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Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home

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Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 438-2280
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Ruth Cummings

Monday, June 26, 2017

Billy Randolph and Crystean Reed.Dolly is survived by a son William Eugene Wells and wife, Linda, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, two grandchildren, Doug Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Debbie Stoneham and husband Pat of Franktown, Colorado, five great-grandchildren, Johnny Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Billy Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ray Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Meaghan Schultz and husband Mark of Westminster, Colorado, and Sean Stoneham and wife Chelsey of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Dolly is also survived by two great great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Schultz and McKayla Schultz.Funeral services for Dolly will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Oklahoma. Rev. Larry Moore will officiate. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 22, 2017 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dolly’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Notes of encouragement for the family may be left on line at www.honoringmemories.com Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...

Jane Lavinia (Symonds) Nalwalk, 77, Longtime Reading Resident - Patch.com

Monday, February 06, 2017

Her travels included Europe, California, Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Florida, Bermuda, New York, and New England. She was a devout member of Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham, MA, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Religious Educator, and a member of the Choir. She enjoyed friendship with many friends throughout her life.She is survived by Her Only Son Thomas Ezekiel Nalwalk of Reading, MA;Her Sister Anne (Symonds) Hotchkiss of Williamson, NY; Her Nieces: Diane Burns and her Husband Patrick-her Only Son Joshua Labove, and Judy and her Husband John Liestman, both of Sodus, NY; Her Nephew David and his Wife Delilah Hotchkiss of Roswell, GA and their Three Sons: Micah, Philip, and Andrew; Her Nieces: Lynn Symonds and her Daughter Sarah Symonds-Whight, and Kate (Symonds) and her Husband Marcin Whitman, all from CA. She is also survived by Relatives from her Husband's Family: James Krowka and his Wife Gwen from Dexter, OR; John Krowka from Boonsboro, MD; Marjory Zaik from Easthampton, MA; and John Zaik from Los Angeles, CA.Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING Thursday, February 2nd at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Jane's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church ,71 Central St. Stoneham. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, February 1st from 5-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. The Interment will be private and will take place at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Northampton, MA. TBA.In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to The Harpley Fund at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. For more information, call Annemarie Brady, LICSW at 781-744-8113 (M-W) or Lisa Carlson-Hill, LICSW at 781-744-8604 (W-F).Obituary courtesy of the Barile Family Funeral Homes.

Robert Kirmes

Monday, November 21, 2016

DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 am and to a funeral home service at 11am. Burial to follow in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. For directions or to send a condolence visit, devitofuneralhomes.com.

Maria DeSantis

Monday, November 07, 2016

DeSantis, Maria C. (Capobianco) of Arlington. November 1st. Beloved wife of the late Antonio DeSantis. Loving mother of Maria Cullen and her husband Revere Deputy Fire Chief James of Stoneham, Anthony and his wife Marilyn of Stoneham and Michael and his wife Marilyn "Marnie" McGoldrick of Belmont. Dear Grandmother of Alyssa and Joseph DeSantis, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Cullen and Teagan and Tess DeSantis. Sister of Giuseppe, Erasmo, Franco and the late Vincenzo Capobianco all of Gaeta, Italy. Also survived by many loving family members. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am and to a funeral mass at 11:00 am in St. Agnes Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Maria to: Bethany Health Care Center, 97 Bethany Rd., Framingham, MA 01702 or Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send an online condolence visit, devitofuneralhomes.com...

Shock, tears over coach's death in Chelmsford - Lowell Sun

Monday, October 03, 2016

Thomas said. "He's the kind of guy almost everybody knew."Fletcher was a teacher for 18 years at the SEEM Collaborative, a Stoneham-based educational organization serving students with disabilities. He celebrated his 43rd birthday Sept. 19.Thomas, a former Chelmsford High principal, said he'd known Jason Fletcher since he was a student and worked closely with his father, a former teacher and athletic director at the school for many years. The elder Fletcher is now athletic director at Lowell Catholic High School.Advertisement"It's such a close family, and I can't even imagine what Jack and his wife are going through. It's so sudden," Thomas said.The mood at Chelmsford High has been somber since the school community first learned of Jason Fletcher's death Tuesday morning."When you lose someone as young and as vibrant as Jason, the impact is going to be felt across the community," Principal Steve Murray said. "Whether you were coached by him or not, he was so involved, so you knew him."Fletcher most recently served as the Chelmsford High girls' hockey coach, but had also coached football in the past. He was taking a break this year, Murray said, but was still an active participant and supporter at games.Murray said he met Fletcher through athletics more than 20 years ago. Murray knew Fletcher's father and coached varsity girls' basketball with Fletcher's wife, Tara. Fletcher's daughter, Abby, is a first-grader at Harrington Elementary School.The family has deep roots in Chelmsford, and Jack Fletcher said the presence and support of his sons many friends has helped the family cope."I was fortunate enough to be able to coach him, coach with him," Jack Fletcher said.Fletcher was a positive influence and supportive mentor to the kids he taught and coached, Murray said. He never lectured, always found the bright side and knew how to talk to them and gain their trust, Murray said."He was larger than...

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Ruth Cummings

Monday, June 26, 2017

Billy Randolph and Crystean Reed.Dolly is survived by a son William Eugene Wells and wife, Linda, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, two grandchildren, Doug Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Debbie Stoneham and husband Pat of Franktown, Colorado, five great-grandchildren, Johnny Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Billy Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ray Wells of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Meaghan Schultz and husband Mark of Westminster, Colorado, and Sean Stoneham and wife Chelsey of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Dolly is also survived by two great great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Schultz and McKayla Schultz.Funeral services for Dolly will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Oklahoma. Rev. Larry Moore will officiate. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 22, 2017 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dolly’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Notes of encouragement for the family may be left on line at www.honoringmemories.com Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...

Jane Lavinia (Symonds) Nalwalk, 77, Longtime Reading Resident - Patch.com

Monday, February 06, 2017

Her travels included Europe, California, Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Florida, Bermuda, New York, and New England. She was a devout member of Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham, MA, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Religious Educator, and a member of the Choir. She enjoyed friendship with many friends throughout her life.She is survived by Her Only Son Thomas Ezekiel Nalwalk of Reading, MA;Her Sister Anne (Symonds) Hotchkiss of Williamson, NY; Her Nieces: Diane Burns and her Husband Patrick-her Only Son Joshua Labove, and Judy and her Husband John Liestman, both of Sodus, NY; Her Nephew David and his Wife Delilah Hotchkiss of Roswell, GA and their Three Sons: Micah, Philip, and Andrew; Her Nieces: Lynn Symonds and her Daughter Sarah Symonds-Whight, and Kate (Symonds) and her Husband Marcin Whitman, all from CA. She is also survived by Relatives from her Husband's Family: James Krowka and his Wife Gwen from Dexter, OR; John Krowka from Boonsboro, MD; Marjory Zaik from Easthampton, MA; and John Zaik from Los Angeles, CA.Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING Thursday, February 2nd at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Jane's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church ,71 Central St. Stoneham. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, February 1st from 5-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. The Interment will be private and will take place at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Northampton, MA. TBA.In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to The Harpley Fund at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. For more information, call Annemarie Brady, LICSW at 781-744-8113 (M-W) or Lisa Carlson-Hill, LICSW at 781-744-8604 (W-F).Obituary courtesy of the Barile Family Funeral Homes.

Robert Kirmes

Monday, November 21, 2016

DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 am and to a funeral home service at 11am. Burial to follow in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. For directions or to send a condolence visit, devitofuneralhomes.com.

Maria DeSantis

Monday, November 07, 2016

DeSantis, Maria C. (Capobianco) of Arlington. November 1st. Beloved wife of the late Antonio DeSantis. Loving mother of Maria Cullen and her husband Revere Deputy Fire Chief James of Stoneham, Anthony and his wife Marilyn of Stoneham and Michael and his wife Marilyn "Marnie" McGoldrick of Belmont. Dear Grandmother of Alyssa and Joseph DeSantis, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Cullen and Teagan and Tess DeSantis. Sister of Giuseppe, Erasmo, Franco and the late Vincenzo Capobianco all of Gaeta, Italy. Also survived by many loving family members. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am and to a funeral mass at 11:00 am in St. Agnes Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Maria to: Bethany Health Care Center, 97 Bethany Rd., Framingham, MA 01702 or Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send an online condolence visit, devitofuneralhomes.com...

Shock, tears over coach's death in Chelmsford - Lowell Sun

Monday, October 03, 2016

Thomas said. "He's the kind of guy almost everybody knew."Fletcher was a teacher for 18 years at the SEEM Collaborative, a Stoneham-based educational organization serving students with disabilities. He celebrated his 43rd birthday Sept. 19.Thomas, a former Chelmsford High principal, said he'd known Jason Fletcher since he was a student and worked closely with his father, a former teacher and athletic director at the school for many years. The elder Fletcher is now athletic director at Lowell Catholic High School.Advertisement"It's such a close family, and I can't even imagine what Jack and his wife are going through. It's so sudden," Thomas said.The mood at Chelmsford High has been somber since the school community first learned of Jason Fletcher's death Tuesday morning."When you lose someone as young and as vibrant as Jason, the impact is going to be felt across the community," Principal Steve Murray said. "Whether you were coached by him or not, he was so involved, so you knew him."Fletcher most recently served as the Chelmsford High girls' hockey coach, but had also coached football in the past. He was taking a break this year, Murray said, but was still an active participant and supporter at games.Murray said he met Fletcher through athletics more than 20 years ago. Murray knew Fletcher's father and coached varsity girls' basketball with Fletcher's wife, Tara. Fletcher's daughter, Abby, is a first-grader at Harrington Elementary School.The family has deep roots in Chelmsford, and Jack Fletcher said the presence and support of his sons many friends has helped the family cope."I was fortunate enough to be able to coach him, coach with him," Jack Fletcher said.Fletcher was a positive influence and supportive mentor to the kids he taught and coached, Murray said. He never lectured, always found the bright side and knew how to talk to them and gain their trust, Murray said."He was larger than...