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Obituaries > COSMOS, JOHN E.

NEW BEDFORD — The Rev. John E. Cosmos, 83, of E. Freetown, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marion E. (Cornell) Cosmos.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph and Adelaide E. (Lemos) Cosmos, he had lived in E. Freetown for most of his life.

Rev. Cosmos was the pastor of the former South Christian Church of All Nations. A veteran of the Korean Conflict and WWII, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was a mason for Algonquin SNG Gas in Freetown.

Survivors include 2 sons: James F. Smith of E. Freetown and William A. Smith of Southington, CT; 3 brothers: Joseph Cosmos, Jr. of Walcott, CT, William Cosmos of Watertown, CT and Freddy Cosmos of Walcott, CT; 2 sisters: Beverly Hurbon of Walcott, CT and Joan LaBonte of Walcott, CT; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was grandfather of the late William A. Smith and brother of the late Theresa, Frank, Charlie, Larry and Bobby.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford.