Stoughton Obituaries (September 16)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of September 9 - September 15: Mark Kelley; Lorraine Emerson; Elizabeth "Betty" Theriault; Flora Camara; James Cardella; Marianne DelConte.

Mark Kelley

, former Stoughton Selectman and longtime Town Meeting Representative, died the day after his 58th birthday, Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Good Samaritan Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mark lived his entire life in Stoughton and was active in political and social circles. He attended St. Mary's School in Stoughton and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood.

Following his graduation from Bentley College in Waltham with a degree in accounting, he held an executive tax position with Cumberland Farms, Inc., at its national headquarters in Canton.

He will be remembered as a generous, gregarious, and family-oriented man, who embraced public service selflessly.

No one was a more ardent fan of the New England Patriots football team.

He was the son of the late Stoughton Town Moderator William J. Kelley Jr. and Leona Kelley.

He is survived by his sister Pamela Murphy of Santa Monica, CA, and his brothers Dr. William J. Kelley III of Miami, FL, and Brian L. Kelley of Falmouth, MA, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. Burial at sea will occur on the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Falmouth, MA. 

Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's memory may be sent to Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. or www.joslin.org


Lorraine Emerson

Lorraine M. (McFadden) Emerson, 75, a resident of Stoughton, died at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, September 11 after a brief illness.

She was the wife of the late Donald G. Emerson, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a graduate of Mission Hill High School.

She resided in Stoughton and previously lived in Avon for 8 years and Randolph for 15 years.

Mrs. Emerson was a supervisor for Nielson Ratings in Dunedin, FL for 10 years and retired 5 years ago. She was an avid Boston sports fan and loved reading. She was adored by her 11 grandchildren.

Mrs. Emerson is survived by her children, Donald G. Emerson, III and his wife Jan of Randolph, Donna M. Coletta and her husband Mark of Stoughton, Michael W. Emerson of Weymouth, Margaret L. Hanlon and her husband Robert of Holbrook, Danny L. Emerson of Brockton and Joseph V. Emerson and his wife Jodi of Sharon. She was the sister of the late Margaret Goode and William McFadden. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton on Friday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org.


Elizabeth "Betty" Theriault

Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Briscoe) Theriault, 87, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Champion Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Brockton after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of John J. Theriault.

Born and raised in Randolph, she was educated in Randolph and Avon Schools. She was a resident of Stoughton since 1952. She worked as a clerk and supervisor for Corcoran Shoe and Avon Sole for many years, retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Rubber Workers Union.

In her free time, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, ceramics and reading.

Mrs. Theriault was the sister of Maebelle L. Briscoe of Avon, Beverly Robinson of Berkley, Loretta Pinnetti of Easton and the late Walter E. Briscoe, Ruth Corrigan, Pauline Moody, Harriet Smith, Eileen Stevens, Gail Briscoe, Kenneth Briscoe, Alton E. Briscoe and Roger G. Briscoe. She was the devoted and beloved aunt of many.

Funeral Service was held from the in Stoughton on Friday, September 14. Interment took place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Assn., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or www.alz.org/MANH.


Flora Camara

Flora P. (Pedro) Camara, 82, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 10 at Boston Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Augusto C. Camara.

Born and raised in Flores, Azores, Portugal, she resided in Stoughton for the past 42 years.

Mrs. Camara was an assembler at Morse Shoe in Canton for 18 years before retiring in 1989. She sang in the Portuguese church choir at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton for many years. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, crocheting and especially spending time with her family.

Mrs. Camara is survived by her son, Nestor P. Camara and his wife Donna of Stoughton, as well as her grandchildren, Kerri Burke and her husband Keith, Lisa Reagan and her husband Gary, Cindi Camara and Steven Camara and his wife Christina and her great-grandchildren, Shaylin and Rylin Reagan and Kennedy Burke.

She was the sister of Rosaria Camara of Stoughton, Nestor Pedro of Portugal and the late Carminda Salvador, Maria Freitas and Jose Pedro. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Friday, September 14 and was followed by a Funeral Mass at in Stoughton. Interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.


James Cardella

James R. Cardella, 89, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Monday, September 10. He was the husband of 63 years of Lucy C. (LaCava) Cardella.

Born and raised in Boston, he was a graduate of English High School and Boston University.

Mr. Cardella was a resident of Stoughton for the past 40 years. He was a Technician 5th Grade in the U.S. Army and a Veteran of World War II. Mr. Cardella was the Director of Finance for the U.S. Postal Service in the Boston Region, where he worked for 37 years before retiring 32 years ago.

He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 196 in Boston. He was an avid piano player and Boston sports fan, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Cardella is survived by his children, James W. Cardella, Mary Jean Pardi and Anthony C. Cardella all of Stoughton and Janet A. Ilacqua of Easton, as well as his grandchildren, Jennifer Barr, Matthew Ilacqua, Christopher Ilacqua, Ashley Pardi, James Cardella, MaryAnne Cardella, Lauren Cardella, Jeanine Ilacqua, Julianne Cardella and Heather Cardella and his great-granddaughter, Madison Barr.

He was the brother of Concetta Sabatini and Albert DiBlasi both of Canton and the late Antoinette Kasianowicz. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Wednesday, September 12, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton. Interment took place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Donations in James' memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14 Floor, New York, NY 10004 or www.jdrf.org.


Marianne DelConte

Marianne (Weaver) DelConte of Stoughton, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 8. She was 69. Ms. DelConte was the former wife of Michael DelConte.

Born in Milton on April 16, 1943, Ms. DelConte was the daughter of the late True and Barbara Weaver.

She attended the Massachusetts College of Art and worked as an Administrative Assistant for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. She also worked as a Knitting Instructor at Dee's Nimble Needles in Walpole and Creative Stitch in Cohasset.

Ms. DelConte was an artist who enjoyed knitting, attending many knitting conventions and fiber festivals, and loved family gatherings.

Marianne treasured her family dearly and adored playing with her grandchildren. She is lovingly remembered by her family for her strong will to live and her positive attitude. Ms. DelConte touched many people's lives and was greatly loved by all those who knew her.

Ms. DelConte is survived by four children, Seth Curtis and his wife Noralee of Stoughton, Sarah DelConte Cosentino and her husband Christopher of Lancaster, Michael DelConte and his wife Amanda of Milton and Joshua DelConte and his wife Emily of Seekonk. She was the sister of Barbara Dolan of Chicopee and loving grandmother of James, Kristy, David, Isabella, Luciana and Vincent. Ms. DelConte also leaves her beloved cat, "Sammy."

A Memorial Service was held in the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Saturday, Sept. 15.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Marianne's memory may be made to the Neponset Valley Humane Society, PO Box 544, Norwood, MA 02062 or www.neponsethumane.org.



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