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Obituary: Mary R. Patriarca

PATRIARCA, Mary R. (Gaio) Of Canton July 31st. Beloved wife of the late Peter J. Sister of Eleanor DiGiulio and Josephine Fanale both of PA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her close friend Barbara Manley of Canton who cared for Mary over the last 6 years. Funeral mass at St. Gerard Majella Church 1860 Washington St. Canton Monday morning at 10. Visiting hours prior to the mass at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Canton. For complete obituary & guestbook see 828-0811
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Obituary: Helen M. Marinaro

MARINARO, Helen M. (Alfieri) Of Canton, August 1st. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Mother of Joseph Marinaro Jr. and his wife Alison of Canton, James Marinaro and his wife Mary of N. Easton, Elena Williams of Fall River, Donna Oser and her husband Michael of Mansfield, Cynthia Lydon and her husband Mark of Norton and Virginia Marinaro of N. Easton. Sister of the late Walter Alfieri and Lena Morandi. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON Sunday 4-8 pm. Funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton, Monday morning at 10:30. Burial Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of ...
Canton Citizen

MarketWatch: There are no lazy days in real estate

The lazy days of summer may be here, but the real estate industry is busier than ever. Some may believe that after the spring rush, the real estate industry takes summer vacation. That belief is certainly a falsehood! In fact, the summer months can be just as busy and lucrative for home sellers and buyers. [...]
Canton Citizen

Former CHS hoops star chosen for A Shot for Life Challenge

Recent Canton High graduate and basketball all star Matt Kelley has been selected to participate in the prestigious A Shot for Life Challenge, which raises funds and awareness for brain cancer research. The second annual event will take place at the University Sports Complex in Hanover on Saturday, August 2. The A Shot for Life [...]
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Obituary: Martin J. Gildea

GILDEA, Martin J. Of Canton, July 29th. Beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Steele). Father of Lauren, Christopher and Jamie Gildea all of Canton. Loving son of the late Kathleen (Eastwood) and George T. Gildea. Brother of George Gildea of PA, John Gildea & his wife Ann Marie of RI, Kerry Gildea of Stoughton, Ellen Leeber & her husband Paul of Hull, Mary Kay Whelan & her husband Brian, Jane Desisto & her husband Peter and James Gildea all of Canton & Matthew Gildea & his wife Susan of Ohio. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial mass will be held at St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton Wednesday morning at 11. Visiting hours at the church prior to the service ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

35th Year Celebration Testimony

I have lived in Jamaica Plain for 7 years, and I would not have survived city living if it wasn’t for the Blue Hills.  I run on the trails as much as possible, and I remember, when my father was sick and dying, I would go there for solace and peace.  Thank you, thank you for all that you do to make the Blue Hills a beautiful and amazing place! Jesse Robinson
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Obituary: Reta M. Russell

RUSSELL, Reta M. (Brooks) Of Stoughton July 25th. Beloved wife for 63 years of Donald M. Mother of Gail M. Drew of Bellingham, Thomas Bennett Russell and his wife Lisa of Braintree, Gary R. Russell of Wrentham, Paul Brooks Russell and his wife Sue of Clinton, ME and Pamela J. Barros and her husband Anthony of Stoughton. Sister of Thelma Cabral of Randolph and the late Ruth Barrett, Rudolph Brooks, Jr. and Constance Beck. Mother-in-law of the late John P. Drew. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON, Monday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Eucharist at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Blue Hill River Rd, Canton, Tuesday ...
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Obituary: James Joseph Hamrock

HAMROCK, James Joseph Of Canton July 24th. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sheila C. (Moore), and his son, Stephen M. Hamrock. Jim is survived by his children, Cecelia Kennedy (John) of NJ, Deidre Moritz (Bob) of Canton, David Hamrock of Georgia, Judy Boyle (Pat) of NC and Bill Hamrock (Donna) of Canton. "Pooch" also leaves his 12 grandchildren; Kelly, Michael, Kristin, Kevin, Sean, Joseph, Patrick, Thomas, Stephen, Kate, Jimmy and Jenna, as well as his brother, Bill Hamrock and his sisters-in-law Mary Dunbar Hamrock and Jean Moore, and brother-in-law Joe Lipscomb. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Jim's life at Brook Meadow Country Club, 100 Everendon Rd., Canton, Sunday from 4 to 7 pm. A funeral Mass ...
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Obituary: Audrey Ribero

RIBERO, Audrey (Tavitian) Age 81, of Canton, passed away July 24th. Beloved husband of Robert W. Ribero of Canton. Loving sister of Mary Brooks of FL, and the late Sonja Buccheri. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends invited to attend a memorial service at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON Thursday, July 31st at 11 am.Visiting hour prior to the service Thursday from 10 to 11 am. Burial Pine Hill Cemetery, Bridgewater. Audrey was a teacher for the Braintree Public Schools for many years before retiring as director of Special Education. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Audrey can be made to Steward Hospice, 30 Perwal St.. Westwood, MA 02090. ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Join us for the 35th Year Celebration Parade at the Cool Summer Fest

Join us for the 35th celebration parade at the Cool Summer Fest  with the Kickin Brass Band!  Bring your family and friends and come early to make your own instruments and decorations and at noon we’ll parade around Houghton’s Pond! The Cool Summer Fest at Houghton’s Pond runs from 10am to 3pm. You’ll can learn to fish, play water games, make crafts, see live wild animals and even get your face painted. More on the Cool Summer Fest and schedule of events. Thanks to our Sponsors: Blue Hills Bank, Doctors Express, Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Thomas [...]
Friends of the Blue Hills

Believe it or not.. we’ll have faeries at the Summer Fest July 26

Say hello to Autumn the Faerie at the Cool Summer Fest on July 26th at Houghton’s Pond!  Feel free to bring the Harry Potters, Superheros and Princesses in your own family to join the fun!  Throughout the day everyone will enjoy water games, fishing, face painting, live animals – and more!  You can even participate in the parade at noon around the pond with the Kickin’ Brass Band. More details on this fun children’s summer activity. For a Cool Summer Fest schedule.   The Cool Summer Fest is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors:
Friends of the Blue Hills

Cleaning the Park by Updating the Bottle Bill

The Friends of the Blue Hills is working with a statewide coalition to update the state bottle bill. Updating the bottle bill would increase recycling and help clean up the Blue Hills – and all our parks. The current return bottle law has been successful for those containers that it covers. Eighty percent of the bottles and cans covered under the current bottle bill are recycled. But since the bill passed in 1982 we’ve started to use many new kinds of bottles that are not covered under the law, like water and sports bottles. Only 20 percent of these new [...]
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