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Peter Lanza

June 15th, 1942 - February 2nd, 2018

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Peter Lanza, age 75, died Friday, February 2, 2018, in New Bedford, MA, of pneumonia. The son of Samuel Lanza and Lee C. Lanza, he was a graduate of Arlington High School and Tufts University. He was self-employed as a sales representative for automotive products until his retirement. Sailing was a life-long interest for him, especially along the coast of Maine. He is survived by a son, Nathaniel, and a sister, Lee L Lanza. No services are planned.

 

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Susan Patricia Preeper (Famolare)

June 6th, 1942 - January 18th, 2018

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SUSAN P. (PREEPER) FAMOLARE Obituary
 
FAMOLARE, Susan P. (Preeper) Of Arlington, January 28, 2018. Beloved wife of George R. Famolare. Cherished mother of Michelle Casey and her husband Jay of Medford, Maria Salanitro of Laconia, NH and the late Mark Famolare. Devoted grandmother of Michaela and Olivia Casey, Nicholas and Brianna Salanitro and Mark Famolare, Jr. Dear sister of John Preeper and the late Edward Preeper. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church, 512 High St, Medford, Saturday morning at 10am. Interment private. Donations may be made in Susan's memory to St. Raphael Parish, 514 High St, Medford, MA 02155. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com

 

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Rita V. Hutchinson (Okerholm )

January 13th, 1943 - December 26th, 2017

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DECEMBER 27, 2017

Memorial Services for Rita V Okerholm have been confirmed. We will be celebrating Rita’s life on her birthday, January 13, 2018 at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 1454 SW Mapp Rd, Palm City, Florida. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Hospice Austin Christopher House, 2820 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702, or at 512-322-0747 or online at www.hospiceaustin.org. We are very thankful for their kindness and support they provided Rita in her final day

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From April Okerholm on January 6th, 2018
Image Thank you for your kind words honoring my mother-in-law, Rita.  She was truly a remarkable lady and is missed tremendously.  (Photo taken a month before she passed)
 
From April Okerholm on December 30th, 2017
DECEMBER 26

This beautiful soul was given her wings today. We wanted to let you all know that at around 3:20 this morning, Rita was called to her Heavenly home. She is cured, she is healthy again and my greatest hope is that upon her arrival into Heaven, Richard was there waiting for her asking for this dance. She worked fervently here on earth positively impacting countless lives of children, friends and family. I often referred to her as the "Queen of the Silver Lining" as she found joy and promise and beauty in every single thing. I am a better person for knowing her and I sought great joy in surprising her with things that meant much to her and moments that would make her smile. It was euphoric for me to make an already happy person happier and she made it easy.

This past year, I have been incredibly honored to be with her, to help her, to ease her, to talk to her and learn from her. I reminded her often how amazing of a person she was, how loved she was and how much I admired her for everything she exemplified.

She is and will always be an amazing mother to Heidi and Erik, grandmother to Christian, Sydney, Emily, Adaline and Melanie, mother-in-law to myself and Manny, Aunt, teacher, wife, sister, daughter and friend. As her sister Ginny said, "You only die when people forget about you." Her work on earth is complete, but her legacy will last forever. We love you, Rita.

Daughter in law April Okerholm
 
From George Robinson on December 30th, 2017
Image It's with GREAT sorrow that I heard of the passing of Rita. We were classmates since kindergarten at Brackett school. I walked by her house nearly everyday, and sometimes she would join me in our trek up the lower hill at Robin's Farm to make it to class on time. I loved her beautiful red hair. She is standing beside me (to my left) in this Brackett School 6th grade class photo, (click on the photo, at left, to enlarge it) and if the photo were in color, you could admire her beautiful red hair, too.
 
From Lois Drukker on December 30th, 2017
April,  What a magnificent tribute to Rita--so well written & from the heart.  I met Rita in 7th gr. & knew her through our graduation.  She was always upbeat & fun.  Last time we chatted was @ our 50th & she was still full of life, fun & funny!

My deepest sympathy to you & the entire family.
 

Cornelius "Neil" F. Provost

September 7th, 1942 - November 8th, 2017

 

 
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Provost, Neil F.

Age 75, of Roslindale, died Nov. 8 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Patricia (Sullivan), he is also survived by his sister Margaret Dwyer and brother-in-law R. Martin Dwyer, sisters-in-law Cynthia and Lynn Provost and brother-in-law Michael Sullivan, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert A. and Rose (Collins) Provost, brothers Robert A. Provost Jr. and David C. Provost, and sister Nancy Collins.

Neil grew up in Arlington, where he loved playing hockey on Spy Pond, a sport that he continued playing into his 70s. He graduated from Boston University and retired after 30 years working in information technology at Boston College. During his years at BC, he learned to love BC hockey and was a longtime supporter of the program.

An interest in gardening was sparked later in life by living two blocks from Arnold Arboretum, one of the most significant tree parks in the country. He loved walking the Arboretum and his interest developed even further after buying a summer house in Addison, Maine. While there, in addition to gardening, he enjoyed sailing and hiking along the Maine coast.

A memorial service will be held Saturday Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut st., Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s memory can be made to the Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 02130 or www.arboretum.harvard.edu. Guestbook and other information at
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From STUART BELDEN on November 27th, 2017
Neil and I were very close friends.  After AHS we both went to B.U. together, played hockey longer than we should have, and consumed more beer than one would think possible.   Neil was an usher at my wedding and we remained friends for many years after.  He was truly one of the good guys and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
 

Ronald Joeseph Jackson

December 5th, 1942 - August 29th, 2017

 
 
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 JACKSON, Ronald J., 74, of Acton, MA, formerly of Mansfield, West Yarmouth and Arlington, MA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  

Ron is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cynthia L. Jackson, his sons, Ronald E. Jackson and his wife Kristen and grandson Wesley of Cambridge, MA, Robert C. Jackson of Arlington, MA, and Ross A. Jackson of Arlington, MA, his sister Sandra Glynn and her husband Richard of Brownfield, ME, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ron was born and raised in Arlington, MA and graduated from Arlington High School.  He earned a Master’s in Engineering Management and a Master’s in Structural Engineering from Northeastern University.

Ron’s Structural Engineering career spanned 50 years.  He was President and Owner of Bay State Design Associates, Inc. in Boston for 25 years.  Over the past 15 years, his focus was in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry where he revolutionized the way Architecture and Engineering Services are implemented.  He was a Registered Professional Engineer in 31 states.   He was a perfectionist with the utmost of ethics in his approach to his work and his clients and was highly respected in his field.   He will be greatly missed by his colleagues, business associates and friends.

Memorial visitation at Short, Williamson and Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm.   Burial will be private.  For directions and guest book, please visit http://www.swdfuneralhome.com/

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Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Villari

December 2nd, 1942 - August 28th, 2017


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Betty Villari, a long-time Provincetown resident, died on Aug. 28, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at Cape Cod Hospital, from complications associated with breast, bladder and lung cancers. She was 74 years old.

Betty was born in Dorchester on Dec. 2, 1942, to the late Charles and June (Ristaino) Villari with a severe form of hip dysplasia. For eight years her mother brought her from doctor to doctor until she found one who would treat her. It paid off.

“At that time, I was in the hospital for a year. They basically strapped my legs to two two-by-fours and separated them but by bit,” Betty told the Banner back in June. “The whole experience made me determined not to be held back ever again. I learned to walk by pushing a chair across the floor.”

Betty moved to Provincetown in 1975, where she tended bar and worked in restaurants. In 1985, she became one of the early owners of the Provincetown Gym, where she was a personal trainer for 20 years, mostly for clients who had disabilities. She was on the board of trustees at the Methodist Church, served on the Provincetown Town Scholarship Fund and was on the board of directors of the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown.

Betty was one of the founding members of Helping Our Women, where she served on its board since its inception. At HOW’s annual meeting on June 20, 2017, Betty was honored for her lifetime of service.

She is survived by her sisters, Patricia Higgins of Clinton Township, Mich., and Judy Hudson and husband, Carl Hudson, of Jamaica Plain; nieces Amy Walls and husband, George Hatch, of Needham, Kerrie Wittman and husband, Jim, of Novi, Mich., Jennifer Burkat and husband, Scott, of Westwood; nephews Kip Higgins and wife, Sally, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Kevin Higgins and wife, Lisa, of Warren, Mich., Matthew Hudson and wife, Carol, of Wellesley, Scott Hudson and wife, Marketa, of Prague, Czech Republic; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by her best friend and long-time companion, Gary Pasnick, of Provincetown; Rev. Jim Cox and her friends at the United Methodist Church in Provincetown; and countless friends.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at Gately Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 20 Shank Painter Road. An online guestbook for expressions of condolence for the family may be found at gatelyfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to HOW, 34 Conwell St., Provincetown, MA 02657.

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Alfred E. "Al" Gazza

June 6th, 1941 - May 2nd, 2017

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Alfred E. "Al" Gazza - Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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GAZZA, Alfred E. “Al” of Arlington. May 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Joan (Geary). Loving father of Jacqueline Ghiozzi and her husband John of Medford, Richard Gazza and his wife Laura of Lexington, and Gregg Gazza and his wife Amy of Arlington. Devoted grandfather of John, Jessica, Alexis, Sophia, Jake and Ruby Rose. Brother of Robert A. Gazza and his wife Angela of Arlington, Bruce Balboni of ME, and the late Lawrence Balboni. Uncle of Debbie Mahoney of ME, and Robert Gazza Jr. of Arlington. A funeral service will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON, on Monday, at 10AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family Sunday from 2-6 PM. Interment will be in Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Home for Little Wonderers, www.thehome.org. For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

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From Joan GAZZA on June 21st, 2017
Al, we had a Great Life together!!  Sweet Dreams
 

Thomas Swen Erickson

September 24th, 1942 - November 27th, 2016

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Thomas S. Erickson of Billerica died suddenly on Nov 27, 2016. Devoted father of Drew O'Donoghue, Jennifer Erickson Pressey, David and Peter Erickson. He leaves several close friends and many acquaintances from his decades in the swimming pool industry as a builder, technician, and consultant. As a member of the board of directors of the National Spa and Pool Institute he loved to travel, but particularly loved his trips to the Bahamas outer islands and to Ireland. Unknown to all but his closest friends and family was his great love of animals but particularly dogs. He leaves his dearest Buca, the Pit Bull he lived with and loved. A funeral service will be held in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Road Belmont on Saturday Dec 3rd at 3:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private
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Carol Marie Graham (Luongo)

June 25th, 1942 - May 27th, 2016

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Carol M. Luongo
formerly of Billerica, MA; 73

CHATHAM -- Carol M. Luongo, 73, of Chatham died May 27, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of James and Catherine (Strath) Graham, she grew up in Arlington, MA and lived in Billerica, MA for 51 years before moving to Chatham in 2014.

She graduated from Arlington (MA) High School, Class of 1960.

Mrs. Luongo had been employed by Varian Corp. in Lexington, MA over 25 years retiring as a customer service supervisor in 2000.

Carol was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Billerica and was a volunteer and ran their thrift shop. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and loved her pets.

The family includes: her husband, Richard J. Luongo of Chatham; three daughters, Karen M. Hundt and her husband William of Hartfield, VA, Marsha D. Schreib of Lowell, MA and Monica J. Roderick of Billerica, MA; a son, James R. Luongo of Stow, ME; nine grandchildren, David Gordon, Richard Gordon, Nicholas Schreib, Kenneth Schreib, Alexia Luongo, Thomas Luongo, Stephen Luongo, Makensie Roderick and Jordyn Roderick; two great-grandchildren, Cameron Spring and Kyleigh Spring and a sister, Judith Graham of Florida.

LUONGO -- A memorial service will be held Sunday June 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Fryeburg Community Chapel in North Fryeburg, Maine.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on June 2, 2016
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Carol M. Luongo
formerly of Billerica, MA; 73

CHATHAM -- Carol M. Luongo, 73, of Chatham died May 27, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of James and Catherine (Strath) Graham, she grew up in Arlington, MA and lived in Billerica, MA for 51 years before moving to Chatham in 2014.

She graduated from Arlington (MA) High School, Class of 1960.

Mrs. Luongo had been employed by Varian Corp. in Lexington, MA over 25 years retiring as a customer service supervisor in 2000.

Carol was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Billerica and was a volunteer and ran their thrift shop. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and loved her pets.

The family includes: her husband, Richard J. Luongo of Chatham; three daughters, Karen M. Hundt and her husband William of Hartfield, VA, Marsha D. Schreib of Lowell, MA and Monica J. Roderick of Billerica, MA; a son, James R. Luongo of Stow, ME; nine grandchildren, David Gordon, Richard Gordon, Nicholas Schreib, Kenneth Schreib, Alexia Luongo, Thomas Luongo, Stephen Luongo, Makensie Roderick and Jordyn Roderick; two great-grandchildren, Cameron Spring and Kyleigh Spring and a sister, Judith Graham of Florida.

LUONGO -- A memorial service will be held Sunday June 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Fryeburg Community Chapel in North Fryeburg, Maine.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.
 
Published in Lowell Sun on June 2, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lowellsun/obituary.aspx?pid=180193707#sthash.t1LPk95n.dpuf
Carol M. Luongo
formerly of Billerica, MA; 73

CHATHAM -- Carol M. Luongo, 73, of Chatham died May 27, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of James and Catherine (Strath) Graham, she grew up in Arlington, MA and lived in Billerica, MA for 51 years before moving to Chatham in 2014.

She graduated from Arlington (MA) High School, Class of 1960.

Mrs. Luongo had been employed by Varian Corp. in Lexington, MA over 25 years retiring as a customer service supervisor in 2000.

Carol was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Billerica and was a volunteer and ran their thrift shop. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and loved her pets.

The family includes: her husband, Richard J. Luongo of Chatham; three daughters, Karen M. Hundt and her husband William of Hartfield, VA, Marsha D. Schreib of Lowell, MA and Monica J. Roderick of Billerica, MA; a son, James R. Luongo of Stow, ME; nine grandchildren, David Gordon, Richard Gordon, Nicholas Schreib, Kenneth Schreib, Alexia Luongo, Thomas Luongo, Stephen Luongo, Makensie Roderick and Jordyn Roderick; two great-grandchildren, Cameron Spring and Kyleigh Spring and a sister, Judith Graham of Florida.

LUONGO -- A memorial service will be held Sunday June 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Fryeburg Community Chapel in North Fryeburg, Maine.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lowellsun/obituary.aspx?pid=180193707#sthash.t1LPk95n.dpuf
Carol M. Luongo
formerly of Billerica, MA; 73

CHATHAM -- Carol M. Luongo, 73, of Chatham died May 27, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of James and Catherine (Strath) Graham, she grew up in Arlington, MA and lived in Billerica, MA for 51 years before moving to Chatham in 2014.

She graduated from Arlington (MA) High School, Class of 1960.

Mrs. Luongo had been employed by Varian Corp. in Lexington, MA over 25 years retiring as a customer service supervisor in 2000.

Carol was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Billerica and was a volunteer and ran their thrift shop. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and loved her pets.

The family includes: her husband, Richard J. Luongo of Chatham; three daughters, Karen M. Hundt and her husband William of Hartfield, VA, Marsha D. Schreib of Lowell, MA and Monica J. Roderick of Billerica, MA; a son, James R. Luongo of Stow, ME; nine grandchildren, David Gordon, Richard Gordon, Nicholas Schreib, Kenneth Schreib, Alexia Luongo, Thomas Luongo, Stephen Luongo, Makensie Roderick and Jordyn Roderick; two great-grandchildren, Cameron Spring and Kyleigh Spring and a sister, Judith Graham of Florida.

LUONGO -- A memorial service will be held Sunday June 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Fryeburg Community Chapel in North Fryeburg, Maine.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lowellsun/obituary.aspx?pid=180193707#sthash.t1LPk95n.dpuf

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Richard Joeseph Martins

June 25th, 1942 - April 27th, 2016

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Richard Martins, age 73, of Watertown for 45 years, formerly of Arlington, passed away on April 27, 2016. Beloved husband of 49 years to Lorraine (Hurd) Martins. Devoted father of Robert Martins & the late Maureen Martins Mehigan. Loving grandfather of Annalea & Jake Martins and Cameron Mehigan. Dear brother of Paul Martins and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Richard was born in Everett on June 25, 1942, he was a graduate of Northeastern University (B.A. 1965), Masters Suffolk University (1969). Richard is a retired IRS Agent. He was a former coach and president of Watertown Little League for 20 years. He will be missed by many, he was a true husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Admired by his childhood friends, his children & their friends, grandchildren & their friends as well as everyone in the community. He was well known for his kindness, generosity and involvement with youth baseball, hockey as well as spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was an avid lover of Boston sports and enjoyed sports trips. Funeral from the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., WATERTOWN on Monday at 8 am followed by a 9 AM Funeral Mass in St. Luke's Church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 PM. Please make donations in Richard's name to the Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research, BUL370C, 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02144.


 

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George Der Hagopian

November 13th, 1942 - December 4th, 2015

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HAGOPIAN, George D. of Waltham on December 4, 2015. Beloved son of the late Harry & Mary (Aroian) Hagopian. Devoted brother of Edward D. Hagopian and his wife Frances of Woburn and Carol Gardner and her husband Bernard of Arlington. Longtime companion of Barbara Johnson of Arlington. Loving uncle of Michael and Mark Hagopian and Bernard and Andrew Gardner. Nephew of Ashod D. Hagopian of Winchester and the late Armine D. Hagopian, Aram D. Hagopian and Mary Albertassi. Also survived by several loving cousins.  Services at  Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge on Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St., (Rt. 16) Watertown on Wednesday 4-8 p.m.  Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to Holy Trinity Armenian Church.  Devoted member of Holy Trinity Armenian Church serving in several capacities as Parish Council Member, Treasurer, Diocesan Delegate and honored as a past parishioner of the year.  A career of over 45 years at the American Automobile Assoc. (AAA) as director of membership services. Member of Charity Lodge A.F. & A. M. of Cambridge and Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge #1. 

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Thomas Francis "Tommy" Daly Jr

April 30th, 1942 - October 31st, 2015

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Thomas F. Daly Jr.
April 30, 1942 - October 31, 2015
Thomas F. Daly Jr., of Whitefield, NH, formerly of Gloucester, Reading and Arlington, Oct. 31st. Beloved son of the late Thomas F. and Alma L. (Chester) Daly. Loving father of Brian Daly and his wife Rachel of Woburn and Katie Agranat and her husband Theodore of CT. Grandfather of Alex and Sunny Agranat. Dear brother of Alma McLaughlin and her husband Bob of Gloucester, Carol Craig and her husband Paul of Rockport, Marilyn Breslin of Peabody and Mary Elaine Daly of Gloucester. Former husband of Julie Redfern of Reading. Favorite uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Tom was raised and educated in Arlington. He is a graduate of St. Agnes Grammar School and Arlington High School. He continued his studies at Western State College in Colorado. Upon his return from college, Tom joined his father at the family business, Daly Mills in Cambridge. He worked there for several years before venturing out on his own in the wholesale clothing business. He spent many summer days at his family cottage on Long Beach in Gloucester. Form an early age he developed a deep appreciation for the ocean and a love of boating. A former Downhill Ski Instructor, Tom also had a love for the mountain regions in New England. Tom was a man of deep faith. He was always there to lend a hand, had a quick wit and was loved by all that knew him. First and foremost, Tom was a family man who bestowed the value of life on his children. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Saturday Nov. 7th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Agnes Church in Arlington at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday Nov. 6th from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice

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Donna Mae Reilley (Lydon)

September 5th, 1942 - September 8th, 2015

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Donna M. Lydon

September 8th, 2015

Donna Mae Lydon (Reilley), of Wilmington, passed away on September 8, 2015, at the Care Dimensions Kaplan Family Hospice Home in Danvers, MA, after a courageous 13-year battle with tongue cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Her faith in God carried her through this long ordeal.

Donna was born in Lynn MA on September 5, 1942, the only child of James and Catherine (Williams) Reilley. Donna’s parents died in a car accident when she was 7 years old and she was raised in Arlington, MA by her godmother, Elizabeth (Williams) Poirier and her husband, Paul Poirier, along with her new loving sister, Carol Poirier.

Donna graduated from Arlington High School in 1960 and Boston State Teachers College in 1964. She married the love of her life and best friend, Ken Lydon, on August 22, 1964. Donna taught school for three years in Quincy MA before retiring from teaching to raise her four wonderful children. She and Ken, along with their two sons, Christopher and Russell, moved to Wilmington in July 1969. The family was then blessed with the addition of two daughters, Catherine in 1969 and Jennifer in 1971.

Throughout her life, Donna loved to garden, care for all the family and neighborhood pets, and cook. Her favorite saying was, “if you can read, you can cook.” She treasured her grandchildren and made each moment she spent with them magical. Donna was very active in her community, especially with the Cub Scouts with the Greater Lowell Scouting Councils and Camps. In 1983 she was awarded the Boy Scouts’ prestigious Silver Beaver Award. Donna worked as a substitute teacher in the Wilmington Public Schools and was active with the PAC at the Woburn Street School, where she initiated the annual pumpkin fair, which continues on today. Donna was a communicant at St. Thomas of Villanova Church for 47 years. She was a member of the Wilmington American Legion Post 136 Ladies Auxiliary, serving as the recorder for many years. She was also a waitress at Stelio’s Restaurant. This allowed her to be at home to raise her four children and meet many people who became her long-lasting friends.

Donna loved to travel with her husband, Ken. Together they went to Ireland, Hawaii, and on many trips to other parts of the country. They loved skiing at Bretton Woods and spending summers at the beach at Seabrook NH.

Donna is survived by Ken Lydon, her loving husband of 51 years; son Christopher, his wife Pam and grandson, Jack of Marietta GA; son Russell, his wife Patty, granddaughter Delaney and grandson Nick of Clifton Park NY; daughter Kati and Jim Murphy and grandsons Russell and Matthew Murphy of Billerica; and daughter Jennifer, husband Sean Theodos, and grandson Sean Paul Theodos, Jr. of Wilmington. Donna is also survived by her sister, Carol Fairchild of Amherst MA, along with many sisters- in- law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, September 13th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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James F. Robillard

February 9th, 1942 - July 6th, 2015

 
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Obituary for James F. Robillard

ROBILLARD, James F. “Robes” Of Arlington. July 6, 2015. Husband of Gloria (Thompson) Loving father of Linda Ladopoulos and husband Louis of Chelmsford, Eric Johanson of FL, Linnea Wingereter and husband Scott of NH, Jim Robillard and wife Heidi of Arlington, Frank Robillard and wife Laura of Burlington, and Joe Robillard and wife Gerri of Peabody. Devoted brother of Joanne Corbett and husband Bill of Arlington, Stephen Robillard and wife Debbie of Billerica, and the late Richard Robillard. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Jim was a Babe Ruth coach in the town of Arlington for over 55 years. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt. 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) Arlington on Friday at 9 am. Funeral mass will be held at St. Agnes Church, Arlington at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation from the funeral home Thursday, 4-8 PM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the James Robillard Field Renovation Fund, checks should be made out to Arlington Babe Ruth for James Robillard Field Renovation Fund, 76 Crawford St., Arlington, MA 02474 or go to www.arlingtonbb.org. For directions or to send a condolence, visit keefefuneralhome.com

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Marie " Maria" Louise Spagnuolo (Brown)

January 19th, 1943 - June 20th, 2015

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Obituary for Marie L. "Maria" Spagnuolo-Brown

SPAGNUOLO-BROWN, Marie “Maria” L., of Arlington. June 20, 2015. Beloved wife of 33 years to the late Walter J. Brown. Loving mother of Jaclynn Brown-Lubofsky and her husband Michael of Tewksbury. Cherished grandmother of Lucas James, and soon to be Emma Marie. Dear brother of David R. Spagnuolo of Arlington. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Thursday at 10:30am. Funeral Mass at Saint Agnes Church at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. For directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

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SPAGNUOLO-BROWN, Marie “Maria” L., of Arlington. June 20, 2015. Beloved wife of 33 years to the late Walter J. Brown. Loving mother of Jaclynn Brown-Lubofsky and her husband Michael of Tewksbury. Cherished grandmother of Lucas James, and soon to be Emma Marie. Dear brother of David R. Spagnuolo of Arlington. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Thursday at 10:30am. Funeral Mass at Saint Agnes Church at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. For directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

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Nancy Louise Larkin

January 26th, 1943 - October 4th, 2014

 
 
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Nancy Louise Larkin, 71 of Nashua, NH died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 of complications from multiple myeloma at The Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.  She was surrounded by her loving son, sister and nieces.


Nancy was born in Everett, Massachusetts in 1943. She was one of five children of Paul and Ethel Larkin, of Arlington, Massachusetts, who preceded her in death. 


Ms. Larkin owned and operated Typing Etc. in Acton for many years.  She was a longtime employee of Phillip Hankins, Inc. in Arlington, MA.
 

She was the loving mother of Andrew Brandt and “Gram” of Lonna and Cody Brandt, whom she adored.  She enjoyed doing crafts with Lonna, playing catch with Cody and playing Sorry.  She was well known for her fancy nails and wearing her “Glam Gram” sparkles. She cared for not just her close family and friends but for new people that she met and never met anyone that she wasn’t willing to help.
 
She leaves her son, Andrew, and his wife, Caitlin, and their two children, Lonna and Cody, of Pepperell, MA.  She leaves her sister, Marcia Dolan of Old Orchard, ME and Naples, FL., her brother, Victor Larkin and his wife, Jane, of Attleboro, MA. and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Paula McCormack of Manchester, NH and her brother, Joseph Larkin of Bluffton, SC.
                                                     
 A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Nancy Larkin to the Pan Mass Challenge, Andrew Brandt rider ID AB0268


 

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Judith Marie "Judy" Donovan (Hagberg)

April 13th, 1942 - April 4th, 2014

 
 
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1942 - 2014 GREAT BARRINGTON Judy Hagberg passed away Friday evening, April 4, 2014, after a year long battle with cancer. Judy was born in Boston on April 13, 1942, the daughter of the late Alice and Jerome Donovan. She was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School in 1960, followed by the Chandler School in Boston. She married Donald Hagberg in 1965, and together, the couple moved to Great Barrington. Judy was employed by a number of businesses in the Great Barrington area, including Kwik Print and Cain Hibbard Myers and Cook. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Great Barrington and served on the Worship Committee for many years. She was very thankful for the support of the church, community, and so many of her friends, through this most difficult time. She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed life, and loved nothing better than getting together with her many friends to converse and laugh. She loved spending time with her family and loved her gr andchildren dearly. Judy is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Hagberg; her son, Jonathan and his wife, Cathy, and their four children, Addison, Natalie, Lauren, and Mary of Suffolk, Va.; her daughter, Ingrid, of Wells, Maine and her two children, Dylan and Sage; her son, Eric and his wife, Beth and their two children, Andrew and Audrey of Decatur, Ga.; her nieces, Kelly Coyne and Kathleen Blatney, and a nephew, Kevin Donovan. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Jay Donovan and William Donovan. FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating Judy's life will be held on Friday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, conducted by the Rev. Charles VanAusdall. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 10 from 4 to 7p.m. at the funeral home in Great Barrington. Donations in the name of Judith Hagberg can be made to the Pickard Provo Scholarship fund at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com Judy and her family would like to thank Pat Lonano of Porchlight VNA for her care and support, as well as HospiceCare in the Berkshires, for their support in Judy's final hours.



 

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Marguerite "Peggy" Ann Foster (Bertolami)

January 4th, 1943 - January 14th, 2014

 
 
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From Albert DiSessa on February 4th, 2014
To All Foster Sisters & Brother Earl;
Just heard about Peggy's & Shiela's passing.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  It's been a lifetime, but I continue to remember my high school friends.  I hope that Peggy & Shiela's lives were well spent and happy.  With fondest regards, Al & Helena DiSessa (Punta Gorda, FL)
 

James "Jim" Edmund Mahoney Jr.

1942 - December 8th, 2013

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James E. Mahoney, Jr.
December 08, 2013

NATICK: James E. Mahoney, Jr., age 71, a longtime Natick resident, died suddenly on Sunday morning, December 8, 2013 at Natick’s MetroWest Medical Center. He was the devoted husband of Grace M. (Battaglioli) Mahoney for 36 years.

 

Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late James E. and Mabel (Bridges) Mahoney.

Jim was raised in Arlington and spent much of his youth in York, Maine, his mother’s home town. He was a graduate of Arlington High School.

 

Jim was employed with the Raytheon Corporation for forty years, retiring as a quality control engineer in 2003. He and Grace made their home in Natick and spent the greater part of the summer months living aboard their boat. Jim enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm for boating with others and would happily host relatives and friends, whether for an evening’s entertainment or for an excursion. He was a longtime member and past commander of the Nobscot Sail and Power Squadron. While with the group, he was dedicated to sharing his knowledge of seamanship and boat safety with others.

 

He is survived by Grace; her siblings, Victor Battaglioli and his wife Margaret of Colchester, CT, Peter Battaglioli and his wife Susan of Plymouth, and Carol Hamilton and her husband Mark of Hanover; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

 

His funeral will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Natick, on Thursday, December 12th at 11:30a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with Jim’s family beginning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to A Place to Turn, 99 Hartford Street, Natick, MA 01760.

 

 
 

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From jim brown on December 16th, 2013
Jim was a close friend for many years, since 7th grade actually. That I'll
miss him is an understatement. I feel fortunate that I talked to him the day
 before he died.
 
Since Jim loved boating this remembrance is fitting for him.
 
               Gone From My Sight
 
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails
to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
 
She is an object of beauty and strength.
 
I stand and watch her untill at length
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other
 
Then someone at my side says "There, she is gone!"
 
"Gone Where?" Gone from my sight. That is all.
 
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
 as she was when she left my side
and she is just as able to bear the load of living
freight to her destined port.
 
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
 
And just at moment when someone at my side says,
"There, she is gone!"
 
There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
"Here she comes!"   And that is dying.
 
                                                  Van Dyke
 
My friend, have a fresh breeze at your back to speed you
to your next harbor.
 
Jim B
 
 

Jean Marie Bierenbroodspot (Innis)

1942 - October 28th, 2013

 
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JEAN M. (BIERENBROODSPOT) INNIS Obituary INNIS, Jean M. (Bierenbroodspot) 70, of Mashpee and Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, October 28, at home after a lengthy battle with Cancer. She was the loving wife of Charles J. Innis, Jr. for 51 years. Born, raised and educated in Arlington. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lena (Butcher) Bierenbroodspot. Jean enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, swimming and spending her winter months in Florida with her husband. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Stephen Innis, and his wife, Cheryl of Framingham; Sean Innis of Mashpee, Michael Innis; of Bridgewater and Charles Innis, of Leesburg, Florida; also mother of the late Kevin and Daniel Innis. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildr en; a brother Paul Bierenbroodspot of Somerville; two sisters, Barbara Stone of Pepperell, Connie Johnson of Andover, MA, and a sister in law Maureen Innis of Arlington. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 30, from 9:00am to11:00am in the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 74 Algonquin Ave; (at Route 151) Mashpee, MA. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30am in Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd, Mashpee, MA. Burial will follow in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape CodHospice, 434 Route 134 Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.
 
 

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Frederick "Fred" Thomas Strachan III

August 5th, 1942 - August 3rd, 2013

 
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Frederick "Fred" T. Strachan, III



Death Date: Aug. 04, 2013

Frederick “Fred” Thomas Strachan, III, died peacefully at his home in Lyman on August 4, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Boston, MA, a son of Frederick Thomas and Veronica Agnes (O’Neill) Strachan, Jr. He was a 1960 graduate of Arlington High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business from Salem State College in Salem, MA.

He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and went on to join the reserves and retired after 20 years.

On November 4, 1991 he married Elaine St. Amand in Tiverton, RI.

Fred worked as a pipefitter at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for over 20 years retiring in 2008.

He was a member of the “Rush Mates” which was a group of men who served aboard the ship called the “USS William R. Rush” and also a member of the American Legion Post #23 in Salem, MA.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his twin sister Martha Strachan in March of 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years Elaine Strachan of Lyman
1 daughter: Elise Blakemore and her husband DJ of Washington, DC
1 brother: Richard Strachan and his wife Doris of Texas
1 sister: Jane Lima of North Carver, MA
2 granddaughters: Arden Veronica Blakemore
Ava Jordan Blakemore, both of Washington, DC
1 nephew, 3 nieces & 4 great-nieces

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 10, 2013 at St. Philips Church in Lyman. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501

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From Frederick Jarvis on August 28th, 2017
Still miss you Fred, you were taken too soon.
 

Anna Catherine Sacca

November 14th, 1942 - May 1st, 2013

 
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SACCA, Anna Catherine Of Winchester on May 1, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Pennino) Sacca. Loving sister of Joseph N. of Woburn, Janice M. Kalmes of Woburn, Elizabeth Sandquist of Woburn, Richard R. of Arlington, Robert G. of Arlington, David J. of Arlington, Donald R. of Burlington, and Nicholas Jr. of Arlington. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Tuesday, May 7th at 9am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church, Winchester at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8pm. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Winchester Sons of Italy, Ladies Lodge #1592, 117 Swanton St., Winchester, MA 01890. Late Veteran US Navy.

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Edward Leo "Eddie" Hefron

May 26th, 1942 - May 1st, 2013

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 Edward L. Hefron, age 70. Beloved husband of Elizabeth, nee Ryan. Loving father of Marianne (Kirk) Meyer, Richard Vinsen and Kerry (Erik Anderson) Hefron. Loving grandfather of Lyndsay and Jamie Meyer. Dear brother of Grace (Robert) Taggart, Rita Myers, Louise (Peter) Heffernan and the late Joseph (Edna) Hefron and Mary Hefron. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ed was very active in his Church, a life long Red Sox fan and devoted to all things family. He was a graduate of Boston College. Visitation Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Funeral prayers 9:15 AM Friday at the funeral home to Church of the Holy Spirit, Schaumburg. Mass 10 AM. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to Church of the Holy Spirit. Funeral info 847-882-5580.

 

Published in Chicago Tribune on May 2

 

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Peter William Senopoulos

1942 - April 11th, 2013

 
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Obituary for Peter Senopoulos
Peter William Senopoulos of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 11th. Father of William of Lynnfield, Mass & Sara Hrytsay of So. Carolina. Son of the late William and Sylvia (Alexopoulos) Senopoulos. Grandfather of Jackson, Mila Alexander & William. Funeral Services will be held at the Taxiarchae-Archangels Greek Orthodox Church 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown Wednesday at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours at the DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue, Arlington Tuesday 5-8pm. Born in Somerville, MA he served in the Marine Corps from 1961-1967 & was a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He was former principal & chief financial officer for the Law firm of Gallagher & Gallagher in Boston and was the founder of NWI investigative Group. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Guard and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the American Battle Monuments Commission. He lived in Ft. Lauderdale where he counseled veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the Wounded Warrior Project. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Martha Veronica Strachan

August 5th, 1942 - March 4th, 2013

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From Heather Johnson on March 10th, 2013
Martha, We shared many happy childhood memories of growing up in the Heights and then the happy memories of our school days. We discovered both of us retired to Cape Cod through this site. God Bless you, as you rest in eternal peace. Your friend, Heather Shewan Johnson
 

John Henry "Jack" Squires, Jr.

1942 - February 8th, 2013

 
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John Henry Squires, Jr.
February 8, 2013
  John Henry. “Jack” Squires, Jr. passed away after a brief illness at his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday morning, February 8, 2013. Beloved husband of 40 years to Jean M. (Harney). Loving father of Shawn Squires and Stacey Schmidt and her husband Jay, all of Burlington. Proud Grandfather of Kevin Serrano, Sydney Schmidt, and Cameron Schmidt. Son of the late John and Margaret Squires of Arlington. Brother of Corrine Mahoney and her husband, the late Frank Mahoney. Brother of the late Patrick Basile, of Tierre Verde, FL. Son-in-law of Pauline Harney and the late Robert Harney, Brother in-law of Robert Harney, all of Burlington. Uncle of Caren D'Ambrosio and her husband Michael of Wilmington and Frank Mahoney and his wife Diana of Waltham.

Jack was born in Boston. He grew up in Medford and then his family moved to Arlington. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. Jack was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia where he was a Military Police Officer and also ran the Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service. After being discharged from Active Duty, Jack served in the Army Reserves and lived in Washington D. C. where he continued to work for the Government Laundry Service. Jack worked for Polaroid in Waltham and New Bedford for over 20 years where he met his beloved wife Jean. Jack and Jean settled in Burlington in 1972. He then went to work for Digital Corp. in Andover. He owned his own Construction Co. as well, called Squires Construction. In 1999, Jack founded his own company in Burlington called LaserMaster, Inc. Jack led a full and active life. He was a member of the Marriott Health Club for over 20 years, past member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree in Burlington, past Vice President of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2223, past President and Treasurer of the VWTOA Board of Directors, and member of the American Legion Post 273. Jack and Jean loved traveling and enjoyed cruising. They own a timeshare at Weirs Beach in Lake Winnipesaukee and also in Newport, Rhode Island.

The most important thing in Jack’s life was his family. His children and grandchildren brought much joy to his life. Jack was happiest when the house was filled with family, great friends, good food, and wine. He loved feeding the birds and had many bird feeders throughout his yard. He shared his joy of birds with his granddaughter Sydney and together they would fill the feeders. Jack and Jean had just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary in September. They renewed their vows at St. Malachy’s Church in an intimate ceremony with their children, grandchildren and immediate family.

Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers; Memorials in Jack’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880 or The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
 

 

 

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Lois Elaine Cram (McCullock)

July 15th, 1942 - February 2nd, 2013

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Lois McCullock
Lois McCullock né Cram, 70, of Wakefield formerly of Arlington passed away on February 2 at the Epoch Nursing Home. Lois was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Cram. She was born in Boston on July 15, 1942. Lois was the loving mother of Shawn McCullock of Everett, Steven Duguay, Audrey McCullock, Peter Duguay and the late Ronald Duguay. She was the proud grandmother of Kailyn, Kelsie, and Jessica and great grandmother of Cameron. She is suvived by many loved family and friends. Funeral Services and Internment were private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the funeral home.

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Rose Marie DePrimeo (Chabre)

April 13th, 1942 - January 3rd, 2013


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CHABRE, Rose Marie (DePrimeo) Of Woburn, January 3. Beloved wife of 50 years to Gil Chabre. Loving mother of Larry and wife Kim of Malden, Michael and wife Pattie of Stoughton and Cindy of North Reading. Devoted grandmother of Matthew, Jeffrey, Jessica and Christopher. Sister of Joseph A. DePrimeo Jr, William DePrimeo, Peggy Firicano, Ralph DePrimeo and Richard DePrimeo. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from The DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue, ARLINGTON Monday morning at 9:00, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 in St. Agnes Church. Interment to follow Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting at The DeVito Funeral Home on Sunday 3:00 to 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rose's memory to: The American Diabetes Association 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or condolences visit, devitofuneralhomes.com
 

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Anne Joan Carlisle

April 4th, 1942 - August 1st, 2012


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CARLISLE, Anne Joan, of Arlington, August 1, 2012. Beloved sister of Miriam Carlisle of Lexington, VA. Loving aunt of Eve C. Stewart & husband Jason Moody of Oakland, CA; Jane C. Stewart & husband Freddy Fuentes of Lexington, VA; and Caroline C. Stewart & husband John Arunga of Newton. Also survived by 6 grand nieces and 1 grand nephew, whom she cherished, as well as many cousins and friends.

A graduate of Arlington High School and Mount Holyoke College, she worked for Arthur D. Little, Wang Laboratories, and had retired from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care where she managed the Information Systems Audit Group.

She also served as Town Meeting Member in Arlington for many years and was a regular volunteer at the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm in Methuen.

Relatives and friends invited to attend a memorial visitation at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., ARLINGTON on Friday, August 17th 4-6pm, and her memorial service in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Elm St., Harvard on Saturday, August 18th at 10:30am. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be made to MSPCA at Nevins Farms, 400 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844; American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; or National Asthma and Allergy Foundation, 8201 Corporate Dr # 1000, Hyattsville, MD 20785. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
 


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From Joyce Radochia on January 29th, 2013
 Anne was a smart, funny, wise woman with so many talents and interests.  We shared many good times in Town Meeting and at other community events.  I keep expecting to run into Anne around town and cannot believe that she is gone.  I miss her.
 
From Judy Ditmars on August 20th, 2012
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These are some flowers from Anne's funeral. It was a gorgeous service. I learned so much about Anne. She was interested in: art, music, an animal lover, scuba diver, bird watcher, lover of nature, traveled to China and Australia for her work, won a scholarship at work to begin a new program, was smart, funny, and her own person.
Judy

 

Amelia Marie "Emmy" Solari (Rush)

February 2nd, 1943 - May 25th, 2012


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Amelia Marie “Emmy” Solari Rush, 69, Kokomo, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Emergency Department of Howard Regional Health System. She was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Sommerville, Mass., to William C. and Ann F. (D’Ovidio) Solari Sr. On Dec. 14, 1963, she married Richard Rush, and he preceded her in death.

She had worked and retired in 2008 from Delco Electronics after 42 years of service. She graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass.

She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kokomo.

She is survived by a daughter, Rose Rush, Kokomo; a brother, William Solari Jr., Lebanon, N.H., and grandchildren, Parker and Sophia Rush.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard J. Rush, and son, Anthony Rush, on April 21, 2012.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kokomo. The Rev. Father Theodore Dudzinski will officiate. Burial will be at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, and also one hour before the service at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greentown Masonic Lodge No. 341.

Arrangements are being handled by Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, Greentown.


 

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Constance Mary "Connie" Geannaris (Karras)

July 5th, 1942 - March 2nd, 2012

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CONSTANCE MARY GEANNARIS KARRAS

KARRAS, Constance Mary Geannaris Karras Of Arlington March 2. Beloved wife of Nicholas J. Karras. Loving mother of Pari Doherty and husband James of Arlington, Nina Martorana and husband Roger of Arlington, John Karras and wife Amanda of Arlington. Proud Nana of Jacqueline, Carissa, Alexa, Nikki and Jim. Daughter of Catherine Geannaris and the late Soto Geannaris. Sister of Mary Goshgarian and husband Gary Goshgarian, George Geannaris and his late wife Lorraine Geannaris.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from The DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1145 Mass Avenue, ARLINGTON, Tuesday at 9:00am followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00am in St. Athanasius the Great Church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting at the DeVito Funeral Home on Monday 4:00 to 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Constance's memory to St. Athanasius the Great Church, Arlington.

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From Gail Hodgdon Noble Srigley on March 4th, 2012

Connie and I attended the Hardy Elementary School together and were friends for many years.  My best wishes and God's blessings be with her family.  She was a beautiful person and proud to have called her friend.

 

John Everett "Jack" Magee Jr.

1942 - December 14th, 2011

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John E. Magee Jr. and Geraldine M. Magee

 

ANDOVER — Magee, John E. "Jack" Jr. and his wife Geraldine M. "Jeri" (Greene) of Andover, Dec. 14,2011

Loving father and mother of two adoring children; two loving grandchildren; two siblings; many nieces and nephews and a large group of loving friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family all funeral services are being privately held. If you would like to honor Jack and Jeri's memory, please make memorial contributions in both Jack and Jeri's name to the Alzheimers Assoc., 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472 or Bread & Roses,58 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.

 

 

 
 
 

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John Byron Kelley

March 20th, 1942 - May 27th, 2011

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Obituary for John B. Kelley
KELLEY, John B. ("Kell") of Arlington, MA. He passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep, Friday, at home. Born and raised in Arlington, MA he graduated from Arlington H.S. class of 60’, and attended Brewster Academy and Boston College, class of 66’. He was a long-time Arlington resident. “Kell” enjoyed a long career in the relocation industry, before semi-retirement, working for the town of Arlington. He loved to read, watch movies, but most of all just loved spending time with family and friends. Kell was always there on the sidelines and in the stands cheering his sons and family at sporting events. He always had a supportive ear and was willing to help. Kell was known for his wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, contagious laugh and long lasting bear hugs. He was a devoted husband, and passionate about his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Beloved husband of Barbara (Fennell) for 44 years. Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jonathan Kelley of Boston, MA and Robert Kelley of Arlington, MA and three grandchildren. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Tuesday 10 am. Funeral Mass in St. Agnes’ Church at 11 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 5-8 pm. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's name to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave, Suite #2, Norwood, MA 02062. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
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Gerard Paul "Jerry" Faiola

June 1st, 1942 - November 23rd, 2010

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Gerard P. Faiola

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FAIOLA, Gerard P "Jerry" In Woburn, Tuesday, November 23rd. Beloved husband of Alice M. (Dalton) Faiola. Loving father of Candy Kenton and her husband Jeffrey and Donna M. Maguire and her husband Timothy, all of Woburn and the late Gerard F. "Jerry" Faiola. Dear brother of Ralph Faiola and his wife Anne of Gloucester. Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Brian, Allison, Jack, Sean, and Katelyn. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,

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From Dave Rivers on November 24th, 2010
Image Jerry was one of the nicest people we know.  All of us that grew up together in the neighborhood around Grove St and started out at Cutter School will always remember him.  Not only was he our class President, he was a great friend and classmate. We will all miss you Jerry

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Norine Elizabeth Gianonni (Lewis)

November 14th, 1942 - October 30th, 2010

 
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Norine Giannoni Lewis

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LEWIS, Norine Giannoni Of Arlington October 30. Daughter of the late Michele and Marie Giannoni. Sister of Jane Button and husband Gerald of CO., and Ann Prato and husband Nello of CA. Also survived by 2 nephews, 3 nieces, cousins in Italy, Massachusetts and Florida and her lifelong friend Astrid Moden Aradi and husband Michael of Groveland, MA as well as many friends. Norine worked for the Teacher Corp. in Providence, RI. Later, she moved to St. John, US Virgin Islands where she worked as Literacy Coordinator for the public school system. All are welcome to attend a celebration of her life commencing 9:00 am on Saturday, November 6, in Mt. Auburn Cemetary, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA. Following interment, a memorium and reception will be held in Story Chapel of Mt. Auburn Cemetary. In lieu of flowers donatrions in Norine's memory to VNCH Hospice Care, 37 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474 or VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880wouldbe appreciated. www.devitofuneralhomes.com

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Michael Leo "Mike" Daley

May 16th, 1942 - February 8th, 2010

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Dr. Daley
Dr. Michael Daley
(1942-2010)

Dr. Michael L. Daley, 67, a resident of Germantown, TN, died unexpectedly Monday, February 8, 2010, in Memphis, TN. He was the son of James J. Daley and Agnes E. (Hallisey) Walton and graduated from Arlington, MA, high school. He served in the USAF, 1960-1964. Dr. Daley was a Ballard Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Memphis. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, BSEE 1968, and the University of Rochester, MSEE 1970, PhD 1973. Dr. Daley’s early work focused on human eye tracking and the development of predictive mathematical models. He received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Dept. of Ophthalmology and Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, OR. He then obtained a position at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he conducted research on methodologies to detect subtle changes in vision associated with diseases such as optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis and became interested in neurological diseases and traumatic brain injury. In 1988 he accepted a position as an associate professor in electrical engineering at Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis). Dr. Daley began to work on cerebral blood flow and intracranial pressure and has presented his work at several international conferences, including the Intracranial Pressure (ICP) meetings. His research included collaborations with several colleagues at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His most recent work focused on modeling of blood flow through the brain and alterations caused by traumatic stroke. His goal was to develop a method to continuously assess cerebrovascular pressure regulation from pressure recordings obtained from brain-injured patients in the intensive care setting. This knowledge would be critical to adapting the clinical care individually to the patient, hopefully greatly improving the outcome of procedures employed. In this endeavor Dr. Daley enlisted collaborations in the USA, Europe, and Scandinavia. For several years Dr. Daley directed the high school regional Science Olympiad and a summer enrichment program for rising ninth graders. In 1997 he served as President of the Tennessee Academy of Science. In 1996 he received an Outstanding Engineer award from IEEE and was a Life Senior Member. Dr. Daley has contributed to over 50 articles to professional publications and holds a patent. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol; his daughter and son-in-law Leah and Stephen Uftring of Fredericksburg, VA. He also leaves behind his siblings: James (Lorraine) of So. Dennis, MA; John of Hyannis, MA; and Mary Perini (Richard) of Arlington, MA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

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From Dave Rivers on April 2nd, 2010
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We will miss you friend and classmate.
We had Mr Eaton for a special math class together.
A few of us got 800's on our Math  SAT's.
I always remember you writing in my yearbook "To the Brain thats Lazy"
I guess that was because I never seemed to pay attention but when Mr Eaton called on me I would give the answer.  In reality from what we read on your obituary and your career you were the real Brain.  Dave Rivers Friend & Classmate
 
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Marcia L. Rugg (Caveny)

April 10th, 1942 - December 6th, 2009

 
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From Bob Kelley on February 21st, 2016
Fairwell my good friend who came to me for support and advice in her youth. RIP and continue to search for truth.
 
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Steven John "Steve" Oreto

June 17th, 1942 - March 23rd, 2009

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From Glorianne Lowe on August 11th, 2010
Steve was a good friend to me all through high school. We had one major thing in common, we both loved to dance. I will always remember the sock hops at the Immaculate Conception church in Cambridge where we tore up the floor. I'm glad he got to pursue his dream as a radio DJ. You might remember his radio personas, Jack Shannon or Jack Diamond. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing and am proud to say that I can include his wife Debra and daughter Mary as very dear friends. See you in the hereafter, Steverino.
 
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James Christopher "Jay" Ford

December 8th, 1942 - February 7th, 2009

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Sally Eleanor Green

- - 2009

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From Mimi Durham Tudman on March 21st, 2010
Sally was a beautiful girl and as nice as she was pretty.  We pray that God will take care of her.
 

Richard Louis "Rich" Querze

November 29th, 1942 - July 4th, 2008

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From Chris Ligor on June 24th, 2010

Richie was a fun person to be with..even though he was two years younger then me ..we played alot of football games at Wollaston Ave...and did some goofy things at times..I hope and pray that Richie will be with us ALL in the very near future...right here on a cleansed new earth where there will be no more suffering... pain...sorrow..Richie will hear Jesus' voice and come out of the memorial tomb  ..yes even the' STING OF DEATH WILL BE NO MORE'..will we be there to welcome him back to a PARADISE EARTH.. This is a promise made by Christ Jesus..'You will be with me in Paradise'..A friend from the past...Chris Ligor

 
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Thomas C. "Tom" Christopher

September 1st, 1942 - June 18th, 2008

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From Carl Wirsen on March 8th, 2010
TC was my best friend as well as best man at our wedding. We were close over all these years from his time in the service to his time in Conway MA to his return to Waltham. We continued to have as great a time over all these years as we did at AHS. When Tom got ill he was still a very positive person and the SOB still wiped me in golf. We still cry about losing him but smile about all the memories. To you Tom, Carl
 

Louise Marie Belanger (Fisher)

July 2nd, 1941 - May 30th, 2008

 
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David Bruce "Bert" Bertolami

September 3rd, 1941 - April 18th, 2008

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From Dave Rivers on February 9th, 2010
Image We miss you friend and classmate. I guess the accident we had in 1961 when your car rolled over 9 times in Lexington was not our time.

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Gene Wesinger

March 23rd, 1941 - April 18th, 2008

Honorary Member, Class of 1960

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Prudence Evans Straight (Howard)

September 29th, 1941 - February 13th, 2008

 
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Ruth Marie "Ruthie" Darcy (Richards)

May 1st, 1942 - 2008

 
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From Dave Rivers on February 6th, 2010
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We miss you Ruthie Cousin, Friend and classmate.
It was great meeting you in Huntington beach the year before your passing.
Life many times is too short

Dave Rivers

 

David A. "Gibbie" Gibb

February 27th, 1941 - December 10th, 2007

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Nancy Rona "Terry" Fenton (Thorpe)

January 19th, 1943 - August 8th, 2007

 
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Elizabeth Ellen "Liz" Blinkhorn (Corvi)

February 28th, 1943 - August 7th, 2007

 
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From Sheila Scanlon Piacentini on February 16th, 2011
Iwill always remember a very close,fun friend.

Sheila
 

Marshall Joseph Derby

December 19th, 1942 - May 16th, 2007

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His mission: Find homes for everyone

By Ian B. Murphy/Staff writer GateHouse News Service Thu May 24, 2007, 06:57 AM EDT Lexington His mission:

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Marshall Derby may be best known as the Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB) chairman, a position he held for 15 years. He died Wednesday, May 16 at his home at age 64.

Marshall Derby always gave his friends laughter, retaining his sharp wit to the end of his battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was also a giver to total strangers, helping families in need have a chance to live in Lexington. He gave his family love, showering his wife, two children and four grandchildren with caring, understanding and knowledge.

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From Marshall Derby on October 14th, 2010
The URL/link to Marshall's passing seems to no longer be active, but I saved his obituary. It's included here.

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His mission: Find homes for everyone
 
By Ian B. Murphy/Staff writer
GateHouse News Service
Thu May 24, 2007, 06:57 AM EDT
 
Lexington
 
Marshall Derby may be best known as the Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB) chairman, a position he held for 15 years. He died Wednesday, May 16 at his home at age 64.
 
Marshall Derby always gave his friends laughter, retaining his sharp wit to the end of his battle
with pancreatic cancer.
 
He was also a giver to total strangers, helping families in need have a chance to live in Lexington. He gave his family love, showering his wife, two children and four grandchildren with caring, understanding and knowledge.
 
But Derby’s own words about giving, read by his friend and business partner Morton Hodin during his eulogy to Derby at Temple Isaiah Friday, describe him best. “What you get is a living, what you give is a life.
 
” He died Wednesday, May 16 at his home at age 64.
 
Derby may be best known as the Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB) chairman, a position he held for 15 years. Combining his professional knowledge of real estate development with his genuine desire to help others, he took the reins of the town’s municipal affordable housing organization and quadrupled its stock.
 
“During his period of leadership and inspiration LexHAB increased its housing stock from 12 to 15 units to the 50 we now have,” said Bill Hays, who has served on the LexHAB board since its inception in 1983. “We’ll be hard put to find any three people who will together be able to give the town and our agency the expertise, the inspiration, the commitment and the leadership that Marshall brought to bear.”
 
Derby coordinated a collaborative effort between the town, the Lexington Rotary Club, and Minuteman Regional’s carpentry program to acquire available lots in Lexington and build houses on them, to become available for low to moderate income families seeking to live in Lexington.
 
“Not only was he very, very smart, and had all sorts of business acumen, but he was also a real doer,” said Selectman Norman Cohen. “If he felt there was a chance we could get a piece of land and build a house on it, he persisted. He wouldn’t give up.”
 
Laura Derby, his wife, observed Derby over the years as he happily gave his time to helping young families find homes in Lexington. “It was so wonderful to watch. It mattered so much to him to help people live in our town who couldn’t normally.”
 
Derby was born on Dec. 19, 1942 in Arlington, where he also attended school through his graduation in 1960. He moved on to Tufts University, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1964 and master’s degree in 1965, the latter in chemical engineering.
 
He began his career in real estate development in 1969 with Benjamin L. Cohen and Sons and in 1986 he began at H & D Development, working alongside Hodin until 1995.
 
His life was filled with other duties, spent mainly for the benefit of others. Derby was a Lexington Town Meeting member for 20 years. He worked with the Junior Chamber of Commerce in the 70s at what is now the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Concord helping to teach young men who were incarcerated. He served as the president and trustee of the congregation at Temple Isaiah, and he worked with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to provide free small-business administration consultation.
 
“He was most generous with his time, but he never bragged about it, so most people had any idea how much he was doing,” said Hodin.
 
Laura Derby said that despite his many duties away from home, her husband always put his family first. His daughter Rebecca pointed out that just like in his professional life and town life, he engaged his role as a father with compassion and understanding.
 
“He was very caring and giving man,” she said. “He listened well to what they were saying, and usually succeeded in helping them. He loved knowing how things worked. He had a very curious mind, and he loved sharing that.”
 
Derby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year ago, and since then he had been flooded by letters and visitors who eagerly accepted the chance to share with him the profound effect he had on them. According to Rebecca and Laura, they number in the hundreds.
 
In a letter sent to Derby from a resident that he helped move into Lexington through LexHAB, she wished him “warm thoughts, hugs, and positive energy,” and included a picture of her baby daughter.
 
“Although I have only met you on one occasion, you often cross my mind” said the resident, whose name was omitted by the Derby’s in consideration for her privacy. “Because of you and many others we are able to live in the community.”
 
The last months have provided an outlet for such sentiments.
 
“There’s nothing lucky about having a disease that you know will kill you soon,” said Laura Derby. “But it gave people a chance to say the things they wanted to him, and he to them, which was a good thing.” After years of bringing smiles to friends, family, and people he had never met, it was Marshall Derby’s turn to smile. The day before he died, according to Laura, his daughters Rebecca and Sara, and his grandchildren Nate, Sadie, Mark, and Eliza, sat by his bedside and spoke to him.
 
“At that point, he was able to do very little,” she said. “But he heard their voices, and he got that huge smile on his face.”
 

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From Mark Kahan on October 14th, 2010
Dear AHS Classmates, no simple note can capture the wonderful caring man Marshall was. He had a quick wit, and a bright, realistic, do-the-right-thing style. He made things happen.
 
I had the great privilege of being his friend from grade school through AHS, Tufts, and beyond. Our dads’ cars would be parked in the local Temple’s lot, and if we could, we’d choose a car, hop in, and take turns tuning the radio to see who could get the furthest ball game. We laughed and shared. And, every time we saw each other over the decades, that never changed.
 
Marshall was a man apart. In talking, during his illness, he quipped, “Ah, if I had known then what I know now, I would have ordered more really expensive wine! :-)  When we were sad, he made us laugh. He set a standard as to what life is all about. Good friends are few and far between, and I, like many of you, feel blest in having known him. 
 
          Mark Kahan
 
From Joyce Radochia on February 11th, 2010
Marshall Derby was one of the sweetest, nicest guys ever.  He was bright and funny and one of my favorite boy-pals in high school.  I'll always remember him with fondness and sorrow that he is gone.

Joyce Hepburn Radochia
 
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David Charles Heuser

October 15th, 1940 - April 29th, 2007

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Phillip Robert Ligor

April 1st, 1942 - March 19th, 2007

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From CHRIS LIGOR on April 5th, 2010

MY BROTHER PHILLY.. AS HE WAS CALLED BY CLOSE FRIENDS HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR PEOPLE AND ENJOYED WORKING WITH THEM IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE..BASEBALL COACH...DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB COUNSELOR..BIBLE STUDENT TEACHER..TO NAME ONLY A FEW..I KNEW HIM FOR OVER 60 PLUS YEARS AND ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS HUMOR AND DOWN TO EARTH CONVERSATIONS..HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD LISTENER AND ASKED US NOT TO BE AFRAID TO EXPRESS OUR INNER MOST FEELINGS..IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE A 'HEALING OF OUR SOULS' SO TO SPEAK..AND FOR THE MOST PART IT DID WORK FOR MANY..HE BELIEVED AND TAUGHT THAT THOSE IN THE MEMORIAL TOMBS WOULD HEAR JESUS VOICE AND COME OUT TO A NEW LIFE RIGHT HERE ON EARTH IN A PARADISE GARDEN-LIKE HOME..AND LIVE FOREVER WITHOUT PAIN..CRYING..SORROW OR DEATH WOULD BE NO MORE..I HOPE TO BE THERE TO WELCOME HIM BACK ..TOGETHER WITH OUR WHOLE FAMILY ..FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.   .JOHN 5:25-30

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Joan Leslie Caldwell (Beardsley)

September 26th, 1942 - March 12th, 2007

 
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From Marcia Young on April 1st, 2010
Joan will always be remembered as a bright shining star.  So much enthusiasm and energy. 
 
From John Farren on February 19th, 2010
I shall always remember Joan singing "O Holy Night" at the 9th grade Charistmas pagent at JHSW.  To this day it is the most beautiful rendition that I have ever heard.  R/Jack 
 
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Richard Dean "Mal" Malatesta

January 8th, 1943 - January 26th, 2007

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From Chris Ligor on June 5th, 2010

I knew Richie only because he was my brothers age and they kinda hung around together..and  also his brother Phil   because we were in the same class of 1958 ..He was a happy soul and we always enjoyed his humor and light-heartedness...sorry to hear of his death..much too young to leave his family and friends and loved ones..I believe we will be united  again in the very near furtue ..right here on a cleansed earth free from pain ..sickness and sorrow ..yes even the sting of death will  be no more..this is a promise made by Jesus when he said to the man next to him on the torture stake..'You will be with me in paradise'..and Richie will hear Jesus voice and come out of the memorial tomb..will we be there to welcome him..I hope and pray that all who loved him will be there..with opened arms..Luke 23:39-43 and John 5:25-30..A Friend From The Past..Chris Ligor

 

Catherine Camille "Kay" Russo

November 18th, 1942 - July 25th, 2006

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                    Obituary for Catherine C. Russo
 
Date:            July 30, 2006
 
 
 
Catherine C. “Kay” Russo, 63, of Waltham, formerly of Arlington, died Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kay was the beloved daughter of the late Camille (Ross) Russo. Kay was a 1960 graduate of Arlington High School where she was active as a member of the Field Hockey Team and Captain of the Tennis team. Kay was the recipient of the 1960 Frederick V. Ostergren Memorial Award, presented to the outstanding male and female athlete in the senior class by the Arlington Touchdown Club.
 
Kay graduated from Boston University, Sargent College with a degree in Physical Education. She returned to Boston University to earn a Masters Degree in Education. Throughout her adult life, Kay was an active member of the Boston University, Sargent College Alumni Association.
 
Kay taught and coached for over 20 years at Concord-Carlisle High School. More recently, Kay specialized in gerontology, where she enriched the lives of the individuals who were fortunate to be in her care.
 
Kay is survived by several beloved cousins, and many close friends, all of whom were blessed to share her loyalty, humor, companionship and good counsel for many years.
 
A Funeral was held on July 28th from the DeVito Funeral Home, Arlington. The funeral Mass was at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church in Waltham. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Catherine Russo’s memory can be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Boston 02130. 

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From Leah Magnifico on September 25th, 2014
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From Mimi Allen Black on March 31st, 2010
I remember what a warm and friendly gal Kay Russo was to all during our high school years.  So many lovely members of our class are no longer here on earth but remain alive in our memories of them.
 
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Mary Frances Cronin (Levensaler)

December 2nd, 1942 - June 4th, 2006

 
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Jane Ellen Bowser (Spellman)

April 15th, 1942 - May 11th, 2006

 
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Shirley Mary Ann DeAngelis (Valentino)

- - 2005

 
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John Franklin "Johnny" Goodwin

1942 - May 29th, 2004

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From Carole Aubrey Cignotti on April 1st, 2014
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From Robert Sullivan on March 2nd, 2010
I grew up with "Goodie" in the great 50s, along with Casey. Played ball, although "Goodie" was a much better ball player than me. Even went to his wedding. Sorry to hear of his passing.  RIP
 

Stephen Earle Feehan

October 9th, 1942 - September 29th, 2003

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Elaine Teressa "Kelli" Kelliher (Coleman)

July 9th, 1942 - February 2nd, 2003

 
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From Marie (McCarthy) Neal on June 28th, 2010
Elaine and I became friends at the West through CYO softball.  We lost contact until the first renovations to the JHW where I was teaching.  Her sister became our school secretary and Elaine came to see her.  We renewed our friendship and expanded it.  I miss her everyday.  I will always remember her wearing hats as an adult to weddings (mine was one), christenings and funerals.  She loved life and is missed.
 

Judith Ann Winn (Vaughn)

1942 - October 21st, 2002

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Timothy David Hannon

August 18th, 1940 - July 30th, 2002

 
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From Chris Ligor on April 25th, 2010

We used to call him 'Timmy'... he was a quiet soul who would never hurt a flea. We always played ball on wollaston ave in front of his house..we chopped down a few trees at what was called Kenny Hill Field.We would also catch many a garder snake  and a few grasshoppers..and many a frog in the pond ..try and build a tree house or fort  on top of a tree limb near his home..In the winter we would sled down Kenny Hill until we were close to being frozen and frost bite.  His mother lived to over 100 years old ..she was like an angel in demeaner..she always had an inviting spirit and always treated us kids with diginity and love..After Timmy died we would visit Mrs Hannon and share with her the wonderful hope of the resurrection..yes someday soon Timmy will hear Jesus' voice and come out of the memorial tomb and live a peaceful life on a paradise earth promised  by our Savior Jesus Christ ...John 5:28 and 29

 

Thomas Angelo "Tom" D'Allesandro

November 16th, 1942 - June 22nd, 2002

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Marie Ann "Magee" Miller (Colbert)

November 16th, 1942 - March 20th, 2002

 
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From Joe Winn on May 18th, 2010
Image you were a lovely girl----God love you...
 

Carl C. Meulengracht

July 11th, 1942 - February 5th, 2002

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From David Simpson on November 21st, 2013
I have thought about you all these years i was young back then,i am 57 now.I am glad i found you,rest in peace you classy man.
 
From John Citron on February 24th, 2012
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I'm truly sad to have finally found you only but too late to say I'm sorry that it didn't work out between us.
 I hope you found someone special to brighten your days.
"Goodnight, sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"
 

John Rockwood "Jack" Gordon

January 15th, 1942 - May 29th, 2001

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Walter Paul Dickson

June 13th, 1940 - May 27th, 2001

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From Dave Rivers on February 6th, 2010
Image We miss you Walter, Cousin, Friend and Classmate.

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George Edward "Chubby" Lowder

September 19th, 1942 - May 16th, 2001

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Walter Edward "Walt" Bullock

March 30th, 1942 - May 5th, 2001

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John J. "Jack" Moriarty

1942 - 2001

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Walter "Paul" Carroll

June 5th, 1942 - October 12th, 2000

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From Dave Rivers on March 4th, 2010
Image We will miss you friend and classmate. I always will remember our lunches in the High School Cafeteria.
 

Elsbeth Gale "Beth" Wyman (Keough)

August 15th, 1942 - August 5th, 2000

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Ray Richard on February 9th, 2015
You always had a peice of my heart
 
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Janice Elaine "Jan" Stevans (Collier)

September 6th, 1942 - June 21st, 2000

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Lindsay Collier on March 4th, 2010
Jan was the love of my life for nearly forty years. She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful wife, and a wonderful friend. It has been almost ten years since I lost her and, even though I have moved on with my life, there is never a day that I don't think of her. I often think of the wonderful times we enjoyed while at AHS (I was class of 59) and the start of our married life back in Arlington. The day after we lost her a rainbow surrounded our home in Rochester, NY which inspired me to write a book about how our lost loved ones stay in touch with us. This book, Jan's Rainbow, has helped many people deal with losses and I re-dedicate it to Jan. Forever in my heart - Lindsay
 
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Edward Malcolm "Eddie" Baxter

July 17th, 1941 - May 22nd, 2000

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Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Parker

February 17th, 1943 - February 3rd, 2000

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Marcia Young on April 1st, 2010
I will always remember Annie's infectious laugh.  She was such a good person and so much fun to be with. 
 
From Dawn Wallace on March 5th, 2010
To Annie

A sweet high school friend 
 
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Janet Ellen "Jan" Wilson (Mahoney)

October 12th, 1942 - January 3rd, 2000

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Robert "Bobby" O'Brien

1942 - 2000

Honorary Member, Class of 1960

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Ruth Ellen Gray (Shea)

July 7th, 1942 - September 12th, 1999

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Rebecca Davis on January 22nd, 2012
I taught with Ruth many years ago in Japan.  She was so very kind and a wonderful friend.  I have truly missed her and was saddened to hear she is no longer with us.
 
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Robert James "Bob" Miller

February 15th, 1941 - February 1st, 1999

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Suzanne Wesley "Sue" Collier (Bolton)

- - 1999

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Dorothy Farrell on June 24th, 2010
Miss you still, and think of you often and all the crazy things we did. Love you.
 
From Lindsay Collier on March 4th, 2010
I still miss you and think of you often. You'll always be my little sister.
 
From Kay Corbin on February 7th, 2010
MANY MEMORIES OF A HAPPY YOUNG LADY.   REGRETFULLY, I WILL SAY A PRAYER FOR YOU. 
 

Walter Earle Melville

July 28th, 1942 - November 15th, 1998

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Douglas J. "Doug" Parker

October 1st, 1942 - July 30th, 1998

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Nancy Marie Boutiette

March 30th, 1942 - January 12th, 1998

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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James Francis "Obie" O'Brien Jr.

November 19th, 1942 - July 4th, 1997

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From Richard Martins on September 26th, 2010
I was a friend of "Obie" from the day he entered Brackett school, from North Cambridge, to the date, July 4, 1997, of his untimely passing. He was a good friend to all of us and is missed by all.  Rest in peace.    Marty (Richard Martins)
 

Edward J. Hill

May 4th, 1940 - October 20th, 1996

 
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Jane Marie "Janie" Buckley

October 26th, 1942 - August 15th, 1996

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James "Jimmy" Plunkett

October 10th, 1940 - April 22nd, 1996

Honorary Member, Class of 1960

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Joyce Anne Ohanesian

December 27th, 1941 - March 13th, 1996

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George Phillip Chateauneuf

- - 1995

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Martha Burnham (Johnson)

February 25th, 1943 - October 30th, 1994

 
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From John Morse on December 27th, 2013
I was saddened to hear years ago of Martha's passing. Her brother Tommy was a close friend and Martha was like a sister to me. She was a wonderful person with a great heart
 
John Mors
 

Karen Marie "Aze" Azar

January 13th, 1943 - November 9th, 1993

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Marcia Young on April 1st, 2010
Karen was one of my best friends in junior high and high school.  We shared many good times.
 
From Joyce Hepburn Radochia on February 28th, 2010
Karen was a dear friend for many years, from 5th grade,, when she moved across the street from me until shortly before her death.  We had lost touch for many years, but we were able to reconnect and pick up where we had left off while she was undergoing treatment.  I will always be sad that I did not get to see her again, but I cherish the memories of both good and sad times that we shared.
 
From Joyce Radochia on February 11th, 2010
Karen was one of my best friends from the 5th grade on.  She was a smart, loyal, and devoted friend. 


 

Janet Marie "Cooky" Cook (Dowe)

June 4th, 1942 - July 9th, 1993

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Maureen Ann O'Connell (Winn)

January 15th, 1943 - March 13th, 1993

 
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Miriam "Diane" Stanley (Goodwin)

January 24th, 1943 - April 25th, 1988

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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George Edward Ducharme, Jr.

March 23rd, 1942 - February 5th, 1988

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From Jack Farren on October 7th, 2010
George and I were the best of friends.  We both llived in the 100 block of Brattle Street.  "The Hill" to residents.   I still have a picture of the two of us, at or about age 4, wearing (those dreaded) snow suits and up to our waists in the white stuff. We were the same age and went through Cutter, JHW and AHS together.  While we inevitably drifted apart as I moved around the country, I can say that my life has been the better for having known George. 
 
From Peg Ducharme on February 15th, 2010
Image A tribute to my twin brother, George Edward Ducharme

Excerpts from the "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann:

"Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars and, whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should".

"Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth..... Nurture strength of spirit".

 
From Dave Rivers on February 6th, 2010
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We went thru Cutter, Jr High West, and High School Together.
We remained friends until your passing.

Dave Rivers Friend & Classmate
 

Charles S. "Nick" Nickerson

May 23rd, 1940 - December 1st, 1985

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Raymond "Parker" Hudson

- - 1985

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Robert Thomas "Bob" King

May 30th, 1940 - September 5th, 1984

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Carman Joseph "Snooky" Ranauro, Jr.

June 27th, 1941 - May 1st, 1982

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From Glorianne Lowe on August 11th, 2010
"Snooky" and I grew up on the same street and were close friends until his passing.  He was a sweet and gentle soul and will always be remembered with love.
 
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From Roberta (Kezima) DeFeo on February 6th, 2010

Forever in our hearts.

 

Robert Joseph "Shep" Sheppard

April 16th, 1941 - March 1st, 1978

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Joanne Braun on July 4th, 2014
Forever in my heart....
 
From Darcy Silva (Sheppard) on July 8th, 2010
Shep was my dad, he has 3 daughters Dianne, Doreen, & Darcy.
He has 4 grandchildren, Coleman, Breanna, Brooke & Jordan.
His wife, Bobbie, passed away Feb 2008.

Jim Prendergast pulled this up for me. 
He is the father of my lifelong friend Gale.

Thanks for remembering him & feel free to share any memories you may have
 
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Richard Douglas "Dick" Belanger

June 8th, 1942 - March 1st, 1975

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Daniel Francis Doyle

March 31st, 1941 - June 2nd, 1973

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David Mark Stevens

August 7th, 1942 - April 4th, 1972

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Richard Howard "Dick" Buzzell, USN

September 27th, 1942 - December 19th, 1970

Honorary Member, Class of 1960

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From Marcia Young on April 1st, 2010
I will always remember one of my first "dates" in Jr High School was attending a dinner party at Kacey Spangler's house with Dickie Buzzell.  He was wild and crazy kid at times.  Many thanks for the service and sacrifice he made for our country. 
 
From Marie (McCarthy) Neal on February 16th, 2010
I remember Dick from 7th grade at the West on.  I saw his name on the Vietnam Wall in Washing DC when I chaperoned a music group from the Ottoson Jr. High (West) in 1989.  It brought back a lot of great memories!  I thank Dick and all of our armed forces for what they have sacrificed for us.
 
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Joyce Mary Carmody (Ceppi)

October 13th, 1942 - October 10th, 1970

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Linda (Parsons) Duncan on April 26th, 2016
When I was a little girl I used to visit my grandparents in the summer.  They lived on Linwood Street in Arlington across the street from Joyce's family home.  I was friends with her youngest sister "Susie" and I spent a lot of time at their house.  I remember how pretty Joyce was and SO very nice.  She was also a great mom. 
 
From Connie Botelho Kvicala on July 1st, 2010
Joyce and I worked at W.R. Grace after high school.  She was such a great person -- so neat and smart  and always looked perfect.   I was very sad when I heard of her passing year back.   
 

Robert Charles Tedford, USA

July 13th, 1942 - March 22nd, 1969

"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Al. (Albie) Tucci on May 23rd, 2014
Bobby Tedford was one of the nicest kids I have ever met,in jr high school he always had a smile on his face.Bob I would like to thank you for the ultimate sacrefice you have made for us to live the lives we have lived,I honor and respect this classmate.
 
 
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Clive N. Wilson

1942 - January 11th, 1969

    "Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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From Joyce Radochia on January 26th, 2012
I remember Clive well.   Junior high in the 1950's was filled with good times with friends at dances, parties, and other events.  Clive was a sweet, friendly, intelligent and handsome boy.   Many girls had a crush on him at one time, but it didn't seem to spoil him.   What a tragedy that he died so young.   In my memories he will never be older than fourteen.
 

Paul F. Zani

May 7th, 1942 - November 1st, 1968

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From Chris Ligor on April 6th, 2010

I knew Paul from a very young age..from 5 yrs old to when he died at Symins hospital back in 1968... about 21 years ...he was way to young to die...somebody groofed at the hospital..he loved life and enjoyed playing baseball for many years in the AYA ..Arlington Youth Association and was a great pitcher and my brother Philly was his catcher and they did win some championship titles..Ara Avakian was there coach and mentor and helped them mature to fine young men..I loved Paul's family especially his MOM ..she was a wonderful loving person who always was so nice to us while we were growing up..We played golf together a few times even in our later years of life ..we always had a good relationship..many fond memories...We will meet again very soon on a cleansed earth free from sickness and death will be no more..That's a promise that Jesus gave to the person next to him on the torture stake..in essence to all of us..'You will be with me in Paradise'.... Luke 23:39-43

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From AL DiSessa on February 25th, 2010
I remember Paul, but not during our Arlington High School Years.  It was the summer before he passed away. (1968 sounds right.)  At the time we were both in the Army National Guard of Mass.  It was during our summer 1968 two-week active duty in Camp Drum New York where we became friends.  We were both in the 1st Battalion 110th Armor HQ'd in Worcester Mass.  We spent those two weeks shuttling ammo between 90mm tank ranges and the ammo dump ... a dirty job both Paul and I, well, endured mainly by cleansing our lungs with a 6-pack most every night.
After summer camp, we both returned to our regular National Guard Jobs, me as Medical Platoon Sgt. and Paul in the Transportation platoon of our HQ Company in Worcester.  We made plans to get together but he was hospitalized, I learned, shortly after summer camp.  It must have been in November 1968, during a week-end drill, that I learned he had passed away.  It's funny how after all these years you remember such details and how a re-kindled friendship, albiet short, resurects itself. and how Paul made that summer camp, on a dirty job, that much more bearable over 42 years ago! 
 
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Maureen Ann Kelleher

- - 1967

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From Mimi Durham on February 8th, 2010
Maureen was a sweet and wonderful girl.  God bless her.
 

Sanford E. "Sandy" Abbott, Jr.

February 3rd, 1943 - February 7th, 1964

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Frederick G. "Fred" Battite

1943 - 1959

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Lee Thomas

January 5th, 1942 - May 2nd, 1957

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From Joyce Radochia on July 23rd, 2012
 Dear Lee,
I have carried the memory of you with me for 55 years.  You brought more joy to the world in fifteen years than many others can  in so many more.  Your warmth, your humor, your love and your kindness will live forever.  I grieve for the life you lost, but I have never forgotten you.  You can still make me smile with thoughts of the fun, mischief, affection and friendship we shared.

Love always,
Joyce
 

Adrienne Nesta "Adie" Johnson (Keefe)

1942 - -

 
"Life is not measured by how long we live, but how well..."

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Mary Jane Hansen (Ward)

1942 - -

 
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