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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

Michael G. Spice

March 17, 1944 - September 19, 2021

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, Michael G. Spice, loving husband to Marie (San Soucie) Spice of 39 years, passed away peacefully at the age of 77, following a short battle with cancer. Mike was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 17, 1944 a son of the late George and Mary (Drewett) Spice. Raised and educated in Fort Wayne, he was a 1962 graduate of Northside High School, and served his...
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Patricia (Coughlin) Nolan

June 2, 1935 - September 18, 2021

Patricia "Pat" Coughlin was born on June 2, 1935 in Somerville a daughter of the late Patrick Francis Coughlin and Sarah Josephine (Cassidy) Coughlin. Raised in Jamaica Plain she graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School in 1953 and then earned her Bachelor's degree from Salem State University in 1957. She met Swampscott and Lynn native, Maurice J. Nolan while on the beach at Singing...
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Evelyn A. Finneran

May 24, 1929 - September 15, 2021

Waltham—Miss Evelyn A. Finneran, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in her home. She was 92. Evelyn was born in Boston on May 24, 1929, a daughter of the late Francis D. and Jane M. (Burns) Finneran. Raised in Dorchester, she moved to Auburndale in 1952 and later to Waltham where she made her lifelong home. She had worked at the New England Telephone Company in the Prudential...
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Barbara J. (Flagg) Melideo

July 12, 1936 - September 15, 2021

Mrs. Barbara J. (Flagg) Melideo, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 85. Barbara was born on July 12, 1936 in Portland, Maine a daughter of the late Floyd and Pauline (Floyd) Flagg. A graduate of Deering High School in Portland she then married Vincent R. Melideo on August 16, 1958 and made Waltham home since. She and her late husband owned and...
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Edward G. Radovich

September 3, 1928 - September 15, 2021

A Tribute to our Dad: E.G. Radovich, Ed, Dad, Papa Ed, Big Ed, and Mr. R, was the rock of our family. He sacrificed so much of himself to give us a happy life. Dad was always there for us and many others, as well. A hardworking man with a meticulous work ethic, he encompassed the American Dream and was an anomaly who built his own successful business at age 60. Born in Arlington...
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Mary Beth Mizzoni

July 12, 1957 - September 12, 2021

Mary Beth (Fedele) Mizzoni, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, September 12, 2021 with her family at her side. She was 64. Mary Beth Fedele was born on July 12, 1957, in Waltham the second child to the late Salvatore E. and Genevieve D. (Lembo) Fedele. Raised in Waltham she was a 1975 graduate of Waltham High School. Following graduation, she worked at city hall and the court house. ...
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Valerie Page

July 14, 1926 - September 11, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Valerie (Steinprucker) Page, of Waltham, died peacefully Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Waltham Crossings following a period of declining health, at the age of 95. Valerie was born on July 14, 1926 in Traiskirchen, Austria and worked for several years for the Austrian Trade Union Federation in Vienna before immigrating to the United States more than fifty years ago. ...
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September 11, 2001

September 11, 2021

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania never saw the sun rise on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. We promised to never forget. With every best intention if one wanted to take one name a day and say a prayer for that person and his or her family it would take more than eight years to complete the task. That's the staggering and sobering...
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Evelyn J. Grinnell

October 1, 1935 - September 10, 2021

Waltham—Mrs. Evelyn J. (Formalarie) Grinnell, of Waltham, died on Friday, September 10, 2021 in the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick. She was 85 years old. Evelyn was born in Newton on October 1, 1935, the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Caliri) Formalarie. A graduate of Newton High School, she continued her education at Framingham State Teacher's College where she earned her...
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Beatrice B. (Visco) McClay

August 24, 1943 - September 10, 2021

Beatrice B. (Visco) McClay, known as Bea, died peacefully on September 10, 2021. Bea was born on October 24, 1943, just shy of two years from when her parents Mildred "Millie" (Nappi) Visco and John P. Visco were married in Portland, ME on November 23,1941 at St. Peter's church. Bea grew up in Brighton, MA until the age of 9yrs old when the family moved to Waltham, MA, where she graduated...
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Paul G. Nichols

September 7, 1962 - September 9, 2021

Watertown – Paul G. Nichols, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2021 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 59. Paul was born in Oakland, California on September 7, 1962. He was raised in Waltham by Gaetano 'Tom' and Marion (Walsh) Taranto and graduated from Waltham Vocational High School in 1980. He worked as a dispatcher for many years at JSC Transportation...
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Maria C. (Lee) Chong

April 8, 1942 - September 9, 2021

Weston – Mrs. Maria C. (Lee) Chong died at home with her family by her side on Thursday, September 9th after a four-year hard-fought battle with liver cancer. Maria was born in Seoul, Korea, on April 8, 1942, daughter of a prominent surgeon and Dean at Yonse University School of Medicine. She married Frank, physician and son of Dean at Pusan University School of Medicine, set up by their...
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Susan E. Thomas

March 18, 1956 - September 7, 2021

Susan E. Thomas, of Waltham, died on September 7, 2021 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was 65. Susan was born in Waltham on March 18, 1956, the youngest child of the late Edwin and Margaret (Ryan) Thomas. She will be remembered for her good sense of humor and her love of animals, especially her dog Mike. Growing up, she and her family made many happy memories with Aunt Mary and...
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Anne-Sophie Neumeister

September 4, 1998 - September 6, 2021

Anne-Sophie Neumeister, left us unexpectedly on Monday, September 6, 2021. An August 2021 graduate of Fordham's master's degree program in public media she was one whom professors called "thoughtful" and "sharp as a tack," "Anne-Sophie was not only young—so very young—but also a kind and luminous presence in the lives of all who knew her at Fordham," said Joseph M. McShane, S.J.,...
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Patricia A. Brinson

January 9, 1941 - September 5, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. (Greco) Brinson, of Waltham, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 80. Pat was born in Tewksbury on January 9, 1941, a daughter of the late Amadeo A. and Michelina A. (DiGaetano) Greco. She had worked at Ionics Inc. in Watertown as an account manager. A resident of Waltham and Watertown for most of her life,...
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Mary C. Keating

June 18, 1939 - September 5, 2021

Mary Claire (Birmingham) Keating passed away peacefully the evening of Sunday, September 5th on Cedar Point, in sight of the Scituate Light after "the best day ever." Although her health had been declining, Mary rallied to get home to enjoy the annual Scituate Beach Association Labor Day festivities which included smiles from the wonderful neighbors who had missed her terribly, a fantastic view...
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Kerry Anne O'Reilly

January 12, 1990 - September 3, 2021

Dorchester – Kerry Anne O'Reilly, of Dorchester and formerly of Dix Hills, New York died on September 3, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 31. Kerry was born in New Hyde Park, New York on January 12, 1990, the daughter of Brian and Carol (Miles) O'Reilly of Dix Hills, New York. She was raised and educated in Dix Hills and after her graduation from Half Hollow...
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Belgica Romero de Asencio

November 27, 1949 - September 3, 2021

Mrs. Belgica Romero de Asencio, of Waltham, died Friday, September 3, 2021 in Massachusetts General Hospital after an illness. She was 71. Belgica was born November 27, 1949 in Guayaquil, Ecuador; a daughter of the late Gumercindo and Candelaria (Gonzalez) Romero. Educated in Ecuador she married Manuel G. Asencio on September 4, 1974. They immigrated to the United States in 1992 settling in...
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Raymond P. Guelli

February 22, 1933 - August 31, 2021

Waltham - Mr. Raymond P. Guelli, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester following a period of declining health. He was 88. Ray was born in Waltham on February 22, 1933, a son of the late Giacomo and Antonia (Terrasi) Guelli. He was a lifelong Waltham resident and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After he got home from the service Ray...
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Charles Whalen

June 8, 1934 - August 31, 2021

Mr. Charles 'Charlie' Whalen, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. He was 87. Charlie was born in Waltham on June 8, 1934 a son of the late John and Helena (Loughman) Whalen. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a 1954 graduate of Waltham High School, and served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He married Waltham native Madeline M. Cannistraro in...
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Frances T. Doyle

February 29, 1932 - August 31, 2021

Lincoln – Mrs. Frances T. (Russell) Doyle, of Lincoln, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was 89. Fran was born on February 29, 1932 in Boston and was raised in the Savin Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. A daughter of Irish natives, Peter and Mary (Bowe) Russell, she was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston. On September 11, 1954 she married the love of her...
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Joseph "Jody" M. Ferguson

September 4, 1958 - August 30, 2021

Joe "Jody"Ferguson loved life and the many things that it had to offer, especially his family and friends. He could often be found at his beloved home in Plymouth, where he was dubbed the unofficial 'Mayor of White Horse Beach'. He was never afraid of hard work for it was instilled in him at a young age from good parents. He was born September 4, 1958 in Boston a son of Marilyn "Sis"(Ryan)...
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Jacqueline Stoff

June 25, 1941 - August 28, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Jacqueline (McEachern) Stoff, of Waltham, died on August 28, 2021 in Meadowgreen Nursing Home. She was 80. Jackie was born in Boston on June 25, 1941, the daughter of the late Donald and Adelaid (Pollock) McEachern. After graduating from Waltham High School she earned her nursing degree from Long Island Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She had a long and successful career...
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Richard F. Edmunds

September 14, 1938 - August 28, 2021

Mr. Richard F. Edmunds, of Roslindale, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Boston Medical Center. He was 82. Richard was born on September 14, 1938 in Waltham a son of the late James F. and Margaret (Finnegan) Edmunds. A graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1957 he was a longtime Waltham resident before moving to Roslindale in 2007. He worked in shipping...
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Daniel B. Cellucci

February 3, 1935 - August 27, 2021

Watertown – Mr. Daniel B. Cellucci, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, August 27, 2021 at his home. Born in Cambridge on February 3, 1935 he was a son of the late Loreto and Donata (Salvucci) Cellucci and had been a Waltham resident for more than fifty-five years before recently moving to Watertown. From a touching tribute posted by Dan's friends at the Waltham Channel: ...
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Barbara J. Faro

May 5, 1940 - August 25, 2021

Mrs. Barbara J. (Reardon) Faro, died on August 25, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 81. Barbara was born in Boston on May 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Ryan) Reardon. She lived in Brighton for a time before moving with her family to Waltham. She was a graduate Waltham High School and later earned her nursing certificate from Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in...
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Ann G. (Silva) Viola

August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2021

Ann G. Viola was born on a farm on August 5, 1930 in Arlington. She was the only daughter of four children born to the late Italian immigrants Gaetano and Mary (Nicoli) Silva. It was a lively household with parents, three brothers, as well as cousins, her aunt and uncle all living together in one farm house. It was a simple time with skating, sledding, playing her piano and tending the goats...
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Marcia B. (Burpee) Cook

June 9, 1932 - August 23, 2021

Marcia Burpee Cook passed away peacefully at the age of 89 while surrounded by her loving family, after a short battle with cancer on Monday, August 23, 2021. Marcia was born on June 9, 1932 in Quincy Massachusetts, the youngest of three daughters of Maurice and June Burpee. Marcia grew up in Braintree and attended local schools including Braintree High School. After High School she attended...
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Barbara L. Hinckley-Alcorn

September 24, 1953 - August 23, 2021

Upton – Mrs. Barbara L. Hinckley-Alcorn, of Upton, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, August 23, 2021 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 67. Barbara was born in Waltham on September 24, 1953, the daughter of the late Walter and Louise (Crowley) Hinckley. She was a 1971 graduate of Waltham High School and went on to work for more than twenty-five years at ADP Payroll Services in Waltham. ...
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John T. Defino

August 6, 1926 - August 22, 2021

Waltham – Mr. John T. Defino, of Waltham, died on Sunday August 22, 2021 in Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln. He was 95. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 6, 1926, the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Bonica) Defina. He was raised and educated in Brooklyn and after World War II broke out he enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon his return home he lived in Watertown for...
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Margaret T. (Bryson) Vallely

September 6, 1925 - August 22, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Margaret T. (Bryson) Vallely, of Walpole, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, August 22, 2021 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Margaret was born on September 6, 1925 in Waltham a daughter of the late Hubert and Hazel T. (Porteous) Bryson. She was the step-daughter of the late Edward Tracey. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Margaret lived most of her life in...
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Sheila M. Quinlan

May 6, 1952 - August 19, 2021

Sheila M. Quinlan, of Newton, died peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln. She was 69. Sheila was born in Newton on May 6, 1952, the daughter of the late William Harold and Florence H. (Geiger) Quinlan. She worked for over thirty years at Stone and Webster in Boston as an administrative assistant and later for Vinfren Corporation in Cambridge. She...
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Dora M. (Vautour) Robichaud

January 18, 1929 - August 16, 2021

***Please note change in schedule due to upcoming storm*** ______________________________________________________________________ Lunenburg – Mrs. Dora M. (Vautour) Robichaud, of Lunenburg, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, August 16, 2021 at her home. She was 92. Born in Acadieville, New Brunswick on January 18, 1929, Dora was one of sixteen children born to the late Joseph and...
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Anthony N. Farago

December 25, 1930 - August 15, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Anthony N. "Tony" Farago, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 90. Tony was born on Christmas day, 1930 in Watertown, a son of the late Felix and Jennie (Mazza) Farago. He was raised in Watertown and a graduate of Watertown High School. During the Korean War he served with the United States Navy. On October 27, 1956 he married...
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Paul E. Teague III

January 17, 1964 - August 15, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Paul E. Teague, III, of Waltham, died on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 57. Paul was born in Brighton on January 17, 1964 to the late Paul E., Jr., and Pauline M. (Donlan) Teague. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School. He was an avid Boston sports fan and especially loved the Bruins and the Patriots. Paul also enjoyed...
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Ulises H. Rodriguez

August 15, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Ulises H. Rodriguez died peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 15, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 88. Ulises was born in Carmelo, Uruguay in 1933, the son of the late Santiago and Rosaura (Ramirez) Rodriguez. At the age of 10 his family moved to Banfield, Argentina where he attended school and began working to help provide for his family. It was in Argentina where...
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Annette T. (Cormier) Dugas

August 24, 1936 - August 14, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Annette T. (Cormier) Dugas, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 14, 2021 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was 84. Annette was born on August 24, 1936 in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, New Brunswick, a daughter of the late Onézime and Mélina Cormier. She immigrated to the States in 1962, settling in Waltham. She and her late husband, Roland, became lifelong residents...
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D. Timothy Buckley, Jr.

December 4, 1937 - August 8, 2021

Waltham – Mr. D. Timothy Buckley, Jr., of Waltham died peacefully on Sunday August 8, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 83. Tim was born in Boston on December 4, 1937, the son of the late Daniel T., Sr. and Helen (Cotter) Buckley. He was raised in Arlington and was a proud graduate of Boston College High School (1955) and the College of the Holy Cross (1959). He began his...
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Janice M. (Martin) Kirk

July 4, 1952 - August 7, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Janice M. (Martin) Kirk, of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge. died at home on Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was 69. Janice was born in Cambridge on July 4, 1952 and was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Bellissimo) Martin. She was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School. Until her retirement, Janice worked for years as a lab technician at...
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Eleanor S. (DeStefano) Guerino

May 23, 1920 - August 6, 2021

Eleanor S. (DeStefano) Guerino, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, August 6, 2021 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 101. She was born on May 23, 1920 in Watertown one of ten children to the late Italian immigrants Joseph and Vincenza (Marini) DeStefano. Raised and educated in Watertown she married John J. 'Doc' Guerino on August 18, 1946. 'Doc' died on October...
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Kathleen B. Phillips

June 18, 1942 - August 1, 2021

Watertown – Ms. Kathleen B. Phillips, of Watertown, died on Sunday, August 1, 2021 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton. She was 79 years old. Kathleen was born in Watertown on June 18, 1942, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Deignan) Phillips. She graduated from Watertown High School and had worked as a bank teller. She was a proud lifelong Watertown resident and treasured time...
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Ann C. (Callahan) Dick

September 12, 1926 - July 31, 2021

Ann Dick passed away peacefully in Concord, New Hampshire on July 31, 2021, just weeks before her 95th birthday. She was born in Saratoga Springs, New York and grew up in nearby Schuylerville, where father, Edward Callahan, M.D., was a general practitioner. After a brief time in Albany, NY studying to be a teacher, Ann moved to Long Island where she graduated from Adelphi University's...
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Barbara A. Raguso

December 4, 1937 - July 29, 2021

Marlborough - Barbara A. Raguso, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Thursday, July 29, 2021 after an illness. She was 83. Barbara was born on December 4, 1937 in Waltham a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Alice (Furlong) Raguso. Raised in Waltham she graduated from Rosary Academy. She worked at her family owned bakery, 'Barbara Ann Bakery' which began on Main Street in Waltham and later...
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Irene H. Taras

December 1, 1929 - July 27, 2021

Mrs. Irene H. (Petrowicz) Taras, of Waltham, passed July 27th in her home surrounded by her daughter J. Chrisann, her son-in-law Jerome Nocera, her niece and goddaughter Judith Hallisey, and her beloved grandog Henry. She was born December 1, 1929, the youngest of three children, to Zigmund and Helen (Novak) Petrowicz of Cambridge. Irene recalled numerous fond memories of her early childhood...
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Jose Eduardo Granados

July 16, 1950 - July 26, 2021

Mr. Jose Eduardo Granados, of Waltham, passed away peacefully in his home on July 26, 2021 with his loving family by his side. His battle to overcome COVID was a courageous one. Despite the challenges, Eduardo came out a hero and remained strong until the end. He was 71 years old. Eduardo was born in Usulutan, El Salvador on July 16, 1950. Always having a passion for cars, he studied Aviation...
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Scott E. Foley

December 15, 1951 - July 26, 2021

Shrewsbury - Scott E. Foley passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the age of 69 following a thirteen-year battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma. Although his initial prognosis was five to seven years, Scott was a true warrior who defied the odds and fought with exceptional courage, strength, grace (and a healthy dose of stubbornness) until his final moments. He died at home with his beloved...
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Lorraine M. (Tolan) LeBlanc

January 18, 1930 - July 23, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Lorraine M. (Tolan) LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Friday, July 23, 2021 at Waltham Crossings. She was 91. Lorraine was born in Newton on January 18, 1930, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Farrar) Tolan and was raised in Waltham. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Following her marriage to Paul E. "Eddie" LeBlanc, the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. ...
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Kenneth J. Doyle, Sr.

March 29, 1940 - July 23, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth J. Doyle, Sr., of Waltham, died Friday, July 23, 2021 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 81. Ken was born in Waltham on March 29, 1940, a son of the late James and Mary (Hynes) Doyle, and was raised in Watertown. He was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. In July, 1966 he married his sweetheart, Waltham native Marjorie E. Cannistraro, and the...
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Warren W. Barrett

November 30, 1925 - July 21, 2021

Bedford – Mr. Warren W. Barrett, of Bedford, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. He was 95 years old. Warren was born on November 30, 1925, the son of the late Gladys J. (Sine) (Barrett) and Herbert Kearsley. After obtaining his bachelor's degree he worked as a draftsman for General Electric in Lynn. In his younger years he was an avid skier and he also found...
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Aram S. Karakashian

November 16, 1939 - July 20, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Aram S. Karakashian, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 81. Aram was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late Aram and Dickranoohi 'Dorothy' (Babikian) Karakashian. Following his marriage to Brighton native Barbara M. Burke forty-six years ago the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. ...
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Kenneth R. Dillon

August 9, 1947 - July 19, 2021

After a short battle with metastatic cancer Kenneth Robert Dillon died in the company of friends in the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on Monday, July 19,2021. He was the only child born to Dorothy 'Dot' Browne Dillon and George Albert Dillon. Ken was born August 9, 1947, and grew up in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. He graduated with Honors from Thayer Academy in 1965, subsequently...
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Christine Smolinsky

June 22, 1965 - July 19, 2021

Ms. Christine Smolinsky, of Waltham, died Monday, July 19, 2021 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 56. Christine was born on June 22, 1965 in Waltham a daughter of Edward Smolinsky and the late Janice (McCullough) Smolinsky and graduated from Waltham High School. Christine will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. She was forever telling each of them how much she loved them...
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William G. Noke

July 18, 2021

Bill died on Sunday, July 18, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones in Seasons Hospice in Milton. Bill Noke's life was defined by his hard work ethic both personally and professionally. As a laborer with Tunnel Workers Local Union #88, a drilling and excavating union, he was instrumental in projects like The Big Dig and Deer Island in Boston. Work at home was not hard work for Bill. He kept...
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Ellen J. (McShane) McDonald

October 14, 1930 - July 16, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Ellen J. (McShane) McDonald, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, July 16, 2021 at her home. She was 90. Ellen was born in Waltham on October 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Francis X. and Ethel Jane (Morrissey) McShane, and was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham. Following her marriage to Ray McDonald the couple made Watertown their home where...
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Gordon Lorne MacArthur

June 8, 1928 - July 14, 2021

Waltham – Mr. G. Lorne MacArthur, longtime principal of Waltham's Kennedy Middle School, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home following a period of declining health. He was 93. Born in Waltham on June 8, 1928, he was a son of the late Gordon G. and Helen J. (Milligan) MacArthur, and had been a lifelong resident. He lived in the Cedarwood neighborhood all his life and would often...
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Peter P. Casey

May 21, 1942 - July 14, 2021

Weston – Mr. Peter P. Casey, of Weston, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home. He was 79. Peter was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Harry and Rose (Cardiello) Casey. He was a graduate of Saint John's Preparatory School and Saint John's University, both in New York City. He had a long career as a successful realtor and was a longtime member of the National...
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Patrick J. Concagh

January 18, 1928 - July 9, 2021

Auburndale – Mr. Patrick J. Concagh, of Auburndale, died Friday, July 9, 2021 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 93. Patrick was born in Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Ireland on January 18, 1928 to the late William and Bridget (Treacy) Casby. He immigrated to England and then to Canada before arriving in the United States more than fifty years ago. He had been a resident of...
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Frank T. Peace, Sr.

April 17, 1945 - July 7, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Frank T. Peace, Sr. died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in his Waltham home surrounded by his loving family. He was 76. He was born and raised in Waltham, a son of the late Frank and Genevieve (Costello) Peace and was a graduate of Waltham High School. Shortly after their marriage Frank and his wife Karen moved to Newton Centre where they raised their family and where Frank lived...
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Eleanor A. Hession

May 9, 1940 - July 6, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Eleanor A (McGovern) Hession, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 81. Eleanor was born on May 9, 1940 in Newton a daughter of the late Thomas and Frances (Murphy) McGovern. A graduate of Waltham High School she later married Paul J. Hession Sr. on October 23, 1960 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church. At age 70 she...
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Carole F. (Fry) Agnello

August 3, 1941 - July 5, 2021

Carole Agnello loved life and the people in it. She adored her children and grandchildren, was devoted to them and supported them throughout their lives putting their needs before her own. She humbly boasted about their achievements, although she was the driving force behind them. Her love, positive energy and radiant smile extended far beyond her family and touched the whole town of Weston. She...
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Gerald Allain

March 24, 1945 - July 4, 2021

Mr. Gerald Allain, of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Lahey Medical Center in Burlington after being stricken ill at home. He was 76. Gerald was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada a son of the late Aurele Allain and Lydia (Lecouteur) Allain and step-son of the late Gerard Allain. He immigrated to the United States in 1964 settling in Waltham. He married Emelia M....
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William F. Hough

November 24, 1930 - July 4, 2021

Bill Hough loved his family, his community, and his country. He dedicated a life of service to loved ones and strangers alike; always putting others above self, it was only fitting that he drew his last breath on this most patriotic of holidays. Retired Waltham Firefighter William F. Hough, of Waltham, died on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was 90 years old. Bill was born in...
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Laurette M. LeBlanc

February 10, 1940 - June 28, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Laurette M. LeBlanc, of Waltham, died on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was 81 years old. Laurette was born on February 10, 1940 to the late Aurele and Sarah (Gaudet) LeBlanc in Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick. Following her marriage to Raymond LeBlanc, the pair immigrated to the United States and lived for a short time in Gardner and Leominster before...
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Charles H. 'Charlie' O'Brien Jr

November 15, 1946 - June 27, 2021

Mr. Charles H. 'Charlie' O'Brien Jr., of Waltham died on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. He was 74. Charlie was born on November 15, 1946 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton a son of the late Charles H. Sr. and Margaret M. 'Dolly' (Garry) O'Brien. A Newton resident he was a graduate of Our Lady's High School with the class of 1964 and then attended Newton Junior...
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Robert F. Beran

August 26, 1946 - June 24, 2021

Mr. Robert F. Beran, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 74. Robert was born on August 26, 1946 in Waltham a son of the late Frank and Barbara (Shedd) Beran. A lifelong Waltham resident he married Kathleen A. Martin on April 30, 1983 in Saint Mary's Church. As a young boy he carried a paper route for many years and then worked for American...
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Paul L. Penfield, Jr.

May 28, 1933 - June 22, 2021

Paul Livingstone Penfield, Jr., 88, of Weston, MA died June 22, 2021, of complications from prostate cancer. He was born May 28, 1933, in Detroit, MI to Paul Livingstone Penfield of Detroit and Charlotte Wentworth (Gilman) Penfield of Birmingham, MI. A longtime resident of Weston, MA and member of the First Parish Church of Weston, he was predeceased by his first wife Martha Elise (Dieterle)...
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Irene A. (Lopez) Cox

February 19, 1930 - June 17, 2021

Irene A. (Lopez) Cox, of Waltham, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021, surrounded by her family at her home in Waltham. She was 91. Irene was born on February 19, 1930, in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Cushing) Lopez. She was a graduate of Arlington High School with the class of 1947. Irene married the love of her life, Warren J. 'Brud' Cox on May 3, 1952, in Saint Agnes...
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Gilbert B. Harrington

April 7, 1935 - June 16, 2021

Shrewsbury - Gil Harrington's property on the corner of Holman and Spring Streets in Shrewsbury was for years a familiar landmark and the destination for flowers and greeneries. Like family and friends…they bring color into the world! Known by wholesalers throughout New England, R.B. Harrington produced the most beautiful and timely Easter lilies, Christmas poinsettia's and all the flowers...
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Sally A. Casella

October 4, 1953 - June 16, 2021

Ms. Sally A. Casella, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She was 67. Sally was born October 4, 1953 in Waltham a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Fournier) Casella. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton. Shortly after graduation she began working at John Hancock Life Insurance Company as a proof reader and...
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Michelle A. (Allen) Feeley

July 27, 1968 - June 14, 2021

Mrs. Michelle A. (Allen) Feeley, of Shirley and formerly of Waltham, died on June 14, 2021 in Nashoba Valley Medical Center. She was 52. Michelle was born in Waltham on July 27, 1968, a daughter of William J. and Irene B. (Barney) Allen of Palm Coast, Florida. She attended Waltham public schools and from a young age enjoyed helping out at the family business, Abbott Window Cleaning, in any...
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John J. Swanton

December 20, 1970 - June 14, 2021

Framingham – Mr. John J. Swanton, of Framingham and formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was 50 years old. John was born in Waltham on December 20, 1970, the son of the late Leonard H. and Louise A. (McHugh) Swanton. He was a graduate of Minuteman Tech in Lexington and trained as an electrician. He was a proud 30 year member of IBEW Local...
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Thomas F. Glynn III

July 10, 1955 - June 14, 2021

Thomas F. Glynn III of Waltham died on June 14, 2021. He was 65. A treasured friend to many and adored by his family, he is survived by Cathleen (DiBona), his wife of 44 years; sons Thomas and Ryan, and daughter Holly. He was the cherished "Granddad" of his grandson, Tommy Glynn V. Tom was happiest when spending time with his family and close friends and relished his summers in Maine. An...
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Steven L. Stamas

November 25, 1950 - June 13, 2021

Mr. Steven L. Stamas, of Lexington, died on June 13, 2021 in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was 70 years old. Steven was born in Boston on November 25, 1950, the son of the late Louis and Dora (DiGiacomo) Stamas. He was raised and educated in Stoneham, MA. After graduating from Stoneham High School he earned his Bachelor's Degree from UMass Amherst and later his Master of Fine...
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David T. Loughlin

July 23, 1963 - June 13, 2021

Maynard – Mr. David T. Loughlin, of Maynard, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 57. David was born and raised in Waltham, a son of the late Joseph F., Jr. and Barbara J. (Brown) Loughlin. He was a 1981 graduate of Waltham High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. After that he attended the University of New Hampshire....
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Stephen J. Sine

May 22, 1952 - June 12, 2021

Stephen J. Sine, age 69, passed away at his home in Bedford, Massachusetts on June 12, 2021. Steve leaves his cousin Warren Barrett with whom he lived and his sister-in-law Eleanor (Ellie)Sine of Vero Beach, Florida, widow of his brother Richard Sine. Steve was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Helen (Murray) and Harold Sine. A graduate of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, in Bethesda,...
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Wayne F. Dunham

November 4, 1946 - June 7, 2021

Mr. Wayne F. Dunham, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, June 7, 2021. He was 74. Wayne was born on November 4, 1946 in Waltham a son of the late Leo and Mary (Spinelli) Dunham. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of the Waltham Vocational High School with the class of 1964. He married Concord native Patricia A. Mitchell on April 24, 1966 in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted...
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Thomas J. 'Bud' Martin, Jr.

September 3, 1926 - June 6, 2021

Meredith, New Hampshire – Mr. Thomas J. 'Bud' Martin, Jr., of Meredith, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham, died at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He was 94. Bud was born in Waltham on September 3, 1926, a daughter of the late Thomas and Delia (Egan) Martin. He was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School and served in the United States Army during World...
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Mary A. Casey

January 9, 1951 - June 5, 2021

Waltham—Mary A. Casey, of Waltham, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in her home with her children by her side. She was 70 years old. Mary was born in Boston on January 9, 1951, one of eleven children born to the late Thomas J. and Edith (Wilson) Casey. A graduate of Brighton High School, she worked for many years in domestic services at the Perkins School, in transportation for JSC...
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Jianquan Huang

August 19, 1929 - June 1, 2021

Mr. Jianquan Huang, of Waltham, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was 91. Jianquan was born on August 19, 1929 in Nanjing, China a son of the late Jianbai Huang and Mengrou Yao. He immigrated to the United States in 2011. While in China he was a Professor of Public Health in medical school as well as conducted research in occupational health. Jianquan had a lifelong...
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Robert L. Verhille, Sr.

July 13, 1923 - June 1, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Robert L. Verhille, Sr., of Waltham, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health. He was 97. Bob was born in Johnston, Rhode Island on July 13, 1923, the son of the late Louis and Hattie (Legere) Verhille. As a child he and his family moved to Waltham where he was raised and educated. After graduating from Waltham Trade School's carpentry...
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Daniel J. Moynihan, Jr.

July 21, 1941 - June 1, 2021

SHREWSBURY - Daniel J. 'Dan' Moynihan, Jr., 79, of Shrewsbury, former Assistant Executive Director of the Worcester Housing Authority, died Monday, December 14, 2020 after a brief illness. He leaves his loving wife of 55 years, Jane C. (Carrigan) Moynihan; their children: Daniel Moynihan and his wife Kathleen, of Needham, and Beth (Moynihan) Foley, of Austin, TX; their son-in-law, James Wilson...
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Memorial Day 2021

May 30, 2021

"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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Joe C. Huang

June 27, 1929 - May 26, 2021

Shrewsbury - Joe C. Huang, of Shrewsbury, died at home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, his Lunar birthday. He was 91. Born on June 27, 1929 in Ningbo, China he was a son of the late Bing Lin Huang and Zhi Xiang Chou. Educated in China he graduated from the prestigious Taiwan University. Upon immigrating to the United States he earned multiple degrees, including two Master's degrees and his PhD in...
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W. Royce Taylor III

July 24, 1926 - May 26, 2021

Lincoln - Mr. W. Royce Taylor, 3rd of Lincoln, was born on July 24th 1926 and raised in Waltham. He was the son of W. Royce Taylor, Jr. and Ethel (Manning) Taylor. Royce attended Waltham public schools and was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1943. In High School Royce, known as Rosco by his friends, played Baseball, Football and Hockey and was the Chairman of the Senior Nominating...
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Joan F. (Couture) Shaughnessy

June 22, 1941 - May 26, 2021

Mrs. Joan F. (Couture) Shaughnessy of Chelmsford, formerly of Watertown and Waltham, died Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was 79. Joan was born in Cambridge on June 22, 1941, a daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Ryan) Couture. She grew up in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School, Class of 1959 and later from Pierce Secretarial...
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Lisa M. Gentile

September 4, 1968 - May 22, 2021

Framingham - Ms. Lisa M. Gentile, of Framingham, died on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Framingham Union Hospital. She was 52. Lisa was born in Waltham on September 4, 1968, a daughter of Virginia M. (Corkery) Gentile of Ashland and Lawrence J. Gentile of Marlboro. She moved with her family to Ashland as a child and graduated from Ashland High School in 1986. She earned her associate degree...
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Doris E. (LeMay) Keane

September 8, 1928 - May 22, 2021

Mrs. Doris E. (LeMay) Keane, of Canton, formerly of Waltham, West Yarmouth and North Easton, died Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospital with her family at her side. She was 92. Doris was born on September 8, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey a daughter of the late Raymond J. and Isabelle (McDonald) LeMay. Raised in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1946....
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Doris A. Sasser

June 17, 1936 - May 21, 2021

Ms. Doris A. Sasser, of Watertown died Friday, May 21, 2021 peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was 84. Ms. Sasser was born in Rockingham, NC on June 17, 1936, a daughter of the late Samuel and Georgia Sasser. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth S. Lingo and her husband, Jonathan, of Annapolis, Maryland. Nieces Kathi Ross and her husband Larry of Arizona, Marcy Nicholas...
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Lawrence Palumbo

May 20, 2021

In his 101 years of life Larry Palumbo saw much of what we only know as history but also lived long enough to see the many changes and challenges we face as a nation even most recently with the pandemic. And while much changed in Larry's world he always remained mindful of his humble beginnings and was most content at his home and proud of his Worcester roots. He died on Thursday, May 20,...
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Mari K. Mahoney

December 27, 1963 - May 18, 2021

Waltham—Mari K. Mahoney, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at her home. She was 57 years old. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward J. and Catherine Patricia (Lally) Mahoney. She leaves her daughter, Jaime K. Mahoney (Michael Hicks) of Newmarket, New Hampshire; her brothers, Edward J. Mahoney of Waltham, Paul K. Mahoney (Maria) of Attleboro, Michael J. Mahoney (Karen) of...
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Isabelle F. Morreale

July 26, 1938 - May 18, 2021

Waltham - Mrs. Isabelle (Voner) Morreale, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the comfort of her family home. She leaves her beloved husband of 62 years, Frank Morreale, Jr. of Waltham. Isabelle was the daughter of the late Frank and Francesca (Ceraudo) Voner of Newton. She was born and raised in Newton prior to moving to Waltham in 1959 where she and her husband Frank raised...
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Jean P. Desrosiers

November 2, 1927 - May 17, 2021

Waltham –Mr. Jean P. "JP" Desrosiers, of Waltham, died on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 93. JP was born in New Bedford on November 2, 1927 to the late Joseph and Bernadette (Blouin) Desrosiers. A graduate of Saint Anthony's High School in New Bedford, he went on to work as a technical librarian for RCA in Waltham and in Burlington, and later at General...
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Debra A. (Chaisson) Scanlon

June 4, 1971 - May 17, 2021

Debra A. Scanlon entered the kingdom of heaven on Monday May 17th in the same way in which she lived her life: with courage, love and grace. It is often said that all people die but not all people live. Debbie lived for and was completely devoted to her children. Although her precious life was cut short Debbie most certainly lived! Our beloved Debbie died peacefully in the comfort of her home...
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Ronald A. Bowlby

October 22, 1932 - May 16, 2021

On the morning of May 16th, Ronald A. Bowlby passed away at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeannette (Steele) Bowlby and their 4 sons; Stephen P. (Kathleen) of New Braunfels, TX, Michael R. (Leslie) of Springfield, VA, Edward J. (Karina) of Burbank, CA and David E. of Waltham; his twin brother, Richard, of Quincy; his sister-in-law, Mary Jane, of Waltham; his...
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Elizabeth B. (Greco) DiGiacomandrea

June 13, 1922 - May 16, 2021

At nearly a century of life Elizabeth DiGiacomandrea experienced so much throughout her lifetime. Born at home in Belmont on June 13, 1922 she was a daughter of the late Italian (Calabria) immigrants Joseph and Teresa (Mantia) Greco and remained a lifelong Belmont resident. She died at home on Sunday, May 16, 2021. She was 98. In earlier years she worked as a clerk at Raytheon Corporation...
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Arthur Harris

March 26, 1928 - May 15, 2021

Art Harris' name is synonymous with game of golf in Worcester County and beyond. He arrived for a job at the former Mount Pleasant Country Club in Boylston in 1957…and never left. Art was the much loved and respected golf pro for over thirty-eight years and an honorary member for over twenty-two years. He was our local Arnold Palmer. They both believed as Arnold quoted 'Golf is deceptively...
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Mona E. (Carson) Bumpus

February 24, 1929 - May 14, 2021

Mrs. Mona E. (Carson) Bumpus, of Wayland, formerly of Weston, died at home on Friday, May 14, 2021. She was 92. Mona was born February 24, 1929 in Brockton, the daughter of the late David Austin Carson and Ruth (Brown) Carson. A graduate of Brockton High School she then earned an Associate degree from Lasell University. She married Frederick J. Bumpus on September 12, 1954 in St. Edith Stein...
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Frederick DiSanzo

February 25, 1942 - May 13, 2021

Mr. Frederick "Freddie" L. DiSanzo, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at The Residence at Watertown Square. He was 79. He was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston. A son of Italian immigrant the late Vincent DiSanzo, and the late Mary (Morelli) DiSanzo. A graduate of Brighton High School, he then attended Wentworth Institute. Fred was a resident of Brighton, Watertown, and for the last...
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Michelle J. FitzGerald

February 13, 1957 - May 12, 2021

Waltham – Michelle J. FitzGerald, of Waltham, died on May 12, 2021. She was 64. She was the daughter of the late James T. and Eugenia A. 'Jean' (Cox) FitzGerald. She is survived by her siblings, Michael T. FitzGerald (Judith Roberts) of Hingham, James E. FitzGerald (Elaine McDonald) of Cranston, RI, Gabrielle FitzGerald of Waltham and Richelle A. FitzGerald of Bristol, RI; her nieces and...
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Marilyn A. Canavan

August 25, 1923 - May 11, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Marilyn A. Canavan, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 after a brief illness. She was 97 years old. Born and raised in Brockton, Marilyn was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Brockton. Following her marriage to Joseph T. Canavan of Boston, a World War II Army veteran, the pair made Brockton their home where they raised their two children before moving to...
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