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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

Nancy R. (O'Hara) Grimes

June 26, 1941 - May 6, 2021

Mrs. Nancy R. (O'Hara) Grimes, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 6, 2021 in The Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living Center in Newton. She was 79. Beloved wife of 59 years to Richard H. Grimes. Mother of Christopher S. Grimes of Waltham and the late Michelle A. Grimes. Sister of Walter O'Hara of Weston, Hazel Doucette of Ashland, Elizabeth 'Betty' O'Hara of Newton, NH and the late Joseph, Edward...
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Janis Delaney, C.S.J.

January 9, 1924 - May 6, 2021

Framingham – Sister Janis Delaney, CSJ, in her 78th year as a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, died peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Bethany Healthcare, Framingham. She was 97 years old. Sister Janis was born Mary Gertrude Delaney in Waltham on January 9, 1924, a devoted daughter of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish on Waltham's South Side and the late Thomas J. and...
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Eunice B. (Lindstrom) Kiley

November 30, 1931 - May 2, 2021

Eunice B. (Lindstrom) Kiley, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Bear Mountain at Sudbury. She was 89. She was born on November 30, 1931 in Hartford, Connecticut a daughter of the late Carl and Jane (Murray) Linstrom. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. A longtime Waltham resident she moved to Framingham twenty years ago. Prior to...
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Anthony R. "Bobby" Lombardo

November 2, 1959 - May 1, 2021

Waltham—Mr. Anthony R. "Bobby" Lombardo, of Waltham, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 61 years old. Bobby was born in Boston on November 2, 1959 to the late William and Veronica (O'Brien) Lombardo. Raised in Waltham, he moved to Lincoln Street when he was a child and had been a resident ever since. He graduated from Waltham High School with the...
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Camille J. Babineau

May 4, 1927 - April 29, 2021

Billerica – Mr. Camille J. Babineau, of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, died on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 93. Camille was born on May 4, 1927 in Grande-Digue, New Brunswick, one of nine children born to the late Edelbert and Laura (LeBlanc) Babineau. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and became a lifelong Waltham resident. During...
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Phillip J. Calson

June 23, 1956 - April 25, 2021

Phillip J. Calson, 64, of Troy, New York, passed away at home on April 25, 2021. Phil was born in Waltham on June 23, 1956 to the late Salvatore and Doreen (Stapleford) Calson. He loved playing drums in a band with his friends. He was also very artistic and loved painting caricatures and pictures of scenery and nature. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived...
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Stephen G. Rooney

April 27, 1961 - April 20, 2021

Pepperell – Mr. Stephen G. Rooney, of Pepperell, formerly of Waltham, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. He was 59. Stephen was born in Newton on April 27, 1961, the son of the late Paul B. and Miriam E. (Shea) Rooney. He was raised and educated in Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High with the class of 1979. He worked for years in the...
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Marjorie A. LeBlanc

December 7, 1928 - April 18, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie A. (Langill) LeBlanc, of Waltham, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 following a period of declining health. She was 92. Marjorie was born in Waltham on December 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Everett and Dorothy (Kingsbury) Langill. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and in 1950 she married Waltham native and World War II Navy vet Armand...
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Joseph T. D'Intinosanto

April 23, 1984 - April 14, 2021

Mr. Joseph T. D'Intinosanto, of Winchendon, formerly of South Easton and Attleboro, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. He was 36. Joseph was born in Newton on April 23, 1984 a son of Michael A. D'Intinosanto Sr. and Joanne (Morgan) D'Intinosanto. He was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School and graduated with the class of 2002 where he played on...
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Maude M. Neptune

June 19, 1946 - April 13, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Maude M. Neptune, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at her home. She was 74. Maude was born in Jacmel, Haiti, on June 19, 1946, the daughter of Solon and Morilia (Gaston) Mondesir. She was raised in Haiti and moved to the United States with her children after her late husband Andre Neptune passed away in 1990. In Haiti she was a schoolteacher, and after immigrating to...
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Joan D. (Hayes) Zampitella

May 6, 1931 - April 12, 2021

Joan D. (Hayes) Zampitella, a resident of Windsor Place in Wilmington, a former longtime Waltham resident, died Monday, April 12, 2021 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 89. Joan was born in Cambridge on May 6, 1931 a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Gillen) Hayes. Joan lived most of her life in Waltham before moving to Windsor Place in Wilmington in 2016. In her earlier years...
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Harold L. Arnold

April 24, 1935 - April 9, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Harold L. Arnold, of Waltham, died Friday, April 9, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln after a week's battle with cancer. He was 85. Harold was born in Waltham on April 24, 1935, a son of the late John and Caroline (Schnitzlein) Arnold, and had been a lifelong resident. He attended Saint Charles School and then he served with the United States Air Force during...
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Mary Alice (Trainor) Delorey

September 7, 1953 - April 8, 2021

Mary Alice (Trainor) Delorey was born September 7, 1953 in Waltham. She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Mary E. (Thompson) Trainor. Mary Alice was raised in Newton and graduated from Newton North High School in 1972. She was an LPN who graduated from Waltham Hospital School of Nursing, later earning her associate degree from Aquinas College. Mary Alice practiced nursing for many years...
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Joseph C. Henchey, CSS

June 2, 1930 - April 7, 2021

Rev. Joseph Charles Henchey, CSS, MA, STD was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, June 2, 1930, son of the late Judge William Henry Henchey and Mrs. Elizabeth Cashman Henchey. He was the fourth in a family of six children. All his siblings: Elizabeth, William Jr., Jim, Sr. Mary Judith, RDC (nee Catherine Ellen) and Alice have pre-deceased him. He entered the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata on...
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Virginia M. Taylor

September 17, 1934 - April 5, 2021

Virginia M. Taylor, of Waltham, formerly of Medford, died Monday, April 5, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 86. Born on September 17, 1934 in Medford she was a daughter of the late William and Helen (Hine) Taylor and was a proud graduate of St. Clement High School. After high school Virginia worked as a clerk for the Ford Corporation at Assembly Square in Somerville, at W. T....
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Edward J. Fahey

May 17, 1938 - April 5, 2021

Mr. Edward J. Fahey, of Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, April 5, 2021 in Wingate at Needham. He was 82. Eddie was born on May 17, 1938 in Waltham a son of the late Edward F. and Angela (Norris) Fahey. A graduate of Waltham High School he then honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He married Ida Senarian on July 14, 1971 in Saint Stephen's...
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Floyd R. 'Bob' Ammerman

August 3, 1928 - April 4, 2021

Floyd R. (Bob) Ammerman died at home in Waltham, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was 92. Bob was born August 3, 1928 in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania a son of the late Leonard Charles Ammerman and Sarah Jane (Searfoss) Ammerman. A graduate of Athens High School he played sports on many of their teams. He married Helen F. Swackhamer on November 24, 1948 in the Church of Christ in...
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Grace (Wood) Burke

March 3, 1921 - April 4, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Grace (Wood) Burke, of Waltham, died on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 in her home. She was 100 years old. Grace was born in Melrose on March 3, 1921 to the late Harold H. and Louise E. (Cauger) Wood. Raised in Cambridge, she was a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School with the Class of 1939 and went on to continue her studies at the Katherine Dell Secretarial School in...
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Gerard A. "Jerry" Chevrette

January 15, 1924 - March 31, 2021

Needham – Mr. Gerard A. "Jerry" Chevrette, of Needham, formerly of Watertown and Waltham, died at The Linden in Dedham on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was 97. Jerry was born in Watertown on January 15, 1924 to the late Archille and Ida (Fournier) Chevrette. A 1942 graduate of Watertown High School, Jerry, like so many brave young people of his era, quickly transitioned from child to adult...
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Steven C. Grubbs

December 27, 1955 - March 31, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Steven C. Grubbs Sr., of Waltham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2021 at Boston Medical Center. He was 65. Steven was born in Waltham on December 27, 1955, the son of the late Robert A. Grubbs Sr. and Florence M. (Cannistraro) Grubbs. He spent a lot of time in his youth visiting family on Cape Cod. He cherished his time on the Cape and it...
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Nikolaos Hatzidis

August 17, 1936 - March 31, 2021

Shrewsbury - Nikolaos Hatzidis's story is one of determination, loyalty, love and perseverance. And throughout his eighty-four years he endured life's triumphs and setbacks…laughter and tears. And in the end he enjoyed the comfort of sweetness and peace in his native Greece. Nikolaos died peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was 84. His family remains eternally grateful for the...
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William A. Nydam

May 17, 1966 - March 30, 2021

Watertown – Mr. William A. Nydam, of Watertown, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home. He was 54. Billy was born in Waltham on May 17, 1966, a son of Judith (Wilson) Farrar DiBlasi. He was raised and educated in Waltham and moved to Watertown several years ago. Although Billy retired from his career in construction and landscaping six years ago, he was still the 'Mr. Fix-it' for his...
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Michal Talmor Tilley

April 1, 1985 - March 29, 2021

Dr. Michal (aka Michelle) Talmor Tilley passed away suddenly on March 29, 2021 leaving a hole in our hearts and our universe. Michal was born in Haifa, Israel on April 1, 1985. At the age of six, she moved to Tel Aviv where she spent her childhood and early adult life. Her brilliance was evident at an early age, and she was enrolled in the gifted classes from grade school through high school. ...
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Joseph D. Arpino

July 6, 1964 - March 29, 2021

Joseph D. Arpino was born in Newton on July 6, 1964, the youngest son of Italian immigrants Giuseppe 'Joseph' and Assunta (Valente) Arpino. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School in 1982 and then earned his bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. With a talent and passion for music, Joe played guitar in various bands in conjunction with working as a...
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Bernard F. MacDonald, D.M.D.

August 22, 1932 - March 28, 2021

Dr. Bernard F. MacDonald of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in the Seasons Hospice in Hollywood. He was 88. A son of the late Allan and Florence (Chisholm) MacDonald, Bernard was born August 22, 1932 in Taunton. At the age of 12, he began working as a dental technician alongside his father; dentistry may indeed have been in his blood. Bernard went on to...
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Mary Julia Brosnan

July 15, 1963 - March 24, 2021

Dr. Mary Julia Brosnan, of Newton, MA, born July 15th 1963, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 24th, 2021, after an incredible year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the eldest daughter of Tom and Maureen (née Ross) Brosnan in Leeds, England. Mother of Kerry and Katrina Brock and sister of Theresa Chadwick (Wigan, England) and Tom and Jillian Brosnan ...
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Seymour K. Phillips

May 24, 1961 - March 23, 2021

Mr. Seymour Karmins Phillips, of Waltham, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. Seymour, affectionately called "SK Phillips," was born in Thane, India on May 24, 1961. He was one of three children of William and Anandi Phillips. Seymour was raised and educated in India where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management at University of Bombay and his Master...
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Joan R. (Beaton) Callahan

April 10, 1936 - March 23, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Joan R. (Beaton) Callahan, of Waltham, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in her home. She was 84. Joan Beaton was born in Waltham on April 10, 1936, a daughter of the late John and Laura (MacKay) Beaton. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement had worked as the beloved school secretary at Our Lady's Academy on Trapelo Road for twenty-one years. She...
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Kenemassa K. Jordan

July 5, 1930 - March 22, 2021

Kenemassa K. Jordan lovingly known as Nancy K. Urey ~ July 5, 1930 – March 22, 2021 ~ Nancy was called to her rest on the morning of March 22, 2021 at her home in Framingham, Massachusetts. Our beloved mother, grandma, aunty, sister, cousin, and friend was born on July 5, 1930 in the kingdom of Bopolu in the county of Gbarpolu of Liberia, West Africa. She was the Great Grand-daughter of King...
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Mary Ellen (Nichols) Fahs

June 12, 1936 - March 20, 2021

Manhattan, New York - Mary Ellen (Nichols) Fahs, 84, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021 after succumbing to injuries from an accident. Born on June 12, 1936 in Oyster Bay on Long Island NY, Mary Ellen was the daughter of William and Isabel Nichols. She attended West Side School in Syosset, NY, a small, public elementary school. West Side's progressiveness and diversity helped shape...
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Joseph E. Gallant, Jr.

November 1, 1949 - March 20, 2021

Plymouth – Mr. Joseph E. Gallant, Jr., of Plymouth, formerly of Framingham and Waltham, died Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. He was 71. Joe was born in Waltham on November 1, 1949, a son of the late Joseph E., Sr. and Irene P. (O'Brien) Gallant. He graduated from Waltham High School where he was an all-star left handed pitcher on the school's...
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Judith A. (Judi) Clarke

June 5, 1959 - March 19, 2021

Hanover – Mrs. Judith A. "Judi" (McAlpine) Clarke, of Hanover, died at home on Friday, March 19, 2021 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 61 years old. Judi was born in Stoneham on June 5, 1959 to Janet (Ohnemus) McAlpine and the late Richard McAlpine. She moved to Waltham with her family when she was in grade school and was a 1977 graduate of Waltham High School. ...
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Richard T. Mullen

March 19, 2021

Ellington, Conn. – Mr. Richard T. Mullen, of Ellington, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He was 85. Born in Waltham, Dick was a son of the late Thomas J. and Winifred Mullen. He was a graduate of the nation's oldest private military college, Norwich University, and his love for his Norwich family was only second to the love...
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William P. Quagliozzi

January 12, 1945 - March 19, 2021

Billerica – Mr. William P. Quagliozzi, of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 76. Bill was born in Waltham on January 12, 1945, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Aucoin) Quagliozzi, and was a Waltham High graduate. A Billerica resident for more than thirty years he enjoyed following local politics and was a town meeting...
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Domenic E. D'Eramo

March 15, 1935 - March 18, 2021

Millis – Mr. Domenic E. D'Eramo, 86, of Millis, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Domenic was born on March 15, 1935 in the Abruzzo region of Italy in Introdacqua. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 with his mother Ofelia, where the two joined Domenic's father Mariano in the Federal Hill section of Providence,...
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Paul Perrone

January 27, 1925 - March 14, 2021

Paul Perrone was born in Gaeta, Province of Latina, Italy, on January 27, 1925. He was son of the late Vincenzo and Francesca (Miele) Perrone. Paul passed away peacefully at his home in Stoneham on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was 96. Paul always said that two of the best things he did were moving to the United States of America and marrying the love of his life, Rose Casella. Paul's dream...
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Barbara A. Piacentino

October 1, 1937 - March 10, 2021

Waltham – Barbara A. (Shanklin) Piacentino, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in her home following a period of declining health. She was 83. Barbara was born in Waltham on October 1, 1937 to the late Gilbert and Elin (Bengtson) Shanklin. A graduate of Waltham High School, she had worked as a bookkeeper for many years until leaving to raise her family. An avid traveler, she...
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Eileen M. (Burgess) Cincotta

November 23, 1929 - March 10, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Eileen M. (Burgess) Cincotta, of Waltham, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 91 years old. Eileen was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick on November 23, 1929 to the late Adelard and Delphina (Bourgeois) Pellerin. She moved to the United States with her family when she was eight years old. After her mother's death in 1938, Eileen was adopted and...
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Lillian A. (Monsour) Chalmers

March 18, 1927 - March 9, 2021

At almost 94 years old Lillian Chalmers remained as she had lived her life…independent and strong-willed. Lillian died on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was 93. Lillian A. Monsour was born March 18, 1927 in Boston a daughter of Lebanese immigrants George and Rahmy (Hatem) Monsour. Raised and educated in Boston she excelled in her schooling. She married Hazen A. 'Al' Chalmers on September 7,...
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Kerri L. MacLellan

March 25, 1972 - March 8, 2021

Kerri 'The Dancing Queen' MacLellan was granted her angel wings on March 8th 2021. Her final hours were spent surrounded by loving family members, listening to her favorite tunes from One Direction, as well as Scotch music from Cape Breton fiddlers and well-loved spiritual songs. Love of dancing and music was a hallmark of Kerri's 48 years. Anyone who knew Kerri knew that she was never one to sit...
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Frederick Proia

February 19, 1950 - March 7, 2021

Naples, Florida – Mr. Frederick Proia, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Sandwich, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on March 7, 2021. He was 71 years old. Fred was born in Newton on February 19, 1950, the son of the late Frederick S. and Doris M. (Arsenault) Proia. He was raised in Newton and after graduating from Newton North High School he served in the Massachusetts Army...
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Christine M. Wheeler

June 5, 1948 - March 6, 2021

Framingham – Christine M. (Stanton) Wheeler, of Framingham and formerly of Waltham, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021in MetroWest Medical Center. She was 72. Christine was born in Boston on June 5, 1948, a daughter of the late Edward F. and Anna F. (Voymas) Stanton. She was raised and educated in Waltham and after graduating from Saint Mary's High School she earned her bachelor's degree from...
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William E. Bearisto

July 7, 1924 - March 5, 2021

Waltham - Long before he turned 21, Waltham's Bill Bearisto had already lived nine lives. In April, 1943 he left his senior year of high school in Boston to join the United States Army. By November of that year he was trained up, issued a weapon and put on a troop ship headed to England where he became part of the 110th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. After landing at...
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Pauline R. (Leone) Morrison

June 29, 1933 - March 5, 2021

Mrs. Pauline R. (Leone) Morrison, of Watertown, died Friday, March 5, 2021 in Belmont Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 87. Born on June 29, 1933 in Newton, Pauline was the youngest of twelve children of the late Cesidio and Antonia (Baccari) Leone. Raised in the Nonantum village of Newton, she was a proud graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton with the class of 1951. ...
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Kathleen (Sullivan) DeGraffenreid

June 29, 1947 - February 28, 2021

Kathleen (Sullivan) DeGraffenreid of San Diego, California, formerly of Belmont, Massachusetts, passed away at her home on February 28, 2021 after a lengthy struggle with interstitial lung disease. She was 73. Kathy was the beloved wife of Douglas C. DeGraffenreid who passed away on July 5, 2009. She was born on June 29, 1947 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Frederick K. Sullivan and Ferne R...
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Carol A. Peters

November 11, 1938 - February 28, 2021

Ms. Carol A. Peters, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 82. Carol was born November 11, 1938 in Newton a daughter of the late Edward W. and Ruth E. (Houlihan) Peters. A graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton she then graduated from the Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Carol had worked as a secretary for Raytheon Corporation in...
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Carmen J. Rivera

March 3, 1948 - February 28, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Carmen J. Rivera, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer's Care. She was 72. Carmen was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on March 3, 1948 to the late Francisco and Julia (Flores) Rivera. Raised in Orocovis, she moved to Waltham in 1966 and had been a resident ever since. She had worked as an assembler at the Standard-Thompson...
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Claire 'Elaine' (Clements) Lawless

November 14, 1933 - February 28, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Claire 'Elaine' (Clements) Lawless, of Waltham, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 87. Claire Elaine Clements was born November 14, 1933 in Boston a daughter of the late Harry Wilbur Clements and Claire Veronica (McGillicuddy) Clements. A graduate of the Practical Arts High School in Roxbury she was a member of the class of 1951....
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Robert N. Daley

December 25, 1949 - February 27, 2021

Spring Hill, Fla. – Mr. Robert N. Daley, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 71. Bob was born in Melrose on Christmas Day, 1949 to the late L. Arnold and Agnes (Fitzgerald) Daley. He was raised in Framingham and was a 1968 graduate of Framingham South High School. After that he served as an infantryman in Vietnam with...
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James J. 'Jay' Hardiman , Jr.

January 9, 1947 - February 24, 2021

Waltham - Mr. James J. 'Jay' Hardiman, Jr., a longtime resident of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home in Mashpee. He was 74. James Joseph 'Jay' Hardiman was born January 9, 1947 in Waltham, a son of the late James J., Sr. and Louise (Clancy) Hardiman. He attended Waltham Public Schools and graduated from Newman Prep School in Boston. Jay honorably served in the United...
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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 clothes...to 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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