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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

Donald F. Anderson, Jr.

June 19, 1954 - April 29, 2016

Wilmington - Don Anderson found peace and life's eternal rest on Friday, April 29, 2016 while at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. He was 61. Donald F. Anderson, Jr. was born June 19, 1954 in Somerville, a son of the late Donald F. and Adelaide (DiGrazia) Anderson. He graduated with the class of 1972 from Somerville High School and after that served with the United States Navy during the...
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William S. LeBlanc

August 27, 1936 - April 28, 2016

Warren - Mr. William S. LeBlanc, formerly of Waltham, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Harrington Hospital in Southbridge. He was 79. William Simon LeBlanc was born August 27, 1936 in East Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada a son of the late William Fidele (aka Willie a Monet) LeBlanc and Cecile Ida (Doucet) LeBlanc. Raised and educated in East Magaree he graduated high school and...
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Joan M. Sheridan

August 23, 1932 - April 27, 2016

Waltham – "School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside." One sentence captures the frame of reference that Joan Sheridan took to work with her every day. For more than thirty years she handed over her very best effort to help kids in Waltham get a leg up on life. Her teaching career began with a short stint in Boston before coming to Waltham in 1970 where she landed at...
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Daniel P. Guerin

December 6, 1964 - April 26, 2016

Waltham - Mr. Daniel P. Guerin of Waltham died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in his home. He was 51. Mr. Guerin was born on December 6, 1964, a son of William H. and Yvonne C. (LeBlanc) Guerin of Waltham. Dan was a lifelong Waltham resident and graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. Dan was a general contractor who enjoyed playing guitar and watching all of the Boston sports, especially the...
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Michael K. Lee

September 22, 1979 - April 25, 2016

North Billerica - Mr. Michael K. Lee, of North Billerica, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home. He was 36. Michael was born in Seoul, South Korea on September 22, 1979, a son of Ok Hui Cho Lee of North Billerica and the late Seung Yun Lee. He was a 1998 graduate of Reading Memorial High School. Michael spent most of his life in Reading until recently when he moved to North Billerica. He...
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Anna M. (Henry) Baillio

September 26, 1921 - April 23, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Anna M. (Henry) Baillio, of Waltham, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 94. Anna was born in Cambridge on September 26, 1921, the oldest of nine children born to the late Joseph and Martha Henry. She was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament High School. A Waltham resident for more than sixty-five years she was...
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Arthur T. Silk

March 7, 1929 - April 22, 2016

Watertown – Mr. Arthur T. Silk, of Watertown, formerly of Dennis and Waltham, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at his home. He was 87. Arthur was born in Boston, a son of the late Arthur and Mary (Mullen) Silk and was raised in West Roxbury. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1947 and from Boston College in 1951. Two years later he earned a master's degree from Harvard Business School. ...
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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Hayes

May 1, 1929 - April 21, 2016

Waltham – Miss Elizabeth M. "Betty" Hayes, of Waltham, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 in her home. She was 86. Betty was born in Boston on May 1, 1929, a daughter of the late Patrick and Gertrude (Tate) Hayes. She was raised in Cambridge where she graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. She had lived in Watertown and Somerville before moving to Waltham over forty years ago. ...
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William H. Muldoon

January 27, 1918 - April 19, 2016

Port Charlotte, Fla. – Mr. William H. Muldoon, of Port Charlotte, formerly of Waltham and Nashua, New Hampshire, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. He was 98. Born in Brighton, the son of the late William H. and Ethel (Merrill) Muldoon, and a 1936 graduate of Boston Latin School, he was a life-time learner – an avid reader and traveler. Mr....
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Daniel J. Hylander

May 2, 1961 - April 18, 2016

Framingham – Mr. Daniel J. Hylander, of Framingham, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 54. Dan was born in Boston on May 2, 1961, one of eight beloved sons of the late Leonard R. and D. Carolyn (Brayne) Hylander. He was raised and educated in Waltham where he lived for most of his life before moving to Framingham. He had been an outreach worker...
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Barbara Jean Gallagher

September 4, 1962 - April 18, 2016

Waltham – Miss Barbara Jean Gallagher, of Waltham, died on Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 53. Barbara was born in Boston on September 4, 1962 to Gerald "Jerry" and Martha A. (Meade) Gallagher, of Waltham. She was raised in Waltham was a graduate of Waltham High School. Barbara lived in Malden for many years and had been a resident of...
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Sandra J. (Luskin) Fitzgerald

March 15, 1970 - April 16, 2016

Waltham – It's been said that "a smile is the shortest distance between two hearts" . . . and if that's true then Sandra Fitzgerald was close to a lot of hearts. Possessed of the sweetest smile and beautiful blue eyes she made family feel special and strangers feel welcome. To her husband and soulmate of twenty-seven years, Rob, she was his world . . . strength in times of uncertainty . . ....
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Harris Childs

June 14, 1939 - April 14, 2016

Mr. Harris L. Childs, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was 76. Harris was born June 14, 1939 in Waltham a son of the late Arthur and Eleanor Childs. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1957. He married Georgianna 'Georgi' Druzba on August 10, 1963 in the Unitarian Universalist Church. His career in...
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Domenic A. Pacitti

August 21, 1920 - April 14, 2016

Waltham – Domenic A. Pacitti of Waltham died in his sleep on April 14, 2016. Like his own mother, he lived to the incredible age of 95 years old. Domenic was born August 21, 1920 in the small agrarian town of Villa Latina in Italy. His parents were Maria Civita Franchi and Michael Pacitti. He was the oldest of his siblings who included Nancy, Rosa, Benedetta, and Anthony, and they all...
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Frederick Brasco

April 24, 1926 - April 12, 2016

Weston – Mr. Frederick Brasco, World War II veteran, community leader and floral industry executive, died at his home in Weston on April 12, 2016. Mr. Brasco was born on April 24, 1926, the son of Leo and Marguerite Brasco of Newton. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943 and served in Greenland during World War II. Immediately after the war, Mr. Brasco returned to Newton...
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John N. Henesy

August 20, 1933 - April 12, 2016

Boston - Mr. John N. Henesy, of Boston, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. He was 82. John was born August 20, 1933 in Waltham, a son of the late Charles F. and Mary G. (MacDonald) Henesy. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School and Boston College. He lived most of his life in Boston. During the Korean War, John was a...
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Henry A. Cretella

September 2, 1926 - April 11, 2016

Lincoln – Captain Henry A. Cretella, USCG (Ret.), of Lincoln, died Monday, April 11, 2016 in Emerson Hospital, Concord. He was 89. Henry was born on September 2, 1926 in Methuen to the late Lewis and Catherine (Toscano) Cretella. His father emigrated to the United States from Naples, Italy and his mother was a US citizen whose family emigrated from Sicily. Henry was a graduate of Lawrence...
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Herbert H. Johnson

February 21, 1925 - April 9, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Herbert H. Johnson, of Waltham, and Woodbury, Vermont died Saturday, April 9, 2016 in his home. He was 91. Herb was born on February 21, 1925 in Montpelier, Vermont, a son of the late Elmer Herbert and Winona Mae (Griffith) Johnson. He attended schools in Barre, Vermont. During World War II he served in the Pacific with the United States Marine Corps and participated in the...
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Rosemary T. (Thomas) Scott

January 14, 1931 - April 9, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Rosemary T. (Thomas) Scott, of Waltham, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Epoch of Weston. She was 85. Rosemary was born in Boston of January 14, 1931, a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Ryan) Thomas. She was raised in Dorchester where she graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School. She had lived for many years in Watertown before moving to Waltham six years ago. ...
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Edward G. Petitpas

November 16, 1953 - April 8, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Edward G. Petitpas, of Waltham, died Friday, April 8, 2016 in Boston Medical Center. He was 62. Ed was born in Rexton, New Brunswick on November 16, 1953, a son of Alice (Gauvin) Petitpas of Moncton, New Brunswick and the late Norman Petipas. He moved to the States in 1969 where he became a valued and loyal employee of Martin's Waltham Spring Company for forty-two years. ...
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Arthur William "Bill" Suplit

July 9, 1935 - April 7, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Arthur William "Bill" Suplit, of Waltham, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 after experiencing complications from a stroke he suffered in 2001. Bill was born on July 9, 1935 in Waltham and spent his entire life working and serving the city of Waltham. He was a lifelong learner, graduating in 1953 from Waltham High, 1958 from Northeastern University with a BS degree and...
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Joseph A. Rando, Sr.

May 10, 1920 - April 6, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Joseph A. Rando, Sr., of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 95. Joe was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 10, 1920, a son of the late John and Rose (Cafarella) Rando and moved with his family to Waltham as an infant. He was a 1937 graduate of Saint Mary's High School. He joined the United States Army in January, 1941 and was among...
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James R. Murphy, Jr.

July 21, 1933 - April 5, 2016

Rockledge, Fla. – Mr. James R. Murphy, Jr., of Rockledge, Florida and Fairhaven, formerly of Waltham, entered into rest on April 5, 2016. He was 82. Jim was born in Waltham on July 21, 1933, a son of the late James "Ray" and Irene Murphy and had lived in Waltham for most of his life. He was a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Boston College School of Management. He...
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Lawrence J. "Larry" LeBlanc

January 21, 1960 - April 4, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Lawrence J. "Larry" LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Monday, April 4, 2016 in his home. He was 56. Larry was born in Waltham on January 21, 1960, a son of Paul E. and Lorraine M. (Tolan) LeBlanc of Waltham. A lifelong Waltham resident, he was a parishioner of Saint Jude Church in Waltham and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 156 in Waltham. In addition to his...
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Barbara J. (Brown) Loughlin

February 1, 1931 - April 3, 2016

Hyannis - Mrs. Barbara J. (Brown) Loughlin, of Hyannis, formerly of Watertown and Waltham, died Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Cape Cod Hospital. She was 85. Barbara was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, on February 1, 1931, a daughter of the late Eugene and Kathleen (Spicer) Brown. She was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. She moved to Waltham in 1962 and had lived...
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Bernice K. (Kelley) Martin

March 6, 1931 - April 3, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Bernice K. (Kelley) Martin, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 85. Bernice was born in Boston on March 6, 1931, a daughter of the late Bernard and Honora K. (Cullen) Kelley. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Mission High School and Boston Clerical School. She married William R. Martin, Jr. in...
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Anthony F. Piantedosi

June 26, 1922 - April 2, 2016

Framingham – Mr. Anthony F. Piantedosi, of Framingham, formerly of Watertown died Saturday, April 2, 2016 in his home. He was 93. Anthony was born in Watertown on June 26, 1922, a son of the late Angelo and Elizabeth (Capone) Piantedosi, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Framingham five years ago. After his graduation from Watertown High School he worked as a truck driver...
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William E. Timmins, Sr.

December 19, 1929 - April 1, 2016

Waltham – Mr. William E. Timmins, Sr., of Waltham, formerly of Allston, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 86. Bill was born in Boston on December 19, 1929, a son of the late Thomas, Sr. and Lucy (Kane) Timmons. He was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Brighton High School. For a number of years he served with the United States Army...
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Donald F. Cavicchi, Sr.

March 4, 1926 - March 27, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Cavicchi, Sr., of Waltham, died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 in his home. He was 90. Don was born in Boston on March 4, 1926, a son of the late Paul and Margaret (Sullivan) Cavicchi and was raised in Brighton. After graduating from Brighton High School in 1944 he joined the United States Navy where he served aboard USS Higbee DD 806, a radar picket destroyer that...
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Rachel M. Barry

February 24, 1925 - March 24, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Rachel M. (Sorrentino) Barry, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Waltham Crossings. She was 91. Rachel was born in Arlington on February 24, 1925, a daughter of the late Alphonso and Mildred (Ragozzino) Sorrentino and was a graduate of Arlington High School. Following her 1958 marriage to Donald J. Barry the couple moved to Waltham where they have been residents...
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Paul D. Sheahan

October 26, 1935 - March 22, 2016

Englewood, Fla. – Mr. Paul D. Sheahan of Englewood, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in the Port Charlotte Hospice House. He was 80. Paul was born in Cambridge on October 26, 1935, a son of the late Thomas and Irene (Walsh) Sheahan and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. During the Korean War he served with the United States Coast Guard. In 1968 he...
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George J. Richard

October 2, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Waltham – George Richard was born in New York City just when the Depression was really starting to do its damage on the jobs front. President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps was still a couple of years away and many families like George's had a decision to make. When he was an infant the clan moved home to Sackville, New Brunswick, a little town near the New Brunswick and Nova...
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William D. Riley, Jr.

March 20, 2016

William D. Riley Jr., of Waltham, died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Ma. He was born in Lowell, a son of the late William D. and Sheila Joyce (Conlon) Riley. Raised and educated in Lowell, he was a graduate of Keith Academy. He attended Boston College and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master degree's from University of Massachusetts in Boston. He...
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Irene M. (LaCroix) Chevrette

October 4, 1925 - March 19, 2016

Needham – Mrs. Irene M. (LaCroix) Chevrette, of Needham, formerly of Waltham and Watertown, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 90. Irene was born in Newton on October 4, 1925, the youngest of six children born to the late Hosanna N. and Louise A. (Bedard) LaCroix. She was a 1944 graduate of Newton High School and after that went to work...
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Rene J. Hebert

August 22, 1935 - March 18, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Rene J. Hebert, of Waltham, died Friday, March 18, 2016 in his home. He was 80. Rene was born in St. Charles, New Brunswick, on August 22, 1935, a son of the late Amedie and Victorine (Gray) Hebert. As a young man he worked as a lumberjack in Ontario and moved to Waltham in 1964. A year later, on August 14, 1965 Rene married Andrea H. Cormier at St. Jean Baptiste Church in...
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Rose M. Palombo

June 3, 1924 - March 16, 2016

Mrs. Rose M. (Casella) Palombo, a Waltham native, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Care One at Lexington. She was 91. Rose was born June 3, 1924 in Waltham a daughter of Italian immigrants Luigi and Carmella (Repisardi) Casella. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School. She was married to the late Francis 'Frank' Palombo who died in 1996. The couple lived in...
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Charlotte A. Cooper

January 4, 1942 - March 15, 2016

Burlington – Charlotte A. (Cremin) Cooper, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. She was 74. A Waltham native she was born January 4, 1942 a daughter of the late Edward J. and Mary 'Louise' (Leger) Cremin. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School with the class of 1959. She married Charles W. Cooper and his...
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James J. Monaghan

February 12, 1934 - March 15, 2016

Waltham – Mr. James J. Monaghan died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his Waltham home. He was 82. Jim was born in Waltham on February 12, 1934, a son of the late John and Agnes (Tully) Monaghan, and had been a lifelong resident. After high school he served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Until his retirement he worked as a transportation manager for over forty years...
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Mary A. (Murphy) Mirabito

October 26, 1921 - March 14, 2016

Auburndale – Mrs. Mary A. (Murphy) Mirabito, of Auburndale, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home. She was 94. Mary was born in Newton on October 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Quinn) Murphy and was a graduate of Newton High School. On April 7, 1947 she married the love of her life, Waltham native Anthony D. Mirabito, in Corpus Christi Church, Auburndale. Mary and...
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Ling Ling Zhang

March 10, 1929 - March 13, 2016

Waltham – Ms. Ling Ling Zhang, of Waltham, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Care One at Brookline. She was 87. Ling Ling was born on March 10, 1929 in Suzhou, a city in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, and immigrated to the United States thirty years ago. She was a physician who specialized in radiology. She enjoyed gardening and found great peace in her Buddhist faith. She also enjoyed...
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Diane M. (Bisson) Robbins

October 8, 1944 - March 10, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Diane M. (Bisson) Robbins, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 in her home. She was 71. Diane was born in Waltham on October 8, 1944, a daughter of the late Edward J., Sr. and Grace P. (Lemon) Bisson. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Diane had lived in Belmont before returning to Waltham several years ago. She was a longtime member of Al-Anon and before...
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John Giuliano

April 13, 1956 - March 8, 2016

Lynn – Mr. John Giuliano, of Lynn, formerly of Waltham died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 59. John was born in Waltham on April 13, 1956, a son of the late Carmelo and Vincenza (DiGiorgio) Giuliano. He was a graduate of Waltham High School. He took up a career in computers and for more than twenty years worked as a software developer. Before...
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Gilda D. (Branco) Gaipo

August 13, 1921 - March 7, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Gilda D. (Branco) Gaipo, of Waltham, died at home on Monday, March 7, 2016. She was 94. Gilda was born August 13, 1921 in Somerville, a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Pacheco) Branco. She had been a resident of Waltham since her marriage to James J. Gaipo who died July 5, 2004. In addition to her husband, James, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rose Pimental and...
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Edie U. (Neugebauer) James

December 28, 1922 - March 5, 2016

Sudbury – Mrs. Edeltraud U. 'Edie' (Neugebauer) James, of Sudbury, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at her home. She was 93. Edie was born on December 28, 1922 in Weisbaden, Germany, the only child of the late Felix and Emma (Jaworski) Neugebauer. Raised and educated in Germany she immigrated to the United States in 1958 settling in Waltham where she lived until 2003...
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William R. Trimble, Jr.

June 29, 1926 - March 4, 2016

Waltham – Mr. William R. "Bill" Trimble, Jr., of Waltham, died Friday, March 4, 2016 at Care One in Lexington. He was 89. Bill was born on June 29, 1926 in Flushing, Queens, New York, a son of the late William R., Sr. and Agnes D. (Kelly) Trimble. Raised in West Medford he later moved to Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School. During World War II he served with the...
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Arline M. (Maloney) Farago

May 8, 1927 - March 3, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Arline M. (Maloney) Farago, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 in the Watertown Health Center. She was 88. Arline was born in Newton on May 8, 1927, a daughter of the late Wallace and Lillian (Flagg) Maloney. She spent most of her life in Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School. In 1956 she married Watertown native Anthony N. "Tony" Farago and the couple moved...
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Eleanor P. (Desmond) Miele

September 11, 1958 - March 1, 2016

Watertown – "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." ― Flavia Weedn. Eleanor Miele was the kind of a woman who left footprints on your heart. Warm, loving, kind and generous are all good words to describe her. Eleanor used her skilled hands, the depth and breadth of her knowledge about lots...
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Barbara J. (Gosselin) Collins

April 9, 1931 - February 27, 2016

Framingham – Mrs. Barbara J. (Gosselin) Collins, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Avita of Needham. She was 84. Barbara was born in Waltham on April 9, 1931, a daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Murphy) Gosselin. In 1954 she married Waltham native Philip W. Collins and the couple made Waltham their home before moving to Framingham in 1963. The...
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Anna M. (Porcaro) DeMarco

May 10, 1929 - February 27, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Anna M. (Porcaro) DeMarco, of Waltham, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale. She was 86. Anna was born in Englewood, New Jersey on May 10, 1929, the second oldest of thirteen children born to the late Aniello and Mary (Gaglione) Porcaro. She moved to Watertown with her family as a child. On May 28, 1950 she married Watertown...
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Marilyn R. (Morrissey) Heiser

December 2, 1932 - February 23, 2016

Mrs. Marilyn R. (Morrissey) Heiser of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island. She was 83. Marilyn was born in Waltham on December 2, 1932, a daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret (Cloherty) Morrissey. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. Until her retirement she worked as a manager at the Bay Bank Data...
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Norma F. (Smith) Nix

December 19, 1929 - February 22, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Norma F. (Smith) Nix, of Waltham, died Monday, February 22, 2016 in her home. She was 86. Norma was born in Quincy on December 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Norman F. and Florence J. (MacPhee) Smith and was raised and educated in Dorchester. After her marriage to her late husband, retired Waltham Firefighter Oscar E. Nix, she moved to Waltham where she and Oscar raised...
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Anna M. (Walter) Faulstich

December 25, 1921 - February 21, 2016

West Newton – Mrs. Anna M. (Walter) Faulstich, of West Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, February 21, 2016. She was 94. Anna was born in Dorchester on December 25, 1921, the daughter of the late August and Emma (Reiniger) Walter. Her family lived for a time in Medford before moving to Watertown where she was educated. She was the valedictorian of Watertown High's Class of 1938. ...
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Arthur D. DiCicco

August 1, 1942 - February 18, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Arthur D. DiCicco, of Waltham, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 in the Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lexington. He was 73. He was born in Waltham on August 1, 1942, a son of the late William J. and Elizabeth A. (Gill) DiCicco. Arthur worked for many years for the City of Waltham and during the Vietnam War he served with the United States Army. He leaves...
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Mary E. (Welch) McMillen

December 27, 1921 - February 10, 2016

Newton – Mrs. Mary E. (Welch) McMillen, of Newton, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 94. Mary was born in Brighton on December 27, 1921, a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Mary (Herlihy) Welch. She lived most of her life in Newton and was a graduate of Our Lady's High School. Until her retirement she worked as office administrator at Regis College...
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Veronica T. Kramer

September 2, 1933 - February 7, 2016

Waltham – "Long after we are too big to carry in her arms, a mother carries us in her heart." And in her heart is where Veronica Kramer carried the hopes, dreams, ups and downs of the lives of her children and grandchildren for whom she reserved large doses of love, prayers, and affection. In October, 1960 she married Dorchester native William J. Kramer and the pair soon moved into a...
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Joseph J. Casalinova

April 9, 1923 - February 4, 2016

Mr. Joseph J. Casalinova of Waltham died Thursday, February 4, 2016 in the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Casalinova was born in Boston on April 9, 1923, a son of the late Rosario and Mary (Corbett) Casalinova. Joseph was a mechanic for the United Truck Lease Company for over thirty years. During World War Two, he served in the Merchant Marines. Joseph was the husband of the late...
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Armando A. Iodice

July 5, 1919 - February 3, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Armando A. Iodice, of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 96. Armando was born in Watertown of July 5, 1919, a son of the late Alfonso and Maria (Polignone) Iodice, and was a graduate of Watertown High School. A Waltham resident for more than sixty years he worked for the Raytheon Company until his...
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Stephen R. Thomas

October 14, 1953 - February 2, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Stephen R. Thomas, of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 62. Stephen was born in Boston on October 14, 1953, a son of the late Leo J. and Patricia A. (Kelleher) Thomas. He was raised in Newton and worked as a machinist for the Parker Hannifin Company in Ayer. Stephen was also a longtime parishioner of Saint Jude Church in Waltham. ...
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Peter F. Sauer

July 1, 1955 - February 2, 2016

Waltham – Asked how he wanted to be remembered, Peter Sauer said to tell people that he ate well and drank well and loved his family very much. To say that he led a busy, dynamic and accomplished life would be an understatement. And although he may be remembered in many ways for his work accomplishments he was grounded firmly in his faith and by his family. His favorite scripture from the...
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Edward A. Latorre

May 20, 1924 - February 1, 2016

Wayland – Mr. Edward A. Latorre, of Wayland, formerly of Waltham and Watertown, died Monday, February 1, 2016 in The Falls at Cordingly Dam in Newton. He was 91. Ed was born in Watertown on May 20, 1924, the only child of the late Domenic and Jennie (Natale) Latorre. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. During World War II he served in Europe with the United...
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Gerald A. Galligan

October 26, 1933 - January 30, 2016

Mr. Gerald A. Galligan of Dudley died Saturday, January 30, 2016, in his home. He was 82. Mr. Galligan was born in Waltham on October 26, 1933, a son of the late Andrew and Helen (MacDonald) Galligan. Gerald was the owner of Monahan's Landing in Hudson. He was very talented in fixing things with his tools and also enjoyed gardening and farming his vegetables. He is survived by his children,...
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Barbara B. Penfield

March 5, 1936 - January 27, 2016

Barbara B. Penfield, 79, of Weston, MA died January 27, 2016 after a long, brave fight against the effects of progressive dementia. Barbara Jean Buehrig was born March 5, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Albert August Buehrig and Charlotte Josephine (Horstman) Buehrig. After her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh in 1958 she married the late Charles Bradford Lory and moved with him to...
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Wilfred J. Aucoin

May 25, 1919 - January 22, 2016

Marlborough - Mr. Wilfred J. Aucoin, of Marlborough, formerly of Waltham died Friday, January 22, 2016 in Wingate at Sudbury. He was 96. Wilfred was born May 25, 1919 in North Weymouth a son of the late John and Lucy Ann (LeBlanc) Aucoin. His family then moved back to their native Canada and he returned to the States at age 19 where he settled in Fitchburg before moving to Waltham and lastly...
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James T. Cunningham, C.S.S.

December 21, 1919 - January 22, 2016

Waltham – Father James T. Cunningham, C.S.S., a member of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer's Center. He was 96. Father Cunningham was born on December 21, 1919, a son of the late John H. and Katherine M. (Casey) Cunningham. He entered the Stigmatine Community at Waltham on September 14, 1942 and professed his first vows as a...
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Patricia A. Kouyoumjian

March 14, 1935 - January 22, 2016

Maynard - Patricia Ann (Young) Kouyoumjian, of Maynard, formerly of Waltham died at home on Friday, January 22, 2016. She was 80. Patricia was born March 14, 1935 in Newton a daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Caulfield) Young. Raised and educated in Waltham she married Ralph H. Kouyoumjian on June 30, 1953. Patricia worked in the office and mail room at the former BayBank in Waltham....
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Chester W. Jenkins, Sr.

June 23, 1928 - January 21, 2016

Watertown – Mr. Chester Walter Jenkins, Sr., of Watertown, died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was 87. Chet was born and raised in Newton and graduated from Newton North High School. In 1948 he joined the United States Army and served as a tank crewman during the Korean War. After his service overseas he became a tank instructor at West Point before being discharged...
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Frank A. Dougherty

August 24, 1923 - January 21, 2016

Waltham – Frank Dougherty of Waltham was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 24, 1923 and was raised in a little town forty-five minutes south, just across the Delaware River, called Berlin, New Jersey. After going to Camden Catholic High School he went to Camden Vocational School and went to work for the RCA Victor Company . . . sort of the 'Apple' of that era . . . RCA made great...
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Francis J. 'Frank' Bottari

April 1, 1926 - January 21, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Francis J. 'Frank' Bottari, of Waltham, died peacefully Thursday, January 21, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with his family by his side. He was 89. Born on April 1, 1926 he was the son of Italian immigrants Giuseppe and Giuseppa (Foti) Bottari and was raised in Boston's North End neighborhood. He graduated from Boston Trade High School in 1944. Frank...
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Charles M. Gordon, Sr.

December 11, 1929 - January 20, 2016

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Charles M. Gordon, Sr. passed away at the age of 86. Born in Cleveland Ohio, his parents were Lee Gordon and Margaret "Marm" (Stahl) Gordon. Chuck's father also known as "Stubby" was the music and orchestral director for the NBC affiliate (WTAM) in Cleveland, Ohio. Chuck grew up in a home that was always filled with musicians and music. His love for music is...
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Kenneth G. Peterson

January 24, 1952 - January 20, 2016

Waltham - Ken Peterson loved sharing his home and the door was always open to the many family and friends who made his life such a happy and memorable one. He was the kind of guy who put everyone's needs before his own and worked so hard to provide for his large family whom he adored. Ken's valiant battle against the dreaded disease of Alzheimer's found its end on Wednesday, January 20, 2016...
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Carolyn M. (Foley) Keilty

June 3, 1920 - January 20, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn M. (Foley) Keilty of Lowell, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in the Lowell General Hospital, Saint Campus. She was 95. Mrs. Keilty was born in Bangor, Maine, on June 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Nolan) Foley. Carolyn was a graduate of John Bapst High School in Bangor, Maine. She moved to Roxbury after her marriage to Thomas P. Keilty. In 1952, she and Tom...
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Ann Couture

May 21, 1925 - January 20, 2016

Waltham - Ann M. Couture lived an ordinary and long life filled with the love of family and friends. She died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Newton – Wellesley Hospital. She was 90. Born on May 21, 1925 in East Boston, she was a daughter of the late Ret. Somerville Fire Chief Walter F. and Marie G. (Welch) Cullinane. She graduated from Somerville High School where it was...
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Martius L. "Marsh" Elmore

April 10, 1928 - January 19, 2016

Mr. Martius Lee Elmore, 87, died January 19th at his home, Sunrise Senior Living Center, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Known to all as Marsh, he was born on April 10th, 1928, to Lynnwood King and Dorothy Bell Elmore in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in West Hartford, CT, graduating from Hall High School. He attended Wesleyan College, where he earned a BA and went on to study at Ohio State...
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Donald H. Aucoin

May 15, 1947 - January 18, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Donald H. Aucoin, of Waltham, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Stanley Tippett Home in Needham. He was 68. Don was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on May 15, 1947, a son of the late Henry and Lucienne (Guimond) Aucoin, and was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island. A graduate of Cumberland High School, he served as a sergeant with the United States Air Force during the...
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Paul F. Cooney

January 5, 1928 - January 17, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Paul F. Cooney, of Waltham, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 88. Paul was born in Somerville on January 5, 1928, a son of the late Edward and Margaret (Dempsey) Cooney, and lived in Waltham for most of his life. During World War II he served with the United States Army. Until his retirement he worked for the Millipore Corporation. ...
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Kevin J. O'Connor

June 15, 1964 - January 16, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Kevin J. O'Connor, of Waltham, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. He was 51. Kevin was born in Boston on June 15, 1964, a son of the late Michael and Brigid (McBrien) O'Connor and had been a lifelong resident of Waltham. He was a retired Waltham Police detective and had worked as a private investigator. Most recently Kevin worked at Fiorella's Restaurant in Newton and before...
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Jeannine M. (Peabody) O'Connor

June 20, 1964 - January 16, 2016

Waltham – Jeannine O'Connor was born to be a really great grandmother. She loved her role and loved her two grandchildren even more; four year-old Conor who affectionately called her "Nene" [pronounced knee-knee] and little Kayla who was christened last week. She was devoted to her children and worked for years as a waitress at Il Capriccio in Waltham where she was a beloved member of the...
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Marilyn H. (O'Sullivan) Crowe

June 24, 1929 - January 13, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Marilyn H. (O'Sullivan) Crowe, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her home. She was 86. Marilyn was born in Cambridge on June 24, 1929, a daughter of the late Michael H. and Helen R. (Hartley) O'Sullivan. She was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. After that she went to work for Harvard Trust Bank in Harvard Square. In...
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Iris Kathleen (Mackey) Hynes

August 6, 1925 - January 13, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Iris Kathleen "Kathy" (Mackey) Hynes, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in her home. She was 90. Kathy was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, on August 6, 1925, a daughter of the late William and Sarah (MacDonald) Mackey. She was raised and educated in Springhill where she lived before moving to Waltham in 1951. Until her retirement in 1987 she worked for thirty...
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Yvette Rivard, R.C.E.

February 12, 1938 - January 13, 2016

Framingham – Sr. Yvette Rivard, R.C.E. died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 77. Sr. Yvette was born in Fitchburg on February 12, 1938, a daughter of the late Frederick and Marianne (Tanguay) Rivard, and was raised in Saint Joseph's Parish, Fitchburg. She was a graduate of Saint Bernard's High School in Fitchburg and earned her bachelor's degree...
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Marie A. Cormier, R.C.E.

January 18, 1925 - January 9, 2016

Framingham – Sr. Marie A. Cormier, R.C.E. died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was a week shy of her 91st birthday. Sr. Marie was born in Waltham on January 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Adolphe and Marie (Leger) Cormier, and was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham. Her family was long active in Saint Joseph's Parish in Waltham where...
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Eleanor V. "Nell" (Toohey) Fienman

November 9, 1915 - January 9, 2016

Mrs. Eleanor V. "Nell" (Toohey) Fienman of Waltham and Florida, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Kindred Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was 100. Until recent weeks, she enjoyed a wonderful life in Florida where she had made her home for the past fifteen years. Nell was born in Boston on November 9, 1915, the first child of the late Charles and Catherine (Dooley) Toohey. In...
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Jeannette Ryberg

March 28, 1929 - January 8, 2016

Waltham - Jeannette Ryberg had a pleasant, friendly, warm and affable way, an easy approach and engaging personality. Perhaps it's why she was a fixture at Waltham City Hall as its receptionist and even in the last months of her life while a resident at Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norwood where she was a much loved resident by the entire staff and residents. She died Friday,...
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Stephen J. Cusano

August 19, 1964 - January 6, 2016

Waltham – Stephen J. Cusano was one of those all-around good guys . . . and that is how he'll forever be remembered. His three year fight with lymphoma came to its end on Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston while surrounded by the love of his family. He was 51. Stephen was born August 19, 1964 in Waltham, a son of Marjorie (Malloy) and the late...
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Eugene A. Smith, Jr.

October 20, 1931 - January 2, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Eugene A. Smith, Jr., of Waltham, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 84. Gene was born in Weymouth, a son of the late Eugene A., Sr. and Winifred (Lynch) Smith, and had been a lifelong resident of Waltham, most recently at Waltham Crossings. He was a 1951 graduate of Waltham High School and after that served with the United States Army during...
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Kathleen M. "Kay" (Gaudet) O'Neil

May 11, 1919 - December 31, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Kathleen M. "Kay" (Gaudet) O'Neil, of Waltham, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 96. Kay was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on May 11, 1919, a daughter of the late Marcel and Sarah (Cormier) Gaudet, and moved to Waltham with her family when she was a child. Widowed at the age of thirty-three, Kay found herself being mom and dad to her...
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Carolyn H. Connelly

July 20, 1930 - December 30, 2015

Waltham – Miss Carolyn H. Connelly, of Waltham, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in her home. She was 85. Carolyn was born in Waltham on July 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Stephen and Lillian (Hudson) Connelly, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement, Carolyn worked independently as a housekeeper in town, following her time working at the Waltham Watch Company. ...
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Evelyn L. Guelli

July 9, 1937 - December 30, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Evelyn L. (Anderson) Guelli, of Waltham, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in her home. She was 78. Evelyn was born in Everett on July 9, 1937 a daughter of the late Alfred and Marion (Quinlan) Anderson. She was a graduate of Everett High School. She moved to Waltham following her marriage to Waltham native Raymond P. Guelli on April 20, 1958 in Saint Theresa's Church in...
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Alfred G. Bonica

February 22, 1928 - December 29, 2015

Waltham - Mr. Alfred G. Bonica, Of Waltham, died Tuesday, December 29, 20154 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 87. Al was born February 22, 1928 in Waltham, a son of the late Stephen A. and Carmela (Cappadona) Bonica. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a lifelong resident. Alfred honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He...
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David M. Colantropo

July 27, 1953 - December 28, 2015

Wayland – Mr. David M. Colantropo, of Wayland, died surrounded by his adoring family at his home on Monday, December 28, 2015. He was 62. David was born in Waltham on July 27, 1953, a son of the late Enrico and Mary Colantropo, and was raised in Newton. He graduated from Newton North High School in 1971 and pursued a career in the security and fire alarm trade. He founded and was president...
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Doris E. (Quinlan) Stryker

June 26, 1926 - December 27, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Doris E. (Quinlan) Stryker, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 in Wilmington Rehabilitation Center after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was 89. Doris was born June 26, 1926 in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, a daughter of the late James E. and Alma B. (Surette) Quinlan, and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart Academy in Newton. She...
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Nancy M. (Horne) McDonald

August 8, 1933 - December 26, 2015

Waltham – Mrs. Nancy M. (Horne) McDonald, of Waltham died Saturday, December 26, 2015 in her home. She was 82. Nancy was born in Waltham on August 8, 1933, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Fox) Horne, and grew up surrounded by family and what would become lifelong, close friends. Early in her fifty-five year marriage to William "Bill" McDonald, the couple lived in Pompano Beach,...
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Catherine A. (Cameron) LoChiatto

March 22, 1946 - December 23, 2015

Waltham – Catherine A. (Cameron) LoChiatto, of Waltham, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at her home. She was 69. Cathy was born in Westville, Nova Scotia on March 22, 1946, a daughter of the late Archibald B. and Mary J. (Dorie) Cameron. The family settled in Watertown following their move to the States when she was a child. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. For years she...
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Earlene M. (Noyes) Sherman

February 2, 1929 - December 19, 2015

Waltham - On Saturday, December 19, 2015 Earlene M. Sherman, of Waltham, died peacefully in the Stanley Tippett Home in Needham. She was 86. Earlene M. Noyes was born on February 2, 1929 in Topsfield, Maine, a daughter of the late Vern and Gladys (Bean) Noyes. She was raised and educated in Maine and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. She worked at the former Robert Hall Clothing...
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Nancy M. (Higgins) Daley

May 4, 1927 - December 18, 2015

Waltham - Mrs. Nancy M. (Higgins) Daley,of Waltham, died Friday, December 18, 2015 in the Epoch Senior Healthcare Center in Weston. She was 88. Nancy was born in Worcester on May 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Dr. Lemuel W. Higgins, Sr. and Rita I. (Scanlon) Higgins. She was raised in Worcester, however graduated from high school in Texas while her father was in the Army. She went on to...
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Pasquale R. "Pat" Mula

October 19, 1926 - December 17, 2015

Waltham – Retired Waltham Deputy Fire Chief Pasquale R. "Pat" Mula died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Concord Health Care Center. He was 89. Pat was born in Waltham on October 19, 1926, a son of the late Alphonse and Mary (Lunetta) Mula, and had been a lifelong resident. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1944 he joined the United States Navy and served for the duration of World...
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Walter L. Hunt

November 29, 1929 - December 16, 2015

Boston – Walter 'Walt' Hunt had many great memories and stories of his childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Bethlehem, Connecticut and they are memories he carried with him all his life until his death on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home in Boston. He was 86. Walter L. Hunt was born on November 29, 1929 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was a son of the late Warren L. and Lillian ...
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Melinda Wichern

May 7, 2014 - December 16, 2015

'Sometimes....' said Winnie the Pooh 'The smallest things take up the most room in your heart!' On May 7, 2014 life for Janet and Jason Wichern changed when they welcomed their firstborn and only child into the world. Melinda Janet Wichern brought joy and immeasurable happiness to their lives and made their world complete. Sadly life changed again...
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Maria E. (Lazzari) Antinarelli

February 4, 1927 - December 15, 2015

Watertown – "Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget." Maria Antinarelli was a good friend. She was also a beloved wife, a devoted mother, a doting "Nana" and the first female president of the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce. She involved herself with the life of her family, her church and her community in ways large and small and always with a...
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Mark D. Hankins

January 11, 1987 - December 14, 2015

Waltham – Mark D. Hankins, of Waltham, died Monday, December 14, 2015 at his home. He was 28. Mark was born in Waltham on January 11, 1987, a son of Mark and Wendy (Gangi) Hankins, and had been a lifelong resident. A 2005 graduate of Waltham High School he had been working for a number of years for CVS in Waltham at their Harvard Street and Linden Street stores. In addition to his...
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