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Foley, Leona - Maynard  
Leona (Arciszewski) Foley, 90, of Maynard, died peacefully Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born and raised in Maynard, she was the youngest of three daughters of the late Joseph "Joe Millstream" and Helen (Baikiewicz) Arciszewsi. The family were devoted longtime members of the former St. Casimir's Church in Maynard, and most recently Mrs. Foley was a parishoner of St. Bridget's Church in Maynard. She graduated from the Maynard schools and secretarial school in Boston. In the early years she worked for her father's business, Maynard Building and Supply. She was most proud of the time she spent in Rome doing clerical, transcription and administrative work for author, Rev. Ralph M. Wiltgen. In later years Mrs. Foley was an administrator at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford until her retirement. An excellent cook, she loved to spend time at church and in prayer, and to read, particularly any literature of a religious nature. She most enjoyed spending time with people and was genuinely interested in those she met throughout her day. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and Dana; 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Veronica Adams and Helen Richards. Family and friends were invited to visit at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton, on Fri. December 12th from 8:00-8:30am prior to the funeral Mass, which followed in St. Bridget's Church, Maynard. Burial was in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Maynard. In lieu of flowers, to show appreciation for the wonderful care Mrs. Foley received the family suggests memorial gifts be made in her name to the Emerson Hospital Hospice Care, attn. Development Office, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20, 2014
Johnston, C. Bernardine  
Catherine Bernardine (Carey) Johnston, 95, a longtime Maynard resident, died peacefully Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Johnston, who died in 1984. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Alfred S. Carey, Sr. and Lucella V. (Moore) Carey. Mrs. Johnston resided and attended school in Acton before moving to Maynard with her family at a young age. She graduated from the Maynard schools and nursing school, and was a licensed practical nurse in nursing homes in the Lexington-Concord area for many years before retiring at the age of 70. Mrs. Johnston is remembered as faithful person and devout Catholic, with an easy going, patient and generous nature. She was a lifelong member of St. Bridgets Church in Maynard, where she served as Eucharistic minister, often bringing communion to shut-ins. For many years she volunteered cleaning the church and the altar linens, and helped with the lawn parties, Christmas Fairs and bake sales. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Shaw and her husband Glen of New Ipswich, NH; 4 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was the loving mother of the late Peter Johnston, William Johnston and Mary OLeary, and sister of the late Alfred S. Carey, Jr., Thomas Carey, Mary Cahoon, Veronica Carey and Elizabeth Mershon Albee. Visiting hours are Fri. Dec. 19th from 4-8pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Sat. Dec. 20th at 9am in St. Bridgets Church, 1 Percival St., Maynard, with burial following in Glenwood Cemetery, Great Rd (Rte 117) Maynard. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to the charity of ones choice. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from Dec. 16 to Dec. 23, 2014

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Cutaia, Antonio - Maynard  
Antonio P. Cutaia, 86, a life-long resident of Maynard, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Pietro and Domenica (Mistretta) Cutaia. He was the cherished husband of the late Katharine (Punch) Cutaia; and the loving father of Susan Dentino and her husband Henry of Maynard, Robert Cutaia and his wife Lou Ann of Maynard, Peter Cutaia and his wife Ellen of Clinton, and Catherine Rouille and her husband David of Maynard. He was the devoted brother and best friend of Christopher Cutaia of Sudbury and uncle to Chris Cutaia of Florida. He was a caring brother-in-law to Mary Ellen Forster of Maynard. He was the beloved Papa of his grandchildren Henry, Anabelle, and Tony Dentino, Megan Cutaia, Amanda Leonard and great grandson Jack Leonard. He also leaves behind many dear nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday, December 9th from 4:00-8:00pm in the Acton Funeral Home 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte. 111) Acton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday December 10th at 9:00am in St. Bridget's Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard.
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2014
Ketola, John F. - Stow  
John Frank Kuddy Ketola, age 71, of Stow passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his home. He was the loving husband of 46 years to Mary (Adams) Ketola formerly of Hudson, MA. Born in Concord on June 11, 1943 he was the son of the late Eino and Helen (Mark) Ketola. John graduated from Maynard High School class of 1961. He attended and graduated from Worcester Junior College where he was a member of the swim team. He also attended Worcester State College. John proudly served his country in the United States National Guard. He married Mary on February 17, 1968. He and Mary have lived on Lake Boon, Stow for 43 years. John worked as a self-employed painting contractor for 50 years. He was a member of the Greater Grace Christian Fellowship Church of Marlborough. He was actively involved in coaching his childrens Stow soccer and AVLL baseball teams as well as semi-pro teams in Maynard, Acton and Milford in years past. He was a past president of the Eastern Mass. Baseball League. John was an avid outdoorsman and was a longtime member and past president of the Nashoba Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing, playing baseball, and spending time at his camp in northern Vermont with his family. He also loved going to yard sales. He especially loved his recent trips to Belize and Caribbean vacations with Mary. John was never happier than when he was spending time with his family and most of all he loved swimming on Lake Boon with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Besides his loving wife, survivors include his four children, Eino Ketola and his wife Amy of Thompson, CT, Karl Ketola and his wife Sarah Abbott of Hudson, Abby OBrien and her husband Patrick of Stow, and Anna Helton and her husband Chad of Acton, his 7 grandchildren, Kelly, Ashley and James OBrien, Jesse, John, Joseph and Olive Ketola with two more grandchildren on the way and his faithful dog Paska. Calling hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord St., Maynard. Family and friends are also invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, at 1:00pm at Greater Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 187 Pleasant Street, Marlborough. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Greater Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 187 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752. Arrangements under the care of Matthew M. Farrow, FOWLER-KENNEDY FUNERAL HOME, A Life Celebration Home, Maynard. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.fowler kennedyfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2014
McCarthy Jr., Raymond - Derby  
Raymond Francis McCarthy, Jr., 75, of Derby, VT, formerly of Stow, MA, passed away suddenly on December 7, 2014. He was born on April 13, 1939 in Concord, MA to Raymond and Dorothea (Tracey) McCarthy, Sr. He graduated from Stow Massachusetts High School, and Bentley College in Waltham, MA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting. On February 14, 1981 he married Carolin Armstrong who survives him. He was a fiance analyst for the United States Army for 26 years where he obtained the rank of Sergeant First Class . He served in Germany and later retired from Raytheon in Sudbury, MA. He held membership with the Masons, Shriners Scottish Rite and VFW in Massachusetts, American Legion Post 21 of Newport, VT, Benevolent Order of the Elks # 2155 of Derby, VT, and Bentley Association in Waltham, MA. His hobbies included doing income taxes for people, reading, map reading, playing cribbage, and playing with his beloved dog Chip. He is survived by his wife Carolin McCarthy of Derby, VT, by his children: Laura Bartlett and her husband Gary of Marlboro, MA, Rebecca Wade and her husband Geoff of San Diego, CA, Steven McCarthy of Omaha, NE, Kevin McCarthy of Worcester, MA, step children: Diane Marie Ryan and he also by his sisters: Faye McCarthy of Berlin, MA, Patricia Nading of Berlin, MA, and Dorothea Paquette of Bolton, MA, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Byran McCarthy. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday December 11, 2014 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road, Newport with the Rev. Richard Whitehill officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 12 Noon until the hour of the funeral. Spring interment in Newport Center Cemetery with full military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. On-line condolences at curtis-britch.com . Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse- Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2014
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