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BRUCE, Captain Felix, 74
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
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.
GUSHUE, Elizabeth M.
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
HOGAN, Marion (Furey)
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
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.
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.
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.
MURRAY, Roderick F.
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.
PATTEN, (Edwards) Blanche J.
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
SAINT, Lionel C.
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.
TAPPER, Robert F., 81
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
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