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Harry B. McCracken , Jr.

October 18, 2019

Harry B. McCracken Jr. of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, a longtime member of the United States Golf Association's Regional Affairs Committee and one of New England's most dedicated golf representatives, died peacefully on October 18, 2019 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Jane (Needham) McCracken. Loving father of Peter T. McCracken and his wife Cheryl of Foxborough and the late...
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Edward E. Bryan

October 6, 2019

Edward E. Bryan Of Westwood October 6, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary A. (Baker) Bryan. Loving father of Matthew and his wife Tamara of Sharon. Devoted grandfather of Kelsey Bryan of Sharon. Funeral Service and Interment private. Late Korean War Veteran USAF.
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Kevin R. Dunnirvine

September 30, 2019

Dunnirvine, Kevin R., age 43, of Bellingham, formerly of Needham and Westwood, died September 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Natalie K. (Trio) Dunnirvine and former husband of Silvia (Ribas) Dunnirvine of Holliston. Loving father of Maria and Sophia Dunnirvine and step-father of Jessica and Jillian Raia. Cherished son of Richard J. Dunn of Westwood and Ruth M. ...
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Rita C. (McNealy) McCormack

September 24, 2019

McCormack, Rita C. (McNealy), of Boston, formerly of Westwood, died September 24th, 2019. Beloved wife of the late James D. McCormack. Loving mother of John J. McCormack and his wife Dorothy of Dorchester, Steven C. McCormack of Dedham and the late James D. and George McCormack. Mother-in-Law of Katherine McCormack of Norwell. Cherished grandmother of Kelly A. McCormack of Maryland. Sister of the...
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Paul J. McDonald

September 22, 2019

McDonald, Paul J., of Franklin, formerly of Westwood, died September 22nd, 2019. Beloved spouse of Cindy G. Hayes for 21 years. Loving father of Chris and Rachel McDonald of Attleboro. Loving step-father of Matthew and Jessica Hayes of Franklin. Cherished grandfather of Paul Allan of Mansfield. Brother of Janice and Bill Polin of Westwood, Karen and Liudas Zukauskas of Canton and John and...
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Margaret (Gysling) Mack

September 19, 2019

Mack, Margaret (Gysling) passed away on September 19, 2019 at North Hill in Needham. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Dennis Herbert Mack. Margaret and Dennis were longtime residents of Medfield, and she was an active parishioner at Most Precious Blood Parish in Dover. Margaret credited the sisters at Holy Child Academy for cultivating her early love of learning,...
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Marilyn F. Quinn

September 13, 2019

Quinn, Marilyn F. (Morrissey), of Walpole, formerly of Westwood MA, died September 13, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Joseph M Quinn Jr for 54 years. Loving mother of Lauren Quinn and her husband Rob Ryan of East Montpelier VT; Michael Quinn of Seattle WA; and Brian Quinn and his wife Amy of Worcester MA. Cherished grandmother of Fergus and Norah Ryan, of East...
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Phyllis K. (Hemmer) Clarke

September 11, 2019

Clarke, Phyllis K. (Hemmer), of Westwood, passed away peacefully on September 11th, 2019 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late William F. Clarke. Loving mother of Diana Clarke and her husband Sly of Richmond, ME, Michael Clarke and his wife Betsy of Carver, MA, Philip Clarke and his wife Sheila of Reading, MA, & the late Katherine Clarke and Matthew...
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Jean M. (Gillooly) Brooks

September 11, 2019

Brooks, Jean M. (Gillooly), of Westwood, died September 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late William G. Brooks Jr. for 59 years. Loving mother of William G. Brooks III and his wife Donna of Westwood, Paul Brooks and his wife Susan of Waltham and Mary Tamburrini and her husband Vincent of Buzzards Bay. Cherished grandmother of David Brooks of Westwood, Kevin Brooks...
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Betty L. (Chapman) Connors

September 6, 2019

Connors, Betty L. (Chapman), of Westwood, died September 6th, 2019. Beloved wife of the late George E. Connors. Loving mother of Donald Connors and wife Julie of Nevada, James Connors of New Jersey, Lynn Connors of New Hampshire, and Lee Thunberg of South Boston. Cherished grandmother of Jimmy Connors, Kristin Jakabowski, Ben McConchie, Pete McConchie, Toby McConchie, Michael Thunberg, Kai...
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Wilfred J. Baranick

September 3, 2019

Baranick, Wilfred J. "Bill", of Walpole, formerly of Dover, MA, aged 91, died at home on September 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Alice (Kane) Baranick for 68 years. Devoted father of Mary (Michael) Turner of Roanoke, VA, Joanne (Andrew) Needham of White River Junction, VT, Elizabeth (Richard) Baranick of Portland, ME, John (Susan) Baranick of Assonet, MA, and Susan...
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Dora F. (DeVasto) Lobosco

August 25, 2019

Lobosco, Dora F. (DeVasto), formerly of Westwood, Ft. Myers, FL and Henderson, NV passed away peacefully on August 25, 2019 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of 53 years of the late Joseph Lobosco. Loving mother of Antoinette (Tony) Calderone of Westwood, Marcia (Robert) Sicard of Franklin and Joseph Jr. (Teresa) of Henderson, NV. Proud grandmother of Cristina, Danielle, Daniel, Anthony, Ryan,...
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Laurance "Larry" G. Coffin

August 14, 2019

Coffin, Laurance G., "Larry", of Westwood, formerly of Port Chester, NY, died August 14th, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Eugenie N. "Nicole" (Naprstek) for 56 years. Loving father of Andrew Simeon Coffin of North Andover and Eric Carleton Coffin and his wife Michelle of Midlothian, TX. Cherished grandfather of Carleton, Robert and Kathryn. Loving son of the late...
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Eleanor Frances Leonard

January 30, 1925 - August 3, 2019

Leonard, Eleanor Frances, our "Ellie", formerly of Westwood and Hyde Park, passed away peacefully after 94 years 6 months of giving to others on August 3rd, 2019. An Angel on earth, Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Edward J and Mary T Leonard on January 30, 1925. Ellie was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edward J. Leonard, her sister Ruth Grout, a brother Francis...
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Joseph F. Cardinale

August 2, 2019

Joseph F. Cardinale of Westwood, Ma, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 2nd, 2019. He was beloved husband of 65 years to Tilly M. (Kultau) Cardinale. Loving father of Donna M. Klucevsek and her husband Frank of Bourne, Frank Cardinale and his wife Bonnie of Seekonk and Juliet A. Cardinale of Dedham. Devoted grandfather of Kristin, Joseph, Annamarie, Michelle, Jim, Charlie, Ashley and...
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Berta Pflanz

July 30, 2019

Pflanz Berta (Morgenlaender), age 89 of Westwood passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband of 65 years Dr. Herbert M. Pflanz on July 30,2019 She was the loving mother to Thomas L. Pflanz and his wife Eileen of Westwood, Herbert E. Pflanz and his wife Karen of Burlington, Peter H. Pflanz and his partner Cecile LeBlanc of Chelmsford and Dr. MaryAnn P. Pflanz and her husband Anton Uebelhoer...
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Marilyn B. (Tobin) ANTONELLIS

July 29, 2019

ANTONELLIS, Marilyn B. (Tobin) of Westwood, passed peacefully in her home on July 29, 2019. She had been able to enjoy her last moments surrounded by her loving husband Tony of 58 years, her five children and her many grandchildren, family and friends. She is survived by her doting husband Tony, daughter Karen and her husband Mike McCabe of Mansfield, her son Tony and wife MaryAnne Antonellis...
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Marie T. (Sullivan) Grant

July 25, 2019

Grant, Marie T. (Sullivan), of Dedham. Beloved wife of the late Daniel A. Grant, Jr. Loving mother to Veronica Alger and her husband Jim, Marguerite and her husband Vincent Costelloe, Rosemarie Colbert and her husband Matthew, Marie-Elena Moloney and her husband Timothy. Devoted grandmother to Juliette and Janine Alger; Helena Costelloe; Matthew, Caroline, and Daniel Colbert; and Liam, Catherine...
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Charles J. Lymperes

July 23, 2019

Lymperes, Charles J. of Franklin, MA, entered eternal rest on July 23rd, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of over 60 years Alice (Atchales) Lymperes. Proud father of Laurel Katsaros and her husband Terry Katsaros of Franklin and the late James D. Lymperes. Devoted, cherished and unforgettable grandfather of Ted and Alexa Katsaros. Brother of...
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James J. Reilly

July 22, 2019

Jim Reilly lived each day to its fullest! Quick to laugh, easy to love and generous beyond words accurately describe the man so many people loved and will so dearly miss. Jim died unexpectedly on Monday, July 22, 2019. He was 62. Born on February 8, 1957 he was a son of the late John N. and Rosella M.  (Coarr) Reilly. Raised in Islington, he was a graduate of Westwood High School and later...
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Alan W. McGillivray

July 13, 2019

McGillivray, Alan W., 65, of Westwood, MA, passed away suddenly on July 13. Alan is survived by his two children, Kathryn and Matthew of Westwood, brother Robert McGillivray and his wife Deborah of Stoneham, sister Susan West and her husband Graham of Pembroke, sister Denise Potts of Methuen, brother David and his wife Katie of North Andover, former wife Ellen Sennott McGillivray of Westwood, and...
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Joseph C. Lovely III

July 12, 2019

Lovely, Joseph C. III died on July 12, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. Joe is survived by the love of his life, Kate Himberg of Westwood, MA, and three sisters, Mary Lovely (John Yinger) of Fayetteville, NY, Barbara Lovely-Lin (Edward Coleman) of Framingham, MA, and Carol Grace (Michael) of Rochester, NY. He leaves a loving brood of nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, and longtime...
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Marcia Ellen (Gaughan) Mahoney

April 16, 1932 - July 9, 2019

Mahoney, Marcia Ellen (Gaughan) of Walpole, Massachusetts, formerly of Dover and West Harwich passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the age of 87. Born on April 16, 1932, she was the youngest of four children of the late John J. and Margaret E. Gaughan. She graduated from Sudbury High School and received her Bachelor's Degree from Regis College. She was married to John (Jack) Mahoney who...
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Algot G. "Al" Rorrie

October 30, 1927 - July 6, 2019

Rorrie, Algot G., "Al", 91, of Bellingham and formerly of Westwood died peacefully on July, 6, 2019. Al was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Hoyt), who died in 1998. Born October 30, 1927 in Norwood, MA, son of the late Thomas and Gustava (Anderson) Rorrie. He was raised in Westwood before moving to Bellingham. He was raised and educated in Westwood, MA. He proudly served in the...
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Edward C. Vamenta

July 2, 2019

Vamenta, Edward Cyprian, 47, of Westwood MA, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on July 2, 2019. Ed is survived by his wife, best friend and soulmate of 21 years, Elizabeth Traphagen, daughter Adeline, son Jude, parents Cipriano and Elena Vamenta, sisters Michelle Vamenta and Bernadette (Jeff) Pio, brother Justin (Riza) Vamenta, in-laws William and Sheila Traphagen, sisters-in-law...
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Mary F. (Connaughton) Godfrey

June 30, 2019

Godfrey, Mary F. (Connaughton), of Dover, NH died June 30th, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Charles Godfrey. Loving sister of Helen E. "Beth" Sullivan and her husband James of Westwood. Devoted aunt of Susan Ernsting and her husband Paul of Dover, NH, James Monaghan of Needham and Gregory Monaghan and his wife Monica of Brandon, FL. Great aunt of Michael and Kathleen Ernsting and Daniel, Sean and...
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Theodore T. "Ted" Nichols

June 26, 2019

Nichols, Theodore T. "Ted", of Westwood, passed away peacefully on June 26th, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Carol G. (Nickerson) Nichols for 62 years. Loving father of Diane Tradd of Merrimacport, Lisa Primmer and her husband Robert of Simsbury, CT, Theodore Nichols and his wife Kristen of Duxbury and Robin Nichols of Bloomfield, CT. Devoted grandfather of...
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John C. Matthews

June 25, 2019

Matthews, John C., age 86, of Westwood, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Joan (Egan) Matthews for 62 years. Loving father to John Matthews of Brockton, Kevin Matthews and his wife Ruth of Falmouth and Kathleen Sobol and her husband Paul of Rockland. Brother to Elaine Matthews of Norton and dear brother to the late Thomas Matthews...
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John Matthews

June 25, 2019

Matthews, John C., of Westwood, formerly of Boston, died June 25th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Joan A. (Egan) Matthews for 62 years. Complete notice of service arrangements to follow at a later date. Holden-Dunn-Lawler www.hdlfuneralhome.net
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Claire E. (Sullivan) Emanuelli

June 21, 2019

Emanuelli, Claire E. (Sullivan), of Natick, died June 21, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Charles W. Emanuelli. Loving mother of Charles and his wife Marcy of Florence, SC, Joseph and his wife Mary of Montclair, NJ, John and his wife Margaret of Knoxville, TN, Donna of Medway, MA, Lisa of Natick, MA and Diane of Concord, NC. Sister of James M. Sullivan and his wife Beth of Westwood, Rose Green...
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Josephine (Vitellaro) Moschella

June 20, 2019

Moschella, Josephine (Vitellaro), of Westwood, died June 20th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Felix C. Moschella. Loving mother of Gerald Moschella and his wife Christina of Norton, Patricia Kalicki and her husband Anthony of Medway and Doreen McPherson of Marshfield. Devoted grandmother of Lisa Deehan, Alex Moschella, Stephen and Brenna Kalicki and Chelsea, Taylor...
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Ronald J. Newton

June 15, 2019

Newton, Ronald J., of Westwood, formerly of Jamaica Plain, on June 15, 2019. Husband of the late Josephine T. (Meredith) Newton. Son of the late Daniel and Dorothy (Brownlo) Newton. Brother of the late Robert D. Newton. Uncle of Margaret Gilmer and her husband Wyatt of Medfield and their two children Kathy and Michael Gilmer. Cousin of the late Albert J. Conkey. A Mass of Christian burial will be...
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Elvin Marshall "Al" Fowell

January 23, 1935 - June 14, 2019

Fowell, Elvin Marshall, "Al", was born in Worcester, MA on January 23, 1935. Al was a Professor of Biology and lifelong resident of Westwood, MA. He loved gardening, hiking in the White Mountains, and bible study. He was the son of the late Rev. Myron William Fowell and Dorothy Hammond (Lilly) Fowell. He is survived by his sister Judith Ann "Judy" Cadou of Cleveland, Ohio, nephew Christopher...
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John V. Boland, Sr.

June 13, 2019

Boland, John V. Sr., of Westwood, died June 13, 2019. Husband of Glenna J. (Rooney) Boland. Father of Patrick M. Boland of Medfield, John V. Boland Jr. and his wife Melanie of Wrentham, Kate Vlagopoulos and her husband Pete of Duxbury and the late James E. and Brendan D. Boland. John was predeceased by 3 sisters and is survived by 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends...
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Elaine Lorraine (Dudjak) Stempien

June 3, 2019

Stempien, Elaine Lorraine (Dudjak), 82, of Dover, MA passed away on June 3 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln, MA after a prolonged illness. Elaine was the devoted wife for 61 years to Dr. James Henry Stempien of Dover, MA. Loving mother of Atty James H. Stempien Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Stephen M. Stempien of Dover, MA. Sister of the late Theodore D. Dudjak of Houston, TX. She is...
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Mariah Stanton

May 31, 2019

Stanton, Mariah (McMahon) died unexpectedly on May 31, 2019 at her home in Medfield, MA. Mariah is survived by her husband, Peter M. Stanton and her cherished three children, Brenna, Drew and Kiera. She leaves her loving parents Martha M. McMahon, and George and Maria McMahon and her sister Michaela McMahon Popeo and her brother in-law Steven Popeo. She is survived by her mother-in-law Anne...
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Charles J. Fox

July 19, 1935 - May 25, 2019

Charles J. Fox of Waltham, and longtime resident of Dover, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019. He was the husband for 59 years to Janice Judge Fox and father to MT, Paul, and Charles, and his wife Michelle Doyle Fox. He was the grandfather to Hallie, McKenzie, Patrice, and Blaire of Newburyport. He is the beloved brother Marie Fox of West Roxbury and the late John Fox. Charles...
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Elise (Butch) Raymond Wallace

September 12, 1933 - May 22, 2019

Elise (Butch) Raymond Wallace 1933-2019 Elise Raymond Wallace, known to all affectionately as "Butch," passed away peacefully at home in Sherborn, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 22 surrounded by her loved ones. Butch was born on September 12, 1933 to Jonathan Stone Raymond and Pauline Pollard Raymond, the youngest of their six children. She graduated from St. Timothy's School in...
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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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