In Memoriam

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Robert J. Allen 2012
Karen Apelian 2011
Joanne Archidiacono 2013
Carole Arenge 2019
Emma Arentzen Root 2017
Arthur J. Baker 2015
Joyce A. Baker Sanford 1991
Paul J. Beaver 1992
Kevin V. Boyle 1991
Paul Capraro 2016
Patricia Caroselli Itrato 2008
Richard Carota 2011
Douglas Chapman 2013
Linda Chavoor D'Agostino 2013
Joyce Chiofaro Tortola 2020
Robert B. Clancy 2006
Mark R. Colby 2008
John J. Connolly
Liborio R. Corapi 1999
Allan Creamer 2020
Deborah Daniels 2014
Peter Dawson 2012
Jane DePalma Rogers 1998
John A. Donovan 2005
Richard F. Driscoll 2003
John Dyer 2016
Roberta Fitzmaurice 2018
Paul Fitzsimmons 2000
Peter F. Flynn
Colin H. Frank
Charles J. Frizzell 2004
Carolyn A. Gahan Collari 2002
Joan Garrels Beitin 1993
Diane Gerace Moccia 2018
William H. Glacken 1998
James B. Gleason 2000
Paul Haley 2015
Edward W. Hanley 1977
Richard Hayes 2015
Theresa M. Henebury 1980
Karin A. Ippen Ihler 1995
Francis Jackman 2016
Margaret Jaynes 2016
Steven V. Karlson 2012
Josephine Knowles
Stephen W. Krasnor 2000
G. Bruce Laing 2000
Juanita 'Judy' A. Lamar 2000
Leonard J. Loftus 1994
Maureen Loughran Ryan 2013
Linda Lovegren Kennedy 2003
Stephany Lyon Dewey 2013
Allistair MacLeod 2013
Carol Magrath Morse 2019
Marie J. Maguire 1983
George Meadows 2013
George G. Mercer 1988
Jeffrey E. Mick 2004
Dolores Nappa Afienko 1985
C. Richard Nyholm 2003
Anne Oberdorfer Allen 2015
Dennis Kevin O'Brien 1996
Sarah O'Bryan Snow 2015
Maureen O'Connor Chapman 2013
Richard O'Connor 2016
James O'Hare 1994
Jerome R. Pearlswig 2013
Ellenmarie Pennington Madden 2005
Carol Pizzuto Perrino 1996
Garrett Reagan 2008
Walter Reed 2018
Julia Rezza Traverso 2020
Lenny Rizzuto 2015
Kevin B. Ryan
Leona M. Ryan Jones 2008
Lucia Saul Gilliom 2002
Louis J. Saulnier
Edward E. Schofield 2003
Regina Scotti 2016
Paul Skahan 1998
Robert Soltys 2005
Virginia Strachan Robbins 2012
Carol Sullivan Ahearn 2020
William Sylvester 2017
Doris Toye 2011
Robert Tutein 1956
Patrick N. Viglirolo
Thomas Vlahos
Miriam Wasser Newcomb 2006
Karen West Cassidy 2015
Steven J. Wilcinski 1974
Robert Wilson 2018
Guy Zuccarello 2014


Memorial Video

Too many of our classmates have finished their journey too soon.
This video is dedicated to friends that we were privileged to know and love, and that we will never forget.

Joyce Chiofaro Tortola passed April 16, 2020

TORTOLA, Joyce J. (Chiofaro) Passed away peacefully on April 16, 2020 at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge at the age of 78. Joyce was born on December 24, 1941 in Boston, MA to the late Samuel and Tina Chiofaro. Joyce graduated from Belmont High School in 1959 and lived in Belmont for most of her life. Joyce was proud of her Italian heritage and loved to cook Italian meals for her family. She also enjoyed walking. For decades it was common to see Joyce walking her daily route around Belmont, where she would smile and say hello to all she encountered. Joyce was a devoted and loving wife and a proud mother and grandmother. She loved her children and barely a day would go by where she did not remind each of them they could accomplish anything they set out to accomplish - primarily because they come from "good stock." Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and for many years she enjoyed watching them play sports or perform in dance. Joyce worked for years as an administrative assistant at Belmont High School which was part of her not so secret plan to keep tabs on her children, nieces and nephews. Joyce then worked until her retirement in 2009 in a supporting role at the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office in Cambridge District Court. Joyce loved working in such a fast-paced, professional office and she spoke enthusiastically and with pride about the young assistant district attorneys she supported. Joyce is survived by her husband and best friend, Ralph Tortola. Joyce and Ralph were married for more than forty years and she was his rock and he hers. Joyce is also survived by her three children and six grandchildren, David Losier and his wife Barbara and their children, Brett, Christopher and Emily of Acton and recently North Billerica, Kristen Bilodeau and her husband Cory and their children Alexandra and Abigale of North Reading, Stephen Tortola and his wife Kate and their daughter Elizabeth of Weymouth. Joyce is also survived by her sister, Carolyn Bunyon of Belmont and her brother Donald Chiofaro of Belmont as well as by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Julia Rezza Traverso passed Feb 25, 2020

TRAVERSO, Julia (Rezza) Age 78, of Sagamore Beach, formerly of Belmont, Feb. 25, 2020. Beloved wife of Robert Traverso. Loving mother of Robert J. Traverso & his wife Robin and Joseph Traverso & his wife Jennifer. Cherished grandmother to 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Carol Sullivan Ahearn passed Feb 23, 2020

Carol was a good friend. She lived in California most of her adult life, with a few years spent in Arizona. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to attend our reunions, but remained in touch with classmates throughout her life.

Allan Creamer passed Feb 14, 2020

Allan James Creamer: 77, of Meredith, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, February 14, 2020. Born in Waltham, Massachusetts March 17, 1942, to Vincent Creamer and Francis Fernanda (Sergi) Creamer, Allan grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and graduated from Belmont High School and Boston University. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Creamer of Meredith, son Todd Creamer of Portsmouth, daughter Stacy and her husband Steve Ciesielski of Norfolk, Ma. He also leaves his, sister Jean (Creamer) Ferrara and her husband Conrad Ferrara of Lawrenceville, Ga, nieces Christy Klanac of Tampa, Karen Ferrara of San Diego, and nephew Peter Ferrara of Atlanta. Allan was a varsity coxswain in college, student of the Classics, a fervent jazz fan of the post-Big Band era and life-long Red Sox fan. Introduced to jazz by his parents, Allan grew a deep love of the genre. As a boy he played a silver-keyed clarinet like his hero Benny Goodman, and later learned to play an alto saxophone gifted to him by Marilyn on his birthday. His jazz heroes included Gerry Mulligan, Thelonius Monk, and many others. An avid car fan, in the late 1960’s Allan restored a 1950 MG TD, painstakingly from the frame up, in his parents’ 1-car garage in Belmont. At auction, the restored car fetched the highest price paid to date for that model and year and the proceeds formed the down payment for the family home in Westwood, Massachusetts. Allan enjoyed woodworking and was quite skilled at building and refinishing multiple projects. Family continue to enjoy many of those projects including the dining room table, benches, stools and bookshelves. Allan was an empathic and compassionate man. He had a love for telling stories and reliving memories. He loved his family, including his beloved cats, very deeply and he will be missed.

Carole Celeste Arenge passed May 18, 2019

A daughter of the late Joseph Arenge and Mary (Silva) Arenge, Carole passed away on early Saturday, May 18th in her home in Belmont after a period of declining health. She was 77. She was the loving wife of Linda “Buggy” Miller. Loving mother of Derek Colantonio of West Virginia, Matthew Colantonio & his wife Jessica of North Quincy, and Ami Draheim & her husband Jay of San Antonio. Dear sister of Margaret “Peggy Fitzgerald & her husband Paul of Reading. Caring aunt of Kim Oswald & her husband Donald, Stacy Thomson & her husband Brian, Dean Fitzgerald & his wife Lynn, and the late Scott Fitzgerald & his surviving wife Eva. Loving grandmother of Madison, William, Elizabeth, Owen, Michael, Molly, Lilia, Matthew, Caroline, Annie, & Charlie. Caring great-aunt to 10 great-nieces & great-nephews. Retired Pediatric Nurse, Children’s Hospital.

Carol Magrath Morse passed April 4, 2019

Carol Ann (Magrath) Morse, a lifelong resident of Belmont, passed away April 4, 2019. Beloved wife of Bruce W. Morse. Loving mother of Linda Nadrowski and her husband David of Waltham, Suzanne Morse Bicknell of Duxbury and Allyson Walsh and her husband Zane of Belmont. Cherished grandmother of Henry, Avery, Nola and Madden. Sister of the late Paul E. Magrath. Aunt of the late Paul E. Magrath, Jr.

Roberta L. Fitzmaurice Connors passed November 3, 2018

Roberta L. (Fitzmaurice) Connors passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 surrounded by family. Roberta was born on July 10, 1941 in Belmont, MA. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fitchburg State University and a master's in early childhood education from Hood College. Roberta was thoughtful, caring and generous. She was someone who could talk to people of all walks of life with her straightforward and honest approach. She had a great faith in people and in God and shared it by being an active member of her church, contributing to its foundation, religious education program and the annual Christmas Tree Sales. Roberta was a creative and compassionate teacher, who dedicated her life to promoting the value of a good education. Her legacy will live on in the many lives she touched. Most important to Roberta was her family, and she spent many hours coordinating family vacations and holiday visits. Her only regret was not being able to see all of her grandchildren go to college. Roberta is lovingly remembered by her husband, Bill, of 54 years, and her children, Mary Sheila (Walter), David Fitzmaurice, and Robert (Sherri). She leaves behind six grandchildren, Collin, Keaton, William, Kendall, David and Denny. Roberta is also survived by her sister, Mary (John) Penny. She was predeceased by her parents, Dave and Lucille (Schoonover) Fitzmaurice; and her daughter, Mary Amanda.


Diane Gerace Moccia passed July 14, 2018

Diane Anita Moccia Of Belmont passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in her home Saturday morning, July 14, 2018. She was 77. She is survived by her loving husband Ralph D. Moccia, her beloved daughter Bethany M. Mosca and her husband John, and her cherished grandchildren Brandon L. and John D. Mosca all of Belmont.

William Sylvester passed September 14, 2017

William A. Sylvester, 76, of Worcester passed away Thursday, September 14 at his home. His wife of 37 years, Carole A. (Ciano) Sylvester passed away in 2004. He leaves three sons, Derek P. Sylvester of Worcester, Craig S. Sylvester and his wife, Tami, of Worcester and Geoff E. Sylvester and his wife, Annette, of Peabody; his five grandchildren, Ben, Delaney, Payton, Jacob and Grace; a brother, Ken Sylvester of Boston. A sister, Nancy Sylvester predeceased him. He was born in Newton, son of R. William and Marion (Vosburgh) Sylvester and graduated from Belmont High School, Boston University and received his Master's degree in education from Worcester State College. He served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Bill was an educator for the Town of Oxford Middle School for 35 years, before retiring. He was known as an avid supporter of all types of local youth sports throughout Worcester. Bill was a coach for Ty Cobb Little League, Main South Legion Baseball, Holy Name High School Basketball, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Basketball and active in the Special Olympics in Oxford. He was a longtime member and held several officer positions with the Main South American Legion Post #341, a place where he made many lifelong friendships.

Bob Wilson passed May 5, 2017

Bob Wilson, 1941-2017 Sadly, classmate Bob Wilson passed away on Friday at his home in Dallas, Texas following a long battle with Alzheimer's. Following his 1963 graduation from Dartmouth, Bob and wife Laura moved to Dallas in 1965 to work for the Scott Paper Company. In 1968, he was hired to manage KERA-TV, the fledgling public television affiliate in Dallas. It is fair to say that Bob was a TV pioneer. According to the KERA website, he is credited with launching the television career of PBS journalist Jim Lehrer and bringing "Monty Python's Flying Circus" to American television. He also improved the station's technologies, including transitions to color broadcasting and from film to video tape.

Article and documentary on Bob from KERA-TV

Regina Scotti passed December 25, 2016

Regina M. Scotti Roberts ,74, of Lincoln, MA passed away from a sudden heart attack on Christmas Day 2016.

She was a graduate of Belmont High School Class of 1959 and Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She owned and managed Regina Realty for over 30 years specializing as a Buyer's Broker. Regina was active with the Belmont High Class Reunion Committee and with the Alumni & Friends of Belmont High School. She was a shining light in many people's lives. She was surrounded by loving family and many caring friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 130 Common St. Belmont, MA on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017 at 9 A.M.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to the Bay Path Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Rd., Hopkinton, MA 01748 would be appreciated.

Paul Capraro passed November 1, 2016

Paul Capraro Jr. Of Duxbury, died November 1, 2016, at age 76 years. Devoted husband to Kathleen M. (Riley) Capraro. Beloved father of Paul Capraro and his wife Traci of Sanford, FL and Amy E. (Capraro) Lingelbach and her husband Edward of Bel Air, MD.

Paul attended Bentley College and was employed for many years in the wine and liquor business. Paul ended his sales career as a real estate agent in Duxbury.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, (Rt. 106), KINGSTON. A Funeral Mass will follow at Holy Family Church in Duxbury at 11:00 am. Graveside services will be held at the Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Intermissions Day Program at the Duxbury Senior Center or to the Alzheimer's Association .

Richard O'Connor passed September 11, 2016

Richard D. O'Connor 75, passed away in failing health at his home on September 11. Richard "Okie" was born in Cambridge on August 20,1941 one of eight children of the late John and Margaret (Mahon) O'Connor. Richard grew up in Cambridge but he has been an Everett resident for over 40 years. Richard worked before his retirement in 1995 as an industrial tools salesman for Harbor Tools. Up until recently, Richard enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, cycling and gardening. Richard was the beloved husband for 44 years to Mary (Doyle) O'Connor and the loving father of Lt Dennis of the Cambridge PD and his wife Christine of Billerica, Mark and his wife Jane of Amesbury, Mary of Dublin Ireland, Kevin and his wife Amanda of Franklin and Maureen of Seattle, Washington. He was the grandfather of Kelly, Kaitlyn, Kristen,Colleen, Sarah, Ryan and Nora. Richard was the brother of Thomas O'Connor of New Seabury formerly of Medford, Edward O'Connor of Newton, Margaret Crowley of Needham, Mary Pupa of Stoneham and the late James, John and Robert. Funeral Services will be on Thursday from the Murphy O'Hara Funeral Home at 8:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 9:30 am. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4 to 8pm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.

Margaret Jaynes Ottens passed May 9, 2016

Margaret Joan (Jaynes) Ottens passed away at 7:58 in the morning on May 9, 2016 at Integris Hospice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Margaret was 74 years old at the time of her death. Margaret was born on August 2, 1941 in Waltham, Massachusett to Francis J Jaynes and Mary Jaynes (Urbaczewski). Margaret worked as a Office Manager in the automotive industry. She was loved dearly and will be missed.

Frank Jackman passed March 2, 2016

Frank Jackman, 74, passed away on March 2, 2016. He spent 21 years in the U. S. Navy and continued serving our military at a local government contractor for more than 25 additional years. He loved his country, family, his friends, his motorcycles, and his Red Knights Motorcycle Club. Frank is survived by his children, Maxine Williams (Randy), Scott Jackman (Kristina), Lynn Smith (Ronnie), and Kim Jackman; his grandchildren, Adam, Kristina, Kaitlyn, Zach, Dontay, Marlie, Spencer, Noah and Chloe; and former wife, Margaret Jackman.

John Dyer passed January 31, 2016

John Franklin Dyer, 74, born to loving parents Franklin Dyer and Barbara (Bunker) Dyer on January 15, 1942, in Belmont, MA, passed away on January 31, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Captain. He proudly served during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane Dyer; sister, Natalie; step-children, Robert and Terry Colceri; and three wonderful grandchildren.

Lenny Rizzuto passed Novenber 29, 2015

G. Lenny Rizzuto, 75, Of Belmont passed away on Nov. 29, 2015 suddenly at the Mt. Auburn Hospital. Born in Boston, Lenny was a self employed painting contractor for many years. He was the beloved husband of Bertha E. (Bayard) Rizzuto. Devoted father of Janet McLean & her husband Richard of Acton, Lenny Rizzuto & his wife Gigi of Belmont, Carolyn Tutein & her husband Barry of Belmont and Gary Rizzuto & his wife Lisa of Stoneham. Loving grandfather of Jillian & Jessica Rizzuto, Angela & Steven Tutein , Emily, Miriam, Annella, Evalyn, Audra, Eden, Roman, Vittoria & Estelle Rizzuto. Brother of Nicholas Rizzuto & his wife Lucille of Belmont and Joseph Rizzuto of CA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Stanton Funeral Home 786 Mt. Auburn St. (Rt16) Watertown on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Luke 132 Lexington St. Belmont at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 P.M. Interment Highland Meadow Cemetery. Late member K of C Council #332 Belmont. In lieu of flowers contributions in Lenny's memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215 would be appreciated.

Paul Haley passed May 3, 2015

Paul J. Haley of Belmont, May 3, 2015. Beloved son of the late Michael F. and Bridget A. (MacDonald) Haley. Brother of Leo F. and his wife Anne of Belmont. Uncle of Mark of NH, Wayne of Tewksbury and Kimberly of Belmont. Great Uncle of Cole, Ally and Brooke Haley. Funeral from the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Rd. Belmont Thursday at 8am. Funeral mass in St. Joseph's Church Common St. Belmont at 9am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8pm. Interment Highland Meadow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Paul's memory to the charity of your choice. Late member of Mass Laborer's Union Local 22.

Arthur J. Baker passed April 6, 2015

BAKER Arthur J. "Buddy" Jr., 74, of Framingham, native of Belmont, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2015. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Berlin and worked as a bank teller for many years at Eliot Savings Bank in Boston. Arthur was the father of Andrew "Andy" Baker & his wife Laura of Randolph & the late Michael Baker; former husband of Hannelore (Braunsdorf) Baker; grandfather of Daniel Baker of Randolph; brother of Robert Baker of Lynn & the late Audrey (Baker) Villirilli & Eleanor Baker; & an uncle of Charlene (Baker) Lundberg, Louis J. Villirilli Jr. & the late Jeffrey Michael Villirilli. The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton and Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for the kind and compassionate care they provided Arthur over the last few months. Following cremation, all are welcome to calling hours Monday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Belcher Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., BROCKTON, funeral procession to follow for a 12:30 p.m. committal at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or at Visit or call 508-583-7272

Karen West Cassidy passed April 5, 2015

CASSIDY, Karen J. (West) 73, of Framingham, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham after a long illness. Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Cronin) West, she was the wife of the late Thomas J. Cassidy who died in December of 2010. Karen was raised and grew up in Belmont and had been a resident of Framingham for over forty years. She was a former longtime employee of Blue Cross /Blue Shield in Worcester and Springfield. She is survived by one son, Sean Cassidy and his wife Kristina of Hudson; one daughter, Cheryl A. Cassidy of Bridgewater; one brother, Charles West of Framingham and NH; one sister, Maureen Bernard of Bellingham, formerly of Spencer; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Allyson and Jennifer and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in St. George's Church, 74 School Street, Framingham (Saxonville). Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Calling hours at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, FRAMINGHAM, will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Donations in Karen's memory may be made to American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA

Anne Oberdorfer Allen passed February 18, 2015

A former intelligence analyst with the CIA, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Chevy Chase, MD. She was 72. The cause of death was a brain tumor. Anne began her career as an analyst at the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), then as a planning officer at the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) at the CIA, where she retired in 2000. She is survived by her husband of 47 years John Allen; three sons, John, Anthony and Geoffrey; three grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Oberdorfer of Belmont, Massachusetts; and a cousin, Dr. Peter Heyman of Charlottesville, VA.

Richard Hayes passed February 7, 2015

Richard G. Hayes Jr. of Allston, February 7, 2015. Beloved husband of Helen (Hayes) Hayes. Devoted father of Richard G. "Ricky" Hayes, III and his wife Theresa of NH. Loving grandfather of Melissa, Kristina, John and Nicholas all of NH. Brother of Barbara Lawlor of Townsend, Estelle Rosenberger of Belmont and Kathy DeNatale of Waltham. Son of the late Richard G. Hayes Sr. and Alice Hayes Raffaelle of Belmont. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Longtime employee of Gem Auto Parts Chelsea. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Hayes may be made to St. Jude Children 's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sarah O'Bryan Snow passed January 24, 2015

Sarah O'Bryan Snow, Short Hills wife and mother, member of Hartshorn board. After a three-year battle with breast cancer, Sarah O'Bryan Snow, a woman of boundless youthful energy, fierce intelligence and enormous love for family, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 24, 2015. Born in Boston and raised in suburban Massachusetts, Sarah graduated from Smith College in 1963. Following graduation, she held various portfolio and research jobs with Wall Street firms, was active in the Young Women's Financial Association and was successful in real estate as a residential sales broker for Whitbread, Nolan in New York City. In 1973, Sarah and her beloved husband, Don, moved to Short Hills to raise their family. There, she was active in school art appreciation and library programs. Sarah was also a member of the Junior League and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum board. An active church member, Sarah anchored its participation in The Interfaith Food Pantry. Sarah is survived by her husband of 45 years; three sons, Andrew of Wellesley Hills, Mass., Christopher of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and Nicholas of Venice, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Guy Zuccarello passed March 14, 2014

Guy Zuccarello Sr. of Waltham, formerly of Belmont, March 14, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Emily Zuccarello (Marino). Loving father of Laura Ferrara and husband Michael of Arlington, Guy Zuccarello Jr. and wife Amy of Belmont and the late Anthony Zuccarello. Grandfather of Kristina Bongiorno, Isabella Ferrara, Michael Ferrara, Henry Zuccarello and Elizabeth Zuccarello. Brother of Catherine Cresta of Belmont. Guy was a graduate of Belmont High School, a retired Belmont Police Officer and a U. S. Navy Veteran, Vietnam Era.

Deborah Daniels Shaurette passed February 13, 2014

SHAURETTE, Deborah (Daniels) 72, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Quincy, MA, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Eleanor (McLaughlin) Daniels. Mrs. Shaurette was a resident of Framingham for many years and grew up in Belmont. She was employed for over 20 years by McLean Hospital in Belmont as an educator and as a special education teacher in the Cambridge and Framingham public schools. She leaves behind two daughters; Linda (Lyon) Moran and her husband Paul of Wayland, and Jennifer (Lyon) Kuhlman and her husband Chip of Bellingham.

Peter Dawson died unexpectedly December 19, 2012

Pete was the president of our high school class - a person loved, admired and respected by all. He saw good in everyone. It is extremely sad to hear of his passing. The world will not be the same without him. Even if we didn't see him very often, just the knowledge that he was around, and caring for what we did, was comforting.

From Pete's Obituary: Peter Titcomb Dawson of Hallowell, Maine- Peter T. Dawson, 71, of Warren St., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was born in Newton, MA. on May 28, 1941, the son of Allister and Gertrude (Titcomb) Dawson. He graduated from Belmont High School, Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University Law School. Peter worked in the Criminal Division of the Maine Attorney Generals Office before going into private law practice. He was a member of the American Bar Assoc., Maine Bar Assoc., Maine Labor Relations Board, where he served as Chairman for many years; Row House; Hallowell Centennial Burial Committee, Old South Congregational Church, and served on the Hallowell City Council. He also worked with an advisory committee for Eagle Scouts; was a Trustee at Kennebec Savings Bank for 35 years and was actively involved with the Ocean Point Colony Trust.

Pete's obituary here.


Sandy Karlson died July 17, 2012 after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Stephen V. "Steve" Karlson, age 70, of Conway, formerly of Belmont, Mass., Hendersonville, Tenn., and Arlington, Texas, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Gunnar George and Lilly Linnea (Bergman) Karlson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Holliday Karlson; and his second wife, Jo Steele Karlson; and a brother, Richard Jeffrey Karlson. Steve was a retired Captain with the United States Air Force; and was also a retired salesman for Johnson and Johnson. In later years, he also served as a Deputy Sheriff for Faulkner County. He was a faithful member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway.

Survivors are his sons, Jeffrey Holliday Karlson of Conway; Stephen Victor "Jay" Karlson Jr. of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Judith Karlson Allen of Berkley, Calif.; and 2 grandchildren.

Please send the family your memories of Steve and messages of love and encouragement to his online guestbook at

Rob Allen passed away February 22, 2012. From his Obituary:

ALLEN, Robert J. 70, of Brownsville, Vermont, formerly of Weston, Massachusetts, beloved husband of Anne, and beloved father of Amy and Lizzie, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Brookside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Facility in White River Junction, with his family by his side. Born on March 15, 1941, in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of Herbert M. Allen and Elizabeth F. Allen, both of Belmont, Massachusetts. Rob grew up in Belmont and attended Belmont Schools, where he met his wife and many other lifelong friends. He graduated from Boston University in 1963 with a degree in communications, leading to a long and fulfilling career in advertising and public relations. Rob served as an executive and friend at Cabot Advertising, Doremus and Company, the Harvard Business Review, and Stickney Associates. He retired in 2011 as president of AAI Advertising in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

He will be remembered as a wonderful friend to his clients and a generous and beloved colleague. He loved all the communities where he lived, and loved to serve them. A few of the organizations where he volunteered include the Ad Club of New England, the deCordova Museum, the West Suburban YMCA, the Freedom Trail Foundation, the Massachusetts Mental Health Association and the Mt. Ascutney Property Owner's Association. Rob enjoyed traveling, art, gardening, sailing, golf, classic cars, and cheering for the Red Sox and the Patriots. Generous of spirit, with an unforgettable sense of humor, he was truly happiest being with the many new friends that he made and those lifelong friends that he kept close. Rob is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Anne Connors Allen; two daughters, Amy Allen Abbott of Portland, Maine and Lizzie Allen Lewis of Concord, Massachusetts; two sons-in-law, Steven W. Abbott of Portland, Maine and Benjamin H. Lewis of Concord, Massachusetts, and adored grandchildren Hannah, Buck, Ryan, Henry, Phoebe and Annabelle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Robert J. Allen Memorial Fund Joslin Diabetes Center Development, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. The Knight Funeral Home in WINDSOR, VT has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guest book at A private committal and a spring celebration of life are planned.

Rob's obtituary and Guest Book are at:

Karen Rose (Apelian) Born died March 10, 2011

Karen Rose (Apelian) Born, formerly Karen Ghioldi, 68, a resident of Sandown, NH. for the past 10 years and formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. Raised in Belmont, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert and Mrs. Zabelle (Arakelian) Apelian. A Waltham resident for much of her life, she graduated from Vespa George Art School in Boston, and was a pre-school teacher in Waltham for 27 years before retiring. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading mysteries and painting ceramics, and loved cats. She is remembered as a devoted, loving and supportive mother who was always there for her two daughters and their families. She is survived by her husband, James R. Born of Sandown; daughters, Gina Ghioldi-Varley and husband Patrick of Acton, MA and Diana Ezzell and husband Jeffrey of Pomfret, CT.; 5 beloved grandchildren, Scott and Sarah Rose Varley, and Julia, Matthew and Cameron Ezzell; a sister Irene Hamjian of South Chatham; step-children Kellera Born, Giles Born and wife Danielle, and Maren Boyle; and many dear nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Laura Donaldson. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Sat. March 26th at 12 noon at the South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, Acton, MA with Rev. Katrina Wuensch officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd Street, NY., NY., 10016. Published in The Boxborough Beacon from March 14 to March 21, 2011

Dick Carota passed away Jan 12, 2011

CAROTA, Richard Sr. - Age 69 of Nashville passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011. He was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church and worked for HFR in Brentwood, TN. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Marie Carota. Survived by son, Richard Carota, Jr. and daughter, Gina Carota. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 1-3 pm at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs. Burial services were held in Dayton, Ohio. MARSHALL-DONNELLY-COMBS. 327-1111

Dick's obituary is at:

John A. Donovan passed November 21, 2005

DONOVAN, John A. Jr.--Of Wellesley Hills, November 21. Founding partner of the Donovan and Hatem Law Firm of Boston. Beloved husband of Karen (Kellers) Donovan. Devoted father of Jessica Donovan Green and her husband Michael G. of Chatham, NJ, Attorney John A. Donovan III and his wife Patti G. of Natick, Agatha Donovan Walker and her husband Jason E. of NYC, George Adalbert Donovan of Boston, Harry Quinn Donovan of Wellesley, and their mother Amy H. Donovan. Step father of Kerry Smithers of Brooklyn Heights, NY and Stacey L. Marino of NYC. Grandfather of John A. Donovan IX, W. Quinn Donovan, Ronan Donovan Green, Dashiell Michael Green, Alice Donovan Walker and Trinity Smithers. Brother of Elizabeth Yim of Valley Cottage, NY.

Late graduate of Belmont High School, Williams College class of 1963, Boston College Law School class of 1966 and Georgetown University Law Center LLM class of 1968. Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals Town of Wellesley and Wellesley Town Meeting Member. Member of the Nehoiden Golf Club of Wellesley. Avid golfer, Skier and Hiker.

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