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Obituary: Karen Marie Smith

SMITH, Karen Marie (Ghostlaw) 51, of Norwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 12th. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Ernest and Shirley (Sprague) Ghostlaw of Norwood and loving wife of Daniel "Danny" Smith of Norwood. Karen worked for Dempsey Insurance for many years as an insurance agent. Karen was the loving mother of Ryan, Kelli and Kacie Smith, all of Norwood; dear daughter-in-law of Joan Smith and the late William E. Smith; devoted sister of Glenn Ghostlaw and his wife Deirdre, Wayne Ghostlaw and his wife Amanda and Derek Ghostlaw and his wife Julie; cherished sister-in-law of Donna Oliver and her husband Clay, Peggy Silletti and her husband Andy, William "Billy" Smith and his wife Janet, ...
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Obituary: Dorothy L. Gretsky

Gretsky, Dorothy L. (Homer) Of Norwood, formerly Tewksbury and Chelsea, died Aug. 11 at age 88. She was one of nine children of the late Joseph and Marion (Barry) Homer. She leaves two children, Walter Gretsky of Pinelas Park, FL, Maureen Martin of Norwood; four beloved grandchildren, Matthew Martin of Boston, John Martin Jr. of Milford, Michael Martin of Attleboro, and Brendan Gretsky of FL; two sisters, Marion Capano of Burlington, and Alice Generazzo of Wakefield, and numerous nieces and nephews; and was also the mother of the late John Gretsky. Relatives and friends will be received Friday, August 15, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte 38) ...
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Obituary: Martha E. Payne

PAYNE, Martha E. (Bennett) Of Dover, formerly of Dedham, died on Aug. 12, 2014, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Payne. Devoted and loving mother of Robert A. Payne Jr. and his wife Leslie of Foxboro, William T. Payne and his wife Mary of Needham, Ruth Ann Laprime of Dover, James D. Payne and his wife Maureen of Plainville and Lawrence E. Payne and his wife Maura of Stoneham. Sister of 1 late brother and 2 late sisters. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Special friend of Dr. Earle Woodman of Needham. Daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (Parker) Bennett. Visiting hours will be held on ...
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Obituary: Robert W. Hansen

HANSEN, Robert W. Of Norwood, Aug. 11. Brother to the late Jean A. Ferante, Vivian H. Spear, Dorothy H. Hansen, Ralph K. Hansen, and Roy Hansen. Visiting hours will be held Thursday 4-8PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., NORWOOD. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday at 10:00AM at the Masonic Temple, 76 Day St., Norwood. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Masonic Home, PO Box 1000, Charlton, MA 01507 would be appreciated. For directions, obituary and guestbook, please visit our website. Folsom Funeral Servicewww.folsomfuneral.com
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Obituary: Arlene D. Bamber

BAMBER, Arlene, D. (Olson) Of Norwood, Aug 10. Beloved wife of the late E. William Bamber and dear mother of Gary W. Bamber, and his wife Dianne, of Sharon, and Judy Gear, and her husband John, of Norwood. Loving grandmother of Michael and Daniel Gear, and William and Robert Bamber. Dear great grandmother of Evan and Sarah Gear. Visiting hours Tues 5-8 PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., NORWOOD. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Weds at 10 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be appreciated. For directions, obituary and guestbook please ...
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Obituary: Palmete R. Cardinal

CARDINAL, Palmete "Palmy" R. (Bellardi) Of Norwood formerly of Readville, Hyde Park died on August 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Fred R. Cardinal. Loving sister of Sylvia Burns of Dedham, Mary Finn of Mashpee and the late Doris Marsh. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Donofrio) Bellardi. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St. NORWOOD, Thursday August 14, 2014 at 9am followed by a funeral mass at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 from 4-7pm. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery Norwood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in ...
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Obituary: Frances Mcdermott

McDERMOTT, Frances (Orfenides) Longtime Norwood resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 9, 2014. She was 89. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. McDermott. Loving mother of Marguerite Mosser of Myrtle Beach, SC, Gregory McDermott and his wife Rose of Natick and Angel Reinold and her husband James of Billerica. Devoted sister of Jane Orfenides of Missouri and the late Helen Papulis and John Orfenides. Cherished grandmother of Jake and Jessica McDermott, Keith and Jillian Mosser, Sean, Patrick, Haley and Trevor Reinold. Daughter of the late Socrates and Angelica Orfenides. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. from the ...
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Obituary: Amy Elizabeth Blake

Blake, Amy Elizabeth 32, of Norwood, formerly of Sharon, died suddenly at Norwood Hospital on August 2, 2014. Beloved daughter of Marilyn Blake of Norwood and Steve and Suzie Blake of Pittsfield, NH. Loving sister to Lisa Blake. Cherished granddaughter to the late Marjorie and Dick Chalmers and the late Doris and Melvin Blake, all of Newton. She is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Amy graduated from Norwood High School in the Class of 2000, after which she worked at Mortgage Master for several years. She graduated from the Mass Bay Community College Nursing Program in 2012 with an Associate Degree in Science, and was proud to be inducted into the National Honor Society during her studies ...
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Norwood Evening Garden Club Elects Officers

The Norwood Evening Garden Club recently announced the installation of a new slate of officers for a two-year term. Tracy Firth of Walpole was elected President, Nancy Costa of Norwood was elected Vice President, Lorraine Devine of Randolph was elected Secretary, and Susan Cosman of Walpole was elected Treasurer. Firth has selected her Board and says she is confident that with such a strong support team, the club will continue to be an asset to the communities it serves.
Norwood Town News

Jazz for the Young and Young at Heart

The town of Norwood has a bright, and national shining star in its midst. Sarah Gardner. Earlier this month Gardner was awarded with “2014 CD of the Year” by Creative Child Magazine for her CD “Jazz Pour Les Bebes,” but her musical accomplishments and experience date back to her childhood.
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Local History to Hit the Big Screen Premiere of “Norwood Arena … The Movie” will premiere this fall.

A documentary about the Norwood Arena Speedway is in production, thanks to two local residents. The feature-length film, touted as the untold story of the Norwood Arena Speedway has become a labor of love for Jerry Kelleher and Brendan King. It came about after Kelleher was looking for some subjects for short documentaries for Norwood Cable and it quickly grew into something so much more.
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