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Recent Boston Globe Obituaries

Posted: 3 Jul 2001 4:22AM GMT
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Larry Murphy
Boston, MA

1. Beers, Sarah A.
PLYMOUTH DORCHESTER EASTON
Of Plymouth formerly of Dorchester May 12 Sarah A. (Morrison) Beers, wife of Harrison H. Beers, mother of Mary Lee of Easton, Eleanor Delaney of Hull & FL, Harrison S. Beers of Boston and Richard F. Beers of Plymouth, sister of Mary DeGaul, Elizabeth Gillis and Annie MacNeil all of Nova Scotia and Alex Morrison of FL, also survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral prayers will be said in the George L. Copeland & Son Funeral Home, 38 Center St., EASTON Thur. May 17 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours Wed. 5-8 PM. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Late secretary for her husband at Beers Roofing Co. in Boston.


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2. Blair, Mabel L.
CANTON
Of Canton, May 11, Mabel L. (Langille) age 57. Beloved wife of Frederick G. Jr. Mother of Frederick G., III of Canton. Grandmother of Ashley, McKalia and Kyle. Sister of Claude, Sonny and Vic Langille all of Nova Scotia. Relatives and friends invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St. CANTON, Tuesday morning at 9. Visiting hours Monday 5-8 PM. Interment private. Donations may be made in her memory to the Mass Hospital School, 3 Randolph St., Canton, MA 02021. Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 781-828-0811


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3. Boliver, May E.
EVERETT
Of Everett, April 23, 2001, May E. (Harmon), at 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Stanley A. Boliver. Loving mother of John of Everett, Edith Giardini of Peabody, Stanley and his wife Agatha of Cambridge, Frank and his wife Noretta of W. Peabody, Judith Rizzo and her husband Edmund of Everett, and the late Evelyn Boliver. Dear sister of Bertha Herman of Nova Scotia, Fanny Frausil of British Columbia, Dean, Ernest, George, and Marion, all of Nova Scotia. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held at the J. F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, EVERETT, on Thursday, April 26th at 10 AM. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday (today) from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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4. Butterfield, Bessie Jane
MEDWAY
Bessie Jane (Harrison) of Medway died peacefully May 23. Beloved wife of the late Clifford A. Butterfield M.D. mother of Diana L. Fletcher and her husband Richard of Franklin N.H., Linda L. Novello and her husband Rocco of Medway, Jean Conditio and her husband Franklin of S. Dennis. Sister of Alma MacDonald of Trenton Nova Scotia, Hilbert Harrison of Woburn and the late Dorothy McKay. Grandmother of Christian Hodgdon and her husband David of Medway. Greatgrandmother of Allen Noel Hodgdon of Medway. Calling hours in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home 3 Barber St,. MEDWAY Friday 2-4 7-9. Services are private. Interment will be in Springfield, Maine.


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5. Coffin, Anne
BROOKLINE CHESTNUT HILL
Of Chestnut Hill, May 3, 2001, Anne (MacDonald). Beloved wife of the late Monty Coffin. Mother of Barbara J. Coffin of Chestnut Hill, and Montana Ganley of Fryeburg, ME. Grandmother of Laura Ann Countryman and her husband Lee of Duanesburg, NY, and the late David Ganley. Great grandmother of Amanda, Ryan, and Alanna. Sister of Vincent MacDonald and Christine MacDonald both of Judique, Nova Scotia. Anne is predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Monday morning at 10:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Lawrence Church, Chestnut Hill, at 11:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8. Interment Walnut Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Anne may be made to St. Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.


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6. Costello, Margaret A.
MATTAPAN WALPOLE
Margaret A. in Norwood formerly of Mattapan April 3. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Costello. Aunt of Lawrence and Carol Gleason of Walpole and several nephews in Nova Scotia. Services in the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main St., WALPOLE, Friday at 11:00. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation on Friday from 10-11:00. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.


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7. DeWolf, Marie R.
CHELSEA WEYMOUTH
Marie R. (Gregoire) age 88 a native of Chelsea and former resident of Raymond, NH and Weymouth, died May 13th in Braintree. Widow of Walter DeWolf, mother of Joan Doyle of Plymouth, Mass.; Raymond DeWolf of Arizona & Stephen DeWolf of Nova Scotia; a sister, Louise Gregoire of NY and sister in law Mary Gregoire of Chelsea, MA. Funeral services will be held Wed at 11 am from St. Joseph's Church, Rt 27, Epping NH with Burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Epping. Friends may call from 10 until 10:45 on Wed. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Pleasant St (Rt 27) EPPING, NH


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8. Dulong, Harry
BRAINTREE SAUGUS MALDEN
Of Braintree, formerly of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Malden, June 30, 2001, Harry. Beloved husband of the late Jeannette C. (Landry) Dulong, to whom he had been married for 71 years. They were visited by His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law occasion of their 70th. Anniversary. Devoted father of Elmer F. Dulong of Hampton, VA., Hazel R. Hartigan of Saugus and Anne E. O'Brien of Braintree. Father of the late George Dulong. He is survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral from the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., BRAINTREE, on Friday, July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church, South Braintree Square at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., So. Braintree, 02184 or to the Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr., Braintree, MA. 02184. Harry was a 50 year member of Local #218 Carpenters Union.


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9. Erb, Herbert M.
SOMERVILLE WOBURN FLORIDA
Herbert M. of Florida, formerly of Somerville and Woburn, died April 27. Husband of Gretchen Noonan. Father of Debra Saverse, Gale Erb, Garry Erb of Somerville, James Erb of North Andover, Stacey Issac of Japan & Ryan Erb & the late Bradley Erb of ME. Friend of Lorraine Erb Grande. Also survived by 9 grandchildren. Son of Elizabeth Erb of Nova Scotia. Brother of Robert Erb, Joan Erb & Marilyn Erb, all of Nova Scotia. Memorial service Tues. at 10 o'clock at Christ Episcopal Church, 66 Fellsway West, Somerville, MA.


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10. Husek, Helen
BOSTON FLORIDA
Helen Husek, 97, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 19, 2001 in Sarasota, Florida following a brief illness. She was born April 6, 1903, in Sanislawow, Poland (now the Ukraine) to Jacob and Amalia Rosenberg Pollak. In 1914 her family fled to Austria when the Russians invaded. Mrs. Husek received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1928. In 1939 she married Hans Husek, and, once again became a refugee, as they fled (this time from the Nazis) to the United States. They settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where from 1942 until her retirement. Mrs. Husek worked for The Polaroid Company on three dimensional photography and dye chemistry, during which time she earned half a dozen patents. In her last few years at Polaroid, she started the company's chemical information center. In 1968 Mrs. Husek and her husband retired to Sarasota. However, they continued to spend summers at their cabin in Nova Scotia until Mr. Husek died in 1980. A true renaissance woman, Mrs. Husek remained well informed on a wide range of subjects, including history, politics and music; she spoke five languages and read another three. Her hobbies included championship level bridge, playing the piano, going to concerts, using her computer (which she mastered at the age of 93), reading, and her pet cat, She was able to pursue these interests until the end - even passing her last driver's test at the age of 97. Dr. Husek was preceded in death by her husband Hans; sisters Dr. Bettina Bruckner and Dr. Jenny Hall; nieces Dr. Dorothea Hellman and Dr. Ruth Puckett, and nephew Peter Tagger. She is survived by her nephews and their wives, Drs. Andrew and Judy Bruckner of Santa Barbara, California and Dr. Emmanuel and Sandy Hellman of Tucson, Arizona; niece and husband, Drs. Marianne and Arndt von Hippel of Anchorage, Alaska; niece Ronnie Tagger of San Francisco. California; great-nephews Ted, Bill, and Frank von Hippel, Steven Hellman, and Ted and Michael Bruckner; great-nieces Debbie Hellman Harris, Karin von Hippel, Stefanie Grutman, and Michelle Novey, and thirteen great-great nephews and nieces; her companion and good friend Barbara Sharman of Sarasota; and many, many friends. Memorial donations may be sent to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035-4792, or Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498. The family plans a private Memorial Service in another state at a later time.


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11. King, Mary G.
QUINCY HANSON NEWBURYPORT
Mary G. (MacDonald), of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 10, 2001. Beloved wife of Luke J. King. Beloved mother of Marie G. Ryan of Hanson and Barbara M. MacDonald of Cape Breton. Sister of Catherine MacDonald of Cape Breton, C. Margaret Campbell of Newburyport, Sarah M. MacLellan of Halifax, NS, Annie Belle MacNeil and John R. MacDonald both of Cape Breton and the late Mary J. Donahue and John A. MacDonald. Also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandsons. Funeral from the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., (Off Hancock St.) QUINCY CENTER on Friday morning at 9:00. Funeral Liturgy in St. Joseph Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Quincy. A Pro-Burial Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church on Monday, April 16 at 10:00 A.M. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Joseph Church, 550 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169. For directions, please visit www.sweeneyfuneral homes.baweb.com.


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12. McMullin, Emma Gladys
TOPSFIELD ACTON CANADA
In Toronto, Canada, formerly of Topsfield, May 16, 2001, Emma Gladys (Keating). Dearly loved wife of 46 years of the late Roderick Anthony McMullin. Beloved mother of Michael and his wife Patty of FL., Gladys of Toronto and Joseph and his wife Harriet of Acton. Loved grandmother of Maria, Michael, Jennifer and Brandy of FL. Step-grandmother of Lisa Phillips, and Jennifer and Sarah Marai of San Diego, CA. Great grandmother of Searra Marie of FL., and step-great grandmother of John and Trevor Phillips of San Diego. Daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Fenton) Keating of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sister of the late Margaret, Edith, William and Colin Keating, all of Halifax. Interment services are Thurs. May 24th at 10am, in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield.


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13. Melanson, Marie
CAMBRIDGE
of Cambridge, June 13, Marie "Rose" (Doucette), born in Digby County, Nova Scotia. Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Melanson. Devoted mother of Marion Eurglunes and her husband Francis of Reno, Nevada, Charlie Melanson of Cambridge, Jean Wilson and her husband Roger of CT, Dorothy Mooney and her husband Bill of Billerica and the late Joseph Melanson. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral from the Babalas & DeMarkles Funeral Home, 336 Broadway, CAMBRIDGE, Monday at 8:00am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Cambridge at 9:00am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours, Sunday 6-9pm. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 in her memory.


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14. Pennacchio, Filomena
BOSTON
Filomena, of Boston, June 28, age 88 years. Wife of the late Felice Pennacchio. Beloved mother of Eufrazia Ann Hamadeh & her husband Abdulkader of Duxbury, Constance DeRoche & her husband John of Nova Scotia, & Michela Sussman & her husband Earl of NY. Devoted grandmother of Chafik Hamadeh of Duxbury, & Rachel and Jessica Sussman of NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Rt. 3A, Duxbury on Tues. July 3 at 11:00 A.M. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Kingston. Visiting hours prior to the Funeral at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., (Rt. 106) KINGSTON from 9:00-10:30 A.M. Donations in Filomena's memory may be made to Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.


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15. Romkey, Richard W.
WOBURN LEXINGTON
Richard W. of Woburn, April 15, 2001. Husband of Marion M. (Lantz). Father of Sharon R. Crippen and her husband Leonard of Kennebunk, Maine and Barry R. and his wife Theresa of Burlington. Brother of James M. Romkey of Waltham. Grandfather of Emily J. Crippen and Brianne E. and Brett A. Romkey. A funeral service will be held Thursday April 19, at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, at 7PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 5-7PM prior to service. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard's memory may be made to VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Interment Day Springs Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada


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16. Ryan, J. Stephen
CHELMSFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE
J. Stephen Ryan, age 90 of Chelmsford and formerly of Nashua, NH, died June 1, 2001. Husband of Harriet (Gray) Ryan. Prior to retiring, he was a Motorman for the MBTA. Uncle of Alma "Chiki" Rigazio and her husband Paul of Chelmsford, Ronald E. Chisholm of Wakefield, NH, Mary Evans of Alexandria, VA, Patricia Perchard of Hull and Peg Cameron of Nova Scotia. A Funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock from the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD with a Mass to be offered at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Rte. 4, Chelmsford. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home Monday 2-5 PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holt International Children's Services, PO Box 2880, Eugene, OR 97402-0375.


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17. Walworth, Wilbur Y.
CONCORD
Wilbur Y., 83, died at his Concord home April 20 following an extended bout with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease). An electronics engineer, he had served during WWII as a radar field engineer for Submarine Signal Company. After that company's merger with Raytheon, he worked in Raytheon's Systems Division. He pursued many outdoor activities from mountain climbing to scuba diving. He particularly enjoyed gardening in Concord and at his Cape Breton summer home. After retirement Wilbur became a prison volunteer and a staunch advocate for prison reform. He strongly supported land conservation in Concord and in Nova Scotia. Surviving family includes his wife, Vivian; sister Marian Hill; daughters Janis and Irene; sons Alan, Roger and James and several grandchildren. Memorial Service June 29 at 2:00 pm at the First Parish, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. Contributions in Wilbur's memory to Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC), 99 Chauncy St., Rm. 310, Boston, MA 02111 or Nova Scotia Nature Trust, 1657 Barrington St., Suite 217, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C4.





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