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October 1, 2001
Alfred C. Nelson, Jr.
Nelson - in Woburn, October 1st, Alfred C., Jr., 70, father of the late Alfred C.
Nelson III and Casey Nelson. Son of the late Alfred C. and Myrtle (David)
Nelson, Sr. Cousin of Roger David of Lowell, and dear friend of Jennifer
Burgess of Winchester. Memorial visitation will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon
Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 5th, from 4 to 6
p.m. Donations may be made in Alfred's memory to Big Brothers of
Massachusetts Bay, 55 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1007. Late
longtime employee of Atlantic Gelatin. Late Army veteran, Korean War.

OBITUARY:
Alfred C. Nelson, Jr., a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at Winchester
Hospital on Monday, October first, at the age of seventy. He was the son of the
late Alfred C. and Myrtle (David) Nelson, Sr. He was born in Boston but grew
up in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School. A veteran of the
Korean War, he served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
For many years, he was employed by the Atlantic Gelatin Company in Woburn.
He was a member of the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion, the
VFW, and the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Nelson enjoyed collecting and doing
masonry work, particularly following his retirement.
He was preceded in death by two children, Alfred C. Nelson III and Casey
Nelson. Surviving are his dear friend, Jennifer Burgess of Winchester, and his
cousin, Roger David of Lowell.
Following his cremation, a memorial visitation will be held at the
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October
5th, from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations may be made in Al's memory to Big Brothers
of Massachusetts Bay, 55 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1007.

October 5, 2001
Manley A. Richardson
Richardson - of Hampton, NH, formerly of Woburn and Methuen, October 5th,
2001, Manley A., beloved husband of the late Joan (Hevey) Richardson.
Devoted father of the late Kevin A. Richardson and Linda A. Morgan. Dear
brother of Lorraine Sweeney of NH, Virginia Mosson of Woburn, and the late
Clifford, Ernest, Burton, and June Richardson. Cherished grandfather of
Charles T. III, Joanne M. and Michael F. Morgan, and John J. and James J.
Morgan. Also survived by 2 great-grandchildren, his dear friend, June Lojko of
Danvers, and several nieces and nephews. 
A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 9th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may
call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Richardson's
memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA
01701. Late Army veteran, WW II.

OBITUARY:
Manley A. Richardson of Hampton, New Hampshire, a former longtime Woburn
resident, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston late
Friday following an illness of several months. The husband of the late Joan
(Hevey) Richardson, who died in 1976, he was seventy-five. Born and raised
in Methuen, he was the son of the late Ernest B. and Lillian (Reeves)
Richardson. He graduated from Methuen High School and was a veteran of
World War II, where he served in the U.S. Army. He then received his
bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College.
Mr. Richardson worked as an accountant throughout his life, and retired from
Webster Industries in Chelsea a number of years ago. He lived on Maywood
Terrace in Woburn with his family for many years, and fourteen years ago took
up residence in Hampton. He was a member of the American Legion in
Seabrook as well as the VFW.
In addition to his wife Joan, he was preceded in death by his son, Kevin A.
Richardson, his daughter, Linda A. Morgan, three brothers, Clifford, Ernest,
and Burton Richardson, and a sister, June Richardson. Surviving are two
sisters, Lorraine Sweeney of New Hampshire and Virginia Mosson of Woburn,
and five grandchildren, Charles T. III, Joanne M., and Michael F. Morgan, and
John J. and James J. Morgan. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, his
dear friend, June Lojko of Danvers, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 9th, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dean
Benedict officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home
Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodbrook
Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Richardson's memory to
the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

October 6, 2001
Clyde W. MacPherson
Clyde W. MacPherson, 96, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died on Saturday,
October 6 at the Winchester Hospital after a lingering illness. He was the
husband of the late E. Gladys (Lawson) MacPherson who died in 2000.
Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Alexander, and the late Alma
(Pearson) MacPherson.
He worked as an accountant for Rustproofing Metal Co. of Cambridge for
more than 40 years. He was active in the affairs of the Montvale
Congregational Church in East Woburn. Mr. MacPherson was survived by
many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the Graham Funeral Home on Saturday,
October 13. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 259 Lowell St., Somerville, MA 02143.

Mary "Mickey" Essigmann
Of Woburn, formerly of Burlington, October 6, Mary "Mickey" (Queen). Loving
mother of Harold Jr., Ellen Catalani, and Lisa and her husband Eric Martin all
of Woburn. Sister of Joseph, William, Richard Queen all of Woburn, Ann
Patterson of Milford, NH, Donna and George Queen of Burlington, the late
Joyce Queen and Dorothy LaTulippe. Grandmother of Melissa Johnson, Nicole
Catalani, Christopher, Stephanie, and Eric Martin. Great grandmother of
Kaitlyn. 
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON
(exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. Followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret's Church, Burlington, at 10 a.m.
Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery,
Burlington. Memorials in Mickey's name may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Published in the Boston
Globe on 10/8/2001.

October 7, 2001
John A. MacDonald
MacDonald - in Laconia, NH, October 7th, John A., beloved husband of the
late Catherine "Kay" (Monahan) MacDonald. Devoted brother of Margaret L.
Scott of Lakewood, NJ, Theresa M. Babineau of Woburn, Rose E. Grunewald
of Hollis, NH, and the late Lillian F. O'Rourke and Rita M. Ricci. Also survived
by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Funeral from the
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday,
October 11th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138
Cambridge St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Late U.S. Army veteran, WW II.

OBITUARY:
John A. MacDonald, brother of Woburn resident Theresa Babineau, passed
away at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on
Sunday. The husband of the late Catherine "Kay" (Monahan) MacDonald, he
would have been ninety years of age next month. Born in Cambridge, he was
the son of the late John A. and Mary Louise (Schneider) MacDonald. He grew
up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He went on to Boston
University, where he received a Master's Degree in Education. A veteran of
World War II, he served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Hawaii.
Mr. MacDonald taught sixth grade for many years for the Lynnfield public
school system. He and his wife traveled extensively, enjoying summers in
Laconia and winters in Florida. He purchased a motel business in Laconia,
and operated the Birch Knoll Motel for many years during the summers while
he was teaching. Following his retirement, he moved to Laconia and operated
the motel business full-time.
A man of many and diverse interests, he authored several poetry books,
including Beyond the Mist, You and Me Together, and Line of Light. He also
wrote an autobiographical travel book, Mexican Caravan. He also loved music
and working on his computer. An advocate of education, Mr. MacDonald set
up a scholarship fund for children in Revere. He was a member of the Mass.
Retired Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the State
and Municipal Employees Association, and the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his wife Kay, who was also a teacher, he was predeceased by
two sisters, Lillian F. O'Rourke of Woburn and Rita M. Ricci of Everett. He is
survived by three sisters, Margaret L. Scott of Lakewood, New Jersey, Theresa
M. Babineau of Woburn, and Rose E. Grunewald of Hollis, New Hampshire. He
also leaves many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 11th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral
mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn, at 10. Interment
will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Calling hours at the funeral home
are Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Effie C. (Reid) Farrell
Farrell - in Woburn, October 7th, 2001, Effie C. (Reid), beloved wife of the late
William D. Farrell. Devoted mother of Dana C. Farrell and Capt. Robert W.
Farrell, Woburn Fire Dept., and his wife Linda, all of Woburn. Sister of the late
Stanley, Herbert, Raymond, and William Reid and Mabel Ollen. Cherished
grandmother of Colleen, William, and Brian Farrell. 
A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main
Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 11th, at 11 a.m. Calling hours are
Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Farrell's memory to the Winchester Nursing
Center Recreation Fund, 223 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:
Effie C. Farrell of Woburn passed away at the Winchester Nursing Center
Sunday evening following a lengthy illness. The wife of the late William D.
Farrell, she was 78 years of age. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the
daughter of the late Herbert and Eleanor (Moore) Reid. She graduated from
high school there, and moved to Woburn following her marriage. Devoted to
her family, she enjoyed camping in earlier years along with her husband and
sons. She was active in the Police Wives Association during the time her
husband was a Woburn police officer.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Farrell was preceded in death by four
brothers, Stanley, Herbert, Raymond, and William Reid and a sister, Mabel
Ollen. Surviving are two sons, Dana C. Farrell of Woburn, and Capt. Robert W.
Farrell of the Woburn Fire Department and his wife Linda of Woburn. She also
leaves three grandchildren: Colleen, William, and Brian Farrell.
A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Mai
Street, Woburn, on Thursday, October 11th, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dean
Benedict officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral
home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodbrook
Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Farrell's memory to the
Winchester Nursing Center Recreation Fund, 223 Swanton Street, Winchester,
MA 01890.

October 12, 2001
William C. Stellberger, 73, of Woburn
WOBURN - William C. Stellberger, 73, died Oct. 12, 2001, following a lengthy
illness. He was the husband of the late Marie M. (McEachern) Stellberger. He
was born in Boston, the son of the late Claude and Ethel (Rinset) Stellberger.
Mr. Stellberger was raised in Mattapan, where he attended school.In 1963 he
moved to Medford where he began his business, Bill's TV Rentals, where he
sold, rented and repaired televisions.
In 1976, he moved to Woburn, where he brought his business with him and
has since lived. In his spare time, Mr. Stellberger enjoyed fishing, traveling,
and skiing. He was also active in the Mt. Hood Rifle Club of Melrose and at his
business until last June, when he retired.
He is survived by his children, John Stellberger, William C. Stellberger, and
Gail M. Howe of Woburn, Donna and Sharon Stellberger of Lynn, Virginia 
"Ginny" Ciampa of Wilmington, Laurie A. Wilson of California, and Wayne E.
Howe of Florida; a sister, Ruth Dost of Melrose; and his mother-in-law,
Madeline (Rogers) McEachern; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter;
and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Oct. 16, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in Woburn.
Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish,
contributions in Mr. Stellberger's memory may be made to the Chelsea
Soldiers Home, c/o Michael Resca, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

October 14, 2001
Henry C. Connolly, 85, a longtime resident of Woburn
WOBURN - Henry C. Connolly, 85, a longtime resident of Woburn, died Oct.
14, 2001. He was the husband of Charlotte M. (Farrell) Connolly, to whom he
was married for 60 years.He was born in Woburn, the son of the late John and
Ellen (Doherty) Connolly. Mr. Connolly graduated from Woburn High School in
1931. For 32 years, Mr. Connolly was employed as regional area manager of
Boston for the Sun Oil Co. based in Revere. He later became employed as a
parking clerk for the city of Woburn, where he worked for 15 years. He was
especially fond of horses and also enjoyed landscaping.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Elaine M. Hamwey
and her husband Alan of Chelmsford, Christine M. Cassenti and her husband
Lawrence of Rowley, and Jane Avellino and her husband Sebastian of
Saugus; a sister, Anna Morgan of Canton; and two grandchildren. He was also
the brother of the late Mary McDonnell, John Connolly and Philip Connolly.
A funeral was held Oct. 20, from the Lynch-Cantillon funeral Home in Woburn,
followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

October 16, 2001
Francis P. McHugh Jr., 58, a lifelong Woburn resident
WOBURN - Francis P. McHugh Jr., 58, a lifelong Woburn resident, died Oct.
16, 2001, at the Salem Hospital in Salem, following a short illness.  He was born
in Woburn on Sept. 7, 1943, the son of Agnes (Baron) McHugh and the late
Francis P. McHugh Sr. Mr. McHugh was a graduate of St. Charles Parochial
School and Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1961. He received his
bachelor's degree from St. Anselm's College in 1966. He received a law degree
in 1969 from Boston University.Mr. McHugh was a practicing attorney in
Woburn with the law firm of Johnson & Johnson, and later opened his own
practice on Federal Street in Woburn. He was also co-owner of McHugh Oil
Co. in Woburn until it was sold in 1987. He was assistant town counsel for the
town of Danvers for many years and most recently a staffing consultant for 
"Professions" a job placement service located in Beverly.
He was a former member of the Woburn Rotary, Woburn Council No. 77
Knights of Columbus, and served on the Board of Directors of the Woburn
National Bank, as well as being a member of the Massachusetts Bar
Association.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Francis P. McHugh III
and his wife Candace of Windham, N.H., and Peter McHugh and his wife Lonie
of Reading; two daughters, Susan Nugent and her husband Christopher of
Reading, and Linda McHugh of Watertown; a sister, Nancy McHugh of
Woburn; a significant friend, Judith Murray of Danvers; his former wife,
Denise (Gingras) McHugh of Reading; and four grandchildren.
A funeral was held Oct. 19, from the P.J. Cox & Sons 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.
McHugh's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, Box 265,
Burlington, MA 01803.

October 17, 2001
Anthony F. Rotondo, of Woburn
WOBURN - Anthony F. Rotondo, died Oct. 17, 2001, at his home after waging
an aggressive battle against cancer. He was the husband of Rita (Amico)
Rotondo. He was the son of the late Guy and Lena (Tineo) Rotondo.
Following high school, the scholar-athlete was accepted to Hofstra University
on a football scholarship but chose to remain with his friends, attending
Northeastern University.In the 1960s, Mr. Rotondo served in the United States
Army as a first lieutenant, and later as a captain in the United States Army
Reserves.
Mr. Rotondo loved music and found great comfort in joining family members
in singing and playing his favorite guitar. His wife, Rita, a music major and
graduate of the University of Lowell, and their daughter, Laura, a skilled
vocalist, made great music together.
Mr. Rotondo was self employed as a consultant with General Dynamics,
placing an important emphasis on " sales force training " following his
experience with Tectronix Inc. of Oregon; as a vice president of Avanti
Communications Corp. in Norwood, as vice president for Applitek Corp. of
Wakefield, and a similar position for Infinet Inc.
He served as a member of the Woburn School Committee in the late 1970s and
early 1980s, serving one of his terms as chairman during times of huge
staffing and program changes in the Woburn schools. As a School Committee
member and chairman, he was able to unite his business and educational
skills to improve the quality of education in Woburn. Mr. Rotondo loved
sports and made many visits to the football field, particularly attending the
Thanksgiving Day game. He also enjoyed skiing, long bicycle rides,
rollerblading, or just working out in the gym.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by a son, Guy J. Rotondo and
his wife Marissa of New York; a daughter, Laura Canfield and her husband
Rob of Foxboro; two brothers, Guy Rotondo of Florida, and Jack Rotondo of
Stoughton; two sisters, Elaine Kergo of Woburn, and Josephine Simone of
Washington state, his mother-in-law, Jennie Amico, wife of the late
Winchester Fire Chief Frank Amico; and six grandchildren.
A funeral was held Oct. 22, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in Woburn,
followed by a funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church. Interment was in
Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. For those who wish, contributions in Mr.
Rotondo's memory may be made to the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology,
c/o Ted McKoy, 44 Binney St., Suite 1234, Boston, MA 02115, or to Hospice
Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

Kenneth L. Palmer, 62, a lifelong Woburn resident
Kenneth L. Palmer, 62, a lifelong Woburn resident, died suddenly at the Lahey
Clinic Medical Center in Burlington Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, after having
been stricken at his home. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late.Lloyd and Frances (Stephanian) Palmer. He attended Woburn schools and
served in Army Reserves. He worked for the MDC in the maintenance
department for a number of years until his retirement. Previously he worked at
the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at Winchester Hospital. He enjoyed fishing,
drawing, and spending time with his family, particularly his grandson, C.J., to
whom he was devoted.
Surviving are his daughter, Kimberly Beth Palmer of Wakefield; his devoted
lifelong partner, Joanne Milanopoulos; three sisters, Beverly Burgess and her
husband William, Janice " Dolly " Jablonski of N. Billerica, and Judith
Simonds and her husband James of Woburn; two brothers, Roger Palmer and
his wife Janice of Woburn and Robert Palmer and his wife Carolyn of
Wakefield and his grandson.
The funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,
Woburn, on Saturday, Oct. 20, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles
Church, Woburn.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Donations may be made in his memory to the New York Firefighters 9-11
Disaster Relief Fund, 1750 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Joseph P. Flaherty
In Elk Grove, IL, formerly of Woburn, October 17th, Joseph P. "Doc", 95.
Beloved husband of the late Blanche R. (Long) Flaherty. Devoted father of
Robert Flaherty and his wife Patricia of Elk Grove, IL and Paul Flaherty of Los
Angeles, CA. Also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St
(Route 38), WOBURN, on Fri. October 26th, at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in St.
Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Relatives and friends are
invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior
to the Funeral. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. (Obituary and
directions at www.lynch-cantillon.com) LYNCH-CANTILLON FUNERAL HOME
(781) 933-0400. Published in the Boston Globe on 10/21/2001.

Paul Sutherland
Of Woburn & Arlington, Oct. 17, Paul. Beloved husband of Marguerite
(Macdonald). Loving father of Roberta of Arlington, VA, Meg Danley of
Maryland, Ellen Sutherland of Worcester. Grandfather of Julianne, Evan Paul,
and Brenna. Brother of Sr. Mary Margherita R.C.M. Funeral from the Keefe
Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60, ARLINGTON, (adj. to St. Agnes Church)
on Saturday at 9AM. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, Woburn at 10AM.
Relative s and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8. Published in the
Boston Globe on 10/19/2001.

October 18, 2001
Maria Olinda Gomes, 75, of Woburn
WOBURN - Maria Olinda (Vieira) Gomes, 75, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Mount
Auburn Hospital. She was the wife of Fernando Gomes. She was born and
raised in Madiera Island in Portugal. In 1973, she and her husband brought
their family from Portugal to Woburn to start a new life.Mrs. Gomes was
employed at Data Con, where she worked for almost 20 years. She was a
member of the Portuguese American Club in Woburn.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Jorge Gomes of
Easton, Delfim Gomes of Madeira Island, Portugal, Fatima Aguiar, Maria " Zeza
" Hodgdon, Eusebio " Zeb " Gomes, Roy Gomes, and Joe Gomes, all of
Woburn, and Andrea Burrows of Nashua, N.H. She was the sister of Maria J.
Abreu of Woburn, Avelino Vieira of Madeira Island, Portugal, Jaime Vieira of
Venezuela; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was also the
sister of the late Jose and Gabriel Vieira.
A funeral was held Oct. 22 from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home in
Burlington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Church,
Woburn. Interment was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who
wish, contributions in Mrs. Gomes' memory may be made to the September
11th Fund, United Way of New York City, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016.

October 19, 2001
Joseph D. McDonough Sr., 96, of Woburn
Joseph D. McDonough Sr., 96, of Woburn, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in the
Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester after a brief illness. He was the
husband of the late Margaret C. (Boyle) McDonough.
Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late William and the late Mary
(McGonagle) McDonough. A lifelong resident of Woburn he was raised on
Harrison Ave. in the Rag Rock section of Woburn and attended Woburn
schools. Upon his marriage he resided on Montvale Ave. in East Woburn for
52 years and then moved back to Harrison Ave. for the past 19 years.
While in East Woburn he was a devout member of St. Joseph's Church, past
president of the Holy Name Society and an usher at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass
for many years. During the sixties and seventies he served as Ward 5 polls
warden at the Goodyear School. As a young man he worked for Tommy
Carroll's Hardware Store in Woburn Center and then for Sears Roebuck when
they came to Woburn. He became their hardware manager and retired from
their Saugus Store after 33 years of employment.In his leisure time he enjoyed
woodworking, landscaping and gardening. He took great pride in the
appearance of his property and until the age of 95 worked in his garden with
his flowers and vegetable plants. In his younger years he could always be
counted on to help a friend or elderly neighbor with errands or any act of
kindness.
Mr. McDonough is survived by two sons, William J. McDonough and Lt.
Joseph D. McDonough and daughters-in-law, Louise McDonough and Peggy
McDonough, all of Woburn; two daughters, Reinette E. Staaf and her husband
Lee Staaf, both of Woburn and Mary T. Carey and her husband George " Bob "
Carey, of Salem; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a niece, Sister
Julie McDonough SND of Wellesley. He was predeceased by a brother, William
F. McDonough and a sister, Margaret McDonough.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 23 in St. Charles Borremeo
Church, Woburn with services conducted by the Rev. Wayne Belschner.
Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the
direction of McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, Woburn.

Norma J. Gomes, 60, of Woburn
WOBURN - Norma J. Gomes, 60, died Oct. 19, 2001, at the Chilton House
Hospice in Cambridge following a lengthy illness. She was born in Cambridge,
the daughter of the late Antonio and Edna (Souza) Giovannangelo. She
attended Cambridge schools and lived there for many years before taking up
residence in Woburn 29 years ago.Mrs. Gomes was employed at the Varian
Vacuum Company, an electronics engineering firm in Lexington, for many
years, up to the time of her death. She was a family oriented woman, who
particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips to
Foxwoods with her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Antonio Gomes and his wife Lisa of Woburn, and
Daniel Gomes and his wife Esmerelda of Methuen; a daughter, Donna Winitzer
and her husband Charles of Woburn; two sisters, Sandra MacMillan and her
husband John of Billerica, and Irene Torchio of Watertown; and 10
grandchildren. She was also grandmother of the late Riley Gomes, the sister
of the late Joseph Giovannangelo, the sister-in-law of the late Joseph Torchio.
A funeral was held Oct. 24, from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home in Woburn,
followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church. Interment was in
Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs.
Gomes' memory may be made to Hospice Care Inc., 41 Montvale Ave.,
Stoneham, MA 02180, or to the Chilton House, 65 Chilton St., Cambridge, MA
02138.

John J. Mullen Jr., 70, of Woburn
John J. Mullen Jr., 70, of Woburn died Friday, Oct, 19, 2001, at New England
Medical Center in Boston following a short illness. He was the son of the late
John J. and Mary (Connolly) Mullen. He attended Woburn schools and served
with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He also served many years in the
National Guard before and after the war.
He lived in Boston for many years, but for most of his life resided in Woburn,
Prior to retirement several years ago he worked as a cook for the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain.
Surviving are five brothers: Thomas J., Robert J., Daniel L., and Richard P.
Mullen, all of Woburn, and Ronald C. Mullen of Methuen and two sisters,
Margaret " Peggy " Haigh of Burlington and Sarah " Sally " Lambert of
Methuen and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,
Wob4m, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Charles
Church, Woburn. Interment followed at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.

Francis A. Frazier, relatives in Woburn
ELSWORTH, Maine - Francis A. Frazier, died suddenly Oct. 19, 2001, at his
home in Maine. He was born in Fort Kent, Maine on June 3, 1918, the son of
the late Edward C. and Mary (Peers) Frazier. Mr. Frazier was a graduate of the
Somerville school system. He was employed at the B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co.
in Watertown for 12 y ears before he opened his own carpentry company and
was well known in the Woburn area for his expertise. Mr. Frazier was a
veteran of World War II, serving in the Army for four years.He is survived by
two brothers, Albert J. Frazier, and Gerald Frazier, both of Melrose; a sister,
Marie Nickerson of Woburn; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. today, Oct. 25, in St. Charles
Church, Woburn. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Arrangements were under the care of the P.J. Cox & Sons Funeral Home,
Woburn.

October 20, 2001
Joseph E. Dwyer, Sr., 90, of North Woburn
Joseph E. Dwyer, Sr., 90, of North Woburn died at the Lahey Clinic Medical
Center in Burlington Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. He was the husband of the late
Rose (DeFilippo) Dwyer, who died 20 years ago. Born in Somerville, he was
the son of the late Patrick J. and Louise (Slattery) Dwyer. He grew up in
Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High and Latin in 1930. He lived in
Dorchester for a few years, then in Cambridge and Revere before moving to
Woburn in 1966.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the
European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre and in Rome, Italy. Mr. Dwyer
worked as a draftsman, and was employed by Mass. Electric in Maiden for 32
years until his retirement in 1974.
He was a lifetime member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus,
a member of they George Campbell Post 101 American Legion, the Disabled
American Veterans Chapter 88, arid the VFW Post 543. He was an annual
participant in veteran's parades throughout the area.He was also very active at
the Woburn Senior Center, enjoying daily lunches there. A gifted artist, he
received numerous awards for his portraits and pastels. He enjoyed singing
and community theater in earlier years and participated in several local theater
groups, including the Mystic Players in Medford.
He was the father of Margaret A. " Peggy " Dwyer of Woburn, Rose M. Richard
of Walpole and her twin brother, Joseph E. Dwyer, Jr. and his wife Mary Jane
of Timonium, Md. and Christine D. Jeffrey and her husband John of Chelsea.
He is also survived by three grandchildren and a cousin, Mary Slattery of
Somerville.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, John, Charles and
William Dwyer; two sisters, Mary MacLean and Ann Brinkert-Bostwick, and an
infant son, Patrick Joseph Dwyer.
The funeral will be held today, Oct. 25, at 9:15 a.m. from the Lynch-Cantillon
Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a funeral Mass in St.
Anthony Church, 851 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy
Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations may be made in his memory to the World
War II Memorial, PO Box 96766, Washington, DC 20090-6766.

Christine Hearns
Of Pleasant Hill, TN, formerly of Woburn, MA, October 20, 2001, in Nashville,
TN, Christine (Fowler). Funeral service will be held Friday Oct. 26, 2001 at
Charles Street AME Church, 551 Warren St., Roxbury. Viewing is at 11 AM.
Service at 12 Noon. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by J.B.
Johnson Funeral Home, 196 Warren St., ROXBURY.

October 21, 2001
Edward M. Lorden
Of Woburn, formerly of Somerville, Oct. 21, 2001, Edward M., age 78. Survived
by four children, Janet M. Carpenter and her husband Charlie of Wakefield,
Mark T. and his wife Maureen of Brookline, NH, Edward M., Jr. of Stoneham
and Christine E. Allen of New River, AZ; a sister Ann Marie DeMore of Onset
and grandchildren, Jennifer Smalley, Mark Lorden, Kyle Lorden and Nevin
Lorden. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Vincent
DeMore, his wife Dawn and their children Joe and Jackie, all of Essex. He was
the brother of the late Gerald Lorden, Kay DeAngelis and Rita Boisvert and
grandfather of the late Billy Smalley. Funeral Services will be private. Those
desiring may make memorial donations to Children's Hospital Tribute
Program, P.O. Box 9004, Boston, MA 02205-9738 or Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund
Tribute Program, One Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02146-9795. Anderson-Bryant
Funeral Home 781-438-0135. Published in the Boston Globe on 10/23/2001.

October 22, 2001
James H. Murphy
Of Woburn, October 22nd, James H. Beloved husband of M. Louise (Callahan).
Devoted father of Ann and Ellen Murphy both of Woburn. Brother of Mary
Vicari of Gloucester, Mildred Smith of New York, William Murphy and his wife
Pauline of Vermont. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral from the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, 54 Pleasant St.,
WOBURN, Thursday at 9 AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St.
Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are
respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Services will conclude with interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Late U.S.
Navy Veteran of WWII. McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home Woburn, MA
781 933-0083. Published in the Boston Globe on 10/23/2001.

October 27, 2001
Richard W. Stanley
Richard W. Stanley, a longtime resident of Woburn, died at the Lahey Clinic
Medical Center on Saturday Evening, October 27, after a long illness. He was
78 years of age. Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, he was one of seven
children of the late Albert A., and the late Beatrice T. (Thompson) Stanley.
Mr. Stanley was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the
312th Bomb Group in the Pacific Theatre. Five of his brothers also served in
World War II, and his youngest brother was killed in action. He had worked
for Pan American Airlines as an Aircraft Mechanic for over 30 years. He retired
in 1981. Mr. Stanley enjoyed attending reunions of the 312th Bomb Group. He
also enjoyed model shipbuilding and needlepoint, and was very devoted to his
family.
Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth H. (Hughes) Stanley; two
daughters, Linda Lazarowski and her husband Jack, both of Charlotte, VT;
and Janet Bowe and her husband William, both of Woburn; three sons,
Richard Stanley and his wife Marion, both of Atkinson, NH; David Stanley and
his wife Patricia, both of Arlington; and Donald Stanley of Woburn. He is also
survived by one sister, Beatrice Fontoni of Braintree; and nine grandchildren,
Izak, Abigail, Sarah, Eric, Alex, Dennis, Karen, Meghan, and Travis. Funeral
Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Woburn on
Tuesday, October 30th. Burial took place at the Woodbrook Cemetery in
Woburn. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church,
523 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.

October 28, 2001
David J. Stahl
In Woburn, October 28th, David J., beloved husband of Barbara Hanson. Dear
brother of Howard Stahl of NJ and Joseph Yohe of FL. Also survived by
several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass
will be celebrated in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn, on
Wednesday, October 31st, at 11 a.m., relatives and friends are invited to
attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in David's memory
to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Late
Navy veteran, Vietnam War. (Obituary and directions at
www.lynch-cantillon.com) Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home (781) 933-0400
Published in the Boston Globe on 10/30/2001.


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