Local obituaries were reported for Salvatore Truppa, 85, of Seekonk; Roland Grover, 81, of Norton; Louise C. Makarewich, 93, of Wrentham; Dr. Joseph Colman, 90, of Brookline; Robert J. Terry, 48, of Norton.
Salvatore Truppa, 85
SEEKONK — Salvatore “ Sal” Truppa, 85, of Brown Avenue died Friday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Gaetano and Maria Civi ta (Scaglione) Truppa, he had lived Seekonk the past 40 years.
Mr. Truppa was the founder, owner and operator, along with his father and brothers, of the original Lincoln Packing Co. of Lincoln and Providence, R.I., retiring in 1965.
He also founded Limerock Racing Stables of Seekonk. He owned, trained and raced horses throughout New England and was a past member of the Horse mans' Benevolent Association.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include four sisters, Maria T. Verona of Cranston, R.I., Viola Chirico of Narra gansett, R.I., Romilda (Millie) Di Casparro of North Provi dence, R.I., and Elma Tweedy of Greenville, R.I.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Lynne Tobias of Barring ton, R.I.; four grandchildren, a great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Mariani Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church on Hawkins Street. Burial will be in St. Fran cis Cemetery in Pawtucket.
Roland Grover, 81
NORTON — Roland Grover, 81, died Thursday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Ida (Scarpellini) Grover.
Born in Oxford, Maine, Mr. Grover attended high school there, where he was a standout in basketball. He moved to Massachusetts many years ago and lived in Mansfield for many years. He had lived in Norton since 1970.
Mr. Grover was a steelworker for many years at New England Drawn Steel Co. of Mansfield.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and for many years was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Mansfield.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Donna Smith and Shirly Metrano, both of Foxboro; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church in Mansfield. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Mansfield.
Arrangements are by Bolea-Amici Funeral Home in Mansfield.
Louise Makarewich, 93
WRENTHAM — Louise C. Makarewich, 93, of 20 Common St., died Friday at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the widow of Edmund J. Makarewich.
Born July 11, 1908, in Andover, a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Helen M. (Kelly) Sullivan, she was a graduate of Leslie College in Cambridge. She had lived in Foxboro for 17 years and previously had resided in Brookline for 38 years.
Mrs. Makarewich taught sixth grade students in Brookline and Andover schools.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Foxboro and a former communicant of St. Lawrence's parish in Brookline, where she had been active in Catholic Daughters at the church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan Barges of Foxboro; two sisters, Alice Parshley and Mary Sullivan, both of Andover; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church, 30 South St., Foxboro. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro.
Dr. Joseph Colman, 90
BROOKLINE — Dr. Joseph H. Colman, 90, a former chief of medicine and chief of staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, died Thursday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of Adele (Byer) Colman.
Born May 17, 1911, in Brockton, son of the late Harry and Annie (Mezer) Colman, Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he graduated from Tufts College in 1933, Tufts Medical School in 1936 and completed his internship in medicine at Boston City Hospital.
Dr. Colman founded the EKG (electrocardiography) Department at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he also served as chief of medicine and chief of staff.
He had trained with pioneers in EKG technology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
While in Attleboro, Dr. Colman was an active member of Congregation Agudas Achim and the Kiwanis Club. He also served as president of the Southeast Massachusetts Heart Association and was a member of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Colman enlisted in the Medical Corps of the Army Air Force in 1942, serving as a flight surgeon in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the Fifth Combat Cargo Squadron. He attained the rank of major and was one of the first physicians to land in Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped.
Dr. Colman started his medical practice in Mansfield in 1939 with appointments in Attleboro and Taunton hospitals. He also was an assistant professor in medicine at Tufts College Medical School.
After retirement in 1981, Dr. Colman spent much of his time at his vacation home on Little Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, where he pursued interests in invention, building and classical music.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Drs. Gerald Byer Colman and Neil D. Colman, both of Albany, N.Y., and Dr. Richard E. Colman of Greenfield; two daughters, Linda Colman Freeman of Brookline and Susan Jane Colman of Jamaica Plain; a sister, Gertrude Salloway of Florida; 12 grandchildren and a great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Sara Belastock and Florence Zibel.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, with a memorial observance through late Monday afternoon at the home of Linda Freeman.
Robert Terry, 48
NORTON — Robert J. Terry, 48, died Saturday at Mariner Health of Southeastern Massachusetts in New Bedford. He was the husband of Deborah A. (Infantino) Terry.
Born Jan. 26, 1953 in Brockton, a son of the late Francis and Catherine (Wickson) Terry, he was educated in Brockton schools and attended Massasoit Junior College in Brockton. Formerly of Hyde Park and Brockton, he had lived in Norton the past eight years.
Mr. Terry was the owner of Massachusetts Painting and Remodeling of Brockton and Boston for 15 years, retiring three years ago due to disability.
He coached Little League baseball and basketball in both Norton and Hyde Park.
Mr. Terry served as an Air Force medic in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Lt. Harold A. Healy American Legion Post 222 in Norton.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Robert J. Terry II and William A. Terry, both of Norton; two brothers, Francis Terry of Amherst, N.H., and William Terry of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Virginia Terry of Marion, Karen McGillis of Freetown and Marjorie Terry of Naples, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., in Norton. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.