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Obituary: Lawrence Joseph Drennan

DRENNAN, Fr. Lawrence Joseph Age 83, passed away peacefully after an extended hospitalization. He was the son of Richard P. and Margaret G. (Murray) Drennan, both RIP. He was born on July 27, 1931 in Hempstead, L. I., N.Y. Fr. Drennan did most of his ?growing up' in Medford where he was a product of the Medford public schools, graduating from Medford High School in 1949. While in high school, he participated in several sports activities both playing and lettering on the MHS baseball and hockey teams. He maintained many friendships with those friends as well as friends from elementary and junior high school, joining them frequently for dinners and class reunions. Over the years, Father's friendships spanned all age ...
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Mystic Art Gallery Holding Closing Sale This Weekend

The Mystic Art Gallery is holding a closing sale this weekend. The gallery, located at 14 Main Street in Medford Square, is open from 12-4PM on Saturday and Sunday. It is closing after opening nearly two years ago. - InsideMedford.com
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Chiefs Clinch 2nd Straight ICL Pennant

Mike DiCato (pictured) and Jared Freni combined on a five-hit shutout, and Johnny Welch's sixth inning triple was the difference, when the Chiefs edged the Wakefield Merchants 1-0 in the first game of a three team doubleheader to clinch the Intercity League's 2014 regular season pennant. In the process they secured the #1 seed as [...]
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Local Artists Called to Share Art on Green Line

The following information was released by the MassDOT's Green Line Extension Project team: The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is pleased to announce the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program and that MassDOT & the MBTA have released another Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of commissioning multiple artists to design an [...]
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Obituary: Carlton L. Straker

STRAKER, Carlton L. Of Medford, Wed., Aug. 6. Devoted husband of Urlene (Carter). Beloved father of Darnell "Vere" and his wife Jacqueline and Carlton Jr. "Elon" and his wife Deborah. He also leaves 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service Sat., Aug. 16, 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 239 Harvard St., Cambridge. Visiting hours at the church Sat. 9-10 a.m. Relatives and friends most kindly invited. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. A.J. Spears Funeral HomeCambridge, MA 617-876-4047
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Registration Open for 8th Annual Granara-Skerry Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run

The 8th Annual Granara-Skerry Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run is taking place on Saturday, September 27. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital for Pancreatic Cancer research. The Run/Walk will start and end at the American Legion Hall on Winthrop Street. Registration will begin at 8:30AM. The Run will start at 10:00AM, [...]
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Obituary: Christopher E. Sarno

SARNO, Christopher E. Of Medford, Aug. 15, Age 82. Retired City of Medford Police Officer and US Marine Corp Veteran. He is survived by his five children, Linda, Debbie, Christopher, Theresa and Gary Sarno; a granddaughter, Clara Nichols; siblings, Cathy Higgins, Deborah Matthews, Geri Sarno, Joseph Sarno and Robert Sarno. He was predeceased by his brother, John "Buddy" Sarno. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant Street, Malden at 10 AM. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Beals, Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Ave., MEDFORD from 4-7 PM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. in lieu of flowers, expressions ...
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Obituary: Frederick W. Abbott

ABBOTT, Frederick W. Of Medford since 1965 and beloved husband of Mary G. (Brown), died at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014. He was 89 years old. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1924, Fred was the son of the late John and Helen T. (Fagan) Abbott and the devoted brother of the late John L. Abbott and the late Grace Agnes Boll. Fred was a WWII US Marine Corps veteran with the 6th Marine Division. He graduated from Hyde Park High in 1942, attended the University of Massachusetts at Ft. Devens and transferred to the University of Montana and received his degree in 1950. He was past president of the ...
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Obituary: Basilia Arria

ARRIA, Basilia (Micalizzi) Of Medford, August 7. Beloved wife of the late John. Devoted mother of Joseph Arria and his wife Gail of Winthrop, Guy Arria and his wife Maria of Medway. Loving grandmother of Johnny and Sean Arria. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD Monday at 11 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford, at 11:15 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family from 10-11 AM. Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be sent in Basilia's name to the Lighthouse Residence Activity Fund, 204 Proctor ...
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Obituary: Carl E. Waltman

WALTMAN, Carl E. Jr. Of Medford, August 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Eva (Franzi). Brother of Robert Waltman of Swampscott. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, dear friends and family. Relatives and friends invited. Funeral from the Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High Street, Medford Square, MEDFORD on Sunday at 5:30 pm. Visiting hours Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Late US Army Veteran. To send flowers or send condolences please visit www.gaffeyfh.com.
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Obituary: R. Donald Mcgaffigan

McGAFFIGAN, R. Donald Of Arlington, formerly of Yarmouth Port and Medford, August 2, 2014. Devoted husband of the late Cynthia (Gradone) McGaffigan. Loving brother of the late James H. McGaffigan, Jr. and brother-in-law of Ellen M. (Reardon) McGaffigan. Don also leaves his cousin, Madelyn Lendall of Winchester; nieces Marianne McGaffigan of Waltham and Jill M. Votruba and her husband Steve of Winchester; and devoted longtime companion Gloria Gianfrede of West Haven, CT. The son of James H. and Anna L. (Smaling) McGaffigan. Don was born in Melrose and raised in Medford. He graduated from Malden Catholic, Tilton Preparatory School in New Hampshire, and Saint Michael's College in Vermont. A devout Catholic, Don attended the seminary prior to meeting Cindy, his ...
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Obituary: Bridget Ann Kerins

KERINS, Bridget Ann (Reilly) Of Belmont, August 5, 2014. Beloved wife of Stephen F. Kerins Sr. Loving and devoted mother of John Kerins of Arlington, Diane Conneely of Belmont, Stephen F. Kerins Jr. of Belmont and Thomas Kerins of Arlington. Sister of Thomas, Martin, Michael Joe Reilly, Mary Leyne and the late John and Patrick Reilly. Cherished grandmother of Katelyn, Deirdra, Courtney, Christine, Stephen F. III, Brian, Olivia and Megan. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq) SOMERVILLE, Saturday morning at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement Church, Somerville at 9am. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Friday 4-8pm. Interment Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. In lieu of flowers donations may be ...
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