Miscellaneous Bristol County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Sarah LeBlanc-Holmstrom
NEW BEDFORD -- Sarah (Furtado) LeBlanc-Holstrom, 82, of Fairhaven, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Frithjof "Fritz" Holmstrom and Edgar LeBlanc.
She died at the Mariner Health Care of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Born in New Bedford, she lived there before moving to Fairhaven 33 years ago.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Dartmouth Senior Citizens Club.
Survivors include fours sons, Edgar LeBlanc of West Wareham, George LeBlanc of Zephyrhills, Fla., Donald LeBlanc of Ft. Meyers, Fla., and Onset, and Gerald LeBlanc of Holiday, Fla.; a sister, Adelena Carreiro of New Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Virginio Furtado.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Sr. St. Paul Collard
TAUNTON -- Sr. St. Paul Collard, 48, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, 7 Bradford St., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996. She was the daughter of L. Paul and Pearl (Cooper) Collard of Tiverton, R.I.
She died at Morton Hospital.
Born in Fall River, she was formerly known as Pearl Collard and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Fall River from Blessed Sacrament parish in Fall River on September 8, 1965.
She received her early education in St. Joseph's Prep School in Fall River, earned her bachelor's degree from Salve Regina University, and received her master's of education from Bridgewater State in 1982.
Sr. Collard taught at St. Louis and St. Michael schools in Swansea, St. Jean Baptiste School in Fall River, St. Joseph's School in New Bedford and Coyle-Cassidy High School in Taunton, where she taught mathematics and computer science since 1984. In 1995, she was awarded a Tandy Technology Scholars citation as an outstanding teacher.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Paul Collard of Fairhaven; two nieces; a nephew; and five grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements are by the O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St.

Glenn B. Frakes Sr.
FAIRHAVEN -- Glenn Bruce Frakes Sr., 40, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Theodore and Irene (Frias) Frakes.
He died at Our Lady's Haven.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
He was formerly employed by local cleaners as a presser.
Survivors include a son, Glenn Bruce Frakes Jr. of New Bedford; three brothers, Theodore Frakes, Kenneth E. Frakes and Gerald W. Frakes, all of New Bedford.; a sister, Sheila Frakes of New Bedford; an aunt, Mary Cabral of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Chausse-Dumont Funeral Home, 1325 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford.

Alice M. Hargreaves
NEW BEDFORD -- Alice May (Parkinson) Hargreaves, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Kenneth Ashton Hargreaves and daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Layland) Parkinson.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and was a resident of Mediplex of New Bedford since March 1995. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
She was formerly employed by the New Bedford school system for 15 years as a cafeteria worker until her retirement in 1976. She previously worked for Brinks as a payroll clerk.
Mrs. Hargreaves was a member of St. Andrew's Church Women's Guild.
She was very active in her husband's antique business and was a constant companion to all the activities related to antique shows in the New Bedford area. In her earlier years she was also very much involved in church functions.
Survivors include two sons, William K. Hargreaves of New Bedford and David Hargreaves of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Parkinson of New Bedford; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a niece.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

William Greenstein
NEW BEDFORD -- William Greenstein, 85, died at home Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Celia (Leinov) Greenstein and son of the late Louis and Bertha Greenstein.
He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and was the former owner of the Nash Clothing Store, which specialized in big and tall men's clothing.
Mr. Greenstein was active in Masonic circles in New Bedford. He was a member of the Quittacus Lodge of Masons, Scottish Rites, the Alleppo Shriner and the Shrine Club of Southeastern Massachusetts.
He also was a life member of B'nai Brith, a longtime member of Temple Tifereth Israel, and a supporter of the Jewish Convalescent Home.
Survivors include a son, Charles Greenstein of New Bedford; and a sister, Bessie A. Greenstein of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors.

Michael Rea, collector of art, literature
WASHINGTON, Conn. -- Michael M. Rea, an art collector and publisher who created an award that honored such authors as Eudora Welty and Joyce Carol Oates, has died at 69.
Mr. Rea died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at his home in Washington, Conn.
He collected American short stories and founded the annual $30,000 Rea Award in 1986 to honor living American short story authors. Other recipients included Robert Coover, Richard Ford and Tobias Wolff.
His publishing company, Sweetwater Editions, issued a new edition of Isaac Bashevis Singer's first novel, "Satan in Goray." Mr. Rea was a trustee of several art foundations and museums, including the Guggenheim Foundation and the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Fla., where he also had a home.
Born in Manhattan, Mr. Rea graduated from the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., and at age 17 joined the Marine Corps. He served in China during World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1952.
Mr. Rea's career included advertising and public relations in Pittsburgh. He owned radio stations in Harrisburg, Pa., and State College, Pa., before retiring from broadcasting in 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, a son, two daughters and two grandchildren.

Blanche P. Dion
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Blanche P. Dion, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, July 7, 1996, at the Bayfront Medical Center.
Born in Acushnet, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1962 from Danbury, Conn. She was a homemaker and was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie D. Fontaine, of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Paul L. Dion of Old Saybrook, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Christian Cremation Society of St. Petersburg.

Josephine Cardin
NEW BEDFORD -- Josephine (Franczek) Cardin, 82, of Lake Street, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of George H. Cardin.
She died at St. Luke's Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of St. Anne's Church.
Survivors include a son, George H. Cardin Jr. of Somerset; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Cabral-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 177 Cove St.

Franciszka Farin, 99
NEW BEDFORD -- Franciszka Farin, 99, of New Bedford, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at the Hallmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph Farin.
Born in Poland, Mrs. Farin lived most of her life in New Bedford and was a communicant of St. Hedwig Church.
Survivors include two sons, Walter E. Farin, M.D., of Pensacola, Fla., and Frank J. Farin of Cape Cod; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Farin was also the mother of the late Henry Farin, Chester Farin and Stasia Farin.
Arrangements are by the Schick Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd.

Ferdinand J. Golen
NEW BEDFORD -- Ferdinand Joseph "Bargie" Golen, 75, of New Bedford, a decorated military veteran and retired firefighter, died at home Monday, Aug. 5, 1996. He was the husband of the late Helena (Kaczera) Golen and son of the late Joseph and Maryanna (Dubiel) Golen.
Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of the city and was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth.
A United States Army veteran, he served with the 939th Engineer Combat Battalion medical detachment during World War II. He received a number of military decorations and awards, including an Asiatic Pacific Theater campaign ribbon, an American Theater campaign ribbon, a distinguished unit badge, a victory medal and a good conduct medal.
Mr. Golen was employed by the New Bedford Fire Department, Station Six, as a firefighter for more than 20 years, until his retirement due to injury. He also had been employed by the former Dawson Brewery of New Bedford.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Thomas E. Tuttle Post No. 7239 of Acushnet, and the American Legion. He also was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, trapper and boater.
Survivors include two daughters, Otilia T. Dufault of Copper City, Fla., and Gladys Pimpao of Dartmouth; a brother, Alfred "Shicky" Golen of New Bedford; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Golen was also the brother of the late Adolph and Stasia Golen.
Arrangements are by the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth.

Anna Lisa Murphy
AZUSA, Calif. -- Anna Lisa (Honkonen) Murphy, 48, of Azusa, formerly of Wareham, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert Murphy Jr. and daughter of the late Lauri and Anni (Hakkinen) Honkonen.
Born in Kyyjarvi, Finland, she came to Wareham in 1949 and lived in California for many years. She was employed as a real estate broker for many years.
Mrs. Murphy was a graduate of Wareham High School and Cape Cod Community College.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Thomas Murphy of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, David Honkonen of West Wareham; a grandson; and a niece and a nephew.
Arrangements are by the White's Funeral Home, Azusa.

Joseph A. Vanasse
BOSTON -- Private services were held for Joseph A. Vanasse, 50, who died Monday, July 30, 1996, at the New England Medical Center. He was the son of the late Joseph A. Vanasse and Lillian (Langevin) Medeiros.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in the city for most of his life before moving to Boston three years ago.
Mr. Vanasse was a commercial fisherman who fished aboard several vessels from the New Bedford fleet.
Survivors include five sisters, Barbara A. Williams and Penny Chase, both of New Bedford, and Shirley Fredette, Irene Cornell and MaryJoe Duarte, all of Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Carol Johnson.
Arrangements were by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Elaine DeSouza
BETHLEHEM, N.H.-- Elaine DeSouza, 68, of Cottage Street, formerly of Fairhaven, died Thursday, June 27, 1996 at the Littleton Regional Hospital following a heart attack. She was the widow of Louise DeSouza and daughter of the late Manuel and Fannie (Marshall) Medeiros.
Born in Fairhaven, she and her family moved to Bethlehem 21 years ago. Her husband died in January and the couple had been married for 49 years at the time of his death.
She formerly was employed by the Village Store in Bethlehem as a cashier and she was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Parish. She attended Masses at Christ the King Church.
Survivors include three sons, Louis DeSouza Jr. of New Bedford, Michael DeSouza of Bethlehem, and Manuel DeSouza of Groveton, N.H.; two daughters, Elaine Hardy of Fairhaven and Gayle Guyer of Bethlehem; two brothers, Manuel Medeiros and John Andrews, both of Fairhaven; four sisters, Murial Markara of New Bedford, Mary Thumudo of Pembroke, N.H., and Rosalie Ventor and Anna Hardy of Fairhaven; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton, N.H.

Elaine DeSouza
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- Elaine DeSouza, 68, of Cottage Street, died Thursday, June 27, 1996, at the Littleton Regional Hospital, following a heart attack. She was the widow of Louis DeSouza and daughter of the late Manuel and Fannie (Marshall) DeSouza.
Born in Fairhaven, she and her family moved to Bethlehem 21 years ago. Her husband died in January and the couple had been married for 49 years at the time of his death.
She was employed by the Village Store in Bethlehem as a cashier and was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Parish. She also attended Masses at Christ the King Church.
Survivors include three sons, Louis DeSouza Jr. of New Bedford, Michael DeSouza of Bethlehem, and Manuel DeSouza of Groveton, N.H.; two daughters, Elaine Hardy of Franklin, N.H., and Gayle Guyer of Bethlehem; two brothers, Manuel Medeiros and John Andrews, both of Fairhaven; four sisters, Murial Markara of New Bedford, Mary Thumudo of Pembroke, N.H., and Rosalie Ventor and Anna Hardy, both of Fairhaven; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 101 Union St., Littleton.
Due to a reporter's error, Mrs. DeSouza's husband's name was misspelled in Tuesday's obituary. And due to information received by the funeral home, her sister Elaine's residence was incorrect.

Paul A. Villeneuve
LYNN--Paul A. Villeneuve, 51, of Acushnet, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 4., 1996. He was the husband of Carol (Bralewski) Villeneuve and son of the late Omer and Anna (Cormier) Villeneuve.
Born in Acushnet, he was a lifelong resident of the town and was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Mr. Villeneuve was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections at Bridgewater as a maintenance man.
Mr. Villeneuve would have been married 25 years next month.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Sherry Villeneuve of Acushnet; a son, Thomas Villeneuve of Acushnet; a sister, Annette Rego of Fall River; a brother, Donald Villeneuve of Davenport, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Boulevard.

Cecelia Falcon-Marlow
NEW BEDFORD -- Cecelia (Augusto) Falcon-Marlow, 79, of Bedford Towers, formerly of Tarkiln Hill Road , died at home Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, after a long illness. She was the widow of Edward F. Falcon and Armand O. Marlow and daughter of the late Carlos and Elsie (Freitas) Augusto.
She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and communicant of St. Mary Church.
She was employed by Calvin Clothing as a stitcher until her retirement in 1962.
Mrs. Marlow was a former sunshine lady at Bedford Towers. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and was an outstanding grandmother.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Dupont and Elsie Dupuis, both of New Bedford; two sisters, Laura Lopes of New Bedford and Agnes Paiva of South Dartmouth; six grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd.

Tadeus Reichstein, 99, won Nobel for cortisone research
BASEL, Switzerland -- Nobel laureate Tadeus Reichstein, who shared a prize with two other physicians for work with cortisone, has died, family members said yesterday. He was 99.
Mr. Reichstein was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 1950. He also laid the foundations for the industrial production of Vitamin C.
He studied the structure of the hormones in the adrenal glands and isolated various biologically active substances, including cortisone and adrenocorticotropic hormone, or ACTH, known as growth hormone.
This discovery won him the Nobel Prize along with Americans Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall, both of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who a few years later discovered the anti-inflammatory properties of cortisone.
Cortisone is now used to treat conditions ranging from skin rash to joint disorders. ACTH is widely-used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Born on July 20, 1897 in Poland of Jewish descent, Mr. Reichstein became a Swiss citizen in 1914.
He died at his home in Basel Thursday after a short illness. He leaves a brother, Ignaz Reichstein; a daughter, Marguerite Rosset; and three grandchildren.
He was buried in a private family gathering in the Jewish cemetery in Basel on Friday.

Jessica M. Costa
NEW BEDFORD -- Jessica M. Costa, 33, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was formerly married to Carlos N. Gonzales and was the fiancee of Eloi V. Caetano. She was the daughter of Kenneth A. and Rosalina (Costa) Rapoza.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, Ms. Costa was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church and was employed by the Borders, Littman and Peppard law firm as a legal secretary.
Survivors include her parents; two daughters, Kristan Lee Costa and Megan Ashley Gonzalez, both of New Bedford; three sisters, Leslie T. Valentin, Traci Lee Pina and Tanya R. Rapoza, all of New Bedford; a brother, Gilbert A. Rapoza; her maternal grandmother, Hazel Perry Costa of New Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She also was the granddaughter of the late Aristen "Harry" Costa on her mother's side and Mary P. Rapoza on her father's side.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

John J. Kelly
CAMBRIDGE -- John J. Kelly, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Cusack) Kelly.
He died at Cambridge City Hospital.
He was born in Boston and lived in Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park before moving to Cambridge. He was employed by the Railway Express Agency as a time-keeper for more than 25 years until his retirement.
Mr. Kelly was a member of the American Legion Post.
Survivors include two sons, John J. Kelly Jr. of South Dartmouth and Lawrence J. Kelly of North Dartmouth; a sister, Mary E. Kelley of North Quincy; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Thomas F. Kelly, Anna C. Flippin and James E. Kelly.
Arrangements are by the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester.

Mary Rocha, 95
NEW BEDFORD -- Mary (Martin) Rocha, 95, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Manuel Rocha and daughter of the late George and Francesca Gil (Silveira) Martin.
She died at the Mediplex of New Bedford.
She was born in Terceira, the Azores, and lived in New Bedford for 85 years. She was a communicant of St. Killian Church and was employed by the Sowle Mill as a weaver until her retirement.
Survivors include a son, Leonard Rocha of Tiverton, R.I.; two sisters, Lillian Sa and Mercedes Sa, both of New Bedford; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangments are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

Louis Lataif, 91
FALL RIVER -- Louis Lataif, 91, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at his home. He was the husband of Linda Adele (Salwan) Lataif, to whom he was married for almost 62 years.
Born in Badaran, Lebanon, he was the son of the late Lataif Lataif and the late Labeebe (Lataif) Lataif. He immigrated to the United States in 1921 and became a U.S. citizen in 1927.
In 1935, Mr. Lataif started an Oriental rug business in Connecticut and then moved to Poukeepsie, N.Y., the next year. At that time, he was contracted to furnish former President Franklin D. Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park. Mr. Lataif moved to Fall River in 1937 and became owner and operator of the L. Lataif Oriental Rug Co. on Cash Street until his retirement in 1970.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Lataif in 1942 was appointed by then-Mayor Alexander Murray and the Fall River City Council to be the first civilian marshall of "I Am An American Day" parade. A member of St. Anthony of the Desert Church, in 1946 he was the chairman of its original Mortgage Burning Drive and Banquet.
Mr. Lataif also was a member of the Testimonial Commission for the secretary general of the United Nations in 1956.
The next year he became chairman of the Lebanese National Convention (Mahrajann) in Pawtucket, R.I., and in 1962 was a the Arabic secretary to the New World Lebanese Culture Federation. In 1963, as president of the New England Lebanese American Federation, he was invited by the Lebanese government to visit Lebanon, returning with a personal message from President Camile Shammon to then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Throughout his adult life he wrote Arabic poetry, and for 20 years he was a writer, poet and correspondent to Arabic newspapers in New York and Beirut. Mr. Lataif returned to Lebanon by invitation of his Eminence, Patriarch Paul Peter Maouchie, who bestowed upon him the title of "Arabic Poet of the New World." He was a member of Fall River's Lebanon American Society and an honorary member of the American Lebanese Veterans.
He also was a founding member of the Lebanese Cultural Union.
An avid conversationalist, Mr. Lataif was fluent in Arabic and English. He enjoyed traveling, reading and playing backgammon.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Louis E. Lataif, dean of Boston University School of Management, of Brookline, and attorney Lawrence P. Lataif of Florida; one daughter, Joyce T. Abgrab, retired Fall River Public Schools art teacher, of Florida; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He also was the brother of the late Nasif Latif and Fudda Latif Mooradd Checrallah.
Funeral arrangements are by the "Cherry Place" Home of Waring, Ashton & Coughlin, 178 Winter St., Fall River.

Joao Augusto Coimbra
NEW BEDFORD -- Joao Augusto Coimbra, 23, of New Bedford, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, after an automobile accident in Amesbury.
He was the husband of Debra (Perreault) Coimbra and the son of Alfredo C. and Maria H. (Matos) Coimbra of New Bedford.
Mr. Coimbra died at the scene of the accient.
He was born in Murtosa, Portugal, and lived in New Bedford for seven years.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and was employed by Canton Masonry as a construction mason.
Survivors include his widow, two sons, Jonathan C. and Brendan B., both of New Bedford; his parents, one brother, Alfredo M. Coimbra of New Bedford; and two sisters, Christina M. Coimbra and Gloria S. Coimbra, both of New Bedford.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford.

Manuel Duarte
NEW BEDFORD -- Manuel Duarte, 89, of North Dartmouth, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Rose (Vieira) Duarte and the late Mary (Fontes) Duarte. He was the son of the late Joao and Isabel (Matos) Duarte.
Born in Pico, Azores, Mr. Duarte lived in this area since 1918. He was a member of the Portuguese Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mr. Duarte, better known as "The Soda and Ice Cream Man," was self-employed as the proprietor of Duarte & Son Oil Co. for more than 60 years.
Mr. Duarte was a former member of the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, and the Greenfront Band Club. He also was active in local vaudeville-type shows and was an avid ballroom dancer and boxer.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Robert Duarte of North Dartmouth; a stepdaughter, Connie Bernardo of North Dartmouth; two grandsons; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. ]
He was also the father of the late Richard Duarte and brother of the late Mary Ramos, Deolinda Sousa, Angelina Puyana, Joana Duarte, Antonio Duarte, Arthur Duarte, John Silvia and Frank Silvia.
Arrangements are by the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St.

Wilburn Correia
NEW BEDFORD -- Wilburn Correia, 70, of Dartmouth, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Rose (Oliveira) Correia and son of the late Manuel and Franciline (Moniz) Correia.
Born in New Bedford, he had lived in Dartmouth since 1959 and was a communicant of St. George's Church of Westport.
He was employed by Fibre Leather as a plant supervisor and manager until his retirement in 1988.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Correia served in the battles of the Rhineland and central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in battle.
He was a member of the Dartmouth Memorial Post 9059 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Correia was a skilled woodworker and craftsman, and participated in many area political events.
Besides his widow, survivors include a son, Wayne J. Correia of Dartmouth; three brothers, Walter Correia and Donald Correia, both of New Bedford, and Arnold Correia of Fairhaven; a sister, Anna C. Sylvia of Dartmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was the brother of the late Lucy Frates.
Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

Loret Ruppe, Peace Corps' longest-serving director
WASHINGTON -- Loret Ruppe, the longest serving director of the Peace Corps in its 35-year history, died yesterday of ovarian cancer at her home in Bethesda, Md. She was 60.
Appointed director to the Peace Corps by President Reagan in 1981, Mrs. Ruppe was credited by many with overseeing a revitalization of the international service organization and instituting its policy of focusing on development to help achieve world peace.
"The entire Peace Corps family mourns the loss of Loret Ruppe, who was the driving force behind the agency's revitalization in the 1980s," said Peace Corps' director Mark Gearan. "Her personal commitment, enthusiasm and love for the Peace Corps knew no bounds."
In her eight years as director, Mrs. Ruppe was responsible for volunteer programs in 63 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific. She visited volunteers in most of those countries.
Under her leadership, the Peace Corps was invited to begin or resume programs in seven countries: Sri Lanka, Haiti, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands.
She assisted her husband, former Rep. Philip Ruppe, R-Mich., in his successful 1966 campaign for election. He retired in 1979.
She also was responsible for developing the "Leadership through Peace" program, which focused on environmental and women's issues at colleges and universities.
In 1989, Mrs. Ruppe was appointed Ambassador to Norway by President Bush.
She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Antoinette Greenberg, Adele Ruppe, Loret Ruppe, Katherine Ruppe and Mary Ruppe.

Aldea M. Teixeira
NEW BEDFORD -- Aldea M. (Breault) Teixeira, 79, of New Bedford, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, after a long illness. She was the wife of Anthony P. Teixeira and daughter of the late Tancrede and Octavie (LeBlanc) Breault.
She died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home.
Born in New Bedford, she lived in this area all of her life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church.
Survivors include her widower; a son, Anthony G. Teixeira of New Bedford; five daughters, Bertha M. Chapin and Mildred D. Boudreau, both of Kissimee, Fla., Gloria E. Robert of Sun City, Ariz., Eleanor M. Arruda of Orlando, Fla., and Dorothy B. Dauteuil of New Bedford; a brother, George E. Breault of Lakeville; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd.


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