• Beverly

    Alfred C. Smith

    Alfred C. Smith August 17, 1936 – August 29, 2018 Wenham – Alfred Curtis Smith 82, formerly of Beverly, died peacefully at home on August 29, 2018 after many years with C… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Boston

    Genaro Ortega Velazquez 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Genaro Ortega Velazquez, age 81, of Roxbury, formerly of Rocha moca, Puerto Rico, passed away on August 28, 2018. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Friday August 31 from 9 am until 11 am. Interment services will then take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale at 11:30 am.

  • Boston

    Louis J. “Yogi” Cijan 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Cijan, Louis J., Yogi” of Roslindale, passed away on August 29, 2018. Husband of Francisca Cijan (Guzman) and the late Sara T. Cijan (Cattaneo). Father of Danielle R. and Deana R. Cijan both of Roslindale. Stepfather of Cesarina DeJesus of the Dominican Republic. Close family friend of Joanne and Andrea Soule both of Roslindale. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Wednesday September 5 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 95 South St. Jamaica Plain on Thursday September 6 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment Mt.…

  • Chicopee

    Carol C. (Patrie) Rogalski 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Carol C. (Patrie) Rogalski, 89, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. She passed into Eternal Life at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center in Holyoke surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family and her wonderful caregivers. She was born at home on Grattan Street in Chicopee on May 26, 1929, a beloved daughter of the late Armand and Charlotte A. (Hickory) Patrie. She was raised in Chicopee, graduated from the former Cathedral High School in Springfield and was a lifelong resident of Chicopee. Carol was employed as a Teacher’s Aide for the Chicopee School Department. During her leisure time, she enjoyed…

  • Dedham

    Michael “Donald” Fitzhenry 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    FITZHENRY, Michael “Donald” Retired Dedham Police Sergeant and former Dedham Police Prosecutor, August 30, 2018. Beloved husband of Ruth (DeLaiarro) Fitzhenry. Devoted father of Lee LoPiccolo and her husband Paul of Duxbury, and the late Michael D. Fitzhenry Jr.; Brother of Dorothy Rooney of Dedham, and the late Gilbert, John, Elmer, Francis, and Leo Fitzhenry. For 30 years he was a member of the Norfolk Golf Club and an avid golfer. He was very proud of his seven hole-in-ones. He was a member of the Army Security Agents during the Korean War. A lifelong resident of Dedham, he was a graduate of Dedham High School, Korean War Veteran, U.S. Army,…

  • Fall River

    Gary R. Rua

    Gary R. Rua August 5, 1954 – August 29, 2018 Gary R. (Wolf) Rua, 64, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 after a two year battle with cancer. He … View Details

  • Fall River

    Philip S. Medeiros 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Fall River,MA

    Philip S. Medeiros, age 40, of Fall River, passed away on August 21. 2018. He was the son of the late Antone and Mary I. (Sousa) Medeiros and grandson of the late Jose T. and Maria (Ferreira) Sousa. Philip loved playing cards, watching movies, and spending time with his family and friends Philip leaves behind a daughter; Adriana Medeiros, two step brothers; Gilbert Medeiros of FL and Floriano Medeiros of Fall River, aunt; Hilda Rego (husband Edward) of Somerset; and cousins; Lisa Carvalho and Cynthia Rego. His funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 1521 N. Main St., Fall River Friday September 7, 2018…

  • Lynn

    Anne Avidor

    View Anne Avidor Anne F. Avidor, age 85 years, of Lynn died Thursday Aug. 23rd, at Salem Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Haiti she was the daughter of the late Festus and Erima (Baptiste) Avidor. She was educated in Haiti, and received a nursing degree after she graduated from high school. Anne moved to Lynn in 1987 and has resided here ever since. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Deveraux House in Marblehead for many years. She was a member of the Tabernacle Evangelique De L…

  • Medford

    Kathleen (Gilner) Viglas 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Newburyport,MA / Chelsea,MA / Everett,MA

    Kathleen (Gilner) Viglas of Newbury Port died Friday, August 24th. She was 70. Born and raised in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marie (Gerdon) Gilner. Kathleen was the beloved husband of the late Peter Viglas. She is also survived by many loving siblings and close friends. Requested by Kathleen’s family her services will be private.

  • Medford

    Robert C. Cecchini, III 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Robert C. Cecchini, III, a life-long resident of Medford, was born into eternal life on Thursday, August 30th, surrounded by his loving family, at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was 63. Robert was the beloved husband of Donna Marie (Harrington) Cecchini. The two married on June 6, 1987 at Sacred Heart Church in Medford. Together they shared 31 loving years of marriage. Robert was the devoted father of James Robert Cecchini and Michael Joseph Cecchini, both of Medford. He was the dear brother of Nancy Todisco and her husband Dennis of Medford, and nephew of the late Joseph Geraci. Robert is also survived by many loving nieces and…

  • Natick

    Phyllis P. (Snook) Chaulk 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA

    WEST BARNSTABLE: Phyllis P. (Snook) Chaulk, 89, formerly of Natick died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Coleman House in Northborough. She was born on February 17, 1929 in Everett the daughter of the late John Snook and Ella (Herald) Snook. Phyllis was the wife for 50 years of the late Arthur W. Chaulk who died on April 30, 2006. She was the mother of Linda Smith and her husband Thomas Smith of Springfield, MO; Brian Chaulk and his wife Danielle Chaulk of West Barnstable; Susan Gannon and her husband Joseph Gannon of Churchill, MD; Jeff Chaulk of Marlborough; Beth Crisafulli and her husband…

  • Natick

    Alesa F. (Frazee) Wheeler 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA

    NATICK: Alesa Anne (Frazee) Wheeler, 66, died peacefully and comfortably with her husband by her side and surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 following a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Chelsea the daughter of Clifford Frazee, Sr of Norfolk and the late Kathleen P. (Carter) Frazee. Alesa was the beloved wife for 39 years of Parker N. “Chip” Wheeler, Jr. of Natick. She was the step-mother of Colleen Wheeler McCreary and her husband Andrew McCreary and their son Cooper John McCreary all of Hillsborough, CA. Sister of Betsy J. Hammel and her husband Clifford Hammel of Natick; Cynthia Holly Frazee of Blackstone; Timothy…

  • Taunton

    Joan Brady 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Taunton,MA

    In Taunton, Joan (Wood) Brady, Age 78, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side following a lengthy illness. Joan was the loving wife of the late Robert J. Brady for 56 years. She was born in Taunton, the daughter of the late James & Evelyn (Sears) Wood. Joan was a lifetime resident of Taunton. She worked at the former Dunnington’s Pharmacy before spending nearly 40 years in the insurance industry. She was a past member of the former Sacred Heart Churches Women’s Guild, a lector and Eucharistic minister. Joan enjoyed reading and traveling with her husband and love of her life. She traveled to many countries in…

  • Tewksbury

    Marie “Denise” (DeRoche) Tanguay 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Tewksbury,MA

    Marie D. Tanguay, R.N. Retired Tewksbury Nurse TEWKSBURY: Marie “Denise” (DeRoche) Tanguay, R.N., age 76, a resident of Tewksbury for 40 years, passed away at the Life Care Center of the Merrimack Valley in Billerica on Thursday, August 30, 2018. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to retired Tewksbury Police Officer, Roger J. Tanguay. Born in Somerville on June 13, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Abel DeRoche and the late Mary (Bruning) DeRoche. Denise was raised in West Medford, and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. Following high school, she attended the Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her degree in Nursing.…

  • Watertown

    Ruth McCurley

    View Ruth McCurley A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of St. Patrick – Watertown on Tuesday morning, September 4th, 2018 for Ruth M. (Ford) McCurley.   Mrs. McCurley is a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Helen (Quigley) Ford. Ruth passed away in her home surrounded by family on Wednesday evening after a period of declining health. She was 93 years of age.   Ruth was a lifelong resident of Watertown.  She was a graduate of St. Patrick High School, class of 1942.&n…

  • Massachusetts Death Notices

    Marilyn Anne ‘Lynn’ (Stevens) Bonneau 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Webster,MA

    Webster Marilyn Anne (Stevens) Bonneau, 78, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 after a long illness. Marilyn was the daughter of the late Merrill and Anne (Hakula) Stevens. She leaves her longtime companion, Eugene Langlois of Oxford; her grand-daughter Heather Jacques and her husband Jonathan of Webster; two great grandchildren, Mikel and Katherine; a great- great grand-daughter, Abby; and additional extended family. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Lawrence C. Bonneau, and her son Michael P. Stelmack. Marilyn was a longtime employee of the former B&W Footwear Co. She lived life to the fullest. A vibrant woman with remarkable wit, quick with…

  • Wellesley

    William A. DeVasher Jr. Esq. 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Wellesley,MA

    William A. DeVasher Jr. of Wellesley passed away on August 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia in 1945 to Helene and William Sr. and spent his early childhood in Kansas City, Missouri. As a boy, he developed his lifelong love of animals, assisted his grandmother Alice in her antique shop, and played baseball and competitive chess. After graduating from LaSalle College High School in Philadelphia, he attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Law School. He started his career as an attorney in New York City and Connecticut. For more than 30 years, he practiced corporate law in Wellesley, representing new, small, and…

  • Winthrop

    Dennis W. CASH 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Winthrop,MA

    CASH, Dennis W. of Thornton, NH and formerly of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on August 28, 2018. He was 67 years old. He was the devoted father of Jessie M. Cash and her partner Michael Muse of Wilmington. Close and dear friend of Tobi Plume of Plymouth, NH and the late Joyce Moriarty. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of Mary A. (Tholen) Cash and the late Walter J. Cash of Winthrop. Dear brother of Maureen Cash and Dennis’s dear friend Frank DePerrio of Winthrop. Former husband of Jessie M. (Plunkett) Cash-Bero. Also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles and his beloved dog “Kodi” A gathering of friends and…

  • Winthrop

    Marilyn L. (Doherty) COSTIGAN 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Winthrop,MA

    COSTIGAN, Marilyn L. (Doherty), of Winthrop, August 30, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Costigan. Devoted mother of Bernard T. Costigan Jr. and his wife Mary of Winthrop, John F. Costigan and his wife Judy of Peabody, Kathy M. Garten and her husband Dave of Ft. Meyers, FL, Thomas C. Costigan and his wife Eileen of Allston, James R. Costigan and his wife Maura of Tewksbury and the late Rosemary Costigan. Adored grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 8. Cherished daughter of the late Charles and Marion (Cousins) Doherty. Dear sister of Jean Camacho of Winthrop and the late Charles and Robert Doherty and Barbara Iannelli. Funeral from…

  • Woburn

    Inge E. Gwiazda 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Wilmington,MA / Burlington,MA / Woburn,MA

    Gwiazda, Inge E. (Sidow) of Wilmington, August 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edward S. Gwiazda. Daughter of the late Richard and Gertrude (Pensinski) Sidow. Sister of the late Paul Sidow and Gerda Jones. Loving aunt of Gunter Wolff and his wife Judith of Berlin, Germany, Linda Jones and her husband Chuck of Southgate, MI, Maryann Marshman of Southwick, MA, Edward Hryniewicz and his wife Melanie of West Suffield, CT. Great aunt of Gunter Wolff, Jr., Richard Wolff, Joe Jones, Christine Robertson, Shilah Marshman, Laura Marshman, Shawn Marshman, and Cassie Hryniewicz. Also survived by great great niece and nephews; Emily Robertson, Brayden Robertson and Edward Jones. A prayer service…

  • Gloucester

    Sandown, NH – Ann M. Vasil, 54…

    Sandown, NH – Ann M. Vasil, 54, of Sandown, N.H., formerly of Swanville, Maine, wife of Joey Vasil passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was born in Gloucester on December 17, 1963, daughter of Marjorie “Margie” (Hale) Abell and Edward “Ned” Abell of Gloucester. Ann was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1981 and later attended North Shore Community College. She worked for several years at Salemhaven Nursing Home as their Payroll Administrator. She genuinely loved her job and her coworkers, and always knew how to make someone laugh. Ann was happiest…

  • Salem

    Peabody, MA – Gloria A. Vining…

    Peabody, MA – Gloria A. Vining, age 91 passed away after a lengthy illness on August 30, 2018 at Brooksby Village Nursing Facility surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was born in Merrimac, on January 20, 1927, she was the daughter of Romeo and Evelyn (Lemire) Dugas and was raised in Rochester NH. On November 29, 1942, Gloria and her husband William were married. The family later relocated to Malden, where she resided for 60 years and raised her five children. She was a talented seamstress and was employed for many years at Singer Sewing Machine in Malden. She was also a quilter making many beautiful quilts for her family.…

  • Salem

    Hingham, MA – S. Patricia (Qui…

    Hingham, MA – S. Patricia (Quinn) “Patty” Dooley, of Hingham, formerly of Bridgewater, Raynham, and Falmouth, passed away August 30, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Philip R. Dooley, loving mother of Joyce Dooley of Cocoa, FL, Gwen Atkins of Bridgewater, Gail Dooley of Falmouth, James Dooley and his wife Cathy of Portland, Texas, Kathy Dooley Butters of Canton, John Dooley and his wife Mary of Raynham, Robert Dooley and his wife Anne of Shrewsbury, Sally Bowen and her husband, Stephen of Braintree, and Philip Dooley and his wife Tricia of St. Petersburg, FL. Devoted sister of Jackie Matula and her husband Stanley of Salem…

  • Salem

    Middleton – Henry “Hank” Hovan…

    Middleton – Henry “Hank” Hovanasian, 96, of Middleton, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at Lahey Medical Center. Henry was born in Methuen and was the son of Kasper and Rebecca (Pahigian) Hovanasian. Henry was a graduate of Searles High School in Methuen and attended Northeastern University, where he received a BS in Business Administration. He furthered his education by enrolling at Columbia University and earned two Master’s degrees in Business. Henry was later selected to enroll in the IBM Customer Executive Program and received a scholarship from the Sperry Rand Corporation. Since Henry was very sociable and outgoing, becoming a teacher was a natural career choice. Henry started his…

  • Salem

    East Wakefield, NH – Joanne H….

    East Wakefield, NH – Joanne H. McDowell, age 75, of Scribner Hill Road in East Wakefield, died August 25, 2018, peacefully at home. Born June 3, 1943 in Ipswich, a daughter of Joseph Blunda and Hilda May (Brockelbank) Blunda Gill, she was raised in Ipswich, a graduate of Ipswich High School. Joanne earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Northeastern University. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a Microbiologist at Hale Hospital in Haverhill, MA. She raised her children with her first husband William R. Descoteaux in Plaistow, NH. Joanne resided in Lastingham, York, England for 23 years with her late husband, George Q. McDowell. Joanne was an artist, of oil…

  • Salem

    Boxford – Mr. John Martin Neme…

    Boxford – Mr. John Martin Nemecek, 88, of Boren Lane, Boxford, a retired executive and husband of the late Deloris Abigail (Creitz) Nemecek passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Newburyport. Born in Palmerton, PA to the late John M. and Arline M. (Owens) Nemecek, he received his primary education in Pennsylvania and graduated from Palmerton High School. John went on to earn his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Lehigh University. An honorably discharged veteran, John served his country during the Korean Conflict as an officer of the United States Navy. Mr. Nemecek was employed for 30 years by Lucent Technology, formerly…

  • Salem

    Sarasota, Fl – Barbara Elizabe…

    Sarasota, Fl – Barbara Elizabeth Gardner Sisk, age 93, died peacefully on August 18 in Sarasota, Florida, with her son Gardner at her side. Born in Beverly, Barbara was the only child of Alan J. and Margaret Gardner, the founders of the legendary Gardner Mattress Company in Salem. She was raised in Marblehead, where she was voted Miss Marblehead as a teenager, and was also a drum majorette in the Marblehead High School Championship Marching Band. Barbara then graduated from Endicott College, where she was named the May Queen! She modeled in New York after graduation, and then became a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, where she was active in…

  • Salem

    Wenham – Alfred Curtis Smith 8…

    Wenham – Alfred Curtis Smith 82, formerly of Beverly, died peacefully at home on August 29, 2018 after many years with COPD. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Hester Babson (Curtis) Smith and Loring Miller Smith. They soon moved to Beverly Cove where he was joined by five younger siblings. He graduated from Beverly High School in 1954 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War until his honorable discharge. In 1958, he started his own business, Cove Auto Repair. He was an avid skier and spent many winters in North Conway, New Hampshire, with trips to Aspen, Colorado, and Squaw…

  • Salem

    Beverly, MA – Karl G. Gadbois …

    Beverly, MA – Karl G. Gadbois 64 passed away peacefully on August 10, 2018, after a short illness. Karl was born in Hamilton, Mass. to Elizabeth (Smith) Gadbois and Earl Gadbois. He grew up in Hamilton-Wenham, graduating from Hamilton High School in 1971. Karl was a long time lobsterman. He enjoyed playing pool, darts, fishing, camping, and music. Karl is survived by his daughter Krystal Davis of Beverly, Mass., his granddaughter Myah Filtranti of Beverly, and two lifelong friends Eileen Royal of Beverly and Joe of Beverly. There will be a private service for family and friends.

  • Salem

    Lynn – Joanne E. (Moller) Burk…

    Lynn – Joanne E. (Moller) Burke, age 61, of Lynn, died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, surrounded by her loving family, following a yearlong courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving and devoted wife of Richard C. Burke with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Marlborough, MA in 1956, she was the daughter of Janet (Young) Moller of Ipswich and the late James A. Moller, who predeceased her in May. Joanne was raised and educated in Danvers and graduated from Danvers High School in 1974. She attended Westfield State College and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington…

  • Southbridge

    Roger Bertrand of Southbridge, Ma , DOB Unk. – August 18, 2018

    SOUTHBIDGE : Roger Bertrand, 85, of Main Street Southbridge died Saturday, Aug. 18. After an illness. His wife Carrie (Morrissey) died May 14, 2017. He leaves a daughter Donna Paine and her husband Harold of Southbridge, a son Roger A. Bertrand of Southbridge, two sisters Shirley Buchanan of Southbridge, Connie Thompson of Southbridge, 2 grandchildren Christopher Paine and Kevin Bertrand. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters Richard Bertrand, Norman Bertrand, Ruth LaFlash, Theresa Prunier. He was born in Southbridge the son of the late Antonio and Lillian (Provost) Bertrand and lived in the area all his life. He served in the US Marines during the Korean War. Roger…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Diane L. (Toppi) Conroy

    HUBBARDSTON- Diane L. (Toppi) Conroy, 67, of Hubbardston, died Wednesday, August 29, at Heywood Hospital. She was born November 18, 1950, daughter of the late John A. and Geraldine T. (Atherton) Toppi. She graduated from Cambridge Latin High School in 1969, and attended Worcester State and the Wilson School of Phlebotomy. She worked at Data General/EMC for 23 years and for U.S. Labs in Marlborough as a traveling phlebotomist for 18 months. Diane was a member of the Hubbardston Senior Center and enjoyed crocheting, doodling while on the phone, spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips to nowhere with them, crossword puzzles, baking, shopping, and being with her great…