Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rae Bakka


Rae Bakka

December 7, 1927 - November 9, 2015

Rae Bakka, a longtime resident, died Monday,

Nov. 9,2015 
at Golden Living Center-Oak Hill 

in Middleboro. 
Rae was born December 7, 1927,

in Boston, daughter of 
Charles and Helen Franz.

She was raised with 3 sisters, 
May Allen, Helen Hanson,

Claire Forbes, and a brother, John Allen, 
all of

whom predeceased her.

Rae married the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Bakka,

in 1951. 
He preceded her in death July 30, 2000,

leaving her broken hearted. 
She had several lifelong

friends, her closest, Dotty Glassford 
passed away

unexpectedly this past February.

Rae's door was always open to family, friends and

she loved to entertain.

Rae liked crafts, puzzles, 
and painting, but her favorite

pastime was watching old black 
and white movies.

She loved the dancing. She became an 
immediate fan

of Dancing With the Stars. Rae also had a 

tremendous love

for animals. 
She is survived by several nieces,

nephews, great-nieces,

and great-nephews who are scattered from 

Massachusetts to Florida.  

At her request, there were no services. 

was buried with Bob at the 

Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne,

November 10, 2015. 

Published in The Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mark J. Chassey "Ben"

In Loving Memory of

Mark J. Chassey


August 15, 1960 - October 22, 2015
Mark J. Chassey Obituary

Mark John Chassey, "Ben",of Brockton,

passed suddenly on Thursday,

October 22, 2015 at the age of 55. Mark was a lifelong resident of

Brockton. He was a retired truck driver for F. W. Webb, Brockton.

 His passions included fishing and automotive repair. He is

survived by his wife, Jennifer Crosby of Brockton; mother Joan

Foster Chassey; father Phillip Chassey II and wife Paulette of

Taunton, and three brothers: Phillip Chassey III and wife Debra of

East Bridgewater, Craig Chassey and wife Mary of Brockton, and

Christopher Chassey and wife Julianne, and a niece Kathlyn

of San Antonio, Texas.

-At the request of the Chassey family, the wake and funeral will be private - 


October 28, 2015
Jennifer and Chassey Family, So Sorry for your Loss. Noreen O'Driscoll (Julieann's Sister)
October 28, 2015
We are so very sorry to hear about Mark's passing. You will be in our thoughts
October 26, 2015
You will be greatly missed my friend . R.I.P. Ben
October 26, 2015
Rest in Peace my friend, Rest in Peace, Kenny Belcher
October 25, 2015
Uncle Ben u was the only father figure I had as a kid . We had so much great memories together.
U had a great impact in my life. You showed me how to do the right thing how to be a man.
My heart is crushed losing you. I will never forget our memories together all the great times we had.
U will never be forgotten. I love you with all my heart Uncle Ben Your nephew Alan
October 25, 2015

For my Uncle Mark

Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day...
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you're always there.

I love and will miss you Uncle Mark.
October 25, 2015
Aunt Janet
October 25, 2015
They say it takes a minute to find something special in a person,
an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them,
but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.

You will be missed just be sure to have the Nova ready and we shall ride together again. Love always
October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015
You are in my heart forever .


One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with Lord.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand,

One belonged to him and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
He looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life,
there was only one set of footprints.  He also noticed
that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him, and he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome
times of my life, 
there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed
You most, You would leave me.”
The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering,
When you see only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Paul A. Annese

1952 - September 14th, 2015

Annese, Paul, A. "Buzzy" 63, of Bridgewater, formerly of
Brockton and East Boston, 
passed away peacefully
on September 14th following a lengthy illness. 
Husband of Cheryl (Parziale) Annese.
Proud father of Dr. Anthony Annese and his wife 

Ingelcia of Minnesota;
Ricky Annese and his wife Michelle of Brockton; and 

Kristen Annese of Bridgewater.
Adoring grandfather of Anna, Gavin, Isabella and 

Gabriella Annese.
Loving son of the late Anthony S. Annese and 

late Anna (Arsenian) Annese.
Devoted brother of Lucille Zeph and her 

husband Charles of Maine;
Lorraine Baritz and her husband Robert of Canton.
He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, 

nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Paul lived in East Boston until the age of 10 when his 

family moved to Brockton.
He attended Brockton public schools, where he was an 

accomplished athlete and made many life-long friends. 
At the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the
infantry in Vietnam; during his service, he received two bronze stars
for meritorious service in a combat zone.

Paul's thirty-year career was in construction and real estate: 

he was the co-founder of Searles and Annese Builders in 
Brockton and co-founder of Copperwood Real Estate in Brockton.

He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
A private internment was held at the
Massachusetts National Cemetery at 

Bourne on September 16th, 2015.

Published in The Boston Globe from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Susan F. Love

In Loving Memory of

Susan F. (Geddes) Love

February 13, 1942 ~ July 27, 2015 (age 73)
Gallery Photo
Susan F. (Geddes) Love, age 73 years, of Stoughton, peacefully passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family and beloved friends on Monday July 27, 2015.
Raised in Hingham, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Campbell) Geddes and H. Paul Geddes Sr., sister of H. Paul Geddes Jr. (Natick, MA) and niece of the late Jean Campbell, Mary Elizabeth Campbell and Raymond F. Campbell.  A graduate of Hingham High School, Susan attended The Chandler School for Women in Boston and pursued a career in office administration. Soon after graduation, Susan married Robert Bruce Love (Weymouth, MA) and raised their family of four children in Stoughton: Merideth Scott Love (Hull, MA), Matthew Ryan Love (Weymouth, MA), Robert Sean Love (Nantucket, MA), and Michael Thor Love (New York, NY).
Blessed with an immense heart, a warm, caring, engaging personality, and a beautiful "gift to gab", she made friends wherever she went. She enjoyed the ocean and loved visiting her daughter Merideth and soon to be son in-law Jeffrey Shaheen, and "Grand Dog" Cisco at Nantasket Beach. She also regularly enjoyed visiting her son Sean and girlfriend Shannon and her "Grand Dog" Cash on Nantucket Island. Susan was fortunate to have enjoyed world travel with her daughter and friends.  Constantly surrounded by family and friends, she shared her caring ways, nurturing soul, and loving heart. Susan was a spit fire. Bursting with energy, full of life, she loved to be around people. She was a straight shooter, as honest as it gets. She was full of laughter, and hilarious to those who knew her. She had a way to laugh it off and move on with her day. She exemplified the true meaning of unconditional love. We have lost an amazing person, but have gained an angel.
She was awesome!
A wake will be held in her honor on Friday July 31, 2015 from 4 - 8 P.M. in The Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 115 Monk St.,Stoughton. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND and Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan's memory are appreciated and welcome to be made to The Stoughton Council On Aging, 110 Rockland St. / P.O. Box 582 , STOUGHTON, MA 02072,

Charitable donations may be made to:

Stoughton Council on Aging
110 Rockland St. / P.O. Box 582, Stoughton MA 02072
Tel: 1-781-344-8882

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mary Antoinette (Procopio) Leach

In Memory of

Mary Antoinette (Procopio) Leach

March 11, 1920 - July 23, 2015
Mary Antoinette Leach was born on March 11, 1920 in Brockton Massachusetts and passed away on July 23, 2015. Mary is survived by her son Dennis Leach and his wife Phyllis of Charleston South Carolina and her two daughters Leslie Traverso and her husband Gene of Santa Rosa California and Suzanne Sullivan of San Diego. Mary also leaves four grandchildren; Tara, David, Lourdes and Marc, as well as 10 great grandchildren; Mike, Lacie, Ashlyn, Braden, Makenna, Jason, Justin, Grant, Avery and Cole to cherish her memory. She will be missed by her family and loving friends.
Mary's funeral service will be at St. Francis of Assisi, 525 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083 (760-945-8000)
Her final resting place is Melrose Cemetery in Brockton Massachusetts (508-580-7833)

This wonderful woman was married to my grandmother's Brother.  My grandmother, Beatrice and Mary were best friends.  You would NEVER see Aunt Mary with anything but a big smile on her face.  

We will never forget your beautiful smile!  XO

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Paul M. Diaz

Paul M. Diaz of Weymouth, February 16, 2015 after a long illness at the age of 67.
Paul was predeceased by his brother, Brian F. Diaz, his mother Patti-Lou Diaz, and his father, Frank Diaz . He is survived by his loving family, wife Patricia (Cantara) Diaz of 31 years,  son, Philip O’Sullivan, and daughter, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Sullivan, all of Weymouth.  Brother of Mark Diaz & uncle of Miles Donath-Diaz, both of Medford. Stepson of  Laura Reynolds of Salem, NC. Also three lovely grandchildren: Ashley O’Sullivan, Sara Bardsley and Joseph O’Sullivan, all of Weymouth MA. 
Paul served in the Navy during mid-60’s aboard the USS Stormes (DD-780) during the Vietnam Era. He also served in the Hingham National Guard, 1058th from the 1980’s-1993, serving in the First Gulf War. He retired from the USPS in 2009 out of Brockton.  Had a strong passion for reading. His favorite saying was “Thank & Hug a Veteran Today”.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on  Saturday from 1-5 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street (off RT.3A-Bicknell Sq.) with a prayer service at 4:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to a favorite charity or in support of your local veterans or buy a new pair of boots through one of Paul’s favorite organizations, Boot Campaign

Sunday, February 1, 2015


12/4/2014 -1/29/2015

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about Love,
They depart to teach us about Loss.
A new dog never replaces an old dog,
It merely expands the heart.
Gus you are already missed so much.
We are devastated by losing you so soon.
We hope you are watching over us and that you
are having fun in Heaven.  You will be furever in our hearts.  We will see you again....

Lucy A. (Curley) Razoux

Lucy A. (Curley) Razoux, wife of the late Edward B. Razoux, died at St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, Jan. 22, 2015. She was 61. Born and raised in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Santos) Curley. A longtime Taunton resident, she had resided in North Dartmouth for the past several years. A retired chef, Lucy was employed by the Holiday Inn in Taunton for many years. Survivors include two sons, Jason P. Razoux and his wife Jennifer of Fieldsboro, N.J., and Adam Razoux Ferreira and his husband Paul Ferreira of North Dartmouth; a brother, John T. Curley of Taunton; a sister, Patricia M. Silvia and her husband George of Taunton; two grandchildren, Ava and Nevien Razoux; and a nephew, Nicholas Silvia of Taunton. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Marys Church, Taunton, Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Facial Pain Research Foundation, 2653 SW 87th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608, Arrangements are by the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway at St. Marys Square, Taunton. - See more at: