An Obituary: Pauline ‘Polly’ Frost

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Pauline ‘Polly’ Frost passed away on June 18, 2019. A long-time resident of Bedford, Mrs. Frost will be remembered as a wedding coordinator in Judy’s Dress Shop, a member of both the Gourmet Group and the Women’s Community Club. She also sang in the choir at First Baptist Church and, with her husband Walter, was an active participant in the Bedford Minuteman Company.

An Obituary: Sophie Vietas

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Sophie Vietas passed away at age 105 on June 20, 2019. Mrs. Vietas was the first member of her Portuguese family to be born in the USA. Family lore holds that, as a spunky 14-year-old, she wrote to President Coolidge asking permission for her sister and mother to be allowed to return and to settle in the US. The request was granted and the family settled on a farm in Raynham, MA.

An Obituary: Marguerite M. ‘Peg’ Flynn Scheipers

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Marguerite M. “Peg” Flynn Scheipers, 97, died on June 17, 2019. a 67-year resident of Bedford, Mrs. Schiepers was a member of St. Michael’s Church where she served as an Extraordinary Minister. She was also a volunteer and member of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and Bedford Library.

An Obituary: Mary Louise Jacobs

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Mary Louise Jacobs, a parishioner at St. Michael’s Church and a former Bedford resident, passed away on June 16, 2019. Mrs. Jacobs also played in a Mahjong club, worked at the Bedford Farmers Market and was involved in the Glass Co-Op, where she made beautiful stained-glass windows.

An Obituary: John C. Huenefeld

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

John C. Huenefeld, a longtime Bedford resident,  passed away on June 14, 2019. Founder of The Huenefeld Company, a management consulting firm serving more than 400 modest-sized book publishers, Mr. Huenefeld also maintained an active role in the community. He served in roles as diverse as president of the Davis School PTA, chair of the Bedford Democratic Town Committee, and founding president of the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.

An Obituary: William Swider

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

William Swider, a resident of Bedford for 55 years, passed away on June 12, 2019. At the end of a 33-year career specializing in ionospheric modeling, critical to the development of reliable terrestrial and satellite communications, Mr. Swider retired as the Deputy Director of Hanscom Air Force Base’s Space Physics Division.

An Obituary: Elaine A. Mahan

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Elaine A. Mahan passed away on June 4, 2019. Mrs. Mahan lived in Bedford since 1976 and was an active member of the Bedford Council on Aging where she enjoyed the line dancing program; she also enjoyed traveling abroad with friends.

An Obituary: Ronald F. Tolwinski

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Ronald F. Tolwinski passed away at on June 2, 2019. Ron dedicated his life to the community having served on the New York City Police Department for over 20 years rising to the rank of Sergeant. After retiring to Bedford more than 10 years ago, he continued to work with the Bedford and Lincoln Police Departments. He was also very active in youth sports, first coaching his sons and later watching his grandsons.

An Obituary: Joseph Brine

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Joseph Brine passed away on May 29, 2019. Mr. Brine founded Brine Tree Surgery in Bedford; it merged with the Louden Tree and Landscaping after 30 successful years in business.

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