• Wakefield

    Carole Hammersley, 85

    Published in the October 4, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Sally Ann Squires, 84, of Wakefield died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Sally was born on May 17, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Cecilia (Dugaan) Kuhn. Sally was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School and later graduated from Mt. Auburn School of Nursing. She had worked at Mt. Auburn and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Sally was a Wakefield resident since 1964 and …

  • Wakefield

    Sally Ann Squires, 84

    Published in the October 5, 2018 edition. WESTON — William A. Cummings, 71, of Weston, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born in Melrose on December 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Foster and Doris (Kennedy) Cummings. Mr. Cummings was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964, Colgate University, Class of 1968 and had received his MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College. He was a member of the Cambridge Boat…

  • Wakefield

    William A. Cummings, 71

    Published in the October 8, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Barbara I. Johnston, 92, of Wakefield died Friday October 5, 2018 at her home. She was born in Peabody on February 8, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Mae (Gilroy) Galenius. Mrs. Johnston was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing. She went on to work for many years in nursing at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital before retiring. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episco…

  • Wakefield

    Barbara Johnston, 92

    Published in the October 8, 2018 edition. AUGUSTA, Maine — Stephen Lloyd Bishop, 87, of Augusta, Maine and Reading, Mass., died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Alfond Center of Health in Augusta. He was born in Wakefield, Mass. on February 14, 1931, the son of Harry and Mildred (Mellett) Bishop. Steve attended Wakefield area schools and graduated from Wakefield High School. He later graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1953 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and received his M…

  • Wakefield

    Stephen Bishop, 87

    Published in the October 9, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Roberta T. Fatalo, 86, of Wakefield, died on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Boston on July 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucia (Tammaro) Fatalo. Roberta was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She had retired from John Hancock Life Insurance Company as a Compliance Officer. She was an active member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church where she taught religious educati…

  • Wakefield

    Roberta T. Fatalo, 86

    Member of the Wakefield Fire Department for 34 years Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Robert L. Thompson, 78, of Wakefield died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Peabody. Mr. Thompson was born in Winthrop on November 27, 1939 and was the son of the late Donald L. and Emily (Provan) Thompson. He was raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1959. He was the beloved husband of Beverly G. (Lynch) Thompson and the proud father of Alison L. Cizowski an…

  • Wakefield

    Robert L. Thompson, 78

    Business owner, crafter and artist Published in the October 10, 2018 edition SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE — Marjorie A. (O’Neill) (Capozzi) MacDonald, 74, of South Berwick, Maine, formerly of York and Wells, Maine passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, October 5, 2018. Marjorie was born October 22, 1943 in Malden, Mass., a daughter of the late Walter J. and Doris B. (Cavanaugh) O’Neill. Marjorie was a woman of many talents: a business owner, a crafter and an artist. She was a member of many …

  • Wakefield

    Marjorie A. MacDonald, 74

    Treasured his cross-country trip with high school friends Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Matthew Joseph DiStasio, 56, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on June 21, 1962 he was the son of the late Raymond DiStasio and Rosemary (Costa) DiStasio Nigro. Matt grew up in West Medford and was a graduate of Med…

  • Wakefield

    Matthew DiStasio, 56

    Enjoyed gardening, shopping and date nights with her husband Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Janet S. Hammond, 71, of Wakefield, died peacefully Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her residence. Born on March 23, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn (Astle) Mackenzie. Mrs. Hammond was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, shopping, and …

  • Holden

    Edmund J. Wahlstrom, Jr. CHARLTON/PAXTON – Edmund J. Wahlstrom, Jr., 90, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Burial followed at Hope Cemetery, Worcester. (www.milesfuneralhome.com) Myrtle J. (Pouppeville) McCumber PRINCETON – Myrtle J. (Pouppeville) McCumber, 93, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. A calling hour followed by a funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St…

  • Grafton

    Philip J. Malone, 53

    Philip J. Malone, 53, of North Grafton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Johnson) Malone. Born in Houston, he is the son of JJ and Sue Malone of Westborough. He was raised and…

  • Grafton

    Deepak Bedi, 20

    Deepak Bedi, 20, passed away Aug. 27, 2018, following complications from a heart attack. He is survived by his loving parents Sharon Kaur Torres and her husband Joel Torres and Surinder Singh Bedi and his wife Hari Rai Kaur Bedi, his sister Reena Kaur Torres, his maternal grandparents Charan Singh Dhami and Amrit…

  • Grafton

    Janet Marie (Dauphinais) Charest, 83

    Janet Marie (Dauphinais) Charest, 83, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 23, 1934, to Alfred J. and Alexina (Lavallee) Dauphinais and was educated in the Worcester Catholic school system, graduating in 1952. Janet was married 55 years to…

  • Grafton

    Rev. Doctor James Arthur Bronwell, 73

    The Reverend Doctor James Arthur Bronwell, 73, of Grafton, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Jim’s family was created by an unbounded love. He is survived by his wife, Laura E. Bronwell (nee Bredeson); his children, Robert L. Bronwell and his wife…

  • Grafton

    Barbara A (Mackenzie) Legassey, age 81

    Barbara A (Mackenzie) Legassey, age 81, a longtime resident of North Grafton, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Northbridge. Her beloved husband, Edward J. Legassey passed away Dec. 5, 1991. Barbara was born in Worcester, daughter of George B. and…

  • Grafton

    Janet Dow ( Murphy ) Magnant, 90

    Janet Dow ( Murphy ) Magnant, age 90, of North Grafton, passed away on Sept. 12, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Born on March 24, 1928, in Bridgeport, CT., she is the daughter of the late Francis J. (Pete) and Charlotte Dow Murphy. Janet is predeceased by the love of her life, Alfred J. Magnant who passed…

  • Grafton

    Margaret (Peg) A. King, 90

    Margaret (Peg) A. King passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, just after her 90th birthday. Born and raised in Concord, Mass., Margaret attended nursing school until she met the man of her dreams, (Cyril Moses Lewis King) and left nursing to raise their five children selflessly. After losing Cyril, at a young age, Margaret…

  • Grafton

    Marjorie M. (Briand) Fortier, 89

    Marjorie M. (Briand) Fortier, 89, of Wallingford, Conn. passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Masonic Health Center in Wallingford. Marjorie was born July 23, 1929, in South Grafton, the daughter of Stephen and Stephanie (Stella Korona) Briand. She married Robert J. Fortier on July 25, 1953, who predeceased her on…

  • Grafton

    Kenneth D. “Ken” Perro, 77

    Kenneth D. “Ken” Perro, 77 of Pompano Beach, Florida formerly of Grafton passed away with his devoted wife Jean by his side on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, after a long battle with a chronic illness. He was greeted in heaven by his son Keith D. Perro, who passed away in 1994. Ken was born and raised in Worcester, the…

  • Grafton

    Aime D. Boucher, 75

    Aime D. Boucher, 75, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, from medical complications. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 50 years, Susan (Dauphinais) Boucher, his two daughters Cherie Dupont Kent and her husband Steven; Christi Chludenski and her husband Chet; his son Scott Boucher and…

  • Grafton

    John P. Abram, 56

    John P. Abram, 56, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, following a period of declining health. He is survived by a brother, Raymond P. Abram, Jr., of Orange. He was predeceased by his mother, Charlene (Demers) Abram Garneau; three brothers, Stephen Abram, Edward Garneau, and David…

  • Grafton

    Dominic A. Colorio III, 35

    On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Dominic A. Colorio III, passed away suddenly at the age of 35. Dominic was born Aug. 26, 1983, in Worcester, to Dominic A. Colorio Jr. and Lorraine Foley Williams. He was a brother to Rachel L. Gray (Colorio) and Olive M. Williams and proud father to Anthony S. Colorio. Born to a large…

  • Grafton

    Irene Ann (Dumas) Atchue

    Irene Ann (Dumas) Atchue passed away Oct. 4, 2018, at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Watertown, CT after a brief illness. Her husband of 50 years, LeRoy Atchue, passed away in 1997. Irene was born March 17, 1925, in South Grafton, daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Boutiette) Dumas. She graduated from Grafton…

  • Grafton

    Alfred James (Cooney) Cardin

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear Dad, Alfred James (Cooney) Cardin on Oct. 6, 2018. He was at home surrounded by his loving family. He personified a Christian man who served his family, friends and community his entire life. He will be deeply missed. Alfred was born on June 21…

  • Grafton

    Marlene (Tessie) Perras, 82

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear mother, Marlene (Tessie) Perras on Oct. 10, 2018. She was at her home in Southbridge surrounded by her loving family. She was 82-years-old. She will forever be deeply missed. She was born Marlene Frances Fleming on April 20, 1936, in Worcester…

  • New Bedford

    Michelle Whalley, 77

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mrs. Michelle “Mickey” Whalley, 77, of Pittsfield passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. She was born Michelle Veilleux on June 2, 1941 in New Bedford MA to Leo R Veilleux and Clara E. Blaha Veilleux.Michelle attended Sacred Hearts Academy and graduated from Fairhaven High School. She graduated from Boston University and completed her master’s education at the University of Connecticut.Throughout her long professional career as a speech pathologist, […]

  • New Bedford

    Harvey F. Wyjack, 75

    NEW BEDFORD — Harvey F. Wyjack, 75, of New Bedford died October 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home after a brief illness.He was the husband of Fay P. (Clark) Wyjack.Born in Iowa City, Iowa, son of the late John L. and Ruth A. (Fowler) Wyjack, he lived in New Bedford since 1970.Mr. Wyjack was formerly employed by Alden Corrugated and Smurfit Stone Container for many years until his retirement.He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and later served as […]

  • New Bedford

    Donald DaSilva, 74

    NEW BEDFORD — Donald DaSilva, age 74, of Dartmouth passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joyce A. (DaCosta) DaSilva and the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (Fels) Silva. Donald was also the husband of the late Vivian Silva.Born in New Bedford, MA, Donald had spent the majority of his life as a hard working truck driver, long-hauling for over 50 years across the US before retiring. He was a master at woodworking and a […]

  • New Bedford

    John G. Soares Jr., 67

    NEW BEDFORD — John G. Soares Jr., age 67 of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Care One at New Bedford. He was the son of the late John G. Soares Sr. and Sophie (Botelho) Soares.Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He attended high school in New Bedford. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the fishing industry on the New Bedford waterfront and by Titleist for 15 […]