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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From US Newspapers

Misc Newfoundland Obits
2000

 

BRUCE, Captain Felix, 74
NEW BEDFORD
Captain Felix Bruce
, 74, of New Bedford died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Hannah M. (Healey) Bruce and son of the late Dennis and Eleanor (Powers) Bruce. Captain Bruce was born in Long Harbour, Newfoundland, and had lived in New Bedford since 1947. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. He was the former captain of the F/V Chrispina Buccolo out of Newport, R.I,. and the F/V Atlantic Challenger out of New Bedford for many years until his retirement. Captain Bruce was a member of the New Bedford Fishermen's Union and a past member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Felix Bruce Jr. and his wife, Susan, Richard D. Bruce and his wife, Rosemary, and Dennis S. Bruce, all of Fairhaven, and Michael R. Bruce and his wife, Roberta, of New Bedford; two daughters, Sandra Hogan and Dawn A. O'Hara, both of New Bedford; a brother, William Bruce of St. John's, Newfoundland; a sister; Katherine Murray of Placentia, Newfoundland; 13 grandchildren, Michaela, Kristen, Julie, Shannon, Ryan, Katie, Erin and Michael Bruce, Dawn, Dennis and Sean Hogan, and Lauren and Ashley O'Hara; a great-grandchild, Gianni Varela; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father-in-law of the late Loretta Bruce and Dennis J. Hogan Jr., and brother of the late Dennis Bruce, Anthony Bruce, Edward Bruce and Mary Mooney. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


GUSHUE, Elizabeth M.
NEW BEDFORD
Elizabeth M. (Murphy) Gushue
, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Sacred Heart Home after a long illness. She was the widow of Timothy Gushue. Born in Placentia, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Peter and Lucy (Griffith) Murphy, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1924 and had lived in New Bedford since 1946. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. Mrs. Gushue's late husband was a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Poalina when the vessel was lost at sea in February 1952. She then raised six children by herself. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Laurane E. Violet of New Bedford; four sons, Charles T. Gushue of Seal Beach, Calif., Michael E. Gushue of Portsmouth, N.H., William P. Gushue of New Bedford, and John J. Gushue of East Freetown; two sisters, Ann Marie "Del" Murphy and Maristella McDonald, both of Hamilton, Ontario; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Mary L. Young, grandmother of the late Nicholas E. Violet Jr., and great-grandmother of the late Michael Hubert. Her funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Lawrence Church; burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


HOGAN, Marion (Furey)
FAIRHAVEN
Marion (Furey) Hogan
, 85, of Fairhaven, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Our Lady's Haven, after a long illness. She was the wife of Dennis Hogan; they were married 58 years as of May 17, 1999. Born in St. Joseph, Newfoundland, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Dalton) Furey, she lived in Fairhaven since 1946. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Hogan was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis at Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford.

Survivors include her widower; three daughters, Flavian Starvish of Fairhaven, Mary D. LaFleur of New Bedford and Thomasina Kaufman Roberts of Bethesda, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Sandra (Bruce) Hogan of New Bedford; eight grandchildren, Raymond W. Starvish Jr. of Taunton, Kelly Stanislawzyk of North Easton, Joseph Kaufman of North Carolina, Andrew Kaufman of Boston, and Flavian LeFleur, Dawn Hogan, Dennis J. Hogan III and Sean Hogan, all of New Bedford; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Dennis J. Hogan Jr. Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady's Haven Chapel, Fairhaven. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St.


MAHONEY, Lucy B., 100
NEW BEDFORD
Lucy B. (Leonard) Mahoney
, 100, died at home Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. She was the widow of Francis C. Mahoney and daughter of the late Thomas J. and Johanna (Moore) Leonard. Born in New Bedford, she was raised in St. Leonard's, Newfoundland, returning to New Bedford in 1915. She attended Fitchburg Normal School and graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in 1921. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. Mrs. Mahoney was a registered nurse who worked as a visiting nurse and home nursing instructor. Mrs. Mahoney was a member of the Guard of Honor Society of St. Lawrence Church, the Helpers of the Holy Souls, and the St. Luke's Alumni Association. She was awarded the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River on Dec. 7, 1990. She enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. Francis L. Mahoney, pastor of Holy Name Church in Fall River; two daughters, Marie M. Fitzgerald of South Dartmouth, and Louise Whelton of Wayland; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Anne C. Francis. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Lawrence Church; burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


MCGANN, ELSIE MAY, 68, of Honolulu, died April 12, 2000. Born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada. Survived by husband, Robert; son, R.G.; mother, Hazel Wareham; sister, Gladys Mercer; brother, George Butt. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 6 p.m.; inurnment at a later date. No flowers. Aloha attire.


MULLINS, George H.
NEW BEDFORD
George H. Mullins
, 85, of New Bedford died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility after a long illness. He was the widower of Florence Louise (Taylor) Mullins and the son of the late Archibald and Ellen (Foote) Mullins. Mr. Mullins was born in Rencontre East, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, and had lived in New Bedford for most of his life. Mr. Mullins was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Before his retirement, Mr. Mullins was a commercial fisherman on several vessels in the New Bedford fleet. He was a member of the New Bedford Fisherman's Union, the United Fisherman's Club, and he served in the Royal Navy during World War II. His beloved grandson Shane J. Mullins took care of him for several years before he entered Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Parent and her husband, Marc, and Debra Soares, all of New Bedford; a brother, John Mullins of Rencontre East; four sisters, Priscilla Sheaves and Marjorie Pauls, both of Port-Aux-Basque, Newfoudland, Emily Comeau of Digby, Nova Scotia, and Dorothy Sheppard of Rencontre East; four grandchildren including Brian Horta Jr. of New Bedford; a great-granddaughter, Meghan Lynn Fandozzi-Horta; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Bertha Carter, Gerald Mullins, Abner Mullins, Earle Mullins and Leonard Mullins. His funeral service was private. Arrangements were by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


MURRAY, Roderick F.
TAUNTON
Roderick F. Murray
, 71, of New Bedford died unexpectedly Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Morton Hospital. He was the husband of Perpetua M. (Bruce) Murrah, and the son of the late William F. and Jane (Bruce) Murray. Born in Fox Harbour, Newfoundland, he lived in New Bedford since 1943. He was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, New Bedford. Mr. Murray was a commercial fisherman on various boats out of New Bedford until he retired. Mr. Murray served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the New Bedford Fishermen's Union.

Survivors include his widow; five sons, Edward F. Murray, Michael J. Murray and John F. Murray, all of Fairhaven, Roderick F. Murray Jr. of South Dartmouth, and Peter Murray of Somerset; three daughters, Anne Marie Lawrence of South Dartmouth, Jane Gordon of Brockton and Mary A. Vieira of Acushnet; three brothers, Albert Murray of New Bedford, Anthony Murray of Dartmouth and Benedict Murray of Mattapoisett; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Murray, James Murray, William Murray, Phillip Murray and Peter Murray. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


PATTEN, (Edwards) Blanche J.
MIDDLETOWN, Pa.
Blanche J. (Edwards) Patten
, 93, formerly of New Bedford, Mass., and Fall River, Mass., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Middletown Nursing Home. She was the widow of John B. Patten and daughter of the late Peter and Susan (Strang) Edwards. Mrs. Patten was born in Lawn, Newfoundland, in 1906 and lived in New Bedford and Fall River most of her life before moving to Middletown in 1993. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg, and was a former communicant of St. Lawrence Church. Mrs. Patten was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital in New York until she retired.

Survivors include a son, deputy adjutant general, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Gen. John L. Patten of Middletown; a daughter, Susan J. Texeira of Nantucket, Mass.; eight grandchildren, including Charles Languirand of New Bedford, Paul Languirand of Fall River and Chris Caton of West Yarmouth, Mass.; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late George Clayton Patten and Muriel Languirand. Her Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford; burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


SAINT, Lionel C.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla.
Lionel C. Saint
, 74, of Englewood died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. He was the husband of Niki Saint. Born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, he previously lived in Pittsfield, Maine; he lived in Florida since 1990. Mr. Saint was a commercial fisherman, fishing out of New Bedford, Mass., and Newport, R.I., until he retired. He was a member of and an usher at St. Raphael's Church, and was a member of the Elks Inner Guard Lodge 2378.

Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Katina Derosier of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Stella Saint of South Dartmouth, Mass.; four brothers, Raphael Saint of St. Albans, Maine, Victor Saint and Ambrose Saint, both of South Dartmouth, and John Saint of Venice; three grandchildren, William, Christopher and Timothy; and a great-granddaughter, Felicity. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael's Church. Arrangements are by the National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


TAPPER, Robert F., 81
NEW BEDFORD
Robert F. Tapper Sr.
, 81, of Mattapoisett and formerly of New Bedford, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 3, 2000, at St. Lukes's Hospital. He was the husband of Mary E. (Molloy) Tapper. Born in Torbay, Newfoundland, Canada, the son of the late Francis and Mary (Martin) Tapper, he moved to New Bedford in 1948 and lived there until moving to Mattapoisett last year. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett, and a former communicant of Holy Name Church in New Bedford. Mr. Tapper was formerly employed as a fisherman, having sailed on various vessels out of the Port of New Bedford, including the F/V Four Brothers, the F/V Mary Tapper, and the F/V Tempest until his retirement. He was a member of the former Robert Emmett Club, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the New Bedford Fishermen's Union, and the Holy Name Society of Holy Name Church.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, James F. Tapper of Coral Springs, Fla., Robert F. Tapper Jr. of Mattapoisett, and Francis J. Tapper of Fairhaven; three daughters, Angela M. Natho and Mary C. Quinn, both of New Bedford, and Patricia M. Rego of Fairhaven; a brother, Raymond Tapper of Torbay; five sisters, Sr. Ellen Tapper of Montreal, Sr. Elizabeth Tapper of Nova Scotia, Sr. Agnes Tapper of Ontario, Madonna Miller of Virginia, and Angela Roche of Torbay; 17 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. His funeral Mass will be at 12 noon on Wednesday in St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)

 

 

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