• Dartmouth

    Christina Knowles Styan 10/27/2014 Dartmouth, MA

    DARTMOUTH — Christina Knowles Styan, widow of Garth O. Styan, was much more than her extensive list of memberships in various organizations and the positions of leadership she often held; she was loved and respected by family, friends, associates and her faithful Chronicle readers. She was a woman of wonderful character who laughed easily and often, and was always up for planning a party, dance or dinner. In recent years, sailing her boats Ricatif and then Tamerlane across the bay and to all the islands provided a major source of pleasure, as did gardening, but her true joy was her granddaughter Gwen, now twelve years old. She loved a beautiful…

  • Beverly

    Mary V. McGuinness 11/4/2014 Wilmington, MA / Beverly, MA / Arlington, MA

    McGuinness, Mary V. (Carrigan) of Wilmington formerly of Arlington, November 4th. Beloved wife of the late John F. McGuinness. Devoted mother of John J. McGuinness of Wilmington, Debra Coddington and her husband John of Beverly. Loving grandmother of Annah Rose Coddington. Sister of the late Rose Catherine Oman, James and Joseph Carrigan. Aunt of Richard Morgan of Norwell, Daniel, David and Drew Carrigan, all of Ohio. Great aunt of Laura Morgan and further survived by many more cherished extended family members. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 374 Main St., WILMINGTON, Friday, November 7th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Thomas of Villanova Church,…

  • Springfield

    Gloria Remillard

    Gloria S. (Canavosio) Remillard, 76, of Springfield died Sunday, November 2, 2014 surrounded by her family at Baystate Medical Center. Gloria, daughter of the late Caesar and Ellen (Maloney) Canavosio was born in Springfield on March 26, 1938. Raised in Springfield she graduated from Springfield Technical High School. Gloria was employed for many years as a Benefits Analyst at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co. and retired in 1996. A life- long resident of Springfield she was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church. Her life was filled with smiles, laughter, and wonderful memories. Gloria enjoyed taking trips with her husband and their dear friends and the weekly card games…

  • Andover

    Catherine V. “Bunny” Kilcoyne 11/3/2014 North Andover, MA / North Andover, MA

    Catherine V. (Bunny) Kilcoyne, 77 of North Andover passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday November 3, 2014. Born in Lawrence, MA she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Harvey) Hanley. Bunny attended St. Michael’s Parish and was the first female member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for which she served many years. She graduated from Lawrence High in 1954 and worked for New England Telephone for 22 years. She was a thoughtful, selfless woman whose greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed hosting holidays, summer pool parties, baking and playing games with the grandkids. Bunny was a fierce Scrabble…

  • Boylston

    M. Elaine Fleming 11/4/2014 Brewster, MA / Worcester, MA / Boylston, MA

    M. Elaine Fleming, 85, of Brewster formerly of Worcester died peacefully, Tuesday morning, November 4, 2014 in Epoch of Brewster Nursing Care Facility following a prolonged illness. Born in Uxbridge, the daughter of William and Edwidge Cook. She was a graduate of Uxbridge High School Class of 1946. Her education continued at Clark University receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1950. She married the late James S. Fleming in 1951 and moved to Worcester where she raised her 5 children: Mary Elaine Fleming of Hollywood, FL, James S. Fleming, III and his wife, Mehtap of Paxton, Jane Lowey and her husband, Kevin of Brewster, Barbara Morton of Leicester, Maura…

  • Holden

    Henry Joseph Coffey

    Henry Joseph Coffey died on August 26, 2014 at the age of 94. A lifelong Red Sox fan, he died peacefully at home a few hours after the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 4 to 3, ending an eight-game losing streak. read more View Full Notice → Henry Joseph Coffey

  • New Bedford

    Maria Dos Anjos Pacheco 11/3/2014 New Bedford, MA

    New Bedford – Maria Dos Anjos (Sousa) Pacheco, age 83 of New Bedford, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at her home with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Virginio Pacheco and the daughter of Georgina (Borges) and Manuel Sousa. Mrs. Pacheco was born in St. Michael, Azores, moved to the New Bedford area in 1969 where she resided the remainder of her life. She is survived by her children: Angie Clara and her husband, Luis, of Dartmouth, Rosie DaCunha and her husband, Joseph, of Swansea, Maria Angelo and her husband, Helder, of Dartmouth and Rui Pacheco and his wife, Ana, of…

  • Acton

    Jack Lawrence “Jake” Kensinger

    Jack (Jake) Kensinger peacefully left the planet this past Tuesday October 21 at approximately 5:45AM in his Acton home, in his sleep. He resided most recently in Acton and in Littleton and Maynard with his partner of 15 years, Michele Boule. Jack was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1948, and graduated from Buffalo State University with a degree in engineering before moving to Massachusetts in the early 1980’s. Jack was an avid and active musician all his life, a guitar virtuoso with a wonderfully harmonious voice. He was also an extremely competent sound engineer and craftsman with many interior renovation and design skills. He worked at Singer Corporation in…

  • Worcester County

    Robert E. Girard 11/4/2014 Worcester, MA

    WORCESTER-Robert E. Girard, 72, of Worcester passed away Tuesday, November 4 at home. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Clare F. (Ryan) Girard; three step-children, Susan and her husband, Ret. Col. Joseph Callahan of Roslindale Paul R. Dupre of Leicester; and Helen Broden of Holden; ten step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; a sister, April Girard of Maryland; three nieces; a nephew; and Kathleen Reardon of Worcester, who was like a daughter to Bob. A half-brother, Paul Johnson predeceased him. He was born in Worcester son of Ernest Girard and raised by his mother Ethel (Hayes) Johnson and step-father John Johnson and graduated from Commerce High School. Bob worked for Laidlaw…

  • Weymouth

    Robert C. Savage 11/1/2014 North Weymouth, MA / Weymouth, MA

    Robert C. Savage, age 83, passed away unexpectedly November 1, 2014. Bob was the husband of Patricia Savage (Thiessen) and is survived by his children Robert and his wife Agnes; Barry; William and his husband Henry; and Kristi and her wife Susan. Loving Grandpa to Andrew, Katrina, Matthew, and Elizabeth, and Jason and Ryan. He also leaves his sisters, Mary Kyrias and Barbra Dudis. Bob served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was born and grew up in Boston and lived in Weymouth for 60 years. A retired painter and craftsman, “Big Bob” loved his summers by the pool with his family and their friends. Visiting…

  • South Weymouth

    Dr. Mary C. Lydon 10/30/2014 South Weymouth, MA / Weymouth, MA

    Dr. Mary C. Lydon passed away on October 30th 2014 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her parents Anne Lydon of Fermuse Newfoundland and Patrick Lydon of Oughterard, Ireland as well as her sisters Margaret Edwards, Barbara Kavelesky. and her brothers James Lydon and Peter Lydon. Mary is survived by her sister Nancy Wagner (Howard) of Colorado as well as many nieces, nephews. She grew up on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury and graduated from Burke High School. She went on to graduate from Bridgewater State College in 1955 with a BS in Education. She earned her EdM from Northeastern University (’63) and her EdD from Boston University…

  • Melrose

    Beverly M. Rigney 11/3/2014 Bedford, NH / Hollis, NH / Melrose, MA

    Beverly M. Rigney, 79, of Bedford, NH, died Monday November 3, 2014 in the Ridgewood Center in Bedford. She was born in Melrose, MA on March 13, 1935, a daughter of the late David and Edith (Ewing) Borland. She had been a resident of Bedford for the past year, formerly living in Hollis, NH. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Johnston of Hollis, NH, and Donna Muise of Wilmington, MA; one son, Glen Rigney of Salem, MA; four grandchildren; one sister, June Johnson of Stoneham, MA; two brothers, Robert Borland of Billerica, MA, and David Borland of Salisbury, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased…

  • Kingston

    Darlene Newcomb 10/23/2014 Kingston, MA / Plymouth, MA

    Newcomb, Darlene 65 of Kingston passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital on October 23rd. Darlene was born in Plymouth to Troy and Etta (Rogers) Griffin. She leaves behind her daughter’s Stacey Griffin of Kingston MA and Annette Newcomb of NY. She is pre-deceased by her brother Troy Griffin and her sister Georgia Vieira. Darlene was a long time resident of Plymouth before moving to Kingston 12 years ago. Darlene was a loving grandmother to her 8 grandchildren which brought her great joy. All services will be private. View Full Notice → Darlene Newcomb 10/23/2014 Kingston, MA / Plymouth, MA

  • Hyde Park

    Genevieve Bush 11/2/2014 Hyde Park, MA

    Bush, Genevieve M. (Bakaur) of Hyde Park Nov. 2, 2014.Bloved wife of the late Robert T Bush. loving Mother of Michael Bush of Hyde Park and the late Robert T. Bush Jr. loving sister of the late Helen Slobogen, Walter and Chester Bakaur.Funeral from the Francis E. Kenney & Sons Funeral Home 1445 River St. Hyde Park Fri at 9:15 AM Funeral Mass in St. Annes Church Readville at 10 o’clock . Relatives and friends invited . Visiting hours Thurs. 4-8PM. Interment in Blue Hills Cemetery. View Full Notice → Genevieve Bush 11/2/2014 Hyde Park, MA

  • Chelmsford

    James Dossett

    CHELMSFORD – James T. Dossett, 80, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Palm Center Nursing Home in the company of his family. He was the beloved husband of Alice L. (Torcomian) Dossett to whom he had been married for 60 years. He was born in Ozark, Alabama on March 22, 1934 and was a son of the late Bascom and Lucille (Bailey) Dossett. Jim received his early education in Alabama schools and then served in the United States Army. Following the Army he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Lowell Technological Institute. He began his professional career managing Pellon Corporation, where he invented a…

  • Bridgewater

    Corine M. Kierstead 11/2/2014 Brockton, MA / East Bridgewater, MA

    Corine M. “Cricket” Kierstead age 50 of Brockton, died unexpectedly on Sunday November 2, 2014. She was the loving daughter of Jeffrey and Mary (Harrigan) Wood of E. Bridgewater. Corine was born in Boston and raised in Brockton and had attended Brockton Schools. She was a former manager at Ocean State Job Lot in East Bridgewater. Cricket enjoyed reading, making jewelry and shopping for bargains. She will be remembered for her humor and was always the life of the party. She enjoyed swimming at the YMCA, holidays with her family and was most proud of turning her life around. In addition to her parents she is survived by her fiancé…

  • Auburn

    Raymond Desroches 11/3/2014 Auburn, MA

    Auburn – Mr. Raymond Desroches, 86, passed away Monday November 3rd at the Life Care Center of Auburn with his family by his side. Raymond leaves a son, John Desroches and his wife Kathy of Oxford, a daughter, Maria Gerrol and her husband Daniel of Auburn; four brothers, Gabriel Desroches of England, Paul Desroches and his wife Pauline of Ct., Eugene Desroches of Bellingham, and Robert Desroches and his wife Joanne of Fl., three sisters, Lorraine Mazzola of Worcester, Claire Wirf of West Brookfield, and Evelyn Roberts of Leicester; two grandchildren, Jennifer Smith and Edwin Lynds III, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was born September 17,…

  • Boston

    Isaac Mercedes 11/3/2014 Boston, MA

    Isaac Mercedes of Jamaica Plain, formerly of the Dominican Republic on November 3, 2014. Loving father of Jose, Elizabeth, Xiomara, Annie and Marina. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Thursday November 6, 2014 followed by a Funeral at the Funeral home on Friday November 7, 2014 at 10AM. Interment will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. View Full Notice → Isaac Mercedes 11/3/2014 Boston, MA

  • Boston

    MARYON C. (WASILIFSKY) MELVIN 11/3/2014 Boston, MA / Charlestown, MA

    Maryon C. (Wasilifsky) Melvin, a resident of Boston and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. She was 78 years old. Maryon was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 28, 1936, a daughter of the late Adolph M. Wasilifsky and Margaret J. (Smith) Wasilifsky. Maryon was an elementary school teacher for many years. Maryon is the beloved wife of the late William A. Melvin. She is the devoted mother of Maria-Elena Augustin of Orlando, Florida, Patricia Ann Risi of San Diego, California, Michele Sanborn of Chicago, Illinois, Moira Janson Melvin of Tampa, Florida and Meghan…

  • New Bedford

    Gloria P. Fernandes 11/3/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Gloria P. (Pina) Fernandes, 93, of New Bedford passed away at home on Monday November 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Mary “Bebe” Pina. She was the wife of the late David G. Fernandes to whom she had been married for 67 years. She was born in New Bedford and lived her entire life there. She is survived by her children Patricia Vale, Eugenia “Jeanie” Sena and her husband John, and David G. Fernandes Jr. She was the mother of the late David G. Fernandes II. She was the grandmother of Peter Vale and his wife Dorinda, Jeffrey Vale…

  • Acton

    Robert J. Viola

    MAYNARD: Robert J. Viola, 79, a lifelong Maynard resident, died peacefully Mon. Nov. 3, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Acton. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (DeRosa) Viola, to whom he was married for over 48 years. Born in Concord and raised in Maynard, he was the son of the late Patrick Viola and Josephine (Civitarese) Butler, and was the brother of the late Al Viola. Mr. Viola was a graduate of Maynard High School and served honorably as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied history with a focus on education…

  • Worcester County

    Eileen M. (Foster) Korpinen Desroches 11/3/2014 Worcester, MA

    WORCESTER: Eileen M. (Foster) Korpinen Desroches, 93, formerly of Wayside Road, died peacefully on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Life Care Center of Auburn. Her husband of 33 years, Ernest A. Desroches, died December 21, 2012. She leaves her children, Katherine A. Ernst and her husband William, Paul N. Korpinen and his wife Marjorie, all of Worcester; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, John D. Foster of New York and William F. Foster, Jr. of Worcester, both predeceased her. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late William F. and Catherine A. (Daly) Foster, and graduated from Commerce High School. Eileen…

  • Waltham

    Audrey Lewis

    Lewis, Dr. Audrey Ann A leader for women in anesthesiology, an accomplished pianist, an art enthusiast, and adoring aunt and sister. Early on the morning of Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the age of 78, with devoted staff by her side, Dr. Lewis passed away peacefully in her current residence of Belmont Manor, in Belmont, Massachusetts. One of two women graduating with the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1958 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario Canada), Dr. Lewis received the Class of 1917 Prize for achievement and proficiency in all four years. After completing her Internship in Canada, she came to Boston in 1962 to conclude her Residency…

  • Wayland

    Beatrice A. Fye 11/2/2014 Wayland, MA

    Beatrice A. Fye, 95, of Wayland passed away peacefully in her home on November 2, 2014 surrounded by her family. Loving wife and mother, Bea recently celebrated her seventieth wedding anniversary with her devoted husband, David L. Fye. Bea had a remarkable and fulfilling life. Born in Boston to Martin M. and Anna C. Mugar, Bea graduated from Cambridge Latin High School. Inspired by her Uncle Marvin Julian, a noted Boston portrait painter, she developed an early love of art, graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 1941 and continuing her art education at the Corcoran Art School in Washington D.C. and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts…

  • Watertown

    George Moutafis

    George Moutafis passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his home in Belmont MA with his wife of 56 years Joan (Mastorakis) Moutafis at his bedside. George was born on August 23, 1931 in Chios Greece. He was the first born to the late Yianni Moutafis and Katina (Hatzimbes) Moutafis. Life as a young boy was not easy as he endured the German occupation during World War II. When he was of age he served his time in the Greek army. After serving his time in the Army, George worked on several Merchant Marine vessels before immigrating to the United States in 1956. George…

  • Roxbury

    Olga D. (Furmeneck) Mason 11/2/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    MASON Olga D. (Furmeneck) of Roslindale formerly of Walpole and Mission Hill, Nov. 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late William J. Mason. Devoted mother of Robert Mason and his late wife Elaine of Canton. Ronald Mason and his wife Arlene of West Roxbury and the late Thomas Mason. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Sister of Janet Greenan of Walpole. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Late employee of New England Telephone Company. Funeral Service in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY Friday at 11:30am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8pm. Interment…

  • Plymouth

    Gary D. Richmond 11/1/2014 Plymouth, MA / Manomet, MA

    Richmond , Gary D. 62, of Manomet passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary leaves behind his loving wife Christine ( Graham ) Richmond of Manomet. Devoted Dad to Jeremiah “ Jerry “ Richmond and Elizabeth “ Lizzytish “ Richmond. Papa to Justin Tyler Richmond – Mercer. He also leaves behind Jennifer Curran and Daniel Purtle. Gary was born in Plymouth and was the son of the late Ivan “ Bud “ Richmond and survived by his mother Barbara ( Boutin ) Richmond also of Manomet. Gary is survived by 2 brothers, Steven Richmond ( Warwick , RI ) & Brian Richmond…