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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

Nancy M. Coppolino

May 31, 1954 - January 22, 2018

Nancy M. (Ouellette) Coppolino, of Acton, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 63. Family and friends will honor and remember Nancy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, December 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on...
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John Francis, Jr.

July 22, 1933 - January 22, 2018

John Francis, Jr. of Arlington, formerly of Edgartown and Waltham, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 22, 2018. John was the loving husband of the late Natalie (Correia) Francis, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. John is survived by his eldest son, Stephen Francis of Wakefield, MA, husband of Carol, and his middle son Paul Francis of Dallas, TX. John was pre...
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Robert E. Graham, S.M.

October 29, 1921 - January 20, 2018

Framingham – Rev. Robert E. Graham, S.M., died Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 96. Fr. Graham was born October 29, 1921 in Peabody, a son of the late Hugh and Mary E. (Joyce) Graham. Raised and educated in Peabody he graduated from Peabody High School in 1939. He then began studies at Maryvale Seminary graduating in 1943 and Marist College and...
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Andrea A. (LeBlanc) Gaudet

July 1, 1919 - January 16, 2018

Mrs. Andrea A. (LeBlanc) Gaudet of Glastonbury Connecticut, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in her home. She was 98. Mrs. Gaudet, a daughter of the late Andre and Salome (Bourque) LeBlanc, was born on July 1, 1919, in Saint Joseph, New Brunswick, Canada. Mrs. Gaudet lived in Waltham for over sixty years before moving to Connecticut seven years ago. For twenty six years,...
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Pauline A. O'Neill

February 3, 1951 - January 13, 2018

Waltham – Pauline A. O'Neill, of Waltham, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 66. Pauline was born in Waltham on February 3, 1951, the daughter of the late Thomas E. O'Neill and Mary C. (Brown) (O'Neill) Iseman. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1970 she attended Robert and Richard Beauty Academy and later the Massachusetts School of Barbering....
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David Harrison

September 30, 1952 - January 12, 2018

Cambridge - At the young age of sixteen David Harrison learned that in adversity lies opportunity. He suffered a spinal-cord injury while sledding on a toboggan in a Quincy golf course. He never let the limitation or confinement to his wheelchair define him. In fact . . . he excelled and seized every activity and opportunity available. David died at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. after an...
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Josephine (Gemellaro) Andriolo

October 2, 1944 - January 12, 2018

Waltham - Josephine Andriolo's life was centered on her faith and family. And they remained with her when she died in the comfort of her home on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was 73. Giuseppina "Pina" Gemellaro, known to family and friends as Josephine, was born in Pezzolo, Sicily, Italy on October 2, 1944. She was the daughter of Antonino Gemellaro and Caterina Carbone and sister to Santino...
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Mary T. (Parsons) Muise

November 6, 1928 - January 11, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Mary T. (Parsons) Muise, of Waltham, died at home on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was 89. Mary was born in Waltham on November 6, 1928, a daughter of the late Howard and Esther (Murphy) Parsons, and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. For years Mary worked as an administrative aide and receptionist at Waltham's Stanley Senior Center . . ...
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Santina (Creonte) Lombardi

October 31, 1920 - January 11, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Santina M. (Creonte) Lombardi, of Waltham, died at home with family at her side on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was 97. Born in Waltham on October 31, 1920 she was a daughter of Italian immigrants Carmen and Christine (DeSisto) Creonte. She married Anthony Lombardi on June 2, 1940 in Saint Mary's Church and worked aside him for many years in his company A. Lombardi Trucking....
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Vincent Oliveri

August 5, 1933 - January 10, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Vincent Oliveri, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home. He was 84. Vin was born in Waltham on August 5, 1933, a son of the late Salvatore and Delia (Biondo) Oliveri, and had been a lifelong resident. A 1952 graduate of Waltham High School he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. In October, 1957 he married Beverly A. Regan in Saint...
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Agnes 'Maureen' (Dunphy) Shea

January 9, 1927 - January 10, 2018

Mrs. Agnes Maureen (Dunphy) Shea, of Waltham, died at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was 91. Born on January 9, 1927 in Palmer, Massachusetts she was a daughter of the late Henry Dunphy MD and Helena B. (Santos) Dunphy. She graduated from Palmer High School and later attended Simmons College in Boston for two years. She later attended St. Elizabeth's School...
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Joan (Wright) O'Grady

August 20, 1931 - January 8, 2018

Watertown – Mrs. Joan (Wright) O'Grady, of Watertown, died Monday, January 8, 2018 at her home. She was 86. Joan was born and raised in Waltham and was a 1949 graduate of Waltham High School. There she made many lifelong friends and was a faithful attendee of class reunions. In 1951 she married Watertown native William P. O'Grady and the pair made Watertown their lifelong home. Joan and...
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Ann E. (MacMaster) Farrell

August 16, 1945 - January 8, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Ann E. (MacMaster) Farrell, of Waltham, died on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence. She was 72. Ann was born in Judique, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on August 16, 1945, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary S. (MacInnis) MacMaster. She dedicated her life caring for family and friends with unconditional love. She is survived by her beloved...
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Elizabeth Katherine (Gould) Doyle

August 17, 1929 - January 8, 2018

Cambridge - Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine "Betty" "Lil" (Gould) Doyle, died on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, at the age of 88. Elizabeth was born in Somerville Massachusetts on August 17, 1929, the daughter of the late John J. and Katherine (Joyce) Gould of County Cork, Ireland. She graduated from St. John's High School in North Cambridge and the Hickox...
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Yicang Qiu

October 12, 1932 - January 7, 2018

Waltham - Qiu Yicang, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was 85. She was born October 12, 1932 in Guang Xi, China a daughter of the late Xiu Shan Qiu and Gu Yu Lan. Raised and educated in China she earned the equivalency to a Bachelor's degree. While in China she worked as an accountant for the government and immigrated to the United States in 1993. Her husband, Xian...
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Ruby P. Boyd

January 23, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Ruby P. (Anderson) Boyd, of Waltham, died on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Meadowgreen Nursing Facility. She was 93. Ruby was born January 23, 1924 in Winthrop a daughter of the late Axel E. and Rudy (Edwards) Anderson. Raised and educated in Winthrop she was a graduate of Winthrop High School and earned an Associate degree from Bryant and Stratton Business School. For over...
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Neil B. Malloy

March 21, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Bellingham – Mr. Neil B. Malloy, of Bellingham, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home. He was 98. Neil was born in South Boston on March 21, 1919, a son of the late Hugh and Margaret (Jordan) Malloy. He was raised and educated in South Boston and at the outset of World War II he joined the United States Navy. During the war he married Waltham native Rita M....
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Clinton T. 'Buddy' Beaudette

February 19, 1942 - January 5, 2018

Sudbury - Mr. Clinton T. 'Buddy' Beaudette, of Sudbury, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after an illness. He was 75. Clinton Thomas Beaudette, affectionately known to family and friends as 'Buddy' was born February 19, 1942 in Waltham a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Clinton) Beaudette. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a...
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Richard E. "Dick" Macfarlane

October 11, 1946 - January 3, 2018

Ashland- Dick Macfarlane died peacefully on January 3 from a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He so often assured his family that 'everything will be fine'. And now for Dick . . . everything is fine. Richard A. Macfarlane was born October 11, 1946 in Waltham, a son of the late Elton C. and Grace L. (Johnson) Macfarlane. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High...
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Theresa M. (LeBlanc) Poirier

May 28, 1929 - January 2, 2018

Hubbardston – Mrs. Theresa M. (LeBlanc) Poirier ,of Hubbardston, formerly of Waltham died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. She was 88. Theresa was born in Saint-Paul, New Brunswick on May 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Louise (Richard) LeBlanc. On May 21, 1961 she married Dismas A. Poirier in Saint Joseph's Church in Waltham and...
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Delia M. (Ouellet) Colangelo

May 30, 1930 - January 2, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Delia Marie "Dee" (Ouellet) Colangelo, formerly of Waltham and Framingham, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. She was 87. Dee was born in Waltham on May 30, 1930, a daughter of the late Clarence and Edmee (Cormier) Ouellette, and lived on Central Street before moving in 1968 to Framingham. Dee will long be remembered...
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Mary (Dermody) Concagh

March 2, 1935 - January 2, 2018

Newton – Mrs. Mary J. (Dermody) Concagh, of Newton, died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Wingate at Chestnut Hill. She was 82. 
Mary was born March 2, 1935 in County Carlow, Ireland, one of thirteen children of the late James and Bridget (Mullins) Dermody. Raised and educated in Ireland, she immigrated to the United States, settling in Boston. She married Patrick Concagh in Saint Cecilia's...
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Mary E. (Blanchette) Tomasello

October 4, 1932 - December 30, 2017

POSTPONEMENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. (Blanchette) Tomasello, of Waltham, died Saturday, December 30, 2107 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 85. Mary was born in Dorchester on October 4, 1932, a daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (McMahon) Blanchette. As a child her family moved to Belmont where she was a graduate of the local high...
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Vincent A. Kiejzo

January 10, 1928 - December 30, 2017

FUNERAL DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH. MASS WILL BE AT 10 AM AT OUR LADY'S CHURCH --- WAKE HOURS REMAIN THE SAME; WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD FROM 2 TO 4 AND 6 TO 8 PM. Waltham - Mr. Vincent A. Kiejzo, of Waltham, died at home with his family gathered at his side on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was 89. Vincent was born January 10, 1928 in Vilno, Poland, a son of the late...
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Laurie J. Savoie

December 27, 2017

Waltham – Cherished husband, father, and grandfather, Laurie Savoie passed away Wednesday morning, December 27, 2017 at home with his loving and devoted wife and daughter at his side following a long illness. Laurie was born in Saint-Maurice, New Brunswick, the son of the late Ernest and Marguerite (Cormier) Savoie. He started working on the family farm at a young age and then became a...
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Alice R. (Gauthier) Randolph

September 7, 1923 - December 27, 2017

Mrs. Alice R. (Gauthier) Randolph, of Auburndale, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 94. Alice was born in Waltham on September 7, 1923, the youngest of six children born to the late Joseph and Cecilia (Lescarbeault) Gauthier and was a graduate of Waltham High School. After that she went to Burdett College in Boston and became a secretary at area companies...
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Jean A. (Quinlan) Wright

April 17, 1929 - December 26, 2017

Wilmington – Mrs. Jean A. (Quinlan) Wright, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Winchester Hospital. She was 88. Jean was born in Allston on April 17, 1929, a daughter of the late James E. and Alma B. (Surette) Quinlan, and was raised in Waltham. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. She worked for eighteen years for the Standard-Thomson Company in Waltham and after...
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Antonio Costa

March 7, 1936 - December 23, 2017

North Reading – Mr. Antonio "Tony" Costa passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Royal Meadow View Center in North Reading. He was 81. Tony was born in Cardinale, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy on March 7, 1936, son of the late Salvatore and Isabella (Mantello) Costa of Italy and brother of the late Caterina Russomano of Italy. He came to the United States after having lived for a...
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Paul L. Bourgeois

February 21, 1967 - December 23, 2017

Paul L. Bourgeois, 50, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Waltham, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017, as the result of a tragic accident. He was born February 21, 1967, in Waltham. Paul graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge and later earned a bachelor's degree from Curry College. 

Paul moved to Florida eighteen years ago and worked as a satellite and cable installation expert....
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Carol S. Frost

October 1, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Carol S. (Popp) (Marenghi) Frost, of Waltham, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late John 'Jake' Marenghi and the late Donald J. Frost, Sr. Carol was born on October 1, 1929 in Allston, a daughter of the late Charles J., Sr. and Agnes (Carroll) Popp. She leaves her children, Donald J. Frost, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Lorry Connolly and her...
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Philip Pagliazzo

October 6, 1920 - December 22, 2017

Weston – Mr. Philip Pagliazzo, of Weston, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home. He was 97. Phil was born in Waltham on October 6, 1920, a son of the late Rosario and Josephine (Gorgone) Pagliazzo, and had been a resident before moving to Weston more than forty years ago. Throughout his life he was self-employed in all facets of the construction business and worked tirelessly to...
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Bessie Karamas

May 17, 1925 - December 17, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Bessie (Kotsifas) Karamas, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 92. Bessie was born in Waltham on May 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Marchacos) Kotsifas, and was a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked as a group leader for twenty years for the Raytheon Company. She was the wife of the late...
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Elizabeth (McManama) Kasper

December 14, 2017

Waltham – Mrs.Elizabeth 'Betty' (McManama) Kasper, of Waltham, died at home on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was born in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, a daughter of the late Dr. John C. and Elizabeth G. (Winkel) McManama . . . a name to which she remained proud her entire life. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and earned a...
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Susan K. DiMartino

December 17, 1946 - December 12, 2017

Weston - Susan K. DiMartino battled pancreatic cancer for nearly three years. Throughout her journey, she was an inspiration to her family and her many friends in Weston and throughout Boston. Susan is survived by her husband of 45 years, Arthur" Buzz" DiMartino; her children, Paul A. DiMartino of Minneapolis, Julia C. DiMartino of Boston, and A. Laurie DiMartino of Cambridge. She passed onto...
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John J. Cappello

January 4, 1926 - December 12, 2017

Weston – Mr. John J. Cappello, of Weston, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 91. John was born January 4, 1926 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania a son of the late Italian immigrants Fortunato and Jennie (Nicolazzo) Cappello. Raised and educated in Newton he graduated from Newton High School and later earned an associate degree from Bentley University. He honorably...
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Carolmarie Smith

December 17, 1935 - December 10, 2017

Charlestown – Carolmarie Smith, of Charlestown, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her home. She was 81. Carolmarie was born in Braintree on December 17, 1935, a daughter of the late Eugene and Winifred (Lynch) Smith and was raised in Waltham. She was a graduate of Mount Alvernia Academy in Newton and received her Bachelor's degree at Boston College. She later earned a Master's degree from...
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Louis J. Casella

February 10, 1935 - December 10, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Louis J. Casella, of Townsend, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Sunday December 10, 2017 surrounded by family. He was 82. Louis was born in Waltham on February 10, 1935, a son of the late Luigi and Carmella (Repisardi) Casella. He was raised in Waltham and left school before graduating to help provide for his family by working on Devincent's Farm. It was on the farm that he...
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Frowen F. Joniaux

March 24, 1946 - December 10, 2017

Waltham - Frowen Joniaux enjoyed simple things in life but it was these simple things that made his life. The company of his large family often together for family parties and a get together, classical music, a good book to read, a Red Sox game . . . and a replay of Fiddler on the Roof are the things that Frowen loved. He was a well-groomed guy and will be long remembered as a great father, ...
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Francis L. 'Frank' McCarthy, Jr.

August 6, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Francis L. 'Frank' McCarthy, of Waltham, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 84. He was born August 6, 1933 in Boston, a son of late Francis J., Sr. and Mary T. (Barrett) McCarthy. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army in the 460th Recovery Company during...
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Marie Therese Bazile

May 21, 1933 - December 6, 2017

Arlington - Marie Therese Bazile, of Arlington, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 84 years old. Born on May 21, 1933 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Marie Therese Bazile was the daughter of the late Melanie Castor and, Franck Cardozo, a great provider and owner of Hotel Montana. Marie was married to Castera Bazile, Haiti's Renaissance Artist,...
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Lucie Marie Faramelli

July 2, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Lucie M. (Schaffer) Faramelli, of Waltham, died in the company of her family in Belmont Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was 88. Lucie Marie Schaffer was born July 2, 1929 in Collingswood, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucia (Schlopsna) Schaffer. Raised and educated in Pennsylvania she was a graduate of Upper Darby High School in Upper...
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John F. Rezendes

January 18, 1997 - December 4, 2017

Waltham - Mr. John F. Rezendes, of Waltham, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 20 years old. John was born in Brighton on January 18, 1997, the son of John T. and Darlene M. (Kelly) Rezendes, and was a lifelong Waltham resident. He was a 2015 graduate of Minuteman Technical High School and was currently working as an apprentice plumber...
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Roland E. Thebado

July 2, 1937 - December 4, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Roland E. "Ron" Thebado, of Waltham, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital following a period of declining health. He was 80. Ron was born in Boston on July 2, 1937, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Bernard) Thebado, and was raised in Roxbury. After high school he served with the United States Army. Ron's best day came when he married Patricia K....
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John T. Moruzzi

August 3, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Watertown – Mr. John T. Moruzzi, of Watertown, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge surrounded by his family. He was 75. John was born in Chelsea on August 3, 1942, the son of the late John A. and Stella (Anacki) Moruzzi. He was raised in Arlington and after graduating from Arlington High School he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably...
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Barbara A. Silva

November 19, 1921 - December 3, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Barbara A. Silva, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer's Care. She was 96. Barbara was born in Arlington on November 19, 1921, a daughter of the late John and Amelia (Johnson) Armstrong. She was raised and educated in Arlington where she graduated from Arlington High School. She was devoted to her family and was a wonderful wife...
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Anne K. Rhatigan

November 30, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Anne K. (Hennigan) Rhatigan, of Waltham, died on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Anne was born in Co. Mayo Ireland, a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Catherine (Melody) Hennigan. She emigrated from Ireland during World War II and settled in Waltham with her husband, Michael, where they would raise their family. The wife of...
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John H. Carberry

October 14, 1932 - November 30, 2017

Harwich – Mr. John H. Carberry, of Harwich, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. He was 85. John was born in New Haven, Connecticut on October 14, 1932, a son of the late John and Unetta (Quinn) Carberry, and moved as a child with his family to Somerville. After high school he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. A graduate of...
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Pat Chiasson

March 17, 1939 - November 27, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Pat (Withington) Chiasson, of Waltham, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Pennsylvania State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania after being hospitalized for a week while traveling. She was 78. Pat was born in Somerville on March 17, 1939, a daughter of the late George and Alice (Gelinas) Withington, and moved as a child with her family to Wayland. She was a graduate of...
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Mary M. (Murrin) O'Hara

February 7, 1932 - November 27, 2017

Watertown – Mary O'Hara was able to spend this past Thanksgiving in Florida with her family enjoying the traditions of the day but also the warmth of the sun . . . the sand on the beach and the sounds of the ocean. It was a beautiful day. She returned home last week to her home in Watertown and died unexpectedly on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after being...
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William F. MacLeod, Jr.

March 28, 1944 - November 22, 2017

Holliston – Mr. William F. MacLeod, Jr., of Holliston, died Wednesday November 22, 2017 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was 73. Bill was born in Waltham on March 28, 1944, the son of the late William F. and Jane (Foote) MacLeod. As an infant he was stricken with cerebral palsy and for most of his life was able to live at home with his parents on Golden Ball Road in Weston. After...
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Edward A. Biggins

March 13, 1933 - November 22, 2017

Waltham – To say that Ed Biggins wore many hats in his lifetime would be one of those rare occasions that the words were well-earned by one man. Family-man, Airman, Fire Alarm Dispatcher, Usher, Raytheon Production Worker, Cashier, Actor, Ticket-taker, Treasurer, Sox Fan . . . it goes on. The backdrop for most of Ed's journey was set in Waltham. Some of his earliest and fondest memories of...
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Lena Jonas

May 5, 1921 - November 21, 2017

Lena (Ivery) Jonas died peacefully at Phillips Manor in Lynn on November 21, 2017. She was 96. Lena was born in Weldon, North Carolina on May 5, 1921, a daughter of the late Lampotee and Essie Jane (Clark) Ivery. After high school Lena moved to Mt. Vernon, New York where should would settle along with her siblings. She was very active in her church community and was known for her green thumb...
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Daniel C. LeBlanc

June 28, 1945 - November 21, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Daniel C. LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 72. Dan was born June 28, 1945 in Waltham, a son of the late Edward L. and Irene M. (Demers) LeBlanc. He was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in Waltham with the class of 1963. On November 7, 1971 Dan married C. Louise Landry in Saint Joseph's Church. Lifelong Waltham...
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William J. Vasil

May 11, 1940 - November 19, 2017

Framingham - Mr. William J. Vasil, of Framingham, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. He was 77. Bill was born on May 11, 1940 in Southbridge and was raised and educated in Boston. A graduate of the former Boston Latin High School in 1958 he earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1962....
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Pamela A. Sullivan

September 22, 1944 - November 18, 2017

Fall River – Pamela A. Sullivan, of Fall River, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was 73. Pam was born in Milton on September 22, 1944, a daughter of the late William and Vera (Scott) Sullivan. She worked at Prudential Insurance before attending Boston State College where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing. Pam worked at Boston...
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Richard M. Higgins

September 10, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Richard M. Higgins, of Waltham, died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton with his loving wife Barbara at his side. He was 84. Dick was born in Boston on September 10, 1933, a son of the late James and Mary (Coughlan) Higgins, and was raised in Mattapan. After graduating from Boston Trade School in...
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Jeannette T. (Delaney) Williams

October 30, 1936 - November 18, 2017

We come to realize that we are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. And while we may never know where we fit . . . we know that others will fill the holes in our lives with pieces of their own. A big piece of the puzzle in the lives of the Williams and Delaney families was Jeannette Williams. Their much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend died peacefully in...
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Ann Marie McNamara

March 15, 1935 - November 18, 2017

Ann Marie McNamara's quote from her high school yearbook when she graduated from Watertown High School in 1952 read . . . 'personality, pep and plenty of go!' It really captured the essence of who she was and how she lived her life. She died peacefully with her family at her side at home on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was 82. Ann Marie Burgess was born March 15, 1935 in Cambridge, a...
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George J. Pilla

March 29, 1951 - November 13, 2017

Ipswich – Mr. George J. Pilla, of Ipswich, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Beverly Hospital. He was 66. George was born in Waltham on March 29, 1951, a son of the late Linda M. (Generoso) Pilla and George J. Pilla, Sr. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and was a proud alumnus of Boston College. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and became a certified public...
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Christine L. Moulen

November 15, 1972 - November 11, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Christine L. (Montgomery) Moulen, of Waltham, died on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 44. Christine was born in Monterey Park, California on November 15, 1972, a daughter of David A. and Jeanne L. (Witschger) Montgomery, now of Sidney, Nebraska. She was raised in El Cajon, California where she was a Girl Scout...
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Lenora "Rani" Lackiram

December 12, 1959 - November 10, 2017

Rani Lackiram made certain she always remained in contact with her family and friends. She made her daily phone calls with a hello and genuine concern and interest. 'Auntie Rani', lovingly known to all, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 57. Lenora Lackiram was born December 12, 1959 in Diego Martin, Trinidad, a daughter of Samuel Lackeyram and...
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Paul J. Brady

June 27, 1928 - November 3, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Paul J. Brady, of Waltham, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health. He was 89. Paul was born in Waltham on June 27, 1928, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Alice (LeBlanc) Brady, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and served with the United States Army during the Korean War. When he left the...
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Joseph P. Welsch

October 8, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Joseph P. Welsch, of Waltham, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home. He was 87. Joe was born in Arlington on October 8, 1930, a son of the late August Joseph and Ann (Lee) Welsch, and moved with his family to Watertown where he graduated from high school. After that he enlisted with the United States Coast Guard and served during the Koran War. Joe graduated from the...
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Doris M. (Norton) McKenna

January 3, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Berlin – Mrs. Doris M. (Norton) McKenna, of Berlin, formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Framingham Union Hospital. She was 85. Doris was born in Everett and raised in Waltham by her aunt and uncle, the late Grace and Tom Norton. She was a graduate of Saint Bernard's High School in West Newton. On August 29, 1954 she married Waltham native William J. McKenna in...
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Katherine T. Donoghue

June 25, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Katherine T. (Donovan) (Ditmar) Donoghue, of Waltham, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 in her home. She was 89. Known affectionately by family and friends as 'Terry' she was born in Boston on June 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Michael and Hannah (Hanley) Donovan. She was raised in Brookline and was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Brookline. After that Terry...
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George William Warren Packard

June 30, 1965 - October 26, 2017

George William Warren Packard passed away peacefully on October 26, in Boston. George fought bravely over a period of 21 years against illnesses deriving from a brain tumor initially diagnosed in 1996. During that time he was a source of great inspiration to many, including his beloved children Daniel and Anne. George was born in New York City, the son of Peter F. Packard and Jarmila Daubek...
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Barbara E. (Pope) Boates

April 11, 1935 - October 24, 2017

West Yarmouth – Mrs. Barbara E. (Pope) Boates, of West Yarmouth, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth. She was 82. Barbara was born in Boston on April 11, 1935, a daughter of the late John H. and Lena E. (Hurrell) Pope, and was raised in Waltham where she was a 1952 graduate of Waltham High School. A year later, she graduated from Boston's Chandler School for...
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William C. Butler

March 19, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Waltham – Mr. William C. Butler, of Waltham, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 84. Bill was born and raised in Belmont, a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte (Avery) Butler, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. After that he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his marriage in Saint Ann's Church to...
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J. Armand Robichaud, S.M.

December 4, 1923 - October 23, 2017

Boston – Rev. J. Armand Robichaud, S.M., died on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Marian Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Boston. He was 93. Fr. Robichaud was born on December 4, 1923 in Lawrence, a son of the late Edmond and Josephine (Brideau) Robichaud. He was raised and educated in Cambridge where he attended Our Lady of Pity School. He then went on to Maryvale Seminary in...
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Mary T. (O'Hara) Early

May 17, 1933 - October 20, 2017

Waltham – Former Speaker of the House Thomas 'Tip' O'Neill was fond of saying that "all politics is local." And no one knew that better than Waltham's Mary Early who attended more city council meetings for more than a generation than any elected official . . . and if someone from outside the city wanted the 'Cliff Notes' about a particular issue Mary was more than happy to oblige. She...
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Barbara A. (Lane) Huff

November 3, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara A. (Lane) Huff, of Waltham and Marshfield, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton. She was 84. Barbara was born in Waltham on November 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Mary G. (O'Halloran) Lane. On August 31, 1957 she married Albion E. Huff in Saint Mary's Church and the pair settled in Waltham where they would raise...
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Daniel P. Wenckus

December 27, 1967 - October 16, 2017

Framingham – Mr. Daniel P. Wenckus, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham and Natick, died Monday, October 16, 2017. He was 49. Dan was born in Waltham on December 27, 1967, a son of the late John J. 'Wink' and Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus, and was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He lived in Waltham and in Natick before moving to Framingham three years ago. He worked as a mechanic...
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Mary M. Egerton

December 9, 1957 - October 15, 2017

Her only daughter Teresa fondly recalls how often her mother Mary used a familiar quote from the movie Rocky, "I Didn't Hear No Bell!" It was her mother's mantra as she battled her way through a hard fought fight against cancer. That courageous battle came to its end peacefully when Mary M. (Gallagher) Egerton died on Sunday, October 15, 2017. She was 59. Born in Waltham on December 9, 1957...
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Diane M. (Lelievre) Collura

July 11, 1953 - October 13, 2017

Waltham – Diane M. (Lelievre) Collura, of Waltham, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Golden Living Center in West Newton. She was 64. Diane was born in Waltham on July 11, 1953, a daughter of Alphonse M. Lelievre of Waltham and the late Mary C. (Howley) Lelievre, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and for years worked in the human resources...
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Lorraine F. Allain

April 5, 1949 - October 9, 2017

Waltham – Lorraine F. (Ranucci) Allain died on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Center of Waltham. She was 68. Lorraine was born in Boston on April 5, 1949, a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Connearney) Ranucci. She was raised and educated in Waltham and was a 1967 graduate of Waltham High School. For many years she worked as a certified nursing assistant. In her...
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Lydia G. Mancuso

February 11, 1922 - October 9, 2017

Milford – Mrs. Lydia (Piscia) Mancuso, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, October 9, 2017 in Lahey Clinic, Burlington. She was 95. Lydia was born in Milford on February 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Peter and Rachel (Bassetti) Piscia. She was a 1939 graduate of Milford High School. On October 15, 1947 she married Waltham native Anthony A. Mancuso in Sacred Heart Church in...
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Rosaria 'Rose' Taranto

November 21, 1917 - October 8, 2017

Rosaria "Rose" Marie Taranto, born November 21, 1917, passed away peacefully at her home in Jamestown, Rhode Island on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was 99. Rose was born and raised in Waltham, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antonina (Terrasi) Buscemi. Rose was a loving and supportive wife and mother who was devoted to her family. For many years she was a talented seamstress in her...
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Ann Marie (Karl) McLaughlin

February 16, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Ann Marie (Karl) McLaughlin, of Waltham, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Wingate of Weston. She was 87. Ann Marie was born on February 16, 1930 in Munich, Germany, a daughter of the late Lorenz and Franceska (Gallant) Karl. She emigrated to the United States in 1953 and two years later married Brighton native James A. McLaughlin at Saint Margaret's Church in Randolph. After...
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Raymond J. Goulet

January 20, 1930 - October 7, 2017

Watertown – . . . "The magic of earth is over. The magic and mystery of another realm awaits and will be revealed." . . . excerpt from "The Broken Wand" ritual first recited upon the death of Harry Houdini in November, 1926. The revered ceremony, repeated on the death of a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, will be read at the wake of Watertown's Ray Goulet, a lifelong...
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Italo G. DiNitto

January 1, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Fort Myers, Fla. – Mr. Italo G. DiNitto, of Fort Myers, formerly of Lawrence and North Andover, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85. Italo was born in Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano, Italy, a town half-hour south of Monte Cassino, on January 1, 1932 to the late Amelio and Gemma (Soave) (DiNitto) Rotondo. During the war years he moved with his family to the...
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Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault

December 22, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Jean O. (Keefe) Arsenault, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 84. Jean was born in Waltham on December 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Henry and Josie (Chiasson) Keefe, and moved as an infant with her family to Waterford, Nova Scotia where she was raised. In February, 1954 she married Waterford native William J. Arsenault and...
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Ambrose Harold "Red" McMahon

May 21, 1924 - September 29, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Ambrose Harold "Red" McMahon, of Waltham, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 93. Red was born in Cambridge on May 21, 1924, a son of the late Patrick and Nora (Hanley) McMahon. He spent part of his childhood living in Limerick, Ireland before returning to the United States as a teenager living with his family in...
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Martin V. Broderick

January 2, 1938 - September 28, 2017

Watertown – Mr. Martin V. 'Mattie' Broderick, of Watertown, formerly of West Newton, died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was 79. Mattie was born in Galway, Ireland on January 2, 1938, the son of the late Martin and Mary (Monaghan) Broderick. From a young age he took an interest in building and over the years he would became a master craftsman. Anything he...
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Muoi Chang Le

December 12, 1958 - September 24, 2017

Waltham, MA – Mrs. Muoi Chang Le died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading with her family by her side. She was 58. She was born December 12, 1958 in Hà Côi, Vietnam. Daughter of Luc Chang and the late Luong Lam, they immigrated to the United States in 1982 settling in Waltham. Affectionately known as 'Mama Le', she will be remembered for her big smile,...
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Sandra A. Walazek

August 31, 1948 - September 23, 2017

Waltham – Sandy Walazek was the great family organizer and able to bring everyone and everything together for the annual family reunions and holiday gatherings. As a day care provider for over 40 years she had the patience of a saint and a love that extended beyond her immediate family. Her battle with ovarian cancer ended when she died on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by her...
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Richard G. Lowe

August 13, 1946 - September 22, 2017

East Falmouth - Dick Lowe was a jack of all trades….and unlike many he mastered most! He had a real talent for carpentry and furniture making with a self-driven demand for perfection. It was a gift. And now everything he touched remains a gift to his family and friends. He died Friday, September 22, 2017 in the hospital he was born, Mount Auburn in Cambridge. He was 71. Richard Gordon Lowe...
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Helen M. (Coleman) Stanton

June 2, 1919 - September 21, 2017

Needham – Mrs. Helen M. (Coleman) Stanton, of Needham and formerly of Wayland, Waltham, Scituate, and Naples, Florida died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at North Hill in Needham. She was 98. Helen was the loving wife of the late James F. Stanton. Helen and Jim were married for 61 years and raised their family in the Piety Corner neighborhood of Waltham and on the shores of Mann...
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Mary M. Mahoney

December 29, 1919 - September 21, 2017

Cambridge - Mary Mahoney was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge where she had been a resident for 8 years. She was 97. At the death of their mother her daughters collectively pause to acknowledge that they have been blessed. Mary M. Donnelly was born December 29, 1919 in Watertown the only...
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John J. Silva

June 25, 1932 - September 20, 2017

John Silva, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. Born on June 25, 1932 in Boston he was the son of the late Manuel and Margaret (Stack) Silva. Raised and educated in the Oak Square neighborhood of Brighton he graduated from the former Boston English High School and later attended Northeastern University. He honorably served his country in the...
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Antoinette M. (Cormier) Babineau

August 24, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Antoinette (Cormier) Babineau, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 20, 2017 in Leominster Crossings. She was 94. Antoinette was born in Cocagne, New Brunswick on August 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Philip and Christine (Bourgeois) Cormier. She moved to Waltham in 1951 and until her retirement worked for the J.L. Thompson Company in Waltham. She was devoted to her faith...
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Laura Waite

February 19, 1958 - September 17, 2017

Waltham – Ms. Laura Waite died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was 59. Laura was born on February 19, 1958 in Waltham a daughter of Joan L. (Nies) Waite and the late Paul S. Waite. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1976. She had worked as a monitor for J.S.C....
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Catherine H. (Dunlea) Hughes

October 7, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Catherine H. (Dunlea) Hughes, of Waltham died at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was 74. Catherine was born in Boston on October 7, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Bishop) Dunlea. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. She and her husband owned and operated Hughes Enterprises, a company that built...
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Doreen J. (Stapleford) Calson

May 23, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Doreen J. (Stapleford) Calson, of Waltham, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Life Care Center in Acton. She was 91. Doreen was born in Bath, England on May 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Frederick Stapleford and Edith Stapleford Horsell. She was raised in Gloucestershire, England a region two hours northwest of London. When the war came for the British in 1939 Doreen and...
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Ruth Ellen Glasheen

December 1, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Waltham – Ruth Ellen Glasheen, of Waltham, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. She was 77. Ruth Ellen was born in Boston on December 1, 1939, a daughter of the late John J. and Gertrude A. (Lally) Glasheen. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown. A Waltham resident for most of her life she worked as a secretary for...
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Barbara R. (Nastasia) Berube

August 4, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Mrs. Barbara R. (Nastasia) Berube, of Waltham, died Thursday September 14, 2017 in Wingate at Weston. She was 85. Barbara was born in Newton on August 4, 1932, the daughter of the late Anthony and Cecelia (Sampson) Nastasia. Until her retirement she had worked in the cafeteria at Waltham Hospital and at Nova Bio-Medical. She is survived by her children, Paul J. Berube, Jr. and his wife,...
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Barbara A. Steranko

October 1, 1929 - September 13, 2017

"Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners that make our souls blossom.' Weston - Barbara Steranko loved her family and any opportunity to host an occasion, special or simple at her home she so loved. Her home was a place to plant smiles, grow laughter and harvest love. She died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was 88. ...
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Robin J. 'RJ' (Hansen) Eaton

October 21, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Robin J. 'RJ' (Hansen) Eaton, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. She was 62. RJ was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 21, 1954, a daughter of Geraldine (Snow) (Hansen) Verhoeven and the late Darwin Hansen. She was raised in Jackson, Michigan where she graduated from Parkside High School. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in...
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Kathleen M. Hill

December 27, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Kathleen M. 'Kay' (O'Connor) Hill, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, Centerville and Sun City, Florida, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Wingate of Weston. She was 86. Kay was born in Boston on December 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Campbell) O'Connor. She was raised in Waltham where she graduated from Waltham High School and later from Melrose-Wakefield...
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September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2017

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . You will never be forgotten. . . . May your memory be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo ...
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Florence T. Yuen

August 5, 1922 - September 9, 2017

Mrs. Florence T. (Wong) Yuen, of Alpha, New Jersey, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in St. Luke's Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. She was 95. Florence was born in Boston on August 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Hop "Harry" and Quan (Shee) Wong. As a young woman she worked at her family's restaurant, the Nanking, in Waltham's Central Square and later worked as a bookkeeper...
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