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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 Sturtevant Waterman III

December 16, 1921 - October 7, 2015

Frank Sturtevant Waterman III, former CEO and Director of J.S. Waterman & Sons, the iconic Boston-based funeral service business founded by his great-grandfather, passed away Wednesday, October 7, at the age of 93. Frank was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His first wife, Elizabeth "Freddie" Philips Waterman, was the mother of his four children whom they raised in...
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Henry M. Heald, Jr.

October 5, 2015

Henry M. Heald Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Needham, passed away on October 5, 2015. He was the beloved son of the late Henry M. and Muriel Heald of Needham. Henry was the loving husband to the late Myrna (Perry). He leaves behind his two loving daughters, Marilyn McAllister and her husband Robert of Carver and Marcia Muir and her husband Frederick of Needham. He was a proud grandfather to...
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Richard H. Lannigan

November 8, 1932 - October 1, 2015

Richard H. Lannigan, of Norfolk, MA, formerly of Needham, MA died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on October 1, 2015. Born November 8, 1932 to Dr. George and Margaret Lannigan of North Grafton, MA. Survived by his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Carole (Millar) Lannigan of Dundee, Scotland, son David Lannigan and wife Elaine of Norfolk, MA, and daughter Vicki Houde and...
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Evelyn Theresa (Simons) Metcalf

January 9, 1930 - October 1, 2015

METCALF, Evelyn Theresa (Simons), of Needham, on Oct. 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of James F. Metcalf, Sr. Devoted mother of Linda Coolen and her husband Guy, James Jr. and his wife Denise, and Susan Metcalf and her spouse Blue Lemay. Loving grandmother of Sean Wertheim and his partner Crystal, Jenna Wertheim, Lindsey Low and her husband Matt, and Kristen and...
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Leo F. Cronin

March 9, 1930 - September 29, 2015

Leo F. Cronin, 85, Mashpee, formerly of Dover, peacefully passed away on September 29, 2015 with his family at his side. He was a loving husband of 59 years to Ann "Nancy" Carr, and devoted Father of Patricia Goodwin and her husband Gregory of Harwich; Janet Mucklow and her husband Steven of Colorado Springs; James Cronin of New York City; Thomas Cronin and his wife Jennifer Shaw Cronin of...
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Edythe (Jeffrey) Warren

April 19, 1922 - September 23, 2015

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

January 2, 1924 - September 23, 2015

James A. "Jim" Gaudet, 91, died peacefully in Westborough on September 23, 2015. Born in New London, Connecticut to John P. and Mary (MacAulay) Gaudet, he was the youngest of their five children. Jim attended Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut, where he graduated with highest honors and was elected to Sigma Xi. He obtained a Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute...
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Timothy Joshua Stetson

October 23, 1992 - September 20, 2015

Timothy Joshua Stetson,age 22, died of a drug overdose on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Tufts New England Medical Center after hours of heroic work by Dr. Eric Garpestadt, Dr. Haval and their wonderful staff, including nurses Cathy, Mary, Bianca and Ellen. Tim is the beloved son of Catherine (Dover) and Robert C. Stetson of Needham, MA. He is also survived by his brother Jonathan Charles...
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John S. Casey

February 7, 1957 - September 16, 2015

John S. Casey, 58 of Clinton, MA formerly of Needham, passed away suddenly at his home on September 16, 2015. John was the loving son of Elaine J. Casey and the late John E. Casey of Needham and is survived by his adored son Scott M. Casey of Foxboro. Brother of Paul Casey and his wife Laurie of Westwood and Lynn Kelleher and her husband Bryan of Walpole Also survived by several nieces and...
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Dorothy Marie (Erickson) Carlson

September 20, 1917 - September 16, 2015

Dorothy Marie (Erickson) Carlson, 97, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at North Hill in Needham, four days short of her 98th birthday. She was born in Waltham on September 20, 1917, the daughter of Anders D. and Bertha M. (Whitman) Erickson. She attended Waltham High School and Simmons College in Boston, graduating with a BS in Business in 1940. As a young girl, Dorothy spent some years in...
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Ellen P. (Quinn) Hylen

September 14, 2015

Ellen P. (Quinn) Hylen, of Needham, September 14, 2015. Ellen was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire Class of 1954. She worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston for over 30 years, retiring as Assistant Vice President. Beloved wife of Ronald S. Hylen. A Funeral Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Saturday, September 19th at 11:00...
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Timothy J. Griffith

December 7, 1971 - September 14, 2015

Timothy Griffith, 43, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 with his family by his side. Tim was the son of Richard J. Griffith and the late Kathryn M. (Varley) Griffith, brother to Rick Griffith, Jennifer (Griffith) Suttill, and Peter Griffith and Uncle too many nieces and nephews. Tim graduated from Norfolk Agricultural High School in 1990. He then advanced on to college to earn his...
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Olive G. (Hatch) Marsh

August 29, 1923 - September 12, 2015

Olive G. (Hatch) Marsh, of Franklin, formerly of Wellesley, died on Saturday, September 12, 2015. She was 92 years old. Born in Westwood, Olive was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Esther E. (Anderson) Hatch. Olive was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Marsh and the loving mother of Arthur W. Marsh Jr. and his wife Joyce of...
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Marie F. (Loh) Centola

May 28, 1926 - September 10, 2015

Marie F. Centola, 89, of Needham, MA died on Thursday, September 10, 2015. A loving wife, mother and friend, she was a graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton, MA. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She lovingly gave of herself every day preparing home cooked meals, keeping a happy home and making every child feel special. Predeceased by husband, Henry...
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Hazel Christine (MacKay) Trask

September 20, 1917 - September 5, 2015

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

April 3, 1936 - September 2, 2015

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

October 6, 1924 - September 2, 2015

Robert Ledger Ball, 90, of Needham, Massachusetts, and formerly of Wellesley, Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Bob was the beloved husband of his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Perry Ball; the devoted father of his sons, Robert Perry Ball of Boston and David Bradlee Ball of Milton; the dedicated brother of the Right Reverend David S. Ball of Albany, the late George H....
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Betsy Pullen Leitch

September 1, 2015

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

April 13, 1933 - August 31, 2015

Roger Carl Markhus, 82, of Newton and formerly Needham and Dover, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Birsinger Markhus, and is survived by his children Janet and husband John Andrasko of Cumming, IA; and Kimberly and husband Ken High of Framingham, his sisters Louise Dixon of Toledo, OH, and Beulah Jean Westland of Fountain Hills, AZ; He...
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Richard Armand Bisson

February 4, 1933 - August 29, 2015

Richard A. Bisson, of Sebring FL, formerly of Needham, died August 29, 2015, at home with his loving family. Survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice L. (Kane) Bisson. Father of Kathleen J. Cintolo and husband Tom Hogan of Wareham, Gail E. Davis and husband Charlton of Edgewater, FL, Richard J. Bisson and wife Rosie of Mashpee, Charleen A. Bisson and husband Luke Orabona of Hudson, and the...
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Alice Barbara Mutzfeld

September 25, 1922 - August 27, 2015

Alice Barbara Mutzfeld, age 92, long time Needham resident, passed away on August 27, 2015 at Briarwood Rehab and Health Center in Needham. She was the wife of the late Harley R. Mutzfeld. She is survived by her three daughters: Karen (Robert) Kimball of Needham, Nancy Halberstadt (late Kirk) of Mesa, AZ, and Linda Houle of Marstons Mills, MA. She is also survived by 7 loving grandchildren...
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Richard Damian Harrington

January 21, 1958 - August 25, 2015

Richard Damian Harrington, 57, of Millis, MA passed away suddenly on August 25, 2015. Cherished husband of Christine M. (O'Connell) Harrington and loving, devoted father to Ben Francis, 18, Grace Emeline, 14, and Sara Elizabeth, 14. Treasured son of the late Elizabeth B. Harrington and Francis D. Harrington, Jr. and beloved brother of Pat Day (William) of Walpole, MA, Elizabeth Champagne (Edward)...
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Catherine Ann O'Neill

January 21, 1942 - August 25, 2015

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

September 5, 1924 - August 21, 2015

Amyouny, Louise Julia, (Pugliesi). September 5, 1924-August 21, 2015 It is with sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Louise on Friday, August 21, just a few weeks short of her 91st birthday. Lou Lou was at home, surrounded by love, her family, and music when she left us. Louise was the beloved wife of Robert G. Amyouny (died 2006) for 60 years. She is the...
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Rosamond C. "Rom" (O'Keefe) Waters

August 21, 2015

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

February 25, 1970 - August 17, 2015

Colin B. Cronin, of Hyannis, formerly of Newton, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 17, 2015. He was 45 years old. The son Charles B. Cronin of Hyannis and the late Connie (Silvia) Cronin, Colin grew up in Newton and attended Newton North High School. He was a former 14 year employee of FW Webb in Hyannis and loved to ride his motor cycle. In addition to his father, Colin leaves his wife...
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Sally Ellen (Sullivan) Benson

May 27, 1935 - August 17, 2015

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

June 1, 1962 - August 17, 2015

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

October 26, 1942 - August 16, 2015

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

May 29, 1946 - August 14, 2015

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

November 17, 1924 - August 13, 2015

Emma DeMichele Penney Ferguson, 90 Years old of Newton MA, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2015. She is survived by her beloved husband Russell Ferguson of 39 years, her son Timothy Penney and his wife Ann; her daughter Donna Belli; her granddaughters Lisa Passarini and her husband William Thomas, and Kera Pesaud and her husband Vijay; her grandsons Joseph Passarini, Christopher Penney and...
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Malcolm Douglas "Doug" MacLeod

October 10, 1938 - August 13, 2015

Malcolm Douglas MacLeod โ€“ It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Doug on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in his 76th year. Doug was the loving son of the late Mary (Holbrook) and Robert MacLeod. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl (Hanscom) MacLeod for 46 years, and father of Douglas MacLeod and his wife Anne of Taunton, Kimberly Cleary of Lakeville, Michelle...
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Camille (Moro) Maccarone

February 23, 1930 - August 10, 2015

Camille Moro Maccarone passed away on August 10th at The Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. Beloved daughter of the late Antonio Moro and Millie Testa, she was born on February 23, 1930 in Reading, PA. She leaves behind her loving husband of 62 years Albert, her son Alby Maccarone of Miami, FL and her daughter Denise Spring and her husband Michael of Norwood. She leaves behind one...
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Joan M. (Kenney) O'Hearn

November 13, 1925 - August 6, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

Patricia "Pat" Ruth (Swain) Pero of Needham, age 62 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 5, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Pat was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Lucille (Brill) Swain, her nephews Robert Swain and Michael Perry. She was the beloved wife of Gary and devoted mother to Harry, daughter in law Bonnie, Sonya and Joseph. Loving "Grammie" to...
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John F. Murphy, Jr.

November 4, 1963 - August 5, 2015

John F. Murphy, Jr. 51, of Needham passed away from complications related to his battle with esophageal cancer on August 5th 2015. Beloved husband of Anne Macrina Murphy, devoted father of Meghan, John F. III (Jake), and Shayla. Loving son of John F. Murphy Sr., and the late Michele H. Murphy, and brother of Susan and Sam Kirsch, Michele and Glenn Battle, and Pamela and Chris Morse. John is the...
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Richard J. "Rick" Vaughn

August 4, 2015

Richard J. "Rick" Vaughn of Charlestown, Mass and formerly of Needham, passed away on August 4, 2015. He was the son of the late Charles L. and Kathleen (Thayer) Vaughn of Needham. He is survived by his brothers Michael T. of Needham and Charles R. of Seaford, DE and his sister Kathleen V. Wright of Sandy Spring, MD along with eight nephews and nieces. Rick graduated from Antioch College and ...
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Edward Nowak

September 6, 1920 - August 4, 2015

Ed Nowak has been actively chasing fish since he was old enough to gather worms and bait a hook! His hobby became his livelihood when he married after the war and helped support a family of four sons and a daughter. During World War II, Nowak served as a photographer in the 21st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron assigned to General Chennault of Flying Tiger fame in China, Burma, and India. Upon...
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Eleanor C. Canavan

May 28, 1926 - August 3, 2015

Eleanor C. Canavan, formerly of Needham passed away in Natick on Aug 3, 2015. She was 89. Born in Boston, Eleanor graduated from Roslindale High in 1943. She worked for First National Bank/ Bank of Boston for 48 years and retired as a V.P. in the trust department. Eleanor enjoyed traveling around the world and was devoted to her catholic faith. She served on the board of directors of Thompson...
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Charles D. "Charlie" Davis III

November 14, 1927 - July 27, 2015

Charles D. "Charlie" Davis III passed away unexpectedly on Monday July 27th. Charlie was the son of Claire Wade Davis and Charles Davis Jr. When Charlie was 9 his mom passed away and his grandmother Emmy McVeigh Wade stepped in to raise him. He was born in Hawkinsville Georgia and resided in South Easton Ma with his wife Rosemarie (Hebshie) Rappold. He is survived by his wife Rosemarie, his...
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William Weetman "Bill" Bonneville

September 1, 1932 - July 27, 2015

William Weetman (Bill) Bonneville died in Boston, Massachusetts on July 27, 2015. He was born in 1932 to Ellen Lorraine Dickinson and William Henry Bonneville in Washington, DC. and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Bill graduated in 1950 from Bullis School, now in Potomac, Maryland and then attended Dartmouth College under an N.R.O.T.C. scholarship, graduating in 1954 with a major in...
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Anne E. Leonard

January 5, 1939 - July 25, 2015

Anne E. Leonard, of Needham, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was 76 years old. Born in Boston, Anne was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Agnes (O'Rourke) Leonard. She was a graduate of Mass College of Art. A talented multi-medium artist, Anne taught art in the Boston Public Schools for over 25 years until she retired. Anne was the mother of Matthew L. Ching and his wife Jen and...
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Jean Irene (Rose) O'Conor

April 8, 1922 - July 21, 2015

Jean Irene Rose O'Conor, 93, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of July 21, 2015. She was born in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, one of eight children of Margaret and C. James Rose. She attended Cornell University where she met her husband Gregory T. O'Conor. She lovingly cared for their seven children as she followed her husband's medical career around the world. In their shared life, she...
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Vivian (Downes) McIver

July 14, 1921 - July 19, 2015

Vivian (Downes) McIver, a lifelong resident of Needham, died on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Wingate at Needham. She was 94 years old. Born and raised in Needham, Vivian was the daughter of the late George and Fanny (Collishaw) Downes. She was a graduate of Needham High School Class of 1939 and Simmons College Class of 1943. Vivian was retired from the Needham Public Library where she worked for over...
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Lawrence D. "Larry" Kubilus

October 18, 1951 - July 18, 2015

Lawrence "Larry" D. Kubilus of Marco Island FL and Nantucket MA passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the age of 63 following a long illness. He was born in Orange, NJ to the late Vity and Ursula (Yarusavage) Kubilus on October 18, 1951. Larry graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair NJ and Seton Hall University, where he earned his degree in Marketing. He is survived...
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Dorothy Lorraine (Warwick) Morse

June 19, 1919 - July 14, 2015

Dorothy Lorraine Morse, resident of Dover for over 50 years, passed away on July 14, 2015, in her home, at the age of 96. Wife of the late William Ralph Morse. Dear daughter of the late Kathryn (O'Pray) and Harry Burgess Warwick of Needham. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Lorraine graduated from Girls' Latin School in Boston and Boston State Teachers College. Later she earned her Master's...
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Patty Bundy Wray

August 29, 1932 - July 12, 2015

Patty Bundy Wray of Needham, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 12. Patty was born in New York, New York, to Anita Hollister and Frederick McGeorge Bundy. A Westover School '50 and Smith College '54 graduate, Patty taught third grade at Park School in Brookline before marrying her beloved husband, David Wray. The couple, married for 60 years as of this past June, lived in...
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Katherine G. (Skelly) Welch

July 12, 2015

Katherine G. (Skelly) Welch of Westwood, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Katherine grew up in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Girls Latin and Boston University in 1951. She worked in marketing for Liberty Financial in Boston for many years. Katherine enjoyed reading, playing bridge and loved to travel. She was the loving mother of Larry Welch of Swampscott, Carolyn Shulman of Bridgewater, NH...
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William A. McCarthy, Sr.

September 28, 1932 - July 11, 2015

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

January 27, 1931 - July 9, 2015

Yacobian, Beverly Ann (84), passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Needham, MA. She is survived by her loving husband Vaughn, with whom she shared fifty seven years of marriage. She is also survived by her daughter, Carysue and her husband Geoff Hogan of Norfolk, son Robert and his wife Dory of Needham, and daughter Lori of Santa Monica, California. Beverly's favorite times were...
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Frances (Murphy) Gorra

July 7, 2015

Frances (Murphy) Gorra , of Beverly, formerly of Needham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Frances was known for her sharp wit and great sense of humor but she'll be remembered most, by her family and friends, for her genuine authenticity, her inquisitive nature and her remarkable spirit. She was sincerely loved and will be deeply missed by her family and dearest friends. Frances...
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Fay Carol Ostrowski

January 18, 1940 - July 7, 2015

Fay Carol Ostrowski of Needham, died on July 7th, 2015 in her 75th year. Fay was born in Wayne, Michigan in 1940 to Stella and Charles Hanula and grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. She received an MBA from University of Michigan. Fay worked as an accountant. She married Henry Ostrowski in Ann Arbor Michigan. Fay is survived by her son, Stephen and his wife Amy, four grandchildren,...
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Stephen J. "Steve" O'Brien, Jr.

March 25, 1942 - July 7, 2015

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

July 3, 2015

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

February 17, 1944 - July 2, 2015

I am the proud daughter of Scottish Immigrants Duncan and Mary Buchanan, the youngest sibling of five children three of whom I have risen to be with, my sisters; Mary Dewolfe and her husband Paul, Jean Parry and her husband Gerald, and my older brother Scotty (Duncan) Buchanan, his wife Joanne, daughter Heather and grandchild Kimberly. I leave behind one brother retired Marine Neil Buchanan and...
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John Booth Downs, Jr.

July 2, 2015

John Booth Downs Jr. of Gilmanton NH, died on Thursday, July 2nd at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. He was 93 years old. John was a World War II US Army Veteran and a recipient of both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He worked as a machinist his entire career until his retirement. John enjoyed wood carving, square dancing and was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church....
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Margaret M. "Peg" (O'Neill) Dowling

July 31, 1937 - June 30, 2015

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

September 21, 1962 - June 29, 2015

Joseph "Joey" Kalinowski III, of Somerville, Alabama, formerly of Needham, passed away at his home on June 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Theresa (Turner) Kalinowski of Needham and the late Joseph Kalinowski of Needham and Grantham, NH. He leave his wife, Lynn (Johnson) Kalinowski, his sons, Joey and Jacob Carini of Foxboro, his daughter, Jessie Carini of Foxboro, his brothers, Billy and...
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James T. Curran, , l.b.s.f.

June 13, 1932 - June 28, 2015

Brother James T. Curran, ,l.b.s.f., founder of the Little Brothers of St. Francis, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton. He was 83 years old. Born and raised in Boston, Brother James was an active member of St. Leonard's Parish in the North End. He professed his Tertiary vows to the Franciscans on September 9, 1951. He attended Boston University and worked for the...
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Sylvia (Nargesian) Slayton

June 25, 2015

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

January 21, 1929 - June 23, 2015

Clara I. (Fay) Martyniak, of Norton, formerly of Needham and Mansfield, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Epoch of Norton. She was 86 years OLD. Born and raised in Albany NY, she was the daughter of the late Mildred(Terwilliger)and Ralph M. Fay. Clara loved ballroom dancing, gardening and cooking. She was a member of the Terwilliger Family Association of the Huguenot Historical Society. She...
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Nicholas J. Topalis

April 2, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Nicholas J. Topalis, of Newton died suddenly on Sunday June 21, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 91. Born in Brighton, Nick was a graduate and president of his class at BU, a WW II US Army veteran serving in the 3rd Infantry Div/US Army Intelligence in the European Theatre, was fluent in English, Greek and German and was a 32 degree Mason. He was the father of Nicolas...
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Amey (Harris) Kjellman Hart

October 5, 1930 - June 21, 2015

Amey (Harris) Kjellman Hart of Wellesley, MA, formerly of Needham, MA, age 84 died June 21 following complications from cancer. Amey is survived by her three sons, Robert Kjellman & his wife Jean Spaulding Kjellman of Westwood, MA; Jon Kjellman & his wife Pamela Douglass Kjellman of Reading, MA; Stephen Kjellman & his wife Sarah Goode Kjellman of Medfield, MA, her grandchildren, Kristen,...
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John Edward "Jack", "Papa ZZ" Hahn, Jr.

March 28, 1927 - June 18, 2015

John Edward "Jack", "Papa ZZ" Hahn Jr., of Dedham, died on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Stanley R. Tippett House in Needham. He was 88 years old. Born March 28, 1927 in Richmond Hill, NYC, he was the son of the late John & Anna (Chrastil) Hahn. He was the youngest of his siblings; George, Edward and Edna. Jack was raised in New York City until the age of thirteen when his father retired from...
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Karin Noreen O'Brien

July 28, 1946 - June 13, 2015

Karin Noreen O'Brien of Newton, age 68 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones in Newton, MA on June 13, 2015. . Karin was a lifelong resident of Newton, attended Newton South High School and went on to work with the elderly as a physical therapist and aide for her full working life at Newton Healthcare. She was an avid birder and animal lover who adopted many a stray. Karin was...
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Robert D. Brown

April 30, 1923 - June 13, 2015

Robert D. Brown of Needham, MA, formerly of Weston, MA passed away at home after a brief illness on June 13, 2015. He was 92. Bob lived a full life, balancing his love for his family, a commitment to the communities he lived in, and a passion for bringing together the interests of government, business and citizens to turn idealistic plans into innovative realities. Bob is survived by his wife...
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Philip D. Culgin

July 21, 1929 - June 5, 2015

Philip D. Culgin, "Pappy", of Norfolk, formally of Needham, died peacefully on June 5th, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newton, Philip was raised in Brighton. He served in the Army aboard the USS Comfort. Mr. Culgin retired from TRW/United Carr Company after 40 years as customer service manager. In his retirement he worked at the Needham Golf Club. Phil enjoyed winters in Florida,...
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Walter Dewey Kelly, Jr.

October 20, 1919 - June 4, 2015

Walter Dewey Kelly Jr., 95, of North Hill Needham, formerly of Wellesley, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital following a brief illness. Son of Mary and Walter D. Kelly, Sr. of Norwich, Connecticut, Mr. Kelly graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1936 and received a BS in Chemistry from Brown University in 1943. He met the late Jean Whitehead Kelly in college,...
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Peter Kevin McHugh

June 3, 2015

Peter Kevin McHugh, 89, of West Newton, MA, recently of Peachtree City, GA passed away Tues Nov 4, 2014. Peter was a graduate of Boston College Class of 1945 and was the owner of C. A. Weir Insurance Company and Carley Realty in Newton. He is survived by his daughters Kellie-Anne McHugh and Alison (Robert Garcia) McHugh; sons Peter (Valerie) McHugh, Jr. and Brian (Julie Ann) Cove; 10...
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Carole A. (McAllister) Muldoon

August 25, 1965 - June 2, 2015

Carole A. (McAllister) Muldoon of Needham, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She was 49. Carole was the daughter of Marilyn and the late William (Bill) McAllister of Needham. She was born in Needham, where she lived for most of her life. Carole was employed as a home health aid. She was extremely passionate about her work and felt deeply for everyone she ever had the pleasure of...
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Mary Bramante

February 27, 1923 - June 1, 2015

Mary Bramante of Boston, died on Monday, June 1, 2015. She was 92 years old. . Mary grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Revere High School Class of 1941. She worked as a Computer Tape Librarian for Jordan Marsh in Newton for many years. She was a former bookkeeper at Jim's Luncheon in South Boston. A Boston resident for over 29 years, Mary enjoyed, movies, spending time with and dining...
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William M. Leblanc

October 17, 1976 - May 30, 2015

William M Leblanc 38 of Needham, MA unexpectedly left us on May 30, 2015 of a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was a resident of Needham for most of his life expect for short stays in CA, CT and VT. At a very young age of 3 he discovered the joy of learning which became the driving force which helped form the man he became and lasted through his life. William went to school in Needham from K-12...
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Ann Marie (DiBona) Cellucci

November 1, 1938 - May 30, 2015

Ann Marie Cellucci, age 76, beloved wife of Anthony Cellucci, Jr. of Needham died at her home on Saturday, May 30th, with her loving family by her side. Born in Montpelier, Vermont on November 1st, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Loreto and Ida (Socci) DiBona. Mrs. Cellucci was a resident of Needham for over 50 years and had worked as a clerk at the Quincy Shipyard and then as a sales...
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Patricia Anne (Osgood) "Patty" Goodwin

November 6, 1925 - May 24, 2015

Patricia Anne "Patty" (Osgood) Goodwin, of Londonderry NH, formerly of Needham, died peacefully after a short illness on May 24, 2015 at the Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare Facility in Nashua NH. She was born to Ernest H. Osgood and Katherine H. Arnold on November 6, 1925 in West Roxbury, MA and later they moved to Needham, MA where she grew up. She graduated Needham High School and attended...
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Lorraine (Ricciardelli) "Lolly" Manning

September 27, 1929 - May 22, 2015

Lorraine "Lolly" (Ricciardelli) Manning, a lifelong resident of Needham, died on Friday, May 22, 2015 at her home. She was 85 years old. Born and raised in Needham, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Ricciardelli. Lolly was a former employee of the William Carter Company. She was an avid card player. She was a great lover of dogs, especially her dogs, Teddy and Barney. Beloved...
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Bruce Alan Tippett

April 9, 1941 - May 20, 2015

Bruce Alan Tippett, 74, of Needham, lost his battle to cancer on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. Bruce is survived by his wife Nadir of 25 years, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 3 loving grandchildren and extended family. Bruce was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. He loved to swim, read, watch sports and dance. He loved a good conversation...
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Claire Elaine (Monaco) Reulbach

March 21, 1923 - May 17, 2015

Claire Elaine (Monaco) Reulbach, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on May 17, 2015 at her home in Needham, Massachusetts. Claire was born in Yonkers, New York, on March 21, 1923 to Adelina and Henry Monaco. Claire graduated from St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx, NY, and Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, where she earned a degree in Nutritional Sciences. Claire became a...
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Dorothy Jean (Owen) Chambers

July 1, 1925 - May 15, 2015

Dorothy Jean (Owen) Chambers, 89, passed away peacefully on May 15th, 2015. Dorothy was born in Rochester New York on July 1st, 1925 to Clarence and Alice Owen. She was a longtime resident of Wrentham Massachusetts, formerly of Needham Massachusetts and Rochester New York. Dorothy was the devoted wife of the late Arthur Alvon Chambers. Dorothy is survived by her two sisters, Clair Ohlwiler of...
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W. Ann Lawless

December 12, 1931 - May 15, 2015

W Ann Lawless a longtime resident of Newton died on May 15, 2015 at Lasell House in Auburndale. She was 83. Born in Brighton, Ann was a graduate of Mission High and had worked as an executive secretary for Chrysler Corp for over 30 years. She was a longtime active member of Our Lady Help of Christian parish in Newton and had served as a Eucharistic Minister and on the bereavement committee, and...
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John E. Stefanoni

August 22, 1948 - May 13, 2015

John E. Stefanoni, 66, of Needham, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Beloved husband of Carole D. Landry. Cherished son of the late Mary (Chimi) and John J. Stefanoni. He leaves his dear brother Edward, sister in law Carol and Janet Boyko and her husband Walter "Sonny". Uncle of Talia, Rianna and Brielle Stefanoni and Walter, Robert and Tracy Boyko. He also leaves his Godsons Patrick and...
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Joyce Cecile Sloan

May 8, 1924 - May 7, 2015

Joyce Cecile Sloan, 90, of Durham, NH, died on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Joyce grew up in Paterson, NJ and attended Skidmore College in Syracuse NY. She was the wife of the late John Hugh Sloan and had 3 children, the late John Theodore (Barbara) Sloan of Lake Forest, IL, William Paul (Maureen) Sloan of McLean, VA, and Mary Anne (Stephen) Eaton of Strafford, NH. She worked as a Dietitian for...
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Ann Durgin Cliff

January 31, 1918 - May 6, 2015

Ann Durgin Cliff, 97, passed away at Newton Wellesley Hospital on May 6, 2015 after a short illness. A Wellesley resident for 90 years, Ann lived her final days at home in the care of her daughter Nina and son Dana. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 27 years Frederick Gordon Cliff. The daughter of Arthur Dudley Durgin and his wife Ann Bernice Ferry, Ann was born on January 31, 1918...
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Pauline "Polly" (Keppler) Stone

May 4, 2015

Pauline (Polly) Keppler Stone died peacefully at 97, on May 4, 2015 at Epoch Senior Healthcare Center in Chestnut Hill, MA. She was born to U.S.N. Captain Chester H.J. and Mildred Fenno Keppler of Newton, MA where she grew up. After graduating from the Brimmer & May School, Polly made her debut to society and volunteered as a hostess for numerous fundraisers and benefits throughout the...
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Patricia Ann Getch

April 21, 1935 - May 3, 2015

Patricia Ann Getch, 80, died on May 3, 2015 at Stafford Hills in Plymouth, Mass. She was born on April 21, 1935 in Boston, Mass, to the late Katherine and Charles Getch. Patti is survived by her two sisters Judith Brodman and her husband Steven and Linda Dawson and her husband Allan and numerous cousins. Patricia, the first in her extended family to graduate from college (Emmanuel, 1957),...
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Joseph M. Tomaino, Sr.

May 17, 1923 - April 24, 2015

Joseph M. Tomaino Sr., a lifelong resident of Needham died on Friday April 24, 2015 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. Born in Needham, Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Rosa Tomaino. Joe was a US Army World War II veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was Past Commander of American Legion Post # 14 in Needham and he also held many offices at the County and...
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Marcia J. (Curry) Coffin

July 30, 1941 - April 16, 2015

Marcia J. (Curry) Coffin, 73, of S. Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Grantham, NH & Needham, went home to be with the Lord April 16, 2015. Born July 30, 1941 Waltham, Daughter of the late John and Jean M. (Harvey) Curry of Newton, Beloved Mother of Robin (Rev. Alfonso) Scott JR of Lake Worth, FL.; John (Janet) Dorsey of Needham, and Kerry K. Morrill of Framingham. Cherished Grandmother of Jean...
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Margaret M. (Dennison) Laroche

April 15, 2015

Margaret M. (Dennison) Laroche, passed peacefully April 15, 2015 at her home. She was 70. Beloved wife of Willam P. Laroche, loving mother of Mark and his wife Margaret of Boxford, George of Beverly, Joseph and his wife Kara of Bellingham and grandmother of Ryan, Evan, Richard, Nathaniel, Anastasia, Sebastian and Ava. Peg was born and raised in Our Lady's parish, where along with Bill, her...
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George A. Walters

December 29, 1937 - April 15, 2015

George A. Walters passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was the loving son of the late John A. and Lily Mae (Veinot) Walters . George was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Reardon) Walters of Needham for 55 years. The loving father of Janet M. Smith and her husband Paul Smith of Marlborough, MA, Karen A. Klein of Waltham, MA, Brian M. Walters and...
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Richard Warren Burns

August 19, 1927 - April 13, 2015

Richard Warren Burns passed away at home after a lingering illness. He was born in Brookline, MA on August 19, 1927 to Charles Ralph and Mabel (Silver) Burns. A graduate of Brookline High School, he spent most of his working career as a general contractor in the family business, C.R. Burns and Sons. He was a man of generosity of his time and talent, an avid Red Sox fan, and a talented duplicate...
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Evelyn (Ballou) Van Sickle

March 9, 1925 - April 12, 2015

Evelyn (Ballou) Van Sickle passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Needham, MA. She was 90 years old. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) Ballou, Evelyn was raised in Lexington and was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1943. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Earl R. Van Sickle, her grandson Richie Dykas, her brothers Archer and Robert Ballou, and her sisters...
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John J. Harvey, Jr.

August 24, 1925 - April 6, 2015

John J. Harvey, Jr., 89, of Medfield, formerly of Needham and originally from Brighton., died on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Thomas Upham House in Medfield. Born in Brighton on August 24, 1925 to Catherine O'Brien Harvey and John J. Harvey, John served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He married Joan Cunningham of Brighton on August 4, 1951. John was...
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Barbara R. (Donovan) Farulla

January 21, 1932 - April 4, 2015

Barbara R. (Donovan) Farulla, of Canton, formerly of Needham, passed away at home on Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was a graduate of the Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at the Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham for many years until her retirement. She was an active, faithful member of St. Joseph Parish. Barbara was...
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George Temple

July 30, 1938 - April 2, 2015

George Temple, 77, of Hull, Ma passed away on April 2nd 2015 at the Harborview Center and Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Cohasett, Ma. George was born on July 30, 1938 in Alexander, Scotland to the late Katherine and George Temple of Scotland. George served five years in the British Navy and thirty years in the United States Army. While stationed in Germany, he met his wife Christina Temple ...
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Robert Moulla

April 1, 2015

Robert Moulla of Brighton formerly of Watertown and the West End, April 1, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Manny). Loving father of Harry Moulla of Brighton. Beloved grandfather of Emmaline. Brother of the late Eleanor Pilla and Frances Jaros. Survived by nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Albanian Orthodox Church, 245 D St., South Boston,...
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Janet (DeArmas) Marchant

November 2, 1930 - April 1, 2015

Janet M. (DeArmas) Marchant of Newton Centre passed away on Apr 1, 2015 at Epoch Senior Healthcare in Weston. She was 84. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Janet had been a resident of Newton since 1970. She graduated from Boston University and had been a longtime active member of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church, where she had served as a Deacon. Janet was an active in promoting equal rights,...
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Edward Panella

January 20, 1922 - April 1, 2015

Edward Panella, 93 of Needham, formerly of Newton died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 1, 2015. Beloved husband of Virginia Panella. Loving Father of Douglas Panella and his wife Trisha, his daughter Jeanne Bolio and her late husband Kevin Bolio. Grandfather to Michael Bolio, Lindsey O'Brien and her husband Thomas O'Brien, Matthew Panella, Jeffrey Panella, and great grandfather to...
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Sylvia A. (Brown) Cotton

April 6, 1929 - March 31, 2015

Sylvia A. (Brown) Cotton, a longtime Dedham resident, died at Briarwood in Needham on Mar 31, 2015. She was 85. Sylvia was raised in West Roxbury and had lived in Dedham for 58 years. She was an active member of St. John's Methodist Church in Dedham, where she had helped to establish their preschool program and volunteered in the Clothing Corner, a used clothing exchange. She was also a very...
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Muriel G. (Gifford) Secrist

July 9, 1925 - March 26, 2015

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MURIEL IRENE GIFFORD SECRIST JULY 9, 1925 โ€“ MARCH 26, 2015 Muriel "Mickey" I. (Gifford) Secrist, age 89 of Medfield, died on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Muriel was lovingly known by those who knew her as "Mickey". She was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV by her parents, William and Dorothy Gifford, and shared much of her family life with her half-sister Norine. Mickey...
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Angelina "Ann" (Todesca) Fierimonte

September 24, 1924 - March 26, 2015

" Ann" Angelina (Todesca) Fierimonte of Needham died on March 26th at the Tippett House in Needham. She was 90. Ann was born and raised in East Boston and had been a resident of Needham for over 60 years. She worked as a secretary at the Arsenal in Watertown and for many years as the office manager for Dr. Spiller in Needham. She was an avid cribbage player and an active member of the Needham...
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Sheila R. (Iverson) Austin

October 30, 1942 - March 15, 2015

Sheila R. (Iverson) Austin passed away on March 15, 2015. She left behind Roger W. her devoted husband of 52 years; her children, Craig E. Austin and Brian W. Austin; her twin sister, Sandra E. (Iverson) Preble; her niece and nephews, Heidi A. Garrison, Dana E. Preble, and Todd R. Preble, and a grand nephew, Scott Garrison. Sheila was born in Marseilles, IL to Arla and Edward Iverson. She and...
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