• Natick

    Thomas W. Wong 12/20/2014 Natick, MA / Raynham, MA / West Boylston, MA / Arlington, MA / Brookline, MA

    Thomas W. Wong, age 62, a retired MBTA operator, died suddenly at his longtime Natick home on Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was the devoted husband of M. Sharon (Orechia) Wong for 34 years. Tom was the loving father of Bryan W. Wong of Marlborough, Sonya M.L. Bastarache and her wife Amanda of West Boylston, and Danyelle M.L. Wong of Natick; beloved son of Doo Ning Wong of Brookline and the late Lee Wong; brother of James M. Wong and his wife Robyn of Raynham, David K. Wong of Raynham, and Richard H. Wong and his wife Gina of Arlington; and son-in-law of Arthur and Carolyn (Strojny) Orechia of Danvers.…

  • New Bedford

    Stuart I. Gomes 12/13/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Stuart I. Gomes, 71, of New Bedford died December 13, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Alfred R. Gomes and Marie (Fermino) Gomes-Johnson. The family would like to thank Otis Johnson, brothers, sisters and friends who helped in their time of need. Survivors include his son, Jason Gomes; and several brothers and sisters. He was the brother of the late Bradley Gomes, Karleen Johnson and Sandra Gomes. His arrangements are private. View Full Notice → Stuart I. Gomes 12/13/2014 New Bedford, MA

  • Taunton

    Mary McCarthy 12/19/2014 Taunton, MA

    In Taunton, December 19, 2014 Mary McCarthy wife of the late Charles McCarthy died at Taunton Nursing Home at the age of 90. Mary was born and educated in Japan. She was a retired assembler for Raytheon Industries working there for many years. Mary was the daughter of Miuki Asami of Japan and grandmother of two granddaughters and many great grandchildren. A service will be held at the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton on Tuesday, December 23rd at 11:30 AM. Calling hours will be from 10:30-11:30 AM Tuesday morning. Interment St Francis Cemetery in Taunton. View Full Notice → Mary McCarthy 12/19/2014 Taunton, MA

  • Reading

    Joseph Gatta 12/19/2014 Woburn, MA / Reading, MA / Wilmington, MA / Tewksbury, MA

    Gatta, Joseph, Of Woburn, formerly of Reading, December 19, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Maureen (Sullivan) Gatta. Devoted father of Colleen Moulton of Tewksbury, Joseph Gatta of Reading, Craig Gatta of Wilmington, Daniel Gatta of Tewksbury, Alicia Soares of Peabody, Aaron Gatta of Reading, and John Gatta of Peabody. Also survived by 12 Loving Grandchildren. Brother of Frank Gatta of Woburn, Marianne Curtis of Wilmington, Bob Gatta of Salem, NH, John Gatta of Woburn and the late Michael Gatta. Further survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. WOBURN, Wednesday, December 24th at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass…

  • Plymouth

    James G. Hennessy 12/20/2014 Plymouth, MA

    James G. Hennessy, 71, died on December 20th at Beth Israel – Plymouth after a lengthy illness. He resided at 23 Prince Street, Plymouth, MA. Born and raised in New York City, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School and attended Marist College. He resided for many years in Connecticut, Cape Cod and most recently, Plymouth. Jim held management positions spanning 30 years at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT; the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT; and Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was past President of the CT Association of Patient Account Management, past President at the Hospital of St. Raphael Credit Union, past member…

  • Needham

    Giovanni “John” Virgilio 12/18/2014 Needham, MA

    VIRGILIO, Giovanni “John” Of Needham, December 18th, age 94. Born in Navelli, Italy. Beloved husband of Maria (Santucci) Virgilio for 68 years. Devoted father of Antoinette M. Virgilio of Newton Upper Falls, Fred M. Virgilio and his wife Andrea of Needham, Clemente Virgilio and his wife Carol of Needham. Grandfather of Angela, Lisa, Karla, John, Maria, Daniella, Paul, David and Donna. Also survived by 11 great grandchildren. Brother of Sergio Virgilio of Framingham and the late Mario Virgilio. John was the founder of the Echo Bridge Restaurant of Newton Upper Falls. Funeral from the George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, Monday at 9 a.m. followed…

  • Canton

    David Lane 12/19/2014 Foxboro, MA / Canton, MA

    David G. Lane age 59 of Foxboro, formerly of Canton passed away December 19th at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston, he was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School. He worked as a Truck Driver for Cyn Environmental for many years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and enjoyed boating and doing handy work around the house. Beloved husband of Donna T. (Tamulis). Father of Becky Lane of Foxboro. Son of the late Errol and Roberta Lane. Brother of Errol R. Lane of Mansfield, Donna Griffin of Whitman, Roberta Newcomb and Alan Lane both of Taunton and the late…

  • Carver

    George A. Peck, Sr 12/19/2014 Carver, MA

    George A. Peck, Sr., “Big George”, 68, of Carver, passed away on December 19, 2014 after lengthy illness. Beloved husband of 49 years to Marjorie Peck of Carver. Loving father to George Peck, Jr of Carver, and the late David M. Peck. Son of the late George F. and Mary Quinlan Peck. Brother of Joseph Peck of Carver, and brother in law of Robert E. Southwick of Taunton. Grandfather to Sarah Peck of Kingston. George is also survived by his extended family, as well as many loved ones. George was a lifetime member of the Plympton Upland Club, Carver Fire Department Assoc, MA Mechanic’s Assoc., and Plymouth County Fire Wardens…

  • Chelsea

    Edward C. Shaw 12/18/2014 Chelsea, MA

    SHAW, Edward C.- Of Malden and Melrose, December 18th. Devoted husband of the late Arlene (Kendale) and Christine (DiAntonio). Beloved father of Jean C. Ormrod and her husband Roland of Little River, SC, Leslie A. Waystack and her husband Charles and Lauren A. Temples and her companion Frank Limone all of Melrose and the late Robert B. Shaw. Cherished grandfather of Kerri A. DeWolf and her husband Kevin of Melrose and Bryan J. Melanson and his wife Dawn, Robert Melanson and Jillian Melanson all of Baltimore, MD. Also lovingly survived by 5 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a…

  • Auburn

    Rita Baker-Potvin

    AUBURN- Rita J. Baker-Potvin, 96, of Auburn, died in her home peacefully on Friday, December 19, 2014. A calling hour for Rita will be on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St, Auburn followed by her funeral Mass at 11:00AM in North American Martyr’s Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn. Burial will be private. For more information please visit, www.brittonfuneralhomes.com View Full Notice → Rita Baker-Potvin

  • Boston

    Michael Ramos 12/18/2014 Boston, MA

    Ramos, Michael BPD Of Boston, suddenly, Dec 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Niurka Hernandez. Loving father of Kintino, Emely, Michelle and Mailyn. Devoted son of Haydee Quinones and the late German Ramos. Devoted stepson of Ramon Diaz. Loving brother of German, Teddy, Enid and Haydee Ramos. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre Street WEST ROXBURY on Tuesday Dec. 23rd at 9:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help “Mission Church” at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 4pm – 8pm. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. Michael was a member…

  • Boston

    Aleja Carrion Osorio 12/20/2014 Boston, MA

    Aleja Carrion Osorio of Roxbury, formerly of Puerto Rico, on December 20, 2014. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Tuesday December 23 from 6-9 PM. Interment will take place in Puerto Rico. View Full Notice → Aleja Carrion Osorio 12/20/2014 Boston, MA

  • Salem

    Arlene F. Collins (Lewis), 70

    BEVERLY: Arlene passed away after a lengthy illness on December 10, 2014 at the Essex Park Rehab Center in Beverly. Arlene was born to the late Clifford Lewis, Sr. and the late Mary Brewster (Hector) View Full Notice → Arlene F. Collins (Lewis), 70

  • Vineyard Haven

    Scholar Carleton Mabee at 99

    Pulitzer Prize winner and seasonal Oak Bluffs resident Carleton Mabee died December 18, 2014 at the age of 99. The author of numerous books and articles on American history, Mr. Mabee was Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at New Paltz and had been a seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs since 1950. Professor Mabee was born in Shanghai in 1914. His parents were teachers and missionaries. He was educated at Bates College and Columbia University. His dissertation, The American Leonardo:  A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1944.  Writing in the introduction, Allan Nevins said, “It is fortunate that the…

  • Holden

    M. Evelyne (Nelson) Robillard

    STERLING – M. Evelyne (Nelson) Robillard, 92, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was born in Portland, Oregon, the third child of William Burgess and Maude Evelyne (Yingling) Nelson. She was predeceased by her sister, Mae Bouseman, and her brother, William Nelson. read more View Full Notice → M. Evelyne (Nelson) Robillard

  • North Andover

    Normand A. Fontaine, 89

    WOLFEBORO, NH: Normand A. Fontaine, 89, of Wolfeboro, passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the Wolfeboro Care Center with his family by his side. View Full Notice → Normand A. Fontaine, 89

  • Foxboro

    James J. Flynn

    James J. Flynn, 95, of Foxboro died on Friday, Dec 12. He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Connor) Flynn, and is survived by a son, Gerald J. Flynn of Attleboro; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. View Full Notice → James J. Flynn

  • Newburyport

    George I. Thompson, 85

    GEORGETOWN: George Irvin Thompson, 85, of Georgetown, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 18, in Boston while celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Nancy. George was born in Me View Full Notice → George I. Thompson, 85

  • Medford

    Angelina Taglilatelo 12/19/2014 Medford, MA / Somerville, MA / Weymouth, MA

    Angelina Taglilatelo passed away peacefully in the company of loving family at the Wilmington Health Care Center. She was 90. Born and raised in Somerville she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Dellano) Taglilatelo. She worked as an assembler in her early life and later studied to become a beautician. She worked as a hairdresser in Medford until her retirement. Angelina enjoyed travelling throughout Europe and really loved the company of her family and friends. She was a loving sister to Joseph Taglilatelo and his wife Sally of Weymouth, Robert Taglilatelo and his wife Patricia of Medford the late Gloria Woodside, Carl and Salvatore Taglilatelo, John and…

  • Hudson

    Margaret C. “Peggy” Gilroy 12/18/2014 Spring, TX / Hudson, MA / Worcester, MA / Bedford, MA / covington, KY

    Hudson, MA Margaret C. “Peggy” Gilroy, 86, died December 18, 2014 in Worcester. Mrs. Gilroy was born the seventh of thirteen children in Baltimore, MD to Hugh O’Conor Cross and Helen M. (Flanagan) Cross. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, James. J. Gilroy who passed away in June, 2009. She is survived by her loving children Molly McCoy and her husband, Alex, of Spring, TX and their three daughters, Emily, Elyse and Charlotte, Meg Amorati and her husband, Lou of Worcester, MA and their two daughters Olivia and Cara, Nancy Gilroy of Bedford, MA and her son Hugh, Jim Gilroy and his wife Donna of Covington,…

  • New Bedford

    Leonard L. Spinner 12/14/2014 New Bedford, MA

    NEW BEDFORD — Leonard L. Spinner, age 69 years of New Bedford died Sunday, December 14, 2014. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Leonard and Dorothy (Elais) Spinner. Leonard was a D.J. at JC Lounge, Friends and Lovers, and the Meeting Place. An activist for HIV/AIDS, he was very instrumental in fighting for services. Lenny sat on many local boards including SWCAB, GNBCHC, The Consortium and received many awards. His most precious was the Ryan White award. He also sat on the Board of Directors of Legal Services. Lenny had a passion for life, loved to travel and attend plays. He is survived by 3…

  • Worcester County

    Timothy F. Gilrein 12/18/2014 Worcester, MA

    Timothy F. Gilrein Worcester-Timothy F. Gilrein, 90, of Worcester passed away peacefully at home, on Thursday, December 18th, due to complications from a fall in his home on Veteran’s Day. He was lovingly cared for by his children and friend Alicia Bonneville PCA. Tim’s beloved wife Marion B. (Berthiaume) Gilrein predeceased him on August 11, 2012. Tim leaves six children: Timothy J. of Holland, Marybarbara Hughes and her husband, David of Fitchburg, Virginia G. Yamiolkowski and her husband Edward of Knotts Island NC., Thomas M. of Worcester, Ann T. Murphy and her husband, James of Paxton and John F. and his wife Barbara of Spencer. Tim leaves eleven grandchildren: Jennifer…

  • Taunton

    Brian P. Benjamin 12/12/2014 Taunton, MA / Bedford, MA

    BEDFORD – Brian P. Benjamin, formerly of Taunton, died at his Bedford home on Dec. 12, 2014 at the age of 56. Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late George and Frances (Stack) Benjamin. A 1976 graduate of Taunton High School, Brian enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1977 and served for the following three years. He was the general manager of Benjamin’s Restaurant in Taunton for over twenty-five years, and later worked at the VA Medical Center of Bedford as a chef. Brian loved animals, and in his spare time enjoyed playing golf. Survivors include a son, Eric P. Benjamin of Taunton; a daughter, Ashlee Benjamin…

  • Chelmsford

    Ian Pappastergion

    LOWELL- Ian A. Pappastergion, 22 of Oakland, California and formerly of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2014. He is the beloved son of James and Dayle (Neilson) Pappastergion and loving brother of Adam Pappastergion of Lowell. He was born in Lowell on October 28, 1992. Ian attended schools in Lowell and was a 2011 graduate of Lowell High School where he was active in sports and had been a member of the National Honor Society. Always interested in computers, Ian began designing software at the age of fourteen, including programs for Apple Computer. He was currently employed by Airbnb as an iOS software engineer. From the time Ian…

  • Charlestown

    LUCIAN B. PERREAULT 12/18/2014 Charlestown, MA

    Lucian B. Perreault, a 73 year resident of Charlestown, entered into etrnal life on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford following an extended illness. He was 96 years old. Lucian was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 25, 1917, a son of the late Arthur Perreault and Marie (Ariel) Perreault. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire in his early years of life where he was educated and moved to Charlestown in 1941. Lucian enlisted into the United States Army of August 26, 1943 and served his country with the utmost courage and pride during World War II. Lucian was injured at the…

  • Auburn

    Elizabeth Mulcahy

    SHREWSBURY- Elizabeth C. “Liz” (Noble) Mulcahy, 93, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester. Liz’s husband, James J. Mulcahy, II, died in 1975. Liz had seven children. She is survived by James J. Mulcahy, III and his wife, Kathleen of Shrewsbury, Kathleen Belcafine and her husband, Richard of Ocala, Florida, Michael and his wife, Ann of Gresham, Oregon, Patrick of Satellite Beach, Florida and John and his wife Sally of Clinton; also survived by 25 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Kevin and Dennis Mulcahy; and six siblings, Edith, Lillian, Irene, Frank, May and Marion. She…

  • Beverly

    Anthony Ricci

    Anthony M. “Jake” Ricci 94, beloved husband of the late Virginia R.(Palmer) Ricci, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, with his loving family by his side. Jake was born, August 17, 1920, in Beverly, MA to Michael Ricci and Elenora (Marinacci) Ricci, both born in Italy. Jakes parents travelled by boat from Italy to raise a family in Beverly, MA and start their family run business “Ricci’s Market” which lasted over 50 years. Jake, along with his 8 brothers and sisters were raised above this market and created many fond memories to share with each of us. He started working there as a…

  • Lowell

    James O’Connor

    Loving husband, son, brother and uncle James Michael “Jamie” O’Connor, 38, of Lowell, died unexpectedly December 13, 2014, at his home, in the middle of his favorite season – Christmas. He was the husband of Sila (Unsal) O’Connor. Born in Lowell, October 25, 1976, a beloved son of Patrick A. and Raylene (Underwood) O’Connor of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Lowell. He received his early education in the Lowell school system and graduated from the Greater Lowell Technical High School with the Class of 1994. Mr. O’Connor was a meticulous electrician who held a strong work ethic. Early in his career, he worked for Crowe Electric. He went on to work…

  • Gardner

    Gloria Robillard

    Gloria J. “Glo” (Mailloux) Robillard, 88, of 21 Millstone Lane, Templeton, died peacefully Friday, December 19, 2014 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, surrounded by family following a brief illness. Born in Templeton on May 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Helen (Fisher) Mailloux. Gloria graduated from the former Templeton High School with the Class of 1944. She was employed for 20 years as the Principal Clerk for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare. Gloria was an accomplished piano player who owned and operated a private piano studio. She also played in orchestras with Eddy and George Janis and Eddy Hamilton. Gloria was…

  • Haverhill

    Robert S. Walden

    PLAISTOW, NH: Robert (Rob) S. Walden passed away on December 4, 2014 after a long illness. Rob was the beloved friend and husband to Cheryl Boetti Walden. He was the son of the late Carl and Dorothy ( View Full Notice → Robert S. Walden

  • Hudson

    Maria J. Silva 12/19/2014 Hudson, MA / Clinton, MA / Berlin, MA / Stow, MA

    Hudson, MA Maria J. Silva, 86, of Hudson, died on Friday, Dec. 19th surrounded by her loving family at Countryside Nursing Home in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of 26 years to Domingos Silva who died in 1976. Maria was born and raised in Beca, Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio Pedreiro and Florinda Silva. She emigrated to Hudson 37 years ago and has been a longtime resident of Hudson. She was employed by the New England Tape of Hudson until her retirement. She also worked for the Hudson Lock Company prior to New England Tape. She was a member of Saint Michael’s Parish in Hudson. Maria was a…