Stoughton Obituaries (November 11)
The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of November 4-10.
Anne V. (Toland) Havlin
Anne V. (Toland) Havlin, died Monday, November 5, 2012 after a long period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of Thomas D. Havlin.
Born in Boston, she was a longtime resident of Stoughton. She was the longtime director of St. Anthony's Free Market Food Pantry in Stoughton and an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Shauna Jean and her husband Chris of Franklin; Kerry Campbell and her husband Tim of Bridgewater; Erin Lockhart and her husband Dave of Stoughton; and Molly Mills and her husband David of North Attleboro.
She was the sister of the late George and John Toland. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Brian and Maura Campbell, David and Michelle Lockhart and Amelia Mills.
Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Friday, November 9, followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, in Stoughton. Interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Donations in Anne's memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave. Boston MA. 02215 or to St. Anthony's Food Pantry 2 Park Ave. Stoughton MA. 02072.
Donald C. Thomas
Donald C. Thomas, 90, a retired Boston Police Officer, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Wegeler) Thomas.
Born and raised in Roxbury, he was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School. He was a resident of Stoughton since 1969. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Thomas worked as a Patrolman for the Boston Police Department for over 40 years. After his retirement, he worked in the Distribution Warehouse for Reebok in Stoughton for over 15 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Boston Police Patrolman's Union.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his children, George C. Thomas of Canton; Donna J. Thomas of Stoughton; Timothy J. Thomas of Whitman; and Robin T. Haygood of Norton. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Wakley and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral was held at the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Saturday, November 10. Interment took place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Donations in Donald's memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or www.mspca.org.
Thomas D. Packard
Thomas D. Packard, 87, died at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica on Friday, November 9. He was the husband of the late Catherine T. (Lyons) Packard.
Born in Boston, he was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge Tech and Northeastern University. Mr. Packard was a Machinist's Mate 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and a Veteran of World War II.
He was a resident of Billerica for 2 years after living in Stoughton for 58 years.
Mr. Packard was a mechanical engineer and vice president at Bird Machine Company in S. Walpole for 38 years before retiring in 1990. He has a patent for a paper creper. He was a member of the Happy Squares Square Dancing Club and enjoyed reading, traveling, chess, square dancing and reunions of the USS Thatcher DD514.
Mr. Packard is survived by his children, Jean L. Packard and Gail M. Walsh both of Houston, TX; John L. Packard of Brockton; Thomas E. Packard of Billerica; and Catherine M. Ouellette. He was the brother of the late William Packard. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St. in Stoughton at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Thomas' memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or www.diabetes.org.