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Mr. Allderdice leaves his parents, William H. and Penelope (Witte) Allderdice of St. John's, Newfoundland; a brother, Jacob L. Allderdice of Reed College in Portland, Ore.; a sister, Frances Witte Allderdice of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.; and his maternal grandmother, Eleanor (Hoyt) Witte of Belmont, Mass.
ALYWARD, JOHN K., 69
Born in Fermeuse, Newfoundland, the oldest of 12 children of a fishing boat captain, he came to Jamaica Plain with his family when he was 4. He graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and was starting third baseman on its baseball team. Mr. Alyward leaves four sisters, Ethnea A. Sanders of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mary F. Stewart of Hingham, Helen F. Mulligan of Virginia and Clare A. DeAngelis of Westwood; and six brothers, Rev. Richard A. of Kyoto, Japan, James J. of Winthrop, Paul F. of Wellesley, Francis X. of Hingham, Thomas R. of Tucson, Ariz., and Rev. William G. of Barcelona, Spain. Burial will be in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.
BACON, JENNIE CHAUNCY
Mrs. Bacon, who was the wife of the late Dr. George S. Bacon, leaves a daughter, Marianne Grace Krueger of Poughkeepsie; six sisters, Lillian Wichoff of Pennswood, Pa., Marianne Collins of Seminole, Fla., Edith Sautter and Helen Nesky of Drake's Island, Maine, Mildred Fearn of St. John's, Newfoundland, and Judith Von Sichard of Birmingham, England; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
BARTLETT, BARBARA, 82
Mrs. Bartlett was a native of Wellesley and attended the Knox School in New York. Before her marriage she was an actress for several years. She served on the board of the International Institute of Boston for many years and was active in the affairs of the Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was a member of the Chilton Club of Boston and the Dedham Country and Polo Club.
Mrs. Bartlett leaves two sons, Joseph of New York City and Samuel Bartlett of Beacon Hill; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment is to be in Newton Cemetery.
BECK, ELI, AT 76
Born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, Mr. Beck came to New York in his early teens and worked as a fisherman in Brooklyn. He later bacame manager of the Beck and Paul Fish Co. in New York. In the 1930s he moved to New Bedford, where he managed the New Bedford Fillet Co. and later became part-owner of the Homer's Wharf Fish Co. In 1953 he opened B & G Fish Co. in New Bedford, selling to markets in New York, Florida, Philadelphia and Boston. His company also became one of the largest New England dealers of fresh native swordfish. In 1969, he opened Beck's Seafood Market and Galley in South Dartmouth.
Mr. Beck was an honorary member of the Fairhaven Salt Water Fishing Club and was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford.
He leaves a son; Dennis Beck of South Dartmouth; a brother, James H. of Arlington, Va.; four sisters; Evelyn Paul of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rachel Clarke of Nova Scotia, Ada Mayo of Newfoundland and Mabel Landick of New Bedford; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford.
BENSON, ALICE R., 75
She was the wife of the late William E. Benson. She leaves three daughters, Christina L. Wheeler of Marblehead, Coral L. Bidder of Lynn, and Clare E. Carvel of Danvers; five brothers, Robert and Harry Baggs of Scituate, Carl Baggs of Allston, Albert Baggs of Tinley Park, Il., and Roy Baggs of Berea, Ohio; one sister, Clarice Stacey of Lafayette, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today in Cuff-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Following cremation at Harmony Grove, Salem, interment of the ashes will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.
BOYD, AMELIA, 91
Born in Exploits, Newfoundland, she had lived in Lynn 65 years. She was a member of the former Evangeline Lodge, and the Rebekahs. She attended the Washington Street Baptist Chuch in Lynn.
She leaves two sons, Dr. Raymond Boyd of Lynn and Dr. Malcolm Boyd of Bedford; two daughters, Gwendolyn Crane of Dover, N.H., and Vivian Wood of Lynn; two sisters, Alice Manuel of Maine, and Bessie Morgan of Florida; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services on Wednesday will be private. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.
BRIEN, CYRIL J., 70
He leaves his wife, Pauline (LeBlanc); a stepson, Tom Poliftka of Medford; two brothers, Lloyd and Vince of Newfoundland; two sisters, Mary Sutton and Gert Sullivan of Newfoundland; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Pity Church. Burial will be in Cambridge Catholic Cemetery.
BROWN, FREDERICK, 86
He leaves his wife, Dorothy E. (Mitchell), to whom he was married 50 years in June; a daughter, Joan E. Mastricola of Dennis Port; two sons, Frederick of Avon and Wayne Brown of West Roxbury; and two sisters, Edna Reader and Evelyn Rowe, both of Newfoundland. Burial will be in Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit.
BURDEN, CLARA, 90
BURKE, THOMAS, 86
He leaves his wife, Evelyn G. (McGillicuddy); two daughters, Phyllis Schramn of Cohasset and Kathleen Stevens of Scituate; a sister, Margaret Burke of Scituate; and two grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate. Burial will be in the new St. Mary's Cemetery in Scituate.
BURT, JOHN J., 86
As a telegrapher he worked with hundreds of Boston newsmen and sportswriters who used Western Union to transmit stories into their offices from the scene of events. He also worked the telegraph key in many telegraphic reconstructions of out-of-town games that were not being broadcast live.
Mr. Burt was born on the French island of St. Pierre off Newfoundland and served in the Canadian Army during World War I. He leaves his wife, Fern R. (Toole); a son, Clement G. of Pembroke; two sisters, Elizabeth Neering and Mary Camus, both of Montreal; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Thecla's Church, North Pembroke.
CARTER, WINIFRED, 105
Born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Mrs. Carter attended schools there and came to the United States in 1915. Mrs. Carter and her late husband, organist Robert W. Carter, moved to Concord in 1918 and opened a small gas station at what is now the Route 2 rotary. Later that year, the couple opened a music store in Maynard. In 1922, the Carters opened their furniture store on Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, and in 1929 moved it to its present location on Main Street. After the death of her husband in 1935, Mrs. Carter became owner and treasurer of the store, where she worked daily until 1982.
She was a member of the West Concord Union Church and a former member of the church's Ladies Union. She was also a member of the West Concord Women's Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, Concord, and the New England Home Furnishings Association.
Mrs. Carter leaves a son, Robert L. Carter of Concord; five nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard.
CECILL, JOHN B., 73
He leaves his wife, the former Alice G. Hooker; a son, Robert V. Cecill of Newfoundland; a brother, Dyke Cecill of Columbus, Ohio; and a grandson.
Born in Boston, he was a resident of Roslindale. Mr. Chiarmonte designed several of the motion picture theaters in Boston, including the Sack Cinemas. His pastel portrait of Gen. Douglas MacArthur was used to help sell war bonds during World War II. Mr. Chiarmonte was a member of the International Variety Club and the Knights of Pythias, King Solomon Lodge 18 in Stoughton.
He leaves his wife, Muriel (Goddard); a son, Louis Chiarmonte Jr. of Newfoundland; a sister, Anna Riccioli of Fort Lee, N.J.; and a brother, Santon Chiarmonte of Wollaston. Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Folsom Funeral Chapel in Roslindale. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury.
COOPER, JOHN, 92
Mr. Cooper leaves two sons, Clinton G. of Hanover, N.H., and Warren K. of Ashland; a daughter, Miriam C. Clark of Tewksbury; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Somerville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
CORCORAN, THOMAS GARDINER, 80,
Mr. Corcoran, dubbed "Tommy the Cork" by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died in Washington Hospital Center of a pulmonary blood clot. Once one of the most powerful men in Washington, Mr. Corcoran worked behind the scenes to chart the attitude of Congress on the sweeping New Deal legislation of the 1930s. As a member of Roosevelt's "brain trust" Mr. Corcoran and Benjamin V. Cohen worked out many of the intricate details of the New Deal. They had a hand in laws that regulated stock market operations, including the Securities Exchange Act, and regulations that provided the "death sentence" for public utility holding companies. Their intellectual but unofficial imprint was also felt on such things as the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Federal Housing Administration and the Wage and Hour Law.
Mr. Corcoran, who was born in Providence, R.I., first served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1926. He then worked as a corporate lawyer with a New York firm for five years, returning to the capital in 1932 to serve with the newly created Reconstruction Finance Corp. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 are among the bills he worked to draft. Mr. Corcoran and Cohen came to be known as the "little hotdogs" of the New Deal, an allusion to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, the Harvard Law School professor who had been their mentor.
In 1933, Mr. Corcoran served as an assistant to the secretary of the treasury and as special assistant to the attorney general of the United States from 1932 to 1935. Mr. Corcoran wielded influence far beyond the minor positions he held, helping to write Roosevelt's speeches and serving as the Democratic president's liaison man with Congress.
He left government service in 1941 and entered a private law practice. That same year, Mr. Corcoran was called before a Senate investigating committee to answer allegations - never substantiated - that he used his influence with government officials to benefit private clients.
In 1940, he married Margaret Dowd, a woman who had served as one of his many secretaries. Mr. Corcoran leaves four sons, Thomas Jr. of Washington, David of Bethesda, Md., Howard of Potomac, Christopher Corcoran of Newfoundland; and a daughter Cecily Kihn, of Philadelphia.
DAY, CHESTER M., 80
Born in Cambridge, Mr. Day was an electrical engineer for the New England Telephone Co. in Boston for many years, and he was chief engineer with the phone company in Maine from 1953 to 1958. He retired in 1971. Mr. Day was a 1928 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his master's degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 1929.
Mr. Day lived in Maine for 14 years before moving to Randolph, N.J., a year ago. He was a member of the Boston and Maine chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Maine chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and was past president of the MIT Club in Portland, Maine.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Eveleth); two sons, Chester M. Jr. of Randolph, N.J., and William H.E. of St. John's Newfoundland; and four grandchildren. Services will be private.
DOULTON, CHARLES W., 72
Until his retirement in May, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Simonds Industries in Fitchburg, a manufacturer of cutting tools for the lumber and automotive industries. He had prevously been chairman and chief executive officer of Addressograph Farrington in Randolph. He enjoyed boating, cribbage, golf and tennis and was a member of the Wellesley Country Club and the Kittansett Golf Club.
He leaves his wife, Priscilla (Tocco); a son, Bruce C. of Grand Falls, Newfoundland; two daughters, Bettina E. of Boston, and Kara A. of Providence; two sisters, Margaret Tooth and Emma Ashton, both of Ontario; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Wellesley.
DRUKEN, MICHAEL 87
He died Wednesday in Somerville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Druken was born in Newfoundland and came to this country when a young man. He served 20 years as a crewmember aboard ships in the Boston fishing fleet and another 20 years as a skipper.
DWYER, MARK, 90
Born in Tilton, Newfoundland, Mr. Dwyer came to the United States in 1923. He was a resident of Roxbury for 40 years. Mr. Dwyer worked at the Boston Fish Pier for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1963.
He leaves four sons; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
ENNIS, VERONICA, 91 HAD 44 GRANDCHILDREN
"Winnie gave our children unconditional love but never spoiled them," Erika Mumford said yesterday, recalling Ms. Fifield's impact on her family in the 1970s. Added Mumford's husband, David: "She was a second mother."
Carol Lindahl said she will always remember the summer when she was 10 and persuaded Ms. Fifield to row a boat beside her as she attempted to swim for the first time across Rand's Pond in Goshen, N.H., a distance exceeding 200 yards. The girl's parents took one look from shore and panicked. "What are you doing, Winnie? You can't swim!" they exclaimed.
"But Carol can," Ms. Fifield said.
Born in Catalina, Newfoundland, Ms. Fifield came to Boston at age 20 and worked 40 years for Hood Rubber Co. Caring for children became mainly a full-time endeavor in the 1960s after she retired.
Dr. Maurice Pechet of Cambridge stills marvels at the fortitude Ms. Fifield displayed on the day of the Blizzard of 1978 by wading 2 miles through drifts to keep her appointment with his children. She delighted in sojourns in Europe and North Africa. Despite failing sight, she made her last overseas journey in 1986, to Hawaii. She was self-sufficient until her hospitalization July 2.
Ms. Fifield leaves seven nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the Saville Funeral Home, Arlington.
FINN, THOMAS L., 73
Mr. Finn was born in Newfoundland, but lived in Somerville the last 40 years of his life. He worked for many years for Simplex Wire and Cable Co. in Cambridge. He also had worked for the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds before his retirement 10 years ago. He belonged to St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Joseph's Ushers Club and the Old Lincoln Park Night Committee.
Mr. Finn leaves his wife, Mary E. (Crowley) of Somerville; a son, William P. Finn of Somerville; three brothers, Brother Hyacinth C.F.X. of Ithaca, N.Y., Joseph of Cambridge and John Finn of Somerville; and a sister, Mary Finn of Somerville.
GALLISHAW, ELEANOR, 91;
She was born and raised in Cambridge, the daughter of George H. Browne and Emily (Webster) Browne, a founder of the Browne and Nichols School. She was the widow of John Gallishaw of St. John's, Newfoundland, a writer, teacher and consultant to fiction writers. She was graduated with a bachelor's degree from Radcliffe in 1912 and a bachelor-of-science degree from Simmons College. She leaves a son, John Gallishaw of Seattle; two daughters, Ellen Faran of Lincoln and Nancy Webster of Annapolis, Md.; a sister, Amy Browne Townsend of Plymouth, N.H., 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
GILLINGHAM, ALLAN G., 84
Mr. Gillingham was born in St. John's in Newfoundland. He received a bachelor of arts degree from McGill University in Montreal and a Rhodes scholarship to continue his studies at New College, Oxford University in England. He taught at Memorial University in St. John's from 1933 to 1947, except for the years he served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and a sabbatical spent at Harvard University, where he earned a PhD in classical philology. Mr. Gillingham taught the classics at Phillips Academy from 1947 until he retired in 1974. He co-authored several books on the reading of literature in Latin. In 1974, he was invited back to Newfoundland to deliver a speech for the installation of Moses O. Morgan as president of Memorial University. He also received an honorary doctorate. He was cited on this occasion as "one of the most beloved teachers . . . remembered for the precision of his teaching."
From 1975 to 1977, with his wife, Clare, he helped organize a regional college of Memorial University at Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He had lived in Maine since 1977.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Natalie Schorr of Andover and Daphne Klein of West Springfield, N.H.; a son, Allan Timothy of Killington, Vt.; one brother, Maxwell Gillingham of St. John's, Newfoundland; one sister, Rita Latriell, also of St. John's, and five grandchildren. There will be no funeral services.
While living in Cambridge, he was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, treasurer of the Cambridge Council of Churches and director of the Cambridge Civic Association. He was also a member of the Republic Ward and City Committee of Cambridge and was a member and past chairman of the Cambridge Housing Authority.
Mr. Gillingham leaves two daughters, Patricia G. Lewis of Sudbury and Virginia R. Allen of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Susan Fisher of Lexington; a brother, Freeman of Newfoundland; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. in the First Parish of Sudbury. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Lexington.
GREELEY, JORDAN, 84
Born in Newfoundland, Mr. Greeley was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving overseas and attaining the rank of sergeant. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon and the Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.For many years, he worked on fishing trawlers out of Boston. Later, he was a custodian at Boston State College for 12 years, retiring in 1975.
He leaves a son, Rev. Jordan J. of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; a sister, Emily King of Newfoundland; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Cartier's Funeral Home in Bellingham. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery in Boston.
GREENE, BRENDAN J., 76
He leaves four sons, Brendan E. of Milton, Harold J. of West Roxbury, William J. of Weymouth, and Daniel C. of Quincy; a brother, Reg Greene of Point Verde; a sister, Marie McCarthy of Dedham; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and his companion, Maxine Allen of Stannard. A funeral Mass was said on Monday in Greensboro. Burial will be in Stannard Cemetery in the spring.
HANCOCK, DAVID A., 89
Born in Brooklyn, Newfoundland, Mr. Hancock came to the United States as a teenager and lived in Cambridge for 25 years before moving to Arlington in 1963. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge of Cambridge, Royal Arch chapter and the Cambridge Consistory. He leaves a daughter, Elizabeth MacAskill of Arlington; a son, David C. of Durham, N.H.; a brother, Max, and a sister, Elizabeth Parsons, both of Newfoundland; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. James Episcopal Church, North Cambridge.
HANN, N. HILDA, 78
Born and educated in Princeton, Newfoundland, Mrs. Hann came to the United States in 1918. She had lived on Ladd place, Watertown, since 1920. She was active in Watertown Democratic Party circles and St. Patrick's Church. She was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality and Branch 9 of the Massachusetts Catholic Women's Guild.
She leaves her son, Donald P. Hann of Walpole; four sisters, Effie Keller of West Roxbury, Frances Banfield of Dover, Helen Prince and Marion Pennington, both of Carver; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown.
HARNUM, GORDON, 82
He was born and educated in Hearts Delight, Newfoundland. Mr. Harnum was the owner of G.H. Harnum Inc., a rigging and trucking company, C. Testa Trucking and Harco Construction Co., all firms in Wilmington. He was a member of the Masons and for the past 59 years he was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Cambridge, and served for 12 years on the vestry. He was also a member of the Republican Club and the Capitol Hill Club, both in Washington.
Mr. Harnum leaves his wife, Gladys (Primmer); three sons, Neil J. of Loudon, N.H., Gordon L. of Atkinson, N.H. and William F. Harnum of Westford; four daughters, Uldine Drown of Sanbornville, N.H., Louise Hryniewich of Acton, Dorothy Noonan of Cape Coral, Fla., and Priscilla Fair of Littleton; 27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in St. James Episcopal Church, Cambridge. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.
Mrs. Hedlund, an instructor, lecturer and designer of crewelwork and surface stitchery, died Tuesday at her home in Biddeford, Maine. She was 75. Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Mrs. Hedlund had lived in Biddeford since 1980. She had also lived in Dover from 1965 to 1980 and Concord from 1951 to 1956. Mrs. Hedlund graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Portland, Maine in 1930. She also graduated from the Exeter Art School in Boston in 1932, Barnes Arts School in Montreal in 1933, the Vesper George School of Art in Boston in 1937 and from Columbia University in 1938, where she studied methods of teaching art.
Mrs. Hedlund's work was exhibited in several places, including the Concord Art Association in Concord, the Old Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, R.I., Pine Manor Junior College in Newton and the Bank of New England in Boston. She also taught art in her home in Dover for several years. Mrs. Hedlund was the author of "A Primer of New England Embroidery." Mrs. Hedlund was employed as an assistant engineer from 1940 to 1947 at Factory Mutual Engineering Corp. in Norwood. Mrs. Hedlund was chief designer in the needlework department at the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in Boston during the 1950's. She also taught at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury in the 1960's. She was also director of the Hedlund Group, a needlewomen's group.
She leaves her husband, Charles Frederick; a daughter, Susan Anne Barker of Concord; and a brother, James B. Judge of Concord. Burial will be in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.
WAS REGISTERED NURSE, AT 85
Mrs. Hiatt also had worked for many years at the former Soldiers Home and at Quigley Memorial Hospital in Chelsea. She had formerly lived in Chelmsford. Born in Moreton Harbor, Newfoundland, Mrs. Hiatt came to the United States to study nursing at Malden Hospital, where she graduated with honors in 1923. She was a resident of Victor Street in Medford for a half century.
She leaves a daughter, Joan Hiatt Harlow of Chelmsford; a sister, Jean Oldford of Alberta, Canada; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The funeral service was to be private.
HOGAN, JAMES F., 91
Mr. Hogan was born in Northern Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, and had lived in Lunenberg for 30 years. He was a longshoreman at the port of Boston before retiring in 1966. Mr. Hogan was a member of the Boston Shipping Association and the International Longshoreman's Association. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 29th Engineers.
Mr. Hogan leaves his wife, Jeanne; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Mullis of Charlestown and Rosemary Langley of Quincy; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be said on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Boniface Church in Lunenberg. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
HOLLAND, EDWARD, 73
Mr. Holland was an avid sports enthusiast and from 1927 to 1931 played in the old New England semi-pro football league for the Somerville Mystic Athletic club and for the St. Polycarp team. He was also active in the Boys Club in Roxbury from 1932 until the beginning of the World War II. Starting as a maintenance man, he became a swimming and athletic instructor. He also played Santa Claus each year.
Mr. Holland leaves his wife, C. Barbara (O'Brien); four daughters, Barbara M. Sullivan of Marshfield, Marilyn A. Beaman of Miami, Nancy M. Fossa of Boston and Kathleen M. Brodney of Boston; five sons, Edward J. of Boston, Joseph I. of Weymouth, Thomas F. of West Bridgewater, James W. of Boston and Michael G. Holland of Brockton; three brothers, Thomas F. Jr. of Medford, Rev. Joseph I. of Gardiner, Maine, and Francis M. Holland of Medford; 19 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.
HOWELL, GERALD, 84
HOWLETT, PHILIP, 78
He leaves a son, Philip O. Howlett of Pembroke; a brother, John Howlett; a sister, Mary Tibbetts; and a grandson. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.
HUNT, BERNARD J., 83
He leaves his wife, Ellen (Jackson); a brother, James of Nova Scotia; and a sister, Nellie McCulligh of Toronto, Canada. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Barbara's Church in Woburn. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.
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KENNEDY, GLADYS M., 85
She leaves two daughters, Rosiland K. Johnson of Springfield, Va., and Nancy K. Bergeron of Durham, N.H.; two sons, Joseph S. Jr. of Wilbraham and John C. of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; a sister, Phyllis Emerson of Bristol, N.H.; a brother, Harold Emerson of Albuquerque; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home in Medfield tomorrow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield.
KENNEDY, JOSEPH S., 81
Born in Camden, N.J., Mr. Kennedy graduated from Medfield High School in 1927 and Northeastern University Law School in 1931. He retired as a lawyer in March 1989.
He leaves his wife, Gladys (Emerson); two sons, Joseph S. Jr. of Wilbraham and John C. of St. John's, Newfoundland; two daughters, Rosalind Johnson of Springfield, Va., and Nancy Bergeron of Durham, N.H.; and nine grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. today in St. Edward's Church, Medfield.
KENNEDY, MAURICE, 77
With his brother, Jack, Mr. Kennedy formed the J.M. Kennedy Painting Contractors in 1939. He became co-owner in 1976. He retired from the company in 1983. Mr. Kennedy, known as "Dom," was a member of the Columbus Council Knights of Columbus of Dorchester. In addition, he was a 40-year member of Painter D.C. 35, and a US Army veteran of World War II.
He leaves his wife, Evelyn J. (Kavanaugh); five daughters, Theresa Crowley of Lynnfield, Caryl of Weymouth, Joan M., Mary C. and Elizabeth A. Kennedy-Papay, all of Dorchester; three sisters, Theresa Fitzgerald, Sister Mary Kevin and Mary Butler, all of Newfoundland; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory Church in Dorchester. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.
LINDAHL, DONALD A., 73
He leaves his wife, Jean E. (Kelaher); two daughters, Carol H. Volxen of Lawrence, and Cathleen Conley of Amesbury; three sons, Frederick B. of Hampton, N.H., Eric D. of Woburn, and David Fisette of West Newbury; a brother, Howard J. of Albuquerque; two sisters, Muriel Chrispin of Albuquerque and June Vawter of Freehold, N.J.; and six grandchildren. The memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. in Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford.
LOYND, UNA J., 67
A friend, Ellen M. Thomas-Jones, wrote that Mrs. Loynd "was a benefactor to many individuals and groups, particularly the Waltham Lions Club." Thomas-Jones quoted Waltham mayor Arthur Clark as noting Mrs. Loynd's "compassion for others . . . pride in the city. . . and (her* moral support and financial assistance for those who needed a hand." Mayor Clark called her "a friend of the City of Waltham."
Mrs. Loynd, an enthusiastic sports fan, was a Waltham youth tennis champion, and, according to Thomas-Jones, a fan of the New England Patriots from the days of the team's first season in Sullivan Stadium. She also was a Boston Celtics fan, known to players and staff, Thomas-Jones wrote.
She leaves her husband of 35 years, Francis Loynd of Waltham; a son, Frederick A. McDonough Jr. of Peabody, and a grandson.
LUKER, LUCY A., 93
Ms. Luker was born in Fermeuse, Newfoundland. She was a resident of Maynard for several years before moving to East Falmouth. She leaves three sons, George P. of Framingham, "Cut" of Nashua, and Jim of Norristown, Pa. Today's Mass will be said at noon in St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in East Falmouth.
MAINWARING, HERBERT, 93;
Mr. Mainwaring was active in many High Church Episcopal organizations. He was associated as a layman with the Cowley Fathers in Cambridge - an order of Episcopal monks. He was better known internationally for his church scholarship and many of Mr. Mainwaring's articles appeared in church magazines such as the London Church Times. As a child, he had walked the harborfront in East Boston and Boston's North End when the port was at its peak and its docks were filled with sailing ships from every world port. It was the beginning of a lifelong hobby - the sea, his daughter said. "He even once had a little boat of his own."
Mr. Mainwaring, after attending Norwood schools, worked as a copywriter for various advertising firms in Boston. He worked in Plymouth until he was past 70 for the Old Colony publication as editor of the Cape Cod Guide, a weekly magazine for tourists. Mr. Mainwaring lived in Wollaston at the time, where he had moved after marrying Marion Imrie of Newcastle, England, who became widely known as a teacher of embroidery and dressmaking in Quincy evening schools.
Mrs. Mainwaring, who died in 1980, was a Wollaston resident for 50 years and president of the Altar Guild in St. Chrysostom's Church in Wollaston. Besides his daughter, Marion, Mr. Mainwaring leaves two sons, Herbert J. Jr. of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., and David L. Mainwaring of Needham; another daughter, Elsie (Pepper) Healey of Framingham Center; and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, South Duxbury. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, South Duxbury.
MARSHALL, DONALD, 66
MARSHALL, GEORGE E.
He leaves a daughter, Phyllis G. Greenland of Everett; a brother and sister, Herbert Marshall and Minnie Noel of Newfoundland; two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
MARTEL, CATHERINE, 90
Born in Newfoundland, Mrs. Martel came to the United States when she was 15 and settled in Belmont. She had been active in Belmont community affairs and held social functions in her home for local political candidates. Mrs. Martel was co-owner of the refrigeration business from 1928 until it was sold in 1952.
Mrs. Martel leaves a son, Edward F. Martel of Stoneham; two daughters, Anna Powers of Barre and Helen Smith of Watertown; 39 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Jude's Church, Waltham. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
MARTIN, HUBERT J., 81
He leaves his wife, Alice L. (McManus); and several nieces and nephews. The funeral Mass will be said today at noon in St. Pius X Church in South Yarmouth. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Harwich.
McHUGH, PATRICK, 90
Born in Newfoundland, Mr. McHugh came here in the 1920s and worked on trawlers and draggers based at the Boston Fish Pier that worked Georges Bank. He founded the union in 1937 and headed it until his retirement in the 1960s. In 1956 Mr. McHugh served as a US delegate to the Geneva convention on maritime rights.
He leaves his wife, Lillian (Keeping); four daughters, Sister Rosemary of Townsend, Ann Marie Doherty of Sandwich, Marguerite Connolly of Newton and Madonna Basilici of Ardmore, Pa.; nine sons, Patrick F. of Leominster, William of Bethesda, Md., John of Auburndale, Joseph of Deerfield, N.H., Richard of Washington, Daniel of Scituate, David of Marshfield, Francis of Belmont and Kevin of Boylston; two brothers, Faunce and Morris of Newfoundland; 53 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.
MCWADE, DORIS M., 77
A Boston native, she was administrator of the blood bank at Malden Hospital for nearly 25 years. She also was a Girl Scout leader and a Boy Scout den mother.
She leaves a daughter, Patricia A. of Washington, D.C.; a son, Robert S. of Burlington; two sisters, Helen Penney of Hemet, Calif., and Margaret Cochrane of St. John's, Newfoundland; two grandchildren; and her longtime companion, Paul Strobl of Seabrook, N.H. The funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Melrose. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
MILLEY, RONALD A., 82
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and educated in Cambridge and Somerville, Mr. Milley worked for Sherman Paper Products of Newton before joining Bestpac.
He leaves his wife, Pearl (Smith); a son, Stephen of Yarmouth, Maine; a daughter, Ellen Davis of North Yarmouth, Maine; three brothers, Ross of North Windham, Maine, Roy of Arlington and Frederick of Natick; two sisters, Eleanor Milley and Priscilla Graff of Natick; and five grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Trinity EpiscopalChurch, Portland, Maine.
MOORE, WILLIAM, 67
He leaves his son, William E. Moore Jr. of Concord, N.H.; three daughters, Mary S. Costello and Gail A. Stuart, both of Billerica, and Loretta M. Hudson of Guam; eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Billerica, tomorrow. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.
MULLEY, REV. WILFRED
Born in Newfoundland, he resided in Everett, and for 35 years in Maine. Rev. Mulley was employed for many years as a carpenter for the Boston Elevated, forerunner of the MBTA. After his retirement in 1947, he became a Nazarene minister in Freeport.
Rev. Mulley leaves a son, Charles W. Mulley of Everett; four daughters, Dorothy E. Allen of Rockport, Maine, Eilene MacDougal of San Jose, Calif., Mary Perry of Illinois, and Marjorie Ross of Peabody; 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday in the William R. Carafa and Son Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
MURPHY, ANN M., 83
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and reading with her husband of 57 years, John Murphy. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mary Chaisson-LeBrun of Marblehead; three sons, John W. of Viera, Fla., Michael F. of Freeland, Md., and James P. of Marblehead; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery.
NEAL, DONALD, 94
Mr. Neal leaves his wife of 71 years, Catherine (Nicholas); two daughters, Barbara Thomas of Marston Mills, a section of Barnstable, and Dolores Ellis of Summerland Key, Fla.; a son, Robert J. of Lowell; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home in Lowell. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford.
NEWELL, VIDA, 79
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Mrs. Newell had lived in Unity for the last 15 years and had previously lived in Arlington, Mass. She was a former member of the Arlington Center Baptist Church, Arlington, Mass.
She leaves her husband of 58 years, Arthur Newell; a son, Arthur Newell Jr. of Edgewater, Fla.; two daughters, Beverly Murdock of Unity and Audrey Cloutier of Waterville; a sister, Gwen LeShana of Forestdale, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Pond Cemetery, Unity.
NICHOLSON, LOWELL S., 92
He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1921 with a bachelor of laws degree after an interruption for Army service in World War I. While at Syracuse, he was on the 1920 intercollegiate championship crew. He graduated as valedictorian of the class. He came to Boston in 1923 and did further studies at Harvard and Boston University law schools. He was admitted to the bar in New York in 1921 and in Massachusetts in 1923. He retired in 1973, having practiced law continuously in Boston for 50 years. He had been a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States since the 1940s.
Mr. Nicholson was the first executive secretary of the Boston Bar Association, serving from 1941 to 1946. From 1946 to 1953 he was professor and dean of Northeastern University School of Law, and an assistant attorney general from 1954 to 1959. Among other appointments Mr. Nicholson accepted was consultant to a national survey of the legal profession in the 1950s, law school inspector and secretary to several legislative commissions and studies. Mr. Nicholson was an avid hiker and mountain climber, following his passion as late as last year. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and edited the magazine Appalachia. Among his books are "The Organized Bar in Massachusetts," "The Everyday Law of Massachusetts" and "The Law Schools of the United States." He also contributed many articles to publications that deal with law, legal education and mountaineering.
Mr. Nicholson also served in several civic capacities, such as assessor of Salem, member of the corporation of Salem Hospital and of the Salem Savings Bank, president of the United Prison Association of Massachusetts, president of the Salem Public School Association, president of the board of the Brimmer and May School, the Salem Atheneum, the Bakers Island Association, the New England Historic Genealogical Association, and many other legal, community and genealogical associations.
He had celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary last Thursday and had remarked to his wife and daughters that he had resolved to live at least long enough to "see this day." The family had gathered for the celebration and thus happened to be on hand for his funeral, his wife said yesterday. Mr. Nicholson leaves his wife, Anna (Horton); four daughters, Nancy Devereux Sorensen, of Copenhagen, Ruth Starbuck Milne of St. John's, Newfoundland, Martha Horton Allphin of Marblehead, and Lois Brown Wilson of Brownfield, Maine; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grace Episcopal Church in Salem. The body will be cremated.
O'BRIEN, ROBERT F., AT 92
A native of Aquaforte, Newfoundland, Capt. O'Brien came to Boston in 1922. He is widely remembered for the accident in 1942 off Cape Cod when the Putnam was struck and cut in two by a steamship in a wartime convoy out of Boston. Capt. O'Brien and his crew of 23 narrowly escaped in their dories after the steamer sailed on. Only one man was injured. Capt. O'Brien and his men, adrift without radios or lifejackets, were picked up by a Coast Guard cutter that spotted his flashlight blinking in the darkness.
A fisherman for 50 years, Capt. O'Brien also fished in the famed Boston schooner Adventure with Capt. Leo Hynes, now of Nashua. Hynes was the Boston Fish Pier's all-time high line fishing captain of the 1930s -- the man who caught the most fish per trip. Capt. O'Brien also skippered an ex-minesweeper converted as a fishing vessel in early 1950s, and he alternated as mate and crewman on the Boston beam trawlers Flying Cloud, Arlington and Challenge.
He leaves his wife, Margaret (Carey); a daughter, Mary B. Ryan of Watertown; a son, Robert J. of Belmont; six grandchildren and a great- grandson. A funeral Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Watertown. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
O'NEILL, REGINALD F., 74
Father O'Neill taught philosophy at St. Michael's Seminary, in Kingston, Jamaica, from 1968 to 1970 and at Fitchburg State College from 1970 to 1982. Born in Fermeuse, Newfoundland, he graduated from Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island and entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook in Lenox after his freshman year at Holy Cross College. He was ordained in 1946 after receiving a doctorate in philosophy at Fordham University.
Father O'Neill leaves two sisters, Irene Pietta and Mary Tarmey, and a brother, J. Joseph, all of Woonsocket, R.I. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chapelof the Holy Spirit, Campion Center.
O'SHEA, PATRICK R., 95
A resident of Quincy for the past 20 years, Mr. O'Shea was born in Newfoundland. Mr. O'Shea, a former Boston resident, worked as an engineer on a dredge used to clean the Charles River. He was employed with the Norton Co., formerly National Research Corp., for 15 years, retiring in 1969.
Mr. O'Shea leaves two daughters, Elizabeth M. Shanahan of Rockland and Alice "Dolly" O'Malley of Quincy; two sons, Patrick of Quincy and Ronald of Dedham; one sister, Margaret LaPerche of Framingham; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
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He leaves three daughters, Elizabeth M. Shanahan of Rockland, and Alice "Dolly" O'Malley and Patricia, both of Quincy; a son, Ronald, of Dedham; a sister, Margaret LaPerche of Framingham; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass for the former machinist and commercial fisherman will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church in Quincy. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.] A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy.
PARROTT, FRANCIS, 82
Born in Salmonere, Newfoundland, Mr. Parrott attended schools in Newfoundland and was a fisherman since he was 13. He came to this country in 1929 and settled in Somerville. He worked as a fisherman on various boats out of Atlantic Avenue at the Commonwealth Pier in Boston for 54 years. He also was employed for a short time as a custodian at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Mr. Parrott lived in Somerville until 1942, when he moved to Arlington, where he lived until 1973. He then moved to Acton, and was a resident of Carlisle since 1976. He was a member of the 60-plus Club of Carlisle.
He leaves three sons, Francis J. Jr. of Billerica, David J. of Foxborough, and William J. Parrott of Dallas; two daughters, Mary Lovely of Easton, and Susan M. Reilly of Carlisle; three sisters; two brothers; and seven grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, in St. Irene's Church, Carlisle. Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.
PATTEN, CLARENCE, 85
He leaves three daughters, Daisy E. Flurry and Audrey G. Taylor, both of Everett, and Ina E. Pottle of Seabrook, N.H.; a sister, Stella Batten of Ship Cove, Newfoundland; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the North Shore Assembly of God Church in Malden. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
PETERS, HAROLD M., 89
Mr. Peters was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. After graduation in 1917 from St. John's Methodist College in Newfoundland, he started working as a telegrapher in 1918 at Heart's Content, a trans-Atlantic cable relay station. By 1924, he had been sent to Montreal, where he worked for the Canadian National Telegraph Co. In 1926 he was hired by the Canadian Press as an operator, writing and editing news dispatches. In 1929, he covered the crash of the stock market in New York for the Canadian Press.Mr. Peters joined Reuters in 1945 and went to London, where he covered the initiation of the Marshall Plan. In 1948, he returned to North America and after a two-year stint as city editor for the Montreal Gazette, Mr. Peters came to the Globe as a copy editor in 1950.
Mr. Peters, his late wife, Helen, and three daughters became "guinea pigs" for the atomic bomb underground shelter mania that swept the nation in the early 1960s. "The Civil Defense had asked the Globe to test a shelter, to see how a family would make out in one," Mr. Peters recalled. "We spent a week in a shelter in Barnstable. We went down in one on a Saturday afternoon and got out the following Saturday. It was July 1960. I hope the dispatches we wrote helped kill that craze." Mr. Peters, who retired in 1972, is well-remembered by veteran Globe editors. "Harold was the prototypical news editor: sleeves rolled up, cigarette burning down to his browned fingers and a sharp eye glued to the wires, hoping to get another morsel of new information into a story before deadline. Prototypical and a pro," said John S. Driscoll, editor of the Globe.
In 1988, Mr. Peters moved to Georgetown, Maine, where, despite his age, he continued his journalism career as a reporter for the local paper, the Georgetown Tide. He also was recording secretary for the Historical Society and an auxiliary member of the local fire department.
Mr. Peters leaves his daughters, Anne A. of Georgetown, Maine; Helen of Westfield, N.J., and Susan of Cambridge; two sisters, Dorothy Henderson of St. John's, and Nora Dahl of St. Paul, Minn.; and two grandchildren, Coleman Parker and Katherine Parker, both of Westfield. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the FiveIslands Church, Georgetown.
PETTEN, ROBERT D., 61
Born in Bareneed, Newfoundland, Mr. Petten was educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was a resident of Melrose for the last 26 years. Mr. Petten was a lumber salesman for 15 years and was previously employed by B.F. Goodrich in Watertown as a machinist instructor for 22 years. He attended the Riverside Assembly of God church in Methuen.
Mr. Petten leaves his wife, Joyce (King); a son, Rev. Robert G. Petten of Texarkana, Texas; two sisters, M. Grace Percy of Willow Dale, Ontario, and Florence Loder of Lewisport, Newfoundland; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, in Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Lynnfield. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
PITTMAN, ALFRED, 86
He was born in Hickman Harbor, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Mr. Pittman served in the British navy during World War I and later settled in Arlington, Mass. He lived in Arlington for about 35 years, before moving to Rutland. He and his wife spent many winters in Bradenton, Fla., and finallymoved there during the early 1970s. In 1981, he moved back to Rutland.
He was a member of the Boston Carpenters' Union for more than 60 years and was a 50-year member of the Odd Fellows. He was a past noble grand in Arlington, and ritualist in Bradenton. He was a member of the Rebekahas, Hiram Masonic Lodge in Arlington and the Bradenton Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife, Aseneth (Parsons) and a daughter, Marjorie T. Hodgson, of Rutland; two sons, A. Stanley Pittman of Sherborn, Mass., and Raymond W. Pittman of Lexington, Mass.; a sister, Clara Dean, and brother, James Pittman, of Newfoundland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
POWELL, RICHARD J., 93
He leaves two daughters, Ethel Carns of Holiday, Fla., and Lillian Stone of Ipswich; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
POWERS, PATRICK, 79
He leaves four sons, Edward M. of Plaistow, N.H., Patrick N. of Everett, Richard of Westford and Kenneth J. of Melrose; three daughters, Joan Shanks of Stamford, Conn., Eleanor Sclafani of Tewksbury and Ellen Risteen of Everett; three sisters, Gertrude Pittman of New Bedford, and Margaret Gear and Elizabeth Powers of Everett; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
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RALPH, GRACE A., 80
ROWE, REV. G. CHARLES
From 1952 to 1961, he was rector of the Church of the Holy Nativity in South Weymouth. In 1961, he became the rector of St. Paul's Church in Malden. While president of the Malden Council of Churches, he participated in the Montgomery and Selma, Ala., civil rights marches. While he was in Massachusetts, Rev. Rowe was also one of the final candidates for suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. In 1974, he was awarded the Norman B. Nash Fellowship and studied at Oxford University in England.
Born in Newfoundland, Rev. Rowe grew up in Nova Scotia, where he graduated from Kings College and Dalhousie University. He leaves his wife, Helen S.; a daughter, Virginia Starkis of Milford; three sons, Peter C. of West Roxbury, Bruce S. of Silver Springs, Md., and Donald G. of Middletown, Conn.; four sisters, Ethel French of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mary Pedlar of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Margaret Martin and Norma Chapman, both of Ontario, Canada; and seven grandchildren.
Born in Argentia, Newfoundland, he came to Boston in 1926, where he worked as an iron worker with Local 17 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, until his retirement in 1967. He also worked as a fisherman from the early 1930s to the late 1950s. He was a member of the Seamen's International Union and St. Peter's Church.
He leaves his wife, Gertrude (Hall); three daughters, Dr. Rosemarie of Nova Scotia, Margaret A. of Hingham and Gertrude Fowkes of Quincy; two sons, Nicholas of Dorchester and Kevin of West Roxbury; a brother, William of Dorchester; and five grandchildren. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
HELEN G. SHEA, 82
Born in Newfoundland, Mrs. Shea attended Boston public schools. She worked for a photography studio for more than five years before her retirement in the late 1960s. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Plymouth.
Mrs. Shea leaves her husband, William P.; five sons, William D. of Boston, Richard J. of Plantation, Fla., Edward F. of Plympton, and Robert L. and Leo D., both of Plymouth; a daughter, Paula Fogarty of Columbia, Md.; a sister, Frances Weiner of Pembroke; and 12 grandchildren. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
MARIE A. SHEA, 68
Mrs. Shea was born in Prince Edward Island. She came to the United States in 1935, the year she graduated from the Ottawa General Hospital School of Nursing. She leaves two sisters, Genevieve Monaghan of West Roxbury and Martina Nolan of Dorchester; four brothers, Charles M. Monaghan of Ottawa; Dr. Theodore Monaghan of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland; Rev. St. Clair Monaghan, SJ, of Toronto and Rev. Joseph Monaghan, SJ, of Gila Bend, Ariz. A concelebrated funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Theresa's Church, West Roxbury. The burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
WILLIAM SIMMS, AT 89;
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Mr. Simms apprenticed under master craftsmen in Marystown, Newfoundland and later in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. When Canadian shipbuilding slumped in 1922, Mr. Simms found work at the George Lawley Corp. in Dorchester's Neponset section. The company built and designed some of the most noted wooden and iron vessels. By 1927, Mr. Simms was promoted as Lawley's assistant foreman of the wooden boat division. He then worked as a builder foreman for McCloon's yacht yard in Mystic, Conn. The financial crash of 1929 forced the yard to close.
"He took any job he could get," his wife of 62 years, Ruby (Pentz), said in a telephone interview yesterday. "Once he came home with only $12 in his pocket. He said, "Well, we can't do any worse, so we might as well start our own business."
In 1933, Mr. Simms and his brother launched the Simms Brothers Boat Yard on Freeport Street in Dorchester. During World War II, the Simms yard built 110-foot long submarine chasers (adopted after the war as trawlers by Boston and Gloucester fishermen), small Army transports and high speed air-sea rescue crash boats.
According to his son, Harold, of Norwell, Mr. Simms "built on speculation" the 58-foot yawl Argyle, designed by Sparkman and Stevens of New York. It was purchased by yachtsman William Moore, who wrote her name in the record books by winning the 1948 race from Newport to Bermuda. Mr. Simms moved his business to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1957 after the Department of Public Works took his property to build the Southeast Expressway. But after four years there, he returned to Mass. to open Simms Brothers Yacht Yard in Scituate. He built his last boat in 1962, his son said. It was a 28-foot long Friendship sloop for Joseph Plumb of Rochester. "It probably was the most expensive Friendship ever built," Simms said. "It had a Mercedes diesel, all teak brightwork, mahogany planking, a lead keel, nothing but the best." "No original Friendship was ever built that way," he said. Mr. Simms retired in 1972, his son said.
Beside his wife, son and brother, he leaves another brother, Herbert Simms of Creston, Newfoundland; a sister, Madeline Parsons of St. John's, Newfoundland; four grandsons and two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in the Remick Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Hampton, N.H., Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in High Street Cemetery, Hampton.
STEPHEN SMITH, 81
Mr. Smith was a member of Valladolid Council No. 70 of the Knights of Columbus, a former Boy Scout leader of Troop 32 at St. Patrick's Parish, and a member of St. Pius V Church, all in Lynn.
He leaves his wife, Florence E. (Brigham); a son, Stephen E. Smith of Lynn; two sisters, Mary B. Watson of Edgewood, R.I., and Alice A. Young of Hamilton, Ontario; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Pius V Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn.
ARTHUR J. SOPER, 82, OF WINTHROP;
Born in Lady Cove, Newfoundland, he was a Winthrop resident since he was a teen-ager. A 1972 Globe story about Mr. Soper recognized his commitment to the town. He was "typical of some small town men who give their time, energy and intelligence towards making the churches, the hospitals and the Boy Scouts work. They make their towns better places to live," the article said.
A building contractor in Winthrop for 60 years, he was also a licensed builder for the City of Boston and served on the building committee of Winthrop High School. Mr. Soper was a trustee and former vice president of the Winthrop Savings Bank for 25 years, and was also a trustee of the Winthrop Cooperative Savings Bank. In 1969, he received the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Good Citizenship award. Mr. Soper was a member of the board of trustees at Winthrop Hospital for 45 years, and was president of the hospital for nine years. He was the president of trustees at First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist, for more than 30 years. Mr. Soper was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the local Boy Scouts chapter. A town meeting member, he also formerly held the post of fire commissioner. Mr. Soper was a past president of the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association,and he was a life member of Pleasant Park Yacht Club.
Besides his wife, Ethel M. (Moore), Mr. Soper leaves a daughter, Jean E. Stoddard of Winthrop; two brothers, Allan H. of Bedford and Frederick G. Soper of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren. He also leaves a stepdaughter, Leona G. Van Buskirk of Winthrop; and three stepgrandsons. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. in First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.
WYCLIFFE WILSON STANFORD, AT 47;
On Aug. 26, 1967, while walking point for his reconnaissance platoon, then- Sgt. Stanford encountered a much larger enemy force, deployed his unit and assaulted a well-concealed, battalion-sized group of soldiers. "With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continually exposed himself to the enemy fire to direct the fire and movement of his men. Singlehandedly, he assaulted an enemy emplacement, killing all the insurgents," according to the citation he received for a Bronze Star. The action resulted in "the complete rout of . . . a numerically superior hostile force."
In addition to the Bronze Star, he received an Army Commendation Medal for heroism in action just two months later, on Oct. 26, 1967. The citation praised him for stopping an attack "with complete disregard for his safety" and preventing casualties to his comrades. By the time of his discharge in 1968, Sgt. Stanford had also received two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in battle. In 1969, he received US citizenship.
Mr. Stanford, formerly of North Attleborough, worked as a car salesman and owned his own business, Mr. Sunroof in Stoughton. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 90 in Norwood, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, USS Jacob Jones, Post 2017 in Dedham.
He leaves his wife, Vittoria (Ferri); two daughters, Lori Jean Paquin and Sharon Marie Stanford, both of North Attleborough; his parents, Edrick W. and Maizie (Anthony) of Somerville; and a brother, Frank of Melrose. The funeral will be held Monday at James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home in Walpole. Burial will be in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery of Massachusetts, in Bourne.
VIOLET F. STONE, 85
She leaves two sons, Donald L. of Hancock, Maine, and William G. of Brunswick, Maine; a daughter, Violet L. Fairbanks of Lisbon, Maine; two brothers, Bert and William of Saint John, New Brunswick; a sister, Helen Mahaney of Texas; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough.
DR. ALLAN N. SQUIRES
Dr. Squires was a leader of the nursing home's greenhouse enthusiasts. He exhibited his plants and flowers annually at the Topsfield Fair and won many blue ribbons. At the 1986 fair he was honored for his contributions to Sea View, where he was an active member of the Residents' Council. He also helped Sea View win gold medals at the annual New England Flower Show. Dr. Squires, a native of Newfoundland, maintained medical offices in Malden's Linden Square before retiring in 1967. He once said: "If I had my life to live over again, I would have been a gardener." He also liked to quote Winston Churchill's remark: "You can live a long time with a geranium."
Described by his friends at Sea View as "a very gentle, calm, humble and giving man," Dr. Squires was a regular contributor to the nursing home's newsletter, the Monitor. He vigorously opposed the Seabrook nuclear plant in nearby Seabrook, N.H., making his views known in letters to public officials and on television. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Dr. Squires leaves a brother, William R. of Melrose, and a niece, Susan Squires of Newburyport.
LAURENCE THOMSON, 84
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Marguerite E. (Simmons); two sons, Laurence E. Jr. of Richmond, Vt., and Jon B. of Great Barrington; a daughter, Maida A. Green of Scituate; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home in Scituate. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
DEAN TIFFANY, 75
Born in Newfoundland, she was graduated from St. John's School there and later attended a Gloucester nursing school. Mrs. Tiffany was a former nurse and dietitian for theCambridge School in Weston. In 1947, she and her late husband, Harold S. Tiffany, founded Camp Hidden Valley in Montville, a summer camp for boys and girls. She retired from an administrative position at the camp several years ago. She was a member of St. Peter's Church Altar Guild and the Weston Garden Club.
She leaves a son, David W. Tiffany of Stinson Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Jean Evans of Fayetteville, Ark.; a sister, Mae Churchward of Canada; and a grandchild. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, Weston.
GEORGE TRICKETT, 78
Mr. Trickett, a Lynnfield resident, was born in Spout Cove, Newfoundland. As a young man he moved to Winchester, and became owner of a contracting and building company. Mr. Trickett was active in the parish and diocesan offices of the Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Galilean Grand Lodge in Everett. Since his retirement in 1973, Mr. Trickett spent considerable time in Zephyr Hills, Fla.
He leaves his wife, Lillian (Colburn) Trickett of Lynnfield; one daughter, Constance Trickett of Lynnfield; a son, George A. Trickett Jr. of Lynnfield; one brother, Kenneth Trickett of Everett; a sister, Mary Brazil of Newfoundland, and fourgrandchildren.
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DR. SIGMUND WESOLOWSKI, AT 70;
Dr. Wesolowski, who practiced under the name Dr. Adam Wesolow, was born in Saugus. He earned his medical degree at Harvard University and his master of science degree at Tufts University in 1951. He served his internship in surgery in Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a resident in surgery in New England Medical Center from 1949-1952. From 1956 to 1957, he was registrar of thoracic surgery in Guys Hospital, London, England. He served as chairman of surgery at Meadowbrook Hospital in New York before becoming director of the cardiovascular research laboratory at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Center, N.Y., from 1966-1978. He later was chairman of the department of surgery in St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven, and chief of thoracic surgery at the Veterans Adminstration Medical Center in Togus, Maine, from 1980-88. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a captain in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War.
Dr. Wesolowsky was an internationally recognized expert in vascular grafts, a pioneer developer of arterial prosthesis and the heart pump and a specialist on vascular heart diseases such as arteriosclerosis. He was a member of more than 50 national and international medical organizations and the author of two texts on surgical procedure. His books and memorabilia will be housed at Clemson University by the Society for Biomaterials, a group he helped to found. He was also a founding member and president of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.
He leaves his wife, Wanda Bernice (Kirbi-Krzewicki); four sons, Dr. Carl of St. John's, Newfoundland, Dr. Paul of Sour Lake, Tex., Adam of Elmore, Vt., and Edward of Morrisville, Vt.; a daughter, Joan, of Arlington; a sister, Mary Brundage of Somersworth, N.H.; and two brothers, Henry of Rancho Temecula, Calif., and Adolph of Phoenix. A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church in Lynn. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville, Vt.
MAE WILCOX, 77
She was a past worthy mistress and treasurer for 40 years of the Loyal Orange Ladies Institute, Victoria Lodge No. 118 of Brighton. Miss Wilcox also was active in the Church Barber Class and the Women's Mission Society of the Brighton Avenue Baptist Church.
She leaves three sisters, Kathleen Branston, Clarice Munn and Jean Holmes, all of Canada; a brother, Wilfred Wilcox, also of Canada; and a friend, Edith Cromswell of Allston. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
THEODORE WILLIAMS, 77
Mr. Williams was born in Newfoundland. He graduated from Gloucester High School and Boston College, where he played on the Sugar Bowl team in 1941. He also played football for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins and the Boston Yanks of the National Football League. He had been production manager at the Empire Fish Co. in Gloucester for 35 years until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the Boston College and National Football League alumni associations.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth L. (Stickney); three sons, Theodore C. and Mark S., both of Gloucester, and Jeffrey S. of Seattle; two daughters, Margaret Corkum of Salisbury and Theo P. Williams of Danvers; a brother, William of Gloucester; three sisters, Margaret McHenry, Esther Mattson and Marion Drohan, all of Gloucester; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church in Gloucester. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Gloucester.
ELEANOR HOYT WITTE, 90
Mrs. Witte was a founding member of the Belmont Committee for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze, and was recently honored by the group for her lifelong work for peace and social change. Born in Illinois, Mrs. Witte grew up in Auburn, N.Y., and settled in Belmont in 1942. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1922 and later studied nursing at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She was a founder of Grants for Peace, which funds peace-related projects of teachers and students in the Belmont schools, and served on the steering committee for the Belmont Peace Fair. Mrs. Witte was an active supporter of the New School for Children in Roxbury and the Roxbury Community School, and assisted Henry Hampton in raising funds for the production of "Eyes on the Prize."
A lifelong athlete, Mrs. Witte and her husband toured Europe on bicycles, and at the age of 80, she climbed a mountain in Turkey. The Head of the Charles regatta recently named a medal after her in the Women's Senior Veteran Race. She was still rowing in her 70s at the Cambridge Boat Club, where she served on the board of directors. She was a member of the First Church, Unitarian of Belmont and was active in the League of Women Voters.
Mrs. Witte leaves a son, Nicholas of Freeport, Maine; five daughters, Isabel Kenrick of London, Penelope Allerdice of St. John's, Newfoundland, Faith Munson of Gainesville, Fla., Polly Wright of Burtonsville, Md., Betsy Gotwals of Cincinnati, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the First Church, Unitarian of Belmont at 11 a.m.
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ROBERT A. ZOTTOLI, 73
Mr. Zottoli was born in Dorchester and grew up in North Quincy. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, the University of Maine in Orono and the Boston University School of Law. At the University of Maine, Mr. Zottoli had started in 1928 with the Class of 1932, but after dropping out of school for a year, graduated with the Class of 1933. Recently, according to a former classmate, the Class of 1932 "adopted" Mr. Zottoli and he attended the 1932 class reunions thereafter. He practiced law in Quincy and later in Brunswick, Maine. Mr. Zottoli was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Assn., and the Maine Bar Assn. He was a resident of Scituate for the past five years and had lived in Weymouth and Quincy.
He leaves his wife, Jeanne (Macomber) of Scituate; two sons, Robert A. of Fitchburg and Steven J. of Williamstown; three daughters, Judy A. Watts of Torbay, Newfoundland, Joan M. Leonard of Merrimac and Ellen J. Zottoli of Somerville; his mother, Josephine (Spera) of Quincy; two sisters, Clara Costanza and Catharine Hansen, both of Quincy; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be said Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate Harbor. Burial will be private.
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Transcribed by Donna Randell (September 2000)
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