• New Bedford

    Philip Roth: a generation’s defining voice

    NEW YORK — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.He praised younger authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Teju Cole, and confided that he had read “Born to Run,” the memoir by another New Jersey giant, Bruce Springsteen. He followed with horror the rise of Donald Trump and found himself reliving the imagined horrors of his novel “The Plot Against America,” in which […]

  • New Bedford

    Higinio Zaragoza, Sr.

    ZARAGOZA — of Wareham, May 23, 2018, Higinio, Sr. Husband of the late Lucille A. (Correia) Zaragoza. Funeral at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, on Sat. May 26 at 9 AM. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours Friday from 5–8 PM.

  • New Bedford

    Angelina Almeida, 92

    NEW BEDFORD — Angelina Almeida, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Royal Taber with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Jose Almeida; mother of, Joao Almeida and his wife, Lucy Pedro of S. Dartmouth, Manuel Almeida and his wife, Maria of New Bedford, Jose Almeida and his wife, Ana of Acushnet, David Almeida and his wife, Andrea of Texas, Lucy Brum and her husband, Louie of Acushnet; grandchildren, Bobby, Gary, Jeffrey, Timmy and Derek Almeida, Kelly and […]

  • Andover

    Andover, MA – Elizabeth Fitzpa…

    Andover, MA – Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, 86, of Andover, Mass., passed away on May 19, 2018, at the Nevins Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, Mass., surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 1, 1932, at the family farm on Chandler Road in Andover, Mass., to the late John and Martiza (Bouchakian) Boloian. Elizabeth was a proud graduate from Punchard High (Andover, Mass.), class of 1950. She worked at her family’s farm, proudly as an Armenian farmer’s daughter, then Wild Rose Farms, and finally at the IRS where she spent 25 years prior to retiring in 1992. She was a longtime, active member of West Parish Church. She cherished and…

  • Andover

    Naples, FL, Gloucester, Andove…

    Naples, FL, Gloucester, Andover – Lynn Leon Loscutoff died peacefully in her home in Naples, Florida, on May 16, due to natural causes. Lynn was a dynamic woman, innovator, painter, teacher, author, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Those who knew her, loved her, they knew she was exciting, interesting, and never dull. Lynn was fun and full of life and love. Born August 10, 1934, in San Francisco, she was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Mabel Leon. She was the sister to Agnes and Alice and brother Edward. A lifelong learner, Lynn was a student at the University of Southern California, Boston University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and…

  • Andover

    Lowell, formerly of Andover – …

    Lowell, formerly of Andover – Mrs. Mary Petrina (Gibbons) Dorsey, a resident of Lowell, Mass., formerly of Andover and beloved wife of the late James G. Dorsey, passed away at the Northwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Lowell on Monday evening, May 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was 76 years old. Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph C. and Mary T. (Innamorati) Gibbons. After graduating high school, she was one of the first women to study engineering at Merrimack College, and later worked at the Mitre Corporation in Bedford. Known to her friends by her nickname “Petie”, she was…

  • Gloucester

    Annisquam, MA – Evelyn Keating…

    Annisquam, MA – Evelyn Keating Cox, 94, of Annisquam, MA, wife of the late Robert Kenneth Cox, passed away at her home on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 22, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Evelyn was born in Cambridge, MA on July 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Edward V. and Gladys S. (Slack) Keating. She was an Arlington “Spyponder”. She graduated from Arlington High School with the Class of 1942. She was an excellent singer and furthered her musical abilities and became an accomplished soloist after training at the New England Conservatory. She was the soloist at St. Joseph’s Church in Needham for many years.…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Mr. Bradford D. W…

    Gloucester – Mr. Bradford D. Whitten, 89, of Gloucester, passed away on Monday morning, May 21, 2018 at the Residence at Riverbend in Ipswich following a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband to Geneva (Blackwell) “Jenny” Whitten, the love of his life with whom he shared almost 65 years of marriage. Brad was born January 29, 1929 in Norwood, he is the son of the late Robinson S. and Marion F. (Dix) Whitten. He was a resident of Gloucester for the past 60 years, he previously resided in Weston and grew up in Winchester. He graduated from Winchester High School, Class of 1946. Brad was a United States Army…

  • Haverhill

    Haverhill, MA, Rochester, NH -…

    Haverhill, MA, Rochester, NH – Thomas P. DiVincenzo, 67, of Rochester, N.H., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 27, 1950 in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Serafino and Rose (DiGuilio) DiVincenzo. Thomas was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army from 1969-1972. He also spent many years in the reserves. He later went on to work for the State of Maine DOT where he retired. He was a proud member of the American Legion in Rochester, NH; the VFW in Somersworth, NH and the AMVETS of Haverhill. Thomas was a loving husband and father. He…

  • Newburyport

    Exeter, NH – Fredrick Richard …

    Exeter, NH – Fredrick Richard Bailey, 48, died May 16, 2018 at his home in Exeter, NH. He was born May 27, 1969 in Haverhill, MA, son of Richard Bailey and Rita (Clark) Fenoff. Fredrick grew up in Amesbury, MA and he was a graduate of Whittier Regional Technical High School in Haverhill, Class of 1988. He had a very long career in the printing business as a pressman and was last working for Label Print America. To Fred, Justin was his whole world and he loved to do anything with him. Fredrick was an avid NE Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. His other hobbies included candlepin bowling, mountain…

  • Salem

    Scarborough, ME – Robert Paul …

    Scarborough, ME – Robert Paul Oatman, aged 92 years, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living facility in Scarborough, Maine. Son of the late Charles S. and Blanche (Morrison) Oatman, and husband of the late Shirley M. (Lister) Oatman, Robert was born October 21, 1925 and was raised in Marblehead. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was a flight officer and pilot. He was honorably discharged in October of 1945. Robert was a proud 33rd degree Ancient Free and Accepted Mason. A graveside service for Robert will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.…

  • Salem

    Middletown, NY – Zachary T. Ca…

    Middletown, NY – Zachary T. Campbell, a longtime resident of Hamilton, and recently of Middletown, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Middletown. He was 23. The son of William and Monica Stout Campbell, he was born on December 2, 1994 in Northampton, MA. Zack will be remembered for his outgoing and friendly personality. He wanted to help everyone, and never refused anyone who asked him for help. He made friends everywhere he went. He was an outdoors man and loved playing Sunday softball with the BVDs. He was very patriotic, loved cars, fishing and his dog, Maya. He is survived by his parents, Monica Williams and her…

  • Salem

    Salem – Alda E. (Ricard) LaCha…

    Salem – Alda E. (Ricard) LaChapelle, 100, of Salem, passed away peacefully with her son by her side on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Grosvenor Park in Salem. She was the devoted wife of the late Jean P. “John” La Chapelle with whom she had shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Chicopee, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Roseanna (Boisvert) Ricard. Throughout her mid-teens and twenties, Alda was active in the Woonsocket Deluxe Sporting Club where she was Vice President. As members they participated in hiking, camping swimming, tennis, figure skating, ice boating, skiing and dancing. Over the years she was the recipient of many sporting…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Memorial sing-along service for Betty Sundberg Turton

    Join us on State Beach (look for red balloons) on Saturday, May 26, at 3 pm to honor the life of Betty. She wanted nothing more than a good old-fashioned hymn sing-along. Bring your beach chair and your love for singing hymns. All are welcome, even if you did not know her. The post Memorial sing-along service for Betty Sundberg Turton appeared first on The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

  • Vineyard Haven

    Benjamin Cheney Moore

    Ben Moore gave his heart to the Vineyard as a child, and loved it ever after. He designed and built not only furniture, private homes, and public buildings, but also strong families, warm friendships, and Island institutions. His gentleness and modesty only partially masked a strong sense of honesty, moral principles, and justice. He sang all the time, and only stopped the day before he died, at home, on Thursday evening, May 10, 2018, after a seven-year struggle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease; he was 82. Ben’s roots went deep on the Vineyard. His great-grandfather, William H. Hart of New Britain, Conn., bought the land of Harthaven and all the…

  • Newton

    Stephen M. Mindich

    of Newton, on May 23, 2018. A Celebration of Stephen’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4-7:30 pm at Pinebrook Country Club, 42 Newton St., Weston. Complete notice to follow. The post Stephen M. Mindich appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

  • Boston

    Ruth M. Parla (Brown) 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Ruth M. Parla (Brown) of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Newburyport, passed away on May 22, 2018. Wife of the late Carmello Parla. Mother of Ralph Parla of Tewksbury, Patricia (Costigan) Parla and Robert Parla both of Jamaica Plain, the late Leo “Sonny” Parla, Carol Hankins and Charles Parla. Sister of Alice Kibbi of Amherst, the late Harry, Marjorie, Rina, May, Frankie and Freddie. Also survived by 13 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Friday May 25 from 6-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the…

  • Dover

    Karen L. (Grecoe) Astle 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Andover,MA / Topsfield,MA / Bradford,MA / Newmarket,NH / Indialantic,FL / Arlington,MA

    Karen L. (Grecoe) Astle, of Arlington, MA passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 21, 2018. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 12, 1953, Karen was the daughter of the late John H. and Wanda M. (Garczynski) Grecoe Jr. Karen graduated from Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She spent her early career years working in various office positions and then helped manage and run a family business. Her real love though was children and cooking. She spent several years tutoring elementary aged students. She was so devoted to them and did everything in her power to help them succeed. And…