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Henry Mickelson
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Henry Mickelson, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996. He was the husband of the late Sadye (Anapol) Mickelson and son of the late Samuel and Ida (Fajan) Mickelson.
He died at the J.F.K. Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived there for most of his life before moving to Florida a-year-and-a-half ago. He was employed in the produce/general merchandise business from a very early age until his retirement 12 years ago.
Mr. Mickelson was a member of the Tifereth Israel Synagogue and various charitable and social organizations in the community.
He was the last of ten brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son, Harvey Mickelson of S. Dartmouth; three grandsons, Steven Mickelson of Parker, Colo., Scott Mickelson of San Francisco, and Jeffrey Mickelson of Wellesley and two great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Barbara Mickelson and Jordan Mickelson.
Arrangements are by Max Sugarman Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St., Providence, R.I.

Beatrice Jesus-Becker
FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Beatrice Jesus-Becker, 73, formerly of Wareham and New Bedford, died at home Friday, Feb. 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Phil Becker and daughter of the late Lucy (Hillman) and Antone Jesus.
Born in Carver, she lived in Wareham, Newport, R.I., and New Bedford until moving to California more than 30 years ago.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Jacqui Serrano of San Francisco; a son, John Amado of New Bedford; a brother, Avelino Jesus of Baltimore; two sisters Elizabeth Jesus of San Francisco and Dot Jesus-Britto of New Bedford; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Neptune Society, 1645 El Camino Real, Belmont, Calif.

William Lovenbury
DELTONA, Fla. -- William Lovenbury, 81, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996. He was the husband of Roberta P. (Rollins) Lovenbury, and they had recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
He died at Fish Memorial Hospital in West Volusia County, Orange City, Fla.
Born in Attleboro, he lived in Norton before retiring to Deltona, and had summered on West Island in Fairhaven. He was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church and was employed by Swank Inc. in Attleboro as a foreman of the plating department for 42 years until his retirement in 1977.
Mr. Lovenbury was a graduate of Attleboro High School and was a World War II Marine veteran.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, William Lovenbury of Taunton and Robert Lovenbury of Norton; a brother, Thomas Lovenbury of Attleboro; a sister, Margaret Jacques of Attleboro, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Peter Lovenbury.
Arrangements are by the Baldauff Funeral Home Inc., Saxon Boulevard, Deltona, Fla.

Daniel Medeiros
DARTMOUTH -- Daniel "Mickey" Medeiros, 61, of North Dartmouth, died Monday Feb. 19, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Cynthia (Amaral) Medeiros and son of Helen (Souza) Medeiros of New Bedford and the late Manuel Medeiros.
He died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in New Bedford, he lived all his life in the area and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. He was employed by Quincy Boat Yard, George's Radiator and New Can in Holbrook as a welder.
Mr. Medeiros served in the Air Force from 1957-61. He completed his high school education while in the service at Little Rock High in Little Rock, Ark.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a daughter, Sandra A. Medeiros of North Dartmouth; two sisters, Betty Perreira of Acushnet and Elaine Rezendes of South Dartmouth; two brothers, Arnold B. Medeiros and Frank Raymond Medeiros, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Marietta S. Oliver
FALMOUTH -- Marietta S. Oliver, 46, of 367 Pinecrest Beach Drive, East Falmouth, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Feb. 16, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Sr. and Marietta (Asquino) Oliver.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in Falmouth for 25 years and became a licensed hairdresser and instructor and owner of Marietta's Beauty Salon in Woods Hole. She also provided hair care in many nursing homes in the area.
Ms. Oliver was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, class of 1967, and continued her education at the Cape Cod Community College with an associate's degree and at Bridgewater State Teachers' College, where she received a degree in early childhood education in 1983.
Survivors include her brother, Raymond Oliver Jr. of Falmouth, a niece, a nephew and many relatives.
Arrangements by the Sperry & McHoule Funeral Service Inc., 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.

Myrtle B. Garrett, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Myrtle Belle (Whittemore) Garrett, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996. She was the widow of George E. Garrett and daughter of the late Bazelous and Alice Louise (Myra) Whittemore.
She died at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven.
She was born in Mersey Point, Nova Scotia, and moved to the Somerville-Medford area in 1922, where she lived until moving to New Bedford in 1969. She was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church.
She was employed by the F.W. Woolworth Co. in Medford until her retirement.
Mrs. Garrett was a member of the Episcopal Church Women.
Survivors include a son, the Reverend G. Kenneth Garrett of Fairhaven, retired Rector of Grace Episcopal Church; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Joseph Costa
DARTMOUTH -- Joseph "Bucky" Costa, 76, of South Dartmouth, died at home Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Evelyn (Rapoza) Costa and son of the late Joseph S. and Mary (Correia) Costa.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was employed by Morse Twist Drill as a laborer until his retirement in 1982.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Costa was a member of the American Legion Post 1 and the St. James Senior Club. He was a former member of the Elks.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Joseph W. Costa of New Bedford; a daughter, Marjorie Costa of New Bedford, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Albert Alcock
CLAYSVILLE, Pa. -- Albert Alcock Jr., 71, formerly of New Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 5, 1996, at home. He was the husband of Ruth (Bunnell) Alcock and son of the late Albert and Madeline Macomber Alcock.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Pennsylvania most of his life. He was employed by Bobby Brooks Washington Garments for five years and then worked at Washington and Jefferson College as a supervisor of the electric department for 20 years until his retirement.
Mr. Alcock was a wagonmaster for Laurel Mountain 127 Coachmen RV Club and was a member of American Association of Retired Persons. He was also a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Albert Alcock III of Jonesburg, Ga.; a daughter, Joanne Alcock of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Madeline Whitworth of New Bedford; a brother, Everett Alcock of New Bedford and two grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Judy Alcock Carl.
No arrangements were made because Mr. Alcock's body was donated to science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jose P. Alves
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose P. Alves, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Isabel Gomes (Pires) Alves and son of Ana (Paiva) Alves of Portugal and the late Domingo Alves.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Ardaos Conselho de Boticas, Portugal, he lived in this area for more than 28 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was formerly employed by the John I. Paulding Co. as an oven tender.
Mr. Alves was a member of the Portuguese American Athletic Club.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, Nelson Alves of Florida; a brother, Domingos Alves of New Bedford; two sisters, Rosa Martins and Laurinda Esteves, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Les Carvalho
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held this morning for Les Carvalho, 42, who died at home, Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Andrea (Roderick) Carvalho.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford he was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church and was employed by area auto body shops and car dealerships as a painter and body repairman.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Christopher Carvalho and Jason Ribeiro, both of New Bedford; two daughters, Rebecca Carvalho of New Bedford and Jennifer Ribeiro of Michigan; two brothers, Richard Carvalho of Falmouth and Raymond Carvalho of New Bedford; two sisters, Janet Perry of New Bedford and Dolores Comes of Dartmouth; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Albert L. Bourque
NEW BEDFORD -- Albert L. Bourque, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a short illness from cancer. He was the husband of Loretta A. (Marinelli) Bourque and son of the late Fidele and Marie (LeBlanc) Bourque.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of St. James Church and was employed by the Acushnet Company Rubber Division as a supervisor and machine operator in the compound and mill room for 42 years until his retirement in 1977.
A volunteer at Mt. Carmel and Hazelwood Community Center Elderly nutrition site for the past 19 years, he volunteered with the help of Senior Scope and along with a friend volunteered their services in assisting seniors throughout the city doing minor repairs in their homes
Mr. Bourque was a member of St. James-St. Vincent dePaul Conference, St. James Senior Club, the Coastline Regional Elderly Nutrition Project Advisory Committee and New Bedford JC's. He was a lifetime member of the Washington Club and a New Bedford representative to Mass. Silver Hair Legislature for a two-year term.
He and his wife celebrated their 53rd year of marriage on August 22, 1995.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Bradford K. Bourque of New Bedford; a daughter, Pamela G. Moreau of New Bedford; three brothers, Norman Bourque, Alfred Bourque, both of Florida, and Raymond Bourque of New Bedford; three sisters, Annette Rainbolt of Oklahoma, Anita DeGacomo of New Bedford and Loretta Procopio of Forestdale, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Rene Bourque.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St.

Margaret R. Wilson
NEW BEDFORD -- Margaret R. (Sullivan) Wilson, 81, of the New Bedford Hotel Apartments, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996. She was the widow of William T. Wilson Jr. and daughter of the late Cornelius J. and Margaret (McGrath) Sullivan.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Name and was formerly employed at Aerovox as an inspector.
Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of New Bedford High School and was the sacristan for the Saturday Vigil Mass at the New Bedford Hotel Apartments. She was a member and the present treasurer of the New Bedford Hotel Senior Citizens and ran the Craft Shop for the New Bedford Council on Aging at the Downtown Seniors Center.
She was interested in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, William T. Wilson III of New Bedford; three sisters, Mary Sevigney and Eileen Perry, both of New Bedford, and Helen Cloutier of Pico Rivers, Calif.; a brother, Joseph J. Sullivan of North Attleboro; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wilson was the sister of the late Anna Sullivan, the late Cornelius Sullivan, the late Jeremiah Sullivan, the late John Sullivan and the late William F. Sullivan.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Manuel S. Rafael
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel S. Rafael, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Maria (Leontina) Rafael and son of the late Jose and Maria (de Sousa) Rafael.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Sao Pedro, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in this area for 29 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was employed by various boats as a fisherman and also as a fish cutter for Ell Vee Dee Seafood Inc. until his retirement.
Mr. Rafael was a member of the Fisherman's Union.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Jose Rafael of Acushnet; a daughter, Manuela Castro of New Bedford; two sisters, Enezia Raposo of New Bedford and Valdemira Renquinha of Ponta Delgada; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Jose P. Alves
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose P. Alves, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Isabel Gomes (Pires) Alves and son of Ana (Paiva) Alves of Portugal and the late Domingo Alves.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Ardaos Conselho de Boticas, Portugal, he lived in this area for more than 28 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was formerly employed by the John I. Paulding Co. as an oven tender.
Mr. Alves was a member of the Portuguese American Athletic Club.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, Nelson Alves of Florida; a brother, Domingos Alves of New Bedford; two sisters, Rosa Martins and Laurinda Esteves, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Margaret R. Wilson
NEW BEDFORD -- Margaret R. (Sullivan) Wilson, 81, of the New Bedford Hotel Apartments, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996. She was the widow of William T. Wilson Jr. and daughter of the late Cornelius J. and Margaret (McGrath) Sullivan.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Name and was formerly employed at Aerovox as an inspector.
Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of New Bedford High School and was the sacristan for the Saturday Vigil Mass at the New Bedford Hotel Apartments. She was a member and the present treasurer of the New Bedford Hotel Senior Citizens and ran the Craft Shop for the New Bedford Council on Aging at the Downtown Seniors Center.
She was interested in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, William T. Wilson III of New Bedford; three sisters, Mary Sevigney and Eileen Perry, both of New Bedford, and Helen Cloutier of Pico Rivers, Calif.; a brother, Joseph J. Sullivan of North Attleboro; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wilson was the sister of the late Anna Sullivan, the late Cornelius Sullivan, the late Jeremiah Sullivan, the late John Sullivan and the late William F. Sullivan.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Olive Lima
NEW BEDFORD -- Olive (Almeida) Lima, 75, died at home Friday, Feb. 16, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Rosa (Rapoza) and Antonio Furtado Almeida.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Hedwig Church and employed by Eastern Sportswear as a stitcher.
Survivors include a daughter, Rita J. Ventura of New Bedford; a sister, Celia DeCosta of New Bedford; a grandson; a great-grandson; three nieces and a nephew.
Arrangements were by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Manuel S. Rafael
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel S. Rafael, died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Maria (Leontina) Rafael and son of the late Jose and Maria (de Sousa) Rafael.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Sao Pedro, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in this area for 29 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was employed by various boats as a fisherman and also as a fish cutter for Ell Vee Dee Seafood Inc. until his retirement.
Mr. Rafael was a member of the Fisherman's Union.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Jose Rafael of Acushnet; a daughter, Manuela Castro of New Bedford; two sisters, Enezia Raposo of New Bedford and Valdemira Renquinha of Ponta Delgada; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Albert L. Bourque
NEW BEDFORD -- Albert L. Bourque, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a short illness from cancer. He was the husband of Loretta A. (Marinelli) Bourque and son of the late Fidele and Marie (LeBlanc) Bourque.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of St. James Church and was employed by the Acushnet Company Rubber Division as a supervisor and machine operator in the compound and mill room for 42 years until he retired in 1977.
He was a volunteer at Mt. Carmel and Hazelwood Community Center Elderly nutrition site for the past 19 years. With the help of Senior Scope, he and a friend helped seniors throughout the city doing minor repairs in their homes.
Mr. Bourque was a member of St. James St. Vincent dePaul Conference, St. James Senior Club, the Coastline Regional Elderly Nutrition Project Advisory Committee and New Bedford Jaycees. He was a lifetime member of the Washington Club and a New Bedford representative to Massachusetts Silver Haired Legislature for a two-year term.
He and his wife celebrated their 53rd year of marriage on Aug. 22, 1995.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Bradford K. Bourque of New Bedford; a daughter, Pamela G. Moreau of New Bedford; three brothers, Norman Bourque and Alfred Bourque, both of Florida, and Raymond Bourque of New Bedford; three sisters, Annette Rainbolt of Oklahoma, Anita DiGiacomo of New Bedford and Loretta Procopio of Forestdale, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Rene Bourque.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St.
Due to a clerical error, one of Mr. Bourque's lifetime memberships and one of his sister's last names were misspelled in Wednesday's obituary and due to information received from the funeral home, one of his memberships was incorrect.

Brian D. Benlifer
SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Brian David Benlifer, 47, formerly of New Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1996, in Cancun, Mexico, of asthmatic complications while scuba diving. He was the husband of Ginger (Engel) Benlifer and son of Lena (Modiano) Benlifer and the late Morris Benlifer.
He was born in New Bedford, where he lived most of his life until moving to New York in 1971. He was a 1966 graduate of New Bedford High School and a 1970 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, receiving his masters degree from UMass in media in education.
Mr. Benlifer was an independent filmmaker and writer. In 1970 he was named network coordinator for the Eastern Public Radio Network, Amherst, which covered the eastern seaboard from Maine to Virginia.
In 1973, Mr. Benlifer joined Robert Geller to found a private, non-profit film production company, Learning in Focus Inc. "Love and Other Sorrows" was directed by Steven Gomer for Learning in Focus Inc. Mr. Benlifer was producer and Mr. Geller was executive producer.
With his partner he created the American Short Story Series, a dramatization of Classic American Literature. He had produced Channel 2's film festival and was the director of the Media Educators Association of New York and was on the staff of Antioch College, where he taught film producing.
Mr. Benlifer was also an avid pilot and scuba diver.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a daughter, Brooke Benlifer of South Salem; a son, Adam Benlifer of South Salem; two sisters, Marcia Divona of Santa Ana, Calif., and Arlene Mindus of Columbia, Md., and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by Rabbi Steven Rosman in New York.

Morton Gould
NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Morton Gould, who wrote for the concert hall and the marching band alike, imbuing his music with the sounds and spirit of America, has died at 82.
Mr. Gould died overnight in his sleep while in Orlando, Fla., to give seminars there, his son David said Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Like his older contemporary Aaron Copland, who died in 1990, Mr. Gould used American folk and popular themes in his symphonic compositions.
The titles of some of his works reflect these themes: "Cowboy Rhapsody," "Boogie Woogie Etude," "Foster Gallery" (based on Stephen Foster melodies), "Lincoln Legend," "Chorale and Fugue for Jazz," "Spirituals for Orchestra."
He won a Pulitzer in music last year for "Stringmusic," a piece commissioned by Mstislav Rostropovich.
A child prodigy who published his first composition, "Just Six," at age 6, Mr. Gould remained active until his death. From 1986 to 1994, he was president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Organizations that commission works from Mr. Gould were as varied as the New York State Power Authority ("St. Lawrence Suite"), the marching band at the University of Florida ("Formations") and the National Symphony Orchestra ("Declaration," among others). David Gould said his father had recently completed a piece for saxophone for President Clinton and presented it to him about a month ago.
Besides composing, he was an accomplished pianist and conductor. He won a Grammy Award in 1966 for best classical recording, conducting the Chicago Symphony in Charles Ives' Symphony No. 1 in D Minor.
Some of Mr. Gould's best-known works were done for dance. He wrote the music for "Fall River Legend," Agnes de Mille's ballet about Lizzie Borden, and his "American Concertette" was used by Jerome Robbins for Robbins' ballet "Interplay." He also worked with George Balanchine.
His efforts at pop music writing were less successful: "I've written songs millions of people have not sung." He wrote music for two Broadway shows, "Billion Dollar Baby" and "Arms and the Girl," and movies such as "Delightfully Dangerous."
He was born Dec. 10, 1913, in New York. He studied music on scholarship during grade and high school until he had to drop out because of the family's Depression-era financial problems.
When New York's Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932, its staff pianist was a 19-year-old Morton Gould.
Besides his son David, he is survived by another son, Eric; daughters Deborah and Abby; and eight grandchildren.

Edward Sylvia
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Edward Sylvia, 65, formerly of New Bedford died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, unexpectedly. He was the husband of Sandra Sylvia and son of the late Joseph and Serafina Sylvia.
Born in New Bedford, he moved to Kissimmee in 1979. He was the former owner of the Saratoga Club in Dartmouth and The Tavern on Brock Avenue. He later managed the Washington Club before he moved to Florida.
Survivors include his widow; two stepsons, Scott Shaw and Greg Shaw, both of Kissimmee; two brothers, John Sylvia of California and William Sylvia of Hyannis; two sisters, Lucy Angelo of Mattapoisett and Alice Moniz of Dartmouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, 803 Emmett St., Kissimmee.

Arline H. Affonce
MADISON, Wis. -- Arline H. Affonce, 74, formerly of Westport, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996. She was the wife of Patrick Lester Affonce and daughter of the late Roland and Ada (Smith) Hart.
She was born in Westport and was recently living in Madison.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Kathleen Affonce Smart of New Bedford; a stepdaughter, Patricia (LaVern) Mueller of Madison; a brother, Winston Hart of Rhode Island; two grandsons; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Affonce was preceded in death by her four brothers and a sister.
Arrangement are by the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison.

Isabel Almeida
DARTMOUTH -- Funeral services are being held this morning for Isabel (Sylvia) Almeida, 83, of South Dartmouth, who died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Sergio D'Almeida and daughter of the late Mary (Brown) and Antone A. Sylvia.
She died at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the New Bedford area most of her life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth.
Survivors include two sons, Sergio Almeida Jr. of Cranston, R.I., and Robert J. Almeida of Plymouth; two daughters, Charlotte Bonney of New Bedford and Faith Roscow of Venice, Fla.; three brothers, Antone Sylvia of Annapolis, Md., Ernest Sylvia of New Bedford and William Sylvia of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Flora Senna of Mattapoisett; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Annibal S. Baroa
NEW BEDFORD -- Annibal S. Baroa, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Philomena (Medeiros) Baroa and son of the late Manuel S. and Mary Mercedes (Costa) Baroa.
He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
He was formerly employed by Berkshire Hathaway as a loom fixer until his retirement.
Mr. Baroa was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, Antonio Perreira of Mattapoisett; a stepbrother, Augusto Perreira of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Mabel Baroa of New Bedford, several nieces and nephews and four godchildren.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Barbara A. Poutre
WESTPORT -- Barbara Ann (Silva) Moniz Poutre, 45, of Sanford Road died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Maurice A. Poutre and daughter of Alfred and Eileen M. (Costa) Silva of Adamsville, R.I.
She died at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River.
Born in Fayetteville, N.C., she lived in Westport for the last 13 years.
Survivors include her widower; her parents; two sons, William J. Moniz Jr., and Maurice A. Poutre Jr., both of Westport; a daughter, Melissa M. Moniz of Westport; three brothers, Alfred Silva Jr. of Lochmere, N.H., Thomas R. Silva of Adamsville and Steven P. Silva of Bristol, R.I., and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

James E. Sullivan Sr.
NEW BEDFORD -- James E. Sullivan Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Lillian M. (Lebeau) Sullivan and son of the late James E. and Almira (Deyo) Sullivan.
He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
He was born in Westfield and lived in New Bedford most of his life.
He was employed by Continental Screw Company until his retirement in 1978. He previously had worked at the Firestone Mills.
He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Continental Screw Employees Reunion Committee. Mr. Sullivan was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1934.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, James E. Sullivan Jr. of New Bedford and Michael D. Sullivan of Pittsfield; a daughter, Kathleen Eve Costa of Fall River; a brother, Francis Sullivan of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a sister, Myra Sayles of Fairhaven, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Cornelius Sullivan and George Sullivan.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Beatrice C. Sylvia
MIDDLEBORO -- Beatrice C. Sylvia, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie (Medeiros) Sylvia.
She died at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville.
She was a lifelong resident of Middleboro and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
She was employed as a dental hygienist for Dr. Hardy of Middleboro for many years before becoming a hairdresser for Fordham Beauty Shop in Brockton. Since her retirement, she had worked for Farrar's in Middleboro.
She was a member of the Post Card Collector's Club of Boston and was an avid reader. She enjoyed collecting dolls, dressing and outfitting them, and making stuffed animals. She did a great deal of knitting and crocheting that she donated to several area churches for sales.
Survivors include a brother, Frank Sylvia of Bourne and St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Camilla A. Kurowski
NEW BEDFORD -- Camilla A. (Rolak) Kurowski, 77, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996. She was the wife of Alexander Kurowski and daughter of the late Franciszek "Frank" and Casmira (Gorowska) Rolak.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
A homemaker, Mrs. Kurowski and her husband had been married for 48 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen M. Kurowski of New Bedford; a son, Richard A. Kurowski of New Bedford; a brother, Joseph Rolak of Springfield, several nieces and a nephew.
She was the sister of the late Edwina Polchlepek.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

John Raymond Breau
NEW BEDFORD -- John Raymond Breau, 54, of Acushnet Avenue, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996. He was the son of the late Aldric and Lillian (Smith) Breau.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and attended the Smith Neck Friends Church in So. Dartmouth.
He was employed by Valor Manufacturing., Wamsutta Mill, Kay Windsor and Deerfield at various times as a cloth spreader.
Mr. Breau was a member of the Dirty Dozen Club of New Bedford and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include two brothers, George Breau of Charlton and Ernest Breau of East Freetown; two sister-in-laws, Barbara Breau of Charlton and Miriam Breau of East Freetown, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road.

F. Eileen Larkin
FAIRHAVEN -- F. Eileen (McDonald) Larkin died at home unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996. She was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Sheehan) McDonald.
She was born and raised in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven seven years ago.
She was employed by St. Luke's Hospital for many years.
She was a member of the St. Luke's Hospital Retirees Club.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence B. Larkin Jr. of Naples, Fla., and Robert D. Larkin of New Bedford, and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

John F. Trznadel
KENT, Wash. -- John F. Trznadel, 55, died at home Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996. He was the son of the late John "Ashie" and Edna (Bertram) Trznadel.
He was born in New Bedford, where he spent his youth. He graduated from New Bedford High School and the New Bedford Institute of Technology.
He was a manufacturers' representative for medical supplies.
Survivors include a brother, Dennis Trznadel of Florida; a sister, Patricia Erwin of Maine; a nephew, David F. Erwin of Maine and four nieces.
Arrangements are by the Marlatt Funeral Home, 713 N. Central, Kent.

Annibal S. Baroa
NEW BEDFORD -- Annibal S. Baroa, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Philomena (Medeiros) Baroa and son of the late Manuel S. and Mary Mercedes (Costa) Baroa.
He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
He was formerly employed by Berkshire Hathaway as a loom fixer until his retirement.
Mr. Baroa was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, Antonio Perreira of Mattapoisett; a stepbrother, Augusto Perreira of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Mabel Baroa of New Bedford, several nieces and nephews and four godchildren.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Arline H. Affonce
MADISON, Wis. -- Arline H. Affonce, 74, formerly of Westport, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996. She was the wife of Patrick Lester Affonce and daughter of the late Roland and Ada (Smith) Hart.
She was born in Westport and was recently living in Madison.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Kathleen Affonce Smart of New Bedford; a stepdaughter, Patricia (LaVern) Mueller of Madison; a brother, Winston Hart of Rhode Island; two grandsons; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Affonce was preceded in death by her four brothers and a sister.
Arrangement are by the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison.

James E. Sullivan Sr.
NEW BEDFORD -- James E. Sullivan Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Lillian M. (Lebeau) Sullivan and son of the late James E. and Almira (Deyo) Sullivan.
He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
He was born in Westfield and lived in New Bedford most of his life.
He was employed by Continental Screw Company until his retirement in 1978. He previously had worked at the Firestone Mills.
He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Continental Screw Employees Reunion Committee. Mr. Sullivan was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1934.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, James E. Sullivan Jr. of New Bedford and Michael D. Sullivan of Pittsfield; a daughter, Kathleen Eve Costa of Fall River; a brother, Francis Sullivan of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a sister, Myra Sayles of Fairhaven, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Cornelius Sullivan and George Sullivan.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Edward Sylvia
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Edward Sylvia, 65, formerly of New Bedford died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, unexpectedly. He was the husband of Sandra Sylvia and son of the late Joseph and Serafina Sylvia.
Born in New Bedford, he moved to Kissimmee in 1979. He was the former owner of the Saratoga Club in Dartmouth and The Tavern on Brock Avenue. He later managed the Washington Club before he moved to Florida.
Survivors include his widow; two stepsons, Scott Shaw and Greg Shaw, both of Kissimmee; two brothers, John Sylvia of California and William Sylvia of Hyannis; two sisters, Lucy Angelo of Mattapoisett and Alice Moniz of Dartmouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, 803 Emmett St., Kissimmee.

Beatrice C. Sylvia
MIDDLEBORO -- Beatrice C. Sylvia, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie (Medeiros) Sylvia.
She died at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville.
She was a lifelong resident of Middleboro and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
She was employed as a dental hygienist for Dr. Hardy of Middleboro for many years before becoming a hairdresser for Fordham Beauty Shop in Brockton. Since her retirement, she had worked for Farrar's in Middleboro.
She was a member of the Post Card Collector's Club of Boston and was an avid reader. She enjoyed collecting dolls, dressing and outfitting them, and making stuffed animals. She did a great deal of knitting and crocheting that she donated to several area churches for sales.
Survivors include a brother, Frank Sylvia of Bourne and St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Isabel Almeida
DARTMOUTH -- Funeral services are being held this morning for Isabel (Sylvia) Almeida, 83, of South Dartmouth, who died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Sergio D'Almeida and daughter of the late Mary (Brown) and Antone A. Sylvia.
She died at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the New Bedford area most of her life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth.
Survivors include two sons, Sergio Almeida Jr. of Cranston, R.I., and Robert J. Almeida of Plymouth; two daughters, Charlotte Bonney of New Bedford and Faith Roscow of Venice, Fla.; three brothers, Antone Sylvia of Annapolis, Md., Ernest Sylvia of New Bedford and William Sylvia of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Flora Senna of Mattapoisett; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Beatrice A. Hammond
WEYMOUTH -- Beatrice A. (Blake) Hammond, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 20 , 1996. She was the widow of Cecil B. Hammond.
She died at the Colonial Nursing Home.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Weymouth for more than 40 years.
She was employed by the Boston Motel as a chamber maid for 18 years until her retirement in 1986.
She and her husband were former members of the Capeway Rovers Motorcycle Club in Carver in the 1950s.
She loved to play Bingo and played six nights a week, and sometimes twice on Sunday.
Survivors include a son, Hartley J. Hammond of Weymouth; a daughter, Linda (Hammond) Collins of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a sister, Margarete White of Mashpee; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of 16 late brothers and sisters and mother of the late Cecil "Brian" Hammond.
Arrangements are by the McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St., South Weymouth. By The New York Times
Brian Daley, the author of "The Doomfarers of Coramonde" and other works of fantasy and science fiction, including three "Star Wars" novels, died on Sunday at his home in Arnold, Md., near Annapolis. He was 48.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Lucia St. Clair Robson.
Mr. Daley was born in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. After serving in the Army in Vietnam and Germany from 1965 to 1969, he earned a bachelor's degree at Jersey City State College in 1974.
He worked as a house painter, waiter and welfare case worker before publishing "The Doomfarers of Coramonde" (1977), about an Army unit that is transported from Vietnam to an alternate universe, where it must slay a dragon. The book's success led to a sequel, "The Starfollowers of Coramonde" (1979).
Mr. Daley wrote three novels based on the film "Star Wars": "Han Solo at Stars' End" (1979), "Han Solo's Revenge" (1979) and "Han Solo and the Lost Legacy" (1980). The three titles were collected in "The Exploits of Han Solo" (1982). He also wrote radio versions of "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" for National Public Radio.
His other novels included "Tron" (1982), "A Tapestry of Magics" (1983) and three novels with the recurring characters Alacrity Fitzhugh and Hobart Floyt: "Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds" (1985), "Jinx on a Terran Inheritance" (1985) and "Fall of the White Ship Avatar" (1986).
Under the name Jack McKinney, he wrote several novels in the Robotech and Sentinel series, as well as "Tales of the Black Hole Travel Agency," with James Luceno. At the time of his death he was at work on a long science-fiction novel, "Gamma L.A.W.," and had completed a radio play for "Return of the Jedi."
In addition to his wife, who is also a novelist, he is survived by his mother, Myra A. Daley of Rockleigh, N.J.; a sister, Myra DiBlasio of Norwood, N.J., and a brother, David, of Lacona, N.Y.


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