Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Bertrand L. DuBreuil
ACUSHNET -- Bertrand Louis Dubreuil, 65, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 1996. He was the husband of Doris L. (Serra) DuBreuil and son of the late Valmore and Alberta (Marquis) DuBreuil.
He died at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Acushnet most of his life where he was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
He was formerly employed by the New England Telephone Co. for 35 years as a central office equipment installer until his retirement.
Mr. DuBreuil was a Korean War Army veteran, a member of the Acushnet Rifle & Pistol Club and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
He and his wife had been married for 43 years. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and loved playing pool in his leisure time.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Karen A. DuBreuil of Acushnet and Kathy V. Adams of Acushnet; a son, Kenneth R. DuBreuil of Acushnet; a sister, Anita Poyant of New Bedford, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Valmore A. DuBreuil.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford.

John J. DeMello
DARTMOUTH -- John J. DeMello, 78, of South Dartmouth, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 1996. He was the widower of Lydia (Moniz) DeMello and the son of the late Antonio M. and Maria (Resurrection) DeMello.
He was a lifelong resident of South Dartmouth and a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
He was employed by the former Union Street Railway Company as bus operator for 50 years until his retirement.
Mr. DeMello was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Dartmouth Portuguese American Civic League.
Survivors include his daughter, Joan Foster of South Dartmouth; two sisters, Agnes DeMello of New Bedford and Dorothy Winderlick of South Dartmouth; a brother, Antonio DeMello of New Bedford, two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Edward DeMello.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

Ada B. Cowing, 97
BOURNE -- Ada (Richards) Brett Cowing, 97, of 206 Williston Road, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, of cardiac arrest. She was the widow of Ronald Cowing and Lester L. Brett and daughter of the late William H. and Mabel (Symonds) Richards.
She died at the Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich.
She was born in Framingham and lived in Wareham from 1954-88 where she was a member of the Wareham Congregational Church. In 1988, she moved to her granddaughter's in Sagamore Beach where she lived until January 1994 then moved into the nursing home due to an illness. During her lifetime she also lived in Wellesley, Brockton, Holbrook and Marion.
She was a homemaker and was also employed by Irene's House of Flowers and Melody Flower Shop in Wareham as a florist until her retirement.
She attended schools in the Brockton school system through high school, was a member of the Fearing Tavern in Wareham, was a deaconess at the Wareham Congregational Church, was a member of the Tobey Hospital Guild, Wareham Monday Club, Eastern Star and for many years was active in the Republican Party. It was noted in The Standard-Times that in 1956 and 1957 she hosted the Four County Women's Republican Club at her home in Wareham.
In 1959, a story appeared in The Standard-Times about the wonderful Christmas decorations Mrs. Cowing displayed at her home on Lincoln Hill in Wareham.
Survivors include a son, Lester L. Brett of Buzzards Bay; a granddaughter, Marilyn Haglof of Sagamore Beach, whom she lived with; two grandsons, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Miriam Brett.
Arrangements are by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Homes, 40 Macarthur Blvd.

Bertha A. Pepin, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Bertha A. (Stone) Pepin, 91, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a short illness. She was the widow of George E. Pepin and daughter of the late Jacques Bisallion and Mary L. (Francoeur) Stone.
She died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
Born in Fairhaven, she lived in New Bedford most of her life and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
She was employed by various mills in the New Bedford area including the former Wamsutta Mill and Cameo Curtains as a cloth inspector for more than 40 years until her retirement in 1970.
Mrs. Pepin was an avid knitter and card player.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Richard of North Dartmouth; a brother, William Curren of Riverside, R.I., and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Oscar Stone, Arthur Stone, Joseph Stone, Florence Bisallion and Raymond Curren.
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court.

Stephen J. McDonald Jr.
ACUSHNET -- Stephen J. McDonald Jr., 74, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Stephen J. and Cecilia (Glynn) McDonald.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford.
He was born and lived in Acushnet most of his life and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
He was employed by the U.S. Navy as a chief boatswain mate from 1942 until his retirement in 1961.
Mr. McDonald was a member of the Whaling City Golf Club and a former member of VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include a sister, Honora Gaouette of Acushnet; a brother, Francis McDonald of Hartford, Conn., four nieces and two nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Edward McDonald and Theresa St. Amant.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Charles D. Robertson
ACUSHNET -- Charles Douglas Robertson, 46, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 1996. He was the husband of Maria Goretti (Roque) Robertson and son of Catherine (Lydon) Robertson of Quincy and the late Eric Robertson.
Born in Boston, he lived in New Bedford 21 years and moved to Acushnet in 1995. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was self-employed/owner of Medactive PM Software Services.
Mr. Robertson served in the United States Army in Germany during the Vietnam War, was a graduate of Charlestown High School, attended Wentworth Institute, graduated from SMU in Dartmouth (now UMass Dartmouth) and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, where he took computer courses.
Survivors include his widow and mother; a son, Matthew C. Robertson of Acushnet; a daughter, Laura A. Robertson of Acushnet; four brothers, Eric Robertson of Weymouth, Alan Robertson of New Hampshire, Bruce Robertson of Braintree and Donald Robertson of Quincy; four sisters, Karen A. Landers of Lakeville, Joyce McDade of Randolph, Virginia Ryan of South Boston, Teresa Maddalena of New Hampshire and several nieces and nephews, godchildren and aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St., New Bedford.

Alan B. Curhan
YARMOUTH -- Alan B. Curhan, 56, of West Yarmouth, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 1996. He was the husband of Joyce (Blackledge) Curhan.
He died at the Cape Cod Hospital.
He was born and raised in New Bedford. In the 1960s he moved from the Bronx to Burlington and then moved to West Yarmouth in 1969.
He attended RCA Electronics School in New York City and was employed by RCA in the late 1960s as an electronics test technician where one of his major projects was working on one of the Apollo Space Missions. He then was employed by the Plymouth and Brockton Bus Company in 1971 as a bus driver mostly driving the Hyannis and Boston route until his retirement in the mid 1980's due to a health condition.
Mr. Curhan was enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school and was honorably discharged in the mid-1960s after serving with the air police in Greece and Texas.
His hobbies included a love for model railroads and car restoration and he was a member of the Hyannis Elks.
Survivors include his widow; a son Robert Curhan of West Yarmouth; two daughters, Kimberly Curhan and Heidi Curhan, both of West Yarmouth; a step-brother, Mark Gordon of New York and a step-sister, Sharon Botello of Marshfield.
Arrangements are by the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis.

Cecile T. Thiboutot
FALL RIVER -- Cecile T. Thiboutot, 76, of Lawton Street, died Sunday, March 31, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Armand Thiboutot and daughter of the late Louis and Leontine (Morrissette) Caron.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a supervisor at Avon Curtain Co. until 1951.
Mrs. Thiboutout was a communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Parish since 1948, was a member of its Ladies of St. Anne Sodality, was a member and past president of its Women's Guild, was the recipient of the Marion Medal in 1974 and was a member of the Pocasset Country Club.
She was a summer resident of Stafford Pond.
Survivors include two sons, Armand J. Thiboutot Jr. of Boston and Paul M. Thiboutot of Fall River; a daughter, Louise Robinson of Tiverton, R.I.; a brother, Alcide Caron of Fall River; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway.

Albert C. Silva Sr.
DARTMOUTH -- Albert C. Silva Sr., 85, of South Dartmouth, died Friday, March 29, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Belmira M. (Albino) Silva and son of the late Camile C. and Virginia (Botelho) Silva.
He died at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth.
Born in Fayal, Azores he lived in South Dartmouth for most of his life and was employed by Dartmouth Finishing Company in the color room for 25 years until his retirement.
Mr. Silva was a World War II Army veteran and participated in the campaigns of Central Europe and the Rheinland. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 2 service stars.
Survivors include a son, Albert C. Silva Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Garry Gonsalves of South Dartmouth; a granddaughter, Sherry Ann Silva of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Antone "Chappy" Silva and Hilda Moniz.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Ina M. Pettey
WESTPORT -- Ina M. Pettey, 89, of Charlotte White Road, died Monday, April 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Harry I. and Sarah O. (Manchester) Pettey.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Westport she was employed by Dr. Hadfield in Fall River as a receptionist until her retirement.
Miss Pettey was a former member of the Westport Grange P. of H. No. 181.
She is survived by her niece, Viola M. Pettey of Rehoboth.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Joseph A. Boudreau
NEW BEDFORD -- Graveside services were held today for Joseph A. Boudreau, 86, formerly of North Dartmouth, who died Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Rose (Arruda) Boudreau.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born and lived in Fall River most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth.
He was formerly employed by St. Mary's Cemetery as a caretaker until his retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Carvalho and Judi Peters, both of South Dartmouth, and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Joseph B. Whitman
BUZZARDS BAY -- Joseph Bartlett Whitman, 73, of 16 Old Bridge Road, died Wednesday, March 27, 1996. He was the husband of Constance (Ring) Whitman of Buzzards Bay and son of the late Joseph B. and May G. (Wheeler) Whitman.
He was born in Mansfield and lived in Buzzards Bay for 70 years.
He graduated from Bourne High School in 1941 and then entered the Navy and served in World War II as a signal man, second class, on the USS P.C. 1124 and was in the service for three years.
After he left the Navy, he returned to Buzzards Bay in 1945 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a window clerk for about 28 years.
In 1972, he retired from the postal service and he and his wife enjoyed retirement in the town of Buzzards Bay.
Mr. Whitman was a member of Elks Lodge in Wareham and the Veterans of Foreign War Post in Bourne.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Barry Strauss of Florida and Tracy Strauss of Buzzards Bay; a brother, Norman Whitman of Florida; a sister, Priscilla Davis of Osterville, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Service, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.

Mary Hamel
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary (Henriques) Hamel, 82, died Monday, April 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph O. "Pete" Hamel and daughter of the late Francisco Gomes and Theresa (Souza) Henriques.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Kilian Church.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Hamel of New Bedford; two daughters, Nancy Rothwell of Mattapoisett and Diane Hamel of New Bedford, five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Ina M. Pettey
WESTPORT -- Ina M. Pettey, 89, of Charlotte White Road, died Monday, April 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Harry I. and Sarah O. (Manchester) Pettey.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Westport she was employed by Dr. Hadfield in Fall River as a receptionist until her retirement.
Miss Pettey was a former member of the Westport Grange P. of H. No. 181.
She is survived by her niece, Viola M. Pettey of Rehoboth.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

George T. Leach Jr.
WESTPORT -- George T. Leach Jr., 71, of Adamsville Road, died at home, Thursday, March 28, 1996, after a long battle with cancer. He was the widower of Claire M. (O'Neil) Leach and the husband of Eve Marie (Shorrock) Leach and son of the late George T. and Catherine (Flynn) Leach.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Westport most of his life and was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Providence College, a bachelor of science in engineering from Texas A&M, and a master of science in public administration from Western New England College.
A retired colonel from the Air Force, he served 35 years active and reserve duty and while in the Air Force received the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, Air Force Leadership School Award with five oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with five oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars, World War II Victory Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal.
After leaving active duty in the Air Force, Mr. Leach returned to Westport and took over his father's business, George T. Leach & Son Marina.
He was the chairman of the Westport Board of Selectmen, past president of Bristol County Selectman's Association, Westport Republican Town Committee, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War WA&R Ouellette Post No. 8502 in Westport, life member of American Legion Morrisette Post No. 145 Westport and a life member of Cape Canaveral Pioneers Missile, Space and Range Programs.
He was also on the board of directors of Charlton Memorial Hospital, one of the founders of Senior Citizens of Westport Inc., Southeastern Shellfish Association, Westport Lions Club, Bristol County Ducks Unlimited, Westport Investment Novice Club, an associated member of Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chief's Association, St. Andrews Society of Massachusetts, a life member of the Holy Ghost Club of Westport, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mr. Leach was an avid bagpiper.
Survivors include his widow; six sons, G. Thomas Leach III, Brian S. Leach, Sean M. Leach, Grantland G. Leach, all of Westport, Kevin A. Leach of Monson and Gary M. Leach of Houston; three daughters, Kathleen A. Leach and Heather M. Leach, both of Westport, and Holly E. Leach of Warren, R.I., and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.
Due to a clerical error Mr. Leach's awards and memberships were omitted in Sunday's obituary.

Joseph A. Boudreau
NEW BEDFORD -- Graveside services were held today for Joseph A. Boudreau, 86, formerly of North Dartmouth, who died Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Rose (Arruda) Boudreau.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born and lived in Fall River most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth.
He was formerly employed by St. Mary's Cemetery as a caretaker until his retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Carvalho and Judi Peters, both of South Dartmouth, and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Albert C. Silva Sr.
DARTMOUTH -- Albert C. Silva Sr., 85, of South Dartmouth, died Friday, March 29, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Belmira M. (Albino) Silva and son of the late Camile C. and Virginia (Botelho) Silva.
He died at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth.
Born in Fayal, Azores he lived in South Dartmouth for most of his life and was employed by Dartmouth Finishing Company in the color room for 25 years until his retirement.
Mr. Silva was a World War II Army veteran and participated in the campaigns of Central Europe and the Rheinland. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 2 service stars.
Survivors include a son, Albert C. Silva Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Garry Gonsalves of South Dartmouth; a granddaughter, Sherry Ann Silva of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Antone "Chappy" Silva and Hilda Moniz.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Charles D. Robertson
ACUSHNET -- Charles Douglas Robertson, 46, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 1996,. He was the husband of Maria Goretti (Rogue) Robertson and son of Catherine (Lydon) Robertson of Quincy and the late Eric Robertson.
Born in Boston, he lived in New Bedford for 21 years and moved to Acushnet in 1995. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, New Bedford and was the owner of Medactive PM Software Services.
Mr. Robertson was an Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Charlestown High School, attended Wentworth Institute, graduated from SMU in Dartmouth (now UMass Dartmouth) and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, where he took computer courses.
An assistant coach for the Bay State Girls Softball Team, Mr. Robertson was very involved with his children's activities.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, Matthew C. Robertson of Acushnet; a daughter, Laura A. Robertson of Acushnet; four brothers, Eric Robertson of Weymouth, Alan Robertson of New Hampshire, Bruce Robertson of Braintree and Donald Robertson of Quincy; four sisters, Karen A. Landers of Lakeville, Joyce McDade of Randolph, Virginia Ryan of South Boston and Teresa Maddalena of New Hampshire and several nieces and nephews, godchildren and aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St., New Bedford.
Due to a clerical error, some of Mr. Robertson's interests were omitted in Monday's obituary.

Mary T. Sylvia
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held today for Mary T. (Viger) Sylvia, 71, who died at home Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Leonard P. Sylvia and daughter of the late George and Margaret (Murray) Viger.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford.
She was formerly employed by Cornell Dubilier as a winder.
Survivors include her widower; three sisters, Kathy Fernandes and Theresa Bussier of New Bedford, and Regina Picard of New Jersey; a brother, Nelson Dumaine of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Catherine L. Kremp, 94
FALMOUTH -- Catherine L. (Tennant) Kremp, 94, a woman who is credited with finding precious Indian relics in Marion, died Sunday, March 31, 1996, after a long illness.
The widow of Frank Kremp, Ms. Kremp died at the JML Care Center in Falmouth.
She was born in North Attleboro and grew up in North Attleboro, Wareham and Marion. She was a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion and was elected to a number of terms on the Marion School Committee and served on the Building Construction Committee for the Sippican School of Marion.
Mr. and Mrs. Kremp were avid amateur archaeologists, and in 1937 the couple discovered relics of Indians once located in Marion. The Kremps also discovered cellar of a Colonial settler's home.
The relics, which included pottery, old coins and knives, were considered important because they shed light on life during Colonial times.
The Kremps lived in South Chatham from 1948-1960 where she organized programs for the local Community Center and also held a number of local offices. In 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Kremp moved to South Yarmouth where she resided until going into the nursing home in Falmouth five years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary L. Shipps of Durango, Colo. and Ellen Marjerison of Groton; a son, Robert Kremp of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Philip Tennant and Richard Tennant, both of Salt Lake City; two sisters, Ruth Bell of Salt Lake City and Agnes Middleton of Liberty Commons Nursing Home; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild;
Arrangements are by the Hallett Funeral Home Inc., 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

Mary Hamel
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary (Henriques) Hamel, 82, died Monday, April 1, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph O. "Pete" Hamel and daughter of the late Francisco Gomes and Theresa (Souza) Henriques.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Kilian Church.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Hamel of New Bedford; two daughters, Nancy Rothwell of Mattapoisett and Diane Hamel of New Bedford, five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Arthur F. Goldblatt
NEW BEDFORD -- Arthur F. Goldblatt, 57, died Monday, April 1, 1996. He was the widower of Carol L. (Alder) Goldblatt and son of Meyer G. Goldblatt and the late Gertrude (Malowitz) Goldblatt.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in New Bedford since 1960.
He died at Mariner Healthcare.
He was the owner and operator of several small businesses including Goldy's Roofing Co.
Survivors include his father; five brothers, Barry Goldblatt, Jay Malowitz, Steve Goldblatt, Michael Goldblatt and Irving Goldblatt; two sisters, Lois Civella and Arlene Goldblatt; four sons, Alan Goldblatt, Robert Goldblatt, Stanley Goldblatt and Frederick Goldblatt; two daughters, Linda Goldblatt, Patti Bradley, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild;
He was also the father of the late Peggy Sheridan.
Arrangements are by the Brezniak-Rodman/Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

Joseph B. Whitman
BUZZARDS BAY -- Joseph Bartlett Whitman, 73, of 16 Old Bridge Road, died Wednesday, March 27, 1996. He was the husband of Constance (Ring) Whitman of Buzzards Bay and son of the late Joseph B. and May G. (Wheeler) Whitman.
He was born in Mansfield and lived in Buzzards Bay for 70 years.
He graduated from Bourne High School in 1941 and then entered the Navy and served in World War II as a signal man, second class, on the USS P.C. 1124 and was in the service for three years.
After he left the Navy, he returned to Buzzards Bay in 1945 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a window clerk for about 28 years.
In 1972, he retired from the postal service and he and his wife enjoyed retirement in the town of Buzzards Bay.
Mr. Whitman was a member of Elks Lodge in Wareham and the Veterans of Foreign War Post in Bourne.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Barry Strauss of Florida and Tracy Strauss of Buzzards Bay; a brother, Norman Whitman of Florida; a sister, Priscilla Davis of Osterville, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Service, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.

Bertha A. Pepin, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Bertha A. (Stone) Pepin, 91, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, after a short illness. She was the widow of George E. Pepin and daughter of the late Jacques and Mary L. (Francoeur) Stone.
She died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
Born in Fairhaven, she lived in New Bedford most of her life and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
She was employed by various mills in the New Bedford area including the former Wamsutta Mill and Cameo Curtains as a cloth inspector for more than 40 years until her retirement in 1970.
Mrs. Pepin was an avid knitter and card player.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Richard of North Dartmouth; a brother, William Curren of Riverside, R.I., and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Oscar Stone, Arthur Stone, Joseph Stone, Florence Bisallion and Raymond Curren.
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court.

James H. Sylvia Sr.
EAST KILLINGLY, Conn. -- James H. Sylvia Sr., 58, of North Road, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 31, 1996. He was the husband of Clara (Long) Sylvia and son of John and Viola (Danielli) Sylvia of New Bedford.
He died at the Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam.
He was born and grew up in New Bedford and attended local schools. In 1968 he moved to the Putnam- Killingly area and was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson.
He was employed by several companies while living in New Bedford and when he moved to Connecticut was employed by the Day Kimball Hospital as a supply clerk, the Sanitary Dash Corp. as a shipping clerk in North Grosvenordale and Eastford Tool & Dye Corp. as a driver in Woodstock Valley until his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Sylvia was a member of the AmVets, the Cpl. James H. Sylvia Jr. Post No. 45 in Danielson, the state Commander Department of Connecticut of the AmVets, the Danielson Lodge of Elks No. 1706, a past member and past exulted ruler of the Putnam Lodge of Elks No. 574, the St. James Council of Knights of Columbus in Danielson and was in the Navy serving aboard the USS Newport News.
Survivors include his widow and parents; a son, Jay J. Sylvia of Putnam; two step-sons, Donald Furtado and Norman Morin, both of Danielson; two step-daughters, Deborah Wetherell of Putnam, and Kelly Kearney of Rogers; a brother, Gerald Sylvia of Mashpee, four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Gagnon-Costello, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Manuel C. Vieira, 97
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel Cabral Vieira, 97, formerly of 356 Rodney French Blvd., died Monday, April 1, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Ernestine (Jeronymo) Vieira and the son of Lucindo and Mary (Ponte) Vieira.
He died at the Oaks Nursing Home.
He was born in Ponta Delgada, Azores, and lived in this area most of his life where he was a member of The South Baptist Church.
He was formerly employed by The Puritan Store, a small neighborhood grocery store, for 25 years as a manager and also was employed by J.C. Rhodes, Berkshire Hathaway prior to that.
Mr. Vieira was a member of the Massachusetts State Guard.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Brightman of Wareham and Eileen Taylor of West Wareham; two sons, James B. Vieira of East Freetown and Raymond L. Vieira of New Bedford; two sisters, Agnes Cardoza of New Bedford and Laura Thomas of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Antone Vieira of Fall River, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Lydia Carter and James Vieira.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.


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