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Obituary: Barry W. Morlock

September 28, 2018
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Barry W. Morlock of West Bridgewater died Sept. 16 in his home at the age of 74. Barry was born in Jamaica Plain, the youngest son of the late Florence E. (Harding) and Fred J. Morlock. He was raised in his family’s apartment building and commercial property at the corner of Centre and Paul...
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Obituary: Michael C. Monk, former longtime JP resident, dies

July 13, 2018
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Obituary: Michael C. Monk, former longtime JP resident, dies

Michael C. Monk of Hingham, formerly a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, died on June 30. Mike was born in Boston to the late Carl and H. Josephine Monk. He attended Jamaica Plain High School, Wentworth and Lowell Tech. He was a member of The IBEW and worked for many years as an Electrical...
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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

April 27, 2018
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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

Carol “Carrie” Dearborn, disabled rights advocate and writer from Jamaica Plain, died March 20 after choosing hospice instead of further intensive treatment at the hospital. Carrie was a 27-year-old computer technician and downhill ski instructor on Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and at Blue Hills Ski in Canton, MA, in 1981 when she suffered...
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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

April 13, 2018
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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

John Rowse, JP resident for more than 40 years, died on March 29 after an extended battle with cancer. John, 74, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his wife and three children. John and his wife, Susan Naimark, lived in the same Paul Gore Street home since 1977, which they bought abandoned for $300...
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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

February 23, 2018
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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

George Rabinowitz, a devoted husband, father, and tennis fan, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Feb. 1, after a valiant fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 86. Rabinowitz, a native New Yorker, was born in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 4, 1931.  He was a mathematician and computer scientist who spent the majority of...
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Obituary: Kathleen Williams, former JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Kathleen (Bills) Williams, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Sept. 21. She was 66. Beloved mother of Tracey Bills and Eric Bills. Grandmother (Nannie) of Terisa Acevedo, Christina Collazo, Taitiana Collazo, Marcus Bills, Alyssa Bills, Anthony Bills, Joshua Bills and Stephanie Bowman. Great grandmother to Kalvin Cromwell and Ava Rivera.
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

Tasia J. Stamatos of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

Lorraine (Blake) Roth died on Aug. 20, surrounded by family in her beloved Pond Ave., Brookline home fronting the Emerald Necklace parkland near Jamaica Pond, where she took daily walks for more than 40 years, even when she needed two canes and someone to assist her in recent years. She was 93. A memorial...
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Obituary: Bradford Mighill, former JP resident, dies

July 28, 2017
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Bradford Hatch Mighill, 93, of Plainfield, NH and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on May 25 at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT after a long and determined fight against the debilitating respiratory symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Brad was born on April 24, 1924 in Ipswich and spent his...
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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

June 23, 2017
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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

Leola M. “Lee” MacDonald, 75, of W. Wareham and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on June 5 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert D. MacDonald. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Florence E. (Harding) Morlock....
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