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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
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Misc Newfoundland Obits
1998

 

CHARADE, Mary J. (Martin)
NEW BEDFORD
Mary J. (Martin) Charade
, 90, of New Bedford, died Monday, March 2, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph E. Charade and daughter of the late William and Mary (Lane) Martin. Born in Kings Cove, Newfoundland, Mrs. Charade moved to Montreal at a young age. She worked at the Royal Bank of Canada for many years, then as a teacher for the Montreal Catholic School Commission. In 1952, she moved to New Bedford and worked for 14 years as a food supervisor at St. Luke's Hospital until her 1970 retirement. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven, and, more recently, Our Lady of the Assumption Church in New Bedford.

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.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


CONNORS, Laura M. (Houlihan)
SOMERSET
Laura M. (Houlihan) Connors
, 94, of Circuit Drive, Swansea, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. She was the widow of James Connors. Born in Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Wilson) Houlihan, she emigrated to the United States in 1914, resided in Providence for 50 years, and for the past 28 years, she lived in Swansea. She was a communicant of St. Dominic's Church in Swansea and was a former communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Providence as well as a member of it's Altar & Ladies Society. Mrs. Connors was a former member of the Antioch Grange in Johnston, R.I., and was a member of Swansea Senior Citizens Club.

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.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


CREW, Norman Sr.
NEEDHAM, Mass.
Norman W. Crew Sr.
, a resident of Needham for 24 years, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at Deaconess Glover Hospital in Needham.

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.
The Star Bulletin, Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Mary F.C. Leichman
, 63, of Nanakuli, a registered nurse at Tripler Hospital, died Sunday at home. She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. She is survived by husband Charles R.; son Charles W.; daughter Tammarah Brown; mother Violet Pippy, and sister Elizabeth Godbey. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, off Haleakala Avenue. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice-West or the American Cancer Society.


MACGREGOR, Mary
EXETER
Mary E. MacGregor
, 91, formerly of South Road, Rye Beach, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998 at Langdon Place of Exeter. She was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada on June 12, 1907, the daughter of the late John C. and Bessie P. (Cole) Burton. Mrs. MacGregor resided at Langdon Place since 1996 coming from Rye Beach and before that, she lived in Highland Beach, Fla. She had also lived for many years in Peabody, Mass. She was a member of the Bethany Christian Congregational Church in Rye Beach.

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.


PENDERGAST, Catherine
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts
Catherine "Kitty" (Parrott) Pendergast
, 87, of New Bedford , died Saturday, August 22, 1998, at Hallmark Nursing Home. She was the widow of John F. Pendergast, and daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Dinn) Parrott.

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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