Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Christopher Pacheco
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held yesterday for Christopher Pacheco, 38, who died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, March 6, 1996. He was the son of Alfred and Julieta (Branco) Pacheco.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Ernest S. Pacheco and Earl J. Pacheco, both of New Bedford, and several cousins.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Marion Tkacs
CHARLOTTE, Maine -- Marion (Mahar) Tkacs, 67, of Charlotte, died Friday, March 8, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Andrew M. Tkacs, daughter of the late Edward F. and Louise (Tyler) Mahar, and sister of the late Searle Mahar.
She died at Calais Hospital.
Born and educated in Calais, Maine, she lived in Bridgeport, Conn., summering and retiring to her property in Charlotte which abuts a wildlife preserve. She attended Kingdom Hall, Bridgeport, Conn., and was employed by IBM Corp., Greenwich, Conn. as a communications specialist until her retirement.
A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed playing classical piano, coin collecting and wildlife.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, Donald F. Tkacs of New Bedford and Edwin N. Tkacs of Beacon Falls, Conn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Arrangements are by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais.

Earl L. Silva
NEW BEDFORD -- Earl L. Silva, 54, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Helen (Silva) Dillard of New Bedford and the late Louis Alves.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in New Bedford and lived here for the past 12 years where he was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
He was formerly employed by Bethlehem Steel as a mailman.
Mr. Silva was a member of The Cape Verdean American Veterans.
Suvivors include his mother; two sisters, Merilyn Silva and Louisa Alves, both of New Bedford; three brothers, Louis Alves Jr. of Dedham, Kenneth Alves of New Bedford and Daryl Alves of Princeton, N.J.; and a son, Anthony Perry, with the U. S. Air Force in California.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

David Almy
MANCHESTER -- David Almy, 54, died Friday, March 8, 1996, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Barbara (Hamilton) Almy.
He was born and raised in South Dartmouth.
He was employed by McCall and Almy Inc., a Boston based real estate consulting firm as president, working with longtime partner William McCall.
He was in commercial real estate for 30 years and was former president of Leggat, McCall/Grubb & Ellis.
A highly respected member of the Boston business community, he was awarded the Counselor of Real Estate professional designation. He was a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and past president of their commercial/industrial investment counsel.
In addition to being active in local and national industry organizations, he was also a director of the Merrill Lynch Industrial Funds. He committed considerable time and resources as a trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute and Director of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.
Survivors include his widow, three daughters, Carolyn, Martha, Katherine; two sons David Jr. and Nicholas; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements are by the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly.

John W. Turner
MIDDLEBORO -- John W. "Jack" Turner, 67, of Middleboro, died suddenly Thursday, March 7, 1996. He was the husband of Irene C. (Panesis) Turner.
Born in Milton, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Gladys M. (Wareham) Turner. He attended local schools, graduated from Middleboro High School in 1946 and later studied mathematics and psychology at Bridgewater State College. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Turner, who will be remembered as the longtime owner and operator of Panesis Fruit Store on Centre Street, was a communicant and former vestryman of the Church of Our Savior in Middleboro.
He was a member of the Mayflower Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Middleboro and the American Association of Retired Persons, a former member of the Middleboro Lodge of Elks.
He is survived by his widow; a son, Edward H. Turner of Middleboro; two daughters, Rebekah L. Turner and Kanella M. Connelly, both of Hull, and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Aurelio S. Melo
NEW BEDFORD -- Aurelio Sousa Melo, 52, of Collette Street, died Thursday. March 7, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of Maria (Pacheco) Melo and the late Manuel Melo.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fenais, Da Ajuda, Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in New Bedford 34 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
Mr. Melo was employed in the maintenance department of Winsor Village Apartments in Worcester until his retirement in 1992.
He was a member of the Whaling City Club and played accordion with the band at Elfie's Lounge.
Survivors include his mother; a son, Daniel Melo of Florida, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

John M. Goncalves
DARTMOUTH -- John M. "Speedy" Goncalves, 61, of North Dartmouth, died at home unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 1996. He was the husband of Delphine C. (Medeiros) Goncalves and son of the late Luiz and Mary Irene.
Born in Portugal, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Dartmouth, where lived for the past 35 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church.
He was a fisherman for the past 38 years, most recently owning and operating the fishing vessel Speedy, which ran out of New Bedford and Cape Cod.
Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Pinheiro of N. Dartmouth; a son, Donald R. Goncalves of New Bedford; two brothers, Louis Goncalves of New Bedford and Lionel Goncalves of New Bedford; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Jeffrey C. Goncalves.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road.

Betty Lubin
NEWTON -- Betty (Kaplan) Lubin, 81, of Newton died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 1996. She was the widow of Edward I. Lubin.
Mrs. Lubin died at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Born in the Ukraine, Mrs. Lubin was a resident of Chelsea for many years before moving to Newton 11 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Hadassah, Pioneer Women and many other civic and charitable oganizations.
Survivors include a son, Paul D. Lubin of East Freetown; a daughter, Debra L. Lubin of California; a sister, Sylvia Mann of Kansas; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
She was the sister of the late Joseph Kaplan, David Kaplan and Frank Kaplan.
Arrangements are by Torf Funeral Home, 151 Washington Ave., Cary Square, Chelsea.

John Lester Harrison
BROCKTON -- John Lester Harrison, 76, died Thursday, March 7, 1996. He was the son of John and Irene (Harney) Harrison.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Fairhaven for many years. He lived in Brockton for the last 25 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Stoughton.
He was employed for 37 years by the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company as an assistant regional manager of the Department of Special Activities.
Mr. Harrison retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the 483rd Engineer Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve. While living in Fairhaven, he was active in town affairs. He was also involved with the Knights of Columbus, United Way, American Legion, and Lions Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Martin of Easthampton, Maureen Laverdiere of Easton and Kathleen Mullett of West Bridgewater and two sons, Walter Harrison of New Bedford and John Harrison Jr. of Framingham.
Arrangements are by the Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St., New Bedford.

Hilda Marinho
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held yesterday for Hilda (Daniels) Marinho, 83, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 6, 1996. She was the widow of Roger Marinho and daughter of the late Manuel P. and Rose (Silveira) Daniels.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she lived on Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford.
Survivors include a daughter, Rita D. Marinho of New Bedford; a son, Roger M. Marinho of New Bedford; a brother, Robert Daniels of Providence; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Emily Daniels, Nellie Daniels, Margaret Correa, Mary Silva, Irene Daniels, Elsie Stone, Manuel Daniels and Richard Daniels.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Manuel P. Medeiros
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel P. Medeiros, 77, died Friday, March 8, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Maria (Pavao) Medeiros and son of the late Manuel P. and Maria (Encarnacao) Medeiros.
He died at Mediplex Rehab of Bristol.
He was born in Sao Miguel, Azores and lived in New Bedford since 1960. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
He was employed by Berkshire Hathaway as a janitor until his retirement.
Mr. Medeiros was a member of The Portuguese Sports Club.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Margaret Diogenes of S. Dartmouth; a son, Manuel P. Medeiros of E. Freetown; three sisters, Celia Medeiros of Sao Miguel, Margaret Carvalho of New Bedford and Maria Cordeiro of Newman, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Alice L. Howe
MIDDLEBORO -- Alice L. Howe, 81, died at home Monday, March 4, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Stephen Howe and daughter of the late George C. and Gertrude (Borden) Howe.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in Middleboro for 41 years and was an active member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall. She was educated in Bridgewater schools.
Mrs. Howe enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, gardening and helping her family. She and her husband were married for 63 years.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, Glenn Allen Howe of Middleboro and Stephen Craig Howe of Arizona; four brothers; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Patricia Alice Scoville.
Arrangements are by Dahlborg MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville.

George R. Gagnon
LAKEVILLE -- George R. Gagnon, 80, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 1996. He was the widower of Winnifred (Washburn) Gagnon and son of the late Andre and Flora R. (St. Ours) Gagnon.
He died at Marion Manor Nursing Home in Taunton.
He was born in Kingston and lived in Lakeville since 1938. He was a member of Mullein Hill Baptist Church since 1955 where he has served on the board of deacons and on the board of trustees.
Mr. Gagnon was educated in Taunton Schools and was self-employed.
Survivors include two sons, Kent Gagnon of Middleboro and Richard Gagnon of Fairhaven; five daughters, Linda Elmiger of Ohio, Brenda Hamilton of Lakeville, Geri Martin of Fall River, Diane Gagnon of Brockton and Connie Burke of Arizona; two sisters, Beatrice Anderson of Taunton and Lorraine Cardoza of Raynham; a brother, Lawrence Gagnon of Raynham; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Rosalie Stella Figueroa
NEW BEDFORD -- Rosalie Stella (Mauro) Figueroa, 56, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Carlos M. Figueroa and daughter of the late Fred C. and Nellie (Mauro) Perry.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born in Concord and lived in New Bedford for the past 23 years.
Survivors include her widower; three daughters, Rose M. Rodriquez, Martha Nieves and Eva Figueroa, all of New Bedford; five sons, Paul A. Mauro, Carlos Figueroa Jr., Pablo Figueroa, Joel Figueroa and David Figueroa, all of New Bedford; a brother, Fred C. Perry of Everett; two sisters, Margaret Mauro of Florida and Mildred Crue of Hudson; and 13 grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Laura Miles and Patricia Kgersgard.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

David R. Pike
FAIRHAVEN -- David R. Pike, 40, died at home Friday, March 8, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Albert G. Sr. and Amelia (Pinto) Pike.
Born in Acushnet, he lived in Fairhaven for many years and previously lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for 14 years. He attended the First Congregational Church in Fairhaven.
He was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company in Fort Lauderdale as a sales representative for more than 10 years until his retirement in 1993 due to illness.
He graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1973 and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Class of 1978, earning his bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
Mr. Pike was an avid traveler and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include a sister, Nancy Frye of Fairhaven; three brothers, Earl Paul DeMoranville of Marathon, Fla., Jon "Jack" Pike of Pasadena, Texas, and Albert G. Pike Jr. of Fairhaven; several nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

Rita Loftus
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Rita (Barnaby) Loftus of NW 192nd Place, formerly of Lassonde Street, Westport, died at home Sunday, March 3, 1996. She was the widow of Frank E. Loftus and daughter of the late Philippe and Cedia Natalie (Boudria) Barnaby.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Westport and Riverside, Calif., for many years and in Seattle for the past two years. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church in Westport.
Survivors include a son, Robert Loftus of Seattle; two daughters, Cathleen Cameron and Maureen Loftus, both of Seattle; a sister, Rose McCauley of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Jeannette Bussiere, Aime A. Barnaby, Eddie L. Barnaby and Philippe Barnaby.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., Fall River.

Grace L. McConvill
NEW BEDFORD -- Grace L. (Wooler) McConvill, 74, died at home Saturday, March 9, 1996. She was the widow of Edward McConvill and daughter of the late John and Agnes (Larson) Wooler.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School and owned and operated Wooler the Florist on Highland Street in New Bedford. She was the third generation in her family to run this business founded in 1901 by her grandfather.
Mrs. McConvill was well known in square dance circles and was a member of the Romeo and Juliet Square Dance Club. She was a great whist player, a talented quilter and knitter, and worked with stained glass and needlepoint.
Survivors include two sons, James William McConvill of Rockland and Edward Wooler McConvill of New Bedford; a daughter, Janice Elizabeth Baker of Mattapoisett; two sisters, Annie Margison of New Bedford and Helen Tripp of Westport; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Iona J. Santos
NEW BEDFORD -- Iona J. (St. Aubin) Santos, 76, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Henry F. Santos and daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Richard) St. Aubin.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Holy Name Church.
She was formerly employed by John I. Paulding as an assembler.
Mrs. Santos was a member of the Women's Guild of Holy Name Church.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Patricia A. Vargas of New Bedford; a son, Stephen H. Santos of New Bedford; two sisters, Irene Mulroy of Fairhaven and Helena Poineau of New Bedford; a brother, Francis St. Aubin of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Agnes Plante and Rose Winn.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

John B. Sweeney
FAIRHAVEN -- John B. Sweeney, 68, died Friday, March 8, 1996, after complications due to a stroke. He was the husband of Elizabeth T. (Meehan) Sweeney and son of the late Francis W. and Grace L. (Green) Sweeney.
He died at The Oaks Nursing Home in New Bedford.
Born in Conway, N.H., he lived in Fairhaven since 1989 and previously lived in Dartmouth and New Bedford. He was a communicant of Saint Joseph Church in Fairhaven.
He was employed by various fishing vessels as a sea captain for more than 20 years in the Fairhaven and New Bedford areas until his retirement in 1972.
Mr. Sweeney and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11, 1995.
He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific area and was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and the American Area Ribbon.
He enjoyed carpentry work and was an avid gardener and billiard player.
Survivors include his widow; four daughters, Maureen E. Foster of Portsmouth, N.H., Sheila M. Medeiros of Fairhaven, Dr. Colleen Sweeney Crovello of Westport, and Shawna E. Sweeney of Fairhaven; three brothers, Francis Sweeney of Tyler, Texas, Haven M. Sweeney of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Fernan Sweeney of Dover, N.H.; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

Evelyne Tanguay, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Evelyne A. (Carrier) Tanguay, 92, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Armand R. Tanguay and daughter of the late Noel and Parmelia (Beaudry) Carrier.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born in Providence, and lived in New Bedford for many years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
She was employed by Avon Company as a salesperson until her retirement.
Mrs. Tanguay enjoyed collecting memorabilia and pictures for her scrap book.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Tanguay, Andre Tanguay and Norman Tanguay, all of New Bedford; two daughters, Jacqueline Moyer of New Bedford and Jeannine Bunds of Pomona, Calif.; four sisters, Jeannette Carrier, Helen Gobeil, Lillian Mendes, and Irene Such, all of New Bedford; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Raymond Carrier, Martha Holderness and Alice Labbe and mother of the late
Armand Tanguay Jr.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Tom McDermott, Broadway, TV screen actor
NEW YORK -- Tom McDermott, who caught the acting bug as a high school student in Chicago and never shook it off during a 64-year career on and off-Broadway, in regional theater, on television and in the movies, died Wednesday at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 83.
His family said the cause was prostate cancer.
From the time he became a professional actor as a teen-ager in Chicago until his final role last year, in the yet unreleased movie version of "The Crucible," he was almost never out of work.
Along the way he appeared on Broadway with Katharine Cornell and Judith Anderson in Chekhov's "Three Sisters," with Melvyn Douglas in "The Best Man," with Nicol Williamson in "Macbeth," and, more recently, as the harried secretary of state in the 1989 production of Larry Gelbart's "Mastergate."
In one of his numerous Off-Broadway parts, he portrayed Captain Vere in the first stage adaptation of "Billy Budd." And in one of the first of many television roles beginning in the 1950s, he appeared on the seminal sci-fi series "Captain Video" as Permes Lykos, an alien regarded as a precursor of Mr. Spock on the later "Star Trek" series.
Although he had no formal training as an actor, Mr. McDermott had a natural flair for the dramatic gesture, although none, his son, Tom Jr., suggested yesterday, quite as frothy as the one in a high school play when he accomplished an instant transformation from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde by slipping Alka-Seltzer tablets onto his tongue and actually foaming at the mouth.
He was a highly active member of Actors' Equity.
In addition to his son, McDermott is survived by his wife, Mary Hayden; two daughters, Miranda McDermott and Deborah Morenzi; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Allen Spooner
NEW BEDFORD -- Allen Spooner, 76, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria L. "Lucy" (Goes) Spooner and son of the late Roswell Spooner II and Grace W. (Bowles) Spooner.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived here all of his life with the exception of four years in Newport, R.I., and two years in the military.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in New Bedford.
He was formerly employed by the Newport Naval Shipyard from 1940-1944 as a torpedo technician, by the former Maxim Motors, Middleboro, as a production diesel engineer, and by Middleboro Fire Apparatus as a service manager.
A graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, where he was an all-star athlete, he lettered in basketball, baseball and football.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS L.C.I. 871 with the rank of chief petty officer.
Mr. Spooner was the past commander of the Veterans of Foreign War Thomas E. Tuttle Post No. 239 in Acushnet; past district commander of District 6 VFW in Bristol County; founder and past president of the Regional Military Order of the Cootie, honor degree of the VFW; charter member of the Freetown Memorial Post No. 6643; and past chairman of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Fund, the Miss Freetown Pageant and the Department of Loyalty, VFW.
He was also a member of the American Legion Acushnet Post 265, the Arbor Environmental Foundation and American Association of Retired Persons, New Bedford Chapter.
He was an avid ecologist and bake master for the Spooner family clambakes.
Survivors include his widow, a son, Daniel A. Spooner of New Bedford; two daughters, Jean M. Decoffe of Mattapoisett and Bonnie F. Waite of Acushnet; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road.

Myra E. Leland, 96
MIDDLEBORO -- Myra E. (Benson) Leland, 96, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a lingering illness. She was the widow of Lester H. Leland and daughter of the late Rufus T. and Lavina F. (Thomas) Benson.
She died at Morton Hospital in Taunton.
A lifelong resident of Middleboro, she had lived at the Oak Hill Nursing Home for a few years and was a member of the Central Congregational Church in Middleboro.
She was a graduate of Middleboro High School and owned the former Leland Flower and Gift Shop of Middleboro.
Mrs. Leland was a member of the the American Legion Auxillary and the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by a cousin Myron Thomas of Hingham.
Arrangements are by Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Alvaro F. Dias
NEW BEDFORD -- Alvaro Freitas Dias, 55, of Cottage Street, died Sunday, March 10, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria (Pereira) Dias and son of Herminia (Estacio) Dias of New Bedford and the late Antonio Estacio Dias.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Corvo, Azores, he lived in New Bedford since 1978 and was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was employed by Berkshire Hathaway as a weaver until his retirement in 1982.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; seven sons, Carlos Dias, Alvaro Dias, Jose Dias, Herminio Dias, Steven Dias, John Dias, all of New Bedford, and Antonio Dias of Boston; two daughters, Maria Almeida and Ana Dias, both of New Bedford, and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

John Borges
DARTMOUTH -- John Borges, of South Dartmouth died unexpectedly at home Sunday, March 10, 1996. He was the husband of Antoinette J. (Delahoulle) Borges and son of the late Luiz and Evangelina (Cabral) Borges.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in South Dartmouth for more than 40 years and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth.
He was employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a supervisor in the curing tube department until his retirement.
He was still very active as the owner/operator of the Hilltop Rubber Stamp Shop.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Borges was a member of the American Legion Post 1 in New Bedford as well as the Veterans of Foreign War Andrew Dahill Post.
He and his wife had been married for 48 years.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Denise A. Borges of South Dartmouth; a son, John Borges Jr. of Mattapoisett, and a granddaughter.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Dennis A. Texeira
NEW BEDFORD -- Dennis A. Texeira, 46, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Anthony S. and Anna J. (Faria) Texeira of New Bedford.
He died at Mediplex Rehab of Bristol.
Born in New Britain, Conn., he lived in Fairhaven before moving to New Bedford in 1981.
A communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, he was formerly employed by Channel 12 and then by Channel 6 as a promotion technician.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Anthony Texeira of New Bedford; two sisters, Loraine Pina and Betty Rose, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Barbara Texeira and Priscilla Texeira.
Arrangements are by Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Armunda Swiader
FALL RIVER -- Armunda "Albina" (Oliveira) Swiader, 82, of Southpointe, 100 Amity St., formerly of Mitchell Drive, died Sunday, March 10, 1996. She was the widow of Joseph Swiader and daughter of the late Antone and Mary (Felix) Oliveira.
She died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was a member of St. William Parish and was formerly employed in the textile industry for a number of years.
Mrs. Swiader was a former member of St. William Women's Guild, and the church Sewing Club and also made bed pads for Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home.
Survivors include a son, Michael W. Swiader of Fall River; a daughter, Barbara Swiader of Fall River; five sisters, Mary Ferreira, Amelia Szymkowicz, Rose Sousa, Germaine Oliveira, all of Fall River, and Helen Medeiros of Fairhaven and Florida; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Joseph Swiader.
Arrangements are by Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 S. Main St.


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