Miscellaneous Norfolk County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Eileen M. Koroshetz
Eileen M. (Scanlon) Koroshetz, 80, died on May 8 at Milton Health Care Facility. 
Mrs. Koroshetz was a retired elementary school teacher for the New York City school system. She taught for 20 years before her retirement in 1972. 
She was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She received a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Hunter College in New York. 
She lived in Brooklyn for 74 years before moving to Milton six years ago. 
She was a former member of the New York City Teacher's Union.
Wife of the late Walter T. Koroshetz, she is survived by two sons, Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz of Milton and Robert T. Koroshetz of Norwalk, CT; a daughter, Dr. Eileen F. Hennrikus of Fresno, CA; two brothers, George Scanlon of Pennsylvania and Joseph Scanlon of New York, and 12 grandchildren. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Agatha Church on May 13. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
Donations my be sent to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology Unit, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Joseph L. Lane
Joseph L. Lane, 74, died on May 13. 
Born in Boston, Mr. Lane was a 1949 graduate of Boson College. He was employed by North American Cement Corporation where he served as general sales manager and vice president for sales. He was elected President on Northern Steel in 1971 and filled that role until the company was acquired by Barker Steel in 1979. 
Mr. Lane was a longtime member of the Massachusetts Building Congress where he served as director and President of the Congress in 1966. He was the president of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute for three terms and was a member of the Engineers Club of Boston for nearly 25 years during which time he served on its Board of Governors. 
Mr. Lane was also involved with the Construction Industries of Massachusetts and the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts and served as director for both. 
He had also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Milton Hospital for seven years and on the Hospital's Building Committee. He served as Treasurer of the Building Committee responsible for the construction of Milton Police Headquarters. He was also a member of the Board of Appeals for nine years.
He is survived by his wife, Doris (Shannon) Lane of Milton; three sons, Joseph Lane Jr. of Milton, Peter F. Lane of Beverly and Edward M. Lane of Hopkinton; two brothers, Gerard R. Lane of Walpole and John E. Lane of Bryantville; a sister, Mary V. White of Walpole; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer E. Lane, Elizabeth J. Lane, Ellen S. Lane, Sarah M. Lane, Kathryn E. Lane, Andrew J. Lane, Timothy J. Lane, Lauren E. Chow, David J. Chow and Sarah V. Chow, and many nieces and nephews. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church on May 16. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Homes. 
Donations may be sent to the Joseph J. Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Boston College Development Office, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3189.

David T. Signori
David T. Signori, 85, of Milford, died on May 11 at Milford Whitinsville Regional Hospital. 
Mr. Signori was a Boston Police Officer before his retirement in 1981 after 34 years on the force. 
When he was younger he played semi-professional football for the Mattapan Merchants. 
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a platoon sergeant and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. 
Mr. Signori was raised in Mattapan and lived in Dorchester for many years before moving to Milford five years ago. 
He was a commander of the Boston Police Post, American Legion, a life member of the Boston Police Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Boston Police Patrolman's Association, the Boston Police Relief Association, the Italian American Police Officers and the Marconi Club in Roxbury. 
Mr. Signori is survived by his wife, Rose M. (Tosi) Signori of Milford; a son, David T. Signori Jr. of Alexandria, VA; a daughter, Dianne T. Regan of Milford; two brothers, Joseph Signori of Canton and Eugene Signori of Easton; three sisters, Sister Mary Angela Signori of Jamaica Plain, Anna Galante of Readville and Carmela Kerrigan of Dedham, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. 
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Angela's Church, Mattapan. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. 
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.

George Cruickshanks
George MacKenzie Cruickshanks, 78, died September 15 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Milton. 
He graduated from Milton High School in 1943 and immediately joined the Navy. He served in the Pacific Ocean Theater during World War II. After the service, he received his B.S. from Boston University and his Masters Degree from Boston State University.
Mr. "C", as he was known to his students, was a much loved and dedicated Milton public school teacher, who retired in 1989, after 30 years of teaching. He taught at both the Glover and Pierce Schools; he was also an assistant principal during this period.
After his retirement, he and his wife divided their time between Milton and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where they enjoyed outdoor pursuits and a mutual love for Scottish music and culture.
Husband of Helen F. (Carder) Cruickshanks, he is survived by two sons, Donald A. Cruickshanks of Wisconsin and Duncan M. Cruickshanks of Reading; two daughters, Diane C. May of Nashville, TN and Fay M. Stone of New Hampshire; a brother, Robert Cruickshanks of Weymouth; two sisters, Jean Fyfe and Mary Cruickshanks, both of Weymouth, eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services were held at the East Congregational Church on September 18. Funeral arrangements were made by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.
Donations may be sent to the East Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, 610 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.
(09/26/2002)

Ralph H. Festa
Ralph H. Festa, 82, of Readville, died September 16 at Parkwell Nursing Home.
Mr. Festa worked as an iron worker for 50 years, half of which were with the MBTA. He was a member of Iron Workers Local 7.
Mr. Festa was born in Boston and lived in Milton for 30 years before moving to Readville 18 years ago.
He was an army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen E. (Saletta) Festa; a daughter, Darlene M. Blankenship of Brockton; four sisters, Frances Snow of Everett, Dorothy Lolles of Rockland, Ruth Walsh of Braintree and Joan Camillo of Avon , and a brother, Harry Festa of New Hampshire.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills on September 19. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.

David V. Mitten
David V. Mitten, 71, died September 14 at Boston Medical Center.
Mr. Mitten worked as a craftsman in Milton until his retirement in 1997.
Born in Boston, he lived in Dorchester for many years before moving to Milton 30 years ago.
He graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston and Harvard University's extension school, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1969.
Mr. Mitten is survived by his wife, Bonita P. (Burney) Mitten; two daughters, Jennifer M. Mitten of Dallas and Joanne M. Fate of Milton; a sister, Mary Ernst of Dorchester; and two grandchildren, Tamara LaPante and Rhiannon Fate of Milton.
A funeral service was held September 18 at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral
Home. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the New England Hemophilia Association, 180 Rustcraft Road, Dedham, MA 02026.

Ambrose F. Reardon
Ambrose F. Reardon, 93, died September 16 at Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home.
Mr. Reardon ran a newsstand in Boston for 30 years until his retirement in 1973.
He was a member of the St. Paul Council 298 Knights of Columbus and the Milton Council 2479 Knights of Columbus.
Husband of the late Elizabeth (Sullivan) Reardon, he is survived by two sons, Paul F. Reardon of Canton and Timothy J. Reardon of Pennsylvania; a brother George Reardon of Dorchester and four grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated September 19 at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Funeral arrangements were made by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.
(November 21, 2002)

Charles H. Campbell
Charles H. "Skip" Campbell, 60, of Milton, died suddenly November 11 at his home.
Born in Boston, he had been a resident of Milton since 1944. 
Mr. Campbell graduated from Milton High School and Northeastern University with a degree in civil and sanitary engineering.
He retired this past May from the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Department.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph M. Campbell; a sister, Ann Walsh; and nine nieces and nephews and 14 grand nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held November 15 at St. Mary of the Hills Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to The Dominican Sisters, St. Catherines, Kentucky 40061.
(November 21, 2002)

Lillian Fickett
Lillian (Forde) Fickett, 81, of Quincy, died November 11 at the Quincy Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Boston, she grew up in Milton and graduated from Milton High School. She has lived in Quincy since 1946.
During World War II she was a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Red Cross. She also volunteered for the U.S.O.
Wife of the late William L. Fickett, she is survived by a daughter, Karen M. Fickett of Quincy, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held November 16 at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 187 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.
(November 21, 2002)

Mary T. Glennon
Mary T. Glennon, 93, of Dorchester, died November 6 at Colonial Nursing Home in Weymouth.
Born in Boston, she was raised in Mission Hill and lived in Dorchester for 35 years.
She worked for Raymond's Department Store in Boston as a sales clerk 35 years, retiring in 1975. She also worked at Carney Hospital.
She is survived by a sister, Ann Trahan of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 8 at St. Gregory Church, Dorchester. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.
Funeral arrangements were made by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home. 
(November 21, 2002)

Marjorie J. Graney
Marjorie J. (McLaughlin) Graney, 71, of Milton, died November 4 at home.
Born in Boston, she grew up in South Boston, was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School and attended Boston University.
She lived in Milton for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Graney; two sons, John J. Graney and Joseph T. Graney, both of Milton; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Agatha Church on November 7. 
Funeral arrangements were made by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.
(November 21, 2002)

Richard Green 
Richard H. Green, 47, of Milton, died November 9 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington after a lengthy illness.
Born in Tokyo, he grew up in Somerville and had lived in Milton for the past 10 years. 
He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and had been attending Boston University to attain a Masters Degree in Computer Science.
Mr. Green worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of States Office as a computer programmer after college. He then began his own business in Milton, Richard's Roofing, which he did for ten years before going to work for GIGA Information Group of Norwell.
He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Meredith (Minnie) Green; a son, Alexander H. Green of Milton; a daughter, Gabrielle R. Green of Milton; his parents, Llewellyn and Fusako Green of Somerville; three brothers, David A. Green of Somerville, Gregory S. Green of Burlington and Robert M. Green of Cambridge; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 13 at the First Parish (Unitarian) Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Shriners Burns Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 or The Milton Foundation for Education, 532 Adams Street, #162, Milton, MA 02186.
(November 21, 2002)

George F. McLaughlin
George F. McLaughlin, of Braintree, died November 6 at Grove Manor Estates in Braintree.
Born in Boston, he grew up in Jamaica Plain. He lived in Weymouth and Milton before moving to Braintree four years ago.
Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Boston College High School and Boston College.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was the former owner of Porter Square Dodge in Cambridge. 
Mr. McLaughlin was a former member of the Quincy Neighborhood Club and the Wollaston Country Club.
He was the husband of the late Eleanor L. (Farrell-Dugan) McLaughlin, he is survived by two sons, Jerry McLaughlin and Kevin McLaughlin, both of Florida; a daughter, Stacy Higgins of Greenfield; six stepdaughters, Maureen Gallagher and Margaret Besette, both of Virginia, Mary Lou Miller and Madeline Poelaert, both of Duxbury, Martha Paris of Braintree and Monica Luchini of Millbury; two stepsons, John J. Dugan of Norwood and Richard Dugan of South Carolina; five grandchildren, 20 step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church. Burial was in Milton Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Drive, Braintree 02184.
(November 21, 2002)

Mary G. Nee
Mary G. Nee, 89, of Quincy, died November 10 at Milton Healthcare.
Mrs. Nee was born in Longford, Ireland.
She worked at Quincy City Hospital and in the Quincy City Clerk's office.
She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Nee; she is survived two sons, Thomas R. Nee of Hingham and Michael G. Nee of Nova Scotia; a daughter, Margaret M. Richter of Pennsylvania; a brother, Phillip Keohane of New York; a sister, Jenny Keohane of London;10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Mary G. Gardiner.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 13 at St. Agatha Church. Burial was in Milton cemetery.
(November 21, 2002)

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