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N.J. native reportedly falls to death from MIT dome -

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

JEFFREY DEAN REED - Youngstown Vindicator

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 Visit to share memories or photographs, or to send condolences to Mr. R

Anthony Leketa

Saturday, April 08, 2017

LWVO. He also was a member of the Chester P. Tuttle, Post #279, American Legion in Auburn, Massachusetts.Among the things he enjoyed most was playing cribbage in the Worcester Cribbage League, gardening, playing pinochle with family and friends, cooking, and for years he was the Manager of the Lithuanian War Veterans Drum and Bugle Corps, where he served as a surrogate parent and role model to numerous Worcester youth, and for which he was honored with the title of “Mr. Drum Corps” in 1963. Family was extremely important to him and he greatly enjoyed family cookouts and gatherings at the family home in Auburn. Tony leaves the love of his life and wife of 71 years, Helen (Ruksnaitis) Leketa of Auburn, three children, Anthony F. Leketa and his fiancee Victoria Lehr of Gambrills, Maryland, Robert J. Leketa and his wife Melanie J. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Cynthia A. Leketa of Auburn, Massachusetts, and a sister, Rita Lynch and her husband James Lynch of West Boylston. He leaves seven grandchildren Stacy Mongeau, Shane Leketa, Sherry Leketa, Sonya Crane, Stephanie Cleek, Sara Leketa and Anthony F. Leketa, Junior. He also was great-grandfather to ten great grandchildren and leaves numerous nieces and nephews.We will all miss our father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. You will forever be a part of us. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tony’s family from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21st at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, March 22nd at Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Interment with military honors will be Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.

Fatal Ski Accident Is Under Investigation - Valley News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sgt. Brad Wheeler said in a Friday email that the accident is under investigation and the victim’s name “is not being released at this time.” The death was the second of the month at Mount Sunapee.A Massachusetts man in his 40s died on March 12 after he was found off an intermediate trail at the ski resort. A subsequent obituary identified that man as Thomas S. Schnellinger, 44, of North Andover, Mass.

Kenneth Donnelly

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly age 66, of Arlington, Massachusetts, passed away Sunday, April 2nd surrounded by his family, from a brain tumor he had courageously battled for 8 months. Senator Donnelly represented the 4th Middlesex district including Arlington, Burlington, Billerica, Woburn and Lexington, precincts 1, 2, and 4 thru 7. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts Senate, Senator Donnelly was a firefighter for 37 years in the Town of Lexington, and legislative agent and the secretary treasurer of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. Senator Donnelly leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Judy; his beloved children Ryan and his wife Sabrina, Keith and his wife Melissa, and Brenna and her husband Jason; his 5 grandchildren Luke, Jonah, Coben, Jack and Layla; his brothers Paul, Rusty and John and the late Albert and Steven; sisters and brothers-in law; nieces and nephews; and a large extended family and group of friends who loved and admired him. Ken was happiest when cooking for his family and friends with his dau

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'He belongs to Alaska': Adventurer, wilderness conservationist Ken Leghorn dies at 62 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

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

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., Md. Republican who called for Nixon's impeachment, dies at 88 - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

Watergate scandal.After being an early volunteer for his fellow Massachusetts native, Democratic presidential hopeful John F. Kennedy, Mr. Hogan switched parties during the 1960 campaign and threw his support to Nixon.Mr. Hogan first sought office in 1966, losing a bid for Congress. Two years later, when Nixon won the presidency, Hogan was elected to the House of Representatives. Prince George’s County was undergoing rapid change from a rural, largely white and working-class suburb to an urbanized community with a growing black population.Mr. Hogan campaigned as an old-guard champion of conservative causes, gaining crossover support from conservative Democrats for, among other things, his opposition to forced busing to desegregate the county’s schools. He sought to enlist the White House and Justice Department in an attempt to block a federal court order mandating desegregation in Prince George’s. He was easily reelected in 1970 and 1972, winning more than 60 percent of the vote each time.On July 23, 1974, one day before the House Judiciary Committee was to begin debate on whether to impeach Nixon over his actions during the Watergate scandal, Mr. Hogan took his most notable public stand.“Richard M. Nixon has, beyond a reasonable doubt, committed impeachable offenses” and participated in “an extended and extensive conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Mr. Hogan declared at a news conference.That night, Mr. Hogan purchased 15-minute time slots in four Maryland television markets to explain why he would vote to impeach the president.“The evidence convinces me that my president has lied repeatedly, deceiving public officials and the American people,” he said.Until that point, Mr. Hogan had been seen as a loyal Nixon supporter and a reliably c

John Howard “Jack” Hall, 79, formerly of Raymondville - WWNY TV 7

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Crowley, Texas; Duane Tougas and his wife, Kim of Norfolk, Virginia; Rick Hall and his wife, Christine of Raymondville; Denise Labry of La Porte, Texas; Tracy Craven and her husband, Mike of Lynn, Massachusetts; and Diane Kibodeaux and her husband, Kurt of Pasadena, Texas; his grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, George, Brad, Andrew, Steven, Danielle, Katie, Jaclyn, Kyle, Sean, Olivia, and Anna; and two great grandchildren, Haylee and Jimmie.  He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Jane Hall and Carolyn Akland and her husband, Bob; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Funda; his brother, Harry Hall and his wife, Shirley.Services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, April 17, 2017 in Texas at the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Pastor Jerry Garner, officiating.In lieu of flowers, Jack would have appreciated donations to go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his memory.The Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, is assisting the family locally, where memories and condolences may be shared online at

Longtime Falls Church Resident Kathleen Jones Dies at 61 - Falls Church News Press

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Technician. Kathleen also earned an MBA degree, which she started at Harvard University and completed at Northwestern University in Washington, D.C.Kathleen began her career at the VA Hospital in Massachusetts. It was this position that saw her enter Government Service as a civilian employee. She eventually accepted a position in Washington, D.C. and relocated to the area. She finally retired from the Government in 2011, as a Senior Operations Research Analyst with the Missile Defense Agency of the D.o.D.Upon moving to the Washington D.C. area, Kathleen did volunteer work at the Smithsonian.In the D.C. area, Kathleen met the love of her life, Bonsall (A.k.a., “Bo”) Wheeler. Kathleen and Bo were married in October of 2000. In August of 2003, Kathleen became a widow when Bo died unexpectedly.Kathleen is predeceased by her parents, Patrick F. Jones and Teresa C. Jones, and her husband Bo Wheeler.Kathleen spent her retirement doing what she enjoyed. She traveled, spent time gardening, and cared for her two rescued cats, Mystic and Kasha.A Memorial Service will be held on May 6 at the Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Ireland’s Four Provinces restaurant.An interment Service will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, Conn.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of Kathleen’s prized charities: Alley Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 585 Mount Ranier, MD 20712; Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar C, Falls Church, VA 22042; Doctors without Borders, 333 7th Ave, 2nd Floor New York, N

Mary J. Kennedy -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne.A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 28, at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset.Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.