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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

William J. Vasil

May 11, 1940 - November 19, 2017

Framingham - Mr. William J. Vasil, of Framingham, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. He was 77. Bill was born on May 11, 1940 in Southbridge and was raised and educated in Boston. A graduate of the former Boston Latin High School in 1958 he earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1962....
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Richard M. Higgins

September 10, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Richard M. Higgins, of Waltham, died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton with his loving wife Barbara at his side. He was 84. Dick was born in Boston on September 10, 1933, a son of the late James and Mary (Coughlan) Higgins, and was raised in Mattapan. After graduating from Boston Trade School in...
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Jeannette T. (Delaney) Williams

October 30, 1936 - November 18, 2017

We come to realize that we are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. And while we may never know where we fit . . . we know that others will fill the holes in our lives with pieces of their own. A big piece of the puzzle in the lives of the Williams and Delaney families was Jeannette Williams. Their much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend died peacefully in...
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Ann Marie McNamara

March 15, 1935 - November 18, 2017

Ann Marie McNamara's quote from her high school yearbook when she graduated from Watertown High School in 1952 read . . . 'personality, pep and plenty of go!' It really captured the essence of who she was and how she lived her life. She died peacefully with her family at her side at home on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was 82. Ann Marie Burgess was born March 15, 1935 in Cambridge, a...
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George J. Pilla

March 29, 1951 - November 13, 2017

Ipswich – Mr. George J. Pilla, of Ipswich, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Beverly Hospital. He was 66. George was born in Waltham on March 29, 1951, a son of the late Linda M. (Generoso) Pilla and George J. Pilla, Sr. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and was a proud alumnus of Boston College. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and became a certified public...
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Christine L. Moulen

November 15, 1972 - November 11, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Christine L. (Montgomery) Moulen, of Waltham, died on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 44. Christine was born in Monterey Park, California on November 15, 1972, a daughter of David A. and Jeanne L. (Witschger) Montgomery, now of Sidney, Nebraska. She was raised in El Cajon, California where she was a Girl Scout...
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Lenora "Rani" Lackiram

December 12, 1959 - November 10, 2017

Rani Lackiram made certain she always remained in contact with her family and friends. She made her daily phone calls with a hello and genuine concern and interest. 'Auntie Rani', lovingly known to all, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 57. Lenora Lackiram was born December 12, 1959 in Diego Martin, Trinidad, a daughter of Samuel Lackeyram and...
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Paul J. Brady

June 27, 1928 - November 3, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Paul J. Brady, of Waltham, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health. He was 89. Paul was born in Waltham on June 27, 1928, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Alice (LeBlanc) Brady, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and served with the United States Army during the Korean War. When he left the...
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Joseph P. Welsch

October 8, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Joseph P. Welsch, of Waltham, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home. He was 87. Joe was born in Arlington on October 8, 1930, a son of the late August Joseph and Ann (Lee) Welsch, and moved with his family to Watertown where he graduated from high school. After that he enlisted with the United States Coast Guard and served during the Koran War. Joe graduated from the...
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Doris M. (Norton) McKenna

January 3, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Berlin – Mrs. Doris M. (Norton) McKenna, of Berlin, formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Framingham Union Hospital. She was 85. Doris was born in Everett and raised in Waltham by her aunt and uncle, the late Grace and Tom Norton. She was a graduate of Saint Bernard's High School in West Newton. On August 29, 1954 she married Waltham native William J. McKenna in...
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Katherine T. Donoghue

June 25, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Katherine T. (Donovan) (Ditmar) Donoghue, of Waltham, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 in her home. She was 89. Known affectionately by family and friends as 'Terry' she was born in Boston on June 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Michael and Hannah (Hanley) Donovan. She was raised in Brookline and was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Brookline. After that Terry...
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George William Warren Packard

June 30, 1965 - October 26, 2017

George William Warren Packard passed away peacefully on October 26, in Boston. George fought bravely over a period of 21 years against illnesses deriving from a brain tumor initially diagnosed in 1996. During that time he was a source of great inspiration to many, including his beloved children Daniel and Anne. George was born in New York City, the son of Peter F. Packard and Jarmila Daubek...
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Barbara E. (Pope) Boates

April 11, 1935 - October 24, 2017

West Yarmouth – Mrs. Barbara E. (Pope) Boates, of West Yarmouth, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth. She was 82. Barbara was born in Boston on April 11, 1935, a daughter of the late John H. and Lena E. (Hurrell) Pope, and was raised in Waltham where she was a 1952 graduate of Waltham High School. A year later, she graduated from Boston's Chandler School for...
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William C. Butler

March 19, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Waltham – Mr. William C. Butler, of Waltham, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 84. Bill was born and raised in Belmont, a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte (Avery) Butler, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. After that he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his marriage in Saint Ann's Church to...
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J. Armand Robichaud, S.M.

December 4, 1923 - October 23, 2017

Boston – Rev. J. Armand Robichaud, S.M., died on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Marian Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Boston. He was 93. Fr. Robichaud was born on December 4, 1923 in Lawrence, a son of the late Edmond and Josephine (Brideau) Robichaud. He was raised and educated in Cambridge where he attended Our Lady of Pity School. He then went on to Maryvale Seminary in...
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Mary T. (O'Hara) Early

May 17, 1933 - October 20, 2017

Waltham – Former Speaker of the House Thomas 'Tip' O'Neill was fond of saying that "all politics is local." And no one knew that better than Waltham's Mary Early who attended more city council meetings for more than a generation than any elected official . . . and if someone from outside the city wanted the 'Cliff Notes' about a particular issue Mary was more than happy to oblige. She...
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Barbara A. (Lane) Huff

November 3, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara A. (Lane) Huff, of Waltham and Marshfield, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton. She was 84. Barbara was born in Waltham on November 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Mary G. (O'Halloran) Lane. On August 31, 1957 she married Albion E. Huff in Saint Mary's Church and the pair settled in Waltham where they would raise...
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Daniel P. Wenckus

December 27, 1967 - October 16, 2017

Framingham – Mr. Daniel P. Wenckus, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham and Natick, died Monday, October 16, 2017. He was 49. Dan was born in Waltham on December 27, 1967, a son of the late John J. 'Wink' and Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus, and was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He lived in Waltham and in Natick before moving to Framingham three years ago. He worked as a mechanic...
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Mary M. Egerton

December 9, 1957 - October 15, 2017

Her only daughter Teresa fondly recalls how often her mother Mary used a familiar quote from the movie Rocky, "I Didn't Hear No Bell!" It was her mother's mantra as she battled her way through a hard fought fight against cancer. That courageous battle came to its end peacefully when Mary M. (Gallagher) Egerton died on Sunday, October 15, 2017. She was 59. Born in Waltham on December 9, 1957...
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Diane M. (Lelievre) Collura

July 11, 1953 - October 13, 2017

Waltham – Diane M. (Lelievre) Collura, of Waltham, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Golden Living Center in West Newton. She was 64. Diane was born in Waltham on July 11, 1953, a daughter of Alphonse M. Lelievre of Waltham and the late Mary C. (Howley) Lelievre, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and for years worked in the human resources...
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Lorraine F. Allain

April 5, 1949 - October 9, 2017

Waltham – Lorraine F. (Ranucci) Allain died on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Center of Waltham. She was 68. Lorraine was born in Boston on April 5, 1949, a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Connearney) Ranucci. She was raised and educated in Waltham and was a 1967 graduate of Waltham High School. For many years she worked as a certified nursing assistant. In her...
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Lydia G. Mancuso

February 11, 1922 - October 9, 2017

Milford – Mrs. Lydia (Piscia) Mancuso, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, October 9, 2017 in Lahey Clinic, Burlington. She was 95. Lydia was born in Milford on February 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Peter and Rachel (Bassetti) Piscia. She was a 1939 graduate of Milford High School. On October 15, 1947 she married Waltham native Anthony A. Mancuso in Sacred Heart Church in...
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Rosaria 'Rose' Taranto

November 21, 1917 - October 8, 2017

Rosaria "Rose" Marie Taranto, born November 21, 1917, passed away peacefully at her home in Jamestown, Rhode Island on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was 99. Rose was born and raised in Waltham, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antonina (Terrasi) Buscemi. Rose was a loving and supportive wife and mother who was devoted to her family. For many years she was a talented seamstress in her...
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Ann Marie (Karl) McLaughlin

February 16, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Ann Marie (Karl) McLaughlin, of Waltham, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Wingate of Weston. She was 87. Ann Marie was born on February 16, 1930 in Munich, Germany, a daughter of the late Lorenz and Franceska (Gallant) Karl. She emigrated to the United States in 1953 and two years later married Brighton native James A. McLaughlin at Saint Margaret's Church in Randolph. After...
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Raymond J. Goulet

January 20, 1930 - October 7, 2017

Watertown – . . . "The magic of earth is over. The magic and mystery of another realm awaits and will be revealed." . . . excerpt from "The Broken Wand" ritual first recited upon the death of Harry Houdini in November, 1926. The revered ceremony, repeated on the death of a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, will be read at the wake of Watertown's Ray Goulet, a lifelong...
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Italo G. DiNitto

January 1, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Fort Myers, Fla. – Mr. Italo G. DiNitto, of Fort Myers, formerly of Lawrence and North Andover, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85. Italo was born in Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano, Italy, a town half-hour south of Monte Cassino, on January 1, 1932 to the late Amelio and Gemma (Soave) (DiNitto) Rotondo. During the war years he moved with his family to the...
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Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault

December 22, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 84. Jean was born in Waltham on December 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Henry and Josie (Chiasson) Keefe, and moved as an infant with her family to Waterford, Nova Scotia where she was raised. In February, 1954 she married Waterford native William J. Arsenault and...
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Ambrose Harold "Red" McMahon

May 21, 1924 - September 29, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Ambrose Harold "Red" McMahon, of Waltham, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 93. Red was born in Cambridge on May 21, 1924, a son of the late Patrick and Nora (Hanley) McMahon. He spent part of his childhood living in Limerick, Ireland before returning to the United States as a teenager living with his family in...
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Martin V. Broderick

January 2, 1938 - September 28, 2017

Watertown – Mr. Martin V. 'Mattie' Broderick, of Watertown, formerly of West Newton, died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was 79. Mattie was born in Galway, Ireland on January 2, 1938, the son of the late Martin and Mary (Monaghan) Broderick. From a young age he took an interest in building and over the years he would became a master craftsman. Anything he...
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Muoi Chang Le

December 12, 1958 - September 24, 2017

Waltham, MA – Mrs. Muoi Chang Le died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading with her family by her side. She was 58. She was born December 12, 1958 in Hà Côi, Vietnam. Daughter of Luc Chang and the late Luong Lam, they immigrated to the United States in 1982 settling in Waltham. Affectionately known as 'Mama Le', she will be remembered for her big smile,...
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Sandra A. Walazek

August 31, 1948 - September 23, 2017

Waltham – Sandy Walazek was the great family organizer and able to bring everyone and everything together for the annual family reunions and holiday gatherings. As a day care provider for over 40 years she had the patience of a saint and a love that extended beyond her immediate family. Her battle with ovarian cancer ended when she died on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by her...
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Richard G. Lowe

August 13, 1946 - September 22, 2017

East Falmouth - Dick Lowe was a jack of all trades….and unlike many he mastered most! He had a real talent for carpentry and furniture making with a self-driven demand for perfection. It was a gift. And now everything he touched remains a gift to his family and friends. He died Friday, September 22, 2017 in the hospital he was born, Mount Auburn in Cambridge. He was 71. Richard Gordon Lowe...
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Helen M. (Coleman) Stanton

June 2, 1919 - September 21, 2017

Needham – Mrs. Helen M. (Coleman) Stanton, of Needham and formerly of Wayland, Waltham, Scituate, and Naples, Florida died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at North Hill in Needham. She was 98. Helen was the loving wife of the late James F. Stanton. Helen and Jim were married for 61 years and raised their family in the Piety Corner neighborhood of Waltham and on the shores of Mann...
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Mary M. Mahoney

December 29, 1919 - September 21, 2017

Cambridge - Mary Mahoney was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge where she had been a resident for 8 years. She was 97. At the death of their mother her daughters collectively pause to acknowledge that they have been blessed. Mary M. Donnelly was born December 29, 1919 in Watertown the only...
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John J. Silva

June 25, 1932 - September 20, 2017

John Silva, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. Born on June 25, 1932 in Boston he was the son of the late Manuel and Margaret (Stack) Silva. Raised and educated in the Oak Square neighborhood of Brighton he graduated from the former Boston English High School and later attended Northeastern University. He honorably served his country in the...
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Antoinette M. (Cormier) Babineau

August 24, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Antoinette (Cormier) Babineau, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 20, 2017 in Leominster Crossings. She was 94. Antoinette was born in Cocagne, New Brunswick on August 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Philip and Christine (Bourgeois) Cormier. She moved to Waltham in 1951 and until her retirement worked for the J.L. Thompson Company in Waltham. She was devoted to her faith...
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Laura Waite

February 19, 1958 - September 17, 2017

Waltham – Ms. Laura Waite died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was 59. Laura was born on February 19, 1958 in Waltham a daughter of Joan L. (Nies) Waite and the late Paul S. Waite. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1976. She had worked as a monitor for J.S.C....
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Catherine H. (Dunlea) Hughes

October 7, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Catherine H. (Dunlea) Hughes, of Waltham died at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was 74. Catherine was born in Boston on October 7, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Bishop) Dunlea. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. She and her husband owned and operated Hughes Enterprises, a company that built...
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Doreen J. (Stapleford) Calson

May 23, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Doreen J. (Stapleford) Calson, of Waltham, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Life Care Center in Acton. She was 91. Doreen was born in Bath, England on May 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Frederick Stapleford and Edith Stapleford Horsell. She was raised in Gloucestershire, England a region two hours northwest of London. When the war came for the British in 1939 Doreen and...
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Ruth Ellen Glasheen

December 1, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Waltham – Ruth Ellen Glasheen, of Waltham, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. She was 77. Ruth Ellen was born in Boston on December 1, 1939, a daughter of the late John J. and Gertrude A. (Lally) Glasheen. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown. A Waltham resident for most of her life she worked as a secretary for...
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Barbara R. (Nastasia) Berube

August 4, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Mrs. Barbara R. (Nastasia) Berube, of Waltham, died Thursday September 14, 2017 in Wingate at Weston. She was 85. Barbara was born in Newton on August 4, 1932, the daughter of the late Anthony and Cecelia (Sampson) Nastasia. Until her retirement she had worked in the cafeteria at Waltham Hospital and at Nova Bio-Medical. She is survived by her children, Paul J. Berube, Jr. and his wife,...
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Barbara A. Steranko

October 1, 1929 - September 13, 2017

"Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners that make our souls blossom.' Weston - Barbara Steranko loved her family and any opportunity to host an occasion, special or simple at her home she so loved. Her home was a place to plant smiles, grow laughter and harvest love. She died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was 88. ...
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Robin J. 'RJ' (Hansen) Eaton

October 21, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Robin J. 'RJ' (Hansen) Eaton, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. She was 62. RJ was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 21, 1954, a daughter of Geraldine (Snow) (Hansen) Verhoeven and the late Darwin Hansen. She was raised in Jackson, Michigan where she graduated from Parkside High School. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in...
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Kathleen M. Hill

December 27, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Kathleen M. 'Kay' (O'Connor) Hill, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, Centerville and Sun City, Florida, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Wingate of Weston. She was 86. Kay was born in Boston on December 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Campbell) O'Connor. She was raised in Waltham where she graduated from Waltham High School and later from Melrose-Wakefield...
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September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2017

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . You will never be forgotten. . . . May your memory be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo ...
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Florence T. Yuen

August 5, 1922 - September 9, 2017

Mrs. Florence T. (Wong) Yuen, of Alpha, New Jersey, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in St. Luke's Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. She was 95. Florence was born in Boston on August 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Hop "Harry" and Quan (Shee) Wong. As a young woman she worked at her family's restaurant, the Nanking, in Waltham's Central Square and later worked as a bookkeeper...
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Charles J. Murphy

March 28, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Charles J. Murphy, of Waltham, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. He was 76. Charlie was born in Boston on March 28, 1941, a son of the late Philip and Lillian (Owens) Murphy and lived most of his life in Waltham. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and had attended Boston University. Until his retirement he worked as a driver for Global Petroleum in Revere...
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Eleanor T. "Susie" (Hughes) DePass

July 8, 1925 - September 7, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor T. "Susie" (Hughes) DePass, of Waltham, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Wingate at Sudbury. She was 92. Susie was born in Boston on July 8, 1925, a daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Driscoll) Hughes, and lived most of her life in Waltham. She was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and earned her bachelor's degree in English from Emmanuel...
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Dominick R. Uttaro, Jr.

March 3, 1927 - September 6, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Dominick R. Uttaro, Jr., of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. He was 90. Dominick was born in Newton on March 3, 1927, the son of the late Dominick R. and Annie O. (Stefanelli) Uttaro. After graduating from Newton Trade School he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a Sea-Bee during World War...
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Barbara M. (Murphy) Isaacson

August 30, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara M. (Murphy) Isaacson, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at her home. She was 95. Barbara was born in Waltham on August 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Conroy) Murphy and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1941. Until her retirement she worked as an administrative assistant for twenty-five years at...
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Gayle M. Hassett Trombley

December 31, 1957 - August 31, 2017

Waltham - Gayle M. (Hassett) Trombley, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 59. Gayle was born in Waltham on December 31, 1957, a daughter of the late Robert and Jayne (McMahon) Hassett. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and for many years had worked as a caretaker at various nursing homes. She is survived by her husband, Wayne J. Trombley; her...
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Anne S. Jew

May 10, 1949 - August 30, 2017

Anne S. Jew, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in The New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Woburn. She was 68. Anne was born in Pittsfield, a daughter of the late Sue Pon and Sen-oy Jew. She attended Pittsfield schools, graduated from Berkshire Community College and U MASS. She worked at her family's restaurant, the China Clipper, and later worked at the Berkshire Athenaeum...
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Martin J. Keaveney

May 15, 1924 - August 30, 2017

Shrewsbury - Mr. Martin J. Keaveney, formerly of Waltham, Wayland and Marlborough died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in The Carlyle House in Framingham. He was 93. Born on May 15, 1924 in Waltham he was a son of the late Martin J. and Catherine Josephine (Rogers) Keaveney. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School and his bachelor's degree from Boston...
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Eugenia A. FitzGerald

September 7, 1921 - August 29, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Eugenia A. 'Jean' FitzGerald, of Waltham, formerly of Albany, New York, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born in Albany on September 7, 1921, the only child of Eugene and Elizabeth (Finn) Cox. Jean taught English as a Second Language in the Waltham School District for many years. She delighted in the accomplishments and...
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Hanne M. (Khoury) Boulos

January 17, 1936 - August 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Hanne M. (Khoury) Boulos, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 81. Hanne was born in Lebanon on January 17, 1936, a daughter of the late Michael and Nahara Khoury. She moved with her family to the United States in 1975, settling in Waltham. Widowed at a young age she worked long hours to support her family at McDonalds...
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Robert Coyne

September 21, 1931 - August 26, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Robert Coyne, of Waltham, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017 a CareOne at Lexington. He was 85. Bob was born in Newton on September 21, 1931, a son of the late Philip and Annie (McCormack) Coyne. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and until his retirement he had worked as a salesman at the former Main Street Ford in Waltham. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and had...
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Harold A. Stedman, Sr.

August 21, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Mr. Harold A. 'Hal' Stedman, of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 24, 2017 in the Sawtelle House in Reading. He was 91. Born on August 21, 1926 a son of the late John H. and Gladys A. (Dolham) Stedman he was raised and educated in Waltham. He honorably served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and was part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Hal worked at Raytheon...
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Anne Marie Duchatellier

May 21, 1934 - August 22, 2017

Waltham – Anne Marie Duchatellier, of Waltham, died at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was 83. Anne Marie was born in Haiti on May 21, 1934, a daughter of the late Guillaume Duchatellier and Pauline Degand. She worked as seamstress while living in her native Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1962 and worked as a nurse in Brooklyn, New York. In 1970...
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Charles L. Sell

June 4, 1920 - August 20, 2017

Mr. Charles L. Sell, of Marshfield, died at home on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was 97. He was born in Manhattan, New York City on June 4, 1920 a son of the late Charles S. and Helen (McCormick) Sell. A move to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Detroit and a return to New York City all occurred before his first birthday. In 1922 his family moved to White Plains, New York where he excelled in his...
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Joseph S. Chasse, S.M.

July 1, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Rev. Joseph S. Chasse, S.M., of Framingham, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Saint Patrick's Manor. He was 91. Fr. Chasse was born on July 1, 1926 in Van Buren, Maine, the son of the late Belonie and Marie (DesRosiers) Chasse. He graduated from Maryvale Seminary in Bedford in 1946 and took his First Profession on September 8, 1947 in Staten Island, New York. He then attended Marist College...
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John F. Coleman

February 16, 1947 - August 19, 2017

Milton – Mr. John F. Coleman, formerly of Waltham and West Newton, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Brush Hill Care Center in Milton. He was 70. He was the husband of the late Charleen A. (McCue) Coleman who died October 20, 2007. John was born in Billerica on February 16, 1947 to the late Walter and Mary (Smith) Coleman. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during...
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Evelyn E. Fallon

January 29, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn E. (Avery) (Cormier) Fallon, of Billerica and formerly of Waltham died peacefully on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in The Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 91. Evelyn was born in Belmont on January 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Abraham and Rachel (Wilkinson) Avery. Until her retirement she had worked in food services at the GTE/Sylvania Company in Waltham. In 2011 she...
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Mary E. Chiasson

September 14, 1924 - August 14, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. Chiasson died in her home surrounded by family on Monday August 14, 2017. She was 92. Mary was born in Boston on September 14, 1924, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Murphy) Fairclough. She was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Roxbury High School. Until her retirement she had worked as an administrative aide at Panametrics in Waltham. She was the wife...
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Claire A. Lang

November 13, 1940 - August 13, 2017

Mrs. Claire A. (Larracey) Lang of Waltham, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully after a short but courageous and brave battle with metastatic breast cancer on Sunday August 13th. She was 76. Claire was born in Boston on November 13, 1940, a daughter of the late Bernard and Florence (Breen) Larracey. She graduated from Emmanuel College in 1963 where she served as a member of the...
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Doris M.(Comeau) Donovan

August 22, 1930 - August 5, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Doris M. (Comeau) Donovan, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham. She was 86. Doris was born in Waltham on August 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert and Edna (Cormier) Comeau, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Saint Charles High School and later attended Bentley College. Until her...
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Kathryn M. Dempsey

February 14, 1965 - August 4, 2017

Waltham – ". . . how beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it . . ." Kathy Dempsey knew both beauty and kindness in large doses throughout her life. Her delightful smile and warm personality belied her four year long struggle with colon cancer. On Friday, August 4, 2017 Kathy died of the disease at her sister, Karen's home in Milford . . . but in the end, love won and the cancer...
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Germain J. 'Germie' LeBlanc

August 19, 1923 - August 1, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Germain and Rita LeBlanc were reunited in heaven. After 68 years of marriage, Rita died May 30, 2017 and just two months later Germain died at the Excel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lexington. He was 93. Qu'ils reposent en paix tous les deux. Born on August 19, 1923 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia he was a son of the late John and Julia (Stubbert) LeBlanc....
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Stephen H. Barmakian

July 5, 1926 - August 1, 2017

Watertown – Mr. Stephen H. Barmakian, of Watertown, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 91. Stephen was born in Cambridge on July 5, 1926, a son of the late Arootune Kevork and Armenoohi Barmakian. He grew up with his brother Haig in a tight-knit and loving family and the two brothers, although four years apart, were as...
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Rita C. Megaro

March 27, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Mrs. Rita C. (Peltier) Megaro, of Weston, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Wingate at Weston. She was 93. A daughter of the late Dennis and Lillian (Dellar) Peltier, Rita was born in Marblehead on March 27, 1924 where she spent her early years. A gifted student, Rita earned the title of Valedictorian at Marblehead High School. This early success in life would follow her into adulthood where...
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Michael F. Keough, Jr.

May 21, 1935 - July 28, 2017

Waltham - It's been said that perseverance is doing the work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Mike Keough never shied away from working . . . whether it was in the Marine Corps, as a fireman or taking care of the Elks building after he got through running the meetings. Born in Waltham on May 21, 1935 his Irish immigrant parents, Michael F. and Bridget E. ...
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Jean Baptiste Toussaint

November 28, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Toussaint formerly of Corona, Queens, New York, died Wednesday July 26, 2017 in Care One in Brookline. He was 84. Born on November 28, 1932 in Cap-Haitien, Haiti he was the son of the late Claudia Toussaint. Raised and educated in Haiti, he immigrated to the United States in 1972 and settled in Corona, Queens, New York where he lived for 45 years before coming to Boston to be...
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Grace L. (Erickson) Dahlin

July 8, 1922 - July 26, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Grace L. (Erickson) Dahlin, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Grace was born in Gardner on July 8, 1922, a daughter of the late August and Marion (Ward) Erickson, and was a graduate of Gardner High School. Shortly after that she moved with her family to Waltham and had been a lifelong resident. As a young woman she worked...
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Robert C. Gettings

March 4, 1955 - July 24, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Robert C. Gettings, of Waltham, died Monday, July 24, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 62. Born on March 4, 1955 in Fall River he was a son of the late John R. and Marjorie E. (Reagan) Gettings and graduated from Waltham High School. Bob was a self-employed painter throughout most of his life. He leaves his daughters, Rose C. Gettings and Callie J. Gettings, both of...
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Frances M. McElligott

November 26, 1933 - July 23, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Frances M. (Ward) McElligott, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 83. Frances was born on November 26, 1933 in Medford a daughter of the late James and Winifred (Ferren) Ward. Raised and educated in Somerville she graduated from Somerville High School and attended Northeastern University. She was married to James M....
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William C. Kalke

July 23, 2017

Waltham, Mass. – Mr. William C. Kalke (1942-2017) passed away suddenly at his home in Waltham on July 23, 2017. A wonderful musician, Bill was deeply involved with First Lutheran Church in Waltham where he moved in 2013 after leaving Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, Bill created a rich church family at Bayshore Lutheran. Bill had a quick mind and quicker wit, and infected everyone around...
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Edward R. 'Red' Rotchford

October 28, 1926 - July 19, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Edward R. 'Red' Rotchford, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing Home after a short illness. He was 90. Red was born on October 28, 1926 in Waltham, a son of the late Edward John and Margaret (Connolly) Rotchford. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Charles High School where he was a standout athlete in football and basketball....
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Rita R. Withrow

July 9, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Rita Withrow will long be remembered for always sending a card to mark a special occasion or to pen a note to family or friends. It became her own hallmark tradition and in this day and age of technology and social media she preferred a personal touch. She was blessed at the end of her life to have the opportunity to tell each family member how much she loved them and offered her motherly advice...
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Tracy Sheehan

April 13, 1968 - July 19, 2017

Watertown - Tracy Sheehan loved many things in life but above all else she absolutely adored and cherished being mother to Maggie and Aidan. She also had a passion for education and teaching and as a result…made a difference in the lives of so many people. Her four year battle with lung cancer came to its end on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She died peacefully in the presence and love of her...
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Karen M. Stanley

August 27, 1952 - July 16, 2017

Mrs. Karen M. (Hoyt) Stanley, of The Villages, Florida and formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday July 16, 2017. She was 64. Karen was born in Lowell on August 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Long) Hoyt. After graduating high school she obtained her hairdressing license, which she enjoyed doing for many years in salons, private homes and nursing homes. She ran her own business...
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Paul C. Menton

April 15, 1925 - July 16, 2017

Watertown – Throughout his life Paul Menton was able to do what every well-trained Marine is taught at Parris Island . . . improvise, adapt and overcome. No matter what challenges he faced, he was able to meet them with a smile and a large dose of determination. When Paul left high school as a boy during World War II to join the Marines he was sent to the Pacific and three years later came...
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Vivian P. (Aucoin) Lefort

April 25, 1920 - July 15, 2017

Marlborough – Mrs. Vivian P. (Aucoin) Lefort, of Marlborough, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at New Horizons at Marlborough. She was 97. Vivian was born in Somerville on April 25, 1920, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Lillian (Moore) Aucoin. Following her 1940 marriage to Arnold J. Lefort, the couple lived in Newton before making Waltham their home seven years later where they raised their...
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Elizabeth D. LeBlanc

March 14, 1934 - July 14, 2017

West Yarmouth – Mrs. Elizabeth D. (Wade) LeBlanc, of West Yarmouth, was welcomed into eternal rest by our Heavenly Father on Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home. She was 83. Elizabeth was born in Brighton on March 14, 1934, a daughter of the late John and Julia (Coffey) Wade and was raised in Watertown. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. She lived most of her life in Watertown and...
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Jaime M. De'Alencar

December 13, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Jaime M. De'Alencar, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 93. Jaime was born on December 13, 1923 in Oruro, Bolivia and lived most of his life in LaPaz, Bolivia. In Bolivia he had been a member of the presidential security detail for former president Victor Paz Estenssoro and after that worked for many years for the Bolivian customs...
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John P. Rogers

June 26, 1956 - July 12, 2017

Belmont – Mr. John P. Rogers, of Belmont, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 61. John was born and raised in Waltham and was a son of the late Joseph "Fred" and Ella M. (Terrio) Rogers. Following his 1979 marriage to Belmont native Kathryn A. Drolette, the couple lived in Waltham and in Framingham for a time before moving to Belmont where they...
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Edna J. Herbert

May 8, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Waltham – Edna Josephine (Muldoon) Herbert lived for 96 years within two miles of where she was born in Waltham. Her mother died when she was only four years of age. She left school at age of 14 to take care of her blind and diabetic father. As a young woman, she worked at the Waltham Watch Factory making speedometers, and, during World War II, at Raytheon as a spot-welder. She loved her...
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Catherine Vienneau

January 12, 1918 - July 5, 2017

Mrs. Catherine 'Kay' Vienneau, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing & Rehab Facility. She was 99. Born on January 12, 1918 in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada she was one of thirteen children of the late Xavier and Laura (Chiasson) Poirier. Raised and educated in Canada she immigrated to the United States in 1962. Prior to moving to Waltham she owned and operated a...
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Marion E. (Hamill) Feeney

January 1, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Marion E. (Hamill) Feeney, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Waltham Crossings. She was 82. A daughter of the late Frank and Mary Hamill, Marion was born in Brighton on January 1, 1935. She spent the early years of her life there and graduated from Brighton High School until moving to Waltham in her early twenties where she remained a lifelong resident. Family...
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Angelo J. Viselle

June 25, 1935 - June 27, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Angelo J. Viselle, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 82. Angelo was born on June 25, 1935 in Fall River where he spent the early years of his life. He met the love of his life, Carole Catapano, and the two were married on August 31,1969. The couple moved to Billerica before settling in Waltham in the mid 1980's. Angelo...
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Salvatore J. Valente

May 4, 1923 - June 21, 2017

Mr. Salvatore J. Valente, of Wayland, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the Mary Ann Morse Rehabilitation Center in Natick. He was 94. Sal was born in Somerville on May 4, 1923, a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Rizzi) Valente. He was raised and educated in Watertown and served with the United States Navy during World War II. On November 15, 1945 he married the love of his life, Watertown...
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David L. Mitchell

May 4, 1933 - June 20, 2017

Stow - David L. Mitchell, 84, a native of Waltham, who resided in Stow, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital due to complications from recent surgery. Known by his friends as Dave or The Mitch, he graduated from Waltham High School in 1952. After serving his country in the United States Navy for four years as a medical corpsman both at the Naval Hospital in...
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Louise M. (Giminarda) DeMeo

February 21, 1925 - June 19, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Louise M. (Giminarda) DeMeo, of Waltham, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Louise was born on February 21, 1925, the eldest daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Grassi) Giminarda. Louise was a graduate of Waltham High School. She attended classes for her interest in journalism and was involved in the Civil Air Patrol. An...
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Donna M. Richardson

September 19, 1955 - June 15, 2017

Waltham- Mrs. Donna M. (Lahey) Richardson of Waltham died Thursday June 15, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a courageous two year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 61. Donna was born in Waltham on September 19, 1955, a daughter of Joan L. (Chisholm) Lahey of Waltham, and the late Robert J. Lahey. She graduated from Waltham High School with the class of '73 and had been a lifelong...
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Carol A. (Greenwood) Campbell

June 19, 1941 - June 14, 2017

Mrs. Carol A. (Greenwood) Campbell, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. She was 75. Carol was born in Boston on June 19, 1941, a daughter of the late Lester and Anna (Cochran) Greenwood. She was raised in Cambridge where she graduated from Cambridge Latin High School in 1959. After high school she took a job...
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Nancy L. Swift, R.C.E.

February 19, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Sr. Nancy L. Swift, R.C.E., of Framingham, died peacefully on Wednesday June 14, 2017 in St. Patrick's Manor. She was 89. Sr. Nancy was born in Milford on February 19, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Emily (Lee) Swift. She graduated from Jeanne d'Arc Academy in Milton in 1944 and then earned her Bachelor's Degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., her Master's of Education in...
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Richard Edward Tolan

August 28, 1928 - June 13, 2017

Richard "Dick" Edward Tolan was born in Watertown on 8-28-28. He was known for his humor, so he would always tell people that "I planned it that way" when referring to his birthdate. He passed away unexpectedly in Midlothian, Virginia on June 13, 2017. Previous residences included Detroit (MI), St. Louis (MO), Maricopa (AZ), Atlanta (GA), and Midlothian (VA). His wife of 59 years, Inta...
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Maureen A. Delaney

March 12, 1926 - June 12, 2017

Waltham – Miss Maureen A. Delaney, of Waltham, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 91. Maureen was born in Waltham on March 12, 1926 a daughter of the late Edward F., Sr. and Frances B. (O'Shea) Delaney, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, then in Boston before its move to Hingham, and from Emmanuel College in Boston. ...
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Patrick J. O'Connell, Jr.

September 7, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Patrick J. 'Buddy' O'Connell, Jr., of Waltham, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 90. Buddy was born in Waltham on September 7, 1926, a son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret Josephine (Walsh) O'Connell and had been a lifelong resident. Following his service in the United States Navy during World War II he went to...
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Donald F. Anderson

December 16, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Anderson, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 81. Don was born in Boston on December 16, 1935, a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Moore) Anderson, and was a graduate of Wentworth Institute in Boston. Until his retirement he worked as a mechanical designer of the Raytheon Company. He served for six years with the...
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Peter A. Vereker

March 6, 1963 - June 8, 2017

West Newton – Mr. Peter A. Vereker, of West Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was 54. Peter was born in Waltham on March 6, 1963, a son of the late Lawrence M. and Frances P. (Skerritt) Vereker, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to West Newton eight years ago. He was a 1982 graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. Though ill for the past few...
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Barbara A. ( Harris) Drakos

December 8, 1924 - June 7, 2017

Auburndale – Mrs. Barbara A. (Harris) Drakos, of Auburndale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Barbara was born in Hyannis on December 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Richard and Helen (Henderson) Harris. She graduated from Barnstable High School in 1942 and after that from Hyannis State Teachers College. She entered the nursing field during...
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