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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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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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Robert F. "Bob" Kelley, Sr.

March 21, 1931 - April 7, 2014

Robert F. "Bob" Kelley, Sr., of Bellingham, formerly of Needham, died on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare in Milford. He was 83 years old. Born in Somerville, Bob was the son of the late Frank and Mary Jo (Blute) Kelley. Bob served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in March of 1955 with the rank of Sargent. Bob was a longtime...
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Lucille "Lucy" (Wood) Wiesner

February 12, 1934 - April 7, 2014

Lucille (Lucy) Wiesner of Newton Highlands, died on April 7, 2014. Born on February 12, 1934 in Rockford, IL, she was daughter of the late Dorothy L. and Clifford G. Wood. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth B. Wiesner, and deeply loved mom of David K. Wiesner and his wife Deirdre F. Wiesner of Bow, NH and of Julie M. Wiesner of Newton Highlands. Lucy was dearly loved grandma of Katrina and...
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Carol Ann (Dunbar) Healey

December 16, 1938 - April 5, 2014

Carol Ann (Dunbar) Healey, age 75, of Dover, MA and currently residing in Deltona, FL. Carol passed away on April 5, 2014 from complications of brain cancer. Carol is survived by her husband William Healey, her daughters Cheri (McDermott) Lamie of Framingham, MA and Laura (McDermott) Carter of Sanford, FL. She is also survived by her step-children Janice (Healey) Schneider, Jocelyn Healey,...
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Helen (Ferran) Montgomery

April 3, 2014

Helen (Ferran)Montgomery, of Needham, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Blaire House in Milford. She was 93 years old. Helen was the loving mother of Bonnie Montgomery of Needham and Cindy Scott of Uxbridge and the dear grandmother of Brian Trabish, Kim Lannigan, Chris Scott and Steven Scott and great grandmother of Hailey, CJ, John, Madeleine and Jake. She is also survived by her niece and two...
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Chung Hoi Yu

January 29, 1950 - April 2, 2014

Chung Hoi Yu, of Newton on Apr 2, 2014 Beloved son of Sui Fong and the late Kam Lau Yu. Devoted husband of Kuen (Man) Yu. Loving father to Kwok Fu Yu and Kwok Wah Yu and his wife Heather and Granddad to Oscar and Beatrice. Brother of Ping Wu, Ringo Yu, Chui Hung Leung, Susanna Lau, Pauline Cheung and Chung Man Yu. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Relatives and...
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Albert E. Paladino

August 4, 1932 - March 29, 2014

Albert E. Paladino of Chestnut Hill and Mattapoisett, March 29, 2014, age 81. Beloved husband of Susan Flynn Paladino, loving brother of Carl and Jeannette, father of Thomas, Robert and his wife Ellen, Catherine, and Paul, and doting grandfather of Joseph and Natalie Paladino and Lukas and Chloe Thorburn. He leaves behind many friends and family, all of whom have been touched by his generous...
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Richard G. Carter

May 8, 1924 - March 28, 2014

Richard "Dick" Carter a longtime resident of Needham died on Friday, March 28th at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. Dick was born on May 8, 1924 in Newton, MA, the son of the late Harold G. and Ethel (Joney) Carter. He graduated from Northeastern University as a mechanical engineer and served his country as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces flying support and transport missions in...
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John P. Murphy

May 4, 1934 - March 27, 2014

John P. Murphy, of Needham, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 79 years old. John grew up in Brookline and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School Class of 1953. He was the owner of the Village Flower Shop in Brookline for over 30 years. John was the loving husband of the late Lillian C. Crump and the beloved son of the late Peter H. and...
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Christopher Jordan Kohler

April 6, 1935 - March 24, 2014

Christopher Jordan Kohler, of Auburndale, died at the Newton Health Care Center on Mar 24, 2014. He was 78. Chris attended Newton schools and graduated from Newton High in 1953 and later received BA degrees from Newton Jr. College and Nasson College. He also attended night school and received a BA from Boston Univ. and a degree from Franklin Institute in HVAC, and in sales and public relations...
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Joseph J. McSweeney, Jr.

February 2, 1934 - March 23, 2014

Joseph J. McSweeney Jr., 80, of Needham, passed away March 23, 2014, after a brief period of declining health. Joseph was the only son of the late Joseph J. McSweeney and Alice, of West Roxbury, MA. His wife, Gertrude L. (McGrath), predeceased him. He is survived by his six children, Maggie DeCrescente of E. Hampton, CT; Linda Henriksen of N. Attleboro, MA; Larry McSweeney of N. Attleboro, MA;...
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Francis A. Hurley

September 6, 1926 - March 20, 2014

Francis A. Hurley, 87, of Brooksby Village, Peabody formerly of Waban, died on March 20, 2014. Born in Boston, Francis attended Portsmouth Priory in Rhode Island and Boston College for two years before going into the Army in 1945. He served as a 1st LT during WWII and Korea. Francis moved to Waban in 1958 with his family where he resided for over 54 years until 2012. He was a longtime...
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Marjorie T. (Tonsmeire) Vermaelen

November 8, 1940 - March 14, 2014

Marjorie T. (Tonsmeire) Vermaelen of Needham died on Mar 14, 2014 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 73. Marjorie was born in flushing NY and raised in Garden City NY. While attending the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale NY, she met Paul A. Vermaelen, who would later become her husband. She graduated in 1962. Marjorie had lived in Needham for the past 27 years and was an avid...
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Diane F. (Martin) MacPhail

November 20, 1940 - March 13, 2014

Diane F. (Martin) MacPhail, 73, of Merritt Island FL, passed away on March 13, 2014 after a long illness. Raised in Needham, MA, she was the daughter of Eugene F. Martin and Jean E. Martin. She was a longtime resident of South Yarmouth and was employed for many years by Christmas Tree Shops before retiring to Florida. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ralph K. MacPhail and two sons...
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Mary L. (Miller) Spence

March 10, 2014

Mary Louise (Miller) Spence of Canton (formerly Needham and Newport Beach, CA) passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014 with family by her side. She is survived by her children Stephen Spence of Las Vegas, NV; Robert Spence and his wife Susan of Sherborn, MA; Linda Wallace and her husband George of Mansfield, MA; and Mary Ann McCaslin and her husband Todd of Dedham, MA; and beloved...
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Eleanor Mae (Faust) Dettman

September 1, 1925 - March 6, 2014

Eleanor Mae (Faust) Dettman died peacefully at Loomis' Reeds Landing Nursing Home in Springfield, MA on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was born on September 1, 1925, in Valley City, North Dakota, the daughter of Stephen and Jessie Faust and was the sister of Katherine Mattison and Lorraine Ludwig. She was married to the late Morris D. Dettman for 62 years and leaves her daughter Karen Dettman of...
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Elizabeth Bullard Harrington

March 6, 2014

Elizabeth Bullard Harrington, recently of Franklin, passed away on the evening of March 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. Betty, or more fondly known as "B" to most, grew up in Brookline MA. , attended Beaver Country Day School, married and raised her children in Needham MA. She loved to take trips, vacation in Florida, golf, shopping and eating out, especially...
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Mary E. (Galligan) Laughlin

August 6, 1915 - March 6, 2014

Mary E. (Galligan) Laughlin passed away peacefully in Newton on Mar 6, 2014. She was 98. Born in Newark, NJ, Mary had lived in Winchester, MA and Belleaire, FL and had been a longtime summer resident of Kennebunk Beach ME. She was an avid tennis and bridge player, and was totally devoted to her family. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Leo L. Laughlin, who was a former Special Agent in...
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William R. "Bill" Davis, Jr.

August 5, 1964 - March 4, 2014

William R. Davis, Jr., of Needham, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home. Bill was 49 years old. He was a graduate of Beverly High School Class of 1982 and earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Babson College. Bill was a dedicated employee of IBM. Bill was a good hard-working man, and a reliable and constant friend to many. He was always ready to lend...
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Michael K. Kelleher

February 24, 1954 - February 24, 2014

Michael K. Kelleher of Milford, formerly of Needham, died peacefully on February 24, 2014. He was 60 years old. Born in Boston, Michael was a graduate of Needham High School. He was a great fan of old and classic movies. Michael enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod. He was the loving son and devoted care giver in their later years of the late Richard W. and Esther (Stone) Kelleher. The longtime...
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Robert Charles Moellering, Jr., M.D.

June 9, 1936 - February 24, 2014

Robert Charles Moellering, Jr. M.D. of Wellesley died on Feb 24, 2014. Beloved husband of Mary Jane Ferraro. Loving father of Anne Elizabeth Moellering and her spouse Susan Cunningham of San Francisco CA, Robert C. Moellering III of San Francisco CA, and Catherine Irene Moellering and her fiancé Anthony R. Buscemi of Brooklyn, NY. Brother of Gen. John H. Moellering (Ret) of Chapel Hill NC,...
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Genevieve M. Wattinne

October 2, 1921 - February 24, 2014

Genevieve M. Wattinne, age 92, of Dedham died on Monday, February 24, 2014 at her home February 24, 2014. Born and raised in Lille, France, she was the dear wife of the late Emmanuel Wattinne from Roubaix, France. Mom and Dad immigrated to America just after the end WW II to expand the family wool import/export business in the U.S. During D-day, 1944, she was living in Normandy and recounted...
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Eleanor (Mazzone) Tarabelli

April 1, 1927 - February 24, 2014

Eleanor (Mazzone) Tarabelli, 86, of Needham and Ft. Lauderdale FL, passed away at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham on Feb 24, 2014. Born in Newton, MA in 1927, she lived in Needham for over 50 years. She was the sister of the late Margaret Mazzone Salamone, Sylvester Mazzone and Anthony Mazzone all of Needham. She is survived by her two sons, Drew Tarabelli of Mashpee; Carl Tarabelli of...
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Ann J. (Duncan) Melanson

December 2, 1937 - February 24, 2014

. Ann J. (Duncan) Melanson, of Wellesley, formerly of Needham, died on Monday, February 24, 2014. Ann grew up in West Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She enjoyed playing sports in high school and coaching as an adult. Ann was an active parishioner and taught CCD at St. Joseph Parish in Needham and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul's in Wellesley. In addition to being a...
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Alan F. Morrison

April 24, 1925 - February 21, 2014

Alan F. Morrison, of North Hill Needham, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Facility at North Hill. He was 88 years old. Born in Brookline, he was the son of the late Norman Brooks Morrison and Jennie Frackelton Morrison. Mr. Morrison served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and graduate from Boston University with a degree in Psychology in...
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Jane O. ( Ohnemus) Gerrish

September 14, 1925 - February 18, 2014

Jane O (Ohnemus) Gerrish of Needham beloved wife of the late Robert S Gerrish passed away peacefully on February 18, 2014 at North Hill in Needham. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Russell A and Helen C Ohnemus of Wellesley. She graduated from Wellesley High School and attended La Salle College.She has lived in Needham since her marriage in 1949. Some of her passions were a...
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Bruce A. Burkhardt

March 12, 1959 - February 17, 2014

Bruce A.Burkhardt of Falmouth, formerly of Needham, passed away peacefully with his sister Debbie by his side on February 17, 2014.Bruce had been in a car accident in 1978 and spent 36 years living at nursing facilities and resided at Royal Nursing Center for the last 12 years. Bruce is survived by his father Alfred Burkhardt of Bellingham, his mother Jane Nevins Harding of Vero Beach FL, his...
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LeRoy J. "Roy" Nutile

May 30, 1928 - February 17, 2014

Roy Nutile, 85, businessman, civic leader, popular bandleader LeRoy J. Nutile, a successful businessman who was involved in civic affairs in Needham and ran a working big band in the region for many years, died peacefully February 17 at Harrington House nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Walpole. He was 85 years old. Roy Nutile was a successful agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance in...
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Nancy Louise Collins

August 12, 1934 - February 16, 2014

Nancy Louise Collins, of Nantucket and Boston, died peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Wylie L. Collins and Louise Coffin Collins of Nantucket. Nancy grew up on Nantucket Island, and was a descendant of Jared Coffin, one of the early settlers of the Island. Nancy graduated from Cushing Academy in 1952 and received a BA in English...
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Donald J. Podzka

June 30, 1950 - February 16, 2014

Donald Joseph Podzka of Brockton, formerly of Needham, passed away on February 16th surrounded by close friends and family. Son of the late Walter and Charlotte Podzka. Brother to the late Richard and Walter Podzka. Former husband of Susan Scipione Weber and partner to the late Patricia MacDonald. He is survived by five daughters: Susan Howes of Hyannis MA, Laura Jensen of Needham, Lisa Bonasia...
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John Adams Lowe, Jr.

November 24, 1918 - February 15, 2014

John Adams Lowe Jr. died on February 15, 2014 at Bridges Assisted Living in Westford, MA. Mr. Lowe was born in Winchester, MA on November 24, 1918. He grew up in Roslyn NY and later in Rochester NY, and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA in 1940. He served in the armed forces during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He worked for Bausch & Lomb Optical...
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Mary (Tucceri) Tedeschi

July 30, 1923 - February 14, 2014

Mary (Tucceri) Tedeschi of Needham formerly of Newton & Wellesley passed away on February 14th, 2014. She had celebrated her 90th Birthday in July. Mary was born in Wellesley and she had lived in Needham for 52 years. She was a graduate of Wellesley High School Class of 1941. Mary was married to her dear late husband Nicholas F. Tedeschi for 54 years. She is survived by...
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Judith A. (Flumere) McDonagh

December 8, 1941 - February 13, 2014

Judith A. (Flumere) McDonagh, 72, of Waban, died on Feb 13, 2014 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 72. Born and raised in Hopkinton, she graduated from Hopkinton High and received her degree in nursing from Boston University. She was a nursing instructor at Simmons College and had worked at Metro West Medical Center and Newton Wellesley Hospital, where she retired from 2 years ago. A...
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C. Lorraine Holcomb

February 11, 2014

C. Lorraine Holcomb died at home in Newton, MA on Tuesday, February 11 at the age of 99 years, 3 months and 4 days. The daughter of Harry and Helen Twogood, she was born in Michigan and raised in California. She was married to the late Reverend Walter Holcomb, a professor at Boston University, School of Theology. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Whitehouse, her husband, Mark, of Dedham,...
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Alvin B. Wolff

February 9, 2014

Alvin B. Wolff of Millis, formerly of Needham, entered into rest on Sunday, February 9th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther in 2000, and is survived by his children; Andrea Wagner and her husband Robert of Millis, Susan Wolff, and her husband Mik Shain of Jackson Hole, WY, his grandchildren, Jessica and Elisabeth Wagner both of...
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Gladys (Bamforth) Gildawie

November 15, 1926 - February 5, 2014

Gladys (Bamforth) Gildawie, of Wellesley died peacefully at her son's home in Ashland on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was 87 years old. Born in Needham, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Gladys (Shepperson) Bamforth. Gladys was a graduate of Needham High School. She worked at H&S Green Stamp in Natick, First National Supermarket in Wellesley and she retired from Star Market in...
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Mary Ethel (Boyd) Donnelly

June 26, 1917 - February 1, 2014

Ethel (Boyd) Donnelly presently residing in Peabody, MA formerly of Newton, Watertown and Walpole, MA died on Feb. 1, 2014. Beloved wife of the late David Donnelly of Belmont, MA. Sister of the late Corinne Boyd Muth, Helen G. Boyd Sutherland, Arthur and William Boyd. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ethel worked for the N.E. Tel & Tel Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1979. She had many...
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June Bodozian

January 4, 1925 - January 28, 2014

June (Farrar) Bodozian, of Newton Upper Falls and Wolfeboro NH, died at her home on Jan 28, 2014. She was 89. Born and raised in Paul Smiths, NY June had lived in Newton since 1947 and had a vacation home in Wolfeboro, NH. She had worked at the American Can Co. in Needham for many years and had volunteered at the Huggins Hospital Street Fair in Wolfeboro. She was the wife of the late Stephen...
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John "Bud" Ryan

February 15, 1919 - January 27, 2014

John "Bud" Ryan, 94, of Needham and Brewster, MA died on January 27, surrounded by his loving family. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen (Judge) Ryan. He leaves five daughters, Mary Pat Joy and her husband Bill of Wellesley, Ellie Devlin of Needham, Maureen Guerry and her husband Pem of Chattanooga, TN, Susan O'Toole and her husband Preston of Walpole and Christine...
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Wallace W. "Wally" O'Hara

July 13, 1920 - January 23, 2014

Wallace W. "Wally" O'Hara of Needham, formerly of Osterville, died on Thursday, January 23, 2013. He was 93 years old. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Bessie M. (Lyons) O'Hara. His family moved to the Somerville area in 1929. Wally was a graduate of Somerville High School. He was a World War II, US Navy Veteran. His career started at the...
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Adelaide (Gross) "Ditto" Rudberg

February 17, 1934 - January 21, 2014

Adelaide (Gross) "Ditto" Rudberg, of Stuart, FL and formerly of Needham, MA passed away January 21, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late John S. Rudberg. Loving mother of John S. Rudberg, Jr. of Needham, MA, Dale R. Criniti of Bedford, MA, Glenn L. Rudberg and his wife Jayne of Cape Elizabeth, ME and Scott T. Rudberg and his wife Laura of Newton, MA. Grandmother of Jeffrey,...
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Raynelda Samsel Wharton

April 18, 1945 - January 21, 2014

Raynelda Samsel Wharton, 68, of Johnston, Rhode Island, passed away on Tuesday January 21, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island. Raynelda was born April 18, 1945 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Joseph and Casimiera Samsel. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1963 and earned degree in nursing from the Yale-New Haven Nursing School. Mrs. Wharton worked as a nurse...
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Thomas Winthrop Rossiter

June 3, 1936 - January 18, 2014

Thomas Winthrop Rossiter, 77, a long time resident of Needham, MA passed away on Saturday, January 18th, 2014. Thomas was born in New York City on June 3, 1936. He was the son of Ehrick Winthrop Rossiter (New York, NY) and Katharine Chadwick Rossiter (Fall River, MA). The family had strong ties to Washington CT where his grandfather had established and built many homes, buildings and churches. ...
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Barbara R. Snow

April 14, 1951 - January 17, 2014

Barbara R. Snow, of Needham formerly of Scituate, died suddenly on Jan 17, 2014 at her home. She was 62. Born in Boston, Barbara was raised in Scituate and had worked as a waitress at her family's restaurant, The Country Store in Scituate and at the Braintree Municipal Golf Course and the Needham Golf Club. She is survived by her daughters Kimberly Ann Putnam and her husband John of Hampton,...
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John Winslow Lebourveau

October 27, 1922 - January 17, 2014

John Winslow Lebourveau, age 91, passed away on January 17, 2014 at North Hill in Needham. He was the husband for 69 years of Marion (Spencer) Lebourveau and the father of Janet and husband David Drake, Martha and husband Peter Shapland, and Sujoy and husband Richard Thorlakson. He also leaves five grandchildren, Gregory, Allison, Michelle, Elaine and Steven as well as two great grandchildren,...
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Leon D. "Chick" Frawley

September 11, 1928 - January 16, 2014

Leon D. "Chick" Frawley, of Jupiter FL, formerly of Needham, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at his home. He was 85 years old. Born in Sharon, MA, the son of the late William J. and Antoinette (Decelle) Frawley, Chick grew up in West Roxbury. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newton and served in the Army National Guard from 1952 -1955. Chick was the store manager of Calvert's...
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Deborah Ladin Roberts

December 27, 1949 - January 15, 2014

Roberts, Deborah Ladin of Boston, 64 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 while traveling with her husband in Vietnam. Born in Long Island, NY on December 27, 1949, she was the daughter of the late David and Lorraine Ladin, the beloved wife of William H. Roberts; the loving mother of Brian and his wife Becky of Medfield, Tyler and his wife Kelly of Charlestown; the cherished...
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Mary V. Wilson

January 14, 2014

Mary Virginia Hogan Wilson passed away peacefully at the North Hill nursing home in Needham, Massachusetts on Tuesday morning, January 14, surrounded by her loving family. Mary Virginia was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2nd, 1917, and was the eldest of four children of Thomas E. Hogan and Edith Malone Hogan. She was predeceased by her siblings: Thomas E. Hogan Jr. of Fort Wayne, Indiana,...
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Barbara L. (Walker) Irving

August 13, 1921 - January 13, 2014

Barbara L. (Walker) Irving, of Needham, died on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham. She was 92 years old. Born and raised in Newton, Barbara was a graduate of Newton High School Class of 1939. She was a former employee of John Hancock Insurance Company. A Needham resident for over 60 years, Barbara loved painting, reading, poetry, piano, the Cape and especially being a...
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