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William A. Barter, 80, headed local Howitzer divisions
YARMOUTH -- William A. Barter, 80, of West Yarmouth, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996. He was the widower of Elizabeth M. (Kelley) Barter.
He died at Cape Cod Hospital.
Born in Boston, he was raised in the Boston and New Bedford areas, graduating from New Bedford schools. He moved form New Bedford to Marlborough in 1962 and retired to West Yarmouth in 1981.
During World War II, he was a 2nd lieutenant in the Army and served in the Yankee and Americal Divisions in the South Pacific Theater. He took part in the battles of Guadalcanal and Bouganville. After the war, he served in both active and reserve status through 1968, retiring in 1975 as a full colonel.
He was commander of the first and third Howitzer Divisions of the 211th Field Artillery in the New Bedford National Guard for many years. He was called into action as the commander of the battalion during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
During his service, Colonel Barter was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and had received the Army Commendation Medal in 1962, among other citations.
Mr. Barter had been a letter carrier for the Postal Service in Sudbury for many years before retiring in 1980. He enjoyed golfing.
Survivors include four sons, William P. Barter of Hancock, Maine, James K. Barter of Franklin, Maine, Richard A. Barter of Pretty Marsh, Maine, and John J. Barter of West Newton; two daughters, Susan E. Collins of Chepachet, R.I., and Christine M. Gamez of Providence; a sister, Eileen Kocus of North Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements are by Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis.

Adam Boruta
NEW BEDFORD -- Adam Boruta, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Boruta.
He died at Hathaway Manor.
Born in Lowell, he lived most of his life in the New Bedford area and was employed by Sears-Roebuck in Brockton as a shipping and receiving manager until his retirement.
Mr. Boruta was a World War II Marine veteran.
Survivors include three sons, Henry Gonsalves and Theodore Boruta, both of New Bedford, and Dennis Boruta of Boston; three daughters, Donna Bussiere of New Bedford, Nancy Durant of Acushnet and Bonnie Fitts of Fairhaven, and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

George J. Carpenter, 93
FALL RIVER -- George J. Carpenter, 93, of Lapham Street, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996. He was the widower of Elizabeth E. (Dale) Carpenter.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church for more than 70 years and employed as an bricklayer until his retirement 25 years ago.
He raced homing pigeons for more than 50 years and was an active member of several Fall River area pigeon clubs.
Mr. Carpenter was was an honorary member of the AMVETS and its bowling league for many years. He was a 75-year member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3 in Boston and formerly worked out of Local 11 in Fall River and Local 39 in New Bedford. He was also a member of the Niagra Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two sons, George J. Carpenter of Westport and Joseph F. Charpenter of Somerset; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Elizabeth Schoonover and grandfather of the late Clifford Schoonover and Joseph F. Charpenter. He was the brother of the late Irene Curry and Ethel Ventetuolo.
Arrangements are by Harrington-Sullivan Funeral Home, 986 Plymouth Ave.

Rita C. Fournier
WESTPORT -- Rita C. (Ouellette) Fournier, 72, died Friday, March 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Albert H. Fournier and daughter of the late Olivier and Nathalie (Boudria) Ouellette.
She died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Fall River, she had lived in Westport since 1960 and was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church there.
Survivors include her widower; three sons, Robert A. Fournier of Fall River, David Fournier of Providence, R.I. and Alan Fournier of Fall River; three daughters, Joyce R. Combe of Fullerton, Calif., Janice N. Ferry of Gouverneur, N.Y., and Denise Ferry of Westport; a brother, Roland Ouellette of California; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Stewart Johnson Jr.
NORTHBORO -- Stewart "Stu" Johnson Jr., 58, of 43 Ball St., died Friday, March 1, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Janice (Tobey) Johnson for 40 years and son of Hazel (Silverthorne) Johnson of Marion and the late Stewart Johnson.
He died at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Braintree for 25 years before moving to Northboro 10 years ago. He attended Marion Public Schools and graduated from Tabor Academy in 1955. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in 1960 and was vice president and consultant of the former Data Architects Inc., in Waltham from 1967-1991.
Mr. Johnson owned and operated Oak Knoll Greenery in Northboro and was a member of the Wareham Lodge of Elks No. 1548.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; two sons, Tobey S. Johnson of Braintree and Kevin P. Johnson of Northboro, and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Leland-Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St.

Ernest Miranda, 91
FAIRHAVEN -- Ernest Miranda, 91, died Friday, March 1, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Ella (Toto) Miranda and son of the late Alexander and Joaquim (Ribeiro) Miranda.
He died at Our Lady's Haven.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he lived in New Bedford and Somerville before moving to Fairhaven in 1969. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven.
Mr. Miranda formerly was employed by Waldorf Restaurants in Boston as a foreman for 34 years until 1968 and then by the Hynes Auditorium in Boston as a security guard for four years until he retired.
Mr. Miranda was a member of the Trojan Club of New Bedford.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Ernest R. Miranda of Brewster; two daughters, Elaine Porter of Nims, Fla., and Phyllis McDaid of Fairport, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two nephews.
He was the brother of the late Delilah Nicholas.
Arrangments are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

Agnes C. Tillgren
BRIDGEWATER -- Agnes C. (Anderson) Tillgren, 87, died Friday, March 1, 1996, after a period of failing health. She was the widow of Robert E. Tillgren and daughter of the late Andrew and Hilma C. (Johnson) Anderson.
She died at Brockton Hospital.
Born in Canton, she lived in Fairhaven for several years, Brockton for 12 years and West Bridgewater since 1972.
A 1926 graduate of Oliver Ames High School and a 1929 graduate of Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, she was formerly employed by the former Lakeville Sanatarian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Sassaquine Tuberculosis Clinic of New Bedford, and Brockton Hospital.
Mrs. Tillgren was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brockton and its Martha Guild E.L.C.W. A member of the Brockton Hospital Alumni, she was a volunteer of Old Colony Red Cross and enjoyed volunteering at the Brockton Hospital for more than 20 years.
Survivors include a son, Richard H. Norman of Centerville; a sister, Ethel A. Anderson of North Easton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a nephew.
She was the sister of the late Agda Storm.
Arrangements are by Dahlborg MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton.

Margaret M. Webster
DARTMOUTH -- Margaret M. "Peggy" Webster, of North Dartmouth, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, of bronchial pneumonia. She was the daughter of the late Dr. & Mrs. John B. Webster.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she lived there all her life before moving to North Dartmouth 25 years ago. She formerly was employed by St. Luke's Hospital as a registered nurse in the operating room.
Miss Webster was a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and Assumption College with a master of science degree in rehabilitative nursing.
Survivors include a sister, Helen W. Hassey of North Dartmouth; two nephews; a grandnephew and two grandnieces.
She was the sister of the late Dr. Jean J. Webster.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Kathleen Z. Berry
FAIRHAVEN -- Kathleen Z. Berry, 74, of Adams Street, died at home Friday, March 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Albert E. Berry and daughter of the late George Binnington and Florence (Telford) Binnington.
Born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England, she came to the United States in 1960, settling in New Bedford until moving to Fairhaven 25 years ago.
Mrs. Berry was a member of the British Society and the Trans-Atlantic Brides and Parents Association.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Berry of Fairhaven and Nicholas D. Berry of Mattapoisett; three brothers, George Binnington of Chiswick, England, Alex Binnington and Tom Binnington, both of Bridlington, England; three sisters, Dorothy Hill of Blackburn, England, Helen Harrison of Bridlington and Josephine Benson of Halifax, England; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary and Cremation Service, 180 Washington St.

Henry J. Moquin, 95
FALL RIVER -- Henry J. Moquin, 95, of Southpointe, 100 Amity St., formerly of O'Brien Apartments, Whipple Street, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996. He was the widower of Blanche (Belanger) Moquin and son of the late Francois-Xavier and Agnes (Lemioux) Moquin.
He died at St. Anne Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he was employed by Wilson Beef Company for 17 years and Alpert Brothers for 25 years as a salesman until his retirement in 1969.
A former semi-professional baseball player, Mr. Moquin was a former Maplewood League umpire. He was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens Club of O'Brien Apartments and the Holy Name Society of St. Anne Parish.
Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine LaFleur of East Northport, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Alma Archambault-Marchessault of Norwood; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Irene Carrier-Ramm, Celia Martin, Rita Scollos, Alfred Moquin, Hector Moquin, Laurent Moquin, Leo Moquin and Norman Moquin.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St.

Adam Boruta
NEW BEDFORD -- Adam Boruta, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Boruta.
He died at Hathaway Manor.
Born in Lowell he lived most of his life in the Greater New Bedford area and was employed by Sears-Roebuck in Brockton as a shipping and receiving manager until his retirement.
Mr. Boruta was a World War II Marine veteran.
Survivors include three sons, Henry Gonsalves and Theodore Boruta, both of New Bedford and Dennis Boruta of Boston; three daughters, Donna Bussiere of New Bedford, Nancy Durant of Acushnet and Bonnie Fitts of Fairhaven and eight grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Steven Boruta and Bruce Boruta.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.
Due to incomplete information received by the funeral home, Mr. Boruta's deceased sons were omitted in Saturday's obituary.

Jose B. Correia, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose Boaventura Correia, better known as "Mestre Jose Ventura", 91, of Brook Street, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Sofia Franco (de Melo) Correia and son of the late Manuel Boaventura and Ermelinda da Conceicao (Correia) Carreiro.
He died at Hallmark Nursing Home.
Born in Achada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in New Bedford for 15 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. He was a a self employed carpenter/furniture maker for over 60 years until his retirement in 1981.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Emanuel B. Correia of New Bedford; a brother, Domingos B. Correia of Sao Miguel; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Furtado of North Dartmouth; a grandson, Paul Correia of New Bedford; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 North Front St.

Edward B. Monteiro
NEW BEDFORD -- Edward Baptista Monteiro, 78, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Constance (Baptista) and Manuel Monteiro.
He died at Sippican Nursing Home, Marion.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of this area and a communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church. He was employed by Cameo Curtains as a supervisor until his retirement.
Mr. Monteiro was a life member of the United Social Club and the Cape Verdean Veterans. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Fairhaven Post 2892.
Survivors include a daughter, Constance Andrade of New Bedford; four sons, Edward S. Monteiro of Maryland, Robert E. Andrade, Edward B. "Jody" Monteiro Jr. and William B. Monteiro, all of New Bedford; six sisters, Evelyn Almeida of Dartmouth, Marion Barros, Alice Leighton, Betty Ann Fermino, Mary Ames and Pauline Cardoza, all of New Bedford; three brothers, George Monteiro of Maryland, Adolph Monteiro of New Bedford and Joseph Monteiro of Wareham; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Robert Monteiro and Arthur Monteiro.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Karrie-Ann Gurney
GENEVA, Fla. -- Karrie-Ann Gurney, 23, of Sandy Top Lane, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, from pneumonia which developed following injuries sustained in auto accident in May 1991. She was the daughter of Susan (Stark) and J. Reed Gurney Jr. of Geneva.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., she moved to Central Florida in 1975 and was a student at Valencia College at the time of the auto accident.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Lori-Anne Gurney of Casselberry, Fla., and her maternal grandparents, John H. and Aurore Stark of East Freetown, Mass.
Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care, 7565 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo.

Veronica Peccini
NEW BEDFORD -- Veronica (Monroe) Peccini, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Fred J. Peccini and daughter of the late Charles C. and Margaret (Quinn) Monroe.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Survivors include three sons, Alfred J. Peccini of Mattapoisett, Thomas Pecinni and Robert Pecinni, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Margaret M. Nunes of New Bedford; seven granchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Vincent J. Monroe.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Raymond E. Galas Sr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Raymond E. Galas Sr., 54, of Clifford Street, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Joanna (Galary) and Joseph Galas Sr.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, lived in Dartmouth for 17 years before returning to New Bedford a year ago. He was employed by Velvet Drive Transmission Company of New Bedford as an assembler for more than 20 years until illness forced his retirement three months ago.
Mr. Galas was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. He was an Air Force veteran having served during the Vietnam conflict.
Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Galas Jr. of Mansfield; a daughter, Marjorie A. Galas of Jamaca Plains; two sisters, Frances A. Almeida and Louise B. Texeira, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph Galas Jr.
Arrangements are by Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

William Andrews
NEW BEDFORD -- William Andrews, 81, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the former husband of Laura (Dias) Andrews and son of the late Joseph and Mary (Mello) Andrade.
He died at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility.
Born in Dartmouth, he was a lifelong resident of the area and was employed by Bershire Hathaway, Inc. as a weaver until his retirement.
Mr. Andrews was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Greater Dartmouth Seniors. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a brother, Arthur Andrade of New Bedford; two sisters, Helen Rebello and Olive Andrade Mattson, both of New Bedford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph Andrews and Gloria Botelho.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Rita Gagnon
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- Rita (Bouffard) Gagnon, 73, of 55 Rhode Island Blvd., died Saturday, March 2, 1996 as a result of injuries sustain in a car accident in Portsmouth. She was the widow of Lionel F. Gagnon and daughter of the late Stanislaus and Zenaide (Emard) Bouffard.
She died at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River.
She was born in Fall River and lived in Portsmouth for the past 33 years.
She was employed by the garment industry in Fall River for many years and was a foster mother to many children for many years.
She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Survivors include a son, Lionel F. Gagnon of Enfield, N.H.; two daughters, Pauline R. Koliscz of Portsmouth and Louise M. Tolleson of Eagle River, Alaska; many foster children including Carlena Massa of Portsmouth; two sisters, Ida Kokoszka of Portsmouth and Dora Remillard of Fall River; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Loretta Couture, Rose Levesque and Arthur Raymond Bouffard.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., Fall River.

Manuel De Melo
FALL RIVER -- Manuel De Melo, 68, of 120 Raymond St., died Sunday, March 3, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Libania (Mota) De Melo and son of the late Carlos and Belmira De Melo.
Born in Terceira, Azores, he lived in Fall River for 28 years and was a communicant of Espirito Santo Church.
He was employed by Lightoller for 15 years until his retirement in 1990.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Walter De Mello of Fairhaven and Manuel De Melo of Dartmouth; three daughters, Lillian Da Rocha, Rosa Maria Ferreira and Germaine Brabant, all of Fall River; a brother, Luis Melo of Terceira; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St.

Edward J. Ferreira
ASSONET -- Edward J. Ferreira, 72, of 11 Ledgeview Road, formerly of Buffington Street, Fall River died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Oliveira) Ferreira and son of the late Jacinto and Mary Ferreira.
Born in Fall River, he was a resident of Fall River most of his life, living in Assonet for 15 years.
He was employed by Sears and Roebuck Co. for 38 years as a shipper/receiver at the Fall River and Swansea stores.
Mr. Ferreira was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Edward Ferreira of Assonet; a granddaughter, a grandson and nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Alice Mello.
Arrangements are by the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St., Fall River

William Andrews
NEW BEDFORD -- William Andrews, 81, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the former husband of Laura (Dias) Andrews and son of the late Joseph and Mary (Mello) Andrade.
He died at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility.
Born in Dartmouth, he was a lifelong resident of the area and was employed by Bershire Hathaway as a weaver until his retirement.
Mr. Andrews was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Greater Dartmouth Seniors.
He was also a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a brother, Arthur Andrade of New Bedford; two sisters, Helen Rebello and Olive Andrade Mattson, both of New Bedford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph Andrews, Gloria Botelho and Rose King.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.
Due to information given the funeral home by the family, a late sister was not listed in Sunday's obituary.

Veronica Peccini
NEW BEDFORD -- Veronica (Munroe) Peccini, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Fred J. Peccini and daughter of the late Charles C. and Margaret (Quinn) Monroe.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Survivors include three sons, Alfred J. Peccini of Mattapoisett, Thomas Peccini and Robert Peccini, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Margaret M. Nunes of New Bedford; seven granchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Vincent J. Munroe.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
Due to a clerical error, Mrs. Peccini's maiden name was incorrect and two of her sons last names were also incorrect in Sunday's obituary.

Edward B. Monteiro
NEW BEDFORD -- Edward Baptista Monteiro, 78, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Constance (Baptista) and Manuel Monteiro.
He died at Sippican Nursing Home, Marion.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of this area and a communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church.
He was employed by Cameo Curtains as a supervisor until his retirement.
Mr. Monteiro was past president and a life member of the United Social Club and a life member of the Cape Verdean Veterans. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2892 in Fairhaven.
Survivors include a daughter, Constance Andrade of New Bedford; four sons, Edward S. Monteiro of Maryland, Robert E. Andrade, Edward B. "Jody" Monteiro Jr., both of New Bedford and William B. Monteiro of Nevada; six sisters, Evelyn Almeida and Alice Leighton, both of South Dartmouth, Marion Barrows, Betty Ann Fermino, Mary Ames and Pauline Cardoza, all of New Bedford; three brothers, George Monteiro of Maryland, Adolph Monteiro of New Bedford and Joseph Monteiro of West Wareham; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Robert Monteiro and Arthur Monteiro.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
Due to information given to the funeral home by the family, several residences of Mr. Monteiro's survivors were incorrect in Sunday's obituary.

Jose B. Correia, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Jose Boaventura Correia, better known as "Mestre Jose Ventura", 91, of Brook Street, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Sofia Franco (de Melo) Correia and son of the late Manuel Boaventura and Ermelinda da Conceicao (Correia) Carreiro.
He died at Hallmark Nursing Home.
Born in Achada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in New Bedford for 15 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was a a self employed carpenter/furniture maker for over 60 years until his retirement in 1981.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Emanuel B. Correia of New Bedford; a brother, Domingos B. Correia of Sao Miguel; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Fidalgo of North Dartmouth; a grandson, Paul Correia of New Bedford; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.
Due to information received by the funeral home Mr. Correia's granddaughter's last name was incorrect in Sunday's obituary.

Mary Jane P. Andrade
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary Jane "Marilyn" (Rodrigues) Pina Andrade, 75, died at home Sunday, March 3, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Flora Rodrigues.
She was born in Riverbank, Calif., and lived in New Bedford most of her life.
She was the proprietor of the former Pina's Lunch in New Bedford.
She was a member of the Cheermakers Club, Cape Verdean Ultramarine Band Club Auxiliary and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was also the secretary of the Brava Goodwill Club.
Survivors include two sons, Daryl Lee Pina of Staten Island, N.Y., and John Edwin Pina of New Bedford; two daughters, Andrea Lou Gomes and Donna Alyce Cooper, both of New Bedford; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
At her request, her remains have been sent to Tufts University Medical School in Boston for anatomical research.

Joseph Thomas Zych
NEW BEDFORD -- Joseph Thomas Zych, 86, of Melville Towers, formerly of Park Street, died Saturday, March 2, 1996. He was the husband of Ethel (Warburton) Zych and son of the late Peter and Katherine (Bendrowczyk) Zych.
He died at Mediplex of New Bedford.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Andrew Episcopal Church.
He was formerly employed by The Berkshire Hathaway Mill as an overseer until his retirement and also worked for the Council on Aging for 11 years. Mr. Zych often worked in COA office and took pictures for seniors getting their senior citizen ID cards.
Mr. Zych's contributions to the COA also included helping arrange bus trips for seniors, he organized a flu shot program. He was always there to help seniors who needed a ride to the hospital or to organize Christmas parties.
Survivors include two sons, Russell T. Zych of Caldwell, N.J. and Leonard P. Zych of San Antonio; two brothers, Michael A. Zych of Fairhaven and Walter J. Zych of South Dartmouth, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also the brother of the late Cecelia Volpe.
Arrangements are by the Latham Funeral Home, 823 Brock Ave.

Mary Tavares
FALL RIVER -- Mary (Craveiro) Tavares, 81, of 62 Kennedy St., died unexpectedly at home Saturday, March 2, 1996. She was the widow of Alvaro R. Tavares and daughter of the late Antone S. and Maria (Raposo-Camara) Craveiro.
She was a lifelong resident of Fall River.
She was employed by the former Chesterfield and Needle Craft Mfg. in Fall River as a supervisor in the pressing department for 37 years until her retirement in 1978. She was also a volunteer for many years at Marie's Store in Fall River.
She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth's Church and a member and former treasurer of its Council of Catholic Women, a member, disciple and former treasurer of its St. Vincent de Paul Society and a member of its Holy Rosary Society. She was also a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and a former member of the Widowers Exchange in Fall River.
Mrs. Tavares was the recipient of the Marian Medal in 1990.
Survivors include two brothers, Dimas Craveiro and Noe Craveiro, both of Fall River; four sisters, Nancy Carpenter of Wallingford, Conn., Sophie Eckardt and Elizabeth Craveiro, both of Fall River and Alice Howe of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Manuel Moura Tavares.
Arrangements are by the Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 S. Main St.

Harry Robinson, local 4-H pioneer
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Harry Judson "Jud" Robinson died on Wednesday, February 28, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Vivian Mae (Aldrich) Robinson.
Born January 12, 1898 in North Easton, he was the son of Harry Julian Robinson and Inez Nina (Spencer) Robinson.
A member of the first graduating class of Bristol County Agricultural High School, he continued to Massachusetts State College now UMass Amherst. During World War I when a shortage of teachers prevailed, he was asked at the age of 19 to return to Bristol County Agricultural High School to teach market gardening, floriculture, and orcharding. He remained at the school until 1952 when he retired holding the position of assistant director.
During the course of his teaching career he laid the groundwork for 4-H Clubs in Bristol County and organized the first fall flower show in 1937. The show developed steadily into an extensive display of chrysanthemums drawing up to 22,000 visitors to the school. He was widely known in the county as a lecturer on many phases of floriculture and landscape gardening and as advisor to Victory Gardeners during war times.
He received numerous honors for his supervision of his students in their decorations of such places as Horticultural Hall and the Hotel Statler in Boston and churches and schools throughout Bristol County.
Survivors include a daughter, Corrine Wood; six grandsons, nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
He was also the father of the late David A. Robinson.
Arrangements are by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Service, 350 Somerset Avenue, Route 138 South, Taunton.

Theodore W. Pankowski
FALL RIVER -- Theodore W. "Ted" Pankowski, 69, of 59 Wooley St., died at home Saturday, March 2, 1996, after an illness. He was the husband of Lucia J. (Sylvia) Pankowski and son of the late John and Anna (Szczerba) Pankowski.
He was a lifelong resident of Fall River.
He was formerly employed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections as an officer for 25 years serving in Norfolk and Bridgewater until his retirement in 1987.
Mr. Pankowski was a member of John Stafford Post 314 American Legion and was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Isibel of Somerset and Heidi Copsetta of Waterford, Conn.; two sons, Russell Pankowski of Tiverton, R.I. and Tedd Pankowski of Swansea; a brother, John Pankowski of Fall River; a family friend, Russell Stanton of Fall River; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Edward Pankowski, Henry Pankowski, Walter Pankowski, Matthew Pankowski and Frank Pankowski.
Arrangements are by the Boyko Memorial Funeral Home, 709 Broadway (Route 138).

Gertrude R. Martin, 91
WAREHAM -- Gertrude R. (Wilson) Martin, 91, of West Wareham, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Ella (Campbell) Wilson.
She died at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, N.H.
Born in Little Shippagan, Canada, she moved to Maine at an early age and was educated in Mechanic Falls, Maine, where she graduated from high school.
She lived in North Weymouth before moving to Wareham more than 20 years ago. For the past three years she has been spending the winters with her daughter in Nashua.
She was a member of the Congregational Church in Wareham.
Early in her life, she was employed by the Poland Spring House in Gray, Maine, for several years. She enjoyed doing various types of needlework, such as crocheting, knitting and embroidery, as well as other crafts.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris M. Cobb of Nashua; three grandchildren, Ellen Lethbridge of Nashua, John C. Cobb of Clarksville, Tenn., and Linda Cobb of Okinawa, Japan; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, a sister and four brothers.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, N.H.

Mary L. Leite, 91
ARLINGTON, N.J. -- Mary L. (Lima) Leite, 91, of North Arlington died Sunday, March 3, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Frank Leite and daughter of the late Jose Rocha Lima and Maria (Mathews) Leite.
She died at Clara Maas Hospital, Belleville, N.J.
She was born in New Bedford, lived in N. Arlington for the past 50 years and was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Interfaith Senior Citizens Group, Arts and Crafts Group and Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. She was also a member of the Henrietta Benstead Senior Citizens Group of Kearny, N.J.
Survivors include two sons, Frank Leite Jr. of Springfield and Ronald Leite of N. Arlington; a daughter, Sophie Leite of N. Arlington; a sister, Lucy Perry of Mass.; three greatgrandchildren; and a nephew.
Arrangements are by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road.

Cardinal John Krol, at 85
PHILADELPHIA -- Cardinal John Krol, a leading Roman Catholic conservative who spoke out for nuclear disarmament and helped revamp Vatican finances, died early yesterday. He was 85.
Cardinal Krol, who had diabetes, a heart condition and suffered a broken hip in recent years, was hospitalized Feb. 14. He asked to return home Saturday afternoon when he failed to respond to treatment for diabetes-related kidney problems and a blood clot in his lung.
Cardinal Krol died quietly at 1:10 a.m., with his successor, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, at his side.
"His wishes were answered. He is now home," said Joseph F. Majdan, the cardinal's physician and a longtime friend.
Cardinal Krol retired as archbishop of Philadelphia in 1988 after 27 years as leader of the nation's sixth-largest archdiocese, where he expanded schools, parishes and services for refugees, the elderly, youth and the hungry.
"His death is a great loss to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the entire Philadelphia region as well as to the Catholic Church of the United States," Cardinal Bevilacqua said.
The Rev. Daniel E. Mackle told worshipers yesterday at the Latin Mass at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul that Cardinal Krol's leadership continued despite his failing health.
"He showed us that God would always give us the grace and strength no matter what He put in our way," Rev. Mackle said.
Cardinal Krol will lie in state at the basilica Wednesday and Thursday, with a funeral Mass at noon Friday.
A one-time butcher in his native Cleveland who liked to shoot pool during lunch breaks before he became a priest, Cardinal Krol had served as cardinal longer than any other living American.
He was elevated to cardinal June 26, 1967, along with Karol Wojtyla of Krakow, Poland, who later became Pope John Paul II.
Cardinal Krol, the son of Polish immigrants, was regarded as instrumental in behind-the-scenes church politics leading to election that elevated the Polish cardinal to pope in October 1978.


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