Friday, September 7, 2007

09/07 The Herald News

The Herald News

Leonard H. Williams, Sr.

Williams, Leonard H. Sr., of Easton formerly of Plymouth and Somerset at the age of 85 after a brief illness. September 5th 2007 Former husband of the late Leona (Lenortavage) Williams. Loving father of Ann Medeiros of Apache Junction, AZ and Leonard H. Williams Jr. of Fall River. Devoted brother of Henry Williams and Earl Williams both of Somerset the late Everett and Lloyd Williams, Marion “Bernice” Remy, Norma Vanasse, and Gertrude Spencer. Also survived by 2 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne Monday at 2:00 PM. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 For additional information and directions visit our web site at

Barbara (Drayton) Shanks
Barbara (Drayton) Shanks, born and raised in Fall River, passed away in Maryland on August 31, 2007. She leaves to mourn her death one sister, Cecilia Drayton Grady, and two brothers, Carl J. Drayton and Frederick A. Drayton Sr., and a son Wade L. Shanks.

William Joseph Sullivan
William Joseph Sullivan husband of Margaret Mary (Nawrocki) Sullivan. His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday September 8, 2007 at 10am in Church of the Holy Name 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. His visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place 178 Winter St., Fall River. Flowers welcome or memorial contribution may be made to The William J. Sullivan Memorial Fund, proceeds of which will benefit Lung Cancer research c/o John E. Saulino, Esquire, Saulino and Silvia, P.C., 550 Locust St., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. For directions or to send a tribute visit:

Paul A. DaSilva
Paul A. DaSilva, 37, of Fall River, died Tuesday after a short illness. Born in St. Michael, Azores, beloved son of Jose and Cacilda (Costa) DaSilva. He was a landscaper and had worked at Quaker Fabrics for several years. Father of Chad P. DaSilva, brother of Henry, Eddie and Steve DaSilva, Maria Sarmento and Ana Mello. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday at 8:00 AM from the Silva Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St. with his funeral mass to follow in Espirito Santo Church at 9:00. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8.

Joseph Farrell
On September 5, 2007, Joseph Farrell died at Georgetown Hospital, following a stroke. He was 85 years old. Mr. Farrell was born in Fall River, MA and lived there until World War II, when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served with the 6th Marines in the Pacific Theater on Okinawa and China. In 1947, he moved to the Washington area and worked for Greyhound Lines, Inc. until he retired in 1984. Although currently of Silver Spring, MD, Mr. Farrell lived in College Park for 47 years. He was a long-time and active participant in the College Park Boys Club and the Catholic Youth Organization of Holy Redeemer Church, volunteering much of his free time to coaching youth baseball. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Fitzgerald Farrell; his son, Joseph Charles Farrell, Jr; daughter, Kathleen Tynan; five grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Gertrude Deda of Fall River, MA. Friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, September 9, between 7 and 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olney on Monday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Carl B. Boudakian
Adamsville, RI - Carl B. “Barry” Boudakian, 64, of Adamsville passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Lawton) Boudakian.
  Born in Fall River, son of the late Harry H. and Elsie A. (Westman) Boudakian, he had lived in Adamsville for the last 39 years. Mr. Boudakian was a self employed automotive machinist. A United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was awarded 2 bronze stars while serving his country. He was a former member of the Westport Lions Club.
Including his wife, he is survived by a son: Brian D. Boudakian of Adamsville; a niece and several nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit
Private arrangements are under the direction of the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Rd., Westport.

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