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Stoughton Obituaries (December 23)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of December 16-22.

Edward J. Rush

Edward J. Rush, 77, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at the VA Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, December 18. He was the husband of Rose P. (Cullen) Rush.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester and was a Double Eagle, graduating from BC High School, Class of 1952 and Boston College, Class of 1956.

Mr. Rush was a resident of Stoughton for 43 years. He was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army, serving from 1957-1959. He was a member of the DAV, Chapter 29 in Braintree and the AMVETS John McKeon Post 146 in Dorchester. He enjoyed reading and sports. He was very proud of being a Boston College graduate, his Irish Heritage and his Dorchester roots.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Rush is survived by his children, Col. Edward J. Rush, Jr., US Army and his wife Linda of VA, Thomas J. Rush and James B. Rush, Stoughton FD and his wife Karin all of Stoughton, Mary Anne LoFrisco and her husband Thomas of NJ and Kevin F. Rush and his wife Dr. Janet Butts of Pembroke.

He was the grandfather of Katherine, Elizabeth, Juliana, Joseph, John and Colin Rush, Ned, Eleanor, Thomas, Hallie, George and Leo LoFrisco. He was the brother of the late Ann Marie Maguire and Helen Cobb. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton handled the funeral arrnagements. Funeral was held Firday, December 21. A private interment took place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Family requests flowers omitted.

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Josephine (Sujewski) Niemczyk & Romaine Denise Niemczyk 

Josephine (Sujewski) Niemczyk, 90, died December 13, 2012 at her home in Stoughton. She was the loving wife of the late Roman Niemczyk.

She was predeceased by her parents Kostanti and Josephine Sujewski and her brothers, Bernard, Stanley and Kosty Sujewski.

Born, raised and educated in Catawissa, PA, she was a resident of Stoughton for over 70 years. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. In her free time she enjoyed gardening.

She was the mother of the late Romaine D. Niemczyk, 57, who unexpectedly passed away the same day at her home in Stoughton.

Romaine was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a lifelong resident. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening.

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Shirley A. Gorman

Shirley A. Gorman, 84, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton after a period of failing health.

Born in Stoughton on February 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Shilansky) Gorman, she was raised in Stoughton  and was a 1946 graduate of St. John's High School in Canton.

Shirley was employed as a customer service representative at  Plymouth Rubber in Canton for over 25 years, retiring in 1996.

A devoted communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton, Shirley taught CCD for the Immaculate Conception Church for many years.

A volunteer for the Stoughton food pantry, her hobbies included walking and reading. Although Shirley was never a mother herself, she was the best Aunt to 2 nephews and 2 nieces. Moralistic in her ways to everyone she knew, that's what she will be remembered for, as well as her sense of humor.

Shirley is survived by her brother, Joseph P. Gorman and his wife Mary of Stoughton; a sister, Jo-Anne P. Ryan and her husband Jack of Attleboro; two nephews, Joseph Gorman Jr. of Stoughton and Matthew Ryan of Attleboro; two nieces, MaryBeth Raymond of Easton and Heather Ryan of Attleboro; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Easton. Funeral was held Saturday, December 22.

Donations in Shirley's memory may be sent to Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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Dorothy "Dot" (Benoit) Rogers

Dorothy "Dot" (Benoit) Rogers, 84, born January 14, 1928, passed away on December 15, 2012 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. She was the beloved wife of 65 years of Henry J. Rogers, formerly of Canton.

She was a lifelong resident of Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1946, where she was a member of the cheerleading team and captain of the field hockey team.

Mrs. Rogers owned and operated with her family Dorothy Jean's Bakery in Stoughton. She loved traveling and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. After retirement she went to Pompano Beach, FL for the winters. She enjoyed Boston sports, shopping and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rogers was the loving mother of Dorothy Rogers of N. Attleboro, Jean Rogers of Stoughton, Paul Rogers and his wife Karen Duross of Norton and Mark Rogers and his wife Angela of Chandler, AZ. She was the grandmother of Anthony Parma, Mark Rogers, Brian Rogers-Botellio, Katie, Kevin, Keith, Danny and Jillian Rogers.

Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton December 20, followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. Interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.

Donations in Dot's memory may be sent to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org.

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Barbara (Galbraith) Lloyd

Barbara Grace (Galbraith) Lloyd of Stoughton, formerly of Canton, passed away in Brockton on Saturday December 15, 2012. She was 73 years old and the beloved wife of Joseph V. Lloyd.

She is survived by her 2 loving children, Donna (Lloyd) Ayers and her husband Christopher Ayers of Stoughton, and Scott G. Lloyd and his companion Grace Chandonnet also of Stoughton.

Other survivors include her 7 grandchildren, Richard R. Lloyd, Morgan R. Ayers, Rhiannon E. Ayers, Liam J. Ayers, David Harmon Jr. , Cynthia Harmon, Robert Harmon, her sister Joan (Galbraith) Harmon of Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

Born May 7, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts Barbara was a daughter to the late Ethyl Ruby (Simons) and Clyde H. Galbraith. She attended Canton Public Schools and was a 1957 graduate of Canton High School. She also received her Master’s Degree in education from Cambridge College. Mrs. Lloyd was employed as a Social Studies Teacher at Plymouth High School for 28 years.

She was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Easton. She was also a member of the JCC/YMCA in Stoughton where she enjoyed running 5K road races and swimming. For many years Barbara was the swimming director at Ames Pond in Stoughton. She taught both lifesaving and swimming programs (Adapted Aquatics) on Saturday’s for many of the area's handicapped children.

Her hobbies included sports and attending her grandchildren’s music recitals, soccer games, football games, field hockey matches, tennis matches, baseball and basketball games. Barbara loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit China, Ghana, England, Belize, Turkey, Greece and many of the other U.S. states.

Sheehan Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements. A graveside service was held Friday December 21 at Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton.

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