Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Gregory A. Burnham
LAKEVILLE -- Gregory A. Burnham, 19, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, as a result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Taunton. He was the son of Amy L. (Maddox) Burnham of Lakeville and the late Robert W. Burnham Jr.
Born in Brockton, he had been a lifelong resident of Lakeville. He was a 1995 graduate of Bristol Regional Technical School in Taunton and worked as a machinist at Lakeville Drill & Tap.
Survivors include his mother, a brother; Robert W. Burnham III of Lakeville; a sister, Wendy A. Wordell of East Taunton; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Loretta Burnham of Lakeville; two nieces and a nephew.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., Middleboro.

Antonio R. Fortes, 97
DORCHESTER -- Antonio R. Fortes, 97, formerly of New Bedford, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Flora S. (Spinola) Fortes and son of the late Ricardo and Ana Fortes.
He died at Riverside Nursing Home in Mattapan.
Born in St. Nicolau, Cape Verde, he lived in New Bedford for 81 years before moving to Boston nine months ago. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and was employed as a weaver in the textile industry until he retirement in 1959.
Mr. Fortes was a member of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Survivors include his widow; four stepsons, Jose Soares, Jose Tavares, Napoleon Almada, all of New Bedford, and Isaac Barros of Somerville; eight stepdaughters, Edelida Costa, Anna Tavares, Lucy DaSilva, Anna Lopes and Mary Soares, all of New Bedford, Frances Barrows of Falmouth, and Linda Barros and Eneida Barros, both of Dorchester; a brother, Joseph Fortes of Argentina; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunder-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Marion S. Kuechler
FAIRHAVEN -- Marion Sumner (Whiting) Kuechler, 84, died Thursday, March 14, 1996. She was the widow of Walter K. Kuechler and daughter of the late Elisha S. and Mary A. (Lincoln) Whiting.
She died at Alden Court Nursing Home.
A lifelong resident of Fairhaven and a member of the Unitarian Memorial Church in Fairhaven, she was a Fairhaven High School graduate and had attended the Maryland College for Women.
Mrs. Kuechler was a former member of the board of the Bradford Russell Home, a member of the Fairhaven Colonial Club, the New Bedford Mother's Club and the St. Luke's Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Perkins of Mattapoisett; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.

David Paiva
WAREHAM -- Graveside funeral services were held yesterday for David Paiva, 44 of 605 Main St., formerly of Harvard Street, New Bedford, who died Wednesday, March, 13, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Janice (Bousequet) Paiva and son of the late John and Albertina (Feliciano) Paiva.
He died at Tobey Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he had lived in Wareham since 1986.
Survivors include a stepson, Timothy Brunk of Fairhaven; two brothers, Ernest Paiva and John Paiva, both of Fall River, and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements were by the Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St., New Bedford.

Rosalie M. Kampf
WALPOLE -- Rosalie M. (Fortman) Kampf, 70, died at home Friday, March 15, 1996. She was the wife of Henry A. Kampf.
Born in Saint Henry, Ohio, she was raised in Fort Recovery and graduated from Ft. Recovery High School with the class of 1943. She lived in Walpole for 20 years and was a member of the Blessed Sacrament parish in Walpole, where she volunteered for the school Beano program on Tuesday nights.
Mrs. Kampf was a homemaker for most of her life. When her children left home, she took her talents to the Norfolk-Bristol Health Care organization and began caring for the elderly.
Survivors include her widower; four daughters, Annette Steinberg and Susanne Collart, both of Illinois, Rowena M. D'Eon of Georgetown and Caroline R. Kampf of Cambridge; seven sons, Stanley T. Kampf of Kansas, Daniel B. Kampf of Texas, Quentin L. Kampf of Mattapoisett, Gregory A. Kampf of Linwood, Roderic J. Kampf of Wareham, Rodger P. Kampf of Ohio and Peter R. Kampf of Chelmsford; three sisters, Noreen Greene of Michigan, Bernice Campbell of Ohio and Bernadette Farr of Kentucky; two brothers, Ralph Fortman and James Fortman, both of Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St., Walpole.

Theresa Marie Murphy
NEW BEDFORD -- Theresa Marie Murphy, 83, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Kelly) Murphy.
She died at the Savoy Nursing Home.
She was born in Boston and was a communicant of St. Mary Church, New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Rose Kalstein
NEW BEDFORD -- Rose Kalstein, 89, of 191A Bryant Lane, died Saturday, March 16, 1996. She was the widow of Abraham G. Kalstein and daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Livshitz) Rubin.
She died at the Oaks Nursing Home.
Born in Russia, she lived in New Bedford since 1939 and was a member of the Congregation Ahavath Achim and it's sisterhood.
She was employed as a teacher in New Bedford until her retirement in 1971.
Mrs. Kalstein was a 1968 S.M.U. graduate (now UMass Dartmouth).
Survivors include a son, Stuart Kalstein of Manalapan, N.J.; a daughter, Harriet Gottschalk of Brockton; two brothers, Maurice Lipson of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Robert Lipson of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Meltzer of Miami and George Gervasi of New York City; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Max Sugarman Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St., Providence.

Edward F. Harrington
MATTAPOISETT -- Former New Bedford mayor and well-known lawyer Edward F. Harrington, 68, died Saturday, March 16, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Ingrid C. (Bergeron) Harrington and a son of the late Michael J. and Margaret F. (Harrington) Harrington.
He died at home in Mattapoisett.
He was born in New Bedford, where he lived for many years before moving to Mattapoisett. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Mr. Harrington -- who was a graduate of New Bedford High School, Boston College and the University of Arkansas Law School -- was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 1953. He opened his own law practice in New Bedford in 1956, after working as an associate with the Edwards and Angell law firm in Providence for two years. He maintained his practice in New Bedford to the present.
During World War II, Mr. Harrington served in the Navy. His political career began in 1957, when he was elected Councilor-at-Large in New Bedford and served two terms. He was elected Mayor of the city in 1961 and served until 1970.
He was chairman of the board of directors of Citizens Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Damien Council, the Bristol County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Wamsutta Club.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Michael J. Harrington of Little Compton, R.I.; a daughter, Stephanie L. Simmons of New Bedford; a brother, Joseph P. Harrington of New Bedford; a sister, Anne M. Downey of Mattapoisett; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Sophie Raposa
FALL RIVER -- Sophie (Majewski) Raposa, 84, of 190 Buffington St., died Saturday, March 16, 1996. She was the widow of Frank Raposa and daughter of the late Albert and Angela (Betlej) Majewski.
She died at the Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Fall River and a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church for more than 30 years.
She was employed by Anderson Little Co. as a sewing machine operator for more than 20 years until her retirement in 1962.
Survivors include a sister, Jenny Weglowski of Tiverton, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Harrington-Sullivan Funeral Home, 986 Plymouth Ave.

Imelda A. Canuel
FALL RIVER -- Imelda A. (Richard) Canuel, 85, of 4901 N. Main St., formerly of Palmer Street, died Friday, March 15, 1996. She was the widow of Leo E. Canuel and daughter of the late Daniel and Mathilda (Mailloux) Richard.
She died at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center.
Born in Fall River, she lived there for most of her life and in Fayetteville, N.C., for three years before returning to Fall River seven months ago. She was a summer resident of Pelletier Lane, Tiverton, for many years and was employed by Berkshire Hathaway in the textile industry for many years.
Mrs. Canuel was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne Sodality of St. Anne Parish and the East Main Street Senior Citizens Drop In Center for many years. She was a former member of Four Seasons Senior Citizen's Club.
Survivors include two sons, Donald L. Canuel of Florence, S.C., and Robert P. Canuel of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Julienne Menard of Tiverton; a brother, Normand "Ricky" Richard of Tiverton; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Pauline Flanagan and sister of the late Jeannette Blais, Yvette Brown, Rita Epstein, Irene Chabot, Georgette Houlker, Adrien Richard, Bertrand "Buddy" Richard and Edgar Richard.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral, 690 S. Main St.

Alan W. Ham Jr.
WAREHAM -- Alan Weightman Ham Jr., 82, of Doty Street, died Saturday, March 16, 1996. He was the widower of Mabel (MacDonald) Ham and son of the late Alan W. and Maude (Boyce) Ham.
He was born in Boston and was a graduate of Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon and Duke University class of 1937.
He was employed as a manufacturers representative in the plumbing and heating industry.
Mr. Ham was a World War II Navy lieutenant and a survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Block Island off the Azores.
Survivors include two sons, Alan W. Ham III of Duxbury and Bruce S. Ham of Forestdale; a grandson; and a beloved friend, Florence H. Hatch of West Wareham.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 28).

Mary A. Labarge, 91
LOWELL -- Funeral services were held yesterday for Mary A. (Makuch) Labarge, 91, formerly of New Bedford, who died Thursday, March 14, 1996. She was the widow of Dominique Labarge and daughter of the late John and Katherine (Guzik) Makuch.
She died at the Heritage Nursing Care Center.
She was born in Ware and was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Dracut.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice Curry Reinert of Dracut; a son, Raymond Labarge of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Walter Marker of Livingston, N.J.; a granddaughter; five grandsons; six great-grandchildren; a great-grandson; a step-grandson; a step-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the James F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St.

Conceicao Sylvia
NEW BEDFORD -- Conceicao "Connie" (Agrela) Sylvia, 80, died at home Saturday, March 16, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Joseph Sylvia and daughter of the late Manuel and Isabel (de Jesus) Agrela.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.
She was employed by States Nightwear as a presser until her retirement.
Mrs. Sylvia was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality of her church and the Immaculate Conception Seniors.
Survivors include a step-son, George Sylvia of Fairhaven; a step-daughter, Ana Ferrara of Coventry, R.I.; four sisters, Mary A. Silva, Isabel Negreiro, Maria L. Mello and Maria R. Cunha, all of New Bedford; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Julia Fernandes
NEW BEDFORD -- Julia Fernandes, 66, of Nash Road, died at home Saturday, March 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was daughter of the late Antonio and Gloria (Sousa) Fernandes.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. She was employed by Russel Melhench Inc. as a secretary until her retirement in 1986.
Survivors include four brothers, Albano "Barney" Fernandes, Thomas Fernandes, John Fernandes and George Fernandes, all of New Bedford; a sister, Clementina Fernandes of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Antonio Fernandes Jr. and Alice Palmeiri.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 North Front St.

Ross C. Mathieu
NEW BEDFORD -- Ross C. Mathieu, 12, died unexpectedly, March 15, 1996. He was the son of Marc Mathieu and Susan (Donaldson) Mathieu, both of New Bedford.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a sixth grade student at Pulaski School.
Ross was a member of the Whaling City Baseball League and the Pulaski School Basketball Team. He was a junior golfer at the Allendale Country Club and enjoyed art, sailing, and riding his bicycle.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Laura L. Mathieu of New Bedford, and his paternal grandparents, Normand and Jeannette (Boutin) Mathieu of Fort Myers, Fla., and New Bedford.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Eugene Lorenco
ACUSHNET -- Eugene Lorenco, 70, died Saturday, March 16, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Rose Theresa (Sarro) Lorenco and son of the late Eugene and Virginia (Souza) Lorenco Sr.
He died at Mediplex of New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Acushnet since 1967 and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was formerly employed by New Bedford Police Signal System and then by the New Bedford Housing Authority as an electrician until his retirement in 1987.
Mr. Lorenco was a World War II Navy veteran. Very active in city politics, he was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking and helping neighbors as a handyman.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene P. Lorenco of Acushnet and Peter K. Lorenco of Mattapoisett; a sister, Hazel Bisaillon of Marshfield; five grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Arthur N. Leitao
FALL RIVER -- Arthur Neves Leitao, 79, died at home Friday, March 15, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Antonio N. and Anna Silva Garcia Leitao.
Born and raised in New Bedford, he lived in Chicago for 17 years before returning to Massachusetts in the late 1950s. He moved to Fall River three years ago. He was a graduate of Chicago Teachers College and attended the University of Chicago.
He was employed as a school teacher in Chicago and Waltham and as the deputy Executive Director of the Opportunity Industrialization Center in New Bedford. He was employed by Polaroid Corporation in Waltham as a senior engineering administrator until his retirement.
A World War II Army veteran, he served as a first lieutenant in the South Pacific.
Mr. Leitao was the past grand knight in the Knights of Peter Claver. He was an avid photographer and also taught photography.
Survivors include a daguhter, Candida M. Leitao of E. Providence, R.I.; two brothers, Judge George N. Leighton of Chicago and John N. Leitao of Taunton; two sisters, Georgina Teixeira of Fall River and Virginia Cardozo of Watertown; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Maria G. Ferreira
NEW BEDFORD -- Maria Gloria, "M. Gloria," (Rapoza) Ferreira, 85, died Friday, March 15, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Manuel Ferreira and daughter of the late Antone and Irondina (Falcao) Rapoza.
She died at New Bedford Village Nursing Home.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. James Church and was formerly employed by Kay Winsor as a supervisor until her retirement.
Survivors include two brothers; Herman Rapoza and William Rapoza, both of New Bedford; a sister, Irene Valerio of Fairhaven; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late John Rapoza, Mary Rapoza and Nora Nunes.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Geraldine M. Bois
WHITMAN -- Geraldine M. (Gallant) Bois, 70, died Friday, March 15, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Raymond L. Bois and daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Girouard) Gallant.
She died at Brockton Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she was a graduate of St. Joseph's Parochial School and was married in 1947. She moved to Whitman in 1953 and was employed by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation for several years.
Mrs. Bois was a past member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality, a member of the Holy Ghost Church and the Harvard Court 4-B's.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Bois of Whitman; a daughter, Pauline Rockett of Halifax; and four grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Louise Bois and sister of the late Arthur Gallant and Gerald Gallant.
Arrangements are by the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street.

Robert S. Stewart
NEW BEDFORD -- Robert Stephen Stewart, 41, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 1996. He was the husband of Donna E. (Horne) Stewart and the son of Leo M. Stewart of New Bedford and the late Therese M. (O'Leary) Stewart.
He was a native and lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Mr. Stewart was a graduate of New Bedford High School and a former member of the New Bedford Auxiliary police. He was employed as a special State Police officer at the Paul A. Dever School in Taunton.
He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Local 651, Council 93, of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Survivors include his widow; his father; a daughter, Carrie Ann Stewart of New Bedford; two brothers, James L. Stewart and Thomas P. Stewart, both of New Bedford; his mother-in-law, Martha Broughton Horne; two aunts; three uncles; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Beatrice K. Russell
MARION -- Beatrice K. (Brightman) Russell, 81, formerly of New Bedford, died Friday, March 15, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Frank Russell and daughter of the late William C. and Grace I. (Smith) Brightman.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Marion most of her life. She was a member of the First Congregational Church.
She was employed by the W.T. Grant Co. department store in downtown New Bedford for 30 years and New Bedford Institution for Savings Bank for 19 years until her retirement in 1980.
Mrs. Russell was active in the Alcycone Chapter Order of Eastern Star and served as matron of that chapter.
Survivors include a brother, Gilbert H. Brightman of Acushnet; three nieces, Joan L. Fluegel of Dartmouth, Grace I. Nicely of New Bedford and Sharyn Besse of Plymouth; and three nephews, William C. Brightman III of Acushnet, John Y. Brightman of Florida and Douglas Brightman of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.

Marie Ann England
NEW BEDFORD -- Marie Ann (Gaudette) England, 82, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 14, 1996. She was the wife of Edward Joseph England and daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (LeBlanc) Gaudette.
She died at Osceola Regional Hospital in Kissimmee, Fla.
Born in Canada, she lived in New Bedford most of her life and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was employed by various local garment shops and then by Calvin Clothing as a stitcher until her retirement.
Mrs. England and her husband would have been married 60 years in July. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling to Florida in her leisure time.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Doreen A. Ostiguy of New Bedford; a son, Neil E. England Sr. of Lakeville; a brother, Joseph Stanley Gaudette of New Bedford; a sister, Alida Bastarache of New Bedford; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Millicent Dextraze, Doris Lincoln and Frank Gaudette.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.


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