Friday, July 25, 2008

Massachusetts Daily Obituaries 07/25/08

  • Arlington, Lois J.

    Kingston Lois J. Arlington, 54 years, of Kingston, died July 20, 2008. She was the mother of Dylan Smith, Stuart Smith, Damien Smith and Rosemary Schneider; grandmother of Dylan and Ariana; sister of Candice Braley and Doreen Fogarty. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Saturday 12-2 p.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Private cremation to follow. For obituary and directions, visit .

    • Baird, Stanley L.

      WAREHAM —Stanley L. Baird, 89, of West Wareham, died July 24, 2008. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Decker) Baird. They were married for 60 years. He was the son of the late Robert and Mazie (Lewis) Baird. He was born in Boston and lived in Whitman for many years before moving to West Wareham in 1982. He graduated from Whitman High School, Boston Trade School and the Franklin Institute. Mr. Baird worked as a machinist for many years at Whitman Tool and Die before retiring. He was a member of the Puritan…

      • Barrett, Helen Marie (Frawley)

        • Basiliere, Kenneth A.

          • Berig, Frances K. (Monks)

            • Betsy L. Buckman

              Betsy Louise (Garner) Buckman, a Taunton resident for over 15 years, died at her home on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. She was 53 years of age. She was the former wife of Bruce Allen Buckman. She was a homemaker all her life and held an Associate Degree in Art. Betsy attended the Agape Chapel in Raynham, Ma. In her spare time she enjoyed arts and crafts, oil painting, the music of Celine Dion and enjoyed decorating her home. She leaves two children; Laurie Buckman and her husband Stephen Somario of Brockton and…

              • Bournazian, Dorothy

                Dorothy Bournazian, 76, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at home after a prolonged illness. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, David Bournazian; her three children: Nadine of Albany, George of Raleigh, NC and Jake of Washington DC; her twin brother, Jack Bournazian of San Diego; four Bournazian grandchildren: David Jacob, David Giovanni, Ani and George; one aunt and many nieces, nephews and cousins coast-to-coast. Born in Worcester, MA on December 22, 1931, Dorothy was a devoted mother who put…

                • Braxten, Frank M.

                  • Brilliant, Charlotte (Prince)

                    • Buckman, Betsy L.

                      and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. Cremation will follow the service. Arrangements by the Taunton Funeral Home, 8 Crapo St., off Tremont Street. J. Kevin Corbett, funeral director. You may visit our Web site and sign the register at .

                      • Burns, Charles F.

                        • Burstein, Eunice K. "Kit" (Katz)

                          • Camara, Isaque

                            NEW BEDFORD —Isaque Camara, 83, of New Bedford died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at home surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. He was born in Povoacao, St. Michael, Azores, the son of the late Eugenio and Maria (Amaral) Camara. He enjoyed 52 years of marriage to Julieta (DaRocha) Camara. Mr. Camara left St. Michael for America in 1969. He was employed for many years as a janitor at Our Lady's Haven in Fairhaven, retiring in the early 90's. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the…

                            • Carpenter, George D.

                              George D. Carpenter was Chelmsford businessman, WWII vet; 84 TYNGSBORO George D. Carpenter, 84, of Tyngsboro, and formerly of Chelmsford, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Pauline M. (Phillips) Carpenter to whom he was married to for 64 years. Born March 4, 1924 in Watertown, he was a son of Roy B. and Alice (Dane) Carpenter. George was a proud Veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Prior to his retirement in 1989, George owned and operated George D. Carpenter…

                              • Colangelo, Sophia (Miades)

                                • Collins, John H.

                                  hours will be on Friday, July 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 10 Hammond St., Worcester, MA 01610. For directions and online guestbook please visit

                                  • Conole, Isabel M.

                                    may call from 3 to 8 P.M. on Friday, July 25th at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut. Her Funeral Mass to be offered on Saturday, July 26th at 10 A.M. at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, Dracut. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either St. Francis Parish, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut, MA 012826, OR the Poor Clare Monastery, 455 River Road, Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by Mahoney Funeral Home.

                                    • Coolen, Catherine M. (Prower)

                                      • Couming, William R.

                                        William R. Couming, 62, of Millbury, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Saint Vincent Hospital. He leaves his companion of twenty years, Carol Mahlert, with whom he lived; a son, Vincent C. Couming, Sr. and his wife Elaina of Rutland; two daughters, Nicole Kariko and her husband Max of Rutland and Jessica Couming; two brothers, Timothy Couming of New Hampshire and Joseph Couming of Brimfield; three sisters, Grace Ann Dee of Auburn, Veronica Kay of Brookfield and Patricia Boyle of Rhode Island; six…

                                        • Davis, Robert E.

                                          • Descoteaux, Pamela M.

                                            Pamela M. Descoteaux of Dracut, St. Marguerite member; 48 DRACUT Pamela M. Descoteaux, beloved daughter of Albert "Deac" and Rachel (Daigle) Descoteaux, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at her Dracut residence. She was 48. Pam was born in Lowell on April 22, 1960. She worked at the Goodwill Industries, and later at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital in Bedford at the Veteran Canteen Store. She was a communicant of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut. Pam was a kind and…

                                            • DiPierro, Daniel A.

                                              • Dold, James P.

                                                • Donovan, Ann S. "Nancy" (Courtney)

                                                • Donovan, Edith M. (Richards)

                                                  Edith M. (Richards) Donovan, 90, of 8 Norrback Ave., died Wednesday July 23 in St. Vincent Hospital. Her husband, John F. Donovan, died in 1984. She leaves a daughter, Linda M. Beals and her husband Gerald; a son, Richard F. Donovan; 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Robert W. Donovan. Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, daughter of Clifford and Vera (Fralick) Richards, she graduated from South High School, and was a long time member of All Saints Church. A funeral…

                                                  • Dundas, John A. "Jack"

                                                    John A. 'Jack' Dundas formerly of Westford, WWII vet; 85 ASHUELOT, NH John A. "Jack" Dundas, age 85, a resident of Ashuelot NH, formerly of Westford, MA, died in Vermont, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Desrosiers) Dundas. He was born in Manchester, NH August 10, 1922, a son of the late John and Jessie (Torrance) Dundas. During World War II, John served with the United States Air Force, serving overseas in the Berlin Airlift and was honorably discharged on…

                                                    • Eames, Eliot N.

                                                      • Elaine (Norris) Grenier

                                                        Elaine Grenier  Elaine (Norris) Grenier, was a resident of Taunton since 1947, and had also lived in Middleboro. After a lengthy illness, she died on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Royal Estates, a retirement Home in El Paso, Texas. She moved there to be near her daughter, who also lives in El Paso. She was 85 years of age. Elaine was born in Middleboro, the daughter of the late Edwin H. Norris and Doris (Broghton) Norris. She was the wife of the late Roger Vincent Grenier. She worked for the Paul Dever State…

                                                        • Estiverne, Sultane

                                                          Brockton Sultane Estiverne, 64, of Brockton, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008. She was the mother of Reginal E. Delorme and his wife Fantana of Brockton. A funeral service will be held at the Haitian Assembly of God Church, 199 Warren Ave., Brockton, Saturday at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday 6-9 p.m. For directions and obituary, visit .

                                                          • Evans, Albert T.

                                                            • Fazio, June E. (Hirtle)

                                                              • Ferguson, Laura A.

                                                                • Fitts, Deborah Whittier

                                                                  • Flamand, Marie B. (Pouliot)

                                                                    Marie B. (Pouliot) Flamand, 93, of Worcester died on Thursday July 24th in Saint Mary Health Care Center after an illness. Her husband of 61 years, Alfred E. Flamand died in 1995, a son, Alfred A. Flamand died in 1977 and his wife Joy A. (Army) Flamand died in 2002. She is survived by a brother, Roland G. Lapierre and his wife Patricia of Auburn; four grandchildren, Denise M. Mondor and her husband Leo of Auburn, Alfred A. Flamand and his wife Michele of Worcester, Jon G. Flamand and his wife Jennifer of…

                                                                    • Foley Sr., William L.

                                                                      • Getty, Estelle (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                        • Govan, Mabelle Ellen (Coss)

                                                                          • Gratton, James Stone

                                                                            • Harvey, Melissa R. (Anderson)

                                                                              Melissa R. (Anderson) Harvey, 85, of the Golden Living Center, the Hermitage passed away Thurs., July 24. Funeral Arrangements in the care of CALLAHAN & FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Worcester. Full obituary to appear Sunday.

                                                                              • Hoey, Frances (Murphy)

                                                                                Frances (Murphy) Hoey, 78, of Sheridan Dr. passed away Thurs., July 24 at home. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of CALLAHAN & FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Worcester. Full obituary to appear Saturday.

                                                                                • Hurley, John

                                                                                  • Jackson, Winifred A.

                                                                                    Brockton Winifred Anne (Davis) Jackson, 82, of Brockton, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Donahue) Davis and Henry Tot Canary, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, July 23, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the dearly beloved wife of Donald A. Jackson for over 61 years; loving mother of Rita (Brunetti) Shores and her husband Dale of Bridgewater, William Jackson and his wife Michelle Atchkinson of Norfolk, Va., James Jackson and his wife Cathy of Bridgewater, Michael…

                                                                                    • Kaufman, Fred

                                                                                      • Klase, George A.

                                                                                        MASHPEE —George A. Klase, 85, of Mashpee, formerly of Ashland for 32 years, died at Falmouth Hospital on July 23, 2008. He was the son of the late Frank and Mildred (Martin) Klase; husband of Eleanor (Frado) Klase of Mashpee; father of Kevin Klase of Bethlehem, Maine, and Judith Bishop of Indiana. George was born in Portland, Maine. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps. He lived on Cape Cod for the past 19 years. He loved to write poetry and play the harmonica. Visiting hours will…

                                                                                        • Lamontagne, Richard

                                                                                          • Lee, Peter J.

                                                                                            • Loud, Donald H.

                                                                                              Brockton Donald H. Luddy Loud, 81 years, of Brockton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at his home, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Maryanne (Bertocci) Loud. Mr. Loud was born in Brockton, a son of the late Herman and Florence (Smith) Loud, and remained a lifelong resident of the city. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in post war Germany. Following his discharge, he began a lengthy career with Campanelli Builders in Braintree. He retired as purchasing agent for the…

                                                                                              • Maher, Rita M.

                                                                                                Mass on Monday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, Esty Street, Ashland. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland. Visiting hours are Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Boyle Brothers Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham.

                                                                                                • Maher, Rita M. (Cusack)

                                                                                                  • Maiorana, Frank

                                                                                                    hours Sunday 4-7 p.m. For information and guestbook visit: www.

                                                                                                    • Martins Sr., Robert A.

                                                                                                      GRAHAM, TEXAS —Robert A. Martins, Sr., 60, passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, in Graham, Texas. Robert was born on June 17, 1948, in Acushnet, the son of the late Arthur and Alice (Souza) Martins. He married Rosa Green on March 26, 1986, in Vernon, TX and moved to Graham in 2005 from Rochester, NH. Mr. Martins served in the United States Army and later worked as an aircraft machinist. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Alicia Goree of Graham, TX; four sons, Shawn and Robert Martins, Jr., both of…

                                                                                                      • Mary E. Moitoza

                                                                                                        Mary E. (Morris) Moitoza, 83 years old, died on Saturday evening at Life Care of Raynham. Born in Dighton, daughter of the late Manuel and Trinity Morris. She was a retired cafeteria assistant at the Automatic Machine Company in Attleboro for over 16 years, having retired in 1989. She previously worked for the Larson Tool Stamp Company, also in Attleboro. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. She enjoyed dancing and was wellknown for her baking and cake decorating skills. She was a resident of…

                                                                                                        • Mason, Sarah F. "Sally"

                                                                                                          • Mauro, Josephine M.

                                                                                                            MARLBOROUGH Josephine M. (Raiano) Mauro, 92, of Marlborough died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlborough Hospital, after being stricken ill at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough.

                                                                                                            • McCann, Agnes T.

                                                                                                              • McVey, Ian Thomas

                                                                                                                • Mello, Helen

                                                                                                                  DARTMOUTH —Helen (George) Mello died in Dartmouth on July 18, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Antone and Petonilla (Santos) George. She was the wife of the late George P. Mello. She is survived by one son, George Daniel Mello and his wife, Ann Marie McMahon. She leaves two grandsons, Joshua and Nathan Mello. Surviving siblings include a sister, Mary George and a brother, John George. She was the sister of the late Joseph George. Mrs. Mello worked as a pastry chef in the New Bedford Public School…

                                                                                                                  • Merriman, Daniel C. (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                                    • Milczarek, Lillian (Salvo)

                                                                                                                      • Mirkin, Valerie Fay

                                                                                                                        • O'Connell Sr., Dennis L.

                                                                                                                          Dennis L. O'Connell Sr., 58, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH, of complications from a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda A. (Angell) O'Connell of Oxford, who recently moved to Gardner; two children, Dennis L. O'Connell Jr. of Gardner, and Barbara J. Malkowski and her husband Mark of Hubbardston; a brother, Kenneth R. O'Connell of Auburn; two grandchildren, Kayla Malkowski and Ryan Malkowski, both of Hubbardston; and a large…

                                                                                                                          • Piso, Mary T. (Pio)

                                                                                                                            • Ponte, Joseph

                                                                                                                              will be this evening only 5-8 PM at Rock Funeral Home. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Saturday at 8 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Acushnet at 9 AM. Interment Acushnet Cemetery.

                                                                                                                              • Porter, Gregory K.

                                                                                                                                • Radgowski, Patricia A. (Haskins)

                                                                                                                                  • Rankin, Ronald L.

                                                                                                                                    and friends are invited to attend a time of memorialization of his life Sunday, July 27, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register, go to . Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

                                                                                                                                    • Ronald L. Rankin

                                                                                                                                      Ronald L. Rankin, 76 years old, died on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the home of his daughter, in Bridgewater, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Taunton, son of the late Bright and Florence (Hodgkins) Rankin, he was a 1950 graduate of Taunton High School, where he excelled in basketball. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was formerly a member of the Winthrop Street Baptist Church in Taunton. He was employed by the Equitable…

                                                                                                                                      • Rousseau, Therese J.

                                                                                                                                        Therese J. Rousseau of Methuen, M/A-COM retiree; 82 METHUEN Therese J. (Elie) Rousseau, 82, of Methuen, died at home on July 22, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Donat L. Rousseau to whom she was married for 62 years this past May. Therese was born in Dracut, on Sept. 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Frederick and Odile (Bison) Elie. She had been employed by Western Electric, and M/A-COM for many years. Therese and Don retired to Lake Placid, FL in 1989 for 15 wonderful years and…

                                                                                                                                        • Saulnier, John E. "Jack"

                                                                                                                                          • Sforza, Frederick L.

                                                                                                                                            • Stangas, George

                                                                                                                                              • Sullivan, Joseph A.

                                                                                                                                                • Sullivan, Patrick Colman "Pat"

                                                                                                                                                  • Szwedko, Chester

                                                                                                                                                    Brockton Chester Szwedko, 65, of Brockton, died July 23, 2008. Native of Poland, he was retired from Jones and Vining as a foreman of machine engineering and enjoyed fixing and refinishing clocks, watches and appliances. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Ajewski) Szwedko; loving father of Henry Szwedko (and his wife Dawn) of Wareham and Stephanie Dupuis (and her husband Edward) of Brockton; devoted grandfather of Kristina, Jonathan, Kylie and Jordan Szwedko and Sophia and Eric Dupuis; brother of Felicja…

                                                                                                                                                    • Walker, Mary E. (Griffiths)

                                                                                                                                                      • Wall, Alice L.

                                                                                                                                                        Plymouth Alice L. (Stephan) Wall, died July 23, 2008, at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 92 years old. Born in Boston, raised in Plymouth and Kingston, she was a longtime resident of Plymouth. She was a graduate of Kingston High School. She was a daughter of the late Anna and Nicholas Stephan; wife of the late Charles C. Wall; and mother of the late Alice R. Wall. She is survived by her son, Charles C. Wall Jr. of Scituate; her grandchildren, Charles…

                                                                                                                                                        • William L. Foley, Sr.

                                                                                                                                                          William L. Foley, Sr., a resident of The Arbors in Taunton, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, from complications following a heart attack in March 2008. He had lived in Taunton for 38 years, and was 82 years old when he passed away. He had been married to the former Catherine Madonna for 49 years. She passed away in 2005. He is survived by his three sons, Paul Foley and Kevin Foley, both of Taunton, and William Foley, Jr., of Wallingford, PA (wife Jeanne), his only…


                                                                                                                                                          • Alberto R. Mello

                                                                                                                                                            • Amerault, Joseph S.

                                                                                                                                                              • Anna L. Lane

                                                                                                                                                                • Barney Pardridge

                                                                                                                                                                  • Bettencourt, Shirley F.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Carlton, Richard G.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Coggins, John J.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Connolly, Rev. Maurice V.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Conole, Isabel M.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Court, Barbara M.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dina Marie Langone, 41

                                                                                                                                                                                • Dobrikas services

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Donna Barlow, advocate for cancer research

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Donovan, Ann S.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ernest H. Hofer

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ernest Hofer, Oxford seminar founder

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Falletti, Michael S.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Frederick D. Urban

                                                                                                                                                                                              • George E. Letendre

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Habeeb, Isabelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hilda Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Rule, welder, Navy veteran

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Karen M. Latham

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kathleen T. Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lamontagne, Richard

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Luz, Francis Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Malone Jr., John J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Margaret Kosloski, worked at Superior Court

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maria P. Amarello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marie Kopec, Hadley resident

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marie Victoria Rock, 94

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pitts, M. Jane "Jayne"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Porter, Gregory K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard G. Carlton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Salvatore F. Borrelli, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sewall, Ernest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • St. Pierre, Theresa M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Stephen Robichau, 55

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Strout, Simone A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vaga S. Sullivan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walker, Mary E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wall, Alice L.

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