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Foxborough Rallies For 'Devoted Husband, Dad' Who Died In Hit, Run Crash
The Norfolk County community is pouring out donations to help the family of a man who died in a tragic three-car crash.
Randall Ricketts, age 58, of Foxborough, died on Monday, Aug. 29 in a three-car hit-and-run crash on Route 95 in North Attleborough, according to the Massachusetts State Police. A man from Cranston, Rhode Island, Joseph Pompei Jr., was later arrested in relation to the crash.
Read more: Foxborough Man Dies In Hit, Run Crash, Rhode Island Man Arrested
The Foxborough man was described as "a loving and devoted husband and Dad" in a GoFundMe created to support the…
Wrentham Father, 42, Dies While On Family Vacation, Community Pours Out Support
A Norfolk County man was swimming with his 8-year-old daughter when he experienced a medical emergency and died, leaving behind a widow and two young children.
Stephen Hinton, age 42, of Wrentham, died while on vacation with his family on Cape Cod on Aug. 19, according to a GoFundMe created to support Hinton's widow, Emily Hinton, his 8-year-old daughter Lucy, and 2-year-old son Wyatt.
Stephen is remembered as a beloved father dedicated to his family, loved animals, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of "Star Wars."
Stephen Hinton leaves behind his wife of 11 years, two …
'He Gave Me Strength': Mom Of Lynn Teen Stabbed To Death Asks For Help
Karelis Santeliz said her son Daniel was a smart, loving, and vibrant young man who didn't deserve to die in a fight at a Lynn convenience store last week. But she wants to give him the burial he deserves, so she's turning to the internet for help.
Daniel Marquez Santeliz, 17, was stabbed during a fight Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Alpha Convenience Store at Freeman Square, Lynn police said. He died soon after at Salem Hospital.
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Iram Allen Jr., 15, of Lynn, is being charged as an ad…
Methuen Rallies For Family Of Woman Who Died Pinned Between 2 Trucks
An Essex County woman died in a freak accident last week, leading to an outpouring of support for her family.
Alyssa Fluet, age 21, of Methuen, died on Monday, Aug. 14 in Long Island, Maine, while trying to stop a 1998 Ford Ranger that was rolling from a parked position, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. The Ford Ranger rolled into a 2004 Ford Ranger, pinning Fluet between the trucks and killing her.
Fluet was born in Lawrence and grew up in Methuen, where she attended Methuen High School, according to her obituary. She was a student at Salem State College before he…
Engaged Eastern Mass Woman Dies Unexpectedly, Community Rallies for Family, Fiancé
The community of a woman who "suffered in silence" rallied together to raise enough money to give her an "amazing" farewell, with money left over to create a foundation in her name.
Bruna Rocha, of Woburn, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 9, leaving behind a heartbroken family and a fiancé who called Rocha his "soul mate," according to a GoFundMe created for her funeral services and social media posts.
Rocha attended Matignon High School in Cambridge before attending UMass Boston from 2013 to 2019. She worked at, among other places, On Pointe Dance Academy in Everett, according to…
Waltham Man, 35, Dies After Stroke, 3 Cardiac Arrests, Community Helps Widow Bear Burden
A Middlesex County man diagnosed with brain cancer died before he was able to start treatment.
Michael Martins, of Waltham, and formerly of Newton, Medford, and Framingham, died on Aug. 1 after a hemorrhagic stroke, brain bleed, three cardiac arrests, and internal bleeding of the lungs, according to a GoFundMe created for his funeral expenses.
The hemorrhagic stroke left Martins, age 35, disabled and unable to walk, talk, or eat for a period of time before his death.
"He touched many lives in a short period of time and will be truly missed by all who were fortunate to have known…
Eastern Mass Mother of 6 Dies Suddenly At Age 43, Community Pours Out Love, Support
A Middlesex County single mother died unexpectedly recently, leaving her six children parentless. Now, one of her children is asking for the community's help.
Lynda M. Miller, of Somerville, died suddenly at her home on Saturday, July 22, at age 43, according to her obituary.
Miller enjoyed spending time at the beach and cheering on her children from the sidelines at their football and basketball games and cheerleading competitions.
"Above all, she put her family first and cherished time spent together," her obituary said.
Miller was a "devoted mother" to her six childre…
Braintree Mom Of 3 Dies, Community Rallies To Help Bury Her Next To Her Father
A fundraiser for a Norfolk County mother of three who died of cancer this week has surpassed its $5,000 goal in less than a day.
Gina Findlay, a Braintree mother of three, died on Wednesday, July 26 of melanoma, leaving behind her three children: Marissa, Michael, and Jordan, according to a GoFundMe created to raise money for her funeral arrangements.
Findlay, who said she was a "daddy's girl" on her Facebook page, wanted to be buried next to her father, who died in 2018.
Friends say Findlay declined rapidly before her death, and her family did not have time to make …
College Student Calls On Lynn Community After His Father, 'Best Friend' Dies Suddenly
An Essex County man and devoted father with the "most loving, gentle soul on earth" is being memorialized by his son, with help from their community.
Philip Randazzo, age 50, of Lynn, died on Wednesday, July 19 after a sudden illness, according to his obituary.
Randazzo was a talented carpenter known for his humor and dedication to his family. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and going on bike rides with his son.
His 20-year-old son, also named Philip Randazzo, made a request for help paying for the costs associated with his father's death via a GoFundMe fundraiser.…
Recently-Married Beverly Man, 35, Dies Unexpectedly, Widow Met With Surge Of Support
An Essex County man is being remembered as a "ray of light to all who met him" as his community rallies to provide support to his wife.
Philip Joseph Newcomb Jr., of Beverly, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 17, at age 35, according to his obituary.
"Phil, who had a larger-than-life personality, made everyone smile and feel so loved," the obituary reads.
Phil was born in Weymouth and graduated from Randolph High School in 2006.
He was an avid fan of baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey, and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. Phil was also a passiona…
Salem Father, Age 40, Dies Unexpectedly, Community Rallies Around Family
The recent passing of an Essex County man was "shocking," but friends and supporters are rallying around his "devastated" family.
Dewayne Reed, age 40, died unexpectedly at his Salem home on Wednesday, July 12, leaving behind his wife, Branigan, and son, Vaugn, according to his obituary.
"You will forever be missed bro," read a Facebook tribute to Reed. "I am reading your high school news columns crying because I can't believe how fast time flies! Your little man will always be watched out for. Much love to your friends and family who are mourning your sudden loss."
Methuen Man With 'Beautiful Soul' Dies At 20, Community Pours Out Support
A young man who "met everyone with a smile" died, leaving his family to lean on their community in his absence.
Xavier Carlos Cordero, of Methuen, died "peacefully" at age 20 in Buffalo, New York, according to his obituary.
Cordero spent his childhood in Savannah, Georgia and Worcester, Massachusetts before moving to Methuen.
He was a high school athlete, participating on the wrestling, golf, and track teams while attending Methuen High School.
He graduated in 2021 and enrolled in Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.