• Boston

    Helen M. Paulsen 11/10/2014 Brockton, MA / Whitman, MA / Boston, MA

    Helen M. (Joyce) Paulsen, age 89, of Brockton, died November 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Paulsen. Helen was born and raised in Boston, daughter of the late Michael J. and Annie T. (Laffey) Joyce. She was a graduate of the Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph and was a resident of Brockton since 1970. She worked in various local laundries including Aveni Cleaners in Holbrook. Helen enjoyed spending her free time with her family, especially time with her grandchildren and sewing. Helen is survived by two sons Paul M. Paulsen and his wife Ann…

  • New Bedford

    Lorraine A. Maurice 11/9/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Lorraine A. (Desorcy) Maurice, 73, of New Bedford died Sunday November 9, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Robert George Maurice, Sr. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Alice (Bramwell) Desorcy, she lived in New Bedford all her life. Mrs. Maurice was formerly employed as a nurse’s aide at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home for 35 years until her retirement. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School. She loved bowling and going to Foxwoods. Survivors include her husband; her son, Robert G. Maurice, Jr. and his wife Deborah of New Bedford; her brother,…

  • Natick

    Joan E. Merritt 11/7/2014 Franlin, MA / Natick, MA

    Joan E. Merritt, 82, passed away peacefully on November 7. She spent her final moments surrounded by all her loved ones. She was the wife of Allen Merritt. Born in Framingham February 12, 1932, the daughter of the late George and Verna (Merritt) Brown. Joan “Grammie” was a strong, kind hearted, beautiful woman. She had a heart of gold and she loved unconditionally. She was selfless and giving. She was loved by everyone that knew her. She enjoyed the simple things in life. Happiness for her was a chocolate, a cold Pepsi and pringles. She loved doing crossword puzzles and word searches. She loved all kinds of birds, bur her…

  • Worcester County

    Diane R. Chase 11/9/2014 Worcester, MA

    Diane R. (Danforth) Chase, 68, of Worcester, passed away Sunday, November 9th in Beaumont Nursing Center. Her husband, Joseph J. Chase died in 2006. She leaves a son, John J. Chase and his wife Noelani of Worcester; two grandchildren, Aidan and Makaela Chase of Worcester; a sister, Margaret Dukes of Mashpee; four step-brothers, Warren B. Snow, Jr. and Gregory J. Snow, both of Spencer, David A. Snow of Auburn, and James M. Snow of Worcester; seven step-sisters, Rose Marie Sargent of Spencer, Tina M. Christy and Donna M. Godfrey, both of Worcester, Joanne M. Snow of Rutland, Ann-Marie Tsetsos of Worcester, Mary-Jo Peterson of San Diego, CA, and Evelyn Engel…

  • Holyoke

    Lorraine Cusson

    CHICOPEE- Lorraine J. (Girard) Cusson, 79, passed away at Baystate Medical Center on November 10, 2014. She was born on January 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Donald and Cecile (Cote) Girard in Manchester, NH. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Joseph Cusson Sr. in 2008; her son Donald Cusson in 2006; and her daughter Barbara Phillips in 1996. She is survived by four sons, Joseph Cusson Jr. of Pittsfield, Lawrence Cusson of Greenfield, Paul Cusson of Sunderland, and Robert Cusson of Sarasota, FL; a daughter, Sandra Brassard of Brattleboro, VT; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Services for Lorraine will…

  • Taunton

    Robert A. Gray 11/10/2014 Taunton, MA

    In Taunton, November 10, 2014 Robert A. Gray son of the late Arthur and Lucille (Holden) Gray Sr. died at Longmeadow of Taunton at the age of 71. Born and educated in Taunton, Robert was a longtime resident of Taunton. He was employed at Vinland Cold Storage in NJ then he moved back to Taunton and worked for FB Rogers Silver Co and later Crown Tank both in Taunton. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, animals and especially nature. He was the brother of Arthur E. Gray Jr and his wife Terri of SC, Malcolm H. Gray and his wife Patricia of Virginia, James L. Gray of Taunton, Jacquelyn L. Reid and…

  • Winthrop

    Harriett C. (Brawley) RONAN 11/9/2014 Winthrop, MA

    RONAN, Harriett C. (Brawley) of Winthrop, died peacefully November 9, 2014, at the age of 97, surrounded by the love of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Colonel Edward I. Ronan. Cherished daughter of the late Henry A. Brawley and Winifred G. (Leonard). Dear sister of late Anna, Martha, and Henry A. Brawley Jr. Devoted mother of Patricia A. Ronan of Winthrop, Martha R. Kuehn of Needham and Gayle R. Smith of Needham. Adored grandmother of Winifred O. Gorman, Amanda C. Smith, Brittany A. Smith, Andrew E. Kuehn, Emily C. Smith, and Paul R. Smith. Great-grandmother of Luke M. Gorman and Gavin W. Gorman. A Funeral…

  • Tewksbury

    Ryan J. Donovan 11/8/2014 Tewksbury, MA

    Ryan J. Donovan Beloved son, brother, uncle and Member of New England Council of Carpenters Local # 218 TEWKSBURY: Ryan J. Donovan, age 37, a lifelong Tewksbury resident, passed away unexpectedly from a heart related condition, on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus. Born in Tewksbury on October 13, 1977, he was the beloved son of retired Tewksbury Police Chief Alfred P. Donovan and Kathleen A. (McLaughlin) Donovan of Tewksbury and the devoted father of Lucia Marie Donovan of Wilmington. Ryan attended Tewksbury schools and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1995. During his high school years, Ryan was a member of the Tewksbury Memorial…

  • Wayland

    Rita E. (Manning) Smith 11/9/2014 Whitinsville, MA / Wayland, MA

    WHITINSVILLE: Rita E. (Manning) Smith, 87, died peacefully and comfortably on Sunday morning, November 9, 2014 at her residence surrounded by those she loved. She was born in Gloucester on September 8, 1927 the daughter of the late Thomas Manning and Frances (Clancy) Manning. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Glen G. Smith of Whitinsville. Cherished mother of Constance Wight and her husband Don Wight of Berlin; Laura Fantini and her husband Bob Fantini of Hopedale; Chris Smith and his wife Stephanie Smith of San Leandro, CA and Wade Smith and his wife Marianne Smith of Wellesley. Sister of Tom Manning, Jr. of Portland,…

  • Watertown

    Bahatris Nikoghosian 11/9/2014 Watertown, MA

    Nikoghosian, Bahatris of Watertown, November 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Armen Momjian. Devoted mother of Lucine, Mary, Sarkis and Vasken Momjian. Loving grandmother of Jack, Abraham, Zohrab, Raffi, Myda, Zepure, Hagop, Armen, Norair, Simon, Beatrice, Armen and Barkev. Also survived by several loving great grandchildren. Sister of the late Levon, Mari and Garabed. Funeral service at Saint Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Avenue, Watertown on Thursday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. At the request of the family, there are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made Saint Stephen’s Armenian Church. Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.…

  • Roslindale

    Jeremy M. Frie 11/7/2014 Roslindale, MA

    Frie, Jeremy M. of Roslindale, Nov. 7, 2014. Loving son of Anna Davis of Roslindale. Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Saturday, Nov 15th 4 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. View Full Notice → Jeremy M. Frie 11/7/2014 Roslindale, MA

  • Roxbury

    Albert St. Lawrence 11/7/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    ST. LAWRENCE, Albert Of Hyde Park, passed away on November 7, 2014. He was 73. Son of the late Albert and Beatrice (Blade) St. Lawrence. He leaves many loving friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visiting hours in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury on Thursday, November 13 from 4-7pm. Burial will take place in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Rehoboth at a future date. View Full Notice → Albert St. Lawrence 11/7/2014 West Roxbury, MA

  • Lawrence

    Doris M. Mahoney 11/10/2014 Lawrence, MA / Lawrence, MA

    Doris M Mahoney, 93 a lifelong resident of Lawence, died peacefully on Monday, November 10, 2014. Doris was born in Lawrence, MA to Dennis and Josephine (Perry) Mahoney. She attended St Patrick’s Grammar School and High School. She received her RN from St John’s Hospital in Lowell in 1941. Doris also attended Merrimack College. She served as a Civil Service Nurse at Fort Devens Army Hospital during WWII. Doris worked as a Nurse in the Greater Lawrence hospitals and spent 23 years as a Public Health Nurse for the City of Lawrence prior to retirement. Doris enjoyed traveling in the US and abroad. She also enjoyed gardening and was an…

  • Kingston

    Walter Amory 10/27/2014 Kingston, MA

    Walter Amory 1924 – 2014 Walter Amory of Duxbury died peacefully at Newfield House in Plymouth on Oct. 27, 2014. He was 90 years old. The husband of the former Shirley Gay Waterman, Mr. Amory was a Naval veteran of two wars, a sailor, and lover of the sea. He founded and ran Amory Engineers in Duxbury until he retired in 2010 at the age of 86. Throughout his life he was a contributing citizen and an ardent mentor of the young. Walter Amory Jr. was born in Boston on August 6, 1924, the son of Walter Amory and Elizabeth Cole Amory. At 18, his father was a WWI fighter…

  • Fall River

    Maria Conçeicão (Pimentel) Pontes 11/11/2014 Fall River, MA

    Maria Conçeicão (Pimentel) Pontes age 78 passed away in Fall River November 11, 2014. She was the widow of Jose Rego Pontes and daughter of the late Antonio and Virginia (Almeida) Pimentel. Born in Fenais da Luz, São Miguel, Açores, she had worked as a machine operator at San Toro Mfg. and was a parishioner of St. Michael Church. Maria was the mother of José Pontes of Taunton and Antonio, Francisco (wife Belinda), Louis and Gabriel Pontes and Sarena (husband David) Da Silva and Virginia McMullen, all of Fall River. She was the sister of Albano (wife Lucilia) and Luis (wife Adriana) Pimentel of Swansea and the late Manuel Almeida…

  • Dracut

    Kevin Snyder

    DRACUT- Kevin B. Snyder, 60, of Dracut, died unexpectedly in his sleep on November 9, 2014. He was the loving husband of Nancy L. (Dozois) Snyder and they celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in September. Kevin was born in Lowell on May 13, 1954, the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth (MacPhail) Snyder. He was a graduate of Lowell High School. He worked as a corrections officer for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Dept for over 30 years and brought joy to Union members families as Santa Claus for over 20 years. Kevin enjoyed fishing and hunting and was the longtime President of Dracut’s Centralville Sportsmans Club. He was also a…

  • Springfield

    Sr. Maria Edwards Farr, SSJ

    Sister Maria Edward Farr, (Letitia), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA on November 10, 2014. A native of Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of Edward and Anna (Gavin) Farr. Sister Maria Edward entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1937 from St. Charles Parish, Pittsfield. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield. She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. Sister Maria Edward taught in the schools of the Diocese of Springfield in Holy Family, Our Lady of Hope, and Cathedral High School, Springfield;…

  • Foxboro

    Alice Marie Murphy

    Alice Marie (Cleary) Murphy, age 77, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 surrounded by the comfort of her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Hannah Agnes (Callaghan) Cleary formerly of Roslindale. View Full Notice → Alice Marie Murphy

  • Boston

    Antonio Pasqualone 11/10/2014 Everett, MA / Medford, MA / Boston, MA

    Pasqualone, Antonio of Everett formerly of Prezza, Italy, November 10th. Beloved husband of Olga (Ricci) Pasqualone. Devoted father of Lucia Santini and her husband Alessandro of Holbrook, and Teresa Pasqualone of Everett. Loving grandfather of Matteo and Marco Santini. Brother of Domenic Pasqualone of Phoenix, AZ and the late Giuseppe Pasqualone. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home 306 Main St., MEDFORD, Saturday, November 15th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday from 4 thru 8 p.m. Interment services will be private. Late U.S. Army Veteran…

  • Worcester County

    Susan F. Kelley 11/2/2014 Worcester, MA / Beckley, WV

    It is with great sadness that we the family of Susan Kelley announce her untimely passing. Susan died on Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014, following a very brief battle with breast cancer. She was 69 years young. Known affectionately as “Sue” all her life, Susan Frances Barraclough was born on Jan. 9th, 1945, at Worcester, Mass. The youngest of three daughters, her parents were the late William Leslie and Ruth Mary Schofield Barraclough. The Barraclough family worshiped at the Christ the King Catholic Church. Her sister, Leslie Ruth Wijango has preceded her in death. She is the beloved sister of Judith J. Meadows of Beckley. Susan spent her childhood at Worcester.…

  • Waltham

    Stephen Papia

    Of Belmont, passed away peacefully Sunday morning November 9th, 2014 in Emerson Village Nursing Home in Watertown at the age of 91. Born on February 13, 1923 in Waltham; son of the late Augustine and Maria (Crescenzo) Papia, Stephen was raised and educated in Waltham, moving to Cambridge after his marriage and has been a resident of Belmont since 1952. A graduate of Waltham High School, Stephen entered the United States Army in February of 1943 and proudly served with Company A 775th Tank Battalion in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines during World War II. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation…

  • Taunton

    Maria R. (Costa) Sousa 11/9/2014 Taunton, MA

    TAUNTON – Maria R. (Costa) Sousa, wife of the late Antonio J. Sousa, died at Taunton Nursing Home on Nov. 9, 2014. She was 90 years old. Born in St. Michael Azores, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria C. (Costa) Costa. She had lived in the Taunton area since 1967. A lifelong seamstress, Mrs. Sousa loved sewing, and in her younger days taught the craft to others. She was also employed by Texas Instruments for over twenty-six years. A communicant of St. Anthony Church, in later years Mrs. Sousa enjoyed crocheting. Survivors include three sons, Manuel J. Sousa, John N. Sousa and Antonio J. Sousa, all…

  • Wayland

    Philip “Phil” F. McGonagle 11/9/2014 Wayland, MA

    WAYLAND: Philip F. “Phil” McGonagle, 79, died peacefully and comfortably on Sunday, November 9, 2014 following a period of declining health for the past year. He was born in Boston on August 14, 1935 the son of the late John McGonagle and Ellen (Doherty) McGonagle. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda L. (Wilkinson) McGonagle of Englewood, FL; Concord, NH and formerly of Wayland. Devoted father of Michael McGonagle of Great Barrington; Kellie M. Lavner and her husband Robert of Worcester; Philip J. McGonagle, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Westborough and Marc P. McGonagle and his wife Michelle of Concord, NH. Brother of John McGonagle…

  • Somerville

    John V. Gilchrist 11/9/2014 Salem, NH / Somerville, MA

    John V. Gilchrist, 83, of Salem, NH died Sun., Nov. 9th at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA. John was born and educated in Somerville and graduated from St. Clement High School in 1949. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. And was a member of the Lawrence Elks. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Joan (McGonagle) Gilchrist. John is survived by his son, Jack Gilchrist of Salem, MA and daughter-in-law, Janine and his daughter, Linda Fisher of Plaistow, NH and 2 grandchildren, Paul and Ryan Fisher. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM…

  • Spencer

    Donald E. Steiger 11/10/2014 Spencer, MA

    Spencer: Donald E. Steiger, 88, of Point Estallee Drive, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 10 after a long battle with pneumonia in Quabog Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, West Brookfield. He leaves his son Donald O. “Donnie” Steiger of Spencer, a daughter Sue Steiger of North Brookfield, three step-children Jeannie Ethier of Crozet, Virginia, Suzie Ethier of Rutland and Bernard Ethier of Templeton, two sisters Connie Beckner & Catherine Hoye, a brother Charles Steiger, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a son Edward F. Steiger, a sister Patricia Steiger-Dash and a brother John R. Steiger. Mr. Steiger was born in…

  • Malden

    Daniele R. Rinaldi 11/4/2014 Medford, MA / Malden, MA / Methuan, MA

    Daniele R. Rinaldi of Everett died Tuesday, November 4 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Fina (Parisi) Rinaldi. Daniele was attending graduate school and worked as a billing and coding clerk in the medical field. She was the devoted mother of Victoria and Ava Rinaldi, and the loving sister of Jennifer Rinaldi-Dubois of Methuen. Daniele is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Thursday, November 13 at 9AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden, at 10AM. Relatives and friends…

  • Lawrence

    Doris M. Mahoney 11/10/2014

    Doris M Mahoney, 93 a lifelong resident of Lawence, died peacefully on Monday, November 10, 2014. Doris was born in Lawrence, MA to Dennis and Josephine (Perry) Mahoney. She attended St Patrick’s Grammar School and High School. She received her RN from St John’s Hospital in Lowell in 1941. Doris also attended Merrimack College. She served as a Civil Service Nurse at Fort Devens Army Hospital during WWII. Doris worked as a Nurse in the Greater Lawrence hospitals and spent 23 years as a Public Health Nurse for the City of Lawrence prior to retirement. Doris enjoyed traveling in the US and abroad. She also enjoyed gardening and was an…

  • Kingston

    Florence R. Sidlowski 11/7/2014 Kingston, MA

    Florence R. Sidlowski, of Kingston, passed away on November 7, 2014. She was 88 years old. Beloved wife of the late Peter J. Sidlowski. Loving mother of the late June Sidlowski. Sister of the late Edward Ryfa, William Ryfa, Thaddeus Ryfa, Josephine Sergei, Emily Ryfa, and Lillian Ryfa. Cherished aunt to Janet Fiorenza of Westwood, Patty Walsh, and the late Theodore Ryfa, John Ryfa, and Paul Ryfa. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at 9:00 AM at St. Joseph Church in Kingston. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St, Kingston at 8:00 AM. Interment will be at the…

  • Fall River

    Eleanor M. Baum 11/7/2014 Fall River, MA / Haverhill, MA

    Eleanor (Elley) Baum, of Haverhill & Norwood, died Friday, Nov. 7, after a lengthy illness. Born 59 years ago in Norwood, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Nicholson) Baum, she’s an alumnus of Norwood High. She’s known for singing with and cooking for her large family during holidays. Elley leaves 2 daughters, Malaika Barr (fiancé Donald McEntire) of Fall River and Jessica Martha (& Michael) Gardner of Wareham, 5 grandchildren, Jacinda Rose of Groton, Kiona Morales now of Fall River, Jaden Lee Croteau, Michael, Jr. and Cali Love of Wareham, and 3 brothers, Harry (& Melinda) Baum of Dennis, Richard (& Joyce) Baum of Spencer, and Charles Baum of Boston.…

  • Franklin

    Edna Mitchell 11/9/2014 Franklin, MA

    Edna (Bailey) Mitchell, 84, of Franklin, died November 9, in her home. She was the wife of Vincent R. Mitchell. Born in Braintree, November 22, 1929, the daughter of the late Harrison W. and Kisbro (Burton) Bailey, Mrs. Mitchell had lived in Millis, Pelham, New Hampshire prior to moving to Franklin two years ago. Mrs. Mitchell had been a stitcher in several textile mills. She had also worked as a ceramics teacher and a private detective. Edna was a talented artist and loved animals. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Marion Syngay of Franklin, Jack Mitchell of Manchester, New Hampshire, David Mitchell of Southwick, Gary…