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Clara C. Belliveau
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held for Clara C. (Tavano) Belliveau, 78, who died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Arthur J. Belliveau and daughter of the late Luigi and Anna (Selia) Tavano.
She died at Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Kilian Church. She was employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as a tire builder until her retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Delores Rodeillat of New Bedford; a son, Ronald Belliveau of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Bernard Tavano of New Bedford; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Marion E. Bryant
NEW BEDFORD -- Marion E. (McFadden) Bryant, 79, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of William Bryant and daughter of the late Peter J. McFadden and Marion G. (Pryor) McFadden Holland.
Born in New Bedford, she lived there most of her life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. She was formerly employed by the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City as a registered nurse until returning to New Bedford many years ago.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of the National Shrine of St. Jude. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City.
Survivors include her widower; four sons, William J. Bryant, David Bryant, Daniel Bryant and Neal Bryant, all of New Bedford; two daughters, Hope Linda Dupuis of Fairhaven and Marie Burns of Great Falls, Va.; a brother, Thomas McFadden of Brockton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nephews and several cousins.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Robert Cole
COLUMBIA, N.H. -- Funeral services were held Friday for Robert E. Cole, 65, who died Sunday, April 21, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Florence (Osgood, Washburn) Cole and son of Arlington and Lena (Eldridge) Cole.
He died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital.
Born in Tewksbury, Mass., he lived in the Columbia area for the past 16 years and was employed as a school janitor for the town of Colebrook until his retirement. He was also a machinist by trade.
Mr. Cole was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of the Northland Post 47 of the American Legion.
Survivors include his widow; two stepsons, Frederick J. Osgood of Colebrook and Glenville Osgood of Stratford; two brothers, Arlington Cole and Richard Cole, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Newman Funeral Home.

J. Robert Cormier
NEW BEDFORD -- J. Robert Cormier, 75, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Madeline (Hamel) Cormier and son of the late Odilon and Alfreda (Bourgeois) Cormier.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Acushnet, he lived in New Bedford for 60 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church and was employed as a New Bedford firefighter until his retirement in 1976.
Mr. Cormier was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3260, International Association of Firefighters and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include two daughters, Claudette M. Medeiros and Therese P. Cormier, both of New Bedford; a close companion, Lucille Lavoie of New Bedford; three brothers, Noe Cormier, George Cormier and Paul Cormier, all of New Bedford; four sisters, Sister Therese Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick; Jeanne Cardoza and Georgette Lachapelle, both of New Bedford, and Pauline Hudon of Rochester, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Leo Cormier, Ernest Cormier, Raymond Cormier and Noella Lapre.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

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, Wareham.
Born in Fall River, he lived in this area most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church and 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 Marion.
He was the brother of the late Robert A. Costa.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.
Due to information received from the funeral home, Mr. Costa's employment was misinterpreted and residence of his beloved friend was incorrect in Friday's obituary.

Owen W. Summers
LARGO, Fla. -- Owen W. Summers, 75, died Monday, April 22, 1996. He was the husband of Peg Summers.
He died at Columbia Largo Medical Center.
He was born in Chicago and has been a seasonal visitor since 1983 to Cape Cod.
He was employed by IBM as a electrician and technician in East Fishkill, N.Y.
Mr. Summers was a Navy veteran, a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Largo and a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mary Lou Townsend of Fort Walton Beach; three sons, Paul O. Summers of Swansea, Lawrence C. Summers of Williamsburg, Va.; and Douglas M. Summers of Wappingers Falls; a sister, Chloe Burks of Bradenton; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole, Fla.

Doris MacNamee
NEW BEDFORD -- Doris (Whitworth) MacNamee, 81, died Friday, April 26, 1996. She was the widow of Allison L. MacNamee and daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Taylor) Whitworth.
She died at The Oaks Nursing Center.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a 1932 graduate of New Bedford High School and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
She was employed by the former Kilburn Mill as a head clerk for 20 years until her retirement in 1956.
Survivors include a sister, Bertha Gatie of Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Robert Whitworth, Norman Whitworth, Milton Whitworth and Donald K. Whitworth.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

William W. Pittendreigh
NEW BEDFORD -- William Wallace "Wally" Pittendreigh, 80, died Thursday, April 25, 1996. He was the husband of Barbara (Carlsen) Pittendreigh and son of the late William Alexander and Ninita T. (Ferdinand) Pittendreigh.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and was employed by International Dryer Corp. of New Bedford as a mechanical engineer until his retirement.
Mr. Pittendreigh was a World War II Air Force veteran serving as an engineering squadron officer/captain in charge of B52 bombers.
He was a member of the Quittacus-Eureka Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M., the Kiwanis Club and guidance counsellor to the Key Club for many years. He was also a member of the Providence Engineering Society and the American Society of Engineers and recently received a 50-year citation for his affiliation with the group.
Mr. Pittendreigh was an enthusiastic sailor on Buzzards Bay for 25 years.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Susan Clifford of Hingham; a son, Robert W. Pittendreigh of Fairhaven; a sister, Janet Pittendreigh of Fairhaven and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.

Ellen A. McCardell, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Ellen A. "Helen" (Cole) McCardell, 92, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Ernest A. McCardell and daughter of the late Herbert F. and Louise (Geggatt) Cole.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was born and lived most of her life in Acushnet and was employed by various local factories until her retirement in 1965.
Survivors include a son, Donald R. McCardell of New Bedford; two grandchildren; five great-children and two nieces.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road.

Elizabeth C. Whitehead
WAREHAM -- Elizabeth Claire (Sandbach) Whitehead, 88, of Indian Neck Road, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996. She was the widow of George C. Whitehead and daughter of the late Alexander and Clara (Crompton) Sandbach.
She died at Forest View Nursing Home.
Born in Northern Ireland, and formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., she lived in Wareham for the past 15 years. She formerly was employed in the jewelry industry in Rhode Island until her retirement and then by the Wareham Council on Aging.
Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Cole of Coventry, R.I.; two sons, Robert L. Whitehead of Pennsylvania and Russell Whitehead of Peabody; a brother, Arthur Sandbach of New York; a sister, Minnie Samanica of Wareham; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., N. Attleboro.

George F. Taber
WAREHAM -- George F. Taber, 78, died Friday, April 26, 1996. He was the husband of Bertha (Martin) Taber of Church Avenue and son of the late Henry and Cora E. (Taber) Taber.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Wareham most of his life.
A self-employed carpenter, Mr. Taber graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School and was a member of the Wareham Elks 1548.
Survivors include his widow; five sons, George Jr. of Wareham; Raymond of San Jose, Calif.; Henry Govoni of Acushnet; Michael Govoni of Sandwich; and Mark Govoni of Quincy; a daughter, Penny of Byron, Calif.; two sisters, Phyllis Vickery of Lehigh, Fla., and Mildred Bois of Bridgewater; a brother, Stuart Taber of New Durham, N.H.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28) Wareham.

Lillian B. Griswold, 90
HYANNIS -- Lillian (Barry) Griswold, 90, died Friday, April 26, 1996. She was the widow of Walter J. Griswold.
She died at Cape Cod Hospital.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, she spent most of her life in New Bedford and moved to Hyannis in 1969. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
She was employed by Morse Cutting Tools in New Bedford as an inspector for 38 years.
Survivors include a son, Barry W. Griswold of North Ft. Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Anne P. Griswold of Hyannis; a sister, Marianne Doyle of Centerville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Arrangements are by the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills.

Erik D. Holzapfel
GEORGETOWN -- Erik Delaney Holzapfel, 18, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, after an eleven year battle with cancer. He was the son of Richard and Cynthia Holzapfel.
He died at the New England Medical Center, Floating Hospital in Boston.
Erik will always be remembered for the way he courageously fought his battle against an illness that occupied more than half of his young life. He was first diagnosed when he was only seven and was a pioneer of many new procedures against his disease.
Erik worked directly with Cam Neely of the Boston Bruins in helping raise money to build the Neely House at New England Medical Center, a place where the families could stay while their children are being treated at Floating Hospital. His will to live touched the hearts and minds of all who new him.
Erik, a Junior at Georgetown High School, never let his battle with cancer hold him back from his dreams. He was proud of the fact that he got his driver's license at age 16 and a half and held a job for a short time at the Discovery Zone, along with many of his friends.
He struggled to get strong enough to make a trip to Hawaii, which was granted to him and his family by The Make-A-Wish Foundation. He never stopped from conquering his goals and will always be remembered by those who loved him as a courageous, strong-willed individual that loved living.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Kimberly Holzapfel and Lauren Holzapfel, both of Georgetown; his grandmother, Rosalind Coyne of Wareham; and his grandparents of North Carolina.
Arrangements are by the Merton E. Roberts Jr. Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St.

Willard K. Langill Sr.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Funeral services were held yesterday for Willard K. Langill Sr., 85, formerly of Rochester, who died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Lois G. Langill and son of the late James Langill and Rebecca (Wilson) Langill Shepley.
He died at the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, Texas.
He lived in Rochester about 15 years and in Florida and Texas after his retirement. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Round Rock, Texas, and was employed by the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a tech sergeant.
Mr. Langill was a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran. He was a 32nd Degree Free Mason.
He sold Christmas trees, donating all the money to the needy.
Survivors include a son, Willard K. Langill Jr. of New Bedford; two sisters, Ruth Golembiewski of Tamarac, Fla., and Catherine Tucker of Wickford, R.I.; a stepson, Fremont Sheavly of Round Rock; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Henry Langill, David Langill and Inez Snell.
Arrangements were by the Cook-Walden/Condra Funeral Home, Round Rock.

Blanche R. Lemieux
FREETOWN -- Blanche R. (Langlois) Lemieux, 71, of East Freetown, died at home Saturday, April 27, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of George A. Lemieux and daughter of the late Arthur and Loretta (Mailhotte) Langlois.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in New Bedford and Freetown all of her life. She was a communicant of St. John Newmann Church in East Freetown and St. Anthony's Church in New Bedford for most of her life.
She was employed by the former National Silver Company in New Bedford until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Lemieux attend Kinyon Campbell Business School and the former Swain School of Design in New Bedford, excelling in cake decorating. She was a Red Cross Volunteer in New Bedford for three years and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and a former member of the Sassaquin Lioness Club.
In her spare time she enjoyed reading and taking care of her family.
Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Louise Barrett of East Freetown; three sons, George E. Lemieux and Roger Lemieux, both of East Freetown and Robert Lemieux of Acushnet; two sisters, Violet Croteau of North Dartmouth and Carol Vieira of New Bedford; a brother, Roland Langlois of East Freetown; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Rd., South Dartmouth.

Frank S. Rebello
FALL RIVER -- Frank Souza Rebello, 77, of 19 Beacon St., formerly of Fish Road, Tiverton, died Friday, April 26, 1996. He was the husband of Florence L. (Archambault) Rebello and son of the late Manuel Rebello Souza and Maria (de Conceicao Oliveira) Souza.
He died at Lahey Hitchcock Clinic in Burlington.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Tiverton and Fall River for many years and was a communicant of St. Louis Church. He was formerly employed by Joe Martin's Barber Shop, owned and operated Frank's Barber Shop on North Main Street, and then was employed by Englehard Industries in Plainville for many years.
An Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, he was a 356th Fighter Group airplane crew chief, having flown 50 combat missions and been shot down twice. Retiring as a technical sergeant after five and half years of service, he was the recipient of numerous decorations and citations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Citation and Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 4 Service Stars.
Mr. Rebello was a member of the Portuguese American War Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Suzanne "Sue" Souza Gosson of Swansea and Nancy H. Strickland of Fall River; two sons, Dennis F. Rebello of Swansea and James H. Rebello of Westport; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Manuel Rebello-Souza, Antone Rebello-Souza, Joseph Rebello-Souza, John Rebello-Souza, Demis Rebello-Souza, Mary Rebello-Souza and Marianna Rebello-Souza.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Peter Catanese
WAREHAM -- Peter Catanese, 83, of Fourth Avenue, died Saturday, April 27, 1996. He was the husband of Mary (Bellavia) Catanese and son of the late Anthony and Maria (Sgro) Catanese.
Born in Punxsutawney, Pa., he lived in East Boston and Medford before moving to Wareham 25 years ago. He was employed by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union as a presser for many years before his retirement 18 years ago.
Mr. Catanese was a life member of the Wareham Elks 1548.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Richard Catanese of Marlboro; a daughter, Dolores Yebba of Dedham; two brothers, Joseph Catanese of East Boston and Guy Catanese of Hyde Park, and four grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Anthony Catanese and Mary Guarino.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28).

Norman Duckworth
KILMARNOCK, Va. -- Norman Duckworth, 75, died Saturday, April 6, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of June C. Duckworth and son of the late John H. and Amelia (Waddington) Duckworth.
He was born in New Bedford and since 1970 had lived in Virginia, where he was a member of The Kilmarnock Baptist Church.
He was employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an international trade specialist until his retirement.
Mr. Duckworth was a member of Lafayette du Pont Lodge 19, A.F.&A.M. of Washington, D.C., and the Oriental Chapter 30, Order of the Eastern Star of Mathews, Va., and was a World War II Army Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a son, James H. Duckworth of Takoma Park, Md.; four stepdaughters; two brothers, George H. Duckworth of Massena, N.Y., and Gordon R. Duckworth of New Bedford; and nine grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Barry G. Duckworth.
Arrangements were made in Virginia.

William Pittendreigh
NEW BEDFORD -- William Wallace "Wally" Pittendreigh, 80, died Thursday, April 25, 1996. He was the husband of Barbara (Carlsen) Pittendreigh and son of the late William Alexander and Ninita T. (Ferdinand) Pittendreigh.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and was employed by International Dryer Corp. of New Bedford as a mechanical engineer until his retirement.
Mr. Pittendreigh was a World War II Army Air Force veteran serving as an engineering squadron officer/captain in charge of B52 bombers.
He was a member of the Quittacus-Eureka Masonic Lodge A.F. &A.M. and the Kiwaniis Club and was a guidance counsellor to the Key Club for many years. He was also a member of the Providence Engineering Society and the American Society of Engineers and recently received a 50-year citation for his affiliation with the group.
Mr. Pittendreigh was an enthusiastic sailor on Buzzards Bay for 25 years.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Susan Clifford of Hingham; a son, Robert W. Pittendreigh of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Janet Pittendreigh of Fairhaven and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St.
Due to a clerical error, Mr. Pittendreigh's son's residence was incorrect in Saturday's paper.

Theresa E. Schick
ACUSHNET -- Theresa E. (Martin) Schick, 72, died Friday, April 26, 1996. She was the wife of Theodore J. Schick and daughter of Theresa M. (O'Leary) Martin of Fairhaven and the late Michael J. Martin.
She died at Mediplex of New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, she moved to Acushnet in 1956. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and a member of the Auxiliary of the Dr. C. E. Burt Chapter 7 Disabled American Veterans of New Bedford.
She was employed by the former Rodney Metals Company as a packer for 25 years and by the Acushnet Company as an inspector for nine years until she retired in 1984.
Survivors include her widower and mother; two sons, Leo J. Lague Sr. of New Bedford and Michael T. Lague of Florida; a sister, Irene M. Smith of Fairhaven; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Francis Thomas Martin.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

William J. Tolley
FALL RIVER -- William J. Tolley, 72, of 803 Plymouth Ave., died Friday, April 26, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Loretta M. (Morley) Tolley and son of the late Willam H. and Lottie C. (Fuller) Tolley.
He died at the home of his daughter Maureen.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Swansea for a brief time, living most of his life in Fall River. A communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul Church for most of his life, he was very active in various activities of the church and received the Marian Medal from Bishop Daniel A. Cronin.
He was employed by Globe Manufacturing Company as a machine operator for 28 years until his retirement in 1973. He was also employed by Dixon Burial Vault Company for many years.
Mr. Tolley was a World War II Army veteran, having served as a sergeant in the European, African, and Middle Eastern theaters of war as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of War.
He was a life member of VFW Post 5392 of Tiverton and Globe Retirees Club, and was past vice president and a member of the National Federation of the Blind. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Cassidy Council 3669, and the Fall River Lodge of Elks 118.
Survivors include five daughters, Gail C. Berube of East Providence, R.I., Maureen D. Tolley, Mary V. Carvalho and Lynn A. Silva, all of Fall River, and Sharon L. Brightman of Westport; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the lifelong friend of Leo Theroux and brother of the late Norman Tolley.
Arrangements are by the Harrington-Sullivan Funeral Home, 986 Plymouth Ave.


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