• Hudson

    Edward E. “Eddie” Timmons 12/15/2014 Hudson, MA

    Hudson, MA Edward “Eddie” Edgar Timmons, of Hudson, Massachusetts, moved on from this life in the late morning of December 15, 2014, after a final visit with his loving wife. Born August 4,1941, Eddie was raised in Boston before serving in the US Army and Massachusetts National Guard. He then made a career with the MBTA where he served the community driving every type of vehicle in the fleet before becoming an MBTA Officer and Transit inspector. Eddie is survived by his wife, Sherry; foster siblings Jack, Patricia and Donna; sons Teddy and Brian; stepchildren Roger, Tammi, Terri, Troy, Charlotte, Christina and Coreena; and 19 grandchildren. Services will be held…

  • Methuen

    Olivia “Lil” Zappala 12/24/2014 Methuen, MA

    Olivia “Lil” (Lombardo) Zappala, 98, of Methuen passed away peacefully on December 24, 2014 at Penacook Place in Haverhill. Lil was born in Lawrence on November 12, 1916 to the late Natale and Rosaria (Palmisano) Lombardo. She was a member of St. Rita’s Sodality of Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence. She was a communicant at St. Lucy’s Parish of Methuen for over 40 years. She was employed for many years in the clothing industry at Polo and Bronzetti Brothers. Lil enjoyed cooking Italian specialties for her extended family. Fried dough, pasta and meatballs and eggplant parmesan were everyone’s favorites. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her…

  • Natick

    Katherine P. von der Lieth 12/26/2014 Natick, MA

    NATICK: Katherine Penders von der Lieth, 57, of Natick, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014, at her home. She and Thomas J. von der Lieth were happily married for 25 years. Born in Bridgeport, CT, and raised in the Lordship section of Stratford, CT, Kathy/Katie was the beloved daughter of the late James William and Lillian Gleason Penders. She graduated from Stratford High School and the Forsythe Dental Assistant Program of Northeastern University. Kathy was a home day-care provider, creating friendships with her children and their parents. For the past 12 years she was the much-loved Mrs. V, a paraprofessional and expert chocolate chip pancake maker, at Johnson School…

  • New Bedford

    Basilio C. Melo 12/26/2014 New Bedford, MA

    Dartmouth – Basilio C. Melo, age 81 of Dartmouth, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Dilia (Almeida) Melo and the son of Izaura (Cabral) and Jose de Melo Afonso. Mr. Melo was born in Salga, St. Michael, Azores, came to this country in 1961 and worked as a Saw Operator in a fish factory until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Dilia, of Dartmouth; 2 children: Steven A. Melo and his wife, Maria, of New Bedford, Elizabeth A. Amorim and her husband, Carlos, of Dartmouth; 7 grandchildren: Michael William King, Jr., Zachary Steven…

  • North Dighton

    Paul E. DeMoura 12/23/2014 North Dighton, MA / New Britain, CT / Dighton, MA / Taunton, MA

    NORTH DIGHTON – Paul E. DeMoura, beloved husband of Donna (Adams) DeMoura, died at his North Dighton home on Dec. 23, 2014. He was 67. Born in New Britain, CT, he was the son of the late Alfred and Shirley (Leroux) DeMoura. Paul was the former Highway Superintendent of the Town of Dighton, having worked for the town from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. There was no one more dedicated to his job than Paul, always there when a call came in. Serving as a reserve police officer when Chief Spratt was in charge, he especially enjoyed his shifts at the Rehoboth Fair. Paul was a mechanical wizard, and…

  • Arlington,  Watertown

    James Rubino

    Rubino, James J., of Arlington December 25. Beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Antonis) Rubino. Father of Maurice Rubino and Lori Burns of Arlington. Grandfather of Scott Rubino and wife Lauren, Michele Burns and Michael and his wife Rachael Burns. Great Grandfather of Ethan Rubino, Emma and Cameron Burns. Son of the late Mauro and Angelina (Papagni) Rubino. Brother of Jennie Canejo and late husband Lionel of Arlington, Frank A. Rubino of Bradford and Rita Chahanovich of Salem, NH and the late Peter Rubino and Tina Kornatowski. Also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Funeral from The DeVito-O’Donnell Funeral Home,1145 Mass Avenue Arlington, MA, Tuesday morning…

  • Acton

    James H. Molaskey

    James H. Molaskey, 86, of Stow, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Mary Ann (Diem) Molaskey. Born in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury, he was the son of the late James H. and Catherine (Drury) Molaskey. Mr. Molaskey served honorably in the US Army’s tank division in Germany during the Korean War. A graduate of Bentley College, he was employed by Pepsi and Canada Dry as a controller before his retirement. He and his wife Mary Ann, met in Pittsburg, and later resided in Framingham, MA and Windsor, CT. before…

  • Salem

    Kathleen R. (Fitzgerald) Conway, 100

    PEABODY: Kathleen R. (Fitzgerald) Conway, age 100 years, died peacefully in the presence of her family on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. She was the wife of the la View Full Notice → Kathleen R. (Fitzgerald) Conway, 100

  • Worcester County

    James C. Bazoukas 12/25/2014 Worcester, MA

    James C. Bazoukas of Worcester passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 25, 2014. His funeral is Tuesday, December 30th from O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue with a service at 11:00 AM in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday, December 29th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Endowment Fund, 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609 View Full Notice → James C. Bazoukas 12/25/2014 Worcester, MA

  • Waltham

    Joan Rando

    Of Waltham passed away unexpectedly Christmas morning at the Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She was 84. Born October 13, 1930 in Lexington to the late Anthony and Lena (Bealand) Rockett, she grew up in Lexington before moving to Waltham over 50 years ago, where she has been a resident ever since. As a young woman Joan worked as a secretary for Sylvania for several years. In her spare time Joan enjoyed playing BINGO at Our Lady’s Church in Waltham. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a very kind and caring person. She is survived by her loving husband Frank Rando, her devoted daughter Lynne Ross and…

  • Taunton

    Helen L. Medeiros 12/24/2014 Taunton, MA / North Dighton, MA

    Helen Louise Donnelly Medeiros, born in 1944, left this life unexpectedly on December 23, 2014 age 70. She was the only child of the late Edward and Dorothy (Leonard) Donnelly of North Dighton and the loving wife of William Medeiros. Her family was the center of her life and she often told friends how blessed she felt to have such a wonderful family. Helen adored and was extremely proud of her son, Eamon and his lovely wife Stacie. Helen lived for her two grandchildren, Liam and Zoey Helen Medeiros. She grew up in North Dighton and lived many years in Taunton. Faith was a strong influence on Helen and she…

  • Waltham

    Herbert Philpott 12/25/2014 Canton, MA / Waltham, MA

    Herbert John Philpott, 81, of Waltham, died on December 25, 2014, at the Stanley R. Tippet Hospice Home in Needham, MA. He was born on September 3, 1933, in Medford, Massachusetts, the son of the late Herbert F. and Martha M. Philpott. Mr. Philpott lived in Waltham since 2013, and previously lived in Boston and Canton, Massachusetts. He was the husband of the late Sandra Simpson Philpott, whom he married on April 16, 1960. Herb Philpott received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from Boston University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 where he played in and led the Army band at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; and…

  • Tewksbury

    Mary M. (Ritchie) Hinckley 12/24/2014 Tewksbury, MA / Chelmsford, MA / Wilmington, MA

    Mary M. Hinckley, R.N. Retired Nurse TEWKSBURY: Mary M. (Ritchie) Hinckley, R.N., age 89, of Chelmsford, a former longtime Tewksbury resident, passed away at the Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Albert “Dan” Hinckley, who passed away on July 30, 1998. Born in Wilmington on February 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Gardner Ritchie and the late Rose (Porter) Ritchie. Mary was raised in Wilmington, attended Wilmington schools and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1943. Following graduation, she attended St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1946.…

  • Raynham

    Ruth E. Guillemette 12/25/2014 Taunton, MA / Raynham, MA

    Mrs. Ruth E. (Almeda) Guillemette, of Taunton, died Thursday, December 25 at her residence following a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. “Abby” Guillemette. She was born 85 years ago in Taunton, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy A. (Hawkins) Almeda. She was educated in Taunton and had been a lifelong city resident. A homemaker, Ruth was a member and Past President of the David F. Adams Post # 611 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She excelled in embroidery, crosstitch, and knitting. Ruth was famous for her embroidered pillowcases and tablecloths and was an accomplished cook, known for her…