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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

Marie R. Smith

May 23, 2022

Marie R. Smith of Norwood, formerly of Westwood, passed away peacefully on May 23rd at Benchmark Assisted Living facility in Norwood at the age of 90. Marie was the devoted mother of her cherished son, Tom, who passed away in 1991. Marie was a longtime Teacher at Boston Latin School until her retirement. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Denis Church, 157 Washington St....
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Rose-Marie Wallace

May 20, 2022

Wallace, Rose-Marie age 89, of Mansfield, MA formerly of Westwood, MA passed peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022. She was the beloved wife of George Wallace to whom she was married for nearly 68 years. Mother of Stephen and his wife Karen of Mansfield, Robert and his wife Trudy of Norwood, George and his wife Linda of Mansfield, and Mark and his partner Barbara Frangie of Norwood. Rose was the...
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Lorraine Kippenberger

May 20, 2022

KIPPENBERGER, Lorraine Marie (Symes) of Medfield, MA formerly of Westwood, MA died peacefully on May 20, 2022 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Beloved wife of the late John Francis, Jr. Adored mother of Roberta and her husband Jay Sanphy, Sr. of Norton, MA; Jan Frances and her late husband Alan Gadde of Lakeville, MA; John Kippenberger, III and his wife Josette of Larimer, PA; Richard...
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Robert E. Moore

May 18, 2022

Moore, Robert E "Bob" of Boston, MA, formerly Westwood, MA, Millis, MA, and Milton, MA and summer resident of Shapleigh, ME passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was the devoted husband of his beloved late wife Elizabeth Moore (Manning) and loving father to Alice E. Moore and her husband James Connors of Boston; Robert E. Moore, Jr. and his wife Susan of...
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Madeline L. Gregory

May 16, 2022

Madeline L. Gregory, of Westwood, MA died May 16th, 2022. Madeline was often referred to as "Mad." In fact, no nickname was further from her nature. She greeted everyone with warmth and genuine caring. Her openness towards others is noted by those that knew her well or had only met her once; she made people comfortable. Her life was devoted to selflessly showering her grace and love on...
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Edward M. Cataldo

May 6, 2022

Edward M. Cataldo formerly of Westwood, MA and New Hampton, NH died May 6th, 2022 in Brooksville, Florida. He was the husband of the late Margaret A. (Taylor) Cataldo and the loving father of Sharon and her husband Rick Ingemi, Diane and her husband Jim Grigaitis and Dorothy and her husband Steve Wyatt. He is survived by his brother Paul A. Cataldo of Florida, and by his sisters Doris R. Cataldo...
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Louis A. GEMBA

May 4, 2022

GEMBA, Louis A., age 93, of Norwood, MA died Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Retired from Lahey Clinic and honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp he was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Ronzio) Gemba. Loving husband to the late Antoinette (Campenella) Gemba. He was predeceased by a son, Louis Gemba, sisters, Josephine Hensby, Margaret Carnivale, and brother Robert Gemba. He is survived by a...
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Eleanor H. Crittenden

May 1, 2022

Eleanor H. Crittenden peacefully passed away on May 1st, 2022, in Norwood, MA at the age of 82 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry Crittenden. Ellie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and after attending Tufts University she raised her children in Westwood, MA. Ellie leaves behind her loving children: Daniel & Maureen Romaine...
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Despina Tess (Coste) Angelus

April 28, 2022

ANGELUS, Despina Tess (Coste), of Medfield, MA, formerly of Westwood, MA and Palm Beach, FL died April 28th, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Harry M. Angelus for 61 years. Loving mother of Helayne Angelus and her husband Michael Friedman of Dana Point, CA, Michael Angelus and his wife Andrea Cole of Norwood and Luke Angelus and his wife Darah of Medfield....
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James Morgan Sullivan

April 24, 2022

Sullivan, James Morgan, in his 93rd year, of Westwood, MA died peacefully with his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Helen E. "Beth" (Connaughton) Sullivan for 54 Years. Loving dad to Susan and her husband Dr. Paul Ernsting of Dover, NH, James B. Monaghan of Needham, MA and Gregory J. Monaghan and his wife Monica of Riverview, FL. Proud "Grampa" of Michael and Kathleen Ernsting and...
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Barbara J. (Stathe) VOUNATSOS

April 22, 2022

VOUNATSOS, Barbara J. (Stathe), of Dover MA, died April 22nd 2022. Barbara grew up in Dedham, MA and attended Dedham High School. She was the beloved wife of the late George Vounatsos. Loving mother of John of Dover, Michael and his wife Jeanene of Norfolk and Diane Woodman and her husband Charles of Medway. Cherished grandmother of Nickolas Vounatsos and Charles Woodman Jr. Sister of the late...
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Nancy A. Alfieri

April 16, 2022

ALFIERI, Nancy A. (Mendolia), of Milton, MA formerly of Roslindale, MA and Dennis, MA died April 16th 2022. Beloved wife of the late John C. Alfieri. Loving mother of John and Maureen Alfieri of Medfield, Nancy Alfieri and Jim Mattia of Sedona AZ, Fran Alfieri of Wilmington, VT, Joe Alfieri and Candace Colbert of Dedham, Paul Alfieri of South Easton, MA and the late James /Arjuna Alfieri and his...
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Audrey Anne Holland

August 9, 1933 - April 13, 2022

Audrey Anne Holland, of Walpole, Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday April 13 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro MA. Audrey was born in Worcester, MA on August 9, 1933 to the late Sylva Beaudoin and Frances Beaudoin of Worcester, MA. She leaves her very loving sons, Jeffrey F. Holland of Reno. Nevada, and Mark D. Holland of Walpole, MA. Audrey was a very loving and kind mother, had many...
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Carol M Callahan

August 24, 1922 - April 12, 2022

Carol M. Callahan of Westwood, MA passed away peacefully on April 12, 2022, at the age of 99. The daughter of the late Clarence and Clara (Lewis) Peterson of Menasha, WI, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1944 with a certification in physical therapy and enlisted in the US Army during WWII, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Carol lived life to the fullest – dedicating...
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Virginia Griffin

April 5, 2022

GRIFFIN, Virginia A. "Ginny" (Peters) of Westwood, MA died on April 5, 2022 after a brief illness. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel F. Griffin Jr. She was the loving mother of Daniel and his wife Madeline of Westwood, James of Canton, Suzanne of Westwood, Michael and his wife Andrea of Dedham, and the late William. Loving "Nana" of Sharon, Thomas, Lauren, William, James, Nicholas, and Owen....
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June White Clay

April 4, 2022

Clay, June White, of Westwood, MA and Mattapoisett, MA, and previously from Acushnet, MA, passed away peacefully on April 4th, surrounded by family. She was 93 years old. Born in New Bedford, she was the second child born to the late Raymond A. and Erma (Morse) White. She was the last surviving member of a large family of seven, including one sister and five brothers. She loved her childhood,...
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Patricia (DUNN) GRIFFIN

April 4, 2022

GRIFFIN, Patricia (DUNN), age 68, of Westwood MA, passed away on Monday April 4, 2022 as a result of complications from a sudden and unexpected stroke. She was surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in Boston, Massachusetts to John and Mary Dunn (KELLEY) on October 29, 1953. She grew up in Westwood, attended Ursuline Academy, and received her degree from Katherine Gibbs College in...
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Gregory Romaine

April 2, 2022

Gregory M. Romaine, 79, of Falmouth, MA formerly of Westwood, MA died at home April 2, after a three year struggle with cancer. He was the husband of Carole (Begley) Romaine with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. In addition to his wife he leaves his three children and spouses Denise and David Noyes of Plymouth, Christopher and Pamela Romaine of Norton and Mark and Courtenay Romaine of...
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Salvatore Peter Giambanco

October 15, 1937 - March 21, 2022

Salvatore Peter Giambanco, of Norwood, MA formerly of Westwood, MA, was born on 10/15/37 and passed on 3/21/22 surrounded by his loving family. Peter married Janice Jennette on May 23,1964 in St. Mary's Church in Dedham. Together, they raised six much loved children – Peter II, Mark (Kelley), Marie Ryan (Jake), Gregg (Deb), Juli, and Jan Morrell (Kenny). He leaves his adored grandchildren...
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Sandra (Barsh) Simoni

March 20, 2022

Simoni, Sandra (Barsh) passed away on March 20, 2022, at the age of 70. She was the daughter of Bernat Barsh, a World War II veteran, and Anna (Stephenson) Barsh. Sandra was raised in East Hartford, Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. After marrying in 1982, she settled with her surviving husband, Neil Simoni, in Medfield,...
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Elizabeth Gallagher

March 9, 2022

GALLAGHER, Elizabeth A. "Betty" (MAUS), of Lakeville, MA and Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Westwood, MA, passed away peacefully at her FL home, on March 9, 2022, with family at her side. 96 ½ years young, she was born in Westwood (Islington) and continued to live and raise her family there with Francis "Frank", her beloved husband of 61 years, until their retirement. Devoted mother to 8 children:...
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Jane F. Walsh

March 4, 2022

WALSH, Jane F., of Westwood, MA, formerly of Brookline, MA died at home March 4th, 2022 surrounded by her large and loving family. Predeceased by her husband William J. Walsh Jr. Loving Mother of Susan Toolin (Bob) of Burlington, VT, Deborah Farrell (Paul) of Foxboro, Lynne McGeary (Jim) of Foxboro, Diane Gavin (Jim) of Westwood and Bill Walsh (Shana) of Raymond, NH. Cherished "Grammy Jane-Jane"...
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Claire A. (Fougere) Lundberg

February 27, 2022

Claire A. (Fougere) Lundberg, of Westwood, Massachusetts, died February 27, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Carl E. Lundberg. Loving mother of Linda, Wayne, Kenny, and Kim. Cherished grandmother of Terry and Meghan, Chad and Amanda, Matthew and Sheila, Jessica and Travis, Anisia and Alex, Georgia, Colden, Emma, and Leah. Cherished great-grandmother of Olivia, Rose, Lily, and Amelia. Sister of the...
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Jim Worth

February 22, 2022

Jim Worth, age 60, died peacefully in his Canton, MA (formerly of Westwood, MA) home on February 22nd, 2022. Jim traveled the world but he remained a New Englander through and through. Except when it came to his professional sports teams. He rooted for the Yankees, Knicks, The Rangers and, believe it or not, the Jets. He was raised in Westport, Conn., and went to Staples High, where...
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Frances M. (Cooney) SAVIOLI

February 20, 2022

SAVIOLI, Frances M. (Cooney) of Mashpee, MA, passed away peacefully on February 20,2022. Nothing was more important to Fran than her family, faith & friends. Frances was born in Jamaica Plain as the daughter of late William P. Cooney and the late Ida M. (Green) Cooney. Beloved wife of the late Cosmo A. Savioli. Devoted mother to Ronald Savioli (Naples, FL) with whom she spent countless hours...
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Randall Fay

February 14, 2022

Randall Fay, age 76, of Westwood, MA, passed away on February 14 at Bridges by Epoch at Westwood. He graduated from Westwood High School and Western Kentucky University, He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie and Richard Fay. He is survived by his loving sister Lauren Veranth and her husband Joe. Randy loved gardening and cooking. A grateful thank you to the caregivers at Care One,...
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Dorothy M. Meehan

February 6, 2022

MEEHAN, Dorothy M. (Kelly), of Hopkinton, MA, formerly of Franklin, MA died suddenly February 6th, 2022. Beloved wife of the late John Meehan. Loving mother of Mark Hawisher, Marcia Howarth, Marian Hawisher and James J. Hawisher. Cherished grandmother of Heidi Howarth and Hillary Howarth and great grandmother of Madison. Sister of the late John Kelly Also survived by many loving nieces and...
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Lillian E. CONWAY

January 22, 2022

CONWAY, Lillian E. (Raila), of Franklin, MA, longtime resident of Westwood, MA, died January 22, 2022. Lillian was granted her well-deserved rest after many long years of illness. Beloved wife of William G. Conway. They recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. Loving mother of Rosemary E. Conway of Medway and William J. Conway of Boston, and their spouses William M. Goodwin and Patricia J....
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Jennie Cassano

January 20, 2022

Jennie (Ricci) Cassano, of Stoughton, MA, longtime resident of Westwood, MA, died peacefully on January 20, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. At nearly 103 years of age, Jennie was reunited with her loving husband, the late Charles Cassano. Cherished mother of Elena Pierce of South Easton, MA, and Charles Cassano of Roslindale, MA and their spouses John Pierce (deceased) and Kelly Cassano....
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Mary E. CAVANAUGH

January 17, 2022

CAVANAUGH, Mary E. (Donovan), of Shrewsbury, MA formerly of Westwood, MA died January 17th surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John Warren Cavanaugh. Loving mother of Maribeth Cavanaugh Ford of Shrewsbury, MA, Mark Cavanaugh and his wife Pamela of Bedford, NH, John Warren Cavanaugh, Jr. and his wife Carol of Shrewsbury, MA, Jane Cavanaugh Smith and her husband Christopher of...
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Veronica T. (Naczas) FAFARA

January 7, 2022

FAFARA, Veronica T. (Naczas), of Westwood, MA, died January 7th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Veronica was the daughter of the late Michael and Sophie Naczas. Beloved wife of the late William J. Fafara. Loving mother of Michael, the late William T., Laurie, Daniel, and Janet. Sister of the late Nellie Sopp, Mary Naczas, Emily Naczas, and Stanley Naczas. Also survived by nine...
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Beverlyann Mazzarella

January 27, 1936 - January 4, 2022

Beverlyann Mazzarella of Westwood, MA died on January 4, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family and staff of Revolution Charlwell in Norwood, MA. She was born on January 27,1936, the daughter of Rose Brienza of Roxbury MA. She was born and raised in Roxbury, with a fierce loyalty to Roxbury and her Roxbury girls. Married to John Francis Mazzarella, Jr., for 32 years until his passing in 1990,...
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Mitchell J. Bain

January 1, 2022

Mitchell J. Bain of Westwood, MA passed away on January 1, 2022 at the age of 63. Beloved father of Michelle (Bain) Norling and husband Nick of Hanover; Andrea Bain of Plymouth and the late Mitchell H Bain. Grandfather of Jacob Davison and Vivian Norling. Son of the late Charles and Lucille (Magner) Bain. Brother of Chris Bain and Jon Bain. Survived by many other loving family members and friends...
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Laura DiCenso

December 29, 2021

Laura DiCenso, 48, of Westwood, MA passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2021 surrounded by family and friends after a long illness. Laura leaves behind her husband, Kevin Chase and their young twin boys, Bryson, and Brayden Chase of Westwood. Her father, Feliciano "Phil" DiCenso, and her mother, Michelina "Mickey" DiCenso (Pennacchio) both of Westwood. She is also survived by her brother,...
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Charles E. Duffy

December 29, 2021

DUFFY, CHARLES E of Westwood, MA passed away on December 29th at the age of 78. A resident of Westwood for nearly five decades, Charlie is survived by his wife of 52 years Jane Cragan Duffy, his daughter Lynn (and David) Berkley of Needham and his sons Rob (and Stacie) Duffy of Potomac, Maryland and Ted (and Emily) Duffy of London, England and their children Tom, Maggie, Brynn, Jack, Charlie,...
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Mary Dew

March 15, 1936 - December 28, 2021

"Jill" Mary Irene (Gelinas) Dew died December 28, 2021 in Medfield, Massachusetts, after a long illness. She was born March 15,1936, the fourth and final child of Wilfred Gelinas and Irene (Bruya) Gelinas. Jill is survived by her three children, Sarah Jean (Dew) Beaulieu and Brian; Jennifer Lea (Dew) Young and David; and Gary Francis Dew; and by her grandchildren Deanne, Ryan, Georgia, Alyssa,...
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Janice R. "Mimi" D'ANDREA

December 28, 2021

D'ANDREA, Janice R. "Mimi", Age 91 of Walpole, MA, formerly of Westwood, MA, passed away peacefully at her home in Walpole, on December 28, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert B. D'Andrea of Westwood and loving mother of Richard and her Daughter- in- Law Barbara of Walpole and her Grandsons Matthew D'Andrea of Walpole and Gregory D'Andrea and his wife Jacquelyn (Burbank) D'Andrea...
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Joseph C Devine , Jr.

December 16, 2021

Joseph C Devine Jr, 75, of Dover, MA, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital on December 16th. Born in Boston February 5, 1946, to Helen (McCurdy) and Joseph C Devine, he was a lifelong resident of Dover. After graduating from Dover-Sherborn High School, Class of '65, Joe took courses at Boston Architectural Center. During the Vietnam War, Joe enlisted in the Army, served...
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James M. Doherty, Sr.

December 16, 2021

Doherty, James Michael Sr., of Westwood, MA, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died December 16, 2021. Beloved husband of Bridget (McGonigle) Doherty for 62 years. Loving father of Robert Doherty and wife Linda of North Dighton, MA, Catherine Reynolds of Dedham, MA and James Doherty Jr. and Wife Sandra of Westwood, MA. Cherished grandfather of Brian Reynolds, Megan Reynolds McLaughlin, Andrew Reynolds,...
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Esther A. Doyle

December 16, 2021

DOYLE, Esther A. (Halligan), of Westwood, MA, formerly of Watertown, MA, died December 16th, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late James S. Doyle of 43 years. Loving mother of John "Jay" Doyle and his wife Kathy of Millis and Maureen Preskenis and her husband Steven of Westwood. Adored Grandmother of Malachy, Mallory, Julia, Ava and Luke. She was the sister of...
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Virginia M. (Robinson) O'LEARY

December 15, 2021

O'LEARY, Virginia M. (Robinson), of Westwood, MA, formerly of Roslindale, MA died December 15th, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Paul J. O'Leary. Loving mother of Kathleen Georgette and her husband Roger of Melrose, Paul J. O'Leary Jr. and his wife Margaret of Yarmouth, Helen Eunson and her husband Francis of Plainfield, CT and Thomas F. O'Leary and his wife Janet of Westwood. Also survived by 10...
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Rose FERREIRA

December 13, 2021

FERREIRA, Rose P. (Pardo), of Norwood, MA, formerly of Westwood, MA, died December 13th, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Carlos J. Ferreira. Loving sister of the late Josephine C. Foti, Joseph Pardo, Margaret Felos, Sal Pardo, Grace Bilotta and Adolph Pardo. Also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler...
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Ruth Brennan

December 7, 2021

Ruth (Connington) Brennan of Westwood, age 99, December 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late George J. Brennan Jr. Loving mother of Catherine Judith and John Barry of Marshfield, George and Susan Brennan of Estero, FL; Denise and Richard Coyle of Medway, Janice and William Oliver of Braintree, Patricia and Roger Poulin of West Roxbury and Susan and Robert McIntyre of Westwood. Devoted sister of the...
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Mary Regina (Moran) Langley

June 30, 1932 - December 4, 2021

Mary Regina (Moran) Langley, of Norwood, MA, died on December 4, 2021 after a brave and strong battle with Alzheimer's. Mary was born in Boston Massachusetts to Annie O'Connor Moran and Luke Moran on June 30 1932 Mary graduated from St Mary's High School in 1950. Mary married Elmer A. Langley in 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mary was a strong woman, devoted wife and caring mother. Mary...
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Leona Claire Briggs

December 3, 2021

Leona Claire (Smith) (Britton) Briggs, of Fox Hill Village, Westwood, MA formerly of Needham, MA and Framingham, MA died December 3, 2021. Loving mother of Lisa Hedrick and her husband Steven of Holliston, MA and Maribeth Breen and her husband Jack of CT, Roben Selditz and her husband David of ME, Leon R Briggs, III of FL, Lance Briggs, MD and his wife Cindy of NC, and Rebecca Chafel, DVM of IL,...
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James E. Earley

November 30, 2021

James E. Earley, of Westwood, MA, passed away on November 30. Beloved husband of Marion L. Earley and treasured father of Matthew R. Earley (and his wife Elizabeth) of Wellesley, Michael J. Earley of No. Falmouth, Brooke E. Asnis (and her husband Peter) of Wellesley and Daniel A. Earley of Westwood. Loving grandfather of Jane and Thomas Earley, William and Caroline Earley, Owen, Sydney and Catie...
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Eugene Cummings

November 25, 2021

CUMMINGS, Eugene G., "Gene", of Westwood, MA, formerly of West Roxbury, MA, died Nov. 25th 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Sheila G. (Langdon) Cummings for 59 years. Loving father of Michael and his partner Michelle Beckwith DiSalvio, Paul and wife Jeeraporn Poksupthong, Marilyn and her husband Dennis Cummings, Brian and his partner Anthony Shannon, Diane and her husband...
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M. Jane Barry

November 21, 2021

M. Jane Barry, of Westwood, formerly of Newton, Needham and New London, NH, died peacefully on November 21st, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Jane was the beloved wife of the late Henry "Hank" Barry for 65 years and from this blessed union came Jane's greatest pride, the family she and Hank shared: Maureen Celli and her husband Daniel of Simsbury, CT and Cornelius, NC; Edward Barry and...
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Delta P. FRANCIOSO

November 20, 2021

FRANCIOSO, Delta P. (Mella), of Westwood, MA, died Nov. 20th, 2021, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late John P. Francioso. Loving and devoted mother of Bianca Terrenzi, Manuel E. Guerrero, Jasmine Guerrero, and Mary Chris Francioso. Cherished and proud grandmother of Alexander Terrenzi and his wife Amanda (Marschilok), Amadeus Guerrero and Cassandra Gargas. Sister of Dr. Enrique...
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Patrick J. Cavanaugh

November 17, 2021

Patrick J. Cavanaugh, age 89, of Westwood MA, died November 17th, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Anne Frances (Kennedy) Cavanaugh. Loving father of Joe Cavanaugh and his wife Lorraine of Medfield. Brother of the late Rev. Michael Cavanaugh and Barney Cavanaugh. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends...
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Bridie T. Clancy

November 11, 2021

Bridie T. (Lydon) Clancy, of Norwood MA, formerly of Westwood MA and born in County Galway, Ireland, died November 11th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife for 48 years to the late Lawrence Clancy. Loving mother of Karen Barron and her husband Robert of Norwood, Christine Butler and her husband Scott of Quincy, Maureen Derle of Norwood and her fiancé Lawrence Anderson of Boston...
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Louis Sicard

October 23, 2021

Louis Eugene Robert Sicard, of Westwood, died at the age of 96, peacefully at home, in the company of loved ones on October 23, 2021. Louis was born on December 12, 1924, in Migné-Auxances, Vienne, France, to Joseph Euclid Sicard of Biddeford, Maine, and Marie Radigonde Perrault, of Migné, the second of three sons. He treasured the childhood he spent with his brothers Joseph Euclid and Paul...
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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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