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Current Obituaries


   Costas Kouletsis, 89, of Burlington, MA formerly of Woburn, MA, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from multiple myeloma.
   He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Nikki Kouletsis. He is survived by daughters Thula, Dene, and Penny, granddaughter Niki, and longtime companion Thelma Tibbitts, of Burlington, MA.
   Costas was employed by MIT Lincoln Labs for 35 years before retiring in 1993.  Avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, card player and wood carver, Costas kept himself active and busy upon retirement.
   Costas was the brother of the late George Koulet of Winchester, Epaminondas Kouletsis of Cambridge, and Calliope Paicos of Somerville. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
   Services will be private.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.



Past Obituaries

   Laura A. (Reis) Michaud, 90, of Lowell, formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell on Thursday evening, May 21.  She was the wife of the late Ronald Michaud.
   Born on May 10, 1930 at the Somerville Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Eliza (Cabral) Reis.  Laura lived in Cambridge until age 11.  She spent most of her childhood and young adult life in East Woburn, before getting married and moving to Lowell.
   Laura worked as a Health Aide at Greater Lowell Family Service for many years.  She was active in her church choir and loved to sing and crochet.
   Laura is survived by her two daughters, Laurinda and Kimberly Michaud.  She is also survived by four grandchildren: Isabella Michaud Huang, Lila Michaud Huang, Gwendolyn Hansen and Matthew J Mclaughlin; and one great granddaughter, Abby Kay Mclaughlin.  She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Nardone, Mary Ventura, and Bernadette Cameron; and her brothers, Joseph Reis and William Reis.
   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 am.  Burial will be private.  Contributions in Laura’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Eva Marie Nelson (Munk Pedersen), of New Providence, NJ, passed away Tuesday evening May 5 in Burlington, MA.  She was 80 years old.
   Eva was the wife of the late Terence J. Nelson who passed away in February of this year. Eva and Terence lived in New Providence, NJ for over 50 years.
   Born in Glendive MT and raised in Plentywood MT and Waterloo IA, she was the daughter of the late Frederik and Karen (Poulsen) Munk Pedersen. Eva graduated from Waterloo's West High and then earned her RN degree from the Iowa Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines, IA in 1960.
   Eva worked as a nurse at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ for 25 years. She was active in the community and the church, volunteering with the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, and for many years organizing the Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence's soup kitchen effort at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Newark, NJ.
   After retiring, Eva threw herself into her needlepoint. She exhibited her work at the New Providence Memorial library and filled her own home as well as the homes of her family with ornaments, pillows, and wall hangings. She also loved to bake and made certain that whenever anyone visited her home their favorite dessert was ready.
   Eva is survived by her loving sons David E. Nelson and Steven M. (Lori Mortimer) Nelson, her brother Michael Munk Pedersen, her sister Karol Sole, and cherished grandchildren Derek Mortimer-Nelson and Garrett Mortimer-Nelson.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Sage Eldercare http://www.sageeldercare.org


   Berj Zamanian, 89, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away on Thursday, May 14.  He was the husband of Marjorie (David) Zamanian.
   Berj grew up in Brockton and Bridgewater.  He was one of four children of the late Hrant, and the late Yagsabet (Sarafian) Zamanian.  He had lived in Watertown before coming to Burlington 50 years ago.
   Prior to his retirement in 1994, Berj was employed as an Electrical Engineer at Draper Labs.  He worked on many projects during his career, including rocket and missile tracking systems and he was involved in systems supporting the moon landings.
   Berj was a private and quiet man.  He enjoyed gardening, and most of all loved spending time with his family.
   In addition to his wife Marjorie, Berj is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Zamanian and her husband Theodore Schram of Emerald Hills, California; one son, Alex Zamanian and his partner Tricia Crockett of Sudbury.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Eric and Anna Schram.  Berj was the brother of Marjorie Sayabalian of Gardnerville, Nevada and her husband the late Hagop, The late Mathilda Masrof and her husband Krikor of Waltham, and the late Loris Zamanian and his wife Maresa of Milton.  He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Berj’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Dorothy Douvris Williams, 89, of Arlington, formerly of Woburn, passed away on Friday evening, May 15.  She was the wife of the late Paul Williams who died in 1995.
   Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Vasili, and the late Stavoula Douvris.  Dorothy was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1948.
   After graduation from Woburn High School, Dorothy embarked on a professional career.  She retired in 1973 from Raytheon, where she was a blueprint supervisor, to marry her husband Paul Williams and raise her daughter, Maureen.
   Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.  She was also a member of the Ladies Philoptochos and the Annunciation Church Choir.
   Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Maureen Williams of Arlington.  She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, Great-great nieces and nephews, and even one great-great-great grandniece.
   In addition to her husband Paul, Dorothy was preceded in death by her five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Peter Douvris and his wife Juanita, Elizabeth Harrison and her husband Alexander, Julia Rodakis and her husband Ernest, Georgia “Jean” George and her husband John, and Charles Douvris.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Dorothy’s services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Greek Orthodox Community in Woburn, Inc. 2020 Vision Mortgage Campaign, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Barbara Ann Ackerley, of Woburn, formerly of Somerville, passed away at her home on Tuesday evening, May 12.  She was 83 years of age.
   Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Edward J., and the late Frances E. (West) Ackerley.  Barbara worked as a Bank Auditor for East Cambridge Savings Bank, retiring in 2008.
   Barbara was a member of the “Red Hat Society” and she enjoyed arts and crafts.  She was also an avid Boston Bruins fan, and she enjoyed travelling.
   Barbara is survived by her devoted brother, Edward Ackerley; and her sister and best friend Ann Ferrari, both of Woburn.   In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by three brothers, the late George, John, and Jim Ackerley; and two sisters, the late Elizabeth Mulligan and the late Mary Cooper.  Sister-in-law to the late Marion and Helen Ackerley and Paul (Puppy) Cooper.  Also Aunt to late nephews James and Randy Ackerley, niece Jean Mulligan and Great, Great nephew Zachary Tompkins.  Proud Godmother to 9 children as well as devoted Aunt to numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Barbara’s services will be private. All will be welcome to Barbara’s memorial mass to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Ste. 2, Norwood, MA 02062 (www.kidney.org) Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.

   Eligio James, of Somerville, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on Sunday, May 10.  He was 70 years of age.
   Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of Serita Vanterpool James, and the late Aubrey James.  Eligio pitched in Minor league baseball for the Houston Astros and eventually moved to the US.  After retiring from baseball Eligio worked at MPI in Winchester for more than 30 years.
   Eligio loved to sing and dance, and he also enjoyed cooking.  He had a great sense of humor, and was always cracking jokes.  Most of all, he was a devoted and loving father and grandfather.
   Eligio is survived by his longtime companion and partner Carol Levesque; his mother, Serita Vanterpool James; and his daughters Denise James, Erika Winchester and her husband Kenneth, Elisha James, and Janelle James.  He is also survived by his sisters Marcella James, Juddy James, and Gloria James; and his three grandchildren, Ayanna Colon, Samara Winchester, and Kenneth Winchester.  He is further survived by his nephew and nieces, cousins, and many friends.  Eligio was preceded in death by his sister, the late Casilda James; his brother, the late Cesar James; and his father, the late Aubrey James.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eligio’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, P.O. Box 304, Boston, MA 02110 (www.macovid19relieffund.org)  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Eleanor T. (Wickham) Richards, 91, of Waltham, passed away at Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn on Monday morning, May 11.  She was the wife of the late James E. Richards who died in 2011.
   Born in Brighton and raised in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late Michael, and the late Marion (Rich) Wickham.  Eleanor graduated from Brighton High School late in life in 1969.  This was a great achievement for her, and she was very proud to have worked to pay for her education.
   After graduation, she worked for Verizon in directory assistance until retirement.  She loved the beach and traveling to different places.  She was a quiet and reserved woman, who was devoted to her family.
   Eleanor’s family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you for the wonderful nurses at benchmark of Woburn and Continuum Care Hospice of MA & NH, who were, and continue to be such selfless individuals.
   In addition to her husband James, Eleanor was preceded in death by her son, the late Michael J. Richards.
   She is survived by one son, James E. “Jimmy” Richards of Somerville, and two grandchildren, Heidi Richards and Michael Richards, both of Woburn.  She is also survived by one great grandson, Aiden Teves of Woburn.
   Eleanor will be interred with her late husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, services will be private.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Mary (Diamandas) Chioutsis, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away on Thursday morning, April 9.  She was 90 years of age.
   Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas, and the late Vivian (Ambazis) Diamandas; and she was the wife of the late Michael K. Chioutsis.
   Mary worked as an administrative assistant at the former Choate Hospital in Woburn, and later at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.  She retired in 1993.
   Mary is survived by two sons, Takis Chioutsis of Woburn, and John Chioutsis and his wife Katie of Butte, Montana; and one daughter, Vivian Thomas and her husband John of Woburn.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Theodore, Nicholas, and Melissa Thomas.  Mary was preceded in death by her two beloved dogs, “Sneakers” and “Artoo.”
   Private services were held last week.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114; or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; or to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Helene T. (Leahy) Donahue of Woburn, MA, a longtime former resident of Arlington, MA. Passed away on Sunday morning, April 12.  She was 89 years of age.
   Born and raised in New Jersey, Helene was the daughter of the late Edward B., and the late Margaret E. (VanDoren) Leahy; and she was the adoring wife of the late Jack F. Donahue of Arlington.
   Helene was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Before raising her family, she was an Art Buyer for Jordan Marsh in Boston.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and Aunt.
   Helene is survived by her 2 sons, John Donahue of Plymouth, MA, and Kevin Donahue of Westford, MA.  She is also survived by her five Grandchildren, Carmine Caruso of Somerville, Meaghan Donahue, Jack Donahue, and Grace Donahue of North Attleboro, MA, and William Donahue of Westford, MA.  Helene is further survived by a niece Christine Donahue Parker of Plympton, MA; and a nephew, Brian Donahue of Milton, MA.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, public celebration of Helen’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Helene’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 (www.cancer.org).  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Charles Edward Hart, of Florida, formerly of Malden and Woburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 31.  He was 82 years of age.
   Born in Woburn on October 12th 1937, Charles was the son of the late Charles and Edna Hart.  He was educated in the Woburn public schools and graduated from Woburn High School in 1955, and from Northeastern University in 1960.
   Charles served in the United States Army from 1961-1963.  He worked in the banking industry for several years.  Charles retired in 2004 after 24 years with the savings bank Life Insurance Company.  He was a member of the Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge in Woburn for over 50 years.
   Charles is survived by his two sons, Brian Hart and his wife Ericka, and Craig Hart, all of Bradenton Florida.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Spencer and Courtney Hart, and Samantha Hart all of Bradenton Florida; and he is further survived by his sister, Ada Seppala; and several cousins.
   Due to the coronavirus pandemic, services for Charles will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


    Gordon F. Porter, Sr., of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, April 5.  He was 78 years of age.
   Born in Cambridge, MA and raised in Calais, ME, he resided in Chelmsford, MA and Woburn, MA. He was the son of the late Willard, and the late Marie (Maguire) Porter.
   Prior to his retirement in 2005, Gordon worked for the Standard Box Company and also for Duzo Box as a pressman.  He was a longtime member of the Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge in Woburn.
   Gordon was an avid race car fan and also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.  Gordon is remembered as a quiet and reserved man, with a heart of gold, who loved his family very much.
   Gordon was the husband of the late Dianne (Neville) Porter who died in 1981. He is survived by one son, Gordon Porter, Jr. and his wife Olga of Lowell; and two daughters, Lera Ann Porter of Billerica, and Kendra Merrill and her husband Robert of Hudson, MA. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Keara, Danny, Timmy, Austin, Kailey, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Michael; and two great granddaughters.  Gordon is further survived by his two sisters, Linda Fulton and Nancy Chisholm of Winchester several nieces and nephews and his devoted and loving friend, Geri Woodworth.  Gordon is also the brother of the late Dona Burgess and Cindy Barbagallo.
   Due to the coronavirus pandemic, services will be private. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at a later time. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Sonja J. (Lovgren) Ostlund, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, April 4th.  She was a lifelong resident of Woburn and the wife of the late Harry Bror Ostlund of Sweden, who died in June of 1986.
   Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Lovgren, and the late Elin (Olson) Lovgren Nord, both of whom were born in Sweden.
   Sonja graduated with Honors from Woburn High School's Class of 1951.  She was Class Treasurer as well as the "Valedictorian".  She continued to uphold her position as Treasurer and worked passionately in assisting with every Class Reunion.
   During High School Sonja worked part-time at Buel Machine Company in Woburn and upon her graduation gained full-time employment as Bookkeeper for the next twenty-five years until the company relocated.
   She then went to work for Custom Machine in Woburn as the "Metal Buyer" and remained there until her retirement at age 65.  Sonja only had two jobs here entire full-time working career which displayed her dedication and diligent work ethic.
   Everyone loved Sonja as she was a beautiful person inside and out.  Those who were fortunate to have known her were blessed with her kindness, compassion, sincerety and selflessness.  She had a sweet demeanor and was always concerned of others well being.  Sonja loved to bake and would always make sure her guests were attended to.
   In here early years, Sonja was very active in The Vikings Lodge and the (SFofA) Scandanavian Fraternity of America with her late husband, Harry, whom at one time was the Supreme President.  They traveled extensively throughout the U.S. for conventions accompanied by their children, Kenny and Kris.
   Sonja was very active in the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn and served as Treasurer of the Lady's Group for many years.  Sonja loved to attend the Sunday services and would help out when she could.
   She loved all her grandchildren and was a big part of their lives.  Celebrating birthdays was always an enjoyable event.  Sonja loved being on a bowling league with her friends, playing cards with her cousins and traveling particularly to Florida and visiting relatives in Sweden.  Her Swedish heritage was very important to her.
   To say that Sonja will be missed is an understatement.  She enriched everyone's lives that knew her and if we can all take a part of her character we will all be better people for it.
   Sonja is survived by one son, Kenneth Ostlund and his wife Janet (Hartigan) of Burlington, and one daughter, Kristina "Kris" Castine of Woburn.
She is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Allison (Castine) Gulino and her husband, Christopher Gulino of Woburn, and five grandsons, Michael Ostlund of Allentown NH, Kevin Ostlund of Raleigh NC, Eric Ostlund and his wife, Kerriann (MacDonald) of Billerica, Derek Ostlund of Burlington and Ryan Ostlund of Burlington, one neice, Joann (Lovgren) Petrovich, of East Bethany, NY, and her lifelong friend, Roy Johnson of Billerica.
   Sonja was preceded in death by her one brother, Oscar "Uncle-Swede" Lovgren and his wife, the late Mildred "Auntie-Millie" (Schultz) of Woburn.
   Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sonja's memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation BCRFCure.org. arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Ellen V. (Johnson) Chaddock, 96, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 4.  She was the wife of 55 years of the late William T. Chaddock.
   Born at home and raised in Woburn, Ellen was one of six children of the late William, and the late Ellen (Larson) Johnson.  She was a graduate of Woburn High School, and had lived in Woburn all her life.
   Ellen was an avid bingo player, and she loved taking trips to the casinos in Connecticut with her daughter Beverly.  She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holidays, and loved to be with her family.  Ellen will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
   Ellen is survived by one son, Steven Chaddock and his wife Rachel of Dunstable; and two daughters, Beverly Chaddock, and Donna Chaddock and her longtime boyfriend Matthew Perry.  She is also survived by three granddaughters, Fallon Adams of Woburn, and Stephanie and Ashley Chaddock of Dunstable; and several generations of nieces and nephews that were very dear to her.  In addition to her husband William, Ellen was preceded in death by her five brothers, the late Walter, Kenneth, Carl, Einar, and Herman Johnson.
   Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn. 


   Charles S. “Charlie” Viola, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, March 31. He was the husband of Joan M. (McCaigue) Viola for 54 years, and father to Charles “Chuck” Viola.
   Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Cosmo, and the late Virginia (Sodi) Viola. Charlie and his wife Joan came to Woburn in 1976.  Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Micro Image III Inc. in Everett, providing microfilm services to the biotech industry and universities.
   Charlie enjoyed gardening and being in the sun.  He especially loved traveling and cruising, and had recently been on cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean. He was also a local sports fan, and an amateur weather watcher. Charlie loved his dog Princess dearly; she was his second child and best friend.
   In addition to his wife Joan, Charlie is survived by one son, Charles “Chuck” Viola of Woburn.  He is also survived by his siblings, Benedict “Benny” Viola and his wife Mary of Arlington, Florence Owens and her husband Robert of Roslindale, Mary Fancieullo and her husband Frank of Everett, and his twin sister Alice Leman and her husband Robert of Malden. Charlie is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and his faithful dog Princess.
   Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie’s memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 (www.mspca.org)  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Winifred “Betty” Elizabeth Sooley- It is with great sadness that the family of Winifred Elizabeth Sooley, of Woburn, announce her passing on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in her 78th year.
   Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John, and the late Grace (Richards) Sooley.  Winifred lived in Cambridge most of her life, and worked at the Mount Auburn Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse for 45 years.  She retired in 2005.
   “Betty,” as she was known to her family and friends, moved to Woburn to be near her family.  She loved to travel in her spare time, and had been all over the world.  She was a fantastic quilt make, along with many other sewing activities.
   One of Betty’s most favorite places to visit every fall was Port Aux Basques, and Corner Brook Newfoundland, Canada with her mother Grace.  Relatives would sit around the table and eat their traditional meals, laugh, and play music and games.  But most of all, it was about family.
   Winifred leaves behind her brother, Robert G. Sooley, and his wife Diane.  She also leaves her nephew, Derek J. Sooley; her niece, Laura E Murphy and her husband John; and her two grandnieces, Juliann and Riley Murphy.
   A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   George Wallace of Woburn, died peacefully with his wife by his side, after complications associated with dementia, March 26, 2020, at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of Margaret (Rita) McIntosh. Devoted father of Douglas and his wife Rhonda and Madeline (Mandy) Clemente and her husband Adam, all of Woburn.  Devoted grandfather of Amber, Douglas and Brittany Wallace.
   Born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 20, 1929 the thirteenth child of eighteen children to Charles and Jessie Ann (Hale) Wallace.  He was always very proud to tell everyone that he was one of eighteen children.
   George was a Scientific Instrument Maker by trade and served in the Royal Air Force in Great Britain.  While serving, in his platoon, he received the best score in marksmanship.  In today’s world he would be considered a sharp shooter.  He was a talented ballroom dancer and while attending one of these dances, he met the love of his life, Rita.  They married on March 26, 1955 and journeyed together for the next 65 years.
   In 1955, after only being married for a short time and sponsored by his brother Alex and his wife Jean, George and Rita left their families behind in Scotland and travelled to America, “the land of opportunity.”  At that time their only means of transportation was by ship.  It took George and Rita two weeks to travel from Scotland to Boston, settling in Medford. In 1970, George and Rita moved into a brand new house on the west side of Woburn.
   Being a talented machinist, George had no problem securing a job at Tufts University where he remained for 33 years, retiring in 1994.
   Up until recently, George and Rita attended many ballroom dances with their friends from the Irish American Club of Arlington.  George and Rita graced the dance floor with beauty and charm, moving effortlessly as one.  They complimented each other both on and off the dance floor.
   George was an avid soccer fan, backing his home team, the Rangers, his entire life.  He attended almost all of his grandchildren’s soccer, baseball, softball games and track meets.  Once, when his grandson’s team won the State Championship, he also received a trophy for being the #1 Fan.  George was also a certified FIFA referee.
   He was a jack of all trades and could fix almost anything.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed working in his yard.  His yard was meticulous, he used to say, “the grass is always greener in Mr. Wallace’s yard!” and it was absolutely true.
   He was a patient, kind, quiet, polite and gentle man.  He loved his family and was a wonderful role model for his children and grandchildren.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He will be sorely missed by all that loved and knew him.
   Besides his wife, children and grandchildren, he leaves behind his two special nieces Sandra Gibson and Elizabeth Wallace, his sister-in-law Harriett Brown and three sisters, all of Scotland, their families and many, many nieces, nephews and friends.
   Due to the coronavirus, arrangements are private.  Remembrances may be made in honor of George to the Shriners Hospital for children at Shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.  Arrangements are under the direction of Arthur P. Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn, Massachusetts.


   Leo Grondin, 78, of Medford, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of the late Judith A. (Smith) Grondin who passed away in March of this year.
   Leo was born and raised in Berlin, New Hampshire on March 29, 1941.  Leo and his late wife were longtime residents of Woburn before moving to Medford in 2013.  Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Machinist for A.W. Chesterton Company in Groveland.  Leo was a quiet and reserved man, who loved spending time with his grandchildren.
   Leo is survived by a daughter, Kristine Brawley and her husband Charles of Fitchburg; three grandchildren, Robert Grondin and his wife Karla of Merrimac, Mass., Nathan Brawley of Medford, Kaleigh Brawley of Fitchburg; and two great grandchildren, Leo James and Ronni Jae of Merrimac, Mass.  Leo is also survived by his brother and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Pereira of Woburn, George Smith and his wife Diana of New Hampshire, Sybil Smith of Billerica, and Terri Smith of Woburn.
   Leo's memorial service has been postponed, and will be held a later date to be announced.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Eleanor “Pete” Frances Peterson passed away Bear Mountain Nursing Home in Sudbury on Monday morning, March 2.  She was 91 years of age.
   Born in Woburn on December 3, 1928 to Alma (Pearson) and Franz Hjalmar Peterson.  She attended Wyman Elementary School, and in 1946 she graduated from Woburn High School.  After graduating she worked in Boston in the field of life insurance.
   Eleanor loved her piano and always enjoyed playing Swedish melodies.  She frequently went to Swedish dances.  Swedish fairs and bazaars were always on her calendar.  Her Swedish heritage was of great importance.
   Eleanor was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club for years, and she took a lot of hiking trips.  She liked to bowl and was on a team.  She was a life member of the George A. Campbell American Legion Auxiliary.
   Church life was always important to Eleanor. She was a life time member for 91 years of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woburn.  She loved cats and provided homes to several over the years.
   After retirement, Eleanor moved from her home on Beach Street in Woburn to an apartment on Bedford Street.  From there she moved to the Gables in Winchester.  When she needed nursing care she moved to Bear Mountain Nursing Home (formerly Wingate) in Sudbury, where she received loving care until her death.  Eleanor will be remembered for her sense of humor and warm smile. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
   Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles and several cousins.  Her first cousin, Linda Pearson Moretz survives her, in addition to her cousins in the United States and Sweden.
   Services have been postponed, and will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Norman S. “Bud” Martin of Woburn passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 16, 2020 at the age of 94.
   Bud was born on August 11, 1925 in Cambridge to David and Ethel (Stevens) Martin. He was the second oldest of six children. In October of 1943 at 18 years old, Bud enlisted in the United States Army and was called to serve on the front in Europe in the late summer of 1944, mere weeks after turning 19. Bud bravely fought with the 26th Yankee Division as a Private First Class at the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton.
   After the war, Bud attended the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. It was there he met his wife, Nancy Wilcox. They were married on September 13, 1952 and spent 67 years together. Bud and Nancy had three children, Paul, William, and Elizabeth.
   Bud worked at Mystic Transformer in Winchester, MA. He then worked as an electrical inspector and supervisor at GenRad in Concord, MA. He retired in 1990 at 65 years old.
   At 75 years old, Bud survived a stroke. This didn’t stop him from enjoying his annual trip to Four Winds in Long Boat Key, FL, and spending time with the many friends he had there.
   Bud was also an avid Boston sports fan. His favorite team was the Red Sox and he never missed watching a game. When the Red Sox season was over, Bud would watch any sport he could, especially the UConn Women’s Basketball team. No game was too small for Bud and he was the number 1 fan at his grandchildren’s games.
   Each summer, Bud enjoyed vacationing with his family at their cottage in Alton Bay, NH. The family would take their motorboat to the beaches that lined the pond their house overlooked and out to Blueberry Island in the middle of the pond, where he would pick fresh blueberries with his family for pancakes. His grandchildren fondly remember Bud pushing them in the hammock and singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” His patience and love for his grandchildren was unmatched.
   Bud also loved playing tennis with his wife as often as he could. They could often be found on the court together, playing doubles matches with a large group of friends.
   Bud is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Martin of Woburn; his children, Paul and Brenda of Woburn, William and Marie of Billerica, and Elizabeth of Woburn; his grandchildren, David, Justin and his wife Colleen, Eric, Jillian, Laurel and Jared; his three great-grandchildren, Nora, Noah and Lena; his brother Alan and his wife Patricia; and many nieces and nephews.
   A private funeral and burial will be held for family. A memorial service open to Bud’s many loved ones will be held at a later date.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bud’s memory to the United Methodist Church of Woburn, 523 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


   Winifred S. (Oxford) Whittemore, 94, passed away at the Baker Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill on Monday, March 9.  She was the wife of the late Kenneth R. Whittemore, Sr. who died in 2012.
   Born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Woburn, she was one of four children of the late Arthur J., and the late Elsie May (Dawe) Oxford.  Winifred was a graduate of Woburn High School.  She went on to hairdressing school, working as a hairdresser locally for a time.  In later years, she worked for Sylvania, and then for Analogic where she retired as an assembly supervisor in 1990.
   Winifred had been a longtime resident of Wakefield, prior to moving to the Bradford Section of Haverhill in 2007.  She had been residing at the Baker Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill for the past two and a half years, where she was affectionately known by the staff and residents as “Winnie the Pooh” and “Pooh Bear.”
   Winifred and her late husband Kenneth enjoyed traveling many times to her native Toronto and to Newfoundland to visit with family.  They also loved spending time at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire, and in Ogunquit, Maine.  Winifred enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crochet.  But above all, she loved spending time with her family.
   Winifred is survived by one son, Kenneth Whittemore, Jr. of Bradford; one daughter, Carolyn M. Boynton and her husband Jim of Georgetown; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  She is also survived by one brother, Lewis Oxford and his wife Marjorie of Natick, and ten nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Winifred was preceded in death by two brothers and their wives, the late Fred and the late Alberta Oxford, and the late Cyril and the late Phyllis Oxford.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Monday morning, March 16 from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:30 am.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.
   Winifred’s family would like to acknowledge the loving and supportive care she received at Baker Katz Nursing Home, and from the staff of Continuum Care Hospice.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Winifred’s memory may be made to the Baker Katz Activity Department, c/o M.J. Praiano, 194 Boardman St., Haverhill, MA 01830


   Deborah J. Cutler, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday morning, March 7.  She was 66 years of age.
   Born in Melrose and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Charles F., and the late Zetta A. (Day) Cutler.  Debbie was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1971.
   Debbie went on to continue her studies, graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and the Middlesex Community College School of Nursing.  She worked her entire career as a Registered Nurse at the Fernald School in Waltham.
   Debbie was an avid reader, and she always had a book in her hands.  She also loved to travel throughout the United States and abroad.  She is remembered by her family and friends as a loving, caring, and giving person.
   Debbie was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Cutler of Woburn, and many cousins.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday, March 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm, followed by a celebration of Debbie’s life at 7:00 pm.  Contributions in Debbie’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1200 Hosford St., Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316 (www.lung.org)


   Anna Gubnitsky, 83-Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Tuesday, March 3 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton at 2:00 pm.  Interment will be at the Newton Cemetery.


   Charles Everett "Bud" Myers, of Woburn, passed away on February 28, 2020 at the age of 90, after a brief illness.
   His wife, June Violet (Borglin) Myers passed away in February, 2014 at the age of 84.  They were married for 59 years.
   Bud was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He served during the Korean war as a Naval Air Photographer.  After his discharge from the Navy, he worked for Haloid Corporation in New York.  When Haloid was bought by a little company nobody ever heard of called Xerox, he was laid off and he returned to Massachusetts.
   During the 1960's Bud pursued a career in optics at the Itek Corporation, building training devices for the Apollo astronauts.  During this time, he attended MIT.  He later was employed at Chomerics as a testing engineer, retiring in 1996.
   Bud was a 50-year member of the Massachusetts Masons.  He remained very active in the fraternity, rising to the rank of District Deputy Grand Master.  Bud as also a member of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and he was a proud descendant of Clan McBean.
   During the 70's and 80's Bud sang with the Mishawum Choral Society.  He also sang with the Sounds of Concord, a Barbershop Harmony chorus, singing several times in national competitions.
   Bud enjoyed traveling with June, making trips to California, Florida, Alaska, Canada, England, Scotland, and Denmark.  After totaling their camper in Nova Scotia, they discontinued globetrotting, but still attended the Highland games in Maine with their friends George and Barbara Wiseman.  Bud was a faithful member of the North Congregational Church in Woburn, and has many lifelong friends there.
   Bud is survived by his daughter Jacalyn Browne and her husband James; his son Gary Myers and his wife Jan; his grandson Gregory Browne and his partner Erin, and their daughter Eva; and his grandson Andrew Browne.  He is also survived by his sister Roberta Watson.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, March 6 from 4-8 pm.  A memorial service will be held at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 am.
   Contributions in Bud's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114; or the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801


   Michael John Gordon-Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Thursday evening, March 5 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at Saints Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Rd., Chelmsford on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 am.  Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the SMD-HELP Foundation, Inc., 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 1150, Woburn, MA 01801


   Attorney Dorothy D. Driscoll, of Burlington, passed away on Monday afternoon, February 24 from complications of pneumonia.  She was 80 years of age.
   Dorothy was the loving daughter of the late Helen, and the late Albert DeMita of Woburn, formerly of Somerville.  She graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1957.  In 1961, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Jackson College, now part of Tufts University in Medford.
   Dorothy taught English at Southern Junior High in Somerville, and the North Reading Junior High School.  She continued her education at Salem State College, obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education in 1967.
   In 1971, she enrolled in the Suffolk University Law School.  She graduated in 1974, and practiced Family law in Woburn for many years.  Dorothy was an avid learner, and liked nothing better than to curl up with a book; be it anything from travel to history to cooking.  Her love and generosity for her family knew no bounds.  She will be missed terribly.
   Dorothy leaves behind her dear sister and brother-in-law Jean and Walter Dewar of Woburn; and her brother and sister-in-law Donald DeMita and his wife Carolyn of Winchester.  Dorothy is also survived by her beloved niece and nephews, Lindsey Dewar of Arlington, Dr. Eric Dewar and his wife Dr. Greta Rosen of Burlington; and Nicholas DeMita of New Hampshire.
   Funeral arrangements are private.  Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Judith (Baratta) Green, 79, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, February 22.  She was the wife of Richard M. “Dick” Green.
   Raised in Arlington and Belmont, she was the daughter of the late Walter V., and the late Ethel (Bohmuller) Baratta.  Judy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was especially devoted to her four grandchildren.
   In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by two sons, Rick Green and his longtime companion Mary Donahue of North Andover, and Phillip Green of Woburn; one daughter, Walda McGuinn and her husband Gary of Bedford.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kyle, and Hudson Green, and Mianna McGuinn.  Judy was the sister of Noel Baratta and his wife Sharon, the late Robert Baratta and his wife Margaret, and the late Walter Baratta, Jr. and his wife Inez Baratta.
   Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701; or the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Rosalie J. (McInnis) Greene, 99, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 18.  She was the wife of the late Charles F. “Chuck” Greene who died in 1987.
   Born and raised in Somerville, Rosalie was one of 11 children of the late Allan, and the late Julia McInnis.  Rosalie worked as a hostess for many years at her family’s diner, the former Greene’s Diner and Catering on Main Street in Woburn’s South End.
   After retiring, Rosalie and Chuck moved to Stuart, Florida where she remained until coming back to Massachusetts in 2019.
   Rosalie is survived by one daughter and three sons, Chuck Greene, Jr. and his wife Linda of Lady Lake, Florida, Paul Greene and his wife Lynne of Woburn, Terri Venezia and her husband Bob of Billerica, and Rick Greene and his wife Denise of Woburn.  She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 am.  Interment will take place in Florida at a later date.  As Rosalie’s late husband Chuck is being inducted into the Woburn Community Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2020, the family would appreciate contributions in Rosalie’s memory to the WCEF, P.O. Box 581, Woburn, MA 01801. (woburnedfoundation.org) Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Bessie Faye Canterbury, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away on Saturday evening, February 15 after a long illness.  She was 82 years of age.
   Born and raised in West Virginia, she was daughter of the late Onie Kester, and the late Sarah Belle Canterbury.  Bessie grew up in the town of Princeton, West Virginia, coming to Massachusetts at the age of 16.
   Bessie held many jobs throughout her life, early in her career primarily in retail. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Avnet, Inc. in Danvers.  In her free time, Bessie enjoyed country music, crocheting and sewing.
   She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Lyon and her husband Christopher of Raymond, NH, Darlene Butt of Newburyport, Joyce King and her husband Robert of Chelmsford, and Lyn Butt and her long time partner Paul Gillespie of Dracut; and she was preceded in death by one daughter, the late Sherie Butt.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Laura Eichler and her husband Ben, Jennifer Nelson and her husband Tom, Sherry King, Lisa Lorraine and her husband Pierre, Sarah Naticchioni and her long time partner James Willhide, Heather O’Neil and her husband Jonathan, Joe Torrice and his long time partner Liz Torres, Andrew Stevens and his wife Damita, Paul Gillespie and his long time partner Courtnee Benner, Daniel Gillespie, Jamie McMinn and her husband Steve, Harry Leach and his wife Marissa, and Eric Leach and his fiance Alisa.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, the late Matthew Stevens. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren.
   Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bessie’s memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn MA


   James A. “Waxie” Schneider, 72, of Londonderry, NH, formerly of North Reading and Woburn, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, February 9.  He was the husband of the late Helen (Sindoni) Schneider, who died in 2010.
   Raised in Woburn, “Waxie” as he was known to his family and friends, was the son of the late William G. Schneider, and the late Jean E. (Gray) Schneider.  He was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1966.
   Waxie had a lifelong passion for cars.  He owned and operated an auto repair shop on Salem Street in Woburn for many years, until 1996.
   In 1986, Waxie participated in “The Great American Race” from California to the Statue of Liberty in his 1927 Model-T Roadster, “The Boston ‘T’ Party” which he built.  In 1987, he participated in the cross-country race again  racing from California to Disney World in Florida.
   In his younger years, Waxie also raced cars at the New England Dragway in Epping; and the New Hampshire Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.  Waxie not only loved antique cars, but he also enjoyed spending time searching antique shops and antiquing with his late wife Helen.  He frequently attended car shows and outdoor flea markets with his brother Charlie buying and selling auto parts.  He enjoyed having gatherings for family and friends at his home in North Reading.
   Waxie is survived by his daughter, Jane E. Schneider of Londonderry, NH; and his step-daughter, Cheryl-Ann Moody of Andover, and his stepson, Dennis G. Moody of Arundel, Maine; and he was preceded in death by his stepson, the late Jason D. Moody of Andover.  He is also survived by his siblings, Robert W. Schneider and his wife Diane of Reading, Barbara J. Wiseman and her husband Edward of Andover, Janet M. Rabbitt and her husband William of Woburn, Richard  B. Schneider of Wilmington, Susan E. Sullivan of Woburn; and he was preceded in death by one brother, the late Charles F. Schneider.  Waxie is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, February 18 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00 am, followed by burial at the Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester.
   Contributions in Waxie’s memory may be made to the MSPCA Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA  01844;  or the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn, MA 01801.


   Francis R. “Frank” Catino, 78, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday morning, January 13.  He was the loving husband of Jean (Avery) Catino.
   Born and raised in Woburn, “Frank” as he was known to friends and family, was the son of the late Anthony, and the late Maria Catino.  Frank was retired from U.S Postal Service.
   In addition to his wife Jean, Frank is survived by one daughter, Susan Silva and her husband Richard of Brookfield; one son, Scott Catino and his wife Liana of Woburn; and five grandchildren, Andrew and Jennifer Silva, and Jackson, Cameron, and Sebastian Catino.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
   Services were private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Billy W. Slatton, 54, of Deering, NH, formerly of Woburn, MA, died suddenly on January 11, 2020, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic motor vehicle accident in Manchester, NH.
   Billy was born in Arlington, MA. His family moved to Tennessee for a few years, returning to Massachusetts when he was 6. Billy spent most of his youth and young adult life in Woburn, MA. He had many friends in the Woburn area with whom he has remained in contact since childhood.
   Billy was a devoted father and family man.  His greatest joy in life was time spent with his two children.  His utmost concern was their happiness and welfare, providing gentle guidance and support without judgment.  He was deeply proud of his daughter and son no matter their path at any given time.
   He was a gifted, self taught musician and could be found behind his drum-set most evenings, and had recently joined a band. Billy stayed abreast of current events and continued to learn all he could about history and the world.  He was a devout Christian and held vast knowledge of the Bible and Biblical history.  He would often engage in lengthy insightful discussions and debates on a variety of topics.
   Billy was a free spirit and longed for time spent traveling across the United States visiting family or historical sites and experiencing the wonder of God's gifts of nature.  He held an unfulfilled dream of visiting all the National Parks in an RV. He loved the open road.
   He was a dreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit and often discussed his ideas for inventions and new business ventures.  He loved the art of the deal.  Billy was a hard worker and prior to his disability, he took great pride in his career as a professional painter and home improvement contractor.
   Above all, Billy maintained a reputation of a kind and generous soul who had a heart of gold.  He could be counted on to root for the underdog and to stand up for those who could not stand up for themselves.  He was quick to open his home to those needing shelter.  He fed and clothed those less fortunate even at times when his resources were limited.
   Billy is survived by his wife, Kim (Gourley) Slatton, his daughter Erica Lingley-Slatton of Manchester, NH, and her wife Hannah; his son Johnny Slatton of Manchester, NH and his children’s mother, Christina Dickens of Warner, NH; step-daughter Angel Slobuszewski and her wife Robin of Deering, NH; stepdaughter Tonya Slobuszewski of Joanna,SC, his step grandsons Antonio and Ashton.  He is survived by his father John Nigro of Sandwich, MA; his siblings and their spouses: Brenda and Bill Kolb of Sandwich, MA; Bonnie and David Olson of Canaan, VT; David and Deanna Slatton of Billerica, MA; Sandra Zaniewski of Mashpee, MA; Darlene and Eric Hopkins of Burlington, MA; sister-in-law Teresa Slatton of Punta Gorda, FL; his nieces and nephews: Billy Kolb, Brian Kolb, Alex Olson, Michael Slatton, Cameron Slatton, Samantha Slatton, Rachel Zaniewski, Kaitlyn Zaniewski, Emily Hopkins, Evan Hopkins and Angela Galeone.
   Billy was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice “Betsy” Nigro, his birth father Johnny Slatton and his brother John Slatton.
   Visiting Hours will be at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn, MA on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00PM-8:00PM.  A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 Noon.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn, MA.
   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to his GoFundMe account at www.gofundme.com


   Dorothy L. (Nelson) Barrucci, 99, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, January 16.  She was the wife of the late Ermino J. Barrucci who died in 2007.
   Born and raised in Burlington, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Tura, and the late Esther Nelson.  Before leaving work to concentrate on raising her family, Dorothy worked as a Bank Teller in Boston.  Dorothy loved touring the United States and Mexico with her husband and young family in their travel trailer.
   Dorothy is survived by two sons, Richard Barrucci of Woburn, Peter Barrucci and his wife Mary Ann of Seminole, FL; and five grandchildren, Lisa Cummings, Richard Barrucci, Jr., Joseph Barrucci, Jessica Ellis, and Regan Barrucci.  She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, and she was the sister of Lorraine Gustafson of Ft. Myers, FL, Jean Foley of Burlington, and the late Arnold Nelson.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Monday, January 20 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 am, followed by burial at the Calvary Cemetery in Winchester.


   Pauline M. “Polly” Stuart, of Woburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7.  She was 96 years of age.
   Born Mary Pauline Garden in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada; she was the fourth of nine children of the late Earl William Garden, and the late Elizabeth Delores (Saul) Garden.
   Pauline and her family came to Woburn from Canada when she was two years old, later becoming naturalized U.S. Citizens in 1940.  She was proud of her Scottish, English, Irish, and Canadian descent.
   “Polly,” as she was known to her family and friends, graduated from Woburn High School, Class of 1942.  She lived in Woburn for most of her life.  A skilled seamstress and sewing instructor, “Polly’s Sewing Studio” in Woburn and Andover was her pride and joy!  She also loved to decorate…anything!
   Polly was always active and involved with helping people.  In the 1960s, she volunteered with the American Red Cross to help families who had lost their homes to fires.  In 2003, Polly traveled to Washington D.C. with the Medicare Coalition to advocate for prescription drug coverage being added to Medicare, which through the efforts people like her, was accomplished in 2006.
   Polly also taught English to Non-English speaking immigrant families, and she was an volunteer Ambassador for Tufts Medicare Preferred for 15 years where she helped people through the process of signing up for Medicare.
   Her most grateful life moment was being able to move back to Woburn from California in 1959, with her two children, and purchase her home where she lived until her passing.  Polly was an independent, loving, and caring woman who lived life to the fullest.  She always said that she wanted to live in the year 2020, and this she did!
   Pauline is survived by her daughter, Kim M. Bolton of Melrose; and her grandsons, Tristan Bolton of Danville, CA, and Nathaniel Bolton of Watertown, both formerly of Gloucester; her step-daughter, Martha “Marti” (Stuart) Szatkowski of Bourne; and she was preceded in death by her son, the late Ronald Lee Bolton.  She is also survived by one sister, Judith Fiorilla of Arizona, and Edmund “Ed” Garden of Canton.  In addition to her parents and her son, Pauline is also preceded in death by three brothers, the late Douglas W. Garden, the late John Garden, and the late Donald Garden; and three sisters, the late Elizabeth “Bette” Garden, the late Eleanor S. Golden, and the late Delores Diane Barry.
   It was Polly’s wish that her ashes be interred at her mother’s grave after the spring thaw, when the flowers bloom at a date to be announced.  Contributions in Polly’s memory may be made to the Perkins school for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472 (www.perkins.org).  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Lisa DeMone, of Lowell, formerly of Lunenburg and Burlington, passed away at the Lowell General Hospital after a lengthy illness on Monday, December 30.  She was 55 years of age.
   Born in Winchester and raised in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late Norman W., and the late Greta (Anderson) DeMone.  Lisa was a graduate of Burlington High School.  She had worked for a time at MDC Corporation in Westford, prior to her retirement due to health reasons.
   Lisa is survived by two brothers, Douglas DeMone of Burlington, and Bryan DeMone and his wife Karen of Burlington; two sisters, Linda Thellen and her husband Richard of Lexington, NC, and Jodi Smith of Nashua, NH; and she was the longtime companion of Dennis Boudreau of Lowell.  She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews, Jenna Massa, Derrick DeMone, Wesley Ripa, Rachael Smith, and Kristin, Scott, and Stacy Thellen; and three great nephews, Joseph Reyes, Cameryn Thellen, and Alister Pepin.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 am.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lisa’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241


   Daniel J. Fowle, of Malden, formerly of Woburn, passed away at his home after a lengthy illness on Monday, December 23.  He was 66 years of age.
   Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Alfred C. “Bud” Fowle, and the late Barbara F. (Davis) Fowle.  “Dan” as he was known to his friends and family, was a graduate of St. Charles School, and Woburn High School, Class of 1972; and he attended Bunker Hill Community College.
   Soon after graduation, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS Sierra, earning his Honorable Discharge in 1977.  Dan continued to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1979.
   Dan was a member of the Boy Scouts, Explorers, and ROTC and enjoyed photography, cars, boating and tinkering with electronics.
   Dan was compassionate and very loving to his family and friends, always keeping in touch, regardless of his failing health.  Despite his declining health in later years, Dan continued to help people and serve as a strong advocate for those in need.
   Dan is survived by his five brothers and sisters, Thomas Fowle of Londonderry, NH, Maryanne Gorman and her husband William of Tewksbury, John Fowle and his wife Gail of Tewksbury, Greg Fowle of Woburn, and Nancy (Fowle) Kinney of Woburn.  He is also survived by his dear friend Chantal Alexandre of Lynn; many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday, January 5 from 2:00-5:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 5:00 pm.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to Heroes on the Water-Boston, MA Chapter, 101-C North Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002 (www.heroesonthewater.org)


   Juliana Eloise (Belangia) Everberg, of Woburn, passed away at the Woodbriar Nursing Facility in Wilmington on Monday, December 23.  She was 75 years of age.
   Born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 3, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joyce & Julian Belangia; and she was the loving wife of Paul D Everberg.
   Juliana completed her public education in South Norfolk (now Chesapeake) Virginia, and then went on to become a telephone operator.  Juliana married Paul Everberg in Virginia and then moved to Woburn, MA to raise a family.
   Juliana gave birth to three children:  James, Christina & David.  Juliana was a volunteer worker at the White Elementary School on Bow Street when her children were students there.  During this time, Juliana was active as a leader with the Girl Scouts.
   As Juliana’s children moved up from Elementary School to Junior High School, she re-entered the work force as a Telephone Operator/Receptionist and was employed by three companies over her working years – 1st for Metcalf & Eddy in Wakefield, 2nd for Prime Computer in Bedford and 3rd for Standard Electric in Wilmington.
   After moving from Virginia to Woburn, Juliana lived in the same house in the Beach Street neighborhood, except for 18 months during 1979 & 1980 where she and family lived in El Paso, Texas.  Juliana loved flowers and always maintained several flower beds around the house. Juliana also kept many potted plants inside the house.
   In addition to her husband Paul, Juliana is survived by two sons and one daughter, James and his wife Susan of Chesapeake, VA, Christina Caamano and her partner Dean Stiglitz of Woburn, and David and his wife Joy of Longmont, CO; and her sister Myra Elmore of Chesapeake, VA.  Juliana is also survived by four grandchildren: Emma, James, Aurora and Eleanor.
   Private services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Juliana’s memory may be made to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Robert Lewis Vieira, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, December 27.  He was 35 years of age.
   Born in Stoneham and raised in Malden, Robert was the son of Domingos M. Vieira of Tewksbury, and the late Michelle Vieira.  Robert was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 2003.  While at Malden High, he was a member of the Football team and wrestling team; and also played baseball.
   Robert enlisted in the Army in 2006, serving in South Korea, two tours in Iraq, and also in Afghanistan.  Robert was an avid Boston sports fan, and an amateur photographer.
   In addition to his father, Robert is also survived by one sister, Kristina Vieira of Malden; two brothers, Jordan and Jacob Vieira, both of Tewksbury; his step-mother Nellie Vieira of Tewksbury; his grandmothers, Maria Vieira of Woburn, and Carol Lewis of Medford; and one niece, Sophia Vieira.  Robert is further survived by his aunts and uncle, Helia Morris, Lee Pariseau, Joseph Vieira, Leslie Callinan, and Suzanne Moreira; several cousins, and his faithful dog “Charlie.”
   The funeral will be from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, January 1 from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be private.  Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675


   George A. McLaughlin, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, December 9, 2019. The beloved husband of the late Ada (Buccelli) he was 89 years old.
   George was born and raised in Woburn. He was one of six children born to the late Bernard and Rose (Freelan)McLaughlin. George was a 1947 graduate of Woburn High School.
   At the young age of 9 George started to work at the Givens Greenhouse which was located across from his family home and St. Anthony’s Church. George would go to school during the day and after school help deliver flowers from the greenhouse into Boston. In the 70’s when the greenhouses started to reduce their production during the energy crisis, George changed careers. He went back to school to obtain his journeyman electrician’s license and worked as an Electrician for J. H. Winn, which eventually became a subsidiary of Textron. George retired with over 25 years of service to the company.
   George would meet his future wife doing what both of them liked to do best – Dancing! They met a Mosley’s on the Charles Ballroom and married at St. Peters in Dorchester on September 9, 1961.     George and Ada would literally build their home together in Woburn. They would work during the day and in the evenings work on the house. They loved their home and created many loving memories with their children and grandchildren.
   George and Ada loved to dance. They enjoyed square dancing at various music clubs throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They were members of the Baldwin Apple Squares Club at the Woburn Senior Center. George taught line dancing every Tuesday at the Senior Center with Ada right at his side helping with the lessons. George and Ada had a wonderful marriage and his heart was broken when Ada passed in August of 2018.
   George raised his two children with the same values that he had; dedication to his family, solid catholic faith and a strong work ethic.  He was a longtime member of St. Anthony’s church and attended daily Mass. George will be remembered as a quiet man but a personable man who had great love for his family, his church and the community that he lived in.
   George was the beloved husband of the late Ada T. (Buccelli). Loving father of George Jr of Woburn and Linda LaFauci & her husband Hugo of Chelmsford. Proud grandfather of Natassia LaFauci, Domenic LaFauci & his wife Michelle and Shavonne LaFauci of the United States Navy.  Great grandfather of Amelia LaFauci. Brother of the late Leo McLaughlin, Lillian Pentland, Jake McLaughlin and Bernard “Butch” McLaughlin. Brother in law of Beverly McLaughlin. He is also survived by many neices and nephews.
   Visiting hours will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main St., Woburn at 9 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Memorials in George’s name may be made the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School St. Woburn, MA 01801.


   Judy (Essigmann) Brown, 69, of Woburn, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Tuesday evening, December 3.  She was the wife of the late Richard F. Brown, Sr. who died in 2016.
   Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of Helen L. (Marion) Essigmann and the late John W. Essigmann, of Woburn.  Judy was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1968.
   Judy was always a very hard worker. She started working at the Woburn Nursing Center during her junior year of high school and made many lifelong friends during her 20+ years there. She truly loved her work as a Nurse’s Aid and eventually began working as a private home health aid. She always treated her clients like family and went above and beyond to make sure they enjoyed their final years.
   Aside from working full-time, Judy was always extremely involved with her children and grandchildren’s school and extracurricular activities. She was a big part of the Linscott-Rumford School’s PTO for many years, volunteering her time for fundraising, field trips, Halloween float decorating, and anything involving crafts. Her most cherished contribution was sewing most of (if not all of) the costumes for different school events. She also took a lot of pride in being a Girl Scout Troop Leader.
   Judy loved being a hockey mom and served as a “Team Mother” for her son’s and daughter’s teams over the years. She helped with a lot of the fundraising and planning, and still found the time to host pasta/poster parties and drive the team/cheerleaders around to toilet paper houses the night before a big game.
   Most recently, Judy worked as a Paraprofessional at the Joyce Middle School, retiring this past Spring after a 13+ year career. She started this career path at the Linscott-Rumford School and spent most of her years at the Goodyear School. She loved working with the children and enjoyed her job immensely.
   She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed many summers camping in New Hampshire. She also enjoyed playing Keno and traveling to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and Twin River Casino with friends. Some of her fondest memories were of bus trips to Atlantic City years ago.
   In addition to her mother, Helen Essigmann, Judy is survived by two sons, Mark Brown and his wife Jennifer of Woburn,  Jonathan Brown and his wife Eryn of Woburn; a daughter, Melinda Brown of Woburn; two step-daughters, Julie (Brown) LaPointe and her husband Richard, and Jill (Brown) Foley and her late husband Robert; all of Woburn. She was preceded in death by one son, the late Richard Brown, Jr., and one step-daughter, the late Debra (Brown) White; and survived by her son-in-law Michael White of East Bridgewater.  Judy is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Mark, Joshua, Jeremy, Jason, Alana, and Jacob Brown; Tyler and Christopher White, Justin and Nicholas Lindahl, Meredith LaPointe, and Jameson Foley.  She is further survived by her siblings, John W. Essigmann, Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Sybil Wilson, Wendy Essigmann, Ann Essigmann, all of Woburn; and Pamela DeSouza of Phoenix, Arizona and her late husband Brian DeSouza.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Monday evening, December 9 at 7:00 pm.  Visiting hours will be prior to the service from 4:00-7:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801.


  Andrew A. Verras, 95, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away after a long illness on Sunday morning, November 17th. He was the beloved husband of Hope (Xenakis) Verras.
   Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Alexios and Constandina (Koufopoulos) Verras. After graduating from Woburn High School, Andy enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served during World War II aboard the destroyer escort USS Smartt. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1946, Andy went to work as a machinist for General Electric in Lynn. As a young veteran, he was an active member of the VFW. In the late 1950’s, Andy became reacquainted with Hope Xenakis, a fellow-Greek that he had known for many years. They married in 1960 raising four children. A lifelong member of the Woburn Greek Orthodox Church, he was actively involved in the Order of Ahepa. He was a member of this philanthropic group for over sixty years, having served as President for many of them. Andy retired from G.E. in 1986, after 40 years of dedicated service.
   After his retirement, Andy enjoyed traveling, watching sports and entertaining his friends with his quick wit and hilarious stories. Known for his mastery of Greek dancing, Andy was always the first one up to lead a dance with a white handkerchief in hand. Later in life he was blessed with ten grandchildren - all of whom gave him a great sense of pride.
   He was the loving father of Alexander Verras and his friend and former wife Lisa Panagopoulos; Constance Geraniotis and her husband Dr. Evangelos “Van” Geraniotis of Orleans, Katrina Hanewich and her husband John Hanewich of Cotuit; and the late Malcolm Verras. He was the loving papou to ten grandchildren, Andrew, Kristina, Paul, and Steven Verras; Paris, Alexa, and Coralea Geraniotis; and Lydia, Isabelle, and Abby Hanewich. He was the dedicated brother of the late Angeline LeFever, Sophie Davidson, and Peter Verras.
   An hour of visitation will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00-11:00 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial with Military Honors will take place at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Family and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn. 


   John P. D’Agostino, Jr.,79, passed away on Wednesday, November 13.  He was the husband of the late Lucille A. (Tombarello) D’Agostino.
   Born and raised in Lawrence, he was the son of the late John, and the late Alexandria “Sandi” (Cicoria) D’Agostino.  John was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Class of 1957.  While at Lawrence High School, he met his future wife Lucille.  They were married for 53 years, until her death in 2013.
   John enlisted in the Air Force in 1957.  While serving in the Air Force, he received training on computer systems, which were in their infancy in the military at the time.  Upon earning his Honorable Discharge in 1961, he was hired by Raytheon Corporation.  He spent his entire career at Raytheon retiring as Information Processing Systems Manager after 35 years.
   John’s greatest joy in life came from his family.  He and Lucille hosted all the family gatherings, from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Valentine’s Day and Halloween.  John was happiest when his family was with him.  He dearly loved his children, Linda, Johnny and Barbra and his “second son”, nephew Ronnie Bellanti along with all of his nieces and nephews.  But his utmost happiness came from his grandchildren.  They were his world.  He felt especially blessed when he became a great-grandfather to Addison Lucille.
   Throughout his life, John was an avid fan of all sports.  From playing to coaching to spectating, he enjoyed it all.  His knowledge of sports related trivia was unsurpassed.  Another of John’s passions was music.   John always had a love for music from singing with the “Tally-Ho’s” as a teen to crooning to the rest of us throughout his life.  This we will all miss.
   John is survived by two daughters and one son, Linda D’Agostino of Salem, NH, John D’Agostino of Newburyport, and Barbra Graham and her husband Chuck of Woburn.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Joshua D’Agostino and his wife Nicki of Arlington, Lauren Graham, Jessica Graham, and Katie Graham all of Woburn; and one great granddaughter, Addison D’Agostino.  John is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Beverly D’Agostino of Seabrook, NH, and JoAnn DeLucia and Carleen Johnson, both of Salem, NH; and several devoted nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, the late Raymond D’Agostino.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, November 19 from 3:00-5:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 5:00 pm.  Burial will be private.  Contributions in John’s memory may be made to Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 (www.jimmyfund.org/gift)


   Robert S. “Bob” Clark, 87, of Woburn, passed away after a short illness on Monday morning, November 11.  He was the husband of Barbara A. (Comeau) Clark.
   Born in Lexington on August 30, 1932 and raised in Winchester, he was the son of the late Ernest, and the late Mary (Stevens) Clark.  “Bob,” as he was known to family and friends, was a graduate of Winchester High School; and he went on to attend George Mason University.
   Bob and his wife Barbara were married on September 14, 1957.  They lived in Reading, MA and Fairfax, Virginia before coming to Woburn in 1978.  Prior to his retirement, Bob worked as a Sales Representative for several companies, including Philco, Sylvania, and Sony.
   Bob loved spending time with his family, he was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed going out to eat.  If you needed help working on your house, a ride somewhere, or anything else; Bob would be there for you.
   In addition to his wife Barbara, Robert is survived by two daughters and a son, Susan Kaempf of Hudson, NH, Kathleen Varney and her husband Scott of Westford, and Paul Clark of Woburn.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Stephen, Allison, David, Dominique, Curtis, Brett, and Erica; and one great granddaughter, Makayla.  In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, the late Ernest Clark.
   Services will be private.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


   Marjorie “Bunny” (Daw) Johnson, 95, died on Saturday Evening, November 2.  She was the wife of the late Melvin “Bud” Johnson.
   Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. Daw, and the late Margaret (Rock) Daw. Bunny was raised in Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School with the Class of 1942.
   She worked at the Atlantic Gelatin plant after high school, and later worked at the Kennedy Middle School in the Food Service Department for many years until her retirement.  In her leisure time, Marjorie loved to travel, play Bingo, and root for the Red Sox and Patriots.
   Marjorie is survived by three children, Richard A. Johnson of Woburn, William P. Johnson of Maine, and Janice E. White of Nevada; twelve grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by one son, the late Robert E. Johnson; one daughter, the late Deborah E. Johnson; and her siblings, the late Harry W. Daw, Jr., the late Thomas C. Daw, the late Richard A. Daw, the late Eleanor Murray, and the late Dorothy L. Connors.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 am, followed by burial at the Calvary Cemetery in Winchester.


   Maryan Lea (Mackay) “Mandy” Breen of Woburn, formerly of Medford, Oct. 28, 2019. Wife of the late Ronald D. Breen, Sr. Mother of Ronald D. Breen, Jr and his wife Nancy; Michael T. Breen and his late wife Donna all of Plaistow, NH; Alison B. Yankowskas and her husband Paul of Londonderry, NH and Maura B. Erwin and her husband Peter of Assonet. Daughter of the late George L. and Mary G. (Ryan) Mackay. Sister of the late George L. Mackay, Jr. Catherine Jane Kierstead and James Mackay. Grandmother of Christina Breen and her fiancé Riley Carmer, Andrew Breen, Erin Yankowskas, Meghan Yankowskas and her husband Ryan Chiu, Patrick and Seamus Erwin and the late Sean Breen. Special aunt of Maryanne Cooper of VA. Also survived by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and her dog Ellie. Funeral from the Graham Funeral Home 3 Arlington Rd. (cor. of Pleasant St.) Woburn on Monday, Nov. 4 at 9:00am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn at 10:00am. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Sunday Nov 3 from 1-4pm. Interment private. Memorial donations may be made to either the Mystic Valley Elder Services Development Office 300 Commercial St. #19, Malden MA 02148 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105. www.grahamfuneral.com


   Marguerite M. (Anderson) Johnson, a resident of Woburn for 62 years formerly of Winchester, passed away peacefully at her home on October 28, 2019.  She was 85 years of age.
   Marguerite was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on June 2, 1934 the daughter of Oscar R. and Esther H. (Lawson) Anderson.  She grew up in Winchester and graduated from Winchester High School.
   Marguerite’s family was first and foremost in her life.  She enjoyed hosting all the holiday meals and never missed attending a family event.  She enjoyed traveling and her favorite vacation spot was Hawaii.
   Marguerite was the mother of Dianne J. Turney and her husband Paul of Woburn and Dennis J. Johnson and his wife Jacqueline of Swampscott.  Twin sister of Marjorie Maginnis of Woburn, Mildred Zisa of New Jersey, the late Frederick Anderson, Evelyn Lloyd and Walter Anderson.  Grandmother of Shane and Ashley Johnson, Craig Silva and the late Megan Silva.  Great grandmother of Zachary Johnson.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
   Funeral Service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00am.  Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday evening from 4-8 pm.  Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St. Suite 250 Framingham, MA 01701.


   Joseph F. Sylva, 70, of Wakefield, formerly of Bedford, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 8th.
   Joe was born and raised in Somerville.  He was predeceased by his parents whom he adored, Joseph and Margaret (McDonald) Sylva, and his older brother and best friend John Sylva.
   Joe was a graduate of Matignon High School, class of 1967, and went on to attend Boston College earning his undergraduate degree in 1971.  He then then furthered his education, earning his MBA from Suffolk University, and his Juris Doctor from The New England School of Law in 1979.
   Joe practiced law until the early nineties when he became afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis, which he courageously battled for the better part of three decades.
   Joe’s favorite past-time was watching all Boston sports and he was without a doubt the Red Sox’s biggest fan.  He was even known to watch Yankees’ games from time to time just to cheer on their opponents.
   Joe is survived by his devoted wife and forever soulmate, Patricia (Maher) Sylva as well as his three children and daughter-in-law, and his beloved grandson.  He also leaves behind two brothers and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends.
   Joe personified love in every sense of the word and he will be remembered for his kind heart and strength.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
   At Joe’s request, no services will be held.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn. www.grahamfuneral.com


   Donald McLatchy, 74, of Woburn, passed away Sunday morning, October 13 after a 2-year battle with cancer.
   Born August 13, 1945, he was the eldest son of the late William & late Helen (Hodge) McLatchy of Woburn.
   Donald was a lifelong resident of Woburn where he attended Woburn Public Schools, raised his children and ran his vinyl siding business, McLatchy & Sawyer Home Improvement for over 30 years.
   In his younger years, Donald could always be found outdoors, whether standing on staging repairing a home, tending to his garden or sitting on the front porch.  In more recent times he would often be seen reading the sports page while sitting by Horn Pond or at the local field watching a youth baseball game.
   Donald is survived by his two daughters, Alison Bryer and Eliza Lucas; his four grandchildren Jacob, Abigail, Amelia and Caroline; two siblings, John McLatchy of NH and William McLatchy III of ME and their families; and preceded in death by his sister, Velma (Mickey) McLatchy.
   Visiting hours will be held at Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am.  Lunch will be held at the Woburn City Athletic Club following the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald’s memory can be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923


   George Wouralis, 83, of Lexington, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday evening, September 30.  He was the husband of Toula (Karalekas) Wouralis.
   Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Daniel, and the late Maria Wouralis.  George was a graduate of Tufts University, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  George worked as an Engineer for the Department of Defense at Hanscom Air Force Base for 33 years prior to his retirement.
   In addition to his beloved wife Toula, George is survived by one daughter, Maria Wouralis of Woburn; two sons, Daniel Wouralis and his wife Marina of Lexington, and Christos Wouralis of Melbourne Beach, Florida.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, James, Nikki, Halle, Christos, Jr., Alex, and Toula; and one brother, Peter Wouralis and his wife Ethel of Coral Gables, Florida.
   A funeral service will be held at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 17 Meriam St., Lexington on Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 am.  An hour of visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 9:00-10:00 am.  Burial will be at the Westview Cemetery in Lexington.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 (www.alz.org)  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Janice H. (Gunnerson) Rose, of Framingham, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, September 29.  She was 82 years of age.
   Born in Cambridge and raised in Arlington, she was the daughter of the late J. Herbert, and the late Mary (Lewis) Gunnerson; and she was the wife of the late Paul A. Rose who died in 2004.
   Janice and Paul had lived in several places throughout the World while her late husband was serving in the Air Force.  Janice was an avid swimmer, and became involved with swimming programs throughout Japan.  After Paul’s retirement from the Air Force in 1975, they came to settle in Wilmington.
   Janice spent many years employed as a Medical Secretary at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, retiring in 2004.  She loved spending time in Chatham with her family and friends.  She loved swimming, boating, reading, cribbage and spending time at the beach.
   In addition to her parents and her husband, Janice was preceded in death by her daughter, the late Mary Rose; and her brother, the late John Gunnerson.
   She is survived by her son, Rusty Rose and his wife Mari of Framingham; and two granddaughters, Maegan and Hannah Rose of Framingham.  She is also survived by two nieces, Barbara Wilson of Keene, NH, and Marie Gunnerson of Maynard; and many friends and extended family members.
   A memorial service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, October 4. At 10:00 am.  Burial will be private.  Contributions in Janice’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice supporting our veterans.


   Russell “Russ” Moore, 70, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday evening, September 27 after a long battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Sharon (Cullivan) Moore.
   Born in Woburn on February 16, 1949, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jean (Stenquist) Moore.  Russ was raised in Woburn, and graduated from Woburn Memorial High School in 1967.
   Russell was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat.  Russell married his wife Sharon on October 16,1971, and they had been married for almost 48 years.
   Russell was part owner of Gray’s Appliance in Melrose where he worked for many years.  He truly enjoyed working at the business and, and continued to work part time all the way up to the time of his passing.
   Russ enjoyed being outside; gardening; spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren; and his morning gym routine with all of the friends he made there.
   Russell is survived by his wife Sharon; two sons, Brian Moore and his wife Jodi, Michael Moore and is wife Crystal, all of Wilmington; and his four grandchildren, Sean, Nicholas, Adrienne and Kiersten, also all of Wilmington.  He is also survived by his three siblings, David Moore and his wife Marion of Mashpee, Alison Moore and her partner Michelle of Woburn, and Douglas Moore and his wife Kathleen of Wilmington; and their families.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday evening, October 3 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., Woburn on Friday afternoon, October 4 at 12:30 pm, followed by burial with Military Honors at the Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
   Contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805; or a local veterans charity of your choice.


   Joan L. (O’Rourke) Graham, 68, of Hooksett, NH, passed away at her home on Friday morning, September 13.  She was the beloved wife of Albert “Al” Graham.
   Born in Everett and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Peter, and the late Lillian F. (MacDonald) O’Rourke.
   Joan was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1969.  Joan and her husband Al were longtime residents of New Hampshire, moving there from Woburn when they were married.
   Joan was a Licensed Nurse’s Assistant, and had worked at the St. Joseph Residence Nursing Home in Manchester, NH prior to her retirement.  She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and was active with their blood donation programs.
   In addition to her husband Al, Joan is survived by two sons, Keith A. Graham of Watertown, Wisconsin, and Robert E. Graham of Hooksett, NH.  She is also survived by four brothers, Peter, Stephen, David, and John O’Rourke; one sister, Susan Perkins; and she was preceded in death by her sister, the late Janice Damon.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Wednesday, October 2 at 11:30 am.  Visitation will be prior to the service from 10-11:30 am.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701


   Christine Anne Favorat, age 65 of Hampstead, NH and Winchester passed away peacefully at Merrimack Valley High Pointe Hospice House on September 21 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
   Born January 2, 1954 in Everett, MA, daughter of Margaret and Frank Favorat Jr.  Christine was a graduate of Winchester High School and Melrose Wakefield School of Nursing.  Her career included many years at the Choate Hospital of Woburn and Winchester Hospital as a telemetry nurse.
   Christine enjoyed traveling, but mostly enjoyed spending time at her beloved Mt. Pero – sitting in her swing on the porch, or taking rides to nowhere with her mother on back country roads.
   Christine was a lover of all animals – donating to countless charities.  Recently buying a goat which she named Blossom (being raised by niece Jayme).  She leaves behind her “baby” Gracie, a Morkie.  Her earlier dog babies were Ginger and Molly, both Cairn Terriers.
   Christine was predeceased by her father Frank Favorat Jr. and sister Carol Lynne Favorat.  Grandparents, beloved aunt and uncles.
   Christine is survived by her mother, Margaret Christine Favorat, who she lived with her entire life, of Hampstead, NH.  Sister and brother in law Ellen and Christopher McCune of Hampstead, NH.  Her niece Jayme Louise and her husband Travis Pendergraft.  Great nephew Luke Olen Pendergraft born in July of Marshall, VA.  Niece Erin Kathryn McCune of Manchester, NH and Emily Groves McCune and fiancé Christopher Dalto of Palo Alto, CA.  Also survived by beloved uncle, aunts, and cousins with whom she was very close.
   Christine’s family extends their sincerest gratitude to the Colonial Poplin House of Fremont, NH and the High Pointe Hospice House of Haverhill, MA, who provided much love, care, and support to Christine and her family.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 pm.  Visiting hours will be prior to the service on Saturday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  Burial will be at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Christine’s memory may be made to the Frank Favorat, Jr. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880.


   John R. Bilodeau, of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 21.  He was 49 years of age.
   Born in Melrose, he was the son of Henry Bilodeau of Lawrence, and the late Anne (Houle) Bilodeau; and he was the husband of Kelley Hanright.
   John was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School.  He worked as an HVAC Technician, serving many homes and businesses in the area.  John was also an avid sports fan.
   In addition to his wife Kelley and his father Henry, John is also survived by his daughter, Lilah Bilodeau; his step-daughter, Katheleene Williams; and three brothers, Stephen, Danny, and Mike Bilodeau.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Catherine Lindbom.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday afternoon, September 1 from 2:00-4:00, followed by a celebration of his life at 4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John’s daughter Lilah, for her education fund.


   Victor Rosa, 70, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Kaplan Hospice House on Tuesday evening, August 13.  He was the loving husband of Maria E. Diaz Rosa.
   Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, was one of eight children of the late Merejo, and the late Filomenia (Reyes) Rosa.  Victor came to Woburn as a young man, and has lived here ever since.
   Victor worked as a cook at New Horizons at Choate in Woburn for over 10 years; and also worked at J.J. Grimsby’s Restaurant in Stoneham.  He was a friendly, open-hearted man who loved people.  But most of all, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
   In addition to his wife Maria, Victor is survived by two sons, Victor Rosa of Woburn, and Richard “Ricky” Rosa and his wife Maria of Billerica; and one grandson, Justin Rosa.
   Victor’s funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 11:30 am.  Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.


   Patrick G. Hyland, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 9.  He was 26 years of age.
   Born in Winchester, he was the son of Anne Rello of Woburn, and Jerry Hyland and his wife Brenda of Pelham, New Hampshire.  Patrick was a graduate of Woburn Memorial High School.  He loved working on cars, singing with his band, playing the guitar, and he also wrote music.
   In addition to his parents and his stepmother, Patrick is survived by his siblings, Charlotte Hyland and her husband Stuart Reiter of Medford, Kenneth Hyland of Salem, MA, and Whitney Hyland of Woburn.  He was the grandson of Lois Rello of Stoneham and the late Richard Rello; and Richard Hyland of Foxboro, and the late Joyce Hyland.  Patrick is also survived by his beloved dogs, “Munchkin,” “Benjamin,” “Honey;” and his dog nephew, “Macaroni Junior.”
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday, August 15 from 4:00-8:00 pm. The funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home on Friday, August 16 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 am.  A private burial will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA Nevins Farm, c/o 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 (mspca.org)


   Thelma A. (Weldon) Anthony, 88, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away at her home on Friday morning, August 9.  She was the wife of the late William F. Anthony who died in 1997.
   Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Earl R., and the late Muriel M. (Cameron) Weldon.  Thelma lived in East Somerville until coming to Woburn in 1960
   Thelma worked for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue until her retirement in 2001.  She was proud of having served as a Cub Scout Den Mother in Woburn for many years when her sons were growing up.
   Thelma enjoyed gardening, and spending time at her second home in Shapleigh, Maine.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
   She is survived by two sons, Kevin E. Anthony of Woburn, and Keith E. Anthony of Shapleigh, Maine; two daughters, Kerrie T. MacIsaac of Woburn, and Karen E. DeAngelis of Lynn; and one sister, Norma Jackson and her husband Donald of Burlington.  She was the grandmother of Adam Anthony, Brian Anthony, Andrew Ozelius, Matthew Ozelius, Eric DeAngelis, and the late Alexis Anthony.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, August 13 at 11:00 am.  An hour of visitation will be held prior to the service in Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 am.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.


   Richard A. Cagnina, of Woburn, passed away on Sunday evening, August 4.  He was 61 years of age.
   Born in Boston, and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Angelo P., and the late Margaret (Costello) Cagnina.  “Rick” as he was known to family and friends, operated his own residential painting business in the Woburn area.
   Rick had celebrated 17 years of sobriety.  He was a good-natured man, who would do anything to help those who knew him.
   Rick is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Coyne of Methuen; one son, Richard Cagnina and his wife Tracy of Billerica; and his former wife, Carolyn (Stevens) Cagnina of Florida.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Julianna and Chloe Cagnina; and he was the brother of Ruth Stryke and her husband William of Burlington, John Cagnina and his wife Cindy, William Cagnina, Patricia Kiely, and Edward Cagnina all of Woburn, and the late Angelo Cagnina.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 am.  An hour of visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00-10:00 am.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 (www.emphysemafoundation.org)


   Brian K. Robertson, of Woburn, formerly of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, August 2.  He was 53 years of age.
   Born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in Charlestown, MA, he was the son of Patricia A. (Leason) Robertson of Clinton, MA, and the late James Robertson.
   Brian was an HVAC technician, and owned and operated B R Mechanical in Woburn.  He was an Avid sports fan and loved the Patriots, in is free time, Brian enjoyed golfing, and looked forward to his Tuesday night golf league.
   In addition to his father, Brian was preceded in death by his son, the late Brian A. Robertson; and his son’s mother, the late Allison J. Ek.
   Brian is survived by his mother, Patricia A. Robertson of Clinton; and his siblings, Raymond Robertson of Clinton, and Linda McGee and her husband Joseph McGee, Jr. of Quincy.  Brian is also survived by four nephews, Joseph McGee, III, Brendan McGee, Patrick McGee, and Aiden McGee; and Brian is further survived by his lifelong best friend, Mike Santangelo of Wilmington.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday, August 8 from 3-7 pm.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to the Canavan Foundation, 600 West 111th St., Ste. 8-A, New York, NY 10024. (www.canavanfoundation.org)


   James Thomas Speros Sr., ("Jimmy") born on August 14, 1945 - the 10th born of 12 children of Theodore and Julia Speros of Windsor Street, Cambridge MA, died July 23, 2019 due to a sudden diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and related complications.
   James, a.k.a. "Spear" at his Alma Mater Cambridge High and Latin, graduated and moved on to several skilled positions as a technician at general Dynamics Shipyard (MA), Apex Sheet Metal (NY) and first-class baker at one of the original Dunkin Donuts (Levittown, NY), before embarking in a career that included several food service management positions at Jack In The Box (Allston MA) Tufts University (Medford MA), Dough-C-Dough Donuts (Arlington MA) and other successful small business ventures.
   He was the proud proprietor of Jim's fruit and flower stand and adjacent BP gas station business on Cambridge Street, Beacon Hill Boston MA during the early 1980's.
   He later founded the well-known Original "Mr. Hot Dog" food truck in the mid 1980's in Cambridge MA and moved on to open Julie's Ice Cream and Convenience Store in Lynn, MA. He and his son Tom later established JTS Transportation Livery Service for several years throughout the 1990's.
   Jimmy was a proud father of three sons and grandfather of eight and was a loving husband and companion of Frederika (Lambrinos) Speros for 52 years.
   Jimmy was a spiritual person and follower of the Eastern (Greek) Orthodox Church and was active for much of his early life as a church choir member and director, youth ("G.O.Y.A.") adviser and basketball coach, regular church liturgy participant, as well as an active Cambridge MA municipal little league coach (1980's) and Island Trees (Long Island, NY) regional children's' soccer coach (late 1970's).
   He is survived by his loving wife Frederika, sons James Jr., Nicholas and Thomas, his daughters-in-law Hariklia Speros, Tatsiana Murauyeva, and Maria Stratakis; and his grandchildren Zoe, Eleni, Loukas, George, Maximos, Elias, Dimitrios, and Elissavet, as well as siblings Iris Speros, Constantina Katsos, Anastasia Tsaltas, Nicholas Speros, Anthony Speros, Antonia Kourepinos and the late Arthur Speros, George Speros, Elaine Papas, Vasiliki Stavropoulos, and Catherine Chagaris.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the Speros Family Name or to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Woburn Ma.
   A funeral service will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Monday, July 29 at 11:30 am.  Visitation will be prior to the service, at the church from 10:00-11:30 am.  Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Mary (Armey) Brickett, of Everett, formerly of Wakefield and Woburn, passed away on Monday morning, July 22.  She was 79 years of age.
   Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Francis T., and the late Lillian E. (Carney) Armey.  Mary was a graduate of St. Charles Borromeo School.  At a young age, Mary began taking piano lessons, and by the age of nine, she was putting on classical piano recitals.
   Mary continued her education, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Library Science.  She also attended the Mass College of Art in Boston.
   Mary worked as a Legal Secretary.  She worked for several Boston area law firms during her career, retiring from the law office of Taylor, Ganson & Perrin in Boston.
   Mary had a love for animals of all kinds.  She owned and cared for many cats and dogs throughout her life.  Mary is remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and sister, who will be missed by all who knew her.
   Mary is survived by her two sons, Eric Brickett and his wife Joanne of Dracut, and Dana Brickett and his wife Jennifer of Reading.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tia Paris, Nichole Brickett, Devin Brickett, Ryan Brickett, and Cameron Brickett; one sister, Christine Towse of Westfield; and many loving nieces and nephews.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday evening, July 26 from 4-7 pm.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130


   Gwendolyn L. Anderson, of Woburn, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 14.  She was 95 years of age.
   Born and raised in Sharon, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Howard, and the late Winifrede (Savage) Loper; and she was the wife of the late Warren B. Anderson who died in 2001.
   Gwendolyn came to Woburn in 1949.  She and her late husband Warren lived on Vernon Street for many years, where they raised their family.  She worked as a secretary at Harvard University, and later she worked for Borden’s Dairy.  Gwendolyn was a longtime member of the North Congregational Church in North Woburn.
   Gwendolyn was an antique collector, and avid reader, and she also wrote and published poetry. She loved flowers and gardening; and later, Gwendolyn became active at the Woburn Senior Center.  She volunteered much of her time at the various charitable organizations in Woburn, including the Woburn Council of Social Concern and the Woburn Food Pantry.  Most of all she loved spending time with her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
   Gwendolyn is survived by three daughters, Sharon Gonsalves and her husband Jack of North Reading, Deborah Amari and her husband John of Knightdale, NC, and Melissa Parsons and her husband Ralph of Wolfeboro, NH; and two sons, Kevin Anderson and his wife Michele of Sandown, NH, and Steven Anderson and his wife Rhonda of Peabody.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Amy, Ellen, Sarah, Laura, John, Robin, Timothy, Carolyn, Kristina, Daniel, Heather, Ashley, Luke, Matthew, Zachary, and Barry; and many great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Gwendolyn was the sister of the late Ralph Loper and his wife Joan Loper of Sharon, CT.
   A memorial service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Saturday afternoon, July 20 at 3:00 pm.  An hour of visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, prior to the memorial service.  Contributions in Gwendolyn’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701


   Hazel (Frey) Murdza Fram, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, June 23.  She was 88 years of age.
   Born and raised in Somerville, Hazel was the wife of the late Russell John Murdza who died in 1971; and the late Walter G. Fram who died in 2007.  She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn.
   Her spotless home was always a welcoming place for family and friends to gather – often with people just dropping-in. Visitors were always warmly greeted with hospitality and copious amounts of her wonderful cooking. No one could possibly have walked away hungry!
   Hazel worked more than 20 years in the floral industry progressing to manager at Parker Florist in Woburn and Wakefield.  She then worked for Admiral Metals, retiring from there to her gardens at home and continued her open-house hospitality.
   Her morning walks with Walter followed by coffee led to a group of friends spending many joyful hours at Panera Bread in Burlington. The staff reserved their favorite table and called them “The Board of Directors.”
   Always dressed stylishly, Hazel enjoyed playing cards, bargain shopping, music, dancing, walking, square dancing, theater, art and museums. She traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad.
   Hazel is survived by five sons and daughters, Deborah Murdza Adamian of Medford and her late husband Dr. Gregory H. Adamian, Valerie Murdza Daniel and her husband Dr. Peter F. Daniel of Natick, Victoria Murdza Rowland and her husband William E. Rowland of Tewksbury, Randal A. Murdza and his wife Denise Murdza of N. Andover, and Garret E. Murdza of Nashua, NH.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jeremy C. Daniel of Somerville, Gillian Daniel Roslyakov and her husband Maksim Roslyakov of Cambridge, and Nicholas P. Daniel and his wife Morgan Daniel of Rochester, NY; two great grandchildren, Benjamin Charles Daniel, and Sophia Hazel Roslyakov; and she was the sister of William Frey, the late Charles Frey, the late Mildred Coolidge, and the late Roger Wixon.
   A visiting hour will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30-9:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10:00 am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.
   Contributions in Hazel’s memory may be made to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, MA 01801. Obituary at www.grahamfuneral.com


   Pano L. Jefferson, 84, of Tewksbury, formerly of Woburn, and the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, passed away at the Tufts Medical Center on Sunday morning, June 23.  He was the husband of Carolyn J. (Hess) Jefferson.
   Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Michael L., and the late Rose (Xenakis) Jefferson.  Pano was a graduate of Woburn High School and Lowell Technical College.
   After high school, Mr. Jefferson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a Navigator, and was deployed to Germany during the Korean War.  Pano also served aboard aircraft transporting nuclear testing devices to the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands.
   Following his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in September of 1959, Pano returned to school to earn a degree in Physics.  He worked as an engineer for Western Electric, and later AT&T, which became Lucent.  During his career, Pano was involved in developing patents for “thin film technology.”  He retired in 1987.
   In addition to his wife Carolyn, Pano is survived by one son, Michael Jefferson and his wife Kathleen of Racine, WI; and three daughters, Despy Bales and her husband Thomas of Wayne, IL, Deanna M. Walliser and her fiancé Joseph Zartler of Northampton, PA, and Laure E. Walliser-Fajardo and her husband William of Tewksbury.  Pano was preceded in death by his first wife, the late Mary (Sophocles) Jefferson.  Pano is also survived by eight grandchildren, Corinne Hoffman, Douglas Gutekunst, Nicholas P. Jefferson, Elyse Rivera, Ashley Walliser, Isaac Miller, Alexia Bales, and Tianna Bales; and seven great grandchildren.  Pano was the brother of John Jefferson of Arlington, the late Bettina Argetes, and the late Cleo Wilson.
   A Funeral Service will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Friday, June 28 at 11:00 am.  An hour of visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10:00-11:00 am, prior to the service.  Burial with Military Honors will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pano’s memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O.Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (www.michaeljfox.org) Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn


   Martha Jefferson, 84, a longtime resident of Arlington, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday afternoon, June 16.  She was the wife of John L. Jefferson.
   Born and raised in West Roxbury, she was the daughter of the late Paul, and the late Penelope Pappadopoulos.  In addition to her husband John, Martha is survived by one son, Michael Jefferson and his wife Tricia of Westford.  She is also survived by one grandson, Alex Jefferson; and one sister, Hope Cares of Grand Rapids, Michigan and her husband the late George Cares.  She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.
   Private services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.


   Demetra Spanos, 96, of Woburn, passed away after a short illness on Saturday morning, June 15.  She was the wife of the late Evangelus Spanos who died in 1997.
   Born in Peabody, and raised in Woburn, Demetra was the daughter of the late Arthur G. Pernokas, and the late Stavroula (Antonas) Pernokas, both of Georgitsi, Greece.  She came to Woburn at the age of two, graduating from Woburn schools.
   As a young lady, Demetra worked for a short time as a nurse’s aide at Boston City Hospital, and also at the Raytheon Corporation during World War II.  After her marriage to Evangelus, she concentrated on raising her family, but returned to the workforce as a Librarian at the former Bernard J. Golden Elementary School in Woburn.
   Demetra was a strong woman and loving mother who had a deep love for her family.  She was an active and devoted member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn, and she was a longtime member of the Church Choir.  Demetra was also a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society at the Annunciation Church.
   She is survived by three sons and one daughter, George Spanos of Woburn, Jane Jamison and her husband Michael of Hawaii, Stephen Spanos of Woburn, and Philip Spanos and his wife Elizabeth of Woburn; and she was preceded in death by one daughter, the late Denise Spanos.  She is also survived by two grandchildren, Joshua and Alexis Jamison; and she was lovingly referred to as “Yia Yia” by the three children of Frank and Tiffany Goodwin, Frankie, Jr., Tihana, and Trevor, the grandchildren of Elizabeth.  In addition to her husband and her daughter, Demetra was also preceded in death by her four brothers, the late Charles, the late George, the late Angelo, and the late Evangelus Pernokas.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday evening, June 18 from 5:00-8:00 pm.  A second visitation will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Wednesday morning, June 19 from 10:00-11:00 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.
   Contributions in Demetra’s memory may be made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801


   Lawrence F. “Larry” Rice, 78, a longtime resident of Burlington and Retired Deputy Chief of the Burlington Fire Department, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday evening, June 7.  He was he husband of Harriett C. (Skelton) Rice.
   Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Francis W., and the late Sarah (McGinn) Rice.  “Larry,” as he was known to family and friends, was a United States Marine Corps Veteran.  He served in the Marine Corps from 1957-1960.
   Larry joined the Burlington Fire Department in 1967.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant in 1971.  He was appointed Deputy Chief in November of 1973, and had also served as Acting Chief at one time.  Larry retired from the Burlington Fire Department in 1992, after 25 years of service.
   Larry was a proud Marine, and active in Marine Corps Charities and causes.  He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Burlington Detachment and the George Dilboy VFW Post in Somerville.  Larry was also a member of the USS Constitution’s “1812 Marine Guard,” and he was a Boy Scout Troop Leader.
   In addition to his wife, Harriett; Larry is survived by one daughter, Lorraine Radice of Burlington; one son, Lawrence Rice and his wife Pamela of North Chelmsford.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Carl Radice, Katrina Radice, Kimberly Truong, and Emily Rice.
   Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Wednesday evening from 4:00-8:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 13 at 10:00 am, followed by burial with Military Honors at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Burlington.  Contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. (www.toysfortots.org)


   Robert Edwin Parsons, 68, of North Reading, passed away on Wednesday, June 5.  He was the husband of Gloria J.G. (Gardner) Parsons.
   Born in Melrose and raised in East Woburn, Robert was the son of the late Edwin N., and the late Betty J. (Day) Parsons.  Robert and his wife Gloria had resided in Woburn before building their own home in North Reading in 1978.
   Prior to his retirement, Robert owned and operated Easy Housekeeping Shops, a third generation family business with locations in Woburn, Chelmsford, and Salem, NH, which has been carried on by his brother-in-law Mark.  Robert loved being outdoors, hiking, enjoying nature, and spending time at the family camp in Vermont.  Robert, a listener, and a storyteller, was also a writer and a poet.  Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
   In addition to his wife Gloria, Robert is survived by two daughters, Katrina Jenkins and her husband Kyle of Reading, and Robyn Demand and her husband Frank of Salisbury; and one son, Edwin Parsons and his partner Eva Qvicklund of Methuen.  He is also survived by his four grandchildren, the lights of his life, Eva Mae and Owen James Jenkins, and Jordan Joy and Taylor Jane Demand; and his sister, Mindy Widtfeldt and her husband Mark of Woburn.  Robert is further survived by his nephew, Jesse Widtfeldt and his wife Helena, his niece Ashley Jane Widtfeldt and her partner Bruce Lynd; and many more on Gloria’s side – all deeply loved.
   A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 4-8 pm. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675


   Concetta M. (Guiliano) Slauenwhite, 79, of Highland Beach, Florida, formerly of Winchester, MA, passed peacefully on April 19, 2019.
   She was the beloved wife of the late Frank H. Slauenwhite; and she was the loving mother of, Karen and Mario Licciardello of Long Island, NY, Frank and Cheryl Slauenwhite of Woburn, MA, and the late Diane Neary of Nashua, NH.  Concetta is also survived by 5 loving grandchildren, including Courtney, Carly, Cole, Sophia, and Jennifer; and she is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
   Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday, June 9th from 11:00-3:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701.  Interment will be private.


   Alice Nistazos Samaras, 95, of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, formerly of Woburn, MA and Medfield, MA, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Paul Samaras who passed away in 1984.
   Born in Providence, RI, and raised in Allston/Brighton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Apostolos, and the late Efsevia Nistazos.  Alice had been a resident of Medfield, prior to moving to Florida over 35 years ago, and also spent many cherished years with her family in Westwood, MA.
   Alice was YiaYia to all that knew her. She loved many things, including but not limited to, watching old movies in black and white, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Downton Abbey, Golden Girls, playing solitaire on her iPad, doing crossword puzzles, reading John Grisham novels and a good biography, wrapping gifts beautifully, drinking a good highball or a nice Metaxa, singing a tune, eating orange marmalade on toast, admiring beautiful flowers and trees, and cooking classic Greek foods for and with her family.  She was incredibly proud of her granddaughters who she absolutely adored, and loved watching them sing, dance, play field hockey, race each other in the swimming pool at her beautiful Florida home and always encouraging them to do well in school, work hard in their careers, and most importantly, to always smile.
   Alice is survived by her only daughter, Sophia (Pia) Bartholomew and her husband Bart of Westwood, MA; and four granddaughters, Alexandra, Samantha, Elena, and Paulina Bartholomew.  She is also survived by her sister, Maria Stata and her husband Ray of Dover, MA; and two sisters-in-law, Athena Terzis and Diamond Koistinen of Pennsylvania.  Alice is further survived by her beloved nieces Nicole Stata of Westwood, MA, Marianne Tragakis of Lynn, MA, and Georgia Bennett of Ipswich, MA and her beloved nephew Raymie Stata of California, and many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
   A Funeral Service will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Thursday morning, prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.  Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215; or the DAV-Disabled Veterans of America, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.


   Linda Morris, age 77, of Woburn, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 7.  She was the beloved wife of the late Courtney “Moose” Morris.
   Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Frederick, and the late Lucy Union.  Linda graduated from Woburn High School in 1959 and attended Woburn Business School.  She worked at John Hancock in Boston and at Interstate Vending in Woburn and worked for many years at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, retiring in 2004.
   Linda is survived by her son, Bob Morris and his fiancée Lisa Bekkenhuis; and she was the grandmother of Taylor Stimpson and her husband Michael of Maine, and Lindsey Morris.  She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Crampton and her husband Paul of Woburn; and Bob Union and his wife Jeanne, of Westford; and by many nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, May 10 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am, followed by burial at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Linda’s memory to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, PO Box 329, Arlington, MA 02476.


   Nils G Jonsson passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019.  He was born in Jonkoping Sweden on January 1, 1921. Beloved husband of 71 years to Hellen V Jonsson (Franson), and loving father of Linda Ohlmeyer and her late husband Don Ohlmeyer of Indian Wells CA, Lisa Desmond of Shelburne VT, Lance Jonsson and wife Maryann of Woburn MA, Christopher Jonsson and wife Wendy of Malibu CA.  He was grandfather to Joshua Desmond and wife Cristina of PA, Tyler Desmond and wife Beth of NY, Nicholas Jonsson of OR, Casey and Lily Jonsson of CA, Great Grandfather "G-Pa" to Joshua and Connor Desmond of PA and Hailey Desmond of NY. Also in the family Kerri, Kelly and Christy, their spouses and children.  Nils is survived by many nieces and nephews, family and dear friends in both America and Sweden.
   Nils began his higher education at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden which led to his PHD in Electrical Engineering.  Nils served in the Swedish Air Force in far Northern Sweden's Lapland in the town of Kiruna.
   After finishing his military commitment Nils came to America in 1946 being sponsored by the President of Stone and Webster Engineering Co in Boston. He planned to be in America for 3 years but met Hellen at the Lutheran Church of Redeemer in Woburn they fell in love and were married January 1948.
   Nils continued to work at Stone and Webster for several years. Among his many entrepreneur endeavors, was with HP Hood as Assistant Director of Engineering developing, in the 1960's, the most nearly automated plant in America.  Hood no longer had to garage their trucks instead each truck was supplied with a complete heating and refrigerating system, when parked at the Hood Plant they were plugged into an outdoor outlet system.
   Nils's enthusiasm with inventions brought him to voluntarily work with TAC and Buckminster Fuller in the development of the Geodesic Dome.  He invented with local Architect Edward Tedesco the TJ panel now being used in schools across the country, beginning here in Woburn. Nils, called 'The Father of Relocatable Wiring', was the inventor and owner of Reloc, an electrical system, located in East Boston, MA. Reloc was purchased by Lithonia Lighting of Conyers Georgia, and is now used world wide.
   Nils loved the Woburn community and volunteered as President of the YMCA for several years active in procuring the land for the building of the 'new' YMCA located on Lexington Street, Woburn. He was a long time active member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn serving on the church council during the purchase of the land, new church and parsonage at its current location, this was a 10 year endeavor of excitement for Nils and the congregation. Nils was also excited to participate in the politics of his new country. He was very active being on the campaigns of MA Governor John A Volpe, MA Senator Edward Brooke and MA Congressman F Bradford Morse as well as many other local campaigns.
   Nils will be greatly missed by both family and friends. There will be no services at this time.  The family of Nils would like to thank New Horizons in Woburn, the Hospice Community and the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in N Reading.  In remembrance of Nils, do a kindness, volunteer or give to a charity of your choice.


   Joseph J. Miliano, 92, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at his home on Wednesday Morning, April 24.  He was the husband of the late Joan M. (Costa) Miliano who died in 2007.
   Born and raised in Woburn, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and the late Camilla Miliano.  He was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1944.
   Immediately after high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy.  He proudly served during World War II as an Aircraft Mechanic, earning his Honorable Discharge in 1946.  Joseph graduated from Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
   Joseph worked as a Mechanical Engineer for several companies throughout his career, including Boston Edison, and Charles T. Main, before being hired by the Army Corps of Engineers.  While with the Army Corps of Engineers, he was put in charge of many major projects in the New England area.  Joseph then worked for the Division of Capital Engineering for several years prior to his retirement.
   Joseph was a quiet and unassuming man, who enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a member of the Toastmaster’s Club, and the Reading Rifle & Revolver Club where he volunteered with the Junior rifle team.  He was also an avid automobile enthusiast, and loved attending races and rallies.
   Joseph is survived by four sons and daughters, Susan M. Tagariello of Woburn, Joseph R. Miliano and his wife Donna of Woburn, Michael F. Miliano of Venice, Florida, and Elaine M. Johnson and her husband John.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Julie Doherty, Joseph and Alicia Tagariello, and Christopher, Matthew, Katharine, and Joanne Miliano; and five great grandchildren.  Joseph was the brother of Bertha Miliano of Woburn, Marjorie Janus and her husband Tony of Woburn, and the late Richard P. Miliano and his wife Barbara of Woburn.
   The funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main St., Woburn at 10:00 am.  Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial with Military Honors will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Winchester.
   Contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to Friends of Woburn Veterans, c/o Veterans Office, 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801; or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


   Judith A. Grondin, 72, of Medford, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019, with her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife of Leo Grondin.
   Judith was born in Woburn on June 11, 1946 to the late Phillip W. Smith, and the late Georgianna G. (Johnson) Smith.  She lived in Woburn for most of her life, until moving to Medford in 2012.
   Judith loved playing bingo every Sunday with her friends at Saint Charles, and if you couldn’t find Judy, she was playing Keno with her husband at Masotta’s Variety.  Judy loved her family, and spending time with her grandchildren.  They were her pride and joy.
   In addition to her beloved husband of 54 years, Leo; Judy is survived by a daughter, Kristine Brawley and her husband Charles of Fitchburg; three grandchildren, Robert Grondin and his wife Karla of Merrimac, Mass., Nathan Brawley of Medford, Kaleigh Brawley of Fitchburg; and two great grandchildren, Leo James and Ronni Jae of Merrimac, Mass.
   Judy was the loving sister of Phyllis Pereira of Woburn, and George Smith and his wife Diana of New Hampshire.  She was also the sister-in-law of Sybil Smith of Billerica, Terri Smith of Woburn, and she was predeceased by her brothers, the late Richard, the late Ronald, the late Norman, and the late Larry; and her brother-in-law, the late Jose Pereira and her sister-in-law, the late Alfreda Smith.  She will be missed by many.
   A memorial service will be held at the North Congregational Church, 896 Main St., North Woburn on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM.


   Elsie Lee King, of Woburn, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 76.  Over the past nine years, Elsie battled a debilitating auto-immune disease, multiple cases of pneumonia, and even recently defeated colon cancer before she eventually succumbed to her illness on Tuesday.
   Born and raised in Woburn, Elsie was the daughter of the late George “Fuzzie” Frizzell, and the late Ethel Frizzell; and she was the loving wife of Charles King, Sr.
   Prior to her illness, Elsie enjoyed a very active life, which included camping with family and friends, taking cruises, dancing, playing bingo, and the Boston Red Sox.
   Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Charles King, Sr.; and their son, Charles King, Jr. and daughter-in-law Kellee King.  She will also be fondly remembered by her sister, Jackie Capone; as well as her nephew, nieces, and many friends.
   The funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10:00.  Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-8 pm.  Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.