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LACAVA, LILLIAN - Revere  
LaCAVA, Lillian (Bevilacqua) At 100 years, in Revere, July 31st in the loving presence of her God and her devoted family. Wife of the late Robert J. LaCava. Devoted mother of Roberta A. Bengtson of Atlanta, GA & Richard C. LaCava & wife Judith of Carver, MA & Myrtle Beach, SC. Cherished grandmother of Christopher J. LaCava & wife Eliza Loyola of Driftwood, TX & Kristina A. Bengtson of Lilburn, GA. Dear sister of Joseph Bevilacqua & Gilda Mercurio, both of Revere, & the late Laura M. Bevilacqua, retired Revere Fire Lt., Alexander Drinkwater, Mary Compiano & Charles Bevilacqua. Also lovingly survived by her two great-grandchildren, Emiliano G. & Sicilia A. LaCava & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107), REVERE, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Lillian was a longtime devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish & for many years was director of the Bingo Game. Parking available left of the funeral home. Visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com .
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 2, 2015
LANDRY Jr., JAMES E. "JIM" - Woburn  
Landry, James E. "Jim" Jr. Of Woburn, unexpectedly, Monday, July 27th. Beloved husband of Margaret (McGrath) Landry. Devoted father of Leanne M. Landry and Karen M. McComiskey and her husband James, all of Woburn. Dear brother of Mary June O'Brien of IL. Cherished "Papa" of Kyle, Erin, Jack and Maura. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN, on Saturday, August 1st at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jim's memory to the MMA Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund, C/O MMA Foundation, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. (Obituary, directions, and guestbook at www.lynch-cantillon.com )
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Published in The Boston Globe on July 30, 2015
LANDY, ELINOR (AKELL) - Stoughton  
Landy, Elinor (Akell) 73, of Boynton Beach FL, formerly of Stoughton, July 20. Beloved wife of Robert Landy. Sister of Richard Akell of Waltham. Devoted Mother of Caren Levine and her husband, Lewis of Mansfield, Helaine Krebs of Hallam, PA. Stepmother of William Landy and his wife Linda of Ft Worth, TX, Stacey Orozco and Robin Loftin and her husband Jason of Boynton Beach, FL, and Sandra Ondo and her husband Joseph of Margate, FL. Loving Grandmother and Great Grandmother to many. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21st in Boynton Beach, FL. Contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.
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Published in The Boston Globe on July 28, 2015
LARSEN, JACOB ANDREW - West Roxbury  
LARSEN, Jacob Andrew, Jr. "Jake" Died peacefully at the age of 93 on July 16, 2015 at the Atlanta Hospice Center. Until five days before his death, he was living with his daughter in Tucker, GA. Jake was born at home in Magnolia Township, WI on January 25, 1922 to Jacob and Laura Larsen. He grew up with older brother Charlie, and younger brothers Leland and Irving, and sister Carol on the family dairy farm. He join the Army Air Corp in 1940 and served in W.W. II with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was stationed in North Africa, Italy and France. He was discharged in 1945. On the GI Bill, he attended the University of Wisconsin and completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. In 1948, he fell in love and married Marian McKenzie. Living in Madison, WI, they raised their family of three daughters.Jake worked for Ray-o-vac Battery Company and was transferred from Wisconsin to Massachusetts in 1965 and to South Carolina in 1967. In 1970, he went to work for Duracell. He and Marian lived in TN, NC, GA and MA. After 40 years of marriage, Marian passed away. Jake married Helen Williamson in 1990 and lived with her in West Roxbury, MA, until her death in 2009. Daughter Barbara became his social planner, travel companion, and caregiver, spending summers in Massachusetts and winters in GA. A life-long Lutheran, Jake used his time, talent, and treasure serving the church on councils, committees and choirs. He was a faithful Mason. He enjoyed bridge and cribbage. As a veteran of W.W. II, he attended 451st Bomb Squadron Reunions all over the US. He is survived by his sister Carol (husband Robert) Purcell, his three daughters: Lucinda (husband Greg) Saue, Rebecca Larsen (husband David Massengale), and Barbara Larsen. He has three grandchildren: Ilse (husband Steve) McClary, Gretchen Saue, and Elenore Hundley. He has five Great grandchildren: Lauren Fletcher, Ian McClary, Dylan McClary, Logan McClary and Mason McClary. A memorial service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 731 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA at 7 pm on July 31, 2015. Family and friends may gather at 6:30 pm. Another memorial service will be held in the future in Wisconsin where his ashes will be buried along side Marian.
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Published in The Boston Globe from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2015
LAVENDER, DAVID A. - Norwood, Ma  
LAVENDER, David A., Sr. Of Norwood, MA, formerly of Lexington, MA and Belfast, ME, July 28, 2015. Husband of the late Margaret M. (Foley) Lavender. Father of David A. Lavender, Jr. and his partner Caroline Ahdab of Pepperell, Dennis J. Lavender of Dracut, Michael E. Lavender and his partner Roberto Flores of Franklin, and Alan R. Lavender and his husband Danny Milner, Jr. of Norwood. David is also survived by his companion Bea Thompson of Morrill, ME, and by 3 grandchildren, Joshua, Andrew, and Matthew. A graveside service will be held Monday, Aug. 3 at Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford St. in Lexington at 11 am. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Bedford VA Hospice, Attn. Volunteer Services, Ref. Patient Programs, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800 www.douglassfh.com
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 2, 2015
LAWLER, JAMES C. - West Roxbury  
LAWLER, James C. (Ret. BPD) Of West Roxbury, July 30, 2015. Beloved husband of Catherine (Ohrenberger) Lawler for 63 years. Loving father of Karen Flynn and her husband Gerard of Canton, Thomas P. Lawler and his wife Carol of Plainville, Michael J. Lawler and his wife Mary of Plainville, John K. Lawler of West Roxbury, Donna Spillane and her husband James of Deerfield, NH, and the late James C. Lawler, Jr. and his surviving wife Diane of Loveland, OH. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Loving brother of the late William Lawler, (Ret BPD), Richard Lawler, Rev. Thomas Lawler, and Robert Lawler, (Ret BPD). Funeral from The Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Monday, August 3, at 9 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home Sunday, August 2, from 2-6 PM. Interment Knollwoood Memorial Park Canton, MA. Late Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 2, 2015
LEONARD, ANNE E. - Needham  
Leonard, Anne E. Of Needham, July 25, 2015. Mother of Matthew L. Ching and his wife Jen and grandmother of David F. and Dennis M. Ching all of Dedham. Sister of Connie Leonard of West Roxbury and the late Virginia Johnson. Also survived by many cousins and extended family. Graveside services will be held at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham on Friday, July 31st at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Thursday from 4-7PM. In lieu of flowers donations in Anne's name may be made to the Fisher House Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole Ma 02071. A graduate of Mass College of Art, Anne was a talented multi-medium artist. She was an art teacher for the Boston Public Schools for over 25 years until her retirement. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Anne please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201
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Published in The Boston Globe from July 29 to July 30, 2015
LEONARD, M. LORRAINE - Dedham  
LEONARD, M. Lorraine Of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury, July 28th. Loving mother of Deborah A. Nolfi of Evansville, IN, Michelle G. Metoyer and her husband Christopher of Marshfield, Scott L. Nolfi of Arlington. Also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Lorraine's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guestbook www.gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500
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Published in The Boston Globe from July 30 to July 31, 2015
LEPORE, JOSEPH G. - Watertown  
Lepore, Joseph G. Of Waltham. July 30th. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Barbara. Joseph, otherwise known as Joe Munroe, passed in his home Thursday surrounded by his loved ones. He owned and created Munroe Auto Body with his cousin Louis Leombruno and worked there for years. He was born in Watertown and enjoyed his childhood with many cousins and relatives on Cottage St. and French Terrace. He moved to Cambridge and attended Cambridge High and Latin and had aspirations to become a Latin teacher, however he enlisted into the Army and became a master welder and "body man." He spent a year in school there and was then drafted into the US Army where he fought in the Korean War and thankfully came home unharmed. He had a hard working life where he did the work he loved at the auto body garage he and his cousin built. Joseph is survived by his three children and four grandchildren. Karen Morris and her husband Jack Lakeman of Florida, Kevin Lepore and his wife Jill of Waltham, Kathy Boulter and her husband Bob of Rockport. Joe was the loving grandfather to Jesse, Joseph, Julie and Katie Lepore. Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN on Tuesday at 9:30 AM with a Funeral Mass to commence at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. For directions or to send an online condolence visit, www.devitofuneralhomes.com .
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 2, 2015
LEVESQUE, RAYMOND A. - Somerville  
LEVESQUE, Raymond A. 72, Of Somerville, formerly of North Cambridge, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Mary C. (Foley). Loving father of Jennifer Kelly and her husband Mark of Kingston, Denise Forcellese and her husband Peter of North Reading, Mark Levesque and his wife Kristen of W. Hartford, CT, and Christa Levesque of Medford. Brother of Paul and Andre both of Somerville, Ronald of Attleboro, and the late Frederick and Laurent Levesque and Suzanne Fagan. Dearest Grampy of Jack, Matthew, Aidan, Nicholas, Jenna, Madeleine, Sofia, and Oliver. Also survived by his companion Linda Eori of Billerica. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Saturday morning at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement Church, Somerville, at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Calling Hours Friday 4-8 pm. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ray's memory to John's Team, PO Box 2462, Teaticket, MA 02536-2462. Retired employee City of Somerville D.P.W. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com
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Published in The Boston Globe on July 30, 2015
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