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Barter, Arthur  
Arthur Art Barter, age 73, of Allen, Texas, passed away May 5, 2015. Art was born August 12, 1941, in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Arthur Harold and Marjorie A. (Short) Barter. He married Cynthia Allen on November 25, 1993, in Plano, Texas. Art proudly served in the United States Navy. He was always proud of his grandchildren and they had a special place in his heart. Art loved riding his motorcycle, golfing, and sailing. He was a true New England sports fan especially the Patriots and the Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Barter of Allen, Texas; daughter, Catherine Atamian and husband, John of Naples, Florida; son, Joey Turner and wife, Emily of Plano, Texas; grandson, John Atamian; granddaughter, Emma Turner; brothers, Robert Barter and wife, Sue and Alan Barter and wife, Joyce, all of Florida; sister, Beverly Rainville and husband, Norman of Florida; sister-in-law, Gerrie Barter of Waltham, Massachusetts; Uncle Bob Short and wife, Laura, also of Waltham; first wife, Marilee Florence of Florida; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Mary Ann Allen of Plano, Texas; brother-in-law, Jerry Allen, Jr. and wife Judy of Waco, Texas; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rick Barter. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, www.prescs.org or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org . To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com .
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from May 28 to June 4, 2015
Burke, Joan D.  
Mrs. Joan D. (Bond) Burke, of Waltham and Naples, Florida died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home. She was 79. Joan was born in Waltham on April 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Charles and Sophie (Ramsay) Bond, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1954 graduate of Waltham High School. On May 26, 1957 she married her longtime beau, Waltham native Philip E. Burke, III, in Beth Eden Baptist Church and the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. They also spent many happy winters at their home in Naples, Florida. Until her retirement Joan worked as a secretary for Bird Precision in Waltham. Before that she held the same position at P.E. Burke Moving and Storage and for Judge Paul Connolly of Waltham. She was a terrific homemaker and a talented crafter. Joan kept her home meticulous and took great pride in her garden. She was skilled at counted cross-stitching, quilting and sewing and enjoyed time spent playing hymns and songs on the organ at home. In addition to her husband of fifty-eight years, Phil, she leaves her children, Philip E. Burke and his wife, Michelle, of Sudbury, Cathy J. Burke of Warwick, Rhode Island and Jeffrey C. Burke and his wife, Carol, of Farmington Hills, Michigan; her grandchildren, Justin Burke, Tyler Burke, Kristen Spartichino, Dominic Spartichino, Carly Burke, Heidi Burke, Kristen Burke and Holly Burke; her brother, Charles Bond and his wife, Myrna, of Peachtree City, Georgia and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 22nd, in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the charity of one's choice. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from May 28 to June 4, 2015
Fennelly Jr., Richard - Framingham  
Mr. Richard M. Fennelly, Jr. of Framingham, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was 80. Dick was born in Newton on November 6, 1934, a son of the late Richard M. and Josephine F. (Nally) Fennelly. He was raised in Newton where he graduated from Our Lady Help of Christians High School. After that he served with the United States Army Reserves while he attended Boston University. After his B.U. graduation Dick was drawn to serve people in the funeral profession and enrolled at the former New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embaming, now a part of Mount Ida College in Newton. He served his apprenticeship, first at the Frederic J. Crosby Funeral Home in West Roxbury and then with Walthams William J. Walsh of the Walsh Funeral Home on High Street. Dick became well acquainted with the Waltham community and began working full time with the Walsh firm in 1958. While he was still in school he began courting Watertown native Joan M. Daggett and after their marriage they moved into the apartment above the funeral home and made Waltham their home before moving to Framingham in 2001. In 1972 Dick became the sole owner of the funeral home and later changed the name of the firm to Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home that he operated with his daughter Karen until his retirement in 2002. Dick will long be remembered for his gregarious personality, his spirit of generosity and his eagerness to help those in need. He served his family, his profession and his community well. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Oakley Country Club in Belmont. Dick also belonged to the Knights of Columbus in Newton, the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 in Waltham, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2152 in Waltham, the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1018 in Waltham and the 100 Club of Massachusetts. Dick was also a longtime parishioner of Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Waltham where he served as an usher and a member of the parish Saint Vincent dePaul Council. He was also a former board member of the Waltham Boys & Girls Club and the Waltham Kiwanis Club. The husband of the late Joan M. (Daggett) Fennelly, he leaves his children, Richard M. Fennelly, III and his wife, Judi, of Millbury, Gregory Fennelly and his wife, Rosemarie, of Natick, Karen J. Fennelly of Framingham, and William W. Fennelly and his wife, Laura, of Millbury; his grandchildren, Ashley, Richard M., IV, Gregory S., Kyle P., Christopher R., and William M. Fennelly; his brother and sister, William J. Fennelly of Mendon and Sheila A. Anderson and her husband, Donald, of Waltham and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Dicks life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, May 26th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. To share a memory and to offer condolences online please visit www.JoyceFuneralHome.com
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Gardner, Clifford R.  
Mr. Clifford R. Gardner, of Waltham, adored husband, father, grandfather died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. He was 86. Clifford was born May 7, 1929 and was raised and educated in Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School. He served his country honorably during World War II in the United States Army in Korea with Company B of the 6th Engineers. Meeting his sweetheart, Dorothy L. Thornburg at the West Somerville Baptist Church, they married there on February 17, 1951. The couple moved to Waltham in 1957 and he later graduated from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning School. He worked many years at H.P. Hood & Sons Co. in Charlestown and Watertown. Cliff established his own real estate company in 1974, Gardner Realty in Belmont and was a very successful broker. Cliff was also a private contractor inspector for the Waltham Housing Authority. Cliff was an active, devoted and committed member of the First Baptist Church and at various points served on all its boards and building committees and was the church moderator for 18 years. At the time of his death he was the chairman of the board of trustees. In earlier years he was a master councilor of Boston Demolay and member of King Solomon's Masonic Lodge in Somerville and Triad Masonic Lodge in Newton. He was a member of the O.P.A. in Ocean Park, Maine where he and his family spent many happy summers together. Cliff's family offers words of thanks to VNA Hospice and the Visiting Angels for the wonderful and tender care of Cliff and the family during his brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Dorothy L. (Thornburg) Gardner; his cheirshed children, Ellen G. Licato and her husband, Michael, and Stephen D. Gardner and his wife, Catherine, all of Waltham; and he was very proud of his grandchildren, Thomas Gardner and his wife, Kristin, Stephen Gardner Jr. and his wife, Lauren, Brian Gardner and Suzanne Licato DeGisi and her husband, Costantino and his great-granddaughters Allison and Jillian Gardner, all of Waltham. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 22nd, in The First Baptist Church, 400 Lexington Street, Waltham. Burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made The First Baptist Church, 400 Lexington Street, Waltham 02452. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
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Kamphaus, Donald - Frederick  
Donald W. Kamphaus 04 June 1924 | 10 May 2015. Our much loved Dad, at nearly 91, went home to rest, early Mothers Day. Born in Cincinnati, OH, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII. He found his true calling as a commercial artist and creative director. His family followed him across the country as he pursued his passion, finally settling in Waltham, MA. He was a fixture in the Boston advertising world for over 30 years, working for Star Market, Stop and Shop and later his own agency, The Kamphaus Advantage. He retired to Cape Coral, FL in 1986. Hes proceeded in death by his wife, Johnnie Kamphaus and daughter, Paula Kamphaus. He leaves behind his daughter, Eileen Murray, son in law, Kevin Murray, Sons, Richard, James and Michael, daughter in law, Linda Kamphaus, son in law Jack Wade, daughter, Lisabeth Knotts and son in law, Stephen Knotts (LTC-R). 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren and countless friends. He lived a long and full life. A memorial Catholic Mass and celebration of life party will be held July 18, 2015 at St. Michaels Church, Mt. Airy, MD.
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Kotsifas, George N. - Waltham  
George N. Kotsifas of Waltham died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. He was 83. A lifelong Waltham resident, Mr. Kotsifas was born on July 2, 1931, a son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Marchacos) Kotsifas. George was a quality control inspector for the W.H. Nichols Company in Waltham for over forty-two years until his retirement. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and served in the U.S. Air Force as well as the National Guard. George was a member of the Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown for many years. An avid Red Sox fan, he also enjoyed gardening. George is survived by his children, Nicholas G. Kotsifas and his wife, Kathleen, of Natick and Arthur A. Kotsifas and his wife, Christine, of Arlington; his grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as "Papou", Angela, Alexandria, and Lucas Kotsifas; his sister, Bess Karamas of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Peter Kotsifas, Theresa Manos, Clara Boisvert, and Effie Pappas. A Funeral Service is being held on Thursday, May 28th, in the Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.co
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LaBrache, Deacon Leo F.  
Deacon Leo F. LaBrache, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 87. Deacon Leo was born in Marlborough on January 9, 1928, a son of the late Albert O. and Alida (Lariviere) LaBrache, and was a graduate of Marlborough High School. During the Korean War he served with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. After his discharge from the service he graduated from the Cambridge School of Radio Broadcasting and worked in radio for a time before becoming the manager of marketing and advertising for BLH Electronics in Waltham. After that he held the same position for American Optical, also in Waltham, and handled all of their trade shows throughout the country. For a number of years he managed 'The Village' in Watertown and oversaw what was then a new concept in real estate, the conversion of the housing development from apartments to condominiums. In 1979 Deacon Leo was part of the second graduating class of the diaconate program of the Archdiocese of Boston and was ordained by Humberto Cardinal Medeiros in Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton. His assignments included Saint Jude's in Waltham, Saint Theresa's in Watertown, Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Brighton and, until his retirement, Saint Patrick's Parish in Watertown. He also served as the chaplain for Saint Francis of the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Council No. 14091 in Waltham. Deacon Leo leaves his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Frances M. (Cotoia) LaBrache; his children, Paul LaBrache and his wife, Janice (Guelli), Denise Marini and her husband, Larry, and John LaBrache, all of Waltham; his grandchildren, Nicolas and Danielle Marini and Ryan and Jennifer LaBrache and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Irene Otis and Doris Keyser. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, May 22nd, in Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Patrick's Parish, 26R Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
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Timm, Eugenie C. - Fort Wayne  
Mrs. Eugenie C. Jean (Carlin) Timm, 91, of Milford MA died unexpectedly on Saturday (May 16, 2015) in Cologne, Germany while vacationing. Beloved wife of the late Edward O. Timm, Jean was born in Fort Wayne Indiana, the daughter of the late William and Edna Carlin. Jean was pre-deceased by her sisters, Mary (Don) Brogan of Fort Wayne IN and Martha (Eldon) Siebenalor of Hamilton IN. Educated in Fort Wayne, Jean was a 1941 graduate of Central Catholic High School, continuing her education at Bernau College and Indiana University. In 1947 Jean and Ed were married in Fort Wayne and began their 65 year adventure. 1958 brought them to Framingham MA, when Ed founded The Timross Company, Inc. of which Jean was treasurer. While in Framingham they enjoyed many years and successes, golfing at the Framingham Country Club where Jean was President of the Womans Golf Association. Jean often referred to the time spent in Framingham raising her children as the happiest years of her life. Upon retirement in 1982, Jean and Ed relocated to Vero Beach FL where they continued their avid interest in golf as members of The Vero Beach Country Club. It was in Vero Beach that Jean renewed her interest in water color painting, selling many of her paintings at private shows and local galleries. Jean was also an accomplished bridge player. In 2005 Jean and Ed relocated to Fort Wayne IN. Following Eds death in 2013, Jean came to live in Milford MA. Jean leaves her children, Mary Timm Gomes of Fort Wayne IN; Mike (Jeanne) Timm of Milford MA; Margaret Timm (John Zimmerman) of Fort Wayne IN; Rob (Laurie) Timm of Odenton MD. Grandchildren: Dan Zimmerman (Sara) of Anderson IN; Mike Timm Jr. of Milford MA; Allison Timm and her fiancee, Dan Mondello of South Weymouth MA; Jane Gomes and her fiance, Ben Rivard of Champagne IL; Mary Timm-Zimmerman (Kyle Carey) of Fort Wayne IN; Mattie Timm-Zimmerman of Chicago IL; and Carlin Timm of Odenton MD; Great Grandchildren: John Gammon Zimmerman and August William Zimmerman of Andersin IN and many nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes cremation will follow and private committal services will be held in Angola IN. Please visit www.edwardsmemorialfuneralhome.com for condolence book. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Soup Kitchen, 1101 South Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802-3202 or to The New England Wild Flower Society (Garden in the Woods), 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham MA 01701.
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from May 28 to June 4, 2015

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Connolly Sr., Paul A.  
Paul A. Connolly Sr., 82, of Darlington, SC, formerly of Waltham, MA, died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Lowell, MA, a son of the late James and Marion Higgins Connolly. Paul served in the US Army and was a Korean War Veteran with the Army Security Agency. He was a graduate of Boston English High School and attained a BA/MA degree from Boston State Teachers College, with credits towards his Doctorate from Boston University. Paul worked as a teacher at Solomon Lewenberg Middle School in Mattapan, MA, a model teacher in Boston, assistant principal at Gavin Middle School in South Boston. He was also the principal at Central Middle School and at South Middle School, both in Waltham, MA. Paul was director of the drug program for the city of Boston. He retired as principal of Fitzgerald Elementary School and Banks Elementary School, both in Waltham, MA, as well as assistant principal of Taunton Middle School. He was also a starter at Round Hill Country Club in Sandwich, MA. Paul was a member of the Lions Club and the American Legion in Waltham and the Gridiron Club in Boston. He was a school committee member for nine years in Waltham and was a member of the MA Teachers/Principal Association and was the recipient of many educational awards over the years. Paul is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Keelan Connolly; his daughters, Clare Welch of Waltham, MA, and Debra Connolly of Camden, SC; his son, Paul Connolly, Jr. of Darlington, SC; and four grandchildren, Jacqueline Raponi, Ryan Welch, Stephanie Welch and Samantha Brady; brothers, James Connolly of New Hampshire and Florida and David Connolly of Nevada; and a sister, Marilyn McLellan of Scituate and Cambridge, MA. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, SC. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery with full military honors directed by Cain-Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarrior project.org . Love and gratitude to my daughter in law, Ellen, and our son, Paul for their tenderness and unwavering care throughout this long journey. Thanks to the staff at Agape Hospice in Florence, especially Caterina Moore, Amy Berry , Linda Stevens, Yolanda Mumford, Octavia and Lindsay, for their kindness in caring for Paul. Please sign the online guest registry at www.ca infuneral home.com .
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from May 21 to May 28, 2015
Cook, Kevin  
Kevin P. Cook a resident of Waltham for 20 years, formerly of Wilmington, died suddenly May 5, 2015. He was 46 years of age. Kevin was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 24, 1969. He worked as a self-employed construction contractor. He is survived by his father and mother; Edward C. and Marjorie Cook of Greenville, S.C.; his sister Debbie Selfridge and her husband Peter of Berwick, ME and brothers Scott and Jason Cook both of Greenville, S.C. He is survived by his second family; Peter and Vicky MacLellan, Peter MacLellan, Jr., Jimmy MacLellan and Bonnie MacLellan all of Wilmington. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and there are no calling hours. Arrangements under the direction of the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, Reading. For on line guest book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from May 21 to May 28, 2015
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