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Joyce Funeral Home

The Joyce Funeral Home was established in Waltham in October, 1910 by Francis J. Joyce. His generation saw the most significant changes in funeral services during the last century and Mr. Joyce became one of the most progressive, innovative and respected funeral directors of his day. The firm's legal name is Francis J. Joyce & Son, Inc. and the firm has operated as a locally owned funeral home, since its founding. It is also the repository of funeral records of Freedom Wentworth & Sons Funeral Service, the Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home and the St. Germain & Son Funeral Home, all of Waltham, following the retirement of their owners.

Robert E. Joyce joined his father, in 1946, after service in the Navy and Marine Corps, and operated the funeral home until his death in 1979. He oversaw the modernization and most significant growth of the firm. During his tenure, the home was updated several times and finally relocated to a facility on Main Street which is one of the few in the area designed to provide funeral services. Robert's wife, Dorothy, took over operation of the firm following her husband's death and oversaw construction of the new funeral home.

Robert and Dorothy's son, Frank, is the current owner of the funeral home. He and his family and staff, while living in a different age, still strive to uphold the firm's founding principle of providing dignified, professional and compassionate care to families who call upon them. Consistently regarding the care of the dead and the living as a sacred privilege of trust and caring is the reason why the Joyce Funeral Home has become the pre-eminent funeral firm in the Waltham area. The firm provides many options for funeral, memorial, burial and cremation services in a welcoming and caring environment.


Our Obituaries

Martha J. (Sinclair) Locke

February 16, 1940 - September 3, 2015

Salem, NH – Mrs. Martha J. (Sinclair) Locke, of Salem, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Brightview in North Andover. She was 75. Martha was born in Waltham on February 16, 1940, a daughter of the late Douglas and Elizabeth (McDermott) Sinclair, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Salem two years ago. Until her retirement Martha was a special education...
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John E. Link

July 20, 1924 - September 2, 2015

Waltham - Mr. John E. Link, Of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. He was 91. John was born on July 20, 1924 in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, a son of the late Andrew and Viola (Kurkjian) Link. He graduated from Brighton High School and after that joined the United States Army where he served in a combat engineer battalion in Europe for the duration of World War II. ...
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Sandra P. Hoffman

July 20, 1958 - August 31, 2015

Waltham - "It's impossible" said pride. "It's risky" said experience. "It's pointless" said reason . . . "Give it a try" whispered the HEART. That sums up what Sandy Hoffman must have felt in 1982 when, just two years out of college herself, she was asked to start from scratch a women's volleyball program at Bentley College in Waltham. In the intervening thirty plus years of coaching Sandy...
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Marguerite C. (Gostanian) Cronis

May 27, 1926 - August 30, 2015

Hudson – Mrs. Marguerite C. "Margie" (Gostanian) Cronis, of Hudson, died Sunday, August 30, 2015 in the Reservoir Center in Marlborough. She was 89. Margie was born in Boston on May 27, 1926, a daughter of the late Garabed and Melina (Zarmanian) Gostanian, and was raised in Roxbury. In 1968 she moved with her family to Watertown and in 1993 she made Hudson her home. She was a graduate...
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James F. Veiking

November 18, 1939 - August 27, 2015

Waltham – Mr. James F. Veiking, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his home. He was 75. Jim was born in Albany, New York on November 18, 1939, the son of the late Frank and Lottie (Dargavel) Veiking, and was raised in Waltham. A graduate of Waltham High School, he served with the United States Navy. For most of his life he lived in Watertown, returning to Waltham two years...
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Jacqueline F. Kempinski

August 24, 1922 - August 27, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Jacqueline F. Kempinski, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Leland Home in Waltham. She was 93. Jacqueline was born in Waltham on August 24, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (O'Reilly) Percy. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Waltham and later worked as an office administrator at McLean Hospital in Belmont for 25 years. After...
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George H. Casella

June 21, 1957 - August 26, 2015

Waltham – Mr. George H. Casella, of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home. He was 58. George was born in Waltham on June 21, 1957, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Fournier) Casella, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He worked as a mechanic for Newton Yellow Cab and before that worked for many years at Newton...
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Margaret E. (Sartoris) Murphy

September 10, 1933 - August 26, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret E. (Sartoris) Murphy, of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 81. Margaret was born and raised in Nova Scotia and came to the States in 1957. She and her late husband, James D. Murphy, settled in Waltham and became lifelong residents. She earned a nursing degree from Somerville Hospital School of Nursing and worked for...
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Anne E. (Proudfoot) Barden

February 7, 1930 - August 19, 2015

Burlington – Mrs. Anne E. (Proudfoot) Barden, of Burlington, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Billerica Crossing. She was 85. Anne was born in Arlington on February 7, 1930, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (Merritt) Proudfoot, and was a graduate of Saint Agnes High School in Arlington. Following her marriage to Waltham native Bernard L. Barden in 1953 the couple settled in...
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Gunhild M. "Gunny" (Hallstrom) Cacace

July 26, 1935 - August 18, 2015

Weston – Maya Angelou said that "They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel." . . . and while that sentiment can apply to lots of situations, none come to mind better than to nurses. During a lifetime spent working as a nurse, Gunny Cacace had a knack for making her patients feel loved and special, calm and cared about. Most got better and when they could...
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Paul A. MacDonald, Jr.

April 7, 1960 - August 16, 2015

Waltham - Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. Paul A. MacDonald, Jr. was a good friend. He was the rare breed that made friends in kindergarten and kept them throughout his life. He was fifty-five when he died at his Waltham home on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Paul was born in Boston on April 7, 1960, a son of the late Paul A., Sr. and Dorothy E. ...
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Elizabeth N. 'Libby' Renkas

September 3, 1930 - August 15, 2015

Waltham – It was fitting that God called Libby Renkas home on August 15, 2015 . . . the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the past many years Libby lived literally and figuratively in the shadow of Saint Mary's Church, her spiritual home since birth, and the place where her faith and her friendships were nourished. She was eighty-four when she died last Saturday at...
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Vincent P. LaSpada

November 1, 1936 - August 12, 2015

Waltham - Mr. Vincent P. LaSpada, of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Golden Living Nursing Center in West Newton. He was 78. Vincent was born November 1, 1936 in Waltham, a son of the late Joseph S. and Virginia (Merrullo) LaSpada. A lifelong Waltham resident he worked as an independent truck driver for many years before retiring. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary A. ...
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Edith C. (Cassidy) Cardone

March 31, 1931 - August 11, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Edith C. (Cassidy) Cardone, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at her home. She was 84. Edith was born in Waltham on March 31, 1931, a daughter of the late John J. and Edith J. (Erickson) Cassidy, and was raised in Watertown. Shortly after her marriage to Albert M. Cardone, the couple moved to Waltham where they became lifelong residents. Until her retirement Edith...
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Philip E. Lord

June 22, 1922 - August 9, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Philip E. Lord passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in The Leland Home in Waltham where he had been a resident since 2008. Mr. Lord was born on June 22, 1922, in Milton, New Hampshire, a son of the late James E. and Ruth G. (Wentworth) Lord. He attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He moved to Connecticut in the mid...
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Jackson Robert Nixon

June 28, 2011 - August 7, 2015

Waltham – Some of Jackson Nixon's favorite book and movie characters were from the 'Gruffalo' series . . . heart-warming and simple stories of characters wise beyond their years. Jackson was one of those. He read every book he could get his hands on; performed dance moves like Michael Jackson; could sing like Elvis and brought a smile to all he met. His sudden death on Friday, August 7,...
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Herbert P. Ashness, Jr.

December 20, 1935 - August 7, 2015

York, Maine – Mr. Herbert P. Ashness, Jr. of York, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at York Hospital. He was 79. Herb was born in Waltham on December 20, 1935, a son of the late Herbert P., Sr. and Anna L (Vahey) Ashness. He had been a lifelong Waltham resident before moving with his wife Claire to York fifteen years ago. The couple spent many happy Maine summers with...
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Patricia A. (Curtis) Wanberg

June 16, 1935 - August 7, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. "Pat" (Curtis) Wanberg, of Waltham, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at Lexington Healthcare Center. She was 80. Pat was born in Waltham on June 16, 1935, the youngest of four children born to the late Theodore J. and Mary C. (Farrell) Curtis. When both parents died at an early age the children went to live with relatives who raised them. The great gift that flowed...
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Francis Loring Dagle

December 26, 1930 - August 6, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Francis Loring Dagle, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his home. He was 85. Francis was born in Watertown on December 26, 1930, a son of the late Charles and M. Lauretta (Peters) Dagle, and had been a lifelong Waltham resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and served with the Massachusetts Army National Guard before joining the United States Navy at...
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Jean M. Nolan

September 10, 1929 - August 4, 2015

Waltham – Miss Jean M. Nolan, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 85. Jean was born in Waltham on September 10, 1929, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Margaret J. (Loftus) Nolan, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she had worked as a secretary. She was the sister of the late Margaret M. Nolan, Catherine E....
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Una Egan

June 23, 1934 - July 27, 2015

Watertown – Mrs. Mary W. 'Una' (Hughes) Egan, of Watertown, died Monday, July 27, 2015 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was 81. Una was born in County Mayo, Ireland, on June 23, 1934, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Gilmore) Ireland. Raised in Shrule, County Mayo she came to the United States in 1962, settling in Watertown. She took great care of her home and...
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Albert P. Ford

December 26, 1963 - July 27, 2015

Belmont – Mr. Albert P. Ford, of Belmont, died Monday, July 27, 2015 in Spaulding Hospital, Cambridge. He was 51. Albert was born in Fitchburg on December 26, 1963 and graduated from the Cotting School in Boston. He had worked as a customer service representative for Auto Zone Auto Parts. Albert enjoyed cards, computers, traveling and bird watching but found the most joy in time spent with...
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Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus

December 14, 1933 - July 26, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 26th in her home. She was 81. Joan was born in Waltham on December 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (Atkinson) Besso, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in Waltham. Until her retirement she had worked for a number of years at Mullaney's Pharmacy in...
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Madaline J. Royds

July 28, 1922 - July 25, 2015

Framingham – Mrs. Madaline J. (Leary) Royds, formerly of Belmont, West Harwich and Waltham, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 92. Madaline was born July 28, 1922 in South Boston, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Costello) Leary. She was a graduate of Hyde Park High School and the former Higgins Commerical School. She married Charles E....
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Anthony DeMella

April 28, 1927 - July 24, 2015

Watertown - Mr. Anthony L. DeMella, of Watertown, died Friday, July 24, 2015 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 88. Anthony was born April 28, 1927 in Watertown a son of Italian immigrants Joseph and Nicolina (Lombardi) DeMella. A lifelong Watertown resident he was a graduate of Watertown High School. Like many other brave men of his era he enlisted in the United States Navy and...
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Roger J. Bourgea, S.M.

May 29, 1932 - July 23, 2015

Boston – Father Roger J. Bourgea, S.M., 83, died at Boston Medical Center on Thursday, July 23, 2015. A Marist for 61 years, he resided at Our Lady of Victories Church Rectory in Boston until his recent illness. He was born on May 29, 1932 in Chelsea to the late Wilfred and Eva (Gastonguay) Bourgea. He received his primary education at Our Lady of the Assumption School in Chelsea and entered...
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Scott D. Raines

July 20, 1955 - July 23, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Scott D. Raines, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at York Hospital in York, Maine. He turned 60 on Monday. He enjoyed the challenge found in WordFind books, an occasional cigar, the Red Sox and Patriots and a good meal. The past couple of years Scott faced some tough health challenges but was able to face them with the daily help of his wife Sue and their children. He...
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Matthew Bonica

July 1, 1993 - July 23, 2015

Matt Bonica was a really good son. He loved life and gave so much to many people. He was funny, quick witted, playful, loyal and genuine. He is gone much too soon. Matt died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 23, 2015 after complications with a lifelong illness with epilepsy. He was 22. His parents, Randi and Sharon (Pandolph) Bonica welcomed him into their lives on July 1, 1993 in...
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Arline E. Crowe

September 23, 1927 - July 23, 2015

Waltham – Arline E. Crowe, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 in her home. She was 87. Arline was born in Brighton on September 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Lester and Eva (Schools) Crowe, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Until her retirement Arline worked as a group leader in the power tube division of the Raytheon Company in...
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Robert H. McMurtry

April 4, 1938 - July 20, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Robert H. McMurtry, of Waltham, died Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 77. Bob was born in Boston on April 4, 1938, a son of the late George H. and Margaret R. (Meara) McMurtry. He had lived in Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Dedham before moving to Waltham thirty years ago. He was a 1957 graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and...
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Nora F. (Hanlon) Horan

September 15, 1922 - July 19, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Nora F. (Hanlon) Horan, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Nora was born on September 15, 1922 in Crushoa, Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Glynn) Hanlon. She was raised in Lawrencetown, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and during the war years worked as a conductress as they were called in...
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Deacon James Callahan

August 7, 1933 - July 19, 2015

Newton – Deacon James C. Callahan died Sunday, July 19, 2015 in Avery Manor in Needham. He was 81. James Carter Callahan was born on August 7, 1933 in the Brighton neighborhood in Boston. Raised in Brighton he was educated at Boston College High School and graduated from St. Sebastian's High School. He graduated from Boston College in 1954 and received a master's degree in religious...
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Emanuela R. "Nellie" (Passanisi) Astone

January 23, 1925 - July 17, 2015

West Newton – Mrs. Emanuela R. "Nellie" (Passanisi) Astone, of West Newton, died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Kaplan Hospice in Danvers. She was 90. Nellie was born in Cambridge on January 23, 1925, one of six children born to Italian immigrants Domenico and Josephina (D'Amico) Passanisi. She was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Following her marriage in...
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Mary G. (Cannalonga) Sama

December 29, 1919 - July 14, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Mary G. (Cannalonga) Sama, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at The Leland Home in Waltham. She was 95. Mary was born in Cambridge on December, 29, 1919, one of eleven children born to Italian immigrants Vito and Elizabeth (Yozzo) Cannalonga. After her marriage to Belmont native Frank Sama the couple made Watertown their lifelong home. Mary moved to Waltham two years...
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Thérēse (Dely) Carrenard

February 9, 1932 - July 11, 2015

Malden – Mrs. Thérēse (Dely) Carrenard, of Malden, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 in her home. She was 83. Thérēse was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on February 9, 1932, a daughter of the late Alogene and Cherisna Dely. She immigrated to the United States in the mid-1960s and had lived in Marlborough before moving to Malden six years ago. Until her retirement she worked as a certified...
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Lisa N. (Perry) Dawe

April 5, 1963 - July 10, 2015

Royalston – Ms. Lisa N. (Perry) Dawe, of Royalston, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at her home. She was 52. Lisa was born in Groton, a daughter of Chauncy S. Perry of Waltham and the late Nancy M. (Cook) Perry. She had lived in Waltham and in Newtonville for most of her life before moving to Royalston six years ago. A 1981 graduate of Waltham High School she had most recently worked as a...
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Mary J. (Murphy) Clancy

June 15, 1924 - July 8, 2015

Encinitas, Calif. – Mrs. Mary J. (Murphy) Clancy, of Encinitas, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Somerford Place of Encinitas. She was 91. Mary was born in Boston on June 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Patrick and Winifred (Gannon) Murphy. Until her retirement she worked for thirty years as a clerk for the Newton District Court. Mary had lived in Waltham for most of her life before moving...
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Rose M. Zilinskas

August 31, 1922 - July 4, 2015

Mrs. Rose M. (Vanaria) Zilinskas of West Windsor, New Jersey, formerly of Waltham, MA, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, in the University Hospital of Princeton in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Mrs. Zilinskas was the wife of the late Walter J. Zilinskas, the mother of the late Sheila Zilinskas Bucher and the daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (Bonica) Vanaria. Rose leaves her beloved children,...
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J. Richard Fennell

April 7, 1931 - July 4, 2015

Weston – Mr. J. Richard Fennell, of Weston, East Dennis and Palm Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on July 4th. He was 84 years old. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley (Forest) Fennell; his four daughters, Linda M. Fennell of Weston, Kathleen M. Fennell and her wife, Victoria, of Weston, Patricia A. Mordas and her husband, Michael, of Wellesley and Susan E. Forest...
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Theresa M. (Despres) Bennett

October 27, 1928 - July 2, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Theresa M. (Despres) Bennett, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 86. A lifelong Waltham resident, Theresa was born on October 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Ernest and Delia (Maillet) Despres. She was a lifelong member of Saint Joseph's Parish in Waltham where she was a member of the Women's Guild. Until her...
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Alfred R. Centola

August 31, 1924 - July 2, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Alfred R. Centola, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his home. He was 90. Al was born in Allston on August 31, 1924, a son of the late John and Mary (Abbondanzio) Centola, and was raised in Watertown. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1943 and during World War II he served with the United States Air Force. A Waltham resident for the past fifty-nine years,...
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Elaine M. (LaRosee) Winslow

March 18, 1927 - June 30, 2015

Mrs. Elaine M. (LaRosee) Winslow of Belmont died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the Epoch Senior Healthcare Center in Weston. She was 88. Mrs. Winslow was born in Waltham on March 18, 1927, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Delaney) LaRosee. She was a switchboard operator for forty years, working at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital for twenty-six of those years. Elaine was the wife of the...
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Alfred J. Traversi

November 26, 1922 - June 30, 2015

Waltham - Mr. Alfred J Traversi, beloved husband to his wife Dorothy for the past 71 years, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Fred was the family patriarch who lived his 92 years guided by deeply rooted values, unwavering faith, and a genuine respect and love for others that will provide a lasting legacy for...
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Loughlin) Boudrot

February 17, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Loughlin) Boudrot, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. She was 85. Betty was born in Waltham on February 17, 1930, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Fahey) Loughlin. She was raised in Brighton where she lived until her marriage to Newton native Albert J. Boudrot on August 20, 1949. She was a graduate of Saint...
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Susan M. Mizzoni

September 7, 1961 - June 26, 2015

Waltham – Ms. Susan M. Mizzoni, of Waltham, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice in Wayland. She was 53. Susan was born in Somerville on September 7, 1961 and moved to Waltham with her family as an infant where she had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. She had worked as a call center supervisor for Tufts Health Plan for a number...
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Francis J. Kelly

January 22, 1923 - June 24, 2015

Waltham – When Fran Kelly drew his last breath on the evening of June 24th, 2015 at his Waltham home he knew at least two things . . . he was saying good-bye to his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids who simply adored him [and the feeling was mutual] . . . and he was saying hello to his beloved wife, Eleanor, and his cherished daughter, Maura, whose photos he greeted with a kiss and a...
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Lynn Arsenault

May 3, 1966 - June 23, 2015

Nashua, NH - Lynn M. Arsenault, of Nashua, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at home. She was 49. Lynn was born in Tewksbury on May 3, 1966 a daughter of William and Jean (Keef) Arsenault and graduated from Waltham High School. She worked for many years as a server and bartender at The Weston Golf Club and later at Bertucci's Restaurant in Waltham. She was presently working...
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Peggy Ann (Brayne) Sullivan

March 23, 1929 - June 21, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Peggy Ann (Brayne) Sullivan, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86. Peggy Ann was born in Waltham on March 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Margaret (Hart) Brayne, and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham in 1946 and after that went to work as a stenographer for Hood...
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Brigid (McBrien) O'Connor

February 2, 1938 - June 18, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Brigid (McBrien) O'Connor, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 77. Brigid was born in County Cavan, Ireland on February 2, 1938, a daughter of the late Terence and Catherine (McAfee) McBrien, and immigrated to the United States when she was eighteen. She settled in Brighton where she entered the convent to continue her...
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Sarah C. "Sally" Hays

March 28, 1962 - June 16, 2015

CHANGE OF TIME - SATURDAY'S FUNERAL MASS WILL BE AT 12 NOON AT SAINT JUDE CHURCH Waltham – Sarah C. "Sally" Hays, 53, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at her home after a valiant battle with stomach cancer. A lifelong resident of Waltham, Sally grew up on Linden Street and most recently resided at The Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, where she had an apartment that she loved and several...
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Barbara E. (Hansen) Kelley

November 9, 1927 - June 16, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara E. (Hansen) Kelley, of Wareham, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in her home. She was 87. Barbara was born in Waltham on November 9, 1927, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Ormond) Hansen. She had lived for most of her life in Waltham before moving to Wareham ten years ago. She was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and worked...
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Robert W. Jarrett

October 24, 1957 - June 11, 2015

Bedford – Mr. Robert W. Jarrett, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 in his home. He was 57. Bob was born in Waltham on October 24, 1957, a son of the late Mildred A. White and Robert F. Jarrett. He is survived by his brothers, John Jarrett and his wife, Susan, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, William Jarrett of Waltham and James Jarrett and his companion, Diane Coleman, of Waltham; his...
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Irene B. Volz

June 28, 1927 - June 9, 2015

Irene B. Volz passed away this week, June 9, 2015, after an end-of-life battle with cancer. Born Irene Piche in Providence RI, June 28, 1927, of Elsie Munro and George Piche, she lived all her adult life in Boston with her loving husband of 69 years, Orville F. Volz, who survives her. Her brother John C. Munro pre-deceased her. Orville and Irene had three boys, Eric D. Volz (deceased)...
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Marie B. (Kelly) Lyons

December 10, 1935 - June 9, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Marie B. (Kelly) Lyons, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham. She was 79. Marie was born in Glinsk, County Galway, Ireland on December 10, 1935, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Mulligan) Kelly. She immigrated to the United States in 1955 and settled first in Dorchester before moving to Brighton where she...
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Alban J. Cormier, Jr.

October 15, 1930 - June 7, 2015

Milford – Mr. Alban J. Cormier, Jr. of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Sunrise of Wayland. He was 84. Al was born in Newton on October 15, 1930, a son of the late Alban J. and Elodie (Pellerin) Cormier. He was raised in Newton and graduated from Newton High School. He had been a Waltham resident for most of his life where he was a member of the French-American...
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Robert F. Boudreau

September 14, 1940 - June 7, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Robert F. Boudreau, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Bob was born in Weymouth on September 14, 1940, a son of the late Robert and Ethel (Strandberg) Boudreau, and had been a Waltham resident for the past forty-six years. He was a graduate of Weymouth High School and during the Vietnam War served with the United States Army Reserve....
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D-Day 1944

June 6, 2015

Seventy-one years ago today what came to be known as "The Liberation of Europe" began. It happened at a place called Omaha Beach. The farthest thing from Nebraska and the Cape as anyone could imagine. The name must have seemed like a good idea to somebody. It was a Tuesday and the men in the boats had not slept since Sunday, June 4th. Tens of thousands of young American soldiers became...
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Loran Calvin "Scotty" MacIver

January 18, 1940 - June 5, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Loran Calvin "Scotty" MacIver, of Waltham, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was 75. Scotty was born in Millville, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on January 18, 1940, one of eight children born to the late Dan and Ida (MacAskill) MacIver, and had been a Waltham resident since 1963. He served with the United States Army during the...
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Edmond F. LeBlanc

August 29, 1956 - June 4, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Edmond F. LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 58. Ed was born in Newton on August 29, 1956, a son of Madeline (Cimetta) LeBlanc of West Newton and the late Edmond F. LeBlanc, Sr. He was a graduate of Newton North High School and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham. He lived in Newton...
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Walter R. King, Jr.

June 18, 1941 - June 1, 2015

Weston – Mr. Walter R. King, Jr. of Weston died Monday, June 1, 2015 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 73. Walter was born in Waltham on June 18, 1941, a son of the late Walter R. and Mildred C. (Meagher) King, and was a 1959 graduate of Saint Mary's High School. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College in New York City he went to work for General...
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Joseph R. "Roger" Duplessis

April 28, 1940 - May 31, 2015

Waltham - Mr. Joseph R. 'Roger' Duplessis, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was 75. He was born April 28, 1940 in Brattleboro, Vermont the only child of the late Thomas J. and Aurore (Beaudry) Duplessis. His parents both died when he was a young child and he was then raised by his much loved aunt, Yvonne Beaudry. He moved to Waltham from Vancouver, British Columbia. ...
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Roland Dunbrack

August 16, 1918 - May 29, 2015

A long life . . . well lived. Roland Leslie Dunbrack died of colon cancer on Friday, May 29, 2015 in the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. He was 96. Born on August 16, 1918 in Waltham, Roland was a son of Norman Kent Dunbrack and Gertrude (Scott) Dunbrack. His father and mother were born in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland respectively. Raised in Waltham, he graduated from Waltham...
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Richard R. O'Connell

September 2, 1921 - May 28, 2015

Bellingham – Mr. Richard R. O'Connell, 93, passed away on Thursday, May 28th at Genesis HealthCare in Milford after a period of declining health. Born in Dorchester, he was a son of the late Richard and Leota O'Connell. He lived many years in Natick and moved to Bellingham in the eighties. Dick was very proud of his service with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He...
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Barbara L. (Rennie) McCarthy

February 12, 1929 - May 28, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara L. (Rennie) McCarthy, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Epoch of Weston. She was 86. Barbara was born in Waltham on February 12, 1929, a daughter of the late Alfred A. and Helen V. (Ransom) Rennie. She was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. In 1949 she married Newton native Richard C. McCarthy and the couple moved to Waltham in...
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Jo-Ann H. O'Mara

December 31, 1957 - May 27, 2015

Arlington – Miss Jo-Ann H. O'Mara, of Arlington, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 57. Jo-Ann was born in Boston on December 31, 1957, a daughter of the late John J. and Helen L. (Hastings) O'Mara. She was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. An Arlington resident for the past twenty-five...
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Ivan G. Vallerand

November 17, 1938 - May 27, 2015

Burlington – Mr. Ivan G. Vallerand, of Burlington, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Emerson Hospital, Concord surrounded by his loving family. He was 76. Ivan was born in Montreal, Quebec, a son of the late George and Andrea (Tardiff) Vallerand. Raised and educated in Canada he immigrated to the States as a child and lived most of his life in Waltham before moving to...
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James L. LaFort

August 26, 1922 - May 27, 2015

Waltham – Mr. James L. LaFort, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Medway Country Manor. He was 92. Jim was born in Waltham on August 26, 1922 and was raised and educated in Watertown. He was one of thirteen children born to the late Michael and Justina (Gaudet) LaFort. During World War II he served in the Pacific with the United States Marine Corps. On May 11, 1947 he married...
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Dora Rita O'Halloran

December 26, 1918 - May 26, 2015

Weston - Mrs. Dora Rita (Morelli) O'Halloran, of Weston, formerly of Waltham and Lexington died in Newton-Wellesley Hospital on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was 96. She was born on December 26, 1918 in Cambridge, the loving daughter of Bernardo and Catherina (Barbieri) Morelli of Parma, Italy. Raised and educated in Lexington she graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1936. She...
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Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army." - George Washington ...
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Hilde (Marnet) Ricciato

May 21, 2015

Medfield – Mrs. Hilde (Marnet) Ricciato, of Medfield, formerly of Waltham died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Thomas Upham House in Medfield. Hilde was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1947. She settled in Waltham where she lived for most of her life before moving to Medfield. Until her retirement Hilde worked as a secretary at the University of...
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George N. Kotsifas

July 2, 1931 - May 20, 2015

Waltham – Mr. George N. Kotsifas, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 83. A lifelong Waltham resident, he was born on July 2, 1931, a son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Marchacos) Kotsifas. Until his retirement George worked as a quality control inspector for the W.H. Nichols Company in Waltham for over forty-two years. He was a...
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Richard M. Fennelly, Jr.

November 6, 1934 - May 19, 2015

Framingham – Mr. Richard M. Fennelly, Jr. of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 80. Dick was born in Newton on November 6, 1934, a son of the late Richard M. and Josephine F. (Nally) Fennelly. He was raised in Newton where he graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School. After that he served with the...
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Joan D. Burke

April 13, 1936 - May 18, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Joan D. (Bond) Burke, of Waltham and Naples, Florida died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home. She was 79. Joan was born in Waltham on April 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Charles and Sophie (Ramsay) Bond, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1954 graduate of Waltham High School. On May 26, 1957 she married her longtime beau, Waltham native Philip E. Burke, III, in...
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Clifford R. Gardner

May 7, 1929 - May 17, 2015

Waltham - Mr. Clifford R. Gardner, of Waltham, adored husband, father, grandfather died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. He was 86. Clifford was born May 7, 1929 and was raised and educated in Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School. He served his country honorably during World War II in the United States Army in Korea with Company B of the...
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Leo F. LaBrache

January 9, 1928 - May 17, 2015

Watertown – Deacon Leo F. LaBrache, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 87. Deacon Leo was born in Marlborough on January 9, 1928, a son of the late Albert O. and Alida (Lariviere) LaBrache, and was a graduate of Marlborough High School. During the Korean War he served with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. After...
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Joanne (Muller) Melanson

May 6, 1942 - May 15, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Joanne (Muller) Melanson, of Waltham, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Epoch of Weston. She was 73. Joanne was born in Cambridge on May 6, 1942, a daughter of the late Oscar and Julia (Lamantea) Muller, and had been a lifelong resident of Waltham. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. For a number of years Joanne provided daycare in her home and will long be remembered...
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Sieh-Chang Kuo

November 1, 1922 - May 14, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Sieh-Chang Kuo, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 92. Sieh-Chang was born in China on November 1, 1922 and lived in Taiwan before moving to the United States in 1984. He lived for a number of years in Acton before moving to Waltham fifteen years ago. He earned a degree in mathematics in China and a master's degree in the...
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Marion L. (Olivo) Piantedosi

April 29, 1923 - May 14, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Marion L. (Olivo) Piantedosi, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Marion was born in Waltham, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rose (Acri) Olivo, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Until her retirement she worked as a bookkeeper for Kanis Engineering in Waltham. Before...
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Frank Joseph Lamattina, Jr.

March 7, 1955 - May 13, 2015

Gardner – Mr. Frank J. Lamattina, Jr. stepped into eternity peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015. He was born in the Murphy Army Hospital in Waltham on March 7, 1955, and spent some of his early years in North Harrow, England. Since the age of six, Frank lived most of his life in Massachusetts, including the last 14 years in Gardner. He was a graduate of Waltham Senior High...
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Albert Paladina

March 18, 1931 - May 13, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Albert Paladina, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 13, 2014 at Epoch of Weston. He was 84. Albert was born in Lexington on March 18, 1931, a son of the late Sebastiano and Rosalina (Vinciullo) Paladina, and had lived most of his life in Waltham. During the Korean War he served with the United States Air Force. Until his retirement Albert worked as a technician for Shell Oil...
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Agnes D. (McLaughlin) Monahan

October 14, 1942 - May 12, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Agnes D. (McLaughlin) Monahan, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was 72. Agnes was born in Waltham on October 14, 1942, a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Ormond) McLaughlin, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and Northeastern University in Boston. She had been a longtime member of the Waltham Democratic City...
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Janet M. (Ellis) Hoffman

March 29, 1943 - May 8, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Janet M. (Ellis) Hoffman, of Waltham, died Friday, May 8, 2015 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 72. Janet was born in Waltham on March 29, 1943 and was raised in Weston. She was a graduate of Weston High School and Burdett College in Boston. Janet lived in Arlington before moving to Waltham forty years ago. Until her retirement she worked as a client...
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Simon Bedigian

March 30, 1933 - May 6, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Simon Bedigian, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 82. Simon was born in Newton on March 30, 1933, a son of the late Levon and Altoon (Maghakian) Bedigian. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and participated in some of the heaviest fighting of the Korean War. He served as a sergeant in charge of a machine gun...
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Richard J. Boudrot

May 23, 1950 - May 4, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Richard J. Boudrot, of Waltham, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 64. Dick, affectionately known as "Dickie B" by family and friends, was born in Brighton on May 23, 1950, the oldest of seven children born to Elizabeth "Betty" (Loughlin) Boudrot of Waltham and the late Albert Boudrot. He was a lifelong resident of Waltham and a graduate of...
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Virginia H. (Giminarda) Keyes

April 27, 1931 - May 4, 2015

Brockton – Mrs. Virginia H. (Giminarda) Keyes, of Brockton, formerly of Waltham and Marshfield, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital in Brockton. She was 84. Virginia was born in Waltham on April 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Grassi) Giminarda, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Marshfield and then to Brockton six years...
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Veronica Clare (MacDonald) Condon

September 28, 1916 - May 2, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Veronica Clare (MacDonald) Condon, of Waltham, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 98. Veronica was born in Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on September 28, 1916, a daughter of the late Alex and Margaret (Gillis) MacDonald. She was raised and educated in Inverness and worked for a number of years for Northern Electrical Company in Montreal. ...
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Janet (Rosolik) Lewis

December 21, 1946 - April 30, 2015

Hudson – Mrs. Janet (Rosolik) Lewis, of Hudson, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Marlborough Hospital. She was 68. Janet was born in Cambridge on December 21, 1946, a daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine (Panzino) Rosolik. She was raised and educated in Cambridge and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. A Hudson resident for the past three years she had been a...
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George K. Politis

September 18, 1928 - April 28, 2015

Waltham – Mr. George K. Politis, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Beth Israel Deaconess Glover Hospital in Needham. He was 86. George was born on September 18, 1928, in Sparta, Greece, a son of the late Christos and Despina (Kritharis) Politis. He immigrated to the United States and had lived in Waltham since 1968. Until his retirement he was employed in facilities maintenance. ...
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Eugene J. Forte

February 6, 1969 - April 28, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Eugene J. Forte, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 46. Gene was born in Melrose on February 6, 1969 and was raised and educated in Waltham. He was a self-employed carpenter and lived in Boca Raton, Florida for several years before returning to Waltham two years ago. He leaves his children, Anthony W. Deyeso and Alec E. Forte both...
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Barbara M. Beran

May 25, 1923 - April 26, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara M. (Shedd) Beran, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Center Conway, New Hampshire. She was 91. Barbara was born in Waltham on May 25, 1923, a daughter of the late Harold and Winona (Butler) Shedd, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked for more than thirty years in the cafeteria at Brandeis University in Waltham. She had been a...
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Carole J. Wright

November 8, 1933 - April 20, 2015

Merrimack, NH – Carole J. Wright, of Merrimack, died Monday, April 20, 2015 in Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was 81. Carole was born in Newton on November 8, 1933, a daughter of the late George and Madeline (Dubois) Wright. She was a 1952 graduate of Waltham High School. Until her move four years ago to Merrimack she had been a forty year resident of Bedford,...
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Selene Harmon Howe

July 14, 1919 - April 19, 2015

Boston – Mrs. Selene (Harmon) Howe, of Boston, formerly of Weston and Wellesley Hills, died Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham following a period of declining health. She was 95. Selene was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Dudley and Selene (Armstrong) Harmon and was raised and educated in Wellesley Hills. She developed a talent for...
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Lillian (Baker) Henderson

November 24, 1932 - April 19, 2015

Lillian Delenia Henderson, longtime resident of Waltham, died peacefully on April 19, 2015, after a long illness. She was 82. Lillian was born in Birmingham, AL on November 24, 1932 to the late James M. and Amelia (Thomas) Baker. Raised in Birmingham, Lillian later graduated from American University in Washington D.C. She married the late Herbert H. Henderson on June 11, 1955 in Nashville,...
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Michael J. Keating

August 18, 1982 - April 14, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Michael J. Keating, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his home. He was 32. Michael was born in Waltham on August 18, 1982 and had been a lifelong resident. He was a 2000 graduate of Waltham High School and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He was a self-employed accountant. He leaves his parents, Joseph R. and Lynne...
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Theresa P. Sicard, R.C.E.

October 12, 1928 - April 10, 2015

Framingham – Sister Theresa P. Sicard, R.C.E., of Framingham, died Friday, April 10, 2015 at Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 86. Sister Theresa was born in Leominster on October 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Aurele and Beatrice (Joyal) Sicard. She was raised in Leominster where she attended Saint Cecilia's School and later attended Saint Bernard's High School in Fitchburg. ...
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Ann T. Hegarty

October 1, 1943 - April 9, 2015

West Newton – Miss Ann T. Hegarty, of West Newton, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 71. Ann was born in Boston on October 1, 1943, a daughter of the late Daniel P. and Helen M. (Frazier) Hegarty and had lived in Brighton before moving to West Newton ten years ago. She was a graduate of Presentation High School in Brighton. She enjoyed watching...
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Robert J. Waldron

December 20, 1931 - April 8, 2015

West Harwich – Reverend Robert J. Waldron, of West Harwich, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Cape Cod Hospital. He was 83. Father Waldron was born in Medford on December 20, 1931, a son of the late Michael and Mary Waldron. He grew up in Saint Joseph Parish and graduated from Saint Clement High School in Somerville. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1953 from Boston College and then...
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Judy Kenney

August 1, 1958 - April 7, 2015

Waltham – Ms. Judy Kenney, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. She was 56. Judy was born in Waltham on August 1, 1958, a daughter of Norman E. Kenney of Waltham and the late Patricia A. (MacDonald) Kenney. She was a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School and had attended Aquinas Junior College in Newton. For the past nineteen years she worked for the Stop & Shop Company. A...
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Robert L. Saulnier

June 28, 1940 - April 7, 2015

Waltham – Mr. Robert L. Saulnier, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Bob was born on June 28, 1940 in Waltham, a son of the late Leger and Irene (Comeau) Saulnier. In 1957 he married Patricia A. Spaulding in St. Mary's Church and was a lifelong Waltham resident. In early years Bob worked in carpentry with his father and then worked in...
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Frances I. Silver

July 16, 1932 - April 7, 2015

Waltham - Mrs. Frances I. (McLaughlin) Silver, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 82. Frances was born in Boston on July 16, 1932, a daughter of the late John F. and Winifred D. (Rigney) McLaughlin. She was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed cooking, shopping, and family trips to Hampton Beach. She leaves her husband of fifty-eight years, Ralph E....
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