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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

Dorothy M. Aborn

April 2, 1925 - May 22, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Pendergast) Aborn, of Waltham, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 92. Dorothy was born in Waltham on April 2, 1925, a daughter of the late John J., Sr. and Mary E. (Hurley) Pendergast and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She lived in Waltham her entire life where she and her late husband, Vincent L. Aborn, raised their family...
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Kimberly A. Bilello

January 8, 1981 - May 21, 2017

Waltham – Kimberly A. Bilello, of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 36. Kim was born in Greenfield on January 8, 1981, the beloved daughter of Robert and Deborah (Guiry) Bilello. She graduated from The Rivers School in Weston and then earned her bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac College and her nursing degree from Southern Connecticut...
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Linda M. Heath

February 24, 1952 - May 19, 2017

Orange Park, Fla. – Linda M. Heath, of Orange Park, died peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017 with her family by her side following a brief illness. She was 65. Linda was born in Utica, New York on February 24, 1952, a daughter of the late Elsie (Cronk) Heath-Holt and Frederick Heath. She was raised in Waterville, New York and had lived in Massachusetts, Japan and in Nevada before moving to...
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Robert E. Lynch

September 12, 1945 - May 19, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Robert E. Lynch of Waltham, died Friday May 19, 2017. He was 71. Bob was born in Waltham on September 12, 1945, the son of the late Hazel C. (Bigham) and Robert G. Lynch, and had been a lifelong resident. He was raised and educated in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary's High School. After that he earned his bachelors and master's degrees from Boston State College. On...
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Bilma Ruano

January 10, 1950 - May 16, 2017

"The people with whom you share your life with leave a mark . . . and although they may no longer be here with you, a part of them will always remain in your heart." Mrs. Bilma Ruano, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Beth Israel Deacon Hospital. She was 67. Born in El Progreso, Guatemala on January 10, 1950, Bilma was the daughter of the late Aquilino and Zoila (Contreras) Ruano. ...
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Kathleen M. (Hannah) Wilck

October 10, 1924 - May 15, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Kathleen M. (Hannah) Wilck of Waltham died Monday, May 15, 2017, in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Mrs. Wilck was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on October 10, 1924, a daughter of the late Arthur Thompson and Maude Lucy (Webber) Hannah. She was employed by the New Brunswick Telephone Company in Canada for seventeen years before coming to the United...
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Bernard J. 'Red' Doherty

January 9, 1929 - May 14, 2017

Waltham – Red Doherty was one of the kinds of people you would always hope to know and call friend. And many did. He died peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 88. Born on January 9, 1929 in Waltham, Bernard Joseph Doherty was a son of the late Bernard and Mary (Fahy) Doherty. He graduated with the class of 1946 from Saint Charles High School and joined the...
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John W. Gentile

June 6, 1985 - May 13, 2017

Waltham – John W. Gentile, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was 31. John was born in Cambridge on June 6, 1985, the son of John and Kim (Roche) Gentile. He lived in Cambridge until the age of five before moving with his family to Waltham. He remained a lifelong Waltham resident. He was active in Waltham Youth Hockey and Waltham Youth Baseball. A...
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Henri A. Termeer

February 28, 1946 - May 12, 2017

Henri A. Termeer, former Chairman, President and CEO of Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades, died suddenly on Friday night, May 12, 2017. He was 71 years old. Henri Termeer believed you could change the world and he did so for many people suffering from devastating diseases. He often said that if we can create medicines to help people, it is our responsibility to do so no matter...
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Deborah A. (Gouthro) Utley

March 25, 1955 - May 9, 2017

Acton - Mrs. Deborah A. (Gouthro) Utley, of Acton, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 62. Deborah was born in Waltham on March 25,1955, a daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Timbury) Gouthro. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School in 1973. She furthered her education by attending Bryman Institute where she...
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Joseph D. Goode

April 3, 1926 - May 8, 2017

Needham – Former Waltham City Councilor Joseph D. Goode died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Avita of Needham. He was 91. Joe was born in Waltham on April 3, 1926, a son of the late Dermott J. and Catherine (Gallivan) Goode. After graduating from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham in 1943 he joined the United States Navy during World War II where he served until being discharged in July, 1946. ...
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Peter Raguso

May 14, 1947 - May 7, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Peter Raguso, of Waltham, died on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. He was 69. He was born May 14, 1947 in Waltham, a son of the late Frank and Mary Alice (Furlon) Raguso. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a lifelong resident. Peter worked in maintenance for many years at Raytheon Corporation for many years before retiring. He...
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David M. Hall

December 1, 1947 - May 7, 2017

Waltham – Mr. David M. Hall, of Waltham, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 69. Born on December 1, 1947 in Wyandotte, Michigan he was a son of the late David J. and Rita (Sharpe) Hall. After graduating high school he earned an associate's degree from Bunker Hill Community College. He honorably served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and later...
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John J. Kelly

May 6, 2017

Waltham – Mr. John J. Kelly, of Waltham, formerly of Mission Hill, died Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born and raised in Mission Hill he was a graduate of Mission Hill High School in 1955 and years later went back to school where he earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1975. The beloved husband of the late Ellen M. (Daley) Kelly, he leaves his daughter, Catherine A. Magliarditi...
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Louis F. Vezeau

September 19, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Louis F. Vezeau, of Waltham, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at Wingate of Weston. He was 84. Louis was born in Waltham on September 19, 1932, a son of the late Louis and Catherine (Duffy) Vezeau, and was a lifelong resident. He was a 1949 graduate of Saint Charles High School and later served for a time in the Massachusetts National Guard. On September 3, 1951 Louis married...
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Marion E. Besso

November 25, 1937 - May 3, 2017

Mrs. Marion E. (Townsend) Besso, Of Waltham, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Sawtelle Family Hospice House. She was 79. Born on November 25, 1937 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late Victor and Anna (Cusack) Townsend. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Marion's life was always centered on her family. She loved dancing with her husband, festivals, trips to the beach and...
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Charles P. McCarthy

November 1, 1924 - April 30, 2017

Waltham – ON the fifteenth of February, 1948 twenty-three year old Charlie McCarthy, a native of Ballyisland, Skibbereen, County Cork stepped aboard the SS Washington docked at the Port of Cobh, on Ireland's southern coast. He was Passenger No. 5. What awaited him on the other side of the Atlantic were hopes and dreams mixed in with a fair amount of apprehension and anxiety. When the...
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James E. Anderson

February 24, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Waltham – Mr. James E. Anderson, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. He was 86. Jim was born in Eureka, California on February 24, 1931, a son of the late Harry and Jane (Carolan) Anderson. He was raised on a dairy farm in Ferndale, California and graduated from Ferndale High School with the class of 1949. During the Korean War he served...
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Martha E. Maker

December 1, 1927 - April 30, 2017

Mrs. Martha E. (Wentworth) Maker, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Wingate of Weston. She was 89. Martha was born in Waltham on December 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Chauncey and Edith (Kempton) Wentworth. She worked for the Sullivan and Cogliano Employment Agency for several years. Martha was a lifelong resident and enjoyed keeping a tidy garden around her home. Martha was...
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Beverly R. Waite

May 22, 1949 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Beverly R. (LaForte) Waite, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 25 2017 in Carney Hospital, Boston. She was 68. Beverly was born in Waltham on May 22, 1949, a daughter of the late Roy and Ann (Annunziata) LaForte, and had been a lifelong resident. After graduating from Waltham High School she attended Catherine Labouré School on Nursing at Carney Hospital and earned her nursing degree...
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Josephine T. Wilson

October 9, 1946 - April 25, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Josephine T. (Lewis) Wilson, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 70. Josephine was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 9, 1946, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Phillips) Lewis. She was raised and educated in Ireland and came to the U.S. as a young woman to work as a nanny. She had a special affinity with children...
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Mary H. Langton

December 9, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Mary Hayes Langton, age 95, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1921 in Waltham, Massachusetts; she was the seventh of nine children, to William A. and Emma Leary Hayes. She was a 1939 graduate of Saint Mary High School, Waltham. In 1944 she married Laurence Bragan Langton. Prior to her years raising their six children in Waltham,...
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Karen M. (Shanley) Alosso

July 29, 1962 - April 24, 2017

Waltham – Karen M. (Shanley) Alosso, of Waltham, formerly of Somerville, died at home on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was 54. It was a warm and sunny day in Boston on July 29, 1962 when Tom and Betty Shanley welcomed their new baby Karen into the world. Karen spent her early years in Watertown, but grew up in Waltham. She was a 1980 graduate of Waltham High. She lived in Somerville for...
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Nancy Bucknam

May 19, 1942 - April 23, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Nancy (Galiazzo) Bucknam, of Waltham, died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 74. Nancy was born in Maryland on May 19, 1942, a daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Marshall) Galiazzo. She was raised and educated in Winchester and married Waltham native Herbert J. Bucknam on August 29, 1964. Before her retirement she had worked as a bank teller...
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Orbin W. Raymond

February 3, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Orbin W. Raymond, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Watertown Health Care Center. He was . . . as he always liked to say . . . 93 years young. Orbin was born in Waltham on February 3, 1924, a son of the late William and Viola (Haines) Raymond, and had been a lifelong resident. He worked as a dishwasher, first at Hart's Diner at the corner of Moody and Carter...
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Vera V. Brown

January 9, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Waltham – Vera V. Brown, of Waltham, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at her home. She was 94. Vera was born in Cambridge on January 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Samuel and Phyllis (Davis) Brown. She was a 1941 graduate of Cambridge High School and moved with her family to Waltham in 1944. Until her retirement she worked for forty-seven years for the Ucinite Company in Newtonville. Vera...
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Mary Elizabeth Antonellis

February 13, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Sheldon) Antonellis of Waltham and Wayland (formerly of Corning, NY and Battlecreek, MI) passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the age of 84. She and her late husband, Albert Antonellis had five children: John Antonellis and his wife Dora of Londonderry, NH, Stephen Antonellis and his wife Laurel Hortvet of Glastonbury, CT, Thomas Antonellis and his wife Laurie of...
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Mary F. (Daly) Byrne

August 30, 1931 - April 20, 2017

Waltham – Being a nurse means that you will see life begin and end . . . you will cry a lot . . . and you will laugh a lot. And you will never let your patients down. That was the life that Mary Byrne led. She was a nurse for fifty plus years and she was really good at it. After graduating from Belmont High School in 1949 she went to Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Sheila A. (Dubie) White

November 5, 1943 - April 20, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Sheila A. (Dubie) White, of Waltham, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was 73. Sheila was born in Waltham on November 5, 1943 and graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1961. On October 2, 1965 she married Robert J. White in Saint Mary's Church on School Street and the pair have called Waltham their home ever since. Until her...
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Maria Stanton

March 2, 1928 - April 17, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Maria Stanton, of Waltham, died on Monday, April 17th 2017 in Wingate of Weston. She was 89. Maria was born in Westbrook, Maine on March 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Sebastian and Leontine (Landry) Savoy and graduated from Waltham High School in 1946. She was a kind and giving person who always put her family first. She was the wife of the late John M. Stanton and is...
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Camille M. Valenzano

June 7, 1918 - April 14, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Camille M. (Sendziak) Valenzano, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 98 years old. Camille was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 7, 1918, a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Helen Margaret (Zaleski) Sendziak. Until her retirement she had worked as an office assistant at Honeywell. While roller skating in Brooklyn she...
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Eleanore F. Tomusko

June 9, 1919 - April 12, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Eleanore F. Tomusko, of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 97. Eleanore was born in Portland, Maine on June 9, 1919, a daughter of the late Francis and Sarah (Coyne) Rowe. She graduated from Portland High School in 1937 and worked as a manager at Woolworth's for over 13 years. On September 29, 1951 she married William R. Tomusko...
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Anthony R. "Tony" Stefanelli

November 27, 1934 - April 12, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Anthony R. "Tony" Stefanelli, of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 82. Tony was born in Somerville on November 27, 1934, a son of the late Joseph and Lena (Alcione) Stefanelli. In between the Korean and Vietnam Wars he served as a Morse code operator with the United States Army Signal Corps. Music was his passion and...
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Paulette M. Fagan

May 28, 1922 - April 11, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Paulette M. (Lewis) (Doucette) Fagan, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Wingate of Weston. She was 94. Paulette was born in Boston on May 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Harold and Suzanne (Lenoir) Lewis. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School. Until her retirement Paulette worked as an inspector for over thirty years at the Howard...
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Richard P. Desrosiers

November 17, 1950 - April 11, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Richard P. Desrosiers, of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in the Golden Living Center of West Newton. He was 66. Richard was born in New Bedford on November 17, 1950, a son of Jean and Lucie (Galipeau) Desrosiers of Waltham. He was a 1969 graduate of Waltham Vocational High School and after that served for six years with the Massachusetts National Guard. For forty-eight...
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Robert H. Masciocchi, CSS

September 14, 1927 - April 10, 2017

Waltham – Reverend Robert H. Masciocchi, 89, a member of the Stigmatine community for more than seventy years, died in Boston on April 10, 2017 after a brief illness. Father Masciocchi, CSS was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 14, 1927, the son of the late Enrico and Carolina (Miglierina) Masciocchi and was educated in Boston Public Schools. After graduating from high school he...
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Michael Paul Garrigan

April 4, 1945 - April 10, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Michael Paul Garrigan died on January 16, 2017 at the age of 71 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a three year battle with cancer as a result of Agent Orange. Michael was born on April 4, 1945 and was formerly a native of Waltham. He was the husband of Afarina 'Affie' H. (Aragon); father of Emmet Matthew Garrigan of Las Vegas, NV and step-son, Scott. He was the son of the late William...
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Carroll E. Cronin

May 4, 1950 - April 9, 2017

Waltham – Carroll E. Cronin, of Waltham, died on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in her home. She was 66. Carroll was born in Winchester on May 4, 1950, a daughter of the late France and Mary (Carroll) Cronin. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she earned her bachelors and masters degree and later earned her law degree from The University of Michigan. For a number of years she was a...
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William J. Waldron

January 4, 1935 - April 9, 2017

Waltham – Mr. William J. Waldron, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died at home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was 82. Bill was born in County Mayo, Ireland on January 4, 1935, a son of the late John and Margaret (Regan) Waldron. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 and met his future bride, Eileen Mahon, a year later. The pair married in Saint Patrick's Church in...
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Emma (Binda) LaFort

November 22, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Emma (Binda) LaFort, of Waltham, died Monday, April 3, 2017 in Medway Country Manor. She was 91. Emma was born in Waltham on November 22, 1925, a daughter of the late Valentino and Frances (Phillips) Binda. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and had worked at the Waltham Watch Factory during the early years of her marriage. She was a talented and creative woman who was...
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Thomas J. Huff, Sr.

April 26, 1959 - April 2, 2017

Watertown – Mr. Thomas J. Huff, Sr., of Watertown, died on April 2, 2017 at Watertown Health Center. He was 57. Tom was born in Lowell on April 26, 1959, a son of Ann M. (Kelly) (Huff) Cody of Waltham and the late Elwin M. Huff. He was raised in Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High School and had worked as a security officer for many years. Besides his mother, Ann Cody, he is...
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Getrude E. "Trudy" Poirier

February 10, 1917 - April 2, 2017

Waltham – When Trudy Poirier drew her last breath on Sunday morning, a month after turning 100, she knew that when she left us she was loved and wanted and needed by the family that she adored. And after one-hundred years that pretty much says it all . . . a pretty good record . . . and living proof that . . . "God could not be everywhere, so he created Mothers". She was born in Lowell...
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Oscar A. Teo

October 1, 1948 - April 1, 2017

Mr. Oscar A. Teo, of Waltham, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 68. Oscar was born on October 1, 1948 in Canoas, Guatemala, the son of the late Nicolasa Gonzalez y Gonzalez and Bernardo Teo Linares. For many years he worked in the construction industry building homes in Guatemala. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Barrera, his children, Rosa Teo of...
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William B. Marcus

July 9, 1930 - March 30, 2017

Waltham – Mr. William B. Marcus, of Waltham, died on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 86. Bill was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 9, 1930, a son of the late Samuel and Diana Marcus and in the late '40s and '50s lived on the family farm in Robbinsville, N.J. He credited the hard farm work of his early adulthood with his robust good health that lasted into his...
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Daisy Fucci

June 22, 1919 - March 29, 2017

Mrs. Daisy (Palombo) Fucci, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Avita of Needham. She was 97. Daisy was born in Waltham on June 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Dominic and Albina (Carchia) Albino. She was devoted to her family and her faith. She was the wife of the late Amerigo Fucci and mother of the late Gerald A. Fucci and is survived by her granddaughter, Rebecca L. Reis...
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Ruth P. O'Connell

March 6, 1933 - March 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Ruth P. (Dunn) O'Connell, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 84. Ruth was born in Boston on March 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Bernard Dunn and Mary Phyllis (Lynch) (Dunn) Bosworth. She was raised in Boston and graduated from Boston Girls High School. On September 4, 1955 she married Roy E. O'Connell in Brookline...
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Bernard L. Barden

September 3, 1927 - March 28, 2017

Billerica – Mr. Bernard L. Barden, formerly of Waltham and Humarock, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was 89. Bernie was born in Waltham on September 3, 1927, the youngest of seven sons of the late James and Edna (Dagle) Barden. After high school he served with the United States Army. In 1953 he married Arlington native Anne E. Proudfoot and the couple made Waltham...
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John F. McAndrews

May 29, 1943 - March 27, 2017

West Yarmouth – Mr. John F. McAndrews, of West Yarmouth, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, March 27, 2017 in Cape Cod Hospital. He was 73. Born in Waltham on May 29, 1943, he was a son of the late John and Velma (Fraser) McAndrews. He had been a longtime resident of West Newton before moving to West Yarmouth fourteen years ago. Until his retirement he worked as a manager for Saint...
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Mary Pauline Manning

May 5, 1916 - March 27, 2017

Waltham – Mary Pauline Manning, of Waltham, died on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 100. Pauline was born in Waltham on May 5, 1916, a daughter of the late George and Marie (Roach) Manning. After graduating from St. Mary's High School in Waltham she went to work in the advertising department at The Boston Globe, a job she would hold for over 25 years. It was...
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Rita V. (Murray) Qualters

August 13, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Rita V. (Murray) Qualters, of Waltham, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 88. Rita was born in Waltham on August 13, 1928, a daughter of the late David and Bertha (Reilly) Murray and had been a lifelong resident. On November 20, 1948 she married Richard T. Qualters in Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Waltham and for the next sixty-eight plus...
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Bernard P. White

October 6, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Bernard P. White, 87 years old, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania died Saturday in Chandler Estate, Pen Argyl. His wife of 46 years was the late Marie Frances (Kelly) White. Bernie lived a long, fulfilling life. He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Pittston and was raised in West Pittston, the second of three children, son of the late James and Alice (Martin) White. He was a 1947 graduate of Pittston...
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Emily A. Kane

September 10, 1963 - March 23, 2017

Emily Kane's admirable and well fought fight with a rare cancer came to its end on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She died peacefully in the company of her family. She was 53. Born in Brighton on September 10, 1963 she is the daughter of Feliciano and Giustina (Persechini) DiMascio. A graduate of the former Our Lady of the Presentation High School in Brighton she also earned her associates degree...
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John R. "Jack" Mullen

September 6, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Danvers – Mr. John R. "Jack" Mullen, of Danvers, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health. He was 90. John was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 6, 1926 to the late Joseph P. and Katharine A. (Kelley) Mullen and graduated from Classical High School in Providence. After high school he joined the United States Navy and served as a radio...
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Richard L. Caplice

September 6, 1943 - March 16, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Richard L. Caplice, of Waltham, formerly of Brookline, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after being stricken ill at home. He was 73. Born on September 6, 1943 in Brockton he was a son of the late Leo and Rose (Jasper) Caplice. He graduated from Concord High School in 1961. After serving in the National Guard Reserves he later earned his bachelor's degree from...
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Stephen J. Colantino

February 25, 1966 - March 15, 2017

Mr. Stephen J. Colantino, of South Dennis and formerly of Walpole and Auburndale died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Cape Cod Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 51. Stephen was born in Waltham on February 25, 1966, the son of Robert C. and Mary C (Cannavo) Colantino. He was raised in Auburndale and graduated from Newton North High School. Stephen loved collecting various...
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Joseph E. Boudreau

May 27, 1930 - March 11, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Joseph E. Boudreau, of Waltham, died peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 86. Joe was born in Chéticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on May 27, 1930, to the late Alexander and Marie Ann (Aucoin) Boudreau. He moved to Waltham in 1953, where he met and seven years later married, Mary C. MacDonald, at Saint Gabriel's Monastery...
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John A. MacNeill

December 9, 1940 - March 11, 2017

Clinton – Mr. John A. MacNeill, of Clinton, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Clinton Hospital. He was 76. John was born in Waltham on December 9, 1940 to the late Winfield and Margaret H. (Walsh) MacNeill. He was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High School. Until his retirement he worked as a foreman for Boston Scientific in Watertown and before that held the same position...
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Marie F. Cronin

October 5, 1937 - March 9, 2017

Watertown – Marie F. Cronin, of Watertown, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 79. Marie was born on October 5, 1937 to the late Dr. Edward J. and Martha (Goulding) Cronin and was raised in Brighton. She was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and continued her studies at Regis College in Weston where she graduated in 1959. Carrying on what...
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Caroline M. (Cotone) Parello

March 10, 1935 - March 7, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Caroline M. (Cotone) Parello, of Waltham, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Milton. She was 81. Carol was born in Waltham on March 10, 1935 to the late Samuel and Mary (Ruggiero) Cotone. She was raised in Watertown and moved to Waltham following her marriage to her late husband, Thomas R. Parello. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and continued her...
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Catherine R. (Rock) Fallon

April 24, 1935 - March 6, 2017

Weston - Mrs. Catherine R. (Rock) Fallon of Weston died Monday, March 6, 2017 in her home. She was 81. Mrs. Fallon was born in New York City on April 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Dr. Robert T. Rock and Dr. Dorothea McCarthy. Catherine was raised in Bronxville, New York, and had lived in Winchester for twelve years before moving to Weston forty years ago. On her birthday in 1959,...
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Margaret A. (Pallozzi) Smith

November 30, 1934 - March 6, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret A. (Pallozzi) Smith, of Waltham, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home. She was 82. Margaret was the youngest of five children born to the late Ralph and Josephine (Tarullo) Pallozzi, both natives of Scanno, a town two hours west of Rome, Italy. They raised their family in East Boston and throughout her life Margaret was affectionately known as 'Babe' by her...
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Brian R. Hancock

July 2, 1957 - March 3, 2017

Ashby – Mr. Brian R. Hancock, of Ashby, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home. He was 59. Brian was born in Waltham on July 2, 1957, a son of Joseph W. and Marie M. (Pellerin) Hancock of Waltham. He had been a lifelong resident before moving to Ashby three years ago. After high school Brian served with the United States Marine Corps and later became a firefighter...
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Julia L. (Hoarde) Maloney

February 11, 1913 - March 1, 2017

Ashland – Mrs. Julia L. (Hoarde) Maloney, of Ashland, formerly of Waltham and Brighton died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 104. Julia was born in Waltham on February 11, 1913, a daughter of the late and Joseph and Elizabeth (Mehegan) Hoarde and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She was a loving wife to the late Charles M. Maloney for 56 years and a cherished sister of the...
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Mary V. (Mulcahy) Brophy

March 7, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Hyannis – Mrs. Mary V. (Mulcahy) Brophy of Hyannis died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Cape Cod Hospital. She was 89. Mrs. Brophy was born in Boston on March 7, 1927, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Winifred (Fitzgerald) Mulcahy. Mary was a long time resident of Waltham before retiring to Cape Cod seven years ago. She was the wife of the late Waltham Fire Captain Martin J. Brophy and...
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Samuel Sabetti

November 20, 1921 - February 27, 2017

Mr. Samuel Sabetti, of Spencer, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Monday, February 27, 2017. He was 95. Sam was born November 20, 1921 in Newton a son of Italian immigrants Andrew and Mary (Izzo) Sabetti. He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II. He married Shirley Wilson at First Congregational on August 7, 1948 and they were residents of Waltham until May 2009 when...
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Domenic Cuttone

February 15, 1929 - February 26, 2017

Waltham – Domenico 'Domenic' Cuttone was born on February 15, 1929 in Ucria, a province of Sicily, Italy, to the late Vincenzo and Rosalia (Rigoli) Cuttone. After a period of failing health, Domenic died in his much loved home with family by his side on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Domenic had just celebrated his 88th birthday and is now reunited with his beloved wife Nunziata 'Nancy' (Lembo),...
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Peter A. Donovan

November 30, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Barnstable – Mr. Peter A. Donovan, formerly of Newton, died on Saturday, February 25, 2017 after long standing health issues. He was 81. Peter's death is mourned by his wife of fifty-five years, Eleanor (Dill) Donovan; his son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Kristen (Holt), his grandchildren, Kathryn, John, and Emma. He is also survived by his brother, Walter of Marlborough and other friends and...
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Leona (Santamaria) Defino

November 3, 1925 - February 25, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Leona (Santamaria) Defino, of Waltham, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hosice in Wayland. She was 91. Leona was born in Waltham on November 3, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Santamaria, and had been a lifelong resident. After high school she worked as a dressmaker and later in life worked for many years in the food service department...
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Margaret C. "Peg" (FitzGerald) Lord

August 3, 1934 - February 24, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret C. "Peg" (FitzGerald) Lord, of Waltham, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at her home. She was 82. Peg was born in Malden on August 3, 1934 to the late James P. and Violet M. (Carroll) FitzGerald. She was raised in Waltham and had been a lifelong resident. Peg was a graduate of Rosary Academy in Watertown. After high school she worked for a time for the John Hancock...
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Donald J. Barry

February 1, 1925 - February 23, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Donald J. Barry, of Waltham, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Waltham Crossings. He was 92. He was born in Newton on February 1, 1925, a son of the late Raymond and Catherine (Delaney) Barry. Don and his late wife, Rachel, were born just days apart, and not far from each other. That's how they kept it for fifty-eight years, after their marriage in 1958. Aside from summers...
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Archibald E. "Archie" Carter

December 11, 1927 - February 22, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Archibald E. "Archie," Carter, of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 89. Archie was born in Waltham on December 11, 1927 to the late Archibald and Mary (Garnier) Carter. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School and in 1946 joined the United States Army. Raised in Wayland, Archie made his way to Waltham after his...
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Joyce R. Rotchford

September 9, 1952 - February 21, 2017

Watertown – Joyce R. Rotchford, of Watertown, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was 64. Joyce was born in Waltham on September 9, 1952, a daughter of Edward R. Rotchford of Waltham and the late Barbara M. (Curtin) Rotchford. She was a Waltham High School graduate and later attended Northeastern University in Boston. A Watertown resident for the past...
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Richard A. Melanson

August 16, 1938 - February 19, 2017

Waltham – Richie Melanson loved his wife of forty-four years, Joanne, more than anything else in the world. When she left us on May 15, 2015 at the young age of seventy-three not a day went by that Richie didn't miss her. She'd been suffering from Parkinson's for almost ten years at the time and the tender, loving, and unselfish way that he cared for her was inspirational. She never...
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Phyllis L. (Fay) Jee

February 13, 1924 - February 12, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Phyllis L. (Fay) Jee of Waltham died Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Care One of Newton. She was 92. Mrs. Jee was born in Boston on February 13, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Blanche (Greenough) Fay. Phyllis graduated from Girls High School in Boston and worked in the Middlesex County Hospital until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the choir at Our Lady' s...
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Paul E. "Eddie" LeBlanc

December 27, 1931 - February 12, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Paul E. "Eddie" LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85. Eddie was born in Waltham on December 27, 1931, a son of the late Joseph and Lucie (Aucoin) LeBlanc, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. During the Korean War he served as an engineman aboard the USS Harveson, a...
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John C. McManama, M.D.

July 21, 1916 - February 10, 2017

Waltham - Dr. John Carroll McManama, Jr., born July 21, 1916 to John C. and Elizabeth W. McManama, passed away peacefully Friday night, February 10, 2017, in the arms of his children, at the age of 100. He was a cherished brother to the late Agnes Cohn Quinn, George B. of Belmont, the late Rosemary Quinn, and Elizabeth (Betty) Kasper of Waltham. John was a loyal husband, married to the late...
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Agnes (McGann) Mannix

August 30, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Watertown – Mrs. D. Agnes (McGann) Mannix, of Watertown, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 86. Agnes was born in Waltham on August 30, 1930, a daughter of the late Benedict J. and Nora T. (Malloy) McGann. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. After that she went to work at Grover Cronin's on Moody Street where she eventually became a buyer...
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Jean (Pendleton) Gardiner

November 23, 1920 - February 6, 2017

West Newton – Mrs. Jean (Pendleton) Gardiner, of West Newton, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home. She was 96. Jean was born on November 23, 1920 in Winter Harbor, Maine, the youngest of eleven children born to the late Frederick and Elvira Pendleton. She was a graduate of Winter Harbor High School where she captained the girls' basketball team. She lived in Waltham before moving...
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Dianne M. Farrell

November 11, 1959 - February 2, 2017

When born we are never promised a life that will be easy. It is however the universal prayer and hope that life will be filled with unconditional love and times of sheer joy and happiness…simple pleasures and gratitude for the people who cross our paths. Life becomes about the experiences with people in it. Perhaps later in life we surrender with a willingness to accept change while remaining...
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Mary T. (Casey) Maloney

November 2, 1925 - February 1, 2017

DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE WAKE FOR MARY TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED --- FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL GATHER AT 9 AM FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE LEAVING FOR HER FUNERAL MASS AT 10 AM IN OUR LADY'S CHURCH. Waltham - Mrs. Mary T. (Casey) Maloney of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in her home. She was 91. Mrs. Maloney was born in Brighton on November 2, 1925, a daughter of the late James P. and...
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Robert M. Ryan

July 14, 1945 - January 30, 2017

Robert "Bob" Michael Ryan, 71, of Attleboro, peacefully passed away surrounded by his beloved family at his home on Monday, January 30, 2017. Born on July 14, 1945 in Brighton, he was the son of the late William "Laddie" Ryan and the late Grace Rita (Mulvihill) Ryan. Bob graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waltham, Class of 1963, attended Boston College, and received his Bachelor of...
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Mary Ellen Hawko

March 9, 1950 - January 30, 2017

Watertown - Miss Mary Ellen Hawko of Watertown died Monday, January 30, 2017, in the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. She was 66. Mary Ellen was born in Malden, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ann (Moore) Hawko. Mary Ellen was raised in Everett and moved to Watertown in her late teens. She was the manager at the Stonebridge Resident Store in Burlington. Mary Ellen volunteered...
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Thelma H. (Dennehy) Casella

July 8, 1935 - January 30, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Thelma H. (Dennehy) Casella, of Waltham, died Monday, January 30, 2017, in her home. She was 81. Thelma was born in Waltham on July 8, 1935, a daughter of the late Paul and Thelma (Jackson) Dennehy, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1953 graduate of Waltham High School. On August 14, 1955, she married Robert J. Casella and they enjoyed over sixty-one years...
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Margaret H. (Swanson) Hanlon

September 27, 1942 - January 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret H. (Swanson) Hanlon, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was 74. Margaret was born in Waltham on September 27, 1942, a daughter of the late Reno and Margaret (O'Neill) Swanson, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1960 graduate of Waltham High School. She was a graduate of the Waltham Hospital School of Nursing and worked all her life...
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Ethel M. (Massie) Gardner

October 3, 1923 - January 28, 2017

West Newton – Mrs. Ethel M. (Massie) Gardner, of West Newton, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Sunrise of Wayland. She was 93. Ethel was born in Newton on October 3, 1923, a daughter of the late George and Ethel (Greene) Massie. She graduated from Newton High School in 1941 and two years later married her sweetheart, Waltham native Henry W. Gardner, in Saint Bernard's Church in West...
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Jean M. (Davini) Jensen

January 27, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Jean M. (Davini) Jensen, of Waltham, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. Jean was born in Boston, a daughter of the late James and Gertrude (Nichols) Davini, and lived in Waltham for most of her life. Until her retirement she worked for a number of years at the Star Market store on Lexington Street. She will long be remembered for her...
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Dorothy A. Mula

March 13, 1930 - January 27, 2017

St. Augustine said . . . "Faith is to believe what you do not see . . . the reward of this faith is to see what you believe!'". Dot Mula's life centered on her faith and her much loved parish of Saint Jude's in Waltham and she now enjoys the reward of her labors. She died peacefully at home on Friday, January 27, 2017. She was 86. Dorothy A. Akey was born March 13, 1930 in Greenfield,...
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Colin H. MacNevin

January 31, 1944 - January 26, 2017

Newton – Mr. Colin H. MacNevin, of Newton, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home. He was 72. Colin was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 31, 1944 to the late Eugene M. and Mary (O'Keefe) MacNevin. He attended Newton High School, Newton Technical High School and Quincy Junior College. Colin's career began at Signet Lithographers where he worked as an offset pressman and...
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Charlie Leidy McCourt

September 13, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Meriden, Conn. – . . . "Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." . . . A.A. Milne. On the thirteenth of September last year Kara and Pat McCourt welcomed the newest edition and addition to their family . . . little Charlie, who weighed in at eight pounds; fourteen ounces of pure love. Waiting for him at home was his three year old brother Patrick...
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Aldo Ferranti

May 25, 1949 - January 23, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Aldo Ferranti, of Waltham, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was 67. Aldo was born in Cambridge on May 25, 1949, a son of Lillian (Westcott) Ferranti and the late Aldo A. Ferranti, and moved as a child with his family to Watertown. He was a 1967 graduate of Watertown High School. On July 2, 1972 he married his sweetheart, Watertown...
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James M. Tully

August 16, 1937 - January 20, 2017

Marlborough--James M. Tully, 79, formerly of Framingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday January 20, 2017, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham, following a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He handled the adversity of the disease with grace and dignity, never complaining, and retaining the sense of humor for which he was always known. He leaves behind his loving...
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Julia A. (Chavez) Benjamin

February 16, 1925 - January 20, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Julia A. (Chavez) Benjamin, of Waltham, died Friday, January 20, 2017, in the Woburn Nursing Center. She was 91. Mrs. Benjamin was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on February 16, 1925. She was the wife of the late Hobart L. Benjamin and the mother of the late Jose M. Benjamin. Julia is survived by her son, Edward L. Benjamin and his wife, Michelle, of Burlington and five...
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Helen D. (Forster) McDonald

November 2, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Townsend – Mrs. Helen D. (Forster) McDonald of Townsend, formerly of Lexington and Waltham, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her home. She was 86. Helen was born in Waltham on November 2, 1930 to the late Alphonsus J. and Helen G. (Drew) Forster. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School where she proudly served as class president and head of the cheerleading squad. Later in life...
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Mark R. "Shark" Kelley

June 23, 1956 - January 19, 2017

Framingham – When Shark Kelly had to take a leave from his job at Waltham Hospital in February, 1986 to treat the onset of kidney disease his family and his friends rallied around to help and support him . . . and they did it every day until he drew his last breath. Mark R. "Shark" Kelley was 60 when he died at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on Thursday, January 19, 2017 having been visited by...
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Homer W. Kershner, Jr.

October 2, 1926 - January 16, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Homer W. Kershner, Jr., of Waltham, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at his home. He was 90. Homer was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan on October 2, 1926, the only child of the late Vaneta P. (Sheridan) and Homer W. Kershner, Sr. As a youngster his family moved to Portland, Maine. Shortly after he graduated from Deering High School in Portland their final move brought them to...
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Ann F. (Herman) DeVincent

February 3, 1917 - January 14, 2017

Waltham – On the day that President Woodrow Wilson broke off relations with Germany, February 3, 1917, paving the way for America's entry into what would later be called the World War, Lithuanian immigrants Charles and Esther Herman welcomed their daughter, Ann Frances, into the world at their Cambridge home. Ann would live into her hundredth year and for another fifteen U.S. presidents. ...
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Frances A. (Parisi) Scafidi

September 28, 1920 - January 14, 2017

Auburndale - Mrs. Frances A. (Parisi) Scafidi, of Auburndale, died Saturday, January 14, 2016 at Countryside Healthcare in Milford. She was 96. Frances was born on September 28, 1920 in Waltham, a daughter of Italian immigrants Domenico and Assunta (Mula) Parisi. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School. During World War II she proudly worked at the former Waltham...
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Alice M. (Romaniak) LaFountain

January 18, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Alice M. (Romaniak) LaFountain, of Waltham, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Golden Living Center – Heathwood in Chestnut Hill. She was 88. Alice was born in Rogers, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Dyonizy and Maryanna (Wojtowicz) Romaniak. She worked in housekeeping at Waltham Hospital for 28 years up until the time she retired. Alice was the wife of the...
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Robert N. Johnson

June 7, 1937 - January 13, 2017

Beverly – Deacon Robert N. Johnson, of Beverly, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home. He was 79. Bob was a son of the late Norman and Dorothy (Cooney) Johnson and was born and raised in Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge Latin School before earning his bachelor's degree from Bentley College. He later achieved a master's degree in business administration from...
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Ursula Helena (Colella) Parrella

September 1, 1918 - January 10, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Ursula Helena (Colella) Parrella, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. And, like members of her father's family, she lived into her nineties. Lee, as her family and friends called her, was born in Newton on September 1, 1918, a daughter of the late Irena (Bibbo) and Orazio Colella. She had two siblings, Paul Patrick Colella of Newton and Lucy DeRubeis of...
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