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Strug, Eleanor M. - Stoughton  
Eleanor M. (Misiewicz) Strug, 87, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Emil J. Strug. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Boston, and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School. She was a longtime resident of Stoughton. Mrs. Strug was a dedicated homemaker and mother. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Easton Garden Club. A parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton, in her free time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking. She is survived by her children, Stephen J. Strug and his wife Teresa of Halifax, Susan M. Keshian and her husband Daniel of Boston, Christopher G. Strug and his wife Susan of Westboro and Scott D. Strug and his wife Elaine of White Plains, N.Y. She was the sister of Dr. Robert Misiewicz of Norton, Joan Kovaly of Dover and the late Irene Grynkiewicz. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 6 nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Autism Speaks, Attn: Web Gift, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com . Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Published in The Enterprise on May 6, 2015
Teceno, Betty J.  
Betty Jane (Halseth) Teceno, age 88, died on April 24, 2015. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Teceno Sr. Born in Chicago, June 19, 1926, she was daughter of the late Pearl and Ingwald Halseth. Betty lived in Bemidji, Minn., for a while. In her early teens, her family moved to South San Francisco, where Joseph A. Teceno met her. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard at the time. They moved to Middleboro, and on January 12, 1947, were married in the middle of a snow storm, they went on a train to Boston for their honeymoon. They were the proud parents of two sons, Joseph A. Teceno Jr. and his wife Kathy of Westborough, and their three children, Cali Marie, Tyler Jon, and Timothy Michael, and Scott Douglas Teceno and his wife Krissy of Whitman, and their four children, Ashley, Hannah, Samantha, and Dean. She is also survived by her sister, LeAnne Crayton of Indiana. She was sister of the late Donald, Manley, and Harley Halseth. Private arrangements were handled by the Ashley Funeral Home, Middleboro.
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Published in The Enterprise on Apr. 30, 2015
Turner, Verna A.  
Verna Alice (Snow) Turner passed away peacefully embraced in the loving arms of her family on Saturday morning, February 14, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years and joined Linwood "Lenny" Turner on Valentine's Day. Alice was born in Brockton, January 9, 1933, where she resided until her marriage. After graduating from Brockton High School, she worked at New England Telephone Company. Her favorite job was being an at home mom but when her children went to school, she was hired as the first teacher's aide in Taunton and worked at Barnum, Barney and Leddy schools. For 42 years, she was employed as a switchboard operator and then lead operator at Morton Hospital and worked there full time into her 70s. She proudly served on the Taunton School Committee for 6 years with her campaign slogan of "Verna Turner for the Learner" and advocated strongly for the children of Taunton. She was a past Worthy Matron and member for 59 years of the order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix Chapter 79. She worked diligently with her mother and siblings to preserve the Little Red School House in Brockton and have it moved to it's present site where it serves as a museum. Alice was an original member of Winthrop Street Baptist Church Couples Club and organized many pot luck suppers and game nights and was also selected as one of the first Deaconesses at the Baptist Church. She was a former Girl Scout leader. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she helped organize a breast cancer support group in Taunton. She and her family participated in many Relays for Life and she always came up with a fun theme for the t-shirts. She and Lenny were able to participate in a few survivor laps completing it hand in hand. At Morton Hospital, she was an original board member of the Morton Credit Union and Social Club with her favorite role being to help organize the Employees' Children's Christmas Party. Alice possessed a wonderful sense of humor, creativity, and zest for life. She loved playing cards and games with family and friends and was able to stand on her head into her 70s which livened up many events. Alice loved watching sports on television but enjoyed them even more when her children and grandchildren were playing and rarely missed any of their games. Alice loved traveling to Wareham, Maine, and Mittersill and the special friendships she made there. She was generous and giving in a most unassuming way. Her family has had many clubs and individuals approach them to tell of her silent contributions. Her greatest pride and joy was her children, grandchildren and family and her time with them was cherished and full of laughter and love. Alice was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Newcomb) Snow; and daughter-in-law of the late Linwood and Viva Turner. She was predeceased by her twin brother, Vernon, brothers, Joseph, Linwood, Emery and Arnold Snow. She was the mother of Nancy Renaud and Steven Turner, and the late Bruce Turner. She is also survived her daughters-in-law, Mary (Clemmey) Turner and Mary (Resendes) Turner; her grandchildren, Ryan and his wife Erynn, and Seth Turner, Aaron and his wife Emily, Evan and Austin Renaud, Kelsie, Zachary, and Alec Turner; her great-grandchildren, Makayla and Brody Renaud; her sister, Sarah Carlson; brothers, Timothy and David Snow; and many cherished nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins and friends. Alice is also survived by Elaine Murphy, Bruces fiance. Alice's family sincerely thanks Taunton Nursing Home for their exceptional care. They are eternally grateful for the love they gave her and the respect they showed her, always treating her like a family member. They also express their gratitude to Beacon Hospice for the comfort and compassion they gave during Alice's final months. A memorial service will be held for Alice and her son Bruce (who passed away 10 days after his mom), Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Methodist Church, 176 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity. Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home is assisting the Turner family. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com .
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Published in The Enterprise on Apr. 29, 2015
Ullian, Harris  
Harris Ullian, 88, passed away on May 4, 2015, from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Harris was the husband of his beloved late wife, Sema Ullian; father to Laura Uliian, Martha Rustigian, the late Abbie Ullian Corey; grandfather to Nicholas and Tanya Rustigian; father-in-law to Robert Rustigian and Robert Corey; uncle to many loving nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Abraham and Sayde Ullian. He grew up in Brockton, Mass., raised a family in Easton, Mass., and lived in Bristol, R.I., as a resident at the VA for the past 6 years. Harris attended Thayer Academy where he was a sports enthusiast, excelling in football, basketball, and tennis. He was an active piano player in the school orchestra. After high school, Harris served in the Navy as an aviation meteorologist during World War II. Mr. Ullian graduated from Brown University in 1950 after earning a football scholarship. After Brown, he attended Syracuse University where he earned two graduate degrees, in English and Biology. He and his mother owned and operated Ullian's Sweater Shop in Brockton. He opened Teen Haven of Brockton and Quincy, Mass., specializing to in juniors sportswear. In 1977, he closed the clothing stores to dedicate his full time career to music. With his lifelong passion for jazz music, Harris played gigs as a second income. Harris was a member of the Brockton, Boston and Providence federation of musicians. He played with the Benny Goodman Band in his Navy years and wrote prize-winning scores for drama productions at Brown University. Harris taught jazz piano for 30 years in Easton, many of his students became accomplished musicians. He was recognized by the Easton Music Parents Organization with a scholarship that bears his name. As his MS progressed, he adapted his piano method by playing the melody rather than the chords with his left hand. He continued playing in two bands, entertaining at his Assisted Living Home and later at the RI Nursing Home. Despite living with MS for 38 years, Harris rose to its challenges on a daily basis. He was a true example of strength and integrity. Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to a charity of one's choice. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. For online condolences, please visit ShalomMemorialChapel.com .
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Published in The Enterprise on May 5, 2015
Wallin, Marguerite D.  
Marguerite D. Grans (Hartel) Wallin, age 96, of North Easton, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston and raised in Boston and Quincy, a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Hartel. She had been a resident of North Easton for the past 16 years, previously living in Sandwich for many years. A 1936 graduate of Quincy High School, Marguerite retired in 1988 from the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds. Previously, she was the secretary for Chief Barry of the Quincy Fire Department from 1960 to 1970. Marguerite enjoyed music, playing the piano, and had been a member of the Cape Cod Sweet Adelines. She also enjoyed square dancing. Most importantly, Marguerite cherished her time spent with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Marguerite is survived by her two daughters, C. Joan Ortega of Raynham and Marguerite R. Abdoulaye of North Easton. She was the grandmother of Ernest, Dennis, Jarrod Ortega, Nicole Coite and the late Frank Ortega; great-grandmother of Tori Ernst, Zack, Joe, Jill, Kyle, Marissa and Jude Ortega, Jacob, Paige and Madison Coite and Taylor and Abby Piccuito; and great great-grandmother of Vivian and Carter Ernst. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marguerite was the sister of the late Edna Wayson, Betty and Virginia Buckley and Ralph Hartel. Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte. 123), Brockton, Wednesday 4-8 p.m. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Thursday at 9 a.m. for a funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Bay View Cemetery, Sandwich. Donations in Marguerites name may be made to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. For condolences and directions please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Enterprise on May 5, 2015
Whitaker, Charles W.  
Charles Warren Walkie Whitaker, 88, of Braintree, died on April, 29, 2015. He was born in Boston, July 15, 1926, son of Charles W. and Elizabeth Whitaker. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll at Iwo Jima and his ship, the USS Chester was among the vanguard at the signing of the peace treaty. He later worked as a ship builder in Quincy where he retired after 27 years. He was a positive force in countless peoples lives and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews. He was a frequent walker at Pond Meadow Park in Braintree and had a remarkable affection for dogs of every size and shape. Charles is survived by his former wife, Mary Whitaker of Brockton. He was the father of 11 children and stepchildren; remembered with love by Ann Doyle of South Boston, Peter Whitaker of Dorchester, Frank Oldakowski of Hull, Sharon Oldakowski of Waltham, Charles Whitaker Jr. of Abington, Cheryl Byrnes of Crofton, Md., David Whitaker of Dunedin, Fla., Maria Whitaker of Pittsburgh, Pa., Christopher Whitaker of Newton and the late Paul Oldakowski and Charles E. Whitaker. He is survived by 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Ferolito, Ernest and Edgar Whitaker; and his devoted nephew, Ron Whitaker. Two of his siblings predeceased him, Elizabeth (Lee) Neal and Lawrence (Mike) Whitaker. A private service and memorial remembrance will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169. (The Peck Funeral Homes, www.peckservices.com )
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Published in The Enterprise on May 4, 2015
Williams, Arthur  
Arthur Williams, 91, of Brockton, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2015. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Louis and Annie (England) Williams. Arthur was the beloved husband of Belle Mae (Perry) Williams; father of Diane Brooks of Boston and Jacqueline Broussard of California; brother of Nathaniel E. Williams and his wife Mary of Brockton, and the late Harold Williams, Jacob Williams, Albert Williams, Samuel E. Williams Sr., Isaiah Williams, Joe Williams, Walter Williams, Evelyn Williams, Sarah Heyward and Elouise Flarisee. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. All are welcome to calling hours Friday, May 1, from 9 -11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. service in Waitt Funeral Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Burial to follow at Melrose Cemetery. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.
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Published in The Enterprise on Apr. 29, 2015
Wyatt, William C.  
William C. Wyatt, 50, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, died May 3, 2015. He had worked in construction for many years and enjoyed fishing, sports, music and motorcycles. William was the loving father of William C. Wyatt Jr. of Brockton; dear son of Marjorie A. Wyatt of Taunton and the late Charles L. Wyatt; longtime love of Anne Audette; beloved brother of Susan Wyatt of Brockton and Kenneth Wyatt (and Jennifer) of Middleboro; and an adored uncle of Justin and Katherine Wyatt. William also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. All are welcome to calling hours Thursday 5-8 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, and his funeral service Friday at 10 a.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel. Cremation and private committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.
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Published in The Enterprise on May 6, 2015
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