Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Adeline Teixeira
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Adeline "Addie" (Pacheco) Teixeira, 85, formerly of South Dartmouth, died Monday, May 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Henry E. Teixeira and daughter of the late Antone and Mary (Souza) Pacheco.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in South Dartmouth before moving to Fremont, Calif., in the 1950s and later to Virginia Beach.
She was formerly employed by various textile mills in New Bedford.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Baumer of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mary Baptiste of South Dartmouth; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Eugene Pacheco, Manuel Pacheco, Antone Pacheco, Joseph Pacheco and Deolinda Baroa.
Arrangements are by Holloman & Brown Funeral Home, 3600 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Anne Rosenberg
NEW BEDFORD -- Anne (Auerbach) Rosenberg, 84, of 360 Hawthorne St., died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. She was the widow of Dr. Robert Rosenberg and daughter of the late Louis and Esther (Birnbaum) Auerbach.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New York City, she lived in New Bedford for more than 52 years and was a member of the Tifereth Israel Synagogue.
A graduate of the Julliard School of Music in New York, she was honored as the most outstanding student in her class and awarded a scholarship to further her studies of the piano.
She had been a concert pianist for many years, appearing as a concert soloist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other orchestras in New York and throughout New England.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Kramer of Swampscott; a son, Steven Rosenberg of Hartsdale, N.Y.; a sister, Eleanor Reich of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Harry Auerbach of Dartmouth, and a grandson.
Arrangements are by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapel, 825 Hope St., Providence.

Gilbert Dolman Jr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Gilbert Dolman Jr., 68, died Monday, May 6, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Evelyn (Sylvia) Dolman of Johnston, R.I., and the late Gilbert Dolman.
Born and raised in East Providence, he lived in New Bedford for many years.
He was a self-employed scrimshaw artist who had crafted many custom design scrimshaw pieces for Albion B. Stone Jewelers in New Bedford.
A World War II Navy veteran, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, China, the Philippines, and in Occupied Japan. He later served in the Korean War. He served a total of 13 years in the Navy until his retirement in 1958.
Mr. Dolman was a member of the Shriners, the Wamsutta Lodge A.F. & A.M., the American Legion Post 166 in Fairhaven, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his mother; three sons, Gilbert, John and Scott; five daughters, Evelyn, Mary Ellen, Jeannine, Susan and Elizabeth, and a sister, Mildred Savage of Warwick, R.I.
He was the brother of the late George F. Dolman and John Dolman.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home, 495 Park St.,

Annie Cardoza
NEW BEDFORD -- Annie (England) Cardoza, 79, died Monday, May 6, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Gilbert Cardoza and daughter of the late William and Mary (Campos) England.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in this area all her life.
She was a communicant of St. James Church and was formerly employed by Normandy Bedspread as a stitcher.
Survivors include a son, William Cardoza of New Bedford; a daughter, Patricia Hinchliffe of New Bedford; a brother, Raymond England of New Bedford; two sisters, Mary of Rhode Island and Ethel Duarte of New Bedford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Gordon J. Cacilhas
NEW BEDFORD -- Gordon J. Cacilhas, 27, died Monday, May 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Gordon and Phyllis (Brown) Cacilhas.
He died at his sister's home.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in California and Arizona before returning to New Bedford five years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church.
Mr. Cacilhas was a residential counselor and hair stylist, and he was also employed as an assistant manager at Cumberland Farms.
He volunteered his services as an AIDS activist.
Survivors include his paternal grandmother, Agnes Souza of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; a brother, Joseph Cacilhas of California; a sister, Tina Cacilhas of New Bedford; uncles and aunts, including Joyce Lavoie who took care of him; several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Mildred Baylies
NEW BEDFORD -- Mildred (Noyer) Baylies, 74, died Monday, May 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Harold F. Baylies and daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Marcelo) Noyer.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Anne Church.
She was employed by Paul Modes as a stitcher until her retirement in 1983.
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Carol J. Sutton of Toronto, Canada, and Barbara J. Straus of North Carolina; a brother, Joseph Noyer of New Bedford; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St.

Victoria M. deCarvalho
NEW BEDFORD -- Victoria Marie deCarvalho, died Tuesday, April 30, 1996. She was the infant daughter of Inaldo and Florinda Diane (Lima) Lopes-deCarvalho.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Jonathan Lopes of New Bedford; her maternal grandmother, Florinda Lima of New Bedford and her paternal grandmother, Debora deCarvalho of Brazil.
She was also the granddaughter of the late Joao Lima.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Laurella Costa
NEW BEDFORD -- Laurella (Souza) Costa, 74, died unexpectedly Monday, May 6, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Manuel J. Costa and daughter of the Elsie (Oliveira) Souza of New Bedford and the late Manuel Souza.
She died at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston.
A lifelong resident of this area, she was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
She was formerly employed as a sales clerk until her retirement.
Mrs. Costa was a member and secretary of the South End Golden Age Club.
Survivors include a son, John R. Costa of Wayland; her mother; a sister, Lillian DeMello of Leominster; two grandchildren and a nephew.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Jeremiah Casey
FAIRHAVEN -- Rev. Jeremiah (John) Casey, SS.CC., 75, died suddenly Monday, May 6, 1996. He was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Kelly) Casey.
A native of Brighton, he joined the Sacred Hearts Congregation in 1948 and was professed in 1949 at the Novitiate in Fairhaven. He was ordained to the priesthood at the Immaculate Conception Shrine, Washington, D.C., in 1954.
He was the director of the Damien Residence retirement facility of the Sacred Hearts Community.
Father Casey served his community as procurator at the Monastery in Fairhaven and at the Jaffrey, N.H., Seminary. He was pastor of St. Francis deSales parish at Abaco in the Bahams.
Assignments in the Fall River Diocese included Holy Redeemer Church, Chatham, St. Anthony Church in Mattapoisett, and St. Mary Church, Fairhaven, as assistant pastor.
Father Casey was pastor of Sacred Hearts in Fairhaven and Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet. He also was the director of Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham. His previous assignment, prior to coming to Fairhaven, was as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Church in Edinburg, Texas.
He was a World War II Army veteran and served in India as a sergeant. He was a member and former chaplain of the Damien Council, 4190 Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Glennon, a nephew, three nieces, four great nephews and nine great nieces.
Arrangements are by Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St., New Bedford.

Valdemiro A. S. Maior
LISBON, Portugal -- Valdemiro Arteaga Souto Maior, 88, of Lisbon, formerly of Cambridge, Mass., died Saturday, May 4, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Herminia Duarte Arteaga and son of the late Leite and Adelide Souto Maior.
He died at Egas Monez Hospital.
Born in the Cape Verde Islands, he lived in Lisbon for nine years.
He was employed by Hotel Pack House in Boston as a folder until his retirement. He was the former chief of archives and identification in Cape Verde.
Survivors include a son, Joao S. Maior of New Bedford; a daughter, Margarida Souto Maior DaSilva of New Bedford; several other sons and daughters; several brothers and sisters and 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made in Portugal.

Manuel De Mello
DARTMOUTH -- Manuel De Mello, 88, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. He was the widower of Mary (Pimental) De Mello and son of the late Alexander and Constantina (Cabral) De Mello.
He died at the Brandon Woods Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Dartmouth all his life and was employed as a laborer for over 40 years until his retirement in 1973.
Survivors include two daughters, Isabella Krynicki and Theresa Freitas, both of South Dartmouth; a son, Manuel Mello of Largo, Fla.; four sisters, Mary Sabino and Constantina Duarte, both of New Bedford and Irene Oliveira and Philomena Costa, both of South Dartmouth; three brothers, Alfred De Mello of North Dartmouth and Albert De Mello and Antone De Mello, both of New Bedford; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one step-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. De Mello was also the brother of the late Silvester De Mello and Joseph De Mello.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road.

William Demarest, helped found Samaritans in U.S.
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- William Demarest, 77, also of Mattapoisett and Boston, died Saturday, May 4, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Eluned "Lynn" (McLaren) Demarest and son of the late Gustavus and Rosemary (McElhinney) Demarest.
He was the co-founder of the Samaritans, an extensive volunteer anti-suicide agency, in the United States.
Born in New York City, he lived in Beaufort, Mattapoisett and Boston and was formerly employed by American Institute of Architects as an architect.
He was a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey and received his masters degree in architecture from Columbia University in New York in 1947.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Demarest served as a commander of a submarine chaser in the Atlantic Ocean and aboard a destroyer escort in the Pacific Ocean.
Survivors include his widow; a son, David Demarest of San Rafael, Calif.; two stepsons, David Milliar and Bruce Milliar, both of Washington, D.C.; a stepdaughter, Gwendolen Phillips of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Daniel Demarest of New York City, and a sister, Rosemary Demarest of New York City.
Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort.

Elmer Seaver Forsythe
DARTMOUTH -- Elmer Seaver Forsythe, age 83, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 7, 1996.
He was the widower of Madelyn I. (Currier) Forsythe; the couple were married 58 years before her death in 1993.
Mr. Forsythe was born in New Bedford and lived in the area most of his life.
As a student of the former Swain School of Design, Mr. Forsythe in 1934 won a design contest sponsored by The Standard-Times for its 1935 calendar.
He worked at Raytheon Corp. in Watertown during the 1940s before returning to the area, where he was sales manager for the former Keystone Furniture in New Bedford.
A frequent blood donor, Mr. Forsythe was active in the Lions Club and was a member of the Masonic Order.
An avid bowler, he was inducted into the Southeastern Massachusetts Bowlers' Hall of Fame in 1971.
He is survived by a son, Allen Forsythe of Belchertown; two daughters, Nancy Dalton of Hull and Virginia Latham of Holland, Wis., a brother, Alexander Forsythe of Sudbury, a sister, Bernice Coholan of New Bedford; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.
Don McNeill, creator and host of radio's 'Breakfast Club,' at 88
By Lawrence Van Gelder, The New York Times
Don McNeill, the cheerful host who welcomed millions of radio listeners across the United States and Canada to a new day for more than 35 years as the creator and host of "Don McNeill's Breakfast Club," died Tuesday at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill. Mr. McNeill, who lived in Winnetka, Ill., was 88.
Five times a week, from June 23, 1933, until Dec. 27, 1968, the genial Mr. McNeill presided over a variety show that mixed a generous helping of corny humor with spontaneous interviews, songs, celebrity guests, the inspirational Moment of Silent Prayer, skits with the gossipy spinster Aunt Fanny, the nostalgic Memory Time and the March Around the Breakfast Table. The show's four 15-minute segments were divided into "calls to breakfast."
"Good morning, Breakfast Clubbers," Mr. McNeill would say, and from coast to coast loyal listeners to more than 300 stations during the program's heyday in the 1940s readied themselves for an infusion of the high spirits broadcast first on NBC and then on ABC.
For several years in the 1950s, "Breakfast Club" was also on television, but in 1968, afflicted with a declining audience and fewer sponsors, and down to 224 radio stations, the show went off the air.
The comedian Fred Allen, one of the stalwarts of radio's golden age, assessed Mr. McNeill by saying: "He's a big, friendly fellow whose good nature pours through the microphone, and listeners react in the same way anyone reacts meeting him in person. He and the other early settlers of radio established an intimacy that kept their audiences permanently loyal."
In a typical serving of humor, Mr. McNeill would tell his audience, "Courtship makes a man spoon, but marriage makes him fork over."
Sam Cowling, a comic fixture on the show, would deliver "Fact and Fiction From Sam's Almanac." Sample: "The distance from the head of a fox to its tail is a fur piece."
Aunt Fanny (played by Fran Allison of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" fame) would tell tales about fictional neighbors like Bert and Bertie Beerbower, the Smelsers and Ott Ort.
"Of course we're corny," Mr. McNeill said in a 1950 interview. "And why not? Probably most American wit and humor could be called that. As for sentiment, nobody should be ashamed of it. There are too many poker faces in the world today."

Fernanda R. Figueiredo
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held for Fernanda R. (Rosa) Figueiredo, 80, who died at home Tuesday, May 7, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Jose Figueiredo and daughter of the late Silvino and Maria Rosa.
She was born in Portugal and lived in New Bedford most of her life.
She and her husband were married for 61 years. Sewing and cooking were her favorite pastimes.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Fernando Figueiredo of New Bedford; a sister, Maria A. Pereira of Portugal; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Gertrude L'Heureux
DARTMOUTH -- Gertrude (Foley) L'Heureux, 84, of South Dartmouth, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of A. George L'Heureux and daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Bemish) Foley.
She was born and lived in New Bedford most of her life before moving to South Dartmouth three years ago. She lived at Brandon Woods for the past 1® years. She was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
Survivors include her widower; three sons, George L'Heureux and Edward L'Heureux, both of New Bedford and Raymond L'Heureux of Fall River; three daughters, Lillian Costa of South Dartmouth, Carole Perry of New Bedford and Joanne Santos of Yorba Linda, Calif.; a sister, Anna Anthony of New Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Marion Duprey, Cecelia Richards and Lillian Foley.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Winifred Murray
WAREHAM -- Winifred (Gibson) Murray, 84, died at home Wednesday, May 8, 1996. She was the widow of Dr. Charles Murray of Wareham and the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Healy) Gibson.
Born in New Bedford, she attended New Bedford schools. She moved to Wareham in 1935.
Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Patrick Church.
Survivors include three sons, Peter C. Murray of Cotuit, Attorney Daniel F. Murray of Lakeville and Jerome Murray of Wareham; a daughter, Susan M. Eads of Kent, Conn.; a sister, Mary of Washington; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home.

Julia Ponte, 90
DARTMOUTH -- Julia (Fontes) Ponte, 90, of South Dartmouth, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Joseph Perry Ponte Sr., known as Smokey, and the daughter of the late Maria (Silveira) and Joseph Fontes.
She died at Alden Court Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the area all her life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Padanaram. Mrs. Ponte formerly was employed by Star Store as a sales clerk.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Ponte Jr. of Fairhaven; four daughters, Patricia Bettencourt of Freemont, N.H., Phyllis Sacramento of South Dartmouth, Pauline Arruda of Assonet and Julia Grisso of New Bedford; a sister, Irene Ingham of New Bedford; two brothers, Dr. Joseph Fontes of Navarre, Fla., and Dr. Antone Fontes of Lancaster, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was the sister of the late Frank Fontes, Mary Gracia, Theresa Sylvia and Evelyn Furtado.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Roger A. Pekrul
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Roger Arthur Pekrul, 58, of 110 Brookwood Drive, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. He was the husband of Marianne Coleman Pekrul and son of the late Arthur F. and Beatrice Hess Pekrul.
He died at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
He was a native of New Britain, Conn., and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
He was employed by the Acushnet Co. in New Bedford for 15 years as director of manufacturing over four plants and was a retired vice president of manufacturing at Dunlop/Slazenger Corp. of Westminster.
Mr. Pekrul was a member of Paws and Taws Square Dancing Club and the University Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Debbie Langlais of Kernersville, N.C., and Nancy Veino of Travelers Rest; a brother, Russell Pekrul of Newington, Conn., and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Duckett Funeral Home, 210 Gassaway St., Central.

Serge Winslow
VISALIA, Calif. -- Serge Winslow, 79, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. He was the husband of Genevieve Winslow and son of the late Joseph Vincente and Maria Palmiera Winslow, founder of Winslow Properties.
Born in Terceira, Azores Islands, he immigrated to the United States in 1919 and lived in Providence and New Bedford before moving to Tulare, Calif., in 1928. He lived in Visalia since 1933.
Mr. Winslow attended Elbow Creek Elementary School, Visalia Union High School and Visalia Junior College.
He was the manager of Visalia Firestone Store for 17 years, a salesman for Mahoney and O'Dell for eight years, director of the Bureau of Delinquent Accounts, County of Tulare for 22 years, and was owner of Winslow Properties.
Mr. Winslow was past director of the Pentecostal Park Association of Visalia and was a committee member of St. Anthony's Pismo Celebration, a member of the Knights of Columbus Visalia Council 2268, a member 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus, Daniel Sanford Assembly, and was past president of the Sequoia Lions Club.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Cary S. Winslow of Visalia and Tom Winslow of Corvallis, Ore.; a brother, Saule Winslow of Farmersville; a cousin, Mary Savage of New Bedford; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements are by the Hadley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 471.

Edmund P. Roberge, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Edmund P. "Buster" Roberge, 91, died Sunday, May 5, 1996. He was the husband of Milly (Strycharz) Maty-Roberge and the son of the late Ulderic and Arthemise (Croteau) Roberge.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Taftville, Conn. and lived in New Bedford most of his life, where he was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church.
He was employed by various textile mills in New Bedford as a loomfixer until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; a sister, Evelyn Bourgeois of New Bedford; a brother, Henry Roberge of East Hartford, Conn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was the husband of the late Georgette (Manny) Roberge, the father of the late Edmund G. Roberge, the brother of the late Lucy Feely, the late Laura Bedard, the late Emma Mercier, the late Amanda Thuot, the late William Roberge and the late George Roberge.
Arrangements were by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.


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