Friday, May 17, 2013
Ms. Shirley Ann Theresa Swanson was a volunteer within the Parish of St. Jude's in Norfolk.
Friday, May 17
Shirley Ann Theresa Swanson, 73, of Norfolk, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday May 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of William Herman Swanson to whom she was married on July 26, 1959. Born in Boston on March 16, 1940, she was a loving daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Gempka) Bruneau. She had attended Readville Schools, and was a graduate of the Walpole High School. She was a lifelong homemaker, and she and her husband enjoyed raising their four children in Norfolk. Shirley had been an avid volunteer within the Parish of St. Jude’s in Norfolk. She had also been very involved with the healing ministry of Fr. Joe McDermott at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Stoughton. She was …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mr. Bradford Edmond LaPointe worked in the family business as a plumber.
Wednesday, May 15
(RJ Ross Funeral Home) Bradford Edmond LaPointe, 60, of North Attleboro, died on May 12, 2013 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. He was the dear companion of Eileen McNulty. Born in Providence, R.I., on July 14, 1952, he was a dear son of Betty (Wright) LaPointe and the late Edmond LaPointe. He was a graduate of the King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham in the class of 1970. Brad was a former member of the Wrentham Men’s Softball League, and had played with the league for many years. He was a plumber by trade having worked for his parents at the former B & E Plumbing and Heating in Norfolk. Most recently he had been a driver for Kiessling Transit Inc. of Norfolk. In addition to his mother and his companion, he is survived …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Mrs. Donovan had nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren
Monday, May 13
Joan M. Donovan, 92, of Wrentham, died peacefully in her home on May 8, 2013 in the company of her loving children. She was the beloved widow of Daniel F. Donovan who predeceased her on Feb. 12, 2004. Born in Westwood, on June 1, 1920, she was a dear daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Burdett) Shepherd. She was a graduate of the Dedham High School. Joan had once owned her own beauty shop. An avid gardener, she also enjoyed her role as a mom and as a homemaker. Her family and her grandchildren meant everything to her. She was a talented artist and musician who loved to play piano, knit, crochet, and to hook rugs. She was a progressive individual who always kept an open heart and an inclusive mind. Many of those who knew her would …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Ms. Evelyn M. Howe was a graduate of King Philip High School.
Friday, May 10
(RJ Ross Funeral Home) Evelyn M. Howe, 46, of Gloucester, and a former Norfolk resident died suddenly on May 5, 2013 the victim of an accidental drowning. Born In Boston on April 21, 1967, she was the beloved daughter of the late Walter R. Howe, and of Charles and Susan Brindley of Norfolk. She was a graduate of King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham and had attended Clark University. Evelyn has been employed as a Technical Account Manager for Harbor Networks in Framingham, and has lived in Gloucester for the last three years. She loved to help people and was always generous of heart. Even while vacationing she would find great causes that she could lend support to. Once while vacationing in Belize, she found a local animal …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Mr. Clifford Harland White was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Saturday, May 4
Clifford Harland White, 81, of Berry Street, Wrentham, and of Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL, died April 5, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Clara (Lohne) White. Born in Franklin, on July 6, 1931, he was a loving son of the late Harland E. and Mary R. (Legge) White. He was a graduate of Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute in Boston. Mr. White served his country faithfully as a member of the United States Navy, during the Korean War. He was inducted in Boston on Oct. 10, 1950 and was discharged with the Rank of CS2 on July 23, 1954. A longtime employee of the former Foxboro Company he had worked as the manager of the Computer Programming Division. Cliff was an avid fisherman and conservationist, and loved his …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The wake for Jeannine Civilinski will held today at the RJ Ross Funeral, followed by service at St. Mary's Church Tuesday.
Monday, March 11
(From the RJ Ross Funeral Home) Jeannine Civilinski, 79, of Lakeside Ave., Wrentham, died on March 6, 2013 in Norwood Hospital. She was the loving and devoted wife of John “Jack” Civilinski. Born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, on June 18, 1933, she was a dear daughter of the late Abraham and Leona (Cote) Lagace’. Raised and educated in Drummond, Canada, she and her family have made their home in Wrentham for the past 35 years. Formerly of Bourne, she had immigrated to the US in 1957. She enjoyed homemaking and raising her family on Lake Archer in Wrentham. In addition to her husband she leaves loving children, John C. Civilinski of Jamaica Plain, Jay T. Civilinski of Wrentham, and Jacqueline Lake of Plainville. She was the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A service will be held for Gary S. Vickory Sr. at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 140 in Wrentham, March 2 at 11 a.m.
Thursday, February 28
(FROM RJ ROSS FUNERAL HOME) Gary S. Vickory, Sr. (1935-2013) On Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, Gary Stephen Vickory Sr., 77, of Wrentham, died, with family by his side after a valiant and courageous battle to recover from a catastrophic stroke. He had fought bravely for several years with cancer, but it was ultimately the stroke that took him from us. Gary was born on Nov. 21, 1935 in Ramseur, NC, the son of the late Bynum Vickory and Alfreda (Yurkowicz) Vickory. He graduated Walpole High School and later received his degree from Bryant and Stratton Business School in Boston. Gary served his country willingly in the Korean Conflict. In June 1962, Gary married Louise Hennessy and after first living for a short time in Norwood, the two …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Catharine Alina Ryan-Beals was a former teacher and an accomplished musician.
(From R.J. Ross Funeral Home) Catharine Alina Ryan-Beals, 99 of Cape Cod and Wrentham, died Feb. 8, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Norwood. Born in Dubuque, IA, on Dec. 15, 1913, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Marjorie (Rose) Ryan. She grew up in Iowa and Kansas, but had also lived in New York, Illinois, Michigan, and Massachusetts during her long life. Catharine was a resident of Centerville for the past 21 years, recently moving to Wrentham to live with her son Peyton Beals and his wife Kim. Catharine was a graduate of Wayne State University, in Detroit, with a degree in Education. She taught school in Michigan in the Berkley School system. She had also held administrative positions with several companies during a …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ruth H. McKeown of Wrentham died Feb. 5.
Wednesday, February 13
Ruth H. McKeown, 86, of May Street, Wrentham, died on Feb. 5, 2012 at the Norwood Hospital in Norwood. She was the beloved widow of Thomas P. McKeown who predeceased her Sept. 7, 2011 and to whom she was married for 62 years. Born in Boston on June 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Eid and Asma Kanaan. A former West Roxbury resident, she was a graduate of the Boston Public Schools. She had been employed as a secretary for the US Government. A Wrentham resident for more 50 years, she had been an active communicant at St. Mary's Church. She and her late husband lovingly raised their children in the King Philip Regional School district, and she loved attending her children's sporting events. She very much enjoyed swimming, and …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Virginia Claire Ryan of Norfolk died Jan. 16.
Tuesday, January 22
(From R.J. Ross Funeral Home) Virginia Claire Ryan, 72, of Norfolk died surrounded by loving family on Jan. 16, 2013 in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of David Ryan, to whom she was married on May 14, 1966. Born in Norwood on Aug. 12, 1940, she was a loving daughter of the late Francis and Mildred (Matthes) Hoar. She was a graduate of the Norwood High School. She was employed for many years as a clerical worker at the former Crosby Valve in Wrentham and at the Bird Machine Co. in Walpole. Virginia enjoyed knitting and a good game of Bingo; she also liked the companionship of her two cats. She enjoyed volunteering, and spent time as a volunteer at the Norfolk Public Library. In addition to her …