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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

John H. Finnerty

December 21, 1942 - November 22, 2020

Retired Weston Firefighter John H. Finnerty, of Amherst, New Hampshire, formerly of Weston, died at home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was 77 years old. John was born in Waltham on December 21, 1942, a son of the late James and Anne (McCaffrey) Finnerty. As a child his family moved to Lincoln where he graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury High School. After that he served as an M.P. with the...
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Bernard L. 'Butch' Saucier

April 18, 1935 - November 21, 2020

Bernard Louis Saucier, 85, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 21, 2020 after being stricken ill. Bernard, also known as "Butch" was born in Uxbridge on April 18, 1935 he was one of fourteen children to the late Edmund and Lucille (Poulin) Saucier. 'Frenchy' (as he was known to many given his French heritage), later met Shrewsbury Street native Anna Mazzamurro while at a dance at the...
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Dora C. (Chiasson) Gaudet

April 22, 1924 - November 19, 2020

Shrewsbury - Mrs. Dora C. (Chiasson) Gaudet, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020 of natural causes. She was 96. Born in Saint Joseph-du-Moine, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie Helene (Doucet) Chiasson. Dora was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Gallant in 1946, by her second husband, Leo Gaudet, in...
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Richard L. Cahoon

August 17, 1934 - November 19, 2020

Mr. Richard Leigh Cahoon, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Waltham died peacefully on February 23, 2020. He was 85. Richard was born in Waltham on August 17, 1934, the only child of the late Leigh and Beryl Cahoon. He graduated from Waltham High School and then matriculated to Northeastern University where he would earn his master's degrees in 1963. Before his retirement he had worked as a...
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James R. Crough

March 15, 1935 - November 16, 2020

Jim Crough loved basketball all his life. He played as a youngster while growing up in Syracuse and in high school and college and at gyms into his 60's. He had a knack for being able to easily recite statistics for so many NBA players and teams. It came naturally and he was a trusted source for anything basketball related. He also had a passion for fishing. He found comfort and relaxation...
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John J. Brunaccini

September 17, 1927 - November 15, 2020

Mr. John Joseph Brunaccini, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020 after an illness. He was 93. Born on September 17, 1927 in Arlington he was a son of the late Joseph and Florence (Misseri) Brunaccini. John was a graduate of Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey. He then earned his Bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in 1950. He served in the United...
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Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson

May 3, 1933 - November 14, 2020

Mrs. Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson, of Sandwich and formerly of Newton, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in her daughter's home in Waltham following a period of declining health. She was 87 years old. Mary was born in Boston on May 3, 1933, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Langan) Larkin. She was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Our Lady of the Presentation...
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Thomas J. O'Leary, Jr.

January 31, 1945 - November 14, 2020

Tom O'Leary wanted to be remembered as just a 'regular guy' . . . but he was anything but. Kind, generous, optimistic, and loyal are just some of the many words that described a man who constantly lived his life for others, whether it was for friends, family, or even a complete stranger. Known for his approachable and affable demeanor, he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him....
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Mary Ann (Cieri) Zunino

December 14, 1945 - November 14, 2020

Mary Ann and Franco Zunino's love story began at Saint Leonard Prince of Peace, the Franciscan run parish in Boston's North End. Franco traveled to Boston from his work as an ER doctor and surgeon at the Cabrini Medical Center in New York to visit his uncle, a friar at the church. On his visit he was invited to view a slideshow of a recent pilgrimage that parishioners made to Our Lady of...
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Edith B. 'Bernie' (Scott) Stremeckus

December 22, 1930 - November 14, 2020

Mrs. Edith B. 'Bernie' (Scott) Stremeckus, of Waltham, died at home with family at her side on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was 89. Bernie was born on December 22, 1930 in Somerville a daughter of the late William R. and Rose E. (Gillan) Scott. Raised and educated in Somerville she married Julius A. 'Strum' Stremeckus on July 27, 1952 in Saint Paul's Church in Harvard Square. They made...
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Irene M. Methot

July 6, 1950 - November 10, 2020

Waltham – Irene M. Methot, of Cambridge and formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on November 10, 2020 in Sancta Maria Nursing Facility. She was 70 years old. Irene was born in Waltham on July 6, 1950, the daughter of the late Francois and Ida (Bourque) Methot. She was a 1968 graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement had worked at Newton-Waltham Bank which later became BayBank....
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Leo J. Hill

December 18, 1927 - November 10, 2020

After a lifetime of service to God, his country and family Leo Hill found life's rest on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He died at The Rivercrest Rehab & Nursing at Newbury Court in Concord. He was 92. Born on December 18, 1927 in Waltham he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Brooks) Hill. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Charles High School and then honorably served in the...
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Steven T. Meuse

December 6, 1968 - November 9, 2020

Steven Meuse was a fighter all his life and it was most recently proved true over the last three years as he battled pancreatic cancer under the careful and compassionate direction of Dr. Lawrence Blaszkowsky. He defied odds and remained brave throughout his treatments and illness. He didn't lose the battle…he just ran out of time. Steve died on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Massachusetts General...
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Elizabeth Levey

February 16, 1960 - November 7, 2020

Waltham – Elizabeth Levey, of Waltham, died in her home on Saturday November 7, 2020. She was 60 years old. Elizabeth was born in Waltham on February 16, 1960, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Margaret T. (Treacy) Levey. She was a 1978 graduate of Waltham High School and had worked for many years as a clerk for several local businesses. She is survived by her siblings, Kevin Levey...
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John S. "Jack" Pierce, Jr.

May 26, 1941 - November 6, 2020

Sanford, Maine – John S. "Jack" Pierce, Jr. (Col.Ret.) died on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was 79 years old. Jack was born in Cambridge on May 26, 1941, to the late John S. and Emily (Bradshaw) Pierce. He was raised in Waltham where, as a young man, his love of baseball earned him many honors, not the least of which was a trophy...
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Ethel (Kermetzoglou) Goyette

February 16, 1945 - November 6, 2020

Ethel Goyette always looked beautiful. She would never dream of leaving the house without make up on and her hair perfectly coiffed (a trait that neither daughter inherited). Ethel chatted daily with her sister and best friend, Kay and looked forward to treating her family to dinners out. She retired from the US Army Corp of Engineers after over thirty years of service, but it was the title...
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Mary A. (Ryan) Cuerdon

April 24, 1924 - November 5, 2020

Mrs. Mary A. (Ryan) Cuerdon, of Nashua, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham and North Chelmsford, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at home. She was 96. Mary Alice Ryan was born on April 24, 1924 in Troy, New York a daughter of the late Rayfield and Nonie (Bailey) Ryan. She graduated high school in Troy and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York....
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Samuel Aguilar-Esquivel

February 16, 1947 - November 4, 2020

Mr. Samuel Aguilar-Esquivel, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Samuel was born on February 16, 1947 in El Progreso, Jutiapa, Guatemala a son of the late Juan Pablo Aguilar and Francesca (Esquivel) Aguilar. Raised and educated in Guatemala he immigrated to the United States in 1984 settling in Waltham. On May 5, 1995 Samuel married his...
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Carolyn J. Salvucci

October 19, 1951 - November 4, 2020

Carolyn Salvucci loved life's simple things: music, cooking programs on television and watching her favorite Judge Judy program on a daily basis. She loved the New England Patriots and had a special affection for Matt Light and was able to attend one of his annual Foundation Dinners. Carolyn J. Salvucci was born in Cambridge on October 19, 1951 a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Jean C. ...
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Henry V. Fitzgerald

November 1, 1928 - November 1, 2020

Walpole - Private funeral services will be held for Henry V. Fitzgerald, of Walpole, formerly of Waltham. He died on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home. Henry was born in Charlestown 92 years ago on November 1, 1928 to the late James and Margaret (Kelly) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of the Columban Seminary in Silver Creek, New York. He attended Calvin Coolidge...
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Virginia R. Baghdady

September 21, 1930 - October 31, 2020

Virginia Rose Ganim Baghdady died peacefully at home on October 31, 2020 in Weston, MA at the age of 90. Virginia was born on September 21, 1930 in Stratford, CT to Wanis and Rose Ganim. She spent a happy childhood in Stratford, shining as the baton twirling drum majorette for Stratford High School from which she graduated in 1948 and working at her family's fruit stand. She then attended the...
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Dorothy L. Smith

December 15, 1926 - October 30, 2020

Peabody – Mrs. Dorothy L. (Henry) Smith, of Brooksby Village, Peabody died Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home. She was 93. Dorothy was born in Waltham on December 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Robert and Clarissa (Shepherd) Henry, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She earned her registered nursing diploma from the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. ...
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Thang Tram

February 1, 1943 - October 28, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Thang Tram, of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge at the age of 77. Thang was born February 1, 1943 in Saigon, Vietnam to the late Phieu Tram and Que Luu. He immigrated to the United States in 1986, arriving first in Indiana before settling a year later in Waltham, where he became a lifelong resident. He earned his...
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Kenneth H. Surette

September 28, 1959 - October 19, 2020

Waltham - Kenneth H. Surette, Sr., passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital at the age of 61. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Linda Rankin Surette, his sons, Kenneth Surette Jr. and Tyler Surette all of Waltham, Massachusetts; his siblings Andrea LeBlanc (Michael) of Sanford, Maine, Ellen Peterson (David) of Pelham, New Hampshire, Patrick Surette of Wedgeport, Nova...
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Joseph E. Powers

January 23, 1927 - October 17, 2020

Nashua, NH – Mr. Joseph E. Powers, of Nashua, formerly of Waltham and Concord, died on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in his home. He was 93. Joe was born at home during a blizzard on January 23, 1927 to the late Luther and Margaret Mary (White) Powers. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. Upon his return home he earned a...
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Donald B. Casey

October 30, 1927 - October 17, 2020

Waltham - Don Casey was the much-loved uncle to so many nieces and nephews. And it was the welcomed hour each Christmas when Uncle Don would distribute the myriad of gifts, unwrapped of course because he was the proclaimed bachelor. They were the best gifts given with thought, love and generosity. An avid swimmer Don kept fit and active with regular swims even until the most recent years. ...
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Howard N. Womboldt

April 19, 1952 - October 15, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Howard N. Womboldt, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a two month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Howard was born in Waltham on April 19, 1952, the only child of the late Howard and Grace (Collura) Womboldt. Orphaned at the age of eleven Howie was raised by his mother's sister, Rosalie Buonomo and her...
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Lawrence T. Donovan, Sr.

December 20, 1942 - October 13, 2020

Larry Donovan grew up in the Mission Hill Housing Projects of Boston where sons would eventually become union workers, cops or priests, and the Donovan boys fulfilled these traditional and somewhat expected obligations. As a longtime member of the Asbestos Union #6 in Dorchester, Larry was a pipe coverer - a person who works with insulation - in a job that was seldom easy. And while a lot of...
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Helga (Griesert) Zaino

October 21, 1932 - October 12, 2020

Mrs. Helga (Griesert) Zaino, of Cambridge and formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on October 12, 2020 at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge. She was 87 years old. Helga was born in Berlin, Germany on October 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Kurt and Gertrud (Dell) Griesert. She was raised and educated in Germany through the height of World War II. As fate would have it, in 1955 she met a young U...
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Barbara L. Murphy

March 6, 1949 - October 8, 2020

Barbara L. Murphy, of Newton and formerly of Waltham, died at her home on Thursday October 8, 2020. She was 71 years old. Barbara was born on March 6, 1949, the daughter of the late Richard and Ida (Peters) Murphy. She was raised and educated in Waltham where she lived her entire life before moving to Newton six years ago. After graduating from Waltham High School with the class of 1967 she...
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Karen L. (McHugh) Barry

September 6, 1958 - October 8, 2020

Karen Barry loved life and the people in it. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren. A lover of God's creatures she fostered all sorts of animals and was known to feed a stray or two. She loved her living community on Ridge Lane and friendships that developed over the years. The self-dubbed 'Clubhouse G-5' was a group of neighbors who became friends and would gather often outdoors...
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Rose Teresa (Boffo) Hickey

October 19, 1930 - October 8, 2020

Holbrook – Mrs. Rose Teresa (Boffo) Hickey, of Holbrook, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain following a period of declining health. She was 89. Rose was born in Brighton on October 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Donato and Edith (Cuozzo) Boffo. She was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton and also attended Mount Saint...
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Michael J. Quinn

April 21, 1949 - October 7, 2020

Family was everything to Mike Quinn. His heart was full when family and friends were gathered at his and his wife Karen's home for something good to eat, and the company and love of family with all its blessings. His home in Harvard was the preferred gathering spot and many at the table enjoyed his feasts. Always a constant, his signature farewell 'Be safe and wear your seatbelt' were...
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Doris M. (Moynihan) Sena

April 25, 1927 - October 5, 2020

Shrewsbury - Doris Sena stood at only 5'2" but she was fierce and never backed down…perhaps a testament to her Irish heritage that she loved so much. Born in Worcester on April 25, 1927 she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Duggan) Moynihan. A graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester she worked at Wyman Gordon Co. While at Wyman's she met Worcester native Peter A. Sena...
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Margaret J. (LeBlanc) Richard

May 30, 1934 - October 3, 2020

Life, love, faith, family, friendship . . . Anyone that got to know Margaret "Maggie" Richard could quickly realize that those were the five anchors that sustained her 86-year life. She was warm, kind, and inviting to friends and strangers alike and she always put others before herself. Margaret LeBlanc was born in Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on May 30, 1934 to the late Pierre and Annie...
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Margaret E. Ricci

April 28, 1938 - October 2, 2020

Margaret E. Ricci, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully in her home with her husband by her side on Friday, October 2, 2020. She died at 82 years young, a generous and strong woman. Margie was born in Waltham on April 28, 1938 to the late Roy Sallstrom and Margaret Sanger. She was a 1956 graduate of Waltham High School. After graduating, she worked as a secretary for Dr. John...
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Ethel M. (Foy) Bonica

April 4, 1924 - September 30, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Ethel M. (Foy) Bonica, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 96. Ethel was born in Somerville on April 4, 1924 to the late Ethel (Pollard) and Earl Clifford Foy. Educated in Somerville, she had worked for the Raytheon Company and later at Unitrode in Watertown until her retirement in 1979. She was an active member of...
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Anne C. (Ahlstrom) Lamb

March 29, 1938 - September 30, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Anne C. (Ahlstrom) Lamb, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 82. Anne was born March 29, 1938 in Boston a daughter of the late Carl and Viola (Smith) Ahlstrom. She was married to the late Joseph F. Lamb who died in 1994. Raised in Cambridge, she had made Waltham her home since 1968. For many years Anne worked as a...
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Paul W. Senior

May 16, 1960 - September 29, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29th 2020, after 9 courageous months Paul Senior, surrounded by his beloved family, lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Paul was well known and loved by not only his family but his community as well. A letter carrier for over 33 years Paul would walk his route day in and day out, rain or shine, with an infectious smile and an unwavering love of life. Paul had the ability...
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Patricia J. (Laezza) Mullane

August 24, 1939 - September 29, 2020

Mrs. Patricia J. (Laezza) Mullane, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 after a 31 year brave battle with breast and ovarian cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was 81 years young. Patricia was born on August 24, 1939 in Brighton a daughter of the late Peter and Carmella (Tanaglia) Laezza. She graduated from Brighton High School. She...
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Shirley (Fienman) McPherson-Lapinskas

December 9, 1937 - September 27, 2020

Parrish, Florida—Mrs. Shirley McPherson Lapinskas passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Florida. She was 82 years old. Shirley was born on December 9, 1937 in Brighton. She was the second child of the late David and Eleanor (Toohey) Fienman. At an early age the family moved to Trapelo Road in Waltham where she was raised. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1955, Shirley went...
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Charlene A. (Dragon) Colgan

June 29, 1957 - September 26, 2020

Charlene Anne (Dragon) Colgan Loving mother, daughter, and sister Charlene Anne Colgan (née Dragon), 63, passed away peacefully at her home in Belmont, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 26th, 2020, surrounded by her family. Charlene navigated the past eight months of her cancer treatment with the quiet strength, grace, and generosity of spirit for which she was known and loved. ...
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Doris A. (Casella) Landry

December 15, 1965 - September 25, 2020

Ashburnham – Doris A. (Casella) Landry, of Ashburnham, died Friday, September 25, 2020 following a period of declining health. She was 54. Doris was born in Waltham on December 15, 1965, a daughter of the late Louis J. and Mary L. (Maloney) Casella. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. For years she worked in the accounting department of the Cains food products company and after...
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Wesley Metcalf Fuller

December 13, 1930 - September 24, 2020

Wesley Metcalf Fuller, composer and educator, died at his home in Waltham on Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was 89. Wesley was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on December 13, 1930, a son of the late Ernest Metcalf Fuller and Hazel Lavinia (Durrell) Fuller. A graduate of North High School in Worcester, he did his undergraduate work at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and graduate work at...
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Matthew J. Pintabone

September 29, 1969 - September 24, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Matthew J. Pintabone, of Waltham, died Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston. He was 50 years old. Matt was born in Waltham on September 29, 1969, a son of the late Charles and Christine (Iaconis) Pintabone. He was a lifelong Waltham resident and graduated from Waltham High School where he lettered on both the football and swim teams. Instilled...
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Maude Alice (Dow) Mula

November 1, 1924 - September 24, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Maude Alice (Dow) Mula, of Waltham, died on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in the Stanley Tippett Home in Needham following a period of declining health. She was 95. Alice was born in Woburn on November 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Harold J. and Maude A. (Kelley) Dow. As a teenager her family moved to Waltham where she graduated from Waltham High School in 1943. She then...
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John E. Kenney

May 28, 1939 - September 24, 2020

Watertown – Mr. John E. Kenney, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at The Residence at Watertown Square. He was 81. John was born in Waltham on May 28, 1939, a son of the late John F. and Olive (Connolly) Kenney, and was a lifelong resident. After graduating from Waltham High School he honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. ...
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Elizabeth C. 'Betty' Carracini

May 25, 1938 - September 23, 2020

Betty handled life with grace…and a smile throughout her eighty-two years. She met life's challenges and adversities with tenacity and was one never to complain. Wonderful lessons she taught in her own quiet ways. Betty was also blessed with the gift of five children who adored her and took wonderful care of her as roles reversed later in her life. Not only was she blessed to see her children's...
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Dorothy (Penney) Lydon

July 5, 1924 - September 22, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy (Penney) Lydon, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her home. She was 96. Dorothy was born in Cambridge on July 5, 1924, a daughter of the late David and Lucy Ella (Estey) Penney and was raised in Belmont. She was a 1942 graduate of Belmont High School. She and her late husband, WW II Marine veteran Joseph D. Lydon, made Waltham their lifelong home and...
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Ronald A. Misasi

July 3, 1943 - September 21, 2020

Mr. Ronald A. Misasi, of Waltham, formerly of Belmont, died Monday September 21, 2020 at his home. He was 77. Ronald was born in Cambridge on July 3, 1943 to the late Mary (Salvucci) and Salvatore Misasi. He grew up in Brighton and graduated from Saint Sebastian's High School, later earning his Bachelor's degree from Boston College while working in the accounting department of the Archdiocese...
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Dennis W. Mastro

January 24, 1953 - September 20, 2020

Dennis Mastro was everyone's lovable curmudgeon but in this context we mean it as a term of endearment. He didn't mince his words, you knew where he stood politically and while the fuse might sometimes have been short…at the end of the day Dennis had your back and he really, really did love you. There were no airs or false pretenses. Dennis was most comfortable in casual clothes and while his...
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Virginia S. Boulton

March 21, 1944 - September 17, 2020

North Attleborough - Virginia S. Boulton, of North Attleborough, formerly of Waltham, died September 17, 2020 at her home. She was 76. Ginny was born in Cambridge on March 21, 1944 to the late Paul L. and Josephine M. (Cahill) Boulton. She grew up in Waltham and spent the majority of her life there. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School with the class of 1961. Her first job after...
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Peiqi Liu

December 18, 1946 - September 15, 2020

Lexington – Mr. Peiqi Liu, Tianjin, China, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his son's home in Lexington after experiencing complications from liver cancer. Mr. Liu was 73. Born on December 18, 1946 in Wuhan, China, he was a son of the late Guozhen Liu and Yongjuan Zhang. Mr. Liu graduated from Beijing University of Technology with a BS degree in 1970. in 1971, he...
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Marie 'Mimi' A. (Morano) DePalo

March 20, 1932 - September 15, 2020

Life for Marie Morano and Pantaleo 'Pal' DePalo began in the same house on Northboro Street in Worcester. The Morano's lived on the first floor and the DePalo's on the second floor. In simple surroundings - by loving and hard-working Italian immigrants - their childhood friendship blossomed into a lifetime together. Wonderful traditions were instilled in Marie and Pal at young ages in which...
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Marie C. Kelly

June 24, 1925 - September 12, 2020

Newton – Miss Marie C. Kelly, of Newton, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham following a period of declining health. She was 95. Marie was born and raised in Newton on June 24, 1925, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Corcoran) Kelly. She was a 1943 graduate of Newton High School and after that began an almost fifty year career with the New...
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Arleen F. (McCarthy) Nadolny

November 6, 1931 - September 11, 2020

Mrs. Arleen F. (McCarthy) Nadolny, of Waltham, died Friday, September 11, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 88. Arleen was born on November 6, 1931 in Waltham a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Connelly) McCarthy. Raised in Waltham she married Henry J. Nadolny on June 17, 1967 in Saint Mary's Church. Widowed at the...
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September 11, 2001

September 11, 2020

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . You will never be forgotten. . . . May your memories be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo ...
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Marguerite M. 'Peggy' (Garrigan) Doherty

July 13, 1928 - September 10, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Marguerite M. "Peggy" (Garrigan) Doherty, of Waltham, died on Thursday, September 10, 2020 peacefully in her home. She was 92 years old. Peg was born in Waltham on July 13, 1928 to the late William and Mary (Hughes) Garrigan. She was a 1946 graduate of Saint Mary's High School and a lifelong Waltham resident. On March 31, 1951 she married World War II vet and the love of her...
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Patricia (Bonica) Hill

April 30, 1952 - September 9, 2020

Patricia (Bonica) Hill, known as Patty to all that knew her, was the fourth of four girls, born April 30, 1952, in Waltham, MA, to Anthony and Stella Bonica. Soon after, her family moved to Newton where she lived until she graduated from Newton North in 1970. She obtained an Associates degree in Early Education from Lasalle University, a BA in Special Education from U. Mass Amherst and a master's...
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Carmela C. (Costa) Brasco

March 1, 1927 - September 9, 2020

Weston – Mrs. Carmela C. (Costa) Brasco, of Weston, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home. She was 93. Mel was born in Waltham on March 1, 1927, the only daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Agnello) Costa. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School in 1944. In 1949 she married World War II veteran Frederick Brasco in Sacred Heart Church and...
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Kerri T. (Thurston) Lima

March 11, 1977 - September 9, 2020

Kerri T. (Thurston) Lima, of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She was 43. Kerri was born in Boston March 11, 1977 a daughter of the late Harold and Marilyn (Farrah) Thurston. She was working as a driver for Call One Inc. She leaves her husband, Scott Lima; her daughter, Olivia J. Thurston (Julio Bautista) of Waltham; her granddaughter, Adalyn Jean Bautista; her...
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Mary Beth Foley

February 2, 1952 - September 7, 2020

"Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there's a memory, they live in our hearts." In her 68 years of life Beth Foley lived each day to its fullest; she loved spending time outdoors, creating everlasting memories with her husband, John, and she especially had a gift for making others' smile. She was beautiful inside and out. Mary Beth Foley, of Imperial Beach,...
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Arthur F. Gobron

May 7, 1930 - September 7, 2020

Mr. Arthur F. Gobron, Jr., of Watertown and formerly of West Roxbury, died Monday, September 7, 2020, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton of heart disease. He was 90. Arthur was born in Cambridge on May 7, 1930, the only son of the late Arthur F., Sr. and Ernestine (Johnson) Gobron. A Watertown resident for much of his life, he was a graduate of Boston College High School (1948) and...
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Anna M. (Tiano) McCue

June 15, 1929 - September 6, 2020

Weston – Mrs. Anna Marie (Tiano) McCue, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 91. Anna was born in Waltham on June 15, 1929 to the late Jenny (Fucci) Tiano Njus and Frank Tiano. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1947. She met her husband, World War II Navy vet Walter McCue...
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Richard J. Johnson

December 10, 1934 - September 5, 2020

Concord – Mr. Richard J. Johnson, of Concord, died peacefully on September 5, 2020 with his family and Pastor by his side. He was 85 years old. Richard was born in Waltham on December 10, 1934, the son of the late John and Marguerite (Olson) Johnson. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1953 he earned a full hockey scholarship to Northeastern University where he played for four years...
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Paula A. (Doherty) Callahan

January 23, 1944 - September 5, 2020

Waltham—Mrs. Paula A. (Doherty) Callahan, of Waltham, died on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 76 years old. Paula was born in Weymouth on January 23, 1944 to the late Paul and June (Scheible) Doherty. Raised in Allston, she was a graduate of Brighton High School and had lived in Waltham for the past forty-five years. She had worked as an...
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Matea Caldera

February 6, 1945 - September 4, 2020

Mrs. Matea Socorro Caldera, of Waltham, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Belmont Manor Nursing Home. She was 75 years old. Matea was born in Jinotepe, Nicaragua on February 6, 1945, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Martinez. Growing up she was a talented student and was always at the top of her class. She had a strong work ethic and was a master tailor before immigrating to...
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Dwight F. "Bucky" Robertson

July 24, 1957 - September 2, 2020

Framingham – Weston Fire Captain Dwight F. Robertson, of Framingham, died at home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was 63. Affectionately known as "Bucky' throughout his life he was born in Waltham on July 24, 1957 to the late James A. and Doris M. (Burhans) Robertson. He was a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School and later in life earned a bachelor's degree in fire science from Anna...
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Kellie A. Milligan

March 29, 1969 - September 1, 2020

Townsend – Kellie A. Milligan, of Townsend, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was 51 years old. Kellie was born in Waltham on March 29, 1969 to James J. and Kathleen R. (Walsh) Milligan. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had worked in the cafeteria at the Waltham Hospital and later in the Townsend Public School System. She had been a resident...
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George A. Doorakian

April 3, 1940 - August 30, 2020

Bedford – Mr. George A Doorakian, of Bedford, died on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Mass General Hospital, Boston. He was 80 years old. George was born in Boston on April 3, 1940 to George and Libby (Macone) Doorakian. His family moved from Cambridge to Waltham when George was young; he was a graduate of Waltham High School and later from Northeastern University. In 1966 he married Paula...
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Eddie J. LeBlanc

August 4, 1934 - August 29, 2020

Waltham - Eddie Joseph LeBlanc, 86, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2020. Eddie lived each and every day for his family. The love he had for his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family filled his life with true happiness. Born on August 4th, 1934 in Meteghan, Nova Scotia, Canada, a son of the late Alphie and Evangeline ...
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Robert W. Trundle

October 1, 1938 - August 28, 2020

Robert W. Trundle, of Framingham, died on Friday, August 28, 2020 at his home. He was 81 years old. Bob was born in Newton on October 1, 1938 to the late Percy and Christina (Ross) Trundle. Raised in Newton with his three siblings, he joined the United States Navy in 1956 upon his graduation from Newton High School. After his discharge he began his long and successful career back home as a...
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Joseph B. Bellino

July 29, 1943 - August 28, 2020

These days of social distancing are the antithesis to the person we knew and loved…Joe Bellino. Family, friend or stranger, any time you saw Joe, you were greeted with a huge hug and a kiss. Italian heritage through and through he and his wife, Sue, loved life and the many people in their wide range of friends. They lived a life of faith that promises a wonderful reunion in heaven for...
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Kevin M. Brenner

April 6, 1960 - August 22, 2020

Everyone that knew Kevin Brenner would agree the guy had a heart of gold and perhaps it was the same color gold as the Boston Bruins logo. He was after all one of their biggest and most loyal fans. He loved the game of hockey and his love for the sport kept him active in it most of his life. Raised on Gates Road in Shrewsbury he was one of eleven children. It's a well-known family secret...
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Helen (Katsioules) Buras

December 1, 1936 - August 20, 2020

West Newton – Mrs. Helen (Katsioules) Buras, of West Newton, died at her home on Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was 83 years old. Helen was born in Boston on December 1, 1936 to the late Charles and Toula (Athansopolous) Katsioules. Raised in the South End and Dorchester neighborhoods, she graduated from the Dorchester High School for Girls in Codman Square. Shortly thereafter she began...
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Steven J. Wilson

February 17, 1950 - August 19, 2020

Milford – Mr. Steven J. Wilson, of Milford, died Thursday, August 19, 2020 following a brief illness. He was 70. Steve was born in Waltham on February 17, 1950, a son of the late Frederick and Dora (Jones) Wilson, and had lived in Waltham before moving to Milford in 1992. He worked for more than thirty-five years as a production manager for WalChem-Iwaki America, a chemical pump...
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Margaret P. (Enos) Perry

January 27, 1926 - August 17, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret P. (Enos) Perry, of Waltham, died at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham on August 17, 2020. She was 94 years old. Margaret was born in Waltham on January 27, 1926, a daughter of the late Adam and Mary (Lynch) Enos and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She started her career at a local photography lab, then worked for many years as a graphic designer and office...
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Susan J. (Adams) Bernard

August 21, 1943 - August 17, 2020

Sue Bernard adored her family! It began when she married her high school sweetheart, Gerald E. Bernard on September 1, 1962 at Saint Mary's Church. They were each other's life partner through so many different facets of life. For over 28 years Sue managed the office for Jerry and their sons' well-known and respected business, Bernard Electric, until 2010 when they retired. Jerry was an active...
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Victor F. Wilson

March 6, 1924 - August 17, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Victor F. Wilson, of Waltham, died at home on Monday, August 17, 2020 following a period of declining health. He was 96. Vic was born in Boston on March 6, 1924, a son of the late Esther (Corcoran) and Victor F. Wilson, Sr. and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in Boston in 1941. After high school he worked for a short time as a draftsman at The Submarine Signal Company ...
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Christopher J. Preston

October 24, 1963 - August 10, 2020

Chris Preston's bottom line: 'Given the right attitude anything is possible!' This is what he learned growing up in the City of Boston. Raised in the Mission Hill neighborhood he was the fourth child of five born to the late Richard and Ann (Maclone) Preston. Born in Newton on October 24, 1963 in Newton his father was a longtime employee of Boston Edison and his mother a head nurse at Brigham and...
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Donald C. 'Butch' McCue

April 22, 1937 - August 10, 2020

Butch McCue's favorite place to be was on Cape Cod…namely Popponesset. Anyone who has affection for the Cape knows once you're over the bridge on the other side of the canal it's the way life should be. The ocean, the beaches, nature and the company of family and friends was all Butch ever needed. Donald C. 'Butch' McCue died Monday, August 10, 2020 in Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in...
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James Casella

August 6, 2020

James M. Casella, 93, passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020 at his home in Waltham surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to his wife Santa (Ingegneri) Casella. Mr. Casella was the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Manero) Casella. He was born, raised, educated, and lived his entire life in Waltham. Jim was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S....
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Robert S. Flynn

January 24, 1928 - August 3, 2020

Waltham – Attorney Robert S. Flynn, of Waltham, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at Sunrise of Wayland following a period of declining health. He was 92. Bob was born in Weston, a son of the late Paul and Alice (Fahy) Flynn, and was a graduate of Saint Sebastian's School, then in Newton. He earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1951 and after that joined the United States Navy...
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Claudia P. (Pierre) Daniel

November 7, 1930 - August 2, 2020

Mrs. Claudia P. Daniel, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was 89. Better known of family and friends, 'Tico' was born November 7, 1930 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic a daughter of the late Freney and Philosia (Louidor) Pierre. She lived there until the age of seven with her parents, older brother Luc and her twin brother, Cleophat. She then moved to the west...
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Steven E. Rotchford

June 24, 1955 - August 2, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Steven E. 'Rocko' Rotchford, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 65. Steven, affectionately known as 'Rocko' was born June 24, 1955 in Waltham a son of the late Edward R. and Barbara M. (Curtin) Rotchford. He was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1974. Steven worked as the parts manager for...
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Barbara M. (Farrell) Cummings

September 17, 1927 - August 1, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara M. (Farrell) Cummings, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 92. Barbara was born in Waltham on September 17, 1927, a daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (Downes) Farrell and was a lifelong resident. She was a 1945 graduate of Waltham High School and after that worked as a secretary for ten years in the Waltham Veterans...
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Destinie S. Irvin

March 7, 2001 - July 26, 2020

Destinie Irvin passed away on July 26, 2020, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving mother, brother, boyfriend, and best friend. She was 19 years old. Destinie was born in New York on March 7, 2001, to her mother, Tiffany Edwards. She was tiny but fierce and achieved all of her developmental milestones early. Once Destinie learned something, she would not let anyone do it for her....
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David B. Pollock

December 23, 1934 - July 25, 2020

Waltham – Mr. David B. Pollock, of Waltham, formerly of Weston, died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85. Dave was born in Worcester on December 23, 1934 to the late Robert W. and Leonie E. (Bertrand) Pollock. He was raised in Weston and was a 1954 graduate of Weston High School. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for three years...
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Ruth E. McCarthy

July 5, 1929 - July 25, 2020

Mrs. Ruth E. (Kellogg) McCarthy, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. She was 91. Ruth was born July 5, 1929 in Boston a daughter of the late Clarence G. and Emma (Newton) Kellogg. Raised in Dorchester she was a graduate of Dorchester High School. She married Edward P. McCarthy on July 3, 1948. Ed died November 10, 2011....
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Catherine M. 'Kay' Hache

March 9, 1927 - July 24, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Catherine M. 'Kay' (Landry) Haché, of Waltham, died on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 93. Kay was born in Waltham on March 9, 1927, a daughter of the late Eloi and Sabine (Gaudet) Landry, and had been a lifelong resident. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1945 she went to work for a time at the Raytheon Company in Waltham. After her...
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Emery J. Cormier

May 28, 1942 - July 24, 2020

Emery Joseph Cormier, 78, of Waltham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully with his family by his side at The Parlin Hospice House on Friday, July 24 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick (NB), Emery was the son of the late Tilmon and Sarah (Cormier) Cormier. He was the youngest of 15 children. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five sisters and...
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Joanne M. (Russo) Monagle

June 11, 1944 - July 22, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Joanne M. (Russo) Monagle, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her home. She was 76. Joanne was born in Boston on June 11, 1944 to the late Joseph and Marcelle (Moreau) Russo. She was raised in Revere and Everett and moved to Waltham in 1974. Until her retirement she worked as a cook in the cafeteria at Waltham High School and before that worked for years...
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James W. Mungovan Jr.

December 17, 1941 - July 19, 2020

Shrewsbury - If there is one word to describe Jim Mungovan, it is loveable and anyone that knew him would agree. There were no false airs or pretense with him. Comfortable in label free attire, he was a quiet and gentle man with a terrific sense of humor. He had an unwavering love and pride for his family and was loyal to anyone whom he liked. Jim was like a four-leafed clover…lucky to have but...
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Bertin J. F. LeBlanc

April 16, 1941 - July 19, 2020

Maynard – Mr. Bertin J. F. "Bert" LeBlanc, of Maynard, formerly of Waltham, died at home on, Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was 79 years old. Bert was born in Ste. Marie, New Brunswick on April 16, 1941 to the late Antoine and Albertha (Poirier) LeBlanc. He was educated in Canada and moved to the United States in 1961. He had worked as a machine operator for the Weston Water Department for more...
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Dorothy M. Mateik

October 4, 1928 - July 17, 2020

Ms. Dorothy M. Mateik, of Salem, died on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 91 years old. Dorothy was born in Beverly to the late Basil and Mary (Pulski) Mateik on October 4, 1928. In addition to her parents, she is reunited in Heaven with her brother, William Mateik. She leaves many nieces and nephews, including William J. Mateik (Marie) of...
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John J. Eagan

April 2, 1935 - July 16, 2020

Waltham – Mr. John J. Eagan, of Waltham, died on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85. John was born in Brighton on April 2, 1935 to the late Charles J. and Catherine Grace (Murphy) Eagan. A lifelong resident of Waltham he was a 1953 graduate of Waltham High School. After that he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his time in the...
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Robert A. Storlazzi

January 9, 1965 - July 15, 2020

"To be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, day and night, to make you like everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - E.E. Cummings Robert Arnold "Bob" Storlazzi died July 15, 2020 after a long illness from cancer. He was 55. Bob was born in Waltham on January 9, 1965, a son of the late Arnold E....
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Dominick A. Pino

June 12, 1944 - July 13, 2020

"You are forever in my heart . . . until we meet again . . ." Dominick Pino was kind, loving, generous, and was the light of his family's lives. He was known for giving abundantly of perhaps his scarcest resource: his time. "The purpose of life," he would say, "is to pass it on." In addition to being a dedicated husband and father, this meant passing on to others his hallmark wisdom and humor....
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Margaret A. 'Peg' Foley (Zamansky)

May 31, 1937 - July 11, 2020

Peg Foley counted every day as a blessing. Her home was always where her heart was most content, and it is where family and friends gathered to grow in love and friendship, share in happiness and hardship, and where unconditional acceptance greeted you at the doorstep. Margaret Ann McGuinness was born on May 31, 1937 in Whitinsville, daughter of the late Gordon L. and Lillian A. (Casey)...
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Carol M. (Stone) Miroff

December 12, 1934 - July 6, 2020

Mrs. Carol M. (Stone) Miroff, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, March 16, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was 85 years old. Carol was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 12, 1934, the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Baker) Stone. After the death of her husband, Harold, she moved to Sarasota, Florida and then to Rhode Island 12 years ago...
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