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James J. Friesen

September 26, 1931 - July 19, 2017

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Rev. Francis W. Walsh C.S.C.

May 28, 1930 - July 15, 2017

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Francis M. Walsh, C.S.C., 87, died at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., to Frank M. and Sarah (Gildea) Walsh. After completing his education in Wilkes-Barre, he enrolled in Our Lady of Holy Cross Seminary in North Easton, Mass. in 1948. He entered the Novitiate of the Eastern Province...
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Anna Zentackos

December 4, 1911 - July 14, 2017

EASTON—-Our beloved Anna Zentackos, age 105 , died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 14, 2017 . She was being cared for at Hearthstone memory care center  at Heights Crossing in Brockton Anna is the daughter of the late Arthur and Bella (Manoles) Zentackos. She was born at home in Boston's south end on December 4, 1911 where she lived until moving to the Codman Square area of...
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Dorothy P. Berardi

December 28, 1936 - July 8, 2017

EASTON—Dorothy P. (Paolini) Berardi, 80, of Easton, formerly of Randolph, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Philip A. Berardi for 59 years. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Emilio and Julia (Jankowski) Paolini, she was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Brighton High School. Dorothy was employed as a lab technician for...
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Lena M. Pine

April 20, 1947 - July 5, 2017

EASTON——Lena M. (Poillucci) Pine, 70, a resident of Easton for the past 35 years, died July 5, 2017 at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Charles D. "Charlie" Pine. Born in Stoughton, a daughter of the late Louis E. and Maria N. (Massarelli) Poillucci, she was raised in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. ...
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William R. Thomas, Sr.

October 25, 1941 - June 28, 2017

BROCKTON----William R. Thomas Sr., 75, a lifelong resident of Brockton, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Baypointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Anne F. (Danielczyk) Thomas. Born in Pembroke, a son of the late Irene (Thomas) Brooks, he was raised and educated in Brockton. A veteran of the US Army he served as an SP4 during...
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Barbara L. Holland

February 25, 1927 - June 27, 2017

EASTON——Barbara L. (Green) Holland, 90, a resident of Easton for the past 60 years, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late James E. Holland Sr. Born in Stoughton, a daughter of the late Louis J. and Helen (Kowalewski) Green, she was raised in Stoughton and was a 1945 graduate of...
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Michael J. Doherty

September 22, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Michael J. Doherty, 73, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2012, formerly of Easton, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL.  He was born September 22, 1943 in Boston, MA to Michael and Ellen Doherty, now deceased. Mike was a devoted husband and best friend to his wife Maryann.  He had an infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor that endeared...
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Walter F. Kamens

September 5, 1929 - June 16, 2017

Walter F. Kamens, 87, of Terryville (Plymouth), CT and most recently Brockton, MA, passed away on June 16, 2017 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Walter was the youngest son of the late Henry and Gertrude Kamens. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Henry and Charles Kamens of Terryville, CT, and his sister, Frances K. Ramsden of Brockton, MA. After graduating from...
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Carina T. Pulcini

July 22, 1931 - June 9, 2017

CANTON---Carina T. (Cesario) Pulcini, age 85 of Canton, passed into eternal rest unexpectedly on June 9 at her home. Daughter of Gaetano and Angela Cesario, she moved from New York to Boston, where she met her beloved late husband, Ralph. Carina enjoyed being the "neighborhood seamstress," doing crafts & painting, playing bingo, cooking for large family gatherings, and supporting Catholic...
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Joanne Taylor

April 20, 1930 - June 3, 2017

MIDDLEBORO—-Joanne (Harvey) Taylor, 87, of Middleboro, formerly of Easton, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Everett Buckman and Frederick Taylor. Born in Easton, a daughter of the late Clifford and Alice (Berry) Harvey, she was raised in Easton and was a 1948 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A homemaker when her children were young,...
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Francis W. Williams, Jr.

January 4, 1926 - May 30, 2017

EASTON——Francis W. WIlliams Jr., 91, a resident of Easton for the past 56 years, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marilyn R. (Sevey) Williams and would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on May 31st. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Francis W. and Bertha (Holt) Williams, he was raised in Brockton and was...
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Jedrick R. Casey

April 9, 1954 - May 29, 2017

EASTON——Jedrick R. Casey, 63, a lifelong resident of Easton, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, 2017 at his vacation home in Bristol, NH. He was the beloved husband of Gail M. (Hallett) Casey for 37 years. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Walter B. and Gladys (Richard) Casey, he was raised in Easton and was a 1972 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. He continued his education at...
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Edward J. Rizzi

November 22, 1957 - May 27, 2017

AVON——Edward J. Rizzi, 59, a resident of Avon for the past 21 years, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Donna A. (Demling) Rizzi for 19 years. Born in Quincy, a son of the late Arthur J. and Theresa S. (Young) Rizzi, he was raised in Quincy and Randolph and was a graduate of Randolph High School....
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William J. Curran , Jr

April 15, 1955 - May 26, 2017

STOUGHTON——William J. Curran Jr. 62, of Stoughton, formerly of Randolph, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Life Care Center of Raynham. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Carter) Curran. Born in Boston, a son of William J and Frances E. (Smith) Curran, he was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Don Bosco High School. William worked as a painter and was the proprietor of Curran...
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Anthony F. "Tony" Kemzura

December 2, 1937 - May 23, 2017

EASTON—-Anthony F. "Tony" Kemzura, 79, a longtime resident of Easton, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Seredzius, Lithuania, a son of the late Steven and Antanina (Gerulaitis) Kemzura, he immigrated to the US at a young age during WWII, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. A member of the Army National Guard for 8 years, Anthony...
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Donald R. Trettis

August 27, 1929 - May 18, 2017

EASTON—-Donald R. Trettis, 87, of Easton, formerly of Cohasset, passed away surrounded by loved ones Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital of cardiac arrest. He had endured Parkinson's Disease since 2004 and managed to live with grace and optimism. He was the beloved husband of Ann R. (Ryan) Trettis for 30 years. Born in Kingston, PA., a son of the late Thomas and Josephine ...
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Ellen D. Bruce

September 13, 1945 - May 18, 2017

Of Easton, MA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and registered nurse, at 71 lived with grace and courage with a very rare cancer. Beloved wife for over 50 years of Robert W. and much loved mother of Shannon Elliott, and her husband Todd, of Portland OR, and Robert G., and his wife Jennifer, of Raynham, MA, and Erin C. Bruce of Brooklyn, NY. Dear sister of Carolyn M. Evans, and her husband...
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Christina M. Cappiello

July 27, 1948 - May 16, 2017

EASTON——-Christina M. (Harris) Cappiello, 68, a resident of Easton for the past 32 years, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at home under the care of her family. She was the wife of Jack A. Cappiello for 49 years. Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late Richard and Florence (Perrotta) Harris, she was raised in West Bridgewater and was a graduate of West Bridgewater High School. Christina was...
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Christine Healey

March 26, 1951 - May 13, 2017

EASTON——Christine Healey, 66, of Easton, formerly of Canton, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home. She was the former wife of Richard J. Kent of Easton. Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late Walter and Joan L. (McNamara) Healey, she was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School and was the OA Tiger Mascott during her years at Oliver Ames. A homemaker...
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William J. Pohl

October 9, 1928 - May 8, 2017

RAYNHAM——William J. Pohl, 88, a resident of Raynham for the past 55 years, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Marion Manor of Taunton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Lorraine S. (Godsoe) Pohl for 66 years. Born in Boston, a son of the late William J. and Norah A. (Geraughty) Pohl, he was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. A veteran of...
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Kathleen M. Sevigny

January 11, 1951 - May 7, 2017

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Kathleen M. (Hurley) Sevigny Kathleen M. Sevigny, 66, entered into rest on May 7, 2017 at home in Dover, MA surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born on January 11, 1951 in Boston, MA to Albert Hurley and Geraldine Page Hurley. Kathleen was a resident of Dedham, MA from 1985 to 1999. Kathleen and her husband Arnold moved to Dover, MA in 1999. ...
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Linsey Marie Malia

September 26, 1995 - May 6, 2017

EASTON——Linsey Marie Malia, 21, of Easton, formerly of Natick, an honors student at Stonehill College in Easton, died May 6, 2017 in a boating crash in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she was studying this semester. Born in Natick, a daughter of Melissa Malia of New Bedford and John Sears and his wife Jesse of Kittery, ME., she was raised in Natick and was a 2014 graduate of Natick High...
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Patricia G. DeCosta

March 17, 1937 - May 6, 2017

RAYNHAM----Passed into heaven on May 6, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Brockton MA on St. Patrick's Day 1937, she was appropriately named Patricia "Pat". Pat or "Trisha" as she was known to family was the beloved daughter of Leonard and Mabel Bolinder. Pat was a very devoted daughter and told her family all her life she "missed her parents". It brings us comfort to know she has been...
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Bonnie Lee MacKenzie

June 21, 1943 - April 30, 2017

EASTON——Bonnie Lee (Bryan) MacKenzie, 73, a resident of Easton for 30 years, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Blue Hills Health & Rehabilitation in Stoughton with her loving family at her side. Born in Charlestown, a daughter of the late John and Frances (Sweeney) Bryan, she was raised and educated in Charlestown. She continued her education at Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. Bonnie...
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Austin M. Joyce, Jr.

March 18, 1933 - April 28, 2017

EASTON——Austin "Mike" Joyce Jr., 84, a resident of Easton for the past 47 years, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Eileen T. Joyce for 59 years. Born in Boston, a son of the late Austin M. and Josephine (Moriarty) Joyce, he was raised in Mattapan and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. He began working...
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Scott D. Peters

July 18, 1947 - April 26, 2017

BROCKTON——Scott D. Peters, 69, died at home unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on April 25,2017.  He was born July 18, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois to Louis and Georgene (Brown) Peters. He grew up in Evanston and graduated from Evanston High School. He went on to graduate from the University of Missouri with a degree in Business Administration in 1970.He worked for many years as a business...
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Margaret E. Miller

September 13, 1938 - April 26, 2017

PLAINVILLE / EASTON—-Margaret (Keeney) Miller, 78, a resident of Plainville for the past 40 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Joseph G. Miller for 60 years. Born on September 9th, 1938, the daughter of the late James and Gertrude (Swan) Keeney, she was a graduate of Cathedral High...
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Rev. Richard J. Segreve C.S.C.

May 5, 1934 - April 22, 2017

EASTON, Mass. – Rev. Richard J. Segreve, C.S.C., 82, died at the Holy Cross Residence at Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., on Saturday, April. 22, 2017. He was born on May 5, 1934 in Boston, Mass., to Harold and Mildred (Minnihan) Segreve. By chance, he attended a Holy Cross parish retreat and saw four Holy Cross Fathers dressed in a black cassock, cape, cord and crucifix. An inquiry...
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Robert J. "Bob" Kane

June 23, 1942 - April 22, 2017

EASTON——-Robert J. "Bob" Kane, 74, founder and co-owner of Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services and a resident of Easton for the past 52 years, died peacefully with dignity and care with his loving family and longtime best friend and business partner by his side on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Born in Boston, a son of the late...
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Michael T. O'Brien

February 7, 1983 - April 16, 2017

EASTON—-Michael T. "O'Brien, 34, of Easton, formerly of Taunton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born in Taunton, a son of Tammy (Bump) Macrina and her husband Joseph Macrina, he was raised in in Taunton and was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School. Michael began learning the professional trade of auto mechanics...
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Robert Davis

July 6, 1932 - April 10, 2017

EASTON——Robert Davis, 84, of Quincy, formerly of Easton, died April 10, 2017 at Quincy Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Symra (Barsky) Davis. Born in Boston, a son of the late Joseph and Sylvia (Matt) Davis, he was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of English High School and attended Boston School of Design. Robert was employed as a...
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Sarah V. Bresnahan

December 27, 1997 - April 6, 2017

EASTON—-Sarah V. Bresnahan, 19, a lifelong resident of Easton, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Deerfield from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born in Plymouth, a daughter of Mark and Cynthia (Hodges) Bresnahan, she was raised in Easton and was a 2016 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. She continued her education at UMass Amherst and was in her freshman year as an...
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Phyllis Arlene Cunningham

July 14, 1946 - April 3, 2017

EASTON---Phyllis Arlene Cunningham of South Easton, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was the wife of William Cunningham and mother to the late Tina (Cunningham) Norton. Phyllis was 70 years old, she leaves behind her husband, brothers and sisters in the Ripley family. She worked at Foot Joy and Cape Cod Cricket Lane Clothing. Her husband would...
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Leland S. "Lee" Towne

May 25, 1950 - April 2, 2017

EASTON — Leland S. "Lee" Towne, 66 years old, a resident of Easton for the past 44 years, died April 2, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Judith (Dunn) Towne for 45 years. Born in Williamstown, MA, a son of the late Leland S. Towne and the late Helen G. (Wright) Towne, he was raised in Williamstown and was a 1968 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional...
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Brenda J. Gillis

September 13, 1963 - April 2, 2017

of Easton, formerly of Stoughton and Canton, April 2, 2017. Cherished wife of Alfred M. "Al" Gillis of Easton. Devoted mother of Alfred M. Gillis II of Easton. Brother of William Cocchi of FL. Niece of Paula & Robert Cocchi of Canton, Joseph Cocchi and Jane Onanian of Canton, and Delores "Dolly" Arsenault of FL. and her son Edward and his wife Kathleen. Cousin of Timothy and Kathleen Riordan...
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Catherine N. Roderick

January 10, 1922 - March 31, 2017

EASTON——Catherine N. (Blood) Roderick, 95, a resident of Easton for over 30 years, died Friday, March 31, 2017 at home under the care of her family. She was the wife of the late Leslie C. Roderick Sr. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Fred S. and Stella M. (Sullivan) Blood, she was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She continued her education and received...
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Robert W. Lewis

February 4, 1961 - March 30, 2017

ATTLEBORO——Robert W. Lewis, 56, of Attleboro, formerly of Easton, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 after a period of failing health. Born in Stoughton, a son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Smith) Lewis, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. Robert was employed as a brick mason. He is survived by his children, Angela Franklin of Athens, GA., Robert...
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Jesse A., Landry

December 24, 1944 - March 28, 2017

DORCHESTER——Jesse A. Landry, 72, of Dorchester, formerly of Easton and Billerica, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston, a son of Henry and Bertha Mae (Clardy) Landry, he was raised and educated in Billerica. Jesse worked as a self-employed truck driver for 30 years and enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his children, Jesse A. Landry Jr....
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John W. Voltolini

June 2, 1956 - March 25, 2017

EASTON——John W. Voltolini, 60, a resident of Easton for the past 22 years, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was the devoted husband of Donna M. (Bruning) Voltolini for 37 years. Born in Cambridge, a son of the late Mary L. (Seibert) Joyce, he was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin. He continued his education at Northeastern University in...
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Robert J. McGranachan

April 15, 1929 - March 24, 2017

TAUNTON——Robert J. "Bob" McGranachan, 87, of Taunton, formerly of Hyde Park, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Longmeadow of Taunton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Mahoney) McGranachan. Born in Boston, a son of the late William and Lillian (Merrill) McGranachan, he was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. Robert was...
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Jane E. Robidoux

March 28, 1934 - March 14, 2017

TAUNTON——Jane E. (Mohan) Robidoux, 82, of Taunton, formerly of Wareham, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at home under the care of her family. Born and raised in Brandon, Vermont, a daughter of the late Bernard and Hazel (Shedd) Mohan, she was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon. Jane was employed as a bookkeeper for American Press. A devoted mother, grandmother and...
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Minnie Fernandes

June 12, 1919 - March 14, 2017

BROCKTON——Minnie (Marques) Fernandes, 97, a resident of Brockton for the past 65 years, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Manuel Fernandes for 77 years. Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late Joseph and Otiquia (Sequeria) Marques, she was raised and educated in Bridgewater. In 1958,...
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George L. Churchill

October 18, 1951 - March 6, 2017

EASTON——-George "Larry" Churchill, 65, a lifelong resident of Easton, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Born in Boston, a son of the late George L. and Eleanor R. (Caseley) Churchill, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. He continued his education at Mass Bay Community College earning a bachelors degree in...
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Diane M. Hight

December 7, 1952 - March 6, 2017

EASTON——Diane M. (Terrill) Hight, 64, a resident of Easton for the past 37 years, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of Gary L. Hight for 37 years. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Robert R. and Marie G. (Frasca) Terrill, she was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School. She continued her education at...
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William V. Powers

December 16, 1938 - March 5, 2017

Powers, William "Billy", of Brockton, passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of March 5th 2017, at the age of 78 years. Born and raised in Boston, Billy enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country as a medic. After an honorable discharge, he worked at various jobs. For the first fifteen years, he was employed at Lampert's Beef and Bertolino Beef, both of...
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Frederick J. Murphy

July 29, 1932 - March 4, 2017

EASTON-- Frederick J. Murphy, 84, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on the 4th day of March in Yarmouth, MA, after a brief illness. He is the husband of the late Thelma M. (Poliseno) Murphy of Yarmouth, MA. Born in Brockton, MA on July 29, 1932, a son of the late Margaret (Cahill) Murphy and Frederick G. Murphy, he was raised in Easton and educated in Taunton at Coyle. Fred was an...
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Jeanne Solimini

August 13, 1939 - March 2, 2017

Jeanne Solimini, 77, of Abington, MA passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017, with family by her side.  Born in Brockton she was the eldest daughter of the late Raymond (Chief One Bear) Tremblay and Eleanor (Lincoln) Tremblay (Leonard).  Jeanne grew up in Brockton and attended Brockton schools.  She was a caring mother and homemaker and the wife of the late Lawrence "Larry" Solimini.  ...
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George W. Reid

November 10, 1933 - February 28, 2017

EASTON----George William Reid, 83, died after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 28 in Annapolis, MD. He was born in Easton, Massachusetts on November 10, 1933 to Alfred and Rowena (Haskins) Reid. He married Joanne Marie DeChambeau in 1956 who gave birth to their son, David Alan Reid. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1964 he married Francis Ann (Farnsworth) Reid, his loving wife...
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Albert E. LaRosee

August 31, 1924 - February 19, 2017

HINGHAM--Albert E. LaRosee, 92, of Hingham, formerly of Easton, Dracut and Boston, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Georgianna G. (Bentis) LaRosee for 64 years. Born in Waltham, a son of the late Albert E. and Catherine A. (MacDonald) LaRosee, he was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of St. Columbkille's High School. A...
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Dorothea K. Lewis

September 16, 1943 - February 18, 2017

EASTON---Dorothea K. (Williams) Lewis passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 18th, 2017, after a long illness. She was a nurse for forty years at Norwood Hospital, Goddard Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital. She dedicated her life to caring for people in her work and at home. Her many joys included her artwork, their home in Maine, visiting her many friends and...
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Dana W. Coombs

May 19, 1941 - February 18, 2017

EASTON—-Dana W. Coombs, 75, a resident of Easton for the past 41 years, died Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was the husband of Paulette C. (LeBlanc) Coombs for 49 years. Born in Brunswick, Maine, a son of the late Harvey B. and Margaret (Cahill) Coombs, he was raised and educated in Brunswick, ME. A veteran of the US Army, he served as an SP4 during the Vietnam War. Upon honorable...
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Marilyn Jane Azevedo

February 23, 1923 - February 15, 2017

Marilyn Jane (McDougall) Azevedo, 93, of Brockton, Massachusetts, formerly of Easton MA, passed away on February 15, 2017 with her loving family supporting her. Marilyn was born in Brockton, MA on February 23, 1923. She graduated from Oliver Ames High School, North Easton, MA and joined the Navy during WWII. She attended Naval Training Schools in New York and Georgia, achieving the rank of...
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Elizabeth Espinosa

November 3, 1954 - February 8, 2017

BROCKTON——Elizabeth (Pauliks) Espinosa, 62, a longtime resident of Brockton, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Signature Brockton Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Boston, a daughter of Raymond and Mary Jane (Doyle) Pauliks, she was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School and received a certificate as a certified nursing assistant. Elizabeth was employed as...
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Toni S. Chiacchieri

July 19, 1952 - February 5, 2017

EASTON——-Toni S. (Gallo) Chiacchieri, 64, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton with her family at her side after a period of failing health. She was the wife of Stephen D. Chiacchieri for 43 years. Born in Brockton, a daughter of Phyllis (Golder) Gallo of Easton and the late Anthony "Tony" Gallo, she was...
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Robert F. Thornton

March 26, 1931 - February 3, 2017

EASTON—-Robert F. Thornton, 85, a resident of Easton for the past 51 years, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Althea A. (Russell) Thornton. Born in Washington, DC., a son of the late Latha and Marie (Ida) Thornton, he was raised and educated in Jackson Heights, NY. and received a Bachelors iDegree n economics from New...
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James A. Shyne, Jr.

November 17, 1972 - February 3, 2017

EASTON——James A. Shyne, Jr., 44, of Washington, DC., formerly of Easton, died on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was the husband of Anna Carolina (Costa Berto) Shyne of Washington, DC. Born in Attleboro, a son of James Shyne Sr. of Brewster and Kathleen (Silvia) Boyle and her husband Michael J. Boyle of Easton, he was raised in Easton and was a 1990 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. ...
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Kathleen M. Kenneway

March 13, 1946 - February 1, 2017

EASTON——Kathleen M. (Gilbert) Kenneway, 70, of Easton, formerly of Halifax, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton after a period of failing health. Born in Brockton, a daughter of Orville J. and Lillian M. (Demings) Gilbert, she was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. Kathleen worked as a certified nursing assistant at...
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Joseph J. Vallon, Sr.

May 31, 1935 - February 1, 2017

FALL RIVER-----Joseph "Skip" Vallon, Sr., 81, of Fall River, formerly of West Bridgewater, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, after a bout of pneumonia. He was comforted by loved ones. Skip was born in Brighton on May 31, 1935, and was the son of the late Joseph John Vallon and Sophie Deluco Vallon Will. He was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School in Easton, where he played baseball and...
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Mary E. Cotone

February 6, 1936 - January 27, 2017

EASTON——Mary E. (Hagerty) Cotone, 80, of Easton, formerly of Randolph, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late William and Cleo (Gill) Hagerty, she was raised in Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. Mary was employed in the quality control division at Newcan...
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Aimee T. Oljey

July 3, 1985 - January 25, 2017

EASTON——Aimee T. Oljey, 31, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, a daughter of Jonathan and Teresa (Bryant) Baker, she was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. She entered the US Airforce and served and was honorably discharged. She continued her education earning a degree as a medical assistant. ...
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Donna K. McIntyre

September 7, 1956 - January 24, 2017

EASTON——Donna K. (Kudzy) McIntyre, 60, a resident of Easton for the past 30 years, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at home under the care of her family. She was the wife of Kevin G. McIntyre, Esq. for 35 years. Born in Kingston, NY, a daughter of Theodore M. Kudzy of Red Hook, NY and the late Mary E. (O'Leary) Kudzy, she was raised in Red Hook, NY and was a graduate of Red Hook High School...
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Michael J. Healey

November 14, 1951 - January 21, 2017

RAYNHAM——Michael J. Healey, 65, of Raynham, formerly of Easton, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Barbara M. (Garneau) Healey for 36 years and were to celebrate their wedding anniversary January 26. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Daniel T. and Ruth I. (Olson) Healey, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran of the...
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George E. Kingsbury, Jr

November 20, 1951 - January 14, 2017

EASTON——George E. Kingsbury Jr., 65, of Easton, formerly of Hanover, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Brockton, a son of the late George E. and Avis M. (Adams) Kingsbury Sr., he was raised in Hanover and was a graduate of Hanover High School. A veteran of the US Army, he served as an SP4 during the Vietnam War. Upon honorable discharge he began working...
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Nancy M. Hallett

June 21, 1927 - January 13, 2017

EASTON—-Nancy M. (French) Hallett, 89, a resident of Easton for the past 66 years, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hallett. Born in Methuen, a daughter of the late Raymond and Betsy (Adams) French, she was raised and educated in Methuen and East Boston and was a graduate of East...
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Robert A. Farrand

January 15, 1937 - January 13, 2017

EASTON——Robert A. Farrand, 79, a resident of Easton for the past 40 years, died Friday morning at Good Samaritan Medical Center, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Marguerite (Wise) Farrand for 54 years.   Born in Boston, a son of the late Harold C. and Gladys (Keller) Farrand, he was raised and educated in Braintree.  A veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Air Force and...
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Donna Gene Swale

October 7, 1947 - January 2, 2017

EASTON——Donna Gene (Daniels) Swale, 69, of Canton, formerly of Easton and East Bridgewater, died Monday, January 2, 2016 at Blue Hill Alzheimer's Care Center after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late William B and Grace (French) Daniels, she was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School Class of 1965. A resident of Canton for 20 years...
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Mildred Marshall

September 23, 1924 - December 31, 2016

STOUGHTON——Mildred (Finney) Marshall, 92, a resident of Stoughton for the past 70 years, died peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Copley at Stoughton after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Robert Marshall and were married for 66 years. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Ernest and Gladys (Broadbent) Finney, she was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of...
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Robert W. Fleming

October 21, 1999 - December 30, 2016

EASTON——Robert W. Fleming, 17, a lifelong resident of Easton, died December 30, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Easton in which Robert's father, William R. Fleming also died. Born in Brockton, a son of Deena E. (Cook) Fleming of Easton and the late William R. Fleming, he was raised in Easton and was an 11th grade junior...
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William R. Fleming

May 15, 1959 - December 30, 2016

EASTON——William R. Fleming, 57, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Friday, December 30, 2016 in Easton from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was the beloved husband of Deena Ellen (Cook) Fleming for 17 years and loving father of the late Robert W. Fleming who also died from injuries sustained in the accident. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Robert and Roberta (Holmes)...
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Dominic A. Vaccaro

December 11, 1921 - December 22, 2016

EASTON——Dominic A. Vaccaro, 95, a resident of Brockton for the past 28 years, died Thursday, December, 22, 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis T. (Snyder) Vaccaro. Born in Dedham, a son of the late Guiseppe and Maria (Greto) Vaccaro, he was raised in Dedham and was a graduate of Dedham High School. He continued his education...
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Melissa K Harrison

November 1, 1982 - December 20, 2016

TAUNTON----Melissa K. (Ivanoski) Harrison, 34, passed away suddenly on December 20, 2016 at the Castle Hospital in Kailua, Hawaii after a courageous life long battle with a chronic pancreatic disorder. Melissa was born and raised in Easton Massachusetts. She resided in Taunton Massachusetts with her beloved husband, Alexander Harrison of 11 years. After attending Easton public schools,...
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Carl A. Kempf

March 18, 1926 - December 19, 2016

EASTON——Carl A. Kempf, 90, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at home under the care of his family. He was the devoted husband of the late Albertina (Roque) Kempf. Born in Easton, a son of the late Carl A. and Anna M. (McNabb) Kempf, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran of WWII, he served as a Seaman First Class in...
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Georgianna G. LaRosee

January 22, 1923 - December 14, 2016

HINGHAM——Georgianna G. ( Bentis) LaRosee, 93, of Hingham, formerly of Easton, Dracut and Boston, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 after a period of failing health. She was the wife of Albert E. LaRosee of Hingham for 64 years. Born in Lowell, a daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Paplisiaos) Bentis, she was raised in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School. A veteran of WWII,...
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Marie L. Green

November 26, 1942 - December 11, 2016

EASTON—-Marie L. (Vinal) Green, 74, a resident of Easton for the past 21 years, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Gerald Green, Herbert Gibson and companion of the late William F. "Bill" Bertarelli. Born in Los Angeles, CA., a daughter of the late Frank E and Mary Ann (Mahoney) Vinal, she was raised in Middleboro and was a graduate...
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Rev. Donald J. Haycock C.S.C.

February 19, 1930 - December 9, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C., 86, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Hazelton, Pa., to Ross and Marie (Helferty) Haycock. He was received into the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1952; made his First Profession on Aug. 16, 1953; graduated from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., in 1955; professed his Final...
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Bradlee B. Graves, Sr.

October 30, 1926 - November 29, 2016

EASTON—-Bradlee B. Graves Sr., 90, a resident of Easton for the past 45 years, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was the husband of Verla C. (Carter) Graves for 49 years. Born in Waitsfield, VT., a son of the late William and Carolyn (Bover) Graves, he was raised and educated in Waitsfield, VT. Bradlee was the proprietor of Randolph Exxon...
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Christine L. McLaughlin

July 28, 1964 - November 27, 2016

EASTON—-Christine L. "Lee" (Ward) McLaughlin, 52, a resident of Easton for the past 30 years, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a period of failing health. She was the wife of Michael Breault of Easton. Born in Brockton, a step-daughter of Peter Mullen of Newport, RI., and daughter of the late Christine L. (Lee) Mullen and Cornelius Ward, she was raised...
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Charles P. Edlund, Jr.

April 5, 1951 - November 19, 2016

BRIDGEWATER——Charles P. Edlund Jr., 65, of Bridgewater, formerly of East Bridgewater and Easton, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton after a period of failing health. Born in Brockton, a son of Evelyn R. (Richardson) Edlund of Easton and the late Charles P. Edlund, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran...
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Robert L. Pollard

August 14, 1951 - November 19, 2016

EASTON- Robert L. Pollard, age 65, entered into eternal life on November 19, 2016 after a brief illness. Bob was born and raised in Braintree and has lived in Easton since 1985. He graduated from Suffolk University and received a masters degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Pollard served in the Mass Army National Guard for 21 years, retiring as a major. He was a manager for A.T.&T...
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John "Jake" Meade

September 2, 1933 - November 1, 2016

EASTON——John E. "Jake" Meade, 83, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Guardian Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Dorothy R. (LaFratta) Meade. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Richard W. and Catherine P. (McDonald) Meade, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. He continued his...
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Tharon "Penny" Yesucevitz

January 18, 1946 - November 1, 2016

BROCKTON——Tharon "Penny" Yesucevitz, 70, a lifelong resident of Brockton, died November 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of James E. Yesucevitz for 53 years. Born in Brockton, a daughter of Bertha Richards-Mignault, she was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. A member of the Liberty Baptist Church in...
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Joseph D. Clark

September 19, 1966 - October 30, 2016

EASTON——Joseph D. Clark, 50, of Easton, formerly of Roslindale, died peacefully in his sleep on October 30, 2016 while on a hunting trip in Waldo, Maine. He was the husband of Tara J. (LeClair) Clark. Born in Boston, a son of the late William and Sylvia (McNulty) Clark. he was raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of West Roxbury High School. He entered the US Army and served as a...
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Alan E. Shepherd

October 31, 1931 - October 30, 2016

RAYNHAM—-Alan E. Shepherd, 84, of Raynham, formerly of Brockton and Easton, died Sunday, October 30, 2016, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jacqueline A. (Lane) Shepherd for 63 years. Born in Boston, a son of the late Harold V. and Mary E. (McFarland) Shepherd, he was raised in Wollaston and was a graduate of North Quincy High School. A veteran...
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Robert Clawson

March 12, 1931 - October 29, 2016

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3King James Version (KJV) Robert...
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Ronald Buck

June 5, 1930 - October 25, 2016

EASTON—Ronald Buck of Easton, Massachusetts. Ronald "Mike" Buck was married to Rose Freitas Buck, also of Easton, for 60 years, and together they have nine children: Gregory Buck, Christopher Buck, Cynthia Huyffer, Stephen Buck, Janine Martinelli, Jacquelyn Rose, Benjamin Buck, Bernadette Buck, and Alexander Buck. Ron was raised in Easton, and attended Olivier Ames High School. After High...
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Alden B. Sarty

August 22, 1947 - October 23, 2016

EASTON---Alden B. Sarty of South Easton, Massachusetts, passed away on October 23, 2016 peacefully after a brave battle with renal cell carcinoma. Born in Brockton in 1947, he was a lifelong resident of Easton, a son to the late Stephen and Sadie (Demont) Sarty. He graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1965. He worked as a truck driver for T. L. Edwards for over 40 years. Alden...
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Mary J. Totman

July 17, 1926 - October 20, 2016

STOUGHTON—-Mary J. (McPhillips) Totman, 90, a resident of Stoughton for the past 65 years, died peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton with her family at her side. She was the wife of William H. Totman Sr. Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (Buckley) McPhillips, she was raised in Brockton and was a 1946...
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Daniel P. Shannon

July 8, 1990 - October 6, 2016

TAUNTON---Daniel P. Shannon, 26, passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday October 6th, 2016. Born in Stoughton, MA, Daniel was raised in Brockton, MA attended Saint Joseph's School in Holbrook, MA and eventually moved to Taunton, MA with his family, where he graduated from Taunton High School in 2008. He was a former altar server of eight years with Saint Joseph's Church in Holbrook, MA,...
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Rosanna M. Doucette

December 14, 1923 - October 6, 2016

EASTON——Rosanna M. (Doherty) Doucette, 92, of Easton, formerly of Stoughton and Raynham, died Thursday, October 6, 2016 at home and under the care of her family. She was the wife of the late Eugene F. Doucette, Sr. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Elizabeth (O'Neil) Doherty, she was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. Rosanna was...
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Casey L. Richard

June 17, 1991 - October 1, 2016

RAYNHAM——Casey L. Richard, 25, a resident of Raynham, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford from an infection due to a long illness. Born in Stoughton, a daughter of Michael W. and Robin J. (Rupprecht) Richard, she was raised in Raynham and was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School and attended Bridgewater State University. Casey was employed as a...
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Thomas J. Murray, Sr.

October 9, 1930 - September 29, 2016

EASTON—-Thomas J. Murray, Sr., 85, of Wind Gap, PA., formerly of Easton, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his home after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Beverley (Kinney-Erbeck) Murray and the companion of Maryann Rissmiller of Wind Gap, PA. Born in Brockton, a son of the late James R. and Berenice (Richardson) Murray, he was raised in West Bridgewater and was...
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Elliott Rowlands, Sr.

January 20, 1941 - September 29, 2016

EASTON——Elliott M. Rowlands Sr., 75, a resident of Easton for the past 40 years, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at home. He was the husband of Carol (Castriano) Rowlands for 37 years. Born in Boston, a son of the late Grafton and Barbara (Bernbaum) Rowlands, he was raised in Boston and was a graduate of the Boston Public Schools. Elliott worked in the food service industry and was...
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Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C.

June 30, 1927 - September 24, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C., 89, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, to Dominic and Teresina (Verano) Carchidi, who immigrated from Southern Italy, the region of Calabria. The 14th of 15 children, Fr. Carchidi attended public high school during World War II, then entered Our Lady...
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Kenneth Matthews, Jr.

July 15, 1964 - September 23, 2016

MANSFIELD----Kenneth G. Matthews Jr., 52, of Mansfield, died Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Boston, a son of Kenneth G. Matthews Sr. of Melbourne, FL., and Janice M. (Jannotta) Matthews of Easton, he was raised in Canton and was a graduate of Canton High School. Kenneth was employed as a flooring installer for his family's business, Complete Flooring Solutions for 35 years. His...
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Rebecca L. "Becca" Harrison

November 14, 1983 - September 21, 2016

Rebecca (Becca) Lynn Harrison peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. Becca fought to overcome an opioid disease with family support and her own strong attempt. She was able to rebut this disease on a number of occasions. Becca graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 2002. She excelled at both basketball and soccer. Becca loved...
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Wynona S. Gros

August 9, 1928 - September 16, 2016

EASTON——Wynona S. (Standsbury) Gros, 88, a resident of Easton for the past 20 years, died September 16, 2016 at West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton after a period of failing health. Born in Morgan City, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Standsbury, she was raised and educated in Morgan City, Louisiana. She was a resident of Berwick, LA for many years before moving...
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Mariner Alden Newman

March 18, 1930 - September 10, 2016

Mariner Alden Newman, 86, died peacefully surrounded by his family on September 10, 2016. He was the loving husband of the late Janet (Church) Newman and beloved father of Cynthia DiMestico and husband David of East Falmouth, MA, Melissa Newman of Bellingham, MA, Donna Dismukes and husband Tony of Belchertown, MA, Marsha McNamara and husband Mark of Bellingham, MA and Eric Newman and wife Karin...
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Hector M. McMenamy

June 13, 1995 - September 10, 2016

BOURNE——Hector M. McMenamy, 21, a lifelong resident of Bourne, died Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Brockton, he was the beloved son of Patricia L. (Freitas) McMenamy of Bourne and the late Michael J. McMenamy, he was raised and educated in Bourne. Hector was employed as a cook for the 99 restaurant in Mashpee. In addition to his mother Patty, he is survived by his siblings,...
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Brian E. Doherty

June 3, 1962 - September 3, 2016

EASTON——Brian E. Doherty, 54, of Easton, formerly of Brockton, died Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital after an 8 month crusade against lung cancer. He was the devoted husband of Kathlene M. (Franco) Doherty for 29 years. Born in Milton and raised in Dorchester, son of the late James J. and Joan (Diver) Doherty, he was educated in Boston and graduated from...
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