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Stoughton Obituaries (October 1)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of September 23 - September 29.

David Wade, 17, a senior at Stoughton High School, died on Sept. 29 after he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest at his Turnpike St. home, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said. Wade was shot by his 21-year-old brother in what was reported as an accidental shooting. Click here to read a tribute to David. His obituary, which includes funeral arrangements, is posted here.

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Paul F. McAlister

Paul F. McAlister, a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era and 42 year resident of Stoughton,passed away at home on Monday September 24, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old and the beloved wife of Wendy C. (Kirchner) McAlister to whom he was married to for over 42 years.

Besides his loving and caring wife he is also survived by his children, Heather M. Jackman of Stoughton and Michael C. McAlister and his wife Elaina. Other survivors include his brother Ernest W. McAlister and his wife Mary A. of Quincy,MA and Sarasota,FLA., his sister Joan L. Fleming and her husband John of Braintree and his three grandchildren, Alexis M. Jackman, Evan R. Jackman and Jake R. McAlister. He was also a brother- in- law to the late Noreen M. McAlister and the cherished grandfather of the late Paige C. Jackman.

Born September 25, 1946 in Boston, he was a son to the late Ernest S. and Bertha G. (Smith) McAlister. He attended Boston Public Schools and was a 1964 graduate of Dorchester High School. Paul also attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Mr. McAlister was honorably discharged from the United States Army after four years of dedicated service to our country. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. McAlister had a lengthy working career as a Pipefitter and HVAC Contractor and from 1966 to the present was a proud member of the Pipefitters Union Local # 537.

Mr. McAlister volunteered and served the town of Stoughton as both an active elected Precinct 8 Town Meeting Representative, retired member of the Zoning Board and was also a member of the Stoughton Town Hall Building Committee. Paul was a proud member of the American Legion Post # 327 in Mission Hill. Paul was also a member of the Braintree Rifle & Pistol Club, the NRA and G.O.A.L.

Arrangements were handled by the Sheehan Funeral Home in Stoughton. His funeral service was Friday, September 28, at the Faith Baptist Church in Stoughton, followed by a burial with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph,MA 02368 in Paul’s memory would be appreciated.

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Ingeborg (Kein) Smith

Ingeborg M. (Kein) Smith, 86, died September 25, 2012 at the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Lee Smith Jr. and the longtime companion and fiancé of Thomas Danilchuk.

Born in Brunne, Germany, she was raised and educated in Germany. She moved to the United States in 1951 and settled in Boston where she lived for several years. She was a resident of Stoughton since 1967.

She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Channing Lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Harvard University Retirees Association and the Stoughton Republican Town Committee, serving as the secretary. She was also an active member of the First Congregational Church in Stoughton for many years, serving in their Women's Group and in the Choir. In her free time, she enjoyed walking, bowling and gardening.

She is survived by her children, Hans Kein of Georgia, Lee Smith III of VA and Loreen Potvin of FL. She was the sister of Gisela Shephard of FL, Paul Kein of Germany and the late Annemarie O'Connor. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Inge's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Esther (Bruus) Gambrazzio

Esther R. (Bruus) Gambrazzio, 89, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at her home after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of 52 years of John J. Gambrazzio. Born in Dorchester, she was raised and educated in Canton and was a graduate of Canton Schools.

Mrs. Gambrazzio was a resident of Stoughton for over 50 years. She was a homemaker. In her free time, she enjoyed collecting cookbooks, dolls, Christmas villages and playing the piano.

She was the mother of William Barrette of Stoughton and the late Robert Barrette. She was the mother-in-law of Judith Barrette of Stoughton. She was the grandmother of Jenny Andrews, John Barrette and Robin Jones. She was the great grandmother of Tyler, Courtney, Abby, Jada and Ryan. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Prayers were held at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on September 28. Interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Donations in Esther's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans – Gift Processing, POB 14301, Cincinatti, OH 45250-0301 or to the Gambrazzio Family.

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Evelyn (Estabrooks) Ryder

Evelyn A. (Estabrooks) Ryder, 85, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 22 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Ryder.

Born in Stoughton, she was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1945. Mrs. Ryder was a clerk in the Treasurer's Office and then the Auditor's Office for the Town of Stoughton for many years before retiring in 1991. She enjoyed sewing and crafting.

Mrs. Ryder was the mother of Cheryl M. Klausman and her husband Jerry of ME, Cynthia A. Totman and her husband Christopher and Gary W. Ryder and his wife Kathy all of Stoughton and the late Kevin W. Ryder. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tracey Wagner, Rebecca and Kevin Klausman and Evelyn F. Ryder as well as 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on September 26. Interment took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton.

Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368, www.oldcolonyhospice.org or the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, www.jimmyfund.org.

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Joseph Figueiredo Jr.

Joseph Figueiredo Jr., 51, died Saturday, September 22, after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Karen E. (Costello) Figueiredo. Born in Somerville, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a longtime resident of Stoughton before moving to Mansfield 21 years ago.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Figueiredo was a member of Teamsters Local 25 in Boston since 1996 and worked as a Low Bed Driver for several area construction companies. He was an animal lover, especially his dog Rudy. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and most of all spending time with his children and family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons; Joseph F. Figueiredo and Francis J. Figueiredo both of Mansfield. He was the son of Armenia (DaCosta) Figueiredo of Middleboro and the late Joseph Figueiredo. He was the brother of Joann Wood of Bridgewater, John Figueiredo of Brockton, Susan Ray of New Bedford and the late Edward Figueiredo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Prayers took place at the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Saturday, September 29

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Figueiredo Children's Memorial Fund, c/o North Easton Savings Bank, 20 Eastman St., S. Easton MA 02375.

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