• New Bedford

    Claudia B. Grace 12/23/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Claudia B. (Robitaille) Grace, 61, of New Bedford died December 23, 2014 at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Thomas A. Grace. Born in Trois Riviere, Canada, the daughter of the late Louis J. and M.C. Renée (LaRiviere) Robitaille, she lived in New Bedford all of her life. She was the founder of A.C.C.E.S.S. Art Corp. Intl. Survivors include her husband; and a sister, Renée Helmer of Columbus. GA. She was the Mother of the late Gemma and Elise. Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 29th at 9 AM in Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Arrangements are with the…

  • Lee

    Jacqueline Abbott

    Jacqueline A. Abbott, 81, of 435 Greylock Street in Lee entered into eternal life Monday at Bay State Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Holyoke, MA August 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Albert H. and Germaine L. Dominque Chauvin. She was educated at the Holyoke Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. At the age of 13 she was the organist at Holy Family Church in Holyoke and taught private piano lessons then and throughout her life. After graduation she continued her musical education under private instruction and also attended the Tanglewood Institute. She married the love of her…

  • Worcester County

    Zareh “Mark” Markarian 12/24/2014 Worcester, MA

    WORCESTE-Zareh “Mark” Markarian, 96, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, December 24 in Saint Vincent Hospital. His wife, Marion (Adjeleian) Markarian died in 1990. He leaves his son, Mark and his wife, Linda Markarian and Emily Howard of Sterling; a daughter, Marilyn Markarian; a brother-in-law, Gerald Kheboian and sister-in-law of Ottawa, Ontario and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Victoria Manoogian predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Markar and Herepcemy (Roopenian)Markarian. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Mark worked as a shipper at Vellumoid Gasket Company. He was a member of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, served on the Parish Council and was active in the…

  • West Roxbury

    Rose M. (DiMartino) Jones 12/22/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    JONES, Rose M. (DiMartino) of Roslindale, December 22, 2014. Beloved wife of Harold R. Jones. Devoted mother of Frederick H. and his wife Donna of Pembroke, Debra R. Collupy and her husband Edward of NC, Patricia A. of Roslindale, and Diane M. of Hyde Park. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Sister of Carmella Kelley of Rockland. Visiting Hours in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Monday, Dec. 29 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale, Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. In…

  • Waltham

    James Loanes

    Of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly Friday December 12th, 2014 in his residence at the age of 87. Born on June 23, 1927 in Boston; son of the late James Elmer Loanes Sr. and Helen (Ippolito) Loanes, Jim was raised in Medford and lived for a period of time in Weymouth and Florida before moving to Watertown. Jim is survived by his loving children Brian Loanes of New Hampshire, Tayna Campbell of Florida and James E. Loanes III of North Adams and his dear sister Lorraine Liva of Tyngsboro. In addition he is survived by several grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Sister of the late Virginia, Carole and Priscilla. Relatives…

  • Shrewsbury

    Gloria Sima

    WORCESTER- Gloria L. Sima, 84 of Worcester, passed away peacefully after a short battle with ALS on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Gloria was born in Queens Village, New York the daughter of the late Charles and Frances ( Zinski) Meissner. Besides her parents, Gloria is predeceased by her loving husband, George Sima and six brothers and sisters. Gloria’s life was devoted to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Muriel Bjork and son-in-law Carl “Nick” Bjork Jr., of Worcester, and a sister, Violet Shea of Rockaway, New York. The most special people in Gloria’s life were her grandchildren. Her eldest grandson, Scott Bjork, passed away in 2011 and is…

  • Norwood

    Mary Giampietro 12/20/2014 Walpole, MA / Norwood, MA

    Mary Catherine (McDonell) Giampietro of Norwood, Ma died peacefully surrounded by family after taking ill on December 20, 2014 at Beth Israel Hospital. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James Edward McDonnell and Mary (Campbell) McDonnell. Mary was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Saint Mary’s Church in East Walpole. Some of her favorite leisure activities included: bowling, bingo and ‘the slots.’ She was Irish by blood and throughout the years warmly embraced her heritage with open arms. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Warren J. Giampietro and her loving and only James A. Giampietro. She was the sister of John…

  • Roxbury

    Eleanor J. (O’Leary) Stanley 12/24/2014 West Roxbury, MA

    STANLEY Eleanor J. (O’Leary) of Norwood formerly of West Roxbury, Dec. 24, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Theodore R. Stanley. Devoted mother of Lawrence E. Stanley of Middleboro, Theodore R. Stanley of Norwood, Michael P. Stanley of Hull, and the late Mary Ellen Stanley. Sister of Betty Balchunas of Weymouth and the late Mary and Kathleen DeCourcey and Arthur Leary. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Late member of the League of Women Voters, Norwood and the West Roxbury Historical Society. Funeral from the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY Saturday at 9am. Funeral…

  • Plymouth

    Norma Jean (Hebb) Cotter 12/18/2014 Plymouth, MA

    Norma Jean (Hebb) Cotter, 73, of Carver formerly of Plymouth and Crystal River, Florida, died on December 18th at Beth Israel-Boston. Beloved wife of the late James Cotter, she is survived by her children Jim Cotter and his wife Danielle of Plymouth, Steven Cotter and his partner Jen Glejf of Duxbury and Kimberly Fahey and her wife Erin of Plymouth. She also leaves her 4 cherished grandchildren Michelle, Meghan, Emily and Jennifer. Norma worked for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at Scusset Beach and was an active member of the Friends of Scusset Beach. She was very artistic and loved working with computers. She also enjoyed photography, handwriting analysis,…

  • Lawrence

    Arthur F. Hayes 12/23/2014 Lawrence, MA / Lawrence, MA

    Arthur F. Hayes, 94, Formerly of Lawrence, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Bedford VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA. Visitation will be Friday, December 26, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:00AM with a funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. View Full Notice → Arthur F. Hayes 12/23/2014 Lawrence, MA / Lawrence, MA

  • Hyde Park

    Thomas J Cooney 12/21/2014 Hyde Park, MA

    Cooney Thomas J in Boston Dec 21, 2014. Bloved husband of Judith Howley of Mattapoisett. loving son of Barbra(O’Neil) cooney and the late Thomas cooney.Loving father Of Tom Cooney and his wife juliet xifards and patrick Cooney of Mattapoisett.loving Brother of David cooney and his wife Karyn of blackstone, katherine Rezendez of Chelsea and the late John Cooney.Also survived by 2 loving grandchildren Thomas and Taeo of Mattapoisett.Also survived by many loving nieces and Nephews .Funeral from the Francis E. kenney And sons Funeral home 1445river St.Hyde Park sat Jan 3rd at 9AM funeral mass in the Sacred Heart Church Newton at 10 o’clock. relatives and friends invited Visiting hours…

  • Canton

    Dorothy Zaniboni 12/23/2014 Canton, MA

    Dorothy A. Zaniboni (Dugan) age 89 of Canton passed away suddenly December 23rd at the Milton Hospital. Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Hyde Park High. She has lived in Canton for the last 54 years where she was an active member and Past President of the Canton Garden Club. She enjoyed working in the garden and quilting. Beloved wife of the late Albert P. Mother of John A. of Stoughton, William E. of Mansfield, Nancy Sullivan of Norwood and Jean Douglass of Marshfield. Sister of the late Louise McMillan, Edward, Charlie, Frank and Joseph Dugan. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.…

  • Dracut

    Victoria Pelletier

    Victoria C. (Janowicz) Pelletier Loving wife, mother, nana. DRACUT- Victoria C. (Janowicz) Pelletier, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on December 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Joseph L. Pelletier who will truly miss her. Victoria was born on December 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Victoria (Rawlinowicz) and Joseph Janowicz. For many years, Victoria was employed in the field of electronics, but she considered being being a devoted wife, mother, and nana her most important job. Victoria enjoyed cooking for her family, especially during the holidays. She was noted for her delicious gingerbread people at Christmas time. She loved to crochet and make beautiful afghans.…

  • Chelmsford

    William Finnegan

    NASHUA, NH – William J. Finnegan, Jr., 86, of Nashua, and former longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2014, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Murphy) Finnegan to whom he had been married for 61 years. He was born in Lowell on June 18, 1928 and was a son of the late William J. and Gertrude (McMahon) Finnegan. William was a graduate of Keith Academy in Lowell. Following high school, he entered the U. S. Army and served in Heidelberg, Germany in the European Headquarters during the Korean War. William then…

  • Brockton

    Walter E. O’Brien 12/21/2014 Brockton, MA

    Walter E. O’Brien, Sr. age 83 of Brockton, formerly of Virginia and W. Virginia, died Sunday December 21, 2014 at his home under the care of his daughter and hospice. He was the husband of the late Constance L. (Marquis) O’Brien and Rose M. (Feroli) O’Brien. Born and raised in Brockton, Walter was the son of the late Edward and Ruth (Kingman) O’Brien and returned to the city ten years ago to make his home with his daughter Ruth O’Brien-Denly. A graduate of Brockton schools, Walter worked for the US Capital Police in Washington, DC and retired in 1990 as a detective after 20 years of service. His hobbies included…

  • Chelsea

    Patricia Ann Carey 12/23/2014 Chelsea, MA

    CAREY, Patricia Ann- Of malden, December 23rd. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Viola (Fyler) Carey. Beloved sister of Agnes M. Webber of medford, Doris M Mahon of Attleboro, Claire Johnson and the late Joseph R, Francis J. and Robert A. Carey. Dear sister-in-law of the late Raymond D. Johnson. Lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews including Kathleen Miranda, David C., Stephen R., Timothy J. and Michael E. Johnson, Karen A. Mahoney, Annmarie C. Murphy and Robert F. Johnson. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Monday, December 29th at 9 AM followed…