• Methuen

    Beatrice M. Pitochelli 12/9/2014 Methuen, MA / Windham, NH

    Beatrice M. Pitochelli, 95, a native of Methuen passed away on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at the Warde Health Center in Windham, NH. Miss Pitochelli retired from the Andover Insurance Companies in Andover, MA. She graduated from St. Laurence O’Toole Grammar School, Lawrence High School, McIntosh Business School and attended Burdett College. Miss Pitochelli was a former member of St. Laurence O’Toole Church, and a member of St. Lucy’s Parish, Methuen, MA. She was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality, St. Clare League of Catholic Woman, and a member of the Monastery of St. Clare. She was a caring Aunt to her many nieces and nephews whom she…

  • New Bedford

    Donald Simpkin 12/8/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Simpkin, Donald of New Bedford, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away December 8th at his home after a 3-year confrontation with melanoma. Born in New Bedford to Cecelia (Cabral) Ridings and David Simpkin, Donald graduated from New Bedford High School in 1986 and pursued a career in the healthcare food services industry. He most recently worked in Braintree at Kindred Healthcare where he served as Director of Food Services. Donald enjoyed the people he worked with, especially those who travelled the long road from New Bedford to Braintree each day with him. Outside of work, he also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and cheering on his beloved New…

  • Acton

    Grace Louise Jones

    Grace Louise Jones, 86, a longtime Malden resident and an Acton resident since 1995, died Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Acton. Born in Everett and raised in Malden, she was one of 11 children of the late Robert Jones Sr. and Greta (Lawson) Jones. Ms. Jones was employed by the Town of Concord in the accounting department for the retirement boards. Independent by nature, she loved her cat, “Buttons,” and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping, day trips and going out to dinner with family and friends. She is survived by two sisters, Beverly Thatcher of Acton and Virginia Dawson of MD; and many nieces, nephews and…

  • Webster

    Mary (Stanick) Gutkoski 12/1/2014 Webster, MA

    WEBSTER – Mary (Stanick) Gutkoski, 96, died Monday, December 1, 2014 in UMass/Memorial Healthcare, Worcester after a brief illness. Her husband Walter died in 1977, her sister Anna St. Germain in 2005 and her brother John B. Stanick, Jr. last June. She was born in Webster, a daughter of John B. Stanick, Sr. and Mary (Krolik) Stanick. She retired from B & W Footwear in Webster where she worked for many years. At her request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace. Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38…

  • Worcester County

    Arthur R. Longwell, Sr. 12/9/2014 Worcester, MA

    Arthur R. Longwell, Sr., 74, of Worcester, passed away Tuesday, December 9th after a brave battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Marianne (Joudrey) Longwell; a son, Arthur R. Longwell, Jr. and his wife Robin of Rutland; a daughter, Lisa A. Ludwig and her husband Lawrence of Salem, NH; his mother, Gladys E. (Mahan) Longwell of Worcester; two brothers, Ronald I. Longwell of Ballston Lake, NY and Malcolm H. Longwell of Oxford; two sisters, Joan M. Beauchemin of Marlboro and Susan J. Longwell of Rutland; two grandsons, Bobby and Nicholas Longwell of Rutland; and several nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, the son of the…

  • West Roxbury

    Charles J. Boucher 12/8/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    BOUCHER, Charles J. Of West Roxbury formerly of Roslindale, December 8, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Bisbee) Boucher. Loving father of Doreen Bradley and her late husband Edward of West Roxbury, Richard Bisbee and his wife Suzanne of Canton, Karen Hernan and her husband James of Stoughton, Stephen Bisbee of West Roxbury, Kevin Bisbee and his wife Georgia of Dedham, Joseph Bisbee of Weymouth, and the late Charles Boucher Jr. Grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Friday, Dec. 12th at 12:30pm. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph…

  • Taunton

    David R. Peck, III 12/8/2014 Taunton, MA / Dighton, MA

    TAUNTON – David R. Peck, III, husband of Theresa A. “Terry” (Souza) Peck of Taunton, died at the Taunton Nursing Home on Dec. 8, 2014. He was 83. Born in North Dighton, he was the son of the late David and Gladys (Littleton) Peck, II. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1949 graduate of the former Taunton Vocational High School. Mr. Peck ran Peck’s County St. Garage for over thirty years, retiring in 1998. He had previously been employed as a mechanic at Reese Air Force Base in Texas. A life member of the Elks Lodge 150 and the Taunton Yacht Club, he enjoyed snow skiing, snowmobiling,…

  • Winthrop

    Laurie J. (Shanks) GALLESE 12/8/2014 Winthrop, MA

    GALLESE, Laurie J. (Shanks), of Winthrop, December 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas M. Gallese. Dear sister of Arleen Tripp and her husband Rick of Foxboro, Kathy DiMauro and her husband Donald of Foxboro, Joseph Shanks of Mulvane KS. Mary Ellen Leone and her husband Pete of Sandy Hook, CT, and the late Peter Shanks. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP, on Mon, Dec. 15, at 9am. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be held in…

  • Reading

    Margaret M. (Grunzweig) DiTrapano 12/3/2014 Reading, MA

    READING: Margaret M. (Grunzweig) DiTrapano, 82, died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo “Angie” DiTrapano with whom she shared over fifty years of marriage and the loving mother of the late Stephen M. DiTrapano. Margaret also known as ‘Midge” to her family and as ‘Maggie” to her friends was born in Buffalo, New York on May 4, 1932 and was a twin to her late sister, Barbara (Grunzweig) Russell. She was the daughter of the late Peter A. and Elizabeth R. (Jellinick) Grunzweig. Margaret was a resident of Sebastian Florida for the last twenty-four…

  • Raynham

    Gerald Morsett 12/6/2014 Raynham, MA / Taunton, MA

    Gerald Morsett, a resident of Raynham passed away on Saturday December 6, 2014 at Morton Hospital in Taunton. Gerald was a loving son, father and brother and will be forever loved and missed by his family. He was a committed parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Mansfield and served as an usher at the church for many years. There will be a private family gathering at Taunton Funeral Home 8 Crapo St. (Off Tremont St./Route 140) in Taunton. Cremation will take place at Woodlawn-North Purchase Crematory in Attleboro. View Full Notice → Gerald Morsett 12/6/2014 Raynham, MA / Taunton, MA

  • Watertown

    Helen Louise Mugar 12/7/2014 Watertown, MA

    Mugar, Helen Louise (Gienandt) ,93, of Gloucester, MA. passed away peacefully in her home on December 7, 2014. Formerly of Belmont, MA and Marco Island, FL, Helen was born in Boston in 1921 to Fritz L. and Elizabeth Romberg Gienandt. She was the loving wife of John Martin Mugar , to whom she was married for more than 60 years. He predeceased her in 2007.Helen graduated from Dover High School in New Hampshire, attended Simmons College and graduated from the School of Nursing at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. She went on to become the head nurse of its male surgical ward. In 1943, Helen joined the Navy Nurse Corps…

  • Revere

    Michael Costantini

    Michael D. “Mikey the Boss” Costantini, 85 years of age, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Beloved husband for 60 years of Cecelia M. (Avallone) Costantini of Revere. Loving father of Annette Costantini of Haverhill, Theresa Kearney and her husband Richard of Saugus and Michael Costantini and his wife Shelley of Hudson, NH. Cherished grandfather of Christina, Amanda, Jennifer, Alexander, Benjamin and Joshua. Caring brother of Marie Lento of Melrose and the late Lucy Costantini. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will honor Michael’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St REVERE on…

  • Norton

    Gertrude P. (Lynch) Driscoll 12/8/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Westwood, MA / Norton, MA

    Gertrude P. (Lynch) Driscoll of Natick passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. She was ninety years old and the daughter of the late Edward F. and Elizabeth R. (Brophy) Lynch. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Fisher Junior College. She was the devoted wife of the late Richard F. Driscoll and together they started a real estate office in Cape Cod in 1972. She enjoyed her work and was a walking thesaurus who could give you the spelling, origin and definition of any word. She loved knowledge, Latin and reading. Mrs. Driscoll was a Natick resident since 1980 and a…

  • Haverhill

    James F. “Jim” Devlin 12/7/2014 Haverhill, MA

    GROVELAND: James F. “Jim” Devlin, Jr., 73, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in the Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was the cherished husband of Jane A. (Donovan) Devlin with whom he has spent the last thirty-three years with. He was born in Haverhill on November 29, 1941 and was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Hall) Devlin. He was a resident of Salisbury for many years and previously had lived in Groveland. Jim was a graduate of the former Haverhill Trade School. Upon graduating he enlisted in the United States Navy on February 17, 1959 and was honorably discharged on August 7, 1962. Jim was proud and…

  • Lawrence

    Diane (Belitsky) Battista 12/9/2014 Lawrence, MA

    Mrs. Diane (Belitsky) Battista, 76 of Lawrence formerly of Everett beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Battista, died December 9th at the Merrimack Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Everett to the late Jacob “Jack” and Irene (Golod) Belitsky. Raised and educated in Everett a graduate of Everett High School. Diane enjoyed being a home maker in her own home and enjoyed her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed. She is survived by her children Irene Battista of Leeds, MA, Aaron Battista of Santa Monica, CA and her brother Steven Belitsky of Brockton, MA. She was predeceased by her grandson Timothy…

  • Danvers

    Elizabeth “Betty” Mae (Humphrey) Shatswell 12/6/2014 Lynn, MA / Danvers, MA / Salem, MA / Peabody, MA

    SALEM – Elizabeth Mae (Humphrey) Shatswell, 80, of Salem, wife of James B. Shatswell, died Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers with family at her side. Born in Danvers and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Elizabeth Mae (Bezanson) Humphrey and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Betty was employed by Lynn Institution for Savings as a teller and advanced to head teller when she left to raise her family in the early 1950’s. In 1972, she returned to work and was employed as the office manager for Shatswell MacLeod and Company until her retirement…

  • Fall River

    Manuel N. Medeiros 12/7/2014 Somerset, MA / Fall River, MA

    Manuel N. Medeiros, age 85, formally of Somerset, passed away December 7, 2014 at Kimwell Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of the late Isabel (Mendonca) Medeiros. Born in Povoação, St. Miguel, Açores he was the son of the late Joseph De Medeiros and Laura (Bento) Medeiros. Prior to retirement he worked as a supervisor for Swan Finishing for 30 years. Manuel was a parishioner of St. John of God Parish and served as one of the collectors during Sunday Mass. He was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and member of the Portuguese American Civic League of Somerset. He wrote many columns for the Portuguese Newspaper called Diario…

  • Dudley

    Lyman L. Hall 12/8/2014 Dudley, MA

    DUDLEY – Lyman L. Hall, 88, died Monday, December 8, 2014 in Webster Manor after a period of declining health. He leaves 4 children, L. Chandler Hall, Brian C. Hall, Jason C. Hall and Lynda J. Hall; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, George Winston Hall of Dudley. He was born and raised in Webster, the son of Lyman Chandler Hall and Marion (Cozzens) Hall. He lived in Dudley for most of his life. He graduated from Bartlett High School in the class of 1944. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Hall, a brick mason, owned and operated L. L. Hall Contracting for many years.…

  • Dracut

    Sharon Beckwith

    Dracut, MA- Sharon E. (Burns) Beckwith, 72, passed away Monday, December 8th, at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late James Beckwith. Sharon was born in Lowell, MA on March 6, 1942, a daughter of the late Hazel (Rowe) and Joseph Burns. For many years, Sharon worked as a nurse at the Lahey Clinic and Wesley Newton Hospital. She was also a Real Estate broker and a Justice of the Peace. She wore many different hats throughout her life, and succeeded at all of them. Sharon was an avid gardener and had a love of flowers and the outdoors. Most of all however, she enjoyed…

  • Auburn

    Vincent A. Tassone Jr. 12/4/2014 Auburn, MA / Worcester, MA

    Auburn – Vincent A. Tassone Jr., 86, of Auburn, died on Thursday, December 4th in the Knollwood Nursing Center after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marion J. (Langer) Tassone; two sons, Matthew Tassone of Auburn and his best friend, Stephanie Masiello as well as Christopher Tassone and his long time companion, Christina Hoernke of Auburn; two daughters, Lisa Young and her husband Steven of Auburn and Mary Tassone Kaizer and her husband Edward of Wilmington, MA; 3 sisters, Mary Richards and Viola Tassone both of North Adams and Madeline Paciorek of Adams, MA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and many nephews and nieces. Vincent…

  • Acushnet

    Edward A. Macomber 12/9/2014 Acushnet, MA

    Fairhaven – Edward A. Macomber, 73, of Acushnet passed away December 9, 2014 at Our Lady’s Haven. He was the husband of Geraldine A. (Chadbourne) Macomber. Mr. Macomber was born in Acushnet, son of the late Ralph F. and Marjorie G. (Allen) Macomber, and was a resident of the town most of his life. He attended Dartmouth Bible Church. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Vietnam era. A skilled woodworker and wood carver, he was the owner/operator of the former Macomber Woodworking until his retirement. In addition to his widow, he is survived by a son: Darrell J. Macomber of New Bedford; a daughter: Rebecca A. Slivinski…

  • Springfield

    Maria Rivera

    Springfield~ Maria Elena Rivera, 80, passed away on Dec. 5, 2014. Elenita was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico on January 22, 1934 to the late Eulogio Rivera and Tomasa Vazquez. She was predeceased by her husband, Alejandro Roman. She leaves to cherish her memory: her 2 sons, Jose Melendez and Jesus Roman; a stepson, Ediberto Roman; 2 brothers, Hector Gonzalez and Tillo Gonzalez; a sister, Carmen Gonzalez; and her 6 granddaughters and 9 great grandchildren. She will greatly missed. The Calling Hours will be held on Wed., Dec. 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. at North End Funeral Home & Cremation Services. The Funeral and Burial will be in Naguabo,…

  • Gardner

    Carolyn Hebert

    Carolyn Joan (Collette) Hebert, 48, of Gardner, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born in Gardner on December 25, 1965, the daughter of George and Judith (Heino) Collette. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1983, and Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner in 1985. She pursued a career as a Paralegal for Leblanc and Sans Law Office of Gardner and Attorney Robert Lafortune of Winchendon. Carolyn was a member of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church of Gardner and lent her beautiful voice at many Masses. She especially loved the candle service at…

  • Andover

    Rose M. DiBlasio 12/8/2014 Somerville, MA / Franklin, MA / Andover, MA

    Rose M. (D’Errico) DiBlasio, 101 of Somerville, passed away peacefully Monday at the Jean Jugan Residence, Somerville. Born and raised in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Alessandrina (DeBaggis) and Rocco D’Errico. Soon after marrying her husband Carmin DiBlasio in 1933, she moved to Somerville. Rose worked in advertising for the Cambridge Chronicle. In later years Rose was employed by the Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and was the first female Associate District Manager in Dow Jones history; with her offices being in Boston, Hartford and New York. Rose was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Her center of attention was raising…

  • Attleboro

    Thomas Michael Murphy 12/7/2014 Dennisport, MA / North Attleboro, MA

    Thomas Michael Murphy, husband of Laura (Silva) Murphy of Dennisport, passed away after a long battle with cancer, on Dec. 7, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was 62. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Powers) Murphy. Formerly of North Attleboro, he was a 1971 graduate of North Attleboro High School. Tom later received a degree in marketing from Roger Williams University. He worked in sales, which he loved, and later worked in transportation for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority for 11 years. He was lucky enough to work with a great group of people that keep the Cape moving. When…

  • Boston

    Ruth Pauline Hall 12/8/2014 Medford, MA / Mashpee, MA / Boston, MA / Somerville, MA / Athens, GA

    Ruth Pauline Hall, 90, of Medford passed away on December 8, 2014. She was the beloved Aunt of Deborah Hall Hutchinson of Mashpee, MA and J. Stevens Hall and his wife, Patricia, of Athens, GA. She is also survived by 6 grand nieces and nephews and 15 great grand nieces and nephews. She graduated from Tufts University in 1946 with a BS degree in Education. In 1950, she completed a 16 month graduate program in physical therapy sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Simmons College. In the first 6 years of her career, she worked primarily with polio victims. During her career, she served as an instructor in physical therapy…

  • Salem

    Ann Barringer, 76

    SHARON, VT: Ann Louise Barringer, 76, died December 7, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Kip; sons David Cronin, Daniel Cronin and Donald Cronin; daughters, Donna Pelkey, Elizabeth Casieri View Full Notice → Ann Barringer, 76

  • Holden

    James Porter Pratt, 90

    STERLING – James Porter Pratt, 90, a lifelong resident of Sterling, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Leominster after an illness. read more View Full Notice → James Porter Pratt, 90

  • Foxboro

    Mary Ellen Adams Coughlan

    Mary Ellen Adams Coughlan passed away on Dec. 6, 2014, at Norwood Hospital, from complications after hip surgery. Mary Ellen lived in Foxboro. for over 47 years, beginning in 1967. View Full Notice → Mary Ellen Adams Coughlan

  • Newburyport

    William Beaton, 66

    FORT PIERCE, FL: William Francis Beaton, 66, passed away following a lengthy illness, Thursday, December 4, 2014, at his residence in Fort Pierce, Fla. View Full Notice → William Beaton, 66