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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

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. She was raised in Lexington, MA. After graduating from Lexington High School, she graduated from Chandler Secretarial School in Boston. She worked as a legal secretary in Dedham then worked at Record Data in Dedham and...
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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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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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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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Lawrence "Red" LaCasse

August 8, 1925 - July 24, 2020

LaCasse, Lawrence 'Red', passed away peacefully at home on July 24. His life spanned 9 decades and would have celebrated his 95th birthday on August 8. Born in Beachmont, Revere in 1925, Lawrence was the second son of the late Sarah (Griffin) and Raymond LaCasse. He is predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Donald. After his service in the Navy during World War II, Lawrence would become the 3rd...
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Anne W. Soraghan

July 21, 2020

Soraghan, Anne W. (Walsh), of Dover MA, passed away on July 21st, 2020. Beloved wife of John E. Soraghan for 48 years. Loving sister of Ellen Cowger of CA, Margaret Kelly of Galway, Ireland and Michael Walsh of Milton. Anne was also predeceased by Patrick, Dennis, Mary, Theresa, and Stephen. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a graduate of Boston City Hospital...
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Peter E. Foley

July 20, 2020

FOLEY, Peter E. of Weston, MA on July 20 at age 59. Survived by his mother, Jeanne Foley of Dover, MA; brother Jay and his partner Harris Doliner of Nantucket and New York, NY; brother Chip and his wife Mary of New Gloucester, ME; brother Robert of Dover; and brother Tom of Dover, NH. Predeceased by his father, Dr. Joseph Foley. Also survived by many cousins, an aunt and uncle, as well as his...
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Marjorie J. (Shea) Gavin

July 19, 2020

Gavin, Marjorie J. (Shea) of Westwood, formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness. Predeceased by husband William J. as well as brother Edward and Sister Mary. Mother of John (Elaine), William (Lynne), Edward (Lisa) and James (Diane). Grandmother of Katelyn Shaw (Kevin ), James Gavin (Maria), Kevin Gavin (Alison), Daniel Gavin , Michael P. Gavin,...
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Mitchell Lash Adams

July 18, 2020

Mitchell Lash Adams, a devoted and beloved husband, brother, uncle, cousin, son, friend, and philanthropist died at home on Beacon Hill on July 18, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 75 years old. Born in the middle of the American Century, Mitchell lived an American life - traversing an improbable arc from scion of one the Country's oldest and most distinguished political and medical...
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Matthew Dresens

July 14, 2020

DRESENS, Matthew "Opa", age 92, of Westwood, MA passed away peacefully on July 14th in the house he built, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Maastricht, Netherlands, Matt was the second oldest of nine children. He survived a diphtheria epidemic in 1940 and the German occupation during World War II. He enjoyed telling stories of his youth where he would forage for food in local...
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James G. Maguire

July 13, 2020

Maguire, James G., of Canton passed peacefully on July 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Mary Helen with whom he shared 54 wonderful years of marriage. Loving father and father-in-law of Jim and Cari Maguire, Jean Walsh, Kathy and Taylor Gray, Marybeth and Lars Olander, Carolyn and Bob Howard and Mike and Amy Maguire. Dear brother of Pat Hagan (Ed) and...
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Thomas Patrick Leyden

July 11, 2020

Leyden, Thomas Patrick, 82, of Westport, CT and Westwood, MA, died from complications related to a long-term illness on July 11, 2020. Known by many as "Big Red," Tom leaves behind an adoring family, including his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Rita Ann (Nuss), and his children, Margaret Mary (Leyden) Holda, of South Easton, MA, Patricia Marie (Leyden) Paul, of South Grafton, MA, and...
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Philip M. Lyons

July 4, 2020

LYONS, Philip M., of Westwood MA and North Conway NH died July 4th 2020. Son of Mary C. (McQuilliam) Lyons and the late Joseph B. Lyons. Brother of Joseph B. Lyons of West Roxbury MA, Paul H. Lyons of Norwood MA, and William Lyons of Cambridge MA. He was the beloved uncle to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Philip was a Graduate of Westwood High School and the...
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Quinn F. Dyson

July 3, 2020

Dyson, Quinn F., of Westwood, passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2020. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Michelle Dyson of Westwood along with her beloved brothers - Christopher, Robert, and Paul. She is also survived by both sets of grandparents, Edward and Joan Sonier of Norwood formerly of Needham and James and Eileen Dyson of West Roxbury. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles,...
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Roberta Barber "Robin" Jackson

June 29, 2020

Jackson, Roberta Barber "Robin" of Fox Hill Village, Westwood, formerly of Weston, died peacefully June 29, 2020. Beloved wife of Thomas Raymond Jackson for 56 wonderful years and loving mother of Todd Robert Jackson (Caroline) of Andover, MA and Wendy Jackson Robbins (Arden) of Tampa, FL. Robin was a proud grandmother of Julia, Scott and Emily Jackson and Graham and Hadley Robbins. Born on...
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Patricia (Gleason) Sheehan

June 26, 2020

Sheehan, Patricia (Gleason) age 91, of Westwood passed away peacefully on June 26th, 2020 at Benchmark Assisted Living facility, in Norwood. Pat was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Sheehan and up until a year ago, lived in the Town of Westwood for over 60 years. Pat was the devoted mother of three sons, James Sheehan and his wife Susan, Dennis Sheehan and Joseph Sheehan and his wife...
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Pauline "Pommie" Lanata

June 16, 2020

Lanata, Pauline Finn "Pommie" (Dunn), of Westwood, died June 16, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Gregory Finn and the late Robert L. Lanata. Loving mother of Gregory Finn Jr. and his wife Gail of Norwood, Jon Finn and his wife Juli of Whitman, and the late Donna Nagle and her husband Gene of Woburn. Loving step-mother to Robert's children. Doting grandmother to...
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Audrey "Kay" (Kononen) Trewhella

December 25, 1929 - June 13, 2020

Audrey "Kay" (Kononen) Trewhella, 90, loving wife of 50 years of Robert H. "Bob" Trewhella, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Whitney Place in Natick, MA. Born in Detroit, MI on December 25, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Mathew and Hilda (Johnson) Kononen, and sister to the late Richard Kononen. Kay grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, graduating from "Soo" High in 1948, and St. Mary...
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Joan M. Mitchell

June 9, 2020

Mitchell, Joan M. (Millin) of Mashpee, formerly of Medfield, passed away on June 9, 2020. Beloved wife of Charles Mitchell, and the late James E. Armour. Loving mother of James Armour of Medfield, Linda Donahue and her husband Kevin of Norfolk, John Armour and his wife Lee of North Falmouth, and the late Thomas Armour. She is also survived by Charlie's children, Kevin (Cheryl), of South...
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Elinor Donovan Courtney

February 17, 1924 - May 29, 2020

Courtney, Elinor Donovan (Murphy), age 96 of Westwood, MA and formerly of Savannah, GA and Armonk, NY, died peacefully on May 29th. Elinor was the beloved wife of the late Alexander A. Courtney for 20 years and previously of the late Robert G. Donovan for 53 years; daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Murphy; and loving mother of five sons, fourteen grandchildren and eight great...
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Mary N. Brady

May 23, 2020

BRADY, Mary Norris Of Westwood, age 80, died on May 23, 2020 from Parkinson's disease. Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Ross) Norris of Milton. She was the loving wife of 58 years to William W. Brady. She was the sister of Margaret Melgard and her husband Richard of Lake Mary, FL, sister in law of Edward Brady and his wife Carolyn of Dennisport, sister in law of Bette...
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Kevin B. Leahy

May 19, 2020

Leahy, Kevin B., age 64, of Westwood, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died May 19th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Julie A. (Galvin) Leahy for 38 years. Loving father of Sheila Donahue and her husband Matthew of Wrentham, Patrick Leahy of Boston and Alanna Pease and her husband Sam of Medfield. Cherished grandfather of Rose...
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Lemonia (Dodolias) "Lisa" Macropoulos

May 13, 2020

Macropoulos, Lemonia (Dodolias) "Lisa" of Westwood, MA passed away peacefully on May 13, 2020 at Norwood Hospital due to COVID 19 complications. Beloved wife of the late Demetrios "Jimmy" Macropoulos. Devoted and loving mother of Penelope and her husband, James Stauffer of Westwood MA, and of her late son, John Macropoulos. Proud member of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Loving...
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Rachel Ann (Keech) Farley

June 25, 1921 - May 12, 2020

Farley, Rachel Ann (Keech), 98 years, of Weymouth, formally of Westwood and Stoughton, passed away on May 12, 2020. Rachel was born on June 25, 1921 and raised in Aquasco in southern Maryland, the daughter of the late Thomas Martin Keech and Mary Louise Keech. She was predeceased by her aunt, Lillian Montgomery as well as her brother, Thomas M. Keech. She is survived by her nephew, Thomas...
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Donna Saul

May 11, 2020

Saul, Donna, 64, of Worcester, formally of Westwood, MA died Monday May 11, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester of complications from the Corona Virus. She was the daughter of the late Mary & Henry Saul of Westwood, MA. She was a graduate of Westwood High School where she sang in the Jazz band and was also a cheerleader. She was a student at Mass Bay Community College in...
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Hannah Elizabeth McClark

May 7, 2020

McClark, Hannah Elizabeth of Walpole, Massachusetts (and formerly Westwood, Massachusetts) passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was 15 years old. Hannah is the daughter of Elizabeth Homiller McClark and her companion Kim King, both of Walpole and Terrence Lee McClark of Providence, Rhode Island. Hannah is survived by her younger brother Nathan Lee McClark. She is also survived...
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Marie (Ferrick) Callanan

May 4, 2020

Callanan, Marie (Ferrick), of Norwood, formerly of West Roxbury and Mission Hill, died May 4th 2020. Beloved wife of the late John W. Callanan for 68 years. Loving mother of Gail Sebet and her husband Bill of Westwood, Lynne Greeley and her husband Kevin of Norwood and the late John W. "Jace" Callanan Jr. and Richard "Cal" Callanan. Mother-in-Law of Joan Callanan of Franklin and Paula Callanan of...
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Kenneth A. Rago

May 3, 2020

Rago, Kenneth A, "Ken," age 85 of Pocasset and formerly of Westwood and Medford, Massachusetts, passed away after being compromised with several health issues, ultimately contracting COVID-19. Beloved husband of Margaret "Peg" Rago (Larner) for 56 years; son to the late John and Margaret Rago; and loving father to Donna Fahey and husband Michael of Milton, GA; Michele Mandel and husband Mark of...
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Solomina Cardelli

March 7, 1925 - May 1, 2020

CARDELLI, SOLOMINA (Cibotti) of Westwood, entered into Heaven May 1, 2020, at the age of 95. Devoted wife of Giovanni "John" Cardelli. Beloved "Mamma" of Marie Pheeny and her husband Stephen, and Anna Federico together with Anthony Cavossa, Jr. Devoted "Mimi" to Jonathan, Nicole and her husband Steven, Joseph and his wife Flavia, and Cristina and her husband Jason. Lovingly devoted "Nonna Mimi"...
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William M. O'Brien

April 24, 2020

O'Brien, William M. "Bill", of Foxborough, formerly of Westwood, MA, and Pompano Beach, FL, died April 24th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Margaret M. (Maguire) O'Brien for 59 years. Loving father of Marina O'Brien of Foxborough, Bryan O'Brien and his fiancée Stephanie Giannaros of Weymouth, John O'Brien and his wife Kristen of Mansfield, Una Lawrence and her...
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Eileen Ann (O'Rourke) Antonellis

April 24, 2020

Antonellis, Eileen Ann (O'Rourke), of Brighton (Westwood), passed away on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at CareOne Healthcare in Lexington after complications of a lengthy illness. She was 78. The daughter of the late Edward and Accilia (Millette) O'Rourke, she was born and raised in New Bedford. Eileen received a bachelor's degree in nursing and worked at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital for many years...
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Mary Smith

April 20, 2020

Smith, Mary Enes (Zanni), of Fox Hill Village Westwood, MA, formerly of Dedham MA, died April 20th, 2020 on her 96th birthday. She was the beloved 5th daughter of the late Luigi and Maria Zanni , beloved wife of the late Paul E. Smith, loving mother of Paul E. Smith Jr of Sahuarita, Arizona, Paula J. (Smith) Reid and James M. Reid of Waterford, Connecticut and Elaine C. (Smith) Keene and Russell...
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John Joseph Mullins

April 20, 2020

MULLINS – John Joseph Mullins, died April 20th, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Erica Mullins for 58 years. Loving father of Anne Mullins and her husband Ernest Hadley of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and Jennifer Brazenall of Northampton. Devoted grandfather of Deirdre, Elizabeth, Jasmine, Renee, Luke and Mairead and great-grandfather of Lucy and Theodora. A small burial will be held on Thursday...
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Alfred Joseph Lapan

April 19, 2020

LAPAN, Alfred Joseph, of Westwood, formerly of Easthampton, died April 19, 2020 in his 95th year of life. Beloved husband of Pearl M. (Flechsig) Lapan (deceased 6/13/2013) for 74 years. Loving father of Patricia Carbone (deceased 3/3/2018) (V Vincent), Richard Lapan (Sharon Loehr), Eileen Saliba (Wahib), Barbara Woodbury (Joseph), Michael Lapan (Christyne Scholpp), Susan Romiti (Richard) and...
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Marion E. Feeney

April 19, 2020

Feeney, Marion E., 84, of Walpole, formerly of Westwood, died peacefully at the Norwood Hospital, after contracting COVID 19. Beloved sister of Brother Paul J. Feeney CFX of St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA, devoted daughter of the late John F. and Gertrude M. (Sheehan) Feeney. She leaves many dear cousins and countless friends, especially cousin Mary Keane and dear friend Ann O'Malley,...
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Mary Henderson

April 13, 2020

Mary Henderson, 63 years young, of Norwood, MA formerly of Westwood, MA, passed peacefully April 13, 2020 in Norwood Hospital, her place of birth. Daughter of the late Neil Henderson and Claire Keating Henderson of Westwood. Survived by her big sisters Claire Henderson of Avon, CT. and Katharine Hines of Norwell MA., her big brothers Richard Henderson and Robert Henderson both of Westwood and...
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John C. Ahern

April 12, 2020

Ahern, John C., age 96, of Walpole (formerly of West Roxbury), passed away on Easter Sunday. Loving husband of 70 years to Maureen (Carter). Devoted father of Patty (Joe) of Needham, Bette (Louie) of Dallas TX, Janet (Tom) of Westwood and fun-loving grandfather of Mike, Tim, Kara, and Mark Stefaniak, Elizabeth (Ryan), Jake, and Nicole Canelakes, and Brianne, Steven, and John O'Leary. He was a U.S...
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Alexander A. Courtney

October 8, 1924 - April 11, 2020

Alexander A. Courtney, 95, passed away on April 11, 2020 at his home in Westwood, MA, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 8, 1924 in Dorchester, MA to Alexander and Florence Courtney. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1942, and enlisted in the Army during World War II where he received a commission and served as an intelligence officer. Following the war, he attended Harvard...
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William P. Reynolds

April 10, 2020

William P Reynolds, 95, of Westwood, Ma. Canton High, MIT, WWII Navy Pilot, Husband, Father, Civil Engineer, Contractor, Banker, Horseman, Grandfather, Great Grandfather In the waning hours of April 10, 2020, Bill left this life to join his wife Ella and sons, Ben (d. 1977), Paul (d.1952) and Peter, as well as his brother Charles, sister Mary and so many friends and family who went...
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Walter J. Walsh, Jr.

April 8, 2020

Walsh, Walter J. Jr., of Westwood, formerly of Roslindale, died peacefully at home on April 8th, 2020. Beloved father of Charlotte N. Walsh of Westwood. Former husband of Diane Walsh (Dunn) of Plymouth. Cherished son of the late Walter J. and Sarah M. (Vaughn) Walsh. Loving brother of Mary Schofield and her husband Charles of Medway, Regina Sullivan and her husband Bernard of Medfield, Anne Otis...
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Marjorie L. "Marge" (Haley) Mathys

April 5, 2020

Mathys, Marjorie L. "Marge" (Haley), of Westwood, MA died peacefully April 5th, 2020. Beloved wife of Charles "Charlie" Mathys for 64 years. Loving mother of Julie Robartes (Jay) of Medfield, MA, Charles Mathys (Susan) of Scottsdale, AZ and Stephen Mathys (Nancy) of Newton, MA who predeceased her. Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Erin, Andrew and Hayley Robartes and Laura (Daniel Jones), Amy and...
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Kathleen M. "Kay" (Murphy) Gallagher

April 1, 2020

Gallagher, Kathleen M. "Kay" (Murphy) in Norwood (formerly of Westwood), died Wednesday April 1 from complications of Covid-19 at age 98. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Gallagher. Loving mother of Mark and his wife Paula of Winchester, Mary Schock and her husband Peter of Chatham and Norwood, Kathleen Burns of Stafford, VA, Robert of Jamestown, RI and Joseph, Jr. and his wife Mimi of...
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Donna P. Dion-Nicol

March 31, 2020

Dion-Nicol, Donna P. (Dion), of Westwood, died March 31st, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of John T. Nicol Jr. Loving mother of Jessica Nicol of Westwood and cherished dog Angus. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Elaine (Parsons) Dion. Loving sister of Karyn and Christine Dion of Whitman, Elise Arrigo and her husband Glenn of FL, Robert Dion Jr. of FL, David Dion of VT,...
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Anne M. Chikowski

March 28, 2020

Chikowski, Anne M. (DiGiacomandrea), of Norwood, formerly of Roslindale, died March 28th, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. Chikowski. Loving mother of Janice Gottschalk and her husband John of Norwood, Diane and her husband John Corley of Cary, North Carolina, Frank Chikowski of Roslindale, and Robert Chikowski and his wife Lauren of Braintree. Cherished grandmother of Leanne Vargas,...
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Mary A. Leahy

March 23, 2020

Leahy, Mary A. (Gallagher) of Westwood, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, died March 23rd, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Leahy. Loving mother of Michael Leahy of Westwood and his wife Ann of Holliston, Kevin Leahy and his wife Julie of Westwood and Brian Leahy and his wife Diane of Westwood. Cherished grandmother of Emily, Robert and Brendan...
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