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Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our classmate Roland G. Adams has passed on. May he rest in peace. The following is his obituary:

Roland G. Adams (Rolly), 76 of Rochester, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Mary F. (Lotti) Adams for 42 years. Born and raised in Brockton, son of the late Bernard and Shirley (Adams) Schnyer, grandson of the late Elise and George Adams and Cecile and George Schnyer. He is also predeceased by his brother and sisters Milton B. Adams, Dana Adams, Louise Willet, Pauline Singleton, Sheila Ford and Irene Auntie Adams. Roland served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne division from 1961-1963. He was a self-employed iron worker and the proud owner of Gateway Steel Erection Company with his partner John Folino. Roland developed and manufactured The Roofing Transporter Machine and innovative piece of equipment that revolutionized laying metal sheeting roof materials.

Roland is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters Kimberley (Bruce) Thompson, Jacqui (Jeff) Watt, Lisa (Eric) Soper and Andrea Gomes as well as his nephew Mikey Adams. He also leaves behind his brother Steven Schnyer and sisters Arlene Longo and Cathy Provenzano. When not enjoying time with his family, Roland was an avid antique car enthusiast and could usually be found tinkering with and restoring cars in his garage. He loved his grandchildren, his dogs Stuart Little and Sheldon and the Boston Red Sox! In lieu of a Funeral, and to honor Rolands character, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in Rolands memory can be made to the MSCPA.Org. For online condolences and directions please visit www.blanchardfc.com.


Tom Chew reported that our classmate Peter Kelleher passed on. The following is His obituary:

Peter E. Kelleher, 77, of Whitman since 2011, formerly of Brockton, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018. A 1960 graduate of Brockton High School, he was a retired truck driver for InterCity Transportation and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 653. He enjoyed collecting model trucks, and was a member of Wheels of Time car club. Peter was the beloved husband of Janice E. (Marozik) Kelleher for 56 years; loving father of Timothy P. Kelleher (and Patti) of Cornelius, North Carolina, Shawn M. Kelleher Sr. (and Katharine) of Whitman, Nicholas Khoury of Whitman, and the late Marykate Kelleher; grandfather Cody, Collin, Victoria, Casey, Joshua, and Shawn Jr.; great-grandfather of Zachery; brother of Bruce R. Kelleher (and Karen) of Bridgewater, Linda Kelleher of Buzzards Bay, and the late Jack Hoyt. All are welcome to calling hours Saturday, December 15th from 12-2 p.m. with 2 p.m. prayers in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main Street, Brockton. Cremation to follow.

Tom Chew reported that our Classmate James Eaton has passed into eternalrest. The following is the obituary for James S. Eaton, Sr.

James S. Eaton, Sr., 76, of East Bridgewater, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maryanne (Tosca) Eaton for 56 years. Born March 7, 1942 in Milford, he was the son of the late Harris Eaton and Bertha (Svirsky) Eaton. Raised in the Village section of Brockton, he graduated from Brockton High School in 1960. Jimmy was a Brockton Police Department Narcotics Detective and retired in 2000 after serving for over 35 years.

He was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoyed golfing and boating. He was an honorary member of the Bertocci Memorial Club in Brockton and a member of the Brockton Police Relief Association.

He is survived by his wife, Maryanne (Tosca) Eaton; his sons, James S. Eaton, Jr. and his wife Terry, David M. Eaton, Brian E. Eaton and his wife Janice and Kevin S. Eaton and his wife Laurie-Lee; his grandchildren Jill A. Eaton, Lisa E. Moniz and her husband Mark Moniz, Brian E. Eaton, Jr., Jordyn P. Eaton and Mikayla M. Eaton; his great-grandchildren, Anthony J. Vitale and Natalie Grace Moniz. He was the brother of the late Janice Eaton.

Funeral services will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Friday, September 21st at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Thursday September 20th from 4:00-8:00PM.



Judy Higgins Donohue reported that she found out that our classmate Tod McAfee passed away in 2018...His obituary follows:

Tod McAfee, age 76, of Onchiota, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at his home. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on April 19, 1942, he was the son of Gordon and Claire Louise (Ferguson) McAfee.

Tod attended the military academy in Vermont and had owned and operated a plumbing and heating business since 1975. He moved to Onchiota in 1992 coming from East Longmeadow, MA where he had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. Tod was also a church organist for over 25 years including at the Adirondack Presbyterian Church in Lake Clear.

He is survived by his wife Barbara whom he married April 6, 1984 in Springfield, MA, his mother Claire Louise McAfee of Brockton, MA, three children Lyn, Jim and Jil McAfee all of Florida, two step children David Green of Shutesbury, MA, and Karen Robataille of East Longmeadow, MA, 7 Grandchildren and his three dogs Moose, Gretl, and Heidi. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon McAfee, and one brother.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the Adirondack Presbyterian Church in Lake Clear with Rev. Joanne White officiating.

Friends wishing to remember Tod McAfee may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society or your local ASPCA in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can sign the online guestbook and share their memories at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com


Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our classmate Linda Watkins passed on... The following is her obituary:

DANVERS - Mrs. Linda A. (Watkins) Carpenter, 75, of Danvers, beloved wife of Richard P. Carpenter, died Thursday May 31, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a 13 year struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Wanda (Rozum) Watkins. She was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School class of 1962. Linda continued her education at Bridgewater State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree and her Master's Degree from Salem State University.

Mrs. Carpenter devoted almost her entire adult life to helping children. She began her teaching career in New York as a Jr. High School teacher and later the Horace Mann School in Salem for many years. She was so popular as a teacher that students would phone her for advice and during graduation ceremonies at Horace Mann she received a standing ovation from her pupils. Linda embarked in a career as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Mass., where she was a well-respected regional supervisor for foster care and adoptions for many years. The children she encountered liked her so much that, for example, one said, "I have an idea, why don't you adopt me?"

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Linda was happiest when surrounded by her family. She was an avid reader, consuming as much as a book a day, and was a frequent visitor to the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers where she also volunteered. Two of her loves were cats and gardening, and she once expressed a wish that her wake and funeral would be filled with flowers. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

Surviving Linda in addition to her husband Richard, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, is her daughter Amy Carpenter and her husband, Bradley Gadon of Nahant, her sons, Jeffrey Carpenter of Danvers, and Scott Carpenter and his wife Nancy of Gloucester, her grandchildren, Maxwell Gadon, Hayleigh Carpenter and Danielle Titus, her sisters, Sheila Schofield of Hingham, Sandra McMullen and her husband Richard of Bridgewater, her brother, John Watkins, and his wife, Louisa of W. Newbury.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (rte. 62), Danvers on Tuesday June 5th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com


Kerry Harkins reported from his Niece, Kim (Rodrigues) Pressey, that our Classmate, Mary-Jane (Callahan) Wood has become an Angel of the Lord... May her soul rest in everlasting peace: The following is Mary-Jane's Obituary:

Mary Jane Wood, 75, a resident of Easton for over 50-years, passed away on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. She was a graduate of Brockton High School class of 1960. A devoted wife of Kenneth F. Wood, with whom she celebrated her 55th anniversary earlier in the month, she was a kind-hearted woman who dedicated her life to her family, friends and community.

She was the daughter of the late Dorothy and Edward Callahan. She is survived by her two brothers, EJ and Michael Callahan, her children, John Wood, Peter Wood, Linda Martin, Kathy Tempestoso and Christine Preciado and her eight grandchildren (who knew her as 'Nana'), Anthony and Ashley Martin, Sofia and Anna Tempestoso, Haley and Jake Wood, Jillian Wood and AJ Preciado.

In 1988 she co-founded the Easton Food Pantry with her husband to fulfill a much needed service for the local community. She always volunteered whenever needed. She was a Girl Scout leader for her daughters' troops and often volunteered for church events, including assisting at Masses as a Eucharistic minister. She was very involved as Past Regent of the Daughters of Isabella and enjoyed many moments with her Red Hat ladies and her Sunday coffee get-togethers with her many friends. She also shared her musical talents in the church choir and in the Immaculate Conception Broadway revue shows.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 3rd from 4pm to 8pm at Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington Street in Easton. The Funeral Mass will be on Monday, June 4th at 10:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church at 193 Main Street in North Easton. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Canton Street North Easton, MA 02356

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in support of the Easton Food Pantry, 136 Elm Street, North Easton, MA 02356.


Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our Classmate, Irene (Murphy) Pynn has passed. The following is her obituary:

Irene D. (Murphy) Pynn, 75, of Whitman, passed peacefully at her home of 51 years. She was the wife of 45 years to the late Woodrow F. Pynn, Sr.,

She was born in Brockton, daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Gravlin) Murphy, mother of Richard A McKeague, Woodrow F. Pynn, Jr., and Diane (Pynn) Cesarini. She was also the mother of the late Mark E. McKeague and sister of the late Louise Nilsen and Maryellen Murphy; also many grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, as well as many friends.

She was a graduate of Brockton High School, class of 1960. Irene worked as a school bus driver for the town of Whitman for 32 years, a member of both the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Knights of Columbus Daughters of Isabella. Irene loved spending time with her family and she enjoyed many trips and cruises, as well as her trips to Aruba with her husband and friends.

Her funeral services will be held on Friday May 25th at 8:15AM from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St, (RT 58 at the rotary) Whitman, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in the Holy Ghost Church, Whitman, burial will follow in the St James Cemetery Whitman. Visitation will be on Thursday May 24th from 4:00-8:00PM


Daniel Zev Furman

SHIRLEY - Daniel Zev Furman, 75, of Shirley, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his home after a 13 year struggle with multiple myeloma. Daniel was born in Lakehurst, NJ, February 4, 1943, the son of David and Dvora (Harman) Furman. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Cynthia Mae (Conant) Furman, their daughter, Rebecca Alanna Dvora Furman of Shirley.

Daniel graduated from Brockton High, Class of 1960. In 1966 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Northeastern University, Boston. Throughout his career he was employed by a number of computer technology firms, spending the last ten years as a quality assurance engineer at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton.

During his all too brief retirement, he enjoyed macrophotography in his wife's garden, motorcycle riding, designing and creating stained glass panels and riding his electric bicycle on the Groton Rail Trail. He was especially interested in antique cars as well as attending antique car shows throughout New England.

FURMAN - A memorial service was held 1 PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road, Groton.

(Note to class: We just found out about Daniel's passing on 4.4.19 and will post this in the 2018 passings page later.)


Carolann Rubolino Gresh reported to Kerry Harkins that our Classmate Carol Ann (Hanson) Gonier Passed away on February 28, 2018: There was no official Obituary, but we have added some information about Carol below the Notice... The Following is the Notice of Carol Ann's passing:

OAKHAM, MA – Carol Ann (Hanson) Gonier, 75, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Please sign the guest book on this page. Donations may be made to Holden Chapel, 279 Reservoir Street, Holden, MA 01520.

Additional information about Carol: Carol Ann Hanson Gonier was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1960. She was the loving wife of the late Arnold E. Gonier of Brockton and they were married for forty-eight years. Carol is survived by two daughters, Mary E. Bollivar and her husband James of Oakham and Lynne M. Gonier of New Hampshire; three grandchildren, James, Victoria and Ethan Bollivar. (Information from Carol's late husbands obituary.)


Tom Chew reported that our Classmate Marylou Bergeron Sergio passed away... The following is her obituary:

Marylou F. (Bergeron) Sergio, age 76, of Brockton, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 46 years, Roger Roy Sergio. Marylou, born in Brockton, was a daughter of the late Norman S. and Margaret (Jones) Bergeron. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.

Marylou was raised in Campello and attended The Huntington School. A 1960 graduate of Brockton High School, Marylou later graduated from the Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing, becoming a Registered Nurse. She worked for almost 30 years in the Operating Room at the Brockton Hospital. She loved helping people, especially her elderly patients.
Marylou was an animal lover. She lovingly enjoyed her dogs Nikki, Keno and Bergie. She will be remembered as a gentle, kind woman, a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother. Marylou’s greatest delight was watching her children and eight beloved grandchildren enjoying the pool and her famous strawberry shortcake. Her home was her sanctuary. She enjoyed the peace and comfort it brought her. Nothing made her happier than having large family cookouts and Italian family dinners.

Marylou leaves her children, Amy Morse and her husband Dan of North Easton, Justin Sergio and his partner Matthew Powers of Marblehead, Jennifer Marciano and her husband Stephen of Mansfield and Mandi Crump and her husband Brian of North Attleboro. She was the cherished “Nana” of Jack, Griffin and Chad Morse; Olivia and Nicholas Marciano and Ashton, Carson and Brooklyn Crump. She was the sister of Richard Bergeron and his wife Julietta of Brockton, Sally Reardon and her husband John of Attleboro and the late Gail Heape.

Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) Brockton, Thursday from 4-8 pm. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Friday at 10 am for a funeral Mass in Holy Cross Church, S. Easton, at 11 am. Burial will be private at Coweeset Cemetery. Please consider donations in Marylou’s name to Donations to the Norfolk Center for Cancer Care, 1073 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA 02301.


Charlie Cobb reported to Judy Donohue that our Classmate, Richard Cashman has passed away. The following is His obituary:

Richard F. Cashman, age 75, of Middleboro, formerly of Halifax, died peacefully at his home on Saturday March 10, 2018 after a lengthy battle with ALS. Dick was born and raised in Brockton a son of the late George and Margaret (Gould) Cashman and was a 1960 graduate of Brockton High School. He had served in the US Naval Reserve.

Dick had been an electrician and member of the I.B.E.W. Local 223 in Brockton. He had spent most of his electrical career at the Pilgrim Power Plant in Plymouth where he was the head steward. Dick’s passion was cars and drag racing at the New England Dragway in Epping, NH. He enjoyed spending much of his time in his garage working on his projects. Most importantly, Dick loved spending time with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by his children Maureen Reilly and Michael Cashman both of Middleboro. He was “Bubba” to Ryan, Katie and Jake Reilly and the brother of Joseph Cashman and his wife Diane of W. Bridgewater. He also leaves 3 nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home 138 Belmont St. (rte. 123) Brockton on Thursday 5-8pm. A funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday at the funeral home at 10am. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Please consider a donation in Dick’s name to the ALS Foundation MA Chapter, 75 McNeil Way #310, Dedham, MA 02026


Judy Higgins Donohue reported that she came across an obituary that was somehow missed by all of us... Our Classmate, Doug Grize passed away in 2016... We are saddened by his passing... We will leave this in the 2018 file since that is when it was found. The following is Doug's obituary:

Douglas Newcomb Grize, 73, of Marietta, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born July 19, 1942, in Brockton, Mass., a son of the late Stanley and Shirley Elsmore Grize.

Doug was a 1960 graduate of Brockton High School, was appointed to The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, and graduated in 1964. In 1979 he received an MBA from Central Michigan. In 1964, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served as a combat navigator in Vietnam. After a successful career, Doug retired in 1989 from the U.S. Air Force as Lt. Colonel while serving in the Pentagon. He served as the Economic Development Director for Washington County from 2000-2005. Doug was an active member of Fairview Heights Chapel on Harmar Hill and volunteered for the Gospel Mission.

On May 17, 1968, he married Judith Pieh who survives with their daughter, Kari Rice of Parkersburg, W.Va., and son, Justin Grize of Brighton, England; grandson, Carter Rice of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and sister, Linton Cahill of Scituate, Mass.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Fairview Heights Chapel. Family will greet friends at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service on Thursday. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full honors.

Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com


Judy Donohue reported that our Classmate Joanne M. Rosati has passed away. Below is her Obituary:

Joanne M. Rosati, 75, of Brockton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born March 10, 1942 in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Pascal Rosati and Rose (Tosca) Toomey. Joanne was a Dental Assistant, worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for mentally challenged children and for many years was a student bus driver for First Student Bus Company. She enjoyed bowling and knitting. She is survived by her children, Lisaann Czarnowski and her husband Frank, Michelle M. Grushkin and Paul A. Hammond and his wife Gina; her grandchildren, Michael, Rose, Crystal, John, Alyssa, Nicole, Kenny, Angel and Lillyann; her brother, John Toomey. She was the mother-in-law of Paul D. Grushkin.

Following cremation, a Memorial Gathering will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., Brockton on Saturday, January 27th from 12:00-2:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 2:00PM.ayer Service at 2:00PM.


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