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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

John C. Foreman

March 6, 1949 - July 15, 2019

Newton – Mr. John C. Foreman, of Newton, died on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was 70. John was born in Waltham on March 6, 1949, the son of the late Randolph and Olive (Carson) Foreman. Following a move to Watertown John graduated from Watertown High in 1968. John played violin and attended Longy School of Music in Cambridge to study his craft. During the Vietnam War he served with the...
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Rita A. (Walsh) Curtin

October 7, 1920 - July 12, 2019

Norton - Mrs. Rita A. (Walsh) Curtin, of Norton, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Wingate at Norton. She was 98. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Curtin. She was born in Waltham on October 7, 1920, a daughter of the late William J. and Catherine C. (Robichaud) Walsh, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Norton ten years ago. Rita was a 1938...
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Jean Philippe Roche

July 5, 1988 - July 10, 2019

Jean Philippe Roche, age 31, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Care Dimensions Hospice House. Jean Phillippe, better known as Pipo, spent his final days surrounded by family and friends that he had impacted in such a memorable way. Pipo was born July 5, 1988, in Bois Monquette, Petion-ville, Haiti, to Jean (deceased) and Viergella Roche. He married Vanessa Abellard on...
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John M. 'Jack' Daly

March 29, 1942 - July 10, 2019

Waltham – Mr. John M. 'Jack' Daly, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was 77. Jack was born in Belmont on March 29, 1942, the son of the late Walter F. and Mary F. (Kelly) Daly. When Jack was young the family moved to Waltham and after graduating from Waltham High School he earned his degree from Northeastern University. Before his...
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Gary J. Carroll

April 19, 1964 - July 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Gary J. Carroll, of Waltham, died on Tuesday July 9, 2019 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 55. Gary was born in Waltham on April 19, 1964, a son of Linda M. (Mogan) Carroll of Waltham and the late Richard H. Carroll. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He was a talented carpenter and in his spare time loved...
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Jane C. Leard

April 9, 1947 - July 8, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Jane C. (Welch) Leard, of Waltham, died peacefully on Monday July 8, 2019 in her home. She was 72. Jane was born in Waltham on April 9, 1947, a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Mary (Slauenwhite) Welch. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and later earned her degree from Emmanuel College in 1969. On August 5, 1972 she married Richard W. Leard in Our...
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Louise A. (Marier) Jones

November 28, 1922 - July 7, 2019

Framingham – Mrs. Louise A. (Marier) Jones, of Framingham, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 96. Louise was born in Lawrence on November 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (Crane) Marier. After graduating from Lawrence High School she attended Burdett Business School in Boston. In January, 1956 she married Waltham native Frank C....
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James R. Regan

October 30, 1944 - July 7, 2019

Waltham – Mr. James R. Regan, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 74. Jim was born in Waltham on October 30, 1944, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Dryden) Regan, and was a lifelong resident. His family were among the founding members of Saint Jude Parish in 1949 and where he was a longtime lector as Sunday masses. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1962...
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Thomas J. Noonan

February 26, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Long before President Kennedy's inaugural address of 1961 in which he said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country' Tommy Noonan was living these inspired words. After a lifetime of service to God, family, friends and his country he died in the comfort of his home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 90. Born on February 26, 1929 in Worcester he was one of...
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Donnamarie (Thomas) Keaney

September 9, 1958 - July 6, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Donnamarie (Thomas) Keaney, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, July 6, 2019 following a period of declining health. She was 60. Donnamarie was born in Chelsea on September 9, 1958, the daughter of the late William and Donna (Campbell) Thomas, and lived in Dorchester before moving to Waltham in her teens. She had worked for many years as a print technician at Kwik-Kopy...
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Flora (Leger) Clancy

July 6, 1917 - July 6, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Flora (Leger) Clancy, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, her 102nd birthday. Flora was born in Fitchburg, a daughter of the late Napoleon and Emma (Landry) Leger and was raised in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. She moved to Waltham in 1946 where she went to work at the Waltham Watch Factory before her marriage to Waltham native John J. Clancy who died in February, 1992. ...
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Virginia T. Hachey

November 11, 1931 - July 6, 2019

Virginia T. Hachey (Marifiote), of Waltham, died on Saturday, July 6,2019 at home. She was 87. Virginia was born on November 11, 1931 in Watertown, a daughter of the late Anthony and Nellie Marifiote (Scioli). A graduate of Watertown High School, she later married Cambridge native David H. Hachey at Saint Patrick's Church on April 11, 1953. They moved to Waltham in 1957 to raise and educate...
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Max Chretien

February 29, 1924 - July 1, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Max Chretien, of Waltham, died after a long and well lived life at his home on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was 95. Max was born in Basel, Switzerland on February 29, 1924, the son of the late Walter and Louise (Horand) Chretien. As a youngster he enjoyed visiting his grandmother and cousins in the countryside and whenever possible he spent time hiking and biking in the southern...
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Camille (Congelos) Butler

November 19, 1942 - July 1, 2019

'We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death - Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow…Sunday will come!' wrote Mormon Joseph B. Wirthlin. Camille Butler's Sunday came peacefully but joyful and welcomed on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was 76. Camille Congelos was born November 19, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut a daughter of the late...
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Peter S. Talanian

March 28, 1924 - July 1, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Peter S. Talanian, of Waltham, died at home on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was 95. Peter was born in Boston on March 28, 1924, a son of the late Soukias and Lucy (Michaelian) Talanian and was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in Boston. Right after that he joined the United States Army where he became a mortarman with the 363rd Infantry. Soon after joining the Army...
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Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone

May 7, 1944 - June 28, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone, of Arundel, Maine, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. She was 75. Judy was born and raised in Waltham and was a 1963 graduate of Waltham High School. After that she went to work at the City of Waltham auditor's office where she spent the next thirty-nine years, retiring as head clerk in 2002. Never one to...
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Evelyn M. (Cherelli) Knox

May 22, 1928 - June 27, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Evelyn M. (Cherelli) Knox, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 91. Evelyn was born and raised in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Angelo and Ida (Molasky) Cherelli, and moved to Waltham shortly after her 1957 marriage to Charles J. Knox. They became lifelong residents in Our Lady's Parish where Charlie was a longtime usher...
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Janet M. (Karchenes) Peters

September 18, 1943 - June 24, 2019

Weston - Mrs. Janet M. (Karchenes) Peters, of Weston, died at home on Monday, June 24, 2019. She was 75. Janet was born and raised in Watertown, the daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Connors) Karchenes. She was a 1961 graduate of Watertown High School. In August, 1963 she married her high school sweetheart, Charles J. Peters, in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown. The couple...
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Elizabeth M. (Caissie) Melanson

September 17, 1942 - June 23, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Caissie) Melanson, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in The Lutheran Rehab. and Skilled Care Center Worcester. She was 76. Elizabeth was born in St. Philippe Wisener, New Brunswick on September 17, 1942, a daughter of the late Clement and Anna (Gallant) Caissie, and had been a Waltham resident since 1963. Until her retirement she had worked for years in...
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Phyllis E. (McKay) Gatti

March 20, 1941 - June 22, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis E. (McKay) Gatti, of Waltham, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in her home. She was 78. Phyllis was born in Waltham on March 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Wallace and Alice (Lirette) McKay, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1960 graduate of Waltham High School. Until her retirement she worked for years at the Guaranty-First Trust Company in Waltham. She...
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Jeffrey L. O'Reilly

February 4, 1953 - June 22, 2019

Hanson – Mr. Jeffrey L. O'Reilly, of Hanson, died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was 66. Jeff was born in Quincy on February 4, 1953, a son of Gloria (Peachey) O'Reilly of Brockton and the late William O'Reilly. He was raised in Rockland where he graduated from high school in 1971. After that he earned his bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in Boston. Until his retirement he worked...
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Phyllis V. (Ingham) Martin

September 10, 1922 - June 20, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis V. (Ingham) Martin, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 in her home at Waltham Crossings. She was 96. Phyllis was born in Lynn on September 10, 1922, the only child of Russell and Hazel (Cyr) Ingham. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and The Chandler School of Boston. Before she married Laconia, New Hampshire native Anthony G. 'Tony' Martin she...
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William S. Voner

May 25, 1956 - June 19, 2019

Mr. William S. Voner, of Belmont, formerly of Waltham, died on June 19, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 63. Bill was born in Boston on May 25, 1956, one of eight children to Paul and Marjorie (Mills) Voner. Bill loved to be outdoors and could often be found riding his bike around the streets of Belmont, often stopping at the local pawn shop to see if there was anything he could add...
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Esther (Beley) (Warren) Hynes

May 15, 1937 - June 17, 2019

Mrs. Esther (Beley) (Warren) Hynes, of Saugus and Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. Esther was born in Belmont on May 15, 1937, one of three children to the late Edward and Alice (Gray) Beley. She worked for many years before retirement as an LPN at Waltham Hospital, the VA in Mattapan and finally as a private clinic dialysis...
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Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton

June 15, 1930 - June 14, 2019

Newton - Mrs. Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton, of Newton, passed peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 (the day before her 89th birthday) surrounded by her daughter Carolyn and her two grandsons Jared and Justin. Mrs. Singleton was the middle child of Thomas E., Sr. and Adelina (Carter) Pierce. She was raised in Arlington where her parents were the first African-American family to...
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John A. Tedesco

February 9, 1931 - June 14, 2019

Newtonville – Mr. John A. Tedesco, of Newtonville, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 88. John was born in Newton on February 9, 1931, one of nine children born to the late Vincenzo and Filomena (Demambro) Tedesco, and had been a lifelong resident. During the Korean War he served with the United States Navy. After the service he joined the...
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Thomas E. Monaghan

November 25, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Thomas E. Monaghan, of Waltham, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer. He was 77. Tom was born in Waltham on November 25, 1941, a son of the late John and Agnes (Tully) Monaghan, and was a lifelong resident. Tom was employed by the Raytheon Company for 41 years and served as a lieutenant for their...
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Bernadette I. Duffy

July 2, 1921 - June 14, 2019

Waltham – Ms. Bernadette I. Duffy died Friday, June 14, 2019 in The Leland Home. She was 97. Bernadette was born July 2, 1921 in Waltham a daughter of the late John J. and Isabella L. (Biggins) Duffy. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. Bernie worked as a physical therapist in the office of Dr. James Helms in Watertown for many years before...
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Robert A. Vass

September 2, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Buzzards Bay – Mr. Robert A. Vass, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Friday, June 14, 2019 after an illness. He was 77. Bob was born September 2, 1941 in Revere a son of the late Edward and Frances (Tranfaglia) Vass. Raised in Revere he was a graduate of Revere High School. He married Watertown native Phyllis M. Parrella in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown on April 27, 1963. They...
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Lawrence S. Gatti

June 18, 1943 - June 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Lawrence S. "Larry" Gatti, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 75. Larry was born in Waltham on June 18, 1943, a son of the late Daniel and Theresa (Calabuffalo) Gatti, and had been a lifelong resident. For years he worked at Gardencrest Apartments in Waltham where he handled maintenance projects, large and small, throughout the complex....
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Carolyn M. (Wedholm) Ambrose

January 8, 1963 - June 7, 2019

Carolyn Ambrose would always tell her children, whom she adored 'Make good choices'! Sage advice not only for them, but also for each of us who take some time to read about what an amazing woman was this wife, mother, sister...and best of all friend to everyone. In a room filled only with love and surrounded by family and close friends Carolyn died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at The Brigham and Women...
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John F. "Frank" Dulligan

June 6, 2019

Normandy, France - D-Day . . . and after seventy-five years their stories never get old . . . here's the story of one of the men, Worcester native and Watertown resident John 'Frank' Dulligan, who was on the beach that day, and whose family cherishes his memory still . . . Before the sun set on the French coast that Tuesday night seventy-five years ago Colonel Dulligan and his men, boys...
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Edward J. Walker

July 11, 1959 - June 3, 2019

Edward J. Walker, Waltham High School, Class of 77, son of John J. and Madeline E. Walker has passed away in Fort Worth, TX. He is survived by his wife Michelle, his eight siblings, John, David, Linda Reed, Ron, Richard, Debbie John, Bill and Marsha Jiava. He also leaves two step daughters Desiree and Jasmine. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Mary, Doug and Robert. A...
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Mary P. (Bianchi) Malone

January 1, 1924 - May 29, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Mary P. (Bianchi) Malone, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was 95. Mary was born in Newton on January 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Loreto "Diduchi" and Lucia "Lucy" Bianchi and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. She worked for years as a domestic at area homes and was always ready for a shopping trip with family and friends. ...
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Salvatore Rotolo

November 8, 1953 - May 29, 2019

Lots of words come to mind describing Sal Rotolo. Loyal, kind, dedicated, talented and generous are just a few. In his early thirties when he emigrated from Aragona, Sicily to Waltham in the summer of 1985 he embraced the challenges of a new home, a new language and a new culture with a smile and determination. Known with affection by family as "Totò", he was a master mason by trade but...
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Fortini "Tee-Fee" (Economos) Skaltsis

September 7, 1921 - May 27, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Fortini "Tee-Fee" (Economos) Skaltsis, of Waltham, formerly of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 97. Tee-Fee was born in Saco, Maine on September 7, 1921 to Efthimios "Tom" and Georgia (Gregorakos) Economos, both natives of Greece. She moved as a child with her family to Rollinsford, New Hampshire and...
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Memorial Day 2019

May 27, 2019

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army." - George Washington August 27, 1776 On a warm summer morning in a field at Long Island, New York General George Washington spoke those words to an anxious group of young men gathered there to defend an idea. Their belief in a free nation where the rights of a citizen were bestowed upon...
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William D. Doucette

January 3, 1963 - May 24, 2019

William D. Doucette, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was 56. Bill was born on January 3, 1963 in Boston a son of Patricia E. (Garber) Doucette of Waltham and the late Jerome F. Doucette. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School with the class of 1981. Self employed as an auto mechanic most of his life he was recently working...
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Konstantin Yeliseyev

January 25, 1989 - May 21, 2019

Konstantin Yeliseyev, Of Waltham MA. Passed Away May 21, 2019, At The Age of 30. Born January 25 1989 In Moscow Russia, He Is Survived By His Mother Irina Of Waltham, Grandfather Boris, Grandmother Liudmila, Aunt Natalia, Cousin Elle And Many Friends. A Veteran Of 2 Wars, Operation Iraqi Freedom And Operation Enduring Freedom In Afghanistan, Konstantin Proudly Served His Country In The...
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Adolph A. Cura, DDS

December 5, 1932 - May 21, 2019

Waltham – Adolph A. Cura, D.D.S., of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Belmont Manor following a period of declining health. He was 86. Dr. Cura was a well-known and much loved dentist in Lexington where his practice spanned fifty-three years and generations of families. Known with affection by family and friends as Al, he was born and raised in South Boston and graduated from Boston...
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Peter R. Smith

December 30, 1959 - May 18, 2019

Natick – Mr. Peter R. Smith, of Natick, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Framingham Union Hospital. He was 58. Peter was born in Brighton on December 30, 1959, a son of Mary C. (Phillips) Smith of Waltham and the late George B. Smith. He was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High before attending UMass Boston. A member of the football team at both schools he maintained a...
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Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S.

February 18, 1935 - May 18, 2019

The Reverend Donald Joseph Higgins, C.S.S. Stigmatine The Reverend Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S., 84, died May 18, 2019, in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the 62nd year of his religious life and the 55th year of his priesthood. He had been lovingly cared for at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence. Father Higgins was born in Boston on February 18, 1935, the son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret...
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Lawrence C. Lynnworth

January 24, 1937 - May 9, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Lawrence C. Lynnworth, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home. He was 82. Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 24, 1937, a son of the late Maurice Lynnworth and Adella Lynnworth-Casey. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School he attended New York University on full scholarship where he studied electrical engineering. He also belonged to the...
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Fiore D. DiGiovine

April 28, 1927 - May 6, 2019

Fiore D. DiGiovine, called 'Dee' by most and fondly known as "Mr D." by his children's friends, died peacefully in his own home on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was 92. He was born on April 28, 1927 in Watertown a son of the late Italian immigrants Felice and Maria (Zaccagnini) DiGiovine. A graduate of Watertown High School with the class of 1945 he was the youngest of three boys all who proudly...
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Richard A. Wright

February 6, 1935 - May 6, 2019

Richard A. "Dick" Wright of Waltham died on May 6, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84. Richard was born in Newton on February 6, 1935, the son of the late George and Madeleine (Dubois) Wright. He was a 1952 graduate of Waltham High School. After high school, Dick did a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy in Maine (1953). He then attended the...
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Lee R.A. Campbell

October 13, 1979 - May 4, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Lee R.A. Campbell, of Waltham, died Saturday, May 4, 2019. He was 39. Lee was born in Waltham on October 13, 1979, the son of Gary D. and Judith D. (Bastarache) Campbell and had been a lifelong resident. He attended Minuteman Tech and worked in the HVAC trade for most of his life. He was well known as a motorcycle and music aficionado. In addition to his parents, Gary...
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Lynne M. Wenzler-Libby

January 29, 1961 - May 4, 2019

Fall River - Ms. Lynne M. Wenzler - Libby died unepectedly at home on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She was 58. Born on January 29, 1961 in Boston she was a daughter of the late Francis and Frances (Whitley) Wenzler. She was a graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School. Lynne was happily working as a general manager of 7-Eleven store in Fall River. Mother of Jessica F. Kirkland of Acton she...
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Ruth E. (MacFaun) Ross

May 1, 1927 - May 4, 2019

Plymouth - Mrs. Ruth E. (MacFaun) Ross, formerly of Brewster and Sudbury, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Stafford Hill Assisted Living in Plymouth. She was 92. Ruth E. MacFaun was born in Brockton on May 1, 1927 a daughter of the late Harry E. and Esther A. (Chamberlain) MacFaun. She lived there until she graduated from Brockton High School in 1945. She was inspired to pursue a career in...
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Walter T. McGovern, Sr.

October 19, 1930 - May 1, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Walter T. McGovern, Sr., of Waltham, died on Wednesday May 1, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton. He was 88. Walter was born in Waltham on October 19, 1930, a son of the late James B. 'Terry' and Lillian M. (Rennie) McGovern. He graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1949 and then enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. On...
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Roger L. Champeon

June 25, 1939 - May 1, 2019

Mr. Roger L. Champeon, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Wingate at Sudbury after an illness. He was 79. Roger was born June 25, 1939 in Waltham a son of the late Leland and Elsie (Weatherbee) Champeon. Raised in Waltham he later married Jeanne M. Poirier on June 7, 1964 in Saint Charles Chapel. Longtime Waltham residents they moved to Framingham in 1993. ...
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Francis J. Brissenden, Jr.

April 23, 1941 - April 30, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Francis J. Brissenden, Jr., of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with his family at his side in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 78. Frank was born in Boston on April 23, 1941, a son of the late Francis and Jean (Kordgis) Brissenden. Raised in Dorchester he had been a Waltham resident for more than forty years. He was a graduate of English High School in Boston and...
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Robert F. McGurrin

February 14, 1946 - April 29, 2019

On Monday, April 29, 2019, Robert Francis "Bob" McGurrin, devoted and loving husband, brother, dad, and grandfather, unexpectedly passed from this earth and was received into the arms of his Heavenly Father. Bob was born in Boston to Nora (Dowd) and Robert Martin McGurrin on February 14, 1946. He was the valedictorian of the 1963 graduating class of St. Mary's High School in Waltham. Bob...
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Kenneth P. Barry

April 1, 1981 - April 29, 2019

A perfect day for Kenny Barry might be described by great fish stories from a good day on the water in his boat…to return home to the wonderful smile and embrace of his four year old daughter, Ava and a kiss from his much loved wife, Liana who has made his heart smile since even before August 14, 2010 when they married on the Cape. The day would also be spent barbecuing and sitting by the fire...
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Walter H. Paschal

October 22, 1944 - April 28, 2019

Mr. Walter H. Paschal, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 74. Born on October 22, 1944 in Bridgeport, Connecticut he was a son of the late Harold J. and Bertha G. (Turner) Paschal. He was raised and educated in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Walter met Brighton native Anna L. Riley as a young man when he attended a dance at the YMCA. They later...
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Marjorie I. Murphy

September 22, 1940 - April 28, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie I. (Dunton) Murphy, of Waltham, died in her home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was 78. Marjorie was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 22, 1940, a daughter of the late Charles and Doris Dunton. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School. On November 25, 1962 she married Bernard M. Murphy in St. Mary's Church on...
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Joseph F. Loscocco

November 17, 1945 - April 26, 2019

Waltham – Master Sergeant Joseph F. Loscocco, USAF, of Waldorf, Maryland, formerly of Camp Springs, Maryland died Friday, April 26, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham following a period of declining health. He was 73. Joe was born in Boston on November 17, 1945, a son of the late Savino J. and Agnes F. (Burckhart) Loscocco. He grew up in the Boston area and after high school began...
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Lucille M.(Belliveau) Thibodeau

February 5, 1923 - April 25, 2019

Framingham – Mrs. Lucille M. (Belliveau) Thibodeau, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice House in Wayland. She was 96. Lucille was born on February 5, 1923 in Grosses Coques, Nova Scotia, a daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Aubut) Belliveau. She married Adolphe Louis Thibodeau on December 28...
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Jon F. Hayes

June 4, 1953 - April 23, 2019

Mr. Jon F. Hayes, of Woburn, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Care One in Newton. He was 65. Born on June 4, 1953 in Waltham he was a son of the late Franklin and Mary (McCarthy) Hayes. He was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1971. A lifelong Waltham resident he moved to Woburn three years ago. Through the Edinburg Center Jon participated in various...
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Irene B. (Bovat) Gailius

September 14, 1929 - April 17, 2019

Waltham – Lieutenant (JG) Irene B. Gailius, USA (Ret.), BSN, RN, peacefully entered into eternal rest at her residence on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, fittingly during Holy Week. She was 89. Irene was born in Westfield, Massachusetts on September 14, 1929, and was the eldest daughter of thirteen born to the late Richard and Bernice Bovat. She went to Westfield High School and then to Sister's...
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Leonilda A. (Corsi) Wilkins

February 15, 1927 - April 17, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Leonilda A. (Corsi) Wilkins, of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in her home. She was 92. Known with affection as 'Nilda' to family and friends, she was born on February 15, 1927 in Atina, Italy, a daughter of the late Giovani and Francesca Anna (Caira) Corsi. Raised and educated in Atina she moved to London, England in 1947 where she met her husband, RAF veteran...
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Mary R. (Ahern) Martin

May 11, 1933 - April 14, 2019

Mrs. Mary R. (Ahern) Martin, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 85. Mary was born on May 11, 1933 in Arlington a daughter of the late Everett and Pauline (Zeiner) Ahern. Raised in Arlington she was a graduate of Arlington High School. She married Robert N. Martin in 1957 in Saint Agnes Church and they moved to Waltham in 1961. Mary...
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Ingrid 'Innie' Seepersad

January 10, 1965 - April 13, 2019

Hyde Park – Mrs. Ingrid 'Innie' (Ramnarine) Seepersad, of Hyde Park, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 54. Ingrid was born in Diego Martin, Trinidad on January 10, 1965, a daughter of Sumitra Hospedales of Milton and the late Dindyal Ramnarine. She moved with her family to the United States in 1996 and has lived in Hyde Park for more than ten...
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Bertha (Syjatz) Rea

November 1, 1927 - April 12, 2019

Bertha Olga (Syjatz) Rea of Waltham passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019. Bertha will be greatly missed by her loving husband Warren W. Rea, her three children, Nancy Rea and husband David Wilson of Concord, William Rea and wife Rachelle of Natick, and Carolyn Rea of Burlington North Carolina, her grandchildren Charlotte, Nadine and husband Levi, Victoria, Daniel and Elizabeth....
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Faith M. Weagle

July 14, 1960 - April 12, 2019

Waltham – Miss Faith M. Weagle, of Waltham, died Friday, April 12, 2019 in the Healthwood Healthcare Center in Chestnut Hill. She was 58. Faith was born in Newton on July 14, 1960, a daughter of the late William E. and Margaret M. "Peg" (McCusker) Weagle, and was a lifelong Waltham resident. She was an active participant at Opportunities for Inclusion, formerly knowns as GWARC, in...
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Patricia A. Clark

November 22, 1933 - April 11, 2019

Ms. Patricia A. Clark of Wilton, CT formerly of Lexington and Medford died Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT. She was 85. Ms. Clark was born in Boston on November 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Leo and Teresa (DeCourcey) Clark. Pat was a graduate of Medford High School. Following graduation from Katharine Gibbs School, she worked in venture capital for almost forty...
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Huatang Chen

October 20, 1935 - April 11, 2019

Huatang Chen, of Belmont, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83. Born October 20, 1935 in Ningbo, China, he was a son of the late Shengjiang Chen and Juqing Jiang. He and his wife, Xiuying Tao, immigrated to the United States in 1998. In addition to his wife, Xiuying, he leaves his sons, Xiaohua Chen and Xiaodong Tao, and his grandchildren,...
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Georgina A. (Melanson) Cormier

January 3, 1930 - April 10, 2019

Georgina Cormier lived her faith each day of her eighty-nine years. Perhaps she knew that without faith nothing was possible but with it…nothing was impossible! Almost a year later Georgina was reunited with her husband of 70 years, Laurie J. Cormier who died April 26, 2018. She died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 after a period of failing health at the Atrium at Drum Hill in Chelmsford. ...
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Estia E. (Abbondanzio) Analetto

June 16, 1935 - April 8, 2019

Belmont – Mrs. Estia E. (Abbondanzio) Analetto, of Belmont, died Monday, April 8, 2019. She was 83. Estia was born in Fondi, Italy on June 16, 1935, a daughter of the late Luigi and Lucia (Broccoli) Abbondanzio. During World War II her family was forced to flee their home and after the war, at the age of 19, she came to the United States initially settling in Lynn. Following her...
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John G. Leate

September 1, 1943 - April 7, 2019

Mr. John G. Leate, of Watertown died Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Eliot Healthcare Center in Natick. He was 75. John was born September 1, 1943 in Boston a son of the late Noah J. and Alice M. (Gilmore) Leate. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1962. A proud United States Navy veteran he served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Saratoga. He...
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Omer J. LeBlanc

October 27, 1951 - April 6, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Omer J. LeBlanc, of Waltham, died on Saturday April 6, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 67. Omer was born in Cocagne, New Brunswick on October 27, 1951, a son of the late Edmond and Aldea LeBlanc. He moved to Waltham as a teenager and graduated from Waltham High School in 1970. Until his retirement he worked as a quality control supervisor at Data Instruments in...
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Roger Goguen

April 10, 1937 - April 2, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Roger Goguen, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton after a short illness. He was 81. Roger was born in Cap-de-Cocagne, New Brunswick on April 10, 1937, a son of the late Philippe and Emma (Richard) Goguen. He had been a resident of Waltham for more than 60 years and before his retirement was a member of Local 275 out of Newton, a...
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Mary V. (Salamone) Georgagi

January 28, 1923 - April 2, 2019

Mary Georgagi's faith and family provided her with all that she needed throughout her ninety-six years. Her good and long life came to its end when she died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born on January 28, 1923 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late Sicilian immigrants Joseph and Carmela (Cumbo) Salamone. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She married...
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Louise H. Antognoni

March 3, 1952 - March 31, 2019

Louise H. Antognoni, of Bedford, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was 67. Born on March 3, 1952 in Boston she was a daughter of the late John J. and Grace Louise (D'Arrigo) Antognoni, and sister of the late John J. Antognoni Jr. She lived many proud years in Lexington before moving to "The Great Town of Bedford!" as she dearly put it, over 9 years ago. Louise will...
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Barbara J. Campbell

May 21, 1927 - March 30, 2019

Mrs. Barbara J. Campbell, of Waltham, died peacefully on Saturday March 30, 2019 after a long illness. She was 91. Barbara was born in Waltham on May 21, 1927, the daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Carroll) Campbell. She was a life-long Waltham resident and had graduated from St. Mary's High School. She was a very talented artist and excelled at painting and sewing and had taught...
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Evelyn S. Kananovich

March 20, 1924 - March 30, 2019

Weston – Mrs. Evelyn (Stamas) Kananovich died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Maplewood at Weston. She was 95. Evelyn was born in Cambridge on March 20, 1924, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Nicoletta (Kokinakis) Stamas. After graduating from high school during World War II she went to work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she met her husband, Alexander. On September 5...
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Marjorie A. (Kelley) Joyal

November 2, 1925 - March 28, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie A. (Kelley) Joyal, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Waltham Crossings. She was 93. Marjorie was born in Newton on November 2, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Alice (Martin) Kelley. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. Following the death of her husband, Henry, she moved to Brooksby Village in...
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Henry E. Menelly

February 4, 1932 - March 24, 2019

Mr. Henry E. Menelly, of Waltham, formerly of Newton died on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 87. Born in Waltham on February 4, 1932 he was a son of the late Italian immigrants Ernest and Concetta (Bodessa) Menelly. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham Technical Vocational High School. He proudly served in the United...
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Gerald J. 'Jerry' Gallagher

May 8, 1931 - March 23, 2019

Jerry Gallagher…an all-around good and likeable guy will be remembered through many of the photographs he took. In addition to being the unofficial family photographer in which he took the predictable posed pictures he was also notorious for the unwelcomed candid photos he took of people not always looking their best. In the end it was conversation for a good laugh and that was another of his...
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Priscilla A. (Hall) Thomasian

September 8, 1936 - March 21, 2019

Mrs. Priscilla A. (Hall) Thomasian, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 82. Priscilla was born September 18, 1936 in Waltham a daughter of the late Henry and Marie (King) Hall. Raised and educated in Waltham she married Austin Thomasian on April 15, 1963. 

She worked as an administrative assistant for ArkWright Mutual...
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Shirley M. Crawford

April 4, 1931 - March 20, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Shirley M. (Aucoin) Crawford, of Waltham, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at CareOne at Newton. She was 87. Shirley was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Levi and Sophie (Doucet) Aucoin, and had been a lifelong Waltham resident. Afflicted with cerebral palsy, Shirley was surrounded by the love, care, affection and encouragement of her parents and brothers. She attended...
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Blanche I. (Clark) Nocella

March 21, 1917 - March 20, 2019

Life is often defined and remembered by certain dates. The familiar poem 'The Dash' by Linda Ellis speaks of what we do with our lives between our date of birth and the date of death...referring to the dash. March 20, 1938 marked an important and happy day when Blanche and Olindo 'Lindy' Nocella were married in the rectory at St. Joseph's Church in San Jose, California. And on Wednesday, March 20...
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Lucy A. (DeStefano) Chaisson

September 12, 1934 - March 19, 2019

The doors on Lucy Chaisson's home on Beal Road in Waltham for the last eleven years and her home in her native Watertown where she lived many years were always open. In addition to the traditional Italian Sunday's where family and friends gathered in her kitchen and dining room for yet another one of her great meals everyone was always welcome regardless of the day of the week. Her cooking was...
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Robert A. Little

December 29, 1926 - March 17, 2019

Mr. Robert A. Little, of Waltham, died on Sunday March 17, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 92. Bob was born in South Boston on December 29, 1926, the son of the late Anthony A. and Anna C. (Hayes) Little. He left high school early to enlist in the Army during World War II and after the war returned home where he worked for over 32 years at Mills Transfer Company in Boston as a member...
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Kathleen R. (McGowan) Berardino

July 2, 1938 - March 17, 2019

Kathy Berardino's world centered on her family. Whether it was following and supporting her husband Dick as his successes in both minor and major league baseball took them from New York to Texas and back to Boston she was his faithful companion and number one cheerleader. And after marriage it was her sons sporting and extracurricular activities that kept her happily occupied. And blessed with...
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Paul E. Sennett

August 15, 1930 - March 15, 2019

Mr. Paul E. Sennett of Waltham died Friday, March 15th, in the Wingate Nursing Home in Weston. He was 88. Mr. Sennett was born on August 15, 1930, a son of the late Leo E. and Mary E. (Campbell) Sennett. Paul was a security officer for the City of Waltham School Department until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Elaine A. (Mogan) Sennett; his sister, Mary Porter of Framingham and...
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Virginia (Allen) Weaver

July 22, 1929 - March 15, 2019

Montclair, NJ – Mrs.Virginia (Allen) Weaver, of Montclair, New Jersey died Friday, March 15, 2019 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 89. Virginia was born and raised in Montclair where she was a 1948 graduate of Montclair High School. After that she earned her Bachelor's degree at North Carolina College. Trained as a social worker she began her career in New York City at the Hospital...
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Phyllis V. Peterson

January 13, 1940 - March 15, 2019

Brighton – Ms. Phyllis V. Peterson, of Brighton, died Friday March 15, 2019 at CareOne at Newton. She was 79. Phyllis was born in Boston on January 13, 1940, a daughter of the late James and Mabel (Chace) Peterson. She grew up in Malden, a 1957 graduate of Cheverus Centennial High School and earned her diploma from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Phyllis dedicated her live to...
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Thomas M. Casey

March 23, 1931 - March 15, 2019

Ever the gentleman Tom Casey will be remembered for his loving acts of kindness, intellect and his ever ready sense of humor. His family is certain that he has been reunited with his wife, Mary and extended family and friends in heaven where they are gathered around the piano sharing wonderful songs, stories and each others company. Tom died on March 15, 2019 in Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham...
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Margaret E. 'Betty' (Hann) Shanley

April 16, 1936 - March 14, 2019

Betty Shanley knew that 'together' was a wonderful place to be and her home on Marlborough Road in Waltham is where love resided, memories were created, family and friends gathered regularly and where laughter never ended. Her family all knew she was the boss…and they loved her for it! She was a wonderful cook and was happiest when her home was filled with company. She also loved tending to her...
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Patrick J. Connaughton

January 25, 1925 - March 13, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Patrick J. Connaughton, of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was 94. Patrick was born in Galway, Ireland on January 25, 1925, a son of the late Richard and Mary (Crowe) Connaughton. He immigrated to the United States in 1951, settling in Waltham where he became a lifelong resident. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Royal Air Force until...
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Rienzi B. 'Ren' Parker, Jr.

February 2, 1927 - March 10, 2019

Lexington – Mr. Rienzi B. 'Ren' Parker, Jr., of Lexington, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Brookhaven in Lexington. He was 92. He was born in Boston and grew up on the Cape where his family were longtime residents of Harwichport. He spent his youth fishing and sailing and developed a lifelong love of the sea. He went to high school at the Middlesex School in Concord and after that joined...
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Virginia K. Flint-Smith

November 2, 1928 - March 9, 2019

Waltham – Miss Virginia K. Flint-Smith, of Waltham, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 90. Virginia was born on November 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Albert and LaVone G. (Hargraves) Flint-Smith, and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Boston University and had worked for a number of years for Fleet Bank. ...
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Mary Edna Maguire

May 20, 1933 - March 9, 2019

Mrs. Mary Edna (Muise) Maguire, of Waltham, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Wingate of Sudbury. She was 85. Edna was born in Waltham on May 20, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Poirier) Muise. She was raised and educated in Waltham where she resided for her entire life until a move to Wingate of Sudbury. She was a past vice president of the Pine Street Elderly Housing...
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Catherine T. "Kay" Fratantuono

March 19, 1922 - March 7, 2019

Catherine T. (Kay) Fratantuono, 96, of Waltham, a beautiful soul, passed away peacefully after a long illness on March 7, 2019. She was born March,19,1922 in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Hurley) Day. Catherine graduated from the Dominican Academy in Fall River and the Catherine Gibbs Business School. She lived in Waltham for over 50 years. While working at the Naval...
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Catherine E. 'Kay' Creonte

May 21, 1925 - March 4, 2019

On Monday March 4, 2019 Catherine E. (Delfino) Creonte passed away surrounded by her loving family in Bedford, New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Creonte. Catherine was born in Waltham on May 21, 1925 to the late Grace (Collura) and Lorenzo Delfino. She attended St. Charles Elementary School and St. Charles High School, both in Waltham, after which she was employed...
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Terence F. O'Connor

June 28, 1967 - March 4, 2019

Everett - Mr. Terence F. O'Connor died unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was 51. Terence was born on June 28, 1967 in Boston a son of the late Irish immigrants Michael and Brigid (McBrien) O'Connor. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School and then earned his Bachelor's degree from Framingham State University. After twenty years together Terry and Everett...
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Mildred P. (Clinton) Noone

July 1, 1923 - March 1, 2019

Londonderry, NH – Mrs. Mildred P. (Clinton) Noone, of Londonderry, formerly of Waltham died Friday, March 1, 2019 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was 95. Known affectionately as 'Millie' to family and friends she was born in Cambridge on July 1, 1923, the second youngest of thirteen children born to the late Thomas J. and Agnes (McGuire) Clinton. She was...
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Edward M. Barry

June 23, 1926 - February 28, 2019

Leominster – Mr. Edward M. Barry, of Leominster, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He was 92. Ed was born in Waltham on June 23 1926, a son of the late John Daniel and Catherine A. (Pratt) Barry, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Leominster in 1986. Until his retirement he worked as a heavy equipment operator and...
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Patrick J. Kirkland

August 16, 1989 - February 27, 2019

Patrick J. Kirkland, of Waltham, died on Wednesday February 27, 2019. He was 29. Patrick was born in Waltham on August 16, 1989, the son of Lynne M. Libby of Fall River and the late Joseph P. Kirkland. He had lived most of his life in Waltham and had enjoyed playing various sports in his youth. He loved music of all types from dance to electronic and also enjoyed the peacefulness that...
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Violet 'Dolly' Finamore

June 3, 1927 - February 27, 2019

Violet Finamore did not know that life would deal her such challenges at such an early age. But she also learned that in adversity lied the wonderful gifts and opportunities for love, laughter and happiness. Widowed at the young age of 33 she raised five children on her own and masterfully succeeded in the dual role of mother and father. She never let widowhood define her and learned to adapt and...
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