Saturday, July 26, 2008

Massachusetts Daily Obituaries 07/26/08

  • Allen Jr., Charles E.

    Charles E. Allen, Jr. 1936 - 2008 COTTONWOOD AZ - Charles E. (Pete) Allen, Jr., 72, was reunited with the Lord on July 11, 2008. Charles died peacefully in his home surrounded with family and familiar sounds, smells and the comfort of his pets. Born in Newark, NJ and a long time resident of Springfield, MA and Sylmar, CA residing in AZ for the past 3 1/2 years. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 4 1/2 years prior to the 6 1/2 years he served in the U. S. Army. He was employed for 20 years at Balise…

    • Armstrong, Mark A.

      • Arria, John L.

        • Ashley, Leon T.

          Carver Leon T. Ashley, of Carver, formerly of Sanford, Maine, and Plymouth, passed away July 25, at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Parkhurst); and is survived by his loving children, his son, David of Carver; his daughter, Joyce Ashley of Plymouth; and his stepchildren, Gary Grant of South Portland, Maine, and Linda Zahner of Walpole. He also leaves his sister, Mary L. Ashley of Raynham; and several grandchildren. Leon graduated from Taunton High School in 1940 and attended a…

          • Augusti, Richard A.

            Richard A. Augusti FEEDING HILLS - Richard A. Augusti, 73, passed away July 24, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Spring-field, MA, August 2, 1934, son of the late Claude B. and Theresa (Albano) Augusti, grew up in West Springfield and graduated from West Springfield High School in 1951. He attended American International College, graduating in 1955 with a BA in Business Administration, and a Masters in Business in 1960. He also received a Masters in Taxation from the University of…

            • Avery, Robert G.

              Robert G. Avery HUNTINGTON-Robert G. Avery, 77, a longtime resident of Huntington, died Tuesday July 22 in Noble Hospital, Westfield. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. A funeral service with full military honors will be Monday July 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Main St., Agawam. Calling hours are omitted. The Robert E. Cusack Funeral Home, 94 Main St., Westfield, is assisting the family with arrangements.,

              • Barry, Nancy L.

                Nancy L. Barry 1939-2008 INDIAN ORCHARD - Nancy (Lennon) Barry, 69, of Indian Orchard, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Mercy Medical Center. Born in Boston, MA and a resident of Indian Orchard for the past (42) years, she was the daughter of the late John and Emily (Larkin) Lennon. Nancy was a graduate of the Girls Latin School of Boston and Boston State Teachers College. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. A communicant of the former St.…

                • Besse, Charles R.

                  NEW BEDFORD —Charles R. Besse, age 82 years, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. He was the husband of the late Phyllis (Gardiner) Besse. A lifelong area resident, he was born in Dartmouth, son of the late Charles and Doris (Neagus) Besse, and was a graduate of Dartmouth High School. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, he served as Treasurer for many years and also as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. An avid Red Sox fan and reader, he was…

                  • Binyon, Marion

                    Marion Binyon SPRINGFIELD - Marion (Lucey) Binyon of Edgemont St., passed away Friday, July 18, 2008. She was born in Springfield, MA. and was a lifelong resident. Marion was a graduate of High School of Commerce and American International College. She retired from the Springfield School System in 1990 after teaching at Kennedy Middle School and Chestnut Middle School. She previously taught at Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Prior to her teaching career, she worked for the U.S.Government Department of…

                    • Burnell, Dorothy L.

                      Dorothy L. Burnell 1915-2008 HAMPDEN - Dorothy Lelia (Russell) Burnell, 92, of Hampden, passed away peacefully Friday, July 25, at Mary Lyon Skilled Care Center. Born in Springfield to the late Clarence and Florence Russell, she was longtime resident of Hampden. Dorothy was the wife of the late Sanford Burnell who passed away in 2000 and was a lifelong member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Springfield. She is survived by her son, C. Wayne Burnell and his wife Beverly of Hampden; her three granddaughters,…

                      • Campbell, Jay F.

                        • Castle, William B.

                          • Davis, Donald

                            SOUTH YARMOUTH —Donald Davis died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Fohey) Davis of Yarmouth for 33 years. Mr. Davis was born in Lansing, Mich., to Helen (Smith) of Stockbridge, Mich., and the late Donald Davis. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and worked as a jack of all trades from Florida to Cape Cod. Donald is an 11th generation member of the Myles Standish Indian Reservation, Plymouth. He is the father of Carol, Dee, Ronald and Michael.…

                            • DeAngelis, John J.

                              • DeProfio, Lucy (Cefalo)

                                • Dold, James P.

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                                  • Duggan, Frederick R.

                                    • Egbert, Atty. Richard M.

                                      • 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…

                                        • Fairfield Jr., Alfred J.

                                          • Fazio, June E. (Hirtle)

                                            • Femino, Alexander

                                              • Getty, Estelle (Featured Guest Book)

                                                • Graf, Robert E.

                                                  Hours are Sun., July 27 from 3 to 6 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS, Mass. Chapter, 75 McNeil Way, Suite 310, Dedham, 02026 or to the Seven Hills Foundation, 81 Hope Ave., Worcester, 01603.

                                                  • Harrigan, John F.

                                                    • Helen Gove

                                                      In Taunton, July 25, 2008 Helen (Ryan) Gove passed away pracefully at Marion Manor after a long illness. She was born in Taunton to her late parents Martin & Grace (Donnelly) Ryan. Helen was educated in Taunton, graduating from THS in the class of 1933. She was a mem ber of her high school reunion committee. Helen was married in 1935 to Willis H. Gove who was laid to rest on May of 2002 after 67 years of marriage. She was a communicate of St. Joseph's Church in Taunton and a member of the…

                                                      • Hurley, John M. "Mellie"

                                                        • Iuliano, Anthony F.

                                                          Anthony F. Iuliano PALM HARBOR, FL - Anthony F. Iuliano of Palm Harbor, FL died peacefully on Wednesday July 23, 2008 at the age of 87. Anthony "Tony" was born in Manchester, CT on December 14, 1920. He was a graduate of Manchester High School and Monson Academy. He attended Fordham University prior to proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer W-4. Tony also retired from the U.S. Post Office after 30 years of service. Tony was…

                                                          • Jackson, Winifred A.

                                                            Brockton Winifred Anne (Davis) Jackson, 82, of Brockton, passed away 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 Atchison of Norfolk, Va., James Jackson and his wife Cathy of Bridgewater, Michael Jackson and his wife Martha of Flower Mound, Texas, and Dr. Timothy Jackson and his wife Jennifer of Toronto, Canada.…

                                                            • Kopec, Marie A.

                                                              Marie A. Kopec 1918 - 2008 HADLEY - Marie A. (Kwasniewski) Kopec, 89, of Hadley died July 23rd surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bondsville, Ma., where she was also educated. She leaves her daughters, Donna M. Kopec-Keith and Nancy D. Mieczkowski and her son Walter E. Kopec Jr. all of Hadley. The funeral will be Saturday morning 9:15 AM from the Drozdal Funeral Home, Northampton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Most Holy Redeemer Church. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Family will…

                                                              • Lammi, Jeanne Y.

                                                                NEW BEDFORD —Jeanne Y. (Bureau) Lammi, 85, of Mattapoisett, died July 24, 2008, at Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late Maynard C. Lammi. Born in Waterville, Quebec, Canada, and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Adolphe and Lucia (Lacourse) Bureau, she lived in Camden and Rockport, Maine before moving to Mattapoisett 35 years ago. Mrs. Lammi enjoyed family get-togethers and gardening with her neighbors. Survivors include a son, Raymond Lammi of Camden, Maine; 3 daughters, Carol…

                                                                • Leon T. Ashley

                                                                  Leon T. Ashley of Carver; formerly of Sanford, Maine and Plymouth, passed away on July 25, 2008, at the age of 86. He was the be loved husband of the late Dorothy (Parkhurst)and is survived by his loving children; his son David of Carver, his daughter Joyce Ashley of Plymouth and his step children Gary Grant of S. Portland, ME and Linda Zah ner of Walpole. He also leaves his sister Mary L. Ashley of Raynham and several grand children. Leon graduated from Taunton High School in 1940 and attended a technical…

                                                                  • Locke, Florence

                                                                    and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 p.m. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

                                                                    • Locke, Florence (Gildea)

                                                                      • Lyke Jr., Tansy

                                                                        Tansy Lyke Jr. 1925 - 2008 HOLYOKE- Tansy Luke Jr., 82, of Chestnut St., died Tuesday July 22, 20008, at the Country Estates in Agawam. He was born in Kentucky. He was the son of the late Tansy Lyke Sr. and Laura (Moore) Lyke. He worked for the Brown Paper Co. Tansy served in the United States Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct and the World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife Geneva (Adkins) Lyke, His children, Angel Ford of Belchertown, Ethalee Gendron of…

                                                                        • Maffeo, Nancy M. (DeGilorma)

                                                                          • 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…

                                                                            • McCann, Agnes T.

                                                                              • McVey, Ian Thomas

                                                                                • Merriman, Daniel C. (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                  • Minkovitz, Marion (Hurwitz)

                                                                                    • Morganti, Edigio

                                                                                      • Mosca, Lillian W.

                                                                                        Middleboro Lillian W. (Fitz-James) Mosca, age 87 years, of Middleboro, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at home, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late James J. Mosca Sr., who predeceased her on Oct. 2, 1991. Born in Bristol, England, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Isabell (Stowbert) Fitz-James. She had worked at Bradley's Department Store for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Middleboro. Survivors include one son, James and his wife Carol Mosca; one daughter,…

                                                                                        • Mosca, Lillian W. (Fitz-James)

                                                                                          • Murphy, Shirley

                                                                                            Shirley Murphy 1926 - 2008 SAN JOSE, CA - Shirley "Kellie" Murphy. We sadly announce the passing of Kellie Murphy following a courageous battle with Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Her amazing inner strength and spirit will live on in our hearts. She leaves behinds her life partner and friend of 37 years, Marie LeBlanc, her brothers: John of Oakland, Ron and sister-in-law Pat of Goshen, MA, Danny and sister-in-law Beverly of Westfield, MA, and sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Bill of…

                                                                                            • Neuberg, Leland Gerson

                                                                                              • Niedbalski, Matthew R.

                                                                                                Matthew R. Niedbalski 1922 - 2008 CHICOPEE -- Matthew R. Niedbalski, 85, of Chicopee, died peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Wingate at South Hadley, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Northamp-ton, on Oct. 29, 1922, he was a son of Roch and Philomena (Hodun) Niedbalski. He attended local schools and graduated from Northampton High School in 1940. He joined the U.S. Army in March 1943, and served with the 418th Ordnance Evacuation Company stateside and in France and Belgium. He received the…

                                                                                                • Ogoley Jr., Thomas F.

                                                                                                  Thomas F. Ogoley, Jr. 1944-2008 Chicopee - Thomas F. Ogoley Jr., 64, of Walnut Ave, died July 17, 2008. A committal service with military honors will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Agawam. Visitation will precede the service from 7:30-8:15 am. at New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC, 25 Mill Street, Springfield . New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC 413-733-1522,

                                                                                                  Ollis, Charles E.

                                                                                                  • Owens, Barbara E.

                                                                                                    and friends are kindly invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or the charity of the donor's choice.

                                                                                                    • Owens, Barbara E. (Ridgway-Lappin)

                                                                                                      • Palumbo, Anita (Luce)

                                                                                                        • Piso, Mary T. (Pio)

                                                                                                          • Porter, Trooper Gregory K.

                                                                                                            • Rankin, Ronald L.

                                                                                                              • Riendeau, Elsie May

                                                                                                                Elsie May Riendeau BRIMFIELD - Elsie May (Wilkes) Riendeau, 83, passed away July 24, 2008 at East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late William Gilbert and Edith Mae (Perry) Wilkes. Elsie was born and resided in Chicopee, MA for many years before moving to Brimfield. She was predeceased by her husband Leo Riendeau on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2007 and her brother Robert Wilkes. She is survived by a daughter Carol DelNegro and her husband Michael of Brimfield a grand daughter Aimee…

                                                                                                                • Roach, Benjamin B.

                                                                                                                  WAREHAM —Benjamin B. Roach, 72, of Mattapoisett, died July 24, 2008, at Forestview Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Patricia R. (Rebello) Roach. Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Talcott and Elizabeth (Castaldi) Roach, he lived in New Bedford and Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Roach was formerly employed as a salesman with Sunshine Bakery, Burray Biscuit and Golden Cookies. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Survivors…

                                                                                                                  • Rodericks, Frank C.

                                                                                                                    FAIRHAVEN —Frank C. Rodericks, 95, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, after a long illness with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of 68 years of Mary (Irmond) Rodericks of New Bedford. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel and the late Sylvana (Paulo) Rodericks, he lived all of his life in the city and was a former communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Bedford. Mr. Rodericks worked in shipping and receiving at various area clothing…

                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                      • Sarno, Linda A. (Packer)

                                                                                                                        • Saulnier, John E. "Jack"

                                                                                                                          • Saviano, Janice E. (DiPietro)

                                                                                                                            • Sime, Judith C.

                                                                                                                              Kingston Judith C. Sime, of Kingston, died July 24, 2008. She was 66 years old. Judith was raised in Pembroke and was a graduate of Silver Lake High School, Class of 1960. She went on to attend Bridgewater State College, where she earned her master's degree. Following her graduation from Bridgewater State, Judith worked as a librarian at MIT, the University of California, Berkley and at Norwell Senior High School. She also taught school for two years in Tela, Honduras. Judith lived in Miami for 20…

                                                                                                                              • Smith, Sandra R.

                                                                                                                                Sandra R. Smith 1947 - 2008 CHICOPEE -- Sandra R. Smith, 61, of Chicopee, passed away on July 22, 2008. She is survived by her sister, Darlene Benson of Granby and her brothers, Raymond of Granby, Robert of North Stratford, NH, her nephew, Ronald Gwozdz of Cooperstown, NY and her cousin, Rose Chagnon of Holyoke. Sandra expressed that she wanted to thank her friends for their constant love and support. At Sandra's request, there are no calling hours or services.,

                                                                                                                                • Stangas, George

                                                                                                                                  • Starr, Edith (Parker)

                                                                                                                                    • Stickney, Richard E.

                                                                                                                                      HOLLISTON Richard E. Stickney, 78, of Holliston died Friday, July 25, 2008, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was the husband of Elfreda B. (Heffron) Stickney of Holliston. Arangements are incomplete and from Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston ( ).

                                                                                                                                      • Stoker, John Raymond

                                                                                                                                        • Szetela, Carol C.

                                                                                                                                          Carol C. Szetela 1908 - 2008 CHICOPEE - Carol C. (Bardzik) Szetela, 100, died on July 22, 2008 at Mount Saint Vincent Nursing Home, Holyoke, where she was well taken care of and loved by the staff. During her many years there, she was always patient and enduring in her situation. She was the wife of Chester J. Szetela, who died in 1966. Carol grew up in the family farm house on Sheridan Street in Chicopee and was the last surviving and the ninth of 11 children in the Bardzik family. Carol enjoyed playing…

                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                            • Talone, Dominic G.

                                                                                                                                              • Taralli, Hilda R.


                                                                                                                                                Tilton Jr., Harold A.

                                                                                                                                                NEW BEDFORD —Harold Ainsworth "Skip" Tilton, Jr. of New Bedford passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Oak Nursing Home in New Bedford. He was 60 years of age. He was born in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard on September 27, 1947, the son of Edna Louise (Murphy) and Harold A. Tilton, Sr. He was raised and went to school in Vineyard Haven. He enlisted in the Army and served during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. When he returned he lived in New Bedford and was a scalloper…

                                                                                                                                              • Vasconcellos, Virginia M.

                                                                                                                                                • Wilbur, Ann M. (Welch)

                                                                                                                                                  • Woelfel, Elsbeth "Elsie" (Ranft)

                                                                                                                                                    • Wohlfahrt, Richard P.

                                                                                                                                                      • Zola, Irene (Block)


                                                                                                                                                        • Alberto R. Mello

                                                                                                                                                          • Bangs Jr., Ralph L.

                                                                                                                                                            • Bates, Jeanne H.

                                                                                                                                                              • Boston lawyer Egbert who defended politicians dies

                                                                                                                                                                • Calvillo, Joaquin

                                                                                                                                                                  • Carlton, Richard G.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Carmichael-Pellegrini, Clara

                                                                                                                                                                      • Carver Jr., Winslow Bradford

                                                                                                                                                                        • Collette Sr., Paul H.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Davis, Robert E.

                                                                                                                                                                            • DeMerchant, Gary W.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Delgado, Heraclio

                                                                                                                                                                                • Diskes, George A.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dobrikas services

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Donna Barlow, advocate for cancer research

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Doris M. Peters

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Doyle, Susan Jean

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ducharme, Richard D.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Duggan, Frederick R.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Elsie E. Ostrowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Erich Schmidt, led anti-Nazi movement

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fred E. Bradley

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • George E. Letendre

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Graves, Carol A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hilda Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hillis, Gary F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jeannette M. Miskolczi

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kathleen T. Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lang, Rita G.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lazzari, Evelyn L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LeGore, Debra Ann Sharon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Locke, Florence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Logan, Robert D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Margaret Kosloski, worked at Superior Court

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margaret M. Marsh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Maria P. Amarello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Morganti, Egidio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • O'Brien, Shirley A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Porter, Gregory K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard C. Dils

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard G. Carlton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schwerin, Richard W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sikora Jr., Michael V.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sime, Judith C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stratton, Warden L. "Lenny"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vaga Sullivan, retired UMass cook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William B. Castle

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