Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Joseph Paiva, 91
FAIRHAVEN -- Joseph Paiva, 91, died at home Monday, April 22, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Anna (Marshall) Paiva and son of the late Manuel and Anna (Perreira) Paiva.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of the New Bedford/Fairhaven area. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Fairhaven.
He was employed by Torres the Barber as a barber for 17 years until his retirement.
Mr. Paiva was a member of St. Mary's Golden Agers Club and the former San Antonio Club.
Survivors include a foster daughter, Alice Solomon of Freemont, Calif.; a sister, Rose Salvador of Middleboro; four foster grandchildren and five foster great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the foster father of the late Eva Dias and brother of the late Ernest Paiva.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.
Due to information given to the funeral home, the numbers of foster grandchildren and foster great-grandchildren were incorrect in Tuesday's obituary.

Angelina Lopes, 98
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23, 1996, for Angelina (Antunes) Lopes, 98, of County Street, who died Sunday, April 21, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Manuel Mendes Lopes and daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Tavares) Antunes.
She died at home.
Born in Nabais, Gouveia, Portugal, she lived in New Bedford since 1911 and was formerly employed by the Kilburn Mill as a textile worker until her retirement in 1948.
Mrs. Lopes and her husband were married for 81 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Deolinda L. Sylvia of New Bedford and Lillian Travers of South Dartmouth; one brother, Benjamin Tavares of New Jersey; two sisters, Nazare Antunes and Incarnacao Pina, both of Portugal; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St.

Margaret G. Lariviere
FARMINGTON, N.Y. -- Margaret G. (O'Malley) Lariviere, 82, died Monday, April 22, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Leo P. Lariviere and daughter of the late John and Julia (Welch) O'Malley.
She died at Thompson Hospital in Canadaigua.
Born in New Bedford, she lived there and in Mattapoisett for many years before moving to New York in 1983. She was a former communicant of St. Anthony Church in Mattapoisett.
Survivors include a son, John J. Lariviere of Brooklyn; a daughter, Jane Antonsen of Farmington; a brother, Edmund O'Malley of Washington; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

John F. Burgo
NEW BEDFORD -- John F. Burgo, 89, formerly of 39 N. Sixth St., died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Amelia P. (Pina) Burgo and son of the late Ceazar and Candida (Lomba) Burgo.
He died at Sacred Heart Home.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Britain, Connecticut for 30 years before returning to New Bedford in 1977 after his retirement. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and was employed by New Britain Machine as a machinist until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Edythe McEwen of New Haven, Conn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Burgo was the father of the late John F. Burgo, Jr.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Charlotte E. Bickford
MIDDLEBORO -- Charlotte E. (Berry) Bickford, 85, died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Carroll E. Bickford and daughter of the late Clifton and Caroline (Norris) Berry.
She died at Morton Hospital in Taunton.
She was a lifelong resident of Middleboro and a graduate of Middleboro High School. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church and was formerly employed by the former Plymouth Shoe Factory as a shoe worker.
Mrs. Bickford was a member of the Middleboro Senior Citizens and also volunteered at the Middleboro Council on Aging for 25 years.
She enjoyed flowers, cats, birds and her family.
Survivors include a son, Ross C. Bickford of Middleboro; a daughter, Ruth E. Foye of Middleboro; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St.

Michael P. Vandal
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Michael P. Vandal, 42, formerly of Westport, died Friday, April 19, 1996. He was the son of Leo and Doris (Lavoie) Vandal of Marion.
He lived in Fort Lauderdale for 13 years, coming from Westport. After graduating from Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River in 1972, he went on to found and chair MASS Youth for Life before becoming a member of the board of directors of MASS Citizens for Life from 1973-74.
Two years later, he founded Management Assurance Corp. of Boston and in 1982, he received his bachelor of arts degree from St. John's Seminary College in Brighton, Mass.
In 1989, he founded Aegis Protective Services of Fort Lauderdale and was a member of A.S.I.S., Fort Lauderdale Chapter.
Survivors include his parents; six brothers, Lee, Gene, Lance, Leigh, James and Mark, all of Massachusetts; two sisters, Magdeleine and Dawn, both of Massachusetts;
his life partner, Paul Jaworski of Fort Lauderdale; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Infinity Cremations, Fort Lauderdale.

Alden F. Trull
FAIRHAVEN -- Alden F. Trull, 74, died Sunday, April 21, 1996. He was the widower of Rita (Everett) Trull and son of the late Carlton Cushing and Rosamond (Gifford) Trull.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fairhaven, he was a lifelong resident of the Fairhaven area and a member of the First Congregational Church where he served as treasurer and clerk for more than 20 years.
Mr. Trull was a World War II Army and Coast Guard veteran.
He was employed by Concordia Boatyard as the assistant treasurer for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1992 and he also was formerly employed by Davis & Tripp Boatyard for a few years after serving in the war.
He was a member of the Fairhaven Improvement Association, treasurer of the Fairhaven Grange for more than 40 years, treasurer for Boyscout Troop 55 in Fairhaven and an active member and treasurer of the Midtown Twirlers Square Dancing Group until recently.
Survivors include two sons, David E. Trull of Fairhaven and Alden F. Trull Jr. of Appleton, Maine; two grandsons; a dear friend, Helen Silva of Fairhaven; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the grandfather of the late Benjamin "Ben" Trull.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St.

Jose Teixeira
SELHARIZ, Portugal -- Jose Teixeira, 82, died Tuesday, April 16, 1996. He was the husband of Nair Da Costa Teixeira.
He died in Johansburg, South Africa.
A lifelong resident of Selhariz, he worked in agriculture and was a member of Igreja Matriz church.
Survivors include his widow; four daughters, Francelina Aguiar of South Africa, Fernanda Vaz of Switzerland, Adelaide DeSousa of New Bedford and Connie Martin of Fairhaven; three sons, Carmino Teixeira of New Bedford, Vergilio Teixeira of Dartmouth, and Jeorge Teixeira of Porto, Portugal; a sister, Maria Teixeira of Portugal; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were held in Portugal.

William J. Rose
NEW BEDFORD -- William J. Rose, 83, died Monday, April 22, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Alice (Silva) Rose and son of the late John J. and Mary (Braga) Rose.
He died at Mediplex.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and formerly employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Prudential Insurance as a salesman until his retirement.
Mr. Rose was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include four sisters, Josephine Viegas and Agnes Espinola, both of New Bedford, Katherine Bettencourt of Naples, Fla., and Helen Neves of Acushnet; two brothers, Manuel Rose of New Bedford and Lawrence Rose of Leesburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Charles Rose, John Rose and Mary Barrades.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Dorothy H. Rogers
FALL RIVER -- Dorothy H. (Souza) Rogers, 68, of 33 Quequechan St., died Monday, April 22, 1996. She was the widow of Joseph Rogers and daughter of the late Jules and Georgianna (Corriea)
Souza.
She died at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she moved to Fall River 38 years ago and was a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church.
Mrs. Rogers was a 1945 graduate of Fairhaven High School.
She was employed by I.D.D.I./Crystal Springs School in Assonet as a residential counselor for many years.
Mrs. Rogers was an avid card player who looked forward to holiday games with family and friends.
Survivors include three brothers, Donald Souza, Richard Souza and Roger Souza, all of New Bedford; several nieces and nephews, and two grand nieces.
She was the sister of the late William Souza and Raymond Souza.
Arrangements are by the Cherry Place home of Waring-Ashton & Coughlin-D.D. Sullivan-Driscoll, 178 Winter St.

Olga Gagnon
FAIRHAVEN -- Olga (Wanat) Gagnon, 71, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Maurice Gagnon and daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Kopacz) Wanat.
She died at New England Medical Center.
Born in New Bedford, she had lived in Fairhaven since 1960 and was a supporter of the Animal Rescue League.
Survivors include her widower and a daughter, Christine Gagnon of Fairhaven.
Arrangements are by Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Domingo Diaz
NEW BEDFORD -- Domingo Diaz, 55, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Carmen (Gonzalez) Diaz and son of Agustin
Diaz Rivera of New Bedford and the late Maria Baez.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Manati, Puerto Rico, he lived in New Bedford most of his life and was a member of the Christian Revival Temple.
Survivors include his widow; his father; three sons, Elvis Diaz, David Diaz and Josue Diaz, all of New Bedford; a daughter, Maria Diaz of New Bedford; three brothers, Ismael Diaz Baez, Juan Diaz Baez and Carmelo Diaz Baez, all of New Bedford; two sisters, Monserrate Allende and Flor M. Diaz, both of New Bedford; a stepbrother, Gonzalo Cintron of New Bedford and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Roger R. d'Avignon
DARTMOUTH -- Roger R. d'Avignon, 86, of South Dartmouth, died at home Wednesday, April 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth M. (Doyle) d'Avignon and son of the late Ernest and Marie (Dansereau) d'Avignon.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford and South Dartmouth most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church, South Dartmouth, and was employed by U.S. Shoe Corp. in Enfield, Conn. for many years as an area manager until his retirement.
Mr. d'Avignon was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Country Club of New Bedford.
Survivors include his widow; a brother, Gerard d'Avignon of Melbourne, Fla., and a nephew and a niece.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Joseph S. Costa
NEW BEDFORD -- Joseph S. Costa, 47, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 24, 1996. He was the former husband of Susanne E. (Webb) Costa and son of Joseph J. Costa of Somerset and Joan E. (Marsland) Costa of New Bedford.
He died at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born in Fall River, he lived in this area most of his life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church. He formerly was employed by the Postal Service at the Mount Pleasant Street branch as a letter carrier.
Mr. Costa was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 499, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 18 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3260.
Survivors include his parents; his former wife; a daughter, Joanne E. Costa of Westport; a son, Gregory J. Costa of Westport; a sister, Susan E. Silvia of Westport; a grandson; two nephews and beloved friend, Leslie McCormack of New Bedford.
He was also the brother of the late Robert A. Costa.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Josephine Moniz, 94
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held today for Josephine (Adams) Moniz, 94, who died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Henry B. Moniz and daughter of the late Peter and Mary Adams.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Name.
Survivors include a niece, Margaret A. Field of New Bedford; a great nephew, Donald W. Field of South Carolina, and a great niece, Deborah A. Quinn of Nahant.
She was the mother of the late Henry B. Moniz Jr.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Harold Kaye
LINCOLN -- Harold Kaye, 83, of Morning Lane, formerly of New Bedford, died at home Wednesday, April, 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Alice (Sharrok) Kaye and son of the late John and Mary (Owen) Kaye.
Born in New Bedford, he was a 1933 graduate of Bristol County Agricultural School and later studied at Cornell Uiversity. He had been associated with H.P. Hood Co. in Charlestown for over 30 years until his retirement in 1970.
Mr. Kaye was an accomplished wood carver, enjoyed carving birds, and working outdoors. He was known for his gardening skills.
Survivors include his widow and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord.

Mary V. Judge
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held today for Mary V. (Damoiseau) Judge, 75, who died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cora (O'Connell) Damoiseau.
She died at Sacred Heart Home.
Born in Boston, she had lived in Burlington for 28 years and Middleboro for 30 years before moving to New Bedford in 1993.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest W. Judge and Arthur J. Judge, both of Arizona; two daughters, Particia M. Camara and Marjorie LaForest, both of New Bedford; three brothers, Arthur Damoiseau of Pennsylvania, Jack Damoiseau of Waltham and Robert Damoiseau of Maryland; a sister, Dorothy Goyette of Waltham; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Harold A. Green Jr.
WESTPORT -- Harold A. Green Jr. of East Briggs Road, died at home Wednesday, April 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Alice May (Allen) Green, widower of Jeanette (Collette) Green, and son of the late Harold A. and Bernice (Balwin) Green.
Born in Fitchburg, he lived in Townsend, Fla., and New Bedford before moving to Westport. A member of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo, Fla., he formerly was employed by the Sterilite Corporation in Townsend as a tool crib attendant and then by the Fitchburg Paper Co. as a paper maker until his retirement.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Green was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans in Florida, a member of the American Legion Post No. 145 in Westport and the Charles W. Moore Lodge A.F.&A.M. in Fitchburg.
Survivors include his widow; a stepson, Harold "Jack" J. Sisson of Westport; three stepdaughters, Faye E. Sisson and Candy M. Sisson, both of Westport, and Carol A. Motta of Tiverton, R.I.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Harold K. Wilson Sr.
HYANNIS -- Harold K. Wilson Sr., 78, of Saugerties, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Rita F. (Haynes) Wilson and son of the late Lillie and Garfield Wilson.
Born in Bridgeton, N.J., he served 23 years in the Army including tours in post-war Germany and Korea. He then joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. as a quality control manager until his retirement in 1982.
He was a civil rights activist, bringing his family to march on Boston Common with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to end segregation in the Boston school system in the early 1960s.
An avid salt water fisherman, he surf-casted and trolled the waters off New Bedford and Cape Cod in his beloved boat, the Tern 2. He combined his love for golf and gardening by creating a putting green on his back lawn. He loved classical music and enjoyed playing the organ.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Disabled Veterans, the American Legion, and the American Association for Retired Persons.
Survivors include four daughters, Adrienne H. Saxton of Fayetteville, N.C.; Valerie Howard of Winslow, Maine; Karen Wilson of San Francisco, Calif.; and Marcea Grace of Hyannis; a son, Harold K. Wilson Jr. of Silverdale, Wash.; two sisters, Frances Custis of Bridgeton, N.J., and Norma Parker of Pleasantville, N.J.; two brothers Leroy Wilson of Philadelphia, and Leo Wilson of Middleboro; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Arrangements are by Done, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St.

Anita Rodrigues
RENO, Nev. -- Anita (Cubas) Rodrigues, 60, formerly of New Bedford, died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert G. Rodrigues and daughter of the late Fidel and Etelvina (Resina) Cubas.
She was born in New Bedford, where she lived for 30 years before moving to California and then Nevada. She was the vice president of Crocker National Bank in Reno for 15-20 years until her retirement.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Michelle Rodrigues of Santa Clara, Calif.; two sons, Michael Rodrigues and Mark Rodrigues, both of Santa Clara; five sisters, Carmen Alfonse of Fairhaven, Cecilia Sykes of New Bedford, Elena Ponte of Acushnet, Dolores Lima and Gloria Adao, both of Santa Clara; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, Santa Clara.

Loretta R.A. Pauline
FAIRHAVEN -- Loretta Rose Alma (Quirk) Pauline, 81, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of John Pauline Jr. and daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Alma (Martel) Quirk.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she had lived there before moving to Fairhaven in 1931. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven.
Survivors include six daughters, Blanche Diner of Providence, Loretta Bettencourt, Mary June Silvia and Theresa Spangler, all of Fairhaven, Dora Cruz of New Bedford and Priscilla Dupre of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sons, John Pauline III of New Bedford and Michael Pauline of Carver; five sisters, Doris LeBlanc, Juliette Souza and Aline Blasingame, all of Fairhaven, Lucy Lamontagne of Westport and Tillie Rodriques of Fairhaven; a brother, George Quirk of Fairhaven; 37 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Anna Pauline, Richard Quirk and Joseph Quirk.
Arrangments are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.


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