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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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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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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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Richard B. "Dick" Sellars, Sr.

April 27, 1925 - October 15, 2016

Richard B. "Dick" Sellars, 91, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Morton Hospital in Taunton, after being stricken ill at his home. He was the longtime beloved companion of Rose Ramondetta of Raynham. Born in Stoughton, he was raised and educated in Stoughton. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served in World War II from 1942-1946. He was a resident of Avon...
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Charlotte L. (Davidson) McQuarrie

April 22, 1951 - October 14, 2016

Charlotte L. (Davidson) McQuarrie, 65, died unexpectedly Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She was a resident of Brockton since 1978. Along with her daughter, she ran a daycare out of her home for many years and was known as "Auntie" to the children. In...
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Joe C. Ramos

April 13, 1968 - October 14, 2016

Joe C. Ramos, 48, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home after suffering from a bad heart. He was the beloved son of Carmelino F. Ramos of Stoughton and the late Judite F. (Andrade) Ramos. Born in Santa Cruz, Flores in Portugal, he moved to the United States in 1974 and settled in Stoughton. Mr. Ramos was educated in Stoughton and was a...
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Joseph P. Clark

February 3, 1965 - October 13, 2016

Joseph P. Clark, 51, a resident of Taunton, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Son of Patricia (Clark) Clark of Stoughton and the late Bradley Clark, he was born and raised in Stoughton. He was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. Joe served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years. He worked as an Electrician for Professional...
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Gerard D. Galizio

October 24, 1938 - October 10, 2016

Gerard D. Galizio, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Bridges of Westwood on Monday, October 10, 2016. He was the husband of Claire M. (O'Brien) Galizio for 58 years. Son of the late Dominic F. and Esther L. (Wheeler) Galizio, he was born and raised in South Boston and graduated from Boston Technical High School. He was a resident of Stoughton since 1968. Jerry was a...
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Terry L. (Tibbetts) Smith

June 19, 1950 - October 10, 2016

Terry L. (Tibbetts) Smith, 66, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 28 years to Michael G. Smith. Born in Portland, ME, she was raised and educated in Yarmouth, ME where she was also a longtime resident. Terry was a resident of Stoughton for the past 18 years, previously living in Brockton for 5 years and Chatham...
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Marie L. (Savage) Hilsinger

July 13, 1942 - October 10, 2016

Marie L. (Savage) Hilsinger, 74, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, October 10, 2016. She was the wife of the late Clark Hilsinger. Born in Stoughton, she was a graduate of Stoughton High School. Marie was a clerk at Page's Variety Store in Stoughton for over 20 years before retiring 7 years ago. She enjoyed playing...
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Carlos A. Oliveira

August 9, 1972 - October 9, 2016

Carlos A. Oliveira, 44, a resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Sunday, October 9, 2016 after suffering a heart attack. Son of Maria A. (Arruda) Oliveira of North Easton and the late Manuel C. Oliveira, he was born in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal before moving to Stoughton in 1974. He lived in Stoughton for 25 years before moving to Taunton,...
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Barbara J. (McBrien) Betts

February 4, 1935 - October 9, 2016

Barbara J. (McBrien) Betts, 81, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 9, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Manford "George" Betts. Daughter of the late Hugh B. and Madeline M. (Watson) McBrien, she was born in Boston and raised in West Roxbury. She graduated from a Catholic high school in Jamaica Plain. She was a resident...
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Claire L. (Hooper) Russell

December 23, 1938 - October 8, 2016

Claire L. (Hooper) Russell, 77, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Copley at Stoughton on Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1957. Claire was a Nursing Assistant at Goddard Hospital in Stoughton for 38 years before retiring 12 years ago. An avid Boston sports fan, she also enjoyed her morning trips to Dunkin Donuts and spending...
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Joseph C. Savino

March 1, 1939 - October 7, 2016

Joseph C. Savino, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ann M. (Fitzpatrick) Savino for 57 years. Born in Brockton, he was raised in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1957 and the Peabody School in Norwood. Joe resided in Westwood for 13 years before returning to...
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Constance McGarry

February 14, 1968 - October 5, 2016

Constance McGarry, 47, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Daughter of Mary J. (Egersheim) Fagan and her husband Kevin of Warren, RI, she was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale. She recently resided in Warren, RI. Constance was a graduate of St. Clare High School in Roslindale, attended Suffolk University for a year, Massasoit...
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Eleanor M. (Anderson) Havey

May 15, 1923 - October 5, 2016

Eleanor M. (Anderson) Havey, 93, a lifelong resident of Roslindale, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Chester O. Havey. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Roslindale and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. She also attended Mount Ida College. Mrs. Havey worked in...
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Joseph Paul Joyal

July 19, 1931 - October 5, 2016

Joseph "Paul" Joyal, 85, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Morton Hospital in Taunton after a period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of 43 years of Gladys M. (McMahon) Joyal. Born in Gilman, VT, he was raised and educated in Gilman until age 14 when he moved to Watertown, MA. He attended St. Patrick's High School in Watertown. He was a proud veteran of the United States...
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Janet Ruth (Anderson) Bryan

December 13, 1957 - October 5, 2016

Janet Ruth (Anderson) Bryan, 58, a resident of Avon, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 5 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of William J. Bryan. Daughter of the late Robert T. and Marjorie V. (Hoeg) Anderson, she was born in Brockton and raised in Avon. Janet was a graduate of Avon High School, Class of 1975. She was an administrative assistant at Xtralis in Avon...
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Paula R. (Caico) Druhan

November 3, 1938 - October 3, 2016

Paula R. (Caico) Druhan, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, October 3, 2016. She was the wife of Paul Druhan for 54 years. Daughter of the late Gaetano and Virginia (Jeannetti) Caico, she was born in Boston and raised in Allston. Paula was a graduate of Brighton High School, Class of 1957. She was a resident of...
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Kristie A. Emerson

May 18, 1977 - September 28, 2016

Kristie A. Emerson, 39, a longtime resident of Taunton, died unexpectedly at Morton Hospital in Taunton on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Daughter of Charles Emerson, II and Debra Atton both of Taunton, she was born and raised in Taunton. Kristie was an administrative clerk at the V.A. Medical Center in Brockton for the past 15 years. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her grandmother, June and...
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Lucilia P. (Noia) Nunes

June 26, 1938 - September 26, 2016

Lucilia P. (Noia) Nunes, 78, a resident of Bridgewater, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Antonio F. Nunes for 55 years. Daughter of the late Roberto and Arminda (Pereira) Noia, she was born and raised in Flores, Azores, Portugal. She was a resident of Stoughton for 30 years before moving to Bridgewater...
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Richard T. "Dick" Murphy

June 23, 1938 - September 24, 2016

Richard T. "Dick" Murphy, 78, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died at Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton on Saturday, September 24, 2016. He was the husband of the late Anne E. (Hanrahan) Murphy. Son of the late Thomas J. and Dorothy (McNamara) Murphy, he was born in Stoughton and graduated from Coyle Cassidy High School, Class of 1955 and Stonehill College in Easton. ...
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Claire M. (Kennedy) Canavan

June 2, 1919 - September 21, 2016

Claire M. (Kennedy) Canavan, 97, long time resident of Stoughton, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Claire was the wife of the late Joseph F. Canavan, mother of Mary Canavan of Watertown, Roseanne Dolan of Wollaston, Joseph Canavan of Framingham, Carolyn Weyneth of Sharon, and Peter Canavan of Brockton. Grandmother of Jason Hill,...
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Jorge M. Garcia

August 8, 1973 - September 20, 2016

Jorge M. Garcia, 43, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after suffering from a bad heart. He was the beloved son of Fatima M. (Salvador) Garcia and Lino S. Garcia of Stoughton. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton. He...
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Patricia A. Wasilewiski

October 7, 1942 - September 20, 2016

Patricia A. Wasilewski, 73, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a long illness. Born and raised in Dorchester, she was a graduate of Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston. She worked as a Telephone Operator for New England Telephone in Dorchester for several years, retiring many years ago. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time...
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James E. Hickey

April 21, 1947 - September 18, 2016

James E. Hickey, 69, died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of 21 years of Barbara A. (Peterson) Hickey. Born in Quincy, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1965. He was a longtime resident of Quincy. Mr. Hickey was a Veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a Meat Cutter at Fulton...
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Maria Adelaide (Silva) Macedo

March 23, 1934 - September 16, 2016

Maria Adelaide "Lálá" (Silva) Macedo, 82, a resident of Stoughton, died at Seasons Hospice in Milton on Friday, September 16, 2016. She was the wife of Olavo Bilac Martins Macedo, Sr. for 62 years. Daughter of the late Lucas Faria Silva and Maria José Santos Silva, she was born and raised in Brava, Cape Verde before moving to Randolph in 1976 with her family, where she resided until moving...
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Manuel P. DaSilva

April 18, 1920 - September 15, 2016

Manuel P. DaSilva, 96, a resident of Randolph, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was the husband of the late Maria C. (Brum) DaSilva. Son of the late Jose and Leonor (Pereira) DaSilva, he was born and raised in Santo Amaro, Faial, Azores, Portugal. Manuel moved to Cambridge in 1968 and resided there for many years. He has been a resident of Randolph since 1998. Mr....
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Margaret "Fran" (Hughes) Kilday

April 8, 1929 - September 15, 2016

Margaret "Fran" (Hughes) Kilday, 87, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the BayPointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton. She was the wife of 64 years of Francis J. Kilday. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. Mrs. Kilday was a resident of Stoughton since 1953. She was a...
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Mary M. (Savini) LaPorte

March 8, 1936 - September 14, 2016

Mary M. (Savini) LaPorte, 80, a resident of Onset, died peacefully at Tobey Hospital in Wareham on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. She was the wife of Felix L. LaPorte for 58 years. Daughter of the late Almando S. and Estella V. (Cotter) Savini, she was born and raised in Stoughton, where she was a lifelong resident until moving to Onset 17 years ago. Mary was a graduate of St. Mary's School in...
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Pauline F. (Govey) Ceruti

August 23, 1927 - September 10, 2016

Pauline F. (Govey) Ceruti, 89, died Saturday, September 10, 2016, at her home under the care of Old Colony Hospice. She was the beloved wife of 69 years of John L. Ceruti. Born and raised in Stoughton, she was a lifelong resident of Stoughton and a graduate of Stoughton Schools. She is also a graduate of the McLean Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Ceruti worked as a Registered Nurse at the...
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Audrey W. (McCarthy) Bowman

July 21, 1929 - September 8, 2016

Audrey W. (McCarthy) Bowman, 87, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was the wife of Elmer S. Bowman for 64 years. Daughter of the late David O. and Abbie L. (Woodworth) McCarthy, she was born and raised in South Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School. Audrey was a resident of Raynham for the past 2 years after living in...
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Jose S. Alves

November 3, 1939 - September 6, 2016

Jose S. Alves, 76, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He was the husband of Maria B. (Alves) Alves for 54 years. Son of the late Francisco and Adelina (Silveira) Alves, he was born and raised in Fajazinha, Flores, Azores, Portugal. Jose was a Veteran of the Portuguese Army. He has resided in Stoughton since...
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Joseph A. "Joe" DeSousa

April 28, 1946 - September 3, 2016

Joseph A. "Joe" DeSousa, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Harrington House Skilled Nursing Center in Walpole, after a period of failing health. He was the son of the late Manuel S. DeSousa and Ilda C. (Monteiro) DeSousa. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, he was raised on Santa Maria and came to the United States at age 11. He has been a resident of...
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Yvonne G. (Greene) Chandler

November 14, 1926 - September 1, 2016

Yvonne G. Chandler, 89, of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on September 1, 2016. She was born and raised in Boston, graduated from Memorial High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Economics. She lived in Weymouth for many years, and later became a member of the First Congregational Church of Stoughton. Yvonne retired as an Economist for the...
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Peter M. Butkevich

August 9, 1977 - September 1, 2016

Peter M. Butkevich, 39, died unexpectedly at his home on September 1, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Ann "Angie" Peitler of Stoughton. Born in Stoughton, he was raised and educated in Easton, he was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton where he excelled in Basketball and Track. He also attended Emerson College and UMass Boston. Mr. Butkevich worked for Teamsters Union...
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Otis P. "Joe" Forrester, Jr.

January 26, 1946 - August 31, 2016

Otis P. "Joe" Forrester, Jr., 70, died at his home in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of 46 years of Carol A (Lottsfeldt) Forrester. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton Schools. He also attended Massasoit Community College. Mr. Forrester was a resident of Brockton since 1978. He was a proud veteran of...
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MaryAnn V. Zablocki

August 30, 2016

MaryAnn V. Zablocki, 73, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her home, after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton schools. She was a resident of Abington since 1978. Ms. Zablocki worked as an assembler for the Foxboro Company for over 17 years, retiring many years ago. She also worked as a home health aide. Ms....
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Frank M. Powers, Jr.

May 4, 1968 - August 29, 2016

Frank M. Powers, Jr., 48, died Monday August 29, unexpectedly at his home in Salem, NH. Son of the late Lorraine T. (Haley) Powers and Frank M. Powers, he was the husband of Sandra L. (O'Brien) Powers of Salem. NH. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was educated in Stoughton Schools and was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Technical High School in Easton. Mr. Powers was a resident of New...
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Vasco A. Freitas

December 20, 1944 - August 29, 2016

Vasco A. Freitas, 71, died Monday, August 29, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lomba Lajes, Flores, Portugal, he was raised and educated in Flores. Vasco was a Veteran of the Portuguese Army. He moved to the United States in 1970 and settled in Stoughton, where he has lived since that time. Mr. Freitas worked as a Machine Operator for...
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Norma A. Sullivan

July 20, 1940 - August 27, 2016

Norma A. Sullivan, 76, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Saturday, August 27 at the Brockton Hospital in Brockton after a period of failing health. Born in Taunton, she was raised and educated in Boston and Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. She also earned her Bachelor's Degree and Masters Degree at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater. Ms. Sullivan was a History...
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Elaine E. (Whelpley) Kolinski

March 4, 1926 - August 27, 2016

Elaine E. Kolinski (Whelpley), 90, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Signature Healthcare Brockton surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was the wife of late Julian James Kolinski for 38 years. She was born and raised in Boston and graduated from the Boston Girls High School Class of 1944. Elaine was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in...
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Robert "Bob" Murphy

August 25, 2016

Robert "Bob" Murphy, 73, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 25, 2016. He was the husband of Natalie M. (Lutkus) Murphy for 46 years. Son of the late Arthur R. and Geraldine (Foley) Murphy, he was born in Boston and raised in Hyde Park. Robert was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class...
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James E. Sullivan

May 24, 1940 - August 23, 2016

James E. Sullivan, 76, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Seasons Hospice House in Milton on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was the husband of Theresa B. (Coughlin) Sullivan. Born in Tewksbury, he was educated in South Boston. He was a resident of Stoughton for 56 years. A member of the Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown, Mr. Sullivan worked as an oil burner technician, plumber...
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Gail A. (Sample) Roman

February 4, 1951 - August 22, 2016

Gail A. (Sample) Roman, 65, a resident of Easton, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 22, 2016. Daughter of the late Donald L. Sample and Adrienne A. (Hart) Duval and her husband William, she was born and raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School, Class of 1969. She resided in Randolph for 6 years before moving to Easton 19 years ago. Gail was a meter specialist at...
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Alan J. Rams

December 25, 1956 - August 21, 2016

Alan J. Rams, 59, a resident of Pembroke, died peacefully at the Brockton Hospital on Sunday, August 21, 2016. He was the husband of 22 years of Rosemarie P. (Pellegrino) Rams. Son of Marian J. (Poznak) Rams of Stoughton and the late Leonard A. Rams, he was born in Boston and raised in Hyde Park and Stoughton. Alan was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Massasoit Community College. He...
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Frank J. Montesano

July 28, 1931 - August 21, 2016

Frank J. Montesano, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Sunday, August 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Annette M. (Dew) Montesano for 62 years. Son of the late Joseph and Anna (Sherkus) Montesano, he was born and raised in Dorchester. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class of 1948...
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William F. Harmon

March 6, 1931 - August 11, 2016

William F. Harmon, 85, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury. He was the husband of Carol A. (Girard) Harmon and the late Dolores (Inners) Harmon. Born in Albany, NY, he was educated in Dedham and was a graduate of Norfolk Agricultural High School. Mr. Harmon was a Veteran of the US Navy, where he spent over 25 years of dedicated service, serving in both the...
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James L. Gallagher, Jr.

January 29, 1963 - August 10, 2016

James L. Gallagher, Jr., 53, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, after a long battle with Brain Cancer. He was the loving husband of 25 years to Vida (Thang) Gallagher. Born and raised in Brighton, he was a graduate of Our Lady of the Presentation School and Newton Catholic High School. Mr. Gallagher was a resident of Stoughton since 1997. He worked as a Route Sales Representative for Frito Lay for over...
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Maria R. "Sensan" Lopes

December 12, 1957 - August 6, 2016

Maria R. "Sensan" Lopes, 58, died on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her home in Stoughton after a long illness. Born in Fogo, Cape Verde, she was raised and educated in Cape Verde. Ms. Lopes came to the United States in 1987 and settled in Dorchester, where she lived until moving to Stoughton in 2011. She worked as a Room Attendant at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston for over 25 years, retiring due...
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Linda S. (Sheaffer) Marshall

March 15, 1954 - August 2, 2016

Linda S. (Sheaffer) Marshall, 62, died Tuesday 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. She also attended Stonehill College in Easton. Mrs. Marshall was an entrepreneur and was the former owner of several different stores, including Sports Fever and Red Hot Comics and Cards, both in...
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Reva (Newman) Maddalena

August 1, 2016

Reva "The Rea" (Newman) Maddalena, 92, died unexpectedly at her home in Stoughton, on Monday, August 1, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George M. Maddelena and the beloved longtime companion of George White of Stoughton. Born and raised in Henderson, TN, she was a graduate of Henderson Schools. Mrs. Maddalena was a resident of Quincy for over 50 years, before moving to Stoughton 2...
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Raymond J. Coan

September 21, 1947 - July 31, 2016

Raymond J. Coan, 68, died unexpectedly at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was the husband of 37 years of Sandra J (Morse) Coan. Born in Norwood, he was raised in Mansfield and was a graduate of Mansfield Schools. He was a longtime resident of Stoughton. Mr. Coan worked as a carpenter for many years, retiring several years ago. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, reading...
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Doretha (Graves) Smith

July 31, 2016

Doretha (Graves) Smith, 85, died Sunday, July 31, at the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton after a period of failing health. Born and raised in Maxton, NC, she was a graduate of Maxton Schools. She also earned her Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina State University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta...
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Ann F. (Creed) MacGowan

July 31, 1933 - July 26, 2016

Ann F. (Creed) MacGowan, 82, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, after a period of failing health. Born and raised in Brockton, she was a graduate of Brockton Schools. She also completed studies at Rhode Island School of Design. Ms. MacGowan was a resident of Arlington for the past 15 years. She was a past board member of the Arlington Council on...
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John E. Goode

January 25, 1949 - July 23, 2016

John E. Goode, 67, died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of 43 years of Anne M. (Herendeen) Goode. Born in Readville, he was raised in Savin Hill and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Brookline. Mr. Goode was also a graduate of Boston State College and served in the National Guard for several years. He was a resident...
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Robert A. Long

December 17, 1949 - July 22, 2016

Robert A. Long, 66, died Friday, July 22, at the Marquardt Nursing Center in Waltham. Born in Jamaica Plain, he was educated in St. Coletta's School in Hanover. He was a resident of Brockton for many years. Mr. Long worked as a clerk and bagger at Shaw's in Brockton for over 15 years and retired several years ago. He was a member of BAMSI. He was energetic and full of life and loved to smile...
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Barbara L. (Keohane) Gusciora

February 15, 1936 - July 21, 2016

Barbara L. (Keohane) Gusciora, 80, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Gusciora. Born in Stoughton, she was a lifelong resident of Stoughton and was a graduate of St. Mary's School in Stoughton and St. John's High School in Canton. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. In...
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Kevin R. Wilder

August 17, 1961 - July 21, 2016

Kevin R. Wilder, 54, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Seasons Hospice House in Milton after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of 28 years of Cindy S. (Smith) Wilder. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. He also attended Massasoit Community College. Mr. Wilder was a...
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Nancy A. (DeCosta) Estey

June 25, 1939 - July 16, 2016

Nancy A. (DeCosta) Estey, 77, a resident of North Easton, died at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of David A. Estey, Sr. Born and educated in Stoughton, she was a lifelong Stoughton resident until moving to Easton in 1997. Nancy was an executive administrator for the American Heart Association in...
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James L. Spicer

November 9, 1930 - July 14, 2016

James L. Spicer, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Norwood Hospital on Thursday, July 14, 2016. He was the husband of the late Frances C. (Moynihan) Spicer. Born in Raytown, MO, he was raised and educated in Missouri and California. Mr. Spicer was a Boilerman Petty Officer 1st Class in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a resident of...
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Mary M. Brady

May 10, 1927 - July 14, 2016

Mary M. Brady, 89, a resident of Bridgewater, died peacefully at the Guardian Center in Brockton on July 14, 2016. Daughter of the late Bernard J. and Ann M. (McDonald) Brady, she was a lifelong resident of Stoughton before moving to Bridgewater 20 years ago. She was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1945. Although living in Bridgewater, she was proud of her Stoughton heritage;...
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Dorothy E. (Hemphill) Clarke

February 20, 1941 - July 13, 2016

Dorothy E. (Hemphill) Clarke, 75, a longtime resident of Quincy passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after a recent illness. Dorothy was the daughter of the late James and Eugenia E. (Guilfoy) Hemphill. She was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. Dorothy was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She raised her family in Auburn, ME before moving to...
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Francis Donal McDonough

April 23, 1929 - July 13, 2016

Francis Donal McDonough died peacefully on Wednesday , July 13th, 2016 in Stoughton, MA surrounded by loved ones. Frank was born April 23, 1929 to Peter and Katherine Gaffrey McDonough in Queens, NY. After meeting at a parish Valentine's Day dance ("the prettiest girl I'd ever seen"), he and Margaret Mary Donovan, also of Queens, were married in April 1958. Their first home was in Brewster, NY...
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Richard L. "Dick" Dubois

July 12, 2016

Richard L. "Dick" Dubois, the founder and owner of The Pool Place in Easton and Abington, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at his home in Easton after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of 59 years of Delores M. (Carey) Dubois. Born and raised in Taunton, he was a graduate of Taunton Schools. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. In 1967, along with his wife, he...
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