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Angeline Garabedian
 WAREHAM -- Angeline Mary (Zeoli) Garabedian, 82, died at home Sunday, March 24, 1996. She was the widow of Reynold M. Garabedian. 
  Born and raised in Walpole, she lived there for over 65 years and attended Walpole Public Schools. She was employed by the Kendall Mills Co. for more than 32 years as a factory worker until her retirement in 1975. She lived in Wareham for the past 15 years. 
 Survivors include two daughters, Linda A. Warrilow of Los Angeles, Calif., and Renee Willis of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
 She was the mother of the late Marilyn Oakes. 
 Arrangements are by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St., Walpole. 

Ernest P. Kruger
 NEW BEDFORD -- Ernest P. Kruger, 86, died Monday, March 25, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Gertrude (St. Jacques) Kruger and son of the late Louis and Theresa (Liebolt) Kruger. 
 He died at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived here most of his life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. He was employed by Knowles Loom Reed Works as a reed maker for many years and later became a co-owner of the factory with Thomas Joseph. 
 Mr. Kruger was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Southeastern New England Textile Council. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society of St. Boniface Church and recipient of the Marian Medal from St. Boniface Church. He was also an usher at the church for many years. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia G. Kruger of New Bedford; a brother, William Kruger of New Bedford; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park 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 Jennie 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. 
 Due to incomplete information received from the funeral home, Mrs. Perry's mother's first name was omitted in Monday's obituary. 

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, New Bedford. 
  Born in Povoacao, 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 Company for 15 years. He was currently 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 his widow; a son, Brian Tavares of Acushnet; a daughter, Susan T. Lopes of New Bedford; a brother, Altino Cabral Tavares of Sao Miguel; a granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. 
 Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St., New Bedford. 
 Due to a clerical error, Mr. Tavares' widow was omitted in survivors in Monday's obituary. 

Guy F. Marcotte
 NEW BEDFORD -- Guy Francis Marcotte, 59, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Barbara M. (Gomes) Marcotte and son of the late Ernest G. and Eva R. (Marcotte) Marcotte. 
 He died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and proprietor of Economy Bedding & Furniture for seven years prior to working for B&B Manufacturing Company as a salesman/truck driver. 
 Mr. Marcotte was a member of the Order of St. Francis, Legion of Mary and Knights of Columbus Bishop Stang Council. 
 He and his wife were married 25 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed traveling and fishing. 
 Survivors include his widow; two sons, Christopher Guy Marcotte of Acushnet and Roger Joseph Marcotte of North Dartmouth; two daughters, Sandra M. Cesolini of Arizona and Gigi M. Benoit of New Bedford; two brothers, A. Laurier Marcotte and Roger E. Marcotte, both of New Bedford; a sister, Marcelle M. Lareau of New Bedford; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Jeannine Marcotte. 
 Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd. 

Ernest P. Kruger
 NEW BEDFORD -- Ernest P. Kruger, 86, died Monday, March 25, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Gertrude (St. Jacques) Kruger and son of the late Louis and Theresa (Liebolt) Kruger. 
 He died at Hathaway Manor Nursing Home. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived here most of his life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. He was employed by Knowles Loom Reed Works as a reed maker for many years and later became a co-owner of the factory with Thomas Joseph. 
 Mr. Kruger was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Southeastern New England Textile Council. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society of St. Boniface Church and recipient of the Marian Medal from St. Boniface Church. He was also an usher at the church for many years. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia G. Kruger of New Bedford; a brother, William Kruger of New Bedford; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

John A. Dias Sr.
 PALM BAY, Fla. -- John A. Dias Sr., 77, died at home unexpectedly Thursday, March 21, 1996. He was the husband of Noella (Savaria) Dias. 
 He lived in New Bedford prior to moving to Florida and was employed by the New Bedford School Department as a custodian until his retirement. 
 Mr. Dias was a retired Navy veteran. 
 Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Theresa Joyce Centeio of New Bedford and Nancy J. Gonsalves of Rochester, Mass.; three sons, John A. Dias Jr., Walter A. Dias, both of New Bedford, and Richard A. Dias of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Walter Sylvia of Fairhaven, Mass., and Joseph Sylvia of New Bedford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
 He was the brother of the late Clarence Sylvia and Leonard Sylvia. 

Alice Brodeur
 FAIRHAVEN -- Alice Brodeur, 72, of Fort Street, died unexpectedly Monday, March 25, 1996. She was the widow of Raymond J. Brodeur Sr. and daughter of the late Onesime and Alida (Gravel) Richard. 
 She died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
  Born in New Bedford, she lived in Fairhaven for more than 25 years and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven. 
 Mrs. Brodeur was a graduate of the former New Bedford Vocational High School and a homemaker. 
 Survivors include three sons, Raymond J. Brodeur Jr. of Rochester, Richard C. Brodeur of Fairhaven and Mark A. Brodeur of Cuttyhunk Island, Gosnold; a daughter, Louise Hughes of Rochester; a brother, Eugene Richard of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Gloria Wojtowics of Cape Coral, Fla., and Cecile Dupuis of Acushnet, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St. 

Joseph A. Belanger
 DANIELSON, Conn. -- Joseph A. Belanger, 80, formerly of New Bedford, died Sunday, March 24, 1995. He was the son of the late Alfred and Valeda (Picard) Belanger. 
 He died at the Day Kimble Hospital, Putnam. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived there for most of his life before moving to Danielson more than 15 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in New Bedford and St. James Church in Connecticut. 
 A World War II Navy veteran, he received the Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal, and the European African Middle East Medal. 
 Mr. Belanger was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion, both in New Bedford. 
 Survivors include a dear friend, Marie "Regina" Nielsen of Danielson; three brothers, Roland Belanger of Warrington, Ore., Girard Belanger and Norman Belanger, both of Acushnet, Mass.; four sisters, Therese Olival of Fairhaven, Mass., Jeanne Santos of New Bedford; Beatrice Donahue of Rochelle Park, N.J., and Claire Coons of Acushnet and many nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court, New Bedford. 

John P. Morin
 FAIRHAVEN -- John P. Morin, 68, of Bridge Street, died Friday, March 22, 1996. He was the son of the late Leon and Eugenie (Laliberte) Morin. 
 He died at Sippican Health Care Center, Marion. 
  Born in Providence, he lived in North Kingstown, R.I. for many years before moving to Fairhaven ten years ago. He was formerly employed by the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in North Kingstown for 29 years before retiring in 1973. He was employed by the New Bedford School Department for ten years until his retirement in 1991. 
 Mr. Morin was a World War II Navy veteran. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Linda J. Flower of North Kingstown; a sister, Rachel Emerson of Johnston, R.I., and two grandchildren. 
 He was the father of the late Donald R. Morin. 
 Arrangements are by the Cranstons of Wickford Funeral Home, 140 W. Main St., Wickford, R.I.. 

Edward A. Moquin
 MIDDLEBORO -- Edward A. Moquin, 72, died Monday, March 25, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Cyrena E. (Paquin) Moquin and son of the late Alex L. and E. Josephine (Desrosiers) Moquin. 
 He died at New England Medical Center, Boston. 
 A lifelong resident of Middleboro, he was employed by Mercury Metals in Abington as a metal press operator until his retirement in 1988. 
 Mr. Moquin's hobbies included horse farming. 
 Survivors include his widow; two sons, Alex E. Moquin and Lloyd G. Moquin, both of Middleboro; a daughter, Tara J. Moquin of Middleboro; two brothers, Bernard Harold Moquin and Howard D. Moquin, both of Middleboro; a sister, Irene D. Westgate of Middleboro; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was the father of the late Mark J. Moquin and brother of the late Leo Moquin. 
 Arrangements are by Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St. 

Leona M. Reis
 NEW BEDFORD -- Leona M. (Maillet) Reis, 81, of Bedford Towers, died Monday, March 25, 1996. She was the widow of Joseph Reis and the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Richard) Maillet. 
 She was born in Bangor, Maine and lived in New Bedford for many years where she was a communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church. 
 She was employed by local garment factories as a stitcher until her retirement. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Paula Reis of New Bedford; a son, Edmund Reis of New Bedford; a sister, Yvonne Vincent of Worcester and two grandchildren. 
 She also was the mother of the late Charlotte Jorge. 
 Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St. 

Elsie J. Cole, 102
 STAMFORD, Conn. -- Elsie Jourdain (Reed) Cole, 102, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Rev. Dr. Caine P. Cole and daughter of the late James Edward Reed, a noted black New Bedford photographer, and Anna H. (Jourdain) Reed. 
 She died at Homestead Health Center. 
  Born in New Bedford, she lived in Stamford for more than 55 years, prior to that in Newark, N.J., and Brooklyn, N.Y. She was employed by the Stamford Department of Public Welfare as a social worker for 23 years until her retirement in 1966. 
 Mrs. Cole was a member of Bethel AME Church, where her husband served as pastor. She taught in the church school for 43 years and was a member of the Lillian B. Crawford Missionary Society and The C.P. Cole Scholarship Foundation. 
 After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1912, Mrs. Cole attended Cheyney Training School for Teachers in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music in 1919. 
 Survivors include a sister, Anna B. Montgomery of Los Angeles; a niece, Jean P. Evans of Los Angeles; two nephews, Anderson W. Pollard Jr. of Pasadena, Calif., and Randall B. Pollard of New Bedford, several grandnieces and grandnephews and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. 
 She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Reed of New Bedford, Mass. 
 Arrangements are by the Downer Funeral Home, 31 Stillwater Ave. 

Henry Cieplik
 DARTMOUTH -- Henry Cieplik, 73, of North Dartmouth, died Sunday, March 24, 1996. He was the husband of Florence (Catterall) Cieplik and son of the late Frank and Mary (Mularczyk) Cieplik. 
 He died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived in the Greater New Bedford area all his life. He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational School. 
 Mr. Cieplik was employed by Morse Twist Drill Co., later Morse Cutting Tools, as a toolmaker until his retirement. 
 Mr. Cieplik was a World War II Army veteran, serving in combat in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and Good Conduct and Victory Medals. 
 He took pride in his accuracy as a toolmaker for the local company, working with them for 42 years. 
 Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Patricia F. Stinson of Mattapoisett; a son, Alan Cieplik of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, John Cieplik of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Joseph Cieplik of Tacoma, Wash.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford. 

Guy F. Marcotte
 NEW BEDFORD -- Guy Francis Marcotte, 59, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Barbara M. (Gomes) Marcotte and son of the late Ernest G. and Eva R. (Marcotte) Marcotte. 
 He died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and proprietor of Economy Bedding & Furniture for seven years prior to working for B&B Manufacturing Co. as a salesman/truck driver. 
 Mr. Marcotte was a member of the Order of St. Francis, Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus Bishop Stang Council and Bishop James E. Cassidy Assembly 4th degree Knights of Columbus. 
 He and his wife were married 25 years and in his leisure time enjoyed traveling and fishing. 
 Survivors include his widow; two sons, Christopher Guy Marcotte of Acushnet and Roger Joseph Marcotte of North Dartmouth; two daughters, Sandra M. Cesolini of Arizona and Gigi M. Benoit of New Bedford; two brothers, A. Laurier Marcotte and Roger E. Marcotte, both of New Bedford; a sister, Marcelle M. Lareau of New Bedford; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Jeannine Marcotte. 
 Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd. 
 Due to an editing error one of Mr. Marcotte's organization memberships was omitted in Tuesday's paper. 

Stephen W. Doherty
 NEW BEDFORD -- Stephen W. Doherty, 83, died Tuesday, March 26, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Thomas and Anne (Luby) Doherty. 
 He died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived here most of his life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. He was a graduate of Holy Family High School and St. Anselm College, Manchester, N.H. with an AB degree. After passing the New Hampshire state boards, he received his license and certificate and taught one year in the Manchester school system. He then taught 36 years in the New Bedford School system, mostly at Roosevelt Jr. High and for 20 years at the old New Bedford High School. 
 Mr. Doherty was a World War II Army veteran serving with the 1st Army in Europe, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge. 
 He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus McMahon Council 151, a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, an honorary life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 73, a member of the American Legion Post 166 Fairhaven, a member of the Andrew Dahill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1531 and a life member of Chapter 7 Disabled Veterans. 
 Survivors include a sister, Sister Mary Frances Doherty, R.S.M. (formerly Sister Mary Baptista) and several nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St. 

Terrance W. Thompson
 BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. -- Terrance W. Thompson, 76, of Barefoot Bay, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Barbara M. (Sheffield) Thompson and son of the late Arthur C. and Grace E. (Pittsley) Thompson. 
  Born in Acushnet, he lived in New Bedford for 37 years before moving to Arlington and then living the past 14 years in Florida. 
 He was a member of the People's Christian Church in New Bedford and was employed by various local dairy farms as a laborer until his retirement in 1978. 
 Survivors include three daughters, Diane Horan of San Antonio, Texas, Deborah Kierstead of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., and Terryann Thompson of Tewksbury; two brothers, George E. Thompson of North Dartmouth and Arthur C. Thompson Jr. of Marion; three sisters, Arlene G. Briggs and Natalie M. Tripp of Acushnet and Barbara E. Savaria of Marion; four granddaughters; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was also the brother of the late Robert W. Thompson and Garvice E. Thompson. 
 Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. 

Jeffrey St. Jean
 DARTMOUTH -- Jeffrey St. Jean, 23, of North Dartmouth, died unexpectedly at home Monday, March 25, 1996. He was the son of Normand and Jeanne M. (Pelletier) St. Jean. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived in Dartmouth all his life and was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport. 
 Mr. St. Jean was a graduate of Dartmouth High School. 
 Survivors include his parents and a brother, Stephen St. Jean of North Dartmouth. 
 Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport. 

Yvette L. Rose
 BRADENTON, Fla. -- Yvette Lillian Rose, 52, formerly of Middleboro, died Monday, March 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Manuel S. Rose and daughter of Julia (Soares) Monteiro of Northport and the late James Monteiro. 
 She died at the Manatee Memorial Hospital. 
  Born in Providence, she lived in Middleboro and attended Middleboro schools. She moved to Boston in 1971 and was employed as a home health aid. In 1987, she became a certified nurses aid and worked at several nursing homes in Boston. In 1984 she moved to Florida from Boston where she lived until her death. 
 Survivors include her widower and mother; three daughters, Leslie Lawton of Boston, Lisa Rose of Middleboro and Lakisha McBride of Bradenton; a son, Manuel J. Rose of Taunton; a sister, James Silva of Middleboro and six grandchildren. 
 Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham. 

Henry Bradford Perry
 NEW BEDFORD -- Henry Bradford Perry, 82, died at home Tuesday, March 26, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Correia) Perry and son of Geneiva (Myrick) Perry of New Bedford and the late Frank Perry. 
 He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. 
 He was formerly employed by Goodhue Lumber Co. as a carpenter. 
 Mr. Perry was an avid bowler all his life and was active with the Senior Bowling League at WonderBowl. He and his wife would have been married 50 years this June. 
 Survivors include his widow; his mother; three sons, Henry B. Perry Jr. of Dartmouth, Ralph Perry of Fairhaven and Bradford Perry of Florida; two daughters, Jacqueline Liberty of New Bedford and Elaine Silva of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
 He was also the father of the late Matthew Perry and the late Joan Bomster. 
 Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St. 


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