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Holden, Dunn & Lawler Funeral Home

Holden, Dunn & Lawler Funeral Home has provided funeral services for over 50 years. Owned and operated by John J. Holden until his death in 1995, the funeral home continues to be family owned and operated by Richard J. Dunn, Robert J. Lawler Jr. and William L. Lawler.

We have a staff of caring professionals who are concerned about your well-being, especially during a time of great personal loss. We also offer you our complete support services in pre-arranging funerals.

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Our Obituaries

Ann Marie (Clausen) Dorr

February 23, 2017

Dorr, Ann Marie (Clausen), of Westwood and North Falmouth, died February 23rd, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Dr. Andrew D. Dorr, MD for 61 years. Loving mother of Peter Dorr and his wife Diane of North Falmouth, Michael Dorr of Dedham and Andrea Weeman and her husband Darren of Westwood. Devoted grandmother of Sara and Connor Dorr and Andrew and Elizabeth Weeman. Sister...
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William J. McCarthy, Jr.

February 14, 2017

McCarthy, William J Jr., of Westwood, died February 14th, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Lola Frances (Zwicker) McCarthy. Loving father of William and his wife Kelly and their children Matthew and Melanie of Virginia and his daughter Linda and her husband David and their children Zachary and Jessica of Wakefield. Brother of the late Rita O'Neill. Also survived by many loving nieces and...
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Frances (Hatzopoulos) Petrakos

February 11, 2017

Petrakos, Frances (Hatzopoulos), of Westwood, died February 11th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late James P. Petrakos. Loving mother of Pamela Watson of Rye, NH, Theodore Petrakos and his wife Sarah of Norfolk and Diana Petrakos of San Diego, CA. Devoted grandmother of Alexandria and Hunter Watson and James Petrakos. Sister of the late Joseph Hatzopoulos and the...
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Julia Elisabeth Heiland

March 23, 1993 - February 9, 2017

Julia Elisabeth Heiland, age 23, died on February 9, 2017, at her apartment in New York City. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 11AM on Friday, February 17, 2017, at The Dover Church in Dover, MA. Private graveside services will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Dover where her beloved grandmother "Buggy" is buried. Julia was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 23, 1993 to...
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John R. Sloan

February 8, 2017

Sloan, John R., of Westwood, died February 8th, 2017. Beloved son of Maxine (Kennedy) Sloan of Westwood and the late John D. Sloan. Former husband of Carol M. (Smith) Sloan. Loving father of Matthew B. Sloan and his wife Rachel F. Paiste of Boston. Brother of Patricia Sloan Hunt and her husband Trey of Mount Vernon, NY and uncle of Carolyn Sloan Hunt of Albany, NY. Services and interment...
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Doris H. (Clough) Waugh

February 8, 2017

Waugh, Doris H. (Clough), of Medfield and Milton, died February 8th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late James T. Waugh. Loving mother of Maureen L. Alfieri and her husband John of Medfield. Devoted grandmother of Michael Alfieri and his wife Catherine of Walpole and Lauren Alfieri of Medfield. Great grandmother of Chloe and Johnny Alfieri. Sister of the late Louise O...
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Julie Louise Riley

February 6, 2017

RILEY, Julie Louise, of Westwood, died February 6th, 2017. Beloved daughter of Patricia A. (Buchanan) Riley of Westwood and the late Henry C. Riley. Loving sister of Carolyn Riley of Westwood and Lauren Riley Myrtetus and her husband Jim of Doylestown, PA. Devoted aunt of Jimmy, Sean and Madeline Myrtetus. Also survived by other loving relatives and dear friends. Julie was a graduate of Boston...
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Marie E. (Fortunate) Saari

February 2, 2017

SAARI – Marie E. (Fortunate), formerly of Westwood, died peacefully on February 2nd, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Adolph G. "John" Saari. Loving mother of Ronald Saari and his wife Margaret of Sandwich, Cheryl Pearson and her husband Ronald of Norfolk, Diane Saari of Hudson, Richard Saari and his wife Terry of Maryland and Andrea McMahon and her husband Doug of Norton. Also survived by 7...
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Audrey M. (Emmel) Halkett

February 1, 2017

HALKETT, Audrey M. (Emmel), of Westwood, died February 1st, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Peter G. Halkett and his wife Ann of Westwood and Paul R. Halkett and his wife Jordana of Seattle, WA. Loving grandmother of Peter and Ann's children: Christine, Stephanie, Amy and Peter J. and Paul and Jordana's children: Audrey and Jacob. Sister of the late Doris McDonald,...
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Barbara A. Currie

February 1, 2017

EAST FALMOUTH - Barbara A. (Jones) Currie, 84, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Newton, MA. Barbara was born to parents B.J. and Hazel (Gest) Jones on February 21, 1932 in Richmond, Texas. She attended East Chambers High School in Winnie, Texas, where she was on the East Chambers Buccaneers basketball team that won the 1947 High School Girls Basketball League of Texas championship...
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Robert G. West

January 25, 2017

WEST, Robert G., of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale and West Roxbury, died January 25th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved wife of Sheila T. (Green) West for 53 years. Loving father of Maureen Shepperson and her husband Scott of Attleboro, Denise Cullen and her husband Bill of Westford and Kelly West of North Attleboro. Devoted "Papa" of Melissa Shepperson and her fiancé Elijah,...
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Bruce Emerson Smith

February 3, 1959 - January 21, 2017

SMITH, Bruce Emerson , beloved family member, friend, and longtime resident of Westwood and Norwood, MA died peacefully on January 21, 2017. Beloved son of the late Barton P. Smith, M.D. and Jane (Campbell) Smith, he was born on February 3, 1959 in Boston, MA. Bruce was the loving brother of Heather S. Collins of Hingham, Holly L. Smith of Wakefield, RI, Martha B. McManamy of Newburyport,...
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Mary Doherty

January 19, 2017

DOHERTY, Mary K. (McCabe), age 97, of Westwood, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 19th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John P. Doherty. Loving mother of Charles V. Doherty and his wife Patricia of Wakefield and Diane M. O'Brien and her husband Edward of Westwood. Devoted grandmother of Karen Stickney and her husband James of Wakefield, Brian Doherty of...
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Richard T. Moore

January 9, 2017

MOORE, Richard T., age 74, of Norton, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Louise (O'Brien) Moore for 44 years. Loving father of Emily Dixon and her husband Kevin of Franklin, Brian Moore and his wife Alexa of Needham, Kevin Moore and his wife Zoe of Stoneham and Patrick Moore of Quincy. Devoted grandfather of Matthew,...
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Marilyn V. (Clarke) Hardiman

April 7, 1942 - January 4, 2017

HARDIMAN, Marilyn V. (Clarke), age 74, of Westwood and Falmouth, died January 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Paul F. Hardiman for 51 years. Marilyn was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marion (McKenna) Clarke. In addition to her husband, Marilyn is survived by her children Paul Hardiman Jr. of Medfield, Amy Lyons and her husband Tom of Westwood and Brian Hardiman and his wife Brittany of...
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Colin J. Davey

December 25, 2016

DAVEY, Colin J., of Westwood, died December 25th, 2016. Beloved son of Kathleen L. (Paganetti) Davey of Westwood and her late husband Peter. Loving brother of Sean Davey and his wife Ashley of Franklin and Meghan Davey and her partner Jason Zilch of Foxboro. Devoted grandson of Ellen (Craig) Davey of Westwood and her late husband John P. Davey and Jacqueline (Stack) Paganetti of Burlington and...
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Helen (Graham) McGonigle

December 16, 2016

McGONIGLE, Helen (Graham), of Westwood, died December 16, 2016. Beloved wife of J. Ralph McGonigle for 54 years. Loving mother of Lisa Savilia and her husband John of Norwood and Gregory McGonigle of Medford. Devoted grandmother of Ryan and Meghan Savilia. Sister of Patricia Kelley and loving aunt of Oliver Kelley, Katherine Whalley, Pamela Kelley, Juliann Concannon and Jennifer Drain. ...
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Virginia "Ginger" (McNeil) McGaffigan

December 14, 2016

McGaffigan, Virginia "Ginger" (McNeil), 76, of Norwood, formerly of West Roxbury. Passed away after a lengthy illness on December 14, 2016, surrounded by family. Beloved wife and best friend of Patrick "Joe" McGaffigan for 55 years. Loving mother of Joe and Kara McGaffigan of Quincy, Michael McGaffigan of Orlando, FL, Richard and Lisa McGaffigan of Florence, Theresa and John Awiszus of Medford...
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Paul J. Sheehan

December 13, 2016

SHEEHAN, Paul J., of Westwood, died December 13th, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Susan C. (Russo) Sheehan. Loving father of Kathie A. DeGeorge of Westwood, Paul J. Sheehan Jr. of Walpole and the late Karen M. Judge. Devoted grandfather of Cassandra, Ashley, Kelly and Andrew and great grandfather of Sedona. Brother of the late William Sheehan, Hannah Durkin, Rita Egan, Delores Egan, Mary...
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Lawrence J. Curley

December 9, 2016

CURLEY, Lawrence J., of Westwood, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died at home surrounded by his loving family on December 9th, 2016. Beloved husband of Danguole "Helen" (Martyshius) Curley for 50 years. Loving father of Lawrence E. Curley and his partner Jennifer Gregoris of CA, David L. Curley of New York, Ann Marie Curley of Westwood and Daniel J. Curley of Waltham. Brother of Kathleen Condon of...
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Lawrence Clancy

December 6, 2016

CLANCY, Lawrence, of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale, died at home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 6th, 2016. Beloved husband of Bridie T. (Lydon) Clancy for 48 years. Loving father of Catherine Martin and her husband Jason of Quincy, Karen Barron and her husband Robert of Norwood, Christine Butler and her husband Scott of Quincy and Maureen Derle of Norwood and her fiancé...
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Edith Stearns Trask

December 2016

Edith Stearns Trask (performances under the name of Edith Stearns), age 99, passed away on November 13, 2016 in her home at Foxhill Village in Westwood MA. Born March 4, 1917 in Waltham, MA she had a long and successful career as a concert pianist. A graduate of Boston University, she was faculty and chairman of the piano department for 42 years. Ms. Stearns studied with Alfredo Fondarcaro...
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Judith W. (McEnroe) DORGAN

November 19, 2016

DORGAN, Judith W. (McEnroe), of Dover, passed away at home on November 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Before her death at age 81, Judy had battled cancer for years. Beloved wife of Richard W. Dorgan for more than 51 years and loving mother of seven children: Ellen Dorgan Elia of Woodbine, MD; Elizabeth "Lisa" Dorgan McHugh of Dedham; Mark Dorgan of Bristol, RI; Gregory Dorgan of New...
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Christina (Garufo) Auclair

November 15, 2016

AUCLAIR, Christina (Garufo), of Taunton, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL; Died November 15th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Roland A. Auclair. Loving mother of Roland G. Auclair of FL and Karalyn R. Auclair of Taunton. Devoted grandmother of Nicole, Danielle and Christina and great grandmother of Ryan and Amanda. Sister of Carmella Hunt and the late Josephine Signorino, Mary Pettipas and Benedict...
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Leo D. "Dan" Topjian, Jr.

October 22, 2016

TOPJIAN, Leo D. Jr. "Dan", Of Westwood, died suddenly on October 22 at the age of 52. He was the dear and beloved son of Leo D. Topjian and Mary O.(Mooradian) Topjian, brother of Lauren Wilson, uncle of her three sons, Brad, Sean and Craig of Walpole, MA; brother of Gregory Topjian and brother in law of Greg's wife Paula and uncle of their two sons Alex and Jordon of Mansfield, MA.; nephew of his...
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Selma Conner

October 14, 2016

CONNER, Selma (Rossmassler), age 94, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday October 14, 2016 in Newton, MA. Born in White Plains, New York, she was the daughter of Marjory and Edward Rossmassler. She attended Bryn Mawr College graduating in Physics. She worked as a lab technician and a librarian. She was a devoted mother and wife of the late Willard Conner. She was loved by all who...
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Eileen A. (O'Flaherty) Bero

October 13, 2016

BERO, Eileen A. (O'Flaherty), of Westwood, died October 13th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Dr. George L. Bero. Loving mother of Deborah Bero and her husband Osler Peterson of Medfield, Sheila Thornton and her husband John of California, Cynthia Bero and her husband Shawn Farrell of Medfield, Susan Perry and her husband Francis of Medfield, G. Lawrence Bero Jr...
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Paul A. Powell, Sr.

October 11, 2016

Paul A. Powell Sr., 83, of Westwood, passed peacefully, October 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Alice Mae (Hand) Powell for 58 years. Loving father of Paul A., Jr. and 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 Collette of Mount Pleasant, SC. Adored "Pops" to 9 grandchildren and 1...
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Herbert A. "Herb" Peterson

October 9, 2016

PETERSON, Herbert A. "Herb", 79, of Westwood, formerly of South Boston, died October 9, 2016. Beloved husband of Joanne M. (Calabro) Peterson for 55 years. Loving father of David A. Peterson and his wife Moira of Wrentham, Christopher A. Peterson and his wife Laura of Franklin and Joanne M. Farrand and her husband Marc of Wrentham. Devoted grandfather of Matthew, Sean, Brandon, Cameron and...
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Jeanne M. (Magner) Flaman

October 7, 2016

FLAMAN – Jeanne M. (Magner), of Westwood, passed away at age 89 on October 7th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Ferdinand C. "Ferny" Flaman for 65 years. Devoted mother of the late Terrance E. Flaman married to Cheryl (Sullivan) of Walpole, Laura M. (Flaman) Fletcher married to David of Barrington, RI and Ferny K. Flaman married to Bonnie (Brock) of Walpole. Loving grandmother of Kelly D. ...
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Andrew Wilson "Wil" Howitt

September 2016

HOWITT, Andrew Wilson "Wil", aged 56, passed away unexpectedly in early September at his home in Cambridge, MA. He was the son of Andrew J. and, the late, Jane Howitt of Westwood. In addition to his father he is survived by his sister, Cynthia Sellers and her husband, Will of East Falmouth, and his brother, David of Everett, Washington, as well as several loving Aunts and Uncles and many...
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Kathleen Mitchell

September 30, 2016

MITCHELL, Kathleen, of Worcester, died unexpectedly on Friday September 30, 2016. Katie was a dearly loved member of a large extended family who will miss her greatly. Her potential was as boundless as her love for her three daughters who were the most important thing in the world to her. She is remembered for her generosity, her sense of humor, and for continually striving to create a better...
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Christopher P. Wright

September 25, 2016

WRIGHT, Christopher P., of Sharon, formerly of Woburn, died in the comfort of his home on September 25th, 2016. Loving husband of Eileen M. (Turner) Wright for 28 years. Beloved son-in-law of Mary Turner of Westwood and brother-in-law of Arthur Turner of Westwood and Jean Sarno and her husband Tom and their daughter Casey of Foxborough. Brother of Marie Engberg and her husband Bjorn of NH and...
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Joseph F. "Joe" Beausang

September 21, 2016

BEAUSANG, Joseph F. "Joe", of Westwood, died at home on September 21st, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Papasedero) Beausang. Loving father of Jay Beausang and his wife Lee Anne of Norfolk and Lisa Sawin and her husband Gary of Dover. Devoted grandfather of Jay and Lindsay Sawin. Brother of Myra Beausang of Hyde Park and the late Louise,...
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Timothy J. Cusick

September 20, 2016

CUSICK, Timothy J., of Westwood, MA passed away at Beth Israel Hospital on Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife Nona; son Sean and daughter-in-law Sarah; son Ryan and fiancée Sherrie Mersdorf; grandchildren Emma and Caroline; Brother Mike and sister-in-law Barbara. He is predeceased by his brothers Bart and Chris. Tim was born on...
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Andrew Wilson "Wil" Howitt

September 2016

HOWITT, Andrew Wilson "Wil", aged 56, passed away unexpectedly in early September at his home in Cambridge, MA. He is survived by his father, Andrew J. Howitt of Westwood, his sister, Cynthia Sellers and her husband Will, of East Falmouth, and his brother, David of Everett, WA. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jane Howitt. A memorial service will be celebrated and announced at a...
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Marjorie Rost Dehls

October 24, 1928 - September 3, 2016

DEHLS, Marjorie (Rost), 87, of Westwood, MA, died on September 3, 2016, in Westwood, MA. Born on October 24, 1928, in Westfield, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Elsie Christophers Rost and Henry Lewis Rost. Marj graduated from Westfield High School and attended Connecticut College. She was married to James (Jim) McIntosh, until his death in 1954. They had one son and a daughter. In 1958, she...
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Justin Guidi

September 3, 2016

GUIDI, Justin J., Sr. of Punta Gorda, FL formerly of Westwood and Weston, died September 3rd, 2016. Beloved husband of Ann Marcelle and the late Maureen (O'Hart) Guidi. Loving father to the late John N. Guidi and his wife Allison of Bar Harbor, ME; Sharon and George Kretschmar of Upper Saint Clair, PA; Kathryn Guidi of Plymouth; the late Justin J. Guidi, Jr.; and Barbara Guidi Kohler of Concord....
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Jean (Bobinsky) MacSwain

August 24, 2016

MacSWAIN, Jean (Bobinsky), of St. Augustine, FL, died at home on Wed. Aug. 24, 2016 at age 72. Jean is survived by her husband Bob. She is preceded in death by her son Brian and her parents, Sis and George Bobinsky. She is also survived by her sister Katy Phaneuf and her husband Ralph of Canton, MA. Jean is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Born in...
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Rosine (Kauffmann) Green

August 24, 2016

GREEN, Rosine (Kauffmann), of Westwood, passed away on August 24, 2016. She was born on November 27th, 1927 to Jeanne Tardivel and Gaston Kauffmann. She grew up in Paris and was enrolled in a private school for girls when the German occupation descended on France. Rosine was forced to leave school and was tutored at home while her father escaped and remained in hiding till 1944. During the...
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Frederick J. Pruyn

August 24, 2016

PRUYN, Dr. Frederick J. of Islington, died Aug. 24th 2016. Beloved husband of the late Emily (Piersa) Pruyn. Beloved uncle of John Korzec and his wife Lisa of Braintree, Joan Korzec-Brown and her husband Kenneth Brown of Hopkinton, Debra Korzec, Rafael Ramirez and Paul Gurspan, all of Boston, Marlene Piaseczny, Thad Piaseczny and his wife Marilyn, Mark Piaseczny and Jeanette Davila, Donna Mae...
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Fred T. Willett

August 20, 2016

WILLETT, Fred T., of Westwood, died August 20th, 2016. Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Kerr) Willett for 59 years. Loving father of Fred Jr. and his wife Sonja of Burnt Hills, NY, Stephen and his wife Vera of Norwood, Christopher and his wife Kimberly of West Yarmouth and Gregory and his wife Carol of Wakefield. Devoted grandfather of Luke, Eli, Tony, Teddy, Patrick, Katherine and Sean....
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Gary R. MAUS

August 17, 2016

MAUS, Gary R., of Norwood and Westwood, passed away peacefully on August 17th, 2016. Beloved son of the late Richard and Pauline E. (Just) Maus. Loving brother of Marcia Drummey and her husband Brian of Heath, MA, Paula Maus and Dana Maus both of Norwood and Blaine Maus of Walpole. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Gary was a longtime coach and...
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Josephine J. "Josie" (Manocchio) McCusker

August 15, 2016

McCUSKER, Josephine J. "Josie" (Manocchio) August 15th. Survived by her husband Thomas P. McCusker Jr.; her brother Alex Manocchio and his wife Pauline of Franklin; her children, Joseph McCusker and his wife Missy of Pomfret, CT; Julie Krumsiek and her husband David of Westwood; Amy McCusker Pruitt and her husband Chad of Sausalito, CA; Thomas P. McCusker III of Roslindale; and Ellen McCusker...
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Kathryn T. (White) Meaney

August 12, 2016

MEANEY – Kathryn T. (White), of Newton, formerly of Westwood, died August 12th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Meaney. Loving mother of Karen M. Tobin and her husband Jack of Newton, Theresa "Terri" Meaney – Young and her husband Steve of Plymouth and the late Tommy Meaney. Devoted grandmother of Kristen Birnbaum and her husband Jeff of Needham, Michael Tobin and his wife Trish of...
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Jack A. Jardin

August 10, 2016

JARDIN – Jack A., of Westwood, passed away on August 10th, 2016. Beloved son of John F. and Doreen C. (Wong) Jardin of Westwood. Loving brother of Isabelle D. Jardin of Westwood. Devoted grandson of Maria Jardin of Stoughton and the late Anthony Jardin and the late David and Doris Wong. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Jack's life was full of hope...
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Rita O'Brien Nuzzolo

August 2, 2016

O'BRIEN NUZZOLO, Rita (Cuddy), formally of Roslindale, Norwood, and Westwood died peacefully on August 2, 2016 after a long illness. She is predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Cuddy; her husbands William O'Brien and Frances Nuzzolo. She is also predeceased by her brothers, William, John and Robert Cuddy. She is survived by her beloved sister, Connie, and her husband George Boudreau...
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Joseph V. Kremer

July 31, 2016

KREMER – Joseph V., of Westwood, passed away on July 31, 2016 at the Stanley R. Tippet Hospice Home in Needham with family at his side. Born in West Roxbury, MA on March 15, 1930 to Paul and Margaritte Kremer. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Edna (Vogt) Kremer. Loving father of Mary Jo Tartaglia and husband Robert of Wrentham, Christa Hashim and husband Iskandar Hashim of Kuala...
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Pauline Imbornone

July 30, 2016

IMBORNONE – Pauline A. (McLaughlin), Of Westwood. Always with a smile on her face Pauline lost her 5 year battle to ovarian cancer on July 30, 2016. Beloved wife of Elio and devoted mother and mother in law to Tammy and Ed McGowan of Westwood, Sandra and Tony Castaldini of Westwood, Elio Jr. and Jessica Imbornone of Walpole and Margo and Michael Dornisch of Walpole. Beloved Grammy to Antonio...
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Nancy (Higgins) Storey

July 22, 2016

STOREY – Nancy (Higgins), 73, long-time resident of Dover, MA, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2016 after a two and a half year battle with cancer. Born in Syracuse, NY on August 1, 1942, daughter of Sigrid Irene (Virta) Higgins and Thomas Wentworth Higgins, Nancy attended The Convent School, Syracuse, NY (1960) and later graduated from Manhattanville College (1964). Upon graduation she...
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Joseph F. Ryan

July 15, 2016

RYAN – Joseph F., of Grand Haven, MI, formerly of Westwood and West Roxbury, died July 15, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne C. (Hickey) Ryan. Loving father of Donna Cook and her late husband Robert of Spring Lake, MI, Joseph Ryan and his fiancée Glenda Owens of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and James Ryan and his wife Jean of Grand Haven, MI. Devoted grandfather of Ryan Cook and his wife...
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Catherine (Campbell) Detwiller

July 13, 2016

Detwiller – Catherine (Campbell), 100, of Westwood, MA died July 13 with her family by her side. Mrs. Detwiller was born in Plainfield, NJ in 1916. She had a sister Dorothy C. Davis and a brother William H. Campbell, both deceased. In Watchung, NJ, her parents, William H. and Mabel R. Campbell, built her childhood home "Hillcrest" whose gardens (in the Smithsonian's Garden Club of America...
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John R. Lynch

July 7, 2016

LYNCH – John R., of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale, died July 7th, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Anne C. (Murphy) Lynch. Loving father of Marie B. Lynch of Westwood and James F. Lynch and his wife Margaret of Kingston, NH. Beloved grandfather of John S. and Matthew J. Lynch. Devoted son of the late James E. and Ella T. Lynch. John was a kind and gentle man who was completely devoted to...
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Mary Elizabeth (Lynch) Chatha


CHATHA - Mary Elizabeth (Lynch), 1948 - 2016, was born in New Haven, CT to her loving parents Phillip and Margaret Lynch. Mary spent most of her early years in Connecticut. Mary and her family moved to Pennsylvania and she graduated from Franklin Reginal High School. Mary attended Ivy art school in Pittsburgh. Mary loved painting and did it right up until she fell ill. She especially loved...
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Carole A. (Hayes) McDonald

June 10, 2016

McDONALD - Carole A. (Hayes) of Norfolk, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully and surrounded by love on June 10th 2016. Beloved wife of Stephen E. McDonald. Loving mother of Tracy Smith and her partner Michael Casey of Uxbridge and Kerrin Moser and her husband George of Bellingham. Devoted grandmother of Kyle Moran, Morgan & Garrett Smith, and Mason & Ian Moser. Loving sister of Jack Hayes and...
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Marie K. (Connolly) Yobaccio

June 9, 2016

YOBACCIO – Marie K. (Connolly), formerly of Westwood, Newton and Waltham, died June 9th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Yobaccio. Loving mother of Edward Yobaccio Jr., "Ted", and his wife Jennifer of Norwood, Tracy Dunn and her husband Marc of Walpole and the late Karen Yobaccio. Devoted grandmother of Julia, Emily and Nicolas Dunn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Steven Asbrand

June 6, 2016

ASBRAND - Steven, 53, of Tampa FL, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2016. Steve grew up in Westwood, but as all who knew him will attest, he was a Southern boy at heart. He made Florida his permanent home after graduating from FSU in 1984. He loved sports, gardening, cooking a great meal, and all things Seminole. Most of all, he loved being a dad. His sons were the joys of his life, and he...
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George "Papa" Philip Huntoon

May 25, 2016

HUNTOON - George "Papa" Philip, of Dover, formerly of Dedham, passed away at home in the early morning on Wednesday May 25th 2016 at the age of 59. He leaves behind his beloved wife Karen, his three boys and two daughters-in-law, Chris and Karen Huntoon, Nicholas Huntoon, and Ryan and Danielle Huntoon as well as their three beautiful children Alexis, Blake, and Callie. We invite those...
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Florence M. Bigelow

May 20, 2016

BIGELOW – Florence M. (Fontana), of Westwood, age 85, died at home May 20th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born in Quincy and was a 1948 graduate of Quincy High School and a 1950 graduate of the Chandler School for Women in Boston. Upon graduation, Florence worked 8 years for the Rudel Machinery Co. in the Statler Office Building in Boston. She also helped at her daughter's...
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Anna A. (DiGiacomo) Ciaccia

May 20, 2016

CIACCIA – Anna A. (DiGiacomo), of Dover, formerly of Hyde Park, died May 20th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Jerome J. Ciaccia. Devoted mother of Janice Orlando and her husband Niel of Norwood, Roberta Grenier and her husband Mark of Dartmouth, Donna Ciaccia of Roslindale and her fiancé William Murphy, Dolores Ciaccia and her husband John Piccirilli of Walpole,...
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June C. Kinsman

May 19, 2016

KINSMAN – June C., of East Falmouth, formerly of Westwood, died May 19th 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late George A. and Carmela T. (Bumbaca) Kinsman. Loving sister of William Kinsman and his wife Karol of Norwood, Barbara DiMarzo and her husband Richard of East Falmouth, Rita Hunt and husband Edward of Gray, Maine, Daniel Kinsman of Lowell and Thomas...
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Edward J. O'Malley

May 6, 2016

O'MALLEY – Edward J., of Westwood, died May 6th, 2016. Beloved son of John F. O'Malley of Westwood and Muriel A. (Townsend) Burke of East Sandwich. Step-son of Saundra L. "Sunny" (Potter) O'Malley of Westwood. Loving father of Edward J. O'Malley Jr. and his partner Leeann McKenna of North Attleboro, John P. O'Malley of North Attleboro and Kathleen "Katie" M. O'Malley of Attleboro. Devoted...
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Carmela T. (Bumbaca) Kinsman

April 27, 2016

KINSMAN – Carmela T. (Bumbaca), of East Falmouth, formerly of Westwood, died April 27th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late George A. Kinsman. Loving mother of June C. Kinsman of East Falmouth, William Kinsman and his wife Karol of Norwood, Barbara DiMarzo and her husband Richard of East Falmouth, Rita Hunt and her husband Edward of Gray, Maine, Daniel Kinsman of...
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Lillian A. (Leone) Frasca

April 24, 2016

FRASCA – Lillian A. (Leone), of Westwood, died April 24th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Michael A. Frasca. Loving mother of Linda Frasca of Plymouth, Karen Scheer and her husband Achim of East Walpole, Joyce Jacobs and her husband Louis of Westwood, Marian Sheehan and her husband William of Warner NH, Michael Frasca Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Norwood and Paula...
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Marion L. (Hennessy) Fitzgerald

April 24, 2016

FITZGERALD – Marion L. (Hennessy), of Westwood, died April 24, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Joseph C. Fitzgerald. Loving mother of Susan Fitzgerald Aylward of Westwood and the late Paul J. Fitzgerald. Devoted grandmother of Christopher M. Aylward and his wife Mary Ellen of Franklin and the late Jason Robert Aylward. Great grandmother of C.J., Brigid and Maeve Aylward. Sister of the late...
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Barbara Masters (Malouin) Hurley

April 22, 2016

HURLEY – Barbara Masters (Malouin), of Milford, formerly of Westwood, died April 22nd surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Thomas L. Hurley and the late Thomas E. Masters. Loving mother of Genie DeBenedictis (Masters) of Franklin, and the late James Masters of Wrentham. She also leaves behind whom she referred to as her two jewels; her granddaughters; Jamie Lee DeBenedictis...
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Joseph P. McNamara

April 21, 2016

McNAMARA - Joseph P., of Westwood, formerly of Quincy, died April 21st 2016. Beloved husband of Lucy D. (Devlin) McNamara for over 20 years. Loving father of Joseph J. and Bridget L. McNamara both of Westwood. Wonderful and loving husband and father; loyal and true friend. Devoted son of the late James Gerard and the late Elizabeth McNamara of Quincy. Brother of James McNamara of Quincy,...
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Robert M. Shea

April 18, 2016

Shea --- Robert M. of Westwood, April 18, 2016. Loving father of Barbara Shea of Westwood, Maureen and her husband Rich Moynihan of Norwood, Rob Shea and his wife Elaine of Medfield, Ted Shea and his wife Yifei of Boston, Rich Shea of Foxboro, Mike Shea and his wife Michelle of Westwood and Linda and her husband Dan Constantine of Westwood. Cherished grandpa of Tommy, Brian, Johnny, David, Amy,...
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Gordon H. Snyder, Jr.

April 6, 2016

SNYDER - Gordon H. Jr., of Westwood, died suddenly on April 6th, 2016. Beloved husband of Diane (Carco) Snyder for 54 years. Loving father of Gordon H. Snyder III of Westwood, Suzanne Pond and her husband David of Wrentham, Pamela Romaine and her husband Christopher of Norton and the late Karen Snyder. Devoted grandfather of Richard, Caitlin and Christopher Pond; Amanda and Jennifer Romaine;...
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Anne C. (Murphy) Lynch

April 4, 2016

LYNCH – Anne C. (Murphy), of Westwood, died at home on April 4th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of John R. Lynch for 50 years. Loving mother of Marie B. Lynch of Westwood and James F. Lynch and his wife Margaret of Kingston, NH. Devoted grandmother of John S. and Matthew J. Lynch. Sister of Mary Murphy of Quincy and the late Joanne Feeney and the late Peter, John and...
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Steven A. DiSarro, Jr.

March 30, 2016

DiSARRO – Steven A. Jr., of Westwood, died March 30th, 2016. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood on Sunday April 3rd from 2-5pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning April 4th at 11:30am in St. Denis Church, 157 Washington St., Westwood. Interment at New Westwood...
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Trevor G. Hennessey

March 26, 2016

HENNESSEY, Trevor G., adored son of Susan Hennessey and Professor Emeritus Christopher Hennessey of Medfield, Massachusetts. Suddenly, March 26th in a skiing tragedy at Cannon Mountain in N.H. Beloved fiancé of Hayley Norton of Medfield, Massachusetts. Adored cousin of Bonnie and Bob Forster of Beverly, MA and nephew of Page Forster of Beverly, Mass. and numerous cousins, and aunts and...
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Mimi A. (Rodriguez) Riskalla

March 17, 2016

RISKALLA – Mimi A. (Rodriguez), of Westwood, died peacefully and surrounded by love on March 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Albert G. Riskalla. Loving mother of Albert G. Riskalla Jr. of Westwood and Mimi V. O'Shea and her husband John also of Westwood. Devoted grandmother of J.T., Trenton, Max and Kyle O'Shea. Sister of Marva and Allan Nunez of Honduras, Luis and Rosario Rodriguez of...
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Jeanne Marie (Dagle) Stewart

March 16, 2016

STEWART - Jeanne Marie (Dagle), of Plymouth, formerly of Quincy, age 69, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, March 16 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy after a long illness. She was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a daughter of Katherine (Hanlon) and John J. Dagle, where she was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School. Although...
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Frances M. "Fran" (Montague) Thibaut

March 16, 2016

THIBAUT – Frances M. "Fran" (Montague), of Westwood, died March 16th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late John E. Thibaut. Loving sister of Ruth Maney and her husband Dr. Bernard Maney of New Seabury and the late Sr. Marion Montague, CSJ. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on...
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Beatrice C. "Betty" (Sullivan) Abbis

March 12, 2016

ABBIS – Beatrice C. "Betty" (Sullivan), of Walpole, formerly of Northborough, died March 12th 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Joseph "Pat" Abbis for 69 years. Loving mother of Anne Marie Sylvester and her husband Stanley of Westwood and the late Joseph P. Abbis Jr. Mother-in law of Pauline Abbis of Bellingham. Devoted grandmother of Joseph, Karen and Michael. Sister of the...
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Anthony G. "Tony" Antonellis

March 11, 2016

ANTONELLIS – Anthony G. "Tony", of Westwood, formerly of Brighton, died March 11th, 2016. Beloved husband of Eileen A. (O'Rourke ) Antonellis for 22 years. Loving father of Mark Antonellis and his wife Dede of Waltham, Maryanne Antonellis and her husband Chris Bonak of Shutesbury and Michelle Antonellis of Brighton. Devoted grandfather of Nevin, Kasey, Cameron and Rachel. Brother of Antonette ...
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Pauline Dunn

March 4, 2016

DUNN – Pauline E. "Polly" (Egan), of Westwood, died March 4th, 2016. Polly was born in Boston on September 23, 1940 to Beatrice and Thomas Egan. On June 26, 1965, she married the love of her life for more than fifty years, Thomas J. Dunn. She was the loving mother of Polly A. McLeod and Thomas E. Dunn (wife Kozue) and devoted grandmother of Alicia Kelley (husband William) and Kailey McLeod....
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Dino J. Papetti

March 2, 2016

PAPETTI – Dino J., of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale, died March 2, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Beverly M. (Jacobson) Papetti. Loving father of Elise M. Morgan of Medfield, Dino C. Papetti and his wife Lynne of Norwood and Michael J. Papetti of Bronx, NY. Devoted grandfather of Breanna, Matthew, Emily and Ava. Brother of Ralph Papetti and Ilda Papetti both of Canton and the late Louis...
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Janet (Sullivan) Corkery

March 1, 2016

CORKERY – Janet (Sullivan), of Westwood and Marion, died March 1, 2016. Beloved wife of John F. "Jack" Corkery for 59 years. Loving mother of John F. Jr. and his wife Mary of Mansfield, Susan Collins and her husband Barry of Stratham, NH and David and his wife Valerie of Mansfield. Sister of Andrew Sullivan and his wife Karen of Florida and the late William Sullivan. Sister-in-law of Anne...
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Rose "Rosalie" (Farley) Langevin

February 11, 2016

LANGEVIN – Rose "Rosalie" (Farley), of Mansfield, formerly of Westwood, died February 11, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Alfred T. Langevin Jr. Loving mother of Elizabeth A. Langevin of Mansfield. Sister of the late Katherine Alwell. Aunt of Carolyn and Walter Pitts, Christine & Joseph Morley and Corinne and James Steen. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden,...
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Theresa (Sullivan) Connell

February 11, 2016

Connell–Theresa (Sullivan) age 87 of North Andover, MA, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 surrounded by family. Terry was born March 7, 1928 in Charlestown, MA. Terry married Francis P. Connell on May 13, 1961 in Boston, Ma. They raised their three children in Westwood, MA. Terry was predeceased by her husband of 32 years. She is survived by her children: Frank, Marie, Tim, and their families....
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Carole J. Balabanis

February 10, 2016

BALABANIS – Carole J., (Seufert), of Westwood, formerly of Dedham, died February 10, 2016. Beloved wife of Raymond F. Balabanis for 55 years. Loving mother of Karen Nietzel and her husband Mark of Franklin and Cynthia Barenthaler and her husband Peter of North Attleborough. Devoted grandmother of Nicole and Andrea Nietzel and Kristen Barenthaler. Sister of the late Claire Donohoe and Joyce...
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Jeanette F. Mullins

February 9, 2016

MULLINS – Jeanette F. (Kippenberger), of Westwood, died February 9th, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Patrick F. Mullins. Loving mother of Marjorie and Brian Lombardi of Brockton, Patrick Mullins Jr. of Dedham, John and Elaine Mullins of Hanson, David and Annmarie Mullins of Mansfield, Michael and Judith Mullins of Methuen and Richard and Michelle Mullins of Nashua, NH. Sister of Agnes Ewald and...
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Jane (Campbell) Smith

October 7, 1924 - February 7, 2016

SMITH - Jane (Campbell), of North Hill, Needham MA., and Wakefield, RI, died February 7, 2016, following a long illness. She was born on October 7, 1924, in Montreal, Canada to Mary Hazard Campbell and Wallace Campbell II. Jane was predeceased in 2009 by her devoted husband of 61 years, Barton P. Smith, M.D. They lived in Westwood, MA for over 50 years. She was the loving mother of Heather S....
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Ilia Virgina (Llompart) Woicik

May 20, 1920 - February 5, 2016

WOICIK - Ilia Virgina (Llompart) passed away peacefully in her home on February 5, 2016, with children and grandchildren at her bedside. She was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico May 20th, 1920 and moved to the continental United States at the age of three. A social butterfly, to say the least, Ilia valued time spent with family, friends, and even strangers. She was up for any group activity, hosting...
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Frederick W. Rice III

February 1, 2016

RICE – Frederick W. III., of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died February 1st, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Rice) Rice. Loving father of Elizabeth Kast and her late husband Jonathan of Medway, David Rice of Medway and Marianne Nicastro and her husband John of Plainville. Devoted grandfather of Jake, Chris, Adam and Brandon Nicastro; Taylor, Kaetlin and Sydney Rice and Hannah,...
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Randall S. "Randy" Bourne

January 25, 2016

BOURNE- Randall S. "Randy", of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, died January 25th, 2016. Beloved son of the late Phil Bourne Jr. and Betty Jean (Smith) Bourne. Loving brother to Donn R. Bourne and his wife Maria of Round Pond, Maine and Stephen P. Bourne and Janet Bourne of Concord NH. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and their families. Randy attended Westwood schools and enjoyed his...
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Chun Huang

January 20, 2016

Chun Huang was born at Guilin of China on February 10, 1975. She was enrolled into the college of economic management, Beijing Forestry University in 1993, and achieved a Bachelor degree in Accounting in 1996. She met with Mingjun Song in 1995 and married him in September 1997. Chun came to the United States in 2000 for her husband. She got a Master degree in Actuarial Science in 2004 from the...
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Diana Allan Hearne

January 16, 2016

HEARNE - Diana Allan (nee Betty Diana Allan) passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016. She was 95 and lived in Walpole, MA. Diana was the daughter of Capt.William (Peter) Allan and Ethel Mary Simons. She was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Hearne, Sr. in 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Sara, of Norfolk ,Ma; a son, Robert, Jr., of...
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Judith (Higgins) Baker

January 15, 2016

BAKER – Judith (Higgins), of Dover, formerly of Topsfield, died January 15th, 2016. Beloved wife of Thomas J. Baker for 51 years. Loving mother of Thomas J. Baker Jr. of Somerville, Maura Riley and her husband Melvin of Greensboro, NC and Kathleen Bruns and her husband Paul of Johnson, VT. Devoted grandmother of Kaelyn and Vin Riley and Zoe Bruns. Sister of the late Paul, Jack and Leo Higgins....
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James M. Lydon

January 9, 2016

LYDON – James M., of Carson, CA, formerly of Westwood, died January 9th, 2016. Beloved son of the late Martin J. and Elizabeth (Gillis) Lydon. Loving brother of M. Patricia Dutton and her husband Jackson of Sharon and the late Elizabeth Lydon, John Lydon and Margaret Horton. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and their families. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a...
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John E. Hamilton

January 3, 2016

HAMILTON – John E., of Holbrook, formerly of Brockton and Stoughton, died peacefully on January 3rd, 2016. Beloved son of the late Claire (Jacobsen) Hamilton. Survived by his father and stepmother, Lawrence and Edith Hamilton, his aunts Carole Friedman and Marie Schulze, his foster mother Justina Malave and a large and loving extended family. John was an avid bingo player and loved his day...
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Jacquelyn W. (Jackie) Bigelow

December 25, 2015

BIGELOW - Jacquelyn W. (Jackie) passed away peacefully at sunrise on Christmas morning at the age of 87. She joins her husband of 66 years, Reese Bigelow, who passed away in 2012. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dorothy H. Waite and Amory H. Waite, Jr. She was later adopted at a young age by her mother's second husband, Douglas Watson. She is survived by three...
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Robert "Bob" Habeeb

December 24, 2015

HABEEB – Robert E. "Bob", of Medway, passed away on December 24, 2015 in Medway with his wife and children by his side. Bob was born in Boston on July 11, 1937. He attended Boston public schools including Boston English High School. Bob excelled at football and baseball and was a member of the Ravens sports and social club. He joined the Boston Fire Department in 1969 and served honorably...
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Constance Thibodeau

December 24, 2015

THIBODEAU - Constance (Leach), of Westwood, formerly of Dedham, died on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Born December 17, 1936. Connie leaves her husband David, son Philip and his wife Eko of Eureka, California, Daughter Pamela Lasher and her husband Robert of South Dartmouth, MA and their children Sarah and William, Daughter Sarah Deck and her husband Dr. Marcus of Brunswick, Maine and their...
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James A. Ryan, Jr.

December 21, 2015

RYAN – James A. Jr., of Westwood, died December 21st, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Mary H. (Selvitelle) Ryan for 57 years. Loving father of Karen Ramsey and her husband Bob of Lisbon Falls, ME, Jim Ryan III of Merrimac and Laurie Swansey and her husband James of Walpole. Devoted grandfather of Sara, Christopher, Ethan, Jaden and Michael and great grandfather of Colby...
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Linda F. (Foster) White

December 16, 2015

WHITE - Linda F. (Foster) of Medfield, died December 16, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Robert "Ridge" White, her daughter Alissa Kissell and her son-in-law John of Wayland, and daughter Jenny Kuliesis and son-in-law Peter of Arlington. She was an adoring Granny to Adelaide Kissell, Felix Kissell, Sevilla Kissell, and Sydna Kuliesis. She was sister...
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Stephen Burt Fayer

November 29, 2015

FAYER - Stephen Burt died November 29, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1935. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. After a successful career in commercial television he worked for Blackside, Inc. in Boston where he won an Emmy for his script "Mississippi: Is This America" a part of the Eyes on the Prize series for PBS. He received the Writers Guild of America...
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Joy (Scalzilli) Judd

November 26, 2015

JUDD – Joy (Scalzilli) died on November 26th 2015 in Oakton, VA. Beloved daughter of the late Adeline and Humbert Scalzilli and loving sister of Gloria and Aldo Scalzilli of Oakton VA and Norma Ficcardi of Worcester MA. Her husband, Philip Judd, predeceased her. Services and interment are private. Holden-Dunn-Lawler
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