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 […]

Obituary: William Monahan, Long-time Selectman from the Old School

William P. Monahan, a popular selectman who represented the “Old School” of Belmont politics, but whose business involvement with the Boston mob would tarnish his reputation, died on Friday, Oct. 31. Monahan, who lived for 50 years in a modest Cross Street house, was 80. Flags at all Belmont Municipal Buildings will be flown at half-staff […]

Obituary: Andrew MacAulay Jr.

Andrew C. MacAulay Jr., a former chemist and teacher who bought his house on Chandler Street in September 1959 and lived there with Mary, his wife of 58 years, where they raised five children, died on Friday, June 27, 2013. MacAulay was 83. After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, MacAulay graduated from Northeastern […]

Obituary: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Houthakker

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Houthakker, the Polish-born American philosopher who was an important follower and teacher of  phenomenology – the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness – who lived for many years with her husband, the Harvard economist Hendrik Houthakker, in Belmont died last week at her home in Pomfret, NH.  Tymieniecka Houthakker was 91 years old. Tymieniecka Houthakker was the founder and president […]