• Medford

    JOANN M. (CAMPANELLA) BARRETT 12/10/2014 Charlestown, MA / Melrose, MA / Medford, MA / Everett, MA

    Joann M. (Campanella) Barrett, a longtime resident of Melrose and former resident of Medford, Everett and longtime resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. She was 74 years old. Joann was born in Boston on April 1, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph Campanella and Concetta (DiPaola) Campanella. She grew up in the West End of Boston where she was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Girls High School. Joann was a homemaker most of her adult life taking care of her 5 children. She enjoyed playing bingo and most…

  • Methuen

    Dana A. Muise 12/8/2014 Methuen, MA / Wakefiled, MA

    METHUEN – Dana A. Muise, 59, beloved husband of Diane L. (Ouellette) Muise, passed away December 8, 2014 at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Dana was born in Melrose on October 22, 1955, and was raised in Wakefield, MA, the son of Harold and Marie “Celeste” (Bourque) Muise. He attended school in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1973. Dana continued his education at Lowell University and received his F.A.A. certification in Aircraft Mechanics and Maintenance from East Coast Aero Technical School. Dana was employed as a metal smith for many years at A.J.P. Coppersmith in Wakefield and most recently…

  • Natick

    David L. Baker 12/11/2014 natick, MA

    David L. Baker of Natick, died December 11, 2014. Beloved husband of Deborah M. (Dowd) Baker. Funeral Mass on Monday, December 15th at 12 Noon in St Patrick’s Church. Visiting hours on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common. Complete notice to follow. View Full Notice → David L. Baker 12/11/2014 natick, MA

  • New Bedford

    Louisa C. Busby 12/10/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Louisa C. Busby, 98, of New Bedford died December 10, 2014 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Clarence O. and Frances (Granger) Busby, she lived in New Bedford all of her life. Survivors include her son, Anthony Busby of Roxbury, MA; and 6 grandchildren. She was the mother of the late James Busby and Joanne Busby and the sister of the late Harriet Williams, Olivia Haddocks and Veronica Busby. Her Funeral Service will be private. View Full Notice → Louisa C. Busby 12/10/2014 New Bedford, MA

  • Belmont,  Waltham

    Bhaskar Gokhale

    Of Lexington, passed away peacefully Monday December 8th, 2014 in his home at the age of 93. Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Hindu Funeral Service in celebration of Bhaskar Life at the Bigelow Chapel of Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge on Saturday Dec. 13th at 10:30 a.m. The Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels of WALTHAM will be assisting the family with arrangements. View Full Notice → Bhaskar Gokhale

  • Acton

    Ethel D. (Roche) Fogarty

    Ethel D. (Roche) Fogarty, 84, an Ashland for the past 10 years and a former longtime Acton resident, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved wife of Warren R. Fogarty. Born in Canton and raised in Acton, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Hazel K. Roche, and was the sister of the Norman L. Roche. Mrs. Fogarty was a graduate of the Acton schools and attended nursing school. She and her husband, Warren, were married March 18, 1956, and were stationed for many years in Nebraska and later in Germany during the over 21 years of Warren’s…

  • Wellesley

    Mary Perini Iglesias 12/10/2014 Wellesley, MA

    Iglesias, Mary Perini 84, of Framingham, passed away peacefully, December 10, 2014. She was born November 10, 1930 to the late Louis and Florence Perini. Mary was a graduate of Wellesley High School and Marymount College of Tarrytown, NY. Mary was a resident of Framingham and was actively involved with The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. She enjoyed vacationing in Singer Island, FL and loved volunteering, emailing, reading, crossword puzzles, movies, and Judge Judy. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Louis Perini II and her sister, Virginia Murphy; and survived by siblings, Florita Field, Al Perini, David Perini and Helen…

  • Waltham

    Lawrence DeLuca

    Of Newton, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday morning, December 10, 2014 at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn. He was 72. Born and raised in West Newton to the late Lawrence Carmen DeLuca, Sr. and Theresa M. (Yerardi), he was a lifelong resident of Newton. Lawrence was a graduate of Newton High School and worked for the City of Newton Forestry Department for many years. Mr. DeLuca loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, he loved music and animals. He is survived by his loving sisters Elizabeth Bradley and her husband Charles of Winthrop, Marilyn Deluca Prisio and her husband Angelo of Revere, Lorraine DeLuca and…

  • Wayland

    Robert Austin Norcross, Jr. 12/8/2014 Wayland, MA

    Robert Austin Norcross, Jr., 63, of Newton, went to be with the Lord peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 8, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Boston on March 9, 1951 the son of the late Robert A. Norcross, Sr. and Constance V. (Murphy) Norcross. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years whom he met in high school, Dorothy L. (Allen) Norcross of Newton formerly of Wayland. Beloved father of Laura Norcross Godfrey and her husband Christopher of Natick; Karen Norcross Price and her husband Joseph of Newton; Sarah Norcross Ehrhorn and her husband George…

  • Roxbury

    Nora (O’Mahony) McHugh 12/10/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    McHUGH, Nora (O’Mahony) of West Roxbury, formerly of Roslindale, December 10, 2014. Born May 13, 1933 in Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland. Beloved wife of the late James McHugh for 56 years. Devoted mother of Mary E. “Marie” Donovan and husband, Thomas F. of East Walpole, James G. and wife, Melina H. of Lynnfield, Eileen T. Olsen and husband, Ron, of Walpole and Anne F. Childs and husband, Jonathan, of Sudbury. Loving Nana of Noreen E. (Donovan) Anderson and husband Luke K. of Taunton and Dennis F. Donovan of East Walpole, Gregory J. McHugh of Lynnfield, Thomas R. Cashman of West Roxbury, Jessica L. Olsen of Walpole and Amanda Olsen of…

  • Revere

    Josephine Zirpolo

    Josephine “Dolly” (Schepici) Zirpolo of Orient Heights East Boston passed away unexpectedly December 10, 2014 at home. Beloved wife of Richard Zirpolo with who she shared 52 years of marriage. Loving mother of Renee Zirpolo and her fiancé Timothy Deconinick and Riena Zirpolo and her fiancé Sam Faysal all of Malden. Cherished grandmother of Richard and Paul Zirpolo and Sydney Faysal. Dear sister of Emily Zirpolo of Saugus, Concetta Celeste of Billerica, Anthony Schepici of Marshfield, Joseph Schepici of NH and the late Norman Jean Hibbard and Arthur Schepici. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Dolly’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral…

  • Mattapoisett

    Philip J. Tully 12/10/2014 Mattapoisett, MA

    Philip John Tully made a peaceful transition from this mortal life to the eternal hereafter on Wednesday December 10, 2014 surrounded by the tender care of family and friends in the home that he loved. He was born May 24, 1953 in New Britain, CT. He was the son of the late George F. and Marie F. Tully and brother of the late Jeffrey A. Tully. He leaves behind his lifetime love and wife of 32 years, Barbara A. Tully who he referred to with great affection as “B”. He also leaves behind his dear sons Brendan G. Tully of Mattapoisett, and Colin J. Tully of Atlanta GA, in whom…

  • LEICESTER

    Eleanor M. Biscornet 12/8/2014 Leicester, MA

    LEICESTER: Eleanor M. (Sloan) Biscornet, 93, of Main Street in the Cherry Valley section of Leicester died Monday, Dec. 8 in Life Care Center of Auburn after an illness. Her husband, Louis J. Biscornet died in 1988. She leaves three daughters; Margaret M. Darling and her husband Leonard of Cherry Valley, Barbara A. Lekstrom of Rochdale and Nancy M. Oliver and her husband Clarence, Sr. of Worcester, three grandchildren; Patrice Hunt of Rochester, N.H., Robin Hunt of Rochdale and Clarence Oliver, Jr. of Worcester, six great-grandchildren: Jonah, Nathaniel, Ethan, Annie, Lilly & Emily, many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by nine brothers and sisters. Mrs. Biscornet was born in…

  • Malden

    Raymond F. MacDonald 12/10/2014 malden, MA / Somerville, MA

    Raymond F. MacDonald passed away at the Blaire House in Tewksbury on December 10, 2014. He was 81 years old. Raymond was a longtime resident of Somerville. He was a United States Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict and worked for the MBTA as a train operator for 15 years. Raymond was the beloved husband of Lulamae (Dalton) MacDonald. He was the loving father of Donna Barton and Karen MacDonald both of Saugus, Lorene Ficociello and her husband Bennett of Peabody, and Renee McDormand and her husband Keith of Manchester, NH. Raymond was the dear brother of Eleanor Andrews, Edna Ducey, and the late Edward and Joseph MacDonald. He is…

  • Franklin

    Kathleen Mary Madden 12/9/2014 Franklin, MA

    Kathleen Mary (Hudson) Madden, 48, of Franklin, died at home on Dec 9th. She is survived by her beloved husband of 21 years, Christopher Sean Madden, two children, Ryan Christopher and Megan Elizabeth, both students at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, her parents William and Mary Hudson of Westmont, N.J. and her two sisters, Elizabeth Curran (wife of Andrew) of Haddon Township, N.J. and Elizabeth Cleff (wife of Stephen) of Collingswood, N.J. Kathleen was born on April 19, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Doylestown, PA. The Maddens also lived in Kauai, HI and then Glastonbury, CT before moving to Franklin, MA 10 years ago. Kathleen…

  • Brookline

    Reginald F. Steele 12/9/2014 natick, MA / Brookline, MA

    Reginald F. Steele 83, of Natick died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Metro West Medical Center in Natick. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence l. (Corrigan) Steele who died in 2012 after sharing 52 years of marriage. A Natick resident for 44 years he was born in Boston the son of the late James and Anne (Smith) Steele. Mr. Steele was a Firefighter for the Town of Brookline serving 30 years, retiring in 1992. He also worked part time as a landscaper, a job which he continued as a hobby after retirement. He was a member of the Natick Elks, enjoyed pro sports, particularly the Bruins,…

  • Dedham

    Helen Gavrilles 12/6/2014 Dedham, MA

    GAVRILLES, Helen – In South Carolina, December 6, 2014, formerly of Dedham. Visiting hours in the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM, Thursday, Dec. 11 from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral Service in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown St., Weston, Friday, Dec. 12 at 11:00am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment will follow in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. View Full Notice → Helen Gavrilles 12/6/2014 Dedham, MA

  • Dracut

    Kenneth Ahlquist

    DRACUT- Kenneth Ahlquist, 66, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ruth Shaw-Lessard. Kenneth was born in Portsmouth, NH on November 26, 1948, a son of the late Mary (Joyce) and Frederick Ahlquist. He was educated in Maine and graduated from Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine, class of 1967 and also attended McIntosh Business College in Dover, NH. He was also certified in Homeland Security from UMASS Lowell. Ken served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was stationed in Germany, until being honorably discharged. For…

  • Springfield

    Cosimo “Tony” Longo

    Cosimo A. Longo 1932-2014 Springfield- Cosimo A. “Tony” Longo, 82, of Springfield passed away on December 5, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center. Tony was born in Springfield on March 8, 1932 to the late Peter and Michelina (Iannopollo) Longo. Tony served his country as a proud member of the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Eastern Electronics Company Inc. Tony will be missed by all who knew him including his wife Charlotte A. Longo; his daughter, Charlene Longo of Hyannis; and his son, Peter A. Longo of Enfield, CT. Friends are asked to meet directly at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA, on Friday, December…

  • Boston

    Robert “Bobby” Matranga 12/10/2014 Medford, MA / Tewksbury, MA / Boston, MA

    Robert “Bobby” Matranga of North Billerica died Wednesday, December 10 in the Saints Memorial Hospital, Lowell. Raised and educated in Medford, he was the son of Marie “Mela” (Cartolano) Matranga of Tewksbury and the late Salvatore. Bobby lived for almost 30 years in Tewksbury and worked in construction. He was the devoted father of Erica Matranga and her fiancée Pat Randall of Boston, loving brother of Michele Matranga of Tewksbury, Roseann Venuti of Woburn, Marie and Sal Matranga, both of Tewksbury. Bobby is also survived by his former wife Sandra Maietta of Medford, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford…

  • Arlington

    Francis F. Baumgardner

    BAUMGARDNER, Francis G. “Frank” “Buddy” of Cambridge. Died on December 10, 2014 after a courageous battle, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Donalee (Green) Cherished son of Catherine Baumgardner of Cambridge and the late Orris Baumgardner. Loving father of Cynthia Hynes of Medford, Sandra Brigham of Wakefield, Brian and his wife Mandy of Manchester, NH, and the late Lisa Goncalves. Devoted Papa of Chris, Nick, Kayla, Brian, and Bradyn. Father in law of Armindo Goncalves of Revere. Brother in law of Kim Costanza and family. Uncle of Sarah and Shawn. Relatives and friends invited to visiting hours on Sunday from 2-5:30 pm with a Masonic service at 5:30 pm…

  • Haverhill

    Wayne D. Bemis, 64

    SPRING LAKE, N.C.: Formerly from Salem, N.H., passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Martin and Claire Bemis. He was survived by his wife, Quennia (Hargrove) Bemis. He View Full Notice → Wayne D. Bemis, 64

  • Boston

    Celia C. (Carris) Panos 12/11/2014 West Roxbury, MA / Boston, MA / Roslindale, MA / Dedham, MA / Danvers, MA

    Panos, Celia C. “Tess” (Carris) of West Roxbury, December 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John D. Panos. Loving mother of Jim and his wife JoAnn, John, Lee and her husband Sam. Daughter of the late James and Eugenia Carigianis. Loving sister of Helen Trakas, and the late Peter Carris and his wife Mary. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours on Sunday December 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in The Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral services and interment will be private. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600 View Full…

  • Salem

    Albert J. Lecouter, 92

    TOPSFIELD: Albert J. Lecouter, of Topsfield and formerly of Essex, passed away Monday at the Masconomet Healthcare Center surrounded by his family. He was 92. The beloved husband of Bernice M. (Tarsoo View Full Notice → Albert J. Lecouter, 92

  • Vineyard Haven

    Mark R. Hanschka

    Mark Richard Hanschka of Sunriver and Portland, Oregon, died on June 1, 2014 following a brief illness. He was 80 at the time of his death. In his youth, he was a frequent summer visitor to East Chop, and he maintained a lifelong connection to Martha’s Vineyard through his family here. A dedicated doctor, Mark was also an avid runner, skier, backpacker, and mountaineer. He played classical piano, piloted his single-engine plane cross-country, traveled widely, and hiked with the Mazamas mountaineering club. He climbed the Pacific Northwest’s 16 highest peaks and hiked Kauai’s Kalalau Trail in a three-generation family backpack trip at age 76. He actively supported environmental causes and…

  • North Andover

    Claire Louise (Donnelly) Tobia, 94

    WINDHAM, NH: Claire Louise (Donnelly) Tobia, age 94, of Windham, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, December 8, surrounded by her loving family at the Warde Health Center, Windham, N.H. Claire wa View Full Notice → Claire Louise (Donnelly) Tobia, 94

  • Methuen

    Claire L. (Donnelly) Tobia 12/8/2014 Windham, NH / Salem, NH / Methuen, MA

    Claire Louise (Donnelly) Tobia, age 94, of Windham, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 8, surrounded by her loving family at the Warde Health Center, Windham, NH. Claire was born in Fall River, MA, one of eight children of Lawrence and Susan Donnelly. In Fall River, she attended Saint Mary’s School and was taught by the Sisters of Mercy. She later attended Durfee High School and worked in Fall River where she met and married John Tobia – a marriage that lasted for 67 years, until John’s death in 2010. Claire was a loving and devoted mother of three: John (Toby) Tobia and his wife, Tami of Eagle River,…

  • Boston

    Aniela B. (Janczure) Landoch 12/9/2014

    Fall River … Aniela B. (Janczura) Landoch, 90, of Fall River died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the widow of Mathew J. Landoch. She was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Szadowiec) Janczura, she had lived in Bridgeport, Ct for 40 years moving back to Fall River in 1984. Mrs. Landoch was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality as well as a pierogi lady. She worked as a machine operator in the textile industry and was a member of the I.L.G.W.U.A. Survivors include a son Matthew J. Landoch…

  • New Bedford

    Edward A. Lopes 12/9/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Edward A. Lopes, 96, of New Bedford died December 9, 2014 peacefully at Royal Taber Street Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Amelia G. (Vieira) Lopes. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Augusto and Eugenia (Alemao) Lopes, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. Mr. Lopes was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. He was formerly employed by Berkshire-Hathaway before retiring from Revere Copper and Brass. Mr. Lopes enjoyed dancing and word search puzzles. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal and the World War II…