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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

John P. Iandoli

August 11, 1925 - September 18, 2019

In a recent article published in the Telegram about 'The Greatest Generation' John Iandoli didn't mince his words. In fact he was very candid and not necessarily politically correct as he called it like it was in his words. His details were brutally honest about combat and war, life and death. The article talked about his entry as a Marine during World War II where he received the Bronze Star...
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Theresa M. Cousineau

May 31, 1927 - September 16, 2019

Mrs. Theresa M. (Furey) Cousineau, of Waltham, passed away on September 16, 2019. She was 92. On May 31, 1927, Theresa was one of six children born to Ireland natives, Thomas and Ella (Cunningham) Furey. Born and raised in Watertown, she was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School, and it was also at her home parish that she married her sweetheart, fellow Watertown native, Edward T....
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Alphonse Centofanti

January 9, 1920 - September 16, 2019

Mr. Alphonse Centofanti of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, September 16, 2019 in John Adams House in Quincy. He was 99. Born on January 9, 1920 in Cambridge, Alphonse was the son of Italian immigrants Falco "Frank" and Josephine (Pacella) Centofanti. A graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Al honorably served the country in the United States Navy, both in the...
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Adrianna A. Smith

July 6, 1992 - September 15, 2019

Adrianna Smith loved the people in her life and all the creatures God placed on earth. With her lifelong passion for animals she established her own company Walks 4 Pawz and loved going to work each day. Adrianna preferred country living as opposed to city and had dreams of owning and living on farm of her own someday. In her short time here on this earth she touched the lives of so many...
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Lorraine M. (Verme) Livingston

February 10, 1923 - September 13, 2019

Mrs. Lorraine M. (Verme) Livingston, formerly of Summit, NJ, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise of Weston. She was 96. Lorraine was born on February 10, 1923 in Moline, Illinois, daughter of the late Albin and Hulda (Nelson) Verme. Raised in Moline she was a graduate of Moline High School. Lorraine married Lloyd E. Livingston on June 16, 1951 in Salem Lutheran Church and they lived 13...
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Molly (Scherf) Sullivan

February 22, 1929 - September 13, 2019

Ms. Molly (Scherf) Sullivan, of Waltham, died on September 13, 2019. She was 90 years old. Molly was born on February 22, 1929 in Dinslaken, a small town located in Northwest Germany. She was one of five children of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Kaiser) Scherf. They say that some of the best things in life are the people we love, the places we've seen and the memories we've made along the...
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Thelma (Stamas) Nonis

June 22, 1921 - September 12, 2019

Mrs. Thelma (Stamas) Nonis, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown and Cambridge, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 98. Thelma was born on June 22, 1921 in Cambridge, the daughter of immigrants Nicholas P. and Nicoletta (Kokinakas) Stamas. Raised in Cambridge, she graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin and the Burdett Business School. With an eye for detail,...
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John J. Ferrera

November 26, 1935 - September 11, 2019

Mr. John J. Ferrera, of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. He was 83. John was born in Waltham on November 26, 1935, the son of Italian immigrants Francesco and Carmela (Perania) Ferrera. After graduating from Waltham High School he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he was a top achiever as a Marine and Electrical Engineer in...
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September 11, 2001

September 11, 2019

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. Every life with a story to tell . . . and a family grieving to this day. May their memories 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...
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Manfred Celestin Charles

April 6, 1929 - September 9, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Manfred Celestin Charles, formerly of Woodside, Queens New York died on Monday, September 9, 2019.He was 90 years old. He was born April 6, 1929 in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. A son of the late Stephen and Cecile (Riche) Charles, Manfred immigrated to the United States in 1969. He lived most of his life in Woodside, Queens, New York before moving to Waltham with his son in December 2018....
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Peter A. Holland

February 27, 1937 - September 9, 2019

As a longtime collegiate rowing coach, Pete Holland's advice was simple: 'Pull hard and you will go fast.' His passion for the sport afforded him a long, successful and rewarding coaching career that he never regarded as "work." Peter died at his home at the Southgate Retirement Community in Shrewsbury on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was 82. Born on February 27, 1937 in Boston, he was a...
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Richard Pike "Pudgy" Martin, Jr.

February 5, 1941 - September 8, 2019

Weston – Mr. Richard Pike 'Pudgy' Martin, Jr., of Weston, died at home on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was 78. Pudgy was born in Lexington on February 5, 1941 to the late Antonette L. (Gabri) and Richard P. Martin, Sr. He had attended Lexington High School and learned how to work hard at a young age. In 1965 he took over and renamed Martin's Waltham Spring Company on Music Hall Avenue. ...
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Christina C. Coutard

September 6, 2019

Ms. Christina C. Coutard, of Waltham, died Friday, September 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Andre Coutard and Anne Marie Duchatellier. Christina was a smart, beautiful, funny, and vivacious lady who lived life to the fullest. She was captivating and always the center of attention. With Christina, not only did her charisma draw you in, but it left you with a lasting fondness for her...
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Maureen E. Green

November 7, 1974 - September 5, 2019

Waltham – Maureen E. Green, of Waltham, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 44. Maureen was born in Waltham on November 7, 1974, a daughter of Ernest A. and Ann T. (Carney) Green, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and earned her bachelor's degree at Westfield State College. Her love of children...
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Mary E. Texeira

January 29, 1918 - September 5, 2019

Mrs. Mary E. (Moynihan) Texeira, of Waltham, died in her home on Thursday September 5, 2019. She was 101. Mary was born in Cambridge on January 29, 1918, one of six children to the late Dennis and Mary (Heffernan) Moynihan who had come to the United States from Ireland. After her graduation from Cambridge Latin High School she began her work as a secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of...
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Christina Danielson

March 17, 1986 - September 4, 2019

Ms. Christina M. Danielson, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 33. Christina was born on March 17, 1986 in Waltham a daughter of Jane F. Danielson and Matthew H. Stanhope. Raised and educated in Waltham she had always had a keen interest in art and fashion and worked for a time as a clerk at Jordan's Furniture. In addition to her mother...
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Robert E. Champagne, s.m.

September 3, 1922 - September 3, 2019

"Marists are men and women who strive to live the Gospel the way Mary lived it." Rev. Robert E. Champagne, s.m., of Waltham, died on September 3, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence on his 97th birthday. Born in Peabody on September 3, 1922, he was one of nine children of the late Arthur B. and Aurelie (Gagnon) Champagne. Fr. Champagne was known for his caring, gentle nature and his...
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Ernest J. Rogers

February 8, 1927 - August 31, 2019

Mr. Ernest J. Rogers, of Boston, formerly of Waltham and Cambridge, died on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in The Sherrill House, Boston. He was 92. Ernie was born in Cambridge on February 8, 1927, the son of the late Jeremiah and Lillian (Corbett) Rogers. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War Two. On April 20, 1950 he married M. Helen Hennessy in St. Mary's Church in Cambridge where...
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Violet Elizabeth Richard

March 2, 2018 - August 29, 2019

Violet Elizabeth Richard, beloved daughter of Andrew S. and Michelle V. (St. Cyr) Richard, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Boston Medical Center. Violet was born in Boston on March 2, 2018 and was so smart and sweet. She loved to dance and scream in happiness. She loved all animals. She loved to be outside, taking walks. She loved Tuesday night dinners at Nana and Papa's, her first trip...
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Eleanor L.(McDonald) Mitchell

June 14, 1920 - August 29, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor L. (McDonald) Mitchell, of Waltham, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 99. Eleanor was born in Waltham on June 14, 1920, one of three daughters of the late William and Ann (Campbell) McDonald. She graduated from Waltham High School and worked as a customer service representative at the New England Telephone Company. She lived...
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Sandra K.Y. Wong

October 20, 1940 - August 28, 2019

Framingham – Mrs. Sandra K.Y. Wong, of Framingham, formerly of Bourne, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston. She was 78. Sandra was born in Hong Kong on October 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Kit and Wai Yin (Lok) Wong. At the age of 16 she moved to the United States, settling in Brighton. She had lived in Bourne for a number of years before...
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Roland Bernard

June 30, 1955 - August 25, 2019

Mr. Roland Bernard, formerly of Waltham, Framingham and Marlborough died Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Metrowest Medical Center. He was 64. Roland was born June 30, 1955 in Waltham a son of the late Lucien and Agnes (Robichaud) Bernard. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School. He worked for many years as a transportation safety agent at Logan International Airport in...
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Martha L. (Richardson) Holmes

February 2, 1923 - August 22, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Martha L. (Richardson) Holmes, of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was 96. Martha was born in Waltham on February 2, 1923, one of nine children of the late Walter and Thelma (Horne) Richardson, and was a lifelong resident. She was a proud member of the Waltham High School Class of 1941 and after that began a forty-four year career with the...
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Helen F. (Pistorino) Kavaleski

June 25, 1924 - August 20, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Helen F. (Pistorino) Kavaleski, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Leland Home. She was 95. Helen was born on June 25, 1924 at the family home on Maryland Street in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester, a daughter of the late John F. and Marie S. (Stenborg) Pistorino. In 1930, she moved with her family one street over to Auckland Street where she spent her...
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Maryellen M. (Fichtner) Libitz

October 27, 1947 - August 17, 2019

Maryellen Libitz's favorite numbers were 528, 4032 and of course the number 13. She was calculated with her lottery purchases and quite often successful with winnings. She also loved a good game of bingo and joyfully shouted BINGO when she won! Her other pleasures in life were simple...time spent with her immediate and large extended family. Christmas was the second best holiday to Halloween and...
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Janice D. Smolinsky

July 18, 1936 - August 16, 2019

Mrs. Janice D. Smolinsky of Waltham died peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 83. Janice loved to help care for her children and grandchildren and in her younger years she had been a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed her job as a host at the McDonald's on Main Street in Waltham where she was a familiar face for over 13 years. She was the wife of...
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John A. Cameron

October 22, 1959 - August 16, 2019

Mr. John A. Cameron, of Watertown, died Friday, August 16, 2019. He was 59. John was born and raised in Watertown and lived for a time in Waltham. He was a son of the late Archibald B. and Mary J. (Dorie) Cameron and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He worked in construction all his life and became a master plasterer, so good at his trade that he earned the nickname 'Johnny...
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Carolyn M. (Roche) Dushanek

January 20, 1933 - August 15, 2019

Mrs. Carolyn M. Dushanek, of Hudson, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on August 15, 2019. She was 86. Carolyn was born January 20, 1933 in Waltham, a daughter of the late Severin S. and Constance H. (Bolio) Roche. She is predeceased by her younger brother, Neil Roche, of Waltham. She grew up in Waltham and attended Waltham High School. During the war, she spent some happy times in...
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Eilene A. Blanchard

March 18, 1923 - August 14, 2019

Gloucester – Mrs. Eilene A. (Mulcahy) Blanchard, of Gloucester, formerly of Waltham, died August 14, 2019. She was 96. Eilene was born in Watham on March 18, 1923, one of six children of the late Paul M. and Helen M. (Donnelly) Mulcahy. Raised in Waltham, Eilene was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. She went on to continue her education at Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Neil V. Thompson II

March 8, 1982 - August 14, 2019

Neil V. Thompson II, of Lowell, formerly of Waltham died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He was 37 years old. Neil was born in Boston on March 8, 1982, and was raised and educated in Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High School. He had attended UMass Lowell where he was currently studying to obtain his degree in computer science. Neil played the bass guitar and loved music of all kinds,...
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Shawn T. Giles

April 12, 1967 - August 13, 2019

Shawn was the kind of go-to guy for just about anything. . .a loving son, brother, uncle, co-worker and friend, Shawn was there ready and willing whether it was to check-in on family, to offer a helping hand with the lawn out back, or simply to be a listening ear. Mr. Shawn T. Giles, of Rowley, formerly of Waltham, died on August 13, 2019. He was 52. Shawn was born in Waltham on April 12,...
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Mary L. Stark

December 13, 1961 - August 13, 2019

Mary L. (Mills) Stark, of Northborough, formerly of Waltham, died at home on August 13, 2019. She was 57. Mary was born in Waltham on December 13, 1961, a daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Claire (Coxall) Mills. She was raised in Waltham and then moved to Shrewsbury, Leicester for 23 years and finally to Northborough where she had lived since 2013. She was an animal lover and had a special...
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Patricia A. Tolan

December 15, 1953 - August 11, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. 'Tricia' (DePass) Tolan, of Waltham, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was 65 years old. Tricia was born in Waltham on December 15, 1953, one of eleven children born to the late John and Eleanor 'Susie' (Hughes) DePass. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1971and had been a lifelong resident of the city. For over thirty...
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Nicholas V. DiIeso

April 27, 1933 - August 11, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Nicholas Vincent DiIeso, of Waltham, formerly of East Boston, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge surrounded by his family. He was 86. Born in Boston on April 27, 1933 to Margarita and Nicola DiIeso, he attended English High School and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in 1955. Nick earned his master's degree from...
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Gerald F. 'Gerry' Nugent

September 30, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Little changed about Gerry Nugent through his nearly 89 years…in particular his signature haircut (flat top), his affable personality, wonderful sense of humor and gifted ability to quietly make a difference! Mother Teresa said 'Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.' For over sixty years Gerry quietly made change happen and impacted the lives of so...
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Betty Jane Hally

February 3, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Betty Hally had a contagious sense of humor, fantastic wit…and a wide filter. You knew where you stood with her and if it was on her tongue chances are you heard her thoughts. She didn't mince her words but by the same you knew she liked or loved you or both! In her 89th year Betty found life's eternal rest on Sunday, August 11, 2019 when she died at The Christopher House in Worcester...
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M. Doris Pickering

September 6, 1922 - August 9, 2019

Weston – Mrs. M. Doris (Mason) Pickering, of Weston, formerly of Watertown, died Friday August 9, 2019 in her home. She was 96. Born in Boston on September 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Pohl) Mason. Raised and educated in South Boston, she graduated from the local high school, on Telegraph Hill in Dorchester Heights, in 1940. Doris' first job after graduating...
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Phyllis M. Warren

March 10, 1930 - August 7, 2019

Mrs. Phyllis M. (McDonald) Warren, of Bourne and formerly of Waltham, died on Wednesday August 7, 2019. She was 89. Phyllis was born in West Newton on March 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Cox) McDonald. She graduated from St. Charles High School in Waltham and had been a resident of the city until a move to the Cape five years ago. She had been very active in various...
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Ella M. Crowe

March 25, 1924 - August 6, 2019

Mrs. Ella M. (Breton) Crowe, of Waltham, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 95. Ella was the wife of the late Robert S. Crowe who died in 1987. The pair married at Saint Charles Borromeo Church on April 4, 1948 and continued to make Waltham their home where they would raise their family. Born in Cambridge on March 25, 1924, she was a...
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Theresa C. Leger

May 13, 1936 - July 31, 2019

Mrs. Theresa C. Leger, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 83. Theresa was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick on May 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Zoel and Josephine (Allain) Gautreau. On July 9, 1960 she married Omer J. Leger in Memramcook and the couple settled in Waltham where they would raise their family and have lived ever since. She was...
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Fernando A. 'Chico' Figueras

February 28, 1937 - July 30, 2019

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. You may never know where you fit but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you. Anyone that knew Chico Figueras knows he was masterful at completing the most detailed and intricate thousand-plus piece puzzles with great patience and skill. Fernando A. 'Chico' Figueras was born February 28, 1937 in Camaguey, Cuba the only...
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Robert J. Brown

November 8, 1941 - July 28, 2019

Mr. Robert J. Brown, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He was 77. Bob was born in Waltham on November 8, 1941, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (McKenney) Brown. Before his retirement he had worked for over thirty years in the research and development department at The Raytheon Company. Bob loved all things outdoors. Hunting and fishing were his...
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Betty N. (Ernst) Olbrys

May 14, 1926 - July 27, 2019

Lexington, KY – Mrs. Betty N. (Ernst) Olbrys died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky following a period of declining health. She was 93. Betty was born in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 14, 1926, the only child of the late Russell and Edna Pearl (Charlesworth) Ernst. As a child she moved with her family to Somerville...
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Irving "Pete" Connolly

June 17, 1931 - July 27, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Irving "Pete" Connolly, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at his summer home in Hampton, New Hampshire following a period of declining health. He was 88. Pete was born in Waltham, a son of the late Peter J. and Alice M. (Pouliot) Connolly, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and after that served with the United States Air Force...
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Robert T. Carney

May 4, 1936 - July 24, 2019

Mr. Robert T. Carney, of Waltham, died on Wednesday July 24, 2019. He was 83 years old. Bob was born in Waltham on May 4, 1936, the son of the late Louis W. and Mary E. (Cahill) Carney. After graduation from Waltham High School he spent five years serving in the U.S. Army National Guard. Before his retirement he had worked for many years as a department manager at Sears and Roebuck Company. In...
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Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc

March 6, 1936 - July 24, 2019

Centerville – Rev. Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc, of Centerville, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Harbor Point in Centerville following a period of declining health. He was 83. Father LeBlanc was born in Waltham on March 6, 1936, a son of the late Edward L. and Irene M. (Demers) LeBlanc, and graduated from Saint Charles High School in Waltham and from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton. He...
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Paul R. Bolles

April 6, 1944 - July 24, 2019

Laconia, NH – Mr. Paul R. Bolles, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home. He was 75. Paul was born in Cambridge on April 6, 1944, a son of the late Jesse and Margaret (McGrath) Bolles. He moved with his family to Waltham as a teen and after high school served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Until his retirement he worked for more than thirty years as an...
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Marie A. (Bartsch) (MacDonald) Ray

February 13, 1930 - July 23, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Marie A. (Bartsch) (MacDonald) Ray, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home. She was 89. Marie was born in Boston on February 13, 1930, a daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Dailey) Bartsch, and was raised in West Roxbury and in Jamaica Plain. She lived in Ormond Beach, Florida before moving to Waltham thirty years ago where she was an active member of Our...
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Margaret M. 'Peggy' Broderick

March 4, 1945 - July 23, 2019

Mrs. Margaret M. 'Peggy' (Dolan) Broderick, of Watertown, died peacefully on Tuesday July 23, 2019 in her home. She was 74. Peggy was born in County Cavan, Ireland on March 4, 1945, the daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Dolan. At the age of 19 she, along with her three sisters, made the move to the United States where she would meet a young Irishman named Martin 'Mattie'...
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Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' (DiGiacomandrea) LaRose

September 21, 1954 - July 20, 2019

Belmont – Mrs. Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' (DiGiacomandrea) LaRose, of Belmont, died Saturday July 20, 2019 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She was 64. Betty Lou was born in Somerville on September 21, 1954, a daughter of Elizabeth (Greco) DiGiacomandrea of Belmont and the late Louis DiGiacomandrea. She was raised and educated in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School with the...
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Norman S. Collett

July 31, 1930 - July 20, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Norman S. Collett, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. He was 88. Norman was born in Waltham on July 31, 1930, a son of the late William and Eva (Connelly) Collett. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948 and then joined the United States Coast Guard where he became the youngest 2nd Class Petty Officer on the Coast...
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Joanne (Bellan) Wilson

February 10, 1953 - July 18, 2019

Milford – Mrs. Joanne (Bellan) Wilson, of Milford, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was 66. Joanne was born in Waltham on February 10, 1953, a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Rehill) Bellan, and had lived in Waltham before moving to Milford in 1992. She worked for years as a certified nursing assistant at Whitcomb House in Milford. On July 5,...
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John C. Foreman

March 6, 1949 - July 15, 2019

Newton – Mr. John C. Foreman, of Newton, died on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was 70. John was born in Waltham on March 6, 1949, the son of the late Randolph and Olive (Carson) Foreman. Following a move to Watertown John graduated from Watertown High in 1968. John played violin and attended Longy School of Music in Cambridge to study his craft. During the Vietnam War he served with the...
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Rita A. (Walsh) Curtin

October 7, 1920 - July 12, 2019

Norton - Mrs. Rita A. (Walsh) Curtin, of Norton, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Wingate at Norton. She was 98. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Curtin. She was born in Waltham on October 7, 1920, a daughter of the late William J. and Catherine C. (Robichaud) Walsh, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Norton ten years ago. Rita was a 1938...
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Jean Philippe Roche

July 5, 1988 - July 10, 2019

Jean Philippe Roche, age 31, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Care Dimensions Hospice House. Jean Phillippe, better known as Pipo, spent his final days surrounded by family and friends that he had impacted in such a memorable way. Pipo was born July 5, 1988, in Bois Monquette, Petion-ville, Haiti, to Jean (deceased) and Viergella Roche. He married Vanessa Abellard on...
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John M. 'Jack' Daly

March 29, 1942 - July 10, 2019

Waltham – Mr. John M. 'Jack' Daly, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was 77. Jack was born in Belmont on March 29, 1942, the son of the late Walter F. and Mary F. (Kelly) Daly. When Jack was young the family moved to Waltham and after graduating from Waltham High School he earned his degree from Northeastern University. Before his...
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Gary J. Carroll

April 19, 1964 - July 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Gary J. Carroll, of Waltham, died on Tuesday July 9, 2019 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 55. Gary was born in Waltham on April 19, 1964, a son of Linda M. (Mogan) Carroll of Waltham and the late Richard H. Carroll. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He was a talented carpenter and in his spare time loved...
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Jane C. Leard

April 9, 1947 - July 8, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Jane C. (Welch) Leard, of Waltham, died peacefully on Monday July 8, 2019 in her home. She was 72. Jane was born in Waltham on April 9, 1947, a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Mary (Slauenwhite) Welch. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and later earned her degree from Emmanuel College in 1969. On August 5, 1972 she married Richard W. Leard in Our...
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Louise A. (Marier) Jones

November 28, 1922 - July 7, 2019

Framingham – Mrs. Louise A. (Marier) Jones, of Framingham, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 96. Louise was born in Lawrence on November 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (Crane) Marier. After graduating from Lawrence High School she attended Burdett Business School in Boston. In January, 1956 she married Waltham native Frank C....
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James R. Regan

October 30, 1944 - July 7, 2019

Waltham – Mr. James R. Regan, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 74. Jim was born in Waltham on October 30, 1944, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Dryden) Regan, and was a lifelong resident. His family were among the founding members of Saint Jude Parish in 1949 and where he was a longtime lector as Sunday masses. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1962...
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Thomas J. Noonan

February 26, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Long before President Kennedy's inaugural address of 1961 in which he said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country' Tommy Noonan was living these inspired words. After a lifetime of service to God, family, friends and his country he died in the comfort of his home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 90. Born on February 26, 1929 in Worcester he was one of...
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Donnamarie (Thomas) Keaney

September 9, 1958 - July 6, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Donnamarie (Thomas) Keaney, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, July 6, 2019 following a period of declining health. She was 60. Donnamarie was born in Chelsea on September 9, 1958, the daughter of the late William and Donna (Campbell) Thomas, and lived in Dorchester before moving to Waltham in her teens. She had worked for many years as a print technician at Kwik-Kopy...
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Flora (Leger) Clancy

July 6, 1917 - July 6, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Flora (Leger) Clancy, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, her 102nd birthday. Flora was born in Fitchburg, a daughter of the late Napoleon and Emma (Landry) Leger and was raised in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. She moved to Waltham in 1946 where she went to work at the Waltham Watch Factory before her marriage to Waltham native John J. Clancy who died in February, 1992. ...
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Virginia T. Hachey

November 11, 1931 - July 6, 2019

Virginia T. Hachey (Marifiote), of Waltham, died on Saturday, July 6,2019 at home. She was 87. Virginia was born on November 11, 1931 in Watertown, a daughter of the late Anthony and Nellie Marifiote (Scioli). A graduate of Watertown High School, she later married Cambridge native David H. Hachey at Saint Patrick's Church on April 11, 1953. They moved to Waltham in 1957 to raise and educate...
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Max Chretien

February 29, 1924 - July 1, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Max Chretien, of Waltham, died after a long and well lived life at his home on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was 95. Max was born in Basel, Switzerland on February 29, 1924, the son of the late Walter and Louise (Horand) Chretien. As a youngster he enjoyed visiting his grandmother and cousins in the countryside and whenever possible he spent time hiking and biking in the southern...
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Camille (Congelos) Butler

November 19, 1942 - July 1, 2019

'We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death - Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow…Sunday will come!' wrote Mormon Joseph B. Wirthlin. Camille Butler's Sunday came peacefully but joyful and welcomed on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was 76. Camille Congelos was born November 19, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut a daughter of the late...
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Peter S. Talanian

March 28, 1924 - July 1, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Peter S. Talanian, of Waltham, died at home on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was 95. Peter was born in Boston on March 28, 1924, a son of the late Soukias and Lucy (Michaelian) Talanian and was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in Boston. Right after that he joined the United States Army where he became a mortarman with the 363rd Infantry. Soon after joining the Army...
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Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone

May 7, 1944 - June 28, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone, of Arundel, Maine, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. She was 75. Judy was born and raised in Waltham and was a 1963 graduate of Waltham High School. After that she went to work at the City of Waltham auditor's office where she spent the next thirty-nine years, retiring as head clerk in 2002. Never one to...
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Evelyn M. (Cherelli) Knox

May 22, 1928 - June 27, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Evelyn M. (Cherelli) Knox, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Saint Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 91. Evelyn was born and raised in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Angelo and Ida (Molasky) Cherelli, and moved to Waltham shortly after her 1957 marriage to Charles J. Knox. They became lifelong residents in Our Lady's Parish where Charlie was a longtime usher...
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Janet M. (Karchenes) Peters

September 18, 1943 - June 24, 2019

Weston - Mrs. Janet M. (Karchenes) Peters, of Weston, died at home on Monday, June 24, 2019. She was 75. Janet was born and raised in Watertown, the daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Connors) Karchenes. She was a 1961 graduate of Watertown High School. In August, 1963 she married her high school sweetheart, Charles J. Peters, in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown. The couple...
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Elizabeth M. (Caissie) Melanson

September 17, 1942 - June 23, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Caissie) Melanson, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in The Lutheran Rehab. and Skilled Care Center Worcester. She was 76. Elizabeth was born in St. Philippe Wisener, New Brunswick on September 17, 1942, a daughter of the late Clement and Anna (Gallant) Caissie, and had been a Waltham resident since 1963. Until her retirement she had worked for years in...
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Phyllis E. (McKay) Gatti

March 20, 1941 - June 22, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis E. (McKay) Gatti, of Waltham, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in her home. She was 78. Phyllis was born in Waltham on March 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Wallace and Alice (Lirette) McKay, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1960 graduate of Waltham High School. Until her retirement she worked for years at the Guaranty-First Trust Company in Waltham. She...
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Jeffrey L. O'Reilly

February 4, 1953 - June 22, 2019

Hanson – Mr. Jeffrey L. O'Reilly, of Hanson, died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was 66. Jeff was born in Quincy on February 4, 1953, a son of Gloria (Peachey) O'Reilly of Brockton and the late William O'Reilly. He was raised in Rockland where he graduated from high school in 1971. After that he earned his bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in Boston. Until his retirement he worked...
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Phyllis V. (Ingham) Martin

September 10, 1922 - June 20, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis V. (Ingham) Martin, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 in her home at Waltham Crossings. She was 96. Phyllis was born in Lynn on September 10, 1922, the only child of Russell and Hazel (Cyr) Ingham. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and The Chandler School of Boston. Before she married Laconia, New Hampshire native Anthony G. 'Tony' Martin she...
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William S. Voner

May 25, 1956 - June 19, 2019

Mr. William S. Voner, of Belmont, formerly of Waltham, died on June 19, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 63. Bill was born in Boston on May 25, 1956, one of eight children to Paul and Marjorie (Mills) Voner. Bill loved to be outdoors and could often be found riding his bike around the streets of Belmont, often stopping at the local pawn shop to see if there was anything he could add...
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Esther (Beley) (Warren) Hynes

May 15, 1937 - June 17, 2019

Mrs. Esther (Beley) (Warren) Hynes, of Saugus and Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. Esther was born in Belmont on May 15, 1937, one of three children to the late Edward and Alice (Gray) Beley. She worked for many years before retirement as an LPN at Waltham Hospital, the VA in Mattapan and finally as a private clinic dialysis...
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Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton

June 15, 1930 - June 14, 2019

Newton - Mrs. Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton, of Newton, passed peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 (the day before her 89th birthday) surrounded by her daughter Carolyn and her two grandsons Jared and Justin. Mrs. Singleton was the middle child of Thomas E., Sr. and Adelina (Carter) Pierce. She was raised in Arlington where her parents were the first African-American family to...
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John A. Tedesco

February 9, 1931 - June 14, 2019

Newtonville – Mr. John A. Tedesco, of Newtonville, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 88. John was born in Newton on February 9, 1931, one of nine children born to the late Vincenzo and Filomena (Demambro) Tedesco, and had been a lifelong resident. During the Korean War he served with the United States Navy. After the service he joined the...
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Thomas E. Monaghan

November 25, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Thomas E. Monaghan, of Waltham, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer. He was 77. Tom was born in Waltham on November 25, 1941, a son of the late John and Agnes (Tully) Monaghan, and was a lifelong resident. Tom was employed by the Raytheon Company for 41 years and served as a lieutenant for their...
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Bernadette I. Duffy

July 2, 1921 - June 14, 2019

Waltham – Ms. Bernadette I. Duffy died Friday, June 14, 2019 in The Leland Home. She was 97. Bernadette was born July 2, 1921 in Waltham a daughter of the late John J. and Isabella L. (Biggins) Duffy. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. Bernie worked as a physical therapist in the office of Dr. James Helms in Watertown for many years before...
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Robert A. Vass

September 2, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Buzzards Bay – Mr. Robert A. Vass, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Friday, June 14, 2019 after an illness. He was 77. Bob was born September 2, 1941 in Revere a son of the late Edward and Frances (Tranfaglia) Vass. Raised in Revere he was a graduate of Revere High School. He married Watertown native Phyllis M. Parrella in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown on April 27, 1963. They...
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Lawrence S. Gatti

June 18, 1943 - June 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Lawrence S. "Larry" Gatti, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 75. Larry was born in Waltham on June 18, 1943, a son of the late Daniel and Theresa (Calabuffalo) Gatti, and had been a lifelong resident. For years he worked at Gardencrest Apartments in Waltham where he handled maintenance projects, large and small, throughout the complex....
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Carolyn M. (Wedholm) Ambrose

January 8, 1963 - June 7, 2019

Carolyn Ambrose would always tell her children, whom she adored 'Make good choices'! Sage advice not only for them, but also for each of us who take some time to read about what an amazing woman was this wife, mother, sister...and best of all friend to everyone. In a room filled only with love and surrounded by family and close friends Carolyn died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at The Brigham and Women...
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John F. "Frank" Dulligan

June 6, 2019

Normandy, France - D-Day . . . and after seventy-five years their stories never get old . . . here's the story of one of the men, Worcester native and Watertown resident John 'Frank' Dulligan, who was on the beach that day, and whose family cherishes his memory still . . . Before the sun set on the French coast that Tuesday night seventy-five years ago Colonel Dulligan and his men, boys...
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Edward J. Walker

July 11, 1959 - June 3, 2019

Edward J. Walker, Waltham High School, Class of 77, son of John J. and Madeline E. Walker has passed away in Fort Worth, TX. He is survived by his wife Michelle, his eight siblings, John, David, Linda Reed, Ron, Richard, Debbie John, Bill and Marsha Jiava. He also leaves two step daughters Desiree and Jasmine. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Mary, Doug and Robert. A...
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Mary P. (Bianchi) Malone

January 1, 1924 - May 29, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Mary P. (Bianchi) Malone, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was 95. Mary was born in Newton on January 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Loreto "Diduchi" and Lucia "Lucy" Bianchi and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. She worked for years as a domestic at area homes and was always ready for a shopping trip with family and friends. ...
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Salvatore Rotolo

November 8, 1953 - May 29, 2019

Lots of words come to mind describing Sal Rotolo. Loyal, kind, dedicated, talented and generous are just a few. In his early thirties when he emigrated from Aragona, Sicily to Waltham in the summer of 1985 he embraced the challenges of a new home, a new language and a new culture with a smile and determination. Known with affection by family as "Totò", he was a master mason by trade but...
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Fortini "Tee-Fee" (Economos) Skaltsis

September 7, 1921 - May 27, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Fortini "Tee-Fee" (Economos) Skaltsis, of Waltham, formerly of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 97. Tee-Fee was born in Saco, Maine on September 7, 1921 to Efthimios "Tom" and Georgia (Gregorakos) Economos, both natives of Greece. She moved as a child with her family to Rollinsford, New Hampshire and...
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Memorial Day 2019

May 27, 2019

"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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William D. Doucette

January 3, 1963 - May 24, 2019

William D. Doucette, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was 56. Bill was born on January 3, 1963 in Boston a son of Patricia E. (Garber) Doucette of Waltham and the late Jerome F. Doucette. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School with the class of 1981. Self employed as an auto mechanic most of his life he was recently working...
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Konstantin Yeliseyev

January 25, 1989 - May 21, 2019

Konstantin Yeliseyev, Of Waltham MA. Passed Away May 21, 2019, At The Age of 30. Born January 25 1989 In Moscow Russia, He Is Survived By His Mother Irina Of Waltham, Grandfather Boris, Grandmother Liudmila, Aunt Natalia, Cousin Elle And Many Friends. A Veteran Of 2 Wars, Operation Iraqi Freedom And Operation Enduring Freedom In Afghanistan, Konstantin Proudly Served His Country In The...
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Adolph A. Cura, DDS

December 5, 1932 - May 21, 2019

Waltham – Adolph A. Cura, D.D.S., of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Belmont Manor following a period of declining health. He was 86. Dr. Cura was a well-known and much loved dentist in Lexington where his practice spanned fifty-three years and generations of families. Known with affection by family and friends as Al, he was born and raised in South Boston and graduated from Boston...
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Peter R. Smith

December 30, 1959 - May 18, 2019

Natick – Mr. Peter R. Smith, of Natick, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Framingham Union Hospital. He was 58. Peter was born in Brighton on December 30, 1959, a son of Mary C. (Phillips) Smith of Waltham and the late George B. Smith. He was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High before attending UMass Boston. A member of the football team at both schools he maintained a...
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Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S.

February 18, 1935 - May 18, 2019

The Reverend Donald Joseph Higgins, C.S.S. Stigmatine The Reverend Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S., 84, died May 18, 2019, in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the 62nd year of his religious life and the 55th year of his priesthood. He had been lovingly cared for at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Residence. Father Higgins was born in Boston on February 18, 1935, the son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret...
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Lawrence C. Lynnworth

January 24, 1937 - May 9, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Lawrence C. Lynnworth, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home. He was 82. Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 24, 1937, a son of the late Maurice Lynnworth and Adella Lynnworth-Casey. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School he attended New York University on full scholarship where he studied electrical engineering. He also belonged to the...
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Fiore D. DiGiovine

April 28, 1927 - May 6, 2019

Fiore D. DiGiovine, called 'Dee' by most and fondly known as "Mr D." by his children's friends, died peacefully in his own home on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was 92. He was born on April 28, 1927 in Watertown a son of the late Italian immigrants Felice and Maria (Zaccagnini) DiGiovine. A graduate of Watertown High School with the class of 1945 he was the youngest of three boys all who proudly...
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Richard A. Wright

February 6, 1935 - May 6, 2019

Richard A. "Dick" Wright of Waltham died on May 6, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84. Richard was born in Newton on February 6, 1935, the son of the late George and Madeleine (Dubois) Wright. He was a 1952 graduate of Waltham High School. After high school, Dick did a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy in Maine (1953). He then attended the...
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Lee R.A. Campbell

October 13, 1979 - May 4, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Lee R.A. Campbell, of Waltham, died Saturday, May 4, 2019. He was 39. Lee was born in Waltham on October 13, 1979, the son of Gary D. and Judith D. (Bastarache) Campbell and had been a lifelong resident. He attended Minuteman Tech and worked in the HVAC trade for most of his life. He was well known as a motorcycle and music aficionado. In addition to his parents, Gary...
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Lynne M. Wenzler-Libby

January 29, 1961 - May 4, 2019

Fall River - Ms. Lynne M. Wenzler - Libby died unepectedly at home on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She was 58. Born on January 29, 1961 in Boston she was a daughter of the late Francis and Frances (Whitley) Wenzler. She was a graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School. Lynne was happily working as a general manager of 7-Eleven store in Fall River. Mother of Jessica F. Kirkland of Acton she...
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Ruth E. (MacFaun) Ross

May 1, 1927 - May 4, 2019

Plymouth - Mrs. Ruth E. (MacFaun) Ross, formerly of Brewster and Sudbury, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Stafford Hill Assisted Living in Plymouth. She was 92. Ruth E. MacFaun was born in Brockton on May 1, 1927 a daughter of the late Harry E. and Esther A. (Chamberlain) MacFaun. She lived there until she graduated from Brockton High School in 1945. She was inspired to pursue a career in...
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