• Medford

    Charles H. Luciano 12/13/2014 Magnolia, MA / Arlington, MA / Medford, MA / Somerville, MA

    Charles H. Luciano, 93 of Magnolia, died Saturday after a brief illness in the Magnolia. Born in Somerville, he lived in Magnolia for the past 18 years and was formerly of Arlington. He was the son of the late Esther (Vena) and John Luciano. Charles was the Co-Owner of the former Araban Coffee Company in Boston for many years and retired in 1989. He was a graduate of Somerville High in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 to 1946. A former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Medford Elks Lodge 915. Charles enjoyed a full life with family and dear friends.…

  • Methuen

    Helen M. (Rodziewicz) Sunderland 12/11/2014 Methuen, MA

    Helen M. (Rodziewicz) Sunderland, age 90 of Methuen passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Holy Family Hospital. Helen was born on November 18, 1924 in Dracut to the late Peter and Sophie Rodziewicz. She was a long time communicant of St. Monica’s Parish of Methuen. Helen enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and going out for meals and attending family get-togethers. Her greatest hobby was crocheting and she will be fondly remembered for her generous homemade afghans. In the summers she enjoyed spending time at her cottage at Province Lake in East Wakefield, NH. She will forever be remembered for her kindness, her unyielding…

  • Natick

    Richard J. “Twerpa” Brady 12/15/2014 Natick, MA

    Richard J. “Twerpa” Brady, 88 of Natick and formerly of Cape Cod, died Monday, December 15th at the Carlyle House in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen L. (Fannon) Brady who died in 1999. A Natick resident for more than 75 years he was born in Natick the son of the late Patrick and Ella (Johnson) Brady. Mr. Brady was a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years retiring in 1986. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II. Mr. Brady enjoyed playing slow pitch softball, and was member of several teams in the Natick and…

  • Worcester County

    Dionissios Drakodaidis 12/9/2014 Worcester, MA

    Dionissios Drakodaidis, 62, of Worcester, passed away Tuesday, December 9th at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece while on vacation. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Bessie (Ziogas) Drakodaidis; his daughter, Aliki(Drakodaidis)Sofis and her husband, William John Sofis; his parents, Konstantinos and Aliki Glavas; his two brothers, Philippas Drakodaidis and Athanasios Glavas, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. His biological father, Philipogiannis Drakodaidis, and his parents-in-law, George and Kaliope Ziogas predeceased him. Dionissios was born in Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece, and immigrated to the United States in 1983. He served in Greece’s Special Forces and Merchant Marines, and worked at Steris Isometics in Marlborough until 2008.…

  • Wellesley

    Richard J. (Dick) Ganong Sr. 12/14/2014 Wellesley, MA

    GANONG, Richard J. (Dick), 76, of Wellesley, MA, Naples, FL and Kennebunk, ME, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. A Wellesley resident for 46 years, Dick was born in Malden, MA on January 14, 1938. Raised in West Roxbury and Auburndale, he was the son of Donald and Margaret (Cooney) Ganong. Dick graduated from Newton High School in 1955. A life long passionate golfer, Dick began caddying at Braeburn Country Club at the age of 12 and was later caddy master. He attended Boston College as a recipient of a Francis Ouimet Caddy Scholarship and graduated from the School of Management…

  • Taunton

    Maria Luisa Tome 12/13/2014 Taunton, MA

    In Taunton, December 13, 2014 Maria Luisa (Bento) Tome beloved wife of Adelino “Al” Tome died in her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 68. Born and educated in Sao Miguel, Portugal, Maria was the daughter of the late Ernesto and Guilhermina (Correia) Bento. She was retired from the Swank Company working in Attleboro and Taunton. Maria was the mother of Elizabeth Wade Tome and her husband Stephen of Dighton and Susan Tome of Taunton. Loving grandmother of Gabriella and Harrison Wade of Dighton and Keelan, Denaia and Jazarah Myers of Taunton. Sister of Maria DeMelo of Brazil, Ernesto Bento of Sao Miguel, Portugal and the…

  • Southbridge

    Nelson Gonzalez of Southbridge, Massachusetts, February 28, 1965 – December 10, 2014

    ​SOUTHBRIDGE:  Nelson Gonzalez, 49, of Marcy St. died Wednesday, December 10, 2014. He leaves his wife Elizabeth Callazo, his daughter Natasha Lee Gonzalez, and his brothers and sisters Radames Perez of  Southbridge, Ramiro Perez f Southbridge, Norma Gonzalez of Southbridge, Shirley Gonzalez of Hatfield, 2 grandchildren.  Nelson was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico the son of Domingo Gonzalez and Carmen Hernandez and lived in Southbridge many years.  He was a warehouse worker.  Calling hours are Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 10:00AM to NOON with a service at NOON in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  An online guestbook is available at…

  • Somerville

    Antonio C. “Tony” Venturo 12/13/2014 Medford, MA / Somerville, MA / Wakefield, MA

    Antonio C. “Tony” Venturo, 89 of Medford, died Saturday unexpectedly in the Tufts Medical Center, Boston. Born in Italy, he lived in Medford since 1986 and was formerly of Somerville. He was the son of the late Concetta (Colasante) and Paolo Venturo. Antonio was the Proprietor, of the former Ball Sq. Italian Bakery, in Somerville for 20 years. Beloved husband of Esterina (Balerna) Venturo. Devoted father of Maria Plunkett and her husband Jim of Wakefield, Paul Venturo of Somerville. Loving grandfather of Holly Kane, James Plunkett, Ashley Dobbs and Shelby Vermillion. Loving great grandfather of Scarlett and Vivian Kane. Brother of Gabriele Venturo of Melrose and the late Vincenzo and…

  • Watertown

    Rosalie Aaronian 12/10/2014 Watertown, MA

    Rosalie Ann Aaronian, of Medford, died Dec.10, 2014 at Lahey Hospital, in Burlington, MA. The daughter of the late Suren and Nevart (Kazarosian) Aaronian, she was born Aug. 30, 1936 and lived her entire life in Somerville and Medford. A graduate of Medford High School and Leland Powers School, she worked for WHDH-TV, Community Opticians, Greyhound, and G.H. Hall Publishing. She was a life-long member of the First Armenian Church of Belmont, MA. An avid fan of Boston sports, she followed the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics for decades. She looked forward to the Winter Olympics every four years and was devoted to Judge Judy. She was a loving…

  • Pembroke

    Michael B. Peloquin 12/9/2014 Pembroke, MA

    Michael B. Peloquin, 30, of Pembroke, passed away on December 9, 2014. Michael is survived by his mother, the late Denise Savage, his daughters Lilly and Kyleigh, his grandparents, Edward and Patricia Cadorette, his aunt Darlene Savage and Aunt and uncle Donna and Chris Pendexter. He is also survived by his cousin Clayton Pendexter, his loving fiancé Lyndsey Pacelli and his great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Memorial visiting hours will be held Friday, December 19, from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 7 Mattakeesett St, Pembroke MA, with a service at 8:00PM. View Full Notice → Michael B. Peloquin 12/9/2014 Pembroke, MA

  • Spencer

    Rev. Laurence Bourget 12/12/2014 Spencer, MA

    Fr. Laurence Bourget, O.C.S.O., 99 SPENCER – A preeminent chapter in the history of the Trappist community at St. Joseph’s Abbey ended late Friday evening, December 12, 2014, with the passing of Father Laurence Bourget. O.C.S.O. Born Joseph George Bourget, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the second child of George and Rose (née Tetrault) Bourget in 1915, he was thoroughly immersed in Rhode Island’s Catholic culture, attending Notre Dame Parochial School, staffed by the Sisters of St. Ann, Sacred Heart Academy, a middle school run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Saint Raphael Christian Brothers Academy, where his studies focused on languages, particularly French, English, Latin and Greek.…

  • Gloucester

    Capt. Carlo Ciolino 12/13/2014 Gloucester, MA

    GLOUCESTER – Capt. Carlo Ciolino, 75, died Saturday evening, December 13, 2014, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital following an extended illness. He was the husband of Mary J. (Lovasco) Ciolino. Born in Terrasini, Sicily on December 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Angela (Ciarametaro) Ciolino. Carlo came to Gloucester at the age of 27. He fished aboard numerous vessels including the f/v Texas, Hazel B and Jean D’Arc. He ultimately became the captain of his own boat, the f/v Angela C. He was a life-member of the St. Peter’s Club. In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by a daughter and…

  • Kingston

    John R. Alvaro 12/12/2014 Kingston, MA

    John R. Alvaro, 74, of Kingston, Passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 after a long term illness. John was born in Monticello NY. He is survived by his loving wife Joan F. Alvaro. He is also survived buy his parents the late Frank Alvaro and the late Vina Bergen Lang. He was the loving father of seven children, his sons John David Alvaro of Clintondale, NY, Dean Alvaro of Clintondale, NY, Mark Alvaro of State Hill, NY, his daughter Nancy Cowan of Binghamton, NY. He was also survived by his step daughters, Linda Gaudreau of Scituate, MA, Joanne Paladino of Pembroke MA, Susan Caggiano of Kingston, MA. John was the…

  • Carver

    Jan L. Tracey 12/13/2014 Carver, MA

    Jan L. (Wilde) Tracey, 75, of Carver passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her home under the care of family and hospice. She was the wife of the late Thomas O. Tracey. Born in Brockton she was the daughter of the late Russell and Lois (Bourne) Wilde and had lived in Carver for over 50 years. Jan was a customer representative with the Harbor One Bank for many years. She also enjoyed knitting and other crafts. Jan was also active in her community, as a member of the Carver Historical Commission, Community Preservation Committee, and was the founding member of the Lakenham Green Preservation Committee. She also enjoyed volunteering…