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Eaton Funeral Homes

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

Robert J. White

January 13, 2018

Robert J. White, of West Newton passed away on Jan 13, 2018 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was 79. Bob was a lifelong Newton resident, graduate of Newton High School and a US Marine Corps veteran. He was a repair technician for New Telephone and later Lucent technologies, and retired after 40 years of service. He was an avid golfer and a member of Newton Lodge of Elks and Newton Council...
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Joseph G. King

September 17, 1943 - January 12, 2018

Joseph King, 74, of Needham, MA and formerly of Salem, NH and Riverside, RI died January 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, RI, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Bernice (Mullett) King. He was a veteran of the USAF during Vietnam War. The most important thing in His life was his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He also had such a great group of friends that...
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Laurence E. "Larry" Mintz

October 24, 1934 - January 10, 2018

Laurence E. "Larry" Mintz, a Resident of Needham for over 30 years, passed away on Wednesday, January 10th at Medway Country Manor. He was 83 years old. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Maurice and Esta (Silverman) Mintz. Larry Grew up in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. His career was as a general contractor and the owner of Mass Remodeling Company. Larry...
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Mary Theresa (D'Aveni) Ramirez

July 27, 1923 - January 6, 2018

Mary Theresa (D'Aveni) Ramirez, of Newton Highlands, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Roman Ramirez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre St, NEWTON CENTER, on Saturday, January 13th at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be held in the church in Saturday morning from 9...
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Jenny (Jiang) Ching

January 5, 2018

Jenny (Jiang) Ching, of Needham, formerly of Dedham and the South End of Boston, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 5, 2018 Jenny was a longtime employee of New Garden Restaurant in Needham. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her kindness to all and her devotion to her family. Most importantly, Jenny will be remembered for her boundless love for her two sons, David and Dennis,...
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Charles Auguste Rheault, Jr.

June 13, 1924 - January 4, 2018

Charles Auguste Rheault Jr. died peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 93 on January 4th, 2018. He was born in Boston, grew up in Westwood and raised a loving family in Dover and Wellfleet. A life well lived, a lover of books and language a graduate of Harvard set the stage for a lifetime of accomplishments. A Sergeant in the Army, he served in Europe during World War II with the 42nd...
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John Carlo

January 3, 2018

John Carlo, 78, of Brighton passed away at his home on Jan, 3 2018. John was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School. He worked for many years as a cement finisher and later as a painter at Raytheon in Waltham, retiring after 17 years. John was an avid bowler and had participated in the Newton Presbyterian Bowling league, and had won the Mass Bowling Assoc. title in 1977. He...
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Ellen V. Hardy

December 31, 2017

Ellen V. Hardy, formerly of Canton, MA, passed away peacefully at the Worcester Health Center on December 31, 2017 at the age of 89 years old. Her family was at her side through the last days of her life and will miss her dearly. The wife of Herbert N. Hardy who predeceased Ellen, and the loving mother of William Hardy, Brian Hardy, and Judith Leavey, she is also survived by eight grandchildren...
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Francis "Dapper" Hagan

January 4, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Francis "Dapper" Hagan passed away peacefully after a long illness on December 30, 2017, a few days prior to his 86th birthday. Born in Needham, MA. Son of the late Joseph Hagan and Katherine (Wynne) Hagan. He was along time resident of Dover, MA. Dapper was a member of Mass. National Guard, 726th Ordnance-26th Infantry Division (1949-1958). He started as a heavy equipment operator for S.E....
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Arthur H. Bassett

April 8, 1934 - December 30, 2017

Arthur H. Bassett, 83 peacefully passed away Saturday December 30, 2017 at his home in Needham. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anahid Bassett and his children Frank and wife Marie, Larry, and Glen. Grandfather to Alana, Michaela, Andrea, and John. Brother to Judith Atkins and to the late Robert E. Bassett and surviving wife Joan. Uncle to Yvette Ferrand and husband Jorge and in-law to...
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Robert Davidson "Bob" Lowden

December 28, 1937 - December 29, 2017

Robert Davidson "Bob" Lowden, of Palm Beach FL and Sebago Lake ME, formerly of Needham, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. He was 80 years old Born in Boston, he was the son of the late G. Stanley and Georgie Davidson Lowden. Mr. Lowden was a graduate of Needham High School Class of 1955 and Williams College Class of 1959. His first love was hockey and he played both at Needham High and...
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Susan Harriet Moore Chamberlain

August 9, 1927 - December 28, 2017

Susan Harriet Moore Chamberlain was born August 9th, 1927 in Oakland California, to George Thomas Moore of Yakima Washington and Harriet Dorothy Bartlett Moore of St. Louis Missouri and an older brother James Bartlett Moore. Susan passed on December 28th, 2017. At her age of ten, the Moore family moved from California to Winnetka Illinois. Here she attended public school and then graduated from...
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Charles E. Jodrey

December 26, 2017

Charles E. Jodrey (63) of Newton, MA, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017, the brilliant Christmas star still radiant in the pre-dawn sky. His heroic battle with an incurable illness reached its finality with his son by his side. Known by family and friends as Charlie, he was born in Waltham Hospital and, except for brief terms of residence outside of Massachusetts, he lived and...
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Paz A. (Avena) Moreno

October 12, 1932 - December 26, 2017

Paz A. (Avena)Moreno, of Needham, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was 85 years old. Beloved wife of the late Luis A. Moreno. Loving mother of Elmer Moreno, Rolando Moreno, Anna Liza Smith and Maripaz Ferrer. Grandmother of Jason and Kristen. Sister of Ester Paguio and the late Lourdes Javier, Concepcion Avena, Domingo, Floresto and Venancio Resurreccion. Visiting hours...
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John Terrence Ryan

December 24, 2017

John Terrence Ryan, 85, of Needham, MA, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of December 24, surrounded by his four children and wife of more than 60 years. Born in Cranston, R.I., on Aug. 7, 1932 to John and Caroline Ryan, John attended Rhode Island College, where he met his wife Eileen, and later earned two master's degrees, from Boston College and Boston University. John...
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David Bontecou Wray

March 21, 1929 - December 22, 2017

David Bontecou Wray of Needham, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, December 22. Dave was born in Paris, France, to Ernestine Haynes and Charles Gregory Wray. Dave, a widower since July 2015, was married for 60 years to Patty Bundy Wray. The couple lived in Chestnut Hill, New York City, and settled eight years ago at North Hill in Needham. Dave is survived by his three...
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Sandra (Osborne) McDonough

October 22, 1937 - December 22, 2017

Sandra McDonough, a lifelong resident of Newton, passed away peacefully in her sleep December 22, 2017 at the age of eighty. Wife of the late John McDonough, Sister to Gail Gaffney and the late Sylvia Tice and Thomas Osborne, Mother of Elizabeth Osborne, Stepmother to Joanne Curry, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt, Great Aunt, and Friend to many. Sandy, affectionately referred to as The General...
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Helen S. (Stonina) Berestka

December 21, 2017

Helen S. Berestka (Stonina), of West Newton, Ma formerly of Chicopee, MA passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 21. She was 93 years old. Formerly from Chicopee, Ma she lived in West Newton for the last 48 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Berestka, retired Lt. Col. in the Air Force and former professor. Daughter of the late Anthony J. and Mary Stonina. Sister...
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Egidio S. "Gigs" Breda

December 4, 1923 - December 18, 2017

Egidio S. "Gigs" Breda, 94 of Needham, MA, formerly of North Babylon, NY on December, 18, 2017. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy F. Beloved father to Wayne (Sarah) of Hope, Maine and Gary (Sandy) of Marstons Mills, MA. Cherished grandfather of Jesse, Ben, Lucia (Matthew) Tricomi, Marisa (Scott) Hirsch, Tamara, and Christian. Loved great grandfather of James, Jacob, Tanner, Charlotte, Katherine,...
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David C. Wiswall

December 6, 1924 - December 17, 2017

David C. Wiswall, a lifelong resident of Wellesley, passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Upon graduation from Wellesley High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a "Seabee" in the 130th construction battalion, fought for the duration of WWII throughout the Pacific Theatre in such places as Okinawa and was honorably discharged in 1946. He enrolled in Bowdoin...
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Michael A. Ferrara

January 24, 1940 - December 17, 2017

Michael A. Ferrara of Rockport, ME (formerly of Camden, ME, Hamilton, MA and Needham, MA) died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 17. Michael was pre-deceased by his parents, Dominic and Julia Ferrara. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jacqueline M. Ferrara of Rockport, ME; his sons Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. and his wife, Pasqualina, of Easton, MA, Peter D....
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Vaughn Yacobian

May 28, 1928 - December 17, 2017

Vaughn Yacobian, 89, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home in Needham, Massachusetts. Vaughn was predeceased by his loving wife Beverly Ann. He is survived by his daughter Carysusan and her husband Geoffrey Hogan of Norfolk, Massachusetts; son Robert and his wife Dorothy of Needham, Massachusetts; and daughter Lori and her wife Courtney Parks of Santa...
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Richard A. Stark

January 22, 1947 - December 15, 2017

Richard A. Stark, of Walpole, formerly of Needham, died on December 15, 2017. Born at the Glover Hospital in Needham in 1947, the son of Charles Stark and Irene (Prior) Stark, was the oldest of three brothers. Brothers Thomas Stark of Hyannis and Robert Stark of Norfolk both survive him along with many nieces and nephews. Rick graduated from Needham High School in 1965 and attended Northeastern...
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Barbara J. (Collins) Pacione

August 27, 1939 - December 14, 2017

Barbara J. (Collins) Pacione of Needham, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her dog Mysti and her family. Wife of the late Francis Pacione, she was the loving mother of the late Patricia Pepperman and her surviving husband Creag of Meredith, NH, John & Elizabeth Brennan of Portland, ME; Nancy & Tom Clarke of West Newton, Ann Marie & George Travis of New Bern,...
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Sally A. (Milliken) Larson

February 21, 1954 - December 13, 2017

Sally A. Larson (Milliken), our cherished sister, aunt and cousin, died peacefully at the Stanley Tippett House surrounded by friends on December 13, 2017 in Needham, MA, at the age of 63. She was the beloved wife to the late Larry Larson, and dear sister to her twin Scott Milliken, the late Parker "Buzzy" Milliken and the late Candace Milliken. Born on February 21, 1954, she was the daughter...
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Gertrude E. "Trudy" (MacDonald) Lannan

September 1, 1928 - December 13, 2017

Gertrude Trudy E. (MacDonald) Lannan , of Needham recently of Ashland passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017. Wife of the late James J. Lannan of 46 years. Mother of Brenda McConville and her husband Matt of Medway, Steven of Medway, and Janet Stevens and her husband Dr. O. Robert of Rye, NH. Loving Grandmother to Jenifer and Matthew McConville of Medway and Colby and Blaine Stevens of...
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Robert Willard Helm

July 29, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Robert W. Helm, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on December 12th in Hingham, MA. Recently moved to Hingham, MA, Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Chase) Helm, and by sons Stephen B Helm and his wife Julie (Paquin) of Sewickley, PA, W. Jeffrey Helm and his wife Cynthia (Mernick) of Scituate, Mark W Helm and his wife Lynn (McDermott) of Walpole, and Peter S...
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Duncan W. Anderson

July 10, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Duncan Wood Anderson, our cherished father, grandfather, and great grandfather, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones due to complications from diabetes on December 9, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) Eulalia Anderson, to whom he had been married for 63 years. Born in Needham on July 10, 1928, he was the son of the late James Gray Anderson of Aberdeen...
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Dorothy B. (Vanderwyk) McQuiston

December 4, 1913 - December 7, 2017

McQuiston, Dorothy B. (Vanderwyk), at 104 years, in Waltham, formerly of Newton, December 7, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Arthur G. McQuiston. Loving mother of Stephen L. McQuiston of Waltham, Marilyn J. Kelly and her husband Jack of Dedham and Paul A. McQuiston and his wife Roberta of Sun Lakes AZ. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren. Funeral Services are Private. In lieu of flowers,...
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John M. Meyer

September 13, 1937 - December 6, 2017

John M. Meyer, of Westwood, formerly of Boca Grande, Florida died on December 6, 2017 with his children by his side. John was a graduate of St. Paul's School, Trinity College, and Wharton School of Business. He had a successful career as a Vice President at Fiduciary Trust Company in Boston. John spent his free time playing tennis, working outside in his yard, test driving new cars, enjoying...
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Ruth Ann Concannon

December 5, 2017

Ruth Ann Concannon, 89, longtime resident of Newtonville, MA passed away on December 5, 2017 in Weston, MA. She was born in Newton on July 23,1928 the daughter of Thomas and Anne (Connolly) Concannon. She graduated from Newton High School in 1946, and went on to achieve a degree from Framingham State University, 1950, with additional degrees from Boston University and Boston State College. She...
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Jessica Lynn Bosselman

September 2, 1985 - December 3, 2017

Jessica Lynn Bosselman, 32, of Tiverton, RI, formerly of Newton Upper Falls, died suddenly on December 3, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of Ronald and Lynda (Terrio) Bosselman both of Newton Upper Falls. Sister of Joey, Ron and Matt Bosselman all of Newton. She was the loving finance of Christopher Michael Loman of Tiverton RI. She was also the loving and caring mother of 2 beautiful...
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Jane Frances (Lyons) McGovern

July 13, 1937 - November 29, 2017

Every girl grows up thinking their mother is the sweetest, strongest, loveliest, smartest, most absolutely amazing woman in the world. It's only natural. For the four daughters of Jane McGovern, it also happened to be true. Jane Frances (Lyons) McGovern July 13, 1937- November 29, 2017 Born in Bronxville, New York. She spent her early years in Providence, Rhode Island. She had fond...
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Luke Haig Griffin

December 13, 2001 - November 27, 2017

Luke Haig Griffin, of Newtonville, formerly of Cambridge, born Dec. 13, 2001 died tragically and unexpectedly on November 27, 2017. Loving son of Julia Slayton and Brad Griffin; adoring nephew of Mark and Janet Slayton of Millis, James Slayton of Camden, ME, Marguerite and Stuart Esrock of Louisville, Kentucky, and Randall and Carol Griffin of Dallas, TX.; devoted cousin to Katharine, Asa,...
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Mary L. (Horstman) Huse

November 25, 2017

Mary L. (Horstman) Huse, of West Newton died on Nov. 25, 2017. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Edgar F. Huse, the loving mother of Thomas A. and his wife Deborah of Watertown, Joseph A. and his wife Karina of Bahrain, M. Kathryn Huse of West Newton, Susan M. and her husband John McDonagh of McLean VA, the late William D. and his surviving spouse Bernadette Anderson of Del Mar CA, the late...
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Stephen J. Ftorek

December 8, 1919 - November 24, 2017

Stephen J. Ftorek passed away peacefully on November 24, 2017, two weeks shy of his 98th birthday. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, the love of his life for 61 years. He was also predeceased by his parents Stephen and Louise Ftorek, his sister Annie, brother Willie, and his precious granddaughter Anna. He is survived by sons Stevie (Tessa) of Eastport, ME and Robbie (Wendy) of Wolfeboro, NH...
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Anne Carens Leahy

November 22, 2017

Anne Carens Leahy, of Natick and formerly of Newton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 22, 2017 following a brief illness. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Judge Vincent F. Leahy and the mother of Richard Leahy (Shelley) of West Roxbury, MA, Carolyn DiSchino (Robert) of Kittery Point, ME and Jennifer Kim (Ronald) of Queensbury and Saratoga Springs, NY, Tita (Tim)...
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Benedict Oliver "Ben" Olson

May 30, 1926 - November 22, 2017

Benedict Oliver Olson, "Ben", aged 91 years, 5 months, and 23 days, of Dover, Massachusetts, passed away at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on November 22, 2017 of natural causes. Ben was born on May 30, 1926 in Worcester, MA, to Wilhelmina and Carl Olson of Norway and Sweden respectively. He had a brother Carl, 10 years older than him, whom he looked up to tremendously. Ben spent his childhood...
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Mark Joseph Murphy

June 7, 1959 - November 21, 2017

Mark Joseph Murphy, 58, of Needham, died suddenly on November 21, 2017. Mark was born on June 7,1959 in Boston, to the late Frank Murphy, Sr. and Margaret Donohue Murphy. Married to Tracy Vaughan Murphy in 1983, Mark was a devoted father to Matthew and his wife, Joana, Daniel, Brian, and Marie Murphy. He is also survived by his three loving siblings, Frank Murphy of New York; David Murphy and...
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William G. McGagh

November 20, 2017

William G. McGagh, devoted husband, father and grandfather and former corporate finance executive, died peacefully in his sleep on November 20, 2017 at the age of 88. Resident of Westwood and Chatham, MA and formerly of Birmingham, MI and Los Angeles, CA, Bill was born on May 29, 1929 in Dorchester, MA to Irish-immigrant parents Thomas and Mary (McDonough) McGagh. Bill attended Boston College...
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Gertrude "Trudy" Goode

June 20, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" Goode of Needham, died on Friday, November 17, 2017 at The Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. Trudy was 86. She grew up in the Warrendale area of Waltham where she attended Waltham schools and worked for the New England Telephone Company and Reese Corporation before marrying her husband of 64 years, the late Joseph "Joe" Goode. Trudy and Joe lived in Warrendale for years bringing...
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Bruce Buckler Claflin

August 23, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Bruce Buckler Claflin of Needham Massachusetts died peacefully on November 17, 2017, surrounded by his family, after an extended illness. He was 86 years old. Bruce is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Claflin, his children, Lynne Claflin, Ginger Nordal, and Bruce Claflin, Jr., as well as six grandchildren. Bruce was born at his home in Lebanon, NH, to Raymond and Etta Claflin. He was...
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Mary Elisabeth "Libby" (Shillady) Dell

August 11, 1920 - November 16, 2017

Mary Elisabeth Shillady Dell reunited with her beloved husband, Ernie on November 16, 2017. Libby, as she was known, was born on August 11, 1920, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and was a long-time resident of Needham. She was a true believer of the scientific method and never came upon a subject of which she did not have an opinion nor an argument in which she did not enjoy participation. She was a...
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Mario Coentro

November 15, 2017

Mario Coentro, 66, passed away on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Mario was born in San Miguel, Azores and moved to the US where he lived for over 45 years, most recently in Needham, MA. Mario worked in a number of trades and reminisced the most about his days waiting tables as he thrived in social environments and being with people. Mario's love of all living things gave him a deep appreciation...
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Barbara Larsen Lincoln

March 25, 1935 - November 13, 2017

Barbara Larsen Lincoln, age 82, mother, aunt, volunteer, and friend passed peacefully on Monday, November 13th at home in Newton, MA with family by her side. Barbara, born in Boston, MA on March 25th 1935 to George and Carolyn Larsen, along with twin brother, Thomas H. Larsen, was the youngest of four siblings including sister, Sally McAlpine and brother, Robert Larsen. Barbara grew up in Newton...
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Charles G. Bannerman

July 13, 1933 - November 13, 2017

Charles G. Bannerman of Medway, former longtime resident of Needham, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017 at home, with his loving family, after a lengthy illness. He was 84. Charles was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late John and Mary Bannerman. He came to the United States in 1954 and worked for over 30 years as a designer in mechanical engineering. He was a talented artist and...
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Kenneth J. Seaman

April 15, 1939 - November 12, 2017

Kenneth Jay Seaman, 78 of Westwood, MA, formerly of Dover and Wellfleet, MA died November 12, 2017. Ken was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Seaman of Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Ken was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 54 years, Judith Ann (Kipp). Loving father of Chris and his wife Donna of Tarpon Springs, FL and daughter in law Jill Seaman of Dover. He was the proud grandfather of...
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Mark A. Berman

November 10, 2017

Mark A. Berman of Milford, passed away at UMAS/Memorial Hospital in Worcester on Nov 10, 2017. He was 51. Mark was born in St. Paul MN and had lived for over 45 years in Milford. Mark was an avid lover of pets, the NE Patriots and the Grateful Dead. He was the son of Jerome A. and step son of Jane Berman of Boston and the late Cheryl (Markus) Berman, brother of John Berman of Corte Madera CA,...
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Phillip Campbell Farist Devor

November 9, 2017

Phillip Campbell Farist Devor died unexpectedly in Norwood, MA on November 9, 2017 at the age of 35. He was born at the Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge MA. Phil is survived by his brothers Chris Devor of Boston MA & John Devor of Baltimore MD; his sisters Francie Foster & Chris Foster of Needham MA; his mom Barbie Butler Foster and his step-dad Reg Foster of Needham MA; his dad Richard Devor & &...
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Richard Lee Wing, DMD

November 5, 2017

Dr. Richard Lee Wing, 86, of Newton Centre, died on Nov 5, 2017. Dr. Lee was born in Chelsea Massachusetts where he attended local schools graduating from Chelsea High School. He received his Bachelors degree from Tufts University in 1953 and his Dental degree (D.M.D.) from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1956. Upon graduation, Dr. Wing entered the U.S. Navy Naval Dental Clinic at...
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Regina T. (Cawley) Woods

July 23, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Regina T. (Cawley) Woods, of Needham, died on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Stanley Tippet House in Needham. She was 87 years old. Regina was the daughter of William and Mary Cawley and the sister of Mary and Anne Cawley of Springfield, Massachusetts. Regina and her husband Francis were 1948 graduates of Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA. At the time of Francis' death in December 2011,...
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Crystal Ann Dumont

October 30, 1984 - October 30, 2017

Crystal A. Dumont, 33, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was the loving mother of Aiden and Elizabeth Long and the longtime companion of Brian C. Long of Bellingham. Born in Newton, on October 30, 1984, Crystal was the beloved daughter of Robert L. Dumont of Bellingham and Judith A. (Amicangioli) Shaw of Chestnut Hill. She was the sister of Candace Shaw of Watertown and...
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Teresa E. (Perrotti) Calitri

June 27, 1922 - October 28, 2017

Teresa E. (Perrotti) Calitri, of Needham, passed away on Saturday, October 28th, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 95 years old. A Needham resident for 91 years, Teresa worked in the cafeteria at the Eliot School for 21 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Needham VFW Auxiliary and a longtime member of Fitness Club for Women in Wellesley. For Teresa, her family was the...
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Maria M. Schroter

October 1, 1923 - October 23, 2017

Maria M. (Jasienska) Schroter 94, of Newton, at her home on Monday, October 23, 2017. Beloved wife for 70 years of the late Stanislaw Gustaw Schroter. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Maria was a homemaker, author, poet, WWII Veteran and Ex-Pow. Maria was a private in the Polish Army and was taken prisoner in May of 1944 and was liberated in April of 1945. She was devoted to her family and her faith. She...
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Paul A. Graveline

October 22, 2017

Paul Armand Graveline had just turned 65 when he passed away on October 22, 2017. He fought a long battle against pancreatic cancer but died sweetly surrounded by love and support from family and friends. Paul was born on September 25, 1952 to Lauretta and Raymond Graveline of Attleboro, MA. He was the loving brother of Lawrence Graveline of Rumford, RI and the late Claire Johnson of Bourne,...
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Carl E. Sheridan

December 31, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Carl E. Sheridan, age 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2017 at the Waterview Lodge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Facility in Ashland Ma where he spent the last few months of his life. Carl was born in Dover, Ma on Haven Street, the son of the late Edward W. Sheridan and Katherine A. (Michel) Sheridan and the brother of the late Frank H. Sheridan. Carl leaves behind his wife of 49 years...
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Alfred J. Korzon

January 16, 1931 - October 17, 2017

Alfred J. "Skip" Korzon, of Needham, passed away on October 17, 2017, at the age of 86. A life-long resident of Needham, "Skip," as he was affectionately known, was a respected builder who, along with his brother, Alexander, developed numerous properties in both Needham and Wellesley. "Korzon Houses," many of which still stand today, some for well over 50 years, are known locally to be of the...
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Blanche R. (Rolashivch) Grigas

March 26, 1914 - October 12, 2017

Blanche R. (Rolashivch) Grigas, 103, of Newton, October 12, 2017. Born and raised in Needham, Blanche worked at Tillotson Rubber Company in Needham, Gamewell in Newton Upper Falls and Security Mills in Newtonville. Balnche also worked as a housekeeper for many families in the Newton area. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse M. Grigas and the loving mother of Alan A. Grigas of Waltham...
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Arthur J. Morell

June 17, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Arthur J. Morell, 82, of Franklin, formerly of Needham, passed away October 12th, 2017. He was a US Army, Korean War Veteran. Arthur was a retired Needham firefighter. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, building and flying model airplanes. He loved gardening and had over 100 variety of Daylilies in his garden. Beloved husband of Nancy D. Morell. Loving father of Lauren Podhany and her husband John of...
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Anja Anneli (Tiainen) Abramowitz

June 11, 1934 - October 10, 2017

Anja Anneli Abramowitz (Tiainen) of Newtonville, beloved mother and grandmother, best friend of many, business owner, avid reader, passionate cook and world traveler, passed-away on October 10, 2017 at the age of 83. Born in Sääminki, Finland on June 11, 1934 to Hugo Jalmar Tiainen and Beda Maria Tiainen (Vainio). She had five siblings; Kauko, Alli, Airi, Seppo and Irja. Her life was an...
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Marjorie D. Moerschner

October 9, 2017

Marjorie D. Moerschner, of West Newton died on Oct 9, 2017 at Brookhaven at Lexington. Daughter of the late Richard E. and Helen (Taylor) Moerschner. Marjorie attended the Buckingham School in Cambridge and graduated in 1949 from Boston University with a degree in education. Her father, an emigrant from Germany, owned and operated Morschner Dye Works, in Needham Heights. Marjorie spent some...
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Pasquale F. "Pat" DeGeorge

March 26, 1923 - October 8, 2017

Pasquale F. "Pat" DeGeorge, of Needham, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice House in Needham. He was 94 years old. Mr. DeGeorge was a US Navy World War II Veteran. He was a well-known barber in the Newton and Watertown area, having worked at Guys Barbershop in Watertown and shops at the Newton Marriott and Raytheon. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 41 in...
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Robert H. Holt, Sr.

December 14, 1940 - October 6, 2017

Robert H. Holt of East Providence, RI, formerly of Needham, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 6, 2017. He was 76 years old. A resident of Needham for 30 years, Mr. Holt had a lifelong career in the Optical business, most recently for Luzerne Optical for the past 17 years as a Territory Sales Manager for Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of the late Betsy (Carlsen) Holt and...
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Lesli Brooks Athanasoulis

October 4, 2017

Lesli Brooks Athanasoulis, a wife and mother passed away peacefully in Boulder, CO, October 4th at the age of 49. Lesli grew up in Needham, MA attending Needham schools and graduated from Needham High School with the class of 1986. Lesli attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA earning a Bachelor degree in English. After graduation, Lesli eventually moved to Boulder, CO and most...
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Gary W. Petrini

September 2, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Gary W. Petrini of Needham, MA passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017. He was 81. Gary was born in Needham on September 2, 1936, the only child of Lee Petrini and Eva Petrini Hosmer. He was the loving and cherished husband of Lynn Grasser Petrini for 54 years. Gary was a lifelong Needham resident who also enjoyed homes on Priscilla Beach in Plymouth and in Naples, FL. He attended Needham...
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Arthur Cutrone

September 28, 2017

Arthur Cutrone, 96, of Newton Centre died at his home on Sept 28, 2017. Arthur was a graduate of Medford High and Northeastern Univ School of Business. He was a US Navy veteran and served with the Navy Air Group on Iwo Jima. He had worked for over 35 years for Black & Decker Power Tools. Arthur was the husband of the late Norma (Cronin) Cutrone and father of David of Newton Centre and Bryan...
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Edward Donovan

September 27, 2017

Edward Donovan of Newton, MA passed away peacefully on Sept 27, 2017. He was the husband of 55 years to Eleanor R. (Curtis) Donovan. He was born in Boston, MA to William and Marcella (MacKinnon) Donovan. While in school he was a member of the Cathedral Choir. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was discharged in 1964 as a Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force he was stationed in...
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Valerie (Farmer) Boynton

September 26, 2017

Valerie (Farmer) Boynton of Newton, one of the first matrons appointed to the Newton Police Dept., died on Sept 26, 2017. She was 98 Val was born in Toccoa, GA and had lived in Newton since 1938. She worked as a matron and traffic supervisor, primarily at the Underwood School, for the Newton Police Dept. retiring in 1991 after 42 years of service. She had been a member of the Eliot Church in...
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Louis "Louie" Tarabelli

September 25, 2017

Louis (Louie) Tarabelli of Needham, passed away September 25, 2017 at the age of 89. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, MaryAnn (DeRoma) Tarabelli. Loving father of Lisa Tarabelli and her husband James Lee of Norwood and Laura Tarabelli of Needham. Loving grandfather of Aidan and Miranda Lee. Also survived by many nieces, nephews. As a devoted family man, Louie's life...
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Mark T. London

July 3, 1973 - September 25, 2017

Mark T. London, 44 of Foxboro, formerly of Needham, beloved husband of Linda(Roberts) London, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 25. He was born in Lynn, MA to Eileen (Grimes) London of Needham, and the late W. Thomas London of Kittery, ME. He was raised in Needham and attended school in the Needham School System. He furthered his education at North Adams State College where he earned...
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Frances (Curto) Lordi

September 25, 2017

Frances (Curto) Lordi, of Milton formerly of Bronx, NY died on Sept 25, 2017 at the Norwood Hospital. She was 83. Frances was the beloved wife for 63 years of Anthony Lordi and loving mother of Rob Lordi and his wife Paula of Dover and the late Loretta Lordi. Dear grandmother of Robert, Hannah and Jack Lordi. Sister of the late Daniel and Philip Curto. Relatives and friends are kindly invited...
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David E. Svendsen

March 26, 1943 - September 25, 2017

David Svendsen, of Newton, Massachusetts, the beloved husband of Guna Svendsen and dearly cherished father of Dr. Sasha Svendsen passed peacefully in his sleep Monday, September 25, 2017 at the age of 74. He was a son of Needham from birth and was treasured by his family and many friends. He poured his love and energy into service of the town and was widely recognized and welcomed by the...
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Margaret Lindley Balian

September 1, 1934 - September 24, 2017

With great sadness, the family of Margaret Lindley Balian announces her passing on September 24. She was surrounded by family. Our mother was a constant learner, whether it be through her travels or in courses or lectures. She loved cats, wine, football, CNN, Words with Friends, travel, books, opera, and being with friends and family. We remember her as the first Mom with a computer, an iPhone,...
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Henry J. Halko

September 24, 2017

Henry J. Halko, of Charlton, formerly Webster,Brookline, Chestnut Hill and Boston. Henry was born on October 31, 1925 in Worcester, Ma. He was graduated from Bartlett High in 1943 and entered Worcester State College, but was drafted into the U. S. Army the following year. After two years of service he came home and entered Clark University where he completed a four-year program in two years,...
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Theresa (Mackinnon) Anderson

February 5, 1933 - September 23, 2017

Theresa (MacKinnon) Anderson, a Needham resident for over 40 years, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Anderson a retired Vice President of Walpole Cooperative Bank, where she worked for many years. Beloved wife for more than 50 years of the late Charles "Chuck" Anderson. Loving mother to Brian Anderson and his wife Amy of Ossining, New York. Sister of Josie,...
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Norma Pazos

September 20, 2017

Norma Pazos, 87 passed away peacefully in Boca Raton, Florida on September 20th, 2017. She was the loving wife of 60 years to late Gerardo Pazos. Beloved mother of the late Lucrecia and husband Raul Pabon; Felicia and her husband Nick Marangakis; Sylvia Pazos; Anabelle and her husband Paul Murphy; Albert and his wife Bobbi Pazos. Proud grandmother Ingrid and her husband John Aslanian, Eric,...
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Arthur Thomas Palmer

November 18, 1933 - September 19, 2017

Arthur Thomas Palmer, 83, formerly of Brookline and Newton, passed peacefully Tuesday September 19, 2017. He was known for his sense of humor, his time playing hockey at Brookline HS and in the semi pro Mayflower league, and his years as a Brookline fire fighter but his greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Ellen (Carter) Palmer. He is also survived by his...
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Margaret M. (McMillan) Raffol Collins

January 1, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Margaret M. Raffol Collins, 91, of Needham, passed away on September 16, 2017 at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick. A Needham resident of 62 years, Margaret was born on January 1, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a child she lived in the small town of Anadarko, OK and attended a one-room schoolhouse where her mother taught all elementary grades. Margaret attended Oklahoma State...
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Leo F. Costa

January 24, 1952 - September 9, 2017

Leo F. Costa of Newton Upper Falls, passed to the Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 65 years old. Beloved husband of Debbie (O'Hara) Costa. Son of the late Leo F. Costa and Mary Costa Boland. Father of Michael O. Costa and Terrence J. Costa. Brother of Joanne Carson and nephew to Anna Costa. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the...
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Jean Taggart Lindblad

April 12, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Jean Taggart Lindblad, 91, of Westwood, formerly of Needham, died of natural causes on September 8, 2017. Born in Philadelphia on April 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Kathryn Voegele Taggart and Henry M. Taggart and grew up in Philadelphia and later in Newtown, PA. After attending George School in Newtown, class of 1943, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1947, and earned a...
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Jean (Riley) Recchion

September 7, 2017

Jean (Riley) Recchion, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Natick and Newton on Sept 7, 2017. Jean was the wife of the late Anthony Recchion, and is survived by her children Cynthia Lucier of Nashua, NH and David Recchion and his wife Carol of Clinton, grandchildren Alana and Zoe, sister in law of Louise Riley of Newton and Bob Keville and his wife Lauren. Funeral and interment services will be private....
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Peter Paul DiDomenico

August 21, 1949 - September 7, 2017

Peter Paul DiDomenico, 68, of Bonita Springs, Fl., formerly of Newton and Needham, Mass., died Thursday, September 7 of brain cancer. Beloved husband of 46 years to Judith Ann (Civetti) DiDomenico. Loving father of Leann DiDomenico McAllister and her husband Terence, and Peter Salvatore DiDomenico and his wife Danielle. Hero grandfather to Andrew, Jack, Emelia, and Luca. Cherished brother of...
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Charles J. MacDonald

September 7, 2017

Charles J. MacDonald of Medway formerly of West Newton on Sept 7, 2017. Charles was born on Aug 9, 1921 in Wellesley, MA the oldest of 8 children. He was married to Mildred (MacRae) MacDonald for 67 years. He had 5 children, he was pre deceased by his oldest daughter Susan and is survived by his children and spouses James and his wife Joyce, Neil and his wife Robin, Lois and her husband Michael...
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Michele Lencioni

January 25, 1923 - September 6, 2017

Michele Lencioni of Newton Upper Falls died Wednesday Sept 6, 2017 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 68 years of Livia (Petroni) Lencioni. Devoted father of Ilia and John Fisher of Lexington, Mickey and Bob Kielty of West Newton, Michael and Lina Lencioni of Walpole. Loving Grandfather of Tim, Dorrie, Megan, Michelle, Ariana, Nicholas and Matthew and...
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Thomas H. Casey

September 3, 2017

Thomas H. Casey, of West Newton died on September 3, 2017 surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was 84 years old. Beloved husband of M. Bernadette (Murphy) Casey, to whom he was married for 58 years. A devoted father, Tom leaves his children Suzanne Casey of Newton, Janice Casey Frase and her husband Gerrit of North Falmouth, Diane Palazesi and her husband L.J. of East Sandwich, and...
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Herbert T. Barclay

September 2, 2017

Herbert T. Barclay, of Newton, a longtime engineer at MIT Lincoln Labs, died on Sat Sept 2, 2017 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was 70. Herb was raised in Rockland and graduated from Cardinal Spellman High in Brockton. He went on to Northeastern University where he earned his graduate and master's degree. He was an engineer in adaptive optics at MIT Lincoln Labs since 1984. Herb...
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James Hugh Powers

August 29, 2017

James Hugh Powers, age 93, a Needham Town Meeting member for over 60 years, passed away on Jan 27, 2017 in Needham, MA. Born in Cambridge, Jim graduated with honors from Browne & Nichols School in 1942 and was admitted in the fall of 1942 to Harvard University. He left Harvard for military service in March 1943 and returned to college in Feb 1946 and graduated in 1949 as a member of the Class...
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Mae (Kouri) George

January 31, 1918 - August 23, 2017

Mae Kouri George, 99, of Needham, MA, passed away on August 23rd, 2017 while holding the hand of her son Douglas. She was born in 1918 in Worcester, MA into the large Lebanese family of Samuel Kouri and Alice Souda Kouri. She graduated from The Worcester Public Schools and married the late George F George in 1942. After living on many US Army bases during WW II they settled in Needham where they...
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Leonard J. Gordon

August 18, 2017

Leonard J Gordon, 92, (Lefty, LJ) of Quincy and New Jersey, formerly of Needham, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017. He was born in Randolph to Paulina Malloch and Darrel Gordon and moved frequently around Cambridge and Everett as a child. He served honorably in the Navy in World War II, then again as he trained radio communications during the Korean War in the Naval Reserves. After his...
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Lawrence D. Smith, Jr.

August 16, 2017

Lawrence D. Smith Jr. of Waban a lifelong Newton resident, passed away on Aug 16, 2017. He was 83. Larry graduated from Newton Trade School and served in the US Army, where he played baseball and hockey and was an amateur boxer. He had worked for 50 years as an electrical engineer at Varian Vacuum in Lexington. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Carol (Grassilli) Smith, the loving...
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John J. "Jack" Caffrey

August 15, 2017

John (Jack) Caffrey, 84, of Weston, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with melanoma surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a long-time resident of Needham and grew up in Newton Centre where he graduated from Newton North High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps., studied at Northeastern University in Boston...
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Robert F. Sostilio

August 12, 2017

Robert F. Sostilio.,President and CEO of Sostilio & Associates International, Inc., of Ocala, Florida died on August 12, 2017. He was born November 17, 1942 in Boston, the son of Natale and Louise Sostilio of Newton Highlands, MA and attended schools in Newton, Huntington Prep in Boston and the University of Maine at Orono. During the Vietnam era, he served as a winged crewman with helicopter...
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Neva W. Spinks

August 10, 2017

Neva W. Spinks, 95, of Newton, MA died peacefully on August 10, 2017 at Benchmark Senior Living in Acton MA with family by her side after a period of declining health. She was born in Boonville, NY on August 4, 1922, daughter of Clarence Sheldon and Gertrude Quirt Weager. Neva attended school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she excelled as a student and was at the top of her class. She...
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James M. Spinks

August 10, 2017

James M. Spinks, 92, of Newton, MA died peacefully on June 26, 2016 at Benchmark Senior Living in Acton MA with members of his family by his side after complications from a stroke. He was born in Nelson Township, Ontario, Canada on August 5, 1923, son of Earl J. and Elizabeth Watson Spinks. Jim graduated from the University of Toronto in 1945 where he received a degree in Engineering. After...
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Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl

August 8, 2017

Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl of Newton Centre and North Hampton NH, passed away on Aug 8, 2017. She was 91. Ruth was born in Boston and graduated high school in Worcester and went on to Memorial Hospital Nursing School becoming a Registered Nurse in 1948 and later received a BA from Wellesley College in 1983. She also operated Ruth Earthrowl Real Estate in Newton and the Play and Learn Preschool. ...
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George A. "Bud" Downer

January 6, 1938 - August 4, 2017

George A. Downer, 79, longtime Needham resident, known to friends and family as "Bud," passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Bud was the beloved husband of Carol A. Downer. He was the proud father of Scott, Brett (Ellen), Lisa (Gary), and Keith (Tammy), and stepfather to Randy DeForest (Ann), Jeff DeForest, and Pamela Lee. He is...
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Nancy M. Porter

August 3, 2017

Nancy M. Porter, wife of the late Wendell Porter, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on August 3, 2017. She leaves behind John and Kathleen Porter and family, David and Kathryn Parker and family, Forest and Joanne Porter, and Kristen Greathead and family. She had eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral Service in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Monday...
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Frances J. (Delaney) "Fran" Moore

March 19, 1929 - August 1, 2017

Frances "Fran" J (Delaney) Moore, a longtime Needham resident, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday August 1st at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham MA. Fran was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Kunz) Delaney, and beloved wife of Robert J Moore, who preceded her in death. Fran dedicated her life to her family and community. She and Bob...
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Jennie F. (Funari) Arbuckle

January 5, 1925 - July 28, 2017

Jennie F. (Funari) Arbuckle of Needham, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Born in Sarnano, Italy, Jennie moved to Needham at the age of 5. After the death of her husband George, in 1965, Jennie went to work for Fields Hosiery in Needham for 25 years and late became a home health aide. Jennie also delivered meals to the elderly for many years. Jennie loved to cook and her family was...
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Paul Francis Cavanaugh

July 24, 2017

Paul Francis Cavanaugh, 84, of Medfield, Massachusetts passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by family. Paul was a long-time resident of Needham, Massachusetts and worked as the City Solicitor of Concord, New Hampshire for 38 years. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Ryder), daughter Catherine Cavanaugh, daughter Mary Elizabeth ...
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