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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

Evelyn E. Fallon

January 29, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn E. (Avery) (Cormier) Fallon, of Billerica and formerly of Waltham died peacefully on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in The Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 91. Evelyn was born in Belmont on January 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Abraham and Rachel (Wilkinson) Avery. Until her retirement she had worked in food services at the GTE/Sylvania Company in Waltham. In 2011 she...
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Mary E. Chiasson

September 14, 1924 - August 14, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. Chiasson died in her home surrounded by family on Monday August 14, 2017. She was 92. Mary was born in Boston on September 14, 1924, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Murphy) Fairclough. She was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Roxbury High School. Until her retirement she had worked as an administrative aide at Panametrics in Waltham. She was the wife...
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Doris M.(Comeau) Donovan

August 22, 1930 - August 5, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Doris M. (Comeau) Donovan, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham. She was 86. Doris was born in Waltham on August 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert and Edna (Cormier) Comeau, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Saint Charles High School and later attended Bentley College. Until her...
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Kathryn M. Dempsey

February 14, 1965 - August 4, 2017

Waltham – ". . . how beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it . . ." Kathy Dempsey knew both beauty and kindness in large doses throughout her life. Her delightful smile and warm personality belied her four year long struggle with colon cancer. On Friday, August 4, 2017 Kathy died of the disease at her sister, Karen's home in Milford . . . but in the end, love won and the cancer...
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Germain J. 'Germie' LeBlanc

August 19, 1923 - August 1, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Germain and Rita LeBlanc were reunited in heaven. After 68 years of marriage, Rita died May 30, 2017 and just two months later Germain died at the Excel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lexington. He was 93. Qu'ils reposent en paix tous les deux. Born on August 19, 1923 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia he was a son of the late John and Julia (Stubbert) LeBlanc....
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Stephen H. Barmakian

July 5, 1926 - August 1, 2017

Watertown – Mr. Stephen H. Barmakian, of Watertown, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was 91. Stephen was born in Cambridge on July 5, 1926, a son of the late Arootune Kevork and Armenoohi Barmakian. He grew up with his brother Haig in a tight-knit and loving family and the two brothers, although four years apart, were as...
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Rita C. Megaro

March 27, 1924 - July 31, 2017

Mrs. Rita C. (Peltier) Megaro, of Weston, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Wingate at Weston. She was 93. A daughter of the late Dennis and Lillian (Dellar) Peltier, Rita was born in Marblehead on March 27, 1924 where she spent her early years. A gifted student, Rita earned the title of Valedictorian at Marblehead High School. This early success in life would follow her into adulthood where...
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Michael F. Keough, Jr.

May 21, 1935 - July 28, 2017

Waltham - It's been said that perseverance is doing the work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Mike Keough never shied away from working . . . whether it was in the Marine Corps, as a fireman or taking care of the Elks building after he got through running the meetings. Born in Waltham on May 21, 1935 his Irish immigrant parents, Michael F. and Bridget E. ...
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Jean Baptiste Toussaint

November 28, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Toussaint formerly of Corona, Queens, New York, died Wednesday July 26, 2017 in Care One in Brookline. He was 84. Born on November 28, 1932 in Cap-Haitien, Haiti he was the son of the late Claudia Toussaint. Raised and educated in Haiti, he immigrated to the United States in 1972 and settled in Corona, Queens, New York where he lived for 45 years before coming to Boston to be...
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Grace L. (Erickson) Dahlin

July 8, 1922 - July 26, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Grace L. (Erickson) Dahlin, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Grace was born in Gardner on July 8, 1922, a daughter of the late August and Marion (Ward) Erickson, and was a graduate of Gardner High School. Shortly after that she moved with her family to Waltham and had been a lifelong resident. As a young woman she worked...
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Robert C. Gettings

March 4, 1955 - July 24, 2017

Waltham - Mr. Robert C. Gettings, of Waltham, died Monday, July 24, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 62. Born on March 4, 1955 in Fall River he was a son of the late John R. and Marjorie E. (Reagan) Gettings and graduated from Waltham High School. Bob was a self-employed painter throughout most of his life. He leaves his daughters, Rose C. Gettings and Callie J. Gettings, both of...
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Frances M. McElligott

November 26, 1933 - July 23, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Frances M. (Ward) McElligott, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 83. Frances was born on November 26, 1933 in Medford a daughter of the late James and Winifred (Ferren) Ward. Raised and educated in Somerville she graduated from Somerville High School and attended Northeastern University. She was married to James M....
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William C. Kalke

July 23, 2017

Waltham, Mass. – Mr. William C. Kalke (1942-2017) passed away suddenly at his home in Waltham on July 23, 2017. A wonderful musician, Bill was deeply involved with First Lutheran Church in Waltham where he moved in 2013 after leaving Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, Bill created a rich church family at Bayshore Lutheran. Bill had a quick mind and quicker wit, and infected everyone around...
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Edward R. 'Red' Rotchford

October 28, 1926 - July 19, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Edward R. 'Red' Rotchford, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing Home after a short illness. He was 90. Red was born on October 28, 1926 in Waltham, a son of the late Edward John and Margaret (Connolly) Rotchford. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Saint Charles High School where he was a standout athlete in football and basketball....
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Rita R. Withrow

July 9, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Rita Withrow will long be remembered for always sending a card to mark a special occasion or to pen a note to family or friends. It became her own hallmark tradition and in this day and age of technology and social media she preferred a personal touch. She was blessed at the end of her life to have the opportunity to tell each family member how much she loved them and offered her motherly advice...
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Tracy Sheehan

April 13, 1968 - July 19, 2017

Watertown - Tracy Sheehan loved many things in life but above all else she absolutely adored and cherished being mother to Maggie and Aidan. She also had a passion for education and teaching and as a result…made a difference in the lives of so many people. Her four year battle with lung cancer came to its end on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She died peacefully in the presence and love of her...
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Karen M. Stanley

August 27, 1952 - July 16, 2017

Mrs. Karen M. (Hoyt) Stanley, of The Villages, Florida and formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday July 16, 2017. She was 64. Karen was born in Lowell on August 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Long) Hoyt. After graduating high school she obtained her hairdressing license, which she enjoyed doing for many years in salons, private homes and nursing homes. She ran her own business...
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Paul C. Menton

April 15, 1925 - July 16, 2017

Watertown – Throughout his life Paul Menton was able to do what every well-trained Marine is taught at Parris Island . . . improvise, adapt and overcome. No matter what challenges he faced, he was able to meet them with a smile and a large dose of determination. When Paul left high school as a boy during World War II to join the Marines he was sent to the Pacific and three years later came...
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Vivian P. (Aucoin) Lefort

April 25, 1920 - July 15, 2017

Marlborough – Mrs. Vivian P. (Aucoin) Lefort, of Marlborough, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at New Horizons at Marlborough. She was 97. Vivian was born in Somerville on April 25, 1920, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Lillian (Moore) Aucoin. Following her 1940 marriage to Arnold J. Lefort, the couple lived in Newton before making Waltham their home seven years later where they raised their...
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Elizabeth D. LeBlanc

March 14, 1934 - July 14, 2017

West Yarmouth – Mrs. Elizabeth D. (Wade) LeBlanc, of West Yarmouth, was welcomed into eternal rest by our Heavenly Father on Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home. She was 83. Elizabeth was born in Brighton on March 14, 1934, a daughter of the late John and Julia (Coffey) Wade and was raised in Watertown. She was a graduate of Watertown High School. She lived most of her life in Watertown and...
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Jaime M. De'Alencar

December 13, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Jaime M. De'Alencar, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 93. Jaime was born on December 13, 1923 in Oruro, Bolivia and lived most of his life in LaPaz, Bolivia. In Bolivia he had been a member of the presidential security detail for former president Victor Paz Estenssoro and after that worked for many years for the Bolivian customs...
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John P. Rogers

June 26, 1956 - July 12, 2017

Belmont – Mr. John P. Rogers, of Belmont, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 61. John was born and raised in Waltham and was a son of the late Joseph "Fred" and Ella M. (Terrio) Rogers. Following his 1979 marriage to Belmont native Kathryn A. Drolette, the couple lived in Waltham and in Framingham for a time before moving to Belmont where they...
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Edna J. Herbert

May 8, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Waltham – Edna Josephine (Muldoon) Herbert lived for 96 years within two miles of where she was born in Waltham. Her mother died when she was only four years of age. She left school at age of 14 to take care of her blind and diabetic father. As a young woman, she worked at the Waltham Watch Factory making speedometers, and, during World War II, at Raytheon as a spot-welder. She loved her...
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Catherine Vienneau

January 12, 1918 - July 5, 2017

Mrs. Catherine 'Kay' Vienneau, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing & Rehab Facility. She was 99. Born on January 12, 1918 in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada she was one of thirteen children of the late Xavier and Laura (Chiasson) Poirier. Raised and educated in Canada she immigrated to the United States in 1962. Prior to moving to Waltham she owned and operated a...
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Marion E. (Hamill) Feeney

January 1, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Marion E. (Hamill) Feeney, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Waltham Crossings. She was 82. A daughter of the late Frank and Mary Hamill, Marion was born in Brighton on January 1, 1935. She spent the early years of her life there and graduated from Brighton High School until moving to Waltham in her early twenties where she remained a lifelong resident. Family...
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Angelo J. Viselle

June 25, 1935 - June 27, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Angelo J. Viselle, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 82. Angelo was born on June 25, 1935 in Fall River where he spent the early years of his life. He met the love of his life, Carole Catapano, and the two were married on August 31,1969. The couple moved to Billerica before settling in Waltham in the mid 1980's. Angelo...
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Salvatore J. Valente

May 4, 1923 - June 21, 2017

Mr. Salvatore J. Valente, of Wayland, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the Mary Ann Morse Rehabilitation Center in Natick. He was 94. Sal was born in Somerville on May 4, 1923, a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Rizzi) Valente. He was raised and educated in Watertown and served with the United States Navy during World War II. On November 15, 1945 he married the love of his life, Watertown...
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David L. Mitchell

May 4, 1933 - June 20, 2017

Stow - David L. Mitchell, 84, a native of Waltham, who resided in Stow, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital due to complications from recent surgery. Known by his friends as Dave or The Mitch, he graduated from Waltham High School in 1952. After serving his country in the United States Navy for four years as a medical corpsman both at the Naval Hospital in...
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Louise M. (Giminarda) DeMeo

February 21, 1925 - June 19, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Louise M. (Giminarda) DeMeo, of Waltham, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Louise was born on February 21, 1925, the eldest daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Grassi) Giminarda. Louise was a graduate of Waltham High School. She attended classes for her interest in journalism and was involved in the Civil Air Patrol. An...
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Donna M. Richardson

September 19, 1955 - June 15, 2017

Waltham- Mrs. Donna M. (Lahey) Richardson of Waltham died Thursday June 15, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a courageous two year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 61. Donna was born in Waltham on September 19, 1955, a daughter of Joan L. (Chisholm) Lahey of Waltham, and the late Robert J. Lahey. She graduated from Waltham High School with the class of '73 and had been a lifelong...
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Carol A. (Greenwood) Campbell

June 19, 1941 - June 14, 2017

Mrs. Carol A. (Greenwood) Campbell, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. She was 75. Carol was born in Boston on June 19, 1941, a daughter of the late Lester and Anna (Cochran) Greenwood. She was raised in Cambridge where she graduated from Cambridge Latin High School in 1959. After high school she took a job...
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Nancy L. Swift, R.C.E.

February 19, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Sr. Nancy L. Swift, R.C.E., of Framingham, died peacefully on Wednesday June 14, 2017 in St. Patrick's Manor. She was 89. Sr. Nancy was born in Milford on February 19, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Emily (Lee) Swift. She graduated from Jeanne d'Arc Academy in Milton in 1944 and then earned her Bachelor's Degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., her Master's of Education in...
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Richard Edward Tolan

August 28, 1928 - June 13, 2017

Richard "Dick" Edward Tolan was born in Watertown on 8-28-28. He was known for his humor, so he would always tell people that "I planned it that way" when referring to his birthdate. He passed away unexpectedly in Midlothian, Virginia on June 13, 2017. Previous residences included Detroit (MI), St. Louis (MO), Maricopa (AZ), Atlanta (GA), and Midlothian (VA). His wife of 59 years, Inta...
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Maureen A. Delaney

March 12, 1926 - June 12, 2017

Waltham – Miss Maureen A. Delaney, of Waltham, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 91. Maureen was born in Waltham on March 12, 1926 a daughter of the late Edward F., Sr. and Frances B. (O'Shea) Delaney, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, then in Boston before its move to Hingham, and from Emmanuel College in Boston. ...
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Patrick J. O'Connell, Jr.

September 7, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Patrick J. 'Buddy' O'Connell, Jr., of Waltham, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 90. Buddy was born in Waltham on September 7, 1926, a son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret Josephine (Walsh) O'Connell and had been a lifelong resident. Following his service in the United States Navy during World War II he went to...
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Donald F. Anderson

December 16, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Anderson, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 81. Don was born in Boston on December 16, 1935, a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Moore) Anderson, and was a graduate of Wentworth Institute in Boston. Until his retirement he worked as a mechanical designer of the Raytheon Company. He served for six years with the...
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Peter A. Vereker

March 6, 1963 - June 8, 2017

West Newton – Mr. Peter A. Vereker, of West Newton, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was 54. Peter was born in Waltham on March 6, 1963, a son of the late Lawrence M. and Frances P. (Skerritt) Vereker, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to West Newton eight years ago. He was a 1982 graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. Though ill for the past few...
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Barbara A. ( Harris) Drakos

December 8, 1924 - June 7, 2017

Auburndale – Mrs. Barbara A. (Harris) Drakos, of Auburndale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 92. Barbara was born in Hyannis on December 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Richard and Helen (Henderson) Harris. She graduated from Barnstable High School in 1942 and after that from Hyannis State Teachers College. She entered the nursing field during...
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Essie Mae Williams

December 11, 1931 - June 6, 2017

Mrs. Essie Mae Williams, of Lynn, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. She was 85 years old. Essie was born on December 11, 1931 in Weldon, North Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Lampotee and Essie Jane (Clark) Ivery. After graduating from high school Essie served in the Women's Army Corps for several years where she demonstrated her kind and gentle...
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Adrien Pelletier, S.M.

September 9, 1922 - June 6, 2017

Waltham – Rev. Adrien Pelletier, S.M., of Waltham, died June 6, 2017 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 94. Fr. Adrien was born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada on September 9, 1922, a son of the late Salamon and Marie (Gauvin) Pelletier. He was the youngest of eleven children. After graduating from St. Leonard High School in New Brunswick he emigrated to Boston to find...
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Joseph I. Griggs

August 16, 1933 - June 5, 2017

Waltham – Mr. Joseph I. Griggs, of Waltham, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home. He was 83. Known affectionately as 'Irv' to family and friends, he was born in Waltham on August 16, 1933, a son of the late Doris Jordan Griggs Meek and Joseph Griggs, and was a lifelong resident. For years he ran Irv's Window Cleaning, a business now run by his son, Joe. Prior to that, he worked for the...
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Lawrence D. 'Larry' Clough

July 11, 1955 - June 5, 2017

Mr. Lawrence D. 'Larry' Clough, of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Newton –Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill. He was 61. He was born on July 11, 1955 in Waltham a son of Jane H. (Ziemba) Clough and the late David E. Clough. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from University of...
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Joseph L. DiLorenzo

January 8, 1939 - May 30, 2017

Mr. Joseph L. DiLorenzo, of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was 78. Born on January 8, 1939 in Waltham he was a son of the late Michael and Teresa (Puma) DiLorenzo. He graduated from Waltham High School and honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. A devoted son he took exceptional care of his parents up until their deaths. He worked as a clothing cutter for...
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Rita R. LeBlanc

September 4, 1925 - May 30, 2017

Rita and Germie LeBlanc grew up as neighbors in Belle Cote, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada in large French Catholic families. And on August 29, 1949 they married and for almost 68 years they remained each other's life companion. And while Alzheimer's disease made it necessary for them to transition to the Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Lexington over 4 years ago it never denied...
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John C. Green

July 17, 1950 - May 29, 2017

Needham - Mr. John C. Green, of Needham and formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, May 29, 2017 in Wingate at Needham. He was 66. John was born in Lowell on July 17, 1950, the son of the late Stanley and Eileen (Entwistle) Green. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. He married Jacqueline Gahan on April 3, 1977 and the pair settled in Waltham where they were residents...
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Elizabeth F. Gallagher

August 31, 1928 - May 29, 2017

Waltham - Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Murphy) Gallagher, of Waltham, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Gallagher and the daughter of the late Delia (Kearney) and Thomas Murphy. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Bernard Murphy, Capt. Thomas J. Murphy, USAAC, J. Joseph Murphy and M. Francis Murphy and her sisters Mary...
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Marie E. (McCabe) McTighe

August 8, 1922 - May 28, 2017

Waltham – Mrs. Marie E. (McCabe) McTighe, of Waltham, died peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was 94. Marie was born in Waltham on August 8, 1922, the daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Cresta) McCabe, and had been a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked as an administrative assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and before that held similar...
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Memorial Day, 2017

May 26, 2017

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

September 6, 1927 - May 10, 2017

Corrinne F. Van Alstine, of Newton, formerly of Waltham died on Wednesday May 10, 2017 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 89. Corrinne was born in Concord on September 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Andrew and Marie (Johnson) Robertson. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School in 1945 and later attended the Leland Powers School. She was a proud member of the...
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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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