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Larry Anzouni Jr. || 1953 - 2011 || NEPTA Member
Lawrence A. Anzuoni, Jr., 58, of Plymouth, President of Brush Hill Transportation Co. Inc, died Monday, June 20th at home surrounded by his family.
Raised in Milton, Mr. Anzuoni was a graduate of Milton High School and earned his BS in Business Administration and Marketing in 1976 at Merrimack College in No. Andover. He then joined the family business, learning all aspects of the transportation operation before taking on a position in Sales and Marketing. He was instrumental in expanding the business to include sightseeing rights in Boston and began the Beantown Trolley Tour division with his father Lawrence Anzuoni Sr.
He was an active member of numerous organizations including the American Bus Association, the National Tour Association, New England Bus Association, American Sightseeing International, the Gray Line Sightseeing organization and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, to name a few.
Larry always loved music “Rock N’ Roll” and recently rediscovered his passion for music and brought to fruition his dream of being a musician and formed a successful cover rock band with several friends “The Knuckleheads.”
Larry was also an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed sports. Most of all, Larry loved his family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Donna L. (Wilson) Anzuon. He was also the loving father of Lawrence A. Anzuoni III and Allicia Perry, friend. Cherished son of Jeanette E. (Antonucci) and the late Lawrence A. Anzuoni Sr. Devoted brother of Jane D. King and her husband Michael P. King Jr. of West Alton, NH, Lisa A. Bernozzi and her late husband S. Robert Bernozzi and Fillis A. Jessoe and her husband, John Jessoe Sr. of Brockton. Brother-in-law of Barbara Gurecki and her husband Robert Gurecki of Dunstable, MA and JoAnn Piantidosi of North Andover.
Larry is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Monday June 27.
Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Lawrence A. Anzuoni Jr. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, c/o Rockland Trust, 1 Pilgrim Hill Road, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Raymond Gareau || 1926 - 2016 || NEPTA President 1975 | NEPTA Hall of Fame Award Recipient 2002 | NEPTA Lifetime Member Award
NEPTA President 1975 | NEPTA Hall of Fame Award Recipient 2002 | NEPTA Lifetime Member Award
Raymond William Gareau passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1926 and moved to New York City as a youngster where he attended the public school system prior to graduating from Mount Saint Michael Academy.
Raymond moved to Baltimore and began a life-long career in public transportation. He was blessed with two special daughters, Patricia Bradley and Susan Giroux, both of whom he held close to his heart throughout his long adventuresome life.
His career in transportation took him from the east coast and New England states to the mountain states and California, finally settling in on the Southcoast of Massachusetts for his final 20 years as owner and President of the Union Street Bus Company. In 2005, he moved to Bellingham, WA and spent his remaining years enjoying the Pacific Northwest with his wife of 40 years, Mary Pfluger Gareau.
All who were blessed with knowing Raymond will remember his unending zest for life and new experiences—his love of traveling, especially for many years by motor home and by boat. He was a good and supportive friend to many and will be remembered for his enthusiasm and optimism by his many friends and loved ones.
Mike Sharff || 1954 - 2017 || NEPTA President 2008 | NEPTA Richard H. Doyle Award Recipient 2016
Michael served as the Director of Planning and Development for Peter Pan Bus Lines (PPBL), and as General Manager of Peter Pan Transportation Services, the contract transit service affiliate of PPBL. In these positions, he was responsible for service and facility planning, ITS and ADA planning, public sector programs, contract and grant administration, business development, and public transportation industry liaison.
Prior to working with PPBL, Michael was the principal of MHS Consulting, focusing on transportation planning, policy, and management. Clients of MHS Consulting included private transportation companies and public transit authorities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the State of Minnesota DOT, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, and transportation industry associations. He also served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, and in management positions at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Transportation and Parking Department.
Michael was a Past Chairman of the Massachusetts Bus Association, with 20 member companies involved in line-run, charter, tour, and contract services. He also served as a member of an advisory panel for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, for the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He resided in Swampscott, Massachusetts until his passing, and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Management.
Roy Mazziotta || 1946 - 2018 || Luminator | NEPTA Member
J. David White || 1927 - 2019 || NEPTA President 1969 & 1982 | Hall of Fame Recipient
Hall of Fame Recipient J. David White
Among the inductees to this year's NEPTA Hall of Fame is one individual who is very unique. He is the only person to serve as president of two of the NEPTA's predecessor organizations and now honored by the current organization. He served as President of the New England Transit
Club in 1969 then, again in 1982 served as president of the New England Passenger
Transportation Association and tonight the NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association
honors him. J. David White has the distinction of tying together all three names.
Dave began his career with the MBTA in 1959 as the Director of Purchasing and Stores and he continues to be involved today representing equipment suppliers to the transit industry. Through the years, Dave has served on numerous committees both locally and nationally. He chaired the purchasing committee of the American Public Transit Association.
David began his public service at an early age. In Hudson MA, he was the youngest selectman elected in the entire Commonwealth and held that record for many years.
Dave and his wife Pauline reside on Cape Cod, next to a very distinguished neighbor. When he's not working in the transit field, he can be found working on the tennis court.
J. David White, (“Dave”), 91, of Cataumet, MA, formerly of Needham and North Falmouth, passed away peacefully early on January 5, 2019 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by family and friends during his last few weeks.
He was born in Waltham, MA, on November 20, 1927, son of the late Edward and Rose White and brother of the late Richard White. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Kurgan White and their children and daughters-in-law, John David White, Jr., Kathleen White, Stephen and Grace Grima White, Patricia White, and Michael and Josephine Hurley White. He is also survived by eight grandchildren Connor, Jack, Alex, Katherine, Zachary, Rose, Tessa, and Susan, and brother and sister-in-law Edward White and Patricia White of Needham.
He attended Hudson High School, enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and served in the Mediterranean on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte. He graduated from the Feener School of Accounting in 1949 under the GI Bill. Dave spent the next 30 years in public service and a lifetime developing long-term relationships in the Boston area and beyond. Dave served for six years as the youngest selectman in the state for the town of Hudson, MA. During this time, he assisted John F. Kennedy’s senatorial campaign. Dave and Pauline were fortunate to attend Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration in 1961.
Dave started his career in the Massachusetts Treasury Department, where he served under Treasurers John E. Hurley and John Foster Furcolo. He worked for IBM, then served on the Executive Staff for Governor John Foster Furcolo. His forte was protocol and major events planning, which included organizing the funeral for the legendary James Michael Curley. He served for 23 years as the longest sitting executive Director of Materials for the MBTA.
Dave was a recognized authority in purchasing and transportation, serving as officer of the National Purchasing Association, New England Transit and Railroad Club, and as a contributing editor to a number of publications. He was the recipient of the Harry J. Graham award for Outstanding Contributions to the Purchasing Profession in 1980. He served on the board of trustees at the Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham, MA. He then began his own business, J. David White Associates, a technical procurement and outsourcing firm to the transit Industry.