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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

Jane E. DePass

July 22, 1950 - September 30, 2016

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. Jane DePass was just that kind of nurse to her many patients but also to her family and friends throughout her life. Her five year battle with breast cancer came to its end on Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was 66. With certainty Jane received the same care and compassion she so generously...
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Louise F. (Leonard) Tower

August 14, 1923 - September 29, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Louise F. (Leonard) Tower, of Waltham, died on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Waltham Crossings. She was 93. Louise was born in Waltham on August 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Kindregan) Leonard. Before her retirement she worked in the Adminstrative Offices in the Waltham School Department for over 20 years. Widowed at the age of 48 she leaned on...
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Leonard J. Scafidi

March 25, 1937 - September 25, 2016

Hallandale, Florida - Mr. Leonard J. "Lenny" Scafidi, of Hallandale, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, in Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Florida. He was 79. Lenny was born in Waltham on March 25, 1937, a son of the late Salvatore and Vincenza (Camuti) Scafidi. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1956 and served as chairman of his high school reunion committee until he...
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Curtis P. O'Hara

June 25, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Waltham's Curt O'Hara will long be remembered for at least two things . . . taking really good care of his wife and kids . . . and being born to be in the restaurant business. He'd be proudest of the former but really happy that he was able to do what he loved doing for a living. Working long hours came easy to Curt. It wasn't uncommon for him to open in the morning and close at night ....
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Francis J. O'Hearn, Jr.

November 16, 1925 - September 23, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Francis J. O'Hearn, Jr., of Waltham, died on Friday September 23, 2016 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 90. Frank was born in Brookline on November 16, 1925, the son of the late Francis J. and Mary L. (Murdock) O'Hearn. Upon his graduation from Brookline High School in 1944 he proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. After returning home he enrolled...
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Juana Massari

April 21, 1918 - September 20, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Juana (Yanez) Massari, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Wingate of Weston. She was 98. Born on April 21, 1918 in Santiago, Chile she was one of twelve children born to the late Jose Emilio and Maria Del Rosario (Diaz) Yanez. She immigrated to Argentina as an infant where she was raised and educated before moving to the United States in 1969 settling in West...
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Ida Maurice

April 15, 1939 - September 19, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Ida (Cormier) Maurice, of Waltham, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 77. Ida was born in St. Paul, New Brunswick, on April 15, 1939, the daughter of the late Aurele and May (LeBlanc) Cormier. She married Noel Maurice in 1963 and they settled in Waltham where they would raise their family. Before her retirement she worked at Tufts...
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Margaret T. McCusker

October 5, 1929 - September 17, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret T. (Hinchey) McCusker, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Belmont Manor Nursing Home. She was 86. Margaret was born in Waltham on October 5, 1929, a daughter of the late Leo J. and Margaret M. (O'Connor) Hinchey, and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and from Emmanuel College in Boston where she...
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Stephen J. Lembo

August 26, 1946 - September 14, 2016

North Chelmsford – Mr. Stephen J. Lembo, of North Chelmsford, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in his home. He was 70. Stephen was born in Waltham on August 26, 1946, a son of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy M. (Delaney) Lembo. During the Vietnam War he served with the United States Marine Corps where among other decorations he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. ...
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September 11th 2001

September 11, 2016

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . you will never be forgotten. . . . you will never be alone. May your memory be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo...
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Jean (Decola) Caisey

July 28, 1921 - September 7, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Jean (Decola) Caisey, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 95. Seventy years prior, on the seventh of September 1946, a tall, handsome, just out of the Army Waltham native by the name of Roland J. "Rollie" Caisey proposed to her, and on the 28th of November that year, the couple were married in Saint Mary's Church. The pair...
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Robert W. Grady

November 13, 1941 - September 6, 2016

Kinnelon, NJ – Dr. Robert W. Grady, of Kinnelon, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home. He was 74. Born in Boston on November 13, 1941, a son of the late Robert B. and Dorothy M. (Hatch) Grady, he was raised and educated in Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1959 and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1963. He went on to earn his doctorate in organic...
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Isabelle C. Kiburis

August 16, 1924 - September 6, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Isabelle C. (Waitkun) Kiburis died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in her home. She was 92. Isabelle was born in Boston on August 16, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Stonkus) Waitkun. She grew up in Cambridge and Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School and after graduation she had worked at Raytheon. She was a devoted wife and mother and took...
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Biagio Cinqueonce

September 3, 1931 - September 3, 2016

Biagio Cinqueonce of Waltham passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family on his 85th birthday. He was the husband of the late Antonina (Faranda) Cinqueonce and the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Marano) Cinqueonce. The youngest of 8 children, Biagio immigrated to the United States from Bronte, Sicily with his family in 1973 and settled...
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Phyllis M. (Dowcett) Lenza

August 26, 1928 - September 2, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis M. (Dowcett) Lenza, of Waltham, died Friday, September 2, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88. Phyllis was born in Waltham on August 26, 1928, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (McQuiggan) Dowcett, and was a lifelong resident. She was a 1946 graduate of Waltham High School. She had been a former member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post...
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Donald F. Duffy

January 3, 1933 - August 30, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Duffy, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was 83. Donald was born on in Somerville on January 3, 1933, a son of the late Daniel and Marian (Forbes) Duffy. He graduated from Somerville High School and earned his degree from Boston College. He married Shirley E. (Freedman) Duffy on September 11, 1960 and the couple made their home in Waltham in 1964. ...
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Joseph R. Linnehan, Sr.

September 22, 1930 - August 30, 2016

Watertown - Mr. Joseph R. Linnehan, of Watertown and Mattapoisett, formerly of Waltham died at home on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was 85. Born on September 22, 1930 in Boston he was a son of the late Mary (Curley) Tobin along with Mary was raised by his step-father, Harry Tobin. He was a graduate of Lawrence Academy and was a proud alumnus of Boston College where he earned his bachelor's...
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Albert J. Finney, Jr.

July 14, 1930 - August 28, 2016

Lunenburg – Mr. Albert J. Finney Jr., of Lunenburg, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was 86. Al was born in Waltham on July 14, 1930, a son of the late Albert J. and Esther (Ryan) Finney. A graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School he later earned his Bachelor's degree from Boston College. During the Korean War he served as a first lieutenant with...
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Louise A. (Keegan) Quirk

May 1, 1923 - August 27, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Louise A. Quirk, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Neville Center, Cambridge. She was 93. Louise was born in Boston on May 1, 1923, a daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (Higgins) Keegan. She was raised in Newton where she graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School. During WWII she served as a volunteer for the USO. She married her late beloved...
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David B. Cawley

September 20, 1941 - August 26, 2016

Waltham – Mr. David B. Cawley, of Waltham, died Friday, August 26, 2016 in Wingate at Weston. He was 74. Dave was born in Newton on September 20, 1941, a son of the late Paul and Agnes (O'Donnell) Cawley. After graduating from Newton Technical High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. On November 17, 1971 he married Maureen F. McIvor in...
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Walter E. Ohnemus, Jr.

October 13, 1925 - August 24, 2016

Waltham – As Waltham's Superintendent of Public Buildings Walter Ohnemus was known for his integrity, fairness, affability and knowledge of the trades. He kept an even keel and was well respected by those he worked with and by those over whom he held authority. He never wasted a day by not having a ready smile and helpful advice. And while his calm demeanor could be tested it was done only...
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Keri A. Snyder

June 24, 1974 - August 22, 2016

Framingham – Keri A. Snyder, of Framingham, died on Monday August 22, 2016 at her home. She was 42. Keri was born in Boston on June 24, 1974, a daughter of Jan S. Snyder and the late Mary T. (Conneely) Celi. She graduated from Keefe Technical High School in Framingham and attended Lasell College in Newton and Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley. She is survived by her father, Jan S....
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James P. Bennett

January 18, 1965 - August 22, 2016

Waltham – Mr. James P. Bennett, of Waltham, died Monday, August 22, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital following a period of declining health. He was 51. Jim was born in Waltham on January 18, 1965, a son of Madeline (Collura) Bennett of Waltham and the late Charles Bennett, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School and began working at Suburban...
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Elizabeth A. "Libby" Faulkner

November 18, 1918 - August 21, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Libby" (Killion) Faulkner, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Waltham Crossings. She was 97. Libby was born in Framingham on November 18, 1918, a daughter of Irish immigrants Michael and Catherine (Kelly) Killion. She was raised in Roslindale and married Fred E. Faulkner in 1946. Two years later they built a home in Waltham and became lifelong residents....
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David B. Pinkham

March 17, 1957 - August 19, 2016

Mr. David B. Pinkham, of Ashland, died on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 59. David was born in Concord on March 17, 1957, the son of David and Miriam (Lawton) Pinkham. He is survived by his wife, Robbin (Manning) Pinkham; his sisters-in-law, Donna Gooch and her husband, Robert and Dawn Marie Manning; his good friends, Wayne and Wanda Bridges, Mike and Lisa Rock,...
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Jessie Harriet Livingston

October 22, 1935 - August 19, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Jessie Harriet (MacInnis) Livingston, of Waltham, died Friday, August 19, 2016 in Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80. Harriet, as she was affectionately called, was born in Little Narrows, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 22, 1935, a daughter of the late John and Harriet (Stubbs) MacInnis. She moved to the United States in the 1950's and married...
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Denis J. Dubé

February 11, 1942 - August 19, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Denis J. Dubé, of Waltham, died on Friday, August 19th, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was 74. Denis was born in Cambridge on February 11, 1942, a son of the late Ernest J. and Rose (Anastasia) Dubé. After graduating from Waltham Vocational High School he served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before retirement Denis had worked at Raytheon and later...
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Gerard J. McShane

June 27, 1925 - August 17, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Gerard J. McShane, of Clearwater, Florida, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation Center in Clearwater. He was 91. Gerard was born in Waltham on June 27, 1925, a son the late Joseph and Teresa (Hardiman) McShane. After graduating from Saint Charles High School he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in the Pacific. Four days...
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Mary P. Curtin

January 10, 1932 - August 17, 2016

Waltham – Mary P. Curtin of Waltham died Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer's Care in Wellesley. She was 84. Mary was born on January 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Helena G. (Mitchell) Curtin. She attended Northeastern University and then went on to work as the head of the X-Ray department at The Waltham Hospital for thirty-seven...
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Ruth I. "Kitty" Sawin

January 25, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Sudbury - Mrs. Ruth I. "Kitty" (Lindblad) Sawin, of Sudbury and Harwich, formerly of Waltham died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was 93. Kitty was born in Brockton on January 25, 1923, a daughter of the late Thor Albert Hilding Lindblad and Ruth Ellida (Skoog) Lindblad. She lived in Medford for a short time where she graduated high school and it's there...
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Charles A. Bell

June 12, 1930 - August 16, 2016

Wayland – Mr. Charles A. Bell, of Wayland and Venice, Florida, formerly of Weston, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 86. Charles was born in Oak Park, Illinois on June 12, 1930, the son of the late Charles H. and Laverna (Ludy) Bell. He was raised in Westfield, New Jersey where he graduated from Westfield High School. After high school he...
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John Gildart

July 9, 1943 - August 15, 2016

Waltham - Mr. John H. 'Jack' Gildart, of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, Somerville and Gilford, New Hampshire, died Monday, August 15, 2016 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 73. John was born July 9, 1943 in Cambridge a son of the late Harold and Helen (Ready) Gildart. Raised and educated in Cambridge he graduated from Cambridge Rindge Technical High School. He served the the United...
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Esther J. Barber

June 4, 1918 - August 13, 2016

Framingham – Mrs. Esther J. (Venini) Barber, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham and Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13th surrounded by her loving family. She was 98. Esther was born in Waltham on June 4, 1918, the daughter of S. John and Marina (Alberti) Venini. She raised her family in Waltham and then she and her late husband, Albert, moved to Florida for over twenty...
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Nicholas Cardone

January 9, 1925 - August 10, 2016

Westford – Mr. Nicholas Cardone, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 91. Nicholas was born January 9, 1925 in Penna, Province of Pescara, Italy a son of the late Corindo and Isolino (Marcia) Cardone. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 settling in Waltham. He was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1948...
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Eugene M. Snow

February 24, 1940 - August 9, 2016

Waltham – Gene Snow was always a glass is half-full kind of a guy . . . an eternal optimist who had a smile that would . . . as the cliché goes . . . light up a room. In his case it was true. And around the Fourth of July Gene could also light up his neighborhood with a first class display of fireworks that delighted his family and his friends. He will be remembered as a man who was...
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Esther F. Landry

April 9, 1926 - August 9, 2016

Waltham – Miss Esther F. Landry, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in her home. She was 90. Esther was born in Watertown on April 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Gingrass) Landry, and was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. She moved to Waltham in 1971 Until her retirement she worked as a manager for John Hancock Life Insurance Company in...
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Marilyn C. (Ryan) Stanton

April 20, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Marilyn C. (Ryan) Stanton, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 90. Marilyn was born in Waltham on April 20, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Ida (Berrigan) Ryan, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1944 graduate of Waltham High School. After her kids were in school she took a job in the loan department at...
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Barbara Penney

February 25, 1943 - August 7, 2016

Sanford, Maine - Mrs. Barbara A. (Ferguson) Penney, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire. She was 73. Barbara was born February 25, 1943 in Malden, a daughter of the late Ralph and Barbara (Taylor) Ferguson. Raised and educated in Stoneham she also lived in Wakefield before moving to Waltham in 1989. She moved to live with...
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Joan M. Sheehy

September 14, 1931 - August 6, 2016

Newton – Mrs. Joan M. (Welch) Sheehy, a lifelong resident of Newton, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Wingate at Weston. She was 84. Joan was born at home in Newton on September 14, 1931, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Herlihy) Welch. Raised and educated in Newton she was a graduate of the former Our Lady's High School and earned her nursing degree from Saint Margaret's Hospital...
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Alexander Kananovich

February 1, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Wellesley - 'Be forever mindful of the needs of others' is the way in which Alexander Kananovich lived his life and the values he instilled in his family. He died peacefully in the presence of family in Cape Cod Hospital on Friday, August 5, 2016 after long life well lived. He was 92. Alexander Sergey Kananovich was born February 1, 1924 in South River, New Jersey a son of Russian...
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James S. DiPerri

August 4, 2016

South Boston – Jim DiPerri was known around his native South Boston and beyond as a true gentleman who greeted friends and strangers alike with a sincere smile and genuine warmth. It was pretty easy to feel at home in his company . . . he was a man of unquestioned integrity, was never afraid of hard work and was possessed of a kind spirit . . . the sort of guy you just knew could be relied...
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Frances A. Cappadona

January 20, 1927 - August 4, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Frances A. (Rizzo) Cappadona, of Waltham and Dennis, died on Thursday August 4th, 2016 in her daughter's home surrounded by family. She was 89. Frances was born in Waltham on January 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Gerlando and Assunta (Falzone) Rizzo. As a young girl she quit school to work at Hathaway's Bakery in Waltham to help her family. She subsequently worked at the...
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Pauline J. Thompson

October 27, 1942 - August 3, 2016

Mashpee - Mrs. Pauline J. (Sullivan) Thompson, of Mashpee, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 after being stricken ill while visiting her daughter. She was 73. Pauline was born October 27, 1942 in Brighton a daughter of the late Milford and Eleanor (Lang) Sullivan. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She married Waltham...
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Catherine A. (Leavitt) Arena

December 31, 1929 - July 31, 2016

Burlington - Catherine A. Arena of Burlington, formerly of Waltham, passed away on Sunday night, July 31, 2016 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was 86. Born in Athol on December 31, 1929, she was adopted by the late Carrie Leavitt when she was 2 years old, a woman she regarded highly and spoke of often. Catherine graduated from Newton High before meeting her...
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Guido DiVecchia

January 24, 1928 - July 28, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Guido DiVecchia, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 in his home. He was 88. Guido was born on January 24, 1928 in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara Province, Italy, a son of the late Carmine and Anna Maria (DiPietroantonio) DiVecchia. After moving to the United States his family settled in Watertown. Upon graduating from Watertown High School Guido joined the United...
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Coleman "Wally" Whayne

June 21, 1938 - July 27, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Coleman "Wally" Whayne, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 78. Wally was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 21, 1938, a son of the late Coleman W., Jr. and Blanche E. (Blair) Whayne. After high school he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he earned an engineering degree. He lived in Greenville and Bedford, New...
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Steven Wenckus

February 27, 1964 - July 21, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Steven Wenckus, of Waltham, died suddenly on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was 52. Steven was born in Waltham on February 27, 1964, a son of Alfred A. Wenckus and the late Nancy A. (Crites) Wenckus. He attended Waltham Vocational High School and was a talented carpenter. He was the proprietor of American Remodeling in Waltham. Steven loved his children, his family and his...
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John Drover

July 14, 1931 - July 14, 2016

Epping, NH – Mr. John Drover of Epping, formerly of Burlington, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 in his home on his 85th birthday. John was born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late George and Elsie (Shepherd) Drover. He had been a longtime Burlington resident before moving to New Hampshire ten years ago. He worked in the automotive field all his life and for years was the owner of...
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Ann C. Lai

March 9, 1938 - July 13, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Ann C. Lai, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 78. Ann was born in Chung Hwa, Taiwan on March 9, 1938 and immigrated to the United States in 1988, settling in New York. She came to live in Waltham three years ago. She was educated in her native Taiwan where she earned her degree in education and worked there as...
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Joseph P. Collura, Jr.

August 31, 1964 - July 12, 2016

Leominster – Mr. Joseph P. Collura, Jr., of Leominster, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in The Meadows of Leicester. He was 51. Joe was born in Waltham on August 31, 1964, a son of the late Joseph P. and Justine (Mahoney) Collura. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. A Leominster resident for more than twenty years he worked as a finish carpenter. He loved hiking, cooking,...
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Mary T. (White) McCue

February 24, 1951 - July 10, 2016

Waltham – It's been said that it takes a big heart to shape little minds . . . so when American author Robert Fulghum wrote his best-selling book "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten" Waltham's Mary McCue was already an expert in the field. Her "work" as a kindergarten teacher in the city's public schools, mainly at the Fitzgerald School, centered around one word . . . Love....
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Loretta A. Gallo

June 2, 1944 - July 9, 2016

Lititz, Penn. – Loretta A. Gallo, of Lititz, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at her home. She was 72. Loretta was born in Newton on June 2, 1944, a daughter of the late Phillip J. and Lena A. (Gentile) Gallo. She was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton. Until her retirement she worked as an administrative aide for HLM Venture Partners. Before that she held...
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Vincent Cirino

March 15, 1985 - July 7, 2016

Waltham – "Courage is not having the strength to go on . . . it is going on when you don't have the strength." Vinnie Cirino never came up short in the courage department during his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. It may have zapped his strength but never his spirit. In the end the cancer became just too much to overcome. Vincent Cirino, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 7, 2016 in...
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Joseph V. Anastasi

April 21, 1927 - July 6, 2016

Newton – Mr. Joseph V. Anastasi, of Newton Centre, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his home. He was 89. Joe was born in Watertown on April 21, 1927, a son of the late Francesco and Concetta Anastasi. He was a 1945 graduate of Watertown High School and was a graduate of Bentley School of Accounting in Boston. Until his retirement he worked as an accountant for BF Goodrich and at Merchant's...
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Elizabeth J. York

April 16, 1918 - July 5, 2016

Middletown, RI – Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Taranto) York, of Middletown, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She was 98. Known affectionately as Liz to family and Betty to friends she was born in Waltham on April 16, 1918, a daughter of the late Onofrio and Maria (Picone) Taranto. Betty was a 1936 graduate of Waltham High School. Before and during World War II Betty worked in the...
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Joanne L. (DePamphilis) Papia

January 11, 1955 - July 4, 2016

Watertown – Joanne L. (DePamphilis) Papia, of Watertown, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 61. Joanne was born in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Olivia (Amoroso) DePamphilis and John L. DePamphilis, and was raised in Watertown. She was a 1973 graduate of Rosary Academy in Watertown. She lived for a number of years in Belmont before moving...
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Martha C. Kolodzieski

January 10, 1925 - July 4, 2016

On July 4, at 91 years, Martha C. Kolodzieski very peacefully left this life to continue her journey to heaven. She died at The Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham after a short stay. Beloved Martha was predeceased by her parents, Teodozia and Stefan Kolodziekski, by her brother Stephen C. Kolodzieski, a lieutenant in the Waltham Fire Department, and by her sister Mary C. Muskalski. Martha...
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Thomas J. McLaughlin

September 22, 1947 - July 1, 2016

Dr. Thomas J. McLaughlin ScD, of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was 68. Born on September 22, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania he was a son of the late Francis and Adeline (Fellin) McLaughlin. Tom graduated from St. Gabriel High School in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor from King's College in Wilkes-Barre,...
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James R. McNamara III

March 11, 1951 - July 1, 2016

Marshfield - Mr. James R. McNamara, III, of Marshfield, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2016 in South Shore Hospital after battling cancer. He was 65. Jim was born on March 11, 1951, a son of Mary E. (Eaton) (McNamara) Delaney of Peabody and the late James R. McNamara, Jr. He was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and received his baccalaureate degree from the...
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Barbara E. (McCue) Clark

November 15, 1925 - June 29, 2016

Hopkinton – Mrs. Barbara E. (McCue) Clark of Hopkinton, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was 90. Barbara was born in Waltham on November 15, 1925, the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Hayes) McCue. She was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in Waltham and had lived in Waltham before moving to Hopkinton in...
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Richard P. Shea

May 2, 1932 - June 28, 2016

Waltham – In the three and a half years since Dick Shea lost his Mary to cancer he missed her every day . . . their wedding anniversary was two weeks ago. And following a period of declining health he knew the reunion with Mary was getting close. You could say he died a happy man. He was loved by his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed life's simple gifts. Fr. Ted Hesburgh who ran...
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Regina A. "Jean" (Williams) Crosby

July 9, 1925 - June 27, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Regina A. "Jean" (Williams) Crosby, of Waltham, died Monday, June 27, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 90. Jean was born on July 9, 1925 in Boston and was raised in East Boston. She was a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. In September, 1951 she married Robert E. Crosby, Jr., also from East Boston, in Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church. ...
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Robert O. Harnett, Jr.

May 28, 1966 - June 24, 2016

Milford - Mr. Robert O. Harnett, Jr., of Milford, formerly of Waltham died Friday, June 24, 2016 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was 50. Rob was born on May 28, 1966, the son of the late Robert and Martha A. (Webster) Harnett. He was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High in 1984. A member of the IBEW Local #2323 he had worked as a lineman for Verizon for over twenty...
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Mary T. (Heslin) Haughney

July 18, 1924 - June 24, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Mary T. (Heslin) Haughney, of Waltham, died on Friday, June 24, 2016 in her home. She was 91. Mary was born in Albany, New York on July 18, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Theresa (Cavanaugh) Heslin. She was raised and educated in Cohoes, New York. Following her marriage to James V. Haughney, a career Army officer, the family moved around the country and saw the...
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Ronald E. Nelson

May 3, 1934 - June 22, 2016

Middleborough – Mr. Ronald E. Nelson, a retired Belmont patrolman, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Oak Hill in Middleborough. He was 82. Ron was born in Boston on May 3, 1934, a son of the late Harold and Florence (Thomas) Nelson. He was raised and educated in Belmont and lived in Waltham and in Pennsylvania before retiring to Harwich ten years ago. During the Korean War he served with...
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Barbara E. Tierney

June 14, 1929 - June 22, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara E. Tierney, of Waltham, died on Wednesday June 22, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. She was 87. Barbara was born on June 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Corrigan) Hughes. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary's High School. After high school she worked as an operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company and...
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Jean (D'Intinosanto) Jones

September 21, 1924 - June 21, 2016

Weston - Mrs. Jean (D'Intinosanto) Jones, of Weston, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry B. Jones and is survived by her only son, Stephen, his wife Francine of North Andover. Jean had 7 siblings and is also survived by her youngest sister, Margaret "Peggy" Bianchi, her husband, Rico, and many nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Weston in...
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John J. Buckley, Jr.

March 5, 1926 - June 21, 2016

Burlington – Mr. John J. Buckley, Jr., of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Atria Longmeadow in Burlington. He was 90. John was born to the late John J. and Catherine (Glasle) Buckley on March 5, 1926. Throughout his childhood he was raised in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Brighton. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School and Mission Grammar School. Following his 8th grade...
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Arthur Uhlir

February 2, 1926 - June 17, 2016

Weston – Professor Arthur Uhlir, of Weston, died at home on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was 90. Arthur was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 1926, the son of the late Arthur and Helene (Houteling) Uhlir. After high school he earned his bachelor's degree, and while working at the Armour Research Foundation, his master's degree, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology in chemical...
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Paul J. McGuire

January 25, 1938 - June 13, 2016

Lexington - Mr. Paul J. McGuire, of Lexington, died unexpectedly at home on June 13, 2016. He was 78. Born on January 25, 1938 in Waltham, he was a son of the late Francis and Helen (Bowman) McGuire. Paul was a graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He honorably served his country in the United States...
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Robert L. Scafidi, Jr.

September 30, 1971 - June 11, 2016

Auburndale – Mr. Robert L. Scafidi, Jr. of Auburndale died Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Needham. He was 44. Bob was born in Newton on September 30, 1971, a son of Viola M. LeBlanc of Auburndale and Robert L. Scafidi of Nashua, New Hampshire. He lived in Waltham for a number of years and was a graduate of Waltham High School. He worked as a mechanic at the former Frost Cadillac in Newton...
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Ruth Collins

June 4, 1943 - June 10, 2016

Miss Ruth Collins of Holliston died Friday, June 10, 2016, in her home. She was 73. Ruth was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wilkens) Dorant. Ruth had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved Elvis and sewing. Ruth is survived by several friends. Friends will honor and remember Ruth by gathering on Thursday, June 16, at 10 am in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245...
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Kenneth J. Vezeau

October 31, 1959 - June 7, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth J. Vezeau, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in his home. He was 56. Ken was born in Waltham on October 31, 1959, the son of Louis F. and Marjorie A. (Vienneau) Vezeau of Waltham. Ken studied Native American culture and enjoyed following Boston sports teams, especially the Bruins. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting sports cards and listening to his favorite...
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Robert D. MacDougall

February 24, 1931 - June 7, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Robert D. "Bob" MacDougall, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home. He was 85. Bob was born in Belmont on February 24, 1931, a son of the late William and Viola (Doyle) MacDougall. After graduating from Belmont High School he served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. After he left the Navy he attended Boston College graduating with the class of...
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Mary N. (Sarney) Cotterly

April 8, 1927 - June 5, 2016

Winchester – Mrs. Mary N. (Sarney) Cotterly, of Winchester, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, in her home. She was 89. Mary was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on April 8, 1927, a daughter of the late Ralph Sarney and Angeline (Palmieri) (Sarney) Andre. She lived in Waltham and in Wakefield before moving to Winchester in 2014 to live with her daughter, Nancy M. Fraser, and...
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Jeannine M. Whitehead

July 31, 1930 - June 3, 2016

Venice, Florida – Mrs. Jeannine M. Whitehead, of Venice, Florida, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Prescott House in North Andover. She was 85. Jeannine was born in Fall River on July 31, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Laurence (Hamel) DesRoches. After her mother's death when Jeannine was still an infant she was adopted and raised by her aunt and uncle, Albert and Jeannette (Hamel)...
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Richard F. Connors

June 1, 2016

Mr. Richard F. 'Dick' Connors, of Waltham and Green Harbor, went home to be with his God and his parents on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Dick was the son of the late Madeline (Curran) Connors and Robert E. Connors. Brother of Robert and his wife Patricia Connors, Frank Connors all of Waltham and his friend Dot Parkes of Green Harbor. Uncle of Jen and Dave Buxton of Waltham, Michael and Sarah Connors...
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Gemma T. (Cavooto) Testa

October 13, 1924 - May 31, 2016

Mrs. Gemma T. (Cavooto) Testa, of Naples, FL formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Naples, Florida. She was 91. Mrs. Testa was born in Waltham on October 13, 1924, a daughter of the late Henry and Marie (Russo) Cavooto. Gemma worked at the Raytheon Company and the Clevite Corporation. She retired from the Standard Thomson Company in 1988 after twenty three years of service. ...
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Anne T. Hanning

January 9, 1933 - May 31, 2016

Waltham – Miss Anne T. Hanning, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 83. Anne was born in Boston and was raised in Waltham where she lived in the same home for the past seventy-seven years. She was a lifelong member of Saint Charles Parish where she was on the short list of people called to help out at church for generations. Anne could...
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Edna L. "Skip" (Basnett) Lazaro

July 15, 1924 - May 30, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Edna L. "Skip" (Basnett) Lazaro, of Waltham, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood. She was 91. Skip was born in Prescott, England on July 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Edward and Louisa (Welsby) Basnett. During World War II she met Waltham native Joe Lazaro, then an American GI training with General George Patton's North Africa Corps. Following a...
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Memorial Day, 2016

May 30, 2016

"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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Marjorie Matheson

November 5, 1917 - May 29, 2016

Woburn - Maj. Marjorie Matheson, USA (Ret.), of Woburn, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford. She was 98. Margie was born in Somerville on November 5, 1917, a daughter of the late Donald and Johanna (MacDonald) Matheson. She graduated from Somerville High School and later from Symmes Hospital School of Nursing in Arlington. She then then...
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Sheila A. (Fennelly) Anderson

September 20, 1937 - May 27, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Sheila A. (Fennelly) Anderson, of Waltham, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at her home. She was 78. Sheila was born in Newton on September 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Richard M. and Josephine F. (Nally) Fennelly and was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton. After high school Sheila attended floral design school and worked in the field for a number of years. She...
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Theresa L. (Profetto) Salvucci

October 1, 1927 - May 25, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Theresa L. (Profetto) Salvucci, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88. Theresa was born in Waltham on October 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Graceffa) Profetto and lived for a time in Natick where she graduated from Natick High School. After high school she worked for the Massachusetts State Police and after...
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Beatrice M. (Lavoie) Maillet

May 2, 1941 - May 24, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Beatrice M. (Lavoie) Maillet, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home. She was 75. Beatrice was born in Rogersville, New Brunswick on May 2, 1941, a daughter of the late William and Yvonne (Gaudet) Lavoie. She was raised in Rogersville and moved to Montreal where she met her future husband, Bouctouche native Andre J. Maillet. After the couple married in...
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Lucy Ann (Caira) Bonica

March 8, 1924 - May 24, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Lucy Ann (Caira) Bonica of Waltham died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the Wingate of Weston Nursing Center. She was 92. Mrs. Bonica was born in Newton on March 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Enrico and Annie (Leghine) Caira. Known as "Ann", she was a nurse's aide at the Waltham Hospital until her retirement and a lifelong Waltham resident. Ann was the wife of the late Quentin E....
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Gerald Lys

September 3, 1950 - May 23, 2016

Mr. Gerald Lys of Waltham died Monday, May 23, 2016 in his home. He was 65. Mr. Lys was born in Pestel, Haiti, on September 3, 1950. A son of the late Marie Louise Lys, Gerald had lived in Waltham for the past sixteen years. He was awarded a culinary arts certificate and had worked as a chef at the Westin Hotel and Brandeis University. Gerald leaves his children, Frantzces Lys of...
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Faye L. Harvey

December 1, 1926 - May 23, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Faye L. (Berry) Harvey of Waltham, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Lasell House in Newton. She was 89. Faye was born in Waltham on December 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Donald A. and Faye L. (Billings) Berry. She grew up in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High in 1944. After high school she attended Franklin Technical School in Boston earning her certification as a...
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Gertrude F. (Loftus) Scafidi

October 13, 1923 - May 23, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Gertrude F. (Loftus) Scafidi, of Waltham, died Monday, May 23, 2016 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 92. Gertrude was born in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on October 13, 1923 and was raised in Waltham by her grandmother, Mary J. Timmons. She went to work at a young age the Waltham Watch Factory and later worked for years as a floor manager at Moe Black's...
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John D. Lankhorst

November 29, 1958 - May 20, 2016

Natick - Mr. John D. Lankhorst, of Natick, died on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick. He was 57. John was born in Concord on November 29, 1958, the son of the late Abraham L. and Beverly (Phillips) Lankhorst. He was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. He then enlisted in the Navy where he worked as an Aviation Support Technician...
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Marcia E. Resnik

June 3, 1947 - May 20, 2016

Mrs. Marcia E. (McNamara) Resnik, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, May 20, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 68. Marcia Was born June 3, 1947 in Waltham a daughter of the late Richard and Pauline (Galinauski) McNamara. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1965. She then earned her nursing diploma from...
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Phyllis M. (Parrella) Vass

July 9, 1941 - May 20, 2016

Buzzards Bay – Mrs. Phyllis M. (Parrella) Vass, of Buzzards Bay, died at home on Friday, May 20, 2016. She was 74. Phyllis was born in East Boston on July 9, 1941, a daughter of the late Carmine and Elizabeth (Graziano) Parrella. As a child she moved with her family to Watertown where she was raised. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1959. On April 27, 1963 she married Revere...
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Huiling Lin

December 8, 1957 - May 19, 2016

林惠玲女士,認識的人都稱呼她為惠玲姊,生於1957年12 月8日,是福建南安人,在家排行長女,是個孝順父母的好女兒,疼愛弟弟的好姊姊. 惠玲女士聰明伶俐,從事白衣天使工作十年,而後入廈門大學任职于人事处,同时學習管理專業.並於1994年和先生來美國研讀,取得電腦工程碩士學位...
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Shane T. Ryan

November 13, 1988 - May 15, 2016

Plymouth – "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 In his short life Shane Ryan left a lot of footprints, most especially on the heart of his dear sister, Heather. Having lost their parents when both were still pretty young they had drawn closer, as friends and confidante's as...
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Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche

November 25, 1936 - May 14, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche, of Waltham, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 in the Care One Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 79. Dorothy was born in Boston on November 25, 1936, a daughter of the late Francis and Dorothy (Dickson) Lively. She lived in Somerville for a time before moving to Waltham as a teenager. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1955 she attended...
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Edward T. Joyce

October 4, 1944 - May 12, 2016

Waltham – Filmmaker Ken Burns gave this observation . . . "Do not lose your enthusiasm. In its Greek etymology, the word enthusiasm means, 'God in us'." In his seventy-one years Ed Joyce never lost his enthusiasm . . . for life . . . for his family . . . for his work. As an expert animation photographer he worked with Burns on epics such as The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz, important works...
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Frances A. (Vanaria) Eldridge

December 28, 1924 - May 11, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Frances A. (Vanaria) Eldridge, formerly of Waltham, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Sterling Village Nursing Home in Sterling. She was 91. Frances was born in Waltham on December 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph ad Nancy (Bonica) Vanaria. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Her loving husband of sixty-two years, Sam Eldridge, Jr., passed away on...
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Erlene (Nangle) O'Reilly

April 12, 1947 - May 11, 2016

Maricopa, AZ - Mrs. Erlene (Nangle) O'Reilly of Maricopa, AZ, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in the Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, AZ. She was 69. Mrs. O'Reilly was born in Waltham on April 12, 1947, the daughter of the late Earl and Ilene (Clark) Nangle. Erlene was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1965. She worked as an executive assistant to the GM at...
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Ralph E. Kerins

April 27, 1928 - May 10, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Ralph E. Kerins, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 88. Ralph was born in Boston on April 27, 1928, a son of the late Maurice and Marion (Conant) Kerins. He lived in Waltham before moving to Hudson in 1964 and where he lived for most of his life. Until his retirement Ralph worked as a plumber in the Waltham and Metrowest area...
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Michael J. Martinos

October 10, 1967 - May 9, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Michael J. Martinos, of Waltham, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Beth Israel Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was 48 years old. Michael was born in Boston on October 10, 1967, the son of Peter D. and Marilyn R. (Wardick) Martinos. Michael graduated from Waltham High School in 1985 and continued on to Johnson and Wales University where he studied...
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