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    Gary J. Giguere 11/6/2011 Spencer, MA

    Gary J. Giguere 57, of 133 Faith Dr., died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 6 at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, after being stricken ill at his home. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Patricia J. (Petruzzi) Giguere, his sons Patrick J. Giguere and his wife Kelly of W.Brookfield and Andrew J. Giguere and his fiancé Danyell of Holland, his mother Maude (Sweet) Manseau and her late husband Dick of Sarasota, Fl., two brothers John Giguere of St. Petersburg, Fl., and Leon Giguere of Debuque, Iowa, three sisters Karen Berard of E.Brookfield, Mary Gallant and her husband Dennis of Sarasota, and Debra St.James and her husband Randy of Sarasota, two grand…

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    Ruth Sheffe 10/12/2011 Reading, MA / Stoneham, MA / Winchester, MA

    SHEFFE, Ruth of Stoneham, October 12, 2011. Beloved mother of Paul Morgan of NY, Evan Morgan and his wife Lisa of Haverhill, Pamela Stanwood and her husband Tim of VT, Holly Nahabedian and her husband Edward of Reading. Cherished grandmother of Lisbeth and Lincoln Ruth, Heather Clarke and her husband Ken, all of FL, Aaron Morgan and his wife Phyllis of VT, Owen Morgan of Lowell, Kylee Ivany and her husband Brian Kerrigan of N. Reading, Greg Ivany of NY, Alyson Nahabedian of Reading, Emma, Tim and William Stanwood, all of VT. Loving great grandmother of 4. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the…

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    Theresa (Begley) Marshall 10/16/2011 Stoneham, MA

    Theresa (Begley) Marshall of Stoneham, October 16, 2011 at age 82. Beloved wife of Robert T. Marshall. Devoted mother of David Marshall and his wife Debra of Stoneham, Richard Marshall of Stoneham and Lorraine Welch and her husband Edward of Winchester. Cherished grandmother of Thomas and Glen Welch. Loving daughter of the late Cornelius T. and Mary (Hachey) Begley. Dear sister of the late Cornelius J. Begley and his surviving wife Nancy of CO. Sister-in-law of Gertrude Marshall of Stoneham, Merrill and June Marshall of Tewksbury. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Friday at 9…

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    Philip Ternullo 10/19/2011 Stoneham, MA

    Philip Ternullo of Stoneham died October 19, 2011 at age 93. He was the beloved husband of the late Santa (DeGrande) Ternullo and devoted father of Maria Hanaka of Westboro, Ellen Shinkle and her husband Richard of CA and Elizabeth Quinn and her husband Michael of Quincy. He was the cherished grandfather of Philip Hanaka of FL, Marisa DiBiasio and her husband Michael of CT, Christopher Hanaka of FL and David Hanaka and his wife Melisa of Boston and loving great grandfather of John Hanaka and Carolyn and James DiBiasio. Dear brother of the late Sebastian Ternullo. Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM…

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    Edna Gay 11/6/2011 Stoneham, MA / Wakefield, MA

    GAY, Edna E., of Stoneham, November 6, 2011 at age 84. Beloved sister of Kathleen Mary Sr. of Providence St. Mary of the Woods and Dorothy A. Doherty of Wakefield and the late William J. and Marjorie Gay. Loving Aunt of Eileen and James Estright and the late John W. Doherty III and his surviving wife Jean. Cherished Great Aunt of Michele Leamer, Lisa Hawn, Lori Yeager, Matthew and Sean Doherty. Also survived by her life long friend Agnes Dawson. Beloved daughter of the late William H. and Mary (Carroll) Gay. Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family in the Barile Family Funeral…

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    Gloria H. (Maxwell) Thorley 11/9/2011 Stoneham, MA

    Gloria H. (Maxwell) Thorley of Stoneham passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at her residence. She was 85 years of age. Born in Woburn, Gloria was the loving daughter of the late George and Grace (Lewis) Maxwell. She was warm and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Gloria was a lover of music and the written word, nature and especially the ocean, particularly the North Shore and her cherished Craigville Beach on Cape Cod, where she summered as a child. She was a loving and faithful Christian, active in Saint James United Methodist Church in Stoneham in many…

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    Genevieve M. (Colony) Tuminelli 11/23/2011 Stoneham, MA

    TUMINELLI, Genevieve M. (Colony) of Stoneham, November 23, 2011 at age 84. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. Tuminelli. Devoted mother of Denise Scarpa of Amesbury, Paul Tuminelli of Stoneham, Karen Moore and her husband Chris of Chelmsford. Loving grandmother of Jill Gray and her husband Nate of Washington, Michael Scarpa of Winchester, Alyssa and Steven Moore, both of Chelmsford. Dear sister of the late Pauline Devlin. Proud recipient of an Associates Degree from Mount Ida College. Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Genevieve’s Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St.…

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    Shirley A. (Crowley) Hadley 11/26/2011 Stoneham, MA / Winchester, MA

    Shirley A. (Crowley) Hadley of Stoneham formerly of Winchester, November 26, 2011 at age 78. Beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Dunbar, Sr., the late David A. Hadley, Sr. and her companion the late Andrew A. Sullivan. Devoted mother of Raymond E. Dunbar, Jr. and his wife Pamela and William R. Dunbar, Sr. and his wife Tracey. Step mother of David A. Hadley, Jr. and his wife Marian, Kathy Woods, Michael A. Hadley and his wife Lynne. Cherished grandmother of Scott, Jennifer and her husband Randy, Melissa and Billy, great grandmother of Jack. Dear sister of Judy Wiley, Richard Crowley and his wife Carole. Also survived by many loving…

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    Walter J. Carroll 12/8/2011 Stoneham, MA

    Walter J. Carroll, lifelong Stoneham resident and patriarch of one of Stoneham’s most prolific families, passed away on Thursday, December 8. How do you begin to encapsulate in just a few words a life that’s included eleven children, 32 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 93 well-lived years? After attending grammar school at St. Pat’s and later hitchhiking each day to Malden Catholic, Walter married the love of his life, Ruth Heffernan, on April 25, 1944. What began as a simple blind date more than 70 years ago would evolve into an historic romance that leaves behind a sprawling legacy. They soon bought a 900 square-foot, one bath house on a large…

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    Margaret (Pappalardo) Briffett 12/23/2011 Stoneham, MA

    Margaret (Pappalardo) Briffett of Stoneham passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 66 years of age. Born in Cambridge, Margaret was the daughter of the late Anthony and Carmella (DeAngelis) Pappalardo. Margaret was a warm and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be sadly missed. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Briffett Sr. She was the loving companion of Ed Oulton of Stoneham. Devoted mother of Joseph Briffett and his wife Stacey of Stoneham and the late Edward F. Briffett Jr. Cherished grandmother of Alycia and her fiancé Brian, Alexis, Eddie III, Joey Jr.…

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    Francis Warren McKinley 12/31/2011 Stoneham, MA

    MCKINLEY, Francis W. of Stoneham formerly of Winthrop December 31, 2011 at age 88. Beloved husband of Violet “Marie” (Fuller) McKinley. Devoted father of Ellen M. Swiniarski and her husband Henry of Falmouth, and Lois Barenowski of PA. Loving grandfather of Kathryn Swiniarski of Kingston and Scott Swiniarski of Falmouth. Frank was a Veteran of WWII in the 8th Air Force and a member of the 490th Bomb Group and survived 35 Missions. He was an employee for Polaroid for 38 years. At the request of the family, all services are private and a memorial service will be planned at a later date. View Full Information → Francis Warren McKinley…

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    Henry W. Merchant, Jr. 11/11/2011 Spencer, MA

    SPENCER: Henry W. Merchant, Jr., 91, of Howe Village, died Friday, Nov. 11 in Lanessa Extended Care Center, Webster after an illness. His first wife, Frances (Eldridge) died in 1959, his second Claire (Plaude) died in 1996 and his third wife Theresa (Bessette) Merchant died in 2003. He leaves his sons Henry W. Merchant,III and his wife Mary of Sturbridge, and Stephen Merchant and his wife Janet of Spencer, sisters Marion Maher of Spencer and Maria Moran of Hobe Sound, Fl., his grandson Richard Merchant and granddaughter Amanda Merchant, 4 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 5 brothers. Born in Webster,…

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    Leonard M. Olsen 11/20/2011 Spencer, MA

    Leonard M. Olsen Jan. 3, 1974 – Nov. 20, 2011 Leonard M. Olsen, 37, of Spencer passed away suddenly Sunday Nov. 20. 2011, deeply mourned by his loving and beloved family. Lenny is survived by his wife, Kerry, and his children: Samantha, Stacey, Ashley, Stephen and Alyssa. He also leaves his parents, Susan and Stephen Hahesy of West Brookfield, his brother, Douglas Olsen of Amherst, his father, Leonard A. Olsen of Beverly and his parents-in-law, Al and Donna Richer of Spencer. Also, he leaves his great aunt, Jane Taggart of Feasterville Trevose, Pa., and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Above all else, his love for his young family…

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    Lucille Gadbois 11/30/2011 Spencer, MA

    SPENCER: Lucille O. (LaBrie) Gadbois,86, of 8 South St., died Wednesday, Nov. 30 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester after a brief illness. She was the wife of George J. Gadbois who died in 1981. She leaves four sons Ronald L. Gadbois and his wife Ruth of So.Kingstown, RI, George Francis Gadbois of Byron, Ga., Laurence A. Gadbois and his wife Carrie of Dover, N.H., and Richard L. Gadbois of Spencer, four daughters Ann Marie E. Gadbois and Suzanne M. Lavallee and her husband Raymond all of Spencer, Jeannine A. Gabriel of Arlington, TX., and Cecile M. Gadbois and Steven Boyd of N.Brookfield, her brother Leon LaBrie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,…

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    Wilfred W. Bishop 12/3/2011 Spencer, MA

    SPENCER: Wilfred W. Bishop, 82, of Terkanian Drive died Saturday, Dec. 3 in UMass Memorial Hospital after an illness. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Jeannette A. (Paradis) Bishop, his daughter Nancy A. Bishop and her companion Mark LaPierre of Spencer, a brother George Bishop of East Brookfield, a sister Beverly Hickey of East Brookfield and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bishop was born in Spencer, son of George and Lillian (Cote) Bishop. He was a machinist for 20 years at Coppus Engineering retiring in 1993. He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed playing cards, keno, reading…

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    Marie T. (Pothier) Messier 12/17/2011 Spencer, MA

    SOUTH DENNIS/SPENCER; Marie T. (Pothier) Messier, 79, of 19 Chestnut Lane, died Saturday, December 17 at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster. She was the wife of Francis G. Messier who died in 1998. She leaves five sons; James F. Messier of Worcester, Ronald C. Messier and his wife Colleen of Newport News, VA, Richard A. Messier and his wife Kay of Sutton, Stephen J. Messier and his wife Becky of East Brookfield, Kenneth A. Messier of Griswold, Ct., a daughter, Diane M. Robbins and husband Russell of Dennis, a brother, Theodore Pothier of Arlington, a sister, Claire Ryan of Malden, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a…

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    Brother Leo Gregory 12/18/2011 Spencer, MA

    Brother Leo Gregory, 93 SPENCER – Brother Leo Gregory, OCSO, a Trappist monk of St. Joseph’s Abbey, 167 North Spencer Road, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at St. Mary’s Healthcare Center in Worcester after a long illness. Born Christopher Roderick Norton Gregory in Berkeley, California, in 1917, he was a graduate of Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland, and attended the Colorado School of Mines, University of California. In 1938 he entered the Trappist monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Lonsdale, Rhode Island, professing his life vows in 1943. He served the monastery as infirmarian, cellarer and in various other capacities. After a disastrous fire destroyed the Rhode Island…

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    Lorraine R. Huard 12/19/2011 Spencer, MA

    SPENCER; Lorraine R. (St.Martin) Huard, 77, of 5 Bemis St., died Monday, December 19 at the Meadows of Leicester, following a brief illness. She leaves six sons; Roland A. Huard and his wife Pamela of Spencer, Eli A. Huard and his wife Holly of Hardwick, Rene G. Huard and his wife Carla of Barre, Leo R. Huard and his wife Alice of Spencer, Donald R. Huard and his wife Tara of East Brookfield, and John P. Huard and his wife Molly of Spencer, a daughter, Suzanne A. Pervier and her husband James of Spencer, a brother, Gerard St. Martin and his wife Lorraine of Spencer, her former husband Albert E.…