(From Farley Funeral Home)
Robert E. Cambra, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Margaret L. (Cronin) Cambra. Born in Fairhaven, he was raised and educated in Quincy Schools. Mr. Cambra was a resident of Stoughton since 1969.
He was a member of the Painter's Union in Boston and worked for the MBTA as a painter for the past 17 years. Prior to working for the T, he worked on several notable projects, including painting the Kennedy Library and painting the famous Boston Gas "Corita" Gas Tank on the Southeast Expressway. He was a talented landscaper and stoneworker and in his free time, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He is survived by his children; Lorraine I. Kofink-Maher and her husband Paul J. of Whitinsville, Robert E.Cambra,Sr. of Hull, Michael F. Cambra and his wife Jodi of CA and Kelley A. Cambra, Anthony P. Cambraand Kristin A. Cambra all of Stoughton. He was the grandfather of Tiffany A. Maher, Robert E. Cambra jr, Joseph J. Cambra, Michael P. Cambra and Alexander Cambra. He was the brother of the late Barbara Jarvis and the uncle of Lynnette Jarvis and Jacqueline Jarvis. He is also survived by a large extended family and many friends.
Graveside Services will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery, Washington St. (Rte.138) Stoughton on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.. Visiting hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m.
(From Farley Funeral Home)
Essie D. (Brown) Smith, 80, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, Sept. 9.
Daughter of the late Benjamin Brown and Navay Dawkins, she was born in Edgefield, SC and educated in Washington, DC schools.
She was a resident of Mattapan for 30 years before moving to Stoughton 27 years ago. Essie was a solderer for Raytheon in Waltham for many years before retiring at age 65. She enjoyed taking cruises, trips to Foxwoods, shopping and ice cream. She was a member of the High Lighters bowling team in Boston for many years.
Essie is survived by her children, Beverly Smith of Boston, Raymond Smith, Jr. and his wife Deborah Jackman-Smith of Dorchester, Johnnie Smith of Brockton, Vivian Smith-Davis and her husband Keith Davis of Hyde Park and Theresa Smith Tracey of Dorchester. She was the sister of Grace Dawkins and Ruth Dawkins both of Roxbury and the late Mary Dawkins and Gus Dawkins.
She is also survived by her former husband, Raymond Smith, Sr. of Mattapan, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.Funeral Service will be held at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren St., Roxbury on Monday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.. Visitation prior to the service will be from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be private.