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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

David A. Borr

July 19, 1959 - January 19, 2022

Ashland - David Borr would fix pretty much anything with a motor...or anything for that matter. Always up for a challenge and willing to help family, friends or neighbors once he set his mind and hands to the project it would be completed. David A. Borr was born on July 19, 1959 in Bath, Maine a son of the late Howard and Byla (Riseberg) Borr. Raised in Newton he graduated from Newton North...
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Cynthia A. (Gracia) Beaumont

November 20, 1953 - January 19, 2022

Cynthia A. (Gracia) Beaumont, of Waltham, died at home after a long struggle with Benson syndrome, a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. Cynthia was born on November 20, 1953 in Waltham a daughter of the late Elman J. and Frances (Romano) Gracia. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School in 1971. She was married to the late William F. 'Fred' Beaumont for 26 years...
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Elaine M. (Cotone) Gentile

June 17, 1935 - January 18, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Elaine M. (Cotone) Gentile, of Waltham, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86. Elaine was born in Brighton on June 17, 1935, a daughter of the late Thomas and Isabel Angelina (Carceo) Cotone and was raised in Watertown. She was a 1954 graduate of Watertown High School and a year later obtained her beautician's license. Elaine established...
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Jeanne F. Cronin

July 19, 1925 - January 14, 2022

Watertown – Mrs. Jeanne F. (MacDonough) Cronin, of Watertown, died peacefully following a period of declining health on Friday, January 14, 2022 at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio with her family by her side. She was 96. Jeanne was born on July 19, 1925, a daughter of the late J. Vincent and Margaret F. (Mahoney) MacDonough. She was a proud lifelong resident of Watertown...
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Robert E. Rhodes

August 18, 1940 - January 14, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Robert E. Rhodes, of Waltham, died on Friday, January 14, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 81 years old. Bob was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 18, 1940, a son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Peterson) Rhodes and moved to Waltham as a child. He was a lifelong resident and a 1958 graduate of Waltham High School. He joined the United States Army and served in...
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Sylvia M. (Littlefield) Nally

March 27, 1933 - January 14, 2022

Sylvia M. Littlefield was born on March 27, 1933 in Waltham, one of four children to the late William A. and Mary (Magennis) Littlefield. A lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Waltham High School Class of 1951. She earned her certification from the Boston School of Dental and Nursing in 1952 and worked as a dental assistant before marrying Newton native, Arthur J. Nally, on September 10,...
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Sr. Frances Ryan, SC

April 2, 1929 - January 13, 2022

Newton- Sister Frances Ryan, SC, of Newton, formerly of Lexington, a beloved member of the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, Nova Scotia passed peacefully into our everlasting home on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Sister Fran, as she was known, was 92 years young! Born Julia Frances Ryan on April 2,1929 in Lynn, she was one of six children born to the late William A. and Catherine J. (Brodbine) Ryan....
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Dorothy A. (Worden) Pickette

January 12, 2022

Dorothy Ann 'Dot' (Worden) Pickette of Northbridge, formerly of Waltham and Naples, FL, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was 87. Dot was born on October 11, 1934 in Somerville the only child of the late Harold J. and Louise (Doyle) Worden. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and worked for New England Telegraph &...
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Henry Orta

July 15, 1929 - January 11, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Henry Orta, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 92. Henry was born in Havana, Cuba on July 15, 1929, one of eleven children to the late Enrique and Emelia (Rodriguez) Orta. He emigrated from Cuba in 1966, living for a time in Malden and in Cambridge before moving to Waltham in 1981. Before his retirement he had worked for years as...
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Arthur J. Mixon

April 10, 1926 - January 9, 2022

Sarasota, Florida – Mr. Arthur J. Mixon, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Lincoln MA, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at The Brookdale at Palmer Ranch, Skilled Nursing Facility in Sarasota. He was 95. Arthur was born in Cambridge on April 10, 1926, the son of the late Scott I. and Isabella (McBeath) Mixon. He was raised and educated in Waltham and after graduation from Waltham High School he...
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Richard E. Dix

April 11, 1948 - January 8, 2022

Mr. Richard E. Dix, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January 8, 2022. He was 73. Richard was born on April 11, 1948 in Stoneham, the son of the late Lester A. and Nina E. (Chipchase) Dix. He was a graduate of Melrose High School and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Rich worked as a central office technician for Verizon...
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Pauline P. Reynolds

June 27, 1945 - January 8, 2022

Brighton - Mrs. Pauline P. (Molloy) Reynolds, of Brighton, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 76 years old. Pauline was born in Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland on June 27, 1945, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Connolly) Molloy. Raised in Ireland, she immigrated to the United States in 1961 and settled in Dorchester. ...
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Dora Zullo

November 1, 1933 - January 7, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Dora (Fasano) Zullo, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was 88. Dora was born in Miranda, Italy on November 1, 1933, a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Tortola) Fasano. She immigrated to the United States in June of 1972 and became a resident of Waltham. She was the beloved wife of the late Michele Zullo and is survived by her...
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Kathleen F. Wilson

April 8, 1931 - January 7, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Kathleen F. (Burke) Wilson, of Waltham, passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was 90. Kathleen was born in Boston on April 8, 1931, a daughter of the late Mary Kate (Dolan) and Thaddeus Burke. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Saint Charles Borromeo High School in 1948. Until her retirement, Kathleen worked for many years as the...
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Jean M. Conti

May 9, 1957 - January 7, 2022

Ms. Jean M. Conti, of Waltham, died on Friday, January 7, 2022 in her home after a lengthy illness. She was 64 years old. Jean was born in Waltham on May 9, 1957, a daughter of the late John J. and Ruth A. (Golden) Conti. She graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1975 and continued her studies at UMass Amherst where she earned her nursing degree. A Waltham resident for most of...
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Sandra M. Forbes

June 29, 1938 - January 6, 2022

Alan J. Forbes and Sandra (Lazaro) Forbes Husband and wife for over 61 years, Alan J Forbes and Sandra (Lazaro) Forbes passed away within a week of each other after a brief illness on January 2nd and January 6th respectively. Alan and Sandra were the proprietors of Sports Collectibles, a prominent fixture in Peabody Square. Starting out with a small baseball card collection from his youth,...
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Frank T. Maloney, Sr.

December 24, 1928 - January 6, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Frank T. Maloney, Sr. died peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Life Care Center of Billerica. He was 93. Besides his beloved wife and soulmate of 69 years, Barbara M. (McCormack) Maloney, he is survived by his children, Frank T. Maloney, Jr. of Lexington, Kathleen M. Ferri (Curtis) of Sandwich, John P. Maloney (Kerry) of Billerica, Marybeth I. Maloney (Randy Wiggin)...
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Theresa J. Randall

July 13, 1941 - January 6, 2022

Mrs. Theresa J. (LeBlanc) Randall died peacefully on January 6, 2022 at Wingate at Silver Lake with family by her side. She was 80 years old. Theresa was born in Moncton, New Brunswick on July 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Ernest and Alida LeBlanc. Theresa spent her early years in Moncton. She was a country singer with the Bunkhouse Boys Band. She moved to Waltham, MA when she was 16...
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Christine M. Provencher

January 6, 1954 - January 4, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Christine M. (Bellan) Provencher, of Waltham, died peacefully at home with her husband Vincent and best friend, Carol by her side on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. She was 67. Christine was born in Waltham on January 6, 1954, a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Rehill) Bellan. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had been a lifelong resident. She also graduated...
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David J. Meadows

January 23, 1950 - January 4, 2022

Dave Meadows was a quiet, simple, no-frills kind of guy who has left a wonderful impact on many people. He absolutely loved his annual trips to Ogunquit, Maine to take in the beauty of its area, walks along the Marginal Way, its beautiful beach and cold water along with the great and familiar spots to take in a great meal and something to drink. Simple pleasures are what made his heart smile. ...
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Alan J. Forbes

July 11, 1940 - January 2, 2022

Alan J. Forbes and Sandra (Lazaro) Forbes Husband and wife for over 61 years, Alan J Forbes and Sandra (Lazaro) Forbes passed away within a week of each other after a brief illness on January 2nd and January 6th respectively. Alan and Sandra were the proprietors of Sports Collectibles, a prominent fixture in Peabody Square. Starting out with a small baseball card collection from his youth,...
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Joseph L. Thibodeau

July 27, 1985 - January 1, 2022

Mr. Joseph L. Thibodeau, of Waltham, died Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 36. Joe was born on July 27, 1985 to Louis C. and Maryellen (Mackey) Thibodeau. He was raised and educated in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School where he played on the football team. He was a 2015 graduate of Western Governors University and had most recently been...
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Kevin D. Ferguson

March 9, 1958 - December 31, 2021

The one certain in Kevin Ferguson's life was his absolute love for the three ladies in his life…Lisa, Cara and his four-legged and constant companion Maggie. One of the other realities about Kevin was his love for his native Cambridge from which he never veered too far away. Kevin D. Ferguson was born on March 9, 1958 in Cambridge a son of the late Donald and Mary (Tisdale) Ferguson. A...
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Richard J. Gullotti

March 9, 1937 - December 30, 2021

Waltham – Richard J. "Dick" Gullotti, of Waltham, died on December 30, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 84. Dick was born in Waltham on March 9, 1937, the son of the late James and Stella (Patuto) Gullotti. Always one to stay active he belonged to the Waltham Moose Lodge #1018, The Sons of Italy in Waltham, and The Knights of Columbus. He was a life-long resident of Waltham and...
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Frederick W. Ruland

January 7, 1943 - December 30, 2021

Frederick William Ruland, of Wayland, passed away at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. Fred was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and graduated from Weston High School where he played varsity football. He earned bachelor degrees in Finance and Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. Always a Waltham kid at heart, Fred Ruland will be remembered for his incredible zest for...
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Linsey Elizabeth Rockingham

July 18, 1952 - December 29, 2021

Linsey Rockingham stood at only 4 feet 11 inches but she was a force of nature with which to not be reckoned . . . . 'once met, never forgotten'. She left an outsize impression on all who encountered her. She had her own distinctive style and was always fashionably dressed demonstrating eccentric and eclectic flair with the perfect complement of color and jewelry…usually items bought on a...
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Richard 'Sonny' Badger

October 22, 1956 - December 28, 2021

Richard "Sonny Shades" Badger really loved music. Talented with his voice and playing harmonica, he was a member of 'Earth', "P.I.G" and later, alongside his brother Jimmy on drums and other friends, he formed his much loved group, 'Sonny Shades & The Blues Nationals'. He loved performing in front of audiences or just playing and being alone in his thoughts and music. When not performing, Richard...
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Randall J. Fogarty

November 20, 1924 - December 27, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Randall J. Fogarty, of Waltham, died Monday, December 27, 2021 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 97. Randy was born in Quincy on November 20, 1924, the son of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fogarty. Raised in South Boston, he had worked as a manager at Sarni Cleaners for more than sixty-two years. A skilled handyman, Randy was everyone's go-to for all tasks at home and...
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Lawrence A. Buckley, Sr.

April 2, 1937 - December 27, 2021

Mr. Lawrence A. Buckley, a former longtime Waltham resident, died Monday, December 27, 2021 in HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 84. Lawrence was born on April 2, 1937, in Newton, the first son of the late Andrew and Helen (Moroney) Buckley. He married Dorothy Burns on November 25, 1961. He served honorably as a radar man in the United States Navy, and...
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Krystyna M. (Imiolczyk) DiCenzo

November 11, 1937 - December 26, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Krystyna M. (Imiolczyk) DeCenzo, of Waltham, formerly of Medford, died on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in her home. She was 84. Krystyna was born in Ribnik, Poland on November 11, 1937, the daughter of the late Josef and Emma (Herrmann) Imiolcyk. She immigrated to the United States in 1957 and lived in Medford before moving to Waltham in 1993. The wife of the late Michael F....
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Colin J. King

June 11, 1949 - December 25, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Colin J. King, of Waltham, died peacefully on December 25, 2021 in Waterview Lodge of Ashland. He was 72. Colin was born in Waltham on June 11, 1949, the son of the late Florence E. (Smith) and George F. King, Sr. After graduating from St. Mary's High School he proudly served in the Army for six years during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge he worked at the former Fernald...
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Robert A. Rowse

August 8, 1925 - December 24, 2021

Shrewsbury - Simple but profound words were weaved into one of the eulogies at the recent funeral of the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu which read 'Tears are somewhat an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.' (Julie Burchill) ...
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Raymond F. Condon

November 19, 1936 - December 24, 2021

Mr. Raymond F. Condon, of Waltham, died Thursday, December 24, 2021 at home after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 85. An avid Boston sports fan, Ray could be found sitting in his favorite chair with a bag of chips, a snickers bar, and a soda (or a beer) watching the Celtics, Red Sox, or Pats. In recent years his wife Nancy developed a love for the games and could always be found...
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Allen Senarian

January 2, 1929 - December 22, 2021

Mr. Allen Senarian, of Waltham, died Tuesday, December 22, 2021 in the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 92. Allen was born on January 2, 1929 in Newton a son of Armenian immigrants Garabed and Varsenig (Zahigian) Senarian. Raised in Newton he was a graduate of Newton High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later served in the...
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Edward K. Freeman

September 30, 1939 - December 21, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Edward Kenneth Freeman of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 82. Edward was born on September 30, 1939 in Cambridge and raised and educated in Watertown. He was the youngest son of the late Walter and Evangeline (Vautour) Freeman. He met his future wife, Elizabeth 'Betty' Latour in Boston...
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Mary A. "Maisie" (MacIntyre) MacLellan

August 24, 1932 - December 21, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Mary A. "Maisie" (MacIntyre) MacLellan, of Waltham, formerly of West Newton died Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln following a period of declining health. She was 89. Maisie was born and raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, and was a daughter of the late Francis and Bessie (MacIsaac) MacIntyre. Every summer she looked...
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Janet M. (Vanaria) Bourque

January 17, 1952 - December 20, 2021

Houlton, Maine – Mrs. Janet (Vanaria) Bourque of Houlton, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, December 20, 2021 at her home. She was 69. Janet was born on January 17, 1952, the daughter of the late Felix and Gloria (Gatturna) Vanaria. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1970. After that she earned her nursing degree at Salem State College School of Nursing...
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Thomas B. Wilson

October 14, 1941 - December 18, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Thomas B Wilson, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 80. He was the husband of the late Josephine T. (Lewis) Wilson. Tom leaves his children, James A. Wilson, Sharon M. Wilson and Sean T. Wilson, all of Waltham; his grandson, James D. Auditore and many nieces, nephews and their families. He was also the brother...
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Robert H. Kroeger, Jr.

June 17, 1939 - December 17, 2021

West Newton – Mr. Robert H. Kroeger, Jr., of West Newton died at home on Friday, December 17, 2021. He was 82. Bob was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 17, 1939, the son of the late Catherine (Berkemeier) and Robert H. Kroeger, Sr. Raised in Norwell, he was a graduate of Norwell High School and continued his studies at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania where he was a member of the ROTC...
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Jason W. Chehade

October 21, 1980 - December 17, 2021

Out of an abundance of concern for the health of family and friends given the increase in Covid cases Jason's family now is asking that his services be private for immediate family only. We invite you to participate via this link on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11 a.m: https://my.gather.app/remember/jason-chehade Shrewsbury - Jason Chehade will be dearly missed by his family, friends,...
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Richard R. Larue

May 11, 1948 - December 16, 2021

Worcester - Rich Larue loved science fiction…anything Star Wars or Star Trek and might willingly agree when called a geek knowing full well it was a term of endearment by family and friends. He loved Turner Classic Movies and his beloved New England Patriots. He loved the unconditional companionship of his three feline friends, Crazy, Papi and Pretty Girl. And on the beaches of his native Rhode...
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William T. Salamanis

April 20, 1931 - December 12, 2021

In the Eastern Orthodox tradition the 40th day after death is a traditional memorial service, family gathering and rituals in memory of the departed. The family was gathering on Sunday, December 12th to honor the memory of their beloved Joan Salamanis who died November 3, 2021. After sixty years of marriage, her husband, Bill, died unexpectedly at Lahey Clinic. Their bond was so strong that Bill...
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Christopher E. Chase

March 11, 1948 - December 11, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Christopher E. Chase, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings. He was 73. Christopher was born March 11, 1948 in Longmeadow, a son of the late Dana and Allethaire (Medlicott) Chase. His father was in the Navy and later worked for Boeing so the family moved often when Chris was growing up. He graduated from Bellevue High...
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Donald R. MacKenzie

December 29, 1921 - December 11, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Donald R. MacKenzie, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Meadow Green Nursing Home following a period of declining health. He was 99. Don was born in Ross Ferry, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on December 29, 1921, a son of the late Roderick and Katherine (MacDonald) MacKenzie. He grew up in Cape Breton and married his sweetheart, Blanche Budge, on July 27, 1944. In...
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John H. Mullane

October 22, 1942 - December 8, 2021

Waltham – Mr. John H. Mullane, Sr., of Waltham and Gilford, New Hampshire, best known as Jack to friends and family, died Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at his Waltham home. He was 79. Jack leaves his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Catherine Marie (Farrell) Mullane; his sons, John Henry Mullane, Jr. and his longtime girlfriend, Susan McKinnon, of Marlboro, Mark Mullane and his wife, Julie,...
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Sheila M. Connolly

August 30, 1947 - December 7, 2021

Ms. Sheila M. Connolly of Salisbury, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Lahey Clinic Hospital . She was 74. Sheila was born in Waltham on August 30, 1947, a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Marguerite E. (Connor) Connolly. She graduated from St. Charles High School and earned her Associate Degree from Aquinas College. Sheila worked as a legal secretary for many...
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December 7th 1941

December 7, 2021

December 7th was a Sunday in 1941. In Honolulu, Hawaii the high temperature that day was 84°. Just before eight o'clock in the morning the sunshine that promised to warm the day turned into darkness. Before the sun set two-thousand four-hundred three Americans were dead and at churches all across America, including those in Waltham, Watertown and Belmont, bells tolled, prayers were...
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Elliot Preston Putnam

March 21, 1937 - December 6, 2021

Family and friends will honor and remember Elliot's life by gathering on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Cyprian Keyes Country Club, 284 E Temple Street, Boylston, MA, where a Celebration of Life will be held with a Memorial Service starting at 3:00 pm. Food and refreshments will immediately follow from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Those wishing to view the livestream and recording of Elliot's service may do...
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Harry R. Alcorn

February 13, 1951 - December 5, 2021

Upton – Mr. Harry R. Alcorn, of Upton, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in Salem Hospital following a period of declining health. He was 70. Harry was born in Lowell on February 13, 1951, a son of the late Malcolm and Jean (Gentile) Alcorn. A Waltham resident for most of his life, he was a graduate of Waltham High School and later joined the Massachusetts Army National...
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Henry J. Burke, Jr.

June 20, 1938 - December 2, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Henry J. "Hank" Burke, Jr., of Waltham, died on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. He was 83 years old. Hank was born in Watertown on June 20, 1938, one of four children born to the late Henry J. and Eva M. (Masse) Burke. He was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. After that he earned a certificate in industrial...
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Roderick J. Beaton

July 29, 1941 - November 29, 2021

Shrewsbury - Roderick Joseph Beaton was born in Somerville on July 29, 1941 a son of the late Roderick and Elda Marie (Annese) Beaton. Raised in Somerville, he was a graduate of Somerville High School where he played football and basketball. He proudly put himself through Boston College and later earned his Master's degree in criminal justice from Clark University. Rod was a Veteran of the United...
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John V. Connor

September 12, 1931 - November 28, 2021

John Connor was an amazing man, whose love of his family, the ocean and reading provided him happiness throughout his life. Also known as Captain John, he served as a Merchant Marine for over 50 years. John Vincent Connor was born September 12, 1931 in Belmont a son of the late Michael and Mary (Bishop) Connor. A graduate of Belmont High School with the class of 1949 he then honorably served...
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Neil Kouyoumjian

April 21, 1954 - November 27, 2021

Maynard – Mr. Neil Kouyoumjian, of Maynard, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester following a period of declining health. He was 67. Neil was born in Waltham on April 21, 1954 to Ralph Kouyoumjian of Maynard and the late Patricia (Young) Kouyoumjian. He was a Maynard resident for the past twenty-seven years and before that had lived...
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James K. Dagle

March 4, 1958 - November 27, 2021

Worcester - Jim Dagle treasured time spent with his son, Brennan. He taught him how to fish at Lake Quinsigamond and together they built a boat on which they enjoyed many rides and fishing expeditions. Jim and Brennan explored Worcester's dining scene and were frequent patrons of many familiar destinations including Belsito's and Lou Roc's among many others. These were simple times as father and...
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Daniel H. Keohane

July 8, 1930 - November 25, 2021

Daniel Hickey Keohane, age 91, of Natick, MA, formerly of Arlington, MA and Rochester, NY, died on Thanksgiving Day after a long and wonderful life. Fortunate husband of Suzanne Alice Fitzpatrick formerly of Medway, MA, who preceded him in death. Loving father of Daniel F. of Natick, James H. and Neil J. (Margaret) of Centennial, CO, Timothy C. (Laura) of Portland, ME, and Kathryn A. Keohane ...
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Theodore Martin Meyers

January 8, 1934 - November 22, 2021

Theodore Martin Meyers was born on January 8, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio a son of the late Theodore and Ruth (Weitzel) Meyers. Raised in Cincinnati he was a graduate of St. Lawrence Latin School and St. Xavier High School. He attended Xavier University and later earned his Bachelor's from University of Detroit with a degree in electrical engineering. And while at University of Detroit it provided...
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Helen C. (Phelan) Noonan

September 11, 1929 - November 20, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Helen C. (Phelan) Noonan, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 92. Helen was born in Cambridge on September 11, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Early) Phelan, and was raised in Watertown. She was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. On September 20, 1952...
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Patricia M. Gray

November 30, 1942 - November 20, 2021

Patricia M. Gray, of Auburn, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, November 20, 2021, in her home. She was 78. Patricia was born on November 30, 1942 in Boston, a daughter of Albert and Margaret (Ward) Donlon. Raised in Boston, she was a graduate of Saint Columbkille High School in Brighton with the class of 1960 and continued her studies at Regis College. She then met and married Floyd Gray...
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Robert J. Higgins

April 17, 1927 - November 19, 2021

Robert Johnson Higgins passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021. He was 94. Born April 17, 1927 in Waltham, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Raymond Alexander and Dorothy Adelaide (Johnson) Higgins. He was the husband of 57 years to the late Marjorie E. Higgins. He was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond A. Higgins Jr., Ralph S. Higgins, and a sister, Guelda E. Becker. His kid...
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Doris M. (Doucet) Main

March 18, 1929 - November 19, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Doris M. (Doucet) Main, of Waltham, died Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 92. Doris was born in Waltham on March 18, 1929, a daughter of the late Denis and Marguerite Doucet, and was a graduate of Saint Charles High School. A lifelong resident of Waltham, she and her family also spent many happy summers at their cottage in...
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Anthony R. Freitas

September 9, 1972 - November 15, 2021

Mr. Anthony R. Freitas, of Waltham, died on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 49. Tony was born on September 9, 1972, a son of the late Anthony J. and Juanita M. (Striplin) Freitas. Born and raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of the Waltham Vocational High School. Shortly after graduation, Tony enlisted in the United States Navy and subsequently served in the...
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Lawrence E. Crane

October 27, 1951 - November 14, 2021

Mr. Lawrence E. Crane, of Waltham, died Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 70. He was born on October 27, 1951 in Waltham a son of the late Edward C. and Ruth W. (Leary) Crane. A graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1969, he then served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Saratoga during the Vietnam War. Shortly thereafter he followed in...
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Louis A. Spataro

February 27, 1944 - November 13, 2021

"They say you die twice. The first time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time." –Bansky Louis Spataro, of Waltham, MA (and if he had his way, Ireland), passed away on November 13, 2021 at CareDimensions Hospice House after several years of poor health. Born February 27, 1944 to Diego and Angelina (LaRosa) Spataro of...
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Mary A. Malone

May 5, 1928 - November 12, 2021

Waltham – Miss Mary A. Malone, of Waltham, died Friday, November 12, 2021 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 93. Mary was born in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland on May 5, 1928, a daughter of Daniel and Nora (Kinnane) Malone. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 and lived for a time in Somerville, Cambridge and Newton before making Waltham her lifelong home in 1968. ...
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Edmund F. Ahern

September 21, 1954 - November 12, 2021

Shrewsbury - Eddie Ahern had his signature red sneakers that he wore to almost every occasion both ordinary and formal. Perhaps they matched his terrific sense of humor and quick wit. Eddie was one of those great guys who quickly became friend to many. 'Uncle Eddie' as known and referred to by family and friends was well loved. His family, both immediate and extended, his lifelong friends from St...
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David A. Johnstone

September 5, 1942 - November 10, 2021

Mr. David A. Johnstone, of Arundel, Maine, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. He was 79. David was born on September 5, 1942 in Waltham one of six children to the late Hector and Stella (Lewis) Johnstone. Raised and educated in Waltham he later married Judith K. Thorne on June 10, 1967 in Beth Eden Baptist Church on Maple Street...
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Joseph P. LeVasseur

March 27, 1941 - November 10, 2021

Joe LeVasseur never passed up to appreciate the beauty of nature…it's the handwriting of God. An avid outdoorsman he loved all it had to offer from fishing, hunting and hiking to walks on the beach in Bourne on Cape Cod and the magnificent sunsets. He had a knack and talent for building bird houses with such care and detail. Throughout his life his back pack took him on many adventures but...
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Ronald D. Craig

October 7, 1937 - November 9, 2021

Ashland – Mr. Ronald D. Craig, of Ashland, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home. He was 84. Ronald was born in Rutland, Vermont on October 7, 1937, the son of the late David S. and Gertrude E. (Goodwin) Craig. As a young boy his family moved back to New Brunswick, Canada to take care of his ailing grandmother. He was raised and educated in New Brunswick, remaining...
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Trudie A. Collins

August 16, 1939 - November 8, 2021

Mrs. Trudie A. (Finneran) Collins of Waltham died Monday, November 8, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 82. Mrs. Collins was born in Boston on August 16, 1939, a daughter of the late Francis D. and Jane M. (Burns) Finneran. The Family moved to Newton in 1952, and she graduated from Saint Bernard's High School in West Newton. Trudie started her career at Newton Savings...
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Lance S. MacDowell

April 13, 1953 - November 8, 2021

Lance S. MacDowell, of Waltham, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was 68. Lance was born in Waltham on April 13, 1953 he was a son of the late Roy S. MacDowell, Sr. and Josephine (Serval) MacDowell both of blessed memory. He was a lifelong resident of Waltham graduating Waltham High School with the class of 1971. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sandra Baker...
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Ethel C. (Piette) Eckland

September 3, 1927 - November 6, 2021

Ethel C. (Piette) Eckland, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, November 6, 2021. She was 94. She was born on September 3, 1927 in Oxford a daughter of the late Antonio and Lillian (Austin) Piette. Raised and educated in Oxford she lived in Waltham since 1956. She married William J. Eckland on August 27, 1949 in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Worcester. Bill died on October 8, 2008. ...
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Mary A. (Ciccolo) Mirabile

June 10, 1928 - November 5, 2021

Wellesley – Mrs. Mary A. (Ciccolo) Mirabile, of Wellesley, formerly of Hopkinton and Waltham, died Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley following a period of declining health. She was 93. Mary was born in Boston on June 10, 1928, a daughter of the late Angelo and Caterina (Bombaci) Ciccolo. A graduate of Boston Girls' High School, she went to work in the...
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Kathleen R. MacLellan

August 30, 1932 - November 4, 2021

Waltham – Kathleen R. MacLellan, of Waltham, formerly of Belmont, died Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Aberjona Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester. She was 89. Kathleen was born on August 30, 1932 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, to the late John and Catherine (MacDonald) MacLellan. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph's Convent School in Marbou, Nova Scotia and immigrated to the...
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Ralph D. 'Bud' Leaman

October 9, 1942 - November 3, 2021

Bud Leaman was, in the eyes of his family, their super hero. He was very skilled with his hands, self-taught and a jack of all trades . . . and also comfortable cruising in his motorhome across the country with his loving wife of 57 years. They also traveled throughout their native Canada and also shared a passion for classic country music and traditional southern gospel hymns. Ralph D. 'Bud'...
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Joan (Menidis) Salamanis

April 24, 1934 - November 3, 2021

Mrs. Joan (Menidis) Salamanis, of Waltham, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at New Bridge on the Charles. She was 87. Joan was born on January April 24, 1934 in Kastorion Sparta, Greece a daughter of the late Plato and Nikolata (Balioti) Menidis. Raised and educated in Greece she immigrated to the United States in 1951 settling in Woburn. She married William...
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Mary Joanne "Jo" Hanley

October 10, 1944 - November 2, 2021

Watertown – Mary Joanne "Jo" Hanley, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at her home at the Residence in Watertown Square. She was 77. Jo was born in Lynn on October 10, 1944, a daughter of the late Bernard C. and Ellen (Gannon) Hanley. Following her family's move to California she graduated from Saint Monica's High School in Santa Monica and continued her...
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Patricia A. (Ryberg) Marqus

May 3, 1951 - November 2, 2021

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. "Patty" (Ryberg) Marqus, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston following a months long battle with leukemia. She was 70. Patty was born and raised in Waltham, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Marie E. 'Jan' (Roach) Ryberg. She was a 1969 graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement she worked for...
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Edwin C. Powell

February 8, 1940 - November 1, 2021

Mr. Edwin C. Powell, of Norfolk, formerly of Waltham and Watertown, died at home on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was 81. Ed was born February 8, 1940 in Cambridge son of the late Garland and Phyllis (Headberg) Powell. He was a graduate of Lexington High School. He married Waltham native Marilyn F. Sampson on December 1, 1973. They lived many years in Watertown and Waltham. Marilyn died...
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Mary (Moore) Barr

October 2, 1932 - October 29, 2021

Mary (Moore) Barr was the embodiment of an Irish Mother, enjoyed caring for others, worried if everyone is ok, often asking if you had enough to eat. She was the humble type, with a good mix of quick wit and Irish guilt thrown in. Mary was born Oct 2, 1932 and grew up in North Brighton, she was the 2nd child of 6 to Agnes and James Moore. Her sister Pat recalls a beautiful sister that was...
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Leonard 'Dino' Mastropieri

May 18, 1956 - October 28, 2021

Leonard 'Dino' Mastropieri, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after an illness. He was 65. Leonard was born on May 18, 1956 in Waltham a son the late Italian immigrants Paul and Maria (Russo) Mastropieri. Dino owned and operated L.M. Heating & Air Conditioning Company since 1988 and was enjoying retirement while his son, Joseph maintained the company...
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Donald T. LeLievre

August 1, 1935 - October 28, 2021

Mr. Donald T. LeLievre, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen. He was 86. Donald was born on August 1, 1935 in Waltham, son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Delaney) LeLievre. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School class of 1954. He honorably served in the United States Army. Don spent his early years delivering milk...
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Mary E. Anderson

March 8, 1931 - October 27, 2021

Mary Elizabeth (Iverson) Anderson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27th at her home in Weston, Massachusetts, surrounded by loved ones. She was 90 years old. Mary is survived by her husband, Gerald E. Anderson, and children Todd (and Lynn) Anderson of Hingham, MA, Tim (and Sue) Anderson of Vienna, VA and Kristin (and Bill) May of Palm Desert, CA; grandchildren Tyler, Lauren, Gillian,...
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Lauren A. O'Brien

August 8, 1956 - October 27, 2021

Ms. Lauren A. O'Brien, of Cambridge, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 65 years old. Lauren was born at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton on August 8, 1956, a daughter of Marie (Aucoin) O'Brien and the late Joseph O'Brien. Raised in Waltham, she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She loved the time she spent...
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Rev. William J. English

July 21, 1934 - October 27, 2021

Father William J. English, a native of Burncourt, County Tipperary, Ireland, died at the home of his longtime friends and caregiver family, the DiPerri's of South Boston on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. He was 87. Fr. English was a son of the late Richard and Mary (Fitzgerald) English. He was a brother of Sister Kathleen of England, Michael of Limerick, Brother Richard (Patrick) of Waterford,...
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Eleanor Mae Boucher - Fedele

June 29, 1947 - October 27, 2021

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote, and it might accurately describe Ellie Boucher-Fedele. Ellie had a passion for roses and her garden flourished with them each year. She was an award-winning competitor and a member of the Rose Societies in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Eleanor Mae Boucher was...
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Salomon Meza

July 30, 1960 - October 26, 2021

Mr. Salomón L. Meza, of Marlborough, sadly passed away Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 61. Salomón was born on July 30th, 1960 in Lima, Perú; the first born of six children of the late Leopoldo Iván Onofrio Meza Ojeda and María Luisa Quispe (Challco) Meza. Raised and educated in Perú he graduated from Liceo Naval Teniente Clavero high...
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Donald L. Murray

April 10, 1926 - October 25, 2021

SHREWSBURY - Mr. Donald W. Murray died at home on Monday, October 25, 2021. He was 95. Donald was born on April 10, 1926 in Somerville a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Morgan) Murray. A graduate of Somerville High School he earned his Bachelor's degree from Boston College. Donald served in the United States Army during World War II. He met Norway native, Inger Ljunggren at the end of...
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Robert J. Peltier

March 28, 1955 - October 24, 2021

Bob Peltier of Metairie, Louisiana, formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts lost his 3 ½ year courageous fight with cancer on October 24, 2021. Robert Joseph Peltier was born on March 28, 1955 in Newton, Massachusetts a son of Barbara (LeBlanc) Peltier and the late Milton Peltier. Beloved husband of Beth (Murphy-Hardy) Peltier, he was the proud father and stepfather to Jason Peltier and Josh...
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Betty Yen

July 18, 1929 - October 23, 2021

Betty S. Yen, born July 18, 1929 to her late parents So-Pei Yang and Yuen-Ying Chen, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021 after battling colon cancer. She was 92 years old. Upon her confession of Faith in Christ, she was baptized in March 1980 by Pastor Morley Lee in the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, Lexington, Massachusetts. Betty Yen overcame many hardships throughout her...
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Christine H. (Henry) Daigle

December 16, 1947 - October 23, 2021

Waltham— Mrs. Christine H. Daigle, of Waltham, died Saturday, October 23, 2021 in her home. She was 73 years old. Christine was born in Cambridge on December 16, 1947, a daughter of the late John P. and Margaret (McCusker) Henry. Raised in Arlington, she attended Saint Agnes School and was an alumna of Arlington Catholic High School. She married Gerard Daigle in Saint Agnes Church in...
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John E. Sforza

March 26, 1949 - October 23, 2021

John Sforza loved his work as a special education teacher. It wasn't work for him as it provided a wonderful sense of belonging, accomplishment and an ability to make the lives of his countless number of students better in both simple and great ways. "To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has...
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Nancy J. Lepiesha

March 25, 1941 - October 22, 2021

Ms. Nancy J. Lepiesha, of Stamford, Connecticut, formerly of Worcester died Friday, October 22, 2021 in Greenwich Hospital. She was 80. Nancy was born on March 25, 1941, in Worcester, a daughter of the late Walter E. and Mary (Crosbie) Lepiesza. A graduate of St Peter's High School, she earned her Bachelor's degree from Anna Maria College and her Master's degree in Education from San Francisco...
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Dominic J. Caira

August 11, 1938 - October 22, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Dominic J.Caira, of Waltham, died Friday, October 22, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 83. Dominic was born in Newton on August 11, 1938, a son of the late Gasperino and Lucia (Lupo) Caira, and was a graduate of Newton High School. Following his marriage to Waltham native Mary E. Puliafico the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. They enjoyed...
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Paul F. Connor

March 29, 1957 - October 21, 2021

Paul F. Connor of Franklin, formerly of Waltham passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 64. Paul was born in Boston on March 29, 1957 the son of the late Russell M., Sr. and Mary M. (Riley) Connor and was raised in Waltham. Paul worked for 13 years as a truck operator for the city of Waltham, as a Security...
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Jean F. (Ryan) Priestman

March 28, 1930 - October 21, 2021

Mrs. Jean F. Priestman, of Maplewood in Weston, died peacefully on October 21, 2021 from a long battle with cancer. Jean was 91, and lived in Waltham for nearly 70 years. Jean was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on March 28, 1930, the daughter of the late Richard R. and Elin Wilhomena (Bohman) Ryan and the sister of the late Richard Ryan. A graduate of Woonsocket High School, she...
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Wade S. Ricks

May 29, 1954 - October 20, 2021

Wade Stevens Ricks, a Waltham lawyer and prominent newspaper and television journalist in the 1980s and 1990s died Wednesday at his home. He was 67. A Waltham resident since 1999, he worked for the Worcester Telegram as he pursued his long-time interest in law, earning his J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law in 2005. He served as a solo-practice attorney in Waltham ever since. A 1976...
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Glenn R. Prescott

September 6, 1966 - October 20, 2021

Randolph—Mr. Glenn R. Prescott, of Randolph, formerly of Waltham and Newton, died at home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 following a period of declining health. He was 55 years old. Glenn was born in Waltham on September 6, 1966, a son of the late William R. "Tom" and Jeannette M. (Belliveau) Prescott. A graduate of Waltham High Vocational School, he had worked in landscaping and...
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Ruth J. Smith

June 24, 1926 - October 18, 2021

Ruth Joanna Smith (Batakis) died peacefully in the home she loved at the age of 95. Ruth was a staple of Fuller Street for 73 years. She was also the rock of her family. Beloved wife of the late Marshall Smith, mother to Marshall Smith of Waltham, Linda Smith and her husband John Weigel of Reading, Stanley Smith and his wife Judy (Ryan) of Randolph and Laurie Smith and her significant other Mike...
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Mehmet Mustafa

November 3, 1947 - October 16, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Mehmet Mustafa, of Waltham, died on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 73. Mehmet was born in Pyla, Larnaca, Cyprus on November 3, 1947 to the late Mustafa Süleyman and Müyesser Mustafa. He completed his bachelor's degree in Physics in 1972 from Middle East Technical University and continued his studies in the United States. He...
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Rita M. (Gillis) Baines

April 22, 1937 - October 16, 2021

Rita Baines was no stranger to the dance floor and perhaps a space where she was often most happy. Rita loved dancing at various venues such as the Waltham Senior Center with Marge Gallagher and her daughter, Stacy, and the Waltham Twirlers. Any opportunity to dance kept Rita active and amongst friends and family. Rita enjoyed and treasured her family home of 82 years on Trapelo Road in...
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