Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Ariana A. Duson, DeGrace
IRVINE, Calif. -- Ariana A. Duson, DeGrace, 3 months, died Monday, June 24, 1996, after an illness. She was the daughter of P.F.C. Tiffany Duson and Corporal Jason A. DeGrace. She died at Saddleback Womens and Infants Hospital at Laguna Hills, Calif.
Survivors include her parents; her paternal grandmother, Kathleen (Ryan) DeGrace of New Bedford; her paternal great-grandfather, Henry DeGrace of Holiday, Fla., and her paternal great-grandmother, Marie (Flavin) Malone of East Moline, Ill.
She is also granddaughter of the late Dudley A. DeGrace and great-granddaughter of the late Ana (Borges) DeGrace.
A graveside service will be held Friday in Fullerton, Calif.

Dana A. Lopes
HYANNIS -- Dana A. Lopes, 40, formerly of New Bedford, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, at Cape Cod Hospital.
He was the son of the late Joseph Lopes and Mary Mae (Pina) Lopes.
He was born in New Bedford, where he lived most of his life before moving to Cape Cod two years ago.
Mr. Lopes was a graduate of Kinyon-Campbell School.
Survivors include his step-father, Joseph Gomes of New Bedford; his friend, Karen Silva of New Bedford; two sons, Craig Silva and Dwayne Silva, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Raneka Silva of New Bedford; four brothers, Kevin, Curtis, and Lance Lopes, and Dudley Gomes, all of New Bedford; four sisters, Brenda Santos of California, Cheryl B. Lopes of Fall River, Kym Gomes of New Bedford and Joila Gomes of Washington, D.C.; two granddaughters; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Dolete S. Savage
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held for Dolete S. "Dooley" Savage, 61, who died Monday, June 24, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of Mary (Sylvia) Savage of New Bedford and the late Daniel H. Savage.
He died at the Mediplex Rehab.
He was born in New Bedford, where he lived most of his life and worked as a plumber for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include his mother; his long-time companion, Kathleen M. Wolcott of New Bedford; his former wife, Beatrice A. Savage of New Bedford; four sons, Arnold E. Savage of Minnesota, Alan H. Savage of Dartmouth, Gary A. Savage of Somerset and Daniel Cornell of New Bedford; a daughter, Audrey E. Bradley of New Bedford; two brothers, Eugene Savage and Donald Savage, both of New Bedford; eight grandchildren and two nieces.
Arrangements were by the Saunders Dwyer Funeral Home, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Sister Marie Madeleine,96
FALL RIVER -- Sister Marie Madeleine, 96, formerly Yvonne Boulay, died Monday, June 24, at Providence Hospital. A native of Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie (Dion) Boulay.
Sister Marie Madeleine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Matthew's parish in Fall River and was in the 71st year of her religious life. She received her early education at St. Matthew's School and St. Joseph's High School in Fall River. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Normal School in the city.
Sister Marie Madeleine was a teacher and principal of Blessed Sacrament, St. Rock's and St. Matthew's schools in Fall River, and of St. Michael's School in Swansea. She was also a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher at St. Jean Baptiste parish in Fall River.
In 1965, she became the religious superior of Foyer St. Therese in Fall River. She retired in 1973. In 1992, she became a resident of Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Sampson Chapel of the Acres, Springfield.

Frank Lima
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Frank Lima, 53, formerly of New Bedford, died Saturday, June 1, 1996, after a long illness.
A native of New Bedford, he was the son of the late Frank and Sarah J. (Sylvia) Lima and the husband of Nancy Lima.
He attended New Bedford Vocational High School and earned his GED in the Navy. He retired from Farm Fresh Supermarkets in 1991 due to illness.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Tony Lima of Marietta, Ga; a daughter, Mrs. Cindy Roon of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Sarah-Jane Knox Thornhill of Naples, Fla.; two nephews and three nieces.
Arrangements were by the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Va.

Andrew F. Leonardo
NORTH DARTMOUTH -- Retired New Bedford Fire Lieutenant Andrew "Andy" F. Leonard, 67, of North Dartmouth, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996, at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Emily R. (Mendoza) Leonardo.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Albert Leonardo and Helen (Lyng) Leonardo. He had been a New Bedford resident until moving to North Dartmouth 20 years ago. He and his wife celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary last February.
Lt. Leonardo joined the New Bedford Fire Department on Dec. 29, 1961, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1977. He was appointed senior fire alarm operator in 1987 and he retired on May 15, 1992.
He was treasurer of the New Bedford Fire Museum from 1976 until his death. He served as secretary/treasurer of Local 841 International Association of Fire Fighters of the New Bedford Fire Fighters Association from 1976 to 1980.
He was an Electricians Mate in the U.S. Navy, holding the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer and was discharged in 1952 after serving four years including duty aboard the USS Yosemite (AD-19).
Lt. Leonardo was a 1948 graduate of New Bedford High School and graduated from Bristol Community College. He was a leader for many years in Sea Scouting in New Bedford.
In 1962, The Standard-Times took its hat off to Lt. Leonardo for devoting a quarter of a century to the Boy Scout movement. He was praised highly by the Cachalot Council for his service to scouting.
Lt. Leonardo enjoyed woodworking and taught himself the art of making stained glass; he spent many hours creating lamp shades and sun catchers.
Survivors in addition to his widow include two sons, Michael J. Leonardo of Fairhaven and Robert Leonardo of Fall River; three daughters, Linda M. Pease, Kathleen A. Bessette and Cheryl A. Audette all of Orlando, Fla.; a step-sister, Mary Theresa Cunha of Fairhaven; his mother-in-law, Mary L. Mendoza of Fairhaven; seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gilbert Leonardo.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

Charles F. Taylor
CAMBRIDGE -- Charles Fayette Taylor Sr., who helped develop the internal combustion engine used in aircraft, has died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure at the age of 101.
Mr. Taylor was the engineer in charge of the Army's Air Service Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1920s, where he supervised aircraft flight tests. There he met Orville Wright and was made director of airplane engine design and development at Wright Aeronautical Engine Corp., where he helped develop the engine used on the historic flight of Charles A. Lindbergh.
Born in 1894 in New York, he read as a boy about the Wright brothers' flights in 1904 and 1905. Mr. Taylor received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1915 from Yale and served during World War I as an inspector of aircraft material for the U.S. Signal Corps. After three months, he was put in charge of the Navy's Aeronautical Engine Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
After working with the Wrights, Mr. Taylor became an associate professor of aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1926. He became head of aeronautical engineering in 1923 and was the first director of the Sloan Laboratory for Aircraft and Automotive Engines.
Mr. Taylor's book, "The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice," remains a primary reference for automotive engineers. He also wrote an autobiography, "Growing Up with the Twentieth Century."
After his retirement from MIT in 1960, Mr. Taylor became a sculptor in metal and a painter.
Asked by an interviewer about turning 100, he said: "I don't recommend it," but added that he had lived to see Halley's Comet twice.
Mr. Taylor, who died Saturday, is survived by his wife, Alice Hickley, 98; a son, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for the fall.

Irving P. Krick, 89
PASADENA, Calif. -- Irving P. Krick, pioneering meterologist and rainmaker who predicted the crucial weather forecast that signaled the massive Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II, has died. He was 89.
Mr. Krick, who established a Meterology Department at California Institute of Technology, died yesterday at his home in Pasadena.
As an Army colonel, Mr. Krick left Cal Tech in the early days of the war to head the Weather Information Section of the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe. His forecasts were necessary to enhance the success of Allied bombing runs.
Mr. Krick and five others -- two from the British Air Ministry, two from the British Admiralty and Lt. Col. Ben Holzman, Mr. Krick's associate at Cal Tech -- were assigned to find Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower a three-day window of relatively calm weather for the invasion.
Worried by unseasonal storms lashing the Northern Atlantic, the forecasters finally made the call: "The only three days this month that you can do it will be June 6, 7 and 8." Gen. Eisenhower nodded, and June 6 was inscribed in world history as D-Day.
Which one of the six men actually risked the precise prediction has become as controversial as Mr. Krick's entire career of making long-range forecasts and seeding clouds to make rain. Many credit one of the Britons. But Victor Boesen, who wrote the 1978 book "Storm: Irving Krick vs. the U.S. Weather Bureaucracy," flatly concluded: "Ike's decision to invade was based on Mr. Krick's forecast."
Even before the U.S. entered the war, Mr. Krick observed that Germany was succeeding against European adversaries because of its ability to forecast "bombing and tank" weather accurately.
Born in San Francisco, Mr. Krick was a child prodigy concert pianist, performing around the Bay Area in his early teens. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics at University of California, Berkeley, and then went to Cal Tech for one of the nation's first master's and doctoral degrees in meteorology.
Urged by university officials, in 1934 Mr. Krick established a Meterology Department as a branch of Cal Tech's Aeronautics Department.
Two years later, he set up one of the first private meteorological consulting firms, and Hollywood immediately signed on as his first client. Mr. Krick was hired to predict the night for the burning of Atlanta in "Gone with the Wind."
Always a maverick, Krick based his forecasts -- for weeks, months or even years -- on historic weather patterns. He was one of the first meterologists to use computers in making long-range predictions. The National Weather Service and most of the 100 or so weather consulting companies base forecasts on current weather activity and doubt that reliable long-range forecasts are scientifically possible.
Mr. Krick even condensed data from 55 years of past weather activity into a simplified slide-rule gadget designed to be sold for home weather predicting.
In 1948, Mr. Krick left Cal Tech to devote full time to his consulting firm, Irving P. Krick Associates, Inc. He sold the company to Strategic Weather Services in 1990, remaining involved as chairman emeritus.
"Weather is my life," Mr. Krick told the Los Angeles Times in 1985. "If I retired, I'd be dead the next day."

Lillian Goulet
NORWICH, Conn. -- Lillian (Caron) Goulet, 74, of 4 Birchwood Drive, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Joseph Goulet and daughter of the late Antoine and Alvina Caron.
She died at William W. Backus Hospital.
She was born in New Bedford and lived a number of years in Connecticut, where she was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Norwich Town.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Philip Goulet of New Bedford; a daughter, Carol Ravizza of San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, Robert Caron of Colorado Springs and Wilfred Caron and Roland Caron, both of New Bedford; four sisters, Florence Desjardins of New Bedford, Alice Phillips of Fairhaven, Yvonne Labouliere of Fall River and Gloria Sousa of New Bedford; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Guillot Funeral Home, 75 S. B St., Taftville.

Juliette C. Patenaude
TlVERTON, R.I. -- Juliette C. (Lambert) Patenaude, 95, of Borden Road, died Thursday in her home. She was the widow of Leo E. Patenaude.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Hormidas Lambert and the late Caroline (Ethier) Lambert, she lived most of her life in Tiverton.
She owned and operated Patenaude Jewelers on South Main Street in Fall River for nearly 50 years, retiring in 1981. She was a communicant Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton and was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne Sodality. She was known as a fine keyboard player and music lover.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was sister to the late Joseph Lambert, Hormidas Lambert, Hector Lambert and Alfred Lambert, Bertha Tetrault, Rosilda Lambert, Celenire Senay, Maria Beaulieu, Yvonne Caron, and Alice Caron.
Arrangements are by Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Homne, 945 S. Main St., Fall River.

Wayne Avila
NEW BEDFORD -- Wayne Avila, 45, a ship mate for the last seven years, died of a heart attack while at sea on Wednesday, June 26, 1996.
He was the husband of Debra L. (Haynes) Avila and the son of Jules and Doris (Richard) Avila.
Born in New Bedford, Mr. Avila lived in Fairhaven most of his life before moving to North Dartmouth three years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven.
Mr. Avila, who worked on the fishing vessel Leader, also played drums with various country bands in the area.
Survivors, in addition to his widow and parents, include a daughter, Sherry Lynn Avila of Acushnet; a step-daughter, Rebecca Charros of North Dartmouth; a step-son, Michael Charros of North Dartmouth; a sister, Elaine (Avila) Tetreault of Acushnet; a brother, Jules M. Avila Jr. of Fairhaven and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

Robert Henri Masse
NORWICH, Conn. -- Robert Henri Masse, 78, of Colchester, Conn., died June 26, 1996, at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was the husband of Doris Lapointe Masse.
Born in Fall River, Mr. Masse was the son of the late Joseph and Eugenie (Gauthier) Masse. He was employed as a truck salesman for General Motors Corp. for many years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army with the amphibious corps in the South Pacific.
He was a resident of Windsor Locks for 37 years before moving to Colchester in 1987. He was past commander of the American Legion Gensi-Viola Post 36 and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, and lector of Saint Mary's Church in Windsor Locks.
He also served on the Board of Tax Review, Republican Town Committee, and as a fire commissioner and justice of the peace in Windsor Locks.
Survivors include his wife and two sons, Robert P. Masse of Portland, Conn., and Charles Masse of East Hartford, Conn.; three daughters, Paulette Montemerlo of Marlborough, Conn., Michele Gliha of East Hampton, Conn., and Gisele Laine of Brighton, Mich.; two sisters, Margo Dionne of Lakeville, and Pauline Hamel of New Bedford; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jean-Louis Masse, and two sisters, Germaine Wheelock and Jeanette Maheu.
Arrangements were by Belmont Funeral Home in Colchester.

Keith Souza
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Keith Souza, 38, formerly of New Bedford, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of Agnes (Medeiros) Souza of Arizona and the late Herbert Souza.
He was born in New Bedford and lived here for 28 years before moving to Arizona 10 years ago. He was employed by Southwest Bell Telephone Co.
Survivors include his mother; two sons, James Souza of Arizona and Herbert Souza Jr. of Fairhaven; his maternal grandmother, Mary Medeiros of New Bedford; two nieces and a nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are by the Webber's East Lake Mortuary, Phoenix.

Joseph Pariseau
FALL RIVER -- Joseph "Julian" Pariseau, 80, of Oak Grove Avenue, formerly of Washington Street, Westport, died Thursday, June 27, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Pauline (Beaulieu) Pariseau and son of the late Gelas D. and Marie (Labrie) Pariseau.
He died at the Crestwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Westport most of his life and was a communicant of St. George Church in Westport. He was a mixoligist with various night clubs in the area until his retirement in 1967.
Mr. Pariseau was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a Gunners Mate First Class. He was a member of the W.A.&R. Ouellette Post No. 8502 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Westport.
Survivors include his widow; six sons, Normand G. Pariseau of Stratford, Conn., Rene A. Pariseau of Brockton, Father Luke Pariseau of Taunton, Ernest Pariseau and William A. Pariseau of Westport, and Roger Pariseau of New Bedford; a brother, Theobert Pariseau of New Bedford; a sister, Valna Prendergrast of Tiverton, R.I.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

Mabel Moraes
FAIRHAVEN -- Mabel (Botelho) Moraes, 77, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Antone Moraes and daughter of the late John and Johanna (Almeida) Botelho.
She died at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in Fairhaven for 40 years.
Survivors include her widower; two sons, Dennis Moraes and Jeffrey Moraes of Fairhaven; two sisters, Beatrice Sylvia and Hilda Escobar, both of New Bedford; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Imelda Edna Tardi
DARTMOUTH -- Imelda Edna (Serra) Tardi, 84, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, June 27, 1996. She was the wife of A. Leo Tardi and daughter of the late Triffle Serra and Clerinda (Grenier) Serra.
Born in New Bedford, she resided in Dartmouth since 1944 and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church.
As a young girl, she was a member of the St. Jean the Baptist Church Drill Team. She had been a Eucharistic minister at St. Luke's Hospital for 11 years, and had been a volunteer for eight years for the Buttonwood Park Senior Citizens, serving meals.
She and her husband would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Anette L. Palmer of Port Charlotte, Fla., four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Merilda Tardi, who was her twin, Dianna Boulanger, and Hector Serra, Ernest Serra, Leo Serra and Arthur Serra.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

Donald L. Cosme
NEW BEDFORD -- Donald L. "Ducky" Cosme, 61, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996. He was the husband of June M. (Gelmette) Cosme and the son of the late Lewis J. and Rose (Baptiste) Cosme.
He died at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plains.
Born in New Bedford, Mr. Cosme attended New Bedford Vocational School. He was employed by AT&T in the maintenance department for four years, then by the Blaire House as a security guard. Prior to working for AT&T, he worked at Rodney Metals for 15 years as an indirect machine operator.
Mr. Cosme was a Korean War Army veteran and a former member of the Young Cape Verdean Athletic Association.
Survivors include his widow; four daughters, Kim M. Cosme and Robyn L. Cosme of New Bedford, Karen J. Cosme of Dartmouth and Dawna A. LeComte of Wareham; a son, Donald "Craig" Cosme of New Bedford; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Philomena Whitworth
NEW BEDFORD -- Philomena "Fannie" (Correia) Whitworth, 88, of Fair Street, died Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mrs. Whitworth worked at both the New Bedford Thread Co. and the Kilburn Mill as a winder and tender before retiring.
She was the widow of the late Robert Whitworth and daughter of the late Antone M. Correia and the late Mary (Pacheco) Correia.
Mrs. Whitworth was born in New Bedford, where she lived her entire life. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Hilda E. Caucci of Dartmouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Whitworth was the also the sister of five late siblings, Manuel Correia, Anthony Correia, Mary Ferreira, Irene Perry and Emma Correia.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Lillian C. Wheeler
BOURNE -- Lillian C. (O'Neil) Wheeler, 82, died Friday, June 28, 1996. She was the widow of Howard G. Wheeler and daughter of the late William and Agnes (Griffin) O'Neil.
She died at the Cape Cod Nursing Home.
Born in Dorchester, she lived in Dorchester and Brockton before moving to Bourne 30 years ago. She was a former resident of Great Hills Estate in Bourne.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Wheeler of Bangor, Maine; a sister, Irene Vicino of Wareham; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.
Arrangements are by the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Wrentham.

Gray L. Thornton
NEW BEDFORD -- Gray L. Thornton, 86, of Cardinal Street, died Thursday, June 27, 1996. He was the husband of Julia (Renee) Thornton and son of the late Frank and Inez (Robinson) Thornton.\
He died at Mariner Health of Southeastern Mass.
Born in Providence, he lived in New Bedford most of his life.
Mr. Thornton was employed by the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. as an electrician for many years, and then by the Chamberlain Co. for five years until his retirement in 1971.
He served in the Rhode Island National Guard from 1929 until 1932 and he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for several years.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Erma Dewhurst of New Bedford; a son, Raymond Thornton of New Jersey; two sisters, Mabel Burkhart of Barrington, R.I. and Florence Duclos of Narragansett, R.I.; four brothers, Philip Duclos and Chester Duclos of Pawtucket, R.I., Carl Thornton of Narragansett, R.I., and Wendell Duclos of Riverside, R.I.; a stepson, Teotonio Joia Gonsalves of New Bedford; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Brooklawn Funeral Home, 15 Irvington Court.


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