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

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

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

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

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


Our Obituaries

Frank Ficcardi

July 1, 1929 - December 1, 2016

Frank Ficcardi passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was 87 years old. Frank was pre-deceased by his cherished wife of 58 years, Barbara (Kay) Ficcardi. He was a loving father to his children; Jeanne M. Ficcardi-Sauro of Mansfield, Elinor F. Jarvis and her husband Anthony of Millis, Mary A. Ficcardi and her wife Christann of Dennis, and Frank N. Ficcardi and his partner Katie Gaudaitis of...
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Albert H. "Hank" Genaske

August 20, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Albert H. "Hank" Genaske of Wayland, formerly of Needham, on Nov 30, 2016 age 79 passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility surrounded by family and friends. Hank was born August 20, 1937 to the late Albert Superior Genaske of Newton and the late Katherine Stewart (Clifford) Genaske of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was raised in Newton Highlands with...
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Robert "Bob" Vondenbrink

August 13, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Robert "Bob" Vondenbrink, 79, formerly of Needham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday November 30, 2016. Bob was born in Cincinnati Ohio to George Vondenbrink and Marie (Peebles) Vondenbrink in 1937. In 1963 he married Pauline Huseman of Cincinnati Ohio, daughter of Richard and Mary Louise Huseman, with whom he spent nearly 40 years. Bob graduated from Roger Bacon...
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Alexander Cole Lam-Plattes

December 14, 2011 - November 28, 2016

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

May 5, 1963 - November 27, 2016

Donna L. (Barisano) Greymont passed away on Sunday November 27, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 53 years old. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Douglas Greymont, and her cherished children Samantha and Douglas Greymont Jr. She is the dear sister of David Barisano, Dori Duffy and her husband Michael and...
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Joseph Francis "Joe" Russell, Jr.

July 31, 1934 - November 25, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Francis Russell, Jr., passed away on Friday, November 25th, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Frances M. (McGee) Russell and the father of Peter Russell of South Boston, Patrice Russell of Portsmouth, NH, Mark Russell of Park City, UT, and Stephen Russell of New York City. He attended Needham High School and went on to Boston College, where he excelled both on...
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Daniel Owen Corrigan, Jr.

April 3, 1961 - November 24, 2016

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

April 3, 2016 - November 24, 2016

Corrigan, Daniel O., Jr, 55, of Newtonville, November 24, 2016. Beloved husband of Teresa A. (O'Brien) Corrigan. Loving father of James and Brendan Corrigan. Visiting hours on Sunday from 4-8PM. Complete notice to follow on Sunday. For more information, please visit www.eatonandmackay.com
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Elaine T. (Magner) McDonald

August 9, 1932 - November 23, 2016

Elaine T. (Magner) McDonald passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at her home in Needham. She is survived by her husband Bob. They had enjoyed every day of their 61 wonderful years of marriage. Elaine is also survived by three adult sons, Robert Jr. and his wife Tracy of Lexington, Steven and his wife Donna of Westford, and Michael of Needham. She is also survived by six...
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Victoria Eva (Leskowicz) Thomas

November 22, 1921 - November 20, 2016

Victoria Eva (Leskowicz) Thomas, formerly of Lexington, Massachusetts, passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the Feast of Christ the King, November 20, 2016, shortly before her 95th birthday. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 61 years, James Dustin Thomas, in 2011. Born in Wilmington, Massachusetts, to Ludwik (Louis) and Katherine Leskowicz, she graduated as a Registered Nurse...
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Edward B. Hutchins

November 16, 2016

Edward Bradlee Hutchins died November 16, 2016 at his home, after battling cancer and heart disease and succumbing to it. He leaves his former wife and best friend Jane Santos, his two sons Thomas Hutchins and Michael Hutchins, as well as his grandson Brandon Hutchins and daughter in law Sonia Polanco. Many close friends will miss him as well. Born in Needham at then Glover Hospital in 1939,...
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Pauline H. (Jenkins) Winslow

January 12, 1920 - November 14, 2016

Pauline H. (Jenkins) Winslow of Brewster and formerly of Needham passed away on November 14th at the age of 96, after living a wonderful life filled with love and family. She now joins, with great joy, her husband Richard B. Winslow (a Needham Dentist). They had known each other their whole life and had never been apart. Polly found great joy on being a mother and supporting her husband and...
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Kenneth B. Lorey

October 31, 1921 - November 13, 2016

Kenneth B. Lorey, of Needham passed away on Nov 13, 2016 at the Beth Israel Deaconess-Glover Hospital in Needham. He was 95. Born and raised in Jamaica Plain, Ken graduated for Jamaica Plain High School in 1939 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII and participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy and received 5 Battle Stars. Following the war Ken worked for Farrington Manufacturing in...
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John H. "Jack" Gallagher, Jr.

July 20, 1932 - November 10, 2016

John H. "Jack" Gallagher, Jr. 84, of Needham, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 10, 2016 after a courageous month-long battle with Leukemia. Born on July 20, 1932 in Somerville, MA, he was the son of the late John H. Gallagher and Helen (Murphy) Gallagher, and brother of the late Margarete Marcel, Judith McDonald and Dennis Gallagher. A true Bostonian, Jack was raised...
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Stephanie Hjelm

July 2, 1955 - November 9, 2016

Stephanie Hjelm passed away peacefully on November 9th surrounded by her family and the caring and loving staff at the Charles River Center in Needham, MA. Stephanie was born on July 2nd 1955 in Littleton NH and spent most of her life living with her parents in Franconia and Bath NH. After both her parents passed away in 1995, she was cared for by her Aunts Lillian Hjelm and Lois Ross for many...
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Kenneth M. Morrison

November 9, 2016

On November 9, 2016 Kenneth M. Morrison of Needham after much loving care at Avita of Needham with hospice care provided by Good Shepherd Community Care. He is survived by his devoted wife, Frances, of 51 years, his loving daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly & Timothy Lysaght of Wellesley and his adoring grand children, Coleman and Kathryn and pet, Cletus. He leaves his extended families, the...
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Mary E. (Fitzgerald) Garrity

June 30, 1927 - November 8, 2016

Mary E. (Fitzgerald) Garrity of West Roxbury passed away on Nov. 8, 2016. She was 89. Mary was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. She had lived and raised her family in West Roxbury for 52 years. Mary was the beloved wife for 62 years to Francis D. Garrity and the loving mother of Mary Ellen Copson and her late husband Joseph of West Roxbury,...
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Edward V. Donovan

October 31, 2016

Edward V. Donovan, of Needham, passed away on Monday, October 31st at North Hill in Needham. He was 91 years old. Born in Dorchester and raised in West Roxbury, Ed was a son of the late John J. and Mary P. Donovan. Mr. Donovan attended Boston College but enlisted in the United States Navy before he was able to graduate. Ed met his beloved wife of 66 years, Jean M. (Connelly), at a college...
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Mary Byrd Nickerson

January 19, 1929 - October 23, 2016

Mary Byrd Nickerson, age 87, of Framingham, Massachusetts died Sunday October 23, 2016 at her home. She was born in in 1929 in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina to the late Walter Rufus Byrd and Pauline Skinner Byrd. She grew up in Maysville, North Carolina and graduated from Maysville High School in 1945 and graduated in 1949 from East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC) now East Carolina University with...
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Way Dong Woo

January 21, 1917 - October 21, 2016

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

May 8, 1917 - October 21, 2016

Stanislaw Gustaw Schroter, 99, of Newton Upper Falls, MA passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016 at Waban Health Center in Waban, MA surrounded by members of his family. Stan was born in Katowice, Poland on May 08, 1917, son of Edward Gustaw and Zofia (Szmidecka) Schroter. He was the beloved husband of 70 years to Maria Magdalena Jasienska-Werner. They were married in Rome, Italy on March 19,...
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JoJo David

October 18, 2016

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

January 4, 1980 - October 17, 2016

Daniel W Frodyma of Norwood, born January 4th, 1980, died suddenly October 17th. He was 36years old. Born in Brocton Mass and lived most of his life in Needham. Daniel attended Needham Elementary & Middle schools. He graduated from Minuteman Science & Technical High School in Lexington in 1998, where he achieved the Certificate of Carpentry award for his skills at a craft he loved. After...
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Jo-Ann (Marks) Donald

August 5, 1933 - October 12, 2016

Jo-Ann (Marks) Donald of Needham, passed away on October 12, 2016. Beloved wife for 62 years of David R. Donald. Loving daughter of the late Katherine (Kay) S. Marks and Philip W. Marks. Devoted mother of Joy D. Nickerson of Needham, MA and Thomas P. Donald of Medfield, MA. Loving sister of Diane Marks Huff and her husband Bradbury Huff of Westborough, MA and sister of the late George Marks. Dear...
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Joseph John Sullivan

March 10, 1919 - October 11, 2016

Joseph John Sullivan, 96, of Wareham formerly of Needham passed away on Oct 11, 2016. Born in Brookline, Joe graduated from Boston College and served in the US Navy and the US Army Air Corps during WW II. For several years he operated Acme Trucking and had worked for Cullen Equipment in Boston. He later worked as an office manager for McInerney Specialty Foods. Joe was an avid golfer and had...
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Sidney George Spector

January 12, 1929 - October 11, 2016

Sidney George Spector of Needham, MA, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Beloved husband of Sheila (Paletz) Spector and the loving father of David Spector and the late Meredith Ann Spector. Loving grandfather of Benjamin Spector. Sidney was the son of the late Maurice Spector and Edith Meltzer Spector, and brother of the late Phyllis Spector. He is also survived by his sister-in...
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Barry R. McDonough

March 12, 1933 - October 11, 2016

Barry Richard McDonough of Needham, MA passed away peacefully on October 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1933 to Dr. Eugene F. McDonough, Sr. and Abigail (Barry) McDonough, he was the second of three children. Raised in West Roxbury, Barry frequently accompanied his father on his many house calls, often coming as far as Needham. Barry leaves behind his sister, Abigail ...
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Merritt E. "Mickey" Belle Isle

October 7, 2016

Merritt E. "Mickey" Belle Isle, 88, former pro ice skater, passed peacefully Oct 7th in the loving arms of his family. Born and raised in New London, CT, he was the son of the late Edmond and Nellie Mae (Dexter) Belle Isle. A US Army World War II Veteran, he was discharged from the Army in CA off the war ship the Havorford Victory as a PFC returning from Japan in 1946. Following discharge, he...
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Monica C. Farren

November 14, 1945 - October 5, 2016

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

March 17, 1935 - October 5, 2016

Robert P. Fitzgerald, a longtime Milton and Charlestown resident, passed away October 5, 2016 at the age of 81. He was the son of the late John Francis Fitzgerald, Jr. and Catherine (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald and the grandson of the late John F. (Honey Fitz) Fitzgerald US Congressman and Mayor of Boston. He was a loving brother of the late Reverend John F. Fitzgerald, III and the late Frederick R....
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Carolyn G. "Sis" (Driscoll) Kling

October 2, 2016

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

July 12, 1989 - September 27, 2016

Liam P. Cunningham, a lifelong Needham resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. He was 27 years old. Liam was a graduate of Needham High School, Class of 2007 and University Rhode Island Class of 2011. He worked as a Development Assistant at the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. Liam was also an active participant in Needham youth sports as well as varsity football at...
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Enid M. MacGray

May 29, 1921 - September 26, 2016

Enid M. MacGray, of Needham, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Highgate Manor in Dedham. She was 95 years old. Enid was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Needham for over 80 years where she sang in the choir and served on various boards. She was also a 50- year member of the Girl Scouts of America where as a youth she played bugle in the Drum and Bugle Corp. Enid's was...
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William E. Cohick

June 23, 1922 - September 22, 2016

William E. Cohick, 94, died on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Needham MA at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with his daughter along side. Born on June 23, 1922 in Williamsport PA, Bill was a son of Earl Cohick and Erma (Beech) Cohick, and a devoted husband for 66 years to the late Marie A. (Shoup) Cohick. He had two daughters, Barbara Babcock of Liverpool NY and Susan C. Basta of Norwood MA...
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Carol J. MacKay

February 2, 1949 - September 20, 2016

Carol J. MacKay of Newton died suddenly Sept 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 67. Carol had worked for Grover Cronin's in Waltham and in the Title Dept. for Sun Life of Canada, for many years. Daughter of the late Donald G. and Anna I. (MacKay) Mackay. She is the sister of Shirley A. MacKay of Quincy, Kathy E. O'Malley of Newton, Donald A. MacKay of Nashua and...
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Frank H. Dippo, Jr.

June 23, 1927 - September 18, 2016

Lt. Colonel Frank H. Dippo, Jr., US Army, retired, passed away on September 18, 2016. Frank attended the University of Iowa and was a graduate of Boston University. He remained a lifelong "Hawkeye". Mr. Dippo was a US Army World War II and Korean War Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired from the Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63...
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Albert V. Lazuk

August 31, 1926 - September 17, 2016

Albert V. Lazuk passed away at home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 17th at age 90. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Sophia and Vincent Lazuk. Mr. Lazuk was a World War II, US Navy Veteran. He graduated with a BSEE and MSEE from Northeastern University and Harvard University, member of Tau Beta Pi, National Honor Engineering Society. He was a design engineer at IBM...
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Peter Brotman

August 12, 1941 - September 15, 2016

Peter Brotman, 75, of Dedham and Brewster MA died peacefully on September 15, 2016. He was a graduate of the Rivers School and Carnegie Mellon University. He joined his father in business at the Typographic House in South Boston where he became Chief Operating Officer and continued on as President until his retirement. He was the son of the late Michael and Ruth Brotman. Peter is survived by...
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Richard Preston Unsworth

September 14, 2016

Richard Preston Unsworth died on September 14, 2016, in his 89th year, with family at his side. For most of the last 76 years, he lived in Massachusetts, recently in Needham, previously in Arlington, Easthampton, Sheffield, Gill and, for decades, in Northampton. Born in 1927 in Vineland, New Jersey, he was the younger son of the late Joseph Lewis and Laura MacMillan Unsworth. Richard met...
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Harris Wayne Forbes

November 28, 1994 - September 13, 2016

Harris Wayne Forbes of Needham, Massachusetts died Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in the loving arms of his parents, Holle and Allen, and his sister Carly. Harris was born on November 28, 1994 in Moraresti Village, Arges County, Romania but came to America in 1996 as a beloved addition to his family and community. Harris was a beautiful boy who, for much of his life, greeted the morning with a...
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Julie A. (Vitagliano) DeFalco

September 9, 2016

Julie A. (Vitagliano) DeFalco, a long-time resident of Needham, died Friday the 9th of September at home. Born in 1934 in Boston, Julie grew up in Jamaica Plain and attended Mount Saint Joseph High School. Julie was a teacher at the Needham Children's Center for many years, where she put her incredible mothering skills to use caring for babies. Julie loved attending daily Mass at St. Josephs,...
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Paul Hunt Gardner

March 15, 1940 - August 31, 2016

Paul Hunt Gardner, 76, of Needham, MA was born in Evanston, IL and graduated from high school in Edina, MN. He was a star athlete and played basketball and tennis. His passion for sports continued though his life and he became an avid Boston sports fan. Paul graduated from Principia College in Elsah, IL, and then earned a Divinity Degree at Boston University. He served in Vietnam as an Army...
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Raymond D. Vincent

March 12, 1929 - August 29, 2016

Raymond D. Vincent, Captain, Needham Fire Department, retired, of Needham and East Falmouth, passed away on Monday, August 29th. He was 87 years old. Born in Needham, Ray was the son on the late Harold T. and Margaret A. (Donald) Vincent. He was a graduate of Needham High School, Class of 1947. Ray was a US Air Force veteran. He proudly served the town of Needham as a firefighter for 44 years,...
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Bonnie (Florence) Rowe

July 10, 1940 - August 23, 2016

Bonnie (Florence) Rowe, a longtime resident of Chester, NH and Moultonborough NH passed away on August 23, 2016. Bonnie was born on July 10, 1940 in Weymouth, MA to Eileen (Simons) and Arthur Justice (both deceased). Bonnie received her BS at Boston University, a M. Ed. from Rhode Island College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Leslie College. Bonnie was a lifelong early...
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Shirley Jean (Knell) Cornick

July 1, 1929 - August 23, 2016

Shirley Jean (Knell) Cornick of Wrentham, formerly of Needham, died on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at Charlwell House in Norwood, she was 87 years old. Born in Cambridge, Shirley graduated from Watertown High School. Shirley was a homemaker who loved to knit and crochet and will always be remembered for her beautiful flower gardens. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Harry O. Cornick and...
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Anthony D. 'Tony" Cruciani

May 7, 1925 - August 21, 2016

Anthony D. "Tony" Cruciani, 91 of Needham died Sunday, August 21, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Camden, NJ, Tony was the son of the late Donato & Jiovina Cruciani. Tony was a WWII veteran of the US Navy, serving from 1942-1946. He was a letter carrier for the USPS of Needham for 25 yrs. He was also a professional photographer for many years. Tony was an avid golfer and fisherman, and in his...
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Mary Jane (Barry) Dippo

January 26, 1922 - August 15, 2016

Mary Jane (Barry) Dippo, of Newton, August 15, 2016. She is survived by her Beloved husband of 63 years, Frank H. Dippo of Newton. Dear mother of Susan Rossi and her husband Paul, Kathleen Purcell and her husband Kevin, Charles Dippo and his wife Diana Hrycyk and Mary Ellen Manning and her husband Kevin. Also survived by 10 Grandchildren. Jane will forever be remembered for her kindness and...
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Redmond L. "Pat" Patriquin

December 18, 1938 - August 14, 2016

Redmond L. "Pat" Patriquin, a long-time resident of Needham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 14, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary (Mimi) Patriquin. He is survived by his two sons Kevin Patriquin of Falmouth and Keith and daughter-in- law Meg of Sherborn, his sister Rena Woodland of Maryland and his beloved...
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Cecilia "Claire" (Kelley) Perry

August 14, 2016

Cecilia Claire Kelley Perry passed away peacefully on Sunday morning August 14, 2016. She had just turned 91 this week. Born in Stamford CT on August 8, 1925 she was a family of three. Her twin brother James Kelley and her younger brother John Kelley are both deceased. After graduating from Danbury State Teacher College in 1947 Claire began her career as a teacher. Claire's teaching encompassed...
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Nancy Edgehill Perry

May 3, 1928 - August 13, 2016

Nancy Edgehill Perry of Wellesley and Marion, MA died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on August 13th. She was the devoted wife of Roger A. Perry, Jr., a loving mother, dedicated to her community, and supporter of the arts. She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Lorus Udall and Pearl Sparks Edgehill, originally of Nephi, Utah. She was a graduate of Tenacre Country Day School...
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John J. Whalen

August 4, 2016

John J. Whalen, 98, of Arlington MA, formerly of Needham, MA, Sarasota and Bradenton, FL passed away August 4, 2016. Born and raised in Quincy, MA, he was a graduate of Quincy High School and Boston University. He served in the Army during World War II and was Assistant Treasurer at New England Telephone Company when he retired. He was a coach for the Needham Little League and a former member...
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John Harold Desmond Farquharson

March 24, 1924 - August 1, 2016

John Harold Desmond Farquharson passed away on August 1, 2016 surrounded by his family. John was born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 24, 1924 to Violet and Cyril Farquharson. When he was 10 years old, he immigrated to the United States, and he attended Boston Public School, graduating from Jamaica Plain High School. During WWII, he served his new country in the United States Army Air Forces as...
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Fr. Joseph T. Nolan

July 25, 2016

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

July 24, 2016

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

May 30, 1955 - July 20, 2016

Beth Morley Dean of Dover, passed away suddenly on July 20th. The loving wife to her husband of 34 years, Bill Dean, she was the proud and devoted mother of Will, Sam, Liza, Jon, Taylor. Co- founder and fabric designer of Wellfleet Waters, Beth is survived by her husband and children as well as her mother, Mary T. Morley, her siblings and in-laws Drs. Michael and Kathy Morley, John and Glenn...
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Jeannette Davis Tanner

May 19, 1918 - July 10, 2016

Jeannette (Davis) Tanner, a 62 year resident of Needham, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 10, 2016. She was 98 years old. Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Gertrude M. (McNayr) Davis. A 1941 graduate of Simmons College with a BS in Nursing, Jeannette worked at Children's Hospital Boston, New York Reconstruction Hospital in West Haverstraw New York, taught...
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Nelson T. "Bud' Everts

May 5, 1926 - July 8, 2016

Nelson T. "Bud" Evertsof Wellesley passed away peacefully in the early morning hours July 8th at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elinor 'Ellie" Gaudin Everts of 60 years and three sons, David of Medfield and his wife Rhonda, Robert of Needham and his wife Janine and Albert of Boston. "Grandpa Bud" is also survived by seven grandchildren, William of Boston, Spencer of Boston...
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John Anders Jensen

May 18, 1938 - July 7, 2016

John Anders Jensen, age 78, passed on into the arms of God on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was given compassionate care by the nurses and doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. John was born May 18, 1938 in Rochester, NY and is predeceased by his parents Kathryn Foulkes Jensen and Willis Truman Jensen. He graduated from Cornell...
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Ruth Hanson Tuck

May 12, 1929 - July 7, 2016

Ruth Hanson Tuck of Needham, formerly of Wellesley, passed peacefully after a brief illness on July 7 at 87 years old. Ruth was born on May 12, 1929 in Newton and is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Ruth Hanson and sister Betty Nesbitt. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Leon Gray "Bill" Tuck and her children Nancy Echlov and her husband Rich of Natick, Sally Tuck and...
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David A. Starkweather

January 20, 1941 - July 4, 2016

David A Starkweather, age 75, passed away after a long illness on July 4, 2016. David was predeceased by his son David Allen Jr, and by two sisters, Margaret Collins and Sylvia Waddell. He is survived by a son, Allen Henry of Georgia and three sisters, Alice Marier of Franklin, MA, Gae Lingley of Natick, MA and Jean Cass of Goffstown, NH. Private Interment will be at the Dover Cemetery. ...
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Richard A. Young

March 18, 1926 - July 4, 2016

Richard A. Young, 90 of Needham, MA died peacefully at home on July 4, 2016. He was the loving and caring husband of 60 years to Gabrielle (Bilodeau) Young. Born in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Eugene Young and Marie Leader, he is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Richard was a Lewiston High School (Lewiston, ME) graduate with the class of 1944 and after he...
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Edna Hintz Duke

April 23, 1920 - July 3, 2016

Edna (Hintz) Duke passed away on July 3, 2016, at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home in Needham, Mass. after a short stay at Beth Israel Hospital. She was 96 years old. A lifetime resident of Wallingford, Conn., Edna spent her later years at the Goddard House in Brookline, Mass., where she was well cared for by the wonderful staff and nearer to her family in Needham. Edna leaves her son,...
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Edward W. "Big Ed" Fales

October 23, 1938 - July 1, 2016

Edward "Big Ed" Fales died peacefully at his home in Needham on July 1, 2016 at the age of 77. Ed was born on October 23, 1938 in Medford, MA to the late Edward and Helen Fales formerly of Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. He served in the US Army Reserves. He married his beloved wife Carol Aquino of Allston in 1972. After moving to Needham in 1972 Ed went on to hold several...
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Philip L. Jasset

December 28, 1926 - July 1, 2016

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

June 26, 2016

Carol A. (Gilooly) Sewall of Teaticket, June 26, 2016. Carol was a retired executive administrative assistant for the Wellesley Financial Group. Known as Mimi to so many, Carol cared so deeply for every member of her family. She had a love for the Patriots, Chumley the cat, relaxing with her puffies in her recliner, and weekends at Northwood Lake. Mimi always enjoyed hosting family gatherings...
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Shirley E. (Stevens) Rossi

November 9, 1919 - June 24, 2016

Shirley E. (Stevens) Rossi of Needham, died on Friday June 24th at the Stanley Tippett Hospice House in Needham. She was 96 years old. Born in Dedham, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Salemmi) Stevens. Shirley worked as a secretary for several area insurance companies. She was a devoted New England Patriots fan. The beloved wife for 57 years of the late Ecci Rossi,...
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Lois A. Butler

May 15, 1930 - June 23, 2016

Lois A. Butler, a lifelong Needham resident, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. Lois was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newton, Class of 1948. She worked at John Hancock Insurance Company for 38 years, retiring as an Underwriter. Lois was a daily communicant and vibrant member of St. Joseph Parish in Needham. For many years, Lois cooked and...
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Alice (MacKerron) Hohengasser

June 22, 2016

Alice (MacKerron) Hohengasser of Needham age 87 years, went to be with her Lord on June 22, 2016. Beloved wife for 65 years of Ernest J. Hohengasser. She is survived by her son Ernie and his wife Joy of West Bridgewater and their children Jill McDaniel, Erik Hohengasser and Jenny Anderson; her son Dave and his wife Mary Lynn of Sunnyville, CA and their children Max and Melanie; her daughter...
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Carmon Cunningham

May 30, 1954 - June 21, 2016

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

March 6, 1930 - June 17, 2016

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

August 13, 1922 - June 15, 2016

Mary E. "Bettie" (Catledge) Greer, RN of Westwood, formerly of Needham and South Natick, and Grantham, NH, on June 15, 2016, age 93. Daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Woods) Catledge. Beloved wife of the late Dr. William E. R. Greer. Loving mother of Dr. Beverly Greer of Westboro, MA, Scott Greer of Pittsburgh, PA, and Stuart and his wife, Barbara Greer of Westford, MA and step-mother of...
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Irene A. Wider

June 1, 1934 - June 13, 2016

Irene A. Wider passed away peacefully at home in Yarmouthport on Monday, June 13, 2016. A longtime Dover resident, she was born June 1, 1934 in Pelham, NY where she attended St. Gabriel's High School and Packard Junior College. She was Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Young & Rubican in NY and was the Secretary at Most Precious Blood Church in Dover from 1980-1996. She moved to...
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Oliver B. Redden, MD

February 14, 1919 - June 10, 2016

Oliver B. Redden, M.D., age 97, at North Hill in Needham, on June 10th following a long illness. Beloved husband of Carol I. Redden. Devoted father of Kenneth O. Redden and his wife Wanda of Grafton, Alan G. Redden of Natick, Linda A. Davis of Basalt, CO, Kathryn D. Cadigan and her husband Timothy of Barrington, RI, and Charles F. Davis, Jr. and his wife Beth of Deerfield. Also survived by...
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Francis M. Benson, Jr.

June 7, 2016

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

June 7, 2016

Colin B. Gracey, of Brookline, passed away on June 7, 2016. Survived by his wife, Susan, and his family, Haven and Joseph DePietro, Virginia Gracey, Marianna Gracey and Mark Olsztyn, Carla Gracey and Robert Purdy, his grandchildren Dana DePietro and Juliana DePietro, his brother and sister-in-law, Admiral James S. and Dorcas Gracey, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother...
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Thelma "Bunny" Mahler

June 7, 2016

Thelma "Bunny" (Colburn) Mahler, a lifelong Needham resident passed away on June 7, 2016. She was the wife of the late Louis H. Mahler and mother of Nancy Broadley and her husband Jim of Medfield and Bruce Mahler and his wife Suzanne of Hanover. She is also survived by her grandsons Brian and Gary and their wives and families and her sister Elizabeth C. Baker of Englewood FL. Service are...
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Virginia Lois Brauer

August 18, 1921 - May 31, 2016

Virginia L. "Jinny" Brauer died peacefully at the Stanley Tippett House in Needham, on Tuesday, May 31st . She was 94 years old. "Jinny" was born in Roslindale on August 18, 1921, the last surviving and 11th child to Frederick and Sarah (Barnes) Brauer. Jinny spent her adult life residing in Brighton in the same apartment for 63 years. At a young age, she worked for Boston Elevator which later...
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George J. Tatakis

May 30, 2016

George J. Tatakis, of Wellesley formerly of Needham passed away on May 30, 2016 at his home. He was 90. George was born in New Bedford, MA and served in the US Army during WW II and was awarded a Bronze Star. He graduated from Boston University and received his Masters in accounting from Bentley College. George worked as an auditor at Hanscom Air Base in Bedford for over 30 years and also had...
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Michael A. Cerundolo

June 19, 1930 - May 28, 2016

Michael A. Cerundolo, 85, of Needham, passed away on May 28, 2016. He is the husband of Mary (Rizzuto), and father of Debra Cerundolo of Newton, Diane Cerundolo of New Hampshire, Michael S. Cerundolo of Needham, Rhonda Bodkin and her husband Andrew of Dover, and Lisa Bruzzese and her husband Frank of Boston. Michael is grandfather to Lauren, Nicole, Manuel, Miguel, Risa and Nona, and great...
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Grigoriy Komm

June 22, 1948 - May 27, 2016

Grigoriy Komm passed away on May 27, 2016 surrounded by his wife and children. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Rita and his two children, Igor and Nina, their families and his two grandchildren, Jax and Ella, as well as his brother Boris and his family. His loss is felt by family and friends who remember his humor, kindness and good nature. Funeral services are being held in the Eaton...
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Robert E. "Bob" Casavant

September 21, 1941 - May 26, 2016

Robert E. Casavant passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, ME. He was 74 years old. Born in Worcester, MA, Bob was raised in Needham and was a graduate of Needham High School. He was employed by the Town of Needham Public Works Department for 27 years, before retiring as an Inspector in 2003. Upon his retirement, Bob and his wife Sally, moved...
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Michael C. Kardok, Jr.

July 25, 1991 - May 22, 2016

Michael C. Kardok Jr., 24, of Needham, May 22, 2016. Dear son of Michael C. and Joanne M. (Greenalch) Kardok and loving brother of Meghan C. and Brian K. Kardok. Michael is also survived by his cherished grandparents Barbara and Charles Kardok of Hingham and Richard and Kathleen Greenalch of Branford, CT, uncles and aunts David Kardok and Tony Workman of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Peter and...
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Alan T. McDonough

May 21, 2016

Alan T. McDonough passed away on May 21 in Hingham, he was formerly of Dover, MA, at the age of 79. He was a devoted and beloved family man. From his first marriage to the late Karin McDonough, survivors include his sons John (Melissa) and David (Elizabeth) and daughter Molly (Joe Caterini). From his second marriage, Jane (Peter Kellogg) and daughter Lindy (Conor MacKean) survive him, and they...
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Elizabeth G. "Betty" Baker

December 24, 1932 - May 21, 2016

Elizabeth G. "Betty" Baker died on May 21, 2016 in Needham, MA after a long illness. She was 83. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles D. Baker, son Charlie, his wife Lauren and their children Charlie, AJ and Caroline, son Jonathan, his sons Christian and Chase and their mother Christine, son Alex and his husband Butch. Betty was born on December 24, 1932 in Rochester, MN to Ralph...
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Caroline Kingsley (Frey) Anderson

May 17, 2016

Caroline Kingsley (Frey) Anderson, formerly of Wellesley, died peacefully on May 17, 2016 at Pines Edge, North Hill in Needham after a time of declining health. She was born on January 19, 1915 to George Henry Frey and Ruth Kingsley Frey in Springfield, MA. She was blessed by the love of her step-mother, Grace Elizabeth (Sanderson) Frey. She graduated from Technical High School in...
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Earle G. "Doc" Woodman, Jr., M.D.

May 17, 2016

After many days surrounded by family and friends that he loved so dearly, Earle "Doc" Woodman passed away on late Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Needham, surrounded by the medical staff that gave him the care and admiration deserving of such a fine man. He was born in Haverhill, MA on November 4, 1930 to the late Helen and Earle Woodman. He was known to many as, "Doc",...
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Herbert Edwin Carlough

February 1, 1916 - May 17, 2016

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

June 26, 1928 - May 16, 2016

June Andersen Erickson passed away in Needham on May 16 at the age of 87. She was born to William and Luella Andersen on June 26, 1928 in Altoona PA. June graduated from Needham High School in 1946, attended Madison College for one year, and then transferred to Middlebury College. After graduating from Middlebury with a degree in psychology, she taught Kindergarten at Mitchell School in...
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William D. Newcomb

May 7, 2016

William D. Newcomb, a lifelong Needham resident, passed away on May 7, 2016. He was 95. Bill graduated from Needham High and served in the US Army during WWII. He was a supervisor at the General Motors plant in Framingham for many years. He also enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnisquam in NH. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Bartoshevich) Newcomb and the loving father of Virginia Long and...
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Wallace R. "Wally" Moore

March 22, 1933 - May 2, 2016

Wallace R. "Wally" Moore, 83, a lifelong Needham resident, passed away on May 2, 2016. Son of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Finch) Moore. Brother of Gail and her husband Jim Rennie of Needham. Also survived by his extended family members. A Funeral Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Saturday May 7th at 11AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to...
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Brian M. White

September 29, 1955 - April 30, 2016

Brian M. White, of Ashland, passed away on April 30, 2016. He was 60 years old. Born in Watertown, Brian was a 1977 graduate of UMass Amherst. Brian worked at MEDITECH from the time of his graduation from UMass until he retired in 2015. He loved working for MEDITECH and was proud that this was his first and only job. His superior talent as a programmer quickly led to recognition as one of...
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Wayne T. Williams

October 15, 1956 - April 30, 2016

Wayne Williams passed away on April 30th, 2016. He is survived by his wife Robin (Miller), two sons, Chris and Kraig and his wife Kara. He was the brother of Paula Wood of Seabrook NH, Sherry Williams of Weymouth and the late Michael Williams. Wayne was the proud Papa of Kaitlyn, Alexa, Chace and Ava. He is also survived by a sister in law, brothers in law, a niece and nephews. Per Wayne's wishes...
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William J. "Doc", Cleary

April 29, 2016

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

October 4, 1951 - April 26, 2016

Kathleen J. Giorgio of Needham, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2016 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. She was 64. Kathleen grew up in the Thompsonville section of Newton Centre. She was a Needham resident for over 33 years. She was a retired Home Economics teacher for Waltham High School after 30 years of teaching. Kathleen was a member of 'Lotties" Book Club, Quinobquin...
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Suzanne Leek DeGruttola

November 4, 1938 - April 23, 2016

Suzanne Leek DeGruttola, 77, of Wellesley, beloved wife to Dante DeGruttola of 55 years, passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016 in her sleep. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 4, 1938, daughter of James B. Leek and Virginia P. Theilemann, and spent the majority of her childhood in Dover, MA. A vibrant and colorful artist with a vivacious personality and lovely smile, Suzanne...
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Dennis "Poppi" Sullivan

May 11, 1932 - April 23, 2016

Dennis "Poppi" Sullivan, 83, of Needham, formerly of Walpole, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born Dennis O'Sullivan on May 11, 1932 in Manhattan, NY to the late Timothy and Emily O'Sullivan. He was the loving and devoted husband of 55 years of the late Barbara Sullivan, who predeceased Dennis on March 22, 2016. He was the cherished father of DJ (Vero...
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Ateo 'Art" Ricciardelli

February 3, 1925 - April 21, 2016

Ateo "Art" Ricciardelli of Needham, died Wednesday April 21, 2016 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was 91. Born and raised in Needham, he was the son of the late Augustus and Speranza (Pandolf) Ricciardelli. Art was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1947, where he attended the trade school. Prior to his graduation, he entered the U.S. Army and served with the 2nd Armored...
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Edna P. (Boudrot) Dunne

March 19, 1925 - April 21, 2016

Edna P. (Boudrot) Dunne, a lifelong resident of Newton, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Stone Institute in Newton. Edna was a graduate of Newton High School. She was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son Paul H. Dunne Jr. in the Vietnam War. Mrs. Dunne was a retired employee of Verizon. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Dunne and the loving mother of Gayle E. Peterson of...
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Thomas Gerald "Tommy" Bayiates

July 11, 1981 - April 20, 2016

Thomas Gerald Bayiates, 34, of Dedham, MA passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Tommy was a licensed journeyman electrician with the IBEW Local 103 Boston. He is survived by his parents Andrew and Virginia (Sargeant) Bayiates, his sister Christine and her husband William Stec, his brother John and his wife Julie Bayiates all of Dedham and brother Edward and wife Elisa of...
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William H. "Uncle Billy" Dugan, Jr.

March 21, 1935 - April 20, 2016

William H. "Uncle Billy" Dugan Jr., of Needham and Plymouth, passed away on April 20, 2016 in his home. He was born in Needham in 1935, the son of William H. Dugan Sr. and Katherine (Chilson) Dugan. He was a graduate of Needham High. Bill was a proud US Army, Korean War Veteran. He proudly lived in Needham his entire life where he earned the "Distinguished Citizen Award". And was a 2010...
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