• Medford

    Donald Alunni 11/11/2014 Medford, MA / North End, MA / Wakefield, MA / Peabody, MA

    Donald Alunni passed away peacefully at his Medford home in the company of his loving family on Tuesday morning. He was 98. Donald was born and raised in Boston’s North End, the son of the late Eduardo and Rosina (Paolucci) Alunni. He began working as a young man during the Great Depression, developing solid skill, a strong work ethic and an ability to solve problems and get things built. He worked at the Navy Yard and refitted many ships for the lend-lease program which helped save England during the War. He also worked on the refitting and building of various other ships as America entered the war. Prevented from entering…

  • Natick

    James Griffin 11/12/2014 Natick, MA

    NATICK: James Griffin, age 55, a lifelong resident of Natick, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family early Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Joanne (Maraggio) Griffin and loving father of Heather, Catherine, and Elizabeth, Jim was also a devoted brother, uncle, friend and colleague at UPS. His Funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, Nov.17th at 8:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road (Rte 9), Framingham, at 9:00AM. Visiting hours will be on Sunday 2 – 5PM. A complete obituary will follow on Thursday. View Full Notice…

  • New Bedford

    Annette St. Onge 11/11/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Annette St. Onge, 93, of New Bedford returned to her heavenly Father on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at The Oaks Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was the widow and beloved wife of Adelard W. St. Onge and daughter of the late Antonio and Aurore (Metivier) Medeiros Barboza. She was born in New Bedford and lived there as well as in Acushnet and Lakeland, FL. She was the loving mother of a son, Rev. Deacon Lawrence A. St. Onge and his wife Jacqueline of New Bedford and a daughter, Sandra L. Sevigney and her husband Mark of Assonet. She was the much loved Nana to her grandchildren Kim M.…

  • Whitman

    Vera C. Dexter 11/11/2014 Whitman, MA

    Vera C. Dexter of Whitman, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 11th. She was the loving wife for 65 years of the late Robert J. Dexter. Vera was born in New Brunswick, Canada and emigrated to Whitman in 1943 where she met her future husband. Vera’s husband was the owner of Oscarson’s Upholstering Company of Whitman where Vera helped run the family business. Vera was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Whitman where she taught Sunday school in her early years. She is survived by her loving daughters: Sharon D. Murray married to Dennis of Whitman, Jill S. LeBlanc, partner of Dr. John O’Brien of Carver and Hingham.…

  • Somerville

    Mrs. Irene A. (Silvestri) Plati 11/10/2014 Medford, MA / Wakefield, MA / Somerville, MA / Winchester, MA

    Mrs. Irene A. (Silvestri) Plati, a resident of Medford for 60 years and beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Plati. Irene worked for the Medford Public School system as a Lunch Mother for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed being an active member of the Mystic Players in Medford. Above all, she was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving son and daughter; Joseph G. Plati of Medford and Elizabeth I. Malvey of Wakefield and two cherished grandsons; Christopher and Gregory. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford on…

  • Watertown

    Richard Taylor

    Richard “Dick” Taylor was born in Cambridge,Mass and spent many years of his life in Millbury, Mass. A veteran of World War II, he served his country and came back home where he learned the fencing business. A hard-working man at heart, his passion for hard work in the fence business paid off for many others than himself, as he took pride in teaching many of his relatives and friends the trick of the trade and helped give birth to multiple fence companies in the Boston area. A family man to his core, he was always there to lend a helping hand and took pride in loving and caring for…

  • Spencer

    Stephen M. Healy, Jr. 11/8/2014 Spencer, MA

    EAST BROOKFIELD; Stephen M. Healy, Jr., 23, of 135 Baker Hill Rd., died Saturday, November 8 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Spencer. He leaves his parents; Stephen M. & Kathleen R. (Spencer) Healy, Sr. of Palm Coast, FL. formerly of East Brookfield, two sisters; Elizabeth M. “Lizz” Dubois and her husband Keith of East Brookfield, Sonia M. Nolan and her husband Cris of Wales, MA., nieces and nephews and his long time significant other, Andrea N. Ferdinand of Rochdale. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Ronda Healy in 2007. Stephen was born in Worcester. He graduated from David Prouty High School. He was a fabricator for the…

  • Revere

    Carol Moran

    Carol Frances (Long) Moran, 71 years of age, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014. Cherished daughter of the late Sussie (Catalano) Long. Beloved wife of the late William F. Moran. Loving mother of Kathleen LaCivita and the late Joseph Deasy. Adored grandmother of Robert and Ashley LaCivita. Caring sister of Robert Long and the late Joseph Tamagna and Grace Brown. Also survived by loving cousins, nephews and nieces. Family and friends will honor Carol’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St REVERE on Friday, November 14 from 4PM to 8PM and again at 9:30AM Saturday morning before leaving in procession…

  • LEICESTER

    Mary Sullivan 11/11/2014 Leicester, MA

    Mary J. Sullivan, 86, of Leicester died at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in the tender loving care of her family on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born on January 3, 1928 in Worcester, Mary was the daughter of James E. and Maude (Langley) Shannon. Mary graduated from Ascension High School in 1945. On July 9, 1949 she married John F. Sullivan, Jr. and began their family in Worcester before moving to Leicester in 1965. In the later years while raising their eight children, Mary worked part-time as a New England Telephone operator and at Masterman’s as an office receptionist. In addition to her beloved husband of 65 years, Mary leaves…

  • Fall River

    Leonel Paiva 11/10/2014 Fall River, MA

    Leonel Paiva, age 93, of Fall River, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Southpointe Nursing home on November 10, 2014. Born in Lagoa, São Miguel, Açores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Jacinta (Margarida) Paiva and husband of Anita (Dunn) Paiva. He was the owner of Leo’s Auto Body for 40 years. Leonel was the loving father of Deborah Paiva of Florida and Sheryll Paiva of Fall River. He also leaves behind one granddaughter Alisha Paiva, 2 nephews and 2 nieces. His funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1521 N. Main St., Fall River FRIDAY with extended…

  • Brockton

    Henry W. Waniak 11/12/2014 Brockton, MA / brockton, MA

    Henry W. Waniak (81) of Billerica died November 12th in the Beverly Hospital after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Rose (Makarevich) Waniak. Hank was the father of Nancy Fiske of Billerica who was his faithful caregiver the past few years and loving father of Debbie and husband David Vaughan of Gardner, adored grandfather of Drew Fiske and CPL. Dwight Fiske, US Marines both of Brockton, Michael and Mitchell Whalen of Billerica, Jennifer, Justin, Nicole, and Christopher Vaughan all of Gardner, great grandfather of Braden and Harrison. Visitation will be held in the Burns Funeral Home 354 Boston Road, Billerica at a time to…

  • Andover

    Lisa C. DiLiegro 11/10/2014 Andover, MA / Lawrence, MA / Methuen, MA / Chester, NH / North Andover, MA

    Lisa C. DiLiegro, a resident of Lawrence and formerly of Andover, died unexpectedly at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence on Monday, November 10, 2014. She was 47 years old. Born in Boston on June 4, 1967, she was the beloved daughter of Thomas A. and Catherine J. (Boucher) DiLiegro. Lisa was a graduate of Andover High School, Class of 1985 and of Merrimack College. She was employed as an Information Service Assistant for Phillips Academy in Andover and was also a Certified Personal Trainer. Recently, Lisa had worked at Infinity Fitness in North Andover. She had a special love for her animals and especially her family. She will be…

  • Holden

    Paul J. Foley, 87

    HOLDEN — Paul J. Foley, 87, of Holden died on Monday, November 3, 2014, at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. Born and raised in Worcester, Paul was the son of Edmund F. and Katherine R. (Leahy) Foley and lived 59 years in Holden. read more View Full Notice → Paul J. Foley, 87

  • Methuen

    Viola C. (Parent) Andruchow 11/12/2014 Methuen, MA

    Viola C. (Parent) Andruchow 95 of Methuen passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Restorative Center of Lawrence. Viola was born on January 31, 1919 to the late Adelard and Ophelia (Remillard) Parent. She was a life long resident of Methuen. She was retired from Western Electric, Lucent Technologies. Viola was a member of St. Lucy’s Parish and a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. She was also a member of St. Theresa’s Rainbow Club and an active member of the Methuen Senior Center. Viola enjoyed crafts, traveling and spending time with her family. Viola was the beloved wife of the late James…

  • Worcester County

    Raymond P. Zukowski 11/7/2014 Worcester, MA / Barefoot Bay, FL

    Raymond P. Zukowski, 95, of Barefoot Bay, Florida, formerly of Worcester died Friday, November 7th in Vitas Hospice at West Palm Beach Hospital. His wife of 38 years, Dorothy (Wojciak) Zukowski died in 1986. He leaves a daughter, Darlene Wong-Kam and her husband, Leeland with whom he lived; three grandchildren, Peter Wong-Kam and his wife, Kelly of Worcester; Christopher Wong-Kam and his wife, Denise and their children, Sarah and Emily; and Greg Wong-Kam and his wife, Charity and their children, Liliana and Ashley all of Webster; nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a three brothers, a sister and two half-sisters. He was born in Shenandoah, PA the son of…

  • Waltham

    Evelyn Bourgeois

    Of Waltham, passed away peacefully Saturday morning November 8, 2014 with her loving daughter by her side at Epoch Senior Healthcare in Weston at the age of 91. Complete obituary to follow. The Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels in WALTHAM will be assisting the family with arrangements. View Full Notice → Evelyn Bourgeois

  • Raynham

    Raymond L. ” Sarge ” Miller 11/6/2014 Stoughton, MA / Raynham, MA

    Staff Sergeant Raymond Lee “ Sarge “ Miller of Stoughton, a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict passed away on November 6, 2014 in Brockton. He was 87 years old and the beloved husband of Maria J.” Mary ” (Gonsalves) DeCaires Miller. Born March 25, 1927 in Lexington, South Carolina he was the son of the late Robert L. and Birdie (Barr) Miller. He was employed by the Town Of Walpole in their Parks Department for over twenty years. Mr. Miller is survived by his sons Frank DeCaires of Stoughton and David L. Miller of South Carolina. He is also survived by his 2 grandchildren, Nicole L. (…

  • Watertown

    Ruth Chobanian 11/1/2014 Watertown, MA

    Chobanian,Ruth A. of Belmont, November 1, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Coorken Edward Chobanian. Devoted mother of Arthur Chobanian and his wife Bonni Lee, John Chobanian and his wife Stephanie Pawlowski and the late Susan Chobanian. Loving grandmother of Julia, Emma, Caroline, Luke, Monique and Cook. Sister of the late Sarkis Vartanian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service at Saint Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Avenue on Tuesday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown on Monday from 5 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers,…

  • Roxbury

    Maureen J. Gillespie 11/10/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    GILLESPIE, Maureen J. Of West Roxbury, suddenly November 10, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Lester “Bud” and Catherine (McCarthy) Gillespie. Devoted sister of Kathleen Gillespie of West Roxbury. Loving friend of Patrice, Gary, Laura, and Colin Sullivan all of West Roxbury, and the Miguel Pires family of Dorchester. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Retired longtime Kindergarten Teacher for Boston Public Schools. Funeral from the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Friday, November 14 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anne Church, Readville at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Thursday, November…

  • Plymouth

    Edith T. (Hughes) Reardon 11/7/2014 Plymouth, MA

    Edith T. Hughes Reardon, age 99, of Plymouth formerly of Montclair, NJ; passed away on November 7th with family be her side. Wife of the late James J. Reardon, former Montclair Police Chief, loving mother of Nancy Pincelli of Plymouth, cherished grandmother of Timothy Pincelli, Sara Denoncourt and Thaddeus Reardon and treasured by her 7 great grandchildren. She also leaves her sisters Madeline Baker of Boca Raton, FL; Doris McDouall of West Orange, NJ; her daughter-in-law Judi Plimpton and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Dr. Michael Pincelli, her son Dennis Reardon and her sister Mildred Hughes Frank. Born March 28, 1915 to Sarah (Wood) Hughes…

  • Revere

    Matthew Dillon

    Matthew J. “Matty” Dillon of Winthrop formerly of Orient Heights East Boston passed away November 10 surrounded by his family. Husband of the late Patricia ( Febbi ) Dillon. Loving father of Lisa Dillon of Sandwich and Matthew Dillon and his wife Gena of Eastham and the late Brian Dillon. Dear brother of Eleanor “Ellie “Cohen and her companion Robert Marciano. Cherished friend of Debra Coyne of NC. Family and friends will honor Matthew’s life by gathering for calling hours Thursday November 13, from 4 to 8 pm in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 262 Beach Street REVERE and again on Friday morning for services in our chapel of the resurrection…

  • Lawrence

    Louise Martha Norris Breen 11/9/2014

    Louise Martha Norris Breen, 92, of North Andover, Massachusetts, died on Sunday November 9th, surrounded by her loving family. Louise was born on February 22, 1922 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the second child of Dr. Rolf Clarke Norris and Margaret Cardigan Norris. She attended Colby Junior College for Women where she served as Vice-President of her class. Louise graduated from Wellesley College in 1943 with a degree in Sociology. Like many women of her day, Louise went to work supporting the war effort: she worked at the radiation laboratory at M.I.T. during World War II. Louise married Daniel Brackett Breen on October 3, 1945. Once Daniel finished up his service in…

  • Fall River

    Jose Jermias Almeida 11/10/2014 Fall River, MA

    Jose Jermias Almeida, age 90, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Highlander Transitional Care Center on Monday, November 10, 2014. Born in Água de Pau, São Miguel Açores, he was the loving husband of the late Julieta (Arruda) Almeida. Jose was the loving father of Jacinto Almeida (wife Teresa) of Canada, Margarida Almeida (husband Joao) of Açores, Jorge Almeida (wife Fatima), Veronica Coutu (husband Keith) and Rui Almeida (wife Jacquelyn) all of Fall River; brother of Almerinda Borges of Canada. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His funeral will take place from the MANUEL ROGERS & SONS FUNERAL HOME 1521 N. Main St. Fall…

  • Charlestown

    JOANNE G. (SAITTA) JANIKIAN 11/11/2014 Charlestown, MA / Revere, MA / Saugus, MA

    Joanne G. (Saitta) Janikian, a resident of Saugus and former 12 year resident of Revere and longtime resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 72 years old. Joanne was born in Boston on March 12, 1942, a daughter of the late Charles Saitta and Concetta (Penta) Saitta. She grew up in the North End of Boston where she was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Julie Billiart High School in the North End in 1959. Joanne worked as a Accounts Payroll Manager for over 15…

  • Medford

    Benedetta C. Fama 11/10/2014 Wilmington, MA / Somerville, MA / Medford, MA

    Benedetta C. Fama, of Wilmington formerly of Somerville passed away November 10th at the Winchester Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 93 years of age. Benedetta was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Fama. Born in Boston she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Isabel (Morano) DiModica. Benedetta was a longtime resident of Somerville before moving to Wilmington over three years ago. Mostly devoted to her family she loved cooking and especially enjoyed the holidays when she could entertain and cook for her whole family. She also enjoyed attending bingo on regular basis where she would see many friends and have a good time with…

  • Auburn

    Francis X. Norsigian 11/10/2014 Auburn, MA / Worcester, MA

    Auburn – Francis X. Norsigian, 76, of Auburn, died peacefully in his home on Monday, November 10th while surrounded by his family after a very short illness. Frank was married for 33 years to Veronica (Mieleski) Norsigian who died in 1993. He is survived by his two daughters, Dorothy Berard of Sutton and Veronica “Bonnie” Keith of Auburn; two grandchildren, Paul and Monica Keith both of Auburn; two brothers, Charles Norsigian of Millbury and Robert Norsigian of Worcester; two sisters, Rita Bovenzi of Worcester and Alice Gadbois of Murfreesboro, TN; his longtime companion, Dianne Fournier of Auburn and her children and grandchildren. Mr. Norsigian also leaves behind many nephews and…

  • Hudson

    Carl W. Hoffmann 11/11/2014 Hudson, MA / Leominster, MA / Oxford, MA

    Hudson, MA Carl W. Hoffmann, age 94, a longtime resident of Hudson, died peacefully with family at his home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He was born in Haindorf, Bohemia (present day Czech Repulic) in 1920, spent his childhood in Loxton, Australia, and lived in several European countries during his early life. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 where he spent the remainder of his life. His beloved wife Gisela passed in April 1996. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Christine Stanmyer of Oxford, Rosemarie Yorston of Hudson, and Irmgard Forsyth of Leominster, and 2 nephews, Christopher Hoffmann of CT, and Peter Hoffmann of Canada. Carl had…

  • Boston

    Richard T. Vaughan 11/8/2014 south Boston, MA

    VAUGHAN, RICHARD T. of Braintree at age 63 on Nov 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at home. Beloved son of the late Clara (Hughson) & Maurice Vaughan. He was born in Cambridge & grew up in Dorchester & Quincy. He attended Quincy public schools. He worked at the Beachcomber for many years & later became a car salesman. He is survived by his children Joseph Vaughan of Quincy, Richard & Michael Vaughan of Braintree, Alicia Cartier & her husband Patrick of Plymouth & his granddaughter Hailey. He is pre-deceased by his brother M. William Vaughan & survived by his brother David Vaughan of Halifax & sisters Patricia Lionberger &…

  • Arlington

    Pasqualina T. Mercurio

    MERCURIO, Pasqualina T. (Costa), 90, of Arlington, November 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Salvator P. Mercurio. Mother of Anne Fogarty of Sudbury and the late Phyllis Mercurio. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, Reilly, Margaret, Sean and Kathleen. Visiting hours are omitted. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., ARLINGTON on Friday at 9am. Funeral Mass at St. Agnes Church, 24 Medford St., Arlington at 10am. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com View Full Notice → Pasqualina T. Mercurio