Obituaries 02-04-2015

Robert Morris, Jr.

Devoted family man and proud founding member of the Princemen’s Chorus


Robert H. Morris, Jr. passed away on January 28. He was 81 years old.

Bob was born in Everett on March 19, 1933, one of three children of the late Robert and Althea (Grace) Morris. He was raised and educated in Everett and after graduation he served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Air Force.

After returning from serving his country, he reunited with the love of his life, Janet Keans. Bob and Janet were married for 56 years and together they raised three loving and supportive girls.

Bob worked as an Application Engineer for the Grace Chemical Company in Cambridge. His greatest passion was his family. He will be remembered as a devoted family man with a huge heart, beaming smile and caring ways. Besides his greatest love his family, Bob was also proud of being a founding member of the Princemen’s Chorus.

He was the beloved husband of Janet (Keans) and the loving father of Deborah and her husband, Donald Concannon of Everett, Janet and her husband, Lawrence Wineberg of Revere and Susan and her husband, Charles Bartolomeo of Everett; the cherished grandfather of Robert, Marc, Lauren and her husband Michael Reed, Daniel and Diana Concannon, Christopher and Cori Lynne Wineberg and Nicole, Christian, Alexia and the late Charles Bartolomeo. He was the brother of James and his wife, Marie of Bridgewater and Barbara Massis of Mansfield and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Funeral arrangements are by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.


Michael John Ouimette

Carpenter who appreciated fine finish craftsmanship and detail

Michael John Ouimette of Everett, formerly of Southampton, died at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 23. He was 54 years old.

One of six sons, Michael was born on April 14, 1960 in Southampton. He was raised in Southampton, attended Western New England College and the Boston Architectural College. A carpenter by trade, he appreciated fine finish craftsmanship and detail. He was a fan of all New England sports teams including the Revolution. Michael enjoyed taking part in coaching both of his daughters in soccer. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Michael was the beloved husband of Jennifer M. Ouimette and cherished father of Madelyn E. Ouimette and Casey A. Ouimette, all of Everett; devoted son of Constance A. Ouimette of Southampton and the late Charles E. Ouimette; loving brother of Chuck Ouimette and his wife, Kathy of Southampton, Tom Ouimette and his companion, Louise of Southampton, John Ouimette and his wife, Mary of Holyoke, Jim Ouimette and his companion, Tina of Southampton and the late David Ouimette and his wife, Linda of Connecticut; dear nephew of Betty Faulhaber and her husband, Larry of Westfield and is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and a grandniece.

Graveside Services will be held privately at Southampton Center Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Michael’s life may be made to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

For online tribute, condolences, or to share a memory

Robinson Funeral Home, Inc.

809 Main Street • Melrose, MA  02176


Catherine Jackson

Former longtime Everett crossing guard

Catherine J. (O’Connor) Jackson, a lifelong Everett resident, passed away on January 25. She was 86 years old.

A former longtime Everett crossing guard, she was the beloved wife of the late Harold J. Jackson; loving mother of Kathy Schiavo and her husband, John, and Richard Jackson and his wife, Annette; loving sister of John O’Connor and his wife, Ingrid, and the late Mary Sweeney; cherished grandmother of John Schiavo Jr., Karen Schiavo, Richard Jackson Jr., and Alanna Jackson and cherished great grandmother of Julianna Schiavo. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by  the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. For onlline guestbook, please visit:


Arthur J. Strachan

Of Everett

Arthur J. ”Duke” Strachan of Everett, passed away on February 2, 2015, at 66 years. Beloved son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Troy) Strachan. Loving brother of the late Pauline Stoddard. Dear uncle of Paul, Laura, and Allen Stoddard. He is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Friday, Feb 6th, from 4-8 PM. Mr. Strachan was US Army Vietnam War veteran and was employed by the City of Everett D.P.W. prior to his retirement. In his memory, donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of Mass, 27 Beacon St., State House Room 546-2, Boston, MA 02133. For directions and online guestbook visit

JF Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367

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