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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

James J. 'Jay' Hardiman , Jr.

January 9, 1947 - February 24, 2021

Mr. James J. 'Jay' Hardiman Jr., a longtime resident of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home in Mashpee. He was 74. Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Condon) Hardiman. Brother of Janet Cahill of Sebastian, Florida, Robert Hardiman (Judith) of Hingham, Patricia Clasby of Ayer, Louise Vanderslice of Osterville and Rita Hardiman of Somerville; son of the late James J. And Louise ...
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Rita M. (Daily) Goodwin

November 16, 1917 - February 22, 2021

Falmouth – Mrs. Rita M. (Daily) Goodwin, of Falmouth, formerly of Waltham died Monday, February 22, 2021 at JML Care Center in Falmouth following a period of declining health. She was 103. Rita was born in Boston on November 16, 1917, a daughter of the late Charles and Nora (Ring) Daily. Of the twenty-five decades that America has been in existence, Rita was around for nearly half of them ...
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John W. Cocke

October 7, 1944 - February 20, 2021

John Cocke was a hoarder of people in every good sense of the meaning. He had a natural and genuine ability to engage, converse and friend many people. Friends were a lifetime relationship for him. He loved life and the people in it and remained grateful for his many friendships until his last day. John passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 after an illness. He was 76. John Wilson Cocke...
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Barbara L. (Ross) Saulnier

November 13, 1919 - February 20, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Barbara L. (Ross) Saulnier, died at home on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was 101. Barbara was born November 13, 1919 in Beverly a daughter of the late James B. Ross and Sarah V. (Winn) Ross. Barbara was the widow of the late Willis L. Saulnier. Barbara asks that she be remembered as a generous woman who gave herself away. She leaves her sons, Joseph J. Saulnier of...
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Darlene M. 'Dee' Santora

May 19, 1947 - February 20, 2021

Shrewsbury - Dee Santora was a woman predictable in her ways, independent and very content remaining within a few miles of her local zip codes. She loved making her house a home on Saturn Drive in Shrewsbury. Their screened-in porch, the yard and her gardens enabled her to enjoy the wonderful seasons of living in New England, in particular the many summers by the pool with her kids and grandkids....
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Patricia A. (Woodcome) Laursen

September 1, 1947 - February 19, 2021

Brewster - Pat Laursen loved her family 'to the moon and back' as she would religiously tell each of them. And they were with her when she died at her home on Friday, February 19, 2021 after a brief illness. She was 73. Patricia Ann Woodcome was born September 1, 1947 in Grafton, a daughter of Reona 'Sip' (Hermann) Woodcome and the late William James Woodcome. Raised in Lancaster, she was a...
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Cheryl A. Chin

March 7, 1981 - February 18, 2021

Waltham – Cheryl A. Chin, of Waltham, formerly of Burlington and Lowell, died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Tufts Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 39 years old. Cheryl was born in Waltham on March 7, 1981, the daughter of Yem and Patricia (Wong) Chin. She was raised in Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High School. She later earned her bachelor's...
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Jacqueline P. Green

October 14, 1953 - February 17, 2021

Jackie Green's home was designed the same way she lived her life: with immense warmth and love. Having a special talent and taste for design, she loved decorating and could make any space look as if it was a snapshot found in a home catalog. A woman of many gifts and talents, she was warm, kind, friendly, selfless, remarkably thoughtful and had a wonderful sense of humor to match. Mrs....
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Clarence 'Mickey' Hoffman

July 8, 1940 - February 17, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Clarence 'Mickey' Hoffman, of Waltham died Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was 80. Mick was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1940, a son of the late Clarence and Catherine Rose (Cummings) Hoffman. He was raised in Springfield and was a 1958 graduate of Springfield Technical High School. After that he served with the United States Navy aboard the USS Nereus. For...
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Mary A. Morley

November 6, 1934 - February 17, 2021

Mary A. Morley, of Newton, died on February 17, 2021 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Needham. Mary was born in Boston on November 6, 1934, the daughter of the late George A. and Mary (Crystal) Morley. She was raised and educated in Newton and before her retirement had worked for many years in the offices of General Motors. She was a devout Catholic and found great solace and peace in...
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Edward G. Stankard

April 22, 1934 - February 17, 2021

Eddie Stankard called his much-loved Waltham, "The City of Choice". Howard Street was his family home that he loved so much and lived at for over eighty-six years. It was the home that he grew up in and lived with his beloved wife Janice and where they raised their five children. It was the neighborhood home where his childrens' friends enjoyed hanging out. In recent years the front porch served...
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Paul E. Duplessis

March 25, 1975 - February 16, 2021

Waltham - Mr. Paul E. Duplessis, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 45 years old. Paul was born in Waltham on March 25, 1975 to Marc and Paulette (Shinnick) Duplessis. Raised in Waltham, he attended Waltham High School and had worked as a technician at NW Pest Control for more than twenty-one years. A man of many interests and hobbies, Paul...
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Virginia H. (Union) MacDougall

July 15, 1931 - February 16, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Virginia H. 'Ginny' (Union) MacDougall, of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at her daughter's home in Bellingham following a period of declining health. She was 89. Ginny was born in Boston on July 15, 1931 to the late Frederick and Mary (Hoey) Union. Raised in Belmont, she was a 1949 graduate of Belmont High School. It was there where she met Bob MacDougall and the...
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David F. Aiello

June 5, 1991 - February 14, 2021

Waltham – David F. Aiello, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was 29. David was born in Waltham on June 5, 1991 and was a graduate of Waltham High School. After that he worked for CRA Mechanical alongside his father and best friend, Joe. The two were constant companions with David doing the ladder work and Joe being the patient teacher. He loved his profession doing...
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Maureen L. Butler

May 7, 1948 - February 13, 2021

Maureen L. Butler, of Salem, New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown, died on February 13, 2021 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 72 years old. Maureen was born in Boston on May 7, 1948, the daughter of the late William and Hyacinth (Kinsley) Butler. Until her retirement, she had worked in the administrative department of Massachusetts General Hospital at their Charlestown and later...
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Mark C. Shannon

October 12, 1953 - February 10, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Mark C. Shannon, of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 following a months long battle with cancer. He was 67. Mark was a lifelong resident of Waltham and a 1971 graduate of Waltham High School. For years he worked as the head printer for Arkwright Insurance Company in Waltham and after that worked for a number of years at Becton Dickinson in Waltham, a...
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Marjorie A. Vezeau

August 10, 1932 - February 10, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie A. (Vienneau) Vezeau, of Waltham, died on February 10, 2021 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88 years old. Marjorie was born in Waltham on August 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Daigneult) Vienneau. She graduated from Waltham High School and was a life-long resident of the city. In 1950 she met a young Louis F. Vezeau at Hampton Beach. After a...
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James H. Dick

March 25, 1969 - February 8, 2021

Beacon Hill, Boston - James Dick, born March 25, 1969, was a loving son, a beloved brother, a favorite uncle, and a loyal friend. He was lost to us on February 8, 2021. Jim was the son of the late James Dick, M.D. and is survived by his mother, Ann C. Dick; his brothers, Robert Walsh and Brendan Walsh; his sisters, Deirdre Walsh, Siobain Feyler (Sven), Alison Dick, Esq. (Don Jeka), Margaret...
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Ruth M. (King) Glynn

July 25, 1918 - February 8, 2021

Weston – Mrs. Ruth M. (King) Glynn, of Weston, died peacefully Monday, February 8, 2021 in the comfort of her home, with family members by her side. She was 102. Ruth was born in Concord on July, 25 1918, a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Meagher) King. There were multiple homes, in many towns in her early years due to her father's work, but at the age of 10 her family move to...
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Muriel A. Gallagher

November 17, 1932 - February 5, 2021

Waltham – Muriel A. Gallagher, formerly of Waltham, died on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Care One of Lexington. She was 88 years old. Muriel was born in Worcester on November 17, 1932, the daughter of the late William and Muriel (Bailey) Gallagher. She was a resident of Waltham for most of her life and before her retirement had worked as a health care aide at Holy Ghost Hospital in Cambridge....
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Alice E. Duffy

August 1, 1944 - February 3, 2021

Ms. Alice E. Duffy, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Freedom, New Hampshire and Waltham died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in Lincoln. She was 76. Alice was born August 1, 1944 in Waltham a daughter of the late Lawrence and Alice (Quirk) Duffy. She was a graduate of Harwich High School. She worked as a secretary for the City of Waltham in the office of...
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Ralph P. Zampitella

April 6, 1932 - February 1, 2021

Ralph Paul Zampitella of Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021. He leaves his beloved wife Beatrice C. de Sousa Zampitella. He leaves a beloved son Paul A. Zampitella and his cherished grandchildren Jay, Lily, and Christopher of Beverly. He leaves his sister Millie Hovsepian Kane and her children James, Michael, Joseph and Cheryl. He leaves his sister Stephanie Bibbo and...
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Richard M. Randall

September 1, 1937 - January 30, 2021

Mr. Richard M. Randall, of Deltona, Florida, formerly of Waltham and Newton died suddenly in Florida on January 30, 2021. He was 83 years old. Richard was born in Newton on September 1, 1937, the son of the late William S. and Helen F. (Donlan) Randall. He graduated from Our Lady's High School in Newton and would later enlist with the U.S. Navy. On February 24, 1962 he married Theresa LeBlanc...
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Gloria D. Norton

September 18, 1934 - January 30, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Gloria D. (Arsenault) Norton, of Waltham died on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 86 years old. Gloria was born in Waltham on September 18, 1934, a daughter of the late Jude and Marie (Robichaud) Arsenault. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and before her retirement had worked for over sixty years as an agent for McQueen Insurance Company. ...
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Shirley E. Pidgeon

July 20, 1928 - January 30, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Shirley E. (McGrath) Pidgeon, of Waltham, died peacefully Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 92. Shirley was born in Newton on July 20, 1928, daughter of the late James and Elthea (DeCoste) McGrath and was a lifelong Waltham resident. She was the 1946 class President and a graduate of Saint Mary's Girls High School. On Valentine's Day,...
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June R. Cannistraro

November 6, 1936 - January 29, 2021

Waltham – June R. (Hayes) Cannistraro, of Waltham, died on January 29, 2021 at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 84 years old. June was born in Waltham on November 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Henry and Rose (Vienneau) Hayes. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School and worked for a time at Raytheon before starting a family of her own. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and...
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Michael G. Michalak

March 15, 1981 - January 28, 2021

Shrewsbury - Mike Michalak was born with music in his soul and it's often said that where words fail…music speaks. His love and interest with music and the many instruments he mastered began with playing trombone with the high school band. He played the piano, keyboard and drums as well, but his true passion and talent shined when he had any one of his many guitars in hand. His Nana, Barbara,...
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Mary V. Cortinovieri

April 13, 1928 - January 27, 2021

Mary Virginia Greco Maguranis Cortinovieri: 4/13/1928 – 1/27/2021 Mary was born in Boston of Italian immigrants from Sicily. Her late parents, Salvatore Fortunato Greco and Virginia Bombaci had five children, the first dying of measles before her first birthday. Raised in Boston at a young age, her family later moved to Roxbury where Mary's life would change forever. At just 11 years old...
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Aron J. 'Jack' Aronian

June 1, 1926 - January 25, 2021

Aron J. (Jack) Aronian, 94, a longtime resident of Watertown and Canton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Metro West Hospital in Framingham on January 25, 2021. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Aron was born in Boston, MA on June 1, 1926, a son to the late Hagop and Martha ( Mooshoian) Aronian. He graduated from Newton High School, took a job...
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Mary E. Doheny

November 14, 1921 - January 24, 2021

Mrs. Mary E. (Walsh) Doheny, of Newton, formerly of Waltham and Marshfield died on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Evans Park at Newton Corner. She was 99 years old. Mary was born in Newton on November 14, 1921, the daughter of the late William P. and Mary (Hurley) Walsh. She was a graduate of Newton High School and after her marriage to Henry J. Doheny the pair made Waltham their home until 1973...
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Ronald J. Garcia

November 19, 1937 - January 24, 2021

Ronald Garcia, 83, of Falmouth and Shrewsbury, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his home in Falmouth on a beautiful winter day. Born on November 19, 1937 in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Philip and Nellie (Sayko) Garcia. His father died when Ron was seven, and his mother and large extended family helped to raise him and his two brothers. Ron graduated from St. Viator...
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Philip E. Burke III

April 15, 1937 - January 23, 2021

Mr. Philip E. Burke, III of Naples, Florida and Waltham died on January 23, 2021 in Florida. He was 83 years old. Phil was born in Waltham on April 15, 1937, the son of the late Philip E. Burke, Jr. and Rita (Greenwood) Burke. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. On May 26, 1957 he married fellow Waltham native, Joan D. Bond, in Beth Eden Baptist...
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Antoinette M. (Cugini) Whiting

August 16, 1929 - January 23, 2021

Mrs. Antoinette M. (Cugini) Whiting of Auburndale, MA died at home on Saturday, January 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was 91. Antoinette was born on August 16, 1929 in Newton. Although not the youngest of her siblings, she was the last remaining child of nine children born to Italian immigrants Carlo and Antoinette (Mazzola) Cugini. Raised in Newton, she later married Thomas...
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Robert J. Delosa

December 14, 1943 - January 23, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Robert J. Delosa, of Waltham, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in his home. He was 77 years old. Bob was born in Waltham on December 14, 1943, a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Caddigan) Delosa, and had been a lifelong resident. He had worked at BLH Electronics in Canton for over thirty years and most recently in the maintenance department at The Mill in Waltham. He...
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Cynthia T. Sin

October 18, 1951 - January 23, 2021

Cindy Sin never passed up the opportunity to see with beauty in nature, with flowers and gardens, for they are like family and friends…they bring color into the world! Cindy helped color her circles and world with magnificent gardens of her own and with her active membership in the Waltham Garden Club. Cindy also knew that prayer is the road to heaven, but faith opens the door. She died...
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Sarah M. "Sally" Kerr

September 4, 1928 - January 20, 2021

Waltham—Mrs. Sarah M. "Sally" Kerr, of Waltham, died in her home on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She was 92. Sally was born in Carrowkeel, Hollymount, Co. Mayo, Ireland on September 4, 1928 to the late John and Sarah (Slattery) Mellett. Raised in Ireland, she immigrated to the United States when she was 19 years old, initially settling in West Roxbury. There she met Boston native John Kerr,...
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William J. O'Connell

August 21, 1938 - January 20, 2021

Waltham – Mr. William J. O'Connell, of Waltham, died Monday, January 20, 2021 at Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington following a period of declining health. He was 82. Bill was born in Newton on August 21, 1938, the son of the late David and Nora (Higgins) O'Connell. A lifelong Waltham resident, he graduated from Saint Mary's High School. He served in the United States Army and was a...
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Denis Duguay

July 26, 1965 - January 18, 2021

Watertown – Mr. Denis Duguay, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 55. Denis was born in Waltham on July 26, 1965, a son of the late Emile J. Duguay and Laurieanne M. (Chevarie) Duguay of Watertown. He was a 1984 graduate of Waltham High School and despite disabilities always enjoyed working on home...
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John B. Callan

September 22, 1937 - January 11, 2021

Mr. John B. Callan, of Waltham and formerly of Brighton, died suddenly on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. He was 83 years old. John was the son of the late James and Hannah (Bray) Callan and was raised in Newton. In September of 1966 he married Brighton native Maureen A. Costello. They made their home together in Brighton and Scituate before moving to Waltham...
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Sheila A. Clancy

June 29, 1950 - January 11, 2021

Waltham - Ms. Sheila A. Clancy, of Waltham, died at Belmont Manor on Monday, January 11, 2021 following a period of declining health. Sheila was born in Newton, a daughter of the late John and Flora (Leger) Clancy. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. She later earned her Associate's Degree from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Sheila worked in...
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Antonio Sinopoli

December 15, 1931 - January 11, 2021

West Newton – Mr. Antonio Sinopoli, of West Newton, died peacefully in his home on Monday, January 11, 2021 surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. Antonio was born in Sambiase, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy on December 15, 1931, a son of the late Fortunato Francesco and Concetta (Romanello) Sinopoli. In 1966 he immigrated to the United States, and made his home in West...
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Joseph P. Scannell

October 1, 1935 - January 11, 2021

Shrewsbury - Joe Scannell never passed up the opportunity to see the beauty in nature. Following this passion led to a lifetime of expressing and experimenting in varied forms of art through pencil, acrylics and watercolor. And this wonderful gift was shared with family, friends and so many students. Joe was a respected art teacher at Dover-Sherborn Middle School for over thirty years. He loved...
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Ruth L. (Dahlin) Lovequist

November 11, 1922 - January 8, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Ruth L. (Dahlin) Lovequist, of Waltham, died Friday, January 8, 2021 in her home. She was 98. Ruth was born in Waltham on November 11, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Olson) Dahlin, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement worked for years in the office at the B.C. Ames Company on Lexington Street. ...
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John M. "Jack" Ehwa

April 1, 1953 - January 7, 2021

Waltham – Two weeks before Christmas in 1971 Jack Ehwa got word that his fifty-three year old father, Lenny, had died of a heart attack at home in Waltham. Jack was eighteen years old and home for him then was at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Jack had gone there with his childhood buddy, Paul Douglas. Both of them were "let's make this an...
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Brian M. Shaughnessy

March 10, 1953 - January 6, 2021

Brian M. Shaughnessy, of Davenport, Florida, formerly of Waltham and Burlington, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in his home. He was 67 years old. Brian was born in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital on March 10, 1953, the son of Doris M. (Sutherland) Shaughnessy of Waltham and Marshfield and the late Paul V. Shaughnessy, Esq. He was raised and educated in Waltham where he attended...
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Janice E. Silinsky

September 7, 1948 - January 6, 2021

Waltham - Janice E. Silinsky, 72, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Waltham, retiring from The Fernald School after 35 years. Janice always enjoyed gardening and the outdoors and baking in her spare time. She leaves her brother William Silinsky, and his wife Margaret. Janice is predeceased by her beloved...
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Stephen R. Faucher

December 5, 1947 - January 6, 2021

Shrewsbury - The words simple and quiet go hand in hand and could be used to accurately describe Steve Faucher. If forced for a third adjective we could safely use the word meticulous. From his his cars and motorcycle, his suit case, yard, pool and home he kept things in tip top shape. His quiet demeanor and personality also afforded him the wonderful gift to listen. He was careful...
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Paul R. Leonelli

May 31, 1964 - January 5, 2021

Waltham – When Paul Leonelli drew his last breath he left us knowing at least three things . . . that he was loved and wanted and needed by a family that cherished him . . . and as hard as it was to say goodbye he would also tell you that he died the luckiest man on earth to have had them in his life. Paul's friendly, affable nature made it easy to like him. Family meant everything to him ....
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Barbara A. (Russo) Hawkes

July 15, 1938 - January 3, 2021

Barbara Hawkes met her husband, J. Barry Hawkes while roller skating at the former Wal-Lex in Waltham. They weren't just recreational skaters…in fact just the opposite in that they both skated competitively and had plans to go much further with the sport until Barry was called into active service. However, on January 13, 1959 as documented in her diary, Barry asked her hand in marriage and she...
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Joel A. Hoff

August 8, 1948 - December 30, 2020

Joel Allen Hoff was born in Gardner, MA on August 8, 1948 to parents Elbridge E. Hoff and Janet Duthie Hoff. He began school in Guilford, CT and finished secondary school at Phillips Exeter Academy. After that he was based in Massachusetts, earning his B.A. in French and Philosophy from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature (French) from Harvard University. Joel was...
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Andrew R. Parthum

April 14, 1963 - December 29, 2020

Boston - When listening to a showtune, a song by Audra McDonald, or going to a Broadway show, think of Andrew Parthum. When you sip a glass of champagne, toasting life and friendships, think of Andrew Parthum. When you appreciate the progress of LGBTQ people have made in Massachusetts over the years think of Andrew Parthum. When you think of the Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood...
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Michele M. Landry

August 29, 1968 - December 28, 2020

Framingham - Michele Marie Landry was born on August 29, 1968 in Newton, a daughter of Terence P. and Jo-Anne (Scribner) Landry. She lived in Waltham for over 33 years before transitioning to her home in Framingham through the Justice Resource Institute. She died unexpectedly on December 28, 2020 in Leonard Morse Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was 52. Michele loved riding...
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Charles M. Lemont, Jr.

February 25, 1931 - December 26, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Charles M. Lemont, Jr., of Waltham, died Saturday December 26, 2020 at Oak Knoll Nursing Home in Framingham. He was 89. The son of the late Charles M., Sr. and Irene (Burns) Lemont, he was born in Lowell on February 25, 1931. He was a lifelong resident of Waltham, having moved to the city as a child, and was a graduate of Saint Charles High School. After that he joined the...
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Anne M. Nonis

September 6, 1957 - December 24, 2020

Anne M. Nonis, of Stoneham, formerly of Cambridge, died on December 24, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63 years old. Anne was born on September 6, 1957 in Boston a daughter of the late Socrates and Thelma (Stamas) Nonis. She was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. For 31 years Anne was a top executive assistant at...
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Patricia F. (Edridge) Utzschneider

May 5, 1928 - December 23, 2020

Shrewsbury - Patricia Frances Utzschneider, affectionately known as "Oma," passed away in her home in Shrewsbury, MA, with her loving husband Rudolf (Rudy) and family by her side on December 23, 2020. Born in the Bronx, New York on May 5th,1928, Patricia was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Edridge, who were both immigrants from Newfoundland. The second of five children, she grew up in a...
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Dorothy I. (McKenna) Joyce

January 18, 1926 - December 21, 2020

My mother did not want a book written about her after she went but when you're the undertaker there are certain privileges in writing it . . . and sometimes obituaries are written as much to help us grieve as they are to tell a story. Anyway, she won't get a book, but it won't be short either. Let's get the important stuff out of the way first. She was the best mother in the world. I hear...
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George F. Morin

October 4, 1927 - December 20, 2020

Waltham – Mr. George F. Morin, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home on Sunday December 20, 2020. He was 93 years old. George was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on October 4, 1927, the son of the late Honore and Yvonne (Nadeau) Morin. He attended Notre Dame High School but left before his graduation to serve with the U.S. Navy. Upon his return to Berlin he graduated from high school and...
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Lorraine M. (Milliken) Muizulis

July 1, 1942 - December 20, 2020

Mrs. Lorraine M. (Milliken) Muizulis, of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was 78. Lorraine was born on July 1, 1942 in Waltham a daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Rehill) Milliken. A graduate of Waltham High School she married Gunars 'Gus' Muizulis on September 9, 1962 in Saint Mary's Church. Married for 48 years Gus died on August 22, 2010. She worked...
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Vincent P. Cianci

August 8, 1973 - December 18, 2020

Mr. Vincent P. "Vinnie" Cianci, of Waltham, died on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 47 years old. Vinnie was born on August 8, 1973 to Angelo and Jean (Cashes) Cianci. He was an accomplished stone mason and operated his own company before working with other contractors in the area. In addition to his parents, he leaves his children, Angelo D....
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John W. 'Jack' Robinson

May 2, 1936 - December 16, 2020

Sudbury - Jack Robinson's passions in life included cars, including his own 1955 Ford Fairlane that he would take to various car shows including his annual trip to the Tie Rod Show in Bolton. He could also find any and all if his favorite things in life in New Hampshire. He and his family maintained a home in New Hampton where he would frequent his favorite restaurants and spend as much time...
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Anna D. Melone Pollock

April 15, 1938 - December 15, 2020

Mrs. Anna D Melone Pollock, of Weston, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after living with cancer for several years. She was 82 years old. Anna was born on April 15, 1938, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Joseph and Maria Anna (Costantini) Melone. She was raised in Weston, and graduated from Weston High School, Class of 1956. In her...
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Michael D. Harvey

September 23, 1961 - December 13, 2020

Mr. Michael David Harvey, of Altamonte Springs, FL and formerly of Waltham, passed away on December 13th in Altamonte Springs. He was 59 years old. Michael was born on Sept. 23,1961 in Waltham, the son of the late Donald F. and Joan C. (Fienman) Harvey. He was raised in Waltham and was a 1979 Graduate of Waltham High School. He was the owner of Waltham Glass and Screen until he moved to...
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Mary L. Muise

February 12, 1926 - December 13, 2020

Waltham – Mrs. Mary L. (O'Connell) Muise, of Waltham, died on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Maristhill Nursing Home following a period of declining health. She was 94 years old. The day that she died was the third Sunday of Advent, the one where the pink candle is lit on the wreath. That particular candle is also called the 'Gaudete' candle, from the Latin word meaning "rejoice". And for...
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Shirley A. White

December 19, 1946 - December 10, 2020

North Andover – Mrs. Shirley A. (LeClair) White, of North Andover, formerly of Waltham, died on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Academy Manor in Andover. She was 73. Shirley was born in Waltham on December 19, 1946 to the late Edward LeClair and Charlotte (Parkinson) (LeClair) Sweet. She graduated from Waltham High School and had worked as a secretary in various real estate offices. She...
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Sandra L. (Collura) Scafidi

April 6, 1943 - December 8, 2020

Sandra L. Scafidi joined her husband Anthony R. (Tony) in eternal life, after nine short months apart, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was 77. Born in Waltham on April 6, 1943 Sandie (spelled with an "ie"), was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Bettie (Fisher) Collura. Sandie was a graduate of Rosary Academy in Watertown (Class of 1961). She was a member of the Rosary Academy...
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Joseph T. Reynolds

May 21, 1932 - December 6, 2020

Mr. Joseph T. Reynolds, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, December 6, 2020. He was 88. Joseph was born on May 21, 1932 in Waltham a son of the late Irish immigrants Thomas J. and Bridget (Hargadon) Reynolds. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon returning home he earned his...
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David J. 'Nokey' Noke

March 26, 1949 - December 3, 2020

David J. 'Nokey' Noke, a resident of The Pinehills in Plymouth, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at home after an illness. He was 71. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Herbert ("Fuzzy") and Theresa (Lynch) Noke. He was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High Class of 1967. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. David...
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Dolores A. (Notargiacomo) Centola

July 28, 1936 - December 1, 2020

Out of an abundance of care and concern for family and friends funeral services have been modified. You are invited to gather on Saturday, December 5th in Saint Patrick Cemetery, 999 Belmont Street, Watertown where Dolores' graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours or funeral Mass. A celebration of her life is planned for a future date. Mrs. Dolores A. ...
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Phyllis M. (Preece) Reynolds

June 28, 1932 - November 30, 2020

In the traditional Irish language, the phrase "Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat" means "one hundred thousand welcomes to you" and although Phyllis Reynolds was the daughter of English natives she lived out the expression warmly and proudly to friends and strangers alike. Reunited with her beloved husband, Larry, Phyllis M. (Preece) Reynolds, of Waltham, entered into eternal life on Monday, November...
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Norma V. White, R.C.E.

August 25, 1927 - November 28, 2020

Framingham – Sr. Norma V. White, R.C.E. died peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 93 years old. Sr. Norma was born in Leominster on August 25, 1927, a daughter of the late Andrew and Ida (Desjardins) White. She was raised and educated in Leominster before graduating from Putnam Catholic Academy in Connecticut. She would later earn her...
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Mary A. (Minwegen) McManama

November 1, 1938 - November 28, 2020

Mrs. Mary A. (Minwegen) McManama, of Waltham, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing Home after an illness. She was 82. Mary was born on November 1, 1938 in Evanston, Illinois a daughter of the late Roger P. and Alice Marie (Donovan) Minwegen. Raised in Illinois she was a graduate of Saint Scholastica Academy in Chicago and earned her Bachelor's degree from Mundelein College....
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Ann L. Belliveau

December 6, 1948 - November 27, 2020

Waltham – Ann L. Belliveau, of Waltham, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home. She was 71. Ann was born in Lexington on December 6, 1948, a daughter of the late Edward J. and Estelle M (Casey) Belliveau and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Waltham ten years ago. She was a graduate of Lexington High School. Until her retirement she worked for the...
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Jeanne F. (Nocera) MacDonald

September 6, 1931 - November 23, 2020

Maynard – Mrs. Jeanne F. (Nocera) MacDonald, of Maynard, formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, after a four-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 89. Jeanne was born on September 6, 1931 to the late John and Frances (DePaoli) Nocera and spent most of her life in Waltham. She was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School with...
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John H. Finnerty

December 21, 1942 - November 22, 2020

Retired Weston Firefighter John H. Finnerty, of Amherst, New Hampshire, formerly of Weston, died at home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was 77 years old. John was born in Waltham on December 21, 1942, a son of the late James and Anne (McCaffrey) Finnerty. As a child his family moved to Lincoln where he graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury High School. After that he served as an M.P. with the...
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Bernard L. 'Butch' Saucier

April 18, 1935 - November 21, 2020

Bernard Louis Saucier, 85, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 21, 2020 after being stricken ill. Bernard, also known as "Butch" was born in Uxbridge on April 18, 1935 he was one of fourteen children to the late Edmund and Lucille (Poulin) Saucier. 'Frenchy' (as he was known to many given his French heritage), later met Shrewsbury Street native Anna Mazzamurro while at a dance at the...
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Dora C. (Chiasson) Gaudet

April 22, 1924 - November 19, 2020

Shrewsbury - Mrs. Dora C. (Chiasson) Gaudet, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020 of natural causes. She was 96. Born in Saint Joseph-du-Moine, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie Helene (Doucet) Chiasson. Dora was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Gallant in 1946, by her second husband, Leo Gaudet, in...
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Richard L. Cahoon

August 17, 1934 - November 19, 2020

Mr. Richard Leigh Cahoon, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Waltham died peacefully on February 23, 2020. He was 85. Richard was born in Waltham on August 17, 1934, the only child of the late Leigh and Beryl Cahoon. He graduated from Waltham High School and then matriculated to Northeastern University where he would earn his master's degrees in 1963. Before his retirement he had worked as a...
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James R. Crough

March 15, 1935 - November 16, 2020

Jim Crough loved basketball all his life. He played as a youngster while growing up in Syracuse and in high school and college and at gyms into his 60's. He had a knack for being able to easily recite statistics for so many NBA players and teams. It came naturally and he was a trusted source for anything basketball related. He also had a passion for fishing. He found comfort and relaxation...
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John J. Brunaccini

September 17, 1927 - November 15, 2020

Mr. John Joseph Brunaccini, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020 after an illness. He was 93. Born on September 17, 1927 in Arlington he was a son of the late Joseph and Florence (Misseri) Brunaccini. John was a graduate of Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey. He then earned his Bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in 1950. He served in the United...
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Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson

May 3, 1933 - November 14, 2020

Mrs. Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson, of Sandwich and formerly of Newton, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in her daughter's home in Waltham following a period of declining health. She was 87 years old. Mary was born in Boston on May 3, 1933, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Langan) Larkin. She was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Our Lady of the Presentation...
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Thomas J. O'Leary, Jr.

January 31, 1945 - November 14, 2020

Tom O'Leary wanted to be remembered as just a 'regular guy' . . . but he was anything but. Kind, generous, optimistic, and loyal are just some of the many words that described a man who constantly lived his life for others, whether it was for friends, family, or even a complete stranger. Known for his approachable and affable demeanor, he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him....
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Mary Ann (Cieri) Zunino

December 14, 1945 - November 14, 2020

Mary Ann and Franco Zunino's love story began at Saint Leonard Prince of Peace, the Franciscan run parish in Boston's North End. Franco traveled to Boston from his work as an ER doctor and surgeon at the Cabrini Medical Center in New York to visit his uncle, a friar at the church. On his visit he was invited to view a slideshow of a recent pilgrimage that parishioners made to Our Lady of...
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Edith B. 'Bernie' (Scott) Stremeckus

December 22, 1930 - November 14, 2020

Mrs. Edith B. 'Bernie' (Scott) Stremeckus, of Waltham, died at home with family at her side on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was 89. Bernie was born on December 22, 1930 in Somerville a daughter of the late William R. and Rose E. (Gillan) Scott. Raised and educated in Somerville she married Julius A. 'Strum' Stremeckus on July 27, 1952 in Saint Paul's Church in Harvard Square. They made...
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Irene M. Methot

July 6, 1950 - November 10, 2020

Waltham – Irene M. Methot, of Cambridge and formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on November 10, 2020 in Sancta Maria Nursing Facility. She was 70 years old. Irene was born in Waltham on July 6, 1950, the daughter of the late Francois and Ida (Bourque) Methot. She was a 1968 graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement had worked at Newton-Waltham Bank which later became BayBank....
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Leo J. Hill

December 18, 1927 - November 10, 2020

After a lifetime of service to God, his country and family Leo Hill found life's rest on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He died at The Rivercrest Rehab & Nursing at Newbury Court in Concord. He was 92. Born on December 18, 1927 in Waltham he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Brooks) Hill. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Charles High School and then honorably served in the...
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Steven T. Meuse

December 6, 1968 - November 9, 2020

Steven Meuse was a fighter all his life and it was most recently proved true over the last three years as he battled pancreatic cancer under the careful and compassionate direction of Dr. Lawrence Blaszkowsky. He defied odds and remained brave throughout his treatments and illness. He didn't lose the battle…he just ran out of time. Steve died on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Massachusetts General...
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Elizabeth Levey

February 16, 1960 - November 7, 2020

Waltham – Elizabeth Levey, of Waltham, died in her home on Saturday November 7, 2020. She was 60 years old. Elizabeth was born in Waltham on February 16, 1960, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Margaret T. (Treacy) Levey. She was a 1978 graduate of Waltham High School and had worked for many years as a clerk for several local businesses. She is survived by her siblings, Kevin Levey...
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John S. "Jack" Pierce, Jr.

May 26, 1941 - November 6, 2020

Sanford, Maine – John S. "Jack" Pierce, Jr. (Col.Ret.) died on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was 79 years old. Jack was born in Cambridge on May 26, 1941, to the late John S. and Emily (Bradshaw) Pierce. He was raised in Waltham where, as a young man, his love of baseball earned him many honors, not the least of which was a trophy...
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Ethel (Kermetzoglou) Goyette

February 16, 1945 - November 6, 2020

Ethel Goyette always looked beautiful. She would never dream of leaving the house without make up on and her hair perfectly coiffed (a trait that neither daughter inherited). Ethel chatted daily with her sister and best friend, Kay and looked forward to treating her family to dinners out. She retired from the US Army Corp of Engineers after over thirty years of service, but it was the title...
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Mary A. (Ryan) Cuerdon

April 24, 1924 - November 5, 2020

Mrs. Mary A. (Ryan) Cuerdon, of Nashua, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham and North Chelmsford, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at home. She was 96. Mary Alice Ryan was born on April 24, 1924 in Troy, New York a daughter of the late Rayfield and Nonie (Bailey) Ryan. She graduated high school in Troy and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York....
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Samuel Aguilar-Esquivel

February 16, 1947 - November 4, 2020

Mr. Samuel Aguilar-Esquivel, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Samuel was born on February 16, 1947 in El Progreso, Jutiapa, Guatemala a son of the late Juan Pablo Aguilar and Francesca (Esquivel) Aguilar. Raised and educated in Guatemala he immigrated to the United States in 1984 settling in Waltham. On May 5, 1995 Samuel married his...
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Carolyn J. Salvucci

October 19, 1951 - November 4, 2020

Carolyn Salvucci loved life's simple things: music, cooking programs on television and watching her favorite Judge Judy program on a daily basis. She loved the New England Patriots and had a special affection for Matt Light and was able to attend one of his annual Foundation Dinners. Carolyn J. Salvucci was born in Cambridge on October 19, 1951 a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Jean C. ...
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Henry V. Fitzgerald

November 1, 1928 - November 1, 2020

Walpole - Private funeral services will be held for Henry V. Fitzgerald, of Walpole, formerly of Waltham. He died on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home. Henry was born in Charlestown 92 years ago on November 1, 1928 to the late James and Margaret (Kelly) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of the Columban Seminary in Silver Creek, New York. He attended Calvin Coolidge...
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Virginia R. Baghdady

September 21, 1930 - October 31, 2020

Virginia Rose Ganim Baghdady died peacefully at home on October 31, 2020 in Weston, MA at the age of 90. Virginia was born on September 21, 1930 in Stratford, CT to Wanis and Rose Ganim. She spent a happy childhood in Stratford, shining as the baton twirling drum majorette for Stratford High School from which she graduated in 1948 and working at her family's fruit stand. She then attended the...
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Dorothy L. Smith

December 15, 1926 - October 30, 2020

Peabody – Mrs. Dorothy L. (Henry) Smith, of Brooksby Village, Peabody died Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home. She was 93. Dorothy was born in Waltham on December 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Robert and Clarissa (Shepherd) Henry, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She earned her registered nursing diploma from the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. ...
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Thang Tram

February 1, 1943 - October 28, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Thang Tram, of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge at the age of 77. Thang was born February 1, 1943 in Saigon, Vietnam to the late Phieu Tram and Que Luu. He immigrated to the United States in 1986, arriving first in Indiana before settling a year later in Waltham, where he became a lifelong resident. He earned his...
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Kenneth H. Surette

September 28, 1959 - October 19, 2020

Waltham - Kenneth H. Surette, Sr., passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital at the age of 61. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Linda Rankin Surette, his sons, Kenneth Surette Jr. and Tyler Surette all of Waltham, Massachusetts; his siblings Andrea LeBlanc (Michael) of Sanford, Maine, Ellen Peterson (David) of Pelham, New Hampshire, Patrick Surette of Wedgeport, Nova...
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Joseph E. Powers

January 23, 1927 - October 17, 2020

Nashua, NH – Mr. Joseph E. Powers, of Nashua, formerly of Waltham and Concord, died on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in his home. He was 93. Joe was born at home during a blizzard on January 23, 1927 to the late Luther and Margaret Mary (White) Powers. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. Upon his return home he earned a...
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Donald B. Casey

October 30, 1927 - October 17, 2020

Waltham - Don Casey was the much-loved uncle to so many nieces and nephews. And it was the welcomed hour each Christmas when Uncle Don would distribute the myriad of gifts, unwrapped of course because he was the proclaimed bachelor. They were the best gifts given with thought, love and generosity. An avid swimmer Don kept fit and active with regular swims even until the most recent years. ...
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Howard N. Womboldt

April 19, 1952 - October 15, 2020

Waltham – Mr. Howard N. Womboldt, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a two month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Howard was born in Waltham on April 19, 1952, the only child of the late Howard and Grace (Collura) Womboldt. Orphaned at the age of eleven Howie was raised by his mother's sister, Rosalie Buonomo and her...
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