Dec 23, 1936 - Oct 21, 2023
Lawrence E. Perrotta
Nov 15, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024
Lawrence E. Perrotta (Larry) was a devoted family man who passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at the age of 82 leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter. He was the son of the late Alexander and Eleanor (Harrington) Perrotta. He lived in East Boston, formerly of Cambridge and Winthrop. Larry was a loving father to his children Michael Perrotta and his wife Marjanna of Winthrop, Deborah Reardon and husband Robert of Winchester, and Derek Perrotta and wife Sera of Shrewsbury. He cherished every moment spent with his family, finding joy in the simple pleasures of life. Larry is also survived by his former wife, Barbara L. Perrotta the mother of his children. As a proud grandfather, Larry took great delight in the company of his grandchildren: Matthew and his wife Lia, Marissa, Robert Jr., Sochia, Shannon, Rachel, Katherine (Katie), Sean, Michael James "MJ" and Luke. He was a source of wisdom, guidance, laughter, and endless love to each of them, leaving behind cherished memories that will be treasured forever. Larry was also a dear brother to Dianne Rice and belated husband Ed, Paul Perrotta and his wife Bridget, and Adeline Moscato and her husband Gerry. In addition to his immediate family, Larry is survived by his nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of friends who will miss him dearly. A proud member of Plumbers Local #12, Larry served as its past president, embodying a strong sense of camaraderie and dedication to his fellow members. He was highly respected for his leadership and commitment to the organization. In his leisure time, Larry enjoyed traveling the country in his RV, exploring new destinations, and creating cherished memories with his beloved family. He was always trying new things; acting classes in Boston which led to onstage performances, getting his Class A truck driver’s license, and line dancing to name a few. He found immense joy in spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored dearly. Larry took great pride in his family and their accomplishments, finding happiness in their successes and milestones. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the visitation on Friday, February 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 10:00 am at Saint Eulalia Parish in Winchester, MA. Please meet directly at the church. Larry will be deeply missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace, knowing that he touched the lives of many and left behind a legacy of love and kindness that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Lawrence's name can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284 or .
John P. 'Jake' Keady
Oct 17, 1984 - Feb 11, 2024
John P. "Jake" Keady, a lifelong resident of Winchester, entered into eternal life suddenly on Sunday, February 11, 2024. He was 39 years of age. Jake was born in Boston on October 17, 1984, a son of John P. Keady Jr and Jean (Godding) Keady. He grew up in Winchester where he was educated in the Winchester Public School system and graduated from Winchester High School in 2003. He furthered his education and received an Associate's Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He worked as a licensed barber for many years. Jake enjoyed spending time with his family above all else. Jake is the beloved son of John P. Keady Jr. and Jean (Godding) Keady. He is the dear brother of Jeff Keady and his wife Paige. He is the loving uncle of James and Harper Keady. He is the grandson of the late James and Joan Godding, and John and Anne Keady. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jake's Funeral on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9 A.M. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. in St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown. His burial will take place at Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester. His visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Jake's name to: Gavin House Development Department 675 East 4th St. South Boston, MA 02127 Click Here to Donate Online Directions to Funeral Home
Jan 11, 1944 - Feb 11, 2024
Edward Lonergan, 80, originally from Somerville, graduate of Matignon High School (Cambridge), Boston College (Cum Laude), and BU Law (he attained the highest marks of any applicant in the 1968 Bar Exam). He practiced law for over 50 years with, in his words, "reasonable success." He was a member of teams that produced epic Boston area developments, including Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Charlestown Navy Yard, and Admiral's Hill in Chelsea. Despite his many successes in law and business, he jovially referred to himself as one of the “too numerous to mention” crowd. Ed considered his family his greatest achievement and blessing. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his three children, Ted Lonergan and wife, Alissa of Chicago, Jeff Lonergan and his wife Chrissy of Burlington, and Kerry Pescatore and her husband, Bob of Winchester, his grandchildren, Sean, Colin, Olivia, Michael, and Joseph, and his siblings, Ita, Suzanne, Kenneth, and Ellen. He was predeceased by his brother Jackie. He adored his family, and rarely missed an opportunity to express his love. He was generous with his time, money, and wisdom. He is sorely missed and will be forever loved. A wake for Ed will take place at Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main Street in Winchester, MA, on Thursday, February 15, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The funeral will be at Saint Eulalia Parish, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, MA on Friday, February 16, at 10 a.m. After the funeral, there will be a private interment (burial) for family members only. A Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family will be held at Fairways at Woburn Country Club, 5 Country Club Road, Woburn, MA on Sunday, February 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Anna R. Bergin
Sep 26, 1934 - Feb 06, 2024
BERGIN, Anna R. (Fiorenza) of Winchester, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Former wife of the late George E. Bergin. She leaves behind her son Christopher and his wife Eileen of Newbury and their daughters Mara and Alana, and her daughter Jane of Woburn. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan C. Bergin. She is the dear sister of Mary Lou Smith of Winchester, sister-in-law Susan Fiorenza of Winchester, and the late Robert, Richard, and Carl Fiorenza. A Visitation will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St., (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Friday, February 9th from 9:30-11:00am. Followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester at 11:30am. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester.
Marlene Elizabeth Herlihy
Jun 27, 1936 - Jan 26, 2024
Marlene Elizabeth Herlihy, world traveler and career educator, led an incredibly full life, one marked by resilience and determination. Born June 27, 1936, she grew up in a close-knit, loving, working-class family in Somerville, Massachusetts. The extended family occupied both stories of a classic Somerville duplex. After attending Somerville public schools through the 8th grade, Marlene attended Matignon High School, graduating in 1954. She then earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Tufts University in 1958. While at Tufts, she also took numerous Education courses, and the fall after graduation, she began her long career teaching in the Somerville public schools. Marlene met her late husband, Henry (Buddy) Roy Herlihy, when they were 16 years old on a blind date. He also grew up in a Somerville duplex, but he and his twelve siblings and their parents occupied only one floor. The two managed to purchase a small home in Winchester, and eventually built a more spacious one in the town in which to raise their four young boys - Glenn, Mark, Shawn, and Scott. To help with the boys at home, Marlene left full-time teaching and forfeited her status as a tenured teacher. When her husband, Buddy, died suddenly in 1979, Marlene faced the task of raising the boys - ages 17, 13, 11 and 9 - on her own. By then, she had been working her way back into teaching by serving as a substitute teacher in the Somerville system, a job that paid about $22 per day at the time, came without any benefits, and was not always steady. She could only work when teachers were needed on specific days. Following her husband’s death, most presumed that she would need to sell the home in Winchester and relocate. Moving back to the Somerville duplex where several of her family members still lived seemed like the most likely scenario. But Marlene was determined not to disrupt her childrens’ lives further and she found a way to keep the family in their home in Winchester. Eventually, after several long-term substitute teaching assignments, and some struggle (Proposition 2 ½ had tightened municipal budgets), she regained tenure in the Somerville School system, which provided a measure of security and stability in her life and that of her sons. Having experienced poverty, she remained frugal for the rest of her life. But she was always willing to help others in need and to indulge her passions, such as traveling. She made trips around the world, to China, India, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, and virtually every country in Western Europe and in Scandinavia. She made some trips with her husband Buddy, and many others with long-time companion Dick Tarpey (Aruba was a favorite of theirs) and with a long list of friends who shared her interest in traveling. In recent years, she made several trips with Larry Haley. When the two traveled to Antarctica in December, 2022, Marlene had succeeded in traveling to all seven continents. Marlene loved cultural events - concerts, plays, musicals, movies - and though not an athlete herself, she was an avid, even a rabid fan of the Celtics and Patriots. Through Dick Tarpey’s work as a statistician for radio broadcasts of BC Football games during the Doug Flutie era and Patriots games when they were good, she became very interested in football. When the Patriots were on TV and an opposing player was gaining yards on a run or after a catch, she would blurt out, “Get him, get him.” And when the game was on the line for any reason, she would get nervous, close her eyes and say “I can’t watch.” She was a true life-long learner. In her late 40s, she earned a Master's degree in Education from Cambridge College. She read 50-60 books a year, in all genres, some for diversion, but many to satisfy her curiosity about the world. She took mini courses through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University and attended lectures series offered through the Jenks Center in Winchester. She was a member of several book clubs over the years. She loved people and had numerous circles of friends, including those from the Swim and Tennis Club, where she was a member for over 50 years. She frequently got together with her beloved “teacher friends,” and other friends from Winchester and surrounding towns. She stayed in touch with some college classmates. She was proud of and loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. While always open to learning new things and experiencing life to its fullest, she took the time to appreciate life. She kept a diary for close to 70 years, in which she would list events that filled each day - gatherings with friends or family, outings to restaurants, movies and shows she saw, etc. At the end of each year, she would list all the good things that had happened - trips she had taken, milestones that had been met, projects around the house that had been completed, etc. She counted her blessings and never took anything for granted. Marene was the beloved wife of the late Henry R. Herlihy. Loving mother of Glenn D. of Hyannis, Mark A. and his wife Theresa of Winchester, Shawn M. and his wife Linda of Wellesley and Scott A. and his partner Colleen of Charleston, SC. Adoring grandmother of Kristen, Amy, Brett, Drew, Katherine, Caroline, Michael, Austin, Mark, Dylan, Christian, Clark and great grandchildren Grace and James. Dear sister of the late Gloria Humphrey and Lawrence Lenane. She was predeceased by her loving companion Richard Tarpey of Burlington. She is survived by her special companion Larry Haley of West Medford. Marlene cherished each one of her many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and in-laws and will be missed by all. Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St., (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Tuesday, January 30 from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester on Wednesday, January 31st at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. For online condolences, please visit www.lanefuneral.com
May 21, 1947 - Jan 25, 2024
Linda Adanalian (Russian) of Winchester passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 25, 2024, she was 76 years old. Linda was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 21, 1947 to the late Hagop & Clara (Gedchudian) Russian. She was the beloved wife of the late Khosroff Garabed Adanalian who passed away in 2018. Linda is survived by her devoted and loving sons Christan Adanalian and Sevan Adanalian both of Winchester. She was the loving grandmother to Areg & Shant Adanalian. She was the dear sister of Arsen Russian of Arlington. Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Ave., Watertown on Tuesday, January 30th at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A visitation period will be held in the sanctuary of St. Stephen's from 11am-12pm immediately prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Stephen’s Armenian Church.
Neil C. Kerrigan
Jun 29, 1939 - Jan 20, 2024
KERRIGAN, Neil C., 84, a lifelong resident of Winchester, MA, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2024. He was born on June 29, 1939, in Winchester, the son of Anita (Todesca) and Neil C. Kerrigan Sr. He loved his family, athletics and was an avid Boston sports fan. Family members include his wife of 63 years, Ann S. (Smith) Kerrigan of Winchester; two daughters and son in laws, Kathryn MacPhee and husband Paul of Amherst, NH; Susan Martinello and husband Michael of Danvers; and a son, Wm. Scott Kerrigan and wife Sandra of Littleton, MA. Predeceased by son, Thomas M. Kerrigan. Grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 5. Calling hours are Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 11am-1pm at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St., WINCHESTER. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home immediately following 1pm. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers donations in Neil’s memory may be sent to a charity of your choice.
Dr. James Ries Aronson
Sep 01, 1932 - Jan 19, 2024
Dr. James Ries Aronson passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 19, 2024. Born in Chicago he grew up in suburban Highland Park, IL. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1954 with a degree in Chemistry. He then moved to Massachusetts to attend M.I.T. where he received his PhD in chemistry in 1958. After a post-doctoral year in the Spectroscopy Laboratory, he joined Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he met his future wife, Rita. James and Rita spent their first year of married life in San Francisco before moving to Winchester in 1963, where they raised their five children and were active members of the community. He worked for ADL for 27 years, specializing in infrared spectroscopy. Much of that time was spent on various aspects of the NASA Lunar and Planetary programs. He published some 40 papers in various technical journals and books, and along the way received a NASA citation as a Principal Investigator on the Lunar Program. He did some private consulting for 3-4 years after his retirement from ADL. James was a passionate golfer, loved to read, travel, and was fascinated by history, astronomy and his ancestry. He enjoyed playing bridge, Chinese luncheons with close friends and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. James had many great accomplishments in his life but was most proud of his children and grandchildren and of course his hole in one in golf. After retirement he enjoyed teaching senior citizens computer skills and was the editor of the Jenk’s Senior Center newsletter, amongst many other activities. In addition to his beloved wife Rita, James leaves behind his children James T. and wife Doriana and their children Victoria, James, Monica and Richard, Audrey Savoia and husband Joseph and their daughter Arianna, Kathy Carroll and husband John and their children Andrew, Christopher, Sophia, Caleb and Daniel, Diane Butts and husband Timothy and their children Danielle and Rachel, Christopher and wife Karen and their children Nicole, Andrew and Anthony. Dear brother of Linda Gulinson and husband Dr. Jordan Gulinson. He was the son of the late Alfred and Lucille Aronson. He will also be greatly missed by many loving nieces, nephews and relatives. A private service was held at Lane Funeral Home and a celebration of Jim’s life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701.
Marion Rabbitt Towle
Sep 29, 1937 - Jan 17, 2024
Marion Rabbitt Towle, age 86, died peacefully on January 17, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Marion was born September 29, 1937 in Cambridge, MA, where she was raised by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth, alongside her sister, Lorraine Sullivan of Andover, MA, and brother, Paul Rabbitt of North Andover, MA. Marion graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge, MA in 1955 and graduated from Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline, MA in 1957. After college, Marion worked at several local companies including Boston Edison. In 1962, Marion married Richard Cardinal Towle (d. 2002) of West Medford, MA, whom she met in high school. After moving several times for Richard's career at General Electric, in 1967 the couple settled in Durham, NH. Marion would remain in Durham until 2020, at which time she moved to Winchester, MA to be closer to her family. After giving birth to their three daughters, Marion returned to the workforce in 1977 when she became the secretary at Mast Way Elementary School in Lee, NH. Marion retired from Mast Way in 2002. As a couple, Marion and Richard enjoyed sailing and playing bridge. They were also active members of Saint Thomas More Church. Marion was a voracious reader who relished spending time with her friends in the Woodridge Road and Mast Way book clubs. She also loved knitting and crafting. In her retirement, she summered on Cape Cod with her family. Marion, who was lovingly known as "Bunny" by many, is survived by her three daughters: Jeanne Cummings and her husband, Kevin, of West Medford, MA; Carolyn Nydegger and her husband, Kevin, of Falmouth, MA; and Alison Towle and her fiancé, Michael Moriarty, of Andover, MA. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Matthew and Erin Cummings, and Katherine and Connor Nydegger. A memorial mass to remember and celebrate Marion’s life will be held at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Marion always had a special place in her heart for her niece, Julie Sullivan, with whom she shared a birthday. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The ARC Massachusetts (thearcofmass.org/giving), whose advocacy supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities Arrangements by Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington, MA 02474.
Alice M. Driscoll (McGinley)
Jun 25, 1943 - Jan 11, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alice M. Driscoll (McGinley) on January 11th, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dorchester and raised in Somerville, Alice was the second of six children born to Marie Cahill and Richard McGinley, of Dorchester.? A dedicated career at the Somerville courthouse spanning 20 years defined Alice's professional life. Yet, her true passion lay in the delight of family and friendship. Her role as a sister, mother, aunt, friend, and Nana was one of unwavering love and support.? Alice, a longtime resident of Medford and more recently Winchester, leaves behind her devoted partner of 40 years, Vincent "Corky" Creedon, her son Brendan and his wife Heidi, her son Barry, and her cherished grandchildren, John, Jamie, and Emma. Alice is also remembered fondly by her sisters Cathy Irving, Mary Brady, Ellen Scibilia, and their respective families. She was predeceased by her sisters Anne and Kathleen.? Alice found immense joy in the simple pleasures of life — sharing stories of her Irish roots, dancing to her favorite music, enjoying summer weekends on Cape Cod, spending evenings watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and enjoying a slice of her favorite lemon meringue pie.? Her spirit was a gift to all fortunate enough to know her, and her personality was one that lit up every room she entered. In her final days, Alice continued to uplift those around her and found solace in being surrounded by those she held closest to her heart. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, January 16th from 4-7pm at Keefe Funeral Home, Chestnut St., Arlington. A funeral mass will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, High St., Medford on Wednesday, January 17th at 10am. Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, Harvard St., Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s in honor of Alice. May her memory live on in the hearts of those she touched, and may she rest in eternal peace.