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UPDATE:
Judy Higgins Donahue recently found out that our classmate Ronald C. Holmes passed away a few years ago... Below is his Obituary...

Ronald, C. Holmes, 74, of Middle Highway (RI) , died peacefully on June 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara M. (Oatt) Holmes.

Born in Pembroke, MA, a son of the late Elbridge G. and Anne L. (Pierce) Holmes, he lived in Barrington for 28 years. Mr. Holmes was an accountant for many years and was a member of the Christian Life Worship Center.

Besides his wife of 40 years, he is survived by five daughters, Dawn M. Sullivan and her husband Dennis of Providence, Deanna and Robert of Seekonk, MA, Amanda J. Steffens and her husband Gary of Cranston, Michaela A. Holmes of Stafford, VA and Rhonda F. Holmes of Barrington; ten grandchildren, Bethany, Becky and Libby Sullivan, Megan, Leanne, Rachael, Brandi, Carley Poirier and Emma and Eli Steffens and two brothers, C. Lee Holmes of East Bridgewater, MA and Paul A. Holmes of Bridgewater, MA.

A celebration of his life will be held on Monday June 29, 2015 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions made be made in Ronald’s memory to the Christian Life Worship Center, 420 Middle Highway, Barrington, RI, 02806.


Leo Sicliano reported that our classmate William Haskell passed asway on Dec. 7th. Below is William's Obituary:

William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.

William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=176819774#sthash.XtyophKr.dpuf
William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=176819774#sthash.XtyophKr.dpuf
William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=176819774#sthash.XtyophKr.dpuf
William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=176819774#sthash.XtyophKr.dpuf
William T. Haskell, 73, of Taunton, formerly of Brockton, passed away December 7, 2015, at his home, under the care of his loving family. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lorretta Haskell. He graduated from Brockton High School and went on to proudly work for the City of Brockton Park Dept. for over 40 years. He continued his employment for 19 years as a custodian for the Brockton Registry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard, taking great pride in his garden. He was never without the company of his cat or dog and loved watching sports. He is survived by his forever loving wife of over 50 years, Lillian (Spirida) Haskell. He was the beloved father of Janice Haskell-Mace of Stoughton, Lisa (Haskell) Buckley and William Haskell Jr. both of Taunton. He also leaves his sons-in-law, Bill Mace and Leo Buckley; along with his daughter-in-law, Jean Snow. He was the proud Papa to his 6 grandchildren, Leo, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew, Rachel and Hannah, who were all the light of his life. He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Haskell) Ezepek; and was brother to the late Kenneth Haskell Jr. He leaves behind many family and friends including his poker buddies of over 50 years. Friends and family are respectfully invited to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, to pay respects Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. To get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=176819774#sthash.XtyophKr.dpuf

Tom Chew Reported that our Classmate Michael Joyce passed away on October 27, 2015. HIs Obituary follows:

Michael V. Joyce, 73 of Humarock died on October 27, 2015 at South Shore Hospital after being stricken at his home. He was born in Brockton son of Thomas and Mary (Brennan) Joyce and was raised and educated there. He attended St. Patrick's Grammar School and graduated from Brockton High School in 1960. He later attended the New England Institute of Technology and took courses at Stonehill College.

Mike had been employed as a food broker for a company in Canton and later for the Tetley Tea Company. For most of his career he was the Operations Coordinator at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and later at.East Bridgewater High School.

He had made his home in Hanson for thirty five years before moving to Humarock 16 years ago. He was a member of the South Shore Vo-Tech School Committee for nine years and was a member of the Green Harbor Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen M. (Finn) Joyce and their sons, Mark E. Joyce and his wife Kim of Plymouth, Kevan M. Joyce and his wife Kathy of Pembroke and Brian M. Joyce and his wife Michelle of Marshfield. He was the brother of Thomas Joyce and his wife Georgia of Brockton, MaryEllen Richard and her husband Peter of Rochester and the late Neil Joyce. He was the proud grandfather of Benjamin, Samantha, Kaitlyn, Kristen, Joseph, Thomas, James and Sofia Joyce.

Mike's family would like to invite relatives and friends to join them at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union Street, Rockland on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday October 31, 2015 at St. Christine's Church, 1295 Main St. Marshfield. Burial will follow at Couch Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Whitman-Hanson Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 26, Whitman, MA 02382 or the Scituate Coastal Coalition, c/o David Ball Rebecca Rd. Scituate, MA 02066.


Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our Classmate Kathleen Joan Kelleher passed away last week.

Kathleen Kelleher TyniKathleen Joan (Kelleher) Tyni, 73, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of ** Donald Tyni for 52 years and mother of Sharon Frost and her husband David Hedrick of West Yarmouth, MA, Jennifer Sheehy and her husband Peter Sheehy of Hyannis, MA and Heather Tyni of Orford, NH, grandmother to Melissa Frost of Burlingame, CA, Tyler Kearney of Plymouth, MA, Cameron Byers of Naples, FL, Jordan Byers of Hyannis, MA, David Hedrick of South Yarmouth, MA, Shauna Inkley of Lancaster, CA, Hannah Edwards of Orford, NH, great grandmother to Avery Harvey of Lowell, MA, Kaeden Ancahas-Bennett of West Yarmouth, MA and Kalani Byers of West Yarmouth, MA. She is also survived by her siblings, Sheila Adams, Ellen LaVersa, Robert Kelleher and Daniel Kelleher along with many nieces and nephews.

Kathy was born in Stoughton, MA on March 11, 1942 to the late Robert and Irene Kelleher. She graduated from Brockton High School, class of 1960, and attended secretarial school in Boston. She got married to her husband Don on August 17, 1963 and lived in Hanover, MA, Abington, MA and Bridgewater, MA. In 1978, Kathy and Don moved to West Barnstable, MA with their three daughters and have remained for the last 37 years. Kathleen J KennedyShe was affectionately known as Grammie and G-Mama by her grandchildren and GG by her great grandchildren. She was the glue to the family and was greatly adored by many. She was always open arms and accepted everyone into her family. She was full of laughs and smiles, loved the beach, reading, all things Irish, watching the Tennis Channel, poking around in consignment shops, and spending all of her free time with her family. One of her lifelong dreams was to visit Ireland, which she got to do twice, with her three daughters and her oldest granddaughter. The family would like to thank the VNA Hospice in Hyannis and Pulmonary Rehab at Cape Cod Hospital for all of their support.

Visiting hours will be held at Morris, O’Connor &Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA on Friday, September 25 at 11:00am 1 of 2 9/27/2015 7:40 PM with a service to follow at 12:00pm. Memorial donations can be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.


BARRE, VT - Judith Celia (Rubeski) Prouty, 73, of Gold Spur Lane, passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her family was at her bedside.

Born Jan. 3, 1942, in Brockton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of William and Genevieve (Swedas) Rubeski. In 1960, she graduated from Brockton High School, then attended Chandler College and graduated in 1962.

On Aug. 23, 1963, Judy married her high school sweetheart, Sherman Milne Prouty, at her family home in Brockton. Following their marriage, they resided in Burlington, Vermont, while Sherman finished his last two years at the University of Vermont. Following his graduation, they resided in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York until settling in their home in Barre. They had two children, Kimberly and David. Judy spent her life as a mother and homemaker. She was a member of Barre Congregational Church. She was very active in the hospital auxiliary and several times chaired the annual follies fundraiser.

The first and only house Judy and Sherm purchased in 1971 is where they lived out their lives until Judy moved to The Gardens in Williamstown and then the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in the last year of her life. Her family and her home on the hill were her true source of happiness. They enjoyed endless fires in their fireplace that they built after hand-picking every stone. Judy had a real knack for decorating and loved gardening. She spent time in the summers on Lake Champlain with her family on their sailboat in Mallets Bay. Her friends were invaluable to her. She enjoyed being a member of her bridge club for many years and was a member of a birthday club for 40 years. In her early years, Judy was also an avid tennis player.

Judy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 36 years old. She proved herself to be one of the strongest and bravest people known to her family and friends. She felt God only gave those as much as they could handle and faced her illness with dignity. She constantly amazed her loved ones with her courage and perseverance. After her husband passed away, she was cared for by her loving caretakers who treated her as if she was family. Judith will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Judith was predeceased by her husband, Sherman, who passed away Nov. 13, 2011. She leaves behind her daughter, Kimberly Prouty, of San Francisco; her son, David Prouty, and his wife, Eve Ryser, of Napa, California; four granddaughters, Keira, age 11, twins Vivian and Lillian, age 9, and Maya, age 8; her brother, David Rubeski, and his partner, Ann-Marie Polk, of Brockton, Massachusetts; her brother-in-law, Dr. W. Robert Prouty, and his wife, Maura, of Norwell, Massachusetts; and six nieces and nephews and their families.

The funeral service celebrating Judith's life will be held in early summer, to be announced, in the Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church St. in Barre. Interment will take place in the Wilson Cemetery in Websterville next to her husband. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Vermont, 75 Talcott Road, Suite 40, Williston, VT 05495 or to Central Vermont Medical Center, Palliative Care Team, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.


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