 Perry.
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 Street.

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 L. Boucher.
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., Fall River.

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.

Eva Bedard
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 Bedard.
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court, New Bedford.

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 Cemetery.

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.

Alfred Lemieux
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 Ave.

Geraldine Law
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 B. Law.
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 gardener.
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., Needham.

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 Constance Cabral.
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 and camping.
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., New Bedford.

Charles Ho
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., Fairhaven.

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) Curry.
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 Dartmouth.
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 St.

Martin Balsam
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 me."
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 Mafia.
Mr. Balsam died while vacationing in Rome, said his Italian agent, Vittorio Squillante.
"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 drama.
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 Place."
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.

Carlos Adorno
NEW BEDFORD -- Carlos Adorno, 57, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 12, 1996. He was the son of the late Francisco Adorno Resto and Martina Rivera Bruno.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and lived in New Bedford since 1966.
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 and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

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 St.

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.


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