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Karen A. Sahagian, 43
BILLERICA - Karen A. Sahagian, 43, died Feb. 19, 2001, at her home following
a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Mark G. Sahagian.
She was born in Arlington, the daughter of George and Herepsime (Kevorkian)
Moranian, and had lived in Arlington and Salem for many years before moving
to Billerica 13 years ago. She was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class
of 1975.
Mrs. Sahagian was employed in the perfume department at Filene's
Department Store for the past eight years. She was a member of the Holy
Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two sons, Craig
and Alexander Sahagian, both of Billerica; a brother, George Moranian of
Derry, N.H.; two sisters, Jane Dunn of Woburn, and Mary Gustavsen of
Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Feb. 23, from the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in
Cambridge. Interment was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. For those who wish,
contributions in Mrs. Sahagian's memory may be made to the Karen Sahagian
Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, Town Treasurer, 365 Boston Road, Billerica,
MA 01821..Arrangements were under the care of the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home,
Billerica.

Alfred E. Cooper, 77, of Arlington
Alfred E. Cooper, 77, of Arlington died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Pine Knoll
Nursing Home in Lexington after a brief illness.
Born in Arlington he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Emily (Bower)
Cooper and a lifelong Arlington resident. He graduated from Arlington High
School in 1941 and from the National Academy of Broadcasting in 1948. He
was a World War II Army and Coast Guard veteran, serving from 1949 to 1972.
He served on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1941 to
1942. Prior to his retirement in 1972 he worked for the Coast Guard as a
supply management specialist. From 1943 to 1947 he worked for the Internal
Revenue Service. He also worked at Walgreen's Arlington from 1985 to 1988.
Mr. Cooper was a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the U.S. Lighthouse
Preservation Society and the First Baptist Church of Arlington. He was an avid
stamp collector and noted philatelist, a genealogy buff and a great historian.
Mr. Cooper is survived by his cousins, David Bower of Florida, Bruce Bower
of Woburn, Wayne Bower of Maryland and Sandra Lawson of Arlington. He
was predeceased by a brother, Ernest L. Cooper Jr.
Services were held at the Saville & Grannan Funeral Home, Arlington Center,
Friday, Feb. 23. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Memorial
donations in Mr. Cooper's name may be made to the American Cancer Society,
20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Margaret E. Dalrymple, 79
WOBURN - Margaret E. (Barr) Dalrymple, 79, died Feb. 25, 2001, at Winchester
Hospital following a short illness. She was the wife of Raymond F. Dalrymple.
She was born in Alton Bay, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys
(Smith) Barr. Mrs. Dalrymple was a member of the North Congregational
Church in Woburn, where she served as a deaconess, and also taught Sunday
school. She volunteered at the Dwelling Place at the Woburn United Methodist
Church, and the Share program at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
Mrs. Dalrymple was a volunteer at the Altavesta School Library, an assistant
Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. During World War II, Mrs. Dalrymple
volunteered at the Salem Hospital assisting disabled veterans.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Gladys Bilodeau 
and her husband James of Medford, Helen Muir and her husband
Ralph of Woburn, and Kathleen Dalrymple of Woburn; a sister, Ellen Shannon
of Woburn; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., today, March 1, at the North
Congregational Church, 896 Main St., North Woburn. For those who wish,
contributions in Mrs. Dalrymple's memory may be made to the American Heart
Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

John J. Donahue, 66, of Woburn
John J. Donahue, 66, of Woburn, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, after
being stricken at his home. He was the husband of Nora A. (Mannion)
Donahue.
Born in Boston he was the son of the late Patrick and Teresa (Tannian)
Donahue. He graduated from Medford Vocational High School in 1953 and was
employed as a printer for the Murray Printing Company in Westford for over 35
years. In later years he worked as a security officer for Stone and Webster
Engineering Company. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a personnel
specialist in the 714th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion in the late
1950s, stationed in Fort Eustis, Va.
Mr. Donahue volunteered his time to various charitable causes including
Meals on Wheels. He was an altar server at St. Charles Church and a Life
Member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.
Besides his wife of 36 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law,
Sheila Donahue Walsh and Kevin Walsh of Charlestown.
The funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn,
Saturday, Feb. 24 followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment
was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr.
Donahue's memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave.,
Somerville, MA 02143.

Margaret L. Duncan, 89, formerly of Woburn
FRANKLIN, N.H. - Margaret L. Duncan, 89, formerly of Woburn, died Feb. 23,
2001 at the Mountain Ridge Nursing Home in Franklin. She was the wife of the
late Ernie Duncan. She was born in Castlewood, Va., on Dec. 15, 1911, the
daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie (Hayton) Clay.
Mrs. Duncan was active in the affairs of the First Congregational Church in
Woburn and served as co-treasurer of the church with her late husband. She
was also a member of the Women's Guild at the church and was a member of
the Woburn Garden Club. She also served on the board of the Tidd Home in
North Woburn. During World War II, Mrs. Duncan was employed in an ammunition 
plant in Indianapolis.
She is survived by a son, Ernie Duncan and his wife Susan of Bristol, N.H.; a
brother, Jack Clay of St. Paul, Va.; four sisters, Josephine Tudor of St. Paul,
Va., Daisy Cavendish of Kingsport, Tenn., Clarice Ware of Virginia Beach, Va.,
and Estell Chabo of Monroe, N.C.; and three grandchildren. She was also the
sister of the late William Clay and Evelyn Horn.
A funeral was held Feb. 25, from the Graham Funeral Home in Woburn.
Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish,
contributions in Mrs. Duncan's memory may be made to the Newfound Area
Nursing Association, Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222.

Frances C. Gillespie, 91, a native of Woburn
QUAKER CITY, Ohio - Frances C. Gillespie, 91, a native of Woburn, died Feb.
22, 2001, in Quaker City. She was the wife of the late Michael Gillespie, who
died in 1979 and the late Leonard V. MacDonald, who died in 1961. She was
born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret G. (Lynch)
Finn. She graduated from St. Charles High School and was a member of the
St. Charles Alumni Association throughout her life.
Mrs. Gillespie was employed at Winchester Hospital for many years as a clerk
in various departments, including Central Service, the laboratory, and the
administration offices. She took up residence with her daughter in Ohio in
1995.
She is survived by a son, William L. MacDonald of Wakefield; a daughter Mrs.
Larry (Anne) Mason of Quaker City, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Helen McCarthy of
Ocean Springs, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great
great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Henry, George, James,
Neil, and William Finn; the stepmother of the late Edward Gillespie; and the
grandmother of the late Edward Gillespie Jr.
A funeral was held Feb. 26, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs.
Gillespie's memory may be made to the St. Charles School Educational Fund,
8 Myrtle St., Woburn, MA 01801.

Anna Guzzo, 95, a longtime resident of Woburn
WOBURN - Anna Guzzo, 95, a longtime resident of Woburn, died Feb. 20,
2001. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Guzzo, who died in 1988. She
was born in Winchester, the daughter of the late Joseph and Nicoline (Rollo)
Torchia. She moved to Italy with her family as a youngster and was raised in
Venda di Maida. At the age of 25, she returned to the United States and settled 
in Woburn.
She is survived by two sons, Rosario J. Guzzo and his wife Marie of Billerica,
and Joseph A. Guzzo and his wife Anne of Wilmington; a daughter, Anna N.
Massa and her husband Robert of Natick; five grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was the sister
of the late Thomas Torchia of West Newton, and Catherine Bubba of
Pennsylvania.
A funeral was held Feb. 23, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs.
Guzzo's memory may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave.,
Stoneham, MA 02180.

Rose Therrien, 90, of Woburn
Rose Therrien, 90, of Woburn, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, following a brief
illness. She was the wife of the late Henry Therrien, who died last year. Born
in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Jenny
(Figulino) Carmosino. She came to the United States with her family as a
youngster and grew up in East Boston. She resided in San, Diego, Calif. for 30
years, but lived most of her life in East Boston. She came to live with her
daughter in Woburn a year ago.
In earlier years she enjoyed square dancing, and more recently was involved
with the Cooperative Elder Services in Burlington. Devoted to her family, she
greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and later her
great-grandchildren. She had recently been honored at a 90th birthday party
given by her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan A. Spinale of Woburn; a son, Augustine
J. Russo of Bedford; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Anthony and Carl Carmosino, and a
sister, Carmella Bartholomew,
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 24th, in St. Anthony Church,
Woburn; Donations may be made in Mrs. Therrien's memory to the
Cooperative Elder Services, 37B Street, Burlington, MA 01803.

Joshua M. Scott, 26, of Woburn
Joshua M. Scott, 26, of Woburn, formerly of Wakefield and Arlington, died
Friday, Feb 23, 2001, at Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries received
in a motor vehicle accident. He was the son of Peter Scott of Burlington and
Elaine J. (Dingle) Scott of Arlington.
Mr. Scott is survived by a son Jeremy Scott; three sisters, Laura Scott and 
Kelly A. McEwen of Burlington and Meloney Sparkes of Arlington; four
brothers, Patrick D. McEwen of Merrimack, N.H., Douglas M. Sparkes, Michael
D. Sparkes and Adam M. Sparkes, all of Arlington; his fiancee, Kathleen
O'Brien of Somerville; his grandmother, Elizabeth Pandolph of Woburn and
several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb 27 at the Forest Glade Cemetery in
Wakefield. For those who wish, contributions in Joshua's memory may be
made to Peter Scott, 15 Harvard Ave., Burlington, MA 01803 for a fund being
established for his children.

March 08, 2001
Helen Marie Raschella, formerly of Woburn
PELHAM, N.H. - Helen Marie (Rodenhizer) Raschella, 75, formerly of Woburn,
died unexpectedly March 3, 2001, at Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife
of the late Albert J. Raschella Sr.
She was born in Waltham on Oct. 20, 1925, the daughter of the late George K.
and Lena A. (Weagle) Rodenhizer. Mrs. Raschella was employed at Polaroid
Co. of Waltham for more than 20 years before her retirement. She enjoyed
bingo, knitting, crafts, crochet and traveling.
She is survived by a son, Albert J. Raschella Jr. and his wife Isabel of Hudson,
N.H.; two daughters, Marsha A. Orr and her husband Michael of Pelham, N.H.,
and Selena A. Raschella of North Billerica; five grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held March 4, at Archambault Funeral Home in Lowell.
Interment was in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington on March 7. For those who
wish, contributions in Mrs. Raschella's memory may be made to Children's
Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

March 09, 2001
Kathleen Harkins
WOBURN/ IRELAND
Of Stoneham, formerly of Ireland, March 9, Kathleen (McElhinney). Wife of
Walter Harkins. Sister of William, John, Patrick & Lawrence McElhinney,
Margaret Lafferty & twin sisters Eileen Gibbons & Bridget Noone, all of
Carndonagh, County, Donegal, Ireland and the late Theresa McElhinney & May
Bonner.
Funeral from the P.J. Cox & Sons Funeral Home, 14 Highland St. (off Green
St.) WOBURN, Mon., March 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in the 
Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sun. 2-4 only. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Robert E.
Foley, Funeral Dir. (Boston Globe)

Jeannine C. Legee leaves family in Woburn
ARLINGTON - Jeannine C. (Chabre) Legee, died Feb. 14, 2001. She was the
wife of the late John J. Legee Sr.
Mrs. Legee is survived by a son, John J. Legee Jr. of New Hampshire; two
daughters, Jeannine M. Brusseau of New Hampshire, and Lisa Legee of
Florida; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the
sister of Alphy Chabre, Carline Masiak, both of Connecticut, Gilman Chabre of
Woburn, Mary Jane Keel of Cambridge, Herman Chabre of Utah, Hedrick
Chabre of Maine, Katherine Sikes of New York, and Doreen Pyles of
Washington.
A funeral was held Feb. 19, from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home in
Somerville, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church, Arlington.
Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

Karen A. Sahagian leaves family in Woburn
BILLERICA - Karen A. (Moranian) Sahagian, 43, formerly of Salem and
Arlington, died Feb. 19, 2001, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was
the wife of Mark G. Sahagian.
She was born in Arlington, the daughter of George and Herepsime (Kevorkian)
Moranian. Mrs. Sahagian was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of
1975. She had been a resident of Arlington and Salem for many years before
moving to Billerica 13 years ago.
Mrs. Sahagian was a member of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in
Cambridge. She had been employed in the perfume department at Filenes for
the past eight years.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two sons, Craig
and Alexander Sahagian of Billerica; a brother, George Moranian of Derry,
N.H.; two sisters, Jane Dunn of Woburn, and Mary Gustavsen of Quincy; and
several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Feb. 23, at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge.
Interment was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. For those who wish,
contributions in Mrs. Sahagian's memory may be made to the Karen Sahagian
Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, c/o Billerica Scholarship Foundation, Town
Treasurer, 365 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821.

Elpiniki Galeros, 81, of Woburn
WOBURN - Elpiniki " Ellie " Galeros, 81, a resident of Woburn for over 50
years, died March 1, 2001, at the New England Medical Center after a short
illness. She was the wife of the late John S. Galeros, who died in 1960.
She was born on the Greek Island of Crete in the town of Episkopi, the
daughter of the late Evangelos and Despina (Manias) Angelidakis. A bright
and capable student, Mrs. Galeros loved learning and wanted to be a teacher.
She was an accomplished artist by the time she became a teenager. Yearning
for a life of study and reflection, Mrs. Galeros was preparing to join a convent
when World War II began.
Refocusing her energies, she joined the Resistance Movement and gathered
information about German cannon installations. She helped hide and feed
British Commandos who remained in the mountains of Crete after it was
invaded.
Several years ago, Mrs. Galeros was reunited with a British Commando she
had known as 'Lazerus' for his seeming ability to return from the dead. This
former Commando, now an old man, thanked her for helping him to stay alive
during the occupation.
Mrs. Galeros came to the United States after the war, but life in America was
not always easy. She lost her husband to an early death and was left widowed
with two small children. She was employed at the leather mills in the area,
often at tough jobs usually done by men. To get the money needed to send
her children to college, Mrs. Galeros found a better job at Borden's Ice Cream
in Woburn as a new member of the Teamsters Union.
Over the years, Mrs. Galeros helped a succession of family members become
American citizens. Despite limited formal education, she purchased several
pieces of real estate and improved them, often acting as her own architect,
painter, and general contractor. She always kept herself independent,
managing a four-family home and providing for her own retirement. She
enjoyed the occasional visits of people to whom she had rented apartments
over the years, often when they were young and poor.
Mrs. Galeros had a wry sense of humor and seldom missed an opportunity for
a quip, or to make a funny face. Her humor never failed her, even as her health
did. In her later years, Mrs. Galeros found comfort in her Greek Orthodox
religion, and she loved the Church.
She is survived by a son, John Galeros and his wife Susan of Concord; a
daughter, Mary Gutman of Wake Forest, Ill.; two brothers, Theodore and
George Angelidakis, both of Crete; five grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews.
A funeral service was held March 6, at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary 
Greek Orthodox Church, in Woburn. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery,
Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Galeros' memory may be
made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church Building
Fund, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801.

Margaret E. Newell, 76, of Woburn
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in St. Barbara's Church for
Margaret E. " Peg " (Bowles) Newell, 76, who died Saturday, March 3 after a
long illness. She was the wife of Herbert L. Newell.
Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late David C. and Margaret E.
(Sullivan) Bowles. She grew up in Medford and moved to Dorchester where
she graduated from the Jeremiah Burke High School. She moved to Woburn
43 years ago and made her home on the west side where she was very active
in raising her children and involved at St. Barbara's Church and Women's
Club. Mrs. Newell was avid swimmer and in later years continued that sport.
She also spent a great amount of time with her family and her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Herbert of 43 years, she is survived by her
daughter Margaret E. " Peggy " Newell; two sons Donald H. Newell and James
R. Newell all of Woburn; her brothers Charles Bowles of Fla., Edward Bowles
of Medford; a sister Helen Harvey also of Medford, and eight grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her son Richard Newell who died in 1997.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Peg's memory to the Massachusetts
Association for Retarded Citizens, 217 South Street, Waltham MA. 02453.

Pasquale Speziale, 78, of Woburn
Pasquale " Pat " Speziale, 78, of Woburn died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at the
Winchester Hospital. He was the husband of the late Vincenza (Scardetta)
Speziale.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Ranieri) Speziale.
He attended the schools in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston
High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Prior to
retirement in 1974 he worked for the U.S. government at the Boston Navy Yard
as an electrician for 36 years. He lived in Woburn for the past 40 years and
was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was devoted to his family and
enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Speziale is survived by a daughter, Patricia Sacco of Tewksbury; two
sons, Robert Speziale of Madison, Conn. and John Speziale of Billerica; seven
grandchildren and a sister, Elvera Strianese.
The funeral was held March 2 from the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral
Home, 54 Pleasant St., Woburn, with a funeral Mass at St. Charles Church. 
Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made
in Mr. Speziale's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St.,
Framingham, MA 01701.

Francis O. Ryan, 85, of Woburn
Francis O. " Frank " Ryan, the longtime chairman of the Woburn Board of
Health and director of Public Welfare for the city of Woburn, died
unexpectedly Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Mass. General Hospital in Boston.
The husband of Wanda (Sagan) Ryan for over 60 years, he was 85.
Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late William and Susan (O'Neill) Ryan.
He graduated: from Chelsea High School and later attended Boston University
and the New England Conservatory of Music. A veteran of World War II, he
served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal.
For about 10 years he worked as a social worker while living in Chelsea. He
then was appointed by Mayor Kane as director of health and charities for the
city of Woburn, When the state assumed control of the welfare system, he
became director of Public Welfare for several communities. His involvement
expanded over 30 years.
When he retired in 1976, Mayor Higgins appointed him as chairman of the
Board of Health. A charitable and generous man, he donated much time and
energy to a number of causes. While he was with the Board of Health he
started a program where baskets and Christmas gifts were collected and
donated to needy families.
He loved music and studied the violin at the New England Conservatory. He
was a solo violinist and concertmaster while in high school. He played with
the Ken Reeves Orchestra in the late 1950s. Later, in the 1970s, his orchestra
became known as the Frank Ryan Orchestra. He played for various charitable
causes, including the senior citizens' events in the city of Woburn. He also did
volunteer work for the Black and Orange, the Elks, the Woburn Nursing Home,
and St. Charles Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Wanda (Sagan) Ryan, are two sons, John F.
Ryan of New Hampshire, and Robert F. Ryan of Quincy; two daughters, Donna
M. Ryan of Florida and Marion R. Davis of Germany; five grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, today, March 8, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St,
Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in
Woodbrook Cemetery..March 14, 2001

Bryan G. Wallace
Bryan G. Wallace, 21, of Woburn died unexpectedly at his home Saturday,
March 10, 2001. He was the son of Lori A. (Harmon) Wallace of Woburn and
David G. Wallace of Georgetown.
Born Nov. 11, 1979 he attended the Wyman Elementary and Kennedy Middle
School, and went on to attend Woburn High School. He was working for a
demolition company at the time of his death. He was a great animal lover and
often brought home strays to care for. He also enjoyed snowboarding and
skateboarding.
Besides his parents he is survived by Dana Mahoney, his mother's dear friend,
Paula Hansen, a dear friend of his father; his maternal grandparents, Leonard
H. and Diane L. (Statham) Harmon of Woburn; his godmother, Lisa A. McCann
of Woburn; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. He was
preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Larry and Bertha Wallace of
North Reading.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, today, March 15, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St.
Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in his memory to the
National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22185.

George R. Phillips
WOBURN - George R. Phillips, of Woburn, died March 7, 2001, at Winchester
Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Kelly) Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was born in Brighton, the son of the late Wardleigh and Mary
(Doherty) Phillips. He attended Brighton schools and Boston English. He
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Phillips was
employed by the New England Telephone Co. for 40 years until his retirement.
He was a longtime member of the Woburn Kiwanis. He also golfed at the
Woburn Country Club.
He is survived by two sons, George R. Phillips Jr. of Hampton, N.H., and
Richard J. Phillips of Woburn; a daughter, Patricia Marone of Billerica; two
sisters, Ruth Hickman of Braintree, and Gertrude O'Toole of Winchester; and
four grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Wardleigh Phillips.
A funeral was held March 12, from the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home
in Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church. Interment was
in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Evelyn C. Pais
WOBURN - Evelyn C. Pais, 88, died March 6, 2001, at her home following a
lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Emanuel " Manny " Pais, who died
in 1993.
She was born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late William H. and Lucy F.
(Foster) Underwood. She graduated from Somerville High School, Class of
1927.
Mrs. Pais resided with her family in Woburn for the past 40 years. Until
recently, she was active in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Burlington.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Pais of Woburn, formerly of Portland,
Maine; a niece, Joan Yaeger of Illinois; and a grandson, Allen Pais; and
several grandnieces and grandnephews.
A funeral service was held March 9, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, with the Rev. Jacqueline McGrady of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in
Burlington officiating. Interment was in Cambridge City Cemetery.

Diane M. and Anthony J. Masters
A house fire in Deland, Fla. on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, claimed the lives of
Diane M. Masters, a native of Woburn, and her 15-month-old son, Anthony
James, known affectionately as " A.J. " The house in which they were living
caught fire during the early morning hours and Ms. Masters succumbed while
attempting to rescue her son.
Ms. Masters was born 34 years ago, the daughter of Anthony J. and Regina A.
(Smith) Masters of Woburn; She graduated from Woburn High School and
lived here until taking up residence in Deland four years ago.
Surviving in addition to her parents, Anthony and Regina Masters, are two
brothers, Joseph and Robert Masters, both of Woburn.
A funeral for Ms. Masters and her son was held from the Lynch-Cantillon
Funeral Home, Woburn, Wednesday, March 14, followed by a funeral Mass in
St. Charles Church. Interment followed in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
Donations may be made in memory of Diane and A.J. to the St. Charles
Educational Fund, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

James H. MacDonald
WOBURN - James H. MacDonald, 69, a longtime resident of Woburn, died
March 5, 2001, at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was the husband of
Catherine E. (Mearles) MacDonald.
He was the son of the late James H. MacDonald Sr. and the late Catherine 
MacDonald. He was raised between Lowell and Cape Britain Island in Canada.
Mr. Macdonald was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United
States Navy. He retired from NEC in Boxborough, where he worked as a
shipper-receiver.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, James H. MacDonald III of
San Diego, Calif.; Brian K. MacDonald and his wife Lynn of Woburn, and
Randy J. MacDonald; a daughter, Kathleen English of Woburn, two sisters,
Joanne Martel, and Mary Panageotopoulos, both of Dracut; two
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held
March 9, at the Graham Funeral Home, following visiting hours.

Pauline E. Dineen
BUZZARDS BAY - Pauline E. (Gaudette) Dineen, 90, formerly of Winchester
and Woburn, died March 6, 2001. She was the wife of the late Daniel Dineen.
Mrs. Dineen was employed as a stitcher of shoes in the Winchester/Woburn
area.
She is survived by six sons, Daniel Dineen of Epping, N.H., Edward Dineen of
Burlington, John Dineen of Wilmington, David Dineen of North Reading,
Richard Dineen of Martinez, Ga., and Phillip Dineen of Reading; two
daughters, Pauline Maliziola of Buzzards Bay, and Mary Lou Lynch of Toms
River, N.J.; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held March 9, from the Lane Funeral Home in
Winchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception
Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish,
contributions in Mrs. Dineen's memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 95 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116.

Kathleen P. Harkins
Kathleen P. Harkins, 66, of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, died Friday, March
9, 2001, at Emerson Hospital in Concord after a long illness. She was the wife
of Walter Harkins.
Born in Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland Aug. 27, 1934, she was the
daughter of the late William and Madge (Doherty) McElhinney. She moved
from Ireland in 1953 and lived with John and Theresa McCallion on Stoddard
Street in Woburn.
Mrs. Harkins worked at local banks including the University Bank in Bedford
for over 15 years, and banks in Boston and Burlington. She retired in 1996
from the North West Insurance Co. in Bedford where she worked for six years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four brothers, William McElhinney,
John McElhinney, Patrick McElhinney, and Lawrence McElhinney and three
sisters, Margaret Lafferty and twin sisters, Eileen Gibbons and Bridget Noone,
all of Carndonagh, County Donegal and many nieces and nephews She was
predeceased by two sisters, Mary Bonner and Theresa McElhinney.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church,
Winchester, with the Rev. Thomas Foley officiating. Burial was in Woodbrook
Cemetery, Woburn.

Vincent Pagano
STONEHAM - Vincent Pagano, 86, of Stoneham, died March 5, 2001. He was
the husband of Phyllis (Simons) Pagano. He was born in Cambridge on Sept.
19, 1914, the son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Barbarosa) Pagano. Mr.
Pagano was a retired truck driver with R.S. Bryant Transportation. He was a
member of Teamsters Local No. 25.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mary Ross of Woburn,
and Mafalda Pagano of Cambridge; and a nephew, Bruce Ross of Gloucester.
A prayer service was held March 9, at the A.E. Finnegan & Son Home for
Funerals in Stoneham. Interment was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

Joseph N. Bastos
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Joseph N. Bastos, 72, a longtime resident of
Burlington, died unexpectedly March 5, 2001, in Merritt Island. He was the
husband of Jean P. (Porch) Bastos.
He was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Joseph Bastos Sr. and the late
Emma (Sousa) Bastos. Mr. Bastos was raised in Cambridge and graduated
from Cambridge High and Latin. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired
from Polaroid Corp. in 1998, after over 30 years of service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Bastos of Billerica,
and Joseph Bastos of Burlington; two daughters, Brenda Gillis of Burlington,
and Earla Riker of Melrose; three sisters, Terri Mello of Woburn, Helen Sanises
of Billerica, and Emma Solano of Cambridge; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral service was held March 10, at the United Church of Christ
Congregational in Burlington. Interment was in Pine Haven Cemetery,
Burlington. For those who wish, contributions in Mr. Bastos' memory may be
made to the United Church of Christ Congregational, Bedford and Lexington
streets, Burlington, MA 01803.

Mabel L. Pierce
BILLERICA - Mabel L. (Larsen) Pierce, 80, formerly of Sandown, N.H., and
Woburn, died March 3, 2001, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.
She was the wife of James W. Pierce Sr. She was born and raised in Woburn,
the daughter of the late Laurits P. and Sine C. (Andersen) Larsen. She was a
graduate of Woburn High School.
Mrs. Pierce was a member of the First Congregational Church, where she
belonged to the Women's Guild and the Sunflower Club. She enjoyed
spending time at Wymans Beach and Campground in Westford during the
summer. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and often made items she
donated to various charities.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James W. Pierce Jr.
of Woburn, and Phillip L. Pierce of New Hampshire; two daughters, Sylvia A.
King of Woburn, and Linda J. Joy of Tewksbury; a sister, Gladys O'Neil; eight
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held March 8, from the Graham Funeral Home in
Woburn. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Guy S. Kingman Sr.
Guy S. Kingman Sr., 73, of Arlington, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at EN
Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, after a long illness. He was the
husband of the late Eleanor M. (Mower) Kingman.
Born in Arlington July 13, 1927, he was the son of the late Samuel W. and
Jessie (Campbell) Kingman and was a lifelong resident. He was employed as a
landscaper for Frost & Higgins Co. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to
1948 when he was discharged as an honorable disabled veteran.
Mr. Kingman was a life member and three-term past commander of the VFW
Post #1775. He was also active on the district level of the VFW with District 3.
He devoted much of his time to helping veterans and served on the Patriots
and Veterans Day Parade Committees in Arlington and was an active member
of the Arlington American Legion and a life member of the DAV in Arlington.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Keefe of Woburn and Eleanor
Lynch of Framingham; two sons, Robert P. Kingman of Arizona and Guy S.
Kingman Jr. of Everett; a friend, Dottie Boldger of Somerville; 12
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held from the Keefe Funeral Home, Arlington, Sunday,
March 4, with the Rev. Ralph Hargert officiating. Interment was in the
Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

John W.R. Fields Sr.
John W.R. Fields Sr., 71, a patrolman with the city of Woburn for 30 years,
died unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Winchester Hospital after
having been stricken at home. He was the husband of Leona M. (Mondon)
Fields for over 46 years.
Born in Woburn he was the son of the late John R. and Geraldine (Guy) Fields.
He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with
the class of 1947. He served in the U.S. Army following his graduation from
high school.
He was a member of the reserves for the police department in Woburn from
1960 until 1964 and on Nov. 30, 1964, he was appointed as a permanent
member of the police force, retiring as a patrolman in 1994. A motorcycle
enthusiast, he was a member of the Blue Knights and made two cross-country
trips as well as many shorter excursions on his motorcycle.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, John W.R. Fields, Jr. of Florida,
and Patrolman Steven S. Fields of Woburn, a member of the Winchester Police
Department; a sister, Joan Perkins of Georgia; his stepmother, Dorothy Fields
and stepbrother, Robert Steward, both of Woburn, and his stepsister, Peggy
Yancey of Florida; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn, on
Wednesday, March 14, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church,
Woburn. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations
may be made in his memory to Gambro-Woburn, 23 Warren Avenue, Woburn,
MA 01801.

Christine M. DiNapoli
Christine M. DiNapoli, 86, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died Sunday, March 4,
2001, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Louise
(Bowe) DiNapoli.
She attended St. Charles elementary and high schools and was a graduate of
Boston College. She began working at the Woburn Public Library as a page
while she was still in high school. In 1933 she joined the staff as a general
assistant. Promotions to reference librarian and assistant head librarian
followed and in 1964 she was appointed director of the library, a position she
held until her retirement in May 1984. At that time she was honored by the City
Council with a resolution in tribute to her " long and distinguished career "of
over 50 years of service " marked with a deep rooted and genuine concern
for the Woburn Public Library and to those citizens, both young and old, who
had occasion to use said library. " She also served as a long-term substitute
teacher of library science at the Woburn Public High School.
Throughout her life she was an active member of St. Charles parish, writing
several of the church publications including a history of St. Charles Church,
and editing others, including a booklet honoring the 100th anniversary of the
Sisters of Notre Dame DeNamur in Woburn. She was also instrumental in
establishing libraries at St. Charles elementary and high schools. After her
retirement she served as a volunteer in the elementary school. She was past
president of the St. Charles Alumnae and past president of the Council of
Catholic Women.
In the 1940s she volunteered as secretary on the committee, which organized
the annual " Woburn Day " excursion to a big league ballpark in Boston for
Woburn youngsters.
She is survived by a sister, Julie A. DiNapoli of Woburn; a brother, Donald E.
DiNapoli of Reading; nieces Anne M. Emmerich of Winchester and Dorothea A.
Baernthaler of Middletown, R.I.; a nephew John F. DiNapoli of Hopkinton and
grandnieces and nephew, Adrienne L. and Beryl Emmerich of Winchester and
Meghan C. and John F. DiNapoli III of Hopkinton. She was also sister of the
late Adelpha T. DiNapoli and John F. DiNapoli Sr.
The funeral will be held today, March 8, at 10:45 a.m. from the Lynch-Cantillon
Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles
Church, 280 Main St., at 11:30 a.m. Interment follows in Calvary Cemetery.

Michael J. Craven
WOBURN - Michael J. Craven, 61, died suddenly March 4, 2001, at Winchester
Hospital, after having been stricken at home. He was the husband of Lillian A.
(Balestrieri) Craven for over 33 years. He was born in Woburn, the son of the
late Michael S. and Margaret F. (O'Brien) Craven. He attended St. Charles
School and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1959. He
served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
At the time of his death, Mr. Craven was employed by Suppliers Automotive in
Woburn as a driver. He had previously worked as a machinist at J.J. Reilly
Leather Company, and as a shipper for Greif Brothers of Cambridge. An usher
at St. Charles Church, he regularly served at the Saturday afternoon Mass. He
enjoyed working around his home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Jean Peterson and her
husband Raynold of Woburn; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Ruth Malonson and Robert
Craven.
A funeral was held March 9, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mr.
Craven's memory may be made to St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn,
MA 01801.

Anthony J. Bushman Sr.
Anthony J. Bushman Sr., of Woburn died in Winchester Friday, March 9, 2001,
following a long illness. The husband of Jessie L. (Gricus) Bushman for nearly
63 years, he was 87.
Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Anthony and Madeline Bushman.
He attended Woburn schools and lived in the city for most of his life. He was
self-employed as a contractor in the construction business, retiring 20 years
ago.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Anthony J. Bushman, Jr. of
Woburn, and Richard A. Bushman and his wife Marie of Richwood, Ky.; a
daughter, Marilyn A. Nelson of Belgium and her husband John; a sister,
Margaret Gricus of Woburn; and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by
a brother, Adam Bushman, and a sister, Julia Mosack.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 13th, at Woodbrook Cemetery.
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn, was in charge of arrangements.

Catherine J. Baker
WOBURN - Catherine J. " Kit " Baker, 102, formerly of Arlington and Belmont,
died March 7, 2001.
She was born in Newfoundland on June 17, 1898, the daughter of the late
Edward A. and Margaret (Walsh) Baker. She was raised in Canada and moved
to the Boston area in her early 20s. She lived in Arlington and Belmont for a
number of years, and took up residence in Woburn 20 years ago. She enjoyed
reading and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by a brother, Matthew Hayes of Cambridge; her nieces and
nephews, Leonard Baker of Belmont, Judy Corsetti of Boxford, Ed Baker of
Tewksbury, Beatrice Jenkins of Waltham, Geraldine Mullen of New York,
Dennis Hayes of South Boston, and Mary Bridget Gross of Illinois. She also
leaves several grandnieces and grandnephews, great-grandnieces and
great-grandnephews. Preceding her in death were her twin brother, Leonard
P. Baker, and a sister, Elizabeth Niven.
A funeral was held March 10, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church. Interment was in
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

Thurza M. Scott
WOBURN - Thurza M. (Jones) Scott, 74, formerly of Arlington, died suddenly
March 8, 2001, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was the
wife of the late William J. Scott. She was born in Cambridge and was a
graduate of Cambridge High & Latin School in 1944. Mrs. Scott was employed
as a cafeteria worker for 23 years for the Arlington Public Schools.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna M. Regan and her husband John R.
of Fairfax, Va., Diane L. Sherman of Woburn, and Sandra J. Scott of Woburn; a
brother, Robert Jones of San Diego, Calif.; four sisters, Barbara Graham of
Cambridge, Ruth Dunn of Maine, Eleanor Young of Hanover, and Dorothy
Forrest of Hanover; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held March 13, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in
Burlington. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who
wish, contributions in Mrs. Scott's memory may be made to St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 10 St. Mark's Road, Burlington, MA 01803.

March 21, 2001
Stewart H. Morris
METHUEN - Stewart H. Morris, 75, formerly of Billerica, died March 11, 2001, at
the Prescott House in North Andover following a lengthy illness. He was the
husband of Mary C. (Caiado) Morris.
He was born in Boston, the son of the late James S. and Marie L. (Boudreau)
Morris and had lived in Billerica and Woburn for many years before moving to
Methuen six years ago. Mr. Morris served in the Navy during World War II and
the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a manager at
Instrumental Laboratories in Woburn for 20 years, retiring 13 years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five brothers, Charles Morris of
Billerica, Courtney Morris of Woburn, Harvey and Whitey Morris of
Chelmsford, and Gwen Morris of Lowell; a sister, Beverly Merrill of
Chelmsford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was also
the father of the late Donna Milano, and the brother of the late Darrel Morris.
A funeral service was held March 15, from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral
Home in Billerica. Interment was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica

March 21, 2001
Lucy A. Spinosa
ARLINGTON - Lucy A. (Albano) Spinosa, 76, died March 9, 2001, at Winchester
Hospital. She was the wife of Salvatore Spinosa Jr.
She was born in Somerville on Aug. 8, 1924. Mrs. Spinosa was a graduate of
the Fisher Business School and was employed as a receptionist for Trans
World Services in Melrose. Mrs. Spinosa was a former member of the Eastern
Star, Regina Elena Lodge 1709 Sons of Italy, and a volunteer at the VA
Memorial Hospital in Bedford.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert Spinosa of
Westford, and S. Ted Spinosa and his wife Maureen of Lexington; a brother,
Gus Albano of Nashua, N.H.; a sister, Rose Mozzetta of Woburn; and three
grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Vincent Albano.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, from the First Baptist
Church of Arlington, 819 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Interment will be private. For
those who wish, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Spinosa's memory
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA
01701, or to The Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA
02114.

George L. Wells Jr.
WOBURN - George L. Wells Jr., 47, died March 13, 2001, at the Boston Medical
Center following a lengthy illness. He was born in Woburn, the son of George
L. and Mary (Farrell) Wells Sr. He attended Woburn High School and lived in
the city all his life. For a number of years, he was employed for the city of
Woburn in the Public Works Department.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Daniel Wells of Woburn; a
daughter, Shannon Wells of Woburn; a brother, David Wells of Derry, N.H.; a
sister, Donna Metrano of Hampton, N.H.; a granddaughter, Liandra Castoires;
and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also
the brother of the late Diane Barry.
A funeral was held March 16, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Carl J. Provost Sr.
BREWSTER - Carl J. Provost Sr., formerly of Woburn, died March 13, 2001,
following an illness of several months. He was the husband of Joan M.
(Curley) Provost.
He was born and educated in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and
Julia A. (Chamberlain) Provost. Mr. Provost was a veteran of the Korean
Conflict, serving aboard the cutter General Greene. He moved to Woburn in
1958 and resided there until 1992, when he and his wife Joan retired to the
Cape.
Mr. Provost was employed as a parts manager for the Frost Company of
Andover for 20 years until his retirement. Previously he was employed for over
20 years for Lawson's Manufacturing Company in Peabody.
His love of sports led him to a part-time career as a football statistician for
Woburn High School sports, and sports columnist for the Woburn Daily
Times. He was active in the Woburn Little League as a manager, umpire, and
director. He also served two terms as president of the Woburn Little League.
He was also involved with the Woburn Pop Warner as a director and referee.
Mr. Provost was involved with the Woburn Boys and Girls Club in the bingo
program, and served on the Woburn High School Scholarship Committee for
many years. As a pastime, he enjoyed crafting holiday decorations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles H. Provost III of
Melrose, and Carl J. Provost Jr. and his wife Virginia of Woburn; two
daughters, Linda J. Ouellette and her husband Frank of Billerica, and Patricia
A. Monahan and her husband Jay of Brewster; a brother, Robert Provost and
his wife Mary of New York; four sisters, Gertrude Germain, Clara Walker and
her husband Robert, Barbara Caouette and her husband Raymond, and Rita
Caouette, all of New York; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. He was also the brother of the late Irene Molinsky, Lawrence and
Herbert Provost.
A funeral was held March 16, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment in the
National Cemetery in Bourne was private. For those who wish, contributions
in Mr. Provost's memory may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Cape
Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675, or the Boys and Girls Club of
Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

Rose L. Olson
WOBURN - Rose L. (Coiro) Olson, 76, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died
March 17, 2001, at her home following a battle with cancer. She was the wife
of the late Charles J. Olson.
She was born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Louis and Angela (Yebba)
Coiro. Mrs. Olson attended Woburn schools and was a graduate of Woburn
High School. She then attended Wilfred Beauty Academy and taught there
after graduating. She opened her own shop in East Woburn, the Colonial
Beauty Salon, where she continued to work until two weeks prior to her death.
She was a member of the Sons of Italy, a talented cook and an avid reader.
She is survived by two sons, Chuck R. Olson of Derry, N.H., and Richard L.
Olson of Woburn; a daughter, Charlene J. Winam of Derry, N.H.; three
brothers, Samuel Coiro of Woburn, Anthony Coiro of Florida, and Louis Coiro
of Wilmington; two sisters, Angela Toomajian of Florida, and Louise Medina of
New Jersey; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was also
the sister of the late Dolly Lockey.
A funeral was held March 20, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

John R. Foley
John R. " Yarby " Foley, 89, a lifelong Woburn resident, died Tuesday, March
13, 2001 at the Edith Norse Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in
Bedford after a long illness. He was the husband of Jeanne (Callahan) Foley.
Born in Woburn Jan. 28, 1912, he was the son of the late Bartley and Sarah
(Connolly) Foley. He was a 1932 graduate of Woburn High School and was a
lifeguard at Foley Beach on Horn Pond from 1933 to 1937 when he was struck
by lightning. In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the battle at
Guadalcanal, Northern Solomons and the Philippines with the field artillery
battalion. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1945. After the Army he worked
for the city of Woburn for 33 years as a timekeeper at the Department of Public
Works on N. Warren Street.
Mr. Foley was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Golf Course in Lowell for over 50
years, was a life member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks #908, the Woburn
Veterans of Foreign Wars #743 and the George A. Campbell Post American
Legion #101. In earlier years he played semi-professional baseball. He was
also a daily communicant at St. Charles Church in Woburn.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Robert E. Foley and his wife Lu-Ann
Foley of Woburn and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from the P.J. Cox & Sons Funeral Home, 14 Highland
St., Woburn at 9 a.m. Friday, March 16 followed by a funeral Mass in St.
Charles Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. today, March 15 in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02140.

Robert H. Conklin Sr.
WOBURN - Robert H. Conklin Sr., 74, died March 18, 2001, at the Lawrence
Memorial Hospital in Medford following a lengthy illness. He was the husband
of the late Rosa Marie (Tancredi) Conklin.
He was born and educated in Stoneham the son of the late Howard and
Mildred (Thorne) Conklin. Mr. Conklin lived with his family in Everett before
taking up residence in Woburn 38 years ago.
He was employed for Koko Boodakian Rug Company as an installer until his
retirement in 1991. Previously he worked for Bonite, a bowling ball
manufacturer for 20 years. Mr. Conklin was a longtime member of the
Towanda Club in Woburn.
He is survived by five sons, Robert H. Conklin Jr. of Tewksbury, Thomas M.
Conklin of Tewksbury, Michael J. Conklin of Winchester, and William A.
Conklin, and Kevin A. Conklin, both of Woburn; a brother, Howard Conklin of
Peabody; a sister, Mildred Figueroa of California; and five grandchildren. He
was also the father of the late Richard H. Conklin, and the brother of the late
Edwin Conklin.
A funeral was held March 21, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Mary A. Bidollo
WOBURN - Mary A. (Papa) Bidollo, 78, died March 18, 2001. She was the wife
of Alfonso Bidollo.
She was born in Somerville, the daughter of the late Michele and Concettina
(Nocca) Papa. Mrs. Bidollo was raised in Somerville and graduated from
Somerville High School. She moved to Woburn in 1961, where she and her
husband raised their children.
In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by a son, Robert J.
Bidollo and his wife Susan of Peabody; a daughter, Carol A. Bidollo of
Woburn; and a brother, D. Cosmo Papa of Cambridge. She was also the sister
of the late James Papa.
A funeral was held March 21, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

March 29, 2001
Raymond F. Gelinas
BRADENTON BEACH, Fla. - Raymond F. Gelinas, formerly of Lexington,
Cambridge and Providence, R.I., died March 20, 2001. He was the husband of
Joan (Doonan) Gelinas.
Mr. Gelinas was a member of Kirby-Stewart American Legion Post in
Bradenton, Florida. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a
communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Church in Bradenton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Raymond F. Gelinas Jr. and
his wife Cindy, and Stephen M. Gelinas, all of Lexington; two brothers, Ernest
A. Gelinas of Tewksbury, and Donald Gelinas of Burlington; a sister, Dorothy
Donahue of Woburn; and four grandchildren. He was also the brother of the
late Helen Burke of Fairhaven.
A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at St. Brigid's
Church, Mass. Avenue, Lexington, with a collation to follow at Lexington Elks,
959 Waltham St. Family and friends are invited to join us after the service. For
those who wish, contributions in Mr. Gelinas' memory may be made to the
Kirby-Stewart Cemetery Fund, 2000 75th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34209.

Leo M. McSweeney
LEXINGTON - Leo Maurice McSweeney, 94, of Lexington, died March 24, 2001,
in Winchester. He was the husband of Cecilia B. (Kilcoyne) McSweeney. He
was a former employee of the town of Lexington, and also had been
previously self-employed. Mr. McSweeney was a Paul Harris Fellow, and a
member of the Lexington Rotary and Holy Name Society. He also coached
Little League in Arlington for 15 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Leo P. McSweeney of
Lexington, Bernard M. McSweeney of Lexington, William J. McSweeney of
Lexington, James J. McSweeney of Concord, and Richard L. McSweeney of
Woburn; three sisters, Cecilia Walker of Longmeadow, Catherine Molle of
Lexington, and Anna White of West Roxbury; 21 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father
of the late Robert F. McSweeney, the brother of the late Francis Sweeney,
John McSweeney, Paul McSweeney, Rita Hogan and Mary Ahearn.
A funeral was held March 27, from the Church of Saint Brigid in Lexington.
Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Lexington. For those who wish,
contributions in Mr. McSweeney's memory may be made to the charity of
one's choice.

Richard E. Carlson
WOBURN - Richard E. " Wimpy " Carlson, 53, a lifelong resident of Woburn,
died March 23, 2001, at the Winchester Hospital. He was born in Woburn, the
son of the late Elmer S. and Mary F. (Cahill) Carlson. Mr. Carlson owned and
operated a canteen truck in the Newton area until several years ago. He also
tended bar at the Woburn City Club. An avid golfer since high school, Mr.
Carlson won many awards and tournaments throughout the years. He was
also a member of the Woburn Elks Club.
He is survived by a brother, John S. Carlson of Woburn; two sisters, Judith
Pietroski of Norwell, and Nancy Cameron of Moon Township, Pa.; three nieces
and four nephews. He was also the brother of the late George P. Carlson.
A funeral was held March 27, from the Graham Funeral Home in Woburn,
followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Ruth M. Connolly
Ruth M. (Doherty) Connolly, 83, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died at the
Winchester Hospital Monday, March 19, 2001, after an extended illness. She
was the wife of the late Richard F. Connolly Sr., a former alderman in Woburn.
Mrs. Connolly was the daughter of the late William and Nora (McHale) Doherty.
She was raised in Woburn and educated in the Woburn public schools,
graduating from Woburn High School in 1936. She completed a purchasing
training program with Filene's Corporation in Boston and after years of
business success married her late husband. She worked in her late brother's
dry cleaning store in the south end of Woburn. She was a homemaker and
very active in Woburn community affairs.
She was a member of St. Barbara's Church in Woburn, a past member of St.
Charles Church Ladies Sodality, a Cancer Fund fundraising member, Class of
1936 Woburn High School Class Reunion Committee, the Malden High School
Scholarship Fund, the Fenn School in Concord Scholarship Fund and the
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
Mrs. Connolly is survived by two sons, Richard F. Connolly Jr. and his wife
Ann Marie of Concord and Robert F. Connolly of Woburn; three grandchildren;
three brothers, Ernest G. Doherty of Falmouth, John J. " Jack " and Eugene T.
Doherty, both of Woburn and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her brothers, William, Edmund, Daniel, Robert and Charles
Doherty.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Barbara's Church in Woburn,
Saturday, March 24. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Interment
was in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Ruth M. Connolly Scholarship
Fund, Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148; the
Ruth M. Connolly Scholarship Fund, Fenn School, 516 Monument St.,
Concord, MA 01742 or the Connolly Scholarship Fund, c/o the Francis Ouimet
Fund, 190 Park Road, Weston, MA 02493.

Carlton G. Fitchett
WOBURN - Carlton G. Fitchett, 61, died March 21, 2001, after being stricken at
home.
He was the son of the late Lawrence E. and Roxie (Fields) Fitchett. He was a
1957 graduate of Woburn High School and resided here all his life. As a
youngster, he was active in the Woburn Little League and was an all-star
catcher. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed
in Germany. Mr. Fitchett was a process operator for the Atlantic Gelatin
Company, a position he held at the time of his death. He had been employed at
the company for over 30 years. A member of the George Campbell Post 101
American Legion, he was also a social member of the VFW.
He is survived by his twin sister, Carolyn Canada, and a brother, Wiley
Fitchett, both of Woburn. He was also the brother of the late Edward, William,
Ray, and Jessie Fitchett.
A funeral service was held March 26, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who
wish, contributions in Mr. Fitchett's memory may be made to the charity of
one's choice.

Mary C. McMahon
BURLINGTON - Mary C. (O'Connor) McMahon, 88, formerly of Cambridge, died
March 22, 2001, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was the
wife of the late Frederick S. McMahon.
She was born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late James and Lillian
O'Connor. She was educated in Cambridge and made her home there until
1980 when she came to Woburn. Mrs. McMahon was employed for 20 years as
a sales girl at Filenes in Boston.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Kathleen Conlon of Arlington, Patricia
Duggan of Plymouth, James Casey of Chelmsford, and William Casey of
Billerica; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Mary
Louise Casey and James B. McMahon, and the sister of the late Lillian
O'Connor, Mabel Engel, Edward O'Connor, and John O'Connor.
A funeral was held March 26, from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home in
Burlington, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Barbara's
Church, Woburn. Interment was in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge.

Margaret A. Ramsey
WOBURN - Margaret A. Ramsey, 67, known as " Peggy " to family and friends,
died March 20, 2001, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington,
following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Woodbury, N.J., the daughter of Margaret E. (Chisholm)
Ramsey of Woburn and the late Charles S. Ramsey. She graduated from
Woburn High School with the Class of 1949. Ms. Ramsey was employed at
Gilchrist's Department Store for a number of years.
She was very active in the Catholic Daughters, of which she was a past grand
regent, and was also involved in the Ladies Sodality of St. Barbara's and the
Women's Club. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Clifford C.
Popoloski and his wife Marion of Arlington; a brother, John A. Ramsey of
Washington; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held March 23, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Ms.
Ramsey's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of
Massachusetts, 129 Morgan Drive, Norwood, MA 02062.

Vincent J. Roche Sr.
WOBURN - Vincent J. Roche Sr., 89, formerly of Winthrop, died March 18,
2001, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was the
husband of the late Alice G. (Scott) Roche. He was born in Boston, and had
been a resident of Woburn for many years. Mr. Roche was employed as a
salesman for Beacon Chevrolet in Lynn before his retirement.
He is survived by six sons, William V. Roche of Townsend, Robert S. Roche of
Brighton, Paul B. Roche of Las Vegas, Thomas R. Roche of Woburn, Leon H.
Roche of Virginia, and Vincent J. Roche Jr. of Arkansas; three daughters,
Katherine R. Dion of Swampscott, MaryEllen Roche of Woburn, and Teresa
Briggs of Louisiana; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was
also the father of the late John Roche of Florida, and the brother of the late
Dorothy Ballway of California, and Harold Roche of Nantasket.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 23, in St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were under the
care of the Barile Funeral Home, Stoneham.

Dorothy F. Rogers
PORTLAND, Maine - Dorothy F. Rogers, 83, a former Woburn resident, died
March 21, 2001, at a hospital in Portland, Maine. She was the wife of the late
Howard Rogers, who died in 1977. She was born in Medford, the daughter of
the late Joseph A. and Agnes G. (Farry) Foster. She attended Medford schools.
Following her marriage, she and her husband operated a pharmacy in Melrose
before moving to Woburn, where they resided for many years. After her
husband's death, she took up residence in Portland. Mrs. Rogers was a
communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Portland. She enjoyed traveling and
visiting with family and friends.
She is survived by two nephews, George Hamilton of Woburn, and Gerald
Banks of Arlington; four nieces, Helen Call of Londonderry, N.H., Justina Rush
of Wakefield, Linda Keay of Winchester, and Patricia Murphy of Portland,
Maine.
A funeral was held March 24, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Philomena M. Scearbo
WOBURN - Philomena M. Scearbo, 86, a resident of Woburn most of her life,
died March 25, 2001, at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She
was the wife of the late Frederick F. Scearbo Sr., who died 12 years ago.
She was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Carmine Beveliqua and Rose
(Labianca) Beveliqua Miele. She came to Woburn with her family at the age of
6, and resided here all her life. She was a graduate of St. Charles School. For
a number of years, she worked for Transitron in Wakefield, an electronics firm.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph P. Scearbo and his wife Charlotte of
Gratham, N.H., Frederick F. Scearbo and his wife Patricia of Woburn, and
Frank J. Scearbo and his wife Gerri of Revere; two daughters, Constance M.
Pandolph of Woburn, and Rose Ranaudo of Revere; a daughter-in-law,
Barbara Scearbo; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several
great-great-grandchildren. She was also the grandmother of the late John,
Stacey, Josephine, Fred, and Anthony Scearbo.
A funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. today, March 29, from the Lynch-Cantillon
Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in
St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn. Interment will be in Calvary
Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Scearbo's
memory may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor
Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Ann L. Urban
WOBURN - Ann L. Urban, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died March 19, 2001,
following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Urban, who
died in 1967. She was born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Thomas and
Sadie (Connery) Lawn. She graduated from Woburn High School. Mrs. Urban
was employed at the Lexington Minuteman newspaper for many years, retiring
six years ago. She was a longtime member of the Young-At-Hearts Club at St.
Barbara's Church, and greatly enjoyed participating in the activities of the
group.
She is survived by two daughters, Gay Ferrie and her husband John, and
Paula Packard and her husband Dale, all of Burlington; two sisters, Helena
and Sal Lawn, both of Burlington; and three grandchildren. She was also the
sister of the late Thomas Lawn and Dorothy Brown.
A funeral was held March 23, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in
Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Urban's memory
may be made to the Young-At-Hearts Club, c/o St. Barbara's Church, 138
Cambridge St., Woburn, MA 01801.

Stewart H. Morris
METHUEN - Stewart H. Morris, 75, formerly of Billerica, died March 11, 2001, at
the Prescott House in North Andover following a lengthy illness. He was the
husband of Mary C. (Caiado) Morris. He was born in Boston, the son of the
late James S. and Marie L. (Boudreau) Morris and had lived in Billerica and
Woburn for many years before moving to Methuen six years ago.
Mr. Morris served in the Navy during World War II and the Air Force during the
Korean Conflict. He was employed as a manager at Instrumental Laboratories
in Woburn for 20 years, retiring 13 years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five brothers, Charles Morris of
Billerica, Courtney Morris of Woburn, Harvey and Whitey Morris of
Chelmsford, and Gwen Morris of Lowell; a sister, Beverly Merrill of
Chelmsford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was also
the father of the late Donna Milano, and the brother of the late Darrel Morris.
A funeral service was held March 15, from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral
Home in Billerica. Interment was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica


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