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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

Douglas C. Sparrow

June 28, 1946 - September 23, 2022

Waltham - Doug Sparrow loved cars, trains, clocks and watches. He loved classic cars from the local car shows and new cars at Boston's annual New England International Auto Show. He loved cruising with the rooftop down in his white 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible with the company of family and friends or perhaps driving solo down 117 to get apples, ice-cream, or just to enjoy the good...
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Michael J. Nedza

March 31, 1973 - September 21, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Michael J. Nedza, of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. He was 49. Michael was born in Waltham on March 31, 1973 the son of John J. Nedza, of Waltham, and the late Janet (Howes) Nedza. He was a lifelong resident and a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He met the love of his life, Kristina DiGregory while in high school and the two have spent 31...
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JoAnne T. (Landry) Rondeau

October 31, 1947 - September 21, 2022

Shrewsbury - JoAnne T. Rondeau died peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester surrounded by family. She was 74 and died due to complications of ovarian cancer. JoAnne Therese Landry was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and raised in Dracut, a daughter of the late Josephat and Valeda B. (Morrissette) Landry. Brought up in a French-speaking household...
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John F. Raffo

February 12, 1929 - September 20, 2022

John F. Raffo passed away peacefully in his home in Weston on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, surrounded by family. He was 93. Born on February 12, 1929 in Turin, Province of Piedmont, Italy, he was a son of the late Carlo and Rina (Gianino) Raffo. John was raised in Italy and educated at the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno and Polytechnic University of Turin, where he graduated with a...
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Frank A. DeVellis

January 8, 1925 - September 18, 2022

Mr. Frank A. DeVellis, of Waltham, born in Cambridge and former longtime resident of Brighton, died Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was 97. Frank was born January 8, 1925 a son of Italian immigrants Salvatore and Josephine (Calegna) DeVellis. He was a graduate of Rindge Technical High School and at age 17, Frank enlisted and served with the Coast Guard during World War II. He spent two years on...
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Wesley G. Burge

August 9, 1941 - September 17, 2022

Mr. Wesley G. Burge, of Waltham, died at Presentation Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Brighton on Saturday, September 17, 2022. He was 81. Wesley was born on August 9, 1941 in Beverly, Massachusetts a son of the late William and Althea (Burgess) Burge. He grew up in New Hampshire and attended High School in Maine. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army. Sergeant...
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Cheryl A. (Nally) Wolfe

April 19, 1962 - September 16, 2022

Norfolk – Mrs. Cheryl A. (Nally) Wolfe, of Norfolk, died Friday, September 16, 2022 at her home. She was 60. Cheryl was born in Waltham on April 19, 1962, a daughter of the late William L. and Jessie D. (Woodland) Nally, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She had lived in Framingham before moving to Norfolk more than twenty years ago. Cheryl also spent many happy summers at the...
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Kristen Q. (Quimby) Menhall

September 5, 1970 - September 15, 2022

Shrewsbury - Kristen Menhall had the wonderful gift and blessing to engage others and stay genuinely connected to the many varied circles of friends she had in her fifty-two years. She adored and loved her family, and her happy place was in Narragansett, Rhode Island where she spent a lot of time on the beach, watching sunsets, and listening to the ocean waves. She enjoyed hosting friends and...
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Joseph P. Gandolfo, Jr.

February 19, 1934 - September 14, 2022

Joseph "Joe" Peter Gandolfo, Jr., lifelong resident of Waltham, and in his later years, Escondido, California and East Bridgewater, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was 88. Joe was born in Watertown on Feb 19, 1934, the Son of late Joseph P. Gandolfo, Sr. and late Marguerite (Barbato) Gandolfo. He was a...
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September 11, 2001

September 11, 2022

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

November 8, 1967 - September 9, 2022

Dawn Marie Hobson was born in Newton on November 8, 1967 a daughter of Rose Marie (Gilligan) Hobson and the late Albert W. 'Bob' Hobson. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate from Waltham High School with the class of 1985. She then earned her Bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1992 with a degree in journalism. She began work at Extech Instruments in Waltham where she met Jeffrey A....
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Carol (Nelson) Sukow

August 21, 1936 - September 7, 2022

Mrs. Carol (Nelson) Sukow, of Lexington, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, Massachusetts. She was 86. Carol was born on August 21, 1936 in Merrill, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Carl and Olga (Zoellner) Nelson. She was a graduate of Merrill High School, The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and Georgetown University in...
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Jane P. (Reinhardt) May

September 4, 2022

Shrewsbury - Jane May loved music and it was not restricted to her being an active member and voice of the choir at her much-loved Saint Anne's Parish. If Jane were alive today, she might explain that life is like music: some high notes, some low notes…but always a beautiful song! Jane also welcomed any and every opportunity throughout her years to return to the familiar parquet floors at the...
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Blanche (Budge) MacKenzie

August 8, 1922 - September 4, 2022

Blanche (Budge) MacKenzie, of Waltham, died Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 100. She was born on August 8, 1922 in Neil's Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Hardy) Budge. She was raised in Canada where she was educated and earned her certificate in teaching. Blanche married Donald R. MacKenzie on...
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Frederick R. Woodside

June 11, 1948 - September 2, 2022

Weston— Mr. Frederick "Fred" Roy Woodside of Weston, passed away unexpectedly on September 2nd, 2022. He was surrounded by his children and his wife. Frederick was born June 11, 1948 in Newton to Anne Woodside and the late Frederick Woodside. He and his family lived in Waltham where they owned Woodside's Service Station and later moved to Weston in 1958. Fred was a graduate of Weston High...
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Huaquing Su

September 11, 1941 - September 1, 2022

Huaqing Su passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2022 after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 80 years old. Huaqing was born on September 11, 1941 in Tianjin, China a daughter of the late Shuangan Su and Minzhu Chen. She attended University of Chinese Academy and Sciences in Beijing where she received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry. She also met the love of her life Jinfu...
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Linda A. (LeBlanc) Freda

March 5, 1944 - August 31, 2022

Waltham— Mrs. Linda A. (LeBlanc) Freda, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 78. Linda was born in Waltham on March 5, 1944, one of five daughters born to the late Henry and Mary (Williams) LeBlanc. She was a graduate of Waltham High School with the Class of 1962 and had worked as a secretary in Waltham and at the former Grover Cronin's on...
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Martha Jackson

August 1, 1927 - August 26, 2022

Ms. Martha Jackson of Bedford died Friday, August 26, 2022 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was 95. She was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1927. Always eager to invite visitors into her residence at the Edinburg Center, Martha always made guests feel welcome and at home. She was known for always checking in to see how others were doing, and loved her church...
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Philomena M. (Heaney) Coombs

May 31, 1943 - August 26, 2022

Dracut – Mrs. Philomena M. (Heaney) Coombs, of Dracut, formerly of Waltham, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Palm Center Nursing Home in Chelmsford in the arms of her loving family after bravely battling cancer. She was 79. Philomena was born in the small village of Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland, in 1943. She was the daughter of the late John and Barbara Heaney and was one of 14...
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Kathryn A. Kelly

February 13, 1957 - August 26, 2022

Ms. Kathryn A. Kelly of Alfred, Maine, formerly of Waltham died on May 2, 2022 at home in Alfred. She was 65. Ms. Kelly was born in Waltham on February 13, 1957, a daughter of the late Edward B. and Kathryn D. (Guthro) Kelly. Kathryn was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School in 1975. A graduate of Emerson College, she was a school teacher in Melrose, then in Waltham, where...
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John F. "Jack" Sullivan

August 24, 1936 - August 25, 2022

John Francis "Jack" Sullivan II passed away on August 25th after a long hard fought battle with Parkinson's Disease. A longtime resident of Waltham, MA. Jack leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Anne (formerly McIsaac), his sister Gertrude Sullivan also of Waltham and his six children - Mark (Maura) Sullivan of Wilmington, MA, Eileen Sullivan of Winter Garden, FL, Carole Birse of...
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Patricia A. Yarossi

December 3, 1935 - August 22, 2022

Waltham— Mrs. Patricia A. (Vitacca) Yarossi, of Waltham, died Monday, August 22, 2022 in the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. She was 86. Patricia was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 3, 1935, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Ann (Albino) Vitacca. She had worked as a laboratory technician at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York until her marriage to Richard A. Yarossi. The pair...
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Donald G. McInnis

November 6, 1938 - August 22, 2022

Donald George McInnis, 83, passed away on August 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Joan, of 60 years. Don and Joan were loving parents to their son, Donald Jr., who passed away at age eighteen. Don was employed by Boston College for approximately thirty-eight years and worked as the head of automotive maintenance. One cannot talk about Don without talking about Joan. They were an...
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Grace 'Marie' Snow

December 12, 1942 - August 21, 2022

Grace Marie (Biddy) Snow, of Waltham, died on August 21st 2022 at her home. She was 79. Marie was born on December 12, 1942, the daughter of Amos and Grace (Ezell) Biddy. Born and raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. Nothing brought Marie more happiness than spending time with her family; she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and her best friends were always...
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Anne L. (Dowdell) Biggins

January 26, 1938 - August 21, 2022

Waltham - ​Mrs. Anne L. (Dowdell) Biggins, died at home at the Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Stoneham on Sunday, August 21, 2022. She was 84. Born in Salem to Anna and Vincent Dowdell on January 26th, 1938, Anne was the youngest of eight, beloved baby sister to her three brothers and four sisters. In 1959, she married the love of her life, Edward A. Biggins, and together they raised...
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Yamil H. Kouri

October 4, 1937 - August 20, 2022

Dr. Yamil H. Kourí, M.D. of Waltham, formerly of Newton, died Saturday, August 20, 2022 at home after an illness. He was 84. Born on October 4, 1937 in Manzanillo, Cuba, he was the son of the late Emilio Harón and Gloria Pérez. He married Elena del Pino on December 20, 1959 in Havana, Cuba. They settled in Puerto Rico in 1979 before moving to Newton in 1985 and lastly, Waltham in 2000. ...
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John M. Connelly

June 10, 1938 - August 20, 2022

Framingham – Mr. John M. Connelly, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, August 20, 2022 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 84. John was born in Waltham on June 10, 1938, a son of the late John and Margaret (O'Connell) Connelly and was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. After that John served for four years with the United States Marine Corps. He...
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Christine (Gouley) LeBlanc

December 24, 1967 - August 20, 2022

The one thing for absolute certain in Christine LeBlanc's life is that her children, Lauren and John always came first. She loved them dearly and was an active part of their lives as they grew up in town, played sports and various school activities. An active mother in American Youth Football and the P.T.O. at Paton School where she served as president, she was always Lauren and John's biggest...
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Robert G. Kaplan

March 29, 1951 - August 18, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Robert G. Kaplan, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 18, 2022 at his home. He was 71. Bob was born in Boston on March 29, 1951, a son of the late Sydney S. and Ruth Sylvia (Jaffee) Kaplan, and had lived in Waltham for more than thirty years. Always one to keep fit, Bob enjoyed cycling near and far. He was a graduate of Newton South High School and the University of...
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Deborah G. (Senarian) Sullivan

June 28, 1950 - August 17, 2022

Maynard – Mrs. Deborah G. (Senarian) Sullivan, of Maynard, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was 72. Debbie was born in Waltham on June 28, 1950, a daughter of the late Senar and Elizabeth (Garabedian) Senarian. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and attended the Robert and Richard Hairdressing School where she learned how to become a talented...
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Christopher E. McKenna

December 5, 1961 - August 15, 2022

Marlborough – Mr. Christopher E. McKenna, of Marlborough, died Monday, August 15, 2022 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 60. Chris was born in Boston on December 5, 1961, the son of the late Edward L. and Evelyn M. (Codyer) McKenna. He lived in Marlborough and after graduating from high school he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served on active duty for seven...
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Elizabeth 'Betty' (Campbell) Malloy

November 12, 1925 - August 14, 2022

Elizabeth (Betty) Malloy, 96, of Decatur, GA, beloved wife, and mother went to her final resting place on Sunday, August 14, 2022 surrounded by her loving children at Emory Hospital Hospice Care. Born November 12, 1925, in Newton, MA, she was daughter to the late Joseph Aloysius Campbell and Eva Tyrrell Campbell and wife to the late Joseph (Joe) Whelan Malloy. Betty's life centered on her six...
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Irene F. (Jutras) Burke

August 31, 1920 - August 13, 2022

Mrs. Irene F. (Jutras) Burke, of Marshfield, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Duxbury. She was 101. Irene was born on August 31, 1920 in Billerica a daughter of the late Archie and Eva (Brunnell) Jutras. She was a graduate of Billerica High School with the class of 1936. She married Henry L. 'Honey' Burke on April 17, 1943....
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Rev. Gerard A. Demers, SM

April 13, 1931 - August 13, 2022

South Boston - Fr. Gerard "Gerry" A. Demers, SM, a priest member of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers and Brothers), died at Marian Manor, South Boston, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the age of 91. He was born on April 13, 1931, in Lawrence, to the late Joseph and Lucienne (Bazin) Demers. After attending Saint Anne's Parish School, he entered Maryvale Seminary in Bedford in 1946 and...
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Norman P. Collett

November 9, 1961 - August 12, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Norman P. Collett, of Waltham, died Friday, August 12, 2022 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 60. Norman was born in Waltham on November 9, 1961, a son of the late Paul and Helen (Hingey) Collett. He had lived in Sherborn, Natick and in Framingham for a number of years before returning to Waltham. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School and worked for years...
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Rosemary Ellen Campbell

January 27, 1936 - August 12, 2022

Rosemary Ellen Campbell, of Watertown, age 86, died Friday, August 12, 2022 at Brightview Arlington. Rosemary was born on January 27, 1936 in Waltham, the daughter of Neil J. and Teresa A. (Costigan) Campbell. Raised in Watertown she was a graduate of Watertown High School Class of 1953 and Bentley University Class of 1967. Rosemary began her career in banking at Union Market Bank and then...
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Lea (Arsenault) Giardina

April 19, 1929 - August 10, 2022

Lea Giardina believed one of the best medicines to maneuver through her ninety-three years was laughter. For all who knew her she was the consummate jokester and always had a riddle or two to share and her sense of humor is what endeared her to all of her family and friends. Lea Mary Arsenault was born April 19, 1929 in Waltham, a daughter of the late Alfred and Bella (Cormier) Arsenault. A...
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Janice M. (LeFort) Phillipo

July 29, 1955 - August 9, 2022

Worcester – Ms. Janice M. (LeFort) Phillipo, of Worcester, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. She was 67. Janice was born in Waltham on July 29, 1955, a daughter of the late Roderick and Mae (Rheaume) LeFort, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She had lived in the Worcester area for more than fifteen years and until her retirement worked as...
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Christopher A. Doyle

July 18, 1955 - August 9, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Christopher A. Doyle, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in his home. He was 67. Chris was born in Boston on July 18, 1955 to the late Arnold W. and Frances T. (Russell) Doyle. He lived in Belmont and in Watertown before moving with his family to Weston in 1967. He graduated from Weston High School and had been a Waltham resident for more than forty-five years. He...
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Angela V. (Vanstory) Ward

December 13, 1953 - August 8, 2022

Angela Vanstory was born December 13, 1953 in Statesville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late J. Henry and Marjorie (Campbell) Vanstory. She married New Bedford native William E. Ward on July 1, 1995 in Wellesley Hills Congregational Church. Longtime residents of Needham, they moved back to her native North Carolina, settling in Winston-Salem. Angela died Monday, August 8, 2022 at home...
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Thomas Robert 'Bob' Pickette

August 3, 1933 - August 8, 2022

** IMPORTANT UPDATE** UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR BOB'S SERVICES: Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road,...
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Anna L. (Riley) Paschal

July 31, 1947 - August 7, 2022

Waltham— Mrs. Anna L. (Riley) Paschal, of Waltham, died peacefully in the comfort of her home Sunday, August 7, 2022, one week after celebrating her 75th birthday. After five years and numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, Anna succumbed to her battle with metastatic lung cancer late Sunday evening surrounded by loved ones. Her braveness through her diagnosis was inspiring. A...
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Angela (Cerra) Parsons

January 9, 1963 - August 5, 2022

Angela Parsons loved hosting family and friends at her home, either in Newton or on the Cape in South Yarmouth. She was the consummate entertainer and made their homes a place where everyone would gather for simple dinners, fantastic parties, and holidays. She was a phenomenal cook. Her family knew that she would always have complete control over things because she poured her heart and soul...
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Mario J. Travers

February 9, 1971 - August 4, 2022

Waltham— Mr. Mario J. Travers, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 4, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family at 51. Mario was born in Cambridge on February 9, 1971, the beloved son of Paul and Carole (Censullo) Travers. A resident of Waltham since age eight, he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1989. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 from Framingham...
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Lillian (Clifford) Clancy

April 25, 1930 - July 29, 2022

Marlborough—Mrs. Lillian Clancy, of Marlborough, died Friday, July 29, 2022 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 92. Lillian was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 25, 1930 to the late John and Agnes (Henry) Clifford. She had worked as a manager at Xerox for many years until her retirement. She was the wife of the late Peter J. Clancy. Family and friends will honor and...
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Paul J. Kerns, Jr.

February 11, 1945 - July 29, 2022

Harwich – Mr. Paul J. Kerns, Jr., of Harwich, formerly of Waltham and Newton, died Friday, July 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 77. Paul was born in Brighton at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital on February 11, 1945, a son of the late Paul J. and Eileen (Fitzpatrick) Kerns. He was raised in Newton where he attended Sacred Heart High School. He then went on to earn his...
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Thomas M Harvey

July 28, 1951 - July 26, 2022

Conway, SC - Thomas M. Harvey was born July 28, 1951 in Worcester a son of the late Walter Joseph Harvey and Elizabeth Marguerite (Haynes) Harvey. He grew up in the Columbus Park neighborhood. Tom attended St. Peter's Central Catholic and later graduated from South High School. Upon graduation from South High he went to work for New England Telephone Company where he worked over 30 years,...
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Mary E. (Flood) Hennessey

May 27, 1938 - July 26, 2022

Hudson – Mrs. Mary E. (Flood) Hennessey, of Hudson, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 84. Mary was born in Boston on May 27, 1938, a daughter of Ireland natives, John and Elizabeth (Cafferty) Flood. She was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham. She married Frederick Hennessey on July 3,...
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Laurie A. (Mazzuchelli) Moran

September 20, 1972 - July 26, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Laurie A. (Mazzuchelli) Moran, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 49. Laurie was born in Milford on September 20, 1972, the daughter Richard Mazzuchelli and Patricia (Flynn) Mazzuchelli. Raised in Blackstone she was a graduate of Blackstone Valley Technical High School and the Community College of Rhode Island...
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Joanne Manzon

November 8, 1956 - July 23, 2022

Joanne lived most of her life in Waltham where she worked for Keltron Corporation as a Quality Control Inspector for many years amongst many friends. She attended Mass Bay Community College, graduating with an Associate's degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. In Joanne's second career, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and brought great compassion and joy to the older...
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Joseph P. Malloy

February 10, 1952 - July 21, 2022

Mr. Joseph P. Malloy, of Colebrook, New Hampshire, formerly of Watertown, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 21, 2022. He was 70. Joe was born in Waltham on February 10, 1952 a son of the late Neil B. and Rita (McAvoy) Malloy. Raised in Watertown he was a graduate of Watertown High School. A longtime resident he moved to New Hampshire in 2006. Joe worked as a computer technician for...
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David F. Serra

April 20, 1962 - July 21, 2022

Worcester - In Dave Serra's kitchen hangs a sign that reads 'Family is Everything'. And while he knew this all his life it proved most true over the last several months. Diagnosed with cancer which began in his gallbladder in October 2021 he gave every fiber of his being to fight the battle. With an unwillingness to surrender he also was realistic and began a journal in which he made just one...
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Anne K. (McDevitt) Fay

November 24, 1936 - July 19, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Anne K. (McDevitt) Fay, of Waltham, formerly of Brighton, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Advinia Care in Wilmington. She was 85. Anne was born in Cambridge on November 24, 1936, a daughter of Ireland natives, the late Charles and Margaret (Geoghegan) McDevitt. Raised in Brighton she was a 1954 graduate of Our Lady of the Presentation Academy. Anne married fellow Brighton...
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Angelo Cianci

February 3, 1934 - July 18, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Angelo Cianci, of Waltham, died Monday, July 18, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was 88. Born on February 3, 1934 in Castel Grande, Italy, Angelo was a son of the late Vincent and Carmella (DeSantis) Cianci. Raised in Italy he immigrated to the United States in 1963 settling in Waltham. He had worked as a machinist for many years until his retirement. ...
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Myrtle R. (Caruso) Garro

November 13, 1926 - July 18, 2022

Myrtle R. (Caruso ) Garro was born November 13, 1926 in Newton. She was one of six children born to the parents of the late Cassandra (Myers) and Antonio Caruso. Myrtle was preceded in death by Samuel, William (Willie), William (Gussie) Gwendolyn (Lynne Baldi), and Marjorie (Tyson) as well as grandson James W. Garro III. Myrtle married the late James W. Garro Sr. April 27, 1946. They lived...
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Joseph P. Deveaux

May 10, 1938 - July 18, 2022

Milford – Mr. Joseph P. Deveaux, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, July 18, 2022 in his home. He was 84 years old. Joe was born in the Bronx, New York, on May 10, 1938, a son of the late David and Sophie (Doucette) Deveaux. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1956. Joe was very active as a young man and had captained his high school...
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Susan G. Radovich

November 15, 1929 - July 17, 2022

Susan, Sue, Mom, Mama, Mrs R, and (her favorite name of all) Grammy Sue, left us to be with the love of her life and devoted husband of 64 years, Edward. Susan met Ed in the Boston University cafeteria after he invited her to play a game of cards. Ed and Sue were smitten with one another, leading to a romance and eventually marrying in June of 1957. Sue and Ed enjoyed being together, and...
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Julie R. Callahan

March 19, 1958 - July 14, 2022

Julie R. Callahan, of Worcester, formerly of Waltham died at home on Thursday, July 14, 2022 after a valiant battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 64. Julie was born on March 19, 1958 a daughter of the late Francis C. and Rita M. (Ehler) Callahan. Raised in Waltham she graduated from Our Lady's Academy and Waltham High School with the class of 1976. She earned her Bachelor's degree...
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Beverly E. (Lyons) Mullen

February 27, 1933 - July 13, 2022

Mrs. Beverly E. (Lyons) Mullen, of Onset, formerly of Waltham died at Artis Senior Living in Lexington on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. She was 89. Beverly was born on February 27, 1933 in Braintree a daughter of the late John P. and Marjorie (Withe) Lyons. A graduate of Braintree High School she married Richard A. Mullen while he was serving with the United States Air Force during the Korean War...
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John F. 'Jack' Hartnett

October 9, 1946 - July 13, 2022

Mr. John F. 'Jack' Hartnett of Waltham died Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in Lincoln. He was 75. Jack was born on October 9, 1946 in Malden a son of the late John F. and Loretta (Pietkiewicz) Hartnett. Raised in Arlington he graduated from Arlington High School. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Cambridge native...
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Gladys C. (LeBlanc) Boudreau

May 17, 1937 - July 11, 2022

Gladys C. (LeBlanc) Boudreau died at home on Monday, July 11, 2022 with her family gathered at her side. She was 85. Gladys was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, on May 17, 1937 to the late Eugene and Delphine (Richard) LeBlanc. She married Roland Boudreau on September 2, 1957 in Saint Thomas Church in Canada and the pair moved to Waltham in 1961 where they would raise their family. Gladys...
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Fiorentina (Gamba) Bertolami

March 19, 1937 - July 10, 2022

Mrs. Fiorentina Bertolami, of Natick, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was 85. Fiorentina was born in Torino, Italy on March 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Carlo and Rosa (Revelli) Gamba. Following her marriage to Michele Bertolami in 1959 the pair immigrated to the United States, settling in Waltham. Throughout her early...
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Doris M. (Daigle) LeBlanc

January 31, 1932 - July 10, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Doris M. (Daigle) LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 10, 2022 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 90 years old. Doris was born in Waltham on January 31, 1932, a daughter of the late Maxime and Yvonne (Vautour) Daigle. She was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and had for years assisted her husband, Joe, in the operation of his local...
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Lorette M. (Boudreau) Bourgeois

August 2, 1922 - July 8, 2022

Stoneham – Mrs. Lorette M. (Boudreau) Bourgeois, of Stoneham, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 8, 2022 in the Arnold House in Stoneham. She was 99 years old. Lorette was born in Belliveau Village, New Brunswick, Canada, on August 2, 1922. A daughter of the late Alyre and Agnes (LeBlanc) Boudreau, she was raised in New Brunswick and moved to the States in 1952, settling in Waltham. She...
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David J. Thambash

July 29, 1961 - July 7, 2022

Mr. David J. Thambash, of Sandwich, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, July 7, 2022. He was 60. David was born in Waltham on July 29, 1961, a son of the late John J. and Mildred J. (Sears) Thambash and was a graduate of Waltham High School. He worked for years as a heavy equipment operator for R.J. Cincotta Company and for Antico Excavating. David was an avid outdoorsman, a trait he...
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Greta L. (Gould) Welch

July 23, 1927 - July 7, 2022

Mrs. Greta L. (Gould) Welch, of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury and Waltham, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Traditions of Dedham. She was 94. Greta was born on July 23, 1927 in Belmont a daughter of the late Appleton and Bernadette (Hawkes) Gould. The death of her mother at a very young age she was lovingly raised by Charles and Cecelia (Hawkes) Hayes. She was a graduate of Mount Trinity...
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Gail E. Pennington

October 13, 1949 - July 6, 2022

Gail Pennington passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2022 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Gail was born on October 13, 1949 in San Diego, California. She was the daughter of the late Marjorie J. (Baker) and John S. Pennington. Raised in southern California by her mother, she graduated from El Cajon Valley High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of...
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Bolton S.M. "Bob" Wong

March 8, 1931 - July 5, 2022

Mr. Bolton S.M. "Bob" Wong, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Brooksby Villiage in Peabody. He was 91 years old, Bob was born in Boston on March 8, 1931, a son of the late Hop and Quan (Shee) Wong. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return home he worked for the Waltham Watch...
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Mary 'Janice' Filiere

July 2, 2022

Shrewsbury - With her devoted family gathered by her side, (Mary) Janice Filiere, passed to join her beloved husband Don of 55 years in heaven on Saturday, July 2, 2022. She was born December 20, 1937 in Waterbury, Connecticut., daughter of the late John 'Jack' and Rose (Fitzpatrick) Fruin. A graduate of Catholic High School, she earned her nursing degree (RN) from St. Mary's Hospital School...
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Jane F. Danielson

April 1, 1957 - July 1, 2022

Waltham – Ms. Jane F. Danielson, of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2022 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 65. Jane was born in Boston on April 1, 1957, the daughter of the late John G. and Constance E. (Abbott) Danielson. Raised in Waltham she was a 1975 graduate of Waltham High School. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by her daughter, the late Christina M....
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Denise M. Chiasson

July 24, 1955 - July 1, 2022

Waltham— Ms. Denise M. Chiasson, of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 66 years old. Denise was born in Waltham, on July 24, 1955, a daughter of the late Augustin and Rita (Bennett) Chiasson. She had moved to Hartford, Connecticut with her family during her high school years and returned to Waltham where she remained a lifelong resident. She had worked...
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Lauren H. (Lammi) Soto

November 24, 1985 - June 30, 2022

Leominster – Lauren H. (Lammi) Soto, of Leominster, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, 2022 in her home. She was 36 years old. Lauren was born in Fitchburg on November 24, 1985, a daughter of Paul R. Lammi, Jr. and Sharon M. (Berry) Lammi. Raised in Holden, she was a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School and obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from UOP...
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Richard P. Little

January 17, 1937 - June 23, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Richard P. Little, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 85. Dick was born in Boston on January 17, 1937, a son of the late Arthur and Ann (Norton) Little and was raised in Waltham. After graduating from Saint Charles High School he served with the United States Air Force. Following his discharge from the service Dick took a job...
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Paul F. David

December 15, 1954 - June 18, 2022

Salem, NH – Mr. Paul F. David, of Salem, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 in his home. He was 67 years old. Paul was born in Boston on December 15, 1954, the son of the late Francis David and Eva (Landry) (David) McCumiskey. Raised in Waltham he was a 1973 graduate of Waltham High Vocational School. Paul and his family were longtime members of Saint Joseph's...
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Walter A. Jensen

October 19, 1942 - June 17, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Walter A. Jensen, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home. He was 79. Walter was born in Boston on October 19, 1942, a son of the late Walter L. and Nancy (Guardabasso) Jensen, and was raised in Watertown. After graduating from Watertown High he served for four years with the United States Marine Corps. He lived in Watertown before moving to...
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Robert E. "Bob" Var

July 20, 1931 - June 14, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Robert E. Var, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in his home. He was 90 years old. Bob was born in New York City on July 20, 1931 to the late Paul and Fay (Goss) Var. Raised in Long Island, he lived in Minnesota and California before settling in Waltham in 1967. He attended Berlin High School in Cherry Plain, New York and enlisted in the United States Air Force upon...
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Murdock J. 'Bud' MacKenzie, Jr.

November 26, 1928 - June 13, 2022

Mr. Murdock J. 'Bud' MacKenzie, Jr., of Framingham, died Monday, June 13, 2022 at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 93. Bud was born in Waltham on November 26, 1928, a son of the late Murdock J., Sr. and Bessie Mae (Berry) MacKenzie. After graduating from Waltham High School he joined the Merchant Marines and then transferred to the United States Marine Corps where he served during...
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Joan A. (Gibson) Hughes

April 27, 1937 - June 11, 2022

Joan Hughes lived her life in the very traditional ways many of us remember. Her home on Morrison Road in Watertown was always busy but meticulous. She stayed at home to raise her six children and enjoyed the constant busy pace of tending to all the kid's activities. She made certain that dinners were prepared, and grace was said at the table each night and on birthdays and other occasions she...
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Elizabeth A. (Greeley) Carberry

September 14, 1931 - June 10, 2022

Elizabeth A. 'Betty' (Greeley) Carberry, of Harwich, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, June 10, 2022. She was 90. She was born on September 14, 1931, in Newton, daughter of the late Joseph and Helena (Cavanaugh) Greeley. Raised in Newton she was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton. She married John H. 'Jack' Carberry in Our Lady Help of Christians Church in August 1957. They lived...
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Kenneth D. Freda

August 8, 1943 - June 10, 2022

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth D. Freda died Friday, June 10, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after an illness. He was 78. Kenneth was born on August 8, 1943 in Chelsea, son of the late Charles and Ethel (Stride) Freda. He was a graduate with the class of 1961 from East Boston High School. Ken served with the Army National Guard Reserves. He married Waltham native Linda A. LeBlanc on August 26,...
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Dorothy H. (Trumble) Ormasa

December 2, 1923 - June 7, 2022

Mrs. Dorothy H. (Trumble) Ormasa, of San Francisco, California, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in CPMC Van Ness Campus in San Francisco. She was 98. Born in Watertown on December 2, 1923 she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Winters) Trumble. Wife of 71 years to the late John Ormasa she lived most of her life in Tustin, California before moving to San Francisco. ...
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Linda Micklay

May 23, 1947 - June 5, 2022

Ms. Linda Micklay, of Waltham died Sunday, June 5, 2022 in her home. She was 75 years old. Linda was born in Newton on May 23, 1947 and was raised in Watertown. She was a 1965 graduate of Watertown High School where she was a member of the band and was one of the first female members of the school's rifle team. She was a registered nurse and had worked for years for Beth Israel Lahey at...
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Robert P. MacNeill

August 2, 1934 - June 5, 2022

Robert P. MacNeill, of Brockton, died on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at his home. He was 87. Bob was born on August 2, 1934 the son of Winfield and Margaret (Walsh) MacNeill. He was raised in Waltham, graduated from Waltham High School and married Sharon A. Walker in Waltham in 1972. Bob and Sharon lived in Waltham for the next four years before moving to Brockton where they raised their family and...
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John F. "Jack" Kennedy

May 3, 1941 - June 3, 2022

John F. "Jack" Kennedy of Watertown, formerly of Belmont and Waltham, lost his decade long battle with Alzheimer's disease surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. He was 80. Mr. Kennedy was born in Boston on May 3, 1941, a son of the late Robert and Catherine (Hurley) Kennedy. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from...
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Jane C. Olivo

July 19, 1926 - June 1, 2022

Jane C. Olivo (ne Ferrier) died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 1, 2022. Jane was the loving daughter of Winifred and George Ferrier and wife of Sebastian W. Olivo (d. 2011). She is survived by 9 of her 11 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jane loved learning and was an avid reader and enjoyed travelling. She was a devout Roman Catholic and lived her...
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Barbara J. (Maher) Walsh

July 17, 1947 - June 1, 2022

Walpole - Barbara J. (Maher) Walsh, formerly of Newton, died Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 74. Barbara was born on July 17, 1947 in Waltham a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Martin) Maher. Raised in Watertown she was a graduate of Watertown High School. Barbara was married to Edmund J. Walsh until his death on August 4, 2010....
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Esther L. (Teehan) McGinness

May 1, 1936 - May 30, 2022

Waltham – Mrs. Esther L. (Teehan) McGinness, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown and Cambridge, died Monday, May 30, 2022 at her home. She was 86. Esther was born in Cambridge on May 1, 1936, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Driscoll) Teehan, and lived in Watertown for thirty-six years before moving to Waltham in 2002. She was a 1954 graduate of Archbishop Cushing High School in...
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Robert J. O'Brien

September 5, 1931 - May 30, 2022

Belmont - Robert J. O'Brien, of Belmont, died Monday, Memorial Day, May 30, 2022. He was ninety. Bob was born on Sept. 5, 1931, in Boston. He was the son of the late Robert F. and Margaret (Carey) O'Brien. He was raised in Arlington and graduated from Matignon High School as part of the class of 1950 and from Boston College in 1954 as part of the ROTC program. Thereafter, Bob honorably served...
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Rosy A. (Niemann) Hebert

February 21, 1928 - May 30, 2022

Mrs. Rosy A. (Niemann) Hebert, of Waltham, died Monday, May 30, 2022 in Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley. She was 94. Rosy was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1928, a son of the late Henry and Johanna (Moller) Niemann. Her parents and brother Henry, had just immigrated from Hamburg, Germany 4 years earlier, in 1924. She was raised in Lancaster but when she was 17 the...
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Memorial Day 2022

May 30, 2022

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

May 5, 1927 - May 29, 2022

Tony Scafidi had a long…and good life. At age 95 he was driving up until a month ago and worked out in his gym religiously until age 92. He was a much loved fixture as friend, neighbor, helper on Rosemary Lane in Centerville where he made his home since 1996. He was blessed twice with the love of Mary 'Claire' (Boyd) Scafidi and later Mabel (Cunning) Scafidi, both of whom predeceased him....
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John D. Rudek

May 15, 1942 - May 28, 2022

West Newton— Mr. John D. Rudek, of West Newton, died in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on May 28, 2022. He was 80 years old. John was born in Chicopee on May 15, 1942, the son of the late John W. and Claire (Millette) Rudek. He was a graduate of Chicopee High School and he continued his studies at the Boston School of Mechanical Dentistry. He had owned and operated J.D. Rudek Dental...
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Joan M. (Ford) Horigan

June 28, 1941 - May 28, 2022

Mrs. Joan M. Horigan of Brockton died peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022. She was 80. Mrs. Horigan was born in Boston on June 28, 1941 and is the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Shea) Ford. Joan is the wife of the late George T. Horigan Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen H. Alarie (Kevin) of Waltham, Kristine A. Horigan of Brookline and Elizabeth A. Powers (Stephen) of...
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Mary S. (Rego) LePage

January 31, 1936 - May 27, 2022

Mrs. Mary A. (Rego) LePage, of Weston, formerly of Melrose, died Friday, May 27, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital at the age of 86. She was the devoted wife of the late Ralph T. LePage, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Tracey A. Lembo and her husband Anthony of Weston and cherished grandmother of Cara and Joseph Lembo. She was predeceased by her beloved...
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Jean A. (Hays) Wilson

July 21, 1928 - May 26, 2022

Mrs. Jean A. (Hays) Wilson, lovingly known as "Mima" to many, lifelong resident of Waltham, passed away peacefully on May 26th 2022, surrounded by her family. She was 93. She was born July 21, 1928 in Waltham to Josiah Edward "Ed" and Helen (Savage) Hays. She, along with her sister Nancy, attended the Academy of Assumption boarding school for much of her childhood. It was here that she...
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Robert M. "Red" Pollock

March 28, 1936 - May 26, 2022

Framingham – Mr. Robert M. "Red" Pollock, of Framingham, died Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his home. He was 86. Red was born in Worcester on March 28, 1936, a son of the late Robert and Leonie (Bertrand) Pollock, and was raised in Weston. He was a graduate of Weston High School and Boston College. He later earned a Master's degree in Education from B.C. As a young man he went into business...
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Lois A. (Ambrose) Romanowski

July 20, 1941 - May 26, 2022

Waltham— Mrs. Lois A. (Ambrose) Romanowski, of Waltham, died on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 80 years old. Lois was born at the Teresian Hospital in Waltham on July 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Reilly) Ambrose. Raised in Watertown, she was a 1959 graduate of Saint Patrick's High School and the same year earned the title "Miss Watertown"....
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Joan Stagliano

February 9, 1945 - May 24, 2022

Ms. Joan Stagliano, of Waltham, passed away at the age of 77 on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 after a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses. She was born in Cambridge and later moved to Waltham with her family as a young adult. To close friends and family, she was fondly known as Joanie. Always willing to lend a hand or give a shoulder to lean on, Joanie was there for whoever needed it,...
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Michael J. 'Jim' Chagnon

January 2, 1928 - May 22, 2022

Mr. Michael J. Chagnon Sr. died on May 22, 2022 of natural causes. He was 94. Known lovingly by family and friends as 'Jim' because of his sunny disposition, Michael Joseph Chagnon was born January 2, 1928 one of seven sons to the late Arthur H. and Margaret Mary (Norton) Chagnon. Raised in Waltham he graduated from Waltham High School and later from Burdett Business College. He served in...
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Robert E. Withrow

May 15, 1927 - May 22, 2022

Maynard - Mr. Robert E. Withrow, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 95. Bob was born on May 15, 1927 in Malden, son of the late Charles A. and Margaret (Gardner) Withrow. Raised in Waltham he attended Waltham High School where he played on its hockey team. He married Rita R. Cormier on January 18, 1953 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church. Bob...
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