Obituaries: August 1-14, Some with Services Today
Several Medfield families have lost loved ones recently, and some will hold services today, Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Editor’s Note: These obituaries were taken from www.legacy.com
Charles H. Stuis, of Westwood, died Aug. 13, 2012. Dear and devoted husband of Elaine Sabbag Stuis of Westwood and the late Mary (Brown). Loving father of Charles F., John, and Susan Stuis, Tina Caughey and Laura Guida, all of NJ. Loving stepfather of Julie (Clinton) and her husband Jay Layden of Medfield. Also survived by 11 loving grandchildren. SERVICES: Visiting hours Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.), West Roxbury. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Attendant parking available. Funeral Mass and interment will be held in NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions in Charles' memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Guestbook directions and other information at www.KfouryFuneral.com.
Dana Brock Darling, 88, of New London, CT, passed away on Aug. 13, 2012, at New London Hospital. He was born in Lowell, the son of Millard Stacy Darling and Mildred Ada (Beals) Darling. Dana grew up in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Weaver High School. He served in World War II, where he saw action in the 746th Tank Battalion, crossing into Europe on D-Day +7. Dana married Jean Lois Roberts in 1949 and soon after began a 32-year career in data processing at the Hartford Insurance Group. After retirement, Dana and Jean moved to New London to be close to the family's summer cottage on Tucker Pond in Salisbury. After Jean's death, Dana volunteered for many local organizations, including the Wilmot Congregational Church, the New London Hospital and the New London Historical Society. Never one to miss a good church supper, Dana traveled throughout neighboring towns to community suppers and breakfasts with a group of special friends. When there wasn't a community breakfast to attend, he was a fixture at "his table" at MacKenna's Restaurant. Dana was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Jean, in 1997 and by his daughter, Carol, in 2007. Among family members Dana leaves behind are son Charles and his wife, Sharon of Andover, CT; Sharon's daughter, Lisa Goldman and Lisa's children, Tyler, Jacob and Brock; son, Douglas and his wife, Eve Hiatt of Louisville, KY, and their children, Emily and Alice Darling; son-in-law Chris Grant and his wife, Simone Le of Medfield, MA, and Chris's children, Abigail and Daniel and Simone's children, Hannah, Sidney and Madaleine; niece Janet LaCava and nephews Robert Young and John Mehr. SERVICES: There will be a memorial service at Chadwick Funeral Service, 235 Main St., New London, on Friday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, PO Box 2209, New London, CT 03257 or LakeSunapeeVNA.org
Edith H. (Marguerite) Sabbag, 92, formerly of 282 Pleasant St. and a lifelong Franklin resident, died Sunday August 12, 2012 at the Medway Country Manor Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Elias G. Louis Sabbag, who died in 1985. Born in Franklin. Oct. 27. 1919 a daughter of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Faenza) Marguerite, she was raised and educated in Franklin. She retired from the former Corning Industries Co. in Medfield, where she worked as a production line assembler. She was a lifetime conmunicant of St. Mary’s Church in Franklin, and loved time spent with family gardening and travel. She is survived by 3 sons; Michael G. Sabbag and his companion Shirley of Omaha, Nebraska Allen L. Sabbag and his wife Cindy of West Des Moines, IA; and Richard G. Sabbag and his wife Dede of Mill Valley, CA; two sisters Emma Young of Medway and Angelina Cook of Plainville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also the sister of the late Anthony, Louis, and Michael Marguerite, Alice Braga, and Rose Davis. SERVICES: Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Thursday, Aug. 16, at 2:15 p.m. from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., Franklin, with a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4-7 p.m.
Peter J. Brown, Jr., 78, of West Springfield died Aug. 11, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center. Peter was born in Springfield, a son of the late Peter J. and Agnes (Sullivan) Brown. He was a longtime " Hungry Hill" resident, residing in West Springfield since 2007. He was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School and American International College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Peter was a self employed Real Estate Appraiser, and owned P. J. Brown & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants .He previously was employed at Union Federal Savings Bank, the U.S. Postal Service, Northeast Region as a Real Estate Officer, and at Chicopee Savings Bank as a vice-president ,lending officer. He was a member of the Springfield Planning Board from 1972-1977. He was a communicant, lecturer, and collector at the former Our Lady of Hope Church. Peter enjoyed carpentry, downhill skiing at Mount Snow, VT, summers at Point O Woods ,CT, Cape Cod and Ogunquit, ME. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Edward P "Scotty" Brown. Peter will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Teresa A. (Ahern) Brown, his son Peter J Brown, III and wife Mary (Crowley) Brown of Westford, his daughter Catherine E. Brown-Farinacci and husband Richard of Medfield, his grandchildren, Peter IV and Neil Brown and Michael and Megan Farinacci, and a sister Patricia Fairbanks of Springfield. Visiting hours for Peter are Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 4-7pm at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Rd, Springfield. SERVICES: Funeral services are Thursday, Aug. 16, 2011, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield at 11 a.m. concluding with Rites of Committal at St. Michael's Cemetery, 1601 State St., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory may be sent to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY, NY 10163-47777, or Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040.
Alvin B. Corzilius Jr., 79, of Nashua, NH, passed away Aug. 11, 2012, after a brief illness. Born in Erie, Pa., in 1933, Alvin attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture. After service with the U.S. Army, he and his wife, JoAnn, relocated to southern New Hampshire. He became a partner in the firm Benson & Corzilius Associates, which later became Benson, Corzilius & Matuszewski Architects. In 1984 he became a founding partner of CMK Architects in Manchester. In addition to JoAnn, to whom he was married for over 55 years, he leaves behind three sons, their wives, and a beloved granddaughter: Stephen and Pauline of Pike; Jeffrey, Karen and their daughter, Katharine, of Medfield, MA, and Daniel and Patricia of Norwood, MA. Alvin was very active professionally and in his community, serving on the boards of the Nashua Symphony and the Nashua Adult Learning Center. He served for many years on the New Hampshire State Board of Licensure for Architects, the Nashua Building Code Board of Appeals, and the Nashua Fire Code Board of Appeals. He was president of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for a period of time and was active with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. In his leisure time, he enjoyed trains and airplanes in both full scale and model sizes, and he was an avid World War II history buff. SERVICES: Visiting hours will be at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, between 4 and 7 p.m. Alvin's family notes that he enjoyed the companionship of many wonderful dogs throughout his life and, in lieu of flowers, they request memorial gifts be made to the Animal Rescue League of N.H., 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com.
Frederick D. Fred Oxford, 82, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at the Milford Care & Rehabilitation Center, following an extended period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of Alberta M. (Cataldo) Oxford for more than 54 years until her death in July 2009. Born in Woburn, June 21, 1930, a son of the late Arthur and Elsie (Dawe) Oxford, he was raised and educated in Woburn, and moved to Franklin in 1952. Mr. Oxford was a self-employed building contractor, and also worked as a supervisor for the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections at the work release industries program. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He attained the rank of seaman 2nd class, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in July 1954. He was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Church, and a member of the Sacred Heart Council Knights of Columbus. He loved time spent with family, especially his grandchildren, playing cards, bingo, travel and antique autos. He is survived by three sons, Paul F. Oxford and his wife, Elena, of Medfield, William B. Oxford and his wife, Lynn, of Blackstone, David A. Oxford and his wife, Lisa, of Franklin; a daughter, Linda A. Staffiere and her husband, Steven, of Canton; a brother, Louis Oxford of Natick; a sister, Winifred Whittemore of Bradford; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also the brother of the late Cyril Oxford. SERVICES: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10:15 a.m., at the Charles F. Oteri & Son, Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Sq., Franklin. Interment with military hours will follow in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in his memory sent to the Activities Fund at Milford Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10 Veterans Memorial Drive, Milford, MA 01757, would be appreciated. The Oxford family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the wonderful friends and relatives who have supported them throughout Fred’s 9 and-a-half-year illness. Whether you prepared a meal, sent a card, or sat and visited, your care and concern are deeply appreciated. We would especially like to thank Fred’s longtime and dear friend, Leon Sonny Bertone, whose regular visits brightened Fred’s days. In addition, we would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Milford Care & Rehabilitation, who cared for Fred with kindness and respect.
KELLY, Helen C. (Manning), 81, of Franklin, died Aug. 7, 2012. She was the wife of the late Patrick Kelly who died in 1982. Born in Boston, Sept. 4, 1930, the daughter of the late Richard and Helen (Greene) Manning, Mrs. Kelly was raised in South Boston and had lived in Franklin since 1963. She was the sister of the late Dorothy "Dolly" Arcand and Richard "Dick" Manning. Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Medfield State Hospital School of Nursing where she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She had been an LPN at Medfield State Hospital for over 20 years. Helen loved to travel, go to Foxwoods, play bingo, and knitting. She loved most spending time with her children and attending family gatherings. She is survived by her children, Gloria Minton and her husband Elmer of Mansfield, Steven Frechette and his wife Beatrice of Douglas, Donna Frechette and her companion Larry Doucette of Northbridge, Michael Frechette and his wife Christina of Mesa AZ, Patricia Hatfield and her husband Craig of Goldvein, VA, John Kelly and his wife Donna of Medway, and Kathleen Kelly of South Boston. She is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, her beloved Aunt Betty and many friends. Her funeral was held on Aug. 11 at St. Joseph Church, Medway, and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
Paul G. Kamendulis, 67, of Wixtead, CT, formerly of Causeway St. in Jefferson died Mon. Aug 6, 2012 after a long illness. He is survived by two daughters, Lori A. Susienka and her husband John of Douglas with whom he lived, and Melisa A. Gates and her husband Joel of Mason, NH; 2 grandchildren, Bailey Susienka and Brandon Susienka; his former wife, Anita M.R. (Vasseur) Kamendulis of Medfield with whom he was very close; a brother, Michael F. Kamendulis of Millbury, and several nephews and nieces. Born in Worcester on Jan. 24, 1945, he was son of the late Stanley W. and Mary R. (Palauskas) Kamendulis and lived in Douglas the past year. Previously, he lived in Jefferson 41 years. He also lived in Worcester several years. Paul was a graduate from St. Johns High School in Shrewsbury. He attended Northeastern University, Worcester Jr. College and Central N.E. College of Technology where he earned his Bachelors in Industrial Management. Paul worked as Quality Control manager for Astra Pharmaceutical in Worcester for 20 years. He also worked for Scholastic Book Fairs as well as Karl-Storz in Charlton. Paul enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, antiques and trips to Foxwoods. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA and also as a Naval Corpsman in Danang, Vietnam where he earned a bronze star medal. His funeral home service was held on Aug. 11, 2012. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to the homeless veterans at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. jackmanfuneralhomes.com
Steven Milliken Reggio, 60, passed away July 28, 2012, in Norfolk, VA, with his family at his side. He was born in Boston, MA, on August 5, 1951 to the late A. William Reggio, Jr. and Ann Lyndon Reggio. Steve lived in Medfield, moving to Duxbury shortly after his birth. Steve lived in Duxbury, attending the Duxbury schools until enrolling in Lawrence Academy in Groton where he graduated in 1970. After Steve's mother's death in 1965, his father moved to Glastonbury, CT, in 1968. While living in Glastonbury, Steve met Lorraine and they were married in June, 1985 in Seymour, CT, and resided in South Glastonbury, CT. Shortly after Steve's father passed away in January, 1993, Steve and Lorraine moved to Chesapeake, VA, where he resided until his death. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Hartford and an Associate's Degree in Network Engineering from Tidewater Community College. He owned Reggio Wallpaper and Painting in Glastonbury, CT, for 16 years and was employed more recently with Canon Information Technology Services in Chesapeake. Steve loved being on or near the water, was an avid reader, enjoyed watching, reading and talking about sports, especially the New England Patriots, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Reggio; brothers, A. William Reggio, III and his wife Margaret, The Villages, FL, and Lyndon Reggio, Cincinnati, OH; niece, Elizabeth Reggio, Manchester, CT; nephews, Andre Reggio IV, Manchester, CT, and Scott Reggio, Kalamazoo, MI. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chesapeake, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
MAHER, Susanne C. (Gormley), 70, of Norwood, formerly of West Roxbury. Beloved wife of William N. Maher. Devoted mother of William M. Maher and his wife Jane of Mansfield, Thomas A. Maher and his wife Loretta of Newton, Maureen A. Mayer of Roslindale, Susanne M. Maher of Needham, Margaret M. Maher of West Roxbury and Janet M. Palladino and her husband Peter ofMedfield. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Loving daughter of the late Thomas and Marguerite (Hall) Gormley. Sister of Marguerite L. Duffy of Norwood, Kathleen F. Ludka of Plymouth and the late Thomas A. Gormley. Funeral took place at St. Timothy Church, Norwood with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Neurofibromatosis Inc., 9 Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803.