OBIT: Janet Jameson, 84, Served on Watertown Arts, Bike & Ped Committees; Loved to Travel

Janet Jameson

Janet Corcoran Jameson, 84, of Watertown, MA passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on April 10th, 2022 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge due to complications from pneumonia. Janet was born on February 17, 1938 in Chillicothe, Ohio. She attended Chillicothe schools and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio University with a B.A. in Romance Languages. She received her M.A. in Romance Languages from Harvard University and her Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Developmental Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. During her junior year abroad in Paris, she discovered her love for travel, meeting new people, and seeing new places, which eventually brought her to the Boston area.

OBIT: Maria “Mia” Grace Child, Raised in Watertown, Owned Mia’s Skin Care

Maria “Mia” Grace Child

Maria “Mia” Grace Child July 29, 1944 – April 6, 2022. Maria “Mia” Grace Child, formerly of Natick, MA passed away on April 6, 2022 at her home in Vershire, Vt. She was predeceased by her parents Catherine and Dante DeAgazio and her sister Catherine and brother-in-law Philip Gandolfo and son-in-law Kevin McCue; and is survived by her siblings: C. Sonny, Thomas (Rachel), Nicholas (Eileen) DeAgazio; and her husband, Stephen, and three daughters, Dina Supple (Mike), Maureen (Supple) McCue and Leah Supple (Matt) Minthorn; four grandchildren: Samuel, Annabelle, Reese Minthorn, and Ella McCue, several wonderful nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Born in Calabria, Italy, Mia was raised, lived, and owned a day spa — Mia’s Skin Care — for 30 years in Watertown, MA. Mia will be remembered for her infectious smile, as selfless and caring, by all who were blessed to be loved by her and loved her so much.

OBIT: Robert F. Fitzpatrick, 88, Veteran, Raised in Watertown

Robert F. Fitzpatrick

Robert F. Fitzpatrick of Quincy and Stuart, FL passed away on February 4th surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Bob was born in 1933 in Waltham to Lawrence B. and Anna L. (Hoey) Fitzpatrick of Watertown. Bob graduated from Boston Technical High School, then enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his Country for four years as a radio operator. Bob later attended Quincy Junior College, Newbury Junior College and Northeastern University. After his Navy service, Bob returned to Boston and worked at Salada Tea where he met the love of his life, Marjorie Donovan.

OBIT: Marie Brueggeman, 71, Animal Lover, Cherished Time With Grandsons

Marie Janet Brueggeman

A Funeral Service for Marie Janet Brueggeman will be celebrated on Saturday March 12, 2022, at 12 Noon, in the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home. A daughter of the late Edward & Barbara (Walton) Beaunoyer, Marie passed away Friday afternoon. She was 71. She was the loving mother of James J. “JJ” Brueggeman & his wife Susanne of Watertown. Beloved grandmother of William & Timothy Brueggeman.

OBIT: Thomas Hickey, 69, Grew Up in Watertown, Skilled Craftsman and Carpenter

Thomas Hickey

Tommy Hickey, age 69, of Wells, ME died February 21, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. He was born August 6, 1952 in Newton, MA. Tommy graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, MA where he grew up and attended Wentworth Technical Institute. He spent his career as a skilled craftsman and finish carpenter. His work was published in Smithsonian magazine.

OBIT: Christine Collini, 89, Worked at Family Lock Business, Loved Spending Time With Family

Christine Collini

Christine I Collini, 89, of Watertown, wife of the late Charles T Collini passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. She passed with her loving family by her side at Sunrise Senior Living where she was given exceptional care for almost 2 years. Christine was born in Newton, MA, the daughter of the late Giovanni and Lucia (Cedrone) Vecchione. Christine graduated from Newton High School and worked at Raytheon before starting her family. In later years, Christine worked at the family business, Suburban Lock Co., along side her husband Charles and son Charlie. She enjoyed working at the shop and chatting with everyone who came in to either visit, have keys made, or a lock fixed.

OBIT: Bob Manzelli, 84, Former State Rep. & Selectman, Owned Local Energy Company

Bob Manzelli

Robert A. “Bob” Manzelli, passed away on January 17th, 2022, at the age of 84. Bob was born in Roxbury, and was a longtime resident of Watertown and Rockport. 

He was inspired and driven to serve others. He attended Watertown High school and Huntington prep. He graduated from Boston College and received his active duty commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army in 1959, where he trained as an artillery officer. He was assigned as a reserve instructor in the 5th Howitzer Battalion, 5th Artillery. He was honorably discharged in 1968 as a 1st Lieutenant.

OBIT: Jorge Fernandes, 79, Proud of His Portuguese Heritage, Loved to Travel & Cook

Jorge Fernandes

Jorge Fernandes of Watertown died on Jan. 13, 2022 at the age of 79. Son of the Joao & Madelena (Encarnacao Memdes) Fernandes. Beloved wife of the late Ana (Soares) Fernandes. Dear brother of Lurdes Furtado, Americo Fernandes, Joe Fernandes, and the late Rosa DePaulo & Fernando Fernandes. Loving uncle to many nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. 

Jorge was born in Madeira, Portugal.