Dedham Obituaries

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  • Yesterday | via Bangor Daily News 

    Peggy Charren, advocate for improving children's TV ...

    Peggy Charren began her unlikely career as an activist when she grew alarmed at what her young daughters were watching on television - a profusion of advertisements for sugary products and "wall-to-wall monster cartoons." She invited other concerned mothers to her home in Newton, Massachusetts, and in 1968 started Action for Children's Television, which became one of the most dogged and effective grass-roots advocacy groups in the country.

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  • Friday | via SFGate 

    Peggy Charren, children's television activist, dies ...

    Peggy Charren, whose advocacy of higher-minded television programming for children took the issue to government agencies and the halls of Congress and led to landmark legislation, died on Thursday at her home in Dedham, Mass. She was 86. An inveterate cajoler, persuader, petitioner, testifier, public speaker and letter writer, Ms.

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  • Thursday | via New York Daily News 

    Peggy Charren, children's TV activist, dies at 86

    Charren founded the Action for Children's Television, which was instrumental in shaping the Children's Television Act of 1990. The act required children's television programmers to include an educational component and made it difficult to use children's programs purely as vehicles for selling products.

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  • Thursday Jan 22 | via Current 

    Peggy Charren, crusader for childrena s television, ...

    Peggy Charren poses with Leona, a character from the WGBH children's show Between the Lions , and Congressman Ed Markey in 2005 on Capitol Hill. Peggy Charren, an advocate for children's television and a former trustee of WGBH in Boston, died Thursday in Dedham, Mass.

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  • Thursday Jan 22 | via Boston.com 

    Peggy Charren, children's TV pioneer, dies at 86

    Frustrated with the vapid quality and hyper-commercialization of TV programs her children watched in her Newton home the late 1960s, Peggy Charren helped found Action for Children's Television, a grassroots organization that brought about landmark legislation and sweeping changes in programming for young viewers. A book-loving mother whose efforts earned her a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and comparisons to Ralph Nader as a consumer rights activist, Ms.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via Patch.com 

    Lisa Lavely, Longtime Dedham Resident

    Lisa Lavely, a longtime resident of Dedham MA died peacefully on December 9, 2014, at the Tippett Hospice Home in Needham MA following a chronic illness. Lisa was predeceased by her parents, John Hillman Lavely and Josephine Magee Lavely, longtime residents of both Newton and Walpole.

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  • Sunday Jan 11 | via Boston Herald 

    Cary H. Noyes, at 73,a of Melrose, veteran

    Cary H. Noyes of Melrose, formerly of Dedham and Boston, a veteran and former hospital worker, died Wednesday at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 73. Mr. Noyes was born in Boston and raised in Dedham.

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  • Saturday Jan 3 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Paul 'Hoot' Hopewood, 87

    Paul "Hoot" Hopewood, 87, of Naples, FL, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Formerly of Falmouth Heights, MA, he had been a Naples resident for the last 14 years.

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  • Friday Jan 2 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Archibald Martin 'Marty' Tulloch

    He was the beloved husband of Constance Ballentine Tulloch; father of Kathryn Tulloch and Steven Tulloch and his wife Lauren; brother of Jon Tulloch, Margaret Doggett, and the late David Tulloch; and grandfather to Meghan, Allison, and Rebecca Tulloch. The son of Archibald M. Tulloch and Dorothy Paddon Tulloch, Marty was born in Boston and lived in Dedham until he was 10, when he moved to Orleans.

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  • Sunday Dec 28 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Philomena 'Tillie' DiCesare, 100

    Philomena “Tillie” DiCesare, of Chatham, passed away with her adoring family by her side on Dec. 25, 2014, at the age of 100. Tillie was born in Ellsworth, Pa., and moved with her family to Readville, Mass., as a young girl.

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  • Sunday Dec 28 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Philomena 'Tillie' DiCesare, 100

    Philomena “Tillie” DiCesare, of Chatham, passed away with her adoring family by her side on Dec. 25, 2014, at the age of 100. Tillie was born in Ellsworth, Pa., and moved with her family to Readville, Mass., as a young girl.

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  • Aug 29, 2013 | via Barnstable Patriot 

    Obituaries 8-30-13

    He was the husband of Ruth D. Barrett for 63 years; father of Janet R. Barrett of Bridgewater; Mary E. Ramsey and her husband, Ronnie of Attleboro; William G. Barrett Jr. and his wife, Jessica of Elkton, MD; brother of Norman G. Barrett, Ruth Tague, both of Dedham, and the late Phyllis DeCoste. He is survived by three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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