Obituaries

Obituary: Erin Brayton, JP resident, dies

June 10, 2016
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Erin Anne Brayton, of Jamaica Plain, loving mother to daughters Austin and Adriane Brayton, widow of Dana Brayton, died on May 10 after living with cancer for nearly eight years. She was born Oct. 16, 1951 to David and Anne Pearsall, and leaves behind brothers David and Bob. The daughter of a U.S. Air...

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Obituary: Brendan Mick, JP resident, dies

May 27, 2016
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Obituary: Brendan Mick, JP resident, dies

Jamaica Plain resident Brendan Mick, 33, died suddenly on May 11. Beloved son of Heather Mick-Carito of Jamaica Plain and John Carito of Roslindale. Cherished brother of Alexander G. and Hilary A. Carito. Much loved grandson of Olga Carito of Somerville and the late C. Stetson Mick of Needham. Raised in Roslindale, Brendan graduated...

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Obituary: Oscar Giraud, a former JP resident, dies

April 6, 2016
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Obituary: Oscar Giraud, a former JP resident, dies

Oscar D. Giraud, Sr., a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on March 25. He was 87. Giraud is survived by his ex-wife Zoila Giraud and his children, Ingrid, Jeannette, Oscar Jr. and Omar Giraud, Miriam Rodrigues and Irene McGill. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass...

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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

March 11, 2016
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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

Roslindale resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to Jamaica Plain and was a devoted father and husband, passionate bicyclist, jazz musician, computer programmer, and dear friend to many, died on Feb. 23 at age 63 from a rare form of cancer. George was born Sept. 17, 1952 to Dr. Sanford and Saretta Ulrich,...

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Obituary: Howard R. Leibowitz

January 8, 2016
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Obituary: Howard R. Leibowitz

Jamaica Plain resident Howard R. Leibowitz, an adviser to Mayors Ray Flynn and Tom Menino, died suddenly on Dec. 27. He was 63. For 29 years, the beloved husband of Constance Jane Doty. Dear son of Laurie (Berman) Leibowitz and the late Sumner Leibowitz. Devoted brother of Steven, Laurence and Peter Leibowitz and his...

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Obituary: Mildred Hailey

December 4, 2015
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Obituary: Mildred Hailey

Mildred Hailey, a Jamaica Plain resident and longtime leader of the Bromley-Heath housing development, died on Nov. 18. She was 82. Hailey founded the Bromley-Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) along with Anna Mae Cole more than 40 years ago. It became a nationwide model for tenant-controlled public housing, with Hailey heading it as a...

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Obituary: Holly Cavender-Wood

December 4, 2015
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Obituary: Holly Cavender-Wood

Jamaica Plain resident Holly Cavender-Wood, 38, died in her home on Eliot Street on Nov 13. Born in Newport, Rhode Island and raised in Holland, Pennsylvania, Holly arrived in JP in 2007. Many residents may recall seeing her walking Pip, her Chocolate Labradoodle, around Jamaica Pond and by the shops on Centre Street. Through...

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Obituary: Jesse Zackular, former JP resident, dies

November 20, 2015
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Obituary: Jesse Zackular, former JP resident, dies

Jesse Zackular, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Nov. 6. Zackular was born in Malden on July 15, 1974, the son of Patricia (Fitzgerald) Zackular and the late Artie Zackular, Jr. Jesse was a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. Jesse, also known as Slim Goodbody, was the bass player for the punk mambo...

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Obituary: Eleanor Elias

October 23, 2015
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Obituary: Eleanor Elias

Eleanor Elias of Jamaica Plain, formerly of the South End, died on Sept. 28. She was 63 years old. Born and raised in Boston, Eleanor owned and operated Sorella’s restaurant with her sister in Jamaica Plain for 32 years. Sorella’s, which is located at 388 Centre St., is a neighborhood institution and was a...

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Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

October 23, 2015
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Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

James L. Hanley, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 9 at the age of 74. Hanley was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He resided in Everett for eight years, and for the past 12 years, in Melrose. Hanley worked as...

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