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CHARADE, Mary J. (Martin)
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret A. Fredette of Daytona Beach,
Fla., Mary Frances Caravana of New Bedford, and Maureen D. Ryan of Fairhaven;
a stepdaughter, Marjorie P. Beauchesne of Newburyport; 18 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Charade was also the
sister of the late Jeremiah Martin, Anne Griffith, and Katherine Walsh, and
the stepmother of the late Madonna Allen. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Arrangements are
by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
CONNORS, Laura M. (Houlihan)
Survivors include two
sons, Edward T. Connors of East Providence and John J. Connors of Swansea;
two daughters, Elaine Hungate of Aurora, Neb., and Mary Golde of Cranston,
R.I.; a sister, Mary Kerrivan of Newfoundland; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late James
Connors and sister of the late John Cain, Alice Cain, Leo Houlihan and Ida
Silva. A funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Dominic's Church,
1277 GAR Highway. Arrangements are by the 'Birchcrest' Home of Waring-Sullivan & Ashton-Coughlin,
189 Gardners Neck Road.
CREW, Norman Sr.
Norman was born in Cambridge, Mass. to Newfoundland natives, Norman and Laura Crew. He attended Cambridge schools, graduating from Cambridge High and Latin School in 1937. During World War II, Norman served in the U.S. Army until his discharge in 1946 with the rank of technical sergeant. He lived much of his life in Newton, Mass. and moved to Needham with his wife, Joan A. (Sullivan) Crew, in 1974.
Norman spent nearly 50 summers at Pine River Pond in North Wakefield, N.H. He bought land and built a summer cottage with his first wife, Dorothy "Dolly" to create a happy summer experience for their three children. It was one of the first cottages on the lake, and the access road to the house is now known as Crew Road. The camp on Pine River Pond was his lifelong project. He was knowledgeable of building systems and used his skills to perfect the camp. Over the years, he built boats and helped others to build cottages on the lake.
With his wife Joan, Norman was quite active in the Pine River Pond Association. He took pride in the annual conversion of his party boat to a comical float for the Labor Day boat parade. He was general manager of Carney Young Oil Co., Cambridge for over 25 years. In 1960, Norman established the Crew Oil Company in Newton, which owned and operated until 1978. He was truly an expert "oil man," having worked his whole career in the home heating profession. He often added the designation "O.M." after his name as a humorous reference to his profession.
Norman was skilled in many other areas, including electronics, carpentry, plumbing and electrical systems. He had the mind of an engineer and kept meticulous notes and diagrams for all projects. His workshops, both at the cottage and at home, were fastidiously organized. Norman's other interests included word games, such as Scrabble and crossword puzzles.
Norman was an active Mason and served as Worshipful Master of Beth-horon Lodge AF&AM, Newton in 1961. He was also a member of the Aleppo Temple Shrine and the American Legion Post No. 11 in Brookline for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joan A. (Sullivan) Crew and his three children, Norman W. Crew Jr. of Wayland, Mass., Donna L. Lund of Hanson, Mass., and Jeffrey A. Crewe of Ambler, Pa.; two stepchildren, David L. Hollis of Raleigh, N.C. and Gordon W. Hollis of Merrimack, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Wendy St. Jean, Kenneth Crew, Eric Lund, Kristin Lund, Sarah Hollis, Reva Hollis, and Daniel Sayer-Crewe; and five great-grandchildren, Allison St. Jean, Nicholas Legere, Matthew St. Jean, Amanda Crew, and Emily Crew.
LEICHMAN, Mary F. C.
Her husband, Paul M. MacGregor, former president of the Warren Five Cents Savings Bank in Peabody, Mass., died in 1987. Family members include a brother, Russell T. Burton of Newburyport, Mass.; two sisters, Margaret L. Morrissey of Gloucester, Mass. and Harriet J. Mason of Wilmington, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Born in Salmonier, Newfoundland, she moved to Somerville in 1929 and later moved to New Bedford where she lived for most of her life. She was a communicant of Holy Name Church. Mrs. Pendergast was a member of the Guard of Honor Society of Holy Name Church and the Friends of the Holy Cross Fathers In Dartmouth.
Survivors include four sons, John F. Pendergast, Jr. of Fairhaven, Bill P. Pendergast of Fort Myers, Fla., Jim F. Pendergast of Framingham, and Bob P. Pendergast of Weymouth; five daughters, Phyllis M. Boucher of Minot, North Dakota, Jean M. Quigley of Natick, Kay L. Guliano of Rehoboth, Mary B. Muldoon of New Bedford, and Janet L. Kantor of Newbury Park, California; a brother and several sisters in Newfoundland; 31 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Holy Name Church. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford
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