Obituary: Ernie S. D’Agnelli, A Recreation Department Fixture Who Lived For Belmont

Photo: Ernie S. D’Agnelli. If you or your children spent any time participating in an activity run by Belmont Recreation, you would have come across the big personality of “Ernie D.” For nearly a half-century, Ernie D’Agnelli was a driving force at the Recreation Division, from running it’s summer programs, maintaining the resemblance of order at the […]

Obituary: Brian Rogers, Who Nurtured Belmont’s Sports, Died at 65

Photo: Brian Rogers at the 2018 Brandan Home Run 5K in June. Brian Rogers, the creative talent who nurtured Belmont sports from road racing to youngsters playing ball, died suddenly after being taken to Mt. Auburn Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 31, 2018. A School Street resident, Rogers was 65. No cause of death was given. […]

Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Skelley; Former Selectman, ‘A True Belmontian’

Photo: William R. Skelley III (Linkedin) William R. Skelley III, a born and bred Belmontan who served two terms as a Selectman and was known for the honesty and high integrity he brought to town government, died on April 3, 2018, in hospice care in New Hampshire. Skelley, 70, died from a reoccurrence of cancer he fought for […]

Obituary: Jason Georgitis, Star Lawyer, Beloved Husband, Father, Dies at 42

Photo: Jason Georgitis (Credit: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.) Jason Georgitis, a beloved husband, father, step-father, and neighborhood dad, died on Feb. 3, 2017, at the offices of the Boston law firm Mintz-Levin where he worked. He was 42. The family said the cause appeared to be a sudden heart attack. “We […]

Obituary: Dan Pergamo, Retired Acting Belmont Police Chief

Photo:  Daniel Patrick Pergamo, who served in the Belmont Police Department for more than four decades retiring as its acting Police Chief, died Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. He was 80 years old. Pergamo was born in the Kerry Corner neighborhood of Cambridge which once stretched along the Charles River and Putnam Avenue. After serving in […]

Obituary: Retired Fire Capt. David Frizzell [Updated]

Photo: Retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell [This article was updated on March 22 at 6 a.m.] Belmont Fire Fighters Local 1637 on Monday, March 21, 2016, announced the passing of retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell. Frizzell, who lived for many years with his wife, Linda, on Thayer Road, served […]

Obituary: Richard ‘Dick’ Betts, Mr. Belmont, Passes Away at 88.

Photo: Richard Betts in 1985.  There wasn’t a Belmont street, landmark or fact that Richard Betts seemingly did not intimately know. Betts could tell you how each of the town’s 365 roads received its name, point out the beauty of a particular house on your block and knew – down to the most minute detail – […]

Obituary: Anthony Paolillo; Cambridge Police Chief, Long-time Resident

Photo: Anthony Paolillo.  Anthony G. Paolillo, the former (and last) Chief of the Cambridge Police Department and long-time Tobey Road resident, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Paolillo was 89.  Hired as a patrol officer, Paolillo worked his way to captain before being named acting chief in 1982. He was sworn in as chief a year later. Paolillo retired from the post […]

Obituary: Robert Sullivan, Former Belmont High Asst. Principal, Dies at 84

Photo: Belmont High School Assistant Principal Robert Sullivan in 1971. Robert D. Sullivan, a Belmont educator who knew generations of Belmont students serving as assistant principal at Belmont High School for nearly a quarter of a century, died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Sullivan celebrated his 84th birthday on Feb. 17. A moment of silence was afforded […]