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Maria L. Monteiro
NEW BEDFORD -- Maria L. "Bia" Monteiro, 86, died at home Thursday, April 11, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Joao G. Nedio and daughter of the late Manuel L. and Babbina M. (Macedo) Barboza.
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde, she moved to New Bedford in 1986. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, Antonio G. Nedio of New Bedford and Antonio S. Amado of Praia, Cape Verde; two daughters, Naomi N. Macedo and Maria G. Nedio, both of New Bedford; a brother, Francisco L. Monteiro of Fogo, Cape Verde; two sisters, Anna L. Monteiro of Fogo, Cape Verde, and Leopordina Monteiro of New Bedford, 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Jeffrey P. King
NEW BEDFORD -- Funeral services will be held this morning for Jeffrey Paul King, 41, who died Tuesday, April 9, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Cathy (Moniz) King and son of Edmund King of New Bedford and the late Bernice (Santos) King.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in this area all of his life. He was formerly employed by area restaurants as a cook.
Survivors include his widow; his father and nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Brian King.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.
Due to an editor's error, Mr. King's obituary was omitted Thursday.

Roland Ferguson
NEW BEDFORD -- Roland "Roy" Ferguson, 36, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Roland B. "Fergie" and Lorraine (Barrett) Ferguson of New Bedford.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. He formerly was employed as a longshoreman.
Mr. Ferguson was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association, Local 1314 and 1465 for many years.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Lamont Ferguson of New Bedford; two daughters, Roi Bryttney Ferguson of New Bedford and LaShawnna Hazard of Smithfield, R.I.; two brothers, Blane Ferguson and Neil Ferguson, both of New Bedford; his longtime companion, Tami Perry of New Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Mary Reid of Buffalo, N.Y.; four nieces and a nephew and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was the grandson of the late Virginia Barrett.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Pamela R. Stinnet
MILTON, Fla. -- Pamela R. (Wilson) Stinnet, 52, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, March 26, 1996. She was the daughter of Robert Wilson of Florida and A. Ruth (Barlows) Wilson-Sherman of New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the Dighton-Rehoboth area for many years before moving to Florida in 1991. She was a self-employed antique dealer until her death.
Mrs. Stinnet was an avid lover of animals, both domestic and wild. She was a licensed driver for tractor trailer rigs and 18 wheelers and crossed the highways and byways many times in this great country.
Survivors include her parents; a son, Edward S. Carter of Florida; a daughter, Lynn R. Carter of Somerset; a brother, Robert Wilson of New Bedford; four grandchildren and a niece.
Local arrangements are by the Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St., New Bedford.

Manuel Pacheco
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel Pacheco, 87, of Central Avenue, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, April 10, 1996. He was the widower of Maria dos Anjos daCosta Pimentel and son of the late Virginio and Maria da Gloria (Almeida) Pacheco.
Born in Agua d'Alto, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, he lived in New Bedford for 28 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include seven daughters, Adelina Cordeiro, Eberia Rua, Natalia Bolarinho and Fatima Tavares, all of New Bedford, Ligia Tavares and Erondina Cordeiro, both of Acushnet, and Aldora Dias of San Joaquim Valley, Calif.; a brother, Ernesto Pacheco of Sao Miguel; three sisters, Virginia Pacheco and Maria Pacheco, both of Sao Miguel, and Ermelinda Pacheco of Canada, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

Mary Pombo
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary (Rogers) Pombo, 80, formerly of Acushnet, died Thursday, April 11, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Hannibal Pombo.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Vineyard Haven, she lived in this area for most of her life and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was formerly employed by States Nightwear and Calvin Clothing as a presser.
Survivors include her widower; a son, George Pombo of Seekonk; a daughter, Joyce Stella of Raynham; four brothers, Manuel Rogers of California, George Rogers, John Rogers and Frank Rogers, all of Martha's Vineyard; five sisters, Alice Duncan of California, Lydia Silva of Connecticut, Olga Pangakos of Acushnet, Gloria Cory of Dartmouth and Eleanor Luce of Martha's Vineyard, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

John F. Harrington
NEW BEDFORD -- John Francis Harrington, 80, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, April 11, 1996. He was the husband of Edna B. (Kershaw) Harrington and son of the late Michael and Roseanne (Higgins) Harrington.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a graduate of New Bedford High School and formerly employed by Mullins Freezer on the waterfront as a manager for 20 years until they closed. He then became associated with Hoyt Manufacturing of Westport for 20 years and retired as parts sales manager. He was a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, John Joseph Harrington of New Bedford and Mark Stephen Harrington of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Nancy Harrington of New Bedford; a sister, Mary Hathaway of New Bedford; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was the brother of the late Joseph A. Harrington.
Arrangements are by Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Francis R. Gilbert
WESTPORT -- Francis R. Gilbert, 64, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, April 11, 1996. He was the son of the late Francis and Claira (Coulter) Gilbert.
Born in Brockton, he lived in Westport for most of his life and was formerly employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Welfare Department as a manager in both Fall River and New Bedford. He received a bachelor of arts from Northeastern University and a masters degree in education from Bridgewater State College.
Mr. Gilbert was in the Naval Air Reserves for over 30 years and was an avid pilot.
Survivors include a brother; Charles Gilbert of West Bridgewater; a sister, Shirley Bonnett of Brockton; beloved friend, Mary McGough, with whom he lived; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Bernard M. Westgate
YARMOUTH -- Bernard Malcolm Westgate, 75, of West Yarmouth, died Thursday, April 11, 1996. He was the husband of Pauline Marie (Morin) Westgate for 45 years.
He died at Eagle Pond Rehabilitation and Living Center, Dennis.
Born and raised in Dartmouth, he lived in Lakeville before moving to West Yarmouth in 1966. He was employed by Baystate Piping, Hyannis for 33 years as a foreman until his retirement in 1985.
Mr. Westgate was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Barry Alan Westgate of West Yarmouth; a brother, Harvey Westgate of Lakeville; a sister, Phoebe Reynolds of East Freetown and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

Florida Ward
FAIRHAVEN -- Florida (Lafond) Ward, 87, formerly of Hedge Street, died Thursday, April 11, 1996. She was the widow of J. Elmer Ward and daughter of the late Lucien and Marie (Lewis) Lafond.
She died at Alden Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident of the Greater New Bedford area and a communicant of St. James Church. She was employed by Pop's Luncheon at Smith Mills as a cashier until her retirement.
Survivors include two sisters Cora Chase of Hartford, Conn., and Juliette Newton of Falmouth; a brother, Armand Lafond of New Bedford and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Merna C. Swenson
KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Merna C. (Derby) Swenson, 71, formerly of Wareham, died Monday April 8, 1996, after a short illness. She was the wife of Samuel Ott Swenson and daughter of the late Ethel (Wright) and Ralph F. Derby Sr.
She died at Brandywine Medical Center in Downingtown, Pa.
Born in Brunswick, Maine where she was raised she lived in Wareham, East Bridgewater and moved to Key Largo, Florida in 1986. She was a partner in the family business Ott's Yottis in Wareham from 1971 to 1986 until her retirement in 1986. During the 1960's she was a draftsperson for Atlantic Research Corp. in Hanover. She has also been a distributor with her husband, for Stanley home products, and Tupperware during the 1950's in Worcester.
Mrs. Swenson was educated at Brunswick Public Schools and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She was an avid reader, and was also well traveled, having toured all of the fifty states, as well as Europe and Africa. She enjoyed artistic pursuits such as painting, and needlework. Her crafts will remain as cherished memories of her.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Diane S. Kinkaid of Downington, Pa.; two sons, David W. Swenson of Wareham and Eric D. Swenson of Norton; a brother, Ralph F. Derby Jr., of Block Island, R.I. and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., Norton.

Mary G. Morris, 92
FAIRHAVEN -- Mary G. (Botelho) Morris, 92, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Frank Morris and daughter of the late Joseph and Palmira (DeJesus) Botelho.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, she lived in Fairhaven for most of her life and was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, Fairhaven. She was employed as a stitcher for Colonial Textile for many years until her retirement in 1964.
Mrs. Morris was a member of the Legion of Mary and the Golden Agers Club, both of St. Mary Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Regina Riding and Mary Ann Boucher, both of Fairhaven; a son, William Morris of Holyoke, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchil-dren and a great-great-grandchild.
She was the mother of the late Gilbert Morris, Gloria Ascolese and Frank Morris Jr. and sister of the late Manuel Botelho.
Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

Muriel Meyer, 92
MATTAPOISETT -- Muriel (Shelbourne) Meyer, 92, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Julius Meyer and daughter of the late Ernest and Augusta (Wren) Shelbourne.
She died at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
Born on Staten Island, N.Y., she lived in Chester, N.J., most of her life before moving to Mattapoisett 14 years ago. She attended the First Congregational Church.
She was a graduate of Nutley High School in Nutley, N.J.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Friendly Harbor Day Care and a volunteer at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. She was an avid seamstress and knitter and enjoyed crafts.
Survivors include two daughters, Dolores M. Winkler of Mattapoisett and Barbara A. Regan of Taylor, S.C.; a son, Robert C. Meyer of Lyme, Conn.; a brother, Hugh Shelbourne of California; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Elaine Griswold.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.

Beatrice Waters
YARMOUTH, Maine -- Beatrice (Shannon) Waters, 76, of Spruce Point Road, Cousins Island, died unexpectedly Friday, April 12, 1996. She was the widow of John M. Anderson II and wife of Richard P. Waters Jr. of Cousins Island and the daughter of Dr. Clarence and Edith M. (Holmes) Shannon.
She died at Portland Hospital.
She was born in Lexington and was a graduate of Lexington High School and Edgewood Park College in New York State.
Mrs. Waters was a friend of the Falmouth Foreside Community Church, Falmouth Foreside, Maine, and was a member of the Portland Yacht Club.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed gardening, reading, sailing and traveling. She and her husband Richard had been married for 25 years.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, John M. Anderson III of Mattapoisett and Jeffrey S. Anderson of Columbia, Md.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Susan R. Comstock of Weston, Vt., Mrs. Joan W. Miller of Boulder, Colo., Mrs. Diana W. Baysinger of Chandler, Ariz., and Mrs. Sally W. Hunt of Yarmouth; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Morse of Concord; and 12 grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Lindquist Funeral Home, 37 Portland St.

Jill Gallison
MARION -- Jill (Blackman) Gallison, 70, died at home unexpectedly, Friday, April 12, 1996. She was the wife of Davis T. Gallison Jr. MD of Marion and the daughter of the late John F. and Helen (Fultz) Blackman.
She was born in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1943. She graduated from Edgewood Park Jr. College in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. in 1945. She moved to Marion in 1957.
She was employed by Filene's Department Store in Boston as an assistant buyer.
Mrs. Gallison was a former member of the Kittanset Club and the Beverly Yacht Club, both in Marion.
She and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Feb. 2.
Survivors include her widower; three daughters, Mrs. Roger L. Drinkwater of Marion, Dr. Melissa Gallison of Pittsford, N.Y., and Robin Ann Lake of Santa Monica, Calif.; two sons, Davis T. Gallison III of Duxbury and Andrew J. Gallison of Wareham; three brothers, John F. Blackman Jr. of Belmont, David Blackman of Gloucester and Peter J. Blackman of Naples, Maine; and four grandchildren.
Arrangments are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.

Robert W. Ferguson, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Robert Whitman Ferguson, 92, formerly of Westport Point, died Friday, April 12, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Kathryn (Davis) Ferguson of New Bedford and son of the late George T. and Gertrude (Whitman) Robinson.
He died at The Oaks.
Born and raised in New Bedford, he lived in Westport Point for 20 years and also lived in Boston and Weymouth before moving back to New Bedford 10 years ago. He was a member of Westport United Methodist Church.
He was employed by Devon Service of Boylston Street in Boston as an interior decorator for corporate offices and presidential suites.
He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, attended the Swain School of Design in New Bedford and was a member of the Whaling Museum and the Wamsutta Club.
A talented painter, he exhibited at many art shows, was active with the Westport Art Group and the Bierstadt Art Society and exhibited works at the Wamsutta Club and St. Luke's Hospital.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Donald Davis Ferguson of Guildhall, Vt.; three grandchildren, Kathryn D. LeBlanc, Heather M. Urso and Robin P. McCleary; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Albert S. Avila
NEW BEDFORD -- Albert S. Avila, 86, died at home Friday, April 12, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Mary (d'Araujo) Avila and son of the late Joseph S. and Guilhermina (Augusta) Avila.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
He was employed by the Butler Mill, the Waldorf Restaurant, the Bridge Diner and Art Perry's Diner. For 27 years, he was a cook at the Wamsutta Club, where he was known for his little neck bars. After retiring, he delivered corporate travel documents for Friendship Travel Inc.
Mr. Avila served in the U.S. Army from October 1943 to May 1946. He received a commendation and campaign medal for training Brazilian Troops in Portuguese. He fought as a sharpshooter in campaigns in the Pro Valley, the Apennine Mountains, Livergnano, Anzio, Rome and the Arno River with the Third Battalion of the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division. He received a field promotion to First Lieutenant. Mr. Avila earned the World War II Victory Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, a 361st Infantry January '45 Distinguished Unit Badge, a Purple Heart and a Bronze Service Star.
He was a member of the AARP and the American Legion, Post 1, and was a life member of the 361st Infantry Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Ann Avila of New Bedford; a brother, Antone Avila of New Bedford; a nephew; several godchildren, cousins and grandnephews.
He was the brother of the late Joseph Avila, Arthur "Chief" Avila, Theophilo "Mickey" Avila, Mary Mello and Guilhermina Avila.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Leonard George Cejka
FAIRHAVEN -- Leonard George Cejka, 78, died Friday, April 12, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Bernice R. (St. Germain) Cejka and son of the late George and Helen (Pyteraf) Cejka.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Fairhaven the past 50 years and was a communicant of St. Mary Church, where he served as Eucharist minister.
He was employed by the New England Telephone Company for 32 years and was a supervisor and instructor for 11 years until he retired.
Mr. Cejka was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and was a member of the Fairhaven American Legion; Damien Council 4191, Knights of Columbus, and the 4th Degree Bishop Cassidy Assembly. He was the past grand knight for four years and was one of the originators of the "Men of the Sacred Heart" of Fairhaven.
He was a past scout master of Troop 24 at St. Joseph Church and of Troop 12 at the New Bedford YMCA. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. In his leisure time, he enjoyed cooking and being involved in different organizations.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Marks of Naperville, Ill., and Donna Barrows of Fairhaven; two brothers, Arnold T. Cejka and Rodney M. Cejka, both of Fairhaven; a sister, Barbara Dufrane of Fairhaven; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; a niece; and three nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Frithjof Holstrom
FAIRHAVEN -- Frithjof "Fritz" Holstrom, 77, died Saturday, April 13, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sarah (Furtado) LeBlanc-Holstrom.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Skudenes, Norway, and lived in New Bedford before moving to Fairhaven 32 years ago.
He was employed on various fishing vessels as a fisherman until his retirement and was a member of the Fisherman's Union.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Joanne Holstrom of New York; four step-sons, Edgar LeBlanc of West Wareham, George LeBlanc of Zephyrhills, Fla., Donald LeBlanc of Fort Myers, Fla., and Gerald LeBlanc of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

Carolyn Merola, 97
FALL RIVER -- Carolyn Merola R.N., 97, of 480 Anthony St., died Friday, April 12, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Domenico and Genoeffa (Mollo) Merola.
She died at the Southpointe Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
She was born in Barrington, R.I., and came to Fall River in her youth. She was a lifelong communicant of St. William Church.
She was employed by Miriam Hospital in Providence and Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I., as a registered nurse and for many years did private duty nursing.
Ms. Merola was a graduate of Durfee High School and the former Union Hospital School of Nursing. She was the oldest member of the Union Hospital Alumni Association.
Survivors include five sisters, Ermine Merola of Fall River, Helen Patota of Swansea, Florence Steel of Fall River, Bella Flanagan of Somerset and Alice Merola of Fall River; a brother, Ronaldo Merola of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Mary Sperduti, Charles Merola and Hilda McGraw.
Arrangements are by the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 5550 Locust St.

Paul Thomas Perkins
EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Paul Thomas Perkins, 71, of 2351 Ridgewood Ave. and Barrington, R.I., died at his Florida home Tuesday, April 9, 1996. He was the husband of Dorothy (Byron) Perkins of Edgewater and Barrington and son of the late James E. and Mary L. (Roach) Perkins.
Born in Fall River, he was a resident of the North End of Fall River and a communicant of St. Joseph Church. For the past nine years he lived in Florida and maintained a home in Barrington. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Smyrna, Fla.
He was employed by New England Telephone Company in Boston as a telephone technician for 32 years.
Mr. Perkins was a graduate of Durfee High School and was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, James V. Perkins of Fall River; and a sister, Eleanor Grenon of New Bedford.
He was the brother of the late William H. Perkins.
Arrangements are by the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

Jessica W. Dubroff
PESCADERO, Calif. -- Jessica Whitney Dubroff, 7, died Thursday, April 11, 1996, in a plane crash. She was the daughter of Lisa Blair Hathaway and Lloyd Dubroff.
She died in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Born in Wareham, she followed her unique dream from "sea to shining sea." She worked on a nearby horse ranch while she was being educated at home. She donated half her income to sponsor a CCF child in India.
Jessica played the trumpet, piano and guitar. She took great joy in everything she did.
Survivors include her mother; a brother, Josh of Pescadero; a sister Jasmine of Pescadero; her maternal grandfather, Joseph W. Hathaway of Wareham; her maternal grandmother, Pauline Hathaway of Fitchburg; aunts and uncles Jeff and Janet Hathaway and Ben and Debby Hathaway, all of Wareham, Glenn and Joan Hathaway of Ashburnham and Marla Hathaway of California; several great aunts and great uncles in Wareham and Carver and 14 cousins.
Arrangements are by Miller-Dutra Funeral Home, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Manuel Andrews Jr.
WAREHAM -- Manuel Andrews Jr., 61, of Cranberry Highway, died at home Saturday, April 13, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Nancy (Monteiro) Andrews and the late Manuel and Catherine (Gomes) Andrews.
Born in Scituate, he was a lifelong resident of Wareham and attended Wareham schools. He was employed by the Regional Landfill in Wareham as a custodian for 25 years.
Mr. Andrews was a Korean Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Gerald Andrews of Wareham, Manuel Andrews III and Bradford Andrews, both of New Bedford; two daughters, Linda Leighton of West Wareham and Catherine Medeiros of New Bedford; two sisters, Rosalie Stewart and Mary Perry, both of Boston; two brothers, Domingo Andrews of Wareham and John Andrews of Carver; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Susan Andrews and brother of the late Dean Andrews.
Arrangements are by Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway.

Raymond J. Bisson
WESTPORT -- Raymond J. Bisson, 59, died accidentally Friday, April 12, 1996. He was the husband of Claudette (Duquette) Bisson and son of the late Alfred and Bernadette (Beauregard) Bisson.
Born in Fall River, he lived there most of his life before moving to Westport in 1986. He was a communicant of St. George Church for more than 10 years and was the owner of Bisson Oil Company, which started in 1961 and served the Fall River area.
Mr. Bisson was an avid boater.
Survivors include his widow; five daughters; Janet Souza of Westport, Tracy Brisbois of Swansea, Susan Cordery, Diane Fontaine and Robin Fastino, all of Fall River; five sons, Donald Bisson, Ronald Steadman Robert Bisson, Timothy Steadman, all of Fall River, and Albert Steadman of Glendale, R.I.; a sister, Rita Barrette of Kissimmee, Fla.; a brother, Roger Bisson of Kissimmee; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River.

Lewis R. Knight
MATTAPOISETT -- Lewis Reed Knight, 81, died unexpectedly Friday, April 12, 1996. He was the husband of Thelma V. (Roberts) Knight and son of the late George E.B. and Mildred (Reed) Knight.
He died at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born in Rochester, he lived in Mattapoisett for 58 years and attended the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. He was employed by Davidsons Meat Company of New Bedford as a salesman for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Knight was past master of the Pythagorean Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M., a shriner and member of the Aleppo Temple, and past patron of the Agawam Chapter 121, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Linda L. (Knight) Jester of Sudbury; three sons, Gardner R. Knight of Milton, Del., Ronald L. Knight of Rochester and Peter F. Knight of Mattapoisett; two brothers, Henry Knight of Wareham and George Knight of Rochester; three sisters, Mildred Martin, Helen Lukens and Althea Fearing, all of Rochester; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.

Margaret F. Miskell, 96
FALMOUTH -- Margaret F. (Collins) Miskell, 96, died Friday, April 12, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of James H. Miskell Jr.
She died at JML Care Center.
Born in Goleen, Ireland, she moved to New Bedford as a child and graduated from the St. Luke's School of Nursing as a registered nurse. During the 1930s, she was the head of admitting at St. Luke's Hospital and lived in Fairhaven for several years before moving to Falmouth during the 1940s. Until retirement several years ago, she was a private duty registered nurse.
She was a former parishoner of St. Patrick Church in Falmouth and St. Elizabeth Seton Church of North Falmouth.
Mrs. Miskell was a recipient of the Marion Medal in 1972 from the Diocese of Fall River in appreciation of her years of teaching religious education and assisting in parish activities.
Survivors include a sister, Hannah Feighery of Rockaway Point, N.Y.; a niece, Laura Hayman of South Dartmouth, another niece and five nephews.
Arrangements are by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes, 475 Main St.

Donald E. Cunningham
SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. -- Donald E. Cunningham, 62, died at home unexpectedly Monday, March 25, 1996. He was the husband of Victoria Cunningham of South Daytona and son of the late Wallace E. and Georgiana L. (McAfee) Cunningham.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in South Daytona the past nine years. He lived in Warwick, R.I., before moving to Florida.
Mr. Cunningham was self employed as a painter until his death and served in the Navy.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Stephen Cunningham, William Cunningham and Wallace Cunningham, all of Cranston, R.I.; two daughters, Donna Cunningham and Debra C. Lynch, both of Cranston; a sister, Irene J. Hale of South Daytona; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins of New Bedford.
He was the brother of the late Ruth Stringer and Robert E. Cunningham.
Arrangements were by the Dale Maloney Funeral Home, 4084 Halifax Dr., Port Orange, Fla.

Veriot Perry
FALL RIVER -- Veriot Perry, 66, of 84 Friendship St., died Friday, April 12, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Deolinda "Dee" (Fernandes) Perry and son of the late Manuel and Mariana (Pacheco) Perry.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Fall River and lived in the city most of his life.
He was employed by Zayres Department Store, now Ames, as a department manager for 23 years until his retirement in 1992.
He was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School with the Class of 1947.
He was a member of the Fall River Musicians Union Local No. 216 and served in the National Guards for seven years.
Mr. Perry was the leader and trumpet player for the Vin Perry Band, the house band for the Venus de Milo Restaurant, for more than 25 years.
Survivors include his widow; two sons Daniel Perry of Dartmouth and Robert "Bobby" Perry of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Morris of Fall River and Betty Ann Morris of Newport, R.I.; a sister, Louise Lizotte of Fall River; five grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements are by the A.F. Almeida Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St.

Margaret M. Walsh, 91
FALL RIVER -- Margaret M. (Kennedy) Walsh, 91, of 130 Canal St., formerly of 696 Locust St., died Thursday, April 11, 1996. She was the widow of John A. Walsh and daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (Cassidy) Kennedy.
She died at the Mariner Health Care Facility in New Bedford.
Born in Brattleboro, Vt., she lived in Fall River the past 55 years and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
She was a devoted friend and companion to many people throughout her life and was a prolific and avid reader of romance and mystery novels.
She was a member of the Miliken Apartment Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret A. Walsh of East Haven, Conn.; a son, John L. Walsh of Somerset; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late John Kennedy, Mary Dunlevy and Elizabeth Reynolds.
Arrangements are by the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St.

Viola Wheeler, 93
NEW BEDFORD -- Viola Wheeler, 93, died Friday, April 12, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Lewis Wheeler and daughter of the late Sylvian and Virginia (Casey) Hebert.
She died at Bedford Village Nursing Home.
She was born in Brunswick, Canada, and lived in New York and New Bedford most of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony Padua Church.
She was formerly employed by New Style Restaurant in New York as a waitress until her retirement.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Rosalie Peckham.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Ferdinanda Souto
NEW BEDFORD -- Ferdinanda "Ferdy" (Teles) Souto, 67, died at home unexpectedly, Saturday, April 13, 1996. She was the widow of Joseph S. Souto and daughter of the late Manuel J. and Felecidade (Freitas) Teles.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include four sons, Mark Souto of Acushnet, Daniel Souto, Shawn Souto and Michael Souto, all of New Bedford; three daughters, Patricia Brown of Fairhaven, Dawn Coons of Mechanicsville, Md., and Michelle Souto of Greenville, R.I.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Couto was the mother of the late Joseph Couto and sister of the late Manuel J. Teles II, Daniel Teles and Alice Bromstead.
Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

Arlene Quintin-Foley
NEW BEDFORD -- Arlene (Lewis) Quintin-Foley, 85, died at home unexpectedly Thursday, April 11, 1996. She was the widow of Armand Quintin and Ronald J. Foley and daughter of the late Henry and Isabel (Smith) Lewis.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a member of First Congregational Church at Lunds Corner.
Mrs. Foley was involved in the fishing industry all her life.
In addition to raising her two children, she also enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the children of close friends. She enjoyed helping and giving of herself to others.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith L. Pasquill of Fairhaven; two brothers, Henry Lewis of New Bedford and Alfred Lewis of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and the beloved Gushue family.
She was the mother of the late Thomas A. Quintin Sr.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.


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