An Obituary: Vincent Joseph Magazzu

Vincent Joseph Magazzu passed away on June 24, 2020. A Concord resident and a man of deep faith, Mr. Magazzu attended daily Mass at St. Michael Parish in Bedford. His obituary states, “his  simple, humble and charitable way of life provided a strong example for his children and grandchildren.”

An Obituary: Caryl Moore Leeds

Caryl Moore Leeds passed away on June 9, 2020. Mrs. Leeds, a 1974 graduate of Bedford High School, was an executive assistant at Raytheon Corporation until her retirement in 2009.  An accomplished equestrian, she served on the board and as a group facilitator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, North Central Massachusetts.

An Obituary: Ida Palmeri Smith

Ida Palmeri Smith passed away on May 21, 2020, in Florida. Mrs. Smith was born in Bedford in 1922 and graduated from Lexington High School before Bedford schools went through Senior year. She worked for the Veterans Administration for 30 years and was a member of St. Michael Parish.

An Obituary: Nancy J. Hoeflich

Nancy J. Hoeflich passed away on May 28, 2020. Ms. Hoeflich was active in the Bedford Council on Aging during her years at Carleton-Willard Village, and with Mass Audubon and the Trinitarian Congregational Church when she lived in Concord. She shared her passion for science and nature in the Arlington Public Schools before her retirement.

An Obituary: Ruth H. McLaughlin

Ruth H. McLaughlin passed away on May 7, 2020. Mrs. McLaughlin was a resident of Carleton-Willard Village where she always had a beautiful smile for everyone who approached her.

An Obituary: Joan Fitzpatrick Dutra

Joan Fitzpatrick Dutra passed away on May 16, 2020. Mrs. Dutra was a Bedford resident since the early 1960s. She was a member of St. Michael’s parish who enjoyed reading and going out dancing every Saturday night.

An Obituary: Walter E. Pedroli

Walter D. Pedroli passed away on May 16, 2020. Formerly a Lexington resident, Mr. Pedroli more recently lived at Carleton-Willard Village. A World War II veteran, he was instrumental in the design and production of the Polaroid camera and film with a registered patent for use in conjunction with an exposed roll of self-developing film.

An Obituary: Steven Craig Schoorens

Steven Craig Schoorens passed away on May 17, 2020. A 1980 graduate of Bedford High School, Mr. Schoorens worked for R.R.Donnelly in Bedford for 35 years. He held a Black Belt in Karate and enjoyed skiing, skating, camping, doing projects around the home and yard, and taking walks along the beach and through the woods with his family.

An Obituary: Barbara Robleski Bennett

Barbara Robleski Bennett passed away on May 15, 2020. A former Bedford resident, Mrs. Bennett moved to Bedford in 1966. She was a nurse at Union Hospital in Lynn and ended her career at the Fernald School in Waltham 25 years later.

An Obituary: Robert Baxter Pillsbury

Robert Baxter Pillsbury passed away in Bedford at age 93on May 12, 2020. A psychotherapist, Mr. Pillsbury joined the New Black Eagle Jazz Band as the group’s pianist in late 1971.

An Obituary: Louis Ira Cooper

Louis Ira Cooper passed away on May 2, 2020. A resident of Carleton-Willard Village, Mr. Cooper’s diverse interests, from photography to billiards, brought him joy that he shared with others through a cheerful ‘Hello!’ a hug, or a parting ‘Luvya!’