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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

December 7th 1941

December 7, 2016

December 7th was a Sunday in 1941 and in Honolulu, Hawaii the temperature was 84°. Just before eight o'clock in the morning the sunshine that promised to warm the day turned into darkness. Before the sun set two-thousand four-hundred three Americans were dead and at churches all across America, including those in Waltham, Watertown and Belmont, bells tolled, prayers were said and our...
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William J. Mannix

June 3, 1941 - December 5, 2016

Mr. William J. Mannix, of Wareham and Crystal River, Florida, passed away on December 5, 2016. Bill was a triple Eagle, graduating from BC High, Boston College and Boston College Graduate School. He was the head of Big Brother Association of Boston, was the chairman of the Horace Cousins Benevolent Fund of Newton and spent many years working with children throughout the Boston Public Schools. ...
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M. Kenneth Weeks

February 9, 1935 - December 5, 2016

Wareham – M. Kenneth Weeks, of Wareham, died at home on Monday, December 5, 2016 surrounded by family. He was 81. Ken was born in Waltham on February 9, 1935, a son of the late Merrill K. and Mary (Moynihan) Weeks. He was a graduate of St. Charles High School and later joined the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He married Mildred L. Hines in 1956 and the pair spent 47 happy years...
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Joan P. Denton

January 17, 1933 - December 5, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Joan P. Denton, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, December 5, 2016. She was 83. Born on January 17, 1933 in Garforth, England she was a daughter of the late Joseph Norman Riley and Emily (Stephenson) Riley. Raised and educated in England she immigrated to the United States in the early 1950's settling in Belmont. Her husband, Frank Denton died March 23, 2005. ...
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Anna L. (Tobin) Jaillet

December 17, 1932 - December 4, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Anna L. (Tobin) Jaillet, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Excel Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 83. Anna was born in Everett on December 17, 1932, a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Anastasia (Fitzgerald) Tobin, both natives of Western Bay, Newfoundland. Anna graduated from Bishop Chevrus High School in Malden and volunteered at the Immaculate Conception...
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Edward T. Bigham, Jr.

February 23, 1924 - December 3, 2016

Weston – Attorney Edward T. Bigham, Jr., of Weston passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie (Geisler) of Weston; his children, Penelope E. Comeau and her husband Phillip of Great Falls, Virginia, Deborah E. Bigham, Esq. of Waltham, Joan M. Bigham of Marlborough, Peter J. Bigham, MD and his wife, Kathleen, of Augusta, Georgia and...
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Elizabeth A. Coan

March 11, 1922 - December 3, 2016

Weston – Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Paul) Coan, of Weston, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Wayside Hospice in Wayland. She was 94. Born on March 11, 1922 in Proctor, Vermont she was a daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Steckle) Paul. She graduated from Pittsford High School and earned her registered nurse certificate from Mary Fletcher Hospital School. She honorably served her country in the...
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Norman E. Baker, Sr.

February 11, 1928 - December 2, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Norman E. Baker, Sr., of Waltham, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Wayside Hospice in Wayland. He was 88. Norman was born in Gloversville, New York on February 11, 1928, a son of the late Ernest W. and Clara B. (Rose) Baker. He was raised in upstate New York and joined the United States Navy at the tail end of World War II. While Norman was in the service he married his...
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Gladys J. (Richardson) Murphy

June 16, 1931 - December 2, 2016

Watertown – Mrs. Gladys J. (Richardson) Murphy, of Watertown, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 85. Gladys was born in Waltham on June 16, 1931, a daughter of the late Walter and Thelma (Horne) Richardson, and was a 1949 graduate of Waltham High School. She moved to Watertown following her marriage to Lucius P. Murphy who would later become a...
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Michael S. Halpern

December 25, 1943 - December 1, 2016

West Newton - Dr. Michael S. Halpern, of West Newton, died on Thursday, December 1, 2016, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 72. Mike was born in Boston on December 25, 1943, a son of the late Irving and Jennie (Cohen) Halpern. He was raised and educated in Brookline and earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge and later his Ph.D. from the University of California...
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Janet Lea St. Cyr

June 30, 1968 - December 1, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Janet Lea St. Cyr, of Waltham, died on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, after a courageous battle. She was 48. Janet was born in Stoneham on June 30, 1968. She lived most of her life in Waltham where she was able to combine her lifelong affection for animals with her occupation by working at Petco. She is survived by her parents, Raymond and...
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Marie Therese Aucoin

November 2, 1925 - November 30, 2016

Waltham – Miss Marie "Therese" Aucoin, of Waltham, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Sancta Maria Nursing Center in Cambridge. She was 91. Therese was born in Waltham on November 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Thomas and Regina (Vienneau) Aucoin. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham in 1943 and later earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emmanuel College and...
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Louis 'Sam' Decola

May 31, 1919 - November 28, 2016

Waltham – The Charles Dickens novel 'A Tale of Two Cities' begins with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . ." and for Waltham's Sam Decola that was the advent of World War II. On January 7, 1942, exactly a month after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor twenty-two year old Sam found himself among a group of young men gathered at Fort Devens swearing an oath to defend the...
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Irene (Emerson) O'Neil Sullivan

November 11, 1927 - November 28, 2016

North Andover – "Long after we are too big to carry in her arms, a mother carries us in her heart." . . . and that's what Irene O'Neil Sullivan did for her entire life. Widowed in 1976 when she was just forty-eight Irene decided to follow in her father's footsteps and went to real estate school and became a licensed realtor a year later. She supported herself and her family and worked her...
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Christine J. Smith

June 5, 1928 - November 24, 2016

Weston – Mrs. Christine June (Kokinakis) Smith, of Weston, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88. Christine was born on June 5, 1928 in Cambridge, a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Fisher) Kokinakis, and sister of Patricia and William, Jr., both deceased. She was a graduate of Cambridge High & Latin School and later went on to earn an Associate...
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Marie Mirabito

March 27, 1921 - November 22, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Marie E. (Graves) Mirabito died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Newton- Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Marie was born March 27, 1921 in Chelsea a daughter of the late Martin and Laura (Hiscoe) Graves. She was raised in Weston and lived all of her life in Waltham since her marriage to Salvatore F. Mirabito. Sal died on May 9, 1991. She worked at Diane Marie Cleaners In...
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Margaret Ardelle Waickwicz

September 5, 1918 - November 21, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret Ardelle (Martin) Waickwicz died at home with family at her side on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was 98. Margaret was born September 5, 1918 in Waltham a daughter of the late Stanley and Shirley Maude (Burhoe) Martin. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1936. Sadly, she was widowed at a young age when her...
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Edward J. Lupinski, Sr.

January 22, 1930 - November 20, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Edward J. Lupinski, Sr. of Waltham, went to his eternal rest on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. He was 86. Ed was born and raised in Pennsylvania but had lived in Waltham for over 62 years. As a youth, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. When his sons were young he enjoyed coaching their Little Nippers baseball teams. He worked hard to...
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Josephine Eisner

February 2, 1922 - November 19, 2016

Mrs. Josephine (Collins) Eisner of Waltham died Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. She was 94. Mrs. Eisner was born in Roxbury on February 2, 1922, a daughter of the late George and Olive (Backoff) Collins. She was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School as well as the Boston Clerical School. Josephine an administrative assistant in the Registrar's...
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John B. Jaillet, Jr.

May 3, 1931 - November 18, 2016

Bedford – Mr. John B. Jaillet, Jr. of Bedford, formerly of Waltham, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 in The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 85. John was born in Needham on May 3, 1931, a son of the late John B. and Marceline (Maillet) Jaillet. A proud veteran he honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the war John went to work as a...
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John O'Rourke

May 22, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Mr. John P. O'Rourke, of Waltham, died Friday, November 18, 2016 in Waltham Crossings. He was 92. John joins his wife of 60 years, Dorothy T. (Kelly) O'Rourke who died February 13, 2014. John was born in Cambridge a son of Irish immigrants John and Ellen (McKeon) O'Rourke. Raised and educated in Cambridge he was a graduate of the former Rindge Technical High School. When he learned of the...
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Mary L. Courtney

February 11, 1945 - November 16, 2016

Marshfield – Mrs. Mary L. (Leonard) Courtney, of Marshfield, formerly of Waltham, died on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at home with her family by her side after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born the daughter of the late Francis and Carmella Leonard in Waltham on February 11, 1945. She graduated from Waltham High School and worked for ADP in Waltham for over twenty years before...
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Patricia M. (Barker) Powell

August 20, 1923 - November 15, 2016

Waltham – There's an old adage that says "God could not be everywhere, so he created Mothers" . . . Patricia Mara (Barker) Powell, a longtime resident of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Tuesday November 15, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born in Bloemhof, South Africa on August 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Michael and Ellen (Warwick) Barker. She and her late husband,...
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Robert C. Patriquin

June 16, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Robert C. Patriquin of Waltham died Saturday, November 12, 2016, in Wingate at Weston. He was 79. Mr. Patriquin was born in Waltham on June 16, 1937, a son of the late Victor and Ruth (Crawford) Patriquin. A lifelong Waltham resident, Robert was employed as a machinist. He is survived by his children, Eric G. Patriquin of Natick, Ralph K. Patriquin and his wife, Michele, of...
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James J. Burns

November 24, 1933 - November 11, 2016

Watertown - Jim Burns was probably most content when at his home in Harwich on Cape Cod. For years it provided a retreat where he could read a good book while listening to or watching a New England sports game or preparing to host a house filled with family and friends for a clambake or lobster fest. Jim was often up for a short walk to the Irish Pub for a pint or two and he could sit for hours...
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Lillian M. (McNamara) Condon

May 10, 1926 - November 10, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Lillian M. (McNamara) Condon, of Waltham, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham. She was 90. Lillian was born and raised in Charlestown, a daughter of the late William H. and Margaret E. (Lane) McNamara. Shortly after her marriage to fellow Charlestown native Dennis M. Condon the couple moved to Waltham in 1953 where...
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John J. Driscoll

June 22, 1960 - November 7, 2016

Upton – Mr. John J. Driscoll, of Upton, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at his home. He was 56. John was born in Waltham on June 22, 1960, a son of the late John J. and Irene M. (Beaucage) Driscoll. He was a 1978 graduate of Waltham High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. He was long involved with theatre groups in Upton and had a love for the...
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Charles R. McCarthy, Sr.

April 11, 1925 - November 7, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Charles R. McCarthy, Sr., of Waltham, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 91. Charlie was born in Waltham on April 11, 1925, a son the late Charles F. McCarthy and Margaret B. (Davidson) (McCarthy) Fallon, and had been a lifelong resident. When Charlie was just a year and a half old his dear mother, Margaret, a native of Belfast, Northern...
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Irene M. Haché, R.C.E.

December 18, 1917 - November 3, 2016

Framingham – Sr. Irene M. Haché, R.C.E., of Framingham formerly of Waltham, died on Thursday, November 3rd 2016 in St. Patrick's Manor, Framingham. She was 98. Sr. Irene was born and raised in Waltham where she attended St. Pierre's Elementary School and St. Mary's High School and later earned her B.A. from Emmanuel College and her M.A. from Boston College. She loved the study of sciences...
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Jane M. Casey

January 13, 1956 - November 1, 2016

Cambridge – Ms. Jane M. (O'Mara) Casey, of Cambridge, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She was 60. Jane was born in Cambridge on January 13, 1956, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Hastings) O'Mara. She was a lifelong Cambridge resident and had graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and...
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Robert P. Reardon

December 16, 1947 - November 1, 2016

Newton – Golfer Lee Trevino said that "There are two things you can do with your head down . . . golf and pray". And those who knew Bob Reardon best know that he did both with reverence, regularity and zeal. Bob was born in Brighton on December 16, 1947, a son of the late Martin and Margaret (Ryan) Reardon and was raised in Newton. When the state decided to claim the family home in...
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Dianna L. "DeeDee" (Botting) Miles

December 1, 1952 - October 30, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Dianna L. 'DeeDee' (Botting) Miles, of Waltham, died Sunday October 30, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital, she was 63. DeeDee was born in Boston on December 1, 1952, the daughter of the late Richard and Barbara (Drinkwater) Botting. She was raised in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School. She began her career working at South Shore Bank in Quincy before becoming a...
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Thomas J. Arsenault, Jr.

June 6, 1977 - October 29, 2016

Waltham – TJ Arsenault could best be described as a quiet man who loved his family and never complained, even though he had earned the right to if he wanted. During the two years that he fought the cancer that finally took him TJ was always more concerned with others than himself . . . his father Tom who died a year ago . . . his mother Barbara who loved them both unconditionally and took...
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Sparsh Bhargava

October 24, 1985 - October 28, 2016

New York, NY – Mr. Sparsh Bhargava, of New York, formerly of Acton, died October 28th, 2016 of natural causes while on a business trip to Germany. He was 31. Sparsh was born on October 24, 1985 in West Lafayette, Indiana and lived his early childhood in Milpitas, California and attended the Harker School. After moving to Boston with his family in 1996 he attended Acton-Boxborough schools,...
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Freda S. (LeBlanc) Gautreau

June 3, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Freda M. (LeBlanc) Gautreau of Waltham died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was 90. Mrs. Gautreau was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada on June 3, 1926, a daughter of the late Methode and Marie (Allain) LeBlanc. Freda was raised and educated in Bouctouche. She moved to Waltham in 1955 and worked at Omni Spectra in...
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Orville Volz

July 17, 1925 - October 24, 2016

Watertown - Born Orville Francis Volz (7/17/1925-10/24/2016), the 8th of approximately 16 kids, he considered himself the luckiest man alive, having married Irene Blanche Piche, his dear wife and best friend for 70 years, with whom he is now eternally joined. With an acquiescent Protestant father, James Henry Volz, one generation removed from Germany, yielding on religious issues to his...
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Cornelia S. 'Connie' O'Connell

August 9, 1934 - October 24, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Cornelia S. (Smolinsky) O'Connell, of Waltham, died on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 82. Connie was born in Brighton on August 9, 1934, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Bowen) Smolinsky. Before her retirement she had worked as an administrative assistant at Hanscom Air Force Base. She was a wonderful mother and always maintained...
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Anne G. Sheehan

July 11, 1928 - October 22, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Anne G. (McParland) Sheehan, of Waltham, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at her home. She was 88. Anne was born in Boston on July 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Owen and Anne (O'Connor) McParland, and was raised in Cambridge where she was a 1945 graduate of Cambridge Latin School. A Waltham resident since 1965 she worked as an instructional aide in the media centers of...
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Joseph P. Apruzzese

August 14, 1954 - October 19, 2016

San Diego, California - Mr. Joseph P. Apruzzese, of San Diego, California and formerly of Waltham, died on October 19, 2016. He was 62. Joey was born in Waltham on August 14, 1954, the son of the late Serafino and Angelina (Lembo) Apruzzese. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1973 where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and was a yearbook photographer. Shortly after high...
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James R. Murphy III

June 3, 1958 - October 19, 2016

Boston - Mr. James R. Murphy, III, of Boston died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 58. Jim was born in Waltham on June 3, 1958, a son of the late James R., Jr. and Marjorie A. (Noonan) Murphy. He was a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School and attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and Boston State College. He lived most of...
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Joseph P. Salvucci

October 14, 1924 - October 19, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Joseph P. Salvucci, of Waltham, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Wilmington Healthcare Center. He was 92. Joe was born in Waltham on October 14, 1924, a son of the late Peter and Bertha (Pazzano) Salvucci, and had been a lifelong resident. For most of his life he worked in the family construction business, Peter Salvucci and Sons in Waltham. During World War II he...
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Nicholas L. DePass

November 15, 1985 - October 16, 2016

Sanford, Maine - Mr. Nicholas L. DePass, of Sanford, Maine, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Maine Medical Center. He was 30. Nick was born in Newton on November 15, 1985. He graduated from Sanford High School and then attended New Mexico State College before graduating from Bentley College. He loved golf and worked at various country clubs while he was in high school and college and had...
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Donna M. (Champagne) Casey

August 29, 1949 - October 15, 2016

Waltham – Albert Einstein said that "Creativity is intelligence having fun" . . . and that pretty much fit Waltham's Donna Casey. Any time that any of us have walked into a book store or gone online at Amazon to buy a book we hardly ever think about who designs the book covers that catch our attention or piques our interest. For years Donna worked in the digital arts and created dozens...
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Diane E. Beley

April 8, 1958 - October 14, 2016

Waltham – Diane E. Beley, of Waltham, died Friday, October 14, 2016 in her home. She was 58. Known affectionately to her family as 'Dede' and to friends as 'Dee', she was born in Lowell on April 8, 1958, a daughter of the late Robert and Joan (Connolly) Beley. She lived in Waltham before moving as a child with her family to Arlington where she was a 1976 graduate of Arlington High School...
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Alanna Woonteiler

August 28, 1982 - October 14, 2016

"Though she be little she is fierce." This quote from Shakespeare became Alanna Woonteiler's mantra throughout her battle with breast cancer. Alanna was a great life force who has been described as "the brightest light." She personified and shared all that is beautiful. Passionate about the arts, she had a great gift for music and drama and pursued a theatrical career in Boston and New York...
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Barbara S. 'Bobbi' Wall

December 21, 1939 - October 12, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara S. 'Bobbi' Wall, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 76. Bobbi was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 21, 1939 and was raised by her mother and step-father, Elsie and Clyde Griffin. As a young girl she went to work for Chesapeake Telephone Company which was part of the Bell System. Among other responsibilities, she...
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Charles Haratsis

December 22, 1922 - October 11, 2016

West Newton - After a long life lived well Charles Haratsis died peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was 93. Born on December 22, 1922 in Somerville he was a son of Greek immigrants Stavros and Maria (Lirages) Haratsis. Raised and educated in Somerville he was a graduate of Somerville High School. During World War II he served with the United States Marine...
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William P. Huber, Sr.

December 11, 1948 - October 10, 2016

Waltham -Mr. William P. Huber Sr., of Waltham, died Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 67. Bill was born December 11, 1948 a son of the late Henry B. and Ruth E. (Powers) Huber. A graduate of Waltham High School he honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong Waltham resident. Bill worked as an HVAC...
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Adolphe L. Thibodeau

May 19, 1919 - October 9, 2016

Framingham – Mr. Adolphe Louis Thibodeau, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, October 9, 2016 in Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham. He was 97. Adolphe was born on May 9, 1919 in Church Point, Nova Scotia, a son of the late Dennis and Josephine Thibodeau. He attended St. Anne's University and served in the Canadian Army during World War II. He married Lucille M....
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Christine A. (Levesque) LoPiccolo

February 16, 1925 - October 7, 2016

Peabody – Mrs. Christine A. (Levesque) LoPiccolo of Brooksby Village in Peabody, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, October 7, 2016, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 91. Christine was born in Boston on February 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Mary Levesque and Malcolm McLean. Christine was raised in Cambridge, and in 1950, married Gaspar LoPiccolo. She and Gaspar moved...
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John T. "Terry" Maltsberger, M.D.

December 18, 1933 - October 5, 2016

Lexington – John T. "Terry" Maltsberger, M.D., of Lexington, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was 82. Dr. Maltsberger was born and raised in Cotulla, Texas, a son of the late John and Ruth (Rogers) Maltsberger. He was a 1955 graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School four years later. After interning and residencies in...
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Adam C. Proia

April 5, 1981 - October 5, 2016

Boston – Mr. Adam C. Proia, of Boston, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was 35. Adam was born and raised in Natick where he was a 1999 graduate of Natick High School. He later earned a degree in photography from Fitchburg State College. For the past ten years he worked as an ophthalmic photographer at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. He leaves his father,...
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Stephen A. Bonica

March 15, 1981 - October 3, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Stephen A. Bonica, of Waltham, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at his home. He was 35. A lifelong Waltham resident he was a 1999 graduate of Waltham High and for years worked for Dye Rite Carpet Cleaning of Framingham. He leaves his parents , Stephen A. and Diane (Bellino) Bonica; his grandparents, Anthony Bellino of Winchester and Dagmar Cox of North Port, Florida; his...
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Esther Grieci

April 1, 1934 - October 2, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Esther M. (Angelini) Grieci, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, October 2, 2016 with her family gathered by her side. She was 82. Esther was born April 1, 1934 in Leominster, a daughter of the late Italian immigrants Armando and Estherina (Piccolomini) Angelini. Raised and educated in Leominster she was a graduate of Leominster High School. She married Ronald Grieci on October...
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Jane E. DePass

July 22, 1950 - September 30, 2016

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. Jane DePass was just that kind of nurse to her many patients but also to her family and friends throughout her life. Her five year battle with breast cancer came to its end on Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was 66. With certainty Jane received the same care and compassion she so generously...
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William F. Gallagher

February 10, 1926 - September 29, 2016

Dunedin, FL – Mr. William F. Gallagher of Dunedin FL, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. Gallagher was born on February 10, 1926, a son of the late Frank and Muriel (Bailey) Gallagher. William is survived by his loving wife, Inez (Darin) Gallagher; his sister, Muriel A. Gallagher of Waltham as well as many family members. He was also the husband of the late Mary C...
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Louise F. (Leonard) Tower

August 14, 1923 - September 29, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Louise F. (Leonard) Tower, of Waltham, died on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Waltham Crossings. She was 93. Louise was born in Waltham on August 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Kindregan) Leonard. Before her retirement she worked in the Adminstrative Offices in the Waltham School Department for over 20 years. Widowed at the age of 48 she leaned on...
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Leonard J. Scafidi

March 25, 1937 - September 25, 2016

Hallandale, Florida - Mr. Leonard J. "Lenny" Scafidi, of Hallandale, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, in Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Florida. He was 79. Lenny was born in Waltham on March 25, 1937, a son of the late Salvatore and Vincenza (Camuti) Scafidi. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1956 and served as chairman of his high school reunion committee until he...
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Curtis P. O'Hara

June 25, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Waltham's Curt O'Hara will long be remembered for at least two things . . . taking really good care of his wife and kids . . . and being born to be in the restaurant business. He'd be proudest of the former but really happy that he was able to do what he loved doing for a living. Working long hours came easy to Curt. It wasn't uncommon for him to open in the morning and close at night ....
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Alice G. (Sandstrom) Johnson

October 15, 1927 - September 24, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Alice G. (Sandstrom) Johnson, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center in Athol. She was 88. Alice was born in Waltham on October 15, 1927, daughter of the late Sigur and Dorothy (Penney) Sandstrom. She was a lifetime member of First Lutheran Church in Waltham and also belonged to Living Lord Lutheran Church in Vero Beach, Florida. ...
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Francis J. O'Hearn, Jr.

November 16, 1925 - September 23, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Francis J. O'Hearn, Jr., of Waltham, died on Friday September 23, 2016 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 90. Frank was born in Brookline on November 16, 1925, the son of the late Francis J. and Mary L. (Murdock) O'Hearn. Upon his graduation from Brookline High School in 1944 he proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. After returning home he enrolled...
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Juana Massari

April 21, 1918 - September 20, 2016

Waltham - Mrs. Juana (Yanez) Massari, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Wingate of Weston. She was 98. Born on April 21, 1918 in Santiago, Chile she was one of twelve children born to the late Jose Emilio and Maria Del Rosario (Diaz) Yanez. She immigrated to Argentina as an infant where she was raised and educated before moving to the United States in 1969 settling in West...
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Ida Maurice

April 15, 1939 - September 19, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Ida (Cormier) Maurice, of Waltham, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 77. Ida was born in St. Paul, New Brunswick, on April 15, 1939, the daughter of the late Aurele and May (LeBlanc) Cormier. She married Noel Maurice in 1963 and they settled in Waltham where they would raise their family. Before her retirement she worked at Tufts...
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Margaret T. McCusker

October 5, 1929 - September 17, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret T. (Hinchey) McCusker, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Belmont Manor Nursing Home. She was 86. Margaret was born in Waltham on October 5, 1929, a daughter of the late Leo J. and Margaret M. (O'Connor) Hinchey, and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and from Emmanuel College in Boston where she...
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Stephen J. Lembo

August 26, 1946 - September 14, 2016

North Chelmsford – Mr. Stephen J. Lembo, of North Chelmsford, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in his home. He was 70. Stephen was born in Waltham on August 26, 1946, a son of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy M. (Delaney) Lembo. During the Vietnam War he served with the United States Marine Corps where among other decorations he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. ...
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September 11th 2001

September 11, 2016

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . you will never be forgotten. . . . you will never be alone. May your memory be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo...
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Jean (Decola) Caisey

July 28, 1921 - September 7, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Jean (Decola) Caisey, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 95. Seventy years prior, on the seventh of September 1946, a tall, handsome, just out of the Army Waltham native by the name of Roland J. "Rollie" Caisey proposed to her, and on the 28th of November that year, the couple were married in Saint Mary's Church. The pair...
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Robert W. Grady

November 13, 1941 - September 6, 2016

Kinnelon, NJ – Dr. Robert W. Grady, of Kinnelon, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home. He was 74. Born in Boston on November 13, 1941, a son of the late Robert B. and Dorothy M. (Hatch) Grady, he was raised and educated in Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1959 and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1963. He went on to earn his doctorate in organic...
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Isabelle C. Kiburis

August 16, 1924 - September 6, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Isabelle C. (Waitkun) Kiburis died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in her home. She was 92. Isabelle was born in Boston on August 16, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Stonkus) Waitkun. She grew up in Cambridge and Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School and after graduation she had worked at Raytheon. She was a devoted wife and mother and took...
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Biagio Cinqueonce

September 3, 1931 - September 3, 2016

Biagio Cinqueonce of Waltham passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family on his 85th birthday. He was the husband of the late Antonina (Faranda) Cinqueonce and the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Marano) Cinqueonce. The youngest of 8 children, Biagio immigrated to the United States from Bronte, Sicily with his family in 1973 and settled...
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Phyllis M. (Dowcett) Lenza

August 26, 1928 - September 2, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis M. (Dowcett) Lenza, of Waltham, died Friday, September 2, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88. Phyllis was born in Waltham on August 26, 1928, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (McQuiggan) Dowcett, and was a lifelong resident. She was a 1946 graduate of Waltham High School. She had been a former member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post...
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Donald F. Duffy

January 3, 1933 - August 30, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Duffy, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was 83. Donald was born on in Somerville on January 3, 1933, a son of the late Daniel and Marian (Forbes) Duffy. He graduated from Somerville High School and earned his degree from Boston College. He married Shirley E. (Freedman) Duffy on September 11, 1960 and the couple made their home in Waltham in 1964. ...
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Joseph R. Linnehan, Sr.

September 22, 1930 - August 30, 2016

Watertown - Mr. Joseph R. Linnehan, of Watertown and Mattapoisett, formerly of Waltham died at home on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was 85. Born on September 22, 1930 in Boston he was a son of the late Mary (Curley) Tobin along with Mary was raised by his step-father, Harry Tobin. He was a graduate of Lawrence Academy and was a proud alumnus of Boston College where he earned his bachelor's...
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Albert J. Finney, Jr.

July 14, 1930 - August 28, 2016

Lunenburg – Mr. Albert J. Finney Jr., of Lunenburg, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was 86. Al was born in Waltham on July 14, 1930, a son of the late Albert J. and Esther (Ryan) Finney. A graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School he later earned his Bachelor's degree from Boston College. During the Korean War he served as a first lieutenant with...
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Louise A. (Keegan) Quirk

May 1, 1923 - August 27, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Louise A. Quirk, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Neville Center, Cambridge. She was 93. Louise was born in Boston on May 1, 1923, a daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (Higgins) Keegan. She was raised in Newton where she graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School. During WWII she served as a volunteer for the USO. She married her late beloved...
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David B. Cawley

September 20, 1941 - August 26, 2016

Waltham – Mr. David B. Cawley, of Waltham, died Friday, August 26, 2016 in Wingate at Weston. He was 74. Dave was born in Newton on September 20, 1941, a son of the late Paul and Agnes (O'Donnell) Cawley. After graduating from Newton Technical High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. On November 17, 1971 he married Maureen F. McIvor in...
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Walter E. Ohnemus, Jr.

October 13, 1925 - August 24, 2016

Waltham – As Waltham's Superintendent of Public Buildings Walter Ohnemus was known for his integrity, fairness, affability and knowledge of the trades. He kept an even keel and was well respected by those he worked with and by those over whom he held authority. He never wasted a day by not having a ready smile and helpful advice. And while his calm demeanor could be tested it was done only...
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Keri A. Snyder

June 24, 1974 - August 22, 2016

Framingham – Keri A. Snyder, of Framingham, died on Monday August 22, 2016 at her home. She was 42. Keri was born in Boston on June 24, 1974, a daughter of Jan S. Snyder and the late Mary T. (Conneely) Celi. She graduated from Keefe Technical High School in Framingham and attended Lasell College in Newton and Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley. She is survived by her father, Jan S....
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James P. Bennett

January 18, 1965 - August 22, 2016

Waltham – Mr. James P. Bennett, of Waltham, died Monday, August 22, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital following a period of declining health. He was 51. Jim was born in Waltham on January 18, 1965, a son of Madeline (Collura) Bennett of Waltham and the late Charles Bennett, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School and began working at Suburban...
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Elizabeth A. "Libby" Faulkner

November 18, 1918 - August 21, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Libby" (Killion) Faulkner, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Waltham Crossings. She was 97. Libby was born in Framingham on November 18, 1918, a daughter of Irish immigrants Michael and Catherine (Kelly) Killion. She was raised in Roslindale and married Fred E. Faulkner in 1946. Two years later they built a home in Waltham and became lifelong residents....
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David B. Pinkham

March 17, 1957 - August 19, 2016

Mr. David B. Pinkham, of Ashland, died on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 59. David was born in Concord on March 17, 1957, the son of David and Miriam (Lawton) Pinkham. He is survived by his wife, Robbin (Manning) Pinkham; his sisters-in-law, Donna Gooch and her husband, Robert and Dawn Marie Manning; his good friends, Wayne and Wanda Bridges, Mike and Lisa Rock,...
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Jessie Harriet Livingston

October 22, 1935 - August 19, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Jessie Harriet (MacInnis) Livingston, of Waltham, died Friday, August 19, 2016 in Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80. Harriet, as she was affectionately called, was born in Little Narrows, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 22, 1935, a daughter of the late John and Harriet (Stubbs) MacInnis. She moved to the United States in the 1950's and married...
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Denis J. Dubé

February 11, 1942 - August 19, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Denis J. Dubé, of Waltham, died on Friday, August 19th, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was 74. Denis was born in Cambridge on February 11, 1942, a son of the late Ernest J. and Rose (Anastasia) Dubé. After graduating from Waltham Vocational High School he served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before retirement Denis had worked at Raytheon and later...
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Gerard J. McShane

June 27, 1925 - August 17, 2016

Waltham – Mr. Gerard J. McShane, of Clearwater, Florida, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation Center in Clearwater. He was 91. Gerard was born in Waltham on June 27, 1925, a son the late Joseph and Teresa (Hardiman) McShane. After graduating from Saint Charles High School he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in the Pacific. Four days...
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Mary P. Curtin

January 10, 1932 - August 17, 2016

Waltham – Mary P. Curtin of Waltham died Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in the Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer's Care in Wellesley. She was 84. Mary was born on January 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Helena G. (Mitchell) Curtin. She attended Northeastern University and then went on to work as the head of the X-Ray department at The Waltham Hospital for thirty-seven...
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Ruth I. "Kitty" Sawin

January 25, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Sudbury - Mrs. Ruth I. "Kitty" (Lindblad) Sawin, of Sudbury and Harwich, formerly of Waltham died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was 93. Kitty was born in Brockton on January 25, 1923, a daughter of the late Thor Albert Hilding Lindblad and Ruth Ellida (Skoog) Lindblad. She lived in Medford for a short time where she graduated high school and it's there...
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Charles A. Bell

June 12, 1930 - August 16, 2016

Wayland – Mr. Charles A. Bell, of Wayland and Venice, Florida, formerly of Weston, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 86. Charles was born in Oak Park, Illinois on June 12, 1930, the son of the late Charles H. and Laverna (Ludy) Bell. He was raised in Westfield, New Jersey where he graduated from Westfield High School. After high school he...
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John Gildart

July 9, 1943 - August 15, 2016

Waltham - Mr. John H. 'Jack' Gildart, of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, Somerville and Gilford, New Hampshire, died Monday, August 15, 2016 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 73. John was born July 9, 1943 in Cambridge a son of the late Harold and Helen (Ready) Gildart. Raised and educated in Cambridge he graduated from Cambridge Rindge Technical High School. He served the the United...
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Esther J. Barber

June 4, 1918 - August 13, 2016

Framingham – Mrs. Esther J. (Venini) Barber, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham and Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13th surrounded by her loving family. She was 98. Esther was born in Waltham on June 4, 1918, the daughter of S. John and Marina (Alberti) Venini. She raised her family in Waltham and then she and her late husband, Albert, moved to Florida for over twenty...
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Nicholas Cardone

January 9, 1925 - August 10, 2016

Westford – Mr. Nicholas Cardone, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was 91. Nicholas was born January 9, 1925 in Penna, Province of Pescara, Italy a son of the late Corindo and Isolino (Marcia) Cardone. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 settling in Waltham. He was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1948...
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Eugene M. Snow

February 24, 1940 - August 9, 2016

Waltham – Gene Snow was always a glass is half-full kind of a guy . . . an eternal optimist who had a smile that would . . . as the cliché goes . . . light up a room. In his case it was true. And around the Fourth of July Gene could also light up his neighborhood with a first class display of fireworks that delighted his family and his friends. He will be remembered as a man who was...
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Esther F. Landry

April 9, 1926 - August 9, 2016

Waltham – Miss Esther F. Landry, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in her home. She was 90. Esther was born in Watertown on April 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Gingrass) Landry, and was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. She moved to Waltham in 1971 Until her retirement she worked as a manager for John Hancock Life Insurance Company in...
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Marilyn C. (Ryan) Stanton

April 20, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Marilyn C. (Ryan) Stanton, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 90. Marilyn was born in Waltham on April 20, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Ida (Berrigan) Ryan, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1944 graduate of Waltham High School. After her kids were in school she took a job in the loan department at...
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Barbara Penney

February 25, 1943 - August 7, 2016

Sanford, Maine - Mrs. Barbara A. (Ferguson) Penney, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire. She was 73. Barbara was born February 25, 1943 in Malden, a daughter of the late Ralph and Barbara (Taylor) Ferguson. Raised and educated in Stoneham she also lived in Wakefield before moving to Waltham in 1989. She moved to live with...
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Joan M. Sheehy

September 14, 1931 - August 6, 2016

Newton – Mrs. Joan M. (Welch) Sheehy, a lifelong resident of Newton, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Wingate at Weston. She was 84. Joan was born at home in Newton on September 14, 1931, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Herlihy) Welch. Raised and educated in Newton she was a graduate of the former Our Lady's High School and earned her nursing degree from Saint Margaret's Hospital...
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Alexander Kananovich

February 1, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Wellesley - 'Be forever mindful of the needs of others' is the way in which Alexander Kananovich lived his life and the values he instilled in his family. He died peacefully in the presence of family in Cape Cod Hospital on Friday, August 5, 2016 after long life well lived. He was 92. Alexander Sergey Kananovich was born February 1, 1924 in South River, New Jersey a son of Russian...
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James S. DiPerri

August 4, 2016

South Boston – Jim DiPerri was known around his native South Boston and beyond as a true gentleman who greeted friends and strangers alike with a sincere smile and genuine warmth. It was pretty easy to feel at home in his company . . . he was a man of unquestioned integrity, was never afraid of hard work and was possessed of a kind spirit . . . the sort of guy you just knew could be relied...
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Frances A. Cappadona

January 20, 1927 - August 4, 2016

Waltham – Mrs. Frances A. (Rizzo) Cappadona, of Waltham and Dennis, died on Thursday August 4th, 2016 in her daughter's home surrounded by family. She was 89. Frances was born in Waltham on January 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Gerlando and Assunta (Falzone) Rizzo. As a young girl she quit school to work at Hathaway's Bakery in Waltham to help her family. She subsequently worked at the...
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Pauline J. Thompson

October 27, 1942 - August 3, 2016

Mashpee - Mrs. Pauline J. (Sullivan) Thompson, of Mashpee, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 after being stricken ill while visiting her daughter. She was 73. Pauline was born October 27, 1942 in Brighton a daughter of the late Milford and Eleanor (Lang) Sullivan. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She married Waltham...
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Catherine A. (Leavitt) Arena

December 31, 1929 - July 31, 2016

Burlington - Catherine A. Arena of Burlington, formerly of Waltham, passed away on Sunday night, July 31, 2016 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was 86. Born in Athol on December 31, 1929, she was adopted by the late Carrie Leavitt when she was 2 years old, a woman she regarded highly and spoke of often. Catherine graduated from Newton High before meeting her...
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