Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Simone B. Tardi
LYNN -- Simone B. (Gingras) Tardi, 88, formerly of New Bedford, died Saturday, April 13, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Omer Tardi and daughter of the late Adelard and Delia (Smith) Gingras.
She died at Union Hospital.
Born in Canada, she came to the United States at age 16 and lived in New Bedford most of her life before moving to Lynn 11 years ago.
While in New Bedford, she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and employed by the former Star Store as a sewing instructor for more than 20 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Lucille Halligan of Lynn; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Germaine Martel, Paul Gingras, Albert Gingras and Romeo Gingras.
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court, New Bedford.

Stephen W. Pierce
FAIRHAVEN -- Stephen W. Pierce, 48, died at home Wednesday, April 17, 1996, after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kathleen J. (Branco) Pierce and son of Joseph J. Pierce of New Bedford and the late Virginia T. (Kelly) Pierce.
Born in New Bedford, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. He was formerly employed by the Fairhaven Fire Department until 1981 and then by Teledyne-Rodney Metals until his illness.
Mr. Pierce was a Vietnam War Navy veteran.
Survivors include his widow; his father; three daughters, Kelly A. Souza-Simas, Kristan M. Miller and Karen L. Pierce, all of Fairhaven; a brother, Joseph J. Pierce Jr. of Falmouth; a sister, Ann P. LeCompte of Temecula, Calif.; a granddaughter; a grandson; several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Dean E. Fairclough
NEW BEDFORD -- Dean E. Fairclough, 40, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 16, 1996. He was the husband of Carol A. (Tremblay) Fairclough and son of William J. Fairclough of Wareham and the late Mary D. (Ehrke) Fairclough.
He died at San Lake Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
Born in Shreveport, La., he lived in New Bedford most of his life. He was formerly employed by Tremblay Bus Company as a motor coach driver for 20 years.
His hobby was miniature trains, which he enjoyed during his leisure time.
Survivors include his widow; his father; two sons, Daniel L. Fairclough of Wareham and Jonathan D. Fairclough of New Bedford; two brothers, William S. Fairclough and Alfred E. Fairclough, both of New Bedford; three sisters, Gaynel Lovell and Karen Soares, both of New Bedford and Charlene Letourneau of Florida; his paternal grandmother, Ema May Fairclough; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Maria J. Borges Lemos
TERCEIRA, Azores -- Maria J. Borges Lemos, 87, died at home Monday, April 15, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Jose Pedro Lemos and daughter of the late Jorge and Maria C. Borges.
A lifelong resident of Terceira, she was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church in Vila Nova.
Survivors include a daughter, Fatima Santos of New Bedford; a son, Jorge Borges Lemos of Terceira; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Maria Emelia Ramos and Jorginha Borges.
Arrangements were held in the Azores.

Victoria Wojtuszewski
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held for Victoria (Jablonski) Wojtuszewski, 85, who died Tuesday, April 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Walter P. Wojtuszewski and daughter of the late John and Victoria Jablonski.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident of this area.
Mrs. Wojtuszewski devoted much of her time to gardening and art work.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Terese S. Lafleur of New Bedford; a son, Walter Wojtuszewski Jr. of Fullerton, N.J.; a brother, Edward Jablonski of New Bedford; a sister, Alexandra Erzyk of New Bedford; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements were by Latham Funeral Home, 823 Brock Ave., New Bedford.

Theodore P. Mead
MAUI, Hawaii -- Theodore Pendleton Mead, 75, formerly of Marion and Westport Point, died at home unexpectedly Saturday, April 13, 1996, of cardiac arrest. He was the husband of Helen S. Mead and son of the late Harold A. and Rachel Pendleton Mead.
Born in Winsted, Conn., he completed undergraduate studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and received his master of arts and professional diploma at Columbia University Teachers College.
Mr. Mead was employed by Southeastern Massachusetts University, now UMass Dartmouth, as professor, chairman and dean of the College of Fine Arts for 30 years until his retirement in 1981.
After moving to Maui in 1992, Mr. Mead was active in the Maui Camera Club and was a founding member and docent at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Kimble P. Mead of Brooklyn; a sister, Caroline Briggs of Southbury, Conn., a nephew and two nieces.
Arrangements were by Bothwick-Bulgos Crematory, 105 Waiale Road, Wailuku, Hawaii.

Robert J. Sylvia
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held Tuesday for Robert J. Sylvia, 46, who died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, April 10, 1996. He was the former husband of Melody Ann (Davidson)
of Dartmouth and son of Theresa (Croker) Sylvia of New Bedford and the late Manuel Sylvia.
Born in Hartford, Conn., he lived in New Bedford most of his life.
Survivors include his mother; a son, Adam Furtado of New Bedford; a daughter, Christy Furtado of Indiana and a brother, Ronald Kennedy of New Bedford.
Arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth.
Due to information received by the funeral home, Mr. Sylvia's former wife was omitted from Wednesday's paper.

Ruth C. Fillmore, 91
MIDDLEBORO -- Ruth C. (Coleman) Fillmore, 91, died on Tuesday, April 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of A. Wilbur Fillmore and daughter of the late Emerson H. and Mary J. (Kelley) Coleman.
She died at the Bethesda at Evanswood in Kingston.
Born in Fitchburg, she moved to Bridgewater as a young girl and graduated from Bridgewater High School and Brockton Business School. She was employed by MacMaster, Hunt and Nutter lawyers and also by Fletcher and Parris lawyers of Bridgewater for more than 50 years as a legal secretary.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro.
Mrs. Fillmore and her husband were married for 45 years prior to his death.
Survivors include a brother, Emerson H. Coleman of Plymouth; two sisters, Mary J. Wilbur of Bridgewater and Bertha Fitzpatrick of West Warwick, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Agnes G. Smart and Sidney B. Coleman.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro.

Lionel J. Coulombe
NEW BEDFORD -- Lionel J. Coulombe, 82, died Wednesday, April 17, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Albina B. (Robitaille) Coulombe and son of the late Origene and Leona (Ethier) Coulombe.
He died at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center in Fall River.
Born in Canada, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life before entering the nursing home and was formerly employed by various local boats as a fisherman.
Mr. Coulombe was a member of the New Bedford Fishing Fleet. He and his wife would have been married 54 years this Saturday.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Muriel A. Lanouette of Westport; two sons, Richard L. Coulombe and Roger A. Coulombe of New Bedford; nine brothers, Wilfred Coulombe and Laurier Coulombe of New Bedford, Jean Coulombe of Taunton, Lucien Coulombe of Fall River, Gerard Coulombe of Vineyard Haven, Roger Coulombe of Easton, Maurice Coulombe of Coldchester, Conn., Donald Coulombe of Norwood and Roland Coulombe of Ridgewood, New York; five sisters, Annette Phenix and Therese Phenix of Fall River, and Lucille LaFrance, Rita Dupont and Yvette Fenton of New Bedford; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Antone Moura
NEW BEDFORD -- Antone "Tony" Moura, 71, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 16, 1996. He was the husband of Pearl (Frates) Moura and son of the late Domingos and Laura (Ferreira) Moura.
He died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was formerly employed by Rodney Metals for 33 years as a maintenance person until his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Moura and his wife had been married for 46 years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid hockey fan.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Dennis Moura of South Dartmouth, Ronald Moura of Fairhaven and Russell Moura of New Bedford; two daughters, Patricia De Simas of New Bedford and Nancy Moura of Rochester; three brothers, Joseph Moura of Fairhaven, Mack Moura of New Bedford and Louis Moura of California; two sisters, Mary Martins of New Bedford and Tina Machado of Colorado; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Don Clayton, at 70
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Don Clayton, whose orange and green Putt-Putt miniature golf courses helped spawn an international pastime, died yesterday at 70.
Mr. Clayton was an insurance executive under doctor's orders to get some rest in 1954 when he tried his hand at creating a miniature golf course that relied on skill rather than luck.
He built Putt-Putt Golf and Games into a multimillion-dollar industry with 265 courses around the United States and in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Canada and South Africa.
"Our product's very simple," Mr. Clayton said in 1994. "We sell happiness. And we don't put it in a bottle, and you don't have a hangover the next day."
His ventures didn't stop at miniature golf. He built centers with video arcades, bumper boats, batting cages and go-cart raceways. He even licensed toys, including a Putt-Putt Speedway manufactured by Mattel.
Mr. Clayton began holding annual Putt-Putt golf tournaments in Fayetteville in 1956, offering cars and bicycles as prizes, and created a professional organization in 1959. This year, the Professional Putters Association tournament will have a purse of $180,000, said Bobby Owens, president of Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America.
All miniature golf isn't Putt-Putt. Putt-Putt, which the pros say requires more skill, generally uses hills and geometric obstacles to challenge putters. Players use a white, steel-center ball that does not ricochet.
The early games, with obstacles such as a swaying barn door and windmills, changed as the company reacted to its customers' preferences.
Donna Clayton Lloyd took over as chairman after her father retired at 69.
"The Clayton family accepts your sympathy and hopes that every time a hole-in-one is scored at our courses, Don's life's work will be remembered," Mr. Owens said in a statement.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Barbara D. Wilson
MIDDLEBORO -- Barbara D. (Tibbetts) Wilson, 67, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Earlin E. Wilson and daughter of the late Paul Anderson and Lillian Tibbetts.
She died at Morton Hospital in Taunton.
A lifelong resident of Middleboro, she was formerly employed by Ben Howe's Chicken House and more recently for Huckleberry Chicken House as a waitress before her retirement.
She was an avid bingo player and card player.
Survivors include her widower; five sons, William J. Wilson of Middleboro, Earlin E. Wilson Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., and Ronald S. Wilson, Paul D. Wilson and Terry S. Wilson, all of Middleboro; two daughters, Ellen M. Enos and Patricia J. Morgan, both of Middleboro; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Florence Braga, 98
NEW BEDFORD -- Florence (Brennan) Braga, 98, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Sylvester M. Braga and daughter of the late Edward and Bridget (Boylan) Brennan.
She died at Mariner Healthcare of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Born in Locust Gap, Pa., she lived in New Bedford most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church and formerly employed by the Kilburn and Wamsutta mills as a weaver.
Survivors include a sister, Mary B. Winterson of New Bedford and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Stanley H. Hull
MIDDLEBORO -- Stanley H. Hull, 77, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 17, 1996, of natural causes. He was the husband of M. Jean (Lacharite) Hull and son of the late Harry W. and Alice H. (Tisdale) Hull.
He died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
He was born in Lakeville and lived in Middleboro most of his life, where he graduated Middleboro Memorial High School in 1937.
He was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, District 7, as a bridge painter and welder until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Hull was a World War II army sergeant, first class, a holder of the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, European Theater of Operation Ribbon, three battle stars, Victory Medal, the Bronze Star and a Citation from the Battle of Colmar. After the war he joined the 483rd engineer battalion, U.S. Army Reserves in Taunton, where he remained until his military retirement in 1965.
He was a member of May Flower Lodge, A.F. & A.M., 32nd Degree Mason of Valley of Southeastern Mass. Consistory, and a Shriner with Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Middleboro Lodge of Elks, and the John Glass Post 2188 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Bruce E. Hull of Lakeville and Paul D. Hull of Taunton; and two granddaughters.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., Middleboro.

Robert S. Mulroy
CHONBURI, THAILAND -- Robert S. Mulroy, 48, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 19, 1996, while working in Thailand. He was the son of Patricia H. (Carney) Mulroy of New Bedford and the late John F. Mulroy Jr.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford and Vermont most of his life.
He was employed by East-West Freight Company as a courier.
Mr. Mulroy was a member of many environmental organizations, including Save The Whales and Adopt a Whale.
He was a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1965 and received his associate's degree in art from Cape Cod Community College and was president of the student union.
Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Kathryn R. Mulroy of Sandwich and Anne E. Balcon of Forestdale; two nieces; and several cousins and aunts.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Arthur Morrison Jr.
WAREHAM -- Arthur Morrison Jr., 80, died Wednesday, April 17, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Ethel E. (Whetworth) Morrison and son of the late Arthur and Lucy (Besse) Morrison Sr.
He died at Tobey Hospital.
He was born in Wareham and graduated from Wareham High School.
He was employed by Fore River Shipyard in Quincy as a pipefitter before becoming the owner of Gateway Heating in Wareham. He ran his own business for 20 years until his retirement in 1972.
Mr. Morrison was active in the Wareham Little League baseball program, where he served as coach and manager for various teams. He also served as Park Commissioner for the Town of Wareham.
He was a member of the Social Harmony Masonic Lodge, the Elks Lodge, and the Redmen and the Kiwanis Club, all of Wareham.
Survivors include five sons, Michael A. Morrison, Robert D. Morrison, Peter A. Morrison, John W. Morrison and David J. Morrison, all of Wareham; two sisters, Gwendolen Flint of Buzzards Bay and Jean Jenkins of Rockville, Md.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.

John Amaral Furtado
NEW BEDFORD -- John Amaral Furtado, 45, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Alfred and Rose (Morgado) Furtado of New Bedford.
He died at Medi Plex of New Bedford.
He was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal and lived in this area most of his life, where he was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
He was formerly employed by Madeira Twin Fashion Clothing Mfg. as a presser until his illness.
Mr. Furtado was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
Survivors include his parents; a son, John A. Furtado of S. Dartmouth; two brothers, Alfred Furtado of New Bedford and Benny Furtado of Fairhaven; a sister, Lena Cosme of S. Dartmouth; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Harold E. Goodwin
LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Harold E. Goodwin, 87, died Thursday, April 18, 1996. He was the husband of Lucy (Giaccaglia) Goodwin and son of the late Edward and Rose (Smith) Goodwin.
He died at Hospice of Palm Beach County, W. Palm Beach, Fla.
He was born in Plymouth and attended Plymouth schools.
He was employed by the Plymouth Country Club for 17 years as a golf professional and The Haverhill Country Club for 19 years.
Mr. Goodwin was a life member of the Professional Golfers Association for 50 years and his golf winnings include the Hornblower Memorial 1942, Pro-Pro Championship 1958, plus several local and sectional events. He was mostly known for his expertise in Golf instuction and development of the areas finer players.
He and his wife were married for 63 years.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Gerry A. Goodwin of Kingston; a daughter, Joanne Goodwin of Haverhill; a brother, Thomas Goodwin of Plymouth; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Richard Davis Funeral Homes, Inc. 373 Court Street, 619 State Road, Plymouth.

Hebert A. Sullivan
DARTMOUTH -- Funeral services were held yesterday for Hebert A. Sullivan, 71, of North Dartmouth, who died Wednesday April 17, 1996, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Sandra K. (Lima) and son of the late Ellis (Hill) and Hebert A. Sullivan.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Petersburg, Indiana he lived in the New Bedford/Dartmouth area most of his life and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church. He was employed by Shawmut Bank as a building superintendent until his retirement.
Mr. Sullivan was a World War II Navy veteran, a Korean War veteran and a Vietnam War veteran serving his country from 1942 to 1971.
Survivors include his widow; five children; Neil J. Sullivan of North Dartmouth and Martha J. Sullivan of Westport, Patricia A. Daigle and Paul F. Sullivan, both of Acushnet and Leo C. Sullivan of New Bedford; a sister, Patricia A. Brown of New Albany, Ind.; three granddaughters; and two nieces.
He was also the father of the late Wayne A. Sullivan.
Arrangement are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Raymond A. Lavoie
FALL RIVER -- Raymond A. Lavoie, 78, of 415 Ames St., formerly of Wilbur Street, died Friday, April 19, 1996. He was the beloved friend of Alice (Lysyj) Surprenant of Fall River and son of the late Joseph and Delia (Emard) Lavoie.
He died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he was employed by Sterling Beverage and J.J. Taylor, Westport, as a truck driver for many years.
Mr. Lavoie was an avid golfer and a member of the Teamsters Union, New Bedford, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Fall River.
Survivors include his beloved friend; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Evariste "Babe" Lavoie, Aime "Cookie" Lavoie, William Lavoie, Leo Lavoie, Omer Lavoie and Clara Dupre.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Frank Mello
NEW BEDFORD -- Frank Mello, 51, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Julietta (Tavares) Mello and son of the late Shirley (Gregoire) and Frank Mello.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he formerly was employed by Builders Square as a salesman.
Survivors include his widow; two stepsons, Roland A. Guillette of New Bedford and Timothy A. Guillette of Acushnet; a stepdaughter, April Lynn Guillette of New Bedford; two sisters, Rosemary Vieira and Linda Mello, both of New Bedford; a half sister, Karen Frias of New Bedford; a half brother, Joseph Frias Jr. of New Bedford; and a grandson.
Arrangments are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Barbara T. Johnson
ROCHESTER -- Barbara T. (Tinkham) Johnson, 68, died at home Thursday, April 18, 1996. She was the wife of Allen R. Johnson and daughter of the late Louis H. and Doris (Dexter) Tinkham.
She was born in Mattapoisett, where she lived before moving to Rochester 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the Congregational Church.
Mrs. Johnson was a 1946 graduate of Fairhaven High School and was active with the Cub Scouts and scouting in Rochester.
She and her husband would have been married 48 years on May 29.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Lisa J. Rodriguez of Fairhaven; a son, Kevin A. Johnson of Contoocook, N.H.; two sisters, Thelma Denham of Mattapoisett and Florida and Allison Fleurent of Farmington, Maine; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Harold Clark
FAIRHAVEN -- Harold "Clarke" Clark, 76, of Farmfield Street, died Thursday, April 18, 1996. He was the widower of Mary (Carvalho) Clark and son of the late Lucy ( Buell) and Stanton Browning Clark.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fairhaven, he was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and was employed by Revere Copper and Brass in the maintenance department for more than 43 years until he retired in 1981.
Survivors include a sister, Lillian Gaj of Fairhaven; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Peter Clark and Alvin Clark.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.

Thelma M. Costa
MATTAPOISETT -- Thelma M. Costa, 81, of Brandt Island Road, died at home Thursday, April 18, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Antone F. Costa Sr. and daughter of the late Nathan Briggs Ellis and Cora May Frances (Savage) Ellis.
Born in Acushnet, she was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett and attended the Parting Ways School. She was formerly employed by Nashewena Mills, then by the Aerovox Corporation as an assembler until her retirement in 1981.
Mrs. Costa and her husband celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Dec. 22, 1995.
Survivors include her widower; five daughters, Lois E. Augustine and Bertha M. Folger, both of Acushnet, Bernice F. Hanrahan of East Providence, Charlene M. Cabral of West Wareham and Muriel E. Shepherd of Taunton; a son, Antone F. Costa Jr. of New Bedford; a brother, Harold Ellis of New Bedford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Ethel Taves, Annie Sawler, Bertha Ellis and Everett Ellis.
Arrangements are by Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.

Bertha P. Dyl
FALL RIVER -- Bertha P. Dyl, 82, died unexpectedly at the home of her son Friday, April 19, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Was) Dyl.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and was employed by the former Schnierson & Sons of Fall River for 30 years until her retirement in 1975.
Miss Dyl was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union of America.
Survivors include a son, Robert D. Snow of North Dartmouth; two sisters, Louise Rybka and Stella Dyl, both of Fall River; three brothers, Walter Dyl and Louis Dyl, both of Fall River, and Fred Dyl of Woonsocket, R.I.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Boyko Memorial Funeral Home, 709 Broadway (Rt. 138).

Irene J. St. Onge
NEW BEDFORD -- Irene Jeannette St. Onge, 72, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Phillippe and Adelle (Cournoyer) St. Onge.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Theresa Church and formerly employed by Aerovox for 30 years as a winder. She then worked for Coyne Laundry for 15 years until her retirement.
Miss St. Onge was a member of St. Theresa Seniors, St. Anthony Seniors, and the Royal Travelers.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed knitting and was an avid bingo player.
Survivors include a sister, Doris A. Bastarche of New Bedford; a nephew; two nieces; and a great nephew.
Arrangements are by Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Wanda Kuliga
NEW BEDFORD -- Wanda (Kosztyla) Kuliga, 89, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, April 16, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph Kuliga and daughter of the late Frank and Katarzyna (Sypek) Kosztyla.
She died at Falmouth Nursing Home.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Kuliga of Cape Cod; a brother, Camille Kosztyla of New Bedford; a sister, Izabelle Kosztyla of Falmouth; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late George Kuliga and sister of the late Leocardia Boulet.
Arrangements were by Schick Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd.

Fannie M. Mott
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held for Fannie Marie (Arsenault) Mott, 71, who died Friday, April 19, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Albert Mott, former wife of Philip Masonoff of Florida, and daughter of the late Ferdinand and Lillian (Rollins) Arsenault.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in this area most of her life and was a member of the Methodist Church. She formerly was employed by Goodyear, Chamberlain Manufacturing, and then by several local seafood processors as a trimmer and packer until her retirement.
Mrs. Mott devoted many hours to crocheting and other handwork.
Survivors include three sons, Philip Masonoff Jr. of South Carolina, Ferdinand Masonoff and Christopher Masonoff, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Lillian Katsules of New Bedford; a brother, Ferdinand J. Arsenault of Fairhaven; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Hazel Reis and Priscilla Sabatowski.
Arrangements were by Latham Funeral Home, 823 Brock Ave.

Alice D. Savastano
WAREHAM -- Alice D. (Gallerani) Savastano, 82, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of John J. Savastano of Wareham and the daughter of the late Louis and Delmina (Borghatti) Savastano.
She died at Tobey Hospital.
Born in Wareham, she graduated from Wareham High School in 1932.
She was employed by the former McLellan Department Store of Wareham as a clerk as well as Howes Insurance Company of Wareham. She was also employed by Decas Cranberry Company as a screener for 20 years.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Jack W. Savastano of Wareham; two sisters, Annie Borghi of Wareham and Martina Driscoll of Attleboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway.

Arthur J. Sylvia
NEW BEDFORD -- Arthur J. Sylvia, 78, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Germaine (Germano) Sylvia and son of the late Mary F. (Augusta) and Manuel J. Sylvia.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
He was employed by the New Bedford School Department as a custodian at Roosevelt Junior High School until his retirement.
Mr. Syliva was a member of the Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a recipient of a Purple Heart.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Wayne Sylvia of Salisbury, Md.; a daughter, Nancy L. Martin of Taunton; two sisters, Mary Tavares and Zulmira Pacheco, both of New Bedford; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.


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