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Monday, June 19, 2017
Saint James, 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John T. Dolan Scholarship Fund, c/o the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester, Massachusetts.Saturday, June 10, 2017
Twenty-five years is a long time. It has been a long, sad, difficult time. And being here in Satellite Beach is not easy," Sally Flagg told the audience. She lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Vero Beach 13-year-old Emma Fini, who would have been Phil Flagg's niece, sang "Amazing Grace" and burst into tears afterwards. Davenport talk...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friends of Kevin Burnham, that features testimonials about his history of community service, local union involvement, and long period of service with the police department. The Massachusetts attorney general's office announced Tuesday it would formally drop charges against Burnham in the wake of Burnham's death. Services are to be held for Burnham Friday at 11 AM in St. Cecilia's Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham. No calling hours. Sampson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher J. Burnham Memorial Scholarship Fund, Greater Springfield Credit Union, 1030 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA 01109-2098.Monday, May 01, 2017
A 24-year-old Bayville native died Wednesday when he fell from the domed roof of a building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, according to numerous reports.The "Great Dome" atop the Barker Engineering Library on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Nicholas Paggi, a 24-year-old 2015 graduate of the university, died Wednesday after he fell from the dome, according to reports. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Nicholas Paggi's brother told the New York Post that Paggi, an MIT graduate who was on the campus with current graduate students, had tried to climb from the roof of the Barker Engineering Library to a lower ledge on the building when he slipped and fell.Boston Magazine reported there is a tradition of MIT students pulling pranks and stunts that involve scaling the iconic "Great Dome," in some cases placing objects on top of the dome, ranging from emergency vehicles to artwork.Paggi was valedictorian of his 2011 graduating class at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, according to his obituary in the Asbury Park Press...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Brookfield High School. He graduated in 1979 from Youngstown State University. He married Gloria Jean Tranovich, in a ceremony in Youngstown, on Aug. 15, 1981. In 1984, the family moved to Massachusetts, where he began a career in the electrical contracting industry, starting out as an estimator and working up to a project manager for MEC Electrical. Mr. Reed liked to fish as well as play his guitar. He would hunt occasionally, but if he had any spare time, it was spent with his family. Time with his wife, his children and his grandchildren was most important to him. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gloria J. Reed of New Ipswich; his two daughters, Melissa Tapp of South Hadley, Mass. and Christa Reed of Dudley, Mass.; his brother, John Reed and a sister, Linda Lewnes, both of Florida; three grandchildren, Jacob, Kaylee and Owen; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10 a.m., at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River St. in Jaffrey, N.H. Friends and family will be welcomed to celebrate the life of Jeffrey on this day. Burial will happen at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jeffrey D. Reed?s name, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or online at donate3.cancer.org. Visit www.cournoyerfh.com to share memories or photographs, or to send condolences to Mr. R...
Massachusetts Funeral News
Monday, June 26, 2017
Charter Member of the Auburn Kiwanis Club. He was an incorporator and President of the former Auburn Business Men’s Association, which is now the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association and served on its Executive Board for 7 years. He remained a member of the National Funeral Directors Association as well as the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association. Bill was a recipient of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award in 1984, and the Volunteer of the Year award from the American Red Cross, Central Mass Chapter in 1997. He married Norma H. Ring in 1967, and they built a wonderful life together during their 43 years of marriage. He is survived by three sons, William E. Wallace III of Killeen, TX, Robert J. Wallace Sr. of Nicholson, PA, Christopher J. Sommerhoff of Deerfield Beach, FL, one daughter, Karin Graves of Auburn, MA, as well as nine grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Norma R. Wallace, and his son, Donald B. Wallace. “I have had the privilege of knowing many wonderful people throughout my career. For that, I am forever grateful. And I have been blessed with a wonderful family.”—Bill Wallace The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Rose Monahan Hospice Home for the exceptional care and compassion they provided Bill in his final weeks. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family on Friday June 30, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 pm at Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. A service honoring his life will begin at 2:30pm concluding with military honors. Burial will be held privately in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospital on 516 Carew Street in Springfield, MA.Monday, June 26, 2017
Rotisseurs. He was also a member of the Harvard Club for half a century. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cantata Singers; the New England Conservatory of Music; the Massachusetts General Hospital; or Harvard Law School. Arrangements are private, and a public memorial service will be held at a later date.Monday, June 26, 2017
Chicago, Illinois; Thomas Dowling and his wife Susan of Oakdale, Connecticut; Judy Leask and her husband Richard of Glendale, Arizona; and Jennifer Gilman and her husband Robert, who live in Hingham, Massachusetts with Ray’s three grandchildren: Tommy, Matt and Mia. Ray has two brothers, Robert residing in Suffield, Connecticut with his wife Mary and Donald residing in Lynnwood, Washington who has survived his late wife Sara.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Everyone is kindly asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Monday June 5, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Ray’s memory, contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770, to the Raymond E. Dowling Resource Center at Naugatuck High School, 543 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770 or to the Bob Veillette Recovery Fund, 119 Timothy Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770.Monday, May 01, 2017
He was certainly an outdoors enthusiast. After growing up near Boston and earning a biology degree from Williams College in Massachusetts, Leghorn came to Alaska for the first time in the late 1970s. He attempted to climb Denali, turning back when a friend started suffering from altitude sickness.That expedition was meant to be a one-time adventure in the state, but the state quickly won him over. He did anything to stay in Alaska, working odd jobs and even living in a school bus for a time in Juneau. He joined Alaska Discovery as a guide and eventually bought it, leading people expertly through the state’s harsh terrain.The tales about Leghorn’s various adventures throughout the state aren’t surprising in the least to Warner.“They’re all pretty crazy stories,” Warner said, “but I knew he was a pretty crazy guy.”Warner, who is currently a sophomore at Portland State University, accompanied him on some of those trips. She remembers one instance where she and her father visited a few of his friends in Kotzebue up north and went dogsledding when she was just 4 years old.She doesn’t have a ton of vivid memories from those early trips, mostly remembering how she tried to steal candy bars whenever possible. Looking back on those excursions and later ones she rook with Leghorn, she realizes that going out into the world — whether it’s out dogsledding or out in a big city — is a more valuable learning experience than anything one can get in a classroom.Leghorn was constantly learning, Skaggs said, and seemed to never waste a minute of his time.“Ken packed two lives into one lifetime,” Skaggs said. “He had enough energy and go and vision and he just executed on that vision all the time.”Shifting focusAs he got older, Leghorn shifted his focus to philanthropy, finding that he not only enjoyed supporting causes, but he was good at it.He’s one of the founding members of the Juneau Community Foundation and served 17 years on the Alaska Conservation Foundation board. He was the chair of the ACF board for a while, helping raise the foundation’s endowment to $3 million.“It’s not easy to raise big money, and Ken got it,” Skaggs said, “because he connected people with their own passions. That’s why he was successful.”That ability to relate to people immediately stood out to others. Coppens met Leghorn just a few years ago at an annual event in Bend, Oregon, called Ski for Light. Here, volunteers including Coppens and Leghorn would work with blind people who were looking to learn how to ski.[Skiing into the unknown: Juneau cross-country skiers volunteer with blind, visually impaired] Coppens was having a particularly difficult time with a man named Chris whom she was working with, but Leghorn came over and began a conversation with Chris where he made him feel more comfortable. Leghorn didn’t say much, just asking Chris a few questions, but Coppens could ...