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Margaret W. Leary

May 21, 2019

Leary, Margaret W. (Sweeney), of Norwood and Falmouth died May 21st, 2019. Beloved wife of Edward J. Leary. Devoted mother of Joan Leary of Medfield, Jean Doucette and her husband Michael of Walpole and Edward, Janet and Michael Leary all of Norwood. Loving grandmother of Meghan Doucette. Sister of the late John and James Sweeney, Catherine Hill and Mary Pettiglio. Relatives and friends are...
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Ruth Elizabeth Kober

May 19, 2019

Ruth Elizabeth (Fennessey) Kober of Westwood May 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Gerhardt K. Kober. Loving mother of Kathleen Cabral of Fairhaven and the late Karl G. Kober and Karen Kober. Mother in Law of Mary Kober of New Hampshire. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and 3 nephews. Predeceased by her grandson Paul Kober. Relatives and...
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Dorothy E. Cashin

May 18, 2019

CASHIN – Dorothy E. (Lynch), of Shrewsbury, formerly of Westwood, died May 18, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William T. Cashin. Loving mother of James F. Cashin and his wife Rebecca of Ashland and Patricia Cashin of Shrewsbury. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Holly Cashin. Sister of the late Gertrude P. Driscoll and her late husband Richard, Beatrice R. Kelly and her late husband...
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Argara G. "Jackie" (Barkas) Polechronis

May 13, 2019

Polechronis, Argara G. "Jackie" (Barkas) of Walpole formerly of Westwood and West Roxbury May 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late John "Cronis" Polechronis. Loving mother of James Polechronis and his soul mate Judy Hatfield of West Bridgewater, Joanna Hopkins and her husband David of Reading, Charles Polechronis and his wife Linda of Norwood, Stephen Polechronis and his wife Jan Furutani of Los...
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Michael G. DeSario

May 10, 2019

DeSario, Michael G., of Bellingham, formerly of Dorchester, died May 10th, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Audrey A. (Murphy) DeSario. Loving father of George M. DeSario and his wife Carol of Franklin, Esthermarie Wilson and her husband Thomas of Medfield and Margaret Anne Paghera and her husband Scott of Nashua, NH. Cherished grandfather of Michael, David, Anthony, Casey, Nicole, Christopher...
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Robert Grier Monroe

May 9, 2019

Monroe, Robert Grier died peacefully at his beloved home "Pine Cone Farm" on May 9th, 2019 at age 97. Grier's long life was filled adventure - starting with his early childhood living with his sister in the heart of New York City. His active mind and enjoyment of practical jokes were not a good match for the education system of the 20's and 30's - he was so mischievous that he was thrown out...
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Mary F. McManus

May 9, 2019

McManus, Mary F., of Quincy, formerly of Onset and Roslindale, died May 9th, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late John E. and Marion F. (Eichorn) McManus. Loving sister of Ann Joyce and her late husband Thomas of Westwood and Patricia Mullane and her husband William of South Boston, formerly Norwood. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mary graduated from...
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Roberta A. Fitzsimmons

May 5, 2019

Fitzsimmons, Atty. Roberta A., age 75, of Malden, passed away peacefully on May 5th surrounded by her loving family and friends. Daughter of the late Gerald and Ida (Garrity) Fitzsimmons. Sister of Joyce Green and Bill Fitzsimmons and the late Janet Montgomery. At Roberta's request, no formal service will be held. A Celebration of Her Life will take place at a later date. Holden-Dunn...
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Myrtice O. Messina

May 3, 2019

Messina, Myrtice O. "Mac" (McMullan), 91, of Readville and Norwood died May 3rd, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore J. Messina. Mac was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD on Wednesday morning May 8th at 11am. Interment will be at Blue Hill...
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Paul N. Perun

June 18, 1941 - April 30, 2019

Perun, Paul N., a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, passed away April 30, 2019 at the age of 77. Born on a farm in Villach, Austria on June 18, 1941, he was the son of Anna Perun and Peter Babiak. He came to America after WWII in 1951 with his mom aboard the USS General Harry Taylor. Paul was naturalized as a citizen in 1962 and attended school in New York, completing High School at the George...
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Gloria Scalzilli

April 27, 2019

Scalzilli, Gloria, of Oakton VA, formerly of Westwood, died April 27th, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Adeline and Humbert Scalzilli and loving sister of Aldo Scalzilli of Oakton VA, Norma (Scalzilli) Ficcardi of Worcester and the late Joy (Scalzilli) Judd. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden, Dunn and...
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Robert W. Lassell

April 18, 2019

Lassell, Robert W. formerly of Westwood, April 18, 2019, age 100. Beloved husband of the late Ruth E. (Wildman) Lassell. Loving father of Meredith and her husband Thomas Williams of Osterville and Stephen Lassell and his wife Cynthia of Walpole. Cherished grandpa of Kristen and Michael Hoffman, Richard and Jenn Brann, Alissa and Joseph Kehoe, Amanda and Christopher Nolan and great grandpa of...
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Peggy A. Greenbaum

April 14, 2019

Greenbaum, Peggy A. (Davis) of Medfield April 14, 2019. Beloved wife of Hyman A. Greenbaum. Loving mother of Britt Greenbaum. Sister of Raleigh Davis of No. Billerica and the late Susan Kidd and Robert L. Davis. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Holden-Dunn-Lawler www.hdlfuneralhome.net
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Sarah M. (Vaughn) Walsh

April 11, 2019

Walsh, Sarah M. (Vaughn) formerly of Westwood, MA passed away on April 11, 2019. Cherished daughter of the late Everett and Mary Vaughn. Beloved wife of the late Walter Walsh. Loving mother of Mary Schofield and her husband Charles of Medway; Regina Sullivan and her husband Bernard of Medfield; Walter Walsh of Westwood; Anne Otis of Westwood; William Walsh and his wife Andrea of Blackstone;...
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Marie Patricia (Burns) Gould

April 2, 2019

Gould, Marie Patricia (Burns), of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died April 2, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John Gerard Gould for 70 years. Loving mother of Kathryn M.C. Gould of Medway and Thomas J. Gould and his wife Leslie of Holly Springs, NC. Cherished grandmother of Douglas John Gould and the late Madeline April Gould. Relatives and friends are invited...
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Donald W. Suchma, Esq.

March 26, 2019

Donald W. Suchma, Esquire, of Westwood, passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2019, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Lewis) Suchma. Devoted and loving father of Damian P. Suchma, Kerrey (Suchma) O' Rourke, her husband Paul and their daughter Erin O'Rourke. Don was a graduate of Indiana University and Boston University School of Law and was a partner of the former law firms, Tyler...
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Edna May (Storer) Johnston

March 26, 2019

Johnston, Edna May (Storer) of Bellingham, formerly of Medfield and Jamaica Plain, passed peacefully March 26, age 91. Wife of the late Thomas W. Johnston. Loving mother of Edna M. Sullivan of Braintree, Michael T. Johnston of Bellingham, Patricia E. Johnston of Braintree, Mary Elizabeth Johnston and her husband Stephen Capoccia of Westwood, David W. Johnston and his wife Barbara of Littleton...
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Juliet W. (Wherry) Onderdonk

November 6, 1947 - March 23, 2019

Juliet "Jill" W. Onderdonk (Wherry) of Westwood, MA, passed away at age 71 on March 23, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, MA in the company of her loving husband of nearly fifty years, Andrew Onderdonk. Jill was born on November 6, 1947 in Danville, Illinois to the late John and Clara Wherry (Schneider). An adored and beloved mother, sister and grandmother, Jill is also...
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Ruth V. Sullivan

March 12, 2019

Sullivan, Ruth V. (Green), of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, died March 12th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Sullivan. Loving mother of Edward J. Sullivan Jr. and his wife Cindy of Norwood and Jeanne M. Serra and her husband Keith of Carlsbad, CA. Cherished grandmother of Christine Kullich and her husband Jarrod, Michael Sullivan, Julie Castagno and her...
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Elizabeth Betty Vitelli

March 11, 2019

Vitelli, Elizabeth D. "Betty" (Dargan), of Dedham, formerly of Westwood, died March 11th, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Rocco Vitelli. Loving sister of the late Dorothy M. O'Toole, Edward M. Dargan, James F. Dargan and Eileen E. Dargan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden, Dunn and...
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Phyllis M. (Wilde) MacNeil

March 11, 2019

MacNeil, Phyllis M. (Wilde), of Westwood, died March 11th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Norman E. MacNeil. Loving mother of Bruce MacNeil and his wife Linda of Lincoln, Helen MacNeil and her husband Patrick McFadden of Honolulu, HI and Laurel Mannix and her husband Richard of Falmouth. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Woodcock, Heather Cox, Stuart MacNeil,...
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Margaret V. "Peg" (Sullivan) Blais

March 9, 2019

Blais, Margaret V. "Peg" (Sullivan), of Westwood, formerly of Hyde Park, died March 9th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Leo A. Blais. Loving mother of Lawrence G. Blais and his wife Barbara of Norwood, Janet Marie Brown and her husband Benjamin of Wilmington, NC and the late Mary Ann Hayes and the late John and Richard Blais. Peg was predeceased by several brothers...
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Paul S. Hodgkins

March 2, 2019

Hodgkins, Paul S., of Westwood and Farmington, ME, died March 2, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Elaine (Barton) Hodgkins. Loving father of Charles B. Hodgkins and his wife Debra of Attleboro and the late Ellen Marie Hodgkins. Devoted grandfather of Charles Michael Hodgkins and his fiancée Alacia Miller and Kelsey Ann Hodgkins. Paul was a U.S. Army...
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Lucille (Beaupre) Howe

October 31, 1924 - March 2, 2019

HOWE, Lucille (Beaupre) October 31, 1924 – March 2, 2019 Lucille Howe, formerly of Westwood and Hingham, died peacefully on March 2, 2019 at The Atrium at Drum Hill in North Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Howe for 41 years. She is survived by her sons Robert (Lois) of Taunton, Lawrence (Judith Frei) of Oak Park, IL, and Gregory (Alice Charkes) of Brattleboro, VT, her...
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James M. Walker


Walker, James M., formerly of Westwood and Walpole, died in Glasgow, Scotland where he had been living for several years with his family. Beloved husband of the late Judith Ann (Chiampa) Walker. Loving father of James Walker and his wife Rania Walker and their children Adam and Janna Walker all of Glasgow, Scotland. Jim was active in the Westwood Police Auxiliaries and the Westwood Police...
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Robert F. "Bob" Wallace

June 23, 1938 - February 24, 2019

WALLACE, Robert F. "Bob" of Hyde Park passed away on February 24, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his family. Bob was the beloved and loving companion of the late Catherine "Kay" Hussey. Born on June 23, 1938, Bob was the son of the late Frank and Helen (Connelly) Wallace, formerly of Westwood. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sister Judy and her husband...
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Karen E. (Adams) D'Angelo

February 23, 2019

D'Angelo, Karen E. (Adams), age 66, of Norfolk, passed peacefully on February 23, 2019, at home. She was surrounded by her loving husband of 31 years, Leonard D'Angelo, and her two daughters Marie D'Angelo and Nicole D'Angelo. She was born in Chelsea to George S. Adams and Julia Adams (Gajewski), both of Chelsea. She leaves behind a loving sister Christine Ronan (Adams), wife of Edward Ronan,...
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Elizabeth M. "Beth" Sullivan

February 18, 2019

Sullivan, Elizabeth M. "Beth" (Murphy), age 75, of Westwood, passed away peacefully February 18th, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Paul F. Sullivan for 50 years. Loving mother of James Sullivan of Framingham and David Sullivan and his wife Andrea of Altadena, CA and sister of John A. "Jack" Murphy and his wife Beverly of Weymouth. Also survived by many loving nieces...
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David Lebudzinski

February 18, 2019

Lebudzinski, David, of Walpole, formerly of Webster, 51, died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 18th, 2019. Beloved husband of Julieanne Pinel for 12 years. Cherished son of Beverly (LaRoche) Lebudzinski of Webster and the late Edwin Lebudzinski. Loving brother of Thomas Lebudzinski and his longtime girlfriend Kerrie Robidoux of Webster. Dear son-in-law of Roger and Julie...
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William Brockie (Brock) Foster

February 16, 2019

Foster, William Brockie (Brock), 69, died peacefully February 16, 2019 in his home in Norfolk, MA. Brock is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sara (Suki) Foster and beloved daughter, Hatherly (Holly) Foster of Boston. Predeceased by his mother, Gwendolen (Fearing) White, father William (Bill) Foster, and sister Linda Foster White. He is a graduate of Tabor Academy and Curry College. Brock...
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John McWhirter

February 1, 2019

McWhirter, John S. of Westwood and formerly of Milton died on February 1, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sandra (Martinuk) McWhirter of Westwood; brother Dr. Robert E. McWhirter of New Orleans, LA, and the late M. Patricia Gibson. Also survived by his niece, Kathryn Gibson Torres and husband Luis of Shrewsbury and their children, Alysa, Maya & Andres; nephew, Paul Gibson and wife...
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Isabel Enos Goode

November 30, 1930 - January 25, 2019

GOODE, ISABEL (ENOS), of Westwood, MA died January 25, 2019, age 88. Isabel was born in Roslindale, MA on November 30, 1930, to John Enos and Anna (Kelly) Enos and attended Boston public schools graduating from "Rozzie High" in 1948. After high school, Isabel attended the Hickox Secretarial School in Boston, graduating in 1951. Isabel later had a successful career as a real estate agent. She...
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Carole A. Winslow

October 14, 1936 - January 25, 2019

Winslow, Carole A. (MacDonald), 82, of Westwood died January 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Ed in 2005, Carole leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her children, E.J. Winslow and his wife Dorothy of Norfolk, Maura Adams and her husband Carl of Hopkinton, Jeffrey Winslow and his wife Kristin of Columbus, Ohio, Andrew Winslow of Westwood, and Megan...
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Marie B. McCarthy

January 24, 2019

McCarthy, Marie B. (Leary), of Canton, MA, formerly of Westwood, MA died January 24th, 2019 at Edelweiss Village in West Roxbury, MA, surrounded by her devoted family. She was preceded in death by her late husband John L. McCarthy and by her late husband John D. McGrail. Loving mother of Frederick J. McGrail and his wife Rosalind of West Roxbury, MA, John D. McGrail and his wife Elaine of...
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Patricia Delaney

January 24, 2019

Delaney, Patricia (Beatty), of West Roxbury, Dedham, Westwood and Boston died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on January 24, 2019. She was predeceased by Deacon Joseph L. Delaney, her husband of 67 years. She leaves three children and their spouses: Mary and Thomas Hennessey of Wellesley, Joanne and Joseph Delaney III of Milton, and Joanne and Joseph Burke of Newmarket, N.H. She...
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Janet M. Bruno

January 20, 2019

Bruno, Janet M., formerly of Norwood and Westwood, died peacefully on January 20, 2019. She was proud to have worked for Verizon for many years until her retirement. Janet is predeceased by her parents John and Mary (O'Neill) McEachern; and her beloved brother John F. McEachern. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a...
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Rose Riskalla

January 18, 2019

Riskalla, Rose, of Dedham, formerly of Palmer, died January 18, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph H. and Victoria (Curio) Riskalla. Loving sister of the late Albert G. Riskalla, Selma Riskalla and Joseph Riskalla Jr. Sister-in-law of the late Mimi A. (Rodriguez) Riskalla. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Robert William DeCoste

January 10, 2019

DeCoste, Robert Age 86, of Dover on January 10, 2019 of complications from mesothelioma. Beloved husband of Mary P. (Finnerty) DeCoste. Son of the late Francis D. and Margaret L. (Lyons) DeCoste. Devoted father of Mary-Michelle DeCoste of Toronto, Canada and Angelique L. DeCoste and her husband James Pitkiewicz of Methuen. Grandfather of Eli DeCoste Makynen of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Brother of...
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Leo Joseph Crowe, Jr.

January 8, 2019

Crowe, Leo Joseph Jr., of Westwood, MA and Benedicta, ME passed away on January 8, 2019. A lifelong resident of Westwood, he honorably served in the U.S. Army as a captain. He was the Assistant Superintendent of Westwood Public Schools for 38 years, and he proudly served on numerous state and town committees, including the Westwood Sports Hall of Fame, Westwood Conservation Commission,...
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J. Ralph McGonigle

January 4, 2019

McGonigle, J. Ralph., of Westwood, died January 4, 2019 in the care of his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Helen (Graham) McGonigle. Loving father of Lisa Savilia and her husband John of Norwood and Gregory McGonigle of Somerville. Devoted grandfather of Ryan and Meghan Savilia. Brother of James and the late Paul and Walter. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives...
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Nelson J. Belliveau

January 3, 2019

Belliveau – Nelson J. of Dover, January 3, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Helen L. (McQueeney) Belliveau. Loving father of Nelson James Belliveau of Dover and Michelle L. Catarius and her husband Captain Luke Catarius of Sandwich. Devoted grandfather of Luke, Jake and Zack of Sandwich. Nelson was an avid golfer, tennis player and loved the beach. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Leon R. Briggs, Jr.

January 2, 2019

Briggs, Dr. Leon R. Jr., of Fox Hill Village Westwood, formerly of Needham, died January 2nd, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Leona Britton Briggs and his children Roben Selditz and her husband David of Maine, Leon R Briggs III of Florida, Lance Briggs MD and his wife Cindy of North Carolina and Rebecca Chafel DVM of Illinois, Lisa Hedrick and her husband Steven of...
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Joseph E. Stapleton

December 31, 2018

Stapleton, Joseph E., of North Easton, formerly of Westwood, died unexpectedly on December 31st 2018. Beloved husband of Teresa D. (Bratt) Stapleton for 25 years. Loving father of Olivia Anne and Kathryn Louise. Cherished son of Ronald and Patricia (Hurley) Stapleton of Westwood. Beloved Brother of Ronald P. Stapleton and his wife Patricia of Cave Creek, AZ and Susan Stapleton Dentino and her...
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Margaret M. (Doyle) Fitzpatrick

December 17, 2018

Fitzpatrick, Margaret M. (Doyle), 97 years young, died December 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John F. Fitzpatrick. Loving mother of Neil F. Fitzpatrick and his wife Maureen Arkle of Dover, John P. Fitzpatrick and his wife Kriss of Florida, Donald J. Fitzpatrick of Westwood, the late Gary E. Fitzpatrick and the late Janet M. Dehimer and her husband...
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Susan M. (McNulty) Tibbetts

November 20, 2018

Tibbetts, Susan M. (McNulty), of Marshfield, formerly of Westwood, died November 20, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Paul F. Tibbetts. Loving mother of Susan R. Tibbetts of Fort Collins, CO, Nancy T. Brooks of Charlottesville, VA, Lisa M. Kearns of Scituate, Julie M. Burke of Reston, VA, John E. Tibbetts of Plainville, Stephen J. Tibbetts of Holmes, NY and...
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Christine (Ripley) Lynch

November 24, 1944 - November 16, 2018

LYNCH, Christine (Ripley) of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, Brookline, and Barrington, RI, passed away peacefully on November 16th surrounded by her loving family. Chris leaves behind her devoted husband, Arthur, of 50 years; her three children, Erin Saluti (Bronxville, NY), Jonathan Lynch (Brooklyn, NY), and Elizabeth DiGregorio (Medfield, MA); her five grandchildren, Nicholas (20) and Catherine...
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Katherine Serge

November 12, 2018

SERGE, Katherine, of Westwood, died November 12, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved sister of Carol (Serge) Maher and her husband Brian of NY and Evelyn (Serge) Hennessy and her husband Richard of FL. Devoted aunt of Brian and Michael Maher and Cathleen Antokal. Daughter of the late George and Katherine Serge. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in...
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Andrew D. Dorr

November 11, 2018

Dorr, Dr. Andrew D., MD, of Westwood and North Falmouth, died November 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (Clausen) Dorr. Loving father of Peter Dorr and his wife Diane of North Falmouth, Michael Dorr of Dedham and Andrea Weeman and her husband Darren of Westwood. Devoted grandfather of Sara and Connor Dorr and Andrew and Elizabeth Weeman. Brother of...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Paris

February 8, 1922 - November 5, 2018

Paris, Elizabeth "Betty" (Volk), of Westwood, passed away peacefully at home on November 5th, 2018 at the age of ninety six. She was born in Boston, MA on February 8th 1922 to parents William and Annie (Walden) Volk. Betty was married to the love of her life, the late Louis Paris, for fifty four years. After graduating Wheelock College she went on to teach kindergarten at the Callahan Elementary...
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Robert P. McGinnis

November 1, 2018

McGinnis, Robert P., of Westwood, passed away in the comfort of his own home and surrounded by loved ones on November 1, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Catherine A. (Farrell) McGinnis. Loving father of David F. McGinnis, Ann O'Connell, Mary McGinnis and the late Robert P. McGinnis Jr. Also survived by 7 grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Molly, Kevin, Daniel, Maura, Krista, David and the late Declan O...
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Edith (ladonisi) Killelea

October 27, 2018

Killelea, Edith (Iadonisi), age 98, of Dedham, formerly of Westwood/Islington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 27. Edith was the beloved wife for 68 years of the late Roger Killelea. Devoted mother to: Timothy (Judy Hart-Killelea) of Westwood; Patricia Jacobsen (Kathy Galligan) of Brockton; Anne Bergen (Tom Nolan) of Franklin; Mary Burke (Tom) of Marshfield; Peter ...
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Joanne L. Sprague

January 20, 1943 - October 25, 2018

Sprague, Joanne L., age 76, of Virginia Beach, VA passed away peacefully on Oct 25, 2018. She was born in Westwood, MA on January 20, 1943. Joanne was the daughter of Stanley & Edith Sprague. She was a graduate of Westwood High School and Burdette College. She spent most of her professional career as a Civil Service employee working for the Navy as a paralegal. Joanne received several Letters of...
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Peter Joseph Dalton, Jr.

October 16, 2018

DALTON, Peter Joseph, Jr., 81, of Walpole died peacefully at his home on October 16, 2018 after a short illness. He grew up in Westborough and raised his own family in Westwood, where he served as town accountant for 20 years. Peter enjoyed his retirement by studying computers and liberal arts at community colleges, joining events at the senior center, and walking for hours on the side...
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Stella L.(Mansfield) Patterson

October 15, 2018

Patterson, Stella L. (Mansfield), of Westwood and Naples FL, died at home on October 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John E. Patterson. Loving mother of John M. Patterson and his wife Mary of Westwood, Jean Marie McInerney and her partner Timothy DeBusk of NC, Lorrie E. Beaumont and her husband Michael of Westwood and Lisa A. Kendrick and her husband Kurt of...
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Virginia D. Thomas

July 30, 1922 - October 9, 2018

Virginia Dunn Thomas of Westwood, New Seabury, and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018. She is survived by her devoted husband of 72 years Dr. Edwin M. Thomas and her seven children and their families: Cheryl Ann Ribando and her husband Robert (Charlottesville, VA); Virginia Thomas McDermott and her husband Robert (Marlboro, MA); Jacquelyn Thomas McColgan (Long Beach, CA); Dr....
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Joseph P. Masterson

October 4, 2018

Masterson, Joseph P., 81, of Sharon, husband of Linda A. Masterson, died October 4, 2018. Loving father of Bryanne Bradley, her husband Brian and their four children, Meghan Masterson, Susan Masterson, Charlotte Masterson and Terri McNulty. Also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews and dear friends. Joseph was an established business owner of Com-Ton Contracting specializing in...
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Bruce P. Hayes

September 28, 2018

Hayes, Bruce P., of Dover, died September 28, 2018. Beloved son of Kathleen B. (Nickerson) Hayes and the late James T. Hayes. Loving brother of Dana J., Christopher E. and Wade J. Hayes all of Dover. Also survived by many loving cousins and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD, on...
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Virginia F. Legner

September 27, 2018

LEGNER, Virginia F. (Costello) of Jamaica Plain, September 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late George J. Legner. Loving mother of George and his wife Sharon of Winthrop, Joe of JP, Carol Cahalane and her husband John of Tewksbury, Lori Lessard and her husband Ray of Westwood, Kurt and his fiance Mary Jeanne Giannoccari of North Hampton NH, Rosemary Schultz and her husband Rich of TX and Linda...
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Charles L. Doherty, Jr.

September 25, 2018

Doherty, Charles L. Jr., of Westwood, formerly of Somerville and Arlington, died September 25, 2018. Beloved husband of Dorothea "Dot" R. Sparrow for 35 years. Loving father of Erin Walsh and her husband John of Framingham and Shawna Doherty of Arlington. Devoted grandfather of John, Brendan, Claire and Maeve Walsh. Charles was predeceased by four siblings and is survived by many loving...
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John J. Kovaly

September 18, 2018

Kovaly, John J., of Dover, passed away peacefully on September 18 at age 90, surrounded by his loving family. In addition to his beloved wife, Joan (Misiewicz), he is survived by a daughter, Pamela and her husband Kevin O'Brien of Sudbury and son, Kurt and his wife Rebecca of Dighton and 8 grandchildren – Courtney, James, Allison, Stephanie Cullen and her husband, Brian, Nathaniel, Naomi,...
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Joseph J. Bruno

September 14, 2018

Bruno, Joseph J., of Westwood, died peacefully September 14th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was 78. Beloved husband of Eleanor (DeBenedictis) Bruno for over 60 years. Son of the late Joseph and Josephine Bruno of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale. Loving father of Patricia Bowlin and her husband Gregory of Norwell, Pauline Bruno of Marblehead, Joseph Bruno and his wife Kathleen of...
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Ruth "Audrey" Sweeney

September 8, 2018

Ruth "Audrey" Sweeney, formally of Westwood MA for several years, died in her sleep early Saturday morning September 8, 2018. Audrey will be missed by all her family and friends. Audrey is survived by her five children. Her son Christopher and his wife Janine, of Attleboro, MA: her daughter Jennifer Killilea and her husband Frank of North Andover, MA: her son Bryan and his wife Erin of...
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Michael E. Tomacelli, Sr.

September 6, 2018

Tomacelli, Michael E. Sr., 92, of Brooksby Village, Peabody MA, formerly of Needham MA, died on September 6, 2018. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Parent) for 64 years; brother to the late Daniel J. Tomacelli of Brighton MA and loving father of Michael E. Tomacelli Jr. and wife Lois of Boothbay ME, Linda A. Rogers of Lynnfield MA, Diane F. Borrelli and her husband Robert of Medfield MA, Jeanne M....
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Kathryn Irvine-Pratt

September 4, 2018

Irvine-Pratt, Kathryn P. "Kathy" (Irvine), of Dedham, formerly of Westwood, died September 4th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Steven E. Pratt for 28 years. Step-mother of Angela Vaillancourt and her husband Dennis of Texas and step-grandmother of Cailin Lovegrove also of Texas. Loving daughter of the late William F. "Buster" and Theresa A. (McNamara) Irving. Sister of...
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Barbara E. Barnes

September 3, 2018

Barnes, Barbara E. (Smart), of Norwood, died September 3rd, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm H. Barnes. Loving mother of Jeffrey T. Barnes and his wife Elizabeth of Dover. Devoted grandmother of Madeline and Rebecca Barnes both of Dover. Sister of the late Lorna Yarznbowicz. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Barbara remained active for many years in the local antique dealers...
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Jane Redfield Forsberg

August 22, 2018

Jane Redfield Forsberg May 30, 1934 – August 22, 2018 Suddenly and unexpectedly, Jane Redfield Forsberg, of Westwood, MA and Cape Porpoise, ME, previously of Montclair, NJ, passed away with family by her side on August 22, 2018. She was a high school graduate of Montclair Kimberly Academy in Montclair, NJ. She graduated from Wheaton College, class of 1956, in Norton, MA. Jane will be...
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William F. "Bill" Bergen

August 21, 2018

Bergen, William F. "Bill", 91, of Norwood, former long-time resident of Westwood, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Frances G. (Lynch) Bergen. Devoted brother-in-law of Abbie Lynch of Westwood. Brother of Lawrence (Tunny) Bergen of Millis, and the late John and Charles. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. For the...
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Norma L. Slater

July 17, 1941 - August 17, 2018

SLATER, NORMA L., of Walpole, formerly of Needham, was born on July 17, 1941 in Butler, PA and died unexpectedly on August 17, 2018 in BIDMC, Boston, MA. Norma was married on May 20, 2004 in Needham MA to Jeanne M. Smith, her Life Partner and Wife for 33 years and is also survived by James G. Slater, her brother and his wife Jane, and many Slater and Smith nieces and nephews. She was the beloved...
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Richard J. Barrett

August 14, 2018

Barrett --- Richard J. of Milton, formerly of Norwood and West Roxbury. After a long illness, August 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Agnes E. (O'Hara) Barrett. Loving father of Margaret Barrett of Arlington, Richard Barrett and his wife Jean of Westwood, Ginny Cook and her husband Ken of Norfolk and Christine Davis and her husband Greg of Roswell, GA. Also survived by eleven loving grandchildren. ...
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Warner J. Lowey

May 20, 1931 - August 11, 2018

Warner J. Lowey, died August 11, 2018, at the age of 87. He had moved to Massachusetts three years ago to live near his family, following the death of his wife of almost 60 years, Judy Lowey, in 2014. Born in Eberswalde, Germany, on May 20, 1931, Warner was the single child of Alfred and Margarete Loewy. His parents owned a shoe store and were forced to leave Germany in 1938, and moved to a...
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Jane Griffin

August 8, 2018

Griffin, Jane, 74, a long time resident of Quincy, MA and Boynton Beach, FL passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018. A highly educated and dedicated career nurse and instructor, Jane was a close friend and mentor to many. There were no strangers in Jane's life…only new friends waiting to be met. Jane was a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School and a 1964 graduate of Newton Wellesley Hospital...
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Ralph A. Buonopane

August 7, 2018

Buonopane, Ralph A., of Westwood, formerly of East Boston, died August 7th, 2018. Beloved husband of Irene C. (Scimone) Buonopane for 53 years. Loving father of Ralph J. Buonopane and his wife Susan of Medfield and Stephen G. Buonopane and his wife Samantha of Lewisburg, PA. Devoted grandfather of Paul, James, Ezra and Hazel Buonopane. Uncle of John Welle and his wife Kymm and their daughter...
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Mark E. "Sully" Sullivan

August 4, 2018

Sullivan, Mark E. "Sully", of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Westwood, died August 4th, 2018. Beloved husband of Sandra M. (Martin) Sullivan for 25 years. Devoted son of the late Joseph B. and Grace M. (Bluthardt) Sullivan. Loving brother of Denise Benson and her husband Walter of Westwood, Brian Sullivan and his wife Nancy of Londonderry, NH and Deirdre Rosen and her husband Barry of Bedford. Also...
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William Francis Mullen

August 3, 2018

Mullen, William Francis, of Mashpee, formerly of Westwood and Newton, MA passed away suddenly after a brief diagnosis of pancreatic and liver cancer at the age of 74. To anyone that knew Billy, knew he loved his wife, his children, grandchildren and extended family, friends, and his country. He was proud of his service in the US Army and often regaled those around him with stories about his...
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Marguerite "Peg" (Kelly) McDonough

August 3, 2018

McDonough, Marguerite K. "Peg" (Kelly) of Walpole formerly of Hyde Park and Cambridge, on August 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Thomas G. McDonough. Loving mother of Marie C. Cunningham of Framingham, Joseph P. Cunningham, Andrea M. Kelly and her husband Thomas of Westwood and Beth A. Formica and her husband Jeffrey of Walpole. Dear grandmother of Thomas Cunningham, Julia and Andrew Kelly,...
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Maxine F. Sloan

July 24, 2018

Sloan, Maxine F. (Kennedy), of Norwood and a longtime resident of Westwood, died July 24th 2018. Affectionately known as Max and Gam, Maxine was the beloved wife of the late John D. Sloan. Loving mother of Patricia Sloan Hunt and her husband Trey of Mount Vernon, NY and the late John R. Sloan. Devoted grandmother of Carolyn Sloan Hunt of Utica, NY and Matthew B. Sloan and his wife Rachel F....
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Robert B. Almy, Jr.

December 8, 1927 - July 21, 2018

Almy, Robert B. Jr. Robert B. Almy Jr. "Beezah" of Dedham and Marion Massachusetts died July 21, 2018 after a period of declining health. He was 90 years old. Beezah is survived by his children, Robert Almy of Lynnfield, MA, Leslie (Stimmel) Guggiari of Lugano, Switzerland, Beth Buchholz of Pembroke, MA, and John Almy of Sherborn, MA; his nine grandchildren; and his 4 great-grandchildren; as...
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Roberta E. (McDevitt) Gately-Knox

July 20, 2018

Gately-Knox, Roberta E. (McDevitt), of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Gately, BPD and loving mother of James, William, Karen, Robert & Paul Knox. Devoted grandmother of James Knox Jr., Danielle Barrata, Chris Knox, William Knox Jr., Katlyn & Jenny Knox, and the late Brittney Testa. Great grandmother of Landen & Taryn...
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Francis A. Tondorf

July 10, 2018

TONDORF, Francis A., of Westwood (formerly of Quincy and Dorchester) passed away July 10. Beloved husband of Louise F. (Moscone) Tondorf for 48 years. Loving father of Kristine Hughes & husband Peter of Roslindale, and Kurt Tondorf & wife Carissa of Katonah, NY. Devoted grandfather of Maxwell & Emmett Hughes of Roslindale, and Cassady & Wren Tondorf of Katonah. Uncle of Cheryl-Ann Cohen of...
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Patrick G. Barry

July 9, 2018

Barry, Patrick G., of Westwood, died July 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the eleventh child of the twelve children of the late Judge John A. Barry and Julia (Wilson) Barry of St. John, NB, Canada. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Erwin) Barry for 52 years. Loving father of Mary T. LaValle and her husband Steven of Weston, John P. Barry and his wife Jennifer of Chatham, NJ and Joan E....
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Jean (McLean), McGann

July 8, 2018

McGann – Jean (McLean), of Westwood, formerly of Brookline, died July 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. McGann. Loving mother of Thomas J. McGann III and Stephen M. McGann and his wife Michele of Wrentham. Devoted grandmother of Caleb, Ashley, Katie and Brady McGann. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret...
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Richard P. Caruso

July 3, 2018

Caruso, Richard P. 89, of Westwood, July 3, 2018. Son of Biaggio and Josephine Caruso. Brother of Marie Wilkinson of Qunicy, and the late Josephine McGonagle, Phyllis Iovanna, William, Patrick, Joseph Caruso. Dick leaves his beloved wife, Judith, and children, Margaret (David) Cunningham of Sharon Springs, N.Y., Elizabeth (Gregg) Christo of Reading, and Richard (Colleen) Caruso of Hong Kong, and...
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Judith F. Babcock

July 2, 2018

Babcock, Judith F. (Craver), of Dover, died July 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Ronald G. Babcock for 65 years. Loving mother of Kathleen Babcock, Karen Sanford and Kevin Babcock. Devoted grandmother of James and Amy Sanford, Paulette Perrotty and Christopher LaCourse and great grandmother of Calvin and Chloe Perrotty. Sister of the late Donald Craver and Bruce Keiter. ...
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Bruce R. McDonald

June 25, 2018

McDonald, Bruce R.,(61) of Westwood left this life on June 25, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family and friends at the Stanley R, Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. Beloved husband of Marian (Garvey) McDonald for 32 years. Loving father of Kathleen Morgan and her husband John of Medway, and Brian McDonald of Westwood. Devoted grandfather of Kyle and Rose Morgan. Also survived by his sister...
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Alan A. Ward

June 25, 2018

Ward, Alan A., of Westwood, MA, West Harwich, MA, and Hilton Head, SC; died peacefully at home at age 88 on June 25, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Joan (Feeney) Ward, and the late Inez (Washabaugh) Ward. Born on October 4, 1929 to the late David and Dorothy Ward, in New York City. Loving father to Stephanie of Foxboro, MA; John (J.D.) and wife Debbie of Littleton, MA; Andrew of Swarthmore,...
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John F. Valinote

June 23, 2018

Valinote, John F., long - time resident of Dover, MA and Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on June 23, 2018 from complications related to Parkinsons. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Joan C. (Powers) Valinote. Loving father of John Valinote Jr. and his late wife Diane of Bedford NY, Thomas Valinote of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mary Ellen Pogue and her husband James of Centennial,...
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Antoinette A. (Liszewski) Luke

June 19, 2018

Luke, Antoinette A. (Liszewski), of Westwood, died June 19th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Gregory J. Luke. Loving mother of Janice Robinson and her husband Jeffrey of Medfield, James Luke and his wife Teresa of Franklin, Maureen Camillo and her husband Anthony of Medfield and Michael Luke and his wife Ivonne of Westwood. Devoted grandmother of Matthew, Nicholas...
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Thomas F. Kerrigan

June 17, 2018

Kerrigan, Thomas F., of Westwood, died June 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Deborah T. (O'Connor) Kerrigan. Loving father of Thomas F. Jr. of East Bridgewater and Jean Marie Stokinger and her husband Robert of Pembroke. Devoted grandfather of Scott, Grace and David Kerrigan and Zachary and Joshua Stokinger. Brother of Daniel of Franklin, William of Medfield...
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Angelo G. Amara

June 17, 2018

Amara, Angelo G., of Westwood died June 17th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife Florence (Gillis); daughters Lori Amara, Kara Amara, Sheri Amara and her husband Ralph Maglio, and Sara Amara Harkins; grandchildren Mia, Kelcey, Michael, and Jack; sister Carmela Angelo; and brother Anthony Amara. He was predeceased by his...
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Carl "Cliff" Flodin

May 31, 2018

Flodin, Carl "Cliff", of Islington and East Sandwich, died May 31st 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Barbara M. (Coughlin) Flodin for 66 years. Loving father of Lee Flodin and his wife Carol of Burrillville, RI, Lynne Flodin and her late husband John Coffey of Walpole and Gary Flodin of Islington. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the...
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James W. "Jim" or "Billy" King

October 20, 1941 - May 28, 2018

King, James W., "Jim" or "Billy", 76, of Westwood, formerly of Pembroke, passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 at The Maples in Wrentham. Billy, as he was known to his family and childhood friends, was born on October 20, 1941 in Quincy to James and Mary (Guilfoy) King. Following his graduation from Boston English High School in 1960, he immediately joined the United States Coast...
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Alice Mae Powell

May 26, 2018

Powell, Alice Mae (Hand), 82, of Westwood, passed peacefully, May 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Paul A. Powell, Sr. Loving mother of Paul A., Jr. and his wife Lisa of Westwood, David E. and his wife Nancy of Bedford, Robert W. and his wife Carolyn of Westwood and Andrew H. and his wife Colette of Isle of Palms, SC. Adored Nana to Meaghan, Kelsey, Katie, Julia...
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Claire M. (Gaddis) Buonato

May 25, 2018

Buonato, Claire M. (Gaddis), of Westwood, died at home on May 25th 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas G. Buonato. Loving mother of Carolyn M. Nesbitt of Westwood and Edward W. Buonato of Westwood. Devoted grandmother of Caitlyn M. Nesbitt of Westwood and Emily and Kelly Buonato of Westwood. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and...
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Alphonsus John Commane

July 26, 1940 - May 19, 2018

Alphonsus John Commane (77) of Westwood passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family on May 19th after a brief illness. He was born in Co Clare, Ireland on July 26, 1940 to the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Moran) Commane. An Irish immigrant, he graduated from Wentworth College in May of 1964, with a degree in Landscape Design, and went on to marry the love of his life Margaret ...
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Thomas F. Lane

May 13, 2018

Lane, Thomas F., of Westwood, formerly of West Roxbury, died May 13th, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Verna (Hems) Lane. Loving father of Elizabeth S. Lane of Westborough and Virginia K. Lane of Brookline. Brother of Sr. Margaret A. Lane RC of Chicago, IL and the late Joseph A. Lane. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are...
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Felix C. Moschella

May 11, 2018

Moschella, Felix C., of Westwood, died May 11th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Josephine (Vitellaro) Moschella for 73 years. Loving father of Gerald Moschella and his wife Christina of Norton, Patricia Kalicki and her husband Anthony of Medway and Doreen McPherson of Marshfield. Devoted grandfather of Lisa Deehan, Alex Moschella, Stephen and Brenna Kalicki and Chelsea,...
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Joan E. Wiggin

January 25, 1933 - May 7, 2018

Joan E. Wiggin, of Westwood, died May 7, 2018. Joan was born on January 25, 1933 to the late D. Edward and Rose E. (Kelley) Wiggin. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her siblings Dorothy M. Conger, J. Herbert Wiggin, and Mary E. Goode. She leaves her nieces and nephews Elinor M. Albright and her husband Fred of Rutledge, TN, Dorothy Cawley of Mashpee, Brother David E. Wiggin...
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Ann T. (MacDonald) Cummings

May 4, 2018

Cummings --- Ann T. (MacDonald) of Norwood formerly of Westwood, surrounded by her loving family, May 4, 2018. Beloved wife of John A. Cummings. Loving mother of Jane Ann Cummings of Canton, Joan Ann and her husband Paul Nunes of Canton, Julie Ann and her husband Kevin Mullen of Burlington, CT; and Jennifer Ann Cummings of New York, NY. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Charlotte and Michael...
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Edwin D. Condon, Jr.

May 1, 2018

CONDON -- Rev. Edwin D. Jr. of Hingham, formerly of Dorchester, died May 1, 2018. Beloved son of the late Edwin D. and Eleanor (Connelly) Condon. Loving brother of Dr. Robert M. Condon and his wife Joan of Weymouth. Uncle of Robert M. Condon and his wife Sheila of Bridgewater, John V. Condon of Carver, Daniel E. Condon and his wife Elizabeth of Weymouth, Kristin Russo and her husband Dr. Joseph...
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Edward "Eddie" Thomson

April 2018

Thomson, Edward "Eddie" H. of Westwood, who died at the age of 6 on November 21, 2017. Adored son of Robert L. Thomson and Jessica E. (Hayes) Thomson, loving big brother to Fiona K. Thomson and best friend to his dog, Sammie Thomson. Cherished grandson of Kathleen and Walter Hayes of Dedham, MA and John and the late Janet Thomson of Framingham, MA. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles,...
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