Formerly of Tiverton, worked in garment industry
Elsie (Quental) Ferreira, 82, of 65 Cherry St.,Fall River, formerly of Riverside Drive, Tiverton, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Mariano Ferreira.
Born in Swansea, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferreira, she had been a longtime Tiverton resident before moving to Fall River 10 years ago.
Mrs. Ferreira was a sewing-machine operator in the garment industry, and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, now UNITE.
She was a former member of the Walko Bowling League.
She leaves two daughters, Judy Correia and Nancy Soderstrom, and a son, Richard Ferreira, all of Fall River; a sister, Gilda Boyer of Tiverton; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was held Saturday, May 29, in Oliveira Funeral Home, Fall River. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Spinner had four great-great grandchildren, moved here in 1949
Mary (Motta) Arruda, 96, of 384 Briggs Road died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Charlton Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles M. Arruda.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Antone Motta and the late Antonia (Souza) Motta.
A resident of Westport since 1949, Mrs. Arruda was a spinner. She was employed at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. on Kilburn Street in Fall River until her retirement in 1958.
Mrs. Arruda was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Westport.
She leaves two daughters, Evelyn Gallant and Dolores Medeiros, both of Fall River; two brothers, Dennis Motta of Tiverton, R.I., and Lionel Motta of San Francisco; two sisters, Rosalina Cabral of Fall River and Leona Holt of Tiverton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several nephews and one niece.
She was the sister of the late Antone Motta and Emily Medeiros; grandmother of the late Christine Gallant, Kevin Medeiros and Ruth Ann Medeiros; and great grandmother of the late Deanna Medeiros and Derrick Medeiros.
Her funeral was held on Tuesday, June 1, from the Silva-Faria Funeral Home in Fall River, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church.
Samuel G. Gay
Funeral services for Samuel George Gay were held on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Church.
The Rev. Barry J. Gamache was the celebrant and homilist for the Mass. David E. Barboza was the lector and Eucharistic minister and assisted at the Mass. Samuel's grandmothers, Joan Gay and Lynda Keenan, presented the offertory gifts. Stephen Romano was the organist and soloist, Wendy O'Brien was a soloist and Beverly Simcock was the violinist for the Mass.
Burial was private. Pallbearers were Samuel's parents, David and Kendra Gay, and Samuel's uncle and aunt, Helena Gay and Kyle Keenan.
Samuel, 4-day-old infant son of David and Kendra (Keenan) Gay of 45 Lafayette Drive, died Sunday, May 16, at Women and Infants Hospital, Providence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Women and Infants Hospital, Development Foundation, 101 Dudley St., Providence, RI 02905.
James C. Shultz
Retired security guard, Navy veteran
James C. Shultz Sr., 76, of Birchswamp Road, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at home. He was the husband of the late Mary (Almeida) Shultz.
Born in New York state, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Shultz, he had lived in Warren for more than 50 years.
Mr. Shultz had been a security guard at the Wannamoisett Country Club, in East Providence, for more than 20 years before retiring. He had previously worked in maintenance at the Swansea Country Club.
A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he served for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 122, in Warren, the American Legion, Post 311, in Seekonk, the Fleet Reserve Association, and the Military Order of the Cootie.
Mr. Shultz was also a member of the German Club in Warren.
He leaves two sons, James Shultz Jr. of Warren and Louis LaValley of Fall River; and two grandchildren, Jessica Shultz of Easton, Mass., and James C. Shultz III of Dover, N.H.
His funeral was on Thursday, May 27, in the William J. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Warren. Burial was private.
Born in Azores, homemaker had 13 children, 28 grandchildren
Jorgina da Conceicao (Rego) Arruda, 83, of Forsythia Lane, Westport, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the widow of Eduardo Arruda.
Born in Sao Antonio Alem Capelas, Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Sebastiao Jose do Rego and the late Jorgina da Conceicao Oliveira. She had lived in Fall River since 1975 until recently moving to Westport.
Mrs. Arruda was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Health Church.
She leaves nine daughters, Jorgina Arruda Carvalho of Tiverton, R.I., Gabriela Arruda da Silva and Ana Maria Arruda Frias, both of Fall River, Maria de Lourdes Arruda Machado of Sao Miguel, Etelvina Medeiros, Helena A. Chaves, Maria Arruda-Penacho and Paula Cristina Guiomar, all of Westport, and Esmeralda Torres of North Dartmouth; a sister, Maria Helena do Rego of Toronto, Canada; a brother, Guilherme do Rego of Sao Miguel; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Antonio Duarte, Joao Guilherme, Maria Esmeralda and Maria da Graca Arruda, and sister of the late Antonio, Jose, Irene, Etelvina, Belmira, Maria dos Anjos, Maria Teresa and Joao do Rego.
Her funeral was at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, from the Oliveira Funeral Home, 215 Columbia St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Health Church, Cambridge Street, Fall River. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Richard H. Banville
Retired from security firm, Air Force veteran of Korean War
Richard H. Banville, 70, of Pelletier Lane, Tiverton, and formerly of Fall River, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at home. He was the husband of the late Pauline C. (Bernard) Banville.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late William J. and Emma J. (Robitaille) Banville, he had lived in the city most of his life. He moved to Tiverton 16 years ago.
Mr. Banville had worked at the former Quonset Point Naval Air Station, in North Kingstown, and also had worked for the Coca-Cola Co. and the Stafford Fuel Co., before retiring as a security guard from Best Security in Fall River.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he served as an aircraft mechanic.
Mr. Banville was a member of St. Theresa Parish.
He was a member of the Somerset Sportsman's Club, and enjoyed fishing, trap-shooting and watching wrestling.
He leaves two daughters, Denise Feinberg of Somerset and Dawn M. Banville of Tiverton; a sister, Lorraine Heroux of Fall River; a brother, Rene Banville of Somerset; and four grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Evelyn Bouchard and William, Roland, Roger, Raymond and Robert Banville.
His funeral wase held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, Fall River, with a funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church, Stafford Road, Tiverton. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.
Henry A. Quimby
retired construction worker
Henry A. Quimby, 94, of the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Metacom Avenue, and formerly of Bay View Avenue, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the home.
Born in Cranston, the son of the late Ernest and Lydia (Duley) Quimby, he lived in Bristol for 59 years after moving from Cranston. He attended Cranston schools and graduated from the Providence Trade School.
Mr. Quimby was a crane operator for the City of Cranston for 15 years before enlisting in the Army. In the Army, he was a fourth-grade technician and served in the headquarters and service company 2832, engineer combat battalion of the 540th Engineer Corps. He served for 34 months overseas, in Africa, Sicily, France and Germany. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Anzio, Italy.
When he was discharged, he moved to Bristol, where he worked for the former Rego Construction Co. of Bristol for 25 years. When they closed, he worked for Sterling Construction of Providence for three years, before retiring in 1972.
Mr. Quimby was a life member of the Bristol Elks Lodge #1860 for 36 years. A parishioner of St. Michael's Church, he was also a 50-year member of the Ionic Lodge #28 F&AM and a member of the Cup Defenders Association. He enjoyed feeding wild birds and squirrels at the Veterans Home.
Mr. Quimby leaves a daughter, Mary G. Remieres of Bristol; three granddaughters, Susan Donovan of Bristol, Sally DeGalley of Barrington and Sharon Breigner of White Marsh, Md.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral was held Tuesday, June 1, from the George C. Lima Funeral Home, with a funeral service in the chapel at the Veterans Home. The Rev. John Van Siclen officiated at the service.
Burial was in North Burial Ground, where Rev. Van Siclen officiated at graveside. Pallbearers were Robert Smith Sr., Robert Smith Jr., Carl Richard, Alex DeGalley, Glenn Donovan Sr. and Glenn Donovan Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Memorial Fund, 399 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809.
Mary C. Silvia
Mary C. (Coccio) Silvia, 87, of 250 Smithfield Road, North Providence, died Monday, May 24, 2004, in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Manuel C. Silvia.
Born in Ansonia, Conn., a daughter of the late Domenic and Bridget (Romano) Coccio, she was a resident of North Providence for the past four years. She previously lived in Warren for 20 years and in Bristol for most of her life.
Mrs. Silvia was a mender for many years for the Bristol Manufacturing Company, formerly of Bristol, retiring a number of years ago. She had previously worked for the former Collins and Aikman Company, formerly in Bristol.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
She leaves three daughters, Mary Ann Sousa of Boca Raton, Fla., Carol L. Pray of Warren and Bridget S. Hawthorne of North Providence; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Frank, John, Domenic, Anthony and Joseph Coccio.
Her funeral was on Friday, May 28, from the Sansone Funeral Home, Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Rev. Joseph D. Santos was the celebrant and homilist for the Mass. Burial was private.
Contributions in Mrs. Silvia's memory may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 757 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.
Gloria J. Whitmore
Leaves son in Warren
Gloria J. Whitmore, 70, of Lancashire Street, Providence, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Jennie (Suma) Musitano. She lived in Providence most of her life.
A devout Roman Catholic, Mrs. Whitmore had been a member of many church prayer groups.
She leaves a son, Harvey A. Whitmore of Warren; a daughter, Sharon A. Souza of Providence; a brother, Albert Musitano of South Attleboro, Mass.; a sister, Christine Kelly of Providence; and five grandchildren, Jennie, Lindsey and Nicolette Souza and Christopher and Nicholas Whitmore. She was the sister of the late Louise Azzarone, Pasquale and Alfred Musitano, and Domenic, Anthony, Concetta and Anita Giangrande.
Her funeral was on Saturday, May 29, from the Pontarelli-Marino Home in Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in the Cathedral of S.S. Peter and Paul in Providence. Se was buried in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Active in Red Cross during WWII, church deaconess
Amelia "Kay" (Souza) Tripp, 84, of Alden Road, Fairhaven, formerly of Westport, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Alden Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was the widow of Ralph W. Tripp Jr.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Marianno and Georgianna (Medeiros) Souza. She lived in Westport most of her life.
Mrs. Tripp was a member of Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church in Tiverton, R.I., where she served as deaconess.
She was very active in the American Red Cross during World War II. She was also a member of the Ladies Aide Society of Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church.
She leaves two sons, Ralph W. Tripp III of New Bedford and retired Lt. Cmdr. Leighton H. Tripp, Coast Guard, of Long Beach, Miss.; her foster daughter, Faye M. (Smith) Wilbur of Tiverton; three sisters, Belmedia Taveira of Fall River, Georgianna Bomia of Monroe, Mich., and Florida, and Delores Medeiros of Fall River; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Mary White, Irene Vieira, Ann Souza, Marianno Souza, Joseph Souza, Manuel Souza and Arthur Souza.
Her funeral services were Friday, May 28, at the Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, Tiverton. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport. Arrangements were by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.
Patricia M. Cobb
Member of the Barrington Garden Club
Patricia M. Cobb, 81, of Surrey Road, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Orchard View Manor, East Providence.
Born in Bronxville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Carl A. Pearl (Carley) Moses, she lived in Barrington since 1951.
Mrs. Cobb was a job placement coordinator for the Rhode Island State Employment Agency for 10 years before retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the Barrington Garden Club and the Rhode Island Save the Bay. She was a volunteer for Barrington Meals on Wheels and a former Cob Scout leader. She enjoyed gardening, swimming and ceramics.
She leaves three sons, Richard S. Cobb Jr. of Barrington, Christopher T. Cobb of Franklin, Mass., and Jonathan W. Cobb of Dorchester, Mass.; and four grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Alan W. Moses and Frederick T. Moses.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in the Barrington Congregational Church, County Road. Burial will follow in Oakgrove Cemetery, Falmouth, Mass. Arrangements by the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside.
native of the Azores
Manuel Soares, 88, of Albert Avenue, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Maria dos Anjos (Silva) Soares. They had been married for 65 years.
Born in Sao Miguel, the Azores, the son of the late Manuel and Maria Gloria Soares, he came to the United States in 1969, settling in Barrington.
Mr. Soares had been an elevator operator for American Insulated Wire for 10 years.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Maria Pacheco of Barrington; a son, Gilbert Soares of Cambridge, Canada; two grandsons and four great-grandsons.
He was the brother of the late Maria Aguiar and Maria Gloria Martins.
The funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 7, at Rebello Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.