The following are local obituaries for Norwood.
Yolanda Cortes “Landi” Landrau, 78, of Falmouth died peacefully in the presence of her family at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Sept. 30, 2013.
She was the former CEO of Norwood and Southwood Hospital Corporation.
Born on August 24, 1935 in New York City, Landi graduated from Bellevue Hospital, New York, with a nursing degree and entered Hunter College to graduate with a Baccalaureate and Master of Science degree in nursing. She then received a Doctorate in Nursing Education from Columbia University in New York.
She became the Director of Nursing at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport Connecticut, and later moved to Walpole, where she became the Vice President for Patient Care Services at Neponset Valley Health System.
While in that position, she initiated a career ladder for the ongoing promotion of Professional Nurses at the hospital.
Landi was honored by Columbia University, being inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame in April 2008. As well she received a citation from the Massachusetts Senate, recognizing her dedication to the service of Neponset Valley Health System, and Caritas Norwood and Southwood Hospital.
She moved to Falmouth, and became very active in community affairs, and was known as a person to “get the job done.” Landi was instrumental in building the Falmouth Artist Guild, an art center for the community of Falmouth. Her goal was to build and improve community life for others.
She is survived by her two beloved children, Kimberly Landrau, MPA, JD and Chip Landrau (ret.) captain, Miami police force. She has two beloved grandchildren Lindsay Goodyear, and husband Rob Goodyear; and Ryan Zapata and wife Nicole; as well as one extraordinary great-grandchild, Jacob Goodyear.
She has one beloved sister, Simona Rodriguez and her Husband Carlos Rodriguez who reside in Puerto Rico, and a cousin Patricia Sales who resides in Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her very dear friend, Nancy Michaud. Landi will always be loved and remembered by her friends and family for her zest for life and accomplishments on the behalf of others.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct 3, from 4 -7 p.m. in the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 584 West Falmouth Hwy Route 28A West Falmouth.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Falmouth Artist Guild, 137 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA,. 02540
Faye "Firefighter Faye" McDonough
Faye 55, McDonough, 55, a lifelong resident of Norwood, died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2013, in the presence of her loving family. Faye was born on May 17, 1958, and graduated from Norwood High School in 1976.
Faye was the first woman firefighter in Massachusetts appointed by the Civil Service. She was appointed on Oct. 1, 1984 and retired in 2011. She wore badge number 59, as both her father Charles and her brother Patrick. That helmet is now proudly worn by her nephew, Patrick.
She was also known by hundreds of school children as "Firefighter Faye." She taught Fire Safety to Norwood school students. The kids adored her. Faye also volunteered her time to many charities, causes and helping others.
Faye enjoyed spending time at Aho Grove in Walpole, and was devoted to each and every one of her nieces and nephews. For more than 25 years, she would orchestrate an annual ski trip in New Hampshire for all of them.
Faye was a person who would help anyone, friend or stranger, in any way she was able. Faye was the best friend you could ever ask for to all who knew her.
Faye was the daughter of the late Charles McDonough of Norwood, and survived by her mother, Phyllis, her sister Catherine and her husband Joe Hudson of Hyannis, and her brothers Charles and his wife Joanne of Hanover, Patrick and his wife Susan, Joseph and his wife Jeanmarie, Michael and his wife Barbara, all of Norwood, and David and his long-time companion Sandy Hannon of Walpole.
She is also survived by her 12 spoiled nephews and nieces; Charlie, Patrick, Natalie, Lauren, Michael, Joseph, Brian, and Allison McDonough, Sara Ryan, and Jolena, Noah and Jodon Driscoll. She is also survived by her Uncle, Father Joseph McDonough of Norwood and her Aunt Iris McDonough of Needham. Faye also leaves behind her faithful dog Boomer.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4-8 p.m., both days, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in loving remembrance of Faye may be made to The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, 17 Gloucester St., Boston, MA 02115 or at www.100clubmass.org.