Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Rev. William Stephen Dunn pastor of St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, Mass., passed away Monday morning, May 20, after a short illness. He was 69.
Tuesday, May 21
Obituary courtesy of Gormley Funeral Home: The Rev. William Stephen Dunn pastor of St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, Mass., passed away Monday morning, May 20, after a short illness. He was 69. The wake will be 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the parish. The funeral mass will be 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. Rev. Dunn practiced Internal Medicine as a physician for more than 30 years, tending to people’s bodies, and became a priest seven years ago, tending to their spiritual lives. He will be remembered fondly by family and friends for his kindness, dignified demeanor and dry sense of humor. He recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land, the highlights of which included a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Maureen A. (Hoey) Dunn devoted her life to prisoner of war and missing in action advocacy after her husband went missing during the Vietnam War.
A Jamaica Plain native, noted for her advocacy on behalf of American military prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, died Friday. Maureen A. (Hoey) Dunn, of Randolph, died Friday May 10 at age 72, according to her obituary on the Cartwright Funeral Home website. Dunn’s long history of advocacy began during the Vietnam War, when her husband US Navy Lt. Joseph P. Dunn plane was shot down over the South China Sea near Hainan Island on Feb. 14, 1968. His body was never found, and he was officially decalred dead in 1982. Maureen Dunn became a widow with a young son. The couple were married at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Jamaica Plain four years earlier in September 1965. She co-founded the National League of Families of POWs/MIAs, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
William McDermott, had a law office in West Roxbury, and had been working on the US Senate campaign of Stephen Lynch.
William McDermott passed away on Feb. 27 after being struck by a car in South Boston. McDermott had a law office, Sullivan and McDermott, at the corner of Centre Street and Quinn Way. McDermott had been working for the US Senate campaign of Stephen Lynch, read more from the Dorchester Reporter here. The following is an obituary courtesy of James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home in Dorchester: McDERMOTT, Atty. William A. Jr. Suddenly, in South Boston, formerly of Dorchester and West Roxbury, February 27th. Beloved father of Liam and his wife Tara McDermott of Medway, and Deirdre and her husband Auston Habershaw of Dorchester. Brother of John D. McDermott of West Roxbury, and Helen McDermott and her partner Kathy Meisl of Waltham. Bill loved…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The funeral will be at the Gormley Funeral Home on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Name.
Thursday, February 14
The following is courtesy of the Gormley Funeral Service Home: Brig. Gen. William J. Gormley III of West Roxbury, died suddenly in Honolulu, HI. February 9, 2013 at the age of 74 years. He was born in Roxbury and currently lived in West Roxbury. Beloved husband of Mary R. (Timmerman). Loving father of LTC William J. US Army of Saudi Arabia, Mary Anne Cronin and her husband Michael T. of Marblehead, Karen J. Burns and her husband John of West Roxbury, Michael J. (B.F.D.) and his wife Karen M. of West Roxbury, and Michelle E. Gormley of Roslindale. Loving grandfather to eight grandchildren. Brother of James P. of VT, Mary E. Clasby and her husband James of Ashland, Katherine A. Ahern of Westford, and Richard F. of West Roxbury and many …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In lieu of Flowers donations can be sent to the Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Obituary from Robert J. Lawlor & Crosby Funeral Home. Dear Friends and Family, It is with heavy hearts and complete sadness that our son Alexander Callahan passed away on December 2, 2012. It was unexpected and a tragic ending to his young life. We will be honoring him with a Mass to be held at Saint Theresa Church at 10:00 AM on Monday December 10, 2012 at 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 Relatives and friends may visit on Sunday 4 to 8 PM at Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre Street in West Roxbury on Sunday, December 9th from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of Flowers donations can be sent to the Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. Checks made payable to Boston Children's Hospital at Children’s …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Pam Washek died Sunday, Dec. 2. There is West Roxbury chapter of the Neighbor Brigade.
A wife and mother and volunteering icon has died after a 10-year battle with cancer. Pam Washek, the co-founder of the Wayland Angel Food Network (now the Neighbor Brigade), passed away Dec. 2, according to an obituary published on Boston.com. Today, Wayland's chapter of Neighbor Brigade is just one of more than 30 in the state of Massachusetts. There is a chapter in West Roxbury that began in May, and was started by Anne Harvey Kilburn. Said Kilburn about Washek's passing, "Pam Washek lived the mission of Neighbor Brigade as she bravely fought a long battle with cancer. She was kind, compassionate and exhibited a graceful presence that is rare to find these days. She will be sorely missed, but the neighbor to neighbor care and …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain died Oct. 12, 2012. She was the wife of former State Senator James W. Hennigan Jr. and mother of Clerk Magistrate Maura Hennigan.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain died Oct. 12, 2012. She was the wife of former State Senator James W. Hennigan Jr. and mother of Clerk Magistrate Maura Hennigan of Jamaica Plain. The Hennigans are a well known political family in Boston. Visiting hours will be Monday, 3-8 p.m. at Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Holy Name Church at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. For more information, please visit the full obituary at the Web site for the Lawler Funeral Home.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The longtime Boston University president and political figure in Massachusetts passed away on Sept. 27, 2012.
John R. Silber, who served as president at Boston University for more than two decades and was an influential - and controversial - figure in Massachusetts politics, died on September 27 of kidney failure. He was 86. Dr. Silber is credited with bringing Boston University from a commuter school to new levels of academic excellence, and was nearly elected governor of Massachusetts in 1990, losing narrowly to Bill Weld. Dr. Silber began at Boston University in 1971, served as president until 1996, then as University chancellor until 2003. During his tenure at BU, Dr. Silber expanded the university's campus, recruited accomplished professors and faculty, and improved BU's reputation considerably. Dr. Silber was widely known for his jarring…