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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

Herbert E. Vannasse

August 11, 1919 - April 24, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Herbert E. Vannasse, of Waltham, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his home. He was 94. Herb was born on August 11, 1919 in Belmont, a son of the late Henry and Amanda (Verrette) Vannasse, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. He worked for a number of years for Metropolitan Coach Service, a company started by his father in the 1920's that provided bus service in Belmont...
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Sherwood E. Vandewater

December 6, 1940 - April 23, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Sherwood E. 'Van' Vandewater, of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 73. Van was born in Mineola, Long Island on December 6, 1940, a son of the late Stephen and Evelyn (Van Riper) Vandewater. He lived in Garden City, Long Island, New York for a number of years where he was a captain with the volunteer fire department. Before moving...
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Josephine T. Rayner

May 16, 1918 - April 22, 2014

Watertown – Mrs. Josephine T. (Bonanno) Rayner, of Watertown, died on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 95. Josephine was born on May 16, 1918, a daughter of the late Joseph and Natalie (Luca) Bonanno. She met her husband, Thomas T. Rayner, Sr., while out dancing and the pair married in April of 1941. She was a loving mother and grandmother and...
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Alice E. LeBlanc

April 2, 1927 - April 21, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Alice E. LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 87. Alice was born in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia on April 2, 1927, a daughter of the late Marc Ellis and Adele (Pothier) LeBlanc and came to the States in 1956. A year later she and her husband, Delphis, moved to Waltham where they made their home. During her kids growing up years she...
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Gerard E. Pelletier

August 19, 1932 - April 21, 2014

Boston – Rev. Gerard E. Pelletier, S.M. of Boston died on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Marian Manor, South Boston. He was 81. Fr. Pelletier was born on in Van Buren, Maine on August 19, 1932, a son of the late Onezime and Zeline Pelletier. He attended Van Buren Boy's High and graduated from Marvyale Seminary in Bedford, Massachusetts in 1950. On February 2, 1960 he was ordained in Washington D...
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Anthony S. "Nino" Auditore

September 3, 1938 - April 20, 2014

Mr. Anthony S. "Nino" Auditore of Waltham, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. He was 75. Nino was born in Boston on September 3, 1938, a son of the late Carmelo G. and Rose V. (Giove) Auditore. As a youngster, Nino was proud to have been a Little League batting champion. His love of baseball continued as he played for Waltham High School in the 50's....
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Dorothy F. (Kelly) Badger

March 4, 1920 - April 18, 2014

Quincy – Mrs. Dorothy F. (Kelly) Badger, of Quincy, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at her home. She was 94. Dorothy was born in Waltham on March 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Herbert and Grace (Shannon) Kelly, and was a 1938 graduate of Waltham High School. A Quincy resident for more than sixty years she worked in the Purchasing Department at Quincy City Hall until her retirement in...
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Anna D. Ragnelli

January 22, 1922 - April 17, 2014

Brighton - Mrs. Anna D. (DiLeo) Ragnelli, of Brighton, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 92. Anna was born on January 22, 1922 in Fallo, Provincia de Chieti, Italy a daughter of the late Antonio and Carmela (Catinella) DiLeo. She immigrated to the United States in March of 1948 settling in the South End neighborhood of Boston for over six years. She...
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Eleanore Robbins

June 1, 1929 - April 15, 2014

Mrs. Eleanore (Hoogheem) Robbins, of Waltham, passed away at home on April 15, 2014. She was 84. Eleanore was born in Forest Park, Illinois, on June 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bieler and sister of the late Helen Bieler. She worked as an English teacher and drama coach in Concord-Carlisle High School for 35 years, retiring in 1992. She was a faithful member of Lutheran...
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Julia M. Tomao

April 11, 1926 - April 15, 2014

Miss Julia M. Tomao of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 15, 2015, in her home. Miss Tomao was born in Waltham on April 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Julian and Mary (Piacentino) Tomao. Miss Tomao was raised and educated in Waltham, graduating from Waltham High School, Class of 1944. She went to work for Grover Cronin's department store as an office manager. After that Julia worked as an...
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Peggy Bogosian

September 29, 1926 - April 14, 2014

Seminole, Florida - Mrs. Peggy (Chatalian) Bogosian, of Seminole, Florida, formerly of Needham Heights, died Monday, April 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving son Wane and the thoughts and prayers of her family at her sons residents in Seminole. She was 87. Born in Lawrence, a daughter of the late Vahan and Veronica Chatalian, Peggy had lived in Needham Heights for seventy years with her...
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Raymond A. Fournier

January 30, 1922 - April 14, 2014

Waltham – Rev. Raymond A. Fournier, S.M., of Waltham died on Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 92. Fr. Fournier was born on January 30, 1922, a son of the late Adelard and Maria (Dallaire) Fournier. He attended St. Charles Grammar School in Providence, RI, and graduated from Maryvale Seminary in 1940. On February 2, 1949, at Our Lady of Victories Church in...
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Edward P. Taras

February 10, 1925 - April 13, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Edward P. Taras, of Waltham, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Westwood, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 89. Ed was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on February 10, 1925, the son of the late Kazmir and Amelia (Shodloska) Tarasewicz. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corp. Until his retirement he had worked as an...
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Salvatore P. DeMarco

August 6, 1925 - April 13, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Salvatore P. DeMarco, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 88. Affectionately known as either 'Sal' or 'Toto' to family and friends he was born at home in Watertown on August 6, 1925 to the late Thomas and Pasqualina (Merullo) DeMarco. He was a 1943 graduate of Watertown High School and joined the United States Navy right after...
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Lorraine T. Kusmirek

July 9, 1931 - April 13, 2014

Mrs. Lorraine T. (Hughes) Kusmirek, of Waltham, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Belmont Manor Nursing Home. She was 82. Lorraine was born in Malden on July 9, 1931, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Flynn) Hughes. She married Leo A. Kusmirek on May 27, 1951, and they were Waltham residents for many years. Lorraine worked in the cafeteria at the Cunniff School in Watertown for...
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Joseph A. Limole

June 22, 1930 - April 11, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Joseph A. Limole, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2014 in his home surrounded by family. He was 83. Joe was born in East Boston on June 22, 1930, the only son of the late Joseph A. and Helen (Cozzi) Limole. He was a proud Veteran and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Occupation of Europe and the Berlin Airlift. While stationed in Rome he was...
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Anthony A. Mancuso

June 20, 1923 - April 11, 2014

Waltham - Mr. Anthony A. Mancuso, of Waltham, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Milford Regional Hospital. He was 90. Anthony was born on June 20, 1923 in Waltham a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Malta) Mancuso. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School. He was an avid football player and co-captained the football team. Like many men his age he enlisted in the United States Marine...
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Joseph A. "Tony" Pineau

November 8, 1931 - April 10, 2014

Chelsea - Mr. Joseph A. "Tony" Pineau, of Chelsea, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 82. Mr. Pineau was born in Waltham on November 8, 1931, a son of the late Alexander and Edna (Doiron) Pineau. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1940 and then went on to work for C. Malone Trucking in Waltham. Tony was very...
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William F. Stanley

June 25, 1937 - April 9, 2014

Waltham – The Honorable William F. Stanley, former Mayor of Waltham, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 with family by his side in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 76. Mayor Stanley was born in Waltham on June 25, 1937, the oldest of two boys born to the late Harold F. and Mary M. (Swanton) Stanley, and had been a lifelong resident. In 1975 Mayor Stanley was first elected...
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Michael C. Mula

February 19, 1964 - April 7, 2014

Westwood – Mr. Michael C. Mula, of Westwood, formerly of Waltham, died at his home surrounded by family on Monday, April 7, 2014 following a fifteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 50. Mike was born in Boston on February 19, 1964, the youngest of five children born to Rosario A. 'Rusty' and Dorothy A. (Akey) Mula of Waltham. He was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham...
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R. Stewart Wooster, Jr.

May 11, 1927 - April 6, 2014

I want to let you know that my sweet husband Stewart passed away yesterday morning, April 6. Until the beginning of last week he had been up and about, if weak, and eternally cheerful and content. His health took a precipitous turn on Wednesday but he was in no pain and his death was very peaceful. He died on a beautiful Sunday morning when Spring is finally in the air…….a day when, as son...
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Ronald J. Melanson

July 4, 1961 - April 4, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Ronald J. Melanson, of Waltham, died on Friday, April 4, 2014 in his home. He was 52. Ron was born in Waltham on July 4, 1961, a son of Odette M. (Maillet) (Melanson) Richard and the late Roger Melanson. He was a graduate of Farr Academy in Cambridge and had worked most of his life as a carpenter. Besides his mother he is survived by his step-father, Adrien Richard, of...
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Florencio R. "Floro" "Frank" Velis

March 27, 1944 - April 4, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Florencio R. "Floro" "Frank" Velis, of Waltham, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 70. Florencio was born in Cuba on March 27, 1944, the son of the late Pedro Velis and Angela Martinez de la Maza. He emigrated from his homeland to Miami, Florida in 1961 and shortly after that came to Boston to find work. In the early 60's he...
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Irene C. Cardone

October 7, 1922 - April 3, 2014

Westford – Mrs. Irene C. (Gariepy) Cardone, of Westford and formerly of Waltham, died Thursday April 3, 2014 in Lahey Clinic, Burlington. She was 91. Irene was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on October 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Philius and Rose Anna (Bricault) Gariepy. She lived in Woonsocket until her marriage to Nicholas Cardone on January 31, 1948. The pair made their home in...
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Delphine E. LeBlanc

January 8, 1918 - April 2, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Delphine E. (Richard) LeBlanc of Waltham died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in The Leland Home in Waltham. She was 96. Mrs. LeBlanc was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada on January 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Fred and Delina (Cormier) Richard. Delphine had lived in Waltham since 1960, and was a stitcher for the Aro Manufacturing Company in West Newton until her...
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Diane V. Currier

December 21, 1940 - April 1, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Diane V. (Marquis) Currier, of Waltham, died suddenly in her home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was 73. Diane was born in Boston on December 21, 1940, the first child of the late Robert J. and Gladys V. (Leydon) Marquis. She grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1958 and later Boston University in 1962. She began her career as an English teacher in the...
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Vincent A. Visconti

February 23, 1941 - March 29, 2014

Jonesborough, TN – Mr. Vincent A. Visconti of Jonesborough died Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN, surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer and respiratory disease. He was 73. Mr. Visconti was born in Boston on February 23, 1941, a son of the late Anthony and Nancy (Giaquinto) Visconti. He was a machinist who lived...
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Alan C. Stewart

September 28, 1942 - March 24, 2014

Alan C. Stewart, age 71, of Norwalk CT, passed away March 24, 2014 in Norwalk Hospital. Mr. Stewart was born on September 28, 1942 in Cambridge, MA and was the son of the late Francis J. Stewart, Jr. and Ruth Lindblad Stewart. Alan attended Waltham Schools and later attended college at North Park in Chicago. He was a Veteran of the U.S Army having served in the Vietnam War. He later re-located...
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Robert J. Meadows

March 5, 1932 - March 20, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Robert J. Meadows, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 82. Bob was born in Somerville on March 5, 1932, one of ten children born to the late Joseph and Alice Meadows. He grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Shortly after that the family moved to Arlington where he lived for a number...
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Michael J. O'Brien

September 30, 1951 - March 17, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Michael J. O'Brien, of Waltham, died on Monday, March 17, 2014 in his home surrounded by family. He was 62. Michael was born in Galway, Ireland, on September 30, 1951, a son of Mary (Connors) O'Brien and the late Alfred O'Brien. At the age of five he moved to the United States, living in Watertown for a short time before settling in Waltham. He graduated from Waltham Vocational...
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Donna M. O'Connell

January 10, 1932 - March 16, 2014

Nashua, New Hampshire – Mrs. Donna M. (Beecher) O'Connell, of Nashua, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Kindred Greenbriar in Nashua. She was 82. Donna was born in Schenectady, New York on January 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Clifford and Josephine (Granger) Beecher. She graduated from Newton High School and furthered her education at both Lasell College in Newton and...
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Joseph T. Arcuri

June 23, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Mr. Joseph T. Arcuri, of Waban, died on March 14, 2014 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was 83. Joe was born in Newton on June 23, 1930, eldest son of the late Vincent and Pasquelina (Fragale) Arcuri. From a young age, Joe had a strong sense of family responsibility, he was known to be strong and reliable, and during difficult times always made keeping the family together a...
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John W. Kelly

January 10, 1929 - March 14, 2014

Waltham – Mr. John W. Kelly, of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Carlyle House in Framingham surrounded by his family. He was 85. Born in Cambridge on January 10, 1929 he was one of eight children born to the late Roy and Gertrude (Crowley) Kelly. Affectionately known to all who knew him as either "Yakka" or "Jack", he moved to Waltham more than fifty-five...
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Bea O'Toole

October 13, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Waltham - Mrs. Beatrice E. " Bea " (Baldaro) O'Toole, of Waltham, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 86. She was born October 13, 1927 in Waltham a daughter of the late Frederick and Beatrice (Hall) Baldaro and was a graduate of Waltham High School. Like many young men and women her age she worked for many years at the former Waltham Watch Factory prior to...
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William E. Grinnell

November 30, 1934 - March 13, 2014

Waltham – Mr. William E. Grinnell, of Waltham, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was 79. Bill was born in Boston on November 30, 1934, the son of the late William and Thelma (McCrink) Grinnell. He grew up in Newton, graduated from Newton High School and attended Bentley College and Northeastern University, both in Boston. He joined the United States...
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Virginia R. "Ginny" Johnson

November 30, 1942 - March 12, 2014

Jamaica Plain – Virginia (Ginny) R. (Lagh) Johnson, of Jamaica Plain, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her family. She was 71. Ginny was born in Boston on November 30, 1942, the daughter of the late Arvid and Ruth (Nelson) Lagh. A resident of Jamaica Plain since last July, she had lived in Waltham from 1982 to 2003 and in Belfast,...
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Shirley Renna

October 19, 1923 - March 12, 2014

Waltham - Mrs.Shirley M. (Pike) Renna, of Waltham, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester. She was 90. Shirley was born October 19, 1923 in Worcester, a daughter of the late George W. and Violet J. (Wyman) Pike, and graduated from the former Commerce High School in 1941. After graduating, she owned and operated George's Auction Barn in Billerica for...
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Frank T. Moy

December 14, 1920 - March 11, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Frank T. Moy, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 with his family by his side. He was 93. Frank was born in Chicago on December 14, 1920, a son of the late James and Jenny (Wong Shee) Moy. After high school he went to work as a tool & die designer in Detroit and attended school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he obtained an undergraduate degree in...
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Sanjay Datta

September 15, 1940 - March 11, 2014

Dear Friends, With sadness I share the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, friend, colleague, mentor, and Harvard Medical School Professor, Sanjay Datta MBBS, who passed away early Tuesday morning. Sanjay was born in Dacca, India, a city flourishing with dhaka trees, whose bright orange flame-like flowers have been likened to fire. Indeed, Sanjay personified this form of energy...
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R. Birdie MacLennan

June 17, 1956 - March 10, 2014

R. Birdie MacLennan of Winooski, Vermont, age 57, died after a brief illness on March 10, 2014. Birdie began working in the University of Vermont's Libraries' Cataloging Department in 1990, after working at Harvard University and Merrimack College and receiving a Master of Library Sciences from Simmons College. Since 2008, she served as Director of the UVM Libraries' Resource Description and...
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Jeanette E. Giles

March 7, 1931 - March 10, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Jeanette E. (Lombardo) Giles, of Waltham, died in her home on Monday, March 10, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 83. Jeanette was born in Concord on March 7, 1931, a daughter of the late Charles and Vincenza (Prestipino). On April 26, 1959 she married James M. Giles and the pair settled in Waltham. She was artistic by nature and enjoyed playing the piano and oil painting...
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Margaret M. Cutler

October 13, 1945 - March 9, 2014

Waltham – Miss Margaret M. "Peggie" Cutler, of Waltham formerly of Newton, died on March 9, 2014 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 68. Peggie was born on October 13, 1945, a daughter of the late Margaret E. (White) Cutler. For many years she worked as a secretary in the operating room at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was very close with her family and took great care of her mother. She...
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Ruthe F. Humphrey

October 10, 1927 - March 7, 2014

Dorchester – Mrs. Ruthe F. (MacPhee) Humphrey, of Dorchester, died Friday March 7, 2014 at The Bostonian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 86. Ruthe was born in Boston on October 10, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Amelia (Luksha) MacPhee. She was raised in Brighton where she went to high school and later earned her nursing degree from Mount Auburn Hospital School of Nursing...
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Julia Jones Kerr

October 27, 1928 - March 4, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Julia Jones Kerr, of Waltham, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 85. Julia was born in Charleston, West Virginia on October 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph R. and Lucy (Cash) Jones. After her mother's death her father married MaeBelle (Arrington) Jones who helped to raise her and her brother, the late Joseph R. Jones, Jr. She was...
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Doris V. Fetterhoff

December 24, 1924 - March 3, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Doris V. Fetterhoff, of Waltham, died on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Newton Healthcare Center. She was 89. Doris was born in Brookline on December 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Harold D. and Hazel D. (Miles) Clinch. She graduated from Brighton High School and had worked for over twenty years at E.G. & G. Corp in Waltham as a collator. She then went to work at the Chateau...
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John L. Shea

April 17, 1940 - March 2, 2014

Boston - Mr. John L. Shea, formerly a longtime resident of Waltham, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Boston Medical Center after a long illness. He was 73. Mr. Shea was born in Belmont on April 17, 1940, a son of the late John and Mildred (Maguire) Shea. John graduated from Belmont High School and worked as a security guard. He is survived by his wife, Sonia A. (Kulish) Shea. John and Sonia...
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Phyllis E. Keirstead

January 23, 1963 - March 2, 2014

Hudson – Ms. Phyllis E. (Delaney) Keirstead, of Hudson, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her home. Phyllis was born in Waltham on January 23, 1963 and was a graduate of Waltham High School. A Waltham resident for most of her life, she worked for a number of years as an executive assistant at Bentley College in Waltham. She leaves her children, Kenneth C. and Kayla M....
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John T. Giles

December 17, 1931 - February 27, 2014

Retired Waltham Fire Captain John T. 'Jack' Giles died on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Stuart, Florida. He was 82. Jack was born in Waltham on December 17, 1931, a son of the late Patrick and Delia (Murphy) Giles. He attended St. Joseph's Elementary School, St. Mary's High School and earned his associates degree in Fire Science from Massachusetts Bay Community College. During the Korean...
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Richard J. Hoxie

March 4, 1934 - February 26, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Richard J. "Dick" Hoxie, of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at his home. He was 79. Dick was born in Quincy on March 4, 1934, a son of the late Everett and Alice (Malone) Hoxie and was a graduate of Quincy High School. During the Korean War he served with the United States Army. A Waltham resident of the past thirty-five years he was a sergeant on the Cambridge...
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Anna T. Cardarelli

April 7, 1923 - February 25, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Anna T. (McArdle) Cardarelli, of Westford, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in the Westford House. She was 90. Anna was born in Waltham on April 7, 1923, a daughter of the late James and Annie (Hardy) McArdle, and was a graduate of Saint Charles High School. Until her retirement in 1990 she worked as a customer service representative for the Jordan Marsh...
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Edward T. Cousineau

March 8, 1925 - February 24, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Edward T. Cousineau, of Waltham, died at home in the loving care of his family on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was 88. Ed was born in Watertown on March 8, 1925, a son of the late Edward and Harriet (Ford) Cousineau. A 1942 graduate of Watertown High School he worked for a time at American Mutual Insurance Company in Boston before enlisting in the United States Army. ...
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Joseph F. McEachern

April 22, 1942 - February 23, 2014

Naples, Fla. – Mr. Joseph F. McEachern, of Naples, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples. He was 71. Joe was born in Boston on April 22, 1942, a son of the late John and Lillian (Welch) McEachern. He was raised in Saugus and after high school joined the United States Navy. He spent three years aboard the USS Sandoval. After...
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Adeline M. 'Lynn' Gatti

August 10, 1947 - February 23, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Adeline M. 'Lynn' (Bastarache) Gatti, of Waltham, died in her home on February 23, 2014 with her family by her side. She was 66. Lynn was born on August 10, 1947 in New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Denis and Elise Bastarache. In 1963 she moved to Waltham and shortly thereafter graduated from Waltham High School. She married Lawrence S. Gatti on February 3, 1968...
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Marjorie E. Doyle

November 30, 1943 - February 20, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie E. (Cannistraro) Doyle, of Waltham, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 70. Marjorie was born in Waltham on November 30, 1943, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Marjorie E. (Leishman) Cannistraro, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had attended Boston University and Westbrook...
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Eva LeLievre

December 4, 1917 - February 19, 2014

Acton - Mrs. Eva ( Myers ) LeLievre, of Acton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the Life Care Center of Acton. She was 96. Eva was born in East Millinocket, Maine, on December 4, 1917, a daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena (Maillet) Myers. She was a resident of Waltham, West Yarmouth and Sudbury before moving to Acton. She worked as an inspector for Unitrode in Waltham until her...
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Sam Eldridge, Jr.

April 14, 1926 - February 18, 2014

Mr. Sam Eldridge, Jr. of Northborough died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Sterling Village Nursing Center in Sterling. He was 87. Mr. Eldridge was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on April 14, 1926, a son of the late Sam and Zola (Seabaugh) Eldridge. He was employed as a mechanic until his retirement at the age of 65. Sam was a World War Two veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He...
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Margaret R. Connolly

September 5, 1919 - February 18, 2014

Waltham – Miss Margaret R. 'Honey' Connolly, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waltham. She was 94. Margaret was born in Waltham on September 5, 1919, a daughter of the late Dennis and Delia (Daly) Connolly. She was a life-long resident of Waltham and graduated from St. Charles Elementary and High School. She worked for many years...
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Mary M. Gorman

September 2, 1945 - February 17, 2014

Framingham – Mrs. Mary M. (McKenzie) Gorman, of Framingham and formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. She was 68. Mary was born in Waltham on September 2, 1945, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (O'Brien) McKenzie. After graduation from high school she spent time traveling throughout Europe. Upon returning home she...
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Arthur V. Gailius, USA (Ret.)

January 19, 1926 - February 16, 2014

Waltham – Colonel Arthur V. Gailius, USA (Ret.) died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was 88. Arthur was born in Dorchester on January 19, 1926, a son of the late Joseph Ribokas Gailius and Mary (Kairiukatis) Gailius. He was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Boston Latin School. After high school he joined the United States...
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Geoffrey S. Bourque

September 25, 1968 - February 14, 2014

Acton – Mr. Geoffrey S. Bourque, of Acton and formerly of Waltham, died on February 14, 2014. He was 45. Geoff was born in Olean, New York, on September 25, 1968. He graduated from Waltham High School and after working for a number of years he enlisted in the Army. He was a loyal son, brother, uncle and friend to countless. He had a heart of gold and an affinity with children, often being...
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Mary J. Bonney

September 3, 1933 - February 14, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Mary J. (Papia) Bonney, of Waltham, died in her home on Friday, February 14, 2014. She was 80. Mary was born in Waltham on September 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Vincenza (Vella) Papia. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1951. Until her retirement she had worked as a receptionist at the New England...
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Dorothy T. O'Rourke

February 8, 1927 - February 13, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy T. (Kelly) O'Rourke, of Waltham, died on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 87. Dot was born in Newton on February 8, 1927, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Corcoran) Kelly. She married John P. O'Rourke on October 2, 1954 and the couple settled in Waltham where they would raise their family. She was wonderful and caring...
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Doris G. Skane

October 16, 1923 - February 12, 2014

Harwich – Mrs. Doris G. (Dunn) Skane, of Harwich, formerly of Waltham died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Epoch of Harwich. She was 90. Doris was born in Cambridge on October 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Murphy) Dunn. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. A Waltham resident for most of her life she worked for a number of years as a...
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Ernest D. Glynn

February 20, 1925 - February 11, 2014

Chatham – Mr. Ernest D. Glynn, of Chatham, formerly of Waltham died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his home. He was 88. Ernie was born in Salem on February 20, 1925, a son of the late Michael Butler Glynn and Margaret (Pitman) Glynn, and was a graduate of Salem State College. Until his retirement he was a math and business teacher for the Belmont Public Schools. Before that he taught for a...
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Constance V. Bergeron

July 13, 1919 - February 11, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Constance V. Bergeron, of Waltham, died in her home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was 94. Connie was born in Newton on July 13, 1919, a daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Fiorita) Newton. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and married Paul J. Bergeron in 1942. She was a wonderful and caring wife and mother, always putting others first. She enjoyed vacationing with...
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Alexander S. Melius

August 6, 1983 - February 11, 2014

Weston – Mr. Alexander S. Melius, of Weston, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Laconia, New Hampshire. He was 30. Alex was born in Winchester on August 6, 1983 and had lived in Tewksbury and in Belchertown for a number of years before moving to Weston. Alex attended Weston schools and graduated from North American Wilderness Academy in French Gulch, California. He will long be...
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Yvette L. Vincuilla

March 2, 1930 - February 7, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Yvette L. (Paul) Vincuilla, of Waltham, died Friday, February 7, 2014 in the Wilmington Health Care Center. She was 83. Yvette was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 2, 1930, a daughter of the late Alcide and Rachel (Veillette) Paul. She worked in the financial aid office at Brandeis University for a number of years and after retirement continued to work at Carlman's...
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Sandra J. MacIver

January 1, 1948 - February 7, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Sandra J. (Kirrane) MacIver, of Waltham, died Friday February 7, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was 66. Sandra was born in Brookline on January 1, 1948, a daughter of the late Francis and Doris (Russell) Kirrane. She was raised and educated in Brookline, moved to Waltham in 1968 and married L. Calvin "Scotty" MacIver in 1971. She worked as an operations clerk for...
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Joseph Richard 'Dick' Crowe

March 28, 1927 - February 3, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Joseph Richard 'Dick' Crowe, of Waltham, died on Monday February 3, 2014 in Golden Living Nursing Home in Newton. He was 86. Dick was born in Concord on March 28, 1927, the son of the late Frank and Fanny Crowe. After serving in the Navy he began his career in the business world at Household Finance Company. Dick met Marilyn O'Sullivan at Blessed Sacrament Church in...
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Harold Glenn MacGregor

April 14, 1929 - February 2, 2014

Waltham - Mr. Harold Glenn MacGregor of Waltham, Massachusetts, aged 84, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Glenn, also called Harold by some, was born in Quincy on April 14, 1929, the only child of Charles "Harold" MacGregor and Ethel Mosher (Langille) MacGregor. His father was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and his mother was born in Mapleton, Nova...
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Rita M. Cormier

June 22, 1928 - February 2, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Rita M. (Arsenault) Cormier, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her home. She was 85. Rita was born in St. Paul, New Brunswick on June 22, 1928, a daughter of the late Emile and Domine (Breau) Arsenault, and had been a Waltham resident since 1957. She was raised in St. Paul and lived for a time in Toronto and in Halifax, Nova Scotia before moving to Waltham. She...
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Hy H. Chang

November 27, 1921 - January 31, 2014

Waltham - Mr. Hy H. Chang, of Waltham, died Friday, January 31, 2014 in Epoch of Weston. He was 92. Hy was born in Vietnam on November 27, 1921, a son of the late Cong Van Chang and Che Dai Chan. During the unrest of the Vietnam War the Chang family moved to China before they were able to immigrate to the United States in 1980. Hy had met Deng K. Ly in Vietnam and the pair were married in 1946...
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Duncan MacDougall

September 15, 1947 - January 31, 2014

Waltham - Mr. Duncan MacDougall, of Waltham, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at home. He was 66. Duncan was born on September 15, 1947 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, one of twelve children of the late John and Anastasia (Wall) MacDougall. He graduated from Sydney Academy and immigrated to the United States in 1970. On September 19, 1970 he married Nina G. MacNevin in the former Saint Jean's Church in...
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Ernest R. Fiorelli

August 6, 1913 - January 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV – Mr. Ernest R. Fiorelli, of Las Vegas, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home. He was 100 years old. Mr. Fiorelli was born in Rome, Italy on August 6, 1913, a son of the late Erico and Theodora (Marcelli) Fiorelli. He lived in Waltham, Lincoln and in Simi Valley, California for a number of years before moving to Las Vegas. Until his retirement Mr. Fiorelli worked as an...
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Mary J. Reynolds

September 10, 1918 - January 28, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Mary J. (O'Brien) Reynolds, of Waltham, died on January 28, 2014 in Norwood Hospital. She was 95. Mary was born in Charlestown on September 10, 1918, a daughter of the late Justin and Mary (Goulding) O'Brien. She was a graduate of Somerville High School with the class of 1936 and worked for many years as an office manager at Stop and Shop Company in both Arlington and...
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R. Peter Bourque

August 25, 1935 - January 28, 2014

Bedford – Mr. R. Peter Bourque, of Waltham, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 78. Pete was born in Waltham on August 25, 1935, a son of the late Aurele and Amanda (Bourgeois) Bourque, and had been a lifelong resident of the city before moving to Bedford eight years ago. He was a graduate of Colburn Classical Institute in Waterville, Maine....
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John Pacetti

December 23, 1951 - January 28, 2014

Waltham - Mr. John R. Pacetti, of Waltham, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Parmenter House Hospice Residence in Wayland. He was 62. He was born in Fitchburg on December 23, 1951 a son of Anna (Volpe) Pacetti and the late John R. Pacetti. Raised and educated in Fitchburg he graduated from Fitchburg High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. On June 19, 1977 in...
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Kenneth J. Conboy

March 10, 1933 - January 27, 2014

West Newton – Mr. Kenneth J. Conboy, of West Newton, died on January 27, 2014 in Kindred Hospital, Brighton. He was 80. Kenneth was born in Finlayson, Minnesota on March 10, 1933, a son of the late Frank and Lucille (Martin) Conboy. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He had worked as an electronic salesman at both RadioShack and Sterling Electronics in Woburn. He is...
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Barbara A. Nestor

February 24, 1926 - January 27, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara A. (Tintle) (LaCrosse) Nestor, of Waltham, died Monday, January 27, 2014 in the Waban Health and Rehabilition Center. She was 87. Mrs. Nestor was born in Boston on February 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Paul G. and Edith (Shaw) Tintle. Barbara was raised in Billerica where she had graduated from Howe High School. She moved to Waltham in 1953 where she lived for...
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Marie R. Vitale

December 9, 1916 - January 26, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Marie R. (Giuliano) (Vinciullo) Vitale, of Waltham, died on Sunday January 26, 2014 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 97. Marie was born in Waltham on December 9, 1916, a daughter of the late Frank and Angelina (Giminarda) Giuliano. She was a lifelong resident of Waltham and until retirement worked as a receptionist in the Radiology Department at Waltham Hospital. She was...
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Arthur G. MacKenzie, Jr.

December 29, 1928 - January 25, 2014

Weston – Mr. Arthur G. MacKenzie, Jr., an accomplished classical pianist and producer in the entertainment industry, passed away after a long illness at the Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Waltham on Saturday, January 25, 2014. He was 85. Mr. MacKenzie, a resident of Weston for fifty-one years, was born on December 29, 1928 in Boston to the late Arthur George and Verna Raby...
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Ronald E. Isaacson

December 27, 1934 - January 25, 2014

Mr. Ronald E. Isaacson of Waltham died Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the de Rham Hospice House in Cambridge. He was 79. Ron was a lifelong Waltham resident. He was born on December 27, 1934, a son of the late Carl and Nina Blanche (White) Isaacson. Ron was in the shipping and receiving department at the Perkins School until his retirement. Prior to that, he was a truck driver for Hewlett...
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Frank V. Berinato

July 12, 1916 - January 24, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Frank V. Berinato, of Waltham, died Friday, January 24, 2014 in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 97. Frank was born in Waltham on July 12, 1916, a son of the late Vincent and Maria (Vasquez) Berinato. He was raised and educated in Watertown and in March of 1941 enlisted in the United States Army. After the outbreak of World War II...
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Louise M. Quinn

March 25, 1926 - January 23, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Louise M. (Burley) Quinn, of Waltham, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Stone Institute in Newton. She was 87. Louise was born in Newton on March 25, 1926, a daughter of the late James and Lillian (Fay) Burley, and moved to Waltham as a child. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had been a lifelong member of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish. Until her...
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Thomas J. "Tod" Herron III

May 27, 1947 - January 22, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Thomas J. 'Tod' Herron, III, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home. He was 66. Tod was born in Brockton on May 27, 1947, a son of the late Thomas J., Jr. and Dorothy (Rogers) Herron. He was raised in Stoughton where, as a member of the town's high school Class of 1965, he excelled on the football field. He later attended Suffolk University, graduating in...
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Ellen P. 'Pat' Kilmain

July 16, 1932 - January 21, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Ellen P. 'Pat' Kilmain, of Waltham, died on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Golden Living in Lexington. She was 81. Pat was born in Waltham on July 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Melvin and Lorraine (Bonin) Weagle. As a young woman she had worked as a theater performer in Boston and graduated from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She then went to work at Newton...
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Thomas F. McCarthy

November 5, 1924 - January 21, 2014

Watertown - Mr. Thomas F. McCarthy, a longtime resident of Watertown, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. He was 89. Tom was born in Somerville on November 5, 1924, a son of the late Daniel J. and Rose A. (Galvin) McCarthy. He served with the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Always a pacifist, he worked in communications on...
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James H. Fowler

February 25, 1928 - January 20, 2014

Waltham – Mr. James H. Fowler, of Waltham, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 85. Jim was born in Waltham on February 25, 1928, a son of the late James and Laura (Shea) Fowler, and had been a lifelong resident. During the tail end of World War II he served with the United States Army Air Corps. On November 22, 1948 he married Anna P. Camarra of Watertown...
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Regina T. Riccio

March 15, 1917 - January 18, 2014

Watertown – Mrs. Regina T. (Iannazzi) Riccio, of Watertown, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at her home. She was 96. Regina was born in Watertown on March 15, 1917, a daughter of the late Angelo and Teresa (Quaranto) Iannazzi, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked for a number of years as a lab assistant at Brandeis University in Waltham. Before her career...
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Josephine M. Nicolazzo

May 8, 1915 - January 17, 2014

Newton – Mrs. Josephine M. (Paladino) Nicolazzo, of Newton, died on Friday January 17th, 2014 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 98. Josephine was born in Waltham on May 8, 1915, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Paladino. In her earlier years she had worked as a dressmaker at Howell Button Factory in Waltham, Movers Dress Co. in Boston and the Boston Maid Dress Co. in Waltham. ...
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Mary G. "Sis" Scafidi

December 4, 1923 - January 16, 2014

Waltham - Mrs. Mary G. "Sis" (Nutile) Scafidi, of Waltham, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Royal Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Braintree. She was 90. Mary was born in Waltham on December 4, 1923, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Delorey) Nutile, and had been a lifelong resident. She worked as a potter for the Raytheon Company for many years until her retirement in 1989. ...
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Arthur M. Magee

January 24, 1936 - January 16, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Arthur M. Magee, of Waltham, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 77. Arthur was born in Waltham on January 24, 1936, a son of the late Edward and Ruth (Manning) Magee. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1954 where he played on the baseball team. He met his future bride, Mary Ellen Roach, at Lowell Field in...
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George M. Doherty

September 27, 1928 - January 16, 2014

Waltham – Mr. George M. Doherty, of Waltham, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at his home. He was 85. George was born in Boston on September 27, 1928, a son of the late Bernard and Winifred (Carlin) Doherty, both natives of County Donegal, Ireland. He was raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Boston's South End. After that he attended Bentley School of...
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Edwina C. Cox

December 26, 1923 - January 16, 2014

Woburn – Mrs. Edwina C. (Wilkie) Cox, of Woburn, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 90. Mrs. Cox was born in Brighton on December 26, 1923, a daughter of the late Robert and Edwina (Pennell) Wilkie. Edwina lived in Waltham for many years and was a buyer for thirty years at Grover Cronin's Department Store on Moody Street in...
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Leonard M. Paolicelli

February 3, 1957 - January 12, 2014

Mr. Leonard M. Paolicelli, of Waltham, died on Sunday, January 12, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 56. Leonard was born in Brighton on Feburary 3, 1957, a son of Ruth F. (White) Paolicelli and the late Vincent F. Paolicelli. He was a lifelong Waltham resident. In his younger days, Lenny could often be found outside his home with a toy truck or car in each hand greeting his...
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Edward P. Pinnella

March 31, 1961 - January 11, 2014

Waltham – Mr. Edward P. Pinnella, of Waltham, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 52. Ed was born in Great Neck, New York on March 31, 1962 and attended State University of New York in Farmingdale, Long Island. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and had worked in the field all of his life. Before moving to...
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Madeline J. Renna

November 29, 1922 - January 11, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Madeline J. (Graceffa) Renna, of Waltham, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Emerson Village Nursing Home in Watertown. She was 91. Madeline was born in Waltham on November 29, 1922, a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Fanara) Graceffa, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked for a number of years for the Raytheon Company in Waltham. She was...
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Antonina Cinqueonce

May 27, 1932 - January 11, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Antonina (Faranda) Cinqueonce, of Waltham, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. She was 81. Antonina was born in Ucria, Sicily on May 27, 1932, the oldest of six children born to the late Domenico and Carmela (Orefice) Faranda. She immigrated to the United States in 1973 and settled with her family in Waltham. She immediately set...
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Ann M. LaForte

June 30, 1915 - January 8, 2014

Waltham – Mrs. Ann M. (Annunziata) LaForte, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 98. Ann was born in Belmont on June 30, 1915, a daughter of the late Louis and Angelina (Restuccia) Annunziata. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. On November 12, 1940 she married Roy H. LaForte. Ann worked for many...
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John N. Rooney

October 26, 1923 - January 6, 2014

Waltham - Mr. John N. Rooney, of Needham and Norwood, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, January 6, 2014. He was 90. John was born on October 26, 1923 in Waltham a son of the late Joseph H. and Julia (Shea) Rooney. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School. Like many other young men his age he joined the United States Navy out of high school. He...
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