Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Winchester native and Somerville resident Neal McGeoghean, Sr., 76, died on March 6.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
McHugh passed away on Valentine's Day.
Former Winchester Police Chief John "Jack" McHugh died on Valentine's Day Thursday at his home. McHugh, 84, served as Winchester Police chief from 1976 until his retirement in April 1989. He spent four decades with the local police department, and also served in the Army from 1946 to 1948. Police Chief Recalls His Boss, Friend Current Police Chief Kenneth Albertelli, who worked about 17 years with McHugh, said McHugh was a lieutenant when he joined the force in 1972. "He was a very thorough, competent and educated man," Albertelli said of McHugh. "He was a strong voice for the police department. He was very instrumental in getting this current police station built in 1985." McHugh served as a past president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A look at the obituaries posted on Winchester Patch.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Here's a look at Winchester obituaries from Jan. 1-31.
Here is a look at Winchester obituaries from Jan. 1-31, according to the Costello Funeral Home website and the Lane Funeral Home website: Costello Funeral Home Obituaries Lane Funeral Home Obituaries
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Marguerite "Peg" (Anastasia) Harrington, of Winchester and Arlington, formerly of West Bridgewater, Hill and Waltham, died Monday, Jan. 21.
Wednesday, January 23
Marguerite "Peg" (Anastasia) Harrington, of Winchester and Arlington, formerly of West Bridgewater, Hill and Waltham, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Loving mother of Barry Harrington of Cape Cod and Trudy Hamilton of Easton, Md. Beloved sister of Janet O’Connor of Salem, Marjorie O’Reilly and her husband Peter of Arlington, Joseph Anastasia and his wife Judy of East Burke, Vt., and the late Eloise and Philip Anastasia. Sister in law of Grace Anastasia of Brewster. Also survived by six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. (Route 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church), Arlington, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass at Saint Agnes Church at 11 a.m. Relatives …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If you'…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Edward J. “Pa” Boudreau, age 90, died after a brief illness on Jan. 1. He was 90.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Services for Philip Stackpole will be held from the Costello Funeral Home on Friday Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Philip Jackson Stackpole, 80, of Wakefield, formerly of Watertown and a 30-year resident of Winchester, passed away Oct. 27, 2012. Husband of Alice V. (Conlin). Born, raised and educated in Watertown, he was the son of the late Philip J. and Alberta (Ross) Stackpole Sr. A three-sport athlete (baseball, basketball and football) at Watertown High with the class of 1950, Mr. Stackpole received the Hoyt Thurber award as the best athlete in his class was a three-time inductee to the Watertown Hall of Fame. As an athletic standout, he was offered many different scholarships for all three sports. He accepted a basketball scholarship to Boston University, where he was a multi-sports star. He moved on to a baseball scholarship at Brandeis …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Winchester residents are encouraged to line the procession route Wednesday to honor Glen Doherty.
The community is asked to support a family who will lay a son and brother to rest Wednesday. The family of Glen Doherty, 42, will hold a funeral mass in St. Eulalia Church at 50 Ridge St. at 11 a.m. Wednesday. While the family wants to keep the procession intimate with only family, the community can honor Doherty by lining the streets along the procession route from Costello Funeral Home to the church starting at 10:30 a.m. Winchester native and former Navy SEAL Doherty was among the four Americans killed while serving U.S. Ambassador of Libya John Christopher Stevens at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Tuesday, Sept. 11. Doherty was a 1988 Winchester High School graduate, and his former classmates are encouraging residents to line the …