• Natick

    Joanne Tomasetti 12/29/2014 Natick, MA / Needham, MA

    Joanne Tomasetti, age 75, of Needham, formerly of Natick, died on Monday December 29, 2014 at the Glover Hospital in Needham. She was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Genevieve (Kadlik) Tomasetti. Joanne enjoyed everything she did, especially when with family and her many friends. She always had a smile for everyone. She attended Charles River Day Hab and had many friends there, especially Pricilla and Mark who she had known for many years. Joanne will be missed by all. She is survived by one brother, Skip Tomasetti and his wife Linda of Natick; one sister, Mary Lou Hewins and her husband Richard of Holliston; sisters-in-law Cindy Tomasetti and…

  • Foxboro

    Margaret Johanna Burke

    Margaret (Peggy) Johanna (Knauss) Burke, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Norton on Dec. 28, 2014. She was the daughter of Chester Knauss and the late Margaret (Woodcock) Knauss. View Full Notice → Margaret Johanna Burke

  • Newburyport

    Thomas P. Torrisi, 77

    HAVERHILL: Thomas P. Torrisi, 77, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Lawrence General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lawrence on May 28, 1937, and was the son of the late Jo View Full Notice → Thomas P. Torrisi, 77

  • New Bedford

    John F. Jesse 12/30/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Wareham – John F. Jesse, age 88 of Wareham, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at The Tremont Rehabilitation + Skilled Care Center. He was the loving husband of Mary (Santos) Jesse and the son of Mary (Cabral) and John F. Jesus. Excluding his time in the military, Mr. Jesse was a lifelong resident of this area and worked for the New Bedford Police Department achieving the rank of Lieutenant before his retirement. Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class John F. Jesse proudly served our country during WWII in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Wareham; son, Jeffery W. Jesse and…

  • Lee

    Gertrude Salvadore

    Gertrude A. Salvadore, 98, formerly of Willow Street in South Lee, died Tuesday at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on September 9, 1916 the daughter of William and Gertrude Arnold Corcoran. Her family moved to Lee when she was 12 years of age. She was educated in the Lee Schools. Following graduation from Lee High School she attended Berkshire Business College. She was a local artist (Portraits and Landscapes) studying under the late Leo Blake in the 1930’s. During WWll she worked at the General Electric in Pittsfield Her husband Virgilio P. Salvadore whom she married in April of 1943 died July…

  • Belmont,  Waltham

    Hilda Desrosiers

    Of Waltham, passed away Wednesday December 24, 2014 with her loving family by her side at home in Miami Florida after a brief illness at the age of 84. Born on June 4, 1930 in Port-au-Prince Haiti; beloved daughter of the late Reyes Sautier and Nelly Bode Sautier. Hilda was raised in Haiti and resided in Waltham for over 44 years. She was married to late Jean Joseph Milthiade Desrosiers. Hilda had nine children. She spent her final years in Miami, Florida with her family. Hilda worked at Standard Thompson for many years and various other companies in the Waltham area. Hilda was charitable in many different ways including opening…

  • Webster

    Shirley (Cohen) Baker 12/30/2014 Webster, MA

    WEBSTER – Shirley (Cohen) Baker, 91, formerly of Webster, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Worcester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center with family at her side. Her husband, David King Baker, died in 1989. She leaves a son, Robert Russell Boucher and his wife Karen of Cranston, RI; a daughter, Sheila Jeannette Kusek and her husband Anthony of Dudley; and 3 grandchildren, Nicole C. Boucher, Matthew J. Kusek and Stephanie M. Kusek. She was born and raised in New York City, NY, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Monzak) Cohen. She lived in Newark, NJ from 1965 to 1977 when she moved to Webster. She had lived in Worcester since 2008.…

  • Wellesley

    Barbara Rhodes Zinke 12/29/2014 Wellesley, MA

    ZINKE, Barbara Rhodes 85 of Briarcliff Manor, NY and Wellesley, MA, died peacefully in her home on December 29, 2014. She was the daughter of Margaret Duryee and A. Whitney Rhodes, of Englewood, NJ. A devoted mother and friend to her children Sandy, Cathy, Ginna, Bill and Julie, she was also a beloved grandmother to Jessica, Ben, Aaron, Lauren, Katie, Caitlin, Annlyn, Aasha, Alex, Sean, Maddy and Dylan. She is the sister of Douglas B. Rhodes and the ex-wife of William K. Zinke. She treasured her family and friends and was always more interested in the happiness and well-being of others than she was of herself. She gathered her extended…

  • Waltham

    Richard Petrie

    Of Waltham, passed away unexpectedly, Monday December 30, 2014. He was 82. Born and raised in Waltham, to the late John Roy Petrie and Kathleen (Drinnon), he was lifelong resident of Waltham. Zeke worked as a carpenter for many years. In his spare time, Mr. Petrie enjoyed fishing and hunting He is survived by his children Gloria MacNeil and her husband Doug of Waltham, Richard J. Petrie, Jr. and his wife Cheryl (Sullivan) of Waltham, David Petrie of Littleton, NH, and Bill Petrie and his wife JoAnne (Peters) of Marlborough, and his sister Jane Butler of Natick. He is also survived by his grandchildren Rich, Sean, Shannon, Ryan, Victoria, and…

  • Taunton

    David J. Freeman 12/28/2014 Taunton, MA

    In Boston, December 28, 2014 David J. Freeman, Age 61, passed away unexpectedly in Beth Israel Hospital. David is survived by his loving wife Roberta (Brown) Freeman. He was born and educated in northern Ireland, the son of the late Stanley & Sleelagh (McCone) Freeman. Loving father of Jonathan Freeman of Taunton and Ryan Freeman and his wife Renee of Dudley, Ma. David also leaves his grandchildren Nolan, Caroline and Liam. He is survived by his siblings Stanley, Arthur and Paul all of Australia. A funeral home service will be held at the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, MA 02780 on Saturday, January 3rd at 12 pm. Visiting…

  • Walpole

    Leslie Soderstrom 12/29/2014 Walpole, MA

    Leslie Soderstrom, 73, of Walpole passed away on December 29th 2014. She leaves behind her loving husband Ronald. She will be joining her late son, Gregg Soderstrom in heaven and leaving behind her other son Gary and his wife El and their 2 boys; and a daughter Andrea Vandette and her husband Chris and their 3 girls. She is also survived by Gregg’s daughter Meghan. Along with being a proud and loving Nana to 6 grandchildren she was a retired registered nurse. She had spent most of her career at Boston City Hospital, Faulkner and was a maternity nurse at Norwood Hospital. We will respect her wishes of a private…

  • South Boston

    Kevin B. Holland 12/29/2014 South Boston, MA

    HOLLAND, KEVIN B of So. Boston. Suddenly, December 29, 2014. Beloved son of Barry & Cheryl (Dekarski). Dear brother of Laura Holland. Also lovingly survived by aunts, uncles, cousins & many friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1 to 5 PM. Interment services are private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to Answer House, 5 G Street, So. Boston, MA 02127. View Full Notice → Kevin B. Holland 12/29/2014 South Boston, MA

  • Somerville

    Joseph P. Freitas, Sr. 12/30/2014 Derry, NH / Somerville, MA

    Joseph P. Freitas, Sr., 71, of Derry, NH, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in his home. He was born in Boston, MA on August 16, 1943, a son of the late Joseph M. and Palmyra (Carvalho) Freitas. He had been a resident of Derry for the past 18 years, formerly living in Somerville, MA. Joseph had been employed for many years as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Joseph P. Freitas, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Rowley, MA, and Stephen Freitas and his wife Nilza of Somerville, MA; two daughters, Michelle Valente and her husband Nelson…