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Joyce Funeral Home

The Joyce Funeral Home was established in Waltham in October, 1910 by Francis J. Joyce. His generation saw the most significant changes in funeral services during the last century and Mr. Joyce became one of the most progressive, innovative and respected funeral directors of his day. The firm's legal name is Francis J. Joyce & Son, Inc. and the firm has operated as a locally owned funeral home, since its founding. It is also the repository of funeral records of Freedom Wentworth & Sons Funeral Service, the Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home and the St. Germain & Son Funeral Home, all of Waltham, following the retirement of their owners.

Robert E. Joyce joined his father, in 1946, after service in the Navy and Marine Corps, and operated the funeral home until his death in 1979. He oversaw the modernization and most significant growth of the firm. During his tenure, the home was updated several times and finally relocated to a facility on Main Street which is one of the few in the area designed to provide funeral services. Robert's wife, Dorothy, took over operation of the firm following her husband's death and oversaw construction of the new funeral home.

Robert and Dorothy's son, Frank, is the current owner of the funeral home. He and his family and staff, while living in a different age, still strive to uphold the firm's founding principle of providing dignified, professional and compassionate care to families who call upon them. Consistently regarding the care of the dead and the living as a sacred privilege of trust and caring is the reason why the Joyce Funeral Home has become the pre-eminent funeral firm in the Waltham area. The firm provides many options for funeral, memorial, burial and cremation services in a welcoming and caring environment.


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Frank J. Mooney III

September 19, 1935 - December 14, 2018

Winthrop - Mr. Frank J. Mooney III died Friday, December 14, 2018 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83. Frank was born on September 19, 1935 in Newton a son of the late Frank J. Jr. and Grace Mabel (Carmichael) Mooney. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1953 and then earned his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in...
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Rosario "Ross" Giuliano

September 4, 1923 - December 12, 2018

Waltham - Mr. Rosario "Ross" Giuliano, of Waltham, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton following a period of declining health. He was 95. Ross was born in Waltham on September 4, 1923, the beloved son of the late Angelo and Mary (Castellana) Giuliano, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and during World War II...
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Philip A. Mula

March 12, 1955 - December 12, 2018

Mr. Philip A. Mula, of Waltham and formerly of Clearwater, Florida, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 63. Philip was born in Waltham on March 12, 1955, a son of Virginia B. (Vincello) Mula of Waltham and the late Pasquale R. "Pat" Mula. He graduated from Waltham High School and then attended both UMass and Wentworth Institute. He moved to...
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Josephine M. (Serval) MacDowell

November 24, 1924 - December 9, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Josephine M. (Serval) MacDowell, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 94. Josephine was born in Waltham on November 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Vitcoski) Serval, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and attended Boston University. She also graduated from...
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Patricia M. Manning

November 4, 1932 - December 8, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Patricia M. (Walsh) Manning, of Waltham, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86. Patricia was born in Waltham on November 4, 1932, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Layden) Walsh. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and had worked at The Waltham Watch Factory until her retirement. In retirement she chose to remain active and went...
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Bruce A. MacLeod

October 28, 1948 - December 8, 2018

'Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.' The author Tom Krause's words accurately describe and summarize the way in which Bruce MacLeod lived his life each and every day. Bruce would later learn in life that God would grant him the serenity to accept the things he could not change; courage to change the things...
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Philip M. Jackson

July 10, 1941 - December 8, 2018

Waltham - Philip Jackson's favorite Scottish poet Robert Burns said, "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy." . . . John Steinbeck's translation: "The best laid plans of mice and men… often go awry." It was the basis of a famous book about moving from place to place in search of opportunity. Phil was willing to...
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Leonard Farrell

June 18, 1941 - December 6, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Leonard Farrell died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 77. Leonard was born June 18, 1941 in Christmas Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada one of fifteen children to the late John and Cecilia (MacLean) Farrell. He was married to Ann E. (MacMaster) Farrell for 45 years until her death on January 8, 2018. He owned and operated...
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Peter Curtis Bookheimer

July 13, 1959 - December 3, 2018

Mr. Peter Curtis Bookheimer passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 3, 2018 in his home in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old. Peter was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1959, the son of William C. Bookheimer and the late Helen (Yost) Bookheimer. He grew up in Southampton, Pennsylvania and Syracuse, New York. Peter graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse and...
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Joanne L. Apone

April 24, 1932 - December 3, 2018

"Long after we are too big to carry in her arms, our mother carries us in her heart." . . . and that's how it was for Waltham's Joanne Apone. During her kids growing up years Joanne and her late husband Bill lived a life centered around their family . . . every night Bill would change out of his suit after getting home from his banking job, the family would have dinner together and the couple...
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Russell J. Chiasson

December 6, 1962 - December 2, 2018

Reba McEntire's country hit, 'If I Had Only Known' accurately speaks in words and song about the sudden changes in life as the result of an unexpected loss. It talks about knowing...if only…it'd be the last time for a walk in the rain, or hearing one's voice again or being by one's side just one last time. And it ends, 'If only I had known, if only I had known, The love I would've shown..if...
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Arthur J. Lewis

April 5, 1951 - December 1, 2018

Arthur Lewis would argue that all man needed to live on was pizza...and it could very well cover the four basic food groups. Heaven gained a pizza aficionado on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Arthur died in Saint Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was 67. Heaven is the place we believe that we can have any and everything in abundance and without end. He will be lovingly remembered as...
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William F. Edmunds

April 2, 1949 - November 28, 2018

Cambridge – Mr. William F. Edmunds, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He was 69. Bill also known as Bootsie (his pet family name) was born and raised in Waltham, a son of the late William and Stina (Anderson) Edmunds, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. Being an adventurous free spirited person, in his early twenties he thumbed...
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Joseph C. MacDonald

February 18, 1965 - November 26, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Joseph C. MacDonald, of Waltham, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 53. Joe was born on February 18, 1965, one of twelve children born to the late John R. and Jean L. (Blake) MacDonald. He was raised in Watertown and after graduating from Watertown High earned his Bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of...
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Arthur J. Nally Sr.

November 18, 1931 - November 26, 2018

Waltham - Mr. Arthur J. Nally Sr. died Monday, November 26, 2018 in Watertown Health Center. He was 87. Born on November 18, 1931 in Newton he was a son of the late Edward and Catherine (Burenheide) Nally. He graduated from the former Our Lady's High School in Newton and on September 10, 1955 he married Waltham native Sylvia M. Littlefield in her parish Church of Saint Mary and they remained...
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Alice G. (O'Mara) (McInnis) Logan

August 22, 1919 - November 23, 2018

Alice Logan's almost hundred years on earth can be summed up in five words . . . life . . . love . . . faith . . . family . . . friendship. She was born in Waltham on August 22, 1919, a daughter of the late Daniel E. and Alice G. (Bradley) O'Mara. She grew up with five brothers in a busy household where all the kids worked at one time or another for their Dad who managed the First National...
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Kai Tang

April 10, 1931 - November 22, 2018

Waltham - Mr. Kai Tang died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Massachusetts General Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was 87. He was born on April 10, 1931 a son of the late On Chueong Tang and Sy Chau. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 settling in Minnesota where he worked in maintenance for IBM Corp. He moved to Waltham in 1993. He leaves his wife of...
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Paul A. Naughton

December 7, 1954 - November 22, 2018

As an accomplished historian the irony would not be lost on Paul Naughton that the day that he came into the world was the thirteenth anniversary of the day that America was thrust into World War II and the day that he left was the fifty-fifth anniversary of when his mother's most beloved president was assassinated in Dallas. It was also Thanksgiving. For a very quiet guy he made the dates of...
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Donald P. Vincuilla

September 20, 1959 - November 22, 2018

Framingham – Don Vincuilla was the type of guy who was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends. As a jack of all trades he was most capable of tackling a project for family, friends and neighbors and it was helping others that made him happy. He was generous with his time and talents and did it all with great love. 

 Happiness and relaxation also came in the form of a...
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Emily P. Haigh

September 2, 1925 - November 21, 2018

Perhaps Emily Haigh knew that life is just like painting. She drew the lines with hope, erased the errors with tolerance, dipped her brush with lots of patience and colored everything with love. Emily died at Oxford Rehabilitation Facility in Haverhill on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 93. Born on September 2, 1925 in Detroit Michigan...
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Joann E. Forkin

February 14, 1929 - November 21, 2018

Waltham – Long active in politics…Joann Forkin would encourage family, friends and those given the privilege of being able to vote to be certain to elect the Democratic candidates and cover the map with more blue states. And by virtue of her death on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at age 89 and this subsequent obituary…she encourages the same in future elections. Joann E. Dorey was born...
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Anne C. Murphy

July 12, 1936 - November 17, 2018

Westford – Ms. Anne C. Murphy died Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Bridges of Epoch in Westford. She was 82. Anne was born onJuly 12, 1936 in Waltham a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Agnes A. (Welch) Murphy. Raised in Waltham , she earned her Bachelor's degree from Regis College in Weston. She had two Master's degrees, one in History and one in Education from Boston College. She...
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Andrew M. DeFrancesco

May 8, 1931 - November 14, 2018

Mr. Andrew M. DeFrancesco died at home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was 87. Born on May 8, 1931 in Boston he was a son of the late Charles and Emily (Maffei) DeFrancesco. Raised and educated in East Boston he graduated from East Boston High School where he played on its baseball and basketball teams. Andrew honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was...
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Mario L. Lituri

August 7, 1948 - November 9, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Mario L. Lituri, of Waltham, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 70. Mario was born in Waltham on August 7, 1948, a son of the late Mario B. and Constance M. (Casella) Lituri. After graduating from Waltham High School he served with the United States Air Force Reserves. He would tell you that the best part of his life began on July...
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Betty A.(Matyoska) Strazdas

July 11, 1930 - November 7, 2018

West Newton – Mrs. Betty A. (Matyoska) Strazdas, of West Newton, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She was 88. Betty was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, a daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Tetlow) Matyoska and moved to West Newton following her marriage in 1954 to Philip J. Strazdas. She worked as a beautician for years and...
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Michele 'Mike' Bertolami

September 30, 1935 - November 7, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Michele 'Mike' Bertolami, of Waltham, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Wingate of Weston. He was 83. Mike was born in Novara, Sicily on September 30, 1935, a son of Giovanni and Teresa Bertolami. During his late twenties he left Sicily for Torino Italy, where he pursued training and work as a plumber and met his future wife Fiorentina. Mike moved to the United States in...
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Robert A. Driscoll

September 1, 1927 - November 6, 2018

Lynnfield – Mr. Robert A. Driscoll, of Lynnfield, formerly of Waltham and Peabody, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 91. Robert was born in Waltham on September 1, 1927, a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Gilhuly) Driscoll. Raised in Waltham, he joined the United States Army after high school and played post-war baseball for the J.L. Thompson where he...
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Julia M. (Regan) Neal

July 10, 1938 - November 6, 2018

Mrs. Julia M. (Regan) Neal, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Apple Valley Center in Ayer after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 80. Julia was born on July 10, 1938 in Waltham a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Whalen) Regan. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of the former Saint Charles High School. She worked in accounting at Jordan Marsh Co. in...
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Elizabeth M. (Cronin) Waldron

July 29, 1930 - November 4, 2018

It's been said that "long after we are too big to carry in her arms, our mother carries us in her heart." That's how it was for Waltham's Elizabeth Waldron. The mile markers of her life always centered around life, love, faith, family and friendship. From her early days growing up with her parents, sisters and brother in Saint Columbkille's Parish in Brighton to the present day when she made...
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Gretchen D. Belknap

December 19, 1930 - November 3, 2018

Waltham, Mass. – Gretchen D. Belknap, 87, formerly of Durham, New Hampshire and Cos Cob, Connecticut died November 3, 2018 at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waltham, Massachusetts after a period of failing health. Gretchen was born December 19, 1930 to the late Roger and Dorothy (Knapp) Dykema, and grew up in Riverside, Connecticut. She married John H. (Jack) Belknap, also of...
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Dorothy A. Taranto

December 24, 1942 - November 1, 2018

Of the many gifts that life had to offer Dorothy Taranto she would humbly boast that being a wife, a mother and a mémère was by the far the best. And the Book of Proverbs says, 'Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her!' Dorothy died unexpectedly but peacefully with her five children by her side on Thursday, November 1, 2018. She was 75. In heaven she is...
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Jeffrey R. Comeau

August 19, 1960 - October 30, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Jeffrery R. Comeau, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at his home. He was 58. Jeff was born in Sanford, Maine on August 19, 1960, a son of Pauline B. (Parent) and the late Gerald P. Comeau. He was raised in Newton and was a graduate of Newton North High School. He moved to Waltham twenty years ago and had a long career working as a truck driver for Waste Management...
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William S. Kaden, MD

July 4, 1935 - October 30, 2018

At one of Bill Kaden's retirement parties from Harvard in May 2001 he quoted from a favorite novel titled 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey'. In particular he read a wonderfully profound and poignant excerpt from it which speaks about life and death…'But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land...
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Corrine G. Reynolds

July 11, 1930 - October 28, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Corrine G. (Blouin) Reynolds, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Sunday, October 28, 2018. She was 88. Corrine was born in Cambridge on July 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Walter and Bernadette (LeBlanc) Blouin. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Saint Mary's High School. After that she went to work as a secretary for the Boston Globe...
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Karen J. Fennelly

February 20, 1964 - October 26, 2018

Millbury – Ms. Karen J. Fennelly, of Millbury, formerly of Waltham, died suddenly at home on Friday, October 26, 2018. She was 54. Karen was born in Waltham on February 20, 1964, a daughter of the late Richard M., Jr. and Joan M. (Daggett) Fennelly, and was a 1982 graduate of Waltham High School. She had been a lifelong Waltham resident before moving to Framingham in 2001 and then to...
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Samuel Lackeyram

October 13, 1939 - October 25, 2018

Waltham - Mr. Samuel Lackeyram, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 79. Sam was born on October 13, 1939 in Tunapuna, Trinidad, a son of the late John and Hilda (Ramdhani) Lackeyram. Raised and educated in Trinidad, he settled in Diego Martin. Sadly, Sam's wife Cowsilla Dolly 'DooDoo' Maraj died shortly before the family left their...
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Lucille L. Boynton

December 26, 1930 - October 24, 2018

Mrs. Lucille L. Boynton, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln. She was 87. Lucille was born in Tewksbury on December 26, 1930, the daughter of the late Alexander and Yvonne (Deschenes) LaFerriere. She was raised and educated in both Tewksbury and Lowell and had worked in bookkeeping at Bates Pharmacy in Waltham and later at Met State...
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Eleanor Doris Bourgeois

July 2, 1924 - October 24, 2018

Eleanor Doris Bourgeois, 94, of Milford, DE, formally of Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on October 24, 2018 under the care of Vitas Hospice at Milford Memorial Hospital, Delaware. Doris was born July 2, 1924 in Waltham, daughter of Joseph & Angelina (Murphy) Smith. Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent. They were married 55 years and had one daughter, Caren Hubler of...
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Paul F. Sears

October 24, 1957 - October 23, 2018

Waltham – Paul Sears was never one to complain about the cards he had been dealt. In fact he counted his blessings and among them were his 'girls'. For over ten years Paul battled a brain tumor and with that, came many complications and debilitations. From its early diagnosis he beat every odd with strength, grace, and dignity. Paul died in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, October 23,...
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Ronald F. Murphy

January 22, 1941 - October 23, 2018

Mr. Ronald F. Murphy, of Natick, formerly a lifelong Watertown resident, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. He was 77. Ronald was born January 22, 1941 in Watertown a son of the late George E. and Virginia F. (MacDougall) Murphy. Raised and educated in Watertown he honorably served in the United States Army. Ron worked over 40 years in delivery for Jet...
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William P. Ivester

September 22, 1971 - October 22, 2018

Bill Ivester had a passion for all things outdoors and he was most content and happy when near the ocean or flying in the skies while training to obtain his pilot's license. Bill now knows the depths of the ocean and the limitless boundaries of the sky. Bill passed away on October 22, 2018. He was 47. William P. Ivester was born September 22, 1971, a son of the late James M. and...
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Diane M. Hebert

May 9, 1967 - October 21, 2018

Santa Fe, NM – Ms. Diane M. Hebert, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home following a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was 51. Diane was born in Waltham on May 9, 1967 and attended Waltham High School and the University of New Hampshire. She moved to Santa Fe twenty years ago and had worked as a restaurant manager. She loved the...
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Mary Woods Roos

September 22, 1943 - October 21, 2018

Mrs. Mary Woods Roos, of Belmont and Framingham, died on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence, Wayland. She was 75. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kansas and received a graduate degree from Assumption College in Worcester. She remained at home to raise her children and then became a long-time educator in...
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Joan M. McCloskey

October 8, 1930 - October 14, 2018

Mrs. Joan M. (Chandonait) McCloskey, of Waltham, died on Sunday October 14, 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston. She was 88. Joan was born in Waltham on October 8, 1930 and had been a life-long resident of the city. Until her retirement she had worked as clerk for Little Brown Publishing Company. She is survived by her husband, John W. McCloskey; her son, Jeffrey B. McCloskey of...
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Elaine C. (LeLievre) Angelo

October 12, 1933 - October 14, 2018

Elaine Angelo always knew that family is where life began and love never ended. They laughed, worked, dreamt and supported one another. It was her circle of strength…founded on faith, joined in love and kept by God….together forever! And when she breathed her last on Sunday, October 14, 2018 they were at her side…like she was when she brought them into the world. She was 85. Born on...
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Thomas J. Connors

January 30, 1944 - October 13, 2018

Mr. Thomas J. Connors, of Waltham, died Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Wingate of Weston. He was 74. Tom was born January 30, 1944 in Waltham a son of the late Thomas J. and Mary J. (Bowe) Connors. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. He married Jeanne S. Lane on June 17, 1967 in Our Lady's Church and they continued to make Waltham their home. ...
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Helen Ruth (Hathaway) Brown

November 29, 1915 - October 12, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Helen Ruth (Hathaway) Brown died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 12, 2018. She was 102. She was the beloved wife of the late Wallace Harlin Brown of Waltham. They had been married 66 years before his death in 2005. Helen was born November 29, 1915 in Saugus daughter of the late Benjamin and Lilly Hathaway. She graduated from Saugus High School in 1934. She and her...
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Nancy J. Walsh-Perpetua

June 17, 1951 - October 11, 2018

Mrs. Nancy J. Walsh Perpetua, of Waltham, died on Thursday October 11, 2018 in her home. She was 67. Nancy was born in Newton on June 17, 1951, a daughter of the late George C. and Mary Elizabeth (Benedict) Walsh. She graduated from Ketcham High School and graduated from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie New York with a degree in nursing. Nancy also graduated from Emmanuel College in ...
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David L. Stanley

June 19, 1949 - October 11, 2018

The Villages, Fla. – Retired Waltham Police Detective Sergeant David L. Stanley died at home on Thursday, October 11, 2018. He was 69. Dave was born in Waltham on June 19, 1949, the oldest of three sons born to the late Lawrence and Ann (Tebbetts) Stanley. He was a graduate of Waltham High and earned an associate's degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He joined the United...
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William B. Coombs

August 12, 1935 - October 11, 2018

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." – Wm. Shakespeare No more eloquent testimony can be found to describe the valor of Waltham's Bill Coombs who deployed to Vietnam six times during his thirty year career with the United States Army. Bill's selfless devotion to duty, honor and courage define the word hero . . . he was the real deal. After graduating from high school...
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Donald R. McCaul

November 25, 1920 - October 10, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Donald R. McCaul, of Waltham, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 97. Don was born in Waltham on November 25, 1920, the son of the late Robert L. and Margaret J. (Roach) McCaul, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School. After high school he enrolled at Harvard College and enlisted in the United...
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Francis J. 'Frank' Rourke

October 18, 1920 - October 10, 2018

Waltham – It has been said that you can often tell of a man's worth from his hands…not his wallet. Frank Rourke's hands at almost 98 years old showed the hard work and dedication of his talents as a bricklayer all of his life. His masonry skills employed him for over 55 years with the Local #3 Bricklayers Union in Boston. And in conjunction with his work with the Local #3 Union and in...
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Rose F. (Mula) Rigoli

January 26, 1923 - October 9, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Rose F. (Mula) Rigoli, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 95. A lifelong resident, Rose was born in Waltham on January, 26, 1923, the first daughter of the late Louis and Florence (Marisola) Mula. Beloved wife of the late Carl Rigoli, the two wed on January 8, 1945 in Portsmouth, Virginia. They met by chance at a...
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Mary E. (Lyons) Irvine

December 7, 1930 - October 6, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. (Lyons) Irvine, of Waltham, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 87. Mary was born in Roxbury on December 7, 1930, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Bauer) Lyons. She graduated from Somerville Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and later served with the United States Navy Nurse Corps during the Korean War. Mary was commissioned...
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Doris M. (Aucoin) Dunham

June 16, 1932 - October 6, 2018

Waltham - Mrs. Doris M. (Aucoin) Dunham, of Waltham, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 86. Doris was born in Waltham on June 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Simon and Christina (Chiasson) Aucoin, and had been a lifelong resident. She married Charles F. 'Pat' Dunham on September 11, 1954 in Saint Joseph's Church in Waltham. The pair made...
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Willard W. Wills

November 2, 1938 - October 4, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Willard W. Wills, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Wingate at Weston. He was 79. Known to family and friends as 'Willie', he was born in Victoria, British Columbia on November 2, 1938, the son of the late Willard and Agatha (O'Hara) Willis. A lifelong resident of Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School and after that served with the United States Army. ...
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Helen E. Walker

July 24, 1932 - October 3, 2018

Waltham - Ms. Helen E. Walker died at home on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. She was 86. Helen was born on July 24, 1932 in Waltham a daughter of the late Helen Bridget (Keough) Walker and Richard Steele Walker. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. For over 30 years she worked as a secretary for the Massachusetts State Lottery retiring in 1997. She then...
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David G. Hart

March 5, 1946 - October 2, 2018

Mr. David G. Hart, of Waltham, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at CareOne in Lexington after a battle with cancer. He was 72. David was born on March 5, 1946 in Newton a son of the late LeRoy F. and Irene M. (Kilburn) Hart. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1965. He then graduated from Robert Richard Hair School on Moody Street. David...
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Elizabeth R. 'Libby' O'Neil

February 13, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Stankard) O'Neil, of Waltham, died Monday, October 1, 2018. She was 94. Elizabeth, lovingly known to family and friends as 'Libby' was born February 13, 1924 in Waltham the only child of the late Thomas and Alice (Mannion) Stankard. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of St. Mary's High School with the class of 1941. She married Watertown native Robert E. O...
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Bruce A. Courtney

January 5, 1942 - September 28, 2018

Bruce Courtney was one of the good guys. He lived a fruitful and prosperous life that was filled with the blessings of a loving marriage, healthy children, and grandchildren with whom he cherished spending time. These were the things that made him happy. Bruce died unexpectedly on Friday, September 28, 2018. He was 76 years old.   Bruce A. Courtney was born January 5, 1942. He was a son...
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Richard L. Eaton

July 3, 1932 - September 24, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Richard L. Eaton, of Waltham, died Monday, September 24, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing Home. He was 86. Richard was born in Boston on July 3, 1932, a son of the late Harry and Esther (Eagan) Eaton. He married Eleanor L. Schofield on August 12, 1950 in Saint Patrick's Church in Roxbury. The couple moved to Newton in 1955 and to Waltham eighteen years ago. He was a motion...
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Ellen Burns Peterson

December 28, 1947 - September 23, 2018

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Ellen Burns Peterson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70. Ellen was born on December 28, 1947, in Medford, MA, to the late Richard and Florence (Carr) Burns. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cardinal Cushing College and her Master of Education degree from Suffolk University. On July 14, 1974, she...
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Richard C. Beatty

November 28, 1936 - September 23, 2018

Belmont - Richard C. Beatty 'The Clyde' passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23rd, after a fifteen-year battle against Parkinson's Disease. Throughout his life, Richard maintained his dry sense of humor, stubborn will, offbeat taste in music, and love for the outdoors. Most importantly, he cherished relationships with family and close friends. Never interested in "quality merchandise at a...
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Claire A. (Schubert) Rourke

November 20, 1926 - September 22, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Claire A. (Schubert) Rourke, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 91. Claire was born on November 20, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Adam L. and Margaret M. (McMahon) Schubert and was raised in Queens. In February, 1949 she married Waltham native Francis J. Rourke and the couple made Waltham their...
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Alma T. (Cormier) Serval

March 14, 1927 - September 20, 2018

Mrs. Alma T. (Cormier) Serval, of Waltham died after being comforted by her husband, Stanley and daughter, Irene on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was 91. Born on March 14, 1927 in Chisholm, Maine she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Nellie (Lacroix) Cormier. She married Stanley S. Serval Sr. on June 30, 1957 in Saint Mary's Church. She worked as an office clerk for Haymarket Kitchen...
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John J. Mullaney III

December 19, 1949 - September 18, 2018

John Mullaney's life was centered on 'his girls', his grandchildren and his neighbors whom he considered family. And they were with him when he died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Born on December 19, 1949 in Waltham John was one of twelve children of the late John J. Jr. and Hilda C. (Besso) Mullaney. John graduated...
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James W. Walsh

October 24, 1943 - September 17, 2018

Waltham – Mr. James W. Walsh, of Waltham, died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 74. Jim was born in Boston on October 24, 1943, a son of the late James and Mary Christine (Dargon) Walsh. He was raised in Newton and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Waltham fifteen years ago. He was a 1962 graduate of Newton High School. Until his...
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Christine J. Palmer

March 8, 1967 - September 15, 2018

Marshfield – Ms. Christine M. Palmer, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 unexpectedly at home. She was 51. Christine, lovingly known to many family and friends as 'Tine' was born March 8, 1967 in Boston a daughter of the late Richard A. and Joan F. (Caiewski) Palmer. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1985. She...
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Bartley V. Faherty

July 26, 1937 - September 15, 2018

Bartley Vincent Faherty of Lexington, formerly of Waltham and Galway, Ireland went home to God on September 15, 2018 with his wife and children at his side. Born in Killagoola, Moycullen, Co. Galway, Ireland as the 7th of 10 children to Kate O'Donnell and Thomas Faherty where he spent many happy days sitting on the Clydagh Bridge, taking his Mom to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays to sell her...
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Pasquale W. 'Pat' Arena

April 1, 1926 - September 12, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Pasquale W. 'Pat' Arena, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He was 92. Pat was born in Framingham on April 1, 1926, a son of the late Giovanni and Jennie (Infererre) Arena, and moved to Waltham with his family as a child. He grew up in Waltham surrounded by a large family and developed a love . . . and a keen talent . . . for...
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Norman C. Cormier

June 19, 1941 - September 12, 2018

Waltham – Norman Cormier was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He always knew to measure twice and cut once. His home in Waltham is an example of his craftsmanship and passion for his work and it's where he died peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was 77. Norman was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada on June 19, 1941, the son of the late Clovis and Emma (Melanson)...
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Kenneth I. Butler

August 22, 1937 - September 11, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth I. Butler, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 81. Ken was born in Boston on August 22, 1937, a son of the late Chandler and Hope (Bernard) Butler. He was raised in Newtonville where he lived before moving to Waltham twenty-eight years ago. He was a graduate of Newton High and Boston University. While a...
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Lillian R. (Holappa) LaRosee

February 10, 1924 - September 11, 2018

Watertown – Mrs. Lillian Rose (Holappa) LaRosee, of Watertown, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Sunrise of Burlington. She was 94. She was born in Baltic, Michigan, a small town in the upper peninsula on February 10, 1924. Her parents, Michael and Rose (Typpi) Holappa were hard working and humble and belonged to nearby Grace Lutheran Church. Following her marriage to Waltham native...
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September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2018

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. . . . You will never be forgotten. . . . May your memories be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo ...
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Peter J.L. Falco

December 19, 1953 - September 10, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Peter J. L. Falco, of Waltham, died Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. He was 64. Peter was born in Somerville on December 19, 1953, the much loved son of the late Gennaro G. and Josephine M. (Tarullo) Falco. He lived most his life in Waltham at the Walter E. Fernald School where caregivers, fellow residents and family cherished his gentle...
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Terrance A. 'Terry' Frechette

June 27, 1940 - September 7, 2018

Terry Frechette would agree with Arnold Palmer's assessment that 'golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.' Terry Frechette's lifelong love affair with golf began as young boy at age ten as a caddy at Weston Golf...
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Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise

March 3, 1926 - September 4, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Arnold House in Stoneham. She was 92. Helen was born on March 3, 1926 in Newton, a daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Mayhew) McCusker. A graduate of Waltham High School she later married Jamaica Plain native C. Arthur LaHaise, Jr. in 1948 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church. Arthur died on August 31,...
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Aldo Servino

April 19, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Aldo Servino remained mindful of his beginnings throughout his eighty-seven years life. Born in Naples, Italy on April 19, 1931 he was a son of the late Domenico and Giuseppina (Giannetti) Servino. Raised and educated in Italy he attended and achieved degrees from fine arts colleges in Italy. His talent and passions lied in ceramic arts and as a commercial artist many of his works were sold in...
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John R. 'Jack' Silva

November 26, 1946 - September 1, 2018

Waltham – Mr. John R. 'Jack' Silva, of Waltham, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at The Residence at Watertown Square. He was 71. Jack was born in Lexington on November 26, 1946, the son of the late John A. and Barbara A. (Armstrong) Silva. He and his family moved to Waltham when he was ten and he later graduated from Waltham Vocational High School. He worked for years as an expert spray...
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Rosmely Crites

February 4, 1980 - August 29, 2018

Mrs. Rosmely (Hsu) Crites, of San Francisco, California and more recently Framingham Massachusetts, died on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was 38. Rose was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 4, 1980, the daughter of Shih Chang Hsu and Yu-Mei Hsu Teng. She was raised in Southern California where she attended Walnut and...
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Anna G. DiGregorio

July 1, 1927 - August 28, 2018

Mrs. Anna G. (Gallo) DiGregorio, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford surrounded by family. She was 91. Anna was born in Lynn on July 1, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Jean (Barbaro) Gallo. She was raised and educated in East Boston and on May 4, 1947 she married fellow East Boston native Vincent M. DiGregorio. In 1957 the pair settled in...
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Anna F. Stanton

November 15, 1921 - August 28, 2018

Mrs. Anna F. Stanton, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham with her family by her side. She was 96. Anna was born in Waltham on November 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Constantine and Anna (Doherty) Voymas. A lifelong Waltham resident, she was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in 1939. Anna enjoyed old classic films, Broadway...
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Anna-May Vannasse

January 22, 1926 - August 26, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Anna-May (Monks) Vannasse, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 92. Anna-May was born in Cambridge on January 22, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Murphy) Monks and moved to Waltham with her family three years later. When the newly formed Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish was established in...
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Ronald L. Biggins

February 23, 1935 - August 25, 2018

Waltham – Mr. Ronald L. Biggins, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 25th, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. He was 83. Ron was born in Waltham on February 23, 1935, a son of the late Raymond L. and Cecelia E. (Sullivan) Biggins, and had been a lifelong resident. During the Korean War he served with the United States Army and after his discharge joined the United States Air Force...
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Mary (Giannantonio) Deveau Kittredge

August 12, 1924 - August 25, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Mary (Giannantonio) Deveau Kittredge, of Waltham, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 94. Mary was born on August 12, 1924 in Everett a daughter of the late Felix and Anni (Nerrone) Giannantonio and was raised in Everett as well. She lived many years in Waltham and in Plymouth before returning to Waltham in 1999. She...
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Jonathan Cutts

August 25, 1946 - August 24, 2018

Newton – Mr. Jonathan Cutts, of Newton, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Carney Hospital in Dorchester. He was 71. Jonathan was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 25, 1946, a son of the late Morgan and Katherine (Knox) Cutts. He was raised and educated in Providence and had lived in the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge for the past 30 years. He loved helping others and...
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Leona M. (Belliveau) Alessandro

January 18, 1923 - August 24, 2018

Buzzards Bay – Mrs. Leona M. (Belliveau) Alessandro, of Buzzards Bay, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95. Leona was born in Waltham on January 18, 1923, a daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Fagan) Belliveau and had been a lifelong Waltham resident until she moved in 2016 to Buzzards Bay where she lived with her son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Marie. ...
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John J. Mullaney, Jr.

May 30, 1926 - August 24, 2018

Centerville – Mr. John J. Mullaney, Jr., of Centerville, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in his home. He was 92. John was born in Waltham on May 30, 1926, a son of the late John J. and Irene (Arsenault) Mullaney, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to the Cape in 1998. He was a 1944 graduate of Waltham High School and then joined the United States Navy serving as an aviation...
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Meaghan Gobron

May 11, 1985 - August 24, 2018

Dr. T.P. Chia said, 'A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.' Meaghan Gobron made her way through life with a smile on her face that would light up a room…it was easier to smile, even in the face of constant challenges. Meaghan's smile was an act of love and a gift to all those in her company, be they stranger or friend. She was a truly beautiful person. ...
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Frank J. Kortenkaemper

July 17, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Mr. Frank J. Kortenkaemper, of Waltham, died on Friday, August 24, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 80. Frank was born in Hiltrup, Germany a son of the late Frank Josef and Gertrude Auguste (Zudrop) Kortenkaemper. Raised and educated in Germany he immigrated to the United States in 1960 settling in Waltham. Before retiring, Frank worked as a bricklayer for 42 years with the...
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Maureen A. Dawson - Dillon

December 30, 1988 - August 19, 2018

Peace, light, joy and refreshment . . . those were the simple gifts that Maureen Dawson-Dillon enjoyed every time she sat in the sand and listened to the waves at Manomet Beach in Plymouth . . . a place that she and her family treasured. Maureen A. Dawson was born alongside her twin sister, Meagan on December 30, 1988 in Leominster. She was a daughter of the late John J. "Jack" Dawson, Jr....
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Ruth A. Valente

March 13, 1925 - August 18, 2018

Wayland – Mrs. Ruth A. (Perry) Valente, of Wayland, died at her home at Carriage House at Lee's Farm on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was 93. Ruth was born in Waltham on March 13, 1925, the middle daughter of the late Albert J. and Ethel R. (Dobson) Perry and was raised in Watertown. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and after her children were grown went back to school where...
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Margaret R. Saulnier

April 20, 1922 - August 17, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Margaret R. (Hanrahan) Saulnier, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 96. Margaret was born in Fall River on April 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel (Braine) Hanrahan. Until her retirement she had worked at the Fernald School in Waltham as a supervisor; it was a job she thoroughly enjoyed and was amongst...
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Rita H. Crossman

December 29, 1925 - August 16, 2018

Waltham – Mrs. Rita H. (LaBrack) Crossman, of Waltham died Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She was 92. Rita was born in Worcester on December 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (St. Pierre) LaBrack and was raised in Brighton. After graduating from Saint Columbkille's High School in Brighton she went to work as a secretary at State Street Bank and...
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Catherine A. Scafidi Price

November 19, 1929 - August 15, 2018

Waltham - No one would argue that Catherine Scafidi Price had a good life. While ordinary in most ways it was always filled with the love of a large family. She enjoyed good health most of her life up until the last six weeks when presented with some medical challenges. She had candid but loved filled conversations with her children and they knew she was ready to be reunited with husbands, Ernest...
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Maria Immacolata (Scalzi) Russo

October 9, 1934 - August 13, 2018

Newton - Mrs. Maria Immacolata (Scalzi) Russo, of Newton, died at home on Monday, August 13, 2018. She was 83. Maria Immacolata Scalzi was born October 9, 1934 in Zolli, Roccabascerana, Provincia di Avellino, Campania, Italy a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Giovannina (Fantasia) Scalzi. Raised and educated in Italy she married Luigi Russo on February 20, 1955 in Italy and they immigrated...
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Robert J. Lee

September 24, 1934 - August 12, 2018

Bob Lee was able to reap what he sowed most of his life. He was a kind and gentle man with a determined work ethic. Upon his death on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Sharon when family and friends learn of his death it's greeted with sadness but a universal agreement that he was one of the kindest people on earth. He was 83. Born on September 24, 1934 in Boston, Robert J. Lee was...
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David J. Fenton

January 28, 1932 - August 12, 2018

When David Fenton beat Legionnaries' disease four years ago his family dubbed him their 'Superman'. He ran with it. Since then he'd adorn anything the super hero wore. He would proudly sport his Superman tee-shirt beneath his button down and in full drama...bust out of it when able just like in the movies. He wore his Superman socks, watch and shorts as often as possible and it was often a source...
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Margaret M. Ouellette

August 20, 1926 - August 11, 2018

Mrs. Margaret M. "Peg" (Chiasson) Ouellette, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Hospice Care at Barrington Terrace of Naples. She was 91. Peg was born in Newton on August 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Burns) Chiasson. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waltham and had worked for New...
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Dorothy M. (Gray) Elliott

February 22, 1934 - August 11, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy M. (Gray) Elliott, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, August 11, 2018. She was 84. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Clara A. (Warner) Gray and wife of the late Edgar A. Landry and Kenneth B. Elliott. She was predeceased by her siblings, Flora E. Wiggin and Robert L. Gray. She leaves her children, Lisa M. Kulp (Barry) of West Linn, Oregon and Scott E....
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