Stoughton Obituaries (February 10)
The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of February 3-9.
Ernest P. Blye, Sr.
Ernest P. Blye, Sr., 74, died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of the late Carole I. (Elsemiller) Blye.
Born in Stoughton, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton Schools. Mr. Blye was a longtime resident of Stoughton.
He worked as a Meat Cutter in several Stop & Shop Supermarkets in the area for over 42 years. He retired several years ago. Mr. Blye was a member of the Meat Cutters Union. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Stoughton. In his free time, he enjoyed playing horseshoes and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Ernest P. Blye, Jr., David M. Blye and Pamela A. Amrock all of Stoughton, Steven J. Blye of Weymouth and Glenn D. Blye of West Bridgewater. He was the brother of Sally Chisholm of Holbrook and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. He is also survived by 15 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 1 great grandson.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 9 a.m. Visiting Hours will be Monday, Feb. 11 from 4-8 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, 01701.
Herbert K. "Gus" Gustafson
Herbert K. "Gus" Gustafson, 80, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Son of the late Karl and Alva (Anderson) Gustafson, he was born in Boston and graduated from Boston English High School and attended Boston University. He was a resident of Stoughton for over 45 years.
Mr. Gustafson served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was an insurance agent in Everett for many years. Gus also was a bartender at the Thunderbird Lounge and Porter Street Pub, both in Stoughton, for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 89 in Stoughton, as well as Terban Health and Fitness Club and the YMCA, both in Stoughton.
Mr. Gustafson was the father of Susan H. Gustafson of Stoughton and the late Karl R. Gustafson and the grandfather of Nicholas and Foxx-Michael Moore of Stoughton. He was the friend and companion of Bette Meier of Stoughton. He was the brother of Harold "Pete" Gustafson of Hyde Park, Viola Morse and her husband Richard of Carver and the late Lennart, William, Vincent, Russell and Stanley Gustafson.
Graveside Service will be held at The Gardens at Gethsemane, 670 Baker St., West Roxbury on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours omitted.
In lieu of flowers and donations, prayers would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home.
Mary F. (Single) Murphy
Mary F. (Single) Murphy, 54, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Feb. 6 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of 30 years of Brian H. Murphy.
Born in Boston, she was a graduate of Stoughton High School and attended Massasoit Community College. Mrs. Murphy was a waitress at Charles River Country Club in Newton for 15 years. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Murphy is survived by her children, Ryan C. Murphy of Canton, Tyler H. Murphy of Cambridge, Timothy F. Murphy and Breanna B.Murphy, both of Stoughton, as well as her grandson, Avery L. Murphy. She was the sister of Jeanne Kelly of Canton, Nancy Santamaria of Dedham, Lorraine Kelleher of MD, Christine Mahoney of Worcester, Charles Single, Jr. of Walpole and the late Patricia Single. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org.
Lawrence S. Corbett
Lawrence S. Corbett, a United States Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and longtime resident of Stoughton, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 at the Southeast Rehabilitation Skilled Care Center in North Easton. He was 92 years old and the beloved husband of 70 years to Helen J. (Chisholm) Corbett.
He is survived by his daughter Janice (Corbett) Ross and her husband Robert E. Ross of West Bridgewater, his daughter in law Donna C. Corbett of South Easton, his sisters, Shirley Dolloff and her husband Lawrence, Marge Boutilier and her husband Arthur "Steve" Boutilier and his brother Robert E. Corbett and his wife Lois, all of Stoughton.
Other survivors include 5 grandchildren, Lynda Corbett, Michelle McFarland, Tracy Chiruna, Jeffrey Ross, Keith Ross and 8 great grandchildren. Larry was also a father to the late Bruce G. Corbett and a brother to the late William Marden, Arthur Corbett. Maude Sawyer, Gladys Morris, Doris Fobes, Flora Holmes, Ernest Corbett, Harold Corbett, Roy Corbett and George Corbett.
Born August 13, 1920 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, he was a son to the late William S. and Marion (Holbrook) Corbett. He attended Stoughton Public Schools and was a 1938 graduate of Stoughton High School.
PFC Corbett proudly served his country as an officer with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a AA Gunner, Firefighter and Patrolman while aboard the U.S.S. Alaska. He also attained the status as a Rifle Sharpshooter and Pistol Marksman. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. He was a proud member of the Michael Romanuk VFW Post 1645, American Legion Post 89 and the Rising Star Lodge AF & AM all in Stoughton.
Mr. Corbett was employed as a Carpenter by the Town Of Stoughton Housing Authority for over 25 years. He retired in 1985. His hobbies included golfing and being a "family man." He will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
His funeral service will be held on Monday Feb. 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Sheehan Funeral Home, 115 Monk Street in Stoughton. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Burial will follow in South Easton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 414 Sumner Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 in Larry's memory, would be appreciated. To send on-line condolences, please visit: www.sheehanfuneralhome.com.
Charles J. Kimtis
Charles J. Kimtis, 95, of Stoughton, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, after a lengthy illness at The Baypoint Skilled Nursing Home in Brockton, MA., surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Stoughton on Oct. 20, 1917 to Charles and Ursula Kimtis, he grew up in Stoughton and attended Stoughton High School. In 1943, he married his wife of 69 years, Estelle L. (Smith) Kimtis and together raised their three children. Charlie lived his entire 95 years in Stoughton.
He joined the US Army in 1943 and was in Company D 290th Infantry Regiment. He was sent to Europe in 1944 where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he was employed for 35 years as a mechanic with the Federal Government. He worked at the former Hingham Ammunition Depot and the Boston Naval Shipyard.
After retirement, Charlie worked endlessly outdoors (his yard was his pride and joy). He was very active and ice skated into his 80’s. He loved all sports and especially loved watching the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots. Charlie was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and all who knew him.
Charlie was predeceased by his parents, his son Charles J. Kimtis, Jr. and his brother Edmund Kimtis. He is survived by his loving wife as well as his daughters Donna Good (John) of West Yarmouth and Cynthia Noe of South Dennis, eight grandchildren Daniel Good, Hilary (Noe) Penney, Suzanne (Good) Hazard, Kristina (Kimtis) Eldredge, Allyson (Kimtis) Joy, Keith Noe, Erica (Kimtis) Stevenson and Shannon Dednah and also 15 great-grandchildren.
To honor Charlie’s wishes Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements handled by the Sheehan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Edward T. Costello
Edward T. Costello, 81, of Stoughton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 54 years of Mabel E. (White) Costello.
Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Roslindale and a graduate of Roslindale High School. He was a Airman 1st Class in the US Air Force and a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Costello worked as a supervisor for Wallboard Construction Company in Natick for over 36 years, retiring at age 65.
He was a member of Painter's Local 577 in Weymouth. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling to Mohegan Sun and attending tribal and cultural events. He also enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean for many years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed exercising at the Stoughton YMCA. He was a dedicated and beloved father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Mark E. Costello of Easton, and his daughter, Christine C. Varano and her husband Anthony of Duxbury. He was the grandfather of Kenneth E. Costello, Kyle P. Costello, Sara M. Varano and Amie F. Varano. He was the brother of the late Bernard M. and John Costello. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Monday, Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours Sunday 2-5 p.m. Interment will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemtery, Bourne at 12:45 p.m.
Donations in Ed's name may be to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.
Jose E. "Ernesto" Rego
Jose E. "Ernesto" Rego, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Sunday, Feb. 3. He was the husband of Conceicao P. (Paulo) Rego. Born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, he moved to Stoughton in 1971.
Mr. Rego was a cook at Stoughton Diner for 17 years before retiring at age 62. He was an avid fisherman.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Rego is survived by his son, Ernie P. Rego of Methuen. He was the brother of Maria Jose Reis of Portugal, Manuel Rego of Canada and the late Joao and Jose Antonio Rego.
Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Feb. 6, which was followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Interment took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton.
Michael S. Boncek
Michael S. Boncek, age 31, of Halifax and Stoughton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
He was a natural athlete and a free spirit. Michael was mechanically-inclined and loved working with his Dad restoring their antique hot rod. He also worked with his uncles in construction.
Michael was the beloved son of Stephen & Karen (Delaney) Boncek of Halifax and loving fiance of Ava Kahn-McQueen of Stoughton. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his dog, Bambi.
Visiting hours at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 7 Mattakeesett Street, (Route 14), Pembroke, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at the Shepherd Funeral Home in Pembroke, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Interment services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attention: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.