Miscellaneous Norfolk County, Massachusetts Obituaries  - 2002

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Stella M. Buonsanto
Stella M. (Bombaci) Buonsanto, 83, died on April 13 at Milton Hospital. 
Mrs. Buonsanto worked as a tax accountant for the Internal Revenue Service and the Scudder, Stevens & Clark accounting firm in Boston before her retirement. 
She was a member of the Milton Seniors
Born in Boston, she attended Boston schools. She graduated from Boston University in 1940. 
Mrs. Buonsanto lived in Dorchester before moving to Milton 29 years ago. 
She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Buonsanto, and three grandchildren, Carmella, John and Pinnina Buonsanto. She was the mother of the late Dr. J. Michael Buonsanto. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 16 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 made to St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary's Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Rose 'Mimi' Coury
Rose "Mimi" (Camastra) Coury, 84, of Readville, died on April 7 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. 
Mrs. Coury worked as a manager at the J. Baker Co. in Readville before her retirement in 1982. 
Born in Italy, she moved to the United States in 1938. She lived in Readville for 64 years. 
Wife of the late John E. Coury, she is survived by four sons, Richard E. Coury of Holbrook, Joseph E. Coury of Norwood, Bernie E. Coury of Readville and John E. Coury of Taunton; a daughter, Rose M. Coury of Readville; a sister, Concetta Frazier of Readville; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anne's Church in Readville on April 11. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.

Eleanor M. Flynn
Eleanor M. (O'Keefe) Flynn, 79, died on April 9 at Milton Hospital. 
Mrs. Flynn, a homemaker, was a member of the St. Elizabeth's Couples Club Bowling League. 
Born in Boston she was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of St. Augustine High School, South Boston. 
She lived in Milton for 35 years. 
She is survived by her husband, Eugene J. Flynn, retired from the Boston Fire Department, and many nieces and nephews. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church on April 12. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to St. Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Agnes L. Skiddell
Agnes L. (Foley) Skiddell, 86, died on April 16 at Milton Hospital. 
Mrs. Skiddell lived in Milton for 40 years and was a volunteer at Carney Hospital for over 33 years. 
Born and raised in South Boston, she moved to Milton in 1962. 
Wife of the late Edward Skiddell, she is survived by a brother, William V. Foley of Quincy; a niece, Catherine Mignosa of Quincy; a nephew, Robert W. Kennedy of Milton; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Kennedy, Margaret Gately, Stephen and John J. Foley. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church on April 20. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Bromfield St., Boston, MA 02108.
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes. 

Allan R. White Jr.
Allan R. White Jr., 75, died in his home in Muskogee, Oklahoma on April 14. He is formerly of Cohasset and for the last ten years has also maintained homes in both Milton and Falmouth. 
A graduate of Milton Academy, he attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and continued his studies at Boston University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and World War II. He was voted one of the `Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Year` by the Quincy South Shore Chamber of Commerce in 1951, and received a similar honor from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in 1956. He was an avid sailor and was a member of the Corinthians Sailing Club, the X-Ten Club, the Wollaston Golf Club and the Algonquin Club of Boston. 
Mr. White and his two brothers, Donald and Robert, operated Hendrie`s Inc. and Hendrie`s Frozen Foods. He began his career in 1950 with White Bros. Milk Co., Quincy, and was named Treasurer and general manager, positions that he held until White Brother`s Milk Co. was sold to Whiting Milk Co. in 1961. In 1962, Mr. White became Treasurer of Hendrie`s Inc. and in 1963 he became President and Treasurer of Hendrie`s Frozen Foods Inc. of Southborough. 
Mr. White was past president of the Frozen Food Association of New England and was Past-President of the National Frozen Food Association. He served as a Trustee of the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors, and was Past-Chairman of the Board of Family Counseling & Guidance Centers. He was a past Director of the South Shore Bank. He was nominated as a Trustee of the New England Baptist Hospital in 1974 where he served as Chairman and President from 1979-1984 and was appointed an honorary Trustee of the hospital. 
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Martha Griffin White; two daughters, Lisa White Spellman of Southborough and Susan M. White of Pittsburgh, PA.; four sons, Allan R. White III of Mamaroneck, NY, Ronald and Nicholas White, both of Seattle, WA, and Gerard White of Silver Spring, MD; two brothers, Donald W. White of Scituate and Robert G. White of Milton; a sister, Audree Parr of Erie, PA; 12 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 
A funeral Mass was held on April 20 at Saint Agatha Church. Burial was at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home.
Donations may be sent to Landmine Survivors` Network, 1420 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Mary R. Waldron
Mary R. (Kennedy) Waldron, 81, died on April 13 at Milton Hospital. 
Mrs. Waldron was a retired administrative assistant for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston where she worked for 15 years.
She served in the Navy WAVES during World War II. 
She was a communicant and member of the Rosary Group at St. Mary of the Hills Church. 
Born in Boston, she graduated from Chevrus Grammar School in Jamaica Plain and Girls High School in Boston. 
Mrs. Waldron lived in Mattapan before moving to Milton 30 years ago. 
She is survived by her husband, John J. Waldron; three sons, John K. Waldron of New Hampshire, Thomas B. Waldron of Washington and Michael G. Waldron of Texas; four daughters, Mary A. Staudter of Ohio, Eileen F. Hanafin of Duxbury, Patricia M. Waldron of Maine and Frances V. Waldron of South Boston; a brother, Thomas Kennedy of Bridgewater; and nine grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 17 at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Burial was in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Danny Staudter Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 730, First Central National Bank, St. Paris, Ohio 43072

Martha E. Desto
Martha E. (Boyd) Desto, 92, died on April 22 at Logan Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Braintree. 
Born in Boston, she lived in Jamaica Plain before moving to Quincy 44 years ago. 
Wife of the late Joseph Desto, she is survived by three daughters, Louise F. Johnson and Mary C. Russell, both of Quincy, and Ruth J. DeAmicis of Weymouth; a sister, Mary M. Lindsey of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. 
A funeral service was held the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home on April 26. Burial was in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. 
Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Richard T. Lawler
Richard T. Lawler, 84, died on April 15. 
Mr. Lawler was a past state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
He worked for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and its successors, the Penn Central and Conrail. He later worked as a bridge and building supervisor.
In World War II, he served in the Navy's 119th Naval Construction Battalion and participated in several Pacific campaigns. 
He was involved with veterans organizations for more than 50 years through the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in which he held numerous positions at the post and state level. He was a Massachusetts state commander in 1970. 
Born in Windham, CT, he was raised in Roxbury and Hyde Park. He had lived in North Quincy for 60 years. 
For a number of years Mr. Lawler was a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 28 in North Quincy. 
He is survived by his wife, Catherine (D'Amico) Lawler; a son, Richard Lawler of North Easton; three daughters, Patricia Quintiliani of Pelham, N.H., Kathleen Lynch of Chelmsford and Margaret Lawler of Boston; two brothers, James Lawler of and Richard Lawler, both of West Roxbury; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy on April 19. Burial was in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 

Louise M. McCoy
Louise Mary McCoy, 77, died on April 26 at her home after a lengthy illness. 
Ms. McCoy was a former principal with the Boston Public Schools. She served in several schools in the Roxbury and Dorchester and retired as a principal of the Lee School in Roxbury in 1990 after 30 years with Boston schools. She lived in South Boston for several years before moving to Milton in 1970. She taught CCD at St. Agatha's for several years. 
Daughter of the late Charles J. McCoy and Louise (Mahoney) McCoy, she is survived by a brother, Rev. Charles J. McCoy, Pastor of Saint Philip Neri Church in Newton. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 29 at St. Agatha Church. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes. 
Donations may be sent to the McCoy Scholarship Fund, B.C. High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Joan M. Mignosa
Joan M. (McLaughlin) Mignosa, 67, of Quincy, died on April 19 at her home. 
Born in Boston, Mrs. Mignosa was raised in Dorchester. She lived in Quincy for 34 years. 
She is survived by her husband, Andrew A. Mignosa; a son, James Mignosa of Winthrop; two daughters, Linda Mignosa and Diane Mullaney of Quincy; her mother, Marie McLaughlin of Avon; a brother, Charles McLaughlin of Chatham, and five grandchildren. 
She was the mother of the late Janet Mignosa and Joseph Mignosa.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy on April 23. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Old Colony Hospice, 14 Page Terrace, Stoughton, MA 02072.

Dennis G. Morgan
Dennis G. Morgan, 48, died on April 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 
Mr. Morgan worked for Best Western TLC Hotel in Waltham as an accountant before his retirement in 2000. 
Born in Boston, he lived in Milton before moving to Quincy two years ago. 
He is survived by his mother, Jeanne M. (Deveau) Morgan of Quincy; a sister, Janice M. Taylor of Canton; a brother-in-law, Thomas F. Taylor of Canton; a nephew, Timothy M. Taylor, and a niece, Kaitlyn M. Taylor. He was the son of the late Thomas J. Morgan. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 23 at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial was private. 
Funeral arrangments were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Wegener's Granulomatosis Association, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188.

Catherine A. Nash
Catherine A. Nash died on April 19 at her daughter's home in San Diego, CA. 
Mrs. Nash was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and lived in Florence for 20 years before moving to Hingham. She lived in Milton for many years. 
She is survived by four sons, Sean Saich of Norwell, Michael Saich of Lexington, KY, Peter Saich of Worcester and Padraic Saich of Miami, FL; a daughter, Catherine Madani of San Diego, CA; five brothers, Michael Nash of Randolph, Peter Nash of Boston, Dermot Nash of Newton and James Nash of Ireland; three sisters, Mary Jennings of Canada, Sheila Gunson of Ireland and Margaret Kelly of Milton; two grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Agatha Church on April 23. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Karen E. Raszmann
Karen E. (Winer) Raszmann, 49, died on April 16 at her home after a short illness. 
Mrs. Raszmann was a social worker who volunteered at Cunningham Elementary School and Thayer Academy. She also volunteered with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. She earned her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1975. 
She lived in Milton for 17 years after moving from Buffalo. 
She is survived by her husband, David A. Raszmann; a son, Michael P. Raszmann of Milton; a daughter, Emma B. Raszmann of Milton; her mother, Hortense M. (Hoffman) Winer of Buffalo; and a sister, Nancy J. Winer-Herzbrun of Buffalo. 
Memorial services were held on April 23 at the Hoosic Club and on April 28 at Temple Beth El in Towanda, NY. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Margaret J. Byrne
Margaret J. (Dubee) Byrne, 86, formerly of Milton, died on April 29. 
Born in Montreal, Canada, she attended McGill University before moving to the United States in 1939. 
She lived in Milton for 63 years before moving to Braintree a year ago. 
Mrs. Byrne was an active member of the Ladies Sodality at St. Mary of the Hills Church and the Mother's Guild at Boston College High School. She was active on many committees at the Wollaston Golf Club and the Quincy Neighborhood Club. 
She was the co-founder of the New England Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. 
She is survived by her husband, Philip R. Byrne of Braintree; four sons, Philip M. Byrne of Charlestown, Dr. Denis P. Byrne of Winchester, Matthew P. Byrne of North Marshfield and Christopher J. Byrne of Hingham; a sister, Sr. Maureen Dubee of Montreal; five grandchildren, Brian D. Byrne and Darin D. Byrne of Winchester, Michael P. Byrne of New York City, Trevor D. Byrne and Lindsey M. Byrne of Hingham, nine nieces and six nephews. 
She was the mother of the late Maureen A. Byrne. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills Church on May 3. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes. 
Donations may be sent to the Scleroderma Foundation-New England Chapter, 218 Boston Street, Suite 103, Topsfield, MA 01983 or charity. 

William F. Connolly
William F. Connolly, a respected fish broker, died of cancer Wednesday, May 1. 
After graduating from Boston College in 1949, he began his career at the Boston Fish Pier, where he worked for 37 years.The flag at the Boston Fish Pier was flown at half mast on Friday, May 3, in his honor. 
Mr. Connolly left his South Boston neighborhood at age 17 and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), where he built a ranger station in the Colorado wilderness. Upon returning to Massachusetts he immediately signed up for the Merchant Marines, embarking upon journeys taking him from Cuba to Iceland. 
At the outbreak of WW II he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the South Pacific. In 1945, taking advantage of a GI Bill, he enrolled at Boston College, already married and a family man. His BC yearbook described him as "a wealth of knowledge and much self-assurance." The yearbook went on to say, "He is a man of firm conviction and, as a result, cannot be forced to abandon his position for the sake of weak or mediocre arguments." He was a BC alumnus and attended football and hockey games throughout the years. 
His business life brought him in contact with international companies in Canada, Japan and Europe. He was known for his integrity and knowledge about the fish business, particularly the lobster industry, and his counsel was always in demand. Associates could count on him to give an honest and fair answer. 
Mr. Connolly was active in several political campaigns in the 1950s, and developed many enduring friendships from those early political days. Family and friends relied on him for spirited debates on international, domestic, state or local topics. An avid lifelong reader, he read several newspapers daily as well as a variety of books. 
He embraced retirement eagerly, walking the paths and beaches of Cape Cod and Castle Island. 
He faced his illness with the same grace and dignity with which he lived his life. 
He is survived by his wife Marie J. (Federico) Connolly; five children, Patricia E. Doherty of Weymouth, William F. Connolly Jr., Margaret P. Burke, and Mary Whelen, all of Milton, Christopher J. Connolly of Canton; 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is the brother of the late Joseph Connolly, James Connolly, and Mary DeLappe. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Gregory's Church, Dorchester on May 6. Burial was in VA National Cemetery, Bourne.
Funeral arrangements were made by Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home. 
Donations may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, 14 Page Terrace, Stoughton, MA 02072.

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