• New Bedford

    Augusto “Gus” M. Cordeiro 11/13/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Boston – Augusto “Gus” M. Cordeiro, age 72 of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the loving husband of 44 years to Teresa M. (Bravo) Cordeiro and the son of Mariana S. (Silveira) and Manuel A. Cordeiro. Gus was born in Ponta Delgada, Azores, moved to this country in 1952 and worked as a Materials Handler for AFC Fittings until his retirement. He was a very artistic man and a gifted fado singer and vocalist. But most of all, Mr. Cordeiro enjoyed being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, of New Bedford; 2 children: Mariana A. Cordeiro…

  • Salem

    Jeanne Blackburn, 80

    CUTLER BAY, FL: Jeanne Florence (Crosby) Blackburn, 80, died Friday November 7, at her home in Cutler Bay, Fla. after an extended illness. She is survived by her loving husband William (Bill) Blackbur View Full Notice → Jeanne Blackburn, 80

  • Vineyard Haven

    Victor Oliver III

    Victor Oliver III died surrounded by his family and friends on October 27, 2014. He was  57. Born on May 5, 1957, in Oak Bluffs, Victor was proud of his Portuguese heritage and was quick to say he was a Pachico as well. Victor started shucking scallops after school at his grandfather’s fish market, John’s. He found his love of the ocean from his parents, Bunny and Butch. If there was a spot to clam, quahog, crab, or scallop he was on it. Victor became a commercial fisherman for several years and in the off season he would scallop. He also loved to hunt. After high school Victor worked for…

  • Newburyport

    Samuel Custer Barchus

    AMESBURY: Samuel Custer Barchus, 72, of Amesbury, formerly of Melrose, Tewksbury, Billerica and Methuen, passed away peacefully at his home in Amesbury, Wednesday evening, November 12, 2014 with his l View Full Notice → Samuel Custer Barchus

  • Athol

    Grace Down – April 11,2014

    ORANGE – Grace M. Down, March 24,1933 to April 11, 2014. Lived her life in Queens, N.Y., working in Manhattan, N.Y., for over 40 years as a mail clerk for a private business.  View Full Notice → Grace Down – April 11,2014

  • Natick

    Fransisca B Smith 11/12/2014 Natick, MA / Hopkinton, MA

    NATICK: Fransisca Beatrix Smith, aged eighty six of Framingham and formerly a long time resident of Natick, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Carlyle House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Framingham. Fransisca was born and raised in Indonesia, where she also received her education. She was the daughter of the late Cornelis Croes and Kang (Nah Nio) Croes. Fransisca was especially skilled in sewing which she turned to for employment in her early years. She and the late Joseph B. Smith together with their children immigrated to America and settled in Natick. Fransisca was often found cooking Indonesian food, for which she developed quite a skill…

  • Acton

    Donna L. Gregory

    Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details and an obituary will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you. View Full Notice → Donna L. Gregory

  • Weston

    Rev. Robert R. Dorin, SJ 11/13/2014 Weston, MA

    Dorin, Rev. Robert R., SJ of Weston, November 13, 2014. Beloved son of the late Peter J. & Anna (Knap) Dorin. Brother of the late George and William Dorin, Helen Dean and Ann Dorin McNulty. Father is also survived by a nephew, Henry Dean and his wife Elaine of Prospect, CT. Reposing at Campion Center, 319 Concord Rd., WESTON. Visiting Hours Tuesday, November 18 from 3-5 pm with a prayer service at 4:30 pm. Concelebrated Funeral Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Campion Center on Wednesday, November 19 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in the Jesuit Cemetery, Campion Center. Late US Army…

  • Roxbury

    Martin Naughton 11/14/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    NAUGHTON, Martin of West Roxbury, formerly of Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. Nov. 14, 2014. Beloved husband of Barbara (Curran). Loving father of Maureen Barden and her husband Phil of West Roxbury, Barbara Needham and her husband Mark of West Roxbury, Terri Shaker and her husband William of Norwood and the late Christopher. Devoted Dadeo of Philip, Emily, Kevin and Mary. Brother of Kathleen Walsh of Franklin and Margaret Conley of Jamaica Plain and the late Mary Lydon, Judy Mulkern, Peter Naughton, Bridget Connelly, Michael Naughton and Eileen Gallagher. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Tuesday, Nov.…

  • Framingham

    Peter Graham Babkie 10/10/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

    FRAMINGHAM: Peter Graham Babkie, 63, died on October 10, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in New York City, New York on November 22, 1950 the son of the late Joseph Babkie and Joyce (Williams) Babkie. Peter is survived by his daughter Lisa B. Kurker of Duxbury. He was the grandfather of Taylor Kurker, Kayli Kurker, Brooke Kurker and Zakby Kurker all of Duxbury. He was the brother of Robert Babkie and his wife Amy Babkie of Port St. Lucie, FL and the late Michael Babkie. Also the brother-in-law of Andrea Babkie of Lantana, FL. He was the former husband of Janet Fay of Millis and…

  • Dracut

    Ann Johnson

    DRACUT- Ann “Shirley” (Paquette) Johnson, 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her dear friends whom she came to know as her family. Shirley was born in Lowell on September 29, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Albert M. and Dorothy Paquette. Shirley was a graduate of Lowell High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Public Finance and later volunteered her time at the Lowell General Hospital Gift Shop where she worked for 18 years. In her free time, she enjoyed horse racing and trips to the track. Shirley was an avid sports fan but above all her most…

  • Chelmsford

    Carol Stys

    HUDSON, NH – Carol E. (Eales) Stys, age 72, a resident of Hudson, NH and former longtime resident of Tewksbury died peacefully Friday, November 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Anthony A. Stys, to whom she was married for 50 years. She was born in Fall River on April 29, 1942, and was a daughter of the late Charles Lester and Priscilla (Coggeshall) Eales. She received her early education in Fall River Schools and was a graduate of Durfee High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and her master’s degree from Fitchburg State University. Prior to her retirement, Carol…

  • Auburn

    Jeannine Paradis

    AUBURN-Jeannine M. Paradis, 83, of Auburn died Monday November 10th in St. Vincent’s Hospital after a period of declining health. She is survived by her brother Noel Paradis, of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews. Jeannine also leaves 2 great nephews who were a special part of her life; Joseph & Samuel Paradis. She is predeceased by her 7 siblings; Omer, Herve Robert and Raymond Paradis, and Marguerite deBlois, Bertha Thibeault, and Georgette Clapp. Jeannine was the daughter of the late Pierre and Marie (Ferland) Paradis. She was born in Worcester, educated in Worcester schools and graduated from St. Stephen’s High School. Before moving to Auburn 8 years ago, Jeannine…

  • Springfield

    Florence Parsons

    Longmeadow Florence Gertrude Parsons 1918-2014 Florence Gertrude (Morange) Parsons, 96, a resident of Longmeadow since 1999 and formerly of Springfield crossed over to the sunny side of the street on November 10th, 2014. She was born in Templeton, MA to the late Alfred and Grace (Hatfield) Morange. Florence graduated from the former St. Michael’s High School in Northampton in 1936 and the former Franklin County Public Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She was employed as a registered nurse for many years at the former Farren Memorial Hospital and the Franklin County Public Hospital. In 1984 she retired from the West Springfield Nursing Home. She was a member of the…

  • Boston

    Felix “Felo” Cruz 11/11/2014 Boston, MA

    Felix “Felo” Cruz, age 59, of Roxbury, formerly of Carolina, Puerto Rico on November 11, 2014. Visiting hours will be held at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Sunday November 16 from 6-8 PM. Relatives and friends are invited. View Full Notice → Felix “Felo” Cruz 11/11/2014 Boston, MA

  • Gardner

    Karen Drisdelle

    Karen L. (Magee) Drisdelle, 41, of 413 Rear Pleasant Street, Gardner, died November 11, 2014 in her residence, after a long illness. Born in Lowell on February 20, 1973, she was the daughter of Michael and Joeann (Long) Magee of Gardner. She graduated with honors from Lowell High School of Lowell with the Class of 1991. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Technology with honors from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Karen was a Medical Technologist employed by Lahey Health of Burlington, retiring recently. She was previously employed by Harvard Vanguard of Needham and Heywood Hospital of Gardner. Karen enjoyed reading, shopping, partying with her sister Becky,…

  • Bellingham

    Elizabeth O’Neil 11/11/2014 Natick, MA / Milford, MA / Bellingham, MA

    BELLINGHAM: Elizabeth “Beth” O’Neil, age 62, died on Tuesday evening, November 11, 2014, at her Bellingham home following a courageous 7 year battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Needham on October 10, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Margaret P. (Johnson) O’Neil. Beth grew up in Natick, graduating from Natick High School in 1970. She recently retired from her career as a Master Electrician employed at Wellesley College. She was a woman of many talents, from weaving beautiful baskets to knitting all sorts of things for family and friends. Beth will be sorely missed by her family – brother Stephen (Brenda) O’Neil of Blackstone, sisters…

  • Framingham

    John Charles Fiore

    WORCESTER John Charles Fiore, 94, of Worcester, died peacefully at his home on Friday November 14, 2014. He was residing for the last couple of years at Genesis Healthcare in Milford. John graduated from Framingham High School, Class of 1938 and the College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1943. Prior to attending Holy Cross, he attended Kents Hill, a prep school in Kents Hill, Maine. John served in W.W. II and was a proud Lieutenant JG in the US Navy from 1942-1945. As the youngest and first Democrat to ever be elected as a State Representative, John was a dedicated and selfless representative for the 8th Middlesex District from…

  • Boston

    Concetta “Tina” Puppa 11/12/2014 Medford, MA / East Boston, MA / Somerville, MA

    Concetta “Tina” Puppa passed away peacefully at the Aberjona Nursing Center of Winchester. She was 90. The daughter of the late Vito and Clara (Galante) Matarese, Tina was a devoted wife who was an integral part of her loving extended family. Dedicated to her family and friends, Tina opened her home to all her nieces and nephews where they were watched and cared for in their younger years. The beloved wife of the late Samuel Puppa, she was a loving sister to Clara Clemeno and her husband James of Medford, Ann Porcaro of Medford and her late husband George, the late Marie “Chickie” Sammarco, Vincent and Joseph Matarese. She is…

  • New Bedford

    Guy Oliveira 11/14/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Guy Oliveira, 87, of New Bedford passed away on Friday November 14, 2014. He was the husband of Virginia A. (Lima) Oliveira; they had been married for 60 years. His Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 8 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 9 AM. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford, 166 Jenney St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook,…

  • Wellesley Hills,  West Newton

    Barbara Wansiewicz

    Wansiewicz, Barbara G. (Greene), of Auburndale, November 14, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George J. Wansiewicz, Sr.. Devoted mother of George “Chip” Wansiewicz, Jr. and his wife Darlene of Auburndale, Gary J. Wansiewicz of Auburndale and the late Judith Wansiewicz. Dear daughter of the late John and Rose (Quilty) Greene. Loving grandmother of Gregory, Christopher, Peter, Jessica and Matthew. Also survived by many special family members and friends. Funeral from the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., (Rte. 16), West Newton, Monday, November 17 at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Bernard’s Church, West Newton at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours Sunday evening from 3:00…

  • Webster

    William M. ‘Willie’ Costen 11/13/2014 Webster, MA

    Worcester/Webster William M. ‘Willie’ Costen, 59, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at University of Mass. Hospital, University Campus in Worcester. He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Karen F. (Arduini) Lavallee, son, Jason A. Lavallee, a daughter, Stephanie L. Costen all of Worcester, His father, Michael Costen Jr. and his wife Ruth of Dudley,4 grandchildren, Jaedon, Niana, Derick and Mckenzie, 2 brothers; Steven J. Costen of Dudley and Derek R. Costen of Webster, 2 sisters; Rose M. wife of Roger Jones, Jr. of Mississippi, and Sharon C. wife of Eugene Chauvin of Dudley, several nieces and nephews including his ‘sports buddy’ Megan. Willie was born in Putnam, Ct.…

  • Waltham

    John Chiasson

    John Chiasson, 35, of Waltham Massachusetts, passed away on November 12th, 2014 in his home. He was the loving son of Denise and Frank Chiasson. John was born April 3rd, 1979 at Waltham Hospital. He was the third oldest of a wild group of five. The oldest of the boys, John was a leader in various contexts. As a child, he was a boy scout and an awesome pitcher on the baseball team. We always loved watching him in “the zone”. His reward for a good game was always Piggy’s Pizza from the Shack. John became an uncle at the young age of ten and thus developed a love of…

  • Taunton

    Kyle J. Aranjo 11/12/2014 Taunton, MA / Taunton, MA

    Kyle J. Aranjo, 44, of Taunton died unexpectedly November 12, 2014. Born and raised in Taunton, he was a 1988 graduate of Taunton High School, and had previously worked as a painter with the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades. Son of Cindy Aranjo Benson of Arlington TX, and the late Joseph “Toddy” Aranjo who died in 2013. He is also survived by four brothers, a sister and other family members. Visiting Hours Monday November 17 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Taunton Funeral Home, 8 Crapo St (off Tremont/Rte. 140), Taunton. Funeral and burial arrangements are private. Online Condolences may be made at www.tauntonfuneral.com View Full Notice → Kyle J.…

  • Whitman

    Thomas Richard Kieran 11/13/2014 Whitman, MA

    Thomas Richard Kieran, 63, originally from Whitman, MA passed away peacefully on November 13, 2014 at South Shore Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was the beloved father of Melissa and Jennifer Kieran of Middleboro, MA. Tom was born and raised in Whitman, MA son of the late Francis and Marion Kieran and the brother to both his late sister Margaret (Peggy) Viola and survived by his eldest sister Carol Stetson and her husband Jack of Florida. Tom was a dedicated employee who worked for over 35 years for Shaw’s Supermarket as a Telecommunications manager. He leaves behind his two…

  • Southbridge

    Robert E. Rankel of Southbridge, MA, October 23, 1927 – November 13, 2014

    ​SOUTHBRIDGE: Robert E. Rankel, 87, of Worcester St. died Thursday, Nov. 13 at Southbridge Rehab and Nursing.   He leaves his wife of 60 years Eleanor (Crete) Rankel, a son Robert Rankel of Southbridge, a daughter Barbara Cordell and her husband Bob of Southbridge; a brother George of Ind; 6 grandchildren Sarah and her husband Zachary LaVergne, Robert Andrew Cordell, Robert Joseph Rankel, Amanda Lemire, Casandra Proulx, Sean Desmond, 10 great grandchildren and nephews and nieces.  He was predeceased by a son Dennis J. Rankel who died March 14, 2009 and by his brother Vincent Rankel, and sisters Rosemary Armstrong, Helen Williams, Frances Knepp, Katherine Ashman, Margaret Feirrell, and Agnes…

  • Wayland

    Adam E. Krauss 11/12/2014 Wayland, MA

    WAYLAND: Adam E. Krauss, 76, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident earlier in the day. He was born in Boston on October 16, 1938 the son of the late Adam H. Krauss and Dorothy E. (Call) Krauss. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Cyrilla M. (Harrison) Krauss of Wayland. Devoted father of Stephen E. Krauss and his wife Wendy C. Krauss of Holliston and their children Meghan and Andrew Krauss; Mark J. Krauss and his wife Kelly A. Krauss of Millis and their children Jennifer, Julia, Jessica, Matthew and Timothy Krauss; Laura M. Barger and her husband…

  • Malden

    Loretta R. (Lucia) Patrie 11/13/2014 Malden, MA

    Loretta (Lucia) Patrie passed away on November 13, 2014. She was 74 years old. Loretta was a graduate of Medford High School Class of 1959. She was a logtime resident of Malden and worked as a Para Professional for the Malden Public School System for many years. Loretta was the daughter of the late Anthony and Aurora (Colasanti) Lucia. She was the beloved mother of Robert Patrie Jr. and his wife Sherri of Wilmington, Laurie D’Entremont of Melrose, Steve Patrie and his wife Theresa of Lynn, and the late John Patrie. Loretta was the dear sister of Patrick Lucia and his wife Susan of Braintree, and Tony Lucia and his…

  • Hanson

    Peter B. “Pistol Pete” Bousquet 11/12/2014 Bedford, MA / Hanson, MA

    Peter B. “Pistol Pete” Bousquet 56, of Bedford, MA, devoted family member, died unexpectedly Wednesday November 12 at home. Born September 28, 1958 in Brockton, he was the son of June (Ibbitson) Allen and the late James T. Bousquet. Peter was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High, Class of 1976 and enlisted in the US Air Force where he served for over ten years, and had been a maintenance worker at Hanscom Air Force Base for over twenty-five years. Peter was a dedicated sports enthusiast who ran “fantasy football”, was a coach and player on his softball team, was an avid bowler on various state leagues and served as a scorekeeper…

  • Franklin

    Esther Frances Locke 11/12/2014 Franklin, MA

    Esther Frances (Sheffer) Locke, 100, of Franklin died peacefully at the home where she was born and lived almost her entire life with her daughter beside her. She was the wife of the late Frank R. Locke. Born in Franklin, October 5, 1914, the third child of Frank and Nellie Blinda (Mason) Sheffer, Mrs. Locke had lived most of her life in Franklin. She was married to Frank R. Locke for 68 years until his passing 2001. She is survived by her daughter Marjorie Osgood of Franklin. She was the mother of the late Frank R. Locke Jr. who died in 2009. She was the sister of the late Frank…

  • Cambridge

    Michael D. Ralph

    RALPH, Michael D., formerly North Cambridge and Medford. Resided in Naples, FL, and East Falmouth. Peacefully on November 13, 2014. Beloved husband of 41 years to Sally J. Ralph (Quinn). Proud father of David Ralph. Devoted son of the late Francis Ralph and Mary Ceil (Fallon). Dear brother of Rev. Francis Ralph OP of Kentucky. Michael proudly served as Director of Public Affairs for the MWRA. Former Legislative Aide to the former late Speaker of the House, Thomas “Tip” O’Neil. Late Army Vietnam Veteran. Visiting Hours from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Wednesday from 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday in Saint…

  • Lowell

    Phyllis Emerson

    Lifelong Lowell Resident Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother Phyllis A. (Gray) Emerson, of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014, with her loving family by her side, aged 88 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Irving F. Emerson, Sr., who died in 1996. Born in Lowell, January 20, 1926, a daughter of the late George and Eva-belle (Hunt) Gray. She attended Lowell schools and lived in Lowell for her entire life. Phyllis loved to knit for her family and friends, make jigsaw puzzles and play bingo. The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Manor for their compassionate care during Phyllis’ final days.…