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Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

Funeral directing has long been an honored, full-fledged profession. It is nothing less than an affirmation of this fact that the fifth generation of Eatons carried on the family enterprise.

Like their fathers before them, the men of this generation channeled their interests toward this profession at an early age. All of them worked at the Home while attending Needham High School. And all of them grew up in the spirit of a tradition that was already well over a century in the making.

In 1950 Laurence's eldest son, Laurence G., was graduated from Norwich and entered the New England Institute, a Boston school for funeral directors. He passed the State examinations the following year and thus led the fifth generation into the firm.

Following him were his two brothers, Stephen and Robert, and his cousin, Richard (Chester's son). All had been graduated from their fathers' colleges -- Stephen and Robert from Norwich, and Richard from Dartmouth. And all joined the firm in the same year, 1954.

In 1970 Laurence R. came into the firm, thus becoming the first member of the sixth generation to do so. He was joined in the intervening years by his brother David. These young men along with Kevin Greene, all licensed funeral directors and embalmers, and funeral assistant Robert T. Timmerman, help Laurence G. carry on the Eaton tradition in its striving for excellence.


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Richard Lee Wing, DMD

November 5, 2017

Dr. Richard Lee Wing, 86, of Newton Centre, died on Nov 5, 2017. Dr. Lee was born in Chelsea Massachusetts where he attended local schools graduating from Chelsea High School. He received his Bachelors degree from Tufts University in 1953 and his Dental degree (D.M.D.) from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1956. Upon graduation, Dr. Wing entered the U.S. Navy Naval Dental Clinic at...
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Blanche R. (Rolashivch) Grigas

March 26, 1914 - October 12, 2017

Blanche R. (Rolashivch) Grigas, 103, of Newton, October 12, 2017. Born and raised in Needham, Blanche worked at Tillotson Rubber Company in Needham, Gamewell in Newton Upper Falls and Security Mills in Newtonville. Balnche also worked as a housekeeper for many families in the Newton area. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse M. Grigas and the loving mother of Alan A. Grigas of Waltham...
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Marjorie D. Moerschner

October 9, 2017

Marjorie D. Moerschner, of West Newton died on Oct 9, 2017 at Brookhaven at Lexington. Daughter of the late Richard E. and Helen (Taylor) Moerschner. Marjorie attended the Buckingham School in Cambridge and graduated in 1949 from Boston University with a degree in education. Her father, an emigrant from Germany, owned and operated Morschner Dye Works, in Needham Heights. Marjorie spent some...
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Arthur Cutrone

September 28, 2017

Arthur Cutrone, 96, of Newton Centre died at his home on Sept 28, 2017. Arthur was a graduate of Medford High and Northeastern Univ School of Business. He was a US Navy veteran and served with the Navy Air Group on Iwo Jima. He had worked for over 35 years for Black & Decker Power Tools. Arthur was the husband of the late Norma (Cronin) Cutrone and father of David of Newton Centre and Bryan...
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Edward Donovan

September 27, 2017

Edward Donovan of Newton, MA passed away peacefully on Sept 27, 2017. He was the husband of 55 years to Eleanor R. (Curtis) Donovan. He was born in Boston, MA to William and Marcella (MacKinnon) Donovan. While in school he was a member of the Cathedral Choir. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was discharged in 1964 as a Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force he was stationed in...
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Valerie (Farmer) Boynton

September 26, 2017

Valerie (Farmer) Boynton of Newton, one of the first matrons appointed to the Newton Police Dept., died on Sept 26, 2017. She was 98 Val was born in Toccoa, GA and had lived in Newton since 1938. She worked as a matron and traffic supervisor, primarily at the Underwood School, for the Newton Police Dept. retiring in 1991 after 42 years of service. She had been a member of the Eliot Church in...
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Henry J. Halko

September 24, 2017

Henry J. Halko, of Charlton, formerly Webster,Brookline, Chestnut Hill and Boston. Henry was born on October 31, 1925 in Worcester, Ma. He was graduated from Bartlett High in 1943 and entered Worcester State College, but was drafted into the U. S. Army the following year. After two years of service he came home and entered Clark University where he completed a four-year program in two years,...
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Norma Pazos

September 20, 2017

Norma Pazos, 87 passed away peacefully in Boca Raton, Florida on September 20th, 2017. She was the loving wife of 60 years to late Gerardo Pazos. Beloved mother of the late Lucrecia and husband Raul Pabon; Felicia and her husband Nick Marangakis; Sylvia Pazos; Anabelle and her husband Paul Murphy; Albert and his wife Bobbi Pazos. Proud grandmother Ingrid and her husband John Aslanian, Eric,...
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Jean (Riley) Recchion

September 7, 2017

Jean (Riley) Recchion, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Natick and Newton on Sept 7, 2017. Jean was the wife of the late Anthony Recchion, and is survived by her children Cynthia Lucier of Nashua, NH and David Recchion and his wife Carol of Clinton, grandchildren Alana and Zoe, sister in law of Louise Riley of Newton and Bob Keville and his wife Lauren. Funeral and interment services will be private....
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Charles J. MacDonald

September 7, 2017

Charles J. MacDonald of Medway formerly of West Newton on Sept 7, 2017. Charles was born on Aug 9, 1921 in Wellesley, MA the oldest of 8 children. He was married to Mildred (MacRae) MacDonald for 67 years. He had 5 children, he was pre deceased by his oldest daughter Susan and is survived by his children and spouses James and his wife Joyce, Neil and his wife Robin, Lois and her husband Michael...
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Thomas H. Casey

September 3, 2017

Thomas H. Casey, of West Newton died on September 3, 2017 surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was 84 years old. Beloved husband of M. Bernadette (Murphy) Casey, to whom he was married for 58 years. A devoted father, Tom leaves his children Suzanne Casey of Newton, Janice Casey Frase and her husband Gerrit of North Falmouth, Diane Palazesi and her husband L.J. of East Sandwich, and...
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Herbert T. Barclay

September 2, 2017

Herbert T. Barclay, of Newton, a longtime engineer at MIT Lincoln Labs, died on Sat Sept 2, 2017 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was 70. Herb was raised in Rockland and graduated from Cardinal Spellman High in Brockton. He went on to Northeastern University where he earned his graduate and master's degree. He was an engineer in adaptive optics at MIT Lincoln Labs since 1984. Herb...
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Robert F. Sostilio

August 12, 2017

Robert F. Sostilio.,President and CEO of Sostilio & Associates International, Inc., of Ocala, Florida died on August 12, 2017. He was born November 17, 1942 in Boston, the son of Natale and Louise Sostilio of Newton Highlands, MA and attended schools in Newton, Huntington Prep in Boston and the University of Maine at Orono. During the Vietnam era, he served as a winged crewman with helicopter...
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Neva W. Spinks

August 10, 2017

Neva W. Spinks, 95, of Newton, MA died peacefully on August 10, 2017 at Benchmark Senior Living in Acton MA with family by her side after a period of declining health. She was born in Boonville, NY on August 4, 1922, daughter of Clarence Sheldon and Gertrude Quirt Weager. Neva attended school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she excelled as a student and was at the top of her class. She...
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James M. Spinks

August 10, 2017

James M. Spinks, 92, of Newton, MA died peacefully on June 26, 2016 at Benchmark Senior Living in Acton MA with members of his family by his side after complications from a stroke. He was born in Nelson Township, Ontario, Canada on August 5, 1923, son of Earl J. and Elizabeth Watson Spinks. Jim graduated from the University of Toronto in 1945 where he received a degree in Engineering. After...
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Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl

August 8, 2017

Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl of Newton Centre and North Hampton NH, passed away on Aug 8, 2017. She was 91. Ruth was born in Boston and graduated high school in Worcester and went on to Memorial Hospital Nursing School becoming a Registered Nurse in 1948 and later received a BA from Wellesley College in 1983. She also operated Ruth Earthrowl Real Estate in Newton and the Play and Learn Preschool. ...
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Alfred Witherspoon Scott, Jr. M.D.

July 16, 2017

Alfred Witherspoon Scott, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2017. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Emily, and their children. Born January 5, 1926, in Athens GA, Alfred will be remembered as a very loving husband and wonderful father, for his positive nature, kindness, generosity, respect for others, love of family and friends, and for his respect of nature and love of birds...
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Richard S. "Dick" Johannes, MD

November 10, 1946 - July 12, 2017

Richard S. Johannes, MD, "Dick", of Newton Center, passed away at home on July 12, 2017. Dick was born in Rhinelander, WI on November 10, 1946 and was raised in Marshfield, Wisconsin on a dairy farm. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received his BA degree in 1968. He continued his education in Baltimore, where he received an MD from The Johns Hopkins University School...
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William P. Forristall III

January 27, 1970 - July 9, 2017

William P. Forristall, III, of Newton, formerly of Arlington, July 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Mikhaila Forristall of Newton, devoted father of Liam Paul Forristall and Sydney Lynne Forristall of Newton. Son of William P. Forristall Jr. of Arlington. Grandson of the late William P. and Lucille Forristall of Arlington. Loving nephew of Richard and Lynne Barletta of Arlington and Robert and...
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Robert B. Morrison

February 24, 1921 - June 29, 2017

Robert B. Morrison, age 96, died Thursday evening at his home after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Morrison is survived by his sister, Mary Dexter and husband Harold of Gilford, NH and his three children: John R. Morrison and wife Carol of Moncks Corner, SC; Ann D'Agostino and husband David of Franklin, MA; and Roy C. Morrison and wife Debra of Westborough, MA. Five...
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Peter Jauregui

June 23, 2017

Peter Jauregui of Newtonville passed away at his home on June 23, 2017 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 54, and lived everyday with optimism, strength, and—of course—a joke. Peter grew up in Needham and graduated from Needham High School and Mt. Ida College. For over 15 years, he and his brothers owned and operated the Busy B Pub in Watertown. His childhood...
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Carmen P. Lombardo

June 19, 2017

Carmen P. Lombardo died peacefully at his home in Newton Highlands on June 19, 2017. He was 91. Carmen graduated from Newton High and the University of Miami and Mass College of Podiatry. He served in the US Army during WW II, and spent most of his life in Newton other than the 20 years he raised his family in Needham. Carmen was the loving father of Betty Ann Rogers of Easton, CT, Barbara...
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A. Edward Sansevero

June 9, 2017

A. Edward Sansevero, of Newton formerly of Brighton passed away at his home on June 9, 2017.He was 86. Ed was born in Natick and raised in Brighton. He graduated from Brighton High and had lived in Newton since 1964. He graduated form Northeastern University's night school and worked for Hunnewell Corp. He later worked in the auto industry for many years and retired as the Regional Manager for...
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Jeanne Marie (Rousseau) Powell

June 8, 2017

Jeanne Marie (Rousseau) Powell, of Newton passed away on June 8, 2017. She was 91. Jeanne was born in Watertown and attended St. Jean's School. She enjoyed organizing variety shows on several air bases as she followed her husband during his military career. She was also a talented self taught piano player. Jeanne was the daughter of the late Leopold and Marie-Ange (Trottier) Rousseau, and the...
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Mitchell Nash

January 16, 1967 - May 19, 2017

Mitchell Nash of Newton, MA passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 19, 2017. Mitch was born January 16, 1967 in Boston and was raised in Newton. He attended Newton North where he was an avid athlete. Mitch was a sportsman all his life and could often be found playing hockey, basketball or baseball in various men's leagues throughout the Boston area. Mitch was the devoted father to his...
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Ann (McFarlin) Habener

May 7, 2017

Ann (McFarlin) Habener, a resident of Newton Centre since 1969, passed away at Evans Park in Newton Corner on Sunday May 7, 2017. She was 81. Ann was born in Grosse Point, MI and earned a BS in Microbiology from UCLA. She had worked as a lab technician in biochemistry. She was a supporter of many charities and was an amazing quilter. She was the devoted wife of Dr. Joel F. Habener and sister of...
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Elias C. Dow, MD

November 11, 1927 - April 17, 2017

ELIAS C. DOW, MD of Brookline, passed away on Monday, APRIL 17, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born on Armistice Day in 1927, beloved son of Charles A. and Mary C. Dow, deceased of Roxbury, Dr. Dow was a well-known and highly revered physician with a large referral practice in internal medicine specializing in thyroid disorders. After graduating from Boston Latin School...
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Malcolm C. MacMillan

November 11, 1957 - April 15, 2017

Malcolm C. MacMillan, age 59, of Framingham MA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with ALS. Malcolm was born in Boston MA., he lived in Chestnut Hill until the family moved to their house in Newton Center where he lived until his marriage to his dear wife Diane. They bought their home in Framingham where they raised their two boys. He was a...
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John Burgio

April 13, 2017

John Burgio of Newton, passed suddenly on April 13, 2017 son of the late Joseph and Pietrina Burgio of Newton, MA, brother of Joseph Burgio of Somerville, MA, and Peter Burgio of Conroe, TX. There will be a celebration of his life on Sat May 13 at the Sons of Italy, 196 Adams St, Newton from 2 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cause that was important to John.
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David Battat

March 31, 2017

David Battat, Newton architect, died at home of a heart attack, on March 31. He was 70. He leaves his wife Judy McCann, son Daniel, daughter Margaret and son in law Diego and three grandchildren Gabriella Leila, Carolina Aurora, and Dylan McCann Silva. . He also leaves his twin sister Anita, brother Kenneth, nephew Thaddeus, brother in law and sister in law David and Ann McCann, niece Kate...
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Basil C. Fine, MD, PhD

March 18, 2017

Basil C. Fine, MD, PhD, 82, of Newton, formally of Johannesburg, South Africa, died on March 18, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Calliope Fine. Devoted father of Catherine Fine, Adam Fine and his wife, Colleen. Devoted grandfather of Julia, Jacob, Matthew, and Anna. Son of the late Hilda and Hymie Fine. Brother of David Fine and his wife Rutie, and Miriam Lazarus. Also survived my...
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Anne E. (Shaw) Bradley

March 9, 2017

Anne E. (Shaw) Bradleyof Newton on Mar 9, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. Bradley and loving mother of Catherine Ann Bradley of West Roxbury, Mary Teresa McCadden of Waterboro ME and Margaret Estelle Bradley of Boxborough. Dear grandmother of Douglas John McCadden and Teresa Claire McCadden. Sister of the late David Shaw. Lifelong best friend of Helen Kisiel. Her Mass of Christian...
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Richard Severini

August 16, 1954 - February 17, 2017

Richard Severini, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday evening, February 17, 2017. He was 62 years old Richard was the President of Severini Associates for 26 years. He enjoyed swimming in the ocean, playing basketball, riding his motorcycle, fishing for striped bass and cooking. Richard had the gift of gab, he loved to joke around, amuse people he came into contact with and dreamed to some day...
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M. Eva (LeBlanc) Walsh

February 7, 2017

M. Eva (LeBlanc) Walsh, of Newton Centre passed away on February 7, 2017 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 90. Eva was born in Boston and had lived in Newton for over 20 years. She was a manager in the credit union at the Arthur D. Little Co. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Walsh, the loving mother of Linda M. Walsh of Newton Centre and Robert R. Walsh of Nashua NH and...
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Haim Goldberg

February 5, 2017

Haim Goldberg of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed away on February 5, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida, of complications associated with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Goldberg was born in 1939 in Montreal, the devoted son of Eastern European immigrants, Abraham Goldberg and Gitel Cohen. Growing up as a first generation Yiddish-speaking North American in Montreal, Mr. Goldberg was quickly recognized as an...
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Jane E. Beighley

February 2, 2017

Jane E. Beighley, 88, passed away on February 2, 2017, in Needham, MA. She is predeceased by her late husband, Carl Beighley, who passed away in 1957. A private graveside burial service will be held at the Newton Cemetery, on Monday, February 6, with her family in attendance, per her wishes. Jane graduated from Newton High School and became an expert medical transcriber focusing on general...
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Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso

January 10, 2017

Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso of Waltham, formerly of Newton, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 81. Phyllis was a graduate of Newton High School and had worked as a travel agent at Arriva Travel in Newton Corner. She was an avid reader and fan of all Boston sports teams. She loved her family and spending time with her granddaughters, knitting, poetry, music,...
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Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund

February 23, 1951 - January 7, 2017

Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund of Waltham passed away at her home on on Jan 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Stephen W. Westlund, and the loving mother of Molly Kip Westlund and her husband Jeremey Brussell of CA. Daughter Francesca Gaughan and the late John Gaughan, and sister of Barbara Gaughan, Patty Ford, Tom Gaughan and the late Paul Gaughan. Relatives and friends are invited to a...
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Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund

January 7, 2017

Westlund Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) of Waltham on Jan 7, 2017. Wife of the late Stephen W. Westlund. Loving mother of Molly Kip Westlund and her husband Jeremey Brussell of CA. Daughter Francesca Gaughan and the late John Gaughan, and sister of Barbara Gaughan, Patty Ford, Tom Gaughan and the late Paul Gaughan. A gathering to celebrate Meg's life will be held on Sat Feb 18 at a time and place to be...
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S. Susan (Jablonsky) Wallace

November 29, 1919 - December 31, 2016

S. Susan (Jablonsky) Wallace, of Needham formerly of So. Chatham died on Dec 31, 2016. She was 97. She was born in Boston and served during WW II as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy. She was a plotter at Hunters Point in San Francisco. Following the war she worked as a pension accountant for the Comm of Mass. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and travelling and had volunteered as a reader for Boston College...
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Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon

December 25, 2016

Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon, 85, longtime resident of Newtonville, MA passed away on December 25, 2016 in Weston, MA. She was born in Newton on July 1,1931 the daughter of Thomas and Anne (Connolly) Concannon. She graduated from Newton High School in 1949, and went on to achieve degrees from Framingham State University, 1953, with additional degrees from Boston University and Simmons College. ...
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Arthur Edwin Harrison

December 23, 2016

Arthur Edwin Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. He served in the British Army and played for the British Army Football Club before immigrating to the United States in 1957 with his beloved wife of 62 years Susan Wilson Harrison of Newton, MA. Arthur is also survived by his loving son Roy Harrison and daughter-in-law Carla Catalano Harrison, and his grandchildren Camden Armando Harrison,...
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John J. "Jackie" Murphy

December 22, 2016

John Joseph "Jackie" Murphy, died on December 22, 2016 at the Waban Health Center. A lifelong Newton resident, Jackie was a graduate of Newton High, Michigan State University and a US Army veteran. Son of the late Raphael L. and Barbara (Norton) Murphy. Brother of Barbara M. Osborne of MD, Edward G. Murphy of VA, and the late Raphael L., Eileen Madden, Harold N., Joan Rousseau and Eleanor O...
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Dorothy B. (Piecewicz) Womboldt

December 17, 2016

Dorothy B. (Piecewicz) Womboldt, passed away on Dec 17, 2016, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 92. Dorothy was born in Salem and had worked for over 20 years in the Marsha Jordan Teen department at Jordan Marsh. She had lived Natick for many years and also over 30 years in Deltona FL. She was a member of the New England Club of Deltona FL. She enjoyed music and loved to knit and...
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Thomas F. Galvin

December 17, 2016

Thomas F. Galvin, of Brighton, passed away at his home on Dec 17, 2016, in his 100th year. Tom was born in Yonkers, NY and had been a Brighton resident for over 70 years. He was a carman for the MBTA for over 30 years and served in the US Army during WW II. Tom was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (McDermott) Galvin and the loving father of William F. (Eileen) of Brighton, John M. ...
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Eileen M. Currier

March 27, 1962 - December 9, 2016

Eileen M. Currier, 54, of Roslindale, passed away on Friday, December 9th after a brief illness. Loving daughter of Marion (Phillips) Currier and the late Emery W. Currier. Dear sister of Diane L. Currier and her husband William Mayer of Newton, David E. Currier of Portland ME and Laura A. Currier and her husband Hiro Ichikawa of Beacon NY. Devoted aunt of Liam and his wife Vanessa, David,...
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Richard Lewis Beard

November 21, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Richard Lewis Beard, of Newton, after a long illness, died Sat. Dec 3, leaving his beloved wife for sixty years, Carol, and sons Robert (predeceased) Forrest and Lincoln. The son of Lewis and Cora Beard of Clearfield, PA, he leaves his sister, Ruth Shear of KY, four brothers and their wives, John and Doreen, George and Muriel, of PA, Arthur and Alta of MO, Daniel and Barbara of SC. His oldest...
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James Stuart McConathy

February 13, 1945 - December 2, 2016

James Stuart McConathy, of Newton Highlands passed away on Dec 2, 2016. He was 71. Jim was raised in Newton and graduated from Sacred Heart elementary school and Catholic Memorial High School and attended the Butera School of Art in Boston. He had worked for the Boston Opera Group as a set designer. Throughout his life, Jim participated in activities and benefited from the services of Elliot...
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Alexander Cole Lam-Plattes

December 14, 2011 - November 28, 2016

Alexander Cole Lam -Plattes, of Newton Highlands, age 4 died suddenly Nov 28, 2016 Alex was the beloved son of Sasha Lam-Plattes and Denise Donovan and brother of Luke Lam-Plattes all of Newton Highlands and grandson of Carol Davis of Norwich, CT and Michael W. Donovan of Lake Park FL and Peter Plattes and Diana Lam of Milton. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of...
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Daniel Owen Corrigan, Jr.

April 3, 1961 - November 24, 2016

Daniel Owen Corrigan, Jr., "Dan" of Newtonville, suddenly on November 24, 2016 at Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 55 years old. Born on April 3, 1961, he was the devoted son of the late Daniel and Marilyn Corrigan. Dan is survived by his wife, Teresa A. (O'Brien) of Newtonville, and sons James and Brendan; his sister and brother-in-law Dianne (Corrigan) Bastarache and Laurie Joseph Bastarache...
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Way Dong Woo

January 21, 1917 - October 21, 2016

Way Dong Woo died at home on October 21, 2016 after a short illness and a long and fulfillng life. He was exactly 3 months from his 100th birthday which fortuitously had been celebrated the year before as is the Chinese tradition. He was the youngest son of a Shanghai industrialist, who chose to diverge from expectations of a life managing the family industries and enjoying the family...
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JoJo David

October 18, 2016

JoJo David, 50, of Natick, MA, Campus Minister at Boston College and Music Director at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton Center, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and a few dear friends at noon on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He died as he lived, courageously and with great faith. In his early thirties, JoJo had fought a valiant...
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Monica C. Farren

November 14, 1945 - October 5, 2016

Monica C. Farren, of Newton, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. She was 71 years old. Monica was a graduate of Albertus Magnus College. After graduation, she began her career at John Hancock Insurance in Boston. After one year, John Hancock asked her to move to San Francisco where she lived for over 25 years and moved up to a Vice President position. She received many service...
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Carolyn G. "Sis" (Driscoll) Kling

October 2, 2016

Carolyn G. "Sis" (Driscoll) Kling, a lifelong Newton resident, passed away suddenly at home on Sun Oct. 2, 2016. She was 84. Carolyn graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School in 1950 and attended Aquinas Jr. College. She had worked for over 15 years as a customer service manager for South Shore Savings Bank. Loved by everyone who knew her, Carolyn quietly gave herself to others,...
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Carol J. MacKay

February 2, 1949 - September 20, 2016

Carol J. MacKay of Newton died suddenly Sept 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 67. Carol had worked for Grover Cronin's in Waltham and in the Title Dept. for Sun Life of Canada, for many years. Daughter of the late Donald G. and Anna I. (MacKay) Mackay. She is the sister of Shirley A. MacKay of Quincy, Kathy E. O'Malley of Newton, Donald A. MacKay of Nashua and...
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Fr. Joseph T. Nolan

July 25, 2016

Father Joseph T. Nolan, a beloved priest and long-time teacher at Boston College, died on Monday, July 25, 2016, at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. Father Nolan was a classic example of what the Catholic Church calls "a delayed vocation," having come to the priesthood after three years with the FBI, two years as an officer in the Navy, and pausing to pick up a graduate degree before finally...
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Domenico Di Monda

July 24, 2016

Domenico DiMonda of Newton Highlands, passed away on July 24, 2016. He was 87. Domenico was born in Maddaloni, Italy and had lived in Newton Highlands for 55 years. He was a skilled tailor and had worked for Jordan Marsh and Sears. He was the beloved husband of Annetta (Volpe) DiMonda, the loving father of Rosalba DiMonda of Newton, Marisa Amberg of Frederick, MD and Linda Bockskopf of Acton,...
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Philip L. Jasset

December 28, 1926 - July 1, 2016

Philip L. Jasset, a lifelong Newton resident passed away on July 1, 2016. He was 89. Phil graduated from Newton High School and Newton Jr. College and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He worked for Genalco in Newton and then was a sales rep for New England Concrete Pipe and Northeast Concrete Product for over 50 years. He worked as a lobbyist and was an honorary member of the board of...
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Carmon Cunningham

May 30, 1954 - June 21, 2016

Carmon Cunningham was a loving father, husband, brother and friend. Carmon was born on May 30, 1954 to Melvia and Roosevelt Cunningham in Portland, Oregon. He attended John Adams High School, graduating in 1972, before getting his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at Pacific University in Oregon in 1976. During his time in college, he was known for starting the Concerned Black Students...
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Joyce A. (Carmel) Laslo

March 6, 1930 - June 17, 2016

Joyce A (Carmel) Laslo of North Reading, MA, formerly of Newton and Bennington, VT, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 after a long illness. Born on March 6th, 1930, Joyce was the fifth child of George and Bertha Mary Rose Carmel. Joyce graduated from Newton High School in 1949, and began a secretarial career. After her marriage to John Laslo in 1955, Joyce lived briefly in North Adams,...
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Francis M. Benson, Jr.

June 7, 2016

Francis M. Benson Jr., 87, of Newton, Mass., died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Frank was born in Boston to Francis M., Sr. and Gertrude (McCloud) Benson, the first of four children. From the age of 11, he, his two brothers and their sister were raised in Medford by their mother Gertrude, who worked to support the family as a seamstress and costume-maker. Born into the Great...
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Herbert Edwin Carlough

February 1, 1916 - May 17, 2016

Herbert Edwin Carlough, 100, of Brewster, passed away on May 17, 2016. A longtime resident of Weston, he spent his retirement in Brewster and Largo FL. He was born in White Plains New York February 1, 1916. Herbert was a baker and entrepreneur for almost 70 years. He was president and owner of Select Baking Company and after the sale of Select in 1960 he established his own food brokerage and...
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William J. "Doc", Cleary

April 29, 2016

William J. "Doc" Cleary, a lifelong Newton resident, passed away on Apr 29, 2016. A lifelong Newton resident, Doc graduated from Newton High School and served as a Sgt. in the Army National Guard. He had worked as diesel mechanic for the City of Newton for over 30 years and was a longtime member of Div. 14 AOH of Watertown. Doc was the husband of the late Eleanor (Angelo) Cleary, and the...
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Teresa Grant

January 6, 1918 - March 27, 2016

Teresa Grant of Newton, 98, passed away peacefully in the home she loved on Sunday March 27, 2016. Survived by her daughter, Kathleen Teresa Grant, and many cherished caregivers, family and friends who appreciated her warm, generous spirit and sharp Irish wit. Born Teresa Gill in Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland, Teresa lived for many years in London, England before emigrating to the United States...
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Vincent F. Mirabito

June 9, 1933 - March 23, 2016

Vincent F. Mirabito, of Newton passed suddenly on Mar 23, 2016. Vincent served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was a longtime proud member of the Dedham Lodge of Elks. He also owned his own construction company, Mirabito Construction Co, and worked in the City of Boston for many years. He was the husband of the late Eleanor K. "Ellie" (Williams) Mirabito and son of the late...
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Paula J Flaherty

September 26, 1963 - March 15, 2016

Paula J. Flaherty, of Newton passed away on Mar 15, 2016. She was 52. Paula had been a volunteer in the mail department at Newton Wellesley Hospital and had worked at McDonalds. She was also a mail handler and participant in the day program at the Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center in Newton. Paula loved country music, The Osmonds, dancing and was an avid reader of newspapers especially the...
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Robert Buxbaum

March 12, 2016

Robert Buxbaum died on Saturday, March 12, at age 85, 15 months after his diagnosis of brain cancer. He died as he had wanted, at home, supported by hospice care. Until his illness, Bob was a practicing physician who devoted his long career to preventive and palliative care. He was an activist in public health, taking cutting-edge public policy positions on health for the poor, urban planning for...
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Kathleen R. (Kelleher) McKenna

February 20, 1950 - February 17, 2016

Kathleen R. (Kelleher) McKenna, of Watertown, passed away February 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. McKenna. Loving mother of Francis J. McKenna Jr. of Watertown and Maureen Bligh of Millbury. Dear grandmother of 2 grandchildren. Daughter of the late George and Mildred (Beck) Kelleher. Dear sister of Marie Morrissey and her husband Bernie of Bedford, Patricia Higgins and her late...
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George F. Cullen

January 23, 1930 - February 3, 2016

George F. Cullen, of Middleborough formerly of Newton on Feb 3, 2016. Loving husband of M. Patricia (Donovan) and the late Dorothy (Jefferson), son of the late George P. and Anna M. Cullen. Father of Patricia Tucker and her husband Walton of Newton, George and his wife Karen of Clermont, FL, Lawrence of Medway, and David and his wife Lynn of Burlington. Also survived by nine grandchildren and...
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Sharon G. Gallagher

December 12, 1951 - February 3, 2016

Sharon G. Gallagher of Brookline passed away on Feb 2, 2016. Sharon was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Isabell (Maguire) Gallagher, and sister of Lacey Cronin and her husband Bob of So. Natick and Gleason Gallagher and his wife Mary of Carlisle. She is also survived by 6 nieces and nephews and 12 grandnieces and nephews. Sharon was a graduate of Newton Country Day School, and Newton...
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William Stratton Ray, Jr.

May 11, 1944 - January 26, 2016

William Stratton Ray Jr. passed away peacefully from metastatic kidney cancer on January 26, 2016 at age 71. Born on May 11, 1944 in Middletown, CT to Ebba Rudie and William Stratton Ray, Sr., he grew up in the Hartford area. After his father's death when he was five years old, he learned much of the resilience and reliance on community that would serve him well throughout his life. Even as a...
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Susan M. (McGary) Buccacio

January 14, 1964 - January 18, 2016

Susan (McGary) Buccacio of Newton Centre passed away on Jan 18, 2016. She was 52. She was the loving mother of Richard P. Buccacio Jr. of Philadelphia and Danielle J. Buccacio of Newton Centre, daughter of Thomas W. and the late Mary (Choukas) McGary of Newton Centre and sister of William T. McGary of West Roxbury, Diane Butera of Newton, Thomas C. McGary of Dedham and Craig J. McGary of...
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Joseph Russell Hoffman

January 15, 2016

Joseph Russell Hoffman, 34, of West Newton is survived by his brother Gary Hoffman Jr., as well as by his second family Elizabeth (Marchand) MacLeod, Jon Bradley, Linda and Ricky Sampson, Richard Murphy, Robyn and Joseph Cooke, Tanya and Arthur McCann, Jason Herrera and the late Steven MacInnis. Devoted son of the late Dayna Harrison, the late Gary Hoffman, Sr. and stepson of the late George ...
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Miriam Wilson Morrow

April 5, 1914 - January 15, 2016

Miriam Wilson Morrow, of North Hill Needham formerly a longtime resident of Newton, passed away on Jan. 15, 2016. She was 101. Miriam was born on April 5, 1914 in Indianapolis, IN and her family moved to Louisville, KY in 1916. Her parents and grandparents bought the family house at 70 Arlington St. in Newton in 1920. She graduated from Newton North High School, Colby Jr. College in New...
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Blair Brown

May 11, 1944 - January 2, 2016

Blair Brown of Newton and South Dartmouth, MA, former President of Charrette Corporation, died on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016. He was 74. Born in Fall River, MA, to Kathryn (Borden) and Dr. Samuel Brown, Blair graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958 and from Harvard College in 1962. Blair received a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1967, and by...
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Richard C. Hurley

December 4, 2015

Richard C. Hurley, of Sarasota FL and Marstons Mills, formerly of Newton died on Dec 4, 2015 with his daughter and son at his side. He was 83. Dick was born in Newton and graduated from Mt. Alvernia Academy and St. Sebastian's Country Day School. He attended NY Military Academy, Georgetown Univ. and graduated in 1954 from the Mass Maritime Academy. Dick was the president of Waterfront...
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Joan Marie Concannon

October 28, 1942 - December 1, 2015

Joan Marie Concannon, 73, longtime resident of Newtonville, MA passed away on December 1, 2015 in Weston, MA. She was born in Newton on October 29, 1942 the daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (Connolly) Concannon. Joan graduated from Newton High School in 1960, and went on to achieve degrees from State College of Boston '64 and Northeastern University. She dedicated her life to teaching and...
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James C. Bowdring

February 25, 1925 - November 29, 2015

James C. Bowdring, of Chestnut Hill passed away on November 29, 2015. Son of the late Patrick J. and Katherine (Devereaux) Bowdring, Brother of Robert J. Bowdring of Marshfield, MA., Howard P. Bowdring of Alexandria, VA, Nancy M. Bowdring of Chestnut Hill, MA., and the late C. Joseph Bowdring. He is survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 26 grand-nieces and nephews, 3 great grand-nieces and was pre...
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Se June Hong

May 15, 1944 - November 26, 2015

Se June Hong passed away on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 26, 2015, following a lengthy hospitalization for pneumonia. He was born on May 15, 1944, in Seoul, Korea, to Eo Kil Hong (father) and Oak Soon Sohn (mother). Following the onset of the Korean War on June 25, 1950, Se June's family fled Seoul to take refuge first in Pusan, and then on Jeju Island off Korea's southern coast, where he...
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William E. MacRae

August 7, 1941 - November 25, 2015

William E. MacRae of Watertown, died suddenly Nov 25, 2015. Husband of the late Anne (Daly) MacRae and son of the late Wilhelm and Isabel MacRae. Father of Cheryl MacRae of Holliston MA, William MacRae and wife Beth MacRae and Mark MacRae and wife Gayle MacRae of Milford MA. Brother of Alexander MacRae and wife Sanna of Sebring FL, Malcolm MacRae and wife Eileen of Billerica MA and Howard MacRae...
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Paul O'Connell

December 15, 1924 - November 14, 2015

Paul O'Connell died peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 14th, 2015. Born on Dec. 15, 1924, Paul was the last of 9 children born to Catherine and William O'Connell. He grew up in Cambridge and at age 18 joined the Army Air Corps serving as a First Lt. in WWII. He was a navigator on a B-17 bomber and, while on a mission, his plane was shot down and the entire crew was captured and sent to a POW camp...
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Roger E. Shaughnessy

December 28, 1926 - November 10, 2015

Roger E. Shaughnessy, who served on the Newton Fire Dept. for 41 years until his retirement in 1991, passed away at his home on Nov 10, 2015. He was 89. Born in Cambridge, Roger was a longtime Newton resident and graduate of Newton North High School. He had served in the US Army during WW II. He was stationed in Oak Hill, Newton Corner and retired from Newton Fire Headquarters. Roger was...
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Ethel M Yukes

April 13, 1917 - October 28, 2015

Ethel M. Yukes, a lifelong Newton Corner resident and lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church, born in the spring 1917 left this earth peacefully Oct 28, 2015. Ethel enjoyed big band dancing with her husband, gardening, photography especially in nature, quilting and sewing. She made dozens of quilts for aids babies, made hospital gowns for OPERATION SMILE, and worked with the Newton Highland...
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Margaret A. "Peg" (Peck) Mayer

August 30, 1920 - October 26, 2015

Margaret A. "Peg" (Peck) Mayer, of Waltham formerly of Newton, passed away on Oct 26, 2015. She was 95. Peg was born in Whitney Point, NY and raised in Warrensburg, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1942. She moved to Newton where she and her husband raised their family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, she was fond of traveling especially with good...
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Edythe (Jeffrey) Warren

April 19, 1922 - September 23, 2015

Edythe (Jeffrey) Warren, of Needham, formerly of Waltham, MA and Bronxville, NY died Wednesday September 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Warren for 60 years. Loving mother of Virginia Fruhan and her husband William of Newton. Devoted grandmother to Matt and Greta Fruhan of Wellesley, William and Lisa Fruhan of Southborough, and Scott Fruhan of San Francisco. Doting great...
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Hazel Christine (MacKay) Trask

September 20, 1917 - September 5, 2015

Hazel Christine (MacKay) Trask, 97 of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Lexington, MA died Saturday, September 5, 2015. She was born to Murdock and Katherine MacKay on September 20, 1917. She was the beloved wife of Robert P. Trask, Jr. for 51 years before his passing in 1992. She was the loving mother of Linda, Robert III, and Diane. She was a graduate of Girls' Latin School in Boston and Boston...
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Daniel O. Corrigan

April 3, 1936 - September 2, 2015

Daniel O. Corrigan, of Newtonville, Harwich and Naples FL., passed away on Sept 2, 2015. He was 79. Born and raised in Newton, Dan graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School in 1955 and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He served on the Newton Fire Dept. for 32 years, retiring as a Lt. He was a longtime member of Div 14 AOH of Watertown. He was the beloved husband of the...
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Betsy Pullen Leitch

September 1, 2015

Betsy Pullen Leitch, 81, of Newton, died peacefully on September 1, 2015 at Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain. Betsy was the daughter of Elizabeth Pullen and Dr. George W. Pullen. She grew up in Brunswick and Camden, Maine, and attended the University of Maine, Orono, earning a Bachelor of Science in economics. She was an early student enrolled in what has become the University of Maine Honors...
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Catherine Ann O'Neill

January 21, 1942 - August 25, 2015

Catherine Ann O'Neill, of Medfield formerly of West Roxbury and Newton died on Aug 25, 2015. She was 73. Ann was born and raised in Newton and graduated from Our Lady's High School. She attended the Chandler School in Boston, and had worked for the US Dept. of Health and Human services. Ann was the beloved daughter of the late Dennis and Catherine (Regan) O'Neill, sister of John P....
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Rosamond C. "Rom" (O'Keefe) Waters

August 21, 2015

Rosamond C. "Rom" (O'Keefe) Waters, of Newton, on passed away on Aug 21, 2015. She was 90. Born in Brighton, Rom was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph Academy and earned her BA in English from Emmanuel College in 1947. She taught CCD at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton Centre for several years. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul A. Waters, Jr., the loving mother of Rosamond Monahan and her...
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Sally Ellen (Sullivan) Benson

May 27, 1935 - August 17, 2015

Sally E. (Sullivan) Benson, 80, of Newton, MA, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 17, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Boston on May 27, 1935, the only daughter of Joseph R., Sr. and Esther M. (Treadwell) Sullivan, Sally grew up in Hyde Park, the youngest in a family of four. The Sullivans later moved to Arlington where Sally graduated from Arlington High School, class of...
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Mark A. Laroche

June 1, 1962 - August 17, 2015

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." ― Oscar Wilde Mark Laroche lived. He loved. He gave. He created. He was a father, husband, brother, friend and son. But those words barely touch what he meant to his children, his wife, his friends, his family. He lived his life beautifully, happily and purposefully. It was a life that ended much too soon. And it...
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Judy A. (Joyce) Fahey

October 26, 1942 - August 16, 2015

Judy A. (Joyce) Fahey, of Naples, Florida passed away on Aug. 16, 2015 at her summer residence in North Falmouth, Massachusetts, surrounded by her family. She was 72. Born in Aurora, Illinois, Judy also lived in Chicago and suburbs (Palatine and Barrington), Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Larchmont, New York. She was a graduate of St. Edwards High School in Elgin, Illinois,...
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Janet (Kornmeyer) Springfield

May 29, 1946 - August 14, 2015

Janet K. (Kornmeyer) Springfield, of Newton Centre, a retired math and science teacher at Underwood School in Newton, passed away on August 14, 2015 due to complications after pancreatic surgery. She was 69. Janet grew up in Boonville, New York, where her mother was her English teacher and her aunt was her history teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from Buffalo State University,...
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Joan M. (Kenney) O'Hearn

November 13, 1925 - August 6, 2015

Joan M. (Kenney) O'Hearn of Newton died in her home on August 6, 2015. She was 89. Born in Brookline Joan attended Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and graduated from the University of Vermont and became a kindergarten teacher in Boston before devoting 30 years to raising her children and being active in a number of organizations. Joan was dedicated parishioner of Sacred Heart...
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William A. McCarthy, Sr.

September 28, 1932 - July 11, 2015

Of Newton and Falmouth, the Honorable William A. McCarthy died July 11, 2015, at home with his loving family. Survived by his beloved wife Laurie E. (Laughlin) McCarthy. Father of the late William A., Jr. and wife Heather C.; Kathleen M.; Peter D. and wife Jennifer M.; and Stephen J. and wife Katherine A.; all of Newton. Also survived by grandchildren William A. (Liam) III, Thomas J., Caitlyn...
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Stephen J. "Steve" O'Brien, Jr.

March 25, 1942 - July 7, 2015

Stephen J. O'Brien Jr., a lifelong Newton resident, died suddenly July 7, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 73. Following his graduation from Newton High School, Steve served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for many years as a custodian for the Newton public schools until retiring, and then worked for the Newton YMCA, He was a life member of the Newton YMCA and Chapter 23...
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Malcolm A. Stone

July 3, 2015

Malcolm A. Stone of Franklin formerly of Wellesley died on July 3, 2015 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was 88. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Malcolm had been a member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers for many years and was a Past Master of Brookline Lodge AF & AM. He was also a longtime active member of the Newton Presbyterian Church. Malcolm was the...
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Margaret M. "Peg" (O'Neill) Dowling

July 31, 1937 - June 30, 2015

Margaret M. "Peg" (O'Neill) Dowling, of West Newton passed away on June 30, 2015 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 77. Born in Waltham Peg was a lifelong resident of Newton. She was a graduate of Our Lady's High School and received her nursing degree from Catherine Laboure School of Nursing at Carney Hospital in Dorchester. She worked for over 20 years at Newton Wellesley Hospital and...
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Sylvia (Nargesian) Slayton

June 25, 2015

Sylvia (Nargesian) Slayton, of Newtonville died peacefully at her home on June 25, 2015. She was 89. A lifelong Newton resident, Sylvia graduated from Newton High School and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She was a fashion illustrator, portrait artist and designer of liturgical art. Respected for her wisdom and gracious spirit, she was an elected leader in her local...
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