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Parker G. "Buzzy" Milliken, Jr.

April 5, 1951 - February 23, 2015

Parker G. "Buzzy" Milliken Jr., 63, of Brockton, formerly of Needham, died on February 23, 2015. Beloved husband of Deborah A. (Kamel) Milliken. Loving father of Tyler P., Mariah M. and the late Kimberly Milliken. Son of the late Parker G. and Irene E. "Jackie" (O'Brien) Milliken. Son in law of Virginia Kamel. Brother of Sally A. Larson and her late husband Larry, Scott Milliken and his wife...
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Ruth Jeanette (Wainwright) Savilonis

May 20, 1918 - February 21, 2015

Ruth Jeanette (Wainwright) Savilonis, 96, of Natick, died at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Ruth was a 70 year Natick resident. She worked at TJ Maxx in Natick and was a former waitress at the Natick Officers Club. Beloved wife for over 60 years of the late John Savilonis Sr. Loving mother of Ronald Savilonis and his wife Georgia of Ft. Worth TX, Carol Bartholomew of Fort Worth TX, Edward...
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David Allan Campagna

January 6, 1964 - February 20, 2015

David Allan Campagna, age 51, of Needham, MA and most recently of Lexington, MA died peacefully surrounded by those he loved, on Friday, February 20, 2015. He was the beloved son of America Campagna and the late Ferdinand J. Campagna. Dear brother of Gary and his wife, Maryann of Orleans, MA, Valerie Freund and her husband, Joseph of Sarasota, FL, Cathy Walsh and her husband, Mark of Norfolk,...
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R. Wayne Burgess

February 18, 2015

R. Wayne Burgess of Needham MA age 86 passed away on Feb. 18, 2015. Beloved husband of Betty Lee (Cook) Burgess of 60 wonderful years. Devoted father of Deborah L. Banks & husband Mark Banks, Patricia A. Simpson & husband Russell Simpson, Susan L. Rizzo and Robert W. Burgess, Jr. Adored grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 10. Also survived by his sister Susan Coombs and brother Norman...
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James J. "Jake" Cipriano

July 30, 1919 - February 16, 2015

James "Jake" Cipriano passed away on February 16, 2015, he was 95 years old. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Catherine (Giovanella) Cipriano, daughters Linda and Cabot Devoll of Canton, Janet and Edward Harrington of Newton, and son Michael and Patricia Cipriano of Newton. Jake is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Julie, Michael, Mark, Kristen, and Monica, as well as 4 great grandchildren. ...
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Helen Scalzi

July 10, 1917 - February 15, 2015

Helen (Derenzo, Spiess) Scalzi, passed peacefully at the Blair House in Milford on February 15, 2015 surrounded by her family at the age of 97. Helen was born to the late Louise and Joseph Derenzo in Needham, Mass on July 10, 1917. She raised her family in Needham MA and after 25 years with Honeywell enjoyed retirement on Cape Cod and Hollywood Florida. Helen loved spending time with family and...
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Meredith Hinsley Reis

March 21, 1926 - February 10, 2015

Meredith Hinsley Reis, formerly of Needham, Massachusetts passed away Tuesday February 10, 2015 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, her home for the last several years. Meredith was born in Worcester, MA in March 1926; daughter of Emma Hinsley ; she is the sister of the late Debra Hinsley, Jean Hinsley, and is survived by her sister Barbara Weiner of Santa Barbara California, and survived by numerous...
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Alice Louise (Struebig) Morrison

July 13, 1921 - February 8, 2015

Alice Louise (Struebig) Morrison died peacefully in Boston on February 8 at the age of 93. Alice is predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Ronald Linton Morrison. Alice is survived by her children, Ronald L. Morrison Jr. and his wife Karen of Rockport, MA, Bonnie Pinter and her husband Matt of Big Rapids, Michigan, Beth Morrison and her partner Dr. John Bartlett, of Houston, TX and Brian...
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Jay Walters

January 6, 1962 - February 8, 2015

Jay Walters, 53, of Needham, loving husband and father died February 8, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jay loved to spend time outdoors with his family, biking, travelling and had an interest in coin collecting. He worked as a systems architect at Harvard Management Co. Jay is survived by his wife of 30 years Sue Findlay, and their daughters Emma and Sophie. He was predeceased by...
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William H. Cruickshank, Jr.

May 23, 1925 - February 7, 2015

William H. Cruickshank Jr. was born in 1925, in Big Indian, New York. Spending his youth fishing and skiing in the mountains he loved, he joined the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops in WWII. Badly wounded in combat, he was awarded a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Bronze Star for Valor. During his two-year recovery he met and married Dorinda Townsend Pell, and they spent 60...
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Wesley Richard Currie

February 29, 1932 - February 4, 2015

Right from birth, Wesley Richard Currie made an entrance and lit up the room. He was the first baby born in 1932 on February 29th, in Maine General Hospital earning a $5 prize which paid for the delivery. Wes, being a leap year baby, was 21 years old, which he was at heart. Wes moved to Needham at a young age and lived there until he married. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for...
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Christopher A. Lanfear

January 17, 1971 - February 4, 2015

SERVICE RESCHULED TO TUES FEB 10, 2015 AT 10 AM Christopher A. Lanfear, 44, of West Newton died on Feb 4, 2015 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. Born in Castro Valley, CA he had lived in Newton for over 17 years. He received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from Northeastern University. He as a Sr. Analyst for Technology Business Research. Chris was a passionate volleyball player,...
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Aldo Vincent Alessandrini

August 20, 1921 - February 1, 2015

Aldo V. Alessandrini, 93, of Needham, passed away at home on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Aldo was the beloved husband of the late Flora "Baby" (Miano) Alessandrini and the loving father of Gerard Alessandrini of Needham and New York City. He was the brother of the late Vincent, Nina Donnaruma and Alba Surles. Uncle of many nieces and nephews including Madeleine and Phil Minotti of Andover, Nino...
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Martin L. Haas

April 15, 1923 - January 31, 2015

Martin L. Haas of Beverly, formerly of Dover and Reading died on Jan 31, 2015 peacefully at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of Marju (Saarse) and the late Elizabeth (Taylor) Haas. He is survived by his children Jeff and his wife Lea of E. Wakefield NH, Marilyn Haas of St. Augustine FL, Steve and his wife Donna of Boise ID, step children Robert Harriman of RI, Linda Harriman and Karin...
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Shirley A. (Kelley) Quilty

February 1, 1931 - January 28, 2015

Shirley A. (Kelley) Quilty, of Needham, died on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 83 years old. Born in Newton, Shirley grew up in Needham and was a graduate of Needham High School. After she was married, Shirley and her husband, Ralph settled in Needham and have been residents since 1954. Shirley was a graduate of Needham High School. She...
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Marie G. (Lane) Patterson-Lorey

November 15, 1926 - January 27, 2015

Marie G. (Lane) Patterson-Lorey, of Needham passed away on Jan 27, 2015 at Avery Manor in Needham. She was 88. Born in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Marie graduated from Roslindale High School. She had worked as an administrative assistant at the Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham for many years. Marie was the beloved wife of Kenneth Lorey and the late William H. Patterson, the...
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Daniel Charles Garland

September 25, 1972 - January 26, 2015

Garland Daniel Charles, died unexpectedly at the age of 42 on January 26, in Florida, during a business trip. He was the much beloved husband of Shannon MacDonald, sister of Jill Garland and son of Charles Preston Garland and Ann Bush Garland. Dan was born September 25, 1972, in Portland, Maine. When he was four years old, his family moved from Falmouth to Saco. He graduated from Deerfield...
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James W. Armstrong

June 19, 1925 - January 24, 2015

James W. Armstrong , 89, formerly of Needham died in Windham NH on Jan 24, 2015. Jim was born in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin and received his undergraduate and masters degree from Northeastern University in electrical engineering. He served in the US Navy in Corregidor and the Philippines and later worked for MITRE Corp in Bedford for 28 years. Jim was a very active member of Christ...
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Mary E. (Lyons) Warren

October 4, 1930 - January 21, 2015

Mary Elizabeth (Lyons), Warren, age 84, of Newton Highlands, formerly of Brighton, passed away peacefully, January 21, 2015. Mary graduated from Presentation High School in Brighton and Boston Clerical School. She enjoyed working many years as a secretary at Newton South High School. Mary is survived by her beloved husband John P. "Jack" Warren, her son John P. Jr. and his wife Kendra of...
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Jean M. (Colley) Carson

May 17, 1935 - January 18, 2015

Jean M. (Colley) Carson of Needham, passed away on Sunday, January 18th at Briarwood Healthcare at the age of 79. Born in Boston Jean was the daughter of the late Herbert and June (West) Colley. She was raised and educated in Dorchester and was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School. Jean worked for Trader Joes in Needham as a receptionist for many years and had worked prior at Buckley...
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Donald E. Ferellec

December 14, 1957 - January 16, 2015

Donald E. Ferellec, 57, a longtime resident of Needham, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, January 16, 2015. Donald was predeceased by his parents Jeanne and Matthew Ferellec of Needham and his brother Michel Ferellec of New Hampshire. He is survived by his brother Bill and his wife Kathy of Norfolk and his sister Maria Knorr and her husband George of of Andover NJ. He was the Uncle of...
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Marilyn Louise (Calder) Corrigan

November 25, 1938 - January 16, 2015

Marilyn L. (Calder) Corrigan of Newtonville and Harwich passed away Jan. 16th after a brief illness. Beloved wife of 55 yrs. to Daniel O. Corrigan Sr. Devoted mother Marilyn L. (Calder) Corrigan of Newtonville and Harwich passed away Jan. 16th of Daniel O. Corrigan Jr and his wife Teresa of Newton, Dianne (Corrigan) Bastarache, and her husband Joseph Laurie of Marlboro, Brian Corrigan and his...
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Elizabeth Anne (Brock) "Betsy" Prescott

September 16, 1958 - January 16, 2015

Elizabeth A Prescott, known to friends and family as Betsy, passed away suddenly on January 16, 2015. She was 56 at the time of her death. Betsy was born in Boston in 1958. She married the love of her life, James R. Prescott, on August 4, 1979. She is survived by her children; Michelle LaPierre and husband John LaPierre, James C. Prescott and wife Meghan Prescott, grandson Cameron Prescott,...
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Kathryn C. Bowman

September 18, 1935 - January 14, 2015

Kathryn C. (Crehan) Bowman, 79, of Newton Highlands (MA), died suddenly on Wednesday January 14, 2015. She was born in Hartford CT, daughter of the late Mark J. and Gertrude (Parsons) Crehan. Kate received a bachelor's degree in math from Connecticut College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard Radcliff. She taught math at Newton High School for several years before becoming a...
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William E. "Bill" Blaisdell

May 25, 1944 - January 10, 2015

William E. "Bill" Blaisdell of Natick formerly of Newton died at his home on Jan 10, 2015. Bill was born in Newport RI and grew up in East Dedham. He Had been a active member of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton Upper Falls where he taught CCD and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was Director of Plant Services at The Stone Institute in Newton Upper Falls for over 20 years and was an...
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Ralph E. "Bill" Bailey Jr.

December 31, 2014

Ralph E., "Bill" Bailey Jr., a good friend to many, passed away in his home in Wellesley, MA on Dec 31 from a quiet struggle with heart failure. He was 86. Mr. Bailey was born in Boston to the late Mabel and Ralph E. Bailey of Needham and Wellesley, MA; and pre-deceased by his brother, Andrew Bailey of Dedham, MA. He is survived by his children, Stephen C. Bailey, William B. Bailey and his...
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Frances A. (Zikorus) Long-Lussier

December 9, 1924 - December 24, 2014

Frances A. Long-Lussier died peacefully in the Mary Morse Nursing Home in Natick, of natural causes, on Christmas Eve, at 90 years old. She was born on December 9, 1924 in Needham. Her parents, Rose and Walter Zikorus, were immigrants from Lithuania, who had come to America for a better life. Rose and Walter had six children, Frances, Helen, Fred, Edward, Albert, and Walter. She was the last...
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Madeleine Macy Osborn

November 18, 1922 - December 24, 2014

Madeleine Macy Osborn of Newton Centre, age 92, passed away December 24, 2014 at her home after a long illness. Born November 18, 1922 to Emily Lieber and Francis Macy in Cohasset, MA where her father was a keeper of the Minot Ledge Lighthouse. She was descended from Thomas Macy, one of the first settlers on Nantucket. Madeleine was one of 5 siblings, all born in different lighthouses – Marie,...
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Paul S. "Pinka" Monroe

April 2, 1949 - December 21, 2014

Monroe, Paul S. "Pinka", of Wendell MA, formerly of Dover MA, December 21, 2014. Son of the late Philip E. and Helen E. (Methven) Monroe. Brother of Douglas R. of North Wakefield NH, Richard M. of Fitchburg and Alexander R. of Millis. Memorial Services will be at a later date.
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Walter O. Farrell

February 10, 1924 - December 17, 2014

Walter O. Farrell of Ashland, died on Wednesday,December 17, 2014. He was 90 years old. Walter was a graduate of Newton High School, Bentley College and Rutgers University. A US Army World War II Veteran, Walter was injured in Bastoigne and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a retired Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Walter was a 32nd Degree Mason and a...
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Catherine "Kay" (Montuori) Capone

December 15, 2014

Catherine (Kay) Capone (Montuori) of Needham died Monday, December 15 at North Hill. Kay was born in Somerville in 1918 the daughter of Evelyn and Anthony Montuori. She married M. David (Dave) Capone (d. 2003) in 1949. She is survived by her children Linda Capone of Kingston, Diane Wells of Uxbridge, David of Norfolk, and Steve and daughter-in-law Kelly...
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Howard E. Bamforth, Jr.

May 7, 1933 - December 14, 2014

Howard E. Bamforth Jr. of Walpole, MA died peacefully and comfortably at his home Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a brief illness. Born on May 7, 1933 in Needham, he joined the Army before graduating with his Needham High Class of 1952. He spent his youth and young adult years working in the family business, Howard E. Bamforth & Sons Movers. During the slow moving times of year and the winter...
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Cecelia T. (Dixon) Moran

June 30, 1924 - December 13, 2014

Cecelia T. (Dixon) Moran, of Newton Centre, December 13, 2014. Beloved wife for 65 years of Francis J. Moran. Loving mother of Joan M. Moran of Newton Centre. Sister of Ann Robinson of Framingham, Rita Dixon of Waltham, her late twin brother John Dixon and the late Mary Newitt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and pets. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1321...
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Rosemarie Ann (Barisano) Tocci

November 8, 1931 - December 11, 2014

Rosemarie Ann (Barisano) Tocci, of Needham died on Thursday, December 11th at Wingate of Needham, following a long illness. She was 83 years old. The daughter of the late Dominic & Concetta (Mosca) Barisano, she is survived by her husband Edmund Tocci of Needham, her 4 children Edmund Tocci Jr & his wife Nadine of Needham, Glenn Tocci & his wife Celeste of Auburn, NH, Wayne Tocci of Nokomis,...
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Donald G. MacKay

April 9, 1923 - December 9, 2014

Donald G. MacKay, of Newton died on Dec 9, 2014. He was 91 years old. Born in Boston, Don graduated from Mechanic Arts High School and served in the US Army during WW II. He spent his career at Boston Edison retiring after 52 years. Don was a Life Member of Fraternity and Fuller Lodge AF & AM, a member of the Aleppo Temple Shrine, Scottish Rite, Palestine Chapter OES and Past President of the...
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Jean P. "Jeannie" Heppler

March 17, 1960 - December 5, 2014

Jean P. "Jeannie" Heppler of Dedham, formerly of Needham, died suddenly on Friday night December 5th as a result of injuries sustained from being struck by a motor vehicle. She was 54 years old. Born and raised in Needham, Jeannie was a graduate of Needham High School Class of 1978. Jeannie lived in Dedham for the past 20 years. She was a former employee of GTE in Needham and most recently had...
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June (Chin) Wong

June 8, 1925 - December 4, 2014

June (Chin) Wong, of Needham died on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her home. She was 89 years old. June grew up in Brockton and attended school there. She worked as a restaurant hostess for many years. She was the beloved wife of the late Warren Wong, and the loving mother of Stephen D. and his wife Jacqueline of Chelmsford and Frederick S. Wong of Needham. Grandmother of Stephen, Allison...
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James B. "Jim" Muckerheide

November 29, 2014

James B. Muckerheide, 71, of Needham died Saturday, November 29 with his family around him. Born in Vineyard Haven, MA, Jim was the son of the late Virginia (Dias) and Arnold John "AJ" Muckerheide. He graduated from Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville, IN, and attended Purdue University, and graduated from Lowell Tech with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. Jim worked in the nuclear field...
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Edward Chungman Chan

February 24, 1932 - November 23, 2014

Edward Chungman Chan, a resident of Quincy and a former longtime resident of Newton, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2014 at the age of 82. Mr. Chan was born in Canton, China on February 24, 1932, the eldest son of Chan Chik and Mo Yue Ha. He had an adventurous and tumultuous life, experiencing ideological persecution in his native China before swimming to freedom in Hong Kong. There,...
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Anthony James "Jim" Travers

May 28, 1924 - November 23, 2014

Anthony James, "Jim" Travers, Lexington, died on Sunday, November 23rd at Lawrence General Hospital. He was 90 years old. Jim was a World War II, US Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He spent his career working for New England Telephone, working his way up from lineman to Division Manager when he retired in 1984. He enjoyed photography and was a staunch Republican....
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Albertine G. (Houle) "Tina" Homsi

September 3, 1950 - November 22, 2014

Albertine G. "Tina" (Houle) Homsi, of North Attleboro, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was 64 years old. Born in Salem, she was raised and educated in Lawrence. Tina was a graduate of Lawrence High School. A resident of North Attleboro for 33 years, she worked as a Customer Service Rep for 25 years for BayBank and Bank of America. Tina was the...
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Guido Guarino

November 17, 2014

Guido Guarino, of Norfolk, formerly of Needham, passed away November 17, 2014. He was 78 years old. Guido was the owner of Gino's Restaurant in Needham Center for 20 years and Guido's Bakery for 4 years, before moving to its current location in Walpole. He was a former member of the Needham Knights of Columbus and the Needham Business Association. Guido was the husband of the late Isabella ...
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Eleanor K. "Ellie" (Williams) Mirabito

June 2, 1934 - November 16, 2014

Eleanor "Ellie" K. Mirabito, 80, of Newton, Massachusetts, passed peacefully away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1934 in Reading Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. Williams and Esther L. (Reardon) Williams. She resided in Newton for 56 years. She is survived by her husband Vincent F. Mirabito and her three cherished sons, Vincent...
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Patricia J. (Jacques) "Pat" Gaudet

May 13, 1924 - November 16, 2014

Patricia J. "Pat" Gaudet, 90, died peacefully in Westborough on November 16, 2014. Born in Bingham, Maine to Philip O. and Marian M. Jacques, she was the oldest of their four children. Pat was a graduate of Skowhegan (Maine) High School and Vesper George School of Art in Boston. Pat worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a technical illustrator, where she met her future...
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Joan L. (Carter) Gibbs

July 9, 1938 - November 12, 2014

Joan L. (Carter) Gibbs, of Waban passed away on Nov 12, 2014 at her home. She was 76. Joan volunteered at Newton Wellesley Hospital for over 30 years, was Past Pres. of Quinobequin Quilters and former registrar for the Girl Scouts in Newton. Joan was the beloved wife for 51 years of David A. Gibbs, the loving mother of Leslie C. Agulnick and her husband Seth of Raymond NH and grandmother of...
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Elaine J. (Salamone) Corbo

January 30, 1929 - November 11, 2014

Elaine J. (Salamone) Corbo, 85, of Dover, passed away November 11, 2014 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. The beloved wife of the late Robert "Joe" Corbo, Elaine leaves 2 sons, Michael A. and his wife Anne Corbo of RI, Robert L. Corbo of Vermont and grandson Derek M. Corbo of RI. She also leaves her sister Marcia White of Needham and many nieces and nephews. Elaine was active...
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Gayle Carol Dempsey

November 7, 2014

Gayle Carol Dempsey, a longtime resident of Needham, MA died on November 7th. Gayle attended Northfield School for Girls then earned her bachelor's degree from Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC Greensboro). She went on to become a pioneer in computer software, working to build one of the first computer text editors. Gayle's great passion was playing duplicate bridge...
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Lynn (Pawelchuk) Rush

June 19, 1931 - November 7, 2014

Lynn Rush, 83, of Needham, Massachusetts, passed away on November 7, 2014, at the Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center with her family at her side. She was born on June 19, 1931 in Montreal, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Michael Pawelchuk, and is survived by her sister Ann Carlough of Cohoes, NY, and Brother Michael Pawelchuk and his wife Margaret of Hamilton,...
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Helen E. (Dwyer) Reid

June 8, 1923 - November 5, 2014

Helen E. (Dwyer) Reid a resident of Newton Highlands for 50 years, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at her home. She was 91. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Bridget (Sheaw) Dwyer. Mrs. Reid was a member of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton Upper Falls. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Reid and the mother of Paul Reid and his wife Ellen...
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Salvatore F. "Sam" Fanara

November 4, 2014

Fanara Salvatore F. of Needham on Nov 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Agresta) Fanara, the father of Fran Bostic of Needham and her late husband Bill, Grampy to Suzanne Tratenberg and her husband Dan of Plainville and Christina Bostic of Franklin and uncle of Alphonse Fanara of Dedham. He was the brother of the late George and Frank Fanara, Josephine Ferrera and Ann...
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Richard A. Hurd

December 2, 1931 - October 31, 2014

Richard A.Hurd, 82, passed away on October 31, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Gertrude A. and Harry L. Hurd, he was born in Greenfield, MA on December 2, 1931 and moved to Needham in his teen years. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma. They were married for 41 years. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Hurd & Pamela Hurd, Brenda Ecsedy and son, Richard,...
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Joseph M. Crosby

April 2, 1929 - October 30, 2014

Joseph M. Crosby, of Newton Highlands on Oct 30, 2014. He was 85. Joe graduated from Boston College Class of 1950, served in the US Air Force Reserve, and worked for Varian Corp for 35 years, retiring as Manager of Engineering Services in 1992. He was a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Parish, former Financial Secretary of Crozier Council K of C and a member of the David I. Walsh General...
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John F. Logan

February 20, 1930 - October 29, 2014

John F. Logan, 84, died among family in his home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The son of Michael and Mary Logan, John was raised in Brighton, MA. He is survived by Marie (Connors) Logan, his wife of more than 53 years, his three sons, Mark D. Logan and his wife Nancy, Barry A. Logan, and Brian E. Logan and his wife Maria, and seven grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Katherine, James, Burke,...
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Barbara Nadine (Schellenbach) Milligan

October 26, 2014

Barbara Nadine (Shellenbach) Milligan, 83, of Needham Mass, had a wonderful life – and Barbara Milligan created thousands of wonderful memories for those lucky enough to meet her and to know her. She is survived by her husband, John Francis Milligan, her eight children: Mark, Dee, Michelle, Kathleen, Paul, Maureen, Victor, and Billie Jean; and 17 grandchildren who knew her as Barbara, 7...
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Amelia (Mazzenga) Socci

February 13, 1928 - October 24, 2014

Amelia (Mazzenga) Socci a longtime Needham resident died on Friday October 24, 2014 at home with her family at her bedside. Born in Pietrafitta, Frosinone Italy Amelia was the daughter of the late Jerardo and Maria (Cicoritti) Mazzenga. Amelia married Mario Socci in 1946 in Italy and moved to this country and started their lives in Brighton. Amelia and Mario later moved to Needham in 1956...
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Frances Hamlen Converse

February 16, 1925 - October 23, 2014

Frances Hamlen Converse, who was born, raised, and a 67-year resident in Dover, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday October 23, 2014 at the Tippett Home in Needham. Frances was 89 years old. Frances was born in her Dover home ("Woods End") on February 16, 1925 to Catherine Ames Royce Hamlen and Robert Cushing Hamlen. She is predeceased by her elder brother, Frederick Royce Hamlen, and...
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Carol Ann Paul

January 6, 1948 - October 23, 2014

Carol Ann Paul, of Newton, October 23rd after living with a stroke for more than 4 years. Carol Ann is survived by Joseph Rizza who was a consistently loving and supportive partner for a long time. Her memory is much cherished by children Max and Tara Paul of New York City and Gavin and Lia Paul of Scottsdale Arizona as well as Alex and Daniela Rizza. Her great strength and sense of humor live on...
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Long XinRong Visnick

December 1, 1962 - October 23, 2014

Long XinRong Visnick of Newton Center Loving mother, wife, sister, friend, and colleague. Born in LuoYang, HeNan Province, China. Bachelor of Architecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1986, and Master of Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1989. Practicing architect and partner at Visnick & Caulfield Associates, Boston. Wife of Burton Visnick, mother of Cora and Kyra...
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F. Hartwell "Hart" Swaffield

April 13, 1915 - October 20, 2014

F Hartwell "Hart" Swaffield, well into his 100th year, and with his family by his side, died peacefully in Medfield on October 20, 2014. Born in Providence to the Reverend Walter Douglas Swaffield, DD, and Helen Hartwell Swaffield, he was raised with four siblings; Esther, Gordon, Miriam and Millicent. Upon graduation from high school in Taunton, MA, Hart attended Brown University where he...
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Chloe M Malast

October 18, 1993 - October 19, 2014

Chloe M. Malast of Needham on Oct 19, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Richard J. and Sally Malast and sister of Nathan Malast all of Needham. Niece of Dorothy and Max Malutta, Lois Bunse and Dorothy Sank and also surviced by many cousins. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Sat Oct 25 at 11 AM in the Carter Memorial United Methodist Church 800 Highland Ave Needham....
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Maurice Vanderpol

July 12, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Dr. Maurice Vanderpol, of Needham, MA, died peacefully in his sleep on October 19 at the age of 92. A renowned psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Ries lived a life full of accomplishments, while overcoming significant adversity. He will be remembered for piloting a school consultation program that, for the first time, brought mental health perspectives to the public school setting. Honoring a...
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Edna A. (Smith) Wainwright

May 29, 1917 - October 19, 2014

Edna A. (Smith) Wainwright a longtime resident of Needham, died on Sunday, October 19, 2014 art Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. She was 97 years old. Born in England, Edna came to the US, at the age of 12, with her parents Joseph T. and Annie Smith. She was educated in the Needham Schools. Edna worked at the William Carter Company for 32 years. She was also employed by Calvert's and CVS in...
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Diane M. Damanski

October 18, 2014

Damanski, Diane M. of Newton, formerly of Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away October 18, 2014 at the age of 58 following a battle with cancer. Diane was a graduate of Governor Livingston High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglass College. She began her career as a professional dancer and through her willingness to adapt, coupled with her warm personality, forged a...
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Alice Albina (Anzivino) Coppinger

February 16, 1930 - October 8, 2014

Alice Albina (Anzivino) Coppinger, of Needham and East Falmouth passed away after a courageous battle with a brief illness on October 8, 2014, with her family at her side. She was 84 years old. Born just a few years after her parents immigrated to the United States, Alice grew up in Newton, MA. There, a flourishing vegetable garden and homemade wine were symbols of the lifestyle her parents...
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Richard W. Eaton

June 7, 1932 - October 6, 2014

Richard W. Eaton, age 82, passed away on October 6th after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Chester W. Eaton and the late Blanche (Salt) Eaton, and the loving husband of Nancy Lee (Carter) Eaton, his devoted wife of 60 years. Born and raised in Needham, Dick graduated from Needham High School in 1950, and went on to attend Dartmouth College, graduating in 1954. Upon graduating from...
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Christopher J. Quinnan

April 29, 1956 - October 3, 2014

Christopher J. Quinnan, of Needham, died suddenly at his home on Friday, October 3rd. He was 58 years old. Chris lived his adult life behind the scenes at Hillcrest Gardens with his brother Joe. He was a member at St. Joseph Church, attended St. Joseph School, graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1974, and received a B.A. in social work from St. Francis College in Biddeford, Maine. ...
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Lorraine M. (Muse) Crosby

October 3, 2014

Lorraine M. (Muse) Crosby, of Newton Highlands died at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester on Oct 3, 2014. She was 86. Born and raised in Boston, Lorraine graduated from Emmanuel College in 1950 and was active with the Alumni Assoc, and had published "The Thimbleletter" for over 25 years, and was a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church. Lorraine was the beloved wife of Joseph M. Crosby and...
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John C. MacMaster

December 4, 1913 - October 1, 2014

John C. MacMaster, of Needham, died on Wednesday, October 1st at The Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Natick. He was 100 years old. John was born in Jamaica Plain on December 4, 1913, the son of Abner and Ida (Ferguson) MacMaster. He moved with his parents at the age of two to Greysboro County, Nova Scotia, Canada. When he was 15, John returned to Massachusetts and lived with...
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Nancy Sinclair (Lakamp) Simpson

February 18, 1935 - September 27, 2014

Nancy Sinclair Simpson of Dover, and Sanibel, Florida passed away peacefully in her Dover home on September 27, 2014 at the age of 79 with her family by her side. Nancy is the loving mother of Stephen M. Sinclair and his wife Rebecca M. of Palo Alto, CA; Sandra L. Harte and her husband Stephen D. of Westwood, and Suzie S. Hultman and her husband C. Trent of Jackson, WY. Nancy is survived by her...
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Giovanna Merola

June 14, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Giovanna Merola was born in Florence Italy on June 24, 1921. She attended the Liceo Michelangelo School and received a "Dottore in Lettere Laurea" from the University of Florence. During World War II she met Alfred Merola in Florence, who was stationed with the Fifth Army Medics, while he was visiting relatives. They became engaged and were married in Florence after Alfred was discharged and...
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Catherine J. "Kitty" (Kilraine) Ward

August 5, 1941 - September 13, 2014

Catherine J. "Kitty" Ward, of Watertown, died on Saturday, September 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Roscommon, Ireland on August 5, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Kilraine. Kitty was a Watertown resident for the past 40 years. A devoted homemaker, she also worked at Perkins School for the Blind, Litecontrol and Saint Patrick's Parish. She was an...
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Carson Ellen (Barnes) Fleming

March 7, 1929 - September 13, 2014

Carson Ellen Fleming, 85, of Fox Hill Village, Westwood, formerly of Needham died on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, she was the daughter of the late Katherine Hermes Barnes and John Andrew Barnes. Carson lived a very busy and full life and will be missed dearly by all her family and friends. Her family brought her great...
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David Charles "Dave" Hicks

June 20, 1956 - September 10, 2014

David Charles Hicks "Dave "of Watertown, formerly of Needham died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. He was 58 years old. Dave was an accomplished musician and recording engineer. He also worked as a software engineer. He leaves behind his wife Judith, and three step children Crystal, Candace and Michael all of Newton. He was the son of Helen...
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Elizabeth Anne (Lefevre) "Betty" Gaudreau

October 2, 1934 - September 6, 2014

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" (Lefevre) Gaudreau of Needham died on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. She was 79. Betty was raised in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Edmond J. and Genevieve (Kilbride) Lefevre. A graduate of Newton High School and Boston University, Betty began her career as a teacher at Needham High School. Over her 40-year...
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Mary K. (Smith) Gardner

October 10, 1918 - September 2, 2014

Mary K. (Smith) Gardner of Fuquay Varina, NC, formerly of Needham and Medway, Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Waltham, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Angeline (Murphy) Smith. Mary retired from Babson College in 1984. She was active for many years at St. Joseph Church in Needham and...
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Joseph S. Daniele

January 2, 1937 - August 29, 2014

Joseph S. Daniele, of Needham formerly of Newton Upper Falls, Ret. Fire Chief of Newton and Interim Fire Administrator in Weston died on on Aug 29, 2014 at the Tippett House in Needham. He was 77. Born and raised in Newton Joe attended Newton schools and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hale DD 642. Following his retirement from the Newton Fire Dept., Joe served as Chairman of Metro Fire...
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Todd Allan Ketchum

March 17, 1966 - August 28, 2014

Todd Allan Ketchum of Newton, MA and Tunbridge, VT passed away in Tunbridge on Aug 28 at the age of 48. He is survived by his wife, Laura Tobin Ketchum and his sons, Sam (18), Toby (15), and Nevin (14). He was born on Mar 17, 1966 in Arlington, MA, the son of Carl Ketchum of Larchmont, New York and Beverly Graffam Ketchum of Lady Lake, Florida. He is also survived by his brother Andy Ketchum...
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Helen Kwok

April 10, 1936 - August 23, 2014

Helen Kwok of Newton Centre died on Aug 23, 2014 at the Tippett Hospice House in Needham. She was 78. Helen is survived by her husband Harold, daughter Elaine Kwok, son John Kwok and his wife Lei and her granddaughter Nicole. Her funeral will be held on Thurs Sept 4 at 10:30 AM in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St. NEWTON CORNER followed by burial in Newton Cemetery. Relatives and...
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Renee F. Trey

December 20, 1927 - August 22, 2014

Renee F. Trey, 86, Chestnut Hill, MA, formerly of Maywood, NJ passed peacefully on August 22, 2014. Renee enjoyed a long career with B. Altman of NYC as a jewelry buyer and with Jos. L. Muscarelle, NJ. Her greatest reward was serving as founding member & devoted volunteer for FOCAS, then President of the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, NJ. Renee dedicated her time and energy...
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Claire (McNally) McCracken

October 24, 1922 - August 19, 2014

Claire McCracken, 91, peacefully passed away on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at her home in Needham, MA. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie McCracken of Bangor, ME., and her son James, his wife Jennifer, and their children Christopher and Katie McCracken all of Needham. Claire is also survived by her brother Robert McNally and his wife Florence of Framingham, MA, her niece Anne and nephew...
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Helen F. Morgan

April 25, 1919 - August 16, 2014

Helen F. Morgan, of Needham and Marstons Mills died on August 16, 2014 in Cape Cod Hospital. She was the daughter of Florence F. and Charles H. Morgan. Born in Syracuse NY in 1919 she was raised in Berkley CA, and Brookline MA. She graduated from Brookline High and the Chamberlain School of Retailing. Helen was a Needham resident for over 50 years. She worked for the Charles Stark Draper...
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Spencer Edward Streetman

August 10, 1981 - August 14, 2014

Spencer Edward Streetman, age 33, of Newton Highlands, passed away on August 14, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was the cherished son of Kim and Richard Streetman of Newton Highlands, the beloved brother of Annie Streetman of Brookline and Tyler and Cori Streetman of Denver, Colorado. Spencer attended the Fenn School, the Rivers School, the University of Denver, and graduated with a culinary...
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Eva (Fish) Wagner

August 13, 2014

Eva (Fish) Wagner, 98, of Needham, died peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness Wednesday morning, August 13, at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Braintree. Born and raised in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Celestina (Bazinni) Fish, and the wife of the late Raymond F. Wagner, her loving husband of 55 years. Mrs. Wagner graduated in 1934 from Lynn Classical...
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Richard B. "Dick" Rohmer

April 17, 1938 - August 5, 2014

Richard B. Rohmer of Needham died suddenly on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He was 76 years old. Born in Brighton, Richard was the son of the late Francis C. and Gertrude I. (Gibson) Rohmer. Richard attended Bordenton Military School and graduate from Needham High School Class of 1958. Dick was a US Army Vietnam War Veteran and DAV. He owned and operated Rohmer's Service Station and ultimately...
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Patricia Ann (Morrissey) "Pat" Cogswell

December 6, 1933 - August 4, 2014

Patricia Ann "Pat" (Morrissey) Cogswell, of Chatham and Needham, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in North Adams, Pat graduated from Walpole High School, Walpole NH and Fisher Junior College. It was as the Secretary to the Associate Director of Athletics at Dartmouth College that she was introduced to the man she would later marry. ...
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Amy Elizabeth Blake

March 10, 1982 - August 2, 2014

Amy Elizabeth Blake, 32 of Norwood, formerly of Sharon, died suddenly at Norwood Hospital on August 2, 2014. Beloved daughter of Marilyn Blake of Norwood and Steve and Suzie Blake of Pittsfield, NH. Loving sister to Lisa Blake. Cherished granddaughter to the late Marjorie and Dick Chalmers and the late Doris and Melvin Blake, all of Newton. She is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins...
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Sergio Edward Betancourt, M.D.

March 1, 1935 - July 31, 2014

Sergio Edward Betancourt, 79, of Pittsburgh, PA, and most recently Newton, MA, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014 after spending his final days surrounded by his treasured family. Sergio was born to Sergio Betancourt and Emma Eyerly on March 1, 1935, in Panama City, Panama. He graduated from The Hotchkiss School in 1953, and received his BA in English from Cornell University in 1957, where he...
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Joyce B. (Boudreau) DeLorie

April 21, 1949 - July 22, 2014

Joyce B. (Boudreau) DeLorie, of Auburndale and York ME, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Born and raised in Newton, Joyce was a graduate of Newton North High School Class of 1967. She loved the beach and gardening. Joyce was the beloved wife of David S. DeLorie of Auburndale and York ME and the loving mother of Scott DeLorie of...
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Elizabeth B. "Liz" Larsen

August 27, 1931 - July 20, 2014

Elizabeth B. "Liz" Larsen passed away peacefully on July 20 at 82 years of age with members of her family by her side. Liz was the loving wife of Robert Y. Larsen for 63 years, and the devoted mother to her sons Steven and his wife Gail of Bethesda, MD and Jeffrey and his wife Shawn of Needham, and grandmother to Aidan Larsen, Colin Larsen, and Connor Larsen. Liz was predeceased by her grandson,...
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Lois M. (Hart) Doyle

May 29, 1931 - July 19, 2014

Lois Marjorie (Hart) Doyle, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was born May 29, 1931 in Arlington, Massachusetts, to Francis Clement Hart and Janet Ann (MacLellan) Hart. She attended Simmons College before going to work full time for Boston Edison until she married James McDonnell Doyle (of Newton) in 1955. From the time Lois entered high school, she...
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Eudoxie Cadeau

April 1, 1921 - July 18, 2014

Eudoxie Cadeau, of Needham, died peacefully at her home on Friday, July 18, 2014. Loving mother of Linda Gariboldi of Italy, Frank of Needham, Celine Esparon of Seychelles and Raymond and his wife Bernie Cadeau of Needham. Sister of Maryann Larue of Seychelles. Also survived by several grand and great grandchildren. Eudoxie was a devout member of St. Joseph Church and was very devoted to her...
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Ranald J. McCulloch

July 17, 2014

Ranald, J.McCulloch In Maui, Hawaii, formerly of Newton and Easton, July 17th. Beloved husband of Virginia B. (Byrne) McCulloch. Loving father of Ranald J. "R.J." Kenney of Washington D.C. Son of the late A. Donald McCulloch and Margaret E. (McDermott) McCulloch. Brother of A. Donald McCulloch Jr. of Pennsylvania. Uncle of Timothy McCulloch and A. Donald McCulloch III, both of PA. Survived by...
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Susan A. (Marshall) Steeves

February 3, 1943 - July 14, 2014

Susan A. (Marshall) Steeves, of Needham, died on Monday, July 14th at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. She was 71 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Mildred L. (Humphrey) and William Baker Marshall Jr. Susan was raised and educated in Needham. Sue had a passion for swimming since she was a young child. Some of her favorite places to swim were Holbrooks Pond in...
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Isabella M. (Lobosco) Guarino

May 9, 1939 - July 7, 2014

Isabella M. (Lobosco) Guarino of Norfolk, formerly of Needham, passed away July 7, 2014. Wife of Guido Guarino of Norfolk. Daughter of the late John and Porzia (Fanuele) Lobosco. Loving mother of Joan Tramontozzi and her husband Gino of Needham, Rosemarie Bliss and her husband Andrew of Medway, Joseph and his wife Clair of Walpole, Patricia Barish and her husband Robert of Berwick ME, Robert of...
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Herbert S. Whipple

July 13, 1936 - July 4, 2014

Herbert S. Whipple, of Needham, died peacefully on July 4, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (Mitchell) Whipple. Herb is survived by his children, Diane Conde of Townsend, MA, Linda Egan and her husband Tom of Medway, MA, Herbert Whipple and his wife Cindy of Marshfield, MA, the late Ellen Rains of Blackstone, MA, and Thomas...
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Thomas Arthur Geary, Jr.

October 7, 1943 - June 29, 2014

Thomas A. Geary Jr., 70 of Dorchester, formerly of Newton and Watertown passed away peacefully on June 29th surrounded by his family. Tom was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton. He attended St. John's Seminary in Brighton and graduated from Boston State College. Tom was a retired school teacher, having taught in Framingham and Waltham. Beloved son of the late Dorothy and Arthur...
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Donna M. Bielski

February 3, 1959 - June 29, 2014

Bielski, Donna M., 55, of Dorchester, formerly of Needham, June 29, 2014. Loving daughter of Walter J. Bielski of Hingham, formerly of Needham and the late Mary A. (Costa) Bielski. Dear sister of Thomas Bielski and his wife Nancy of Dover. Aunt of Susanne Francis of Weymouth and Michael Bielski of Newton. Funeral Services are private. In lieu of flowers donations in Donna's name may be made to...
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Rosa (Hinden) Finnegan

February 12, 1912 - June 26, 2014

Rosa (Hinden) Finnegan, a longtime resident of Needham, died on Thursday, June 26th at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. She was 102 years old. Born in Switzerland on February 12, 1912, Rosa arrived in America with her family and settled first in Upper Darby PA and moved to Needham in 1916. She attended Needham Schools. For many years, Rosa worked at Eadie's Restaurant in Needham and knew...
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Alice E. (Vaccaro) Griffin

October 28, 1916 - June 26, 2014

Alice E. (Vaccaro) Griffin, a resident of Needham for over 60 years, died on Thursday, June 26th at her home. In her early years, Alice had worked as a beautician and a secretary. She spent many years as the receptionist at the Needham Town Hall. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Alice enjoyed many summers at Bow Lake in NH, as well as spending time in Ogunquit, ME. The beloved...
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Albert A. Carr

October 25, 1917 - June 25, 2014

Albert A. Carr, of Newton, died on Wednesday, June 25th at his home. He was 96 years old. Born in Somerville, Albert was the son of the late Rocco and Christine (Anzivino) Carchia. Albert retired from Raytheon after 53 years of loyal dedicated service. A passionate golfer, he was a member of Hyannisport Golf Club in Hyannis and was an honorary member of Wampatuck Country Club in Canton. Albert...
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