Modern Obituaries of Woburn

Starting February 15, 2001

 

 

 

Besides transcribing the past burials in Woburn, I also have need to be able to look into the future of burials for genealogical purposes - I thought it might be beneficial for all of us to be able to acquire the material for this time in "our" lives for our research.

The following material will be gathered weekly and put online for your future needs with the genealogy of the families of Woburn.

These transcriptions have something to do with Woburn - whether it is family left there, once from there or any reference to Woburn and the remaining families...it will be here for you to locate!  
Happy Hunting....Toni


Obits - February - September 2001    Obituaries from February 15- September 15, 2001 
Obits - September - December 2001    Obituaries from September 22 - December 30, 2001
Obits - September - December 2001    Obituaries from January 1 - June 30, 2002
    Obituaries from July 2, 2002 - December 29, 2002
    Obituaries from January 1, 2003 - June 30, 2003

     
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July 1, 2003

Elinor B. (Ahern) Smith

ELINOR B. (AHERN) SMITH – in W. Palm Beach, Florida, of Woburn, July 1st, beloved wife of the late George J. Smith. Devoted mother of Linda Smith of Woburn, Cheryl Talbot and her husband Richard of Randolph, George J. Smith, Jr. and his wife Marcia of Washington, DC, Denise Meneghelli and her husband Barry of Port St. John, FL. Dear sister of Margaret Ahern of Burlington and the late Francis, John, and Mary Ahern and Rita Denaro. Also survived by five grandchildren. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 8th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to the Clapp School Library Fund, Hudson Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., W. Palm Beach, FL 33407.


July 2, 2003

Jean A. (DeWaltoff) Johnson

Jeanne A. (DeWaltoff) Johnson, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn on Wednesday, July 2.  She was 82 years of age.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Morten, and the late Anna (Nicolina) DeWaltoff.  She was the wife of the late Martin E. Johnson who died in 1985.  

Mrs. Johnson was an active member, and Deacon at the First Congregational Church in Woburn, and also belonged to the Ladies Charitable Society.  She was very proud of her Scandinavian heritage, and was a member the VASA Lodge as well as the Viking Order of America.  She enjoyed gardening, and loved her family and friends.  

She is survived by one son, Peter Johnson of Concord, MA; and two daughters, Nancy Clemetson of Woburn and Kristine Ingram of St. Johnsbury, VT; a daughter in law, Ann Mooney of Ipswich; one brother, Harold DeWaltoff of Ridge New York; and five grandchildren, Derek Clemetson, Amanda and Clifton Ingram; and Kirby and Megan Johnson.  She is also survived by her special friends, Betty and Jerry Lees and their family, and Lucille and Anna Nasta an their family, and several nieces and nephews and their families.  

A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church 322 Main St., Woburn, MA on Monday afternoon, July 7 at 1:00 pm.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church 322 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


July 3, 2003

Bernice R. (Bland) Kelley

Photo of Bernice R. (Bland) KelleyBERNICE R. (BLAND) KELLEY – in Woburn, July 3rd, beloved wife of Raymond L. Kelley. Devoted mother of Mary-Ellen Moriaty and her husband Thomas of Lawrence, and Patricia K. Bausch and her husband Stephen and Anne K. Cochran and her husband Robert, all of Manchester, NH. Sister of the late George W. Bland, Jr., Marie E. O’Neill, and Claire T. Sanning. Loving grandmother of Kelly, Cheryl, Michael, Jennifer, Colleen, and Mary Moriaty, Timothy, Matthew, and Kevin Bausch, and Christopher, Robert, and Allison Cochran. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 7th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bernice’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Bernice Kelley of Woburn’s West Side passed away early Thursday morning, July 3rd, at the age of seventy-nine. She was the wife of Raymond L. Kelley for over forty-eight years. Born and raised in Cambridge, she attended St. Peter’s Elementary School, St. John’s High School, and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1945 with a degree in education. She taught in Everett for several years before she retired to raise her family.

She was very involved in St. Barbara’s Parish where she taught CCD and was a member of the St. Barbara’s Thousand Club and the Women’s Club. She enjoyed many family journeys to Cape Cod as well as New York, Virginia, Bermuda, and Canada. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Marie E. O’Neill and Claire T. Sanning, and a brother, George W. Bland.  Surviving in addition to her husband Raymond are three daughters, Mary-Ellen Moriaty and her husband Thomas of Lawrence, and Patricia K. Bausch and her husband Stephen and Anne K. Cochran and her husband Robert, all of Manchester, NH. She was also the beloved grandmother of Kelly, Cheryl, Michael, Jennifer, Colleen, and Mary Moriaty, Timothy, Matthew, and Kevin Bausch, and Christopher, Robert, and Allison Cochran.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 7th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Bernice’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.


July 4, 2003

Arthur J. Mohan

ARTHUR J. MOHAN – in Woburn, suddenly, Friday, July 4th, beloved brother of Marilyn R. Ryan and her husband John of Woburn, Patricia A. Kincade of PA, and Maureen E. Pearson and her husband Richard of West Dennis. Also lovingly survived by seventeen nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 9th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the charity of your choice.

OBITUARY:

Arthur J. Mohan a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4th at his home. The son of the late John and Mary (Shaughnessy) Mohan, he was seventy six years of age. Raised and educated in Woburn, Arthur was a graduate of Woburn High School in 1944. After graduating, he joined the Navy and served during WWII. Upon return from the service, Arthur was employed as a municipal worker for the Commonwealth, a position he held until his retirement 12 years ago. 

Arthur cherished time with his family especially his many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. His family considered him to be especially easygoing and had a great deal of respect and admiration for him. In his leisure time, Arthur enjoyed reading and was a member of the Woburn Elks and the American Legion.

Arthur is survived by his beloved sisters, Marilyn R. Ryan and her husband John "Jack" of Woburn, Patricia A. Kincade of PA and Maureen E. Pearson and her husband Richard of West Dennis, seventeen nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 9th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn 01801, or to the charity of your choice.


July 5, 2003

Ruth S. (Sheppard) Ash

Photo of Ruth S. (Sheppard) AshRUTH S. (SHEPPARD) ASH – in Woburn, Saturday, July 5th, 2003, beloved wife of the late Melvin H. Ash. Devoted mother of Melvin H. Ash and his wife Linda of FL, Jeannette MacInnes and her husband Craig of Woburn and Robert H. Ash and his wife Paula of Woburn. Sister of the late Walter L. Sheppard and Thelma Krietzer. Lovingly survived by ten grandchildren Leslie, Craig, Scott and David MacInnes, Dawn, Terrie, Melvin, Jessica, Bobbie Jeannie and Danielle Ash, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, July 9th at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to VNA of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Ruth S. Ash, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 5th after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Ruth (Marshall) Sheppard. Ruth resided in Melrose until the age of twelve, when her family moved to Maine. There she attended school and graduated from Skowhegan High School.

In 1945, Ruth married her late husband Melvin H. Ash who passed away twelve years ago. In the early fifties, she and her husband moved to Woburn where they raised their three children. Ruth was a devoted mother and in later years a cherished grandmother to her ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. For over twenty years she was employed at Marshall’s as the Traffic Department Coordinator. After retiring from Marshall’s, she work for a brief time at Lord and Taylor’s.

Aside from her family, she was passionate about shopping and traveling, which in later years she often did with her dearest friend Gerri McGrath of Woburn. Ruth was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and in the last few years was also involved with St. Barbara’s Parish in Woburn.

In addition to her husband Melvin H. Ash, Ruth was predeceased by her brother Walter L. Sheppard and her sister Thelma Krietzer. She is survived by her children Melvin H. Ash and his wife Linda of FL, Jeannette MacInnes and her husband Craig of Woburn and Robert H. Ash and his wife Paula of Woburn, her grandchildren Leslie, Craig, Scott and David MacInnes, Dawn, Terrie, Melvin, Jessica, Bobbie Jeannie and Danielle Ash, eight great grandchildren and her dearest friend Gerri McGrath of Woburn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, July 9th at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Interment is private.  Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to VNA of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

 

Philip Fiantaca

PHILIP FIANTACA – in Woburn, Saturday, July 5th, husband of Hazelee Fiantaca. Dear brother of Angelo J. Fiantaca and his wife Josephine of Westwood, Rose D’Alto of East Boston and the late Joseph, Charles and Salvatore Fiantaca, Grace Polito, Anna Iritano and Sr. Mary Grace. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 8th 10:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Philip’s memory to the Professional Musicians Club, 277 Palfrey Street, Watertown, MA 02472, attn: Lou Allegro, or to the charity of your choice.

OBITUARY:

Philip Fiantaca, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Saturday, July 5th, at the Aberjona Nursing Center at the age of eighty seven. Born in East Boston, Philip was the son of the late Philip and Mary Grace (Stella) Fiantaca. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School.

Philip was a talented musician who started his career with the Jack Marchard and Ruby’s Newman’s Orchestra at the Ocean View in Revere. His music career lasted over fifty years and afforded him the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. Philip was an accomplished bass player as well as a vocalist. For a period of time he lead his own orchestra and performed at the Cardinal Cushing Cotillions. When Philip was not performing he worked as a tailor at night. He was a member of the Professional Musician’s Club and the Woburn Lions Club.

Philip was predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Charles and Salvatore Fiantaca, his sisters Grace Polito, Anna Iritano and Sr. Mary Grace. He is survived by his wife, Hazelee Fiantaca, his brother, Angelo J. Fiantaca and his wife Josephine of Westwood, his sister Rose D’Alto of East Boston and many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 8th 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 11:30. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Philip’s memory to the Professional Musicians Club, 277 Palfrey Street, Watertown, MA 02472, Attn: Lou Allegro, or to the charity of your choice.


July 6, 2003

Jean F. Roberts

Jean F. Roberts, 76 of Woburn, died Sunday at home. She was the daughter of the late Forrest and the late Catherine (Corballis) Wellings.

Jean was born in Burlington, Vt. She attended Reading Public Schools. After graduating from High School, she worked for the State Dept of Public Works as a computer operator in data processing for over 40 years until she retired. She loved dancing and spending time with her family, her fun spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Donald P. Roberts, and two sisters Patricia Dowd of Haverhill and Linda Foley of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Wednesday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated at St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tues 4-8PM. Committal services are private. It has been requested that memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to the American Lung Association, 1505 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA. 02135.


July 7, 2003

Sabina M. (D'Alba) Mullen

Photo of Sabina M. (D'Alba) MullenSABINA M. (D'ALBA) MULLEN – in Woburn, Monday, July 7th, unexpectedly, Sabina M. (D’Alba), beloved wife of William “Bud” Mullen. Devoted mother of Paula Mullen of Billerica, Mary Mullen and William Mullen III, both of Woburn. Dear sister of Ralph D’Alba of Burlington, Sarah Ferdinand of Burlington, Paul D’Alba of Medford, Jack D’Alba of Malden, Geraldine “Cookie” Gaspar of Malden and Marie DeVellis of Medford. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, July 10th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Sabina’s memory to the Cardiac Surgery-ICU Nursing Fund, Attn Development Office, c/o Carolyn Anderson, Mass General Hospital, 100 Charles River Place, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

OBITUARY:

Sabina M. (D’Alba) Mullen passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 7th, at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn. The beloved wife of William “Bud” Mullen for over fifty years, she was seventy-five years of age. Born in Boston and raised in East Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Sarah (Mazzullo) D’Alba. She graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and attended Middlesex Community College.

She worked as an accountant for the Triple S Company, a hospital cleaning materials company, for over twenty-five years. She had made her home in Woburn since her marriage fifty years ago. Mrs. Mullen was a phenomenal cook and a wonderful wife and mother who was devoted to her extended family. She loved movies, walking, and traveling, particularly going on cruises.

In addition to her husband William “Bud”, she is survived by two daughters, Paula Mullen of Billerica and Mary Mullen of Woburn, a son, William Mullen III of Woburn, three brothers, Ralph D’Alba of Burlington, Paul D’Alba of Medford and Jack D’Alba of Malden, and three sisters, Sarah Ferdinand of Burlington, Geraldine “Cookie” Gaspar of Malden and Marie DeVellis of Medford. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, July 10th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Sabina’s memory to the Cardiac Surgery-ICU Nursing Fund, Attn: Development Office, c/o Carolyn Anderson, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Charles River Place, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.


July 8, 2003

Anna "Dolly" Nash Coker

Anna “Dolly” Nash Coker, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away at the Sunbridge-Colonial Heights Nursing Home in Lawrence on Tuesday Morning, July 8.  She was 76 years of age.  Born in Malden, she was the wife of the late Russell N. Coker who died last year.  

She is survived by her son, Richard Coker of Norwood; and her daughter, Brenda Height of Leominster.  Services will be private.  Memorial donations may be made to the ACLU Foundation, 125 Broad St., New York, NY 10004.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


July 9, 2003

Edith T. Costello

Photo of Edith T. CostelloEDITH T. COSTELLO – of Burlington, July 9th, daughter of the late Francis and Rebecca (Abraham) Costello. Dear sister of Frances Russo of Woburn, Rita Costello of Burlington, and the late John Costello, Francis Costello, Jr., Evelyn Ford, and Marion Calvert. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 12th, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Margaret's Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington, at 11. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Edith's memory to the Archbishop's Stewardship Appeal, 2121 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135.

OBITUARY:

Edith T. Costello of Burlington passed away Wednesday evening, July 9th, following a long illness. She was eighty-seven years of age. Born and raised in Cambridge, where she graduated from Cambridge High and Latin, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Rebecca (Abraham) Costello. For thirty-eight years until her retirement twenty-one years ago, she was employed by Raytheon in Lexington as a supervisor. In recent years she was active in the Burlington Senior Center.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, John Costello and Francis Costello, Jr., and two sisters, Evelyn Ford and Marion Calvert. Surviving are two sisters, Frances Russo of Woburn and Rita Costello of Burlington, and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 12th, at 10:15 a.m. A funeral mass to be celebrated by her grandnephew, Rev. John McLaughlin, will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington. Burial will take place in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Edith's memory to the Archbishop's Stewardship Appeal, 2121 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135.


July 10, 2003

James P. Pacios

Photo of James P. PaciosJAMES P. PACIOS – in Clearwater, FL, formerly of Woburn, suddenly, July 10th, age 57. Survived by Phyllis (McCue) Pacios of Clearwater. Devoted father of Dr. James Pacios, Jr. of Westlake, OH, and Joseph L. Pacios and his wife Vickie of Revere. Beloved son of Louise Pacios of Woburn and the late Joseph K. Pacios. Dear brother of Kendall, Stephen, and John and his wife Jean, all of Woburn, and the late Lawrence M. “Lorry” Pacios. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jimmy’s memory to the American Heart Assn., 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Late retired firefighter, City of Woburn.

OBITUARY:

James P. Pacios, a retired firefighter for the City of Woburn, passed away suddenly at his home in Clearwater, Florida, early Thursday, July 10th. He was fifty-seven years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of Louise (Murphy) Pacios and the late Joseph Pacios. He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1963.

Shortly thereafter he was appointed as a firefighter for the City of Woburn, and served on the department until retiring in the late 1980's. He moved to Clearwater, Florida, in 1994.

Jimmy was eagerly anticipating the birth of his first grandchild later this year, telling everyone who would listen that he wished to be called "Yo, Gramps!" He enjoyed reading and gardening as pastimes.

In addition to his father, Joseph Pacios, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence "Lorry" Pacios, who died three years ago and was a Burlington firefighter. Surviving in addition to his mother, Louise Pacios of Woburn, are Phyllis (McCue) Pacios, two sons, Dr. James Pacios, Jr. of Westlake, Ohio, and Joseph L. Pacios and his wife Vickie of Revere, three brothers, Kendall, Stephen, and John and his wife Jean, all of Woburn.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 15th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Jimmy’s memory to the American Heart Assn., 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


July 11, 2003

Francis E. Tesniere

FRANCIS E. TESNIERE - of Woburn, July 11th, age 51. Father of Mary K. Holloway of Kodiak, Alaska, Candace and Pamela Tesniere, both of S. Daytona, Florida. Brother of George Tesniere of Woburn and Anne Scanlon of Silver Springs, Florida, and stepbrother of Edward Pitts of Southbridge and William Pitts of Florida. Also survived by three grandchildren. In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, there will be no calling hours or services. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

Francis Tesniere of Woburn passed away in Wakefield Friday afternoon, July 11th, following a lengthy illness. He was fifty-one years of age. Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Francis G. and Anna F. (Bendrey) Tesniere. He was a graduate of Woburn High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He worked as a manager in the wholesale plumbing business throughout much of his life. He was employed by F. W. Webb in Burlington, and continued to work in the same field when he lived in Daytona, Florida for a number of years.

He was an avid sports fan, particularly enjoying football, and held membership in the Sons of Italy and the Towanda Club of Woburn.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary K. Holloway of Kodiak, Alaska, Candace and Pamela Tesniere, both of S. Daytona, Florida, a brother, George Tesniere of Woburn a sister, Anne Scanlon of Silver Springs, Florida, and two stepbrothers, Edward Pitts of Southbridge and William Pitts of Florida. He is also survived by three grandchildren.

In accordance with the wishes of the deceased, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.


July 12, 2003

Florence E. (Ferullo) Pike

Photo of Florence E. (Ferullo) PikeFLORENCE E. (FERULLO) PIKE - in Woburn, July 12th, beloved wife of the late John P. Pike. Devoted mother of Florence Workman and her husband Steve of NC, Pauline Pike of Woburn, and Jeanette Kohlbrenner and her husband Daniel of Acton. Dear sister of Lewis Ferullo, Dr. Robert J. Ferullo, Mary Mills, and Pauline Kelly, all of Woburn, and the late Ralph A. Jr., John M., and Daniel C. Ferullo. Loving grandmother of James and John Wilson, Margaret and Christopher Garvey, Emily and Daniel Kohlbrenner, and Matthew Collins. Also survived by her dearest niece, Susan Collins, and her husband, Dr. Joseph Collins, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 16th, at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Florence's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Florence E. (Ferullo) Pike, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away here Saturday morning, July 12th, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late John P. Pike, who died in 1972. Florence was born in Woburn seventy-eight years ago, the daughter of the late Ralph A. and Mary (Noonan) Ferullo. She graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1942. Florence was a valued employee of Hewlett-Packard Company, where she worked in their Medical Products Division in Andover for a number of years until her retirement. She enjoyed, above all, the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Florence is survived by her daughters and their families, including Florence Workman and her husband Steve of North Carolina, Pauline Pike of Woburn, and Jeanette Kohlbrenner and her husband Daniel of Acton. She also leaves dearest niece, Susan Collins, and her husband, Dr. Joseph Collins. She was the proud "Nana" of James and John Wilson, Margaret and Christopher Garvey, Emily and Daniel Kohlbrenner, and Matthew Collins.

Florence loved her brothers and sisters dearly, including Mrs. William (Mary) Mills, Mrs. James (Pauline) Kelly, Lewis Ferullo, and Dr. Robert J. Ferullo, all of Woburn, and the late Ralph A. Jr., John M., and Daniel C. Ferullo. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 16th, at 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Florence's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Dorothy E. (Nowell) Barnard

DOROTHY E. (NOWELL) BARNARD - of Winchester, July 12th, beloved wife of the late Alfred W. Barnard. Devoted mother of Joan Dresser of Derry, NH, Janet MacDonald of Winchester, Joyce McDonald and Jayne Giangrande, both of Woburn, Jill Posner of Ocala, FL, and the late Judith Fucarile. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 15th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the charity of one's choice.

OBITUARY:

Dorothy E. Barnard, a lifelong resident of Winchester, passed away in Reading Saturday morning following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Alfred W. Barnard, who died twenty years ago. Born in Winchester eighty-seven years ago, she was the daughter of the late William and Julia (Peters) Nowell. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1933.

She was a member of the Emblem Club in earlier years, and loved traveling and enjoyed many trips over the years to Las Vegas and to Florida. Her family was her priority in life, and she particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Alfred, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Fucarile, who died in 1988. Surviving are five daughters, Joan Dresser of Derry, New Hampshire, Janet MacDonald of Winchester, Joyce McDonald and Jayne Giangrande, both of Woburn, and Jill Posner of Ocala, Florida. She was also the beloved grandmother of twenty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 15th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the charity of one's choice.

 

Walter M. Lewko

Photo of Walter M. LewkoWALTER M. LEWKO - of Woburn, July 12th, beloved husband of the late Anna M. (MacDonald) Lewko. Devoted father of Dr. Walter Lewko of TN, Diane Moan of Tewksbury, John H. Lewko of Billerica, Martha Lewko of Woburn, and Robert Lewko of N. Reading. Dear brother of Stanley Lewko of CA, Joseph Lewko of Arlington, and the late Edna Gedaminsky. Also survived by six grandchildren, Alexander Lewko, Philip, Theresa, Daniel, and Gregory Moan, and Nicholas Laune. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 16th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Walter M. Lewko, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away at Winchester Hospital early Saturday, July 12th. The husband of the late Anna M. (MacDonald) Lewko, who died in 1997, he was seventy-nine years of age. Born in Holyoke and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Anna (Waite) Lewko. He graduated from Rindge Technical High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a machinist's mate in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. Mr. Lewko was employed by General Electric in Everett as a tool and dye machinist for his entire career, until retiring at the age of 59. He enjoyed his home and spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Anna, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Gedaminsky. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Walter Lewko of Tennessee, John H. Lewko of Billerica, and Robert Lewko of N. Reading, two daughters, Diane Moan of Tewksbury and Martha Lewko of Woburn, two brothers, Stanley Lewko of California and Joseph Lewko of Arlington.  He was also the loving grandfather of Alexander Lewko, Philip, Theresa, Daniel, and Gregory Moan, and Nicholas Laune.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 16th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

Hazel A. Brock

Hazel A. Brock - A memorial service will be held on Saturday for Hazel (Pratt) Brock who passed away on February 10th.  She was 101 years of age.  She was the wife of the late Earl Brock, who she married in 1923, and who died in 1960.  

Mrs. Brock was a resident of the Tidd Home in North Woburn, where she had been living for the past 15 years.  Prior to that, she lived on Elm Street in North Woburn since 1920, moving there with her parents, the late Hattie, and the late Walter Pratt.  They will be recalled as the proprietors of the candy shop which was adjacent to the former Strand Theater in Woburn for many years.  

After marriage, she moved to other homes on Elm Street until, in 1932, she and Earl built a new house on land carved from the Bowser Farm, where she raised her family and lived for nearly 50 years.  After that home was sold, she moved to Arlington Road, and the Elm Street home was subsequently demolished to provide access to the Baldwin Estates Housing Development.  

Mrs. Brock served for nearly 40 years as a Trustee of the Tidd Home, and devoted much of her time to its interests.  She was an active member of the North Congregational Church, and later, the First Congregational Church.  She was also an active participant in the Woburn Women's Club, the Woburn Garden Club, and the Woburn Charitable Society.  During World War II, she served as a Nurses´ Aide at the former Choate Hospital, and later, fulfilling her interests in nursing, continued to be an Aide at the Winchester Hospital.  

She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed travel and gardening.  In her later years, she particularly enjoyed travels with her friends, Bill Spillsbury, and his daughters Barbara Hayes and Joan Stockard.  

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one son, the late Donald Brock who died in 1984.  She is survived by her son, Kenneth Brock and his wife Anne, both of North Truro; five grandchildren, Lelia Alexander of Hebron, CT; Charles Brock of Seattle, WA; Carl Brock of Mt. Holly, NJ; Douglas Brock of Cherry Hill, NJ; and Kenneth Brock of Gansevoort, NY.  She is also survived by seven great grandchildren.  

A memorial service will be held at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn on Saturday afternoon, July 12 at 2:00 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to the Tidd Home, 74 Elm St., Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


July 15, 2003

Ruth Ann Hawley

Photo of Ruth Ann HawleyRUTH ANN HAWLEY – of Dracut, formerly of Woburn, July 15th, Ruth Ann, age 51, beloved daughter of Philip A. and Ruth H. (McIsaac) Hawley of Woburn. Dear sister of Marie Tallini of Hoosick Falls, NY, Agnes L. Parise of Arlington, Joyce E. Hawley of Woburn, and Patricia C. Behrens of Granite Bay, California. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ruth Ann’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Ruth Ann Hawley, 51, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 15th, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following an illness of several months. She was the beloved daughter of Philip and Ruth (McIsaac) Hawley of Woburn. 
Born and raised in Woburn, she was a 1970 graduate of Woburn High School and attended business college after high school. For eighteen years she made her home in Dracut, although in recent months during her illness she had been living with her family in Woburn.

For over twenty years she worked as a supervisor in the marketing department at Hewlett-Packard in Andover, and for the past five years she was employed at FLIR, an infrared systems company in Billerica.

Ruth was very much a “people person” who mingled easily and had a host of friends. She was very well read and loved sports, particularly football and baseball, and enjoyed attending Red Sox and Patriots games. She also traveled frequently in the course of her job and was a dedicated and diligent worker.

Surviving in addition to her parents, Phil and Ruth Hawley of Woburn, are four sisters, Marie Tallini of Hoosick Falls, New York, Agnes L. Parise of Arlington, Joyce E. Hawley of Woburn, and Patricia C. Behrens of Granite Bay, California. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 18th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Ruth Ann’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.


July 17, 2003

Muriel A. Burke

Photo of Muriel A. BurkeBurke – in Woburn, Muriel A. (Goodwin), Thursday, July 17th, beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Burke Sr. Devoted mother of Terrance M. Burke and his wife Sandra of Wrentham, Jacqueline Carchide and her husband John of Stoneham and Thomas F. Burke of Arlington. Dear sister of the late Merrill Goodwin, Susan Hamilton, Josephine Goodwin and Florence Nickerson. Dear sister-in-law of Ethel Goodwin of Holyoke. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren, John Carchide and his wife Michelle, Nicole and Scott Carchide, Matthew and Jonathan Burke and three great grandchildren, Raquel and Rosalina Carchide and Elijah Burke. Also survived by her cherished nephew Bud Goodwin and special nieces Jean Kulch, Phyllis Knopp and Marilyn Lewis. 

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11:15 a.m. Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment is in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Muriel A. Burke, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Thursday, July 17th. The beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Burke, she was eighty three years of age. Born in Nova Scotia, Muriel was the daughter of the late Lemuel A. and Margaret (Lowe) Goodwin. At the age of ten, her family moved to Malden from Canada. She was educated in the Malden Public Schools and graduated from Malden High School. In 1952, Muriel and her late husband Thomas moved to the South End of Woburn where they made their home. In addition to caring f her family, Muriel worked for Sylvania, Raytheon and Micro Dynamics in Woburn until retiring in 1990. In later years, she devoted herself to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also found great pleasure in reading and crocheting.

In addition to her late husband Thomas F. Burke Sr. who passed away in 1986, she was predeceased by her brother Merrill Goodwin and her sisters, Susan Hamilton, Josephine Goodwin and Florence Nickerson. She is survived by her children, Terrance M. Burke and his wife Sandra of Wrentham, Jacqueline Carchide and her husband John of Stoneham and Thomas F. Burke of Arlington, her grandchildren John Carchide and his wife Michelle, Nicole and Scott Carchide, Matthew and Jonathan Burke and three great grandchildren, Raquel and Rosalina Carchide and Elijah Burke, her sister-in-law Ethel Goodwin of Holyoke, a cherished nephew, Bud Goodwin and special nieces Jean Kulch, Phyllis Knopp and Marilyn Lewis. 

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11:15 a.m. Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

 

Elizabeth M. (Quercia) Thompson

Photo of Elizabeth M. (Quercia) ThompsonELIZABETH M. (QUERCIA) THOMPSON – in Woburn, July 17th, beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Thompson. Devoted mother of Carol A. Hayden and her husband Jim of Woburn. Daughter of the late Frank and Julia Quercia. Dear sister of Lt. Col. Domenic Quercia of Woburn, Maria Iacovelli and her husband Mike and Anthony Quercia and his wife Mary, all of Weymouth, Rose Green of CA, and the late Frances DeNoia, Angela Quercia, Julia Quercia Eyre, Helen Fuller, and Louis Quercia. Loving grandmother of Joseph, Laura, and Patrick Gushue, and great-grandmother of Connor, Alanna, and Taylor Gushue. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 19th, at 7:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 8:30. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood. Donations may be made in Mrs. Thompson’s memory to the Boston Catholic TV Center, PO Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460-9109.

OBITUARY

Elizabeth M. Thompson of Woburn passed away in Wilmington early Thursday morning, July 17th, following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph N. Thompson, who died in 1998. Born in Boston eighty-two years ago, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Julia (Formilia) Quercia. She grew up in South Boston and graduated from high school there. For several years after her marriage she lived with her family in Westwood, and in 1964 took up residence in Norwood. Following her husband’s death in 1998, she came to Woburn to live with her daughter Carol and her family.

Early in her life she worked for Stride-Rite Shoes, but for most of her life she devoted herself to her home and family. She and her husband Joe belonged to a square dance club in earlier years, and she enjoyed flower arranging as a pastime. She was very active in her local parish in the several communities in which she lived. Her family, particularly her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren, were most important in her life.

In addition to her husband Joe, she was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Quercia, and four sisters, Frances DeNoia, Angela Quercia, Julia Quercia Eyre, and Helen Fuller. Surviving are her daughter, Carol A. Hayden and her husband Jim of Woburn, two brothers, Lt. Col. Domenic Quercia of Woburn and Anthony Quercia and his wife Mary of Weymouth, two sisters, Maria Iacovelli and her husband Mike of Weymouth and Rose Green of California. She was also the loving grandmother of Joseph, Laura, and Patrick Gushue, and great-grandmother of Connor, Alanna, and Taylor Gushue. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 19th, at 7:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 8:30. Interment will follow in New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mrs. Thompson’s memory to the Boston Catholic TV Center, PO Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460-9109.


July 18, 2003

William J. Tully

Photo of William J. TullyWILLIAM J. TULLY – in Woburn, Friday, July 18th, beloved husband of Ruth ( Callanan) Tully. Devoted father of Sheila R. Tully and Rick Claymore of San Francisco, CA, Judith M. Tully and her husband Joe McManus of Westborough, Marcia Skeffington and her husband Dick of Woburn, William “Jay” Tully and Sharon Wheaton of Woburn, Mark Tully and his wife Dana of Winchester, Scott Tully and his wife Sheila of Reading, Cynthia Webber and her husband Bill of Andover, Alison Wackrow and her husband Dan of Woburn. Dear brother of Mary Finlayson of NC, Patricia Farrow and Thomas Tully, both of Woburn, and the late John Tully, Jr. Also survived by eighteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, July 21st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

William J. Tully, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away Friday, July 18th at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. The beloved husband of Ruth (Callanan) Tully, he was seventy-one years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late John J. and Bridget “Bridie” (Collins) Tully. Bill attended St. Charles Elementary and went on to graduate from Woburn High School in 1949. Following high school, Bill joined the Navy and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954 in the Submarine Force out of Norfolk, VA, aboard the USS Orion and at the submarine base in New London, CT.

After his discharge, Bill enrolled at Boston University, where he earned his BA Degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Business Economics in 1958. He was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma at the Boston University Honor Society. While a student at BU, Bill worked in Woburn at Atlantic Gelatin, a division of General Foods.

After graduation, he accepted a position with Walter Baker Chocolate, another General Foods facility. When Walter Baker relocated out of state, Bill joined the Stop and Shop companies where he was employed for eighteen years in several management positions, including Manager of Bakery Operations. Also during this time, he taught labor relations in the evening division at the Catholic Labor Guild in Boston where he was highly respected.

In 1980, Bill joined the Boyd Corporation in Woburn where he remained until retiring in 1988. Very active in politics, Bill helped to organize the Young Democrats of Woburn and served as a member of the Woburn Planning Board. He was an Incorporator of what is now the Woburn Boys and Girls Club where he volunteered for many years.

Bill’s life was dedicated to his family and particularly to the education of his children. He was a strong supporter of the academic and athletic programs in the Woburn Public Schools. Bill took great pride in the fact that all of his children graduated from Woburn High School where they accomplished significant academic and athletic achievements. He and his wife Ruth regularly cheered on their children, and more recently their grandchildren, at academic and athletic events in the community.

Bill was predeceased by his brother, John J. Tully Jr. who passed away in 1944, then a senior at Woburn High, while participating in advanced training for the US Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Callanan) Tully of Woburn, his children, Sheila R. Tully and Rick Claymore of San Francisco, CA, Judith M. Tully and her husband Joe McManus of Westborough, Marcia Skeffington and her husband Dick of Woburn, William “Jay” Tully and Sharon Wheaton of Woburn, Mark Tully and his wife Dana of Winchester, Scott Tully and his wife Sheila of Reading, Cynthia Webber and her husband Bill of Andover, Alison Wackrow and her husband Daniel of Woburn, his sisters Mary Finlayson of NC, and Patricia Farrow of Woburn, his brother Thomas Tully of Woburn, eighteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, July 21st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.


July 19, 2003

Roger L. Kaye

Kaye – in Woburn, Saturday, July 19th, Roger L., beloved husband of Erma (Borgnolo) Kaye. Devoted father of Paul A. Kaye of Cartersville, GA and Marion P. Thistle of Woburn. Dear brother of late Thelma Hodgkins, Donna Carpenter, Arthur, Harold, Ernest, Walter and Richard Kaye. Loving grandfather of Alison Hall and Michael Kaye of GA and Joanne Thistle of Woburn. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Funeral Services are private. Donations may be made in Roger’s memory to VNA of Middlesex-East & West Nursing Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Army Veteran WWII

OBITUARY:

Roger L. Kaye, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 19th at his home. The beloved husband of Erma (Borgnolo) Kaye, he was eighty two years of age. Born in Boston, Roger was the son of Richard and Maude Kaye. He was raised and educated in Boston. 

Following his graduation from Boston High School, Roger entered the Army and served in Europe during WWII. While serving in France, Roger met and married his beloved wife of fifty seven years, Erma Borgnolo Kaye. Upon their return from Europe, they lived in Brighton for a brief period, then Cambridge and in 1968 they moved to the East side of Woburn where they made their home. 

For over nineteen years, he worked at the Hood Rubber Plant in Woburn and later at the Burlington Foundry as an Assistant Manager. Roger and his wife were especially devoted to one another and their two children. Their passion for traveling and bird watching brought them throughout the United States and Europe. Roger was a longtime member of the Audubon Society and was an avid reader.

Roger was predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Harold, Ernest, Walter and Richard Kaye and his sisters Thelma Hodgkins and Donna Carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Erma (Borgnolo) Kaye, his children, Paul A. Kaye of Cartersville, GA and Marion P. Thistle of Woburn, his grandchildren, Alison Hall and Michael Kaye both of GA and Joanne Thistle of Woburn. 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Funeral Services are private. Donations may be made in Roger’s memory to VNA of Middlesex-East & West Nursing Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

 

John A. Fallon

John A. Fallon, 97 of Woburn, died Saturday at home. He was the son of the late Bernard and the late Delia (Rigney) Fallon. Mr. Fallon was born in Cambridge in 1906. He attended Sacred Heart High School in Watertown and went on to Bentley College, graduating in 1930. 

He worked for Hood Rubber Co in Watertown for a few years, before starting on the Cambridge Fire Department. John retired as a lieutenant with the Cambridge Fire Department in 1971, after 29 years of service. He married Sarah E. (Donahue) in 1944, she died in October 1987. He was married to Margaret A. (McCann) for the last 13 years at the time of his death. 

He was Treasurer for the Cambridge Fireman's Credit Union and the Fireman's Relief Association for many years. His lifetime hobbies were ice skating and dancing. 

In addition to his wife, Margaret, he leaves two loving daughters, Claire Fallon of Alexandria, VA., and Mary M. Sullivan of Tucson, AZ., two son in laws, Daniel J. Sullivan and Robert J. Erickson, A grandson, Brian E. Russell and his wife Gayle and a granddaughter, Hope E. Sullivan. 

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Wednesday at 9AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated at St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn, at 10AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tues 4-8PM. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to the St. Charles Church School Fund, 280 Main St Woburn, MA. 01801.


July 21, 2003

Virginia J. "Ginny" (Lasquade) Finn

Photo of Virginia J. VIRGINIA J. "GINNY" (LASQUADE) FINN – in Woburn, Monday, July 21st, beloved wife of the late James J. Finn. Devoted mother of James G. Finn of Wilmington, Lawrence J. “Lonnie” Finn and his wife Deborah, Cynthia J. Nelson and her husband Richard, and Joanne Finn all of Woburn, Michael J. Finn of Saugus, John Finn and his wife Jill of TX, Virginia A. Finn of Andover and the late Kathleen M. Finn. Dear sister of John Lasquade of CA, Joseph Lasquade of Saugus, Pauline M. Powers of Braintree, Norma Tindall and Rosemarie Meyers both of CA, and the late Charles and George Lasquade. Loving grandmother of Shannon, Susan and Stephen Finn, John DiNitto, Eric and Ashley Nelson, Michelle, John, Adam, Brendan, and Conor Finn and Justin Finn; and great-grandmother of Emily LeMay, Sam Winn and Morgan Finn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday July 24th at 10 a.m. Calling hours are private. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ginny’s memory to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Donor Services, 2107 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3042 or to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Virginia J. Finn of Woburn passed away in Winchester Monday morning, July 21st, at the age of eighty-two. She was the wife of the late James J. Finn, who died in 1987. Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Geron) Lasquade. She was a graduate of Bishop Chevrus High School.

Since the mid-1940's she had made her home in Woburn where she raised her family. "Ginny", as she was affectionately known, was devoted to her family and took a great deal of pride in all of their accomplishments. Her most enjoyable moments were spent at family meals with all her children and grandchildren present.

In addition to her husband James, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen M. Finn, and two brothers, Charles and George Lasquade. Surviving are four sons, James G. Finn of Wilmington, Lawrence J. “Lonnie” Finn and his wife Deborah of Woburn, Michael J. Finn of Saugus, and John Finn and his wife Jill of Texas, three daughters, Joanne Finn and Cynthia J. Nelson and her husband Richard all of Woburn, and Virginia A. Finn of Andover; two brothers, John Lasquade of California and Joseph Lasquade of Saugus, and three sisters, Pauline M. Powers of Braintree, and Norma Tindall and Rosemarie Meyers both of California.

She was also the loving grandmother of Shannon, Susan and Stephen Finn, John DiNitto, Eric and Ashley Nelson, Michelle, John, Adam, Brendan and Conor Finn, and Justin Finn, and great-grandmother of Emily LeMay, Sam Winn and Morgan Finn. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, July 24th, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours are private.

Donations may be made in Ginny’s memory to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Donor Services, 2107 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3042 or to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.


July 23, 2003

Eugene F. Nutile

Photo of Eugene F. NutileEUGENE F. NUTILE - in Nashua, NH, formerly of Woburn, July 22nd, beloved husband of the late Bernice (Pineau) Nutile. Devoted father of Gene J. Nutile and his wife Carolyn of Nashua, NH. Dear brother of Artillio Nutile and Melva Collins, both of Woburn, Gilda Thyng of Reading, Edna Gibbons of Malden, and the late Olivia, Edward, and Alfred Nutile, Anita Cerchione, Yole Romaine, Olga Meekins, Josephine Hughes, and Isabelle Wells. Loving grandfather of Lisa Alvarez, Laurel Giammarino, Christopher Nutile, Tara Maden, and the late Luanne Nutile. Also survived by ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 26th at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Gene’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Honorary member, New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Union Local 26.

OBITUARY:

Eugene F. Nutile, a native of Woburn, passed away in Nashua late Tuesday evening at the age of ninety-one. He was the husband of the late Bernice (Pineau) Nutile, who died this past December. Born in Boston and raised in Woburn, he was a 1930 graduate of Woburn High School. He became involved in the construction business after high school and during the war years worked as a machinist. He excelled at finish carpentry, and for a number of years he worked for Perini Construction. He was an honorary member of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Union Local 26. He was also a longtime member of the Mantle Club in Boston.

Mr. Nutile was devoted to his family, who lovingly referred to him as “Pappy”. He enjoyed a close relationship with his brothers and sisters as well as his son and daughter-in-law, and delighted in spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Bernice, to whom he was married for sixty-seven years, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Alfred Nutile, six sisters, Olivia Nutile, Anita Cerchione, Yole Romaine, Olga Meekins, Josephine Hughes, and Isabelle Wells, and a granddaughter, Luanne Nutile. Surviving are his son, Gene J. Nutile and his wife Carolyn of Nashua, a brother, Artillio “Tilly” Nutile, and three sisters, Gilda Thyng of Reading, Melva Collins of Woburn, and Edna Gibbons of Malden. He was the beloved grandfather of Lisa Alvarez, Laurel Giammarino, Christopher Nutile, and Tara Maden. He also leaves ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, July 26th at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Gene’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


July 25, 2003

John P. Driscoll

Photo of John P. DriscollJOHN P. DRISCOLL - of Woburn, July 25th, beloved husband of Anne M. (Walsh) Driscoll. Devoted father of Joanne P. Collins of Woburn, Margaret A. "Peggy" Kimball and her husband Dick of Saugus, John P. Driscoll, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of N. Billerica, and Laurie C. Boisvert and her husband Leo of Nashua, NH. Loving grandfather of Daniel Collins, Ashleigh Kimball, and Patrick, Caitlin, and Colleen Driscoll. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 29th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John's memory to the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.

OBITUARY:

Atty. John P. Driscoll, 82, of Woburn passed away late Friday at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford following a long illness. He was the husband of Anne M. (Walsh) Driscoll for over fifty-three years. Born in Somerville and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (O'Rourke) Driscoll. He graduated from high school in Cambridge and went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Boston College.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in as a corporal in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theaters of Operation. After the war he completed his law degree at Boston College Law School. He went into private practice of general law, with offices in Boston and Wakefield during his career. He also taught real estate and business law at Northeastern University.

Since his retirement in 1985, he loved tennis, golf, and playing cards. In recent years he delighted in spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Anne are three daughters, Joanne P. Collins of Woburn, Margaret A. "Peggy" Kimball and her husband Dick of Saugus, and Laurie C. Boisvert and her husband Leo of Nashua, New Hampshire, and a son, John P. Driscoll, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of N. Billerica. He was also the beloved grandfather of Daniel Collins, Ashleigh Kimball, and Patrick, Caitlin, and Colleen Driscoll.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 29th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in John's memory to the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.


July 27, 2003

Michael P. Fennelly

Photo of Michael P. FennellyMICHAEL P. FENNELLY – in Woburn, July 27th, beloved son of F. Mary (Cronin) Fennelly of Woburn and the late Eugene P. Fennelly. Loving father of Laura Fennelly of Woburn. Dear brother of Gene and his wife Sharon and Mary Guarino and her husband Frank, all of Nashua, NH, Linda of Malden, John and his wife Cheryl of Burlington, Kevin and his wife Kristen and Deborah Fennelly, all of Woburn, and the late Gayle DiLorenzo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Michael P. Fennelly, 45, of Woburn passed away at his home Sunday evening, July 27th. He was the son of Mary (Cronin) Fennelly of Woburn and the late Eugene P. Fennelly. Michael was born in Boston and raised in Woburn. He graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1975, and lived in the South End of the city all his life. He had been in ill health for the past several years.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gayle DiLorenzo. Surviving in addition to his mother, Mary Fennelly of Woburn, are a daughter, Laura Fennelly of Woburn, three brothers, Gene and his wife Sharon of Nashua, NH, John and his wife Cheryl of Burlington, and Kevin and his wife Kristen of Woburn, three sisters, Mary Guarino and her husband Frank of Nashua, NH, Linda Fennelly of Malden, and Deborah Fennelly of Woburn.

Michael was also the loving uncle of Robert DiLorenzo and his wife Laura, and Mark DiLorenzo, all of Woburn, Kristin and Stephen Fennelly, Ronnie and Stephen Ribeiro, Jesse and Jason Fennelly, Nicole and Frankie Guarino, Kevin and Kyle Fennelly, and Amber, Ashley, and Darien Bennett, and grand-uncle of Ciara and Aidan Fennelly, and Alyssa Gayle, Bobby, and Leah DiLorenzo.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Michael's memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Alice F. (LaVoie) Saunders

Photo of Alice F. (LaVoie) SaundersALICE F. (LaVOIE) SAUNDERS – in Woburn, July 27th, beloved wife of Robert J. Saunders. Devoted mother of Alice Patricia Graham and her husband Gary of Fitzwilliam, NH, and Roberta E. Lilley and her husband “E .J.” of S. Portland, ME. Dear sister of Gertrude Mori of Plymouth and Edward J. Murphy of Manassas, VA. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, July 31st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

OBITUARY:

Alice F. Saunders, a resident of Woburn’s West Side for nearly fifty years, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington Sunday morning. The wife of Robert J. Saunders for over sixty-six years, she was ninety-one years of age.  Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Emily (Langley) LaVoie. She graduated from Cambridge High and Latin.

She and her husband married in 1937 and, after raising her family, she earned a degree as a licensed practical nurse at the age of 51. She worked as an LPN at Symmes Hospital for over twenty-three years until her retirement.

Surviving in addition to her husband Bob are two daughters, Alice Patricia Graham and her husband Gary of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and Roberta E. Lilley and her husband “E .J.” of S. Portland, Maine, a sister, Gertrude Mori of Plymouth and a brother, Edward J. Murphy of Manassas, Virginia. She was also the beloved grandmother of four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, July 31st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.


July 28, 2003

Matthew J. Frasca

MATTHEW J. FRASCA - in Pompano Beach, Florida, formerly of Woburn, July 28th, age 52, beloved son of Esther (D’Ettore) Frasca of Lowell and Matthew V. Frasca of Northport, FL. Father of Matthew Frasca of Everett. Dear brother of Denise Barrett and her husband Joseph of Hudson, NH, Paul Frasca and his wife Carol, and Darlene Frasca, all of Woburn, Deborah Martin of E. Boston, Diane Darcey of Lowell, and Crystal Frasca of Walpole. Also survived by his partner, Wendy Lazala of Pompano Beach, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was the former husband of Janine (Genica) of Florida. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 4th, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Matthew J. Frasca, a former Woburn resident, passed away in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday, July 28th. He was fifty-two years of age. Born in Medford, he was the son of Matthew Frasca and Esther (D'Ettore) Frasca. He graduated from Woburn High School and served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He had made his home in Florida for many years.

Surviving in addition to his mother, who now lives in Lowell, and his father, who resides in Northport, Florida, are a son, Matthew Frasca of Everett, a brother, Paul Frasca and his wife Carol of Woburn, and five sisters, Denise Barrett and her husband Joseph of Hudson, NH, Darlene Frasca of Woburn, Deborah Martin of E. Boston, Diane Darcey of Lowell, and Crystal Frasca of Walpole.

Also surviving are his partner, Wendy Lazala of Pompano Beach, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was the former husband of Janine (Genica) of Florida. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 4th, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

 

Doris A. (Ferrie) Madden

Photo of Doris A. (Ferrie) MaddenDORIS A. (FERRIE) MADDEN – in Woburn, July 28th, beloved wife of the late Harold J. Madden. Devoted mother of Sharon Carson and Sheila Smith, both of Woburn. Sister of the late Alice Young and Evelyn Norris. Loving grandmother of Sharyn-Michelle Smith of Washington, DC and Kevin Carson of Weymouth. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, August 1st at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Doris’ memory to the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115.

OBITUARY:

Doris A. Madden of Woburn passed away in Winchester Monday morning following a brief illness. The wife of the late Harold J. Madden, who died in 1976, she was eighty-seven years of age. Mrs. Madden grew up in Reading, daughter of the late Joseph and Ina (Goss) Ferrie. She lived in the Allston-Brighton area for a number of years following her marriage until taking up residence in Woburn in 1958. She was devoted to her family and delighted in spending time with her daughters and her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Harold, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Young and Evelyn Norris. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Carson and Sheila Smith, both of Woburn, and was also the loving grandmother of Sharyn-Michelle Smith of Washington, DC and Kevin Carson of Weymouth.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, August 1st at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 9. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Doris’ memory to the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02115.

 

Ethel Given

Ethel Given, a lifelong resident of Burlington, passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford on Monday, July 28.  She was 90 years of age.  Born and raised in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late William J., and the late Mary Jane (Colvin) Graham.  Ethel was the wife of the late Robert J. Given Sr., who died in 1994.  

Because Burlington had not yet built a high school, Ethel graduated from Lexington High School in 1930.  She later graduated from the Chandler Secretarial School in Boston.  She was an active volunteer at the former Choate Hospital in Woburn for many years.  Ethel worked for the Town of Burlington in the Assessors Office from 1960 until her retirement in 1977.  She lived in Burlington until moving to Longwood Place in Reading six years ago.  She loved cooking, and was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Woburn.  

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Cassidy and her husband Paul, both of Potomac, MD; and one son, Robert J. Given Jr. and his wife Susan, both of Newburyport, formerly of Reading.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Scott Given of Newburyport; Michael Cassidy of Menlo Park, CA; and Laura Tayloe of Arlington, VA; and six great grandchildren, Christopher and Sasha Cassidy, and Emma, Julia, James, and Grace Tayloe.  

Visiting hours were held at the Graham Funeral Home on Thursday Evening, July 31.  A private funeral service was held later.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St., Woburn, MA.

 

Dr. John E. Gerety

Dr. John E. Gerety, passed away Monday at the Winchester Hospital, Winchester following a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Emma F. (McDonough) who died twelve years ago. Dr. Gerety was eighty-seven years old.

Born in Everett, Dr. Gerety was a graduate of Everett High School, Tufts University class of 1939, and Tufts Dental School class of 1943. He still maintained practices in Woburn and Everett, and was a resident of Woburn since 1950. He was devoted to his late wife and to raising his family. He was an active parishioner at St. Joseph Church, and also active in his community and profession as a member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks, the MA Dental Society and American Dental Society. Dr. Gerety was on the staff of the Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett and the Winchester Hospital, Winchester. During World War II, Capt. Gerety served in India and Central Burma with the US Army Air Corps.

Surviving are four sons; John E. Jr. and his wife Janis of Andover, Robert P. and his wife Deborah, Joseph W. Gerety, and Thomas F. and his wife Patti, all of Woburn. Also seven loving grandchildren. He is predeceased by his late son James F. Gerety, and seven brothers; Joseph, Edward, Robert, Richard, William, Frank and Harold Gerety and two sisters; Marion Messias and Jane Gerety.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Saturday, August 2, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 100 Washington St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on August 1, Friday, from 2-4 & 7-9.


July 29, 2003

Mary T. Humphrey

Mary T. Humphrey, a longtime Winchester resident, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston after a brief illness. The wife of the late Arthur J. Humphrey, she was ninety-five years old.

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Clara (Turcot) and William McKinnon. Mary has made her home in Winchester for over fifty years, she was devoted to her family, and enjoyed playing cards, bingo and bowling.

Surviving are her daughter Janet M. Downey and her husband Joseph “Roy” of Woburn, two granddaughters: Linda Doucette and Ellen Quinton, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One Brother Edward McKinnon of NH., five sisters; Cloria Pabst of Taunton, Ruth Suzdelis of Tyngsboro, Grace McIntosh of NH., Patricia Borgeson of Burlington and Dorothy Cleary of Chelmsford.

She is predeceased by her late husband Arthur, six brothers; William, Frank, Donald, Thomas, Roy and James McKinnon, two Sisters; Julia and Katherine McKinnon.

Her funeral will be held form the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Friday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Malachy Church, 99 Bedford St. Burlington, at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Chestnut Hill cemetery, Burlington. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.


July 30, 2003

Angelo "Michael" J. Dango

Photo of Angelo ANGELO "MICHAEL" J. DANGO – In Woburn, suddenly, July 30th, beloved husband of Jean M. (MacDormand) Dango. Devoted father of Donna L. Farrow and her husband William of Reading, and Peter M. Dango and his wife Cyndi of Woburn. Dear brother of Anthony Dango, Jean MacDonald, Elizabeth “Betty” Garbino, and Rose Kirk, all of Woburn, Lena McSweeney of Belchertown, and the late Dominic, Charles, and Frankie Dango and Anna Callahan. Loving grandfather of Michael C. Dango, Kimberly Sawyer, Bryan and Chad Farrow, and great-grandfather of Matthew C. Dango. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, August 2nd, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Winchester VNA, c/o Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Angelo J. “Michael” Dango, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, July 30th, at Mass. General Hospital after having been stricken at his home. The husband of Jean M. (MacDormand) Dango for the past fifty-five years, he was seventy-eight years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Antonio and Jennie (Gentile) Dango. He attended Woburn High School and earned his degree in 1998 through the veterans program, as he left to serve in the Navy during World War II. After working in the Charlestown Navy Yard as a welder when he was young, he enlisted in the Navy, serving first in Guam and the South Pacific as a Seabee. He was stationed in Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands, and was the recipient of three Bronze Stars and the Asia-Pacific Victory Medal.

Mr. Dango worked for Independent Tallow in Woburn for forty-three years as a master pipe fitter, retiring in 1986. He faithfully walked around Horn Pond every day, often with his daughter. He was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with his five grandchildren and his great-grandson. He also enjoyed tending his garden.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Dominic, Charles, and Frankie Dango, and a sister, Anna Callahan. Surviving in addition to his wife Jean are a daughter, Donna L. Farrow and her husband William of Reading, a son, Peter M. Dango and his wife Cyndi of Woburn, a brother, Anthony Dango, and four sisters, Jean MacDonald, Elizabeth “Betty” Garbino, and Rose Kirk, all of Woburn, and Lena McSweeney of Belchertown.

He was also the loving grandfather of Michael C. Dango and his wife Shirley, Kimberly Sawyer and her husband Chris, Bryan Farrow and his fiancée, Beth Daybek, and Chad Farrow and his wife Noble, and great-grandfather of Matthew C. Dango.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, August 2nd, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church at 10. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Winchester VNA, c/o Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.


July 31, 2003

Daniel D. McManus

Daniel D. McManus, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 31.  He was 90 years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Terrance, and the late Ellen (Driscol) McManus; and the husband of Alice M. (Finethy) McManus.  

Daniel was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Prior to his enlistment in the Army, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  For many years he served as a Poll Warden for Ward 4, Precinct 1.  Daniel had worked as a carpenter for Albert Finethy Contracting.  After retirement, he worked for the Woburn Racquet Club.  

Daniel was predeceased by three sons, the late Daniel, the late Terrance, and the late Paul McManus.  In addition to his wife Alice, he is survived by one step-daughter, Elaine Cennerazzo and her husband James, both of Woburn.  He is also survived by one brother, Lawrence McManus of Nashua, NH; one sister, Esther Chinsley of Florida; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, August 5 at 12:00 Noon.  Visiting hours will be two hours prior to the service on Tuesday from 10-12:00.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.

 

Edith E. (Olson) McHugh

Edith E. (Olson) McHugh, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 31, surrounded by her family.  She was 86 years of age.  Born in Belmont, she came to Woburn at the age of six.  She was the daughter of the late Albin and the late Lena (Ellertson) Olson and stepdaughter of Marie Coulter Olson. 

Edith was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. McHugh who died in 1978.  After raising her children, Edith worked at Winchester Auburn Mills.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Edith enjoyed cooking, gardening and her cats.  

In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by two sons, the late Joseph "Billy" Jr. and Stephen.  She was further predeceased by two sisters, Eva Walsh and Margaret Reed; and three brothers, Warren, Robert and John Olson.  Edith is survived by one daughter, Sheila McCormick and her husband John, of Woburn; and five sons, Donald and his wife Flo Ann, of Ascutney, VT, Gerald and his wife Barbara, of Hillsboro, NH, James of Woburn, John and his wife Jeanmarie, of Amherst, NH, and Timothy and his wife Leslie, of Salem.  She is also survived by one sister, Doris Thompson of Nashua, NH; three sisters-in-law, Kaye Babineau and Arlene Olson both of Woburn, and Kelly Olson of Florida; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Monday, August 4 at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours will be on Sunday, August 3rd from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 in memory of Edith McHugh, in honor of her great granddaughter, Sarah Ward.


August 1, 2003

Edward T. McCabe

Photo of Edward T. McCabeMcCabe- In Winchester, Friday, August 1st, Edward T. “ Eddie”, beloved husband of the late M. Edwina (Kenefick) McCabe. Devoted father of Kathleen Criner and her husband James of VA, Edward McCabe of Reading, John McCabe and his wife Joanne of Winchester, Brian McCabe and his wife Beth of Chelmsford and the late Barry McCabe. Dear brother of Fr. John McCabe of NY, Francis McCabe of Everett, Vincent McCabe of Andover and the late Mary Landry. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Monday, August 4th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours are Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in Eddie’s memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 20 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923


OBITUARY:


Edward T.” Eddie” McCabe, a longtime resident of Winchester, passed away quietly on Friday, August 1st at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. The beloved husband of the late M. Edwina (Kenefick) McCabe, he was eighty-nine years of age. Born in Somerville, Edward was the son of the late Louis and Catherine (Quigley) McCabe. 

Raised and educated in Everett, Eddie, as he was known by his family and friends, graduated from Everett High School. After graduating, he entered the Army and served in the Asiatic Pacific campaign during WWII. After the service, Eddie worked for the Federal Government in the General Service Administration as a carpenter. He serviced the Federal Buildings in Waltham for approximately thirty years. 

In 1953, Eddie moved to Winchester where he and his wife made their home and raised their five children. In addition to his family, Eddie dedicated himself to the Caufield Center in Woburn and sponsored many people during a twenty year period. In his leisure he enjoyed traveling and was a casual sports fan.

In addition to his wife, M. Edwina (Kenefick) McCabe, Eddie was predeceased by his son Barry McCabe was passed away in 1973 and his sister Mary Landry. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Criner and her husband James of Virginia, Edward McCabe of Reading, John McCabe and his wife Joanne of Winchester and Brian McCabe and his wife Beth of Chelmsford, his brothers , Francis of Everett, Vincent of Andover and Father John McCabe of Maryknoll, NY. Also survived by his grandchildren, Barry, Kate, Allison, Abagail, Caroline, Julie, Lindsey and Brett McCabe and Christopher Criner. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Monday, August 4th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours are Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in Eddie’s memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 20 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Norman W. DeMone

Norman W. DeMone, a former longtime resident of Burlington, passed away at the Leominster Hospital after a short battle with cancer on Friday, August 1.  He was 72 years of age.  Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Maurice J., and the late Laura D. (Stewart) DeMone; and the husband of Greta C. (Anderson) DeMone.  He had lived most of his life in Burlington, until moving to Lunenburg six years ago.  

Norman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.  He owned and operated DeMone Construction, Inc. in Burlington for many years until his retirement six years ago.  Norman was an avid golfer, and was known as a hard worker.  

Very loving and devoted to his family, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  In addition to his wife Greta, he is survived by two sons, Douglas DeMone of Lunenburg; and Bryan DeMone and his wife Karen, both of Burlington; and three daughters, Linda Carleton of Manchester, NH, Lisa DeMone of Lunenburg, and Jodi Ripa-Smith of Nashua, NH.  He is also survived by two sisters, Muriel Musgrave of Chelmsford and Mary Doherty of Tewksbury; one brother, Pat DeMone of Burlington; and four grandchildren, Jenna and Derrik DeMone of Burlington, and Wesley and Rachael Smith of Nashua, NH.  He was predeceased by one brother, the late Earl DeMone.  

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday Afternoon, August 5 at 2:00 pm.  Visiting hours will be on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9.  Burial will be at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington.


August 5, 2003

Francis W. King, Jr.

Francis W. King, Jr. a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday Afternoon, August 5.  He was 61 years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Francis W. King Sr., and the late Eileen (Harrold) King; and the husband of Sylvia A. (Pierce) King.  Francis worked as a Mechanic for Atlantic Gelatin/Craft General Foods in Woburn for many years, and had been looking forward to his retirement.  

He and his family enjoyed camping, and had been going to Wymans Beach Campground in Westford for many years.  He was an avid fisherman, and could often be found in the early morning hours fishing on the lake at the campground.  He was also an old country music fan, an excellent horseshoe player, and enjoyed oil painting.  

In addition to his loving and devoted wife Sylvia, he is survived by one daughter, Christina Hay of Michigan; and two sons, William and James King, both of Woburn. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Ryan and Kayla Hay of Michigan, and one brother, Charles King of Woburn.  

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, August 8 at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2-4 & 7-9.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations in Francis´ memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


August 7, 2003

Carol Anna (Carlson) Crocker

Photo of Carol Anna (Carlson) CrockerCAROL A. (CARLSON) CROCKER – in Billerica, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, August 7th, beloved wife of the late James A. Crocker. Devoted mother of Susan Tinker and Donna Crocker, both of Billerica, and Stephen Crocker and his wife Kathleen of Hudson, NH. Dear sister of Garry Carlson of Framingham and the late Harold Carlson. Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Rachele, Courtney, Madison and Alexis. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Four Corners, Cambridge Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460-9109 or VNA Hospice Greater Lowell, 336 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01853.

OBITUARY:

Carol A. (Carlson) Crocker passed away in Billerica, surrounded by her family, on Thursday evening, August 7th after a courageous battle with cancer. The beloved wife of the late James A. Crocker, she was sixty- three. Born in Arlington, Carol was the daughter of the late Arvid and Erma (Stevens) Carlson. Raised in Arlington, she was a graduate of Arlington High School in 1958. Carol remained in Arlington where she and her late husband James made their home and raised their three children. During this time Carol worked at Jimmy’s Steak House in Arlington and also for Bay Bank in the accounting office. Later, she moved to Woburn, where she was very active in St. Barbara’s Parish. She was a member of St. Barbara’s Sodality and had many close friends throughout the Parish. One of Carol’s passions was baking and she would bake bread and cookies for her family, friends and neighbors. Carol was considered a very special woman not only by her children but to those who had the good fortune of knowing her.

Carol was predeceased by her husband James, to whom she was married for twenty-nine years, and her brother Harold Carlson. She is survived by her children, Susan Tinker and Donna Crocker, both of Billerica, and Stephen Crocker and his wife Kathleen of Hudson, NH, her brother, Garry Carlson of Framingham and five grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachele, Courtney, Tinker, Madison and Alexis.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Four Corners, Cambridge Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9109, Newtonville, MA 02460-9109 or VNA Hospice Greater Lowell, 336 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01853.


August 11, 2003

Margaret Theresa (Kane) Tallen

Photo of Margaret Theresa (Kane) TallenMARGARET T. "RITA" (KANE) TALLEN – in Woburn, Monday, August 11th, beloved wife of the late David Tallen. Devoted mother of Michael Tallen of Malden and the late Elizabeth “Lisa” McKenzie. 
Dear sister of Kevin Kane and his wife Patricia of Woburn, Anne Kane of Melrose and the late Jean (Shirley) Hayes. Loving grandmother of Jean Morello and Brian McKenzie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 13th at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. A calling hour will be held on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, Ma 02140.

OBITUARY:

Margaret T. "Rita" (Kane) Tallen passed away quietly on Monday, August 11th, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Timothy D. and Margaret (Garvey) Kane. Raised in Woburn, Margaret graduated from Woburn High School in 1943. Shortly after marrying her late husband David, they moved to Medford where they raised their children. Margaret was dedicated to her family and enjoyed knitting and sewing. After her children were grown, Margaret went to work at the Shawmut National Bank in Boston. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, David Tallen, her daughter Elizabeth (Lisa) McKenzie and her sister Jean (Shirley) Hayes. She is survived by her son, Michael Tallen of Malden, her brother, Kevin Kane and his wife Patricia of Woburn, her sister Anne Kane of Melrose, her grandchildren Jean Morello and Brian McKenzie. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 13th at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. A calling hour will be held on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.


August 12, 2003

Althea L. (Lewis) Sullivan

Photo of Althea L. (Lewis) SullivanALTHEA L. (LEWIS) SULLIVAN - in Woburn, August 12th, beloved wife of the late James L. Sullivan Sr. Devoted mother of Mary Sankus of NY, James L. Sullivan Jr. and his wife Dawn of North Attleboro, Michael Sullivan and his wife Kate of N. Chelmsford, Jane M. Sullivan of Burlington and Daniel Sullivan and his wife Deborah of Woburn. Dear sister of Dorothy Rose of Topsfield, Ella Bates of Dover, Delaware and the late William Lewis and Margaret Davis. Loving grandmother of Andrew, Staysea, Patrice, Megan, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Danielle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 14th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Althea’s memory to the Independent Living and Learning, 25 Francis Wyman Rd., Burlington MA 01803 or the Carmelite Monastery, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd.,Danvers,MA.01923

OBITUARY

Althea L. (Lewis) Sullivan passed away quietly at the Sunbridge Nursing Center early Tuesday morning, August 12th. The wife of the late James L. Sullivan Sr., who passed away in 1993, Mrs. Sullivan was seventy-eight years of age. Born in Sherman Mills, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (Rush) Lewis. She was educated in Sherman Mills, graduating from high school in 1941. Mrs. Sullivan furthered her education at Regis College, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1945. Following her graduation from Regis she returned to Maine where she taught for several years in Island Falls. Mrs. Sullivan later married and moved to Woburn where she devoted herself to raising five children.

She and her husband were very active raising their children and with St. Charles Church and School during their children’s tenure there. Mrs. Sullivan remained very active in St. Charles Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. She especially enjoyed and participated in family trips and outings and on many occasions she would return to Maine for family reunions. Her grandchildren were a great source of inspiration and love as she spent a lot of time with and following each of their endeavors. Bowling was also a source of enjoyment, both with her family and through bowling leagues. After her children had grown, Mrs. Sullivan was employed as a full time substitute teacher at Woburn High School for a number of years.

In addition to her husband, James L. Sullivan Sr., Mrs. Sullivan was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Davis and William Lewis. Mrs. Sullivan is survived lovingly by her five children, Mary Sankus of NY, James L. Sullivan Jr. and his wife Dawn of North Attleboro, Michael Sullivan and his wife Kate of N. Chelmsford, Jane M. Sullivan of Burlington and Daniel Sullivan and his wife Deborah of Woburn, her sisters, Dorothy Rose of Topsfield and Ella Bates of Dover, Delaware and her grandchildren, Andrew, Staysea, Patrice, Megan, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Danielle.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 14th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Althea’s memory to the Independent Living and Learning, 25 Francis Wyman Rd., Burlington MA 01803 or the Carmelite Monastery, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923.


August 14, 2003

Maureen (Harkins) Pietrowski

Photo of Maureen (Harkins) PietrowskiMAUREEN (HARKINS) PIETROWSKI – in Lynn, formerly of Winchester, August 14th, beloved wife of John M. Pietrowski. Daughter of the late Edward J. and Mildred (Jurewicz) Harkins. Dear sister of David Harkins and his wife Sheryll of Marblehead, Barbara Harkins and her husband Michael Symonds of Carlisle, and the late Kathleen Harkins. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in Maureen’s memory to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

OBITUARY:

Maureen (Harkins) Pietrowski of Lynn, a native of Winchester, passed away late Thursday evening, August 14th, following a brief illness. The wife of John Pietrowski for the past twenty-six years, she was fifty-four years of age. Born in and raised in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Mildred (Jurewicz) Harkins. She graduated from Winchester High School with the Class of 1967 and continued her education at PLUS School of Business.

She was employed by John Hancock Insurance as a clerk for twenty years, from 1969 until 1989. From the time of her marriage, she and her husband had made their home in Lynn. Maureen loved to travel, particularly enjoying frequent trips to Atlantic City as well as riverboat trips. She enjoyed music and bowling, and absolutely loved family gatherings.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a sister, Kathleen Harkins. Surviving along with her husband John are a sister, Barbara Harkins and her husband Michael Symonds of Carlisle, and a brother, David Harkins and his wife Sheryll of Marblehead. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 18th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, at 10. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Maureen’s memory to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

 

Albert N. Wong

Albert N. Wong, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday morning. The husband of the late Elsie Wong, who died twelve years ago, he was eighty-four years old.

Born in Dedham he was raised in Bangor, Maine, the son of the late Grace and Quoy Wong. Mr. Wong was a retired electrical engineer, a World War II, US Army Veteran, who received the purple heart, and participated in campaigns in Rhineland, Normandy, Ardennes, and Northern France. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are his two daughters, Vivian Wong and her husband David of Windsor Locks, CT., Alberta Wong-Marshall and her husband Jeff of Brookline. His cherished granddaughter Veronica Lin Wong. Three brothers; Charles Wong of Bangor, Maine, Walter Wong of Boston and Richard Wong of Canton, CT. In addition to his wife Elsie he is predeceased by his two sisters; Grace Goldstein and Helen Huang.

His funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, August 19, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


August 15, 2003

Melva M. (Nutile) Collins Mawn

Photo of Melva M. (Nutile) Collins MawnMELVA M. (NUTILE) COLLINS MAWN – in Woburn, August 15th, beloved wife of Everett J. Mawn and the late Charles R. “Chick” Collins. Devoted mother of Charles R. Collins, Jr. and his wife Mary of N. Reading, Peter D. Collins and his wife Jacqui of Woburn, Paul F. Collins and his wife Darlene of Burlington, and the late Stephen J. Collins; mother-in-law of Joan Collins of Woburn. Loving sister of Attilio Nutile of Woburn, Gilda Thyng of FL, Edna Gibbons of Malden, and the late Edmund, Alfred, Olivia, and Eugene Nutile, Isabel Wells, Anita Cerchione, Yole Romaine, Olga Meekins, and Josephine Hewes. Dear stepmother of Bonnie White, Barry, Paul, Joseph, and Barbara Mawn, Terri Taranto, and Debbie Hodges. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, August 19th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Melva’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Melva Collins Mawn, a well-known local businesswoman, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, August 15th, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of Everett J. Mawn of Woburn, and was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles R. “Chick” Collins, who died in 1988. Born in Woburn eighty-five years ago, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Langone) Nutile. She graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1935.

In 1962 she founded a real estate sales company known as “Melva M. Collins, Realtor”, out of her home. Her business was later located for many years at the corner of Main Street and Mishawum Road. Her illustrious career in the real estate business continued through several decades. In 1974 she was named President of the Women’s Council of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Her company became one of the first in New England to join joined Century 21 in 1977, and came to be known as Collins Realty, Inc. She was granted life membership in 1979 in the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and in 1980 was named President of the Eastern Middlesex Board of Realtors. She held the distinction of being named “Realtor of the Year” in 1981, and in 1987 celebrated twenty-five years in business. At that time she received citations from the City of Woburn as well as the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Melva was involved in many civic and church committees throughout the years. When her children were young and involved in sports, she served as President of the Little League Auxiliary. She was a Charter member of the Woburn Development Corporation in 1980, and was very active with the Finance Committee of St. Charles Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles R. “Chick” Collins, who passed away in 1988, her son, Stephen J. Collins, three brothers, Edmund, Alfred, and Eugene Nutile, and six sisters, Isabel Wells, Anita Cerchione, Yole Romaine, Olga Meekins, Josephine Hewes, and Olivia Nutile.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Everett Mawn, with whom she recently celebrated three years of marriage, are three sons, Charles R. Collins, Jr. and his wife Mary of North Reading, Peter D. Collins and his wife Jacqui of Woburn, and Paul F. Collins and his wife Darlene of Burlington, and her daughter-in-law, Joan Collins of Woburn; a brother, Attilio Nutile of Woburn, and two sisters, Gilda Thyng of Florida and Edna Gibbons of Malden.

She was the stepmother of Bonnie White, Paul, Barry, Barbara, and Joseph Mawn, Terri Taranto, and Debbie Hodges. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, August 19th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Melva’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


August 17, 2003

Thomas C. Smith

THOMAS C. SMITH - in Woburn, August 16th, age 50, beloved father of Lori Bertini of Wilmington and Melissa and Michael Smith, both of Daytona Beach, FL. Loving grandfather of Shawn, Kayla, Alyssa, and Cassidy Bertini and Nicholas Parks. 

A memorial service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, August 20th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Tom's memory to the American Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461.

OBITUARY:

Thomas C. Smith, a resident of Woburn for the past several years, passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on Saturday morning, August 16th, following a lengthy illness. He was fifty years of age.

Tom was born and raised in Boston. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years in the metal fabrication industry, and was most recently employed by Excursion Tech in Randolph.

Surviving are two daughters, Lori Bertini of Wilmington and Melissa Smith of Daytona Beach, Florida, a son, Michael Smith of Daytona Beach, and five grandchildren, Shawn, Kayla, Alyssa, and Cassidy Bertini and Nicholas Parks.

A memorial service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, August 20th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours, and interment is private. Donations may be made in Tom's memory to the American Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461.

 

Anita A. Sardano

Anna “Anita” Sardano, passed away Sunday morning at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, following a lengthy illness. The wife of the late Cosimo Sardano. She was ninety-one years old. Born in Argentina, she was raised and educated in Italy. She loved to knit, and owned her own clothing store in Monopoli, Italy before settling in the United States in 1964. Anita adored her grandchildren, enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter Maria Cernigliaro, her two grandsons; Vincent and Massimo Cernigliaro all of Woburn. Her sister Maria Tarantino of Italy and many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her late husband Cosimo, her sister Rosa Petrosillo, a brother Michael Brescia and a sister in law Anna Sardano.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Wednesday, August 20, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 100 Washington st. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday 4 thru 8. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be sent in Anita's memory to the Jean Jugan Residence (LSP), 186 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143.


August 20, 2003

Winifred L. Dobbins

Winifred L. Dobbins, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Ellwood E. Dobbins.

Born in Woburn seventy four years ago, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Foley) and Joseph P. O´Hearne. She was a lifelong Woburn resident raised on Sturgess St. in the South End of the city and a graduate of Woburn High School. She was an expert knitter and retired from the Fabric Place in Woburn where she advised people on proper knitting techniques.

She is survived by her three sons; Daniel F. of South Salem, NY., Allan J. of Waltham and Kevin T. of Woburn, two daughters Sheila L. Dobbins of Londonderry, NH., and Donna L Dobbins and her husband Ian Holme of Concord, NH., Also four loving grandchildren Nicholas, Nathan and Noreen Dobbins and Samantha Mahoney, and one sister Margaret “Honey” Quinn and her husband George of Wilmington. She was predeceased by her husband Ellwood E. Dobbins , her daughter Patricia Ann Dobbins and three brothers Richard, Joseph and Francis O´Hearne.

Her funeral will be from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Monday, August 25, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 850 Main St. No. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday, August 24, from 2-4 & 7-9.


August 21, 2003

Theresa L. (Marino) O'Leary

Photo of Theresa L. (Marino) O'LearyTHERESA L. (MARINO) O'LEARY – in Woburn, August 21st, beloved wife of Paul J. O’Leary. Devoted mother of Paul T. O’Leary of Charlestown, Peter J. O’Leary and his wife Mary of S. Boston, and Stephen M. O’Leary of Somerville. Loving daughter of Thelma (Taylor) Marino of Woburn, formerly of Somerville, and the late Anthony Marino. Dear sister of Jon Marino of Marblehead, Tony Marino of Tewksbury, and the late Jean Marino. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 25th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.

OBITUARY:

Theresa L. O’Leary, a resident of Woburn’s West Side, passed away at her home Thursday evening, August 21st, following a long illness. The wife of Paul J. O’Leary, she was sixty-eight years of age.

Mrs. O’Leary grew up in the Davis Square section of Somerville, daughter of Thelma Taylor) Marino, who now lives in Woburn, and the late Anthony Marino. She was a 1952 graduate of Somerville High School. She had made her home in Woburn since her marriage over forty-one years ago.

In early years she was employed by John Hancock Insurance Company. She later worked part-time for Dr. Daniel Friedlander in Woburn for a number of years, retiring in 1997.  In addition to caring for her family, she spent a great deal of her time volunteering. She was active in St. Barbara’s parish and helping the Little Sisters of the Poor in Somerville.

Along with her father, Anthony, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Marino. In addition to her husband Paul and her mother, Theresa Marino, she is survived by three sons, Paul T. of Charlestown, Peter J. and his wife Mary of S. Boston, and Stephen M. of Somerville, and two brothers, Jon Marino of Marblehead and Tony Marino of Tewksbury.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 25th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8. Donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.


August 22, 2003

Theresa J. (Sabella) Grillo

Photo of Theresa J. (Sabella) GrilloTHERESA J. (SABELLA) GRILLO – in Woburn, formerly of Somerville, August 22nd, beloved wife of the late Philip Grillo. Devoted mother of Marilyn A. Johnson and her husband Peter L. of Woburn, and Philip J. Grillo and his wife Cindy of FL. Dear sister of Mary Licata and Joseph Sabella, both of Boston, Stephanie Carnivale of Somerville, Salvatore Sabella of Medford, and the late Michael, Anthony, and Josephine Sabella. Loving grandmother of Laurie and Melissa Johnson, both of Woburn. 

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, August 26th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations may be made in Mrs. Grillo’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Theresa J. Grillo of Woburn, formerly a longtime resident of Somerville, passed away at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Friday, August 22nd. The wife of the late Philip Grillo, who died in 1996, she was eighty-four years of age. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Lucy (Graffeo) Sabella. She grew up in the North End of Boston and finished high school there. After her marriage, she and her family lived in the West End before moving to Somerville, where they resided for many years.

For a number of years she worked in the clothing industry as a seamstress. Since the death of her husband seven years ago, Mrs. Grillo had resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Peter Johnson, in North Woburn.

In addition to her husband Philip, she was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Sabella, and two brothers, Michael and Anthony Sabella. Surviving are her daughter, Marilyn A. Johnson and her husband Peter L. of Woburn, a son, Philip J. Grillo and his wife Cindy of Florida, two sisters, Mary Licata of Boston and Stephanie Carnivale of Somerville, and two brothers, Salvatore Sabella of Medford and Joseph Sabella of Boston. She was also the loving grandmother of Laurie and Melissa Johnson, both of Woburn.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, August 26th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mrs. Grillo's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Francisca Fernandes

Francisca Fernandes, passed away at the Wilmington Health care center on Friday, the wife of the late Antonio Fernandes, she was ninety-one years old. Born in Madera, Portugal she came to this country some twenty years ago. She was adored by her family and enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her children; Jaime of Portugal, Maria, Jose and Gorete Fernandes all of Woburn. Also her seven loving grandchildren and thirteen loving great grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held form the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Wednesday, August 27 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church 851 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26, from 4 thru 8.


August 24, 2003

Gertrude M. Syvertson

Gertrude M. Syvertson, 87; a Woburn native, died at her daughter's home in Billerica on Sunday, August 24, after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Roy Syvertson who died in 1988.  Born in Woburn on January 14, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Henry and the late Beatrice (Fitzsimmons) Veno.  She was a graduate of Woburn High School.  

Mrs. Syvertson worked at the former Sylvania plant in North Woburn for many years, until she moved to Manchester, NH.  While living there, she worked for New Hampshire Insurance Co. for many years.  

In addition to her husband, Roy, she was preceded in death by a son, the late Richard White, and a sister and brother, the late Dorothy DuLong and the late Edward Veno.  Surviving are a son, James White of Lawrence and five daughters, Shirley O'Donnell and her husband Robert, both of Myrtle Beach, SC; Barbara Nickerson and her husband Allan, both of Reading; Joan Boutwell of Lowell; Patricia Dean and her husband Fred of Milford; Irene Doucet and her husband Joseph of Billerica.  Mrs. Syvertson is further survived by one sister, Ruth Graham of Billerica; 28 grandchildren; and many great, and great-great grandchildren.  

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Thursday, August 28.  Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery in Woburn.


August 30, 2003

Joan E. Conley

Photo of Joan E. ConleyJOAN E. CONLEY – in Woburn, unexpectedly, Saturday, August 30th, Joan E. beloved daughter of Walter J. and Anne M. (Kearns) Conley of Woburn. Dear sister of Jean A. and Elaine C. Loving aunt of Christopher and Cecilia. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, September 4th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY

Joan E. Conley of Woburn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 30th. The daughter of Walter J. and Anne M. Kearns of Woburn, she was forty- seven years of age.

Born in Winchester and raised in Woburn, Joan graduated from Woburn High School in 1974. She furthered her education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she graduated from in 1978 with a degree in Nursing. As a Registered Nurse, Joan worked for the New England Memorial Hospital, Somerville Hospital and later for Beth Israel Hospital, dedicating most of her career to emergency room care.

She was very much a “people person” - sensitive, helpful and consoling to those in her charge. In addition to her profession, she enjoyed traveling both in the US and abroad. Considered to be very outgoing and fun to be around, Joan thoroughly enjoyed time with her family and many friends. She was a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

Joan is survived by her parents, Walter J. and Anne M. (Kearns) of Woburn, her sisters, Jean A. and Elaine C., her nephew Christopher and her niece Cecilia, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, September 4th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


September 2, 2003

Donald T. Bowman

Donald T. Bowman, passed away Tuesday morning at the Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge following a lengthy illness. The wife of Georgianna (Demeteri) he was sixty-nine years old. Born in Cambridge, Donald was the son of the late Frederick A. Bowman and M. Edith (Thompson) Bowman.

Raised and educated in Cambridge, Donald served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. When he returned, he went to work for the Department of Public Works in the city of Cambridge, retiring in 1991 after 35 years of service. He was devoted to his family and in particular his grandchildren, he enjoyed classical music, art and carpentry.

Surviving in addition to his wife Georgianna, are two sons; Mark J. of San Diego, CA., and Stephen G. and his wife Angie of Woburn. One daughter; Valerie P. Hammond and her husband Andy of Cambridge. He was the loving grandfather “Boompa” of Reid and Nathan Hammond, and Abigail Bowman. He is also survived by one brother David Bowman of Belmont. He was predeceased by his sister Gloria Santackas.

A funeral service will be held in the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Thursday, September 4, at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 3, from 6 thru 8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be sent in Donald's memory to the American Lung Association of Middlesex County, P.O. Box 265, Burlington, MA 01803-0465.


September 7, 2003

Marion L. Brewer

Marion L. Brewer, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Lexington Healthcare Center on Sunday evening, September 7.  She was 83 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late William E., and the late Elizabeth E. “Bessie” (Jones) Brewer.  

Marion worked for S. B. Goddard Insurance for over 40 years, retiring in 1993.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Woburn, and taught Sunday School there for over 35 years.  At one time, she also served as the Church Secretary.  Marion enjoyed gardening, and had been active in Insurance Industry organizations.  

She is survived by one brother, LCDR USN (Ret.) William E. Brewer of Arlington, Virginia; and two sisters, Laura E. Brewer of Westfield, New Jersey, and Virginia Baird of Woburn.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  

Graveside services were conducted at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn on Friday, September 12.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3 Winn St., Woburn, MA 01801; or to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg.5, Lawrence, MA 01843.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


September 8, 2003

Walter F. Boisclair

Walter F. Boisclair of Burlington passed away at the Lifecare Center in Billerica on Monday morning, September 8.  He was 76 years of age.  Born and raised in Quincy, he was the son of the Mabel (Devine) Boisclair of Auburn, Alabama, and the late Charles A. Boisclair; and the husband of Zenobia W. “Obie” (Keswick) Boisclair.  

Walter was a graduate of Quincy High School, Northeastern University, and attended the University of Maine, and was a U.S.Army Veteran of World War II.  He had worked as a Design Engineer at Lincoln Labs for 39 years, retiring in 1993.  Mr. Boisclair was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn.  

In addition to his wife and his mother, Walter is survived by one daughter, Lois Black and her husband Bob of Canada; and one son, David McConnell and his wife Sandra of Ashland.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert A. Black, Kimberly A. Touchie, Richard D. McConnell, and Robert K. McConnell;  four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Gabriella, Molly, and Annie; and one brother, Charles Boisclair of Auburn, Alabama.  

A funeral service was held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn on Thursday, September 11.   Burial was at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Burlington.  Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Choir Fund, 60 Forest Park Rd., Woburn, MA 01801.


September 9, 2003

Catherine L. Haubner

Catherine L. Haubner, passed away Tuesday at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington. The wife of the late Francis X. Haubner. She was seventy-six years old. Catherine was a amazing woman. She exhibited tremendous courage, grace and dignity as she lived her final days since her diagnosis one month ago. She was born and raised in Arlington the daughter of the late Jennie (Stingel) and Francis Quinn.

She was a Woburn resident for most of her life, devoted to raising her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She retired in 1988 from the Woburn Court where she worked for over twenty-one years.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband are three brothers and four sisters.  Surviving are her three daughters, Catherine L. Rideout, of No. Andover, Pamela J. Ronayne of Woburn, Donna Richards and her husband Norman of Woburn; one son Francis X. "Frank" Haubner and his wife Beth of Wilmington. Also nine loving grandchildren and three loving great grandchildren and one sister Lorraine Paradis of Woburn.

Her funeral will be held from th McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn. On Saturday, September 13, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 12, from 4 thru 8.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Pan Massachusetts Challenge/Jimmy Fund c/o Frank Haubner, 24 Lucaya Circle, Wilmington, MA 01887.


September 11, 2003

Ann (Rossborough) McSheffrey

Photo of Ann (Rossborough) McSheffreyANN (ROSSBOROUGH) McSHEFFREY – in Woburn, suddenly, September 11th, beloved wife of John F. McSheffrey. Devoted mother of Jack F. & his wife Melissa, Paul B., and Donald J., all of Woburn, Cheryl Ann Chappell and her husband William of TN, Lynn Gibson and her husband Ford of FL, and Ann Marie MacDonald and her husband Paul of NH. Dear sister of John “Bud” Rossborough of FL and the late Beatrice Peterson. Also survived by 13 grandchildren. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4-8 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

OBITUARY:

Ann (Rossborough) McSheffrey, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday morning, September 11th. The beloved wife of John F. McSheffrey, she was seventy-four years of age.

Born in Boston, Ann was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Mann) Rossborough. Raised and educated in Medford, she graduated from Medford High School in 1947. A few years later, Ann married her beloved husband of fifty-one years, John F. McSheffrey. They made their home in the Central Square area of Woburn where together they raised their six children. Always surrounded by the people she loved, Ann devoted herself to her husband, her children, and more recently her grandchildren. She made many friendships through the years and always remained active in organizing her high school class reunions.

In addition to her family and friends, Ann was an avid golfer, a sport she enjoyed while wintering in Boca Raton, Florida. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in Europe. Ann was also active in St. Anthony parish in North Woburn.

In addition to her husband John, Ann is survived by her children, Jack F. & his wife Melissa, Paul B. and Donald J., all of Woburn, Cheryl Ann Chappell and her husband William of Tennessee, Lynn Gibson and her husband Ford of Florida, and Ann Marie MacDonald and her husband Paul of NH, her brother John “Bud” Rossborough of Florida. She also leaves thirteen beloved grandchildren.  Ann was predeceased by her sister, Beatrice Peterson.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 15th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be private.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.


September 12, 2003

Frank J. Abreu

Frank J. Abreu, passed away at his daughters home in Elma, New York, early Friday morning following a brief illness. The beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Sousa), with who he shared 49 years of marriage. He was ninety-nine years old.

Originally from Madeira, Portugal. He came to this country at the age of sixteen, and was a resident of Woburn for over seventy years. He retired from the Stauffer Chemical Company, of Woburn in 1969 and later moved to Elma, NY to be with his family.

He is survived by his son Frank Charles Abreu, of Seaside, Oregon, his daughter Mary Jean Evenick of Elma, New York. Five loving grandchildren Frank “Chuck” Abreu and Cher Blanc both of Independence, Kansas, Bonnie Jean Evenick of Cheektowaga, New York, Michael Charles Evenick of Tampa, Florida and Jonathan Charles Evenick of Knoxville, Tennessee. Also two loving great grandchildren Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Amanda Blanc of Independence, Kansas. Uncle of Mary Silva of Lowell and Mary Nelson of California.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, September 16, at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Borremeo Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 9. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday, September 15, from 4 thru 8. It has been requested that In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be sent in Frank’s memory to Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.


September 13, 2003

James T. Lathigee

Photo of James T. LathigeeJAMES T. LATHIGEE – in Woburn, Saturday, September 13th, beloved husband of Geraldine (Douglas) Lathigee. Devoted father of Sharon M. Lally and her husband Kevin of Derry, NH, Beverly A. Lathigee Schellenbach and her husband Richard of Billerica and Brenda M. Ward of Woburn. Dear brother of Marie A. Degaust of Nova Scotia and the late Robert Lathigee. Loving grandfather of Kristin, Kevin Jr. Patrick, Craig, Cory, Eric, Shannon, and Sean. 

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, September 16th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in James’ memory to the Children’s Hospital Trust, Attn: Cancer Donations, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


September 14, 2003

Lillian A. "Susie" (Cincotta) Palmisano

Photo of Lillian A. LILLIAN A. "SUSIE" (CINCOTTA) PALMISANO – in Wilmington, Sunday, September 14th. Devoted mother of Dina Palmisano of Wilmington and her partner, Darron “Bubba” Shanafelt, Mike Marshall of Somerville and Joe Marshall of Wilmington. Dear sister of Bobby Cincotta of Saugus, John Cincotta of Melrose and Diana Siciliano of Wilmington. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 18th at 8 p.m. Calling hour from 7 to 8 p.m. Interment is private.

OBITUARY:

Lillian A. (Cincotta) Palmisano of Wilmington passed away in Reading on Sunday, September 14th, following a long illness. Born in Boston seventy-three years ago, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Cincotta. She was raised in Somerville and attended the Somerville Public Schools.

“Susie,” as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was a woman who enjoyed helping others. Even as a young girl, she looked after her siblings. Family and friends could always depend on her to be there. Susie was a devoted mother and in later years a loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren. In her leisure, she enjoyed playing cards and shopping.

Susie is survived by her children, Dina Palmisano of Wilmington and her partner Darron “Bubba” Shanafelt, Mike Marshall of Somerville and Joe Marshall of Wilmington, her brothers Bobby Cincotta of Saugus, John Cincotta of Melrose, her sister, Diana Siciliano of Wilmington and nine loving grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 18th at 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m., prior to the service. Interment is private.

 

Doreen Grace Murray

Doreen G. Murray, died at her home in Lincoln on Sunday, September 14, following a lengthy illness. The beloved wife of John B. Murray, she was forty-six years old. Born in Medford, Doreen was the daughter of Pasquale C. Ferullo of Woburn an the late Grace R. (Vassallo) Ferullo.

Raised and educated in Woburn, she was a graduate of Woburn High School class of 1975. She then attended Regis and received her MBA from Simmons School of Management. Doreen was a advocate for Pan AM of Massachusetts and had a tremendous interest in cycling. Most recently she was a employed as a sales associate for Caldwell Banker Residential Brokers in Lincoln.

Surviving in addition to her husband and father, are two sisters Sandra Kelly of Westford, Denise Villanueva and her husband Dr. Andrew of Andover. She was the loving aunt of Caitlin, Michael and Christopher Kelly, Kristen and Matthew Villanueva. Also many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Wednesday, September 17, at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service in the Hope Christian Church, 58 Mt. Vernon St. Winchester at 11. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 16, 2-4 & 7-9. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent in Doreen’s memory to Pan Massachusetts Challenge, 77 Fourth Ave., DM 0119, Needham, MA 02494.

 

Donald F. Hennessey

Donald F. Hennessey, passed away Sunday morning at the Lahey clinic in Burlington after a extended illness, the husband of Marie Rita (Arvisais) Hennessey. He was seventy-six years old. Born and raised in Chelsea he was the son of the late Mary (McCann) and Frank L. Hennessey. Donald served in the US Navy during World War II, and after the war was employed by the Boston Globe for over forty years, he was a avid golfer and a devoted family man and particularly enjoyed his grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his two brothers the late Francis L. and David J. Hennessey. Surviving along with his wife, are two sons; Francis L. Hennessey of Medford and Thomas W. Hennessey of Yarmouth Port, two daughters Donna Fenniman of Dover, NH., and Elaine Bowser of Winchester, His grandchildren Jerry Bowser Jr., Kristi Bowser, William Fenniman III, Blaire Fenniman, Kaylie and Cameron Hennessey. Also three sisters; Leona Dolan of West Roxbury, Eileen Hennessey of Arlington and Marie Kelley of Woburn. A son in law Police Chief William Fenniman of Dover, NH and his daughter in law Lida Hennessey of Yarmouth Port. Also many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Wednesday, September 17, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 16, from 2-4 & 6-9.


September 15, 2003

Thomas L. Conboy

Mr. Thomas L. Conboy, age 79, passed away Monday at the Winchester Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Woburn he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Theresa (King) Conboy. He was the beloved husband of Irene A. (Slane) Conboy. Mr. Conboy was a life long resident of Woburn and was a graduate of St. Charles Elementary School and Woburn High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII participating in action against the enemy on the Kwajalein Atoll and in Okinawa from Feb. of 1944 to June of 1945. 

During his civilian life, Mr. Conboy worked for 49 years as an industrial engineer with the Raytheon Company. He retired in the early 1990´s. Mr. Conboy was a handyman and enjoyed gardening and working with his hands. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Assoc. 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

In addition to his beloved wife Irene, he is survived by one daughter, Maureen Conboy of Woburn, two sons, Mark of Woburn and Scott of Lowell. He is further survived by three loving grandsons, Sean, Scott Jr. and Ryan Conboy. He is also survived by his brother Bernard Conboy and his sister Eileen Walsh both of Woburn. He is preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Humphrey.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Thursday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church 851 Main St., Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 3 thru 7.

 

Sally Ann Corcoran

Sally Ann Corcoran, passed away on September 15, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following a short illness. She was sixty-six years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late Sally (Murphy) and John Morey. 

She was a graduate of Charlestown High School, and enjoyed bowling and dancing, she worked for the phone company as a operator and later worked for Lechmere Sales in Woburn before it closed. Sally Ann was devoted to raising her family and most recently has enjoyed time with her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl Corcoran.

Surviving are her three sons, John F. and his wife Laura of Billerica, Charles E. of Duluth, GA., Kevin J. of Virginia Beach, VA. Four loving grandchildren Kayla, Kyle, Kevin and Kirby Corcoran. Three sisters Brenda Page of Charlestown, Karen Smith and Patricia Maguire both of Woburn and John Morey of Quincy and Her former husband John F. Corcoran.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn of Friday, September 19, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 100 Washington St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Thursday 4 thru 8.


September 16, 2003

Angelina (Carrabino) Thompson

ANGELINA "ANGIE" (CARRABINO) THOMPSON – in Woburn, formerly of Medford, Tuesday, September 16th. Beloved wife of Kenneth Thompson of Woburn. Dear sister of Mary Thorner of Medford and the late Joseph and Francesco Carrabino. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, September 19th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Angie's memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110.

 

George A. Holland, Jr.

Photo of George A. Holland, Jr.GEORGE A. HOLLAND, JR. – in Duxbury, formerly of Woburn, September 16th, beloved son of the late George A. and Elinore (Clancy) Holland. Dear brother of Karen Harknett of Maynard, Barbara Cogan of Colorado, Roberta Lundy of Haverhill, and the late Richard Holland. Loving uncle of Sean Lundy and Scott and Kerry Cogan.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 20th, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in George’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

George A. Holland, Jr., 57, a native of Woburn, passed away at his home in Duxbury on Tuesday, September 16th. Although he had been in ill health for several months, his death was unexpected.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late George A. and Elinore (Clancy) Holland. His family resided on Arlington Road and he attended Woburn schools, graduating with the Class of 1964 from Woburn High School. He continued his education at Mass Bay Community College, and served in the National Guard for a number of years.

George worked for General Electric as a turbine engineer and project manager for over thirty years. He was devoted to his work and traveled extensively in that capacity. Although he had resided in Duxbury for over twenty years, he maintained his ties to Woburn and was a longtime member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by a brother, Richard Holland. Surviving are three sisters, Karen Harknett of Maynard, Barbara Cogan of Colorado, and Roberta Lundy of Haverhill, and was the loving uncle of Sean Lundy and Scott and Kerry Cogan.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 20th, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in George’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


September 17, 2003

Kathleen M. Walker

Kathleen M. Walker, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday evening, September 17, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. The wife of Henry Walker, she was seventy-two years old. Born and raised in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Kathleen and John O´Brien. Kathleen was a Woburn native most recently living in Billerica with her son.

She was employed as a secretary for over thirty years for the General Accounting Office in Boston before her retirement. She loved gardening and taking pictures, particularly with her family. She was devoted to raising Bill and Kathleen and most recently being with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter Kathleen Dailey of Malden and her son William A. Walker and his wife Dilia of Billerica. Three loving grandchildren; Sarah, Christina and Isabelle Walker. Three brothers, Maurice O´Brien of Braintree, William O´Brien of Hull and Robert Monaco of Stoughton. Two sisters, Frances Hoefel of NH., and Marguerite MacPhail of Abington. She was predeceased by a sister Jean Blackstead

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Monday, September 22, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 9. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday, September 21, from 3 thru 6. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be sent in Kathleen's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.


September 20, 2003

James Earl Surette

Surette, James Earl – of Revere, September 20, husband of Candy Cabral of Woburn. Devoted father of Crystal, Angela and Jimmy Surette all of Woburn. Son of Earl Surette of Revere and Marie (Rizzo) Surette of Medford. Brother of Shirley Surette Pizzi of Marshfield, Earl, Sherilynn, Kathleen and John Surette all of Revere. 

A funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn on Friday, September 26, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Thursday 5 thru 7. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

 

Margaret J. (Woods) Mace

Photo of Margaret J. (Woods) MaceMARGARET J. (WOODS) MACE – Age 91, in Woburn, September 20th, beloved wife of the late James J. Mace. Devoted mother of Lorraine M. Lynch and her husband Richard of Woburn, Gerald P. and his wife Maureen of Wilmington, Arlene L. Flanders and her husband Malcolm of N. Chelmsford, Kathleen M. Demko and her husband Joseph of Andover, and the late James J. Mace, Jr., Carol A. Claflin, and Mary J. Mace. Dear mother-in-law of Nancy Mace Claflin and Robert Claflin. Loving sister of Marion A. Woods of Medford, Alice MacPhail of Marshfield, and the late John and Louise Woods, Helen Wilder, and Betty McQuaid. Loving grandmother 28 grandchildren and the late James J. Mace III, and 56 great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to St. Anthony Church, c/o Rectory, 80 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Margaret J. Mace, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away here Saturday morning, September 20th, at the age of ninety-one. She was the wife of the late James J. Mace, who died ten years ago. Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Josephine B. (Brazel) Woods. She graduated from Medford High School with the class of 1930 and lived in Dorchester for a few years before taking up residence in Woburn in 1935. Her family was her priority in life and she devoted herself to them.

In addition to her husband James, she was preceded in death by her son, James J. Mace, Jr., two daughters, Carol A. Claflin and Mary J. Mace, a grandson, James J. Mace III, a brother, John Woods, and three sisters, Louise G. Woods, Helen Wilder, and Betty McQuaid.

Surviving are three daughters, Lorraine M. Lynch and her husband Richard of Woburn, Arlene L. Flanders and her husband Malcolm of N. Chelmsford, and Kathleen M. Demko and her husband Joseph of Andover, a son, Gerald P. Mace and his wife Maureen of Wilmington.

She was the loving sister of Marion A. Woods of Medford and Alice MacPhail of Marshfield, and the dear mother-in-law of Nancy Mace Claflin and Robert Claflin. Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren and fifty-six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to St. Anthony Church, c/o Rectory, 80 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


September 21, 2003

Dorothy F. McKillop

Dorothy Frances McKillop, a lifelong Woburn resident passed away at her home on Sunday morning, September 21, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Duncan W. McKillop who died in 1987. She was eighty-five years old.

Born and raised in the South End of Woburn she was the Daughter of the late Sadie (Gallagher) and Bernard Meehan. A graduate of St. Charles High School class of 1935. Dorothy worked for many years for Dr. Thomas Glennon as a “Nanny”. She later worked at Joe's Variety on Salem St., and Long´s Auto of Woburn. Dorothy enjoyed bowling, softball and knitting and most of all her family. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her five brothers; James, Bernie, John, William and Edward Meehan.

She is survived by her two sons; Robert and his wife Linda of Woburn, Michael and his wife Ann of Salem, NH., two daughters; Ann Martin and her husband Stephen of Woburn, Jane Steinberg and her husband Joel of Burlington. Ten grandchildren James, Jack, and Matt McKillop, Sarah and Katie Martin all of Woburn. Alison and Nicole McKillop of Salem, NH., Jordan, Taylor and Ethan Steinberg of Burlington. Two sisters Mary Bonenfant and Ada Meuse both of Andover.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Thursday, September 25, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invite to attend and may visit the funeral home on Wednesday, September 24, from 4 thru 8. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent in Dorothy’s memory to St. Charles Church Fire Restoration Fund, 280 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


September 22, 2003

James A. Loder

Photo of James A. LoderJAMES A. LODER – of Malden, September 22nd, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (O'Rourke) Loder, and former husband of Miriam (Bengtson) Loder of Melrose. Beloved father of James A. Jr. of Melrose, Michael of Peabody, Robert of Concord, NH, Eleanor L. Walters of Lexington, and the late James Louis Loder and Carol A. Loder. Brother Frederick Loder of NC and the late Charles, William, Lillian Loder and Doris Andella. Loving grandfather of James and Robert Nagle of Lexington and Germany, Christopher and Michael Loder of Somerville, and Cara and Lauren Loder of Melrose. He also leaves his dear friend, Arlene Linnell.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 27th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

OBITUARY:

James A. Loder of Malden, a former resident of Somerville and Lynn, passed away Monday following an illness of several months. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (O’Rourke) Loder, who died in 1997, and former husband of Miriam (Bengtson) Loder of Melrose. Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Charles and Gertrude (Milley) Loder. He graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School where he played football.

He lived in Somerville, Lynn, and Everett before moving to Malden eight years ago. He worked as a truck driver for Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and also as a roofer. He was well-known in Somerville where he worked as a bartender at Michael’s for a number of years. Jim was a people person who enjoyed golfing, swimming, and many other sports. He particularly enjoyed watching his grandsons playing hockey in recent years.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife Elizabeth, were a son, James Louis Loder and a daughter, Carol A. Loder, two brothers, Charles and William Loder, and two sisters, Lillian Loder and Doris Andella. Surviving are three sons, James A. Jr. of Melrose, Michael of Peabody, and Robert of Concord, NH, a daughter, Eleanor L. Walters of Lexington, and a brother, Frederick Loder of North Carolina. He was the loving grandfather of James and Robert Nagle of Lexington and Germany, Christopher and Michael Loder of Somerville, and Cara and Lauren Loder of Melrose. He also leaves his dear friend, Arlene Linnell.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 27th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.


September 23, 2003

Kenneth A. Thurber

Kenneth A. Thurber of Fitchburg, formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Health alliance Leominster Hospital on Tuesday, September 23.  He was 68 years of age.  Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Elizabeth L. (Longmire) Thurber of Springvale, ME, and the late Alton L. Thurber.  

Kenneth grew up in Woburn and had lived in East Princeton until moving to Fitchburg several years ago.  He was a member of the East Princeton Odd fellows Lodge.  

In addition to his mother, Kenneth is survived by his sister, Louise J. Hansen, and her husband, Robert of Wells, Maine.  He is also survived by one nephew, Lee Hansen of Wells, ME; and three nieces, Linda Sullivan of Woburn, Janice Mara of Atkinson, NH, and Janine Bushnell of Bolton.  Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

Alice M. (Anderson) Brady

Alice M. (Anderson) Brady, of Woburn, passed away after a brief illness at the East Village Nursing Home in Lexington on Tuesday Morning, September 23.  She was 91 years of age.  Born in Norwood, she was the daughter of the late Carl, and the late Ellen (Johnson) Anderson; and the wife of the late Charles A. Brady, who died in 1963.  

Alice had lived in Woburn for most of her life, coming from New Britain, CT as a young child.  She was a graduate of Burdette Business School, and had worked as an Executive Secretary for AT&T, and later for RCA.  She retired in 1973.  Alice was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Woburn.  

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She is survived by one son, Robert A. Brady and his wife Judy of Woburn; and one daughter, Karen J. Gordon and her husband Brian of Fenwick Island, DE.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Robert A. Brady Jr. of Reading, Allyson E. Brady of North Reading, and Jennie Doran of Alexandria, VA; three great grandchildren, Kiersten, Erin, and Caroline Brady; one sister, Ethel Spinks of Albany, NY; and one brother, Charles Anderson of Indianapolis, IN.  

A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 322 Main St., Woburn on Sunday Afternoon, September 28 at 1:00 pm.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9.  Burial will be private.


September 24, 2003

Marietta R. Lynch

Miss Marietta R. Lynch, age 94, passed away at her home in Gloucester following a long illness. Born in Woburn she was the daughter of the late Thomas K. and Susie B. (McCall) Lynch. Miss Lynch was a life long resident of Woburn and was member of the Woburn High School graduating class of 1927. 

Miss Lynch worked as a banker for forty-six years, retiring as the vice president of the First National Bank of Boston in 1974. She was active with the Firnabank Club which was a charitable organization of women bankers and with the National Assoc. of Banker Women. Miss Lynch was very devoted to her family and enjoyed her loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. During her retirement years she enjoyed traveling and being active with her bridge club. She also enjoyed tending to her rose garden at her home in Gloucester. 

In addition to her late parents, Marietta is preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. George W. Lynch, Thomas K. Lynch Jr. and three sisters Gertrude A. Lynch, Kathryn A. Mullin and Helen E. Lynch. She is also preceded in death by her nephew Michael F. Lynch. Marietta is survived by her sisters Doris T. Lynch of Woburn and Mrs. Phillip J. (Esther) McManus of Winchester. She is also survived by her nephews, William Lynch and his wife Nancy, Nicholas F. Lynch, Paul McManus and his wife Karen, nieces Marietta E. Lynch, Margaret Pearson and her husband James, Phyllis Kennally and her husband John. She is further survived by many loving grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated, Saturday in St. Charles Borremeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are omitted. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marietta's memory to the St. Charles Borremeo Church Restoration Fund or to Hospice Care Inc. 41 Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180.

 

Robert P. Mahar

Photo of Robert P. MaharROBERT P. MAHAR – in Billerica, formerly of Woburn, September 24th, beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Donahue) Mahar. Devoted father of Robert K. Mahar and his wife Peggy, and Donna A. Russo and her husband John, all of Billerica. Dear brother of the late John Mahar and Eileen Monday. Loving grandfather of Michele, Robert, Paul, and Holly Mahar, and John, Kaitlin, and Amanda Russo.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, September 26th, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 707, Boston, MA 02118.


September 25, 2003

Stephen Lucas

Photo of Stephen LucasLucas – in Woburn, September 25th, Stephen, beloved husband of Christine M. (Thornton) Lucas. Devoted father of Kathy Morrell and her husband Michael of Woburn, Patricia Padden and her husband Edward of Franklin, Christine O’Brien and her husband Jim of Lynnfield, and Stephen Lucas and his wife Essey of Billerica. Brother of Philip Lucas of Medford and the late Rose Phillips, Victoria Bradanese, and Raymond Lucas. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 29th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Stephen’s memory to St. Anthony Church, c/o Rectory, 80 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Stephen Lucas, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away quietly at his home on Thursday, September 25th . The beloved husband of Christine M. (Thornton) Lucas, he was eighty- five years of age. Born in Boston, Stephen was the son of the late Michael and Frances (Somiak) Lucas. Raised in the North End of Boston, Stephen’s family later moved to Wilmington where he graduated from Wilmington High School.

As a young man he worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard during WWII as an assistant to the base Commander. In 1944, he and his wife Christine moved to Central Square in Woburn where they made their home and raised their four children. After the war, Stephen took a position with the MBTA as a mechanic until 1953 when he became proprietor of a service station in Andover.

In 1968, he was employed by Raytheon as a quality control inspector of military missiles. He remained at Raytheon until his retirement in 1981. Stephen most enjoyed spending time with his family especially their many vacations to Ossippee, Sunapee, and the White Mountains in NH. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing. After his retirement her wintered in St. Petersburg, FL with his beloved wife of sixty years, Christine. Stephen was also a lifetime member of the Elks in Wakefield. Stephen was also a lifetime member of the Elks in Wakefield.

Stephen was predeceased by his brother Raymond Lucas and his sisters, Rose Phillips and Victoria Bradanese. He is survived by his wife Christine M. (Thornton) Lucas, his children, Kathy Morrell and her husband Michael of Woburn, Patricia Padden and her husband Edward of Franklin, Christine O’Brien and her husband Jim of Lynnfield, and Stephen Lucas and his wife Essey of Billerica, his brother Philip Lucas of Medford, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 29th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Stephen’s memory to St. Anthony Church, c/o Rectory, 80 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Suzanne E. (Callahan) Riley

Photo of Suzanne E. (Callahan) RileyRiley – in Woburn, September 25th, Suzanne E. (Callahan), beloved wife of Leo C. Riley. Devoted mother of Colleen O’Neill and her husband Michael of NH, Timothy of Burlington, Sharon of Woburn, Brian and his wife Paula of Peabody, and Andrew and his wife Judy of Chelmsford. Sister of the late William Callahan. Also survived by three grandchildren, David and Laura O’Neill and Hannah Riley.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 29th, at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private.

OBITUARY:

Suzanne E. (Callahan) Riley, a lifelong resident of Woburn passed away on Thursday, September 25th at home after a lengthy illness. The beloved wife of Leo C. Riley, she was seventy years of age. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Charlotte (Jones) Callahan.

Suzanne was educated in the Woburn Public Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School in 1949. She went on to attend Lesley College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. After graduating she taught in the Medford School System for three years. In 1955, she married her beloved husband Leo and the made their home in the Central Square area of Woburn. While raising their five children, Suzanne worked a substitute teacher in the Woburn Public Schools so that she could dedicate her time to her family.

After her children were grown, she took a position as a full time teacher in Woburn. She was highly regarded in the education field both as a substitute and a full time teacher. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Suzanne was predeceased by her brother, William Callahan.  She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Leo C. Riley, her children Colleen O’Neill and her husband Michael of NH, Timothy of Burlington, Sharon of Woburn, Brian and his wife Paula of Peabody, and Andrew and his wife Judy of Chelmsford and three loving grandchildren, David and Laura O’Neil and Hannah Rose Riley.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 29th, at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Late teacher, Woburn School System.


September 26, 2003

Marie C. Flowers

Photo of Marie C. FlowersFlowers – in Woburn, Friday, September 26th, Marie C. beloved daughter of the late Philip and Anna (Gange) Flowers. Dear sister of Rose Grafton and JoAnn Dulong both of Woburn, the late Frank, Louis and Philip Flowers and Theresa Carchide. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, September 30th. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hour Tuesday morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Marie C. Flowers, a lifelong resident of Woburn passed away quietly on Friday, September 26th surrounded by her family. The beloved daughter of the late Philip and Anna (Gange) Flowers, Marie was eighty-six years of age. Educated in the Woburn Public Schools, Marie was the Valedictorian of Woburn High School Class of 1934. She went on to attend Rutgers University, the American Institute of Banking and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

In 1934, Marie went to work at the Woburn National Bank. There she had a distinguished career and was highly respected by her colleagues. Starting as a cashier, Marie went on to become a Vice President until her retirement fifteen years ago. She thoroughly loved her profession and it provided her the opportunity to forge many lasting friendships.

In addition to her career, Marie contributed greatly to the community through her involvement with the Woburn High Scholarship Fund as their Treasurer and also served on the Selection Committee to choose the grantees of the Fund. Marie was responsible for the Warren Academy Scholarship, which she presented personally each year at graduation. Marie was a longtime member of the Woburn Business and Professional Woman’s Club and the Burbeen Lecture Committee. In her leisure, Marie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews. She was an avid reader and traveled throughout the United States and Europe.

Marie is predeceased by her brothers Frank, Louis and Philip Flowers, and her sister Theresa Carchide. She is survived by her sisters Rose Grafton and JoAnn Dulong both of Woburn and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, September 30th. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Marie’s cousin, Father Richard Clancy, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hour Tuesday morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.


September 29, 2003

John J. Duggan Jr.

Photo of John J. Duggan Jr.JOHN J. DUGGAN, JR. – in Woburn, Monday, September 29th, beloved husband of Jean E. (Downey) Duggan. Devoted father of Rebecca Elkins and her husband Anthony of Burlington, Jeannine Steadman and her husband Jamie of Woburn, John Duggan and his wife Sharon of Hudson, Colleen Moran and her husband Patrick, Amanda Kelley and her husband David, and Matthew, Melinda, and Kayla Duggan, all of Woburn. Loving son of the late John J. Sr. and Theresa (Nicosia) Duggan. Dear brother of David Duggan of Westford and Lorraine Dulong of Brooksville, FL. Loving grandfather of Michael, Sean, Patrick, Bryan, Emily, Sara, Hannah, Jacob, and Madison. Also survived by two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 2nd, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the National Dysautonomia Research Foundation, 1407 West Fourth St., Suite 1600, Redwing, MN 55066-21080.

OBITUARY:

John J. Duggan, Jr. of Woburn passed away at his home here on Monday, September 29th, at the age of sixty. He was the husband of Jean E. (Downey) Duggan for the past thirty-four years. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John J. and Theresa (Nicosia) Duggan, Sr. He grew up in Burlington and was a graduate of Burlington High School. He served in the Air Force for six years during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class in 1967.

Following his service in the military, he obtained his commercial driver’s license and worked as a truck driver for many years. He held membership in Teamsters Union Local 25. He took up residence in Woburn in 1960. During the 1980’s and early 90’s, he owned and operated the Mug-n-Muffin shop in Woburn Center. Following his retirement in 1997 he drove a limousine on a part time basis.  His family was most important in his life, and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. His pastimes included crossword puzzles, cribbage and other card games, and collecting baseball cards and coins.

Surviving in addition to his wife Jean are two sons, John Duggan and his wife Sharon of Hudson and Matthew Duggan of Woburn, six daughters, Rebecca Elkins and her husband Anthony of Burlington, Jeannine Steadman and her husband Jamie, Colleen Moran and her husband Patrick, Amanda Kelley and her husband David, and Kayla and Melinda Duggan, all of Woburn; a brother, David Duggan of Westford and a sister, Lorraine Dulong of Brooksville, Florida.  He was the loving grandfather of Michael, Sean, Patrick, Bryan, Emily, Sarah, Hannah, Jacob, and Madison.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 2nd, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the National Dysautonomia Research Foundation, 1407 West Fourth St., Suite 1600, Redwing, MN 55066-21080.


September 30, 2003

Wen Xing Ma

WEN XING MA - of Winchester, formerly of mainland China, September 30th, at age 74. Beloved wife of the late Yu Men Zhang. Devoted mother of Sarah Zhang of Winchester and four other children living in China. Services are private.


October 1, 2003

Theo Costopulos

Theo Costopulos, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, October 1.  She was 88 years of age.  Born in Marlboro and raised in Nashua, NH; she was the daughter of the late George, and the late Eleni (Karathanos) Koataseos; and the wife of the late George Costopulos who died in 1991. 

Mrs. Costopulos was a graduate of the Massachusetts Radio and Electronics School, and had worked as an Engineer for WBZ Radio during World War II.  She also worked at WBZ´s experimental FM station, which at that time, was the first FM station in the country.  She left WBZ in 1950, and went to work for several years in the communications department of the former North East Airlines. During her career in radio, she broke down many gender barriers, and became very well known and respected in the field.  She then left North East to concentrate on raising her children. 

In her earlier years, Theo's hobbies included riding and showing horses.  She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

She is survived by two sons, George C. Costopulos and his wife Patti; and Greg Costopulos and his wife Donna, all of Woburn.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jarrod Costopulos of California, Harmony Gagnier of Exeter, NH, and Kasie Costopulos of Woburn; and one great granddaughter, Sophia Gagnier.  She is further survived by one sister, Nancy Nickole of Ashland, and one brother, Soc Taseos of Virginia. 

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Saturday, October 4.  Burial was private.


October 3, 2003

Marion McIntire

Marian McIntire, 84, a former resident of Lexington and Burlington, passed away at her home in Hobbs, New Mexico on Friday, October 3.  She was the wife of the late Kenneth McIntire who died in 1953.  Marian was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1936, and had been a longtime resident of Lexington before moving to New Mexico in 2000 to be with her daughter. 

She is survived by one daughter, Marianne Westbrook of Hobbs, New Mexico; and one granddaughter. 

A graveside service will be held at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Bedford St., Burlington on Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 am.  Local arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


October 4, 2003

Sophie E. Gorrasi

Photo of Sophie E. GorrasiSOPHIE E. GORRASI – in Woburn, October 4th, daughter of the late John and Annie (Lacotiglia) Gorrasi. Beloved sister of Vito and his wife Mildred and Jerome and his wife Ethel, all of Woburn, and the late Harry, Christine, and Hon. Joseph Gorrasi. Also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, October 8th, at 9:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:30. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Miss Gorrasi’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801. Late retired teacher, Woburn School System.

OBITUARY:

Sophie E. Gorrasi, an educator in the Woburn school system from 1933 to 1975, passed away at Winchester Hospital Saturday evening, October 4th, after having been stricken at her home. She was to have celebrated her 94th birthday this Tuesday.  She was born in Boston on October 7th, 1909, daughter of the late John and Annie (Lacotiglia) Gorrasi. She graduated first in her class from Regis College with the Class of 1931.

She began teaching English and Latin in Woburn at the Linscott School, which was at that time a junior high school, in 1933 and continued there until 1951. At that time she began teaching at the Woburn Junior High School where she remained until 1962. She then went to the Kennedy Junior High School where she had the distinction of being the only teacher in the school system who taught double sessions.

While at the Kennedy she was in charge of the National Honor Society. She later was instrumental in helping to establish the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund. Miss Gorrasi retired in 1975, and held membership in the Woburn Retired Teachers Association.

She was also very active in the Sons of Italy. She was the first Venerable of the Woburn Ladies Lodge #1584 from 1930 to 1933. She also worked for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts where she served as Trustee for six years, and Recording Secretary for twenty-four years. She remained active until the past few years, and up to the time of her death was able to recall students from many years past.

Her greatest joy was her extended family of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and those whom she considered to be family. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Susie” to all of them.

Miss Gorrasi was preceded in death by two brothers, Hon. Joseph Gorrasi and Harry Gorrasi, and a sister, Christine. She leaves two brothers, Vito Gorrasi and his wife Mildred, and Jerome Gorrasi and his wife Ethel, all of Woburn, and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, October 8th, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:30. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Miss Gorrasi’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.


October 8, 2003

Elisabeth G. "Ella" Roth

Elisabeth G. “Ella” Roth, 90, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing home in Stoneham after a lengthy illness on Wednesday Evening, October 8.  She was the wife of Karl O. Roth.  The daughter of the late Boldizar, and the late Esther Tokaji, Mrs. Roth came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1949, and then to Woburn in 1951. 

She and her husband owned and operated the former Roth TV Shop on Pleasant Street for many years.  “Ella”, as she was known to family and friends, was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Woburn.  She loved gardening, and was an excellent cook.  Ella had been a resident of the Bear Hill Nursing Home for the past eight years.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. 

In addition to her husband Karl, she is survived by one daughter, Luisa Chernyshov and her husband Vladimir of Essex Jct., VT; and one son, Philip G. Roth and his wife Linda of Billerica.  She was also survived by nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Dimitri, Katia, Sophia, Alex, Jeffrey, Emma, James, and Josh; and eight great grandchildren.  Ella was predeceased by one daughter, the late Katarina Barach; and a sister, the late Louisa Kean and her late husband Larry. 

A funeral service was held at the First Congregational Church in Woburn on Saturday, October 11.  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church, 322 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Richard Frizzell

Richard Frizzell of Winchester, age 76, died on Wednesday, October 8 at the Fairlawn Nursing Home in Lexington, after an extended illness.  He was the husband of Lila (Loring) Frizzell.  Mr. Frizzell was born and raised in Woburn, son of the late Arthur, and the late Mabel (Allen) Frizzell. 

He graduated from the Tilton Academy in Tilton, NH.  He then served in the U.S.Army in Germany during WWII.  Richard was a graduate of Burdett College, and Bentley College, earning a degree in Accounting and Finance.  He worked as an accountant at Harvard University Press, and Newbury Junior College. 

Richard enjoyed family times at Good Harbor Beach, and fishing and boating at his summer cottage in Norway, Maine.  Genealogy and the history of Woburn were special interests of his.  He was also a member of the Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge in Woburn.  Richard was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. 

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he Richard is survived by a daughter, Karen Lewis and her husband Larry of Beverly; and a son, Charles Frizzell and his wife Kathleen of Acton.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, and was the brother of the late David Frizzell. 

A private funeral service and interment is planned.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Ste. 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305.

 

Richard P. Hemmerdinger, Sr.

Richard P. Hemmerdinger Sr., a Woburn resident since 1953, died at his home on Wednesday, October 8, at the age of eighty-five. He was the husband of the late Anna L. (McDonough) who died in 1992.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Cora (Steeves) and Harold Hemmerdinger. He was a graduate of Medford High School class of 1936. He then attended Middlesex Veterinary Academy for three years and left to serve his country during World War II, in the 101st Infantry Division of the US Army. He served in the Army for five years, then returned home to raise his family with his late wife Anna. They settled in Medford after the war, and later moved to Woburn

He worked as a quality control inspector at GE in Lynn, then with his wife Anna, started a family business in Winchester, The Pampered Pet Shop. Dick and Anna and their children ran this family business for over forty years, and made many close friends there.

Dick loved spending time with his family on Sunday rides and walks, camping and fishing trips. He loved his cabin in Vermont, gardening, birds and other hobbies, but his main love was his family.

Surviving are his three sons and their wives; Richard P. Jr. and his wife Bobbi of Saugus, Kris F. and his wife Regina, Jeffrey C. and his wife Patricia all of Woburn, two daughters and there husbands; Katherine Hillis and her husband John of Wakefield, NH., Holly Cataldo and her husband Jim of Billerica. Also nine loving grandchildren and seven loving great grandchildren. A brother Harry Hemmerdinger of Berlin, MA and his sister Ethel Shullman of Sudbury, MA.

Private funeral services at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in Dick´s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.


October 11, 2003

Marjorie G. Patterson

Marjorie G. Patterson, of Woburn, died at her home after a short illness on Saturday, October 11.  She was 97 years of age.  Born in Arlington in 1906, she was the daughter of the late William, and the late May (Sutherland) Patterson.  Marjorie was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn Public Schools.  She spent most of her adult life in Cambridge, where she owned and operated the Peacock Wave Beauty Shop in Porter Square. 

Following her retirement in the early 1970s, she served as a volunteer at the Mount Auburn Hospital and also at the Christ Church in Cambridge.  She returned to Woburn in 1992, where she resided with her sister. 

Marjorie is survived by one sister, Ruth P. Neal of Woburn; one nephew, Richard G. Neal of Woburn; and one niece, Susan Emery of Wakefield.  She is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews. 

A private service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Ste.17, Wakefield, MA 01880.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

Mary M. (Muse) Etheridge

Photo of Mary M. (Muse) EtheridgeMARY M. (MUSE) ETHERIDGE – in Woburn, formerly of Stoneham, October 10th. Beloved wife of John William “Stitch” Etheridge. Devoted mother of Debra Stockwell and her husband James of Boxford, David Etheridge and his wife Yvonne of Derry, NH, Jon Etheridge and his wife Jayne of Woburn, Steven Etheridge and his wife Lisa of Burlington, and Mark Etheridge of Woburn. Loving sister of Doris Theobald of Stoneham, Joseph Muse, and Joan Webb of Tewksbury. Beloved grandmother of Elizabeth and Meredith Stockwell, Ryan and Janelle Etheridge, Brian Etheridge, and Paul Ricardo.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 14th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 9. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, c/o Rectory, 1004 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Mary M. Etheridge, and longtime resident of Woburn’s South End, passed away at Emerson Hospital in Concord Friday evening, October 10th, following an illness of several months. She was the wife of John William “Stitch” Etheridge for over fifty-one years. Born in Wakefield seventy-three years ago, she was the daughter of the late Al and Mary (White) Muse. She lived in East Woburn for a few years before her family moved to Stoneham, where she attended school. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Stoneham. She and her husband had made their home in Woburn since their marriage.

Mrs. Etheridge worked as a waitress for many years, first at the Battle Green in Lexington and later at the Café Escadrille in Burlington, retiring ten years ago. She and her husband spent their winters in Oldsmar, Florida, for the past twelve years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband, “Stitch,” are a daughter, Debra Stockwell and her husband James of Boxford, four sons, David and his wife Yvonne of Derry, NH, Jon and his wife Jayne of Woburn, Steven and his wife Lisa of Burlington, and Mark of Woburn; two sisters, Doris Theobald of Stoneham and Joan Webb of Tewksbury, and a brother, Joseph Muse. She was the loving grandmother of Elizabeth and Meredith Stockwell, Ryan and Janelle Etheridge, Brian Etheridge, and Paul Ricardo.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 14th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, c/o Rectory, 1004 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.


October 12, 2003

Elizabeth (Nelson) Anderson

Elizabeth (Nelson) Anderson, 96, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Sunday Evening, October 12, after a long illness.  She was the wife of the late Earle G. Anderson, who died in 1963.  Born in Jamaica Plain and raised in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late John Conrad, and the late Elina (Boklund) Nelson. 

Mrs. Anderson lived in Woburn for many years until 1967, when she moved back to Winchester.  She had been a resident of the Tidd Home in North Woburn for the past several years. 

Elizabeth was an avid reader and Red Sox fan.  She loved knitting and crochet, and had crafted many afghans in her later years.  She was known as a very loving and giving person. 

In addition to her husband, Elizabeth was predeceased by her brother, the late Paul Nelson who died in 1916 as a young child.  She is survived by her twin daughters, Barbara Olson and her husband Paul of North Andover; and Betty Hosford and her husband Luther of Ipswich. 

A graveside service as held at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn on Thursday, October 16th.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180; or the Tidd Home, 74 Elm St., Woburn, MA 01801.


October 13, 2003

John Edward "Ed" Fogelberg

John Edward “Ed” Fogelberg, a longtime Burlington resident, town official, author, and historian, died on Monday, October 13 in Gilbert, Arizona.  He was 93 years of age.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John, and the late Alma (Nyman) Fogelberg. 

"Ed", as he was known, was a US Army veteran of World War II.  He was an English teacher in the Burlington Public Schools, and also served on the Burlington School Committee from 1976-1997.  In the 1950´s, Mr. Fogelberg was a member of the Board of Selectmen.  He had also served as a poll worker, Tax Collector, and was also Burlington's Town Historian.  From 1979 to 1994, Ed wrote a column for the Daily Times Chronicle, which centered around the history of Burlington and its residents.  He had been a resident of Burlington until moving to Arizona in 2000. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, the late Alice M. Campbell.  He is survived by two nieces, Lorraine Aufiero and her husband Angelo of Gilbert, AZ, and Alma Louise Nash and her husband Robert of Chelmsford; and one nephew, James W. Higgins and his wife Kathleen of Hudson, NH.  He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.  Services were at the Graham Funeral Home on Saturday, October 18.  Burial was at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington.


October 14, 2003

Armando Angiuoni

Photo of Armando AngiuoniARMANDO ANGIUONI – in Woburn, October 14th, beloved husband of Ida (Fierro) Angiuoni. Devoted father of Gaetano “Guy” Angiuoni and his wife Kathleen, and Ann Marie Melaragni and her husband Bob, all of Billerica, Antonietta “Tina” Guckert and her friend William McDonough of Malden, and the late Antonio Angiuoni. Brother of Elena Angiuoni of Italy and the late Gaetano “Guy” Angiuoni of Woburn, as well as several deceased brothers and sisters in Italy. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 17th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Armando’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Armando Angiuoni of Woburn passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington early Tuesday, October 14th, at the age of seventy-nine. He was the husband of Ida (Fierro) Angiuoni. Born and raised in Italy, he was the son of the late Rafael and Maria (Tarrantino) Angiuoni. During World War II he gave support to the Allies, and following the war worked in the coal mines in Belgium. In 1960 he moved with his family to the United States, where they took up residence in North Woburn.

He worked for New England Paper Box Company, which later was named Bicknell & Fuller, as a machinist for twenty-six years, until retiring in 1986. He loved gardening, particularly growing vegetables. His family was his priority in life, and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a son, Antonio, a brother, Gaetano “Guy” Angiuoni of Woburn, and several other brothers and sisters in Italy. Surviving in addition to his wife Ida are a son, Gaetano “Guy” Angiuoni and his wife Kathleen of Billerica, two daughters, Ann Marie Melaragni and her husband Bob of Billerica, and Antonietta “Tina” Guckert and her friend William McDonough of Malden, and a sister, Elena Angiuoni of Italy. He was the loving grandfather of Guy Angiuoni Jr., Lisa Marie Ippolito, Karen Krass, and Mark Anthony and Joseph Angiuoni, Michele and Robert Melaragni and Denise Perry, and Bruce Guckert, and great-grandfather of Michael Gaetano Ippolito.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 17th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Armando’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


October 15, 2003

Frederick P. Caggiano

Frederick P. Caggiano, passed away at the Saints Memorial Hospital of Lowell, on Wednesday following a extended illness, the husband of Angelina M. (Chiarello), he was eighty one years old.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Amelia (Santosuosso) and Angelo Caggiano. Fred was raised in East Boston, a graduate of East Boston High School.

He was the General Manager of Mickey Finn's Clothing in Boston for many years before his retirement in 1984. Fred was devoted to his family and work. During his retirement he loved to play Golf and be with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Winchester Lodge of the Son's of Italy

During World War II, Fred served in the US Army as a motorcycle courier, where he was injured in Germany, he returned home in 1946 after four years of service. Fred settled in No. Cambridge and in 1954 made his home with his wife Angelina in Woburn.

In addition to his wife Angelina he is survived by his son Michael F. and his wife Laurie of Peabody, his two daughters; Doreen A. Flowers and her husband Anthony of Woburn and Janet L. Caggiano of California. Four loving grandchildren Jonathan and Jennifer Flowers, David and Monica Caggiano. One brother Anthony Caggiano of Melrose. He was predeceased by his sister Ann Colarusso.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Saturday, October 18, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 11. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit at the funeral home on Friday, October 17, from 4 thru 8. Expressions of sympathy may be sent on Fred's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assoc., 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.


October 16, 2003

Alfred L. Guckert, Jr.

Alfred L. Guckert Jr., 68, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center on Thursday Morning, October 16.  He was the husband of Lois M. (Erb) Guckert.  Born in Marietta, Ohio, he was the son of the late Alfred Leo, and the late Margaret C. (Stevens) Guckert. 

Mr. Guckert was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Air Force, serving from 1954 to 1958.  Mr. Guckert was employed as an Automotive and Math teacher at the Everett Vocational High School for 30 years, retiring in 1999.  He enjoyed vacationing with his family at his cottage in Sunapee, New Hampshire.  Al was a member of Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge in Woburn, and the Massachusetts Rifle Association.   He was an avid gardener and loved working in his yard.  Al was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

In addition to his wife Lois, he is also survived by two sons, Bruce Guckert of Billerica, and David Guckert of Northwood, NH; one daughter, Sharon Simeone of Woburn; and eight grandchildren, Bruce Jr., Derek, Travis, Jesse, Dougie, and Matthew Guckert, and Heather and Jimmy Simeone.  He is also survived by one sister, Margaret Buchanan of Lowell, Ohio.  He was predeceased by one brother, the late Jeffrey Guckert. 

Services were at the Graham Funeral Home on Sunday, October 19.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mass. & RI, 540 Gallivan Blvd., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02124.

 

Judith M. (Smith) MacLeod

Photo of Judith M. (Smith) MacLeodJUDITH M. "JUDY" (SMITH) MacLEOD – in Burlington, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, October 16th , beloved wife of the late Charles W. MacLeod. Devoted mother of Linda M. Marasco and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Charles “Chip” L. MacLeod and his wife Dora of Winchester, Dana R. MacLeod and his wife Suzanne of Billerica, Darren “Alfie” M. MacLeod and his wife Marcia of Billerica, Jill A. Tucker and her husband Derek of Woburn and Glenn L. MacLeod and his wife Barbara of Billerica. Dear sister of her twin Joan E. Murphy of Burlington, Lorraine S. Tubbs of CT. and the late Louise Loughran. Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren, Katie, Charlie, Keith, Kyle, Brent, Kevin, Connor, Josh, Trevor, Jack and Ian. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 20th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Calling hours Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Judy’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Judith M. "Judy" (Smith) MacLeod passed away Thursday morning, October 16th at home, surrounded by her family. The beloved wife of the late Charles W. MacLeod, she was sixty-seven years of age. Born in Medford, Judy was the daughter of the late Lewis D. and Mary Edna (Welch) Smith. After living in Arlington for a brief period, her family moved to the Nutting's Lake area of Billerica, where she was raised and graduated from Howe High School, Billerica in 1954. After graduating, Judy enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps and was stationed at the hospital in Heidelberg, Germany during the Korean War.

After returning from the service, Judy married her late husband Charles W. MacLeod in 1958 and they made their home in Woburn. After residing in Woburn for several years, they moved to Burlington where they raised their six children. Judy dedicated herself to her family, especially her children, and looked forward to their many family gatherings. Always wearing a smile, Judy had the ability and desire to make all those who knew her happy.

In addition to her family, Judy’s dedication and love for her country continued through her involvement with the WAC Veterans Association, the American Legion Post 101 in Woburn, and the Women in Military Service for America, of which she was a Charter Member.

In 1981, Judy took an office position at Bonnell Ford in Winchester, a job she thoroughly enjoyed until her health prohibited her from working nearly two years ago. In her leisure, she enjoyed crafts and had an extensive “teddy bear” collection.

Judy was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. MacLeod and her sister Louise Loughran. She is survived by her children, Linda M. Marasco and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Charles “Chip” L. MacLeod and his wife Dora of Winchester, Dana R. MacLeod and his wife Suzanne of Billerica, Darren “Alfie” M. MacLeod and his wife Marcia of Billerica, Jill A. Tucker and her husband Derek of Woburn and Glenn L. MacLeod and his wife Barbara of Billerica, her twin sister Joan E. Murphy of Burlington, her sister Lorraine S. Tubbs of Connecticut, her grandchildren, Katie, Charlie, Keith, Kyle, Brent, Kevin, Connor, Josh, Trevor, Jack and Ian and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 20th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Judy’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


October 17, 2003

Nicholas J. Katramados

Nicholas J. Katramados, age 50, passed away Friday unexpectedly. Born in Winchester he was the son of Angie (Annas) of Woburn and the late John N. Katramados. He was a resident of Reading formerly of No. Andover and Woburn. Nicholas was a graduate of Woburn High School and worked for many years with the Raytheon Corp. and most recently worked as a computer technician and car salesman.

In addition to his mother Angie, Nicholas is survived by his daughter Alexis of Methuen and three brothers; Peter and his wife Kathy of Reading, Lee of Woburn and Dennis of Woburn. Nicholas is also survived by his former wife Andrea Katramados of Methuen and two nieces, Marissa and Michaela Katramados.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Tuesday at 10 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave, Woburn, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


October 19, 2003

Joseph Aylward McInnis

Photo of Joseph Aylward McInnisMcInnis – in Woburn, Sunday, October 19th, Joseph Aylward, beloved husband of Phyllis G. (Waldron) McInnis. Devoted father of Michael J. McInnis and his wife Diane of Wilmington, Claire E. Doherty and her husband Paul, Paul D. McInnis and his wife Debra, Joanne Brosca and her husband Stephen, Kevin A. McInnis, Lisa M. Wachendorf and her husband Jack, all of Woburn, and the late Steven P. McInnis. Dear brother of Catherine Guisseppe of Woburn and the late Ann Shaughnessy and Althea Mahoney. Loving grandfather of sixteen grandchildren, Luke, Steven, Jason, Kristin, Katie, Lee Rose, Sara, Patrick, Alicia, Kelley, Danny, Jaclyn, Jennifer, Melisa, Kevin and Joey.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 22nd, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, in the lower chapel, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment is private. Donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA Veteran WWII.

OBITUARY:

Joseph Aylward McInnis, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away, Sunday, October 19th, at the Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Phyllis G. (Waldron) McInnis, he was eighty years of age. Born in Woburn, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph I. and Margaret (Aylward) McInnis. Joseph received his education in the Burlington Public Schools and was a graduate of Burlington High School in 1941.

In February of 1942, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served in a medical capacity in the American Theatre and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during WWII. Upon completion of his military obligation, Joseph continued his education at the Palmer School of Chiropractic Medicine in Iowa. After graduating, he moved to Tewksbury where he opened his Chiropractic Office. Joseph continued his Chiropractic business for ten years during which time he married his wife Phyllis G.( Waldron) McInnis. They later moved to Woburn where Joseph took a position as a machinist at the Reese Folding Company, a position he held for twenty-five years.

First residing in the Hammond Square section and then the Central Square section where they have made their home for the past twenty-three years , he and his wife dedicated themselves to raising their seven children. They were preparing to celebrate their fifty-third wedding anniversary in a few weeks.

Joseph was truly a family man and was constantly surrounded by his children, their neighborhood playmates and in later years his grandchildren. In addition to his family, he loved to garden, enjoyed bowling and was an excellent dancer. He also loved working with his hands and had a true talent for fixing things. Joseph was a member of the Woburn Elks, the American Legion Post and the VFW Post.

Joseph was predeceased by his son, Steven P. McInnis, his sisters, Ann Shaughnessy and Althea Mahoney. He is survived by his wife Phyllis G. (Waldron) McInnis, his children Michael J. McInnis and his wife Diane of Wilmington, Claire E. Doherty and her husband Paul, Paul D. McInnis and his wife Debra, Joanne Brosca and her husband Stephen, Kevin A. McInnis, Lisa M. Wachendorf and her husband Jack, all of Woburn, his sister Catherine Guisseppe of Woburn and his grandchildren, Luke, Steven, Jason, Kristin, Katie, Lee Rose, Sara, Patrick, Alicia, Kelley, Danny, Jaclyn, Jennifer, Melisa, Kevin and Joey.

.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 22nd, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, in the lower chapel, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment is private. Donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Paul J. Harvey

Paul J. Harvey, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. The husband of Debbie (McCarthy), he was 50 years old. Born and raised in Arlington he is the son of Louise (Kilroy) and James Harvey of Arlington. Paul graduated Matignon High School with the class of 1971. He continued his education at Boston State College where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in education. Paul taught grammar school for a number of years in Arlington before joining the MA Department of Communities and Development where he worked as a Sr. Technical Field Representative before his illness.

Paul was active in the Arlington Knights of Columbus, he enjoyed golf and volunteering for different charities, and he especially enjoyed playing Santa at family gatherings,

Along with his wife Debbie, he is survived by his children, David, Kim and Kelly. His mother and father Louise and James Harvey, His two sisters Kathleen Coombes, Janet Rogers and her husband Mike, his brother Christopher Harvey and his wife Christine. His mother and father in law Gerry and James McCarthy. Also nine nephews.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9 AM. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the Harvey Family Fund, 153 Mountain Ave, Arlington, MA 02474. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 21st, from 4 thru 8.


October 21, 2003

Charlotte M. (O'Brien) Fitzpatrick

Photo of Charlotte M. (O'Brien) FitzpatrickFitzpatrick – in Woburn, Tuesday, October 21st, Charlotte M. (O’Brien), beloved wife of the late Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. Devoted mother of Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Jr. and his wife Joan of Burlington and Katherine Wirtanen and her husband Walter of Nashua, NH. Dear sister of the late Mary Malone. Loving grandmother of Erin and Kate Fitzpatrick and Clayton and Charlotte Wirtanen.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 24th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Charlotte’s memory to the Minuteman Senior Services, 24 Third Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803.

OBITUARY:

Charlotte M. (O’Brien) Fitzpatrick, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Tuesday morning, October 21st at the Lahey Medical Center. The beloved wife of the late Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. she was eighty-four years of age. Born in Medford, Charlotte was the daughter of the late George and Kathryn O’Brien. Raised and educated in Medford, Charlotte was a graduate of Medford High School.

In 1942, Charlotte married her husband, Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and they were dedicated to each other for fifty-eight years before his death in March, 2000. Woburn was where they raised their two children and made their home for over fifty years.

In addition to being a dedicated mother, Charlotte worked at Sylvania for a brief period and then at the Old Colony Shade Company in Woburn for many years before her retirement in 1975. In later years, Charlotte has enjoyed spending time with her loving grandchildren.

Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and her sister Mary Malone. She is survived by her children, Edward W. Fitzpatrick, Jr. and his wife Joan of Burlington and Katherine Wirtanen and her husband Walter of Nashua, NH, her grandchildren, Erin and Kate Fitzpatrick and Clayton and Charlotte Wirtanen.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 24th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Charlotte’s memory to the Minuteman Senior Services, 24 Third Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803.


October 22, 2003

Peter Papulis

Peter Papulis, 84, a longtime resident of Stoneham, passed away at the Winchester Hospital after a short illness on Wednesday, October 22.  He was the husband of Helen E. (Orfenides) Papulis.  Mr. Papulis was born in Chicopee Falls.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart. 

Peter was a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.  He worked for many years at Middlesex Drug in Stoneham, where he was known as “Mr. P” to his customers.  He then worked for several years at the Silver Lake Pharmacy in Wilmington, until his retirement in 1995.  Peter was a Member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn, and had served for a time on the Parish Council.  He was a long time member of the Chicago Playing Card Collectors Club.  He was known to all as a loving and devoted family man. 

In addition to his wife Helen, he is also survived by two sons, George Papulis of Waltham and Douglas Papulis of St. Louis, Missouri; one daughter, Anne Tonya Lukakis of South Hadley; and six grandchildren, Alex, Peter, George, Sabrina, Sophia, and Danielle.  He is also survived by one brother, Angelo Papulis of Chelmsford; and three sisters in law, Areti Papulis of Chelmsford, Jane Pappas of Stoneham, and Frances McDermott of Norwood. 

A funeral service was held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn on Saturday, October 25.  Burial took place at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Lois Marie (Brady) O'Donnell

Photo of Lois Marie (Brady) O'DonnellO’Donnell – in Woburn, Wednesday, October 22nd, Lois Marie (Brady). Devoted mother of James S. O’Donnell and his wife Nina of Woburn. Dear sister of John Brady, Richard Brady and the late Joan Randlett. Loving grandmother of Alicia and Katherine O’Donnell.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Lois’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Lois Marie (Brady) O’Donnell, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 22nd at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn. The daughter of the late John and Mary (Doyle) Brady, she was sixty-eight years of age. Educated in the Woburn Public Schools, Lois was a graduate of Woburn High School class of 1953. In 1955 Lois took a position as supervisor at Lubberman & Mutual Insurance Agency in Boston.

She continued to work until her marriage to James K. O’Donnell, Jr. in 1959. Lois chose to dedicate herself to her husband and son ,James. In later years, she especially loved spending her time with her granddaughters, Alicia and Katherine, who were her pride and joy.

A true “people person”, with a terrific sense of humor, Lois was loved by all those who knew her. She was very active at the Senior Residence on Warren Avenue and was always ready to help those in need. In her leisure she enjoyed reading a good book.

Lois was predeceased by her sister, Joan Randlett. She is survived by her son, James S. O’Donnell and his wife Nina of Woburn, her brothers, John Brady, Richard Brady and her cherished granddaughters, Alicia and Katherine.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m.  Donations may be made in Lois’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


October 23, 2003

Kenneth J. Garvey

Photo of Kenneth J. GarveyGarvey – in Woburn, Thursday October 23rd, Kenneth J. beloved husband of the late Ruth (Nixon) Garvey. Devoted father of Daniel W. Garvey and his wife Wanda of GA, Robbie Garvey and his wife Rhonda of Woburn, Richard Garvey of Boston, Bruce Garvey of Woburn and the late Kenneth “Butch” Garvey and Ellen Garvey. Dear brother of Eleanor Crowley, Helen O’Reilly, Dottie Schmitz and the late Barbara Lapper, Shirley Ryan, Marion, John and William Garvey. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 27th at 10 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Kenneth J. Garvey, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away Thursday, October 23rd at his home. The beloved husband of the late Ruth (Nixon) Garvey, he was eighty-one years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late John and Nelli (Deveau) Garvey. Educated in the Woburn Public Schools, Kenneth was a graduate of Woburn High School.

After graduating, Kenneth served in the Army during WWII . After completing his military service, he worked at Jaquith's in Woburn. He later took a position as a tanner at Beggs & Cobbs and eventually at Riley’s Tannery until his retirement. Kenneth and his wife Ruth made their home in the South End where their raised their six children.

For a couple of years, he and his wife lived in Georgia before returning to North Woburn to be with their family. Kenneth was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox. In his leisure he participated in bowling and bingo. He was a member of the VFW Post 543 in Woburn.

Kenneth was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Nixon) Garvey, his son Kenneth “Butch” Garvey, his daughter Ellen Garvey, his brothers, John and William Garvey and his sisters Barbara Lapper, Shirley Ryan and Marion Garvey. 

He is survived by his children, Daniel W. Garvey and his wife Wanda of GA, Robbie Garvey and his wife Rhonda of Woburn, Richard Garvey of Boston, Bruce Garvey of Woburn, his sisters Eleanor Crowley, Helen O’Reilly and Dottie Schmitz, his grandchildren Daniel, Michael, John, Brad, Adam and Brianna and his great grandchildren John, Hunter, Braelyn, Adam, Andrew and Brady.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated this morning in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, October 27th. Arrangements were handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the Minuteman Senior Services, 24 third Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803.


October 25, 2003

Allan W. Higgins

Allan W. Higgins, a former longtime resident of Woburn passed away at the Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell after a long illness, on Saturday Morning, October 25.  He was 75 years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Leroy, and the late Harriett (Hensby) Higgins, and the husband of the late Isabel L. (Patterson) Higgins who died in 1994. 

Mr. Higgins was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  He had worked for New England Telephone for over 35 years, retiring as a Manager in 1985.  A former longtime resident of Woburn, Allan also resided for a time in Kingston, New Hampshire, and Barefoot Bay, Florida, and most recently in Billerica and Tewksbury.  Allan was a member of the Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge in Woburn, the Scottish Rite, and also the Order of Eastern Star.  He was a member and Past President of the Merrimac Valley Shrine Club.  Allan was a Shriner, and belonged to the Azan Temple Shriners in Florida.  He was a singer, and loved to play the organ.  Allan served as the Director of Chanters for the Aleppo Temple Shriners in Wilmington, and later held the same position for the Azan Temple Shriners in Florida.  He also served as soloist at the First Church in Malden for 21 years. 

In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by one sister, the late Norma Adams.  He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Darby and her husband John of Woburn, and Ellen Money and her husband Karl of Tewksbury; two sons, Robert Higgins and his wife Susan of Derry, NH, and Richard Higgins and his wife Leslie of Loudon, NH.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jay and Todd Higgins of Woburn; Jennifer, Michael and his wife Lindsey, and Kimberly Money all of Tewksbury; Maureen and Kathleen Higgins of Loudon, NH; one great granddaughter, Alexis Money of Tewksbury; and one brother, Herbert Higgins of North Ft. Myers, FL. 

A funeral service will be held at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St. (Rt.38), North Woburn on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9.  Burial will be private.  Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Burns Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


October 26, 2003

Charles R. Nelson, Jr.

Charles R. Nelson Jr., a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 26.  He was 53 years of age.  Born in Melrose, he was the son of Lillith B. (Bennett) Nelson of Woburn, and the late Charles R. Nelson Sr.  Charlie was a 1968 graduate of Woburn High School.  He attended Utica College in New York, and earned a B.S. in Business from Suffolk University.  He was involved with the family business, Nelson & Power, Inc. of Woburn.  He was an avid golfer, landscaper and dog lover.  He enjoyed music and sharing it with others. 

In addition to his mother, he is also survived by one son, Kristopher Nelson of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Ann Hasting and her husband Alan of Fountain Hills, AZ, Susan Trottier and her husband Robert of North Adams, and Elizabeth Tomaino and her husband Frederick of Gloucester; and two brothers, Stephen Nelson of Chelsea, and Richard Nelson and his wife Cynthia of Woburn.  He enjoyed being an uncle and will be sadly missed by his niece and nephews, Mathew Trottier of Sutton, Ashley and Eric Nelson of Woburn, and Nicholas, Alex, and Michael Tomaino of Gloucester; and one great nephew, Ryan Trottier of Sutton. 

A graveside service will be held at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake St., Peabody on Wednesday, October 29 at 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

Carl E. "Eric" Stenquist

Photo of Carl E. CARL E. "ERIC" STENQUIST – in Billerica, Sunday, October 26th, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Crawford) Stenquist. Devoted father of Carl E. Stenquist Jr. and his wife Marjorie of NY, Robert J. Stenquist and his wife Maryanne and David G. Stenquist and his wife Paula all of Woburn. Dear brother of Alice Lindsay of Michigan and the late Robert, Harold, and Kenneth Stenquist and Edie Adams. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren: Tiffany, Jason, Shawn, Robbie, Freddie, Julie, Rebecca, David, Bryan, and Corey. Also survived by five great-grandsons.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 31st at 11 a.m., with Rev. Marilyn Robb of the United Methodist Church of Woburn officiating. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Eric’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Late Army Air Corps veteran, WW II.

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Services will be held Friday, October 31st, for Carl E. "Eric" Stenquist of Billerica, who passed away late Sunday at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Husband of the late Elizabeth (Crawford) Stenquist, he was 86 years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Carl and Nanny (Pearson) Stenquist. He was raised in Woburn and Natick, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He moved with his family from Woburn to Billerica in 1958. He worked as a self-employed greenhouse builder all over New England. Over the years he subcontracted for Lord & Burnham, Spence Farm, and Johnson Roses.

He was very active in earlier years with the Boy Scouts in Billerica, both when his sons were young and continuing afterward. He held membership in the Vikings as well as the Masons Mount Horeb Lodge in Woburn for many years.  His family was most important to him, and his hobbies included golf and bowling.

In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Harold, and Kenneth Stenquist, and a sister, Edie Adams.  Surviving are three sons, Carl E. Stenquist, Jr., and his wife Marjorie of New York, and Robert J. Stenquist and his wife Maryanne, and David G. Stenquist and his wife Paula, all of Woburn, and a sister, Alice Lindsay of Michigan.

He was also the loving grandfather of ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Jason, Shawn, Robbie, Freddie, Julie, Rebecca, David, Bryan, and Corey, and five great-grandsons.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 31st, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment is private. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Eric's memory to the charity of one's choice.

 

Catherine E. (Lewis) Mortensen

Photo of Catherine E. (Lewis) MortensenCATHERINE E. (LEWIS) MORTENSEN – in Burlington, Sunday, October 26th, beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Mortensen. Devoted mother of Marlene O’Keefe of Billerica, Marilyn Callahan of Burlington and the late Lorraine Mortensen. Dear sister of the late John Alves. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 30th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Four Corners at 10 a.m. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.

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Catherine E. (Lewis) Mortensen, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away quietly on Sunday, October 26th. The beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Mortensen, she was ninety years of age. Born in East Boston, Catherine was the daughter of the late Gaspar and Mary (Perry) Lewis. She was raised in Gloucester and educated in the Gloucester Public Schools. In 1930, “Catrina” as she was affectionately known by her family, married her late husband Arthur W. Mortensen. They lived in Malden for a period of time before moving to Somerville where they raised their three daughters. They eventually moved to Burlington where they made their home for over forty years.

Catherine was a devoted mother and her family was always her first priority. After her daughters were grown, she worked at the Peking Restaurant, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, for many years. She was a lover of animals and sports, especially the Boston Red Sox.

In addition to her husband Arthur, who passed away in 1988, Catherine was predeceased by her daughter, Lorraine Mortensen, and her brother John Alves. She is survived by her daughters Marlene O’Keefe of Billerica and Marilyn Callahan of Burlington, her grandchildren, Kevin Merritt of NH, Karen Callahan of NC, Keith Merritt of IN, Kelly Longo of Billerica, Tracy O’Keefe of Billerica, and Michael O’Keefe of Salem. Also surviving are thirteen loving great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 30th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10 a.m.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.

 

Alfred J. "Joe" Nowell Sr.

Photo of Alfred  J. ALFRED J. "JOE" NOWELL, SR. – in Woburn, Sunday, October 26th. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude M. (Casey) Nowell. Devoted father of Alfred J. Nowell, Jr. and his wife Susan of North Andover, Mary Ellen Monis and her husband Steven of Brookline, James S. Nowell and his wife Paula, Barbara J. Verdolino and her husband James, and Elizabeth A. Nowell, all of Woburn, Mark Nowell and his wife Sandy of Billerica, Kevin T. Nowell and his wife Marybeth of Roslindale, Louise Nowell of Boston, and the late John J. Nowell and David V .E. Nowell. Also survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Nowell of Stoneham, a brother John F. Nowell, three sisters, Margaret Kennedy, Marion Callahan and Ann MacMillan, all of Winchester, and the late James Nowell. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren: William, Michael, and Elizabeth Monis, and Bryan, Allen, Michelle, and Stephen Nowell.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 30th, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester, at 11. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

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Alfred J. Nowell, Sr., a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Sunday, October 26th, at the Boston Medical Center. The beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Casey) Nowell, he was seventy-three years of age.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late Roy and Jesse (McKinnon) Nowell. “Joe” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was raised in Winchester and graduated from Winchester High School. After graduating, Joe was employed fulltime at the Converse Market in Winchester. Converse Market changed to Purity Supreme and later became Stop & Shop. Throughout these changes, he rose to the position of manager and was very well known in the community. Joe retired in the early 90’s after forty-six years of service.

In addition to his career, Joe was dedicated to his children and more recently his grandchildren. He could often be found in the yard as he loved to garden with his dog “Nikki” at his side. An avid traveler, he and his wife loved to travel to destinations such as Hawaii, Florida and Bermuda, where they visited for many consecutive years.

During the summer months, Joe and his family visited Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. In his quiet moments, he loved the challenge of a crossword or reading a good book.

In addition to his wife Gertrude who passed away in 1994, he was predeceased by two sons, John J. Nowell and David V .E. Nowell.

He is survived by his children, Alfred J. Nowell Jr. and his wife Susan of North Andover, Mary Ellen Monis and her husband Steven of Brookline, James S. Nowell and his wife Paula, Barbara J. Verdolino and her husband James, and Elizabeth A. Nowell, all of Woburn, Mark Nowell and his wife Sandy of Billerica, Kevin T. Nowell and his wife Marybeth of Roslindale, and Louise Nowell of Boston. He was also the father-in-law of Kathy Nowell of Stoneham.

Also surviving are a brother, John F. Nowell, and three sisters, Margaret Kennedy, Marion Callahan and Ann MacMillan all of Winchester, his grandchildren, William, Michael and Elizabeth Monis, Bryan, Allen, Michelle, and Stephen Nowell.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 30th at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Alfred’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


October 28, 2003

Elizabeth K. Flaherty

Miss Elizabeth K. Flaherty, age 88, passed away Tuesday following a brief illness. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Julia and Martin Flaherty. Elizabeth was a life long resident of Woburn, she worked for over forty years as a nurse. She worked at the Mass. General Hospital for over twenty-five years. Elizabeth was extremely dedicated to her work as a nurse, but was also very busy during WWII volunteering and working to help the war effort here on the home front. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to Hospice Care Inc. 41 Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180.

In addition to her late parents Elizabeth is preceded in death by her sister Mary Maguire. She is survived by four sisters; Julia Mantere and Gladys Callahan of Woburn, Doris Matta of Medford, Theresa Gately also of Woburn and two brothers, Albert Flaherty of Burlington and Leo Flaherty of Everett. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Thursday at 8 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn, at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.


October 30, 2003

Anna M. (Bezanson) Frotton

ANNA M. (BEZANSON) FROTTON - in Woburn, October 30th. Beloved wife of the late George E. Frotton. Devoted mother of Virginia A. O'Doherty of Woburn and her husband John L., and the late George E. Frotton, Jr. Dear mother-in-law of Patricia Frotton of Tewksbury. Sister of the late Mildred Deaton, Gertrude Caldwell, and Marguerite Butler. Loving grandmother of Deborah Doyle and her husband James of Woburn, Neil O'Doherty and his wife April of Jeffersonville, Vermont, Scott Frotton and his wife Tammy of Dracut, Dennis, William, and Chris Frotton, all of Tewksbury, and Stephen Frotton and his wife Christine of Amesbury. Also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren and a devoted family friend, Karen Peters of Reading.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, November 1st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 9:45. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Anna M. Frotton of Woburn passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington Thursday morning, October 30th, at the age of ninety-two. She was the beloved wife of the late George E. Frotton, Sr., who died eight years ago. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie (Gilgun) Bezanson. She attended St. Charles Elementary and High School.

For most of her life she resided in Woburn, except for early in her marriage when she lived with her family in Winchester. She was a communicant of St. Barbara’s Church and a member of the Woburn Senior Citizens. Her family was her priority in life, and she was devoted to each of them. In more recent years she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband George, she was preceded in death by her son, George E. Frotton, Jr., who died in 1998, and three sisters, Mildred Deaton, Gertrude Caldwell, and Marguerite Butler. Surviving are her daughter, Virginia A. O'Doherty of Woburn and her husband John L., her daughter-in-law, Patricia Frotton of Tewksbury, seven grandchildren, Deborah Doyle and her husband James of Woburn, Neil O'Doherty and his wife April of Jeffersonville, Vermont, Scott Frotton and his wife Tammy of Dracut, Dennis, William, and Chris Frotton, all of Tewksbury, and Stephen Frotton and his wife Christine of Amesbury. She is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren and a devoted family friend, Karen Peters of Reading.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, November 1st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 9:45. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., prior to the mass.


November 2, 2003

Eleanor M. (Taft) Casey

CASEY, ELEANOR M. (TAFT) - in Woburn, November 2nd. Beloved wife of the late William H. Casey. Devoted mother of William E. Casey of Woburn, Dennis M. Casey and Janice M. Vitale, both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Donald B. Casey of Billerica, Barbara A. McInerny of Woburn, and the late Stephen T. Casey. Sister of Gladys Taft of Milford. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, November 4th, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cedar Street, Milford. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

OBITUARY:

Eleanor M. Casey, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away early Sunday morning, November 2nd, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following a long illness. The wife of the late William H. Casey, who died in 1984, she was seventy-seven years of age. Born and raised in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Gladys (Bruce) Taft. She attended schools in Upton and had made her home in Woburn since 1957.

"Ellie", as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was devoted to her family and particularly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in recent years.

In addition to her husband William, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen T. Casey. Surviving are five children: William E. Casey of Woburn, Dennis M. Casey and Janice M. Vitale, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Donald B. Casey of Billerica, and Barbara A. McInerny of Woburn, and a sister, Gladys Taft of Milford. She was also the loving grandmother of twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, November 4th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cedar Street, Milford. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.


November 3, 2003

David J. Dwyer

Photo of David J. DwyerDwyer, David J. – Age 42, in Woburn, November 3rd, son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Brown) Dwyer. Longtime companion of Gail Lanza of Woburn. Dear brother of Paul E. Dwyer and his wife Beth of Woburn, Joseph P. Dwyer of N. Reading, Joanne McDonald of Gloucester, and Diane M. Reidy and her husband Charles and Jeanne M. McElhinney and her husband Paul, all of Chelmsford. Also survived by twelve nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 6th in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment is private. Donations may be made in David’s memory to the American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter, 88 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461.

OBITUARY:

David J. Dwyer of Woburn, 42, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Monday, November 3rd, following a long illness. He was the loving companion of Gail Lanza of Woburn. Born in Medford, son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Brown) Dwyer, he was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1979. Following high school he worked at Tighe Trucking, and later in the construction and landscaping fields. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Throughout the years he enjoyed going to the beach and spending time outdoors. A big sports fan, he enjoyed watching football, baseball, and hockey.

In addition to his longtime companion, Gail Lanza of Woburn, he leaves two brothers, Paul E. Dwyer and his wife Beth of Woburn, and Joseph P. Dwyer of N. Reading, three sisters, Joanne McDonald of Gloucester, and Diane M. Reidy and her husband Charles and Jeanne M. McElhinney and her husband Paul, all of Chelmsford. Also surviving are twelve nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 6th in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment is private. Donations may be made in David’s memory to the American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter, 88 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461.


November 6, 2003

Samuel Calixto

Photo of Samuel CalixtoCalixto – in Woburn, November 6th, Samuel, age 43, beloved father of Samuel Xavier Calixto of Woburn and Samuel Espel LeBrun of Lawrence, Jacy Lauren Stangus of Salem and Jillian Leigh Calixto of Malden. Devoted son of Espel Calixto and Benita Sanchez, both of Woburn. Dear brother of Andres Martinez, Carlos Calixto, Sandra Montanez, Nancy Ramos, and Espel Calixto, all of Woburn, Albert Calixto of Lawrence, and Miriam Calixto of Malden. Loving grandfather of Maryssa Reynolds and Richard Reynolds. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, November 10th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Samuel Calixto of Woburn passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Thursday, November 6th, following a long illness. He was born in Puerto Rico, son of Espel Calixto and Benita Sanchez, who now live in Woburn. He moved to Woburn with his family at an early age and attended Woburn schools.

For a number of years he worked for Western Electric. In addition to his family, to whom he was devoted, he enjoyed cars, wrestling, dancing, and sweets.

In addition to his parents, Espel Calixto and Benita Sanchez, both of Woburn, he leaves four children, Samuel Xavier Calixto of Woburn and Samuel Espel LeBrun of Lawrence, Jacy Lauren Stangus of Salem and Jillian Leigh Calixto of Malden. He was the husband of twenty-five years of Joann Mary Stankus of Woburn.

He was also the dear brother of Andres Martinez, Carlos Calixto, Sandra Montanez, Nancy Ramos, and Espel Calixto, all of Woburn, Albert Calixto of Lawrence, and Miriam Calixto of Malden, and loving grandfather of Maryssa Reynolds and Richard Reynolds. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, November 10th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.


November 8, 2003

Neal E. Hasenstab

Neal E. Hasenstab, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8.  He was 64 years of age.  Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the son of the late Raymond, and the late Lorane (Hill) Hasenstab; and the husband of Jean M. (Newell) Hasenstab. 

Mr. Hasenstab was a graduate of Boston College, and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk Law School.  He worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, and later went into Private Law Practice, retiring in 1997. 

In addition to his wife Jean, he is survived by two sons, Craig M. Hasenstab and his wife Joanne Harritos of Randolph; and Eric S. Hasenstab and his wife Natalie of Methuen; and one daughter, Denise M. Comeau and her husband John of Billerica.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy and Christopher Comeau of Billerica; and Katelyn and Justin Hasenstab of Methuen; one brother Robert Hasenstab of LaQuinta, CA; and one sister, Sherl Wheeler of Deer Park, Illinois.  Private services were held this week.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


November 12, 2003

Rita M. (O'Brien) Shaughnessy

Photo of Rita M. (O'Brien) ShaughnessyRITA M. (O'BRIEN) SHAUGHNESSY – in Woburn, November 12th. Beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Shaughnessy. Devoted mother of Patrick “W. Shaughnessy and Catherine B. “Midge” Shaughnessy, both of Woburn, and the late Maura S. Shaughnessy Drawbaugh. Dear sister of Kay Hogan and her husband Fran and Pete O’Brien, all of Woburn, and the late Daniel and Fred O’Brien and Margaret Gillespie. Loving grandmother of Patrick W., Jr. and Matthew D. Shaughnessy and Thomas E. Drawbaugh.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, November 15th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801, or to N.E. Metro Vocational School Scholarship Fund, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Rita M. (O’Brien) Shaughnessy, wife of the late Thomas A. Shaughnessy, passed away Wednesday, November 12th, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Shaughnessy, a longtime resident of Scott Street, was at home surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. The beloved daughter of John and Catherine (Gillespie) O’Brien, she was a lifelong resident of the Hammond Square section of Woburn.

She was a graduate of the Woburn High School Class of 1940, and worked 37 years as a keypunch operator for the Boston and Maine Railroad. During her retirement, Mrs. Shaughnessy enjoyed afternoon lunches with friends and caring for her family, particularly her grandchildren. She was also a lifelong and faithful communicant of St. Charles Parish.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shaughnessy was preceded in death by her daughter, Maura Shaughnessy Drawbaugh of Tallahassee, Florida. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Dan O’Brien, Freddie O’Brien, and sisters, Margaret Gillespie and Helen O’Brien.

Mrs. Shaughnessy is survived by her son, Patrick W. Shaughnessy of Woburn; daughter, Catherine “Midge” Shaughnessy of Woburn; grandchildren, Patrick W. Shaughnessy Jr. and Matthew D. Shaughnessy, both of Woburn, and Thomas E. Drawbaugh of Tallahassee, Fla.; brother, Pete O’Brien of Woburn; sister, Kay Hogan and her husband, Fran, of Woburn; sister-in-law and dear friend Betty Shaughnessy of Lexington, brothers-in-law Henry Shaughnessy and John Shaughnessy, of Woburn, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, November 15th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in Mrs. Shaughnessy’s memory may be made to the St. Charles Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the Northeast Vocational School Scholarship Fund, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, MA 01880.


November 15, 2003

Mary G. Harkins

Harkins, Mary G. – of Woburn, November 15, Age 97, beloved sister of the late Ruth Pearson, Louise Dunlea, Bernard, Walter, William and Ralph Harkins. Mary is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, November 18, at 9:30 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn, (lower church) at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Mary G. Harkins, passed away at Woodbriar Nursing Home of Wilmington on Saturday morning following a recent illness, the daughter of the late Catherine (Rooney) and Bernard J. Harkins she was ninety-seven years old.

Born and raised in Woburn she was a graduate of Woburn High School, and worked for many years at F. W. Woolworth in Woburn Square she later worked for the family owned Harkins Taxi Service, after her retirement she enjoyed traveling and being with her family. She was devoted to her family and church and active with the Catholic Daughter's until recently.

Surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.  Mary was preceded in death by two sisters; Ruth Pearson and Louise Dunlea, four brothers; Bernard, Walter, William and Ralph Harkins.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, November 18, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn, (lower chapel) at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assoc., 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

 

J. Kevin Lanpher

J. Kevin Lanpher, 50, a lifelong Woburn resident, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at his home.  He was born and raised in Woburn, the son of John K. Lanpher of Stoneham, and the late Elizabeth A. (Ginivan) Lanpher.

Mr. Lanpher was employed as a Union pipe fitter for many years.  He was a former member of the Woburn Elks, and a member of the South End Italian Club.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two daughters, Ashley Lanpher and Jacqueline Griswold, both of Wilmington; three sisters, Dr. Kathleen Wagschal and her husband, Dr. Peter Wagschal in California, Maureen Thorne and her husband, Robert, of Reading, and Denise Elias and her husband, Michael, of Burlington; four nieces and three nephews.

A funeral was held Nov. 19, from the P. J. Cox Funeral Home in Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.


November 16, 2003

James F. Donovan

Photo of James F.  DonovanJAMES F. DONOVAN - of Woburn, in The Villages, Florida, November 16th. Beloved husband of Barbara A. (Talbot) Donovan. Devoted father of Stephen J. Donovan and his wife Molly of Thetford, Vermont, Michael R. Donovan and his wife Maria Fernandez Donovan of Lynnfield, Cheryl A. Donovan-Hunt, M.D. and her husband Andrew Hunt, M.D. of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and Tracy A. Young and her husband John C. Young of Londonderry, New Hampshire. Dear son-in-law of Gertrude Talbot of The Villages, Florida. Brother of the late Joan Ferrini. Loving grandfather of Matthew & Abigail Donovan, Alexandra & Brent Donovan, Maggie & Samuel Hunt, and Jonathan & Brianna Young.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, November 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

OBITUARY:

James F. Donovan, a well-known resident of Woburn, passed away in The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida on Sunday, November 16th. The husband of Barbara A. (Talbot) Donovan for forty-one years, he was sixty-three years of age. Born and raised in Dorchester, he was the son of the late James T. and Helen (Guth) Donovan. He attended Boston Latin High School and then graduated from Braintree High School with the Class of 1959, after his family moved to Braintree.

Mr. Donovan then enlisted in the Marine Corps and spent four years in active duty and two years in the Marine Corps Reserves.

He spent most of his professional career at Data Associates, a fledgling printing and business forms company he joined at the ground level thirty years ago. He retired as General Manager in 2002 after helping the company enjoy tremendous growth.

He and his family had made their home In Woburn for thirty-eight years, first on Arlington Road and later in East Woburn. He and his wife had recently retired to The Villages in Florida, north of Orlando.

Mr. Donovan was very active in local youth sports. For many years he was active as a board member and eventually served as president of Woburn Youth Hockey. He was instrumental in the process of transferring ownership of the O’Brien Ice Rink from the City of Woburn to the Woburn Youth Hockey organization some years ago. Through WYH he helped start up the Bingo program at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, and served as a Bingo caller for fifteen years.

He volunteered as a girls softball coach for many years through Woburn Little League, and was a founding member and past President of Woburn’s Irish-American Club.

His priority in life was his family, and he was particularly devoted to his grandchildren. For many years he enjoyed vacationing with his children and grandchildren at Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire. His hobbies included photography and golf.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Joan Ferrini. In addition to his wife Barbara, he leaves two sons, Stephen J. Donovan and his wife Molly of Thetford, Vermont, and Michael R. Donovan and his wife Maria Fernandez Donovan of Lynnfield, two daughters, Cheryl A. Donovan-Hunt, M.D. and her husband Andrew Hunt, M.D. of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and Tracy A. Young and her husband John C. Young of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

He also leaves his mother-in-law, Gertrude Talbot of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Woburn, and eight beloved grandchildren: Matthew and Abigail Donovan, Alexandra and Brent Donovan, Maggie & Samuel Hunt, and Jonathan and Brianna Young.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, November 21st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.


November 17, 2003

Jane Ellen Gourlis

Jane Ellen Gourlis, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Monday evening , November 17, following a lengthy illness and a valiant struggle, the wife of Charles P. Gourlis Sr., she was fifty-six years old.

Born in Malden she was the daughter of the late Edna (Nugent) and James T. McCarthy, Jane was a 1965 graduate of Burlington High School, and a 1969 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She completed her Master's of Education in 2002, An elementary school teacher in the Billerica public school system for the past thirty-four years, Jane spent her last twenty-five teaching years at the Dutile Elementary School on Treble Cove Rd. Jane also coached the girls elementary school basketball program.

In addition to shaping so many lives in the classroom, Jane created a wonderful family with her husband, raising three children in their twenties and was a instrumental caregiver for her mother and aunt.

Jane was a devout parishioner at St. Charles Borremeo Church, she is survived by her husband Charles Sr., her two daughters Elena and Elizabeth Gourlis and her son Charles P. Jr., a sister Mary Leone and a brother Patrick McCarthy.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Friday, September 21, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Borremeo Church at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20, from 5 thru 8.  In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be sent in Jane's memory to the Dutile School Scholarship Fund, c/o Dutile School Treble Cove Rd., Billerica, MA 01821.


November 18, 2003

Winifred K. Quinn

Photo of Winifred K. QuinnWINIFRED K. QUINN – in Woburn, November 18th, age 91, daughter of the late Martin M. and Winifred (McNulty) Quinn. Dear sister of the late Ann M. Buck of Arlington. Loving aunt of Virginia A. Myers and her family of Winchester, and David C. Buck and his family of Arlington. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Alton Buck of Arlington, as well as several grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 20th, at 9 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Winifred’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, c/o Rectory, 1004 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Winifred K. Quinn, a resident of Woburn’s South End for most of her life, passed away in Winchester on Tuesday, November 18th, at the age of ninety-one. She was the daughter of the late Martin M. and Winifred (McNulty) Quinn. Born in Medford, she grew up in Woburn and attended Woburn schools. She graduated from Woburn High School and Burdett College.

For many years she was employed by Malden Motor Parts as a bookkeeper.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Ann M. Buck.  Surviving are her niece, Virginia A. Myers and her family of Winchester, and her nephew, David C. Buck and his family of Arlington. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Alton Buck of Arlington, as well as several grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 20th, at 9 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. There are no calling hours.  Donations may be made in Winifred’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, c/o Rectory, 1004 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.


November 19, 2003

Carl J. Torrice

Photo of Carl J. TorriceCARL J. TORRICE - in Woburn, November 19th, beloved husband of the late Virginia G. "Jen" (Brown) Torrice. Devoted father of George A. Torrice and his wife Janice of Merrimack, NH, Carl J. Torrice, Jr. and his wife Margaret of Chelmsford, Carole A. Torrice of Woburn, and the late Mary and John Torrice. Dear brother of Sam and John Torrice, Ann Ridge and Grace Langill, all of Woburn, Mary Beauchamp of Colorado, Ann LaCasse of Brighton, Kathleen Currier of Stoneham, and the late Joseph Torrice. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, November 22nd, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Carl's memory to the Torrice Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank & Trust, 215 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


OBITUARY:  


Carl J. Torrice, 86, who championed the very best for Woburn children in their school system and on the field of sport, died at Winchester Nursing Center, Wednesday night.  A life-long resident of Woburn, he was the son of the late Anthony and Grace (Rizzo) Torrice. He was a graduate of Woburn High, and was a self-employed mason, retiring about five years ago.  Torrice was a giant figure on the education and sports scene in Woburn for more than half a century.

A lifelong Woburnite, he was born in Woburn in 1917 and graduated from Woburn High in 1937. He went on to Wentworth Institute and was employed in the construction trades all his life.

He was named to the Woburn Recreation Commission in 1956 and was elected to the Woburn School Committee for the first time in 1960. He served 34 years on the School Committee and 37 on the Recreation Commission.  He served the on the School Committee and the Recreation Commission through his retirement in 1993. At that time, city officials and the public alike honored Torrice's decades of service at a tribute held at the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

Along the way, Torrice had a tremendous impact on the community, especially on the children. "I'm for the kids" would be his calling card and answer to questions throughout this period.

In February 1978, the Torrice Gym at Woburn High was named in his honor. Over the course of several decades, Torrice was instrumental in running senior athletics banquets, where every senior was given an award. He established a program to have all all-scholastics' portraits displayed prominently around the foyer of the Torrice Gymnasium.

The extent of his dedication to the youth of the city is legendary. In addition to the School Committee and Recreation Commission, he was the coordinator of the Woburn Lodge of Elks Youth Committee and was instrumental in many youth programs at the Goodyear School in East Woburn, as well as the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Youth Organization.

The list of accolades for his efforts is long. He received such awards as one from the Kiwanis Key Club at Woburn High and was in recent years admitted to the Channel 5 Good Sports Hall of Fame. His work with youth was recognized by the Teachers' Association with its KIDS Award for his "Kindness, Interest, Dedication and Service" to the youth of the city."

In 1978, the governor and House of Representatives recognized his efforts at the time of the Torrice Gym dedication, "for his distinguished service and tireless efforts over the years."

Torrice's first tenure on the School Committee from 1960 to 1993 covered a period of a historic growth in school buildings, and expansion of the staff and curriculum in the Woburn schools. He retired briefly in 1993 to spend winters in Florida, but was back four years later running for, and regaining, a seat on the School Committee. His second tenure lasted from 1997-2001, when he was narrowly defeated for re-election that November.

In his later years, he enjoyed his re-election to the school committee and, even after his second retirement, attended many, many school and civic functions. He could be seen regularly at school athletic events such as basketball, football and soccer games and many times invited to travel with teams on the team bus to their away games.

In addition, Torrice was also elected to be a life member of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. In his School Committee work, Torrice was often outspoken and vibrant, with a hands-on approach. He would willingly put in the extra time to check out a construction project or other school project to keep up-to-date on the issues at hand. He was also a major proponent in the 1990s to get counseling for elementary students.

During his time on the School Committee, he also served stints as chairman.

In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, he was involved with Little League, Pop Warner, Cub Scouts and the Ward 5 Betterment Association in East Woburn. He was a long-time member of the Goodyear PTA, including being president for two years and president of the PTA Council - an event that piqued his interest in the education of the children of city of Woburn.

In 1993 on leaving the school committee the first time, he reflected: "Back 50 years ago, I pledged to dedicate my life to the youth of the city of Woburn."

In a bid for re-election to the School Committee during his second tenure on the committee, from 1997-2001, he noted, "During many years of service, I have had the opportunity to make many friends and acquaint myself with the concerns of the youth and their parents. I have also worked with some fine teachers, administrators and city officials. It has always been my ultimate goal to try to get school and city personnel and parents to work together for the best education that will benefit all of the youngsters of the city."

Of particular delight to Torrice was his inclusion in cartoonist Jim Dobbins' book on "Who's Who in Woburn."

"He was a great friend and a totally interested in the community," said Lewis Ferullo, a current Recreation Commission member who joined the board in 1956 just after Torrice was appointed. "I can remember a lot of happenings over the years," said Ferullo, who added they could easily fight over an issue and have a coffee afterwards as a matter of routine.

"I can remember spending 10 days with him in Clearwater, Florida, and then sitting with him on the plane coming home to a Recreation Commission meeting ... and then arguing like heck over an issue at the commission and everyone thought we were mad at each other!" added Ferullo. "That wasn't true. We had very healthy discussions on the issue."

In addition to his involvement with the youth of the city, he was a member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks, the Saint Anthony Club, and served as an usher at St. Joseph Church for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Virginia G. "Jen" (Brown) Torrice, and a daughter and son, the late Mary and John Torrice, and a brother, the late Joseph Torrice.

Surviving are two sons, George A. Torrice and his wife, Janice, of Merrimack, N.H., Carl J. Torrice Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Chelmsford; a daughter, Carole A. Torrice of Woburn; two brothers, Sam and John Torrice, both of Woburn; five sisters, Ann Ridge and Grace Langill, both of Woburn, Mary Beauchamp of Colorado, Ann LaCasse of Brighton and Kathleen Currier of Stoneham; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 9:15 a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington St., Woburn, at 10, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Torrice's memory to the Torrice Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank & Trust, 215 Lexington St., Woburn, Mass. 01801.


November 21, 2003

Eugenia M. (MacDonald) MacDonald

EUGENIA M. (MacDONALD) MacDONALD –of Woburn, November 21st. Beloved wife of the late Angus MacDonald. Devoted mother of the late Margaret “Peggy” Tillery. Loving grandmother of Richard Tillery, Allan Tillery and Irene McClendon. Very special Aunt of many nieces and nephews and predeceased by fourteen brothers and sisters.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday November 25th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Eugenia’s memory to the St. Anslem College Fund, PO Box 1711A, 100 St. Anslem Drive, Manchester, NH 03102.

OBITUARY:

Eugenia M. (MacDonald) MacDonald, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Friday, November 21st at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. The beloved wife of the late Angus MacDonald, she was ninety-seven years of age. 
Born in Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Allan and Catherine (McDonald) MacDonald and was the youngest of fourteen children.

Eugenia was raised and educated in Nova Scotia before moving to Stoneham in her early twenties. There she worked part-time with her husband Angus owned the MacDonald Ice and Oil Company. They later moved to Woburn where Eugenia and her husband made their home and raised their daughter Margaret.

Eugenia was devoted to her husband and their daughter Margaret “Peggy” Tillery who passed away in 2001. After her husband’s death, she worked for many years caring for the mentally challenged helping them adapt to independent living. In later years she was cook and housekeeper in St. Luke’s Rectory in Belmont and St. Charles Rectory in Woburn.

Eugenia’s most enjoyable times were spent with her daughter, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Eugenia was predeceased by her husband, Angus, her daughter Margaret Tillery and thirteen brothers and sisters. She is survived by her grandchildren, Irene McClendon, Richard Tillery, Allan Tillery, four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, November 25th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Eugenia’s memory to the St. Anslem College Fund, PO Box 1711A, 100 St. Anslem Drive, Manchester, NH 03102.


November 22, 2003

Caroline C. (Ramunno) Minezzi

Photo of Caroline C. (Ramunno) MinezziCAROLINE C. (RAMUNNO) MINEZZI – in Woburn, November 22nd. Beloved wife of the late Louis Minezzi. Devoted mother of Rita L. Gardiner and her husband of Jack of Woburn. Dear sister of Phyllis Monkiewicz of Lexington and the late Anthony Ramunno. Loving grandmother of Donna Gardiner and her husband Bill Nowak of NY, John Gardiner and his wife Melissa of Sunderland and David Gardiner of Woburn and great grandmother to Isabella and Cole Nowak and Emily and Clarese Gardiner.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, November 25th at 9:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations may be made in Caroline’s memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Caroline C. (Ramunno) Minezzi, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Saturday, November 22nd in Winchester. The beloved wife of the late Louis Minezzi, she was ninety years of age.  Born in Natick, Caroline was the daughter of the late Giuseppi and Luigia (Marri) Ramunno. She was raised and educated in Natick before moving to Boston and later to Somerville where she and her husband made their home and raised their daughter Rita.

Two years after her husband’s death in 1961, Caroline moved to Woburn. She devoted her life to providing a warm and loving home for her husband Louis, to whom she was married for twenty-nine years, and her daughter Rita. As wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, nothing was more important to her than spending time with her family.

Caroline was predeceased by her husband Louis Minezzi and her brother Anthony Ramunno. She is survived by her daughter, Rita L. Gardiner and her husband of Jack of Woburn, her sister Phyllis Monkiewicz of Lexington, her grandchildren Donna Gardiner and her husband Bill Nowak of NY, John Gardiner and his wife Melissa of Sunderland, David Gardiner of Woburn, and her great grandchildren Isabella and Cole Nowak and Emily and Clarese Gardiner.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, November 25th at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10:30. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Caroline’s memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.


November 23, 2003

Eileen R. (Dowd) Corcoran

Photo of Eileen R. (Dowd) CorcoranEILEEN R. (DOWD) CORCORAN – in Woburn, suddenly, Sunday, November 23rd. Devoted mother of Lauren T. Flynn and her husband John F. of Woburn and Sandra J. Frost and her husband Jeff F. of Tewksbury. Dear sister of John Dowd of Somerville, Dorothy Sullivan of Medford, Kathleen Malone of Stoneham and the late Stephen, Francis, Mary and Anne Dowd. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Andrew and Mallory Flynn and Jessica and Hayley Frost.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 236 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, November 26th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private.

OBITUARY:

Eileen R. (Dowd) Corcoran passed away unexpectedly after being rushed to Winchester Hospital on Sunday, November 23rd. The daughter of the late Frank and Hannah (Flynn) Dowd, she was sixty-eight years of age.

Eileen was born and raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She later moved to Medford where she devoted herself to raising her two daughters. She was a devoted mother and took great pride and joy in keeping her home meticulously maintained. Eileen also worked at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the Billing Department for sixteen years before retiring in 1998. She moved to Woburn in 1995. Eileen’s children, and in later years her grandchildren, were the loves of her life and she shared with them her talents such as sewing, cooking and cleaning. Eileen had the unique ability to make household chores interesting and a source of enjoyment.

Eileen was predeceased by her siblings Stephen, Francis, Mary and Anne Dowd. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren T. Flynn and her husband John F. of Woburn, Sandra J. Frost and her husband Jeff F. of Tewksbury, her brother John Dowd of Somerville, her sisters Dorothy Sullivan of Medford and Kathleen Malone of Stoneham and her grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Mallory Flynn and Jessica and Hayley Frost.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, November 26th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private.

 

John S. McKinnon

John S. McKinnon, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away suddenly, Sunday, November 23, at the Blaire House of Tewksbury. He was seventy-four.

He was the son of the late son Mae S. (Coleman) and Frank C. McKinnon. After serving in the US Army during World War II, John continued his education and went on to receive a Masters degree in oratory from Staley College in Boston. He enjoyed reading science and loved to walk, he retired from Cushman Bakery after many years of service.

He is survived by his former wife Pricilla (Flood) and five children, Craig of Kirkland, Washington, Rhoda Cavanaugh of Tyngsboro, Frank of Medford, Matthew of Tewksbury and Bradley of Woburn. Also four loving grandchildren. John also leaves his brother Donald L. McKinnon of Raynham. He was predeceased by his late son Karl and his brother Frank McKinnon.

His funeral will be from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home , 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, December 2, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit at the funeral home on Monday, December 1, from 6 thru 8.


November 24, 2003

Arthur D. "Harpo" McHugh
 
Arthur D. “Harpo” McHugh, of Lowell formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Boston following a short illness, he was sixty-five years old.

Born in Burlington he was the son of the late Ann M. (Popoloski) and Arthur J.. McHugh. He attended St. Charles School and Woburn High School. He was a Viet Nam Veteran serving in the US Air Force after his discharge he worked for Butricks Milk Co. of Arlington as a truck driver, after Butricks closed he worked in the automotive industry for a time and later became a U.S. Postal Mail Contractor and driver for many years.

Beside his parents he was predeceased by his late son Shawn McHugh and his late grandson Mark Chesley. He is survived by five sons, Leo, Arthur and Darrin McHugh all of FL., Robert McHugh of Beverly, James Jay McHugh of Lowell and a daughter Lori Chesley of Lowell. Also ten loving grandchildren. He was the brother of Peter of Utah, Lawrence of Nevada, Michael and his wife Laura of Chelmsford, Ann L. McHugh of FL., Marie Erickson and her husband Jack of Maine, Leona Innamorati and her husband Frank of FL., Mary Collins and her husband Charles of No. Reading, Lorraine Cargill and her husband Tim of NH., Paula Friend and her husband Douglas of FL. And many nieces and nephews.

A memorial period of remembrance and celebration of Arthur's life will be held in th McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Friday, November 28, from 7 -9. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.


November 26, 2003

Robert J. Saunders

Photo of Robert J. SaundersROBERT J. SAUNDERS – of Woburn, November 26th. Beloved husband of the late Alice F. (Lavoie) Saunders. Devoted father of Alice Patricia Graham and her husband Gary of Fitzwilliam, NH, and Roberta E. Lilley and her husband E. J. of S. Portland, ME. Also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 1st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Late longtime employee MBTA.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. Saunders, a longtime resident of Woburn’s West Side, passed away Wednesday, November 26th, at the Maine Medical Center in S. Portland. He was the husband of the late Alice F. (Lavoie) Saunders, who passed away just four months ago, for more than sixty-six years. Born in Charlestown eighty-nine years ago, he was the son of the late Daniel and Katherine (McNamara) Saunders. He worked as an electrician for the MBTA throughout his career, retiring after thirty-seven years. In earlier years he was a member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

In addition to his wife Alice, he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Alice Patricia Graham and her husband Gary of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and Roberta E. Lilley and her husband E. J. of S. Portland, Maine. He was also the beloved grandfather of four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 1st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 1 to 4 p. m .


November 27, 2003

Rose A. "Toots" (Pecorella) Szabo

Szabo, Rose A. “Toots” (Pecorella) – of Burlington, November 27th, beloved wife of the late Alexander H. Szabo. Devoted mother of Kathleen A. Paciorek and her husband Joseph of Charlestown and Alexander H. Szabo, Jr. and his wife Carol of St. Charles, Illinois. Sister of the late Vincent F. Pecorella. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Marie Beyer of Danbury, Connecticut, and five grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Paciorek and Melissa, Megan, and Mallory Szabo. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Rose A. Szabo of Burlington passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on Thursday, November 27th, at the age of 89. She was the wife of the late Alexander H. Szabo, who died in 1990.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Eva (Genovese) Pecorella. She graduated from high school in Brooklyn, and moved to Danbury, Connecticut, in 1950. While living in Connecticut and raising her family, she volunteered for many years at the main reception desk at Danbury Hospital.

She was known lovingly as “Toots” to her family and many friends. Just over a year ago she came to live in Burlington to be closer to her family.

In addition to her husband Alexander, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent F. Pecorella.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen A. Paciorek and her husband Joseph of Charlestown and Alexander H. Szabo, Jr. and his wife Carol of St. Charles, Illinois, her sister-in-law, Marie Beyer of Danbury, Connecticut, and five beloved grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Paciorek and Melissa, Megan, and Mallory Szabo.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Szabo's memory to the Danbury Hospital Volunteer and Guest Services, Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.


November 28, 2003

Edna M. (Sarno) Fuller

Photo of Edna M. (Sarno) FullerEDNA M. (SARNO) FULLER – in Woburn, November 28th, beloved mother of Kimberly Fuller-O’Donnell and her husband Kerry O’Donnell of Woburn, Karen Fuller of Burlington, Kenneth Fuller and his wife Penny of Tewksbury, and Kevin Fuller and his wife Karen of Groton. Dear sister of Esther Price of Contoocook, NH, Elaine Arno of Dedham, and Edward Sarno of Woburn. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and her dear friend, Don Manzelli of Woburn.

A memorial service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations may be made in Edna’s memory to the Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, P.O. Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.

OBITUARY:

Edna M. Fuller, a well-known resident of Woburn, passed away early Friday, November 28th, at Winchester Hospital after an illness of several months. She was sixty-five years of age. Edna was born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Rose (Leonardis) Sarno. She attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1955.

For a number of years she was employed at Chromerics as a switchboard operator until she retired two years ago. Previously she was the function manager at the Sheraton Hotel in Lexington.

Edna was very involved in the Middlesex Lions Club, where she served on the Board of Directors and devoted many hours of her time. Her priority in life was her grandchildren, and she will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and best friend.

Surviving are four children: Kimberly Fuller-O’Donnell and her husband Kerry O’Donnell of Woburn, Karen Fuller of Burlington, Kenneth Fuller and his wife Penny of Tewksbury, and Kevin Fuller and his wife Karen of Groton, two sisters, Esther Price of Contoocook, NH, and Elaine Arno of Dedham, and a brother, Edward Sarno of Woburn.  She was also the beloved grandmother of Joshua, Karina, Justin, Shawn, and Christopher O’Donnell, Cody Fowler, Jonathan, Victoria, and the late Stephanie Fuller, and Kristin Fuller, and her dear friend, Don Manzelli of Woburn.

A funeral service was held Monday morning in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, with Rev. Marilyn Robb of the United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in Edna’s memory to the Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, P.O. Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.


November 29, 2003

Verna R. (Robinson) Stasiak

Photo of Verna R. (Robinson) StasiakVERNA R. (ROBINSON) STASIAK – in Woburn, November 29th. Beloved wife of the late John B. Stasiak. Devoted mother of Sue Foley and her husband Ed “Tanjo” of Marlton, NJ, Jack Stasiak and his wife Mary of Wakefield, Andy Stasiak and his wife Valerie of Reading, Kim Stasiak of N. Conway, NH, Doug Stasiak and his wife Debe of Woburn, and Beverly Eon of Cambridge. Dear sister of Russell Robinson of Chelmsford and Ray Robinson of Wilmington. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday evening, December 1st, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Mrs. Stasiak’s memory to the Glenn Foley Wings Foundation, 13 Poinsettia Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053. Late owner Verna’s Doughnut Shop and Cake Decorating Supply of N. Cambridge.

OBITUARY:

Verna R. Stasiak, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away in Reading on Saturday, November 29th, at the age of 82. She was the wife of the late John B. Stasiak, who died three years ago. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Blanche (Bourque) Robinson. She attended Fall River schools and had made her home in Woburn since 1955.

In 1942 she opened a doughnut and cake decorating shop in Chelsea. She later moved the business to Arlington and since 1945, Verna’s Cake Decorating and Doughnut Shop has been located on Mass. Avenue in North Cambridge. After she and her husband John retired nearly twenty years ago, her sons continued to carry on the business, which is still in operation today.

Mrs. Stasiak was an avid reader and talented seamstress. She also enjoyed cake decorating, playing the organ and cake decorating. Her family was her priority in life, and she particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her children, Sue Foley and her husband Ed “Tanjo” of Marlton, NJ, Jack Stasiak and his wife Mary of Wakefield, Andy Stasiak and his wife Valerie of Reading, Kim Stasiak of N. Conway, NH, Doug Stasiak and his wife Debe of Woburn, and Beverly Eon of Cambridge, and two brothers, Russell Robinson of Chelmsford and Ray Robinson of Wilmington. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday evening, December 1st, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Mrs. Stasiak’s memory to the Glenn Foley Wings Foundation, 13 Poinsettia Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053.


November 30, 2003

Alene H. "Babe" (Waterfall) Washisko

Photo of Alene H. ALENE H. "BABE" (WATERFALL) WASHISKO - of Billerica, formerly of Woburn, November 30th. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Washisko. Devoted mother of David M. and his wife Kim of Boylston, Michael B. of Billerica, and Jon C. and his wife Terri of Burlington. Dear sister of Alfred and Ronald Waterfall, both of Torrington, Connecticut, Evelyn Bowes of Provincetown, and the late Jean Koenig. Loving grandmother of Cameron J. Washisko of Burlington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 6th, at 10 a.m., followed by interment of her ashes in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Washisko's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Alene H. Washisko, a longtime Woburn resident who had made her home in Billerica for the past few years, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Sunday, November 30th, following a long illness. The wife of the late Bernard J. Washisko, who died in 1981, she was seventy-four years of age. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Sally (McInerny) Waterfall. She graduated from Danbury High School with the Class of 1947, and worked in a bank in Danbury prior to her marriage.

She lived in Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota as her husband traveled for his work before settling with her family in Woburn in 1971. For more than twenty years she worked for Datacon in Burlington, retiring as a supervisor there several years ago.

Known affectionately to family and friends as "Babe", she took great pleasure in her annual vacations to the Wells Beach area in Maine along with her extended family. She was also an avid Bingo player, regularly playing at various locales where she enjoyed being with her friends. For the last twelve years, Mrs. Washisko had made her home with her son Michael in Billerica.

In addition to her husband Bernie, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Koenig. Surviving are three sons, David M. and his wife Kim of Boylston, Michael B. of Billerica, and Jon C. and his wife Terri of Burlington, two brothers, Alfred and Ronald Waterfall, both of Torrington, Connecticut, and a sister, Evelyn Bowes of Provincetown. She was also the loving grandmother of Cameron J. Washisko of Burlington, and devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 6th, at 10 a.m., followed by interment of her ashes in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Washisko's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.


December 1, 2003

Elizabeth H. (Delarue) Langiano

Elizabeth H. (Delarue) Langiano, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Blaire House in Tewksbury on Monday evening, December 1.  She was 73 years of age.  Born and raised in Billerica, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Delarue Sr, and the late Elizabeth “Nellie” (McGeggion) Delarue. 

Mrs. Langiano worked for a time at Festive Occasions in Woburn.  Elizabeth is survived by one daughter, Colleen Hansen of Arizona; three sisters, Adele Bavuso of Woburn; Martha Beckstein of Plymouth; and Alice Courtwright of Boca Raton, FL; and one brother, Charles Delarue of California.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, the late Ralph Delarue Jr. 

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday afternoon, December 4 at 1:00 pm.  An hour of visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Helen E. (Hill) Pearson Larkin

Helen E. (Hill) Pearson Larkin, 83, of Davenport, FL, formerly of Woburn and Wilmington, passed away at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, FL on Monday, December 1.  She was the beloved wife of the late Avery L. Larkin who died in 1993.  Born in Bennington, VT on November 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Alton E., And the late Cynthia (Smith) Hill. 

For many years, she worked as a School Nurse in the Wilmington Public Schools, and during that time participated in the 766 program for special needs students.  Helen and her late husband Avery moved to Florida over twenty years ago.  She became deeply involved in church activities in all of the communities that she resided in, including the First Baptist Church of Woburn, and most recently, the First Presbyterian Church of Haines City, Florida. 

Helen gave of herself unstintingly, had a positive outlook, strong faith and always tried to see and nurture the best in people.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was predeceased by one sister, the late Kathleen Lauzon.  She is survived by one son, Arthur W. Pearson Jr.; two daughters, Pamela Pearson and Susan McMahon; and four step daughters, Jerry White, Jayne Ober, June Barstow, and Joanne Carlotto.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 9 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church of Woburn on Tuesday, December 9.  Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Vermont in the Spring.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice.


December 3, 2003

Helen C. (Doucette) Coye

HELEN C. (DOUCETTE) COYE – in Woburn, formerly of Melrose, December 3rd, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Francis L. Coye. Devoted mother of Francis L. Coye of NH, Emily M. Youngclaus and her husband Albert of Woburn, and the late Edward D. Coye and his wife Rita B. Coye of Melrose. Predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters. Loving grandmother of Patricia Jennings and her husband David of Billerica, Thomas J. Youngclaus of Woburn, and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 6th at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.


December 4, 2003

Rita Marie (Barrett) Fucile

Photo of Rita Marie (Barrett) FucileRITA MARIE (BARRETT) FUCILE – in Burlington, formerly of Woburn and Hyannis, December 4th. Beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Fucile. Devoted mother of Kathleen Gross of Peabody, David Fucile of Lynn, Kimberly Waisnor of Reading and the late Rita Elliott and John "Jack" Fucile. Dear sister of Joseph Barrett and Teresa Flores both of Baltimore, MD. Loving grandmother of Paul Ricchi of Lynn, Kriste Leach of OK, Billy King of Burlington, Justin Fucile of Nahant and great-grandmother of Alexis and Jack Leach. “My mom had the most generous heart." You will be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday morning, December 11th, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A graveside service will follow at the Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. In lieu of flowers wish her peace.

OBITUARY:

Rita M. Fucile of Burlington, a former resident of Woburn and Hyannis, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Thursday, December 4th. The wife of the late Anthony J. Fucile, who died in 1987, she was 79 years of age.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Danehy) Barrett. She attended schools in Concord.

For over thirty years, she made her home in Woburn in the Colonial Road area. Following her husband’s retirement, she took up residence in Hyannis where she lived for a number of years. While living in Hyannis, she worked in the circulation department of the Cape Cod Times. She came back to this area to live in Burlington in 1992.

She was a generous, giving person and is remembered as a strong woman with a huge heart. She was a loving grandmother, and she particularly loved hearing about her grandson Billy King’s football games at Burlington High School.

In addition to her husband Anthony, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Elliott, and a son, John "Jack" Fucile.  She was the mother of Kathleen Gross of Peabody, David Fucile of Lynn, and Kimberly Waisnor of Reading, and dear sister of Joseph Barrett and Teresa Flores, both of Baltimore, Maryland.  She was also the loving grandmother of Paul Ricchi of Lynn, Kriste Leach of Oklahoma, Billy King of Burlington, Justin Fucile of Nahant and great-grandmother of Alexis and Jack Leach.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday morning, December 11th, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A graveside service will follow at the Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. In lieu of flowers wish her peace.


December 6, 2003

Thomas F. Feeney

Feeney – in Woburn, formerly of Quincy, December 6th, Thomas F., beloved husband of the late Marion R. (Furniss) Feeney. Devoted father of Thomas R. Feeney of ME, Brian A. Feeney and his wife Susan of NH and Gail M. Holland and her late husband William of Tewksbury. Dear brother of Kay Duggan of Weymouth, Helen Drollett of Carver and Mary Duckett. Loving grandfather of Allison and Kaitlin Feeney, Stacey and Derek Holland.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday December 10 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Thomas F. Feeney of Woburn (formerly of Quincy) passed away Saturday, December 6th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. The beloved wife of the late Marion R. (Furniss) Feeney, he was eighty-three years of age. Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late Dennis and Sabina (Mahar) Feeney. Educated in Quincy, Thomas was a graduate of North Quincy High School.

After graduating he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Upon his return to Quincy, Thomas was employed at the Quincy Shipyard where he worked his entire career. It was also Quincy where he and his wife Marion made their home and raised their three children. In 1992 they moved to Woburn and in 1999 Marion, to whom he was devoted for nearly fifty-two years, passed away. Thomas was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston teams and enjoyed playing golf in Wollaston.

Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Marion R. (Furniss) Feeney and his son-in-law William Holland. He is survived by his children, Thomas R. Feeney of ME, Brian A. Feeney and his wife Susan of NH and Gail M. Holland of Tewksbury, his sisters Mary Duckett, Kay Duggan of Weymouth, Helen Drollett of Carver and his grandchildren Allison and Kaitlin Feeney, Stacey and Derek Holland.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday December 10 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


December 7, 2003

Alfio S. "Freddie" Faro

ALFIO S. "FREDDIE" FARO – in Woburn, Sunday, December 7th. Beloved husband of Melena M. “Millie” (DeLuca) Faro. Devoted father of Carol King of Wilmington and Alfred J. Faro of Woburn. Dear brother of Anne DeLuca of Woburn and the late Sam Faro, Grace DeSalvo, Mary Catalano. Loving grandfather of Dr. Daniel King, DMD and his wife Stacey of Waltham, and Stephen Faro of Chelmsford. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth Faro of Newton, Cornelia Ann DeLuca and her late husband Anthony of Wilmington, and Donald DeLuca and his late wife Kay of Woburn. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, December 10th at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery . Donations may be made in “Freddie”s memory to the Lions Eye Research, PO Box 6050 New Bedford, MA 02742.

OBITUARY:

Alfio S. “Freddie” Faro, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away Sunday, December 7th, at Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Melena M. “Millie” (DeLuca) Faro, he was eighty- seven years of age.

Born in Lawrence, Alfio was the son of the late John and Concetta (Zappola) Faro. He received his education in the Lawrence Public Schools and later the Woburn Public School System, graduating from Woburn High School. After graduating, he entered the Army and attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the European Theatre during WWII.

Upon his return to Woburn, Alfio was employed at International Mineral and Chemical Company in North Woburn. He remained with the Company for thirty years as both the maintenance foreman and Secretary of the Union. He subsequently worked at ITEK in Lexington where he was employed until retiring at the age of sixty-five. He continued to work part-time at Eastgate Liquors in North Reading. Alfio was a devoted to his wife “Millie", to whom he was married for fifty-seven years, and his two children.

In earlier years they enjoyed vacationing in Acton, Maine. As a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, he was a member of the St. Anthony Club.

Alfio was predeceased by his brother Sam Faro, his sisters Grace DeSalvo and Mary Catalano, his brother-in-law Anthony DeLuca and his sister-in-law Kay DeLuca. He is survived by his wife, Melena, M. “Millie” (DeLuca) Faro, his daughter Carol King of Wilmington, his son Alfred J. Faro of Woburn , his sister Anne DeLuca of Woburn, his grandsons, Dr. Daniel King, DMD and his wife Stacey of Waltham and Stephen Faro of Chelmsford, his sisters- in- law of Ruth Faro of Newton and Cornelia Ann DeLuca of Wilmington, and his brother-in-law Donald DeLuca of Woburn. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, December 10th, at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Interment will follow at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in “Freddie”s memory to the Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.


December 8, 2003

Gertrude C. Barry

Photo of Gertrude C. BarryGERTRUDE C. BARRY – in Woburn, Monday, December 8th. Beloved daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Barry. Devoted sister of the late Thomas A. Barry, John M. Barry Sr., Mary Nelson and Josephine Lahey. Loving aunt to thirteen nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations may be made in Gertrude's memory to The Christian Appalachian Project, P. O. Box 511,Lancaster,KY 40444-0511.

OBITUARY:

Gertrude C. Barry of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, December 8th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center at the age of eighty-three.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Roach) Barry. Gertrude was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She continued her education in the medical field and was employed by the Cambridge City Hospital as a laboratory technician for thirty years. She spent the last ten years of her profession working with a Cambridge physician, Dr. Vogel. In addition to being a dedicated professional, Gertrude was devoted to her family, often traveling with her brothers and sister.

In later years, she spent a great deal of time with her nieces and nephews of which there were thirteen and her twenty-three grand nieces and nephews. Gertrude lived most of her life in East Boston before moving to Woburn in the early 1990’s.

Gertrude was predeceased by her brothers Thomas A. Barry and John M. Barry Sr., and her sisters Mary Nelson and Josephine Lahey. She is survived by thirteen loving nieces and nephews and twenty-three grand nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, December 11th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Frederick E. Neal

Frederick E. Neal, 94, passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a short illness on Monday, December 8.  He was the husband of the late Mary E. (Graham) Neal who died in 1999.  Born in Allston, he was the son of the late George R., and the late Ada M. (Eastman) Neal. 

He came to Woburn as a young child, and has lived here ever since that time.  Fred retired from the former Jaquith Hay & Grain Co. in Woburn, where he had worked for 38 years.  He also played the drums with the Jack Hennessey Orchestra for nearly 50 years. 

He is survived by one son, David G. Neal of Wilmington; one daughter, Beverly A. Kerins of Tewksbury; and his sister in law, Ruth Neal of Woburn.  He is also survived by two grandsons, David G. Neal Jr. and Donald S. Neal; one great granddaughter, Jessica Cunniff; and one great-great grandchild.  Services will be private.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


December 10, 2003

Timothy J. Duran, Jr.

Photo of Timothy J. Duran, Jr.TIMOTHY J. DURAN, JR.– age 49, in Woburn, December 10th. Devoted father of Jason Michael and Candace Marie, both of Woburn, and the late Sean Patrick Duran. Loving grandfather of Anthony Carullo, Jr. Beloved son of Rita B. (Connolly) Duran of Woburn and the late Timothy J. Duran. Dear brother of Ann M. DiMarzo of Leominster, Rita B. Murray of Hyannis, and M. Lauretta Nguyen and her husband Hung of Woburn.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Tim’s memory to the St. Charles Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Timothy J. Duran, Jr. of Woburn passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, December 10th, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was forty-nine years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of Rita B. (Connolly) Duran of Woburn and the late Timothy J. Duran. He attended St. Charles Elementary School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. After attending Boston College, he entered the U.S. Army and served from 1974 to 1976 as a Military Policeman.

Tim worked as a carpenter throughout his life, and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 111. For over twenty years he was employed in materials installation for Interstate Office Partitions.

Although he resided for a time in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Connecticut, he lived in Woburn for most of his life. He enjoyed reading and had a particular interest in military history. Tim is remembered as a person who did whatever he could for family and friends and was always a source of help and support.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sean Patrick Duran, and his father, Timothy Duran, Sr. Surviving are a son, Jason Michael, and a daughter, Candace Marie, both of Woburn, and a grandson, Anthony Carullo, Jr., his mother, Rita B. (Connolly) Duran of Woburn, and three sisters, Ann M. DiMarzo of Leominster, Rita B. Murray of Hyannis, and M. Lauretta Nguyen and her husband Hung of Woburn.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 15th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.  Donations may be made in Tim’s memory to the St. Charles Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


December 11, 2003

Francis M. "Chanka" Martin

MARTIN, FRANCIS M. "Chanka", in Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Woburn, December 11th. Beloved husband of Judy M. (Roth) Martin and the late Jane L. (MacDonald) Martin. Devoted father of F. Michael Martin of Alexandria, VA, Capt. Ron Martin, USMC, and his wife Julie of Kailua, Hawaii, Mark McDonald and his wife Julie of Rye, NH, and stepfather of D. Scott Hardwick and his wife Darla of N. Liberty, Iowa, and Clint Hardwick and his wife Christie of Brandon, Florida. Dear brother of Hugh E. Martin, Jr. and his wife Connie of West Warwick, RI, Robert L. Martin and his wife Ellen of Woburn, Richard Martin and his wife Madeline of Bedford, NH, Louise Buscemi and her husband John of Port Charlotte, FL, Rita Martin of Andover, Evelyn Love and her husband Al of Deerfield Beach, FL, Claire Murphy and her husband Jack of Burlington, and the late Marie Martin. Also survived by eight grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, December 19th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Francis M. "Chanka" Martin of Little Rock, Arkansas, a native of Woburn, passed away in Arkansas on Thursday, December 11th, at the age of 72.

He was born in Woburn, son of the late Hugh E. and Anna G. (Dolan) Martin, and attended Woburn schools. He was involved in baseball, basketball, and track during his years at Woburn High School, and graduated with the Class of 1948.

He attended Merrimack College and went on to complete his education at St. John's Seminary. He began his career as a classroom teacher of English and Latin in Billerica, and then became involved in contract negotiating for the teacher's union. He was instrumental in starting the first teacher's local union in Billerica, serving as President of the Billerica Federation of Teachers.

He married Jane L. (MacDonald) Martin, who died in 1989, and lived in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire before relocating to Arkansas 18 years ago.

In the 1970's he worked as an organizer and negotiator for the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers, and went on to become Executive Director of the M. F. T.  Mr. Martin then became a consultant for the teachers in the state of Maine, and eventually became Executive Director for the Classroom Teachers Association of Little Rock.  He was also chief negotiator for the teacher's union there, and led the first-ever teachers strike in Arkansas. He was the Director of Uni-Serve, in charge of a series of district unions. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his sister, Marie Martin, and his first wife, Jane.  Surviving are his wife Judy, three sons: F. Michael Martin of Alexandria, Virginia, Ron Martin and his wife Julie of Kailua, Hawaii, and Mark McDonald and his wife Julie of Rye, New Hampshire, two stepsons, D. Scott Hardwick and his wife Darla of North Liberty, Iowa, and Clint Hardwick and his wife Christie of Brandon, Florida; four sisters, Louise Buscemi and her husband John of Port Charlotte, Florida, Rita Martin of Andover, Evelyn Love and her husband Al of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Claire Murphy and her husband Jack of Burlington, three brothers, Hugh E. Martin Jr. and his wife Connie of West Warwick, Rhode Island, Robert L. Martin and his wife Ellen of Woburn, and Richard Martin and his wife Madeline of Bedford, New Hampshire.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, December 19th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Mae C. (Mulhern) Grieves

Photo of Mae C. (Mulhern) GrievesMAE C. (MULHERN) GRIEVES – in Del Ray, Florida, formerly of Woburn and Winchester, December 11th. Beloved wife of Frank C. “Bob” Grieves. Dear sister of Theresa Sullivan of Chelmsford.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, December 17th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland. Donations may be made in Mae's memory to the charity of one's choice.

OBITUARY:

Mae C. Grieves, a native of Woburn and Winchester, passed away on Thursday, December 11th, at Bethesda Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was the wife of Frank C. “Bob” Grieves for the past fifty-six years.

Born in Ireland seventy-nine years ago, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (McGillen) Mulhern. She was raised in Woburn and Winchester, graduating from Winchester High School with the Class of 1941. She attended Massachusetts School of Art continued her education at Stonehill College. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, she was active in the Passion Players in Woburn.

Mae was President of Red Boy Products, a millwork manufacturing business established by herself and her husband Bob. They started their business in their cellar, making wooden grilles for windows. At the time there was no machinery available to make the grilles, so her husband developed the machinery. The business thrived, and Mae was eventually written up in the Harvard Business Journal, as well as Who’s Who and Who’s Who of Women Entrepreneurs. She held membership in several professional organizations.

For a few years she also owned a music business, known as Red Boy Productions. She produced Irish records, including “Songs My Grandmother Sang.” She enjoyed traveling, and took several trips with her husband to Ireland.

She lived with her husband in Wayland and later lived in Cochituate for ten years. They later resided in Hanson, where they remained until they retired in the mid-1980’s.

In addition to her husband Bob, she leaves a sister, Theresa Sullivan of Chelmsford, and several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, December 17th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mae’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Violet M .J. Worden

Photo of Violet M.J. WordenVIOLET M .J. WORDEN – in Woburn, December 11th, daughter of the late Samuel J. and Eliza J. (Ralph) Worden. Beloved aunt of Carolyn Phelan of Norfolk, Judith A. McCall, John, Frank, and David Fader, all of Florida, and David W. Worden of CA.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 16th, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Derek Richenburg of the First Congregational Church of Woburn officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Fox Hill Cemetery in Billerica. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Violet's memory to the Billerica Rainbow Assembly #61, 11 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821. Late Grand Deputy of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

OBITUARY:

Violet M .J. Worden of Woburn passed away on Thursday, December 11th, at Metro West Medical Center in Natick following a brief illness. She was well-known in the Masonic organization, having held several local and statewide positions in the Order of the Eastern Star and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, eighty-two years ago, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Eliza J. (Ralph) Worden. She came to live in Massachusetts with her family at an early age, and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School. She lived in Billerica for a number of years, and later lived on Pleasant Street in Woburn for over thirty years, before taking up residence on Campbell Street in Woburn four years ago.

She worked as a secretary for her entire career with American Cyanamid Company, now known as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. After her retirement she continued to work part-time in various secretarial positions.

Throughout her life she was extremely active with the Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls Masonic organizations. She was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star #212 in Billerica and Past Matron of the Aletheon Chapter 154 in Woburn, Past Grand Deputy of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and Past Mother Advisor of Billerica Assembly #61 I.O.R.G. She also volunteered her time in the office of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Newtonville.

The Woburn Women's Club was another of her affiliations. She was a former President of the group and was also very involved in the state organization.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, Carolyn Phelan of Norfolk, Judith A. McCall, John, Frank and David Fader, all of Florida, and David W. Worden of California, many grand-nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 16th, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Derek Richenburg of the First Congregational Church of Woburn officiating. An Eastern Star ceremony will precede the funeral service. Burial will follow in Fox Hill Cemetery in Billerica. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Violet's memory to the Billerica Rainbow Assembly #61, 11 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821. Late Grand Deputy of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.


December 12, 2003

Anne M. (Martin) Connolly

Photo of Anne M. (Martin) ConnollyANNE M. (MARTIN) CONNOLLY - in Woburn, December 12th. Beloved wife of Robert F. Connolly. Devoted mother of Susan C. Stark and her husband Wallace of Magnolia, and Robert F. Connolly, Jr. of Woburn. Dear sister of Thomas J. Martin III and his wife Marcia of Woburn and Gloucester, and the late William J. Martin. Loving grandmother of Evan and Colin Stark.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 16th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458-1287.

OBITUARY:

Anne M. (Martin) Connolly of Woburn passed away on Friday, December 12th, in Lexington following a lengthy illness. The wife of Robert F. Connolly, she was seventy-four years of age. Anne was born in Woburn, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Adaline (Doherty) Martin. She graduated from Woburn High School in 1947, serving as Secretary of her class. She was also instrumental in the production of the very first edition of the Woburn High yearbook, the Innitou.

Following high school she attended Burdett College, and then went to work for the Boston Housing Authority. After a few years she went on to work for the Woburn Housing Authority, a position she held for over thirty-five years. She retired eleven years ago.

Anne was involved in a wide variety of activities. She was always in the stands for Woburn hockey games as a staunch supporter when her husband Bob coached. She loved the kids and was an enthusiastic fan, rarely missing a game. She also volunteered for the Pop Warner football program for years.

She was a volunteer at Minuteman Senior Services for many years, and worked as a volunteer for Al-Anon at the Bedford Veterans Hospital. She was very involved in drug and alcohol prevention, particularly with the WADCAP program in Woburn.

Anne was a people-person who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was well-known as a loyal lifelong friend to many.

Preceding her in death was a brother, William J. Martin. In addition to her husband Bob, she is survived by a daughter, Susan C. Stark and her husband Wallace of Magnolia, and a son, Robert F. Connolly, Jr. of Woburn, a brother, Thomas J. Martin III and his wife Marcia of Woburn and Gloucester. She was also the loving grandmother of Evan and Colin Stark.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 16th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458-1287.

 

Marilyn W. Stanton

Marilyn W. Stanton, passed away on Friday morning, December 12, following a lengthy illness. She was seventy years old.  Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elsie (Bechenroth) and Sidney Watt. She was raised in Ohio and was a 1952 graduate of Grove City College, Pennsylvania. Formerly of Winchester she has lived in Woburn for three years.

She has worked for over twenty years for G.E.I. Consultants Inc. of Winchester. Marilyn was devoted to her family and enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn's memory to the Scleroderma Foundation, New England Chapter, 462 Boston St., suite 1-1, Topsfield, MA 01983.

Surviving are her sons John Stanton and his wife Sondi of Woburn, Douglas Stanton and his fiancée Gail Gourlay of Townsend. Her two loving grandchildren Jay and Jennifer Stanton. She also leaves two sisters, Gloria Watt of Michigan and Joanne Jenkinson of North Carolina.

Her funeral service will be held in the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Wednesday, December 17, at 10 AM, Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday 5 thru 8.


December 13, 2003

Elsie E. (Pritlove) Johnson

Photo of Elsie E. (Pritlove) JohnsonELSIE E. (PRITLOVE) JOHNSON – in Woburn, December 13th. Beloved wife of the late Alfred C. Johnson. Devoted mother of Jacqueline McAdams and her husband Joseph of Woburn, Jennifer Varnum and her husband Ted of NH, and Margaret Giglio and her husband Paul of Methuen. Dear sister of Ernest Pritlove of England and several deceased brothers and sisters from England. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 20th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Johnson’s memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Elsie E. Johnson, a native of England who had made her home in this area since 1959, passed away at her daughter's home in Woburn early Saturday, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Alfred C. Johnson, who died in 1994. Born and raised in Enfield, England, she was the daughter of the late Frederick T. and Henrietta Pritlove. She attended English schools and moved to this country in 1959.

For a number of years she lived on Hill Street in Woburn, then in Burlington for about ten years, and more recently lived for twelve years at Library Place. In earlier years she worked at Woolworth's in downtown Woburn and later at General Aluminum in Woburn.

Mrs. Johnson was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and enjoyed knitting and reading.

In addition to her husband Alfred, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters from England. Surviving are three daughters, Jacqueline McAdams and her husband Joseph of Woburn, Jennifer Varnum and her husband Ted of New Hampshire, and Margaret Giglio and her husband Paul of Methuen, and a brother, Ernest Pritlove of England.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 20th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mrs. Johnson’s memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

 

Anthony Donald Baiairri

Anthony Donald Baiairri, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away on Saturday, December 13, the husband of the late Rose T. (Fucarile).

Born and raised in Arlington, he and Rose settled in Woburn after he served in the Air Force during World War II. For many years he operated a cobbler shop across from St. Charles Church. He later worked for Purity Supreme Market in there deli department. He was devoted to his family and a daily parishioner at St. Charles Church. After his retirement he enjoyed gardening and being with his family.

Surviving in addition to his daughter Linda Baiairri of Woburn, are his brother Ernest Baiairri of Watertown, also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son A. Donald Baiairri Jr. and his brother Michael Baiairri.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Thursday, December 18, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 thru 8.  Expression of sympathy may be sent in his memory to CMARC Industries, 147 New Boston St. Woburn, MA 01801 or to the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd. Bedford, MA 01730.


December 14, 2003

Ellen C. (Fitzpatrick) Donovan

Photo of Ellen C. (Fitzpatrick) DonovanELLEN C. (FITZPATRICK) DONOVAN - in Woburn, December 14th. Beloved wife of Albert F. Donovan. Dear sister of James Fitzpatrick and his wife Marion of Brockton and the late Marie Haverty. Beloved aunt of Maureen Martes and her husband Chris of Easton, Kathleen Richardson and her husband Ken of California, Eileen Strasser and her husband Roy of Maryland, James P. Fitzpatrick and his wife Carolyn of Charlton, Bob Haverty and his wife Marylou of Woburn, Carol Tucci and her husband Larry of Medford, and the late Jean Sarno and her husband, Frank Sarno of Billerica. Also surviving are 19 grandnieces and nephews, and 8 great-grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ellen's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Ellen C. Donovan of Woburn passed away at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital on Sunday, December 14th, following a short illness. She was the wife of Albert F. Donovan for the past thirty-nine years. Born in Woburn the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (O'Melia) Fitzpatrick, she grew up on Highland Street and graduated from St. Charles High School.

For over thirty-three years she was employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Boston and retired as a supervisor there twenty years ago. She and her husband Al had made their home in Woburn since 1970 after having lived in Reading for a few years.

She was devoted to her family and friends, maintaining many friendships over the years both here and in Ft. Pierce, Florida, where she and her husband spent their winters for the past twenty years. She was a faithful communicant of St. Barbara's Church.

A "second mother" to her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand-nieces and nephews, she rarely missed a family party or celebration.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Marie Haverty of Woburn. In addition to her husband Al, she is survived by a brother, James Fitzpatrick and his wife Marion of Brockton. She was also the beloved aunt of Maureen Martes and her husband Chris of Easton, Kathleen Richardson and her husband Ken of California, Eileen Strasser and her husband Roy of Maryland, James P. Fitzpatrick and his wife Carolyn of Charlton, Bob Haverty and his wife Marylou of Woburn, Carol Tucci and her husband Larry of Medford, and the late Jean Sarno and her husband, Frank Sarno of Billerica. Also surviving are 19 grandnieces and nephews, and 8 great-grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 18th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made in Ellen's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


December 16, 2003

Clarence "Clem" Spinazola

CLARENCE "CLEM" SPINAZOLA - in Woburn, December 16th, beloved husband of Rosemarie (Bonaiuto) Spinazola. Devoted father of Charles and John Spinazola, both of Wilmington, and Mary Packard of Woburn. Dear brother of Tainetta Zanello, Nellie Caruso, Alice Busa, Victor, Raymond, and Margaret Spinazola, all of Woburn, Patrick of Wilmington, and the late Charles “Lukie” and Julia Spinazola. Also survived by several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 20th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Clem's memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Clarence Spinazola of Woburn, a well-known Woburn businessman known as "Clem" to his family and many friends, passed away in Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, December 16th. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Bonaiuto) for the past thirty years.

Born in Woburn, Clem was the son of the late Charles and Susan (Ciampa) Spinazola. He attended Woburn schools and lived in the city all his life. As a young man he worked as a truck driver and since the mid-1950's was the owner of the Wilmington Dump. After the dump closed he went into the screened loam business in Wilmington.

A strong supporter of the Woburn Lions Club, he was also very involved in both local and state politics. Clem was very active throughout his life, maintaining many lifelong friendships. He was widely known as a very honest man who never hurt anyone. Clem loved traveling to Florida and Atlantic City with his wife Rosemarie and enjoyed boating at Lake Winnipesauke. In later years he also enjoyed many trips to Foxwoods and Atlantic City.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Charles "Lukie" and a sister, Julia Spinazola. Surviving along with his wife Rosemarie are two sons, Charles and John Spinazola, both of Wilmington, and a daughter, Mary Packard of Woburn; four sisters, Tainetta Zanello, Nellie Caruso, Alice Busa, and Margaret Spinazola, all of Woburn, and three brothers, Victor and Raymond of Woburn and Patrick of Wilmington. Also surviving are several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 20th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Clem's memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


December 17, 2003

Frances E. (Langill) Baldwin

FRANCES E. (LANGILL) BALDWIN - in Jackson, TN, formerly of Woburn, December 17th. Beloved wife of the late Edward S. Baldwin. Devoted mother of Edward F. of Phoenix, AZ, and Larry J. of Jackson, TN. Sister of the late George Harold, Robert, Theodore "Ted", Raymond "Red", and Francis "Hub" Langill, and Ruth McDermott. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 22nd, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Donations may be made in Frances' memory to Youth Town, PO Box 1385, Jackson, TN 38302, or to Murray Christian Fellowship, 1508 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071.

OBITUARY:

Frances E. (Langill) Baldwin, a native of Woburn and longtime resident of the city, passed away in Jackson, Tennessee on Wednesday, December 17th, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Baldwin, who died in 1967.  Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late George and Laura (Armstrong) Langill. She graduated from Woburn High School and lived here until the age of 65.

She worked for Gilford Instruments of Burlington, a company which later bought by Corning, from 1964 to 1979. She also served as Executive Secretary for the Woburn Chamber of Commerce for many years until 1967. Mrs. Baldwin was also a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Woburn.

In 1979 she moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and since 1994 had made her home with her son in Tennessee.

In addition to her husband Edward, she was preceded in death by her six siblings: George Harold, Robert, Theodore "Ted", Raymond "Red", and Francis "Hub" Langill, and Ruth McDermott. Surviving are two sons, Edward F. Baldwin and his wife Martha of Phoenix, Arizona, and Larry J. Baldwin and his wife Gail of Jackson, Tennessee. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, December 22nd, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.

Donations may be made in Frances' memory to Youth Town, PO Box 1385, Jackson, TN 38302, or to Murray Christian Fellowship, 1508 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071.


December 21, 2003

Ernest R. Ruggles

Ernest R. Ruggles, 94, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on Sunday Morning, December 21.  He was the devoted husband of the late Rosalie (Moore) Ruggles, who died in 1999.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Herbert F., and the late Mary E. (Howe) Ruggles. 

Mr. Ruggles was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in Central Europe.  He and his wife had lived in Medford prior to coming to Woburn in 1966.  Prior to his retirement, Ernest had worked for many years as a Mechanic at Hogan & Van Auto Repair on Mystic Ave. in Medford.  Mr. Ruggles was a 50 year member of King Solomon Masonic Lodge in Somerville. 

He is survived by two nephews, Donald Olson and his wife Beverly of South Meriden, CT, and Gary Olson of Farrington, CT; and one niece, Gretchen Erb of Arizona.  He is also survived by one cousin, Lois Hahn of Medford. 

Services were held at the Graham Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 24.  Burial was at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Rosario LaPorta

LaPorta – Rosario of Woburn formerly of Somerville, December 21st. Beloved husband of Leonarda Domenica (Ortisi). Devoted father of Antonino of Woburn, Giselle Stone of Billerica, Fabrizio of Hubbardston, Michael of Wilmington, the late Frank and Roberto LaPorta. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Brother of Angelina Catalano of FL, Carmella Ternullo of West Peabody and Rose Bloomfield of Medford.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Wednesday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church 100 Washington St., Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

James J. Porter

James J. Porter, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital, on Sunday, December 21, following a short illness. The husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Doherty), he was ninety years old.

A lifelong Woburn resident he was the son of the late Sarah (Doherty) and Edward Porter. He enlisted in the army during World War II and served in European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Campaign, Jim was a foreman at Atlantic Gelatin retiring after 35 years of service. He was devoted to raising his family and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son Edward F. Porter and his wife Gretchen of Winchester, his daughter Elizabeth A. Porter of Woburn. Also four loving grandchildren Kacey, Max, Molly and Thomas, also several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he was predeceased by his sisters, Martha Porter and Kathleen Collins.

His funeral will be from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Saturday, December 27, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in The Immaculate Conception Church, 29 Sheridan Circle, Winchester at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday, December 26, from 2-4 & 6-8. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


December 23, 2003

Ronald White

White, Ronald – of Woburn, December 23, devoted father of Wendi Whitcomb of Lynn and Mark D. White of NY. Loving grand father “Bumpa” of Michelle, Keri, Allison, Erik and Kati. Dear friend of Marie Lizotte of Winchester.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Saturday, December 27, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting Hours Friday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expression of sympathy be sent in Ronald’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund 280 Main St. Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Ronald White, passed away Tuesday, December 23, at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester, following a brief illness. He was seventy-two years old. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Florence M. (Dulong) and Wilfred White. He graduated from Woburn High School and Northeastern University and was a lifelong Woburn resident.

After he received his college degree he worked for Boston Edison as a sales engineer for over thirty-five years retiring in 1985. He was dedicated to raising and educating his family, he enjoyed life and especially being with his grand children. He was a sports enthusiast often attending ball games and hockey games, He enjoyed singing, gardening, boating, practical jokes and working on his computer and most of all the Boston Pops and going to Tangle wood. Ronald maintained active memberships in the Woburn Lodge of Elks and the Edison retiree association.

Surviving are his daughter Wendi Whitcomb of Lynn and his son Mark D. White of NY. Also his loving grandchildren who affectionately called him “Bumpa” Michelle, Keri, Allison, Erik and Kati. And his Dear friend Marie Lizzotte of Winchester.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Friday, December 26, from 4 thru 8. The family request memorial donations be sent in lieu of flowers to St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


December 24, 2003

Ernest R. Hall

Ernest R. Hall, 70, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday Morning, December 24.  He was the husband of Carolyn M. “Cally” (Williams) Hall.  Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late William and the late Evelynn Hall.

Mr. Hall served in the United States Marine Corps in Puerto Rico in the 1950´s, and then attended Wentworth University.  He was a member of the North Congregational Church in Woburn, and He also volunteered as a Boy Scout Troop Leader.  Ernest worked a machine operator for TRW in Westminster for over 20 years.  He retired in 1989. 

He was a member of Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge, Mystic Woburn Royal Arch Chapter, and was a member of the Aleppo Temple Shriners.  He was also a Past Patron of the Aletheon Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Woburn.  Ernie loved spending time at his family cottage in Jay, Maine. 

In addition to his wife, Ernie is survived by one son, Ernest W. Hall of Woburn; and one brother, Robert W. Hall and his wife Kathy of Woburn.  He is also survived by one niece, Maria Hall of Woburn, and several other nieces and nephews in Florida.  He was predeceased by one sister, the late Dorothy Hearst. 

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Monday, December 29.  Burial will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton, Maine in the Spring.  Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Horeb Lodge AF&AM, 17 Arlington Rd., Woburn, MA 01801; or the Aletheon Chapter Order of Eastern Star at the same address.

 

Oscar L. Lovgren

Oscar L. Lovgren, 72, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Wednesday morning, December 24.  He was the husband of Mildred L. (Schultz) Lovgren.  Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Oscar, and the late Elin (Olson) Lovgren. 

Mr. Lovgren was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.  He worked as a custodian at Burlington High School, retiring in 1993.  In his younger years, Oscar was an avid bowler, winning many tournaments and awards in the area.  He loved gardening, and kept a large flower and vegetable garden at his home.  Oscar was a life member of the American Legion Post #273 in Burlington. 

He was predeceased by his infant brother, the late Einar Lovgren.  In addition to his wife, Oscar is survived by one daughter, Joann Petrovich and her husband Stephen of Burlington; one sister Sonja Ostlund of Woburn.  He is also survived by one niece and one nephew; one grandniece and several grandnephews; and many cousins and friends.  Oscar was also soon to be a grandfather. 

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 30.  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Oscar's memory to the charity of your choice.


December 25, 2003

Ellen Nielsen

Ellen Nielsen, formerly of Woburn, Winchester, and Stoneham; passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center on Thursday, December 25.  She was 81 years of age.  Born on the Isle of Mors, Denmark, she was the daughter of the late Niels S., and the late Stine (Greggersen) Nielsen. 

Miss Nielsen was a graduate of Burdette Business School. Prior to her retirement, she worked for many area companies, including the former Beggs & Cobb Co. in Winchester. 

She is survived by one sister, Agnes Enzer of Manassas, VA; and two nephews, Alan F. Enzer of Holliston, and Robert H. Enzer of Herndon, VA. 

Services were held at the Graham Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 31 .  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.


December 26, 2003

Marion F. (Oddo) Bonish

Photo of Marion F. (Oddo) BonishMARION F. (ODDO) BONISH - in Woburn, December 26th, beloved wife of the late John A. Bonish. Devoted mother of Michael P. Bonish and his wife Betty of Woburn, Deborah Hedstrom and her husband Gary of Hudson, NH, John F. Bonish and his wife Virginia of Wilmington, and the late Philip Bonish. Sister of Emma Fama and her husband Carmen of Woburn and the late Philip Oddo. Loving grandmother of Michael, Christina, and Mark Bonish, Vanessa Hedstrom, and Scott, James, and Stephen Bonish. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Bernadette Oddo of Woburn.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 30th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Marion's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

OBITUARY:

Marion F. Bonish of Woburn passed away in Wilmington Friday evening, December 26th. The wife of the late John A. Bonish, who died just over a year ago, she was seventy-one years of age. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Carmella (Capavella) Oddo. She grew up in the West End of Boston and later lived in Brookline before taking up residence in Woburn in 1959.

In 1970, Mrs. Bonish, along with a partner, started a restaurant and catering business in Lexington, known as Arno's Deli. She retired in 1981.  Devoted to her family, she particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren in recent years.

In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by a son, Philip Bonish, and a brother, Philip Oddo.  Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Hedstrom and her husband Gary of Hudson, NH, two sons, Michael P. Bonish and his wife Betty of Woburn and John F. Bonish and his wife Virginia of Wilmington, a sister, Emma Fama and her husband Carmen of Woburn and a sister-in-law, Bernadette Oddo of Woburn.  She was also the beloved grandmother of Michael, Christina, and Mark Bonish, Vanessa Hedstrom, and Scott, James, and Stephen Bonish.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, December 30th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marion's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.


December 27, 2003

Michel G. Nicolas

Michel G. Nicolas, 68, passed away at his home in Woburn after a short illness on Saturday, December 27.  He was the husband of Ivette (Daaboul) Nicolas.  Born in Anfe, North Lebanon, he was the son of the late Gerges, and the late Zakie Nicolas. 

While living in Lebanon, he worked as an industrial mechanic.  He came to the United States in 1994, living in Cambridge.  He then came to Woburn in 1997.  Until this summer, Michel had worked at his son's gas station, the Woburn Square Mobil in Woburn Center.  He was very loving and devoted to his entire family. 

In addition to his wife, Michel is survived by four sons, Sam, Johnny, Wally, and George Nicolas, all of Woburn.  He is also survived by many grandchildren. 

Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday evening, January 1 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services and burial will be in Anfe, Lebanon.


December 28, 2003

Stephen Wasnock

Wasnock, Stephen - in Woburn, December 28th. Services are private, and there are no calling hours.

 

Mary E. Reil

MARY E. REIL - in Woburn, December 28th, daughter of the late Frank and Nellie (Bradley) Reil. Dear sister of Frederick Reil and his wife Ann of Salem, NH, Helen Biggio of Stoneham, Adeline Faysal and her husband Sam of W. Palm Beach, FL, Josephine Hullinger and Marjorie Reil, both of Woburn, and the late Francis, George, Joseph "Skippy", Benjamin, Jean, and Annie Reil, and Catherine Scire. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 5th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. Reil, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away here on Sunday, December 28th, following an extended illness. She was eighty-two years of age. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie (Bradley) Reil. She graduated from Woburn High School and lived in the city all her life. Mary worked for the Winn Company for many years as a buffer. As a pastime she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were four brothers, Francis, George, Joseph "Skippy", and Benjamin Reil, and three sisters, Jean and Annie Reil and Catherine Scire. Surviving are a brother, Frederick Reil and his wife Ann of Salem, New Hampshire, four sisters, Helen Biggio of Stoneham, Adeline Faysal and her husband Sam of W. Palm Beach, FL, and Josephine Hullinger and Marjorie Reil, both of Woburn. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 5th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.


December 30, 2003

Kathleen E. (Pellegrino) Hall

Kathleen E. (Pellegrino) Hall, 58, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a lengthy illness on Tuesday evening, December 30.  She was the wife of Robert W. Hall.  Born in Charlestown and raised in Wellesley, she was the daughter of Joseph F. Pellegrino of Wellesley, and the late Mildred (Robertson) Pellegrino. 

Kathleen was a member of the North Congregational Church in North Woburn.  She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. 

In addition to her husband and her father, Kathleen is survived by one daughter, Maria Hall of Woburn; one brother, Paul Pellegrino and one sister in law, Paula Pellegrino, both of Melrose.  She is also survived by her niece and godchild Marissa Pellegrino; and her nephew, Nicholas Pellegrino, both of Melrose; and an aunt, Joann Pellegrino of Rockport, Maine. 

A graveside service will be held at the Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem St., Woburn on Saturday, January 3 at 10:15 am, followed by a memorial service at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., North Woburn on Saturday at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday evening from 4-8 pm.

 

Barbara Jean Ramos

Barbara Jean Ramos, passed away at her Woburn home on Monday evening following a lengthy illness, she was thirty-three years old. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of Susan J. (Fisher) Rezendes of Woburn and Phil L. Lindsay of Sudbury. Barbara was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School, she continued her education in the Health Care Industry, and worked for Woodbriar Nursing Care Center, of Wilmington.

In addition to her daughter; Angela Jean Ramos and her parents, she is survived by her sister Kristen Doris Rezendes of Woburn and two brothers. James Dean Lindsday of Dedham and John William Lindsay of Colorado

Her funeral service will be conducted in the Claredon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd. Somerville, on Saturday, January 3, at 10 AM, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting hours at the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Friday, January 2, from 5 thru 8.


January 2, 2004

Anilkumar L. Patel

Services are Private


January 3, 2003

Helen A. Abreu

Helen A. Abreu, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, on Saturday, January 3, at the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Manuael J. “Money” Abreu, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.

Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Helen C. and Anthony J. Gonsalves. She was a graduate of St. Charles High School and for a number of years she worked as a noontime monitor at the Hurley and Wyman Schools. She was devoted to her family ,church and community, Helen was talented artist, she enjoyed drawing Christmas cards, some were used by local business in there Christmas mailings.

In her early years she enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband, and later in life she enjoyed her friends at the Sr. Center, taking day trips, crocheting, gardening and walking. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Surviving are her daughters Rita H. Doherty of Woburn and Rachel T. Abreu of Hayward, CA, her son in law Robert Doherty of Woburn. Six grandchildren; Robert Doherty Jr., Kelly Fay, Cheryl Braulik, Tracy Surette, David Doherty and Jody Doherty. Five great grandchildren Erin and Ryan Fay, Jacob Doherty, Kian Braulik and Robert Doherty III. One Sister Ann Roszell of Rockport.

In addition to her husband Manuel, she was predeceased by her three brothers John, Anthony and Frances Gonsalves, and two sisters Mary DeAbreu and Matilda Manie.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Wednesday, January 7, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 6, from 4 thru 8. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in Helen's memory to the Woburn Friends of Hospice Care, Inc. PO Box 114, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the St. Charles of Borremeo Restoration Fund 280 Main St. Woburn, MA 01801.


January 4, 2004

Richard L. Reil

Reil – in Woburn, Sunday, January 4th, Richard L. beloved husband of Edna (Spencer) Reil and the late Patricia (McElhiney) Reil. Devoted father of Janice Barry and her husband Richard, Jacqueline Reil and Richard L. Reil, Jr. all of Woburn. Loving grandfather of Richard, Timothy and Jillian Barry.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, January 7th, at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 9. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn. 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. Air Force Veteran WWII


OBITUARY:


Richard L. Reil, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away quietly on Sunday, January 4th at the Lifecare Center in Stoneham. The beloved husband of Edna (Spencer) Reil and the late Patricia (McElhiney) Reil, he was seventy-six years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Sarah (Hopington) Reil.

Richard was educated in the Woburn Public School and was a graduate of Woburn High School. After graduating he entered the Air Force serving his country during WWII. Upon his return from military duty, Richard returned to his home in Woburn where he and his wife Patricia (McElhiney) Reil raised their three children. Patricia passed away in September of 1975 and he later married Edna (Spencer) Reil.

Richard was a quiet man, who loved his home and his family, especially his three grandchildren. In his leisure, he enjoyed watching a variety of sporting events. An employee of the A&P Supermarket for twenty five years, he attained the position of manager which he held for several years. After his retirement from the A&P, he worked at Raytheon in the maintenance engineering department.

He is survived by his wife Edna (Spencer) Reil, his children Janice Barry and her husband Richard, Jacqueline Reil, Richard L. Reil, Jr., and his grandchildren Richard, Timothy and Jillian Barry all of Woburn.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, January 7th, at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 9. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn. 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.


January 7, 2004

Anthony "T .R." Russo

Photo of Anthony ANTHONY "T .R." RUSSO – of Woburn, January 7th, age 31, beloved son of Carol (Kittredge) Russo of Woburn and the late Anthony Russo. Dear brother of Cheryl Ann Russo of Saugus; loving grandson of Emily Kittredge of Wenham and Josephine Russo of Chelsea. Also survived by his girlfriend and soul mate, Robin Thurston of Woburn, formerly of Colorado, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 12th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in T .R.’s memory in care of the Family House at Shadyside, 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

OBITUARY:

Anthony Russo, 31, of Woburn, passed away on Wednesday, January 7th, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Anthony, known affectionately as “T .R.”, had successfully undergone a rare multi-visceral transplant in May of 2002. He had been doing well until he developed an infection while attending an organ transplant fundraiser in Pennsylvania this past September. He fought a courageous, challenging fight throughout his illness, and was widely known as a “poster child” for organ donations.

Born December 21, 1972, he was the son of Carol (Kittredge) Russo of Woburn and the late Anthony Russo. Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at about age ten, he went into remission for a time and made a video to help other kids not to be afraid of an intravenous feeding procedure.

Anthony was a 1991 graduate of Woburn High School and a 1994 graduate of Boston College. He worked as head of accounting for Bread & Circus at Fresh Pond in Cambridge until he became too ill to work several years ago. He had an 18-hour transplant surgery in May of 2002, entailing transplant of not only the liver, but the small intestine, pancreas, and duodenum. After a promising recovery, he once again took ill in recent months.  His determination and courage were inspirational, and he worked tirelessly to encourage others to consider organ donation.

In addition to his mother, Carol Russo of Woburn, he leaves a sister, Cheryl Ann Russo of Saugus, his maternal grandmother, Emily Kittredge of Wenham and his paternal grandmother, Josephine Russo of Chelsea.  He is also survived by his girlfriend and soul mate, Robin Thurston of Woburn, formerly of Colorado, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 12th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in T .R.’s memory in care of the Family House at Shadyside, 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

 

Joanne C. Presti

Presti, Joanne C. of Woburn, January 7, Devoted mother of Justin Presti and Sean Pollak of Woburn and the late Alyssa Ann Presti. Cherished daughter of Annette (Bertolino) and Peter F. Presti of Billerica. Sister of Peter Presti of FL., Steven Presti of Wakefield, and Mark Presti of Billerica. Loving Granddaughter of Frances and Joseph Presti of Medford, Marie Bertolino of Somerville and the late Frank Bertolino.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Thursday, January 15, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Tuesday and Wednesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be sent in memory of Joanne and Alyssa Ann to Citizens Bank, 6 Russell St. Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Alyssa Ann Presti

Presti, Alyssa Ann – of Woburn, January 7, beloved daughter of the late Joanne C. Presti. Sister of Justin Presti and Sean Pollak of Woburn. Cherished granddaughter of Annette (Bertolino) and Peter F. Presti of Billerica. Loving niece of Peter Presti of Fl., Steven Presti of Wakefield and Mark Presti of Billerica. Great granddaughter of Frances and Joseph Presti of Medford, Marie Bertolino of Somerville and the late Frank Bertolino. Godchild of Di Di Caproni of Peabody and Peter Presti of FL.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Thursday, January 15, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Tuesday and Wednesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be sent in memory of Joanne and Alyssa Ann to Citizens Bank , 6 Russell St., Woburn, MA 01801.


January 8, 2004

Mary C. (Rigney) Connelly

Photo of Mary C. (Rigney) Connelly MARY C. (RIGNEY) CONNELLY - in Woburn, formerly of Troy, NY, and Lantana, FL, January 8th. Beloved wife of the late Edward P. Connelly. Devoted mother of Neil E. Connelly of Woburn and his fiancée, Donna Diorio, Daniel F. Connelly and his wife Laura of Myrtle Beach, SC, and the late James T. Connelly. Loving grandmother of Eric Downs of NYC.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Mary C. Connelly, a retired registered nurse and mother of Woburn resident Neil Connelly, passed away at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Thursday, January 8th, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Edward P. Connelly, who died six years ago. Born in Middletown, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (McCarroll) Rigney. She attended Middletown schools and received her nurse's training at St. Vincent's School of Nursing in New York City.

Following her marriage, she lived with her family in Troy, New York, for many years until retiring to Lantana, Florida twenty years ago. She had resided in the Woburn area in recent months.

In addition to her husband Edward, she was preceded in death by a son, James T. Connelly. Surviving are two sons, Neil E. Connelly of Woburn and his fiancée, Donna Diorio, and Daniel F. Connelly of Myrtle Beach, SC, and his wife Laura. She also leaves one grandson, Eric Downs of New York City.

Memorial services will be held in Stillwater, New York, at a later date.

 

Teresa M. (DiRusso) Richardson

Photo of Teresa M. (DiRusso) RichardsonTERESA M. (DiRUSSO) RICHARDSON – in Woburn, January 8th. Beloved wife of the late Carleton J. Richardson. Devoted mother of Barbara Senese and Carleton Richardson, Jr., both of Woburn. Dear sister of Eleanor Janeliunas of Woburn and the late Benedict DiRusso. Loving grandmother of Darryl Senese and his wife Amy. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 12th, at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord. Donations may be made in Teresa’s memory to Cooperative Elderly Services, 24 Muzzey St., Lexington, MA 02421.

OBITUARY:

Teresa M. Richardson, a resident of Woburn for many years, passed away here Thursday, January 8th, following a lengthy illness. The wife of the late Carleton Richardson, Sr., who died eighteen years ago, she was ninety years of age. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Ellen (Toomey) DiRusso. She attended Cambridge schools and lived in Somerville for a number of years before moving to Woburn’s West Side forty-four years ago.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Benedict DiRusso. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Senese and a son, Carleton Richardson, Jr., both of Woburn; a sister, Eleanor Janeliunas of Woburn, and her grandson, Darryl Senese and his wife Amy. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 12th, at 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Teresa’s memory to Cooperative Elderly Services, 24 Muzzey St., Lexington, MA 02421.

 

Mabel A. Smith

Smith, Mabel A. – Of Burlington formerly of Reading, January 8, Age 100, beloved wife of the late Robert W. Smith. Devoted mother of David W. Smith and his wife Rosemary of Burlington, Roberta Stensland and her husband Capt. John Stensland, USN of CA. Loving grandmother of Robert Smith and his wife Antonia, Laura Temple and her husband Scott, Brenda Stensland and Jodi Blackwell. Loving great grandmother of Christopher Bahatouris, Alyssa, Nolan and Sarah Rose Temple.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn, on Wednesday, January 14, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott.

Mabel A. Smith, passed away on Thursday, January 8, at the Woburn Nursing Center following a brief illness, she was one hundred years old. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Smith.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Alice (Wilder) and J. Arthur Smith. She graduated Wellesley High School, and continued her education at Boston University where she received a associate’s degree.

Mabel was devoted to raising her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren. She was a resident of Burlington, but spent her earlier years in the town of Reading living at Peter Sanborn Place. She was a former member of the Pythian Sisters of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her Son David W. Smith and his wife Rosemary of Burlington, a daughter Roberta Stensland and her husband Capt. John Stensland USN of California. She also leaves her grandchildren Robert Smith and his wife Antonia, Laura Temple and her husband Scott, Brenda Stensland and Jodi Blackwell, also her loving great grandchildren Christopher Bahatouris, Alyssa, Nolan and Sara Rose Temple.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn, on Wednesday, January 14, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott.


January 10, 2004

Alexander W. Swain

Photo of Alexander W. SwainALEXANDER W. SWAIN - Age 43, in Woburn, suddenly, January 10th, beloved son of James F. Swain of Temple, NH, and his wife Nancy, and the late Carol (Struys) Nastasi. Devoted brother of Robert J. Swain of Woburn. Also survived by his dear friend, Julie Murphy of Peabody.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, January 13th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Alexander W. Swain, 43, of Woburn, passed away suddenly at his home here early Saturday. He was the son of James F. Swain of Temple, New Hampshire, and the late Carol (Struys) Nastasi.  Born in Sacramento, California, he lived in several locales throughout the country as part of a military family. He attended high school in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School with the Class of 1978.

He lived in Winchester and Woburn following high school, and worked as a chef at various Boston area restaurants, including Durgin Park in Boston.  For the past five years he had been working as a crossing tender for Amtrak.  Alex enjoyed the outdoors, particularly camping and fishing.

Surviving are his father, James F. Swain of Temple, NH, and his wife Nancy, his brother, Robert J. Swain of Woburn, and his dear friend, Julie Murphy of Peabody.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, January 13th, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.


January 12, 2004

Frederick J. Reil

Reil - in Hudson, NH, formerly of Woburn, January 12th, Frederick J., beloved husband of Ann M. (Doherty) Reil. Dear brother of Margie Reil and Josephine Halgerson, both of Woburn, Helen Biggio of Stoneham, Adeline Fazil of FL, and the late Francis, George, Joseph "Skippy", Benjamin, Annie, Mary, and Jean Reil, and Catherine Scire. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, January 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Fred's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.


January 13, 2003

Allan C. Stirling

Allan C. Stirling, 85, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, January 13, after a brief illness.  He was the husband of F. Ruth (Dewhurst) Stirling.  Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Henry, and the late Agnes (Roxburg) Stirling. 

Allan was a 1936 graduate of Somerville High School.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in Europe.  Allan worked as a Draftsman for the Middlesex County Planning Dept. for over 36 years.  He retired in 1981. 

In addition to his wife, Allan is survived by one son, A. Bruce Stirling of Burlington, and a daughter in law, Allison Stirling.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Carolyn Ruth, Susan Leigh, Laura Jean, Jennifer Beth, and Kenneth Allan Stirling, all of Burlington; and one brother, John R. Stirling of Woburn. 

A funeral service will be held at the Hope Christian Church, 58 Mt. Vernon St., Winchester  on Saturday, January 17 at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to Camp Berea, 68 Berea Rd., Hebron, NH 03241-9978.


January 14, 2003

William J. Collins

Photo of William J. CollinsCOLLINS, WILLIAM J. – in Woburn, suddenly, January 14th, beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Melia) Collins. Devoted father of Kathleen M. McGreal and her husband Gerard of North Reading, William J. Collins, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Burlington, Michael F. Collins and his wife Carolyn of S. Boston, and Christine M. Collins of Winchester. Beloved son of Helen (Noonan) Collins of Woburn and the late William Collins. Dear brother of Francis X. Collins and his wife Rosemary of VT, and Barbara A. Walsh and her husband Joseph of Stoneham. Loving grandfather of Sean, Michael, and Kaitlin McGreal and Alexis, Mitchell, Connor, and Brendan Collins. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 17th, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the St. Charles Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


OBITUARY:

William J. Collins, a well-known Woburn resident who was active in the youth sports programs in the city, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, January 14th, after having been stricken while working in Providence, Rhode Island. The husband of Kathleen M. (Melia) Collins for over thirty-nine years, he was sixty-four years of age.

Raised in Somerville, he was the son of Helen (Noonan) Collins of Woburn and the late William Collins. He graduated from St. John’s High School in North Cambridge with the class of 1957 and attended Northeastern University.  For the past thirty-six years he had made his home in Woburn.

His career began with Shawmut Bank where he was employed for seventeen years. He later worked for Commercial Union for six years, and most recently was working for Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, Rhode Island, as a project manager. His work involved the implementation of new software, and taking the ‘bugs’ out of programs was his responsibility.

An avid hockey player throughout his life, he played in a senior league twice weekly right up until this past weekend. Another passion was golf, and he could be found on the courses at Green Meadow, NH, and at Myrtle Beach year round as weather permitted.

He was a founder of the Woburn Youth Soccer program, a founding member of the Irish American Club, a coach with Woburn Youth Hockey as well as the Woburn Girls Softball league, and he was an active member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

His family was most important in his life, however, and to his grandchildren he was their beloved “Papa”. He was very proud of his family and was always there for his children. Friends and acquaintances alike referred to him as “Mr. Good Guy” and he was known for never having had a bad word to say about anyone. His Catholic faith was also very important to him.

Surviving in addition to his wife Kathleen and his mother, Helen Collins of Woburn, are four children: Kathleen M. McGreal and her husband Gerard of North Reading, William J. Collins, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Burlington, Michael F. Collins and his wife Carolyn of S. Boston, and Christine M. Collins of Winchester; a brother, Francis X. Collins and his wife Rosemary of Vermont, and a sister, Barbara A. Walsh and her husband Joseph of Stoneham. He was also the beloved grandfather of Sean, Michael, and Kaitlin McGreal and Alexis, Mitchell, Connor, and Brendan Collins, and uncle to several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 17th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the St. Charles Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Eleanor (Lucia) Mullaney

ELEANOR (LUCIA) MULLANEY – in Winchester, formerly of Boston, January 14th. Beloved wife of the late Jerome Mullaney. Dear sister of Marie Gagliomella and Amerigo Lucia, both of Woburn, and Edith Ciarfella and Al Lucia, both of Winchester. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, January 16th, at 9:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Eleanor (Lucia) Mullaney passed away in Winchester Wednesday morning, January 14th, at the age of ninety. She was the wife of the late Jerome Mullaney, who died in 1988.

Born and raised in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Concettina (Cipri) Lucia. She worked for many years for the Schrafft’s Chocolate Company, where she met her husband Jerome, to whom she was married for forty-five years.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers Medeo, Guy, Angelo, and Ernest Lucia.  Surviving are two brothers, Amerigo Lucia of Woburn and Al Lucia of Winchester, two sisters, Marie Gagliomella of Woburn, and Edith Ciarfella of Winchester. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, January 16th, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


January 16, 2004

Veronica G. "Vera" Ginevicz

Photo of Veronica G. VERONICA G. "Vera" GINEVICZ – in Woburn, January 16th, daughter of the late Vincentas J. and Veronica J. (Stechart) Ginevicz. Sister of the late William Ginevicz and Jennie Zubel. Beloved aunt of Ellen McHugh and Carol Carbone, both of Woburn, Cheryl Farley, William Ginevicz, Jr., and Mary Paschall, all of Colorado, Linda Cantamessa of NY.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 17th, at 11:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 12 noon. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Veronica’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02160.

OBITUARY:

Veronica G. Ginevicz, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away here early this morning at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Vincentas J. and Veronica J. (Stechart) Ginevicz.

She was a graduate of Woburn High School and then went to work for Sears Roebuck, where she remained for forty years, working in the catalog department in Brookline. Vera, as she was known to her family and friends, enjoyed traveling and was a member of the St. Anthony Choir for many years, and was also active in the Woburn Senior Citizens organization.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Ginevicz, and a sister, Jennie Zubel.  Vera was the beloved aunt of Ellen McHugh and Carol Carbone, both of Woburn, Cheryl Farley, William Ginevicz, Jr., and Mary Paschall, all of Colorado, and Linda Cantamessa of NY.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 17th, at 11:30 a.m. , followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 12 noon. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in Veronica’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02160.


January 19, 2004

Edwin J. Wright

Edwin J. Wright, 79, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a short illness on Monday evening, January 19.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Evans) Wright, who died in 2000.  Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Edwin, and the late Helen (Sterns) Wright. 

Edwin graduated from Somerville High School, and the Boston University School of Management.  Mr. Wright was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre.  He worked as a Transportation Manager for American Builtrite, formerly of Cambridge, retiring in 1989.  Edwin was a member of the Somerville Masonic Lodge in Somerville. 

He is survived by one son, Robert E. Wright and his wife Elizabeth; two grandsons, Christopher Wright and his wife Katie, and Jonathan Wright; one granddaughter, Caitlin Wright; and one great grandson, Max Wright.  He is also survived by one brother, Frederick Wright and his wife Jane; and one sister, Nancy Wright.  Funeral services were private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 25 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116.


January 21, 2004

Gabriel Santos

Mr. Gabriel Santos, age 62, of Woburn past away Wednesday evening following a lengthy illness. Born in Portugal he was the son of the late Virginia (Barbosa) and Manuel DaSilva Santos. Mr. Santos was a Woburn resident for twenty - five years. He worked for many years as a machinist and was devoted to his family. He also enjoyed fishing as a recreation. Mr. Santos was a member of the Portuguese - American Recreation Club of Woburn.

Mr. Santos is survived by his beloved wife Manuela (Pinto) Santos and three children, Maria Gabriela Smith of Tewksbury, Carlos M. Santos of Woburn and Fatima M. Silvestri of Pelham, NH. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren and three brothers and a sister.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Saturday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 5 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Burial will be in the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


January 23, 2004

Thelma M. (MacDonald) Erwin

Thelma M. (MacDonald) Erwin, 93, a former resident of Woburn, passed away at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield on Friday, January 23.  She was the wife of the late John T. Erwin who died in 1995.  Born in Concord, NH, she was the daughter of the late Harold, and the late Elfie Mae (Frances) Erwin. 

Mrs. Erwin had been a Woburn resident for most of her life before moving to East Longmeadow.  She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Woburn for 70 years, and was a member of the Sybil White Class.  In earlier years, she helped her husband with the family business, the former John Erwin Groceries in Woburn's Central Square.  She was also a member of the Woburn Women's Club, and had worked as a volunteer at the former Choate Hospital in Woburn. 

In addition to her husband, Thelma was predeceased by a daughter, the late Shirley Erwin Pomeroy.  She is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Stone and her husband Raymond of East Longmeadow, formerly of Woburn.  She is also survived by one grandson, Gary E. Stone and his wife Kristina of East Longmeadow, one granddaughter, Brenda Stone of Arizona; and four great grandchildren, Christopher, Nicole, Jonathan, and Julia Stone. 

A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Woburn on Monday, February 2.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3 Winn St., Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


January 25, 2004

Penelope Skounjos

Penelope Skounjos, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Sunday Morning, January 25.  She was 75 years of age.  “Penny”, as she was known to family and friends, was the daughter of the late Harry, and the late Georgia (Beldekas) Skounjos.  She was raised in Woburn, and was a graduate of Woburn High School. Mrs. Skounjos had worked for Raytheon for 25 years, retiring in 1991. 

In addition to her parents, Penny was predeceased by her two brothers, the late George, and the late Peter Skounjos.  She is survived by her sister in law, Bella Skounjos of Woburn; and three nieces, Georgiann Lelecas and her husband Peter of Chelmsford, Elaine Zaharris and her husband David of Woburn, and Bonnie Johnson and her husband George of Woburn.  She is also survived by several close friends.  The funeral was held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday, January 28.  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.


January 29, 2004

Manuel J. "Manny" Raposo
 
Mr. Manuel J. “Manny” Raposo, age 43, of Melrose formerly of Woburn, passed away Wednesday at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge he was the son of Shirley A. Janes of Stoneham and Edward Raposo Sr. of Billerica. Manny worked for many years as a truck driver and was most recently employed by the Central Steel Co. of Somerville. Manny was extremely devoted to his family and his hobbies included fishing, boating, shooting and he was also an avid model railroader. Mr. Raposo was a member of the Woburn Sportsman's Assoc.

It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Manny´s memory to the Kidney Cancer Research Fund Non Clear Renal Cell/ Manuel Raposo, c/o Michael B. Atkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Ctr. 330 Brookline Ave., KS-153 Boston, MA 02215.

In addition to his parents, Manny is survived by his life long love, Cynthia Goyette of Melrose, sisters; Carol Woods of Billerica, Margaret Dobie of Lancaster, Susan Shipka of Burlington and a brother, Edward Raposo Jr. of Wakefield. He is also survived by his nieces Rachel, Marlena, Ashley, Angela, Emily, Michelle and Madison and nephews Peter, George, Michael and Matthew.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Saturday at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


January 30, 2004

Judith Emerson

Judith Emerson of Woburn, a former longtime resident of Beverly, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on January 30.  She was 67 years of age.  Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Carl R., and the late Phyllis G. (Norcross) Hammond.

Mrs. Emerson worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for thirty years, most recently at Radius Healthcare in Beverly.  She was devoted to her profession, and retired only after her health prevented her from continuing work.  Judith loved animals, and was a horse owner for 23 years.  She enjoyed horseback riding with her daughter through many trails, state parks and beaches in the North Shore towns.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. 

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie L. McGovern and her husband James Sr. of Woburn; and her three grandchildren, Tara, Kristina, and James McGovern Jr.  She is also survived by two sisters, Corinne Talbot and her husband Donald of Haverhill, and Jane Digan of Beverly.  She is further survived by one cousin, Marion Bunce, and her husband Richard of NH; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.  In addition to her parents, Judith was predeceased by her former husband, the late Vincent Genawese Jr. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3 Winn St., Woburn on Saturday afternoon, February 14 at 1:00 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3 Winn St., Woburn, MA 01801; or the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

Claire L. (Casey) Dean

Photo of Claire L. (Casey) DeanCLAIRE L. (CASEY) DEAN – in Lexington, formerly of Woburn, Friday, January 30th. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Dean. Devoted mother of Robert M. Dean of Florida, Jeffrey Dean and his wife Dona of Billerica and Susan E. Dumont of FL. Loving sister of Ruth Volpe of Florida and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Lindmark. Loving grandmother of three adoring grandchildren.

Services are private and are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Claire's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.

OBITUARY:

Claire L. Dean, a longtime resident of Lexington, passed away quietly early Friday morning, January 30th. The beloved wife of the late Robert E. Dean , she was eighty-two years of age.

Born in Woburn, Claire was the daughter of the late William E. and Louise (Madden) Casey. She was educated in the Woburn Public Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1939. Claire continued her education at Fisher Jr. College in Boston.

In 1952, she and her husband Robert, who passed away in 1970, took up residence in Lexington. Claire was the devoted mother of three children and a loving grandmother of three grandchildren. In addition to her family, she worked as a travel agent for Colpitts Travel in Lexington Center for almost thirty years. She loved her work and it afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world during her career, having visited over forty countries including Russia before the end of the Cold War.

Claire was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Dean, and her sister Elizabeth “Betty” Lindmark. She is survived by her children Jeffrey K. Dean and his wife Dona of Billerica, Robert M. Dean and Susan E. Dumont both of Florida, her sister Ruth Volpe of Florida and her grandchildren, Steven, Nicole and Scott.

Services are private and are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Claire’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.


February 3, 2004

Robert W. Ames

Robert W. Ames, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the V. A. Medical Center in Boston after a long illness on Tuesday, February 3.  He was 72 years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Warner, and the late Helen (Quigley) Ames. 

Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He loved music, and had written several songs that were published and recorded many years ago.  He also had a love for animals. 

In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by one brother, the late Oliver F. Ames; and four sisters the late Alversa Ekberg, the late Grace Hoelscher, the late Laura Hill, and the late Muriel Durlin.  He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Apple of California, and Sylvia Tucker of Byfield; many nieces and nephews; and his “family” at the Bedford V. A. Hospital. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 322 Main St., Woburn on Tuesday, February 10 at 11:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate in Robert's memory to the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


February 4, 2004

Catherine A. (Proctor) Gangi

Photo of Catherine A. (Proctor) GangiCATHERINE A. (PROCTOR) GANGI - age 51, in Woburn, February 4th. Beloved wife of Stephen Gangi. Devoted mother of Chantel Gangi and Stephen Gangi, Jr., both of Woburn. Dear daughter of Philip Proctor, Jr. of Woburn and the late Mary J. (Wheaton) Proctor. Dear sister of Philip "Buddy" Proctor III of Florida, Harry Proctor of Lowell, and Cindy Sindoni of Woburn. Loving aunt of Virginia Lavender, Jenne and Sarah Sindoni, Mary and Michelle Proctor, Kelli O'Rourke, and John Proctor. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, & cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7th, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, corner of Winn and Main Streets, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours will be at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Massachusetts Division, PO Box 1218, Arlington, MA 02474-0070.

OBITUARY:

Catherine A. (Proctor) Gangi, 51, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away in Stoneham early Wednesday, February 4th, following an illness of nearly two years. She was the wife of Stephen Gangi for the past thirty-four years. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of Philip Proctor, Jr., of Woburn and the late Mary J. (Wheaton) Proctor. She attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1971. She and her husband lived in Lawrence for a few years before coming back to live in Woburn.

Her priority in life was her family. She most enjoyed spending time with her children and her extended family of nieces and nephews. Until her illness prevented her from doing so, she loved her daily three-mile walks, particularly around Horn Pond. She also had a 'green thumb' and enjoyed gardening.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Mary J. (Wheaton) Proctor. Surviving in addition to her husband Stephen and her father, Philip Proctor, Jr. of Woburn, are her daughter, Chantel Gangi and her son, Stephen Gangi, Jr., both of Woburn, two brothers, Philip "Buddy" Proctor III of Florida and Harry Proctor of Lowell, and a sister, Cindy Sindoni of Woburn.

She was also the loving aunt of Virginia Lavender, Jenne and Sarah Sindoni, Mary and Michelle Proctor, Kelli O'Rourke, and John Proctor. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, & cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7th, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, corner of Winn and Main Streets, Woburn. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours will be at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, February 6th, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Massachusetts Division, PO Box 1218, Arlington, MA 02474-0070.


February 5, 2004

Frances E. (Restivo) Chiumiento

Photo of Frances E. (Restivo) ChiumientoFRANCES E. (RESTIVO) CHIUMIENTO - in Woburn, February 5th. Beloved wife of John A. Chiumiento. Devoted mother of John A. Chiumiento, Jr. and his wife Marie of Woburn and Patrick C. Chiumiento and his wife Marsha of York, ME. Dear sister of Samuel Restivo and his wife Ann of Burlington, and Severio Restivo and his wife Rosemary of Woburn, Ann LaDelfe and her husband Angelo, and Veronica Restivo, all of Woburn, and the late Rose Lemone. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Louis Lemone of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Michael, Christopher and his wife Kristen, Jeffrey and Loreen Chiumiento.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 9th, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 11:30. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Frances' memory to the VNA Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Frances E. (Restivo) Chiumiento, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at her home Thursday evening, February 5th, following a lengthy illness. The wife of John A. Chiumiento for the past sixty-one years, she was eighty-four years of age.
Born and raised in Woburn, she attended Woburn schools and was a lifelong resident of the South End of the city.

She devoted her life to the happiness and well-being of her family, particularly her grandchildren, with whom she loved spending time. She enjoyed cooking for her family and looked forward to Sunday family gatherings, for which she spent most of the week preparing a feast.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Rose Lemone. Surviving in addition to her husband John are two sons, John A. Chiumiento, Jr. and his wife Marie of Woburn and Patrick C. Chiumiento and his wife Marsha of York, Maine, two brothers, Samuel Restivo and his wife Ann of Burlington, and Severio Restivo and his wife Rosemary of Woburn, two sisters, Ann LaDelfe and her husband Angelo, and Veronica Restivo, all of Woburn. Also surviving is her brother-in-law, Louis Lemone of Woburn.

She was the loving and devoted grandmother of Michael, Christopher and his wife Kristen, Jeffrey and Loreen Chiumiento. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and a great-grandniece and nephew.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 9th, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 11:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Frances' memory to the VNA Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


February 6, 2004

Theresa A. (Healy) Bruno

Theresa A. (Healy) Bruno, 68, of Woburn, passed away at her home on Friday morning, February 6, after a year long battle with cancer.  She was the wife of Dan M. Bruno, and they had been married for 45 years.  Born and raised in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late James, and the late Mary (O'Donnell) Healy. 

As a young lady, Mrs. Bruno had worked for New England Telephone, and later at the law firm of Palmer and Dodge in Boston.  Most recently she had been helping out at her husband's business, Dunn & Bruno, Inc. in Boston.  Theresa was an avid reader and loved gardening.  But above all, she was deeply devoted to her family. 

In addition to her husband, Theresa is survived by two sons, Dan J. Bruno and Gregory C. Bruno, both of Woburn; and one daughter, Laura A. Webb and her husband David of Tewksbury.  She is also survived by three granddaughters, Amie and Amanda Webb, and Danielle Bruno; two sisters, Mary Connelly of Braintree and Rose Biggins of Milton; one brother, John Healy of Dorchester; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, the late Geraldine Petrola and the late Susan Fonseca; and one brother, the late James Healy. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Barbara's Church on Monday, February 9. Burial took place at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's memory may be made to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180; or Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, 131 ORNAC, John Cuming Bldg., Ste. 200, Concord, MA 01742.

 

Dr. David W. Folan, Jr.

Photo of Dr. David W. Folan, Jr.DR. DAVID W. FOLAN, JR. – of Woburn, February 6th. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy H. (Corbiere) Folan. Devoted father of Kathleen Phillips and Patricia Loder, both of Wilmington, Mary Hogan of N. Chelmsford, Dorothy Folan of Woburn, David W. Folan III of Maine, and Daniel Folan of Andover. Dear brother of Elizabeth “Betty” Folan of Rye, NH, John Folan of Stoneham, and the late Edna O’Day Round and Theresa Hogan. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 10th, at the Countryside Bible Chapel, 480 Lowell Street, Lexington (see directions below), at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Donations may be made in Dr. Folan’s memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Attn: Director of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.

OBITUARY:

Dr. David W. Folan, M.D., a well-known Woburn dermatologist, died at his home in Wilmington, where he had resided for the past four years, on Friday, February 6th, following a lengthy illness. The husband of the late Dorothy H. (Corbiere) Folan, he was eighty-two years of age.

Dr. Folan was born in Woburn, the son of the late David W. and Elizabeth (Doherty) Folan. His father, known as "Bill" Folan, was a well-known Woburn police officer.

A 1939 graduate of Woburn High School, he received his bachelor's degree from Boston College with the class of 1943. A Navy veteran of World War II, he graduated from Tufts Medical School in 1946, serving his internship at the naval hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Folan had the distinction of earning the top score nationwide on the American Board of Internal Medicine exam in 1946.

He began his dermatology practice with Dr. Downing on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, and later worked out of Dr. Joyce's office in Woburn as well as in an office in Wakefield. In addition, he volunteered at clinics in St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Boston City Hospital. His professional memberships included the American Dermatological Association. He was also a member of the Boston College Alumni Association and the Woburn Rotary Club.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing tennis. He and his wife Dorothy loved to travel, and throughout the years visited every continent except Antarctica.

In addition to his wife Dorothy, who died fifteen months ago, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna O'Day Round and Theresa Hogan.  Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen Phillips of Wilmington, Mary Hogan of N. Chelmsford, Dorothy "Dotty" Folan of Woburn, and Patricia Loder of Wilmington; two sons, David W. Folan III of Maine and Daniel Folan of Andover; and a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Folan of Rye, NH.

He also leaves sixteen grandchildren: Shannon, Nathan, and Cory Phillips, Shawna, Stephen Jr., and Michael Hogan, Blaine Asjylyn and Chad Loder, Sarath Phan, Melissa and Anthony Khim, and Joseph Costin, Jeremy, Sam, and Alanna Folan, and Sara Nicole Folan, and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Arianna, Bradley, and Zachery.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 10th, at the Countryside Bible Chapel, 480 Lowell Street, Lexington, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Donations may be made in Dr. Folan’s memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Attn: Director of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

James Larry Parker

Photo of James Larry ParkerJAMES LARRY PARKER – in Woburn, February 6th. Beloved husband of Linda M. (Johnson) Parker. Devoted father of Stephen L. and Teri L., both of Woburn. Dear brother of Joyce Lockhart of Tennessee, Danny Parker of Lakeville, and the late Kenny Parker; and brother-in-law of Joyce M. Parker of Woburn.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 11th, at 11 a.m. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

James Larry Parker of Woburn passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington late Friday evening, February 6th, after having been stricken while at work two weeks earlier. The husband of Linda M. (Johnson) for nearly 37 years, he was sixty years of age.

Born in Murphy, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William Scott and Hazel (Dehart) Parker. His early years were spent in various parts of the country, and he graduated from South Boston High School with the Class of 1963. He had made his home in Woburn with his family for the past thirty years.

For twenty-two years, Mr. Parker, known to family and friends as "Larry", worked for John Hancock Insurance in Boston as a printer. After taking an early retirement, he went to work as a custodian. He had been working at MIT Lincoln Labs when he was stricken two weeks ago, and as a result suffered injuries in a fall.

He was a member of the Towanda Club, and In earlier years held membership in the Irish-American Club of Woburn. He enjoyed walking, particularly around Horn Pond, and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed the Red Sox and Patriots, but especially liked to attend games in which his grandnieces and nephews played.

Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Parker. Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are a son, Stephen L. Parker, and a daughter, Teri L. Parker, both of Woburn, a sister, Joyce Lockhart of Tennessee, and a brother, Danny Parker of Lakeville. He was also the brother-in-law of Joyce M. Parker of Woburn.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 11th, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ingrid Barrett of the North Congregational Church officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

Ellen T. Gately

Photo of Ellen T. GatelyELLEN T. GATELY – in Woburn, February 6th. Beloved mother of Patricia Murray of Chino, AZ, James Harrold of Dudley, and the late Richard Harrold. Devoted sister of Richard, George, and Daniel Gately, all of Woburn, Paul of Burlington, Jerome of Stoneham, and the late William F., Jr., Thomas, and John Gately, Alice DiStasio, and Mildred Large. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews, and loving friends and neighbors.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 9th, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

OBITUARY:

Ellen T. Gately of Woburn passed away early this morning at her home here following an illness of several months. She was eighty years of age. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Ellen T. (O'Brien) Gately. Raised in the Shaker Glen section of Woburn's West Side as the oldest daughter in a family of eleven children, she took on many responsibilities in helping to raise her younger brothers and sisters. She attended Woburn schools and lived in Stoughton and Boston for several years, but primarily resided in Woburn for most of her life.

Over the course of her life, she worked as a waitress for several Woburn restaurants, including the Busy Bend and Rosewood Restaurant. Most recently, until her retirement several years ago, she worked as a clerk at a Four Corners dry cleaning establishment.

In addition to her children, Ellen was very close to her extended family of nieces, nephews, and their families, and had many dear friendships throughout the years. As a pastime she enjoyed playing Bingo at various locales throughout the area.

Preceding her in death was a son, Richard Harrold, three brothers, William F., Jr., Thomas, and John Gately, and two sisters, Alice DiStasio and Mildred Large. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Murray of Chino, AZ, a son, James Harrold of Dudley, five brothers, Richard, George, and Daniel Gately, all of Woburn, Paul of Burlington, and Jerome of Stoneham.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews, and loving friends and neighbors.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 9th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


February 7, 2004

Gene L. English

Gene L. English, age 69, of Woburn, passed away Saturday morning in his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Woburn he was the son of the late Mary (Scaleri) and Santo Inglese. Gene was a life long resident of Woburn and was a member of the Woburn High School Graduating Class of 1952. Gene served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. Following his separation from active duty he began working in the construction industry as a stone mason.

Construction became his lifes work and he continued working as a general contractor and real estate developer. He was the owner and operator of the GENCO Construction Development Co. which he ran for many years. For the past ten years Gene was the owner and operator of Woodworkers Wood ´N Things which specialized in furniture repair and refinishing. Also known as the “Shop”, a frequent stop for his family and friends to enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation. He became a local celebrity from his television shows on Woburn's local cable channel.

Gene was very active in the Woburn community. He served from 1972 to 1977 as a School Committee member and also served as an Alderman at Large from 1977 to 1983. Gene was the founder of the Woburn Guild of Artists which recently recognized him at their 40th anniversary. He was also a co-founder of the Italian-American Charitable Organization. Gene was very active with Woburn Host Lions Club. He was a past president of the club and a recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award for humanitarian services. Gene was also honored when he was selected to be the Honorary Parade Marshall for the 48th Annual Halloween Parade. Gene was an avid golfer, he loved music and art and loved to entertain. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gene's memory to the MA Lions Eye Research Fund Inc. P.O. Box 6050, c/o PDG William T. Murphy Treasurer, New Bedford, MA 22742 or to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn (Dean). Daughters; Elaine Reidy and her husband William of Reading, and Julie Gerety of Woburn and her fiancé Joseph Borden. Sons; David English and his wife Jane of Woburn, Glenn English and his wife Sarah of Lynnfield. Loving grandfather of Kristen Gerety, Lauren and Kathryn Reidy, Emily and David English and the late Kevin Reidy. Brother of Josephine Gorrasi-Wallace of Woburn and the late Walter LaPlante. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Wednesday at 9 AM. Followed by funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

 

Patricia C. Dowd
 
Mrs. Patricia C. (Wellings) Dowd, age 66, of Haverhill formerly of Woburn passed away Saturday following a brief illness. Born in Cambridge she was the daughter of the late Katherine C. (Caballis) and Forrest W. Wellings. She was the beloved wife of John J. “Jack” Dowd. Prior to her retirement, Patricia was employed by RCA of Burlington for thirteen years. She was extremely devoted to her family and loved being with her grandchildren. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and playing cards.

In addition to her husband John J. “Jack” Dowd. Patricia is survived by her children, James King and his wife Bernadette of North Reading, Andrew King and his wife Barbara of Delmar, IA, Kelly King and her companion Karen Laforge of Lynn, Carolyn Lafferty and her husband Andrew of Haverhill. She was the loving grandmother of Kara and William Lafferty, Timothy, Katherine, Forrest, Autumn, Hunter and Amanda King. Cherished sister of Linda Foley and her husband Thomas of Woburn, the late Joan Shields and Jean Roberts. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Tuesday, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4 thru 8. Interment will be private.


February 9, 2004

Ellis Norris

Ellis Norris, passed away at his home in Woburn, on Monday morning, February 9, at the age of 80. He was the husband of Kathleen Barker Norris. Born in England, he was the son of the late Mary (Gormley) and John Norris. Ellis was educated in England, earning a degree in engineering. He later served in the British military with the rank of Major during World War II. Ellis enjoyed walking, traveling, watching sports in particular, cricket, soccer and baseball.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Michael Norris and his daughter Beverly Hall both of England and also four loving grandchildren.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 100 Washington St. Woburn at 11:30. Interment will be private. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 thru 6. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be sent in his memory to VNA Of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

 

Frances Coates

Frances Coates, passed away Monday, February 9, at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester following a brief illness, she was a lifelong Woburn resident, the wife of the late Robert Toby Coates and Joseph J. Donaghey.

Frances was devoted to raising her family and being with her grandchildren, she was a very quiet and caring woman who worked for the probation department at the Woburn District Court for over 20 years. She enjoyed vacationing in Kennebunkport, Maine, being with her family and reading.

She is survived by her four son's, William J. Donaghey and his wife Judy of Woburn, Bruce J. Donaghey and his wife Diane of Fayetteville, Georgia, Barry J. Donaghey and his wife Brenda of Woburn, Edward A. Coates and his close friend Darlene Low of Kennebunkport, Maine, and one daughter Roberta F. Coates of Kennebunk, Maine. Also eight loving grandchildren and four loving great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sisters Louise Doherty, Mary Murphy and a brother Joseph Clancy.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Thursday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in st. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. It has been requested, that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be sent in her memory to the Boy's and Girl's Club Of Woburn, Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.


February 10, 2004

Alvina (Pepe) Memmolo

Photo of Alvina (Pepe) MemmoloALVINA (PEPE) MEMMOLO – in Woburn, February 10th, at age 100. Beloved wife of the late Carlo M. Memmolo. Devoted mother of Anne Parisi of FL, Carlo P. Memmolo of Burlington, and Gloria T. Palazzo of Woburn. Dear sister of Nicholas Pepe of Quincy and the late James Pepe and Rose Onessimo. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, February 12th, at 11:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10 until 11:15, prior to the mass. Donations may be made in Alvina's memory to the charity of one's choice.

OBITUARY:

Alvina Memmolo of Woburn passed away here early Tuesday, February 10th, just three days after her 100th birthday. A gifted classical pianist and natural-born performer, she was entertaining fellow residents at the Woburn Nursing Center just three months ago with one of her favorites, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

Mrs. Memmolo was the wife of the late Carlo M. Memmolo, who died six years ago at the age of 103.

She was born and raised in East Boston, daughter of the late Antonio and Amelia Pepe. She moved with her family to Dorchester when she was thirteen, attended schools there, and later lived in Mattapan. A gifted musician, she began playing the piano at an early age and later went on to graduate from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied classical piano, theory, and composition.

Alvina taught piano to children and young adults for many years, both in her home and her students' homes. A natural performer, she loved playing for groups of people. After she and her husband moved in to 59 Campbell Street forty years ago, she was the pianist for a group of singers, whom she called "her girls". She painstakingly wrote out sheet music in the right key for her singers, and even composed her own songs. Her opening number was always "God Bless America." She performed not only at 59 Campbell, but at the New England Rehab Hospital, the Tidd Home, the Choate Hospital, the Congregational Churches, and at the Senior Center when it opened on School Street.

At the age of 91 when she took up residence at the Woburn Nursing Center, she entertained residents and played at church services there until just three months ago.

Alvina also worked as a seamstress for many years. During the war years she made flags and overcoats for the soldiers, and continued to work as a seamstress until she was sixty.

In addition to her husband Carlo, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Pepe, and a sister, Rose Onessimo.  Surviving are two daughters, Anne Parisi and her husband Bud of Florida and Gloria T. Palazzo and her husband Fred of Woburn, a son, Carlo P. Memmolo and his wife Mary of Burlington, and a brother, Nicholas Pepe of Quincy. She was also the loving grandmother of eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, February 12th, at 11:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10 until 11:15, prior to the mass. Donations may be made in Alvina's memory to the charity of one's choice.


February 11, 2004

John F. Perry

Photo of John F. PerryJOHN F. PERRY – in Woburn, February 11th. Beloved husband of Ruth M. (Brown) Perry. Devoted father of Jenay Nasif and her husband Ernest of W. Roxbury, Lorraine, Cheri, and John Perry, Jr. and his wife Susan, all of Woburn, Helen Murphy of N. Reading, and Michelle Collins of Salisbury. Brother of Louis Perry and Annemarie Nolan, both of Wilmington, Robert of Stoneham, Richard of Dorchester, and the late Frank. Loving grandfather of Reney, Melanie, and Victorie Nasif, Angela Perry, William Collins, Ashley Murphy, and the late Christina Nasif and Nicole Perry.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 14th, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Chief, Voluntary Service (135), E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Unit 62ABN, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. Late Army veteran, Korean Conflict, Late member Teamsters Union Local 25.

OBITUARY:

John F. Perry, a resident of Woburn for nearly thirty-five years and a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, passed away at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Wednesday, February 11th, following a long illness. The husband of Ruth M. (Brown) Perry for almost fifty-two years, he was seventy-four.

Born and raised in Boston, he was the son of the late Frank and Helen (Butare) Perry. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Perry lived with his family in Medford for many years before taking up residence in East Woburn. For over thirty years, he worked as a truck driver, first for Hemingway Transportation in Woburn, and later at Preston Trucking of Billerica. Following his retirement, he worked for Cummings Properties for several years.

He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 25, and a member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks. His family was most important to him, and he enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two granddaughters, Christina Nasif and Nicole Perry, and a brother, Frank Perry. Along with his wife Ruth, he leaves six children: Jenay Nasif and her husband Ernest of W. Roxbury, Lorraine, Cheri, and John Perry, Jr. and his wife Susan, all of Woburn, Helen Murphy of N. Reading, and Michelle Collins of Salisbury; three brothers, Louis Perry of Wilmington, Robert of Stoneham, and Richard of Dorchester, and his sister, Annemarie Nolan of Wilmington. He was the loving grandfather of Reney, Melanie, and Victorie Nasif, Angela Perry, William Collins, and Ashley Murphy.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 14th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Chief, Voluntary Service (135), E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Unit 62ABN, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.


February 12, 2004

Robert K. Shields

Photo of Robert K. ShieldsShields – in Woburn, suddenly in Florida, Thursday, February 12th, Robert K., beloved son of Claire (Moore) Winter and the late Cornelius Shields and step father Russell Winter. Dear brother of Steven of Saugus, Thomas of NJ, Timothy of Melrose, Dorothy Shields of Malden, Paul of Saugus, Roger of Billerica , Pamela Eagan of Tewksbury and the late Keith Shields.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Robert K. Shields of Woburn, passed away suddenly in Florida on Thursday, February 12th. The beloved son of Claire (Moore) Winter and the late Cornelius Shields, he was forty-five years of age.

Raised in Medford, Robert was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of ’76. Following graduation, Robert entered the U.S. Navy where he served fulltime before transferring to the Naval Reserve in September of 1979. After completing his military duty, Robert was employed with the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for the past twenty years, most recently at the main office in Winchester.

An avid Red Sox fan and sportsman himself, Robert played softball for many years and was dedicated to his daily exercise program. He also enjoyed playing golf and had played courses in Myrtle Beach, Arizona and Mississippi. Robert was passionate about traveling, especially with his brothers, and each year they would pick a new destination.

Robert was predeceased by his father Cornelius Shields and his brother Keith Shields. In addition to his mother Claire (Moore) Winter, he is survived by his siblings, Steven of Saugus, Thomas of NJ, Timothy of Melrose, Dorothy Shields of Malden, Paul of Saugus, Roger of Billerica , Pamela Eagan of Tewksbury, his step father Russell Winter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458.

 

Edward F. Mahoney, Jr.

EDWARD F. MAHONEY, JR. – in Woburn, Thursday, February 12th. Beloved husband of the late Shirley T. (Christie) Mahoney. Devoted father of Mark E. Mahoney and his wife Ellen D. of Burlington and Kevin J. Mahoney and his wife Cheryl A. of Woburn. Dear brother of Joseph Mahoney of Reading, John (Jack) Mahoney of Stoneham and the late Charles Mahoney. Loving grandfather of Elyse, Christopher and Edward “Teddy”.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Edward’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Edward F. Mahoney Jr., a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away quietly early Thursday morning February 12th at Woodbriar of Wilmington. The beloved husband of the late Shirley T. (Christie) Mahoney, he was eighty years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Helen (Murphy) Mahoney.

A resident of the Woods Hill area of Woburn, Edward was educated in the Woburn Public Schools and graduated from Woburn High School in 1942. After his marriage to Shirley T. Christie, they made their home in East Woburn where they raised two sons. Described as a very quiet man, he was a wonderful husband and father, very devoted to his family.

Edward worked for Baird Electronics as an engineer analyzing oil for turbines and engines used in medical electronics and various government contracts. After thirty seven years of dedicated service he retired to spend more time with his family which now included three grandchildren.

Edward was predeceased by his wife, Shirley T. (Christie) Mahoney and his brother Charles Mahoney. He is survived by his sons Mark E. Mahoney and his wife Ellen D. of Burlington and Kevin J. Mahoney and his wife Cheryl A. of Woburn, his brothers Joseph Mahoney of Reading, and John (Jack) Mahoney of Stoneham and his grandchildren Elyse, Christopher and Edward “Teddy”.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Edward’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


February 14, 2004

Mary "Marie" T. Garrity

Photo of Mary Garrity – in Woburn, Friday, February 13th, Mary “Marie” T., devoted daughter of the late Hubert and Mary (Doherty) Garrity. Dear sister of the late Hubert Garrity, Owen Garrity and Margaret Kenney. Loving aunt of Thomas Kenney of Stoneham, Paul Kenney of Woburn, Richard Garrity of Dracut, Stephen Garrity of New Orleans, Hubert, John, David and Paul Garrity all of Woburn and many great nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 18th at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 281 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations maybe made in Marie’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 281 Main Street, Woburn 01801.


February 15, 2004

Helen J. Buonanno

Buonanno – in Woburn, Sunday, February 15th, Helen J. (Salonis) beloved wife of Roger C. Buonanno. Devoted mother of Roger C. Buonanno Jr. of Arlington, Lori Medeiros and her husband Paul of Woburn and the late Paul Buonanno. Dear sister of William Salonis of Delaware, Alice Tomboro of Revere and the late John, Albert and Felix Salonis. Loving grandmother of Christian and Anthony Buonanno and great grandmother of Mark A. and Michael Buonanno. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 19th at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester at 9. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Street, Watertown, MA 02172.

OBITUARY:

Helen J. Buonanno, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Sunday, February 15th at the Lahey Medical Center. The beloved wife of Roger C. Buonanno, she was eighty-four years of age. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Salonis.

Helen’s family moved to Woburn when she was a young girl and she attended St. Charles Elementary School and graduated from Woburn High School in 1937. After graduating, Helen worked at Gorin’s Department Store in Woburn where she meet her beloved husband Roger to whom she was married for 57 years.

Helen was devoted to her husband and their children and often volunteered in the schools that her children attended. As a family they enjoyed camping every weekend in Truro. In later years, Helen and Roger would winter in Daytona Beach, FL where they enjoyed visits from their grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her family, Helen enjoyed playing Bingo and an occasional visit to the casinos in CT. She was also a member of the South End Italian Club and a member of the Ladies Solidarity of the Immaculate Conception Church, where she was a parishioner for many years.

Helen was predeceased by her son, Paul Buonanno who passed away in 1958 and her brothers John, Albert and Felix Salonis. She is survived by her husband Roger C. Buonanno of Woburn, her children Roger C. Buonanno Jr., of Arlington, Lori Medeiros and her husband Paul of Woburn, her brother William Salonis of Delaware, her sister Alice Tomboro of Revere, her grandchildren Christian and Anthony Buonanno, her great grandchildren Mark A. and Michael Buonanno and fifteen nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 19th at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Street, Watertown, MA 02172.

 

John Robert Gay

John Robert Gay, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton on Sunday, February 15.  He was 81 years of age.  Born in Orange, MA, he was the son of the late William C. and the late Inez (Caswell) Gay. 

John was a U.S. Army Veteran, and also served in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II.  Prior to his retirement, John was employed as a Marine Engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He was an avid boater, and always loved being out on the ocean.  

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Hackett) Gay of Lowell, formerly of West Roxbury; three sons, Michael F. Gay, Robert E. Gay and Richard J. Gay, all of Lowell; one daughter, Mary Noftle of Tewksbury; and five grandchildren.  He was predeceased by one son, the late Dennis W. Gay; and one brother, William Gay. 

Services were private.  Donations in John's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 25 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116.  Arrangements are by the Graham Funeral Home in Woburn.


February 16, 2004

James Lindsey

Photo of James LindseyJAMES LINDSEY – in Woburn, Monday, February 16th. Beloved son of the late John and Helen G. (Grant) Lindsey, Sr. Dear brother of John G. Jr. of Woburn, David of NC, Richard of CO, Robert of Boston, Elizabeth Cordice of CA, Elinor Neville of CT, Rosemary Herring of Watertown and the late Kenneth, William and Alvin Lindsey, Alice, Adelaide, Ann and Carolyn. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 21 Church Street, Winchester, on Saturday, February 21st, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in James’ memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Woburn.

OBITUARY:

James Lindsey of Woburn, a former Winchester resident, passed away here on Monday, February 16th, at the age of sixty-three. He was the son of the late John and Helen (Grant) Lindsey, Sr. James grew up in Winchester, graduated from Winchester High School, where he was a champion diver on the swim team. He lived in Winchester until twenty years ago when he took up residence in Woburn.

A former Winchester Police Officer, he later worked as a car salesman. Most recently he worked at Mirak Chevrolet as manager of the parts department. He enjoyed sports, particularly football and baseball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, William and Alvin Lindsey, and four sisters, Alice, Adelaide, Ann and Carolyn. Surviving are four brothers, John G. Jr. of Woburn, David of North Carolina, Richard of Colorado, Robert of Boston, and three sisters, Elizabeth Cordice of California, Elinor Neville of Connecticut, and Rosemary Herring of Watertown.  He also leaves many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 21 Church Street, Winchester, on Saturday, February 21st, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours.  Donations may be made in James’ memory to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.  Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.


February 19, 2004

David R. Saunders

Photo of David R. SaundersDAVID R. SAUNDERS – in Woburn, February 19th, Beloved husband of Jean F. (Buonarosa) Saunders. Devoted father of Patricia F. Carroll of Woburn and her husband James F., Jr. Dear brother of Robert Saunders of FL. Loving grandfather of James F. Carroll III and the late Paul David Carroll.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 21st, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m., prior to the service. Donations may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

David R. Saunders, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away on Thursday, February 19th, following a long illness. The husband of Jean F. (Buonarosa) Saunders, he was eighty-four.  Born and raised in Stoneham, he was the son of the late Charles and Agnes (Wheeler) Saunders. After graduating from Stoneham High School, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

Mr. Saunders worked in a shoe leather factory for many years, and later worked as a painter. He and his wife had made their home in Woburn since their marriage sixty-one years ago.  He was an avid bowler and belonged to several bowling leagues. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and working around his yard.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters as well as his beloved grandson, Paul David Carroll.  In addition to his wife Jean, he leaves a daughter, Patricia F. Carroll of Woburn and her husband James F., Jr., a brother, Robert Saunders of Florida, and a grandson, James F. Carroll III.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 21st, at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m., prior to the service.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110.

 

Adolphus M. Hureau

Adolphus M. Hureau of Woburn, passed away at the Lexington Healthcare Center after a short illness on Thursday Morning, February 19.  He was 93 years of age.  Born in East Jordan, Michigan, he was the son of the late George H., and the late Anna Hureau; and one of seven children. 

“Dolph” as he was known to his family and friends was the husband of Margaret S. (Deane) Hureau; and the late Sybil (Rich) Hureau who died in 1965.  Mr. Hureau was a graduate of Everett High School.  He had lived in Stoneham for many years before coming to Woburn in 1967.  Dolph worked as a Test Driver at the former Somerville Ford Motor Company plant for 25 years.  He then went to work for General Electric in Lynn, where he retired after 15 years.  Dolph loved cars, traveling, gardening and working in his yard. 

In addition to his wife Margaret, he is survived by two sons, Paul M. Hureau and his wife Beverly of Duxbury, and James R. Hureau of Cincinnati, Ohio; one step-son, Robert Fitzsimmons of Santa Monica, CA; and two step-daughters, Carol Miner and her husband William of Woburn, and Margaret Ficociello of Woburn.   He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and predeceased by six brothers and sisters. 

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 24.  Burial took place at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham.  Donations in Dolph´s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

 
Pasquale C. "Pat" Ferullo
 
Pasquale C. “Pat” Ferullo, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, February 19, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, the husband of Louise J. (Pepe) Hede Ferullo of Woburn and the late Grace (Vassallo) Ferullo, he was 77 years old. 

Born in Everett, he was the son of the late Josephine (Della Russo) and Michael Ferullo, stepson of the late Louise (Taurasi) Ferullo, he attended Medford public schools and lived in Medford before taking up residence in Woburn in 1954.

Pat graduated from the New England School of Anatomy and Sanitary Science, where he was trained as a funeral director and embalmer. He worked for a number of years as a director and embalmer in greater Boston. He later took a position as a manager in the textile industry retiring in 1978 because of failing health.

He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the the VFW Post 1012 of Medford, and during his retirement he enjoyed cross word puzzles, woodworking, sitting in the sun and being with his family.

Surviving along with his wife Louise, are his daughters Sandra Kelly of Westford, Denise Villanueva and her husband Dr. Andrew of Andover, Cheryl White and her husband Chuck of Burlington. Also eleven loving grandchildren and his sister Eleanor Rizzo of Medford. He was predeceased by his wife Grace (Vassallo) and his daughter Doreen G. Murray and two brothers John and Michael Ferullo Jr.

His funeral will be held form the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Monday, February 23, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 9. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 thru 8.


February 20, 2004

John A. Berlandi

Photo of John A. BerlandiJOHN A. BERLANDI – in Woburn, February 20th. Beloved husband of Laura J. (Bevis) Berlandi. Devoted father of John D. and Donald C., both of Townsend, Michael A., Anthony V., and Jeanne Jo Berlandi, all of Woburn, and stepfather of David Bell of Stoughton, Michael Bell of Burlington, and Leiha Driscoll of Woburn. Loving son of Josephine Walsh of Burlington and the late John C. Berlandi. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 step-granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 24th, at 11 a.m. Calling hours Monday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

Rev. John A. Berlandi of Woburn, a minister and evangelist, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Friday, February 20th, following a long illness. The husband of Laura J. (Bevis) Berlandi for the past twenty-one years, he was sixty-eight years of age.  Born in Boston, he was the son of Josephine A. (Santoro) Walsh of Burlington and the late John C. Berlandi. He was raised in Boston and Somerville before moving to Burlington, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1952. He served with the National Guard in the 1950's.

For much of his life he was in the real estate business, buying and renovating rental properties. He was ordained as a nondenominational minister and started Faith Chapel, still located on Warren Avenue in Woburn, over thirty years ago.  He has made his home in Woburn for the past ten years.

In addition to his wife Laura and his mother, Josephine Walsh, he leaves four sons, John D. and Donald C. Berlandi, both of Townsend, Michael A. Anthony V. Berlandi, both of Woburn, and a daughter, Jeanne Jo Berlandi of Woburn, two stepsons, David Bell of Stoughton and Michael Bell of Burlington, and a stepdaughter, Leiha Driscoll of Woburn. He also leaves eleven grandchildren and a step-granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 24th, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jed Snyder officiating. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

 

Spero G. Paicopolos

Spero G. Paicopolos, a longtime Woburn resident, died after a short illness at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Friday, February 20.  He was 85 years of age.  Mr. Paicopolos was the loving husband of Claire (Sampas) Paicopolos, formerly of Lowell.  Born in Stoneham, he was the son of the late George, and the late Bella (Manios) Paicopolos. 

He was educated in Woburn, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was employed by the National Casket Company of Cambridge for over 25 years.  After his retirement from National Casket, he worked for the School Department of the City of Woburn for many years. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George (Valerie) Kitidis of Woburn, and Dr. Mary-Claire Paicopolos of Gilford, NH; and four sons, George Paicopolos of Woburn, James Paicopolos of South Dartmouth, Peter Paicopolos and his wife Maura of Monkton, MD, and Charles Paicopolos of Woburn.  He is also survived by six granddaughters, Caroline Kitidis of New York, NY, Claire Kitidis and Maria Kitidis of Woburn; and Natalie, Lauren and Rachel Paicopolos, all of Monkton, MD; and three grandsons, Timothy and James Paicopolos of South Dartmouth, and Nicholas Paicopolos of Nashua, NH. 

He is further survived by five sisters, Mrs. William (Rose) Smithell, Mrs. Mary Vespucci, Mrs. Arthur (Janet) Paleologos and Mrs. Helen King, all of Woburn, and Mrs. Maria Manzi of Methuen; two brothers, Michael Paicopolos and his wife Irene of Somerville and Harold Paicopolos of Woburn; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Peter Paicopolos, formerly of Winchester. 

A funeral service was held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn on Tuesday, February 24.  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


February 23, 2004

Vincent J. Poli, Sr.

Poli, Vincent J. Sr. – of Woburn, February 23, beloved husband of the late Frances Estelle (Russell). Devoted father of Vincent J. Poli Jr., Peter J. and his wife Karen, Laura L. McGrath and her husband William all of Woburn, Sandra R. Conway and Margaret M. Cooper of Lowell. Also survived by ten loving grandchildren. Brother of Catherine Tarani of Medford, Constance Sallese of Woburn, the late Rose Doherty and John Poli.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Thursday, February 26, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Wednesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Westview Cemetery, Lexington.

 

Louise M. Annunziata

 
Louise M. Annunziata, passed away suddenly, in West Palm Beach, Florida,
the wife of Anthony J. Annunziata, she was sixty-seven years of age.

Born and raised in Waltham she was the daughter of the late Alice (McDevitt) and Arthur Gatley, Louise has made her home in Woburn since 1958, she was a retired book keeper, and spent her winters in Florida. While in Florida she volunteered many hours to the Florida chapter of MADD. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

Along with her husband she is survived by three daughters, Karen M. Began and her husband John. Gail P. Petelle and her husband Paul both of Woburn and Janice L. Bowker and her husband Stephen of Wilmington, one son William A. Annunziata of Malden. Also four loving grandchildren Joseph and Jillian Petelle, Stephen and Anthony Bowker. One brother Arthur Gatley of Wells, Maine.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Saturday, February 28, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9.


February 24, 2004

Katherine L. (Murphy) Coakley

Photo of Katherine L. (Murphy) CoakleyKATHERINE L. (MURPHY) COAKLEY - in Woburn, February 24th, beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Coakley, Sr. Devoted mother of Timothy L. Coakley, Sr. and his wife Marsha of Reading, Kathleen L. Cleak & her husband Duane of Woburn, and the late Ernest J. Coakley, Jr. Dear sister of the late Mary Jones, Helen Neergaard, Rita Kullman, and John and Charles Murphy. Loving grandmother of Timothy L. Coakley, Jr. of Methuen, Elizabeth Marcin of N. Reading, and Andrew Cleak of Woburn, and great-grandmother of Julia Aidan, Thomas, Chris, and Nikkia.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, February 27th, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:15. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Katherine's memory to the Ernest J. Coakley Scholarship Award, c/o Citizens Bank, 355 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Katherine L. Coakley of Woburn passed away in North Reading Tuesday afternoon, February 24th. The wife of the late Ernest J. Coakley, Sr., who died in 1995, she was ninety-one years of age. Born in Westchester, New York, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary E. (Fiske) Murphy. She was raised in Arlington Heights and graduated from Arlington High School.

For many years, Mrs. Coakley was very active in local politics and was a regular worker at the polls. She also volunteered at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn. Following her husband's retirement, they lived in St. Petersburg, Florida for a number of years. Most recently she had resided at Peter Sanborn Place in Reading.

In addition to her husband Ernest, Mrs. Coakley was preceded in death by a son, Ernest J. Coakley, Jr., two brothers, John and Charles Murphy, and three sisters, Mary Jones, Helen Neergaard, and Rita Kullman.  Surviving are a son, Timothy L. Coakley, Sr. and his wife Marsha of Reading, and a daughter, Kathleen L. Cleak & her husband Duane of Woburn.  She was the loving grandmother of Timothy L. Coakley, Jr. of Methuen, Elizabeth Marcin of N. Reading, and Andrew Cleak of Woburn, and great-grandmother of Julia Aidan, Thomas, Chris, and Nikkia.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, February 27th, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:15.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in Katherine's memory to the Ernest J. Coakley Scholarship Award, c/o Citizens Bank, 355 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Carmine C. Pizzo

Photo of Carmine C. PizzoCARMINE C. PIZZO - in Haines City, FL, formerly of Woburn, February 24th. Beloved husband of Marie A. (Cucolo) Pizzo. Devoted father of Paul M. Pizzo of Haines City, FL. Dear brother of Philip Pizzo of Winchester and the late John and Paul Pizzo.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 28th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Carmine's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 11 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 105, Norwood, MA 02062. Late Army Air Corps veteran, WW II.

OBITUARY:

Carmine C. Pizzo, a resident of Woburn for most of his life, passed away at SemperCare Hospital in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, February 24th. The husband of Marie A. (Cucolo) Pizzo for the past fifty-six years, he was eighty-three years of age. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Antonio and Marianne (DeVito) Pizzo. He graduated from Woburn High School with the class of 1938 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

For forty-two years until his retirement in 1981, he was employed by J. J. Reilly Leather Company in Woburn.  An avid gardener and jack-of-all trades, he enjoyed part-time employment following his retirement working for McHugh's and Forester's Florists.

Mr. Pizzo and his wife Marie had moved to Haines City, Florida, this past fall.  Preceding him in death were two brothers, John and Paul Pizzo.  Surviving in addition to his wife Marie are a son, Paul M. Pizzo of Haines City, Florida, and a brother, Philip Pizzo of Winchester.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, February 28th, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Thomas Foley of the Immaculate Conception Church, Winchester, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Carmine's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 11 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 105, Norwood, MA 02062.

 

Roger A. Joyce

Joyce, Roger A. – of Woburn, February 24, beloved husband of the late Edna R, (Goullaud) and Katherine (Garceau). Devoted father of Joseph Joyce and his wife Stacia of Woburn and the late Jay Joyce.

Loving grandfather of Janelle and Amy. Stepfather of C. Robert Butcher of Chatham, Edward L. Butcher of Billerica, Roseann Nocella of Nashua, NH, Diane Callahan and Stephen J. Butcher both of Woburn. Brother of Kenneth Joyce of Woburn and the late George H. Jr., Lawrence,, Edward, James, William, Samuel, Thomas and Robert Joyce, Muriel Regan and Lillian Haverty. Dear Brother in law of Caroline Joyce of Woburn. Also survived by fourteen loving step grandchildren and one step great granddaughter, many brother in laws, sister in laws and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Friday, February 27, at 9 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Thursday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Late US Navy Veteran of World War II. It has been requested that expressions of sympathy be sent in Roger's memory to the American Lung Association, 1505 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton, MA 02135.


February 29, 2004

Jean C. (Frood) Sena

Photo of Jean C. (Frood) SenaJEAN C. (FROOD) SENA – in Woburn, Sunday, February 29th. Beloved wife of the late John R. Sena. Devoted mother of Allan Sena and his wife Elaine of No. Andover, Paul D. Sena and his wife Patricia Wegman of Rockport and Karen L. Sena Berger and her husband Gottfried of Rockport. Dear sister of Lindsay Hurst of Kamloops, BC and the late Jessie Reid. Loving grandmother of Brian Sena and his wife Emily, Scott Sena and great grandmother to Jacob and Luke. Calling hours on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

A Funeral Service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 322 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment will be announced at a later date. At the family’s request, donations may be made in Mrs. Sena’s memory to the First Congregational Church Building Fund, 322 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 in lieu of flowers.

OBITUARY:

Jean C. (Frood) Sena passed away quietly, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, February 29th, at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital. The beloved wife of the late John R. Sena, she was eighty-five years of age.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Janet C. (Danks) Frood. Mrs. Sena was raised and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1942, she married her beloved husband John while still living in Scotland. A year later, they made their home in Woburn, where they raised their three children. In addition to their Central Square residence, they maintained a home in Rockport, where they spent their summers at Long Beach.

During the summer months, Mrs. Sena enjoyed flower gardening. As a member of the First Congregational Church in Woburn, she was a very active participant. She also volunteered for a number of years at the Choate Hospital and the Tidd Home in Woburn, where she was a board member. Throughout her life, she exemplified her proud Scottish heritage, which she shared with her family.

Mrs. Sena was predeceased by her husband John R. Sena, who passed away in 1997, and her sister Jessie Reid. She is survived by her children, Allan Sena and his wife Elaine of N. Andover, Paul D. Sena and his wife Patricia Wegman of Rockport and Karen L. Sena Berger and her husband Gottfried of Rockport, her sister Lindsay Hurst of Kamloops, British Columbia, her grandsons Brian Sena and his wife Emily, Scott Sena and her great grandsons Jacob and Luke Sena.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A Funeral Service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 322 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment will be announced at a later date. At the family’s request, donations may be made in Mrs. Sena’s memory to the First Congregational Church Building Fund, 322 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 in lieu of flowers.


March 2, 2004

Claire L. (Boutcher) Queenan Perkins

Photo of Claire L. (Boutcher) Queenan PerkinsCLAIRE L. (BOUTCHER) QUEENAN PERKINS - in Woburn, March 2nd. Beloved wife of John J. Perkins. Devoted mother of Joshua Jordan of Salem. Dear sister of Peter Boutcher of Northampton.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, March 6th,, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Interment is private.

OBITUARY:

Claire L. Queenan Perkins passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 2nd, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The wife of John J. Perkins for the past two and a half years, she was fifty years of age. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Selby and Adeline C. (Carlton) Boutcher. She was raised in Beverly Farms and graduated from Beverly High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston University.

She was employed as a social worker for many years.  Claire lived in Salem and Peabody before taking up residence in Woburn about two years ago.

Surviving are her husband, John J. Perkins, a son, Joshua Jordan of Salem, and a brother, Peter Boutcher of Northampton.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, March 6th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be private.

 

Antonio L. "Tony" Seminatore

Photo of Antonio L. ANTONIO L. "TONY" SEMINATORE – in NH, formerly of Woburn, March 2nd. Beloved husband of the late Merle I. (Burgess) Seminatore. Devoted father of Marie G. McVey and her husband Bill of Rosemont, CA, Kathryn L. Kiley and her husband John of Barnstead, NH, and Joann “Jody” McGoniagle and her husband John of Woburn. Brother of the late Gerald, John, Michael, and Joseph Seminatore, Grace Dana, Ann Ferraro, and Rose Matondi. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and the late Lynne McGoniagle Silva. Also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, March 5th, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:30. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Tony’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Late longtime owner of Winchester Barber Shop.

OBITUARY:

Antonio L. "Tony" Seminatore, a well-known barber in Winchester center for seventy years, passed away in Concord, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, March 2nd. following a short illness. He had been a resident of Woburn for most of his life before moving to New Hampshire six years ago. Tony was the husband of the late Merle I. (Burgess) Seminatore, who passed away in 1990.

Born in Boston ninety-five years ago, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Grace (Cagnina) Seminatore. He lived on Flagg Street in Woburn for his entire life until moving to Barnstead, New Hampshire in recent years.  During World War II he served in the National Guard as a sharpshooter.

For seventy years, Tony was a fixture in Winchester Center, where he owned and operated Winchester Barber Shop. He was renowned for giving many little boys their first haircuts, and for giving free haircuts to members of the Winchester High School football team every time they won a game. In later years he sold the shop, but continued to work part-time until well into his 80's.  Tony was a lifelong member of the Winchester Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed hunting in earlier years.

In addition to his wife Merle, he was predeceased by four brothers, Gerald, John, Michael, and Joseph Seminatore, three sisters, Grace Dana, Ann Ferraro, and Rose Matondi, and a granddaughter, Lynne McGoniagle Silva.  Surviving are three daughters, Marie G. McVey and her husband Bill of Rosemont, California, Kathryn L. Kiley and her husband John of Barnstead, New Hampshire, and Joann “Jody” McGoniagle and her husband John of Woburn. He was also the loving grandfather of eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, March 5th, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:30. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., prior to the funeral.  Donations may be made in Tony’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Jack D. Hogle

Jack D. Hogle, 78, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center on Tuesday evening, March 2.  He was the husband of Virginia B. (Dixon) Hogle.  Born in Oakley, Michigan, Mr. Hogle joined the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He served as a Gunner's Mate on the Navy destroyers Ericson and Tucker, and was wounded in action. 

Mr. Hogle had worked as a mechanic for many years, and after retiring, he took up woodworking.  He could be found every morning enjoying breakfast at the North Woburn Diner.  He was always willing to help people, and was always on the side of the underdog.  Jack was truly devoted to his family, and will be missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his wife Virginia, he is survived by four sons, J. Dennis Hogle of Woburn; Daniel A. Hogle Sr. Of Derry, NH; Gary D. Hogle of Billerica; and Gregory D. Hogle of Windham, NH.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Melinda, Jack, Johnny, Daniel, and Stacia Hogle; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Jacqueline Warfield of Eaton Rapids, Michigan.  Jack was preceded in death by one brother, the late Max Hogle. 

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, March 5 at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial with military honors will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.


March 3, 2004

Evelyn M. (St. Hilaire) Garvey

Photo of Evelyn M. (St. Hilaire) GarveyEVELYN M. (ST. HILAIRE) GARVEY - in Woburn, March 3rd. Beloved wife of the late John F. Garvey. Devoted mother of Mary Jane Johnstone, John F. Garvey III, William R. Garvey and his wife Janet, Patricia A. Garvey, Shirley Proctor and her husband Richard, and Paul Garvey and his wife Sherri, all of Woburn, Lorraine Altavesta and her husband Ronald of Hampton, NH, Victoria Veligor and her husband Richard of Reading, and Michael Garvey and his wife Susan of Stoneham. Dear sister of Brendan St. Hilaire and his wife Sandy of Woburn, Mary Borelli of Woburn, and the late Rita DeVito, Doris Manning, and Pearl Dawson. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 8th, at 8 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 26 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02160.

OBITUARY:

Evelyn M. Garvey of Woburn passed away at Winchester Hospital on Wednesday, March 3rd, following a brief illness. The wife of the late John F. Garvey, who died in 1972, she was eighty-eight years of age.  Born in Hartford, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Edmond J. and Eva (Longevin) St. Hilaire. She was raised in Lebanon, New Hampshire, attended schools there, and came to live in Woburn when she was in her early twenties.  Her life was devoted to her family of nine children, and later her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a "second mother" to many others.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband John, were three sisters, Rita DeVito, Doris Manning, and Pearl Dawson. She was also predeceased by two grandchildren, Richard Proctor and Lauren Garvey.  Surviving are her nine children: Mary Jane Johnstone, John F. Garvey III, William R. Garvey and his wife Janet, Patricia A. Garvey, Shirley Proctor and her husband Richard, and Paul Garvey and his wife Sherri, all of Woburn, Lorraine Altavesta and her husband Ronald of Hampton, NH, Victoria Veligor and her husband Richard of Reading, and Michael Garvey and his wife Susan of Stoneham.  She also leaves a brother, Brendan St. Hilaire and his wife Sandy of Woburn, a sister, Mary Borelli of Woburn, twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 8th, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 26 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02160.


March 4, 2004

Theresa D. (Soave) Torrice

THERESA D. (SOAVE) TORRICE - of Woburn, March 4th. Beloved wife of John T. Torrice. Devoted mother of John T. Torrice, Jr. and his wife Pat of Enfield, NH, Jacqueline M. Duffy and her husband Ed of Woburn, Jeannine A. Curro and her husband Vincent of Londonderry, NH, and Joseph A. Torrice and his wife Susan of Haverhill. Dear sister of Philip Soave of Stratham, NH, and Joseph Soave, Jr. and Dolores Schafer, both of Woburn. Loving grandmother of John T. III and Anthony Torrice, Edward F., Jr. and Timothy J. Duffy, Nicholas Curro, Amy Rice, Abby Rose Torrice, and Sara Theresa Torrice.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, March 9th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Theresa D. Torrice of Woburn passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning, March 4th, at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. She was the wife of John T. Torrice for over fifty-two years.  Born in Woburn seventy-two years ago, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Adele (Mantini) Soave. She attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1949. She and her husband John, a longtime employee of Lannan Chevrolet, had spent their winters in Florida for a number of years.  Mrs. Torrice was devoted to her family and particularly enjoyed spending time with her eight grandchildren.

In addition to her husband John, she leaves four children, John T. Torrice, Jr. and his wife Pat of Enfield, NH, Jacqueline M. Duffy and her husband Ed of Woburn, Jeannine A. Curro and her husband Vincent of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Joseph A. Torrice and his wife Susan of Haverhill.  She was the dear sister of Philip Soave of Stratham, New Hampshire, and Joseph Soave, Jr. and Dolores Schafer, both of Woburn, and beloved grandmother of John T. III and Anthony Torrice, Edward F., Jr. and Timothy J. Duffy, Nicholas Curro, Amy Rice, Abby Rose Torrice, and Sara Theresa Torrice.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, March 9th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

Angeline (Simard) Dallaire

ANGELINE (SIMARD) DALLAIRE – in Woburn, March 4th. Beloved wife of the late Laurier Dallaire. Devoted mother of Omer J. Simard of Lowell, Bryant E. Dallaire, Andros T. Dallaire and his wife Dorothy, Beverly A. Clem, and Naomi A. McCarthy, all of Woburn, Clifford Dallaire and his wife Tammy of Methuen, and the late Laurier R. Dallaire. Sister of Marie Archetti of CT and the late Ida Mutanen, Percy, Roland, Eli, Raymond, and Ernie Simard. Loving grandmother of Robert Powell, Jr. and Christina Powell, Jeffrey Dallaire, Ashley, Steven, Ryan, and Tylor Logan, Maria E., Virginia A., and Joseph J. Simard, and great-grandmother of Kara and Kaitlin Smith.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 8th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Donations may be made in Angeline’s memory to Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148.

OBITUARY:

Angeline Dallaire, a resident of Woburn for the past twenty-two years, passed away at her home here early Thursday, March 4th, following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Laurier Dallaire, who died forty-three years ago.  Born in Collinsville, Connecticut, seventy-seven years ago, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alma (Pelletier) Simard. She was raised and educated in Maine and later lived in Somerville for fifty years before taking up residence in Woburn.

For over twenty years, she worked as a nurse's aide at the Prospect Hill Manor Nursing Center.  Her family was of utmost importance, and she was most dedicated to their happiness and well-being. She enjoyed crocheting and puzzles, and she was devoted to her cats, Lucky and Mittens.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband Laurier, were a son, Laurier R. Dallaire, a sister, Ida Mutanen, and five brothers, Percy, Roland, Eli, Raymond, and Ernie Simard.  Surviving are her children, Omer J. Simard of Lowell, Bryant E. Dallaire, Andros T. Dallaire and his wife Dorothy, Beverly A. Clem, and Naomi A. McCarthy, all of Woburn, and Clifford Dallaire and his wife Tammy of Methuen.  She was the loving grandmother of Robert Powell, Jr. and Christina Powell, Jeffrey Dallaire, Ashley, Steven, Ryan, and Tylor Logan, Maria E., Virginia A., and Joseph J. Simard, and great-grandmother of Kara and Kaitlin Smith.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 8th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.  Donations may be made in Angeline’s memory to Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148.

 

Russell W. Shea

Photo of Russell W. SheaRUSSELL W. SHEA – age 50, in Lowell, formerly of Woburn, March 4th. Beloved father of Andrea Shea of Billerica. Devoted son of Lorraine Shea of Naples, FL, formerly of Woburn, and the late Russell W. Shea. Dear brother of Susan M. of Middleton, Gary of Chelmsford, and Richard of Everett. Loving grandfather of Sydney N. and Christopher M. Simard, and uncle of Derek, Jackie, Danny, and Kristen Gill and Cory Shea. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10th, in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Russell W. Shea of Lowell, a former Woburn resident, passed away in Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell Thursday afternoon, March 4th, following an illness of over a year. He was fifty years of age.  Born in Cambridge March 3rd, 1954, he was the son of Lorraine (Conley) Shea of Naples, Florida, formerly of Woburn, and the late Russell W. Shea. He grew up on the West Side of Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1973. He lived in Boston for a number of years before moving to Lowell four years ago.  Russell worked as a printer for many years for Fleming Printing of Somerville.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Lorraine Shea of Florida, are a daughter, Andrea Shea of Billerica, a sister, Susan M. Shea of Middleton, two brothers, Gary Shea of Chelmsford, and Richard Shea of Everett, and two grandchildren, Sydney N. and Christopher M. Simard. He was also the beloved uncle of Derek, Jackie, Danny, and Kristen Gill and Cory Shea.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10th, in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Russell's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.


March 7, 2004

Daniel A. Allen

Daniel A. Allen, passed away on Sunday, March 7, the husband of the late Mildred A. (Faia). He was seventy-four years old.  Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Nellie (Looney) and Ivory L. Allen. He attended Malden Public Schools and lived in Malden for many years before taking up residence in Woburn in 1992.

Before his retirement Daniel worked for many years as the plant manager for Malden Mills. He was a decorated US Army Veteran of the Korean War. In his retirement he was always helping people, he was the driver for the local Meals on Wheels program and enjoyed being a handy man for his friends an neighbors. He was devoted to his family, he enjoyed music, bowling but most of all helping people.

He was preceded in death by his late wife, his sister Ruth Barry, and three brothers John, Ivory and Robert Allen. Surviving are his daughter Nancy and her husband Richard of Woburn, his two grandchildren, His sister Helen “Nellie” Enos and her husband Robert of Billerica, His brothers Howard and his wife Carol of NH., Harold of Malden and Edmund of Colorado. His beloved companion Maureen Werner of Billerica, also many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held form the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Wednesday, March 10, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 10. Services will conclude with burial at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Visiting Hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 9, from 4 thru 8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be sent in Daniel's memory to the Minuteman Senior Services, “Meals On Wheels” 24 Third Ave., Burlington, MA 01803.


March 8, 2004

L. Daniel "Dan" Leonard

Photo of L. Daniel L. DANIEL "DAN" LEONARD – in Woburn, March 8th, beloved son of Lester W. and Helen Louise (Meader) Leonard. Dear brother of Joanne Leonard of Phoenix, AZ, Diane Leonard of Sacramento, CA, and the late Michael Leonard.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 22nd, at 11 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Dan's memory to a charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

L. Daniel Leonard passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 8th. The beloved son of Lester “Wally” and Helen Louise (Meader) Leonard, he was forty years of age.

Born in Reno, Nevada, “Dan” as he was known by his family and friends, was educated in the Needham Public Schools for a time before moving to Stockton, CA, where he graduated from Stockton High School. An honor student, Dan went on to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. He furthered his education at the University of Maryland where he earned his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara to work on his Doctoral Degree. Dan held positions of significant importance throughout his career, spending the last ten years employed as a programmer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Throughout his life he was an avid reader and would spend innumerable hours at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. As a Middle School student he read the Iliad and was a chess champion.

A quiet man, Dan was brilliant with regard to computers and had an insatiable appetite for learning. In his leisure he enjoyed hunting and fishing year round.

Dan was predeceased by his brother, Michael Leonard. He is survived by his parents, Lester “Wally” and Helen Louise (Meader) Leonard of Stockton, California and his sisters, Joanne Leonard of Phoenix, Arizona, and Diane Leonard of Sacramento, California.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Dan’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.


March 14, 2004

Lucy M. (Gilpatrick) Union

Lucy M. (Gilpatrick) Union, 90, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Sunday Evening, March 14.  She was the wife of the late Fred Union.  Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Louis, and the late Edith Gilpatrick, and one of 10 children.  Lucy had lived in Woburn for most of her life.  She retired from Raytheon after 20 years of service.  Until recently, Mrs. Union had been a resident of the Tidd Home in North Woburn.  She was an avid reader, and was very devoted to her whole family. 

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Morris and her husband Courtney, and Marilyn Crampton and her husband Paul, all of Woburn; and one son, Bob Union and his wife Jeanne of Westford.  She is also survived by one brother, Louis Gilpatrick of Arlington; one sister, Geraldine Cunningham of Dayton, OH; and four grandchildren, Paul, David and Kevin Crampton, and Bobby Morris.  She is further survived by eleven great-grandchildren, Lisa, Eric, Carolyn, Matthew, Cody, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Taylor, Lindsey, Emily, and Erika.  In addition to her husband, Lucy was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, the late Edith Boviard, the late Marion Brophy, the late Clinton Gilpatrick, the late Edmond Gilpatrick, the late Doris Naff Barber, the late Mary Barber, and the late Frank Gilpatrick. 

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Thursday, March 18.  Burial took place at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tidd Home, 74 Elm St., Woburn, MA 01801.


March 15, 2004

Thomas J. Thornton

Photo of Thomas J. ThorntonTHOMAS J. THORNTON – in Reading, Monday, March 15th,beloved husband of Agnes (Brady) Thornton. Devoted son of the late Thomas and Brigid (Hoey) Thornton and stepson of the late Catherine (Lynch) Thornton. Devoted father of Thomas J. Thornton and his wife Deborah of Lowell, Maryellen Cantillon and her husband Joseph of Reading, Brother Robert M. Thornton Psy.D., OSA of Villanova, PA and Agnes C. Thornton of Reading and the late John Thornton. Dear brother of Christine Lucas of Woburn, Agnes Garden of FL and the late Timothy Thornton, Mary Graney and Helen McDonough. Loving grandfather of Tara Herlihy and her husband Stephen, Thomas Thornton and Ellen Marie Cantillon.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 19th at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading at 11. Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations may be made in Thomas’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut Street, Suite 318, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or the VNA All Care, 207 Audubon Road, #2, Suite 201, Wakefield, MA 01880. Former owner and operator of the Riverside Greenhouses in Lynnfield and the Highland Hardware Store of Newton.

OBITUARY:

Thomas J. Thornton passed away peacefully at the Boston Medical Center on Monday, March 15th, after a long illness. The beloved husband of Agnes (Brady) Thornton, he was eighty-five years of age.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Thomas and Brigid (Hoey) Thornton. Mr. Thornton lived in Dorchester until the age of nine when his family moved to Woburn. He attended St. Charles Elementary School in Woburn and then went on to attend Boston College High School, from which he graduated in 1936. Mr. Thornton then entered the U.S.Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

After completing his military service, Mr. Thornton opened his own business, the Riverside Greenhouses, in Lynnfield. He owned and operated the greenhouses for thirty years providing flowers, carnations in particular, to area florists and markets. In addition to his greenhouse business, Mr. Thornton owned and operated the highly successful Highland Hardware Store of Newton serving the Newton locals for over fifteen years.

Aside from owning his own businesses, he was a talented craftsman, tending to home projects for family and friends. Mr. Thornton also continued to further his education through courses at MIT and was very computer literate.

For the last fifty-three years, he and his wife Agnes have dedicated themselves to raising their five children. During those years he developed a close affiliation with Austin Prep High School, helping with numerous activities, such as fund raising, sporting events and academic events. He maintained this relationship up until his recent illness.

Over the last forty-five years, he and his family created many memorable times during the spring, summer and fall at their home in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Mr. Thornton could often be found at his favorite spot on the front porch. Despite his many talents, he was a quiet man who enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a joy to be around. In later years, he cherished time spent with his three adoring grandchildren.

Mr. Thornton was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the New England Hardware Associates and was an affiliate to the Order of St. Augustine of which his son Robert is a Brother.

Mr. Thornton was predeceased by his son, John Thornton, his brother Timothy and his sisters, Mary Graney and Helen McDonough and his stepmother, Catherine (Lynch) Thornton.  In addition to his wife Agnes, he is survived by his children, Thomas J. Thornton and his wife Deborah of Lowell, Maryellen Cantillon and her husband Joseph of Reading, Brother Robert M. Thornton Psy.D., OSA, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, and Agnes C. Thornton of Reading; his sisters Christine Lucas of Woburn and Agnes Garden of Florida and his grandchildren, Tara Herlihy and her husband Stephen, Thomas Thornton and Ellen Marie Cantillon.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 19th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading at 11. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Thomas’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut Street, Suite 318, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or VNA All Care, 107 Audubon Road, #2, Suite 201, Wakefield, MA 01880.

 

Chester S. Korajczyk

Photo of Chester S. KorajczykCHESTER S. KORAJCZYK – in Woburn, Monday, March 15th. Beloved husband of the late Theresa (Kursonis) Korajczyk. Devoted father of Richard C. Korajczyk and his wife Eileen of Woburn and John R. Korajczyk and his wife Laurie of Wilmington. Brother of Veronica Malionek and her husband Stanley of Salem and Henry Bajdek of Saugus and the late Stephen, Joseph, and Catherine Bajdek and, also surviving his sister-in-law Agnes Bajdek of Lynn. Loving grandfather of Jeffrey, Andrew and Timothy.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Chester’s family has requested that donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

OBITUARY:

Chester S. Korajczyk, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away, Monday, March 15th at the Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. The beloved husband of the late Theresa( Kursonis) Korajczyk, he was eighty years of age.  Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Andrew and Frances (Blasczynska) Korajczyk.

Chester moved to Saugus at an early age and graduated from Saugus High School High School. In 1956, Chester moved to North Woburn where he and his wife made their home and raised their two sons. Chester was employed as a machinist at General Electric in Lynn and Everett until retiring after forty-five years of work.

Devoted to his family, Chester enjoyed daytrips to New Hampshire, especially the Mt. Sunapee and White Mountain area. He was a sports enthusiast, had a special love of dogs and the beach. Chester was also a member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks. In later years, Chester looked forward to being with his grandchildren and would spend every Sunday with them.

In addition to his wife Theresa, Chester was predeceased by his sister Catherine Bajdek, his brothers Stephen and Joseph Bajdek and his granddaughter Kristin.  He is survived by his sons Richard C. Korajczyk and his wife Eileen of Woburn, John R. Korajczyk and his wife Laurie of Wilmington, his sister Veronica Malionek and her husband Stanley of Salem, his brother Henry Bajdek of Saugus, his sister-in-law Agnes Bajdek of Lynn and his grandchildren Jeffrey, Andrew and Timothy.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, North Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Chester’s family has requested that donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.


March 16, 2004

Joan A. (McCauley) Bearden

JOAN A. (McCAULEY) BEARDEN – in Woburn, Tuesday, March 16th, devoted mother of Leslie A. and Paula K. Bearden, both of Woburn. Dear sister of Dr. John F. McCauley III and his wife Terese of Reading. Loving aunt of Maureen Cannava, Michele Ballos, Sharon McCauley and Christopher McCauley. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, March 20th, at 9:15 a.m.

Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Joan A. (McCauley) Bearden, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Tuesday, March 16th. She was seventy-one years of age.

Born in Woburn and raised in the Central Square area of the city, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Mildred M. (Sullivan) McCauley, Jr. She graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1950 and attended John Robert Powers Modeling School. She married Munroe Bearden in 1952 and lived in the South End of Woburn, where she raised her two daughters. In 1978 she went to work as a medical secretary at the Choate Memorial Hospital in Woburn, and later worked for Symmes Hospital in Arlington.

Mrs. Bearden was very much a "people person." She was involved in St. Barbara's youth ministry, wrote short stories and loved reading. She was devoted to her two daughters, and often enjoyed traveling with them.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Munroe Bearden.  Surviving are two daughters, Leslie A. and Paula K. Bearden, both of Woburn, and a brother, Dr. John F. McCauley III and his wife Terese of Reading.  She was also the loving aunt of Maureen Cannava, Michele Ballos, Sharon McCauley and Christopher McCauley.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, March 20th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Thelma (Graham) Flint

Thelma (Graham) Flint, 96, a former resident of Woburn, passed away at the Mease Continuing Care Center in Dunedin, Florida on Tuesday, March 16.  She was the wife of the late George S. Flint, who died in 1994.  Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late James H., and the late Jennie (Boyd) Graham.  She later lived in Newburyport, until moving to Florida, where she had lived since 1960.   She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin. 

She is survived by one son, Malcolm Flint of Malvern, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday, March 25 at 10:00 am.


March 17, 2004

Charles E. Doherty

Photo of Charles E. DohertyCHARLES E. DOHERTY - in Woburn, March 17th. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Canty) Doherty. Devoted father of Mary Ethel Grady of Boston and Patricia Ann Doherty of Woburn. Dear brother of Helen E. Flahive of Winchester and the late Mary Finnerty.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 22nd, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Doherty's memory to Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125.

OBITUARY:

Charles E. Doherty, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, March 17th, at the age of ninety-three. He was the husband of Evelyn (Canty) Doherty for over sixty-two years.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Patrick W. and Hannah (Clancy) Doherty. He was raised in Winchester and graduated from Winchester High School with the Class of 1931. In the 1930's he was a member of the Winchester town baseball and football teams. He later attended Suffolk University. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Since 1939 he worked for Boston College High School where he served as Registrar until his retirement in 1980. He also served on the Board of Trustees for BC High. He enjoyed following politics and was an avid bowler in earlier years.  He and his family had made their home in Woburn since 1942.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Finnerty. Surviving in addition to his wife Evelyn are two daughters, Mary Ethel Grady of Boston and Patricia Ann Doherty of Woburn, and a sister, Helen E. Flahive of Winchester.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 22nd, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Donations may be made in Mr. Doherty's memory to Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125.
 

Mary E. (Cause) Clark

MARY E. (CAUSE) CLARK - of Medford, March 17th. Wife of the late Stanley Clark. Dear sister of Fred Cause of Wilmington, James Cause of Beverly, and Rose Clegg of Florida.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, March 19th, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday from 11:30 to 12:30, prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. (Cause) Clark of Medford passed away on Wednesday, March 17th, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was ninety-one years of age.  Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Cause. A quiet woman, she lived in Medford all her life and worked as a seamstress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley.  Surviving are two brothers, Fred Cause of Wilmington and James Cause of Beverly, and a sister, Rose Clegg of Florida.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday afternoon, March 19th, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday from 11:30 to 12:30, prior to the service. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the charity of one's choice.

 

Daniel J. Matthews

Photo of Daniel J. MatthewsDANIEL J. MATTHEWS – in Woburn, Wednesday, March 17th, beloved husband of Katherine (Pigott) Matthews. Devoted father of Daniel J. Matthews Jr. and his wife Karen of Lynn, Richard P. Matthews and his wife Diana of Woburn, Janis L. Nurnberger of Burlington, Stephen P. Matthews and his wife Audrey of Melrose and the late Terrance M. Matthews. Dear brother of Lorraine “Rainey” Morris of Hingham, Dolores “Sissy” McDonald of Dedham, Lois DeWitt of California and the late Clarence and Harold Matthews. Loving grandfather of twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 11 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline. Donations may be made in Dan's memory to the charity of one's choice.

OBITUARY:

Daniel J. Matthews of Woburn passed away in Burlington early Wednesday, March 17th. The husband of Katherine (Pigott) Matthews, he was eighty-three years of age.  Born in East Boston, he was the son of the late Harold and Isabel (Baldwin) Matthews. He graduated from East Boston High School and then entered the Coast Guard. When World War II broke out, he transferred to the U.S. Army, serving in the Philippines.

Following the war he returned home, which was then in Oklahoma, and then moved to Woburn where he raised his five children in the South End of the city.

He worked as a carpet layer at Koko Boodakian Oriental Rug Company in Winchester for over twenty-five years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and the Red Sox. He frequently could be found sitting out on his front porch of his house in the Horn Pond area, waving to passersby. Mr. Matthews was a member of the American Legion in Winchester.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terrance M. Matthews and two brothers, Clarence and Harold Matthews. Surviving in addition to his wife Katherine are four children, Daniel J. Matthews Jr. and his wife Karen of Lynn, Richard P. Matthews and his wife Diana of Woburn, Janis L. Nurnberger of Burlington, and Stephen P. Matthews and his wife Audrey of Melrose, and three sisters, Lorraine “Rainey” Morris of Hingham, Dolores “Sissy” McDonald of Dedham, and Lois DeWitt of California. 
He was also the beloved grandfather of twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 11 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Dan's memory to the charity of one's choice.


March 18, 2004

Marion V. Reil

Reil, Marion V. (Doherty) – of Woburn, March 18, beloved wife of the late Francis J., devoted mother of Francis “Jimmy” Reil of Woburn and Paula L. Brooke and her husband Paul of Georgia. Sister of Leonard Doherty of East Dennis, Neal Doherty of Winchester, Marjorie Middleton of Kennebunkport, ME., Louise and Paul Doherty both of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Monday, March 22, at 10:30 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be sent in Marion’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701.

Obituary

Marion V. Reil, a lifelong resident of Woburn passed away on Thursday, March 18, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, following a extended illness, the wife of the late Francis J. Reil, she was eighty-two years old.

She was the daughter of the late Mary (Connolly) and Neal Doherty. Marion was the purchasing agent for the former Gustavo-Preston Company of Boston and later located in Woburn for over thirty years before her retirement in 1983. She was a avid Boston Red Sox and Ted Williams Fan. Marion was dedicated to her family, their care and happiness were very important to her.

Surviving are her children Francis “Jimmy” Reil of Woburn and Paula L. Brooke and her husband Paul of Georgia, her three brothers, Leonard Doherty of East Dennis, Neal Doherty of Winchester and Paul Doherty of Woburn, two sisters, Marjorie Middleton of Kennebunkport, ME., and Louise Doherty of Woburn.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Monday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 11:30. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


March 19, 2004

Edward J. Leary

Arrangements for Edward J. Leary are incomplete at this time.

 

Lorraine A. (Easler) Delaney

Photo of Lorraine A. (Easler) DelaneyLORRAINE A. (EASLER) DELANEY - in Woburn, unexpectedly, March 19th. Beloved wife of Paul F. Delaney. Devoted mother of Kim Delaney-Chiary and Kerry Anne Delaney, both of Woburn. Dear sister of Joan Gouthro of Jamaica Plain and June Fish and her husband Thomas of Stoughton. Loving grandmother of Kacey, Kevin, and Kristopher Chiary.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, March 23rd, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Program, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan 5, Boston, MA 02115.

OBITUARY:

Lorraine A. (Easler) Delaney, a resident of Woburn for most of her life, passed away suddenly at her home early Friday, March 19th. The wife of Paul F. Delaney for nearly thirty-eight years, she was sixty years of age.

Lorraine was born in Boston, daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Garnett) Johnson. She was raised in Roxbury and received her education at St. Patrick's High School. In later years she majored in English at Middlesex Community College.

Mrs. Delaney's family was her priority, and she enjoyed spending time with her daughters and her three grandchildren. She and her husband Paul enjoyed frequent trips to Atlantic City, including one this past week. She loved computers, particular animation and graphics, and was a member of the "April Tri-Stars", a computer graphics online class. In earlier years she taught CCD at St. Joseph's Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband Paul are two daughters, Kim Delaney-Chiary and Kerry Anne Delaney, both of Woburn, two sisters, Joan Gouthro of Jamaica Plain and June Fish and her husband Thomas of Stoughton, and three grandchildren, Kacey, Kevin, and Kristopher Chiary.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, March 23rd, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be private. Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Program, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan 5, Boston, MA 02115.


March 21, 2004

Muriel M. Simpson

Muriel M. Simpson, 83, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, March 21.  Wife of the late Robert “Bob” Simpson, Muriel had been living with her daughter Gail´s family in Wilmington since 1999.  Born in Somerville and raised in Cambridge, Muriel was a daughter of the late John, and the late Lillian (Mercer) Thompson. 

She attended Cambridge schools, married at age nineteen, and gave birth to two children before her husband, brothers, and sister left for military service during World War II.  During the War, she lived in Arlington, and later moved to Woburn with her five children in 1954. 

A loving mother, grandmother and friend, her home on Cambridge Road became a welcome stop for all who needed a warm meal or a cup of tea.  Muriel and her husband Bob were active members of the First Congregational Church in Woburn, where she taught Sunday School for decades, was a member of the church Women's Guild, and organized the annual craft fair. 

Muriel was known for her creative talents.  Whether it was making the many crocheted afghans and handmade crafts that she provided for her children and friends, or singing and playing the spoons at family gatherings; Muriel loved using her creativity to brighten the lives of others. 

Muriel had an infectious laugh, and she considered her family and friends to be the center of her life.  She adored spending time with her many grandchildren, and lived to enjoy the blessings of a long life. 

She is survived by two sons, Robert A. Simpson of Wappingers Falls, NY, and Ralph E. Simpson of Bedford; three daughters, Patricia L. Castellucci of Groton, Gail E. Cahill of Wilmington and Janet L. Benvenuti of Concord.  She is also survived by a niece, Donna Whynot of Tewksbury; eighteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 322 Main St., Woburn on Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cooperative Elder Services - Burlington Center, 37 B St., Burlington, MA 01803.


March 22, 2003

Lena M. Killilea

Lena M. (Re) Killilea, a resident of Woburn for the past fifty-one years, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Monday. She was the wife of the late George R. Killilea, she was eighty-nine years old.  Born in Boston, she devoted her life to raising her family, and she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her late brothers and sisters, Augustina, Salvatore, Francesco, Providencia, Michelangelo, Ignacia and Guissepe.

Surviving are two sons, George J. Killilea and his wife Ann of Woburn, Kenneth W. Killilea and his wife Karen of Stoneham. Three grandchildren Kathleen and Megan Killilea of Woburn and Daniel Killilea of Stoneham. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Thursday, March 25, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are repspectfully invited to attend.

Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 24. from 5 thru 8.  In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be sent in Lena's memory to the Perkins School For The Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02172 or St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


March 23, 2004

Andrew H. Tofuri

ANDREW H. TOFURI - in Woburn, March 23rd. Beloved husband of the late Josephine F. (Tropea) Tofuri. Devoted father of Richard C. Tofuri of Essex and Andrew H. "Drew" Tofuri, Jr. of Houston, TX. Dear brother of Carmen and Joseph Tofuri, both of Winchester, and the late Charles Tofuri, Mary Pazos, and Anna Massaro. Loving grandfather of Richard Jr., Paul, and Christine Tofuri and Andrew H. 3rd and John Tofuri. Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, March 26th, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.


March 26, 2004

Catherine M. "Kay" (Busby) Hayden

Photo of Catherine M. CATHERINE M. "KAY" (BUSBY) HAYDEN - in Woburn, March 25th. Beloved wife of Daniel R. Hayden. Devoted mother of Linda Tarantino and her husband Michael and Robert Hayden and his wife Sara, all of Malden, Daniel Hayden, Jr. and his wife Joanne of Woburn Cheryl Leyenaar of Clearwater, FL, and Cathy Perra and her husband Wayne of Manchester, NH. Dear sister of James Busby and his wife Norma of Wilmington, Chris Vicario of Daytona Beach, FL and her late husband Leo, William Busby and his wife Lee of Tewksbury, Elizabeth "Betty" Ober and her husband Richard of Woburn, George Busby and his wife Nancy of Melrose, and Robert Busby and his wife Joan of Quincy. Loving grandmother of Karen and Jen Burke, Michael Tarantino, Tyler Hayden, Mark Leyenaar and his wife Laura, Brad and Michael Leyenaar, and Ashley Hayden. Also survived by her mother-in-law, Sophie Hayden of Woburn, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 29th, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham. Donations may be made in Kay's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Late longtime employee of the Lord Wakefield, Wakefield.

OBITUARY:

Catherine M. “Kay” Hayden of Woburn passed away in Winchester Hospital on Thursday, March 25th, following a short illness. The wife of Daniel R. Hayden for nearly forty-seven years, she was sixty-seven.  Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Doherty) Busby. She graduated from Somerville High School in 1954 and had made her home in East Woburn since her marriage in 1957.

For nearly thirty years until she retired in November due to ill health, she was a bartender at the Lord Wakefield Hotel in Wakefield. She was known for taking care of everyone, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Her many friends and extended family were recipients of Kay’s generosity and caring manner. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Woburn.

Surviving in addition to her husband Dan are five children: Linda Tarantino and her husband Michael and Robert Hayden and his wife Sara, all of Malden, Daniel Hayden, Jr. and his wife Joanne of Woburn, Cheryl Leyenaar of Clearwater, FL, and Cathy Perra and her husband Wayne of Manchester, NH, her brothers and sisters, James Busby and his wife Norma of Wilmington, Chris Vicario of Daytona Beach, FL and her late husband Leo, William Busby and his wife Lee of Tewksbury, Elizabeth "Betty" Ober and her husband Richard of Woburn, George Busby and his wife Nancy of Melrose, and Robert Busby and his wife Joan of Quincy.

She was also the loving grandmother of Karen and Jen Burke, Michael Tarantino, Tyler Hayden, Mark Leyenaar and his wife Laura, Brad and Michael Leyenaar, and Ashley Hayden, and great-grandmother of Josphine Mandra. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Sophie Hayden of Woburn, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, March 29th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Kay's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Bernard F. McElhinney

Bernard F. McElhinney, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Thursday, March 26, following a lengthy illness. The husband of the late Blanche B. (Bedulski) McElhinney, he was eighty three years old.

Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Cassie and Daniel McElhinney. Bernard owned and operated Deans Lunch and the Town Kitchen located in Woburn Square for many years . He later retired from Nuclear Metals of Concord. Bernard served in the US Navy during World War II. and has lived in Winchester since 1980, formerly of Woburn.

Along with his wife he was predeceased by his son Paul B. McElhinney, his two sisters Mary McElhinney and Josephine Coldwell, two brothers Daniel and John McElhinney.

Surviving are his son Richard P. of Winchester, his grandchildren Paul R. And Kelly M. McElhinney both of Woburn and his great granddaughter Jada.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Tuesday, March 30, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Mary Church, 155 Washington St. Winchester at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will concluded with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday from 4 thru 7.


March 27, 2004

Earl L. "Butch" Olson

Earl L. “Butch” Olson, 77, a lifelong resident of Woburn, succumbed after fighting a long, courageous battle against cancer on Saturday, March 27th.  Born in Woburn, he would have been 78 years old on April 26th.  “Butch”, as he was known to family and friends, was the son of the late Wilbur A., and the late Signe E. (Reenstierna) Olson. 

Earl was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.  He served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Montpelier, nicknamed the “Mighty Monty” for his entire service.  His shipmate and friend James J. Fahey authored the book Pacific War Diary, depicting the experiences of the battles fought.  This book is a treasured record for his family, which includes a photo of Earl in an official U.S. Navy picture.  After his discharge from the Navy, he lived and worked the remainder of his life in Woburn as a self employed cabinet maker and carpenter.  He remodeled many homes in Woburn and Winchester, and he also built his family home in the Central Square area. 

Earl had numerous friends, many of them lifelong.  He particularly enjoyed his hunting and fishing trips, and camper traveling throughout Canada and New England when his family was young. 

Earl is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Lois E. (Macaulay) Olson; two sons, Robert Paul Olson and David Earl Olson, both of Woburn; a daughter, Diane Margaret DeCastro and her husband Carlos of Burlington; and he was the passionate, loving grandfather of 9-year-old Derek Anthony DeCastro. 

Earl was interred at the V. A. National Cemetery in Bourne following a private service attended by his family.  The family would like to acknowledge the Hospice nurses and volunteers for their enduring support and care given to Earl and his family during the last thirteen months.  Because of their devotion, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.


March 29, 2004

Evelyn Mae (Winn) Callahan

Photo of Evelyn Mae (Winn) CallahanEVELYN MAE (WINN) CALLAHAN – in Woburn, Monday, March 29th, beloved wife of Joseph T. Callahan. Devoted mother of Robert M. Callahan of Suffield, CT, Cathleen P. Callahan and Susan M. Callahan both of Woburn. Dear sister of Doris Hogan of Woburn and the late Mary Stepper, Robert and Francis Winn. Loving grandmother of Caroline E. Callahan of NY and Ryan P. Callahan of CA. Also survived by may nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, April 1st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Evelyn Mae (Winn) Callahan, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away quietly on Monday, morning, March 29th at Woodbriar Nursing Center of Wilmington. The beloved wife of Joseph T. Callahan, she was eighty-nine years of age. 
Born in Woburn, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Michael H. and Katherine (Weafer) Winn. She attended the Woburn Public Schools and graduated from Woburn High School in 1942. After graduating, Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for her father’s trucking business, Winn’s Express, until her children were born. Evelyn dedicated her life to her husband Joseph, to whom she was married for sixty-three years, and their three children. A talented cook and seamstress, Evelyn loved her home, always welcoming family and friends.

When she wasn’t busy at home, she enjoyed spending time in her garden, traveling, bird watching and she was an avid reader.

Evelyn was predeceased by her brothers, Francis and Robert Winn, and her sister, Mary Stepper.  In addition to her husband, Joseph T. Callahan, she is survived by her children, Robert M. Callahan of Suffield, CT, Cathleen P. Callahan and Susan M. Callahan both of Woburn, her sister, Doris Hogan of Woburn, her grandchildren, Caroline E. Callahan of NY and Ryan P. Callahan of CA. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, April 1st, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the St. Charles Church Restoration Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Muriel W. (Schmidt) Ray

Muriel W. (Schmidt) Ray of Medford, a former longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on Monday, March 29.  She was 89 years of age.  Born in Somerville and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late William G., and the late Alice M. (Howe) Schmidt.  Muriel was a graduate of Woburn Schools. 

She was an active member of the North Congregational Church in Woburn, and took a special interest in the church's youth groups.  She belonged to several church committees, and enjoyed volunteering her time helping with the North Congregational Church's many suppers.  Muriel was a 50 year member of the Aletheon Chapter Order of Eastern Star Lodge in Woburn. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Elliott Ray who died in 1980.  Muriel is survived by one sister, M. Lois Hahn of Medford; one nephew, Eric E. Hahn and his wife Frances of Hanover; and two cousins, Marjorie Armstrong of Watertown and Margaret Hutchinson of New Hampshire.  She is also survived by her dear friends, Prudence Loftus of Reading, Paula Ward of Belmont, Priscilla Chadwick of Milford, Phyllis Howes of Andover; and numerous Great nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Friday, April 2.  Burial was at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to the Woburn Council of Social Concern-Food Pantry, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA 01801; or the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


March 30, 2004

Barbara J. Valentin-Kaput

BARBARA J. VALENTIN-KAPUT - in Woburn, March 30th. Beloved mother of Cheryl J. Goodie of FL, David A. Valentin of VA, Richard W. and Sherri A. Valentin, both of Woburn, John E. Valentin of Lowell, and the late Charlotte Valentin. Daughter of the late Elsie (Ingersoll) Proctor. Dear sister of Arthur Ingersoll of ME, Charles Proctor of Dracut, William Proctor of Washington, Elizabeth and Richard Proctor, both of Woburn, Charlotte Smart of Billerica, Bernard Proctor of Nashua, NH, and Robert Proctor of Andover. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, April 3rd, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Barbara J. Valentin-Kaput, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away in Tewksbury on Tuesday, March 30th, following a lengthy illness. She was sixty-five years of age. Barbara was raised in Woburn, the daughter of the late Elsie (Ingersoll) Proctor. She was educated here and lived most of her life in the South End of the city. Her family was of greatest importance to her, and she particularly loved helping to care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Barbara was predeceased by a daughter, Charlotte Valentin.  Surviving are five children, Cheryl J. Goodie of Florida, David A. Valentin of Virginia, Richard W. and Sherri A. Valentin, both of Woburn, and John E. Valentin of Lowell.

She was the sister of Arthur Ingersoll of Maine, Charles Proctor of Dracut, William Proctor of Washington, Elizabeth and Richard Proctor, both of Woburn, Charlotte Smart of Billerica, Bernard Proctor of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Robert Proctor of Andover. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, April 3rd, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Frimola Pieroni

Pieroni – Frimola (Giusti) of Somerville, March 30th. Beloved wife of the late Edi Pieroni. Devoted mother of Madeline Pieroni of Burlington and Josephine “Jo” Pieroni – Mucci of Woburn. Loving grandmother of George Hachey Jr., Laurie Michelangelo, Michele Gasper, Jeneen and John Edward Mucci. Loving great grandmother of Nicholas and Christopher Michelangelo, Arielle and Alyssa Hachey.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Saturday, at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.


March 31, 2004

Jeanne Lillian Miller

Jeanne Lillian Miller, 76, died at her home in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Wednesday, March 31 after a very long illness.  She was the beloved wife of USAF Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Edward M. Miller, formerly of Beverly.  They were married in February of 1975.  Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Vernon, and the late Ruth (Wheaton) Fuller, whose family became long time residents of North Reading.  She graduated from Reading High School, Class of 1945, and then worked as a telephone operator.  She then came to North Reading, where she had lived until moving to Florida in 1994.  

Jeanne was a homemaker, devoted to her family, and enjoyed working with flowers, arts and crafts.  She also enjoyed genealogy, and had researched her family back to the Mayflower. 

In addition to her husband, Jeanne is survived by two brothers, Paul Fuller of Deland, Florida, and Robert Fuller of Henderson, NC; one sister, Ruth Ann Hodgkins of Skowhegan, ME; and four children from a previous marriage to Calvin Grant Sr. of Nashua, NH; Calvin Grant Jr. Of Londonderry, NH; Barbara Allen of Haverhill; Kenneth Grant of Nashua; 24 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.  She was predeceased by one son, the late William Grant. 

A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Wednesday, April 7 at 11:00 am.  A visiting hour will be held prior to the service on Wednesday from 10-11:00 am.  Burial will take place at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.


April 1, 2004

Maria Isabel de Freitas

de Freitas, Maria I. (Figuera) – of Woburn, April 1, beloved wife of the late Albino. Devoted mother of Cidalia Faria of Burlington, Jinet Buckley of Salem, NH., Celina de Freitas and Mary Jo da Silva of Woburn, Theresa de Freitas of Seattle, WA., and Odilia Walker of Billerica.

Also survived by nine loving grandchildren and eight loving great grandchildren. Maria is also survived by one brother and predeceased by eight brothers.

Funeral from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Saturday, April 3, at 8 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Margaret Church, 109 Winn St. Burlington at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Friday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


April 2, 2004

Laura R. (Bernard) Moore

Photo of Laura R. (Bernard) MooreLAURA R. (BERNARD) MOORE – in Woburn, April 2nd. Beloved wife of the late Dwight H. Moore. Devoted mother of Judith Adams of Groton, Carolyn “Cally” Bixby of Woburn, Janice Canavan of Sonora, CA, and Steven Moore of Bozeman, MT. Also survived by 5 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 20th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 485 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Mrs. Moore's memory to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 204 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.

OBITUARY:

Laura R. (Bernard) Moore died Friday evening, April 2nd, at Winchester Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Dwight H. Moore, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was born January 19th, 1917, daughter of the late Alexander and Ida (Bemis) Bernard, in East Woburn in a house built by her father in 1911. Serving many area churches as organist and choir director, she retired after thirty-five years at the Second Congregational Church in Winchester.

She was an avid animal lover and a horsewoman. As well as keeping her own horse, she boarded horses for local young people. She also served as a leader of the Woburn 4H Rangers, making lifelong friends among the young people with whom she worked.

She is survived by her children, Judith Moore Adams of Groton, Carolyn Moore Bixby of Woburn, Janice Moore Canavan of Sonora, California, and Steven Richard Moore of Bozeman, Montana. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Andrew D. Adams, Everett J. Bixby III, Peter J. Adams, Robin Canavan, and Jay C. Canavan, as well as her dog, Duffy, and her cat, Pansy.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 20th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 485 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours.  Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 204 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.  Arrangements are by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

Charles B. Metrano

CHARLES B. METRANO - in Woburn, April 2nd, Beloved husband of the late Doris M. (Finnegan) Metrano. Devoted father of Dennis G. Metrano and his wife Barbara of Newburyport and Charlene B. Metrano of Gulfport, FL. Dear brother of the late Thomas, John, Ralph, and Albert Metrano, Regina Walsh, Catherine Mearls, and Eunice Lundgren. Loving grandfather of Dylan J. and Elizabeth J. Metrano, both of Newburyport. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Charles B. Metrano, a retired officer of the Woburn District Court, passed away in Rowley on Friday, April 2nd. Husband of the late Doris M. (Finnegan) Metrano, he was eighty-six years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Cosmo and Catherine (Keenan) Metrano. He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1935.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy as a machinist's mate.  For a number of years he worked for Atlantic Gelatin as a production supervisor. Following his retirement, he served as a court officer in the Woburn District Court.

Mr. Metrano was a member of the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion and the Woburn Lodge of Elks. He was also an avid golfer and a racetrack enthusiast.

In addition to his wife Doris, he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Thomas, John, Ralph, and Albert Metrano, Regina Walsh, Catherine Mearls, and Eunice Lundgren. Surviving are a son, Dennis G. Metrano and his wife Barbara of Newburyport and a daughter, Charlene B. Metrano of Gulfport, Florida. He was also the loving grandfather of Dylan J. and Elizabeth J. Metrano, both of Newburyport.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

 

John R. "Mac" McKinnon

Photo of John R. JOHN R. "MAC" McKINNON - in Woburn, April 2nd, Beloved husband of Ruth E. (Olson) McKinnon. Devoted father of Linda A. Lanni and her husband Albert of Woburn. Loving grandfather of Sheri Lanni of Woburn. Dear cousin of Nancy Mace Claflin and her husband Bob, and Al Youngclaus and his wife Emily, all of Woburn.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, April 5th, at 9 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mac's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

OBITUARY:

John R. McKinnon, known to family and friends as "Mac", passed away at his home in Woburn early Friday morning following a long illness. The husband of Ruth E. (Olson) McKinnon for the past fifty-five years, he was seventy-six years of age.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John R. and Catherine M. (Kelleher) McKinnon. He graduated from Hyde Park High School with the Class of 1946, and after graduation entered the U.S. Coast Guard where he served as a seaman first class.

Mr. McKinnon worked as a truck driver for most of his life, most recently for CMARC, retiring about six years ago. Previously he was employed by Severence Trucking for a number of years. He had lived in East Woburn with his family for the past fifty-one years.  He was a longtime member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

An avid gardener, he took great joy in caring for his lawn, which he maintained immaculately, and his flowers. He also enjoyed photography as a pastime.

He was devoted to his granddaughter, Sheri, and was lovingly known as "Uncle Mac", not only to his extended family but to neighborhood children.  Surviving in addition to his wife Ruth are a daughter, Linda A. Lanni and her husband Albert of Woburn, his granddaughter, Sheri Lanni of Woburn, and his dear cousins, Nancy Mace Claflin and her husband Bob, and Al Youngclaus and his wife Emily, all of Woburn.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, April 5th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made in Mac's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


April 3, 2004

Mary T. (Bavuso) Ficociello

MARY T. FICOCIELLO - in Woburn, April 3rd. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore J. "Sam" Ficociello. Devoted mother of Salvatore J. "Jerry" Ficociello and his wife Veronica of Burlington, Josephine Kmon and her husband Matthew of Wilmington, Mary Grace Venditti and her husband Arthur of Wilmington, and Paul J. Ficociello and his wife Bernadette of Burlington. Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 7th, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 11. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the charity of one's choice.

OBITUARY:

Mary T. Ficociello, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at her home early Saturday, April 3rd. She was the wife of the late Salvatore J. “Sam” Ficociello, who died eight years ago.  Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Josephine (Bellasiro) Bavuso. She attended Woburn schools and lived in the South End of the city all her life.

Mrs. Ficociello was devoted to her children and grandchildren, and took great pleasure in cooking for her family. She also enjoyed sewing and made many of her own clothes.

In addition to her husband Sam, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are four children: Salvatore J. "Jerry" Ficociello and his wife Veronica of Burlington, Josephine Kmon and her husband Matthew of Wilmington, Mary Grace Venditti and her husband Arthur of Wilmington, and Paul J. Ficociello and his wife Bernadette of Burlington. She was also the loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, April 7th, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 79 Sheridan Circle, Winchester, at 11. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.  Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the charity of one's choice.


April 9, 2004

Mary Camella (Fratto) Botta

Botta - in Woburn, Friday, April 9th, Mary Camella (Fratto), beloved wife of the late Carmine Botta. Devoted mother of Marie Elena LaLumiere of Woburn and her late husband Edward. Dear sister of the late Theresa Vetrano, Josephine Rodrigues, Helen Adams and Peter Fratto. Loving grandmother of Edward LaLumiere and his wife Julie of Chelmsford and Mark LaLumiere and his wife Andrea of Woburn. Cherished great grandmother of McKenzie, Eddie, Rachel, Dylan and the late Joseph LaLumiere. Also survived by many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and her dear Godchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday April 13th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11. Calling hour Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 or Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Mary Camella (Fratto) Botta passed away quietly on Friday, April 9th at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. The beloved wife of the late Carmine “Bogash” Botta, she was ninety-two years of age. Born in Boston, Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie Fratto. Mary was raised in East Boston and attended school there. After marrying, she and her husband Carmine moved to Somerville. In the early fifties they moved to Arlington where they remained until her husband’s death in 1989 after which she moved to Woburn to live with her daughter Marie.

Mary cherished her role as “homemaker” as she loved to bake and cook, especially her spaghetti and meatballs. Mary was also a talented knitter. In the early fifties they moved to Arlington where they remained until her husband’s death in 1989 after which she moved to Woburn to live with her daughter Marie. Mary’s grandchildren and in later years her great grandchildren where the joy of her life. Mary’s entire life was dedicated to loving and caring for her family and this love brought a peacefulness to her which she forever carried in her heart.

In addition to her husband, Carmine, Mary was predeceased by her brother, Peter Fratto, her sisters Theresa Vetrano, Josephine Rodrigues and Helen Adams, her great grandson Joseph LaLumiere and her son-in-law Edward LaLumiere. She is survived by her daughter, Marie LaLumiere of Woburn, her grandsons Edward LaLumiere and his wife Julie of Chelmsford, Mark LaLumiere and his wife Andrea of Woburn and her great grandchildren McKenzie, Eddie, Rachel and Dylan LaLumiere. Also survived by many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and her dear Godchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday April 13th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11. Calling hour Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., 36 Cameron Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 or Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.


April 10, 2004

John F. "Pinky" Lee III
 
John F. “Pinky” Lee, passed away suddenly at his home here in Woburn, on Saturday, April 10, he was sixty-one years old.  Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Lillian Helena (Scott) and John F. Lee Jr. He graduated from Woburn High School and lived here all his life. John retired from the Boston Globe where he worked for over forty years, he enjoyed reading and traveling and being with his friends at the Son of Italy Lodge in Woburn.

John was predeceased by his sister the late Mary T. Meehan, and his aunt Catherine Lee.  He is survived, Aunt Rita Lee of Woburn, his Uncle Jim Hayes of Newbury, his five nephews. Sean P. Meehan of Billerica, Timothy J. Meehan of Newbury, James M. Meehan of Chelmsford, Matthew M. Meehan of Pelham, NH., and Bryan C. Meehan of Winchester, two nieces Mary “Mazie” Chartier of Billerica and Kathleen Chandler of Burlington. Also four cousins, Charles Lee of Woburn, Jayne Lee of Salem, Joan Lee of Melrose and Christopher Hayes of Woburn.

His funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Thursday, April 15, at 9 a.m., Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St. Woburn at 10. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Visiting Hours at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 thru 8.


April 24, 2004

Raymond Domenici

Mr. Raymond Domenici, age 73 died at home on Saturday, April 24 after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston he was a Woburn resident for the last 30 years, formerly of Medford. He was the son of the late Frances (Falcone) & Joseph Domenici.

Mr. Domenici was a member of the Woburn Country Club where he enjoyed many rounds of Golf, he also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Teamsters local #379 of Boston. Raymond was a mechanic and he worked for G. Rapoli Concrete, Martignetti Concrete and Foster Masonry. He retired in 1984.

Mr. Raymond Domenici was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Carbone). Devoted father of Raymond Domenici Jr. and Ronald A. Domenici both of Woburn, Robert A. Domenici of Waltham. Loving Grandfather of Raymond James, Andrea, Devon, Damon, Casandra and Thomas. Brother of Jenny Lovejoy of Malden, Frances Cerra and Joseph Domenici Jr. both of Woburn, Chester Domenici of Lynn, the late Alfred Domenici, Albert Domenici, Francis X. Ruggiero, Helen Bedell, Connie Barochiere and Joanne Di Girolamo.

Funeral from the McLaughlin Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. WOBURN, Wednesday at 10 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Late US Air Force veteran Korean War.


April 25, 2004

John T. "Terry" Cain

JOHN T. "TERRY" CAIN – of Walnutport, PA, formerly of Woburn, suddenly, April 25th. Beloved husband of Sharon (Fisher) Cain. Devoted father of Terry Cain and his wife Leslie of Whitehall, PA, John “Bryon” Cain and his wife Amber of Delaware, Ohio, and Blythe Cain of Bethlehem, PA. Loving son of John T. and the late Helen (Lakus) Cain of Exeter, NH, and dear brother of Brian Cain of Vermont, Kevin Cain of NH, Maureen Marken of Ashland and Stacey DiRocco of VA.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, April 29th at 9 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment is private. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140, or to the Victory House of Lehigh Valley, 314 Fillmore Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015.

OBITUARY:

John T. “Terry” Cain, 58, formerly of Woburn and now of Walnutport, Pennsylvania, passed away after being stricken on the golf course in Haverhill, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon, April 25th. He was the husband of Sharon (Fisher) Cain. 
Born in the town of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, he was the son of John H. Cain, now of Exeter, New Hampshire, and the late Helen (Lakus) Cain. Terry moved to Woburn at an early age and was educated in the Woburn schools, graduating with the Class of 1963.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was involved in search and rescue missions there, piloting an Evac helicopter with the 102nd Airborne Division. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer.  Following the war, Terry attended and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in business, while at the same time he owned and managed his own business and was raising his young family.

In the late 80’s he moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania with his family, where he continued working in the power supply industry. He began as a sales representative and, with continued diligence and hard work, rose to the position of President of Phi Hong East at the time of his death.

A member of the United Fishing Association, John was an avid fly fisherman and had participated in many tournaments around the country. Recently he had renewed his love of flying and had traveled extensively, both in business and pleasure with his family and friends. He held membership in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. John was very involved supporting a homeless shelter in Allentown, Pennsylvania, offering his services as a chef and providing many homemade meals and anything else that he could do for them.

John was predeceased by his mother, Helen.  In addition to his wife Sharon and father, John, he is survived by three children: his sons, Terrence M. Cain and his wife Leslie of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, and Jon Bryon Cain and his wife Amber of Delaware, Ohio, and a daughter, Blythe Cain of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

He also leaves two brothers, Brian C. Cain of Vermont and Kevin C. Cain of New Hampshire, and two sisters, Maureen Marken of Ashland, Massachusetts, and Stacey DiRocco of Virginia. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, April 29th at 9 a.m., followed by funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment is private.   Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.   Donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 or to the Victory House of Lehigh Valley, 314 Fillmore Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015.

 

Mary A. Cozzi

Mary A. Cozzi - Private services were held for Mary A. (Souza) Cozzi, 95, of Woburn, who passed away at her home on Sunday Morning, April 25.  She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Cozzi.  Born in Provincetown, she was the daughter of the late Antone, and the late Mary Souza. 

She is survived by two sons, John F. Catizone of Woburn and Anthony Catizone of Naples, Florida; two daughters, Marilyn A. Greenwood of Woburn and Mildred A. Machado of Sanford, Maine.  She is also survived by several grandchildren and many great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552


April 28, 2004

Jean "Jennie" (Buonarosa) Saunders

Photo of Jean JEAN "JENNIE" SAUNDERS - in Woburn, April 28th. Beloved wife of the late David R. Saunders. Devoted mother of Patricia F. Carroll and her husband James F. of Woburn. Dear sister of Dominic Buonarosa of NH, Emilio Buonarosa of Reading, Violet Gregorio of Wakefield, and the late Joseph, Phyllis, Mary, Rose, and Caroline. Loving grandmother of James and the late Paul Carroll. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 1st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jennie's memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02210.

OBITUARY:

Jean "Jennie" Saunders, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away in Reading on Wednesday, April 28th. She was the wife of the late David K. Saunders, who died less than three months ago.  Born in Woburn eighty-three years ago, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Amelia (DeVito) Buonarosa. She graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1938.  For nearly twenty-five years, she worked in the garment industry as a seamstress.

Jennie was very active in St. Barbara's Parish, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Young at Hearts Club. She was widely known for her crocheting abilities and generously donated her time and talents to making blankets for sickly children in Boston hospitals through the Lioness Club as well as for parishioners at St. Barbara's.

For many years she enjoyed summering in Marshfield with her family. She also loved flowers and taking care of her garden. In earlier years she was a member of a bowling league.

In addition to her husband David, to whom she was married for sixty-one years, she was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Paul Carroll, as well as a brother, Joseph, and four sisters, Phyllis, Mary, Rose, and Caroline.  Surviving are a daughter, Patricia F. Carroll and her husband James F. of Woburn, a grandson, James Carroll, a sister, Violet Gregorio of Wakefield, and two brothers, Dominic Buonarosa of NH and Emilio Buonarosa of Reading.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 1st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Jennie's memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02210.

 

Rose Elizabeth (Nemet) Lundberg

Rose Elizabeth (Nemet) Lundberg, 95, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away after a short illness at the Winchester Hospital on Wednesday evening, April 28.  She was the wife of the late Oscar W. Lundberg who died in 1980.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late George, and the late Henrietta (Haas) Nemet. 

Mrs. Lundberg had been a resident of Woburn for over 70 years, and she was an active member of the North Congregational Church.  Rose loved children, and was known as "Auntie Rose" to generations of children in her North Woburn neighborhood. Mrs. Lundberg worked at the Tidd Home in North Woburn for 15 years. 

She enjoyed vacationing with family at her cottage on the Cape in Onset.  Rose was a member of the Circle L Club at the North Congregational Church, and she was an avid gardener, spending many hours caring for the plants in her garden.  Rose remained very active, and until her recent illness, walked wherever she needed to go. 

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis M. Jensen and her husband Jim of Wilmington, and Doris Leland and her husband Lester of Hyde Park, NY; and five grandchildren, Wanda Callahan of Andover, Alan Jensen of Woburn, Nancy Leland of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wendy Roberts of Danbury, and Cristy Gunduz of Woburn.  She is also survived by nine great grandchildren, Steven, Christopher and Ryan Jensen, Aislinn and Eamon Callahan, Leland and Zachary Roberts, and Ceylan and Ceyda Gunduz.  Rose was predeceased by four brothers, the late George, the late Henry, the late August, and the late Harold Nemet; and two sisters, the late Henrietta McCusker and the late Margaret McQuiggan. 

Graveside services were held at the Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury on Monday Morning, May 3; followed by a memorial service at the North Congregational Church in Woburn.  Memorial donations may be made to the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801; or the Shriners Burns Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


April 29, 2004

Maria E. Fernandes

Maria E. Fernandes, passed away at the Saints Memorial Hospital of Lowell, on Thursday, April 29, at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late Joao Fernandes who died eleven years ago.

Born in Madeira Island, Portugal, Mrs. Fernandes immigrated to America in 1970 settling in Cambridge where she raised her family and worked as a folder in the drapery industry before moving to Somerville and then Tewksbury. She was married to her late husband for sixty-six years, she loved planting flowers in her garden and enjoyed singing with her family and friends.

She is survived by her four sons, Joao and Americo of Somerville, Jaorge of Watertown, and Jose Fernandes of Woburn. Two daughters, Maria Paolo of Somerville and Lurdes Furtado of Tewksbury. Also thirteen loving grandchildren and seventeen loving great grandchildren. One sister Canceicao Almada of Portugal. In addition to her husband Joao, she was predeceased by two sisters, Angelina Gonsalves and Maria Julia Gouveia, four brothers Antonio, Jose, Manuael and Joh Mendes.

Her funeral will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant st. Woburn on Saturday, May 1, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 9. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


May 1, 2004

Robert E. Swanson

Photo of Robert E. SwansonROBERT E. SWANSON - in Falmouth, formerly of Allston and Watertown, May 1st. Beloved husband of Jean R. (Finnegan) Swanson. Devoted father of Robert E. Swanson, Jr. and his wife Linda of Falmouth, Deborah Swanson and her husband Ronald McDermott of Lexington, Marjorie Roache and her husband Michael of Wilmington, Jeana Calleva and her husband John of Watertown, and Linda Stinehart and her husband John of Winchendon. Brother of the late Dorothy Griffin and John and Allen Swanson. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 4th, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Late member Local 1044 International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

OBITUARY:

Robert E. Swanson of Falmouth passed away at his home Saturday morning, May 1st, following a long illness. He was the husband of Jean R. (Finnegan) Swanson.  Raised in Allston, he was the son of the late Emil and Eva (Naughton) Swanson. He graduated from Brighton High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

For most of his life he worked as a truck driver, and most recently worked for PPG Industries. He was a member of Local 1044 International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.  Mr. Swanson lived with his family in Watertown and Allston before moving to Falmouth six years ago.

Preceding him in death were a sister, Dorothy Griffin and two brothers, John and Allen Swanson. Surviving in addition to his wife Jean are a son, Robert E. Swanson, Jr. and his wife Linda of Falmouth, four daughters, Deborah Swanson and her husband Ronald McDermott of Lexington, Marjorie Roache and her husband Michael of Wilmington, Jeana Calleva and her husband John of Watertown, and Linda Stinehart and her husband John of Winchendon.  He was the beloved grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 4th, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

 

Lillian G. Domenici

Lillian G. Domenici, age 68, passed away Saturday, May 1st, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a lengthy illness. Lillian was a Woburn resident for over thirty years formerly of Medford. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Domenici and was the daughter of the late Marion (Johnson) and John Sousa. Lillian enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren and over years enjoyed going on many camping trips with her family. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lillian's memory to the charity of your choice.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four daughters, Paula Nowell and her husband James of Woburn, Sandra Nowell and her husband Mark of Billerica, Sharon Fisher and her husband Charles of Tewksbury, and Pamela Houston of Billerica. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Stephen Nowell, Ryan and Kelcie Fisher, Kyle and Courtney Houston. She is further survived by her brothers, John Sousa of Woburn, Paul Sousa of Wilmington and David Sousa of Medford.

A funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Wednesday at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


May 2, 2004

Assunta "Susie" (Ferranti) Maddaleni

Photo of Assunta ASSUNTA "SUSIE" (FERRANTI) MADDALENI - Age 101, in Stoneham, formerly of Everett, May 2nd. Beloved wife of the late Carlo Maddaleni. Devoted mother of Teresa "Tess" Carey of Stoneham and her late husband George, Carl Maddaleni and his wife Denyse of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Andrew Maddaleni and his wife Marie of Malden, and Susanne Flick and her husband Robert of Wakefield. Dear sister of Santina Donati of Wakefield and Anita Mugnai of Barga, Italy. Beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 6th, at 8 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham, at 9. Calling hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Everett. Donations may be made in Susie's memory to the Boston Catholic TV Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newtonville, MA 02460, or to St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Assunta "Susie" Maddaleni of Stoneham passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 2nd. The wife of the late Carlo Maddaleni, who died in 1975, she was 101 years of age.  Born in Italy on October 21, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Aleandro and Teresa (Gonnella) Ferranti. Her parents came to live in the Boston area when she was a young child, and returned to Italy when she was six. She lived there until the age of nineteen, when she came back to the U.S.

She married her husband Carlo and they took up residence in Everett, where she lived until 1985. Since that time she had been living with her family in Stoneham.  She worked as a seamstress for much of her life, and had the unique ability to look at a finished garment and design a pattern to make it herself.  When she lived in Everett, she and her husband were part of a group that built St. Anthony Church there. She was very involved in various parish groups, including the Catholic Women's Club.

Susie, as she was known to family and friends, enjoyed gardening and remained very active through her mid-nineties. She was able to celebrate her hundredth birthday a year and a half ago with a gathering in her honor held at the Kernwood Restaurant.

In addition to her husband Carlo, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, George Carey, and several brothers and sisters.  Surviving are two daughters, Teresa "Tess" Carey of Stoneham and Susanne Flick and her husband Robert of Wakefield, two sons, Carl Maddaleni and his wife Denyse of Cape Elizabeth, ME, and Andrew Maddaleni and his wife Marie of Malden, and two sisters, Santina Donati of Wakefield and Anita Mugnai of Barga, Italy.  She was also the beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren: Carla Jennings, Michael, Andrew Jr., Gregory, and Anthony Maddaleni, Alicia Danielson, Amy and Samantha Flick, and Erica Chamberlain. She also leaves fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 6th, at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, at 9. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Everett.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Susie's memory to the Boston Catholic TV Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newtonville, MA 02460, or to St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180.


May 5, 2004

Mary Louise (Turner) Brown

Photo of Mary Louise (Turner) BrownMARY "LOUISE" (TURNER) BROWN - in Woburn, May 5th. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sidney Brown. Mother of the late Marjorie Louise McCoy, and mother-in-law of Ted McCoy of Missouri. Sister of Edward Turner of TX, Hazel Lang of Westboro, and Virginia Hinckley of Melrose, and the late Mildred Grace Turner and Ruth Hazel Locke-Wilder. Loving grandmother of Stacey Wright, Kelle Henson, Lori Porter, Brian and Scott McCoy. Also surviving are thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Woodbrook Cemetery, Salem Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 10th, at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at the Church of the Open Bible, Corner of Winn and Wyman Streets, Burlington, on Monday evening, May 10th, at 7 p.m. Donations may be made in Louise's memory to the Open Bible Academy, Corner Winn and Wyman Streets, Burlington, MA 01803.

OBITUARY:

Mary Louise Brown, a resident of Woburn for most of her life, passed away in Winchester Hospital on Wednesday, May 5th, following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sidney Brown, who died in 1992.  Born in Somerville eighty-seven years ago, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Sherlock) Turner. She attended Woburn schools, graduating from Woburn High School with the Class of 1934.

Louise, as she was known to family and friends, was a beautician who operated a shop in her home for many years. She was very active in the Church of the Open Bible where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir as well as the Missions and Hospitality groups. She was always thankful for her church family and their caring and support. Louise enjoyed traveling, particularly to Alton Bay, New Hampshire, and made friends wherever she went.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie Louise McCoy, who died in 1978, and two sisters, Mildred Grace Turner and Ruth Hazel Locke-Wilder.  She is survived by her son-in-law, Ted McCoy of Missouri, two sisters, Hazel Lang of Westboro and Virginia Hinckley of Melrose, and a brother, Edward Turner of Texas.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, Stacey Wright, Kelle Henson, Lori Porter, Brian McCoy, and Scott McCoy, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Woodbrook Cemetery, Salem Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 10th, at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are also invited to attend a memorial service to be celebrated at the Church of the Open Bible, Corner of Winn and Wyman Streets, Burlington, on Monday evening, May 10th, at 7 p.m.  Donations may be made in Louise's memory to the Open Bible Academy, Corner Winn and Wyman Streets, Burlington, MA 01803.


May 6, 2004

James J. Nagle

Photo of James J. NagleJAMES J. NAGLE – in Woburn, Thursday, May 6th, Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Bailey) Nagle. Devoted father of James J. Nagle and his wife Marilyn of Reading, Kenneth M. Nagle of NH, Cheryl A. Johnson and her husband Larry of Plymouth, Patricia M. Reed Magee and her husband Robert Magee of Townsend, Kathleen M. Nagle of Woburn and the late Michael J. Nagle. Loving grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 11th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, East Woburn at 9. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Nagle’s memory to the The Floating Hospital for Children, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department, 750 Washington Street, NEMC#14, Boston, MA 02111. Retired Lieut. Cambridge Fire Department, Navy Veteran WWII.

OBITUARY:

James J. Nagle, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 6th at the Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Patricia M. (Bailey) Nagle, he was seventy five years of age. Born in Cambridge, he was the son the late James J. and Mary M. (Kenney) Nagle. James was raised in Cambridge, attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Cambridge Latin High School. After graduating, James entered the U.S. Navy, where he served during WWII and was also a competitive boxer with the Navy.

Upon completion of his military service, James became a firefighter for the City of Cambridge. He was assigned to Engine 5 for most of his career and finished his service at Engine 4. In his early years on the department he was a member of the Cambridge Fire Department Baseball Team. During his forty year career, James rose to the rank of Lieutenant.

He retired from the City of Cambridge in the early 90’s. James and his wife Patricia, to whom he was married to for forty-nine years, made their home in Cambridge for many years before moving to Woburn in 1969. Together they raised their six children and were the very proud grandparents of thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A dedicated family man, James cherished their time together, especially their Christmas dinners. Being an avid sportsman himself, he attended many of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Mr. Nagle was predeceased by his son Michael J. Nagle and his granddaughter Melinda. He is survived by his wife Patricia M. (Bailey) Nagle, his children, James J. Nagle and his wife Marilyn of Reading, Kenneth M. Nagle of NH, Cheryl A. Johnson and her husband Larry of Plymouth, Patricia M. Reed Magee and her husband Robert Magee of Townsend, Kathleen M. Nagle of Woburn, his grandchildren, Melissa, Gregory, Brittany, Lauren, Brian, Tanya, Christopher, Stephen, Daniel, Brendan, Cheryl, Michael and two great grandchildren, Jamie and Caleb.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 11th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, East Woburn at 9. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home are on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Nagle’s memory to the The Floating Hospital for Children, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department, 750 Washington Street, NEMC#14, Boston, MA 02111.

 

Margaret E. (Grant) Fairbanks

MARGARET E. (GRANT) FAIRBANKS - in Woburn, May 6th. Beloved wife of the late Albert E. Fairbanks. Devoted mother of Kenneth Fairbanks and Janet Maillett, both of Woburn, and Marguerite Donahue of Lexington. Dear sister of John Grant of British Columbia, Canada, and Margie Lavalle of Ontario, Canada. Loving grandmother of Suzanne and Christopher Donahue.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 10th, at 8:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 8 to 8:45 a.m., prior to the mass. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Margaret E. (Grant) Fairbanks, a Woburn resident for the past twenty years, passed away quietly at home on Thursday morning, May 6th. The beloved wife of the late Albert E. Fairbanks, she was ninety one years of age.  Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Chisholm) Grant. She was raised and educated in Canada. After moving to the United States, Margaret made her home in Brighton with her husband Albert, to whom she was married for forty-one years. They later moved to Roxbury and in the early 1980’s they made their home in Woburn.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother of three children and grandmother. After her children were grown, Margaret was employed as a cook at the Top of the Hub in Boston when it first opened in 1963 and remained there until retiring eleven years later.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Albert E. Fairbanks.  She is survived by her children, Kenneth Fairbanks of Woburn, Janet Maillett of Candia, NH and Marguerite Donahue of Lexington, her brother John Grant of British Columbia, Canada, her sister Margie LaValle of Ontario, Canada and her grandchildren, Suzanne and Christopher Donahue.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 10th at 8:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Monday morning from 8 to 8:45 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


May 7, 2004

Agnes (Gomes) Castro

Photo of Agnes (Gomes) CastroAGNES (GOMES) CASTRO – in Woburn, Friday, May 7th. Beloved wife of the late Hiram Castro. Devoted mother of Edward G. Castro and his wife Christene of FL and Peter H. Castro and his wife Ellen of Woburn. Loving sister of Margaret Borges of Somerville, Mary Silva of Saugus and the late Lawrence Gomes and Natalia Costa. Loving grandmother of Brian, Vanessa, Todd, Christopher, Lisa, and Tracey Castro and great- grandchildren Sam and Cameron Castro.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch- Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, May 11th at 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Mrs. Castro’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

Agnes (Gomes) Castro, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away quietly on Friday morning, May 7th, surrounded by her family at the VNA Hospice Home in Reading. The beloved wife of the late Hiram Castro, she was eighty-two years of age.
Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria Gomes. Agnes’ family returned to Portugal when she was three where she was raised and educated. In the early fifties, she returned to New York City where she meet and married her husband Hiram.

She and her husband later returned to Somerville for a short time and in 1965 they made their final home in Woburn. Agnes was a devoted and caring mother as well as an adoring grandmother of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A wonderfully caring and sensitive woman, Agnes was well loved by all those who knew her. She was a very religious woman and an active parishioner in St Barbara’s Church. Agnes was also a talented seamstress who could sew or mend just about anything. In addition to her sewing talent, she was a marvelous cook. She and her husband Hiram, who was the Maitre d’ at the Kernwood Restaurant in Lynnfield, prepared a Portuguese feast for Humberto Cardinal Medeiros in 1975. Her smiling face and her “song like” laughter will be lovingly remembered.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Hiram Castro, who passed away in 1981, her brother Lawrence Gomes and her sister Natalia Costa.  She is survived by her sons, Edward G. Castro and his wife Christene of FL and Peter H. Castro and his wife Ellen of Woburn, her sisters Margaret Borges of Somerville and Mary Silva of Saugus, her grandchildren Brian, Vanessa, Todd, Christopher, Lisa and Tracey Castro and her great grandchildren, Sam and Cameron Castro. Also surviving is her dear lifelong friend Marjorie Swanson.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch- Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, May 11th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Mrs. Castro’s memory to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


May 9, 2004

John T. Martin Jr.

JOHN T. MARTIN, JR. – in Salem, formerly of Woburn, Sunday, May 9th. Beloved husband of the late Katherine A. (Markley) Martin. Devoted father of Anne Cranney and her husband Michael of Danvers, Thomas H. Martin of RI, Mary Martin of Tewksbury , Kathleen Plummer and her husband James, Jane Webster and Michael E. Martin and his wife Patricia all of Salem, and the late John T. Martin III and Daniel J. Martin. Lovingly survived by 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

John T. Martin Jr., a former resident and businessman of Woburn, passed away Sunday, May 9th, at the Harborside Danvers Twin Oaks Nursing Home. The beloved husband of the late Katherine A. (Markley) Martin, he was eighty years of age.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late John T. Sr., and Josephine (Marrinan) Martin. John was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. Shortly after graduating, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps where he served during WWII. While serving in the Marines, John met his wife Katherine, who was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps stationed in Washington D.C. They were married in 1945 in St. Charles Church in Arlington, VA.

Upon completion of their military service, they returned to Woburn where they made their home for a period of time before moving to Winchester and finally to Swampscott. John was employed at the Woburn Machine Company, which was owned and operated by his grandfather, Thomas Marrinan. He continued to work at Woburn Machine, eventually becoming President, and eventually sold the property which was in the south end of Woburn, five years ago.

In addition to his fulltime position at the machine shop, he attended evening classes at Bentley College. The devoted father of eight children, John and his wife Katherine, to whom he was married for fifty-three years, owned a summer home in Salem Willows, where they summered as a family for many years and made many long lasting friendships. John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Rotary Club, the American Legion and the Boys Club.

John was predeceased by his wife Katherine A. (Markley) Martin, and two sons, John T. Martin III and Daniel J. Martin. He is survived by his children Anne Cranney and her husband Michael of Danvers, Thomas H. Martin of RI, Mary Martin of Tewksbury , Kathleen Plummer and her husband James, Jane Webster and Michael E. Martin and his wife Patricia all of Salem, his grandchildren, Michael Cranney Jr., Greg Cranney, Sarah and James Plummer, Jennifer, Danielle and Daniel Webster and Michael Jamie Martin, and two great grandchildren.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


May 10, 2004

Elmer A. Franson

Photo of Elmer A. FransonELMER A. FRANSON – in Woburn, Monday, May 10th. Beloved husband of Janice M. (Haggerty) Franson. Devoted father of Dennis Franson and his wife Rita, Stephen Franson and his wife Ruth "Mickey", Janice McHugh and her husband Tom, Leslie ”Suzy” Sullivan, Ellen Franson and James Rastellini, and Jim Franson and his wife Colleen, all of Woburn, Richard Franson and his wife Susan of Burlington, Mary Salvati and her husband Mark of NH, Tracey Murphy and her husband Doug of Woburn. Dear brother of Greta Helmer of Lynnfield, Ruth Haggerty of Woburn, Anna May Crimmin of Bradford, Ethel Stokes of Woburn, Helen Jonsson of GA and the late Bertyl Franson. Loving grandfather of twenty-six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street on Friday, May 14th at 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Elmer's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

OBITUARY:

Elmer A. Franson, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away here on Monday, May 10th, following a long illness. He was the husband of Janice M. (Haggerty) Franson for the past fifty-nine years.  Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Sune and Emma (Benson) Franson. He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1935.

An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. He was given an unusual decoration from the Navy Department, despite the fact that he was a Master Sergeant in the Army. A member of a Quartermaster unit, he was pinch hitting with the Navy Air Force when he courageously flew as a crew member of a transport plane, skillfully transporting and dropping urgently needed supplies to the American forces on New Georgia Island. His patriotism and love of country continued throughout his life.

Following the war he, along with Charles "Lucky" Ryan, co-founded Ryan Company, an appliance store in the Hammond Square section of Woburn. They continued their business ventures at the Four Corners in Woburn, where they co-founded the Colonial Package Store.

Elmer and his family owned and operated Wabanaki Campground in Freedom, New Hampshire, for over forty years. The time spent there from June to September every year was his happiest, spending time with his family and the multi-generational campers.

A very hard worker known for his honesty and integrity, he was a quiet, unassuming man. He thoroughly enjoyed his children and grandchildren, particularly playing games with them both at home and at the campground.  A charter member of the Kiwanis, he was one of twelve founders of the organization. He was also a member of the Mass. Police Chiefs Association and the American Division Association.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janice are nine children: Dennis Franson and his wife Rita, Stephen Franson and his wife Ruth "Mickey", Janice McHugh and her husband Tom, Leslie ”Suzy” Sullivan, Ellen Franson and James Rastellini, and Jim Franson and his wife Colleen, all of Woburn, Richard Franson and his wife Susan of Burlington, Mary Salvati and her husband Mark of NH, and Tracey Murphy and her husband Doug of Woburn. He was the dear brother of Greta Helmer of Lynnfield, Ruth Haggerty of Woburn, Anna May Crimmin of Bradford, Ethel Stokes of Woburn, Helen Jonsson of GA and the late Bertyl Franson. He was also the loving grandfather of twenty-six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street on Friday, May 14th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in Elmer's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

 

Emily (Hanson) Tourtellot

Emily (Hanson) Tourtellot, 76, a former longtime resident of Winchester, passed away on Monday evening, May 10 at the Belmont Manor Nursing Center in Belmont.  She was the wife of Raymond B. Tourtellot.  Born in Boston, and raised in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Winfield S., and the late Jane (Fish) Hanson. 

Mrs. Tourtellot and her husband Raymond had just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Mrs. Tourtellot was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1945; and was also a graduate of Colby College.  In addition to raising her four children, Emily also worked in various positions at several companies, including the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston. 

Emily loved the theatre and acting, and she was a member of the New England Players Theatre Company.  In addition, she taught piano, and led the Junior Choir at the First Congregational Church in Milton.  Emily also worked for a time as a Social Worker at the Former Choate Hospital in Woburn.  Along with Emily's devotion to her family and love of music, she also enjoyed walking and bicycling. 

In addition to her husband Raymond, she is also survived by one son, Bruce Tourtellot of Pepperell; and three daughters, Jane Breuer of Bend, Oregon, Joan Brownell of Wilmington, and Suzanne Shelton of Lake George, Colorado.  She is further survived by five grandchildren, Jeanne Brownell of Anchorage, Alaska, Peter Brownell Jr. of  Wilmington, Brett Shelton of Lake George, Colorado, and Daniel and Alison Tourtellot of Pepperell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church, Ripley Chapel, 21 Church St., Winchester on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday evening from 5-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA  02140; or the Belmont Manor Nursing Center, c/o Stewart Karger, 34 Agassiz Ave., Belmont, MA 02178


May 11, 2004

Daniel E. Dean

Photo of Daniel E. DeanDANIEL E. DEAN - in Woburn, May 11th. Beloved husband of the late Mary M. (Braid) Dean. Devoted father of Allan H. Dean and his wife Marcia of Stratham, NH, and Debra J. Donovan of Woburn. Dear brother of Robert Dean of Dracut. Loving grandfather of Margaret Burke, Allan, Russell, and Shawn Dean, and Marina Donovan. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Saturday, May 15th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Derrick Richenburd of the First Congregational Church, Woburn, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Dan's memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

OBITUARY:

Daniel E. Dean, a resident of East Woburn for many years, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 11th. The husband of the late Mary M. (Braid) Dean, who died in 1977, he was ninety years of age.  Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Yates) Dean. He was educated in Lowell and attended a technical school.

For thirty-seven years, Mr. Dean worked for the General Electric Company of Lynn as a mechanic in Research and Development. He began with the steam turbine division, and since the 1940's was with the jet engine division of the company. He was part of the team that built the first jet engines during World War II. He retired at the age of 65.

He truly loved his work, and he enjoyed working around the house. An animal lover, he particularly enjoyed working with the show horses that he raised.

In addition to his wife Mary, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are a son, Allan H. Dean and his wife Marcia of Stratham, New Hampshire, a daughter, Debra J. Donovan of Woburn, and a brother, Robert Dean of Dracut.  He was also the beloved grandfather of Margaret Burke, Allan, Russell, and Shawn Dean, and Marina Donovan, and great-grandfather of five.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 15th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Derrick Richenburd of the First Congregational Church, Woburn, officiating.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Dan's memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.


May 12, 2004

Dominick J. Mancuso

Dominick J. Mancuso, died suddenly on May 12, at the Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell. The Husband of Janet (Leterri) Mancuso, he was 73 years old. Born and raised in Watertown, he was the son of the late Flora (Tortorella) and John Mancuso. Dominick was a retired salesman for the heavy equipment industry.

In addition to his wife Janet, he is survived by his two Daughters, Joy Laporto of Watertown and Valerie Nogueira and her husband Anthony of Townsend. One Son Anthony Mancuso and his wife Bridget of Lowell. His grandchildren, Sean, Tiffany, Dillon, Anthony D., Alexa, Anthony J. and Nicholas. Also his two Brothers Charles Mancuso of Watertown, Vincent Mancuso of Maine and his sister Rose Russo and her husband Thomas of Watertown and many loving and close friends. .

A funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, on Monday, May 17, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Sunday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Pine Have Cemetery, Burlington.


May 13, 2004

Charles E. Belanger

Belanger, Charles E. – of Billerica May 13, beloved husband of Marion (O’Connell). Devoted father of Kathleen Eastman, Charles E. Belanger Jr., Arthur G. Belanger and Patricia McNaughton. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren. Brother of Jerry Belanger.

A funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn on Tuesday, May 18, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Monday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.


May 16, 2004

Mary L. (Sciarrio) Gangi

Photo of Mary L. (Sciarrio) GangiMARY L. (SCIARRIO) GANGI - of Woburn, May 16th. Beloved wife of David W. Gangi, Sr. Devoted mother of Charles D. Gangi and his wife Christine of Buffalo, NY, David W. Gangi, Jr. and his wife Gael of Methuen, Mark J. Gangi of Woburn, and John W. Gangi and his wife Susan of Stuart, FL. Dear sister of Daniel Sharrio of Clearwater, FL, William Sciarrio, Sr. of Saugus, Theresa Gangi and Barbara Gentile, both of Woburn, and the late Gerard Sciarrio and Isabel O'Keeffe. Loving grandmother of Jason W. Gangi, Richard D., Matthew J., Jamie Lee, Aaron J., and Nicole S. Gangi, and Theodore D. and Samantha M. Gangi.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

OBITUARY:

Mary L. Gangi of Woburn passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, May 16th, in Stuart, Florida, where she and her husband had spent the winter. The wife of David W. Gangi, Sr. for the past fifty-five years, she was eighty years of age. 
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Rachel (Pennacchio) Sciarrio. She grew up in the West End of Boston and graduated from Girls High School in Boston with the Class of 1941.

Following her marriage in 1949, she lived with her family in Dover and Somersworth, New Hampshire, before settling in Woburn in 1962.

In earlier years she worked as a technician in the Radiology Department of Mass. General Hospital.  Later she was involved in the business owned by the Gangi family since 1937, Woburn Bowladrome, located on Montvale Avenue. For many years she was a familiar figure to patrons there, working as a counter person.

Mary bowled with the South End Italian Club League as well as the Coffee League. She was a longtime member of the Ladies Lodge 1584 of the Sons of Italy, and enjoyed knitting as a pastime. For nearly twenty years, she and her husband have enjoyed winters in Stuart, Florida.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Gerard Sciarrio, and a sister, Isabel O'Keeffe.  Surviving in addition to her husband, David W. Gangi, Sr., are four sons: Charles D. Gangi and his wife Christine of Buffalo, New York, David W. Gangi, Jr. and his wife Gael of Methuen, Mark J. Gangi of Woburn, and John W. Gangi and his wife Susan of Stuart, Florida, two brothers, Daniel Sharrio of Clearwater, Florida, and William Sciarrio, Sr. of Saugus, and two sisters, Theresa Gangi and Barbara Gentile, both of Woburn. She was also the loving grandmother of Jason W. Gangi, Richard D., Matthew J., Jamie Lee, Aaron J., and Nicole S. Gangi, and Theodore D. and Samantha M. Gangi.

The funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.


May 17, 2004

Douglas Stephens

Douglas Stephens, age 64, of Andover, passed away in his home Monday morning following a brief illness. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Ellamae (Russell) and Edward Stephens Jr. Doug was the beloved husband of 43 years to Carrol (McKay) Stephens and together they have lived in Andover for the past 32 years.

Doug graduated from Tufts University with a degree in economics in 1960 and is a fraternal brother of Phi Sigma Kappa. Doug was a co-founder, treasurer and board member since 1991 of Supportive Living, Inc., a Woburn based not-for-profit organization. Doug was also an advisory board member of Mentor Brain Injury Services, in connection with its community re-entry service program created by the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Doug has been a catalyst in the establishment of federally endorsed housing opportunities for survivors of brain injury. His organization's two new living and support facilities, Warren House in Woburn and McLaughlin House in North Reading, have been recognized at the national level as among the first residences of their kind in the United States.

He has been a member of Cummings Properties´ executive team since 1972. He was the Executive Vice President of Cummings LLC and was a trustee of the Cummings Foundation and also served as the acting executive director and trustee at New Horizons at Choate. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees of Burlington's Fellowship Baptist Church.

Doug loved sports, reading and history. He loved his country and loved being with his wife and family.

In addition to his beloved wife Carrol, he is survived by his daughters Susan Throckmorton of Jacksonville, FL, Sheryl DeMaine of Salem, NH and his son Scott D. Stephens of Woburn. He is the loving grandfather of Caitlyn, Ryan, Connor, Abigail and Ashley. He is also survived by his brother, Edward Stephens III, and several loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted in the Chapel at West Parish Garden Cemetery, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, Thursday, May 20th, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the McLaughlin- Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Wednesday 1 - 4 & 6 - 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, Doug has requested that memorial contributions be made in his memory to Supportive Living Inc. 17 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801.


May 18, 2004

Nancy K. (Kreuz) Eaton

Photo of Nancy K. (Kreuz) EatonNANCY K. (KREUZ) EATON - in Woburn, May 18th, age 49. Beloved wife of Robert P. Eaton, Devoted mother of Jennifer M. Kilbride and her husband, CPT Kevin Kilbride, US Army, of Woburn, SPC Robert P. Eaton, Jr., US Army, of Ft. Bragg, NC, and Benjamin P. Eaton of Woburn. Loving daughter of Ed and Jean (Rooney) Kreuz of Woburn. Dear sister of David Kreuz of Quincy, Patty Rampersaud of Kensington, NH, Richard "Ricky" Kreuz of Arlington, Sally Hansford of Medford, and Mary Karr of Michigan. Also survived by a granddaughter, Brighid Kilbride.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 22nd, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington St., Woburn, at 10. Interment is private. Calling hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made in Nancy's memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Nancy K. Eaton of Woburn passed away in Winchester Hospital Tuesday afternoon, May 18th, following an illness of several weeks. The wife of Robert P. Eaton, she was forty-nine years of age.  Nancy was born in Cambridge, daughter of Ed and Jean M. (Rooney) Kreuz, who now reside in Woburn. She was educated in Arlington schools, graduating from Arlington High School in 1972. She had lived with her family in Woburn since 1977.

For the past five years she had worked as a secretary at Burlington Business Roundtable.

Devoted to her family, she was actively involved in anything in which her children participated. She volunteered at St. Joseph's Parish in East Woburn with the youth group and was active in the Goodyear School PTO when her children attended. For a number of years she served as secretary for Woburn Youth Soccer, and also served on its Board of Directors.

More recently she enthusiastically supported her son and son-in-law, both of whom were serving in the military in Iraq, by sending packages overseas. Her interests included flower arranging and taking care of her rock garden. Along with her children, her granddaughter was most precious to her.

Surviving in addition to her husband of twenty-nine years, Bob, and her parents, Ed and Jean Kreuz of Woburn, are a daughter, Jennifer M. Kilbride and her husband, CPT Kevin Kilbride, US Army, of Woburn, two sons, SPC Robert P. Eaton, Jr., US Army, of Ft. Bragg, NC, and Benjamin P. Eaton of Woburn, and her granddaughter, Brighid Kilbride.  She also leaves two brothers, David Kreuz of Quincy and Richard "Ricky" Kreuz of Arlington. and three sisters, Patty Rampersaud of Kensington, New Hampshire, Sally Hansford of Medford, and Mary Karr of Michigan.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 22nd, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment is private. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Nancy's memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.


May 24, 2004

Cecelia L. "Sis" (Blake) Kane

Photo of Cecelia L. CECELIA L. "SIS" (BLAKE) KANE – in Woburn, May 24th. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Kane. Devoted sister of Catherine A. Sullivan of Woburn and her late husband James Arthur Sullivan, Loretta E. Clark and her husband Leo V., Sr. of Vero Beach, FL and Ogunquit, ME, and the late Margaret Blake and William "Bud" Blake, Jr. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, June 1st, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Cecelia's memory to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02172.

OBITUARY:

Cecelia L. "Sis" (Blake) Kane of Woburn, a retired teacher, passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, Mary 24th, at Winchester Hospital. The wife of the late Joseph R. Kane, who died more than twenty years ago, she was ninety-one years of age.  Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Celia L. (Haggerty) Blake. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1930 and received a Bachelor's Degree in English History from Emmanuel College in 1934.

She began her teaching career at Woburn High School, and then taught here at the junior high level. Her husband's work as a construction engineer took them to many parts of the country, including Louisiana, Michigan, Connecticut, and other locations, and she she taught English at various schools over the years.

Wherever they lived, she became very involved in volunteer work. She also enjoyed golf and was a former member of the Woburn Women's Club and the Emmanuel College Alumni Association. She was extremely close to her nieces and nephews, who considered her their "second mother." Cecelia had returned to live in Woburn with her sister Catherine about ten years ago.

In addition to her husband Joseph, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Blake, a brother, William "Bud" Blake, Jr., and a brother-in-law, James Arthur Sullivan.  Surviving are two sisters, Catherine A. Sullivan of Woburn and Loretta E. Clark and her husband Leo of Vero Beach, Florida and Ogunquit, Maine.

She was also the beloved aunt of Ann Marie Roy of Lowell, Leo V. Clark of Stowe, Vermont, Jean E. Stains of California, Loretta E. Emerson of Penacook, New Hampshire, Timothy P. Clark of Brookline, New Hampshire, William, David, and Larry Blake, Nancy Beaton, and Susan Lynch. She was the grandaunt of Kerri Davis of Woburn and numerous other grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews. Cecelia also leaves her dear cousins, Eleanor Blake Martin and Margaret Blake, as well as many other cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, June 1st, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Cecelia's memory to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02172.


May 26, 2004

Paul R. Carroll

Photo of Paul R. CarrollPAUL R. CARROLL - in Woburn, May 26th. Beloved husband of Susan M. (Gillis) Carroll. Devoted father of Stacie Pacini and her husband Jason of Medford, Paul C. Carroll of North Andover, and Jay E. Carroll of Woburn. Loving son of Margaret "Peg" (McHugh) Carroll of Woburn and the late Charles E. Carroll. Dear brother of Charles E. Carroll, Jr. and his wife Rosemarie of Stoneham, Robert A. Carroll, Elaine F. Carroll, and Janet Popoloski and her husband Paul, all of Woburn, Brenda McGinnis of Melrose, and the late Daniel T. Carroll. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 28th, at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Paul's memory to Hospice House of Reading, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA 01867.

OBITUARY:

Paul R. Carroll, 52, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at Hospice House in Reading Wednesday morning following an illness of several months. He was the husband of Susan M. (Gillis) Carroll for nearly thirty years.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of Margaret "Peg" (McHugh) Carroll of Woburn and the late Charles E. Carroll. He was a 1970 graduate of Woburn High School, attended Middlesex Community College, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Suffolk University in Boston.

Until recently he was a regional sales manager for Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Previously he was associated with Indigo America, and for sixteen years worked for Afga Corporation in Wilmington.

His family was his priority in life. When his children were in college, he loved attending his sons' games at Holy Cross and the University of Miami. He also followed his daughter's cheerleading events and later her career as a teacher at St. Charles School. In earlier years he was deeply involved in coaching Little League, Youth Hockey, Pop Warner football, and Youth Soccer. Paul was also an avid golfer.

In addition to his father, Charles E. Carroll, he was predeceased by a brother, Daniel T. Carroll.  Surviving in addition to his wife Susan and his mother, Peg Carroll of Woburn, are a daughter, Stacie Pacini and her husband Jason of Medford, and two sons, Paul C. Carroll of North Andover and Jay E. Carroll of Woburn.

Also surviving are two brothers, Charles E. Carroll, Jr. and his wife Rosemarie of Stoneham and Robert A. Carroll of Woburn, and three sisters, Elaine F. Carroll and and Janet Popoloski and her husband Paul, all of Woburn, and Brenda McGinnis of Melrose. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Marylou Carroll of Littleton, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 28th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Donations may be made in Paul's memory to Hospice House of Reading, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA 01867.


May 29, 2004

Ruth H. (Stretton) Boyden   (Adieu, my dear)

Photo of Ruth H. (Stretton) BoydenRUTH H. (STRETTON) BOYDEN - in Woburn, May 29th, at age 104. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Boyden. Devoted mother of the late Lincoln S. Boyden and mother-in-law of Laura Boyden of Winchester. Sister of the late Ada Jordan. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey Boyden and his wife Cindy and Jennifer Boyden. Also survived by three great-grandchildren: Renee, Benjamin, and Faith.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, June 3rd, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Young officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the Tidd Home, 74 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Ruth H. Boyden passed away in Woburn on Saturday, May 29th. Ruth held the distinction of having been Woburn's oldest resident, and was to have observed her 105th birthday in July of this year.  Born in Woburn July 20th, 1899, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Willa (Bell) Stretton. She lived with her family on Davis Street from the time she was a young child until she moved to the Tidd Home in North Woburn in 1988.

She was a 1917 graduate of Woburn High School. Upon her graduation from Bridgewater Teachers College in 1921, Ruth took a job as the school librarian for the junior high school in Waltham. When she married Frederick A. Boyden in 1925, she took a hiatus from her career, as married women weren't allowed to teach at this time.

She kept busy with bridge games, various activities at the Trinity Church, and the Woburn Women's Club. Ruth and Frederick enjoyed traveling, and spent their summer vacations in Stowe, Vermont. It was there that her husband taught her the sport of fly-fishing which, along with music, was their second shared hobby.

With the onset of World War II, Ruth went back to her career and was a substitute teacher for the Woburn schools. She went on to teach fourth grade in Stoneham for twenty years until she retired in 1965.

Always involved with the Trinity Church, Ruth organized a Junior Club and during her retirement, managed the highly successful thrift shop at the church for twenty years.

Until recent months she remained active and involved, even planning to learn how to go on the Internet when she was 100 years of age. She was well-versed in current events and was the consummate hostess, always ready to tell an entertaining story.

In addition to her husband Frederick, who died in 1969, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Lincoln S. Boyden, who died in 1996, and her sister, Ada Jordan.  Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Laura Boyden of Winchester, her grandson, Jeffrey Boyden and his wife Cindy, and granddaughter Jennifer Boyden.  Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Renee, Benjamin, and Faith, and many dear friends.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, June 3rd, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Young officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the Tidd Home, 74 Elm Street, Woburn, MA 01801.


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