|Leonard C. Jackson
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Leonard "Len" C. Jackson, 44, died Tuesday, July
9, 1996, at his home in Baltimore due to complications from AIDS.
Born in New Bedford, Mr. Jackson graduated from New Bedford High School
in 1970 and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University
He was the owner of the Jackson Square Restaurant in Atlanta, Ga.,
until 1988. Mr. Jackson was most recently the executive director of the
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore.
He was also the secretary and board member of the People With AIDS
Coalition of Baltimore, which sponsored the annual "Christmas for Kids"
campaign to benefit children with AIDS. He also was director of the Gay
and Lesbian Youth Group, which provided outreach support, social and educational
He also cooked for Movable Feasts in Baltimore and was a member of
the Baltimore Area AIDS Service Providers. He also served on the Governor's
Task Force on Medicare Reform in that state.
As a child in New Bedford, Mr. Jackson earned his Eagle Scout Award
as a member of Troop 8. The award is in the highest honor in Boy Scouts.
In 1968, he was named by The Standard-Times as a Most Valuable Staffer
for his work as editor in chief of the New Bedford High School's newspaper,
Survivors include his partner, James L. White of Baltimore; his mother,
Sybil R. Jackson of New Bedford; a sister, Marsha Jackson of Hanover, Md;
a brother, Lawrence Jackson of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and several aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Alternatives.
Edmond H. McCarthy
NEW BEDFORD -- Edmond H. McCarthy, 77, died Friday, July 12, 1996,
after a long illness. He was the widower of Mary (Weddleton) McCarthy and
son of the late William P. and Elizabeth (Hankard) McCarthy.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Hyde Park, he graduated from Cathedral High School and Bentley
College, both in Boston. He lived in Marion since 1950.
He was employed by the Internal Revenue Service as an agent for many
years until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement, he worked as
a tax consultant for Cliftex in New Bedford for 10 years.
Survivors include three sons, William P. McCarthy of Mansfield, Edmond
H. McCarthy Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Paul E. McCarthy of Marietta, Ga;
and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral
Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, (Rt. 28) Wareham.
Marie G. Reedy
NEW BEDFORD -- Marie Germaine (Berube) Reedy, 72, of New Bedford, died
Saturday, July 6, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of George
Reedy of New Bedford and daughter of the late Phillias and Marie Ann (Levesque)
She died at Sippican Health Care Center in Marion.
She was born in Canada, lived in this area most of her life, and was
a communicant of St. James Church. She was formerly employed by the Acushnet
Co. as an inspector until her retirement.
Mrs. Reedy was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post
No. 6643 of Freetown.
Survivors include her widower; four sons, Raymond Denault of Santa
Anna, Calif., Richard Denault of North Dartmouth, and Michael Reedy and
Marc Reedy, both of New Bedford; a daughter, Paula Foley of Watertown;
10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Berube of
Quebec; and five sisters, Jeanne Prefontaine, Rita Frigon, Theresa Despatie,
Alice Beaulieu and Clara Mimeault, all of Quebec.
She was also the sister of the late Emile Berube, Pierre Berube and
Joseph Berube, Elsie St. Jean, Marian Canuel, Antionette Beaulieu and Beatrice
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.
Ernest L. Aupperlee Jr.
NEW BEDFORD -- Ernest L. Aupperlee Jr., 30, died Friday, July 12, 1996,
after a long illness, multiple sclerosis. He was the son of Betty L. Turner
of Quincy and the late Ernest L. Aupperlee Sr.
He died at Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital.
He was born in Sommerville and lived in Quincy for many years until
moving to New Bedford a few years ago.
Mr. Aupperlee attended the Mass Hospital School in Canton and was a
member of the Roadrunners Club of New Bedford.
Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Ronald W. Aupperlee of
Weymouth and Ernest R. Aupperlee of Brockton; five sisters, Jean Coughlin
of Key West, Fla., Deborah J. DiRoma of Taunton, Patricia H. Glassett and
Cindy L. Mann, both of Weymouth and Betty L. Pavone of Savannah, Ga; his
maternal grandfather Harvey F. Turner of Quincy; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Joseph R. Lucid Funeral Home, 18 Quincy Ave.,
Ovila J. Cyr
NEW BEDFORD -- Ovila J. Cyr, 88, of New Bedford, died Thursday, July
11, 1996 after a brief illness. He was the widower of the late Estelle
(Cathcart) Cyr and son of the late Zepherin and Delia (Rouleau) Cyr.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St.
Anthony Church. He was employed by Shoe Manufacturing Co. as a stitcher
until his retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Cyr and Maurice Cyr, both of New
Bedford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet
Martha Ferguson Leatherby
OCALA, Fla. -- Martha Ferguson Leatherby, 42, died Saturday, July 6,
1996. She was the widow of Stephen Leatherby and beloved daughter of Eli
and Mary (Mullins) Ferguson.
Martha was an avid horsewoman since her childhood in South Dartmouth.
Her devotion to horses, especially the care of mares and foals, led her
throughout the eastern and southern United States, Australia and Ireland,
but primarily the Ocala, Fla. Area, where she was recognized as an accomplished
and hard-working broodmare manager.
Undeterred by convention, Martha raced motorcycles, traveled extensively
and devoted herself to an occupation which was non-traditional for women.
"What we'll miss most is her enthusiasm for challenge, unique sense
of humor and a personality that was distinctly Marth," the family writes.
Survivors include her loving sisters, Cynthia F. Jeffrey and Julia
Bryant Ferguson, both of Westport, Mae Ferguson of California, Kate Ferguson
and Ann Ferguson, both of New Bedford; and loving brothers, Daniel E. Ferguson
of North Dartmouth, Len Ferguson of Florida, Jim Ferguson of Washington,
Andrew E. Ferguson of New Bedford, Tom Ferguson of Rochester and Jerry
Ferguson of Freetown. In addition to her special nephew Brion, she leaves
12 other nieces and nephews.
Antone Viera Jr.
FALL RIVER -- Antone "Pudgie" Viera Jr., 47, of Peck Street, Fall River,
died Friday, July 12, 1996. He was the husband of Bernadette "Bernie" (Mello)
Viera and son of Dorothy (Martin) Viera of Fall River and the late Antone
He died at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he was formerly employed by J &
J Corrugated Box Co. for several years and was most recently employed by
Highland Manor Nursing Home in Fall River as a supervisor.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a son, Antone "Guy" Viera
III of Fall River; a daughter, Theresa Viera of Fall River; a sister, Melissa
Morango of Fall River; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St.
Leona B. Boutin
NEW BEDFORD -- Leona B. (Devost) Boutin, 88, of New Bedford, died Saturday,
July 13, 1996, after a long illness.
She was the widow of Roland J. Boutin and daughter of the late Joseph
and Azelie (Langis) Devost.
She died at Mediplex of New Bedford Nursing Home.
Born in Taunton, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life and
was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was employed by St. Luke's
Hospital as a dietary aide until her retirement.
Mrs. Boutin was a member of St. Anne's Sodality of St. Joseph Church
and St. Luke's Retirees.
Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Galipeau of New Bedford; two
sons, Paul Boutin of New Bedford and Wilfred Boutin of Rochester; a sister,
Beatrice Gervais of Fall River; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.
Edna M. Perkins Winslow
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Edna M. (Fiske) Perkins Winslow, 82, formerly of
Mattapoisett, died Friday, July 12, 1996, after a brief illness. She was
the widow of Calvin F. Perkins and George Winslow and daughter of the late
Fred and Clara Fiske.
She died at home with her companion, Walter Stepp, at her side.
She was born in New Bedford and was a longtime resident of Mattapoisett.
She moved to Fort Myers after retiring as a registered nurse from St. Luke's
Hospital in New Bedford.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and St. Luke's Hospital
School of Nursing.
Survivors include her companion; four sons, Calvin F. Perkins Jr. and
Barry W. Perkins, both of Mattapoisett, William B. Perkins of Kingston
and David D. Perkins of Carver; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also the sister of the late Everett Fiske and Edith Viger Hart.
Local arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495
Park St., New Bedford.
Elsie M. Gracia
NEW BEDFORD -- Elsie M. (Francis) Gracia, of New Bedford, died Saturday,
July 13, 1996. She was the widow of Manuel Gracia and daughter of the late
Joseph and Angelina (Gracia) Francis.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St.
John the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gracia and her late husband owned and operated the Gracia Furniture
Company at 40 Delano St. in New Bedford for many years. Later she was the
accountant for the Franciscan Friars at Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford.
After the Chapel closed, she performed volunteer office work at St. Luke's
Her delight was her family and her friends. She was a graduate of New
Bedford High School.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert M. Gracia of Fairhaven; a sister,
Mildred A. Barry of New Bedford; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Gilbert J. Francis, Edward S. Francis
and Ida F. Furtado.
Arraignments are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park
Andrew H. Donovan
NEW BEDFORD -- Andrew H. Donovan, 71, died Saturday, July 13, 1996,
after a long illness. He was the husband of Rhea (Field) Donovan and son
of the late Jeremiah and Nora (Norton) Donovan.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life and
was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
He was formerly employed by Alden Corrugated as a machine operator
until his retirement.
Mr. Donovan was a World War II Navy veteran. He and his wife would
have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 31, 1996.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Andrew Donovan Jr. of Fairhaven
and Barry T. Donovan of New Bedford; a daughter, Linda Bailey of Fairhaven;
four brothers, Michael J. Donovan, John P. Donovan, Thomas J. Donovan and
Richard S. Donovan, all of New Bedford; three grandchildren and many nieces
He was also the brother of the late Jeremiah F. Donovan and Francis
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park
William S. Shepard
FALL RIVER -- William S. Shepard, 75, of Bobbin Hill Rd. Tiverton,
died Friday, July 12, 1996 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband
of Florence S. (Sherry) Shepard and son of the late Clarence S. and the
late Kathryn (Millina) Shepard.
Born in Fall River, he spent his youth in the Spindle City before moving
to Swansea where he lived for 40 years. He moved to Tiverton 10 years ago.
He was a graduate of New York Military Academy. He also attended Bryant
College and the University of Vermont.
The owner of the General Paper and Supply Company for 25 years, he
later owned and operated the W.S. Shepard Commercial Sweeping Company for
more than 25 years.
A member of the Acoaxet Club of Westport, Mr. Shepard was also a member
of the Fall River Historical Society and a former member of the QueQuechan
Club of Fall River. An avid golfer, Mr. Shepard was also a former member
of the New Bedford Country Club.
Mr. Shepard was a longtime communicant of Fall River's Holy Name Church
and a founding communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Swansea.
Mr. Shepard served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dale S. Sullivan of Little
Compton, Rhode Island and Barbara S. Christian of Rochester; a son, William
S. Shepard Jr. of Tiverton, Rhode Island; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Waring-Ashton & Coughlin-D.D Sullivan Driscoll,
178 Winter St. Fall River.
SOMERSET -- Alvarez "Sam" Silvia, 75, of 30 Butterworth St. Somerset,
formerly of Hope St., Fall River, died Friday, July 12, 1996, after a short
illness. He was the husband of Sophie I. (Ignacio) Silvia and son of the
late Samuel and the late Delia (Marcoux) Silvia.
He died at St. Anne HospitaI.
Bom in Fall River, he resided in Somerset for 26 years and previously
in Fall River for many years. He was employed as a dye setter for Ark-Les
Switch Co. in Stoughton, for many years, retiring in 1965.
Mr. Silvia was a former member of the Luso Club in Fall River. He was
a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Gail Silvia, L.P.N. of Fall
River; three brothers, William F. "Willie" Silvia of Florida, Dennis Silvia
of Westport and John Silvia of Fall River; two sisters, Dorothy Moniz of
Fall River and Helen Carvalho of Connecticut; and nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Raymond Silvia, Everett P. "Eddie",
"Chief" Silvia, George F. Silvia, Irene Sylvain and Hilda Andrade.
Arrangements are by the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., Fall
Ellen F. Neagley
FAIRHAVEN -- Ellen F. Neagley, age 84, of Middle St., Fairhaven, died
Friday, July 12, 1996, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the
late Elmer F. and Lizzie (Miller) Forshlom.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Hokendaugua, Pa., she spent her early years in Allentown, Pa.,
moved to Hartford, Conn. for several years and then moved to New Bedford.
She lived in Fairhaven for the past 17 years.
Mrs. Neagley worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a solderer
for many years and worked for the Aerovox Corp. as a factory worker for
Survivors include a son, Jessie B. Neagley of Fairhaven; two sisters,
Etheline Healey of Philadelphia, Pa. and Aldine Braley of Fairhaven.
Arrangements are by the Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.
Grace G. Arruda
NEW BEDFORD -- Grace G. (Beals) Arruda, 75, died Saturday, July 13,
1996, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Manuel A. Arruda Jr.
and daughter of the late Frederick and Alyce (Phillips) Beals.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Bridgewater, she lived most of her life in New Bedford and
was employed by Aerovox for 35 years until her retirement in 1983.
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Ruth J. McCra of Rochester
and Carol A. Janak of Lakeville; two sisters, Frances McNeil of Hollywood,
Fla. and Muriel Sherman of Swansea; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Frederick Beals Jr. and Marion
Silanskas; grandmother of the late Gerard A. McCra Jr. and great-grandmother
of the late Melanie D. McCra.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St.
Pearl E. Wilbor, 102
FAIRHAVEN -- Pearl Elizabeth (Levangie) Wilbor, 102, a former principal
of the Job C. Tripp School in Fairhaven, died Friday, July 12, 1996. She
was the widow of Alfred Parker Wilbor who died in 1945 and the daughter
of the late David and Maggie (Broderick) Levangie.
She died at Alden Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairhaven.
She was born in Newfields, N.H., She was a graduate of Robinson Seminary
and Plymouth Teachers College in New Hampshire, and she taught in Allenstown,
N.H., for a short while and then came to Fairhaven.
Mrs. Wilbor was principal of the Tripp School from 1920-1925 and later
taught at the Rogers School from 1945 to 1963. The auditorium at the Rogers
School was named in her honor.
From 1963 to 1970 she conducted reading and head start classes.
She was a member of the Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven. She
held membership in the Fairhaven Historical Society, the Colonial Club,
the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, the former New Bedford Glass Museum
Society and St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary and was a trustee of the Millicent
Survivors include three grandchildren, John Baylis and Susan Baylis
Marion of Alexandria, Va., and Barbara Baylis Hinton of Brussels, Belgium;
and a niece, Jean Briggs of Marion.
She was the mother of the late Marjorie Willis Baylis.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.
Anthony F. Valk
PROVIDENCE -- Anthony F. Valk of New Bedford, a postal clerk, died
at the Davis-Parke Veterans Hospital Tuesday, July 16, 1996, after a long
Mr. Valk, 52, was the husband of Genevieve (Fernandes) Valk and the
son of the late Frank and Virginia (Campanella) Valk.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam war, and in 1967, he was awarded
the Army Commendation Medal.
He was a member of the American Postal Workers' Union, AFL-CIO, and
the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499.
Mr. Valk had lived in New Bedford for the past 41 years. He was born
in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Mr. Valk is survived by his widow; a step-son, William Bussiere of
Kansas; a step-daughter, Brigitte Hill of Florida, and six grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd., New
Leonard E. Simmons, former director of Middleboro COA
MIDDLEBORO -- Leonard E. Simmons, the retired director of the Middleboro
Council on Aging who worked tirelessly to build a state-of-the-art multi-service
center in town, died at home Tuesday, July 16, 1996, after a long illness.
He was 72.
He was the husband of Deanna R. (Guimond) Simmons and the son of the
late Martin and Frances (Louro) Simmons.
Born in New Bedford, he was a World War II Air Force veteran. He graduated
from Boston University and attended Providence College and Howard University,
and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro. He was head
of the Council on Aging for 13 years.
The dream of the multi-service center became a reality when the town
approved a $1.5 million bond to build a 13,000-square-foot facility on
Plymouth Street. Yesterday, the town renamed the facility, calling it the
Leonard E. Simmons Senior Multi-Service Center.
In 1991, as the center was about to be built, Mr. Simmons told a reporter,
"We've had persistence. We don't take no for an answer. If you can't get
it in the front door, then get it through any windows you can."
Mr. Simmons came to the Council on Aging in 1979 after working for
31 years at the Nickerson House, the largest and oldest settlement home
in Rhode Island. He also served on several committees, including the Old
Colony Elder Services, Plymouth County Association of Councils on Aging
and the Lakeville Council on Aging.
Survivors include his wife, a foster son, Neil Scott of Seattle, and
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.
NEW BEDFORD -- Yvonne B. (Houle) Pinette, 76, of Ruth Street died on
Monday, July 15, 1996, after a brief illness.
She was the widow of Joseph Omer Pinette and the daughter of the late
Arsene and Eliza (L'Heureux) Houle.
She died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in the area most of her life. She was
a communicant of St. Anne's Church and a member of VFW Freetown Chapter
and a former president of Tripp Towers Association.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond O. Pinette of Acushnet and Paul
D. Pinette of East Wareham; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons, and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are by the Cabral Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177
John Cambra Jr.
NORTH DARTMOUTH -- John Cambra Jr., 64, died Tuesday, July 16, 1996,
after a long illness.
He was the husband of Norma Jean (Avila) Cambra and son of Mary (Lewis)
Cambra on New Bedford.
Mr. Cambra died at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in the area all of his life and was a
communicant of St. Mary's Church in Padanaram.
Mr. Cambra was employed by the Town of Dartmouth as an animal control
officer and prior to that he had been a security guard at St. Luke's Hospital.
Survivors include his widow and mother; three daughters, Gwendolyn
Fernandes of Assonet, Rosalind Caton of Guilford, Conn., and Jacqueline
Texeira of South Dartmouth; nine grandchildren, and several nieces and
He was the brother of the late Arline Medeiros.
Funeral arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.,
Helen V. Carey
FALL RIVER -- Helen V. "Ginger" (Davis) Carey, 57, died at home on
Monday, July 15, 1996. She was the wife of James J. Carey.
She was the daughter of the late Francis W. and Helen V. (Smith) Davis.
Born in Fall River, she lived there all her life.
Mrs. Carey was a 1956 graduate of Durfee High School, where she was
head majorette. She was employed at the former Durfee Trust Co. in Fall
A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, she was a member and past president
of the Sacred Heart Women's Guild and was very active in church and school
affairs. She also was active in the Durfee High School Parents Sports Group
and was a member of the Mother of Twins Club.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, James M. Carey, Jeffrey F.
Carey, Joseph D. Carey, all of Fall River, and Jay P. Carey of East Taunton;
twin daughters, Colleen D. McNulty of Fall River and Kathleen H. Benoit
of Westport; a brother, Francis William Davis of Somerset; five sisters,
Phyllis Robb and Sylvia Quinn, both of Somerset, Judith Duval of Fall River,
Joan Thompson and Sandra Goerlitz, both of California; eight grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are by the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550
DARTMOUTH -- Maria Luis, 79, of North Dartmouth died July 16, 1996,
at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Antonio Luis and daughter
of the late Maria de Jesus (Medeiros) and Joao Furtado Oliveira.
Born in the Azores, she lived in this area for 29 years. She was a
communicant of Our Lady of Mount Caramel Church.
Survivors include a son, Manuel de Sousa of New Bedford; a daughter,
Maria Metil of Dartmouth; two sisters, Maria do Carmo Oliveira of New Bedford
and Maria Ana Oliveira of the Azores; a brother, Joao Furtado Oliveira
of the Azores; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several nieces
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.
Robert J. Lawrence
NEW BEDFORD -- Robert J. Lawrence, 74, a career Navy officer before
retirement, died Monday, July 15, 1996.
He died at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness.
A lifelong resident of Fairhaven, Mr. Lawrence was born in New Bedford.
He was the son of the late George Lawrence and the late Alexandria (Marshall)
He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven.
During World War II, Mr. Lawrence served in the Navy as a coxswain
and was cited for his heroic efforts to save the carrier Yorktown, damaged
in battle, although he and other crewmembers knew the vessel likely would
be the target of continued submarine and air attacks. The efforts were
not successful because the ship was struck by two torpedoes from an enemy
submarine, but they were recognized by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander-in-chief
of the Pacific Fleet in 1942.
A career Navy officer for 23 years before retiring in 1962, Mr. Lawrence
also served in the eras of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
At the time of his death, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Fort Phoenix Post 2892 in Fairhaven and he was a former member of
the American Legion Post 166 in Fairhaven.
He is survived by many friends.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
John J. Bresee, 94
TAUNTON -- John J. Bresee, 94, formerly of Raynham, died Monday July
15, 1996, at Morton Hospital after a brief illness. He was the widower
of Winifred E. (Darling) Bresee and son of the late Charles and Abbie H.
Born in Pittsford, Vt., he graduated from Pittsford High School and
the University of Vermont School of Agriculture. Since 1936, he had lived
in Raynham, where he was self-employed as a dairy farmer.
Since his retirement in 1976, he was an active gardener. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church and a milk taster for the Dairy Herd Improvement
He was a former member of the Judson Men's Club, a board member of
Agway and a member of the Grange.
Survivors include a son, Dwight E. Bresee of Garland, Texas; two daughters,
Susan E. Ladebauche of Garland, Texas, and Edith W. Proffetty of Middleboro;
four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four nieces.
He was the brother of the late Albert S. Bresee and the late Charlotte
Arrangements are by the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro.
Rosemary A. Audette
HOMER, Alaska -- Rosemary Agnes (Meehan) Audette, 65, a native of New
Bedford, died in Homer, last Thursday after a brief illness. She was the
daughter of the late John and Edna Smith Meehan and wife of Louis Audette
Born in New Bedford in 1930, she moved with her family to Seward, Ala.,
in 1968 and then moved to Homer in 1975 where she resided until her death.
She was a member of the Christian Community Church and actively supported
causes that were close to her heart, including the Homer Crisis Pregnancy
Center and the Christian Community School.
She was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, needlework and handcrafting.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed daily walks by the sea.
She is survived by her husband, a former New Bedford fishermen; five
sons, Louis Audette Jr. of Palmer, Steven Audette of Seward, Patrick Audette
of New Brunswick, Maine, Daniel Audette of Fort Collins, Colo., and Michael
Audette of Homer; two daughters, Joyce Minarik of Arizona and Susan Cooper
of Dutch Harbor; three brothers, John Meehan Jr. of Coventry, R.I., James
Meehan of Derry, N.H., and Gerald Meehan of Fairhaven; three sisters, Mary
Booth, of Fairhaven, Edna Harrison of Mattapoisett, and Elizabeth Sweeney,
of Fairhaven; 18 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and several nieces
Funeral arrangements were by Peninsula Mortuary Chapel and Crematorium,