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Alice J. Leclair
NEW BEDFORD -- Alice Jeannette (Ares) Leclair, 84, died Friday, July 5, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Joseph Ernest Leclair and daughter of the late Moise and Lea (Rodaigue) Ares.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
Survivors include a brother, Adrien Ares of Portland, Maine; three sisters, Lillian Perry of Fairhaven, Rosa Sabastian of New Bedford and Bertha Cruz of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Laura Souza and Doris Kawalec.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave.

Michael Kurowski, 91
NEW BEDFORD -- Michael Kurowski, 91, died Thursday, July 4, 1996, after a short illness. He was the husband of Stella Mary (Siwik) and son of the late Anthony and Katherine (Ogorzalek) Kurowski.
He died at Blaire House Long-Term Care Facility.
Born in Nawsie, Poland, he entered the United States when he was 27 and has lived in the New Bedford area since then. He was a communicant of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Mr. Kurowski was formerly employed by Freemen Shoes as a stitcher until his retirement.
He served in the Polish Cavalry from 1925 to 1927.
He was a member of the Mickiewicz Club and the Polish National Alliance, and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening in his leisure time.
Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by a son, Walter Kurowski of East Weymouth; a daughter, Frances C. Bielawa of New Bedford; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He also was the brother of the late Walter Kurowski, Joseph Kurowski and John Kurowski.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Joseph M. King
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Joseph M. King, 87, of East Washington Street, died Thursday, July 4, 1996. He was the widower of Catherine M. (Brown) King and son of the late Patrick and Margaret A. (Curran) King.
He died at Ridgewood Court Nursing Home.
Born in Norwood, Mr. King lived there most of his life before moving to North Attleboro 20 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church of North Attleboro and St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro.
He was employed by the former Plympton Press of Norwood as a bookbinder for many years until his retirement in 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald M. King of North Attleboro and Joseph P. King of Stowe, Vt.; two daughters, Carolyn F. Smith of Wareham and Mary Catherine King of Willmington, N.C.; a brother, James King of Norwood; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was also the father of the late Sandra M. McCann and brother of the late Francis King, Michael King, John King, and Sylvester King.
Arrangements are by the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 S. Main St., Attleboro.

Charles E. Johnson
MARION -- Charles E. Johnson, 77, formerly of New Bedford, died Friday, July 5, 1996, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Eurie and Mildred E. (Walker) Johnson.
He died at Sippican Health Care Center.
Mr. Johnson was born in New Bedford and lived most of his life in the city.
He was employed by Cornell-Dublier Electronics Corp. until his retirement.
An avid golfer, Mr. Johnson was a member of the Reservation Golf Club.
He served in the Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the European Theater, participating in the Battle of the Rhineland.
Mr. Johnson was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, European-African-Middle-Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, William E. Ratcliffe of Acushnet, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Hope Ratcliffe.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Anna Fernandes
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held Friday, July 5, 1996, for Anna (Martin) Fernandes. She died Monday, July 1, 1996, at Sacred Heart Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Mrs. Fernandes was the widow of Oscar Fernandes and daughter of the late Frank and Rosalind (Thomas) Martin.
Born in Taunton, Mrs. Fernandes lived most of her life in New Bedford. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of its Holy Rosary Society.
Survivors include a son, Mark Blair, of Jupiter, Florida; four grandsons, three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Frank Martin, Emma Branzell, Mary Lima and Rosalind King.
Arrangements were by the Aubertine Funeral Home, 129 Allen St.

Lydia E. Clark, 97
NEW BEDFORD -- Lydia E. (Brightman) Clark, 97, of Rockdale Avenue, formerly of Gifford Road, Westport, died Thursday, July 4, 1996, after a long illness.
Born in Westport and a town resident most of her life, she was the widow of Millard J. Clark and daughter of the late Charles and Annie (MacDonald) Brightman.
She died at Hallmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Bedford.
She attended the Thibodeau Business School in Fall River in 1920 and was formerly employed by the Electric light Co. in Fall River as a stenographer.
Survivors include a daughter, Winifred Heaberlin of Westport; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

Margaret Tomms
CITRA, Fla. -- Margaret (Nones) Tomms, 59, died at home Tuesday, July 3, 1996.
A native of New Bedford, Mrs. Tomms lived in Florida for the past 18 years. She was self-employed as the owner of a bingo hall in Massachusetts.
She was a member of the Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church of Ocala.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Tomms and Troy Tomms, both of Ocala; six brothers, Arthur Nones and Thomas Nones, both of Orlando, Joseph Nones, Raymond Nones, Robert Nones and George Nones; six sisters, Evelyn Nadeau, Sylvia Theodore, Jeannie Francis, Linda Cabral, Pauline Leonardo, Pat Biennan and Barbara Jerome, all from Massachusetts; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Sun Country Cremation Service Inc., Silver Springs.

Keith Allen Pedro
FALL RIVER -- Keith Allen Pedro, 20, of Fall River, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 4, 1996.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in the New Bedford-Fall River area all of his life. He was educated in local schools and was employed as a service station attendant.
An avid bowler, he had bowled two 300 sanctioned games and was well known to area bowlers.
Survivors include his father, Joaquim Pedro Jr., of Acushnet; his mother, Shirley Rogers of Fall River, his paternal grandfather, Joaquim Pedro Sr. of Acushnet; a son, Keith Allen Pedro Jr., of Fall River; a brother, Kevin Joseph Pedro of Fairhaven; and a sister, Kelly Ann Rebello of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.

Matilda Levesque, 93
DARTMOUTH -- Matilda "Tillie" Levesque, 93, of Reed Road, died at home Thursday, July 4, 1996, after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Francois X. and Hermanie (Thibault) Levesque.
Miss Levesque was born in Fall River and lived most of her life in Dartmouth.
Prior to her retirement, she was a cloth inspector at Berkshire-Hathaway Mills in New Bedford and worked for many years as a ballroom coat checker and cashier at Lincoln Park in North Dartmouth.
Miss Levesque was a communicant of St. George Church and its Union of Prayers.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Horsman) Levesque of Dartmouth and Marie-Ange (Broder) Levesque of New Bedford; two nephews, Charles R. Levesque of New Bedford, and John A. Levesque of Dartmouth; and a niece, Pauline C. Levesque of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

John P. Andrade
ACUSHNET -- John P. Andrade, 29, of Acushnet, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, in Rochester as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Tracy L. (Theodore) Andrade and son of Joseph Lundberg of Middletown, N.Y., and the late Alice (LaGrange) Lundberg.
He was the stepson of Beverly (LaGrange) Andrade of New Bedford and the late Eurico Andrade.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he lived most of his life in New Bedford and Acushnet. He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in Acushnet.
He was employed by ABC Disposal Service of New Bedford as a truck driver for the past year and was previously employed by Atlantic Gem Seafood of New Bedford as a driver for four years. He also worked at the former Terrific Seafood Co. in New Bedford.
Mr. Andrade served in the Navy from 1985-1987.
Survivors include his widow; his father and stepmother; two sons, Joshua Paul Andrade and Nicholas Roberto Andrade, both of Acushnet; two brothers, Armand LaGrange of Corona, N.Y., and Eurico Andrade of New Bedford; three sisters, Mary Ann O'Donal of Westbrook, Maine, Sharon Andrade of Fall River, and Sheryl Andrade of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Ernest M. Elliott, 95
NEW BEDFORD -- Ernest M. Elliott, 95, of the Hathaway Manor Nursing Home, died Thursday, July 4, 1996. He was the widower of Pauline (Campbell) Elliott and son of the late F. Harvey and Martha (McCordic) Elliott.
Born in Monticello, Maine, he lived most of his life in Houlton, Maine, before moving to New Bedford 12 years ago.
He attended the First Baptist Church in New Bedford and was a Deacon Emeritus for the Military Street Baptist Church in Houlton.
He worked as a barber in Houlton for more than 50 years, owning and operating his own shop for much of that time until his retirement at age 72.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph A. Elliott of Houlton and John C. Elliott, Ph.D., of Fort Kent, Maine; two daughters, Donna E. Harriman of Fairhaven and Wilma Carpenter of Gardner, Maine; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Carol Ann Phenix
WESTPORT -- Carol Ann (Garand) Phenix, 50, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Raymond L. Phenix and daughter of Lucille (Anctil) Garand and the late Frank A Garand.
She died at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Westport for many years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church.
She was employed by Nynex as a telephone service representative.
Survivors include her widower; her mother; two sons, Raymond L. Phenix Jr. of Tiverton, R.I., and Robert M. Phenix of Fall River; a daughter, Mary Ellen Phenix of Westport; two brothers, Frank Garand of Swansea and Robert Garand of Fall River; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.

Pedro N. Sousa
NEW BEDFORD -- Pedro N. Sousa, 71, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Maria (Estacio) Sousa of New Bedford and son of Maria Celeste Sousa of Portugal and the late Manuel Sousa.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in Flores, Azores, Portugal, and lived in New Bedford for the past 23 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
He was employed by Columbia Electronic Cable as a machine operator until his retirement.
Mr. Sousa was a member of Irmandade Portuguesa Do Espirito Santo.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; four daughters, Celeste Silva of Flores, Azores, Maria Mendonca of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Connie Sousa and Ines Pacheco, both of New Bedford; a son, Jose Sousa of Germany; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

J. Walter Reimels Jr.
MIDLEBORO -- J. WALTER REIMELS, JR., 85, DIED SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1996, AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF VIRGINIA M. (SEWELL) REIMELS AND SON OF THE LATE J. WALTER AND HARRIOTT (STRAW) REIMELS.
He died at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born in Ozone Park, Long Island, N.Y., he lived in Middleboro for more than 49 years and was employed by Bethleham Steel, Fore River Shipyard, Brass & Aluminum Foundry, and the Old Colony Railroad as a pipe fitter until his retirement.
Mr. Reimels was a member of the Central Congregational Church in Middleboro, the May Flower Lodge, AF&AM, the Old Colony Royal Arch Chapter, and the Bay State Commandry, Aleppo Shrine.
He was a past patron of Hannah Shaw Chapter, No. 147, Order of the Eastern Star and he was past president of the Nemasket Chapter, AARP, and a member of the Middleboro Senior Citizens.
He had served on the board for the Council on Aging, and on the building committee of the new L.E. Simmons Multi-Service Center of Middleboro. He also was a trustee of the Thomastown Cemetery in Middleboro.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, John W. Reimels III of Wareham, Frederick A. Reimels of Pace, Fla., and David L. Reimels of Manomet; three daughters, Virginia I. Reimels and Harriott F. Joseph, both of Middleboro, and Beverly S. Reimels of Carver; a sister, Harriott F. Reimels of Barnstable; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
He also was the brother of the late Herbert Reimels and Elbert Reimels.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Pauline M. Ward
WESTFORD -- Pauline Mildred (Eames) Ward, 73, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of David Alden Ward and daughter of the late Embert Hathaway and Eliza Golden (Shurtleff) Eames.
She died at her daughter's home.
Born in Carver, she lived in North Carver for 71 years and lived with her daughter in Westport for the past year and a half.
She was educated in Plymouth and Middleboro Schools and was employed by the town of Carver in various positions for more than 20 years until her retirement in February of 1995. At the time of her retirement, she was assistant treasurer for the town of Carver.
She was an active member of the North Carver Congregational Church as a former children's choir director for many years, singer in the church choir, former church treasurer, and deaconess at the church. She was also a member of the Republican Town Committee in Carver and was an active member of the United Parish of Carver.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Masow of Westford; two sons, David Warren Parker of North Carver and Mark Alden Ward of Madbury, N.H.; four sisters, Gladys Burgess, Doris Ward and Thalia Carmichael, all of North Carver, and Lois Penniman of Hopkinton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Flora Jorgensen, Hattie Merritt, Andrew Eames and Embert Hathaway Eames Jr.
Arrangements are by the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Carver.

Olive Laronda
FAIRHAVEN -- Olive Laronda, 77, died Sunday July 7, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Manuel S. and Ermilinda (Perry) Laronda.
She died at Our Lady's Haven.
She was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and a parishioner of St. Mary's Church.
She was employed by Mass Shirt for several years and by Justin Clothing as a stitcher until her retirement.
She was an avid bingo player at St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven and she was a member of St. Mary's Church Golden Agers Club.
Survivors include four sisters, Mary Lopes, Agnes Ribeiro, and Irene Hurley, all of Fairhaven, and Emily Langlois of Wareham; two brothers, John Laronda of East Freetown and Joseph P. Laronda of Cheshire, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Laronda also was the sister of the late Aldina Machado, Manuel Laronda and George Laronda.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.

James C. DePina
BOSTON --James C. DePina, 37, of Bourne Street, died Saturday, July 6, 1996. He was the son of Vincent G. and Beatrice (Corey) Pina of Marion.
He died at the New England Deaconess Hospital.
Born in Wareham, he lived in Marion and had been in Boston for the past few years.
He was employed by American Express for five years and for the past three years at Epsilon.
Mr. DePina received a business degree from Amherst and his master's degree from the University of Michigan.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Vincent C. Pina of Auburndale and David Pina of Marion; a sister, Ann K. Pina of Washington, D.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 28), Wareham.

Frank Eliscu, 83
Frank Eliscu, a New York sculptor who designed the Heisman Trophy, died on June 19 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was 83.
Mr. Eliscu was 23 and a recent graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., when he was commissioned to design the Heisman trophy, his best-known work. He completed it in 1935. The bronze study of a football player running for a touchdown is awarded annually by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York to the best college football player.
Mr. Eliscu did many larger bronze sculptures for banks and office buildings throughout New York in the 1960s and '70s. From 1962 to 1972, he designed the engravings for six glass works produced by Steuben.
He was the principal designer of the 1974 inaugural medals for President Gerald Ford and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Mr. Ford later presented a bronze eagle, an enlarged three-dimensional version of the one on the presidential medal, to Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet dictator.
Mr. Eliscu's tallest sculpture, "Falling Books," a five-story-high bronze screen, was installed in 1983 above the entrance to the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress in Washington. Last month, he completed a clay model of "Resurrection" for the Diocese of Venice, in Florida.
Mr. Eliscu, who was born in New York City, served in the Army in World War II, then taught art for 20 years at the High School of Industrial Art, later the High School of Art and Design, in Manhattan. He became a member of the National Academy of Design in 1967, and from 1967 to 1972 was president of the National Sculpture Society.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Norman, of Sarasota; a daughter, Norma Banas, of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Rita Rothman, of Oxnard, Calif.; a brother, William Eliscu of Geneva; and two granddaughters.

Anne Marie Highstreet
COURTLAND, Ill. -- Anne Marie (Logan) Highstreet, 54, of Courtland, formerly of Middleboro, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.
Born in Middleboro, she was the daughter of Jean L. Logan Jr. and Ruth R. (Reynolds) Logan of Lakeville, and was the former wife of Robert Highstreet of DeKalb.
She was a cook at Vencor Hospital in Sycamore, Ill.
Survivors include her parents; a son, Robert J. Highstreet of Courtland; a daughter, Patricia Diedrich of Sycamore; a sister, Samantha V. Logan of Middleboro; and three grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late John and Paul Logan.
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro.

Raymond St. Gelais
NEW BEDFORD -- Raymond St. Gelais, 64, died at home Monday, July 8, 1996, after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Claire A. (Levesque) St. Gelais and son of the late Charles and Frederica (Boisvert) St. Gelais.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, Mr. St. Gelais was a communicant of St. Joseph church.
He was the owner of Ray's Siding and General Repairs until his retirement in 1993. He also was associated with St. Gelais Brothers until 1976.
He delivered Meals on Wheels to the elderly until his illness.
Mr. St. Gelais was a Korean War Army veteran, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Tuttle Post in Acushnet, the Sixth Bristol Club in New Bedford, and the former Franco-American Croquet Club.
Mr. St. Gelais enjoyed bowling, golf and hunting, and he made his own hand-crafted lawn ornaments. He also brewed his own beer, wine and root beer at home.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Ernest C. St. Gelais of Colorado Springs, Colo., Raymond C. St. Gelais of New Bedford, and Maurice R. "Moe" St. Gelais of Freetown; two daughters, Elaine B. LeBeau of Freetown and Valerie A. Yergeau of Milford, Conn.; a brother, Normand St. Gelais of Lakeville; three sisters, Jeannette Blanchard and Lucille Charbonneau, both of New Bedford, and Theresa Sparks of Westport; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. St. Gelais was the brother of the late Romeo St. Gelais, Conrad St. Gelais, Imelda Forand and Medora St. Gelais.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Daniel W. Wilkins
DARTMOUTH -- Daniel W. Wilkins, 82, of Meadowood Road, South Dartmouth, died unexpectedly Friday, July 5, 1996. He was the husband of Evelyn (Swanson) Wilkins and son of the late Wilbur and Rose (Lewis) Wilkins.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born in North Jay, Maine, and lived in Southington, Conn., for many years until moving to South Dartmouth 11 years ago.
He was employed by Stanley Tools of New Britain, Conn., as a product development engineer for 39 years until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Wilkins was a graduate of Enisberg Falls in Vermont and Anson Academy and received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Maine.
He was a member of the Stanley Works Men's Club, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly.
Survivors include his widow; a son, James D. Wilkins Sr. of South Dartmouth; a sister, Mrs. Alice Strout of Five Islands, Maine; and four grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Edith Marr, Mildred Russell, Clyde Wilkins, Roland Wilkins, Merle Wilkins and James Wilkins.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

M. Rhea Saucier
FALL RIVER -- Private funeral services were held for M. Rhea Saucier, 79, who died Saturday, July 6, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Amedee and the late Clara (Dessert) Saucier.
She died at the Crawford Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Fall River, she lived in the Rhode Island towns of Portsmouth and Tiverton for most of her life before returning to Fall River in 1983.
She was employed by the former Craig Byron Manufacturing Co. and the former Stella Ann Frocks in Fall River for many years. She was also a hostess at several area restaurants.
Ms. Saucier was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and former director of the ILGWU Credit Union. She was also a former member of the Lafayette Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sisters, Rita Medeiros of Westport and Lena Samuels of Fall River.
Arrangements were by the Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 690 S. Main St.

Julia P. Correia
NEW BEDFORD -- Julia Pacheco Correia, 82, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Jose P. and Adelaide (Medeiros) Correia.
Born in New Bedford, Miss Correia moved as a child to Achadinha, Sao Miguel, Azores, and returned to the city in 1938.
Employed as a stitcher at Cliftex Corp. until her retirement in 1962, Miss Correia was a communicant of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Juliette P. Correia of New Bedford; two brothers, Jose P. Correia. of New Bedford and George P. Correia of Lakeville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Adelaide C. Monteiro.
Arrangements are by Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 North Front Street, New Bedford.

Amelia C. Presner
NEW BEDFORD -- Amelia C. (Skoczolek) Presner, 89, of Fairhaven, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Peter Presner and daughter of the late Jacob and Caroline (Skoczolek) Skoczolek.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mrs. Presner was born in Poland and lived in New Bedford most of her life before moving to Fairhaven four years ago to live with her daughter.
She was employed by various area clothing mills as a mill worker and stitcher.
Mrs. Presner was a parishioner of St. James Church and a member of the Polish Alliance.
Survivors include her daughter, Delores B. Jarvis of Fairhaven; two brothers, Walter Skoczolek of Cape May, N.J., and Frank Skoczolek of Fairhaven; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Antone Mello Jr., 93
NEW BEDFORD -- Antone "Tony" Mello Jr., 93, a former resident of Circuit Street died Sunday, July 7, 1996, at the Brandon Woods Nursing Home in Dartmouth.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Antone Mello Sr. and Maria Gloria (Silva) Mello, he lived most of his life in New Bedford.
Mr. Mello was the proprietor of the former Mello's Gulf Service Station on Cove Street.
He is survived by a brother, George Mello of Dartmouth; a sister, Hilda Gaspar of New Bedford; a beloved friend and companion, Edna Crompton; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.

Henry T. Berry
DARIEN, Conn. -- Henry Thomas Berry, 70, of Christie Hill Road, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996. He was the husband of Diana Weeks Berry, formerly of South Dartmouth, and son of the late Harold J. and Jane T. Berry.
He died at Stamford Hospital.
Born in West Hartford, he received his bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in 1951. He was a sales executive for Business Week magazine, as well as the author of nine non-fiction books, including: "Make the Kaiser Dance," "Semper Fi Mac," "Boston Red Sox -- A History," "Hey Mac, Where Ya Been?" "This is No Drill," and "A Baseball Century."
Mr. Berry was a World War II Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Wee Burn Country Club, Marine Corps League, Yale Club of N.Y.C., and the Blohards.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Jane (Wendy) Briggs of Arrowsic, Maine, and Diana V.R. Berry of New York City; a son, Harold J. Berry III of Singapore and Darien; a sister, Marianne Kelley of West Hartford; and five grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Harold J. Berry Jr.
Arrangements are by the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road.

Nellie F. Kenyon, 92
DARTMOUTH -- Nellie F. (Harrington) Kenyon, 92, of North Dartmouth, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Harvey H. Kenyon, and daughter of the late John T. and Ella Mae (Brown) Harrington.
She died at the Sippican Long Term Health Care Center in Marion.
Born in Groton, Conn., Mrs. Kenyon lived in New Bedford for more than 50 years before moving to Dartmouth.
Mrs. Kenyon attended Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford.
She was employed in various local textile mills until her retirement in 1954.
Survivors include two sons, Harvey H. Kenyon of Mattapoisett and Walter O. Kenyon of New Bedford; a daughter, Alma F. Mastera of North Dartmouth; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Margery M. Dutra and Rosemarie Boardman and the sister of the late Emma Butson.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford.

Edward C. Medeiros
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Edward C. Medeiros, 46, died unexpectedly, Saturday, July 6, 1996. He was the husband of Judy (Sneider) Medeiros.
He died at Bridgeport Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Bridgeport, he was employed by Connecticut Post Publications as a truck driver. He previously was employed by the Unifirst Corp. of Strafford.
He was an avid motorist, belonging to the Club Corvette of Connecticut and the Soul Seekers of Hamden.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Corey Medeiros and Stephen Medeiros, both of Bridgeport; a daughter, Cayla Medeiros of Bridgeport; three uncles, Ray Medeiros and Cliff Gonsalves, both of North Dartmouth, and Walter of Westport; several cousins of the Dartmouth and New Bedford areas; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins.
Arrangements are by the Frank Polke & Son Funeral Residence, 1546 Fairfield Ave.

Keith E. Medeiros
NEW BEDFORD -- Keith Edward Medeiros, 26, of Acushnet Avenue, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, July 7, 1996.
He was the son of Kathleen (Pacheco) Medeiros of New Bedford and the late Edward Medeiros.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and was employed in the Cape Cod area as a landscaper until 1991.
Survivors include his mother; a son, Matthew John Medeiros of New Bedford; a sister, Michele Sales of New Bedford; a niece and a nephew, and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Baylies Square Funeral Home, 512 N. Front St.

Evelyn A. Hittle
MIDDLEBORO -- Evelyn A. (Matrisciano) Hittle, 71, died Sunday, July 7, 1996, after a long illness. The widow of Donald C. Hittle, who died on Feb. 23, 1996, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Esta) Matrisciano.
She died at the Cranberry Specialty Hospital.
Born in Middleboro and a resident of that community for most of her life, she was educated in Middleboro schools and she attended the Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Hittle of Middleboro and Richard Hittle of Taunton; a daughter, Donna Harriman of Carver; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.


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