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Lois (Post) Schuster of Concord, a 46-year resident of Bedford   LoisSchuster.jpg

Lois (Post) Schuster, age 92, died May 17, 2016 at Care One in Concord. A resident of Bedford for 46 years, Lois resided at Concord Park in West Concord since 2006. She worked at the Bedford Public Library from 1973 to 1989 and was an active member of the First Parish Unitarian Church in Bedford.

Lois Lenore Post was born in Shreveport, LA on August 30, 1923. Her family moved often as her father's position with the Oilwell Supply Co. transferred him from one oil producing region to another. Lois lived in Tulsa, OK, Oil City, PA and Mt. Vernon, IL where she graduated from High School. She called Mt. Lebanon, PA home for four years while she attended Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated in 1945. She taught Spanish and History for two years at Ashley Hall, a school for girls in Charleston, SC. While in Charleston, she played violin in a local symphony orchestra. She returned to Bryn Mawr for two years of graduate studies before traveling to Spain where she taught English for two years at the International Institute for Girls in Madrid.

It was while in Madrid that she met her husband-to-be, Paul Schuster, who was studying painting at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. The two returned to the US to be married and begin a life together in Boston where Lois worked at the Pan American Society, later teaching Spanish briefly at Wheaton College before leaving the work force to raise her children. The family moved to Bedford in 1959 and Lois became active in the First Parish Unitarian Church, singing in the choir and helping with flower arrangements for Sunday services. She returned to work in 1973, taking a position at the Bedford Public Library where she worked 16 years until retirement. During this time she resumed her studies at night, earning her Master's Degree in Library Science at Simmons College.

Lois enjoyed gardening and was knowledgeable about plants. She loved art, music and theater;  most of all she enjoyed the company of others. In retirement, she travelled widely at home and abroad, cherishing time spent with family and friends.

Lois was pre-deceased by her husband Paul in 2007, and her brother John in 2013. She is survived by her sons, Frederick (and Coleen Hall of Lincolnshire, IL), William (of Shirley, MA), and John (and Martha Rullman of Northfield, MA); grandchildren, Kanya, Tom, Brian, and Kelly; two great-grandchildren; and sisters Kay Hauser of Augusta, GA and Effie Moore of Roseville, MN.

Lois suffered from Alzheimer's and her 10-year decline robbed her of her memory, but she bore it all with grace, and never a word of complaint.  She will be remembered as a thoughtful, caring person, a devoted wife and mother, and she will be missed.

Funeral Services were private.

Kenneth D. Harmon Sr. of NH, formerly of Bedford   

Kennth D. Harmon Sr. of Mason, NH, formerly of Bedford, died on May 7, 2016.

He was the loving father of Kenneth D. Harmon Jr. and his wife Andrea of New Ipswich, NH and the late Sharon Barbera.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Adam Harmon, Nicki, Ali, and Michael Barbera; son-in-law Charles Barbera of PA; and several nieces and nephews. Brother of the late George Harmon, Victor Harmon, and Lillian Hampton.

Mr. Harmon was a Boy Scout Master of Troop #194 of the American Legion chapter for many years, sponsored by Post #221 of Bedford.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm. 

Ethel Marie (Bloomfield) Vadeboncoeur of Saco, Maine and formerly of Bedford  Vadeboncoeur.jpg

Ethel Marie (Bloomfield) Vadeboncoeur of Saco, Maine and formerly of Bedford died on April 19, 2016. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Vadeboncoeur.

Loving mother of Elaine Vadeboncoeur of Saco, ME; Carol Rosinski of Peterborough, NH; and Marc Vadeboncoeur of Raymond, NH. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jillian, Neil, Emily, and Luke.

Visting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11am to 1pm with Eulogy to follow. Family and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ethel's memory to your local Animal Rescue Society or the Humane Society. 

Thomas O.P. Speidel of Bedford 

Thomas O.P. Speidel of Bedford died on March 31, 2016. He was the loving husband of Sheilia (Krause) Speidel. Beloved father of Maria J. Speidel and her husband Michael Labash of Studio City, CA; Thomas R. Speidel of Bedford; and John B. Speidel of Billerica. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Ian Labash, Jane Labash, Nolan Speidel, and Elsa Speidel. Also survived by a sister, Carol Zelasko, and two nephews.

Thomas was born in Alliance OH, son of the late Virgil A. Speidel and Dorothy (Born). He earned a BS from Princeton University, a Masters from MIT and an MBA from Boston College and worked as a Mechanical Engineer. 

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10am. Family and friends are invited. 

Robert J. Matthews of Bedford  Flag.jpg

Robert J. Matthews of Bedford died on March 26, 2016. Born in Brooklyn on July 29, 1946, he was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by a sister, Geraldine Veltre of Valley Stream, NY.

A Funeral Service with full military honors will be held on Monday, April 4, 2015 in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. 

Alice Sullivan of Woburn 

Alice Sullivan of Woburn died on March 29, 2016. She was the beloved adopted daughter of the late William and Margaret Martines.

She is survived by her loving sister Mary Lentine of Woburn and loving brother Frank Martines and his wife Elizabeth "Bette" of Chelmsford, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late William Martines and his wife, the late Naomi Martines, and sister-in-law of the late Anthony Lentine.

A Funeral Service in celebration of Alice's life was held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, April 1, 2016. Burial followed in Shawsheen Cemetery. 

Lydia "Lee" A. (Adams) Pearson of Billerica 

Lydia "Lee" A. (Adams) Pearson of Billerica died on March 22, 2016. Pearson.jpg

She was the former wife of Charles W. Pearson Jr. of North Conway, NH and long-time companion of the late William C. White of Billerica.

Loving mother of Tami L. Dawe of Tewksbury, Kim Pearson of Billerica, and Charles W. Pearson III of Billerica. Loving grandmother of Cody Myers and Curtis Dawe. Sister of Betty Metzler and the late Robert Adams. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm. Family and friends invited. 

Anne (Thomas) Donato of Marion, formerly of Bedford  

Anne (Thomas) Donato of Marion died on March 12, 2016. She was the beloved wife of John Donato of Marion.AnneDonato.jpg

Loving mother of Michael Donato of Wareham and Rachael Stanton and her husband Rob of Marion. Grandmother of five: Michael Donato Jr., Jonathan Donato, Matthew Donato, Serena Stanton and Sadie Stanton. She is also survived by Theresa Chouinard and her husband Roger of New Bedford and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Joan Galligan and Joseph Thomas.

Visiting hours were held in Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne, MA 02532 on Thursday March 17, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm. A Funeral Service was held in the funeral home on Friday, March 18, 2016; burial followed in MA National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne's memory are appreciated. Please donate to The USO New England, 427 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109 or Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

 

William C. White of Nutting Lake, Billerica, formerly of Bedford  

William C. White of Nutting Lake, Billerica and formerly of Bedford, died on March 6, 2016. He was the beloved significant other of Lydia "Lee" Pearson of Billerica.BillWhite.jpg
 
Loving father of Kimberly A. Cummings and her husband John Jr. of Methuen, Kenneth C. White and his wife Julie of Gardner, and Daniel C. White and his wife Krystyna Marczak of Worcester. Loving grandfather of Devin Cummings, Kiley Cummings, and Hannah White. Also survived by a sister, Marilyn Cunningham of Acton, and two nephews.
 
Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford.   

Edward T. Kalisiak of Bedford  Flag.jpg

Edward T. Kalisiak of Bedford died on February 25, 2016. Born in Waltham, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. His funeral was in in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  
 

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Christopher N. Draskovich Jr. of Bedford, a retired Bedford Firefighter, died on February 25, 2016.
 
He was the beloved husband of Cynthia A. (Shuman) Draskovich. Loving father of Lynne Mitchell and her husband Rob of NC, Kristin Callery and her husband Paul of Lowell, Shannon Brown and her husband Ken of Bedford, Carrie Leatherman and her husband David of Chelmsford, and Matthew MacDonald of Bedford. Loving grandfather of Mia, Soren, Hazel, and Owen.
 
He is also survived by a brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
 
Chris served as a proud Bedford Firefighter for 32 years, retiring in 2000.
 
Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016. A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, March 4, 2016 in Shawsheen Cemetery.
 
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Beatrice Eileen (Lacy) Doucet of Bedford and Brookline Doucet.jpg

Beatrice Eileen (Lacy) Doucet of Bedford and Brookline (formerly of Centerville and Naples, FL) died on February 20, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Claude Doucet.
 
Loving mother of Michael Doucet and his wife Ivana of Lexington, John Doucet and his wife Christine of Cambridge, Paula Howard and her husband Michael of Chelmsford, Kate Malagodi of Groton, and Chris Doucet and his wife Kristin of Bedford.
 
Loving grandmother of Nicole Malagodi, Garrett Malagodi, Pierre Doucet, Julia Doucet, Sean Doucet, and Kenny Doucet.
 
Beatrice was one of six sisters: Mary Shepherd, Carol Nagle, Augusta Lacy, Kathy Ryan, and the late Dorothy McCann. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Sister Phyllis Doucet SMSM and several nieces and nephews.
 
Bea will be remembered for her sincere love of spending time with her family and friends. She was at her happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  
 
Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road., Bedford at 10:30am. Funeral home visiting hours on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm. Family and friends invited. 
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bea's memory to Marist Missionary Sisters, Regional Office, 349 Grove St., Waltham, MA 02453.
 

Alyssa Justine Rackowski of Bedford 

Alyssa Justine Rackowski of Bedford died on February 4, 2016. She was the beloved daughter of Kenneth and Cathy (Gorman) Rackowski of Bedford.
 
Loving sister of Bryan Rackowski of Bedford. Alyssa is also survived by loving dog Daisy; aunt and uncles, Geoffrey Gorman, Janice DeMasi, Thomas Rackowski, and Michael Rackowski; and several cousins. She will be missed by many friends.
 
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 9am. Family and friends invited.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Alyssa's memory can be made to REACH, P.O. Box 540024, Waltham, MA 02454 or email info@reachma.org

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Paul E. Busteed, formerly of Lexington and Chelmsford, died on January 18, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Niles) Busteed.
 
Loving father of Barbara B. Helfrick and her husband John of Lancaster, Bruce E. Busteed and his wife Marianne of Chelmsford, and Deborah J. Krystyniak and her husband Keith of Chelmsford.
 
Grandfather of Mark Helfrick, Bethany Walker, Bradford Busteed, Meaghan Busteed, Jennifer Krystyniak, and Kaitlyn Krystyniak; great-grandfather of Eliot Helfrick and Charlotte Walker. Also survived by a brother, Nathaniel Busteed, and two nephews.
 
Brother of the late Ferris Busteed.
 
WWII Army Air Force veteran.
 
Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday January 22, 2016 5pm to 8pm. Funeral in the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11am. Family and friends invited. 
 

Michael B. Altobelli, Sr. of Lake Worth, FL (formerly of Lexington) Flag.jpg

Michael B. Altobelli, Sr. of Lake Worth, FL (formerly of Lexington) died on January 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Bella (Gonzalez). 
 
Father of Michael B. Altobelli Jr. of Littleton and Debra Mangum and her husband Scott of Dublin, OH. Grandfather of Anna Altobelli, Gloria Altobelli, Angela Altobelli, and John Michael Mangum. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
Husband of the late Gloria J. (Mucci) Altobelli. Brother of the late Frank Altobelli.
 
WWII Army Veteran.
 
Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:45am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church, 1981 Mass Ave., Lexington at 10am. Funeral Home visiting hours on Thursday, January 21, 2016 4pm to 8pm. Family and friends are invited.
 

Dorothea M. (West) Verrier of Bedford

Dorothea M. (West) Verrier of Bedford died on January 1, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Paul H. Verrier.
 
Beloved mother of Paula Verrier of Bedford, Sandra Alexander of Montgomery, VT and the late Joseph A. Verrier. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kelly Giusti and her husband Matthew of Bedford, Tracy Parasole and her husband Anthony of Banner Elk, NC, Bradley Alexander and his wife Dakota of Montgomery, VT, Matthew Verrier and Christopher Verrier of Crofton, MD; and five great-grandchildren: Domenic Giusti, Dante Giusti, Benson Alexander, Josephine Parasole, and Elijah Alexander; and many nieces and nephews. 
 
Sister of the late Alice Totty. 
 
Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, January 4, 2016. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Irene's Church in Carlisle on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dot's memory can be made to the Carleton-Willard Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 100 Old Billerica Road, Bedford MA 01730.
 

Jacquelyn D. "Jackie" (Franks) Bouley of NashuaJackieBouley.jpg

Jacquelyn D. “Jackie” (Franks) Bouley of Nashua, NH and formerly of Bedford, passed away very unexpectedly on December 20, 2015 at the age of 35. Loving mother of three beautiful girls: Madison, Sydney, and Lily. Also survived by her Mom and Dad, Cathy and John “Papi” Franks (both formerly of Bedford, MA). She will be sorely missed by her brother Johnny and his wife Sara of Lowell; their three children Riley, Timothy, and Ally who were as close to her as her own children. She is also survived by her grandfather “Pepe” Al Milligan Sr. of Bedford.

Jackie was blessed to have found a special person, Steve DiPerna, to share her life with. Jackie leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. She is also survived by the father of her girls, Travis Bouley of Londonderry, NH.

A graduate of Bedford High School, she was an active member of the St. Christopher School in Nashua, NH, where all three girls attend school. Her most important role in life was being an outstanding mother and she excelled at that. “Jackie and the three girls” as they were known, could often be seen traveling and laughing together, often to York, ME for annual family reunions.

Jackie always had a smile in good times and the not so good. Anyone that knew her would agree that she would leave us the words from the song “As Long as we got each other” as words for us to live by - “Show me that smile again and don’t waste another minute on your crying”.

Jackie is now in heaven with her Grandparents Mary Milligan, Ed and Mary Franks and many other family members that have gone before her.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. A Funeral Service was held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday December 30, 2015. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jackie’s memory can be made to The Jackie Bouley’s Girls Fund, P.O. Box 850191, Braintree, MA 02185. 

Thomas (Tom) F. Griffiths of Hampstead, NH (formerly of Bedford)

Thomas (Tom) F. Griffiths died on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the age of 61, after a brief but brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones. 

Tom was the beloved partner of Joyce Rix of Hampstead, NH. Griffiths.jpg

Loving father of Jessica Sheldon and her husband Christopher Sheldon of Maynard and Jaimie Donaghey and her husband Matthew Donaghey of Woburn.  He is also survived by his granddaughter Abigayle Sheldon. Tom also leaves behind Tawney Rix and her husband Paul Rix of Lowell and their daughters Vellaura and Phoenix Rix. Additionally, he leaves behind the mother of his children, Karen Page of Maynard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Griffiths and Anne Griffiths, of Bedford.  

Tom was a resident of Bedford for more than 40 years, where he grew up playing ice hockey. He proudly played hockey for Bedford High School before attending Elmira College where he continued his hockey career. After college, he went on to play  professionally in Munich, Germany. 

Eventually, Tom moved back home to Bedford to raise his family and also became the Bedford High School Hockey coach for many years; a job which he loved and always looked back upon fondly.  When he wasn't coaching hockey, it was not uncommon to find him skating with his children or toasting marshmallows outside the homemade ice rink which he built every year at his family home. Upon leaving Bedford sixteen years ago, Tom moved to Hampstead, NH where he was able to achieve one of his lifelong dreams of living a quiet life on a lake. 

Tom enjoyed being with his family, good music, fast cars, and watching his beloved New England sports teams, especially the Patriots, Red Sox, and UNH Men's Ice Hockey team, the Wildcats. 

Visiting hours and Prayers were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Tom's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950, or  https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html

 

John K. Litchfield Sr. of Bedford

John K. Litchfield Sr. of Bedford and Newfound Lake, NH died on Nov. 30, 2015.

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Beloved husband for 61 years to his high school sweetheart Helen M. (Breen) Litchfield.

Loving father of John K. Litchfield Jr. and his wife Lisa of Bedford, Vicki Bailey and her husband Jim of Tewksbury, Scott Litchfield of Bedford, and Kerry O'Rourke and her husband Jeff of Billerica. Devoted grandfather of Nicholas Litchfield, Brian Paine and his wife Ashley, Hailey Litchfield, Jason Litchfield, Andrew Litchfield, Stephanie Paine, Ruby O'Rourke, and Mason O'Rourke. Brother of Dorna Allen and the late Jeanne Thompson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

John was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9am to Noon. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at Noon. Family and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name can be made to Lewy Body Dementia, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047 (www.LBDA.org) or Mayhew Program Newfound Lake, P.O. Box 120, Bristol, NH 03222 (www.mayhew.org).

 

Esther L. "Sis" (Sullivan) Genetti of Bedford

Esther L. "Sis" (Sullivan) Genetti of Bedford passed away on November 23, 2015 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles P. Genetti.EstherGenetti.jpg

 

She was born in Concord on September 2, 1926 to the late Frederick H. and Esther L. (Mara) Sullivan.

She was a stay-at-home Mom, raising seven children and only after she sent the last child off too school did she go outside the home to work, starting in the cafeteria of the Bedford School System.

She is survived by her seven children: Frederick Genetti and his wife Deborah Ann, Elizabeth Corey and her husband Keith, Rosemary Genetti, Sandra Duffy and her husband Charles, Charles Genetti and his wife Edna, Michael Genetti and his wife Annemarie, and Patrick Genetti. She was the beloved grandmother of twelve and "Gi-Gi" to fourteen. She is also survived by sister-in-law Alberta Genetti and many nieces and nephews.

Sis was pre-deceased by two sisters, Margaret Sullivan and Joan Yanosick, and brother-in-law Robert Yanosick.

Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Road, Bedford at 9am.

Funeral home visiting hours on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 1pm to 6pm. Family and friends invited. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sis's memory can be made to Hospice Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Dorothy F. (Bird) Brauneis of Bedford

Dorothy F. (Bird) Brauneis, of Bedford, died on Thursday, November 12, 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer.

She is the beloved wife of Paul F. Brauneis, loving mother of David Emmons of Winthrop and his wife Manal, daughters Diana Emmons of Stoneham and Deborah McCabe also of Winthrop and her husband Michael. She is also survived by step-children, Christopher of Lander, WY; Bethany of Birmingham, AL; and Terence of Somerville.

Cherished grandmother of Zain Emmons and Sufyan Emmons. She is survived by a sister, Gertrude Gemelli; brothers, Arthur Bird and William Bird; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church in Bedford on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Lexington.  

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Albert I. "Al" Sutkus, age 94, of Bedford died on November 1, 2015. Beloved husband of Jean (Holland) Sutkus for 70 years. Loving father of Alan Sutkus and his wife Kim of Chelmsford; Jim Sutkus and Patti of Thornton, NH; and Gerald "Jerry" Sutkus and his wife Lisa of Conway, NH. He is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Al graduated from Boston College in 1943. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in the Amphibious Branch, in Asiatic Pacific Theater, European African Theater, American Theater, and Philippine Liberation, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. 

He was an active member of Bedford's Council on Aging.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on November 4, 2015. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church on November 5, 2015.    

Evelyn (Carbone) Alessi of Bedford

Evelyn (Carbone) Alessi of Bedford died on October 31, 2015. She was the wife of the late Sam Alessi.  
 
Evelyn loved her family, cooking, all holidays, and was a great mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She loved children and worked as a Nanny for many years. She was also employed by Kaye Instruments; after retiring, she traveled with her husband to Italy, Australia, and London. Her favorite season was fall and she spent many weekends in Vermont admiring the foliage.

She was the loving mother of Phyllis and her husband Johan Oftedahl of Hollywood, FL; Janis and Esq. Gary Marchese of Waltham; and stepmother of Peter Alessi of Italy. 

Loving grandmother of Cara Marchese of Waltham and Clint Marchese of Cambridge. Evelyn is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Evelyn was the last of seven: Henry, Alley, Patsy, Johnny, Emma, and Joe.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church in Bedford on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 

Contributions can be made in Evelyn's memory to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. 

 

Helen A. (McAllister) Gellatly of Bedford 

Helen A. (McAllister) Gellatly of Bedford died on October 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Steven Gellatly.

Loving mother of Steven C. Gellatly of Arlington, Linda J. Anderson and her husband Harold of Duxbury, Karen Gellatly of ME, Susan G. Coulson and her husband Ron of PA, Donald S. Gellatly of Lunenburg, and Brian Gellatly of Bedford.

Devoted grandmother of Heather N. Anderson, Harold J. Anderson and his wife Mary, Kyle S. Anderson and his fiancee Katherine, Kyle Gellatly, Phillip Coulson, Joshua Coulson and his wife Monique, and Jennifer Coulson and her fiancee Seth. Also survived by great-grandchildren Ronan, Kaiden, and Chip.

Funeral Services were private. 

Douglas J. Park Jr. of Lowell

Douglas J. Park Jr. of Lowell died on October 17, 2015. He was the father of Devyn Park of Colorado and Angelina Rondeau of Marshfield. DougPark.jpg

Son of Jeannette (Gagne) Park of Lowell and Douglas J. Park Sr. of Pepperell. Brother of Rick M. Gagne and his wife Casie of Lowell and Nicholas J. Park of Lowell. Also survived by step-mother Laura Ricker; nieces and nephews Brayden Rice, Hailey Park, Nicholas Park Jr., and Avery Gagne; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He liked sports and fishing.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. 

A Funeral Service was held in St. Joseph's Cemetery Chapel in Chelmsford on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Robert "Bob" C. Ahlstrom of Bedford

Robert "Bob" C. Ahlstrom of Bedford died on Oct. 8, 2015.

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Survived by his beloved fiancée Linda J. (Sasso) Langone. Also survived by former wife Joan Gallo; and children, Robert "Bob" C. Ahlstrom Jr. of Maryland and Sandra Romero and her husband Dalan of Idaho. Loving grandfather of Arianna and Skyler Romero. Bob is also survived by his extended family Steve and Kimberly Langone and their children, Monica, Steven, Christopher, and Olivia of Dracut; and Shaun and Aline Langone and their son Nathan, also of Dracut. Brother of the late Elsie Allen.

Bob was a graduate of Northeastern University and was a Mechanical Engineer. He worked for Raytheon for 40 years, working on the Hawk and Patriot missile development. He loved the ocean, the outdoors, his family and was an avid sports enthusiast.

Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, October 16, 2015. A Funeral Service was held in the funeral home on Saturday October 17, 2015; burial followed in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate).

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Stuart L. Williams of Billerica died on Saturday, September 26, 2015 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Lorriane (Ellis) Williams.

He is survived by a son John L. Williams and granddaughter Every of Colorado Springs, CO; sister Barbara L. Tessier  of South Dennis; and nephew Stephen A. Tessier and his wife Deborah of Norton.

Born in Cambridge on November 3,1929, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Hilda M. Williams. Stuart served in the U.S. Army from January 1951 to January 1955. He retired from the Massachusetts Department of Trial Courts in September 1993. He was a long-time member of American Legion Post #221 in Bedford.

Visiting hours were held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Sunday, October 4, 2015. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 5, 2015 in St. Andrew's Church in Billerica. Burial followed in Fox Hill Cemetery in Billerica. The family thanks the doctors and nurses of the E.N. Rogers Memorial V.A. Hospital in Bedford for their dedication and care during these last months. Donations in Stuart's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Andrew's Church, 45 Talbot Ave., Billerica, MA 01862 are appreciated. 

Mary Esther (Lawless) Foti of Bedford

Mary Esther (Lawless) Foti of Bedford, age 59, died suddenly on September 16, 2015.

Born Jaunary 30, 1956, Mary was a life-long resident of Bedford who took great pride in raising her three children, attending their sporting events and the opportunity to work with children in any capacity. Working as a teaching assistant and for food services in the public school system brought Mary tremendous joy.MaryFoti.jpg

Mary was preceded by her parents, Mary I. Lawless and Francis H. Lawless (formerly of Bedford) and husband John J. Foti (formerly of Lexington).

Mary is survived by her children, Michael C. Hanson and his wife Christy of Alton, NH; daughter Jennifer Hanson Naylor and her husband Craig of Bedford; and daughter Kristine Sacco and her husband Andrew of Bedford. She is also survived by a brother, Martin J. Lawless and his wife Shelley of Shirley; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael's Church in Bedford on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Mary was buried in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford. 

Donations in Mary's memory can be made to The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) of Central Middlesex, PO Box 6243, Lincoln, MA 01773. 

Eva Bantou of Lexington

Eva Bantou of Lexington died on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 86 years old.

Eva was born in Greece. She worked as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years.

She is survived by her nieces, Jeana and Paula.

Friends are invited to gather in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 4pm to 7pm. A graveside funeral service will be held in Westview Cemetery in Lexington on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10am. 

Nicholas Cardoos Jr. of Bedford

Nicholas Cardoos Jr. of Bedford died on September 6, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Karen F. (Sousa) Cardoos of Bedford for 53 years.

Loving father of Rhonda Cardoos and Michael Costa of Beford and Gwendolyn Cardoos and Thomas Maguire of Woburn.

Grandfather of David "Nicholas" Paredes, Noah Paredes, and Tristan Paredes of Bedford. Brother of Roberta Colbert, Richard Cardoos and his wife Sandra, and Denise DelGrosso. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and loving cousins. 

Family and many, many friends gathered in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, September 10, 2015 to remember Nick. On Friday, September 11, 2015, the funeral cortege traveled to St. John's of Damascus Orthodox Church in Dedham where a wake and Funeral Service were held. Burial followed in Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford. 

Donations in memory of Nick Cardoos can be made to "Bladder Cancer Center, Lank Center GU Oncology" for the Dr. Bellmunt Bladder Research Program, Dana Farber Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

Member of Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. 

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John Dominic Antonucci died on Thursday August 13, 2015 at the age of 85. John and his late wife, Irene (Sweeney) Antonucci were long-time residents of Lexington. He was born July 19, 1930 in Brooklyn NY, one of three children born to Dominic Antonucci and Anna (Carcione) Antonucci. John attended school in NYC and the University of Connecticut, earning a Master's Degree in Physics. He moved to Massachusetts to continue his work in radar, as an employee of the federal government.

John served as a caregiver to his wife, Irene, for decades, from her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis to her death in 2008. In addition to continuing to care for his immediate family, John, along with Irene, worked to care for others with Multiple Sclerosis. John and Irene ran the Mystic Valley Support Group for MS for 12 years, and participated as volunteers for over 25 years. They volunteered  at Mount Auburn Hospital as Peer Counselors. His positive outlook, boundless energy, and kind soul touched the lives of many, as he guided and comforted other families struggling with the devasting effects of MS. He still drove hours to assist other support groups well into his 70s. He continued this work after Irene's passing.

John had a strong social conscience. He participated in activism and advocacy for peace, economic, and racial justice, and the liberation of formerly colonized peoples for many decades. He was an animal lover, and filled his house with pets. He was a passionate and skilled handball player, from his youth in Brooklyn into his later years. He was an avid chess player as well, and played his last game with his daughter's companion, Steve, just a week before his passing.

He was the loving father of Amy Antonucci and her partner Steve Diamond of Barrington, NH and Michael Antonucci and his wife Mary Antonucci of Washington, D.C. He was the brother of Rose Izzo of Pearl River, NY and the late Christina Florio of Staten Island, NY. John is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as friends close enough to be considered part of his chosen family. His dear friends Carol Johnston, Bonnie Berthiaume and Georgia from the Leonard Florence Center for Living were present for his passing. 

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 10am to Noon followed by a Service at Noon in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945.  

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. 

 

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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.