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Judy Donohue reported that our Classmate Andrew V. Saba (Allegra) has passed away. Below is his Obituary:

Andrew V. Saba, 77 of Halifax, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born on May 3, 1940, he was a graduate of Brockton High School. Andrew joined the Air Force where he trained canines for military and civil service. He then joined the Coast Guard where he served as an arms instructor and Port Securityman 2nd Class, retiring in May of 2000. Andrew was a Halifax Police Officer retiring after more than 25 years of service. Andrew was known to everyone in town as Officer Friendly. He was the bus safety officer for Halifax Elementary School. He was everyone's friend. He also served on several committees and boards for the Town of Halifax. He loved his family, friends, flying, antique cars, and rescued and befriended many animals.

Andrew is survived by his beloved wife, Ann (MacKinnon) Saba. They were married on July 9, 1977. They have lived and raised their family in Halifax for the last 40 years. He was the devoted father of Andrew Saba, Justin Saba, Jennifer and her husband Shawn Hatzberger, Sharyl and her husband Cory Priester, Lorraine and her husband Chad Anderson, Ra'chelle and her husband Kirk Beeman. Andrew also leaves 5 cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 2 Maquan St. Cor. Rte. 14 & 58, Hanson, on Monday, October 23rd from 4-7 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett St. Rte. 58, Halifax, on Tuesday at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.


Tom Chew reported that our Classmate Mary Santoro, passed to eternal rest on October 24, 2017. Her Obituary follows:

It’s the mid-1940’s. There is a girl, an adventurous girl, with an impish twinkle in her eyes.

Wherever excitement led, Mary followed. At the age of three, clad in only jammies, this little girl walked out of the house that she shared with her parents Joseph and Ruth (McCarthy) Santoro and her older brother, also Joseph, and made her way to St. Paul’s Church to join the Easter Parade she’d heard her family talk about so much. Alas, there was no parade, as it had not yet started at five o’clock in the morning! But Mary was always ready and eager to be part of life’s great pageantry.

Mary grew up in the city of Brockton MA, surrounded by members of her large Italian, and reasonably-sized Irish, families. A steady stream of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends laid the loving foundation for a lifelong connection to family, community and food. Mary never lacked for exciting things to do, and she did them with intention and enthusiasm.

Mary was a nurturer, a consummate care-giver with a strong sense of purpose. Her mother Ruth’s lengthy illnesses when Mary was young, plus her confident, compassionate nature, led her toward a career in the healing arts. She was a member of the class of 1963 Nursing Program at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro MA, where she then worked for two decades in the Pediatric, ICU and Recovery units. Mary earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing, and began working in oncology and outpatient chemo care, with time spent at Goddard, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Most recently, she shifted to direct care-giving of the elderly at Marina Bay and Fenno House in Quincy. It was work that she loved done in a place that she also called home.

Caring for people was not only her vocation, it gave her a reason to BE. Her patients became friends, and frequently expressed--with sincere delight--that Mary took such great care of them. For her children, this continual celebration of her bedside manner was like living with a celebrity. She also brought great comfort to people through song, and with food. She enjoyed walks along the ocean, trips to Foxwoods, eating Chinese food, and reading scary novels.

Music was a lifelong friend! Mary shared her amazing soprano singing voice with her church choirs (most recently at St. Chrysostom’s in Quincy), and in performances with the Norton Singers and Chaminade Opera Group. You would often find her tuning her pitch pipe in Louise Petit’s Purple Passion Pit. Whether as Daisy Mae in L’il Abner or Grandma Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, her spirit, and those of folks around her, rose in song.

In 1964 she married Richard Paulson, also from Brockton, which added a large Swedish contingent to the family. Together they had a set of twins, Beth and Barbara, built a house in the country in Plainville, and had a set of Irish twins, Catherine and Eric. Though their marriage did end in divorce, Mary and Dick remained supportive of each other. As Mummy, she was an excellent provider who led by example. Her children learned resilience and responsibility: not everyone can say they could turn hospital corners at age five. The kids were brought in on her adventures, and, in turn, developed a love of travel, time outdoors, and a healthy sense of curiosity. The family spent weekends enjoying a swim and a picnic at Grandma and Grandpa’s cottage in Bourne, frolicking in the waves at Horseneck Beach, or spending an entire Sunday cooking a month’s worth of food.

Her bereaved family includes her sister-in-law Lynn, nieces Sarah and Felicia, Barb’s husband Dan and Beth’s partner Jamie, grandchildren Callan and Stellen, step-grandchildren Max and Henry, ten million cousins, and just as many friends. Mary always did find the right community of friends among which to be at home, with her ready smiles, hugs, and that twinkle in her eye.

Mary passed quietly and unexpectedly on an October night in her 76th year, a pot of meatballs on the stove and the Celtics on the TV; they won, of course. Her family gathered at her home at Fenno House and started to record this tribute to her life. Please share your stories and photos with us, we’d love to know much more about this delightful woman who was known and loved by so many. Pictures of her granddaughter were placed on almost every surface, and in every nook and cranny and duty bag. She so loved being a grandma.

A service for her local community will be held at Fenno House this week, and a memorial celebration of her life will be announced shortly. Mary’s cremains will be spread ‘round the world in the places she loved and hoped to visit.


Tom Chew reported the passing of Our Classmate, Kendra Lee Cram. The following is Her Obituary.

Kendra Lee (Cram)(Berry) Buidorket, 75, a lifelong resident of Brockton, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2017. Daughter of the late Kenneth and Edna (Ellershaw) Cram, she graduated from Brockton High School in 1960. She was an accounts payable clerk, retiring after many years at Cirelli Foods, Mammoth Mart and Dunningtons. Kendra was the beloved wife of Richard Leo Buidorket for 48 years; loving mother of Frederick Berry (and Carol) and Thomas Berry (and Michelle), all of Brockton; a grandmother of many; sister of Frederick Cram (and Barbara) of Brockton and Jean French of Whitman; and an aunt as well. Cremation and private committal. To leave a condolence for her family, please visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.

Judy Donohue received a note regarding the passing of Her husband, Martin (Marty) Berenson, BHS Class of 1960. The following is Marty's Obituary:

BERENSON, Martin L. Of Sharon, aged 74. Entered into rest on July 24, 2017. Beloved husband of Marcia (Pickman) Berenson. Dear son of the late Sidney and Blanche Berenson. Devoted father of Andrew Berenson and his wife Anne, and Jill Berenson. Loving brother of Karen Harsfield and her husband Jeff Harsfield, Neal Berenson and his wife Margie Berenson. Beloved Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, CANTON, MA on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:30pm. Interment to follow at Kehillath Jacob Cemetery in West Roxbury. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his memory may be made to AFD Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, www.theAFTD.org. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel (781) 821-4600 www.stanetskycanton.com

Nick Camillone reported that our classmate, Frederick L. Kiley, 74, of Malden, MA, died July 23, 2017 after a lengthy, hard fought, battle with Cancer.

Fred was better known as Papa Kikki or the Big Guy. He was born and raised in Brockton, MA. He graduated from Brockton High School, Class of 1960. Where he played basketball, football and was on the swim and dive teams. Served in the US Army from 1961-1962 as an MP, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany with his brother Robert. It is also here where he met his first wife, Ingrid Kiley, the mother of his two girls. They were married for 29 years.

Fred had a 50 year career in the airline industry. He retired from British Airways with 48 years of service as a Cargo Supervisor at Logan Int’l Airport. Prior to that he worked for Lufthansa. Papa was an avid New England sports fan and football fanatic who would often travel far and wide to catch his N.E. Patriots play some where around the world even London. He was well known for his stories, jokes and sense of humor which he kept until the very end. A true indication of his will and strength.

Fred loved to travel but hated to fly. He especially enjoyed the beach and body surfing. Some of his favorite trips were Scotland, Ireland, Australia and Hawaii with his family. His final trip was in April where he spent three weeks with his siblings in Florida enjoying the things he loved most, family and sun. Fred’s simple pleasures in life were sharing time with his much beloved grandchildren and his brothers at the Irish American Club where he was an active member.

Fred is survived by daughter Kimberley and her husband Joseph Vitale Jr. of Wellfleet, MA and their children Kara, Joseph, James, and Kiley. His daughter Kristina and her husband Edgar McLean Jr. of Tyngsborough, MA and their son Campbell. Survivors also include sisters Nancy Poisson, Carol Sheehan and brother Robert (all residing in Florida) and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was pre-deceased by his parents Vincent and Alberta (Prescott) Kiley and his brother Richard.

He was a much loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and very generous friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Visiting hours will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home 865 Main Street, Malden on Saturday July 29th from 11:00am-2:00pm. A service will be held at 1:30pm during the visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Fred’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Judy Higgins Donohue reported that Our Classmate, Joseph Barbour passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home in Wareham surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Our Classmate Diane (Abruzzese) Barbour.

Joseph C. Barbour was born May 26, 1942 in Brockton, MA he was a son of the late Leo Barbour and Hester (Hodgins) Barbour. Joe was a graduate of Brockton High School Class of 1960. He served his country and was a Veteran of the United States Army.

Joseph and his wife owned and operated Liberty Printing Company in Brockton for over 35 years. He was a former resident of Brockton, East Bridgewater and Bridgewater. Joe was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. He was devoted to his family.

In addition to his loving wife Diane, he is survived by his children, Matthew Barbour and his wife Paula of Sandwich and Christopher Barbour of Avon. He was the brother of the late Mary and Leo Barbour.

Following cremation, a Memorial Gathering will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 441 South Main St., (Rt28) WEST BRIDGEWATER on Friday, June 30th from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Saturday, July 1st at 9:00AM thence to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton.

Notes of condolence may be sent to: Diane Barbour, 410 central Ave, Avon MA 02322.

Donations in Joe's memory may be sent to the East Bridgewater Emergency Food Pantry, 105 Pleasant St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333.


Judy Higgins Donohue reported sad news that our classmate Lorraine Irene (Mandeville) Barnes, 74 of Worcester, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with Stage 4 Ocular Melanoma.

Lorraine was born in 1942, the daughter of Mary (Morency) and Lawrence Mandeville. She began her career as a draftsman in the early 1960’s, becoming one of the first women in New England to successfully work her way up to a Mechanical Engineer; earning various awards and accolades throughout her professional life.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Denise Mandeville of Worcester; her grandchildren Kyle and Cassidy Mahoney both of Worcester; two sisters, Barbara Moore of Lakeville, MA and Shirley Cowden of NV; one brother, Lawrence Mandeville of AZ; a step-daughter, Wenda Barnes of RI; a step-son Scott Duncan of NC; and fifteen nieces and nephews. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Richard I. Barnes; a sister, Judith Cruz; her parents and a step-son Timothy Barnes.

Lorraine was an avid golfer and loved to travel with her husband Dick. She had a quick sense of humor and was able to put folks at ease. Lorraine was a generous soul, a true friend and she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, with all her heart.

Friends and Relatives are invited to a period of visitation on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA immediately followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Lorraine will be interred privately at a later time. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Rose Monahan Hospice, In Memory of Lorraine I. Barnes to support patient care at VNA & Palliative Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Dr. Suite 180 Danvers, MA 01923 or www.vnacare.org/donors.


Carolyn A. (Becker) Schramm, 74, passed away on April 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Schramm. Carolyn was born in Boston and raised in Brockton. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1960 and later attended Bridgewater State College as an English Major. Carolyn took early retirement from the Foxboro Company to care for her ill husband in 1997. She loved her family, the Boston Red Sox, watching golf, games of chance and keeping abreast of current events. Carolyn leaves a daughter, Denice A. Brine of Wareham, a son, Michael D. Lounge of East Bridgewater, two grandsons, Michael T. Lounge of East Bridgewater and Mitchell T. Brine of Wareham, along with a great-grandson, Tyler A. Brine of Wareham. Carolyn is also survived by two brothers, Robert Becker and his wife Paula of Dana Point, CA, and Richard Becker and his wife Diane of Lakeland, Florida. Services will be private, and Carolyn will be laid to rest with her husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Plymouth, MA, or to Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care of Plymouth, MA. Notes of comfort may be sent to the Schramm family at dabrine@gmail.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-a-schramm&pid=185287496#sthash.Hei1u8UI.dpuf
Carolyn A. (Becker) Schramm, 74, passed away on April 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Schramm. Carolyn was born in Boston and raised in Brockton. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1960 and later attended Bridgewater State College as an English Major. Carolyn took early retirement from the Foxboro Company to care for her ill husband in 1997. She loved her family, the Boston Red Sox, watching golf, games of chance and keeping abreast of current events. Carolyn leaves a daughter, Denice A. Brine of Wareham, a son, Michael D. Lounge of East Bridgewater, two grandsons, Michael T. Lounge of East Bridgewater and Mitchell T. Brine of Wareham, along with a great-grandson, Tyler A. Brine of Wareham. Carolyn is also survived by two brothers, Robert Becker and his wife Paula of Dana Point, CA, and Richard Becker and his wife Diane of Lakeland, Florida. Services will be private, and Carolyn will be laid to rest with her husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Plymouth, MA, or to Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care of Plymouth, MA. Notes of comfort may be sent to the Schramm family at dabrine@gmail.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-a-schramm&pid=185287496#sthash.Hei1u8UI.dpuf
Carolyn A. (Becker) Schramm, 74, passed away on April 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Schramm. Carolyn was born in Boston and raised in Brockton. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1960 and later attended Bridgewater State College as an English Major. Carolyn took early retirement from the Foxboro Company to care for her ill husband in 1997. She loved her family, the Boston Red Sox, watching golf, games of chance and keeping abreast of current events. Carolyn leaves a daughter, Denice A. Brine of Wareham, a son, Michael D. Lounge of East Bridgewater, two grandsons, Michael T. Lounge of East Bridgewater and Mitchell T. Brine of Wareham, along with a great-grandson, Tyler A. Brine of Wareham. Carolyn is also survived by two brothers, Robert Becker and his wife Paula of Dana Point, CA, and Richard Becker and his wife Diane of Lakeland, Florida. Services will be private, and Carolyn will be laid to rest with her husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Plymouth, MA, or to Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care of Plymouth, MA. Notes of comfort may be sent to the Schramm family at dabrine@gmail.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-a-schramm&pid=185287496#sthash.Hei1u8UI.dpuf

Nick Camillone sent us word that our classmate Carolyn A. (Becker) Schramm, passed away on April 30, 2017. The following is Carolyn's Obituary:

Carolyn A. (Becker) Schramm, 74, passed away on April 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Schramm. Carolyn was born in Boston and raised in Brockton. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1960 and later attended Bridgewater State College as an English Major. Carolyn took early retirement from the Foxboro Company to care for her ill husband in 1997. She loved her family, the Boston Red Sox, watching golf, games of chance and keeping abreast of current events. Carolyn leaves a daughter, Denice A. Brine of Wareham, a son, Michael D. Lounge of East Bridgewater, two grandsons, Michael T. Lounge of East Bridgewater and Mitchell T. Brine of Wareham, along with a great-grandson, Tyler A. Brine of Wareham. Carolyn is also survived by two brothers, Robert Becker and his wife Paula of Dana Point, CA, and Richard Becker and his wife Diane of Lakeland, Florida. Services will be private, and Carolyn will be laid to rest with her husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Plymouth, MA, or to Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care of Plymouth, MA. Notes of comfort may be sent to the Schramm family at dabrine@gmail.com.


Our Classmate John Wilkinson reported that his friend and our classmate Robert (Bob) Churchill Passed on on April 17, 2017. The following is Bob's Obituary:

Robert K. Churchill, Age 74 of Wilmington Passed from this life April 17, 2017 while resting peacefully at home with his loving wife, Eadie, by his side. Known as Bob to friends and GrandBob to his family, he was born in Whitman, MA to the late Albert and Martha Churchill on July 16, 1942. Bob joined the US Navy immediately after high school, proudly serving on the USS Intrepid before moving to Wilmington, DE. In 1972 Bob began his favorite job working for AIG/ALICO. He was a dedicated employee for 32 years retiring in 2004. His work took him all over the world, and wherever he traveled, he formed lasting friendships that endure to this day. Bob was a resident of Wilmington for many years however in recent years, he enjoyed spending time at his family retreat on Lake Hauto. There he could sit and enjoy the view for countless hours. Bob was a great lover of all sports, playing softball, bowling, and was a bit of a pool shark. He passionately supported the New England sports teams of his hometown, and the Philadelphia sports teams of his home. A kind and generous man, Bob welcomed everyone into his home and thoroughly enjoyed the family of both blood and heart; which included several international children he supported through Child Fund and his beloved Karen and family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Eadie Churchill; stepdaughter, Natalie Kidd of Philadelphia; stepson, Robert Kidd and his wife, Dani; granddaughters, Alexandra and Charlotte Kidd of Wilmington, Karen Turse and her husband, Christian; great grandsons, Andrew, his Godson, Matthew, and Ryan Turse of West Chester. He is also survived by his brothers, Bill Churchill (Rose) of VT., Albert of DE; step brothers, Ray, Paul, David (Doreen) and Louie (Brenda) Churchill of MA. Also dear to his heart is his nephew, Albie Churchill; nieces, Heather Hill (Steve), and Nicole Churchill of DE, and Victoria Churchill, GA; as well as nieces and nephews by marriage, several great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service for Bob at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W 13th St, Wilm., DE 19806, on Saturday, April 22, at 11:00am. Friends may call at Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilm., DE 19805 on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm. Interment will be private.

 


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