Joyce Funeral Home

The Joyce Funeral Home was established in Waltham in October, 1910 by Francis J. Joyce. His generation saw the most significant changes in funeral services during the last century and Mr. Joyce became one of the most progressive, innovative and respected funeral directors of his day. The firm's legal name is Francis J. Joyce & Son, Inc. and the firm has operated as a locally owned funeral home, since its founding. It is also the repository of funeral records of Freedom Wentworth & Sons Funeral Service, the Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home and the St. Germain & Son Funeral Home, all of Waltham, following the retirement of their owners.

Robert E. Joyce joined his father, in 1946, after service in the Navy and Marine Corps, and operated the funeral home until his death in 1979. He oversaw the modernization and most significant growth of the firm. During his tenure, the home was updated several times and finally relocated to a facility on Main Street which is one of the few in the area designed to provide funeral services. Robert's wife, Dorothy, took over operation of the firm following her husband's death and oversaw construction of the new funeral home.

Robert and Dorothy's son, Frank, is the current owner of the funeral home. He and his family and staff, while living in a different age, still strive to uphold the firm's founding principle of providing dignified, professional and compassionate care to families who call upon them. Consistently regarding the care of the dead and the living as a sacred privilege of trust and caring is the reason why the Joyce Funeral Home has become the pre-eminent funeral firm in the Waltham area. The firm provides many options for funeral, memorial, burial and cremation services in a welcoming and caring environment.


Our Obituaries

Mary L. (Maloney) Casella

February 18, 1937 - November 16, 2019

Mary Casella loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was the epitome of home maker and her home in Warrendale was the place where everyone gathered for the holiday's and celebrations. She beautifully decorated both inside and out to celebrate all the festive occasions. With a door always open to family and friends she always had a closet with little gifts for those who stopped by for a...
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Eleanor J. (Johnson) Higgins

November 11, 1926 - November 12, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor J. (Johnson) Higgins, of Waltham, died at home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was 93. Eleanor was born on November 11, 1926 in Freetown, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mariah Johnson. She was raised in Freetown and was a graduate of Durfee High School in Fall River. After that she trained as a nurse at Hahnemann Hospital in Worcester. After her marriage to...
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Henry J. Boudreau

March 13, 1929 - November 12, 2019

Mr. Henry J. Boudreau, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital after an illness. He was 90. Henry was born in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada he was a son of the late Alexander and Marie Ann (Aucoin) Boudreau. Raised and educated in Cheticamp he immigrated to the United States in 1955 settling in Waltham. He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Aucoin. Betty died on December...
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Paul R. Hughes

May 22, 1937 - November 12, 2019

Mr. Paul R. Hughes, of Burlington, a former longtime Watertown resident, died on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living of Burlington. Paul was a devoted husband to his wife of 61 years, Joan, and in particular, over the last ten years as she struggled with complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was dedicated to his six children and an active part of their lives as well as the...
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Robert F. Doherty

August 27, 1943 - November 11, 2019

George Washington wrote in a Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793 'To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which...
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Ernest A. Botti

October 14, 1930 - November 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Ernest A. Botti, of Waltham, formerly of Newton, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. He was 89. Ernie was born in Somerville on October 14, 1930, a son of the late Andrea and Grace (Muscolino) Botti, and was raised in Belmont and in Newton. After graduating from Newton High School he joined the United States Air Force where he...
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Joan E. Kelleher

July 28, 1931 - November 5, 2019

Mrs. Joan E. (Dillon) Kelleher, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at The Residence at Watertown Square with her family by her side. She was 88 years old. Joan was born in Boston on July 28, 1931, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Callahan) Dillon. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Mount Trinity Academy before earning her degree in...
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Robert W. Delano

June 18, 1942 - November 4, 2019

Mr. Robert W. Delano, of Waltham, died Monday, November 4, 2019 in The Neville Center at Fresh Pond in Cambridge. He was 77. Born on June 18, 1942 in Waltham he was a son of the late Adelbert and Margaret (Burke) Delano. Raised in the Warrendale neighborhood of Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School and later earned his degree from Newbury College. Bob served in the United States...
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Beth H. (Johnson) Travis

February 20, 1946 - November 2, 2019

Bellingham – Mrs. Beth H. (Johnson) Travis, of Bellingham, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. She was 73. Beth was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Alvin and Doris (Wilson) Johnson, and was raised in Waltham. She was a 1965 graduate of Waltham High and had been a longtime member of Christ Church on Main Street. A Waltham resident for...
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J. Edward Gaudet

February 18, 1928 - November 1, 2019

Lexington – Retired Waltham Police Lieutenant J. Edward Gaudet, of Lexington, died at home on Friday, November 1, 2019 following a period of declining health. He was 91. Ed was born in Waltham on February 18, 1928, a son of the late Marcel and Sarah (Cormier) Gaudet. After graduating from Waltham High School he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 where he served aboard the...
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Mary E. (Fichtner) O'Connell

February 23, 1923 - November 1, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Mary E. (Fichtner) O'Connell, of Waltham, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley. She was 96. Mary was born in Cambridge on February 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Carl and Rose (Conlin) Fichtner. She was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of the Academy of the Assumption in Brighton. Shortly after her marriage to Thomas F. O...
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Dauna Milligan

June 24, 1930 - October 29, 2019

Dauna Milligan, of Waltham, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Care Dimension Hospice House of Lincoln. She was 89. Dauna was born in Minnesota on June 24, 1930, a daughter of the late Walter and Lenore (Lambert) Milligan. Before her retirement she had worked as an executive secretary for Bolt, Beranek and Newman and also at the LFE Corporation. Dauna was social by nature and loved to spend...
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Virginia T. (Spang) McManama

May 26, 1923 - October 29, 2019

Belmont – Mrs. Virginia T. (Spang) McManama died at home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was 96. Virginia, a longtime resident of Belmont, was born in Quincy on May 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph P. Spang and Mary (Lorenz) Spang. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1941 and from Radcliffe College in 1945. She was a sister of the late Anna M. Peck,...
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Arturo Francisco Baguer

May 8, 1936 - October 27, 2019

Mr. Arturo Francisco Baguer, of Waltham, formerly of Garden City, New York died Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Meadow Green Nursing Facility. He was 83. Born on May 8, 1936 in Havana, Cuba he was a son of the late Miguel and Gerturdis (Bosque) Baguer. Raised and educated in the Jesuit tradition at The Belen School. He later married his High School sweetheart, Rosa Tejera, on December 8, 1959 at...
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Louis P. Cannistraro

March 12, 1931 - October 26, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Louis P. Cannistraro, of Waltham, died Saturday October 26, 2019 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 88. Lou was born in Waltham on March 12, 1931, a son of the late Peter and Frances (Alfano) Cannistraro, and was a lifelong resident. In August, 1950, a year out of high school and a month after the onset of the Korean War, he joined the United States...
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Jesús Salazar Montufar

January 2, 1956 - October 24, 2019

Waltham - Jesús Salazar Montufar died at home on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after an illness. She was 63. Jesús was born January 2, 1956 in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala a daughter of the late Matilde Salazar and Margarita Montufar. Raised and educated in Guatemala she immigrated to the United States in 1999 and had lived in Waltham her last seven years. She was married to Victor Manuel Garcia...
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Gisèle M. (Fleurant) Albanna

January 10, 1926 - October 22, 2019

Gisèle Marie Albanna died peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge held by the love of her family. She was 93. Gisèle was born on January 10, 1926 in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, Quebec, Canada and raised on her family farm. She was one of seven children born to the late Walter and Beatrice (Bergeron) Fleurant. Following her Mothers' untimely passing when...
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Rosemary T. (Utley) Sheridan

October 15, 1931 - October 22, 2019

Mrs. Rosemary T. (Utley) Sheridan, of Watertown, died at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was 88. Born in Boston on October 15, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Francis and Dorothy (McLaughlin) Utley. She lived many years in Brighton and Waltham and the last eleven years in Watertown. Rosemary worked as an administrative assistant for the Joe Kennedy Citizens Energy Oil Heat...
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George B. McManama, M.D.

January 9, 1920 - October 20, 2019

Dr. George B. McManama, of Belmont, died at home on Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was 99. Dr. McManama, a longtime Belmont resident, was born in Waltham on January 9, 1920, a son of the late Dr. John C. and Elizabeth G. (Winkel) McManama. He graduated from Boston College High School, Boston College and from Tufts Medical School in 1944. During World War II he served as a captain with the...
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Eleanor M. (Joyal) Gorgone

June 25, 1923 - October 20, 2019

Mrs. Eleanor M. (Joyal) Gorgone, of Framingham, formerly of Waltham died Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Bethany Healthcare. She was 96. Eleanor was born June 25, 1923 in Waltham a daughter of the late Alde and Vizina (LeBlanc) Joyal. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School and married George S. Gorgone on November 11, 1944. They were married 58 years until his death on July...
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Frank D. Taddeo

January 1, 1933 - October 18, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Frank D. Taddeo, of Waltham, died peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. He was 86. Frank was born in Newton on January 1, 1933, a son of the late Lucas and Concetta (Giacci) Taddeo, and was a 1951 graduate of Newton High School. After that he joined the United States Army where he served as a combat medic during the Korean War. ...
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Michael G. Waldron

May 31, 1965 - October 16, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Michael G. Waldron, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home. He was 54. Michael was born and raised in Watertown, a son of Eileen M. (Mahon) Waldron of Waltham and the late William J. Waldron. He was a 1983 graduate of Watertown High School. A Watertown resident for most of his life he moved to Waltham three years ago after having...
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Alan C. Bieri

December 15, 1945 - October 16, 2019

Shrewsbury - Alan Bieri, 73, died at home surrounded by family on October 16, 2019 after battling a long illness. Alan was from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania and East Brunswick, NJ, son of the late Walter and Helen (Daukas) Bieri. Alan is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Deborah, and adored daughter, Kristen, and her husband Jeff Wheeler of Holden, Massachusetts. He was the loving Papa to...
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Judith Ann Barrett

April 10, 1947 - October 14, 2019

Judith Ann Barrett, of Kennebunkport, died on October 14, 2019 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston. She was 72. Judith was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on April 10, 1947, the daughter of the late Chester Mahlon Barrett and Patricia Ann (Lockwood) Barrett. She earned her RN from Salem Hospital of Nursing, Salem, MA and her Bachelors of Science degree from Saint Joseph's College in Maine....
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John Anthony Mannick, M.D.

March 24, 1928 - October 13, 2019

Dr. John Anthony Mannick of Weston passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Brigham and Women's Hospital on October 13, 2019 at age 91. He was the son of the late Alfred Mannick and Catherine Shuster Mannick of Yakima, Washington. He was the devoted husband of the late Virginia Mannick of Quincy, MA and the beloved father of Catherine, Elizabeth and Joan Mannick. He leaves 7...
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Larry Marini

December 9, 1954 - October 13, 2019

Larry Marini always kept active and busy. He was a familiar and consistent face at the Waverly Oaks Athletic Club in Waltham where he worked out religiously and enjoyed many rounds of racquetball with friends. And…coincidentally it's where he met Denise M. LaBrache and later married on November 8, 1986 in Our Lady's Church in Newton. Born on December 9, 1954 in Newton he was a son of...
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Ronald J. Fietze

July 1, 1936 - October 12, 2019

Mr. Ronald J. Fietze, of Burlington, formerly of Lexington passed lovingly into the gentle hands of God, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital after a long struggle with cancer. He was 83. Until his last hours, he continued to show every nurse, doctor, aid and hospital worker a warm hand and kind words. He was born on July 1, 1936 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, son of the late...
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Gordon C. LeBlanc

October 2, 1942 - October 12, 2019

Gordon LeBlanc always remained mindful of his humble beginnings in both Canada and here in the United States. Hard work, determination and living simply were qualities that later enabled him to enjoy the fruits and sacrifices of his labors. Gordon was a man of few words but his friendship and loyalty had a deep impact. Gordon immigrated to the United States in 1962 from Canada. He was born...
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Lottie T. (Skovenski) Stafford

February 20, 1931 - October 10, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Lottie T. (Skovenski) Stafford, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 88. Lottie was born and raised in McIntyre, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William and Stella (Klimkos) Skovenski. In 1949 she moved to Washington, D.C. where she met her husband, Walter F. Stafford. Following their marriage the couple lived in...
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Nicholas P. Jones

April 7, 1985 - October 9, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Nicholas P. Jones, of Waltham, died on Wednesday October 9, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 34. Nick was born on April 7, 1985, a son of Sharon A. (Moody) Jones of Waltham and the late Philip J. Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Waltham and was a graduate of Minuteman High School in Lexington. He worked as a talented mechanic at Pro-Cut in Waltham. Nick had a...
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Rev. George J. Waggoner

July 17, 1931 - October 9, 2019

Surrounded by his loving family, the Reverend George Jamison Waggoner died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was 88. Born on July 17, 1931 in Jacksonville, Florida he was a son of the late George and Stella (Milan) Waggoner. He lived most of his life in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy O'Neill Waggoner. George's fondest memory of...
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Bruno J. Schulz

March 12, 1933 - October 2, 2019

Mr. Bruno J. Schulz, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday October 2, 2019 in the Atrium at Drum Hill in Chelmsford after a long illness. He was 86. Bruno was born March 12, 1933 in Neulaube, Kreiss Lissa, Germany to the late Otto and Marta Schulz. He escaped Communist East Germany in 1954 and spent time in then West Germany where he met his future wife Helen Papelitzky before...
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Agnes Janet "Sis" Pollock

April 28, 1925 - October 2, 2019

Mrs. Agnes Janet "Sis" (Chisholm) Pollock of Virginia Beach, Virginia died peacefully in nursing care. She was 94. Agnes was born in Waltham on April 28, 1925, a daughter of the late John A. and the late Agnes M. (Grierson) Chisholm. The wife of LCDR Grant H. Pollock US Navy Retired, "Sis" left her children Sandra L. A. (Hardy) Pfohl and her husband Jack of Marcellus, NY, Robin M. (Pollock)...
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Theodore G. Rand

October 3, 1923 - October 1, 2019

Mr. Theodore G. Rand, of Bedford, formerly of Weston and New Hampton, New Hampshire, died peacefully, surrounded by family on October 1, 2019. He was 95. Ted was born in Newton on October 3, 1923, one of three children of the late Charles and Thrina (Bredesen) Rand. He attended Brown and Nichols School and graduated from Newton High School in 1942. He then went to work for the engineering...
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Marjorie H. Pedersen

May 18, 1920 - September 30, 2019

Mrs. Marjorie H. (Bradley) Pedersen, of Waltham, died peacefully at Westborough Healthcare on Monday September, 30, 2019. She was 99. Marjorie was born in Greenfield on May 18, 1920, the daughter of the late James and Minnie (Stewart) Bradley. She was raised and educated in Waltham and had worked at Grover Cronin's on Moody Street before beginning a family of her own. On September 25,...
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John Paul 'JP' Roy

October 17, 1944 - September 30, 2019

Waltham – Mr. John Paul 'JP' Roy, of Waltham, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 74. JP was born on October 17, 1944 in Moncton, New Brunswick; JP was one of twelve children born to the late William and Irene (Arsenault) Roy. JP moved to the United States more than fifty years ago, settling in Waltham. Trips 'home' and vacations to Shediac, New...
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Kathy M. "Nanny" (Casey) MacDougall

September 27, 1942 - September 28, 2019

Waltham - Ms. Kathy M. "Nanny" (Casey) MacDougall of Waltham quietly succumbed to cancer in Concord on Saturday, September 28, 2019. She was 77. Kathy was born on September 27, 1942 in Brighton. She grew up in Brighton, then as an adult, resided in Maynard and Waltham. Kathy worked in dining services as well as the bookstore at Brandeis University in Waltham. She is survived by her...
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Ida E. (Della Camera) Uttaro

May 31, 1926 - September 27, 2019

Waltham – Ida Uttaro, age 93, passed away peacefully at Deutsches Altenheim in West Roxbury on September 27th surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Filomena DeCurtis and Luigi Della Camera, and was predeceased by her siblings John (Lillian), Ernest, and Albert (Irene). In addition to her parents and siblings, Ida is also reunited with her husband, the late Frank...
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Geraldine J. (McGann) Quinlan

November 27, 1929 - September 27, 2019

Weston - Mrs. Geraldine "Geri" J. (McGann) Quinlan died on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Sunrise of Weston. Born in Waltham on November 27, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Downing) McGann - Otot. Geri was a proud member of the Waltham High School Class of 1947 and had been a Weston resident for 62 years. On March 17, 1951 she married the love of her life, Sherwood A....
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Walter F. Welch, O.D.

November 17, 1927 - September 26, 2019

Dedham – Walter F. Welch, O.D., died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was 91. Dr. Welch was born in Mission Hill on November 17, 1927, a son of the late Walter M. and Mary (McManus) Welch, and was raised in Roslindale. He graduated from Boston College High School and after that served as a corpsman with the United States Navy at the conclusion of...
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Patricia G. (Hart) MacDonald

July 30, 1951 - September 26, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia G. (Hart) MacDonald, of Waltham, died on Thursday, September 26, 2019 surrounded by her children. She was 68. Born on July 30, 1951 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Ariel (Morse) Hart. Raised in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1969. She married Jeffrey K. MacDonald (Waltham Fire Department) on October 27...
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Susan L. (Carr) Kaupelis

September 29, 1957 - September 25, 2019

Susan L. Kaupelis, of Worcester, formerly of Waltham died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center after a valiant battle with leukemia. She was 61. Born on September 29, 1957 in Waltham, she was a daughter of Corinne (LeBlanc) Carr and the late Chester T. Carr Jr. She was raised in Waltham and graduated with the class of 1975 from Waltham High School. She was married to...
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Luigina DiGiusto

March 29, 1922 - September 25, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Luigina (Ciavattone) DiGiusto died peacefully in her Waltham home surrounded by family on Wednesday September 25, 2019. She was 97. Luigina was born in Anversa, Italy on March 29, 1922, one of four daughters to the late Berardino and Anna (Del Rosso) Ciavattone. She married Guerrino DiGiusto on September 5, 1946 in Anversa and they immigrated to the United States in 1956,...
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Joan E. (Murphy) MacDonald

November 30, 1951 - September 24, 2019

Waltham – Joan E. (Murphy) MacDonald, of Waltham, died on September 24, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 67. Born in Waltham on November 30, 1951, she was one of seven children of the late Robert F. and Lillian Y. (Marotte) Murphy, and had been a lifelong resident. Joan worked at Agoda (formerly Priceline) as a marketing manager before her retirement. She loved to travel...
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Phyllis L. Moran

December 22, 1920 - September 23, 2019

Weston – Ms. Phyllis L. Moran, of Weston, formerly of Waltham, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at Wingate of Weston. She was 98. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Peter and Emily (Diehl) Moran, she was raised in Jamaica Plain. Until her retirement she worked for many years as an accounting supervisor at The Norton Company. Phyllis was a sister of the late Emily Lynch and Doris...
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Una H. Fleischmann

October 23, 1927 - September 23, 2019

Una Hayes Fleischmann passed away peacefully on September 23rd. She was born on October 23, 1927 and grew up in Middletown and Peekskill, New York. Una was an airplane spotter from the roof of Peekskill High School during World War II. She attended Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, and then moved to New York City where she was on the fashion staff of Harper's Bazaar and...
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Yvonne M. (Brouillette) (Tashjian) Gaudet

February 21, 1925 - September 23, 2019

Lexington – Mrs. Yvonne M. (Brouillette) (Tashjian) Gaudet, of Lexington, died on September 23, 2019 at the Parmenter Hospice House in Wayland. She was 94. Yvonne was born in Cambridge on February 21, 1925, one of five children born to the late William and Blanche (Vezina) Brouillette and was raised in Arlington. She was a graduate of Arlington High School. She worked during the war...
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Peter A. Ricci

March 15, 1946 - September 22, 2019

Mr. Peter A. Ricci, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was 73. Peter was born in Waltham on March 15, 1946, a son of the late John and Lena (Picone) Ricci. Raised in Waltham, he worked for years as a laborer for the Metropolitan District Commission until his retirement. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and was always front and center of the...
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Fernande M. Cormier

July 2, 1943 - September 21, 2019

They say that long after we are too big to carry in her arms, a mother carries us in her heart . . . and so it was for Fern Cormier of Waltham. When her grandchildren were young, they would spend every weekend at their grandparent's house. Fern welcomed them on each visit with a big 'hello,' a warm hug and a joyous smile, and every time, as if it was the first. Fern was born on July 2, 1943...
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Jeff Yihsiang Chin

May 31, 1961 - September 19, 2019

Mr. Jeff Yihsiang Chin, of Wayland, died tragically while on vacation with his family in Hawaii. He was 58. Jeff was born in Tainan, Taiwan on May 31, 1961, the youngest of three children to Tsai-Luang Wang and the late Chung-Ching Chin. On September 28, 1988, he married Debbie Huineng Chen in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to the United States where they lived in...
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Helen F. (Swackhamer) Ammerman

August 10, 1929 - September 18, 2019

Mrs. Helen F. (Swackhamer) Ammerman, longtime resident of Endicott, New York, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Belmont Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 90. Helen was born August 10, 1929 in StandingStone Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William F. and Sarah Geraldine (Van Ness) Swackhamer. Her father died when Helen was just four months old and her mother remarried to...
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John P. Iandoli

August 11, 1925 - September 18, 2019

In a recent article published in the Telegram about 'The Greatest Generation' John Iandoli didn't mince his words. In fact he was very candid and not necessarily politically correct as he called it like it was in his words. His details were brutally honest about combat and war, life and death. The article talked about his entry as a Marine during World War II where he received the Bronze Star...
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Theresa M. Cousineau

May 31, 1927 - September 16, 2019

Mrs. Theresa M. (Furey) Cousineau, of Waltham, passed away on September 16, 2019. She was 92. On May 31, 1927, Theresa was one of six children born to Ireland natives, Thomas and Ella (Cunningham) Furey. Born and raised in Watertown, she was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School, and it was also at her home parish that she married her sweetheart, fellow Watertown native, Edward T....
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Alphonse Centofanti

January 9, 1920 - September 16, 2019

Mr. Alphonse Centofanti of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, September 16, 2019 in John Adams House in Quincy. He was 99. Born on January 9, 1920 in Cambridge, Alphonse was the son of Italian immigrants Falco "Frank" and Josephine (Pacella) Centofanti. A graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Al honorably served the country in the United States Navy, both in the...
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Adrianna A. Smith

July 6, 1992 - September 15, 2019

Adrianna Smith loved the people in her life and all the creatures God placed on earth. With her lifelong passion for animals she established her own company Walks 4 Pawz and loved going to work each day. Adrianna preferred country living as opposed to city and had dreams of owning and living on farm of her own someday. In her short time here on this earth she touched the lives of so many...
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Lorraine M. (Verme) Livingston

February 10, 1923 - September 13, 2019

Mrs. Lorraine M. (Verme) Livingston, formerly of Summit, NJ, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise of Weston. She was 96. Lorraine was born on February 10, 1923 in Moline, Illinois, daughter of the late Albin and Hulda (Nelson) Verme. Raised in Moline she was a graduate of Moline High School. Lorraine married Lloyd E. Livingston on June 16, 1951 in Salem Lutheran Church and they lived 13...
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Molly (Scherf) Sullivan

February 22, 1929 - September 13, 2019

Ms. Molly (Scherf) Sullivan, of Waltham, died on September 13, 2019. She was 90 years old. Molly was born on February 22, 1929 in Dinslaken, a small town located in Northwest Germany. She was one of five children of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Kaiser) Scherf. They say that some of the best things in life are the people we love, the places we've seen and the memories we've made along the...
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Thelma (Stamas) Nonis

June 22, 1921 - September 12, 2019

Mrs. Thelma (Stamas) Nonis, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown and Cambridge, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 98. Thelma was born on June 22, 1921 in Cambridge, the daughter of immigrants Nicholas P. and Nicoletta (Kokinakas) Stamas. Raised in Cambridge, she graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin and the Burdett Business School. With an eye for detail,...
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John J. Ferrera

November 26, 1935 - September 11, 2019

Mr. John J. Ferrera, of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. He was 83. John was born in Waltham on November 26, 1935, the son of Italian immigrants Francesco and Carmela (Perania) Ferrera. After graduating from Waltham High School he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he was a top achiever as a Marine and Electrical Engineer in...
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September 11, 2001

September 11, 2019

Two-thousand - nine-hundred - seventy-seven. Every life with a story to tell . . . and a family grieving to this day. May their memories be eternal. World Trade Center North Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Paul Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius...
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Manfred Celestin Charles

April 6, 1929 - September 9, 2019

Waltham - Mr. Manfred Celestin Charles, formerly of Woodside, Queens New York died on Monday, September 9, 2019.He was 90 years old. He was born April 6, 1929 in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. A son of the late Stephen and Cecile (Riche) Charles, Manfred immigrated to the United States in 1969. He lived most of his life in Woodside, Queens, New York before moving to Waltham with his son in December 2018....
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Peter A. Holland

February 27, 1937 - September 9, 2019

As a longtime collegiate rowing coach, Pete Holland's advice was simple: 'Pull hard and you will go fast.' His passion for the sport afforded him a long, successful and rewarding coaching career that he never regarded as "work." Peter died at his home at the Southgate Retirement Community in Shrewsbury on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was 82. Born on February 27, 1937 in Boston, he was a...
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Richard Pike "Pudgy" Martin, Jr.

February 5, 1941 - September 8, 2019

Weston – Mr. Richard Pike 'Pudgy' Martin, Jr., of Weston, died at home on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was 78. Pudgy was born in Lexington on February 5, 1941 to the late Antonette L. (Gabri) and Richard P. Martin, Sr. He had attended Lexington High School and learned how to work hard at a young age. In 1965 he took over and renamed Martin's Waltham Spring Company on Music Hall Avenue. ...
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Christina C. Coutard

September 6, 2019

Ms. Christina C. Coutard, of Waltham, died Friday, September 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Andre Coutard and Anne Marie Duchatellier. Christina was a smart, beautiful, funny, and vivacious lady who lived life to the fullest. She was captivating and always the center of attention. With Christina, not only did her charisma draw you in, but it left you with a lasting fondness for her...
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Maureen E. Green

November 7, 1974 - September 5, 2019

Waltham – Maureen E. Green, of Waltham, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 44. Maureen was born in Waltham on November 7, 1974, a daughter of Ernest A. and Ann T. (Carney) Green, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and earned her bachelor's degree at Westfield State College. Her love of children...
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Mary E. Texeira

January 29, 1918 - September 5, 2019

Mrs. Mary E. (Moynihan) Texeira, of Waltham, died in her home on Thursday September 5, 2019. She was 101. Mary was born in Cambridge on January 29, 1918, one of six children to the late Dennis and Mary (Heffernan) Moynihan who had come to the United States from Ireland. After her graduation from Cambridge Latin High School she began her work as a secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of...
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Christina Danielson

March 17, 1986 - September 4, 2019

Ms. Christina M. Danielson, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 33. Christina was born on March 17, 1986 in Waltham a daughter of Jane F. Danielson and Matthew H. Stanhope. Raised and educated in Waltham she had always had a keen interest in art and fashion and worked for a time as a clerk at Jordan's Furniture. In addition to her mother...
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Robert E. Champagne, s.m.

September 3, 1922 - September 3, 2019

"Marists are men and women who strive to live the Gospel the way Mary lived it." Rev. Robert E. Champagne, s.m., of Waltham, died on September 3, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence on his 97th birthday. Born in Peabody on September 3, 1922, he was one of nine children of the late Arthur B. and Aurelie (Gagnon) Champagne. Fr. Champagne was known for his caring, gentle nature and his...
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Gloria E. Grumney

September 29, 1930 - September 2, 2019

Mrs. Gloria E. (Saenger) Grumney died peacefully in her daughter's Southborough home on Monday, September 2, 2019. Formerly a resident of Waltham for over 50 years. She was 88. Gloria was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles F. and Evelyn M. (Beck) Saenger. She was raised and educated in Lakewood, Ohio and at the age of 19 had moved to St....
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Ernest J. Rogers

February 8, 1927 - August 31, 2019

Mr. Ernest J. Rogers, of Boston, formerly of Waltham and Cambridge, died on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in The Sherrill House, Boston. He was 92. Ernie was born in Cambridge on February 8, 1927, the son of the late Jeremiah and Lillian (Corbett) Rogers. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War Two. On April 20, 1950 he married M. Helen Hennessy in St. Mary's Church in Cambridge where...
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Violet Elizabeth Richard

March 2, 2018 - August 29, 2019

Violet Elizabeth Richard, beloved daughter of Andrew S. and Michelle V. (St. Cyr) Richard, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Boston Medical Center. Violet was born in Boston on March 2, 2018 and was so smart and sweet. She loved to dance and scream in happiness. She loved all animals. She loved to be outside, taking walks. She loved Tuesday night dinners at Nana and Papa's, her first trip...
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Eleanor L.(McDonald) Mitchell

June 14, 1920 - August 29, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Eleanor L. (McDonald) Mitchell, of Waltham, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 99. Eleanor was born in Waltham on June 14, 1920, one of three daughters of the late William and Ann (Campbell) McDonald. She graduated from Waltham High School and worked as a customer service representative at the New England Telephone Company. She lived...
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Sandra K.Y. Wong

October 20, 1940 - August 28, 2019

Framingham – Mrs. Sandra K.Y. Wong, of Framingham, formerly of Bourne, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston. She was 78. Sandra was born in Hong Kong on October 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Kit and Wai Yin (Lok) Wong. At the age of 16 she moved to the United States, settling in Brighton. She had lived in Bourne for a number of years before...
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Roland Bernard

June 30, 1955 - August 25, 2019

Mr. Roland Bernard, formerly of Waltham, Framingham and Marlborough died Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Metrowest Medical Center. He was 64. Roland was born June 30, 1955 in Waltham a son of the late Lucien and Agnes (Robichaud) Bernard. Raised in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School. He worked for many years as a transportation safety agent at Logan International Airport in...
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Martha L. (Richardson) Holmes

February 2, 1923 - August 22, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Martha L. (Richardson) Holmes, of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was 96. Martha was born in Waltham on February 2, 1923, one of nine children of the late Walter and Thelma (Horne) Richardson, and was a lifelong resident. She was a proud member of the Waltham High School Class of 1941 and after that began a forty-four year career with the...
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Helen F. (Pistorino) Kavaleski

June 25, 1924 - August 20, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Helen F. (Pistorino) Kavaleski, of Waltham, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Leland Home. She was 95. Helen was born on June 25, 1924 at the family home on Maryland Street in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester, a daughter of the late John F. and Marie S. (Stenborg) Pistorino. In 1930, she moved with her family one street over to Auckland Street where she spent her...
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Maryellen M. (Fichtner) Libitz

October 27, 1947 - August 17, 2019

Maryellen Libitz's favorite numbers were 528, 4032 and of course the number 13. She was calculated with her lottery purchases and quite often successful with winnings. She also loved a good game of bingo and joyfully shouted BINGO when she won! Her other pleasures in life were simple...time spent with her immediate and large extended family. Christmas was the second best holiday to Halloween and...
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Janice D. Smolinsky

July 18, 1936 - August 16, 2019

Mrs. Janice D. Smolinsky of Waltham died peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 83. Janice loved to help care for her children and grandchildren and in her younger years she had been a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed her job as a host at the McDonald's on Main Street in Waltham where she was a familiar face for over 13 years. She was the wife of...
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John A. Cameron

October 22, 1959 - August 16, 2019

Mr. John A. Cameron, of Watertown, died Friday, August 16, 2019. He was 59. John was born and raised in Watertown and lived for a time in Waltham. He was a son of the late Archibald B. and Mary J. (Dorie) Cameron and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He worked in construction all his life and became a master plasterer, so good at his trade that he earned the nickname 'Johnny...
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Carolyn M. (Roche) Dushanek

January 20, 1933 - August 15, 2019

Mrs. Carolyn M. Dushanek, of Hudson, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on August 15, 2019. She was 86. Carolyn was born January 20, 1933 in Waltham, a daughter of the late Severin S. and Constance H. (Bolio) Roche. She is predeceased by her younger brother, Neil Roche, of Waltham. She grew up in Waltham and attended Waltham High School. During the war, she spent some happy times in...
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Eilene A. Blanchard

March 18, 1923 - August 14, 2019

Gloucester – Mrs. Eilene A. (Mulcahy) Blanchard, of Gloucester, formerly of Waltham, died August 14, 2019. She was 96. Eilene was born in Watham on March 18, 1923, one of six children of the late Paul M. and Helen M. (Donnelly) Mulcahy. Raised in Waltham, Eilene was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. She went on to continue her education at Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Neil V. Thompson II

March 8, 1982 - August 14, 2019

Neil V. Thompson II, of Lowell, formerly of Waltham died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He was 37 years old. Neil was born in Boston on March 8, 1982, and was raised and educated in Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High School. He had attended UMass Lowell where he was currently studying to obtain his degree in computer science. Neil played the bass guitar and loved music of all kinds,...
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Shawn T. Giles

April 12, 1967 - August 13, 2019

Shawn was the kind of go-to guy for just about anything. . .a loving son, brother, uncle, co-worker and friend, Shawn was there ready and willing whether it was to check-in on family, to offer a helping hand with the lawn out back, or simply to be a listening ear. Mr. Shawn T. Giles, of Rowley, formerly of Waltham, died on August 13, 2019. He was 52. Shawn was born in Waltham on April 12,...
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Mary L. Stark

December 13, 1961 - August 13, 2019

Mary L. (Mills) Stark, of Northborough, formerly of Waltham, died at home on August 13, 2019. She was 57. Mary was born in Waltham on December 13, 1961, a daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Claire (Coxall) Mills. She was raised in Waltham and then moved to Shrewsbury, Leicester for 23 years and finally to Northborough where she had lived since 2013. She was an animal lover and had a special...
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Patricia A. Tolan

December 15, 1953 - August 11, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Patricia A. 'Tricia' (DePass) Tolan, of Waltham, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was 65 years old. Tricia was born in Waltham on December 15, 1953, one of eleven children born to the late John and Eleanor 'Susie' (Hughes) DePass. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1971and had been a lifelong resident of the city. For over thirty...
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Nicholas V. DiIeso

April 27, 1933 - August 11, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Nicholas Vincent DiIeso, of Waltham, formerly of East Boston, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge surrounded by his family. He was 86. Born in Boston on April 27, 1933 to Margarita and Nicola DiIeso, he attended English High School and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in 1955. Nick earned his master's degree from...
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Gerald F. 'Gerry' Nugent

September 30, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Little changed about Gerry Nugent through his nearly 89 years…in particular his signature haircut (flat top), his affable personality, wonderful sense of humor and gifted ability to quietly make a difference! Mother Teresa said 'Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.' For over sixty years Gerry quietly made change happen and impacted the lives of so...
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Betty Jane Hally

February 3, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Betty Hally had a contagious sense of humor, fantastic wit…and a wide filter. You knew where you stood with her and if it was on her tongue chances are you heard her thoughts. She didn't mince her words but by the same you knew she liked or loved you or both! In her 89th year Betty found life's eternal rest on Sunday, August 11, 2019 when she died at The Christopher House in Worcester...
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M. Doris Pickering

September 6, 1922 - August 9, 2019

Weston – Mrs. M. Doris (Mason) Pickering, of Weston, formerly of Watertown, died Friday August 9, 2019 in her home. She was 96. Born in Boston on September 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Pohl) Mason. Raised and educated in South Boston, she graduated from the local high school, on Telegraph Hill in Dorchester Heights, in 1940. Doris' first job after graduating...
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Phyllis M. Warren

March 10, 1930 - August 7, 2019

Mrs. Phyllis M. (McDonald) Warren, of Bourne and formerly of Waltham, died on Wednesday August 7, 2019. She was 89. Phyllis was born in West Newton on March 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Cox) McDonald. She graduated from St. Charles High School in Waltham and had been a resident of the city until a move to the Cape five years ago. She had been very active in various...
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Ella M. Crowe

March 25, 1924 - August 6, 2019

Mrs. Ella M. (Breton) Crowe, of Waltham, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 95. Ella was the wife of the late Robert S. Crowe who died in 1987. The pair married at Saint Charles Borromeo Church on April 4, 1948 and continued to make Waltham their home where they would raise their family. Born in Cambridge on March 25, 1924, she was a...
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Theresa C. Leger

May 13, 1936 - July 31, 2019

Mrs. Theresa C. Leger, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital. She was 83. Theresa was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick on May 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Zoel and Josephine (Allain) Gautreau. On July 9, 1960 she married Omer J. Leger in Memramcook and the couple settled in Waltham where they would raise their family and have lived ever since. She was...
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Fernando A. 'Chico' Figueras

February 28, 1937 - July 30, 2019

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. You may never know where you fit but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you. Anyone that knew Chico Figueras knows he was masterful at completing the most detailed and intricate thousand-plus piece puzzles with great patience and skill. Fernando A. 'Chico' Figueras was born February 28, 1937 in Camaguey, Cuba the only...
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Robert J. Brown

November 8, 1941 - July 28, 2019

Mr. Robert J. Brown, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He was 77. Bob was born in Waltham on November 8, 1941, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (McKenney) Brown. Before his retirement he had worked for over thirty years in the research and development department at The Raytheon Company. Bob loved all things outdoors. Hunting and fishing were his...
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Betty N. (Ernst) Olbrys

May 14, 1926 - July 27, 2019

Lexington, KY – Mrs. Betty N. (Ernst) Olbrys died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky following a period of declining health. She was 93. Betty was born in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 14, 1926, the only child of the late Russell and Edna Pearl (Charlesworth) Ernst. As a child she moved with her family to Somerville...
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Irving "Pete" Connolly

June 17, 1931 - July 27, 2019

Waltham – Mr. Irving "Pete" Connolly, of Waltham, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at his summer home in Hampton, New Hampshire following a period of declining health. He was 88. Pete was born in Waltham, a son of the late Peter J. and Alice M. (Pouliot) Connolly, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and after that served with the United States Air Force...
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Robert T. Carney

May 4, 1936 - July 24, 2019

Mr. Robert T. Carney, of Waltham, died on Wednesday July 24, 2019. He was 83 years old. Bob was born in Waltham on May 4, 1936, the son of the late Louis W. and Mary E. (Cahill) Carney. After graduation from Waltham High School he spent five years serving in the U.S. Army National Guard. Before his retirement he had worked for many years as a department manager at Sears and Roebuck Company. In...
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Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc

March 6, 1936 - July 24, 2019

Centerville – Rev. Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc, of Centerville, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Harbor Point in Centerville following a period of declining health. He was 83. Father LeBlanc was born in Waltham on March 6, 1936, a son of the late Edward L. and Irene M. (Demers) LeBlanc, and graduated from Saint Charles High School in Waltham and from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton. He...
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Paul R. Bolles

April 6, 1944 - July 24, 2019

Laconia, NH – Mr. Paul R. Bolles, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home. He was 75. Paul was born in Cambridge on April 6, 1944, a son of the late Jesse and Margaret (McGrath) Bolles. He moved with his family to Waltham as a teen and after high school served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Until his retirement he worked for more than thirty years as an...
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Marie A. (Bartsch) (MacDonald) Ray

February 13, 1930 - July 23, 2019

Waltham – Mrs. Marie A. (Bartsch) (MacDonald) Ray, of Waltham, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home. She was 89. Marie was born in Boston on February 13, 1930, a daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Dailey) Bartsch, and was raised in West Roxbury and in Jamaica Plain. She lived in Ormond Beach, Florida before moving to Waltham thirty years ago where she was an active member of Our...
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