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James Kulas

Oct 13, 1951 - Nov 03, 2023

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Boston, MA

James Michael Kulas, 72, died on Friday, November 3, 2023. Formerly of 8 Kendrick Street Brighton, MA and recently became a resident of Sanbornton, N. H. James was born in Boston on October 13, 1951, of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (Leona) Kulas. James proudly served in the U. S. Army Reserves August 19, 1971. He was a licensed pharmacist in the state of Mass and extended his pharmacy career in pharmaceutical sales. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Serino) Kulas. His siblings Betty-Ann Kell...Read More

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Anthony Taglieri

Apr 14, 1949 - Feb 19, 2024

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Boston, MA

Anthony Taglieri of Boston on February 19, 2024. Beloved son of the late Enrico “Henry Tag” and Louise Marie (LaMattina) Taglieri. Loving father of Harmony Perez and her husband Javier of Hyde Park, Anthony Taglieri Jr. and his wife Susana (Silva) of Stoughton and the late Joseph Taglieri. Former husband of the late Ann Daly. Cherished grandfather of Cassidy Taglieri, Anthony Taglieri III, Adriana Taglieri and Angelina Giannetti. Dear brother of John “Giacomo” Taglieri of Nahant, Rosemary Talieri and her husband Anthony of Stoneham, Linda Riccio and her husband Gerald of the North End, and Janice Curley and her late husband Joseph of Plymouth. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm in the J.S. Waterman Langone Chapel, 580 Commercial St., Boston. COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING ATTENDANTS AT FRONT DOOR. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 10am in St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston.

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Maureen Ann Connerty

Feb 15, 1954 - Feb 16, 2024

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Boston, MA

Maureen Ann Connerty passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024. She was born February 15, 1954, in Boston, the eldest of five children and the only girl. Maureen is survived by her daughter, Molly FitzGerald, her son-in-law, Christopher Fei, her mother, Elizabeth Connerty, and her brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael Connerty and his wife Susan, Tim Connerty and his wife Diana, Edward Connerty, and Susie Connerty. She was a loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Maureen was preceded in death by her father, Robert Connerty Sr., and her brother, Robert Connerty Jr. A lifelong Bostonian, Maureen maintained strong connections to her earliest friends from St. Gregory’s in Dorchester. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn an A.S. in nursing from Northeastern University. Later in her twenties, she undertook a culinary training program, receiving a Professional Chef Certification from the De Gustibus Culinary School in Cambridge. In 1995, she took perhaps the bravest step in her professional life, completing a B.S. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and becoming a Certified Health Fitness Instructor of the American College of Sports Medicine. Maureen went on to work at Hebrew Senior Life for 25 years, helping older adults stay active and age well. Maureen’s enthusiasm for physical activity permeated all aspects of her life. She was a runner, hiker, cyclist, cross country skier, and more, always willing to try something new and eager to bring her friends along for the journey. Her love of fine food paralleled her outdoor hobbies. She continually experimented with new recipes and techniques and loved to explore the evolving Boston area culinary scene. Trips to New York City to visit her daughter and son-in-law were a favorite activity, and she was a devoted dog owner, most recently to Tucker, her loyal companion for the past 13 years. For nearly a decade Maureen lived well with breast cancer. She received world class care just minutes from home and was even able to enjoy a two-week girls trip to Spain in April 2023. She passed away peacefully at home just one day after her 70th birthday, a milestone she was determined to reach. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Sweet Paws Rescue, a foster-based animal rescue that is lovingly caring for Tucker as they work to find him a new home.

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Teresa Warren

Jul 07, 1960 - Feb 04, 2024

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Boston, MA

Teresa Warren of Boston, Massachusetts passed on February 4, 2024. Teresa Warren was born on July 7, 1960, in South Hampton, Virginia to the late Earlie Powell Jr. and Lula Mae Warren. Teresa Warren leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving daughter Drucilla Warren and a host of relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. To to the family, please

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Efrain Hocog

Dec 24, 1958 - Feb 12, 2024

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Boston, MA

Efrain Hocog, 65, of the Willimansett area of Chicopee, MA, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, due to unforeseen complications from a heart transplant. Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife Wendy Hocog (Gallup), his son Daniel J. Hocog, bonus children Michael S. LaFlamme, Elaina M. Pos (LaFlamme), Father, Prisco Manglona, brothers, Robert and Luis Hocog, Raymond (Consolacion) Sakisat, Joseph (Teresa) Sakisat, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his mother, Maria Hocog of Rota, CNMI. Efrain was a well-travelled man and called many places home before he settled in the Chicopee Community. Next to his family, Efrain was most proud of his 20-year military service (1980-2000) as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, Ranger Infantry Division. He enjoyed taking excursions to Northern Vermont and the beaches of Maine. He proudly took care of his family, creating and introducing them to food from his childhood, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and enriching his knowledge. Efrain was the foundation of his family, and his absence will create an unfillable void. Services will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam, MA., Friday February 23, 2024, at 10am. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306, or online at t2t.org/donate To to the family or in memory of Efrain Hocog, please

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Patricia A. Granara

Nov 08, 1931 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Boston, MA

GRANARA , Patricia A. (Johnson) In East Boston, February 19, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Granara. Loving mother of Arthur Granara, Lynne Leggiero and her husband Anthony "Tony", David Granara and his wife Paula, Thomas "Doss' Granara and his wife Cheryl, all of East Boston. Grandmother of Jaclyn and her husband Matthew, Thomas, Joseph, Paul, Bryann, David Jr, Alyssa and her husband John, Taylor and her husband Alex. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Patricia was a late retired employee of the US Postal Service. At her request all services are private. Please leave messages of condolence for the family on her Tribute Page.

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William Blakeslee Hartigan

Sep 14, 1989 - Jan 29, 2024

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Boston, MA

"William Blakeslee Hartigan, affectionately known as Will, passed away on January 30th, 2024, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 34. Born on September 15, 1989, in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, he was the cherished son of Anthony and Cecile Blakeslee Hartigan. Will was a graduate of Concord High School in New Hampshire and Cornell University, where he excelled as a member of the Cornell squash team. His professional journey led him to Merrill Lynch and later to UBS Wealth Management, where he served as a senior officer in Manchester. A passionate squash player, Will's dedication to the sport extended beyond personal achievement. He generously mentored youngsters in the Squash Education Association, aiming to positively impact the lives of urban youth. His commitment to sobriety for the past fourteen years fueled his enthusiasm for helping others, embodying the belief that a sober life is one of service. In addition to his professional and athletic pursuits, Will was a member of esteemed clubs such as the University Club Boston and The Country Club in Brookline. He leaves behind a legacy of love and light, fondly remembered by his three sisters, extended family, and many friends. A Funeral Mass of Celebration in honor of William Blakeslee Hartigan will be held at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury on Saturday, February 10th, at 11am. Donations in his memory may be made to Squash Busters Boston or the National Alliance on Mental Illness."

Ida-Joyce Levine

Feb 19, 1943 - Feb 19, 2024

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Boston, MA

Ida-Joyce Levine passed away on February 19, 2024 in Boston, MA where she had been living for the past few years after spending most of her life at her home in Waterville, Maine. She was 81 years old. Ida-Joyce’s life revolved around family. She was a very beloved daughter, sister, niece, aunt, great-aunt, great-great aunt and devoted friend. She never ever forgot a birthday or anniversary of those she loved, and she rejoiced in the joys of her family. She had a sharp mind and an excellent memory. She was a valued source of family history, including dates and events, and was appreciated for her caring attention to the details of the lives of her wide circle of family and friends. Ida-Joyce always made enormous efforts to attend all family milestone events, and they brought her great joy. She excelled at staying in touch with all those she loved and was a wonderful correspondent via phone and written notes. Ida-Joyce graduated from Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville and attended Boston University. She worked for many years as a librarian, first at the Social Law Library in Boston and then at the Maine State Library in Augusta for decades. She loved her work and her colleagues there who became lifelong friends. She was an active member of Beth Israel Synagogue in Waterville and especially enjoyed events, educational opportunities, and services led by Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, who became a dear friend as well. Ida-Joyce was also active in and supported a Holocaust remembrance group in Maine and attended many Holocaust lectures over the years. Ida-Joyce loved her home state of Maine and also loved to travel. She traveled to many countries throughout her life and recounted those trips with great detail and enthusiasm. She loved music, had a wonderful singing voice, and was a very talented piano player who played beautifully by ear. Ida-Joyce is survived by her siblings Judith L. Brody (the late Judge Morton A. Brody), Robert A. Levine (Tobie) and Frederick E. Levine. She was predeceased by her brother, Julius B. Levine, and by her parents, Lewis L. and Celia G. Levine. She is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, 32 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great nephew. The funeral for Ida-Joyce Levine will be held at the Jewish Funeral Home at 471 Deering Avenue, Portland, Maine at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20th. The service will be streamed via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2443770283 ( Meeting ID: 244 377 0283; Password: 18183636) Burial will follow at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 159 Hicks Street in Portland. A week of memorial visitation (shiva) will be held at the home of her brother and sister-in-law in Brookline, Massachusetts, and details will be provided at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ida-Joyce’s memory to: Beth Israel Congregation P.O. Box 1882 Waterville, Maine 04901 www.bethisraelwaterville.org

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Robert J. Kelly, Sr.

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Boston, MA

Robert J. Kelly, Sr., age 96, of Quincy, died suddenly, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Jamaica Plain, son of the late Thomas and Winifred (Gannon) Kelly. He graduated from Boston English High School before proudly serving his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his service, Bob was an officer with the Boston Police Department prior to joining the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Upon graduation from the New England School of Law, Bob transferred to the legal department at the Registry and rose to the position of Chief Counsel. Upon retirement from the Registry, Bob embarked on a second career in private practice. He spent over twenty years working in the Probate & Family court. He greatly enjoyed going into town and spending time with all the attorneys and judges he had known throughout his career. Bob met Rose, the love of his life, at a New Years Eve party. They were wed in 1954 and settled in Roslindale where they raised sons, Robert and Mark, and daughter, Charlene. Bob and Rose resided in Roslindale for many years surrounded by wonderful neighbors and friends before moving to Quincy where they remained for the duration of their lives. Bob and Rose purchased a home on Martha’s Vineyard in 1967 where they spent every summer and many holidays with their family. Bob loved to play golf and was a longtime member of Farm Neck Golf Club. He cherished his time on the Vineyard with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Bob was the beloved husband for sixty-nine years of the late Rose (Hynes) Kelly. Bob was the devoted father of Robert J. Kelly, Jr. (Kelly) of Brockton, Mark S. Kelly of Florida, and Charlene Kelly of Quincy. Bob was the loving grandfather of Shannon, Colleen, and Connor Kelly. Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Kelly, Arthur Kelly, and Francis Kelly, and sisters, Winifred Von Kahle and Helen Curran. Bob was the cherished brother-in-law of Eleanor Bennett of Quincy. Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families. Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, February 23, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Immediately following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. The Kelly family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

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Alexander C Combs III

Aug 25, 1948 - Feb 15, 2024

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Boston, MA

Alexander C Combs III, aged 75, passed away on February 15, 2024 at Tufts Medical Center, due to complications from a brief illness. Born on August 25, 1948, at Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, KY, he was the beloved son of Mary Mullins Combs and Alexander C Combs Jr. He was raised in Harlan County, KY with his siblings Brent and Sandra. He fondly recalled his time exploring the mountains with cousins, riding the coal mine ponies, singing in the choir, and spending time at his Aunt Kay’s drive-in movie theater. In 1964 he moved to Evansville, IN where he graduated high school. He served his country with honor as a Petty Officer in the Navy from 1968 to 1971. Following his service, he worked as a nuclear submarine mechanic at Electric Boat in Groton, CT. Al was a proud graduate of Connecticut College, where he earned a degree in Botany in 1980. His ecological study of salt marshes sparked a lifelong passion for nature, which he expressed through his love of paddling, camping, gardening, golf, and wetlands conservation. In 1985, Al moved to Jacksonville, FL and founded Prime Restoration, a company that reflected his commitment to preserving historical architecture. In 1998, he relocated to Harvard, MA where he became deeply engaged with the community until his passing. Al's commitment to social causes, particularly in improving access to education, preserving natural spaces, supporting independent journalism, and as a patron of the arts was evident through his charitable works, including long term relationships with Harvard Historical Society, Nashua River Watershed Association, the Native American Health Organization, The GroundTruth Project, and Crocodile River Music. Al’s political advocacy was instrumental to the passing of Harvard’s Right-to-Farm bylaw. In his personal life, Al was wed to Barbara Combs (née Lupkay) in 1971, supporting his family through her lengthy battle with cancer, until her passing in 1983. He married Anne Berman in 1985. Following their divorce, he married Jennifer Combs (née Malloy) in 1993, who remained his partner until her death from cancer in 2022. Deeply supportive of his children and extended family, he leaves behind a legacy of love and perseverance, survived by his children Zachariah (Kristin), Daniel (Afra), Matthew (Kaitlyn), Meredith Combs McAlister (Tiffen), and Parker Combs, his grandchildren Rennie, George, August, and Arthur Combs, and his brother Brent Staton. Al’s remarkable character, evident in his love for family, friends and community, and an unwavering dedication to the betterment of society, will be deeply missed and forever remembered. A memorial service will be held in Al's honor at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rt 111), Acton, on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 11 AM. The service can be streamed using this link https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/55414526 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al’s name to either Fivesparks (Harvard, MA) or Nashua River Watershed Association (Groton, MA).

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Daad (Ramy) Cherabie

Mar 15, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024

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Boston, MA

Daad (Ramy) Cherabie passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Terbol, Lebanon, on March 15, 1945, and was one of ten children of the late Habib and Matild Ramy. She immigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, MA during March of 1969, where she resided for 55 years. A woman of strong faith, Daad was a proud parishioner of St. Takla Church in Terbol, Lebanon, and a dedicated and active parishioner at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Lawrence, MA. Daad never forgot her roots and made sure to instill her Lebanese heritage and culture in her children and grandchildren. She very much enjoyed cooking and hosting her family in many gatherings. She lived a life devoted to support her family. Ms. Cherabie is a proud Teta (grandmother) of ten grandchildren, which she loved so dearly. She was in attendance, with great pleasure, at all school and sporting events for her children and grandchildren. Words are not enough to express the unconditional love and pride she shared for others. She humbly portrayed the characteristics of being wise, gracious, generous, and appreciative, although she faced many challenges in her life. During her toughest times, she would smile, express her humor, and always took the time to say thank you for the simplest gestures. Her strength became an inspiration to many people that had the privilege of knowing Daad. She enjoyed her daily walking routine, where she would walk around the Mount Vernon neighborhood or at the Rockingham Mall connecting with others. Daad’s legacy lives on through her three children and their families: her son, George Cherabie and his wife Remy (Younes) of Lawrence, MA and their children Theresa, Joseph, and Veronica; her daughter, Rosemary (Cherabie) Bouchrouche and her husband Chaouki of Windham, NH and their children Lena, Carla, and Ryan; her daughter, Michelle (Cherabie) Saab and her husband Ziad of Salem, NH and their children Jacob, Andrew, Matthew, and Maya. In addition, Ms. Cherabie is survived by her brother, Mousa Ramy and his wife Najat of Terbol, Lebanon; sister, Nazli, wife of the late Samir Sarkis, of Lawrence, MA; two sisters-in-law, Therese, wife of the late Akel Ramy of Lawrence, MA and Firyal, wife of the late Nasib Ramy of Methuen, MA. Ms. Cherabie also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in the United States and Lebanon. Ms. Cherabie was predeceased by her brothers, Father Abdallah Ramy and his wife Wadad, Nicola Ramy and his wife, Vivian, Akel Ramy, and Nassib Ramy; her sisters, Marie Ramey and her husband Emile, Hafiza Younes and her husband Mikhael, Laya Rami and her husband Ibrahim; as well as her nephews, Daoud Ramey and Samir Younes. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daad’s memory, may be made to St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 145 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA 01841. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 22, 2024, between 4:00-7:00 pm at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street. Methuen. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 145 Amesbury St., Lawrence. A burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, North Lowell St., Methuen.

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