• New Bedford

    ‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday with her family at her side, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. A cause of death was not immediately available, but Rae was diagnosed last year with bone cancer after beating pancreatic […]

  • Beverly

    William C. Muenzner

    William C. Muenzner July 3, 1926 – August 3, 2018 Beverly – William C. Muenzner 92, beloved husband of Lucy G. (DiIsso) Muenzner, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Blueb… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Boston

    John J. Muollo 8/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Boston,MA

    John J. Muollo of Boston died on Sunday, August 5th. He was 74. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he was the son of Louise (Puopolo) and the late Anthony “Tony” Muollo. John was a hard worker and was known to be a quiet person. He was a dedicated son and uncle. John treasured his family and loved his three nephews tremendously. John was the dear brother of Lana Clemente and her husband Anthony of Medford, and the late Grace Muollo. He was a loving uncle to Mark Muollo, Damian and Jami Clemente. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Leonard Church, Hanover St., Boston, on Thursday, August…

  • Charlestown

    DIANE M. (HUGHES) McPHERSON 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA

    Diane M. (Hughes) McPherson, a resident of Revere and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Monday, July 16, 2018 at her home in Revere. She was 64 years of age. Diane was born in Boston on October 2, 1953, a daughter of the late Eleanor E. (Selig) Hughes and Stephen R. Hughes. She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system. Diane was a homemaker most of her adult life. Diane is the mother of Richard A. McPherson Jr. and the late Francis X. McPherson. She is the Grandmother to Hailey and Niamh. She is the sister of Roberta Poole of…

  • Chicopee

    Kathleen M. Chapdelaine 8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Kathleen M. Chapdelaine, age 82, passed away at Reeds Landing in Springfield surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 19, 1936 in Springfield to the late Michael and Catherine (Russell) Rahilly. Kathleen was a graduate of Chicopee High class of 1954. She was a communicant of the former St Patrick Church in Chicopee. She is predeceased by her husband Edward N. Chapdelaine who passed away in 2008. Kathleen was an outstanding Wife, Mother and Nana. She valued the time she spent with her family. She is survived by her daughter Susan M. Kudlacik and her husband Edward of Glenville, NY, daughter Nancy A. Moskowicz and her husband…

  • Dedham

    John Barry Deady 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    Deady, John Barry, 81, formerly of Dedham and Dorchester, passed away suddenly on August 2, 2018. A proud “Triple Eagle,” he was a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. John retired as an Assistant Clerk of Courts at the Plymouth County Superior Court in Brockton after many years of service. More recently, John lived at Wingate Residences in Needham where he was well known for always greeting fellow residents with a big smile and good conversation. John leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Bernice M. Deady; sister, Sister Eleanor Deady, C.S.J.; son Jay Deady; daughters Maura Deady Loftus, Alyssa Welsch Rovito,…

  • Dedham

    Silvia (Calisi) Romano 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    ROMANO, Silvia (Calisi) Of Dedham, Aug. 4, 2018. Born in Ponza, Italy. Beloved wife of the late Michele Romano. Loving mother of Filomena Morl’e and her husband Aniello, Mirella Morl’e and her husband Salvatore and the late Gennaro Romano and his surviving wife Tilla, all of Dedham. Sister of the late Nina D’Arco and the late Luigi, Gino, Carlo and Mario Calisi. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM Wednesday at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, Dedham at 10 AM. Relatives and friends…

  • Holden

    Daniela Tvaronas 8/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Holden,MA

    Daniela (Gunther) Tvaronas, 95, of Holden, died Monday, August 6th at UMass Hospital. Her husband of 41 years, Kazys Tvaronas died in 1988. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Reed of North Stonington, CT and Mark G. Taronas and his wife, Jeri of Paxton; three granddaughters, Katie and Laura Taronas and Sara Venezia and a great-granddaughter, Olive Venezia. She was born in Hanau, Germany the daughter of Hans and Lucy (Stoll) Gunther. After World War II, she and her husband moved to Australia where they resided for ten years before moving to Worcester. O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Lawrence

    Philip Bennato

    North Andover, MA – Philip P. Beninato, 89, of North Andover, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on June 26, 1929, to the late Joseph and Mary (Nardone) Beninato. Phil graduated from Lawrence High School and from the…

  • Lawrence

    Hartley Waddell

    Chelmsford – Hartley “Rube” D. Waddell, 86, of Chelmsford, Mass., died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at his home. He was married to the late Sylvia Waddell, who died in July, 1999. Born in Natick, Mass., he was the son of the late Arthur and…

  • Lawrence

    Hugh E. Potter Jr.

    N. Andover, MA – Hugh E. Potter Jr., 79, of N. Andover, Mass., formerly of Salem, N.H., passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wayne, Ohio, a son…

  • Lynn

    Joan Pifalo

    View Joan Pifalo Joan passed away peacefully at her home in Cape Coral, FL on July 6, 2018. She leaves her daughter Linda and son-in-law Steve Gorynski of Lynn. Joan was the mother of the late Mark Ryan also of Lynn. She also leaves her grandsons Steven Gorynski of Marblehead, David Gorynski of Lynn and her granddaughters Corrie, Claire, Casey, Kelley, Katie and Kelcey all of N. Adams, MA, and seven great grandchildren. Service Details: At the request of the family services were private.&nbsp…

  • Malden

    Joanne F. (Goodwin) Souza 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA

    Joanne F. (Goodwin) Souza, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on August 4, 2018. She was 52 years old. Joanne was the beloved mother of Samantha Souza of Billerica, Anne Marie Souza and Steven Souza both of Wilmington. She was the loving sister of Barbara Varga and Kathy Ioven. Joanne was the cherished grandmother of Christina and Nicholas. She was the dear friend of Michelle, Robin, and Trish. Visiting hours will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Thursday August 9th from 4-8pm. A service will be held at 7:30pm during the visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment…

  • New Bedford

    Jocelyn Goyette 7/29/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    New Bedford – Jocelyn M. Goyette, age 24, passed away on July 29, 2018. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the fiancé of Jorge Martell and daughter of Thomas Goyette and Kelly lee Spearman. Jocelyn had worked as a C.N.A for Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She is survived by her parents, Thomas Goyette and Kelly Lee Spearman; fiancé, Jorge Martell; son, Javien Martell-Goyette; 4 brothers, Francisco Nina, Thomas Goyette , Jeremy and Jair Goyette; sisters, Yezenia Arias , Jayani Rodrigues and Lelani; grandparents, Prudence Goyette, Antoinette Britto and Jeffrey Spearman; as well as, several aunts, uncles, 1 nephew and 3 nieces. A memorial service will be held at a…

  • New Bedford

    Lori J. Plante 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Lori J. Plante, 58, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday August 2, 2018. Lori was born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of George and Ethel Lawrence. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School Class of 1978. She is survived by her mother Ethel Lawrence of New Bedford, her siblings Diane Lawrence of Ballston Spa, NY, Carol Tremblay of Freetown, George Lawrence of New Bedford, and Joan Coleman of New Bedford, and her long time companion Paul Medeiros of Somerset. She was predeceased by her son Jeremy Plante of Fairhaven. Lori worked as a dental assistant for 29 years in New Bedford and…

  • New Bedford

    Richard A. Rocha 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Richard A. Rocha, 76, of New Bedford died Saturday August 4 2018 in New Britain, Connecticut. He was the son of the late Alice Texeira Rocha Morales and the late Charles Rocha. Richard is survived by his devoted wife Jane Gomperts Rocha and dearest daughter Charlene Rocha-Arruda and her husband Matthew of New Bedford. Richard is also survived by his loving daughters, Christina Rocha, Miranda Roderick, Andrea Roderick and her fiancee Mathew Vaz, all of New Bedford, daughter Genevra Lawrence and her husband Bryan of Cumberland, RI, and sons Jonathan Bunie Roderick and Mark Gomes of New Bedford. He is also survived by his sister Delores Roderick of South Carolina,…

  • New Bedford

    Rosemary Boucher 8/5/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Rosemary (Lyons) Boucher, 94, of New Bedford died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Paul J. “Ernest” Boucher, Sr. Born in White River Junction, VT, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Slattery) Lyons, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church. Rosemary loved animals and enjoyed traveling and spending time outdoors. She is survived by her son, Paul J. Boucher of New Bedford; four grandsons, Christopher, Ernest J., Beau, and Joseph Boucher; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son,…

  • Sharon

    Edward “Ned” Bisshopp 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Sharon,MA

    Edward S. “Ned” Bisshopp,, age 23, of Sharon, passed away July 30th, suddenly. Beloved son of Ellen S. Bisshopp and stepson of Raymond Capobianco of Sharon and son of Ian Bisshopp and stepson of Marie Bisshopp of Pascoag. Relatives and friends invited to attend a memorial service at 36 Huntington Ave, Sharon, MA, Sunday August 12th at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in Ned’s memory to Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

  • Sharon

    Anne C. Bernazzani 8/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Sharon,MA

    BERNAZZANI, Anne C. of Sharon, formerly of Roslindale, August 5, 2018. Loving wife of Joseph Cogliano. Beloved daughter of the late Edward V. Bernazzani Sr. and Mary E. (Connors). Sister of M. Susan Godwin of Taunton, Edward Vincent Jr. and his wife Luann of FL, Linda Veino and her husband Frank of ME, Jean O’Donnell of Roslindale, Thomas R. and his wife Janet of Rockland, William P. and his wife Mary Anne of Dedham, Gerard M. and his wife M. Patricia of Sandwich, Kenneth M. and his wife Elinor of ME, Joseph E. of Brookline, Marie Duggan and her husband Joseph of Roslindale, Chris D. of NH and the late…

  • Tewksbury

    Eric V. Zen-Ruffinen 8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Lowell,MA / Sharon,MA / Tewksbury,MA

    …U.S Navy Retired; 58 LOWELL – Mr. Eric Victor Zen-Ruffinen, age 58, a retired Navy Veteran and electronic technician, died unexpectedly at his home in the Christian Hill section of Lowell on Friday, August 3, after several years of courageously battling the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He was the husband and best friend of Virgilyn B. “Gie” (Bermudez) Zen-Ruffinen, with whom he had celebrated a tenth wedding anniversary this past May 23rd. He was born in Natick in April, 1960, one of six children of the late Victor J. and Rosa Lee (Helcel) Zen-Ruffinen, raised in Sharon, and after retiring from the Navy, moved to Lowell in 1990. He enlisted…

  • Watertown

    Paul O’Keefe

    View Paul O’Keefe Complete obituary will follow.   Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. on Rt. 20, WATERTOWN on Friday at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 O’Clock in the Sacred Heart Church 311 River St. Waltham. Relatives and friends kindly invited.   Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.   Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 P.M.   US Army Vet. Korea.   Complete obituary will follow.   Funeral from the MacDonald, R…

  • Massachusetts Death Notices

    Patrick L. Bembenek 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Webster,MA

    WEBSTER – Patrick L. “Pat” Bembenek, 57, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at home after being stricken ill. He leaves a brother, Harold R. Bembenek, Jr. and his wife Elsa of Danielson, CT; a sister, Mary E. Conrad of Thompson, CT; and several nephews and nieces. He was born on November 9, 1960 in Webster, the son of Harold R. Bembenek, Sr. and Theresa E. (O’Brien) Bembenek. He graduated from Bartlett High School. Mr. Bembenek worked in the maintenance department at Assumption College in Worcester for over 15 years. He retired in 2016. Pat’s favorite activity was deep sea fishing. He was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox…

  • Winthrop

    Gary J. O’BRIEN 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Winthrop,MA

    O’BRIEN, Gary J. of Winthrop, passed away on August 4, 2018. He was 66 years old. Born in Birmingham, England, he was the son of Bridget M. (Darby) O’Brien of Winthrop and the late Patrick T. O’Brien. Dear brother of Raymond C. O’Brien and his wife Janet and Laraine P. Mitchell and her husband Grant, all of Winthrop. Loving uncle of Thomas O’Brien, Julia Walters, Patrick O’Brien, Richard O’Brien and Cherie Petruccelli. Funeral from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Thursday, August 9, at 9am. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited. Cremation…

  • Worcester County

    Russell K. Smith, Jr. 8/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Russell K. Smith, Jr., 67, of Worcester died Saturday, August 4th in UMASS Memorial Medical Center – University Campus. He leaves his wife of 9 years, Patricia A. (Pusateri) Smith; a son, Russell K. Smith, III; a daughter, Tricia Smith and their mother, Paula Perry all of Auburn; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lauren Smith; and two brothers, Jay Smith of Albany, NY and Harry Poirier of Spencer. He also leaves four stepchildren, Michael, Anthony, Kristina and Elizabeth. He was born in Worcester the son of Russell K. Smith, Sr. and Lillian (Wiseman) Smith. Russell owned Hadwen Park Market for over 20 years. He was a dog lover, artist and wood…

  • Worcester County

    Pantelis G. Venetis 8/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Pantelis G. Venetis, 84, of Worcester died Sunday, August 5th after a brief illness in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Vasiliki (Kyriazis) Venetis; his daughter, Katrina Wilkins and her husband, Steven and a grandson, Christopher. He also leaves a sister, Anthoula Zahos and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Anastasi, Elias, Kosta, Theofani, Basili and three sisters, Persephone Capsalis, Eleni and Irini. Pantelis was born in Selio Vorios Ipiros the son of George and Katerina (Kitsaki) Venetis and was the youngest of 10. At the age of 10 years old he traveled from Ipiros to…