invited. Interment in Edson Cemetery, Lowell. Funeral Director Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com
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Earl H. Brazeal, Sr., 91, died peacefully Sat., Nov. 22, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Nell; his parents, Frank E. Brazeal and Albina L. (Beaudette) Brazeal; his brothers, Clarence and E. Richard Brazeal and his sisters, Beaulah Tapper and Elsie Howe. Earl is survived by his son, Earl Jr. and his wife Beverly of Woodstock, CT and by his daughter, Elaine Fulton and her husband Greg of Spencerport, NY; granddaughters, Tracy (Brazeal) Yanouzas and husband Niko of Monroe, CT, Suzanne (Brazeal) Hearn and husband Bob of Coventry, CT, Dulcie (Vertefeuille) Vannais and husband Jason of Willington, CT; grandson Jeremy Brazeal and wife Gina of Manchester, CT; also granddaughters Nancy (Fulton) Stephany and husband Scott, Deb (Fulton) Standing-Walton and husband Rob and Wendy (Fulton) Raggio, all of Rochester, NY. Earl is survived by eleven great granddaughters, seven great grandsons, two sisters, Ada Winter, age 100, of Worcester, MA and Evelyn Mackey, age 97, of Niantic, CT and many nieces and nephews. Earl was born June 15, 1917 in Lansdowne, PA. He was a mechanical engineer, a member of the West Boylston, MA Masonic Lodge and an avid golfer. Earl and Nell lived in MA, CT, NJ and eventually settled in Delaware where they enjoyed an active lifestyle for 40 years before moving to Rochester, NY three years ago, to be closer to family. A memorial service will be held at noon, Dec. 6th at the First Congregational Church, Springfield, VT, near where Earl and Nell first met. Memorial contributions may be made to Journey Home, Inc., 994 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. To share a memory please visit: www.NewcomerRochester.com
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 10 to 12 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. The burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Spring Grove Cemetery, 124 Abbott St., Andover. Donations can be made in memory of Andrew Brownlie to the: Massachusetts General Hospital, Diabetes Research Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,
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GULFPORT, FL —Joseph Cabral, Jr., 51, died October 21, 2008, at home. He was the son of the late Joseph Cabral, Sr., and Mary (Moniz) Cabral. Mr. Cabral was born in New Bedford. Survivors include 1 son, Kevin J. Normore and his companion, Krysten of New Bedford; 1 daughter, Vicki Tremblay and her husband, Douglas of New Bedford; 1 brother, Leonard Cabral of FL; 3 grandchildren, Bryn, Pierce & Kya; nieces & nephews. He was the brother of the late Gilbert Cabral. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.
Francis J. Callery Beloved Uncle, Veteran LOWELL Francis J. Callery, 83, a lifelong Lowell resident, died on November 27, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born in Lowell, on August 6, 1925, a son of the late James J. and Catherine (Morris) Callery. He was predeceased by his brothers, James J. Callery, Jr., and John J. Callery. Mr. Callery attended Lowell Schools, and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1943. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He was a retiree of New England Telephone/Nynex. Mr. Callery was well known in the Centralville section where he lived for 75 years. He currently resided at Father Norton Manor in Lowell. He was affectionately called "Da" by two generations of his family. He was a sports fan who followed all pro, college and local sports. He enjoyed the company of his family, and many friends. He also enjoyed a good meal, a cigar, and a bottle of Bud Light. Mr. Callery will be remembered as a kind, generous man by all who were fortunate to know him. He is survived by his niece and her partner, Sharon Callery and Ray Costello; his nephews, Michael Callery and his wife, Mary, Patrick Callery and his wife, Karen, Kevin Callery and James Callery; his sister-in-law, Alice Callery. He is loved by grand and great nieces and nephews, Cara Conley, Michael Conley, Catherine Callery, Sean Callery, Timothy Callery, Conor Callery, Nathan McCarthy, Eleanor Callery, Emily Callery, Brian Callery, Erin Conley, and Michaela Conley. He is also survived by his dear friends, Helene and Artie Parent, and his friends at Father Norton Manor. CALLERY Francis J. Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME 327 Hildreth Street, from 1 until 3 PM on Sunday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10 A.M. in St. Michael Church. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
Colin William Carey, 31, of Boston Ma., passed away November 27, 2008, at home, surrounded by his family. Much-loved husband of Erin Ruth (Clifford) Carey. He was born in New Haven, Ct. on Sept. 10, 1977, the son of John P. and Phyllis (Egan) Carey of Clinton, Ct. Colin graduated from The Morgan School in Clinton and from Boston University, where he received three degrees: a B.A. in History from C.A.S., a B.S. in Social Studies Education from S.E.D., and an Ed.M. from S.E.D. Colin was a history teacher for the last three years at Oakmont Regional High School. He also taught at Franklin High School in Franklin, Ma. and RHAM High School in Hebron, Ct. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, especially to Ireland to visit his many relatives. Colin loved the ocean and often vacationed on Cape Cod, where he and his wife honeymooned. He enjoyed attending B.U. hockey games and was an enthusiastic Red Sox fan. He was an avid reader and loved the game of golf. His favorite movie was Casablanca, although he watched Star Wars hundreds of times. He was devoted to his family, including his cat, Kylemore Abbey. Colin was a wonderful husband, a precious son, and an amazing brother. He will be sadly missed. Besides his parents and his wife of almost five years, he is survived by two brothers, Sean Fitzgerald Carey and Justin Jay Carey, both of Clinton, Ct.; a sister, Kristen Helen Carey of West Haven Ct., and a large and loving extended family. Family and friends are welcome to help us celebrate Colin's life and grieve his passing on Monday, December 1st, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton, Ct. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, also in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Colin Carey Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund will award a scholarship to a student from Oakmont High School who wishes to pursue a career in teaching. Colin was passionate about educating his students and we hope that others will be inspired by his example. Donations may be sent care of David Uminski, Principal, Oakmont Regional High School, 9 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham, MA 01430. May the light of his life and spirit shine through us for the rest of our days.
Kenneth W. Carter formerly of Wilmington, Navy vet; 67 BILLERICA Kenneth W. Carter, age 67, husband of Susan (Glavine) Carter, died unexpectedly Friday, at their home. He was born in Reading, November 12, 1941, son of the late Robert E. and Winfred (Rice) Carter, and was a longtime Wilmington resident before moving to Billerica in 1993. Mr. Carter served in the US Navy, was employed as a deburrer at Geartronics in Billerica, and was a school bus driver in Wilmington for 10 years. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Susan Carter of Lowell, and Kenny Matt Carter and his companion, Suzanne Latour of Tyngsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Shawn Thereault of Merrimack, NH; a step-daughter, Kathy Diamont and her husband, Chris of Billerica; two brothers and a sister-in-law; Thomas and Ruthann Carter of Billerica, and Ronald Carter of Fitchburg; one sister, Roberta Carter of NB; his grandchildren, Tabitha Carter, Samantha, Shawn and Jason Theriault, Zackery and Ally Diamont and Rhiana McCoy; a great-grandson, Timothy. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ann Lutz, a forever friend, Pam Lingley; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Stephen Carter. CARTER Of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington, unexpectedly Nov. 28, Kenneth W. Carter husband of Susan (Glavine) Carter. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd. Billerica at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Monday from 4 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital Trust, One Autumn St. #731, Boston, MA 02215 Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Funeral Directors W.J. and Dean M. Laurendeau.
NEW BEDFORD —Raymond A. Chartier, 80, of New Bedford died Thursday, November 27, 2008 after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Philias and Evelyne (Bilodeau) Chartier. Mr. Chartier was employed as a research chemist at U.S. Rubber in Naugatuck, CT for many years and had several patents registered. He later worked for Thompson Chemical Plant in Assonet which became Olin Corporation. He retired from the Olin Corporate Offices in Stamford, CT in 1978. After returning to New Bedford, he owned Plywood Ranch for five years. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the New Bedford Textile Institute, now UMass Dartmouth. For over forty years he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 605 in Fairhaven and the Acushnet River Safe Boating Club where he devoted much of his leisure time. He was also a member of the Dartmouth Salt Water Anglers. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his boating and fishing. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his beloved sister, Elaine Fortin and her husband Herve, and their two children, Jane Vieira and her husband Val, and Gary Fortin. His other nieces and nephews are Diane Chartier-Freitas, Philip, Karyl, Nancy, Lawrence, and Craig Chartier, all children of his late brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Philip and Winifred Chartier. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 5-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Funeral services and burial will be private. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Yvette R. (Dalphond) (Carter) Clarke of Newton, NH, Lowell native; 68 NEWTON, NH Yvette R. (Dalphond) (Carter) Clarke, 68, a resident of Newton, NH, died Monday, November 24, 2008, at the Exeter Hospital, NH. She was the wife of the late Timothy H. Clarke. Born in Lowell, on September 25, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Olive (Dubois) Dalphond. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Clarke was employed by Saints Memorial Medical Center in food services. She is survived by a daughter and her spouse, Roxanne M. and Paul Lavin of Newton, NH; three sons and their spouses, James J. and Pamela Carter of Lowell, Kevin M. Carter and Patricia Violette of Pace, FL, and Rocco F. and Juliet Carter of Tamworth, NH; a brother and his spouse, Albert and Shirley Dalphond of Dracut; a sister-in-law, Patricia Dalphond of Lowell; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Maurice Dalphond, and Cecile Dalphond. CLARKE Yvette R. It being her request, there will be no calling hours. Committal prayers will be offered on Tuesday morning, December 2, 2008 at 10 AM in St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Arrangements by the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME 327 Hildreth St., Lowell, MA 01850. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, beginning in the C. Frank Linnehan and Son Bradford Funeral Home, 52 Salem St., Bradford at 10 a.m. Interment with The Rite of Committal will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Main Street, West Boxford. Visiting hours will be held Monday in the C. Frank Linnehan and Son Bradford Funeral Home, 52 Salem St., Bradford from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in Susan's memory may be made to the Massachusetts Affiliate Inc., 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-1898. For directions, and online guestbook, please visit,
Florentino Lobao DeVasconcelos of Lowell, served in Portuguese Army; 67 LOWELL Florentino Lobao DeVasconcelos, 67, of Lowell, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maria Oldemira (Picanco) DeVasconcelos, with whom he celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary this past June. Born December 23, 1940, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, he was a son of the late Francisco DaSilva Vasconcelos and the late Maria DeJesus Lobao, and was educated in that area. He was a farmer while in Graciosa, and served in the Portuguese Army. He came to the United States with his family in 1975. He settled in Lowell, making his home in the Back Central Street Neighborhood and was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He was a member of the Portuguese American Civic League and the Portuguese American Club, as well the Holy Ghost Society and Veteranos Portugueses. He worked as a groundskeeper for the Belmont Country Club for 33 years. In addition to his wife, Maria, he is survived by three children, Ilidia V. Porto and her husband, Victor, of Salem, NH, L. M. Vasconcelos of Lowell, and Jeffrey DeVasconcelos of Lowell; three grandchildren, Juliana Porto, Claudia Porto, and Ryan Porto, all of Salem, NH; two sisters, Maria Gil of Lowell, and Almeirinda Morais of Lowell; four brothers, Juventino Vasconcelos and his wife, Auriolinda, of Peabody, Valentino Vasconcelos and his wife, Terezina, of Peabody, Celestino Vasconcelos and his wife, Valentina, of Graciosa, Azores, and Arlindo Vasconcelos and his wife, Ivone, of Graciosa, Azores; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Idalina Morais and the late Leontina Vasconcelos, and son-in-law of the late Manuel Picanco and Maria Diamantina, as well as the brother-in-law of the late Eduardo Morais, and the late Reginaldo Gil. DeVASCONCELOS YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON MONDAY. ON TUESDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND ST., LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO THE YAWKEY CANCER CENTER, DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, 165 CAMBRIDGE ST., SUITE 600, BOSTON, MA 02114 AND THE American Cancer Society, CENTRALIZED MEMORIAL PROCESSING CENTER, 30 SPEEN ST., FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
Albert DeVincent of Westford Albert DeVincent, died November 22, 2008, in Westford, Massachusetts. He was the loving husband of the late Ruth (Steifel) DeVincnt. Born September 30, 1927 in Lexington, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Ernest and Candida DeVincent. He was the brother of the late John, Arthur, Raymond, Henry, Rose (Lepore), Helen (D'Angelo) and Alice (Kroll) DeVincent of the Waltham area. He was the devoted father of Lois Stone of Wakefield, Candi DiDonato Socha of North Chelmsford, Vance DeVincent of Dracut, and Storm DeVincent of Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was the loving stepfather of Bill Brackett of Carlsbad, California; and is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors at the Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Rt. 20, Sudbury, Tuesday, December 2, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Albert DeVincent to American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22317. Late U.S. Army Airforce Veteran, WW II. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit (www.mem.com)
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to his memorial service Tuesday at 11 a.m at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Blg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843,The American Lung Assoc. 460 Trotten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451, or the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen MA 01844. Condolences to his family may be made at
Phyllis A. (Donahue) "Babe" Dolan, 73, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 27, 2008, in St. Vincent Hospital. Phyllis is survived by many nephews and nieces among them Donalda and Frank Plouffe of Spencer, and Barbara Carbonneau of Worcester; three grandchildren, Frank, Matthew, and Nicholas, and a great grandson, Jayden. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Vining. Phyllis was born in Worcester, daughter of Charles and Felice (Chirchigno) Donahue and was a graduate of Commerce High School, and lived in Monrovia California for many years before moving to Florida in 1994, and then returned to Spencer several years ago. She worked as a Physical Therapist in Florida for many years. Phyllis is a member of Hadwen Park Congregational Church. She enjoyed being with her family and enjoyed going to Foxwoods. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 5PM to 7PM in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. A memorial service and burial in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hadwen Park Congregational Church, 6 Clover St., Worcester, MA 01603.
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hours will be held on Monday, December 1st from 4-7 PM in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 684 Main St., Shrewsbury. A complete notice will appear on Monday. www.brittonfuneralhomes.com
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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. www.silvafuneralhome.com
Harold A. Fletcher, Sr. former Westford Water Dept. superintendent, EMT, and firefighter, Army vet; 81 WESTFORD Harold A. Fletcher, Sr., 81, beloved husband of Frances L. Chambers) Fletcher for 54 years, lifelong resident of Westford, died suddenly at Emerson Hospital in Concord, November 27th, 2008. Born in Westford, April 7th, 1927, the son of Austin D. Fletcher and Ethel M. (Ripley) Fletcher, he was a graduate of Westford Academy, Class of 1946. Harold began his firefighting career as a volunteer in high school and continued as a call fireman, and became Captain of Company I. He was an active EMT until his retirement in 1992 and assisted with the fundraising program for Westford's first ambulance. Harold joined the Army in 1951 and was stationed at Fort Devens in Ayer, MA and in Watertown, N.Y. for four years of service. Harold began his career in the Westford Water Department in 1947 and became Superintendent. He retired after 49 years of service. In recognition of that service, the water department well off Concord Road is named in his honor. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons; Harold "Haffie" A. Fletcher, Jr. and his wife, Deby of Westford, Roger "Roddy" Fletcher of Clovis, N.M., David Fletcher and his wife, Cindy of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, A. Dana Fletcher and his wife, Muriel E. Fletcher of Chelmsford; a sister, Marjorie F. Smith of Chelmsford; four granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. Harold was the brother of the late Reverend Charles Fletcher, stepson of Eleanor (Colburn) Fletcher, brother-in-law of the late Lawrence Smith, and was father-in-law of the late Linda (Sena) Fletcher. FLETCHER Visiting hours on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the HEALY FUNERAL HOME, 57 NORTH MAIN ST., WESTFORD. His funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 75 Cold Spring Rd. Westford. Burial to follow in St. Mark's Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Westford Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 197, Westford, MA 01886. FUNERAL DIRECTOR, J.A. HEALY SON, WESTFORD. 978.692.6502.
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Aldo W. Gatti, 91, formerly of Shrewsbury died Wednesday November 26, 2008 in the Windsor Nursing Center South Yarmouth. Aldo is survived by a sister Mentana Gatti of Worcester, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Carmelina (Ermilio) Gatti, and two sisters Ora and Volga Gatti. Aldo was born in Worcester son of the late Gaetano and Mary (Galacini) Gatti and lived in Shrewsbury most of his life.He was a graduate of North High School class of 1936, and Holy Cross College in 1940. He was a Navy veteran of WW11 serving in the Intelligence Corps. Aldo was the proprietor of Worcester Monumental Works on Shrewsbury St for many years before he retired. He was a fine artist, a boating and golf enthusiast and world traveler. He enjoyed his homes in Shrewsbury and Worcester and really enjoyed working in his profession. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Many thanks to all who so lovingly took care of Aldo during his latter years. Aldo's funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11AM in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. a calling hour will be held from 9AM to 11AM prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 72 Cambridge St. Worcester, MA 01063. Guestbook at mercadantefuneral.com
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Joseph D. Guertin in Florida, family in Tyngsboro, WWII vet; 86 WEST PALM BEACH, Florida Joseph D. Guertin, 86, resident of Palm Lake Estates, West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Putnam, CT, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 27, 2008, at the Hospice of the West Palm Beach VA Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1922, in West Warwick, RI, son of the late Arthur Guertin and the late Rose Chattelle. A member of the "Greatest Generation of Americans", he served his country with distinction during WWII in the 709th Military Police Battalion in the European Theater. He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Ruth (Varbedian); 3 loving children and their spouses, Linda Anastasia and her husband, Richard of Westerly, RI, Larry Guertin and his wife, Judith of Tyngsboro, MA, Denise Sklaroff and her husband, Neil of Brooklyn, NY and Charlestown, RI; four adoring grandchildren, Stephen Anastasia, Lisa Anastasia, Mark Anastasia, and Matthew Guertin; and 2 very special great-grandchildren, Xavier and Svante Anastasia. He was the brother Walter Spraske of Ballouville, CT, and the late Nelson (Bob) Guertin, and the late Henry (Pat) Guertin, both of Putnam CT. GUERTIN It being his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Following cremation interment will take place at a Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts. Donations may be made in his name to the Hospice of the West Palm Beach VA Hospital, C/O Voluntary Service (Community Living Center Acc. #8024), 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach FL 33410-6400.
SALEM —Former Massachusetts Senate President Kevin B. Harrington of Salem has died after a period of failing health. He was 79. Harrington's death Thursday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers was confirmed by a staff member at the funeral home handling his arrangements. Harrington was elected to the state Senate in 1958 and ended his time on Beacon Hill as the chamber's president between 1970 and 1978. Harrington was committed to public education, authoring bills establishing minimum pay standards and certification requirements for teachers and mandatory statewide kindergarten education. Senate President Therese Murray said Harrington was "one of the commonwealth's most dedicated public servants." "He will be remembered for his leadership, commitment to public education, and, most importantly, his devotion to his constituents and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," Murray said in a statement. After retiring from the Legislature, Harrington founded Issues Management Inc., a lobbying and consulting firm, and kept active in education, serving as a guest lecturer or teacher at numerous colleges, including Harvard and Salem St. Former Salem City Councilor Kevin Harvey said he remembers the 6-foot-9 Harrington as a political leader who was also his grade school basketball coach. "One of the things that Kevin instilled in me, from when I was in seventh grade until the end, was the importance to him of friendship and loyalty," Harvey told The Salem News. Harrington is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen, two sons and three daughters.
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Mary Virginia (Carroll) Hedberg, 83, of Duncannon Ave., died Mon., Nov. 24. Her husband of 36 years, Harold W. Hedberg died on Oct. 20. She leaves three stepchildren, Kate Zannoni and her husband Steve of Shaker Heights, OH and their children, Dante and Cesare, Kevin Hedberg and his wife Marie of Norfolk and their children, Michelle and Kristina and Brian Hedberg and his wife Helen of Needham and their children, Andrew, Matthew and Mark; nieces; nephews; grand-nieces; grand-nephews and great grand-nieces; great grand-nephews. She was the sister of John J., Irene O'Rourke, George H., Rev. David F.S.J., Sister Frances Julienne SND, Vincent P., and Roger T. Jr. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Roger and Julia (Carroll) Carroll and graduated from Ascension High School in 1942 and Clark University in 1946 in the first class of women graduates. Mary Virginia was a supervisor in the proof reading department at Heffernan Press for 35 years, retiring in 1982 and worked at Capeside Realty, Dennisport for three years. She was a member of the Clark University Alumni and its Council Board, the Worcester Executive Assoc. and A.A.U.W. She enjoyed volunteering at Elder Services of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Notre Dame Long Term Care and the Campion Center for Retired Jesuits in Weston. The funeral will be held Saturday, December 6, from CALLAHAN & FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle St. with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Rd. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. A visiting hour will be held Saturday, December 6, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Campion Center 319 Concord Rd., Weston, 02493. To place an on-line condolence, please visit www.callahanfay.com
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John Herron, an architect and supporter of numerous historic preservation initiatives, died Friday at his home in Worcester. He was 90. Mr. Herron was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, the son of Robert and Hazel I. (Downs) Herron. His wife of 45 years, Frances M. (Dresser) Herron, was born in Worcester and died in 1995. He is survived by his children: John Jr. and his wife, Julia L. Moore, of Cambridge; Frank F. and his wife, Sandra A. Urie, of Winchester; Josephine R. L. Truesdell and her husband, Philip A., of Worcester; and Mary D. Herron and her husband Seth F. C. Richardson of Chicago. In addition, he leaves seven grandsons: Andrew C. Herron of Boston; Stephen M. Herron of Winchester; Edward W. Herron of Syracuse, N.Y.; Samuel B. Truesdell of Worcester; Levi L. W. Herron of Cambridge; and Benjamin N. and Lincoln H. S. Richardson of Chicago. Mr. Herron attended Chillicothe public schools and Ohio State University, was graduated from Denison University, and received a master's degree in architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean. Mr. Herron lived in Worcester for 58 years, practicing architecture for 40 years as a sole practitioner and then as a partner in Herron & Carlson, AIA. He was a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects, a past member of the Boston Society of Architects and the State Association of Architects. He was a founder of both Preservation Worcester and the Salisbury Mansion Associates, and from 1969-72 was director of the Worcester Historical Society where he was an early advocate promoting Worcester's industrial heritage. He was a member of the American Antiquarian Society, a past corporator and past chairman of the Members Council of the Worcester Art Museum, a corporator of the Worcester Children's Friend Society, the Higgins Armory Museum and the Worcester County Horticultural Society. He was a member and vestryman of All Saints Church and a member of the Yellow Label Club, the Worcester Club, the Worcester Players Club, the Worcester Fire Society, the Bohemians, and the Worcester Shakespeare Club. In addition, he wrote innumerable letters to the editor, many of them concerning downtown Worcester and the preservation of Worcester architecture and neighborhoods. One of six original inductees into Preservation Worcester's Hall of Fame, Mr. Herron said he "moved to Worcester in 1951 as a modern architect aiming to transform the city with aluminum and glass until he saw Mechanics Hall" -- at which point he became a committed preservationist. Although fully embracing Worcester, his Ohio roots remained strong throughout his adult life, returning regularly to Chillicothe where he succeeded his siblings as managing partner of the family farms, portions of which had been acquired in the 1830's. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 at All Saints Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester. Contributions may be made to Preservation Worcester to support the Frannie Herron Park in Crown Hill (10 Cedar Street, Worcester 01609) or to the All Saints Church for the benefit of the choirs (10 Irving St., Worcester, 01609).
NEW BEDFORD —Bruce A. Houghton, Sr., 51, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of Bertha (Teves) Houghton, of New Bedford and the late Alton Houghton, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and was formerly employed in the construction field. In his leisure time he enjoyed camping; loved being with his family and especially his dogs "Jay-Jay" and "Sandy." Survivors include his mother, his two sons Bruce A. Houghton, Jr. and his wife Michele, of CA and John A. Houghton and his fiancéJessica Gower of Fairhaven; his daughter Christine M. Pulsifer and her husband Doug of Northboro; four grandchildren Joseph, Shamus, Lexi and Kyle; five brothers: Brian and Alton Houghton, Jr., both of New Bedford, Wayne Houghton of Wareham, David Houghton of Taunton and Kenny Houghton of Fairhaven; many nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated. His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM at Acushnet Wesley United Methodist Church, 67 Main St., Acushnet. Arrangements by Rock Funeral Home.
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Richard Jakubowski, 62, of 20 Lincoln St., died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 25, 2008. He leaves his loving family: one brother, Ronald Jakubowski and his wife Mary of Dudley; two sisters: Jeanne Thomay and her husband Frank of Hingham, Mary Piette and her husband Mark of Webster; a dear nephew and nieces, grand nephews and nieces. He was born in Webster, the son of the late Alexander Jakubowski and the late Ann (Mazurek) and lived here all his life. A funeral Mass for Richard will be Monday, December 1st at 10 AM in Saint Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb St., Webster. Calling hour is on Monday, December 1st from 8:30-9:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery, Webster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Saint Joseph School Fund. Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley assisted the family. www.bartelfuneralhome.com
NEW BEDFORD —Marilyn C. (Belanger) Jason, 61, of New Bedford died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at home. She was the wife of the late Lynn P. Jason. Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Adelard F. and Harriet E. (Sleight) Belanger, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa M. Wood of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Jacqueline Stallone of Springfield; two grandchildren, Tanner Ruth and Randi Wood; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford Monday 12-2 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
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Sophia L. Kasprzak-Reece, age 92, formerly of West Palm Beach, FL, died Saturday, November 29, 2008, at Millbury Health Care Center. Her husband, James Reece died in 1991. She leaves two sons, Charles Kasprzak of North Oxford and Robert Kasprzak of Worcester, two daughters, Eleanor Hipson of Highlands Ranch, CO and Charlene Trace of Morrison, CO; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Sophia was born in Boston, daughter of the late Peter and Amelia (Surkont) Makarewicz and lived in West Brookfield before moving to West Palm Beach. She resided in Millbury for the past two years. Sophia loved living in Florida. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory can be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave/Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA is directing arrangements.
FAIRHAVEN —Joseph Emile Labadie, 91 of Alden Road, formerly of Acushnet passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Alden Court after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Laura C. (Chaves) Labadie after sixty-one years of marriage. Joe often talked about working in Vermont under the Civilian Conservation Corps from November 1935-March 1939. Joe served as the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II from October 1942-1945 in Africa, France, Germany and Italy. Upon returning home he worked at the Newport Naval Station and later for the Good Year Tire and Rubber Company for over thirty years. He owned Labadie's Lawn and Garden Service from 1946-1979. During this time he sponsored and participated in bowling leagues and sponsored a baseball team. In the 1950's he actively volunteered for the Fairhaven Civil Defense as an ambulance driver and dispatcher. He also owned and managed Dartmouth Cyclery with his son-in-law Bob. He attended New Bedford Vocational Technical School and later received his High School Diploma from New Bedford High School sometime during the 70's. He also attended evening classes at U. Mass Dartmouth. He enjoyed tending to his property in Acushnet and spending time with his family and wife Laura. He leaves one daughter Carole Hall and her husband Bob of Acushnet, MA; two grandchildren, James Hall and his wife Cheryl of Acushnet, MA; Wendy Hall-Furtado of Plymouth, MA; four great-grand children, Tanya Hall of New Bedford and Samuel, William, and Charles Furtado of Plymouth, MA; one brother, Edward Labadie of Hartford, Ct., and one Sister, Sister Irene Labadie of Valley Field, Canada, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Labadie was the father of the late David Labadie and brother of the late, Br. Albert Labadie and Theresa Landry. His funeral will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 8:45 am from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts to be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Main Street, North Fairhaven. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery #1, New Bedford. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5:00-8:00 pm in the funeral home. For information and directions please go to: www.hathawayfunerals.com or call: 508-994-9471
Harry Lambert of Dracut, UMass Lowell retiree; 78 DRACUT Harry Lambert, 78, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at his Dracut home, following a long illness. He was the husband of Janice (Willard) Lambert with whom he would have been celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2008. Born in Dracut, on August 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Edgar and Gabrielle (Ladebauche) Lambert. He was educated in Lowell Schools. He was a Dracut resident for over 50 years residing in the Elsmere Area. In his younger days, he enjoyed fishing throughout New Hampshire. He worked as a brick mason for 18 years, then worked at UMASS LOWELL, as a janitor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Pauline Zolkos of Orange City, FL, Rita Gouveia of Salem, NH, and Peggy Gouveia and her husband, Thomas of Lady Lakes, FL; three grandchildren, Jennifer Daigle and her husband, Donald of Litchfield, NH, Brian Lambert of Nashua, NH, and Ashley Lambert of Dracut; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Raymond Cheney of Pelham, NH, and Alan Williard of Lowell. He was the father of the late Brian Lambert, and brother of the late Madeline Lafontaine, Gilberte Perrault, and Claire Ouellette. LAMBERT Harry G. Relatives and friends will be received at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, for Memorial Visitation on Monday from 4 until 7 PM. Committal prayers will be offered on Tuesday morning at 11 AM in the Richardson Cemetery, Dracut. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from the Diaz-Healy Funeral Home, Inc., 107 South Broadway, opposite St. Patrick Church, South Lawrence. Visiting hours will take place today, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 from 2 to 6 p.m. A funeral service in the funeral home's South Chapel will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday. Services will conclude at Linwood Chapel Crematory, Haverhill. Relatives and friends are kindly called to attend. Those in need of assistance to attend the scheduled services may call Manolito F. Diaz at Tel. 978-685-5732 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation. Condolences may be registered at
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Mauro "Tut" Losapio, 87, of Marborough, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. Mauro is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Josephine "Peppy" (Abasciano) Losapio; a daughter, Barbara M. Fitzgerald and her husband Patrick of Worcester; two brothers, Arthur Losapio of Worcester and Peter Losapio of Dover, New Hampshire; a sister, Lucy Rinaldi of Worcester; two grandchildren, Jason Fitzgerald of New York City and Kelly and her husband Craig Wencis of Northborough, many nieces and nephews, including, Maurice "Butch" Vuona who he helped raise. He was predeceased by a daughter, AnnMarie Harman and a brother, Frank G. Losapio. He was born in Worcester, son of Paul and Mary (Lavalpicello) Losapio, and has lived most of his life in Marlborough. He earned his Associates Degree in Engineering from Worcester Junior College. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the United States Army. Tut worked for various dealerships in auto body before becoming co-owner of Central Auto Rebuilders in Marlborough. He was a generous man, to his family as well as the support of many local organizations. He was a member of the Marlboro Lions Club, Marlboro Fish & Game Assn., and the Eastside Post #201, American Legion. Mauro enjoyed organic gardening, traveling to his Florida home in Flagler Beach, FL and boating with his family on Winnisquam Lake, NH. The funeral for Tut will be held Tuesday, December 2nd from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester with a Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours will be held Monday, December 1st from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY, 10163 or to the VNA Care Network, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608. To share your thoughts and memories of Mauro, please visit his personal guestbook at: mercadantefuneral.com
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Mrs. Mary L. (Reynolds) Freitas, of Taunton died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov- ember 26 at her residence.  She was the wife of Joseph N. Freitas.  She was born 58 years ago in Brockton, the daughter of the late Raymond and Emily (Weir) Reynolds. She was educated in Taunton, having graduated from Taunton High School and had been a city resident for most of her life.  Mrs. Freitas had been employed as a school bus driver for Bloom’s Bus Lines for 10 years.  She was previously employed at the Paul A. Dever State School for several years.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she leaves:     2 sons: Joseph Freitas of Norton                 Jeremy Freitas of Taunton     1 daughter: Darby Freitas of Taunton     1 brother: John Reynolds of Taunton     3 sisters: Jane Becker of Taunton                    Debbie Lopes of Taunton                    Cathy Monroe of Taunton     3 grandchildren: Noah and Katya Freitas both of Norton                                Jeremy Freitas Jr. of Taunton     several nieces, nephews and cousins A Funeral Service will be held at The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, on Monday, December 1 at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.  For online guestbook, directions and obituary informa- tion, please visit www.r-mfh.com.
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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 www.r-mfh.com.
Mary S. May of Chelmsford, St. John member; 82 CHELMSFORD Mrs. Mary S. May, of Chelmsford, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at the Keystone Nursing Home in Leominster, MA. She was married to the late Francis G. May who died April 9, 1991. Born in Lowell on June 4, 1926, the daughter of the late John and Helen (Glibus) Salukas. She attended the Lowell School System. She was employed with the McGowen Educator Cracker Co. in Lowell for nine years, Anton's Cleaners in North Chelmsford, Willow Manor Nursing Home, Northwood Nursing Home, and Heritage Nursing Home all of Lowell, and retiring from the Bay State Vending Co. in Lowell in 1991. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of North Chelmsford. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Gail (Gutkneckt) May of Rowe, MA, and George and Darlene (Arsnault) May of New Ipswich, NH; two daughters, June May of Leominster, and Nancy Wagner of Mechanicsville, VA; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Salukas of Lowell, the late Ann Salukas of Lowell, the late Helen Pierro of Chelmsford, the late Stanley Salukas of Lowell, and the late Julie Moody of Lowell. MAY Mary S. (Salukas) May, of Chelmsford, died November 28, 2008. Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Tues. at 8 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041.
Joseph W. McGee, 23, of Worcester died unexpectedly Thursday November 27, 2008 at home. Calling hours will be held from 5-8PM on Tuesday. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sean H. McGee, 41, of Worcester, formerly of Westborough, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at home. Born in Framingham, he is the son of Robert and Lois (Neumann) McGee of Bradenton, Florida. He was educated in Westborough schools and attended Assabet High School. Sean was employed as a boiler remover for Jim's Boilers in North Grafton. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Ryan McGee, of California. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at 10:00 A.M. in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. A calling hour will precede the service from 9 to 10 A.M. Please omit flowers. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 3 John St., Westborough, MA 01581 westboroughfuneralhome.com
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Bradford, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences to her family may be made at
Thomas N. McIlwaine, 80, passed away Saturday, November 29, after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Winifred (Spencer) McIlwaine; three children, Bruce McIlwaine of West Yarmouth, Heather of West Yarmouth and Amy Therrien of Worcester. He also leaves eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was born in County Down, Northern Ireland, the son of Francis and Mary (Nesbitt) McIlwaine and came to America in 1949. He attended Becker Junior College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. McIlwaine worked as an Insurance Underwriter for Paul Revere Insurance Company before retiring. The funeral and burial services will be private. Memorial contributions in Mr. McIlwaine's name may be made to The UMass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605. Arrangements are under the care of LINDQUIST LUNDIN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Butler St. To place online condolences please visit www.lindquist lundin.com
Rose M. "Dolly" (Mandella) McMahon, 84, formerly of Dorset St, died peacefully on Sunday, November 23, 2008, at St. Francis Home, with her daughters at her side. Her husband of 49 years, John J. McMahon, a Worcester Firefighter, died November 11, 1995. She leaves two daughters, Caron A. Mirick and her husband Stephen G. Mirick of Princeton, Maureen A. Galvin and her husband James M. Galvin of Worcester; five grandchildren, Adam M. Mirick of Greenwich, CT, Nicholas W. Mirick of Somerville, Sean M. Galvin of Stamford, CT, Ariannah B. Mirick of Philadelphia, PA, Patrick F. Galvin of Worcester; a brother-in-law, John Carlson of West Boylston; three sisters-in-law, Mary G. Prunier, Lillian T. Scavone and Claire McMahon and her husband Edward P. McMahon, all of Worcester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her sister, Dorothy M. McGuiness of Shrewsbury, predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Amelia R. (CaraDonna) Mandella and was a life long resident of the city. She was a graduate of Commerce High School and the New England School of Accounting. Rose worked as a clerk at the Worcester Registry of Deeds for several years. She previously worked at Norton Company. She was a member of Christ the King Church and a former member of St. Bernard Church and its' Rosary Sodality. She was a gifted pianist and enjoyed playing a wide range of music from the classics, to jazz, and the popular ballads of her generation. Rose loved spending time with her grandchildren and was exceptionally proud of all they have accomplished. She also loved gardening, especially tending to the annual bed surrounding her statue of St. Anthony, and attending the St Francis Novena over the years with her husband at St. John Church. The family would like to express their gratitude for the exceptional care, the respect and the many kindnesses shown to "Mum", during her stay over the last seven years at St. Francis Home. There are no calling hours. Private services were held at the convenience of the family, followed by burial in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA. The family suggests donations in memory of Rose be made to St. Francis Home, 101 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604. Condolence messages may be sent to the family on-line at www.kellyfuneralhome.com
NEW BEDFORD —Doris B. (Lamontagne) McQuade, 85, of Westport passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital. She was wife of the late Walter J. "Scotty" McQuade. Born in Westport, daughter of the late Nazaire and Amelia (Boudreau) Lamontagne, she was a lifelong resident of Westport. Prior to retirement in 1974, she worked at the War College in Newport, RI. Mrs. McQuade was a Communicant of St. George Church, Westport. Survivors include a sister: Irene R. Wiley of Westport; and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Leo, Rene, Romeo and Norman Lamontagne and Ange Jordan. At the request of the family kindly omit flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Rd., Westport. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.
Denise (Belanger) McShane, 57, passed away Thursday, November 27. Arrangements are under the care of FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 1 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston, MA.
Lawrence F. Miskell, II of Ayer, formerly of Westford, Army vet; 58 AYER Lawrence F. Miskell, II, 58, of Ayer, formerly of Westford, husband of the late Janet (Hand) Miskell, died suddenly on November 27th, at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. He was born September 24th, 1950 in Brighton, MA, a son of Lawrence Miskell and Kathleen (Stronach) Miskell of Southbridge, who survive him. He was a 1970 graduate of Westford Academy, and served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. In his youth, he worked at the Old Oaken Bucket in Westford, later he worked with Cabot Corporation, and Wang Laboratories He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Video Production from Fitchburg State College. He enjoyed working in a variety of films and enthusiastically shared his passion with family and friends. He was also an avid cyclist. Besides his parents, he is survived by his son, Clinton Miskell and his wife, Stacey of Dorchester, MA, and a granddaughter, Ivy Jane Miskell. He is also survived by seven brothers, Timothy Miskell and his wife, Dini of Hartland, CT, Daniel Miskell and his wife, Terry of Franklin, Maine, Thomas Miskell of Merrimack, N.H., Robert Miskell and his wife, Debbie of Hudson, N.H., John Pyle and his wife, Deb of Woodstock, CT, Francis Miskell, USAF-Edwards AFB, CA, Brian Miskell and his wife, Sandra of Woodstock, CT. Also surviving him are his three sisters, Jean Sougnez and her husband, Jeffrey of Chelmsford, Theresa Sires and her husband, Earl of Conway, N.H., Janet Grene and her husband, Nick of Ireland; and many nieces and nephews, and friends. MISKELL Visiting hours Sunday (Today), November 30th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the HEALY FUNERAL HOME, 57 NORTH MAIN ST., WESTFORD. His funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Church, 107 N. Main St., Westford. Burial to follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., #501, Boston, MA. FUNERAL DIRECTOR J.A. HEALY SON, WESTFORD, 978.692.6502.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Liturgy for Mr. Molinaro was celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Easton. Friends were invited to call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. Easton, where a prayer service was held at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be at Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1846, Easton, MD 21601.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. Cremation will take place at Linwood Crematory. For more information, go to, . Arrangements are by the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 N. Main St., Andover.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Star of the Sea Church, Beach Road, Salisbury. Her burial will be in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in North Andover. At her request there will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are by the Twomey LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Star of the Sea Church, Beach Road, Salisbury, MA 01952.
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Nina Wilcox Menges, 91 years old died at her home on Friday morning, November 28, 2008.  Born on May 15, 1917 in Pomfret, CT.  She was a 1934 graduate of Taunton High School, attended the University of CT and was a graduate of the Wilfred Academy in Boston. A Dighton resident in 1933 she was the widow of US Army Capt. Wilbur Swift Menges, Retired; who was also a former Police Chief for the Town of Dighton. She was a hairdresser for over 68 years retiring only 5 years ago due to a knee injury.  Mrs. Menges was member for a long time of the Berkley Congregational Church.   She was a choir member of the Episcopal Church in Pomfret, CT.; contributor to entertainments, Dighton Rock Grange; Chaperon  for the USO entertainments at Camp Myles Standish during WW II; Spotter for enemy aircraft for the Town of Dighton during WW II; Raced outboard hydroplanes for Menges Boat Works, Inc; a Dighton Police Department Matron, 1952-1954; and a member of the Dighton Mother’s Club and a Cub Scout Den Mother.  She is the mother of Patrick Windward Menges of Dighton, Myrna D. Santos of Dighton, Brenda Johnson and her husband John of Boca Raton, FL; Laurenda Ann Rose of North Dighton and Melissa Sue Masters of North Dighton.  Mrs. Menges is the grandmother of Douglas Rose, Peter Rose, Stephen Rose, Gregory Johnson, Robert Adams, Dale Goulart and Melanie Marcus and   is the great grandmother of eleven.  Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held in the Berkley Congregational Church on Wednesday at 10    AM.  Visiting hours on Tuesday from 4-8PM in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South) Taunton.  Interment Dighton Unitarian Church  Cemetery.  Flowers are welcome but donations are encouraged by the family to the Dighton Ambulance Fund, Dighton Fire Department, Main St. Dighton MA 02715.  To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA
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Michael Francis O'Hare formerly of Tyngsboro; 64 MILFORD, NH Mr. Michael Francis O'Hare, 64, a 7-year resident of Milford, NH, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008, surrounded by his family at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH. He was married to Mrs. Sandra (Wesson) O'Hare with whom he had celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on October 9, 2008. Born in Lowell, MA on July 27, 1944, the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Pease) O'Hare. Mr. O'Hare was raised in Tyngsboro, MA where he resided for many years. He attended Tyngsboro and Lowell public schools. Mr. O'Hare was a Construction Supervisor for HJ Stabile and Son of Nashua, NH, and later for R.L. Jeanotte of Shirley, MA until his early retirement in 1994 due to illness. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA. Michael was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed collecting antique cars. He coached Little League Baseball in Westford and Tyngsboro, MA. Besides his loving wife, Sandra, he is survived by a daughter, Maureen O'Hare of Milford, NH; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Darlene (Manning) O'Hare, Jr. of Tyngsboro; two cherished grandchildren, Shaun O'Hare and Kylie O'Hare, both of Tyngsboro, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patricia and John Werda of Pine City, NY, Joanne O'Hare of Murriett, CA, Maureen and Thomas Bennett of Dover, NH; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. He was the brother of the late Joseph O'Hare of Windham, NH. Michael was also predeceased by his beloved dog, Molly who died earlier this month. O'HARE Michael Francis O'Hare of Milford, NH, formerly of Tyngsboro, MA, passed away November 27, 2008. Visiting hours Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Monday, at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. Memorials may be made in his name to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St. Suite 450, Newton, MA 02158-1287 www.arthritis.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Beverly Anne 'Bev' (Donnelly (Bourget)) Paquette lifelong resident of Lowell; 72 LOWELL Beverly Anne "Bev" (Donnelly (Bourget)) Paquette, 72, died unexpectedly, Friday, November 21, 2008. A daughter of the late Francis M. and the late M. Loretta (Reardon) Donnelly, she was born February 15, 1936, in Lowell, and was educated in the local schools. She made her lifelong home in Lowell, and was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church. She was an avid Bingo player, but mostly enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had worked for Wah Sang Restaurant for 25 years and will be fondly remembered by many of their customers. She is survived by five children, Patricia A. (Bourget) Hebert of Worcester, Jack R. Bourget of Sebastian, FL, Denise R. Bourget of Lowell, James P. Bourget of Lowell, and Cassandra A. Paquette of Lowell; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Karen B. Rogers and her husband, Thomas, of Bellingham, and Sebastian, FL; several nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friends, Kimberly Alexander, Florence LeDuc, and Beverly Martel, all of Lowell. She was also the sister of the late Paul B. Donnelly, and the late Barbara J. Donnelly. PAQUETTE YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY. ON MONDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HER FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
Carol A. (Proal) Parslow, 69, of Worcester, died Saturday, November 29th in the Jewish Healthcare Center. Her husband of 40 years, Donald R. Parslow, Sr. died in 1997. She leaves a son, Donald R. Parslow, Jr. of Worcester; a brother, Robert Proal and his wife Mary of Auburn; two sisters, Nancy Loftus and her husband Francis of Auburn and Ruth Orne of Worcester; several nephews and nieces. Her daughter, Patricia Ann Parslow died in 1991. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Andrew and Jane (Tucker) Proal. Mrs. Parslow was employed by Shaw's Supermarket on Goldstar Boulevard as a cashier for more than 20 years and had previously been employed by Iandoli Market. She was a member of the Worcester Senior Center and the 49er's Club and a former member of Pine Ridge Country Club in North Oxford. Mrs. Parslow enjoyed golfing and bowling. The funeral is Tuesday, December 2nd with a service at 10:00 AM in O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are Monday, December 1st from 5:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home. oconnorbrothers.com
Edward Irving Poskitt, age 89, died November 25. Husband of the late Priscilla (Glidden) Poskitt and beloved father of Ann (Poskitt) Knell and her husband Kenneth of East Dennis. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Michael Knell, Erik Bohlin, Christina Colunio, Neill Bohlin, Robert Knell and Bethany Bohlin, and seven great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Hallett Funeral home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth on Monday, December 1 from 4-6 P.M. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 2 in the Dennis Union Church, Route 6A, Dennis MA at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Poskitt Scholarship Fund, c/o Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Dolphin Branch, D-Y Regional High School, 210 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Albert D. Ramstrom, 70, of Grafton, died on Thursday, November 27, 2008, at UMass Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Sherry J., of 43 years. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the Robert and Jean (Horne) Ramstrom. Albert was a graduate of Framingham High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Bentley College, Waltham. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Colorado, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. While living in Framingham, he served as a town meeting member and a deacon at the Plymouth Congregational Church. After a career in the software industry working for such companies as Raytheon, Data General, and Marcam, he retired in 2005. He was appreciated by all who knew him for his sense of humor and love of games. He enjoyed spending time on sandy beaches, relaxing by the pool with family and friends, as well as planting a large backyard vegetable garden. Albert is survived by a son, William D. Ramstrom of Boston; a daughter, Kerstin E. Ramstrom of Boston; a brother, Robert W. and his wife, Faith (Green) Ramstrom of Natick, and their children, Pamela, Donna, and Eric. He was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn I., who died in childhood. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 11:00 AM at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Framingham Centre, Framingham. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Norton Funeral Home, Union Avenue, Framingham. A private burial will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.
NEW BEDFORD —Gilbert Rebello, 89, of New Bedford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Valsmira (Pacheco) Rebello, married 54 years; and son of the late John and Mary (Rego) Rebello. He was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church whereas he was the recipient of the Marian Medal Award. He was formerly employed at People's Market and as Manager of the Liquor Mart. Mr. Rebello was a former member of the Sassaquin Lions, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife; a son Gilbert F. Rebello and his wife Nancy of Tiverton, RI; a granddaughter Susan Black and her husband John of Kansas; two great grandchildren Nelle and Isabella. He was the brother of the late Mayme Scott, Christine Bettencourt, Antone and John Rebello. In accordance with his wishes there will be no visitation and his funeral was private. Entombment at Notre Dame Mausoleum. heduled at a later date. Arrangements by Rock Funeral Home
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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 "http://www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com" www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com – (508) 695-0200
Roberto 'Chino' Rodriguez of Lowell, Bradford Industries worker; 53 LOWELL Roberto "Chino" Rodriguez, 53, of Lowell, died unexpectedly, November 25, 2008, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. For over 15 years, he was the husband of the late Carmen T. (Colon-Rivera) Rodriguez who died in 2003. A son of Alejandrino Rodriguez of Puerto Rico and Maria Rodriguez of Lowell, he was born January 21, 1955, in Salinas, Puerto Rico. He moved with his family to the Lowell area and was educated in the local schools. He worked for Joan Fabrics for 15 years before working as a machine operator for Bradford Industries for over 20 years. Chino enjoyed cars, taking trips to Foxwoods, was an avid Red Sox Fan, was always the life of the party whenever he was around and could always be counted on for lending a hand whenever he could. In addition to his parents, Alejandrino and Maria, he is survived by a son, Alberto Rodriguez of Lowell; seven brothers and sisters, Junior, Raymond, Alex, Carmen, Francisca, Elia, and Abigail; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. RODRIGUEZ YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AT 10 A.M. IN THE FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL IN WESTLAWN II CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
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ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Barker St., Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Louis' memory to the Mary Immaculate Nursing Restorative Center, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01841. For directions and condolences, please visit our website and online guestbook at
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may call at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT, on Monday from 8 until 9:15 A.M., followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 A.M. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Dracut. Interment in St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Those who wish may make donations in his name to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852. For online condolences and directions visit dracutfuneralhome.com.
will be Monday from 6-8 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. For directions and condolences please go to www.perryfuneral.com
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Vera B. (Kapurch) Taylor, 91, formerly of Jefferson and Worcester, died Friday, Nov. 28, in Blaire House, 116 Houghton St. The complete obituary will be in Monday's newspaper. Dirsa-Morin Funeral Home, 298 Grafton St., is directing funeral arrangements.
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Pearl Agnes (Parker) Towle was born on January 21, 1907 in Northfield, daughter of Frank C. and Luella (Potter) Parker. The Parker family had lived in Holden for many generations and moved back here when Pearl was two, after four years in Northfield. She died in the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester on Friday, November 28, 2008, at 101 years old. She attended Holden schools graduating from Holden High School in 1924 and Wheaton College in 1928. She later took graduate courses at Harvard and Boston Universities. For four years she was a psychometrist at the Walter E. Fernald State School in Waverly before her marriage in 1932 to Berton Gifford Towle. She later was a part time secretary for the Superintendent of Schools in Holden and thereafter had a 27-year career as an Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary for the Worcester County Ecumenical Council of Churches in Worcester. Pearl was a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and its 4000 Footers, and the New England Hundred Highest Climbing lists. She was also a member of the Holden Historical Society, First Congregational Church of Holden, the Mass. Audubon Society, Friends of the Holden Council on Aging and its Senior Walkers. She leaves her son, Parker A. Towle, M.D. and his wife Phyllis of Franconia, NH; four grandchildren, Peter G. of Orleans, VT, Daniel P. of Canton, CT, David B. of Portland, OR, and Elizabeth S. of Montpelier, VT; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters predeceased her. A memorial service for Pearl will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5th, in the First Congregational Church of Holden. Burial will be private in Grove Cemetery, Holden. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Congregational Church of Holden, 1180 Main Street, Holden, MA 01520; or the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden is directing arrangements. www.milesfuneralhome.com
Roger C. Trow, Sr. of Wilmington; 70 WILMINGTON Mr. Roger C. Trow, Sr., age 70, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 27, 2008, in Plattsburgh, New York. Born in Needham, MA, on August 29, 1938, Roger was the son of the late Kenneth & Ruth (Lydle) Trow. Roger moved with his family to Wilmington as a young boy, he attended Wilmington Public Schools, and was a graduate of Wakefield Tech High School in Wakefield, MA. Prior to retiring, Roger worked for the NCR Corporation in Tewksbury and Newton for over 35 years. In his spare time, Roger loved to cook, do woodworking, and work on cars. He enjoyed traveling to Bermuda and most of all he cherished his time spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Roger was the beloved husband of Beverly A. (Sidelinker) Trow of Wilmington; he was the devoted father of Michele Trow of Wilmington, Larry Trow & his wife, Denise of Plattsburgh, NY, Liane Miller & her husband, Steven of Michigan, Russell Trow of Maryland, and Roger C. Trow, Jr. & his wife, Kathleen of Pennsylvania; loving grandfather of Ruthie, Ariel, Kevin, Katherine, Tabitha, Conan, & the late Kenny; dear brother of Nancy Ekberg of California; brother-in-law of Jean Knight of West Palm, FL, Roger is also survived by several nieces & nephews; and his good friends, Rita & Richard and Eleanor & Frank. TROW Roger C., Sr., age 70, of Wilmington, unexpectedly, November 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Beverly A. (Sidelinker) Trow. Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, December 2nd from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Followed by a Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the M.S.P.C.A., c/o Development Office, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.
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ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish in Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker St., Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. For directions and condolences, please visit our website and online guestbook at
DARTMOUTH —Mary (Correia) Vieira, age 89, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, after a brief illness. She was the wife the late of Louis M. Vieira. She was the mother of Gilbert Vieira of New Bedford and Joseph Vieira of Dartmouth. Mrs. Vieira was the sister of Isolina DeCosta of New Bedford, Sizaltina Melo of Canada and the late Yvonne Isadore and Deolinda Rezendes. She was the grandmother of Jeffrey, Paul, Lisa, and Kevin Vieira. She was the great-grandmother of Owen and Alex Vieira. She is also survived by several nieces, and nephews. Mrs. Vieira was the daughter of the late Manuel and Isabel (Baptista) Correia. She was born in Taunton Ma., and lived in this area since 1947. She was a stitcher at Vaness Sportswear. Mrs. Vieira's funeral will be from the Perry Funeral Home, Monday, December 1st at 8:45 A.M., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth, at 10 A.M. Visiting hours will be Sunday evening from 5-8 P.M., at Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. For condolences and directions, please go to www.perryfuneral.com.
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Louise M. (Erti) Wright, 63, of Worcester, died peacefully, Friday, November 28, 2008, in her home, in the arms of her devoted loving husband. She leaves her husband of 38 years, David Wright; a brother, James Erti and his wife Rose of Worcester; a brother-in-law, Don Wright and his wife Elaine and many nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by one brother and four sisters, Rocco Erti and Cataldo Turner, Antoinette Stone, Rita Erkoc and Domenica Bristol. Louise was born in Worcester, daughter of Ali & Nancy (Lentini-Erti) Mustapha and has been a native to Worcester all of her life. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1963, where she was class Valedictorian. She then graduated from Worcester State College in 1967. Louise received her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Louise was an accomplished math teacher, a private tutor and was hired by the City of Worcester as an MCAS remediation tutor. She also taught at Fitchburg High School, Harrington Way Junior High School and retired from Worcester East Middle School. Louise had a great love for gardening and sports. She was an avid bowler and golfer and was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Church. She was a good woman who touched many hearts with her caring and helpful ways. Louise was a fun loving woman who found great joy spending time with family and friends, making them smile and laugh. She will be remembered dearly as a loyal and good friend. A funeral for Louise will be held, Wednesday, December 3rd from MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street, Worcester. Interment will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours will be held December 2nd from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions can be made in her memory to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Suzanne Berlin, Dept. of GYN Medical Oncology – Ovarian Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.