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Harrell, Richard L.  
Richard L. Harrell, of Stoughton, formerly of Rayville, La., passed away peacefully at his home January 14, 2015, at the age of 77. Born in Mississippi, Richard grew up in Louisiana where he graduated from high school. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Richard was a retired truck driver for Dedham Parcel, which was a private contractor for the U.S. Postal Service. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed fishing and all Boston sports, especially football. Richard was the husband of the late Priscilla (Mann) Harrell; loving father of Robert Harrell, Roberta Stagnone and her husband John, Glenn Harrell and Caroline Castonguay all of Stoughton; son of the late Herbert and Ora Bell (Thomas) Harrell; devoted brother of Mildred Davis of Benton, La., Bessie Littleton of Rayville, La., and Lloyd Harrell of Rayville, La.; dear grandfather of John, Jessica and Olivia; and great-grandfather of Nathan John. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted and funeral services will be private. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. Arrangements under the direction of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph. To leave a message for the family, visit .
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Published in The Canton Journal from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2015
Holmes, Arnold F. - Stoughton  
Arnold F. Red Holmes of Stoughton passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Baypointe Skilled Nursing Center in Brockton. He was 98 years old and the beloved husband of the late Muriel M. (Curtis) Holmes. He is survived by his five children, Gayle M. Verdugo and her husband Paul of California, A. Bradford and his wife Mary Ann of Plymouth, Wayne C. and his wife Sophia of Stoughton, Frederick E. of Florida and David B. and his wife Carolyn of Stoughton. He also leaves ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Red had three sisters and five brothers that are deceased. Born December 22, 1916, in Stoughton, he was a son of the late Ernest G. and Helena (Brooks) Holmes. He left Stoughton High School in his junior year to help support his parents family during the Depression and during World War II was a member of the Massachusetts State Guard. Red worked for several companies including J.W. Wood, the Goddard Hospital and Ocean Spray Cranberries, from which he retired in 1987. In the 1950s thru the early 1960s, he was a member and Chief of the Stoughton Auxiliary Fire Department under then Chief Fred Pye. Visiting hours were held from Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Reds memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Directions and obituary at . Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Published in The Canton Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27, 2015
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