• Woburn

    Janet Foley 12/21/2014 Winchester, MA / Woburn, MA

    Janet Foley, age 84, a lifelong resident of Winchester, passed away on December 21, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick T. and Ellen (Corbett) Foley, and the dear sister of the late Charlotte Foley, Barbara Felt and Virginia Graham. Janet was also the loving aunt of James Graham and his wife Pai, and David Graham, all of Woburn, and Richard Graham of Gloucester. She is further survived by two great-nieces, Marianne and Michelle Graham. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather at the Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Tues., Dec. 23 @ 11:30 AM followed by a Prayer Service at 12:00 Noon.…

  • Worcester County

    Ruth A. Varney 12/21/2014 Worcester, MA

    Ruth A. (Gabis) Varney, 77, of Worcester died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Saint Vincent Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert J. Varney; seven children, Marion A. Russell of Worcester, Darlene A. Varney-Carlson of Delray Beach, FL, Cynthia A. Tavakolnia of Spencer, Robert A. Varney of Worcester, Wayde A. Varney of E. Brookfield, Keith A. Varney of New Hampshire and Jessica A. Volpe of Leominster. Ruth was a loving and devoted grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 10. She truly cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Charles and…

  • Watertown

    George Petroulias

    George G. Petroulias ,of Cambridge, Mass., passed away on Dec. 20, 2014. Beloved husband of Dena (Stathopoulos) Petroulias. Brother of Alec Petroulias and his wife Patricia, Athena Dittbenner, Emily Rogers, Nick Petroulias and the late Julia, Ethel and Jimmy Petroulias, and Katina Michael. Brother in law of Jane Petropoulos. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at 11am in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 14 Magazine St., Cambridge, MA. Visitation prior to Service from 10 to 11am in the church. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the above named church. Burial in Mt.…

  • Roxbury

    Frances M. Manley 12/20/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    MANLEY, Frances M. Lifelong resident of Roslindale, Dec. 20, 2014. Age 95. Beloved daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Sweeney) Manley. Devoted sister of the late Louise C. (Manley) Moniz. Loving aunt of Michael Moniz and his wife Mary, Stephen Moniz, David Moniz and his wife Dianne, Paul Moniz, and the late Anne L. Moniz. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Late employee of First National Stores, Somerville, co-owner of J.C. Manley Insurance Agency, Roslindale. Visiting hours in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 AM. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale, at 11:30…

  • Lawrence

    Leo C. Lamontagne Sr. 12/21/2014 Lawrence, MA / Lawrence, MA

    Leo C. Lamontagne, Sr. 73, a resident of Lawrence, MA died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Salem Haven Nursing Home. He was born in Lawrence on February 15, 1941 to David & Rose (Montana) Lamontagne Sr. He was educated in local schools in Lawrence. Leo served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. He worked at various companies throughout the Merrimack Valley including Bolta Rubber Company, Lawrence, Gillette, Andover, He also worked as a Boiler Man at Lawrence General and Bon Secours hospitals as well as at the Everett Mills. Leo continued to work right up until July of this year, full time, as a security…

  • Dorchester

    Rosalie E. (Danahy) Mason 12/21/2014 Mansfield, MA / Dorchester, MA

    Rosalie E. Mason, 82 Dateline: Mansfield, MA Rosalie E. (Danahy) Mason, age 82, of Mansfield, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael L. Mason who died on December 2, 2005. Born in Boston, MA on September 24, 1932, she was a loving daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth A. (Cummings) Danahy. She grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Mason had worked for over 40…

  • Fall River

    Rose Morhy 12/20/2014 Fall River, MA

    Rose Morhy, age 85, passed away on December 20, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lebanon, she was the wife of the late Michael J. Morhy. She was the true definition of what a mom should be; loving, generous, kind, warm, forgiving, selfless, graceful and strong. She had a courageous and undaunted passion for life. Even in failing health her resolve and spirit remained resilient. She demonstrated this by her perseverance and insistence in doing the things she loved, whether gardening or cooking for family, friends, neighbors or even strangers. She gave without expecting anything in return and no one ever left the house hungry or without a…

  • Dracut

    Frank Kukulski

    DRACUT- Frank J. Kukulski, Jr., of Dracut, beloved husband of Mary Jane (Kondra) Kukulski, and devoted father to Amanda L. Kukulski and Kendra M. Kukulski, passed away peacefully at his home, on Friday, December 19, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Frank was employed as a truck driver by Northeast Refrigerated Distributing Co., Inc. of Tewksbury, MA, for the past 17 years. He was a member of the East End Club of Lowell, MA. Born on September 19, 1955, he was the son of the late Frank J. Kukulski, Sr. and Martha A. (Jarek) Kukulski, and was raised in Lowell, MA, graduating from Lowell High…

  • Charlestown

    J. Robert Harvey 12/18/2014 Charlestown, MA

    A much loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, J. Robert Harvey, 74, of Charlestown, MA and Clearwater, FL, died on December 18, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born January 8, 1940 to the late Joseph and Gilberta (Bilodeau) Harvey of Waltham. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School and completed the apprenticeship program of Pipefitters Local 537 of which he was a proud member. Bob served honorably in the United States Air Force and was deployed to Germany during the Berlin conflict of 1961. In 1976 Bob and Frank Norton cofounded Commair and worked together…

  • Springfield

    John Moffette

    John F. Moffette, 93, of Longmeadow passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, December 20, 2014 at the Jewish Nursing Home. John, a son of the late James E. and Catherine A. (Ryan) Moffette was born in Waltham, MA on December 5, 1921. Raised in Waltham he graduated from Waltham High School and Western New England College. John was employed as an engineer at CF&I Steel in Palmer and then at Wire Rope of America in St. Joseph Missouri. He resided in St. Joseph, Missouri for 18 years, in Springfield and East Longmeadow, in Longmeadow for the past 24 years and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Longmeadow. John served…

  • Arlington

    Mildred M. Hurd

    HURD, Mildred M. (Holmes), Of Arlington, peacefully, on December 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John W. Hurd. Loving mother of Elliot J. “Sandy” Williams and his wife Ellen of Medford, Judith Williams Marchese and her husband Neal Lespasio of Burlington, Rosemary Thompson of Burlington, John Hurd and his wife Dale of Arlington, and the late David Williams. Dear sister of Edward “Buddy” Holmes of Stoneham and the late Dorothy Lee. Cherished grandmother of ten, and great grandmother of twenty-one. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Member of and Past President of Gold Star Mothers, proud member of Arlington Council on Aging, Past…

  • Attleboro

    Roberta L. Beauregard 12/19/2014 Attleboro, MA / Walpole, MA

    Roberta L. (Underwood) Beauregard, 93, of Attleboro, formerly of South Walpole, died Friday December 19, at The Serenity Hill Nursing Home in Wrentham. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Lee Underwood and Cecelia (Amelotte) Underwood. Roberta loved playing golf and was three times ladies champion of Norton Country Club. She also enjoyed writing songs and children’s stories, and was an avid reader. She was the wife of the late Gerard Beauregard and the late Robert Booth. She was the loving mother of Elaine Cleveland, Diana Gerrish, Ronald Booth, Kathleen Hunt, Dean Booth and the late Robert L. Booth, Jr. and Gail Booth. She was…

  • Salem

    Donald “Donnie” William Englehardt, 78

    SALEM: Mr. Donald "Donnie" William Englehardt, 78, of Salem, beloved husband of Elaine M. (Lessard) (Provencher) Englehardt, died Thursday evening at the Salem Hospital surrounded by his family. View Full Notice → Donald “Donnie” William Englehardt, 78

  • Vineyard Haven

    Norman Ray Bridwell, beloved author of Clifford the Big Red Dog, dead at 86

    Norman Ray Bridwell of Edgartown, who brought delight to millions of readers young and old as the author of Clifford the Big Red Dog series of books, died on Friday, December 12, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 86. Norman Bridwell in his Edgartown studio. File photo by Ralph Stewart. Norman Bridwell was born in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1928, according to a biography by Scholastic Books. He studied at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and Cooper Union Art School in New York before working as a commercial artist for 12 years. In 1962 Mr. Bridwell found himself having to support a wife and infant daughter on extra money he…

  • Everett

    John D. Shuley, Jr. 12/19/2014 Everett, MA

    SHULEY, John D. Jr. of Everett formerly of West Roxbury died suddenly on December 19, 2014. Devoted son of the late John D. Shuley Sr. and Ann L. (Walsh). Loving brother of Mary LaBelle and her husband Allen of Dedham, Kathy Mitchell and her husband Thomas of Hanover, Elaine Haley of Yarmouthport, Paul Shuley and his wife Jennifer of Dedham, James Shuley of Allston, Michael Shuley of West Roxbury, Ann Shuley of Roslindale, Joseph Shuley of Boston, and the late Stephen W. Shuley. Devoted uncle of William, Stephen, John, Nicholas, Justin, Christopher, Will, Tom, and Paul. Visiting hours at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY,…