Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Coleman "Wally" Whayne

Coleman "Wally" Whayne 1938-2016

Waltham – Mr. Coleman "Wally" Whayne, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 78. Wally was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 21, 1938, a son of the late Coleman W., Jr. and Blanche E. (Blair) Whayne. After high school he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he earned an engineering degree. He lived in Greenville and Bedford, New Hampshire before moving to Waltham twelve years ago. ...

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Steven Wenckus

Steven Wenckus 1964-2016

Waltham – Mr. Steven Wenckus, of Waltham, died suddenly on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was 52. Steven was born in Waltham on February 27, 1964, a son of Alfred A. Wenckus and the late Nancy A. (Crites) Wenckus. He attended Waltham Vocational High School and was a talented carpenter. He was the proprietor of American Remodeling in Waltham. Steven loved his children, his family and his friends. Amanda and Aidan were his heart and soul -...

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John Drover

John Drover 1931-2016

Epping, NH – Mr. John Drover of Epping, formerly of Burlington, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 in his home on his 85th birthday. John was born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late George and Elsie (Shepherd) Drover. He had been a longtime Burlington resident before moving to New Hampshire ten years ago. He worked in the automotive field all his life and for years was the owner of Performance Motor Parts in Bedford. He was a master...

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Ann C. Lai

Ann C. Lai 1938-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Ann C. Lai, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 78. Ann was born in Chung Hwa, Taiwan on March 9, 1938 and immigrated to the United States in 1988, settling in New York. She came to live in Waltham three years ago. She was educated in her native Taiwan where she earned her degree in education and worked there as an elementary school teacher. In Flushing, New...

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Joseph P. Collura, Jr.

Joseph P. Collura, Jr. 1964-2016

Leominster – Mr. Joseph P. Collura, Jr., of Leominster, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in The Meadows of Leicester. He was 51. Joe was born in Waltham on August 31, 1964, a son of the late Joseph P. and Justine (Mahoney) Collura. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School. A Leominster resident for more than twenty years he worked as a finish carpenter. He loved hiking, cooking, boxing, and his favorite team, The New England...

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Mary T. (White) McCue

Mary T. (White) McCue 1951-2016

Waltham – It's been said that it takes a big heart to shape little minds . . . so when American author Robert Fulghum wrote his best-selling book "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten" Waltham's Mary McCue was already an expert in the field. Her "work" as a kindergarten teacher in the city's public schools, mainly at the Fitzgerald School, centered around one word . . . Love. It really did define who she was. Mary loved her...

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Loretta A. Gallo

Loretta A. Gallo 1944-2016

Lititz, Penn. – Loretta A. Gallo, of Lititz, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at her home. She was 72. Loretta was born in Newton on June 2, 1944, a daughter of the late Phillip J. and Lena A. (Gentile) Gallo. She was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton. Until her retirement she worked as an administrative aide for HLM Venture Partners. Before that she held the same position with Nova Biomedical and with...

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Vincent Cirino

Vincent Cirino 1985-2016

Waltham – "Courage is not having the strength to go on . . . it is going on when you don't have the strength." Vinnie Cirino never came up short in the courage department during his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. It may have zapped his strength but never his spirit. In the end the cancer became just too much to overcome. Vincent Cirino, of Waltham, died Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston knowing...

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Joseph V. Anastasi

Joseph V. Anastasi 1927-2016

Newton – Mr. Joseph V. Anastasi, of Newton Centre, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his home. He was 89. Joe was born in Watertown on April 21, 1927, a son of the late Francesco and Concetta Anastasi. He was a 1945 graduate of Watertown High School and was a graduate of Bentley School of Accounting in Boston. Until his retirement he worked as an accountant for BF Goodrich and at Merchant's Tire and Auto Center. In 1959 he moved to...

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Elizabeth J. York

Elizabeth J. York 1918-2016

Middletown, RI – Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Taranto) York, of Middletown, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She was 98. Known affectionately as Liz to family and Betty to friends she was born in Waltham on April 16, 1918, a daughter of the late Onofrio and Maria (Picone) Taranto. Betty was a 1936 graduate of Waltham High School. Before and during World War II Betty worked in the finishing department of the Waltham Watch Factory...

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Martha C. Kolodzieski

Martha C. Kolodzieski 1925-2016

On July 4, at 91 years, Martha C. Kolodzieski very peacefully left this life to continue her journey to heaven. She died at The Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham after a short stay. Beloved Martha was predeceased by her parents, Teodozia and Stefan Kolodziekski, by her brother Stephen C. Kolodzieski, a lieutenant in the Waltham Fire Department, and by her sister Mary C. Muskalski. Martha was also predeceased by Bernard Coyle of...

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Joanne L. (DePamphilis) Papia

Joanne L. (DePamphilis) Papia 1955-2016

Watertown – Joanne L. (DePamphilis) Papia, of Watertown, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 61. Joanne was born in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Olivia (Amoroso) DePamphilis and John L. DePamphilis, and was raised in Watertown. She was a 1973 graduate of Rosary Academy in Watertown. She lived for a number of years in Belmont before moving back to Watertown eleven years ago. Joanne worked...

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Thomas J. McLaughlin

Thomas J. McLaughlin 1947-2016

Dr. Thomas J. McLaughlin ScD, of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2016 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was 68. Born on September 22, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania he was a son of the late Francis and Adeline (Fellin) McLaughlin. Tom graduated from St. Gabriel High School in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, followed by a master's degree from State...

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James R. McNamara III

James R. McNamara III 1951-2016

Marshfield - Mr. James R. McNamara, III, of Marshfield, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, July 1, 2016 in South Shore Hospital after battling cancer. He was 65. Jim was born on March 11, 1951, a son of Mary E. (Eaton) (McNamara) Delaney of Peabody and the late James R. McNamara, Jr. He was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Waltham and received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1973. A self...

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Barbara E. (McCue) Clark

Barbara E. (McCue) Clark 1925-2016

Hopkinton – Mrs. Barbara E. (McCue) Clark of Hopkinton, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was 90. Barbara was born in Waltham on November 15, 1925, the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Hayes) McCue. She was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in Waltham and had lived in Waltham before moving to Hopkinton in 1998. She was a former parishioner of Saint Jude...

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Richard P. Shea

Richard P. Shea 1932-2016

Waltham – In the three and a half years since Dick Shea lost his Mary to cancer he missed her every day . . . their wedding anniversary was two weeks ago. And following a period of declining health he knew the reunion with Mary was getting close. You could say he died a happy man. He was loved by his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed life's simple gifts. Fr. Ted Hesburgh who ran the University of Notre Dame for years said that ...

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Regina A. "Jean" (Williams) Crosby

Regina A. "Jean" (Williams) Crosby 1925-2016

Waltham – Mrs. Regina A. "Jean" (Williams) Crosby, of Waltham, died Monday, June 27, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 90. Jean was born on July 9, 1925 in Boston and was raised in East Boston. She was a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. In September, 1951 she married Robert E. Crosby, Jr., also from East Boston, in Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church. The couple lived in Watertown for a short time...

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Robert O. Harnett, Jr.

Robert O. Harnett, Jr. 1966-2016

Milford - Mr. Robert O. Harnett, Jr., of Milford, formerly of Waltham died Friday, June 24, 2016 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was 50. Rob was born on May 28, 1966, the son of the late Robert and Martha A. (Webster) Harnett. He was raised in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High in 1984. A member of the IBEW Local #2323 he had worked as a lineman for Verizon for over twenty years. Rob loved attending Grateful Dead concerts,...

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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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