Stoughton Obituaries (September 23)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of September 16 - September 22: Richard Fontenarosa; Michael P. Glennon, Jr.; Samuel Golden; Mary C. Toomey; and Richard A. Romanelli.

Richard Fontenarosa

Richard J. Fontenarosa, 67, a resident of Avon, died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 8. He was the husband of 21 years of Maureen A. McCauley.

Son of the late Joseph R. and Eva M. (Sass) Fontenarosa, he was born in Quincy, graduated from Stoughton High School and also attended Massasoit Community College. He was a resident of Stoughton for 40 years before moving to Avon in 1986.

Mr. Fontenarosa was a firefighter in Stoughton for over 20 years before retiring 7 years ago. He also owned Fontenarosa Trucking for over 30 years. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fontenarosa is survived by his sister, Marie Allberry and her husband Dale of Wareham, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Visiting Hours prior from 3-6 p.m. Interment will be private.


Michael P. Glennon, Jr.

Michael P. Glennon, Jr., 26, a resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, September 18.

Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and Abington. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing and especially spending time with his son.

Michael is survived by his son, Michael D. Glennon of Abington, as well as his parents, Michael P. Glennon of Stoughton and Mary B. (McKenna) Haron and her husband C. Daniel Haron of Warwick, RI. He was the brother of Jonathan C. and Patrick R. Glennon both of Warwick, RI. He is also survived by his grandparents, Richard and Patricia McKenna of Abington and Maurice "Pete" and Frances Glennon of FL, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and a nephew.

Funeral was held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Saturday, September 22, followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Michael D. Glennon Trust, checks payable to Mary Haron ITF Michael D. Glennon, c/o Sovereign Bank, Attn: Manager, 765 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.


Samuel Golden

Samuel Golden, of Stoughton, passed away on Wednesday, September, 19, 2012 at 98 years of age.

Beloved husband of Mildred (Jacobs) Golden. Loving father of Michael Golden & his wife Susan of North Hampton, NH, Neil Golden & his wife Margo of Boston and David Golden & his wife Beth of Stoughton. Cherished grandfather of Alena, Julia, Andrew and Kate, Craig, Eric and Christine, Sara, Leah and Craig. Dear brother of Irene MacAlpine of FL and the late Abraham “Al”, Solomon “Sol” and Martha.

Services were at the Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel in Canton on Friday, September 21. Burial followed at Kehilath Jacob Cemetery in West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062.


Mary C. Toomey

Mary C. "Kitsy" (Sugrue) Toomey, 81, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Saturday, September 22 in Stoughton after a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Toomey.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Anna and Daniel Sugrue. Kitsy was a graduate of Roxbury High School. She enjoyed working as a bookkeeper to many local businesses in town. She spent many winters with her husband and family in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Kitsy was a member of the Stoughton Irish American Society. She loved to spend time with her friends at Foxwoods and enjoyed playing bingo.

She was the loving mother to her two daughters: Margaret L. "Peggy" Toomey and Kathleen A. "Kathy" Toomey both of Franklin, and her sons, Richard of Stoughton and Joseph of Easton. She was the loving sister of Jeanne Pettinelli of Quincy, Teresa "Toots" Brennan of Stoughton, Margaret "Peggy" Sugrue-Temple of Ft. Meyers, FL and the late Joseph and Daniel Sugrue and Joan McLaughlin. She was the grandmother of Meaghan, Patrick and Brendon Toomey and is also survived by many friends and family.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours are Monday, 4-7 p.m. Burial will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations in Kitsy's memory to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the charity of one's choice.


Richard A. Romanelli

Richard A. Romanelli, 75, of Norton, formerly of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Born in Canton, MA on June 7, 1937, he was a loving son of the late Dominic and Iris (Mazzarini) Romanelli.

He grew up in Canton and attended St. Johns parochial school. His family later moved to Worcester where he finished his education. He served his country as a member of the National Guard for eight years.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Romanelli worked as a parts delivery driver and as a warehouseman for Certifit Auto Body Parts in Randolph for 5 years.

A resident of Norton for the past 16 years, he had formerly resided in Stoughton for over 30 years. He was an active member of American Legion Post 106 in Sharon.

Richard loved the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, boating and target shooting at the Easton Rod and Gun Club. When younger he was an active bowler.

He was the devoted brother of Paul Romanelli of Norton, Rita Pagels of Attleboro, Joseph Miller of Middleboro, William Miller of East Falmouth, Elizabeth Pietro of Stoughton, Bruce Miller of Plymouth and the late Allen Miller. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

At the request of his family funeral services will be held privately with burial to take place in the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., Norton.


Click here to read the obituary of , who died following a tragic accident on Sept. 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School.



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