Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ralph Roberge, 95, formerly of South Attleboro and Mansfield, passed away May 9, 2013.
Tuesday, May 21
Obituary from Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home. Ralph F. Roberge, 95, of Sandwich, formerly of South Attleboro and Mansfield, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was the husband of the late Lina J. (Bouchard) Roberge, to whom he was wed for over 65 years at the time of her death Oct. 1, 2011. Born in Mansfield Feb. 4, 1918, he was son of the late Isaac J. and Alice E. (Nolette) Roberge. He grew up and was educated in Mansfield. Ralph served his country as a member of the United States Navy during both WWII and the Korean Conflict, and was a former member of the 25th Infantry of the Massachusetts State Guard. He was honorably discharged from duty with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His veterans …
Norton High School graduate Gertrude (Smith) Bliss, 98, died May 14, 2013.
Tuesday, May 21
Obituary from Hathaway Funeral Home. Gertrude E. (Smith) Bliss, 98, died in the Dighton Nursing Center Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Lavender) Smith. She was a graduate of Norton High School. Gertrude was employed as an LPN at the former Paul A. Dever State School for over 27 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Taunton. She enjoyed spending time travelling throughout the New England States. Gertrude leaves her children Elizabeth Bailey and her husband David of Raynham and Thomas Bliss of Washington; her grandchildren Kelsey Arruda, Ryan Arruda and Laura Bailey; and her great-grandchild Alivia Chaney. She is also the aunt of several. She was preceded …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
William Clark Sr., John Mims, Cecile Zito, Joan Donovan and Marilyn Rodman.
William Clark Sr. William E. Clark Sr., 79, of South Easton, died May 14 2013. He was a resident of South Easton for 40 years. Mr. Clark was an Airman 2nd Class in the U.S. Air Force and a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a maintenance mechanic for the Grace Company in Canton for 25 years before retiring in 1996. For the full obituary click here. John Mims John Bryan Mims, 82, of Norton, passed away April 24, 2013. From 1954 to 1959, he served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander stationed on the aircraft carrier the USS Shangri-La. A resident of Norton for the past 50 years, Mr. Mims was the founder and owner of Bryan Manufacturing, Inc., where he designed and manufactured plastic packaging, in Norton. Bryan was a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Remembering John Bryan Mims
Thursday, May 16
From Legacy.com: John Bryan Mims, age 82, of Norton, passed away on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, April 24, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan H. Mims, to whom he was wed on April 24, 1965 in New York City. Born in Texarkana, AR on February 26, 1931, he was the dear son of the late Morrill Powell and Roberta Leal (St. John) Mims and brother of Shirley M. Jenkins, Jo Leal M. Clark, and the late James Roy Mims. Bryan was raised in Texarkana, AR and Newton, MA. He graduated from Newton High School in 1949. In 1953, he received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, MA. From 1954 to 1959, he served in the United States Navy as…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Paul Doherty, Bruce Moffitt, Loretta Wawrzyniak, Ruth Dinneen, Hector LaPoint, Albert Cannon and Donald Sheldon.
Paul Doherty Paul Anthony Doherty Sr., 72, of Foxborough, died May 8, 2013. Paul was a retired patrolman and court prosecutor for the Town of Foxborough, retiring in 2003. Paul served the citizens of Foxborough for over 37 years. He was also a former news photographer for the former Boston Herald-Traveler from 1962-1972. Doherty’s last assignment before retiring in 2009 was that of court prosecutor. For the obituary click here. Bruce Moffitt Bruce Moffitt, 49, of Easton, died May 4, 2013. He was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. Bruce began working as a mechanic at the age of 18 for his fathers business, Warren's Service of Brockton and later became the owner of the business upon his father's retirement. He…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Remembering Loretta A. Wawrzniak
Friday, May 10
From Scanlon Funeral Home: Loretta A. Wawrzyniak, 88, of Springfield, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Wingate of Springfield after a period of declining health. She was born on June 19, 1924, in Webster, the daughter of John and Stasia (Jablonski) Wawrzyniak. She graduated from St. Joseph Parochial School and Bartlett High School, both in Webster. She received a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Clark University, Worcester. She entered Harvard University in Cambridge in its first class of women in 1947. She received French Government Fellowships to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Ms. Wawrzyniak was first an instructor of French and Spanish at Clark University and at the University of Oregon. She was then assistant professor of French…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Paulo Rodrigues, Warner Chandler, Valerie Keyes, Beverly Limpus, Norman Busby and Marilyn Farias.
Paulo Rodrigues Paulo J. Rodrigues, 44, of Attleboro, died April 28, 2013. Paulo was raised and educated in Attleboro and attended Attleboro High School. He was employed as a chef at the Pawtucket Country Club for the last five years. Paulo volunteered his cooking skills at the Moose Lodge in Attleboro where he assisted in providing meals for the homeless and young struggling families. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge #463 in Attleboro and a communicant of the former Holy Ghost Church, currently the Parish of St. Vincent De Paul in Attleboro. For the complete obituary click here. Warner Chandler Warner Smith “Skip” Chandler Jr., 80, passed away April 25, 2013. He proudly served his country in the United States National Guard …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Remembering Beverly A. Fraatz Limpus
From Norton Memorial Funeral Home: Beverly A. (Fraatz) Limpus, age 76, of Norton passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Lifecare Center of Attleboro with her loving daughter Judy at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Limpus who died on May 21, 2001. Born in East Providence, Rhode Island on April 17, 1937 she was a daughter of the late Rudolph G. and Beatrice M. (Rogers) Fraatz. She had lived in Norton for most of her life, where she was educated in Norton schools. She along with her late husband John were the owners of a Stainless Steel Manufacturing Co. Family was the focal point of Beverly’s life. She looked forward to Sunday family dinners and enjoyed dining out with friends, especially at Wright’s Farm in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Remembering Harry Moore Pastra-Landis
Wednesday, May 1
From Norton Memorial Funeral Home: Harry Moore “Jim” Pastra-Landis, age 87, of Norton passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, April 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Styliani C. “Elita” Pastra-Landis to whom he was wed on September 20, 1971. Born in Sewickley, PA on December 9, 1925 he was a son of the late Harry M., Jr. and Mabel (Snyder) Landis. By 1930 the family moved to Royal Oak, MI, near Detroit. Jim graduated from Royal Oak High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Army. At Christmas of 1944 he was transferred to the European Theatre. There he was stationed near the German U-boat pens, at St. Nazaire in France until VJ day. He was next sent to the Army Shrivenham University in England in the fall of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Remembering Alta M. Yelle
Tuesday, April 30
From Norton Memorial Funeral Home: Alta M. (Estabrook) Yelle, 93, a longtime resident of Norton, died on Friday April 26, 2013 at The Neville Center at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, where she had resided for several months. She was the beloved wife of the late Henri A. Yelle. Alta will be deeply missed by her surviving family, especially her loving daughter and son-in-law, Henrietta A. Yelle and Christopher Engstrom, and her cherished grandson Henri Paris Yelle Engstrom, all of Lexington, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dozens of friends who were touched by her graciousness, her unfailing good humor, and her boundless love. Born in Houlton, Maine on February 8, 1920, Alta was the only child of the late …