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Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Cianciolo

72, of Medfield, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Brennan; his cherished daughter, Laura Brennan Cianciolo, of Providence RI; his sister, Rose Marie Portera (Joe) of Oxford, MS; and two brothers, Bill Cianciolo of Oakland, TN; and Anthony Cianciolo of Nashville, TN. He was...

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Renate Spiess (Marsland)

was born on December 15, 1946 in Germany to Herbert and Elfriede Marsland. They moved to Saxonville, MA where she grew up.

Renate dedicated most of her life supporting the Doberman Rescue League where she focused on placing rescued Doberman’s into safe and loving homes. Renate’s greatest joy was spending time with her dogs,...

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Sarah (“Sally”) Mitchell Blatz Wilkins

85, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on January 3rd.

Born in Philadelphia on March 19, 1938, Sally was the eldest daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Blatz of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Janet Mitchell Cox Blatz of Scottsville, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of...

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George W. Stewart

age 97, passed away on Wednesday. March 15, 2023, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.  Born in Toronto, Canada on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the late Hugh Allen - LeRoy and Fanny Stewart.  He was raised in Canada, where after losing his father at...

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Edna Jean Hurley 

sadly passed away on March 14th, 2023, after a brief illness.

Edna was born May 4th, 1924. She was the daughter of Everett and Edna (Innes)

Crittenden of Nova Scotia, Canada. She retired from Charles Court East Condominiums where she was an office manager...

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Burton Stern

It is the rare 85 year old man with a full head of hair, but that was Burton Stern. Burt grew up in Allston, however, he loved Needham, his home for 48 years and the place he raised...

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David M. Daniels 

63, of Medway since 1994, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Juda) Daniels for the past 43 years.

Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 14, 1959, he was the son of the late...

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Elaine Kassel  

88, of Needham, MA, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, February 20. Elaine was a world traveler, relentless advocate for Democratic principles, civil rights and women’s causes, an active volunteer in the...

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Barbara Bartholomew

90, of Norfolk, passed away on February 12, 2023.

Born in Boston, MA on April 2, 1932, she was the daughter to the late Lewis L. and Margaret L. (Keefe) Bartholomew.

Barbara grew up in Norfolk and Walpole. She graduated from Walpole High...

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Evelyn Gray

Evelyn Ruth Harrison Gray, age 75, of South Daytona, FL, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Evelyn was born June 15,1947 in Norwood, Massachusetts to loving parents, the late Bernice (Donahue) and Richard Harrison, of Walpole, MA.

Evelyn is survived by her devoted lifelong partner William Dotson, her children...

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Georgette “Jo” March

Georgette “Jo” Celina March, age 97, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022 at The Carriage House in Wayland, MA.

She was born in North Dartmouth, MA to the late Yvonne and Ulric Lafond and was one of 9 children. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 64 years, Peyton...

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Erica Falcone

Erica Catherine Falcone passed away suddenly in Marietta, Georgia, on July 17, 2022 at the age of 25. She was adventurous, mischievous and empathetic to those less fortunate. Her smile lit up the room and her laughter was contagious. She was a 2015 graduate of Medfield High School and was the captain of...

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Roger Mackay

Of Medfield, and formerly of Dover, Needham and Westwood, died Tuesday, February 23, 2022 having lived a full life as a husband, father, and mentor. He is survived by his wife Nancy Fischer Mackay. He was preceded in death by his first wife Alice Guggenheimer Mackay.

Born in in Milton,...

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Warner Skomars

Warner Emanuel Skomars, 85, of Charlotte, NC passed away on February 10, 2022.  He was born in St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth Minnesota, on February 24, 1936.  Warner graduated from Duluth East High School in 1954 and the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Science Degree on 9 June 1961.  He proudly...

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Ralph Knowles

Ralph G. Knowles, 81, of Nobleboro, Maine passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022. Born in 1940 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the oldest son of 10 children, he grew up in Medfield.

Ralph had many talents: he worked in tactical aircraft maintenance for the United States Air Force and was also...

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John ‘Johnny’ Jackson, Jr.

John “Johnny” Carlton Jackson Jr., age 93, has passed away at his home in Ashland, MA. He was born in Sherborn, Massachusetts as the third child of John Carlton and Isabelle “Belle” Wing Jackson who owned Jackson Store and gas station and managed the US Post Office, a central gathering place in Sherborn...

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Evan Lautz

Evan Alexander Lautz, age 23, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 4, 1998, he was the son of Dr. David B. and Ann L. (Pink) Lautz. He spent his early years in Needham before his family settled in Medfield, Massachusetts. Evan was raised in Medfield,...

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Marie Thomas

Marie Welton Thomas, of Medfield MA, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021, at the age of 88. Born in Poughkeepsie NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Johanna (Haverkamp) Welton. Devoted mother of Mark Thomas and his wife Rebecca of Niskayuna NY, Karen Johnson and...

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Brad McMillan

A longtime resident of Medfield, MA, Brad passed away on August 14th with his close family by his side.

Brad came to Medfield in 1977.  He was an active member of the community especially as both his children grew-up in Medfield.  Brad managed and operated Millis Pharmacy for nearly 20 years. Brad...

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Elisabeth Mann

Elisabeth Theresa (Berlin) Mann 91, of Medfield, Massachusetts passed away on August 8th, 2020 at the Thomas Upham House, Medfield where she has been residing since September after a fall last July.

Born in Hanover, Germany she lived through World War I. Elisabeth was one of ten children and had 6 older...

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