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Farley Funeral Home

Farley Funeral Home is a full service funeral home offering traditional and contemporary funeral and cremation services for families of all faiths. Founded in 1965 by Jay W. Farley, we are located at 358 Park St on Route 27 in Stoughton, MA, convenient to Routes 24, 128 and 495. Jay was joined by two of his sons, Jeffrey and Mark, to continue the family tradition of quality, compassionate service at a fair price.


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Ralph E. Durling

May 20, 1927 - February 21, 2017

Ralph E. Durling, 89, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA after a short illness. Born, raised and educated in Holbrook, MA, he was a longtime resident of Stoughton, before moving to New Hampshire and eventually settling down in Atkinson, NH about 12 years ago. Mr. Durling was a World War II Veteran of the US Navy. He was aboard the USS Stokes during...
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Palmira G. (Goncalves) DeSousa

August 12, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Palmira G. (Goncalves) DeSousa, 92, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the BayPointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Brockton. She was the wife of the late Joao A. DeSousa. Born in Flores, Azores, Portugal, she was raised and educated in Flores. Mrs. DeSousa came to the United States in 1973 and settled in Stoughton. She was a dedicated homemaker,...
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Richard A. Porro, Sr.

March 12, 1941 - February 13, 2017

Richard A. Porro, 75, a longtime resident of Dedham, died February 13, 2017 at the NewBridge on the Charles Heathcare Facility in Dedham after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 52 years Elaine D. (Paul) Porro. Born in Boston, he was raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Boston Schools. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Porro was a longtime member of the...
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James J. Bazinet

August 4, 1951 - February 13, 2017

James J. Bazinet, 65, a longtime resident of Mansfield, died at Cambridge Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Eileen M. (Leahy) Bazinet for 41 years. Son of the late James H. and Gloria F. (Febo) Bazinet, he was born in Somerville and raised in Somerville and Stoneham. James was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1970 and...
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John G. "Jack" Murray, Jr.

January 17, 1932 - February 13, 2017

John G. "Jack" Murray, Jr., Ed.D., 85, a longtime resident of Rockland, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Goodrich) Murray for 57 years. Son of the late John G. and Helen J. (Crimlisk) Murray, he was born and raised in Brighton. Jack was a graduate of B.C. High School, Class of 1949 and entered The Oblates...
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Marion V. (Dooley) Pearse

September 11, 1935 - February 12, 2017

Marion V. (Dooley) Pearse, 81, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her home after a period of failing health. She was the daughter of the late Philip J. Dooley and Marion (Nally) Dooley. She was raised in Stoughton and educated in Stoughton Schools. Marion was a longtime employee of Armstrong Industries in Braintree. She retired several years ago. She loved cats, dogs, flowers, planting...
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Dorothy L. (Dutra) Pope

May 15, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Dorothy L. (Dutra) Pope, 93, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 11, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William P. Pope, Sr. Daughter of the late John L. and Eleanor M. (Flood) Dutra, she was born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston. She resided in Revere for 5 years before living in Stoughton for the past...
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John J. "Jack" Skelly

August 30, 1947 - February 11, 2017

John J. "Jack" Skelly, 69, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Grenier) Skelly for 45 years. Son of the late Edmund B. and Mary (Close) Skelly, he was born in Boston and raised in Hyde Park. Jack was a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School, Class of 1965 and Stonehill...
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Cecelia F. (Murphy) Sullivan

March 5, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Cecelia F. (Murphy) Sullivan, 91, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. She was the wife of 69 years of the late James E. "Sully" Sullivan. Born in Stoughton, she was a graduate of Stoughton School and a lifelong resident of Stoughton. She was a dedicated wife and mother. Mrs. Sullivan worked as a sales clerk for Women's Apparel in Stoughton for many...
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John C. Hathaway

January 28, 1933 - February 10, 2017

John C. Hathaway, 84, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was the husband of Virginia C. (Gill) Hathaway for 61 years. Born in Wareham, he was raised in Bridgewater and graduated from Quincy Trade School, Class of 1951. John was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and a Veteran of the Korean War. ...
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Norberta G. (Ferreira) Santos

April 17, 1934 - February 9, 2017

Noberta G. Santos, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Jose Mendonca Santos for 54 years, until his death on November 16, 2011 at 81 years of age. Born on April 17, 1934 in Caveira, Flores, Acores, She was the daughter of the late Joao and Olivia Ferreira Garcia. She was a longtime resident of Stoughton. Mrs....
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Carol A. (Parker) Coffin

December 24, 1941 - February 8, 2017

***PLEASE NOTE FUNERAL MASS CHANGED FROM MONDAY TO TUESDAY DUE TO STORM*** Carol A. (Parker) Coffin, 75, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born in Whitman, she was raised in Halifax and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School. Carol was a resident of Stoughton since the early 1970's. She...
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James E. Fors

October 3, 1944 - February 7, 2017

***Note Funeral Service has been changed from Monday to Sunday due to impending storm*** James E. Fors, 72, a resident of Raynham, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was the husband of Susan M. (Gambrazzio) Fors for 47 years. Born in Framingham, he was a lifelong resident of Stoughton until moving to Raynham 7 years ago. Jim was a graduate of Stoughton High School,...
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Maria C. (Vieira) DeAndrade

October 2, 1918 - February 7, 2017

Maria C. (Vieira) DeAndrade, 98, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Manuel DeAndrade. Born and raised in Madeira, Portugal, she resided in Stoughton for over 50 years. Along with her husband, they also spent a few years in Florida before returning to Stoughton. Maria worked...
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Victorino F. America

January 23, 1924 - February 4, 2017

Victorino F. America, 93, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Southeast Rehabilitation Center in Easton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Diana B. (Bettencourt) America. Born in Flores, Azores, Portugal, he was raised and educated in Flores and was a Veteran of the Portuguese Army. Mr. America owned a restaurant in Flores and also raised and exported cattle,...
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Henry W. Green

January 12, 1931 - February 3, 2017

Henry W. Green, 86, a longtime resident of Brockton, died peacefully at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was the husband of the late Joyce B. (Beals) Green. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was a graduate of Stoughton High School and a longtime resident of Stoughton. He was a resident of Brockton for the past 25 years. Mr. Green was a...
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Carol Ann Bailey Rink

March 6, 1959 - February 2, 2017

Carol Ann Bailey Rink, 57, a resident of Lake Park, FL, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was the wife of Alvin R. Rink. Daughter of Josephine J. (Garaffo) Bailey of Stoughton and the late Frank P. Bailey, she was born in Boston. She was raised in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1977 and also earned an associate degree from a Veterinary...
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Melwyn B. Fine, M.D.

May 29, 1929 - February 2, 2017

Melwyn B. Fine, MD, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of the late Helen B. (Chronis) Fine. Born in Boston, he was raised in Mattapan and was a graduate of Boston Latin School. Dr. Fine continued his studies at UMass Amherst for his Bachelor's Degree and Tufts Medical School. He worked as a Medical Doctor...
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Edward J. Ferreira

March 19, 1961 - February 2, 2017

Edward J. Ferreira, 55, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being stricken ill at his home in Raynham. Born in New Bedford, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and attended Southeastern Regional High School. He was a resident of Raynham since 1999. He worked for Laborer's Union Local 609 in Framingham for many years and was a very well...
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Venida B. (Barnett) Tidwell

April 14, 1919 - January 31, 2017

Venida B. (Barnett) Tidwell passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Traditions of Dedham Assisted Living Facility after a period of failing health. She was 97 years old. Born and raised in Athens, GA she was the daughter of Odie and Hattie Barnett of Georgia and one of seven siblings. Venida was a graduate of Athens Schools including Fort Valley State and Albany College. ...
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Dorothy M. (Hackett) Larkin

April 3, 1919 - January 27, 2017

Dorothy M. "Dot" (Hackett) Larkin, 97, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home surrounded by her family, after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late James G. Larkin. Born in Boston, she was a graduate of Boston Schools. Mrs. Larkin was a resident of Stoughton for the past 30 years, previously living in West Roxbury for over 40 years. She was a...
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Maria A. Freitas

December 11, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Maria A. Freitas, 86, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Friday, January 27, 2017. Daughter of the late Francisco and Emelia Serpa, she was born and raised in Flores, Azores, Portugal. She resided in Stoughton for 52 years. Maria is survived by 3 sisters, 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Farley...
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Alphonse Robert Ferent III

November 3, 1965 - January 24, 2017

Alphonse Robert Ferent, III, 51, died Tuesday, January 24, at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after suffering an accident at work. He was the beloved husband of 24 years of JoAnne C. (MacDonald) Ferent. Mr. Ferent was raised and educated in Braintree and was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1983. He also attended Massasoit Community College in Brockton. Mr. Ferent...
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Paul F. Callahan, Sr.

August 16, 1940 - January 24, 2017

Paul F. Callahan, Sr., 76, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a long illness. He was the husband of 39 years of Joan L. (Quadros) Callahan of Stoughton. Born in Norwood, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marguerite Callahan. He was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1959. Paul was...
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Lorraine (Brown) Massey

July 7, 1947 - January 23, 2017

Lorraine (Brown) Massey, 69, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at her home in Raynham after a period of failing health. She was the wife of 44 years of George W. "Butch" Massey. Born in Braintree, she was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1965. Mrs. Massey was a resident of Raynham for over 24 years, previously living in Brockton for many years. ...
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William F. Brill

July 15, 1930 - January 22, 2017

William F. Brill, 86, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Boston Medical Center on Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was the husband of Carmela E. (Jannino) Brill for 63 years. Born in Boston, he was raised in Jamaica Plain and graduated from Brandeis Vocational High School in Boston. Bill was a resident of Stoughton since 1975. He was a production manager at White Rock Beverages...
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Patricia E. (Clark) Clark

January 25, 1935 - January 21, 2017

Patricia E. (Clark) Clark, 81, died Saturday, January 21, 2017, four days before her 82nd birthday, at her home in Stoughton, after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late George D. Clark and Mary H. (Clancy) Clark. She was raised in Readville, Hyde Park and Roslindale and attended Boston Schools. She also lived in Carver for several years. Mrs. Clark was...
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Sandra R. Kesselman

September 11, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Sandra R. Kesselman, 68, a longtime resident of Medford and lifelong resident of the Boston area, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Morris and Jennie (Weinstein) Kesselman. Sandy was a devoted sister of Sheila Isveck and her husband Robert and Phyllis Fusco all of Stoughton, Roshanna Stone and her husband Dana of Oregon and the late Harold...
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Josephine T. (Amtmann) Taylor

January 2, 1921 - January 20, 2017

Josephine T. (Amtmann) Taylor, 96, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was the wife of the late Walter M. Taylor. Born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany, she came to the U.S. in 1952 and settled in Dorchester before moving to Stoughton in 1958. Josephine was a homemaker. She was a former secretary for the...
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Shelley B. Kaufman

December 2, 1967 - January 19, 2017

Shelley B. Kaufman, 49, died Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was the daughter of Burton N. Kaufman and Rae M. (Steinberg) Kaufman of Delray Beach, FL. Born in Boston, she was raised in Randolph and attended Randolph High School. Shelley was a longtime resident of Stoughton, before moving to Fall River a short time ago. She worked as a sales clerk for several area stores, including Walmart in...
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Jose S. Gonsalves

August 21, 1946 - January 17, 2017

Jose S. Gonsalves, 70, a resident of Cold Spring, NY, died at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Son of the late Jose Sotero and Domingas (Dos Santos) Gonsalves, he was born and raised in Madeira, Portugal. He lived in Cold Spring for 5 years after living in Stoughton and Canton for several years. Jose was a member of the Portuguese National Club...
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Louise H. (Rumpf) Troy

September 18, 1933 - January 17, 2017

Louise H. (Rumpf) Troy, 83, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. She was the wife of the late James G. Troy. Daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Rumpf, she was born in Boston and raised and educated in Hyde Park. She resided in Stoughton for the past 60 years. Louise was a crossing guard for the Town of...
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Marian J. (Poznak) Rams

July 30, 1932 - January 17, 2017

Marian J. (Poznak) Rams, 84, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Rams. Born in Boston, she was raised in South Boston and graduated from Gavin High School. Marian was a homemaker. She volunteered at the Stoughton Council on Aging for over 15 years. Her greatest joy...
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John R. Greene, Jr.

August 24, 1946 - January 15, 2017

John R. "Richie" Greene, 70, died on January 15, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Sandra (Davis) Greene. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. Mr. Greene was a resident of Taunton for several years, previously living in Stoughton. He worked as a roofer and began his own business, New...
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Peter W. Grubenskas

April 16, 1948 - January 15, 2017

Peter W. Grubenskas, 68, died peacefully at the Blue Hills Alzheimer's Care Center in Stoughton on Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Kay P. and Eleanor Grubenskas and the brother of Paula L. Grubenskas of Stoughton. After being born in Brockton, Peter became a lifelong resident of Stoughton. He attended BAMSI workshop in Easton for over 20 years and worked at the Easton Day...
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Robert W. Nutter

November 24, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Robert W. Nutter, 86, died at his home surrounded by his family on January 12, 2017. He was the husband of 68 years of Dorothy C. (Patten) Nutter. Born, raised and educated in Brockton, he was a longtime resident of Brockton and moved to Norton 3 years ago to be closer to his family. He was a Veteran of the US Army. Mr. Nutter worked as a mechanic for the City of Brockton in the Water & Sewer...
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Helen J. (Ballem) Lordan

December 30, 1919 - January 11, 2017

Helen J. (Ballem) Lordan, age 97, of Humarock and Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Canton died Wednesday evening, January 11. She was the wife of the late Daniel F. 'Bud' Lordan who died in 2010. She is survived by 4 of her 6 children, Daniel and his wife Barbara of Marshfield, Robert of Randolph, Thomas and his wife Donna of Cranford, NJ and Jeanne Hay and her husband Ken of Weymouth, her two...
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George E. Makris

November 20, 1922 - January 11, 2017

George E. Makris, 94, died January 11, 2017, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of 67 years of Enid M. (Erikson) Makris. Born in Boston, he was raised in West Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston Schools. He was a resident of Brockton for the past 3 years after living in Yarmouthport for the past 30 years and living in Stoughton for many years previous to that. ...
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Guy Jean-Marie "Guyto" Assad

May 10, 1950 - January 7, 2017

Guy Jean Marie "Guyto" Assad, 66, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Boston Medical Center in Boston after a period of failing health. He was the husband of 38 years of Rosalina (Simon) Assad. Born in Gonaives, Haiti in May 10th 1950 to Francois and Anasta Assad, he was raised and educated in Haiti. He was a graduate of the Universite LeConte d'Haiti in Port-au-Prince Haiti. He worked as a...
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Reynold P. "Rey" Ciarlone

June 22, 1934 - January 7, 2017

Reynold P. "Rey" Ciarlone, 82, a longtime resident of Bridgewater, died peacefully at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was the husband of Carol J. (Huether) Ciarlone for 45 years. Son of the late Gaetano and Emily (Mancini) Ciarlone, he was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale. He was a graduate of Roslindale High School and attended Northeastern...
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Neil Wayne Comeau

October 7, 1930 - January 1, 2017

Neil Wayne Comeau, 86, a resident of Easton, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was the husband of the late Sylvia (Garaffo) Comeau. Son of the late Joseph and Katherine Comeau, he was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and raised in Somerville. He was a graduate of Boston Trade School. Mr. Comeau was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a Veteran of the Korean War. He...
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Mary L. (Colangelo) Tray

January 2, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Mary L. (Colangelo) Tray, 89, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Saturday, December 31, 2016. She was the wife of Thomas A. Tray, Sr. Daughter of the late Harry and Gioviannia Colangelo, she was born in Boston and raised in East Boston. Mrs. Tray was a resident of Stoughton since 1950. She was a stock clerk at Liberty Mutual...
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Mary M. (Roth) Guiles

April 6, 1958 - December 30, 2016

Mary M. (Roth) Guiles, 58, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Facility in Easton. She was the daughter of Taylor E. Roth of Newton and the late Alice (Notz) Roth. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Wellesley and was a graduate of Wellesley High School. Mrs. Guiles was a resident of Easton for the past 5 years. Mary was a...
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Julie A. (Churchill) Hardy

July 22, 1938 - December 29, 2016

Julie A. (Churchill) Hardy, 78, a resident of Chatham, died at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis on Thursday, December 29, 2016. She was the wife of 61 years of Richard E. Hardy. Daughter of the late Charles Churchill and Margaret Howard, she was born and raised in Cambridge. Julie attended Wellesley Academy of Assumption. She resided in Chatham for the past 2 months after living in Ormond Beach,...
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Dorothy L. (Deveau) Morganelli

April 26, 1932 - December 29, 2016

Dorothy Louise (Deveau) Morganelli, 84, a longtime resident of Sharon, died peacefully at home on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Daniel G. Morganelli for 65 years. Daughter of the late Archange and Marion (Hoey) Deveau, she was born in Boston. As a young lady, she moved to Dorchester and was raised and educated in Dorchester schools. ...
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Deborah A. (Fowler) Hubler

November 5, 1965 - December 26, 2016

Deborah A. (Fowler) Hubler, 51, died Monday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. Born in Norwood, she was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1984. She graduated from the Newton Wellesley School of Nursing. Debbie worked as a Registered Nurse and Pediatric Hospice Worker for several years. She lived in Brockton for the past 2...
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Mildred S. (Fowler) Clark

June 29, 1927 - December 21, 2016

Mildred S. (Fowler) Clark, 89, a resident of West Wareham, died peacefully at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was the wife of the late James Clark. Born and raised in Stoughton, she was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1945. She resided in West Wareham for the past 30 years. Millie was a cashier at Bob's Foodmart in Stoughton for many...
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Pearl E. (White) Martins

January 1, 1937 - December 20, 2016

Pearl E. (White) Martins, 79, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2016 in Hanson after her third bout with cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband Richard "Dickie" Martins of Brockton. Pearl was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Erickson) White. Pearl was born and raised in Stoughton and lived the last couple decades in Brockton, but the years in between found her living in...
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Olavo Bilac Martins de Macedo, Sr.

November 23, 1927 - December 19, 2016

Olavo Bilac Martins de Macedo, Sr., 89, a resident of Stoughton, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, December 19, 2016. He was the husband of the late Maria Adelaide "Lálá" (Silva) Macedo for 62 years. Son of the late Manuel and Kilda (Vieira Martins) Macedo, he was born and raised in Brava, Cape Verde before moving to Randolph in 1976 with his family, where he...
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Tyler R. Bono

February 8, 1999 - December 18, 2016

Tyler R. Bono, 17, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, December 18, 2016. He was the son of Michael S. and Lisa M. (McCabe) Bono. Born and raised in Stoughton, Tyler was a Senior at Stoughton High School. He enjoyed anything with a motor, especially dirt bikes and cars. In addition to his parents, Tyler is survived by his brother, Michael C. Bono of Stoughton and his grandmother, Carol...
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Diane (Comi) Canelias

November 23, 1941 - December 18, 2016

Diane (Comi) Canelias, 75, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at her home under the care of Old Colony Hospice. She was the wife of the late Norman P. Canelias. Born and raised in Quincy, she was educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy Schools. She was a resident of Stoughton since 1964. Along with her husband Norman, she owned and managed Plaza Farms in Brockton for many years. She...
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Cathryn M. (Techiera) Miller

January 17, 1951 - December 17, 2016

Cathryn M. (Techiera) Miller, 65, died Saturday, December 17, at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence after a short period of failing health. She was the Beloved Wife of 46 years of Alan K. Miller of Brockton. Born in Brockton, she was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1969. She also graduated from Southeastern Regional as a Medical...
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Patricia J. (Drohan) Pratt

August 24, 1934 - December 12, 2016

Patricia J. (Drohan) Pratt, 82, died Monday, December 12, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Falmouth after a short period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Donald Pratt. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Milton and was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Roxbury. She continued her education and earned her Bachelor's Degree from Boston University and her Master's...
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Richard H. Mullaly

June 15, 1929 - December 11, 2016

Richard H. Mullaly, 87, a resident of Mansfield, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was the husband of Maria (Sousa) Gomes Mullaly for 29 years. Son of the late John H. and Catherine A. Mullaly, he was born in Arlington and raised in Medford. Richard graduated from Medford High School and Northeastern University. He resided in Mansfield for over...
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John E. "Jack" Standish

July 12, 1940 - December 11, 2016

John E. "Jack" Standish, 76, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was the husband of Margaret H. (Lombardi) Standish. Born in Stoughton, he was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Quincy Trade School. Jack was an Electrician's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and a Veteran of the Vietnam...
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George J. White

January 30, 1925 - December 10, 2016

George J. White, 91, died Saturday, December 10, 2016, peacefully, at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Center following a brief illness. He leaves behind his daughters, Carol Molner, Linda White-Habelt and her husband Scott Habelt, his brother, Richard White and wife Nancy, his grandchildren, Jennifer Franchi, Jason Franchi and his wife Alexandra, and Sara Molner; his great-grandson, Derek Stalker...
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Michael C. McCloud

February 16, 1967 - December 9, 2016

Michael C. McCloud, 49, died unexpectedly Friday, December 9, 2016. He was the son of the late Edward F. and Joan A. (Barrus) McCloud. Born and raised in Stoughton, he attended Stoughton and Canton Schools and was a graduate of Blue Hill Regional Technical High School in Canton, Class of 1985. Michael was a resident of South Boston for the past several years. He worked in the construction...
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Virginia A. (Cromie) Roach Warsher

April 28, 1920 - December 9, 2016

Virginia A. (Cromie) Roach Warsher, 96, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at the West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Walter H. Roach and the late Adolph Warsher. Born and raised in Brookline, she was a graduate of Brookline Schools. She was a longtime resident of Dedham and had been living in Stoughton for the past 5 years. Mrs....
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Erica M. Ames

June 2, 1990 - December 7, 2016

Erica M. Ames, 26, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was the daughter of Laura and Chris Ames and sister to Drew Ames. Erica was the loving granddaughter of Roderick Ames and Janet Ames and the late Emma and Hugh MacDonnell. She was the niece of Maggie and John Nunes, Paula and John Lester, Hugh and Marian MacDonnell, Jean and...
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Anthony A. Goodman

October 5, 1923 - December 6, 2016

Anthony A. Goodman, 93, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Gloria M. (DiCastro) (Ventresco) Goodman and the late Florence (Damadio) Goodman. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was a lifelong resident of Stoughton and a graduate of Stoughton Schools, Class of 1943. Immediately...
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Robert L. Gay

January 14, 1923 - December 4, 2016

Robert L. Gay, 93, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Theresa E. (Blanchard) Gay for 68 years. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was a graduate of Stoughton High School. Mr. Gay was a resident of Berkley for the past 11 years, previously living in Florida for 10 years and raising his...
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Paul K. "Dappy" "Koz" Egersheim

September 17, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Paul K. "Dappy" "Koz" Egersheim, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife, Susanne, his daughter, Kirsten and her husband Eliot, after a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma. He was the husband of Susanne (Chalmers) Egersheim for 51 years. The son of the late Edward A. Egersheim, and the oldest of 6 siblings, he...
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John F. "Jack" Tinglof

November 22, 1950 - December 2, 2016

John F. "Jack" Tinglof, 66, a longtime resident of Brockton, died peacefully at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury on Friday, December 2, 2016. He was the son of Joan E. (Courchaine) and Harry E. Jackson of Stoughton. Born in Boston, he was raised in Stoughton and attended Stoughton High School. Jack was a Specialist 4th Class in the U.S. Army and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He resided...
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Barbara L. (Baker) Silva

January 9, 1933 - November 30, 2016

Barbara L. (Baker) Silva, 83, a resident of Taunton, died peacefully at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. She was the wife of the late Oscar M. Silva. Daughter of the late George E. and Virginia B. (Philbrook) Baker, she was born and raised in West Bridgewater and graduated from West Bridgewater High School. Barbara was a resident of...
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Paul V. McCarthy

March 12, 1945 - November 30, 2016

Paul V. McCarthy, 71, a longtime resident of Brockton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was the husband of Pauline A. (Quinn) McCarthy. Son of the late John F. and Mary L. (Murphy) McCarthy, he was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. Paul was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1962 and Boston College, Class of...
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Gertrude H. (Noel) Gillespie

December 28, 1929 - November 29, 2016

Gertrude H. (Noel) Gillespie, 86, died at the Boston Medical Center on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Gillespie, Jr. Born in Dover, NH, she was raised in Somersworth, NH and Lynn and attended Lynn Schools. Mrs. Gillespie was a resident of Stoughton since 1956. She was a devoted homemaker and mother who also worked as a...
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Robert L. Weir, Sr.

January 1, 1945 - November 26, 2016

Robert L. Weir, Sr., a longtime resident of Onset, died Saturday, November 26 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a short period of failing health. Born in Brockton, he was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. Mr. Weir was a resident of Onset for the past 20 years and previously lived in East Bridgewater. He was a longtime employee...
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Charles A. Blaizis

August 27, 1955 - November 26, 2016

Charles A. Blaizis, 61, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2016 after a 6 month battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Lynn C. (Horrigan) Blaizis for 33 years. Born in Norwood, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Anna D. Blaizis. He graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1973 and attended Seminole...
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Margaret L. "Peggy" (O'Toole) Guiney

August 6, 1940 - November 23, 2016

Margaret L. "Peggy" (O'Toole) Guiney, 76, resident of Stoughton for over 50 years, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Paul K. Guiney. Born and raised in Dorchester, she graduated at the top of her class from St. Gregory's High School and Boston Clerical School. While raising a family of 5, she went back to school at Bridgewater...
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Vincent F. "Rocky" Santarpio

August 14, 1919 - November 22, 2016

Vincent F. "Rocky" Santarpio, 97, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at his home after a period of failing health. He was the husband of 71 years to Grace M. "Midge" (Cecchini) Santarpio. They could always be found on Saturday nights dancing with "the gang" at the Dante Club in Sommerville. Born and raised in Roxbury, he attended Roxbury schools. He had been a resident of Stoughton since 1962. ...
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Irene F. (Fleming) Pyer

August 11, 1922 - November 22, 2016

Irene F. (Fleming) Pyer, 94, a resident of Dedham, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Pyer, Sr. Daughter of the late James F. and Mary A. (McDonald) Fleming, she was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and educated in Boston schools. Irene resided in Dedham for the past 5 years after living in...
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Janet M. Murphy Daly

September 21, 1961 - November 11, 2016

Janet Marie Murphy-Daly, 55, a longtime resident of Brockton and Raynham, died peacefully at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, on Friday, November 11, 2016. Born in Brockton, she graduated from Brockton High School Class of 1979. She worked as an office manager for Ambassador Pools in Norwood for several years. Janet loved to cook. She also enjoyed going to the beach, being outdoors and...
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Lucia M. (Teixeira) Ventura

November 10, 2016

Lucia M. (Teixeira) Ventura, 71, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Care One Nursing Home in Randolph after a period of failing health.  She was the wife of 50 years of Alvaro S. Ventura.  Born on the island of Terceira in the Azores of Portugal, she was raised and educated on Terceira.  She was a resident of Stoughton for over 50 years.  Mrs. Ventura worked at Plymouth Rubber and...
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Dorothy T. (McNerney) Nazzaro

September 26, 1927 - November 9, 2016

Dorothy T. (McNerney) Nazzaro, 89, a resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Baypointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton on November 9, 2016. She was the wife of Eugene A. Nazzaro, Jr. for 66 years. Daughter of the late John and Mary McNerney, she was born in Boston and raised in South Boston. Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston. She...
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Jerome B. "Jerry" Cullen

November 13, 1937 - November 8, 2016

Jerome B. "Jerry" Cullen, 78, a resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Son of the late Anthony E. and Mary Ellen (Jones) Cullen, he was born and raised in Woburn. Jerry graduated from Woburn High School and UMass-Amherst, where he was a 2-time All American in football and lacrosse. He then earned his Master's Degree...
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Patricia I. (Desmond) Butterworth

December 9, 1930 - November 8, 2016

Patricia I. (Desmond) Butterworth, 85, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at her home after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Eugene R. Butterworth. Born in Boston, she was raised in Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. Mrs. Butterworth was a resident of Stoughton for over 60 years. She was a dedicated homemaker at home with her family. In her free time,...
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Jason John Stubbs

March 28, 1980 - November 7, 2016

Jason John Stubbs, 36, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, November 7, 2016. He was the son of Kathleen R. (Wilder) Stubbs of Stoughton and the late Richard Stubbs. Born in Miami, FL, he was raised there until moving to Stoughton at age 6. Jason was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Lincoln Technical School in Connecticut, where he studied welding. He...
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Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Fennell) Quinlan

January 20, 1920 - November 7, 2016

Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Fennell) Quinlan, 96, died November 7, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. She was the wife of the late Eugene Quinlan. Born in Cambridge, she was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge High & Latin. As a young lady, she enjoyed helping her mother brew and bottle beer for the enjoyment of her father and his brothers during the Prohibition...
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Nellie I. (Abril) Barros

July 7, 1926 - November 7, 2016

Nellie I. (Abril) Barros, 90, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Antonio Barros. Born in North Easton, she was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton Schools. She worked as a cafeteria worker at the Stoughton Junior High School for many years and also at Lyne Labs in...
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Rosalie N. (Turell) Tarchara

July 30, 1938 - November 6, 2016

Rosalie N. (Turell) Tarchara, 78, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton after a long illness. She was the wife of 54 years of Robert J. Tarchara. Born in Brockton, she was a lifelong resident of Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton Schools. She was also a graduate of Boston University. Mrs. Tarchara worked as a Music Teacher in Stoughton Schools for over 30...
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Eric B. Miller

February 5, 1990 - November 2, 2016

Eric B. Miller, 26, died November 2, 2016 at his home in Stoughton. He was the beloved son of Christopher J. and Suzanne T. (Tremblay) Miller of Stoughton. Born in Lowell, he was raised and educated in Stoughton since 1993. He was a 2008 graduate of Stoughton High School. He also attended Massasoit Community College and ITT Technical Institute. Eric enjoyed making and producing music under...
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Christine A. (Coleman) Barrett

October 12, 1948 - November 2, 2016

Christine A. (Coleman) Barrett, 68, a lifelong resident of Easton, died peacefully at Brockton Hospital on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was the wife of Arthur J. Barrett, Jr. for 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Richard P. and Margaret (Harlow) Coleman. She was born in Easton and graduated from Oliver Ames High School, Class of 1966. Chris was a bookkeeper at Ashmont Discount in...
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William A. Homer

August 16, 1960 - November 2, 2016

William "Wildman" Homer, 56, lost his battle with cancer on November 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was the husband of Deborah J. (Haffermehl) Homer. Bill was born and raised in Canton and was a graduate of Canton Schools. He lived in Houston, Texas for a few years before settling in Stoughton, where he has lived for the past 15 years. He worked for several area companies...
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Rheta E. (Watson) Rusilko

February 5, 1918 - November 2, 2016

Rheta E. (Watson) Rusilko, 98, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Baypointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Brockton on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late John Rusilko. Daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Maude (Giles) Watson, she was born in Quincy and raised in Easton. She resided in Stoughton since 1938. She was a cook at Norfolk...
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Bethia "Thea" Baillie

August 16, 1925 - October 31, 2016

Bethia "Thea" Baillie, 91, a resident of Brockton, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 31, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Rev. John Baillie for 64 years. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Thea was educated in Glasgow schools and graduated from a teaching college in Scotland. She was a resident of Brockton for the past 11 years after living in Bridgewater...
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James P. "Jim" Byron

October 8, 1918 - October 30, 2016

James P. "Jim" Byron, 98, a longtime resident of South Dennis and Stoughton, died October 30, 2016. Jim was the husband of 70 years of Anna (McGrath) Byron. Born and raised in Stoughton. Mr. Byron was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army Air Force, serving in the South and Western Pacific and the Philippines. He worked as a custodian for many years for the Town of Stoughton,...
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Christopher Thomas

November 14, 1961 - October 29, 2016

Christopher Thomas, 54, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 29, after being stricken ill at his home in Lakeville. He was the husband of 20 years of Lisa J. (Nelson) Thomas. Born in Stoughton, he was raised in Stoughton and Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1979. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force. Mr. Thomas was a resident of Lakeville since 1989. He worked...
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Regina Emma (Ruggiero) Thompson

January 5, 1931 - October 25, 2016

Regina Emma (Ruggiero) Thompson, 85, a resident of Brockton, died peacefully at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Daughter of the late James and Josephine (Antonelli) Ruggiero, she was born in Medford and raised in Winthrop. She was a graduate of East Boston Schools and attended the Christ for the Nations Bible College in Texas. Regina was a...
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Valantein V. Burson

February 18, 1985 - October 24, 2016

Valantein Vivienne Burson, 31, died Monday, October 24, after being involved an auto accident. Born in Stoughton, she was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. Ms. Burson continued her education at American International College in Springfield, where she earned a soccer scholarship and was a 4 year student athlete. She earned her Bachelor of Science...
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James A. "Sean" Fernandes

February 29, 1972 - October 23, 2016

James A. "Sean" Fernandes, 44, died Sunday, October 23, 2016. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Somerville and Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. He also earned both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from UMass Dartmouth. He worked as an IT Contractor for several area firms, including at Computron in Mansfield. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Fernandes...
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Paul Edward Yanuskiewicz

March 25, 1951 - October 21, 2016

Paul Edward Yanuskiewicz, 65, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Tower Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton on Friday, October 21, 2016. He was the husband of Patricia D. (Humphrey) Yanuskiewicz. Son of the late John and Pauline (Robichaud) Yanuskiewicz, he was born in Worcester and raised in Bridgewater. Paul was a graduate of Bridgewater High School and Babson...
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Catherine M. (Flynn) Coulter

March 14, 1927 - October 21, 2016

Catherine M. (Flynn) Coulter, 89, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Friday, October 21, 2016. She was the wife of the late William H. Coulter. Daughter of the late James J. and Kate (Lennon) Flynn, she was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. She was a Class of 1944 graduate of Nazareth High School in South Boston. Mrs....
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Doris A. (Bethoney) Spann

March 4, 1930 - October 20, 2016

Doris A. (Bethoney) Spann, 86, died Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her home in Stoughton after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Spann. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in the South End and Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston Schools. Mrs. Spann was a resident of Stoughton for the past 3 years, previously living in Brockton for over 20 years. ...
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Robert John Anderson

February 1, 1943 - October 19, 2016

Robert J. Anderson, 73, died at his home in Stoughton on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. He was the husband of the late Patricia F. (Gianetti) Anderson. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston Trade School. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Anderson was a resident of Stoughton of 45 years. Mr. Anderson was the owner of Diane's...
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Richard J. Bown

May 4, 1949 - October 19, 2016

Richard J. Bown, 67, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at his home, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband for 36 years of Arlene F. (Welch) Bown. Born in Boston, he was raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. Mr. Bown worked as a Master Electrician at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton and at Massasoit Community...
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Patricia (Farrell) Kirkpatrick

June 18, 1931 - October 19, 2016

Patricia (Farrell) Kirkpatrick, 85, a longtime resident of Brockton, died at the Emmanuel House in Brockton on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She was the wife of the late James P. Kirkpatrick. Born in Boston, she was raised in Roslindale and graduated from Roslindale High School. She was a resident of Stoughton for 28 years before moving to Brockton in 1990. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was a tutor for...
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Claire P. McDermott

January 6, 1924 - October 18, 2016

Claire P. McDermott, 92, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Copley at Stoughton on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Daughter of the late George and Mary (Lane) McDermott, she was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. Claire was a supervisor at the Boston Globe for many years before retiring in 1978. She volunteered for Catholic Charities in Brockton for several years and enjoyed...
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Judith I. (Buck) Connors

June 4, 1936 - October 17, 2016

Judith I. (Buck) Connors, 80, passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL on October 17, 2016. She was the wife of the late John B. "Jack" Connors. Daughter of the late Donald F. and Dora P. Buck, she was born in Foxboro and educated in Brockton schools. She was a resident of Florida for over 30 years. Judy was a homemaker and owner of Greyhound dogs. She was a member of the...
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Paul J. Sullivan

November 15, 1958 - October 16, 2016

Paul J. Sullivan, 57, a resident of Sharon, died peacefully in Walpole on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Beloved son of the late Daniel J. and Ethna J. (Silvery) Sullivan, he was born in Boston and raised in Weymouth. Paul was educated in Weymouth schools. He was a resident of Sharon for the past 18 years. Paul was the cherished brother of Claire M. Sullivan of Sharon and Patricia A. Smith and her...
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Ardis B. (Hill) Bowman

November 13, 1928 - October 15, 2016

Ardis B. (Hill) Bowman, 87, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Bowman. Born in Haverhill, she was raised and educated in Massachusetts and Maine and was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, ME. Mrs. Bowman was a resident of Stoughton for over 62 years. After raising her family, she worked at Thom McCann in...
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