Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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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 in 1975.
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 activities.
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, Crimson Courier.
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) Berube.
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 Rouleau.
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., Braintree.

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 Ave.

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 Viera Sr.
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 Hospital.
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 St.

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 and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Jeremiah F. Donovan and Francis P. Donovan.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.

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.

Alvarez Silvia
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 River.

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 several years.
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 Library.
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 illness.
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 Bedford.

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 a nephew.
Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St.

Yvonne Pinette
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 Cove St.

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 nephews.
He was the brother of the late Arline Medeiros.
Funeral arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

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 River.
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 Locust St.

Maria Luis
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 and nephews.
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) Lawrence-Amaral.
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. (Seymour) Bresee.
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 Association.
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 Johnson.
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 Sr.
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 and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Peninsula Mortuary Chapel and Crematorium, Kenai.


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