Monday, July 11, 2011

Local Mention: James Alexander

Daily Evening Item - Lynn, Mass, Tuesday, Dec 26, 1899. Page 8, under Local Mention.

James Alexander, well known in this city as "Punch," died at the Suffolk County Jail on Charles Street, Sunday morning, whither he had been sent from East Boston, the charge against him being larceny. Alexander was about 30 years old.

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This man is my Great Great Grandfather, who we knew as John Alexander. He was an actor in the Punch & Judy show, and apparently made up his info as he went along. I've got his death record, and this writeup now. Still no origins, but at least we have an ending.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Obit: Irene G Dutra

Boston Herald - June 26, 2007

Irene G Dutra, 78, of Exeter NH

   Irene G (Murphy) Dutra of Exeter, NH, a homemaker died Thursday at her home. She was 78.
   Born and raised in Roxbury, Mrs Dutra had lived in Exeter for the past 25 years.
   She was a graduate of Roxbury High School.
   She was an avid reader enjoyed visiting the public library and volunteered at the Exeter schools by reading books to children. She also enjoyed Bingo.
   Wife of the late John P Mrs Dutra is survived by four sons Robert Stoddard of Junction City, Kansas, William J Stoddard of Hampton NH, John T of Tampa Fla, and Laurence of Weymouth; a daughter Janice A Stoddard of Weymouth; a sister Noani Civita of Fitchburg; a brother James Murphy of Fitchburg, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   A Funeral service will be held at 11 am tomorrow at Brewitt Funeral Home.
   Burial will be in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter.

Obit: Dorothy Basteri

Boston Herald - June 26, 2007

Dorothy Basteri of Arlington, 69, worked for IBM

   Dorothy A "Dotti" (Bernicchi) Basteri of Arlington, an administrative assistant died saturday at the Tibbet House, Needham. She was 69.
   Mrs Basteri was born in Somerville.
   She worked as an administrative assistant for IBM.
   She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Basteri) Richards and Kerry Cappucci; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday at St Agnes Church, Arlington.
   Funeral arrangements by Keefe Funeral Home, Arlington.

Obit: Kathleen Emerson

Boston Herald - June 6 2007

Kathleen Emerson of Arlington, at 88, Somerville native

   Kathleen H (Brown) Emerson of Arlington, formerly of Somerville,  a retired administrative assistant, died Sunday in Weymouth after a brief illness. She was 88.
   Born and raised in Somerville, Ms Emerson resided in Arlington.
   She retired as an administrative assistant for Littman Stethoscopes in Boston.
   Ms Emerson is survived by her brother Arthur Brown of California; and several nieces and nephews.
   A Funeral service will be held at 12:15pm Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, Somerville.
   Burial will be private.
   Funeral arrangements by George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Obit: Maurice Sponzo

Boston Herald - June 26 2007

Maurice Sponzo, 92, exonerated wrongly accused teenager.
   SIMSBURY, Conn -- Retired Superior Court Judge Maurice J Sponzo, a key figure in a 1970s murder case that cleared a wrongly accused Falls Village teenager, has died.
   Judge Sponzo, who served as a one-man grand jury in an investigation that cleared Peter Reilly in the 1973 slaying of his mother, Barbara Gibbons, died Wednesday. He was 92.
   Reilly confessed to the slaying after intense interrogation by the state police and the 18-year-old was later convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Reilly recanted the confession while serving a 16 year prison sentence
--Associated Press

Obit: Lucile M (Cox) Rose

Boston Herald - June 26 2007

Lucile M. Rose 81, of Salem, NH, retired assembler
   Lucile M. (Cox) Rose of Salem, N.H. a retired assembler, died Saturday and Prescott House Nursing Home, North Andover. She was 81.
   Born and raised in Lawrence, Mrs Rose had lived in Salem for more than 50 years.
   She was educated in Lawrence Schools
   Mrs. Rose was an assembler for AT&T in North Andover
   She was a communicant of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Posts 8546 in Salem.
   She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cooking.
   Mrs Rose is survived by her husband Frank, of Salem; a son, Francis B, of Davenport, Fla; a daughter; Charlene of Weare, NH; a brother, Bernard of Methuen; a sister, Marcelle of Bradford; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   A funeral service will be held at 10 am tomorrow at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem.
   Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lawrence.
   Arrangements by Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, Salem.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Obit: Abraham Katz

The Daily Item - Lynn, Mass - Sep 10 1988

Abraham Katz
    Revere - Services for Abraham Katz, 420 Revere Beach Blvd, will be held Sunday at 10 am in the rances Kessel of Revere, Minnie Parker of Cambridge and Leona Trabucca of Somerville, and several grandchildren.