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Alice E. Felker
, 92, of 795 Central Ave., died Monday, Dec.  15, 1997 at the Wentworth Home.

She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on April 9, 1905, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Jaynes) Elliott. She received elementary and secondary education in St. John's before graduating from Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing in 1928. She became a registered nurse in Massachusetts and by reciprocity, she also became licensed in Maine and New Hampshire. After graduation, she joined the original staff of Henrietta D. Goodall in Sanford, Maine as a night supervisor.  Later, Alice assisted in nursing school education and hospital records. In 1932, she returned to Newton, Mass. where she engaged in private duty nursing, as she preferred contact with patients to administrative duty.

In 1934, Alice was married to Clarence G. Felker, a farmer from Madbury, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls, Mass. Homemaking became her favorite occupation. She enjoyed the tranquility oif country living. She was a past member of the American Nursing Association and a Golden Sheaf Cocheco Grange member. She was active in 4-H leadership and also a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Madbury. Alice enjoyed outdoor sports and was interested in genealogy and Bible study.

The widow of Clarence G. Felker who died Sept. 23, 1977, members of her family include two sons, Martin Felker of Exeter and Elliott Felker of Madbury; four grandchildren, Susan Martin of Webster, Sharon Felker of Exeter, Robin Splaine of Newburyport, Mass. and Betsy Felker of Dover; two great-grandchildren, Micah Elliott Martin and Chloe H. Martin, both of Webster and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tasker Funeral Home,  621 Central Ave., Dover, with Rev. Robert S. Ervin, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to call for one hour prior to the funeral from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Family flowers only requested. Those who wish are invited to make memorial contributions to the Wentworth Home, 795 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. 03820.

FOOTE, Frank
Frank Foote,
86, of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the widower of Charlotte M. (Hooper) Foote. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dinah Foote. He lived in Fairhaven since 1941, having worked on various fishing vessels as captain for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, John H. Foote of Fairhaven and William Foote of New Bedford, and three grandchildren. A private graveside service was held yesterday in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)

ROSA, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Rosa
, 77, of 616 Springbrook Circle, widow of Ernest Rosa, died December 18, 1997, at her residence.

Born in Newfoundland, Canada on January 28, 1920, she was a daughter of Robert J. and Isabelle (Simmons) Mills. She attended schools in Kittery Point, Maine. Before retiring, she and her husband managed and co-owned the Grey Gull Cottages, York Beach, for more than 20 years. Mrs. Rosa greatly enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Allen, Merrimack, N.H; a brother, Edward Mills, Lebanon, ME; sisters, Agnes Howland, Kittery Point, Grace Parent, Portsmouth; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, John E. Rosa, in 1987.

RYAN, Robert
Robert A. "Uncle Bob" Ryan
, 91, of 19 Laurier St., died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at the home of his niece, after a period of failing health.

Robert was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Fermeuse, Newfoundland, Canada and was educated in Canada. He had resided in West Roxbury, Mass. for many years before coming to the Dover-Somersworth area in 1988. Robert had been employed in construction in the Boston area, retiring in 1972.

He was the widower of Viola (Clark) Ryan who died in 1991. Survivors include nieces and nephews including Mrs. David (Jeanne) Gendron of Somersworth

SAINT, Monica M. (Turpin)
Monica M. (Turpin) Saint
, 100, of South Dartmouth died at home Wednesday, July 16, 1997, after a brief illness. She was the widow Lionel J. Saint. Born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Victor and Catherine (Turpin) Turpin, she came to New Bedford in 1944 and lived in South Dartmouth for many years. Mrs. Saint was a communicant of St. Mary Church in South Dartmouth and a former member of St. Mary's Ladies Guild.

Survivors include a daughter, Stella Saint of South Dartmouth; five sons, Lionel C. Saint and John Saint of Florida, Raphael J. Saint of Maine, Victor Saint of South Dartmouth and Ambrose M. Saint of Alaska; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Theresa Giovannini. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)

SPARROW, Richard
Richard Sparrow
, 77 died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Sara (Mullins) Sparrow and the son of the late Dennis and Elizabeth (Burke) Sparrow. Born in Ship Harbour, Newfoundland, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life and was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. Mr. Sparrow was employed as a fisherman and fishing captain aboard various vessels out of the port of New Bedford. He later worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aboard the research vessel Delaware II out of Woods Hole for 7 years. He was a 50-year member of the Andrews-Dahill Post 1531 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the New Bedford Fishermen's Union and a former member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, participating in the battles of New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and the Southern Philippines.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Patrick Sparrow of Fairhaven; three daughters, Mary Ellen Tauscher of Andover, Elizabeth Chrisman of North Attleboro and Kathleen Schneider of Westport; a sister, Mary Albert of Hamilton, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert Sparrow and Agnes Sparrow. His funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)



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