Richard F. McBride of Watertown and Duxbury, and Marco Island, Fla. died on January 27, 2019 at the age of 90. McBride grew up in Watertown and was a star athlete. He went on to become a quarterback and All-America punter at Boston College in the early 1950’s. He was also inducted into the Watertown High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Robert J. “Bob” McElroy of Millis, formerly of Watertown died on January 26, 2019 at the age of 71. McElroy retired as a lieutenant in the Watertown Police Department. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Beloved husband of Virginia “Ginger” (Burgess) McElroy. Loving & devoted father of Ashley M. Bailey & her husband Brent H. of San Diego, Madeline “Maddie” A. McElroy of Millis, and the late Brendan J. McElroy.
Ethlyn Irene Bleiler of Watertown died on January 26, 2019 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Bleiler. Devoted mother of Joseph J. Bleiler, Jr. & his wife Yvonne of Hudson, Stephen J. Bleiler & his wife Diane of Watertown, and the late Gayle Marie Bleiler. Loving grandmother of Joseph S. & James J. Bleiler and Meghan E. Lutz. Dear sister of Alice Richard of Duxbury, Dorothy L. Leslie of Stoughton, Nancy Lund of Billerica and the late Mildred MacLeod, George R., and Frederick Lund.
Mary (Herlihy) Russo of Watertown and Boca Raton, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.Mary’s passion was her family, both immediate and extended, who will miss her energy, excitement and infectious laughter. She was the heart of our family. She is survived by her loving husband David A. Russo to whom she was married for 51 years. Devoted mother to her daughter, Rosemary Garside and her husband Paul of Watertown, son David J. Russo and his husband Matthew McNeff of Watertown, and daughter Sister Elizabeth Francis (Linda) of Quincy (Daughters of Mary of Nazareth). She was a loving grandmother to Katherine Garside and Daniel Garside of Watertown. She was the daughter of the late John and Evangeline Herlihy and sister of the late
Alice (Herlihy) Walker.
James M. Faherty of Watertown, age 54, died suddenly on Oct. 16, 2015. Beloved husband of Diane M. (Pentleton). Loving father of Benjamin Faherty. Kenneth, and Robert Laccitello. Dear brother of Richard C., Jr. and his wife Barbara of Watertown, Kevin J. of Malden, Sharon Petitpas and her husband Samuel of Waltham and the late Andrea L. Solomon.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sept. 4, 2015 in the Church of Saint Luke, Belmont at 10:30 a.m. for Eugene T. “Gen” Donovan. Mr. Donovan, a son of Margaret C. (Hook) and the late Eugene W. Donovan,, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Aug. 31, 2015 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a 19 year battle with prostate cancer, he was 68. Gene was a resident of Watertown for the past 39 years.
After a long, rewarding and fun life E. Joyce (Braceland) Munger, of Watertown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 9, 2015. Joyce was respected by many in the community who served with her on an extensive list of committees and boards during her 60 years of service to the town. Last year she ended 35 years of service on the Watertown Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, and the senior apartment complex on Warren Street was renamed in her honor. She planned numerous lively community events the celebrating Watertown’s rich history and life, in addition to countless parties for her friends and family.