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Joseph J. Golomb Sr. of Bedford, a US Navy and US Air Force veteran

Joseph J. Golomb Sr. of Bedford died on July 12, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia L. (Counihan) for 58 years. Flag.jpg

Loving father of the late Joseph J. Golomb Jr.

Loving father of Charlene Golomb and her wife Kris of Boston and Carl Golomb of Clearwater, FL. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Karen Golomb of Chelmsford; sisters-in-law Rose Golomb of Buttonwood PA and Marie Gould of FL; several nieces and nephews, loving cousins, and close friends.

Joe was a proud veteran of the US Navy and the US Air Force.

He loved fishing, winning on the slot machines, and treasuring his beloved wife of 58 years.

Visting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 9-11am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 11:30am. Family and friends invited. 

 

Rose J. (Ciaramaglia) DiPirro, one of Somerville's oldest residents

Rose J. (Ciaramaglia) DiPirro, one of Somerville's oldest residents at age 106, died on June 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas DiPirro for 58 years.

Beloved mother of Elaine Warren and her husband Charles of Somerville and James DiPirro and his wife Kathleen. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Karen Warren of Somerville and Robert Warren and his wife Jennifer of Ashby; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Warren of Ashby, Westley Warren-Fleese of Somerville and Barbara Warren-Fleese of Somerville; and many nieces and nephews.

Rose is pre-deceased by four sisters.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm in Shawsheen Funeral Home.

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Mon. June 29, 2015 at 8:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Catherine's Church, 179 Summer St., Somerville at 11:30am. Visiting hours will be held in St. Catherine's prior to the Funeral Mass, 11-11:30am. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Catherine of Genoa, 179 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143 are appreciated. 

 

Jane E. (Bentley) Wiggins of Bedford

Jane E. (Bentley) Wiggins of Bedford died on June 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Chester B. Wiggins Sr.

Loving mother of Christine Davis and her husband Christopher of Salem, NH; Chester B. Wiggins Jr. and his wife Jessica of Bedford; and Daniel J. Wiggins and his wife Michele of Westford.

Devoted grandmother of Trinity Davis, Madison Wiggins, Logan Davis, Benjamin Wiggins, Camden Davis, Travis Gray, Denali Davis, Mason Wiggins, Annabella Wiggins, and twins, Hunter and Hayden Wiggins.

She is also survived a brother, John Bentley, and several nieces and nephews. Jane is the sister of the late Thomas Bentley and Charles Bentley.

Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, June 29, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. A Funeral Service will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11am. Family and friends are invited.  

 

Sybil D. Strong of Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford

Sybil D. Strong, age 89 of Bedford's Carleton-Willard Village, died peacefully on June 15, 2015.

Formerly of Newton Centre and Weston, Sybil was the beloved wife of Stuart Strong for 64 years.

Beloved mother of Simon Strong of Weston and Daphne Foster of Chestnut Hill, and loving mother-in-law of Sarah Strong and Lawrence Foster. Sybil is also survived by five grandchildren: Maxwell Foster, Clare Foster, Hilary Strong, Audrey Strong and Graham Strong.

A memorial service will be held at a later date; further details will be announced.

Alfredo R. Navato of Lexington

Alfredo R. Navato of Lexington died on June 3, 2015. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Brigid's Church, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington on June 9, 2015 at 10am.

Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. Family and friends are invited.

 

Ruth F. (Maskell) Bougas of Lexington

Ruth F. (Maskell) Bougas of Lexington died on June 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Apollo C. Bougas.

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Ruth attended Berkshire Medical Center Nursing School, graduating in February 1945. She then attended the Boston University Nursing Program (1951-1953), completing her nursing degree with a B.S. in Nursing. She finished her nursing career in Geriatrics in nursing homes around the Boston area, retiring in January 1995. 

Loving mother of four sons: Andrew and his wife Valerie of Billerica, Mark and Mary Iovino of Bedford, Paul and his wife Jacqueline of Littleton, and Matthew and his wife Christine of Gloucester. Also survived by one grand-daughter and nine step-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Mountain View Cemetery, Lenox, MA at 1pm. Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, June 5, 2015 4pm to 8pm. Family and friends invited. 

 

Fred H. Seard Jr. of Lincoln

Fred H. Seard Jr. died on May 17, 2015.

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Born in Chicago, IL on September 3, 1963, he was the son of the late Fred H. Seard Sr. and Ruth (Bandy). Fred served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, retiring after serving in Desert Storm, Kuwait, Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan, and Quatar. He also worked with NATO. Most recently, Fred had been contracted to the DoD to provide CI support to the Missile Defense Agency within the Boston field office assigned region.  

Fred was a proud Military Man, loving husband and father.

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Fred was the husband of Cinzia (Lia) Seard of Lincoln. Loving father of Loredana Seard, Gia Lorena Seard, Selina Seard, and DeAngelo Seard. Brother of James, Mark, Donna, Smita, and Stephanie; cousin of John and Keith. He is also survived by mother-in-law Cosima Caprino, father-in-law Mario Lia, brother-in-law Andy Lia, and sister-in-law Patrizia Lia. 

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30am to 12:30am with a Funeral Service to follow in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Adminstration Hospital Chapel, 200 Springs Road, Bedford at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 are appreciated.  

 

Doris E. (Flynn) Munzing of Bedford

Doris E. (Flynn) Munzing of Bedford died on May 18, 2015 at age of 85. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Munzing.
 
Devoted mother of Steven E. Munzing of Merrimack, NH and Buzzy Munzing of Billerica. She is also survived by a sister, Mary MacDonald and her husband Raymond of Middleboro and a niece, Lori MacDonald of Gloucester and a nephew, Joseph MacDonald and his wife Helen of Cape Cod.
 
Funeral Services are private and will be held at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Make a Wish Foundation, One Bullfinch Place, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 or VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
 
 

Edward J. Curley of Falmouth, formerly of Bedford

Edward J. Curley, of Falmouth and formerly of Bedford, died on Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the husband of the late Frances "Franny" (DeVenezio). EdwardCurley.jpg
 
Loving father of Judith Ernst and her husband Harry of Sagamore, Russell Curley and his wife Theresa of Billerica, Steven Curley and his wife Cynthia of Moorpark CA, Kevin Curley of Falmouth and the late Edward M. Curley. Grandfather of Eric and Elizabeth Critzer; Lauren, Michael, and Dylan Curley; and Ava and Hunter Curley. He is also survived by sister Paddy Fox and her husband Buddy, brother Jim Curley and his wife Ellen, and several nieces and nephews. Flag.jpg
 
Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, May 8, 2015 at noon followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford at 12:30pm. Funeral home visiting hours 10am to noon, prior to the Funeral Mass.
 
In lieu of flowers, the Curley family requests donations to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. 
 

 

Doris E. (Peyton) Whitt of Bedford

Doris E. (Peyton) Whitt of Bedford, a retired Security Officer for Raytheon and MIT Lincoln Lab, passed away on Sunday May 3, 2015.
 
She is the mother of Sheryl Whitt and her husband Esq. Ken Leitner of Bedford, Sharon Whitt and her husband Timothy Burke of Bedford, Apryl Whitt and her husband Steven Hill of Bedford, and Tiffany Whitt of Bedford.
 
Grandmother of Kyrsten Whitt, Pascal Whitt, Korben Whitt Leitner, Ariel Whitt, and Christian Hill. Great-grandmother of Sylar Pimental and Ailyn Pimental. Sister of Albert Peyton, Jacqueline Walker, Pastor John Peyton, and Wilbert Peyton. She is also survived by Uncle Gibbs “Brother” Carter, several nieces and nephews, and all the children she adopted along the way.
 
Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm. Relatives and friends invited. 
 

Nancy Y. C. Chin of Concord

Nancy Y. C. (Yan) Chin died peacefuly on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. As the widow of the late Eugene S. T. Chin, she was not only a loving wife, but also a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother.NChin.JPG

She is survived by her daughter Elaine Chin and grandsons Michael and Robert Soares.

She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, angelic voice, kindness, generosity, and creative talents as a fashion designer and seamstress. 

She was a student at Callahan's Karate Studio in Bedford where her daughter, son-in-law (Steven Soares), and grandsons continue to train.

Visting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm. Family and friends are kindly invited. An inurnment ceremony will take place in California.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nancy to Open Table (http://www.opentable.org/support-us/donate/) or the American Cancer Society (https://donate.cancer.org/index) are appreciated. 

  

Debra K. Bailey of Bedford

Debra K. Bailey of Bedford died on April 2, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Scott R. Bailey and loving mother of Taylor Bailey. 

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Debra is also survived her mother Ann Richard of Beverly and father Charles R. Fitzpatrick of Medfield; brothers, Timothy Fitzpatrick of CA and Steven Fitzpatrick and his fiancee Liz of Woburn; sister Teresa Callahan of Westford; nephew Steven Ciano and niece Catherine Callahan.

Debra was a loving mother; she had a deep love for her family and friends. Her smile would light up a room. She worked as a Senior Clerk for the Town of Burlington Council on Aging and as an Executive Assistant for Harman Specialty Group of Bedford. 

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford at 11:30am. Funeral home visiting hours on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4pm to 7pm. Family and friends invited.  

 

Jean M. (Johnson) Cossette, of Billerica, formerly of Bedford

Jean M. (Johnson) Cossette of Billerica, formerly of Bedford, died on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at age 73.

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Cossette Sr.

Loving mother of Robert "Bob" Cossette Jr. and his wife Kathleen "Kay" of Burlington and Michael Cossette of Billerica. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Katelyn, Jason, and Chloe and a brother, Richard Johnson of Florida.

Jean enjoyed ceramics, camping in Maine with her children and grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. She worked in the cafeteria of Bedford Schools for many years before working for Global Ware Solutions for ten years.

Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Shawsheen Cemetery.  

  

Helen (Wrey) Badasarian of Bedford

Helen (Wrey) Badasarian of Bedford died on March 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Badasarian.

Loving mother of Monte E. Badasarian and his wife Jo-Ann of West Chester, PA. She is also survived by three grandchildren, James Badasarian, Janet Bonney, and Kenneth Badasarian; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Courtier and Doris Mae Lighty; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by brother Glenn Wrey and sister Betty Stanke.

Helen loved gardening, bird watching, cooking, and especially her family.

Visiting hours and a Funeral Service were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Saturday March 28, 2015.   

 

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Joseph J. Golomb Jr., AKA "Big Daddy Love" of Chelmsford (formerly of Bedford) died on March 23, 2015. He was the loving husband of Karen (Coutu) Golomb. He was the beloved son of Joseph and the late Patricia (Counihan) Golomb of Bedford.

Brother of Charlene Golomb and her wife Kris Filan of Boston and Carl Golomb of Clearwater, FL. He is also survived by brother-in-law Roger "Butch" Coutu and his wife Julie of Lowell, Marc Coutu and his wife Roberta of Pelham, NH, sister-in-law Cheryl McKittrick and her husband Jeff of Apex, NC; as well as nine nieces and nephews, one great-niece, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was the son-in-law of Husdon NH Selectman Roger E. Coutu and his wife Doris.

Joseph was a 25-year employee of Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington and was later employed at Cambridge Isotope Laboratory in Andover.

Joe enjoyed cooking his famous ribs for family and friends, watching Boston sports, fishing, boating, air shows, and drag racing.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday March 27, 2015 and a Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church on Saturday March 28, 2015. Burial was in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford. 


Betty E. Paine, a Bedford resident for more than 60 years

Betty E. Paine of Bedford died on February 23, 2015 at the age of 89. She was the wife the late Richard A. Paine and mother of the late W. Scott Paine.

She is survived by her grandchildren Brian and Stephanie Paine and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was a Bedford resident for more than 60 years. She was a long-time member of Eastern Star. She was known to all for her depth of love and kindness.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Right at Home, Bedford's Masons, Minuteman Senior Services and all those who provided comfort and support.

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Emerson Hospital Healthcare Foundation, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742 or the Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge, c/o First Church of Christ, 28 Great Road, Bedford MA 01730. 

 

Gerald H. "Jerry" Qua, a Bedford resident and US Navy VeteranFlag.jpg

Gerald H. (Jerry) Qua died on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Woburn Rehabilitation Center. He was 88 years old and a long-time resident of Bedford. 

Born January 13, 1927 in Bedford, the son of the late Edwin F. and Clara Qua, he lived in a variety of places between NH and MA until returning to the Bedford home he was born in where he lived for the past 20+ years. Lake Winnipesaukee was Jerry's home away from home, and from where he had many happy memories of time spent with family and friends.

Jerry left high school early to enlist in the US Navy during WWII. Being an original crew member of the USS Portsmouth, he received a deck plank upon its decommission. At the end of his enlistment, he returned to school and graduated from Lexingon High School in 1947.

He always persevered. He was an excellent trumpet player and Bugle Boy, playing for the Navy and well into his 80s. He loved to entertain with his trumpet and he took whistling to new heights. Jerry loved life to the fullest, never letting age slow him down. He enjoyed many years in the car business and spent his 'retirement' driving beautiful new vehicles all over New England for different auto dealerships. He always had stories to tell of his adventures driving.

In his younger years he loved skiiing throughout New England and took a ski trip to Switzerland. He was a nature lover and hiked many mountains as well. In his life, he said 'Good Bye' to several dogs named Buddy and he loved his Rottweilers.

He was friendly and loved helping and being with people. He was a proud Third-Degree Mason and enjoyed working with local entrepreneurs. He volunteered at the E.N. Rogers VA Hospital in Bedford for many years.

Jerry is survived by his children Doug and his wife Renea, Gary and his wife Elaine, and Marilyn; four grandchildren: Andy, Brad, Blake, and Rocky; and 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister Jean Bates and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as a brother Ned, sister Louise, and a nephew. 

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. A Masonic Service will be held at 7pm.

Visiting hours also on Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:30am to 10:00am. The Funeral procession will then travel to Shawsheen Cemetery for a Graveside Funeral Service at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are invited.  


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John J. Hickey of Seabrook, NH; formerly of Bedford, died on Feb. 8, 2015 at age 80. He was the son of the late John Joseph Hickey and Constance (Beloise) and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Husband of Janice L. Roscoe Hickey and six children from two marriages: Lorraine Hickey of Quincy, John J. Hickey of Virginia, Joseph A. Hickey of Quincy, Scott R. Bell of NH, Richard A. Bell of Wakefield, and Patricia Gettman and her husband Robert Gettman of NH. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Constance.

Visting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, February 13, 2015; a Funeral Service was held in the funeral home. 


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Nancy Fry (nee Hager), age 87 of Carlisle, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2015.

Nancy will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren for the hours she spent in their company and the active role she played in their development. She was also a lover of animals, especially her cat, Luke.

Nancy was born May 1, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a graduate of Mentor Ohio High School and a long-time resident of Lake County, Ohio before moving to Massachusetts in 2008. 

She leaves behind her son John (Jude) of Carlisle and grandchildren Johnny, Katie, and Sarah.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Elmer Olin and Birdie (Simmons) Hager; sisters, Dorothy Parker and Peggy Staley; and brothers, Richard (Dick) and Robert (Bob) Hager.

Private services will be held in Ohio.

Margaret (McNaughton) Bissanti of Bedford

Margaret (McNaughton) Bissanti died on January 23, 2015; she was 95 years old. 

Margaret was born on March 29, 1919 in Paterson, NJ to John McNaughton and Grace (Babcock) McNaughton of Wanaque, N.J. She attended Butler High School, graduating in 1937, where she was active on the basketball and field hockey teams and played saxophone in the orchestra. Margaret graduated from Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ in 1941 with a BA in French and a minor in Music. As a young woman, she spent her summers teaching French and swimming at L’Ecole Champlain in Ferrisburg, VT.

On June 6, 1946 she married the late Joseph Elio Bissanti of Franklin, MA. They were married 68 years.

Margaret is survived by her five children, Ann Bissanti Qutab, J. Michael Bissanti, Catherine Bissanti, Elizabeth Cellucci, Virginia Barbati; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was best known for her warm hands and generous heart and will be missed dearly.

Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on January 28, 2015. The Funeral Service was on January 29, 2015 in St. Paul's Church, Bedford. Burial was in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. 
 

 

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Lincoln L. Clark of Billerica, formerly of Bedford, died on January 23, 2015 with his family by his side after a short illness. He was 53 years old. 

He loved hunting and fishing, loved the outdoors and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Father of Ryan Clark of Bedford; son of Richard L. Clark of Townsend and the late Sheila M. (Mullen) Inferrera. Grandson of Louise M. Currier of Bedford and the late Lincoln E. Currier. Brother of Richard J. Clark of Lowell, Darlene L. Atteridge and her husband Lane of Billerica, Stephen Centerrino and his wife Andrea of Braintree and Cindy Clark Kallio of Groton. Also survived by nieces and nephews Lane Atteridge Jr., Amber Atteridge, Nick Centerrino, and Anna Centerrino.

Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, January 29, 2015. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.  

 

Theresa V. Young of North Andover

Theresa V. Young of North Andover died peacefully with her family by her side on January 18, 2015. She was the widow of the late Kenneth A. Young. 

Theresa worked as a Medical Secretary.

She is survived by her children, Doreen Richard and Kenny Young Jr.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015. A Graveside Funeral Service was held in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on Friday, January 23, 2015. She was buried next to her husband and late son, Edward J. Young. 


Anthony L. Savioli of Bedford, building contractor and restaurant owner

Anthony L. Savioli, of Bedford, died on January 8, 2015.

His mother, Lucy (Parella), died in childbirth with Anthony. His father later married Victoria (Gannetti) and the children were raised in Cambridge; Anthony graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. He was a contractor in Bedford and the surrounding area for many years, operating Savioli and Lucente headquartered in Lexington. More recently he was a restaurant owner, owing the Alumni Restaurant in Franklin, MA.

Anthony was an original season ticket holder for the Boston Patriots, member of the Gridiron Club of Lexington and a very devoted family man.

He was the loving husband of Beverly A. (Brown) Savioli of Bedford. Loving father of Lauren P. Combs and her husband David of The Woodlands, TX; Scott C. Savioli of Malden; Cheryl B. Fougere and her husband Gregg of Bedford; Christine L. Savioli of Bedford; and Andrea L. Savioli of Bedford. Grandfather of ten: Jonathan Combs, Adam Combs, Lisa Roe, Jacqueline Fougere, Brianna Fougere, Sara McHugh, Marissa McHugh, Alexandra McHugh, Katherine Donnellan, and Sean Donnellan.

Anthony was the brother Chencie Voss of CA, Ann Sauvageau and her husband Fernand of CA, and the late Katherine Hughes. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 9am. Funeral home visiting hours on Monday, January 12, 2015 5pm to 8pm and Tuesday, January 13, 2015 5pm to 8pm. Family and friends are kindly invited.  

 

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John D. Russo of W. Roxbury passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015.

John was the son of the late Giacomo and Caterina Russo. He was a U.S. Army Medic in the Korean War. Returning home, John was a longtime barber and owner of the Forest Hills Barber Shop where he enjoyed meeting and socializing with people.

John was the uncle of Stephen Jablonsky and his wife Eva of Lexington and Francine Belmont and her husband Michael of Lexington. Great uncle of Kate Jablonsky and her finace Peter Hurley of Arlington, Kayla Belmont of Lexington, and Nicholas Belmont of Quincy.

John was the brother of the late Mary Jablonsky, Nicholas Russo, Rose Russo, Camilla Gennario, and Anthony Russo. 

Graveside Services were held on Wednesday January 7, 2015 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift.   

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Francis "Fran" J. Reardon, 91, of Westborough (formerly of Chelmsford and Bedford), passed away December 28, 2014 at The Christopher House, in Worcester after a short illness.

Fran was born in South Boston to the late Edward and Mary Ellen (Whalen) Reardon on January 28, 1923.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Claire G. Boudreau in 1993; two brothers, Edward and Joseph Reardon, and sister Margaret Munro.    

He attended Arlington High School and graduated in 1941. He enlisted in the Army-Air Corp in 1945 and had the rank of Sergeant in the 42nd Service Squadron; he served in India. He later went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. He worked as a Purchasing Agent in NH and MA for many years.  He enjoyed traveling, golfing, camping with the family and especially watching the children/grandchildren in their sporting events.

He is survived by this four children, Arleen (Reardon) & John Balciunas  of Sammamish, WA, Edward & Susan (Genetti) Reardon of Chelmsford, Jeffrey Reardon of Hamilton, and Patricia (Reardon) Flynn of Grafton; and beloved by his 10 grandchildren, Michele (Balciunas) & Sean Case of Ireland; Kelley, Ted, Shawn, Amelia and Emily Reardon; and Christopher, Ryan, Thomas and Caitlyn Flynn; and five great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Brayan, Keegan and twins Brecon and Cabhan Case of Ireland. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Irene M. Pond of Franklin.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church on Monday, January 5, 2015.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Christopher House, Hillside Unit, 10 Mary Scano Dr., Worcester, MA 01605.

Michael James Dunne of Bedford

Michael James Dunne of Bedford died on December 11, 2014. He was the loving son of Katherine (Payne) Dunne of Florida and Stephen Kazarian of Bedford.

Beloved brother of Trinity Nolan and her husband Ryan, Katherine Kazarian, and Stephen Kazarian, all of Bedford. He is also survived by niece and nephew Haley Nolan and Bryan Kazarian, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his loving familty.

Michael loved playing hockey, golfing, and fishing.

May Memikee rest in Peace

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday December 17, 2014 St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, Chelmsford.

 
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Daniel C. Blasi, age 42, of Boston, died suddenly after a tragic accident on November 14, 2014. He was  surrounded by family and friends.

He was the loving husband of Jeffrey Hovis, Boston MA, and son of the late Charles and Jane Blasi, Bedford. Daniel was the loving brother of Suzanne Bombardieri and her husband Tony of Westford and twin sister Eileen Blasi and her fiancé Jeffrey Southerton of Del Mar, CA. 

Daniel was a wonderful uncle to Max and Leah Bombardieri, Westford and Ava Blasi Countouriotis and Enzo Blasi Countouriotis, Del Mar.  He is also survived by aunts Betsy McCormick and husband Jim of Wayland MA, Beatrice Blasi of NY, Sylvia Packard of VA, and Sandra Blasi, Bedford, and cousins Jesse McCormick, Laura Zampell, Jimmy and Michael Blasi, and Christine Pollard.  He is greatly missed by his two cats, Mr. Fancypants and Ms. Lefty.

Daniel graduated from Acton - Boxboro High School in 1990, earned a BA from Boston University, and an MFA from the University of Maryland. Daniel was an innovation consultant at Product Genesis in Boston. 

His passion was writing, especially poetry.  He was an invited participant to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference at Middlebury College and an editor at Full Circle Journal.  His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Quarterly West, Passages North, Another Chicago Magazine, and Nimrod.

Visiting hours will be in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship Fund, 204 College St., Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 05753 or online at Middlebury OnLine Community-Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Helen M. Maloney

Helen M. Maloney, a long-time resident of Hingham, died on November 14, 2014 at 91 years young.

Helen was born in Brighton on March 25, 1923. She was the daughter of Charles and Mamie Maloney. Helen worked as a lifelong employee until her retirement for New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. She enjoyed travel, skiing, Cape Cod and York, ME in summers.

She is predeceased by her parents, brothers Charles and Harry, sister Anna and dearest friend Barbara McEachern.

She is survived by her loving family Mary Cadigan Jones of Plymouth, Ellen Cadigan Mazel of Bedford, Elizabeth Cadigan of Middleton, Joseph Cadigan Jr. of Cohasset, and John Cadigan of Hamilton. She is also survived by nephew Henry Maloney of Biddeford, ME and nieces, Katherine Maloney of York, ME; Nancy Maloney of Framingham; Claire Shastany of Holliston and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends may call at Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, November 20, 2014 9am to 10:30am with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford at 11am. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, Cummins Hwy, Roslindale, MA.

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Ella Josephine Gentile, 79, a longtime resident of Bedford, passed away peacefully in her home, while surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 10, 2014.  She was the beloved and devoted wife of Louis R. Gentile for 59 years. 

Ella was born in Bias, WV on August 21, 1935 to William Ransom Davis and Anna Mae (Maynard).  She grew up in Delbarton, WV, in Mingo County, along the West Virginia - Kentucky border where her father, a graduate of Marshall University, was a schoolteacher, and principal.  In the summer of 1954, while visiting her sister, Hazel Ruth, in Savannah, GA, she met Louis R. Gentile of Belmont, MA.  He was stationed at Hunter AFB, while serving in the United States Air Force.  They married on October 1, 1955 in Savannah, GA.

A devoted military wife of 20 years, Ella always found a way to make their house a home for their children, regardless of where their military assignments brought them.  In 1973, they settled in Bedford where Ella became a fixture in both Bedford and Hanscom AFB activities.  Over the years, she held various jobs, eventually retiring as Dining Room Facility Manager from Carleton-Willard Village Nursing in Bedford.  As of late, she was a volunteer with Bedford's Council on Aging (COA).

Ella's home was always open, where she loved social gatherings with family and friends, continually leaving the lasting impression of her fun-loving and lively personality on all.  She enjoyed:  bowling, traveling with her famed Wednesday Night Owls to many tournaments; gardening, inspired by her love of growing fresh fruits and vegetables; yard sales, which sometimes added to her treasured doll collection; and the occasional trip to Foxwoods. Furthermore, she could often be found reading novels, which instilled the hobby in her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Louis R. Gentile; four children: daughter, Debra A. Gentile-Garant and husband Paul Garant, of Nashua, NH; sons, Louis R. Gentile II and wife Sharon, of Canton, GA; James V. Gentile and wife Angela, of Box Elder, SD; and Jeffrey D. Gentile of Melbourne, FL; by eight grandchildren: Sean Christie; Jessica Garant; Nicholas, James Jr., Jennifer, Alexis, Victoria, and Joshua Gentile; seven great-grandchildren; and three siblings:  Ruby June, Curtis Elwood, and WR.  She was preceded in death by three sisters:  Helen, Maxwell, and Hazel Ruth.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 11am. Visiting hours will be in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm. Relatives and friends invited. 

Donations in Ella's name may be made to the Bedford Council on Aging (COA), 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730, (781) 275-6825.  Donations will be used to supply meals to the elderly here in Bedford.

Dorothy R. (Sheehey) Hill of Bedford  

Dorothy R. (Sheehey) Hill of Bedford died on Nov. 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Hill.

Dorothy was the loving mother of Lesley F. Sickman of Chandler, AZ and Ellen D. Oehme and her husband Scott of Groton. Loving grandmother of Whitney Rose Sickman and Jordan Lee Sickman. Sister of Thomas E. Sheehey of Medford; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord, Road, Bedford at 11am. Funeral Home visiting hours on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm. Relatives and friends invited. 

James E. O'Donnell Jr. of Florida, formerly of Bedford; retired Bedford Firefighter

James E. O'Donnell Jr. of Ocala, FL,  a former Bedford resident and retired Bedford Firefighter, died in Florida on November 6, 2014 at the age of 86.

Funeral Services were private.

Janice (Flannery) Joy of Bedford

Janice (Flannery) Joy of Bedford died on Oct. 30, 2014. She was the former wife of the late Thomas H. Joy Jr.

Beloved mother of Robert L. Joy and Paula Dennis of Bedford and Lillian Merrick and her husband Michael of Gloucester. Loving grandmother of Shannon Dennis, Bryan Ross, Makenzie Joy Maddox, Michael Merrick, and Siena Merrick. Great-grandmother of Ariella Joy. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Sister of the late Lawrence Flannery Jr., Leo Flannery, and Frances Ingalls.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on November 4, 2014. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Bedford on November 5, 2014. Burial was in Shawsheen Cemetery. 

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James Warren Maddox of Bedford died on Oct. 28, 2014.

He was the loving father of Wendy Oram and her husband Richard of Newport News, VA; Jill Maddox of Derry, NH; and Karen Hurd and her husband David of Bedford. Grandfather of 6; great-grandfather of 10. He is predeceased by a brother, Richard Maddox.

He worked for W.H. Waite Builders for many years and was a member of Sons of the American Legion, Post #221 Bedford.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on November 2, 2014. A Funeral Service was held in the funeral home on Monday November 3, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Bedford Permanent Firefighters, P.O. Box 343, Bedford, MA 01730 are appreciated.

Lucille (Marcotte) Lyons of Bedford

Lucille (Marcotte) Lyons of Bedford died on Friday, October 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Lyons.

Loving mother of Nancy Gipe and her husband David of FL; Sandra Bolduc and her husband Mark Spears of Carlisle; Peter Bolduc and his wife Marcia of Southboro; and Patric F. Lyons and his wife Therese Franks of Bedford. Grandmother of 10: Michael Bolduc and his wife Christina of Medfield; Jeffrey Bolduc and his wife Justine Cohen of Marblehead; Karlyn Lazazzero and her husband Joe of Boston; Martin Spears and Cpl. Samantha Spears of Carlisle; Monet, Richard, Joseph, Elise, and Monique Lyons of Bedford. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren: Matthew Bolduc, Joshua Bolduc, Lucy Bolduc, all of Medfield; and Jack Lazazzero of Boston; several nieces and nephews; and her 3 dogs, Honey, Bee, and Scoobie.

She was a wonderful mother and friend, all about her family, and she'll be missed by all.

A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford.  

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John C. Cadotte of Bedford died on October 9, 2014. John was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Moquin) Cadotte of Bedford and devoted father of Lisa Bailey and her husband Michael of Bedford, Nicole Cadotte and Stephen Arsenault of Malden, and John C. Cadotte Jr. and his fiancee Mandy Letourneau of Waterboro, ME. Grandfather of Nicholas Bailey, Joseph Bailey, and Josie Cadotte. Son of Lucille (Thibeault) Cadotte of Arlington and the late Edmund Cadotte. Also survived by 8 siblings, Daniel Cadotte, Denise Cadotte, Richard Cadotte, Gisele Albertelli, Gilbert Cadotte, Linda Minasian, Carole Dolan, and Raymond Cadotte; and several nieces and nephews.

John worked as a printed circuit designer at ATC for 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting, ocean fishing, The Bruins, Mr. Bean, and spending time with his family. He is fondly remembered as a kind, gentle, caring man with a broad smile, infectious laugh, and positive attitude.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on October 14, 2014. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on October 15, 2014 in St. Michael's Church in Bedford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to The LAM Foundation, 4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 320, Cincinnati, OH 45241 in honor of John's daughter, Lisa Bailey, are appreciated. Online donations can be made here: http://goo.gl/yDYOag.

Christopher Sardzinski of Bedford

Christopher Sardzinski of Bedford, died on October 7, 2014. He was the loving son of Thomas M. and the late Barbara A. (Bishop) Sardzinski of Bedford. Brother of Mark Sardzinski and his wife Concetta of Billerica. He is also survived by nieces and nephew, Sabrina, Samuel, and Sophia Sardzinski; aunt Shirley O'Connor and uncle Gordon Bishop; and his beloved Basset Hound Holly.

Christopher was a graduate of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica in the Metal Fabrication Class. He liked four-wheeling and working on his Jeep, photography, videography, and striper fishing. He was a member of the Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge of Bedford.

Family and many friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, October 10, 2014. A Graveside Funeral Service was held in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Christopher's memory to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (https://30699.thankyou4caring.org/Alpha-1Giving) are appreciated.

Elsie M. Martin of Chelmsford, formerly of Bedford

Elsie M. Martin of Chelmsford, formerly of Bedford, died on September 12, 2014. She was the loving mother of Diane Bedard and her husband Martin of Billerica and David Rudolph and his wife Su of Florida. She is also survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and siblings, George Martin and his wife Bernie of VA, Steve Martin of Lowell, Ted Martin of FL, Sandra Ramey and her husband Scott of VA, and Glenn Martin of NC.

Sister of the late Charles Martin, Mary Damery, Jimmy Martin, and Ginger Martin.

Elsie was an avid Red Sox fan, liked sports cars, and was an avid reader.

Deborah (Leskouski) Feeley Whiton de Reede of Bedford

Deborah (Leskouski) Feeley Whiton de Reede of Bedford died on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was the devoted wife of Hugh de Reede of Bracebridge, Ontario. Beloved mother of Courtney Feeley Karp and her husband Roy of Boston and Michael Fehily and his wife Eran of Georgetown, TX. Loving grandmother of Luca Fehily and Louisa Catherine Karp. She is also survived by her mother Marilyn Leskouski of Bedford; brother Michael Leskouski and his wife Tina of Bedford; brother Rodney Leskowski and his wife Phyllis of Londonderry, NH; brother-in-law Philip Feeley and his wife Beth of Billerica; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her father Michael Leskouski, son Thomas Feeley, and husband Robert Whiton.

Deborah is fondly remembered for her boundless energy, dedication to family, generous nature, and love of surprises, fast cars, white wine, and good cigars.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Deborah's name may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02884-9168 or online. Donations will be used to support the Jimmy Fund.

John R. Gilroy of Bedford

John Ronald Gilroy, age 86, of Bedford passed away peacefully on August 9, 2014 at the W. Roxbury V.A. Hospital. He was born on December 14, 1927 in Haverhill, MA, son of the late John Roland Gilroy and Julia (Bresnahan). He spent his childhood in Haverhill and the family later moved to Medford where John spent his teenage years.

As a young man, John attended art school and later worked as a draftsman and technical illustrator for several tech companies in the Boston area. John served in the U.S. Army in post-WWII Germany for three years and was also a veteran of the Korean War. He maintained life-long friendships with ihs fellow veterans, many of whom he socialized with at the Bedford VFW. He was Vice Commander of VFW Post #1628 in Woburn during the 1980s.

John contributed to many charities for children and he had a special concern for the support of schools for Native American children. He loved listening to music and was one of Frank Sinatra's biggest fans. He also loved the ocean and had many fond memories of time spent on vacation at Wells Beach, a small peninsula on the southern coast of Maine.

John is survived by his daughters, Andrea Gilroy of Bedford, Dianna Gilroy of W. Lafayette, IN; and Sheila Gilroy of Northampton. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by all of his siblings: Marcia, Ralph, Sharon, and Sheila.

Visting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Burial was in Haverhill, MA.

Donald H. Percy of Bedford

Donald H. Percy of Bedford died on August 5, 2014.

Graveside funeral services were held in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on Friday, August 15, 2014.

Mary E. (Magurn) Donahue of Bedford

Mary E. (Magurn) Donahue of Bedford died on Monday, July 21, 2014.

She was the loving wife of Richard M. Donahue and loving mother of Michael Donahue and his wife Dina of Westford and Timothy Donahue and his wife Lauren of Stow. Beloved grandmother of Reilly Donahue, Olivia Donahue, Cameron Donahue, and Brienne Donahue. She is also survived by two sisters, Katheryn P. McCoy of Arlington and Claire Horan of Arlingon, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mary was very active in the Bedford Social Club. She also served as Town Administrative Assistant in the Bedford Tax Collector's office for over 25 years, retiring in 2008.

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 10am. Funeral Home visiting hours will be on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 3pm to 7pm. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory are appreciated; please send to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 07101.

Burial was private.

Joseph 'Joe' Kubilus of Dracut

Joseph 'Joe" Kubilus of Dracut died on July 18, 2014

He was the loving husband of Caroline 'Carol' (Lawrence) Kubilius for 40 years. Devoted father of James 'Jim' Kubilus and his wife Kimberly 'Kim' of Watertown; Laura C. Petitti and her husband Leonard 'Lenny' of Wellesley; and Andrew P. Kubilus of Dracut. Grandfather of Joseph David 'JD' Kubilus and Charlotte Kubilus of Watertown.

Predeceased by a sister, Barbara Galchus.

Joe grew up and graduated high shool in New Britain, CT. He was a UConn graduate and earned a Doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of VT. He loved gardening and cooking and was a big sports fan and hockey enthusiast. Joe was an avid animal lover.

Funeral Services were private.