Obituaries

Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 15, 2013
By
Ghazi Sami Saba. (Photo Courtesy Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home)

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

Read more »

Obituary: John P. Craven; JP resident

February 1, 2013
By

John P. Craven of Jamaica Plain died on Jan. 1, 2013. Beloved son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Smythe) Craven. Dear brother of Mary T. Kirrane of Jamaica Plain; Patricia A. Watson and her husband Lawrence of Needham; and the late William F. Craven Jr. Dear uncle of Kevin M. Kirrane...

Read more »

Obituary: Janis M. Fahey; JP resident

January 18, 2013
By
Janis Fahey

Janis M. Fahey (1946-2013), a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and native Bostonian, died on Jan. 2. She leaves a sister, Eileen Fahey of Nevada City, Calif., and a brother, Jack Fahey of Jamaica Plain, as well as many loving friends. She will be dearly missed.

Read more »

Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 18, 2013
By
Robert DeFranco. (Photo Courtesy Keohane Funeral Home)

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

Read more »

Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 7, 2013
By
Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

Read more »

Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 26, 2012
By
Marjorie A. Hennigan. (Courtesy Photo)

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

Read more »

Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 15, 2012
By
Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

Read more »

Obituary: Roberta Morin; JP native

September 14, 2012
By
(Courtesy Photo) Roberta Morin.

Roberta Morin, 82, died peacefully on Aug. 27, 2012 after a brief illness. She was married to Albert G. Morin, who died Aug. 27, 1992 on their 42nd wedding anniversary. She was born and lived in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and Roslindale for most of her life.  She lived in Rocklin, Calif. for the...

Read more »

Obituary: Luis Cruz; attended JP schools

September 14, 2012
By
(Courtesy Photo) Luis F. Cruz.

Luis F. Cruz, 43, of Nashua, N.H. and former resident of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died suddenly on Sun., Aug. 26, 2012 at his home. Born June 21, 1969 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, son of Jose Lauro Cruz of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ligia Garcia, of Randolph, Mass., and husband of Enid (Rodriguez) Cruz,...

Read more »

Obituary: Jennifer Boyd; founded JP Knit and Stitch

August 31, 2012
By
Jennifer Boyd. (Courtesy Photo)

Jennifer Devereaux Boyd, 41, of Jamaica Plain died peacefully at home on Aug. 20 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Bryan E. M. Harter; her two sons, Russell and Zachary Harter; her mother, Pat Boyd; her brother, Cameron Boyd, his wife Kelley and their son, Brooks. Also...

Read more »

Best of JP 2014