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Obituary: Stephen W. Lewko

LEWKO, Stephen W. Of Reading, died after a courageous battle with cancer with his best friend by his side at the Chelsea Soldier's Home on July 18, 2014, at age 59. Beloved best friend of Jay J. Flynn. Dear brother of Stan Lewko and his wife Julia, James Lewko and Michael Lewko and his wife Tammie. Loving uncle of Jason and his wife Kristyn, Taylor, Abbi, Sophia and Ciana Lewko. Adoring Great Uncle of Jillian. Cherished son of the late Stanley Lewko and Mary (Knightly) Tanner. US Navy Veteran, Vietnam. Retired Fire Fighter, Town of Reading. Past Commander, Reading American Legion, Post 62. Funeral from the Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING, Thursday, July 24, 2014 ...
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Obituary: Victor J. Capone

CAPONE, Victor J. "Vic" Jr. Of Reading, July 16. Beloved husband of Judith (Carpenter) Capone. Father of Lorie Capone of Salem, Jason Santos of Medford and Jill Santos of Reading. Son of the late Victor and Gertrude Capone. Grandfather of Joslyn, Matthew, Leana and Ariana. Brother of Janet Marshall of Abington and the late Anna Thibeault of ME. Brother-in-law of Maureen Sheldon and her husband John of AZ and Stephen Carpenter of Dracut. Victor is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING, at Reading line, on Monday, July 21 at 9am. Funeral Mass in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading at ...
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Obituary: Mary T. Horgan

HORGAN, Mary T. Of Reading, July 11. Devoted sister of John J. & Ann M. Horgan and the late Kevin & Paul Horgan and Judith Spencer. Dear friend of the Finnigan & Pawlik Families. Also survived by 24 cherished nieces & nephews and 27 grandnieces & nephews, loving aunts, uncles & cousins. Funeral Service at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Sat. morning at 10. Visiting hours Friday, 4 to 8 PM. Retired employee of the Insurance Industry. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral HomeMilton (617) 696-4200
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Obituary: Ralph Ventola

VENTOLA, Ralph Of Reading, July 16. Son of Angelica Ventola of Reading and her late husband Ralph. Brother of Anthony Ventola and his wife Lee of Reading, Annemarie Lamb and her husband James of Andover and Maureen Ventola and her spouse Amy Vinson of Wakefield. Uncle of Anthony and Angelica Lamb and Anthony and Raffaello Ventola. Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING, at Reading line, on Saturday, July 19 at 9am. Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 10am. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Friday 4-8pm. Interment Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. Cota Family Funeral HomeNorth Reading781-944-1765/978-664-4340
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Patients Sue Massachusetts for Access to Marijuana

Although Mass. voters approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in November 2012, there are no medical marijuana dispensaries open yet.
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Storm Damage Photos and Video from Across Massachusetts

Residents documented the storm and its after effects on social media.
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Obituary: Charles J. Drane

DRANE, Charles J. Jr. Of Reading, July 6. Age 86. Husband of Joan M. (Collins) Drane. Father of Nancy Drane and her husband Dana Colarulli of Alexandria, VA; and Charles J. Drane, III and his wife Elena of Milton. Grandfather of Ailinn and Braeden Colarulli, and Emily and Alexandra Drane. Brother of John Drane and his wife Lucile of Norton, and Elizabeth Gould of Winchester. Funeral from the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (Cor. of Woburn St.) READING on Wednesday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Wood End Cemetery, ...
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Obituary: Winifred Ledoux

LEDOUX, Winifred "Winnie"(Smith) Of Reading, June 29. Age 95. Wife of the late Calvin O. O'Brien. Mother of Joanne Ballou and her husband, Ret. Reading Firefighter Stephen Ballou of Exeter, New Hampshire; and the late Carl O'Brien. Grandmother of Reading Firefighter David Ballou, and Reading Firefighter Dana Ballou and his wife Heather, all of Reading. Great grandmother of David, Hadley, Ian, and Hannah Ballou of Reading. A funeral service will be held at the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (Cor. of Woburn St.) in Reading on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 am. Visitation prior to the service on Tuesday morning from 10-11:00 am. Interment at the Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.
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Obituary: Salvatore Attachi

ATTACHI, Salvatore Sal Sasa Of Reading, June 28. Beloved husband of Rosa (Calautti). Devoted father of Anthony R. Attachi and his wife Charlotte of Peabody, Maria T. Morel and her husband Peter of Amesbury, Michael Attachi and his wife Tina of Braintree. Loving grandfather of Brianna, Nicole, Nadia, Elise, Gianluca and Valentina. Brother of Francesco, Vincenzo, Nicola Attachi all of Italy and the late Giuseppe Attachi. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD, Wednesday at 9:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 3-8. Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, ...
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Obituary: Vincent Belcamino

Belcamino, Vincent "Billy" Of Kissimee, FLA, formerly of Elliot, Maine and Reading, MA, died suddenly on February 18,2014. Beloved brother of Lawrence of Hingham, Anthony of Reading, Carl of Longmont, CO, Albert "Peter" of NH, Jeanne Belcamino Hill of NJ and Cookie of Fitchburg. He was predeceased by his sister Rosalie and his parents Virginia and Lawrence Belcamino. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from Reading High,Billy joined the Army serving in Vietnam with his Scout dog Dawn. He was the recipient of several medals including Three Bronze Stars and a commendation medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online guestbook Brown & ...
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