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Marathas, Bess

Bess Marathas (Xanthos) of Canton passed away December 3 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Greenwich, CT, she was raised and educated in Astoria, NY. She went on to earn her associate’s degree from Massasoit Community College and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Nazarene College. She has lived in Canton for over […]

Casey, Maryjean

Maryjean “Jean” Casey (Bresnahan), 92, of Canton, passed away on December 1 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, she was raised in South Boston and attended Boston schools. She has lived in Canton since 1955 and was a former member of the St. Gerard Majella Church Prayer Group and a former volunteer at […]

Donnelly, Joseph F.

Joseph F. “Smokin Joe” Donnelly, 69, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly November 29. Born and raised in Brighton, he graduated from Catholic Memorial High School and Boston State College. Joe worked as an account manager for the Radisson Hotel in Boston for 13 years before retiring. He previously worked for the Massachusetts Lottery as an […]

Brandsma, Albert

Albert Brandsma of Canton, 87, formerly of Natick, passed away at his home on November 29. Born and raised in Hoorn, Netherlands, Albert served in the Dutch Merchant Marines, which brought him to Canada in 1952. He worked as a chef for the railroad before moving to the United States in 1958. He also worked […]

Linehan, Gail E.

Gail E. Linehan (Hester), 81, of Canton, died November 25, 2017, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family. Gail was an active parishioner of St. Gerard Majella Church in Canton. She was a member of the Canton Garden Club and St. Gerard’s Altar Guild and St. Gerard’s Care and Share. Gail was also an […]

Larson, John L.

John L. “Jack” Larson, 75, of Canton, passed away November 22 at Norwood Hospital after a long illness. Born and raised in Jamestown, NY, he attended Jamestown High School and served in the United States Navy. Jack has been a resident of Canton for the last 34 years and worked as a salesman for Poirier […]

Pacella, Marie V.

Marie V. Pacella, 91, of Fairhaven, formerly of Canton, died November 20, 2017. Marie was born in Dorchester and attended St. Gregory’s grammar and high school. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton and was a member of the Canton Catholic Women’s Club and the Canton Garden Club. Beloved […]

Jones, Robert P.

Robert (Bob) P. Jones, 87, of Canton, passed away peacefully on November 19 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Born and raised in Brighton, he graduated from Boston Technical High School, Class of 1950. Misrepresenting his age, he served nearly five years in the Marine Corps Reserve. Called to active duty during the Korean Conflict, he […]

Iannetti, Antonio D.

Antonio D. “Tony” Iannetti, 69, of Canton, passed away November 16. Born in Brittoli, Italy, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 14. He graduated from Canton High School and served in the Army National Guard. He was the owner and operator of L’Avanti Hair Salon in Braintree for many years. He […]

Ford, Agatha L.

Agatha Lucy (diBella) Ford, 98, of Canton, peacefully passed away on November 16 at the John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree. Agatha was a graduate of Girls Latin School and the Teachers College of the City of Boston, where she was valedictorian of the class of 1940. She also completed courses at Boston University School […]

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