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Obituary: Roger M. Hickey

HICKEY, Roger M. Of Reading, July 26, 2014, at age 78. Beloved husband of Barbara (Kelly) Hickey. Devoted father of Kelly-Ann Murray and her husband Scott of Burlington, Karen Lacourciere and her husband Gerard of Boyds, MD, Roger Hickey, Jr. and his wife Corinne Vercillo of Arlington, Michael Hickey and his wife Laurie of Medford and Barbara Machaiek and her husband Alex of Haverhill. Cherished grandfather of 11. Loving son of the late A. Roger Hickey and Lillian (Lowery) Hickey. Dear nephew of Lera McLaughlin. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. United States Air Force Veteran. Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., STONEHAM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass ...
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Obituary: Hester J. Riley

Riley, Hester J. Hester J. Riley, (Formerly from Melrose, MA) passed away after a brief illness on 07/24/2014 at The Kaplan House, Danvers, MA. Hester truly loved her husband James Riley, her children; Jesse Riley, Erin Oliveira, and Bryan Riley, her daughter-in-law Julie Riley and son-in-law David Oliveira, and her two grandchildren Sam Riley and Sophia Oliveira. Hester was proud to have a close relationship and friendship with all her family on both sides, including Priscilla O'Neil, Tommy O'Neil and his partner Jane Litchfield, Jackie, Elaine, Liz and Brittany O'Neil, Nancy Bancroft and her husband Christopher Bancroft, Monica Bancroft, Charles Bancroft and Christopher Bancroft, Tom Riley and his wife Susan Riley, and Rob Riley and his wife Sue Riley. Hester ...
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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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