OBIT: Sue Chen, Former Owner of Wonder Cafe in Watertown

Sue Chen and her family at Wonder Cafe, which operated on Mt. Auburn Street from 2009-15. Dear family, friends, and businesses of Watertown,

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sue Chen on October 29, 2022.  Sue was the owner of Wonder Cafe on Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown from 2009 to 2015. 

One of her greatest joys was meeting and feeding people in the family restaurant she started. She carefully planned the renovation, decorations and furnishings to create a happy and welcoming environment for all ages. Guests would also complement the signature orange walls. By December 2009 Wonder Cafe was officially opened with her children by her side. 

Throughout the years, customers of Wonder Cafe would also become friends. Parents would come by with their doting children for a meal. Watertown High School students would bond over dumplings, noodles, and bubble tea. Friendly city employees would pick up lunches to go. Late night eaters ordering chicken wings and fried rice. Sue would manage the back of the kitchen, while her three children would take incoming calls, wait on guests, and make deliveries.

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: 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.

OBIT: Richard Greenough, Sr., 91, Founded Watertown Pop Warner, Former President of Ancient Order of the Hibernians

Richard Greenough Sr.

Richard ‘Dick’ Greenough, Sr. Aged 91, died peacefully on Sep 17, 2021. Richard was born on October 15, 1929 to Richard and Mary Greenough. He grew up in Watertown and attended Watertown High School and Huntington Prep, where he made his mark as an outstanding football player. He met the love of his life and best friend, Gloria Anne Kelley, during high school in 1945. They married in 1948.