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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

Richard L. Eaton

July 3, 1932 - September 24, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Richard L. Eaton, of Waltham, died Monday, September 24, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 86. Richard was born in Boston on July 3, 1932, a son of the late Harry and Esther (Eagan) Eaton. He married Eleanor L. Schofield on August 12, 1950 in Saint Patrick's Church in Roxbury. The couple moved to Newton in 1955 and to Waltham eighteen years ago. He was a motion...
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Richard C. Beatty

November 28, 1936 - September 23, 2018

Belmont - Richard C. Beatty 'The Clyde' passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23rd, after a fifteen-year battle against Parkinson's Disease. Throughout his life, Richard maintained his dry sense of humor, stubborn will, offbeat taste in music, and love for the outdoors. Most importantly, he cherished relationships with family and close friends. Never interested in "quality merchandise at a...
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Claire A. (Schubert) Rourke

November 20, 1926 - September 22, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Claire A. (Schubert) Rourke, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 91. Claire was born on November 20, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Adam L. and Margaret M. (McMahon) Schubert and was raised in Queens. In February, 1949 she married Waltham native Francis J. Rourke and the couple made Waltham their...
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Alma T. (Cormier) Serval

March 14, 1927 - September 20, 2018

Mrs. Alma T. (Cormier) Serval, of Waltham died after being comforted by her husband, Stanley and daughter, Irene on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was 91. Born on March 14, 1927 in Chisholm, Maine she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Nellie (Lacroix) Cormier. She married Stanley S. Serval Sr. on June 30, 1957 in Saint Mary's Church. She worked as an office clerk for Haymarket Kitchen...
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John J. Mullaney III

December 19, 1949 - September 18, 2018

John Mullaney's life was centered on 'his girls', his grandchildren and his neighbors whom he considered family. And they were with him when he died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Born on December 19, 1949 in Waltham John was one of twelve children of the late John J. Jr. and Hilda C. (Besso) Mullaney. John graduated...
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James W. Walsh

October 24, 1943 - September 17, 2018

Waltham – Mr. James W. Walsh, of Waltham, died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 74. Jim was born in Boston on October 24, 1943, a son of the late James and Mary Christine (Dargon) Walsh. He was raised in Newton and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Waltham fifteen years ago. He was a 1962 graduate of Newton High School. Until his...
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Christine J. Palmer

March 8, 1967 - September 15, 2018

Marshfield – Ms. Christine M. Palmer, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 unexpectedly at home. She was 51. Christine, lovingly known to many family and friends as 'Tine' was born March 8, 1967 in Boston a daughter of the late Richard A. and Joan F. (Caiewski) Palmer. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1985. She...
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Bartley V. Faherty

July 26, 1937 - September 15, 2018

Bartley Vincent Faherty of Lexington, formerly of Waltham and Galway, Ireland went home to God on September 15, 2018 with his wife and children at his side. Born in Killagoola, Moycullen, Co. Galway, Ireland as the 7th of 10 children to Kate O'Donnell and Thomas Faherty where he spent many happy days sitting on the Clydagh Bridge, taking his Mom to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays to sell her...
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Pasquale W. 'Pat' Arena

April 1, 1926 - September 12, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Pasquale W. 'Pat' Arena, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He was 92. Pat was born in Framingham on April 1, 1926, a son of the late Giovanni and Jennie (Infererre) Arena, and moved to Waltham with his family as a child. He grew up in Waltham surrounded by a large family and developed a love . . . and a keen talent . . . for...
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Norman C. Cormier

June 19, 1941 - September 12, 2018

Waltham – Norman Cormier was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He always knew to measure twice and cut once. His home in Waltham is an example of his craftsmanship and passion for his work and it's where he died peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was 77. Norman was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada on June 19, 1941, the son of the late Clovis and Emma (Melanson)...
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Kenneth I. Butler

August 22, 1937 - September 11, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth I. Butler, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 81. Ken was born in Boston on August 22, 1937, a son of the late Chandler and Hope (Bernard) Butler. He was raised in Newtonville where he lived before moving to Waltham twenty-eight years ago. He was a graduate of Newton High and Boston University. While a...
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Lillian R. (Holappa) LaRosee

February 10, 1924 - September 11, 2018

Watertown – Mrs. Lillian Rose (Holappa) LaRosee, of Watertown, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Sunrise of Burlington. She was 94. She was born in Baltic, Michigan, a small town in the upper peninsula on February 10, 1924. Her parents, Michael and Rose (Typpi) Holappa were hard working and humble and belonged to nearby Grace Lutheran Church. Following her marriage to Waltham native...
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September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2018

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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Peter J.L. Falco

December 19, 1953 - September 10, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Peter J. L. Falco, of Waltham, died Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. He was 64. Peter was born in Somerville on December 19, 1953, the much loved son of the late Gennaro G. and Josephine M. (Tarullo) Falco. He lived most his life in Waltham at the Walter E. Fernald School where caregivers, fellow residents and family cherished his gentle...
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Terrance A. 'Terry' Frechette

June 27, 1940 - September 7, 2018

Terry Frechette would agree with Arnold Palmer's assessment that 'golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.' Terry Frechette's lifelong love affair with golf began as young boy at age ten as a caddy at Weston Golf...
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Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise

March 3, 1926 - September 4, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Arnold House in Stoneham. She was 92. Helen was born on March 3, 1926 in Newton, a daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Mayhew) McCusker. A graduate of Waltham High School she later married Jamaica Plain native C. Arthur LaHaise, Jr. in 1948 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church. Arthur died on August 31,...
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Aldo Servino

April 19, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Aldo Servino remained mindful of his beginnings throughout his eighty-seven years life. Born in Naples, Italy on April 19, 1931 he was a son of the late Domenico and Giuseppina (Giannetti) Servino. Raised and educated in Italy he attended and achieved degrees from fine arts colleges in Italy. His talent and passions lied in ceramic arts and as a commercial artist many of his works were sold in...
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John R. 'Jack' Silva

November 26, 1946 - September 1, 2018

Waltham – Mr. John R. 'Jack' Silva, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at The Residence at Watertown Square. He was 71. Jack was born in Lexington on November 26, 1946, the son of the late John A. and Barbara A. (Armstrong) Silva. He and his family moved to Waltham when he was ten and he later graduated from Waltham Vocational High School. He worked for years as an expert spray...
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Rosmely Crites

February 4, 1980 - August 29, 2018

Mrs. Rosmely (Hsu) Crites, of San Francisco, California and more recently Framingham Massachusetts, died on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was 38. Rose was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 4, 1980, the daughter of Shih Chang Hsu and Yu-Mei Hsu Teng. She was raised in Southern California where she attended Walnut and...
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Anna G. DiGregorio

July 1, 1927 - August 28, 2018

Mrs. Anna G. (Gallo) DiGregorio, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford surrounded by family. She was 91. Anna was born in Lynn on July 1, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Jean (Barbaro) Gallo. She was raised and educated in East Boston and on May 4, 1947 she married fellow East Boston native Vincent M. DiGregorio. In 1957 the pair settled in...
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Anna F. Stanton

November 15, 1921 - August 28, 2018

Mrs. Anna F. Stanton, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham with her family by her side. She was 96. Anna was born in Waltham on November 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Constantine and Anna (Doherty) Voymas. A lifelong Waltham resident, she was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in 1939. Anna enjoyed old classic films, Broadway...
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Anna-May Vannasse

January 22, 1926 - August 26, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Anna-May (Monks) Vannasse, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 92. Anna-May was born in Cambridge on January 22, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Murphy) Monks and moved to Waltham with her family three years later. When the newly formed Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish was established in...
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Ronald L. Biggins

February 23, 1935 - August 25, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Ronald L. Biggins, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 25th, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. He was 83. Ron was born in Waltham on February 23, 1935, a son of the late Raymond L. and Cecelia E. (Sullivan) Biggins, and had been a lifelong resident. During the Korean War he served with the United States Army and after his discharge joined the United States Air Force...
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Mary (Giannantonio) Deveau Kittredge

August 12, 1924 - August 25, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Mary (Giannantonio) Deveau Kittredge, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 94. Mary was born on August 12, 1924 in Everett a daughter of the late Felix and Anni (Nerrone) Giannantonio and was raised in Everett as well. She lived many years in Waltham and in Plymouth before returning to Waltham in 1999. She...
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Jonathan Cutts

August 25, 1946 - August 24, 2018

Newton – Mr. Jonathan Cutts, of Newton, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Carney Hospital in Dorchester. He was 71. Jonathan was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 25, 1946, a son of the late Morgan and Katherine (Knox) Cutts. He was raised and educated in Providence and had lived in the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge for the past 30 years. He loved helping others and...
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Leona M. (Belliveau) Alessandro

January 18, 1923 - August 24, 2018

Buzzards Bay – Mrs. Leona M. (Belliveau) Alessandro, of Buzzards Bay, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Leona was born in Waltham on January 18, 1923, a daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Fagan) Belliveau and had been a lifelong Waltham resident until she moved in 2016 to Buzzards Bay where she lived with her son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Marie. ...
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John J. Mullaney, Jr.

May 30, 1926 - August 24, 2018

Centerville – Mr. John J. Mullaney, Jr., of Centerville, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in his home. He was 92. John was born in Waltham on May 30, 1926, a son of the late John J. and Irene (Arsenault) Mullaney, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to the Cape in 1998. He was a 1944 graduate of Waltham High School and then joined the United States Navy serving as an aviation...
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Meaghan Gobron

May 11, 1985 - August 24, 2018

Dr. T.P. Chia said, 'A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.' Meaghan Gobron made her way through life with a smile on her face that would light up a room…it was easier to smile, even in the face of constant challenges. Meaghan's smile was an act of love and a gift to all those in her company, be they stranger or friend. She was a truly beautiful person. ...
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Frank J. Kortenkaemper

July 17, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Mr. Frank J. Kortenkaemper, of Waltham, died on Friday, August 24, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 80. Frank was born in Hiltrup, Germany a son of the late Frank Josef and Gertrude Auguste (Zudrop) Kortenkaemper. Raised and educated in Germany he immigrated to the United States in 1960 settling in Waltham. Before retiring, Frank worked as a bricklayer for 42 years with the...
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Maureen A. Dawson - Dillon

December 30, 1988 - August 19, 2018

Peace, light, joy and refreshment . . . those were the simple gifts that Maureen Dawson-Dillon enjoyed every time she sat in the sand and listened to the waves at Manomet Beach in Plymouth . . . a place that she and her family treasured. Maureen A. Dawson was born alongside her twin sister, Meagan on December 30, 1988 in Leominster. She was a daughter of the late John J. "Jack" Dawson, Jr....
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Ruth A. Valente

March 13, 1925 - August 18, 2018

Wayland – Mrs. Ruth A. (Perry) Valente, of Wayland, died at her home at Carriage House at Lee's Farm on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was 93. Ruth was born in Waltham on March 13, 1925, the middle daughter of the late Albert J. and Ethel R. (Dobson) Perry and was raised in Watertown. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and after her children were grown went back to school where...
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Margaret R. Saulnier

April 20, 1922 - August 17, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret R. (Hanrahan) Saulnier, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 96. Margaret was born in Fall River on April 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel (Braine) Hanrahan. Until her retirement she had worked at the Fernald School in Waltham as a supervisor; it was a job she thoroughly enjoyed and was amongst...
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Rita H. Crossman

December 29, 1925 - August 16, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Rita H. (LaBrack) Crossman, of Waltham died Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She was 92. Rita was born in Worcester on December 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (St. Pierre) LaBrack and was raised in Brighton. After graduating from Saint Columbkille's High School in Brighton she went to work as a secretary at State Street Bank and...
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Catherine A. Scafidi Price

November 19, 1929 - August 15, 2018

Waltham - No one would argue that Catherine Scafidi Price had a good life. While ordinary in most ways it was always filled with the love of a large family. She enjoyed good health most of her life up until the last six weeks when presented with some medical challenges. She had candid but loved filled conversations with her children and they knew she was ready to be reunited with husbands, Ernest...
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Maria Immacolata (Scalzi) Russo

October 9, 1934 - August 13, 2018

Newton - Mrs. Maria Immacolata (Scalzi) Russo, of Newton, died at home on Monday, August 13, 2018. She was 83. Maria Immacolata Scalzi was born October 9, 1934 in Zolli, Roccabascerana, Provincia di Avellino, Campania, Italy a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Giovannina (Fantasia) Scalzi. Raised and educated in Italy she married Luigi Russo on February 20, 1955 in Italy and they immigrated...
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Robert J. Lee

September 24, 1934 - August 12, 2018

Bob Lee was able to reap what he sowed most of his life. He was a kind and gentle man with a determined work ethic. Upon his death on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Sharon when family and friends learn of his death it's greeted with sadness but a universal agreement that he was one of the kindest people on earth. He was 83. Born on September 24, 1934 in Boston, Robert J. Lee was...
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David J. Fenton

January 28, 1932 - August 12, 2018

When David Fenton beat Legionnaries' disease four years ago his family dubbed him their 'Superman'. He ran with it. Since then he'd adorn anything the super hero wore. He would proudly sport his Superman tee-shirt beneath his button down and in full drama...bust out of it when able just like in the movies. He wore his Superman socks, watch and shorts as often as possible and it was often a source...
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Margaret M. Ouellette

August 20, 1926 - August 11, 2018

Mrs. Margaret M. "Peg" (Chiasson) Ouellette, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Hospice Care at Barrington Terrace of Naples. She was 91. Peg was born in Newton on August 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Burns) Chiasson. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waltham and had worked for New...
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Dorothy M. (Gray) Elliott

February 22, 1934 - August 11, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy M. (Gray) Elliott, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, August 11, 2018. She was 84. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Clara A. (Warner) Gray and wife of the late Edgar A. Landry and Kenneth B. Elliott. She was predeceased by her siblings, Flora E. Wiggin and Robert L. Gray. She leaves her children, Lisa M. Kulp (Barry) of West Linn, Oregon and Scott E....
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Jean G. Finfrock

May 1, 1932 - August 10, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Jean G. (Meegan) Finfrock, of Waltham, formerly of Natick and Belmont, died on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86. Born on May 1, 1932 in Boston she was the daughter of the late Albert and Irene (Casey) Meegan. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She then graduated from Regis College. Professionally she...
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Kathleen F. (Linnehan) Casey

February 5, 1937 - August 7, 2018

Mrs. Kathleen F. (Linnehan) Casey, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 81. She was born February 5, 1937 in Newton a daughter of the late Francis and Gertrude (Mullin) Linnehan. Raised and educated in Newton she was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She married Donald J. Casey on April 28, 1962 in Sacred Heart Church in Newton Centre and she...
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Kathleen E. Malloy

January 30, 1935 - August 6, 2018

Mrs. Kathleen E. (O'Reilly) Malloy, of Waltham and Summerfield, Florida, died on Monday August 6, 2018. She was 83. Kathy was born in Cambridge on January 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Clarissa (Torode) O'Reilly. She graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School and married Waltham native James A. Malloy on July 8, 1956. The pair settled in Waltham where they would raise their...
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Jean M. (McGrail) Leary

May 7, 1946 - August 6, 2018

Long before the advent of 'social media' Jean Leary lived it. Always inquisitive about the well-being of others she was the person who made you smile when she walked into a room . . . but she was happier to see you. Whether in person or on the phone Jean always kept up with her family and her friends . . . some from her childhood days in Cambridge and Belmont to nursing school to work to her...
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Chester Y. Quan

August 24, 1929 - August 6, 2018

Newton - Mr. Chester Y. Quan, of Newton, died Monday, August 6, 2018 in Lincoln House Hospice Residence of Care Dimensions in Lincoln. He was 88. Mr. Quan immigrated to the United States and joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Albany during the Korean War. Mr. Quan retired from the China Moon restaurant after working there 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren...
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Susan E. Sanderson

September 14, 1946 - August 3, 2018

Ms. Susan E Sanderson, formerly of Belmont and Watertown, died Friday August 3, 2018 following a short period of declining health. Susan was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bernice 'Bunny' (Sullivan) Sanderson of Watertown. She is survived by her brother Bruce Sanderson and his wife, Pamela, of Watertown and their children Kevin and Lynne Sanderson Susan was predeceased by her...
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Remo M. Alonge

April 26, 1993 - August 3, 2018

'A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around' said Carolyn Birmingham. These words couldn't more accurately describe Remo Alonge. He had the ability to make people laugh and because of his smile he made the world a more beautiful place. His mother, Maria said Remo was the...
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Mildred J. (Joyce) Molis

October 26, 1921 - August 3, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Mildred J. (Joyce) Molis, of Waltham, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 96. Millie was born in Waltham on October 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Norman and Bertha (Curtis) Joyce. She lived in West Brookfield, Leominster and in Merrimack, New Hampshire before returning to Waltham twenty-eight years ago. Until her retirement, she worked at...
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Justin R. Provencher

November 17, 1995 - July 29, 2018

From the moment that his mother got him a pair of skates and his father got him onto the ice when he was four years old Justin Provencher found his greatest love. Skating and hockey . . . hockey and skating . . . every day all day if he could have. Justin's passion for the sport followed him throughout his life. He graduated from Sudbury High School but before that had played for the Waltham...
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Frank J. Casella

January 11, 1944 - July 29, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Frank J. Casella, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Frank was born in Waltham on January 11, 1944, a son of the late Luigi and Carmella (Repisardi) Casella, and had been a lifelong resident. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1962 and earned his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He went to work for...
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Eugenia M. Lenz

June 4, 1957 - July 28, 2018

Randolph – Ms. Eugenia M. "Genia" Lenz, of Randolph, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 in her home. She was 61. Genia was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 4, 1957, a daughter of the late Eugene K. Lenz and Marie (Carmelengo) Lenz Michau. After graduating from Point Pleasant Borough High School she earned her bachelor's degree at Providence College. She worked for years as a laboratory...
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Janice M. Long

October 2, 1953 - July 24, 2018

Ms. Janice M. Long, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018. She was 64. Janice was born in Waltham on October 2, 1953, the daughter of the late Lloyd L. and Alice A. (Christie) Long. She graduated from Waltham High School and had worked at Waltham Hospital for many years. Janice was selfless by nature and was a wonderful friend who could always be counted on for support. She worked...
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Georg Schkuta

April 24, 1922 - July 24, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Georg Schkuta, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a short illness. He was 96. Born on April 24, 1922 in Ptkatenzy, Ukraine he was a son of the late Andrew and Matrona (Sopilhjak) Schkuta. Raised and educated in the Ukraine he married Aira V. Niittymaki on August 7, 1953 in England and later immigrated to the United States in 1968 settling...
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Sarah 'Sally' Fox

February 24, 1930 - July 24, 2018

Author Jenny Joseph wrote a poem 'When I'm Old I Shall Wear Purple' and it plays on the routineness of life and suggests living a little less ordinary so that when one is old nothing comes as a surprise. "But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised…when suddenly I am old and start to wear purple!' When Sally Fox beat breast cancer ten...
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Charles J. Nadeau, Jr.

February 28, 1928 - July 22, 2018

Natick – Mr. Charles J. Nadeau, Jr., of Natick, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at his home. He was 90. Charlie was born in Charlestown on February 28, 1928, a son of the late Charles J., Sr. and Viola M. (Hinke) Nadeau. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and served as part of the occupation force in the Pacific at the end of World War II and was...
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Man-Tang Liu

October 10, 1938 - July 20, 2018

Mr. Man-Tang Liu, of Newton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was 79. Born on October 1, 1938 in Yunlin, a countryside in Taiwan, he was a son of the late Jen-Hsiang Liu and Xin LiuHuang.  At age 15, he left home to go to Taipei for attending high school. Since then, he had been independent without seeking any financial support from his parents.  Later, he worked...
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Albert A. Arena

November 12, 1929 - July 17, 2018

Waltham – Al Arena agreed with American novelist Michael Crichton who once observed that "If you don't know history, then you don't know anything . . . you are a leaf that doesn't know that it is part of a tree." In 1971 Al founded the Waltham Museum, first on Charles Street, before its move to the old police station on Lexington Street. By then he had become Waltham's chronicler, collector...
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Reynold P. 'Rey' Graunas

May 29, 1928 - July 15, 2018

Weston – Mr. Reynold P. 'Rey' Graunas, of Weston died Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a long period of health issues. He was 90. Born on May 29, 1928 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York he was a son of the Lithuanian immigrants John and Mary (Rinkevicius) Graunas. Upon graduating from high school with honors he came to Cambridge in 1946 to attend Massachusetts Institute...
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Agnes T. Bandini

October 31, 1918 - July 14, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Agnes (Sullivan) Bandini, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 14, 2018. She was 99. She was raised in Brookline and had lived in Brighton before moving to Waltham thirty years ago. Until her retirement she had worked as waitress for many years at 1200 Beacon Street, a restaurant in Brookline. She leaves her sons, James J. 'Jay' Bandini and his wife, Joy,...
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Karl G. Kershner

August 16, 1966 - July 14, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Karl G. Kershner, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home. He was 51. Karl was born in Waltham on August 16, 1966, a son of the late Homer W. and Joan M. (Healey) Kershner. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and a lifelong resident. Karl had a green thumb and enjoyed taking care of his garden at home. He also had a kind heart, this was evident by the...
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Margaret E. (Bradley) Clinch

November 11, 1919 - July 14, 2018

Nashua, NH – Mrs. Margaret E. 'Marge' (Bradley) Clinch, Of Nashua, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was 98. Margaret was born on in Waltham on November 11, 1919, a daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Duffy) Bradley and was a 1937 graduate of Waltham High School. She worked for thirty-five years as an inspector for the Raytheon Company...
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Jane (Corliss) Buckley

March 29, 1941 - July 13, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Jane (Corliss) Buckley, of Waltham, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 77. Jane was born in Boston on March 29, 1941, and was raised in Watertown where she graduated from Rosary Academy. After that she earned her bachelor's degree at Regis College in Weston. After college she taught for a few years at the Cunniff School in Watertown before...
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Richard James Casella

August 24, 1958 - July 9, 2018

A MAN OF OUTER STRENGTH AND INNER BEAUTY Richard James Casella, 59, passed away on March 9, 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Baltimore, Maryland, due to complications of C.O.P.D. Richard is the son of the late Joseph and Shirley Casella. Born on August 24, 1958 and raised in Waltham, he is a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School. Richard's hometown of Waltham will always...
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John A. Tomasello, Sr.

October 29, 1929 - July 3, 2018

John Tomasello admired the fact that Lou Gehrig was quoted as saying that he considered himself to be one of the luckiest men alive even when faced and diagnosed with a dreaded disease that would later bear his name. John too felt that he in fact joined the ranks of the being one of the luckiest men alive. He penned a note to family in advance of his death reminding them not to be sad when his...
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Robert L. Sorenson

March 19, 1926 - July 3, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Robert L. Sorenson, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was 92. Bob was born March 19, 1926 in Boston a son of the late William and Annie B. (Johnson) Sorenson. Raised and educated in Medford he was a graduate of Medford High School. Upon graduation from high school he entered the Navy and proudly served during World War II...
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Donald J. Anthony

March 1, 1995 - July 2, 2018

Great Barrington – Don Anthony was a gifted musician, chef and potter who lived a life of simplicity and charity. He was 23 when he died at his Great Barrington home on July 2, 2018. He was a licensed phlebotomist and massage therapist and attended Berkshire Community College for a degree in nursing. Don will long be remembered by family and friends as a remarkable and independent young man...
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Hildegard M. MacLean

October 2, 1921 - July 1, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Hildegard M. (Rogalla) MacLean, of Waltham, died at home on Monday, July 1, 2018. She was 96. She was born October 2, 1921 in Butzbach, Germany a daughter of the late August and Erna (Harmel) Rogalla and immigrated to the United States in 1954 and lived in Waltham over 50 years. Hildegard worked as an optician for Optics in Waltham and later in research for Raytheon...
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John J. Devlin , Jr.

August 3, 1936 - July 1, 2018

Maynard - Mr. John J. Devlin Jr., of Maynard, formerly of Waltham died on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 81. Born on August 3, 1936 in Medford he was a son of the late John J. and Ruth (Browne) Devlin Sr. Raised and educated in Medford High School and married Mildred E. Furdon. They lived many years in Waltham and shortly after Mildred's death in 1999 he moved to...
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Susan M. (Fyfe) Stallings

April 13, 1958 - June 29, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Susan M. (Fyfe) Stallings, of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2018 at home. She was 60. Born on April 13, 1958 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Mandile) Fyfe. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She was always willing to lend a hand and cherished time spent with family and friends. She leaves her...
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William F. Wiggin

December 9, 1928 - June 27, 2018

Waltham – When the local banking industry grew up in the post-War era Waltham's Bill Wiggin grew up right along with it. His first banking job came in 1945 at Waltham National Bank at 637 Main Street when, as a sophomore at Waltham High, he was tasked with manually imprinting customers names on the then cutting edge 'ThriftChecks' offered by the bank. A big deal in those days. After...
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Richard Wharton

July 19, 1947 - June 27, 2018

Bedford – Mr. Richard Wharton, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Lowell Memorial Hospital. He was 70. Richard was born July 19, 1947 in Cambridge a son of the late John and Alice (Beauchemin) Wharton and is predeceased by his only sibling, Alice Utter. He was a much loved resident at the former Walter E. Fernald School in Waltham for over fifty years where he was a well-known...
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Mark S. 'Blackie' Blackwood

November 1, 1961 - June 26, 2018

Watertown - Mark S. Blackwood, lovingly known to all as 'Blackie', had an uncanny ability to light up a room with his contagious sense of humor and wit…and often with a sarcasm that was his virtual hug. He laughed hard, celebrated life and was lucky and rich in life by the value he found in his family and friends and the richness of personality he showed them every day. Mark died...
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Donna M. (Carroll) Butler

August 21, 1947 - June 25, 2018

Watertown - Donna M. (Carroll) Butler, of Watertown, died Monday, June 25, 2018 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after an illness. She was 70. Donna was born August 21, 1947 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. Raised and educated in Watertown she was a graduate of Watertown High School with the class of 1966. She was married to the late Robert O. Butler who died January 6,...
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Stephen A. Connearney

June 6, 1951 - June 25, 2018

Waltham – Thomas Edison once observed that "opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Steve Connearney never missed an opportunity to work hard, have fun and take care of his family. His wife Ginger said that her husband was the hardest working man she'd ever met. Fiercely loyal to his family, his friends and his customers Steve was the...
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William J. Champion

November 7, 1941 - June 24, 2018

Waltham – Mr. William J. 'Bill' Champion, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 76. Bill was born in Waltham on November 7, 1941, a son of the late Robert C. and Catherine A. "Kay" (Walsh) Champion, and was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. Until his...
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Phyllis R. (Joyal) Deveaux

October 1, 1938 - June 23, 2018

Milford – Mrs. Phyllis R. (Joyal) Deveaux, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Medway Manor after having suffered a stroke a week earlier. She was 79. Phyllis was born in Waltham on October 1, 1938, one of eight children born to the late Alde and Vizina (LeBlanc) Joyal. She was a 1956 graduate of Waltham High School. It was at Waltham High where Phyllis met...
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Sr. Katherine Martin Caughey, SND

July 11, 1938 - June 18, 2018

On the 30th of January, 1960, Sister Katherine Martin, SND promised Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in consecrating her life in service to Christ and His Church . . . and she never looked back. Patricia Ann Caughey, who grew up in North Reading, first entered religious life with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur three years earlier and professed her final vows on July 30, 1965. By then she'd...
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Raymond M. Lally

October 6, 1925 - June 8, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Raymond M. Lally, of Watertown, died peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 92. Ray was born in Boston on October 6, 1925, a son of the late John and Kathryn (Hickey) Lally, and was raised in Waltham. During World War II he served with the United States Navy. In 1950 he married Waltham native Ann M. Fitzpatrick in Saint Mary's Church...
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Marilyn M. Elliot

March 10, 1936 - June 8, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Marilyn M. (Kassatly) Elliot, of Waltham, died Friday, June 8, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 82. Marilyn was born and raised in Allston, a daughter of the late Albert and Ida (Mudarri) Kassatly, and was a graduate of Brighton High School. In June, 1956 she married Kenneth F. Elliot and the couple became lifelong Waltham residents four years later. ...
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Sheila E. (Enz) Downey

March 19, 1929 - June 7, 2018

Mrs. Sheila E. (Enz) Downey, formerly of Roslyn Harbor, New York and Jupiter, Florida died Thursday,June 7, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham, MA. She was 89. Born on March 19, 1929 in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Anton and Johanna (Stack) Enz. She graduated from Forest Hills High School in Queens, NY and earned a certificate from the Berkeley...
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Naomi Susan Chick

November 7, 1992 - June 6, 2018

Naomi Chick lived! While blessed with only twenty-five years she assured her family and friends she lived a full life. She accomplished much, loved unconditionally…and made the world a better place. 

In the comfort and presence of her parents surrounded by love Naomi Susan Chick died peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Her family will...
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Carmela S. (Auditore) Levy

July 2, 1937 - June 4, 2018

Norwood - Mrs. Carmela S. (Auditore) Levy, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, June 4, 2018 in Norwood Hospital. She was 80. Born on July 2, 1937 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late Carmelo G. and Rose V. (Giove) Auditore. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Rosary Academy and Newton Junior College where she received her degree in nursing. A lifelong Waltham resident she lived most of...
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Annie Gray

May 7, 1925 - June 1, 2018

Newton – Mrs. Annie (Senarian) Gray, of Newton, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at her home. She was 93. Annie was born in Newton on May 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Charles and Varsenig (Zahigian) Senarian. She was a lifelong resident of Newton and before her retirement had worked at Sherman Paper Company in Newton Upper Falls. Along with her sister Ida, Annie created many happy memories...
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George W. Jacobs

April 8, 1948 - May 29, 2018

East Kingston, NH – Mr. George W. Jacobs, of East Kingston, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his home. He was 70. George was born in Waltham on April 8, 1948, a son of the late Mathew L. and Charlotte C. (Cody) Jacobs, and lived in Sudbury before moving with his family to Weston as a teen. He graduated from Weston High School in 1966 and after that trained in aircraft maintenance at East...
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Constance T. Enik

December 8, 1922 - May 28, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Constance T. (Mangini) Enik, of Waltham, died Monday, May 28, 2018 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington. She was 95. Constance was born in Waltham on December 8, 1922, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Julia (Brandolini) Mangini. As a teenager she worked at the Puritan Dress Company in Waltham and later worked as a secretary at the Federal Records Center in Waltham...
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Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army." - George Washington August 27, 1776 On a warm summer morning in a field at Long Island, New York General George Washington spoke those words to an anxious group of young men gathered there to...
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Stanley J. Dudek, Sr.

August 15, 1933 - May 26, 2018

Quincy – Mr. Stanley J. Dudek, Sr., of Quincy, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at John Adams Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. He was 84. Stanley was born in Lawrence on August 15, 1933, a son of the late John and Karoline (Kobus) Dudek. After attending Lawrence High School he joined the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War aboard USS Pawcatuck, an...
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Timothy S. Perry

September 17, 1978 - May 22, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Timothy S. Perry, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 39. Tim was born in Boston on September 17, 1978, a son of Nancy (Sheehan) Perry of Windham, New Hampshire and the late David Perry. He was raised in Roslindale and went to Holy Name School in West Roxbury. He was a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and the University of...
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Arthur C. Keith

April 4, 1922 - May 21, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Arthur C. Keith, of Waltham, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home. He was 96. Arthur was born in Stoneham on April 4, 1922, a son of the late Arthur C. and Hazel S. (Sweetland) Keith, and moved with his family to Waltham as an infant and remained a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School. During World War II he served with the United States Army in the...
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Mary Pat (Riseling) Regan

October 23, 1933 - May 20, 2018

Mrs. Mary Pat (Riseling) Regan, of Belmont and North Eastham, formerly of Sudbury, Quincy and Boston died Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Belmont Manor Nursing Center. She was 84. Born on October 23, 1933 in Washington, D.C. she was a daughter of the late John J. and Teresa M. (Gallen) Riseling. She was a graduate of The Academy of the Holy Names and later earned an Associate degree from Immaculate...
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Patricia E. (Flanagan) Sears

January 5, 1940 - May 15, 2018

Hudson – Patricia E. (Flanagan) Sears, of Hudson, died at home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was 78. Patricia was born in Newton on January 5, 1940, a daughter of the late John J., Sr. and Marie E. (Liggett) Flanagan. She was a graduate of Newton High School and had lived in Waltham before moving to Hudson twelve years ago where she was an active participant in senior center activities. ...
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Joanne W. (Whittaker) Cooke

August 25, 1926 - May 10, 2018

Marblehead – "I'm celebrating life!", at 91 years old, Mrs. Joanne W. (Whittaker) Cooke shuffled into her favorite restaurant, Dubies of Salem, and made this declaration. We can only imagine that maybe she knew that just a few days later, she would be surrounded by her family in the care of Kaplan Family Hospice Home in Danvers about to take her last breath. On May 10, 2018, Joanne passed away,...
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Rose M. Chiacchio

November 10, 1925 - May 10, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Rose M. (Taranto) Chiacchio died Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 92. Rose was born November 10, 1925 in Waltham a daughter of the late Angelo and Mary Nancy (Mobilia) Taranto. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School and later the Katherine Gibbs Business School. She married Alfred N. Chiacchio on...
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Clifton R. Wirth

February 6, 1927 - May 8, 2018

Waltham - Mr. Clifton R. Wirth, formerly of Weston, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 91. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 6, 1927, he was a son of the late Frederick and Genevieve (McKigney) Wirth. Raised and educated in New Jersey he was a graduate of Holy Family High School and later earned a degree from Meinzinger Art School...
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Edward T. Boudrot

October 5, 1932 - May 7, 2018

Edward T. Boudrot, 85, of Belmont, died peacefully on May 7, 2018, lovingly surrounded by his five children and their families. Son of Edward N. and Mary (Kenney) Boudrot, Ed was born on October 5, 1932, raised in Cambridge, graduated from the Cambridge Latin School, and joined the Air Force, serving in Germany. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Frances (Patti) Connors Boudrot and leaves his...
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Gilbert Owyang

July 8, 1920 - May 6, 2018

Cambridge - Gilbert Hsiaopin Owyang, a former longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 97. Gilbert was born July 7, 1920 in Tianjin, China. Professor Owyang retired in 1990, Professor Emeritus from the Electrical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His publications include Foundations of Optical...
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Beverly A. Gargone

September 18, 1947 - May 6, 2018

Mrs. Beverly A. (Biddy) Gargone, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, May, 6, 2018. She was 70. Beverly was born September 18, 1947 in Waltham, a daughter of the late Amos and Grace L. (Ezell) Biddy. A lifelong Waltham resident she worked as a cook at Chapel Hill for over ten years, retiring in 2009. Among her interests, she enjoyed gardening, bowling and the Red Sox. An avid walker she...
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Donald S. Conley

June 21, 1933 - May 4, 2018

Newton – Mr. Donald S. Conley, of Newton, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Heathwood Rehabilitation Center in Chestnut Hill. He was 84. He was born in Decatur, Illinois on June 21, 1933, a son of the late Walter and Pauline (Houte) Conley, and had lived in Newton for the past forty-seven years. For forty years Don drove a school bus for the Weston Public Schools where he is remembered with...
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G. Eugene Dacey

July 19, 1928 - May 3, 2018

Watertown – Mr. G. Eugene Dacey, of Watertown, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 3, 2018 with his wife of 58 years by his side. He was 89. Gene was born in Budapest, Hungary on July 19, 1928, the son of the late Sándor and Erzsébet (Kömives) Dakó. In early World War II , Gene lost his only brother, Sándor, who was killed in action in Ukraine. As WWII ended, Gene, still a...
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Jack D. Sears, Jr.

November 2, 1971 - May 3, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Jack D. Sears, Jr., of Waltham, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home. He was 46. Jack was born in Newton on November 2, 1971, a son of Jack D. Sears and Patricia E. (Flanagan) Sears, and was a graduate of Newton North High School. Jack lived most of his life in Waltham and moved back to the city after having been a South Boston resident for ten years. A man of many...
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Elizabeth J. (Norcross) Bell

April 5, 1929 - May 2, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Norcross) Bell, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Belmont Manor Nursing Facility. She was 89. Born on April 5, 1929 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada she was a daughter of the late Warren and Mildred (Patriquin) Norcross. She immigrated to the United States as an infant and was raised and educated in Waltham where she graduated from Waltham High School with the...
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