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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

Marian B. (Glowacki) Pawlowski

October 15, 2021

Marian B. (Glowacki) Pawlowski, 94 years old, formerly of Westwood, MA and also of Norwood, MA died October 15th, 2021 in the company of her loving family and most remarkable nursing staff. Beloved wife of the late Chester J. Pawlowski for 40 years. Loving mother of Chet Pawlowski of Boston and Leeann Pawlowski of Norwood. Survived by sister Natalie Rabitski, grandsons Nicholas and...
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Evelyn (Parent) TOMACELLI

October 11, 2021

TOMACELLI, Evelyn (Parent) 95, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA, formerly of Needham, MA, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife to the late Michael E. Tomacelli, Sr. for 64 years; daughter to the late Edmund and Emma (Dube) Parent of Lewiston, ME; sister to the late Mildred Auger of Lewiston, ME and loving mother of Michael E. Tomacelli Jr. and...
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Hamid Sabbagh

October 9, 2021

Hamid Sabbagh, "Khalo", 58, of Walpole, MA, formerly from Beirut, Lebanon, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021. Hamid was a successful businessman, owning a Mediterranean supermarket, a Mediterranean restaurant and a meat factory in Norwood, MA. Hamid was the son of Helen (Chamoun) Sabbagh and the late George Sabbagh. Loving and dedicated husband to Renée (Bassil) Sabbagh, of 18 years,...
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Daniel A. Gentile

October 2, 2021

GENTILE, Daniel Augustine, of Westwood. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Daniel A. Gentile, 75, on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at home after an illness. Born in Arlington, MA, he was the son of the late Donato and Elena (Visocchi) Gentile and raised in Brighton, MA. Danny was a graduate of Brighton High School. After graduation Danny pursued a carrier in the...
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William Sully Sullivan

September 30, 2021

William Sullivan, "Sully", 80, of Westwood, MA, formerly of Roslindale, MA, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021. He was a union carpenter and skilled tradesman for many years. William was the son of the late William J. Sullivan and Alice (Gottwald) Sullivan. Loving and dedicated husband of Joyce (Agnew) Sullivan, of 52 years, proud father of sons Scott and Michael and daughter Lisa....
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Joanna Bakas

September 30, 2021

Joanna was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on September 30, 2021 at age 91. She was born to James and Sophia Sideropoulos on January 16, 1930. She grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts along with her sisters Desi, Esther, Sodira, Porta, Tina, and Thalia. After graduating from Burdette College and working in the legal community as an administrative...
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George C. Daniels

September 29, 2021

George C. Daniels, of Middleboro passed away on September 29, 2021 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Maureen S. Daniels and loving father of son, Christopher G. Daniels, his wife Nicole M. Daniels and two step-grandchildren Molly and John Panos of Pembroke and daughter, Jennifer A. (Daniels) Didick and her husband Richard Didick of Attleboro. George worked as an electrician at the Boston...
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Elizabeth F. (Healy) WHITE

September 29, 2021

WHITE, Elizabeth F. (Healy), died September 29th, 2021. Beloved wife of the late James B. White. Loving mother of Kathleen Plasko and her husband William of Norwood, Stephen J. White and his wife Lauretta A. Sullivan of Wrentham, Edward J. White of Wrentham, Joseph M. White and his wife Lisa of Norwood, Susan White Murnane of Nellysford, VA and the late James J. and Paul F. White. Elizabeth...
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Charles Eugene Aries

September 23, 2021

Charles Eugene Aries, having realized his dream of celebrating his 100th birthday on September 17, 2021, Charles, a man of faith, peacefully entered into eternal life on September 23, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Charlie was the son of Joseph and Mary Aries. He was married for 31 years to the late Mildred (Tedeschi) Aries, mother of his children, and to the late Genevieve (Best) Aries...
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Margaret McDONALD

November 1, 1927 - September 15, 2021

McDONALD, Margaret G. (Fitzgerald), 93, formerly of Westwood, died September 15, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Peg was born in Boston, MA on Nov. 1, 1927 to the late James Henry Fitzgerald II and Helen Theresa Conlon. She married John J. McDonald "Jack" who predeceased her in 1993. Surviving are her four children, Janet McIntosh (Donald) of West Harwich, John J. McDonald Jr. ...
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Edwin Michael Thomas

August 29, 2021

Dr. Edwin Michael Thomas of Westwood, New Seabury, and Naples, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Virginia Dunn Thomas, and son, Gary Dunn Thomas. He is survived by seven children and their families: Cheryl Ann Ribando and Robert (Charlottesville, VA); Virginia Thomas McDermott and Robert (Marlboro, MA); Jacquelyn Thomas McColgan (Long...
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Richard P. McDonough

August 28, 2021

Richard P. McDonough, age 85, of Westwood, formerly of Dedham passed away August 28th at Season's Hospice in Milton. Born in Boston, he graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and attended UMass Amherst and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean Era. Dick worked in the IBEW 2222, as an Installer at Verizon for 37 years before retiring. He was an avid outdoorsman and...
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Constance A. BOUDREAU

August 26, 2021

BOUDREAU, Constance A., of Westwood passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 26th surrounded by her loved ones. Connie was 90 years old, born to William F. and Mary (MacDonald) Cuddy of Roslindale. She is predeceased by her husband George G. Boudreau. They raised their 10 children in Norwood and called it home for over 50 years. She was the loving mother of Kathleen Roberts and her husband...
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Melody Gale O'Connor

August 22, 2021

O'CONNOR, Melody Gale, age 78, died peacefully at her home in Westwood, MA on August 22, 2021 surrounded by her loving children. A devoted and inspirational mother, sister, daughter and friend; Melody fought cancer for over 2 years with tireless strength, determination and a deep desire to live every moment to the fullest. The eldest of 7 children and a small-town farm girl from Copenhagen, NY,...
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Jo-Anne M. DiMarzio

August 20, 2021

Jo-Anne M. DiMarzio, Age 69, of Foxborough and Norwood died after an incredibly courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on August 20, 2021. Daughter of the late Robert J. Benson and Mary L. (Conefrey) Benson of Brockton. Jo-Anne was predeceased by her brother Robert W. Benson of Worcester. She is survived by her sister Gail Ryan Aquino and her husband Thomas of North Carolina, brother Gerard...
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Carol A. Fierimonte

August 19, 2021

Fierimonte, Carol A. (Bradley) of Westwood Massachusetts, formerly of Newton passed away peacefully at the age of 62 surrounded by her loving family on August 19th 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer and its lengthy side effects. Carol is the beloved daughter of the late Richard J. Bradley and survived by her loving mother Birute "Betty" Bradley (Alasevicius). Carol's everlasting spirit...
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Patricia Riley

November 4, 1932 - July 31, 2021

RILEY – Patricia Ann (Buchanan), of Westwood, also of Dennis MA & Sarasota FL, died July 31st, 2021 at home, embraced by the love of her daughters. Born in Arlington, MA on November 14, 1932. Beloved wife of the late Henry Charles Riley, for fifty-two years and loving father of Lauren Riley Myrtetus and husband Jim of Doylestown, PA, Carolyn Riley and the late Julie Riley of Westwood. Proud,...
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Melinda M. Rooney

July 25, 2021

Melinda M. Rooney, 79, of Westwood Massachusetts, died peacefully Sunday, July 25th after a long illness. She is the wife of retired Norwood High School industrial Arts teacher, James Rooney, her childhood sweetheart. Born in Boston in 1942, she was raised in Newton, where she grew up with her siblings (the late) William, Robert, Martha, John Magee, She is survived by her younger brother Jeffery...
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Kevin P. Doyle

December 15, 1945 - July 23, 2021

Kevin P. Doyle, Age, 75 passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after suffering a long illness. Kevin is survived by his son, Ty, and his fiancée, Sally, of Attleboro and daughter, Kaylan, of Lynn. Kevin is also survived by his sister, Sheila McMahon and brother in law, Edward, of Norfolk and many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and...
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Thomas A. Horne

July 23, 2021

Thomas A. Horne, 78, of Westwood, MA and West Yarmouth, MA passed away July 23rd at Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln, MA after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Tom grew up in Stoneham, MA and attended Malden Catholic High School, where he was Class President and basketball captain. He went on to UNH where he was also basketball captain, and scored 1000 points - a record that still holds. ...
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Carol A. Coppolino

February 28, 1938 - July 21, 2021

Carol A. Coppolino, 83, of Westwood, MA, died peacefully on July 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on February 28, 1938, to the late Mary (Black) Collins and William Collins. Cherished wife to Salvatore F. Coppolino of Westwood for 57 years. Beloved mother of her two daughters Linda A. Daley and her husband Daniel of Walpole and Nancy C. Boisvert and her husband James of...
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Muriel Murphy

July 12, 1924 - July 20, 2021

Muriel (Hynes) Murphy, 97, died peacefully on July 20, 2021 at her home in Westwood, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late John E "Bud" Murphy and the devoted mother of her five children John E. Murphy Jr and wife Denise of Wellesley, Jane Murphy Hunter and husband John of Walpole, Christopher Murphy and wife Renee of Harwich, Regina Murphy Kirvan and husband Richard of Wareham and Lisa...
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John P. Carroll

July 8, 2021

Carroll, Rev. John P., a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, died peacefully July 8, 2021. A native of Newton, Carroll graduated from the former Sacred Heart in Newton and St. John's Seminary. He was ordained a priest by Richard Cardinal Cushing on September 29. 1953. Carroll served in many parish communities including Most Blessed Sacrament in Quincy where he was a parochial vicar...
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Harry L. Aaron

July 3, 1936 - June 30, 2021

Harry L. Aaron Jr., 84 of Westwood, died peacefully on June 30, 2021. Born in Boston on July 3, 1936, to Loretta (Dalton) Aaron & Harry L. Aaron. Beloved husband of Patricia A. Aaron (Conway) of Westwood, father of Cheryl P. Aaron (Alex Campione) of Foxboro, Thomas F. Aaron of Westwood & Bryan P. Aaron (Erin Aaron) of Wrentham. Grandfather to Katlyn and Caroline Aaron of Wrentham. Brother to...
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Raymundo Rustrian

June 26, 2021

Raymundo Rustrian died peacefully at his Westwood, MA home on June 26, 2021. He was the much-loved husband and best friend of Margaret Hoyt Rustrian, a devoted son of the late Gregorio and Maria del Carmen, and the dear brother of Edith and the late Raul. Raymundo was born, raised and educated in Mexico, where he worked for the national oil company. He met Margaret in Mexico City, where she...
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Edward D. Connelly

June 22, 2021

It is with great sadness and in loving memory that the family of Edward D. Connelly, 81, of Westwood, MA, announce his passing on June 22nd, 2021. Beloved husband of Kathleen, devoted father of Mark (Pam) of Powhatan, VA; Shawn (Lizbeth) of Westwood, and Katie (Ty) Conder of Medfield. Fun loving Pop of Jack, Chase, Mason, Patrick, Justine, Eddy, Lauren, and Timothy. Dear brother of Joan...
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Ellen Cregan Kitchen

June 18, 2021

Ellen Cregan Kitchen, MSN, RN, NP a longtime Westwood, MA resident passed away peacefully at home on June 18, 2021. She passionately loved her husband & children, long walks, biking, traveling, and ice cold craft beers. Born with an extra helping of kindness, she was the heart and soul of her extended family. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and full of thoughtful gestures and advice. ...
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Dr. Kara E. Renner

June 18, 2021

Dr. Kara E. Renner, of Westwood, MA, died June 18th 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Thomas J. Grindrod for 23 years. Loving mother of Joseph Grindrod of Westwood. Sister of John Renner and his wife Kathie of Newton and Sheila Grace and her husband Andrew of Strafford, VT. Cherished aunt of Jaclyn, John and Jaimie Renner. Also survived by many loving family members and dear...
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Mary A. "Beba" VITALE

June 6, 2021

VITALE, Mary A. "Beba" 97, of Westwood formerly of Mission Hill, died peacefully on June 6, 2021 of natural causes. Beloved wife of the late Peter P. Vitale of Westwood. Loving sister of her brother, Paul Giacoppo of Kingsdown, England and the late Leo C. "Buddy" Giacoppo of Boston. Loving mother of Peter Jr. of Wakefield, Joanne of Norwood, James "Vito" of Waltham and Mary Jane of Middleboro....
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Patricia E. Cashin

June 6, 2021

Patricia E. Cashin, of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, died June 6, 2021. Beloved daughter of the late William T. and Dorothy E. (Lynch) Cashin. Loving sister of James F. Cashin and his wife Rebecca of Ashland and aunt of Alexander and Holly Cashin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD, on Tuesday, June 15,...
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Barbara A. MacKinnon

June 1, 2021

Barbara A. MacKinnon (Donoghue) Age 87, of Westwood, passed away on June 1st, 2021. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Timothy B. and Mary L. (Madden) Donoghue, and wife of the late Neil L. MacKinnon. Barbara would always light up when she retold the story of how she met Neil, the love of her life and beloved partner of over 42 years, at that famous dance in Dorchester...
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John F. QUINN

June 1, 2021

QUINN, John F., formerly of Tourlestrane, County Sligo, Ireland passed away peacefully at home in Westwood, MA 6/1/21. Husband to Margaret (Skehill) Quinn; father to Michael, Denise (Rusty McKay) and Sean Quinn (Pamela Quinn); and beloved grandfather to Antoinette, Samantha, Jake, John and Gavin. Loving son of the late Patrick and Brigid (McVeigh) Quinn. Brother of Padraic, Celine, Hughie,...
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Mary J (Doyle) Purcell

May 29, 2021

Mary J (Doyle) Purcell, Age 84, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 29th, 2021 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Mary is survived by sister Sheila (Doyle) McMahon and husband Edward, of Norfolk; brother Kevin Doyle of Milton; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Thomas (Tommy) and Edward (Amy) Doyle and former sister-in-law Jean...
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Joseph M. Quinn, Jr.

May 24, 2021

QUINN, Joseph M. Jr., of Walpole, MA formerly of Westwood, MA, died May 24th, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn F. (Morrissey) Quinn. Loving father 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. Proud grandfather of Fergus and Norah Ryan of East Montpelier, VT and Emma, Grace and Riley Quinn...
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Richard D. Hurley

May 3, 1941 - May 17, 2021

Hurley, Richard D. of Westwood, MA, loving husband of Ellen Marie (Daly) Hurley, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2021. Born on May 3, 1941 to Joseph and Ruth Hurley, Richard grew up in Hyde Park, MA and worked in a soda shop where he met his wife Ellen. After earning his degree in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University, Richard, or "Dick" as he was referred to by many, joined the...
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Marguerite A. (Rauch) (Hayward) "Peggy" Fink

May 8, 2021

Fink, Marguerite A "Peggy" (Rauch) (Hayward), 86 of N. Attleboro, MA formerly of Westwood, MA passed peacefully on May 8, 2021. Loving wife of Robert Fink, Daughter to the late Harry Rauch and Mildred (Rauch) Demers. Sister to the late Harry Rauch Jr.. Beloved mother to Eugene Hayward Jr., Stephen Hayward, the late Donna (Hayward) Peterson, Debra (Hayward) Carroll and husband Edward Carroll,...
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Robert L. Wasley

July 12, 1919 - May 8, 2021

Robert Lafe Wasley, age 101, passed peacefully at home in Westwood, Massachusetts on May 8, 2021. He is survived by the love of his life, Elizabeth Stanton Wasley, his wife of 76 years. Also survived by his two sons Richard Stanton Wasley and wife Barbara of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Keith Randolph Wasley and wife Louise of Chatham, Massachusetts and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. ...
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John F. Morrison

May 2, 2021

MORRISON, John F., of Westwood, MA, lost his eight year battle to cancer on May 2, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. John's legacy is not only his family, but cancer research so that perhaps others may not have to suffer as he did. Upon his death, he donated tumors and tissues to cancer research. His wish was that others know this program exists and hopefully cancer remain not only treated,...
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Ellen (Craig) DAVEY

April 18, 2021

DAVEY, Ellen (Craig) Age 89, of Westwood, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home April 18th surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of 59 years to the late John P. Davey. Loving mother to Joseph Davey and his wife Annemarie of Canton; Mary Morley and her husband Jeffrey of Wareham; Ann Davey and her partner Louis Love of Florida; the late Peter Davey and his surviving wife Kathleen; Jane Andrews...
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Gerald J. Cloney

April 17, 2021

CLONEY, Gerald J., "Jerry", age 89, formerly of Westwood, MA passed away Saturday, April 17th, 2021. He served the United States Army in Korea, graduated from Boston University, and retired from the New England Telephone Co. He is survived by his five children: Kevin Cloney and his wife Katie, Karen Walker, Jennifer Cole and her fiancé Richard Gersh, Patrick Cloney and his wife Barbara, and...
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Frederick "Fred" Andrew Hammel

April 17, 2021

HAMMEL, Frederick "Fred" Andrew, age 94, of Needham, MA formerly of Dedham, MA and Onset, MA and Kilmuckridge, Ireland, died peacefully at his home on April 17, 2021 surrounded by family. He was born in Milton, MA, son of Joseph and Lillian (Crowe) Hammel. He was predeceased by his brothers James, Joseph, and Ned, and sister Kathleen. Fred was the beloved husband of Catherine (O'Leary) for 63...
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Robert P. Leon

April 12, 2021

Robert P. Leon of Westwood, MA passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021. He was 87 years old. Bob was the dear and devoted husband of the late Virginia "Ginny" (Aylward) Leon. Loving father of Robert P. Leon Jr. and his wife Maureen of Norwood, Jeanne Leon Hawes and her husband Douglas of Dedham, and Dianne Leon of Westwood. Beloved grandfather "Jiddoo" of Robert and Michael. Loving...
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Leo D. Topjian, Sr.

April 1, 2021

TOPJIAN, Leo D. Sr., of Westwood, MA, died suddenly on April 1st at the age of 82. He was born in Boston, MA to the late Carl and Nellie (Matosian) Topjian. He was the dear and beloved husband of Mary O. (Mooradian) Topjian for 61 years. Father of late Daniel L. Topjian; father of Lauren L. Wilson and grandfather of her three sons, Brad, Sean and Craig of Walpole, MA; father of Gregory T....
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Gerald "Gerry" MacDonald

March 27, 2021

The family of Gerald "Gerry" MacDonald announces with great sorrow his passing on March 27, 2021. Gerry always had a twinkle in his blue eyes and an impish grin that drew many loyal and cherished friends to him over the years. His sharp mind knew no boundaries and he was always interested in the newest and latest thing and keeping up with the times. He not only kept up with the times, he often...
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William "Bill" McCormack

March 17, 2021

William "Bill" McCormack of Westwood, MA, formerly of Trumbull, CT, passed away peacefully March 17, 2021 in his home at the age of 92. Son of the late William and Mildred McCormack, he was raised in Bridgeport, CT and graduated from Fairfield Preparatory High School and earned a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross. He served in the United States Army for 2 years as a medic during...
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Francis DeSARIO

March 15, 2021

DeSARIO, Francis, 81, of Dedham MA, passed away comfortably at home surrounded by family March 15, 2021. Frank is survived by his devoted wife Geri of 57 years. Loving father to Patty Healey and her husband Bill, Francis DeSario Jr, and Lisa Balestra. He was a loving grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a 40-year veteran of the Boston Police...
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Shirley (Smith) DeFEO

November 3, 1927 - March 11, 2021

DeFEO, Shirley (Smith), age 93, of Westwood MA died peacefully on March 11, 2021. She was born on November 3, 1927 in Medford, MA to A. Dudley and Doris (Hurlburt) Smith. Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Susan Bourdon and husband Kevin of Waltham, VT and Cynthia Dowling, and husband Mark of North Attleborough, MA; six grandchildren, Christopher, and wife Miranda. Rampone; Mark...
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Catherine Barry

March 10, 2021

Catherine M. Barry "Kay" (Bates), 98, of Norwood, MA, formerly of Hyde Park, MA, entered into eternal peace on March 10, 2021. The daughter of the late James L. and Alice P. (Napier) Bates. Beloved wife and soul mate to the late John E. "Jack" Barry, Jr. Loving mother of Anne M. Barry of Norwood, MA, and the late Brian P. of Brighton, MA and Stephen M. Barry of Norwood, MA. Mother in law...
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Bertha M. Cappello

March 2, 2021

CAPPELLO, Bertha M. (Maxwell), of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, died at home March 2nd, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Cappello. Loving mother of Sebby and Rick Santiano of Groton, Jacqueline and Dan Magnarelli of NC, Nicholas and Angela Cappello of VA and the late Paul N. Cappello. Cherished grandmother of Suzanne Basile and her husband Stephen,...
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Linda Tufts

February 28, 2021

TUFTS, Linda L., aged 67, of Dover, MA passed away at home unexpectedly on February 28, 2021. Loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Alexandra Francendese of the United Kingdom and Katharine Francendese of Dover, MA. Linda was an accomplished woman. She graduated MIT with a SM in Management with concentrations in strategy and finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an SB in...
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Harry E. McLellan

February 23, 2021

Harry E. McLellan, Age 93, of Franklin, formerly of Norwood, passed away on February 23. Beloved husband and partner of Sandi Brayman for more than 30 years. Devoted father of Linda Delaney of Needham, Harry McLellan of Scituate, Tom McLellan of Dallas, Steve McLellan of No. Falmouth and Carrie McLellan of Middletown, RI. Loving grandfather of ten, great grandfather of three. Brother of...
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Gloria C. Flahive

February 22, 2021

FLAHIVE, Gloria C. (McPhee) R.N, 83, of Westwood, MA entered into eternal peace on February 22nd at her home surrounded by love. After a long life of giving, she leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend of 60 years, Charles W. "Skippy" and her loving sons Charles W. Jr and Melissa of Maine, John F. and Laure of South Carolina, and her daughter Gretchen A. (Wiik) and John of Massachusetts...
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Christina (Barr) Marden

February 7, 2021

Christina (Barr) Marden of Holliston, MA, age 72, passed away peacefully at home on February 7th surrounded by her family. A kind woman of immeasurable grace, the world was a better place with her in it. Chris's death is a profound loss for her husband Richard, who was her high school sweetheart, and her son Ryan Marden. She leaves behind a legacy of love that will not be forgotten. Chris was...
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Ryan T. Lynch

October 29, 1985 - February 3, 2021

LYNCH, Ryan Thomas, 35, of Medfield MA, formerly of Westwood MA, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2021. Ryan was born on October 29, 1985 and was a graduate of Westwood High School. Those who knew Ryan will remember him in part for his infectious smile, happy go lucky attitude and most importantly, his deep love for his family. Ryan cherished the time he would spend with his family on the...
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Mary Rita (Kelley) O'Toole

April 27, 1926 - February 1, 2021

O'TOOLE, Mary Rita (Kelley), age 94, of Westwood, MA (formerly of Milton and Lowell), passed away peacefully on February 1st. Born and raised in Lowell, the daughter of the late George and Louise (Leonard) Kelley, Mary Rita graduated from Keith Hall High School in 1944. Mary Rita loved spending time with her parents and with her younger sister, the late Louise Sullivan. She was also a former...
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James H. "Jim" O'Shaughnessy

January 27, 2021

O'SHAUGHNESSY, James H. "Jim", of Westwood, MA, formerly of Clifton Park, NY, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2021. Jim was born the second child of Hugh P. O'Shaughnessy and Helena A (Hubbard) on August 13, 1924 in New York City. In 1926 the family moved to Bergenfield, NJ, where Jim was raised. He graduated from De LaSalle Institute in NYC, class of 1942. Jim spent over three years...
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William J. "Billy" Troiano

August 14, 1965 - January 27, 2021

TROIANO, William J. "Billy"- Age 55 of Norwood passed away on January 27th, 2021. Born August 14th, 1965 to the late Mary Troiano (Lally) and Arthur Troiano. He was survived by his wife of 26 years Patti Troiano (Fisler) of Norwood. Cherished father of Meaghan and her husband Shane McBride and Kevin Troiano, all of Norwood. He was also the proud papa to Finn McBride of Norwood. Beloved brother...
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Dennis A. Jordan

April 13, 1945 - January 26, 2021

JORDAN, Dennis A. of Westwood, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away on January 26, 2021 of pulmonary fibrosis. Dennis was born on April 13, 1945. He was predeceased by his parents, Phyllis (Martini) and Arthur Jordan. After attending Northeastern University, he served in the US Navy as a Communications Technician during the Vietnam War. Dennis was employed as a Senior Systems Analyst for 36...
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Richard C. Fannon, Jr.

January 23, 2021

FANNON, Richard C. Jr. "Dick," of Milton, MA, formerly of Westwood, MA, passed away on January 23, 2021, surrounded by his daughters. Beloved husband of the late Carolee M. Fannon for 46 years (until her passing on September 17, 2017). Loving father of Melissa and her husband Andrew Rush of Walpole and Sara and her husband Daniel Doherty of Milton. Loving grandfather of Emily and Abby Rush, Owen...
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Leila Annette Stringer

November 29, 1970 - January 23, 2021

Leila Annette Stringer was born on November 29, 1970 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Odell Stringer, Jr. and LaRoyce Yvonne Stevens. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy High School in May 1989. She attended the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she majored in mathematics and computer science. Leila was an avid...
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Geraldine "JoJo" Fitzgibbon

January 18, 2021

FITZGIBBON, Geraldine "JoJo", age 87 of Wrentham, MA, died peacefully on January 18th of pneumonia. Originally from Jamaica Plain, JoJo moved to The Wrentham Development Center (formerly known as Wrentham State School) while in her early 30's and called Wrentham home for nearly 60 years. She was a well-known resident of the facility. JoJo is survived by her loving sister, Carole Gagnon of...
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Paul S. "Pudgie" McNulty

January 17, 2021

Paul S. McNulty "Pudgie" – Age 69 of Westwood, MA passed away on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 with his daughter by his side at the Walpole Healthcare. Paul passed away from many years of health issues leading to Renal Kidney Disease and Congestive Heart Failure. Paul was born on November 17, 1951 to the late Paul J. McNulty and Louise (Deroma) of Roslindale, MA. Paul leaves behind his...
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Gail L. MORRISON

January 12, 2021

MORRISON, Gail L. (Whalen), age 77, of Falmouth, formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021. Born and raised in Westwood, MA, she was the devoted wife of the late John G. Morrison. Gail is survived by a son, Jonathan and his wife, Christine and their children Haley and Mallory of Westwood and a daughter Robin Marsh and her husband Nick and grandchildren, Jonathan,...
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Patricia Durey Haviland

August 4, 1934 - January 12, 2021

Haviland, Patricia (Durey) of Westwood, MA, formerly of Dedham, MA, died peacefully at home on January 12, 2021. Born in Stamford, CT on August 4, 1934 to Kathryn Talbot Durey and John Coleman Durey, senior. Predeceased by her siblings John jr., Forbes, and Jane Skidmore. Beloved wife of Theodore Haviland 3rd for 63 years. Mother of Anne H. Cullen (Barry), and David M. Haviland (Kate)....
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Dean A. Strack

January 12, 2021

STRACK, Dean A. Of Westwood, age 86, passed away on January 12, 2021. Devoted husband of Roberta (Wipperman) for over 60 years and loving father to Amy (Mingels) and her husband Bradley of Scituate, MA, and Phillip and his wife Karen of North Reading, MA. Cherished grandfather to Brian Mingels of West Kingston, RI and Andrew Mingels of Scituate, MA. Also survived by brothers Frank and Fred,...
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Francois Antoine Lucien Padovani

August 22, 1937 - January 6, 2021

PADOVANI, Francois Antoine Lucien, age 83, of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully on January 6, 2021 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (Rioux) Padovani for 25 years. Loving father of Marc Padovani, and Pierre Padovani and his wife Claudina and stepfather of Robert Rioux and his wife Laurie, Marie (Rioux) Berry and her husband Warren, Marc Rioux and his wife Kym, and...
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Catherine C. Kohler

January 5, 2021

KOHLER, Catherine C. (Paratore), of Westwood, died January 5th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Bernhard J. Kohler. Loving mother of Bernhard D. Kohler and his wife Deborah of Newton, NH and Stefan J. Kohler and his wife Traci of Naples, FL. Devoted grandmother of Vanessa, Chad, Alyssa, Haley, Michael and Hayden. Sister of Joseph Paratore and his wife Anne Marie of...
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George G. "Sparky" Boudreau

January 3, 2021

BOUDREAU, George G, of Westwood passed on Sunday, January 3rd surrounded by his loved ones. George, who also answered to "Sparky" was 92 years old. Born August 7th, 1928 to Henri Laurence and Margaret (Sutton) Boudreau of Roslindale. George is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Constance (Cuddy) of Westwood. They raised their 10 children in Norwood and called it home for over 50 years. ...
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Charles H. Hubbell

July 2, 1929 - December 26, 2020

HUBBELL, Charles "Chuck", 91, of Westwood, MA passed away on December 26, 2020. Chuck was born on July 2, 1929 in Ithaca, NY. He was the son of the late Herbert and Victoria Hubbell. With Victoria passing away at an early age, Charles was brought up in several loving foster homes. Chuck graduated from high school at Canandaigua Academy in 1946, served in the USMC, received a BSME in 1952 at the...
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Dorothy Irene Connors

December 22, 2020

CONNORS, Dorothy Irene (Bailey), of Dover, MA, passed away peacefully December 22nd, 2020 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late Dorothy Bailey of Dover and Lawrence Bailey; sister of Lawrence Bailey. Beloved wife of the late Robert Connors. Loving mother of George Connors and his wife Jennifer of Seabrook, NH; Robert Connors and his wife Roberta of Uxbridge; Peter Connors and his wife Kathy of...
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Daniel Charbonnet

December 14, 2020

CHARBONNET, Daniel D.R. "Dan", of Westwood. Daniel passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 at the age of 77. He was the loving son of the late Daniel and Evelyn Charbonnet. Dan was a longtime employee of NSTAR as a power systems engineer and TRC as a consultant. Dan was an avid and distinguished photographer with a special love for nature photography. He was active in a number of local Camera...
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Lawrence B. "Larry" Roche, Jr.

December 9, 2020

ROCHE, Lawrence B. Jr., "Larry", of Westwood and Centerville, died December 9th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Julia (Letsch) Roche for 61 years. Loving father of Lawrence Denis Roche of Westwood, Juliette Kathleen Bearse and her husband Ed of Centerville, Ronald C. Roche and his wife Karen of North Attleboro and Robert G. Roche and his wife Kathleen of...
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Rachel M. McDonald

December 5, 2020

Rachel M. McDonald, 31, of North Attleboro, MA lost her battle with cancer Saturday morning December 5th, 2020. Rachel was born November 7th, 1989. She was the loving mother of Paul "Pauly" Allan, the beloved daughter of Kimberley M. McDonald of North Attleboro and the late Paul J. McDonald of Franklin, and the cherished sister of Christopher E. McDonald of North Attleboro. Rachel is also...
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Maureen H. (Fitzgibbon) Harrington

December 1, 2020

HARRINGTON, Maureen H. (Fitzgibbon), of Westwood died unexpectedly on December 1st, 2020. She originally hailed from Jamaica Plain, lived in Hyde Park for several years after marrying and finally landed in Westwood, MA, which she called home for the last 53 years. She also spent a great deal of time in Falmouth, MA and was a regular on Racing Beach during summer afternoons. Maureen is survived...
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Yuriko S. Mah

November 28, 2020

MAH, Yuriko Sugie of Westwood and Newton, passed away on November 28th at age 95. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Mah Sangiolo, son-in-law, John Sangiolo, three beautiful grandchildren, George, Midori, and Joseph of Newton, and sisters Yoshimi Kawada of Yokohama, Japan, Yoko Yagima of Chiba, Japan, and the extended Mah family of the New York/New Jersey region. Yuriko married George Mah in...
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Joan C. Valinote

November 27, 2020

VALINOTE, Joan C. (Powers) longtime resident of Dover, MA and Fort Myers, FL passed away November 27, 2020 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 58 years of the late John F. Valinote. Devoted loving mother of John Valinote Jr, and his late wife Diane of Bedford, NY, Thomas Valinote of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mary Ellen Pogue and her husband James of Centennial, CO, Robert Valinote of Fort Myers, FL,...
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Ke-chin ("KC") Wang

November 25, 2020

Ke-chin ("KC") Wang of Dedham, Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was the devoted husband of the late Shu-fang Wang. He is survived by his daughters, Addie (and husband Bob Perlis) and Audrey (and husband Albert Hung), as well his much-beloved grandchildren: Jeffrey Perlis (and wife Lauren), Daniel Perlis, Samantha Hung, and Jessica Hung. He was the proud GGP (great...
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Susan J. (Balabanis) Mason

November 25, 2020

Susan J. (Balabanis) Mason, of Dedham, formerly of Westwood, died November 25th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late David F. Mason. Loving mother of Dennis and wife Cathy of Westwood and Steven and wife Marlene of Milton. Cherished grandmother of Jake 15, of Westwood and Steven 15, of Milton and Patrick 12, of Milton. Sister of Theodore Balabanis of Medway, Nancy Shea...
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Herbert M. Pflanz

August 21, 1927 - November 24, 2020

PFLANZ, Dr. Herbert M., age 93 of Westwood passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020. Born in Landsberg/Lech, Germany on August 21, 1927, he was the son of the late Maria (Hagg) and Eduard Pflanz. Herb is also predeceased by his wife of 65 years Berta (Morgenlaender), his older brother Eduard, his younger sister Marlies. He is survived by his brother Reinhard with wife Christel, his sister-in...
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Thomas J. Boyd

November 11, 2020

BOYD, Thomas J., of Westwood, died November 11th, 2020. A dedicated father, son, brother and friend, Tom will be remembered for his love for his family and enthusiasm for life. He is the beloved father of Owen, Thomas Jr. (TJ) and Erin Boyd and former husband of Brigid (Strong) Boyd, all of Marshfield Hills. Tom was the loving son of Lester F. Boyd of Westwood and the late Elizabeth D. "Betty" ...
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Patricia Melnitsky

November 5, 2020

MELNITSKY, Patricia A. (Reynolds) of Dedham passed away on November 5, after a period of failing health, at the age of 67. Born and raised in Westwood, Patty lived in Dedham for the majority of her adult life and was the owner/operator of Blue Ribbon Grooming for over 15 years. She had many passions and interests, including keeping tabs on the criminality of the current President and his...
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Elaine M. McDonough

November 5, 2020

McDONOUGH, Elaine M. (Rutledge), of Westwood, died November 5th, 2020. Beloved wife for 54 years to the late Joseph M. McDonough. Loving mother of Elaine McDonough and her husband Lawrence Kjeldahl of MN, Brian McDonough and his wife Eliana McDonough of Westwood and Karen McDonough of Westwood. Cherished grandmother of David and Ingrid Kjeldahl and Jake McDonough. Sister of Paul Rutledge, Michael...
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Paul D. Leonard

November 4, 2020

LEONARD, Paul D., of Quincy, formerly of Westwood, passed away on November 4, 2020 at the age of 66. Beloved son of the late Charles G. and Yvonne D. Leonard of Westwood. He was the cherished brother of Diane Hooker and her husband Rick of Medfield, Denise Leonard Webster and her husband Mike of Concord, Linda Leonard and her husband Bob Torello of Wrentham and Nancy Baden and her husband Jerry...
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Eugene Twomey

October 28, 2020

TWOMEY, Eugene W. of Dover and Pocasset died on October 28 after a long illness. Loving husband of the late Janet (Grant) Twomey, brother of Ann K. Carey of Mashpee, Adele M. Coughlin of Dover, Diane M. Walton of Norwood, and the late Joan D. Grey of Chatham. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Graduate of Boston College and Suffolk Law School. Mr. Twomey worked for many years in...
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Abbie M. Lynch

October 26, 2020

LYNCH, Abbie M. -- Age 93 – Of Westwood, formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully on October 26 surrounded by loving family. She was the beloved daughter of Cornelius T. and Abbie M. [Daley] Lynch; and was predeceased by her loving brothers C. Thomas Lynch and his wife Helen of Norwood, John H. Lynch and his wife Mayanne of Westwood, William F. Lynch and his wife Jean, also of Westwood...
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Robert J. Whalen

October 15, 2020

WHALEN, Robert J., age 98 of Laguna Woods, CA formerly of Westwood, MA and Cotuit, MA died peacefully on October 15, 2020 at his son's home in Laguna Beach, CA. Beloved husband of the late Ruth W. (Whittaker). Devoted father of Robert J. Whalen and his wife Kirsten J. Whalen of Laguna Beach, Mark W. Whalen and his wife Pamela K. Silverman of Pinehurst, NC, David G. Whalen and his wife...
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Grace Parkinson

September 27, 2020

PARKINSON, Grace Patricia, "Patsy" (Bowler) of Franklin and formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully at Rose Monahan Hospice Home on September 27, 2020 at the age of 96. Grace was predeceased by her beloved husband, John T. Parkinson and her daughter, Noreen Parkinson. She is survived by her son, Thomas Parkinson and wife Angela, and her daughter, Trish Reardon and her husband John. She...
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Corinne Vivian Feeley

September 26, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Corinne Vivian Feeley "Cori" announces her passing on Saturday, September 26th at the age of 34. She grew up and attended public schools in Westwood and enjoyed participating in sports. Cori graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, VA with a BA in Criminal Justice and from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) with a BS in...
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Suzanne M. McRae

September 26, 2020

McRAE, Suzanne M. (Gurski), of Westwood, died September 26th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of James A. McRae Jr. for 36 years. Loving sister of Mary Ann Aldrich and her husband Brian of Granby and Thomas Gurski and his wife Donna of Islington. Cherished aunt of Heather Lyons, Jay Aldrich, Thomas Gurski Jr. and Elizabeth Patterson. Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Richard A. Spencer

September 15, 2020

Spencer, Richard A. of Medfield, formerly of Blackstone, Westwood, Walpole and West Bridgewater died September 15th, 2020 at age 93. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Ruth L. Spencer. Father of Warren and his wife Concetta of Plainville, Douglas and his wife Christine of Walpole and Gordon and his wife Caron of Plainville. Grandfather to eight grandchildren: Cassandra, Nicholas,...
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Filomena (Apone) Renzi

June 6, 1922 - September 15, 2020

RENZI, Filomena (Apone), "Flo, Flora, Florence", passed away peacefully at Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on September 15, 2020 at the age of 98. Born in Ogliastro Cilento, Italy on June 6, 1922. She came to the US in 1925 as a child, with her family. She was a talented seamstress, a former realtor, and worked for the VA Hospital before retirement. Filomena is predeceased by her...
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Margaret Scherber

September 14, 2020

Scherber, Margaret "Peg" (Manning), of Dedham, formally of Hyde Park, passed away peacefully at Traditions of Dedham surrounded by family and friends on September 14th at the age of 78. Loving wife of the late Thomas C. Scherber for 50 years. Devoted and loving mother of William M. Scherber and his wife Lisa of Reading, Kelley A. Curley and her husband David of Westwood. She proudly raised her...
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Arthur W. Gearty

September 14, 2020

GEARTY, Arthur W., a kind and humble man of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of George and Annette (Surrette) Gearty, who, along with eight of his siblings, predeceased him. Arthur was the beloved husband of 60 years of Marcia J. (Feeney); the loving and cherished father of Timothy (Lucy) of...
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Charles Stephen Heard, Jr.

June 2, 1936 - September 6, 2020

HEARD, Charles Stephen Jr. "Steve", a longtime resident of Seabrook Island, SC, and New York, New York, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family, on September 6 at the age of 84. Steve, originally from Westwood MA, was born on June 2, 1936, and went on to study at Dedham Country Day School, Milton Academy, Harvard College, graduating cum laude in 1958 and Stanford Law School in 1964. ...
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Paul F. Powers

February 17, 1927 - September 4, 2020

POWERS, Paul F., age 93 years, died peacefully at home in Westwood, Massachusetts on September 4th. Paul was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 17, 1927, son of the late Thomas and Irene (Eldridge) Powers. Raised in West Roxbury, he graduated with the class of 1944 from St. Mary's High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After his...
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Ann LACASSE

September 9, 1924 - August 25, 2020

LACASSE, Ann, passed away at home in Westwood surrounded by her family on August 25 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence E. LaCasse. Ann was born in Woburn, MA on September 9, 1924, the daughter of Grace and Antonio Torrice. Loving mother of Susanne (Chuck Pirello), Kate (Albert Ferrante), Lawrence (Marta), Deborah (Joseph Odachowski), Janet (Paul Babbin), and Mark (Erin.)...
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Catherine P. Mulroy

August 21, 2020

MULROY, Catherine P. "Phyllis" (Devenney), of Norwood, formerly of Westwood and Falmouth, passed away peacefully on August 21 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late John J. Mulroy. Devoted and adored mother of Peter (Helen) of Dedham, Paul (Joyce) and Marijane Graham (Dave) of Norwood, Sheila Lawes (Wayne) of Millis, William (Ginnie) of Bellingham, Thomas (Karen) of Walpole and Patricia....
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Kenneth R. Ford

August 18, 2020

FORD, Kenneth R. of Dedham, formally of Milton, passed away peacefully at home August 18 with family at his side. Survived by wife Patricia, children K. Richard Ford Jr. and wife Kristine of Illinois, Michael and wife Maureen of Medway, Elizabeth and husband Bill of Foxboro, Charles and wife Eileen of Walpole and 7 grandchildren and 6 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Wendell and...
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Albert J. Hurley

July 28, 2020

HURLEY, Albert J., of Westwood, formerly of West Roxbury, died July 28, 2020. Beloved son of the late Josephine (Hughes) Hurley and Albert J. Hurley. Loving brother of Patricia Stapleton and her husband Ronald of Westwood. Uncle of Ronald P. Stapleton and his wife Patricia, the late Joseph E. Stapleton and his wife Teresa, Susan S. Dentino and her husband Thomas and Great Uncle of Terrance, Erica...
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Russell Holmes

June 12, 1939 - July 25, 2020

Russell Holmes was born June 12, 1939 in Bronxville, NY and died in Wellesley, MA on July 25, 2020 at the age of 81. Russell was a graduate of Kent School, Dartmouth College (1961) and Tuck School of Business (1962). He believed in the power and importance of education and he passed that value on to his children. Upon graduation from Tuck, Russell was stationed at Fort Monmouth, Monmouth, New...
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