Harvey A. Whipple III
Certified nursing assistant, grew up in Warren
Harvey Abbott Whipple III, 48, of Hyannis, Mass., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at home. He was the former husband of Kathleen A. (Parker) Whipple of Harwich, Mass.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Dr. Harvey A. Whipple Jr. of Brewster, Mass., and the late Lesa (McNulty) Whipple. He was raised in Warren and educated in Warren elementary schools and the junior high school. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Europe and the United States from 1974 until 1976, when he was discharged as a specialist 4th class. He joined the Rhode Island Army National Guard and served as a staff sergeant and was later commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant.
After moving to Cape Cod, he studied at Cape Cod Community College, earning a certificate as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). He worked at the Hyannis Skilled Care Center as a CNA and also at the J.M.L. Care Center in Falmouth, Mass. He was also employed by the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod.
Mr. Whipple was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling.
Besides his former wife and father, he leaves a son, Matthew D. Whipple, and a daughter, Alyssa L. Whipple, both of Harwich; four brothers, David B. Whipple of Newport News, Va., Kevin K. Whipple of Surfside, S.C., Andrew R. Whipple of Waldonboro, Maine, and Nathan Whipple of Dennis, Mass.; four sisters, Lesa A. Nicholson of Kailhua, Hawaii, Sharon M. Andres of Charleston, Rhode Island, Leslie M. McCarthy of Dennisport, Mass., and Dorian V. Robinson of Cypress, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral was on Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Doane, Beal & Ames funeral home, in South Dennis, Mass. He was buried in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Carl B. Garey
4-H Club agent, active in Amicable Church
Carl B. Garey, 95, of Middletown, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Thatcher) Garey, with who, he lived at John Clarke for several years until her death in 2002. He had previously been married to the late Helen Boyd Garey.
Mr. Garey was the Newport County 4-H Club agent from 1930 until 1945. He continued his 4-H work in upstate New York until retiring in 1964.
During his retirement, he and his wife Helen returned to his beloved White Mountains in New Hampshire where he became director of two Appalachian Mountain Club camps for several years.
After Helen's death in 1969, he returned to Rhode Island and joined Amicable Congregational Church in Tiverton where he was active as treasurer and Sunday School superintendent. In 1977, Mr. Garey married college friend Carolyn Thatcher.
He leaves two daughters, Alice Garey of Ithaca, N.Y., and Nancy (James) Miller of Rush, N.Y.; and two grandsons, Bradford Miller of West Henrietta, N.Y., and Richard Miller of Wayland, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to Amicable Congregational Church, 3737 Main Road, Tiverton, RI, or to the Appalachian Mountain Club, Joy Street, Boston, MA.
Carolyn Owens Leary
Art supervisor, columnist,
historical society director
Carolyn Owen Leary of Fox Hill, Westwood, Mass., formerly of Tiverton, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at home. She was the wife of the late District Court Judge Gordon Owen, and the late Cmdr. Raymond Leary, USN, Ret..
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Eugene and Nettie (Nichols) Baxter, she had lived in Fall River, Taunton and Tiverton before moving to Westwood.
Mrs. Leary had been an art supervisor in the New Bedford School Department. She was also curator and executive director of the Old Colony Historical Society, and a columnist at the Taunton Gazette before retiring.
She was a 1933 graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Fall River, a 1938 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and she received a master's degree from Bridgewater State College. In 1990, she received an honorary degree in fine arts from RISD.
Mrs. Leary had been president of the Taunton Women's Republican Club, and a member of the Republican State Committee, and its executive board.
She was a member of the Tiverton Planning Board.
She leaves a son, Richard Owen of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Dale Coxe of Marblehead, Mass., and Leslie Ryan of Plymouth, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Her funeral was private.
Former textile worker was born in Westport
Alice (Machado) Baptista, 72, of Middle Street, formerly of Platt Street, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Highlander Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness. She was the wife of Charles Baptista.
Born in Westport, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Marina (Perry) Machado. She lived in Fall River for most of her life.
Mrs. Baptista was employed in the local textile industry for many years prior to an early retirement due to disability. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She had been a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church.
Besides her husband, she leaves a goddaughter and niece who was like a daughter to her, Patricia Wisniewski of Westport; two sisters, Laura Pereira of Fall River and Elizabeth Ferreira of New Bedford; and several other nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was on Monday, Jan. 26, from the Silva-Faria Funeral Home with a Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment was in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Elmer G. Brevik, Jr.
WWII Army veteran was
Westport police officer
Elmer G. "Swede" Brevik Jr., 85, of Westport died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Concorde (Bastille) Brevik.
Born in Sioux City, Iowa, he was the son of the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Bennett) Brevik. He lived in Westport most of his life.
He was a communicant of St. George Church.
Mr. Brevik was a police officer for the town of Westport until his retirement in 1978.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 145 of Westport.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Paul G. Brevik of Westport; a daughter, Ann Marie Bouchard of Westborough; a sister, Delores Clifton of Lynnwood, Wash.; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Gordon Brevik and Donald Brevik.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road.
William W. Sousa Jr.
Air Force veteran of two wars
William Walter Sousa Sr., 75, of Merritt Drive, Tiverton, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Dolores (Paradis) Sousa.
Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late August and Angelina (Motta Vieira) Sousa.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, he had served for 21 years before retiring. He received the Presidential Unit Citation with battle stars, the Korean war Medal, the Vietnam War Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, the European Theater Campaign Medal and the Commendation Medal. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pvt. Woodrow Silvia Post 5392, in Tiverton.
Mr. Sousa was a communicant of Holy Ghost Parish.
He was an avid woodworker.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, William W. Sousa Jr. of Avenel, N.J., and Glenn V. Sousa of Warwick; two sisters, Leonora Tavares of Tiverton and Juliette Mello of Pawtucket; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was the brother of the late John Sousa, Manuel Amaral and Carmen Dube.
His funeral will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 9 a.m. from the Pocasset Memorial Funeral Home, 462 Main Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Ghost Church, Judson Street. Burial will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery.
Wayne D. Eubank
Avid fishermanbelonged to North American Fishing Club
Wayne Dennis Eubank, 55, of Middleboro, died Sunday at Morton Hospital in Taunton after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jeanette G. (Millette) Eubank.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest H. and Grace (Dennis) Eubank. For most of his life, he lived in Fall River and Westport.
He attended school in Fall River.
Mr. Eubank was a security officer with Talbot's for the last 12 years.
He was a life member of the North American Fishing Club and Seaconnet Sportsman's Club. Mr. Eubank was an avid fisherman, a football enthusiast and NASCAR fan.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Wayne D. Eubank Jr. of Fall River.
He was the father of the late Scott M. Eubank.
Arrangements were by the Ashley Funeral Home in Middleboro.
Marie Louise A. Thurston
Housing authority executive director, expert quilter
Marie Louise Astrid (Pacaud) Thurston, 69, of 38 Mary Lane, Portsmouth, formerly of 35 Lehigh Terrace, Portsmouth, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at home. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Mott Thurston.
Born in New York City on Oct. 31, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Astrid (Skotte) Pacaud.
In 1970, Mrs. Thurston began as a clerk typist for the Town of Portsmouth Housing Authority at Quaker Manor. In 1983, she became the executive director and retired from that position in 1988.
Mrs. Thurston was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth. She was currently serving as a trustee of the Portsmouth Free Public Library and was a member of Quilters by the Sea and of the Portsmouth Arts Guild. She was an avid quilter who won numerous awards for her quilts, depictions of some of which have been published.
She was a 1952 graduate of Rogers High School. She then studied retailing at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York. After graduation she worked for Filenes in Boston. She left that position to be married and raise a family.
Mrs. Thurston was active in many local organizations and formerly held leadership positions in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, St. Mary's Parent Teacher Fellowship, Band and Athletic Boosters in Portsmouth, and the Grand Squares Square Dance Club.
She leaves a son, Mark Mott Thurston of Flagstaff, Az; two daughters, Lynn Ann Thurston of Portsmouth and Pamela Jean Rohdenburg of Nantucket; and two grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, Jan.30, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Churchyard in Portsmouth.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2568 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or to the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Wagon Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Jose F. Maciel
Cabinet maker for Pearson Yachts, professional soccer player
Jose Francisco Maciel, 81, of Harrison Street, Fall River, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Agueda (Silvia) Maciel; they would have celebrated their 58th anniversary on Feb. 2.
Born in Faial, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose F. and Rosa (Nascimento) Maciel.
Mr. Maciel was employed for 27 years by Pearson Yachts of Portsmouth, R.I., as a cabinet maker.
Before coming to this country, he was a professional soccer player for Braga. Upon arrival here, he was instrumental in the development of soccer leagues throughout the area, notably Bristol Sports, the Academic Club and Fall River Athletic Club, where he worked as a trainer.
In addition to his passion for athletics, he played the drums in the St. Anthony Band and the Azoriana Band Club, both of Fall River.
Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Rosa Quintas of Westport, Emily McBride of Georgia and Tina Brown of Alabama; a son, Jose Maciel Jr. of Fall River; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of three late brothers and three late sisters.
Arrangements were by AF Almeida & Son Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St. , Fall River.
Craig W. Nitsche
Truck driver, Marine veteran, avid fisherman
Craig W. "Gator" Nitsche, 49, of Sanford Road, died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, after an extended illness. He was the husband of Karen (Holden) Nitsche.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late David W. and Shirley R. (Pedder) Nitsche, and son-in-law of James and Patricia (Fielding) Holden of Mattapoisett, he had been a Westport resident for the past ten years. He was a parishioner of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fall River.
He was an employee of Jesse James Transportation Co. of Rehoboth and proudly kept the Peterbilt truck he drove shined to perfection. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Nitsche traveled throughout the United State and Japan. Locally, his love for the water extended from Westport Harbor to Cuttyhunk Island where he enjoyed fishing for striped bass from his boat. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Men's Cafe League in Somerset for many years. He also enjoyed attending drag races and watching W.W.E.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Craig William Nitsche II of Redwood City, Calif.; a daughter, Kylie Ann Nitsche of Warwick; a brother, David W. Nitsche Jr.; a sister, Cindy Lou (Nitsche) Perry of North Dartmouth; a sister-in-law, Debra Gomes of Acushnet; and a best friend, Leigh Vandel of Tiverton; He was "Uncle Gator" to several nieces, nephews and one great niece.
Funeral arrangements are by Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
Santo J. Guastello
Mobil operations manager
was World War II veteran
Santo J. Guastello, 77, of Belton Road, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was the husband of Catherine C. (Seccareccia) Guastello; they had been married 56 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Carmelo and Maria (Capello) Guastello, he had lived in Barrington for many years.
Mr. Guastello was an exploration operation manager for Mobil Oil Co. for 37 years before retiring. His last assignment was with the U.S. Marine Division as an operations manager during exploratory drilling in the Baltimore Canyon. He had been given special recognition at a national sales meeting in Atlanta for his endeavors in establishing the off-shore terminal at Quonset Point. After retirement, he returned to Mobil as a consultant during the terminal's dismantling.
While with Mobil he was active in the Federal Credit Union, the Benevolent Society and the Junior Achievement Program. He served two terms as president and three terms as treasurer of the Mobil Annuitants Club of New England.
He was a communicant of Holy Angels Church.
Mr. Guastello was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. Upon arriving in Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, he was assigned to the adjutant general's department of Army headquarters in the Far East.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Stephen J. Guastello of Delafield, Wis.; two sisters, Rose V. Siniak of Pawtucket and Victoria A. Dunning of Scituate; and a granddaughter. He was a brother of the late Josephine L. Paterno and John J. Guastello Sr.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home in East Providence, with a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue. Burial followed in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.