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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

Coleman "Wally" Whayne

June 21, 1938 - July 27, 2016

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

February 27, 1964 - July 21, 2016

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

July 14, 1931 - July 14, 2016

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

March 9, 1938 - July 13, 2016

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

August 31, 1964 - July 12, 2016

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

February 24, 1951 - July 10, 2016

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

June 2, 1944 - July 9, 2016

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

March 15, 1985 - July 7, 2016

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

April 21, 1927 - July 6, 2016

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

April 16, 1918 - July 5, 2016

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

January 11, 1955 - July 4, 2016

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

January 10, 1925 - July 4, 2016

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

September 22, 1947 - July 1, 2016

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

March 11, 1951 - July 1, 2016

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

November 15, 1925 - June 29, 2016

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

May 2, 1932 - June 28, 2016

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

July 9, 1925 - June 27, 2016

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

May 28, 1966 - June 24, 2016

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

July 18, 1924 - June 24, 2016

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

May 3, 1934 - June 22, 2016

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

June 14, 1929 - June 22, 2016

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

September 21, 1924 - June 21, 2016

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

March 5, 1926 - June 21, 2016

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

February 2, 1926 - June 17, 2016

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

January 25, 1938 - June 13, 2016

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

September 30, 1971 - June 11, 2016

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

June 4, 1943 - June 10, 2016

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

October 31, 1959 - June 7, 2016

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

February 24, 1931 - June 7, 2016

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

April 8, 1927 - June 5, 2016

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

July 31, 1930 - June 3, 2016

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

June 1, 2016

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

October 13, 1924 - May 31, 2016

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

January 9, 1933 - May 31, 2016

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

July 15, 1924 - May 30, 2016

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

May 30, 2016

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army." - George Washington August 27, 1776 On a warm summer morning in a field at Long Island, New York General George Washington spoke those words to an anxious group of young men gathered there to defend an idea. Their belief in a free nation where the rights of a citizen were bestowed upon...
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Marjorie Matheson

November 5, 1917 - May 29, 2016

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

September 20, 1937 - May 27, 2016

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

October 1, 1927 - May 25, 2016

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

May 2, 1941 - May 24, 2016

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

March 8, 1924 - May 24, 2016

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

September 3, 1950 - May 23, 2016

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

December 1, 1926 - May 23, 2016

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

October 13, 1923 - May 23, 2016

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

November 29, 1958 - May 20, 2016

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

June 3, 1947 - May 20, 2016

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

July 9, 1941 - May 20, 2016

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

December 8, 1957 - May 19, 2016

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

November 13, 1988 - May 15, 2016

Plymouth – "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." --- Flavia Weedn In his short life Shane Ryan left a lot of footprints, most especially on the heart of his dear sister, Heather. Having lost their parents when both were still pretty young they had drawn closer, as friends and confidante's as...
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Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche

November 25, 1936 - May 14, 2016

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

October 4, 1944 - May 12, 2016

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

December 28, 1924 - May 11, 2016

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

April 12, 1947 - May 11, 2016

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

April 27, 1928 - May 10, 2016

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

October 10, 1967 - May 9, 2016

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

June 17, 1921 - May 5, 2016

Waltham – Miss Irene V. Martin, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 94. Irene was born in Waltham on June 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas and Delia (Egan) Martin, and was a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked as an inspector at the J.L. Thomson Company in Waltham. Before that Irene had worked for a number of years...
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Donald J. Doughman, M.D.

May 2, 2016

Donald J. Doughman, M.D., beloved husband of Carol (Failla) Doughman, died peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina, MN. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Edward Gilmore Doughman and Edith Marie Doughman. The youngest of three children, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward, Jr. and his sister, Eleanor. Dr. Doughman grew up in the small town of...
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Sow Gin Jue

January 7, 1936 - May 1, 2016

Sow Gin Jue born on January 7th 1936, died Sunday, May 1st 2016 at the age of 80. Born in Canton, China, and son of KC and Sue Seto, Sow, also known as Gene to many of his friends and family, emigrated to the United States in 1954 with but twenty dollars in his pocket. For Gene this was a great adventure that he recounted many times with exceptional detail. He described the first time he took...
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Jeremiah J. "Jerry" Dolan

July 20, 1941 - May 1, 2016

Jeremiah J. 'Jerry' Dolan, of West Newton, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the West Newton Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was 74. Jerry was born July 20, 1941 in Malden a son of the late Jeremiah J. and Margaret A. (Keefe) Dolan. He was a resident of Wakefield for over 40 years before moving to West Newton. Jerry worked for many years at Converse Shoe Company. He...
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Donald F. Anderson, Jr.

June 19, 1954 - April 29, 2016

Wilmington - Don Anderson found peace and life's eternal rest on Friday, April 29, 2016 while at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. He was 61. Donald F. Anderson, Jr. was born June 19, 1954 in Somerville, a son of the late Donald F. and Adelaide (DiGrazia) Anderson. He graduated with the class of 1972 from Somerville High School and after that served with the United States Navy during the...
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Kathleen T. (McNamara) Cunningham

June 28, 1944 - April 28, 2016

Gaithersburg, MD – Mrs. Kathleen T. "Kathy" (McNamara) Cunningham, of Gaithersburg, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 while visiting with family in Iowa. She was 71. Kathy was a daughter of the late Leo F. and Teresa M. (Norton) McNamara and was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After her 1962 graduation from Saint Joseph's High School in Manchester she earned a nursing degree from...
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William S. LeBlanc

August 27, 1936 - April 28, 2016

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

August 23, 1932 - April 27, 2016

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

December 6, 1964 - April 26, 2016

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

September 22, 1979 - April 25, 2016

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

February 24, 1922 - April 23, 2016

Ms. Jane "Angelica" (Bahros) McGonigle, formerly of Waltham passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. Jane was born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, on February 24, 1922, the second oldest child out of seven of the late Nicholas and Stella (Logothetis) Bahros. In her growing up years she quit high school in order to help her family out and in later years went back to school and received her GED...
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Anna M. (Henry) Baillio

September 26, 1921 - April 23, 2016

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

March 7, 1929 - April 22, 2016

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

May 1, 1929 - April 21, 2016

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

January 27, 1918 - April 19, 2016

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

May 2, 1961 - April 18, 2016

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

September 4, 1962 - April 18, 2016

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

March 15, 1970 - April 16, 2016

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

June 14, 1939 - April 14, 2016

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

August 21, 1920 - April 14, 2016

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

April 24, 1926 - April 12, 2016

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

August 20, 1933 - April 12, 2016

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

September 2, 1926 - April 11, 2016

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

February 21, 1925 - April 9, 2016

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

January 14, 1931 - April 9, 2016

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

November 16, 1953 - April 8, 2016

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

July 9, 1935 - April 7, 2016

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

May 10, 1920 - April 6, 2016

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

July 21, 1933 - April 5, 2016

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

January 21, 1960 - April 4, 2016

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

February 1, 1931 - April 3, 2016

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

March 6, 1931 - April 3, 2016

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

June 26, 1922 - April 2, 2016

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

December 19, 1929 - April 1, 2016

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

March 4, 1926 - March 27, 2016

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

February 24, 1925 - March 24, 2016

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

October 26, 1935 - March 22, 2016

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

October 2, 1931 - March 22, 2016

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

March 20, 2016

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

October 4, 1925 - March 19, 2016

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

August 22, 1935 - March 18, 2016

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

June 3, 1924 - March 16, 2016

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

January 4, 1942 - March 15, 2016

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

February 12, 1934 - March 15, 2016

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

October 26, 1921 - March 14, 2016

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