• Boston

    Claire A. Ashe Ashmanski, Jr. 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    of Jamaica Plain, while living in Florida she passed away on May 23, 2018. Mother of Mark J. Ashe and Alexis C. Pirrone. Grandmother of Braxton James. Daughter of Claire A. (Vergakes) Ashe of Forest Hills and the late Brony A. Ashe. Sister of Mark A., Carole A., Steven M., Michael J., Joseph M., Thomas M., Scott A. and Jon S. Ashe. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Wednesday May 30 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Jamaica Plain…

  • Methuen

    Christina J. Gilman 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Andover,MA / Lawrence,MA / Haverhill,MA / Methuen,MA

    Christina J. Gilman, a resident of Lawrence, formerly of Methuen and beloved daughter of Cindy L. Michaud, passed away at the Lawrence General Hospital on Thursday evening, May 24, 2018. She was 43 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 21, 1974, she was the beloved daughter of Cindy L. Michaud and the late Richard G. Gilman. Ms. Gilman was a graduate of Methuen High School, had attended Salem State College and graduated from Northern Essex. She had worked as a CNA for several years. She was a loving and caring person who put others needs before her own. She loved to cook and had a special love for…

  • Quincy

    Lawrence “Larry” Wright 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Quincy,MA / Cambridge,MA / Easton,MA / Middleboro,MA / Pembroke,MA

    Lawrence W. Wright, age 64 of Brockton, died May 24, 2018, following a period of failing health. Lifelong of Brockton, Larry was the son of the late Dr. Robert F. and Irene (Zubrinski) Wright. Larry graduated from St. Edward’s School, Brockton High School, class of 1972, and attended Wentworth Institute. For several years he had been employed locally as a biomedical technician. Larry was a great friend to many and was an avid pool player who was known for his skills. He also enjoyed watching Boston sports and spending time at his family’s summer home in Little Harbor. Larry was the brother of Robert F. Jr., and his wife Margaret…

  • Reading

    Joseph A. DiGregorio 5/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Milton,MA / Medford,MA / Hopkinton,MA / Reading,MA / North Andover,MA

    Joseph A. DiGregorio, of Milton, formerly of Medford, passed away on Saturday, May 26th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton. He was 85. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Mauro and Carolena (Fishera) DiGregorio, and attended local schools. He was the beloved partner of Barbara Dutton of Milton, with whom he shared many loving years. Joseph was the father of Dean DiGregorio and his wife Donna of Killingworth, Connecticut, Michael DiGregorio and his wife Linda of Medford, David DiGregorio and his wife Laura of Hopkinton, Michele Wise and her husband Paul of Reading. He was the grandfather of Derek, Jenna, Kristin, Bryan, Michael, Matthew,…

  • New Bedford

    Gilbert N. Alves, 80

    MARION — Gilbert N. Alves, 80, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Sippican Healthcare Center after 13 years of living with Alzheimer’s disease.Born in New Bedford on September 30, 1937, he was the middle of 7 children of the late Manuel C. and Yvonne (Richard) Alves. Part of a vibrant Catholic community, they lived by the credo “Family is Everything.” Three languages were spoken in their home.Gilly met the love of his life, […]

  • Wayland

    Ruth M. (Tidman) Chamberlin 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM Wayland,MA

    WAYLAND: Ruth M. (Tidman) Chamberlin, 96, died comfortably on Friday, May 18, 2018 following a period of declining health. She was born in Concord on July 15, 1921 the daughter of the late Harry J. Tidman and Helen A. (Hodgdon) Tidman, Ruth was the wife of the late Calvin D. Chamberlin who died on September 12, 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Martha N. Chamberlin of Waltham and was the mother of the late C. Douglas Chamberlin who died in 1986 and Peter B. Chamberlin who died in 2001. She was the sister of Gloria D. Pinkham of Concord. Also survived by two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth has been…

  • West Roxbury

    Mary (Walsh) Kakas 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA / West Roxbury,MA / Roslindale,MA / Hingham,MA / Hull,MA

    Mary J. Kakas, a feisty philanthropist and mentor to many whose endless energy powered her to status as a fixture in Boston’s social scene, died Thursday at 78, her family said. Kakas, the first female chief executive of the family fur company Edward F. Kakas & Sons, sat on dozens of boards of charities and raised millions of dollars for organizations. One of her two sons, Joe Berkeley, said his mother’s presence would often strike fear in auto magnate Herb Chambers. “When Herb Chambers heard she was coming by to visit his dealership yet again, he often attempted to hide in another office,” Berkeley said. “Before Mary reached him, he…

  • Weston

    Wesley (Wes) W. Marple, Jr. 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Needham,MA / Weston,MA / Wayland,MA

    NEEDHAM: Wesley (Wes) W. Marple Jr. (86), formerly of Weston died peacefully on May 24, 2018. Beloved husband of 61 years of Betty Lou Marple (Nitchie) of Needham. Loving father of three children: Caroline Marple and her husband Aaron Yeater of Weston; Ted Marple of Newton; and Doug Marple and his partner Sarah Hand of Cambridge. Loving grandfather to Wesley Yeater of Weston and Adelaide and Eloise Marple of Newton. Wes joined the faculty of Northeastern University in 1966 where he was a Professor of Finance and enjoyed serving as faculty Marshal at commencement ceremonies for many years. He retired from the University in 2013. Wes provided outstanding academic leadership…

  • Winchester

    Mary P. Avakian 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Winchester,MA

    Mary P. (Maguire) Avakian, age 97, of Winchester, passed away on May 25, 2018. A lifelong resident of Winchester, she was the beloved wife of the late Jacob P. Avakian. Mary was the loving mother of Paula Downes and her husband Jim of Boston, Patricia Cura and her husband Jerry of Bourne, Eileen Archibald and her husband Bill of Canton, Mark Avakian and his wife Leanne of Bourne, Kevin Avakian and his wife Valerie of Tewksbury, and is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather at Costello Funeral Home 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Friday, June 1 from 4-8PM, and again…

  • Winthrop

    Thomas Keating

    View Thomas Keating Thomas W. Keating of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on May 24, 2018. He was 76 years old. Born in Boston he was the beloved son of the late Ruth (Malloch) and Thomas W. Keating. A lifetime resident of Winthrop he was employed as a ramp agent for US Airways prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Winthrop Golf Course, Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the… Thomas W. Keating of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop passed away at the…

  • Worcester County

    Harry F. Andersen 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Harry F. Andersen, 82, of Worcester, died Friday, May 25th. He is survived by a brother; two sisters; several nephews and nieces, and four grand nephews and nieces, Ellen Rae, Shannon, Matthew and Andrew. He was predeceased by three brothers. He was born in Worcester, the son of Henry and Alice (Walsh ) Andersen; and had worked for 35 years as a custodian for the Worcester County Court House, retiring in 2000. His funeral is Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart-St. Catherine of Sweden Church, 600 Cambridge Street. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME is assisting the…

  • New Bedford

    Thomas Helgeland, 88

    NEW BEDFORD — Thomas Helgeland, a long-time resident of New Bedford, died Thursday the 24th of May at Sacred Heart Home. Born on August 11, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. Thomas was the son of Oscar & Pauline Helgeland. He was married to Aud Karin ‘Kina’ Helgeland for nearly 60 years and they raised their family on Coggeshall Street. A man of strong faith, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and previously of Elim Baptist Church where he was a deacon.Tom moved to New […]

  • New Bedford

    Guy J. Sinagra, Sr., 76

    NEW BEDFORD — Guy J. Sinagra, Sr., 76, of New Bedford passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center surrounded his loving family. He was the husband of Bernice A. (Denault) Sinagra.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel and Mabel (Coucci) Souza and James Sinagra, he lived in New Bedford all of his life.Mr. Sinagra was a glazier who had worked for Guido’s Plate Glass, Boston Plate Glass, and PPG Industries. He later established his […]

  • New Bedford

    Glenn R. Tobey

    MASHPEE — Glenn Robert Tobey a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe passed away unexpectedly on 5-21-18. Born in New Bedford, raised in his hometown of Mashpee. He was a proud member of the Wampanoag Tribe and he enjoyed many things from boxing, being a master barber and enjoyed sports and outdoor activities. Most of all the true light of his life was family and what that meant to him. He truly loved spending time with his children, nieces and nephews. His dream was to combine both […]

  • New Bedford

    Robert E. Gray, 56

    NEW BEDFORD — Robert “Bob” E. Gray, 56, of New Bedford passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in his residence after a short illness.Born in New Bedford, a son of Norma J. (Gelinas) Ferro, of New Bedford, and the late Wallace E. Gray, Sr.; he was a lifelong area resident.Bob graduated from New Bedford High School and he worked in the area as a self-employed painter. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed playing pool, fishing and spending time with his friends. Everyone will […]