Miscellaneous Norfolk County, Massachusetts Obituaries  - 2002

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Ada M. Nazarian
Ada M. (Bertelli) Nazarian, 98, died on March 19 at Hancock Park Nursing Home in Quincy. 
Born in Italy, she arrived in the U.S. at age 8. She grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School and Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. 
She was a legal secretary for 10 years before retiring to become a homemaker. 
She lived in Milton for 45 years and had previously lived in Dorchester. 
Mrs. Nazarian was a State District Deputy Worthy Matron of Order Eastern Star, a member of the Hadassah O.E.S., Wollaston Chapter O.E.S. She voluteered for the Red Cross during World War II. 
She was an avid gardener with over 150 different varieties of rosebushes among her numerous other different flower species. 
Wife of the late Simon Nazarian, she is survived by three daughters, Barbara A. Walsh of Quincy, Lois A. Logan of Madison, Alabama, and Carol M. Johnson of Bridgewater, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Dorchester. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Donations may be sent to All Saints Episcopal Church, 290 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, MA 02124.

James A. Mearn
James A. Mearn, 85, died on March 21 at his home. Born in Boston, he attended Boston schools and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. Mr. Mearn was a construction supply salesman for R.G. Mearn Co., Boston. He retired in 1980 after 40 years. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.  He served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater. Mr. Mearn was a long-time daily communicant and usher at St. Mary of the Hills Church. He was also a boy scout leader for St. Mary of the Hills when his children were young. He lived in Milton for the past 52 years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret M. (Hacunda) Mearn of Milton; six sons, Milton Police Chief Kevin Mearn, Milton Police Detective Richard B. Mearn, Willam A. Mearn and Joseph F. Mearn, all of Milton, James J. Mearn of Philadelphia, PA, and Concord Police Officer Gerard P. Mearn of Shirley; two daughters, Patricia M. Reynolds of Milton and Mary J. Hadlock of Maine, 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was the brother of the late John, Robert, Joseph and Francis Mearn grandfather of the late Kevin Michael Mearn. A funeral Mass was held on March 27 at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. Donations may be sent to St. Mary of the Hills School, 250 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186.
 

Thomas J. Colbert Jr. 
Thomas J. Colbert Jr., 78, died on March 31 at Bostonian Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Dorchester after a short illness. 
Mr. Colbert worked as guidance counselor and math teacher at Boston Latin School for 30 years. He also taught in the Winthrop School Department. 
After retiring from teaching, he worked as a self-employed insurance broker and real estate appraiser and was the owner of the Thomas J. Colbert Jr. Insurance Agency and City-Suburban Realty Co., both in Watertown. 
He served in the Navy during World War II. 
He was a member of the Boston College Alumni Association, the Harvard Club, Boston Teachers Union, Milton Seniors Social Club and Irish Charitable Society in Boston. 
He was a graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a 1945 graduate of Boston College and Watertown schools. 
Born in Boston, he was raised in Watertown and lived there until moving to Milton more than 50 years ago. 
Mr. Colbert is survived by his wife, Eileen J. (Hennessey) Colbert and his business associate, Patricia M. O'Neill of Watertown. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 4 at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sne to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Oncology Department, 330 Brookline Ave., REN-5, Boston, MA 02215.

Dr. Lewis W. Kane
Dr. Lewis W. Kane, 88, died on April 2 at the Clark House at Fox Hill Retirement Community in Westwood. 
Dr. Kane had a private practice in internal and pulmonary medicine at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Milton Hospital. He was Chief of the Medical Staff at Milton Hospital for many years. 
He retired from his practice in the 1980s. He moved to Westwood in 1997 after living in Milton for 47 years. 
He was a member of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Association, past president of the Boston Tuberculosis Association, past member of the Milton Hoosic Club and the Harvard Club. 
Born in New York City, Dr. Kane graduated from Gardner High School, Harvard University, Class of 1935, and Harvard Medical School, Class of 1939. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Russell) Kane; four sons, Peter T. Kane of Brockton, Christopher R. Kane of Greensboro, NC, Hugh R. Kane of Clifton Springs, NY and Oliver T. Kane of Greenwich, CT; two brothers, Manuel Kane of North Carolina and Albert Kane of New Jersey; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held April 5 at St. Micheal's Episcopal Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Street, Cambridge, MA 02140.

Joseph J. Nardone
Joseph J. Nardone, 84, of North Weymouth, formerly of Milton, died on April 1 at his home. 
Mr. Nardone worked as an automobile salesman for Neponset Lincoln Mercury for 30 years before his retirement in 1980. 
He lived in Milton for 25 years before moving to North Weymouth 21 years ago. 
Born in Boston, he attended Boston schools and was a 1935 graduate of Hyde Park High School. 
He was a talented trumpet player. 
Husband of the late Ruth C. (Coughlin) Nardone, he is survived by a son, Joseph J. Nardone Jr. of Duxbury; two daughters, Ruth E. Finn of Marshfield and Rosemarie Quigley of Quincy; two sisters, Rose Kerrigan and Margaret Lombardi, both of Hyde Park; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 5 at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Burial was in Fairvew Cemetery, Hyde Park.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the New England Home for Little Wanderers, 161 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Benjamin A. Simeone Jr. 
Benjamin A. Simeone Jr., 72, died March 22 in Jupiter, FL. 
Mr. Simeone was the vice president and treasurer of his family's corporation, B.A. Simeone Construction. He retired in 1989 as President and CEO. He was a general partner of Simeone & MacKinnon Properties in Stoughton. 
He served in the Korea War as a 1st Lt. with the 7th Infantry Division. 
Raised in Medford, he was a 1952 graduate of Norwich University where he played baseball and was captain of the hockey team. He was inducted into the Norwich Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Norwich Alumni Association in 1987. 
Mr. Simeone was a trustee of the Benjamin and Inez Simeone Charitable Foundation, Stonehill College, Fontbonne Academy and Harvard Medical School Center for Blood Research. He had served as a trustee at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Caritas Christi. 
He was a member of the Wollaston Golf Club, Jupiter Hills Golf Club, FL, 100 Club of Massachusetts, Boston Madison Square Garden Club and the City Club of the Palm Beaches. 
Husband of the late Inez C. (MacKinnon) Simeone, he is survived by two daughters, Lauren DiRico and Nancy Grattan, both of Milton; three sons, Benjamin A. Simeone, William M. Simeone, and Gregory A. Simeone, all of Milton; a brother, Salvatore "Chubby" Simeone of Weston, a sister, Maria "Dolly" Luongo of Westwood, nine grandchildren and his companion, Bette Habig. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to Mass. General Hospital, Office of Development, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Alice W. Kast
Alice W. (Harlow) Kast, 86, died on April 10 at the John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree. 
Mrs. Kast was an active member of the First Baptist Church in East Milton and belong to many of the church's committee's and groups. She was a homemaker.
Born in Boston, she was a graduate of Milton High School and lived in Milton for 30 years before moving to Randolph and then Braintree. 
Wife of the late Frederick C. Kast, she is survived by two sons, Frederick C. Kast Jr. of Milton and Rev. Charles G. Kast of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three daughters, Ruth Blenkhorn of Richmond, VA, Maryann Chapman of Fitchburg and Alice K. Kast of Boston; a sister, Ruth E. Brown of Brentwood, NH; a brother, Richard Harlow of Shelton, CT; 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. 
A memorial burial service was held at the Spring at Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home.

William McGinty
William Reid McGinty Jr. died in Gig Harbor, WA, on April 6. 
Born in Milton, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts and worked as a Radiologic Technologist for most of his life, retiring from Children's Hospital in Seattle after working there 26 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sharron; two daughters, Gracia Macy and Patricia Anderson; a son, David Lockwood; granddaughters Mallory, Carley and Aubrey Macy and grandson Adam, and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA on April 13.
Donations in his memory can be made to Franciscan Hospice at 1717 South J St.,Tacoma, WA 98405.

Marie R. O'Connell
Marie R. (McDonald) O'Connell, 103, died on April 10 at Milton Health Care after a long illness. 
Born in Cambridge, Mrs. O'Connell was a resident of Milton for many years. 
Wife of the late Philip D. O'Connell Sr., she is survived two sons, Philip D. O'Connell Jr. of Brewster and George R. O'Connell of Milton; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 
A graveside serivce was held on April 13 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in North Easton. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes. 

Garfield W. Shupe
Garfield William Shupe, 67, died on April 11 at Quincy Medical Center after a long illness. 
Mr. Shupe was cared for at home by his family until recently. He had retired from his position at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. 
He was a former Post Master for Milton Lodge A.F. and A.M. 
Mr. Shute was born in Martin's Point, Nova Scotia. 
He is survived by three daughters, Teena M. Frost of Quincy, Sally M. Martin and Robin June Alley of New Hampshire; two brothers, Arthur F. Shupe of Nova Scotia and Freeman T. Shupe of New Brunswick, Canada; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 
A funeral Service was held at the Dolan Funeral Home on April 15. Burial was in Blue Hill Cemetery. 
Donations may be sent to St. Agatha School, 440 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.

Harriet A. Spellman
Harriet A. (Reilly) Spellman, 66, of Quincy, died suddenly on April 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 
An elementary school teacher, Mrs. Spellman taught in Waltham and was a former member of the Ace of Clubs.
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Parish, Quincy. She had lived in Milton and Jamaica Plain. 
Born in Boston, she attended area schools and was a graduate of the Newton College of the Sacred Heart, class of 1957. 
Wife of the late Paul Spellman, she is survived by a son, Paul B. Spellman of Boston; a daughter, Kathryn Bauer of Weymouth; three brothers, William A. Reilly of Chestnut Hill. Kames A. Reilly of Cohasset and John E. Reilly of Norwell, and two grandchildren. 
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy on April 20. 
Donations may be made to the Boston College Alumni Fund, More Hall, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3819.

Suzanne Stenberg
Suzanne Azadouhi Boyadijan Stenberg, 79, of Berlin, NH, died on April 10. 
Ms. Stenberg worked as a seamstress before her retirement several years ago. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, camping and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Berlin Homesteaders Extension Group for many years. 
Born in Armenia, she lived in Greece for two yeas, Switzerland for 10 years and France for 10 years before moving to Berlin, NH, 57 years ago. 
Wife of the late Robert "Spike" Stenberg, she is survived by her daughter, Christine Travers of Milton; three grandchildren, Erik and Kevin Travers of Milton and Adam Travers of Denver, CO; two nieces, Monique Garabedian of Paris, France, and Roberta Bradstreet of Gorham, NH, and two nephews, Robert Mortenson of Milan, NH, and Herm Mortenson of Berlin, NH. 
Memorial services will be held on April 21 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Berlin, NH, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Conway Stone officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be in Old City Cemetery. 
Donations may be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 101 Norway Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

William M. Sullivan
William M. Sullivan, 92, died on April 1 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy. 
Mr. Sullivan was a retired master electrician and he worked for 50 years in the construction industry before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103. 
He lived in Milton for the past 60 yeras and was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth's Church. 
Born in Amherst, he was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Charlestown High School. 
He spent summers in Belgrade Lakes, Maine. 
He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. (Gray) Sullivan; two sons, William M. Sullivan of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Thomas J. Sullivan of Milton; three daughters, Patricia M. Sullivan and Katherine M. Phillips of Milton and Mary E. Leonard of Marshfield, and nine grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 5 at St. Elizabeth's Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Rosaria Vacca
Rosaria (Guarino) Vacca, formerly of Milton, died on April 11.
During World War II, she was a seamstress for the Cable Raincoat Co. Mrs. Vacca was a member of the Iternational Ladies Garment Union and the Sons of Italy. 
She was a resident of Winter Valley for several years and she was very active in the social activities there. 
Born in Italy, she came to the United States when she 24. She lived in East Boston and South Boston before moving to Milton in 1962. 
Wife of the late Milanio Vacca, she is survived by two sons, William V. Vacca of Milton and Pasquale R. Vacca of Harwichport; a daughter, Dorothy M. Vacca of Waltham; a sister, Lucia Scoppetuolo of Boston; two brothers, Armando Guarino and Alessandro Guarino, both of Boston; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Elizabeth Church on April 13. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes.

Thelma C. Allen
Thelma C. (Ringrose) Allen, 92, died on April 14 at her home. 
Born in Freeport, Maine she was educated in Maine. She had lived in Milton for 65 years. 
Wife of the late William P. Allen, she is survived by a nephew, Robert H. Brown of New Jersey and four grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Arlene E. Brown. 
A graveside service was held at Milton Cemetery on April 18. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.

Winifred A. Brennan
Winifred A. Brennan, 94, died on April 15 at the Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Chatham. 
A former Milton resident, Ms. Brennan taught Business at Revere High School. She was a graduate of Salem State College. 
Daughter of the late John and Mary E. (Egan) Brennan, she was the sister of the late Mary (Mae) Boyd and aunt of the late Jeanne (Boyd) Malton. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Agatha Church on April 19. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes.

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