Thursday, November 20, 2008

Massachusetts Obituaries 11/20/08




Alfieri, Frank T.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. A funeral service will be held also on Friday at 12 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker St., Lawrence. For directions and condolences please visit the online website and guestbook at



Barbara J. (Hewitt) Dusseault

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TAUNTON – Barbara J. (Hewitt) Dusseault, wife of Armand Dusseault, died on Nov. 18, 2008 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was 81. Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Harvey) Hewitt. A 1945 graduate of Taunton High School, she resided for many years in Attleboro, and later Plainville, subsequently moving back to Taunton. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Besides her husband, she leaves 5 daughters, Sandra Quaglia and her husband Lawrence of Attleboro, Judith Meyer of Destin, FL, Debra Croteau of Sandwich, Barbara Jo Park and her husband Kevin of Foxboro, and Kimberly Holt and her husband Edward of Rehoboth; a brother, Richard Hewitt and his wife Ann of Franklin; a sister, Jean Kullas and her husband Spike of Hyannis; 11 grandchildren, Michael-anne Wujcik, Stacy McArdle, Jessica Evans, Seth Meyer, Shawn Croteau, Karri Craig, Brandee Viens, Beau Viens and Luke, Blake and Casey Holt; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.  



Bickford, Joanne D.

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Blanchard Sr., Edward F.

WHITMAN Edward F. Eddie Blanchard, Sr., 80, beloved husband for 61 years to Beverly E. (Heddericg) Blanchard, died Tuesday, November 18th following a period of failing health. Born in Whitman, son of the late Walter and Edna (Smith) Blanchard, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He was a graduate of Whitman High School, Class of 1946 and a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science of Embalming, Class of 1971. He was a Sergeant 1st Class in the US Army serving overseas during the Korean War and earning a Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars for his service. Before entering the funeral business, he was a mechanic for many years at the former Randalls Gas Station in Whitman. He was a former member of the Whitman Kiwanis Club, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a former Whitman DPW Commissioner. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors from 1973 till 2006. In 1973 he and his wife Beverly founded the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Whitman and continued to operate the family owned funeral home with compassion and dignity until their retirement in 2006. He was kind and well respected by all who knew him. He will be truly missed. Eddie enjoyed fishing and working around his yard and home. In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by his son Edward F. Blanchard, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Groton, his daughter Jolene A. Tonello and her husband Robert of Whitman and his brother Walter W. Blanchard, Jr. of Plymouth. He was the proud grandfather of Jennifer Thielbar, Sarah Blanchard and Brian and Brittany Tonello. He is also survived by a niece and nephew. He was the brother of the late Paul M. Blanchard. His services will be held Saturday, November 22nd at 1 PM in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street, (Rt. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Private burial will be held following cremation. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours to be held Friday, November 21st from 3-7 PM. Donations in his name may be made to the Whitman Food Pantry, C/O Holy Ghost Church, 518 Washington Street, Whitman, MA 02382 or to the Queen Anne Nursing Home, 50 Recreation Park Dr., Hingham, MA 02043. For online condolences and directions, please visit



Boucher, Raymond J.

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Carlson, William

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Colbert, Walter T.

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Colombosian, Alice Amboian

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be celebrated in St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, 110 Main St., Haverhill, Saturday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be held in the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Myeloproliferative Foundation (MPD), 233 South Wacker Dr., Suite 375, Chicago, IL 60606 or to The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, P.O. Box 8069, Ward Hill, MA 01865. For directions or to send online condolences please visit



Connolly, Ralph A.

SAGAMORE BEACH Ralph A. Connolly, 58, of Sagamore Beach formerly of Plymouth. Suddenly at home November 18. Son of the late John and Madeline (Rose) Connolly. Brother of Judy Gillis of Plymouth and Joanne Altman of Greensboro, NC. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Born in Boston he graduated from Braintree High School, Georgetown University, and Suffolk University Law School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam Era. Prior to his illness he enjoyed golf, hunting and was active in high school sports and was the time keeper at Plymouth South for basketball games. Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home 619 State Rd, (Rte 3A) Plymouth, Manomet Friday November 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM with a memorial service at 6:00 PM. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 1617, Waltham, MA 02254-1617. For on-line condolences



Corliss T. Van Horn

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Cowan, Aimee Therese (Alcarez)

Aimee Therese (Alcarez) Cowan, 33, died November 19, 2008 after a long struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of five years, John W. "Will" Cowan; her two children: John Xavier Francis and Mathilde Lucy Marie Cowan, both at home; her parents, Theodore F. and A. Gail (McCauley) Alcarez of Grafton; one brother; Theodore F. Alcarez III of Hoboken NJ; seven sisters: Maryagnes Reilly and her husband Joseph of Worcester, Margaret Sanders and her husband Gregory of Wichita KS, Elizabeth Boronczyk and her husband Anthony of Franklin, Catherine Skidd and her husband William of Norwalk CT, Johanna DiVerdi and her husband Matthew of Fitchburg, Gail E. O'Donnell and her husband Christopher of W. Hartford CT, Sarah Alcarez of Grafton and many nieces and nephews. Aimee was born April 23, 1975 in Boston, raised in Hingham and had lived in Grafton, Somerville and recently in Franklin. She was a graduate of The Montrose School in Medfield, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Nashua, NH and Tufts University in Medford. She held Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Literature and was currently pursuing her Doctorate in Medieval Literature. Aimee was a professor of English at Tufts University and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister possessing the wonderful qualities of faith, patience and generosity even throughout her illness. Memorial donations may be made to The Cowan Children's Education Fund, c/o The Alcarez Family, 5 Hilltop St., N. Grafton, MA 01536. Funeral & Calling Hours A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Aimee Saturday, November 22nd at 10 am in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 17 Waterville St. in North Grafton. She will then be laid to rest in St. Philips Cemetery on Millbury St. in Grafton. All are invited to calling hours in The Roney Funeral Home North Chapel, 152 Worcester St. ( Rt. 140 & 122) in North Grafton, Friday, November 21st from 4 to 8 pm. A condolence book may be signed and directions are available at:



Cringan, William J.

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Crosby, Rita

RYE BROOK, N.Y. —Rita Crosby, a longtime resident of Lexington, Mass., and South Orleans, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the King Street Home in Rye Brook. A vibrant woman and loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was born on Feb. 28, 1913, to Thomas Tierney and Ellen O'Keefe of Watertown, Mass. One of seven siblings, she attended Boston area schools and received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University. After teaching biology for several years at Erie (Pa.) College, she returned to the Boston area, where she taught physical education for more than 30 years before retiring from the Waltham public school system in 1979. In December 1947, she married her beloved husband, the late John F. Crosby, who passed away in August of 2007, on Cape Cod. She is survived by her daughter, Rita, and son-in-law, James Cain, of Larchmont; granddaughters, Meaghan Cain, a graduate student living in New York City, and Mollie Cain, an undergraduate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.; her sole surviving sibling, Muriel Healy of Arlington, Mass.; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Barbara Crosby of Arlington, Mass., and Helen Crosby of Spokane, Wash.; and two nieces, Helen Biggs of Spokane and Maureen Love of Seeley Lake, Mont. Friends may call at the John J. Fox Funeral Home, 2080 Post Road, in Larchmont, from 9 to 10 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 22. A funeral Mass will be held the same day at 11 a.m. at the Sts. John and Paul Church, 280 Weaver St., in Larchmont. A private burial will take place on Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Forman School, 12 Norfolk Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.



D'Amico, Edward R.

Edward R. D'Amico, 89, of Shrewsbury died peacefully Wednesday November 19, 2008 in St Vincent Hospital. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. is assisting the family with arrangements.



Dadmun, John A.

John A. Dadmun LOUISVILLE, KY John A. Dadmun, age 52, formerly of Quincy, died November 9, 2008, after a long illness. He was the loving brother of Carolyn Coutsonikas of Quincy and Patty Dadmun of South Boston. John graduated from North Quincy High School and the University of Mass in Boston. He taught English as a Second Language at local colleges and prisons. Late in 1995 he moved to Louisville, KY, where he taught ESL in Oldham and Jefferson County before retiring in 2004. In addition to his two sisters, he leaves his good friends Hazel, Berta and Kara. He was a friend of Bill W. since 1980. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 136 Rawson Rd., Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the ESL program at the Wollaston Lutheran Church, Asian American Services Assoc., 550 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02170.



Daigle, I. Marie

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Dargan-Salvucci, Anne

BRIGHTON Anne ( Brady) Dargan-Salvucci of Brighton, November 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Dargan(1969) and Ted Salvucci (1996). Mother of Anne Marie La Puma of Weymouth, Karen Dargan of Holliston, Thomas and Patricia Dargan of Mashpee, Kevin and Maidy Dargan of Marshfield, Geralyn and Kevin Mc Shane of Canton, Patricia Dargan of Brighton.Grandmother of Tommy, Kelly, Lindsey and Brendan Dargan, Matthew and Megan McShane, Kerri and Adam Wallace, Jaime and Michael Warren, and the late Michael La Puma. Great-grandmother of James Thomas Warren. Sister of William and the late Beatrice and Patrick Brady. Cousin of Mary Kay Brady. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home, 35 Henshaw Street, (behind Police Station) BRIGHTON Saturday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Columbkilles Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-8 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Annes name to Rosies Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 would be appreciated. Funeral Home is accessible to all. Sullivan Funeral Home Brighton, MA 617-782-2100



DiBari, Anna M.

MARSHFIELD Anna M. (Sarapina) DiBari, of Marshfield, formerly of Newport Richey, FL. died November 17 at her home. Wife of the late Luigi DiBari. Daughter of the late Peter and Veronica (Raila) Sarapina. Mother of Maureen Desantis and her husband Joseph of Marshfield, Joann Carney and her husband Wayne of North Carolina, Lorraine Eaton and her husband Robert of Mashpee and Anthony DeBari and his wife Kathrine of Pembroke. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, 3 sisters Nellie, Stella and Mary, 1 brother John, the late Ida and Vincent. Anna enjoyed being a grand foster parent for many children in need. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11:30 am in the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., (Rte 139), Marshfield. A visiting hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the service on Friday. Contributions in Annas memory may be made to Marshfield Community Christmas, P.O. Box 713, Marshfield, MA, 02050. For online guestbook and directions, please visit us at our website,



Dielendick, Maria S.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 a.m., from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 in St. Patrick's Church, So. Groveland. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, Nov. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Condolences to her family may be made at



Doris Gladys Johnson, 82

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Dragomani, Leo A.

hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough ( A Funeral Mass will be held on Sat. Nov. 22, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Alzhiemer' s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.



Egerton Sr., Phillip G.

WEYMOUTH Phillip G. Egerton, Sr., age 53, by accident, on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Phillip was born and raised in Weymouth. Mr. Egerton worked at Mount Hope Cemetery in Weymouth in addition to owning and operating Marphil Landscape Company. Devoted father of Phillip G., Jr. of Whitman. Beloved son of Gilbert Egerton of Weymouth and the late Doris Egerton. Beloved brother of Bruce Egerton of Weymouth and Gail Lemke of Fort Worth, Texas. Longtime companion of Marion A. Garner of Plymouth. Best friend of Michael Hurley of East Bridgewater. Former husband of Irene Egerton of Whitman. Memorial visiting hours at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth Landing on Saturday, November 22 from 2-4 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial is private.



Elmer Johnson

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Elvena A. Blank

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Finn, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Finn HULL Joseph A. Finn, age 40, of Naples, FL, formerly of Hull, November 14, 2008. Husband of Maureen (Esarey) Finn. Beloved son of Frances A. Finn of Hull and the late Edward Noble Finn. Brother of Edward Noble Finn, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Naples, FL and Patrick Michael Finn of Hull. Grandson of the late Joseph Alfred and Bridget Cormier and John and Barbara Finn. Beloved nephew of Doris and Earl Small of Okeechobee, FL, Eleanor and Daniel Foley of Bellingham and the late Evelyn and Daniel Baxter. Joseph attended Archbishop Williams High School and graduated from Hull High in 1985, where he played hockey. He worked as a bartender at Charley's Saloon in the South Shore Plaza, Bentley's in Quincy, Merriman's Wharf and Tin City in Naples, FL. He was an avid sports fan. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM, Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in St. Ann's Church, Hull at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Friday, 4-8 p.m. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



Flanagan, Joseph

WHITMAN Joseph Flanagan of Whitman, formerly of Hull died Friday November 14, 2008 at his home in Whitman after a lengthy illness. He was 73. He was born in Boston. He worked as a carpenter and a former machinist at the Quincy Ship Yard. He is a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Marines. He is survived by his nephew Alexander J. Flanagan of Louisiana, three nieces Susan Nowokunski of Dover, NH, Dorothy Lekkas of Braintree, and Gabrielle Flanagan of Quincy. Also survived by 27 great nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home 760 Washington St., WHITMAN, on Friday November 21 from 5-7:30 pm, followed by a service at 7:30 pm in the Funeral Home. Interment at a later date at Hull Village Cemetery. Many thanks to the Staff of the V.A. Medical Center in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VAMC, attn: Voluntary Service 135, 150 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions or to sign the guest book please visit us at



Flynn, Thomas Paul

SOUTH YARMOUTH —Thomas Paul Flynn, born in Worchester in 1933, died Nov. 16, 2008, at Mary McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, after a brief illness. Tom attended South High School, where he graduated in 1952 with best friend Robert Sullivan. They both went on to join the Coast Guard, where Tom served on three different cutters from 1952-1956, as well as one year in the Philippines, where he was stationed at Loran Station. He then moved to Yarmouth to join the U.S. Postal Service. After his retirement, he followed his passion of golf at Bass River golf course, working and playing on the course. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn A. Flynn; four children, Jacki-Lee of Yarmouth, Beth-Ann of Boston, Garrett and wife, Betsy, of Richmond, Va., and Thomas J. and wife, Dolly, of Reading; and five grandchildren, Courtney, Kara, Jeff, Kaytlyn, and Sam. Funeral procession will form at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Morris &O'Connor Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Duffy Health Center, 105 Park St., Hyannis, MA 02601.



Ford, Edward C.

SANDWICH Edward C. Ford, 66, of Sandwich, died suddenly on Saturday, November 15, 2008. Born and raised in Hingham, he moved to Sandwich in 1973. He was a welder for Bethlehem Steel and a lifelong diesel and truck mechanic. He enjoyed working on his trucks, NASCAR, golfing, fishing and all sports. He loved Sandy Neck and the Canal. He was a member of the Hingham Coachman Club. He loved his family and is survived by his children: Christine (Raymond) Tourville of Sandwich, Joanne (Ted) Bousfield of Sandwich, Deborah (Larry) Phillips of Forestdale and Edward (Christen) Ford, Jr. of Sagamore Beach. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren: Matt, Teddy, Corey, Patrick, Jamie, Samantha, Zachary, Ray and Lindsey, a sister Linda Whiting of Halifax and 2 nieces. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of Memorial Service at 1 p.m., Saturday at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Rt. 6A, Sandwich. Private Burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Sandwich Fire & Rescue. www.nickersonbourne



Francis A. Rees

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Frankel, Rose (Friedson)

Rose (Friedson) Frankel, 95, of Andover, formerly of Leominster, died on Tuesday morning at Lawrence General Hospital. Mrs. Frankel was born, raised, and educated in Gardner. She was also a graduate of Fitchburg State College. She owned and operated Frankel's, a ladies apparel store in Leominster for many years, before retiring in 1972. She was a former member of Hadassah, Leominster Chamber of Commerce and Cong. Agudas Achim. She was the wife of the late Milton Frankel. Mrs. Frankel is survived by her daughter, Elaine & her husband Paul Driben of Andover; her grandchildren: Dana Driben-Difiore & her husband Ernest Difiore and David Driben, her great grandchildren, Sam and Olivia Difiore, and special nieces: Naomi Zack and Sally Wallet Frankel. She was also the sister of the late Gladys Zack, Morris Friedson and Ruth Blaisdell. Arrangements: Services at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover on Friday, November 21 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Leicester. Memorial week will be private. In lieu of flowers; expressions of sympathy may be donated to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA. 02115. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden.



Freeland, Dorothy M. (Johnson)

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Freeland, 95, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in the Lutheran Healthcare Center, formerly the Lutheran Home of Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederic J. Freeland, who died in 1999 after 60 years of marriage. She leaves a daughter, Marilyn E. Hildick, of Holden; two grandchildren: Beth A. Stark and her husband, Kevin, Brent A. Hildick and his wife, Jayne plus seven great-grandchildren: Devin, Emily, Laura, Ethan and Abigail Hildick and Connor and Alyssa Stark. She was predeceased by a brother, Helge W. Johnson of Worcester. Dorothy was born in Worcester, daughter of John and Alfrida (Enander) Johnson. She was educated in the Worcester Public Schools and graduated early from Commerce High School as she had completed her studies and had a job at the Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company. She became the main support of her family during the Great Depression instead of attending Worcester Normal School to become a teacher. She worked part-time at Astra Pharmaceutical Company and later in the Nursing Office at the Memorial Hospital for many years. Dorothy was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and as a homemaker an excellent cook and baker and an accomplished seamstress, knitter and crocheter. She was an avid crossword puzzle solver. Dorothy was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran and very devoted to her faith. Dorothy resided at the Lutheran Home for many years in the rest home and later in the nursing home. During all the years, she received loving and skilled care from the staff. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2008 in the nave of Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester. Burial will be in the All Faiths Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln Street, Worcester on Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Endowment Fund, Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester, MA 01609; or to the Lutheran Healthcare Staff Appreciation Fund, 26 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or to Evercare Hospice, 950 Winter Street, Suite 4830, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions and on-line condolences, please visit: Nordgren



Freeman Sr., John D.

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Freeman, Russell E.

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Freeman Sr., John D.

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Freller, Yvette A.

HARWICH —Yvette A. Freller, 58, of Harwich, formerly of Provincetown, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday morning, Nov 15. 2008. Born in Provincetown on Dec. 11, 1949, she was the daughter of Ethel (Williams) Roderick and the late Irving Roderick. In 1974, while studying art in Linz, Austria, she met her future husband, Otto Freller. She and Otto were married on June 13, 1975. They returned to Provincetown in 1976, eventually moving to Harwich in 1994. At the time of her death, she was employed as a medical receptionist for Dr. Robert Lytle in Hyannis. Although she enjoyed her active life, it was her family that gave her the most pleasure. She was especially proud of Joshua and Evan Hurley, her two grandsons who lived nearby. Besides her husband, mother and grandsons, she is survived by her two daughters, Tanya Hurley and Allison Freller, both of Harwich; twin sister, Yvonne Roderick-Oda of Kaysville, Utah; paternal grandmother, Mary P. Roderick of Provincetown; niece, Kara Agresta of Salt Lake City, Utah; and nephew, Seth Alexander of Broken Arrow, Okla. She will also be missed by her loving in-laws, the Freller family in Hörsching, Austria. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at 11 a.m., followed by burial in St. Peter the Apostle Cemetery. Visiting hours at the Gately-McHoul Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown, are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 6:30 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, 25 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA 02657, or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor Brookline, MA 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services.



Garrett, Ethel L.

MARSHFIELD Ethel L. (Werking) Garrett, age 92, of Marshfield, formerly of Woodsboro (Creagerstown), Maryland, died Monday, November 17, 2008. Ethel was the beloved wife and married for 61 years to the late Robert William Garrett. She was the loving mother of Robert W. and his wife, Katherine A. of Scituate. Loving grandmother of Catherine W. Johnson of Woburn, Robert G. Garrett of Plymouth, and John P. Garrett of Scituate. Great-grandmother of John P. Garrett, Jr. whom she adored. She also leaves several nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Garrett worked 25 years for the federal government at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD, and retired as Chief Executive Secretary to the Administrator of the Dept. of HEW in Rockville, MD. She and her late husband were residents of Frederick for 68 years before moving to Marshfield. Ethel was a faithful and longtime member of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ in Frederick, and, after moving to Marshfield, continued to be an active member of the UCC in Norwell. She loved oil painting, playing the piano, cooking for her family, having dinner with her many friends, and dancing with her late husband. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, 460 Main St., Norwell, MA. Visiting hours will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rte. 123, near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center. Interment Couch Memorial Cemetery, Marshfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Deacons Fund at the United Church of Christ in Norwell. For an online guestbook, please visit: McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200 Since 1820



Geddry, Hilda G.

Hilda G. Geddry SCITUATE Hilda G. (Glove ) Geddry, 87, most recently of The Arbors of Greenfield and Buckley Healthcare Center, peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Hilda will be fondly and cherished for her kindness, positive attitude and generosity of spirit. Hilda was born in Boston, MA in 1921 to Michael and Amelia Glove, two Italian immigrants who met in Boston's "North End" after separately coming to America. At the age of 7, her family moved to Arlington. Hilda graduated from Arlington High School in 1929. A good heard for figures landed her a wartime position at the Watertown Arsenal, where she worked for her future father-in-law. After the war, she met his son George Geddry and they were married in 1948. George and Hilda shared their lives together for 51 years, through happy times and difficulties. In 1952, they had a daughter, Linda (Geddry) Slattery, who resides in Greenfield, MA. Throughout the '50's, they lived in Cambridge, MA and Falls Church, VA. In 1960, they settled in Scituate, MA. After her daughter had grown, Hilda resumed working part time for various business offices. Her husband George predeceased Hilda in 1999. Her sister and best friend Ann, who was married to Thomas Geddry, one of George's brothers, predeceased Hilda in 2002. A terrific Italian cook , Hilda often showed her love through her cooking for others, always ready to offer anyone who dropped in a tasty meal or snack from her kitchen, or at least a treat from her ever full candy dish. Throughout her life, Hilda's love extended to the various pets her life; parakeets, dogs and cats were fortunate to be loved and spoiled by her. Hilda also delighted in feeding her outdoor animals as well-birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and even wild turkeys and raccoons. Hilda was a loving and caring soul, throughout all the stages of her life. She was caretaker to both her father and mother during their later years, moving them in with her husband and Linda. She cared for both her husband and her sister Ann during their illnesses and final days. Her faith and positive attitude always gave her a quiet strength, even throughout her own health struggles in her later years. Hilda leaves her family and many friends whose lives she touched and are all the better for having known her. This includes her daughter Linda (Geddry) Slattery and her son-in-law, Ken Slattery of Greenfield, who were blessed to have Hilda relocate to the Arbors in 2007, where she spent, as she said, one of the best years of her life. Hilda knew the value of friendship and cherished her friends. She sends her love to her friends from Scituate, especially her very dear friend, Marie. Although she knew them for far less time, Hilda came to love many people at the Arbors, and is grateful for their care and friendship. She especially wishes to lovingly remember her dear friend and companion, Dick. Besides her daughter Linda and son-in-law Ken, Hilda leaves her nephew and "adopted son" David Geddry, son of Thomas and Ann Geddry of Rockland, MA, his daughter Samantha, her nephew Tommy Geddry and niece Marilyn Geddry of Somerville, MA and her nephews Lee and Steve Geddry. She also leaves her granddaughter, Colleen Slattery of Holyoke, her granddaughter, Jennifer Slattery of Stamford, CT and her little pride and joy, her great-granddaughter, Gianna (Gigi) Cardillo. Arrangements will be private at the request of Hilda and her family. Sympathy messages may be delivered via the internet at



George E. McLaughlin

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Goddess, Matthew

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Green, Jack J.

QUINCY Jack Joseph Green, of Quincy, died peacefully in his home on November 16, 2008, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Joyce (Carter) Green of Quincy. Devoted father of Sharron and her husband Chip Cargo of Maryland, Stephen Green and his companion Donna Barresi of Quincy, Lisa Marie and her husband Charlie Delaney of New Hampshire, Sean Green and his wife Heather Mae of Quincy, Lisa Aprille of Quincy, and the late Linda Aprille. Cherished grandfather of Connor Green, Renee Delaney and Tyler and Dalton Cargo. Also survived by one sister. Loving uncle of Joyce, Colleen and Ryan Melchione. Jack has been a resident of Quincy for 35 years. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1959. He served in the United States Army. Jack was a carpenter, supervisor and licensed builder for C.B. Construction Co. Inc and was very passionate about his job. He took great pride in completing all of his projects and woodworkings. He also loved Nascar, cooking on the grill, drag racing during his youth, and attending lobster luncheons on the Spirit of Boston with his wife, Joyce. Jack loved his cat Sparky and spending quality time with his baby grandson Connor. His family describes him as a loving, patient, humorous and gentle man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial visitation in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Saturday from 1 - 3 PM. A Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 PM. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10005. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



Greene, Malcolm L.

BROCKTON Malcolm L. Greene, 90 years, of Brockton, died Nov. 16, 2008. He was the husband for 70 years of Beatrice L. (Cobbett) Greene. Born, raised and educated in Brockton, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Lucy M. (White) Greene. During World War II, he had been employed by the Quincy Shipyard as a shipfitter, employed at Catholic Charities in Brockton and for over 30 years was a self-employed home improvement contractor in the South Shore area. He was a man who had a great sense of humor, enjoyed volunteering to drive the blind to doctors appointments, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Malcolm Jr., Daniel and his wife Kathy and Janice Fitzgerald and her husband Charlie; seven grandchildren, Sharon Cleveland, Valerie Flanagan, Michelle, Brian and Katharine Greene, Shawn and Ryan Fitzgerald; nine great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; his sister, Madeline Cunningham; and a former daughter-in law, Roberta Greene. He was the father of the late Timothy Greene and brother of the late Beatrice, Joseph Jr. and Gordon Greene. Funeral service in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Burial in Melrose Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Donations in Malcolms name may be made to Catholic Charities, 686 North Main St., Brockton, MA 02301. For condolences and directions,



Habron, Mary Louise

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Heger, Robert A.

Centerville Robert A. Heger, 70, of Centerville, formerly of Randolph, MA, died peacefully at home, Sunday, November 16th after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. A retired Randolph Fire Dept. Deputy Chief, he is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Anneliese, and five children, Dennis Heger of Quincy, Caroline Cooney of Abington, Diane Gill of Raynham, Jeffrey Heger of Hanover, and Kim Connor of Lakeville; sons and daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; 10 sisters and 6 brothers. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Rte. 134, South Dennis, MA 02660 or the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center, 27 Park Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.



Hennegan, Barbara M.

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Hilda G. Geddry

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Holewa, Winifred K. "Winnie" (Markuski)

Winifred K. "Winnie" (Markuski) Holewa, 83, of Dudley, died Tuesday, November 18, in Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. She leaves her husband of 63 years, Edwin E. Holewa; a daughter, Edwina E. Holewa of Dudley; a son, Joseph E. Holewa and his wife Judy of Charlton; four grandchildren, Michelle of Dudley, William Borowski and his wife Maria of Millbury, and Laura and Colleen Holewa of Dudley; two great grandchildren, Gianna and Michael Borowski; two step grandchildren, Caitlin and Brian Kiley; a sister, Sophie Desmarais of Fabyan, CT; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Peter Markoska, Victor Markuski and Chester Niecielski. She was born and raised in Fabyan, CT, daughter of Anthony and Katherine (Niecielski) Markuski. She attended Tourtellotte Memorial High School in North Grosvenordale, CT. She moved to Dudley when she married in 1945. Mrs. Holewa was an inspector in the packing room at Bates Shoe Company in Webster for many years before she retired. She was a communicant of Saint Andrew Bobola Church and a weekly adorer at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Webster. She also enjoyed attending the Monday night novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at St. Louis Church in Webster. Among her interests were British comedies and classical rock music. She excelled at cooking. The funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster, with a Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Andrew Bobola Church, 54 West Main St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster. A calling period will be from 9:15 to l0:15 AM Saturday, Nov. 22, in the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to either Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, or to St. Andrew Bobola Church, 54 West Main St., PO Box 98, Dudley, MA 0l57l-0098.



Holmen, Erik J.

WEYMOUTH Erik J. Holmen, 56, of Weymouth, passed away peacefully in his sleep November 19, 2008. He was born in Belmont, and was the younger of two sons born to the late Peder J. and Florence (Pearson) Holmen. He was raised in Weymouth, and graduated Weymouth High School, class of 1970, and received an Associates degree in Business Administration from Quincy Junior College. A longtime Mason, Erik was a member of Rural Lodge. He was also a longtime member of the Viking Club, and an avid N.E. sports fan, especially the Red Sox. Devoted brother of Algot H. Holmen and his wife, Barbara of Pembroke, he is also survived by his nephews Lennon Holmen of Marshfield, and Brodie Holmen of Plymouth, and his great niece Stephanie Holmen of Marshfield. His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center, with the Rev. William C. Harding, Pastor of Bethany Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the start of the service, beginning at 12 noon, with a Masonic Service taking place at 12:30. Hamel, Wickens & Troupe



Hopkins, James C.

James C. Hopkins, 71, of Westborough, died on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare- Memorial Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of Irene (Sullivan) Hopkins. Calling hours at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough, are Friday, November 21, from 4 to 8 P.M. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's newspaper.



Housman, Alfred E.

Alfred E. Housman Loveland, OH Alfred E. Housman, of Loveland, Ohio, formerly of Hingham, died on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Diana Housman and loving father of David (Katherine) Housman and Allison Housman. Grandfather of Reeves and Anya Housman. Brother of Richard Housman, the late Phillip Housman and the late Robert Housman. Mr. Housman was a native of Hingham where he was an Eagle Scout and co-captain of the Hingham High School football team, earning All-State honors as well as serving as Vice President of his 1961 senior class. He graduated with a degree in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University in 1965. Mr. Housman worked as a Senior Sales Manager for Hoechst Celanese Corporation for many years. Friends may visit at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham on Friday from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 147 North St., Hingham Square at 10 a.m., followed by Interment in the Hingham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, 131 N. High St., Suite 605, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For directions and online guestbook, please visit



Hurley, Edward F.

MIDDLEBORO —Edward F. Hurley, 82, of Middleboro, formerly of Randolph, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth. He was the husband of the late Pauline (McGuire) Hurley; father of Susan Hurley of E. Sandwich, Michael Hurley and his wife, Joy, of Kingston and Tom Hurley and his wife, Teresa, of Sandwich; brother of William Hurley of Salem, N.H., Paul Hurley of Fort Meyers, Fla., and the late Joseph Hurley and the late Margaret Grace. He was also survived by four granddaughters. Mr. Hurley served in the Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a retired autobody teacher at the Blue Hills Vocational High School in Canton. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Funeral from the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., Route 106, Kingston, on Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, Kingston, at 11 a.m. Interment is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 1:15 p.m. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, log onto



I. Marie Daigle, 83

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James DeLano, 87, WWII Army veteran

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Jessie B. Young

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John J. Maslanka

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John P. Annunziato

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In Taunton, November 18, 2008 John P. died suddenly at the age of 83.  He was the husband of Constance (Frappier) Annunziato. John has resided all of his life in Taunton. He was born in Providence, R.I. to his late parents Michaelangelo & Angelina (Greco) Annunziato.  He was educated in Taunton schools, graduated from Coyle High School and later attended U.R.I. and Mass Radio.  John enjoyed his children and grandchildren.  Besides his wife Constance, John leaves his children Edward J. Annunziato & his wife Mary of Taunton, Paul Annuziato & his wife Linda of Mendon, Carol A. Annunziato of Taunton, Jeffrey P. Annunziato of Taunton and Mark A. Annunziato & his wife Raissa of Yonkers, N.Y.  His grandchildren Kate & Emily Annuziato of Mendon, Theodore & Eliza Annunziato of Mendon.  His siblings Elaine Oldfield of Raynham, Reverend Michael Annunziato SS.CC. of Fairhaven, the late Reverend Armando Annunziato and Amalio Annunziato.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Andrew’s Church the former St. Josephs Church in Taunton on Sat., Nov. 22nd at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours prior to the Mass from 9:30-10:30am.  in the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St. in Taunton. Interment in the family lot in St. Francis Cemetery in Taunton. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the charity of ones choice.  Visit our website  HYPERLINK "" to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions.



Johnson, Ann M.

ROCKLAND Ann M. Johnson, 46, died Tuesday, November 11th in her Rockland home, surrounded by her friends after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Boston she was the daughter of the late Donald Sr. and Marie (Hagan) Johnson. She was raised in Randolph and a graduate of Randolph High School. She went on to graduate from Massasoit Community College in 2004 as a Registered Nurse, and worked for four years at New England Sinai Hospital. Her caring spirit made her a wonderful nurse and she truly loved her job. She was a resident of Rockland for the last four years. She enjoyed riding with her boyfriend on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and loved going to the beach with her greatest friend Mary. She is survived by her dear friend Mary Mitchell of Abington, her boyfriend Dana Richards of Worcester, her uncle James Hagan of Quincy, her three aunts Pat Zinc and her husband Mike of SC, Carole Judge and her husband Paul of MD, and Ruth Fleming of NC, her brother Donald Johnson, Jr. of Randolph. She is also survived by several cousins. She was the sister of the late Michael Johnson. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held Saturday November 22nd at 11AM in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel Plymouth Street (Rt. 58 at the rotary) Whitman. Donations may be made in her name to the Mass General Hospital Thoracic Oncology Quality Of Life Fund, c/o The Developmental Office, 100 Charles River Plaza Boston, MA 02114. For online condolences and directions please visit



Johnson, William R.

QUINCY William R. Johnson of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, November 19, 2008. Beloved husband of 48 years to Dorothea (Howell) Johnson. Loving father of Paula & husband Paul Shortell of Sudbury and Amy & husband Hubie McDonough of Bedford, NH. "Grandpa J" to Samantha, Carly & Conor. "Papa" to Hayley, Ryan, Luke & Jack. Brother of Doris Johnson of Dorchester. Bill worked as a lineman /installer for N. E. Telephone for 39 years, retiring in 1985. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of President's Golf Course in Quincy. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Saturday at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours Friday 4- 8 PM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



Johnson Sr., George Harold

George Harold Johnson, Sr., was released from his pain when he passed the morning of October 29, 2008, on his late wife, Jane J. (Krakowski) Johnson's birthday. Born 6/21/25 in Shrewsbury, MA, a WWII Marine Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, he worked at the E.W. Parks Co., until he retired. He leaves his eldest son, Walter F. Johnson and his wife Sheila, and their children, Brian, Kari and Alex Johnson, his son, George H. Johnson, Jr. of Worcester, son David R. Johnson and his wife Susan, and their children, Michael and Alyssa Johnson of Dudley, his daughter, Cat Johnson and her fiancee' Daniel Mastromatteo of Auburn, and a granddaughter, Cassandra Mateiko of W.Brookfield. George enjoyed time to himself and fishing. He will be missed and always loved. A Memorial Service will be held in the Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main St., Worcester on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM.



Keith, Ruth Colegrove (DuBose)

SOUTH ORLEANS — Ruth Colegrove (DuBose) Keith, 88, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2008, after a brief illness, surrounded by family and devoted caregivers at Rosewood Manor. She was the daughter of the late Wright T. and Ethel B. Colegrove and wife of the late Thomas Dubose and Paul Keith. Ruth grew up in Burlington, Vt., where she graduated from Burlington High School in 1938. She played the saxophone in the school band and played basketball. After graduation, she attended Burlington Business College and later became employed by the Howard National Bank in Burlington. In 1944, she met and married Lt. Thomas Dubose of Milwaukee, Wis., who served in World War II as a Navy pilot. He was killed in a plane crash over Africa six months after their marriage. Ruth then moved to Boston, where she joined the American Red Cross. She was stationed at Chelsea Naval Hospital until the end of the war. In 1948, she went to work for American Airlines. It was then she met and married Paul Keith of Brockton. Paul had just returned from the Pacific, having served as a Marine. They settled in Brockton/Bridgewater and had four daughters. Paul died just 12 years after their marriage, at which time Ruth took necessary steps to educate herself in order to manage the two family-owned insurance agencies. In 1969, having sold the insurance businesses, Ruth moved to Cape Cod with her children, and was hired by the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. She worked in many capacities there until her retirement in 2002. A devoted mother and grandmother, she also loved to be with her animals and music. Early inclinations as a saxophone player in the BHS Band, to later accomplishments with the piano, Ruth used music as a natural expression of patriotism, vitality and companionship when a piano was nearby. Classical, pop and big band music came easily to her fingertips, made all the better by close friends and family at the keyboard. Her steadfast nature, and a need to be independent the majority of her years, she could always be counted on to be a mainstay at any gathering with her quick wit as well as her dry and measured remarks, which were still appreciated in her last days. She was a true Colegrove from Vermont, as she lived by her creed: "Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." Vermont roots notwithstanding, she was very proud of her Keith heritage. She is survived by four daughters, Louisa Keith MacPherson of Harwich, Cynthia Keith Sutphin of Harwich, Sarah Keith Verfaillie of Texas and Maine, and Susanna Keith of Maine; 10 loving grandchildren, Carolyn, Timothy, Keith and Anna Clark, Sadie, Cordelia, and Mirabai Verfaillie, Malaney, Colin and Paul Cassano; a sister, Edith C. Noyes of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Animal Rescue League, Route 6A, Brewster MA 02631. Nickerson Funeral Home 508-255-0259



Kelleher, James E.

James E. Kelleher MARSHFIELD James E. Kelleher, formerly of Mattapan, of Marshfield, passed away at South Shore Hospital November 17. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Yakimowsky) and devoted father of Paul F. of So. Boston, James A. of Marshfield, Lois J. and Lynn A. both of Mattapan, John S. of WI and Judith A. Kelleher of Abington. He was the loving grandfather of James J., Emily J., and Christopher Kelleher and brother of the late Mary Church, John, William and Margaret Kelleher. A Funeral Mass will be at St. Agatha Church, Milton Friday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours will be at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Thurs. 4 to 8 PM. He retired from the MBTA after 35 years service and was a WWII Navy veteran. He was a former parishioner of St. Johns, Roxbury and St. Angelas, Mattapan. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38103. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200



Kelliher, Anne

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King, Alice E.

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King, Alice Evelyn

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Labdon Sr., Robert A.

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Lane, William A.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. As requested there will be no visiting hours. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Bill's memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01943. For online condolences, please visit out website and online guestbook at



Lichatz, Virginia L. (Gibbs)

Virginia L. (Gibbs) Wysocki Lichatz, 75, of Dudley, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, after an illness. Her husband, Fredric J. Lichatz, died in 1983. She leaves 3 daughters: Janice L. McGuirk and her husband James of Worcester, Robin A. Laferriere and Donna C. Christian and her husband Mark, all of Dudley; a brother, Martin L. Nieski of Woodstock, CT; 9 grandchildren; a special nephew, Jay Lowell and his wife Nancy and their 2 children. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Nieszcewski and her sister, Helen Lowell. She was born in Springfield and lived in Dudley most of her life. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1951. Mrs. Lichatz was a postal clerk at the Nichols College Post Office and was still working until recently. Previously, she owned and operated E-Z Auto Driving School from 1975 to 1990. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Dudley. She was a member and current president of the Ladies Benevolent Society at the church. She was a member of the Dudley Grange #163 where she served as lecturer for many years. She also enjoyed being an usher at the church. She looked forward to her frequent trips to Nantucket. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 22, in the First Congregational Church, 135 Center Road. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made to either the Ladies Benevolent Society, First Congregational Church, 135 Center Road, Dudley, MA 01571, or to the New England Organ Bank, 1 Gateway Center, Suite 202, Newton, MA 02458, or to UMass/Memorial Hospice, 640 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 0l605. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster.



Lisi, Enrico "Rick"

SOUTH YARMOUTH —Enrico "Rick" Lisi, 87, longtime resident of South Yarmouth, and formerly of Deep River and Glastonbury, Conn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Cape Cod Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Eva J. (Petersen) Lisi for 34 years. Rick was also the husband of the late Jessie (Furdin) Lisi. Born in Deep River to John and Lena Lisi on Sept. 27, 1921, Rick was raised in New York City and graduated from Haaren High School in 1939. He also attended the College of Aeronautics and the University of Hartford. Rick enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he served as a flight engineer with the Eleventh Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1945 and was very proud to have served his country. Rick was a co-owner of the Deep River Printers for several years before joining the Experimental Engineering Department of Pratt &Whitney Aircraft in 1956 from which he retired in 1983. In 1984, he and his wife Eva relocated to South Yarmouth. A past master of Trinity Lodge of Masons in Deep River, Rick was a member of Howard Lodge in South Yarmouth, the VFW, The Air Force Association, the Bass River Rod and Gun Club. An avid golfer and bowler, he maintained his sharp mind and quick wit throughout his entire life and was muli-talented in many areas. He truly loved his family. While living in Deep River, Rick was a member of the Deep River Congregational Church and upon moving to Glastonbury, became a member of the Wapping Community Church in South Windsor. After relocating to South Yarmouth, Rick joined the Federated Church of Hyannis. Besides his devoted wife Eva, he leaves his children: son, Richard Lisi and his wife Brenda of Fairfax Station, Va.; daughter, Donna Galuardi and her husband Tom of Killingworth, Conn.; four grandchildren, Bethany Lisi, Kristen Lisi, Nicholas Galuardi and his wife Kristin, and Alison Galuardi; brother, Albert Lisi of New York City; sister, Elvira Scagnelli of Wallingford, Conn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Deep River Congregational Church, with burial to follow in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Deep River, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 100 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, or Animal League of Boston, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631. Swan Funeral Home of Old Saybrook is in charge of arrangements.



Lundberg M.D., Robert N.

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MacMajor, Stephen J.

Stephen J. MacMajor, 90, formerly of Cambridge Street in Worcester, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Calling hours will be Saturday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Worcester. Mass at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.



Madigan, John K.

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Mahoney, Philip W.

Philip W. Mahoney, 40, of 76 Goodfellow Drive., died Tuesday, Nov.11, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 101 in Milford, N.H. He leaves his wife of 8 years, Nicole T. (L'Ecuyer) Mahoney and their two daughters, Mary E. and Elizabeth J. Mahoney; his mother and father, Philip J., and Winifred (Hopkins) Mahoney Jr., all of Fitchburg; two brothers, Timothy J. and David J. Mahoney, both of Somerville, Ma.; his father in law, George D. L'Ecuyer of Fitchburg and his brother in law, Matthew L'Ecuyer of Manchester, N.H.; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Mr. Mahoney was employed by the Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston as an Analyst and had previously worked for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in the same capacity for many years. He was a 1986 graduate of St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School; a 1990 graduate of Middlebury College, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English; a 1994 graduate of Boston College, earning a Master of Arts Degree in Irish Literature and Culture and was a 2002 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning a Master of Business Degree from the college's Isenberg School of Business Management. As in his education, he had a yearning for literature and could read a book a day. He loved to cook and entertain with his wife for family and friends and was a Political enthusiast. He was born in Concord, Ma., on July 13, 1968, and lived here in Fitchburg most of his life. His Funeral was held on Saturday, Nov. 15, from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, 240 Water St., Fitchburg. Interment will be at a later date in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours at the Funeral Home were 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov.14. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard's Elementary School, 254 Summer St., Fitchburg, Ma. 01420 or may be left at the Funeral Home. For further information see



Marion Kaplan, 96

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Marshall, Gloria A.

CANTON Gloria A. ( Smith) Marshall, of Canton, unexpectedly, November 18, 2008. Age 78. Beloved wife of Robert L. Marshall Sr.. Loving mother of Robert L. Marshall Jr. and his wife Dawne of Quincy, Janet M. Lawastch and her husband Robert of Braintree, Thomas W. Marshall and his late wife Joan, Judith A. Salvucci and her husband Richard, and William J. Marshall, all of Quincy. Sister of Geraldine Padial of N.Y. and Gordon Smith of Braintree. Loving grandmother of Andrea and Kate Marshall, Carlyn and Allison Lawatsch, TJ, Patrick and Ronan Marshall, Joseph, Richard, Robert and Emily Salvucci. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 PM at the Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home, 210 Sherman St., Canton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday in St. Gerard Majella Church, Washington St., Canton at 9:00 AM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Gloria A. Marshall Art Scholarship Fund and sent to the Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home 781-828-2929



Mathieu, Ernest L. "Ernie"

Ernest L. "Ernie" Mathieu, 87, of Worcester, a proud World War II, U.S. Army Veteran passed away peacefully Tuesday, November, 18th 2008 in his home. Ernie's beloved wife of 60 years, Doris L. (Quarelli) Mathieu passed away June 14th. Ernie is survived by his three devoted children; Joan D. Smolen and her husband Joseph of Dudley, Carol A. Gendron and her husband David of Shrewsbury, Bruce E. Mathieu and his wife Georgiana of Worcester; six cherished grandchildren Lynne, Jeff, Jennifer, Craig, Daniel and Nicole; A sister, Lorraine Oldakowski of Greenville, R.I.; Many nieces and nephews. Ernie was born in Worcester; his parents were the late Ernest L. Mathieu, Sr. and Alice (Dufault) Mathieu. He went to school in Worcester and joined the U.S. Army during World War II. Ernie served his country with distinction in the South Pacific as a landing craft operator delivering assaulting troops under fire to the many beachheads that they were invading during three major battles. He has lived in Worcester all his life. Ernie began his working career at the Felters Co. but left and spent the majority of it as a route salesman for Bond Bread Co. and later at Coghlin Electric Co. prior to retiring. Ernie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and a member and past commander of the West Boylston, VFW Post 6907. Ernie, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend will be forever remembered for his dedication to his family and his sense of humor. Ernie loved to travel, work in his yard and especially enjoyed his younger grandchildren Danny and Nicole. The funeral will be held Friday, November 21st from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. with a mass at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Friday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Central Massachusetts Veterans, 60 Grove St. Worcester, MA 01608.



Morris, Edward G.

TUCSON, AZ Edward G. Morris, a longtime South Shore resident, passed away September 23, 2008 in Tucson , Arizona. He was 79 years of age. He is survived by his son Edward of Tucson, his brothers Robert of Weymouth and William of Island Park, New York, his stepgrandson Akseli Pitkanen of Jaali, Finland and many cousins, nieces and nephews throughout New England and beyond. Born in 1928 at Harley Hospital in Dorchester, he was the son of Edward R . and Gladys E. (Miller) Morris of South Boston. He was the grandson of State Senator Edward G. Morris, two time Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from Quincy. Mr. Morris attended the Quincy Public Schools and graduated from North Quincy High School, where he was a member of the school chorus , in 1947. Two months after his graduation he accepted a job with the Boston Insurance Company, where he became Supervisor of the Tabulating Division. Concurrently he attended classes nights at the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance. In 1950 Mr. Morris married his high school sweetheart Margaret Sipola. They remained together until Margaret's death in 1989. In 1951 duty called Edward Morris and he responded, serving his country with honor in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. During his two years of service, Corporal Morris was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Upon discharge Mr . Morris served his country an additional seven years at Ft. Devens in the U.S. Army Reserve. To honor his service to America, in 1999 Mr. Morris was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen. In 1967 Morris accepted a position as a systems analyst at the First National Bank of Boston. Before retiring from the Bank in 1998, this graduate of North Quincy High School rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Vice President in the information systems and services division of the regions oldest, largest and most prestigious financial institution. In 1972 Morris also became a licensed real estate broker and was affiliated for several years with the Miller Real Estate agency in Weymouth. An avid golfer, Morris competed for years alongside his partner Craig Harrington in the First National Bank employees league and in several other invitational events. Upon retirement, Morris traveled extensively, often with his son, throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario, as well as to California and Florida. In 1996, after residing in the Idlewell section of Weymouth for over 42 years, Morris relocated from the South Shore to Sturbridge and then to Tucson, where he has lived in the Foothills and Copper Crest communities. In his later years, Morris become an accomplished watercolor artist and was often seen at sporting events supporting his son's alma mater, the University of Southern California, as well as the Colorado Rockies. Funeral rites were celebrated in Tucson by Father James Moore, O.P. Mr . Morris is interned at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy. All family and friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made in Edward's memory to the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 21 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446.



Munck Jr., Albert R.

Albert R. Munck, Jr. 62, died unexpectedly at home November 17, 2008. He leaves his wife of forty years, Jeanne; his son, Robert and his girlfriend Kim Slagle; his daughter, Heather and her husband Louis Raddi; two grandsons: Ethan and Brandan Raddi; his mother, Eleanor and two sisters: Linda Munck and Jayne Scholl and several other family members. Funeral Service will be Sunday at 2:00 PM at Christ Church, Route 44 & 169, Pomfret, CT.



Nichols Sr., George N. "Nick"

George N. "Nick" Nichols, Sr. 73, of H. Putnam Rd., died at home on Wednesday, November 19th. He leaves his wife of 45 years Margaret J. Nichols; 1 son George N. Nichols Jr.; 5 daughters Penny Tenney, Wanda Lambert, Margaret Uless, Georgeanna Leclaire and Christine Aubin; 1 special granddaughter Shannon Aubin and 12 other grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and his beloved pet princess. He also leaves behind a very special couple Richard and Marilyn Geldart of Grafton. He lived in Worcester all of his life until he moved in with his daughter and son in law Christine and Don Aubin. Mr. Nichols was a sheet metal grinder for various companies in the Worcester area. George's favorite pastime was fishing and playing cards. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the family's discretion. Memorial contributions may be mailed to Southbridge Savings Bank Main St. Charlton, MA 01507. Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home 12 Hammond St. Worcester is directing arrangements. For an online guestbook please visit



Noyes Jr., Clifford W.

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Pappas, Helen M. (Karcasinas)

Helen M. (Karcasinas) Pappas, 87, of Holden, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18th in the St. Francis Home. Her husband, Dr. George N. Pappas predeceased her in 1992. She leaves her sister, Corrine Ballos of Greece; her brother-in-law, Dennis Dionis of Boylston; her sister-in-law, Frances Karcasinas of Worcester; several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers, George, Peter and Eddie Karcasinas and three sisters, Clara Dionis, Catherine Kanaracus and Elsie Karcasinas. Mrs. Pappas was born in Worcester and was a graduate of the former High School of Commerce. She had spent all her life in the restaurant business, first working in the family business, then as the co-owner of the Crossroads Restaurant in West Boylston and finally as the owner of the Elm Restaurant on Park Avenue in Worcester until 1993. Funeral services and burial are private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Poor and Needy Fund, 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609. O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, is directing arrangements. "Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend to man."



Paquin, Jeffrey M.

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Plasse, Rose A. (Jalbert)

Rose A (Jalbert) Plasse, 102, formerly of Clark St, died peacefully November 19 in Oakwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She is predeceased by her husband Wilfred Plasse and first husband Joseph Gauthier. She leaves her care givers Norman and Doris Brothers and several nieces and nephews. She was born in Webster, the daughter of Ernest and Alphonsine (Daviau) Jalbert. She worked as a Drawing In for 31 Years at the Westwood Textile in Southbridge retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, 16 East Main St., Webster. Burial will follow in Sacred Cemetery, Webster. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church C/O rectory 18 East Main St. or St. Anne's school PO. Box 818 both Webster, MA 01570.



Quinlan Jr., Arthur W.

OVIEDO, Fla. — Arthur W. Quinlan Jr., age 78, of Oviedo, passed away Nov. 18, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Natick, Mass., he graduated from Dover High School and attended Boston College. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a retired lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police. He lived in Massachusetts for 60 years, including 22 years in Dennis, before moving to Florida, where he and his beloved wife, Nancy, spent the last 18 years. Arthur lived a complete and productive life, and his biggest love was family. He and Nancy Ives Quinlan were married 53 years, and they enjoyed foliage trips across various states with their four daughters, Anne Smith of Tomball, Texas, Joan DeMattos of Harwich, Sally Quinlan of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Jane Babineau of Oviedo, Fla. One of his life's highlights was a long-anticipated journey to his homeland, Ireland. He also is survived by brothers, Thomas Quinlan of Peabody, Mass., John Quinlan of Dover, Mass., and Paul Quinlan of Natick, Mass. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur W. Quinlan Sr. and Margaret Everett Quinlan, and by a sister, Mary Martha Cheyne. He was a devoted, beloved "Buppa" to six grandchildren, who absolutely adored him, Christine Smith, Jackie Smith and Jenny Smith of Tomball, and Keith Bisgounis, Derek Bisgounis and Luke Babineau of Oviedo. In his folded chair, he was a fixture at all his grandchildren's sporting events. Arthur was a member of the Catholic church. He was an avid tennis player and a huge sports fan, his allegiance displayed by the "B" on his license plate. The Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics were dear to his heart. He was always in the center of things, never met a stranger, and relished making others laugh and smile. A memorial celebration of his life will be held in Florida today, Nov. 20. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Arrangements were by the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo.



Rev. John H. Snow

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Robert Fredette

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 6:20 PM - Staff reports

Robert  Fredette, 60 years died suddenly at his Silver St, home on Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2008.  Born in South Weymouth he had been a resident of Taunton for the past 10 years.  He is the loving  husband of Carol  Fredette, of Taunton.  Robert enjoyed music, photography, watching movies and was known as a man of faith.  Bob is a dear friend of the staff  of the Community Counselling of Bristol County.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday at 12 Noon in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, (Route 138 South) Taunton. Visiting hour will be from 11 to Noon prior to the Service.  



Robert Mulhern

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:50 PM - Staff reports 

In Taunton, November 17, 2008 Robert died at home while surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.  Robert leaves his wife Aline (Fontes) Mulhern of Taunton. Robert was born in Taunton to his late parents Robert & Beverly (Chappron) Mulhern.  He was educated in Taunton schools, received his undergraduate degree from U-Mass Dartmouth and his graduate from U-Mass Boston.  Robert was also an  Air Force veteran retiring in 1994. Robert was also an ROTC instructor for eleven years. He was employed recently as the assistant  principal for King Philip Regional Middle School.  He was a member of the Elk’s, Disabled American Veterans. He also was an avid runner and enjoyed traveling, cycling, golf and loved being with his grandchildren. Besides his wife Robert leaves his children Robert Mulhern III of Taunton, Ryan Mulhern of Warner Robins, Georgia, Brian Silvia of Raynham and Tina Hines of Norton.  His grand daughters Dejah & Jadah DeCosta Silvia of Raynham and Jasmine Hines of Norton. His siblings Dianne McMann & her husband Kevin of Taunton, Susan Mulhern of Taunton, Ronald Mulhern & his wife Elaine of Littleton, Colorado and Russell Mulhern & his wife Cheryl of Taunton.  Robert is also survived by several neices and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Jude the Apostle Church on Friday, Nov. 21st at 11am.  Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8pm.  in the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St. in Taunton. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA. 02720  Visit our website to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions.  



Rockel, Ronald E.

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Rose F. Nieviera

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 6:12 PM - Staff reports

Rose F. Nieviera, 89 years old died in Morton Hospital on Monday evening following a brief illness.  Born and educated in Taunton daughter of the late Sylvester and Antonina (Gwozdz) Nieviera.  She was employed as folder for Rennie Curtain Factory for over  28 years and prior to that she worked for over 24 years at General Electric Co in Taunton.  She was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church in Taunton.  She is survived a sister Agnes Low of Advance, NC and she was the sister of the late Catherine Sidor, Adam, Joseph and Vincent Nieviera.  Rose is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral from the Sowiecki Funeral Home, 69 West Britiannia Street, Taunton on Friday at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church, Taunton at 9:30 AM.  Visiting hours on Thursday evening from 4-8PM.   Interment St Joseph’s Cemetery.



Sears, Ellenor R. (Howe)

Ellenor R. (Howe) Sears, 91, of Lake Street, Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northborough after an illness. Her husband of 62 years, Ernest F. Sears died in 2004. She leaves two sons: David Sears of Waterford, Maine and Howard Sears of Shrewsbury; two daughters: Ellen Kingman of Attleboro, MA and Alice Anderson of Seattle, WA; also survived by four grandchildren: Eric, Kelly, Adam and Drew and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Sears was born in Worcester, MA, the only child of Charles and Alice (Williams) Howe and lived most of her life in Shrewsbury. She graduated from the Major Howard W. Beale Memorial High School with the Class of 1935. Ellenor held great pride in her genealogical heritage. She was the 10th generation of the Howe family in Massachusetts and the 7th generation living in Shrewsbury. Ellenor was the 3rd generation to live at the Howe family Lake Street farm. She was a member of the Wellspring United Methodist Church, the Shrewsbury Grange, the Shrewsbury Historical Society and was a former member of the King's Daughters. Ellenor loved playing the piano, cooking, sewing, gardening and helping others, but she found her greatest enjoyment in her entire family. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mrs. Sears family on Friday, November 21st from 4-7 P.M. in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Funeral Services for Ellenor will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 10 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Mass Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and for Ellenor's personal online memorial guestbook please go to



Sears, William J.

William J. "Bill" Sears WILBRAHAM William J. "Bill" Sears, 38, of Wilbraham, passed away November 16, 2008. Born in Quincy, MA, the son of Marian (Breen) Sears and the late John Jack Sears. Bill was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, Springfield College, Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy and was currently studying to become a registered nurse. For the past eleven years Bill served the Town of Wilbraham as a Firefighter and Paramedic and was a Wilbraham SAFE Officer. He was a communicant of St. Cecilias Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Wilbraham Twin Meadows Hockey Association, and the International Association of Firefighters, Local #1847. Besides his mother, of Bridgewater, MA, he is survived by his wife, Tammy (Drapeau) Sears, his beloved children, Isabella Rose Sears and Joshua William Sears both at home, two brothers, John Sears and his wife, Marie of Tewksbury, MA and David Sears and his wife, Margaret of Frederick, Maryland, a sister Patricia Durkin and her husband, Brian of Hanover, MA, his mother and father-in-law, Norman and Diana Drapeau of Springfield. His sisters-in-law, Nicole Gebo and her husband Ronald, of Agawam and Danielle Pragluski and her husband, Michael of Willamantic, CT and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a loving husband, wonderful daddy, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visiting hours for Bill are Friday, November 21, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. at Sampsons Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA. On Saturday, November 22, 2008 friends are requested to go directly to St. Cecilias Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham, MA for 10 a.m., where a Liturgy of Christian Burial will celebrate Bills life. Rites of Committal and burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd. Springfield, MA. In lieu of flowers contributions in Bills memory may be sent to the William J. Sears Memorial Fund at United Bank, 1930 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA 01129, Attn. Renee Messier.



Shaw, Marilyn J.

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Shea, Lois (Carpenter)

Lois (Carpenter) Shea, 88, formerly of Shrewsbury, MA, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA. Her husband of 42 years, John Monroe Shea, died in 1986. She leaves a son, Scott Carter Shea of Thompson, CT, a grandson, four granddaughters, two great grandsons, a great granddaughter and a sister, Millicent Wettstein of Shelburne, Vermont. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lorea Shea Brinck and a grandson. Lois was born in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Clovis and Mildred (Carver) Carpenter. She was a teacher in the Shrewsbury Schools for 25 years and graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, its Fellowship, Naomi Circle, Prime Timers, NEA, MTA Retired, AARP, NRTA Division, Shrewsbury Garden Club and a life member of The National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants as well as the Huguenot Society of Oxford, MA. Private graveside services will be held at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, CT at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA is directing arrangements.



Sifferlen, Florence E.

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Slattery, Arlene M.

DUXBURY Arlene M. (Malloy) Slattery, 56, of Duxbury, died November 18 in her home following a long illness. She was the wife of George E. Slattery III. Born in Milton, July 15, 1952, the daughter of Jacqueline (Morris) Malloy of Duxbury and the late Edward Malloy, Mrs. Slattery was raised in Squantum and had lived in Braintree for several years prior to moving to Duxbury 20 years ago. Mrs. Slattery was a graduate of Dean Junior College with an associates degree and also a graduate of Boston State College. Mrs. Slattery had worked for the Workingmans Co Operative Bank, later part of Quincy Co Operative Bank for several years. She had been a volunteer in the Duxbury School system for many years. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children Sarah Slattery and Michael Slattery of Duxbury. Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, November 22 from the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., Kingston at 9:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, Duxbury at 10:00. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the JDRF, 120 Wall St., 19th Fl., New York NY 10005



Smith, Elsie J.

HARWICH PORT —Elsie J. (Church) Smith, 91, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital, following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Clement F. Smith, who died in 1988. Elsie was born, raised and educated in Braintree. She graduated from Braintree High School and from Bridgewater State Teachers College. She spent her entire career teaching third grade in the Braintree school system until retiring in 1978. She married on June 26, 1943, and settled in Braintree. As a little girl, she summered in Harwich at her parent's cottages and purchased her retirement home with her husband in 1964. They moved here full time in 1981. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Harwich Garden Club, and the Harwich Women's Club. She also was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She loved the ocean, was an avid gardener and birder, and was a prolific reader. She most enjoyed her time, and took great interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and they affectionately called her "Nana." She is survived by a son, Clement F. Jr. of Harwich; two daughters, Jane C. Gagnon of San Dimas, Calif., and Francine M. Allanbrook of South Yarmouth; a sister, Rita W. Church of South Yarmouth; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Sidney Smith, in 1976. The funeral will begin Monday, at 9 a.m., from the Coutinho-Boisse Funeral Home, followed by a Mass, at 10, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Route 28, West Harwich. Burial will follow at Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to either the Harwich Rescue Squad or the VNA Hospice. For more information, directions, guest book, or to light a candle, log on to



Smith, Hanna M.

HARWICH —Hanna Mary (Mullins) Smith, 98, of Harwich, formerly of Newton, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Smith; beloved mother of four children, Francis J. Smith Jr. and Beverly A. Cullinane, both of Chatham, Peter C. Smith, of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Roger M. Smith. She had six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, West Harwich, with a visiting hour prior to the Mass beginning at 9 a.m. at the Doane, Beal &Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St., West Harwich. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to Broad Reach Hospice, 390 Orleans Road, Chatham, MA 02633. Doane, Beal &Ames 508-432-0593



Spencer, J. Nelson

J. Nelson Spencer died on November 18, 2008 at age 98. He was born in Worcester, son of Arthur J. Spencer and Ethel M. (Swan) Spencer. He graduated from Worcester's North High School and from Boston University where he majored in Accounting. His wife, Mildred (Clark) Spencer, died in 1986. Nelson retired from Wyman-Gordon Company where he was Chief Cost Accountant. He held a number of part-time positions thereafter including serving as the first accountant for the restored Mechanics Hall in Worcester. He also taught accounting courses at the Worcester Junior College's evening program for nearly twenty years. A Charter Member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Nelson was an Eagle Scout in Wesley's Troop 8 and served in various positions with the Troop for approximately forty years. At Wesley, he was also the Lay leader, Church School Superintendent, a member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of a number of awards associated with his church membership. He was also active in, and was a life member of, both the National Association of Cost Accountants and the Greendale Men's Club. From 1993 until his death, Nelson resided in the Briarwood Retirement Community where he chaired, or served as a member of, many resident committees including President of the Briarwood Residents Association. He is survived by: his son John N. ("Jack") Spencer, Jr. and Jack's wife Carol Pennock Spencer, of Tequesta, Florida; two grandchildren, Kristin Spencer of Charlotte, North Carolina and Mark Spencer of Arlington, Texas; two great granddaughters, Lauryn and Abigail Spencer of Arlington, Texas; and his former daughter-in-law, Karlene Spencer of Alpharetta, Georgia. Also surviving him are his special friend, Audrey Terpo of Worcester and her four daughters: Judith Jakubowski of Baltimore, Maryland; Martha Rudner (and husband Michael Klein) of Plantation, Florida; Evelyn Shannon (and husband Thomas Shannon) of Marshfield; and Janice Anderson (and husband Jon Anderson) of Worcester. A funeral service will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 22 at 9 am. It is requested that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Honor Fund 114 Main St. Worcester 01608. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Caswell King Funeral Home.



Starr, Robert Elliot

CENTERVILLE —Robert Elliot Starr, 89, of Centerville, died Nov. 5, 2008, at the Pavilion in Hyannis, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and resulting complications. He was the loving husband of Rhoda (Lovitt) Starr for 54 years. A native of Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Starr. He graduated from Brown University in 1940 and also pursued graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. He served five years in World War II, most of which was spent in the Army Air Forces Psychological Services. After his discharge from the Army, he became a buyer for a large catalog company. After it was taken over, he decided to make his hobby, duplicate bridge, his career. He enjoyed teaching, directing tournaments and running his own bridge club. He won one National Championship, as well as many New England, Connecticut and Rhode Island Championships. He was Rhode Island's first Life Master and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Bridge. He loved antiquing, collecting, horse and dog races, and the stock market. He also had a passion for writing poetry to honor special occasions. He was a longtime Rotarian and was a past president (1982-1983) of the Osterville Rotary Club. He was a Paul Harris Fellow, as is his wife, Rhoda. He loved good food, ice cream and dark chocolate. He most especially loved playing in bridge tournaments with his favorite partner, his son, Sam. His illness precluded him from playing often, but when he did, he was more than competitive. In addition to his wife, he leaves a sister, Beverly Rosen of Pawtucket, R.I.; a son, Samuel Starr and his wife, Maureen, of Sandwich; a daughter, Pamela Seddon and her friend ,Stephen Gerome, of Walpole; a niece, Susan Hirsch and her husband, John, of Smithfield, R.I.; and beloved grandchildren, Nancy, Mitchell, Hanna-Mari, Craig and Laura. A service and celebration of his love of life will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m., at the Dan'l Webster Inn, Sandwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or to The Dr. Samuel Starr Medical Fellowship, c/o Brown University/Gift Cashier, Office of Development, P.O. Box 1893, Providence, RI, 02912. Doane, Beal &Ames 508-775-0684



Stricos, John "Jack"

John "Jack" Stricos, 59, of Tewksbury, MA, formerly of Princeton, MA died Monday, November 17, 2008 at the Tewksbury Hospital. He was born on August 24, 1949 in Albany, NY the son of the late Charles P. and Doris K. (Howard) Stricos. He was raised and educated in Albany, graduating from Albany High School in 1967. Jack graduated from Norwich University and earned his masters degree in business administration from SUNYA - State University of New York at Albany. Jack worked as a financial manager at Norton Company in Worcester, MA for 17 years. He enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, skiing and bicycling. Jack is survived by his two sons, Matthew C. Stricos and Andrew P. Stricos both of Boston, MA; brother Robert and his wife Nancy Stricos of Schenectady, NY and three nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Carol V. Stricos. His Memorial gathering will be held at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, MA on Saturday Nov. 22 from 1-2PM with his Memorial Service at 2:00PM. Burial will be at Memory's Garden, Albany, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America-NE, 6 Courthouse Lane, Unit 12, Chelmsford, MA 01824. The Cremation Society of NH assisted with the arrangements. To view the online obituary or to send condolences go to



Tacconi, Robert A.

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Vazquez, Karen A.

Karen A. Vazquez BROCKTON Karen A. Vazquez, 49 years, of Brockton, died Nov. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph Manor, after a lengthy illness. Born, raised and educated in Brockton, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (Rafferty) Burr. She graduated from Massasoit Community College in 1987 after earning her bachelor's degree in nursing. She had been employed by Good Samaritan Medical Center, Goddard Memorial Hospital, had been a head charge nurse at Forge Pond Nursing Home in East Bridgewater and a private duty nurse for patients with Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy. Karen loved being a grandmother and enjoyed bingo, music and shopping. She is survived by a son, Todd Guevara of Taunton; her grandchildren, Tamari, Tatiana, Demetrius, Alexavier and Elizabeth; brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A memorial gather-ing will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Saturday, 12-3 p.m. with a prayer service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karens name may be made to the Patients Activity Fund at St. Joseph Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, MA 02302. For condolences and directions,



Vegkley, Mary A.

SCITUATE Vegkley-Mary A. (Cavanaugh) Vegkley, of Scituate, homemaker, November 19, 2008 at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, age 88. Wife of the late Frederick L. Vegkley. Born and raised in Jamaica Plain, Scituate resident for 50 years. She enjoyed painting, needlepoint, was an excellent seamstress who loved animals. Loving mother of Kathleen E. Tarquinio of Stoneham and Lorne F. Vegkley of WA. Sister of Jane E.D. Petit and her husband Edward of Scituate. Grandmother of Joshua and Michael Taquinio. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Richarson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate on Saturday, November 22 at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate at 10 a.m. Visiting hours from 5-8 p.m., Friday, interment in Cudworth Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 61 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066. For online guest book visit



Walden, Barry

Barry Walden BROCKTON Barry Walden, 49 years, of Brockton, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Boston Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Kim A. (Bell) Walden. Barry was born in Newport, R.I., and was raised in Brockton, a son of the late Henry and Anne (Dixon) Walden. He was a 1976 graduate of Southeastern Vocational Technical High School. Barrys career was spent as a carpenter, most recently for Mystic Scenic Millwork in Norwood, and previously for Ralsco Kitchens in Brockton. He was a member of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters Local 424 in Randolph. Barry loved poker, fishing, darts, but most importantly, time spent with his family. In addition to his wife Kim, he was the super awesome dad of Jason Walden and his wife Tammy of Mansfield; and his daughter, Amy Walden of Brockton; devoted grandfather of Andrew, Mackenzie and Kyle; brother of Linda Walden of Phoenix. He was the half-brother of Ann Harrison, Marie Williams and Nick Digirolimo; nephew of Lillian Ray; son-in-law of Carol Bell; and a brother-in-law of Kevin Bell, both of Brockton. Visiting hours in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday, 4-8 p.m. For condolences and directions,



Wales, Douglas E.

ACAPULCO, Mexico Douglas E. Wales, age 69, of Acapulco, formerly of Whitman, Mass., and East Bridgewater, Mass., died suddenly, Sept. 29, 2008, at home in Acapulco. Mr. Wales was born in Brockton, Mass., March 20, 1939. He was a son of the late Albert and Hulda (Nyberg) Wales. He was raised and educated in Whitman and graduated from Whitman public schools. Mr. Wales also served four years in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Boston University and worked in the banking industry for several years before serving an apprenticeship in funeral directing and embalming under the late Bruce Anderton of the Anderton Funeral Homes of Whitman and East Bridgewater. He graduated from the New England Institute in Boston. Later, he assumed ownership of the two funeral homes. The Whitman home was later sold to Joubert's Clothing Store for their expansion. The business continued in East Bridgewater and he later retired and moved to Mexico. Douglas was a member and officer in the Sawtucket Lodge of Masons, which later merged into the Tri-Town Lodge. He also had an interest in restoring Model A Fords and was the owner of several. He is survived by several cousins and many friends. A committal service will be held in the Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. For information and to send condolences, please visit



Warchol, Helen (Minor)

Helen (Minor) Warchol, 86, formerly of Hudson Street, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge. She was the wife of the late Walter Warchol who died in 1984. She leaves her daughter, Kathy A. Hall, her husband Stephen Hall, and their three children, Stephen, Curtis and Christina. Two sons: Kenneth M. Warchol, his wife Deborah Warchol, and their two daughters, Lindsay and Keri; and Walter J. Warchol, his wife Sandra Warchol, and their three children, Danielle, Jason and Bryan. She also leaves her grandson, Eric Warchol. She was predeceased by a daughter, Christine P. Fierly. She also leaves behind a loving brother, Mitchell "Mike" Minor of Northbridge and several nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Northbridge on July 30, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Przeklasa) Minor. She attended Northbridge Public Schools and Becker Junior College, Worcester. She worked for many years for Paul Whitin & Sons Mfg. Co., Northbridge, and for Roxbury Carpets, Framingham. She was a Food Service Director at Northbridge Nursing Home for many years prior to retirement. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Parish, Northbridge, the Northbridge Senior Center, and the Worcester County Beekeepers Association. In 1987, Helen did an extended visit to Poland to visit relatives. In accordance with her wishes, her funeral will be private. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Whitinsville. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Turgeon Funeral Home, 80 School St., Northbridge, is helping Helen's family with the arrangements.



Whittier, Katharine B. Hamlin

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Willis, George H.

MIDDLEBORO George H. Willis, age 70 years, of Middleboro, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Deaconess Hospital, in Boston, from heart complications. Born Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1938, in Brockton, he was a son of the late Russell S. and Mildred I. (Swift) Willis. George had lived and was educated in West Bridgewater, and for the past 25 years, had been a resident Middleboro. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and had worked for many years as a truck driver in the concrete business. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his sisters, Jean York of Chatham and Eleanor Dors and her husband Henry of Onset; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Stanley Willis. Memorial visitation will take place Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, from 10-11 a.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, in Bourne, at 12:45 p.m. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family, please visit

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