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Misc Newfoundland Obits
2003

 

ADAMS, Myrtle
ALTON
Myrtle B. Adams
, 84, of  Pine Street, died early Monday morning, June 30, 2003, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Wolfeboro, after a period of failing  health.

Born Dec. 3, 1918, in  Newfoundland, she was the daughter of John and Jennie (Brennan) Butt. She was raised and had resided in  Chelsea, Mass., graduating from Chelsea High School and moving to Alton in  1954. She worked as a treasurer for the  Union Telephone Co. of Farmington, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Community Church of Alton since 1954, the Warren-Alpha Chapter of the Order of the  Eastern Star and the Women's Christian Fellowship of the church. She  enjoyed gardening and being with family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Warren L. Adams Sr., on June 22, 1994. She is survived by two sons, Warren L. Adams Jr. and his wife, Ardis of Round Rock, Texas, and William  R. Adams and his wife, Brenda of Dover; one daughter, Patricia "Pisha" and  her husband, Allan Wentworth of Alton; one brother, William R. and his  wife, Vera Butt of Chelsea; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and one nephew. Calling hours will be held  Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the C.E. Peaslee& Son Funeral Home, 32  Central St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held at the Community Church of Alton at the Baptist Meeting House on Main Street in Alton on  Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Bolster officiating. Interment  will follow at the Old Riverside Cemetery in Alton. If desired, donations may be made  to the Community Church of Alton, Church Street, Alton, NH 03810.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


BALDWIN, Bridget "Bride" (Connolly)
Services were held yesterday, Wed. for Bridget "Bride" (Connolly) Baldwin of Proctor, who died Sat., July 26, 2003, in the Benedictine Health Care Center. She was 70. She was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland in 1932 to Stanislaus and Margaret (Skanes) Connolly. She married Lloyd W. Baldwin in 1952. She volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital and Nopeming Nursing Home. Bride was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was active in the Legion of Mary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd in 1991, her grandson Nicholas Shrake, and one brother. She is survived by her children Mary Ann Drabik of Canada, Paul (Doreen) of California , Robert (Phyllis), James, Mark, Catherine "Cathy" (Paul LaPorte), all of Duluth, Margaret "Peggy" (Terry) Shrake of Eagan , Theresa Baldwin and Louis (Patty), both of Cambridge, William "Bill" of Denver, 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


CLEMENTS, Genevieve
BARRINGTON
Genevieve M. "Gen" Clements
, 56, of Melanie Lane, died Friday evening, Oct. 24, 2003, at her home, following a courageous battle  with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends.

She was born on June 20, 1947 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, the  daughter of John and Madeline (Lindahl) Yankosky, and had been a resident of  Rochester and Barrington most of her life. She was a graduate of Spaulding High  School, Class of 1965. A graduate of Houle's Beauty School in Nashua, she had worked  as a hairdresser in Rochester for approximately 10 years. She later became a  manager of Woodskys in Dover for over 11 years. Mrs. Clements enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and  hosting and attending family gatherings. She also enjoyed reading, gardening,  flowers and her swimming pool. She and her husband spent 12 wonderful years  vacationing on the island of St. Maartens.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Sheila Ann Clements on  Feb. 26, 1994. Family members include her beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Clements of Barrington; a son, Gary Clements and his wife Melissa; a grandson, Gary John Clements Jr.; a granddaughter, Alyssa Clements; a brother, Stephen Yankosky and his wife Bethany; several nieces, nephews, great-nephews and a great-niece. Visitation at H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North  Main St., Rochester will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will  be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Lowell Street,  Rochester, with Father Pierre Baker, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in  Pine Grove Cemetery, Barrington. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her  memory be directed to Seacoast Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral  home.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


CAIN, Johanna Maloney Fennell
New Jersey
Mrs. Cain
, 93, of Matawan died Dec. 16, 2003 at Bayshore Healthcare Center, Holmdel. Born in Bona Vista Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, she came to New York City and resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Matawan in 1977.

Mrs. Cain was a homemaker. She was a former communicant of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, Matawan. She was a member of the Leisure Timers, a charter member of Minnisink Village Senior Club, and a member of the Sunshine Girls, all at Minnisink Village, Matawan. She enjoyed time with her family, bingo, and crocheting.

She was predeceased by a son, Donald Maloney, in 1966; a daughter, Rita Marney, in 1987; her first husband, Richard Maloney, in 1970; and her second husband, John Ralph Cain, in 1978. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cathy Maloney of Brooklyn ; four daughters, Marie McPartlin of Melbourne, Fla.; Irene McGrath of Red Bank; Diane Long of Aberdeen , Md.; and Janet Briggs of Freehold Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jose Fennell of Bona Vista Bay, Newfoundland; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Church of St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold Township. Interment was at St. Joseph 's Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements were by C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


COOK, Rev. Alison Buck
The Connecticut Post - May 9, 2003
COOK Rev. Alison Buck Cook
, age 63, of Bedford, N.Y., Jacksonville, Vt., and Derby, died on Saturday, May 3, 2003. She was the wife of James Scott Cook. She was born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Norman Sydney Buck and the late Polly Stone Buck. She was a graduate of the Northfield School, Mount Holyoke College and Yale Divinity School. She was a frequent contributor of written commentary. She was the vicar of Immanuel St. James Episcopal Church in Derby, and her ministry included parishes in Newfoundland, Canada, and New Lebanon, N.Y.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, John Lawrence Cook of Bedford, N.Y.; and a sister, Judith Buck Moore of Woodbridge. She was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Buck. A private family committal service will be held in Wilmington, Mass. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel St. James Church, 123 Minerva Street, Derby, and on Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark s Church, 85 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Immanuel St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 859, Derby, CT 06418, or the charity of your choice.
Contributed by Karen Dahle


COX, Sheila L. Ward
SALEM, Mass.
Sheila L. Ward Cox
, 71, died July 5, 2003 at the Haywood County Regional Medical Center in North Carolina after a brief illness. She was born and educated in Newfoundland, Canada and had lived in the greater Salem area for the past 50 years. Mrs. Cox had been employed at Digital Corporation in Salem for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Londonderry and St. Joseph Church in Salem.

Family members include her husband Robert F. Cox of North Carolina; sons Russell E. Ward and his wife Susan of Goffstown, George A. Ward and his companion Dorothy Fawcett of Salem, James M. Ward and his wife Diane of Salem, William A. Ward of Manchester and Warrie J. Ward and his wife Sue of Gilmanton; daughters Sandra J. Pearl and her husband David of Haverhill, Mass., Linda L. Flessas of Haverhill, Mass., Theresa M. Ward of Derry, Michelle M. Ahern of Sandown, Sheila L. Ward and her companion John Chadwick of Pelham, and Robin A. Duncan and her husband Jonathan of Waynesville, N.C.; stepsons John Cox and family of South Glens Falls, N.Y. and David Cox and family of Schenectady, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Juliette Jordan who died in 1994. A funeral Mass will be held today, July 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements were by Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, Salem.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


DOBSON, Keith Bernard
BOSTON
Keith Bernard Dobson
, 41, of Brockton, formerly of Bridgewater, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center after a short illness. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Debraux) of Brockton. Born in Newfoundland, Canada, he was the son of Charles Lawrence Dobson of Bridgewater and the late Ruth Albertha (Jackson). He was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Mr. Dobson was employed for the past 10 years as an electrician by Smurfit-Stone.

Survivors include his widow; his father; three step-daughters, Tawana Debraux, Jacqueline Pereira and Crowletta Hardy, all of Brockton; a granddaughter, Malchki Pereira of Brockton; a brother, Kevin Dobson and his wife, Dorothy, of Plainville; and a host of friends. He was the brother of the late Jerome Dobson. His funeral service will be at noon Saturday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 24 Pleasant St., Brockton. Arrangements are by Sampson & Hall Funerals, 309 Main St., Brockton
(Contributed by Jeri Keough)


DWYER, Veronica
PORTSMOUTH
Mrs. Veronica B. (Walker) Dwyer
, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Sunbridge Nursing Home.

Born in Medford, Mass., raised in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward and Nora (Furey) Walker. She was a 1935 graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She also lived in Georgetown, Boxford and Saugus, Mass. She worked at General Electric Co. in Lynn during World War II and also worked at Jordan Marsh Co. in Peabody, Mass., during the 1960s. She was the second president of the Parent-Teacher Association at the Callahan School in Lynn in the 1950s. During her presidency, she successfully campaigned for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection of Walnut Street and Pennybrook Road/O'Callaghan Way to protect the children walking to  and from school. She was a Girl Scout leader in Lynn and Peabody. She had been the president for 10 years with the Ladies Catholic Benevolent Association in Saugus.

She leaves one son, James Dwyer of Florida ; two daughters, Eileen Berthelsen of Washington and Joan Psarros of Topsfield, Mass.; three brothers, Edward Walker of Lynn, Leo Walker of California and John Walker of Oregon; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a very large extended family in the United States and Newfoundland. She was a friend to many. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Dwyer; and siblings Margaret Flaherty, Mary Walker and Rita Guthro. The funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. at Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Mass., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St.  Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


ENSMINGER, Mary, 79
North County Times, Escondido, CA
Obituaries - 5/13/03
ESCONDIDO Mary Theresa Ensminger, 79
, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Born March 1, 1924, in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, she lived in Escondido for 48 years. She immigrated to the United States in 1949. She worked for TWA in New York City and was a homemaker in Escondido. She was a seamstress, an election official and a Girl Scout fund-raiser chairwoman. Mrs. Ensminger was preceded in death by her parents, Francis J. and Mary Rosalie Barron; half-sister Helen; half-brother Frank; and stepmother Agnes. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Douglas Ensminger of Escondido; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Marsha of Orange County; daughter Grace of Houston; half-brother and sister-in-law John and Ruby of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada; sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Al Barolet of California, Md.; half-sister Rosemary of St. John's, Newfoundland; and grandson Andrew Kondor of Oregon. A private cremation is planned.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger


FLYNN, Charles R., 82
The Telegraph (Texas)     June 1, 2003

WARNER ROBINS - Charles R. Flynn, 82, died Friday, May 30, 2003 in The Woodlands, TX. The funeral mass will be held at 9:00 am, Thursday, June 5th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Parkway Memorial Gardens. The rosary will be said Wednesday June 4th at 7:00 pm with a visitation following until 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5052, Warner Robins, GA 31099 or UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 297-153, Houston, TX 77297.

Mr. Flynn was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He has resided in Warner Robins since 1970, after moving from Newfoundland Canada. Mr. Flynn retired from civil service logistics at Robins AFB. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served in the North Atlantic/Newfoundland Sea & Air Command during WWII. He was a member of NARFE and AARP. He also served as the Eucharistic minister and C.C.D. teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He was the husband of the late Gertrude Mackenzie Flynn of Grand Falls/Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada. His parents James and Jane Flynn and son Charles R. Flynn Jr. preceded him in death. Survivors include sons, Norbert J. Flynn, The Woodlands, TX; James H. Flynn, Acworth, GA; daughter, Maureen C. Watkins, South Weymouth, MA; brothers, James H. Flynn, Vienna, VA, Robert A. Flynn, Portland, ME, Earle E. Flynn, Tiverton, RI; Leo J. Flynn, Venice, FL; Harold Flynn, Camden, SC, Roy N. Flynn, Hartsville, SC, Kenneth A. Flynn, El Paso, TX; sisters: Dorothy E. Cargill, Winthrop, MA, Madeline J. Tozlowski, Ashland, MA, Eileen Griggs, Charlotte, NC and ten grandchildren. -Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign Online Register Book. -McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Karen Dahle


FOLTZ, CALVIN M., Ph.D.
(Washington Post)

On Sunday, April 27, 2003, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Eleanor W. Foltz; father of Martin Foltz and Jane W. Foltz-Colhour of Los Gatos, CA; grandfather of Savannah and Aislinn Foltz-Colhour; brother of Rose Krafft of Ephrata, PA and Nevin Foltz of St. John's Newfoundland. Service and interment were held in Ephrata, PA on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
Contributed by Karen Dahle


GREEN, Gertrude M.
Gertrude M. Green
age 96, of Montgomery, N.Y. died on April 7, 2003 at home. She was born on Feb. 14, 1907 in Winterton, Nfld. daughter of Eliol and Anna Andrews Coates. A former resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Santa Ana, Calif. Gertrude was the widow of Edgar Green. Survivors include one daughter Carol Samson of Spring Valley, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law, Bea Green of Montgomery and Grace Green of Santa Ana, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, Sharon Stevens, Jeanette Chiarini, Karrin Weeden, Mark Green, Kristan Burlinghame, Linda Whilen, Stephanie Mills, Floyd Green, Kenneth Greg Samson, Brooke Samson and Scott Samson; and several great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two sons, Floyd Green and Edgar G. Green.
Contributed by Grace C. Green


GRINNELL, Nancy, 54
The North County Times, published in Escondido

ESCONDIDO ­­ Nancy Mason Grinnell, 54, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Villa Pomerado in Poway of natural causes. Born Oct. 25, 1949, in Newfoundland, Canada, she lived in Escondido for 14 years. She was a self-employed political activist. She enjoyed traveling and genealogy. Mrs. Grinnell was preceded in death by her father, Donald R. Mason Sr.; mother Dorothy F. Mason; and brother Robert J. Mason. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Douglas Grinnell of Escondido; son Mason Grinnell and his fiance, Dawn McIntrye, both of Valley Center; daughter and son-in-law Marta and Adam Brewer of San Marcos; brothers Don Mason of Valley Center, Hank Mason of Las Vegas, Mike Mason of Kila Mountain, and David Mason of Valley Center; sister Cathy Friedrich of Las Vegas; and granddaughter Isabel Brewer. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 4, at Oak Hill Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Telophase Cremation Society in San Marcos is handling arrangements.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger


HARRISON, Elizabeth, 87
The North County Times, published in Escondido

POWAY ­­ Elizabeth Harrison, 87, died Sunday, March 23, 2003. Born Aug. 5, 1917, in Harbor Breton, Newfoundland, Canada, she lived in Poway for 34 years. She was a homemaker for 63 years. She worked at the Poway Senior Center. She knitted slippers and caps for families in need and preemies at Palomar Medical Center. She sang in the choir and taught Sunday school at the former Disciples of Christ on Twin Peaks Road. Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Williams; second husband Frank Harrison; and granddaughter Wendy Harrison. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria S. Medina of San Marcos; sons and daughters-in-law Charles R. and Rosita Williams and Robert B. and Nina Harrison, all of Ramona; grandchildren DeAnne, Ernest, Suzanne, David, Shelly, Jeff, Candy, Claudia, Audrey and Byron; and 17 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 S. Juniper Street in Escondido. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025. California Funeral Alternatives in Escondido is handling arrangements.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger


KRUG, Joseph
DALTON
Joseph R. Krug
, 70, of Dalton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with Father Ronald Turek as celebrant. Entombment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call tonight (Friday) from 6-8 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville; or Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Carey.

He was born March 6, 1932, in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to Ernest F. and Margaret M. (Reddy) Krug. He was president of Local 457 AP Green Refractory in Massillon and retired from Clark Ceramics in Dalton, where he was a painter. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville and enjoyed refinishing furniture.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne (Birdsey) Krug, whom he married Aug. 25, 1995; four stepchildren; and relatives in Canada and the United States. His parents died previously.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


MURPHY, Margaret M., 86
Gloucester, MA
Gloucester Daily Times, Thursday, December 4, 2003
Margaret M. (Powers) Murphy
, 86, wife of the late William Murphy, of Gloucester, died Tuesday evening at the Seacoast Nursing & Retirement Center.

Mrs. Murphy was born in Torbay, Newfoundland, Aug. 19, 1917, daughter of the late Peter and Marie (Bradbury) Power. She moved to Gloucester in 1958 and has been a very active member of St. Ann Church.

She is survived by her son, John Powers and his wife Judy of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren, Patricia Anthony of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Dawn Scileppa of Patahouge, N.Y., Dean Powers of Tamarac, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann Church today at noon. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held this morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the James C. Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Contributions may be made in her name to a charity of one's choice.

MURPHY -- Of Gloucester, Dec. 2, 2003, Margaret M. (Powers) Murphy, 86. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann Church today at noon. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held this morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the James C. Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Contributions may be made in her name to a charity of one's choice.
Contributed by George Newbury


NASON, Kenneth
SPRINGVALE, Maine
Kenneth John Nason
,  47, passed away Monday, July 14, 2003, at his home, after a short battle with  cancer. He was born on March 19, 1956, in St.  John's, Newfoundland.

After growing up throughout the United States and Canada,  he settled in Maine. He was a graduate of Sanford High School and the University of Southern Maine, Class of 1979. He enjoyed literature, pottery making and stamp collecting. He was a longtime resident of Springvale and took great  joy in helping family, friends and his neighbors.

He was predeceased by his father, Conrad, in 2002. He was loved and will be missed by his  mother, Anne Nason of Sanford; his wife, Nancy Nason, and their two children, Vanessa and Michael Nason of Springvale; a sister, Mary Libbey of Waterboro; a  brother, Ernest Nason of Sanford; and his grandmother, Doris Nason of  Sanford. A graveside service will be held Friday  at 11 a.m. at the Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests  memorials be made to the Visiting Nurse Service, 15 Industrial Park Road,  Saco, ME 04072.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


REYNOLDS, Ralph M.
(Hartford Courant)
Ralph M. Reynolds
departed this life at dawn on Tuesday (April 29, 2003). Born in the fishing village of Lower Small Point, Newfoundland on the 8th of February, 1914, he immigrated to the Boston States in 1924. Ralph graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and a 2nd Lt.'s commission in the U.S. Army. During World War II he served with the 325th Combat Engineers of the 100th Infantry Division, and survived the infamous Battle of the Bulge. He continued service with the Army Reserves retiring after 20 years with the rank of Major. Ralph was employed by Aetna Life and Casualty from 1946 until 1979. He was both a registered professional engineer and senior manager. His ground breaking work in the principles of Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering, producing the significant changes in work-place environment and safety standards. He continued his education with courses in management at Yale, Purdue, Wichita State and UMASS. Following retirement in 1979 he was appointed to the Groton Economic Development Commission. He donated his services to the Noank Fire District as Zoning Enforcement Officer for many years. His favorite hobbies were woodworking, water color painting, bridge and powerball, although not necessarily in that order.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, June Fritz Reynolds; sons, Jay and Bradley and their wives Cheryl and Lil; grandsons, Josh and Nick, Peter and Sam; and a granddaughter, Beckie. As well as many nieces and nephews, especially Louise Irwin of Ocola, FL, Judy Dula and Michele Jahn of Oregon City, OR. Ralph was predeceased by his patents, Mary Ann and John Giles Reynolds; siblings, Walter, Nicholas and Molly who died as infants; and brothers, Cecil, George, James, Benjamin and Ray. There are no calling hours. Services will be private. Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that donations in Ralph's name be made to the Visiting Nurses Assoc iation of Southeastern CT, 403 North Frontage Rd., Waterford, CT 06385 or to Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church, 256 North Road, Groton, CT 06340.
Contributed by Karen Dahle


SPARROW, SARA
WESTPORT
Sara (Mullins) Sparrow
, 75, of Westport, formerly of New Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the widow of Richard Sparrow.

Born in Fox Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (Griffin) Mullins, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life before moving to Westport four years ago. Survivors include a son, Patrick Sparrow, and his wife, Joan, of Fairhaven; three daughters, Mary Ellen Tauscher and her husband, John, of Andover, Elizabeth Chrisman and her husband, Andrew, of Plymouth and Kathleen Schneider and her husband, John, of Westport; a brother, Peter Mullins of Newfoundland; three sisters, her twin, Nora Rose, and Rebecca Murray, both of Newfoundland, and Mary Bruce of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Brett Schneider, Jessica Chrisman, Ian Tauscher, Evan Tauscher and Hayden Tauscher; and nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Ellen Schneider and sister of the late Bridget Murray. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Julie Billiart Church, Slocum Road, North Dartmouth. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.
(Contributed by Pam Elkas)


Young, David Edward "Meiko"
Los Angeles Times - May 24, 2003

Passed away peacefully on May 16 in Sierra Madre. This extraordinary man was born November 14, 1922 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, and was always proud of his "newfie" heritage. Dave graduated from the University of Toronto with a marketing degree and entered the Royal Canadian Airforce as a pilot officer. His love of flying and travel led him to a 40 year career with Air Canada, during which he opened no less than nine new international destinations including Los Angeles and San Francisco. He was a consummate gentleman which endeared him to countless friends, workers and dignitaries all over the world. His family regularly accused him of being part gypsy as they traveled and lived all over the world. Friends and family were his passion and we will all miss his corny jokes and Herman cartoons that he used frequently to delight those around him. "Meiko" honor and compassion will be his legacy.

Dave is survived by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Susan, his daughters Marg (Gary) Blasiar of San Marino, Barbara (Alan) Emerson of Temple City and grandchildren Brett and Katie Blasiar, Margo Singley, Andy and Owen Emerson. His ashes will be taken to the family burial plot in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada for interment. A celebration of Dave's life will be held on May 27 at 11:00 AM at the Blasiar residence. Donations may be made to the Five Acres, 760 W. Mountain View St., Altadena, CA 91001 or the Pet Assistance Foundation, P.O. Box 3464, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena, directors.
Contributed by Karen Dahle

 

 

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