Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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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 Gover Cemetery.

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 printing industry.
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 Club.
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 school system.
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 Veterans.
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 Washington St.
Thomas Cadima

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 18 years.
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 Simonin

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. Main St.
John Arruda

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 (Barboza) Arruda.
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 Corner Seniors.
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 in 1975.
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 Rock Village.
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., New Bedford.
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 (Conroy) Griffin.
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 nephew.
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) Jadlowicz.
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 and nephews.
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 Park St.
Virginia Dutra

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.
Miquilina Pavao

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 Church.
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.


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