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William Bookash, 74
Former tavern proprietor, Cape construction worker
YARMOUTHPORT - William Bookash, 74, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
He was the husband of Cecelia (Ruscansky) Bookash, who died in 1988.
Mr. Bookash was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and raised in Irvington, N.J.
He graduated from the Irvington Vocational High School after having studied tool and die making.
Mr. Bookash served with the Marines as a sergeant in the Pacific theater during World War II. After the war, he settled in Kenilworth, N.J., and in 1958 he moved to Yarmouthport.
Mr. Bookash founded Kenilworth Dairy in 1946 and ran it until 1951. He opened Booky's Tavern and ran it until 1958.
Mr. Bookash worked for Rogers & Marney Construction in Centerville and retired in 1980.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
Surviving are a son, Gregory M. Bookash of Brewster; a daughter, Maryann O'Hearn of West Dennis; a brother, Micheal Bookash of Atlantic City; a sister, Anne B. Kensicki of Union, N.J.; a longtime companion, Bernadette Lovgren of Yarmouthport; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will form at 9 a.m. today at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, South Dennis, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yarmouth Rescue Squad, c/o Yarmouth Firefighters and Relief Association Inc. Rescue Fund, 96 Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Nicholas Zigouras, 91
Retired restaurant owner; former Brockton resident
MASHPEE - Nicholas Zigouras, 91, a former Brockton resident, died yesterday at the JML Care Center, Falmouth, after a long illness.
He was the husband of Cleoniki (Demetriades) Zigouras.
Mr. Zigouras was born in Greece. He owned Nick's Lunch in Brockton, retiring in 1972.
Mr. Zigouras was a resident of Mashpee for the past two years.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Christos Zigouras of Abington; two daughters, Katherine Ducharme of Mashpee and Victoria Nelson of Martha's Vineyard; two sisters, Madeline Babin of California and Daisy Demetry of New Hampshire; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 p.m. today at the David F. Russell Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., Brockton.
A funeral will form at 10 a.m. tomorrow from the funeral home, with a service at 11 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak St., Brockton.
Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak St., Brockton, MA 02401.
Janice M. Farrell, 40
Falmouth resident; Boston native; avid skier, sailor
FALMOUTH - Janice Mary Farrell, 40, died yesterday at the JML Care Center, Falmouth, of the effects of Huntington's disease, which she had had since childhood.
Born in Boston, Ms. Farrell attended Sacred Heart School in Kingston, graduating in 1975. She also attended Salve Regina College in Newport, R.I.
Ms. Farrell was an avid skier and sailor.
Surviving are her mother, Eileen A. (Foley) Farrell of Falmouth; a brother, Christopher J.J. Farrell of Falmouth; a niece; a nephew; an uncle; and two aunts.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Chapel, Falmouth.
Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Huntington's Disease, Massachusetts Chapter, 80 East Concord St., Boston, MA 02118.
Ruth Cameron, 81
Lifelong Marstons Mills resident; former secretary
MARSTONS MILLS - Ruth Cameron, 81, a Marstons Mills native, died Monday at home.
Born in Marstons Mills, she lived there her entire life. Ms. Cameron was educated in Barnstable schools and worked for many years at Mystic Lake Farms.
She worked for several years as a secretary for Bob Smith, an educational consultant in Osterville.
A member since the 1940s, Ms. Cameron was the oldest long-term member of Christ Scientist Church in Hyannis. -
Surviving are two cousins, Marion Oldham of Marstons Mills and Joseph Patterson of Santa Rosa, Calif.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Route 28, Marstons Mills.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist, Box 86, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Active volunteer; resident of Yarmouth since 1992
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Janet (Wilson) Persons, a resident of South Yarmouth since 1992, died Sunday at Hospice House in Barnstable.
Mrs. Persons was born in Providence, R.I., and graduated from the Lincoln School.
She lived in Washington, D.C., for 43 years before retiring to South Yarmouth with her husband, the late Edward B. Persons.
Mrs. Persons had been active in the Junior League in Providence and in Washington, D.C., and had served as a volunteer for other organizations.
Surviving are three daughters, Martha P. Beaudine of Atlanta, Janet B. Persons of Santa Fe, N.M., and Eugenia Brooke Persons of Falls Church, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Interment services will be held Tuesday in Union Cemetery, Little Compton, R.I.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Association of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Regina Cross, 94
Summered in Dennis; active volunteer in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Regina Vachon Cross, 94, a longtime summer resident of Dennis, died Monday at her home.
She was the wife of the late Harry King Cross.
Mrs. Cross was born in Newton Centre. She had lived in Providence since 1939.
She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1925, where she was president of the student government. She received a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1930. She completed a master's degree in library science in 1967 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and was elected to the Beta Phi Mu Society, the international library science honor society, in 1981.
Mrs. Cross was head of the clinic secretaries at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1930 to 1935. She served as a volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital during World War II. She was elected to the board of the VNA in 1940 and served as secretary of the nursing committee for 11 years. She remained an honorary trustee and a member of the Rhode Island Nurses Association and the National Nurses Association.
Mrs. Cross was involved with the development of the St. Francis Chapel Library and Information Service in Providence for 36 years.
She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and was an honorary member of the Order of Franciscan Monks and of the Yale Class of 1923.
Mrs. Cross enjoyed needlepoint and won an award for her work in 1975.
She was a former member of the Parents League of Providence and had a role in establishing children's classical music concerts performed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Agawam Hunt, Providence Country Garden Club, Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Audubon Society, Hope Club in Providence, the Chilton Club of Boston, Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Parent's Council of Moses Brown in Providence, and was an ardent supporter of the Higginson Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Surviving are two sons, Morton David Cross of Providence and Harry King Cross Jr. of Dennis; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Church, Hope Street, Providence.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 2580 Main St., Route 6A, Brewster.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dennis Conservation Trust, Dennis, MA 02638.
Bernard L. Doyle, 69
Retired insurance claims supervisor; WWII veteran
WEST YARMOUTH - Bernard L. Doyle, 69, an insurance claims supervisor for 25 years, died Tuesday at Eagle Pond Nursing Home in South Dennis after a long illness.
He was born in Cambridge. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II.
After the war, Mr. Doyle worked as claims supervisor for St. Paul Insurance Cos. in Boston.
After living in Burlington for 30 years, he retired to West Yarmouth in 1985.
Mr. Doyle was a communicant of St. Pius X Church in South Yarmouth and a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Pius chapter. He was a former member of St. Margaret's Church in Burlington.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Carroll) Doyle; two daughters, Maureen Haran of East Greenwich, R.I., and Marilyn Kusmann of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.; two sons, Bernard L. Doyle Jr. of Fort Meyers, Fla., and James C. Doyle of South Dennis; three brothers, John Doyle of Arlington, Edward Doyle of West Dennis and Daniel Doyle of Somerville; two sisters, Margaret Panciocco of Danbury, N.H., and Mary Lopez of Lawrence; and 10 grandchildren.
Visiting hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at 12:45 p.m. in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one's choice.
Joseph Kay, 88
Former pub proprietor, GE electrical technician
TAUNTON - Joseph Kay, 88, a retired electrical technician who leaves a daughter in Falmouth, died Monday at his home after a short illness.
He was born in England and educated in Indiana. He moved to Massachusetts about 73 years ago.
He retired in 1972 from General Electric Co. For many years he ran the former KC's Pub on Main Street in Taunton and the former Kay's Town House on School Street in Taunton.
He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in East Taunton.
He was a member and past president of the Weir Seniors, the Elks, Portuguese American Civic Club and the VFW. He was a seven-gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross.
Survivors include his wife, Helen (Chaves) Cornell Kay of Taunton; five daughters, Joyce B. Fleck of Falmouth, Marilyn L. Martin and Shirley K. Henshall, both of Taunton, Pamela J. Buchek of Lynnfield and Kathryn C. Nadeau of Somerset; four sons, Carlton A. Kay of South Carolina, Everett P. Cornell and Bruce Cornell, both of Taunton and Brian C. Cornell of New Hampshire; a sister, Esther Shay of Taunton; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Luella (Nemec) Kay.
A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway at St. Mary's Square in Taunton, to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church.
Burial will be in Mayflower Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church, 370 Middleboro Ave., East Taunton, MA 02718 or to the Winthrop Street Baptist Church, 39 Winthrop St., Taunton, MA 02780.
Virginia M. Smith, 81
Former postal worker; native of Springfield
BARNSTABLE - Virginia M. (Hayes) Smith, 81, formerly of Springfield, died yesterday at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth after a brief illness.
She leaves her husband of 59 years, Wallace M. Smith.
Mrs. Smith was born in Springfield. She graduated from Our Lady of Hope Grammar School and Cathedral High School.
Like many family members who preceded her, Mrs. Smith was employed as a postal worker. She worked for several years at the Yarmouthport post office, retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Smith was a longtime communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter, Latita Jacqueline Smith of Centerville; a son, Richard G. Smith of Barnstable; two brothers, William K. of Springfield and Theodore P. Hayes of Daytona Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis.
Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Joan M. Erikson, 95
Wrote psychology books; received honorary doctorates
HARWICH - Joan Mowat (Serson) Erikson, 95, an author and educator, died Sunday at Brewster Manor Nursing Home.
She was the wife of the late Erik H. Erikson, a psychologist and author.
Mrs. Erikson was born in Gonanagua, Toronto, Canada. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Barnard College and also earned her master's degeree.
She lived in Boston for many years. She also lived in Cambridge, Stockbridge and Tiburon, Calif., before moving to Harwich, where she was a member of the First Congregational Church.
Mrs. Erikson was the author or co-author of several psychology books, including "The Universal Bead," "St. Francis and his Four Ladies," "Activity, Recovery and Growth," and "Wisdom and the Senses." She was involved in her husband's psychology work and was given honorary doctorates by Brown University and St. Lawrence College.
She is survived by two sons, Kai T. Erikson of Hamden, Conn., and Jon M. Erikson of Port Angeles, Wash.; a daughter, Sue M. Bloland of New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at the First Congregational Church, Harwich.
Arthur N. Belcher, 78
Retired computer systems manager; WWII veteran
WEST YARMOUTH - Arthur N. Belcher, 78, a retired computer systems manager who was active in local groups, died yesterday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
He was the husband of Ellen (Dickson) Belcher of West Yarmouth and the late Lucille T. (Trantfield) Belcher.
Born in Maplewood, N.J., Mr. Belcher was a 1936 graduate of Columbia High School in New Jersey. He attended John Hopkins University in Baltimore and was a 1948 graduate of New York University in New York City.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in France with U.S. Army Intelligence.
Mr. Belcher worked as a computer systems manager for the federal government in Washington, D.C., and Boston for 20 years, retiring from the General Services Administration's Boston office in 1969. During his career he also worked as a manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority for several years.
He lived in Marblehead before moving to Hyannis in 1969.
Mr. Belcher enjoyed duplicate bridge, chess, investments and travel. He was a member of the Dennis-Yarmouth Senior Citizens and the Hyannis Park Civic Associates, as well as the Madison Country Club and the Elks Club in Madison, Ind.
He is survived by two sons, C. Zachary Belcher of Mount Airy, Md., and Christopher Bosanquet of Plymouth; a brother, Charles N. Belcher of Avila, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
Ellen Marie Clark, 66
Former receptionist, florist, choir member
HYANNIS - Ellen Marie (Allen) Clark, 66, a longtime Hyannis resident and former florist, died Tuesday at Cape Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Centerville.
She was born in Providence, R.I., and attended Yarmouth High School.
A Hyannis resident for the past 45 years, Mrs. Clark was a florist for Bassett's Flower Shop in the 1970s. She also worked as a receptionist for the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home in Hyannis from 1983 to 1989.
Mrs. Clark was a former choir member and youth group leader at the First Baptist Church in Hyannis.
She enjoyed craftwork, floral designs and interior decorating.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn M. Clark of South Dennis and Kathy A. Clark of Hyannis; two brothers, James F. Allen of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Richard O. Allen of South Yarmouth; a sister, Sarah Brown of Hyannis; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis.
Funeral services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to Nauset Inc., 895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to the Hyannis Rescue Squad, c/o Hyannis Fire Department, 96 High School Road, Hyannis, MA 02601.
John F. Lally, 93
Former state trooper, attended St. Pius X Church
SOUTH YARMOUTH - John F. Lally, 93, a former state trooper, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital Extended Care Community - Pavilion in Hyannis after a long illness.
He was the husband of Helen E. (Ryan) Lally.
Mr. Lally was born in Boston. He attended school in Roxbury and graduated from Dorchester High School.
He lived in New Bedford for 26 years before moving to Cape Cod 18 years ago.
He was a Massachusetts State Police trooper for 20 years until 1947. He later worked for the state Division of Banks and Insurance, retiring in 1969.
Mr. Lally attended St. Pius X Church in South Yarmouth. He was a member of the Redberry Council Knights of Columbus in Dorchester and the Retired State and Municipal Employees Association.
Besides his wife, Mr. Lally is survived by two nephews and several cousins.
The funeral is 9:30 a.m. tomorrow from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Visiting Nurses Association of Central and Outer Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Helen Mary Dunleavy, 76
Brattleboro, Vt., resident; leaves brother in Eastham
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Helen Mary Dunleavy, 76, who leaves a brother in Eastham, Mass., died yesterday at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vt., after a brief illness.
She was the wife of John H. Dunleavy for 57 years.
Mrs. Dunleavy was born in Northampton and raised in Greenfield. In 1938 she graduated from Greenfield High School.
Mrs. Dunleavy worked at Wilson's Department Store and in the offices of Greenfield Tap And Die.
She lived in Brattleboro, Vt., for 52 years after moving there from Greenfield in 1945.
Mrs. Dunleavy completed a nurses aide training program in the mid-1970s at the Thompson School for Nurses in Brattleboro.
She was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Mrs. Dunleavy was active with the Emblem Club of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Brattleboro Lodge (NU)1499.
She was an avid reader and she enjoyed politics, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Surviving besides her husband are three sons, John H. Dunleavy Jr. of Marlboro, Vt., James W. Dunleavy and Francis E. Dunleavy, both of Hinsdale, N.H.; three daughters, Carol Ann Smith of Greenfield, Rosemary George of Milford, N.H. and Susan Dunleavy of Brattleboro, Vt.; two brothers, William Baronas of Eastham and Mathew Baronas of Greenfield; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, Brattleboro, Vt.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Brattleboro, Vt.
Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Rescue Inc., Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Louise C. Tyler, 85
Retired teacher; resident of Mashpee from 1975 to 1990
CARLISLE, Pa. - Louise C. Tyler, 85, a former Mashpee resident, died Monday at Thornwald Home, a nursing home.
She was the wife of the late Howard Tyler.
Mrs. Tyler was born in Herkimer, N.Y. She was a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She received a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City.
Mrs. Tyler taught kindergarten in New Fairfield, Conn., for many years, retiring in 1972.
She lived in Mashpee from 1975 to 1990.
Mrs. Tyler was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church and a volunteer for the Bosler Public Library in Carlisle. In Mashpee she was a volunteer for the public library and adult care center.
Surviving are a son, John D. Tyler of Carlisle, Pa.; a daughter, Cornelia Nickerson of Newville, Pa.; a brother, John H. Carter of New London, N.H.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church on the Square, Carlisle. Burial will be at convenience of the family. Visiting hours will follow the memorial service.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 612, Carlisle, PA 17013.
M. Irene Duesel, 81
Part-time Hyannis resident; enjoyed knitting, sewing
HYANNIS - M. Irene Duesel, 81, a part-time resident of Hyannis, died yesterday at Hospice House, Barnstable, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Earl A. Duesel.
Mrs. Duesel was born in Fitchburg and raised in Worcester. She graduated from North High School there.
Mrs. Duesel worked in sales for several years at the former Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Company - a department store in Worcester. She left the company to raise her children.
Mrs. Duesel was a resident of Worcester until 1951 when she moved to Marlboro. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church there and an officer of its Newman Club.
Mrs. Duesel moved to Hyannis in 1994, wintering in Boca Raton, Fla.
She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, crocheting and sewing.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, G. Irene "Renee" Garcia of Shewsbury, Nancy N. Vallee of Westboro and Patricia A. Sharon of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sons, Earl R. Duesel of Marlboro and Mark J. Duesel of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, John L'Esperance of Worcester; and 10 grandchildren.
Visiting hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Route 28, Marstons Mills.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Webster.
Rafael A. Cruz-Alvarez, 69
Former research chemist, assistant to photographer
PROVINCETOWN - Rafael A. Cruz-Alvarez, 69, a former research chemist, died Aug. 1 after a long illness.
He was born in Cardenas, Cuba, and attended the University of Havana in Cuba.
Mr. Cruz-Alvarez moved to the United States in 1959 and worked for several years as an assistant to photographer Lester Henderson.
He settled in Boston and worked as a research chemist at the Arthur D. Little Inc. for 25 years.
When he retired he moved from Westwood to Provincetown.
He enjoyed decorating, gardening and arranging flowers. Mr. Cruz-Alvarez also enjoyed throwing parties, and was known to plan his dinners with great care and panache.
Surviving are a sister, Dr. Rebeca Cruz-Alvarez of Philadelphia, Penn.; two brothers, Dr. Felix and Dr. Frank Cruz-Alvarez, both of Miami, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Dr. Chester I. Solomon of Provincetown.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McHoul Funeral Home, Provincetown.
Burial will follow in the Provincetown Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, c/o Instrument Trust Fund, 236 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657 or to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657.
Louis L. Bresciani, 86
Avid Red Sox fan; leaves two brothers in Harwich
HOPEDALE - Louis L. Bresciani, 86, who leaves two brothers in Harwich, died yesterday at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Westborough.
He was the husband of Mary (Parente) Bresciani.
Mr. Bresciani was born in Milford and lived in Hopedale from 1921 until the time of his death.
He attended Hopedale High School, where he played varsity baseball.
Mr. Bresciani worked for the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale, retiring in 1973. He also worked as a groundskeeper of the Hopedale Village Cemetery for many years.
Mr. Bresciani was a member of the Seventh Company of the Massachusetts National Guard and served as an air-raid warden in Hopedale during World War II.
He was an avid Red Sox fan, wintering in Florida for many years in order to see the team's training camp.
Mr. Bresciani was also an avid photographer.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Richard Bresciani of Wellesley; three brothers, Alfred Bresciani of Hopedale, Albert Bresciani and Carl Bresciani, both of Harwich; a sister, Lena Martins of Hopedale; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Ruggerio Memorial Funeral Home, Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church, Hopedale.
Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hopedale.
Memorial donations may be made to The VNA of Greater Milford and Northbridge, 1 Emerson St., Mendon, MA 01756 or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund, 35 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
Mary Catherine Reed, 74
Moved to East Orleans in 1981 from New York City
EAST ORLEANS - Mary Catherine (Fitzsimmons) Reed, 74, died yesterday at the Cape Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Home, Sandwich.
She was the wife of John A. Reed, who died in 1994.
Mrs. Reed was born in Springfield and graduated from Classical High School there. She attended American International College in Springfield.
Married in 1949, Mrs. Reed moved to New York City. She lived there until 1981, moving to East Orleans.
Surviving are two sisters, Alice Cleary of Leeds and Ann Kogut of Forestdale; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield.
William Bookach, 74
Former tavern proprietor, Cape master carpenter
YARMOUTHPORT - William Bookach, 74, a master carpenter, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
He was the husband of Cecelia (Ruscansky) Bookach, who died in 1988.
Mr. Bookach was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and raised in Irvington, N.J.
He graduated from the Irvington Vocational High School after having studied tool and die making.
Mr. Bookach served with the Marines as a sergeant in the Pacific theater during World War II. After the war, he settled in Kenilworth, N.J., and in 1958 he moved to Yarmouthport.
Mr. Bookach founded Kenilworth Dairy in 1946 and ran it until 1951. He opened Booky's Tavern and ran it until 1958.
Mr. Bookach worked for Rogers & Marney Construction in Centerville and retired in 1980.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
Surviving are a son, Gregory M. Bookach of Brewster; a daughter, Maryann O'Hearn of West Dennis; a brother, Micheal Bookach of Atlantic City; a sister, Anne B. Kensicki of Union, N.J.; a longtime companion, Bernadette Lovgren of Yarmouthport; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral and Mass were yesterday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yarmouth Rescue Squad, c/o Yarmouth Firefighters and Relief Association Inc. Rescue Fund, 96 Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Stanley A. Horton, 50
Automobile mechanic; owned cottages in Truro
CENTERVILLE - Stanley A. Horton, 50, an automobile mechanic, died yesterday at his home.
Mr. Horton was born in Hyannis and was raised in North Truro. He was a 1965 graduate of Provincetown Vocational School.
Mr. Horton was employed as a mechanic by the former Mid-Cape Ford dealership in Hyannis for more than 20 years. He also co-owned, with his brother, Pleasant View Cottages in North Truro.
Mr. Horton lived in North Truro until moving to the Hyannis area in 1967 and to Centerville in 1972.
He was a member and on the board of the Cape Cod Ski Club.
Mr. Horton enjoyed working in his yard and gardening.
Surviving are a son, Doug F. Horton of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Lorna Cantu of Buda, Texas; a brother, Donald I. Horton of Truro; a grandchild; three nieces; a nephew; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Cape Cod Conservatory, Route 132, West Barnstable.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675
Alice L. Hickson, 93
Former medical secretary; leaves brother in Yarmouth
HOLDEN - Alice L. (Oslund) Hickson, 93, who leaves a brother in Yarmouth, died Monday at the Wayside Nursing Center, Worcester, after an illness.
She was the wife of William F. Hickson, who died in 1972.
Mrs. Hickson was born Worcester and lived in Boylston, Holden and Orleans for some time.
She graduated from high school and attended Becker Business College in Worcester.
Mrs. Hickson was a medical secretary for many years.
Surviving are a brother, Robert Oslund of Yarmouth; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holden Council on Aging, 1128 Main St., Holden, MA 01520.
Sally Booker, 73
Retired hospital employee; member of Gay Head tribe
ONSET - Sally Booker, 73, a retired hospital employee, died Wednesday at the Center for Optimum Care in Falmouth.
Miss Booker was born in Falmouth and was educated in schools there.
She lived for many years in Belmont, where she worked in the housekeeping department of McLean Hospital. Miss Booker retired to Onset in 1986.
She was a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head.
Surviving are two brothers, William W. Booker Sr. of Mattapan and Gilbert Booker of Holbrook; three sisters, Ernita B. Roberts of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash., Dorothy D. Hawkins of Groton, Conn., and Berta Ann Walker of Vallejo, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills.
Burial will be at a later date in Gay Head Cemetery, Martha's Vineyard.
John K. Wardell, 92
'Globetrotting Adventurer;' Boston radio personality
EAST HARWICH - John K. Wardell, 92, a pioneer in Boston radio broadcasting known as "The Voice with a Smile" and avid traveler and lecturer who made 15 trips around the world before settling down in Harwich in 1977, died Thursday at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Concord, N.H., and raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston English High School, Boston University and received a master's degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. He summered most of his life in Harwich.
During World War II, Mr. Wardell served four years in the Army Air Corps where he studied Japanese and joined air intelligence for overseas duty in the South Pacific, headquartered in Guam.
As a young man, Mr. Wardell started his broadcast career as a soprano soloist, singing in minstrel shows and playing the ukulele on Bob Emery's original "Big Brother" Club on WEEI radio station in Boston. As a member of the "Strolling Players," that broadcast the first radio plays on WBZ in Boston, he drove the "Beach Wagon," handled the stage lighting and played a leading role in its summer tours where hotel ballrooms and outdoor areas were transformed into theaters.
After graduating from Southern Cal, he joined WNAC in Boston to write and announce the original commercials for Howard Johnson Restaurants, Birdseye Frosted (Frozen) Foods and for many other companies.
Mr. Wardell had his own band and radio show, "Ted and His Gang," for which he composed and sang original songs. He acted with "The WNAC Players," did a show about his travel experiences and wrote an assortment of original programs. As an announcer he did everything, including coast-to-coast broadcasts on the Mutual and CBS Networks from their studios, Symphony Hall, the Opera House and most of the nightclubs in Greater Boston. He became known as "The Voice with a Smile."
In 1933, he resigned from WNAC to make the first of 15 trips around the world through the next 50 years. With his travel adventure movies, he did experimental television for NBC in New York City. Its artists' bureau handled his lecture bookings, "Horizon Chasing, with John Wardell, Globetrotting Adventurer."
His brochure promised that he would talk about hot spots, such as the time his plane was forced down in Korea and he was almost killed by a mob, to high spots, such as the time he got locked in the Taj Mahal in India.
Mr. Wardell had articles published in numerous newspapers and magazines. He wrote several radio and stage plays. He received a national award in writing and lectured throughout the world.
After the war, he narrated films, wrote musicals produced at 20th Century/Fox Studios in Hollywood, at the Shrine Auditorium and later at the Los Angeles Opera House. He continued to lecture and travel the world.
In 1977, Mr. Wardell moved from Boston to East Harwich. On Cape Cod, he continued to travel the world as an amateur ham radio operator under the call sign, "Dog Gone Dandy." He made his last trip around the world in the mid-1980s.
He is survived by four nephews, Alfred Wardle of New York City, R.G. Nickerson of Hopkinton, Stephen Wardle of Chatham and Harold O. Nickerson of Peacham, V.T.; and four nieces, Mildred B. Nickerson of East Harwich, Ethelwyn N. Johnson of Dennisport, Alfreda L. White of Hopkinton and Betsey N. Reddish of Andover.
Visiting hours are noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral at 2 p.m. at Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, Route 28, West Harwich.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, East Harwich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Harwich Rescue Squad, c/o Harwich Ambulance Fund, 175 Sisson Road, Harwich
Dorothy Mayes, 88
Taught at Navajo school; active in Eastham church
EASTHAM - Dorothy Lee (Reavis) Mayes, 88, of Eastham, a retired teacher and librarian, died Saturday in Cranberry Pointe Nursing Home, Harwich.
She was born, raised and educated in Kansas City, Kansas. She was a graduate of Stevens College in Columbia, Mo. In 1931, Mrs. Mayes went to New Mexico where she taught at a private Navajo Indian Reservation. She later returned to Kansas City where she worked as an assistant children's librarian.
In the 1950s, she taught at the American School for Children in Pakistan. She later fulfilled many scholastic and social duties as the wife of the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She and her husband, the late Wm. Fred Mayes, retired to Eastham in 1973.
Mrs. Mayes was an active member of the Eastham United Methodist Church, especially involved with its children's ministry. She was a member of the order of the Eastern Star.
Although she was deaf, she was a prolific letter-writer, cultivating and maintaining friendships wherever she lived.
She is survived by her son, Hubert A. Mayes of Ontario, Ore.; two daughters, Carol Kurtz of Burlington, N.C. and N. Jean Mayes of Santa Fe, N.M.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eastham United Methodist Church, Route 6, Eastham. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham, will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Running Strong for American Indian Youth, c/o Scott Swaine, 175 Western Avenue, Eastham, MA 02642.
Frederick 'Hunt' Burr Jr., 76
Worked as manufacturer's representative; veteran
EAST ORLEANS - Frederick H. "Hunt" Burr, Jr., 76, who retired to East Orleans in 1985, died Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital.
He was the husband of Yolanda S. Burr.
Mr. Hunt was born in Springfield, raised in East Hampton and graduated from Williston Academy. He was a 1943 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
During World War II, Mr. Burr served with the 504th Parachute Regiment of the 32nd Airborne Division in Europe, and was with the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea. He later served with the reserves, retiring in 1968 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
In 1959, he co-founded Burr & Moynihan Associates, a manufacturers' representative company in Worcester. He remained a full partner until his retirement in 1985.
He had lived in Manchester, Conn., for many years prior to moving to West Hampton and then to East Orleans.
In Orleans, Mr. Burr was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the FISH volunteer service and the Nauset Newcomers. He also was a member of the Orleans Yacht Club.
He enjoyed cooking, gardening and golf.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Frederick H. Burr III of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea C. Burr of Lexington; and two grandsons.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Monument Road, Orleans. Burial will follow in Orleans Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, MA 02653.
Vasco A. Perry, 81
Served in merchant marine; chef at clubs, restaurants
NEW BEDFORD - Vasco Anthony Perry, 81, of New Bedford, a chef at clubs and restaurants in New Bedford and Buzzards Bay, died unexpectedly Saturday at his daughter's home in Hyannis.
He was born in New Bedford and lived there all his life. During World War II, he served in the merchant marine.
Mr. Perry worked as a chef at the Country Club of New Bedford, the Harbor Beach Club in Mattapoisett and, until his retirement, at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant in Buzzards Bay.
In New Bedford, he was a member of the International Church of Nazarene.
Mr. Perry is survived by a son, Vasco Anthony Perry II of New Bedford; a daughter, Patricia M. Cruz of Hyannis; a brother, Henry Perry of Germany; five sisters, Adelina Baptista, Ella Perry and Regina Perry, all of Fairhaven, and Anna Perry of New Bedford and Florence Brown of Boston.
He also is survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the International Church of the Nazarene in New Bedford. Burial will follow in Acushnet Cemetery.
Myer H. Finkel, 78
Co-founded congregation on Cape; managed credit union
MILTON - Myer H. Finkel, 78, a retired businessman with homes in Milton and Centerville, died Friday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston.
He was the husband of Dorothy (Bayard) Finkel.
Mr. Finkel was born in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High. He attended Massachusetts Agricultural College and Boston University.
During World War II, Mr. Finkel served with the Army and saw action in Normandy, the Rhineland and northern France, and was decorated for good conduct and meritorious service.
He was a resident of Milton for 40 years. He became the treasurer and manager of the Blue Hills Neighborhood Credit Union in 1952, which, under his direction, expanded to become the largest credit union in Massachusetts with branches in Brookline, Stoughton and Framingham. He retired in 1983 as president and chairman of the board.
Mr. Finkel was a past president of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, a member of the Credit Union Executive Society and a member of the Credit Union National Association.
He was the past president and treasurer of Temple Shalom in Milton, and one of the founders of Congregation Anshei Chesed, a conservative congregation in Marstons Mills. He also was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 696 in Milton and a member of the Moses Michael Hayes Masonic Lodge.
Besides his wife, Mr. Finkel is survived by three sons, Rabbi Mark D. Finkel of New Hampshire, Edward J. Finkel of Longmeadow and Grant B. Finkel of Brighton; and two granddaughters.
Services will be at noon today in Temple Shalom, 180 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, followed by burial in Boylston Lodge Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.
Memorial week will be at the home of Grant B. Finkel, 214 Lake Shore Rd., Apt. 2, Brighton.
Memorial gifts may be made to Temple Shalom, 180 Blue Hill Ave., Milton, MA 02186 or to Congregation Anshei Chesed, P.O. Box 587, Marstons Mills, MA 02648 or to Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua, N.H. 03060.
Charles R. Maddox, 68
Retired naval chief petty officer; custom builder
CENTERVILLE - Charles Russell Maddox, 68, a custom home builder who served in the Korean War, died Saturday at his home.
He was the husband of Marie (Giglio) Maddox.
Mr. Maddox was born in Memphis and graduated from Treadwell High School there.
He was on active duty in the Navy from 1949 to 1959, a period that included the Korean War. He then entered the reserves. He retired in 1977 as a chief petty officer. In 1978 Mr. Maddox moved to Centerville.
Mr. Maddox was a custom home builder in the Abington area and on Cape Cod. He was a versatile craftsman specializing in carpentry and masonry, building and finishing homes. He retired in 1992, after being self-employed throughout his building career.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Charles R. Maddox of Ogunquit, Maine, Robert J. Maddox of Mashpee and David A. Maddox of Hyannis; three daughters, Terry M. Wayburn of Centerville, Sharon A. Braddock of Osterville and Donna L. Weare of Cotuit; his mother, Vida (Boone) Maddox of Memphis; a brother, Leonard Maddox of Memphis; two sisters, Mildred Cooke of Lynchburg, Va., and Dorothy Wyne of Memphis; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Burial will follow.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main,Hyannis.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Antone Medeiros, 70
Served in Army in WWII; longtime fruit businessman
WEST YARMOUTH - Antone Medeiros, 70, a retired Hyannis businessman, died Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Geraldina M. (Souza) Medeiros.
Mr. Medeiros was born, raised and educated in New Bedford. In 1940, he left school to help with the family's produce farm.
In 1945 he enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal. While in the Army, he served with Squadron B of the 1386th Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command.
He married in 1952 and moved to Hyannisport in 1967, to Centerville in 1970, and to West Yarmouth in 1996.
Mr. Medeiros was the owner and operator of Bedford Fruit&Produce Co. in Hyannis for more than 42 years before retiring in 1993.
He was active in local charities.
Besides his wife, Mr. Medeiros is survived by two sons, Antone P. Medeiros of Yarmouth, and Michael A. Medeiros of Marstons M ills; a daughter, Kathleen A. Morin of Centerville; four sisters, Gloria DeMakis and Irene Pieknic, both of New Bedford, and Agnes Markowski and Josephine O'Gara, both of Dartmouth; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main St., Hyannis, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 175 West Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601.
Mary J. Pires, 90
Longtime Cape resident; raised many foster children
FALMOUTH - Mary J. (Rose) Pires, 90, a longtime resident of Cape Cod, died yesterday at the Center for Optimum Care, Falmouth, after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Manuel Pires.
Born and raised in Harwich, Mrs. Pires moved to Falmouth in 1929. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth.
Mrs. Pires raised many foster children over the years.
She is survived by two great-nieces, Juliette A. Peters of Marstons Mills, Joy Schuchman of East Falmouth; and one great-nephew, Joseph L. Corey III of Falmouth.
A funeral will form at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. (Route 28), Falmouth Center. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Route 28, East Falmouth. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home.