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Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

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

Hallie Piercy

January 28, 1921 - June 27, 2018

On June 27, Hallie Piercy, 97 of Newton, died peacefully surrounded by family. Beloved wife, of 71 years to the late Jeff Piercy; mother to the late Maurice Piercy and Jerry Piercy. She is survived by sons Thomas Piercy and his wife Sandra, Michael Piercy and his wife Susan and daughter Anita Wysocki and her husband Walter. Hallie was proud of her 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and...
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Carla Santamaria

June 15, 2018

Carla Santamaria, 51, passed away at her home in Newton, MA, on June 14, 2018. Carla was the daughter of Gail W. Fortin of Goshen, CT (stepfather, James Fortin) and father, Robert F. Santamaria (Judith Rossi Santamaria) of Harwinton, CT. Carla was born In Torrington, CT. She graduated from Springfield College and received her Master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University. For the...
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Manfred K. Hummel

June 3, 2018

Manfred K. Hummel, of Newton Highlands formerly of Underhill VT died on June 3, 2018. He was 82. Manfred was born in Leipzig, Germany and had lived in Vermont for 40 years before moving to Newton 12 years ago. He graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile AL, and received master's degrees from Johns Hopkins and St. Michael's College. He taught English at Rice Memorial High School in So....
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Nancy W. Veeder

June 1, 2018

Nancy W. Veeder (81) of Needham died on June 1st after a long illness. Born in Albany, NY, she was admitted to the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY after she made an impromptu visit to the Principal's office announcing, "I just have to come here and I'm very smart." She was admitted and flourished. She graduated from Smith College (BA), Simmons College (MSW), Boston College (MBA), and Brandeis...
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Richard C. Kee

May 13, 2018

Richard C. Kee, of Chestnut Hill passed away on May 13, 2018. He was 84. Richard was raised in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received a masters in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and was a US Army veteran. He had worked for Bell Labs, RCA and for over 26 years at Polaroid. He was a skilled ballroom dance instructor and a trained Tai Chi...
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Helen G. Connelly

April 9, 2018

Helen G. Connelly, of Wellesley formerly of Milton passed away on Apr 9, 2018 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley. She was 92. Helen was a legal secretary for Boston area law firms and after retiring enjoyed traveling with her sister Mary. Daughter of the late John J. and Helen (Murphy) Connelly and sister of the late Mary Margaret Connelly. Helen is survived by her brother, Rev....
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Madeleine Bond Fisher

March 31, 2018

Madeleine Bond Fisher of Wellesley Hills, died peacefully at Maristhill Rehabilitation Center on March 31, 2018, about a month after her 95th birthday. Born in New York City on February 28, 1923, she grew up in Garden City, Long Island, the daughter of Mary Morgan, a descendent of the steamship magnate, Charles Morgan, and Walter Bond, a lawyer. She attended private schools and then went on to...
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Pamela Lewis Awtrey

March 18, 2018

Pamela Lewis Awtrey, of Newton passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by family after a five-month battle with cancer. She was 79. Pam grew up as a child in Waban MA, Littleton MA, Reading, PA and for the past 45 years lived in Newton Mass. She held a Bachelor Degree from Albright College, a Masters Degree in Education from Tufts University and Masters Degree in Library...
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Paul Roadman

March 14, 2018

Capt. Paul Roadman , age 76, of Boca Raton, FL formerly of West Newton passed away on March 14, 2018. Beloved fiancé of Charlotte H. Bryant and father of Paul Roadman Dolan and Jacquelyn Roadman Santini. He was born in Boston and raised in Newton. He was the son of the late John T. Roadman and Clementine (Weyler) Roadman. After high school he joined the Navy. He was married to Mary Theresa...
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Maureen D. (Dwyer) Griffin

March 9, 2018

Maureen D. (Dwyer) Griffin, 71 of Newton, formerly of Hingham, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Richard F. Griffin, with whom she was to have celebrated 40 years of marriage this month. She cherished being a loving mother to Emily and her husband Spencer Balboni of Duxbury and Melissa Griffin of Newton. She was a doting "Nana" to...
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David Michael Larkin

March 4, 2018

David Michael Larkin lost his fight with cancer this past Sunday March 4th, he was 45 year old. David is survived by his loving mother Judith Larkin, formerly of 489 Commonwealth Ave Newton, MA, as well as his many friends and extended family, including Michael and Luton Piercy of Henderson NV, Tommy and Sandra Piercy of Pennsylvania and Nancy Sidenstricker also of Henderson NV. David himself...
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Evelyn (Crowdis) "Evie" MacDonald

February 8, 1928 - February 28, 2018

Evelyn (Crowdis) MacDonald of Belmont, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Wednesday February 28th. She is predeceased by her husband Stewart and her sister Dorothy Smith. "Evie" was the loving mother of Stewart MacDonald, Jr. and his wife Tia of Lincoln, Sandra and her husband Richard MacDonald of Needham and Daniel MacDonald and his husband Gregg Kaminsky of New York. She will be dearly...
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Alice B. Kurk

November 7, 1917 - February 24, 2018

Alice B. Kurk, of Newton, at 100 years of age, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 24, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie (Vakel) Kurkjian and the sister of the late John, Lucille, Paul and George Kurkjian. Alice is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St, NEWTON CORNER, on...
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Carol A. Dorrance

February 22, 2018

Carol A. Dorrance of Natick formerly of Newton Highlands died on Feb 22, 2018. She was 80. Carol was born in Boston and graduated from the Chandler School for Women. She worked as an administrative assistant for K&E/Bozell and Arnold Advertising and BBDO Advertising. She was a member of the Advertising Club of Greater Boston and the Women's City Club. Carol was a longtime active member of...
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William J. "Bill" Pressley

December 25, 1940 - February 19, 2018

William Pressley FASLA LEED AP, Landscape Architect Bill Pressley of Newton Centre, MA passed peacefully on February 19, 2018 at the age of 77. Beloved husband, best friend, and business partner of Marion Pressley. Bill was the devoted father of Elaine Johnson and her husband Ronald L. Johnson, and much loved grandfather of Ryan Lee Johnson and Rowan Louis Johnson of Valencia, CA. Brother of...
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Aredis "Konji" "Art" "Coach" Kojoyian

November 7, 1927 - February 17, 2018

Aredis V. Kojoyian, sometimes known as Konji, Art and Coach, born Nov 7, 1927 in Watertown, MA passed away with family at his side on Feb 17, 2018. Son of the late Miriam and Vahan Kojoyian, loving husband of the late Elizabeth Kojoyian for 27 years, beloved father of Armen and Arty Kojoyian. Proud grandfather of Michael and Zachary Kojoyian. Survived by niece Melanie Kojoyian and nephew...
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J. Andrew Canale, Ph.D.

February 12, 2018

J. Andrew Canale, PhD of Newton died on Feb 12, 2018. Andy is survived by his beloved wife Kay McGowan M.D., his daughter Sarah Katherine Canale M.D. and her husband Zachary Bloom and their daughter Olive Lily Bloom of Winchester, his son John Andrew Thomas Canale, Esq. of Santa Monica, CA, his mother Mary (Cahill) Canale and his sisters Joan Szuberla of Toledo, OH, Ann Canale of St. Charles, MO...
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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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Marjorie B. Wright

January 12, 2018

Marjorie B. Wright, 93, died peacefully on January 12, 2018, following a brief illness. She was an inspiration to many as a dietitian, friend, neighbor, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her kindness and dedication to others were beyond compare. Born on December 10, 1924 to William Ernest Blackwood and Hazel Dreibelbis Blackwood, Marjorie was raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, attended the Central...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alfred Witherspoon Scott, Jr. M.D.

July 16, 2017

Alfred Witherspoon Scott, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2017. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Emily, and their children. Born January 5, 1926, in Athens GA, Alfred will be remembered as a very loving husband and wonderful father, for his positive nature, kindness, generosity, respect for others, love of family and friends, and for his respect of nature and love of birds...
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Richard S. "Dick" Johannes, MD

November 10, 1946 - July 12, 2017

Richard S. Johannes, MD, "Dick", of Newton Center, passed away at home on July 12, 2017. Dick was born in Rhinelander, WI on November 10, 1946 and was raised in Marshfield, Wisconsin on a dairy farm. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received his BA degree in 1968. He continued his education in Baltimore, where he received an MD from The Johns Hopkins University School...
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William P. Forristall III

January 27, 1970 - July 9, 2017

William P. Forristall, III, of Newton, formerly of Arlington, July 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Mikhaila Forristall of Newton, devoted father of Liam Paul Forristall and Sydney Lynne Forristall of Newton. Son of William P. Forristall Jr. of Arlington. Grandson of the late William P. and Lucille Forristall of Arlington. Loving nephew of Richard and Lynne Barletta of Arlington and Robert and...
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Robert B. Morrison

February 24, 1921 - June 29, 2017

Robert B. Morrison, age 96, died Thursday evening at his home after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Morrison is survived by his sister, Mary Dexter and husband Harold of Gilford, NH and his three children: John R. Morrison and wife Carol of Moncks Corner, SC; Ann D'Agostino and husband David of Franklin, MA; and Roy C. Morrison and wife Debra of Westborough, MA. Five...
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Peter Jauregui

June 23, 2017

Peter Jauregui of Newtonville passed away at his home on June 23, 2017 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 54, and lived everyday with optimism, strength, and—of course—a joke. Peter grew up in Needham and graduated from Needham High School and Mt. Ida College. For over 15 years, he and his brothers owned and operated the Busy B Pub in Watertown. His childhood...
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Carmen P. Lombardo

June 19, 2017

Carmen P. Lombardo died peacefully at his home in Newton Highlands on June 19, 2017. He was 91. Carmen graduated from Newton High and the University of Miami and Mass College of Podiatry. He served in the US Army during WW II, and spent most of his life in Newton other than the 20 years he raised his family in Needham. Carmen was the loving father of Betty Ann Rogers of Easton, CT, Barbara...
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A. Edward Sansevero

June 9, 2017

A. Edward Sansevero, of Newton formerly of Brighton passed away at his home on June 9, 2017.He was 86. Ed was born in Natick and raised in Brighton. He graduated from Brighton High and had lived in Newton since 1964. He graduated form Northeastern University's night school and worked for Hunnewell Corp. He later worked in the auto industry for many years and retired as the Regional Manager for...
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Jeanne Marie (Rousseau) Powell

June 8, 2017

Jeanne Marie (Rousseau) Powell, of Newton passed away on June 8, 2017. She was 91. Jeanne was born in Watertown and attended St. Jean's School. She enjoyed organizing variety shows on several air bases as she followed her husband during his military career. She was also a talented self taught piano player. Jeanne was the daughter of the late Leopold and Marie-Ange (Trottier) Rousseau, and the...
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Mitchell Nash

January 16, 1967 - May 19, 2017

Mitchell Nash of Newton, MA passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 19, 2017. Mitch was born January 16, 1967 in Boston and was raised in Newton. He attended Newton North where he was an avid athlete. Mitch was a sportsman all his life and could often be found playing hockey, basketball or baseball in various men's leagues throughout the Boston area. Mitch was the devoted father to his...
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Ann (McFarlin) Habener

May 7, 2017

Ann (McFarlin) Habener, a resident of Newton Centre since 1969, passed away at Evans Park in Newton Corner on Sunday May 7, 2017. She was 81. Ann was born in Grosse Point, MI and earned a BS in Microbiology from UCLA. She had worked as a lab technician in biochemistry. She was a supporter of many charities and was an amazing quilter. She was the devoted wife of Dr. Joel F. Habener and sister of...
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Elias C. Dow, MD

November 11, 1927 - April 17, 2017

ELIAS C. DOW, MD of Brookline, passed away on Monday, APRIL 17, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born on Armistice Day in 1927, beloved son of Charles A. and Mary C. Dow, deceased of Roxbury, Dr. Dow was a well-known and highly revered physician with a large referral practice in internal medicine specializing in thyroid disorders. After graduating from Boston Latin School...
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Malcolm C. MacMillan

November 11, 1957 - April 15, 2017

Malcolm C. MacMillan, age 59, of Framingham MA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with ALS. Malcolm was born in Boston MA., he lived in Chestnut Hill until the family moved to their house in Newton Center where he lived until his marriage to his dear wife Diane. They bought their home in Framingham where they raised their two boys. He was a...
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John Burgio

April 13, 2017

John Burgio of Newton, passed suddenly on April 13, 2017 son of the late Joseph and Pietrina Burgio of Newton, MA, brother of Joseph Burgio of Somerville, MA, and Peter Burgio of Conroe, TX. There will be a celebration of his life on Sat May 13 at the Sons of Italy, 196 Adams St, Newton from 2 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cause that was important to John.
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David Battat

March 31, 2017

David Battat, Newton architect, died at home of a heart attack, on March 31. He was 70. He leaves his wife Judy McCann, son Daniel, daughter Margaret and son in law Diego and three grandchildren Gabriella Leila, Carolina Aurora, and Dylan McCann Silva. . He also leaves his twin sister Anita, brother Kenneth, nephew Thaddeus, brother in law and sister in law David and Ann McCann, niece Kate...
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Basil C. Fine, MD, PhD

March 18, 2017

Basil C. Fine, MD, PhD, 82, of Newton, formally of Johannesburg, South Africa, died on March 18, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Calliope Fine. Devoted father of Catherine Fine, Adam Fine and his wife, Colleen. Devoted grandfather of Julia, Jacob, Matthew, and Anna. Son of the late Hilda and Hymie Fine. Brother of David Fine and his wife Rutie, and Miriam Lazarus. Also survived my...
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Anne E. (Shaw) Bradley

March 9, 2017

Anne E. (Shaw) Bradleyof Newton on Mar 9, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. Bradley and loving mother of Catherine Ann Bradley of West Roxbury, Mary Teresa McCadden of Waterboro ME and Margaret Estelle Bradley of Boxborough. Dear grandmother of Douglas John McCadden and Teresa Claire McCadden. Sister of the late David Shaw. Lifelong best friend of Helen Kisiel. Her Mass of Christian...
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Richard Severini

August 16, 1954 - February 17, 2017

Richard Severini, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday evening, February 17, 2017. He was 62 years old Richard was the President of Severini Associates for 26 years. He enjoyed swimming in the ocean, playing basketball, riding his motorcycle, fishing for striped bass and cooking. Richard had the gift of gab, he loved to joke around, amuse people he came into contact with and dreamed to some day...
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M. Eva (LeBlanc) Walsh

February 7, 2017

M. Eva (LeBlanc) Walsh, of Newton Centre passed away on February 7, 2017 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 90. Eva was born in Boston and had lived in Newton for over 20 years. She was a manager in the credit union at the Arthur D. Little Co. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Walsh, the loving mother of Linda M. Walsh of Newton Centre and Robert R. Walsh of Nashua NH and...
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Haim Goldberg

February 5, 2017

Haim Goldberg of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed away on February 5, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida, of complications associated with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Goldberg was born in 1939 in Montreal, the devoted son of Eastern European immigrants, Abraham Goldberg and Gitel Cohen. Growing up as a first generation Yiddish-speaking North American in Montreal, Mr. Goldberg was quickly recognized as an...
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Jane E. Beighley

February 2, 2017

Jane E. Beighley, 88, passed away on February 2, 2017, in Needham, MA. She is predeceased by her late husband, Carl Beighley, who passed away in 1957. A private graveside burial service will be held at the Newton Cemetery, on Monday, February 6, with her family in attendance, per her wishes. Jane graduated from Newton High School and became an expert medical transcriber focusing on general...
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Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso

January 10, 2017

Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso of Waltham, formerly of Newton, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 81. Phyllis was a graduate of Newton High School and had worked as a travel agent at Arriva Travel in Newton Corner. She was an avid reader and fan of all Boston sports teams. She loved her family and spending time with her granddaughters, knitting, poetry, music,...
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Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund

February 23, 1951 - January 7, 2017

Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund of Waltham passed away at her home on on Jan 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Stephen W. Westlund, and the loving mother of Molly Kip Westlund and her husband Jeremey Brussell of CA. Daughter Francesca Gaughan and the late John Gaughan, and sister of Barbara Gaughan, Patty Ford, Tom Gaughan and the late Paul Gaughan. Relatives and friends are invited to a...
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Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) Westlund

January 7, 2017

Westlund Mary E. "Meg" (Gaughan) of Waltham on Jan 7, 2017. Wife of the late Stephen W. Westlund. Loving mother of Molly Kip Westlund and her husband Jeremey Brussell of CA. Daughter Francesca Gaughan and the late John Gaughan, and sister of Barbara Gaughan, Patty Ford, Tom Gaughan and the late Paul Gaughan. A gathering to celebrate Meg's life will be held on Sat Feb 18 at a time and place to be...
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S. Susan (Jablonsky) Wallace

November 29, 1919 - December 31, 2016

S. Susan (Jablonsky) Wallace, of Needham formerly of So. Chatham died on Dec 31, 2016. She was 97. She was born in Boston and served during WW II as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy. She was a plotter at Hunters Point in San Francisco. Following the war she worked as a pension accountant for the Comm of Mass. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and travelling and had volunteered as a reader for Boston College...
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Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon

December 25, 2016

Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon, 85, longtime resident of Newtonville, MA passed away on December 25, 2016 in Weston, MA. She was born in Newton on July 1,1931 the daughter of Thomas and Anne (Connolly) Concannon. She graduated from Newton High School in 1949, and went on to achieve degrees from Framingham State University, 1953, with additional degrees from Boston University and Simmons College. ...
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Arthur Edwin Harrison

December 23, 2016

Arthur Edwin Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. He served in the British Army and played for the British Army Football Club before immigrating to the United States in 1957 with his beloved wife of 62 years Susan Wilson Harrison of Newton, MA. Arthur is also survived by his loving son Roy Harrison and daughter-in-law Carla Catalano Harrison, and his grandchildren Camden Armando Harrison,...
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John J. "Jackie" Murphy

December 22, 2016

John Joseph "Jackie" Murphy, died on December 22, 2016 at the Waban Health Center. A lifelong Newton resident, Jackie was a graduate of Newton High, Michigan State University and a US Army veteran. Son of the late Raphael L. and Barbara (Norton) Murphy. Brother of Barbara M. Osborne of MD, Edward G. Murphy of VA, and the late Raphael L., Eileen Madden, Harold N., Joan Rousseau and Eleanor O...
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Dorothy B. (Piecewicz) Womboldt

December 17, 2016

Dorothy B. (Piecewicz) Womboldt, passed away on Dec 17, 2016, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was 92. Dorothy was born in Salem and had worked for over 20 years in the Marsha Jordan Teen department at Jordan Marsh. She had lived Natick for many years and also over 30 years in Deltona FL. She was a member of the New England Club of Deltona FL. She enjoyed music and loved to knit and...
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Thomas F. Galvin

December 17, 2016

Thomas F. Galvin, of Brighton, passed away at his home on Dec 17, 2016, in his 100th year. Tom was born in Yonkers, NY and had been a Brighton resident for over 70 years. He was a carman for the MBTA for over 30 years and served in the US Army during WW II. Tom was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (McDermott) Galvin and the loving father of William F. (Eileen) of Brighton, John M. ...
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Eileen M. Currier

March 27, 1962 - December 9, 2016

Eileen M. Currier, 54, of Roslindale, passed away on Friday, December 9th after a brief illness. Loving daughter of Marion (Phillips) Currier and the late Emery W. Currier. Dear sister of Diane L. Currier and her husband William Mayer of Newton, David E. Currier of Portland ME and Laura A. Currier and her husband Hiro Ichikawa of Beacon NY. Devoted aunt of Liam and his wife Vanessa, David,...
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Richard Lewis Beard

November 21, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Richard Lewis Beard, of Newton, after a long illness, died Sat. Dec 3, leaving his beloved wife for sixty years, Carol, and sons Robert (predeceased) Forrest and Lincoln. The son of Lewis and Cora Beard of Clearfield, PA, he leaves his sister, Ruth Shear of KY, four brothers and their wives, John and Doreen, George and Muriel, of PA, Arthur and Alta of MO, Daniel and Barbara of SC. His oldest...
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James Stuart McConathy

February 13, 1945 - December 2, 2016

James Stuart McConathy, of Newton Highlands passed away on Dec 2, 2016. He was 71. Jim was raised in Newton and graduated from Sacred Heart elementary school and Catholic Memorial High School and attended the Butera School of Art in Boston. He had worked for the Boston Opera Group as a set designer. Throughout his life, Jim participated in activities and benefited from the services of Elliot...
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Alexander Cole Lam-Plattes

December 14, 2011 - November 28, 2016

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

April 3, 1961 - November 24, 2016

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

January 21, 1917 - October 21, 2016

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

October 18, 2016

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

November 14, 1945 - October 5, 2016

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

October 2, 2016

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

February 2, 1949 - September 20, 2016

Carol J. MacKay of Newton died suddenly Sept 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She was 67. Carol had worked for Grover Cronin's in Waltham and in the Title Dept. for Sun Life of Canada, for many years. Daughter of the late Donald G. and Anna I. (MacKay) Mackay. She is the sister of Shirley A. MacKay of Quincy, Kathy E. O'Malley of Newton, Donald A. MacKay of Nashua and...
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Fr. Joseph T. Nolan

July 25, 2016

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

July 24, 2016

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

December 28, 1926 - July 1, 2016

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

May 30, 1954 - June 21, 2016

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

March 6, 1930 - June 17, 2016

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

June 7, 2016

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

February 1, 1916 - May 17, 2016

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

April 29, 2016

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

January 6, 1918 - March 27, 2016

Teresa Grant of Newton, 98, passed away peacefully in the home she loved on Sunday March 27, 2016. Survived by her daughter, Kathleen Teresa Grant, and many cherished caregivers, family and friends who appreciated her warm, generous spirit and sharp Irish wit. Born Teresa Gill in Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland, Teresa lived for many years in London, England before emigrating to the United States...
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Vincent F. Mirabito

June 9, 1933 - March 23, 2016

Vincent F. Mirabito, of Newton passed suddenly on Mar 23, 2016. Vincent served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was a longtime proud member of the Dedham Lodge of Elks. He also owned his own construction company, Mirabito Construction Co, and worked in the City of Boston for many years. He was the husband of the late Eleanor K. "Ellie" (Williams) Mirabito and son of the late...
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Paula J Flaherty

September 26, 1963 - March 15, 2016

Paula J. Flaherty, of Newton passed away on Mar 15, 2016. She was 52. Paula had been a volunteer in the mail department at Newton Wellesley Hospital and had worked at McDonalds. She was also a mail handler and participant in the day program at the Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center in Newton. Paula loved country music, The Osmonds, dancing and was an avid reader of newspapers especially the...
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Robert Buxbaum

March 12, 2016

Robert Buxbaum died on Saturday, March 12, at age 85, 15 months after his diagnosis of brain cancer. He died as he had wanted, at home, supported by hospice care. Until his illness, Bob was a practicing physician who devoted his long career to preventive and palliative care. He was an activist in public health, taking cutting-edge public policy positions on health for the poor, urban planning for...
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Kathleen R. (Kelleher) McKenna

February 20, 1950 - February 17, 2016

Kathleen R. (Kelleher) McKenna, of Watertown, passed away February 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. McKenna. Loving mother of Francis J. McKenna Jr. of Watertown and Maureen Bligh of Millbury. Dear grandmother of 2 grandchildren. Daughter of the late George and Mildred (Beck) Kelleher. Dear sister of Marie Morrissey and her husband Bernie of Bedford, Patricia Higgins and her late...
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George F. Cullen

January 23, 1930 - February 3, 2016

George F. Cullen, of Middleborough formerly of Newton on Feb 3, 2016. Loving husband of M. Patricia (Donovan) and the late Dorothy (Jefferson), son of the late George P. and Anna M. Cullen. Father of Patricia Tucker and her husband Walton of Newton, George and his wife Karen of Clermont, FL, Lawrence of Medway, and David and his wife Lynn of Burlington. Also survived by nine grandchildren and...
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Sharon G. Gallagher

December 12, 1951 - February 3, 2016

Sharon G. Gallagher of Brookline passed away on Feb 2, 2016. Sharon was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Isabell (Maguire) Gallagher, and sister of Lacey Cronin and her husband Bob of So. Natick and Gleason Gallagher and his wife Mary of Carlisle. She is also survived by 6 nieces and nephews and 12 grandnieces and nephews. Sharon was a graduate of Newton Country Day School, and Newton...
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