• New Bedford

    Charlene R. Wood, 77

    WESTPORT — Charlene R. (Keith) Wood, 77, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arnold Spooner and the late Randall P. Wood.Charlene was born in Claremont, NH, daughter of the late Charles Keith, Jr. and the late Katherine (Tatro) Keith and had been a longtime resident of Westport. She retired from the Town of Westport after 47 years, 27 of which she served as Selectmen’s secretary and ultimately […]

  • New Bedford

    Jaxson J. Leahy, 21

    NEW BEDFORD — Jaxson John “Jack” Leahy, 21, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 11, 2018.Born in New Bedford, a son of James A. and Tina M. (Breton) Leahy of New Bedford, he was a lifelong area resident. Jack attended New Bedford High School and worked as a cook at Cafe Roma for eight years. Jack was an avid New England sports fan and loved watching the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. He loved a good joke and playing pranks. His smile and dimples […]

  • Gloucester

    Ipswich – Mrs. Elizabeth E. “B…

    Ipswich – Mrs. Elizabeth E. “Betsy” Allen, 69, of Ipswich passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is the wife of John G. Allen, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Betsy was born August 24, 1948, in Quincy, she is the daughter of the late Thomas and Betty Wynne. She was a graduate of Manchester-by-the-Sea High School. She and John lived in Ipswich, and previously resided in Manchester-by-the-Sea, as well as Magnolia. Betsy worked as an aide at Shore Cliff in Magnolia, and previously at Blueberry Hill Nursing Home, and Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Betsy loved butterflies, dancing, and going…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury, MA – Jean Ballard, a…

    Amesbury, MA – Jean Ballard, a lifelong resident of Amesbury, passed away on April 15, 2018, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late George Ballard Jr., who passed away in 2003. Born in Amesbury, on May 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John and Ferolyn Justin. Jean was active at the Holy Family Parish, serving food to many at collations and helpful to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She also served as a member of the Friends of the Council on Aging. and was a hospice volunteer. She also loved spending time with her family and friends, and going on trips.…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Theodore Atkinso…

    Newburyport – Theodore Atkinson, former president and treasurer of the W. E. Atkinson Co., until his retirement in 1996, died early Friday morning, April 13, 2018, at Anna Jaques Hospital, in the loving presence of his devoted wife and family. Born in Newburyport, April 21, 1931, he was the son of the late Willis F. and Doris K. Atkinson. He attended local schools, graduated from Kimball Union Academy, attended the University of Maine in Orono, before serving with the United States Army. Mr. Atkinson was a past president of the Newburyport Rotary Club, director of the former First & Ocean National Bank, member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Anna…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Sharon Virginia …

    Newburyport – Sharon Virginia Bentley, 72, died at her residence in Newburyport on Sunday evening April 15, 2018. She was born in Medford, Mass., on January 29, 1946, to the late John Edmund and Beverly Emma (Leighr) White. Sharon was raised and educated in Saugus, Mass., graduating from Saugus High School before continuing her education graduating from Burdett Business College in Boston. She met and married her late husband James Albert Bentley and the couple settled in Newburyport to raise their family. Sharon was employed for 30-plus years as a secretary in the admitting department of Anna Jaques Hospital until her retirement on December 21, 2011. Sharon loved nothing more…

  • Salem

    Swampscott – Richard J. “Dick”…

    Swampscott – Richard J. “Dick” Lynch, age 91, of Swampscott, died peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of JoAnn (Joyce) Lynch, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Geraty) Lynch. He attended Lynn Schools, and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1945. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree for Salem State College. Dick was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Dick was a longtime teacher, coach, and mentor in Swampscott,…

  • Salem

    Ipswich – Warren Knowles Wentw…

    Ipswich – Warren Knowles Wentworth Jr., 87, beloved husband of the late Nancy R. (Rogers) Wentworth, died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 7. Born on Dec 29, 1930, in Kennebunk, Maine, he was the son of the late Warren K. Sr. and Mabel Viola (Bailey) Wentworth. He graduated from Kennebunk High School, and continued his education at Dartmouth College, class of 1953, and also completed his Master of Business Administration at Dartmouth’s Tuck School in 1954. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country for two years during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. Mr. Wentworth was employed for over 35 years as a…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Gregory Mayhew

    Gregory Mayhew, 72, died peacefully at his home in West Tisbury on Wednesday evening, April 11, enveloped by the love of his family. Greg battled chronic illness for many years, although this was rarely apparent, due to his ready smile and upbeat nature. Gregory was born Sept. 19, 1945, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was the third of Benjamin C. Mayhew Jr. and Eileen (Sullivan) Mayhew’s five children. He grew up in the family home on Nashaquitsa Pond, Chilmark, spending most of his time outdoors. Greg attended Chilmark School, Tisbury School for middle school, and then graduated as part of the first class to complete all four years at…

  • Dedham

    Frank J. Manganello 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    MANGANELLO, Frank J. Formerly of Dedham, April 14. Beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Huntley) Manganello. Devoted father of Janice M. Steffens of Medway, Gayle M. Ellis and her husband Mark of Chelmsford, Karen M. Gessin and her husband Scott of Norfolk. Grandfather of Kurt, Eric, Paul, and Samantha. Brother of Helen DiTomaso of Peabody, and the late James Manganello and Mary Scannelli. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Frank was a graduate of Northeastern University. In addtion to working full time as a planning engineer he followed his passion of photography. Proud Veteran of the Korean War. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral…

  • Fall River

    Duarte M. DeSousa

    Duarte M. DeSousa July 9, 1941 – April 14, 2018 Duarte M. DeSousa, 76, of Fall River, husband to Filomena (Pereira) DeSousa, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. He… View Details

  • Fall River

    robert A. Brouillard 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER… Robert A. Brouillard, 58, of Fall River passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Crawford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late William and Virginia Brouillard and had been a lifelong resident of Fall River. Survivors include his sisters: Kathleen Janelle & Linda Parsons, both of Florida; his brothers: Richard Brouillard of Dartmouth & William Brouillard, Jr. of Florida; several nieces and nephews. There are no services scheduled at this time.

  • Lawrence

    Edmund F. “Buster” Lucey

    Groveland, MA – World War II veteran Edmund F. Lucey Sr., 96, died peacefully April 14, 2018, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Born March 19, 1922, in Haverhill, son of Patrick and Mildred (Currier) Lucey, Ed Lucey served…

  • Lawrence

    Mr. William A. Gauvin

    Andover – Mr. William A. Gauvin, of Andover, and beloved husband of the late Joan (Heagney) Gauvin, passed away, suddenly, on April 13, 2018. He was 71 years old. Born in Boston, Mass., on May 4, 1947. He was the beloved son of the late William…

  • Lawrence

    Irene R. (Stankiewicz) Tardif

    Methuen – Irene R. (Stankiewicz) Tardif, 97, wife of the late Albert J. “Bucko” Tardif, passed away April 14, 2018, at Nevins Nursing Home in Methuen, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late…

  • Lawrence

    Robert Michael Green

    Methuen – Robert Michael Green of Methuen passed away on April 4, 2018. Mr. Green was born in Lawrence to the late Richard and Antanina Green. He attended Lawrence Schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. Later he was employed by the…

  • Medford

    Mr. Courtland Otis Dugger 4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Obituary Cortland Otis Dugger was born on April 26, 1926 to Lt. Col. Edward and Madeline Kountze Dugger. His siblings were Edward, Barbara, Madeleine, Portia and Ione. Cortland departed this life on April 8, 2018. In 1930 his father, the late Lt. Col. Edward Dugger, for whom Dugger Park in Medford is named, had a home built for the family on Jerome Street in West Medford, MA. Cortland attended grammar school through high school in Medford graduating from Medford High in 1944. He then joined the Navy and served as a pharmacist’s mate primarily stationed on the West Coast during WWII and the Korean War. When he was discharged, he…

  • Roslindale

    PAUL A. HARNEY 4/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Roslindale,MA

    HARNEY, PAUL passed away at the age of 83 on April 15, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, MA. Paul was an all star hockey player and a graduate of Hyde Park High School. He worked as widely traveled singer throughout his life and was then employed by the Boston Herald in the payroll department. Paul proudly served in the Army. Survived by friend guardian Howard Sugarman. Interment services will be private at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Please forward all condolences to Casper Funeral Services 187 Dorchester Street Boston, MA 02127.

  • West Roxbury

    Leon Sweatt 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA

    SWEATT Leon of Jamaica Plain formerly of Roslindale and Mattapan, April 10, 2018. Beloved son of the late Leo and Phillipa (Zuccola) Sweatt. Devoted brother of Neil C. Sweatt and his wife Barbara of Newton. Visiting hours in the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, April 17th from 4-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 12 Noon. Interment Gardens Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Cape Cod

    Tony Pepper

    Longtime Broadcast Journalist and local WBZ-TV anchorman Tony Pepper passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd, at the age of 79 after complications due to diabetes and heart disease. He and his first wife Judi Pepper DeFusco (now of Orleans, MA) raised their two children during their 17 year marriage and were both proud and loving parents. “Our daughter Debbie and our son David were our greatest joy and proudest accomplishments.” said Ms. Pepper DeFusco. Tragically in 1987 their son […]

  • Canton

    Gerald McKeon Galligan 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM Canton,MA

    Gerald M. Galligan, 93, a resident of Canton, MA for 64 years died April 11, 2018. He was the husband of the late Margaret A. (Gubbins) Galligan to whom he was happily married 63 years, who together raised 4 sons and 2 daughters. Mr. Galligan was born Cambridge, MA to the late Thomas J. Galligan, Sr. and Winifred C. (McKeon) Galligan and was raised in Watertown, MA. He was the youngest brother of both Thomas J. Galligan, Jr. formerly of Waban, MA, and Robert W. Galligan, Sr., formerly of Sudbury, MA. He attended St. Patrick’s grammar school in Watertown, B.C. High Class of 1942, and Boston College, Class of 1949.…

  • Charlestown

    STEPHEN B. COLEMAN 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA

    Stephen B. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. He was 62 years of age. Stephen was born in Pleasanton, California on May 20, 1955, a son of the late Stephen B. Coleman and Pauline C. (Kelsey) Coleman. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School system. Stephen worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local # 25 for over 30 years. He enjoyed boating and fishing in his spare time. Stephen is the beloved husband of the late Joanne M. (Libby) Coleman. He…

  • Charlton

    Eleanor M. (Stevens) White 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Charlton,MA

    Columbus, GA./Charlton, MA. Eleanor M. (Stevens) White, 85, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 in Columbus, GA. Born March 5, 1933 in Charlton, daughter of the late Ira and Grace (Latour) Stevens. Eleanor grew up in Charlton and married Leo V. White in 1951. They settled in Oxford where they raised their five children. She worked for many years at the former Anglo Fabrics Company in Webster, loved to play Bingo, playing cards and going to flea markets, collecting all types of unique cookie jars, and spending time with her family. Eleanor was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Eleanor is survived by her children;…

  • Chicopee

    Alma Griffin 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Alma (Head) Griffin, age 91, of Chicopee, MA passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family and God on April 13, 2018. She was born in Glenwood, Newfoundland Sept 6, 1926 to Dorman and Rachel Head. Alma moved to Greenland and worked as telephone operator on Thule Air Force Base where she met her husband Laurence L. Griffin, whom she was married to for 39 years until his passing in 1989. After traveling the US as an active duty military family they settled in Chicopee with their three children in the late 60’s. Alma is survived by her selfless son Donald E. Griffin who took care of her…

  • Fall River

    Paul E. Augustine 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    FALL RIVER… Paul E. Augustine, 55, of Fall River passed away April 15, 2018 at Western Massachusetts Hospital. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9 AM from the Boyko Memorial Funeral Home, 709 Broadway Fall River, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Good Shepherd Parish, South Main St. Fall River. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 – 8 PM.

  • Groton,  Littleton

    Charles A. Sweatt

      Charles A. Sweatt July 25, 1961 – April 12, 2018 Charles A. “Chuck” Sweatt age 56 of Littleton passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his residence. He was the loving son of Anne (Conville) Sweatt of Littleton and the late Melvin R. Sweatt. He is survived by his son Charles “CJ” Sweatt and his wife Abby of Baldwinsville, NY, his sisters Cheryl Campbell of Acton, Leslie Ripley of Littleton; his nieces Lexi and Sarah as well as many devoted friends. He was sadly predeceased by his ne…