Friday, August 22, 2014

Georgette (Kamel) Attieh

Georgette Attieh

July 17, 1936 - August 19, 2014
Georgette (Kamel) Attieh, 78, of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Hospice of the Comforter in Florida.  She was the wife of the late Charble Attieh.
Born July 17, 1936 in Akoura, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Elias Kamel and Susan (Ackel) Kamel.
Georgette had worked for Mid East Baking, George’s CafĂ©, Garland Mills, Rena Sports and Brockwood Nursing Home.
She loved cooking, gardening, sewing and spending time with her granddaughter. Georgette was loved instantly after meeting her.
She is survived by her children, George Attieh, Richard Attieh and Dolly Attieh Colleran; her granddaughter, Michaela Colleran; her sisters, Angie Kamel and Therese Assacker; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Information

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Tuesday, August 26th at 9:00AM thence to St. Theresa Maronite Catholic Church, 343 No. Main St., Brockton where the Service of the Devine Mysteries will be celebrated at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton.  Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00-8:00PM with an Incense Service at 5:00PM.

Donations Information

 In Lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to St. Theresa’s Maronite Catholic Church, 343 No. Main St., PO Box#2567, Brockton, MA 02305.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Margaret M. Baczek

Margaret Peggy M. (Yanuskiewicz) Baczek, 61, of Bridgewater died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, Aug. 3, 2014. 
Peggy was the loving daughter of the late John E. and Pauline E. (Robichaud) Yanuskiewicz and spent her life in Bridgewater. In 1971 she graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham where she excelled in gymnastics and tennis. She continued her education at Bridgewater State College and later earned her master's degree from Fitchburg State. She had a 34-year career as a physical education teacher at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton where she helped so many of her students. Peggy loved camping, musicals at Providence Performing Arts Center, volunteering with Special Olympics, amusement parks, traveling to Martha's Vineyard, cruises, picnics, "The Wizard of Oz," "The Three Stooges," and just "being a goober." She wanted to be remembered as a good person. Peggy was the loving wife of 29 years of Leonard J. Baczek of Bridgewater. She was the devoted and beloved mom of Victoria L. (Baczek) Best and her husband Raymond of Duxbury; stepmother of Nathan P. Baczek and his fiancee Danielle Hutchins of Braintree; sister of John and Linda Yanuskiewicz of Plymouth, Paul and Patricia Yanuskiewicz of Stoughton, Francis and Peggy Yanus-kiewicz of Franklin, Mark and Diane Yanus-kiewicz of Calif., and Matthew and Kim Yanuskiewicz of Conn.; aunt of Beth, Kristen, Joseph, Brian, Lauren, and Carolyn. Also survived by many dear friends and former students. Funeral was from the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, Friday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater, with burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4-8 p.m. Per Peggys wishes, please help her family celebrate her life by wearing only vibrant colors to both the wake and funeral Mass. Donations may be sent to National Brain Tumor Society, at 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458, with "Margaret Baczek" in the memo line or at For directions and online guest book, visit Prophett Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Americo "Rico" Poliseno

Americo "Rico" Poliseno, builder and owner of The Englewood Resort in West Yarmouth since 1964, passed away at home after a courageous fight with his illness.
He was born in Brockton on March 5, 1923, to Amato and Emilia Poliseno. After graduating from Brockton High School he served with the Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1945, and was with the 1st Battery of Rangers. He served on a front in Africa and in the Invasion of Anzio. Rico's unit received Meritorious Service Unit Citations. Rico had a deep love for his country and proudly wore his World War II cap. Rico was admired for his open and generous heart and amazing ability to work.

He was the beloved husband of Janice (Sis) Poliseno for 37 years. He is survived by his son, Ronald Poliseno and his wife Ann of Brockton. He is predeceased by his son, William Poliseno; their late mother; his brothers, Saverio (Sammy) Amundo; and sister, Gloria. Rico is survived by his sister, Rose Piver; his brothers, Carmen and his wife Theresa, Roland and his wife Jeanne, and Albert and his wife Page; his stepchildren, Dianna Hildredth and her husband Jeffrey, Robert and his wife Mary, Michael and his wife Lynne, and David Silva. He loved and enjoyed all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and all the families and friends who came to The Englewood year after year.
Rico could always be found working on the roof of The Englewood or fearlessly hanging from a ladder, repairing whatever had to done. Rico was a man of his word who accepted a strong handshake as commitment to his word. Rico had a quick wit and an infectious smile that impacted everyone he met. Rico was a sensitive and generous man and this inspired his close friends, all dressed in festive Christmas attire, to sing Christmas carols to him outside his room on a cold wintery night.
Rico was a talented baseball player who played shortstop. Rico played for the Old Colony League, St. Coleman's, and later, the Braga Club. He played in the City League for the Blue Eagles Social Club for many years, and was a member of the American Legion and the Blue Eagles Social Club. He owned Drew Tanning of Brockton.
As a builder, Rico built many fine homes in Brockton and on Cape Cod. After the tragic fire of the Grand Old Englewood Hotel in West Yarmouth, Rico built The Englewood Hotel and Motor Inn and always operated it as a "Ma & Pa" operation.
In 1980, Rico and Sis moved ahead into the future by renovating the property into condominiums. Rico served on the oversight committee for the town of Yarmouth for many years, and was a well-known visitor to town hall.
Rico has stayed close to his many friends in the Brockton area and has a legion of friends on Cape Cod. Rico and Sis have been active and devoted members of St. Francis Xavier Parish, serving on many committees. His death has made strong men cry. He will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral will form on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., in the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis, MA. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Paul High School, 120 High School Road, Hyannis, MA 02601.