Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Mary T. (Heslin) Haughney

Mary T. (Heslin) Haughney 1924-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Mary T. (Heslin) Haughney, of Waltham, died on Friday, June 24, 2016 in her home. She was 91. Mary was born in Albany, New York on July 18, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Theresa (Cavanaugh) Heslin. She was raised and educated in Cohoes, New York. Following her marriage to James V. Haughney, a career Army officer, the family moved around the country and saw the world. They spent time living in the Philippines,...

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Ronald E. Nelson

Ronald E. Nelson 1934-2016

Middleborough – Mr. Ronald E. Nelson, a retired Belmont patrolman, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Oak Hill in Middleborough. He was 82. Ron was born in Boston on May 3, 1934, a son of the late Harold and Florence (Thomas) Nelson. He was raised and educated in Belmont and lived in Waltham and in Pennsylvania before retiring to Harwich ten years ago. During the Korean War he served with the United States Marine Corps. In 1955 Ron...

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Barbara E. Tierney

Barbara E. Tierney 1929-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Barbara E. Tierney, of Waltham, died on Wednesday June 22, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. She was 87. Barbara was born on June 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Corrigan) Hughes. She was raised in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary's High School. After high school she worked as an operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company and then went to work as a sales clerk for Grover Cronin...

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John J. Buckley, Jr.

John J. Buckley, Jr. 1926-2016

Burlington – Mr. John J. Buckley, Jr., of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Atria Longmeadow in Burlington. He was 90. John was born to the late John J. and Catherine (Glasle) Buckley on March 5, 1926. Throughout his childhood he was raised in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Brighton. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School and Mission Grammar School. Following his 8th grade graduation John enrolled in the Boston Trade School where...

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Jean (D'Intinosanto) Jones

Jean (D'Intinosanto) Jones 1924-2016

Weston - Mrs. Jean (D'Intinosanto) Jones, of Weston, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry B. Jones and is survived by her only son, Stephen, his wife Francine of North Andover. Jean had 7 siblings and is also survived by her youngest sister, Margaret "Peggy" Bianchi, her husband, Rico, and many nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Weston in 1924 and was a lifelong resident. She graduated...

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Arthur Uhlir

Arthur Uhlir 1926-2016

Weston – Professor Arthur Uhlir, of Weston, died at home on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was 90. Arthur was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 1926, the son of the late Arthur and Helene (Houteling) Uhlir. After high school he earned his bachelor's degree, and while working at the Armour Research Foundation, his master's degree, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology in chemical engineering. He then completed his education at...

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Paul J. McGuire

Paul J. McGuire 1938-2016

Lexington - Mr. Paul J. McGuire, of Lexington, died unexpectedly at home on June 13, 2016. He was 78. Born on January 25, 1938 in Waltham, he was a son of the late Francis and Helen (Bowman) McGuire. Paul was a graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Paul's...

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Robert L. Scafidi, Jr.

Robert L. Scafidi, Jr. 1971-2016

Auburndale – Mr. Robert L. Scafidi, Jr. of Auburndale died Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Needham. He was 44. Bob was born in Newton on September 30, 1971, a son of Viola M. LeBlanc of Auburndale and Robert L. Scafidi of Nashua, New Hampshire. He lived in Waltham for a number of years and was a graduate of Waltham High School. He worked as a mechanic at the former Frost Cadillac in Newton and did repairs on Harley Davidson motorcycles. ...

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Ruth Collins

Ruth Collins 1943-2016

Miss Ruth Collins of Holliston died Friday, June 10, 2016, in her home. She was 73. Ruth was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Wilkens) Dorant. Ruth had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved Elvis and sewing. Ruth is survived by several friends. Friends will honor and remember Ruth by gathering on Thursday, June 16, at 10 am in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham where her Funeral...

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Robert D. MacDougall

Robert D. MacDougall 1931-2016

Waltham – Mr. Robert D. "Bob" MacDougall, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home. He was 85. Bob was born in Belmont on February 24, 1931, a son of the late William and Viola (Doyle) MacDougall. After graduating from Belmont High School he served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. After he left the Navy he attended Boston College graduating with the class of 1957. Two years earlier he married his high...

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Kenneth  J. Vezeau

Kenneth J. Vezeau 1959-2016

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth J. Vezeau, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in his home. He was 56. Ken was born in Waltham on October 31, 1959, the son of Louis F. and Marjorie A. (Vienneau) Vezeau of Waltham. Ken studied Native American culture and enjoyed following Boston sports teams, especially the Bruins. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting sports cards and listening to his favorite artist, Bruce Springsteen. Besides his parent,...

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Mary N. (Sarney) Cotterly

Mary N. (Sarney) Cotterly 1927-2016

Winchester – Mrs. Mary N. (Sarney) Cotterly, of Winchester, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, in her home. She was 89. Mary was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on April 8, 1927, a daughter of the late Ralph Sarney and Angeline (Palmieri) (Sarney) Andre. She lived in Waltham and in Wakefield before moving to Winchester in 2014 to live with her daughter, Nancy M. Fraser, and her husband, Robert. While living in Waltham,...

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Jeannine M. Whitehead

Jeannine M. Whitehead 1930-2016

Venice, Florida – Mrs. Jeannine M. Whitehead, of Venice, Florida, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Prescott House in North Andover. She was 85. Jeannine was born in Fall River on July 31, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Laurence (Hamel) DesRoches. After her mother's death when Jeannine was still an infant she was adopted and raised by her aunt and uncle, Albert and Jeannette (Hamel) Michaud. Following her marriage to Charles F....

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Richard F. Connors

Richard F. Connors -2016

Mr. Richard F. 'Dick' Connors, of Waltham and Green Harbor, went home to be with his God and his parents on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Dick was the son of the late Madeline (Curran) Connors and Robert E. Connors. Brother of Robert and his wife Patricia Connors, Frank Connors all of Waltham and his friend Dot Parkes of Green Harbor. Uncle of Jen and Dave Buxton of Waltham, Michael and Sarah Connors of Wayland, Katie and Dan Rosenthal of Washington...

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Anne T. Hanning

Anne T. Hanning 1933-2016

Waltham – Miss Anne T. Hanning, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 83. Anne was born in Boston and was raised in Waltham where she lived in the same home for the past seventy-seven years. She was a lifelong member of Saint Charles Parish where she was on the short list of people called to help out at church for generations. Anne could best be described as being, along with others, the...

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Memorial Day, 2016

Memorial Day, 2016 -2016

"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army." - George Washington August 27, 1776 On a warm summer morning in a field at Long Island, New York General George Washington spoke those words to an anxious group of young men gathered there to defend an idea. Their belief in a free nation where the rights of a citizen were bestowed upon them by God and not by a king was radical at the...

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Edna L. "Skip" (Basnett) Lazaro

Edna L. "Skip" (Basnett) Lazaro 1924-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Edna L. "Skip" (Basnett) Lazaro, of Waltham, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood. She was 91. Skip was born in Prescott, England on July 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Edward and Louisa (Welsby) Basnett. During World War II she met Waltham native Joe Lazaro, then an American GI training with General George Patton's North Africa Corps. Following a whirlwind courtship Joe left with his unit for Tunisia...

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Marjorie Matheson

Marjorie Matheson 1917-2016

Woburn - Maj. Marjorie Matheson, USA (Ret.), of Woburn, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford. She was 98. Margie was born in Somerville on November 5, 1917, a daughter of the late Donald and Johanna (MacDonald) Matheson. She graduated from Somerville High School and later from Symmes Hospital School of Nursing in Arlington. She then then joined the United States Army Nurse Corps where...

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Sheila A. (Fennelly) Anderson

Sheila A. (Fennelly) Anderson 1937-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Sheila A. (Fennelly) Anderson, of Waltham, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at her home. She was 78. Sheila was born in Newton on September 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Richard M. and Josephine F. (Nally) Fennelly and was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton. After high school Sheila attended floral design school and worked in the field for a number of years. She leaves her husband, Donald F. Anderson; her son,...

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Theresa L. (Profetto) Salvucci

Theresa L. (Profetto) Salvucci 1927-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Theresa L. (Profetto) Salvucci, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 88. Theresa was born in Waltham on October 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Graceffa) Profetto and lived for a time in Natick where she graduated from Natick High School. After high school she worked for the Massachusetts State Police and after that for the Raytheon Company. On June 12, 1955...

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Lucy Ann (Caira) Bonica

Lucy Ann (Caira) Bonica 1924-2016

Waltham - Mrs. Lucy Ann (Caira) Bonica of Waltham died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the Wingate of Weston Nursing Center. She was 92. Mrs. Bonica was born in Newton on March 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Enrico and Annie (Leghine) Caira. Known as "Ann", she was a nurse's aide at the Waltham Hospital until her retirement and a lifelong Waltham resident. Ann was the wife of the late Quentin E. Bonica, the mother of the late Robert M. Bonica,...

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Beatrice M. (Lavoie) Maillet

Beatrice M. (Lavoie) Maillet 1941-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Beatrice M. (Lavoie) Maillet, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home. She was 75. Beatrice was born in Rogersville, New Brunswick on May 2, 1941, a daughter of the late William and Yvonne (Gaudet) Lavoie. She was raised in Rogersville and moved to Montreal where she met her future husband, Bouctouche native Andre J. Maillet. After the couple married in Montreal they moved to Waltham where they raised their...

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Faye L. Harvey

Faye L. Harvey 1926-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Faye L. (Berry) Harvey of Waltham, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Lasell House in Newton. She was 89. Faye was born in Waltham on December 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Donald A. and Faye L. (Billings) Berry. She grew up in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High in 1944. After high school she attended Franklin Technical School in Boston earning her certification as a draftsman and an engineer. As one of the first women...

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Gerald Lys

Gerald Lys 1950-2016

Mr. Gerald Lys of Waltham died Monday, May 23, 2016 in his home. He was 65. Mr. Lys was born in Pestel, Haiti, on September 3, 1950. A son of the late Marie Louise Lys, Gerald had lived in Waltham for the past sixteen years. He was awarded a culinary arts certificate and had worked as a chef at the Westin Hotel and Brandeis University. Gerald leaves his children, Frantzces Lys of Silver Spring MD, Emmanuel Lys and Malica Lys both of...

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Gertrude F. (Loftus) Scafidi

Gertrude F. (Loftus) Scafidi 1923-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Gertrude F. (Loftus) Scafidi, of Waltham, died Monday, May 23, 2016 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 92. Gertrude was born in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on October 13, 1923 and was raised in Waltham by her grandmother, Mary J. Timmons. She went to work at a young age the Waltham Watch Factory and later worked for years as a floor manager at Moe Black's Store on Lexington Street. She was a devout Catholic...

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