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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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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 Maonday, 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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John D.  Lankhorst

John D. Lankhorst 1958-2016

Natick - Mr. John D. Lankhorst, of Natick, died on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick. He was 57. John was born in Concord on November 29, 1958, the son of the late Abraham L. and Beverly (Phillips) Lankhorst. He was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. He then enlisted in the Navy where he worked as an Aviation Support Technician aboard various aircraft carriers. He enjoyed spending...

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Marcia E. Resnik

Marcia E. Resnik 1947-2016

Mrs. Marcia E. (McNamara) Resnik, of Milford, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, May 20, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 68. Marcia Was born June 3, 1947 in Waltham a daughter of the late Richard and Pauline (Galinauski) McNamara. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1965. She then earned her nursing diploma from Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing. She lived many...

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Phyllis M. (Parrella) Vass

Phyllis M. (Parrella) Vass 1941-2016

Buzzards Bay – Mrs. Phyllis M. (Parrella) Vass, of Buzzards Bay, died at home on Friday, May 20, 2016. She was 74. Phyllis was born in East Boston on July 9, 1941, a daughter of the late Carmine and Elizabeth (Graziano) Parrella. As a child she moved with her family to Watertown where she was raised. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1959. On April 27, 1963 she married Revere native Robert A. Vass in Saint Patrick's Church in...

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Huiling Lin

Huiling Lin 1957-2016

林惠玲女士,認識的人都稱呼她為惠玲姊,生於1957年12 月8日,是福建南安人,在家排行長女,是個孝順父母的好女兒,疼愛弟弟的好姊姊. 惠玲女士聰明伶俐,從事白衣天使工作十年,而後入廈門大學任职于人事处,同时學習管理專業.並於1994年和先生來美國研讀,取得電腦工程碩士學位.惠玲女士從事電腦工程專業多年,又在2004年從事醫療專業...

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Shane T. Ryan

Shane T. Ryan 1988-2016

Plymouth – "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." --- Flavia Weedn In his short life Shane Ryan left a lot of footprints, most especially on the heart of his dear sister, Heather. Having lost their parents when both were still pretty young they had drawn closer, as friends and confidante's as they got older, knowing and understanding one...

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Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche

Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche 1936-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy F. (Lively) Roche, of Waltham, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 in the Care One Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 79. Dorothy was born in Boston on November 25, 1936, a daughter of the late Francis and Dorothy (Dickson) Lively. She lived in Somerville for a time before moving to Waltham as a teenager. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1955 she attended Fisher Junior College in Boston. Until her...

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Edward T. Joyce

Edward T. Joyce 1944-2016

Waltham – Filmmaker Ken Burns gave this observation . . . "Do not lose your enthusiasm. In its Greek etymology, the word enthusiasm means, 'God in us'." In his seventy-one years Ed Joyce never lost his enthusiasm . . . for life . . . for his family . . . for his work. As an expert animation photographer he worked with Burns on epics such as The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz, important works that not only taught us about our past but who we...

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Frances A. (Vanaria) Eldridge

Frances A. (Vanaria) Eldridge 1924-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Frances A. (Vanaria) Eldridge, formerly of Waltham, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Sterling Village Nursing Home in Sterling. She was 91. Frances was born in Waltham on December 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph ad Nancy (Bonica) Vanaria. She was a graduate of Waltham High School. Her loving husband of sixty-two years, Sam Eldridge, Jr., passed away on February 18, 2014. Frances leaves her children,...

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Erlene (Nangle) O'Reilly

Erlene (Nangle) O'Reilly 1947-2016

Maricopa, AZ - Mrs. Erlene (Nangle) O'Reilly of Maricopa, AZ, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in the Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, AZ. She was 69. Mrs. O'Reilly was born in Waltham on April 12, 1947, the daughter of the late Earl and Ilene (Clark) Nangle. Erlene was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1965. She worked as an executive assistant to the GM at Nichols Parker for thirty eight years and was a member...

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Ralph E. Kerins

Ralph E. Kerins 1928-2016

Waltham – Mr. Ralph E. Kerins, of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Maristhill Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 88. Ralph was born in Boston on April 27, 1928, a son of the late Maurice and Marion (Conant) Kerins. He lived in Waltham before moving to Hudson in 1964 and where he lived for most of his life. Until his retirement Ralph worked as a plumber in the Waltham and Metrowest area. His wife of fifty-five years, Marie C. ...

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Michael J. Martinos

Michael J. Martinos 1967-2016

Waltham – Mr. Michael J. Martinos, of Waltham, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Beth Israel Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was 48 years old. Michael was born in Boston on October 10, 1967, the son of Peter D. and Marilyn R. (Wardick) Martinos. Michael graduated from Waltham High School in 1985 and continued on to Johnson and Wales University where he studied culinary arts. He was an Executive Chef at Hobbsbrook...

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Irene V. Martin

Irene V. Martin 1921-2016

Waltham – Miss Irene V. Martin, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 94. Irene was born in Waltham on June 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas and Delia (Egan) Martin, and was a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked as an inspector at the J.L. Thomson Company in Waltham. Before that Irene had worked for a number of years at Hathaway's Bakery in Waltham. She leaves...

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Donald J. Doughman, M.D.

Donald J. Doughman, M.D. -2016

Donald J. Doughman, M.D., beloved husband of Carol (Failla) Doughman, died peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina, MN. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Edward Gilmore Doughman and Edith Marie Doughman. The youngest of three children, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward, Jr. and his sister, Eleanor. Dr. Doughman grew up in the small town of Bussey, Iowa and matriculated at Drake University...

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Jeremiah J. "Jerry" Dolan

Jeremiah J. "Jerry" Dolan 1941-2016

Jeremiah J. 'Jerry' Dolan, of West Newton, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the West Newton Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was 74. Jerry was born July 20, 1941 in Malden a son of the late Jeremiah J. and Margaret A. (Keefe) Dolan. He was a resident of Wakefield for over 40 years before moving to West Newton. Jerry worked for many years at Converse Shoe Company. He leaves his sister, Mary 'Jane' Beaver and her...

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Sow Gin Jue

Sow Gin Jue 1936-2016

Sow Gin Jue born on January 7th 1936, died Sunday, May 1st 2016 at the age of 80. Born in Canton, China, and son of KC and Sue Seto, Sow, also known as Gene to many of his friends and family, emigrated to the United States in 1954 with but twenty dollars in his pocket. For Gene this was a great adventure that he recounted many times with exceptional detail. He described the first time he took an airplane as filled with wonder and excitement...

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Donald F.  Anderson, Jr.

Donald F. Anderson, Jr. 1954-2016

Wilmington - Don Anderson found peace and life's eternal rest on Friday, April 29, 2016 while at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. He was 61. Donald F. Anderson, Jr. was born June 19, 1954 in Somerville, a son of the late Donald F. and Adelaide (DiGrazia) Anderson. He graduated with the class of 1972 from Somerville High School and after that served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Karen R. Vincuilla in the...

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Kathleen T. (McNamara) Cunningham

Kathleen T. (McNamara) Cunningham 1944-2016

Gaithersburg, MD – Mrs. Kathleen T. "Kathy" (McNamara) Cunningham, of Gaithersburg, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 while visiting with family in Iowa. She was 71. Kathy was a daughter of the late Leo F. and Teresa M. (Norton) McNamara and was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After her 1962 graduation from Saint Joseph's High School in Manchester she earned a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Portland,...

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