Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Anita M. Prickett
NEW BEDFORD -- Anita M. (Allard) Prickett, 67, died Friday, June 14, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Exilia (Beauregard) Allard.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Fall River, she lived in New Bedford most of her life and attended St. Lawrence Martyr Church. A homemaker, Mrs. Prickett had worked for a while in the garment industry in New Bedford.
Mrs. Prickett was a member of Mother's Against Drunk Drivers.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Correia and Patricia Souza of New Bedford and Rolande Souza of Fairhaven; three sons, Lloyd Rouke of Wareham, Gerald Prickett of Tiverton, R.I. and Allan Tetreault of Attleboro; three brothers, Albert Allard of Portsmouth, Va., Rene Allard of Fall River and Gerard L. Allard of Virginia Beach, Va.; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Prickett was also the mother of the late Deborah Tetreault and the Floyd Rouke. She was also the sister of the late Eva Allen, Delia Oliveira, George Allard, Paul Allard and the Henri Allard.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Mark J. Leahy
BOSTON -- Mark John Leahy, 44, of Boston and North Dartmouth, died Friday, May 31, 1996. He was the husband of Patricia (Loria) Leahy and son of the late Edward and Mary (Egan) Leahy.
He was born in New Bedford and lived here all of his life before moving to Boston four years ago.
Mr. Leahy was a writer, poet and lecturer and founded the Writer's Workshop in Boston, devoted to creative empowerment for personal development. He was a consulting editor of "Positive Voices" a publication of the Department of Public Health. His poetry has been exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts and has been published by the National Library of Poetry.
He was a member of the Victory Programs Consumer Advisory Board, the AIDS Action Advisory Committee, and was on the board of directors of AIDS Care Project.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Brendan J. Leahy of North Dartmouth; a brother, Paul Leahy of Acushnet; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Commonwealth Cremation Service, 1642 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton.

Frank V. Faria Jr.
ACUSHNET -- Frank V. Faria Jr., 83, died Friday, June 14, 1996. He was the widower of Florence (Goguen) Faria and the son of the late Maria (Garcia) Faria and the late Frank V. Faria Sr.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Acushnet for about 60 years and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Mr. Faria retired from the Cliftex Corp., where he had been a cloth cutter.
Survivors include two sons, Alfred Faria of Acushnet and Francis Faria of New Bedford; a brother, Alfred Faria of New Bedford; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Emma Goguen and the late Olga Faria.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Mary Bindas
MATTAPOISETT -- Mary (Kamionek) Bindas, 83, died Saturday, June 15, 1996. She was the widow of Charles A. Bindas and daughter of the late Thomas and Victoria (Pavinski) Kamionek.
She died at the Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility.
Born in New Bedford, she had lived in Mattapoisett for about 45 years and was a communicant of St. Anthony Church in Mattapoisett.
Mrs. Bindas graduated from New Bedford High School and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a nurse at the office of the late Dr. Brunelle and retired from the office of Dr. Edward D. Mackler. She was a former member of the Polish Women's Business and Professional Association.
Survivors include a sister, Sabina Silhavy of Manchester, Conn., and nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Stephen Kamionek, the late Alexander "Bill" Kamionek and the late Adam Kamionek.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Michael J. Slik
BOYLSTON -- Michael J. Slik, 74, of 723 Main St., died Thursday, June 13, 1996. He was the husband of Margaret (Dyer) Slik and son of Stefan and Tolfla (Botko) Slik.
He died at the University of Massachusetts Hospital in Worcester.
Born in Worcester, he lived there most of his life and was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Church.
Mr. Slik graduated from Worcester Boys' Trade School and earned a certificate in labor-relations studies from Holy Cross College in Worcester. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Slik was a carpenter for many years in the Worcester area. He was later an ironworker in the Boston area for many years, retiring in 1984. He was also Boylston's building inspector for 37 years, until the time of his death.
He served on the Boylston Planning Board for 34 years. He was a member of the Boylston Senior Citizens Society, and a member and past president of the Boylston Graduates Association. He was a member of the 0300 and the 40 & 8, and a member and past commander of Barton-Button-Brown Post 398, American Legion. He was a member of Local 57, Ironworkers union, and a member and past president of Local 107, carpenters union, in Worcester.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Michael S. Slik of Schenectady, N.Y., and John A. Slik of Worcester; a brother, Ronald R. Slik of Monticello, Fla.; a sister, Anna Noles of South Dartmouth; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements are by Kelly Funeral Home, 154 Lincoln St., Worcester.

Stanley Koczerga
NEW BEDFORD -- Stanley Koczerga, 79, of New Bedford, died Saturday, June 15, 1996 after a long illness. He was the husband of Gloria (Sweeney) Koczerga and the late Irene (Gerwatowski) Koczerga and son of the late Michael and Anna Koczerga.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in Fairhaven, Dartmouth and New Bedford for most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Mr. Koczerga was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare as a supervisor until his retirement in 1982.
Mr. Koczerga was a member of the Polish National Alliance, the Polish American War Veterans, and the American Association of Retired Persons. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and participated in the campaigns of Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Marilyn J. Wnek of New Bedford and Paula S. Gormley of California; two stepsons, Edward F. Sweeney of New Bedford and Brian P. Sweeney of California; a sister, Helen Ras of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
He was also the brother of the late Josephine Koscuikowicz.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Gordon C. Hoey
FALL RIVER -- Gordon C. Hoey, 51, of 255 Third St., formerly of 20 Hodges Ave., Somerset, died unexpectedly at home Monday, June 3, 1996. He was the son of the late George Hoey and the late Florence (Aubershant) Hoey.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Somerset in his early life and was a graduate of Somerset High School and Bristol Community College. While in Somerset, he attended St. Thomas More Church. A computer "wizard," he was a computer technician for many years until his health forced his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors include two nieces.
He was also the brother of the late John R. Hoey.
Arrangements are by the Rose E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 866 County St., Somerset.

Dorothy Gendron
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Funeral services were held for Dorothy Rose Renaud Gendron, 59, who died Friday, May 31, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Joseph Leo Gendron and daughter of the late Auguste Renaud and Rose Daigle Renaud.
She died in Texas.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, she was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. She left the town to follow her husband during the many Army base assignments in Kansas, Pennsylvania and Hawaii during his 30-year military career. In 1975 she moved to San Antonio with her husband.
Mrs. Gendron was a devoted mother and most recently, medically retired from civil service work at Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base in the contracting office.
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Paula Ann Gendron and Mary-Ellen Gendron; three sons, Peter Joy Gendron, Joel Patrick Gendron and Timothy Gendron; three sisters, Rita Joseph, Emma Morris and Doris Gifford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Christopher Gendron and Jeannette Fernandes.
Arrangements were by the Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk, Universal City, Texas.

Roger R. Chapdelaine
FALL RIVER -- Roger R. Chapdelaine, 49, of 462 S. Beach St., died Friday, June 14, 1996. He was the husband of Sue (Pettit) Chapdelaine and son of Jeannette (Plante) Chapdelaine of East Taunton and the late Normand H. Chapdelaine.
He died at St. Anne Hospital.
Born in Fall River, he lived there most of his life and was a communicant, Eucharist minister, and confirmation catechist of St. Anne Church and a member of St. Anne Home and School.
He was a self-employed general contractor for many years, prior to which he was associated with his late father in the operation of the former Montaup Dairy and Chapdelaine Contracting, Painting and Wrecking.
Mr. Chapdelaine was active with Federal Little League, Pop Warner Football and St. Anne Cub Scouts, Pack 50 and Boy Scouts, Troop 50. He was a member of East End Sportsman's Club in Tiverton, R.I., and a former member of St. Anne Fraternity.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; two sons, Adam W. Chapdelaine and Matthew A. Chapdelaine of Fall River; seven brothers, Paul N. Chapdelaine of Poinciana, Fla., Richard A. Chapdelaine of Gualala, Calif., Christopher Royce Chapdelaine of Waiholoa, Hawaii, Robert C. Chapdelaine of Caribou, Maine, Gerald E. Chapdelaine of Coventry, R.I., William A. Chapdelaine of Templeton, Calif. and Thomas A. Chapdelaine of Fall River; seven sisters, Janet Roberts of Waiholoa, Hawaii, Suzanne Mellor of Little Compton, R.I., Rachel Chapdelaine of East Taunton, Elaine Dixon and Lynn Silvia, both of Tiverton, R.I., Denise Chapdelaine of Boston and Diane Pereira of Fall River; 27 nieces and nephews; two great-nephews and a great-niece.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St.

Maria E. Almeida
NEW BEDFORD -- Maria Eduarda (Curvelo) Almeida, 52, of Earle Street, died Friday, June 14, 1996 after a long illness. She was the widow of Joao DeAlmeida and daughter of Maria Jose (deMedeiros) Curvelo of New Bedford and the late Manuel Inacio Curvelo.
She died at the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home.
She was born in Ponta Garca, Sao Miguel, lived in New Bedford for 28 years, and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was employed by local textile shops as a stitcher until her retirement in 1983.
Mrs. Almeida was a member of the Portuguese prayer group of her parish.
Survivors include her mother; three sons, John C. Almeida, Michael Almeida and Nelson Almeida, all of New Bedford; two daughters, Stephanie Almeida and Ellie Almeida of New Bedford; two brothers, Manuel D. Curvelo and Arthur M. Curvelo, both of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

Lydia M. Kugler, 90
SHREWSBURY, Pa. -- Lydia M. (Bubb) Kugler, 90, died Thursday, June 13, 1996. She was the widow of Harry C. Kugler and daughter of the late Emmanuel and Laura M. (Freed) Bubb.
She died at Manor Care Kingston Court in York, Pa.
She was born in Bon Air, Pa., and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury.
She was also a member of the York Hospital Auxiliary in York, Lutheran Home Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary Shrewsbury Fire Co. and past worthy matron and chapter member of Triangle Chapter No. 483 Order of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia A. Barto of Shrewsbury and H. Constance Williams of Buzzards Bay; a sister, Minnie Hershey of Shrewsbury; three granddaughters; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa.

Ronald L. Pena
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Ronald L. Pena, 33, formerly of Wareham, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 11, 1996. He was the son of Donald R. Pena of Hyannis and Margie (Amado) Pena of Onset.
He died in Norfolk, Va.
Born in Hyannis, he lived in Virginia Beach for the past five years, where he worked as a plasterer.
He was a graduate of Wareham High School and served in the Navy for four years aboard the USS Nimetz.
Mr. Pena played adult baseball and was captain of his team. He also was a coach for Youth Baseball in Virginia. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout while growing up.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald L. Pena Jr. of Dennis and Donald Pena II of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Tiffany Pena of Dennis; a brother, Donald Pena of West Yarmouth; three nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are by the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills.

Norman W. DeMoranville Jr.
ROCHESTER -- Norman W. DeMoranville Jr., 65, died at home Sunday, June 16, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Carol E. (Clark) DeMoranville and son of the late Norman W. and Bertha (Pittsley) DeMoranville.
He was born in Freetown and lived in Rochester for 17 years. He was a member of the Long Plain Methodist Church.
He was employed as a logsman until his retirement.
Mr. DeMoranville was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of the Lakeville Eagles.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Raymond N. DeMoranville of Assonet and David K. DeMoranville of North Attleboro; a daughter, Debra M. Sylvia of New Bedford; a brother, Wilfred F. DeMoranville of Carver; a sister, Charlotte Pittsley of Freetown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Marcel R. Lamonde
FREETOWN -- Marcel R. Lamonde, 66, of East Freetown, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Phyllis C. (Cormier) Lamonde and son of the late Alphonse and Caroline (Lavigne) Lamonde.
He died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in East Freetown for 21 years. He was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church and also attended St. Bernard's Church in Assonet.
He was employed by Drake Bakery Co. as a driver and salesman until his retirement.
Mr. Lamonde was a Korean Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Mark P. Lamonde of East Freetown and Brian P. Lamonde of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two sisters, Pauline Roberts of Marco Island, Fla., and Muriel Gioiosa of New Bedford; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Joseph C. DeMello Sr., 92
DARTMOUTH -- Joseph C. DeMello Sr., 92, of South Dartmouth, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Alice (Andrade) DeMello and son of the late Jacintha (Mendonca) and Joseph C. DeMello.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
He was born in the Azores and lived in this area for 88 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Padanaram.
He was the former proprietor of J. Correia & Sons on Allen Street in New Bedford until his retirement.
Mr. DeMello was a member of the Knights of Columbus-McMahon Council. He was a 4th-degree knight.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph C. DeMello Jr., Paul V. DeMello and Robert C. DeMello, all of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Alice C. DeMello of South Dartmouth; a sister, Mary Rodrigues of Bennington, Vt.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was also the brother of the late Manuel C. DeMello, Angelo C. DeMello, John C. DeMello and Clementina Ponte.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Fernando Gonsalves
PROVINCETOWN -- Fernando "Eddie" Gonsalves, 87, died at home Friday, June 14, 1996. He was the husband of Anita A. (Benoit) Gonsalves and mother of Carlota (Agrela) Gonsalves.
Born in Funchal, Madeira Isles, he grew up in New Bedford and lived in Provincetown since 1943.
In the early 1960s, he was employed by the town of Provincetown and held the positions of health and licensing agent and building inspector simultaneously for 20 years until his retirement in 1982. After retiring, he remained active in town government as a member of the Finance and Charter committees, worked summers as a doorman at the Madeira Club and then at his son-in-law's fish market in North Truro until 1989.
He loved to travel with his wife of more than 50 years to his birthplace almost every year, sometimes bringing along his children. He was active in the Methodist Church as a charter member and a trustee, and was a member of the building and finance committee when the church was built.
Mr. Gonsalves loved the excitement of politics and was proud to note that John F. Kennedy, when he was a senator from Massachusetts, helped Mr. Gonsalves obtain his birth certificate, which he needed to gain U.S. citizenship.
He was an accomplished pool player and enjoyed bowling and winning at cards.
Survivors include his widow; four daughters, Patricia Gonsalves of New Bedford, Donna Johnson of Scituate, Christine Johnson of Dennis and Betty G. White of Provincetown; a son, David Gonsalves of Framingham; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Mc Houl Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way.

Claudine O. Knox
WESTPORT -- Claudine O. (Ollivierre) Knox, 76, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Everett Knox and daughter of the late Alberta (Drayton) and Cardinal Manning Ollivierre.
She was born and raised in New Bedford and lived in Philadelphia for many years before returning to Westport in 1988. She was a former member of Grace Episcopal Church.
She devoted much of her time to her great-nieces and great-nephews, and also to numerous youngsters in the Philadelphia area over the years.
Survivors include a niece, Audrey L. Huggon of Westport, with whom she lived; two nephews, Robert M. Ollivierre of Providence and Lawrence E. Ollivierre of Narragansett, R.I.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Cardinal McDonald Ollivierre, Shadrack L. Ollivierre, Verona Ollivierre and Darrel Ollivierre.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Arthur E. Lariviere
NEW BEDFORD -- Arthur E. Lariviere, 84, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Rita (Charbonneau) Leger-Lariviere and son of the late Henri and Annie (Bourque) Lariviere.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was lifelong resident of New Bedford.
He was employed by My Bread Baking Co. as a bread wrapper until his retirement.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Jeannette Braga of Fairhaven; a sister, Irene Dauteuil of New Bedford; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Adrien Lariviere, Armand Lariviere, Roland Lariviere, Raymond Lariviere, Maurice Lariviere, Roger Lariviere, Yvonne Gallagher and Bertha Watkins.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

John C. Holland
BERKLEY -- John Charles Holland, 50, of Anthony Street, died at home Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Susan Marie (Arabasz) Holland of Berkley and son of Charles and Jeannette (Augustyn) Holland of North Dartmouth.
He was born in New Bedford and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School. He was a member of the first graduating class of Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth and a 1969 graduate of Stonehill College in South Easton. He attended Holy Rosary Church in Taunton.
He was employed by Datamatix Co. of Watertown as a computer programmer, and for more than 14 years worked in the Boston area on computers that needed to be wired by hand to present-day personal computers.
Mr. Holland was recently awarded Berkley Citizen of the Year 1996 Award. He was a selectman for the town of Berkley from 1988-96, chairman of town meeting committees, a member of the Personnel Board, clerk of the Soil Conservation Board and member of the Finance Committee, a member of the Maximillian Kolbe Guild of Holy Rosary and worked all of the Parish's picnics. He also was a member of the advisory council of Cub Scout Pack No. 16 and Boy Scout Troop No. 31 in Berkley.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Jennifer Holland of Berkley; a son, Jed Holland of Berkley; two sisters, Mary Ann Laprise of Coventry, R.I., and Patricia Ann Pelton of Tiverton, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

Stanley Koczerga
NEW BEDFORD -- Stanley Koczerga, 79, of New Bedford, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Gloria (Sweeney) Koczerga and the late Irene (Gerwatowski) Koczerga and son of the late Michael and Anna Koczerga.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Biddeford, Maine, and lived in Fairhaven, Dartmouth and New Bedford for most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He was employed as a supervisor for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare until his retirement in 1982.
Mr. Koczerga was a member of the Polish National Alliance, the Polish American War Veterans and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the campaigns of Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Marilyn J. Wnek of New Bedford and Paula S. Gormley of California; two stepsons, Edward F. Sweeney of New Bedford and Brian P. Sweeney of California; a sister, Helen Ras of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and two grandchildren.
He also was the brother of the late Josephine Koscuikowicz.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.


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