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Stoughton Obituaries (February 2)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of January 27- February 2.

William J. Cronin

William J. Cronin, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 62 years of the late Alice M. (Stevens) Cronin.

Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Dorchester before graduating from Jamaica Plain High School, Class of 1947. He was a resident of Stoughton for 40 years and previously lived in Brookline for over 25 years.

Mr. Cronin served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a partner of the Forest Floor Division of the Maltby Company for 20 years before being starting his own company, BMB Logging where he worked for over 20 years.

After his retirement, he worked as the Ranger at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Stoughton for many years. He was an avid golfer. In his free time, he enjoyed reading and watching birds in his bird feeders.

Mr. Cronin was the father of Donna M. Genovese and Carolann Jacobs both of Stoughton, Robert W. Cronin of Norton and the late Michael R. Cronin. He was the brother of Barbara Mongan of FL, Virginia Hartunian of CA and the late Elizabeth Lleydon. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral was be held from the Farley Funeral Home, in Stoughton on Thursday, followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Interment took place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Donations in William's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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Nathan R. Levine

Nathan R. Levine, 99, of Stoughton, formerly of Worcester, and Newton, passed away on Feb. 1.  

Beloved husband of the late Roslyn (Shapiro).  Father of Steven Levine. Brother of the late George Levine and his wife Beverly who presently resides in FL, the late Harry & Evelyn Levine and the late Rose & Joseph Epstein.

Cherished friend and companion of Sharon Kaufman. Uncle of Beverly Aurerbach & her late husband Dr. Sumner, Judy & Owen Leventhal, Marilyn Goldberg, Howard & Marlene Epstein, Mark & Abby Levine, Barry Levine and Wendy Levine and many great and great great nieces and nephews. Caring friend and neighbor of Evelyn Allen.

Graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Civil Engineering and Certificate in Naval Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He was the oldest living member of the Massachusetts State Guard, an accomplished ballroom dancer along with his wife Roslyn, longtime volunteer for the City of Newton and longtime member of Temple Ohabai Shalom of Brookline and Shaloh House Chabad of Stoughton.

Services at Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington Street in Canton on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Burial at Sharon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Shaloh House Preschool and Kindergarten, 51 Ethyl Way, Stoughton, MA 02072.

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Jacques M. Parent

Jacques M. Parent, 95, a resident of Stoughton, died at Baypointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Jacques Montas Parent was born on April 26, 1917 in Petion-Ville, Haiti to Gedeon and Victoire Parent. He was the husband of the late Marie-Therese (Laincy) Parent. He was the father of Marie Francoise Felix, Marcel Felix, his son-in-law, Jacques Philippe Parent, Max-Roger Archer, his son-in-law, and the late Maud Archer and Jean-Robert Parent. 

He is survived by his siblings: Gerard Parent and his wife Marie-Therese Parent, Pierna Pierre-Louis, Marie Rose Cazeau, and Jeannette Drouillard, Marianne Parent ,Anne Marie Parent his sisters-in-law; his grandchildren: Jean-Max Archer and his wife Jacqueline Archer, Esther Marie Archer, Henri Marcel Felix, Karl Edwige Felix and Pristine Hakime; his great-grandchildren: Jimmy Alexander, Jared, Jason, Julianna, Reyna and Gabriel; his great-great grandchildren: Jordan and Jocelyn; his nephews and nieces: Chantale DeClama, Ernest Parent, Josette Porcena, Yves Pierre-Louis, Jude Pierre-Louis, Alberte Daniel, Florence Souffrant, Rosemary Calice, Jacques Parent, Ralph Parent, Renee Bigaud-Young, Sandra Andre, Maryse Parent, Rachelle Parent, Alex Parent, Yves Cazeau, Alex Cazeau, Caleb Dubois, Wilner Parent, Patrick Deroses, Gabrielle Deroses, Gerald Parent, Jose Parent, George Parent, Jean-Claude Parent, Jean Bernard Parent, Harry Parent, Jose, Jacqueline and Victor Drouillard, Marie Carmel Presendor, and George Barbier, Herbert Baptiste, Denise Desire, Michaelle Baptiste and Evelyn Antoine as well as numerous great nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gedeon Parent, his mother Victoire Parent, and his wife Marie-Therese Parent; his brothers and sisters, Joseph Parent, Pierre Parent, Michel Parent, Antoinette Parent, Andre Parent, Carmel Dubois and Antoine Parent.

The family of Jacques Montas Parent acknowledges with sincere appreciation everyone who has expressed their sympathy and concern during this difficult time. They are truly grateful for your comforting messages, floral tributes and expressions of kindness during this time of bereavement.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici Church, 1540 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.. Visiting Hours will be held at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton, on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. Interment will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

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Mary Brennan-Garrity

Mary Brennan-Garrity of Stoughton, formerly of Dorchester, died Jan. 25. Beloved wife of the late William G. Garrity.

Loving mother of Jennifer Garrity and Elisha E. Garrity.

Sister of Charles J. Brennan and his wife, Madeline of of Randolph, Kevin A. Brennan of Quincy, and the late Eleanor Sullivan and Leo Brennan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Saint Kevin’s Grammer School in Dorchester and a 1960 graduate of Saint Patrick’s High School in Roxbury.

Mary had worked for many years at Gillette Company. Mary was very active at Saint Kevin’s Church and enjoyed playing the organ and the piano at the church. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and sewing. She will be sorely missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Arrangements handled by the Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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Juhne (Donovan) Toole Warren

Juhne (Donovan) Toole Warren, 69, a resident of Easton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was the wife of Anthony Z. Warren.

Daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Downing) Donovan, she was born and raised in Dorchester and graduated from Fontbonne Academy, Class of 1961.

She resided in Easton for the past 13 years after living in Stoughton for 18 years. Mrs. Warren was an Executive Secretary at Raytheon in Norwood for 9 years then Johnson & Johnson in Raynham for 9 years before retiring 13 years ago.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Warren was the mother of Tracy J. Constantin and her husband Robert, and Kristen L. Toole all of Stoughton, Michael E. Toole and his wife Katherine of Norton and the late Joseph Toole. She was the grandmother of Christopher and Devon Constantin, Emma and Nicholas Toole.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Easton at Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main St. at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1-4 p.m. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Donations in Juhne's memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or www.mass.wish.org.

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Bertha (Triger) Middleman

Bertha (Triger) Middleman, formerly of Stoughton and South Weymouth, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Beloved wife of the late David. Dear sister of the late  Dorothy Levine, Sarah Jacobs and Ida Mulsky. Dear aunt of Sandra Giovino, Barbara Tutin, Ilene Berish, Marilyn Fogg and many grand nieces and grand nephews. 

Services were at the Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel in Canton on  Monday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be madeto a charity of your choice.

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