|CARON -- In this city, Dec. 28, 1995, Armand L. Caron,
88, of N.B. Husband of Germaine P. (Poyant) Caron. Funeral from ROCK FUNERAL
HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., Saturday, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass following at
St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Calling hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
CIONI -- Of Wareham, Dec. 28, 1995, Marion Elizabeth (Eldridge) Cioni,
wife of the late Chester Cioni, mother of Phyllis Fitzpatrick of Wareham,
Joseph Cioni of West Yarmouth, Janet Dickinson of Houston, Texas, and Marion
Ruscetta, sister of Phyllis Flood of Middleboro and Hazel DaSilva of Whitman,
also survived by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Funeral
Service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the STOTT, CHAPMAN, COLE &
GLEASON FUNERAL HOME, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham, at 10
a.m. Interment will be in Center Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will
be Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Wareham
Senior Center, Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571.
COLT -- Passed away Dec. 23, 1995, Joan (Borden) Colt, wife of the late
Leonard B. Colt, of Longwood Dr., Westwood, Mass., in her 90th year. Burial
will be private with a memorial service in early May in Little Compton,
R.I. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Little Compton
Nursing Association, Commons Little Compton RI 02837. Arrangements by the
POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Road Westport, Mass.
MELLO -- In New Bedford, Dec. 28, 1995, Maria (Mello) Mello, widow fo
John Mello of New Bedford, age 94 years. Funeral from the AUBERTINE FUNERAL
HOME, 129 Allen St., Saturday morning at 9 with a Funeral Mass at St. John
The Baptist Church at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited
to attend. Interment St. John Cemetery.
NELSON -- Passed away Dec. 25, 1995, Charles E. Nelson, husband of Ursula
(Holt) Nelson, of Westport Point in his 78th year. Memorial service to
which relatives and friends are invited will be held Saturday, Jan. 6,
1996, at 1 p.m. at Westport Point United Methodist Church Main Road, Westport.
At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Arrangements
are by the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
CORDEIRO -- of Acushnet, Jan. 2, 1996, Mariana (deSousa) widow of Manuel
Augusto Cordeiro, age 90 years, formerly of Acushnet, mother of Eliodoro
S. Cordeiro, Augusto M. Cordeiro, brother of Jose S. DeSousa, also survived
by three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends
are invited to attend her funeral at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, from the
CABRAL-BAYLIES SQUARE FUNERAL HOME, 512 N. Front St., NewBedford, followed
by a Funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, at 10 a.m. Calling Hours,
Friday only 4-7 p.m. Interment: St. John Cemetery. Ample, lighted parking
area in rear of Funeral Home.
DESMOND -- Jan. 4, 1996, Forrestine (Bennett) wife of the late
Harry E. Desmond Sr., of Spring Street, Taunton, formerly of New York City,
summer resident of Marion, age 79 years. Funeral in the EGGER FUNERAL HOME,
61 Pearl St., Middleboro, Sunday at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends may call
at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Donations in her memory
to Mass. Lions Eye and Hearing Research Fund, c/o Charles T. Cerretani,
Treas., 311 William St., Stoneham, MA 02180 would be appreciated.
DIGGLE -- Ethel W. (Sheehan) Diggle, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, 79 years,
of New Bedford. Ethel W. (Sheehan) Diggle widow of Gordon W. Diggle, Sr.
and mother of son Gordon W. Diggle Jr., Charolette N. Haynes, Marilyn J.
Tavares, Roberta E. Roberts, Ella May Cote, Loretta I. Avila and Shirley
E. Cormier. Funeral from the AUBERTINE FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., Sunday
2-4 and 7-9 with service at 8 Sunday evening. Burial private.
MACHADO --Alice G. I. (Sheehan), age 75, of New Bedford. Wife of the
late Urbano G. Machado. Mother of Janice G.I. Machado, Mrs. Judith H.C.
Gobeil, Elizabeth C.A. Sturgeon, William E., Urbano "Butch," Daniel E.,
Thomas V., and Randolph W. Machado. Sister of Lillian Corey, sister of
the late Willard, Charles, Leo Sheehan, Bessie Meaney, Gladys Miller and
Ethel Diggle. Funeral Service Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, at 7:30 p.m. in the
FAIRLAWN MORTUARY, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Relatives and friends
invited. Visiting hours Saturday 4-7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may
be sent to the New Bedford's Women's Center, 252 County St., New Bedford,
MA 02740. Burial private!
SENESAC -- In this city, Jan. 4, 1996, Hugh E. Senesac, 94, of New
Bedford, widower of Dorothy R. (Synnott). Relatives and friends are invited
to attend his Funeral Services at ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd.,
on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours Sunday 2-5 p.m. only. Interment Pine
THEODORE JR. -- Jan. 4, 1996, Joseph 62, husband of Georgette A. (Torres)
Theodore, father of Dana F., Joseph III, and Jeffrey Theodore, grandfather
of Terra Rae, Alyssa Kate and Alexa Rae. Funeral from the DONAGHY FUNERAL
HOME, 465 County St., Saturday morning at 8. Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence
Martyr Church at 9. Interment St. John Cemetery. Mr. Theodore was a Korean
War Navy veteran.
ZINA -- In this city, Jan. 5, Etelvina J. (Linhares) Zina, age 96 years.
Beloved mother of Maria Hegele and loved grandmother of Rick and John Marshall.
Funeral from PERRY FUNERAL HOME, 111 Dartmouth St., Monday at 8 a.m. Funeral
Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are
invited to attend. Visiting hours SUNDAY 2-4 ONLY Interment: St. John Cemetery.
DOYLE -- Of Bozrah, CT, formerly of New Bedford, January 6, 1996, Catherine
(Hurley), 97, wife of the late Michael Doyle, mother of John J. Doyle and
Mary Joan Murray. Funeral from SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park
St., New Bedford, Tuesday at 9. Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church at
10. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday
2-4 and 6-8. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.
FITZSIMMONS -- Of Dayton, Ohio, William A., 96, father of William D.
and Douglas O. Fitzsimmons. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven.
JENNINGS -- Of New Bedford, January 5, 1996, Amelina C. "Ame", 91, sister
of Frances L. Durant. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral
Mass at St. James Church Monday at 10. Visiting hours are omitted. Interment
St. Mary Cemetery.
SILVIA -- Passed away January 6, 1996, Eva (Gouveia) Silvia, widow of
Alvaros T. Silvia, of N. Dartmouth in her 82nd year. Funeral to which relatives
and friends are invited will be from the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Rd.,
Westport, Monday at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at
St. George Church, Westport at 11:00 a.m. Calling hours Sunday 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, New Bedford.
Richard A. Butler Jr.
MARION -- Richard A. Butler Jr., 68, died at home Friday, Jan.
5, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Ann (Farist) Butler.
Born in Cambridge, he grew up in Northboro.
He was a World War II Navy veteran. After his release from the
Navy, he enrolled in Harvard College where he earned a bachelor of arts
degree. While at Harvard, he was a member of the swimming team.
Moving to Chestnut Hill, in 1956 he founded Butler Automatic
Inc., a printing technology company in Canton. He invented the product
named for him, the Butler Splicer, a machine that could continuously feed
paper into high speed printing presses, a product that revolutionized the
The company continues to sell automatic material handling and
process equipment throughout the world, with the manufacturing aspect of
the operation based in the United States, Europe and Japan.
An entrepreneur, Mr. Butler bought and sold many companies during
his lifetime, notably the George Hantscho Company of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.,
the Ball and Socket Manufacturing Company of Cheshire, Conn., and the Stacker
Machine Company of Mountainside, N.J., listed among his many holdings.
Mr. Butler was an experienced sailor, having spent much of his
leisure time offshore. He completed several Atlantic crossings over a 50-
year period. He spent the last 20 years sailing his favorite and last boat,
Andiamo out of the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion and the New York Yacht
He was also an accomplished pilot, flying his own private plane
for many years.
An extremely active man, Mr. Butler was a member of the Board
of Trustees at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was also
a dedicated member of the Alumni Association of Harvard, Class of 1949.
In addition, he was a member of the Beverly Yacht Club, the Dedham
Country and Polo Club, the Kittansett Club of Marion, the Harvard Club
of Boston and New York and the New York Yacht Club.
He was also a member of the 49er's, a business organization for
executives, World Presidents Organization and the Chief Executives Organization.
He was also a former member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Susan Butler Rollow
of Cambridge, Barbara Butler Foster of Alexandria, Va., and Molly Butler
Freiberg of Brookline; a son, Andrew Preston Butler of Woonsocket, R.I.,
and nine grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
Manuel P. Souza Jr.
GLOUCESTER -- Capt. Manuel P. "Rivers" Souza Jr., 75, of Sheedy
Park, 88 Pleasant St., died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 5, 1996. He was the
husband of Beatrice M. (Day) Souza and son of the late Manuel P. Sr. and
Laura (Arvilla) Souza.
He died at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.
He was born in Gloucester and was educated in the Gloucester
He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the Army as a
sergeant in Battery C, 164th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in the
South Pacific and the Allied liberation of the Philippines.
Captain Souza was a fisherman for most of his life. He skippered
many fishing boats out of both Gloucester and New Bedford. He was one of
the first skippers to go deep-sea lobstering with water in the hold.
He later worked as a bartender at "The Nite Cap," the Gloucester
Lodge of Elks and at Charlie's Liquor Chest.
He was a life member of the Gloucester Lodge of Elks 892, the
Gloucester Fraternity Club and the Gloucester chapter of the Disabled American
Survivors include his widow; three sons, David P. Souza, Richard
M. Souza, Terry W. Souza all of Gloucester; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
a niece; two nephews, two grand-nephews; a sister, Laura Genawese of Magnolia;
several cousins; and several good friends.
Arrangements are by the James C. Greely Funeral Service, 212
DARTMOUTH -- Thomas "Tom" Cadima, 49, of Old Fall River Road,
North Dartmouth, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He
was the husband of Gertrude (Fragoza) Cadima and son of the late Augustine
and Sophie (Simbro) Cadima.
He died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in Fall River, he lived in North Dartmouth for more than
He was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1964.
Mr. Cadima was a communicant of St. John of God Church and a
member of the its Scholarship Committee.
Survivors include his widow, four sisters, Hilda Mathias, Lillian
Collard, Mary Rego and Anna Megna, all of Fall River; two brothers, Edward
Cadime and Manuel Cadime, both of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Alice Figuerido, Sophie Viveiros,
John Cadima and Joseph Cadima.
Arrangements are by Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 So. Main St.,
FALL RIVER -- Yvonne (Rondeau) Simonin, 87, of Scott Street, died
Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996. She was the widow of Rudolph A. Simonin and daughter
of the late Joseph and Josephine (Dumas) Rondeau.
She died at St. Anne's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Fall River.
She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and a member
of the Ladies of St. Anne.
At the age of 14, she began working in the King Phillip Mill
of Fall River. She worked there as a weaver until the closure of the mill
in the early 1960's.
She then was employed as a housekeeper at St. Anne's Hospital
here until her retirement in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Heywood of Westport and
Irene Langlais of Fall River; a brother, Albert Rondeau of Fall River;
six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 S.
NEW BEDFORD -- John Arruda, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996. He
was the husband of Clara (Brum) Arruda and son of the late Manuel and Anna
He died at Brandon Woods, South Dartmouth.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he had lived in New Bedford for the
past 80 years.
He was a communicant of St. James Church.
Mr. Arruda was a member of the Moose Golden Agers and the Bliss
He and his wife celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on
Oct. 27, 1994.
He was employed by the former Booth Mills and the former Berkshire-Hathaway
Company, both in New Bedford, as a second hand for 50 years until his retirement
Survivors include two sons, Anthony J. Arruda of Dartmouth and
John Arruda Jr. of Madison, N.H.; a brother, Joseph Arruda of South Carolina;
six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Manuel Arruda, Antone Arruda,
Isabel Sa and Mary Cardoza.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.
S. Daniel Joy Jr.
MIDDLEBORO -- S. Daniel Joy Jr., 70, died at home Sunday, Jan.
7, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lorraine (Mulley)
Joy and son of the late S. Daniel and Evelyn J. "Mamie" (White) Joy.
He was born in Boston.
He was employed by Cape Cod Overland Express of Avon as a transportational
engineer for 25 years until his retirement in 1980.
Since his retirement he has owned Oxley Manufacturing Co. of
He attended the First Congregational Church at the Green.
He was a member of the Upland Sportsman Club of Plympton and
the Teamsters Union Local 653.
Mr. Joy served in the Army during World War II. He was an anti-aircraft
artillery gunner assigned to Battery B of the 776th Battalion in Normandy,
Northern France and the Rhineland.
Survivors include his widow, a son, Daniel A. Joy of Middleboro;
a daughter, Kathleen M. Pardon of Lakeville; a brother, Donald Joy of Halifax;
a sister, Eleanor DaCosta of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.
Richard J. Bourgeois
WORCESTER -- Richard J. Bourgeois, 89, formerly of Princeton Street,
New Bedford, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996. He was the widower of Adrienne
(Gosselin) Bourgeois and son of the late Richard and Marie (Duguay) Bourgeois.
He died at St. Francis Home.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, he came to New Bedford
when he was a year old. He lived the greater part of his life here but
resided in Southbridge from 1945-1972 and in Worcester from 1979-1989.
He returned to Worcester four years ago.
He was employed by American Optical Company of Southbridge as
a lens picker for 26 years until his retirement in 1972.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in New Bedford and
a member of the Legion of Mary of St. Joseph's Parish.
Survivors include three daughters, Lucille R. Bourgeois and Evelyn
Savaria both of New Bedford and Sister Muriel Bourgeois, P.F.M. of Worcester;
four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.,
Rita H. Enos
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Rita H. (Conroy) Enos, 74, of North Dartmouth
and Sarasota, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, after a long illness. She was
the wife of Richard J. Enos and daughter of the late Gerald and Louise
She died at Emerald Oaks Nursing Home.
She was born in Wareham, lived most of her life in the New Bedford
area and spent the last 15 years wintering in Sarasota, Fla.
She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church and St. Julie Billiart
Church and was very active in both parishes.
Mrs. Enos was employed by various local nursing homes as an activities
director. She also helped her husband found and run their family business,
Enos Home Oxygen in New Bedford.
She was an active volunteer for the American Heart Association.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Richard Jay Enos of Westport,
Mass.; two daughters, Kathryn C. Enos of Hyannis, Mass., and Deidre "Dede"
Foerster of Midlothian, Va.; two brothers, John Bernard Griffin of Wareham,
Mass., and Lawrence D. Griffin of Waterville, Maine; a sister, Geraldine
Griffin of Danvers, Mass.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Sally Griffin.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495
Park St., New Bedford.
Norman A. Gauthier
NEW BEDFORD -- Norman A. Gauthier, 40, died Saturday, Jan. 6,
1996, after a brief illness. He was the former husband of Louisa E. Furtado
of New Bedford and son of Bertha L. (Cormier) Gauthier of New Bedford and
the late Raymond R. Gauthier.
He died at Mediplex of New Bedford Nursing Home.
He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to New Bedford in
1967 where he has lived since.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
He was formerly employed by Glix Express in Fall River as a truck
driver until his illness.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed driving around in his car.
Survivors include his former wife and mother; a sister, Florence
D. Rock of New Bedford; three brothers, Roland Gauthier of New Jersey,
Leo Gauthier and Raymond Gauthier, both of New Bedford; a niece; and a
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.
Carol E. Avery
NEW BEDFORD -- Carol E. Avery, 52, died unexpectedly Saturday,
Jan. 6, 1996. She was the wife of Alfred Avery and daughter of the late
Gertrude (Perry) and Oliver E. Hatch.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant
of The Church of the Holy Name.
She was employed by Building 19 as a department manager.
Survivors include a son, Shawn Avery of New Bedford; three daughters,
Wendy Silvia of New Bedford, Tracy Sowle of East Freetown and Holly Avery
of Taunton; three sisters, Delores Clayton, Lorraine DeMello and Loretta
Dube all of New Bedford; and six grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Helen DesRoches.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
J. Norman Richard
ACUSHNET -- J. Norman Richard, 73, died at home Friday, Jan. 5,
1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Louise R. (Pell) Richard
and son of the late Noe and Cormelia (Marcotte) Richard.
He was born in New Bedford and lived there until moving to Acushnet
35 years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
He was formerly employed by New Bedford Warehouse as a foreman
for 17 years until his retirement. After that, he was a driver for Sowle
the Florist for seven years until his illness.
Mr. Richard was a World War II Navy Veteran and member of the
American Legion Post 462.
He was a volunteer fireman for the Town of Acushnet for 28 1/2
years and served as treasurer for 10 years. He was vice chairman of the
Apple-Peach Festival for the past 16 years and vice chairman of the Long
Plain Musuem for four years. He was a museum member for seven years and
was also on the Acushnet Historical Commission.
He and his wife celebrated 50 years of marriage last September.
Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne "Sue" Picard of Acushnet;
a son, William L. Richard of Longwood, Fla.; a brother, J. Leo Richard
of New Bedford; a sister, Blanche Tremblay of New Bedford; four grandchildren;
a greatgranddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.
Margaret J. Collins
NEW BEDFORD -- Margaret J. (Jadlowicz) Collins, 83, died at her
daughter's home, Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, after a brief illness. She was
the widow of James Collins and daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kicak)
Born in New Bedford, she lived here most of her life and also
resided in North Dartmouth for 20 years.
She was a communicant of St. James Church.
She was formerly employed by St. Luke's Hospital as a clerk in
the staffing office until her retirement.
She was a member of the St. Luke's Hospital Retirees Club and
the St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Maureen C. Lewis of New Bedford,
with whom she lived with for the past eight years and Gail C. Pendergast
of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a sister, Wanda V. DeFord of Melbourne, Fla.; eight
grandchildren; nine great-greatgrandchildren; a cousin; and several nieces
She was the sister of the late Stanley Jadlowe, Antone Jadlowic,
William Vargas, and Jacqueline V. Hansen.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495
NEW BEDFORD -- Virginia Dutra, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996,
after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Maria (Silva) and
Joaquim Rosa Dutra.
She died at Blaire House Nursing Home.
She was born in Fayal, Azores, and lived here most of her life.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
She was formerly employed by Fairhaven Pocketbook Factory as
a mill worker until her retirement.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
SAO MIGUEL, AZORES -- Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan.
7, 1996, in Sao Vicente Farropp Cemetery, Sao Miguel, Azores for Miquilina
(Torres) Pavao, who died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996, after a long illness.
She was the widow of Manuel Rego Pavao.
She died a nursing home in Ponta Delgada.
She was born in Capeles, Sao Miguel, Azores. She lived in Fall
River for 10 years and returned to Sao Miguel in 1974.
Survivors include a son, Jose Torres Pavao of New Bedford; a
daughter, Matilde (Pavao) Ponte of Fall River; four grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 No.
Front St., New Bedford.
Elvira C. Grana, 90
NEW BEDFORD -- Elvira Carballo Grana, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 7,
1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Jose Farina and daughter
of the late Manuel and Gumersinda Grana.
She died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
She was born in Vigo, Spain, and lived in this area for 21 years.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Survivors include a son, Jose Farina of New Bedford; two daughters,
Victoria Farina of Brazil, and Carmen Ruibal of Spain; a grandson, Jose
Farina Carballo of New Bedford; 14 other grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.