Friday, November 28, 2008

Massachusetts Obituaries 11/28/08




Alfred R. "Red" Lagace

Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:11 PM - Staff reports 

Alfred R. "Red" Lagace, 62 years old, died on Friday November 21, 2008 in the Brigham and  Womens Hospital, Boston, following a long courageous battle with lung disease.  He was born in Taunton son of the late Roland and Theresa M.R. ( Lambert) Lagace.  He was educated at the former St. Jacques Grammar School and was  1964 graduate of Taunton High School.  He was the loving husband for 39 years of Beatrice M. (Cardin) Lagace.  He was employed as a fork lift operator for Hall Smith-Sysco from 1975 to 1992 until he had to retire after receiving a heart transplant.  He previously worked for Strojny Glass Co in Taunton.  He enjoyed restoring antique automobiles, working around the house that he built with his late father, spending time with his friends, keeping up on the current political events and watching his granddaughter grow.  Besides his wife he is survived by his daughters, Rochelle M. Lagace of East Warwick, RI and Danielle R. Glynn and her husband Josh of Taunton, his special “ pumpkin” his granddaughter Kayla Grace Glynn of Taunton.  He is the brother of Anita Taylor and her husband Ken of Taunton and is the brother in law of Anne Marie Lopes of Berkley, Barbara Devlin and her husband Paul of East Taunton, Leo Cardin and his wife Linda of South Paris, ME, William Cardin and his wife Deborah of East Taunton, Peter Cardin and Edward Cardin both of Taunton.  He is the uncle of several and a very special  friend of Albert “Ty” Courcy of Taunton and Ed Paige of North Dighton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave,. ( Route 138 South) Taunton on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10AM.  Visiting hours on Monday from 4-8PM. Interment St Joseph’s Cemetery.  Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond road, Waltham, MA 02451 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to



Allison, Catherine (Maguire)

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Annis, Earle B.

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Barber, Cecile

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Blowe, Carolyn J.

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Bourque, Angie A.

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Brackett, Helen R.

Helen R. Brackett formerly of Tewksbury, was nurse AMHERST, NH Helen R. (Foley) Brackett of Amherst, NH, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 25th, at her home. She was born in and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Albert M. & Rose (Blakney) Foley. She was the beloved and faithful wife of the late Thomas E. Brackett Sr. Mrs. Brackett met her husband Thomas, during World War II where he served in the U.S. Army with her brother, James. They married upon his return from the war and moved to Tewksbury, MA in 1954 where they raised their family. She moved to Amherst, NH in 1984 where she has resided for the past 24 years and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University. She was retired from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Infirmary in Tewksbury, MA where she worked as a nurse. She enjoyed spending time surrounded by her family and especially loved spending time at her family lake house in Maine. She will be greatly missed by all of her loved ones. Mrs. Brackett was a faithful communicant of Saint Patrick Church, Milford, NH, and was very active as a lector and Eucharistic minister. She was predeceased by a brother, James Foley, and a sister, Mary Vossberg. Loving mother of Joan Crawford and her husband, William of Basel, Switzerland, James Brackett and his wife, Martha of Merrimack, NH, Albert Brackett and his fiancée, Holly Moughan of Kingston, NH, Rosanna Bolduc and her husband, Timothy of Winter Park, FL, Maureen Campbell and her husband, Edward of Mont Vernon, NH, Thomas Brackett, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Tyngsboro, MA, MaryAnn Reiss and her husband, Joseph of Tyngsboro, MA, Margaret Mahoney and her husband, Michael of Haverhill, MA, Gabrielle Dunphy and her husband, Sean of Deerfield, NH; sweet and kind grandmother to 29 grandchildren, William, Crosby, Christian, Dawn Marie, James, Lindsay, Sean, Mark, Seamus, Sean Patrick, Derek, Christopher, Megan, Erin, Kerin, Kelly, Mary, Rory, Caitlin, Kara, Julianna, Thomas, Sean Michael, Kaleigh, Kaela, Mairead and Seamus Patrick and the late Deirdre and Padraig; great grandmother to Emily, Tyler, Riley, Colin, Casey, Izabella, Teagan, Anna, Makayla, Marin, Lauren, Ella, Sophie, Grace and Brady; also survived by three sisters, Roseann McKeon of Hudson, NH, Alice Hanley of Wolfeboro, NH, June Collins of Bridgewater, MA; many nieces and nephews. BRACKETT Calling hours are Friday, November 28th, from 3:00-8:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 am in Saint Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford, NH. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. To leave an online condolence, please go to



Callahan, Arthur C.

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Caswell, Helen

MIDDLEBORO Helen Craig Caswell, age 88 years, of Middleboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at her home, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late George W. Caswell, who predeceased her June 25, 1986. She was born in Red Rapids, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Arthur P. and Gladys L. (Demmings) Craig. A 1938 graduate of Middleboro High School, she was a school secretary for the town of Middleboro, and later, for the town of Bridgewater, retiring in 1982. Mrs. Caswell was a member of the North Congregational Church, Middleboro. She enjoyed traveling, camping and family histories. Survivors include one son, William A. and his wife Angela Caswell of Middleboro; one daughter, Judith L. Morris of Middleboro; two brothers, E. Arthur Craig and Ronald H. Craig, both of Middleboro; one sister, Ruth A. Moore of Maryville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Debra Brule, Cheryl Brule, Terri Younie, Michelle Morrison, Michele Ewing, William, Joseph, Christian and Grace Caswell; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was sister of the late Doris Craig Allison. Funeral service will be held in the North Congregational Church, 38 Plymouth St., Middleboro, Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held in the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro, Sunday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Burial will take place in Titicut Parish Cemetery, Middleboro. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way , Randolph , MA 02368, would be appreciated. For more info, please visit



Cavicchi, Louise M.

HANOVER Mrs. Louise M. (Morrill) Cavicchi, 76 of Hanover died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. The daughter of the late Arthur and Christina (Brown) Morrill, she was born in Quincy on August 11, 1932. She was raised and educated in Quincy and has lived in Hanover for 10 years. Mrs. Cavicchi had been employed as a Personnel coordinator at the former Bank of Boston and later was employed as a receptionist at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham. She was a Greeter and a member of the Parish Council at St. Marys Church in Hanover and was a member of the Walking Club at the Hanover Council on Aging. Wife of the late Paul Cavicchi, she is survived by 2 sons, David Cavicchi of North Kingston, RI and Brian Cavicchi of Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2 daughters, Nancy Nogas of Glastonbury, CT and Karen McDonough of Quincy. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 9 AM in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., (Rte 139) in Hanover. Interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte 53 in HANOVER on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. For directions and a online guest book, visit our website at 781-878-0920 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897



Chittick, James M.

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Cobleigh, David B.

David B. Cobleigh of Westford David B. Cobleigh, of Westford, MA, died Nov. 24, 2008. Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 8 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Burial in Thompson Cemetery, Tyngsborough. Contributions may be made to either the Nashoba Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



Conroy, Mildred F.

BRIGHTON Mildred F. (McCarthy) Conroy, of Brighton, November 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Martin J. Conroy Jr. Loving mother of Marie Kunerth of West Roxbury, Mildred Boudreau and her husband Mark of West Newton, Martin J. Conroy of Brighton, Marlene Calisi and her husband Carlo of West Roxbury and the late Michael Conroy and his wife Kelley of Halifax. Devoted grandmother of Mark and John Boudreau and Mia Kunerth. Cherished sister of Kay Haugstad and her husband Robert of West Palm Beach, FL and the late Charles McCarthy. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral from The McNamara Funeral Home, 460 Washington Street (at Lake Street), BRIGHTON, Saturday at 9:30. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Columbkille Church, 321 Market Street at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours Friday, 3 through 8 p.m. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, 400 North Main St., Randolph, MA 02368. Veteran, USAF. Retired, New England Telephone. McNamara - Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 617-782-9636 "Since 1820"



Cyr, Paul D.

HOPKINTON Paul D. Cyr, 67, died Nov. 27, 2008. Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.



DeSimone, Cheryl R.

PLYMOUTH Cheryl R.DeSimone (Cotter), of Plymouth, November 21st, 48. Beloved wife of Michael DeSimone Jr. Mother of Michael DeSimone III and Jennifer DeSimone both of Plymouth. She was the sister of George Cotter and his wife Kathy of Duxbury. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Rose Anderson of Plymouth and the late George R. Cotter. Cheryl graduated from Matignon High School. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 29th from 1-3 pm at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Road, Route 3A, Plymouth (Manomet). Burial will be private. For on-line condolences see



DiBona, Carrie M.

WEYMOUTH Carrie M. DiBona, 34, of Weymouth, died Friday, November 21st in the South Shore Hospital, after a short Illness. She was the daughter Paul L. DiBona of Quincy and Deborah (Cox) DiBona of Port Richey, Florida. She was born and brought in Quincy and attended Quincy Schools. She had been a resident of Weymouth for 10 years, where she was a loving mother to her daughter. Carrie enjoyed music and her pets. In addition to her parents, she was the loving mother of Celeste M. Smith of East Bridgewater, her grandparents Warren and Ruth Cox of Port Richey, Florida, and Joseph and Mela DiBona of Quincy, her brothers Greg DiBona of Chicago, Paul DiBona of Quincy, her sisters Sara DiBona of Randolph, and Jessica DiBona of Port Richey, Florida, her aunts Phyllis OSullivan and Judie Phillips both of Abington, her friends Nicky (Sardano) Foster of Weymouth, Amasa (Brusch) McMahan of Marthas Vineyard, Mike Gaudet of Weymouth and the father of her daughter Aaron Smith of East Bridgewater. Her services will be held on Sunday, November 30th at 8:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel Plymouth Street (Rt. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held prior to her service from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Rockland Trust Company, C/O Celeste M. Smith College Fund, 692 Bedford Street, Whitman, MA. 02382. For online condolences and directions visit



Doris B. Bagdon

Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:59 PM - Staff reports

  Mrs. Doris B. (Bryant) Bagdon, of Marlborough and formerly of Taunton and Plymouth, died Saturday, November 22 in Bolton Manor, Marlborough following a lengthy illness.  She was the wife of the late Paul S. Bagdon.  She was born 88 years ago in Canton, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Eva M. (Brodeur) Bryant. She was educated in Sharon and had been a Taunton resident for 13 years before moving to Marlborough a year ago.  She had previously resided in Cedarville and Brockton.    Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Bagdon had been employed as a machine operator for Raytheon Corp. in Brockton and Quincy for 31 years.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a communicant of the former St. Jacques Church in Taunton. She leaves:       1 son: Robert P. Bagdon and his wife, Ann, of Marlborough       1 brother: Louis Bryant of Canton       3 grandchildren       4 great grandchildren       A dear friend: Rita LeBrun of Taunton       several nieces and nephews       Mrs. Bagdon was also the sister of the late Eileen Fisher and Ernest Bryant both of       Canton. Funeral services will be held from The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, Taunton, on Tuesday, November 25 at 10:30 A.M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will fol- low in St. Jude the Apostle Church, 249 Whittenton Street, Taunton, at 11:30 A.M.  Inter- ment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.  For online guestbook, directions and obituary information, please visit  



Etelvina (Silva) Moitoso

Monday, November 24, 2008 6:31 PM - Staff reports 

Etelvina (Silva) Moitoso wife of the late Manuel P. Moitoso, died on Sunday November 23rd at Morton Hospital She was 76 years old. Born in Fayal, Azores she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Florinda Silva. Educated in The Azores moved to this area in 1960. She worked at Eureka Manufacturing in Norton for over 20 years, retiring in 2001. A communicant of St. Joseph Church in Taunton. She leaves a daughter Fatima Moitoza of Taunton; a brother John Silva of East Providence, RI;  3 sisters Leotilde Silva, Manuela Faria both of Taunton and Angela DeCosta of Bristol, RI. Also survived by a son-in-law Gary Welch of Lynn and Many nieces and nephews. She was also the Mother of the late Mary Moitoza and sister of the late Manuel Silva and Maria Vargas. Her funeral mass will be held Wednesday Nov 26th at St. Paul Church, Tremont St. at 9 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.   Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut St. Brockton, MA 02301.  



Fisher, Mark W.

Mark W. Fisher formerly of Groton, worked for Gillette; 56 AYER Mark W. Fisher, 56, of Ayer, died suddenly on Nov. 20, 2008, at his residence. He was born on June 14, 1952, son of the late Edwin and Evelyn (Phair) Fisher. He grew up in Groton and was a graduate of Groton High School High School Class of 1970. Mark graduated from UMass in Amherst with a Degree in Industrial Engineering, and received a Masters Degree from Rivier College. He worked as an engineer for Apollo, Digital Equipment Corp., Wang, and Hewlett Packard. Most recently, he was a software consultant for Gillette. He lived in Portsmouth, NH for several years, South Africa for six months, and most recently Ayer for the past five years. He liked to travel, and was an avid runner where he ran several marathons, and enjoyed scuba diving. Mr. Fisher is survived by 2 children, Kelly Fisher of Lempster, NH, and Chad Fisher of Pepperell, MA. He is also survived by a brother, Gary Fisher of Milford, NH. FISHER Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St., Groton on Wednesday December 3 from 3-5 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 5 p.m. His ashes will be buried in Groton Cemetery on Saturday, December 6th at 1 p.m. See



Fitzpatrick, Alice E.

MILFORD Alice E. Fitzpatrick, 93, of Milford, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 2008, at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Milford, the daughter of the late William and the late Alice (O`Donnell) Fitzpatrick, and graduated from both the former St. Mary's High School and the former Milford Hospital School of Nursing. Miss Fitzpatrick was employed more than 30 years as a registered nurse for the Town of Milford Public Health Department and as the school nurse for both the former St. Mary's and Sacred Heart of Jesus grammar schools. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, where she volunteered as a CCD teacher for many years. She leaves several nieces and nephews, including Jean Edwards, Regina White and John Bradley Jr., all of Milford, Margaret Williams of Medway, Maureen Yates of Harwich,, Kathleen Bartolomei of Newport, R.I., William Bradley of Virgiaia, Joan Ogden of North Carolina, and Esther DiBiasio of California. She was also the sister of the late William F. Fitzpatrick, a former Milford Chief of Police and the late Esther T. Bradley. Her funeral will be held on Monday morning, Dec. 1, from Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford (



Flora M. Shute, 88

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Folkins, Mary A. "Min"

Mary A. 'Min' Folkins longtime resident of Groton; 80 GROTON Mary A. "Min" (O'Brien) Folkins, 80, a longtime resident of Rhodenda Road, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the Health Alliance Leominster Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Harmon Folkins who died in 1966. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Harmon C. and Eileen Folkins of Houlton, Maine; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita A. and Fred Woods Jr. of Shirley; a sister, Evelyn Dugay of St. John, NB Canada; five grandchildren, Danielle Celona, Douglas Woods, Elisha Folkins, Ashley Folkins, and Harmon Folkins. She also leaves three great-grandchildren, Nathan Folkins, Cade Celona, and Tyler Woods. She was the mother of the late Douglas Folkins and Mary Alice Folkins who both died in 1958, and the sister of the late Joseph O'Brien of Canada, and Edward O'Brien of Maine. Mrs. Folkins was born in New Brunswick, Canada, June 13, 1928, a daughter of Charles and Mary (Doyle) O'Brien, and resided much of her life in Groton before later moving to Shirley, and most recently to her granddaughter's home in Gardner. She had been a faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Groton, St. Casmir's Church in Maynard and most recently St. Anthony's Church in Shirley. Most recently, Mrs. Folkins had worked as a receptionist at Concord Family Services, Concord, Massachusetts. She had also worked in the area as a Home Health Aide, and many years ago as an office assistant for Dr. Cyrus Cominos in Groton. FOLKINS A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am Monday, December 1, 2008 at St. Anthony's Church, 14 Phoenix St., Shirley. Burial will be in Groton Cemetery. Calling hours are 3-5 p.m., Sunday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see for additional information. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or the American Heart Association, 21 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.



Garneau, Raymond J.

Raymond J. Garneau Lowell printing co. retiree, Navy vet; 76 LOWELL Raymond J. Garneau, age 76, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Monday, November 24th, at Saints Medical Center in Lowell, following a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Joan H. (Haley) Garneau with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage this past June. Born in Weston, MA, on March 4, 1932, he was a son of the late Felix J. and Anna (Boudreau) Garneau. Raymond attended Lowell schools, and was a graduate of Ste. Jeanne d'Arc Grammar School and Lowell Trade School. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for over 35 years by Courier Citizen of Lowell, as a Maintenance Supervisor. Raymond was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict serving aboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley with his brother, Felix J. Garneau Jr. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal - European Clasp. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. A member of the Club Temps of Lowell where he enjoyed playing cards and was on the Board of Directors for many years. He was a member of the Walker Rogers VFW Post #662 of Lowell, The American Legion Post #247 of Tyngsboro, and the LMBC Lowell Motor Boat Club. Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family. he was an avid sports fan, and also enjoyed his many trips to Atlantic City. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Raymond 'Gus' G. Garneau of Lowell, Paul L. Garneau and his wife, Mary Ellen of Lowell, Donald A. Garneau and his wife, Gladys of Tyngsboro, James R. Garneau of Dracut, and Kevin J. Garneau and his wife, Maria of Lowell; one sister, Irene DeLorme of Lowell; one brother, Robert E. Garneau and his wife, Beulah of Florida. Also survived by 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; as well as sisters- & brothers -in-law; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was also the father of the late William B. Garneau who died in 2003, and brother of the late Roland J., Leo J., and Albert J., and Felix J. Garneau, Jr. GARNEAU Raymond J. Garneau, age 76, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Nov. 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Joan H. (Haley) Garneau. A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Family and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 28th from 4 to 8 P.M. at the ARCHAMBAULT FUNERAL HOME, 309-311 Pawtucket St., Lowell. Funeral Saturday morning with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church, E. Merrimack St., Lowell. Interment with Military Honors to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Donations in Memory of Raymond may be made to Wish Project, 1A Foundry St., Lowell, MA 01852. Funeral Director Victor J. Archambault II (978-459-9315).



Graham, Marie R.

BROCKTON Marie R. (Joseph) Graham, of Brockton, died Nov. 23, 2008. She was the mother of Lionelle Demosthene, Lise McKenzie, and Jeffrey Graham. Funeral services will be held in the Haitian Assembly of God Church, 199 Warren Ave., Brockton, Saturday, at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brockton Boys and Girl Club, 233 Warren Ave., Brockton, MA 02301. For directions and obituary, visit



Habib, Jamily

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Haffermehl, John Stratton

STOUGHTON John Stratton Haffermehl, 77, of Stoughton, formerly of Canton, known to many as Johnny Flowers died at Milton Hospital on Wednesday, November 26 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Frances Jean (Bailey) Haffermehl. He is also survived by his loving daughters, Debbie Homer of Stoughton, Brenda Vieira of Holbrook, Andrea Williams of Stoughton and Linda Gilman of AL, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Roger Haffermehl of Falmouth and the late Muriel Haffermehl. He was the beloved son of the late Forrest and Dorothy Haffermehl. A lifelong resident of Canton before moving to Stoughton 4 years ago, Mr. Haffermehl was a graduate of Norfolk Agricultural School. He served in the U.S. Navy and was the owner of Canton Greenhouses for many years. He was a member of Sons of Italy in Braintree and the AMVETS in Avon and Stoughton. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Monday at 11 AM. Visiting Hours Sunday 2-5 PM. Burial will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Directions and obituary at



Harvey, Annie E.

NORWELL Mrs. Annie E. "Betty" (Dwyer) Harvey, 84 of Norwell died Sunday, November 23, 2008 at home after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Robert L. and Annie L. (Wright) Dwyer, she was born in Boston on April 2, 1924. She was raised and educated in Dorchester and served as a Wave in the Navy during WWII. Wife of the late William J. "Buzz" Harvey she is survived by 1 son Stephen P. Harvey of Norwell, 1 daughter, Susan R. Peffer and her husband, Jeff of Cumberland, RI, 4 grandchildren, William and Michelle Harvey of Plymouth and Andrew and Krissy Peffer of Cumberland RI and 1 daughter-in-law, Diane Harvey of Plymouth. She was the mother of the late William J. Harvey. Funeral Mass was on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Helen Church, 383 Washington St., Rte 53 in Norwell. Interment in Washington Street Cemetery in Norwell. Visitation was in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte 53 in HANOVER on Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scituate Historical Society for the Lighthouse Restoration Fund, 43 Cudworth Rd, Scituate, MA 02066. For directions and a online guest book, visit 781-878-0920 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897



Healey, Blanche K.

YARMOUTH Blanche Kathryn (Deady) Healey, of Yarmouthport, died Sunday, Nov. 23. She was the beloved wife of the late George E. Healey. Mrs. Healey was born and raised in Boston, a daughter of the late Charles A. Deady and sister to the late Helen E. McGonagle and Charles Deady. Mrs. Healey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the aviation field. She retired from Com Electric. She was the beloved aunt of Patricia A. McGonagle-Ring of Quincy and Charles McGonagle of Quincy. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Canton Street, North Easton. Relative and friends are welcome to call at the Morris & OConnor Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, Monday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For guest book, visit



Henry W. Gagnon, 79

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Ippoliti, Francis S.

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John A. Kehoe, Sr.

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Josephine A. Kennedy, 93

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Karlsberg, Anne

CANTON Anne (Patz) Karlsberg, entered into rest November 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Hyman Karlsberg. Devoted mother of Karen and Richard Volkin, Edward Karslberg and Adele and Richard Collins. Loving sister of David Patz and the late Bessie Needle, Ida Grossman, George, Joseph, William and Max Patz. Cherished grandmother of Eric, Michelle, David, Michael, Lisa, Daniel, Julie and 6 great-grandchildren. Services at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St., CANTON on Sunday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Memorial Observance will be at her late residence through Sunday evening only. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Hessco Elder Services, 1 Merchant St., #106, Sharon, MA 02067, Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, 3 Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062 or the Canton Chai Center, 574 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. STANETSKY MEMORIAL CHAPEL 781-821-4600



Kehoe Sr., John A.

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Kennedy, Josephine A.

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Kent, David O.

David O. Kent of Chelmsford; 43 CHELMSFORD David O. Kent, 43. Always one to move to the beat of his own drum, David chose to stop radiation and chemotherapy for his very aggressive head and neck cancer, and enter hospice. He died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. David was born October 5, 1965 in NYC, the day the Pope first visited America. They both stopped traffic and had a ticker tape parade. He attended Chelmsford grammar school, the Pike School, Governor Dummer Academy, UMASS Lowell and Goddard College. David had a multi-faceted life with many friends. He was always a loving, quiet observer of human nature. The past 15 years he chose to live at the Intentional Community of East Wind in Missouri. A member of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, East Wind promotes a lifestyle of cooperation, non-violence, equality and democracy. He worked in multiple offices from finance, to healthcare, to manufacturing nut butters and hammocks. He cultivated long and loyal friendships with those who valued his capable leadership, uncompromising values and fiercely independent spirit. His interests were varied and complex. He loved reading, music, the environment and politics, but mostly he was about making this world a better place. A friend once said, "When he looked he saw, and when he listened he heard". The mischievous twinkle in his eye and his loving gentle smile will be sorely missed. Beloved son of Dr. Alan and Monica Kent, cherished brother of Meredith Kent of Chelmsford. Nephew of Dolores and Peter Russell of Stamford, CT. Cousin of Daniel Russell and Marney and Sean Cogan. His "extra" days were a testament to his caregivers at the Lowell General Cancer Center, the Lowell VNA, and Massachusetts General Hospital. KENT David O. Kent, 43, of Chelmsford. Visiting hours at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD, THIS EVENING from 4-7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or to The VNA & Hospice of Greater Lowell, PO Box 1965, Lowell, MA 01853 , may be made in David's name. ARRANGEMENTS BY BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, CHELMSFORD.



Kilmartin Jr., George P.

may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. His funeral will take place from the funeral home Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 9:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions to the Joseph P. Kilmartin Charitable Fund, c/o the Jeanne d'Arc Credit Union, PO Box 1238, Lowell, MA 01853. E-condolence/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors John W. Crane and James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.



Kotlik, Denise E.

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Kramer, Michael J.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Sacred Hearts Church in the chapel in Bradford, beginning at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be made to the ,, . www.lawlerfuneralhome



Kristnofe, Lena M.

Lena M. Kristnofe HINGHAM Lena M. (Amonte) Kristnofe, of Hingham, died on November 23, 2008. Wife of the late William P. Kristnofe. Devoted mother of William R. Kristnofe and his wife Emily of Weymouth. Loving sister of Sam Amonte of Hingham and Louise Logsdon of IN and the late Grace M. O'Donnell, Nellie Santavicca, Viola Achile, Frank , Rocco and Pasquale Amonte. Cherished grandmother of Jessica and James Kristnofe and Elissa Cataldo, all of Weymouth. Lena was a life long resident of Hingham. For the last 12 years, Lena has been a resident of the Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate. A devoted mother, sister and grandmother, she truly enjoyed making people smile. Lena was a vivacious woman with an unbeatable spirit. She could light up a room with her presence. Lena loved life and made the best out of all situations. She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have had her in their lives. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, Monday at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Paul's Church, Hingham at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Burial in Saint Paul's Cemetery, Hingham. Donations in memory of Lena may be made to American Heart Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



Kurtzman, Miriam

BRAINTREE Miriam Kurtzman entered into rest November 24, 2008 of Braintree, formerly of Quincy. Dear daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Kurtzman. Loving sister of the late Sydney Kurtzman. Dear aunt to Dani Kurtzman of Rehovot, Israel. Dear friend of Enid Lubovsky. Graveside Services at Quincy Hebrew Society Cemetery, Baker Street, WEST ROXBURY at 1 p.m. Friday, November 28. Memorial observance will be private. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel 781-828-6990



Legere, Norman J.

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Little, Ellen P.

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Lucchetti, Thomas

Thomas Lucchetti LINCOLN, RI Thomas Lucchetti, 90 of George Washington Highway died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Elena (Ortenzi) Lucchetti. They just celebrated their sixty sixth anniversary this past September. Born in Fontana Lire, Italy, a son of the late Antonio and Rosa (Patriarca) Lucchetti. He became an American Citizen in April 1945. Mr. Lucchetti has lived in Lincoln for the past three years and prior to that he lived in Cumberland, RI and Brockton, MA. Thomas was one of the original founders in 1948 of the Cumberland Foundry, Cumberland. He devoted his life to his work and family. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter Gloria R. MacGillivray of Halifax, MA, two sons Albert T. Lucchetti of Cumberland and Paul E. Lucchetti of Marshfield, MA, two sisters Elena Rea of Bridgewater, MA and Marietta Sera of Fontana Lire, Italy, eight grandchildren Lisa Bial, Nancy Tolson, Tina Otten, Thomas, Anthony, Christopher, Jason and Kevin Lucchetti, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews throughout the U.S. and Italy. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:45am from Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd. Lincoln, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Rd. Cumberland at 11am. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to Lincoln Rescue, 100 Old River Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865 would be appreciated. For directions and guest book visit



Madigan, Drucilla K.

QUINCY Drucilla K. (Hamilton) Madigan, 69 years old, of Quincy, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Madigan was born in Wind Gap, PA. She had lived in Quincy since 1947, earlier living in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1957. She worked as a concierge at the River Bay Club in Quincy for many years. She most recently worked as a hostess at the Fours Restaurant in Quincy. Mrs. Madigan was a dedicated member and an organist of the Quincy Community United Methodist Church in Quincy. Mrs. Madigan was also a member of the Quincy Yacht Club. Beloved wife of the late James L. Madigan, Sr. Devoted mother of Donna Jean Vallatini of Quincy, Douglas K. Loud and his wife Michelle of Quincy, James L. Madigan, Jr. and his wife Robin of Bridgewater, Pamela F. Turcotte of Quincy, and Brett K. Loud of Quincy. Loving grandmother of Joseph, Julie, and Scott Vallatini, Jessica, Erica, and Alex Loud, Cammie and Cassidy Madigan, Brendan Frink, Bryan and Braylynne Hutchinson, and Bethany Turcotte. Sister of Marlene Briggette of Middleboro and Brenda L. Verlicco of Quincy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Longtime friend of Joyce Hurley of Quincy. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church, 40 Beale Street, Wollaston, Monday, December 1st at 10 oclock. Reverend Doctor Susan Jarek-Glidden, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy Sunday 4-8 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Madigans memory may be made to the Norwell VNA and Hospice, 91 Longwater Circle, Norwell, MA 02061.



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Mary L. Goulart

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      Mrs. Mary L. (Barros) Goulart, of this city died Thursday, November 20 at her resi- dence surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the wife of Antonio P. Goulart.  She was born 67 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late William and Geneva (Silveira) Brodie.  She was educated in Taunton and had been a lifelong city resident.  Prior to her illness, she had been employed as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Marion Manor for 5 years.  She had previously been em- ployed at Longmeadow of Taunton and at the Paul A. Dever State School for a num- ber of years.  Mrs. Goulart also taught english to portuguese speaking students at the Martin Middle School in East Taunton.  She enjoyed playing piano, crosstitching, baking and spending time with her family.  She was a communicant of Annunciation of the Lord Church. In addition to her husband, she leaves:     1 son: George Dufresne Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Assonet     2 daughters: Anne Rounds, and her husband, Robert of Taunton                         Laura Reynolds of Taunton     2 stepdaughters: Rosemary Loura, and her husband Daniel of West Bridgewater                                Marjorie Goulart of Taunton     2 grandchildren: Taryn Reynolds and George Dufresne III     2 stepgrandchildren: Cynthia Goulart and Danny Loura     Mrs. Goulart was also the mother of the late Michael Dufresne of Taunton. Funeral services will be held from The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, on Monday, November 24 at 9:00 A.M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the Annunciation of the Lord Church at 10:00 A.M.  Interment will be in St. Joseph Ceme- tery.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.  Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Hos- pice and Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, Ma., 02720.  For online guestbook, directions and obituary information, please visit  



Mastromatteo, Raymond A.

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McArdle Sr., Thomas E.

SCITUATE Thomas E. McArdle, Sr., age 75, of Scituate, passed away on November 25, 2008 after a brief illness. Thomas was the beloved husband and best friend for 50 years of Muriel E. (Shea) and devoted father of Patricia E. Burke and her husband, John, Jean Marie Beane and her husband, Robert, all of Hingham, and Thomas E. Jr., and his wife, Susan of Braintree. Mr. McArdle was the brother of Kathleen J. McArdle of Scituate and John B. McArdle of Falmouth and the late Marie Harrigan and Joanne Lennon. He was the proud grandfather of Kelly Ann Beane, Robert Christopher Beane, Matthew John Burke, Andrew McArdle Burke, Thomas Eugene McArdle, III, Nolan John McArdle, Cameron Michael McArdle. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. McArdle was a member for over 55 years of the IBEW, Local 103 and was a former District Deputy and a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, #3716 in Scituate. Tom served as a lector for many years at St. Mary of the Nativity Church in Scituate Harbor. Tom also enjoyed playing golf with his many friends at Scituate Country Club. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 1 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate Harbor. Visiting hours from 3:00-7:00 PM, on November 30th, at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthonys Church), Cohasset. Interment New St. Marys Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. McArdles memory may be made to the Brigham and Womens Hospital, The Medical Intensive Care Unit Fund (MICUF), 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA. 02116. For an online guestbook and directions, please visit us at



Meyer, Florence D.

BRAINTREE Florence D. (Davis) Meyer, age 88, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Mrs. Meyer was born and raised in the Wollaston section of Quincy, and has lived in East Braintree for 55 years. Florence graduated from the Woodward School for Girls in 1938 and the Elliot Hospital Nursing School in Manchester, N.H. Mrs. Meyer was an R.N. at Quincy City Hospital, Quincy Nursing Home and for the late Dr. Archie Keigan. A member of the Union Congregational Church in Braintree, she belonged to the Flower Circle and the choir. Mrs. Meyer volunteered at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Beloved wife for 44 years to the late Robert F. Meyer. Devoted mother of Robert D. Meyer of Southboro, MA and Richard A. Meyer of Pembroke. Mother-in-law of Denise L. and Marijane. Loving grandmother of Gregory, Jill, Matthew, Janelle and Sarah. Great-grandmother of Andrew and Samantha. Funeral Services at the Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree, 74 Commercial St., Braintree on Monday, December 1 at 10 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth Landing on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Burial in Village Cemetery, Weymouth.



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Moss, Christopher T.

Christopher T. Moss Marshfield Christopher T. (Cobbie) Moss, of Marshfield, November 24, at the age of 38. Loving son of Michael W. and Katherine Christine (Williams) Moss. Devoted brother of Jeffrey W. Moss and his wife Kara of Marshfield, Jonathan P. Moss and his wife Tina of Marshfield and Michael G. Moss and his wife Murielle of Rockland. He was adored and loved by his nieces and nephews, Michael, Abigail, Daniel, Nora and Christopher and those who called him Cobbie. Christopher was happiest on The River passing time with friends and family. He will be dearly missed. Born in Weymouth, Christopher was a life long resident of Marshfield. He graduated from Marshfield High School class of 1988, he attended Norwich University and Graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He served in the Army Reserves for six years. Funeral from the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St. (Rte 139) Marshfield, Monday at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Christines Church, 1295 Main St., Marshfield at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Couch Cemetery Marshfield. Contributions in Christophers memory may be made to the Interfaith Social Services, 105 Adams St., Quincy, MA. 02169. For online guestbook and directions please visit us at our website,



Muise, Elaine Paradise

WESTWOOD Elaine Paradise Muise, of Westwood passed away at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham on November 24, 2008 at age 74. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of Anna (Larkin) and Alphonse J. Paradise and is the mother of Joseph J. Muise of Foxboro, Mary Alice Muise of Bridgewater and Anne Marie LaSalvia of Holbrook and grandmother of seven. She was the sister of the late Ann Danforth and Richard R. Paradise. Music Director and organist for St. Clare's Parish in Braintree, Elaine, as a Thayer Academy student, performed a piano solo at Symphony Hall and was a member of a 50-piano orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler. She received her BA from Radcliffe College, where she sang with the Choral Society, and her MA in Teaching from Harvard, both with concentration in music. Further graduate study was pursued at Boston State College and Bridgewater State College in education; at BU in organ performance; at St. Michael's College in VT, in Gregorian Chant; and at the Choate organ/harpsichord seminars. Formerly a Weymouth school teacher and a piano instructor for the Boston Boy Choir, Elaine held 2 certificates from the Boston Archdiocesan Commission and was a member of the American Guild of Organists, a Secular Franciscan, a former prefect of St. Clare's Sodality, a member of the Radcliffe Alumnae Association. and a former officer and director of the Emma Forbes Cary Guild. Her Funeral will be from the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Ctr. on Monday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clare's Church at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited. Visiting hours are on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Burial is in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery. For online guest book visit: dennissweeney 617-773-2728



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O'Mara, William A.

William A. O'Mara NORWELL William A. O'Mara, 80 of Norwell, formerly of Quincy died suddenly Nov. 25, 2008 at South Shore Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bill was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for many years at the Fore River Ship Yard before becoming a Quincy Firefighter in 1965. He retired from the Q.F.D. in 1990. He was a member of the Town River Yacht Club for many years and enjoyed boating and fishing. Mr. O'Mara was an avid sports fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. Beloved father of Kathleen Guido and her husband Joseph of Norton, Doreen Parker and her husband Robert of Braintree, William O'Mara of Bridgewater, and Paula O'Mara of Quincy. Former husband and good friend of Paula (Shea) O'Mara of Quincy. Brother of Joan Steidle of FL, Jean Chipman of Norwell, Nancy Troy of Norwell and the late George O'Mara, Q.F.D. and Robert O'Mara. Beloved grandfather of Ryan, Kevin and Patrick Parker of Braintree and Matthew Guido of Norton. Companion of many years to Annette Abrams of Norwell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his late dog "The Buff" a cherished and faithful friend. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service in in Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Monday at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 PM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory of Mr. O'Mara may be made to MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



ONeill, Gertrude E.

MIDDLEBORO Gertrude E. (Davis) ONeill, 90, died at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, in Brockton, Tuesday, Nov. 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. ONeill. Daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary J. (McNicholas) Davis, she was born and educated in Boston. She resided in Stoughton for 45 years before living in Middleboro for the past three years. Mrs. ONeill was a housewife, an avid bingo player and was a member of the AMVETS in Roxbury. Mrs. ONeill is survived by her children, Joseph T. ONeill Jr. of Portsmouth, N.H., Francis G. ONeill and Trudy E. ONeill, both of Middleboro, Richard J. ONeill of Attleboro and Kathleen M. Marinelli of Stoughton; as well as her brother, Francis Davis of Nevada. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Kevin ONeill, and six brothers and four sisters. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Monday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 p.m. Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Stoughton. Donations in Gertrudes name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Directions and obituary at Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676



Ortiz, Domingo

Domingo Ortiz of Lowell Domingo Ortiz, 83, of Lowell, died November 24. You are invited to his calling hours 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, his funeral will begin at 10 a.m. at the McDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. His Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolence site



Palumbo, Charles D.

MILFORD Charles D. Palumbo, 92, of Maher Court died Mon., Nov. 24, 2008, in Blaire House of Milford. He was the husband of the late Mary R. Palumbo, who died in 1994, and the late Margaret S. Palumbo, who died in 1986. Mr. Palumbo was born in Boston, June 10, 1916, the son of the late Domenic and Mary (Sarcia) Palumbo, and he was a resident of Medford for 35 years prior to moving to Milford in 1981. He was a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Palumbo was a Communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford and a member and past commander of the Milford Italian American War Veterans Post in Milford. Charles is survived by two sons, Thomas Palumbo and family of Mendon and Robert Palumbo and family of Milford. Funeral services, with full military honors, were private. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Medway Road, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 29 Congress St., Milford, MA 01757. Arrangements are under the direction of the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, MA 01757. (



Pappas, Lena R.

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Poplosky, Joseph Francis

Joseph Poplosky PLYMOUTH Joseph Francis Poplosky, 89, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, formerly of Chelmsford, MA, passed away on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Louise Ann DeLouis and loving father of the late Ralph Poplosky; devoted brother of Felis Storr of St. Louis, MO. Joe is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his loving companion of eleven years, Jane F. Beauregard. During the war, Joe worked as a Foreign Liaison Engineer for International Operations for Raytheon where he continued to work until his retirement. He was a member of the Bonnie Seniors of St. Bonaventures church, the John Alden Club of Manomet, and the Mayflower Amateur Radio Club. Joe was an avid ham operator known by many by his call sign W1WMZ. Funeral arrangements will be made by the Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours will be Monday, December 1 from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. A funeral service will be held at St. Bonaventures in Manomet, 799 State Road, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Manomet Cemetery, Manomet, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joes name to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. To send an online condolence or for directions go to



Richards, Robert

MENDON Robert Richards of Mendon passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. He is survived by his children, Patricia Melfi, Judith Jacobs, Paula O'Brien, Joseph Richards, Robert Richards Jr. and Regina Trudeau. Bob also leaves 12 grandhcildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Metro West Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadsworth Chiappini Funeral Home, 318 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home.



Robert J. Medas

Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:24 PM - Staff reports 

Robert J. Medas, of Clifton Street, Attleboro, died on Saturday hours following his 87th birthday. Husband of the late Mildred Esther (Hagar) Medas. Born in Taunton on November 21, 1921, he was a son of the late Manuel and Rose (DeMoura) Medas.  He was raised and educated in Taunton where he was a member of the class of 1940. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. From 1951 – 1959 he served as the foreman of the former Plastic Coated Products Company in Attleboro. Mr. Medas began his employment with the former ANOX Corporation before it became the Hillsinger Corporation that was also doing business as the Evans Case Company, in Plainville.  He was a manufacturing foreman for the firm for almost 30 years prior to his retirement in 1988.  He was a longtime member of the Ezekiel Bates Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M. in Attleboro; served as chairman of the Advisory Council for the Order of DeMolay; the Nava Grotto – M.O.V.P.E.R. in Attleboro; the Balfour Coin and Stamp Club in Attleboro and the Attleboro Power Squadron. Mr. Medas was an active member of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro where he served on a number of committees and as the church treasurer. He leaves a daughter: Donna J. Medas Patton and her husband, Max J. Patton, of Exeter, Rhode Island; a grandson: Jared Patton of Exeter, Rhode Island; a sister: Dorothy Lakin and her husband, Lloyd Lakin, of Raynham; his companion: Mae E. Barnes of North Attleboro; two sisters-in-law: Kathy S. (Sprigg) Hagar, wife of the late Roger Hagar who died in 2002, of Attleboro and Lillian (Boyer) Medas, wife of the late Albert Medas who died in 1996, of Coventry, Rhode Island; four nieces: Jane Fleury of Warwick, Rhode Island; Cindy Riel of Largo, Florida; Debbie Hagar of Troy, New York and Patty Starjensky of Waterford, New York; two nephews: Scott Jacobs of Raynham and Gary Jacobs in Florida.  He was the uncle of the late Paul Medas and Steven Hagar. Visitation with Veteran’s Honors on Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:45 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.  A ritual service conducted by the Ezekiel Bates Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M. will be performed at the conclusion of visitation on Tuesday, at 6:45. Funeral service on Wednesday at 1:00 PM at Murray Unitarian-Universalist Church, 505 North Main Street – Route 152, Attleboro.  Burial will follow at North Purchase Cemetery, Attleboro. Collation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Ezekiel Bates Lodge of Masons, 71 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA  02703 or to any charitable organization of personal selection.  HYPERLINK "" – (508) 695-0200  



Roche, Ruth A.

QUINCY Ruth A. (Bradbury) Roche of Quincy died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John S. Roche, Loving mother of John S. Roche, Jr. & wife Irene of Weymouth, Donald Roche & wife Linda of Barnstable, Marian & husband Dick Curtis of Carver, Cathy Roche of Braintree, Ruth Ann & husband Steve Walsh of Weymouth, Sister of Mabel Bradbury of Quincy, Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dear friend of Elaine Simonelli. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Saturday at 9:15 AM. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10:00 AM. Visitation prior to Mass starting at 8:30AM. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to a charity of your choice. Call 1-800-Keohane or see



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Silverman, Samuel S.

BOSTON Samuel Sheldon Silverman, of Boston, entered into rest on November 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Elinor (Francer) Silverman. Dear son of Hyman and Fannie Silverman. Devoted father of Laurie J. Shaffer of Lafayette, CA and Jon D. Silverman of San Jose, CA. Loving brother of Celia Becker and the late Manuel, Saul, Benjamin, Louis, Sydney and Bernard. Also survived by grandchildren Andrew J. Silverman and Melissa Shaffer and many loving nieces and nephews. Samuel was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Elks. Services at Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington St., Canton, 11 a.m. Friday, November 28. Interment at Quincy Hebrew Cemetery, Baker St., W. Roxbury. Memorial observance private. Remembrances in his memory may be made to the National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206. Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel 781-828-6990



Speroni, Peter F.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. Peter F. Speroni, 69, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Medway, died suddenly, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, in his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Manbucca) Speroni for 47 years. Arrangements are incomplete, under the direction of Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. Please visit us at



Steuterman, John P.

John P. Steuterman WEYMOUTH Deacon John P. Steuterman died November 24,2008 at Brigham & Women's Hospital after a long illness. He was 60 years old. Born and raised in Worcester, he had lived in Weymouth since 1974. John graduated in 1970 from the College of the Holy Cross. He was a former New England Sales Manager for Bachman Industries & Sunshine Biscuits. Due to illness, he retired in 2007 as National Sales Manager for H.P. Hood. Late member Mass. Food Bank, New England Food Foundation & the Board of Directors of the Mass. Food Assoc. John was ordained a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Boston in 2000 and served at the Church of the Resurrection in Hingham an most recently at Jerome's Church. Also 10 year National Guard Vet. Beloved husband of Jean E. (Foley) Steuterman. Father of James M. and his wife Shawna Steuterman of Milton, Anne E. and her husband Matthew Gorham of Bridgewater, Mary A. Steuterman of Weymouth and the late Matthew J. Steuterman. Brother of Rev. James M. Steuterman St. Ann's Church North Oxford, Paul Steuterman of Lehigh Acres,Fl. and the late Peter M. Steuterman. Grandfather of Abbie, Sadie and Colin Steuterman all of Milton. Prayer reception for Deacon John on Friday November 28, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the St. Jerome's Church, 632 Bridge St., N. Weymouth. Visitation will follow from 2-8 P.M. Relatives & friends invited. Vigil Prayer Service will conclude visitation at 8:00 P.M. in the church. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11:00 O'clock. Burial St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to St. Jerome's Parish 632 Bridge St. N. Weymouth, MA 02191. McDonald-funeral



Thomas, Charlene A.

BRIDGEWATER Charlene A. (Mackiewicz) Thomas, of Bridgewater, died suddenly, Nov. 25, 2008, in Good Samaritan Medical Center, in Brockton. She was born in North Hampton, May 7, 1949, and was a daughter of the late Lorraine J. (Vanasse) and Charles J. Mackiewicz. Charlene had been a resident of Bridgewater for 40 years. She was a cook for many years at Julio's Cafe, enjoyed gardening and was an avid dart player. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Stephen F. Thomas Sr. of Bridgewater; her children, Wendy and her husband Ron Bradley of Mountair, N.M., Julie Hurley of Randolph, Stephen Jr. and his wife Kim of Middleboro and Charles J. and his wife Kim of Fairfield, Vt. Charlene is also survived by seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, at 12 p.m., in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. (Rte. 18), Bridgewater. Visitation will take place prior to service from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Interment will be private at a later date. Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332




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Williams, Rose A.

QUINCY Rose A. (Peasce) Williams, 99 years old, of Quincy, died Tuesday, November, 25, 2008 at the Quincy Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Williams was born in Boston, raised and educated in East Boston. She had lived in Quincy for the last 68 years, earlier living in Dorchester. She was employed at Schraft s Candy in Everett for five years. In addition, she worked as a candy dipper at the Phillips Candy House in Dorchester. She was also a homemaker. Mrs. Williams belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She enjoyed crocheting and creating arts and crafts for her family. Beloved wife of the late Ralph H. Williams. Devoted mother of Loretta C. Morrison of Weymouth. Loving grandmother of Joseph J. Morrison of Long Island, NY, Michael W. Morrison of Weymouth, and James M. Morrison of Pembroke. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. She was the last of 7 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Saturday, November 29th at 8AM. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy at 9 o clock. Relatives & friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours Friday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

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