Augustus Adam ‘Gus’ Archis
GE Retiree, member of many veterans organizations
Augustus Adam “Gus” Archis died in Port Charlotte, Florida on July 20. He was 87 years old.
Born in Salem on January 23, 1923, he was the son of the late Joseph and Valaria (Rostkowska) Archis and the husband of the late Jane (Kleimot) Archis who he married in Lynn on June 15, 1947. The couple had no children.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II who served with the 94th Infantry Division in the European Theatre. He received a “Thank You – American Certificate” from the Embassy of France for contributing to the Liberation of France.
Mr. Archis was employed by the General Electric Company in the Turbine Division as a Prouction Planner. He was a Past Commander of the Polish Legion American Veterans Post 56 of Lynn and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars as well as a member of Fraternal Organizations.
He and his wife moved to Florida in 1979 and after her death in 1984, he remained in Florida until his death this past July. He was an avid golfer who had many friends in Port Charlotte Village, especially Joanne Powell who was his companion and devoted friend for many years.
He leaves a brother, Ron Archis and his wife, Rita, of North Carolina and a sister, Contance Archis of Salem. He is also survived by his nieces Jackie Archis of New York City, Janine Burns of Vermont, Varlarie Roberts of Knoxville, Tennessee, Carol Vendor, Judy Veinot and Cathy Archis and his nephews, Blise, Larry, Paul and Christopher Archis. He was the brother of the late John and Alfred Archis, Viola Wisnewski and Emma Iwanowicz.
A Graveside Memorial Service with Miltiary Honors will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem on Thursday, October 7 at 11 a.m. (Please gather inside the main gate at 10:45 a.m.) Arrangements are by the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417-005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 in memory of Augustus Adam Archis.
Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Fleming
Of Chelsea, formerly of Lynn
Eleanor R. “Ellie” (Aucella) Fleming of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, Peabody and Lynn, died after a long illness on October 1. She was 96 years old.
She was a retired clerk at Bradlee’s of Chelsea and a former hostess for Boston’s Hotel Somerset and Hotel Kenmore.
She was the wife of the late William J. Fleming; cherished sister of Yolanda F. “Lundy” Quagenti of Chelsea, Anthony E. Aucella, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ, Rosemarie A. Crivello and her husband, Joseph, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Reverem and the late John, Matthew and Harold Aucella, Jean Gangi and Agnes Bousquet; devoted Godmother of Dolores Russell and her husband, Robert, of Milford, MA and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt. 107), Revere, Wednesday, October 6 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Tuesday only, from 5 to 8 p.m. Parking available in the lot left of the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Patricio ‘Patrick’ DaCruz
US Army Recruiter
Patricio M. (Patrick) DaCruz of New Jersey died on July 31 and was laid to rest on August 4 with full Military Honors after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on June 14, 1963, the son of the late Patricio and Aurelian DaCruz and came to the United States on Memorial Day, 1987. He was an avid fan and loved to play soccer and spend time with his friends and family.
A sergeant in the United States Army, he was a US Army Recruiter until his illness.
Sgt. DaCruz leaves behind his daughter Sarah DaCruz and his grandson Damiyan P. Laonte of Lynn and Tamie D’Amico with whom he shared his daughter; his former wife Lisa Lyons-DaCruz, his nephew Michael F. Lyons and great nephew Michael F. Lyons Jr., all of Lynn; Anthony Harris Jr. of Mesa ,AZ and Christa Harris of Lynn; his brothers Napoleon Martins DaCruz and his children, Tatiana and Mike DaCruz, Carlos, DeAngelo and the late Edson Martins DaCruz, all of Brazil; his sisters, Edna Luiza DaCruz of Brazil and Vera Lucia Martins DaCruz and her family of New Jersey and Joana D. Martins DaCruz-Vaughan and her husband and children, all of New Jersey.
A Memorial Service was held at St. Mary’s Chapel, Lynn on October 3.