OBIT: Gertrude Broderick, 93, Retired School Administrator

Gertrude Broderick

A Funeral Mass for Gertrude Catherine (Creedon) Broderick will be celebrated on Monday December 30, 2019 in the Church of Saint Patrick – Watertown at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. Broderick, a daughter of the late William J. and Gertrude C. (Boylen) Broderick, passed away at the Meadow Green Nursing Facility, Waltham, on Christmas Eve, December 24 after many years of declining health. She was 93. Gertrude was born in Boston and graduated from Girls Latin School, Boston. She went on to graduate from Emmanuel College, class of 1948 and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard/Radcliffe in 1949. She taught at Newton High School and became the Principal of Newton South until 1968.

OBIT: Evangelia Kounelis, 101, Watertown Resident

Evangelia Kounelis, Dec. 12, 2019. Evangelia Kounelis, September 3, 1918 – December 17, 2019. Evangelia (Balouri) Kounelis was called by the Lord on December 17, 2019 at the age of 101 years young, plus 105 days. Until her final moment, she was lovingly attended to in her Watertown home of over 55 years, by her only child, Angeline “Angie” Maria B. Kounelis.

OBIT: James Dicker, 69, Devoted Father & Grandfather, Crossing Guard, Vietnam Vet

James Dicker

A Funeral Mass for James A. “Jimmy” Dicker will be celebrated on Monday Dec. 16, 2019 in St. Patrick Church, Watertown at 11 a.m.

Mr. Dicker passed away suddenly Wednesday morning December 11th.  He was 69. Jimmy was known for his infectious smile and laugh. As a loving “Beepa” he faithfully attended all of his grandchildren’s events and celebrations and never missed a family get together. Jimmy proudly wore his neon yellow vest every morning as he helped the children of Watertown get to school safely.

OBIT: Michael Aiden Cullen, 97, World War II Veteran

Michael Aiden Cullen

A Funeral Mass for Michael Aiden Cullen will be celebrate on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in St. Luke Church, Belmont at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Cullen passed away in his Watertown home on Friday evening after a time of failing heath. He was 97. He is the beloved husband of the late Anna L. (Colarusso).

In Memory of William R. Panico, Owned Watertown Carpet Store

The family of William R. Panico, submitted the following memorial in his honor. Panico owned and operated Final Touch Carpets in Watertown for over 30 years. In Memory of William R. Panico

April 8, 1944 – November 15, 2018

Bill, thank you for your unconditional love and kindness

And for always being so selfless.Dad, thank you for your thoughtful and loving heartAnd for your never-ending giving nature.Papa, thank you for your silliness and fun-loving waysBut mostly for the comfort you brought us every day. We love you,

Linda, Kim, Nikki, Dave, Kyle, Kodie, Samantha, Reagan, Sadie, Faith and Christian

OBIT: Frank LeBlanc, 90, Retired Physicist, WWII Navy Veteran

Francis J. “Frank” LeBlanc of Watertown died on Oct. 12, 2019 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Gracemarie V. (Alfe). Devoted father of Janine M. LeBlanc-Straceski (Anthony) of Andover, John J. LeBlanc (Debra) of North Andover, Steven F. LeBlanc (Anne Beinecke) of Cambridge and Marybeth L. Shea (Tom) of North Andover. Loving grandfather of Joseph & Christa LeBlanc, Madeleine & Matthew Shea, and Francis, Joseph & Michael Straceski.

OBIT: Katherine McCourt, 102, 1935 WHS Grad, Raised Big Family

Katherine McCourt

A Funeral Mass for Katherine M. (Broderick) McCourt, 102, of Londonderry N.H., formerly of Watertown, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, in the Church of Saint Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown. 

Mrs. McCourt, the only child of the late John and Catherine (Feeney) Broderick, was born in Everett days after the United States entered World War I. She soon moved to Watertown, where she attended Hosmer Elementary School, East Junior High School, and then Watertown High School, graduating in 1935. As a result of her parents’ hard work and savings, she was able to further her education at Bryant & Stratton Commercial School where she completed the Secretarial Program in 1936. Upon graduation, she took a job at the John McCourt Company, a construction firm started by its namesake in 1893. There she met the founder’s grandson, Frank McCourt, who soon after proposed to her during his active military service. After Pearl Harbor, the two moved up their wedding to Christmas Day 1941 so that he could fight in World War II without losing the love of his life.