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Frank Barros
DARTMOUTH -- Frank Barros, 83, of South Dartmouth, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lucy (Silvia) Barros and son of the late Manuel and Mary (Soares) Barros.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Paget, Bermuda, he lived in New Bedford before moving to South Dartmouth 50 years ago. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and was employed by R.B. Corcoran Plumbing & Heating Supply Company of Fall River until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Gerald K. Barros of South Dartmouth; a brother, Joseph Barros of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Manuel Barros and John Barros.
Arrangements are by Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

Joseph N. Tremml
MIDDLEBORO -- Joseph N. Tremml, 82, of 3 Bloomfield Ave., died Friday, April 5, 1996. He was the husband of Marion T. (Mayer) Tremml and son of the late Nicholas and Eva (Jeck) Tremml.
He died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., he was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, and lived in Oneida, N.Y., before moving to Middleboro in 1960. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro and was employed by the Teco Company, a school bus sales company, in Weymouth for 25 years, retiring as office manager 15 years ago.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was discharged as a radioman 3rd class in December 1945.
Mr. Tremml was a member of the Heritage Hill Golf Club in Lakeville and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in New York. He was an avid reader, golfer and solver of crossword puzzles.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Susan M. Butler of Scranton, Pa., and JoAnn Chiuppi of Lakeville, and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Homes, 59 Pierce St.

Helen M. Connors
SOMERSET -- Helen M. Connors, 76, of 96 Wilbur Ave., died Saturday, April 6, 1996. She was the daughter of John W. and Margaret M. (Carroll) Connors.
She died at the Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center.
Born in Fall River, she lived in the North End of Fall River in her early life and attended St. Joseph Church. She was a 1939 graduate of Durfee High School and for many years was a domestic aide at Corrigan Mental Health Center until she retired 12 years ago. She had lived in Somerset since 1969 and was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was the sister of the late Margaret M. Connors.
Arrangements are by Rose E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 866 County St.

Norah O'Sullivan, 91
DARTMOUTH -- Norah (Bourke) O'Sullivan, 91, of South Dartmouth, died Friday, April 5, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Martin O'Sullivan and daughter of the late William and Mary (Walsh) Bourke.
She died at Brandon Woods Health Care Center.
Born in Tipperary, Ireland, she lived in Manhattan, N.Y., for more than 50 years before moving to South Dartmouth in 1991. She was a communicant of St Joseph Church in Manhattan for most of her life.
Survivors include a son, Timothy W. O'Sullivan of North Dartmouth; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Martin J. O'Sullivan.
Arrangements are by Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road.

Viola B. Fortin, 90
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held for Viola Beatrice (Langlois) Fortin, 90, of Sacred Heart Nursing Home, formerly of Brooklawn Street, who died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of William Fortin and daughter of the late Valere and Odela (McLean) Langlois.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
She was born in New Bedford, where she lived most of her life and formerly was employed by various local garment shops as a production stitcher.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald W. Fortin of Acushnet and Gerald L. Fortin of Mississippi; a sister, Lorette Rogers of Connecticut; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Robert L. Wilkey Sr.
FALL RIVER -- Robert L. Wilkey Sr., 67, of 65 Haffards St., died Thursday, April 4, 1996. He was the husband of Teresa J. (Lovenbury) Wilkey and son of the late Russell E. and Yvonne (Duquette) Wilkey.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Fall River, he was a graduate of Mt. Assumption High School in New York and Durfee Tech, now UMass Dartmouth. He was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church and was employed as a textile chemist supervisor for more than 30 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the former Riveredge Textile Company in Fall River.
Mr. Wilkey was a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Kathleen A. Wilkey of North Carolina; a son, Robert L. Wilkey Jr. of Fall River; two brothers, Russell Wilkey of North Carolina and Peter Wilkey of Maryland; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

Helen F. Barry
MIDDLEBORO -- Helen F. Barry, 81, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Garrett T. Barry and daughter of the late James R. and Helen F. (McDonough) Barry.
She died at the Oak Hill Nursing Home.
Born in Revere, she lived in Rosindale for many years before moving to Middleboro about 35 years ago. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
She was employed by an insurance company as a secretary until her retirement.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, Richard J. Barry of Stoughton and Gerry T. Barry of Lakeville; a daughter, Patricia H. Ryan of Pembroke; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Raymond L. Chippendale, 91
FALL RIVER -- Raymond L. Chippendale, 91, of 46 Warburton St., died Thursday, April 4, 1996. He was the husband of Caroline M. (Griffin) Chippendale, formerly Dziok, and son of the late Thomas and Nora (O'Leary) Chippendale.
He died at the Catholic Memorial Home.
Born in Fall River, he attended St. Joseph Church in his early life. From 1929 until 1941 he lived in New York City, where he was employed at the Alexander Hamilton Institute. From 1941 until 1970 he resided in Hartford, Conn., where he was a sheet metal worker for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft until his retirement in 1970. He then returned to Fall River and was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
Mr. Chippendale was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Fall River Council 86 and the East Hartford Lodge of Elks.
Survivors include his widow; a stepdaughter, Carolyn M. O'Brien of Fall River; six step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Rev. Msgr. John A. Chippendale, Leo A. Chippendale, William C. Chippendale, Joseph C. Chippendale, Francis Chippendale, Christine Coady and Norine Owens.
Arrangements are by Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

Umberto Costa
NEW BEDFORD -- Umberto "Herby" Costa, 69, died Friday, April 5, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary (Paulino) Costa and son of the late Angelina (Estrella) and Gabriel Costa.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fall River, he lived in New Bedford for more than 39 years and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. He was employed by Wonder Bread Baking Company as a shipper and receiver until his retirement.
Mr. Costa was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6643 in Freetown and a Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Susan Perreira of New Bedford; a sister, Lolly Baker of New Bedford; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Manuel Costa and Frank Costa.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Brian K. Crane
SWANSEA -- Brian K. Crane, 26, of 68 Mildred Ave., died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Bernard Crane of Acushnet and Joyce (Rish) Vieira-Crane of Fall River.
He died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford, Fall River and Swansea for many years.
He was an avid hockey fan and artist.
Survivors include his parents; five brothers, Alan J. Vieira, Scott A. Vieira and Matthew S. Crane, all of New Bedford and Franklyn J. Vieira and Robert C. Crane, both of Fall River; two sisters, Jerilyn Vieira and Kimberly Midura, both of Swansea; six nieces; and five nephews.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St., Fall River.

Joseph N. Hamel, 90
FALL RIVER -- Joseph N. "Paul" Hamel, 90, of Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., formerly of South Main Street, died at home Saturday, April 6, 1996. He was the widower of Justina (Theriault) Hamel and son of the late Telesphore and Malvina (Lagasse) Hamel.
He was a lifelong resident of Fall River and was a communicant of St. Anne Church.
He was employed by the former Midland Print Works in Fall River for 29 years until he retired in 1968.
Survivors include two sons, Armand Hamel of Tiverton, R.I., and Maurice Hamel of Angier, N.C.; a daughter, Phyllis J. Borden of Fall River; a brother, Frank X. Hamel of Fall River; two sisters, Antoinette Lanneville of Fall River and Rita Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Albert Hamel, Imelda Smith Jackson and Jeannette Travis.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Leila J. Hathaway
FAIRHAVEN -- Leila J. Hathaway, 64, of Reservation Road, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Norman Hathaway and daughter of the late James and Grace (Mason) Brown.
She died at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth.
Born in Fairhaven, she lived there for most of her life and was formerly employed by the Treasurers Office at the Fairhaven Town Hall. She was also employed by C.P. Bourg of New Bedford as a machine builder for several years until her retirement in 1988 due to illness.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Taylor of Fairhaven; a son, James E. Taylor of New Bedford; a sister, Katherine Deblois of Fall River; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late John Silvia.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

W. Walter E. Holden
NEW BEDFORD -- William Walter "Blackie" "Bill" Emerson Holden, 78, died Thursday, April 4, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Blanche L. (Roy) Holden and son of the late James E. and Marie Evangeline (Cormier) Holden.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived there most of his life and was a communicant of St. Kilian Church. He was formerly employed by J&J Security and then by J & R Security as a security guard until he retired.
He was a baseball player during the 1930s, playing Twilight Baseball for Champegny Shoes, Mar-Vel Dress Shop, Mike the Cobbler, and Centro Luzo teams.
A World War II Navy veteran serving aboard the NTS Sampson and the USS Alaska, Mr. Holden was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with three bronze stars, and the Philippine Liberation Medal.
He and his wife would have been married 59 years this June.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Pearle Poole of California and Peggy Costa of New Bedford; a brother, George W. Holden of Acushnet; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Michael W. Jarvis
FAIRHAVEN -- Michael William Jarvis, 29, died unexpectedly at sea Friday, April 5, 1996. He was the husband of Tammy (Costa) Jarvis and son of William A. and Claudia (Plotczik) Jarvis of Fairhaven.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven. A graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational School, he was formerly employed by various scallopers in Fairhaven for 12 years, most recently the Liberty.
Mr. Jarvis enjoyed spending time with his children and family.
Survivors include his widow; his parents; a son, Brett Jarvis of Fairhaven; two daughters, Jenna-Lyn Jarvis and Rebecca Jarvis, both of Fairhaven; a sister Lisa Jarvis of Fairhaven; three nephews and two nieces.
Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

George J. O. Marra
MIDDLEBORO -- George J. O. Marra, 72, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marion V. (Mondeau) Marra and son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Bova) Marra.
He died at the Cranberry Specialty Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Middleboro where he attended schools and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
He was employed as a barber since the age of 16 and was still working until he went into the hospital. He was also employed by the Town of Middleboro as the Veterans Agent for many years until his retirement 10 years ago.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and had seven brothers who were also in the service during World War II.
Mr. Marra was a member of the Middleboro Lodge of Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Middleboro, Mitchell Memorial Club of Middleboro, Middleboro-Lakeville Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post of Raynham, a charter member of the Mitchell Memorial Club of Middleboro. He was a Boy Scout leader and played semi-pro football for the Mitchell Memorial Club.
Survivors include his widow; two sons George A. Marra and James J. Marra, both of Lakeville; three daughters, Carol A. Pelletier of Middleboro, Theresa M. Walden of Carver and Louise M. Marra of Middleboro; five brothers, Joseph Marra of Middleboro, Philip Marra of Delaware, John Marra of Somerville, Anthony Marra of Dennisport, and William Marra of Florida; two sisters, Mary DiPalma of Raynham and Antoniette Thomas of Middleboro; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Anna Ritucci, Ralph Marra and Demetro Marra.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Beatrice N. Marsland
FALL RIVER -- Beatrice N. (Harrington) Marsland, 77, of 87 Manton St., died at home Thursday, April 4, 1996. She was the widow of James Arthur Marsland and daughter of the late John and Stella (Leclair) Harrington.
She was born in Fall River and lived there most of her life.
Survivors include a son, Robert J. Marsland of Fall River; a daughter, Janice B. Filena of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Albert J. Melanson, 93
NEW BEDFORD -- Albert J. Melanson, 93, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sarah (LeBlanc) Melanson of Connecticut and son of the late Placid and Pelagie
(Cormier) Melanson.
He died at Nichols House Nursing Home.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, he lived in New Bedford since the age of nine and was a communicant of St. Anthony Church. He was employed by Acushnet Company as a machine operator until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Doris Melanson of New Bedford; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Eleanor Ferreira.
Arrangements are by Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Fernando Neves
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- Fernando "Fred" Neves, 66, died Thursday, April 4, 1996. He was the husband of Carol (Serenate) Neves and son of Joseph Neves of New Bedford and the late Adeliza (DeAndrade) Neves.
He died at Westchester Co. Medical Center.
Born in Portugal, he lived in New Bedford before moving to New York in 1957. He was a communicant of St. Denis Church in Hopewell Junction and was employed by IBM as an electrical engineer/manager from 1957 to 1991. He was a 1957 graduate of the UMass Dartmouth with a bachelors in electrical engineering and a 1950 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a bachelors in marine engineering.
A Korean War Navy veteran serving as lieutenant junior grade, he served in the Navy for more than five years and in the Reserves until 1969.
Mr. Neves was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include his widow; his father; a son, Kevin L. Neves of Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Lauren A. Neves of Macungie, Pa.; a sister, Margarida Ferreira of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 655 Route 82.

Emelia R. Rioux
NEW BEDFORD -- Emelia R. Rioux, 68, died Thursday, April 4, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Richard Rioux and daughter of the late Adrian and Bernadette (Gelineau) Thompkins.
She died at The Oaks.
Born in Pawtucket, R.I., she lived in New Bedford for most of her life. She was employed by Isotronics as an inspector until her retirement.
Survivors include six sons, James Hardy, Henry Hardy, Robert Rioux, Richard Rioux, Paul Rioux and Kevin Rioux, all of New Bedford; two daughters, Marion Hardy of Alabama and Katherine Garcia of Georgia; five sisters, Bernadette Burgess, Lori Nutting, Lorraine Teague, Rosita Sabbag and Arlene Flagg; three brothers, Adrien Thompkins, Peter Coulombe and Paul Coulombe; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Joseph Thompkins.
Arrangements are by Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.


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