David Jonathan Bromer died on Nov. 25, 2021 at the age of 80. He came to the Boston area in 1958 to study metallurgy at MIT, and worked at Raytheon and Gillette. He and his wife, Anne Epstein, launched rare book store Bromer Booksellers in 1968 from their apartment in Watertown. The business is currently located in Copley Square in Boston.
Freda (Bedig) Stephen, 96 of Watertown, passed away at CareOne Lexington on December 27, after a recent illness. Freda grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Belmont High School. She worked at Farmer’s Insurance in Los Angeles until meeting her husband Dan Stephen. She married and relocated to Watertown and quickly became a proud Watertown resident. She always felt a closeness to her husband’s family and stayed in touch with them long after his death.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick Church Watertown for Dennis Edward McDade, Jr.
Mr. McDade was a son of the late Dennis McDade, Sr. & Catherine J. (Cooney) McDade. Dennis passed away on Thursday October 28, 2021 at the age of 89. He was born and raised in Watertown and was a proud graduate of St. Patrick High School.
A Funeral Mass for Timothy Alan McManus will be celebrated on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., in the Church of Saint Patrick, Watertown. A son of the late Joseph P. McManus and Edna M. (Feeley) McManus, Tim passed away suddenly on June 29, 2021. Tim was a lifelong and proud resident of Watertown. A graduate of UMass Lowell, he worked in the Boston area construction industry for decades, most recently at Timberline Construction of Canton where he was the Executive Vice President. He lived life to the fullest, bringing a passion to everything he did.
Samantha Lee Chase of Watertown, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2021 at the age of 32. Sam was the loving daughter of David A. Chase & Lisa L. (Yankowski) Chase of Watertown. Born in Cambridge, she grew up and was raised in Watertown. Samantha spent 12 years in the Watertown Public School system, graduating from Watertown High School on 2006. After high school she obtained her degreein massage therapy.
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.
A Funeral Mass for Shirley (Hogan) Connolly will be celebrated, in the Church of Saint Patrick, Watertown. She was a daughter of the late John Joseph Hogan and Ida (Morgan) Hogan. Shirley passed away at the age of 94. Shirley was born in Cambridge, raised in Watertown, and was a graduate of Watertown High School. She was a parishioner in St.
A Funeral Mass for Paul Francis Kelly will be celebrated on Monday May 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in the Church of Saint Patrick, Watertown. A son of the late Edward P. Kelly and Ann C. (Morley) Kelly, Paul passed away Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 84. Paul was born in Waltham and was a longtime resident of Watertown before moving to Scituate in the early 2000s. He graduated from St.