Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Massachusetts Obituaries 09/10/08

  • Allaire, Pauline B.

    • Andras, Frank E.

      Frank E. Andras 1913 - 2008 WESTFIELD - Frank E. Andras, 95, of Westfield died Saturday, September 6, 2008 in Noble Hospital. He was born in Westfield on June 6, 1913, to the late August S. and Mary L. (Oleksak) Andras. He graduated from Westfield High School and worked for the former First National Bank for forty-five years, retiring in 1975 as Operations Officer of BayBank. He was a WWII Army Purple Heart Veteran, serving in the European Theater. Frank was a member of the Slovak Gymnastics Union Sokal…

      • Ann M. Schroeder

        Ann M. (Bayer) Schroeder, age 86 years, of Taunton, MA, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Taunton Nursing Home after a period of failing health. She was the loving wife of Arthur Schroeder. Born Thursday, Jan. 19, 1922 in Norwood, MA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (McCaullife) Bayer. Ann was educated and lived in Norwood and for the past 23 years has lived in Taunton. She worked for 30 years at Factory Mutual Insurance Company and was a former member of the Norwood Eagles and a past…

        • Antonas, Helen

          and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Thursday 6-9 pm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Rd. Malden, MA 02148 or to the charity of one's choice.

          • Astrella Sr., Rocco D.

            Rocco D. Astrella, Sr., 88, of Auburn, formerly of Worcester, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, September 8, 2008, in his home. His wife, Mary (Genese) Astrella, passed away in 1987. Rocco is survived by his loving family, including his daughter Patricia Shea-Astrella of Auburn; two sons, Rocco Astrella, Jr. and his wife Bernadette of San Jose, California, and Joseph Astrella and his wife Elaine, with whom he lived; two brothers, James Astrella of Holden and Nicholas Astrella of…

            • Bachand, Edmond V.

              • Baletsa, George W.

                & friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Late proprietor of Morrison's Caf&eacut; in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the, , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions & obituary, please visit:

                • Bamber, Mozelle Gurley

                  Mozelle Gurley Bamber 1927-2008 MONETA, VA - Mozelle Gurley Bamber, 81 of Moneta passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born on Janaury 17, 1927 in Micro, NC, a daughter of the late Thomas Harold Gurley and Eudelle Corbett Gurley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bertram George Bamber. She was assistant librarian in Springfiled, Massachusetts Public School System and was a member of IOTA Master of OSF, Delta Kapta of ESA and Beta Sigma Phi. Surviving are…

                  • Barnes, William F.

                    William F. Barnes 1939 - 2008 GROTON - William F. Barnes, 73, of Fairway Drive, Groton, died at his residence on September 5, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Utica, NY, on November 5, 1939 son of the late James and Mary (Ferner), Barnes. He grew up in Utica, NY and was a graduate of St. Francis High School. Mr. Barnes belonged to the Congregation of Xaverian Brothers CFX, from 1952-1968. William received his BA Degree in Physics from Catholic University in Washington DC and his Master's Degree…

                    • Bartkus, Michael R.

                      hours are Thursday, September 11 from 6-8 PM in the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road-Building B, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. For directions and online condolence book please visit

                      • Battisti, Carmella A. (Lauria)

                        Carmella A. Battisti 1919 - 2008 WILBRAHAM - Carmella A. (Lauria) Battisti, 89, of Spring-field; passed away peacefully Monday, September 8, 2008 at Life Care Center of Wilbraham. Born August 28, 1919 in Thompsonville, CT; she was a daughter of the late Calogero and Calogera "Lillian" (Iantorno) Lauria. Carmella was a seamstress, drapery maker, with a passion for cooking. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Springfield and a member of the Mt. Carmel Women's Guild. She was…

                        • Berglind, Carl J.

                          Carl J. Berglind, 81, of Whitla Drive in Worcester, passed away, Tuesday, September 9, 2008, in Saint Vincent Hospital. His funeral will be held Friday, September 12, at 11 a.m. in Lakeview Congregational Church, 115 Coburn Avenue, Worcester, Calling hours will be held Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERLAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester.

                          • Bibeault, Michael T.

                            and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral service in the Living Waters Church, Route 1A, Norwood, on Friday at 10AM. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-8PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, WALPOLE.

                            • Bikos, Rena

                              may call at DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT, on Thursday from 4 until 8 PM. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Service at 10 AM in the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Lowell. Interment in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to Holy Trinity Church Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854. To send an online condolence or for directions please visit

                              • Birute B. Pranckevicius

                                Birute B. Pranckevicius died at her home in Taunton on Monday September 8th , 2008 after a period of failing health. She was 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Kostas Pranckevicius. Born in Lithuania she attended schools there and survived WWII and came to this country in 1948 and lived in Brockton and for the past 32 years has lived in Taunton. She worked at the Morton Hospital in Taunton in Housekeeping for several years before retiring. She loved gardening and crocheting. She loved children, and…

                                • Black, Edred A.

                                  Pastor Edred A. Black, 54, of 452 Southwest Cutoff, passed away Thursday, September 4th 2008 in the University of Massachusetts Hospital after a lengthy illness. Pastor Black is survived by his devoted wife of 29 years, Emma J. (Hubbard) Black; three sons: Edred Buchanan-Black in Rhode Island, Nicholas Black and his wife Marian and Steven Black; a daughter, Stephanie Black, all of Worcester; his mother, Pauline (Farmer) Henderson in Tallahassee, Florida; his grandmother, Emma Farmer in Florida; two sisters:…

                                  • Bleau, Clifford E.

                                    Clifford E. Bleau, 72, formerly of Worcester and Auburn, died Monday September 8th in the Lanessa Health Care Center. The Britton-Wallace Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with the arrangements, which are incomplete.

                                    • Bookman, Edward I.

                                      BOOKMAN, Edward I Of Delray Beach Fl., formerly of Everett on September 7. Beloved husband of Estelle (Ward) Bookman. Devoted father of Sharon Osgood and her husband George. Carole Miller and her husband Russell, Michael Bookman and his wife Rachelle. Dear brother of Cynthia Zeltzer and the late Ruth Ward. Edward was the loving grandfather of Eric, Adam, Stephanie, Andrew, Alyse, and Stephen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151…

                                      • Bradley, Paul J.

                                        and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell - Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., BEVERLY (North Beverly Location) on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Donations may be made in his memory to Beverly Bootstraps, 371 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at

                                        • Bridge, Dorothy E.

                                          BRIDGE, Dorothy E. In Revere, formerly of Chelsea, September 9th at 91 years. Daughter of the late William H. & Harriet J. (Warren) Bridge. Sister of the late Harriet J. "Hattie" Hickey, Robert D. Bridge, Ida H. "Dolly" Cappa, William H. Bridge, Jr. & Adelaide Sabbagh. Devoted aunt of Harriet J. Hamhoomis of Melrose, Gerard S. Alterio, Sr. of Wakefield and the late Evelyn A. Alterio, Dorothy A. McCarthy-DeLuca & James W. Hickey, Jr. Also lovingly survived by several…

                                          • Briss, Norman F.

                                            BRISS, Norman F. Entered into rest on September 8, 2008 of Hingham, formerly of Canton & Pawtuckaway Lake, NH, after a short illness. Beloved husband & best friend of Charlotte (Charles) Briss. Devoted father of Susan & Stephen Foley of CO and Nancy Briss & Marc Beaudette of N. Easton. Proud Papa of Andrew Charles Briss. Loving brother of Herbert Briss of Framingham and Marilyn Goldman of FL. Pal to Fred Goldman. Please smile when you think of Norman. He made his own little corner of the…

                                            • Bruno, Louis M.

                                              ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, MA 01810. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine's Church, 43 Essex St., Andover. In lieu of flowers, and in his memory, donations may be sent to the, . For directions to the funeral home, or to leave online condolences, please visit

                                              • Cimildoro, Maria

                                                CIMILDORO, Maria "Carmela" (Tozza), age 97, of Milton, Sept. 7. Beloved wife of the late Fioravanti. Devoted mother of Guiseppe of Stoughton, Faustino G. "Frankie" & Angelo G. Cimildoro, both of Milton. Survived by 10 loving grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Fri. morning at 9. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Thurs. 4 to 8PM. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be…

                                                • Cirelli, Emma V.

                                                  CIRELLI, Emma V. (Cabral) Of Bridgewater passed away peacefully on September 7. She was 90. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to the late George A. Cirelli, Sr. Devoted mother of George A. Cirelli, Jr. and his wife Ann M. of Plymouth, Robert F. Cirelli and his wife Barbara J. of Kingston, Carol A. Cirelli of Bridgewater, John J. (Jay) Cirelli and his wife Marie A. of Lakeville, and Michael P. Cirelli of Bridgewater. Proud Grandmother of Toni, Peter, David, Heather and Olivia Cirelli. Great-Grandmother of…

                                                  • Claffey, Stella Messina

                                                    Stella Messina Claffey 1931 - 2008 SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Stella M. Claffey, 77, of South Portland, ME, formerly of West Springfield, MA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her family. Stella was born on March 14, 1931, in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Messina. She met her husband, Francis J. Claffey, while working at G. Fox department store. Stella later worked at The Third National Bank in West Springfield, MA and then as a…

                                                    • Clark, George M. "Rebel"

                                                      George M. "Rebel" Clark, 83, of 50 Charlton Street in the Rochdale section of Leicester, died Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Parsons Hill Nursing Center after a long illness. He leaves his wife, Donna M. (Wood) Clark; a step-son, Wayne Snay of North Oxford; two step-daughters, Nancy Conlon of Worcester and Kathleen Thompson of Woodstock, Ct.; 5 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Clark was born on July 12, 1925 in Cullman, Alabama, son of George and Rosie…

                                                      • Comeau, Harold R.

                                                        • Conley, Walter J.

                                                          CONLEY, Walter J., In Woburn, September 7th, Walter J., beloved husband of Anne M. (Kearns) Conley. Devoted father of Nancy Conley, Elaine Pierce and her husband Michael of Newton, Jean Conley and her husband Stephen Tripoli of Sudbury and Joan Conley. Dear brother of Joseph Conley of Dorchester, Edward Conley of CA, Marion and Helen Conley of Dorchester and Grace Dunn of Westwood. Loving grandfather of Christopher and Cecilia Tripoli of Sudbury. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home,…

                                                          • Connolly, John P. "Buddy"

                                                            CONNOLLY, John, P. "Buddy" In Woburn September 9th, beloved husband of Mary "Pat" (Golden) Connolly. Devoted father of Mark J. Connolly of Haverhill and Anne Marie Paladino and her husband Stephen of Woburn. Dear brother of Joseph Connolly of S. Yarmouth, and Jean Roche of TN. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Keane. Funeral from Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., WOBURN, on Friday, September 12th at 11:15 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington St., East…

                                                            • Crowley Sr., William E.

                                                              William E. Crowley, Sr. EAST GRANBY, CT - William E. Crowley, Sr., 80, beloved husband of Rose (Sullivan) Crowley for 61 years, formerly of West Springfield, died September 5, 2008 at home. A funeral Mass will take place Friday at 10 am at Immaculate Conception Church followed by burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.,

                                                              • Cruz Jr., John

                                                                CRUZ, John "Bertie" Jr. of Dorchester, formerly of Wareham, Sept. 6, 2008. Devoted companion of Dorothy Britto. Beloved father of Faith Cruz of FL, John B. Cruz, III, Anthony Santio, Paul Pina and Pamela Lopes all of Boston. Brother of Winneford Holford, Richard Cruz and Daniel "Sonny" Cruz all of Boston, Wilford "FiFi" Cruz of Washington D.C., Walter Cruz of Wareham & Andrea Rose of Mattapoisett. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Predeceased by…

                                                                • Cruz Jr., John B.

                                                                  DORCHESTER —John B. Cruz Jr. popularly known as "Bertie" was born on May 31, 1919 to Caroline and John B. Cruz, Sr. in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Bertie obtained his early education in Wareham and thereafter pursued carpentry, drafting and engineering at Boston Trade School, Boston Hart Trade School and Franklin Institute. In 1948, Bertie established the John B. Cruz Construction Company, which later incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts in 1970. This earmarks the 60th year of successful…

                                                                  • Cuadrado, Keila Esthel

                                                                    invited. Interment Westlawn II Cemetery. Funeral Director Walter F. Bayliss, Jr.

                                                                    • Cutler, Marjorie

                                                                      : Services for Marjorie Cutler are private. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Stamford Volunteer Fire Dept. in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.,

                                                                      • D'Amico, Mark

                                                                        D'AMICO, Mark 49 of Plainville died August 28. Employed in the Insurance Industry as an account in Boston and New York. Son of Howard and Claire (Green) D'Amico. Loving brother of Cindy Shepard, Peter, Howard Jr. and Paul D'Amico and nieces and nephew: Laurie and Amy Shepard and Thomas and Lauren D'Amico. Mass will take place Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Anthony's Church, North Adams, Calling Hours are Friday 5-7 PM at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, Ma.

                                                                        • D'Amico, Mark H.

                                                                          : A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's of Padua Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA Home for Funerals, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St.,

                                                                          • Davidson Jr., N.F. "Frank"

                                                                            DAVIDSON, N.F "Frank" Jr. 80, of formerly of Boston, died Sunday, September 07, 2008 at the Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, FL. A celebration of Frank's life will be held 4:00PM, Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Baldwin Brothers Memorial Chapel, One North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. Friends may call from 3:00 PM until service time. Mr. Davidson was born September 21, 1927 in Boston, MA. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the US Navy. After his time in the service he joined the Boston…

                                                                            • DeGregorio, Florence

                                                                              and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday only 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Flo's memory may be made to the, , 9 Riverside Road, Weston 02493. Interment will in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Rocco, Carr, Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-Rocco

                                                                              • Demko Sr., Joseph G.

                                                                                ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea on Thursday, Sept 11, at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Son's Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Wednesday only from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire contributions…

                                                                                • Denholm, Janet K.

                                                                                  Janet K. Denholm, 83, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at the Christopher House. She leaves a nephew, Thomas B. Denholm, his wife Patricia J. Denholm, and two grandnephews, Ian and Evan Denholm. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte S. (Jolly) Denholm and was a graduate of Commerce High School. She worked for 40 years at Norton Co., retiring in 1984. Janet was a member of Greendale People's Church, 3F's Retirement Group, and Norton Alumni. A Memorial Service will be held at…

                                                                                  • DiGiovanni, Anna (Giliberti)

                                                                                    and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4 -8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Anna's name to Affinity Hospice, 14 Crosby Dr., Suite 103, Bedford, MA 01730. For directions, obituary and guestbook, Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Wilmington-Woburn

                                                                                    • Dillon, Violet M.

                                                                                      Violet M. Dillon lifelong resident of Lowell, 90 Lowell Violet M. (Lyman) "Madeline" Dillon, age 90, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, after a long illness at her home in Lowell surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Dillon. She was born in Lowell on September 1, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Regina (Dufoe) Lyman. Madeline was a lifelong resident of Lowell and a communicant of the former Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish and more recently, St. Margaret Parish.…

                                                                                      • Dresner, Libby

                                                                                        DRESNER, Libby of NY, formerly of Brookline and Brighton. Beloved daughter of the late Morris and Rachel (Babalsky) Dresner. Dear sister of Esther Strachman of NY and the late Louis Dresner and Syril Dresner. Cherished aunt of Cynthia & Dr. David Mittleman of Hollis Hills, NY and Kenneth & Margaret Strachman of Phoenix, AZ. Loving great aunt to her grand nieces and grand nephews. Graveside services at the Meretz Cemetery, Woburn on Thursday September 11 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances…

                                                                                        • Dudley, Oscar C.

                                                                                          Oscar C. Dudley SPRINGFIELD - Oscar Charles Dudley of Springfield, MA, departed this life on Friday, September 5, 2008. Born and educated in Flint, MI, he enlisted in U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Westover AFB he met and married his beloved wife Mildred A. Dudley. In addition to his Air Force career, he worked at Pratt & Whitney, Rafferty & Brown, and Baystate West. Oscar was a Prince Hall Mason of the 33rd Degree and served as Past Master of Sumner Lodge No. 5, District Deputy of The Third…

                                                                                          • Durand, Paul A.

                                                                                            Paul A. Durand 1939 - 2008 SOUTH HADLEY - Paul A. Durand died Monday, September 8, 2008 with his loving family by his side. Born in Holyoke on May 3, 1939, he was the son of the late Theodore and Theresa (Joyal) Durand. He grew up in Holyoke before moving to South Hadley where he lived for the past forty years. He served for six years in the Army National Guard. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in South Hadley. Paul worked for forty years for U.S. Tsubaki, formerly Acme Chain, before…

                                                                                            • Elias, Emma

                                                                                              ELIAS, Emma (Piel) of Lauderhill, FL formerly of Lawrence. Entered Eternal Rest September 9, 2008. Devoted wife of Anthony Martinez and the late Harry Elias. Beloved mother of Marshall & his wife Shelley Elias, Arlene & her husband Melvin Zaft and Beverly & her husband Robert Stearns. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan Weiner and Harrison Stearns. Dear sister of Rose Luciano,the late Abraham Piel, Robert Piel, Anna Cohen and Nathan Piel. Services at the Children of Abraham Cemetery, Beacon St.…

                                                                                              • Errico, Joseph J.

                                                                                                and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Burial in Calvary Cemetery in Woburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For online condolences visit

                                                                                                • Finkle, Alan

                                                                                                  FINKLE, Alan Of Arlington formerly of Newton on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. Beloved husband of Helen (Chamish). Devoted father of Jim Finkle of Medford and Amy Finkle of Arlington. Brother of Barbara Davis of FL and the late Evelyn Weinberg. Also survived by his cherished pets Brady and Spike. Services will be private. Remembrances in his memory may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

                                                                                                  • Finnerty, Peter M.

                                                                                                    FINNERTY, Peter M. in Hudson on Sept. 7, 2008, formerly of Stow & Somerville. Beloved husband of 43 yrs. of Jean M. (Murray) Finnerty. Loving father of David M. Finnerty & his wife Maureen of Dorchester, Marie E. DelRossi & her husband Greg of Melrose, Peter F. Finnerty & his wife Diana of London, England, and Kristine A. Finnerty of Dorchester. Also survived by 3 grandchildren: Tim & Katie Finnerty, & Mary Kristine DelRossi; 3 brothers: John Finnerty & wife Barbara of New Smyrna…

                                                                                                  • Francis R. Masse

                                                                                                    Mr. Francis R. Masse, of Taunton died unexpectedly Sunday, September 7 in Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston. He was the husband of Susan (Edenberg) Masse. He was born 54 years ago in Taun ton, the son of the late Francis N. and Edith (Knight) Masse. He was educated in Taunton and had been a lifelong city resident. Mr. Masse owned and operated Masse and Sons Construction Co. of Taunton. He enjoyed motorcycles, cars and home remodeling. In addition to his wife, he leaves: 3 sons: Jeremy, Scott and Eric…

                                                                                                    • Gill II, William T. "Bud"

                                                                                                      GILL, William T. "Bud" II, Beloved husband of Virginia (Graham) Gill. Dear Father of William T. Gill III and his wife Nancy of Sandwich, NH., and Christine Gill of Duxbury. Loving grandfather of William T. Gill IV, Pamela Gill Ventresca, Emily A. Colangelo, Rachel S. Colangelo, Sarah G. Colangelo and the late Leah C. Colangelo. Great grandfather of Matthew Ventresca. Brother of James S. Gill IV of Lake Ariel, PA., and the late Elizabeth Gill Lanigan of Milwaukee, WI. William was an architectural…

                                                                                                      • Giusti, Connie R. (Alfieri)

                                                                                                        • Gizara, William Anthony

                                                                                                          William Anthony Gizara formelry of Lowell, 69 Port Charlotte FL William Anthony Gizara, 69, of Port Charlotte Fl, died unexpectedly on August 29. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 15, 1939 son of the late Chester and Janina (Wocjik) Gizara, Polish immigrants who entered into the United States through Ellis Island. "Bill" grew up in N. Greenbush in the Wyantskill area of upstate NY. He was a graduate of Troy High School and Hudson Valley College. Bill later received his BS Degree in…

                                                                                                          • Gladys M. Sypher

                                                                                                            In Norton, September 8, 2008 Gladys M. (Spousta) Sypher died after a brief illness at the age of 82. She was the wife of the late Hugh Sypher. Gladys was the daughter of the late Ru dolph & Mary (Smith) Spousta. She formerly resided in Brock ton and recently lived at the Village at Willows Crossing in Mansfield. Gladys was educated in Taunton schools and graduated from Taunton High School. She was employed at the former Campello Cooperative Bank in Brockton as a mortgage specialist. Gladys was a former…

                                                                                                            • Goldstein, Bary A.

                                                                                                              Bary A. Goldstein, 55, of 5715 Jones Rd., St. Cloud, FL died on Sunday, Sept. 7th in Orlando Regional Healthcare Center in Orlando, FL. He leaves his mother, Alice (Kaditz) Goldstein of Worcester; a son, Tyson Goldstein; his loving companion, Sharon Zoller and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Goldstein and by his daughter, Nicole Goldstein. He lived in Worcester until moving to Florida three years ago. He bought and sold electronic equipment and he restored antique cars. Funeral…

                                                                                                              • Gorham, Kathleen

                                                                                                                and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday evening 4-8 p.m. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. 617-268-0092

                                                                                                                • Green, Thomas Edward

                                                                                                                  Thomas Edward Green formerly of Lowell New York City, NY Thomas Edward Green of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. passed away at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City on July 31, 2008. Born in Lowell, MA he was the son of Aloysius W. and Juliette K. Lavigueur Green. Mr. Green graduated from Keith Academy, Dartmouth College, UCLA and Long Island University. He worked for Braverman-Mirisch Corporation in Hollywood, CA and was CEO of Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. where he was a visionary leader, years…

                                                                                                                  • Guziejka, Marie Evelyn

                                                                                                                    may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUKET ST. at Fletcher from 10 to 12 NOON Thursday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the IMMACUALATE CONCEPTION CHURCH on Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette St. Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolence/directions at , Arrangements by Funeral Directors…

                                                                                                                    • Hahn, Elizabeth

                                                                                                                      HAHN, Elizabeth (Bette) Of Quincy passed away at home on September 8, 2008 at age 86. A well-known figure in South Shore real estate circles, she was affectionately regarded by a legion of associates and clients and cherished by family and a host of friends. Earlier she worked in Boston broadcasting and sold war bonds during the 1940s. Bette is survived by her husband Bill, sister Jo Caldwell of San Diego, daughters Pam of New Jersey, Amy of Martha's Vineyard and sons, William of Boston and Alan of…

                                                                                                                      • Hanson, Marian L.

                                                                                                                        Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 12 noon in the First Baptist Church with The Rev. David Crosby, Pastor officiating. Visiting hours will be at the church from 11 to 12 prior to the services. Interment will be on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the East Cemetery in Hollis, N.H. To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence or for more information visit,

                                                                                                                        • Hayes, John Erick

                                                                                                                          • Hayes, Nancy H.

                                                                                                                            and Friends also invited to the interment in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury at 3 pm. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm at Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Kingston. Donations in Nancy's memory may be made to the Duxbury Art Association, 189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332, or to the Historic Charleston Foundation, PO Box 1120, Charleston, SC 29402. Active and longtime member of Duxbury Art Association, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, Duxbury Garden Club, Duxbury Yacht Club, and the Historic…

                                                                                                                            • Heckman, Marjorie M. (Foster)

                                                                                                                              Marjorie M. (Foster) Heckman, 104, formerly of 116 East Main St., Westborough, died on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Her husband, Edwin E. Heckman died in 1967. She leaves a son, Edwin A. Heckman and his wife, Ann, of Bayonet Point, Florida; a daughter, Nancy Uhlman and her husband, Parker, of Westborough. She also leaves five grandchildren, Beth Weiser of Westminster, Keith Heckman of Plymouth, MA, Dennis Uhlman,…

                                                                                                                              • Henebry, Katherine M.

                                                                                                                                Katherine M. Henebry 1918-2008 WATERBURY, CT - Mrs. Katherine M. (O'Connor) Henebry, 90, died Monday, September 8 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Judge James F. Henebry. Mrs. Henebry was born February 27, 1918 in New York, NY daughter of the late Edward and Winifred (Neary) O'Connor. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's College in West Hartford and had taught at Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Norfolk Center School, and in later years at Notre Dame Academy. She was a communicant of…

                                                                                                                                • Hennessy, Edward F.

                                                                                                                                  & friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home Fri. Sept. 12, 6-8 PM. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fay may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA., 02472 or the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Flr, New York, N.Y., 10012. Late WWII Army Veteran. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood, 781-762-0174

                                                                                                                                  • Higgins, Juanita

                                                                                                                                    and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hrs Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Juanita's memory to the Susan G, , 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Funeral Home handicapped accessible. For directions and guest book please visit, Lehman & Reen Funeral Home Brighton 617 782 1000

                                                                                                                                    • Jakobowski, Nellie J.

                                                                                                                                      Nellie J. Jakobowski 1910-2008 WESTFIELD - Nellie Joanna "Aniela" Jakobowski, 98, died Sunday September 7, 2008 at home. She was born in Westfield on May 24, 1910 to the late John and Helena (Dziedzic) Jakobowski. Nellie was a lifelong resident of Westfield and was a graduate of Westfield High School, she also graduated from Mrs. Day's Business School. Nellie was an Executive Secretary in several businesses, particularly Precision Tool and Strathmore. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano,…

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                                                                                                                                        • Karnila, Wayne Charles

                                                                                                                                          Wayne Charles Karnila, 60, a/k/a Charles Wayne, passed away peacefully at his home in Worcester on September 8th. Formerly of Marlboro, where he was an artist, Wayne succumbed to disabilities he had lived with for the last 23 years. Wayne was pre-deceased by his father, Vincent Sr. Wayne leaves behind his loving family, wife Doris, mother Eunice Leary, brother Vincent Jr., brother-in-law Val Auger and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Wayne is also lovingly remembered by his friends and the many caregivers…

                                                                                                                                          • Kiely, Theresa A.

                                                                                                                                            and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Thursday from 4 to 7 P.M. On line guestbook at, . In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Theresa's memory to Stephen J. Kiely Scholarship Fund, c/o St. John's Preparatory School, 72 Spring St., Danvers, MA 01923.

                                                                                                                                            • King, Edward J.

                                                                                                                                              ADRIAN Ga. —Edward J. King, 68, of Adrian, Georgia passed away on August 20, 2008 at Georgia Medical College in Augusta, Georgia after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Betty Joyce (Edenfield) King, they were married 45 years. He was born in New Bedford, MA, a son of the late Alfred M. and Mary (Lister) King. He attended the New Bedford School system, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Eddie was an active sportsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and Nascar Racing. Survivors including his wife, a son Wesley…

                                                                                                                                              • King, Jerry T.

                                                                                                                                                & friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8. Late Navy Veteran ending his 22 year career as a Chief E9. Funeral Home is handicap accessible. Children's lounge available. Courtesy valet parking front entrance of funeral home. For complimentary transportation to & from the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. Ample off-St. parking w/attendant. Services will conclude with jerry being laid to rest with military honors in Holy Cross Cemetery For more info or to send an on-line…

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                                                                                                                                                  • Kozmiuk, Jeanette M.

                                                                                                                                                    Jeanette M. Kozmiuk 1932 - 2008 RUSSELL - Jeanette M. (Jacobs) Kozmiuk, 76, of Springfield died Monday, September 8, 2008 in Baystate Medical Center. She was born on May 15, 1932 in Westfield, daughter of the late Edward L. and Regina (Bolio) Jacobs. Jeanette lived in Russell, for over fifty years, moving to her sons home in Springfield, four years ago. She was employed as a clerk for Old Colony Envelope of many years. Jeanette was a member of the Russell Community Church, where she was a deacon and taught…

                                                                                                                                                    • Lacy, Thomas E.

                                                                                                                                                      Thomas E. Lacy formerly of Andover and Tewksbury, 72 Nashua, NH Thomas E. Lacy, age 72, a resident of Nashua, NH for the past six years, formerly of Andover and Tewksbury, died Saturday, September 6, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua. He was the loving husband of Eileen C. (Doyle) Lacy, with whom he celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on May 24th. Born in Gorman, Texas on August 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas Truett Lacy and Hattie Louise (Barry) Lacy. Tom was raised and…

                                                                                                                                                      • Larguinho, Maria Olinda

                                                                                                                                                        NEW BEDFORD —Maria Olinda (Pereira) Larguinho, age 75 years, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. She was the wife of Alfredo R. Larguinho of New Bedford. She was the mother of 3 daughters, Mary Lou wife of Fernando Medeiros of New Bedford, Fatima wife of Jose Brasil of Westport, Helena wife of Paul Viegas of New Bedford and 3 sons, Antonio Larguinho husband of Lidia of New Bedford, Jose Larguinho husband of Carol of East Freetown and David Larguinho husband of Carmen of…

                                                                                                                                                        • Lauzier, Shirley M.

                                                                                                                                                          Shirley M. Lauzier 1936 - 2008 SPRINGFIELD - Shirley M. (Baker) Lauzier, 72, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 in the presence of her loving family. Shirley was born in Ogdens-burg, NY on May 17, 1936 a daughter of the late Delford and Clara (Kirk) Baker. Shirley was educated in New York and settled in the Springfield Area in 1956 and has been a resident since. Primarily a homemaker, Shirley was employed in the home health care field for several years in the area. She was predeceased by her husband, Conrad…

                                                                                                                                                          • LeBlanc, Joseph A.

                                                                                                                                                            ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery (Route 175) in Holderness. Mayhew Funeral Homes in Plymouth and Meredith is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, please visit:

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                                                                                                                                                              • Lescard, Frances R.

                                                                                                                                                                may call at DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT, on Wednesday from 4 until 8 PM. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Kathryn's Church, Hudson, NH. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to the American Lung Association 61 Broadway, NY, NY 10006. To send an online condolence or for directions please visit

                                                                                                                                                                • Loftus, Jeanne S.

                                                                                                                                                                  Jeanne S. Loftus 1930 -2008 WESTFIELD - Jeanne S. Loftus, 78, a lifetime resident of Westfield, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Noble Hospital. Jeanne was born in Westfield on May 1, 1930, to a family of eight, daughter of the late Eleazur and Mabel (Kelsey) Sanville. She was predeceased by her husband Martin and seven brothers and sisters; Beaula Lafrenier, Ralph Sanville, Eileen McCartney, Mary Gove, Esther Markiewicz, Harold Sanville and Mildred Barlow. Jeanne was a graduate of the Holyoke…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Lund, Fred Bates

                                                                                                                                                                    LUND, Fred Bates A memorial service celebrating the life of Fred Bates Lund will be held on September 13th, 2 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Oxfam America, 226 Causeway Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02114.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Luther, William D.

                                                                                                                                                                      William D. Luther formerly of Lowell, 54 Amherst, NH William D. Luther, 54, resident of Amherst, NH, died September 9, 2008 at his home. He was born in Lowell, MA on October 11, 1953, a son of the late Richard C. & Mildred J. (Levasseur) Luther. Raised and educated in Lowell, MA, Mr. Luther was a resident of Amherst for the past 25 years. He was employed as a property maintenance manager for Unicco for 15 years. Mr. Luther was an avid outdoorsman, loved working in his yard, gardening, cutting and…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Mahoney, John "Jack"

                                                                                                                                                                        John "Jack" Mahoney of Lowell John "Jack" Mahoney life long resident of Lowell died Saturday Sept. 6, 2008. Visiting hours Wed. from 3 to 8:00 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral Thurs. at 10:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home with a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Church, 158 Mammoth Rd, Lowell. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to St. Rita's Church. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Marzinzik, Theodore

                                                                                                                                                                          MARZINZIK, Theodore A. Of Marshfield, Sept. 6, 87 years old, died at Radius Healthcare in Plymouth. Born in Boston, graduated from Dedham High School, a resident of the South Shore for many years. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Dunbar) Marzinzik. Dear father of Nancy Guilfoyle and her husband Paul of Marshfield, Robert Marzinzik and his wife Bernice of Hampton, N.H., John Marzinzik and his wife Diana of Eliot, ME., Linda Ruane and her husband Paul of Litchfield, SC. and the late Janet Barron. Also…

                                                                                                                                                                          • Masciocchi, Americo A.

                                                                                                                                                                            MASCIOCCHI, Americo A. Of Everett, on September 9. Funeral services & visiting hours on Thursday, September 11. For more info, Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617-569-0990

                                                                                                                                                                            • McCormack, Brian A.

                                                                                                                                                                              and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 11th from 4-8 P.M. Donations may be made in Brian's Memory to The Winchester Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box# 174, Winchester, MA 01890. Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Brian was educated in Winchester, graduating from Winchester High School in 1964. He resided in Winchester for 52 yrs, then resided in Stoneham for 10 yrs. He worked for his Father's family business at McCormack…

                                                                                                                                                                              • Mendys, Helen

                                                                                                                                                                                Helen Mendys, 90, died Monday, Sept. 8 at Autumn Village. Her husband Joseph T. Mendys died in 1977. Her son Jeffrey Mendys died in 1998. She leaves a son, Mitchell Mendys of New Hampshire; a daughter, Marsha A. Mendys of Worcester; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Frances M. Poirier and Beatrice Courtney also predeceased her. Helen was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Simon and Eva Janusauskas. She was a very spiritual person who loved the outdoors. Her love for nature…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael J. Picchi

                                                                                                                                                                                  In California, September 6, 2008, Michael Joseph Picchi, age 38, of Taunton, died in a car accident. Loving son of Charlotte (Dexter) Magazu and his stepfather Kevin of N. Dighton and his father R. Picchi of California. Loving brother of Kim (Picchi) Ridikas and her husband Brian of Norwood, and his nephew Paul Ridikas of Norwood. Loving grandson of Carmen and Burpee Dexter of Taunton. Devoted nephew of Myra Dexter of Taunton, Carolyn Hodge of N. Carolina, Elizabeth Dexter of Nova Scotia, Holly Mulvihill of…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Monkiewicz, Mary C.

                                                                                                                                                                                    and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 P.M. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to Maristhill Nursing Ctr., 66 Newton St. Waltham, MA 02453 would be appreciated. Stanton Funeral Service, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Moran, Lillian F.

                                                                                                                                                                                      and friends are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. Former member of the Jet Set, Irish American Society and recording Secretary and Cloral Group. Member of the Castle Island Assoc.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Murdock, James W.

                                                                                                                                                                                        MURDOCK, James W. of Lynn, unexpectedly, Aug. 31. Beloved son of Marilyn (Stanley) Maraia of Plaistow, NH and the late James F. Murdock. Brother of Kathleen F. Lowry of Lynn and the late Daniel S. Murdock. Also survived by 3 nephews, David Gugliotta, Daniel Murdock, and Paul Murdock, as well as 4 dearly beloved friends, Pat, Jean, Tony, and Mario. Family & Friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Pius V Church 215 Maple St. LYNN on Saturday at 12:00PM. Gifts in Jim's name may be…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nadeau, Linda J.

                                                                                                                                                                                          ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Arthur J. Scott Funeral Home, 298 South Broadway, Lawrence. A service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. Immediately following the service, the family has invited everyone back for a gathering at the Methuen VFW. For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nasto, George

                                                                                                                                                                                            George Nasto, 75, of Colonial Dr., died Tuesday, Sept. 9th, in the Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, after an illness. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Alexandria (Veshia) Nasto; a brother-in-law, Vasil Veshia and his wife Lois of Worcester; a niece, Jennifer and her husband Nicholas Hopley; a great nephew, Maxwell Hopley and a great niece, Julia Hopley. He was predeceased by a brother, Vasca Nasto and a sister Poliksena Lazarou and her husband, Ernest. He was born in Korce, Albania, the son of…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nichols, Mattie E.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mattie E. Nichols 1934-2008 HAMPDEN - Mattie E. (Gallagher) Nichols, 73, of Hampden, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her family on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at home. Born in Caribou, Maine and a long time resident of Hampden, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice (Macomber) Gallagher. Mattie was a retired employee of the Duc-Pac Corp of East Longmeadow. She had also worked part time as a town marketer for the Springfield Republican and also at RGIS Co., of West Springfield.…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Noble, Helen L. (Perry)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hours are Fri., Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, VNA Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, 01608. To place an on-line condolence, please visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Noble, Robert T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert T. Noble 1942 - 2008 SPRINGFIELD - Robert T. Noble, 66, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Baystate Medical Center. Born September 1, 1942, the son of the late Robert and Rita (O'Shea) Noble, he was a lifelong Springfield resident. Robert was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired pressman for the Springfield Newspaper and a communicant of Holy Cross Church. He is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann H. (Armata) Noble; a daughter, Trisha J. (Noble)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nolan, Katherine Eleanor

                                                                                                                                                                                                    and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Donations in Katherine's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • North, Gladys I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gladys I. North 1930-2008 MONSON - Gladys I. (Bridges) North, 78, of Wilbraham Road, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Palmer Healthcare Center. Born in Boston to the late Archibald and Mary (Joudrie) Bridges she has been a Monson resident since the 1950's. Gladys worked at Monson High School in the cafeteria for many years. She was a member of the First Church of Monson, Congregational and a member of the Hearts Willing at First Church. Gladys enjoyed gardening, traveling and camping. She also…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Norton, Sister M. Esther

                                                                                                                                                                                                      SISTER M. ESTHER (CONSTANCE) NORTON a Sister of Mercy for 60 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 9th, after a brief illness. A native of East Boston, MA, she was the daughter of William and Ellen (Denning) Norton. She was a dedicated teacher at Catholic elementary schools in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California. She was a teacher at St. Ann School in Gloucester, MA for 11 years. Family members include Claire Norton of East Boston, MA; Sister Denise Bourgeois of Manchester, NH; a niece, Ellen Hattan of TX; a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • O'Brien, Barbara A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        and friends invited. Interment St Joseph Cemetery. For directions and guestbook:, William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • O'Brien, Colleen M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Thursday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH in Tyngsboro at 10 o'clock. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences/Directions at .. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane. (978 or 866) 458-8768.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • O'Connell, William T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            William T. O'Connell of Haverhill, formerly of Lowell, 68 Haverhill William T. O'Connell, 68, of Haverhill, died peacefully at his home on Monday, September 8, 2008, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born and raised in Lowell, son of the late William and Marie (Trudeau) O'Connell, he graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1958 and attended Merrimack College. A member of the Pipefitters Local #537 since 1964, he was a graduate of the Pipefitters Apprentice Program and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • O'Neil, Arlene

                                                                                                                                                                                                              O'NEIL, Arlene Of Lynn, Sept. 4, age 60. Daughter of the late Edward and Virginia (Scalley) O'Neil. Loved and supported by the Bridgewell family, and leaves many friends and relatives. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 12:30 PM in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, LYNN. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Palazzolo, Katherine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8. In lieu of flowers donations in Katherine's memory may be made to the, , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. Interment Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Palermo, Theresa B. Avery

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Paul, Jean Lithgow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PAUL, Jean Lithgow The family mourns the death of their beloved mother and grandmother on September 7, 2008, in Westwood, Massachusetts, at age 89. Born on October 4, 1918, she was the daughter of Leslie and Kate Lithgow of New York City. She attended the Brearley School and Vassar College. In June 1940, she married Rev. James A. Paul, who took up the post of vicar (later rector) of The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York. After the untimely death of her husband in 1957, she raised her three…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Progen, William M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PROGEN, William M., of Acton, formerly of Gardner, Sept. 6, 2008. Beloved husband of 61 yrs. of Addie (Benson) Progen. Loving father of Ann Cancellieri & husband Daniel of Austin, TX, Deborah Richardson & husband J. Wayne of Boxborough, & the late Robert V. Progen. Brother of Waino Progen of GA. Also survived by grandchildren, Tina & Scott Cancellieri, Kevin, James & Mark Richardson, & Jessica Progen Gesner & Joshua Progen; & a great-granddaughter. Visiting Sat. Sept 13th…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Provencher, Adrian J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and friends are invited to attend the Funeral at 9 a.m. Thursday from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Citizens for Life, 529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129. For complete obituary, guest book and directions please visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Purnell, Antonia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Antonia Purnell 1945-2008 SPRINGFIELD - Antonia S. Dwyer Purnell deceased August 31, 2008 of natural causes. "Toni" Purnell worked for the City of Springfield and also as a professional photographer in the area. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennett L. Purnell, Delia FitzPatrick Dwyer, James K. Dwyer and her brother Jimbo Dwyer. She leaves behind two loving children, Kelleen U. Weed of Louisville, CO, Matthew K. Montagnon of Cleveland, OH and five siblings, Thomas Dwyer, Vicci Dwyer,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raifman, Alfred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RAIFMAN, Alfred of Stoneham formerly of Malden. Entered Eternal Rest September 9, 2008. Devoted husband of Bertha (Kessler). Beloved father of Stuart & his wife Wendy Raifman, Ellen & her husband Martin Cury and Faith & her husband Eric Van Dusen. Cherished grandfather of Kenneth & his wife Rachel Raifman, Johanna & her husband Harris Porter, Joshua Cury, Jesse, Harry and Bayley Van Dusen. Loving great grandfather of Sydney Raifman and Samuel Porter. Dear brother of Ruth…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ramondetta, Ann M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ann M. Ramondetta 1922-2008 HOLYOKE - Ann M. Ramondetta, 86, formerly of 211 Pine Street, died Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2008 at the Loomis House Nursing Center, after a long illness. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Joseph and Santina (Coridore) Ramondetta and was a 1939 graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. Ann was employed as head of the payroll department for the Waldbaums Food Mart chain of supermarkets until her retirement in the mid 1980's. Miss Ramondetta was a well…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Redding, Eileen J. (Williams)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Reinhold, Ralph D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ralph D. Reinhold, 85, of Worcester Rd. passed away, Sunday, Sept. 7, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife of 5 years, Yvonne (Price) Reinhold; 2 daughters, Linda Ditomasso of Charlton, Ruth Anderson and her husband Andy of Charlton; two sisters, Ruth Schwark and June Millard both of Michigan; five grandchildren, Bonnie Nieves, Jennifer McIntyre, Ralph "PJ" Reinhold, David Jenkins Jr, Natalie Jenkins; four great grandchildren; stepchildren, Diane Cornejo of NYC, Ronald…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rice, Gertrude

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gertrude Rice 1942-2008 OXFORD, MA- Gertrude (Fairbnks) Rice, 66, of Springfild and formerly of Monson, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008 in Sunbrige Sandalwood in Oxford, MA. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph A. Rice on June 15, 1997. A graveside service will be held on Monday September 15th at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield. There are no calling hours. Forastiere Funeral Home of Springfield entrusted with arrangements.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard, Brunhilde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Route 125) Haverhill. A period of visitation will precede the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the, , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robinson, Irene E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Irene E. Robinson of Wilmington Robinson, Irene E. (Hicks) of Wilmington, September 7th. Beloved wife of Donald E. Robinson Sr. Devoted mother of Michael and his wife Susan of East Kingston, NH, Donna Stanley and her husband of Everett of Sarasota, FL, David and his wife Michelle of Belmont, NH, the late Donald E. Robinson Jr. and Bryce Kirkland. Loving grandmother of Michael Stanley, Michelle Wright, Eric and Matthew Robinson. Loving great-grandmother of Makenzie Robinson, Jared and Connor Wright. Sister…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robinson, Linda H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 4-8pm. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For obit/ directions/ guestbook, McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Stoneham 781-438-0405

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Roule Sr., Clifford A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clifford A. Roule, Sr. 1942 2008 CHICOPEE Clifford A. "Cliff" Roule, Sr., 65, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee was Called Safely Home on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 from his home surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Holyoke on November 26, 1942, a beloved son of the late Clifford Roule and Lillian (Geanacopoulos) Roule. He was raised in Chicopee, graduated from Chicopee High School and received an associate's degree from Springfield Technical Community…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sardagnola, Paul F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Retired Worcester Fire Department Deputy Chief, Paul F. Sardagnola, 80, of Duxbury, MA and Delray Beach, Florida, passed away Monday, September 8th 2008 in St. Vincent Hospital after a brief illness. Paul is survived by his wife and devoted partner of 58 years, Norma F. (Perotto) Sardagnola; two cherished children, Paul A. Sardagnola and his wife Donna of Shrewsbury, Margaret A. Sardagnola and her husband Thomas W. McLaughlin of Boca Raton, FL; three adored grandchildren; Christine A. Polcino of Arlington,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Scarlett, Richard E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard E. Scarlett 1930-2008 WILBRAHAM - Richard E. Scarlett 78, of Wilbraham died September 7, 2008 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Lowell, MA the son of the late J. Alfred and Luella (Cork) Scarlett. A graduate of Boston University, he served in both the Army and Navy Reserves. He retired from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as Assistant Vice President for Life and Disability Claims. Richard was a Fellow of the Life Management Institute, Past President of the New England Claims…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Scavone, Charlotte P. Curran (Power)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Charlotte P. (Power) Curran Scavone, of Worcester, died Sunday, September 7th in the Life Care Center of Auburn. Her first husband, Robert T. Curran, died in 1977. Her second husband, James J. Scavone, died in 1990. She leaves a son, Jay B. Curran and his wife, Margaret of Duxbury; three daughters, Charlene Walsh and her husband, Peter of Vienna, VA and Falmouth, Roberta M. Tyburski and her husband, George of Charlton, and Bernadette Curran and her husband, Richard Bennett of Epping, NH; a brother, Robert…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shapiro, Michael J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael J. Shapiro formerly of Lowell, 59 Dupont, CO Michael J. Shapiro, 59, of Dupont, CO formerly of Lowell died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born, raised and educated in Lowell, Mr. Shapiro joined the Coast Guard. He served from 1969-1973 and was stationed in Vietnam during his enlistment. A resident of Colorado for the past 20 years, Mr. Shapiro worked in the Building-Construction Industry as a Millwright. Mr. Shapiro was the son…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shea, Eleanor Mary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eleanor Mary Shea 1930 - 2008 WILBRAHAM - Eleanor M. (McCaughey) Shea, 78, died Monday, September 8, 2008 at Baystate Medical Center. Eleanor was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 3, 1930 a daughter of the late John E. and Rita (Flanagan) McCaughey. Growing up in Springfield, Eleanor was a 1948 graduate of Cathedral High School later graduated from Bay Path College. She has been a Wilbraham resident since 1966 and raised her family here with her late husband, James Daniel Shea who died September 5, 1996. Eleanor…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sirois, Sister Marie-Paule

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Siwacki, Louise M. (Richardson)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Slocum, Mary (Keegan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary (Keegan) Slocum, age 91, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Cardigan Nursing Home, Scituate, on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Born on March 20, 1917 in Norwood, she was the daughter of Bernard Keegan and Mary (Flaherty) Keegan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Lewis Slocum, and the beloved mother of the late Norman B. Slocum. She is survived by her children, John Slocum and his wife Penny of Sutton, Paul and his wife Mildred of Mountaintop, PA, Mary E. Slocum and her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slocum, Mary K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SLOCUM, Mary K. (Keegan) September 6, formerly of Sutton, MA and recently a resident of the Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate, daughter of the late Bernard Keegan and Mary (Flaherty) Keegan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Lewis Slocum, and the beloved mother of the late Norman B. Slocum. She is survived by her children, John Slocum and his wife Penny of Sutton, Paul and his wife Mildred of Mountaintop, PA, Mary E. Slocum and her husband Antun Domic of Palo Alto CA, Philip Slocum of Groveton,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Snow, Dr. John C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., NEWTON Wednesday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Snow's memory may be made to the New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society, c/o "The Constantine Hionides Scholarship Fund", 9 Holyoke St., S-2, Somerville, MA 02144. Interment Newton Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stanton, Sister Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SISTER VIRGINIA STANTON, (formerly Sister M. Regis), 84, a Sister of Mercy for 64 years, died Monday, September 8, after a brief illness. A native of Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Benson) Stanton. Family members include Philip McLaughlin of Laconia, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Timothy McLaughlin of Hollis, and Mark McLaughlin of Nashua. Friends may call at the Warde Health Center, 21 Searles Road, Windham, New Hampshire, from 4 to 6 PM on Friday, Sept. 12th. A prayer service will…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thayer, Ellen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ellen Thayer 1915 - 2008 WARNER ROBINS, GA - Mrs. Ellen Thayer, 93, went home to be with her Lord September 8, 2008 from the Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry, GA. She was born January 7, 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Fred and Fanny Miller. A memorial home going celebration for family and friends will be held in the chapel at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematorium, 701 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, GA Friday, September 12, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. Beloved mother of daughters, Frances A.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thorn, Russell P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Russell P. Thorn, 61, died on Monday, September 8, 2008 at UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Campus in Worcester after a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his former wife Ellen Mae (Bassett) Thorn who died in 1997. He is survived by his loving daughter, Tammy Flaherty and her husband Kevin; their children, Michael, Allison, and Sarah Flaherty, all of Clinton; a sister, Karen Bertonazzi of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a niece Jillian Bertonazzi. Russell was born in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Trepanier, Alice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alice Trepanier of Littleton, 89 Littleton Alice (Stowell) Trepanier, 89, of Littleton, died on September 9, at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer after a brief illness. She was born in Lowell on March 2, 1919 daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Byne) Stowell and was the wife of the late Arthur Trepanier who died in 2003. She was educated in the Lowell School System and St. Patrick's School and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Tewksbury State Hospital. She was married to Arthur Trepanier for…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Trepanier, Alice (Stowell)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TREPANIER, Alice (Stowell) September 9. Wife of the late Arthur Trepanier. Mother of Lois Trepanier of Littleton and James and his wife Linda Trepanier of Lowell, 3 sisters Loretta O'Rourke of Nashua, NH, Anne and her husband Edward Golden of Lowell and Iren Newton of Lowell. She is also survived by a Granson Edward and his wife Susan Frederick of Pittsfield and a great grandson Jackson. She was also the sister of the late Katherine Lally and Rita F. Stowell. Funeral from the Badger Funeral Home , 347…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert W. Holmes Sr. of Milford, formerly of Dorchester, South Boston and Braintree, a veteran, died Aug. 30 at...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vaule Jr., Sven Alfred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VAULE, Sven Alfred, Jr. 73, of Brookline and Chatham, MA, died August 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital. A 1956 graduate of MIT, he grew up in Maine and Rhode Island, and worked for IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, before joining his father as a manufacturing consultant with Vaule & Company in Providence, RI In 1963. He and several partners acquired Jones & Vining, Inc., a shoe component manufacturing firm. He served as president of the company from 1975-1991, after which he continued as a board member.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Whitman, Estelle A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    : Services for Estelle A. Whitman, 80, 14 Summer St., Adams, who died Aug. 30, took place Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME. The Rev. William Wilson, pastor of the Stamford Community Church, officiated. Readings were given by Richard D. Whitman, son; by Julie Whitman and Laura Alicea, granddaughters; and by Nathaniel Whitman and Evan Whitman, grandsons. A eulogy on the reflections of Mrs. Whitman's life was given by Richard D. Whitman. Burial followed in Maple…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wood, Beatrice L. (Rowell)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beatrice L. (Rowell) Wood, 81, of Caroline St., died Saturday, September 6th in the Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, following a short illness. She leaves her three children, Darlene Kasmouski of North Ft. Myers, FL, Gary Wood of Hardwick, and Kenneth Wood of Worcester; seven grandchildren, and a great grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter Denise Wood in 1963 and by her son Nelson "Skip" Wood in 2005. She was born in Worcester and has lived in Auburn for more than 45 years. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Arlene O?Neil, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arline McDonald, 89, loved people, laughter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barry, Catherine E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Beatrice Randall

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bradley, Paul J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cora E. Mathews, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Demetrios, James

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Elizabeth Ann Borrelli, 82

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Elvezia Angelucci, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • George W. Baletsa, 62

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gertrude E. Peelle, 90, had family in area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Holmes, Antoinette C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • James Demetrios, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • James W. Murdock, 58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jeannette Rancourt, worked at Smith College

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Joyce Franklin, active at Riverside Industries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Judith M. Davis

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lorraine Pohle, 86

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margaret M. Bates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Michael J. Falasca, Sr., 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael J. Pasquale, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Morrissey Jr., Richard R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pauline B. Allaire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reynolds, Theresa E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard A. Gray, 67

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Crafts, a beloved family man

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert W. Crafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Svetaka services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Szczawinski, Kyle P.

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