• Methuen

    Mary Jane Gagnon 12/15/2014 Methuen, MA

    Mary Jane Gagnon, 75 of Methuen passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2014 surrounded by her children. Mary was born on May 27, 1939 to the late James Howard Boyd and Dorothy (Thompson) Boyd. She was the long time proprietor of Central Yellow Cab Company of Lawrence. Mary owned and operated the cab company from a very young age until 1988. She also worked as a home health aide for disabled adults through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in North Andover . She cared very deeply for the men in her care saying, “it wasn’t just a job – I loved them as if they were my own.” She enjoyed needle…

  • Natick

    Erick Saul Hernandez 12/16/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Roslingdale, MA / Ashland, MA

    Erick Saúl Hernández of Framingham passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was only twenty-eight years old. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, he was the devoted son of Saul and Patricia (Sosa) Hernández of Framingham. Erick came to the United States at the age of three and lived in Natick for one year before settling in Framingham. He was a 2004 graduate of Framingham High School and then attended Mt. Ida College and Framingham State. Mr. Hernandez worked for Philip’s Lifeline for five years, Bernardi Toyota of Framingham for a year and finally with BNY Mellon of Westborough as a…

  • New Bedford

    Hugh J. McKenna 12/17/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Hugh J. McKenna, 94, of New Bedford died Wednesday December 17, 2014 peacefully at home. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Harrington) McKenna. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Quirk) McKenna, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. Mr. McKenna was formerly employed as a cable splicer for the New England Telephone Company until his retirement. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a member of the New England Telephone Company Pioneers and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He was an avid gardener, great neighbor, and wonderful grandfather. His…

  • Lee

    Mary Klein

    Mary Ila Ware Klein, 86, a resident of McLean, VA since 1965, died peacefully on December 13, 2014 at The Jefferson in Arlington, VA. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to Robert Wright Ware and Anne McFall, she was raised in Havertown, PA and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ High School in Moylan, PA. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, DC with a B.A. in English literature. Prior to his death in 1986, Mrs. Klein accompanied her husband, Philip A. Klein, on Foreign Service assignments to Libya, Uganda, and the Sudan. She was manuscript editor for the book “Libya and the UN” by the late Sir Adrian Pelt, former Assistant…

  • Winchester

    Barbara G. Hickin 12/13/2014 Winchester, MA

    Barbara G. (Oliver) Hickin, of Winchester, passed away on December 13th, 2014, at age 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Hickin, and the loving mother of Pamela M. Hickin of Yorkshire, England and the late Michael G. Hickin. Barbara is also survived by three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Eve Sophia Desmond. A Memorial Service will be held in the Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church St., Winchester, MA 01890 on Tuesday, January 6th @ 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Parish of the Epiphany at…

  • Worcester County

    William J. Bombard 12/16/2014 Worcester, MA

    WORCESTER – William J. Bombard, 83, of Worcester, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a quiet and brave battle with cancer. Bill now joins his wife and true love, Barbara, who died in 2005. He is survived by four children: Pamela Boyle and her husband Brian, of Fort Myers, Florida; Thomas Bombard and his wife Leonilda, of Northampton; Michael Bombard and his wife Diane, of Holden; and Timothy Bombard and his wife Jacqueline, of Sturbridge. He is also remembered with love by his ten grandchildren and a brand new great-grandson, as well as countless friends, neighbors,…

  • Waltham

    Paul Devlin

    Of Georgetown, MA & Drakes Island, Maine, formerly of Lexington passed away peacefully Sunday evening December 14th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Drakes, Island, Maine at the age of 90. Born on March 12, 1924 in Worcester; beloved son of the late John Joseph Devlin and Margaret Sarah (Gannon) Devlin, Paul was raised in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. He moved his family following employment transfers to Syracuse New York, Newington Connecticut and Arlington before settling in Lexington in 1961 where he resided with his family until 1992 when he moved to Georgetown, MA and Drakes Island, Maine. A graduate of Commerce High School…

  • Taunton

    Collette A. Murphy 12/16/2014 Taunton, MA / Stuart, FL

    Ms. Collette A. Murphy, of Taunton and formerly of Stuart, Fla., died Tuesday, December 16 in Longmeadow of Taunton following a lengthy illness. She was born 69 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late Leo F. and Rita C. (Piche) Murphy. She was educated in Taunton, having graduated from the former Bishop Cassidy High School in 1963, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stonehill College in Easton and St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Medical Technology in Worcester. Prior to her retirement, Collette was employed as a Manager for General Electric Biomedical in Jupiter, Fla. She was previously employed by Marquette Medical Services in Kansas City, Kansas, and was…

  • Wakefield

    Fern Caruso 12/16/2014 Dennisport, MA / Medford, MA / Wakefield, MA / Holliston, MA

    Fern (Hutchings) Caruso, lifelong resident of Medford, died Tuesday, December 16 in the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary (Marshall) Hutchings. Fern was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Caruso and the devoted mother of Diane Barry of Dennisport, Russell Caruso and his wife Elaine of Wakefield, James Caruso and his wife Ruth of Holliston, and the late George “Freddy” Caruso. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be celebrated in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford Saturday, December 20 at 5:00PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited…

  • Somerville

    Evelyn L. (Richmond) Olson 12/15/2014 Salem, NH / Somerville, MA

    E. Louise (Richmond) Olson, age 81, of Salem, NH, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA. Louise was born in Somerville, MA, where she grew up and was educated. She was a resident of Salem for the past 53 years. Louise was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, MA. She was a charter member of the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church in Salem, NH. She was active in the Salem and Windham Senior Citizens. Louise enjoyed knitting for family, friends, as well as for several charities in town and different organizations. She enjoyed trips to Arizona and loved spending summers at Cobbetts Pond in Windham, where…

  • Watertown

    Lillian Maranjian 12/12/2014

    Maranjian, Lillian ( nee Klanian), formerly of Westwood, Ma, December 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Berj Maranjian. Devoted mother of Lorig and the late Lisa. Visitation December 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m. St. Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Ave, Watertown to be followed immediately by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made by mail to Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, P.O. Box 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 or online at act.alz.org. Interment at Westwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown. View Full Notice → Lillian Maranjian 12/12/2014

  • Roslindale

    Eleanor L DeSario 12/16/2014 Roslindale, MA

    DeSario, Eleanor L. (Favret) beloved wife of the late Michael DeSario and devoted mother of Joan M. DeSario, of Boston, Barbara J. Chekijian, and her husband Cesar of Livingston, NJ and Michael J. DeSario and his wife Maria of Roslindale. Sister of Marion McDonald, of Westwood; and the late Mary Dragani, Alice DiBello, Louise Mahoney, Mildred Dondero, Irene Azzari, Evelyn Favret, Edgar, Eugene and Raymond Favret. Loving grandmother of Janice Romano, Cynthia Tierney, Jack Derek and Scott Chekijian and Christina DeSario and great grandmother of Marisa, Gina and Michael Romano, Jared, Lauren, Ethan and Erika Sunshine. Funeral Friday December 19, 2014 at 9 AM from the Joseph Russo Funeral Home…

  • Roxbury

    Dorothea C. “Dot” (Molaskey) Kennedy 12/16/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    KENNEDY, Dorothea C. “Dot” (Molaskey) Of West Roxbury, December 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Thomas B. Kennedy. Devoted mother of Thomas and his wife Joan of Norwell, Richard of West Roxbury, and James and his wife Peggy of West Roxbury. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of her best friend Claire Haverty of West Roxbury and James Molaskey and his wife Mary Ann of Stow. Visitation in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Saturday, Dec. 20 from 8:00-9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church, West Roxbury at 10:00am. Relatives and friends kindly…

  • Mattapoisett

    Allen T. Parker 12/17/2014 Mattapoisett, MA

    Allen Thurston Parker, 85, of Mattapoisett, died December 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Shirley J. (Corey) Parker and the son of the late Mabel (Tripp) and Robert E. Parker. Born and lived at Pine Hill Farm in Acushnet until joining the Army during the Korean conflict, served as a sergeant in the 325th Tank Battalion and after his discharge and marriage, lived in Fairhaven, Rochester and Mattapoisett. He was a descendant of Whaling Capt. George J. Parker and of Whaling Capt. John J. Parker. He retired from AT&T in 1986 after spending many years with New England Telephone Company. Later he was assigned to Lucent Technologies as…

  • Malden

    Laurie J. Musker 12/14/2014 Malden, MA / Medford, MA / Woburn, MA / Stoneham, MA

    Laurie J. Musker “Pebbles” passed away after a long illness at the Everett Nursing Center. She was 46. Raised in Medford, Laurie was the daughter of William “Larry” Musker and the late Dolores (Fasano) Musker. She was proud of the fact that she was the first female graduate from Medford Vocational High School Auto Shop in 1986. Not long after her high school years she was stricken with a form of MS. She was cared for by her devoted family. Laurie was a loving mother to Daniel Musker of Malden. She also leaves behind many other loving and devoted aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be celebrated in…

  • Hanson

    Alverda (Higgins) (Curry) Ricker 12/16/2014 Hanson, MA / Whitman, MA

    Alverda (Higgins) (Curry) Ricker, 93, of Hanson, died Tuesday December 16th in the Sachem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Bridgewater. She was the wife of the late Glen Curry, Walter Ricker and Walter Blanchard, her companion for the last 20 years. Born in Whitman, daughter of the late Byron and Bernice (Randall) Higgins. She was a graduate of Whitman High School class of 1939. Alverda was a lifelong member of the Whitman First Congregational Church. She loved sewing and did it for years as a profession, also worked at Saftlers in Whitman for many years. Alverda also enjoyed traveling around the world and sailing on Walter’s sailboat. She is…

  • Fall River

    Pauline (Robitaille) Gosselin 12/17/2014 Fall River, MA

    Pauline (Robitaille) Gosselin, age 74 of Fall River passed away December 17, 2014. She was the wife of Richard J. Gosselin and daughter of the late Roland and Alice (Bouvette) Robitaille. She had worked at. Lightolier Mfg. Pauline was the mother of Richard Gosselin Jr. (wife Kristin) of Abington and Paul Gosselin of Fall River; sister of Diane Monteiro of Fall River and the late Roland, Raymond and Lawrence “Larry” Robitaille. She was the grandmother of Sherri Constantino and Jessica Gosselin. She also leaves 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1521 N. Main St.,…