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Albertine G. (Houle) "Tina" Homsi

September 3, 1950 - November 22, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

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

June 2, 1934 - November 16, 2014

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

May 13, 1924 - November 16, 2014

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

July 9, 1938 - November 12, 2014

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

January 30, 1929 - November 11, 2014

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

November 7, 2014

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

June 19, 1931 - November 7, 2014

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

June 8, 1923 - November 5, 2014

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

November 4, 2014

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

December 2, 1931 - October 31, 2014

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

April 2, 1929 - October 30, 2014

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

February 20, 1930 - October 29, 2014

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

October 26, 2014

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

February 13, 1928 - October 24, 2014

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

February 16, 1925 - October 23, 2014

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

January 6, 1948 - October 23, 2014

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

December 1, 1962 - October 23, 2014

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

April 13, 1915 - October 20, 2014

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

October 18, 1993 - October 19, 2014

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

July 12, 1922 - October 19, 2014

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

May 29, 1917 - October 19, 2014

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

October 18, 2014

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

February 16, 1930 - October 8, 2014

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

June 7, 1932 - October 6, 2014

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

April 29, 1956 - October 3, 2014

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

October 3, 2014

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

December 4, 1913 - October 1, 2014

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

February 18, 1935 - September 27, 2014

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

June 14, 1921 - September 22, 2014

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

August 5, 1941 - September 13, 2014

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

March 7, 1929 - September 13, 2014

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

June 20, 1956 - September 10, 2014

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

October 2, 1934 - September 6, 2014

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

October 10, 1918 - September 2, 2014

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

January 2, 1937 - August 29, 2014

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

March 17, 1966 - August 28, 2014

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

April 10, 1936 - August 23, 2014

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

December 20, 1927 - August 22, 2014

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

October 24, 1922 - August 19, 2014

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

April 25, 1919 - August 16, 2014

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

August 10, 1981 - August 14, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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

April 17, 1938 - August 5, 2014

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

December 6, 1933 - August 4, 2014

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

March 10, 1982 - August 2, 2014

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

March 1, 1935 - July 31, 2014

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

April 21, 1949 - July 22, 2014

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

August 27, 1931 - July 20, 2014

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

May 29, 1931 - July 19, 2014

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

April 1, 1921 - July 18, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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

February 3, 1943 - July 14, 2014

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

May 9, 1939 - July 7, 2014

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

July 13, 1936 - July 4, 2014

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

October 7, 1943 - June 29, 2014

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

February 3, 1959 - June 29, 2014

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

February 12, 1912 - June 26, 2014

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

October 28, 1916 - June 26, 2014

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

October 25, 1917 - June 25, 2014

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

February 14, 1928 - June 24, 2014

Catherine B. "Kay" Bedigan of Wellesley, formerly of Newton passed away on Tuesday, June 24th at 86 years. She was predeceased by her husband Michael H. Bedigan in 1997. Kay had a varied career working for Filene's in Chestnut Hill; for the City of Newton as a crossing guard and meter maid; for the Town of Needham as ward secretary on South II of the Glover Hospital and then at North Hill in...
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Stephen S. Smith, Jr.

January 16, 1934 - June 23, 2014

Stephen S. Smith Jr.,"The Captain" of West Newton, retired Newton Police officer, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. Steve was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Am. Legion Post 440 of Newton and a longtime coach of the Newton Boys Club Baseball team. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching his children and...
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Holly Ladd

June 23, 2014

Holly Ladd died at her Newton home of ALS on June 23, 2014 at the age of 59. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont and Suffolk Law School. She accomplished much in those too few years. Always ready to venture beyond her comfort zone, Holly Ladd might be hopping on a small airplane to fly to a tiny air strip in rural Kenya, or boarding a jet to fly to Oklahoma in the wake of a...
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Sarah Ann MacKinnon

November 3, 1977 - June 19, 2014

Sarah Ann MacKinnon, of Needham passed away on Thursday, June 19th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 36 years old. Sarah is survived by her loving and devoted parents, Edwin E. and Ellen J. (Wilson) MacKinnon. Dear Sarah was a special angel, she loved animals. Sarah loved to dance and was always wanting to help her friends. She never went anywhere without wearing her...
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Bradford Wright

August 28, 1918 - June 19, 2014

Bradford Wright, 95, died peacefully at home in Newton, Massachusetts on June 19, 2014, following a brief illness. He was an inspiration to many as a history teacher, musician, husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. Born on August 28, 1918 to Cecil Wright and Clara Holman Wright, he was raised in Glens Falls, NY by his father and stepmother, Eunice Stewart Wright, and graduated from...
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Harry O. Cornick

January 23, 1930 - June 19, 2014

Harry O. Cornick of Wrentham, formerly of Needham, died on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was 84 years old. 
Born in Watertown, Harry graduated from Watertown High School and attended Wentworth Institute. Harry served in the United States Air Force in 1949. Harry was a longtime employee of Barletta Engineering Corporation. He worked for over 55 years as a Project...
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Guy W. Nichols

October 27, 1925 - June 18, 2014

Guy W. Nichols, former head of the New England Electric System (now National Grid) passed away June 18 of natural causes. He was 88. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley H. Nichols; three daughters (Pam Nichols of Galena, MD, Gail Nichols of Aspen, CO, Sally Nichols-Sharpe of Tulsa, OK); three grand-sons; four great-grandchildren; and a sister Dawn Hazelett of Colchester, VT. ...
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Robert Lawrence "Joe" Corbo, Sr.

December 11, 1929 - June 17, 2014

Robert "Joe" Lawrence Corbo, Sr., 84, of Dover, died peacefully June 17, 2014 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. Bob was raised in Needham MA, an avid modeler, enjoying all things aviation. A US Army Korean War Veteran, following his discharge in 1953 began his own carpet business, R.L. Corbo & Sons, retiring after forty years. Bob is survived by his wife Elaine J. (Salamone)...
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Eleanor E. (Greene) Clark

May 5, 1920 - June 16, 2014

Eleanor E. Clark was born May 5, 1920 in Boston, loving daughter of Robert F. Greene and Wilhelmina E. Wagner of Waban, a part of Newton, and beloved older sister to Louise F. Davis of Wellesley. Eleanor Clark passed away peacefully at Golden Living, Garden Place in Attleboro on June, 16, 2014, age 94. In 1937, Eleanor graduated from Newton North High School and studied at Chandler secretarial...
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Preston Ware, Jr.

June 13, 2014

Ware, Preston Jr. of Sterling, MA and previously of Holden, MA, passed away quietly on June 13, 2014 at 86 years of age. Preston was the husband of his beloved late Carolyn Mae (Hyldburg) Ware whom he met while Carolyn worked as a nurse at Mount Auburn Hospital in Watertown in the 1950s. Preston spent his early life in Arlington and Manomet where he became an avid golfer and member at Plymouth...
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Martha F. (McElroy) McIntyre

February 7, 1929 - June 9, 2014

Martha F. (McElroy) McIntyre, of Newton passed away on June 9, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 85. Born and raised in the Mission Hill area of Boston, Martha graduated from Emmanuel College in 1950. She had lived in Newton since 1959 and was an active member of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish. She was a woman of indomitable spirit, seemingly limitless positive energy, boundless...
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Guy F. Perito

August 23, 1920 - June 6, 2014

Guy F. Perito of Needham, died on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center in Marlborough MA. He was 93. Born in Boston, Guy was the son of the late Valentino and Grace (Giacoppo) Perito and was raised in the Jackson Square area of Roxbury. Guy went to the Blessed Sacrament grammar school and then on to Boston Trade School where he took the popular Auto Mechanic's course,...
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James J. Gallo

October 5, 1927 - June 5, 2014

James J. Gallo, of Wellesley died at his home on June 5, 2014. He was 86. Born and raised in Medford, Jim graduated from Medford High and was the State Broad Jump Champion for 3 straight years. He served in the US Army and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Physical Education. His career spanned over 30 years working for the VA Medical System first in Maine then as a Therapist in...
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Henri Raoul Marie Salaun

April 6, 1926 - June 4, 2014

Henri Raoul Marie Salaun born in Brest France on April 6, 1926, a Needham resident for 54 years, passed away on Wednesday, June 4th at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. He was 88 years old. Salaun is a French born American squash player of fame, (his paternal grandfather was vice admiral of France during the 1920's.) "He is widely considered one of the world's most influential squash...
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Mary B. (Fitzgerald) "Bea" Campbell

December 24, 1916 - June 4, 2014

Mary B. "Bea" (Fitzgerald) Campbell, died on Wednesday, June 4th at Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. She was 97 years old. A longtime resident of Needham, Bea was a charter member of the Needham Pool and Racquet Club and a long time member of the Postcomers Club of Needham. She was an avid tennis player until the age of 90 and a lifelong bridge player. The beloved...
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Roxane H. "Roxie" Roethlisberger Prins

April 22, 1958 - June 3, 2014

Roxane H. "Roxi" Roethlisberger Prins, of Natick, formerly of Needham, passed away suddenly on June 3 at the age of 56. She is survived by her husband, Michael F. Prins, sister, Linda G. Roethlisberger and was the daughter of the late Gay and Bob Roethlisberger of Needham. Roxi was a graduate of Needham High School, class of 1976, received her BA from the University of New Hampshire and her MBA...
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Barbara Raymond Barrett

June 29, 1928 - May 23, 2014

Barbara Raymond Barrett, age 85, of Needham and Framingham, MA., died peacefully on May 23, 2014, at Emeritus at Farm Pond, Framingham, MA. She was the loving wife of the late Martin Edward Barrett. She is survived by her four children, daughter Judith Tocci and her husband Ralph of Hickory, NC, son, Martin Jr. and wife Susan of Gilford, NH, daughter Pat McCarthy and her husband Richard of...
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Carolyn Clarke "Chickie" Panasavich

May 11, 1924 - May 22, 2014

Carolyn Clarke "Chickie" Panasevich, of Needham and Stockbridge died peacefully at home on May 22, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the loving mother of Karen Panasevich-Cummins and her husband Robert Cummins of Still River, and the late John Panasevich. Devoted grandmother of Mark of Ayer, Alex and his wife, Coleen of Marlborough, and Christopher Albert of Granby. Great grandmother of Leo of...
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Harold Gordon Allen

March 21, 1921 - May 21, 2014

Harold Gordon Allen, a longtime resident of Needham died on Wednesday, May 21st at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. He was 93 years old. Born in England, Gordon was the son of the late Harold T. and Emma (Stone) Allen. He grew up in Needham and a graduate of Needham High School. At the onset of World War II, Gordon joined the Canadian Army and served in Burma. He was the former...
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Marjorie G. (Geerts) Swanton

November 2, 1926 - May 19, 2014

Marjorie G. (Geerts) Swanton, a resident of Needham for58 years, passed away peacefully on Monday May 19, 2014. Mrs. Swanton was born in Medford and was raised and educated in Winchester. She was a longtime dedicated member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Needham Garden Club. The beloved wife of the late John T. Swanton, she was the devoted mother of Bill and his wife Wendy and Chris and his...
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Patricia (Taylor) Paine

May 18, 2014

Patricia (Taylor) Paine, 91, of St. Pete FL formerly of Newton, MA passed peacefully on Sun May 18, 2014. She was predeceased by her loving husband William W. Paine and her first husband Richard S. Boynton. She had two sisters, her twin Priscilla I. Cawley and Lillian Appleyard. Her father was George Edwin Taylor and her mother Lillian Wiles Taylor. She was the loving mother of Richard S....
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Miriam Barbara (Williams) "Mimi" Woolston

January 21, 1939 - May 18, 2014

Miriam Barbara Williams Woolston, 75, of 36 Nevada Road Needham, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Barbara, affectionately known as "Mimi," was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Mimi—adored mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, aunt, sister—was a true Southern matriarch of a family tree filled with strong women. She was kind and funny, a beautiful ...
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Ralph (Raffaele) Lionelo Ruggiero Zani

May 8, 2014

Ralph (Raffaele) Lionelo Ruggiero Zani, of Boston died Thursday, May 8, 2014 of complications from multiple myeloma. Born in Viareggio, Italy he came to the United States as a child and went on to receive an AB from Harvard '54 and an MBA from Harvard Business School '59. He was the first American President of a Japanese U.S. subsidiary. In 1975, he founded Martec International Corporation at...
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Sheila A. (Foley) Foley

December 6, 1926 - May 7, 2014

Sheila A. (Foley) Foley, a resident of Needham for over 60 years, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. She was 88 years old. The daughter of the late James J. and Mary F. (Gunning) Foley, Sheila was born and raised in Marlboro. Mrs. Foley worked for New England Telephone in Needham as an operator. She left her job to raise her family. Mr. Foley was an...
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Clifford M. Bryant

April 6, 1924 - May 5, 2014

Clifford M. Bryant, 90, of Wellesley and Lake Dunmore, VT, May, 2014. Beloved husband of Nancy Kent Bryant and the late Jane Hilles Bryant. Father of three loving children and three step children, Cliff Bryant Jr and his wife Rita of Lexington, Barbara and her husband Bruce Blokland of Vermont, Laura and her husband Charles Dignam of Marblehead, Valerie Hamton of Hanson, Cindy and her husband...
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Stephanie Caruso

May 4, 2014

Stephanie Caruso, a lifelong Newton resident died at the Mass General Hospital in Boston on May 4, 2014. She was 66. Stephanie graduated from Newton South High in 1965 and Mass College of Art in 1969. She later received her Master's in Art Education from Boston University. Stephanie was a media buyer in the advertising field and was Vice President of Star Media in Natick, where she had worked...
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Gheorghe Stefanescu

April 30, 2014

Gheorghe Stefanescu, of Brookline, died April 30, 2014 shortly after his 92nd birthday. Beloved husband of Zina-Virginia Stefanescu (born Gandu), and loving father of Dan C. Stefanescu of Needham and Mugur C. Stefanescu of Newton, and their wives, Eva I. Kampits and Melia Stefanescu, devoted grandfather of Andreea N. Stefanescu (Brooklyn, NY), Cristina F. Stefanescu (Boston) and Alexandra M....
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Edward J. "Eddy" Gaines

June 27, 1924 - April 29, 2014

Edward J. "Eddy" Gaines, of Needham died on Tuesday, April 29th at his home. He was 89 years old. Eddy grew up in Roslindale and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, Eddy went to work at Locke Lumber in Needham. He retired as the manager of the hardware department after 40 years in 1989. He was the beloved husband of...
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John Mark "Chip" Thomas II

March 26, 1961 - April 26, 2014

Thomas, John Mark, II, "Chip", 53, of Hudson, April 26, 2014. Son of Carol (Gallagher) Thomas of Needham and John Mark Thomas of Barnstable. Step son of Phyllis Beck of Needham. Brother of Steven Thomas of Needham and James Thomas of Hopkinton. Also survived by several step siblings and cousins. Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Friday, May 2nd from 5-8 PM. ...
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Norma (Willox) Middleton

May 11, 1936 - April 26, 2014

Norma (Willox) Middleton, age 77, of Needham, MA passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was married to the love of her life William C. Middleton for 58 years. She was a warm, kind, generous woman and was a loving person to all. Devoted mother of Gary and his wife Anne of Norfolk, MA. Cherished grandmother of Melissa and her fiancé Nicholas of West Bridgewater, MA, Mark and Cameron of...
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Angelo "Chick" Tucceri

September 16, 1928 - April 26, 2014

Angelo "Chick" Tucceri of Needham passed away on April 26, 2014 peacefully surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. Chick was a graduated of Needham High School Class of 1946 and attended Newton Trade School where he developed his automotive skills and then attended a second time to obtain his Machinist skills. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Chick played semi-pro...
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Robert J. Lanigan

April 25, 2014

Robert Joseph Lanigan, a resident of Needham since 1938 and a 30 year Nantucket summer resident, passed away on April 25. Bob attended Needham schools, graduated from Tilton Academy in N.H. and attended Yankton College in S.D. as well as Suffolk University in Boston. He is a WWII veteran, was a member of the 11th Airborne Division, served in Asiatic Pacific Theatre and was a member of the Japan...
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Nella (DiLuzio) Manfredi

February 3, 1924 - April 25, 2014

Nella (DiLuzio) Manfredi, of LaCivita, Abruzzi, Italy and Newton Centre died on April 25, 2014. She was 90. Nella was a talented seamstress and had worked in many high end boutiques on Newbury St. and other Boston locations. Nella was the beloved wife of the late Lewis J. Manfredi and devoted mother of Joe and his wife Susan, of Walpole, Dona and her husband David of Dedham, Rhonda and her...
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Willis M. (MacWilliams) "Willa" Jeeves

April 2, 1926 - April 24, 2014

Willis M Jeeves, 88,of Needham, died on April 24, 2014. Willis (Willa) was born to the late William and Gertrude MacWilliams, April 2, 1926, in Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada. Willa moved to Needham, MA at the age of three, and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Needham High School and soon after married the late Harry R Jeeves, also of Needham, MA Willa was a food service manager for...
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Gregory W. Rowan

December 1, 1946 - April 23, 2014

Gregory W. Rowan, 67, of Needham, beloved husband of Christine Ehrlich Rowan and loving father of Mary C. Rowan and Louis R. Rowan, passed away on April 23, surrounded by his family. Born in Quincy, FL, Greg was a graduate of Florida State University, continuing his study of the French language at McGill University, Montreal, and the University of North Carolina. He relocated to MA, married, and...
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Barbara Ann (Kenney) Noack

January 20, 1927 - April 23, 2014

Barbara Ann (Kenney) Noack of Natick, MA passed away April 23 after a brief illness. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Donald Noack in 1987. She is survived by her children, AnnMarie LaBrache, Karen Waters and her husband Stephen, Mark Noack and his wife Cheryl, Mary Cummings and her husband Ronald, her grandchildren, Carley White and her husband Brian, Christopher LaBrache and...
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M. Eileen (McDonough) O'Toole

September 17, 1917 - April 16, 2014

M. Eileen (McDonough) O'Toole, of Needham died on Apr 16, 2014. She was 96. Eileen was born in Norwood and had been a resident of Needham for 55 years. She graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1938 and attended Harvard University Graduate School. She was a supervisor for the Adult education program in Norwood for many years. Eileen was a longtime Needham Town Meeting member and...
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Martin G. Lobkowicz

December 21, 1928 - April 11, 2014

Martin Maximilian George Lobkowicz of Dover, Massachusetts, died January 4, 2014, at the age of eighty-five. Mr. Lobkowicz was born in London, the eldest son of Prince and Princess Maximilian Lobkowicz and raised in Czechoslovakia. At the outbreak of WWII, his family fled to London where his father was Ambassador to the Court of St. James, representing the Czech government in exile. In 1940, Mr...
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DeLaurice Hauer Fraylick

August 13, 1928 - April 8, 2014

DeLaurice Hauer Fraylick, of Needham Heights, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Hospital in Boston. She was 85 years old. Born in Lorain Ohio, she was the daughter of the late August Theodore and Jennie Farschman Hauer. Mrs. Fraylick was an honor graduate of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio and did graduate work at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio....
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Shirley A. Kauffunger

January 19, 1932 - April 8, 2014

Shirley A Kauffunger, of Needham, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. She was 82 years old. Born in Boston, Shirley was raised in Newton and attended Newton Public Schools. She worked as a nurse's aide at Briarwood Healthcare for 27 years. The beloved wife of the late Edward P. Kauffunger she was the loving mother of Deborah L. Kauffunger of Ashland, Gary W....
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