OBIT: Carmine Camerato Jr., 83, Navy Veteran, Worked at Arsenal, Polaroid

Carmine Camerato Jr.

Carmine Camerato Jr., 83, after a long illness, died peacefully at home surrounded by family, on May 7, 2022. Born and raised in Watertown, Mass., along with sisters, Mary, Annina, Jennie and Eleanor, Carmine was the only son of the late Carmine Camerato Sr. and the late Antonia (DiDonato) Camerato. As a teen, he spent much of his time in Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts, earning the BSA’s highest honor, Eagle Scout. After graduating from St Patrick’s High School, Carmine entered the US Navy in 1957. Stationed in Norfolk, VA he served as a hospital corpsman aboard the USS Ross and the USS English.

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: 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: Dr. John Spillane, Worked at McLean Hospital, Sang in Choirs at Churches in Watertown & Newton

Dr. John Spillane

Dr. John Joseph Brendan “Jack” Spillane, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, January 13th at his home in Watertown. 

He was the devoted husband of Michaela K. (Sheehan) Spillane.  Loving father of Mary T. Spillane of Watertown, Melissa A. Gnyp & her husband David of Charlotte, NC, and Stephanie M. Spillane of Watertown. Doting grandfather of Annabelle Spillane and Madeleine Gnyp.  Son of the late Paul and Theresa (Curtain) Spillane and brother of the late Paul Spillane and Eleanor Roop. Caring brother- in-law of Elizabeth (Sheehan) Casey of Nashua, NH. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

John was born in Lowell. He attended Keith Academy and was a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corp. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and residencies in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Veterans Hospital and McLean Hospital. He was an attending physician at McLean, serving as Director of Admissions from 1978-1993. Having majored in the history and literature of France before turning to medicine, he had a life-long interest in history and spoke French, German and Spanish. He loved music, and was a long-time member of the choirs at St.