• Salem

    Genevieve (Wilayto) Leszczynski, 94

    BEVERLY: Genevieve, known as Jayne, (Wilayto) Leszczynski, age 94, of Beverly, wife of the late Walter Leszczynski, formerly of Salem, died unexpectedly Monday, November 17, 2014. Born in Boston, Sept View Full Notice → Genevieve (Wilayto) Leszczynski, 94

  • Vineyard Haven

    Accomplished film, stage director Mike Nichols, dead at 83

    Mike Nichols, the celebrated director whose career spanned from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond, died in New York Wednesday evening. He was 83. Mr. Nichols, with his wife, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, spent much of their time on Martha’s Vineyard. The couple was married on the Island in 1988, and purchased an oceanside estate near the entrance to Lake Tashmoo in 1995. Mr. Nichols was known for his generous participation in Island charitable causes, including the Possible Dreams Auction. He was also involved in the local arts community, including the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Last summer, Mr. Nichols hosted a special screening of The…

  • Holden

    Holden-Jean E. (Griffin) Mills, 88

    Holden-Jean E. (Griffin) Mills, 88, died Nov.10, 2014. She leaves her beloved husband of 64 years( 65 on Nov.26th) Norman G. Mills, three sons, Gordon and his wife Bonnie Mills, Bradford Mills. and Stephen and his wife Leanne Mills, two sisters Muriel and her husband Ray Moore, Martha Griffin and a grandson Michael Mills and a number of nieces and nephews. read more View Full Notice → Holden-Jean E. (Griffin) Mills, 88

  • North Andover

    Margaret E. Fiola, 84

    METHUEN: Margaret "Peggy" (Welch) Fiola, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, with her loving husband by her side. View Full Notice → Margaret E. Fiola, 84

  • Newburyport

    Raymond F. LaCourse

    SALISBURY, MA: Raymond F. LaCourse, age 87, longtime Salisbury resident, passed peacefully Tuesday morning, November 18, 2014, at Maplewood Manor Nursing Home, Amesbury, surrounded by his loving famil View Full Notice → Raymond F. LaCourse

  • New Bedford

    Kathleen A. “K.T.” Nicholas 11/20/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Kathleen A. “K.T.” (Gryss) Nicholas, 54, of New Bedford died November 20, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Jeffrey S. Nicholas. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Frederick J. and Marie-Anne E. (Dupuis) Gryss, she lived in New Bedford all of her life. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Kathleen was a compassionate person who enjoyed helping others. She will be deeply missed. Survivors include her husband; her parents; 4 children, Katie Tracey of Assonet, Ryan Tracey, Erin Fernandes and her husband Yuri and Erik Tracey, all of New Bedford; a brother, Michael Gryss of New Bedford; 2 sisters, Debra Marcondes…

  • Hudson

    Donald “Ray” Picard 11/20/2014 Hudson, MA / Attleboro, MA / Seneca, SC / San Antonio, TX / Suffield, CT

    Hudson, MA Donald R. “Ray” Picard, 86, of Hudson, died on Thursday, Nov. 20th at Wingate of Sudbury. He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Florence M. (Hazen) Picard of Hudson. Ray was born in West Warwick, RI, son of the late Wilfred and Blanche (Plante) Picard. He was raised in Cambridge where he attended local schools. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University and was named All American twice as a Goaltender for the Huskies. During his college hockey career, he received the “Leonard M. Fowler Award”, as New England’s most outstanding player and the “Walter A. Brown Award” for most outstanding college hockey player…

  • Wellesley Hills,  West Newton

    Russell Milligan

    Milligan, Russell Thomas, in Weston, formerly of Auburndale, Nov. 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen R. (Beraldi) Milligan. Dear brother of the late Edward J., Joseph V., Charles, Henry Patrick, John F., Aurthur, George R., Rosalie Milligan and Catherine E. Malliet. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, dear friends, James & Linda Bentley of Concord and Nancy Kelly of Waltham. Family and friends will gather for visiting hours in the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., (Rte. 16), West Newton, Saturday, November 22 from 11:00 – 12:30, followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 PM. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. In lieu of flowers…

  • Worcester County

    Anna A. Monfils Oby 11/17/2014 Worcester, MA

    Worcester – Anna A. (Choiniere) Monfils Oby, 96, of Worcester, died in the Worcester Healthcare Center on Monday, November 17th after an illness. Anna is predeceased by her husband, Arthur S. Oby, who died in 1981. She is survived by her son Kenneth L. Monfils and his wife Ruth of Charlotte, NC; 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey Monfils and Lisa Lancaster; a sister, Claire Cofsky and her husband Ted of Arizona; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; many nephews and nieces including a special niece and godchild Janet Melia and her husband Paul of Sutton; her longtime companion, Ralph Lazzaro and his family with whom she had many wonderful years. Anna…

  • Taunton

    Frank Vincent 11/12/2014 Taunton, MA / Dighton, MA

    TAUNTON – Frank Vincent, husband of Ann (Medeiros) Vincent of Taunton, died at Taunton Nursing Home on Nov. 12, 2014. He was 94. Born in Dighton, he was the son of the late Armando and Mary (Lopes) Vincent. Educated in Dighton, he later served in the US Army during WW II. A retired garage foreman, he was employed at the former Paul A. Dever School for over for thirty-one years. In his spare time, he enjoyed cooking. In addition his wife, he leaves two sons, Robert Vincent of Taunton and Stephen Vincent of East Taunton; a daughter, Patricia Pacheco of Taunton; three sisters, Laura Sequera of Plymouth, Madeline Avila of…

  • Southbridge

    Joseph “Poppie” Orlandi of Plainfield, MA, September 28, 1935 – November 6, 2014

    Joseph R. “Poppie” Orlandi, age 79, was called home to rest on November 6, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on September 28, 1935, the son of the late Joseph C. and Dorothy M. (Moynahan) Orlandi. He was a communicant of St Patrick Parish. He was a devoted NY Yankees fan. He was a US Navy Korean War Veteran. Joseph worked as a truck driver for many years before he retired. He originated a legacy that his beloved family will carry on “Poppies Concession”. He leaves his loving wife Theresa (Asselin) Orlandi of Plainfield, MA; his son Gino J. Orlandi and his wife Michelle of Cummington, MA; his…

  • Somerset

    Manuel P. Rita Jr. 11/19/2014 Somerset, MA

    SOMERSET- Manuel P. Rita Jr., 95 of Somerset, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Manuel P. and Antonia (Rego) Rita. Prior to retiring, Manny worked for the Somerset Highway Department as a Truck Mechanic. He was a parishioner of St. John of God Church, enjoyed bowling, hunting, and racing pigeons. He is survived by his son: Edward P. Rita of Pawtucket, RI; a sister: Olive Rego of Somerset; 2 grandchildren: Christopher and Rachel; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Liz Ferreira. His funeral will take place from the MANUEL ROGERS…

  • Framingham

    M. Helen Verdy 11/19/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA / Medway, MA / Marlborough, MA

    FRAMINGHAM – Mary Helen (Balli) Verdy, died at her Framingham home on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the beloved wife of Elias T. “Lou” Verdy for 62 years. Born in Newton, daughter of the late Kosta and Olga (Velo) Balli, Helen was raised in Newton Highlands and was a graduate of Newton High School. She and Lou were married in 1952 and settled in Framingham. Helen valued family above all else and caring for others came naturally to her. She enjoyed summers spent among her large extended family at their cottage in Marshfield, and had travelled…

  • Hyde Park

    Francis G Raymond 11/18/2014 Hyde Park, MA

    Francis G. Of Hyde Park, Nov 18. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve V. (Legoski) and dear father of Robert F., and his wife Madelyn, of Niantic, CT, William J., and his wife Joanne, of Newton, Linda J. of Hyde Park, Paula McCarthy, and her husband Finbarr, of Dedham, and Laura Morgan, and her husband Robert, of Norfolk. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Francis E Kenney and Sons Funeral Home 1445 River St Hyde park Sat at 8:30 AM with A Funeral Mass in the Most Precious Blood Church At 9:30 AM Relatives and friends invited Visiting Hours Friday from 5-8PM. Interment will…

  • Dedham

    Nancy J. Gaines 11/18/2014 Dedham, MA

    Gaines, Nancy J. of Dedham, November 18, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Gaines. Devoted mother of Joseph Gaines and his wife Suzanne of Atlanta, GA. Grandmother of Matthew, William and Caroline. Sister of Richard Finlay of MD, Frank Finlay of NJ, Carol Costello of Quincy and the late Eleanor Sullivan, David, Peter, Donald and Marylyn Josephine. Visiting hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St. Dedham, Sunday November 23, from 5-7pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited. A private funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Dynamo Swim Club, 3119 Shallowford Road,…

  • Chelmsford

    Joan Taylor

    CHELMSF0RD, MA – Joan Cleveland Taylor, age 89, a resident of Chelmsford and former longtime resident of Chagrin Falls, Ohio died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her home following a very fulfilling life. She was the beloved wife of John C. Taylor, to whom she was married for 63 years. She was born in Newton, MA on September 30, 1925, and was the oldest daughter of the late Thomas V. and Bettina (Starratt) Cleveland. She received her education through the Newton schools and earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. She subsequently attended the Nursery Training School of Boston (now part of Tufts) for post-graduate work when she was hired…

  • Springfield

    Baltazar Marrero

    Springfield- Baltazar Marrero passed away on November 17, 2014. Baltazar was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on January 4, 1951 to Epifania Marrero. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Magdalena; his mother; and his 3 sons, Baltazar, Carlos and David. The Calling Hours will be on Thurs., Nov. 20, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home, 730 State St. The Funeral Services will be on Fri., Nov. 21, from 9 – 10 a.m. at 730 State St., followed by Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. View Full Notice → Baltazar Marrero

  • Boston

    Therese S. Capobianco 11/17/2014 North End, MA / Boston, MA / Medford, MA / West End, MA / Stoneham, MA

    Therese S. Capobianco passed away peacefully at the North End Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 55. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was the cherished daughter of the late Louis and Maryann (Calia) Capobianco. Therese enjoyed a long career at Johnny’s Foodmaster in Charlestown, where she had many friends. After the store’s closing she worked with Wholefoods in Boston. She was a wonderful and dedicated family member and friend who never forgot to send a birthday or holiday card to cousins and friends. She enjoyed her independence and cherished the close ties with her family. In addition to her parents her brother Louis Capobianco pre…

  • Haverhill

    Natividad Infante, 64

    HAVERHILL: Natividad "Mary" Infante-Romero, 64, a longtime resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against breast cancer, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at her home with her lovin View Full Notice → Natividad Infante, 64

  • Boston

    Genevieve (Moses) Ramsey 11/19/2014 Boston, MA / Milton, MA / West Roxbury, MA / Dedham, MA

    Genevieve (Moses) Ramsey of Milton, passed away on November 19, 2014. She was 92 years old. Genevieve was the dear and devoted wife of the late Robert Ramsey. Loving daughter of the late Solomon and Nellie (Azar) Moses. Dear sister of the late James Moses, Dr. David Moses and George Moses. Genevieve is survived by her many loving nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Genevieve’s Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral, 7 VFW Pkwy WEST ROXBURY. Visiting hour in the Cathedral beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In…

  • New Bedford

    Madalena Andrade 11/17/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Madalena (DaCosta) Andrade, 79, of New Bedford died November 17, 2014 peacefully at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the wife of Alcides Andrade. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Adelia (Barros) DaCosta, she lived in New Bedford since 1963. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Mrs. Andrade was formerly employed as a stitcher in several local textile mills for many years until her retirement. She was a member of Ideal Club. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, baking and music. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Lucas Andrade and his wife Eliza and Tomas Andrade, all…

  • Worcester County

    Francis D. Reidy 11/18/2014 Worcester, MA

    WORCESTER-Francis D. Reidy, 82, of Worcester passed away peacefully at home, after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, November 18 at home. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Janet M. Reidy; three sons, Sean M. Reidy and his wife, Michelle of Auburn, Dennis F. Reidy and his wife, Linda of Spencer and Stephen D. Reidy and his wife, Barbara of Worcester; nine grandchildren, Briana, Meghan, Dennis Jr., Sarah, Katherine, Colleen, Stephen Jr., Timothy Jr., and Taryn; two great-grandchildren, Liahm and Paige; two sisters, Mary Demaio of Worcester and Theresa Reidy of Summerfield, FL and many nieces and nephews. Two sons, Timothy and Paul Reidy and a brother, James…

  • Roxbury

    Maria M. (Caban) Cordero 11/17/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    of Norwood, Nov. 17, 2014. Director of Human Resources for the Department of Youth Services. Devoted mother of Tanya Marie Cordero and Julie Ann Cordero. Devoted grandmother of Kaleb McFadden. Loving daughter of the late Thomas and Andrea Caban. Dear sister of Lilly Rivera, Brunilda Rivera, Edwin Caban, Hector Caban, Carlos Caban, Mercedes Caban, Evelyn Luna, Elsie Perez and the late Johnny Caban. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours in the P.E. Murray – F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Thursday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale on Friday at 10am. Relatives and…

  • Malden

    Robert N. Madden Jr. 11/17/2014 Malden, MA / Melrose, MA

    Robert N. Madden Jr. passed away on November 17, 2014. He was 49 years old. Robert was a longtime resident of Malden. He graduated from Cheverus School and went on to Malden Catholic High School, Malden High School, and Everett High School. Robert was an avid sportsman and a Heavy Equipment Operator for many years for Local 4. Robert was the beloved son of Robert Madden of Melrose and Carole Madden and her longtime companion Ed Lucey of Malden. He was the loving father of John Colasanti and Nicholas Colasanti-Madden both of Everett. Robert was the cherished longtime boyfriend of Sara Fader. He was the dear brother of Cheryl McMahon…

  • Gloucester

    Fred S. Tarbox, Jr. 11/19/2014 Gloucester, MA

    GLOUCESTER: Fred S. Tarbox, Jr. 85, died peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Addison Gilbert Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Agnes (Bezdegian) Tarbox who died 2012. Born in Gloucester on November 11, 1929, he was the son of the late Fred S. Tarbox, Sr. and Gladys M. (Dickinson) Tarbox. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1948. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was honorably discharged as an aircraft mechanic on August 11, 1954. Fred was employed as a machinist at the former Murmac Manufacturing Co. in Gloucester for twenty-four…

  • Canton

    Francis Keefe 11/19/2014 Canton, MA

    Francis “Frank” Keefe died on November 18, 2014 in Burlington, MA. He was 85. Mr. Keefe was born on June 12, 1929 in Hyde Park, MA to parents, Patrick and Mary Keefe. He was one of six children. He was an U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1947 to 1949. He graduated from the Boston College with a degree in Mathematics in 1953 and Masters in Business Administration in 1965. He married to the late Elizabeth A. (McEachron) Keefe for 51 years and resided in the Town of Canton from 1963 to 2013. In 1966, Frank was employee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on various contracts for…

  • Dudley

    Elinor M. (Desautels) Deary 11/18/2014 Dudley, MA

    DUDLEY – Elinor M. (Desautels) Deary, 87, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Overlook Masonic Health Center, Charlton after a long illness. Her husband of 35 years, Lawrence E. Deary, died in 1984. She leaves 3 sons, Kevin L. and his wife Patricia Deary of Kensington, NH, Kenneth J. Deary of Dudley and Daniel K. and his wife Sylvia Deary of Glendale AZ; 2 daughters, Susan E. and her husband Charles North of Keene, NH and Nancy A. Roberts of Webster; a granddaughter, Heidi Deary of Glendale AZ; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, Harold A. Desautels and Alfred G. Desautels. She was born…

  • Chelmsford

    Charles Kirk

    CHELMSFORD- Charles E. Kirk, 77, a longtime resident of Chelmsford and former resident of Woburn passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ethel (Ferguson) Kirk to whom he was married for 45 years. He was born in Woburn on October 23, 1937 a son of the late Paul and Rose (Flaherty) Kirk. He attended schools in Woburn and later worked as a Filter Operator at Atlantic Gelatin Company in Woburn. Charles was a member of the VFW Post 88 in Billerica. He enjoyed camping and playing horseshoes and cribbage. Above all, Charles loved to spend time with…

  • Cambridge

    Ruth O. Fitzgerald

    FITZGERALD, Ruth O. (McNutt). Of Cambridge. November 18, 2014. Beloved wife of James E. Fitzgerald Jr. Loving mother of James III and his wife Jane, Carol O’Connor and her husband Timothy, Thomas, Mark and his wife Holly, and Michael and his wife Michelle. Proud grandmother of James IV, Kaitlin, Sean, William, Jennifer, Aaron, Lindsey, Ryan, Matthew, Andrew, and Michaela. Great grandmother of Jayden. Sister of Donald, Frederick, and the late Jack, William, Morton Jr., P. Harvey, Charles McNutt and Mary Simpson. Sister in law of Robert and the late Alice Fitzgerald. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on…

  • Beverly

    Betty Sevigney

    Betty I. (Dodge) Sevigney, 90, formerly of Plum St. So. Hamilton passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Rockingham County Complex Nursing Home, in Brentwood, NH. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Richard Sevigney and sisters Evelyn Chamberlain and Marjorie Moll. Betty was a resident of So. Hamilton for over 70 years. She is survived by a son Richard Sevigney Jr and his wife Ruth of White Creek NY. and her daughters Terri Runyon and her husband Andrew of Ponte Vedra, FL. and Nancy Orfino and her husband Peter of Port Orange, FL. 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, a nephew and several nieces. Funeral services will be…

  • Springfield

    Donald Krueger

    Donald W. Krueger, 86, formerly of Sarasota, FL died Friday, November 14, 2014 in Dawsonville, GA. Donald, a son of the late Walter and Mabel (Cram) Krueger was born in Everett, MA on September 15, 1928. Raised in Everett, he graduated from Everett High School and joined the United States Army after high school serving his country until 1947. Donald was employed for 34 years with New England Telephone and retired in 1987. In addition to his parents and 5 older brothers, Donald was predeceased by his wife Margaret L. (MacDonald) Krueger who died April 3, 2005. He is survived by two sons, Walter J. Krueger and his wife Claire…

  • Attleboro

    Carol J. (Aker) Amirault 11/19/2014 North Attleboro, MA / Foxboro, MA / Wareham, MA / Norton, MA

    Carol J. Amirault, 74 Dateline: North Attleboro, MA Carol J. (Aker) Amirault, age 74, of North Attleboro, passed away surrounded by the embracing love of her family on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham. Born in Newton, MA on December 25, 1939, she was a loving daughter of the late Charlotte J. (Hammond) Mullen and the late Welton Aker. Carol grew up in the Allston and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Roxbury. After raising her adoring family, she returned to school at Massasoit Community College in Brockton; receiving an Associates Degree as a Registered…