• Holden

    Irene T. (Torpey) Amsden, 86

    RUTLAND – Irene T. (Torpey) Amsden, 86, of Rutland passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2014 under the loving care of her family and the staff at UMass Memorial Healthcare – University Campus. Born and raised in Worcester, Irene was the daughter of Robert B. and Josephine I. (Brady) Torpey and lived 65 years in Rutland. read more View Full Notice → Irene T. (Torpey) Amsden, 86

  • Foxboro

    Barry Nelson Behn

    Barry Nelson Behn of Venice, Fla. and Mashpee passed away on Nov. 12, 2014. Barry was born on Sept. 12, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, to Dorthea (Nelson) and Robert R. Behn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son, Adam. View Full Notice → Barry Nelson Behn

  • Orleans

    Naturalist, author, conservationist John Hay, dies at 95

     Cape Cod’s greatest nature writer, grandson of Lincoln’s secretary John Hay in 1954, dismantling the tent that had servedas the first Cape Cod Museum of Natural History which he founded and headed for 25 years. Photo: Grace McCandless. read more View Full Notice → Naturalist, author, conservationist John Hay, dies at 95

  • Athol

    Joyce Lafountain – April 23, 2014

    ATHOL – Joyce (Taylor)(Simula) Lafountain, 79, of Pequoig Avenue, died on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester.  View Full Notice → Joyce Lafountain – April 23, 2014

  • Methuen

    Maureen (Morrissey) Donovan 11/18/2014 Methuen, MA

    Mrs. Maureen (Morrissey) Donovan 79, beloved wife of William Donovan, died November 18, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lawrence, Ma – she was the daughter of the late Mary G. (Collins) & Thomas F. Morrissey. She was raised and educated in Lawrence. Leaving Lawrence in 1951, Maureen and her family then moved to Methuen where she was a resident for the remainder of her life. She had been employed by the Town of Methuen for 34 years as the Coordinator for the Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program. Where she also assisted the Elderly in any way she could. Always working behind the scenes to help…

  • Natick

    Dana F. McNeil 11/14/2014 Natick, MA

    Dana F McNeil at 79 years old of Cumberland R.I. and formerly of Natick, MA. died Friday November 14 at the Home Hospice Care of in Providence R.I. He was the beloved husband of Irene F. (Walker) McNeil. A resident of Cumberland for 36 years he was born in Natick the son of the late George and Sarah (Benedict) McNeil. Mr. McNeil was a former sports writer for the Middlesex News in Framingham and later Editor for the Providence Journal. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving as a Medic. Mr. McNeil was an avid golfer enjoyed reading and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox…

  • New Bedford

    Eleanor T. Burr 11/18/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Eleanor T. Burr, 61, of New Bedford died November 17, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the daughter of Gertrude T. Burr of Mattapoisett and the late Carleton Burr. Survivors include her mother; 3 siblings, Toby Burr and his wife Barbara D. Burr and Cornelia Burr-Tarrant and her husband Thomas A. Tarrant, III, all of Marion and Walter T. Burr of New York City; nieces and nephews, Tucker Burr, Alaska Burr, Thomas A. Tarrant, IV and Elizabeth B. Tarrant; and her extended family at LifeStream. Her Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County…

  • Barre,  Brookfield,  North Brookfield,  Spencer

    Theodore Pollack

    WHEELWRIGHT – Theodore “Ted” E. Pollock Jr., 81, passed away on Saturday (Nov. 8, 2014) surrounded by his loving family. Ted was the devoted husband for 51 years, to Marguerite “Peggy” (Kukas) Pollock. He was born in Providence, RI, son of the late Theodore E. Pollock Sr. and Stacia (Wozniak) Pollock; but was a resident here over 50 years. Ted was a U.S. Army veteran who honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a parishioner of St. Augustine Mission Church, Wheelwright. Ted was a member of the former American Legion South Barre Post #404. He retired from the Massachusetts Highway Dept., working in Rutland. Previously, Ted was…

  • Arlington,  Watertown

    Esther Gray

    Gray, Esther F. (Papaleo) of Nashua NH, formerly of Cambridge. November 18th. Beloved wife of the late Frank S. Gray. Loving mother of Joseph and his wife Vanessa of Nashua, NH, the late Anthony Gray and stepmother to Frank W. of Florida. Also survived by five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Sister of Rose Lauziere of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN on Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and to a funeral home service to commence at 12:00 PM. Burial to follow in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of…

  • Wellesley Hills,  West Newton

    Joseph Impallaria

    MPALLARIA, JOSEPH CARY, son of the late Bartolo (Bob) S. Impallaria, and Jeanette (DiLucci) Impallaria passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. A lifelong resident of Wellesley he is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Dianne (Torti) and their children, David A. of Holliston, MA, Joann and her fiancée Michael Miller of Warren, MA, Susan and her husband William Haycock of Medfield, MA; Two grandsons, Andrew Haycock of Boston, MA, and Benjamin Haycock of Medfield, MA; his sister, Carol Brickett of Wellesley, MA, Dear friend Phil Rolph of Wellesley, MA; His loyal brother-in-law Anthony Torti and his wife Dolores; sister-in-law, Linda Joyce; many nieces and a nephew. A Memorial Mass…

  • Weston

    Phyllis Kasiecki 11/17/2014 Medford, MA / Tewksbury, MA / Weston, MA

    Phyllis (Costa) Kasiecki of Woburn died Monday, November 17 in the Wingate at Reading Nursing Home. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Lucia (Russo) Costa. Phyllis lived for many years in Medford, and was employed as a cook and manager of the Medford High School cafeteria. She moved to Woburn in 2008. Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late Adam Kasiecki, and the devoted mother of Phyllis Huse and her husband John of Tewksbury, Karen Kasiecki and her companion James McGrath of Medford, Janice Kasiecki of Weston. She was the loving grandmother of Brian and Kimberly Huse, and sister…

  • Worcester County

    Elisabeth “Veta” Nikiforakis 11/18/2014 Worcester, MA

    Elisabeth “Veta” (Parafestas) Nikiforakis, 66, of Worcester died, Tuesday, November 18th surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael Nikiforakis; her son Poseidon Nikiforakis of Worcester; her daughter, Grace Theoharidis and her husband, Dennis of Dennis; a brother, Anastasios Parafestas and his wife, Georgia of Worcester; two sisters, Mina Panagiotou, and her husband, Panos and Margarita Panagopoulos both of Worcester; six grandchildren, Jerrica Hassan, Michael Nikiforakis, Elisabeth Harachaoui, Dennis, Michael and Andrew Theoharidis. A sister, Chrysavi Lykopoulos predeceased her. She was born in Thessaloniki, Greece the daughter of George and Paraskevi (Menegatou) Parafestas. Veta had owned and operated North Brookfield Pizza and Seafood,…

  • Tewksbury

    Margaret A. (Boyle) Carlino 11/17/2014 Tewksbury, MA

    Margaret A. Carlino Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother TEWKSBURY: Margaret A. (Boyle) Carlino, age 89, a longtime Tewksbury resident, passed away at the Lexington Health Care Center on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Fortune A. Carlino, who passed away on March 27, 2012. Born in Boston on February 3, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John Boyle and the late Anne (McDonough) Boyle. At the age of 5, Margaret moved to Galway, Ireland and attended local schools. In 1946, she moved back to Boston and became employed by the First National Grocery Store, where she met her late husband. In 1956,…

  • Shrewsbury

    Najla Chakour

    Najla M. Chakour, 94, died on November 17th at Life Care Center of Auburn, where she had been cared for lovingly for the past ten years. Najla was born on June 20th, 1920 in Worcester, MA to Mitchell G. Chakour Sr. and Adele Kefruni. She was preceded in death by her sisters Lamise Gibbons and Selma Chakour and her brothers Gabriel, Frederick, Rev. Charles, and Rev. Mitchell Chakour. She leaves a sister-in-law Frances Chakour of Auburn, MA, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a remembrance service on Friday, November 21st at 11 AM at the Britton-Wallace…

  • Jamaica Plain

    Mary F. (Conroy) Canning 11/17/2014 Norton, MA / Roslindale, MA / Jamaica Plain, MA

    Mary F. Canning, 80 Dateline: Norton, MA Mary F. (Conroy) Canning, age 80, of Norton passed surrounded by her loving family, in the comfort of her home, on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Ronald D. Canning, Sr. to whom she was wed on August 10, 1952. Born in Boston, MA on December 29, 1933, she was a loving daughter of the late James and Katherine (Donohue) Conroy. Mary grew up in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, was educated at Our Lady of Lourdes School, and was a 1952 graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. A dedicated homemaker to her adoring family, Mrs. Canning was…

  • Gloucester

    Bruce R. Ledoux 11/16/2014 Gloucester, MA

    GLOUCESTER: Bruce R. Ledoux, 70, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Gloucester following an extended illness. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Napoleon E. Ledoux and Julia R. (Ambrose) Flaherty. He had resided in Provincetown and Revere for many years before moving to Gloucester ten years ago. Bruce was employed as a general contractor and painter in Provincetown and Boston for many years. He was also an avid amateur artist and loved to read and listen to music. He is survived by his four sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Ralph Minichiello, Ann and Robert Sepcilka, Christina…

  • Groveland

    Edwina M. Paradice 11/17/2014 Weymouth, MA / Groveland, MA

    Edwina M. (Riley) Paradice, age 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Monday, November 17, 2014. Edwina was the wife of the late Walter R. Paradice and is survived by her son, Arthur P. Paradice and his wife Lori of Groveland, her grandchildren, Michelle Paradice of Weymouth, Melissa Paradice of Quincy, David Paradice of Hull, Brian Paradice of Manchester, NH and Jenna Paradice of Concord, NH, her brother, Edward Riley of Carver and her sister Ethel Lyons of CA. She also leaves her daughter in law, Lois Paradice of Concord, NH and is predeceased by her son Richard Paradice. Edwina was born…

  • Dedham

    Giovanni Pisano 11/17/2014 Dedham, MA

    PISANO, Giovanni Of Dedham formerly of Roslindale, November 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Emilia (Martignetti) Pisano. Devoted father of Bruno and Tony Pisano both of Dedham. Grandfather of Marina Pisano of Medford and Denae Pisano of Dedham. Brother of Aquilino Pisano of Dedham and Angelina Petrillo of Norwood. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM, Thursday, November 20 at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary Church, Dedham at 9am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm. Interment Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. View Full Notice → Giovanni Pisano 11/17/2014 Dedham, MA

  • Duxbury

    Charles Joseph Lane 11/16/2014 Duxbury, MA / Kingston, MA / Dedham, MA

    Charles Joseph Lane, of Duxbury, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, with the love of his life, Jeanne, his wife of 62 years by his side. The love of his large family and many friends surrounded him through his last days. Mr. Lane was born in Dedham on August 5, 1932. A graduate of Dedham High School, he also served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1952, as an airplane mechanic. Mr. Lane was employed by Sigma Instruments for many years and also worked for Hood Laboratories. Most recently, he worked for Technical Products of Georgia as an inventor of Medical Devices. Charlie married Jeanne Rudd on July…

  • Chelmsford

    George Fitzpatrick

    LOWELL – George J. Fitzpatrick, age 95, a resident of Lowell and resident of Chelmsford from 1925 until 1996 died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Hickory) Fitzpatrick, who died in 1995. He was born in Lowell on April 4, 1919, and was a son of the late Richard T. and Nora (Scanlan) Fitzpatrick. George served his country for five years in the United States Army during World War II. Two and a half of those years were spent in the South West Pacific with the Americal Division. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 43 years in…

  • Charlestown

    ISABEL F. McARDLE 11/13/2014 Charlestown, MA

    Isabel F. McArdle, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center in the North End of Boston following a lengthy illness. She was 95 years old. Isabel was born in Woburn on March 18, 1919, a daughter of the late John B. McArdle and Mary E. (Chapman) McArdle. She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system. Isabel was a homemaker most of her adult life. Isabel is the loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Isabel’s visiting hours on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 10:30…

  • Auburn

    Gloria E. Clark 11/17/2014 Auburn, MA

    AUBURN-Gloria E. Clark, 88, of Arlington Street, Auburn died Monday, November 17, 2014 at home with her loving nephew by her side. Gloria is survived by her brother Paul A. Clark and his wife Patricia of Hubbardston, and their children, Paul and Karen; two sisters, Denyse A. Curran of Worcester and Elaine M. Seymour and her husband Neil of Pawtucket, RI; her brother-in-law Jack Lynch of Auburn; many nephews and nieces, including her late sister Shirley’s children, to whom she was a second mother throughout their lives: Anne M. Clark and her husband Thomas of Auburn, Deborah J. Campbell and her husband Ralph of Oxford, Michael J. Lynch of Auburn,…

  • Springfield

    Yiota Adamopoulos

    Yiota (Cokkinias) Adamopoulos, 88, of Springfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014 surrounded by her family at Heritage Hall East Nursing Home. Yiota, daughter of the late Panos and Efterpe (Konstantopoulos) Adamopoulos, was born in Springfield on December 10, 1925. Raised in Springfield, she graduated from the High School of Commerce. Yiota was employed as a clerk for 30 years at Western Mass Electric Company and retired in 1982. She resided in Haverhill for 25 years and was a longtime member and served as president of the Philoptochos Society in Haverhill. She resided in Springfield most of her life and was a member of St George Greek Orthodox…

  • Boston

    Richard W. Hansen 11/15/2014 South Boston, MA

    HANSEN, RICHARD W. “Richie” of So. Boston, Nov 15, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Ellen Mamaty. Devoted father of Carl Mamaty & his wife Nora of Medford, Barbie Hansen of Everett, Lauren Hansen of Braintree & the late Albert Mamaty. Brother of the late James Hansen, Peggy O’Leary, Linda Moscarito. Also lovingly survived by granddaughter Victoria Hansen & Erica & Ellen Mamaty & numerous nieces & nephews & dear friend Judy Ashman. Visiting hours at The Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester St, So. Boston Thursday 4-8 P.M. Interment services private. Richie worked for many years with the Boston Housing Authority. View Full Notice → Richard W. Hansen 11/15/2014 South…

  • New Bedford

    Wilhelmina (Silva) Sylvia 11/16/2014 New Bedford, MA

    New Bedford – Wilhelmina (Silva) Sylvia, age 106 of New Bedford, passed away, peacefully, on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Royal Taber Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Anthony Correia Sylvia and the daughter of Margarida (dos Anjos) and Francisco Silva. Mrs. Sylvia was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a well rounded person working at Cornell Dubilier as an Assembler, a home nurse for the Red Cross and also did some work at St. Luke’s Hospital. Wilhelmina also was a graduate of Wilford Hairdressing Academy. She is survived by 4 children: Wilma Cinotti and her late husband, Robert, of Middletown, RI, Stephen Sylvia of…

  • Wellesley Hills,  West Newton

    Brian Collins

    COLLINS, BRIAN W. — WEST NEWTON December 13, 1961- November 16, 2014 Collins – Brian W. of Montclair, NJ, formerly of West Newton, MA, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family and friends on Sunday Nov 16th 2014. Brian was raised in West Newton, attending Newton North High School and Babson College. Later moving to Montclair, NJ working as Vice President of property management at Equity Residential in New York City. Brian leaves behind his best friend and wife Kristin Collins. Devoted father of Annie and Jennifer Collins, of Sturbridge. Devoted son of Edmund and Jean Collins of Newton. Beloved brother of Kevin and Robert…

  • Worcester County

    Roland R. Mink Sr. 11/5/2014 Worcester, MA

    Worcester – Roland R. Mink Sr., 72, of Worcester, passed away on Wednesday, November 5th in the Worcester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Roland is survived by two sons, Roland R. Mink Jr. of Barre and Jason LeBlanc of Shrewsbury; four daughters, Ann Mink of Worcester, Patty Mink-Prizio of Worcester, Donna Gonzalez of South Barre and Marlena Mink of Texas; a sister, Jeannette Boisvert of Spencer; 19 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Mr. Mink was born in Saco, Maine son of the late Everett and Theresa (Lefebvre) Mink and is also predeceased by his wife, Maryjane Mink; a son, Michael Mink and a abrother, Everett Mink. Roland…

  • West Roxbury

    Vincent D. Kane 11/16/2014 WEST ROXBURY, MA

    KANE, Vincent D. of Roslindale Nov. 16, 2014. Late Deputy Chief, City of Boston B.F.D., Division 2 (Ret). Beloved husband of Marie T. (Buckley) originally of Charlestown. Loving father of Jack (YFD) and his wife Sandy of South Yarmouth, Michael and his wife Cristine of Tampa, FL., Maria Nazzaro and her husband Gene of Stoughton and Paul Kane (IBEW Local 103) and his wife Ellen of E. Walpole. Brother of Althea Hill of Somerville and the late John E. Kane, Richard Kane and Collette Cassidy . Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Funeral Mass Friday,…

  • Wellesley

    Norma M. Vehr 11/16/2014 Wellesley, MA

    VEHR, Norma M. (Bontempo) Of Wellesley, November 16, 2014. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Elmer A. Vehr. Devoted mother of Thomas A. Vehr and his wife Francine of Wellesley, Glenn E. Vehr of Westfield, MA, Janet V. Hogan of Wellesley, and the late Linda J. Vehr. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Gloria Lindhorst. Late member of the Nehoiden Golf Club. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., WELLESLEY, Saturday, November 22 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours…

  • Stoughton

    Raymond Lanciani 11/17/2014 Stoughton, MA

    Raymond Lanciani age 85, of Stoughton passed away peacefully on November 17th at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Everett, Raymond attended Everett Public Schools. After graduating from high school Ray enlisted in the US Navy and along with four of his older brothers proudly served during WWII. Mr. Lanciani and his wife moved from East Boston to Stoughton in 1963 where they raised their three children. Ray worked for the Stoughton Public Works Department for many years before retiring in 1990. After retirement Raymond enjoyed doing yard work, word search puzzles, vacationing in Disney and spending time with his family…