Category archives for: Obituaries

Camozzi, Ermenegildo

Ermenegildo “Gildo” Camozzi, 77, of Norwood, passed away February 11 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bergamo, Italy, he came to the United States in 1960 at the age of 19. He previously lived in Hyde Park and has lived in Norwood for the last 40 years. Gildo was the owner of […]

O’Brien, Rose E.

Rose E. O’Brien (Harkins), 88, of Canton, passed away February 5 at Hancock Park and Nursing Center in Quincy. Born in Clonmany County, Donegal, Ireland, she came to the United States at the age of 21. She previously lived in Roslindale before moving to Canton in 1975. She worked as a book binder for the […]

McClellan, John W.

John W. McClellan, 92, of Canton, passed away February 4 at the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton. Born in Boston, he was raised in Quincy and has lived in Canton since 1953. He served in the Navy on the USS Lexington during World War II from 1943 to 1946 and went on to graduate from […]

Purnell, Michael

Michael Purnell, 45, of Canton, passed away suddenly yet peacefully on January 27, 2018. Mike was born in Boston but was raised in California before moving back to Boston in 1996. Mike worked for Harpoon Brewery for 20 years where he met some of his closest friends, who were like family. He married his wife, […]

Sanderson, Eunice M.

Eunice M. Sanderson (MacAskill), of Canton, formerly of Everett, passed away January 24 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Malden, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. She was a devoted wife and homemaker and has lived in Canton for the last six years and enjoyed spending her summers in […]

Thornton, Gail A.

Gail A. Thornton, of Westwood, formerly of Canton, passed away January 27. Born in Boston, she was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High, Class of 1973. She was an avid writer and a published poet and wrote a memoir of her life. She also enjoyed making jewelry and was a talented musician who […]

Merchant, Bernadette A.

Bernadette A. (Ruane) Merchant, of Canton, passed away peacefully in her 100th year on January 29 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Leonard G. Mother of Dr. L. Paul Merchant and his wife, Madeline, of Scituate, Michael D. Merchant and his wife, Lua, of Tustin, CA, John E. Merchant and his […]

Greeley, Mary V.

Mary V. Greeley (Stronjy), of Canton, passed away January 27 surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Taunton, she graduated from Taunton High School. She previously lived in Hyde Park and has lived in Canton for the last 40 years. She worked for the Boston Public Schools as a quality control manager in […]

Cotter, Margaret M.

Margaret M. “Peg” Cotter (Brosnahan), 94, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 26, 2018. Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended Girls High School. Married in 1948 to her late husband, Jim, they lived in Hyde Park for a short while before moving to Canton in 1955. She worked […]

Brenner, Benjamin A.

Benjamin Brenner, “It’s Ben; don’t call me Benjamin!” of Canton, formerly of Boston’s West End, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the age of 89. Son of the late Julius and Anna (Wyzanski) Brenner; brother of the late George, Solomon and Sidney; husband of 59 years to Adelle (Koretsky) Brenner; father of Gary, […]

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