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A22 a EBRUARY 2 1 2 0 2 1 Honor your loved memory with a photo in The Boston Globe. Ask your funeral director for details. Passed peacefully away February 1st. A partner at KPMG, he devoted himself to his work, overcoming serious health problems to pursue excellence in his Mr. Lowry was born in Albuquerque, NM and grew up in Norman, OK, the son of Anne D.

Lowry and William H. Lowry. After graduating from Norman High School as a National Merit Scholar, he graduated from Williams College with a Political Science degree and from Yale Law School Between college years, he spent a summer as an intern for Credit Lyonnais polishing his French language skills. Prior to joining KPMG, he was employed at Bank of Boston while studying to become a CPA. Paul was a relentless collector of things that interested him.

As a boy he collected coins and stamps and when vacationing with his family in Colorado, boxed, labeled and categorized a collection of rocks and minerals. A bassoonist with a love of classical music, he had many albums in that genre. Later, as a young man living and working in the Boston area, Paul roamed markets and antique shows looking for Depression glass and china. These interests were pursued vigorously at those rare times when he was not working late hours developing his skills as a tax attorney. A lifelong love of plants was formed at an early age, and he became an accomplished gardener with an amazing knowledge and appreciation of perennials, shrubs, and trees with an aptitude for creating landscapes in harmony with their spaces.

On Sundays he could be found at the Arnold Arboretum with his brother, wandering the paths, studying the specimens. Sadly, in 1988 he contracted a virus that triggered an autoimmune response that could not be repressed by his doctors. His physical disabilities were severe, and would become progressively debilitating over a more than three decade period. He threw himself entirely into work, where he unfailingly demonstrated his loyalty, integrity, intelligence and worth. He was consistently kind and gentle to everyone he encountered, taking a keen interest in their lives and families and conversing at length on all manner of topics.

Both the colleagues with whom he worked and the clients he worked for, maintained their allegiance to him, and respect for his work and service, even as his physical health declined. Paul made a life for himself that was meaningful. He will be greatly missed by his circle of family and friends, co- workers and clients who know what a remarkable person he was. Mr. Lowry is survived by his sister, Margaret Lowry, her husband, Bradley Steele, their children, Peter Steele, and Laura Steele, of Winchester and Somerville, and his longtime caregiver, Edelmira Figueroa and her family.

Due to the pandemic, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. He will be interred in Belmont Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.brownandhickey.com LOWRY, Paul S. LOWN, Dr. Bernard See Enhanced Listing KALAJIAN, Nora (Seferian) Of Watertown, February 17, 2021.

Daughter of the late Hagop and Mar- garet Seferian. Beloved wife of the late Charles G. Kalajian. Devoted mother of Margie Glikas and her husband Steve, Ken Kalajian and his wife Esther and Gary Kalajian and his wife Regina. Cherished grandmother of Charles Kalajian and his wife Lisa and Hope, John and Alex Kalajian.

Loving sister of the late Sarah Cho- tilian, Grace LaGreca, Rose Zeytoonian, Anthony Seferian and Lucy Jelladian. Sister-in-law of John Kalajian of Bloom- field, Michigan and the late Virginia Norsesian. Also survived by many lov- ing nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, Funeral and Cemetery Services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Saint James Armenian Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Due to the ongoing Co- vid-19 pandemic, current public health and safety measures will be followed. Social distancing and facemasks will be required for safety. LEVY, Morris See Enhanced Listing LUNETTA, Joseph E. Of Woburn, formerly of Medford, February 14, 2021. Cherished son of the late Joseph R.

and Anna G. (Rike- man) Lunetta. Loving father of Jennifer Lunetta of Beverly, Michelle Gill and her husband Joel of Ossipee, NH, and Kristen Lunetta of Lynnfield. Grandfa- ther of Bryn, Molly and Nora Gill. De- voted brother of JoAnn Boback and her husband Edward of Reading, Christine Dyer and her husband Deric of Read- ing and AnnMarie Milone of Woburn.

Further survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McLaughlin Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant WOBURN, Friday, Febru- ary 26th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Athana- sius Church, 300 Haverhill Reading, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

All attending must wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing protocols. Interment Services will be private. It has been requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in memory to the Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

For complete obituary and to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.dellorusso.net Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes Woburn Medford Wilmington LeBLANC, Marianne M. Of West Roxbury, passed away peace- fully, surrounded by her loving family, on February 17, 2021. Loving daughter of the late Lionel C. and Joan F. (Lom- bard) LeBlanc.

Devoted sister of the late Charles LeBlanc and his surviving wife Jean of West Roxbury, the late Richard LeBlanc and his surviving wife Gail of Plymouth, Gail Deneault and her husband Ken of Sharon, Michael LeBlanc of Wrentham, Thomas LeBlanc and his wife Betty of Sharon, Wil- liam LeBlanc and his late wife Judi of Dedham, and Joan Crisafulli and her husband Joe of Dedham. Mimi is also survived by her sister-in-law Debbie LeBlanc. She was the cherished aunt of Michelle, Chuckie, Tricia, Richie, Bryan, Adam, Jen, Jon, Mikey, Lindsay, Colleen, Katie, Annie, Chris, Kara and Joey and 16 great-nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved cat, Fenway. She will be missed by her many friends and coworkers at Spaulding Rehab, Brighton.

Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY, on Wednes- day, February 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 Church capacity is limited to 80 people due to COVID-19. To live-stream the Mass, go to www.sttheresaparish- boston.com Visiting Hours Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please follow COVID-19 guidelines in the church and funeral home with use of facial coverings and social dis- tancing. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Mass General Colorectal Cancer Program, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, giving.massgeneral.org For directions and guestbook, please visit www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600 Age 79, died Feb.

18, 2021, wife of Daniel Kane, mother of Bronwyn Kane of Lynn and Deirdre Thomas (Steven) of NC, grandmother of and Thomas, sister of Imelda Devlin of Somerville, Angela LaGrue, Dolores Smith, Frank and Aidan Devlin all of Ireland. She was predeceased by her brother John Devlin of Danvers. For decades, Winnie worked for Aer Lingus Airlines at both Dublin and Logan Airports. Her Funeral Mass will be held privately. In lieu of donations may be made in name to the Hearing Health Foundation at www.HearingHealthFoundation.org.

Online condolences and full obituary available at www.LyonsFuneral.com. KANE, Winifred M. Of Peabody, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 16, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Beverly, on May 25, 1933 to Catherine Margaret Wetson and David Edward Kinsella. He graduated from Beverly High School and joined the United States Air Force in 1951.

David worked several technical jobs before joining Raytheon, where he worked as senior technical writer for more than 30 years. David is survived by his wife of 58 years, Teresa (Finn) Kinsella; their daughter Elizabeth, wife to Michael and mother to Kelly and Colleen of Peabody; their son James, husband to Tina and father to Shayne, Kaitlin, and Ryan of Wilmington; their son David, husband to Deirdre and father to Catherine, Nicole, and Cassandra, and grandfather to Lukas of Beverly; their son Daniel, husband to Elizabeth and father to Shannon, Erin, and Daniel of Kingston, NH; his sister Phyllis (Hayes) Kinsella of Beverly; and his many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Conway, Cahill- Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn PEABODY, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Attendees are asked to observe COVID-19 precautions, including maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St Church, 708 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA; the burial to follow at Wenham Old Cemetery, Main Street, Wenham, MA (RT 1A).

Donations can be made in memory to St Church, where he was a devout parishioner and volunteered with My Table. David will be greatly missed by all those he leaves behind. KINSELLA, David Edward Age 90, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Linda Klein, and son of the late Max and Elizabeth Klein. He is survived by his daughter, Andrea J.

Spigelman and her husband Zachary, his sons Bennett H. Klein and Adam R. Klein, and his grandchildren, Alexander, Evan and Dana. Jerry was an internationally renowned leader in pediatric infectious diseases. His career spanned over 50 years in patient care, research and teaching at Boston Medical Center.

His many honors include the Bristol Award for Distinguished Achievement of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Maxwell Finland Award for Achievement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Jerry had many passions, including big band music, jazz, theater, Boston sports teams and spending time with his family at his home on Wingaersheek Beach. Donations in memory may be made to the Jerome O. Klein Fellowship Fund in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Boston University Development, Gift Processing, JPMorgan Chase Co, P.O. Box 22605, New York, NY 10087-2605.

Services were held privately. KLEIN, Jerome O. StanetskyMemorial Chapels Brookline 617-232-9300 www.stanetskybrookline.com Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather William E. Leccese, 74, of Tewksbury, passed away at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was the loving husband of Donna (Ventola) Leccese.

Bill and his wife would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April of 2022. Bill was the son of the late William and Eleanor (Guliano) Leccese. He was born November 17, 1946 in Everett and grew up in Malden, graduating Malden High School with the class of 1964. In 1966 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1970 having obtained the rank of Sergeant.

Bill returned to Malden, married and started a family. He and his family relocated to Tewksbury in 1980. He was an extremely dedicated father and truly loving grandfather. The time he spent with his children and grandchildren brought him great joy, especially the time spent at their summer home in Maine. Bill was an easy going guy who would drop everything at anytime to help his family and friends.

His kindness, generosity, helpfulness, humor and constant whistling will be missed by all. He worked for National Grid Gas for nearly 50 years, he retired as a lead inspector. He is also survived by his three children, William Leccese, III and his wife Patti Ann of Peterborough, NH, Danielle Harris and her husband Chad of Chester, NH, and Nickolas Leccese and his wife Lauren of Billerica; his grandchildren Ava Alexis Leccese and Mia Harris; his sister Anna Tilton of Malden, his sister-in-law Linda Jordan and her husband Robert of Malden. Son-in-law of the late Phyllis Suvalle of Malden. He is also survived by his nephews, and many loving family members and friends.

Visiting Hours: While wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines, you are welcome to attend his visitation from 10AM until 12 Noon, funeral service to be held at 12 noon on Tuesday February 23 at the Tewksbury Funeral Home, 1 Dewey Street, Tewksbury, MA, 978-851- 2061. If you do not feel comfortable attending, please leave the family a message at tewksburyfuneralhome. com. His burial will take place privately in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to either the St.

Jude Research Hospital (stjude. or to Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine (campsunshine.org/ giving). LECCESE, William E. Jr. Tewksbury Funeral Home 978-851-2061 KILEY, Jeanne Age 77, a longtime resident of Stone- ham, February 19, 2021, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Stoneham, daughter of the late John J. and Ruth (Rayner) VanTichelt. Sister of Robert L. VanTichelt of Stoneham. Jeanne had worked at Spartan Hardware for a number of years.

She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed knitting clothing and various other crafts. A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2-4 P.M., including a Service at 3:30 P.M. at Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common STONEHAM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Boys and Girls Club, Dale Court, Stoneham, MA 02180.

LOCKE, Maryel Died on Day, February 14, 2021. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 27, 1926 to Burnham and Eleanor Finney, and grew up in Detroit, MI and Scarsdale, NY. Maryel graduated from Radcliffe College in 1947 and mar- ried Edward French. They had 4 sons. After a divorce in 1956, Maryel married Dudley Hartung in 1958, and had 1 son.

Maryel served two terms on the Weston (MA) School Committee from 1962-1968. As Chair in her second term, she was instrumental in bringing MET- CO, the largest voluntary school desegregation program, to Weston Public Schools. Maryel was Editor of the Radcliffe Quarterly from 1964-1971. She published the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winners Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin. She also published an influential medical article by Dr.

Oliver Cope, titled, Cancer: Has the Time Come for a Less Mutilating Vogue magazine reprinted the article, and the article was discussed in multiple other journals. The article has been cited as having contributed to a shift in medical practice away from routine radi- cal mastectomies for women with breast cancer. A book Breast Cancer chronicles interactions between Dr. Cope and Ms. Locke.

As a close friend of Anne Sexton, Maryel wrote a compelling Sexton which appeared in the book, to Sexton: Six Poets at published by the University of Texas in 1992. In 1970, Maryel married for a third and final time to Laurence S. Locke, a noted Compensation attorney. Maryel had entered Boston College Law School and in her last year she organized students to abolish class rank, believing the ranking only helped the top few. Maryel graduated law school in 1972.

She joined her law firm of Petkun Locke where she special- ized in Family Law. During that time, she was Director of Boston NOW Legal Referral Services, Member of Board of Delegates (Massachusetts Bar Associa- tion) and Member of Board of Editors (Boston Bar Journal.) She also served on the MA Board of Higher Education and the Advisory Board for WAND: Action for Nuclear Disarmament. In 1993, Maryel Locke and Charles Warren were co-editors of Hail Mary: Women and the Sacred in a book of essays analyz- ing controversial film about a modern-day rendition of the biblical Mary and her virgin birth. Maryel was Secretary for Friends of Film Commit- tee at the Museum of Fine Arts, taught film at Harvard Institute For Learning in Retirement, served as Vice-President of Center Screen at Harvard and was a Board member of Boston Film and Video. Maryel was an advocate for the arts and reveled in live performances.

She bought tickets for her extended family to experience modern dance, ballet, jazz, film and theater. She gave generously to The Celebrity Series, Boston Ballet, and Museum of Fine Arts. Maryel Locke was predeceased by her husband, Larry Locke, her brother, Paul Finney, stepson, Jim Locke and grandson, Caleb French. She leaves five sons (in descending age order), Robert French, Thomas French, Gregory French, Daniel French, and Paul Har- tung; 4 daughters-in-law, Francine Veilleux, Evelyn Tate, Rosann Tung, and Kay Hartung; stepdaughter, Nancy Meyer; stepson, David Locke; lifelong family friend, Judy Nutting; nine grand- children, Conor French, Jesse French, Jonathan French, Derek French, Nicole French, Megan Marcelin, Zoe French, Emily Hartung and Miles Hartung; and three great-grandchildren, as well as 2 nephews and a niece. She also leaves be- hind extended family and many friends.

There will be a Memorial Service scheduled once the coronavirus has subsided. Please contact Greg French at if you want more information. To submit a paid death notice for publication in The Boston Globe and on Boston.com, contact your funeral director, visit boston.com/deathnotices or call 617.929.1500. Now offering custom headings and enhanced listings. To submit an obituary for editorial consideration, please send the information and a photo by e-mail to or send information by fax to 617.929.3186.

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