Brenda L. Rogers
Manager of Joals Garage, home health care worker
Brenda L. (Cambra) Rogers, 49, of Westport died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at William W. Backus Hospital.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Frederic A. Cambra of Lakeland, Fla., and the late Beverly E. (Belanger) Cambra. She lived in Westport most of her life.
Ms. Rogers was a manager at Joals Garage Inc. in Westport. She also was a home health care worker at various area homes for many years.
Besides her father, she leaves her paternal grandmother, Althea L. (Hart) Navin of Lakeland; three sons, John J. Cambra III and Derek S. Viveiros, both of Fall River, and Cory Rogers of New Bedford; three daughters, Lisa L. Mack of Fall River, Victoria J. Viveiros-Rodrigues of Westport and Kerry Rogers of New Bedford; two brothers, Charles A. Cambra and Albert J. Cambra, both of Westport; a sister, Cheryl A. Navin of Westport; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Frederic A. Cambra Jr. and Karen L. Cambra.
Her funeral was on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.
Grandfather of 28 was WWII Army veteran, security officer
Albert Jacob, 83, of Pleasant Street, Fall River, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Bertha (Ross) Jacob.
Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rhea (Sylvia) Jacob. He was a lifelong resident of Fall River with many family members living in Westport.
Before his retirement in 1990, Mr. Jacob was a security officer with National Services in Newport, R.I.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Jacob was a communicant of St. Anthony of the Desert Church in Fall River.
He leaves two sons, Albert Jacob, Jr., of Wilson, N.C., and David Ross Jacob of Jefferson City, Tenn.; seven daughters, Barbara Lampert of Westport, Carol Combs of Fall River, Janet Mosher of Westport, Nancy Ponte of Westport, Alane Babington of Norton, Linda Bourgeois of Westport and Brenda L. Jacob of Tiverton; a sister, Doris Cadime of Westport; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Margaret Boudria and the grandfather of the late Ross Dufault.
Funeral services are private. Arrangements are by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
Dorothy R. Baker
Dorothy R. Baker, 93, of Candleberry Road, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Evergreen House, East Providence. She was the wife of Fred L. Baker Jr.
Born in Worcester, Mass., a daughter of the late Frederick A. and Victoria (De Fosse) Lupien, she had lived in Barrington for three years, previously residing in North Grafton, Mass., for 33 years.
She leaves a son, Raymond R. Baker of Barrington; four grandchildren, Raymond A. Baker of East Providence, Brian C. Baker of Newport, Robert B. Baker of Boston and Cynthia Schilling of Greenboro, N.C.; and three great-granddaughters.
The funeral was held Saturday from W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, in Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church, in Barrington. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.
Michelle C. Bledsoe
Logistics management specialist at NUWC
Michelle Collene Bledsoe, 56, of 42 Lepes Road, Portsmouth, died Wednesday, March 24, 2003, at Newport Hospital, Newport. She was the fiancee of John M. Sullivan of Portsmouth.
Born in Kentfield, Calif., she was a daughter of Dorice (Anderson) Aull of Newport, and the late William Zauss, and a stepdaughter of Elinor Zauss of San Diego, Calif., and the late Arthur Aull.
Ms. Bledsoe was a logistics management specialist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
A member of Trinity Church, she had served on its vestry, and was a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed volunteering and helping the different groups within the church.
She was a great scrapbooker, and enjoyed working in her garden at home and knitting.
Besides her fiance, mother and stepmother, she leaves a daughter, Kari Elizabeth Reardon of Middletown; five brothers, Timothy J. Harvey and David Aull, both of Portsmouth, James Aull of Middletown, Barry Zauss of Lakeside, Calif., and Barney Zauss of Wellington, Utah; two sisters, Patty Anne Bezak of Cumberland and Nancy Madsen of Santee, Calif.; and three granddaughters.
Her funeral was held Tuesday, March 30, in Trinity Church, Newport. Burial was St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.
Philip James Bray
Professor of physics at Brown University
Philip James Bray, 78, a resident of Barrington from 1955 to 1968, died at Evergreen House in East Providence on Tuesday, March 23, 2004.
The son of the late Reverend Harry James Bray and the late Ruth Moerdyke Bray of Pittsburgh, Prof. Bray was a longtime member of the Barrington Congregational Church. In his later years he was active at Providence's First Unitarian Church, donating funds to the rebuilding of the Parish House, where his name is listed with others on a plaque.
After a brief stint in the Army, Prof. Bray enrolled at Brown University, where he got his bachelor's degree in 1948. He went on to get a Ph.D. in physics at Harvard, where he met Marion Cooperman. They married and moved to Mr. Bray's assistant professorship at RPI in Troy, N.Y., where children Carolyn and Richard (Dickie) were born. In 1955 the family moved to Barrington, so Prof. Bray could take up his duties as a new professor in the physics department at Brown. In 1958 the family lost Dickie to a freak accident. In 1959 son Philip James Jr. was born, followed by Katherine Mary Elizabeth in 1965. In 1969 Phil and Marion divorced. He had a brief marriage to Emma Beebe in the early 70s.
Prof. Bray's life at Brown University centered on physics, especially glass and nuclear magnetic studies, in which he was a pioneer. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He published over 230 articles, gave over 45 invited talks, and was appointed the Hazard Professor of Physics at Brown. He was chairman of Brown's Physics Department from 1963-1968. He took three sabbaticals in England, two at the Department of Glass Technology in Sheffield.
Prof. Bray was accorded many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1969, and a Winston Churchill Overseas Fellowship at Cambridge University in 1985. In 1991 he received the Sir Nevill Mott Award for "outstanding contributions to the field of Glass Science." In 1995 he chaired the Thirteenth International Symposium on Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions at Brown University. In 1996 The Second International Conference on Borate Crystals, Glasses and Melts was held in his honor at Abingdon, England.
Prof. Bray retired from teaching in 1990. Throughout his career he had taught classes as diverse as physics for pre-med students and astronomy. He enjoyed teaching astronomy, and was the local news teams' go-to person on astronomical phenomena at the time.
He is survived by daughters Carolyn Bray of Providence and Kathy Bray of Los Angeles, Calif.; son Jim Bray of Providence; sister-in-law Mrs. Harry W. Bray; nephew Harry Bray of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and two cats, Keesh and Guesty. He was the brother of the late Harry W. Bray.
There was a funeral service at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday, March 27, and burial at Forest Chapel in Barrington. There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Prof. Bray at Brown University on May 7. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Heart Association and consider becoming an organ donor.
Nicholas Meyer Bruining
Former manager for IBM, W.W. II veteran
Nicholas Meyer Bruining, 84, of Shaw Road died Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at home. He was the husband of Elizabeth (DeLeeuw) Bruining. They had been married for 59 years.
Born in Garfield, N.J., on March 26, 1919, a son of the late Ebele H. and Clara M. Bruining, he retired to Little Compton in 1974 after residing in Maywood, N.J.
Mr. Bruining had been a division accounting manager for IBM for 37 years.
He was a member of the 4th Fighter Group, Army Air Forces, during World War II.
Mr. Bruining was a graduate of Eastern Christian Academy and attended New York University.
He was a former elder and deacon in the Christian Reformed Church. He was a member of the board of directors of the Christian Health Care Center, in Wyckoff, N.J., and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Newport. He served as a past secretary of the Little Compton Nurses Association, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.
He enjoyed gardening and home projects.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Henry E. Bruining of South Boston, Va.; and three daughters, Elizabeth Bruining Arruda of Little Compton, Wilma Clare Bruining of Little Compton and Anne MiOK Bruining of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Ebele H. Bruining of Lodi, N.J.; three sisters, Charlotte Schwer of Citrus Heights, Calif., Cornelia Von Suskil of Vineland, N.J., and Alma Wisse of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Henry E., Arthur and Richard Bruining.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 27 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Compton.
Parishioner of St. Theresa Church
Elsie (Correia) Davis, 82, of Stafford Road, Tiverton, died Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Harold I. Davis.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Almeida) Correia, she had lived in Fall River before moving to Tiverton in 1957.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker, and a parishioner of St. Theresa Church.
She leaves a son, Glenn Davis of Tiverton; a daughter, Deborah Davis of Little Compton; a sister, Millie Strovoudis in California; and a grandson, Tony Silva who is serving in Iraq with the Rhode Island National Guard. She was the sister of the late Edward and Raymond Correia, and Inez Keaton.
Her funeral will be held Friday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Theresa Church, Stafford Road, Tiverton. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.
Fred H. Fiske
Fred H. Fiske, 85, of DeLeon Springs, Fla., died Friday, March 26 at the Woodland Terrace Nursing Center in DeLand, Fla. He was the husband of Shirley E. Fiske, his wife of 65 years.
Mr. Fiske was born in Franklin, Mass., and moved to DeLeon Springs in 1999 from Wolfboro, N.H. He was a retired engineer for the New England Telephone Company and was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a staff sergeant.
His father, Fred Fiske Sr. ran the U.S. Rubber Co. during World War II and he has many family members in Bristol.
He was a member of the Pioneers of America, the Masons and the NRA. Mr. Fiske believed that old soldiers never die. They just fade away.
Besides his wife, Mr. Fiske leaves a daughter, Nancy Fairley of Northboro, Mass.; a son, Richard H. Fiske of DeLeon Springs; a brother, Lincoln Fiske of Bethel, Maine; and four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 111 North Frederick Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, Fla., is handling the arrangements.
Funeral services were held for Michael Grimo on Friday, March 26, 2004, from the Sansone Funeral Home, with a Mass Of Christian burial in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church.
The Rev. Henry P. Zinno, Jr. was the celebrant and homilist for the Mass. The offertory gifts were presented by his grandson, John P. Grimo, and granddaughter, Cheryl Wagoner. Stephen Romano was the organist and soloist for the Mass.
Burial with military honors followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, where Father Zinno read the committal prayers. Pallbearers were Stephen Perry, Michael Perry, Alan J. Perry, John P. Grimo, Andrew F. Campagnone and Phillip R. Wagoner.
Mr. Grimo, 83, the husband of Elizabeth (Jones) Grimo, of 1014 Hope St., died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Crestwood Nursing and Convalescent Home, Warren.
Joan L. Brown
Grandmother of eight, worked worked at Silas Brown Clothing
Joan L. (Leeming) Brown, 76, of Milton Street, Fall River, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at home. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Brown, Jr.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Elwood P. Leeming and the late Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Leeming. She lived on New Boston Road in Fall River for many years, and Cape Bial Lane in Westport. She also spent seven years in Stuart, Fla., returning to Fall River a year ago.
Mrs. Brown attended Lesley College in Cambridge. She worked at Silas Brown Clothing and Gifts in Westport for many years.
A former member of First Congregational Church of Fall River, she was an avid gardener and former member of Truesdale Hospital Auxillary.
She leaves a daughter, Elizabeth A. Brown of Little Compton; three sons, Douglas H. Brown of Westport, Robert E. Brown of East Providence and Walter A. Brown III of Dartmouth; two brothers, Elwood P. Leeming of Stuart, Fla., and Eldredge P. Leeming of Vero Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Her memorial service will be announced. Burial is private. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, Fall River.
John J. Larned
Leaves son in Barrington
John J. Larned, 92, of Rumford, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at home. He was the husband of the late Barbara E. (Golden) Larned.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late John W. and Kathryn (Conway) Larned, he lived in East Providence for 80 years.
Mr. Larned was a railway mail clerk for the United States Postal Service, in Providence, for 25 years before retiring in 1977. He also worked in the Providence Main Postal Office for six years.
He was a communicant of St. Margaret Church in Rumford, and a 48-year communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
He was a member of the East Providence Senior Center and the East Providence Knights of Columbus and the Firefly Country Club.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific on the USS Saufley.
He enjoyed golfing and playing cribbage.
He leaves a daughter, Marilyn L. Soraghan of Litchfield, N.H.; four sons, Christopher E. Larned of Barrington, John W. Larned of Thornton, Penn., Robert T. Larned of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mark C. Larned of Wakefield; and 12 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Walter J. Larned and Dorothy M. Murphy.
The funeral was held Thursday, March 25, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside, with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Church. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Mary B. Carvalho
sewing machine operator
Mary B. (Souza) Carvalho, 89, of O Drive, Westport, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Catholic Memorial Home after a brief illness. She was the widow of Manuel Carvalho.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Almeida) Souza. She had lived in Westport for the past 53 years.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Carvalho worked as a sewing machine operator for Shelburn Shirt Co. in Fall River and also worked in retail for Darwood Manufacturing Co. in Fall River.
Mrs. Carvalho was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church in Westport and was also a member of the Our Lady of Grace Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Carvalho enjoyed playing bingo, shopping and most of all spending time with her family.
She leaves two sons, Manuel Carvalho Jr. and his wife, Betty Anne, and Richard D. Carvalho and his wife, Janice, all of Westport; two daughters, Evelyn Cambra and her husband, James, of Westport and Pauline Furtado and her husband, Joseph, of Kissimee, Fla.; four brothers, Louis B. Souza of Harmony, Maine, John B. Souza of Westport, David B. Souza of St. Johnsville, N.Y. and Daniel B. Souza of Westport; two sisters, Laura Reyckert of Westport and Gloria B. Santos of Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Joseph Souza, Antone Souza, Frank Souza and Manuel B. Souza.
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Arrangements are by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.