Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Massachusetts Daily Obituaries 07/30/08

  • Ames, Kathleen A.

    Kathleen A. Ames 1939 - 2008 GRANBY - Kathleen A. Ames, 68, of Center St., passed away on July 27, 2008. She was born October 30, 1939 in Albany, NY. Kathleen resided in Granby and was formerly of Essex, NY.In her leisure; she enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her horses. Her husband Noel W. Ames predeceased her in 2005. Three children Charlie Ames of Pittsburgh, PA, Christopher Ames of Peru, MA and Cindy Ames of New Braintree, MA survive her as do sisters Jane Augeri of New York/Florida…

    • Anglin, Marilyn R.

      • Bairros, Antone

        NEW BEDFORD —Antone Bairros, 80, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. He was the widower of Elizabeth (Oliver) Bairros and the son of the late Manoel J. and Maria S. (Pacheco) Bairros. He was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He was formerly employed by Modern Auto Body as a painter until his retirement. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the…

        • Baldwin, Bernard Lee

          Bernard Lee Baldwin 1942-2008 SPRINGFIELD - Lee Baldwin, 65, of Springfield passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Lee was born in Spring-field, son to Miriam June (Felton) Cooney and the late William H. Cooney. He was a graduate of Tech High School and attended American International College and Western New England College. He worked almost 30 years with "The Hope Group" in Northborough, MA as a sales engineer. He was also an Army Reservist veteran during the Vietnam War. Lee…

          • Baltazar, Patricia

            Patricia Baltazar 1918 - 2008 LUDLOW - Patricia "Pat" Baltazar, 89, died July 28, 2008, in Costa Mesa, CA. Born in Ludlow, Dec. 22, 1918, to the late Rosalina and Adelino Gonsalves, she was a lifelong resident until moving to CA. eight years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Diego; sisters Hortence and Olivia Ranck and brothers Casey and Ruffy. She leaves her son, Robert and his wife, Sandra of Ludlow; daughter Patricia Simpson and husband, Jack of Costa Mesa; three grandchildren, Robert…

            • Barrett, Eleanor Dwyer

              may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Thursday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in Eleanor's memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolence/directions at…

              • Basilio, Albertino V.

                NEW BEDFORD —Albertino V. Basilio, 88, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Carmel (Amarante) Basilio and son of the late Francisco and Loide (Ribeiro) Basilio. He was born in Funchal, Madeira Island and had lived in New Bedford for 56 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church. Mr. Basilio was formerly employed by Acushnet Process as a machine operator until his retirement. He was the oldest…

                • Bellew, Shirley M. (Johansson)

                  • Bonfanti, Corey L.E.

                    • Bostrom, Genevieve T. (Metivier)

                      Genevieve T. (Metivier) Bostrom, 90, formerly of Charlton, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008 in Webster Manor. Her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Bostrom died in 1995. She leaves behind four children: David E. Bostrom and his wife Mary of Wallingford, CT., Janet M. wife of Victor Volpe of South Kingstown, R.I., John R. Bostrom and his wife Cathy of Charlton, and Terry A. Pipes and her husband Dennis of Asbury, N.J. She was a loving grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and also leaves…

                      • Bragiel, Sophie

                        Sophie Bragiel 1912 - 2008 CHICOPEE - Sophie "Peg" (Jajuga) Bragiel, 96, passed away on Tuesday July 29, 2008 at the Redstone Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in East Longmeadow. Born in the Three Rivers section of Palmer on February 25, 1912, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Kamiska) Jajuga. Sophie attended Palmer schools and was graduated from Palmer High School in 1929 and Bay Path Institute in 1931. During her career she had worked for Better Brushes of Palmer and in the…

                        • Bresler, Sheryl

                          • Brodsky, Sylvia (Liebman)

                            • Bruso, Albert R.

                              Albert R. Bruso, 59, died Monday, July 28th in his home, after an illness. He leaves his wife, Doreen (Laythe) Bruso; a son, Albert R. Bruso Jr. and his wife Robin Bruso of Putnam, CT; his grandchildren, Albert R. Bruso III, Ethan Bruso and Emily Majeau; a brother, James F. Bruso and his wife, Jeannette of Millbury; a sister, Christine Sotek of Douglas; nephews and nieces. He was born in Milford son of Helen Bruso and he attended schools in Grafton and Millbury. Albert was a Marine Corp veteran for 17…

                              • Bubier, Bion R. "Bob"

                                EAST DENNIS —Bion R. "Bob" Bubier, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the West Roxbury Veteran Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Chartier) Bubier for 58 years. Mr. Bubier is a disabled American veteran. He was wounded in Action on Jan. 7, 1945, in Northeastern, France. His name is permanently inscribed on the Wall of Liberty as one of the courageous Americans whose sacrifice and commitment led to the liberation of Europe during World War II. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday,…

                                • Bugley, Douglas A.

                                  • Candea, Jean (Glidden)

                                    • Carbone, Annette (Zuccala)

                                      • Carlen M. Albert-Balderrama

                                        Carlen M. Albert-Balderrama, 53 years old, died at her home on Duffy Dr., on July 22, 2008. Born in Eagle Lake, Maine; daughter of the late Jack Albert and Rella Boucher. After leaving Eagle Lake, Carlene lived in Las Cruces,New Mexico where she met her husband, John Balderrama. They moved to Dallas, TX and then to Hampton Beach, NH be fore settling in Taunton 18 years ago. Carlene made her niche in Taunton, taking classes at the Taunton Beauty Academy. She then worked for MacDonald Moving Company in…

                                        • Carmen M. Silvia

                                          Carmen M. Silvia, wife of the late Edward Silvia Sr., died on Sunday July 27th unexpectedly at Morton Hospital, at the age of 84. Born in Lowell, grew up in East Taunton and educated in Taunton schools. She worked as a Mental retardation worker at the former Paul Dever School for 20 years; prior to that, she worked at Reed and Barton for many years. She was an avid Red Sox fan. She leaves a son Edward Silvia Jr. and his wife Susan of N. Dighton; three grandchildren, Joshua, Garin, and Emily; several…

                                          • Caroglanian, Elizabeth E.

                                            Elizabeth E. Caroglanian 1911-2008 WILBRAHAM - Elizabeth E. (Sarkisian) (Emirzian) Caro-glanian, 97, formerly of Brookdale Drive, Wilbraham died Monday, July 21, 2008, in Life Care of Wilbra-ham. Elizabeth was born in Leominster on May 31, 1911, a daughter of the late Mark and Altoon (Kazange) Sarkisian. She was raised in Springfield and graduated from Commerce High School. Elizabeth worked for many years as a secretary at both the former Standard Electric Time and retiring from Springfield Label and Tape.…

                                            • Carter, Robert W.

                                              • Cassella Sr., Lawrence A. "Larry"

                                                Lawrence A. "Larry" Cassella Sr, 92, of Sunrise Florida, formerly of Worcester passed away Sunday, July 27th, 2008 in Sunrise after a long battle with heart disease. Mr. Cassella was born in Hancock, New York, May 28th 1916, a son of Nunzio and Maria (Farina) Casella. He grew up and lived in Worcester, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, before moving to Sunrise, Florida more than thirty five years ago. During his employed years Larry worked for a local steel mill and David Clark Company…

                                                • Celeste Jr., James S. "Papa"

                                                • Clark, Donald D.

                                                  St. Petersburg, Fla. Donald D. Clark, 87, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Plympton, Mass., passed away Wednesday, July 16, in St. Petersburg, after a brief illness. He was born in 1921, in Quincy, Mass., son of the late Donald and Elma Clark of Braintree, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, his high school sweetheart, whom he married in 1943, and with whom he enjoyed 61 years of marriage until Louises death in 2004. He is survived by their five children, Donald Clark and Robert Clark, both of…

                                                  • Cole, Shirley E.

                                                    • Cooper, William J.

                                                      William J. Cooper 1962-2008 WARE - Funeral services for William J. Cooper, 46, of 85 East St. will be held on Friday at 10am at the Charbonneau Funeral Home, Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery both in Ware.,

                                                      • Corse, Elsie P.

                                                        • Costa, Grace C.

                                                          Grace C. Costa lifelong resident of Lowell; 85 Lowell Grace C. (Vezina) (Marchand) Costa, age 85, a lifelong resident of Lowell died Sunday July 27th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, following a short illness. She was the beloved wife of the late David Costa who died in 1999. Born in Lowell, on August 16, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Rosaire and Corrine (Robillard) Vezina. She attended Lowell Schools. Prior to her retirement, Grace had been employed by the former St. Joseph Hospital as a Nurses…

                                                          • Costello Jr., John F.

                                                            • Cox, Cherise T. (Tracy)

                                                              • Craig, Michael T.

                                                                Michael T. Craigformerly of Chelmsford; 53 New Hartford, NY Michael T. Craig, 53, of New Hartford, NY and formerly of Chelmsford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at his home. He was born February 1, 1955 in Utica, the son of the late John E. and Jane M. Miller Craig. Mike was a graduate of Niagara University. For many years, he was employed in the transportation industry. Mike was a loving and devoted father, who enjoyed life and his family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand,…

                                                                • Currie, Thomas R.

                                                                  • Daley, Rev. John A.

                                                                    • Daly, Peter G.

                                                                      • Davis, Debra A.

                                                                        • DeLeo Sr., Alfred M. "Al"

                                                                          • Dechambeau, Marjorie A.

                                                                            • DiMeglio, Concetta (Auciello)

                                                                              • Dorrer, Doris M.

                                                                                Pembroke Doris M. Dorrer, of Pembroke, died on July 27, 2008. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Dorrer is the wife of the late Anthony Dorrer. Mother of Thomas Bolus and his wife Janis of Kingston. mother in law of Walter Casey; and her daughter the late Cynthia Casey of Halifax; grandmother of three; and is also survived by several great-grandchildren. At the request of the family there will be no services. To offer condolences please visit .

                                                                                • Driscoll, Noreen (Curran)

                                                                                  • Dudzinski, Frances (Lemanski)

                                                                                    Frances (Lemanski) Dudzinski, 81, died Sunday, July 27th in St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Her husband, Konstanty Dudzinski died in 1982. She leaves three daughters, Theresa Dudzinski, her loving daughter and caretaker for so many years, with whom Frances lived in Worcester, Stella T. wife of Charles R. Johnson of Millbury and Frances J. Currier of Millbury; a son, Konstanty Dudzinski and his wife Kathy of Worcester; three grandchildren, Adam Currier, Roberta Mandella and April Marie Dudzinski; four…

                                                                                    • Duval, Raymond A.

                                                                                      Raymond A. Duval 1932-2008 HADLEY - Raymond A. Duval, 76, died Tuesday at Linda Manor in Leeds. Born in Holyoke, February 3, 1932, he was the son of the late Leo and Blanche (Giguere) Duval. Ray lived in Hadley and served in the Marine Corp. He was the recipient of two purple hearts and was a member of the American Legion Post 271 in Hadley. He retired from Mt. Holyoke College and had previously worked for the Springfield Police Department. His wife, Brenda (Baj) Duval preceded him in death in 2001. He is…

                                                                                      • Eannuzzo, Salvatore J. "Toto"

                                                                                        • Edwards, Margaret A.

                                                                                          • Epstein, Betty C.

                                                                                            • Farrell, Christine M. (Walsh)

                                                                                              • Ferolito, Katherine (Ali)

                                                                                                • Fish Jr., Louis A.

                                                                                                  Louis A. Fish Jr., 74, of Charlton St., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Paradis Funeral Home, Oxford.

                                                                                                • Fleury, Janet T.

                                                                                                  Janet T. Fleury WEST BROOKFIELD - Janet T. (Laliberte) Fleury, 71, Friday, July 25, 2008. Funeral is private at the convenience of her family. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc. is directing arrangements.,

                                                                                                  • Fonseca, Anna M.

                                                                                                    Anna M Fonseca of Billerica; 88 Billerica Anna M (Moscato) Fonseca, age 88, died Monday at Lexington Health Care. She was born in Boston, August 4, 1919, daughter of the late Luigi and Lucy (Medeiros) Moscato and lived in Cambridge and Bedford before moving to Billerica in 1952. Mrs. Fonseca had worked for Sipex in Bedford, Microwave Associates in Burlington and most recently as a cashier for Market Basket. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Manuel and Kathy Fonseca of Newburyport and David…

                                                                                                    • Fonseca, Anna M. (Moscato)

                                                                                                      • Forman, Jeanette

                                                                                                        FAIRHAVEN —Jeanette (Levin) Forman of Fairhaven, formerly of Newton, entered into rest July 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Isaac "Al" Forman. Devoted mother of Stuart Forman and his wife Deborah of Fairhaven. Loving sister of the late Rachel P. Levin. Dear grandmother of Adam, Seth and Matthew and great-grandmother of Jaclyn Sue and Bradley Isaac. Services were held at Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington Street, CANTON on Wednesday, July 16, officiated by Rabbi Barry Hartman…

                                                                                                        • Fortier, Rena M.

                                                                                                          Rena M. Fortier 1915 - 2008 WHITEHALL, PA - Rena M. (Hebert) Fortier, 93, formerly of Granby, Mass. died Saturday July 26, 2008 at Fellowship Manor in Whitehall, PA. She was born in Holyoke. Rena was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (Derome) Hebert. She was a graduate of Chicopee High School. Rena worked for the Granby School Department. Rena along with her husband Rene, where involved with the building of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Granby. She was an active member of the church for…

                                                                                                          • Foster, John William "Bill"

                                                                                                            • Frias, Joseph E.

                                                                                                              • Gaglini, Gena (Lombardi)

                                                                                                                • Galaska, Joseph

                                                                                                                  Joseph Galaska 1923 - 2008 CHICOPEE -- Joseph Galaska, 85, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2008 at the Northamp-ton Nursing Center. Born March 30, 1923, the son of the late Wladyslaw and Agata (Biernacki) Galaska, he was a lifelong Chicopee resident. Joseph was retired from the Moore Drop Forge Co. and worked previously for the JG Hendron Co. He was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr. He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing and walking. Joseph is…

                                                                                                                  • Garrison, Donald

                                                                                                                    Donald Garrison 1926-2008 LUDLOW - Donald F. Garrison, 81, of Ludlow passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 23, 2008. Born in Springfield, the son of the late Theodore and Annie (House) Garrison he was a 1943 graduate of Classical High School and worked for 36 years at the former Massasoit Engraving Company of Springfield and P+B Engraving as a photo-engraver. Donald was a longtime member of the Ludlow Country Club where he was honored with a lifetime membership. In 1950 he held the course record and he…

                                                                                                                    • Giglio Jr., Joseph J.

                                                                                                                      • Girard, Victor R.

                                                                                                                        Victor R. Girard 1930 2008 CHICOPEE - Victor R. Girard, 78, a life long resident of this city and a former member of the Chicopee Fire Department, died Monday at home. Born & educated in Chicopee, he was the son of the late Arthur & Dora (Bonneau) Girard. Victor was a graduate of Chicopee High School, and had served with the Chicopee Fire Department for 28 years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. Victor was also plumbing supervisor at Mt Holyoke College for many years, and was the plumbing…

                                                                                                                        • Glennie, Eleanor M.

                                                                                                                          and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the Covenant Congregational Church, 204 Center St., North Easton, MA 02356. To sign an online condolence or for directions, visit .

                                                                                                                          • Goguen, William John

                                                                                                                            William John Goguen, 48, of Northborough, died Monday, July 28th in the UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. He leaves his wife of 11 years, Judy Ann (Richinick) Goguen; his son, Jason William Goguen at home; his brother, Gary M. Goguen of Southborough; his two sisters: Jane E. Baronas of Boston and Pamela J. Goguen of Falmouth; many aunts, uncles, nieces and a nephew. He was born and raised in Fitchburg, a son of the late William F. and Martha J. (Daly) Goguen. He graduated from Fitchburg High School, Class…

                                                                                                                            • Grasso, Oto

                                                                                                                              • Greenawalt, Austin S. "Snuffy"

                                                                                                                                • Hanke, Marcella F.

                                                                                                                                  Marcella F. Hanke 1913 - 2008 SPRINGFIELD - Marcella F. (Crane) Hanke, 94, of Springfield and a longtime resident of Maple Street in East Long-meadow, died on Thursday July 29, 2008 at Country Estates of Agawam. She was born in Springfield on November 13, 1913 a daughter of the late Robert E. and Anna G. (Weldon) Crane. Marcella was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School in Springfield and had been a resident of East Longmeadow since 1950. She was employed as a bookkeeper for many years at the…

                                                                                                                                  • Hayes, Betty L.

                                                                                                                                    • Hayes, Dick S.

                                                                                                                                      Dick S. Hayes, 59, of North Grafton, died Saturday, July 26th in his home, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife, Lisa M. Hayes; a son, Richard Hayes Jr. of Florida; a sister, Jeanne Bolivar of Grafton; four nieces, Kim Hayes, Lisa Gallo, Jodi Hayes and Crystal Silva, a nephew, Andrew Bolivar; his loving cats, Ernie Jr. and Bananas. He was born in Milford and is predeceased by his parents, Frank G. and Emily (Kulbabinski) Hayes and two brothers, Frank Hayes and Jimmy Hayes. Dick owned and operated…

                                                                                                                                      • Higgins, Mary M.

                                                                                                                                        and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service of remembrance in the Unity Church of North Easton, 9 Main Street, Easton, on Saturday, Aug. 2nd, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Marys memory May be sent to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 02115. Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit .

                                                                                                                                        • Hubbard, John H.

                                                                                                                                          • Jack Cruz

                                                                                                                                            Jack Cruz, of Taunton, died on July 27, 2008 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston after a long illness. He was 83. Born in Taunton, a son of the late Geronimo & Maria (Gonsalves) Cruz. he served with the U.S. Army during WWII. Jack was the owner of Taunton Aero Service at the Taunton Municipal Airport for over 40 years. He was a licensed pilot & enjoyed  fishing & scuba diving. he was the husband of Carol (Zeigler); father of the late Deborah & Mary Alice Cruz; brother of Alice…

                                                                                                                                            • Jacob Michael Edenberg-Carye

                                                                                                                                              In Taunton, July 24, 2008 Jacob Michael died accidentally in his home at the age of one. He leaves his beloved parents Jeremy Edenberg & Julie Krajewski both of Taunton. His siblings Slyvia, Samuel, Claire, Charles, Alyssa, Hailee and Skyie.  His Grandparents Edward & Deborah Carye of Whitman, Susan Edenberg of Taunton and Rita Aguiar of Taunton.  Visiting hours will be held at the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St. in Taunton on Mon. from 4-7pm. with a funeral service at 7pm.…

                                                                                                                                              • Javier, Ernesto A.

                                                                                                                                                Stoughton Ernesto A. Javier, 51, died at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, on Monday, July 28 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Myrna M. (Zarate) Javier. Born and educated in the Philippines, he moved to Stoughton 4 years ago. Mr. Javier was a meat clerk at Shaws in Canton. In addition to his wife; Mr. Javier is survived by his son, Bryan Jan Javier of the Philippines. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton ,on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed…

                                                                                                                                                • Johnson Jr., Robert E.

                                                                                                                                                • Jones III, John W. "Jay"

                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Coelho

                                                                                                                                                    Formerly of Taunton — Joseph Coelho, husband of Lena (Rose) Coelho, died on July 26th at the Cape Heritage Nursing & Rehab Center in Sandwich after a brief illness. He was 90. Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late John and Serafina (Berthao) Coelho.  Educated in Taunton Schools, he graduated from Taunton High School in 1936.  A firefighter with the Taunton Fire Dept. for many years, he retired as Lieutenant in 1982. He also operated Coelho Painting and Decorating for many years, and was a…

                                                                                                                                                    • Joyce, Constance H. (Crosby)

                                                                                                                                                      • Kaegebein, E. William (Bill)

                                                                                                                                                        • Kearns, Ellen

                                                                                                                                                          Ellen Kearns 1923-2008 ANDOVER, MA - Ellen (Wrinkle) Kearns, an Andover resident since 1958, died on Saturday, July 26, 2008. She was 84 years old. Born in Springfield, MA on Nov. 25, 1923 she graduated from American International College in 1945. She was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in West Andover for many years. Ellen was married for almost 60 years to the love of her life, Donald Kearns, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Frank Kearns, Mary Childs, Catherine…

                                                                                                                                                          • Kearns, Ellen (Wrinkle)

                                                                                                                                                            • King, Earl C.

                                                                                                                                                              Earl C. King, 77, of Douglas St. died Mon. July 28, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab in Milford. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary E. (McGarrigle) King; a son David E. King of Uxbridge; two daughters Kathy M. Allaire and her husband Danny of Killingly, CT and MaryEllen Cole and her husband Sean of Uxbridge; 6 grandchildren Katy, Liz, Steven, and Nicholas Allaire and Emily and Teddy Cole; and a sister Ruth Lubas of Northbridge. He was predeceased by his son Wayne R. King in 1974. Born in Douglas on June…

                                                                                                                                                              • Knott, Maurice J.

                                                                                                                                                                Maurice J. Knott, of Falmouth and formerly of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Sunday, July 27th in Falmouth, after an illness. His wife, Ellen (Doctor) Knott died in 1977. He leaves his daughter, Peggy Glowacki and her husband Michael of Fitchburg; two granddaughters: Nancy Paulauskas of North Grafton and Karen Stratford of Goffstown, NH; four great grandchildren: Taylor and Tori Paulauskas, and Cole and Sophia Stratford; his longtime friend and companion, Lois Girard of Falmouth; as well as several nieces and…

                                                                                                                                                                • Kontaxis, Ethel "Efthimia" (Cimi)

                                                                                                                                                                  Ethel "Efthimia" (Cimi) Kontaxis, of Worcester, passed away Monday, July 28th in St. Francis Home after a short illness. Her husband, Peter E. Kontaxis, died in 1984. She leaves a son, Teddy E. Kontaxis and his wife Maureen of Watertown; two daughters, Anna E. Kontaxis of Worcester and Angelina E. Contonio and her husband James of South Dennis; a sister, Alexandra Qirani of Greece; and several nephews and nieces. She was born in Albania, the daughter of Spiro and Anna (Pappas) Cimi and moved here…

                                                                                                                                                                  • L'Ecuyer, Agnes

                                                                                                                                                                    Agnes L'Ecuyer 1908 - 2008 SOUTH HADLEY - Agnes J. (Lefebvre) L'Ecuyer, 100, of South Hadley, passed away on July 26, 2008 after a valiant and courageous fight for life. Born in Holyoke, MA on April 6, 1908 to Josephine (Lucier) and Lawrence Lefebvre. She worked at the Yankee Pedlar and at Winfield Hats. She was the wife of the late Richard L. L'Ecuyer who died in 1962. She leaves her sons, Richard of North Carolina, Roland and Robert of South Hadley, her daughter Cecile Morris of Tennessee, a…

                                                                                                                                                                    • LaMontagne, William Ivan

                                                                                                                                                                      William Ivan LaMontagne 1917-2008 SPRINGFIELD - William I. LaMontagne, age 90, passed away peacefully at Redstone Nursing Home in East Longmeadow, MA on July 27, 2008. Born in Springfield, he was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. Upon returning home from the war, he became a firefighter with the City of Springfield, retiring in 1977. He was married to the former Elda M. Hitchcock of Springfield and is survived by two children; William J. of Enfield, CT and James…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Lameiras, Alan M.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Lichwala, Egmont F.

                                                                                                                                                                          Egmont F. Lichwala 1918-2008 GILBERTVILLE - Egmont F. Lichwala. A Funeral Mass will be held for Egmont F. Lichwala on Friday, August 1, at 10 am in St. Aloysius Church, Gilbertville. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Cebula Funeral Home, Ware, is entrusted with arrangements.,

                                                                                                                                                                          • Lo Presti, Adeline (Santilli)

                                                                                                                                                                            • Loftus, Claire M. (McDonald)

                                                                                                                                                                              • Loglisci, Adrienne M.

                                                                                                                                                                                Adrienne M. Loglisci 1939-2008 MONSON - Adrienne M. (Bleau) Loglisci, 69, died at home surrounded by her loving family Monday, July 28, 2008. Born in Palmer to the late Albert and Adrienne (Dinelle) Bleau she has been a long time Monson resident. She was a waitress at area restaurants and worked at Dan Wesson Arms in Monson for a period of time. Adrienne was a member of the First Church of Monson, Congregational. Adrienne leaves her husband, Joseph W. Loglisci and two sons Donald Loglisci and his wife Lynn…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Logue, Eleanor A. (Kearns)

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lourenco, Maria E.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Maria E. Lourenco 1950-2008 CHICOPEE - Maria Emilia Lourenco, 57, of Chicopee, was called to heaven after a difficult and valiant battle with cancer, on Monday July 28, 2008 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born on December 27, 1950 in Alcobaca Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio Rodrigues and Emilia Joaquina. Maria came to this country in 1975, and was employed as a Fiber Optics Technician at Biolitech in East Longmeadow. She was a faithful communicant of Saint Jerome Church in Holyoke, and a member…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lovell, Kenneth S.

                                                                                                                                                                                      MATTAPOISETT —Kenneth Starr Lovell, 96 years young, quietly passed away June 24th 2008. Ken was born March 3rd 1912, in Hanover, Massachusetts, the son of Ralph and Clara Lovell. He leaves his wife, Mary Ellen Lovell (nee Disken) of Kennesaw, Georgia. He enjoyed being Dad to three children; Peggy Casey of Tucson, Arizona, Robert Starr Lovell of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Sammie Rhoades of Findlay, Ohio. Ken was Papa, Poppa and Grampy to four granddaughters and four grandsons, six great-grandsons and one…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lyons, Lisa (Morin)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Lisa (Morin) Lyons, daughter of Emile Morin & Lisa Morin died July 22, 2008. She leaves 11 kids, husband, family, & friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mailhott, Leo P.

                                                                                                                                                                                          and Friends are invited to attend Calling Hours for Leo on Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Ryder Funeral Home, 33 Lamb St., South Hadley. There will be a private Burial Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo's memory may be made to the Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 77 Mill St., Westfield, MA, 01085. Ryder Funeral Home #533-1735,

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maples, Louis W.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margarita, Henry R. "Bob"

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mazo, Alexander J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Alexander J. Mazo of Lowell Alexander J. Mazo, age 32, died unexpectedly in Lowell on Sunday, July 27, 2008. Relatives and friends may call at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick Church, Lowell. Interment will be private at St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Funeral Directors M. Richard Laurin, Scott Laurin and Louis Fazio 978-452-0121…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • McCarron, Eileen T. (Kilroy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                • McGinnis, Theresa

                                                                                                                                                                                                  : Memorial services to celebrate the life of Theresa Koblensky McGinnis and husband, William Alfred McGinnis will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Stamford Community Church, Main Road, Stamford Vt., with the Rev. William Wilson Jr., pastor, officiating. A reception will follow at the clubhouse at Stamford Golf Course. Burial will be private in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Elder Services of Berkshire County or Link to Life in care…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mercer, Patricia A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        NEW BEDFORD —Patricia A. (Foster-Ellis) Mercer, "Patty," 45, of New Bedford, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 28, 2008 after battling heart disease for several years. She was the former wife of the late Kevin Ellis and good friend of John B. Mercer. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of Stephen L. Foster Sr., of Fairhaven and the late Mary E. (Lee) Foster, she had been a lifelong area resident. Ms. Mercer graduated from Fairhaven High School Class of 1980, received an Associates Degree in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Merriman, Daniel C. (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miller, Richard D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard D. Miller, 83, formerly of Avery Heights Road, Holden, and most recently of Chadwick St., Worcester, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 in the University Commons Nursing Home, Worcester, after an illness. He leaves his son, Michael J. Miller of Waltham; his daughter, Heidi M. Davis of Livonia, NY; and four grandchildren. Two sisters, Mildred Dickson and Beatrice Higgins, predeceased him. He was born in Fitchburg, son of Frederick A. and Nina (Ashley) Miller. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Molloy, Marian (McGuire)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Moriarty, John

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Moscatelli, Dante "Danny"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Murphy, Marguerite Anne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marguerite Anne Murphy 1915 - 2008 WESTFIELD - Marguerite Anne Murphy of Westfield, Massa-chusetts passed away surround-ed by her loving family on July 27, 2008 after a brief illness. Her passing came one day after her ninety-third birthday. Born July 26, 1915 to Anne (Callahan) and Harold Thomas Murphy, Marguerite spent her early years in Springfield, Massachusetts moving to West Springfield, Massachusetts when her father became superintendent of the Eastern States Exposition. She grew up living on the Big…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Neofotistos, Faith G.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faith G. Neofotistos of Dracut; 66 Dracut Faith G. (Delazanos) Neofotistos, 66, of Dracut, died Saturday afternoon at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Pantellis "Paul" L. Neofotistos, a well-known local businessman, who died March 31, 2007. Together, they owned and operated numerous businesses, and were each other's best friend. Born in Lowell June 4, 1942, the daughter of the late George and the late Bessie (Helas)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Opata, Helen R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Helen R. Opata 1913-2008 WARE - Helen R. (Klimek) Opata, 95, of 62A Valley View Apts., passed away on Monday, July 28, 2008 at Redstone Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, East Longmeadow. She was born in Ware, daughter of the late Joseph and Karolina (Wojnas) Klimek and was a life-long resident. Helen was a stitcher at the former J.T. Wood Co. in Ware for several years before retiring in 1978. Previously, she worked at the former Ware Shoe Co. and Ware Woolen Co. Helen was a member of the Ware Golden…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Portelle, Claude Arlette

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Claude Arlette Portelle of Westford, Formerly of France; 71 Westford Claude Arlette (Guillot) Portelle, 71, of Westford died Monday July 28, 2008 at the Lowell General Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Robert Portelle with whom she celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on March 4. She was born in France, a daughter of the late Etienne and Christiane (Corbin) Guillot. She was raised and educated in France before coming to the United States in 1967. Claude worked as a French Teacher at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Prohaska, John T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ripley, Angela M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rooney, John H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sarno, Clara Grace (Mangiante)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Savoy Sr., Peter E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Scarbo, Marjorie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marjorie Scarbo formerly of Tewksbury; 76 Spring Hill, FL Marjorie Scarbo, 76, of Spring Hill, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Hernando Care Center in Brooksville. She was born in England and lived in Tewksbury until 1989 when she relocated to Spring Hill. She retired from Market Basket supermarket as office manager for 16 years. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed knitting, watching tennis and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Frederic of Spring Hill,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schipani, Marie A. (Mazza)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sheehy, Emily C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sidman, Frances (Sandel)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slavet, Bernice (Bornstein)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slayton, Rose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Southworth, Barbara L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spinelli, John L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John L. Spinelli born in Lowell, formerly of N. Reading; 43 White River Junction, VT John L. Spinelli, 43, of White River Junction, VT, formerly of both Lebanon, NH & North Reading, MA, died at his home early Wednesday morning, July 23, 2008, after a long illness. He was born on April 12, 1965 in Lowell MA. John was a happy man who would listen or talk to anyone. He took after his mother in his enjoyment of and talent with his fantastic cooking and gardening skills. John enjoyed snowmobiling, riding on…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stangas, George

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stumpf, Helen A. (Harrigan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Helen A. (Harrigan) Stumpf , 94, of 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, formerly of Auburn, died Monday, July 28, 2008 at home. Her husband of fifty years, Thomas W. Stumpf, died in 1992. She leaves three daughters, Jane Sherwin and her husband Gerry of Murrels, Inlet, S.C., Nancy Shivick and her husband Richard of Rochdale and Katharine Harper and her husband Gary of Belmont. She also leaves grandchildren: Marc Sherwin, his wife Marina and son Logan, David Sherwin and his daughter Morgan, Katharine Rogerson and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sweeney, Susan A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Taylor Jr., Raymond L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thistle, James

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toniatti, Anna L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  : The funeral for Anna Toniatti will be Friday Aug. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. with the Rev. Irene Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview cemetery in North Bennington, Vt. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to North Adams Regional Hospital in care of the funeral home., , , , ,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Allan Frederick Moore of Philadelphia, a physician and fellow in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital,...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wajda, Stefanie F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EAST FREETOWN —Stefanie F. (Ruscik) Wajda, 82, of New Bedford, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at the home of her son. She was the wife of the late Eugene S. Wajda. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Stanley and Helena (Kiersznowski) Ruscik, she was a lifelong city resident. She was employed as a sales cashier for Eastern Sportswear until her retirement. She was a member of the Polish and American World War II Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Steven E. Wajda, Sr., and his wife, Cynthia…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walley, Marie A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Weber, Marilyn Busfield (Swanson)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Weiner, Ruth A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Weixelbaum, Jody

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alberto R. Mello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Allen Keep Chase

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Barbara A. Shore, 57

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bellew, Shirley M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Braks, James Francis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpenter, Catherine M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cassidy, Virginia C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Charles F. McKenna, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cox, Cherise T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Creeden, Richard C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Daley, Rev. John A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Daly, Peter G.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Davis, Debra A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DeCoste, Paul J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Donald H. Short

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Doris E. Hanson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dubowicz, Bruno L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ernest F. Acheson, 83

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Farrell, Christine M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ferragamo, Chris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Florence M. Mieczkowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Frederick Corbett, Civil War re-enactor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • George E. Letendre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Harroun, Myrtle I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hathorne, Thomas C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hilda Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jackson William Kane, 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • James M. O'Laughlin Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jarvie, Jean Oberle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kathleen T. Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Keenan, Mary E. (Mulroy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kelley Jr., Martin E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • L'Italien, Roger W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Madary, Elizabeth M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mann, Mary E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maria P. Amarello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marion Delaney, worked at Hampshire Manor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary F. Pardridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pinkham, Ronald A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raymond Duval, former Marine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rena Fortier, longtime Granby resident

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard, Margaret M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Saulnier Jr., John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Savoy Sr., Peter E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sellenger, John W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sharon A. Lentner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shore, Barbara A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Smith Jr., George E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Steven J. Shorten, 57

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sutley, Constance D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia Aldrich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Walker, Peggy A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Weiner, Ruth A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wood, Grace R.

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