OBIT: Tony DiGiacomandrea, 89, Hard Working Family Man

Tony DiGiacomandrea

Anthony (Tony) DiGiacomandrea was born in Acton on April 27, 1929. He grew up in a farm house in Acton where his father and uncle owned and ran a concrete block company for several years. The family moved to Watertown when Tony was still young where he spent his entire life. After a brief illness, on March 12, 2019, at the age of 89, Tony passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Tony was a hard-working blue collar guy.

OBIT: Thomas McDermott, 87, Former Selectman Chairman, Owned AlphaGraphics

Thomas McDermott

A Funeral Mass for Thomas J. McDermott, 87, will be held on Saturday, March 2, in the Church of Saint Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown. Mr. McDermott, a son of the late Patrick J. and Mary (McGuire) McDermott, was born in Watertown. He was a lifelong resident of the town, attended Saint Patrick Grammar School and graduated from Boston College High School. He furthered his education receiving a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Suffolk University. After Boston College, Mr. McDermott served in the United States Army Honor Guard during the Korean Conflict era.

OBIT: Paul McCaffrey, 79, Retired Watertown Fire Chief

Retired Watertown Fire Chief Paul McCaffrey. Watertown Fire Chief Bob Quinn announced the death of retired Fire Chief Paul McCaffrey on Feb. 24, 2019 of occupational cancer. He was 79 years old. The following obituary was from the Nardone Funeral Home:

Fire Chief Paul McCaffrey was born in Boston, Mass.

OBIT: Virginia Lewisohn Kahn, 90, Founded the Atrium School in Watertown

Virginia Lewisohn Kahn, an educator who founded the Atrium School in Watertown, Massachusetts, died on Sept. 21 at the age of 90 at her home in Cambridge. Ginny was born to a prominent philanthropic and banking family in New York City. Her parents were Sam A. and Margaret (Seligman) Lewisohn, both active community leaders well known for their collection of Impressionist and Early Modern painting. The youngest of four sisters, Ginny attended the progressive Lincoln School (Columbia University), where her lifelong commitment to innovative education was formed.

OBIT: Blanche Kasper, Worked as Teacher, Member of Conservation Commission

Blanche E. Kasper of Worcester, formerly of Watertown, August 25, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Andrew A. Kasper and the late Richard Hubbard. Like the planes she helped build in World War II, she was a Flying Fortress. Blanche was the loving  mother of Carol Airasian and her husband George, Gretchen Silverman and her husband Harvey, Roberta Gollogly and her husband John, Heidi Wilhelm and her husband Douglas and the late Andrew Kasper and his wife Mary. Stepmother of Jane Hubbard Wyman and her husband David.

OBIT: Helen (Hazlehurst) Hunt, Watertown Resident, Loved to Dance

A Funeral Service for Helen Louise (Hazlehurst) Hunt will be celebrated on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home.Mrs. Hunt was a daughter of the late James Hazlehurst and Joan (McMeninom) Hazlehurst. Helen passed away Wednesday morning after a period of declining health. Helen was the loving wife of Stephen Terhune Hunt of Watertown. Loving mother of Eric Hazlehurst.

OBIT: Evelyn Sullivan, 85, Worked at Watertown Arsenal, Active in Catholic, Town Groups

Evelyn M. Sullivan of Watertown died on August 17, 2018 at the age of 85. 

Loving daughter of the late Thomas P. & Mary (Toye) Sullivan. Dear sister of Bebe Quinlan & her husband Jack of Bolton and the late Patricia K. Boylen. Beloved aunt of Thomas Quinlan of Key West, Pamela Quinlan of Princeton, & Jennifer Quinlan of Watertown. Caring great-aunt of Cassie, Daniel, Jonathan, & Mary. Evelyn was a long-time federal employee; she worked at the Watertown Arsenal and later at the Boston office of the Environmental Protection Agency where she was Executive Secretary and Freedom of Information Officer.