Ruth E. McDonald, 90
WEST ROXBURY - Ruth E. (Loring) McDonald of Old Saybrook, CT, formerly of W. Roxbury died on June 22, 2003 age 90.
She was the widow of John J. McDonald.
Mother of Ruth Murray of North Attleboro,
Janet Crozier of Old Saybrook,CT,
John R. McDonald of Bellingham,
and Paul McDonald of Roslindale
Sister of the late P. Robert and Frank L. Loring.
Sister-in-law of Eileen (Mrs. P. Robert) Loring.
Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday June 26, at 9 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours were Wednesday 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 919 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 110, Chicago, IL 60611
Clinton MacNeill, 90,
PLAINVILLE -- Clinton R. MacNeill, 90, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday, June 18 in the Life Care Center of Attleboro. He was the widower of Mildred (Freeman) MacNeill.
Born in Franklin on Aug. 16, 1912, he was the son of the late Abner and Maud (Rockwell) MacNeill. He had attended Franklin public schools, and had resided in Plainville for over 50 years.
Mr. MacNeill had worked for Interstate for over 50 years, and had also been employed by Hillco Eyeglass Frames for many years.
He had enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by two daughters, Judith Bishop of Plainville and Joyce Hurder of North Attleboro; nine grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20 in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro. The Reverend John Grenfell officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
David L. Wall, 48
NORTON - David L. Wall, 48, of Mansfield Ave., died on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in his home.
Born November 22, 1954 in Attleboro, MA ,he was the son of the late Richard B. Sr. and Marian (Fisher) Wall.
Mr. Wall was educated in the No Attleboro Schools and was a graduate of No. Attleboro High School. He was also a graduate of Potomac Horse Academy. He resided in Norton for the past 15 years.
Mr. Wall was employed by Mansfield Bank, Mansfield, as Vice President of Retail Banking. He also was a Horse-back Riding Instructor.
He enjoyed gardening, was involved in the theatre, and was an avid collector of antiques.
He is survived by a brother, Richard B. Wall, Jr. of No. Attleboro and a sister Candace Newbury of No. Attleboro; two nieces Stacey A. Wall of No. Attleboro and Amy R. DeMelia of Mansfield, and one nephew
Christopher J. Newbury of Attleboro.
Funeral Services will be private and are provided by SPERRY & McHOUL FUNERAL HOME.
Blanche Hardin, 82
WILLIAMSTOWN - Blanche Hardin, 82, of Williamstown, MA and Stewart FL died Saturday evening, June 7, 2003 in her home. She was the widow of E. J. Hardin.
Born November 10, 1920 in Valley Falls, NY, she was a daughter of the late Paul S. and Neda (Searles) Clum.
Edna E. Demers, 76
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Edna E. Demers, 76, of Grove Street died Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. Born February 22, 1927 in North Chelmsford, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Marie A. (Paradis) Leclair.
Mrs. Demers grew up in Lowell and has been a resident of North Attleboro since 1965. She was a graduate of Notre Dame de Lourdes grammar school. She was employed as a housekeeper at Serenity Hill Nursing Home in Wrentham for over ten years and later worked independantly as a housekeeper until become ill last year.
She enjoyed walking, making friends, puzzles and animals.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Amaral of North Attleboro and Denise Lightfoot of North Attleboro; a son, Roland Demers of Liberty, MO; three sisters, Irene Jacobs of Greenville, NH, Doris Brown of Lowell and Blanche M. Foley of Cape Cod; three grandchildren, Mark Demers of Benson, AZ, Matthew Demers of Lowell and Lona R. Demers of Billerica;
Sheâ€™s also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A celebration was held in the SPERRY & McHOUL FUNERAL HOME, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on June 12 at 7:30 pm. Visiting hours were prior to Celebration of Life from 4-7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of CVNA, 141 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
Francess A. Cruickshank, 88
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Francess A. Cruickshank, 88, of Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton, RI and formerly of 549 Old Post Road in North Attleboro, MA, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Sakonnet Bay Manor. She was born in Cumberland, R.I., daughter of John L. and Maria (Knowles) Whitehead. She was the wife of the late John D. Cruickshank.
Mrs. Cruickshank worked as bookkeeper for several businesses in the North Attleboro and Providence areas including the Pawtucket Country Club and the Providence Steamboat Company. She also served as Executive Secretary of the North Attleboro Chapter of the American Red Cross. Mrs. Cruickshank was a member of the Angle Stone Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, RI. She was particularly proud of the fact that she was instrumental in initiating the hot lunch program in the No. Attleboro School system during the 1940s.
She is survived by her son Ian, of Chatham, NH, son Alan and his wife Joan of Tiverton, RI, and three grandchildren, Tyler, Hilary, and Courtney Cruickshank.
A funeral was held from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Friday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Tom Conboy officiated.
Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.
John F Donohue, 76
DORCHESTER - John Francis Donohue of Dorchester died on Friday, May 29, 2003 in Boston Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Helen (Purcell) Donohue
He was born December 12, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Donohue had been a resident of Dorchester for over 50 years. He was employed by D'arrigo Brothers , a New England Produce Market from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.
He served in the United States Navy from 1945 until 1953, serving in both WWII and Korean wars.
He loved baseball, horse racing, and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by a three daughters Kerry Donohue of Dorchester; Linda Pierce of Brockton; and Donna Fitzpatrick and her husband William of Dorchester; three sons Walter of Dorchester; Michael of Upton; Thom of Dorchester and his partner of 11 years, Paul Rufo and also 8 granchildren.
A funeral was held in the McHOUL FUNERAL HOME, 354 Adams Street, Dorchester on Monday, June 1 at 12 noon, Rev. Clifton Thuma of St. Brendan's Church officiated. Visitation was prior to service from 10-12noon. Burial followed in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Dorothea V. Brunswick
DORCHESTER - Dorothea V. (Meegan), of Dorchester died Monday, May 26, 2003.
She was the wife of the late Ralph Brunswick.
Beloved Mother of Ann and Carol of Quincy; Neil and his wife, Mary of Dorchester; Jean Stratton of Weymouth; Lori Leck of Quincy; and the late Ralph Brunswick
Also survived by grandchildren, Kerri, Noel, Neil, George, and Jessica; 2 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Rowynn
A memorial service was held in the McHoul Funeral Home, 354 Adams St., Dorchester of Thursday May 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Barbara A. Baker, 67
BROCKTON - Barbara A. Baker, 67 of Pleasant St. died Saturday, May 24, 2003 in West Acres Nursing Home.
Born April 5, 1936, in Medford Mass, she was the daughter of the late Purdy and Susie (Shupe) Baker. Miss Baker had been a resident of Brockton for the past 41 years. She also resided in Holbrook for several years and grew up in Medford.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Medford and enjoyed playing tennis.
She is survived by two sisters Elsie Baker of Milton and Gloria Egerton of Sudbury.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Sandra Tacke of Lynn.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.
Edith Jackson, 92
DORCHESTER - Edith (McCartney) Jackson of Dorchester died Friday May 23, 2003 at age 92.
Wife of the late George Jackson.
Mother of G. Robert Jackson of Cohasset.
Sister of the late Elizabeth, Jean and Robert G. McCartney.
Grandmother of John Jackson of Dorchester, G. Robert, Jr. of Ashland and Jennifer Hughes of Mamaroneck, NY.
Great-grandmother of Timothy McDonald.
A Funeral was held Wednesday May 28 at 10a.m. in the Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston. Visitation was Tuesday, May 27 from 4-8 p.m. in McHOUL FUNERAL HOME, 354 Adams St. (At Neponset Ave) Dorchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 4th Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127.
Mary Hug, 93
SMITHFIELD, RI - Mary (Gerlak) Hug, 93, of Pleasant View Avenue in Smithfield died Monday morning, May 19, 2003 in North Bay Manor, Smithfield. She was the widow of John Hug.
Born February 6, 1910 in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Mary Gerlak.
Mrs. Hug had been a resident of Smithfield, RI since August of 1998, she also resided in St. Lucie, FL for 20 years after growing up in Brooklyn, NY.
Mrs. Hug was employed as a mortgage lender at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, NY for 10 years before retiring.
Her survivors include a daughter Patricia Piazza of Attleboro, a son John A. Hug of NY and also 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She is a sister of the late Stella Wisnieski, Anna Antonucci, Ben Gerlak, & Steven Karaban.
A funeral was held from the SPERRY & McHOUL FUNERAL HOME, 15 Grove St. North Attleboro on Thursday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, North Main Street, Attleboro at 11a.m. Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery, Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of CVNA, 141 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
Marjory Bacon Cheney Shaw
BROOKLINE - Marjory Bacon Cheney Shaw , 90, died May 17, 2003 in Brookline, MA.
Wife of the late Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr.
Born June 21, 1912 to the late Austin and Ruth Cheney of Manchester, CT.
Mother of Anne and Sandra.
She is survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist, 980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are by McHoul Funeral Home, Dorchester