Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Antone R. Vieira Jr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Antone R. Vieira Jr., 74, died at home Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the widower of Lena (Costa-Frias) Vieira and Madeline (Costa) Vieira and son of the late Antone and Maria (Amaral) Vieira.
He was born in New Bedford and lived all of his life in this area. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
He was formerly the owner of T.V.'s Variety on Brock Avenue and was employed by Aerovox for 20 years until his retirement.
Mr. Vieira was a member of the Musicians Union Local 214, the Bay State Band, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 914 since 1949, past governor and president of District 4, Moose Legion past north and had a fellowship degree (next to highest degree in the Moose) and was a deputy grand north Moose.
Survivors include two daughters, Dolores L. Vieira of East Freetown and Judith Ann Sullivan of Raymond, N.H.; a son, Antone R. Vieira III of New Bedford; two sisters, Otilia Rodriques and Odelia Vieira, both of New Bedford; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Dr. Allan Beigel, advised Carter
Dr. Allan Beigel, a psychiatrist at the University of Arizona who served as an adviser on mental health in the Carter administration, died June 22 [1996] at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was 56. The cause was a brain tumor, his family said.
Dr. Beigel was a professor of psychiatry with particular interests in mental health policy, managed care and international policy and education. He joined the university's faculty in 1970 when he was appointed director of the Southern Arizona Mental Health Center, a position he held until 1983.
An expert on behavioral health care, criminal psychiatry and drug and alcohol abuse, Mr. Beigel was licensed in five states.
President Carter named Beigel to the President's Commission on Mental Health in 1977.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, he graduated from Harvard College and earned a medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1965. He was a co-author of "Beneath the Badge: A Story of Police Corruption" (Harper & Row, 1977), a report on a federal investigation of wrongdoing in Chicago, written with his brother, Herbert Beigel, a member of the panel that conducted the inquiry.
In addition to his brother, a resident of New York City, Beigel is survived by his wife, Nancy Sher, and twin daughters, Micaela and Eliana, all of Tucson; and two daughters from an earlier marriage, Jillian, of Chicago, and Jennifer, of Cave Junction, Ore.

Estelle E. Renaud, 93
NEW BEDFORD -- Estelle E. (Jaillet) Renaud, 93, formerly of Conduit Street, died Saturday, June 29, 1996. She was the widow of George A. Renaud and daughter of the late Levi and Elizabeth (Richard) Jaillet.
She died at the Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Fairhaven.
She was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada, and lived in New Bedford since 1924 where she was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Mrs. Renaud was a homemaker and enjoyed her flower garden and traveling.
She attended Mass daily and was a member of the Saint Anne Sodality of St. Joseph Church and the St. Joseph Seniors.
Survivors include three daughters, Georgette Letendre and Yvette Costa, both of Acushnet, and Germaine L. Stephens of South Plymouth; four sons, Sylvio Renaud and Roger G. Renaud, both of New Bedford, Paul A. Renaud of Claremore, Okla.. and Marcel B. Renaud of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Fred Jaillet of Bouctouche; 32 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.
She was also the grandmother of the late Carrie Lynne Stephens, mother-in-law of the late Yvette (Allain) Renaud, and sister of the late Frank Richard and the late Lucienne Jaillet.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Norma M. Mello
FAIRHAVEN -- Norma Mae (Gidley) Mello, 75, of Our Lady's Haven Nursing Home, formerly of South Dartmouth, died Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of James Mello and daughter of the late Byron A. and Lillian (Connelly) Gidley.
She died at the nursing home.
She was born and lived in the New Bedford area all of her life.
She was employed as a hairdresser in downtown New Bedford.
Mrs. Mello was a 1939 graduate of Dartmouth High and was a former member of the Mt. Carmel Senior Citizens in New Bedford.
Survivors include a son, Byron R. Magnin of Neptune, N.J.; a stepson, James Mello of New Bedford; a daughter, Lyndell N. Lucas of Fairhaven; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

Vito V. Gerardi
NEW BEDFORD -- Vito V. Gerardi, 80, died unexpectedly, Saturday, June 29, 1996. He was the husband of Olivia (Espinola) Gerardi and son of the late Anthony D. and Mary (Lewis) Gerardi.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Jamestown, R.I. and lived in New Bedford most of his life where he was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
He formerly was employed as a school teacher in the Franklin School System until his retirement.
Mr. Gerardi was a longtime member of the Boy Scout troop at St. John the Baptist Church and a life and third-degree member of Council 151, Knights of Columbus. He was a fourth-degree member of the Cardinal Medeiros Council, and a member of American Legion Post 1, American-Portuguese Veterans Post 1, St. Vincent De Paul Society Holy Name Society of St. John the Baptist Church, national chairman of the Cause of Zanam and a member of the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association. He was also a eucharistic minister and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow; his stepmother, Marie L. Gerardi of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Mildred Pelletier and Anthony Gerardi.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Vito V. Gerardi
NEW BEDFORD -- Vito V. Gerardi, 80, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 29, 1996. He was the husband of Olivia (Espinola) Gerardi and son of the late Anthony D. and Mary (Lewis) Gerardi.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Jamestown, R.I., and lived most of his life in New Bedford, where he was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
He was employed as a school teacher in the Franklin School System until his retirement.
He was a graduate of Fitchburg State College and received his master's degree from Bridgwater State College.
Mr. Gerardi was a life member of the New Bedford Boy Scouts of St. John the Baptist Church and the Knights of Columbus No. 151 3rd degree. He was a member of the Cardinal Medeiros Council 4th degree, American Legion Post 1, American Portuguese Veteran Post 1, St. Vincent De Paul Society and Holy Name Society of St. John the Baptist Church, national chairman of the Cause of Ozanam and a member of the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association. He also was a Eucharistic minister and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow; his stepmother, Marie L. Gerardi of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was the brother of the late Mildred Pelletier and Anthony Gerardi.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.
Mr. Gerardi's schooling was omitted in Sunday's paper.

Blanche M. Marshall, 94
DARTMOUTH -- Blanche M. (Arsenault) Marshall, 94, of South Dartmouth died Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Joseph Marshall Jr. and daughter of the late John and Clarissa (Turgeon) Arsenault.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Fairhaven and the last 62 years in South Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church.
She was employed at home.
Survivors include a daughter, Claire Hibbert of South Dartmouth; three sons, Gerald Marshall, Paul Marshall and Carl Marshall, all of New Bedford; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

Felisbela G. Santos
NEW BEDFORD -- Felisbela G. (da Horta) Santos, 85, died at home Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Manuel A. Santos and daughter of the late Manuel and Virginia da Horta.
She was born in Madeira, Portugal, and lived in New Bedford for the last 43 years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Mrs. Santos was employed at home.
Survivors include three daughters, Germaine DeFreitas and Mary Graca, both of Redwood City, Calif., and Gertrude Macedo of New Bedford; three sons, Manuel Santos, Adelino Santos and John Santos, all of New Bedford; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Frank M. Sylvia, 95
FREETOWN -- Frank M. Sylvia, 95, of East Freetown, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 29, 1996. He was the widower of Sylvia C. (Cashiero) Sylvia.
He died at Morton Hospital in Taunton.
He was born in Portugal and lived in East Freetown for 45 years where he was a communicant of St. Theresa Church.
Mr. Sylvia was employed as a cranberry grower and was a member of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association.
Survivors include three daughters, Elaine M. Sylvia of New Bedford, Eileen Sylvia of East Freetown and Dolores Paterna of Lakeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Rosemond V. Silva
CARVER -- Rosemond Viola Silva, 89, of 364 West St., died Thursday, June 27, 1996. She was the widow of Manuel T. Silva and daughter of the late Albert and Martha (Robinson) Monteiro.
She died at Morton Hospital in Taunton.
She was born in Boston and moved to Carver in 1928. She was a member of the Middleboro Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was employed by Taunton State Hospital as a licensed practical nurse for 20 years until her retirement in 1970.
Mrs. Silva enjoyed gardening and flower arranging and was an accomplished knitter and crocheted.
Survivors include four sons, Carl "John" Santos, Mitchell A. Santos and Jerome R. Santos, all of Carver, and Darrell M. Silva of Leominster; two daughters, Margaret E. Monteiro and Mary L. Almeida, both of Carver; 33 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Homes, 59 Peirce St., Middleboro.

Beatrice F. Nadeau
FOXBORO -- Beatrice F. Nadeau, 89, died Thursday, June 27, 1996. She was the widow of Conrad A. Nadeau and daughter of the late David and Alphonsine (Morin) Allard.
She died at the Maples Nursing Home in Wrentham.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Foxboro for 54 years, where she was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
She was educated in New Bedford Public Schools and was employed by the Van Dora Nursing Home in Foxboro as a crafts instructor for six years.
Mrs. Nadeau was a homemaker and was fond of knitting hats and scarves for needy children to be given to them at Christmas.
Survivors include a sister, Edna Cote; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was also the mother of the late Carole D. Nadeau.
Arrangements are by the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St.

Isabel I. Maranhas
DARTMOUTH -- Isabel I. Maranhas, 86, of South Dartmouth, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Jose Augusto Maranhas and daughter of the late Annie (Nelson) and Fernandez Souza.
She died at Brandon Woods in South Dartmouth.
She was a lifelong resident of South Dartmouth and a communicant of St. Mary Church Padnaram.
Survivors include six sons, Andrew Souza of Westport, Leo A. Maranhas and Mario Maranhas, both of Savannah, Ga., Joseph Maranhas and David Maranhas, both of North Dartmouth, and Frederick J. Maranhas of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Linda Hickney of South Dartmouth; three sisters, Dorothy Mello, Mary Silveira and Rose Arruda, all of New Bedford; a brother, David Souza of South Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the sister of the late Leonora Souza, Vilda Silva, Anna Martin, Nelson Souza and Fred Souza.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Cecile Desaulniers, 92
FREETOWN -- Cecile (Lortie) Desaulniers, 92, of East Freetown, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Eugene Desaulniers and daughter of the late Johnny and Marie Anne (Grenier) Lortie.
She died at the Oaks Nursing Home.
She was born in Beauport, Quebec, Canada, and lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven before to moving to East Freetown 25 years ago.
She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. John Neumann Church.
Mrs. Desaulniers was a member of the Ladies Friendly East Freetown Congregational Church and the Ladies Guild at St. John Neumann Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed knitting and baking.
Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Bisson of West Hartford, Conn., and Louise D. Schellenberger of East Freetown; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nephews.
She also was the sister of the late Lionel Lortie, Lorenzo Lortie and Marie Cote.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Gertrude P. Dias
FAIRHAVEN -- Gertrude Page (Shattuck) Dias, 86, of the Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center, died Sunday, June 30, 1996. She was the wife of Alfred Dias and daughter of the late Edwin Chase and Lottie (Page) Shattuck.
She died at the nursing home.
She was born in Philadelphia and was educated in New Bedford. She lived in or near the communities in which she worked and returned to the Greater New Bedford area in 1975. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was employed as an occupational therapist by the former Sol e Mar Hospital, the Sassaquin Sanitarium for eight years and eight months, and then at the Middlesex Sanitarium for 28 years and eight months.
Mrs. Dias graduated from New Bedford High School in 1927 and Wheaton College in 1931. She was a member of the New Bedford Women's Business and Professional Club, YWCA, a life member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Auxiliary of the Spanish American War Veterans.
Survivors include her husband, also of the nursing home.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

C. Roy Hatch
MIDDLEBORO -- C. Roy Hatch, 84, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, after a long illness. He was the widower of Florence (Teceno) Hatch and son of the late Clifford R. and Emma (Roy) Hatch.
He died at Alpha Village Long Term Care Facility.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in Middleboro most of his life and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
He was the owner of the former Best Floor Covering Co.
Mr. Hatch was a World War II navy veteran with the patrol torpedo boats in Okinawa.
He was educated in New Bedford schools and was past president of the Mitchell Memorial Club, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Glass Post of Middleboro, the Middleboro-Lakeville Knights of Columbus and the Middleboro Lodge of Elks.
His hobbies were hunting, boating and horses.
Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn A. King of Middleboro; a granddaughter; and two cousins.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Delores Ponte
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held for Delores (Perry) Ponte, 60, who died Friday, June 28, 1996 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Mary (Souza) Perry Montozo and the late Manuel S. Perry.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in this city all her life and worked in local cotton mills as a stitcher until her retirement. Mrs. Ponte was a former member of the South End On Board Community Center and the Gomes School Parent-Teacher Association.
Survivors include her mother, of Rhode Island; two sons, Steven W. Ponte of New Bedford and Brian N. Ponte of Georgia; one daughter, Donna M. Ponte of New Bedford; four brothers, Manuel Perry Jr., Donald Perry and Ronald Perry, all of New Bedford, and Normand Perry of Rhode Island; five sisters, Nancy Azevedo, Gloria Faria, Mary Perry and Carol Santos, all of New Bedford and Elien Knidler of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Raymond Perry and Kenneth Perry.
Arrangements were by the Austin-Carney Funeral Home, 549 County St.

Mildred F. Stratton
FAIRHAVEN -- Mildred F. (Morse) Stratton, 84, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of David J. Stratton and daughter of the late Ernest L. and Nellie (Hadley) Morse.
She was born in Providence and lived 20 years in Fairhaven. Mrs. Stratton was a member of the Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven and formerly was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Inheritance Tax Department.
Mrs. Stratton was a member of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society's Whaling Museum.
Survivors include two nieces, Diana Wilson of Lithia, Fla., and Elaine Richard of St. Lucia, West Indies.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Boulevard.

Judith Lee Riha
BOURNE -- Judith Lee (Carrigan) Riha, 44, of Lafayette Avenue, Buzzards Bay, died at home Sunday, June 30, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Richard D. Riha and daughter of William C. and Mildred H. (Percy) Carrigan of Wareham.
Mrs. Riha was born in West Bridgewater and lived in Buzzards Bay for the past 21 years. She graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and attended Fisher College in Dartmouth.
She taught Sunday school at the Church in the Pines for two years. Mrs. Riha was a multi-talented person who did everything from woodworking and home decorating to playing the piano.
Besides her parents, survivors include her widower; three daughters, Karen Riha, Julie Riha, and Jessica Riha, all of Buzzards Bay; a son, David Riha of Buzzards Bay; a brother, William C. Carrigan Jr. of West Bridgewater; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Jean Crouch of Port Richey, Fla.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.

Lindy L. Hubright
NEW BEDFORD -- Lindy L. Hubright, 64, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30, 1996. He was the husband of Patricia (Powers) Hubright and son of Mabel (Youngman) Hubright of Williamson, N.Y., and the late Luther Hubright.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Walworth, N.Y., he lived in New Bedford the past 42 years. He was employed by Teledyne Rodney Metals as the superintendent of shipping until his retirement after 28 years of service.
Mr. Hubright was a Korean War Navy veteran and later served in the Army and Coast Guard. He retired from the Coast Guard Reserve as a First Class Yeoman on April 19, 1992 after 24 years' total service in the armed services.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Andrews-Dahill Post 1531 and the New Bedford Municipal Golf Course and Association.
He and his wife would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in September of 1996.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; two sons, James L. Hubright and John L. Hubright, both of New Bedford; two daughters, Patti-Lyn Mello of Fall River and Elizabeth McCadden of Portsmouth, Va.; three brothers, Earl Hubright, Larry Hubright and Jerry Hubright, all of Williamson, N.Y.; a sister, Shirley Sergeant of Charleston, S.C.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

Eleonore O. Cole
BEDFORD -- Eleonore O. Cole, 87, died Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Frank A. Cole.
She died at Carleton-Willard Village.
Born in Boston, she lived in Granby, Lexington, and Sarasota, Fla.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne C. Yehle of New Bedford and Barbara A. Wezniak of Mashpee; a son, Frank J. Cole of Auburn; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Elizabeth E. LeDuc.
Arrangements are by the Gaffey-McAvoy Funeral Home, 223 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington.

Lucy J. Bieu
FALL RIVER -- Lucy J. (Benoit) Bieu, 85, died Saturday, June 29, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Raymond J. Bieu and daughter of the late Edward F. and Mildred H. (Manning) Benoit.
She died at Highland Manor Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in New Bedford and Fall River most of her life.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Wetmore; two nieces, Margaret Ladetto of New Bedford and Joan Pacheco of Arizona, and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

William T. Cahill, at 84
HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Former Gov. William T. Cahill, who lured the New York Giants to New Jersey but couldn't persuade residents to accept a state income tax, died today. He was 84.
Mr. Cahill died in his hometown of Haddonfield, according to Diane Bedwell, a spokeswoman at his law firm. He had been ill with a circulatory system illness for some time, she said, but she had no details on cause of death.
Mr. Cahill was an FBI agent, prosecutor and six-term congressman before he served as governor from 1970-1974.
Opposition to his tax proposals and corruption charges against associates limited Mr. Cahill to one term as governor. Seeking a second term, he was defeated in the Republican primary -- the only time he lost an election for public office.
"I always considered it a civic duty to get involved," Mr. Cahill said in a 1988 interview. "But I also said to myself, 'Once the people tell me they don't want me, that's it. I'm out."'
While governor, Mr. Cahill introduced the state lottery and the New York Giants football team to New Jersey, as well as wetlands and coastal environmental protection measures. He raised the sales tax from 3 percent to 5 percent to balance the budget shortly after taking office.
But overall tax reform was one of the major battles of Mr. Cahill's administration, a battle he fought and lost. Mr. Cahill went directly to the voters promoting a new state income tax, as recommended by a blue-ribbon commission he had appointed. But the Legislature defeated the income tax bill in 1972.
New Jersey eventually enacted a graduated state income tax four years later.
Mr. Cahill distanced himself from the Nixon administration and Republican hard-liners during his days in the governor's office. He praised students who protested the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and pushed for a softening of the penalties for possessing a small amount of marijuana.
He criticized President Nixon, saying he didn't pay enough attention to domestic problems.
"The federal government can no longer avoid its responsibilities to the Newarks of this country," he once said.
After filling various local and state prosecutor's office posts, Mr. Cahill served six consecutive terms representing Camden County in Congress. He also had served one term as state assemblyman from Camden County from 1951-1952.


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