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Ruth C. Gustin
Teacher, veteran
Ruth C. (Cox) Gustin died in her West Roxbury home on April 10. It was her 89th birthday.
She was the mother of Kevin C. Gustin of Walpole, James D. Gustin of Marietta, Ga. and David J. Gustin of Irvine, Calif.
Mrs. Gustin was a life long resident of West Roxbury.
She graduated from Girls Latin School in Boston and earned her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She later earned her master’s degree in Education from Boston University.
Mrs. Gustin taught English to immigrants arriving in the United States at the English Center in Boston. She retired in 1976 with over 20 years of service.
She was a member of the Boston Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
A veteran of World War II, she served in the United States Coast Guard as a lieutenant, with three years of active duty.
She was the wife of the late Otto T. Gustin and the sister of the late Robert K. and Philip M. Cox.
Mrs. Gustin is also survived by nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
Visiting hours will be on Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. only, at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St., Walpole.
Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to: Catholic Memorial High School Attn: Developmental Office 235 Baker St. West Roxbury, MA 02132 - Apr 27, 2001

Leroy Powers
WWII veteran
Leroy H. Powers of Newton died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Epoch of Weston. He was 82.
Born in Waltham, he had been a Newtonville resident for the past 46 years.
Mr. Powers had been employed as a dress cutter for the Puritan Dress Company in Waltham and College Town in Braintree.
He was a World War II veteran as a corporal with the Army Air Corps 12th Air Cargo Supply Squadron in China, Burma and India and received the Asian Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars.
Mr. Powers was the son of the late Thomas and Rose (Rogers) Powers and husband of the late Emma (Keating) Powers.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Judith (Speranzo) Powers of Walpole and three grandchildren.
Services will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:30 from the Brasco and Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St., Waltham with a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton at 10:30.
Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Powers memory to HealthCare Dimensions Hospice, 764 Main St., Waltham MA 02451. - Jul 10, 2001

Guy Ciannavei
Former Historical Society president
Guy J. Ciannavei, the former vice president of the Walpole Historical Society, died at Caritas Norwood Hospital on March 14. He was 68.
Born in Walpole, he graduated from Boston Latin School with the Class of 1951 and later from Harvard University with the Class of 1955.
Mr. Ciannavei lived almost all of his adult life in Walpole, though his family moved to Roslindale for a short time while he was attending Latin.
He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.
In 1998 he retired as the director of the Information and Technology Departments at Harvard University, where he had worked for over 30 years.
Considered one of the foremost experts on Walpole history, Ciannavei was instrumental in opening up the Society’s Deacon Willard Lewis House to the public on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. He usually volunteered his own time to staff the house.
Walpole Historical Society President John Anderson recalled this week that he was constantly amazed at the amount of knowledge Ciannavei had.
Anderson said that Ciannavei had done massive research on the town by using the Internet, his extensive collection of local history books, and back issues of the Walpole Times.
"It was his whole hobby."
Ciannavei was a member of the Italian-American Club of Walpole, the Italian Genealogical Society of America and a former member of the Norwood Sons of Italy.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne C. (Bastianelli) Ciannavei of Walpole, two sons, Marc F. Ciannavei of Taunton and Paul R. Ciannavei of West Hartford, Conn., and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole. Interment was in the St. Francis Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: the Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 252 Walpole, MA 02081.
James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home made the arrangements.   Mar 27, 2002 

John R. Lawrie
John Robert Lawrie, age 47, a resident of Walpole for the past 21 years, died suddenly on Saturday, July 28.
Mr. Lawrie was born in Norwood. He was a 1971 graduate of Norwood High School and a 1976 graduate of Boston State College.
He was a teacher of Health and Physical Education in the Norwood Public Schools from 1976 to 1980. For the past 21 years he had worked as an HVAC technician and sheet metal mechanic.
He was an active member of the community, devoting many years to coaching his children’s sports including Walpole Pop Warner Football, Norwood and King Philip Hockey, Walpole Youth Soccer, Walpole Girl’s Softball, Walpole Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball.
He was the husband of Marie M. (McCarville) Lawrie and father of Michael P. Lawrie, John R. Lawrie, Jr. and Meghan E. Lawrie, all of Walpole.
He was the son of Ruth M. (Coughlin) Lawrie of Norwood and the late Robert J. "Buddy" Lawrie.
Mr. Lawrie was the brother of Robert J. Lawrie, Jr., of Norwood, Mary Lawrie Shea of Wrentham, Michael Lawrie of East Sandwich, Carol Lawrie of Jamaica Plain and Ted Lawrie of Walpole. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered by all for his devotion to his family, his integrity and sense of fairness, his strong character and his work ethic.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Aug. 2 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole. Interment will be in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
Donations in his name may be made to the Scholarship Fund of either: Roxbury Latin School, 101 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury, MA 02132 or Ursuline Academy, 85 Lowder St., Dedham, MA 02026.
Arrangements were made by the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St.  Aug 08, 2001

Carmen A. Barletta
Civil engineer
Carmen A. Barletta of Walpole, formerly of Dedham and East Boston, died on Oct. 23 at the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. He was 74. 
He was the husband of Carole A. (Quintiliani) Barletta of Walpole and the late Irene (Beatrice) Barletta. 
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Ferdinando and Rose (Addonizio) Barletta. He graduated from Northeastern University with the class of 1948 and was a longtime Dedham resident before moving to Walpole. 
Mr. Barletta worked as a civil engineer. He founded the C.A. Barletta Inc., General Contractors and Developers of Commercial Real Estate. 
His company built the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Jamaica Plain, Marion High School in Marion, buildings at Park Plaza in Norwood, Walpole Park South, Norwood Park South, Knollwood Memorial Park chapels in Canton and the Gymnastics Academy of Boston in Norwood. 
He was a past president of the Dedham Rotary Club and the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 234 in Dedham and the Fourth Degree Bishop Minihan General Assembly Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Massachusetts Mechanic Charitable Association, the Society in Dedham for the Apprehension of Horse Thieves, and the Charles River Country Club in Newton. 
Besides his wife he leaves his children, J. Kenneth Barletta and his wife Patricia of Dedham, Linda A. Barletta of Norwood, and Robert A. Barletta and his wife Suzanne of Foxboro; two stepchildren, Joseph Ferrelli and his wife Patricia of Attleboro, and Kenneth Ferrelli and his wife Melissa of Michigan, and four grandchildren. 
He is also survived by two brothers, William Barletta of Woburn and Fred Barletta of Roslindale. 
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Dedham. Burial will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. 
Visiting hours will be tomorrow, Oct. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home, 456 High St. in Dedham. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 25 Spring St., Walpole, MA 02081. 
The George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home of Dedham handled the arrangements.  Oct 28, 2001

Lloyd Quint
Manager with the W.T. Grant Co.
Sympathies are extended to Kathy Quint Tinson of Walpole on the death of her father, Lloyd F. Quint of North Fort Myers, Fla. and Lake City, Mich.
Mr. Quint, who was a retired career manager with the W.T. Grant Company, died in Florida on Dec. 15 at the age of 80.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a captain in the 82nd Army Airborne.
A memorial service was held in Florida on Dec. 20.
A memorial Mass will be held on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Church in Norwood.
Donations in Mr. Quint’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
The Gillooly Funeral Home of Norwood handled the arrangements.  Dec 30, 2001

Mary Cann
Maid at Endean
Mrs. Mary (Horn) Cann, 96, of Hopedale died Sunday evening Feb. 10, at the Northbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge. She was the wife of the late William C. Cann, who died in 1961.
Mrs. Cann was born in Linton, England, the daughter of the late Christopher and the late Mary (Piper) Horn. She attended school in England and was formally trained as a lady’s maid in England.
Mrs. Horn came to the United States in October of 1929. She was employed as a maid by various families in Massachusetts. She moved to Walpole in the 1940s where she was employed by the Charles Bird Family of Endean. She became a citizen of the United States on Feb. 12, 1945.
Mrs. Cann had been a resident of Walpole and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, located in Walpole, for almost 60 years.
Mrs. Cann is survived by three grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a son-in law, Kenneth R. Orff of Westboro. She was the sister of Ada Pyle of Leicester, England. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Margaret (Cann) Orff, formerly of Westboro, who died in September of 1997.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, Feb. 16th, at 11 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 62 Front St., Walpole, with the Rev. Samuel Abbott, Rector, officiating. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her  memory may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 62 Front St., Walpole, 02081.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Milford.  Feb 20, 2002

Edward Mackie
Owner of Mackie’s Corner Store
Edward E. Mackie of Pittsfield, formerly of Walpole, died in his Pittsfield home on May 27. He was 93.
Born in Norwood, Mr. Mackie had lived in Walpole for over 53 years before moving to Pittsfield in 1992.
The owner and grocer at Mackie’s Corner Store at the corner of Washington and Common streets for over 20 years, he retired and moved the store building to Edgewood Avenue in 1971.
The husband of the late Epke Rose (Dost) Mackie, Mr. Mackie is survived by three children, Edward M. Mackie of Clinton Corner, N.Y., William C. Mackie of Merrimack, N.H. and Lois H. Volastro of Pittsfield, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Toivo Mackie, Tarmo Mackie and Lina Godden.
Arrangements were by  James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home in Walpole.
Funeral services were held Friday morning. in the United Church in Walpole.
Interment was in the Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
Memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02110.  Jun 07, 2002

Natalino E. DeBaggis
Chef
Natalino E. DeBaggis died on April 14 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. He was 87 years old.
He was born in Franklin on December 25, 1913 to the late Agostino and Julia (Patete) DeBaggis and had lived in Walpole for many years before returning to Franklin two years ago.
Mr. DeBaggis was educated in the Franklin public schools, and until his retirement more than 20 years ago had worked as a chef at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Roxbury.
He had also worked as a baker in the family business, The DeBaggis and D’Errico Bakery on Ruggles Street in Franklin.
During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Private 1st Class. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, The American Theater Campaign Ribbon, The World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged at Fort Devens in 1945.
A world traveler throughout his life, Mr. DeBaggis was a past chaplain and life member of the Charlestown VFW Post #544, and was a member of the National DAV and the Franklin WWII Veterans. He also served in the New York City Police Department during the mid 1960’s.
He is survived by four brothers, Adelio P. DeBaggis of Walpole, and Mario, Vincent J. and Victor C. DeBaggis, all of Franklin as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Ferdinand, Emilio, Anselmo, Alexander, Agostino and Florence DeBaggis and Erminia Manocchio.
A funeral Mass was held at the St. Mary’s Church in Franklin on April 17. Interment was in the family lot at the parish cemetery.
The Charles F. Oteri Funeral Home in Franklin made the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Square Franklin, MA 02038.  Apr 27, 2001 

Anna Orlando
Homemaker
Anna (Flanagan) Orlando of Walpole died on July 5 at the Charwell Nursing Home in Norwood. She was 88 years old.
Born in Canton on January 10, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Bridget (Nelligan) Flanagan.
Mrs. Orlando was a homemaker and had lived in Walpole since 1931.
She is survived by her husband, Gerino "Skeets" Orlando of Walpole; three daughters, Florence McAlister and Janet Devine of Foxboro and June Orlando of Walpole; a son, Lawrence Orlando of Walpole; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated on July 9 at the Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial was at the St. Francis Cemetery.
Arrangements were made under the direction of the Ginley Funeral Home. Jul 14, 2001

Luella Hennessey Donovan
Founded the Kennedy-Donovan Center
Luella Hennessey Donovan, formerly of Walpole, founder of the Kennedy-Donovan Center of Foxboro for children and adults with special needs, died last Wednesday, July 25 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. She was 95.
Mrs. Donovan had an illustrious career in nursing and care for the disabled.
Following her graduation from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1935 she accepted a two-week nursing assignment to care for young Bobby and Patricia Kennedy, children of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy.
The two weeks turned into a life-long association, with Luella Donavan becoming an integral part of the Kennedy family. She was present at the birth of all but one of the Kennedy grandchildren.
When Joseph P. Kennedy became ambassador to the Court of St. James in 1937, Mrs. Donovan was invited to accompany the family as a nurse-companion to Rosemary Kennedy, their daughter who has developmental disabilities.
It was during this time that Rose Kennedy shared her regret that Rosemary was unable to attend the local day school and enjoy a normal life in their large family.
Thus inspired, it became Luella Donovan’s dream to start a free, community-based school for young children with disabilities.
In 1948 she returned to become head nurse of the Visiting Nurse Association in Walpole, a position she held until 1962 when she became rehabilitation nurse for Joseph P. Kennedy.
It was during President John F. Kennedy’s visits with his father that Mrs. Donovan laid down the foundation for what would later become the Kennedy-Donovan Center for Handicapped Children.
At President Kennedy’s urging, she returned to college at the age of 59 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public health nursing from Boston College.
In 1969 with a grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and with the inspiration of the Kennedy family, she established the Kennedy-Donovan Center, a charitable non-profit institution for special needs children as young as 18 months and adults in their senior years.
One of the first community based programs for young children with disabilities, the original program began with three children in a donated classroom in the basement of the Blessed Sacrament School.
It was a decade before the adoption of Chapter 766, mandating provisions for special needs education.
Her credo in the continuing effort and determination to establish a center for disabled children and adults with special needs is "One Person Can Make a Difference."
The Kennedy-Donovan Center now has a staff of more than 350 people and is a leader in providing and adults with special needs. It operates out of twenty different locations, servicing services for more than 4,000 children over 150 communities in Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Also, among her unusual ventures in her fascinating nursing career, Mrs. Donovan spent a year in India as nurse and governess with the family of the Maharajah of Indore.
Her husband, George Donovan, predeceased her. She is survived by three stepchildren, Ann Marie Donovan, Peter Donovan and Regina Cacciatore and by her sister, Ruth Hennessey, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph and known as Sister Luella, a nephew, Dr. William O’Toole of Centerville, two nieces, and ten grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Funeral Mass was held in the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole on July 30.
Memorial donations may be made in Luella Hennessey Donovan’s name to the Kennedy-Donovan Center, Inc., 1 Commercial St., Foxboro, MA 02035.
The James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home made the arrangements.  Aug 08, 2001

Kenneth Woodard
Walpole resident for 45 years
Kenneth S. Woodard of Walpole died suddenly on Oct. 15 at the New Milford Hospital in New Milford, Conn. He was 75 years old. 
Born in Waltham on Nov. 4, 1925, he was the son of the late Harold and Charlotte (Reed) Woodard. 
He had been married to Mabel Joan (Thompson) Woodard of Walpole for the past 52 years. 
A graduate of Newton High School, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. 
He worked for 35 years at the Factory Mutual Insurance Company in Norwood before retiring as the assistant planning manager in 1988. He was a board member of the Factory Mutual Credit Union. 
Mr. Woodard also served on the Personnel Board for the town of Walpole and was a Boy Scouts Troop Committee Member. He was a member of the United Church and the Azure Lodge A.F. & A.M. 
He enjoyed woodworking, golf, cards and traveling in a motor home. 
In addition to his wife, Mr. Woodard is survived by three children, Douglas Woodard of Westerly, R.I., Wendy Seneff of Bryan, Tx. and Wayne Woodard of New Milford; a brother, Carleton Woodard of Falls Church, Va. and six grandchildren. 
He was the brother of the late George Woodard. 
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 3-5 p.m. and again from 7-9 p.m. at the Tracy Funeral Home in Walpole. 
Religious services will be held at the United Church in Walpole on Sat. Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. 
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. 
The Tracy Funeral Home made the arrangements.  Oct 28, 2001

Anne Johnson
Member of the Walpole Mother’s Club
Mrs. W. Anne (Reinhardt) Johnson, a resident of Walpole since 1948, died on Sunday night, Feb. 10th, in the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. 
Born in Waltham, she was raised in Medway. A 1940 graduate of Medway High School, she then attended Fay Secretarial School.
She was a former Girl Scout leader; member of the Walpole Mother’s Club and an active volunteer at the Caritas Norwood Hospital.
Mrs. Johnson was the wife of Howard A. Johnson and mother of Stephen A. Johnson of Hopkinton, Martha A. Schnorbus of Easton and M. Carolyn McHugh of Southboro.
Mrs. Johnson was the sister of Joseph Reinhardt of New Hampshire and Canada, and the late John Reinhardt.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Centre Cemetery in Wrentham.
Memorial donations may be made to either Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association, P. O. Box 252, Walpole, MA 02081 or Rosie’s Place, Attn: Development Office, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.
Arrangements by the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home in Walpole.  Feb 20, 2002

Stephen Charles Fleming
Systems analyst
Steven Charles Fleming died unexpectedly on April 18 at the Caritas Norwood Hospital. He was 43 years old.
Born in Rochester, N.H., he grew up in Needham and was a 1975 graduate of Needham High School.
He graduated from Bentley College with the class of 1979.
Mr. Fleming had worked as a senior systems analyst for the Westwood office of State Street Bank for the past 10 years.
A resident of Walpole for the past 14 years, Mr. Fleming was a youth coach with the Walpole Little League and the Walpole Soccer Program.
He is survived by his wife, Joan M. (McElaney) Fleming; two daughters, Kara A. and Laura B. Fleming; and a son, Tom S. Fleming, all of Walpole.
He was the son of Edward B. and Frances F. (Finnegan) Fleming and the brother of Kathleen F. Dooley of Holliston, Ted M. Fleming of Northboro, and the late Thomas B. Fleming.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
Visiting hours will be Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James H. Delaney and Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St., Walpole.
Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery on Oakland Street in Needham.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Clinic c/o The Joslin Clinic, One Joslin Way, Boston, MA 02115.  Apr 27, 2001

Guy Willard Pierce
Owned Allen Express, Inc.
Guy Willard Pierce of Dennisport and North Ft. Myers, Fla. died on July 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 80.
A longtime resident of Walpole and North Attleboro, Mr. Pierce was the owner and president of Allen Express, Inc. in Walpole for many years.
He was born in Foxboro on September 10, 1920 to the late Fred and Evelyn (Gove) Pierce.
He was a graduate of Walpole High School, class of 1938.
A major in business administration, he was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member and president of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps as a fighter pilot. He was honorably discharged as a captain.
After retirement he moved to North Ft. Myers and Dennisport, and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Helen More Pierce; three daughters, Cynthia Carlson and Nancy Robinson, both of North Attleboro, and Patricia Froehlich of Rehoboth; one son, Lawrence Pierce of Attleboro, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He is also survived by his brother, Fred Pierce of Dennisport.
Memorial services were private.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 White’s Path, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
The National Cremation Service made the arrangements.  Jul 14, 2001

Margaret A. Scott
Formerly of Walpole
On Thursday, July 12, Margaret A. (Heffron) Scott of Maryland, formerly of Walpole, died.
She was the wife of the late Howard H. Scott and the mother of Pamela A. Zagami of Norfolk and Deborah S. Bigelow of Pennsylvania.
She is also survived by five grandchildren.
Mrs. Scott was the sister of Eileen C. Dunn o f Washington, DC.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Grace Church in Maryland. Interment was in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW #204, Washington, DC 20036.
Arrangements by Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc. in Maryland.  Aug 08, 2001

Dorothy Rounds
Former schoolteacher
Dorothy Elizabeth Rounds died on Oct. 20 at her home in St. Augustine, Fla. She was 90 years old. 
She and her husband, Kenneth, who pre-deceased her, were long active in the Walpole community until their retirement. 
Mrs. Rounds was born in Limington, Maine and was a schoolteacher. 
She was married to the late Kenneth S. Rounds for 58 years and is survived by a son, David Rounds of St. Augustine; a sister, Clara Hurst of Walpole; a brother, Harold Boothby of Randolph as well as grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be planned in Maine at a future date. 
Flowers are gratefully declined and any contributions can be made to the Limington Historical Society, Limington, Maine 04049.  Oct 28, 2001

Anita Leggeri
Former hospital worker
Sympathies are extended to David Leggeri of Walpole on the death of his mother, Anita Leggeri of Saugus.
Mrs. Leggeri died on Dec. 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 96 years old.
Born in Milano, Italy, she was a long time resident of both Saugus and North Revere. She worked for the former Grover Manor Hospital prior to her retirement.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 24 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus. Interment was at the Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.
Donations in her memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
The Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home of Saugus handled the arrangements. Dec 30, 2001

Charles Zirolis
Former engineer
Charles Victor Zirolis, age 80, formerly of Dedham and a resident of Walpole for 25 years, died Saturday, Feb. 9 at his residence. 
Mr. Zirolis was born on Sept. 22, 1921 in Boston, the son of the late Paul and Mary (Zibikos) Zirolis. 
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served during WW II. He was a member of St. George’s Church in Norwood. 
Mr. Zirolis was a graduate of Boston Trade School and worked as an engineer for Comp Shoe Machinery Corp., in Waltham, then for American Davidson (formerly Westinghouse Electric Co.) in Hyde Park. 
He was the husband of Aldona M. Zirolis (Yakavonis) of Walpole and father of Dorothy A. MacQuown and her husband Craig of Norton. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Feb. 14, at St. George Catholic Church at 10 a.m., officiated by Reverend Wolkovich. Interment will be in New Calvary Cemetery in Boston. 
Donations may be made in his name to Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, 3 Edgewater Dr., Norwood, MA 02062. 
Arrangements made by Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home in Norwood.  Feb 20, 2002

Edward Russo
Elementary school principal
A memorial Mass for Edward J. Russo of Walpole will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at St. Edward’s Church in Medfield.
Mr. Russo died on May 23 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Center in Natick. He was 81.
Mr. Russo was born in Haverstraw, N.Y. He graduated from Haverstraw High School and went on to New Paltz College where he graduated with a B.E. and received the Outstanding Male Graduate Award.
Mr. Russo served in the Air Force during WWII and was stationed in England and France.
When he returned, he joined the faculty of the Robert E. Bell School in Chappaqua, N.Y, where he met his future wife, Katrine Troyanovich.
They raised their two daughters in Katonah, N.Y., where they resided for 46 years. In 1998 they moved to Walpole to be closer to their daughters.
Mr. Russo attended Columbia University where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. He was an elementary school principal in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. from 1953 to 1981. During this time he was given the honor and responsibility of opening four new schools in this rapidly growing community.
After his retirement Mr. Russo started his own company, providing computer services to small businesses.
He was a competitive athlete as a student, earning four varsity letters in baseball and basketball through his college years.
He was also an enthusiastic participant in golf, softball, bowling and tennis throughout his adult life.
His hobbies included gardening and ballroom dancing, and he and his wife had traveled extensively throughout the world including Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China, Egypt, Turkey and Russia.
Mr. Russo leaves his wife, Katrine T, Russo of Walpole, two daughters, Ann K. Russo and her husband Larry Krasnow and Kathy R. Simon and her husband Ross, all of Medfield, and four granddaughters.
He is also survived by a brother, James Vincent Russo of Arlington, Texas and a sister, Elvina Metz of Akron, N.Y.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Katonah on May 29.
Interment was at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Haverstraw.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Edward J. Russo to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.  Jun 06, 2002

Edith Martin
Retired teacher
Edith (Johnson) Martin died at the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Oct. 7. She was 91 years old.
Born in Lawrence, Mrs. Martin was a resident of Belmont for over 55 years. She was a graduate of the Lowell Normal School and had worked as a teacher.
She was the wife of the late Newton Arthur Martin and the mother of Jane McMackin of East Walpole and David Martin of Portsmouth, R.I.
She is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Martin was the sister of the late Emily Heald and Walter Johnson.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Payson Park Congregational Church, 365 Belmont St., Belmont, MA.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the Harrington House c/o Tony Lacke, 160 Main St. Walpole, MA 02081.
The Short, Williamson and Diamond Funeral Home of Belmont made the arrangements. Oct 28, 2001

Mary Brown
Retired hairdresser
Funeral services for Mary (Kinch) Brown of Bristol, N.H. were held on Dec. 14 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole.
Mrs. Brown died at the Mount Ridge Facility in Bristol on Dec. 11. She was 93 years old.
A retired hairdresser, she was the mother of Steven R. Brown of Bristol, formerly of Walpole.
Burial was at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury.
The James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.  Dec 30, 2001

Helen Olson
Homemaker
Helen (Verderber) Olson died on Dec. 20 at the Charwell House Nursing Home in Norwood. She was 93 years old.
Born in Norwood, Mrs. Olson attended Norwood Public Schools.
The wife of the late Michael O. Olson, she was a homemaker for most of her adult life.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet L. Haberlin of Norwood and three grandchildren, Deborah Haberlin-Beauregard of Walpole, and Michael and Joseph Haberlin, both of Norwood.
She was the sister of Carl, Sophie, Justine and Emma Verderber, all of Norwood.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 22 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole. Interment will follow at  St. Francis Cemetery.
The James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.  Dec 30, 2001

Thomas J. Flanagan
Letter carrier, veteran
Thomas J. (Tom) Flanagan died at the Natick Convalescent Center on April 11. He was 83 years old.
He was the husband of Margaret J. (Marshall) Flanagan of Medfield.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter; Judith M. Connor of Walpole, and a son; Thomas J. Flanagan, Jr. of Greely, Colo.
He was the brother of Mary Hughes of Walpole, Grace Mitchell of Milton and the late Paul and John J. Flanagan.
Mr. Flanagan was born in Boston on Dec. 17, 1917 to the late John and Julia (Hurley) Flanagan. He was educated at  Mission High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Following the war, he worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service in Boston.
A resident of Medfield since 1951, Mr. Flanagan was a member of the Beckwith Post 110 American Legion, Medfield and the Letter Carriers Union.
Visiting hours will be in Monday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield.
Funeral services will be held at St. Edward's Church in Medfield on Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at the Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield.
Memorial donations in Mr. Flanagan’s name may be made to Lisa Manning, Activities Director, Riverbend Convalescent Center, 34 Lincoln St., So. Natick, MA 01760 or the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Eastern Mass., 36 Cameron Circle, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Apr 27, 2001

Rose L. Sullivan
Office manager
Rose L. (Quinn) Sullivan died at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood on June 6. She was 80 years old.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Stoneham on January 7, 1921 to the late Charles and Mary Ann (Tracy) Quinn.
She was a 1939 graduate of the Jamaica Plain High School and lived in Norwood for 30 years.
She worked for 27 years as an office manager at the Russell McNeil Insurance Agency.
Mrs. Sullivan also worked for the Dempsey Insurance Company in Norwood before retiring.
She is survived by a son, James Sullivan of Braintree, and a daughter, Judith McNaught of East Walpole, four grandchildren and two great grandsons.
She was the mother of the late Diane Sullivan.
All services were private.
The Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home of Norwood made the arrangements.  Jul 15, 2001

Lloyd Quint
Manager with the W.T. Grant Co.
Sympathies are extended to Kathy Quint Tinson of Walpole on the death of her father, Lloyd F. Quint of North Fort Myers, Fla. and Lake City, Mich. 
Mr. Quint, who was a retired career manager with the W.T. Grant Company, died in Florida on Dec. 15 at the age of 80. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a captain in the 82nd Army Airborne. 
A memorial service was held in Florida on Dec. 20. 
A memorial Mass will be held on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Church in Norwood. 
Donations in Mr. Quint’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. 
The Gillooly Funeral Home of Norwood handled the arrangements.  Dec 30, 2001

Bartley J. Foley
Worked for Walpole DPW
Bartley J. Foley of Walpole died at the Caritas Norwood Hospital on June 7. He was 71 years old.
He was born in Norwood on September 21, 1929.
Coming from Norwood, he had lived in Walpole for 40 years.
He worked for Bird & Son in Walpole for approximately 20 years before working for the town of Walpole as a DPW laborer for 21 years.
He was a Town Meeting member and an election warden in Walpole.
Mr. Foley was a former member of the Norwood Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Norwood Board of Health.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Doris M. (Aylward) Foley of Walpole; a son Bartley J. Foley Jr. of Dedham, a daughter, Laura M. Jeffries of Chelmsford, and a granddaughter.
He was the brother of Edward P. and Lillian T. Foley of Norwood, Francis J. Foley of Georgia, John C. Foley of Maine and Florida, Ret. Lt. Col. Elizabeth M. Foley of Sudbury and the late Thomas E. Foley and Barbara Gillis.
All services were private.
The Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home of Norwood made the arrangements.  Jul 15, 2001

Ada Keedy
English teacher, minister’s wife
Ada Sargeant Jackson Keedy passed away on June 7 after a short illness. She was 86.
Born in New Bedford to the late Abraham and Lillian Jackson, she graduated from New Bedford High School and Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1936.
Ms. Keedy then taught English at her high school alma mater, and, while a member of the First Congressional Church, she met her future husband, Allen Keedy, who was then the church’s minister.
Together they held pastorates in Shenandoah, Iowa, Chicago, Ill. and Norwood and Weymouth.
After her second career as a homemaker, she received her master’s degree in library science and was a librarian in the Everett, Boston and Weymouth public schools.
There then followed an exciting period in the couple’s lives.
In fleeing the cruel New England winters, she wintered in various sundry islands (e.g. St. Kitts, St. Croix) with her husband, who held part-time ministerial appointments.
In Nevis, for example, they had no running water and had to carry water by hand from a well.
At this time, Ms. Keedy also started a counseling program for adolescent girls. The couple also summered on Cape Cod in the village of Craigville.
In 1974, they built a house in Walpole.
In 1991 they moved to Hartmeadow, a retirement community sponsored by the Flagg Row United Church in West Hartford, Conn.
In the summer of 2000, Mrs. Keedy and her husband moved to Avery Heights, Conn.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha K. Hoffman of West Hartford; two sons, John L. Keedy of Louisville, Ky. and Allen Daniel Keedy of Waynesville, N.C., and three grandchildren.
She was the wife of the late Allan Keedy.
Following a private burial service, a memorial service will be held at the Flagg Road United Church of Christ on Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Habitat For Humanity.
The Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home made the arrangements.  Jul 10, 2001


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