VIRGINIA R. (WHITE) LOFTIN
Visiting Hours: Omitted
Memorial Service: Thursday, June 24, 10 AM, Farley Funeral Home.
Virginia R. (White) Loftin, 82, died Sunday, June 20 at the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. She was the wife of the late Robert V. Loftin. Born in Lexington, she was educated in Easton schools. She has been a resident of Stoughton for 52 years. Mrs. Loftin was a seamstress for a curtain company in Stoughton for many years before retiring over 20 years ago. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed taking drives with her husband years ago.
Mrs. Loftin is survived by her sons, Stephen E. of Halifax, Robert M. of Pocasset and Ronald of Stoughton as well as her siblings, Wendell C. White of Norton, Vernon White of Easton and Myrtle Buron of Bridgewater. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Corbett.
Memorial Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Thursday at 10 AM. Visiting Hours omitted. Interment will be private. Donations in Virginia's name may be made to American Diabetes Assn., 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, 02210.
BRENDA M. (CROWLEY) HARRINGTON
Visiting Hours: Friday, June 18, 2-5 & 6-8 PM.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 19, 10 AM, St. James Church, 560 Page St., Stoughton.
Educator, entrepreneur, author and mother of two, Brenda M. (Crowley) Harrington, 65, died at home in Stoughton on Monday, June 14 of diabetic complications. Born in Boston, Mrs. Harrington attended St. Patrick's School in Roxbury and graduated from Monsignor Ryan High School in Dorchester. She was an active class officer and alumna. She received her Bachelors degree in English and Education from the Boston College School of Education where she participated in theater and in school governance. She became an active alumna and was a Marshall at the school's 25th anniversary celebration. She received her Master's degree in Education from Boston State College while teaching at Hyde Park High School for 7 years.
Married in 1966 to Joe Harrington, she moved to Stoughton and began parenting their two children, Megan and Christopher. She became an active member of the Stoughton community being a town meeting member for nearly a decade, a charter member of POPS, Parents for Performing Students which supported the award winning music and drama programs at Stoughton High School, taught CCD at St. James and Our Lady of the Rosary churches, and, along with her husband, founded and developed a CYO program for the young people of St. James Church.
In 1975 she returned to teaching English at Stoughton High School. In 1979 she, along with her husband, founded College Academy and College Gate, which soon became one of the largest summer academic enrichment programs in the United States for children in grades K-8. She was responsible for staffing and curriculum development. Over the past 26 years, the programs have addressed the intellectual needs of over 35, 000 students from across the country and from numerous foreign lands. She was Vice-President of Learning Incorporated and a member of its Board of Directors. She published articles on educating the gifted and talented and made presentations at numerous national and international conferences on gifted education.
Mrs. Harrington was the beloved wife of Joseph F. Harrington of Stoughton, devoted mother of Megan H. Booth and her husband J. Justin of Arlington, VA and Christopher J. Harrington and his wife Lisa of Bridgewater, grandmother of Mikayla and Isabelle Booth and Tyler Harrington, sister of the late Rev. John Crowley and Daniel Crowley and half-sister of Paul Crowley of Dover.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Friday 2-5 & 6-8 PM. Donations in Brenda's name may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, 02215. Interment will be private.
JOHN CHARLES "CHUCK" KIME, JR.
Visiting Hours: Thursday, June 17, 4-8 PM.
Funeral Mass: Friday, June 18, 9 AM, Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton.
John Charles Kime, Jr., 39, died unexpectedly Monday, June 14 at the Morton Hospital in Taunton. He was the son of John C. Kime, Sr. and his wife Jane A. Curran-Kime of Sandwich and the late Andrea H. (Peacock) Kime. Born in Boston, he was educated in Stoughton Schools. He was a resident of Taunton for 5 years after living in Stoughton for many years.
Mr. Kime is also survived by his sister, Kathleen S. Kime of Arlington.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday at 8: 15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday 4-8 PM. Donations in Chuck's name may be made to Stoughton Assn. of Exceptional Citizens (SAEC), P.O. Box 153, Stoughton, 02072. Interment will be private.
BEVERLY F. (ALLEN) FISHER
Visiting Hours: Omitted
Memorial Service: Tuesday, June 15, 11 AM, Farley Funeral Home.
Beverly F. (Allen) Fisher, 65, died at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro on Thursday, June 10. She was the former wife of Robert A. Fisher, Jr. of Brockton. Born in Cambridge, she was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Tufts Dental School as a dental assistant. She was a housewife at home. Ms. Fisher was also active with the Order of Eastern Star in Stoughton where she was a past Worthy Matron. In her free time she enjoyed traveling.
In addition to her former husband, she is survived by a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Allen.
A memorial service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday at 11 AM. Visiting Hours omitted. Interment will be private.
PAUL F. DAHILL
Visiting Hours: Frisday, June 11, 4-8 PM.
Graveside Service: Monday, June 14, 1: 45 PM, VA National Cemetery, Bourne.
Paul F. Dahill, 63, died at his companion's home in Norton on Tuesday, June 8 after a brief period of failing health. He was the loving companion of Catherine A. (Kirrane) McCarthy of Norton. Born in Boston, Mr. Dahill was a graduate of Arlington High School and Emerson College. He has resided in Hingham for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era. Mr. Dahill was a custom cabinet designer at Kitchen Sync in Hingham for 20 years. He was a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Society and the Designer Guild.
In addition to his companion Cathy, Mr. Dahill is survived by his sons, Scott M. Dahill and his wife Eva of Hingham, Patrick J. Dahill of FL and Neill E. Dahill of Hingham. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, his former wife, Carol Ann (Paretta) Laga of CT and his companion's children, Jamie and Kira J. McCarthy.
Visiting Hours will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday from 4-8 PM. Graveside Service will be held at VA National Cemetery, Bourne on Monday at 1: 45 PM. Donations in Paul's name may be made to Road to Responsibility, 1831 Ocean St., Marshfield, 02050.
JAMES E. ANDREWS
Visiting Hours: Friday, June 11, 4-8 PM.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 12, 9 AM, Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton.
James E. Andrews, 25, died unexpectedly at his apartment in Orlando, FL on June 5. Born in Stoughton, he attended Stoughton Schools and was a graduate of Southeastern Regional Technical High School in Easton. A longtime resident of Stoughton, he had lived in Orlando for about 3 years. He worked as a travel agent. In his free time, he enjoyed sports, movies and playing video games. He was a fan of the New England Patriots.
Mr. Andrews leaves his parents, Lynne M. (Mayo) Andrews and Edward R. Andrews both of Stoughton. He was the brother of Jeffrey M. and Sarah L. Andrews both of Stoughton. He was the grandson of Margaret (McCann) Andrews and Edward F. Mayo both of Stoughton and the late Mary A. (Mahoney) Mayo and the late Donald E. Andrews. He is also survived by his fiancé Angela Sylvia of Stoughton and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Saturday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Friday 4-8 PM. Donations in Jim's name may be made to his family c/o Lynne Andrews, 279 Mechanic St., Canton, 02021. Burial will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.
MARY E. (McKEON) FRIEND
Visiting Hours: Sunday, June 6, 5-8 PM.
Funeral Mass: Monday, June 7, 9 AM, Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton.
Mary E. (McKeon) Friend, 87, died at the Caritas Good Samaritan in Brockton on Thursday, June 3 after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Friend. Born and educated in Boston, Mrs. Friend was a resident of Stoughton since 1950. She was a switchboard operator for Stone & Forsyth Wholesale Paper Co. in Boston and also worked as an office manager for Hebrew Home for the Aged in Dorchester for 17 years. She retired over 30 years ago. An accomplished piano player, she enjoyed talk radio, television, and spice drops.
Mrs. Friend is survived by her children, Barbara A. Glicksman of Mattapoisett, Robert H. Friend, Jr. of Wareham and Nancy E. LeClerc of NH, her daughter-in-law, Geraldine Friend of Raynham, her brother, Robert McKeon of Braintree and her sister, Ann McGillivary of Dorchester. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Monday at 8: 15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 9 AM. Visiting Hours Sunday 5-8 PM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Donations in Mary's name may be made to Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, 01803.
RITA MARIE D. "MEMERE" (BLETTE) TRACY
Visiting Hours: Wednesday, August 4, 4-8 PM
Funeral Mass: Thursday, August 5, 10 AM, Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton.
Rita Marie D. "Memere" (Blette) Tracy, 92, died August 1 at the Copley at Stoughton after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John W. Tracy, Sr. Born in Brockton to the late Frank and Adele (Emond) Blette, she was a graduate of Sacred Heart School in Brockton. She was a resident of Stoughton for over 50 years. Mrs. Tracy was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton for over 50 years and a member of its Rosary Group. A housewife at home with her family, her love for children and her faith commitment led her to years of devotion to the care of her own children and many Catholic Charities babies.
Mrs. Tracy is survived by her children, John W. Tracy, Jr. and his wife Ann of N. Easton, Philip R. Tracy and his wife Mary A. Skinski-Tracy of Norton, Cynthia A. Johnson and her husband Donald of W. Bridgewater, Judith A. Tracy of Quincy and Dr. James F. Tracy and his wife Mary Ellen of Coral Gables, FL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wilfred, Frank, Joseph, Ernest and Philip Blette and her sister, Mabel Smith.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Thursday at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery
in Brockton. Donations in Rita's name may be made to Catholic Charities of Boston, 75 Kneeland St., Boston, 02111.
MARY E. (DUFFY) MEIER
Visiting Hours: Omitted.
Funeral Services: Private.
Mary E. (Duffy) Meier, 88, died Saturday night at the LifeCare Center in West Bridgewater. She was the wife of the late Eric R. Meier. Born in Framingham, she was a graduate of St. Margaret's High School in Dorchester. Mrs. Meier was a resident of Stoughton for over 50 years. She worked as a bookkeeper for Merkert Enterprises in Canton for over 35 years and retired many years ago.
She was the mother of Eric J. of Bridgewater, David of Middleboro, Christina Altieri of FL and Elizabeth A. "Betty" Meier. She leaves her brother of Leo Duffy of Quincy. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be private. Donations in Mary's Name may be made to Alzheimer's Assn, 36 Cameron Ave, Cambridge, 02140.