Friday, May 3, 2013
Longtime Stoughton resident Alban C. Castro passed away at the age of 52. Reta Jane "Bunnie" (Lantz) Nickerson, another longtime resident, passed away at the age of 85.
Alban C. Castro The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Alban C. Castro, 52, died unexpectedly April 20, 2013. He was born, raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. His love of the sea moved him to become a Merchant Marine which allowed him to visit many city ports throughout the world. In later years, he went back to school and attained a certificate in culinary arts. He enjoyed music, cooking, gardening and sports. He was the loving father of Mandy L. (McCartney) Piotrowski and her husband Thomas of Quincy. He was close with his surviving brothers Joseph A. Castro and his wife Cindy of Hull, John M. Castro and his wife Giti of Newton and Charles E. Castroand his wife Karen of Taunton…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Graig John Kowalczyk passed away May 1 at the age of 37 after a lifelong struggle with Muscular Dystrophy.
Stoughton is saddened at the death of 37-year-old Graig John Kowalczyk, who passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a lifelong struggle with Muscular Dystrophy. He was the beloved son of former Stoughton Selectman John J. Kowalczyk and Mary R. (Power) Kowalczyk, a teacher at the West Elementary School in Stoughton. Born in Quincy, Graig was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a 1994 graduate of Stoughton High School. He also attended Massasoit Community College in Brockton, and worked as a dispatcher at the Stoughton Police Department. Stoughton Deputy Police Chief Robert Devine said that "Graig was a good and gentle soul that made all those who knew him smile. We offer our deepest …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Born in Azores, Portugal, Judite Fatima (Paulino) Ramos lived in Stoughton for almost 40 years. She passed away on April 27 at the age of 68.
Wednesday, May 1
The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Judite Fatima (Paulino) Ramos, 68, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Saturday, April 27 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She was the loving wife of Carmelino F. Ramos for over 50 years. She was born in Azores, Portugal and lived in Stoughton for almost 40 years. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ramos is survived by her son Joe Ramos of Stoughton. She was predeceased by her son Michael Ramos. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Thursday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours are Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Dale F. LaVelle worked at Stoughton High for 30 years, before his retirement in 1993. He passed away on April 27 at the age of 80.
Tuesday, April 30
The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Dale F. LaVelle, 80, a longtime resident of Brockton, and former longtime teacher at Stoughton High School, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Saturday, April 27. He was the husband of 50 years of Joan F. (Murray) LaVelle. Born in Buffalo, NY, he attended Catholic University and graduated from Oblate College both in Washington, DC. Mr. LaVelle earned his Masters Degree in Education Languages from Boston State College. He was a resident of Brockton since 1970. Mr. LaVelle was a teacher, Director of Foreign Languages and Principal (for a brief period in the early 1980s) during his tenure at Stoughton High School, where he worked for 30 years before …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Longtime Stoughton resident Kathleen (Grady) Carolan passed away April 27 at the age of 104. She was a former teacher at St. John's School in Canton.
Monday, April 29
The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Kathleen G. (Grady) Carolan, 104, died peacefully at the Copley at Stoughton on Saturday, April 27. She was the wife of the late Vincent H. Carolan. Born in Boston and raised in West Roxbury, she was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Class of 1928 in Boston and Trinity College, Class of 1932 in Washington, DC. She was a resident of Stoughton since 1949. Born in 1909, She turned 104 earlier this month, on April 11. Mrs. Carolan was the first permanent lay teacher at St. John's School in Canton. She taught at St. John's for 20 years before retiring 34 years ago. She was a member of the Stoughton Women's Club and Trinity Alumni Association. Mrs. Carolan is survived by her children, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Mary I. "Marie" (Saia) Mosher, a longtime resident of Stoughton, was a former part-time librarian at the Gibbons Elementary School. She passed away April 23.
Saturday, April 27
The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Mary I. "Marie" (Saia) Mosher, 80, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Tuesday, April 23. She was the devoted wife of 44 years of Andrew C. Mosher. Born and raised in Dorchester, she was educated at St. Peter School in Dorchester and St. Patrick School in Roxbury. She was a resident of Stoughton for 42 years after living in Avon for several years. Mrs. Mosher was a bookkeeper at Liberty Mutual for several years and a part-time librarian at the Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton for 18 years before retiring 20 years ago. She loved cooking, shopping and spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Mrs. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Longtime Stoughton resident Adelino Abreu worked at the F.C. Philips Company in Stoughton. He passed away April 21 at the age of 66.
Friday, April 26
The following is from the Pushard Funeral Home: Adelino Abreu, a resident of Stoughton for over 40 years, died peacefully Sunday April 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 66 years old. Born in Madeira Island, Portugal in 1946, he moved to Stoughton in 1970. Adelino worked as a machinist for the F.C. Philips Company in Stoughton for many years and was an active parishioner Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. He was a member of the Portuguese Club, the Holy Ghost Society-Azores, and Our Lady of Fatima, all in Stoughton. Mr. Abreu was the husband of Bernadette A. Abreu (Aguiar), father of Nelson Abreu and his wife, Shelly of Marstons Mills, and Justin Abreu and his wife, Emily, of Mansfield, grandfather of Julia, Elise, David, and …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Stoughton resident Angela Jenny (Gosar) Bakas, 85, was a teacher for 40 years. She passed away April 19.
Thursday, April 25
The following is from the Farley Funeral Home website: Angela Jenny (Gosar) Bakas, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Friday, April 19 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Rock Springs, WY to Slovenian immigrant parents, Joseph Gosar and Antonia Ravnihar Gosar. Angela attended grade school through high school in Rock Springs. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Following graduation she embarked on a 40-year teaching career. Her first three jobs were in Rawlins, WY; then in Ouray, CO and in Englewood, CO. She spent the next several years teaching for the U.S. Air Force Dependent Schools in Japan, Germany, Spain and Turkey. Upon her return to the U.S., she …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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REMEMBERING MIKE SWALLOW: He wasn't tall, but still, he was big on the football field. I first watched Mike Swallow, and his twin brother Ricky, when they played against my son in STOYAC's Mitey Mites program at age six. You could tell they were both great athletes, even at that age. My son played quarterback throughout his STOYAC Raider years, and through his senior season for the Black Knights football team at Stoughton High. Through many of those years, he handed off the ball to one of the Swallow brothers. And, more often than not, the short, but powerful, brothers would smash through someone and gain yards. That's how I know the Swallow boys. Sure, they had their problems, as many young people have had, but as we remember Mike …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of April 14-20.
Saturday, April 20
The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of April 14-20: James E. Flint James Edward Flint, 46, of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly at his sister’s home Monday April 8, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Click here to read the full obituary. *** Scott J. Kilroe The body of Scott J. Kilroe, 40, of Wareham, formerly of Stoughton, was found April 13 in Mattapoisett, according to the state medical examiner's office. Kilroe had been missing since February. Raised in Stoughton, Kilroe was a 1991 graduate of Stoughton High School. He was an elevator constructor with the Local 4 IUEC for 15 years. He also was a self-employed mason and in his free time he enjoyed his stone work. Click …