Saturday, September 11, 2010

Massachusetts Obituaries 09/11/2010

A. Ruth Morgan, 76

SALEM — A. Ruth Morgan, 76, of Salem, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.

Abruzzese, Peter F.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Peter F. Abruzzese III -->Peter F. "PJ" Abruzzese III of Braintree, formerly of Quincy died Friday Sept. 10, 2010 at South Shore Hospital in .....

Adelaide R. Grimm, 90

PEABODY — Mrs. Adelaide Ruth (Kroll) Grimm 90, of Brooksby Village Peabody, a registered nurse, wife of Alfred E. Grimm, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at the Brooksby Village Renaissance Gardens in Peabody.

Adele Lafon, 79
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Alice L. Howes

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Alice L. Morris

Alice L. Morris, 83, of Lecanto, FL, died on September 7, 2010 at her home. Alice was born on October 20, 1926 in Natick, MA, the daughter of Harry and Thyra Lilja. She was formerly employed as a data entry clerk for Bose Corporation as well as housekeeping supervisor for Sheraton Hotels. She was an alumna of the Beverly School for the Deaf in Beverly, MA. She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Natick, MA. Alice moved to Lecanto in 2002 from Cedar Gardens, Natick, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman L. Morris, brothers George, Harold, Roy and Robert Lilja and sister Doris Oppicci. Survivors include her daughters Colleen P. Garvin of Beverly Hills, FL and Maureen Lindsey of Douglas, MA., sister Barbara Carlson of Kennebunk, ME, granddaughter Jessica Baptista and her husband Paul, and great grandchildren Seleste Stahmer, Mason and Alicia Baptista all of Uxbridge, MA as well as many nieces and nephews. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.

Anna R. Mikulka, 80

PEABODY — Anna R. (Cody) Mikulka, 80, of Peabody, died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Beverly Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Robert J. Mikulka. She was born in Malden, on March 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna C. (Clark) Cody and was raised and resided in Peabody most of her life.

Anthony B. Gedraitis

GEDRAITIS, Anthony B. Of Arlington. Sept. 8, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Alice (Piracini). Loving father of Joseph A. Gedraitis of Arlington and Debra Carbone and her husband George of Newbury. Devoted grandfather of Michael and Matthew Carbone. Brother of the late Charles Gedraitis and Helen Nowoselski. Brother in law of Thomas and Catherine Piracini of Somerville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Sandra and Roger Buonanno of Tewksbury and Kay Maitland of Arlington. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Saturday from 4-7 pm. With military honors at 6:45 pm. Anthony was a late WW II Navy veteran (Pearl Harbor survivor). Donations may be made to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund P0 Box 29940, Honolulu, HI 96820. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

Anthony P. Capozzi, 60

RAYMOND, N.H. — Anthony "Tony" P. Capozzi, 60, of Raymond, N.H. and formerly of Beverly, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.

Antonetta (Moschella) Pacitti

Antonetta "Nan" (Moschella) Pacitti, 86, of Framingham, died Wednesday September 8, 2010 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late George J. Pacitti who died in 2005. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Canale) Moschella. Mrs. Pacitti assisted in the operation of the family business, the former Pot-Beli Deli in Holliston from its opening in 1972 to its closing in 1994. More importantly, she will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother and as a very charitable and kind person. She leaves her children: Marguerite Pacitti and Bonnie Purnell of Scituate, Georgette Knapp of Holliston, Deborah Pacitti of Braintree, Cheryl Pacitti and her fiance Craig O'Brien of Marlborough, Christopher Pacitti and his wife Janet of Foxborough; 6 grandchildren: Brian, Jessica, Angela and her husband Tom, Michael, Nick and Alex; 3 great grandchildren: Zack, Jon and Addison; a sister: Teresa Sabella and a brother: Theodore Moschella, both of Medford. She was the mother of the late Joseph Pacitti who died in 2009 and the sister of the late: Rose Bell, William, Constantine, Michael and Anthony Moschella. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday September 13 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 221 Concord St., (Rte. 126) Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham Centre. Visiting hours are Sunday September 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. The family suggests memorial gifts be made in Antonetta's name to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Antonia Bonadio
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:42 PM - (Herald Staff)
Antonia (Villella) Bonadio of West Newton, a retired stitcher and assembler, died Sept. 4 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital...

Arlene D. (Bennett) Moquin

MOQUIN, Arlene D. (Bennett) Of Roslindale formerly of Boston September 8, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Moquin (d. 1987) Loving sister of Carol Evers & her husband James "Red" of Mattapan and the late Leon Bennett. Dear Sister-in-law of Yvette Bennett of Canada. Also survived by 13 nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather to remember and celebrate Arlene's life in the F.J. Higgins Funeral Home 4236 Washington St. (corner of Cummins Hwy.) ROSLINDALE SQUARE on Sunday Sept. 12th from 2:00-6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 13th at 10 O'clock. Interment will follow in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30 PM. Late employee of Filene's in Downtown Crossing for over 45 years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; JDRF, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For directions, on-line guest book and video tribute please go to

Armand "Pete" Racicot

Armand Racicot 1931-2010 WESTFIELD - Armand "Pete" Racicot, 78, died Thursday, September 9th at Noble Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born in Springfield on November 24, 1931. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, Sgt First Class, serving from 1951-1954. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Pete belonged to the Teamsters Local 404 and drove a tractor trailer truck for 47 years. He retired in 1994 from R.M. Sullivan Trucking in Springfield. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol (Martin) Racicot, two sons, Larry of Agawam and David of Westfield and his wife Kimberli, five grandchildren, Kelli (Racicot) Soto and her husband Nick, Kyle Racicot and his girlfriend Keriann McCarthy, Alex, Katie, Chelsea Racicot and soon to be great grandchild Ava Isabella Soto. Funeral services for Pete will be held on Monday at 7:30 a.m. from the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St., Westfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 8:30 a.m. from Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Rd., Westfield. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam, MA. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-8 PM at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, The Dominican Nuns, 1430 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA 01089 or Blessed Sacrament Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 489, Westfield, MA 01086.

Arthur H. Bigelow

Arthur H. Bigelow 1919-2010 SPRINGFIELD - Arthur H. Bigelow, 90, died September 9, 2010 at Country Estates of Agawam. He was born on September 18, 1919 in Spri-ngfield, MA and worked as an aerospace technician for Hamilton Standard. A lifelong area resident and a WW II veteran, he was predeceased by his parents, Vernal Bigelow and Lillian (White) Bigelow, and his wife, Anita (Houde) Bigelow. He leaves his loving family, his children: Pamela Smaha (Edward), of Feeding Hills, MA Bruce Bigelow (Lona) of San Diego, CA, Valerie Bigelow (Charles), of Springfield, MA, Paula Brinkerhoff, of Ellensburg, WA and Craig Bigelow, of Springfield, MA; grandchildren: Laurie Canplo, of TN, and seven others and several great grandchildren. The funeral will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Sacred Heart with burial to follow with full military honors at 1:00 P.M. at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Visitation will be held at New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC 25 Mill Street, Springfield on Monday September 13, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. For directions and expressions of sympathy visit

Arthur Lorden
Thursday, September 9, 2010 9:33 PM - (Herald staff)
Arthur "Bud" J. Lorden of Attleboro, a retired designer and artist, died Tuesday at Golden Living Center...

B. Alice Bourgeois, 85
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Barbara A. Reed, 87

DERRY, N.H. — Barbara A. Reed, 87, of Derry, N.H., died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at the Parkland Medical Center.

Barbara Reed, 87
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Bearce, George E.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
George E. Bearce -->George Ellsworth Bearce, retired Postal Employee, of Scituate, MA died September 8, 2010 at the age of 77. He graduated from .....

Bernard Phillips, 84

PEABODY — Bernard Phillips, 84 of Peabody and Boynton Beach, Fla., died on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, following a lengthy illness at home. Born in Salem, the son of the late David and Bessie Phillips where he graduated from Salem High School. He had resided in Peabody for 50 years.

Beryl Hardacker Bunker

BUNKER, Beryl Hardacker Of Boston, Aug. 24, 2010. Beloved wife of the late John W. Bunker. Loving aunt of Martha, Melissa, Albert and James. Sister of the late Natalie H. Ross and Albertine Sigel of Harwich. Graduate, Simmons College, Northeastern University (BS with High Honors and MBA) and Bentley University (Accounting with Honors). Pioneer in financial services industry. Retired Senior Vice - President, John Hancock. Championed empowerment of women & continuing education through philanthropic service to multiple Boston area academic institutions and nonprofits. Memorial service at Simmons College on Saturday, October 16 at 10 AM. Private interment follows. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bunker Scholarships at Simmons, Northeastern and/or Bentley. To send condolences, visit

Blasser, Bridget B.
Friday, September 10, 2010 1:00 AM
Bridget B. (Cantone) Blasser, a hairstylist and past president of the Friends of the South Shore Hospital, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family .....

Brian E. Foster, 53

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Bridget B. (Cantone) Blasser

BLASSER, Bridget B. (Cantone) Of Weymouth, age 89, Sept. 8, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Richard H. Blasser. Devoted mother of Richard H. Blasser, Jr. husband of the late Janet of Canton, Kenneth M. Blasser married to Paulette of Pembroke, Barbara L. Casagrande married to Paul of Plympton, Kathy A. Glynn married to Chris and Jayne E. Blasser and Paul Martin all of Hanover. Loving sister of Tony Cantone, Alice Cobb and Emily Carlson all of VT. Also survived by 11 loving grandchildren, 11 loving great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, SOUTH WEYMOUTH, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opp. South Shore Hospital) Tuesday at 9:00am. Funeral Mass to follow in the Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth, at 10:00am and burial in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Monday evening 4:00-8:00pm. Late beautician Quincy Nursing Home and Bobbi's Beauty Salon, Quincy. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the South Shore Hospital, 797 Main St., South Weymouth, MA 02190.

Bryan O. Nicholas Jr.

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Burrell, Staff

DENNISPORT — Staff Burrell, 80, passed away on September 8, 2010, at home, in the company of loved ones. Staff is survived by his wife of 54 years, Suzanne (Betts) Burrell, his brother Donald of Waynesboro, Va., his sister Louise of Needham, Mass., his children Sally, Keith, Peter, Tim and Cinny; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Mary. Staff lived in Dennisport for 53 years, wintered during retirement in Naples, Fla., and spent time throughout his entire life at his family's beach house in Brant Rock, Mass. Staff grew up in East Bridgewater, graduated from Brown University in 1952. He served in U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps 1952-54. Staff and Susie were married October 6, 1956 and moved to the Cape in 1958. He worked for Bass River Savings Bank (now Citizen's) until retirement in 1992. Staff believed in living simply, leading an active lifestyle, contributing to community, being productive and having fun. He put so much of himself into his community, and was loved by all who had the opportunity to work with him and play with him. He was active with many organizations including the Southside Civic Association, First Parish Brewster, Brown University Club of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Association, Dennis Chamber of Commerce, Harwich-Dennis Rotary Club and Pelican Pete Peddlers in Naples, Florida. He loved to be busy and productive, spending his time maintaining the yard and vegetable garden, working on projects around the house or RV, doing community service, riding his bicycle, playing the ukulele, painting (house and easel). He was playfully (and fiercely) competitive at games, especially Scrabble, cribbage and croquet. He touched so many lives with his playful spirit and generous heart, and made all who knew him feel special. Memorial will be held at First Parish, Brewster, Route 6A, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brewster Meetinghouse Preservation Project, PO Box 713, Brewster, MA 02631,

Burton J. Roberts

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Carl Eric Wideberg

WIDEBERG, Carl Eric Age 78, of Rand Pond Road, Goshen, New Hampshire formerly of Rye and Stony Point, New York died in peace on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at his home. His wife Nancy was at his side. Nancy and Carl were married 57 Years. Carl lived a long and interesting life. He was born in Yonkers, New York to Jon Eric and Gertrude Wideberg and then moved to Rye, New York. In Rye he attended The New York Military Academy in Cornwall and met his future wife Nancy at the Coveleigh Club. After graduating from NYMA Carl entered the Army as a lieutenant, married Nancy Rosenquest of Port Chester, NY and was then stationed in Japan. Upon leaving the Army Carl went to Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he graduated with a degree in Construction Engineering. Carl held many engineering positions for companies like Dorr-Oliver, Wheelabrator-Frye, Foxboro and most recently was Head Construction Engineer for the State of New Hampshire where he just retired from at the age of 77. Until his death Carl was very interested in History particularly the American West and

Carl T. Bernart

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Carlyle F. Field

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Carlyle Francis Field

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Carol A. McGann

Carol A. McGann (Silvio) passed away peacefully with family members present on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2010, as a result of complications following treatment for Leukemia. Carol was born on May 31, 1947, and graduated from Waltham High School in 1965. She attended Fisher Junior College and received her AA degree in 1967. She worked for Star Market in Auburndale during high school/college and in the corporate offices until April 1969, when she accompanied her husband into military service. Following his separation from service in 1971, she returned to Waltham until 1974. She and her husband moved to Elk Grove, Calif. in 1976, where she resided until her passing. Carol worked in excess of twenty years in the Elk Grove Unified School District before retiring in 2002. She was married for 41 years to Jeff McGann (WHS '64), with whom she had two children, Jeff (wife Isabel Anne) of Westminister, Colo., and Tracey Sullivan (husband Aron) of Elk Grove, Calif. Additionally, Nana leaves four wonderful grandchildren (Devin, Mason, Brandon and Maya). Her many interests included any time spent with her grandchildren, activities with the Red Hat Society and camping. She also loved to travel whenever she could and often expressed her happiness concerning her trip to Italy in 2006. Suffering from Lupus for more than 30 years, she was admired by everyone for her positive outlook on life and her determination to not be slowed down by her medical difficulties. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Carol Ann Zalvis-Smrekar

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Charland, Mark J.

WEST YARMOUTH — Mark J. Charland, 49, passed away on September 8, 2010., Mark's pride and love for his sons was endless., He will be sadly missed by Jessie of 23 years and his loving sons Corey and Nicholas., Memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, at Grise Funeral Home, 280 Springfield St., Chicopee, Mass., In lieu of flowers, a trust for his sons Corey and Nicholas Charland, c/o Citizens Bank, Station Ave., South Yarmouth were his wishes., His laughter will be missed by family and friends., Race On!

Charles L. Mihos, 89

LYNN — Rev. Charles L. Mihos, 89, of Lynn, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Penelope D. (DeCoulos) Mihos.

Colin Suter, 80
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Connolly, Betty L.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Betty Louise (Diemer) Connolly, 71, formerly of Randolph, passsed away August 16, 2010 under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice. She was born November .....

Connors, Alice C.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Alice C. (Duchaney) Connors of Bridgewater, formerly of Rockland and Neponset, passed away peacefully September 9, 2010 surrounded by her children at N.E. Sinai .....

Conrad J. Peterson

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Correia, Joseph

SOUTH HARWICH — Joseph Correia, 86, of South Harwich and a former resident of Attleboro for 62 years, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Epoch of Sharon after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Wilbar) Correia and the longtime faithful companion of Priscilla Ebert of South Harwich, with whom he resided. Born in Attleboro, Mass. on February 6, 1924, a son of the late Antonio and Virginia (Fernandez) Correia, he was raised and educated in Attleboro. Mr. Correia was employed as a supervisor of secondary metals for Texas Instrument in Attleboro for 30 years and along with his brothers he operated the family-owned business, which was known as the Correia Brothers Pig Farm in Attleboro. A resident of South Harwich for over 20 years, he enjoyed spending winters with Priscilla in Naples, Fla. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time at the beach. In addition to his faithful companion Priscilla Ebert, he is survived by four children: Joseph J. "Jim" Correia of Freehold, N.Y., Richard A. "Rick" Correia of Attleboro, Robert P. "Rob" Correia of Jacksonville, Fla. and Margaret "Mig" Case of Rehoboth; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and extended family members and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Virginia Gavelick, John Correia, Mary Rebello, Tony Correia and Manuel Correia. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the "Memorial Chapel" of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for gratis transportation. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral in Celebration of his Life on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the "Memorial Chapel" of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville. Following services celebrating his life, family and friends will be welcomed to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at William's Restaurant, 15 South Main Street, Attleboro. Children's room available during visitation and the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's memory may be sent to , 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. 02472 or to Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, 950 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. 02451-1424. To send the family an expression of Sympathy, please visit an online register book located on the internet at Arrangements under the direction of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200

Cronin, Richard B.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Richard Burton Cronin, of Kingston, former lead singer and primary songwriter for the multi platinum selling pop group LFO, died Wednesday at Brigham and .....

Daneu, Carolyn M.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Carolyn M. (Howard) Daneu, of Marshfield, died Sept. 7, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of John J. Daneu, she was the dear .....

Davern, Donald F.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Donald F. Davern -->Donald F. Davern, of South Boston, died Sept. 9, 2010. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and .....

David B. Easton

David B. Easton GRANBY - David B. Easton, 45, a lifelong resident of Granby, Mass., was abruptly summoned home by our Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. A person of unique vision, David was widely associated and loved by many. David attended Granby schools and had ventured into the world of continuing education several times throughout his life, most recently in the field of the culinary arts, a craft he was very passionate about and excelled at. A person of distinct originality, David always carried with him an infectious laugh and a genuine heart warming smile. His recent decision to do some traveling has enabled him to share his gifts with people across the country, all the while keeping the knowledge that this was his home. His interests included cooking, camping, bicycling, and above all, spending time with his children. A devoted father, David leaves his daughters Sarah and Hannah Easton, both of So. Hadley, his mother Joan Charette and father Ronald Easton, both of Granby, his brother and sister in law Robert & Lucy Easton of Monroe, North Carolina and his brother Ron Easton of Granby, his maternal grandmother Rita and his paternal grandmother Edna and several aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that all share equally in his being missed. A private service will be held at the funeral home for the immediate family, with no further calling hours scheduled. A graveside service will be held at a future date. Please visit

David Ben Oscar Green

GREEN, David Ben Oscar Of Brookline, 38, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 8th. Beloved son of Marjorie Green of Brookline and Oscar Rodriguez of Miami, loving father of Ari, Eitan, and Ashira and former husband of Esti Green of Israel. Survived by his sister Roberta Miranda Gordon and her husband Jon Gordon of Swampscott, Robbie Stanhope and her husband Peter Stanhope of Dover, New Hampshire, and brothers Jonathan and Jovan Rodriguez of Miami. Beloved nephew of Nanci Green Reid and Norma and Jim Sokolowsky. He will be greatly missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. David was a devoted member of the Jewish community in Sharon, Brookline and Israel. To all that knew him, he will always be remembered as a loyal, loving and charismatic man who brought smiles to our faces and inspiration to our lives. Services will be held at The Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St, BROOKLINE, on Sunday, September 12, at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are being made for interment in Jerusalem. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 617-232-9300

David J. Goggin, 83

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Denis Couture, 88

LAKE ELMORE, Vt. — Denis Couture, 88, of Lake Elmore, Vt., beloved husband of Flora (Fisher) Couture, died at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. He was the son of the late A. Clovis Couture and Elise (Maruis) Couture. He was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Morrisville, Vt. Denis worked for the General Electric Co. in Lynn for 30 years as a machinist. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and sincere interest in others.

Donald E. Shaw, 84

PEABODY — Donald E. Shaw, 84, of Peabody and formerly of Medford and Somerville, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Sept. 9, 2010 at Beverly Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Edith (Wedge) Shaw, with whom he shared over 29 years of marriage.

Donald F. Dolphin

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Donald G. Tuck Grandmaison, 64

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Donna Melisi-Kiley, 46

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Doris Hicks Howell White

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Dorothy F. Abbott

ABBOTT, Dorothy F. 92, of Needham, Sept 7, 2010. Daughter of the late Sadie B. and George B. Abbott. Sister of the late Paul D. Abbott and Jane E. Curtin. Dot was lovingly cared for by her niece Beverly and her husband Crandall (Randy) Huckins. Dear aunt of Dorothy Story of Newburyport, Elizabeth Berger of Eagle, CO Beverly Huckins of Milford, Bonnie Burgess of Hopkinton NH, George F. Curtin of Belleview FL and the late Jerome F. Curtin III. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and 5 great, great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, on Mon., Sept 13 at 2:00 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the Animal Rescue League 10 Chandler St. Boston, MA 02116. Attended Columbia University, former cytologist University Hospital Burlington, VT and assistant to Dr. John Van S. Maeck, head of Ob/Gyn for 35 years. Accomplished seamstress, published rug hooker and member of the Eastern Star in Burlington VT. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Dorothy please visit

Dorothy M. Wetherbe

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Egidio DeFonzo Jr.

Egidio Al DeFonzo Jr., 70, of Milford, MA died Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Marie (Sansone) DeFonzo. He was born in Milford, MA son of the late Egidio A. and Veronica (Cosetta) DeFonzo. Mr. DeFonzo was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1958 and a college graduate, Class of 1962. He was a manger at Honeywell for 27 years. He was a veteran of the, . Al loved his family and was a devoted father and grandfather. He was a Scout Master of Boy Scout Troup 18, a Eucaristic Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Milford, MA and he especially enjoyed fishing and camping. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons: Christopher DeFonzo of Milford, MA; Mark DeFonzo and his wife Mary of Holbrook, MA; John DeFonzo and his wife Andrea of Hopedale, MA; one daughter: Lynn Samuelson and her husband Derek of Mendon, MA; one brother: Richard DeFonzo of Hyannis, MA; nine grandchildren: Sarah and Anthony DeFonzo; Alexander and Nicole DeFonzo; John L. DeFonzo; Annabelle and Andrew Samuelson; step-grandchildren Meghan Cosetta and Noelle Boyle. Mr. DeFonzos funeral will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:00 am from the James E. Kellett and Son Funeral Home, 21 West St. Milford, MA followed by a mass at 10:00am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lower Chapel, East Main St., Milford, MA. Calling hours are Monday, September 13, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. DeFonzos memory to a charity of ones choice.

Elaine Briggs, 84
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Elaine M. Briggs, 84

PEABODY — Elaine M. (MacLaren) Briggs, 84, of Peabody, beloved wife of the late Kenneth H. Briggs, died peacefully Monday evening, Sept. 6, 2010 at the Masconomet Nursing Home in Topsfield, following a brief illness.

Eleanor M. (Harrington) Stokinger

STOKINGER, Eleanor M. (Harrington) Of Dedham formerly of Roslindale Sept. 8, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Stokinger. Devoted mother of Leo Stokinger and his wife Patti of Norfolk, and Marie Van Dam and her husband Arie of Roslindale, and the late Charles J. Stokinger. Loving grandmother of Mark and Christine Van Dam, and Daniel and Gregory Stokinger. Sister of the late James Harrington. Funeral from the P.E. Murray- George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Monday at 9AM. Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church, West Roxbury at 10AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 3-7PM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. For directions and guestbook

Elizabeth (Papasodaro) Mandarano

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Elizabeth Souza, 91
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Ernest Nielson

Ernest H. Nielsen, 78, of Holliston, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late T. Ernst and Esther (Helmsdorf) Nielsen. He was the husband of 52 years to Janet L. (Snell) Nielsen who passed away in 2008. Ernest was a US Naval Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a past Commander of the American Legion Post 47 of Holliston and an active member of the Holliston VFW Post 8507. Ernest was also a 50 year member of the Mt.Hollis Masonic Lodge in Holliston. He was retired from Raytheon after 39 years as a mechanical engineer. He is survived by his five daughters, Kristine Heavner and her husband Scott of Holliston, Lorraine Messom of Sarasota FL. and her former husband Henry Messom of Holliston, Karen Nielsen and her husband Mat OConnor of Franklinton, NC., Ingrid Hayman and her husband Paul of Levittown, PA. , and Linda Nielsen of Holliston. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 4-6p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A service will follow the calling hours at 6:30p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gulf II Fund in care of the Holliston VFW, 310 Woodland St. Holliston, MA. 01746.

Esther (Capone) Antonucci

ANTONUCCI,Esther (Capone) Age 83, of Watertown, Sept. 8, 2010. Beloved wife of Peter Antonucci. Beloved sister to Alice Lawson and the late Roland, Ronald and Frank Capone. Member of the Sons of Italy Cornelia Dei Gracchi Lodge #1583. Funeral from the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., WATERTOWN on Monday at 8 am, followed by a 9 am funeral mass in Saint Patrick's Church. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 2 to 5 PM. Donations may be made in her memory to the New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 or Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805 Nardone Funeral Home 617-924-1113

Esther (Vetras) Papile

She is survived by a son, Charles Bassett of Clinton; a daughter, Roberta "Bobbie" Radock of Leominster; six grandchildren: Tammy Flaherty, Chad & Peter Radock, and Bethany, Brian & Courtney Bassett; three great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews. In addition to her daughter, Ellen, three brothers, Charles, Mike & Andy Vetras, predeceased her., Esther was born and raised in Clinton, the daughter of Nicholas and Ellen (Pappas) Vetras, and was a life-long resident. She attended local schools., For 36 years prior to her retirement, Esther worked as a quality control inspector for Wovencraft Co., formerly of Clinton. She also worked as a waitress at the I.T.A.M. for many years., Esther was particularly proud of her Greek heritage, and was a devout member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, where she served on its Board of Directors, and was a member of its Ladies Philoptochos Society. A social butterfly, she enjoyed talking and visiting with others, and especially loved her regular coffee "dates" with friends., Esther's funeral will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., with a service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 132 School St. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Esther to the Andrew Vetras Scholarship Fund, c/o Phyllis Vetras, 617 Devonwood Way, Clinton, MA 01510.

Fitzgerald, Harriet T.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Harriet T. (Tirrell) Fitzgerald, age 90, of Duxbury, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Bay Path at Duxbury after a .....

Franks, Verna M.
Friday, September 10, 2010 1:00 AM
Verna M. (Emmell) Franks of Weymouth died at home Sept. 7, 2010. She retired after working over 20 years as an LPN at the .....

George E. Karcher
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George E. Karcher of North Attleboro, a retired Air Force master sergeant and laboratory inspector, died Monday...

George Hogan, 76
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George Williams, artist, writer and activist

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Geraldine G. Potter, 84

YORK, Maine — Geraldine G. Potter passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at the age of 84, at the York Hospital, York, Maine. Born in New Bedford, on Nov. 29, 1925, "Gerry" was the daughter of the late John J. and Ella (Mahoney) Gibbons of Mattapoisett, where she spent her childhood and developed a lifelong love of the ocean.

Gerard E. Veilleux, 92

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Gerda Balding, 95, active in Lutheran church

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Glenn Chittenden, software developer

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Glynn, Margaret M.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Margaret M. Peg (Quinn) Glynn, passed away Sept. 8, at Stafford Hill Assisted Living in Plymouth, former resident of Marshfield. Beloved wife of the .....

Gould, Carol A.
Friday, September 10, 2010 1:00 AM
Carol A. (Vecchione) Gould of Quincy, age 66, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Raised and educated in .....

Gregoire, Marion R.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
|Marion R. (Bly) Gregoire, 92, of Assonet, formerly of Randolph, passed away on Thursday September 9, 2010 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall .....

Guy G. Thrasher

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Harris, Vincent N.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Vincent N. Harris, age 45, of Columbia City, IN, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Parkview Hospital in Fort .....

Helen J. (Connolly) HALEY CALLANAN

HALEY CALLANAN, Helen J. (Connolly) Of Belmont September 7, 2010. Wife of the late James F. Haley and the late Finbar J. Callanan. Loving mother of James F. Haley, Jr. of New York City, Peter C. Haley of Greenwich CT, Mark X. Haley of Belmont, John K. Haley of Wellesley and Mary Haley Cannon of Covington, LA. Sister of the late James M. Connolly and late Barbara C. Murphy. Survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel at St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham on Monday at 10 A.M. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to St. Patrick's Manor.

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Herbert Zimmerman

ZIMMERMAN, Herbert Entered into rest, Sept. 7, formerly of Salem and Marblehead. Beloved husband of the late Mildred (Sussman) Zimmerman and the late Lillian (Cohen) Zimmerman. Devoted father of Barbara Slovak and her husband Marc, Andrea Davis and her husband Dennis Slafer, Joel Zimmerman and his wife Susan, Emily Davis and her husband Matthew Levine. Cherished grandfather of Lila, Rebecca, Jeremy, Haley, Noah, Henry and Ethan. Loving brother of Sylvia Shulman. Services at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., SALEM-Swampscott line on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the Temple Sinai Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Danvers. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Temple Sinai, 1 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA 01945 or the Marblehead

Herbert Zimmerman, 87

SALEM — Herbert Zimmerman, 87, formerly of Salem and Marblehead, died peacefully from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at the Epoch Senior Living Center in Weston.

Irene M. (Zubrzynski) Wright

WRIGHT, Irene M. (Zubrzynski) Age 85, of Brockton died peacefully Thursday, September 9, 2010. She was the loving wife for 58 years of the late Dr. Robert F. Wright, Esq. She is survived by her six children Dr. Robert F. Wright, Jr. of Pembroke, Michael J. Wright of Quincy, Dr. Paula S. Wright of Cambridge, Lawrence W. Wright, Peter J. Wright and Mary A. Wright (formerly Guaraldi) all of Brockton. Irene also leaves seven grandchildren and a great grandson. Funeral from the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte 123), BROCKTON, Monday at 9:30 am. Funeral Mass in Christ the King/St. Colman Parish, Brockton at 10:30 am. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm. Donations in Irene's name may be made to MSPCA/ANGELL-BOSTON, 350 Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For condolences and directions

Jacob M. Kelley

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James E. Farnkoff, 84

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James G. "Mac" McKay

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James M. O'Brien, 55

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — James M. O'Brien, 55, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. He was the son of Elizabeth (Pehlmann) Fleming and the late Francis O'Brien.

James V. Melito Jr.

MELITO, James V. Jr. Age 75, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, following an eight month period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Hernon) Melito, with whom he had celebrated a 53rd wedding anniversary this past June 23rd. He was born in East Boston, August 15, 1935, a son of the late James V. and Philomena (DeBonis) Melito, and raised in Roxbury. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, James D. Melito of Derry, NH, Joseph W. Melito of Laconia, NH, and Nancy A. Lebeau and her husband Kevin of No. Attleboro; a granddaughter, Ashley A. Melito of Derry, NH; five brothers and sisters, Jennie DeShazo and her husband Charles of No. Attleboro, Peter Melito and his wife Jean of Stoughton, Helen Melito of East Boston, Mary Smith and her husband Raymond of Eliot, ME, Beatrice Hernandes and her husband Mariano of Orlando, FL; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Brenda Arsenault of Easton, MA. He was also father-in-law of the late Dana (Sheridan) Melito of Derrry, NH, grandfather of the late Michael F. Limosani, Salem, NH; and brother of the late Domenic Melito of Norton. Visiting hours Sunday, Sept. 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main Sts. (Rte 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950.

James V. Neufell

Mr. James V. Neufell, of Bedford, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, in Deutsches Altenheim German Centre for Extended Care in West Roxbury. He was 84. Jim was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in Waltham a son of the late Philip and Grace (Williams) Neufell. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and lived many years in Waltham before moving to Bedford in 1968. He was a, veteran of, at battles of Saipan, Tinian, Roi-Namur and Iwo Jima. He began his career with the City of Waltham Fire Department in March of 1947 and worked for over 33 years before retiring in 1980. His last 10 years with the department were spent on Engine 3. Jim also founded Heritage Glass and Mirror Company on Marrett Road in Lexington more than 40 years ago. Though retired from the day-to-day activities he was in the office until very recently. Jim was a member and Past Master of the Simon W. Robinson AF & AM Lodge of Masons in Lexington and the Disabled American Veterans in Bedford. An avid horticulturist, Jim enjoyed working in his greenhouse tending to his flowers and gardens. He and his family summered in Moody, Maine for over 60 years and he treasured the many memories and friendships that he developed at his second home. His wife, Angelina (Tomao) Neufell died June 26, 1987. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Paul Neufell, Theresa Varriale, Katherine Lorenzo, Lena Collentro, Virginia Neufell, Pauline Zammuto, Mary Desmond and Philip Neufell. Jim leaves his children, James V. Neufell, Jr. and his wife, Francine, of Wayne, N.J., and Judith N. Karr and her husband, Gregory, of Dover; three grandchildren, Danielle Neufell of Wayne, N.J., Alden G. Karr and Bailey J. Karr, both of Dover; his brothers and sisters, Timothy Neufell of Billerica, Charles Neufell of Waltham, Ann OReilly of Belmont and Mildred LaJoie of West Newton and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends honored and remembered Jims life by gathering for his Funeral Mass on Friday, Sept. 10, in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial followed in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. Jim's family extends a word of special thanks to the staff of the German Centre for Extended Care for the exemplary and compassionate care shown to Jim and his family during his stay at the home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Jim's name may be made to the Deutsches Altenheim German Centre for Extended Care, Attn. J Clark, 2222 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132. To share a memory and to offer online condolences, please visit

Jane Rivard

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Jasper J. Pugliano

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Jean P. Goodwin

Jean P. Goodwin 1938 - 2010 WESTFIELD - Jean P. Goodwin, 72, of South Windsor, CT formerly of Westfield, died Thursday (September 9, 2010) at home. Born in Westfield on March 1, 1938, daughter of the late Henry and Vera (Tatro) Parzyck, she had lived in Westfield for most of her life before moving to South Windsor three years ago. Jean received her master's degree from American International College (AIC) Springfield and was a professor at Holyoke Community, Holyoke. She enjoyed reading and gourmet cooking. Jean leaves her children, Debbie Goodwin and her partner, Debra Payer of Broad Brook, CT, Michael Goodwin and his wife, Stephanie in North Carolina, Diane Goodwin of New London, CT and Mark Goodwin and his wife, Paula of Westfield; a sister, Ann Mattson of Uncasville, CT; a granddaughter, Madeline Goodwin and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service and burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, South Windsor, has care of arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit us at

Joel A. Swanson

SWANSON, Joel A. 75, of Whitman, died Thursday, September 9, after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Carol (Edmonston) Swanson. Born and raised in Quincy, he was the son of the late Joel and Elvera (Johnson) Swanson and a graduate of Quincy High School. He had worked for over 38 years as a newspaper printing pressman for the Boston Globe and was a longtime and active member of the Boston Printing Pressman's Union No. 3 where he had served as a union official. He had been a resident of South Weymouth for 42 years before moving to Whitman 4 years ago, where he was a communicant of the Holy Ghost Church. Joel was an avid sports fan and was a true fisherman and he especially enjoyed the challenge of salt water fishing. He was a devoted father and grandfather and his greatest joy came from following the many activities of, and the time spent with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his wife Carol he is survived by his children Joel D. Swanson and his wife Sharon of Marlboro, Cheryl Blanchard and her husband David of Kingston, Karen McWilliams and her husband Frank of North Hampton, NH, John M. Swanson and his wife Julie of Middleboro, Michael Swanson and his wife Lisa of Hingham, and Patricia Driscoll and her husband Dan of Whitman. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. His services will be held Monday, September 13 at 9:15 AM from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rt. 58 at the rotary) WHITMAN, followed by a funeral mass at 10 AM in the Holy Ghost Church, Whitman. Burial will follow in the Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman. Visiting hours will be held Sunday September 12 from 4 - 8 PM. Donations in his name may be made to Holy Ghost Church, 518 Washington Street, Whitman, MA 02382. For online condolences and directions visit

John Benson, 97
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John D. Gates

John D. Gates 1929-2010 SOUTH HADLEY - John D. Gates, 80, of South Hadley, died Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. John was the son of the late Daniel and Gwladys (Tobias) Gates. He graduated from Greenbelt High School in Maryland and from the University of Maryland. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge he worked at the Navel Ordinance Lab and NASA in Greenbelt, MD., for 34 years, and had worked on the ECHO project and was involved in Space Shuttle Bay Equipment Control. He was a amateur sculptor and enamelist. He was married to Jane (Ernest) Gates on October 6, 1962. They lived in Maryland for many years until moving to South Hadley in 2003. John is survived by his wife, his children, Daniel Gates and his wife Jennifer of Harpswell, ME., and Stephanie Gates and her husband Timothy Simcoe of Belmont, Mass., his four granddaughters, Kate and Anne imcoe and Morgan and Savannah Gates, and his grandson Theodore Simcoe, his sister, Barbara Cummins, of Frederick, MDZz., and several nieces and nephews. There will be a service held for John on Sunday September 12, 2010 at 12 pm (noon), in the Ryder Funeral Home. There will be a Calling hour held on Sunday from 11 am to 12 in the funeral home. John will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery all in South Hadley. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dankin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, 171 Union St. Springfield, Mass. 01105,

John J. Kilmartin

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John J. O'Brien Sr.

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John J. Regan

REGAN, John J. (Ret. Lt., MFD) Of Milton, September 7, 2010. Loving father of Joseph Regan of Waltham, Colleen Regan of Boston, John Regan and Moira Regan, both of Mansfield. Son of the late Joseph V. and Mary (Connors) Regan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Monday September 13 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Sunday 3-6 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. For information and directions,

Joseph L. Powers Jr., 88

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Joseph Powers Jr., 88
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Joseph W. DiCarlo

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Josephine A. Sudbring

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Josephine Josie T. Papia

Josephine Josie T. Papia Of Waltham, died early Tuesday morning September 7th, 2010 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital at the age of 70. Born on July 12, 1940 in Waltham, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Rizzo) Iannuzzo, Josie was a lifelong Waltham resident. A graduate of Waltham High School with the Class of 1958 she furthered her education graduating from Framingham State College in 1962 with a Masters Degree in Education. Josie was a dedicated and devoted educator employed for 39 years with the City of Waltham Public School System as a, until her retirement in 2001. Josie was an elementary school teacher at the Newhall School on Prospect Street and at the Banks School in Waltham. She was a member of the Framingham State College Alumni Association and had been a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association throughout her career. Josie was devoted to her family throughout her life caring for so many and loving all her nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews as though they were her own children. She enjoyed music and traveling with family & friends. Beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Papia. She is survived by her loving siblings Rose Anderson of Waltham, Geraldine Proia and her husband William of Waltham, Nannette Dube of Waltham, Patricia Connors of Florida and Cape Cod, Peter Iannuzzo and his wife Beverly of Waltham, Theresa Lupo of Waltham and Robert Iannuzzo of Florida and her brother-in-law George Comeau of Waltham and former sister-in-law Lillian Iannuzzo of Florida. In addition she is survived by the many members of her extended family the Papias and her many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Dear sister of the late Mary Ann Comeau and sister-in-law of the late Harry Anderson, Paul Dube, George Connors and Costonzio Gus Lupo. Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in celebration of Josephines Life from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Saturday Sept. 11th at 9:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday September 10th from 3 8 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Josies memory to the Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., Waltham, MA 02453.

Joy, Joseph M.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Joseph M. Joy Jr., of Quincy, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Best friend and beloved husband of 53 years to Regina B. (Johnson) .....

Joyce Byrnes

Joyce (Mawhinney) Byrnes of Norwood Sept. 3 age 82. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Francis Byrnes. Loving sister of Ruth M. Somerville of Waltham, Walter D. Mawhinney and his wife Marilyn of Florida, Rev. William R. Mawhinney and his wife Jacquelyn of Waltham, Diane S. Porfert and her husband Frederic of Belmont, N.H. and the late Harry Mawhinney, Margaret M. LaVallee and John F. Mawhinney and his wife Ann of Florida. A funeral service will be held on Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 11 a.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. Norwood MA. 02062. Burial will follow the funeral service on Saturday at the Highland Cemetery Dover, Mass. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Reverend William R. Mawhinney Scholarship c/o The Friends of the Waltham Public Library 735 Main St. Waltham, MA. 02451.

Judith A. (Pleau) Thompson

Judith A. (Pleau) Thompson, of Franklin, where she has lived her whole life, died September 6, 2010 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 62. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Medrick and Mildred (Brown) Pleau, was educated in the Franklin School System, and was a graduate of Mercymount Country Day School in Cumberland, RI. Mother of the late Shawn M. Ruane, she was the sister of the late Medrick Pleau, and Shirley Wales. She is survived by her grandson Shane Ruane of Delray Beach, FL, and her niece Nancy Wales of Wrentham. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 1PM at St. Marys Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin, MA. Interment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Franklin. Arrangements are in the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Wrentham. Additional information and an online guest book may be found at

June W. Burns, 92

BREMEN, Maine — June W. Burns, 92, of Bremen, Maine, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010.

Kenneth E. Swinson, 79

BEVERLY — Kenneth E. Swinson, 79, husband of Stacia (Kologziej) Swinson, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at Beverly Hospital.

Kenneth Jelley
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:40 PM - (Herald Staff)
Kenneth Jelley of Waltham died Sept. 4 at Marquardt Skilled Nursing Center in Waltham after a lengthy illness....

Kenneth Lahue, 46
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Kevin B. Finnerty

Mr. Kevin B. Finnerty, of Watertown, died Monday, September 6, 2010 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge. He was 67. Kevin was born in Boston on October 7, 1942, a son of the late Peter and Margaret (Kelly) Finnerty, and raised in Somerville. He served with the Air National Guard during the, . He moved to Watertown five years ago after having been a twenty-six year resident of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York where he always maintained his loyalty to the Boston Red Sox. He leaves his beloved wife of 42 years, of Angela G. (Curcuru) Finnerty; his children, Kathleen G. Finnerty, Kerry A. Mastroianni and her husband, Vincent, all of Waltham and Sean P. Finnerty and his girlfriend, Michele Glasburgh of Willow Spring, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Kevin O. Finnerty of Campo, California, Haley P. Finnerty of Newburgh, New York and Anthony, Christopher and Alyssa Mastroianni all of Waltham; his brothers and sister, John Finnerty and his wife, Barbara, of Florida, Thomas Finnerty of Harwich and Mary Robinson of West Medford; his mother-in-law, Jennie Curcuru of Gloucester; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeanne Finnerty, Margaret Finnerty, Maria Lovett and her husband, Dale, Janet Crunden and her husband, John, Joseph Curcuru and his wife, Christine and many nieces and nephews. He was also a brother of the late Peter Finnerty; son-in-law of the late James Curcuru; and brother-in-law of the late Joyce Finnerty, Richard Robinson and Anthony Militello. Family and friends honored and remembered Kevins life by gathering for his Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 9th, in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham. His burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory and to offer condolences online please visit

Lehner, Albert J.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Albert J. Lehner -->Albert J. Lehner, 84, of Brockton, formerly of Braintree, passed away Sept. 9, 2010, at St. Joseph's Manor in Brockton. Beloved .....

Lena Massa, 91
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Leo J. Janssens

ASHBURNHAM – Leo J. Janssens, 83, of 60 Corey Hill Road, Ashburnham died peacefully Thursday evening, September 9th in Legend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gardner, with his family at his side. He was born in Somerville on March 24, 1927, the son of the late Edward and Flora (Beane) Janssens and had lived in Ashburnham for 57 years.

Lillian E. Porreca-OConnell

Mrs. Lillian E. (Romeo) Porreca-OConnell of Waltham died Thursday, September 9, 2010 in the Geriatric Authority Nursing Center in Milford. She was 87. Lillian was born in Boston on May 2, 1923,a daughter of the late Eugene and Anastasia (OBrien) Romeo. A former resident of Belmont, she was a graduate of Belmont High School and had lived in Waltham for many years. Lillian was a homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed playing bingo. She was a parishioner of Saint Marys Church in Waltham. Lillian was the wife of the late Idillio C. Porreca and Robert V. OConnell. She is survived by her children, Dianne E. Chandnoit and her husband, Bill, of Bedford, Edward J. Porreca and his wife, Kathleen, of Bellingham, and Alan J. Porreca of Bedford; her sister, Antoinette Netta Bain of West Newbury; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Lillians life by gathering for calling hours at The Joyce Funeral Home 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and again at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, before leaving in procession to Saint Marys Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Memorial donations may be made to the Geriatric Authority Nursing Center, 1 Countryside Drive, Milford, MA 01757. To share a memory and to offer online condolences, please visit

Louis J. LeBlanc

Louis Louie J. LeBlanc, 63, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Two and a half years ago, he was diagnosed with MS and moved into a handicapped apartment in Newton. Prior to that he was a lifelong resident of Waltham. For 20 years he worked as an auto parts deliveryman for Lappin Auto, which later changed to Advanced Auto. He is predeceased by his parents Patrick and Florence LeBlanc of Waltham. He is survived by a sister Cecelia Hales of Fayetteville, N.C., a brother Jerome of Waltham, a sister Virginia Mogan of Ledyard, Conn., and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass is to be held at St. Marys Church, Waltham at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11.

Lucienne A. (Dion) Carey

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Luigi A. "Louie" Aurelio

AURELIO, Luigi A. "Louie" Of North Reading formerly of Medford, September 8, Beloved husband of Caroline (Amicone). Father of Louis Aurelio and his wife Katherine "Casey" of Ipswich. Son of the late Bonifacio and Chrlstina Aurelio, Brother of the late Tina DiNitto, Rena Mylon and Lee Boveri all of Somerville and Anthony Marochello of Malden. Louie is also survived, by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Cota Funeral. Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), NORTH READING at Reading line, on Monday, September 13 at 9:30am. Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter St.,(Rte 62), North Reading at 1O:3Oam. Relatives & friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday 2-6pm. Intement Forest Dale, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louie's memory to St. Jude Hospital for Children 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis TN 38105-1905. Louie served his country during

Luis N. Martinez

Luis N. Martinez 1965 - 2010 SPRINGFIELD - Luis N. Martinez, 44, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Baystate Medical Center. Luis was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico on Nov. 18. He leaves to cherish his memory: his parents, Efrain Jimenez and Carmen Malave; 2 brothers, Carlos and William Martinez; a niece, Jessica Martinez; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. The Funeral Services will be held on Mon., Sept. 13, from 8:30 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. The Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sun., Sept. 12, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Puerta Del Cielo Funeral Home, 730 State St. Please visit

M. Virginia Quinn
Thursday, September 9, 2010 9:31 PM - (Herald staff)
M. Virginia "Ginny" (Wilband) Quinn of Melrose, a retired bookkeeper and World War II veteran, died Monday...

Madalyn G. Dufraine

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Manning, Kevin F.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Kevin F. Manning of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, September 7 , 2010, unexpectedly at the age of 48. Husband of Diane M. (Tuohy) Manning. .....

Margaret Horne, 90

GEORGETOWN — Margaret Horne, a longtime resident of Danvers and Georgetown, died on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 90.

Margaret L. Mehigan

Margaret L. Mehigan, was cafeteria worker at Billerica school; 74, BILLERICA -- Margaret L. (Guilfoyle) Mehigan, age 74, wife of the late Edward J. Mehigan Sr., died Thursday, at Genesis Westford House., She was born in Boston, March 19, 1936 a daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Guilfoyle, and lived in Charlestown before moving to Billerica over 40 years ago., Mrs. Mehigan was a secretary for Dunn and Bradstreet in Boston, and later worked in the cafeteria at the Dutile School in Billerica., She is survived by three sons, Edward J Mehigan Jr. of Billerica, Frank Mehigan of NC, and Mike Mehigan of Maine; one daughter, Amy Mehigan of Billerica; also survived by seven grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews., MEHIGAN -- Of Billerica, formerly of Charlestown, Sept. 9, Margaret L. (Guilfoyle) Mehigan. Funeral Monday from the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Theresa Church, Billerica at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 1 -- 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the, . 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica Funeral Directors W. and Dean M. Laurendeau.

Maria C. (Lima) Raposo

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Marie Flora (Hebert) Kilmer

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Marion L. (Werner) Feeley

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Mark C. Liacos, 50

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — Mark Christopher Liacos, 50, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at Catholic Medical Center. He was born and raised in Peabody. He and his family moved to Goffstown 20 years ago. He was the son of the late Hon. Paul J. and the late Maureen (McKean) Liacos. He was a graduate of Boston University.

Mark J. Charland

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Mark J. Charland, 55

BEVERLY — Mark Joseph Charland, 55, beloved husband of Joy Ellen (Foss) Charland, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday morning, Sept. 6, 2010.

Marlene Hopp

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Mary Bernice (McGuinness) Dicredico

DiCREDICO, Mary Bernice (McGuinness) Of Billerica, formerly of Stoneham, September 9, 2010, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Bernard DiCredico. Survived by her sister, Marilyn Baldrate of Burlington and her twin sister, A. Barbara Harney of Billerica. Also sister of the late Jacqueline Meredith. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Rd. (Rt. 3A), BILLERICA, Monday, September 13, at 8:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Theresa's Church, Billerica at 9:00 AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Bernice's name to St. Theresa's Church Memorial Fund, 466 Boston Rd., Billerica, MA 01821. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery,Stoneham.

Mary C. Dickson

Mrs. Mary C. (Arsenault) Dickson of Waltham died Monday Sept. 6, 2010, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 96. Mary was born in Grand Digue, NB, Canada on Aug. 2, 1914, a daughter of the late Vital and Melina Arsenault, and had lived in Waltham for the past forty years before moving from Newton. She was a homemaker and in her spare time enjoyed knitting and sewing. Mary was the wife of the late John H. Dickson and leaves her children, John H. Dickson and his wife, Nancy, of Needham, Mary Ruth Tetreault, and her husband, Ron of N. Andover, and Dianne Noftsker and her husband, P. Michael, of Needham, her grandchildren, Michael Brian and Andrew Dickson, Eric, Craig, and Brad, Tetreault, Sarah, Kate, and Emily Noftsker; her great grandchildren, Matthew and Luke Dickson, Aisling, Mairead and Colby Tetreault; her sister Emilie Fougere of Grande Digue, NB, Canada and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Arsenault, Gerald Arsenault, Leon Arsenault, Sara Masse, Loretta Riordan, Elizabeth Yarbro and Diana Cormier. Family and friends honored and remembered Marys life by gathering for her Funeral Mass on Friday, Sept. 10, in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main St., Waltham. Burial followed in Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462. To share a memory and to offer online condolences, please visit

Mary Jean (Grogan) Healy

Her husband of 45 years, Attorney Edward P. Healy, died in 2001. She leaves three sons: Denis F. Healy and his wife, Jackie of Watertown, Matthew P. Healy and his wife, Kristin of Canandaigua, NY and Edward P. Healy, Jr. and his wife, Sandra of Worcester; three daughters: Mary E. Adlard of Norwich, England, Anne E. Abato of Auburn and Jane M. Levasseur of Worcester; two brothers: Francis J. Grogan and his wife, Patricia of Worcester and Paul J. Grogan and his wife, Donna of Hudson; two sisters: Dorothy Goldman, Geri Sofia and her husband, Robert all of Worcester; nine grandchildren: Lucy and Matthew Adlard of Norwich, England, Samuel and Caroline Healy of Canandaigua, NY, Holly, Charles and Emily Geer of Auburn and Lauren and Shawn Healy of Worcester. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Margaret Moriarty of Worcester and several nephews and nieces. Two sons-in-law: Gerald L. Abato and Thomas M. Levasseur, predeceased her., She was born in Worcester the daughter of Francis E. and Jane A. (Trainor) Grogan; was a graduate of and class valedictorian for the 1950 Class of Sacred Heart Academy and a 1953 graduate of the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing., Mrs. Healy had worked for the Worcester Visiting Nurse Association as a District Nurse until her marriage in 1955. She then dedicated her life to raising her children and will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was a long time member of Blessed Sacrament Church and a proud member of the Nana Club., Her funeral is Monday, September 13th from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant Street. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, September 12th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602.,

Mary L. Ayers, 83

SALEM — Mary L. (Balicka) Ayers, 83, of Salem, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 in the Salem Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Ayers. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., the daughter of the late Josef and Elizabeth (Jablonski) Balicka, she was raised and educated in Woonsocket. Mary had been employed by the City of Salem in their school lunch program for over 20 years, retiring in 1991.

Mary M. (Young) Leffland

Mary M. (Young) Leffland, 40, of Franklin, died Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston after a after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was the beloved wife of Erik Leffland for the past 9 years. Born in Milford on May 5, 1970, she was the daughter of Roland and Sylvia (Koshivas) Young of Sandwich. Mary grew up in Scituate and graduated from Scituate High School. She had been a resident of Franklin for the past 10 years. Mary was a hair stylist at Flair Cut in Medway for several years and had formerly worked at Goldwell of New England, Inc. in Holliston. Besides her husband & parents, she is survived by her son, Evan Leffland of Franklin, a sister, Catherine Powers of Friendship, ME, a brother, Daniel Young of Fredericksburg, VA and nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St., Franklin (, ) on Monday, September 13 from 5 | 7 p.m.

Maxham, Marjorie
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:00 AM
Marjorie Maxham died peacefully at age 87 in Weymouth June 25, 2010, and she was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church of .....

May, Janet E.

WEST YARMOUTH — Janet E. (Andrews) May, of West Yarmouth, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at the age of 80., Mrs. May was the wife of Paul L. May of West Yarmouth for 58 years., She was born and raised in Boston, the daughter of the late Edith (Devery) and Edward W. Andrews., In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Joseph P. Tennihan of Florida and her two grandchildren., Funeral services will be private., Notes of sympathy and comfort to the family may be submitted to

Meins, Deborah Cecile

SANDWICH — Deborah Cecile (Lysik) Meins, age 57, passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on Sunday evening, September 5, 2010, with her husband and daughter by her side. She was the devoted, loving wife of William Meins of Sandwich. They had just celebrated their 36-year wedding anniversary in peaceful Rangeley, Maine. Debbie was born on March 16, 1953, in Hollis, N.H., to Alfred Lysik and the late Veronica (LaBelle) Lysik. She was a graduate of Hollis High School class of 1971. She attended college in Rhode Island at St. Joseph's and also took courses in Nashua, N.H. She worked for many years at CVS Pharmacy in Hudson, NH and also at St. Joseph Hospital Healthcare in Nashua, NH. In 1997, Debbie and Bill followed their lifelong dreams and moved from Litchfield, N.H., to Sandwich. They loved to take walks on Sandy Neck Beach, hunting for sea glass, bike rides and picnics along the Cape Cod Canal, and being a short drive away from their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren for frequent visits. In addition to being the most devoted wife, Debbie was a wonderful, warm, loving and supportive mother to her daughter Jessica (Meins) Pinnetti of Mashpee, and her son-in-law Michael. She was also the world's best MeMe to her beautiful grandchildren, Vincent Jack and Stella Veronica. She was their hero and best friend. Debbie also leaves behind four siblings: Kathleen McGinness of Nashua, N.H., Elizabeth Lysik of Keene, N.H., Janet Tombarello of Bethlehem, N.H. and John Lysik and his wife Nancylynn of Hollis, N.H. She was sister-in-law to Stewart Meins of Yarmouth and Cheryl Thompson of Windham, N.H. Debbie was the Godchild of Cecile and the late Leo Ouellette of S. Yarmouth. She leaves behind her much-loved nieces, nephews and great nephew. Debbie was predeceased by her beloved mother, Veronica Lysik, her grandparents Albert and Yvonne LaBelle, and Leon and Mary Lysik, her uncle Henry LaBelle and her very dear friends Doris, Patty and John O'Connor. Debbie made friends wherever she went, whether it was at the beach, hair salon, fitness center, restaurants, post office, doctor's office or hospital. She knew everyone, and was the most genuine, caring, faithful, supportive, loving and fun friend you could be blessed to have. Visiting hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A in Sandwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010, at Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, with burial immediately following at Sandwich Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Debbie's memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047 or to the , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. The family would like to thank the staff and Chaplain at Cape Cod Hospital for all they did to care for and support Debbie through her courageous battle. May she finally rest comfortably in peace in Heaven with her mother. www.nickersonbourne

Merilyn J. Parker, 76

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Mesrob Magarian

PEABODY — Mesrob "Robert" Magarian, of Peabody, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Rose (Yerganian) Magarian; devoted father of Kevin Magarian and his wife Nancy and Gail Hagopian and her husband Bruce' loving grandfather of Lauren and Nellie Hagopian and Alexa and Cara Magarian. He is also survived by several loving nephews.

Morton A. Carter

Mr. Carter held several positions culminating as Assistant Registrar of the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Southbridge and Worcester for 37 years before his retirement in 1989., Mr. Carter was born in Jan. 6, 1921 in Uxbridge the son of the late Morton A., Sr. and his wife Luella E. (Greene) Carter Morton was a graduate of Sutton High School, Class of 1938., Morton was a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy during WW II. He served on several ships; most notably the U.S.S. Louisville and saw extensive service in the Pacific Theatre., Mr. Carter was a member of the Mumford Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M. of Douglas and a member of the John Matychuk American Legion Post 390 of Manchaug. He was a longtime member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Whitinsville and a former member of the vestry committee. He was a member of the Sutton Council of Aging, where he served as Treasurer. Morton enjoyed vacationing in Oceanville, ME., He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth L. and her husband Ralph Perron of Hopkinton; one son, Bates C. and his wife Linda Carter of Sutton; one brother, Gordon Carter of Port Orange, FL; two sisters, Norma Decoteau and Nancy Dawicki, both of Manchaug; 5 grandchildren, Matthew C. and his wife Andrea Perron of Brooklyn, NY, Joanna B. and her husband Robert McNamara of Chicago, IL, Justin B. and his wife Jennifer Carter, Bethany A. Carter and Selina E. Carter all of Sutton; 2 great-grandchildren, Nolan B. Carter of Sutton and Evan C. McNamara of Chicago and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by 2 brothers, Austin Carter, Leonard Carter and one sister, Doris Pamula., Funeral services, with Full Military Honors, will be held Mon. Sept. 13, 2010 at 1 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 480 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588. Burial will follow in South Sutton Cemetery, Hough Rd. Sutton., Visiting hours will be Sunday, Sept,.12, 2010 from 6-8 PM in the funeral home., Donations may be made to the Friends of the Elders, C/O Sutton Senior Center, 19 Hough Rd. Sutton, MA 01590.

Muriel Logue, 91
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Nancy J. Moulton

Nancy J. Moulton, of Groton, devoted to her family; 71, GROTON -- Nancy Jean (Lecourt) Moulton, age 71, of Groton, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Glendive, Montana., For 48 years, she was the beloved wife of David C. Moulton., She was born on July 30, 1939, the beloved daughter of Alex and Esther Lecourt of Westford. Nancy was a graduate and homecoming queen of Westford Academy, class of '57 before attending Rivier College, class of '61., Besides her husband, David, and her parents, Alex and Esther, she is survived by her daughter, Allison and son-in-law, Rob Arthur, grandsons, RJ and JD, all of Glendive, Montana; her son, David and his wife, Jeanne, and grandson, Alec, all of Groton., Nancy was a devoted wife and mother who blessed everyone with her smile and kind words. She will be forever missed by all who knew her., MOULTON -- In Glendive, Montana on Sept. 8, 2010, Nancy Jean (Lecourt) Moulton, age 71, beloved wife of David C. Moulton of Groton. Relatives and friends may call at the J. A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main Street, Westford, on Monday, Sept. 13th from 4 until 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 North Main Street in Westford on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. Funeral Director, R. Ward Healy, 978-692-6502,

Nelia I. Jackson, 89

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Newman, Martin C.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Martin C. Newman Jr, 54, of Quincy, formerly of Seabrook NH, died September 2, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He was born March 29,1956 .....

Niel R. Ramsdell II

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Patricia Regan Lavoie

SANFORD, Maine — Patricia Regan Lavoie, beloved wife of Michael Lavoie and one tough cookie with a wicked sense of humor, died well before her time Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at age 53. She will be sorely missed by many.

Paul Alan Hoffstein

HOFFSTEIN, Paul Alan On Wednesday, September 8, 2010, of Annapolis, MD. Beloved husband of Barbara Hoffstein, loving father of Bart (Kathy Goforth) Hoffstein and Lita Barri (Jason) Miller. Dearest son of Evelyn Hoffstein; dear brother of Rick (Beverly) Hoffstein, cherished grandfather of Savannah, Talia and Elias. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12:45 PM at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA. Interment following at King David Memorial Garden, Falls Church, VA. Shiva will be observed through Tuesday evening at the home of Lita and Jason Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital or to the Hackerman-Patz Family Pavilion at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 301 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231. Arrangements entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home, WASHINGTON, DC, 1-800-500-5401.

Paul Antonelli, 47
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Paul Sherman

SHERMAN, Paul Of Revere, by accident September 9. Beloved husband of Blanca (Figueroa) Sherman. Loving father of Fernando Diaz and his wife Teresa of Millis. Dear brother of the late Eleanor Fleming and Wilfred Sherman. Fond Uncle of Rhonda Carey and her husband Ken and her children Naomi and Rachel Carey of CO. Dear friend of Gerald and Patricia Mirarchi. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life Sunday morning from 9 to 11 AM. at Vazaa's "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE. Late employee City of Revere. Committal private. For guest book and directions

Pearson, Paula M.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Paula M. Pearson, age 56, died Sept. 8, surrounded by friends and family after a long battle with cancer. Paula was the beloved wife .....

Phyllis Mae Richard, 80
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Pratt, Virginia M.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Virginia M.(Myers) Pratt of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Weymouth, MA, passed away on August 25, 2010, at the age of 83. Beloved wife .....

Prunella J. Pollard, 73

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — Prunella J. (Hall) Pollard, 73, wife of the late Arthur S. Pollard and the late Francis C. Florini, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Rachel A. Elliott

Rachel A. Elliott, of Lowell, Chelmsford church member; 67, LOWELL -- Rachel A. (Nicholson) Elliott, 67, of Lowell, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at her Lowell home with her husband, Chester, at her side, after a long battle with cancer. They had celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary this past June., Born November 6, 1942, in Lowell, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas Nicholson and the late Alice M. (Barsamian) Nicholson, and was educated in the Lowell School System., She made her home in Lowell, and worked for Columbia Plastics on Tanner Street in Lowell for over 10 years. She was a member of Ss. Vartanantz Armenian Church in Chelmsford, and enjoyed spending time with her husband and shopping., In addition to her husband, Chester, she is survived by her step daughter, Susan Callery and her husband, Thomas, of Lowell; her grandchildren, Staci and Brianna Callery of Lowell; her brothers-in-law, Paul Elliott of Lowell and Frank Elliott and his wife, Linda, of Dracut; her sister-in-law, Annette Desmairas of Lowell; her best friend, David Welch of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins., She was also the sister of the late Veronica Bennett., ELLIOTT -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 7 P.M. ON SUNDAY. ON MONDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT SS. VARTANANTZ ARMENIAN CHURCH AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN EDSON CEMETERY. MEMORIAL DONATIONS IN HER NAME TO SS. VARTANANTZ ARMENIAN CHURCH, 180 OLD WESTFORD RD., CHELMSFORD MA 01824., E-CONDOLENCE -

Rachel M. Cipriani, 82

BEVERLY — Rachel M. (Kelly) Cipriani, age 82, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, following a brief illness. She was the wife of Albert J. Cipriani with whom they shared 59 years of marriage. She was born in Salem and was the daughter of the late Michael and Rachael (Broderick) Kelly. Rachel enjoyed her family, shopping, traveling, gardening, entertaining, and had a passion for the ocean.

Rene Thomas

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Rev. Charles Mihos
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:38 PM - (Herald Staff)
Rev. Charles L. Mihos of Lynn, a retired Greek Orthodox priest, died Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital....

Rev. Charles Mihos, 89
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Richard B. Cronin, 36, LFO songwriter, singer
Thursday, September 9, 2010 9:30 PM - (Herald staff)
Richard Burton "Rich" Cronin of Kingston, former lead singer and primary songwriter for the 1990s boy...

Richard Burton Cronin

CRONIN, Richard Burton Of Kingston, former lead singer and primary songwriter for the multi platinum selling pop group LFO, died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston from complications from graft-versus-host disease, which arose while enduring a five-year battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. Rich was 36. Born in West Roxbury, Mr. Cronin grew up in Kingston before moving to Central Florida to pursue his music career after being signed to a record deal with BMG-Arista Records. Mr. Cronin's group LFO went on to have three top ten hits, with its most popular song "Summer Girls" reaching #1. In addition to performing Mr. Cronin's other great passion was writing & producing, which he did for his own group as well as many other well know artists. In 2005, Mr. Cronin, shortly after complaining of excessive fatigue was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Mr. Cronin's cancer would go into remission a few months later but he would relapse almost a year-to-date after, forcing Mr. Cronin to undergo a stem cell transplant. Although his cancer would again go into remission, Mr. Cronin later suffered a stroke due to complications from medicine he was taking to offset GVH (Graph verse Host Disease), which he had been struggling with since the transplant. Mr. Cronin is survived by his parents, Richard and Doris (Eddy) of Kingston; his brother, Michael of Kingston; his sister, Cassandra of Plymouth; his aunt and uncle, John and Cornelia Noonan of West Roxbury; and his cousins, Katie, Jack and Patrick, all of West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 12th from 4-8pm at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. (Rte 106) KINGSTON MA. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Funeral home on Monday, September 13th at 9am with a Funeral Mass at 10am at St. Joseph's Church Main St. (Rte 106) Kingston MA with a burial to follow at Vine Hills Cemetery in Plymouth MA. Donations can be made in Richard's name to the: Rich Cronin Hope Foundation c/o Eastern Bank 108 Main St. Kingston, MA 02364. For directions and online condolences pleasevisit:

Richard J. Coner
Thursday, September 9, 2010 9:33 PM - (Herald staff)
Richard J. Coner of Quincy, a retired budget analyst and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at Marina Bay Skilled...

Richard P. Campbell

CAMPBELL, Richard P. "Richie" At 60 years, in Haverhill, formerly of North Andover, Everett & Revere, following a long illness, on Sept. 6. Beloved husband of 26 years to Diane (Russo). Adored father of Jessica A. Campbell of Haverhill. Devoted brother of Lawrence Campbell Jr. & wife Marie of Everett, Joseph Campbell & wife Marianna of Georgetown, Brenda Gaynor & husband Robert & Roberta Oliver, all of Nahant. Also lovingly survived by his mother in law Rose Russo of Salem, his brother in law Angelo Russo Jr. of Salem & his sister in law Denise Badolato & husband John of Andover & many nieces & nephews. Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, on Monday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Ave., Revere, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Sunday only 3-7 p.m. Parking available in the lot left of the funeral home. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. Member of the Beverly Elks & Italian American Club of Lynn. "Richie" spent most of his working career as an electrician at

Rita L. Larose

Rita L. Larose, of Lowell, Dracut church member; 92, LOWELL -- Rita L. (Maille) Larose, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, and widow of Alphonse A. Larose, Jr., with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage at the time of his death in 1998, died Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Lowell General Hospital. She was 92., Rita was born in Lowell on July 4, 1918, a daughter of the late Pierre and Malvina (Coutu) Maille. She was a graduate of Dracut High School., Rita was employed as a physical therapist aide at the former St. Joseph Hospital for 13 years., She was a communicant of the former Ste. Therese Church, and currently St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish., Rita was a wonderful and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly., Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Lena Larose of Lowell, Dianne and Ronald LaBrecque of Dracut; two grandchildren, Jeffrey LaBrecque and his wife, Kimberly, Adam LaBrecque, and his fiancée, Erica Crofts; four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Matthew Ouellette, Cameron Siciliano, Tia LaBrecque; and several nieces and nephews., She was also the sister of the late Irene Caisse, Grace Rondeau, Germaine Texiera, Olivette Gagnon, Omer and Roland Maille., LAROSE -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 2 to 6 PM on Sunday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Church, 1340 Lakeview Ave, Dracut. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. For directions and condolences, please visit

Rita V. Suhl

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Robert A. Casalis
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:38 PM - (Herald Staff)
Robert A. "Bob Casey" Casalis of Weymouth, an auto salesman and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at...

Roland E. Jalbert, 77

SALEM — Roland E. 'Cookie' Jalbert, age 77, of Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the devoted husband of Carole A. 'Billie' (Irzyk) Jalbert with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

Ronald J. "Ronnie" Therrien

Ronald J. 'Ronnie' Therrien, of Dracut, well known and longtime, Harness Driver racing Standardbreds; 50, DRACUT -- Ronald J. "Ronnie" Therrien, 50, of Dracut, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 9, 2010, at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry, New Hampshire., Born in Lowell on December 14, 1959, he was the son of Ronald G. and Margaret (Sweeney) Therrien of Dracut. In addition to his parents, he is survived his fiancée, Lisa Hathaway; his daughter, Amber Lee Barrett and her husband, John of Haverhill; his son, Ronald J. Therrien Jr of Pepperell; his granddaughter, Selene Barrett; a sister, Brenda Cocozziello and her husband, Daniel of Dracut; a brother, Joseph Therrien and his fiancée. Alyssa Burr of Sharon; his grandmother, Jeannette Ritchotte of Chelmsford; Alicia and Amanda Hathaway of Derry, NH; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends., He received his early education in the Dracut school system, and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Technical High School class of 1977., Mr. Therrien was a well known and longtime Harness Driver racing Standardbreds throughout the region. He was also a member of the United States Trotting Association for many years., In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, cooking, his animals and time outdoors. In his early years, he played baseball and he always cherished the time he spent in the company of his family and friends., THERRIEN -- Friends may call at DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT, on Sunday from 2 until 6 PM. His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10 AM in the funeral home. Relatives and friends invited. Cremation to follow. For online condolences or directions visit

Ronald P. Martin

Mr. Ronald P. Martin, of Waltham, died September 7, 2010 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was 81. Ron was born in Boston on July 15, 1929, a son of the late George and Dorothy (Buhlam) Martin. During the, , he served with the, . A lifelong resident of Waltham Ron was a self-employed milk man who retired after thirty-five years. He was also a life member of the PFC John M. Sullivan, Post #10334 and served as their Quartermaster for fifteen years. In his spare time Ron was an avid bowler. Ron leaves his wife of forty-nine years, Jeannette M. (Blouin) Martin; his son Steven K. Martin and his wife, Janice, of Hudson; his grandson Christopher Martin and his wife, Christina, of Worcester; his syblings Alan Martin of Billerica, Norma LaRosee of Carver, Susan Walsh of Kelso, WA, and the late Douglas Martin and Janice Silver. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends honored and remembered Rons life by gathering for his Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 9th, in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. A committal service followed in the Newton Cemetery Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the, , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. To share a memory and to offer online condolences, please visit

Ross C. Lord, 97

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ross Caswell Lord, 97-years-old, formerly of Marblehead, passed away peacefully with family present at Hospice-by-the-Sea, Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

Roy Miller

MILLER, Roy A Massachusetts resident for 57 years, died on September 4 in Tempe, AZ. He was 63. Roy, who was born in Boston, MA on March 9, 1947, served in the United States Army during the

Roy S. MacDowell Sr.
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:39 PM - (Herald Staff)
Roy Scofield MacDowell Sr. of Waltham, a retired business executive and World War II veteran, died Thursday at...

Roy Scofield Macdowell, Sr.

MacDOWELL, Roy Scofield, Sr. Of Waltham, September 9, 2010. Loving husband of Josephine M. (Serval) MacDowell for 62 years. Devoted father of Roy S. MacDowell, Jr. and his wife Ginny of Wayland, Lance S. MacDowell and his wife Sandy of Waltham, Bruce S. MacDowell and his fiancee Lynne Bower of Lincoln, Brian S. MacDowell and his wife Ellen, and Scott S. MacDowell and his wife Jeannine, all of Marlboro. Grandfather of Roy, III, Todd, Jackie, Tori, Priscilla, Heather, Bruce, Jr., Clayton, Amanda, Scott, Jr., Kasey, and Kelly. Brother of Virginia Patricia Redding of Waltham and the late Paul Scofield MacDowell. Also survived by 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Roy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM on Sunday, September 12th, from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Monday morning when his funeral service will be held. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to the Boston Vet Center, 665 Beacon Street, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02215. For complete obituary, guest book and directions please visit

Ruth Hoyt Cameron

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Samuel J. Pill, 51

BEVERLY — Samuel Joseph Pill, 51, of 48 Essex Street, Beverly, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. . Born in Pittsfield on May 14, 1959, son of Theresa Pill and the late Israel Pill, Sam graduated Pittsfield High School in 1977 and from Salem State College in 1984.. He was a 32-year employee of the administrative office of the trial court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sandra H. Lewis

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Scott Geffert

Mr. Scott Geffert, 44, of West Palm Beach FL and formerly of Milford MA died suddenly on Wednesday (September 8, 2010) at his residence. He was the son of John Geffert Jr. and Darlene (Stephenson) Geffert, of Hendersonville NC and formerly of Milford. MA. Mr. Gefffert is also survived by one Daughter: Brittany Geffert of Port St. Lucie FL; two Brothers: John Geffert III and his wife Andrea of Hopedale MA, and Chad Geffert and his wife Kimberly of Greensboro NC; also his former wife: Gina Iadarola of Port St. Lucie FL. Mr. Geffert was a US, veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Scott Whalen, 52, of Easthampton

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Sheila M. Schabhetl, 54

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Sr. Margaret Pearl Duvall

Sr. Margaret Pearl Duvall, S.M.S.M., Also known as Sr. Mary Georgianna, of Waltham, died Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2010, at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham after a long chronic illness. Sister was 80. Born in Morgansfield, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John William and Pearlie Agnes (McBride) Duvall. Sister was raised in Indianapolis and then Noblesville, Ind. Sister was professed as a Marist Missionary Sister in 1951. Sisters mission experiences have taken her to work in Staten Island, N.Y., Hawaii, Peru (where she traveled by houseboat visiting villages along the Amazon River), to the Mercy Center in Madison, Conn., as a Director of Retreats and to Waltham, where she did Spiritual Direction. Sister has resided at the Saint Mary's Apartments in Waltham for the last several years. She is survived by her sister, Georgiana and her brother, Everett both of Indiana and was predeceased by nine other siblings. Sister is also survived by her many nieces and nephews, her extended family as well as her dear friends and the Community of Marist Sisters. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Resurrection in Celebration of Sister's Life on Tuesday morning, at 10 a.m., in the Marist Missionary Sisters Convent, 62 Newton St., Waltham. Interment will follow at the Marist Missionary Sisters Lot at Saint Patricks Cemetery in Watertown. Visiting hours will held at the Convent on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Sisters memory to the Marist Missionary Sisters, 349 Grove Street, Waltham, MA 02453-6018. For more information please visit, . The Brasco and Sons Memorial of Waltham is assisting the Marist Sisters with arrangements.

Statia (Efstratiou) Zoulas

She leaves her husband of 52 years, Steve C. Zoulas; her daughter, Teena D. Lenis and her husband John of Worcester; a brother, Menelaos "Mike" Efstratios and his wife Marlene of West Boylston; two granddaughters, Christina and Catherine Lenis; and many nephews and nieces. Two brothers, Straty Efstratiou and Stephen Stratton predeceased her., She was born in Worcester, the daughter of John and Chrisoula (Stefanou) Efstratiou; and was a graduate of Commerce High School. Mrs. Zoulas had worked for the former Peoples Savings Bank, American Optical and last worked with her husband in the family business, Zoulas' Valley Discount Liquors. She was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, its Seniors Group, was a former member of its choir and a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Statia will be remembered as an incredible cook and baker. She enjoyed old movies, The Walton's and the Golden Girls; her greatest joy was the time spent with her granddaughters, Christina and Catherine., Her funeral is Monday, September 13th from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, with a service at 11:00 AM in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, September 12th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609.,

Stella Franklin, 91
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Susan F. (Shearer) Sevene Richmond

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Susan F. Richmond

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Swanson, Joel A.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Joel A. Swanson 75, died Thursday, September 9 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Carol (Edmonston) Swanson. .....

Sylvester, Dorothy Mae
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Dorothy Mae Sylvester, 86, of Orange, CA, passed away August 6, 2010. Born and raised in Scituate, MA, she had lived in Orange, for .....

Theresa B. Manos, 92

PEABODY — Theresa B. (Kotsifas) Manos, 92, of Peabody, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at the NSMC-Salem Hospital, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Michael Manos, who died in 1993.

Theresa C. (Duggan) HARDIMAN

HARDIMAN, Theresa C. (Duggan) Of Milton, York, ME & Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Hyde Park, Sept. 8. Beloved wife of the late John I. Devoted mother of Kathleen Ellis of E. Walpole, Eileen T. Vanderwood of Hull, Colleen M. Krupka of Medfield, John S. Hardiman of Whitman & Christine M. Leone of Milton. Sister of Mary O'Keefe, Francis, John, & Robert Duggan & the late Patricia Pinto & Anna Coughlin. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Sun. 2 to 6pm concluding with a Funeral Service. Interment private. Ret. employee of N. E. Tel & Tel. Late member of the Lodi Golf Club, FL and life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkley St., Boston, 02116.

Thomas J. Galligan Jr.

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Torrey, Dorothy B.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Dorothy B. Dot (Phinney) Torrey, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 9, after a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of 53 years .....

Vara, Virginia
Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:00 AM
Virginia "Gini" (Gangi) Vara, affectionately known as "Gigi", of West Newton, died Sept. 9, 2010. Dear daughter of the late Peter and Anna H. .....

Verna Pye, 81
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Vincent Erti

ERTI, Vincent Of West Roxbury, September 9, 2010. Beloved husband for 81 years to Mary (Fiore) Erti. Loving father of James A. Erti and his wife Annette of Canton. Loving grandfather of Tina, James, and David. Also survived by 6 great grandchildren. Brother of the late Theresa Salvucci. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Monday September 13, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment St. Michael Cemetery. Member of the Sons of Italy. Retired Inspector for the MBTA, local 589

Virginia "Gini" (Gangi) Vara

VARA, Virginia "Gini" (Gangi) Affectionately known as "Gigi", of West Newton on Sept. 9, 2010. Dear daughter of the late Peter and Anna H. Gangi. Beloved wife of Henry D. Vara, Jr. Devoted mother of Holli Pauline Vara, Henry Dante Vara III, Christian Dante Vara and his wife Ellen and the late Lisa Ann Vara. Cherished grandmother of Lisa and Zachary McAuliffe, Nicholas, Mitchell, Jack-Henry, Scott-Christian, Eliza and Isabel Vara. Dear sister of Louis Peter Gangi and his wife Vincenza M. and Lawrence Peter Gangi. Funeral Mass at St. Bernard's Church, West Newton on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours at the Henry J. Burke Funeral Home, 56 Washington St., WELLESLEY HILLS on Sunday, Sept. 12, 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St. (Suite 3H), Watertown, MA 02472.

Virginia (Mori) Gibbons

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Virginia Barton
Friday, September 10, 2010 8:37 PM - (Herald Staff)
Virginia Barton of Lynn, an activist and Lynn public schools employee, died Sunday at her home. She was 82. ...

Virginia Barton, 82
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Virginia Thibodeau, 91
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Walter Masloski

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Warren, Bruce A.

WOODS HOLE — Bruce A. Warren of Woods Hole, one of the world's pre-eminent researchers on deep ocean currents and a scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, died Thursday, September 2, 2010. He was 73, Born in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Bertram and Elna (Peterson) Warren. Dr. Warren graduated from Amherst College and received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology., Bruce began his career at WHOI in 1962 as a Research Assistant in the Physical Oceanography Department. In 1963 he was promoted to Assistant Scientist. In 1967 he was promoted to Associate Scientist and tenured in 1972. In 1978 he was promoted to Senior Scientist and retired in 2003 as a Scientist Emeritus., Bruce enjoyed going to sea, and he traveled around the world to study its deep circulation. When he received the American Geophysical Union's Maurice Ewing Medal in 2004, the citation read, "Bruce's career has truly been a voyage of discovery. He has found numerous major deep currents, previously unknown or at best sketchily observed in nearly all the world ocean's major basins. The Indian Ocean has been a favorite: currents in the Madagascar and Mascarene Basins, the Southwest and Central Indian Ridges, and the 90E Ridge. In the Pacific, he revealed flow on the East Pacific Rise and above the Aleutian Trench and Rise"., When Bruce began doing field work in the 1950s, the deep Indian and Pacific Oceans had hardly been explored. "I was also lucky, though unaware of it, to be entering oceanography just when the Cold War was expanding financial support for scientific research," including "construction of large research vessels that could leave their home waters and work the world ocean," he said., The AGU citation writer, Kevin Speer of Florida State University (who worked with Bruce as a graduate student), concluded by saying the Maurice Ewing Medal "gives us the opportunity to show the depth of Bruce Warren's contribution to ocean science and to our community... These are all subjects of key importance to our basic knowledge of the ocean and its role in climate.", Bruce was also the winner of the 2010 prestigious Sverdrup Gold Medal, awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The AMS cited Warren "for advancing our understanding of the general circulation of the ocean through observations and dynamical interpretation." Warren and his co-workers over the years are considered primarily responsible for discovering the existence of deep, swift currents near the boundaries of the Indian and Pacific oceans., When he was not concentrating on oceanography, Bruce enjoyed the plant world, keeping a garden in one of the WHOI plots and tracking some 170 varieties of wildflowers he identified while walking along the Shining Sea bike path adjacent to the Institution. Bruce was also an epicure — fond of a well-prepared meal and good company. He was a student of history, had great appetite for literature, and was a music and art enthusiast., He is survived by a brother, Robert Warren of Novato, California. A scattering of his ashes over the ocean he loved is planned for a later date., Gately Funeral Home of Provincetown is in charge of arrangements.

William "Bill" Purdy

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William C. Vaughn Sr.

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