James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

Friends, Neighbors, Community...

As established members of the hometown community, we understand the security of dealing with people that you know you can trust. We have built our reputation on trust.

Over the years, our commitment has been to provide you, your friends and neighbors with sound advice and personal service at times that can be emotionally difficult. Many families first learn to know us when they attend a loved one's funeral. Later, they call us when they are in a time of personal need. They know from experience that they can count on us to be there...as reliable as a community landmark. This is why we have done what we have done.

Recently you may have seen in the Walpole Times a notice that the funeral home property and the property next door were sold to the 40 Common Street Realty Trust and the 48 Common Street Realty Trust. This is our commitment to the Town of Walpole. The property has been secured by the Delaney Family for another generation. There are no silent partners or hidden corporations, just the same people you have known all along. James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home is investing in the future. We are here to stay.

James F. Delaney


Our Obituaries

Robert E. "Bob" Michel

January 13, 1936 - February 17, 2018

Robert E. "Bob" Michel, age 82, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home on Saturday, February 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Dover on January 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Philip and Edyth (Forsythe) Michel. Bob married his loving wife, Vivian M. Cyr, on December 7, 1957 in Saint Mary's Church in East Walpole. A year later the young couple made...
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Mary M. Crehan

October 26, 1934 - February 17, 2018

Mary M. (Sheehan) Crehan, age 83, passed away peacefully in her Norfolk, Massachusetts home on Saturday, February 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 26, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (O'Sullivan) Sheehan. She was raised in the Mission Hill area of Boston and graduated from Mission High School with the Class of 1952. ...
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Giovannina "Jennie" Arcaro

June 24, 1920 - February 15, 2018

Giovannina "Jennie" (Sanfelice) Arcaro, age 97, passed away peacefully in the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Viggiano, Italy on June 24, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Antoinetta (Diciero) Sanfelice. She was raised and educated in Italy, where from a young age, she learned to sew...
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Dorothy M. Sutherland

April 4, 1923 - February 14, 2018

Dorothy M. Sutherland, age 94, passed away peacefully in the Mount Saint Rita Health Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Mary J.M. (Sheehan) Richardson. She was raised in Norwood, Massachusetts and graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1941. Dorothy...
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Carol Ann Oram

December 30, 1940 - February 9, 2018

Carol Ann (Cappellotti) Oram, age 77, passed away peacefully in the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Wanda (Newyano) Cappellotti. She was raised in West Roxbury and graduated from West Roxbury High School...
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Paul Raymond Bovaird

November 19, 1945 - February 9, 2018

Paul Raymond Bovaird, age 72, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home on Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 19, 1945, he was the son of the late Gordon Bovaird and Cecelia (Nadeau) Hinman. He was raised in the Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill areas of Boston and graduated from Boston English High School with the...
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Martha C. Lescault

April 26, 1919 - February 2, 2018

Martha C. (Walsh) Lescault, age 98, passed away peacefully in her East Walpole, Massachusetts home on Friday, February 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in her family's Walk Hill Street home in Mattapan on April 26, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Julia Frances (Price) Walsh. Martha lost both her parents as a young girl and was taken in and cared for by her...
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Shirley Josephine Richardson

August 19, 1926 - January 30, 2018

Shirley Josephine (Haskins) Richardson, age 91, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born in Charlemont, Massachusetts on August 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Agnes (Dumas) Haskins. She was raised and educated in upstate New York. Shirley married her beloved husband, Bernard J. Richardson, on June 8, 1946 and they initially made their home...
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Elizabeth J Delaney

January 29, 2018

Elizabeth J. "Beth" Delaney, age 77, passed away in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham, Massachusetts on Monday, January 29, 2018. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts in 1940, she was the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Catherine E. (Shea) Delaney. As a lifelong resident of Walpole, she graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1958. Beth continued her education at Bridgewater State...
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Joseph Eugene Chitvanni

October 12, 1943 - January 29, 2018

Joseph Eugene Chitvanni, "Joe Cigars" age 74, passed away peacefully in the Newton Wellesley Hospital on Monday, January 29, 2018. Born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts on October 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Eugene J. Chitvanni and Nicholette (Carbone) Baltadonis. He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and as a standout athlete, he played both basketball and baseball at Walpole High School...
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William F. Fitzgibbons

August 29, 1936 - January 27, 2018

William F. Fitzgibbons, age 81, passed away in his East Walpole, Massachusetts home on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on August 29, 1936, he was the son of the late William and Marjorie (Gifford) Fitzgibbons. He was raised in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1954. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly...
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Frances Estelle Hall

October 12, 1925 - January 25, 2018

Frances Estelle Hall, age 91, passed away in Wingate at Sharon on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on October 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances E. (Trask) Hall. She spent her early years in Dorchester, before settling with her family in Sharon, Massachusetts. She received her education from the Sharon Public Schools and graduated from...
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Carol L. Jacobsen

August 26, 1940 - January 23, 2018

Carol L. (Wilson) Jacobsen, age 77, passed away peacefully in Wingate at Weston on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Born in Dover, New Hampshire on August 26, 1940, she was the fourth of six children born to the late Stanley and Jenny (Munkittrick) Wilson. She was raised in Woodstock, Vermont and earned her Bachelor's Degree focusing on Physical Therapy from the University of...
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Charles J. Morris

March 21, 1922 - January 22, 2018

Charles J. Morris, age 95, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home on Monday, January 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on March 21, 1922, he was the son of the late Nelson J. and Catherine B. (Kane) Morris. He spent his early years in Charlestown before graduating from Revere High School with the Class of 1940. After graduation,...
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James F. Cunningham, Jr.

April 14, 1942 - January 21, 2018

James F. Cunningham, Jr., age 75, passed away in the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born in Boston on April 14, 1942, he was the son of the late James F. and Alice C. (Landry) Cunningham. He spent his early years in Roslindale before his family settled in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1945, where in 1960, Jim graduated from Sharon High School. While in...
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Rita R. Riley

January 29, 1926 - January 20, 2018

Rita R. Riley, age 91, passed away peacefully in the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Norwood on January 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Margaret M. (Keady) Riley. She was raised in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1944. She continued her education at Radcliffe...
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John J. Perry III

April 24, 1930 - January 17, 2018

John J. Perry, III., age 87, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Sharon, Massachusetts on April 24, 1930, he was the son of the late John J. and Evelyn (Wilbur) Perry. He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1948. John married his beloved wife, Evelyn Milliken on March 24, 1950. The young couple...
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Barbara Curley Holder

January 16, 2018

Barbara Curley Holder, Of Weymouth and West Palm Beach, FL., formerly of Milton. January 16, 2018, age 77 years. Loving mother of Keith Holder of West Palm Beach and Deborah (Scott) Wolfe of Walpole. Cherished grandmother of Kaitlin Wolfe of Walpole. Beloved daughter of the late William Curley, Sr. and Florence Payne, Mary (Beard) and Melvin Beaton. Sister of Lynne Hirsh of FL, Lillian...
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Robert "Bob" Gallagher

January 15, 2018

Robert "Bob" Gallagher, Sr., of E. Walpole. Jan 15th. Son of the late Elliot & Mary (Hickey) Gallagher. Husband of the late Gertrude Roseann (MacDonald) Gallagher. Loving father of Robert Jr & wife Kelly of Whitinsville, Gregory & wife Kathy of Hudson, Gary & wife Kris of Wareham and the late Richard "Rick"Gallagher. Brother of Claire Linahan of Dorchester and the late Fred, John &...
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Priscilla Haverly

July 26, 1925 - January 14, 2018

Priscilla (Clapp) Haverly, age 92, passed away in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on July 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Minnie (Bingham) Clapp. She attended Norwood Public School and was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Rainbow Girls. From an early age, she developed her long-time passions...
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Frances Reather Hollman

August 16, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Frances Reather (Richardson) Hollman, age 92, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born in Chattaloochee, Florida on August 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha (Goodson) Richardson. She was raised in Florida and was a proud member of the Friendship AME Church. Frances graduated from high school in 1943 and a year later married her...
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Ellen N. Laurie

August 1, 1938 - January 10, 2018

Ellen N. (Leadbetter) Laurie, age 79, passed away in her Sharon, Massachusetts home on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 1, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Julia (O'Leary) Leadbetter. She was raised in Quincy, Massachusetts and graduated from Quincy High School with the Class of 1956. Ellen went on to...
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Shirley R. Dow

March 6, 1934 - January 9, 2018

Shirley R. (Fisk) Dow, age 83, passed away peacefully in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (McVicker) Fisk. She was raised on her family's chicken farm in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1952. ...
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John A. "Jack" Costello

June 25, 1946 - January 8, 2018

John A. "Jack" Costello, age 71, passed away peacefully in the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, Massachusetts on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Daniel and Janet (Foley) Costello. He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts, where as a young boy, he loved playing football and baseball. Upon entering Walpole...
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Georgia M. Ravinski

March 8, 1927 - January 7, 2018

Georgia M. (Lang) Ravinski, age 90, passed away at the Lighhouse at Lincoln Assisted Living on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born in her family's home in Norfolk, Massachusetts on March 8, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Philip L. and Ameila (Pescuma) Lang. She was raised in Norfolk, attending grammar school in the one room schoolhouse in City Mills. She went on to graduate from Walpole High...
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Dennis W. Zablowski

May 22, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Dennis W. Zablowski, age 68, passed away in his Norwood, Massachusetts home on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on May 22, 1949, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Shugay) Zablowski. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1967. He continued his education at the University of Colorado at Boulder,...
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Edmund L. "Ned" McNamara, Jr.

November 2, 1960 - December 30, 2017

Edmund L. McNamara, Jr., age 57, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton on November 2, 1960, he was the youngest son of Boston Police Commissioner, Edmund L. McNamara, and his wife Marie E. (Ellis) McNamara. He was raised in West Roxbury, where as a standout athlete, he excelled at both football and baseball. His football skills were...
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Janice D. Varney

February 19, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Janice D. Varney, of Walpole, December 27, 2017, age 88. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Harold Varney and her brother Lyle K. Steely, Jr. Loving mother of Christine Indech, MD of Peachtree Corners, GA (Robert); Earl Varney of Rose Valley, PA ( Mina); Rev. Ross Varney of Newburyport, MA (Lynn); and Elizabeth Ranucci of Pickens, SC ( Frank). Cherished grandmother Jennifer,...
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Claire S. Brown

November 27, 1939 - December 26, 2017

Claire S. (Snell) Brown, age 78, passed away in her Norfolk, Massachusetts home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Yonkers, New York on November 27, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Courtney A. and Jane R. (Kilbride) Snell. She was raised in the Washington Heights area of New York City and graduated from Academy of Holy Angels with the Class of 1957. After graduation, Claire...
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Eleanor Claire Cercone

March 3, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Eleanor Claire Cercone, age 90, passed away peacefully in the Plymouth Harborside Healthcare Facility on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on March 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Annagrazio (Colantonio) Cercone. She was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1945. After graduation, Eleanor took...
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Andrea B. Goodwin

March 4, 1963 - December 25, 2017

Andrea B. Goodwin, 54, passed away unexpectedly on December 25th at her home in East Dennis, MA. She was born in Norwood, MA on March 4th, 1963 to Walter Leonard Goodwin and the late Geneva (Christie) Goodwin. Andrea was raised in Walpole MA., and graduated from Walpole High School in 1981, and Lasalle College, Newton, MA in 1983. Andrea worked in various business administration and...
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Noemi Campanario

April 18, 1949 - December 24, 2017

Noemi (Ciannavei) Campanario, age 68, passed away peacefully in the Norwood Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy on April 18, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Guido F. and Irma (Gabrielli) Ciannavei. She spent her early childhood in Italy, where she received her grade school education, before immigrating to the United States with her family. Noemi's family...
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Mary Catherine Grover

December 24, 1934 - December 23, 2017

Mary Catherine (Maude) Grover, age 82, passed away in her Norton, Massachusetts home on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Born in Natick, Massachusetts on December 24, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John Charles and Ella Emma (Smith) Maude. She was raised in Natick and graduated from Natick High School. While living in Natick, she was very involved with the Natick Emblem Club, where she...
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Louise T. Benham

January 15, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Louise T. (McManus) Benham, age 84, passed away in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Medford, Massachusetts on January 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Nevins) McManus. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School with the Class of 1950. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree from Lowell...
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Margaret Mary Corboy

November 14, 1942 - December 20, 2017

Margaret Mary (Raeke) Corboy, age 75, passed away in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 14, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Robert Richard and Barbara C. (Jones) Raeke. She was raised in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston but spent most of her summers in Manomet. Margaret graduated...
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Harold Joseph Songin

February 26, 1929 - December 19, 2017

Harold Joseph Songin, age 88, passed away peacefully in the Brightview Senior Living Center in Canton, Massachusetts on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born in his parent's home in East Walpole on February 26, 1929, he was the youngest of 8 children born to the late Paul and Lenora (Koslowski) Songin originally from Poland. As a young boy, he was given the name "Goo Goo" and could be found spending...
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Mary M. Treen

November 2, 1931 - December 16, 2017

Mary M. (Gnecco) Treen, age 86, passed away peacefully in the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Born in Framingham, Massachusetts on November 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Florence (Davey) Gnecco. She was raised in Norwood, Massachusetts and as a young girl attended Saint Catherine's Elementary School. Mary...
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Leonard Stanley Ceglarski, Sr.

June 27, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Leonard Stanley Ceglarski Sr. passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Plymouth, Massachusetts after a brief illness. Len was born on June 27, 1926 in Walpole, Massachusetts; he was the youngest of Stella and Anthony Ceglarski's eight children. Len attended Boston College, where he was a member of the 1949 NCAA Championship hockey team. He earned All-American honors after the 1949-50 season....
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John Edward Teevens

December 20, 1921 - December 9, 2017

John Edward Teevens, age 95, passed away peacefully in the Sunrise of Norwood Assisted Living Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Malden, Massachusetts on December 20, 1921, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Anna Beatrice (Miles) Teevens. He was raised in Malden and graduated from high school in 1942. Just after graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army, proudly...
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Francis M. "Frank" Galasso

March 27, 1936 - December 8, 2017

Francis Mark "Frank" Galasso, age 81, passed away peacefully in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, December 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut on March 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Petruzzi) Galasso. He was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Wibly High School with the Class of 1954. ...
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Edith A. Dion

March 23, 1927 - December 2, 2017

Edith A. (Cecchi) Dion, age 90, passed away in the Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on March 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lena (Guisti) Cecchi. She spent her early years in Somerville before settling with her family in Walpole, Massachusetts. Edith was educated in the Walpole Public Schools and...
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Anthony Harold Gulla, Jr.

May 3, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Anthony Harold Gulla, Jr., age 87, passed away peacefully in the Tippett Home in Needham, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on May 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Anthony H. and Delia (Locarno) Gulla. He was raised in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1948. After graduation, he...
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Stanley P. Pensak, Jr.

April 19, 1964 - November 27, 2017

Stanley P. Pensak, Jr., age 53, of Millville, MA passed away after an illness on Monday, November 27, 2017. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts on April 19, 1964, he was the son of Stanley P. and Pauline (Gagnon) Pensak. He was raised in Fall River and graduated from Bishop Connolly High School with the Class of 1982. Stan continued his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned...
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Mary K. Hickey

June 30, 1955 - November 26, 2017

Mary K. (Kilgallon) Hickey, age 62, passed away in the Brigham and Women's Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 30, 1955, she was the daughter of Martin S. and Alice T. (Kelley) Kilgallon. She was raised in Medway, Massachusetts, where as a young girl, she loved riding horses, and graduated from Medway High School with the Class of 1973. After graduation...
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B. Timothy McKeon

April 9, 1959 - November 25, 2017

B. Timothy McKeon, age 58, passed away at Norwood Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 9, 1959, he was the son of the late Bartholomew and Dorothy (Gallivan) McKeon. He spent his early childhood in Roslindale before his family settled in Norwood, where he graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1977. After graduation, Tim took a...
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Robert J. Scanzio

June 27, 1960 - November 25, 2017

Robert J. Scanzio, age 57, passed away in the Rhode Island Hospital, after a motorcycle accident, on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 27, 1960, he was the son of Henry J. and Agnes M. (Hayes) Scanzio. He was raised in Walpole, and from a young age, had a love for motorcycles. His passion started on a dirt bike, riding around his yard, along the high lines and...
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Norma L. Daley

July 25, 1936 - November 23, 2017

Norma L. (Gustafson) Daley, age 81, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Irene (Johnson) Gustafson. She was raised in the Hyde Park area of Boston and graduated from Hyde Park High School with the Class of 1955. After graduation, Norma took a position with the First...
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Susan Grace "Sue" Triantafilles

December 10, 1966 - November 22, 2017

Susan Grace "Sue" Triantafilles, age 50, passed away in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the loving daughter of Frank and Ruth B. (Conway) Gambardello. She was raised in Dorchester and as a member of Saint Mark's Parish, she attended St. Mark's Elementary School all the way through...
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Richard W. Dugdale

November 28, 1927 - November 22, 2017

Richard W. Dugdale, age 89, passed away in the Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Wilfred R. and Constance (Woodward) Dugdale. He was raised in Needham, Massachusetts and graduated from Needham High School with the Class of 1946. He went on to take classes at Wentworth...
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Roland Joseph Broccoli

March 17, 1929 - November 20, 2017

Roland Joseph Broccoli, age 88, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on November 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 17, 1929, he was the son of the late Carmine and Julia (Continelli) Broccoli. He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1946. Roland married his wife, Drucilla E. Shank, on...
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Eleanore R. "Lynn" Fitzgerald

February 14, 1938 - November 19, 2017

Eleanore R. "Lynn" Fitzgerald, age 79, passed away in the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on February 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. and Emmaline J. (Perry) Cashen. She was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1956. Lynn continued her...
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Kurt Alexander Tracy

March 12, 1981 - November 13, 2017

Kurt Alexander Tracy, age 36, passed away in Zephyrhills, Florida on November 13, 2017. Born on March 12, 1981, he was the loving son of Ken and Karen Tracy. He was the youngest brother of Kenneth and his wife, Susan, of Walpole, Kevin of Sandwich, Kyle and his wife, Tracie, of Newburyport, and Keith and his wife, Emily of Plainville. Kurt was the cherished uncle of Kaitlyn, Conor, Summer,...
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Matthew T. Brady

November 14, 1956 - November 11, 2017

Matthew T. Brady, age 60, passed away in the Stonehedge Health Care Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Born in Natick, Massachusetts on November 14, 1956, he was the son of Robert W. Brady and the late Theresa F. (O'Sullivan) Brady. He was raised in Medfield and was a member of Saint Edward's Church. After attending Mercymount Middle School in Cumberland,...
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Francis J. Farrell

December 17, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Francis J. Farrell "Frank" passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017, just one month shy of his 97th birthday. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Daniel I. and Mary T. (Greene) Farrell. After graduating from high school, Frank began his career in the printing business, working as a monotype operator. Once the United States entered into World War II, Frank left his...
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Domenic E. Ierardo

May 13, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Domenic E. Ierardo, age 87, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Grazia (LaVia) Ierardo. He was raised in Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School with the Class of 1948. After graduation, Domenic enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during the...
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Mary A. Anzlovar

September 9, 1925 - October 30, 2017

Mary A. (Petrovick) Anzlovar, age 92, passed away in the Milford Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in her family's home on Bullard Street in Walpole. Massachusetts on September 9, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Karolina Petrovick. As a lifelong resident of Walpole, Mary graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1943. After graduation, she...
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Ruth C. Stevens

November 21, 1923 - October 26, 2017

Ruth C. (Farrell) Stevens, age 93, passed away peacefully in the Stanley Tippett Home in Needham, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Born in South Boston, Massachusetts on November 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Todd) Farrell. She was raised in Southie and graduated from South Boston High School with the Class of 1941. Ruth married her beloved husband,...
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Sarah Jane Porter

March 22, 1948 - October 19, 2017

Sarah Jane (Baker) Porter, age 69, passed away peacefully in the Hope Hospice McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on March 22, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Browning Thatcher Baker and Madeline Emerson (Sears) Baker Jerome. She was raised in Norfolk, Massachusetts and graduated from King Phillip High School in...
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Anne M. Hennessey

December 27, 1921 - October 17, 2017

Anne M. Hennessey, age 95, passed away peacefully in the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Walpole, Massachusetts on December 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Sarah Anne (Mullaney) Hennessey. As a lifelong resident of Walpole, Anne graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1939. After...
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Sara "Penny" Murdock

March 12, 1943 - October 16, 2017

Sara "Penny" (Mason) Murdock, age 74, passed away in the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts on Monday, October 16, 2017. Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William and Sara (Alterkruze) Mason. She spent her early years in the mid-west before her family settled in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Penny graduated from Ohio...
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William E. Miley

August 12, 1932 - October 16, 2017

William E. Miley, age 85, passed away peacefully in the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walpole, Massachusetts on Monday, October 16, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1932, he was raised in Jamaica Plain and loved playing sports growing up. He graduated from Jamaica Plain High School, where he held the position of goalie on the school's hockey team. After...
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Marion G. Abbey

December 4, 1929 - September 30, 2017

Marion G. (Coburn) Abbey, age 87, passed away peacefully in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born on December 4, 1929 in Barre, Vermont, she was the oldest child of Laurence and Ida (Ratell) Coburn. She was raised in Barre and graduated from Barre High School with the Class of 1947. After graduation, Marion took a position with American Telephone & Telegraph as...
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Timothy P. Headd

September 11, 1964 - September 29, 2017

Timothy P. Headd, age 53, passed away in the Brigham and Women's Hospital on Friday, September 29, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on September 11, 1964, he was the son of the late Martin J. and Lorraine M. (Kamp) Headd. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts, where as a young boy, Tim loved playing hockey. Tim graduated from Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School with...
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Annmarie T. Donovan

May 27, 1950 - September 26, 2017

Annmarie T. (Sheridan) Donovan, age 67, passed away in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Margaret (Callanan) Sheridan. She was raised in Roslindale and was very active with her parish's CYO program, where she was a champion bowler and...
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Lorenzo F. DiTomasso

March 20, 1959 - September 16, 2017

Lorenzo F. DiTomasso, age 58, passed away in Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on March 20, 1959, he was the son of the late Amedeo J. and Marisa P. (Braida) DiTomasso. He was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts and attended Walpole High School, where he was a member of the 1976 Superbowl Championship Football Team....
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Kurt Eric Jacob

April 18, 1967 - September 10, 2017

Kurt Eric Jacob, age 50, passed away in his home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Born in West Roxbury on April 18, 1967, he was the son of the late Charles and Patricia (Delaney) Jacob of West Roxbury. He grew up in West Roxbury and attended Catholic Memorial High School and later Newton South High School. After high school, Kurt worked various jobs, including at...
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John Charles Rooney

June 5, 1940 - September 5, 2017

John Charles Rooney, age 77, passed away in the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Roxbury on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 5, 1940, he was the son of the late John F. and Eva S. (Swanson) Rooney. As a lifelong resident of Walpole, Massachusetts, he graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1958, where he was a member of the New England...
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Janelle L. Abate

July 13, 1979 - September 2, 2017

Janelle L. (Schneider) Abate, age 38, passed away unexpectedly in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 13, 1979, she was the daughter of Dwight Schneider and Sandra Pace. As a young girl, Janelle lived in various places as her father was serving in the Air Force. She attended Roy J. Wasson High School in Colorado Springs. ...
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Angelina F. Palladini

December 10, 1923 - September 2, 2017

Angelina F. (Baldassari) Palladini, age 93, passed away in the Tippett Hospice Home in Needham, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on December 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Annibale and Casilda (Alfonsi) Baldassari. She was the first of four children and she lived her life devoted to her family and friends, always willing to help and care...
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Barbara Ann Simpson

February 13, 1936 - September 1, 2017

Barbara Ann (Sameski) Simpson passed away suddenly on September 1, 2017 at the age of 81. She is survived by her two children, Paul J. Simpson of Ashaway, RI and Christine B. Simpson of Walpole, who were at her side when she died. Barbara was born to Michael J. and Sophie F. (Wieliczka) Sameski of Norwood on February 13, 1936 at Norwood Hospital. She was sister to the late Michael J. Sameski...
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Richard P. Barry III

October 12, 1950 - August 28, 2017

Richard P. Barry, III, age 66, passed away peacefully in the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, Massachusetts on Monday, August 28, 2017. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on October 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Richard P. Barry, Jr. and Julia M. (Sullivan) Barry. He was raised in Brockton and at the young age of 4, he started to play the piano, which he loved playing...
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Rita Natalie Altieri

December 22, 1928 - August 26, 2017

Rita Natalie (McVeigh) Altieri, age 88, passed away in her Norton, Massachusetts home on Saturday, August 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred A. and Mary (McGee) McVeigh. She was raised on Train Street in Dorchester and spent a year traveling around Ireland with her mother, visiting family. Rita...
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Zafiro Teddy Pappas

March 6, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Zafiro Pappas, 90, known as "Teddy" to her family and friends, passed away on August 26th, 2017. She died of age related complications. Born in Boston, the daughter of immigrants, she has been a lifelong resident of The Commonwealth, having spent the past 63 years living in the town of Walpole. She was both a talented artist and gifted storyteller and always sharp as a tack. She is...
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Gertrude A. Leonard

January 11, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" A. (Chambers) Leonard, age 83, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Walpole on January 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Lottie C. (Vickery) Chambers. She graduated from Walpole High School with the class of 1951. Trudy spent many years in the Athletic Department of the Sharon Public...
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Patricia A. McTighe Capone

May 13, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Patricia A. McTighe Capone, age 91, died at Norwood Hospital on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Waban, Massachusetts on May 13, 1926, she was the devoted daughter of the late Joseph P. and Margaret G. (Noonan) Glynn. Pat was raised in Waban and summered at Priscilla Beach, Plymouth. She graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1944 and continued...
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Margaret F. Ambrose

May 8, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Margaret F. Ambrose 87, of Roslindale passed away at Harrington House in Walpole after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Roslindale, "Margie" graduated from Roslindale High School and Boston Teachers College. She was a broker with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for many years. Margie's true passion in life was raising and training her show dogs. She raised several...
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Robert G. Damon

August 1, 1935 - August 11, 2017

Robert G. Damon, 82 years of Norwood, formerly of Burlington, unexpectedly passed away on August 11, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Susanne (Hamilton) Taylor Damon. Bob was born in Boston and graduated from Brookline High School. At nineteen, he joined the 102nd Air Force National Guard and was sent to Europe as part of the Berlin Airlift. Always adept at mechanics, he owned the RG...
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George R. Dentino

June 23, 1944 - August 10, 2017

George R. Dentino, age 73, passed away in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born at Norwood Hospital on June 23, 1944, the son of the late Guy and Emma (Procaccini) Dentino. When he was about 15 months old he developed polio in his right leg. His mom & dad had to take him to Children's Clinic every week for 5 years to be treated....
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Diane C. Federico

December 2, 1953 - August 10, 2017

Diane C. (Casey) Federico, age 63, passed away unexpectedly in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 2, 1953, she was raised in Roslindale and attended Holy Name Parish School through the 8th Grade. She went on to graduate from Mount Saint Joseph High School with the Class of 1971. After graduation, she began working as a claims...
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Marcia A. Nolan

September 5, 1942 - July 31, 2017

Marcia A. (Erwin) Nolan, age 74, passed away peacefully in the Season's Hospice Home in Milton, Massachusetts on Monday, July 31, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Medford, Massachusetts on September 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Annie (Winning) Erwin. She was raised in Medford, graduating from Medford High School with the Class of 1960. She continued her...
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Harry C. Tominey, Jr.

December 23, 1946 - July 27, 2017

Harry C. Tominey, Jr., age 70, passed away peacefully in the Seasons Hospice Home in Milton, Massachusetts on Thursday, July 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Catherine (Cavanaugh) Tominey. He spent his first six years in Jamaica Plain before his family settled on Alice Avenue in Walpole. ...
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Joseph Francis Dion, Jr.

August 26, 1925 - July 26, 2017

Joseph Francis Dion, Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Franklin, Massachusetts on August 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Emma F. (Morse) Dion. He was raised in Franklin and attended Franklin High School. During his senior year of high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Marine Corps,...
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Mark William Dziejma

August 14, 1950 - July 26, 2017

Mark William Dziejma of Walpole July 26, 2017, age 66 Devoted son of Frances M. Dziejma of South Walpole and the late Stanley A. Dziejma. Loving brother of Claudia R. Nelson and her husband Robert of San Francisco, CA, Katrina A. Blazka and her husband Stephan of Nashua, NH, Mary F. Dumouchel and her husband Paul of Wellesley, and Elizabeth M. Gibson and her husband Philip of Providence, RI....
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Kathleen Ann Falcione

February 27, 1947 - July 21, 2017

Kathleen Ann Falcione, age 70, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, with her loving family by her side. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 27, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Anna Corso. She was raised by her foster mother, Meda Welch, in the Mission Hill section of Boston and later in the Hyde Park section of Boston, where she graduated from Hyde Park High School with the Class...
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Glenna Marie Mooney

April 29, 1958 - July 20, 2017

Glenna Marie Mooney, age 59, passed away in her South Walpole, Massachusetts Home on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Lewiston, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Webber) Olin. She was raised in Grangeville and as a young girl developed her love for animals. Her love focused on horses, and she regularly rode the family's Shetland Pony, Buck, who most everyone else...
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William A. MacKenzie

November 26, 1937 - July 19, 2017

William A. MacKenzie, age 79, passed away peacefully in his daughter's home in Blackstone, Massachusetts on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on November 26, 1937, he was the son of the late Fred and Mary (Reed) MacKenzie. He was raised in Norwood before moving to Walpole with his family at the age of 15. He met his wife to be, Marjorie A...
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Richard T. Sullivan

November 2, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Richard T. Sullivan, age 88, passed away peacefully in his Wrentham, Massachusetts home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on November 2, 1928, he was the son of the late George A. and Margaret (Berube) Sullivan. He was raised in Walpole, graduating from Walpole High School with the Class of 1947, where he was the goalie of the hockey team. After high school, Richard...
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Anne R. Russetti

September 21, 1920 - July 15, 2017

Anne R. (DeAngelis) Russetti, 96 of Walpole, passed away peacefully at the Charlwell House in Norwood on Saturday July 15th, 2017. Born in Revere, Massachusetts on September 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Bright) DeAngelis. She was raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High School with the Class of 1937. Anne married her husband, Joseph J. Russetti, on...
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Gerard P. "Gerry" Reilly

January 4, 1962 - July 12, 2017

Gerard P. "Gerry" Reilly, age 55, passed away unexpectedly in his Plymouth, Massachusetts home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Born at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts, alongside his twin sister, Jeanne, on January 4, 1962. He was the son of David T. Reilly and Dorothy A. Gill. As a young boy, Gerry attended Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole and developed his lifelong love...
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John T. Connors

August 19, 1925 - July 11, 2017

John T. Connors, age 91, passed away peacefully in the Fryeburg Nursing Home in Fryeburg, Maine on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 19, 1925, he was the son of the late William E. and Alice M. (Markt) Connors. He was raised in Dorchester and attended Boston Public Schools. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, John enlisted in the United States Navy, after leaving...
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Roger Mayo Batchelder

March 12, 1925 - July 9, 2017

Roger Mayo Batchelder, age 92, passed away in the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walpole, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Boston at the Faulkner Hospital on March 12, 1925, he was the son of the late Howard T. and Sara (Spear) Batchelder. He was raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp to proudly serve his country...
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Edward G. Jenkins

September 27, 1938 - July 4, 2017

Edward G. Jenkins, age 78, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27, 1938, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Josephine (Reynolds) Jenkins. He was raised in Hyde Park and as a member of Most Precious Blood Church, took part in the Cavaliers Drum Corps before joining the Crusaders Drum Corps as he got older. He graduated...
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Brian P. Mulcahy

January 20, 1938 - July 2, 2017

Brian P. Mulcahy, age 79, passed away in his Sharon, Massachusetts home on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20, 1938, he was the son of the late George and Lois (Santamour) Mulcahy. He attended Boston College High School before graduating from Boston English with the Class of 1957. Brian met the love of his life, Barbara Cripps, in 1959, while working at a resort...
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Barbara W. Pettis

July 29, 1936 - July 2, 2017

Barbara W. Pettis of Franklin, MA died unexpectedly on July 2 from complications of surgery - just shy of her 81st birthday. The phrase "one of a kind" has never been truer than it is of Barbara. Born of proud German stock on July 29, 1936 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Barbara had a congenital condition that affected her mobility, but she refused to feel sorry for herself and stoically led a...
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Joseph P. McManus

June 8, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Joseph P. McManus, 83, of Walpole, formerly of Roslindale, MA, on June 22, 2017. Son of the late Thomas and Margaret McManus. Beloved husband of Carole (Dale) McManus. Devoted father of Joseph P. McManus Jr. and wife, Judith Tully of Westborough, Mary-Jane McManus of Delray Beach FL, Gregory McManus and his wife Christina of Garden City NY and son-in law, Joseph Flaherty of Concord MA....
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Roger Joseph Laliberte

December 20, 1935 - June 17, 2017

Roger Joseph Laliberte, age 81, passed away peacefully in the Norwood, Hospital on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on December 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Germain and Alice (Mandeville) Laliberte. He spent his early years in Woonsocket before settling with his family in Wrentham. Roger attended the Norfolk County Agricultural High School, where he was a...
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Richard S. Goodwin

May 1, 1933 - June 15, 2017

Richard S. Goodwin, age 84, passed away peacefully in the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walpole, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on May 1, 1933, he was the son of the late Ralph and Helen (Kleps) Goodwin. He was raised in Westwood, Massachusetts and graduated from Westwood High School. After...
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Herbert Warren Slack

November 7, 1945 - June 3, 2017

Herbert Warren Slack, age 71, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home on Saturday, June 3, 2017, with his loving wife by his side. Born in Washington, DC on November 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Bertina D. (Lewis) Slack. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts and attended Walpole High School, before attending the Norfolk County Agricultural High...
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Denise E. Buckley

October 19, 1947 - June 2, 2017

Denise E. (Dufour) Buckley, age 69, passed away peacefully in the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts on October 19, 1947, she was oldest of five children born to the late Romeo and Yvette (Deschamps) Dufour. Sadly, at a young age, Denise's father passed away which started her lifelong...
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George M. Wise, Jr.

October 16, 1933 - June 1, 2017

George M. Wise, Jr., age 83, passed away in his Sharon, Massachusetts home on Thursday, June 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Franklin, Massachusetts on October 16, 1933, he was the son of the late George M. and Ebba L.W. (Anderson) Wise. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School. After graduation, George proudly served his country in...
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