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Ida F. Morris, 96
 FALL RIVER -- Ida F. Morris, 96, of 1748 Highland Ave., formerly of 443 Bay St., died at home Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995. She was the widow of William A. Morris Sr. and daughter of the late Silvio Boutet and Annibelle (Simpson) Boutet. 
  Born in Biddeford, Maine, she spent her youth in Maine and lived most of her life in Fall River 
 Mrs. Morris was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Louis Church in Fall River. 
 Survivors include six brothers, Harry Boutet, Leo Boutet, Norman Boutet, and Chandler Boutet, all of Saco, Maine, Lynwood Boutet of Scarborough, Maine, and Robert Boutet of Ogunquit, Maine; three grandchildren, George M. Abdow of North Dartmouth, Paula A. D'Arrigo of Tiverton, R.I., and William A. Morris III of Assonet; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 She was the mother of the late Gloria M. Rame and the late William A. Morris Jr. She was a sister of the late Albert Boutet, Raymond Boutet and Homer Boutet. 
 Arrangements are by the "Cherry Place" Home of Waring-Ashton & Coughlin-D.D. Sullivan-Driscoll, 178 Winter St. 
 
Bernard C. Young
 ALTOONA, Fla. -- Bernard C. Young, 66, of 45649 Virginia Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995. 
 He died in Eustis, Fla. 
  Born in Carver, Mass., he moved to Lake County in 1984. 
 He was formerly employed by ABB Power Distribution in Sanford, Fla., as a machinist. He was a Protestant. 
 Survivors include two sons, Richard Bernard Young of Eustis and Leo James Young of Sorrento, Fla.; three daughters, Diana C. Young of Arlington, Va., Sonia E. Young of Philadelphia, Pa., and Bernadette I. Young of Altoona; two brothers, Edward Young of Middleboro, Mass., and John Young of Duxbury, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Angley of Carver, Mass., and three grandchildren. 
 Arrangements are by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. 
 
Charles E. Wood
 NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held yesterday for Charles Everett Wood, 85, who died at home Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Loynos) Wood. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived here most of his life. 
 A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Wood served 20 years in submarine duty and was a chief torpedoman. 
 Survivors include nieces and nephews. 
 Arrangements are by Latham Funeral Home, 823 Brock Ave. 
 
Melvin E. Sanford Sr.
 TIVERTON, R.I. -- Melvin E. Sanford Sr., 86, of South Avenue, died at home Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995. He was the husband of Stella G. (Durkee) Sanford and son of the late Frank A. and Leora P. (Brightman) Sherman. 
  Born in New Bedford., he had lived in Tiverton for more than 81 years and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. 
 He was appointed to the Tiverton Fire Department in 1932 as one of two of the first permanent firemen. He was appointed deputy chief of the department in 1955 and chief in 1960. He held that position until his retirement in 1977. 
 He was the last living charter member of the Stone Bridge Volunteer Fire Department. 
 During World War II he was a first aid instructor and chairman of the First Aid and Life Saving for the Tiverton Chapter of the American Red Cross. 
 Mr. Sanford was the secretary of the Newport County Fireman's League for many years. He was also a life member of the New England Fire Chief's Association and the Rhode Island Fire Chief's Association. 
 He was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and had held the office of president of the Hillside Cemetery Association. 
 Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy E. Voogt and Jacquelyn Sisson, both of Newport, R.I.; a son, Melvin E. Sanford Jr. of Tiverton; a stepdaughter, Constance Derby of Portsmouth, R.I.; a stepson, Richard Holberton of Narragansett, R.I.; a sister, Minnie Madeiros of New Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Leverette D. Sanford. 
 Arrangements are by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport. 
 
Anna Pereira
 NEW BEDFORD -- Anna L. (Caetano) Pereira, 81, of Coggeshall Street, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Antonio Martins Pereira and daughter of the late Jose and Maria Jesus (Calvao) Caetano. 
 She died at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. 
  Born in New Bedford, she emigrated to Anelhe, Chaves, Portugal, at the age of four and returned to New Bedford in 1953. 
 She was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. 
 She was employed by Grinnell Pajamas as a stitcher until her retirement in 1974. 
 A member of the Holy Rosary Sodality of her parish, Mrs. Pereira was very active with the Portuguese American Athletic Club and Clube de Recordacoes of Portugal, both of New Bedford. 
 Survivors include her widower; two sons, Manuel C. Pereira of Fairhaven and Joseph A. Pereira of Coral Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Maria M. "Dusty" Cardoso of South Dartmouth; a brother, Joao Calvao of Brazil; three sisters, Ermelinda Vitorino, Adelaide Almeida and Angelina Alves, all of New Bedford; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
 She was the sister of the late Diamantino Calvao, Antonio Calvao and Joaquim Calvao. 
 Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 North Front St. 
 
Raymond Levrault
 FALL RIVER -- Raymond Levrault, 76, of 313 No. Quarry St., died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995. He was the husband of Rita (Soule) Levrault and son of the late Jules and Donalda (Gaucher) Levrault. 
 He died at Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I.. He had been a textile worker until his retirement. 
 Survivors include his widow; nine sons, Raymond Levrault, Maurice Levrault, Roger Levrault, Joseph Levrault, Gerard Levrault, Christopher Levrault, all of Fall River, Robert Levrault of Lakeville, Richard Levrault of Canton and Allen Levrault of Westport; 10 daughters, Barbara Mooney, Jean Pereira, Annette Kurowski, Evelyn Burns, Doreen Lupachini, Claire Mason, Joyce Piela, Rita Robitaille, Suzanne Levrault and Denise Levrault, all of Fall River; three brothers, Roland Levrault of Glassboro, N.J., Romeo Levrault and Jules Levrault, both of Fall River; two sisters, Estelle Levrault and Yvonne Kirkman, both of Fall River; 45 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Lena Laferriere, Arthur Levrault, Armand Levrault and Joseph Levrault. 
 Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St. 
 
Marion F. Judson
 VALATIE, N.Y. -- Marion F. Judson, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, after a long illness. She was the widow of David N. Judson and daughter of the late Lester and Lena (Wardell) Mosher. 
 She died at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y. 
  Born in New Bedford, she lived in New York state since 1952. 
 She was a housewife and did volunteer work for Burnwell Health Facility. 
 Mrs. Judson was a member and deaconess of the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie. 
 Survivors include two sons, Alan O. Judson and Kenneth M. Judson, both of Riverville; a sister, Helen Gibbons of Melrose, Mass; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
 Arrangements are by Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook St. 
 
Arthur Gundberg, 92
 LAKEVILLE -- Arthur Bernt Gundberg, 92, of 11 Pierce Ave., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995. He was the widower of Ora B. (Bissonnette) Gundberg and son of the late Albin and Ann (Ekstrom) Gundberg. 
 He died at Morton Hospital, Taunton. 
  Born in Easton, he lived in Brockton before moving to Lakeville for 40 years ago. 
 He was employed by the Plymouth Shoe Company in Middleboro since his youth and retired in 1965. 
 Mr. Gundberg was a member of the Lakeville Golden Seniors and enjoyed gardening as a hobby. 
 Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 
 Arrangements are by Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 59 Peirce St., Middleboro. 
 
Edith A. Gifford, 93
 DARTMOUTH -- Edith A. (Allen) Gifford, 93, died at home Wenesday, Dec. 27, 1995. She was the wife of Hubert B. Gifford and daughter of the late John W. and Annie (Henshaw) Allen. 
  Born in New Bedford, she was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Dartmouth area. 
 Mrs. Gifford was a member of the South Primitive Methodist Church and was a past president of the Christian Service League. 
 She was also a member of the Visiting Committee and the Mizipah Class of the church, the Dartmouth Seniors Associates and the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 1257. 
 Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Grace A. Brook of South Dartmouth and Shirley May Gifford of Fairhaven; two sons, Arthur W. Gifford and Hubert B. Gifford Jr., both of South Dartmouth; a brother, Arthur W. Allen of Wellsley; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 
 Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. 
 Due to incorrect information received by the funeral home, Mrs. Gifford's day of death, area in which she lived and her daughter's last name were incorrect in Thursday's paper. 
 
Thomas N. M. David
 NEW BEDFORD -- Thomas N. M. David, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, after complications due to diabetes. He was the husband of Octavia (Peters) David and son of the late Nacle Maroon and Hanna (Daher) David. 
 He died at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. 
 A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Purgatory Church. 
 He owned and operated the Cyclone Cleaning Service for 30 years. 
 Mr. David was a Korean War Army veteran, receiving two Silver Stars and a Purple Heart. 
 He was a member of the Ehmejian Unity and the Lebanese American War Vets. 
 Survivors include his widow; a son, Anthony David of New Bedford; four daughters, Christine David, Elizabeth David, both of Fairhaven, Catherine David and Marie David, both of New Bedford; a sister, Adeline Riley of New Bedford; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
 He was the brother of the late Frosena Thomas. 
 Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. 
 
Armand L. Caron
 NEW BEDFORD -- Armand L. Caron, 88, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995. He was the husband of Germaine P. (Poyant) Caron and son of the late Napoleon and Olivine (Ploukde) Caron. 
 He died at St. Luke's Hospital. 
  Born in New Bedford, he lived in New York City prior to returning to New Bedford, where he lived most of his life. 
 He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and was formerly employed by Cormier's and Vermette's Market and by Sippican Inc. as a maintenance person until his retirement. 
 Mr. Caron was a member of L'Amicale Francaise, the St. John Baptist Paternal Society and the St. Joseph Choir. He was also a member of the former Progressive Club. 
 He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and singing. He and his wife had been married for 52 years. 
 Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Germaine Winters of East Freetown and Michelle H. Lisak of New Bedford; a son, Jean A. Caron of North Chelmsford; a sister, Gertrude Tremblay of New Bedford; 16 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 Arrrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd. 
 
Rev. Manuel Andrade
 FALL RIVER -- Rev. Manuel Andrade, 69, of 2446 Highland Ave., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995. He was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Hortensia (Medeiros) Andrade. 
 He died at St. Anne's Hospital. 
  Born in Taunton, he was ordained on June 11, 1949, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River, by Bishop James L. Connelly. 
 He served at St. Anthony of Padua, Our Lady of Angels, and Espirito Santo, all of Fall River, Mt. Carmel and Immaculate Conception, both of New Bedford. 
 The Rev. Andrade served as pastor of Our Lady of Health in Fall River from 1970-1975. He served in the seminary in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, for one year. He then returned to serve at St. Michael Church in Fall River and St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford. 
 Lastly, he served at St. Anthony Church in Taunton before retiring. He had been a resident of the Catholic Memorial Home. 
 Survivors include a brother, Domingos Andrade of Fall River; a sister, Alzira A. Azevedo of Swansea; several nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 
 Arrangements are by Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 1521 No. Main St. 

BAPTISTE -- In this city, Dec. 26, 1995, Antone R. Baptiste, 74, of New Bedford, husband of Emma B. (Cooper) and father of Leonard Baptiste and Celeste LeBoeuf. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services at ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., on Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday evening only 6-9 p.m. 

BAPTISTE -- Of New Bedford, Dec. 27, 1995, Steven M., 39, beloved husband of Louise M. (Avila) Baptiste, beloved son of Edwin R. And Shirley L. (Prescott) Baptiste, also survived by a niece, Olivia Avila, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Friday. Funeral Mass at St. James Church at a time to be announced. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Rural Cemetery. 

CABRAL -- In New Bedford, Dec. 25, 1995, Constance P. (Jordan) Cabral wife of Ralph Cabral of New Bedford aged 70. Funeral from THE AUBERTINE FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., Friday morning at 8 with a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 9. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. John Cemetery. 

CARDOZA -- In Taunton, Dec. 26, 1995, Dennis A. Cardoza of Taunton, former husband of Donna (Seabury) Cardoza, father of Brandon Cardoza, Jobe Cardoza, Kendra Cardoza, all of Wareham and Curtis Perry of Fall River, brother of Gerald Cardoza of Wareham, Ronald Cardoza of Buzzards Bay, Wilson Cardoza of Taunton, Ernest Perry and Manuel Evora, both of Onset, and Marie Cardoza of Bridgewater. Funeral from the STOTT, CHAPMAN, COLE & GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 28) Wareham, on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Wareham, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. 

COLT -- Burial will be private with a memorial services in early May in Little Compton. In lie of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Little Compton Nursing Association, Commons Little Compton, RI 02837. 
EDWARDS -- Dec. 27, Anthony E. Edwards, 87, of New Bedford, husband of the late Lillian (McGuinness) Edwards and father of Anthony A. Edwards. Funeral from the AUSTIN-CARNEY FUNERAL HOME, 549 County St., Saturday at 8. Funeral Mass at St. John The Baptist Church at 9. Visiting hours Friday 2-4, 7-9. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery #2. 

GIDLEY -- Passed away Dec. 26, 1995, Dr. Philip T. Gildey, husband of Ellen (Bartlett) Gidley, of Fairhaven in his 84th year. Services to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Friday at the New Bedford Friends Meeting House. At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the KIRBY FUNERAL HOME, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. Interment in North Dartmouth Friends Cemetery. 

GIFFORD -- (Allen), Dec. 27, 1995, Edith A., 93, wife of Hubert B. Gifford, mother of Grace A. Brooks, Shirley May Gifford, Arthur W. Gifford and Hubert B. Gifford, Jr. Remembrance may be made to the Organ Fund of the South Primitive Methodist Church, 168 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Services at the DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County St., New Bedford, Friday morning at 10. Rev. Jesse Fisher officiating. Interment Rural Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday ONLY 2-4 and 7-9. Ample lighted parking area at the rear of the funeral home. 

GRINNELL -- In Fairhaven, Dec. 25, 1995, Mary Lou (Martin) Grinnell, age 81 years, of Fairhaven, wife of the late Peter Severance Grinnell Sr., mother of Christopher Rodman Grinnell, Christine Gilbert, Emily S. Grinnell, stepmother of Peter S. Grinnell Jr., and Alexandra G. Pozzo. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 p..m. in the First Unitarian Church, Eighth and Union Sts. in New Bedford. Raltives and friends are invited to attend. It is suggested remembrances be made in her name to W.H.A.L.E. on Center St. N.B. or to her church. Arrangements with the WILSON CHAPEL, 479 County St., New Bedford. 

KOCZERA -- In this city, Dec. 26, 1995, Joseph Koczera, 84, of New Bedford, husband of Josephine (Josefek) Koczera. Funeral from ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., Friday at 8:45 a.m. Funeral Mass following at St. Casimir Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9. Interment at Acushnet Cemetery. 

LACEY -- In this city, Dec. 25, 1995 Elaine Peters Lacey, of North Dartmouth, wife of Robert George Lacey, sister of Mildred H. Beattie, aunt of Gail Hallwell, great aunt of Debbie Hallwell. Visiting hours are omitted. A memorial service with Holy Communion will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 422 County St. At the corner of School St., NB., Burial is private. It is suggested remembrances be made in Elaine's name to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. Arrangement with the WILSON CHAPEL, 479 County St. NB 

LECH -- In this city, Dec. 27, 1995, Joseph W. Lech, Sr., 89, of New Bedford, widower of Helen R. (Prachniak) and father of Joseph W. Lech, Jr., and Robert J. Lech. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass at St. Casimir Church on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by his interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours Friday evening only 7-9 p.m. at ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd. 

MELLO -- of Fairhaven, Dec. 22, 1995, Antonio P. "Tony" Mello, Jr. 77. Visiting hours at the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Thursday evening 7-9. Interment in the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne will be private. 

MONTEIRO -- Of New Bedford, Dec. 26, 1995, Felix R., 77, husband of Anna L. (Marden) Monteiro, father of Roque William "Billy" Monteiro and Marie A. Monteiro, brother of Albert R. Monteiro. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Saturday at 8:30. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Rural Cemetery. 

METHOT -- (Grenier) Passed on in Oneonta, NY Dec.26, 1995 Vivian (Grenier) Methot. Age 83. Residence 61 Maple St., Oneonta, NY and 56 Highland Ave., Westport, Ma Widow ofLucien G. Methot. Funeral from the HEBERT-HATHAWAY FUNERAL HOME, 945 S. Main St. Fall River, Saturday, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m. with a Funeral Mass in St. George's Church, Highland Ave. Westport at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Rememberance may be sent to King Philip Community House Inc., 334 Tuttle St., Fall River, MA 02724. 

NELSON -- Passed away Dec. 25, 1995, Charles E. Nelson, husband of Ursula (Holt) Nelson, of Westport Point, in his 78th year. Memorial service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Westport Point United Methodist Church, Main Road, Westport. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Road, Westport. 

NEWTON -- Of New Bedford, Dec. 26, 1995, Elvira "Peggy" (Lage), 74, wife of the late George W. Newton, mother of Elaine R. Reggiani, sister of Euclides "Eukie" Lage, grandmother of Scott A. and Sheryl A. Wagner, great-grandmother of Ryan B. Wagner. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park St., New Bedford, Friday at 9. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church at 10. Visiting hours Thursday 3-7. Interment St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 208 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. 

SAVAGE -- Dec. 25, 1995, Madeline M., (Audette), 53, wife of Gilbert W. Savage. At the request of the family funeral services and interment will be private. The public is invited to attend calling hours Thursday ONLY 2-4 and 7-9. DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County Street, New Bedford. Ample lighted parking area at the rear of the funeral home. 

SILVA -- In this city, Dec. 26, 1995, Antonio C. Silva, 76, of New Bedford, husband of Adella (Slowik). Funeral from ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd. on Friday at 8 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Mary Church, New Bedford at 9 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. 

SMITH -- In Wareham, Dec. 24, 1995, Virginia M. (Jones) Smith wife of the late Harold F. Smith of Charlotte Furnace RD. Mother of Mary Taylor of Plainville, Nancy Clemishaw of Rochester, Eileen Smith and Michael Smith, both of Wareham. Sister of Mary Budden of Reading, Gertrude Bringham of Foxboro, Walter Jones of Stoneham and John Jones of Millis, grandmother to Jennifer Taylor. Funeral from the STOTT, CHAPMAN, COLE & GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 28) Wareham on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, Visiting will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9p.m. 


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