In Taunton, October 26, 2018, Jeffrey P. Annunziato, passed away suddenly at Morton Hospital at the age of 54. Born in Taunton, Jeffrey was the son of Constance (Frappier) Annunziato and the late John Annunziato. He was a graduate of Taunton High School class of 1982, Cornell University class of 1986 and he received his masters degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University class of 1988. Jeffrey was employed as an Electrical Engineer at General Dynamics in Taunton. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St Andrews chapter and a recipient of the Marion Medal in 2017. Jeffrey enjoyed growing his own hops and brewing his own beer. He was an avid New England sports fan especially the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He was the brother of Edward Annunziato and his wife Mary of Taunton, Paul Annunziato and his wife Linda of Mendon, Carol Annunziato of Taunton, and Mark Annunziato and his wife Raissa of NY. He was also the uncle of Kate and Emily Annunziato of Mendon, Theodore, and Eliza of NY. Funeral from the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home 70 Washington Street in Taunton Tuesday, October 30th at 9 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Taunton at 10 am. Calling hours will be on Monday from 5-8 pm. Interment St. Francis Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers donations in Jeffreys memory may be made to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 19 Kilmer Ave, Taunton, MA, 02780 or to any charity of one's choice. To sign the online guestbook, obituaries and directions, visit our website www.okeefewade.com.
In Taunton, Adelino Teixeira June 3, 2017, Passed away in Morton Hospital following a lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer. He was born in Taunton, the son of Adelino V. & Maria (Martins) Teixeira of Taunton. Adelino had resided all his life in Taunton. He was a graduate of Taunton High School, class of 1982, and graduated from East Coast Aero Tech in Bedford, MA. Adelino prior to his illness was employed as an automobile mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football, and attending his nephews sporting events. Adelino will be mostly known as a fighter until the end and for being a loving and devoted person who cherished his time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved son Ryan Adelino Teixeira of East Taunton. His siblings, Ann Teixeira Cabral and her husband Arthur Jr. of Taunton, Joseph Teixeira of Taunton, and John Teixeira and his wife Melissa of Taunton. His nieces and nephews Alysha, Tyler, Aryana, Grace, John, Jacob, Zack, Dylan, and his great-nephew A.J. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780 on Friday at 10:30 am. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church at 11:30 am. Funeral home visiting hours are on Thursday from 5-8 pm. Burial in the family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton.
So sadden to learn of My friend and classmate Ray's passing.We had some good times in school and especially that Day we all spent on martha's Vineyard.
Taken way too soon you were a kind and gentle soul and were friend with many. Fly high my friend on your new journey soar with the angels my friend.You are pain free..RIP Dear Sweet Ray ...
Karla Jo (Womack) Holiday, age 52 lost her short battle with cancer on July 22, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Green- ville, SC. Karla is survived by her three loving children, Morgan age 25, Brooke age 21, and Donovan age 15, all of Wellford, SC. She also leaves behind her parents, Johnny and Sheila Womack, her sister Kelly Womack, and her nephews Jay and Devin Lopes, all of Taunton, MA. Karla graduated from Taunton High School in 1982, then attended Maria College in Albany, NY where she studied occupational therapy.
Mr. Wayne B. Zilch, of Taunton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 10 at his residence. He was the former husband of Laurie (Susol) Zilch. He was born 52 years ago in Great Britain, the son of the late Charles W. Zilch and the late Barbara (Young) Donovan. He was the stepson of Nancy (Reed) Zilch. Wayne was educated in Taunton, having graduated from Taunton High School, and had been a city resident for most of his life. He was formerly employed as a printing supervisor for Courier Corp. of Stoughton and Westford for 15 years. He was previously employed at Rand McNally in Taunton for 15 years. Wayne was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club. He enjoyed shooting, playing golf, and walking in the Massasoit State Park with his dogs, Buster Brown, Foxy, Rocky, and Baby Ruth.
In addition to his former wife, of Brockton, he leaves 1 brother: Warren Zilch and his wife, Jeanne of Great Britain; 1 sister: Donna L. Dusseault and her husband, Douglas of Taunton; 4 nephews: Joseph, Jack, and Max Zilch, and Derek Dusseault; 1 niece: Cassie Dusseault, and his best friend, “Sara.”
We were sadden to hear poet José “Joe” Gouveia passed away yesterday, May 10, after a long battle with cancer. Joe and Extract(s) editor Jenn Monroe graduated from the MFA in Poetry program at New England College in January 2008 and we were pleased to include him in our In Place LIVE series two years ago as the program celebrated its 10th anniversary celebration. The bio below the video is the one we ran with it originally and reflects how Joe lived “the writer’s life.” You can find out more about him at his website: http://joegouveia.com/.
Joe Gouveia is a poet, journalist & poetry radio personality who lives his writer’s life on Cape Cod. He is Poetry Curator at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; author, the Meter Man poetry column for the Barnstable Patriot newspaper in Hyannis; and host of the Poets Corner poetry radio show out of WOMR-FM Provincetown. Having received his MFA in Poetry from New England College, Gouveia has been published in X Magazine (Ghana), The Stalking Tongue (Australia), Blue Collar Review, The Best of MAP of Austin Poetry Anthology, Alehouse, Naugatuck River Review, and the Boston Herald, among others. He has appeared on WGBH Boston and online via Public Broadcasting. He has served as Editor on 3 poetry anthologies, most recently Rubber Side Down, the biker poet anthology. Poet Martín Espada has said of his work, “Joe Gouveia’s poetry roars and rumbles like a Harley Davidson into our collective consciousness. If Walt Whitman were alive today to hear America singing, he’d hear the voice of Joe Gouveia.”
Well-known Cape Cod poet Joe Gouveia, 49, of Hyannis, died at home early Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer.
The first-generation Portuguese-American had his poetry published in six countries on four continents. He hosted the radio show "Poet's Corner" on Provincetown's local radio station WOMR 92.1 FM, and wrote a column in the Barnstable Patriot. His book of poetry, "Saudades," was released last month.
Gouveia passionately wrote about his heritage, motorcycles and his family. His poetry and his wife, Josy, kept him strong while he was ill, according to his friends.
Lauren Wolk, associate director at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, last saw Gouveia at a Sandwich hospice in March. She said she was happy he lived to see "Saudades" published.
"Joe fought more gallantly, I believe, than anyone I've known," Wolk said. "He was working hard with his publishers to get this book out."
Mary Ellen Redmond, a friend and fellow poet, said Gouveia will leave a long-standing legacy in the poetry world. Redmond met Gouveia in the late 1990s, when she was new to performing poetry.
They hit it off, and he supported and coached her in the years that followed, she said.
"Joe did so much in regards to the poetry movement on the Cape," Redmond said. "He did it selflessly. It was never about him. He did it for poetry. He will be missed."
George Deandrade formerly of Taunton passed April 6, 2013. He was 48. Husband of Maria G. (Fontes) Deandrade of Pawtucket, RI. Father of Christopher Deandrade for Fl. Brother of Joseph Deandrade of Bridgewater and Edward Deandrade of Wareham. Also survived by his niece Cassandra Deandrade. George worked as a baker for Dunkin Donuts for over 20 years.
Jeffrey R. Laranjo, 47 years old, died unexpectedly at his home in Bayfoot Bay, FL on August 1, 2011.
Born in Taunton son of Gerald and Janice (Baptiste) Laranjo of Taunton. He was a 1982 graduate of Taunton High School and was also a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. Jeffrey spent the last 25 years in Florida working as a Chef at John’s Island Resort in Vero Beach, FL.
Besides his parents he is survived by a sister Donna Gibeault and her husband Wilfred, a niece Patricia Silvia and 2 nephews, Michael and Jeffrey Silvia all of Taunton. He is the great uncle of Jaxson Welsh and Eric Silvia and the nephew and cousin of several.
bella my best friend in middle school........always miss you..
From Sharyn Kenney-Young on February 17th, 2012
I just keep shaking my head in disbelief. She was just wonderful, just wonderful. It is odd for me to see her with long hair! I am so sorry to hear this. My sympathies for her family and friends. Just terrible. I'm so sorry.
ATTLEBORO - John D. Medeiros, Apprentice electrician, quality control
A resident of 15 Norton Glen Road, Norton, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital after a 10-year battle with cancer. He was 36.
He was the husband of Jennifer G. (Moehle) Medeiros.
Born in Taunton he was educated in the Taunton school system and was a graduate of Taunton High School in 1982. He was also a graduate of the New England School of Technology in Warwick, Rl.
He was serving an apprenticeship as an electrician when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May of 1991. He worked in quality control for five years at Poirier and Ware Heat Treatment Co. in Wrentham.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Attleboro. Mr. Medeiros enjoyed playing the guitar and reading, He celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary on July 20th.
He was the son of Manuel and Anna (Dupont) Medeiros of Taunton.
In addition to his wife and parents, he issurvived by a son, Zachary J. Medeiros of Norton; a daughter, Emily E. Medeiros of Norton; three brothers, Michael Medeiros and Steven Medeiros, both of Berkley, and James Medeiros of Taunton; and several nieces, Nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His funeral service will be held On Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Horne in Attleboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph' Church in Attleboro. His burial will be in the St. Joseph' s Cemetery in Taunton.
BOSTON - Steven Scott Martin. 28, a chef at Legal Sea Foods Restaurant in Chestnut Hills died Saturday, June 19 1993, at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a short illness.
He graduated from Taunton High School in 1982 and was a communicant of Holy Family Church East Taunton.
Mr. Martin is survived by his parents. John Henry and Nancy Ann (Pinheiro) Martin of Jonesboro, Ga.
He is also survived by a brother, Army Specialist Russell J. Martin, stationed in southern Germany; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Pinheiro of Fairhaven. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton, followed by a funeral Mass at Holy Family Church in East Taunton at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.
FALMOUTH - A summer outing turned to tragedy yesterday when a 21- year-old semi-professional football player from Taunton died of an 'apparent drowning after falling from a sailboat at John's Pond in Mashpee.
Januario DeMello Pacheco of 68 oak. St., a student at Wentworth. Institute in Boston and a cornerback for the Taunton Raiders of the Eastern Football League, was pronounced dead yesterday at Falmouth hospital by Dr. Robert Riggen, chief of medical service, after extensive efforts to revive Pacheco failed.
According to Mashpee patrolman Leo Perry, Pacheco was sailing with a friend, Paul Pirozzi of Taunton, at about 2:30.p.m.when Pacheco fell from the Sunfish sailboat and did not surface. John's Pond is a fresh water pond near route 151.
Dr. Edwin P. Tripp Jr medical examiner for Barnstable County said today that the cause of death was accidental drowning and that there were no signs of external injury to Pacheco.
Police said rescue crews from the Mashpee Fire Department were unable to revive Pacheco after friends and witnesses brought him to shore.
"He was a gutsy kid and a good, decent student from a fine family," said Taunton High -School Housemaster John S. Tripp of 30 Scadding St. "He was over our house all the time and he was, very polite and quiet. He carried himself well, he played Football with my son Barry and graduated with my son Chris and they all got along well
Although Pacheco wasn't a star, athlete, Taunton Raiders coach Ronald W, Nichols said, he was very disciplined and dedicated and did his best at whatever position he was asked to play.
A 1982 graduate of Taunton High School, Pacheco played on the school's 1980 stale Superbowl championship team.
"He was very quiet and played well," said Nichols, who added that Pacheco was joined on the Raiders team by his three cousins. "We will retire his number."
In addition to playing baseball and weightlifting Pacheco was beginning' a career in mechanical design engineering, having just completed a two-year program at Wentworth and working In the' school's co-op student intern program, according to his brother, Renato,19.
Januario worked for a summer at Olson's Flower Studio to help pay for tuition after high school and was planning to return to school in January, Renate Pacheco said.
"He kept to himself and never complained to the family about anything," said Renato.
Born in SaD Paulo, Brazil. Pacheco Was the son of Jose M. and Altina V, (Bulhoes) Pacheco of Taunton. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
Besides his parents and brother Renato D. Pacheco, he is survived by two other brothers, Jose O. Pacheco and Luiz C, Pacheco, both of Taunton; three sisters, Tereza DoCouto of Attleboro, and Deolinda A. Pacheco and Mrs. Mario (Cida) Moniz, both of Taunton; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Boston – Kathleen M Lewis, 19 of 93 Stevens st., Taunton. Died late yesterday afternoon at University Hospital of injuries she sustained in a car crash eary Saturday morning in Raynham.
She was travelling alone in her Toyota west on Route 44, police said, when the accident occurred. According to preliminary reports she may have fallen asleep at the wheel since there were no skid marks on the road near the scene of the accident.
Her car left the road near the Raynham Racquetball Club and crashed head-on into a tree, police said.
The car was discovered by a passing motorist who reported it to police, Patrolman Mario Bettencourt responded to the scene and found Ms. Lewis unconscious and trapped in her car.
Raynham Fire Department rescue crews were called to the scene with the Jaws of Life device to free Ms. Lewis from the wreckage.
She was brought to Morton Hospital in Taunton and then transferred to Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton before being brought to University Hospital.
She was the Daughter of Richard M. and Edith D. Lewis. No obituary information was available as of this morning.
The accident is under investigation by Raynham police.
Kathleen Mary Lewis, who died Sunday at University Hospital in Boston of injuries received Saturday in a Raynham auto accident, was a freshman majoring in biology at Bridgewater State College.
The 19-year-old daughter of Richard M. and Edith D (Bailey) Lewis, she was employed part-time at Friendly’s restaurant in Raynham.
She was a 1978 graduate of Martin Middle school and a 1982 graduate of Taunton High School, where she was an active in sports as a member of the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams.
Along with the rest of her family, she was active in judo, and had attained the brown-belt level in that sport.
She was a resident of 93 Stevens st., East Taunton, and a communicant of Holy Family Church in East Taunton.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are four sisters, Kelly Lewis Medas, Kim Marie Lewis, Kristine Ann Lewis and Keri Lynn Lewis, all of Taunton; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Stella (Rogovich) Lewis of Taunton; and a nephew, Erik Lewis Medas of Taunton.
There are all kinds of stars in high school sports. Once to awhile, one of them never scores a point, carries a ball, or puts on a uniform "P. J." Smith was one of those.
Perry John Smith, son of Perry and Prudence D. (Alegi) Smilh of 64 Linden St. was manager of the Taunton High football Team for four years. He was the manager the year the Tigers won the State Class B Super Bowl in 1980.
"P J." also was the victim of cystic fibrosis.
While he was able to battle that disease on an even scale through most of his life it emerged the victor Friday morning when "P.J.” died at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. He was 19.
He was a native of Taunton, acommunicant of Sacred Heart church, and a graduate of Martin School as well as of Taunton High School in 1982.
"P.J.”was especially proud of his association with the Tigers' football team, and he was considered as much a part of those squads as any of the players.
In 1980 he went along with Coach Frank Almeida and served as the chief manager of Almeida’s team in the annual High School Shriners’ football game.
In addition to his parents he leaves two sisters. Mrs. Antone (Gail) Semas and Shelly A. Smith, both of Taunton. His maternal grandfather, Amedeo Alegi of Taunton; his paternal grandmother, Velva (Shwartz) Smith of Carlisle PA. ; a niece; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.