Canton Citizen

For Billy: Challenge strikes chord in still-grieving community

It has invaded Facebook feeds and captured hearts from coast to coast. It has united pro athletes and politicians, soccer moms and CEOs, and it has raised millions of dollars and much-needed awareness for an incurable and devastating disease. It is the now ubiquitous “ice bucket challenge” to strike out ALS, and it has taken [...]
Canton Citizen

Fire Chief Charlie Doody takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Fire Chief Charlie Doody was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by his son, Mike Doody, and the chief gladly accepted. Those who are nominated have 24 hours to either have a bucket of ice water dumped on them or donate $100 to help support ALS research. Preparing the bucket overhead were Mike Milton, Sean [...]
Boston Globe

Obituary: Jean M. Manning

MANNING, Jean M. Of Canton, formerly of West Roxbury, August 12, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late John and Helen (Sullivan) Manning. Loving sister of the late John D. Manning and his surviving wife Karen of Canton. Devoted aunt of Emily Manning of Andover, Jacquelyn Manning and Molly Manning both of Canton. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Saturday August 16, at 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Enter the Houghton’s Pond Trail Race (You still have time to train!)

Registration is now open for the Eleventh Annual Houghton’s Pond Trail Race, which will be held on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00 AM.  We’re grateful to Colonial Runners for donating part of the proceeds from this race to the Friends of the Blue Hills! REGISTER ONLINE and review information about the race. There is no service fee for online registration! A mail-in application form will be posted in about a week on the Colonial Road Runners website, Or, email John Goldrosen and her can send you one either as an email attachment or by mail. The Houghton’s Pond [...]
Boston Globe

Obituary: Frank P. Eckler

ECKLER, Frank P. A lifelong resident of Canton, died peacefully in his home August 9, 2014. He was 71 years old. Frank was a retired member of the International Union Elevator Constructors Local IUEC #4, retiring in 2003. He then worked for Department of Public Safety as a state elevator inspector for several years. He is a member of Grace Church in Avon. Frank was a past member of Wampatuck Country Club and coached Canton Little League baseball and Pop Warner football. Frank was the devoted husband of Pamela M. (Pesaturo). Loving father of Jack F. Eckler and his wife Rosemarie of Stoughton, Robert Eckler, Frank P. Eckler Jr. and his wife Caroline, and Jeffrey C. Eckler and his wife ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Your Ticket to Dinner at the Top!

Win a chance for dinner at the top of Great Blue!
Friends of the Blue Hills

Win Dinner at the Top of Big Blue Catered by the ‘Best Restaurant on the South Shore’

  As part of our 35th year celebration, we are raffling a private catered dinner for six at the top of Blue Hills Observatory! Imagine treating a lucky group of friends and family to an elegant meal with incredible 360 degree views of the Boston skyline and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Steel & Rye, the hottest new restaurant in Milton just named by Boston Magazine as the Best Restaurant on the South Shore, will be catering the dinner. Raffle tickets are $15 each or 3/$35. Purchase Raffle Tickets The raffle drawing will take [...]
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Obituary: Victor M. Pozza

POZZA, Victor M. Age 79, of Bourne, formerly of Canton, passed away from a heart attack August 2nd. Beloved father of Victor M. Pozza, Jr and his wife Michelle of Bourne, Kimberly L. Pozza of Bourne and the late Mark Pozza. Brother of Elizabeth Mary Pozza of Walpole. Grandfather of Amelia Pozza of Bourne. Relatives and friends invited to attend a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton, Saturday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON Saturday morning prior to the mass from 8:30 to 10. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Canton. For complete obituary and guestbook see www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com781 828-0811
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Obituary: Virginia Snyder

SNYDER, Virginia (Shaer) Of Canton, MA and Boca Raton, FL passed away August 2nd surrounded by her loving family. Vivian is pre deceased by her parents David and Sophie and by her beloved husband George. Vivian is survived by daughters Nancy Russell and husband Richard and Susan Kagan and partner Lewis Nerish, also survived by grandchildren Lauren Russell and Brett Russell, David and Alli Kagan, Jeffrey and Amanda Kagan, Ross Kagan, Katie Nordstrom and great granddaughter Makenna Osterfeld. She is also survived by brother Sidney Shaer and sister Francis Harris. Service will be held on Monday August 4, 2014 at 12 NOON at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 475 Washington St, CANTON, MA. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be ...
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Obituary: Donald E. Whitty

WHITTY, Donald E. 1923-2014 Passed away to eternal rest August 1, 2014 in the company of his family. Donald was born in and was a lifelong resident of Canton since 1923. He was married to his wife Constance for 62 years. After service to his country in the Army Air Corp (1943-1946), he then went to work in the Quincy Shipyard. He subsequently went to work for Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., mainly in Brockton, and retired after 35 years. He was then employed by the Galvin Insurance Agency of Canton for 19 years and retired at the age of 78. He was a member of the K of C for 54 years. He was also a member of the American ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Annual Celebration 2014

Please join us at our Annual Celebration! Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7-9 p.m. Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Road, Milton See below to become a SPONSOR, purchase TICKETS to the event and RAFFLE tickets.   SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS: $3,500-$5,000 35th Anniversary Champion: At this level, you will receive (i) six tickets to the Annual Celebration; (ii) name or company logo on the website and on all four newsletters; (iii) name or company logo on promotional materials displayed prior to the event; (iv) recognition at the event; and (v) private two hour sunset hike in the Blue Hills [...]
Boston Globe

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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