Stephen H. Gelineau
UPTON — Stephen H. Gelineau, 46, of Upton, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Nancy C. (Adams) Gelineau for 10 years.
Born in Norwood, he was the son of Blanche R. (Surette) Gelineau of Plainville, and the late Rene W. Gelineau.
He was raised in Wrentham and was a 1973 graduate of King Philip High School and lived in Upton for the past eight years. He attended Bryant College in Rhode Island and PGA Professional Schools.
He was an active member of the Upton Men’s Club and chair of the Auction Committee for the club’s upcoming fundraising events. A communicant of Holy Angels Parish, he was also a member of the Professional Golfers Association and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel, both of Upton; a sister, Gail Urko of Wrentham; and two brothers, Alan and James Gelineau, both of Wrentham.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, from the Williams-Pederson Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton, with a Mass at 10 a.m., at the Holy Angels Church, Milford Street, Upton.
Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the Gelineau Children’s College Fund, c/o Unibank for Savings, Box 1203, Upton, MA 01568.
James ‘Jim’ A. Holohan, 78, Framingham
FRAMINGHAM — James " Jim " A. Holohan, 78, of Framingham and Harwich Port, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the Boston Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Coleman) Holohan.
Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he was the son of the late James and Genevieve (Kerrissey) Holohan.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II as a sergeant with the 100th Signal Company in Rhineland and Central Europe.
He was a graduate of the Mechanic Arts High School and was employed for 42 years at New England Telephone. He began as an installer and retired in April 1998 as a staff manager-internal auditing. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers and past president of the Framingham Life Member Club.
Mr. Holohan was a dedicated parishioner of the St. Bridget’s Parish in Framingham, a 35-year member of the choir, past president of the Holy Name Society, Cardinal’s Appeal chairperson, organizer of the Annual Calvary Men’s Retreat, two-term Parish Council member, member of the recent renovation feasibility committee, auctioneer at the annual fund-raiser, and assisted regularly as an acolyte at daily Mass.
He enjoyed golf, boating and being active. After retirement he held a part-time job working for local funeral directors.
He leaves two daughters, Anne Marie of Framingham, and Kathleen Smith and her husband, John, of Medfield; a sister, Genevieve O’Reilly of Longmeadow; a grandson; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was the brother of the late Margaret Wagner, Mary York and Robert Holohan.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Bridget’s Church in Framingham.
Burial will be at Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 9 p.m., at the Boyle Brothers Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham.
Donations can be made to the St. Bridget’s Parish, 15 Wheeler Ave., Framingham, MA 01701.
Charles S. Wright
NATICK — Charles " Charlie " S. Wright of Natick, formerly of Mashpee, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the Leonard Morse Hospital after a recent fall.
He was the husband of Maxine Skinner of Wellesley.
Born and educated in Natick, he was the son of the late George R. and Bertha (Hunting) Wright.
He worked on the family farm on Rte. 9 near Apple Hill as a child and was later employed at Fisk Corporation on Main Street, Framingham, through the Great Depression. During World War II he worked at Raytheon’s radar division in Brookline and served as air-raid warden in Natick. After the war, he became employed at F. Diehl and Son in Wellesley in outside sales for several years.
For several years prior to retirement, he drove for the Natick Bus Service and the Neighborhood Bus. In 1982, he sold the Sherborn home and moved to Mashpee on Cape Cod for 15 years.
He was a member of the Meridan Lodge in Natick for 54 years. He enjoyed camping with his wife throughout New England and the Maritimes, gardening, nature and the outdoors.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Janet Clark of Manchester, N.H.; two sons, Norman and Ronald Wright, both of Natick; two sisters, Thelma Babbitt of Hancock, N.H., Roma Crane of Natick; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren in New Hampshire, the Carolinas, Texas and California; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Cochituate.
Officers and members of Meridan Lodge will conduct their ritual of the order for their brother on Saturday at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the Nature Conservatory.
Richard E. McKeon, 75, formerly of Natick
NATICK — Richard E. McKeon, 75, formerly of Natick, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.
Born and raised in Natick, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Brennan) McKeon.
Mr. McKeon was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
He leaves two sisters, Priscilla Brown of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Janet Forrester of Brockton; his sister-in-law, Margaret M. (Sullivan) McKeon of Carver; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Robert F. McKeon.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Church, Natick.
Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick.
At the request of the family, there will be no funeral home visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, at Natick Common.
Henry J. Joyal Sr., 75, of Waltham
WALTHAM — Henry J. Joyal Sr., 75, of Waltham, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton.
He was the husband of Marjorie A. (Kelley) Joyal.
Born in Newton and a lifelong Waltham resident, he was the son of the late Alde and Vizina (LeBlanc) Joyal.
Mr. Joyal was employed as a salesman with Nabisco Foods for 39 years. He enjoyed participating in and attending his grandchildren’s activities including attending various games at Boston College with his family.
He was the co-founder and past president of the Warrendale Little League. He was a member of the Holy Name Society as well as the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Jude Church for more than 40 years.
Mr. Joyal was a sergeant during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Henry J. " Rocky " Joyal and his wife, Doreen of Arlington, Gary J. Joyal and his wife, Paula of Natick, Peter G. Joyal and his wife, Nancy of Southborough, and Jayne M. LaForest and her husband, Mark of Acton; his grandchildren, Daniel, Melisa, Nathan, Lindsey, Peter, Brad, Ashley, and Heather Joyal and Kristen, Jillian, and Eric LaForest; his brothers, Edmund Joyal of Watertown, Eugene Joyal of Canton, and Richard Joyal of Plymouth; his sisters, Eleanor Gorgone, Irene Murray, both of Waltham, Claire Knous of East Douglas, and Phyllis Deveaux of Milford; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m., from the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Rte. 20), Waltham, followed by a funeral Mass, at 10 a.m., at St. Jude Church, 147 Main St., Waltham.
Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 12:45 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Bay State Chapter, 20 Walnut St., Suite 318, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
J. Delores Pinto
FRANKLIN — J. Delores (Desrochers) Pinto, 67, of Franklin, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at her home after a long illness.
She was the wife of Ralph J. Pinto for 47 years.
Born in Meriden, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Hormidas and Jeannette (Boulais) Desrochers, she lived in Niantic, Conn., before moving to Franklin in 1970.
She was educated in Canada, and was a 1951 graduate of Assumption Academy in Nicolet, Quebec. She was a retired homemaker and for many years was a bookkeeper for Pinto Associates.
She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Franklin where she sang in the choir for many years. She performed many times with the St. Mary’s Players in church sponsored musicals. She was a guest soloist at the church and at every other church in town. She was a member and former chairman of the Franklin Arts Council and the Franklin Country Club for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Franklin Singers and the Chaminade Club in Attleboro, one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States.
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Leah F. Fallon and Rachel A. Pinto, both of Franklin; two sisters, Eleanor Brown of Yalesville, Conn., Frances A. Beedle of Meriden, Conn.; and two granddaughters, Sarah and Amanda Fallon of Franklin.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 8:15 a.m., from the Charles F. Oteri Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin.
Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society c/o St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin, MA 02038.
Douglas J. McWeeney
FRAMINGHAM — Douglas J. McWeeney, 66, of Framingham, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Margaret (Trites) McWeeney.
Born in Point Duchene, Canada, he was the son of the late James and Annie (Henderickson) McWeeney.
He was employed for more than 15 years by Hodgeman Rubber Company of Framingham and more recently at the Sears Automotive in Natick for 15 years. He retired in 1991.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Kenneth McWeeney and Kevin McWeeney, both of Framingham; a brother, James McWeeney of Canada; and two grandchildren, Danielle and Nicole McWeeney.
Funeral service and burial will be private.
There are no visiting hours.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham.