Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Joseph C. E. Maillet
NEW BEDFORD -- Joseph Calixte Ernest Maillet, 70, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 17, 1996. He was the husband of Jeannette L. (Carrier) Maillet and son of the late Calixte J. and Azelia (Melanson) Maillet.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Mary Church.
He was a fisherman and captain of many fishing vessels.
Mr. Maillet and his wife were married 46 years and he enjoyed working and being around the fishing piers.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Susan J. Bowcock of Fairhaven; a son, Kenneth C. Maillet of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Marie Jeanne Pepin of Acushnet; two brothers, Normand A. Maillet of Acushnet and Joseph Nelson Maillet of New Bedford; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Walther E. Maillet.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

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 and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church, before moving to Mattapoisett.
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 Edwards and Angell law firm in Providence for two years. He maintained his practice here to the day he died.
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, Bristol County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Wamsutta Club.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Michael J. Harrington of Little Compton, R.I.; a step-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.
Due to incorrect information received by the funeral home, a step-daughter was listed as a daughter in the Sunday obituary.

Maria G. Ferreira
NEW BEDFORD -- Maria Gloria, also known as "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 formerly was employed by Kay Winsor as a supervisor.
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, Joseph Rapoza, Manuel Rapoza, Mary Rapoza and Nora Nunes.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
Due to information given after deadline to the funeral home by the family, two deceased brothers were omitted in the Sunday obituary.

Wilfrid B. Rousseau
NEW BEDFORD -- Wilfrid Bertrand Rousseau, 75, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 16, 1996. He was the husband of Eva A. (Lague) Rousseau and son of the late Elphege and Angelina (McMurray) Rousseau.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. James Church.
He was part owner of LaFrance Jewelers.
Mr. Rousseau was a member of the Catholic Theater Guild, Serra Club, New Bedford Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus McMahon Council. He was an eucharistic minister at St. Luke's Hospital and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
He was a former corporator of Compass Bank, and he was also presented with the Marian Award.
He and his wife celebrated their 50th Anniversary last April.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Susan L. Gomez of Clinton, Conn., and Pauline J. Teixeira of Fairhaven; three sons, John J. Rousseau of Fairhaven, Robert P. Rousseau of Cleveland, Ohio, and Daniel R. Rousseau of Westport; two brothers, Charles Rousseau of New Bedford and the Rev. Julian Rousseau, sss, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Vera Lee McDowell, 92
DARTMOUTH -- Vera Lee (White) McDowell, 92, of South Dartmouth, formerly of New Bedford and Dedham, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, after an illness. She was the widow of Frederick McDowell and daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Watkins) White.
She died at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility.
She was born in Virginia and lived in this area most of her life.
She was a member of the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford and formerly of the Unitarian Church in Dedham.
She was formerly employed by area families as a domestic worker and served both them and her many family members and friends with grace, kindness and loving care. She was a lover of people, flowers and birds.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.

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.
He was also the grandson of the late Charles and Laura (Apelian) Donaldson.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
Due to a clerical error Ross Mathieu's maternal grandparents were omitted in the Sunday obituary.

Olga Rudge, Ezra Pound's companion, at 101 in Italy
ROME -- Olga Rudge, a violinist and companion of poet Ezra Pound, has died at her home in northern Italy. She was 101.
Italian newspapers said yesterday Ms. Rudge died near the spa town of Merano in the castle where she had been living with the couple's daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz. The cause of her death Friday was unclear.
Ms. Rudge will be buried next to Mr. Pound at the San Michele Cemetery, on an island in the Venetian lagoon, a cemetery spokesperson said.
She was born in Ohio in 1895 and met Mr. Pound in 1916 when she was a young violinist and he an acclaimed poet. Their shared interest in music led them to a Turin library where they discovered scores of violin and orchestra concertos composed by Antonio Vivaldi.
Ms. Rudge and Mr. Pound helped launch a Vivaldi revival in the 1930s.
Mr. Pound was arrested in 1945 by American forces for anti-U.S. propaganda during World War II and confined to a mental asylum in Washington. Ms. Rudge labored for his release and oversaw the publication of his works. Mr. Pound died in 1972.

Rene Clement
By Marilyn August, Associated Press writer
PARIS -- French filmmaker Rene Clement, best-known for his action-packed account of the liberation of Paris in "Is Paris Burning?," has died at age 82.
Mr. Clement died Sunday, one day short of his 83rd birthday, the Fine Arts Academy announced Monday. No cause of death was given.
A gifted director inspired by war-torn France, Mr. Clement's finest achievements included "The Battle of the Rails" in 1945, a quasi-documentary about the French Resistance movement and its successful sabotage of the national railways during World War II.
In 1966, he directed a star-heavy cast in "Is Paris Burning?," a pseudo-documentary re-creation of the French capital's liberation and the Nazis' attempt to destroy it.
The film starred Charles Boyer, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Leslie Caron, Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Robert Stack and Orson Welles. Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay from the Larry Collins-Dominique Lapierre bestseller.
Critics said his most successful film was "Forbidden Games" (1952), the poignant, yet unsentimental tale of a child adrift in France during the war.
Mr. Clement began his career making short subjects and documentaries, assisting Jean Cocteau in "Beauty and The Beast" in 1946.
In 1949, he won an Oscar for best foreign film for "Beyond The Gates." In 1984, Mr. Clement earned a Cesar, the French equivalent of Hollywood's Oscar, for his life's work.
Other films include "Purple Noon"(1957), "Rider On The Rain" (1970), and the thriller "The Cursed" (1947).

Helen M. Drisdell
NEW BEDFORD -- Helen Martha (Krouzek) Drisdell, 85, died Sunday, March 17, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Armand L. Drisdell and daughter of the late William and Mary (Belohlavek) Krouzek.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Mary Church, she was employed by New Bedford Cotton Mill prior to working many years at Aerovox as an assembler until her retirement.
Mrs. Drisdell was a member of the Happy Group and she enjoyed attending various senior citizen functions.
Survivors include her son, Donald A. Drisdell of Cambridge; two daughters, Carole A. Drisdell of Brighton and Dorothy A. Lavoie of New Bedford; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late William Krouzek, Otto Krouzek, Edward Krouzek and Charles Krouzek.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Agnes L. Freitas
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Agnes L. Freitas, 68, died on her birthday, Feb. 23, 1996. She was the widow of Joseph A. Freitas and daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Deus) Linhares.
She died in Santa Maria, Calif.
Born in New Bedford, she moved to Santa Maria in 1955 and was a homemaker most of her life.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Branch of Santa Maria, Calif.; three sons, Edmund Meireles, Joseph Freitas and Anthony Freitas, all of Santa Maria, Calif., and a cousin, Cecelia Brown of South Dartmouth.
She was the mother of the late Harold Freitas.
Arrangements are by the Magner Maloney Mortuary, 600 E. Stowell St., Santa Maria, Calif.

Matilda M. Andrade
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services will be held today for Matilda M. Andrade, 73, who died Saturday, March 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Eugenia (Pina) Andrade.
She died at the Mariner Healthcare Center.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in this community all her life.
Survivors include a son, George Andrade of New Bedford; two brothers, Peter Andrade and Jean Andrade, both of New Bedford; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Felix Gaucher
FAIRHAVEN -- Felix Gaucher, 69, died at home Monday, March 18, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Sylvia (Frost) Gaucher and son of the late Felix Gaucher Sr. and the late Annie (Maillet) Gaucher.
He was born in Acushnet and lived in Fairhaven most of his life.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven where he was formerly a Deacon and on the property committee.
He was formerly employed by Sullivan and Foster Construction Co. for many years until his retirement in 1988.
Mr. Gaucher was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Fairhaven Historical Society, the Fairhaven Improvement Association and was on the board of directors of the former Bradford Russell Home. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Peter H. Gaucher of New Bedford; two daughters, Jane Boynton of New Bedford and Ann E. Speer of Clifton, N.J.; two brothers, Albert B. Gaucher of Fairhaven and Raymond F. Gaucher of New Bedford; a sister, Viola M. Lafrenais of Acushnet; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Lillian Bouley and Blanche LeBlanc.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

Antonia Grajales
NEW BEDFORD -- Antonia Grajales, 83, died Sunday, March 17, 1996. She was the widow of Suzano Feleciano and daughter of the late Raymond Grajales and the late Petronia Marcial.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born in Puerto Rico and lived for 13 years in New Bedford, where she was a member of the Christian Revival Temple.
Survivors include a son, Teodoro Feleciano of Fall River; a daughter, Luz V. Feleciano of New Bedford; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Sylvester J. Medeiros
DARTMOUTH -- Sylvester J. Medeiros, 78, of South Dartmouth, died Sunday, March 17, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary (Martin) Medeiros and son of the late Silvana (Medeiros) and Joseph Medeiros.
He died at Brandon Woods.
He was born in Fall River and lived in Dartmouth since 1945 where he was a communicant of St. Mary Church.
He was formerly employed by Aerovox Corporation as a quality control manager for 23 years and was also employed by Sippican Ocean Systems where he was also in quality control until his retirement.
Mr. Medeiros was a World War II Army veteran serving in England in the field artillery group and received the good conduct medal. He was a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary of Fairhaven and a former town meeting member of Dartmouth. He was a member of the Industrial Business Management Club and Past President of the P.T.A. of the DeMello School in Dartmouth and Dartmouth High School and was a graduate of Dartmouth High School.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Medeiros of South Dartmouth and Nancy Souliere of Somerset, two granddaughters, a niece, a nephew and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph and John Medeiros.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Beryl H. Roylance
MATTAPOISETT -- Beryl H. (Heuberger) Roylance, 67, died March 17, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Norman W. Roylance Sr. and daughter of the late Helmuth and Ellen (Fowler) Heuberger.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mrs. Roylance was born in Acushnet, lived in Mattapoisett all her life and was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Mattapoisett.
Music was her life. She gave private flute lessons at her home and also taught at the Symphony Shop. She played for the Tri-County Symphonic Organization as well as the bands of Mattapoisett, Marion and Dartmouth. She was also a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Norman W. Roylance Jr. of Mattapoisett; four daughters, Susan N. Roylance of Mattapoisett, Beth R. Szeto of Hyannis, Cyndy R. Hebert of Mattapoisett and Ruth E. Roylance of Claremont, N.H.; a brother, Albert Heuberger of Mattapoisett; four sisters, Gladys Ellis, Ruth Heuberger, Ellen Downing and Ada Moss, all of Mattapoisett; three granddaughters, three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.

Marie E. Schoen
WAREHAM -- Marie Elizabeth Schoen, 90, formerly of Boston, died Monday, March 18, 1996. She was the widow of Otto Arthur Schoen.
She died at the Forestview Nursing Home.
She was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1920 and became a naturalized citizen that year. She settled in Jamaica Plain section of Boston where she was a member of Christ Evangelical Church. She summered in Wareham from 1947 until 1963 when she became a permanent resident on Swifts Beach Road.
She was a homemaker and active in church rummage sales, flea markets and other church fairs.
She was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Wareham where she served as a deaconess and was also a member of the Women's Fellowship Group and the Women's Missionary Society.
Her interests were doing arts and craft work and cooking.
Survivors include a son, Walter O. Schoen of Wareham.
Arrangements are by Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Homes, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne.

Alfred S. Ziino
LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO -- ALFRED S. ZIINO, 70, OF WAREHAM AND PUERTO RICO, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT HOME IN PUERTO RICO SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1996. HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF ESTHER (PARRELLA) ZIINO AND SON OF THE LATE ANTONIO AND ROSE (CAPPADONA) ZIINO.
He was born in Boston and lived in Wareham and Puerto Rico, spending half of each year in Wareham.
He was employed by McLean Hospital in Belmont as a carpenter for 11 years until his retirement in 1983 and previously was employed by the Pal Construction Co. in West Newton for 25 years.
Mr. Ziino was a World War II Army veteran. He loved the water and both his homes were by the ocean.
Survivors include his widow; four daughters, Roseanna Tocci of Framingham, Karen Ziino of Waltham, Patricia Fanara of Westwood and Lisa Mobilia of Waltham and three grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Mary Ziino and Edward "Joe" Ziino.
Arrangements are by the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., Watertown.

James C. Gomes
NEW BEDFORD -- James C. Gomes, 88, died Monday, March 18, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Maria (Silva) Gomes and son of the late Manuel and Maria (Correia) Gomes.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, he came to the United States at the age of 16 and returned to Cape Verde several years later. He returned to this country 27 years ago, living in Philadelphia before retiring to New Bedford.
Mr. Gomes was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Portuguese Congregation, and was employed as a merchant seaman in the merchant marine until his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Jose M. Gomes of Port Richey, Fla.; four daughters, Marianna Monteiro and Laura J. Gomes, both of New Bedford, Eugenia Gomes Andrade of Brockton and Lucilia Gomes of Port Richey; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

John E. Morris, 91
DARTMOUTH -- John E. Morris, 91, died Monday, March 18, 1996. He was the husband of Lena (Silva) Morris and son of the late John and Isabelle (Jesus) Morris.
He died at the Nichols House in Fairhaven.
Born in the Azores, Mr. Morris came to the United States in 1910. He lived in New Bedford before moving to Dartmouth in 1956.
He was employed by Morse Twist Drill as a grinder until his retirement.
Mr. Morris and his wife had been married for 68 years.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Robert A. Morris of Dartmouth; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Alice Rogers
NEW BEDFORD -- Alice (Jennings) Rogers, 89, died Monday, March 18, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Alfred Rogers and daughter of the late John and Alice (Cooper) Jennings.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
Born in England, she lived in New Bedford most of her life and was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerrold Rogers of New Bedford; a sister, Mary Renzulli of North Dartmouth; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Ann K. Murphy
SOMERSET -- Ann K. (Keane) Murphy, 88, of 129 Shawomet Ave., died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, March 19, 1996. She was the widow of John M. Murphy Sr. and daughter of the late Thomas F. and Julia H. (Hacket) Keane.
Born in Fall River, she was a graduate of Durfee High School and the former Thibodaeu Business School.
She moved to Somerset more than 17 years ago.
Mrs. Murphy was employed by the Fall River Housing Authority as a tenant selector and manager for more than 20 years at Pleasant View and Hillside Manor until her retirement in 1973.
Mrs. Murphy was a communicant of St. Mary Cathedral Parish in her early life and later of Holy Name Parish for 30 years. While in Somerset, she was a communicant of St. Thomas More Parish.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Louise Foley of New Bedford; a son, John M. Murphy Jr. of Somerset; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Thomas Keane and Christopher Keane.
Arrangements are by the Rose E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 866 County St., Somerset.

Adelaide M. Paiva
NEW BEDFORD -- Adelaide Maria Paiva, 76, died Tuesday, March 19, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Francisco Duque and Rosa Paiva.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she moved to Portugal when she was 2 years old, lived there for 40 years and moved back to New Bedford. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Ms. Paiva was formerly employed by Deerfield Manufacturing as a finishing stitcher until her retirement.
Survivors include a son, Avelino Paiva of New Bedford; a daughter, Genoveva Paiva Teixeira of New Bedford; a sister, Ana Paiva Alves of Portugal; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Jose S. Valerio
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held Monday afternoon at Rural Cemetery for Jose S. Valerio, 89, of Tripp Towers, who died Monday, March 11, 1996. He was the son of the late Vitorino and Maria (Medeiros) Valerio.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, he lived in the New Bedford area for about 25 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He was formerly employed at various restaurants as a dishwasher.
Survivors include a daughter, Margareta Philip of New Bedford; three sons, Jose S. Valerio of New Bedford, Carlos S. Valerio and Manuel S. Valerio, both of Portugal; three brothers, Alfred Valerio and John Valerio, both of Toronto, Canada and Manuel Valerio of the Azores; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Valerio was the brother of the late Antonio Valerio.
Arrangements were by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

William P. Clarke
TIVERTON, R.I. -- William P. Clarke, 77, died Tuesday, March 19, 1996. He was the husband of Andrea J. (Lajoie) Clarke and son of the late Michael J. and Mary (Condon) Clarke.
He died at St. Anne Hospital.
Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a graduate of Durfee High School, attended Providence College, and lived in Tiverton since 1962. He was employed by Ashley Ford and George O'Hara Chevrolet, both of New Bedford, as a sales manager for twenty years until his retirement ten years ago. He later worked part-time at Peerless Department Store in the North Dartmouth Mall.
Mr. Clarke was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran serving in Europe. He was a communicant of St. Christopher Church in Tiverton and a member and past commodore of the Tiverton Yacht Club
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Michael J. Clarke of Tiverton and William F. Clarke of Portsmouth, R.I.; two daughters, Mary Lou Clarke of Tiverton and Patricia A. Smith of Little Compton, R.I.; two sisters, Mayre V. Clarke of Fall River, Mass., and Louise C. Shorrock of Tiverton; two granddaughters; a step grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Francis M. Clarke.
Arrangements are by Harrington-Sullivan Funeral Home, 986 Plymouth Ave., Fall River.

Joseph S. Bettencourt, Sr., 91
DARTMOUTH -- Joseph S. Bettencourt, Sr., 91, of Salters Point, South Dartmouth, died Tuesday, March 19, 1996. He was the widower of Stella (Gracia) Bettencourt and son of the late John S. and Mary (Rose) Bettencourt.
He died at the Brandon Woods Nursing Home.
Born in St. George, Azores, he was a lifelong resident of South Dartmouth and a communicant of St. Mary's Church in South Dartmouth. He was employed as a general contractor and superintendent at Salters Point for 40 years until his retirement in 1981.
Survivors include a son, Joseph S. Bettencourt Jr. of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Mary Frances Terpeny of South Dartmouth; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.
He was the brother of the late John S. Bettencourt Jr., Joaquim Bettencourt and Clara Goggin.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road.

Cleanthy Rogers
FAIRHAVEN -- Cleanthy "Mary" (Voudouris) Rogers, 78, died Tuesday, March 19, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of the former Fairhaven Fire Chief Frank Rogers and daughter of the late Speros and Maria (Karthas) Voudouris.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Boston, she lived in Brookline for many years until moving to Fairhaven in 1945. She was a 1935 graduate of Brookline High School, a 1939 graduate of Framingham State Teachers College and did graduate studies at Boston University. She was a fifth grade teacher and assistant principal at the Job C. Tripp School in Fairhaven from 1945 until her retirement in 1980. She volunteered as a tutor for students qualifying for their high school diploma.
A member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, New Bedford, she was active with the church for many years. She was a past member of the Parish Council, past president of the Ladies Philoptochos Society and for more than 20 years a supervisor in the Sunday School.
Mrs. Rogers was former president and board member of the Fairhaven Colonial Club and a member of the board of the Greater New Bedford Interchurch Council.
Survivors include a stepson, Clifton J. Rogers of Fairhaven; a brother, Peter S. Voudouris of Needham; a sister, Athena V. Padis of Belmont; a grandson; two nephews and three nieces.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.


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