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    Richard “Paul” Brown 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    Brown, Richard “Paul” of Jamaica Plain passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 30, 2019. Loving son of the late Richard P. and Thelma (Sinnott). Brother of Stephen J. and his fiancée Linda Cavanaugh of Jamaica Plain. Loving Uncle of Mollie Brown of Jamaica Plain and Sam Brown of Brighton. Cherished cousin of Joanne O’Halloran of Medfield and Suzanne O’Halloran of NYC. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Donations…

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    Lawrence John “Larry” Griffin 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    GRIFFIN, Lawrence John “Larry” of Jamaica Plain passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019. Devoted son of the late Lawrence and Katherine (Murphy) Griffin. Loving brother of David and his wife Jeannette of Weymouth; Paul Griffin; Maureen Reen; Catherine O’Donnell and her late husband Thomas; Kathleen Griffin and the late Patricia Shea. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and grand- nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street WEST ROXBURY on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Chrysostom Church at 11: 30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours…

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    Jo Anne Towner 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    TOWNER, Jo Anne of Jamaica Plain died suddenly on June 20, 2019. Loving wife of Philip Santilli. Devoted mother of James Perry of Braintree and Sabrina Perry of Boston. Sister of Timothy Towner, Rosemary Towner-McCluskey and her husband Steven, Kathleen Peak and her husband Andrew. Cherished “Nonni” of Nadja, Edward, Christian, Sophia, Angelina, Dany, Layla, Anastasia and Kaylee. Great-grandmother of Malia. Daughter of the late Regina and Clarence Towner. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Visiting Hours at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, June 27th from 4-8pm concluding with a prayer service. Relatives and friends invited. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com

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    John M. McManus 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    McMANUS, John M. of Jamaica Plain, April 15, 2019. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, May 23rd at 9am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Chapel, West Roxbury at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends invited. US Army Veteran. Interment MA National Cemetery, Bourne. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com

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    Nora Josephine (Kelly) Hession 5/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    HESSION, Nora Josephine (Kelly) of Westborough, formerly of Jamaica Plain, May 18, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Henry J. Loving mother of John J. and his wife Karen of Marlborough. Devoted Nana of Molly, Patrick and Maria. Sister of Maureen McCarthy and her husband William of Quincy and the late Cornelius Kelly, Margaret Flynn, and Harriet Neary. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Wednesday, May 22nd from 10 -11 am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations…

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    Ulana Sos 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Providence,RI / Jamaica Plain,MA

    Ulana Nadraga Sos Ulana, the daughter of Vasyl and Stephania Nadraga, was born in 1939 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She immigrated with her parents to the United States in 1949 and spent her childhood and early adult years in Philadelphia. In November, 1958 she married John Sos and they embarked on a 60-year loving partnership living in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Florida, and Providence, RI. Together they raised three children, Renata, Yarko, Lusia and eight grandchildren. Ulana was a very active member of a plethora of Ukrainian organizations including Plast Ukrainian Scouting, the Ukrainian Women’s Association, teaching in Ukrainian Saturday school, and the Ukrainian Church. After staying at home while her children…

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    Barbara (Fahey) Kelly 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    KELLY, Barbara (Fahey) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the All American Assisted Living, Raynham on April 16, 2019. She was 98 years old. Born on May 21, 1920, she grew up in Jamaica Plain and married Francis (Buddy) Kelly on August 12, 1945. Together they raised 4 children: Joanne Kelly, Barbara Keough, Patricia Marciano and Kevin Kelly. She was the devoted grandmother of Katie and Jeff Keough, Kelly, Tim, Scott, Erin and Kathleen Marciano, Jenn and Lisa Kelly, and her 6 great-grandchildren. When Buddy passed away in 1976, Barbara went to work at Senator Ted Kennedy’s Office. She enjoyed being with family, Bingo, trips to Foxwood…

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    Margaret M. (Goggin) Clancy 4/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA / Roslindale,MA / West Roxbury,MA / Boston,MA / Dedham,MA

    Clancy, Margaret M. (Goggin) of Roslindale, formerly of Jamaica Plain, April 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Thomas R. Clancy (Ret. LT. BFD). Loving mother of Edward M. Clancy of Dedham, Brian William Clancy and his wife Anne of Franklin, Kathleen Clancy of Woonsocket, RI, and the late Paul F. Clancy and Thomas J. Clancy and his surviving wife Eleanor Clancy of Dedham. Devoted grandmother of Maureen, Colleen and her husband Paul Ferguson, Brian, Hillary, Moriah and her husband Vinay Reddy Jaddu, Rebekah, Amy, Sarah, Thomas, Heather and the late Katie. Loving great grandmother of Michael Clancy and Finn Ferguson. Devoted sister of the late Maurice, Gene, Kathleen and…

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    Delrose A. Mowatt 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA / Boston,MA / Roslindale,MA / Dedham,MA / Dorchester,MA

    DELROSE A MOWATT, August 18, 1940 – March 27, 2019 Delrose Mowatt, age 78, passed quietly on March 27, 2019 at her home in Augusta, GA. Delrose was born August 18,1940 in St. Ann, Jamaica to Hilda May Lynch. Delrose or Mema, as the grandchildren called her, was a generous, considerate, trustworthy and quick-witted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. An amazing cook, no one ever left her house wanting food. She thoroughly enjoyed raising her children. She mentioned often that some of her best memories were the times she spent at their swimming lessons and swim meets as they travelled New England. She also liked to take them to…

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    Dianne M. Condon 3/31/2019 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA / Boston,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA / Walpole,MA / Dedham,MA / Roslindale,MA

    Condon, Dianne M. of Walpole formerly of West Roxbury, passed away suddenly on March 31, 2019. Our hearts are broken. Loving daughter of Paul and Barbara Condon. Cherished sister of Caroline. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Dianne attended St. Theresa School and graduated from Walpole High School. She received her associate’s degree in Science Radiologic Technology from Mass Bay Community College. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Chapel and interment at St. Joseph Cemetery will be private. Donations in Dianne’s memory may be made to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 747 Third Ave. 33rd Floor, New York, NY…

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    Philomena M. “Phyllis” Larkin 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    LARKIN, Philomena M. “Phyllis” of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Co. Roscommon, Ireland, March 18, 2019. Loving sister of Margaret, John and Leo Larkin all of Ireland and the late Anne and Mary Larkin. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Friday, March 22nd at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com

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    Caroline S. (Curtis) Fahey 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    FAHEY, Caroline S. (Curtis) of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 14, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Fahey. Loving mother of Doreen Dykes (Danny), Linda Evans (Artie), Diane McCarthy, Ann Shirley McGonagle (Harry), Lorraine Likas (Eddie), Paul (Linda), and the late Darrell, mother-in-law of Diane. Adored Grammy of Cindy & John, Danny J. & Christine, Colleen & Marcus, D.J. & Jen, Artie & Jen, Scott & Leigh-Ann, Kim & Lee, Allie & Tim, Jill & Joe, Sean & Reama, Ashley & Bryan, Jeff, Julie & Dan, and Alexis. Cherished Grammy C. of Devyn, Kerri,…

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    Robert Restuccia 3/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA / Belmont,MA

    The death of Robert Restuccia, a giant in the consumer health care movement, is being mourned Monday in Massachusetts and beyond. Born in Boston, raised in Belmont and a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, Restuccia helped build Health Care For All and then for the past 18 years expanded his work in that field with Community Catalyst. He died at the age of 69 after fighting pancreatic cancer, Community Catalyst announced Sunday afternooon. Friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate Restuccia’s life on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Parish Church in Brookline. On April 30, 2019, a “Together For the People” event to honor Restuccia and support…

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    Mary Baxter 1/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    BAXTER, Mary, age 88, of Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Katherine and her partner Jonathan, Thomas and his spouse Nancy, John, and Mark and his spouse Ellen. Grandmother of Mark and James. Sister of Francis and his wife Catherine. Mary was a life-long resident of Jamaica Plain. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and Jamaica Plain High School. She was a devoted employee of the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain advocating for veterans. Her passions in life were her family, ballroom dancing, reading mystery novels, the Red Sox, and her Catholic faith. She was a…

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    Brian J. Pierce 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    PIERCE, Brian J, age 65, of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill died unexpectedly on January 10, 2019. Loving son of the late James and Pauline T. (Turner) Pierce. Visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Complete notice to follow

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    Mary A. Leslie 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    LESLIE, Mary A. life-long resident of Jamaica Plain, MA, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018 while with her family in Michigan. Daughter of the late Edward A. Leslie, Sr. and Elizabeth (McConn). Beloved sister of Edward A. Leslie and his wife Barbara and the late Phyllis Leslie. Mary is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews and their families: Paul Leslie (Xavier and Max), Beth Ann Markey and her husband John (Elizabeth, Thomas, Matthew, Mary Claire, Michaela, Isabella, Anna, and Margaret), Chris Leslie (Emma, Maddy, and Greta), Katherine Cerne and her husband John (Blaise and Kennedy), Matthew Leslie and his wife Mary (Seraphia), Lynn O’Donohue and her husband…

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    Solveig Maria Eriksson Turner 12/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    TURNER, Solveig Maria Eriksson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 79 after complications from surgery and the results of dementia and traumatic brain injury. Solveig Turner, daughter of Gertrud and Ture Eriksson, grew up in Finland, was awarded a prestigious one year Wien Scholarship to Brandeis University, and soon after returning to Finland and work in Switzerland, was surprised to be granted a Green Card by President Johnson as a result of a letter written by her college roommate to study in the U.S. and work at the United Nations. She met the love of her life, Michael…

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    Edward V. McCarthy 12/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Canton,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA / falmouth,MA

    Edward V. McCarthy, age 86, of Canton formerly of Falmouth and Jamaica Plain, passed away December 2nd at Cornerstone in Canton surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Jamaica Plain, he graduated from the High School of Commerce, attended Boston University and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a Furniture Contractor and operated his own business, McCarthy Brother’s Furniture in Jamaica Plain for many years before retiring. He has lived in Canton for the last 9 years and previously lived in Falmouth. Ed was an avid Red Sox Fan and enjoyed golf and summering in Falmouth. Beloved husband of the late Noreen M. (Kane).…

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    Sheila A. (McLaughlin) Hooper 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA

    Sheila A. (McLaughlin) Hooper 78, of Franklin, died suddenly, Wednesday October 3, 2018 at the Cape Cod Irish Village in Yarmouth. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Hooper, who died in 1992. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Monday Oct. 8th, at 9AM from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Jude Church 86 Main St. Norfolk, at 10AM. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Franklin. Calling hours are Sunday from 2-6PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Friends of Franklin 50 Corbin…

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    Joachim Ambroise 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    Mr. Joachim Ambroise of Jaimaica Plain formerly of Trou-Du-Nord, Haiti passed away on September 18, 2018. Beloved husband of Carona (Salomon) Ambroise. Devoted father of Alex Ambroise, Alexandra Ambroise-Pierre, Rhandal Ambroise, and step-father of Sheila Salomon-Matthews. Dear grandfather of Lindsey and Isahbel Pierre, Avrald and Lindsey Matthews. The family will receive visitors at the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Friday, September 28 from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at The First Haitian Baptist Church, 397 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester on Saturday, September 29th at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

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    William J. Hegarty 9/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    HEGARTY, William J., age 75 of Jamaica Plain passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Seasons Hospice of Milton after a long battle with cancer. Son of the late Margaret M. and William J. Hegarty. Brother of Katherine E. Hegarty of Hyde Park, Kevin M. Hegarty of New Bedford, and the late John T. Hegarty and James B. Hegarty. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bill was a former member of the Roofers Union and had retired as a member of Tunnel Workers Union, Local 88. He had worked on a number of projects related to the “Big Dig” and the Boston outfall project. Bill was a longtime…

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    Laurence Ornelien 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    Mrs. Laurence Ornelien passed away on Monday August 13, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Jean Etienne. Devoted mother of Martinez Etienne, and the late Joseph Etienne. A viewing for Laurence will be held at the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9am – 10am immediately followed by a funeral service at 10 am. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery located at 427 Cummins Hwy. Roslindale

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    Joyce P. (Donovan) Choate 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    CHOATE, Joyce P. (Donovan) of Biloxi, MS formerly of Jamaica Plain, June 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late John L. Choate. Loving mother of Sean P. of Cotuit. Michelle Taylor of Ocean Springs, MS, Mary and her husband George Mitsiopoulos of Ocean Springs, MS and Bryan J. of West Roxbury. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sister of Alice Owens of ME, Nancy Elliot of West Roxbury, Patricia Cadigan of NH, her twin sister Judith Nee of Norwood and the late John Donovan, Jr. and Rosemary Gagnon. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury on Friday, July 6th at 9am. followed…

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    Paul J. Feeney 5/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    FEENEY, Paul J. of Jamaica Plain, May 12, 2018. Beloved father of Matthew of NC, Mark of TX, Sean of NC, Karen of NC and the late Andrew. Devoted grandfather of 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Brother of Thomas and his wife Ann of South Boston, James and his wife Helen of Weymouth, Mary Walsh of Dedham, John and his wife Roxanne of Mashpee, and the late Catherine Huber. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Monday, May 21st at 9am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’ Church Dedham at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Sunday…

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    Elizabeth Ann Coughlin 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Jamaica Plain,MA

    Coughlin, Elizabeth A.. of West Roxbury and Sanbornville, Maine died April 23rd after a long illness at Sherrill House, Boston surrounded by caring staff. Daughter of Marian (Kimball) and John W. Coughlin, Esq, Upon receiving degrees from Emmanuel and Boston University, she taught at Boston Business School for 25+ years. Upon graduating from Emmanuel College, Elizabeth entered the convent of the Marist Missionaries Sisters in hopes of perusing missionary work. With the death of her father a year later, she returned home to be a companion and caretaker of her mother. She subsequently pursued advanced degrees at Emmanuel College as well as Boston University and taught for many years at…