Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Maria I. Ferreira
NEW BEDFORD -- Maria Isabel (Costa) Ferreira, 65, of New Bedford died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 1996 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Jose Ferreira and daughter of the late Jose and Gloria (Manteis) Costa.
Born in St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, she lived in this area for the past 26 years.
Survivors include her widower; six daughters, Maria Laranja, Anna Couto, Adriana Ferreira, Lucy Ferreira, and Grace Ferreira, all of New Bedford, and Fatima Ferreira of Warren, R.I.; five sons, John, Joe, Eddie, Frank and Steve Ferreira, all of New Bedford; a sister, Rosa Sangao of New Bedford; 27 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

MARIE KOSS HARROLD, 90
EDMONDS, Wash. -- Marie (Arabasz) Koss Harrold, 90, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Friday, July 26, 1996.
She was born and raised in New Bedford.
She married Stephen Koss in the 1920s and the couple moved to Palo Alto, Calif., where they started their own hair salon.
Mrs. Harrold married Joe Harrold in the late 1960s.
She is survived by a son, John Koss of Seattle; two grandchildren, brothers Billy Arabasz and Walter Arabasz, both of New Bedford.
She also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds.

Jennie Kieltyka
NEW BEDFORD -- Jennie (Gorka) Kieltyka, 81, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, July 27, 1996.
She was the widow of Theodore "Ted" Kieltyka and daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Palinowski) Gorka.
She was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident.
A graduate of New Bedford High School, Mrs. Kieltyka was employed as a hairdresser and as a senior clerk for the New Bedford Water Department.
She was a member of the Monioszko Choir Group, which her husband led, and formerly was affiliated with the Polish Singers' Alliance of America.
Mrs. Kieltyka was an accomplished gardener and seamstress.
Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Gorka and John Gorka, both of New Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.
She also was the sister of the late Stanley Gorka.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Dana L. Ireland
WESTPORT -- Dana L. Ireland, 56, of Westport died unexpectedly at home Monday, July 29, 1996.
He was the husband of Sharon L. (Manchester) Ireland of Westport and son of Eva Halloran of Florida and the late Leland Ireland. He was the stepson of Laura Ireland of Maine.
Born in Maine, Mr. Ireland had lived in Westport for the past five years.
The former owner of Arrow Auto Parts in Tiverton, R.I., Mr. Ireland was a member of the Fall River Pilots Association and the Southern Rhode Island Truck Pullers Association.
He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; his step-mother; a stepson, Kenneth M. Potter Jr. of Tiverton; two sons, Dana Halloran of Florida and Douglas Ireland of Massachusetts; a daughter, Cheryl Ireland of Rhode Island; a brother, Lionel Ireland of New Hampshire; a sister, Caroline Beavers of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

Joseph R. Sampson
SWANSEA -- Joseph R. Sampson, 32, of Milford Road, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, July 30, 1996. He was the son of Francis H. Sampson of Swansea and the late Florence C. (Bouchard) Sampson.
He was the stepson of Theresa (Fernandes) Sampson of Swansea.
Born in Fall River, he lived in Swansea for 12 years.
He was employed by Dover Stamping in Fall River for five years and then by Vic's Car Wash in Fall River for eight years.
Mr. Sampson was a hockey coach for P.A.L. of Fall River for four years and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his father and stepmother; two brothers, Steven Sampson of Sagamore and Richard D. Sampson of Fall River; five sisters, Frances (Sampson) DeCosta of New Bedford, Lydia (Sampson) Sousa of Fall River, Evelyn (Sampson) Silvia of Westport, and Dorene (Sampson) Gagne and Darlene (Sampson) Pimental of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was also the brother of the late Francis "Pete" Sampson Jr.
Arrangements are being made by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport.

Donald R. Wall, publisher, at 69
EAST SANDWICH -- Donald Reed Wall, a publisher with offices in Boston, New York and Toronto, died Monday, July 15, 1996, of metastatic melanoma at home. He was 69.
He was the husband of Eleanor (Dougherty) Wall.
Mr. Wall was born, raised and educated in New Bedford. He attended Boston University, College of Business Administration. Drafted from high school, he was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre.
He began his career in 1949 at Bostitch Inc., a bindery company in Boston. He had a brief stint with Atlas Plywood Corp. and the Bresnick Co., a Boston agency, where he was an account executive. He joined the F.W. Dodge Co., which became McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., and in 1958, became general manager (publisher) of Sweet's Construction Division in New York, where he worked for 11 years, rising to group vice president, McGraw-Hill Information Systems Co., in 1969.
After leaving McGraw-Hill, Mr. Wall went to work for Cahners Publishing Co. in Chicago as vice president of the Chicago Division. Mr. Wall spent two years with Cahners before accepting an offer with Whitney Communications Corp., where he was president of the magazine division from 1971 to 1980.
In 1980, he became chairman and publisher of W.C.C. Publishing Corp., a Canadian-based subsidiary that published The Hockey News, the venerable "Bible" of the sport for which he had a lifelong passion.
In 1983, he founded The Wall Co., a consulting firm dealing with planning and acquisitions, with offices in New York, Boston and Toronto.
Since 1981, Mr. Wall was president of the American Division of Lloyd's of London Press in New York.
In addition, he was a partner in the Spangenberg-Wall Group, a publisher's representative firm, with offices in Toronto.
Mr. Wall had residences in East Sandwich, Mass., and Venice, Fla., and was a part-time resident in New York.
He was a member of the Metropolitan Club of New York.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Nance Wall Brock of Chatsworth., Ga.; a son, Peter, of Acworth, Ga.; his father, Allan, age 96, a lifelong resident of New Bedford; a brother, Robert Wall of Armonk, N.Y.; a sister, Joyce Dias of South Dartmouth; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich.

John T. Tomlinson
NEW BEDFORD -- John T. Tomlinson, 88, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the widower of Florence M. (Foy) Tomlinson and son of the late Michael and Mary (Crane) Tomlinson.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in the city all of his life. He was a communicant of St. James Church. He was employed by the New Bedford Gas & Edition Light Co. as a working foreman until his retirement.
He was treasurer of the gas company union for 30 years. He was a former member of the Whaling City Golf Course, Reservation Golf Course, Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Tomlinson also was an avid swimmer.
Survivors include a son, Michael J. Tomlinson of New Bedford; three daughters, Mary T. Leary of Holliston, Margaret T. Frank of Fort Myers, Fla., and Eileen B. Sullivan of Springfield; a sister, Ellen Bender of New Bedford; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was also the brother of the late Joseph E. Tomlinson and Mary Tomlinson.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Edmund F. Sylvia, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Edmund F. Sylvia, 92, of County Street, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at the Sacred Heart Nursing Home. He was the widower of Anna (Marshall) Sylvia and son of the late Manuel and Isabel (Rita) Sylvia.
Born in New Bedford, he lived in this area all of his life and was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Name.
He worked at the Gosnold Mill for many years, then was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement in 1968.
He was a member of St. Boniface Senior Citizens, serving as its vice president.
After the death of his wife in 1985, Mr. Sylvia began volunteering at the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, where he was fondly known as "Capt. Sylvia" for his dedicated service. He volunteered more than 3,500 hours.
Survivors include a daughter, Florence Costa of Acushnet; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.

Daune C. Santos
NEW BEDFORD -- Daune C. (Boyle) Santos, 27, of Tucker Road, Dartmouth, formerly of Seminole Road, died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 1996. She was the wife of Michael W. Santos and daughter of Paul W. Boyle Sr. and Irmgard M. "Emmy" (Pfeiffer) Boyle of Taunton.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in Mountain Home, Idaho, Mrs. Santos lived in Dartmouth for most of her life and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth.
She was employed by the Sacred Heart Nursing Home in New Bedford as a licensed practical nurse for eight years. Before that she worked in the kitchen of the former Frances P. Memorial Hospital in New Bedford for more than two years.
A 1986 graduate of Dartmouth High School, she was a 1995 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational-Technical School of Nursing in Fall River.
Survivors include her widower and parents; a son, Michael W. Santos Jr. of South Dartmouth; a brother, Paul W. Boyle Jr. of Taunton; three sisters, Hiedi
M. Boyle, Brenda A. Costa and Christine M. Boyle of New Bedford; and two nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road.

Sarah Rose Garcelon
GREENFIELD, N.H. -- Private graveside services were held yesterday for Sarah Rose Garcelon, 6 days old, who died unexpectedly at home Thursday, July 25, 1996.
She was the infant daughter of Richard M. Garcelon Jr. and Kristine (Buckjune) Garcelon of Greenfield. She was born in Peterborough.
Sarah is survived by her parents; three sisters, Sabrina Ashley Garcelon, Janelle Kimberly Garcelon and Casey Katrina Garcelon, all of Greenfield; her paternal grandmother, Pauline M. (Ramos) Garcelon of New Bedford; her maternal grandparents, Peter and Judy Buckjune of Dracut and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Also among her relatives was her paternal grandfather, the late Richard M. Garcelon.
Funeral arrangements were by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Francisco R. Souza, Westport athlete, coach, teacher
FALL RIVER -- Francisco R. Souza, 71, a charter member of the Westport Federation of Teachers and a member of the Westport Hall of Fame, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, after a long illness.
He was the husband of Beatrice (Rego) Souza and son of the late Francisco R. Souza and Maria (Furtado) Souza.
Mr. Souza died at the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home.
A Westport resident since 1938, Mr. Souza was a three-sport star at Westport High School.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard the submarine Trepan in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Bridgewater State College and taught mathematics at Westport High School from 1953 to 1984. He was instrumental in establishing a soccer program at the school, and coached varsity soccer for 15 seasons, compiling a career record of 98-32-23 and capturing two league titles.
Mr. Souza served a term as president of the teachers' union.
A communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, Mr. Souza was active in veterans' and community organizations.
He was a member and past commander of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8502. He also served as president of the Westport chapter of Little League Baseball.
Besides his wife, Mr. Souza is survived by three daughters, Katherine Masiello of Sudbury, Geraldine Mullaly of Swansea and Margaret Thompson of Sandwich; a grandson, four granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Ulysses Souza, Manuel Souza, Louis Souza and Octave Pereira.
Arrangements are by the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St., Fall River.

Robert Pereira
NEW BEDFORD -- Private services were held Monday, July 29, 1996, for Robert "Bobby" Pereira, 41, who died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness.
He was the son of Dorothy (Piva) Souza of New Bedford and Sylvester Pereira of Hopedale.
A communicant of Holy Name Church, Mr. Pereira was a self-employed carpenter.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1976-1980.
Survivors include his parents; a daughter, Melissa Nichols of Canyon Lake, Texas; a brother, James S. Pereira of Florida; a special cousin, Sharon Miller of New Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Pereira was also the brother of the late Joseph Pereira and step-son of the late Antone G. Souza, also known as "Tony Dawson."
Arrangements were by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.
Due to an error, the residence of Mr. Pereira's mother was omitted yesterday.

Jessie Dahlberg, 92
NEW BEDFORD -- Jessie (Curtis) Dahlberg, 92, of Acushnet, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Harold R. Dahlberg and daughter of the late George E. and Mary Jane (Simpson) Curtis.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Born in North Amity, Maine, she lived most of her life in the New Bedford area and was a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford.
Employed by the Acushnet school system as a teacher until her retirement in 1968, Mrs. Dahlberg was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include three sons, Richard D. Dahlberg of Depeyster, N.Y.; George H. Dahlberg and Charles R. Dahlberg of Acushnet; two brothers, John D. Curtis of Madison, Maine and Zephyr Hills, Fla. and Paul B. Curtis of California; two sisters, Rita Marro of Rochester, N.Y. and Pearl Nutting of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Road.

John T. Tomlinson
NEW BEDFORD -- John T. Tomlinson, 88, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the widower of Florence M. (Foy) Tomlinson and son of the late Michael and Mary (Crane) Tomlinson.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in the city all of his life. He was a communicant of St. James Church. He was employed by the New Bedford Gas & Edition Light Co. as a working foreman until his retirement.
He was treasurer of the gas company union for 30 years. He was a former member of the Whaling City Golf Course, Reservation Golf Course, Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Tomlinson also was an avid swimmer.
Survivors include a son, Michael J. Tomlinson of New Bedford; three daughters, Mary T. Leary of Holliston, Margaret T. Frank of Fort Myers, Fla., and Eileen B. Sullivan of Springfield; a sister, Ellen Bender of New Bedford; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was also the brother of the late Joseph E. Tomlinson and Mary Tomlinson.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Allan B. "Scotty" Connal
ATLANTA -- Allan B. "Scotty" Connal, an innovator in sports telecasting who nearly saved football fans from the "Heidi" game and was instrumental in launching sports cable giant ESPN, died yesterday in an Atlanta hospital. He was 68.
Mr. Connal, of Greenwich, Conn., had been hospitalized since Sunday night after suffering a heart attack in the lobby of the Omni Hotel. He was in Atlanta to help produce the Summer Olympics for foreign markets.
Mr. Connal's wife and eight children had traveled to Atlanta after getting the news that he collapsed, and the whole family was at his side when he died, said Diane Connal, one of five daughters.
"Because of him, our life was centered around sports and the joy of sports," she said. "What a great place for him to be. He fought like a champ to the end."
Mr. Connal, who began his life in broadcasting as an NBC page before rising to top roles at both NBC and ESPN, spent his final years with ConCom Inc., a production company he started with his family.
During a colorful career that spanned nearly five decades, Mr. Connal had a hand in ideas that made sports more captivating for television audiences, including tinting hockey ice blue and placing microphones in golf cups.
One of his biggest moments came while he was senior vice president of NBC sports, when his advice was ignored in a mixup that resulted in the Nov. 17, 1968 "Heidi" game.
Football fans became enraged when the network cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raider game to begin broadcasting the children's movie.
Mr. Connal was at home watching the game with his children, when he called into the station to try to convince the technicians on duty not to switch to the movie. The message never got through.
"We were all sitting there, in our pajamas I think. And my father was on the phone with broadcast operations," Diane Connal said. "He had just finished telling us that he controls the game in the palm of his hand. He was joking, of course. Right then, 'Heidi' rolls on the air -- right on cue."
Viewers missed watching the Raiders come from behind to win 43-32.
After a stint in radio, Mr. Connal began cutting his teeth in television at NBC in 1947, when he was hired to work as a page. His co-workers at the time included Mel Brooks.
He worked his way up through the ranks at NBC, serving as executive producer for the telecast of the sixth game of the 1975 World Series between the Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, when Carlton Fisk waved his game-winning homerun fair.
Eventually, he became the network's executive producer and senior vice president of sports before leaving to take a chance with ESPN, a then-unknown in the industry. He joined in August 1979, a month before the station went on the air.
"He was here from the early days," said ESPN's Mike Soltys. "He played a key role in getting the network off the ground."
Mr. Connal also got some broadcasting careers off the ground. It was his idea to hire Dick Vitale after he was fired as coach of the Detroit Pistons, and to put Chris Berman, a 24-year-old kid fresh out of college, on the air.
Mr. Connal got his nickname when he was young. His father had a heavy Scottish brogue, and other kids at school began calling Connal "Scotty" after hearing him talking with his dad at baseball games.
He was remembered by family and friends as a passionate sports fan, who loved hockey the most of all. His love of the sport and his job were passed on to his children. Five of them are in the broadcasting business. Two of his sons free-lance for ESPN and one daughter works for NBC.
"Our love of hockey grew from him. He was still skating. He enjoyed it right up until his final years," said one of his sons, Bruce, who produces hockey for ESPN. "He passed it on to me and my two brothers."
Besides his wife, Mathilde, and children, Connal is survived by his 93-year-old mother, Catherine, a brother, Peter, and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service was planned for Thursday in Atlanta. Further arrangements have not been completed.

Claudette Colbert, 92
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Claudette Colbert, whose velvet voice and trademark bangs graced Broadway plays and Hollywood blockbusters from 1923 until 1987, has died. She was 92.
Miss Colbert died Tuesday at her oceanfront home in Barbados, which still was filled with the friends that the Parisian-born film star loved to introduce to her adopted Caribbean home.
Miss Colbert starred in more than 60 films, including "It Happened One Night," "Midnight," "Cleopatra," "Tovarich," "I Met Him in Paris," "The Palm Beach Story," "The Smiling Lieutenant," "Since You Went Away" and "Three Came Home."
"When somebody like Claudette dies, it's a bit like the curtain's come down on an era," said Margaret Leacock, a friend who persuaded Miss Colbert to move to the former British colony in 1960.
She said Miss Colbert lived life to the fullest -- entertaining guests up to her death and holding court at luncheons until just a few weeks ago.
"She still had that great presence, that great smile that captivated people.
"Famous people came to stay ... theater people like Frank Sinatra, intellectuals like Bennett Cerf (owner of Random House publishers). She had the Reagans. Pamela Harriman, the American ambassador in Paris, was a great friend."
Miss Colbert's lilting, velvet voice was heard in weepy love stories, melodramas and epics, but her forte was comedy, such as "It Happened One Night" which co-starred Clark Gable and was directed by Frank Capra. She shared in its then-unprecedented sweep at the Oscars.
"I love to play comedy and I can say immodestly that I'm a very good comedienne," Miss Colbert said in a 1981 Time interview. "But I was always fighting that image, too. I just never had the luck to play bitches."
She came close. In 1950 she signed to play Margo Channing, the aging Broadway star in "All About Eve." Then she injured her back. The juicy part went to Bette Davis.
Miss Colbert suffered a stroke three years ago from which she never fully recovered. It curtailed her daily swims and speedboat rides, Ms. Leacock said.
Miss Colbert was christened Lily Chauchoin. But two years after she got a bit part on Broadway her new name, Claudette Colbert -- Colbert was her mother's maiden name -- was up in lights.

Elsie Alta Grasela
NEW BEDFORD -- Elsie Alta (Wing) Grasela, 79, of Acushnet, died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, after a long illness.
She was the widow of Joseph W. Grasela and daughter of the late John C. and Eva (Langelier) Wing.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mrs. Grasela was orphaned at age 13 when her father died in a train accident, a year after she lost her mother. She spent part of her youth in Catskill, New York, and spent the rest of her life in New Bedford and Acushnet.
Mrs. Grasela worked for several years at Aerovox Corp. before becoming a homemaker.
She participated last June with her team, "Elsie's All-Stars" in the third annual "Relay for Life" sponsored by the Greater New Bedford chapter of the American Cancer Society. The relay raises funds for cancer research and family support.
She enjoyed knitting in her leisure time.
Mrs. Grasela was the sister of Dorothy Cinatti of Catskill and the late Evelyn Desjardins of Sarasota, Florida. Mrs. Grasela and Mrs. Cinatti were reunited in the 1970s, having been separated since their parents' death many years earlier.
Besides her sister, Mrs. Grasela is survived by a son, James W. Grasela of New Bedford; three daughters, Joanne Froias and Linda Pimental, both of Acushnet, and Nancy Gosselin of Sandwich; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Boulevard.

Jennie Kieltyka
NEW BEDFORD -- Private funeral services were held for Jennie (Gorka) Kieltyka, 81, of New Bedford, who died unexpectedly at home Saturday, July 27, 1996.
She was the widow of Theodore "Ted" Kieltyka and daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Palinowski) Gorka.
She was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident.
A graduate of New Bedford High School, Mrs. Kieltyka formerly was employed as a hairdresser and as a senior clerk for the New Bedford Water Department until her retirement.
She was a member of the Monioszko Choir Group, which her husband led, and formerly was affiliated with the Polish Singers' Alliance of America.
Mrs. Kieltyka was an accomplished gardener and seamstress.
Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Gorka and John Gorka, both of New Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister of the late Stanley Gorka.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Boulevard.
A reference to the private service was omitted in yesterday's obituary.

Valentine Nickerson, 96
FALL RIVER -- Valentine (DePontbriand) Nickerson, 96, of Westport, died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
The widow of Roger H. Nickerson of Westport, she was born in Canada and lived in Westport for many years with her late husband.
She was the daughter of the late Augustine and Rosanne (Millotte) DePontbriand.
She is survived by one sister, Yvonne Doucette, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home 81, Reed Road, Westport.

David P. Souza
DARTMOUTH -- David P. Souza, 38, of South Dartmouth, the co-owner of a family electrical contracting business in New Bedford, died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 1996. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Page) Souza and the son of Natalie (Paixao) Souza of South Dartmouth and the late David P. Souza Jr.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of South Dartmouth and was co-owner and operator of David Souza Electrical Contracting Co., of New Bedford, for the 13 years. He was a 1975 graduate of Dartmouth High School and earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston in 1982.
Mr. Souza was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth. He was also a member of the Dartmouth Rotary Club and the New Bedford Country Club. He liked being near the water and enjoyed boating, fishing, and hunting and was an enthusiastic skier during his college years.
Survivors include his widow; his mother; a daughter, Danielle Paige Souza of South Dartmouth; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Caroline Paixao of New Bedford; and several cousins.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 250 Russell's Mills Road.

Carlton Manchester Sr.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. -- Carlton T. Manchester Sr., 83, of Jamestown, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at his home. He was the widower of Ruth E. (Parker) Manchester.
Born in Westport, he was the son of the late Elmer B. and Lillie F. (Taber) Manchester. He graduated from Westport High School in 1930 and worked as a retail grocer for 13 years before moving to Newport, R.I. in 1940.
In Newport, he worked for the U.S. Army Engineers until 1942, when he entered the Navy and served in World War II.
In 1946, he went to work at the former Quonset Point Naval Air Station as an aircraft and engine inspector until his retirement in 1972.
He moved to Jamestown in 1947 and was a member of the Central Baptist Church, the VFW Post 9447, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Elisha Rhodes Camp No. 11, and the Jamestown Shores Association.
Survivors include three sons, Carlton T. "Pede" Manchester Jr. and Samuel A. Manchester, both of Jamestown, and William B. Manchester of Williamstown, Vt.; a daughter, Dorothy C. Manchester of Warwick, R.I.; a sister, Amy A. Wordell of Little Compton, R.I.; three grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was also the father of the late John Manchester and brother of the late Dorothy Manchester, Elmer Manchester, James Manchester and Russell Manchester.
Arrangements are by the Lawrence E. Fagan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, R.I.

Dolores Hamer
NEW BEDFORD -- A former employee of the Fernandes Supermarket for 17 years has died after a courageous fight against liver disease.
Delores (Braz) Hamer, 67, a native of New Bedford, died at her winter home in Largo, Florida, on Tuesday, July 30, 1996.
She was the wife of Harry Hamer and daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Roderiques) Braz.
Relatives said her time in Florida was filled with some of her happiest memories. She was involved in many social organizations and left many friends there.
A 1947 graduate of New Bedford High School, she worked at Fernandes Supermarket for 17 years until her retirement.
Survivors include her widower; two daughters, Jayne A. Fergusen of Rochester and Kim L. Snyder of Howell, Michigan; two brothers, Joseph Braz of Swansea and Antonio Braz Jr. of New Bedford; an aunt, Phoebe Aguiar of New Bedford; three grandsons; and two granddaughters.
She was also the mother of the late Harry "Skip" Hamer Jr., and sister of the late Eleanor Mello and Robert Braz Jr.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park Street.

Elise H. Fallow
MARION -- Elise H. (Holt) Fallow died at home Thursday, July 25, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of John S. "Jack" Fallow Jr.
Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Cabot) Holt and spent much time at her parents' homes on Mt. Vernon Street, on Boston's Beacon Hill.
Mrs. Fallow was educated at the Oldfield Boarding School in Baltimore and graduated from Bennington College in Vermont.
She resided in Westport before moving to Marion in 1956.
Mrs. Fallow was a talented artist, gifted in portrait painting and well-known in the area for that expertise.
She was a member of the Kittansett Club of Marion, the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion and the Chilton Club in Boston.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, John S. Fallow III of Bangor, Maine; two daughters, Sylvia F. Brewster of Austin, Texas and Georgia F. McDonald of Marion, and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Wilson Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford.
Mrs. Fallow's affiliation with the Beverly Yacht Club was omitted in yesterday's obituary.

Patricia Allen
RUMSON, N.J. -- A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, at St. Mary Church in New Bedford at 8:30 a.m. for Patricia (Martin) Allen, 54, of Lincoln Avenue, who died Friday, July 19, 1996, at home after a fight with cancer.
She was the wife of Donald Allen daughter of Anna Martin of New Jersey and the late Joseph Martin.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in New Bedford for many years.
Survivors include her widower; her mother; a sister, Linda Martin of California; and two children, Drew and Jennifer, both of New Jersey.
Arrangements were by Worden & Hoidal, 60 E. Front St., Red Bank, N.J.


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