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Joyce Funeral Home

The Joyce Funeral Home was established in Waltham in October, 1910 by Francis J. Joyce. His generation saw the most significant changes in funeral services during the last century and Mr. Joyce became one of the most progressive, innovative and respected funeral directors of his day. The firm's legal name is Francis J. Joyce & Son, Inc. and the firm has operated as a locally owned funeral home, since its founding. It is also the repository of funeral records of Freedom Wentworth & Sons Funeral Service, the Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home and the St. Germain & Son Funeral Home, all of Waltham, following the retirement of their owners.

Robert E. Joyce joined his father, in 1946, after service in the Navy and Marine Corps, and operated the funeral home until his death in 1979. He oversaw the modernization and most significant growth of the firm. During his tenure, the home was updated several times and finally relocated to a facility on Main Street which is one of the few in the area designed to provide funeral services. Robert's wife, Dorothy, took over operation of the firm following her husband's death and oversaw construction of the new funeral home.

Robert and Dorothy's son, Frank, is the current owner of the funeral home. He and his family and staff, while living in a different age, still strive to uphold the firm's founding principle of providing dignified, professional and compassionate care to families who call upon them. Consistently regarding the care of the dead and the living as a sacred privilege of trust and caring is the reason why the Joyce Funeral Home has become the pre-eminent funeral firm in the Waltham area. The firm provides many options for funeral, memorial, burial and cremation services in a welcoming and caring environment.


Our Obituaries

Patricia A. (Fenlon) Hanley

November 8, 1935 - February 21, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. (Fenlon) Hanley, of Waltham, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer's Center in Wellesley. She was 84. Patricia was born and raised in Brighton, a daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Lafayette) Fenlon, and was a graduate of Brighton High School. After earning a paralegal certificate at Northeastern University she worked for years in...
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Laura de Grazia Raffo

June 4, 1929 - February 20, 2020

Mrs. Laura (de Grazia) Raffo died at her home in Weston on Thursday, February 20, 2020. She was 90. Wife of John F. Raffo. Mother of Luisella Raffo (Michael Jones) of Weston and Carla Raffo (Antony Withers) of London, UK; grandmother of Laura Cipolla, Henry J. Cipolla, Richard R. Cipolla (Maureen French), John R. Withers (Priyanka Agrawal), Edward A. Withers and Charles N. Withers; great...
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Wayne E. Boucher, Jr.

January 7, 1947 - February 18, 2020

Wayne E. Boucher, Jr., of Waltham, Massachusetts died February 18, 2020 after a gradual decline in health. Wayne was born on January 7, 1947 in Denver, Colorado. Wayne is survived by his devoted wife of over 50 years, Jeanne, and their children: Wayne, Nicole (Dominic) Philip, Caleb (Bethamy), and Nathan; sisters: Lisette Boucher, Gabrielle Singer (birth name Yvonne), Suzanne Carpenito,...
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Eileen A. Rochleau

November 9, 1922 - February 18, 2020

Mrs. Eileen A. (Auld) Rochleau, of Waltham, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln. Eileen was born in Waltham on November 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (Valdron) Auld. She graduated from Waltham High School and was a lifelong resident of the city. She will be remembered for her strong, feisty personality; she was never...
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Mary A. (Broderick) Gillespie

June 15, 1929 - February 17, 2020

Framingham – Mrs. Mary A. (Broderick) Gillespie, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, February 17, 2020 in Waterview Lodge, Ashland. She was 90 years old. Mary was born in Galway, Ireland on June 15, 1929, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Monahan) Broderick. She immigrated to the United States in 1953, settling in Waltham where she lived before moving to Framingham twenty...
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Ruth Lisa (Gans) Zweig

September 19, 1919 - February 16, 2020

Mrs. Ruth Lisa (Gans) Zweig, of Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Evans Park Assisted Living in Newton. She was 100 year old. Ruth was born on September 19, 1919 in Mannheim, Germany a daughter of the late Maurice and Bella (Schuster) Gans. Raised in Germany, she moved to Italy in 1938 and was married to Carlo Ghioldi. Widowed at a young age in 1943, she fled the...
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Domenic A. DeAngelis

October 27, 1950 - February 16, 2020

Mr. Domenic A. DeAngelis, of West Newton, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 69. He was born in Newton on October 27, 1950 in Newton a son of the late Emilio and Virginia (Caira) DeAngelis. He graduated from Newton Vocational Technical High School and married Jeanne C. Gentile on October 24, 1976 in Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton...
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Wayne W. LaRose

November 17, 1950 - February 15, 2020

Belmont –Mr. Wayne W. LaRose, of Belmont, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Adminstration Hospital in Bedford. He was 69 years old. Wayne was born in Brighton on November 17, 1950, a son of the late John and Audrey (Damon) LaRose. He was raised in Watertown and was a 1969 graduate of Watertown High. A year later he joined the United States Air...
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Roger J. Bourque

April 29, 1935 - February 14, 2020

Waltham - Mr. Roger J. Bourque, of Waltham, died Friday, February 14, 2020 in the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 84. Roger was born in Beaumont, New Brunswick on April 29, 1935, a son of the late Irenée and Edmée (Richard) Bourque. He moved to Waltham more than sixty years ago. Roger was a talented carpenter and builder and was the proprietor of B&B Construction in...
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Robert D. Watral , Sr.

October 16, 1924 - February 14, 2020

Mr. Robert D. Watral Sr., of Billerica, formerly of Weston passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. He was 95. Bob was born October 16, 1924 in Hooverhurst, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Andrew and Catherine (Miscencik) Watral. He was a graduate of East Tech High School in Cleveland, Ohio and then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during...
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Thomas J. Cronin

January 30, 1936 - February 13, 2020

Mr. Thomas J. Cronin, of Weston, died at home on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was 84. Tom was born in Boston on January 30, 1936 a son of the late Jeremiah V. and Christina M. (Hehir) Cronin. Raised in Weston on his family's farm on Concord Road he graduated from Weston High School with the class of 1956. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Needham native...
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Dorilla 'DeeDee' Orleans

September 6, 1919 - February 12, 2020

Mrs. Dorilla 'DeeDee' (Belliveau) (DeSaulniers) Orleans, of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday February 12, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 100 years old. DeeDee was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick on September 6, 1919, the daughter of the late Patrick and Alice (Leger) Belliveau. As a child the family moved to Waltham where she attended St. Pierre's...
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James H. Richard

October 26, 1928 - February 10, 2020

Bedford, NH – Mr. James H. Richard, of Bedford, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at Ridgewood Center in Bedford. He was 91. Born on October 26, 1928 in the Bronx, New York, Jim was the oldest of eight children born to the late Alyre and Mary (Aucoin) Richard. In the early 1930's the family moved to New Brunswick, Canada where he would finish his schooling...
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Ronald G. Vokey, Jr.

June 17, 1942 - February 10, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Ronald G. Vokey, Jr., of Waltham, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 77. Ron was born in Saint John's, Newfoundland on June 17, 1942, a son of the late Ronald and Pearl (Mercer) Vokey. When he was eight his family moved to the States, settling in Newton. He graduated from Newton High School and continued his education at...
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Evalyn Anne Rau

September 20, 2019 - February 10, 2020

In the book 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney the baby rabbit asks his parents this question and the immediate response was 'I love you right up to the moon…and back!' Lissy and Evan Rau loved their daughter Evalyn right up to the moon and back and beyond! Their immeasurable bundle of love and joy was born on September 20, 2019. She died unexpectedly at home on Monday, February...
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Maureen E. (Shyne) Halligan

January 2, 1926 - February 6, 2020

Watertown – Mrs. Maureen E. (Shyne) Halligan, of Watertown, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham following a period of declining health. She was 94. Maureen, referred to fondly by family and friends alike as 'Nana', or simply 'Mo', was a beacon of light. She cared for her high-school sweetheart and husband, Jimmy, a US Marine Corps veteran, who was...
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Edward F.M. Wong

October 11, 1925 - February 4, 2020

Mr. Edward F.M. Wong, of Waltham passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 94. Edward was born October 11, 1925 in Boston, a son of the late Chinese immigrants Hop 'Harry' Wong and Quan (Shee) Wong. Raised and educated in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood he later graduated from Tufts University with his Bachelor's degree, and later received...
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Barbara M. (Ready) McGann

November 24, 1926 - February 3, 2020

Mrs. Barbara M. (Ready) McGann, of Wayland, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, February 3, 2020 in Wingate at Sudbury after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. She was 93. Barbara was born on November 24, 1926 in Boston a daughter of the late Leo and Lillian (Forbes) Ready. Raised in Watertown, she was a graduate of Rosary Academy. She married John T. McGann on September 11, 1948 in Saint...
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Paul N. Tosti

February 12, 1931 - February 1, 2020

Mr. Paul N. Tosti, of Wellesley, died peacefully on February 1, 2020 in the Elizabeth Seton Residence with his family by his side. He was 88. Paul was born in Newton on February 12, 1931, the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Bontempo) Tosti. After graduating from Watertown High School he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served during the Korean Conflict. On August 14, 1955 he...
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Paul D. Cummings

June 3, 1943 - February 1, 2020

Mr. Paul D. Cummings, of Wellesley, died at home on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was 76. Paul was born in Boston on June 3, 1943 a son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (O'Neil) Cummings. Raised in Wellesley he attended Wellesley High School and later Keefe Technical High School. He earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees from Cambridge College and later his PhD from Greenwich University in...
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Catherine P. 'Patsy' (Lally) Mahoney

July 27, 1934 - January 29, 2020

Patsy Mahoney, of Waltham, passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home. She was 85. Catherine Patricia Lally was born on July 27, 1934 in Waltham, a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Hickey) Lally. After graduating from Saint Mary's High School she attended Bentley University where she would later work for over twenty years as an...
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Jean B. (Lee) Chin

November 3, 1935 - January 28, 2020

Mrs. Jean B. (Lee) Chin, of Needham, formerly of Newton and Cambridge passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 84. Jean was born in Canton, China on November 3, 1935 and immigrated to the United States at age three. Raised in Cambridge she was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge High School and later earned her Bachelor's from Simmons College summa...
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Mary L. (Terrasi) Dalfino

August 4, 1925 - January 28, 2020

Mrs. Mary L. Dalfino, of Billerica, formerly of Waltham died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Billerica Crossings. She was 94. Mary was born on August 4, 1925 in Waltham a daughter of the late Sicilian immigrants Frank and Mary (Passerello) Terrasi. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School and married James R. Dalfino. Jim died on December 12, 1996 and Mary transitioned to...
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John M. Chiasson, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

August 14, 1958 - January 27, 2020

Merrimack, NH – Ret. Master Sergeant John M. Chiasson, Jr., USAF, of Merrimack, died Monday, January 27, 2020 at his home. He was 61. John was one of five children born to Helen L. (LeBlanc) Chiasson and the late John M. Chiasson, Sr. Born and raised in Waltham, he graduated from Waltham High School with the Class of 1976. He later went on to attend Northeastern University in Boston...
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Sheila A. Taves

November 24, 1960 - January 26, 2020

Waltham—Sheila A. (O'Connell) Taves, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was 59 years old. Sheila was born in Waltham, one of four daughters born to Joseph O'Connell of Waltham and the late Virginia H. (Giminarda) Keyes. A lifelong Waltham resident, she graduated from Waltham High School with the Class of 1978. She had worked for the Raytheon Company and at Our Lady...
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Gaetano Criscenzo

January 24, 2020

Gaetano 'Guy' Criscenzo, of Waltham, Massachusetts, died peacefully on January 24, 2020 at the age of 88. Gaetano was born in Aragona, Sicily, Italy, son of the late Gerlando and Angela (Fantucchio) Criscenzo. Raised in Sicily, educated in Milan, Guy also served honorably in the Italian Army. He married Teresa Buscemi on April 30, 1960 in La Chiesa (Church) du Amatrici, in Aragona, and they...
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John M. Chiasson

August 23, 1923 - January 23, 2020

Waltham – Mr. John M. Chiasson, of Waltham, died at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 96. John was born in Terre Noire, Nova Scotia on August 23, 1923. He was one of seven children born to the late Thomas and Mary Agnes (Burns) Chiasson. His family came to the United States from Canada when John was three years old and made Waltham their home. He had...
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Raymond J. Doyle, Jr.

March 2, 1933 - January 19, 2020

Mr. Raymond J. Doyle Jr., of Cambridge, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was 86 years old. Raymond was born March 2, 1933 in Cambridge Massachusetts, the only child of the late Raymond J. and Alyce (Hastings) Doyle. Raymond was the husband of the late Elizabeth Katherine (Gould) Doyle. He is survived by nieces and nephews, including Katherine...
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Alphonse M. Lelievre

May 5, 1929 - January 18, 2020

Mr. Alphonse M. Lelievre, of Waltham, died peacefully on January 18, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 90 years old. Al was born in Waltham on May 5, 1929, the son of the late Severin 'Sam' and Sophie (Aucoin) Lelievre. After graduating high school he enlisted in the Army and served during World War II. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball for the City of Waltham with his...
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Carl M. Lormeus

July 9, 1985 - January 17, 2020

If you knew Carl Mary Lormeus, regardless of time known, you knew he'd fit right in to any setting he was put in; you knew his heart was always full, his energy was positively infectious, and his smile would light up a room. You know he was always late, but he always showed up. He would do anything, for anyone, no questions asked. In almost any of the many photographs of him you could almost hear...
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Ann Marie Cusano Snelling

May 31, 1947 - January 16, 2020

Mechanicsville, VA – Ann Marie Cusano Snelling, 72, of Mechanicsville, Virginia passed away of a sudden illness on January 16, 2020 with her family by her side. Ann Marie was born in Waltham, on May 31, 1947, and lived in Waltham before moving to Portland, Maine where she lived before a final move to Mechanicsville where she lived for most of her adult life. She is survived by her husband...
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George Sweetnam

January 3, 1925 - January 15, 2020

Waltham – Mr. George Sweetnam, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 95. George was born in Brookline on January 3, 1925, a son of the late Richard and Frances (Collins) Sweetnam. He was raised and educated in Newton where as a youth he loved playing pick-up hockey on Crystal Lake and going into the Boston Garden with his buddies to watch the...
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Gertrude A. Martino

June 27, 1924 - January 14, 2020

Gertrude A. (Wilson) Martino, 95, of Ipswich, formerly of Chelmsford, Watertown, and Brighton, passed away January 14, 2020, after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of John V. Martino, Sr. until his death in April, 2013, just two months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. She was a loving and devoted mother to her son, John V. Martino, Jr., of Maynard, and daughter Phyllis M. Shaw...
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Kenneth G. Rose

November 22, 1992 - January 13, 2020

Mr. Kenneth G. Rose, of New Bedford, formerly of Medford and Pepperell, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 13, 2020. He was 27. Kenny was born in Stoneham on November 22, 1992 a son of Paula (Waite) Rose and the late Kenneth R. Rose. Raised in Medford he later moved to Pepperell where he lived for eighteen years before moving to New Bedford last year. He graduated from Nashoba Technical...
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Marjorie A. (McShane) Pageau

March 28, 1938 - January 11, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie A. (McShane) Pageau, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, January 11, 2020 following a period of declining health. She was 81. Margie was born in Brighton on March 28, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Hardiman) McShane, and had been a lifelong Waltham resident. She worked for years as a waitress at several area restaurants including The Heritage,...
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Robert E. Nadolny

December 20, 1963 - January 11, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Robert E. Nadolny, of Waltham, died Saturday January 11, 2020 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 56. Bob was born and raised in Waltham and was a 1981 graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He worked for years as a talented finish carpenter and cabinet maker before joining Local 25 of the Teamsters Union and became a driver for the Boston Globe. He was a loyal fan...
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Lori D. Kay

September 17, 1967 - January 10, 2020

Lori D. (Smolinsky) Kay died on Friday, January 10, 2020. She was 52 years old. Lori was born in Waltham on September 17, 1967, one of seven children to the late Edward and Janice Smolinsky. Over the years she had worked as a retail clerk at various companies. Besides her siblings she is survived by her daughters, Mandy Leigh Valentine of Springfield and Nicole Ann Kay of Waltham; her...
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Si Wang

January 13, 1934 - January 10, 2020

Waltham - Si Wang, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was 85. She was born on January 13, 1934 and immigrated to the United States in 1975 settling in Minnesota where her husband, Kai Tang worked in maintenance for IBM Corp. They moved to Waltham in 1993. Her husband, Kai died unexpectedly on November 22, 2018. ...
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Luce T. (Desveaux) LeBlanc

October 23, 1927 - January 10, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Luce T. (Desveaux) LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Leland Home. She was 92. Luce was born in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Poirier) Desveaux. She moved to Waltham in 1956 and worked for years as a housekeeper in local homes. She was a longtime parishioner of Saint Joseph's...
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Charles E. Reardon

August 18, 1944 - January 10, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Charles E. "Chuck" Reardon, of Waltham, died Friday, January 10, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer's Center following a period of declining health. He was 75. Chuck was born in Brighton on August 18, 1944, a son of the late Charles and Mildred (Ryan) Reardon. As a child he moved with his family to Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High in 1962. He worked for years as...
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Roselyn E. (Richard) Weagle

March 11, 1918 - January 8, 2020

Mrs. Roselyn E. (Richard) Weagle, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in The Leland Home after a period of failing health. She was 101. Roselyn was born March 11, 1918 in East Galloway, New Brunswick, Canada a daughter of the late Isadore and Catherine (Richard) Richard. She attended the agricultural school in St. John, New Brunswick prior to immigrating to the United States to join...
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Marie A. (Woodward) Baxter

July 10, 1930 - January 3, 2020

Mrs. Marie A. (Woodward) Baxter, of Ossipee, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham died Friday, January 3, 2020 at Oakdale Nursing Home in West Boylston. She was 89. Marie was born and raised in Waltham and had worked at the Polaroid Corporation until her retirement. Before that she worked for a number of years for the B.F. Goodrich Company. In 1996 she and her late husband, Fred, moved to...
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Jean L. (Peters) Lorenzen

August 22, 1919 - January 2, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Jean L. (Peters) Lorenzen died Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 100. Jean was born August 22, 1919 in Rochester, Michigan, a daughter of the late John H. and Louise (Ebeling) Peters. A graduate of Rochester High School she then joined the U.S. Coast Guard (SPAR) and served during World War II. Jean later earned an Associate degree from Bentley...
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George J. Shutt

July 22, 1942 - January 1, 2020

Waltham – Mr. George J. Shutt, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 77. George was born on July 22, 1942 in Boston a son of the late George L. and Marion (McGregor) Shutt. He grew up in Watertown and would enjoy sharing stories of his early childhood memories of delivering products with his father at night from the family owned business. He...
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Leonard J. Ferrecchia, C.S.S.

February 11, 1929 - December 30, 2019

Rev. Leonard J. Ferrecchia, C.S.S., of Milford, died on December 30, 2019 in Notre Dame Healthcare Center in Worcester. He was 90. Fr. Ferrecchia was born in Milford on February 11, 1929, the son of the late Saverio and Anna (Ciaburri) Ferrecchia. Following his 1946 graduation from Saint Mary's High School in Milford he entered the Stigmatine novitiate in Waltham and also studied at the...
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Frederic H. Robinson

January 15, 1940 - December 30, 2019

Wayland – Mr. Frederic H. Robinson, of Wayland, formerly of Waltham died Monday, December 30, 2019 at Emerson Hospital in Concord following a period of declining health. He was 79. Fred was born in Waltham on January 15, 1940, the son of the late James F. and Elizabeth 'Jane' (Houghton) Robinson. He was a lifelong resident before moving to Wayland thirty six years ago. A 1959 graduate of...
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Paul J. Vaillancourt

April 20, 1981 - December 30, 2019

Paul Vaillancourt loved all things athletic and made a life for himself with this passion. He was working in the sports medicine department at Worcester Academy since 2012 where he was a familiar and respected trainer and colleague. A graduate of Minuteman Technical High School with the class of 1999 he played on the football and wrestling teams. He then earned his Bachelor's degree from...
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Signe V. (Brooks) Kent

May 9, 1937 - December 30, 2019

Mrs. Signe V. (Brooks) Kent, of Newton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after multiple post-surgical complications. She was 82. Signe was born on May 9, 1937 in Waltham a daughter of the late Signe V. (Anderson) Brooks and Thomas H. Brooks. She lived most of her life in Newton and was a graduate of...
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Janet L. (Johnston) Chorbajian

December 24, 1942 - December 29, 2019

Janet Johnston Chorbajian passed away December 29th after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Janet grew up in East Orange, NJ, with her parents and sister, Virginia. Janet went to East Orange high school where she was valedictorian of her class and the editor of the high school newspaper. She earned her B.S. degree in mathematics at Douglas/Rutgers University. She spent two years in...
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Hyungsang Kim

January 2, 1927 - December 29, 2019

Mr. Hyungsang Kim, of Waltham, died peacefully on December 29, 2019, at his home. He was 92. Mr. Kim was born January 2, 1927 in Jeongju City, South Korea a son of the late Hak Sul and Hak Soon (Kim) Kim. Before he moved to Boston, he worked and operated a timber service company near his hometown. After he moved to America, he enjoyed gardening and sharing vegetables with his children. He...
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Ralph L. 'Ray' Jerauld, Sr.

June 29, 1945 - December 28, 2019

Mr. Ralph L Jerauld Sr, "Ray" of Lakeland Florida, formerly of Waltham died on December 28, 2019 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 74 years old. Ray was born in Hyannis on June 29th 1945, one of five children, to the late Wilbert and Hazel (Graham) Jerauld. He was raised and educated in Brighton, MA. Shortly after graduating high school he enlisted in the Army Reserves. On March...
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Deborah E. (Monahan) Kavey

February 4, 1969 - December 27, 2019

Waltham – Debbie Kavey was warm, loving, kind and generous. She had a love for life and a love for her family even more. Debbie never missed a beat . . . described as always being busy and creative, whether it was helping her children with their school projects, coming up with new ideas for the Chatham Anglers merchandise stand, volunteering with the PTO or being a proud 'hockey Mom',...
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Irene P. Gallo Murphy

April 29, 1942 - December 25, 2019

Irene P. Gallo Murphy, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Elliot Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 77. Irene was born April 29, 1942 in Boston a daughter of the late Phillip J. and Lena A. (Gentile) Gallo. She was a graduate of Our Lady Help of Christians High School. Irene was raised in the Nonantum section of...
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Clare L. (McNeice) McNally

March 13, 1944 - December 23, 2019

Mrs. Clare L. (McNeice) McNally of Watertown, died Monday, December 23, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 75. Mrs. McNally was born in Quincy on March 13, 1944, a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Starette) McNeice. Clare was a graduate of Quincy High School and Faulker Hospital School of Nursing. For over forty years, she was the Director of Nursing at the Emerson Convalescent Home...
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Prasun K. Sen

July 4, 1948 - December 20, 2019

Mr. Prasun K. Sen, of Waltham, died Friday, December 20, 2019 at Boston Medical Center. He was 71. Prasun was born July 4, 1948 in Calcutta, India, a son of the late Paresh N. and Sulekha (Chowdhury) Sen. Raised and educated in India, he graduated from Calcutta University, now Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a...
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Peter J. Clancy

December 28, 1933 - December 19, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Peter J. Clancy, of Waltham, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Marlborough Hospital. He was 85. Peter was born in Boston on December 28, 1933, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Harney) Clancy, and had been a lifelong Waltham resident. After high school he served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Until his retirement Peter worked for Wellesley...
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Norman R. Bryden

February 4, 1936 - December 14, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Norman R. Bryden, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford following a period of declining health. He was 83. Norman was born in Waltham, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Pauline (Pike) Bryden, and had been a lifelong resident. After his father's death at a young age Pauline later married Floyd Wyman who...
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Thomas J. Collura

March 17, 1957 - December 14, 2019

New Bedford - Mr. Thomas J. Collura, of New Bedford, formerly of Norwood and Waltham, died at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was 62. Tom was born in Waltham on March 17, 1957, a son of the late Joseph and Justine (Mahoney) Collura. He began his career as an electronics engineer and later worked in the construction industry as a mason. Throughout his life he had a passion for music...
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Beatrice E. (Dion) Devane

June 13, 1924 - December 14, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Beatrice E. (Dion) Devane, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 95. Bea was born in Waltham on June 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Joseph and Effie (Morris) Dion, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham. For more than thirty years she was the secretary at Saint Jude School on...
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Stephen F. Cucinotta

December 1, 1958 - December 13, 2019

Stephen Cucinotta will be remembered for his dedicated and hard work ethic, his love for family, friends and co-workers among many other wonderful attributes. His love for food was one of his staples and dining out with friends and family was a regular occurrence. He was dubbed a self-proclaimed foodie as he had patronized so many different restaurants. Stephen died at his sister's home on...
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Bruce C. McGee

August 10, 1936 - December 6, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Bruce C. McGee, of Waltham, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, December 6, 2019 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 83. Bruce was born on August 10, 1936 in Somerville, a son of the late Clifford and Mary Ellen (Campbell) McGee. He was raised in Lexington and had lived there before moving to Waltham fourteen years ago. Bruce was an entrepreneur in various fields and was...
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Theresa A. Fanara

January 28, 1932 - December 6, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Theresa A. (Mandile) Fanara, of Waltham, died on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She was 87. Theresa was born and raised in Brighton, a daughter of the late John and Assunta (DeMambro) Mandile and was a graduate of Brighton High School. After that she attended secretarial school where she learned accounting skills that landed her a job with Sears,...
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Josette L. (Poulin) Gladu

July 30, 1936 - December 4, 2019

Mrs. Josette L. (Poulin) Gladu, formerly of West Newton, MA died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Reflections Assisted Living Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was 83. Josette was born July 30, 1936 in St-Alfred De Beauce, Quebec, Canada the daughter of Joseph and Lucia (Drouin) Poulin. She immigrated to the United States via Lewiston, Maine where her brother lived and shortly...
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Michelle A. Grimes

August 5, 1966 - November 30, 2019

Waltham – Michelle A. Grimes, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was 53. Michelle was born in Waltham on August 5, 1966, a daughter of Richard H. and Nancy R. (O'Hara) Grimes. During high school she worked for Grover Cronin's on Moody Street and graduated from Waltham High School in 1984. After graduating she went to work as a customer service representative at...
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Vera B. (Larrabee) Kass

March 22, 1933 - November 29, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Vera B. (Larrabee) Kass, of Waltham, died Friday, November 29, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 86. Vera was born in Waltham on March 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Clinton and Blanche (Yeomans) Larrabee, and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of the Waltham Trade School where she trained as a hairdresser and was also a member of the high school...
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Edmond F. O'Toole

May 7, 1919 - November 25, 2019

Mr. Edmond F. O'Toole (Eddie-O), 100, of Marlborough, formerly of West Newton and N. Fort Myers, Florida, died on November 25, 2019 in Marlborough Hospital. Edmond was born in Waltham on May 7, 1919, a son of the late John and Mathilda (Aucoin) O'Toole. He grew up in the Lakeview neighborhood of North Waltham and after graduating from Waltham High School in 1937 he enlisted in the U.S. Army...
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Marie 'Pat' (Burns) Studley

April 8, 1934 - November 25, 2019

Pat Studley was a much-loved and familiar face in her Lakeview neighborhood in North Waltham where she lived for many years to raise her five children. They fondly recall the many great neighbors, playing outside after school or skating on Hardy Pond until it was dark and time to return home for dinner. She was a legend and one-of-a kind who met adversity with tenacity . . . and a smile. Even...
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Gertrude F. (Flanagan) McGinty

November 15, 1920 - November 22, 2019

Mrs. Gertrude F. (Flanagan) McGinty, of Newton, formerly of South Dennis and Waltham died Friday, November 22, 2019 in The Falls at Coordingly Dam. She was 99. Gertrude was born November 15, 1920 in Cambridge a daughter of the late Eugene and Ellen (Coleman) Flanagan. Raised in Cambridge she graduated from Cambridge High and Latin. She was married to Robert J. McGinty until his death on...
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Xiaodi Wang

November 28, 1943 - November 21, 2019

Mr. Xiaodi Wang, of Cambridge died Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after an illness. He was 75. Mr. Wang was born November 28, 1943 in Hangzhou, China a son of the late Junkai Wang and Suzhen Li. Raised in Hangzhou, and educated in Nanjing, China, he was a graduate of Southeast University. He worked as a mechanical engineer in Iron & Steel industry for many years...
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Jennifer M. Patton

November 30, 1968 - November 21, 2019

Jennifer M. Patton, of Waltham, died suddenly on November 21, 2019, nine days before her 51st birthday. She was a world traveler, visiting Turkey, Spain, Greece, England, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, and the Bahamas among other places. Also, Jen was an activist, technical writer and cat rescuer. She had just completed her one-year anniversary working as a Senior Technical Writer at Red Hat. ...
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Francis W. 'Tare' Newbury

November 21, 2019

Francis W. (Tare) Newbury, of Weston, died suddenly on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The loving husband of Susan Elwell Newbury of 56 years. Born in Cambridge MA, Tare attended Shady Hill School, Milton Academy class of 1956 and earned his BA in economics from Harvard class of 1960. Upon graduation, Tare joined State Street Bank, eventually becoming senior vice president in charge of the New...
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Paul J. Desorcy

September 11, 1944 - November 21, 2019

Weston – Mr. Paul J. Desorcy, of Weston, died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. He was 75. Paul was born in Boston on September 11, 1944, the son of the late Joseph Alcid and Mary M. (O'Brien) Desorcy. After high school he served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He founded Action Installations, a window treatment...
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Janice M. (DeVany) Soucey Robichaud

June 23, 1942 - November 20, 2019

Mrs. Janice M. (DeVany) Soucey Robichaud, of Waltham, died Wednesday November 20, 2019 in Marist Hill Nursing Home. She was 77. Janice was born June 23, 1942 in Waltham a daughter of the late Thomas and Ariel (Greer) DeVany. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. Janice was primarily a home maker but in later years worked as a home health aide for Medical Resources in...
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Kevin C. McCarthy

June 19, 1954 - November 19, 2019

Lowell – Mr. Kevin C. McCarthy, of Lowell, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital. He was 65. Born in Boston on June 19, 1954, he was a son of the late Charles and Christina (Cloonan) McCarthy. Raised in Waltham, he graduated with the Waltham High School Class of 1972 and had worked for years as a bricklayer and stone mason. He leaves his children, Charles J. 'Chas'...
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Pauline A. (Coen) Milmore

September 3, 1957 - November 19, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Pauline A. "Polly" (Coen) Milmore, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 62. Polly was born in Brighton on September 3, 1957, the fifth of eight children born to the late Edward A. and Virginia T. (Oates) Coen. Raised in Watertown she was a 1975 graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. It was there that she...
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Marie J. (McKeown) Valle

June 20, 1925 - November 19, 2019

Weston – Mrs. Marie J. (McKeown) Valle, of Weston, died at home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was 94. Marie McKeown was born in Waltham on June 20, 1925, a daughter of the late Waltham Police Officer Thomas F. and Mary R. (Rotchford) McKeown. After graduating from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham she began working at the Polaroid Corporation, then based in Cambridge, as the personal...
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Patricia A. Sneider

June 20, 1936 - November 18, 2019

Mrs. Patricia A. (McGrady) Sneider, of Waltham, died on November 18, 2019 in her home. She was 83. Pat was born in Waltham on June 20, 1936, one of three daughters to the late Arthur and Helen (Quinn) McGrady. Before her retirement she had worked as a teller at various local banks. On August 19, 1974 she married Harry E. Sneider in First Parish Church of Waltham. Pat will be remembered for...
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Anne M. Edwards

November 2, 1927 - November 18, 2019

Waltham - Ms. Anne M. Edwards, formerly of Braintree, died Monday, November 18, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 92. Anne was born at home in Dorchester on November 2, 1927 a daughter of the late John F. and Georgia Mae (Braham) Kinsella. Raised in Boston and Braintree she was a graduate of Girls Trade High School in West Newton and later earned her Bachelor's degree from Boston...
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Werner 'Dan' Blash

August 14, 1947 - November 18, 2019

Werner "Dan" Blash was known as a modern Hercules. He faced his trials with incredible strength, a well of patience, and possessed an insurmountable bravery. Like most heroes, they are mortal, and time takes its toll. The illnesses that burdened him tore him away from his family's side on Monday, November 18th, 2019 in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was 72. He lived and loved with...
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John J. Sullivan III

April 4, 1960 - November 16, 2019

Waltham – Mr. John J. Sullivan III, of Waltham, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after being stricken ill with cancer. He was 59. John was born in Waltham on April 4, 1960, the son of the late John J. and Eleanor M. (McCoole) Sullivan. He leaves behind his sister, Maureen Sullivan of Lincoln, and numerous close friends including June Conway of Waltham. ...
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Mary L. (Maloney) Casella

February 18, 1937 - November 16, 2019

Mary Casella loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was the epitome of home maker and her home in Warrendale was the place where everyone gathered for the holiday's and celebrations. She beautifully decorated both inside and out to celebrate all the festive occasions. With a door always open to family and friends she always had a closet with little gifts for those who stopped by for a...
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Eleanor J. (Johnson) Higgins

November 11, 1926 - November 12, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor J. (Johnson) Higgins, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was 93. Eleanor was born on November 11, 1926 in Freetown, a daughter of the late Daniel and Maria (Burt) Johnson. She was raised in Freetown and was a graduate of Durfee High School in Fall River. After that she trained as a nurse at Hahnemann Hospital in Worcester. After her...
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Henry J. Boudreau

March 13, 1929 - November 12, 2019

Mr. Henry J. Boudreau, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital after an illness. He was 90. He was the son of the late Alexander 'Sandy' and Marie Ann (Aucoin) Boudreau of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada. Husband of the late Elizabeth 'Betty' (Aucoin) Boudreau. He is survived of his son, Kevin Boudreau and his wife, Cindy (Norton) of Waltham; his...
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Paul R. Hughes

May 22, 1937 - November 12, 2019

Mr. Paul R. Hughes, of Burlington, a former longtime Watertown resident, died on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living of Burlington. Paul was a devoted husband to his wife of 61 years, Joan, and in particular, over the last ten years as she struggled with complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was dedicated to his six children and an active part of their lives as well as the...
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Robert F. Doherty

August 27, 1943 - November 11, 2019

George Washington wrote in a Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793 'To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which...
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Ernest A. Botti

October 14, 1930 - November 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Ernest A. Botti, of Waltham, formerly of Newton, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 89. Ernie was born in Somerville on October 14, 1930, a son of the late Andrea and Grace (Muscolino) Botti, and was raised in Belmont and in Newton. After graduating from Newton High School he joined the United States Air Force where he...
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Joan E. Kelleher

July 28, 1931 - November 5, 2019

Mrs. Joan E. (Dillon) Kelleher, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at The Residence at Watertown Square with her family by her side. She was 88 years old. Joan was born in Boston on July 28, 1931, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Callahan) Dillon. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Mount Trinity Academy before earning her degree in...
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Robert W. Delano

June 18, 1942 - November 4, 2019

Mr. Robert W. Delano, of Waltham, died Monday, November 4, 2019 in The Neville Center at Fresh Pond in Cambridge. He was 77. Born on June 18, 1942 in Waltham he was a son of the late Adelbert and Margaret (Burke) Delano. Raised in the Warrendale neighborhood of Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School and later earned his degree from Newbury College. Bob served in the United States...
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Beth H. (Johnson) Travis

February 20, 1946 - November 2, 2019

Bellingham – Mrs. Beth H. (Johnson) Travis, of Bellingham, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. She was 73. Beth was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Alvin and Doris (Wilson) Johnson, and was raised in Waltham. She was a 1965 graduate of Waltham High and had been a longtime member of Christ Church on Main Street. A Waltham resident for...
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J. Edward Gaudet

February 18, 1928 - November 1, 2019

Lexington – Retired Waltham Police Lieutenant J. Edward Gaudet, of Lexington, died at home on Friday, November 1, 2019 following a period of declining health. He was 91. Ed was born in Waltham on February 18, 1928, a son of the late Marcel and Sarah (Cormier) Gaudet. After graduating from Waltham High School he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 where he served aboard the...
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Mary E. (Fichtner) O'Connell

February 23, 1923 - November 1, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. (Fichtner) O'Connell, of Waltham, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley. She was 96. Mary was born in Cambridge on February 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Carl and Rose (Conlin) Fichtner. She was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of the Academy of the Assumption in Brighton. Shortly after her marriage to Thomas F. O...
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Dauna Milligan

June 24, 1930 - October 29, 2019

Dauna Milligan, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Care Dimension Hospice House of Lincoln. She was 89. Dauna was born in Minnesota on June 24, 1930, a daughter of the late Walter and Lenore (Lambert) Milligan. Before her retirement she had worked as an executive secretary for Bolt, Beranek and Newman and also at the LFE Corporation. Dauna was social by nature and loved to spend...
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Virginia T. (Spang) McManama

May 26, 1923 - October 29, 2019

Belmont – Mrs. Virginia T. (Spang) McManama died at home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was 96. Virginia, a longtime resident of Belmont, was born in Quincy on May 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph P. Spang and Mary (Lorenz) Spang. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1941 and from Radcliffe College in 1945. She was a sister of the late Anna M. Peck,...
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Arturo Francisco Baguer

May 8, 1936 - October 27, 2019

Mr. Arturo Francisco Baguer, of Waltham, formerly of Garden City, New York died Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Meadow Green Nursing Facility. He was 83. Born on May 8, 1936 in Havana, Cuba he was a son of the late Miguel and Gerturdis (Bosque) Baguer. Raised and educated in the Jesuit tradition at The Belen School. He later married his High School sweetheart, Rosa Tejera, on December 8, 1959 at...
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Louis P. Cannistraro

March 12, 1931 - October 26, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Louis P. Cannistraro, of Waltham, died Saturday October 26, 2019 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 88. Lou was born in Waltham on March 12, 1931, a son of the late Peter and Frances (Alfano) Cannistraro, and was a lifelong resident. In August, 1950, a year out of high school and a month after the onset of the Korean War, he joined the United States...
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Jesús Salazar Montufar

January 2, 1956 - October 24, 2019

Waltham - Jesús Salazar Montufar died at home on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after an illness. She was 63. Jesús was born January 2, 1956 in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala a daughter of the late Matilde Salazar and Margarita Montufar. Raised and educated in Guatemala she immigrated to the United States in 1999 and had lived in Waltham her last seven years. She was married to Victor Manuel Garcia...
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Gisèle M. (Fleurant) Albanna

January 10, 1926 - October 22, 2019

Gisèle Marie Albanna died peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge held by the love of her family. She was 93. Gisèle was born on January 10, 1926 in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, Quebec, Canada and raised on her family farm. She was one of seven children born to the late Walter and Beatrice (Bergeron) Fleurant. Following her Mothers' untimely passing when...
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Rosemary T. (Utley) Sheridan

October 15, 1931 - October 22, 2019

Mrs. Rosemary T. (Utley) Sheridan, of Watertown, died at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was 88. Born in Boston on October 15, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Francis and Dorothy (McLaughlin) Utley. She lived many years in Brighton and Waltham and the last eleven years in Watertown. Rosemary worked as an administrative assistant for the Joe Kennedy Citizens Energy Oil Heat...
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George B. McManama, M.D.

January 9, 1920 - October 20, 2019

Dr. George B. McManama, of Belmont, died at home on Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was 99. Dr. McManama, a longtime Belmont resident, was born in Waltham on January 9, 1920, a son of the late Dr. John C. and Elizabeth G. (Winkel) McManama. He graduated from Boston College High School, Boston College and from Tufts Medical School in 1944. During World War II he served as a captain with the...
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Eleanor M. (Joyal) Gorgone

June 25, 1923 - October 20, 2019

Mrs. Eleanor M. (Joyal) Gorgone, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Bethany Healthcare. She was 96. Eleanor was born June 25, 1923 in Waltham a daughter of the late Alde and Vizina (LeBlanc) Joyal. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School and married George S. Gorgone on November 11, 1944. They were married 58 years until his death on July...
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