Thursday, August 14, 2008

Massachusetts Daily Obituaries 08/14/08

  • Abely, George F.

    George F. Abely an avid outdoorsman; 65 N. CHELMSFORD George F. Abely, 65, of North Chelmsford, died peacefully on August 9, 2008. Born in Quincy, MA, he was the son of the late Edward P. Abely and Helen (Smith) Abely. George was a graduate of Chelmsford High School. George enjoyed gardening and bird watching. He also was an avid outdoorsman who spent countless hours in the woods and on the waters throughout New England. George began his career as a union plumber with Local 132, and later became a plumbing…

    • Agey, Nellie

      HYANNIS —Nellie Agey, 90, died on Aug. 12, 2008, at Bayberry House. She was born and resided most of her life in Lynn. Her high school education was received at Lynn Classical High School. Following graduation, she went to work for General Electric Co. in Lynn where she spent her entire 40 year career. At the age of 35, she married her beloved husband of 55 years, Theodore. Nellie was an active member of the Russian Orthodox Church in Lynn, where she organized many church dinners and functions. Nellie and…

      • Ammidown, Helen G. (Brennan)

        • Appleton, Sally (Badger)

          • Auerswald, Adrienne

            Adrienne Auerswald NORTHAMPTON - Adrienne Auerswald, 87, died Tuesday morning. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Adrienne graduated from Smith College where she earned her B.A. and M.A. Adrienne studied opera for eight years in the New York City studio of Julliard. She was an active performer and voice teacher who made numerous appearances in New York and throughout Mass. before joining the faculty at Smith College where she served for thirty years as the Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music. She was a devoted teacher…

            • Austin, Frances C. (Chandler)

              • Barlow, Sarah Ann Geggatt

                PROVIDENCE —Sarah Ann Geggatt Barlow, 3 months old, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Women & Infants Hospital following a lifelong illness. She was the daughter of Shila Ann Barlow of New Bedford. Born in Providence, she was known as "Sassy Sarah," and despite her illness, she had an incredible will to live and fought for her life for 99 days. Survivors include her mother; 1 brother, Sean Geggatt Barlow of New Bedford; grandparents, Deanna & Glen Geggatt of New Bedford; uncle, Glen…

                • Bentley, Cynthia F.

                  • Bergagna, Virginia (Medici)

                    • Bilodeau, Richard A.

                      Richard A. Bilodeau, of Hudson, died Wednesday, Aug. 13 at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia A. Bilodeau of Hudson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., 50 Central Street, Hudson MA 01749.

                      • Bogrette, Rosemary A. (Gillis)

                        • Bonanno, Eleanor C. (Curtis)

                          • Boyar, Hilda (Linick)

                            • Bright, Eugina V.

                              Eugina V. Bright of Lowell, active at Christ Jubilee Church; 67 LOWELL Eugina V. Bright, 67, of Lowell, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Providence, RI. She was the wife of Maxim Bright with whom she celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on January 23rd. Born in Liberia on May 18, 1941, she was the daughter of Willietta (Berrian) Sims of Liberia and the late James Sims. She was raised and educated in Liberia. She came to Lowell, MA in 1993. She was a member and Deaconess of…

                              • Bryan Scot LaVoie

                                Bryan Scot LaVoie, 41, of North Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada; a native of Massachusetts; died on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada following a sudden illness. He was the husband of Basia (Barbara) Dombrowski LaVoie, a native of Poland, to whom he was married on August 21, 2003. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 26, 1967, he was the son of Dennis R. and Leona E. (Goulet) LaVoie of Attleboro; formerly of New Bedford and Raynham. He was raised and…

                                • Callahan, Philip W.

                                  Foundation/Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, One Biotech, 365 Plantation St., Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605-2395. For directions and online guestbook please visit .

                                  • Carreau, Leonard R.

                                    NEW BEDFORD —Leonard Richard Carreau, 82, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at home. He was the husband of Florence M. (Hathaway) Carreau. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph A. and Jennie (Teixeira) Carreau, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. He was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Mr. Carreau was formerly employed by Continental Screw Company for 36 years and Acushnet Rubber Company for five years before retiring in 1988. During World War II,…

                                    • Carroll, Shirley A.

                                      and friends are invited to attend on Saturday morning August 16, 2008 at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut Street, Springfield for the Liturgy of Christian Burial for Shirley at 10 a.m. Rites of Committal and burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Baystate Hospice, 50 Maple Street, P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, MA 01102-9058.,

                                      • Challingsworth, Olive M.

                                        FAIRHAVEN —Olive May Challingsworth (Poyner) passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Fairhaven, MA USA on August 6, 2008. Born in Pengam, S. Wales, 10th Jan. 1920, Olive was the third child and second daughter of Miriam and William Poyner. She was the beloved wife of the late Goff Challingsworth for 45 years and mother of Sharon and her husband, Dan. She was much loved by grandsons, David and Matthew; late granddaughters, Lisa, Samantha, Sharon, Lucy and Sally and step-grandsons, Alex and…

                                        • Cheney III, Willoughby Greer

                                          • Christo, Chris L.

                                            • Coakley, Maureen Sheila (Murphy)

                                              • Cobb, Margaret R.

                                                Quincy Margaret R. (Edson) Cobb, of Quincy, formerly of Stoughton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, at age 79. She worked for many years at Phillips Machine Co. in Stoughton. The beloved wife of the late Allen S. Cobb, she was the beloved mother of Ronald J. Capeau and Renee Gareri of Oakland, Maine, Eddie and Joanne Capeau of Brockton and Bobby Capeau of Middleboro; and is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visiting hours…

                                                • Coffman, Brenda J. (Howard)

                                                  Brenda J. Coffman 1951-2008 LAS VEGAS, NV - Brenda J. (Howard) Coffman was called home on Thursday, May 29, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on January 29, 1951, raised in Springfield, MA and attended Springfield Technical Community College.Brenda was a member of the former First Baptist Church in Springfield, MA. She joined the Job Corp. in her late teens where she started her career in the medical field. She worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for Ring Nursing Home for many years in Springfield…

                                                • Contakos, George

                                                  George Contakos lifelong Lowell Resident, Holy Trinity Member; 76 LOWELL George Contakos, 76, a Lowell resident for more than seven decades, and the last sibling of the Contakos family, a well-known Lowell family, died at home in Lowell. He was born in Lowell, August 26, 1931, son of the late Christos and Athena (Tsakonakos) Contakos. He attended the Hellenic School and Lowell public schools and was a graduate of Harvard College. His college education was interrupted by four years of military service to his…

                                                  • Corey, Christopher J.

                                                    and friends may call on Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138), Taunton. A celebration of his life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Following cremation, burial will be at a later date.

                                                    • Corning, Elizabeth L. (Brinkmann)

                                                      • Cox, William F.

                                                        • Cristoforo, Carl

                                                          • Cynthia F. Bentley

                                                            Cynthia F. Bentley, 53 years old, died unexpectedly at her home in Boston on August 8, 2008. Born in Taunton daughter of Atty. Rich ard Bentley and the late Jeannette (Donovan) Bentley. Cindy was a graduate of St. Mary’s Grammar School, Coyle-Cassidy High School, Boston Col lege class of 1977 and received her Masters in Public Health from Suffolk University in 1983. She was the administrative assistant to the Board of Overseers at Harvard University. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in…

                                                            • D'Amato, Albert A.

                                                              Albert A. D'Amato, 85, of 225 Greenville Street died Sunday, August 10, at St. Francis Nursing Home, 101 Plantation St. Worcester. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Bercume) D'Amato, his wife of 62 years. Beloved father of Paul G. D'Amato and his fiance Marina Re of New York City and Andrea L. D'Amato and her longtime companion Rose Gordon of Taos New Mexico. He was a loving grandfather of Nandita D'Amato also of New Mexico. He leaves his brother, Henry D'Amato of…

                                                              • Daland, Roger Allerton

                                                                CENTERVILLE —Roger Allerton Daland died on Aug. 4, 2008, of congestive heart failure. He was born in New York City on March 2, 1926. Roger was the son of the late Dr. Ernest M. Daland and Lois Redmond Daland of Newton Center and (summers) Brewster, where Roger also grew up. He attended Newton schools, but his high school years were completed at Browne/ Nichols (Buckingham) in Cambridge. In 1942, at the age of 16, he dropped out of school and joined the Navy. After four years of service in the Pacific…

                                                                • Dawe, Stephen J.

                                                                  • Deida, Ana

                                                                    Ana Deida 1952 - 2008 HOLYOKE - Ana Deida, 56, joined the Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Calling hours Thurs. 6-8 pm. Funeral service Fri. 9 am at La Rosa Funeral Home of Holyoke. LA ROSA 493-1801,

                                                                    • Dennis F. Simas

                                                                      Dennis F. Simas, husband of Ann (Almeida) Simas, died on Aug. 12th at his home, surrounded by his family, following a year long battle with cancer. He was 78. Born in Taunton, he was a son of the late Arsenio and Maria D. (Furtado) Simas. Educated in Taunton schools, he graduated from Taunton High School in 1948 and later worked for Taunton State Hospital as a maintenance man for over 40 years, retiring in 1988. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Taunton. A very loving man, his family meant every…

                                                                      • DerBoghosian, Benjamin

                                                                        • Downs, William F.

                                                                          • Driscoll-Battistoni, William F.

                                                                            NORTH HAMPTON William F. Driscoll-Battistoni, 41, of Northampton, died suddenly Tuesday, morning, Aug. 5, 2008, in Concord. Born on May 15, 1967 in Boston, he was the son of Barbara (McManus) Driscoll of Waltham and the late Hilary Michael Driscoll. He is survived by his wife, Sarai Battistoni; his children, Ashley, Thomas and Cody, all of Springfield; his siblings, Carol, Robert, Stella, Donna, Kathleen, and his twin, Michael. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews, and his extended family,…

                                                                            • Dunn, Thomas Frederick "Tom"

                                                                              • Duquette, Louis G.

                                                                                He was born in Lowell on Dec. 29, 1942, a son of the late Adrien and Diana (Roy) Duquette. He was a graduate of St. Louis School. He resided in Utica and Florida since his recent move to Lowell.While in Lowell, Mr. Duquette was a communicant of St. Louis de France Church, where he was an active volunteer at the Lowell parish. Mr. Duquette had worked in the Lowell mills. He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph "Andre" Duquette of Lincoln, Maine, and Adrien Duquette Jr. and his…

                                                                                • Eaton, Perry N.

                                                                                  • Edward Maloof

                                                                                    Edward Maloof, of Raynham, died Monday, August 11, at Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital after being stricken ill. Edward was the devoted husband of Kathryn (Dolan) for 59 years. Born in Boston, the son of the late George and Johanna (Sweeney) Maloof. He moved to Raynham  50 years ago. Edward summered at Sagamore Beach for many years, he owned and operated The Landing Variety stores in Sagamore Beach and Eastham from 1956 until his retirement. Edward was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service…

                                                                                    • Eklund, Dorothy M. (Jamieson)

                                                                                      Dorothy M. (Jamieson) Eklund, 76, of Leicester St., died Monday August 11th in her home, after an illness. Her husband of 52 years, Carl T. Eklund died on June 18th. She leaves her two sons, Donald C. Eklund of Wellesley and Jon T. Eklund of Auburn; her sister, Alice K. Carlson of Auburn; a granddaughter, Niki Eklund. She was predeceased by her brother Robert G. Jamieson, Jr. and her sister, Barbara Ann Jamieson. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Robert G. and Marie (Nichols) Jamieson and has…

                                                                                      • Elkinson, Stella L. (Such)

                                                                                        • Emond, Cecile G. (Ouimette)

                                                                                          Cecile G. (Ouimette) Emond, 93, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, August 12th UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus after an illness. She leaves her husband of 62 years, Raymond A. Emond and several nieces and nephews. Born in Spencer, MA, daughter of the late Harmedos and Myra (Havey) Ouimette and has lived in Shrewsbury for the past 62 years. She graduated from Norwich Academy and Trinity College both in Connecticut. Cecile worked as a Manager for Investors Diversified Services in Worcester for…

                                                                                          • Ezrin, Arthur L.

                                                                                            • Farmer, Marjorie (Pearson)

                                                                                              • Ferrari, Clara B. (Seymour)

                                                                                                • Fontaine, Willie Pearl

                                                                                                • Gabriel-Gelin, Marie C.

                                                                                                  Stoughton Marie Carmel Gabriel-Gelin, 36, of Stoughton and Brockton, died unexpectedly, Aug. 5, 2008. Native of Haiti, she was a daughter of Marie Gabriel and the late Kernizan Elveus. She was em-ployed in the financial industry. She was the wife of Andry Gelin; loving mother of Ashley, Stanley, Christina and Carmello; beloved sister of Rose Venette (and her husband Mike Venette) and Jean-Marie Gabriel; and aunt of Jamear and Jalen Venette. All are welcome to calling hours Friday 6-9 p.m. in Waitt Funeral…

                                                                                                  • Garvey, Cheryl A. (Colatosti)

                                                                                                    • Garvey, Robert P.


                                                                                                      • Geary, Mary A. (Doherty)

                                                                                                        • Gerrit, Peter

                                                                                                          • Giblin, John W. "Jack"

                                                                                                            • Gold, Tamara Sue

                                                                                                              • Gonyea, Alice M.J. (Trepanier)

                                                                                                                Alice M.J. (Trepanier) Gonyea, 83, of Clark Street in Worcester, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in The Jewish Healthcare Center. Her husband of fifty-six years, Arthur O. Gonyea, passed away in 2001. Alice is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Jeanne M. Gilmore and her husband David of Worcester; three sons, Richard A. Gonyea and his companion Sheila Pelow of Shrewsbury, Robert P. Gonyea and his wife Lynn of Holden, and Matthew J. Gonyea and his wife Cynthia of Oxford; a brother, Paul…

                                                                                                                • Gove, George A.

                                                                                                                  George A. Gove, 76, of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. George was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is fondly remembered as a man with great integrity and as an extremely hard worker. He leaves his devoted wife of 53 years, Grace E. (Hatstat) Gove. The couple would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this November. In 2004, they renewed their vows in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. He leaves two sons, John F. Gove and his…

                                                                                                                  • Griffin, William

                                                                                                                    • Griffith, Kathryn M. (Varley)

                                                                                                                      • Gruchala, Antoinette Penna

                                                                                                                        Antoinette Penna Gruchala 1908 - 2008 EAST LONGMEADOW - Antoinette (Maziarz) Penna Gruchala, 100, of East Long-meadow, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008 in Wingate of East Longmeadow Nursing Home. She was born in West Warren, on March 18, 1908, a daughter of the late Frank and Maria (Krolikowski) Maziarz. Antoinette was employed by the City of Springfield as a Senior Clerk and retired after twenty-four years of service. She was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in East Longmeadow and a member…

                                                                                                                        • Hadjoglou, Stella (Christo)

                                                                                                                          Stella (Christo) Hadjoglou, 96, of Park Ave, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Stella was born in Turkey, on September 11, 1911, and emigrated to the United States, with her mother, in 1928. She came to Webster as a bride in 1934. Her husband, Cosmas (Charles Michael) passed away in 1989. Stella is survived by her daughter, Christina Mayo and her husband John of Florida; two grandchildren: John Mayo II of Orlando and Tina Mayo of Davie, FL; one great-grandson, Jack,…

                                                                                                                          • Harmon, Charles E.

                                                                                                                            • Harwood, Jean Rosalind (Clarke)

                                                                                                                              • Hu, Fu Chang C.

                                                                                                                                • Imbier, Stella M.

                                                                                                                                  Stella M. Imbier 1916 - 2008 WARE - Stella M. (Kuk) Imbier, 91, of 336 Palmer Road, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Ware. Stella was born in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, on August 21, 1916, daughter of the late Jozef and Karolina (Opiekon) Kuk. She lived in Ware since 1938. Stella and her husband owned and managed the former Crest Cafe in Ware for twenty-five years before she retired in 1971. Previously, she worked at the former F. W. Sickles Co. in…

                                                                                                                                  • Janerico, Thelma L. (Bayer)

                                                                                                                                    • Johnson, Yvonne M.E.

                                                                                                                                      • Jones, Margaret M.

                                                                                                                                        and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial is in Mount Wollaston Cemetery. For directions and online guest book, please visit, 617-773-2728.

                                                                                                                                        • Kaufman, Max

                                                                                                                                          • Kelley, Josephine H. (Pentowski)

                                                                                                                                            • Kieffer, Mark Alan

                                                                                                                                              hours begin at 10 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2008, with the funeral sevice to immediately follow at 12 p.m., New England Institute at Mount Ida, 777 Dedham St., Newton. Donations may be made to Easter Seals (PPS), 230 West Monroe St., suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606.

                                                                                                                                              • King, Russell B.

                                                                                                                                                Russell B. King, 89, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. Beloved husband of 66 years of Alva (Burgess) King, they were married July 26, 1942. He was born March 23, 1919 in Putnam, CT, son of the late Walter and Marjorie (Burgess) King. He was a lifelong member of the Putnam United Methodist Church, and was one of the oldest members serving on various committees over the years. He was a member of the Putnam Rotary Club having been…

                                                                                                                                                • Koplow, Louise (Sulkin)

                                                                                                                                                • LaRochelle, Robert T.

                                                                                                                                                  Robert T. Larochelle EASTHAMPTON - Robert T LaRochelle, 69 died Tuesday. Funeral service Friday at 6 pm in the Mitchell Funeral Home. Calling hours are Friday from 4 pm until time of the Service.,

                                                                                                                                                  • Labbee, James F.

                                                                                                                                                    James F. Labbee 1933 - 2008 HATFIELD - James F. Labbee, 75, died peacefully at home on August 12, 2008. Born April 7, 1933, in Hatfield he was the son of the late Henry S. and Eloise (Tinkham) Labbee. He was educated in Hatfield schools and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Jim was the owner of Labbee Auto Body in West Hatfield for many years. With his sister, Pat, Jim sang in many of the hospital follies and VINS shows. He served as past president and secretary-treasurer…

                                                                                                                                                    • Laferriere, Sister Claire

                                                                                                                                                      Sister Claire Laferriere, PM 1915 - 2008 MANCHESTER, NH - Sister Claire Laferriere, PM, (Sr. St. Donald), 92, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died August 12, 2008. She was born in Holyoke, MA, on December 8, 1915. Calling hours are Sunday from 6 to 8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm, in the Resurrection Chapel of the St. Marie Residence, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 am in the Resurrection Chapel. Burial will follow in the…

                                                                                                                                                      • Lawrenson, Elizabeth F. "Betty" (O'Leary)

                                                                                                                                                        • Leary, Joseph A.

                                                                                                                                                          • Lopes, Vincent M.

                                                                                                                                                            FT. LAUDERDALE, FL —Private funeral services were held for Vincent M. Lopes, 55, who passed away July 24, 2008, at the Broward General Medical Center after a long illness. He was the son of Irene (Sarlo) Lopes of Fairhaven and the late Mario Lopes. He was a long time resident of New Bedford and Rochester, MA, before moving to Florida. He was formerly employed by A. J. Camaioni Landscaping Inc., Tilcon Construction Co., Loranger Corp., and on the New Bedford waterfront. He was a member of the Laborers…

                                                                                                                                                            • Love, Donald Laurence

                                                                                                                                                              • Mac, Bernie (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                                                                                • Maffioli, Biagio "Biff"

                                                                                                                                                                  • Maione, Carlo

                                                                                                                                                                    • Malone, Patricia W. "Mother"

                                                                                                                                                                      • Martel Jr., Nelson A.

                                                                                                                                                                        Nelson A. Martel, Jr. 1962-2008 ASHEVILLE, NC - Nelson "Marty" passed away peacefully in Kona, Hawaii on August 1, 2008 at the age of 46, after a long battle with cancer, with loving family and friends at his side. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT on January 9, 1962, he spent most of his youth in Feeding Hills, MA where he attended school, until leaving for college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his degree with high honors in electrical engineering and moved to Rochester, MN to begin his…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Martin Jr., James A.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Mburu, Mary N.

                                                                                                                                                                            Mary N. Mburu, 34, of Worcester, died on Monday, August 11, after a short illness. She was born in Kiambu, Kenya, on July 16, 1974 to Danson and Priscilla Mburu. Mary is survived by her parents, her brothers Samuel Baiya of Kiambu (Kenya), Stephen Mbugua of Holden (USA), and Paul Muigai of Kiambu (Kenya). Mary graduated from Washington State University, WA, USA and was a Sales Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Worcester, MA. Her laughter, wit, sharp intellect, tenacity, supportiveness, giving, dependability,…

                                                                                                                                                                            • McCarthy, Kevin P.

                                                                                                                                                                              • McCarthy, Winifred M.

                                                                                                                                                                                Whitman Winifred M. (Blakeman) McCarthy, 91, of Whitman and Marshfield, died peacefully Aug. 12, at South East Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Easton, after a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis B. McCarthy; and loving mother of Francis B. McCarthy of Pittsburgh, Laurie Kelleher of Quincy and Anne K. Sullivan of Whitman; her sister, Katherine Canavan of Texas. She will be very much missed by her four grandchildren, Rebecca Marshall of Whitman, Katherine…

                                                                                                                                                                                • McCarthy, Winifred M. (Blakeman)

                                                                                                                                                                                  • McDonough Jr., Thomas F.X.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • McKnight, Harold J.

                                                                                                                                                                                      NEW BEDFORD —Harold J. McKnight, son of Annie (Simpson) McKnight and William McKnight, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 12th. He was 83. He was married for 55 years to Dorothy (Alexander) who predeceased him last October. He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford who served 2 years in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal. He was a talented machinist and tool & dye maker. He worked in many of the city factories-retiring from Rodney…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Merriman, Daniel C. (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Meyer, Philip S.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miller, Mary K. (Coleman)

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moran, Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moulton Jr., George F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mowatt, Jean L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nagle Sr., Russell Jerome

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Neary, Jeannette R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jeannette R. Neary formerly of Dracut, a Lowell resident; 90 LOWELL Jeannette R. (Laferriere) Neary, wife of the late Robert M. "Nick" Neary, died Monday, August 11, 2008, after a brief illness at Saints Medical Center. She was 90 years old. Jeannette was born in Lowell on June 9, 1918 a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Sullivan) Laferriere. She enjoyed travel, reading, and was a longtime member of the TOPS club. Jeannette was a longtime employee of the former Beaconcrest Convalescent Home…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nelson, Agnes F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEW BEDFORD —Agnes F. (Nicolau) Nelson, 78, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur Nelson. She was born in Newton, MA and lived most of her life in New Bedford. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Marie Nunes of Orlando, FL and Christine L. Sousa of New Bedford; three sons, Mark and Arthur J. Nelson, both of New Bedford and Kenneth Nelson of Pompano Beach, FL; 10 grandchildren; and seven…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nicoll, Virginia M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocasio, Carlos

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carlos Ocasio 1969 - 2008 HOLYOKE - Carlos, 38, joined the Lord on Wed., August 13, 2008. Calling hours and funeral service Friday 6-8 pm. La Rosa Funeral Home of Holyoke. LA ROSA 493-1801,

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pacheco, Christopher T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christopher T. Pacheco, 39, of Barre passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the Athol Memorial Hospital. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Road, Barre, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pappas, Katina (Papadogiannis)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parisella, Diane A. (Crowley)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parker, Stanley B.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pilibosian, Anna C. "Lee" (Hurley)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anna C. "Lee" (Hurley) Pilibosian, 58, of Auburn, died peacefully Monday August 11, 2008 surrounded by her loving family in the UMASS Memorial Medical Center University Campus. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8PM. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. is assisting the family with arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pomfret, Bertha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Quink, Robert J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert J. Quink 1941 - 2008 FEEDING HILLS - Robert J. Quink, 66, of Feeding Hills, was peacefully called home Tuesday, August 12, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 2, 1941 and raised in Ware, MA, he was a son of the late John J. and Catherine (Jezyk) Quink. He proudly served his country with the US Army, and was employed for over 20 years with Noble Hospital in Westfield retiring in 2001. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening, but his most precious moments were those spent…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rawlings, Mora L. (Cogan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robicheau, Fred E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rosenberger, Paul J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ruel, Irene Ida

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Irene Ida Ruel 1922-2008 AGAWAM - Irene Ida (Paulson) Ruel, 85, died Tuesday August 12, 2008 at home. She was born on January 1, 1922 to the late William and Ida (Gibbons) Paulson. Irene was raised in Westfield and made many friends during her journeys throughout the city. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Westfield. Irene will be especially missed as a cherished friend and companion by Patti Thornton and Sally and David Barry. Irene was pre-deceased by her husband of 16 years Orville…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Samagaio, John F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DARTMOUTH —John F. Samagaio, aged 89 years, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Sunrise Assisted Living after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Etelvina J. (Avila) Samagaio. He was the father of Lucinda "Cindy," wife of Ronald Oliveira of Dartmouth. He was the brother of Domingos Samagaio, Manuel Samagaio, Humberto Samagaio, all of New Bedford, Augusto Samagaio of Dartmouth, Ralph Samagaio of CA., Germano Samagaio of WA. He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Christopher…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Schipani, Gary F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schmitter, Lillian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lillian Schmitter 1917 - 2008 SOUTH HADLEY - Lillian C. (Helm) Schmitter, 90, of South Hadley and previously of Holyoke, Westfield and Chicopee, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the Wingate of South Hadley. Born in Anderson, Indiana on Nov. 5, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Clinton & Mamie (Miller) Helm. Lillian worked as a homemaker and also served as an officer in the Salvation Army. Lillian was the wife of the late Raymond Schmitter, the mother of the late Jon C. Schmitter and grandmother of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sergeant, Frances

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NEW BEDFORD —Frances (Gillis) Sergeant, 81, of Hathaway Road, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at Saint Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas Reginald Sergeant. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Gillis and the late Lillian (MacKenzie) Peterson. Mrs. Sergeant was a 1945 graduate of New Bedford High School then went on to receive her BA in Journalism Cum Laude from the University of Houston in May of 1979. She then went on to work as a bank teller for many…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Serwa Sr., Richard J.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Smith Sr., Donald E. "Smitty"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Donald "Smitty" E. Smith, Sr. of 6 Diane Ave., surrounded by his loving family passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, at UMASS Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Smitty is survived by his wife, Ernestine (Blanchard) Smith of 54 years. He was the loving and devoted father of daughter, Debra Smith-Fealy and her husband Peter of Portland, ME; two sons: Donald E. Smith, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Charlton and Scott Smith of Fall River. Very proud of his four grandchildren, he leaves: Shawn, Kyle…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Solimine, Rachel Fisk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Park, where Rachel is laid to rest next to her late husband John Valasakos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sternberg, Thelma Grace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thelma Grace Sternberg 1930-2008 LAKE WYLIE, SC - Thelma Grace Sternberg, 77, of River Hills, died July 28, 2008 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC. A memorial service will be held in Wilbraham, MA at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Sternberg was born October 30, 1930 in Chambersburg, PA to the late Paul R. and Margaret Spangler Eyer. Survivors are her husband, Harold A. Sternberg of Lake Wylie, SC; sons, Benjamin A. Goulding and Kendrick Sternberg both of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Carol Joy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sullivan, Beverly A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beverly A. Sullivan 1939-2008 WEST SPRINGFIELD - Beverly A. (Yaney) Sullivan, 69, entered into eternal life at home on August 12, 2008. She was born on February 15, 1939 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Joseph and Alice (Avis) Yaney; she lived in West Springfield and previously in Westfield. She enjoyed her friends at Aqua Aerobics and The Couples in Christ Prayer Group. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Church in West Springfield. She worked for her son, Dr. John J. Sullivan IV, in his dental office in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sullivan, Lawrence Francis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lawrence Francis Sullivan avid fisherman; 47 Lowell Mr. Lawrence Francis Sullivan, 47, of Lowell died Tuesday, August 12, 2008. He was married to Mrs. Susan M. (Kirane) Sullivan with whom he had celebrated seventeen years of marriage. Born in Arlington, MA on August 9, 1961, the son of Walter F. and Mary A. (Crowley) Sullivan of Burlington, MA. He was a graduate of Burlington High School with the class of 1980. He served with the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in January of 1981. He was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sylvia, Michael A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WORCESTER —Michael A. Sylvia, 53, of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Kim E. (Martin) Sylvia. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Gloria (Mullin) Alley and her late husband Milton and the son of Raymond Sylvia of Kansas, he lived most of his life in New Bedford. Michael enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandchildren and living life in general. He is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Temple, Joyce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            s in her name may be made to the VNA of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite G-1, S. Dennis, MA 02660. Arrangements by John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Marstons Mills, MA.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas H. Guglielmo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Attleboro, of Rehoboth, August 9, 2008, Thomas H. Guglielmo died peacefully at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after a brief illness at the age of 53. Born in Fall River, Thomas is the son of Thomas and Eugenie (Dufour) Guglielmo, Jr. Thomas spent most of his life in Rehoboth and was educated at Dighton-Rehoboth High School, graduating in 1973, then went on to Bristol Community College. He was a construction worker most of his life, working for J. Fisk Construction Company in Seekonk, also Derby…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tully Sr., Stuart L.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Usher, James R.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Van Neste, Mary Regina (Lynch)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FALMOUTH —Mary Regina (Lynch) Van Neste passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, after a courageous 34 year battle with Scleroderma. Originally from New York, Mrs. Van Neste was a graduate of Notre Dame College, on Staten Island, and received a master's degree from Brooklyn College. A school teacher in New York City and Weymouth, she formerly lived in Milton for many years. Mrs. Van Neste's positive attitude helped her overcome many challenges. A…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vermette, Alice (Bouffard)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whitehead, Margaret L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WEST DENNIS —Margaret L. Whitehead, 74, born on Aug. 4, 1934, in Hyannis, and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1951. She then worked for 25 years as an employee of The Christmas Tree Shop in West Dennis. She was married to her husband, firefighter Paul E. Hallett Sr., for 31 years until his untimely death in 1983. Margaret then married Ralph Whitehead Sr. until his untimely death in 1991. She passed on Aug. 7, 2008, due to a short illness. She was a longtime resident of West Dennis for 56 years.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wright, William N.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                William N. Wright 1928 - 2008 WARREN - William N. Wright, 79, of Miller Drive passed away on August 13, 2008 in his home surrounded by family members. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ursula (Simon) Wright, four sons: David and his wife, Karen of Longview, TX, Douglas of Frenchtown, N.J., Rev. Thomas Wright, SMA of Rome, Italy, Stephen and his wife, Tracy of Southington, CT, five grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Brett, Allison and Mitchell, two sisters, Nancy Anderson of Gardner, MA and Jane…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Zisson, Stephen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adrienne Auerswald, Smith music professor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Agnes A. Spring

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alberto R. Mello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Althea (Woods) Follins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barry, Lisa Tsapatsaris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Beaudoin, Ernest H. "Bill"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bertram Nottingham, 89

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carroll, M. Louise

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Charlotte Fay Diver, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cormier, David J.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dunn, Thomas Frederick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Foster, Grace F. "Tish"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • George E. Letendre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hamel, Ronald J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Henderson Jr., Edward R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Henry P. Shea Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hilda Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • James Labbee, longtime civic volunteer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Demakis, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jones, Margaret M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph A. Leary, 95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph, Ralph P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kathleen T. Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kulesza, Helen B. (Demeule)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leary, Joseph A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Louise Koplow, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MacDonald, Helen L.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maria P. Amarello

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Martha Mand, loving wife, mother

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Y. Chiapputi

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nellie Agey, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parisella, Diane A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Piper, Jonathan M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard Kolosewicz, retired UMass machinist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert L. Plaisted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert LaRochelle, electrician, family man

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Leon Plaisted

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shanahan, Paul J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sybil Stafford

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