Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Louise S. Condez
NEW BEDFORD -- Louise S. Condez, 83, died unexpectedly at home Friday, March 22, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Santos) Condez.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church and a former stitcher in local factories until she retired.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Abilio Condez, Frank Condez Sr. and Albertino Condez Sr.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

David J. Stevens Sr.
NEW BEDFORD -- David J. Stevens Sr., 40, died Thursday, March 21, 1996. He was the beloved husband of Diane (Surprenant) Stevens and the son of Mrs. Ann M. (Andrade) Pinto of Fairhaven and the late Richard W. Stevens Sr.
He died at the New England Medical Center.
He was born in New Bedford, where he lived most of his life, moving to Fairhaven eight years ago. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in New Bedford and was the assistant coach of three girls CYO basketball teams for six years.
He was a 1974 graduate of Bishop Stang High School and a 1976 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.
Mr. Stevens was employed by L'Auberge in Marion, the Candleworks Restaurant, and the Windjammer in Buzzards Bay as a chef for more than 12 years. He was also a funeral assistant for the Sullivan-Waring Affiliated Family Funeral Homes in Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford for the past three years.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, David J. Stevens Jr. of New Bedford; a daughter, Leslie-Ann Stevens of New Bedford; three brothers, Dr. Richard W. Stevens Jr. of Arlington, Va., Marc A. Stevens of Fairhaven and Craig L. Stevens of Miami; a step-brother, Robert Pinto of Dighton; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, S. Dartmouth.

Dominic Cappello Jr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Dominic Cappello Jr., 63, died Wednesday, March 20, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Rose (Belval) and Dominic Cappello Sr.
He died at the Brockton VA Hospital.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in both New Bedford and Brockton. He was a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
Mr. Cappello was a disabled U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include a sister, Laura Rua of South Dartmouth; two nephews; a niece; and several grandnephews and grandnieces.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Ronald C. Borden
MIDDLEBORO -- Ronald C. Borden, 63, died Saturday, March 23, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Martha E. (Beard) Winslow-Borden of Middleboro, the former husband of Beverly Borden of Raynham and the son of the late Carleton and Eva (Lynds) Borden.
He died at the Cranberry Specialty Hopsital.
He was born in Taunton and attended the Congregational Chruch of Taunton. He had lived in Middleboro since 1976. He was a graduate of Taunton High School and received an engineering degree from Boston University.
He was a Cryogenic Engineer with the Arthur D. Little Co. of Cambridge and retired from the Koch Co. of Westboro, a successor.
Mr. Borden served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, was a member of the Middleboro Lodge of Elks, King David Lodge A.F. & F.M. of Taunton, a charter member of the Lakeville Eagles and was a life member of the Mitchell Memorial Club of Middleboro.
Survivors include his widow; his former wife; two sons, Brian Borden of Raynham and Steven Borden of New Hampshire; three daughters, Donna Borden of Florida, Terry Stein of Texas and Karen Furtado of Taunton; three stepsons, Donald Winslow of Middleboro, Mark Winslow of Hawaii and Scott Winslow of Taunton; a step-daughter, Pamela Bjorkman of Middleboro; 17 grandchildren; a sister, Pettina Whynot of Hudson; a nephew and two nieces.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Mary Braga, 96
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary (Gonsalves) Braga, 96, died at home, Friday, March 22, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Manuel Braga of New Bedford and daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Raposa) Gonsalves.
She was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, and lived for the past 87 years in New Bedford, where she was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
She was employed by the former Fisk Mill in New Bedford as a doffer and by the former Sharp Mill in New Bedford until she retired.
Survivors include two daughters, Angelina "Angie" Souza of Westport and Cramilda "Millie" Costa of New Bedford; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the grandmother of the late Andrea Costa.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

Joseph Pacheco
WESTPORT -- Joseph Pacheco, 81, died at home Saturday, March 23, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Ana (Couto) Pacheco of Westport and son of the late Bento L. and Virginia (Amaral) Pacheco.
He was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, and lived in the United State since 1955 and in Westport for the past 25 years.
He was employed by various construction companies in the area as a laborer until he retired. He was a member of several labor unions in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Survivors include his widow; a son, John Pacheco of Westport; four daughters, Mary Bryant and Natalie Ettress, both of Westport, Constance Clifford of Barnwell, S. C., and Ernestine Ramon of Lowell, Ind.; a brother, Manuel Pacheco of Somerset; two sisters, Maria D. Silva of Fall River and Iria Pacheco of Canada; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Rose F. Richard
RUMFORD, Maine -- Rose F. (Bettencourt) Richard, 85, died Friday, March 22, 1996. She was the widow of Thomas J. Richard and daughter of the late Joaquim and Rose (Maitoza) Bettencourt.
She died at the Dixfield Health Care Center, where she lived for the past six years.
She was born in Rochester and attended schools in New Bedford. A resident of Rumford since 1948, she was a member of the Rumford Senior Citizens and was a communicant of St. Theresa Church in Mexico, Maine.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. Richard of Searsport and St. Petersburg, Fla., Harry D. Richard of Mexico, Maine, and Robert P. Richard of Dixfield; a sister, Marion Cruz of Lady Lake, Fla; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, 250 Penobscot St.

Alan B. Mercer Jr.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Alan B. Mercer Jr., 46, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Alan B. Mercer Sr. and Phyllis D. Mercer of North Dartmouth.
He died at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he spent most of his life in Dartmouth before moving to Texas 16 years ago. Upon graduation from Dartmouth High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he studied to be a medic. He served overseas in Guam during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Portugues American Civic League and a former member of the Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church in North Dartmouth.
While living in Texas he was self-employed in the telecommunication business and attended The Unity Church of Christianity in Houston.
He greatly enjoyed classical music and flower gardening. He was an avid reader of many great classics.
Survivors include his parents; his twin sons, Adam B. Mercer and Alex B. Mercer, both of New Bedford; three brothers, Stephen R. Mercer of Orcis Island, Wash., James S. Mercer of St. John, Virgin Islands, and John D. Mercer of Plymouth; three sisters, Elizabeth A. Mercer of Westport, Patricia M. Mercer of Williamsburg, Va., and Margaret A. Hamer of North Dartmouth; seven nieces; and a nephew.
Cremation was provided by National Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.

Peter R. Gazdik
NEW BEDFORD -- Peter R. Gazdik, 78, died Thursday, March 21, 1996. He was the husband of Eileen (Hughes) Gazdik and son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Gamrack) Gazdik.
He died at the Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla.
Born in Trotta, Pa., he lived in New Bedford for 52 years and was employed by the Navy as a warehouse worker until his retirement.
He was a communicant and eucharistic minister of St. Kilian Church, where he also served as an usher for 52 years.
While wintering in Florida, he attended St. Matthews Church in Winter Haven.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Gazdik was a member of the Dr. Clarence Burt Chapter No. 7 Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Suzanne Lariviere of New Bedford; a son, Michael Gazdik of Westport; a sister, Agnes Stevens of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Josephine Oliveira
FREETOWN -- Josephine Oliveira, 77, of East Freetown, died Saturday, March 23, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Joaquim Oliveira and daughter of the late Vincente and Alice Jwaszko.
She died at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in East Freetown for more than 45 years and was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church.
She was employed by Knapp Shoe as a shoe repairer until her retirement.
Mrs. Oliveira was a member of the Seniors of Freetown and the Freetown Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and with her senior friends.
She was an avid bingo player.
Survivors include a son, Vincent T. D'Oliveira of East Freetown; and two grandchildren, Adam D'Oliveira and Rebecca D'Oliveira, both of East Freetown.
She was the sister of the late Mabel Polchlopek and Walter Jwaszko.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Jamie W. St. Jean
FAIRHAVEN -- Jamie W. St. Jean, 25, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 24, 1996. He was the son of Laurent and Melinda (Slowik) St. Jean of Fairhaven.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Fairhaven for most of his life and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven. He formerly was employed by Luzo Food Service and recently by Cape Cod Express Trucking Co.
He attended Fairhaven schools and was a 1989 graduate of Fairhaven High School.
Mr. St. Jean was a member of the Northeast Regional Pool League for the Old Oxford Pub in Fairhaven. He enjoyed his time with his family and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, two sons, Shawn T. St. Jean and Justin C. St. Jean, both of Fairhaven; his fiancee, Angel Lafferty of Fairhaven; his maternal grandparents, Walter and Pauline (Tourjee) Slowik of Fairhaven, and great grandmother, Mary (Souza) Telford of Fairhaven.
Jamie was the brother of the late Jody W. St. Jean.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Binford C. Green
NEW BEDFORD -- Binford C. Green, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Florence (Gomes) Green and son of the late Ed and Estelle (Moore) Green.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was raised in Huntsville, Ala., and moved to New Bedford after serving in the Army during World War II.
He was employed by J. Rubin and Sons for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Green was a volunteer worker for Meals on Wheels in Greater New Bedford.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, John W. Branco of East Freetown and Paul Green of New Bedford; a brother Lawrence Jacob of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Mildred Eckles of Detroit, Mich., and Bernice Turner of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Beatrice M. Parker
BUZZARDS BAY -- Beatrice M. (Haskell) Parker, 87, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of George C. Parker and daughter of the late Walter and Winnie Haskell.
She died at the Cape Cod Nursing Home.
Born and raised in Berkley, she attended Taunton High School and moved to Marion in 1926. She was employed by Tabor Academy in Marion as a housekeeper until her retirement in 1976.
Mrs. Parker was a member of the Sippican Seniors, the Dartmouth Seniors, the United Methodist Women's Club and the Marion United Methodist Church.
She was married to her late husband for 59 years at the time of his death in 1985. She enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Ouellette, Frances Butterfield, Carol Chase and Beverly Wilson, all of Marion; a son, Richard Parker of Marion, 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late George C. Parker Jr.
Arrangements are by Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham.

Francisco A. Tavares
ACUSHNET -- Francisco Amaral Tavares, 53, of Mattapoisett Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 23, 1996. He was the husband of Maria J. (Ferreira) Tavares and son of the late Manuel and Maria C. (Amaral) Tavares.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he lived in New Bedford for 19 years before moving to Acushnet nine years ago. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church and formerly employed by Larry Salvucci Construction Co. for 15 years. He was employed by Mountain Green Landscape Service in Osterville as a landscaper.
Mr. Tavares was a member of the Society of Senhor da Pedra, Laborers' International Union of North America Local 22 and a former member of St. Michael Club and the Whaling City Club.
Survivors include a son, Brian Tavares of Acushnet; a daughter, Susan T. Lopes of New Bedford; a brother, Altino Cabral Tavares of Sao Miguel, a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

Hilda Gonsalves-Perry
NEW BEDFORD -- Hilda M. (Braley) Gonsalves-Perry, 85, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph A. Perry and daughter of the late Clinton W. and Blanche (Pittsley) Braley.
She died at Mariner Health Care Center.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a member and Deacnoness Emeritus of the First Congregational Church at Lunds Corner. She was employed by Star Store as a clerk until her retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Gonsalves of New Bedford; a brother, Leo Braley of New Bedford; a stepson, David Perry of California; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Perry of California and Nancy Perry of New Bedford and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Jasper Pittsley, Clinton W. Braley Jr., Kenneth Braley and Eleanor B. Porter.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Louise L. Mello
NEW BEDFORD -- Louise L. (Lopes) Mello, 88, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Manuel B. Mello and daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Gaspar) Lopes.
She died at The Oaks Nursing Home.
Born in Fairhaven, she lived there until moving to New Bedford in 1933. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Mrs. Mello was a 1926 graduate of Fairhaven High School and a member of the Pilgrim United Women's Club. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.
Survivors include a son, James E. Mello of Westboro; two daughters, Norma L. Bosse of South Dartmouth and Bernice P. Gregory of Littleton; two brothers, Paul Lopes and Antone Lopes, both of Fairhaven; three sisters, Elizabeth Lawrence, Matilda McIsaac, Julia Bence, all of Mattapoisett, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Albert Lopes and Louis Lopes.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Nils A. Hetland
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held Saturday for Nils A. Hetland, 59, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 1996. He was the son of the late Nils A. and Agnes (Peterson) Hetland.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Haugesund, Norway, he lived in New Bedford since 1959.
He was employed on the fishing vessel Ocean Spray as a fisherman.
Mr. Hetland served in the Norwegian Air Force.
Survivors include a daughter, Kirsten Hetland-Sullivan of Cambridge; a sister, Aud Dahle of Norway; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Stephen Hetland and the late Hjalmar Hetland.
Arrangement are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Florida Gosselin, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Florida (Mitchell) Gosselin, 91, died Friday, March 22, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Romeo Gosselin and daughter of the late David and Exilda (Mercier) Mitchell.
She died at Hallmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in East Taunton, she lived in New Bedford since the age of seven and was a communicant of St. Anthony Church. She was employed by State Night Ware Inc. as a cloth inspector until her retirement in 1970.
Mrs. Gosselin was a former member of St. Anthony Senior Club.
Survivors include a granddaughter, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Annette Bessette; and sister of the late Dorilla Dunn and Edna Anderson.
Arrangements are by Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Joseph L. Antoniewicz
RICHMOND, Utah -- Joseph L. Antoniewicz, 85, died at home Saturday, March 23, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Janina (Stupalski) Antoniewicz and son of the late Vincent and Mary (Antosz) Antoniewicz.
Born in Warren, R.I., he lived in New Bedford, Mass., until moving to Utah in 1994. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and employed by George O'Hara Cadillac as a mechanic until his retirement.
Mr. Antoniewicz was a volunteer for the Civil Defense, volunteer leader for Junior Achievement, and volunteer driver for John Alden Ambulance Corp.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Joyce M. Johnson of Richmond, Utah; two brothers, Louis Kirklewski of Del Valley, Texas, and Adam Anthony of South Dartmouth; three sisters, Louise LaPorte of New Bedford, Alice Potvin of Lakeville and Victoria Praizner of North Ridge, Calif., three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Cranney Mortuary, 420 East 1800 North, North Logan.

Providence Coronella
PLYMOUTH -- Providence (Ciccolo) Coronella, 85, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph Coronella and daughter of the late James and Santa (Tortorella) Ciccolo.
She died at the Mayflower Nursing Home.
Born in Boston, she lived there for many years before moving to Swift's Beach in Wareham in 1960.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Famulari of Wareham and Sophie Ciccolo of Boston; a brother, Joseph Ciccolo of Milton; two stepdaughters; many stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham.


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