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Dyer, Josephine J (Salupo)

 

Dyer, Josephine J (Salupo) Of Waltham died Oct 12, 2010. Loving wife of the late Paul W Dyer. Devoted mother of Owen B Dyer of Quincy, Paul M Dyer of Waltham, Rachel D Leal and her husband Gregory of Hopkinton. Loving Grandmother of Joshua and Jeffrey Leal of Hopkinton. Sister of Rose Pitts of Newton, and the late Anna Mary Capizzi of Newton.

 

Josephine was born in Sicily and worked for many years at Raytheon's world corporate headquarters in Waltham Mass where she specialized in printed circuit boards. Josephine also enjoyed sketching and was a was a volunteer for Waltham's little league and placed in many target pistol competitions. Josephine is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are on Thursday 4 to 7 PM at Nardone funeral home, 373 Main St Watertown Ma. A funeral mass will be held Friday at Sacred Heart Church on River St. Waltham Ma. at 10 AM. 

Genevieve (Reid) Haynes, 90

 

Genevieve (Reid) Haynes was born Jan. 6, 1920. in Hingham, to Alice (Huestis) and Frederick Reid. She passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. She grew up and spent many years of her life in Hopkinton.

        She had several siblings, June (Fairbanks), Henry, Roy, David, Frank and Steve Reid. Gen worked on data processing at the Natick Army Research Lab until retirement. Genevieve was an accomplished seamstress, avid gardener, and loved books, antiques and auctions. She especially loved to travel with her husband, Richard Haynes, who died in 2003. She often played Scrabble and visited with her classmates at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

        She and her husband, Louis T. Geneseo, raised their family in Milford. He passed away in 1950. They also lost their son, Cpt. Louis Geneseo, U.S. Army Special Forces of Sweden, Maine, who was killed in combat in Vietnam in 1969. She leaves her daughter-in-law, Barbara Geneseo; and three grandchildren, Mary Sohl, Jennifer Campbell and Steve Geneseo. She also leaves her second son, Jerry, and his wife, Judy, Geneseo of Bridgton, Maine, and grandchildren, Louis, Lauri, Mark and Kristy Dixit. She also leaves her third son, Stephen and his wife, Ann, of Sweden, Maine, and a grandson, William Geneseo. Genevieve lost her husband, John Feeny, in 1973. She also leaves their daughter, Kate and her husband, Dr. Thomas Piemonte, and granddaughter, Ashley, of Dover.

          There will be a service at the St Pauls Episcopal Church in Hopkinton on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m., for anyone who would like to attend. Burial will be a private family service at the Ridlonville Cemetery in Sweden, Maine. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , PO Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173.

 

Paul A. Carter, 72

 

Paul A. Carter, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Bruce and Theresa (MacNamara) Carter. He was the husband to Harriett A. (Hansen) Carter. Paul was a member of the VFW and the Natick Elks. He was an instructor at Americor in Chicopee and was a brick layer for many years. He had also been an active member of the Local 51 that is now part of the local 3.

Besides his wife of Hopkinton, he is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Becker and her husband James of Maryland, Paula Sweeney and her husband Michael of CT., Elizabeth Carter of Marston Mills, MA. and Michele Carter of Harwich, MA. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Jason, Amy, Jeremy, Keleigh as well as 2 great-grandchildren, D�Andre and Dante. He is predeceased by his daughter Lisa Carter who passed away in 1968.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 11 from 5-8 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St. Boston, MA. 02116 or
www.arlboston.org

 

Evan Nicholas Girardi, 20

 

HOPKINTON - Evan Nicholas Girardi, 20, passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2010. Born in Mission Hills, California, he was the beloved son of Michael Daniel Girardi and Barbara (Rollinson) Girardi of Hopkinton.

Evan was a 2007 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a senior at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, studying Business with a concentration in Marketing. He held past summer internships at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton.

Besides his parents, Evan is survived by his sisters Paige, studying at DePaul University - Chicago, and Maddie and Elle of Hopkinton High School, grandparents Ann Marie (Astrosky) Girardi of Harwich and Bruce and Susan (Pastore) Rollinson of Naples, Florida, uncles and aunts William and Jill Rollinson of Saratoga, California, Thomas and Cheryl Girardi of Randolph, New Jersey, and Scott and Mary Louise Davis of Hopkinton, and eight cousins.

Calling hours will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center Hall, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, on Friday, September 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church on Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. A collation will follow in the Parish Center Hall. Burial will be private.

Donations may be made to Children’s Hospital Boston – Cardiology Department 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115, in the name of Evan Girardi or to the “Evan Girardi Scholarship Fund” c/o Bank of America, 77 West Main Street, Hopkinton MA 01748. Flowers may delivered to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton.

Albert F. Shaw, 86

 

HOPKINTON - Albert F. Shaw, 86, died Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Milford Rehabilitation Center. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alexander F. and Hattie M. (Smith) Shaw.

He was a U.S. Naval Veteran and a lifelong member of the Masons, VFW and Shriners. He lived in Massachusetts all his life.

He leaves three children, Bradley A. Shaw and wife Donna of Norfolk, William D. Shaw and wife Sandra of Medway and Nancy E. Bauman and husband Peter of  Medway. He was the beloved grandfather of Laurie, Steven, Dana, Tim, Bobby, Ben and Sam. He also leaves his sisters, Mary T. Masotta of Dedham and Marguerite Shaw of Seekonk, his brother Paul Shaw of South Boston, his sisters-in-law Ann Shaw of Plymouth and Mary-Alba Shaw of Texas, his brother-in-law James Frawley of Chelmsford and his former wife, Rita Shaw of Bellingham. In addition, he leaves many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters Norma Thornton and Gail Frawley and his brothers Donald Shaw and Robert Shaw.


Memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2010
from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A brief memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 7:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
 

Sojourner Faith Jackson, 34

 

Sojourner Faith Jackson, 34, of Florence, MA. and formerly of Grafton, MA., passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010. Born in Northhampton, MA., she was the daughter of Denise (Matteau) Jackson of Austin, TX, and Kristinn Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson of North Grafton, MA.

Faith was currently a student at UMass Amherst and was a certified yoga instructor. Visit her facebook link at
facebook.com/Aralia.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother, Philip H. Jackson of Leicester, MA., her grandmother Margret Jackson of Ocala, FL., her aunts and uncles, Lawrence and Laura Jackson of Woodville, MA., and Lee and Jeanne Jackson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She also leaves behind many cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA
www.Chesmore

FuneralHome.com. Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name online at www.samaritanshope.org or by mail, Samaritans Inc., 141 Tremont St. 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

 

Amanda Catherine Mechler, 16
Hopkinton- Amanda Catherine Mechler, 16, of Hopkinton, passed away August 22, 2010.
Born in Newton, she was the daughter of Cammie (Steffich) Mechler of Hopkinton and Charles Mechler of Ashland.

Amanda flourished as a student of the Boston College Campus School for the past 10 years, and despite being a native New Englander, she was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Amanda also was a frequent visitor to Disney World, where she enjoyed many vacations with her family throughout the years of her short life.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her loving sisters, Lauren Mechler of
Hopkinton and Jordin Mechler of Ashland. She also leaves behind her
grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 4-7p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com A service in the funeral home will take place
at 10:00a.m. on Friday. Memorial donations may be made in Amanda's name to The BC Campus School, Campion Hall, Room 197, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor Boston, MA. 02114 or www.wish.org

George Todd, 89

 

George Todd, 89, of Ashland, MA passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, surrounded by his family.

George was born on November 16, 1920 in Wellesley, MA, the son of George Todd and Irene (Kent) Todd. He was a custom home builder and developer in the MetroWest area. He was very proud to have served his country as a Navy Pilot during World War II in the Pacific.

His gentle, kind, humorous nature was loved by all. He deeply loved his family, his beloved wife of 64 years and his 5 children. Many memorable summers have been spent on Sebago Lake in Maine with his family. Gardening was one of his most relaxing joys in which he spent many hours. He will be greatly missed by so many but is now at peace and looking over us.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Donahue) Todd and his 5 children and their spouses, Janet & Vincent Gabrielli of Gold Canyon, AZ; Susan & Robert Brusa of Atkinson, NH; Roberta & James Trombley of Douglas, MA; Jeffrey and Carolyn Todd of Durham, NH and Michael & Susan Todd of Newfields, NH., 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

All are welcome to attend graveside services with family and friends to be held on Friday, August 20, 2010, at 10:45 a.m. at the Hopkinton Town Cemetery on Mount Auburn Street in Hopkinton, MA, followed by a memorial service at 11:30a.m. at the Hopkinton Congregational Church Chapel, 146 E. Main St., Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 (
www.americanheart.org) or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA.01701.(www.cancer.org) Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

Stephanie Ann Bolduc Burke

 

Stephanie Ann Bolduc Burke passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Born in Middleborough, she moved from Halifax, MA to Holliston in 1984 and later made her home in Hopkinton for many years before moving to Uxbridge. Her birth father, Jeffrey S. Bolduc resides in Woolwich, Maine with his wife Donnallee. Her mother, Susan M. Waring, and step-father, Walter J. Waring of Bristol, New Hampshire resided in Holliston for many years, where Stephanie graduated from Holliston High School.

She was the dedicated mother of one son, Kevin M. Burke of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her loving sister, Lynda Bolduc-Hicks with her husband Paul Hicks and their sons Shane and Gavin Hicks, all of Newton; her devoted aunts, Jacqueline Mott and Faith Pasternak of Halifax, MA; and uncle and aunt John L. and Stephanie Sue Mott of Oxford, IA and cousins Vicky Flynn of Sagamore Beach, MA, Keith R. Mott and Mary Mott Wilson of IA and their families. Among Stephanie's many friends, two lifetime friends, Amy Woodworth and Reba Marie Johnson, have been as close as sisters. She is survived by her husband, Michael D. Burke of Millville; brother-in-law William Burke, sisters-in-law Maja and Kelly Schoop, and mother-in-law Deborah Conley who lives in Millville with her husband Robert Conley.

Visitation will be held at the Chesmore Funeral Home in Hopkinton Massachusetts at 57 Hayden Rowe St. on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm with funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm. Interment will be held later in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kevin Burke's name to assist in fulfilling Stephanie's wish that her son attend college.

 

Terence Michael Brosnan, 56

 

Terence Michael Brosnan (Terry), 56, of Hopkinton, passed June 14 2010 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He touched the lives of many with his tremendous spirit, kindness and generosity. The son of the late Robert Emmett and Irene Brosnan, Terry was born and raised on Long Island. He attended Boston College and received his master's degree from Boston University before settling in the Boston-area. At the time of his illness, he was the CFO of PeopleCube in Framingham. He enjoyed playing and watching sports, exploring the New England area and above all, being with his family.

He loved his family unconditionally and is survived by his beloved wife Rebecca, his son Conor and his daughters Erin and Kara. He saw the engagement of his daughter Erin to Russell Luiz and of his son Conor to Siobhan Skowronek. He also leaves behind his brothers Robert of VA, Michael of NH, sister Elizabeth Brown of OR and 13 nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at St. John's Church in Hopkinton, MA on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:00am. Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to the Terence Brosnan Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Sovereign Bank, 66 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
 

Nancy Barton, 47

 

Nancy Barton, 47, loving mother, dedicated wife, selfless friend, accomplished artist, beloved teacher, endearing companion, and indomitable spirit. For all these reasons, she will be deeply missed.

 

Nancy peacefully passed away at home on June 30, 2010, surrounded in love by her family. The grace and courage with which she battled breast cancer the past 10 years was evident to the very end, never once complaining, always caring for others.

 

A Hopkinton resident for 17 years, Nancy was a fixture in the community, particularly in her role teaching art through the Cultural Arts Alliance and, most recently, at her own arts studio. Nancy’s nurturing and magnetic personality made her beloved by children and parents alike.
 

Nancy leaves her adoring family: daughters Meghan and Halley, and husband Jeff. She also leaves her mother Kathy, father Ron, sisters Doreen and Jennifer, brother Michael and countless friends.

 

The memorial service will be held on July 10th at 11:00 am at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn, MA.  


In honor of Nancy’s avid support of the arts as well as love of gardening, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Nancy’s name for the purpose of the Healing Garden to the Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 

Douglas R. Kenyon (Dougarino) 79

 

Douglas R. Kenyon (Dougarino), 79, of Melbourne, FL passed away Wednesday, June 2nd at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the beloved husband, for 32 years, of Carolyn (Pinkham) Kenyon.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother John Kenyon of Framingham, Mass., five children, Paul Kenyon of Exeter, N.H., Kristina White of Hopkinton, Mass., Sandy Kenyon of Southborough, Mass., Karin Sliney of Ashland, Mass. and Douglas Kenyon Jr. (Lori), of Moody, Maine; three step-children, Jeffrey DAmico (Deborah) of Berlin, Mass., Mark DAmico (Charlotte) of Melbourne, Fla. and Janine Garbacz (Brian) of Jacksonville, Fla.; fifteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. He is predeceased by his parents Gordon Kenyon and Edna (Parker) Kenyon and a brother, Bruce Kenyon of Brunswick, Maine.

 

Mr. Kenyon was an avid woodworker and enjoyed vegetable gardening but his life's passion was cooking. He had owned Dougarinos Pizza in Hopkinton, Mass. Arrangements are under the direction of South Brevard Funeral Home of Melbourne, Fla. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Marie Simonne (Capistran) LeDuc, 86

 

Marie Simonne (Capistran) LeDuc, born July 27, 1923, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by the caring residents and staff of Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham on Monday, June 7th. She was predeceased by her husband, Jean Louis LeDuc, who died in 1994. The daughter of Elphege Capistran and Marie Alice (Davignon) Capistran, she is survived by four children, Carolle Lawson and husband Ralph, Francine Harrel and husband Calvin, Jacques LeDuc and wife Karen, and Ginette Hehn and husband Brandon; 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Jean Paul Capistran and wife Mary, and 6 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Gino Palazzo, whom she raised as a child, and his wife Diane Ruscito.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 9th , at 11am in St. John's Catholic Church, Church St., Hopkinton, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to The Mustard Seed, c/o St. John's Church, Church St., Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the direction of Matarese Funeral Home, Ashland.

 
Julian A. "Skip" Bogus Jr., 68

Julian A. "Skip" Bogus Jr., 68, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Milford Regional Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Julian A. Bogus Sr. and Helen M.
(Galvin) Bogus. He was the husband to Mary Pat (Golden) Bogus of Hopkinton.

Skip was an Air Force Veteran and retired in March 2000 after working 32 years at what is now NStar Gas. He was a member of the Knights of Colombus, the Bishop Rice Council 4822 of Ashland and the Hopkinton Sports Association. Skip was an avid boater.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Julie A. Ford and her husband John of Hopkinton, Marianne Rososky of Hopkinton, 1 brother, Gerard Bogus of Rockland, a sister, Stephanie Goodspeed of Marshfield and his grandchildren, Corey A Rososky and Raelyn B. Ford both of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 2 siblings, Paul and Patricia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 4-8p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
 

A funeral mass will take place on Thursday at 10:00a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be madeto the National Rifle Assoc. at www.nrafoundation.org or The NRA Foundation 11250 Waples Mill Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030.

Ernest E. Chamberlain, 79

 

Ernest E. Chamberlain, 79, of Hopkinton, died May 22, 2010. Born in NH, he was the son of the late Florry (tucker) and Carl Chamberlain. He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Hurley) Chamberlain who passed away in 1994.

A Veteran, he had served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean war Army. Formerly of Natick, Ernest was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church In Hopkinton. He was a graduate of Brattleboro, VT high school 1948, Burdett Business College 1950, Boston University with a BA 1956, Boston State Teachers College with a Masters in education 1960, and Boston College Graduate School of Arts + Sciences with a Masters in English in 1963.

Ernie had spent many years as an English Teacher in several towns including Martha's Vineyard, Southborough, Northborough Newton.

Friends are invited to gather at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton on Thursday May 27, 2010 at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton.

 

 Hugh Spencer, 86


Hugh Spencer, 86, of Hopkinton MA died May 17, 2010.
   
    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Hugh was the youngest son of Ambrose and Florence (Webb) Spencer. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High and
entered Case School of Applied Science. His studies were interrupted for army service during WWII.  He served in Europe and after VE Day was sent to Okinawa where he remained until his discharge. 

    After graduating from Case Institute of Technology as a Chemical Engineer in 1949, he was employed at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. in Niagara Falls, NY.  There he married Marjorie Walker in November 1953 and soon after was transferred to Brandenburg, KY.  In 1956 they moved to Cleveland, OH and he joined the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Division, where he worked for 30 years in process engineering and planning. 

    After Hugh’s retirement in 1986, he spent 6 years in Warner, NH and in 1992 moved to Hopkinton, MA.  During this time he continued his avid interest in investment and genealogy.

    Hugh was an organic gardener, and dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.  He was composting and recycling long before those became popular.

    He is survived by his two daughters, Holly Campbell of Brookline, MA and Cynthia Spencer of Brooklyn, NY; two grandsons, Brian and Taylor Campbell, and a granddaughter, Danya Spencer; as well as two sisters, Mary Ellen Covert of Longview, WA and Dorothy McPherson of Cleveland Heights, OH; and several nieces and nephews. His two brothers, George Ambrose Spencer and Knox Spencer, are deceased.

    Burial will be in Deep River, CT.  A commemorative gathering will be held on Saturday, June 12th, 12-1:30pm at the Cultural Arts Alliance, 98 Hayden Rowe St. in Hopkinton (on Rte 85 south of Rte 135).

Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to:   The Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Citizens, Inc. c/o The Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, or to National Audubon Society at www.audubon.org or 225 Varick Street, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10014.

Mertice Eileen Stratton, 84

 

Mertice Eileen Stratton, 84, passed away at Westborough Community Health on Monday, May 17, 2010, surrounded by her family. This was following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born February 2, 1926 in the town of Hopkinton to the late Elmer and Alice (Kimball) MacKay. She was one of eleven children. She was a graduate of Westborough High School in 1943. On June 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Roy D. Stratton in Hopkinton, MA. They have been married for almost 65 years.

Prior to marriage, Mertice worked for a short time at Kenworthy Inc. as a stock clerk, and at BayState Abrasives Corporation, in Westborough, MA. Later in life she worked at Fenwal, Inc., Ashland, MA, processing inventories of U. S. Government contract end items for shipment. During 1988, she retired from Fenwal Inc. and devoted her time to enjoying her family and grandchildren.

In her youth, she sang as a member in the Church Choir at St. Steven's Episcopal Church with her sister Barbara MacKay. Later on she became a member of the St. Paul�s Episcopal Church and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. She also belonged to the Hopkinton Women's Club and took courses in Red Cross. She loved all types of music, singing and writing. She also loved nature, babies and children.

Mertice's husband Roy, her children and their spouses including two grandchildren survive. Janis and Charles Bunting of Grafton, Susan and Philip George, and grandson Bryan of Upton, Roy Jr. and Lisa Stratton, and granddaughter Victoria of Upton.

Her surviving siblings include the following: Charles, Duncan, and Preston MacKay and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Predeceasing Mertice are her parents, three brothers, Elston, Donald, and Wilbur, and four sisters Cora, Ruth, Muriel and Barbara.

Visitation hours will be from the Chesmore Funeral Home 57 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton on Wednesday May 26, 2010 from 9:00 - 10:30. A service will follow in the Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are welcome. A private burial will follow after at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MA.

She was much beloved, and will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

 

FRITZ, T. Marguerite (Kingrea), 89

FRITZ, T. Marguerite (Kingrea), 89, of Hopkinton, MA and Sebring, FL, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Fritz, her two daughters and their families, Karen and Stephen Franks of Hopkinton, and Sharon and Richard Batten of Boylston. She was the dearly loved grandmother of six and great-grandmother of sixteen.

 

Born one of eight children in Beeville, Texas, she is survived in Texas by her sister Alice Odle of Midland, and brother Thomas Kingrea of West Columbia.

 

Marguerite Fritz will be remembered for her life-long devotion to her family and home. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton on Friday, May 21, at 11:00AM, followed by a reception at her Hopkinton home. Those who wish to honor her may make a contribution in lieu of flowers to the Good Shepherd Hospice by calling 863-297-1880 or making a donation online at www.goodshepherd

hospice.org .

Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 

Kenneth K. Webb, 86

Kenneth K. Webb, 86, of Marlborough, formerly of Yarmouth, Phoenix, Arizona, and Framingham, died Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Born in East Palestine, Ohio, he was the son of the Late Frank and Alice Webb.

Ken graduated from Alliance High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army in central Europe during WWII. He was commissioned at the age of 19, as a 2nd lieutenant from the Officer�s Candidate School at Fort Sill,
Oklahoma, the youngest officer in the history of the school. While serving as a forward observer directing the fire of an artillery unit, Ken was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and received a battlefield promotion to 1st Lieutenant. After the war, Ken received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art.

An employee of the Carling Brewing Company, Ken was relocated from Cleveland to Framingham in 1956 when Carling opened their new brewery in Natick. Ken served as the Production Manager until 1976 when he was relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, again serving as Production Manager until his retirement. Ken and his wife Gloria moved back to Massachusetts in 1997, and lived in their home on Hemeon Drive in Yarmouth until recently.

Ken was the father of the late Jo Ann Webb, and is survived by Gloria, his wife of 65 years, his daughter Judy Gallagher and husband Joe of Littleton, his son Dr Ken Webb and wife Julie of Holliston, his daughter Devette Russo and Bob Pfeifer of Hopkinton. He is also survived by his  grandchildren; Bryan Gallagher, Erin, Brendan, Christopher and Matthew Webb, and Joshua Russo and his wife Dr. Marlene Gubata.

Ken is the brother of Frank Webb of Ohio, Hazel Webb of California, and the late Hilda Wheatley of Ohio and Betty Monaco of Arizona. There will be a private ceremony and burial at Arlington National Cemetery on June 9th.

Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton 
ChesmoreFunera

lHome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Donations can be made on line at www.PMC.org (donate to rider Devette Russo), or by check to Pan Mass Challenge, PO Box 668 Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 

Michael Lawrence Iuso, 24

 

Michael Lawrence Iuso, 24, of Hopkinton, died unexpectedly Monday, May 10, 2010 at his home. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Frank and Mary Grace (Farese) Iuso of Hopkinton.

A lifelong Hopkinton resident, he was a 2004 graduate of St. John's High School in Shrewsbury. He formerly attended Umass Amherst and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He recently graduated from Porter and Chester of Westborough with a degree in HVAC. He enjoyed cooking as well as outdoor activities such as, bike riding, campouts, kayaking, hiking with his dogs, Dixie and Holly and fishing on Lake Whitehall.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his 2 younger brothers, Andrew Iuso, a student in NY City, and John Iuso of Hopkinton. His maternal grandparents, Andrew and Betty Farese of Bronx, NY.; his aunts and uncles;
John Farese, Faye Farese, Joseph Farese, Margaret and Larry Iuso, and Dan and Carmela O'Connor.

Visitation hours will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday
at 10:00a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery,Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to, St. John's High School, Campus Ministry, Shrewsbury MA.

 

Jessie S. (Santagate) Pitts, 71

 

Jessie S. (Santagate) Pitts, 71, of Holliston, formerly a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, passed away, Thursday, May 6th at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, after a brief illness. Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Briggs) Santagate and wife of the late George Pitts, who died in 1991.

 

Mrs. Pitts worked for Phipps Insurance Agency in Hopkinton and the Town of Hopkinton for many years. She is survived by her children: Steven Pitts of Millbury, Kevin Pitts and his wife Cheri of Milford, Judith Pitts of Holliston, and Ann Marie Tomasetti and her husband James of Northbridge; two grandchildren; Anthony and Jenna Tomasetti of Northbridge; two sisters; Beverly Cerutti and her husband Peter of Ambler, PA; and Mary Lou Ellsworth and her husband Russell of Hopkinton; three brothers; Joseph Santagate of Wareham, James Santagate and his wife Diane of Colorado Springs, CO; and John Santagate and his wife Gwen of Douglas; and many nieces and nephews.

 

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:00am in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. in Ashland with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00-10:00 am prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holliston Ambulance Gift Account, 59 Central St. Holliston, MA 01746 www.mataresefuneral

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Charles J. Drew, 80

Charles J. Drew, 80, a long time resident of Framingham, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Kathleen Daniel Nursing Center, Framingham, four days after celebrating his 80th birthday with friends, and after a period of declining health. Born in Lynn, Mr. Drew grew up in Hopkinton and worked for many years at Nyanza Color and Chemical in Ashland. Later, he served as a bartender at Connerys in Framingham and was a cab driver for Tommys Taxi. Truly a gentle giant, Big Charlie, as he was affectionately known, will be remembered for his ready smile and friendly greeting, and his passionate loyalty to his beloved Boston Red Sox. His only sibling, a sister, predeceased him. Funeral services are private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.

 

June (Abodeely) Donnelly, 68

 

June (Abodeely) Donnelly, 68, of Hopkinton, formerly of Shrewsbury passed away Sunday, April 11th 2010 with her devoted children at her side.

 

June was born May 26th 1941, in Worcester, a daughter of the late Fred and Zahae (Peters) Abodeely. She graduated from Commerce High School class of 1959, earned her degree with Honors in teaching from Worcester State College and lived in Shrewsbury more than 20 years before moving to Hopkinton in 2003.

 

June is survived by her two devoted sons, Michael T. Donnelly and his wife Carol of Mansfield, Patrick F. Donnelly and his wife Sarah with whom she lived; four cherished grandchildren, whom were a great joy to her and an inspiration in her life, Michael, Tommy, Ashley and Devan; two sisters, Lynne LaMotte of Worcester and Nancy Abodeely in San Rafael, California; many cousins and extended family.

 

June worked many years for the Worcester School Department as an elementary school teacher at Union Hill and Belmont Community School before retiring.

 

June was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, a former member of St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury, a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Kappa, Delta, PI National Honor Society and the Hopkinton Senior Center. June loved crafts; she especially loved to paint in her early years. She also loved to watch her grandchildren’s sports activities and visiting with her friends at the Hopkinton Senior Center. June loved attending church which gave her great comfort and she was always quick to share a cup of coffee and conversation with friends and loved ones. She will be greatly missed.

 

June’s funeral will be held Thursday, April 15th from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of Saint Anne, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd. Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours, Wednesday, April 14th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave Ste 2, Norwood, MA 02062. The Donnelly family would like to thank Dr. Klinger and the caregivers of the Blackstone Valley Dialysis Center in Milford the outstanding care they gave to our mother.

 

Evelyn Mae Simmons (Hamilton) Swenor

 

HOPKINTON - Evelyn Mae Simmons (Hamilton) Swenor passed away on April 10, 2010, at Milford Hospital, Milford, MA.  She was born on August 9, 1916 in the family home at 12 Claflin Avenue, Hopkinton, MA.

She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1934, and was married in September of 1936, to William T. Hamilton, Sr., and at that time was employed at Telechron Clocks, Ashland, MA.  In 1941, she became a full-time housewife to care for her two sons.

A long-time member of the Hopkinton Congregational Church, she had many interests over the years raising African Violets, designing recycled greeting cards, writing poetry (published in local newspapers), braided rugs, participated in yard sales and flea markets, and caned over 400 chairs during her lifetime.  She was also a charter member of the Hopkinton Couples Club.  She loved playing cribbage with anyone willing to take her on.  She just loved "playing" with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the neighborhood children, providing "the magic basket" full of goodies to all the young children who visited with her over the years.

She was pre-deceased by her first husband, William T. Hamilton, Sr., her second husband, Herbert Swenor who she married on January 17, 1976, her daughter-in-law, Doris Diane Hamilton, her great grandson, Tyler Lary, brothers Harold, Alfred and Raymond Simmons, Jr., and her sister, Marion Pratt.

She is survived by her sons, William T. Hamilton, Jr. and his wife, Alice, of Owls Head, ME and Melbourne Beach, FL; Robert J. Hamilton, Sr. and his wife, Sheila, of Franklin, MA and Moultonboro, NH; six grandchildren, Vickie Lary, Stephen Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Jr., Scott Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton and Kenneth Hamilton, five great grandchildren, four step-children, Grant Swenor, Neal Swenor, Clay Swenor and Gail Preble, six step-grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Friday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Korean Presbyterian Church, 2 Main Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville.  Calling hours at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, are Thursday, April 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

Gladys S. Wright, 95

 

Gladys S. Wright, 95, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010. Born in Northbridge, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Josephine (St. Andre) Deslauriers. She was the wife of the late Charles Wright.

Gladys was an Army Veteran. She is survived by her sister Gloria Williams, her son Ernest Ward and his wife Nancy, her step-daughter Maxine Adams, step-son Robert Wright and his wife Rita, and step-daughter-in-law Marjorie Wright, her granddaughter Sara Grillo and her husband Matthew and 3 great grandchildren, Benjamin, Joshua, and Elijah: 8 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great grandchildren and 2 step-great-great grandchildren. She is also predeceased by her step-son Alfred Wright and step-grandson Howard Wright.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 10:30-11:30a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
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FuneralHome.com followed by a 12:00p.m. service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 202, C/O Mike Whalen 262 Wood St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

 

William H. Sparks

 

William H. Sparks, age 78 of Oak Park Heights, MN, formerly of Newton, died Monday, March 29, 2010. He was the beloved husband of  49 years to Joanne M.(Murphy), loving father of William H. Sparks Jr. of Westborough, Cynthia A. Sparks of Sterling, Frederick L. Sparks of Richfield, MN, Katherine F. (David) Wallner of Forest Lake, MN and Robert E. Sparks of Jordon Kowloon, Hong Kong; proud grandfather of Carleigh, April, Will, Dylan, Samantha, Robert, Leo, Ali, John and Julia. William was the brother of  Frances Lage, Eleanor Sparks, Joanne Jones, Phyllis(Joe) Lewis, and Burton(Donna) Sparks. He was preceded in death by his parents Johanna and Herbert. Mr. Sparks was a retired Plant Manger for 3M. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a graduate from Our Ladies in Newton.

 

A Mass of  Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist, 20 Church St, Hopkinton. Calling hours will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to Mass at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St, Hopkinton. Donations can be made in William's memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. There was always room for another at his table.

 

Frederick S. White, 84

 

Frederick S. White, 84, of Hopkinton died Friday, March 26, 2010. Born in Dennisport, MA. He was the son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Warr) White. He was the husband of Lois Alfreda (Nickerson) White of Hopkinton.

Fred was a WWII Navy Veteran who served in Africa. He was a member of the Masons, VFW, American Legion, and Shriners. He was a life member of the Massachusetts School Committee Association and on the building committee for the Hopkinton Senior Center and Keefe Vocational Technical High School, where he was a teacher and guidance counselor. He served as the
clerk of works at Elmwood School in Hopkinton and as building inspector for the Town of Hopkinton. He enjoyed reading, politics, golf, music, playing drums, and being a greeter at the Hopkinton Elections.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 children, Sheila Tiberio and her husband Ronald of Natick, Cheryl Malloy and her husband Dan of DeBary, FL., Richard White of Honolulu, HI., and Diane Sandler and her husband Mark of Framingham. He also leaves behind his brother, John White of West Yarmouth, and sister-in-law Betsey Reddish of Andover; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Thorpe and her husband Andrew, Ronald Tiberio Jr. and his wife Karen, Rebecca Sandler and David Sandler as well as 3 great-grandchildren, Kyleigh and Trevor Tiberio and Christopher Thorpe. He is predeceased by his brothers, James, Edward, and Thomas White.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 4-7pm at the Chesmore Funeral home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 12:00 at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

 

M. Gail Wetherby, 73

 

NORTHBRIDGE - M. Gail Wetherby, 73, formerly of Hopkinton, died March 1, 2010 in Milford.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth (Columbia) Hewins. 

She is survived by her sons Randy of Taunton and Ronald and his wife Sara of NH, two brothers, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A burial of cremains service will take place on Friday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. in Edwards Cemetery, Framingham.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

 

Thomas Patrick Weaver, 17

 

Thomas Patrick Weaver, 17, of Hopkinton, died at his home on Sunday, March 21, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston, he was the son of John and Susan (Abbott) Weaver of Hopkinton.

Thomas was a 2010 graduate of Hopkinton High School. He was a freshman, JV, & Varsity football player and a former Lacrosse player. He was a two time coach of the girls powder puff championship team. He was class Treasurer during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Thomas was Prom King and Homecoming King and was Student of the Month in November 2009. He was the top fundraiser in the Hopkinton Relay for Life and was a Camp Lawrence Counselor and a lifeguard at the Charter Oaks Country Club in Hudson. He loved skiing, and spent many of his years vacationing in Rangeley, Maine. He was accepted to the University of Colorado, Boulder, his first choice. He was friendly, beloved and humble.

Besides his parents he is survived by his siblings, Douglas Foster Weaver of Atlanta, GA., Julia Ward Weaver of Hamburg, Germany, Jennifer Abbott Weaver of Hopkinton, his paternal grandmother, Sylvia Weaver of Baltimore, MD., his uncles, Norman Abbott and his wife Donna, Hal Abbott and his wife Gail Hudson, Dana Abbott and his wife Mariellyn, Roger Weaver and his wife Becky, Dale Weaver; his aunts, Barbara Torza and Nancy Burnett. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Jane Abbott Ellis and Foster Abbott, and his paternal grandfather, Maurice Weaver and two uncles, Bruce Abbott and Lowell Burnett.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, East Main St. from 2:00-7:00p.m. A funeral service will take place in the church on Saturday at 11 am. Burial services in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton will be private with his family. Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. Donations in his name and memory maybe made to the Camp Lawrence, Merrimack Valley YMCA 101 Amesbury St. 4th Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840 or to Thomas Weaver Hopkinton Youth Sports Memorial Fund. C/O Bank of America 77 West Main St. Hopkinton MA. 01748.

 

Catherine A. "Kitty" Bartlett, 95

 

HOPKINTON - Catherine A. "Kitty" Bartlett, 95, died Friday, February 26, 2010 at St. Patrick Manor, Framingham.  She was the wife of the late James Bartlett, who died in 1997.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Morrissey) McDonough.  She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and Framingham State Teachers College.  She was a well admired teacher at Hopkinton's Center School for over 30 years.

She is survived by her sons James and his wife Ellen of Vermont and Robert and his wife Rachel of Hopkinton, her daughter Mary Terry and her husband William of Florida, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by four brothers and one sister.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church , 20 Church Street.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Immediately following burial, family and friends are invited to gather at St. John's Hall, adjacent to the church.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Frances H. Bowler, 92

 

HOPKINTON - Frances H. Bowler, 92, died Monday, February 8, 2010 in Boston.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Gildon) Prikacki.  She was the wife of the late Thomas R. Bowler and a 1935 graduate of Hopkinton High School.

In addition to her husband, she is pre-deceased by her sons Charles and David Haefeli.  She is survived by her brother Joseph Pratt of Hopkinton and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Prior to the Mass, there will be visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Robert E. Hart, 71

 

NATICK - Robert E. Hart, 71, died Monday, February 1, 2010 at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham.  Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Raymond and Esther (Doherty) Hart.

His is survived by his brother Donald Hart and his wife Patricia of Hopkinton, two nephews, four nieces and many grand nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Natick.  Prior to the Mass, there will be visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Donations may be made to the Respite Center, 112 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748

Beatrice M. "Bea" Hewins, 76

 

HOPKINTON - Beatrice M. "Bea" Hewins, 76, died at home Friday January 29, 2010.  She was the wife of the late Raymond Hewins, who died in 1991.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Carey) Thomas. 

She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Milford and Mt. Ida College.  She was employed as a waitress at Ken's Steak House in Framingham for 52 years before retiring in April 2009. 

She is survived by her children Raymond W. "Rusty" Hewins Jr. and his wife Colleen of Westborough, Shane and his wife Elizabeth of FL and Scott and his companion Joanne of VT.  In addition, she leaves her sister Beverly King of Framingham and her sister-in-law Linda Thomas of ME.  She also leaves 10 granchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
  Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her daughters Beverly and Beatrice, her brother Henry Thomas and her sister Mary Eaglind.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street,  Memorial calling hours will be Tuesday February 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  Following cremation, burial will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.

Donations may be made to VNA Care, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA  01608-1280.

 

Barbara A. Vento, 78

HOPKINTON - Barbara A. Vento, 78, died Thursday, January 24, 2010 in Woonsocket, RI.  She was the wife of Anthony Vento, to whom she was married for 58 years.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Bertrand and Huberta (Clements) Patch.  She was a 1950 graduate of Bedford-Lexington High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Linda MacLaughlin and husband Glenn of Chelmsford, John Vento and wife Pamela of Fitzwilliam, NH, Anthony Vento and wife Deborah of Upton and Nicholas Vento of Cumberland, RI.  She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her son Joseph Vento, who died in April 2004. 

The funeral will be held Monday, February 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, January 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701-4688.

 

Jeanne K. Hendricks, 71

 

Jeanne K. Hendricks, 71, of Hopkinton and formerly of NY, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

Jeanne was an Episcopal Priest who celebrated at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Staten Island, NY, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, MA, and was the Rector at Grace Episcopal's Church in Port Jervis, NY.
 

Prior to being called to the priesthood, Jeanne taught speech and communications at the University of Guam and Pace University. She was also on the faculty of Wagner College on Staten Island, NY for many years and taught voice and diction and theater and was the costumer for the theater program at Wagner.

Jeanne is survived by her son Norman Hendricks and his wife Liz, of Saugerties, NY, her daughter, Liz Hutto and her husband David of Hopkinton, a sister, Nancy Swift Hennessey of Raleigh, NC., 4 grandchildren, Adam and Rebekah Hendricks, Annika and Lina Hutto, and a niece, Jennifer Swift Bennett of Raleigh, NC.

A funeral will be held at 4:00p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hopkinton. Arrangements are From the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either The Smile Train, 28th Floor 41 Madison Ave. NY, NY. 10010 or Heifer International, 1 World
Ave. Little Rock, AR. 72202

 

 Charles L. Hill, 85

 

HOPKINTON - Charles L. Hill, 85, died suddenly on Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Milford.  He was the husband of Phyllis (Glaude) Hill, to whom he was married for 59 years.  Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Smith) Hill. 

He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and a WWII Naval Veteran, having served aboard the destroyer USS Kidd.   He owned the Central House Tap Room in Hopkinton for over 30 years.  He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Ashland.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters Cheryl Hill of Kissimmee, FL and Charlene Hill of Hopkinton, and his sons Charles and wife Susan, Robert and wife Kimberley, and Paul and wife Lisa, all of Uxbridge.  He also leaves 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held Thursday, January 7 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 a.m.   Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, January 6 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

Iris H. Mulhall, 90

 

HOPKINTON - Iris H. Mulhall, 90, died Tuesday December 29, 2009 at Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.  She was the wife of William Mulhall, who died in 1980.  Born in Weston, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Mork) Hamm. She was a graduate of Concord High School and Burdett College. 

She is survived by her daughter Katherine Herlicka and her husband Albert of New Boston, NH, her sons Paul and his wife Donna of Hopkinton and Stephen and his wife Anita of Coffeyville, KS, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Family and friends will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2009 at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.  A graveside committal service will be held at St. John's Cemetery, 32 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, at 11:00 a.m.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, January 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Jeannette M. (Lemieux) Reimer, 91,

Jeannette M. (Lemieux) Reimer, 91, of Hopkinton, formerly of Ashland, passed away December 29th after a period of declining health.  She was born in Montmagny, Canada, the daughter of the late Alderic and Eva Lemieux.  Married for 67 years, she was the wife of Charles Reimer. She was a former member of St. Cecilia’s Church in Ashland and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, James O. Carey Post for over 50 years.  Jeannette loved being with her family, NE Patriots, crochetiing, bingo, and baking. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons: Charles Reimer and his wife Janet of Fairfax, VA; Gilles Reimer and his wife Sonya of Salisbury Mills, New York; two daughters: Lillian Holden and her husband Leonard of Hopkinton and Irene Foster and her husband J. Alan of Wayland; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            A funeral mass  of the resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 10 AM at the Holy Family Chapel of St. Patrick’s Manor 863 Central Street in Framingham with viewing from 9:00-10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland.  Calling hours will be held on Friday afternoon from 3-5 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland, MA. (www.mataresefuneral.com)   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St.Patricks Family 863 Central Street Framingham MA 01701.

 

Julia C. Szczebak, 91

 

WILBRAHAM , MA - Julia C. (Opalinski) Szczebak, 91, formerly of Boston Road and Stony Hill Road in Wilbraham, died on Friday morning December 18, 2009 at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wilbraham on July 11, 1918 a daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine (Pabis) Opalinski and was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in Springfield. Julia had worked as a bookkeeper with her husband, Edward who owned and operated the former Eddie's Gas Station at the corner of Boston and Stony Hill Roads in Wilbraham. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield and was a member of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, NY. Julia will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, Julia was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Edward W. Szczebak who died on June 30, 2006; and by her sisters, Anna Cieplik, Helen Makuch and Stacia Malzenski. She leaves her daughters, Patricia A. Diotalevi and her husband James of Wilbraham and Stacia Chechile and her husband James of Sutton, MA; her grandchildren, Serena Doyle and her husband Brendan of Hopkinton, James Diotalevi, Jr. and his fiancée Gloria, Edward Diotalevi and his wife Carol Ann, Tamara Burnham and her husband Gary and Kymberly Sullivan; and her great grandchildren, Vincent and Gina Doyle, Michael Diotalevi, Christopher, Anthony and Samantha Ott, and Ashley Burnham. Julia also leaves her sisters, Mary Schott and Jenny Dygon; her brother, Mitchell Opalinski and his wife Wanda; and her brother in law, Edward Malzenski, all of Wilbraham; and her many nieces, nephews, godchildren, and extended family members and friends.

 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday December 22, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road in Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2009 beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Sampson's Chapel of the Acres, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 25 Parker Street, with Rites of Committal and burial to follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery, 1273 Berkshire Avenue, both in Indian Orchard. Donations may be made in Julia's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or to the Wing Memorial Hospital, Development Office, 40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA 01069.

Rita G. Kurzontkowski, 88

 

HOPKINTON -  Rita G. Kurzontkowski, 88, died at home Friday December 18, 2009 after a long illness.  She was under the loving care of Metrowest Hospice.  She was the wife of Ludwig J. Kurzontkowski, who died in March 2002.  Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cecile (Dionne) Lauze.
 
She leaves two sons, James of Severn, MD and David of Summerville, SC, and two daughters, Mary Burns and her husband Robert and Joanne Gouin and her husband William, all of Hopkinton.  She also leaves her sister Violet Bowker of Hopkinton, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  She is pre-deceased by her son John, who died in March 2003. 
 
The funeral will be held Monday, December 21 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  Burial will follow in in the parish cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, December 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, 01748 or the Metrowest Hospice, 85 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA  01702.
 

E. David Cross, 79

 

HOPKINTON - E. David Cross, 79, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in Milford.  Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Ellis G. and Elizabeth (McBride) Cross.  He was a 1948 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a 1959 graduate of Suffolk University.  He served four years in the U.S. Navy in Korea and was later employed by IBM for 40 years. 
 

He is survived by his cousins Mary-Jane Chiccarelli and her husband Thomas of Milford; Elizabeth (McBride) Donovan, John McBride, George McBride, J. Michael McBride, Richard McBride and Madeline McBride, all of Hopkinton; and Patricia (Cross) Jenson and Ronald Cross of Ohio.  He is also survived by lifetime friend Bernard Doherty of Harwich.

 

The funeral will be held Friday, December 11, 2009 from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.   Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday December 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Mary E. Tyrrell, 80

HOPKINTON - Mary E. Tyrrell, 80, died at home, surrounded by her family, on Friday, November 27, 2009 after a long illness.  She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. David P. Tyrrell, who died in December 2003.  Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Higgins) Connolly. She was also predeceased by her brother Edward (Buzz) Connolly, and sister Rita Connolly.

Mary was a graduate of St. Joseph's College, where she earned a nursing degree. While practicing as a registered nurse in Detroit, MI Mary also went on to complete her Master degree in public health nursing. Mary and Dave eventually relocated back to West Hartford, Connecticut where they raised their family, and where Dave started his pediatric practice. Once their children were grown, Mary joined her husband in his practice as a pediatric nurse for 30 years.

 

Mary’s passion was her family, and she cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren. In recent years she enjoyed reading, and spending time at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

She is survived by her sons David Tyrrell and his wife Patricia Bergdahl of West Granby, CT and Thomas and his wife Rose of Middletown, CT, her daughters Mary Burdett and her husband William of Milford, NH, and Betsy Krueger and her husband David of Hopkinton, MA.  She also leaves her brother Richard Connolly of Newington, CT and her grandchildren Katie, Tim and Laura Burdett, Connor, Shane and Michaela Tyrrell, Meghan and Hannah Krueger and Joanie Bergdahl. Over the past several years Mary was blessed with the loving care and companionship of caregiver Eugenia Silochan and trusted friend Vida Adzenyah.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5 at noon in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  Calling hours will be the morning of the funeral  from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT  06106.

Eva M. Tomlin, 87

 

HOPKINTON - Eva M. Tomlin, 87, died peacefully Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Milford.  She was the wife of George A. Tomlin, who died in 1975.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Felix J. and Corrine (Liberty) Paul. 

She was a 1940 graduate of Westborough High School and lived the majority of her life in Westborough and Hopkinton (Woodville) before moving to Estero, FL in 2003.  She received a nursing degree from the Westborough State Hospital School of Nursing and worked at that hospital until her retirement in 1971.

She leaves five children, Benjamin Tomlin and his wife Fran of Athol, Barbara Lombard of North Grafton, Paul Tomlin of North Brookfield, Agnes Torento of Milford and Margaret Hayes and her husband Bill of Granite Bay, CA.  Her sixth child, Clement Tomlin, predeceased her in 2002.  She is also predeceased by her sister and only sibling Mae (Paul) Novia.   In addition to her children, she leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, November 20 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Eva's family requests that you help a needy family this holiday season by donating to Project Just Because, 86 South Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

David Joseph Danahy, 76

 

DANAHY, David J, 76, of Zephyrhills, Fl., born June 9 ,1933 in Hopkinton, MA and long time resident of Holliston, MA, went peacefully to his Lord, Sunday, November 15, 2009, at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Paul W and Ruth Middleton Danahy of Hopkinton MA. He was the husband to Barbara Mc Manus Danahy of Zephyrhills FL.

He graduated St Mary’s High School Milford MA class of 1952 and continued his education at The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL., and was a graduate of Williamstown College School of Banking.

He had a long career in the banking and financial industries and retired from Prime Computer in 1995.

Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his sons, Kevin Danahy and his wife Kim of Maple Grove, Mn.; Paul F. Danahy and his wife Natalie of Lutz, Florida. His daughters; Ann Wye and her husband Brian of Blackstone, MA; and Sheila Danahy of Worcester, MA. His sister; Jo Anne and her husband Dr Cyril Kellett. His brother; The Honorable Judge Paul W. Danahy Jr. and his wife Georgia; as well as his sister in law Shirley Houle of Holliston, MA. He is also survived by his 8 grand children and 1 great grandchild; his Aunt Laurette Danahy and nieces; nephews; cousins and countless friends who thought the world of him.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St.
www.Chesmore

FuneralHome.com. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday November 21, 2009 at 10:30 at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston officiated by sincere friend, Father Francis Signorelle. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to HPH Hospice 37439 Clinton Ave Dade City FL 33525

 

Richard Varnum, 83

 

Hopkinton - Richard Varnum, 83, of Hopkinton, beloved husband and father, died peacefully Tuesday morning November 17, 2009 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, Ma.

He was born on October 19, 1926 in Framingham, son of the late Olive Pearl (Jean) and Walter Sewell Varnum.

Raised in Hopkinton, he served as a 3rd class petty officer, drill instructor and squad leader in Okinawa for the Sea Bees during World War II. Known for his ambition and hard work, he was a very well known general contractor, builder and heavy equipment operator. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his wife, traveling, gardening and household projects.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sandra E. (Colella) Varnum of Hopkinton, daughters Deborah A. Leacu of Ashland, Janet L. Robson of Hopkinton, Peggy J. Varnum of Milford, Diane O. Mercier of Upton, Susan J. Varnum of Milford, son Richard C. Varnum Jr. of Gig Harbor, WA, 2 sisters Lorraine Hunt of Tilton, NH and Marilyn Gallo of West Springfield, Ma, 6 grandchildren Carrie Rose of Worcester, Jessicca Varnum of Puyallup, WA., Amanda Micona of Gig Harbor, Wa, Alexandra and Emily Mercier of Upton, Thomas Robson of Hopkinton and 2 great grandchildren Connor and Evelyn Micona of Gig Harbor, WA, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Walter Varnum, Jean Donovan and Donald Varnum.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. Contributions in his memory may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

 

John W. Robbins, 58

 

John W. Robbins, 58, of Southborough, died Monday, November 16, 2009 in Northborough. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Walter and Claire (McIntyre) Robbins of Woodville.

John grew up in Hopkinton and was an Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club and was a Southborough resident for 30 years before moving to Northborough.

He is survived by 1 son, John W. Robbins Jr. and his wife Stacie of Northborough, a daughter, Kimberly Walsh and her husband Daniel of Southborough, a brother, Gary Robbins and his wife Laura of New Boston, NH; 3 sisters, Linda Morales and her husband Billy of Hopkinton, Deborah Robbins of Woodville, Bonnie Wright and Greg Wright of Woodville. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Zachary Robbins, Nicholas Robbins, Jared Walsh. He was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of his fourth grandchild in March of 2010.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 18, 2009 from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.

 

A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 am in the funeral Home. Burial will take place at a latter date in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Dana Farber 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757 

Ruth S. Gorman, 89

 

Framingham - Ruth S. Gorman died on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Metrowest Hospital at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Gorman, the mother of Michael and his wife Ruth of Hopkinton and Susan of Pound Ridge, NY; the devoted grandmother of Rachel and Matthew Gorman and Caitlin and William Watterson; sister-in-law of Alan Gorman, Harry Gorman, and Cele Finklestein.

 

A resident of Framingham for the past six years, she formerly resided at Wynmoor Village, Coconut Creek, FL; Livingston, NJ; and NYC. Burial will be private. Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Healing Garden, Hopkinton Garden Club, PO Box 61, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 

Heather Lynne Siebert, 24

Heather Lynne Siebert, 24, of Laconia, NH, formerly of Plymouth, NH and Hopkinton, MA, went to rest with the angels on Monday, October 19, 2009 after a courageous, more than 10-year battle with an undiagnosed disorder that finally took her from us.  She was surrounded by her family.
     She was born in Framingham, MA on February 2, 1985 to Tom and Barbara Siebert.  She was a 2004 graduate of Hopkinton High School and finished her freshman year at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH before her health prevented her from continuing her studies.  She was involved over the years with the Massachusetts Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association Child and Youth Services Committee and the Hopkinton Athletic Association.  She also worked on a committee at Children's Hospital Boston to develop and provide items to entertain teen patients.  The committee's efforts resulted in the creation of the "Teen Cart," which moves from floor to floor for that purpose.  She was also a supporter of Cystic Fibrosis research.
     She leaves her parents, Barbara and Carl Harris of North Sandwich, NH and Tom Siebert of Franklin, her brother and sister CJ and Nichole Harris of North Sandwich, NH, her sister Carly and brothers Paul and Matt Siebert of Franklin, MA, her grandparents Harold and Dorothy Lutz of Black Rock Nova Scotia, Leroy Siebert of Hopkinton, Don and Julie Harris of Hopkinton and Joseph Jacobs of Canton.  In addition, she leaves her godparents Bob and Alison Siebert of Hopkinton and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Heather was pre-deceased by her parent Laurie Siebert, grandmothers Ruth Siebert and Mary Jacobs, and her aunt Susan Mespelli.
      Calling hours will be held at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA on Thursday, October 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      The funeral will be held Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church also on Church Street.  Burial with graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 12:00 p.m. at the Rural Cemetery in Center Sandwich, NH.     
      In lieu of flowers we ask that donations may be made to the Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund which has been named in her honor at Children's Hospital and will assist families with meals, parking, etc. while their children are hospitalized.  Please send to Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund, c/o Phyllis Simpkins, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA  02115.  Please include Heather
Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund in the memo line.

Sadie M. Drapeau, 82

 

Sadie M. Drapeau, 82, of Hopkinton, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. Born in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late James and Bertha (McGaffigan) Devlin. She was the wife to the late Gordon Drapeau.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 46 years, she was retired from Kidde Fenwall and was a member of the Hopkinton Senior Center.

She is survived by a son, James Drapeau and his wife Ann of Ayer; 2 daughters, Patricia Kimball and her husband Kevin of Maine, Janice McIntyre of Hopkinton; 1 brother, William Devlin of Arkansas, 2 sisters, Ann Connors of Uxbridge and Catherine Blanchard of Hudson. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren an 5 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers, James, Anthony and Joseph.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2009 from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday, at 10:00a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton.
Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or the Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748

 

Frances "Fran" Esler, 92,

Frances "Fran" Esler, 92of Hopkinton, died Thursday, September 17, 2009
at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Born in East Rochester, NY.,
she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Caroline (Weinman) Youngjohn.
She was the beloved wife of Fred Esler for 69 years until he passed away
in June of 2009.

Fran was the last living of 10 siblings; Elmer, Leland, Earl, Amos,
Lillian, Irma, Beatrice, Ruth and Robert. She was the oldest girl in the
family.

Fran was a bookkeeper and business partner at the many Esler stores
selling records, TVs, stereo equipment, hardware, appliances and radios.
She ran the business during WWII while Fred was away working on the top
secret Manhattan Project. Fran was an excellent cook and a quilter. She
belonged to the quilt club in Walworth, NY. She loved being a grandmother
and enjoyed travel. She was happy to board a ship or an airplane to many
destinations. In the early 1990�s Fran and Fred relocated to Hopkinton, MA
to be near family. Fran spent the last months of her life at Golden Pond
Assisted Living in Hopkinton.

She is lovingly remembered and survived by her daughter, Carol Esler, son
in law Don Keiser and grandson Cody Esler Keiser. A memorial service will
be held October 4, 2009 at 3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Area church
in Sherborn, MA. Funeral Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of
Hopkinton.  In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748

Paul A. Martin, 70

 

Paul A. Martin, 70, of Hopkinton, died Thursday, September 17, 2009. Born in Cambridge, he was the son the late Louis D. and Lucia (Dupont) Martin. He was the beloved husband of Rosalie (Seward) Martin of Hopkinton.

A longtime Hopkinton resident, he enjoyed traveling and the Hopkinton Senior Center. He stayed close with childhood friends and had close ties with his whole family. Paul was an avid Pats Fan and gardener.

Besides his wife of 51 years, he is survived by 3 daughters, Laura Robbins and her husband Gary of New Boston, N.H.; Roseann Bond and her husband David of Dudley, MA; Debra Hartland and her husband Glenn of Linwood, MA; 3 brothers, Gerard of Danvers, Joseph of Hopkinton and Louis of FL; 5 sisters, Carmen of Revere; Dolores of Andover; Ida of Nevada; Pauline of Cambridge; and Lucy of FL. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. He is predeceased by a sister, Frances.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2009 from 2pm-6pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Seniors, 28
Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Roberta Ann Nealon, 66

 

Pocasset, MA - Roberta Ann Nealon, 66, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 12, 2009, after a courageously fought battle with Lymphoma.

 

She was born in Boston and grew up in Watertown and Waltham. A graduate of Framingham State College, she was a special needs teacher in Hopkinton and at Keefe Tech High School. She was proud of her many years of volunteer work and fundraising at Framingham Union Hospital and Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton.

 

She leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend of 45 years, Robert T. Nealon Jr, son and daughter-in-law Robert Nealon III and Jennifer Nealon, son and daughter-in-law Joseph Nealon and Annette Nealon, son and daughter-in-law Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, sister Irene DeSisto and parents Edward and Ada Restieri. Roberta was the proud grandmother of Robert J. Nealon, Mary Nealon, Michael Nealon, Leslie Nealon, Alexandria Wertz, Grace Nealon, Charles Nealon, Lucas Nealon, Tess Nealon Raskin, and Bruno Nealon Raskin. She is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces.

 

Her fondest memories were of time spent with family at Disneyworld, Florida, and Cape Cod and she always considered raising her children and grandchildren her greatest achievement.

 

Roberta will be deeply missed by her family and many friends as she touched our lives with her loving acts of kindness throughout the years.

 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17th at Saint John The Evangelist Church, Church Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Following the service, all are welcome to join the family for a gathering in the Parish Center.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, So. Dennis, Ma 02660.

Charles F.C. Henderson, 94

 

Charles F.C. Henderson, 94, died peacefully in the company of his two beloved daughters on August 9, 2009 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, three days after a serious fall at home.  He was a resident of Needham since 1947.

         Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in l914, he graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1932, from Bowdoin College in l937, from Weimar-Jena College in Weimar, Germany in 1939, and earned an Ed.M. from Harvard in l946.  He was also a graduate of the Army Strategic Intelligence School in l951 and of the Army Command and General Staff College in 1965.

He taught French and German at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA, and at Oakwood School, Poughkeepsie, NY, before teaching in the Newton Public School System from 1946 to 1979.  He taught English and Social Studies at Weeks Junior High School as well as a wide variety of subjects including Problems of American Democracy, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology at Newton South High School.

            Drafted in 1942, and commissioned that year, he served as a Military Intelligence Officer in Europe, with V Corps, landing at Normandy with the Corps on D-Day, and with XVIII Airborne Corps, during the Battle of the Bulge.  He was discharged in 1946 to the Army Reserve where he taught in U.S. Army Intelligence Schools from 1946 until 1969, when he retired with the rank of Colonel, commanding the First U.S. Army Area Intelligence School at Fort Meade, MD.  He commanded the 420th Strategic Intelligence and Research Team from 1949 until its disbanding in 1956, when he joined the U.S. Army Reserve Schools system.

            Continuing to teach after his retirements, Mr. Henderson was an active participant in Elderhostel, serving on the Board of Directors of Elderhostel, Inc. for six years and as a teacher of numerous Elderhostel courses, specializing in poets of the twentieth century.  He taught poetry courses for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Wellesley.  He was a leader of the Poetry Pundits, a poetry discussion group at the Needham Public Library, from 1984 to l994. 

            Mr. Henderson was a Trustee of the Needham Free Public Library from 1980 to 1995.  In November 1983 he and his late wife, Marnie Wilde Henderson, created and established the Henderson Trust Fund to benefit the Needham Free Public Library.  The Trust is unique in that it contemplates continuing far into the future. 

He was President of the Friends of the Needham Elderly from 1991 to 1995, and a member of the Needham Retired Men's Club.  He served as a Tax Counselor for the Elderly for several years and was a member of the Building Committee for the Hillside School.  Additionally, he wrote content for KnowledgeQuest computer games with the titles of Literature, World Geography, and The States of the United States.           

He leaves two daughters, Anne Henderson, of Hopkinton, and Patricia Henderson Sauer of Everett; three grandchildren, Christopher Sauer of Norwood, Catharine Sauer of Quincy, and Jeremy Sauer of St. Louis; MO, his brother-in-law, E. Andrew Wilde of Needham, and his three feline companions, Guinevere, Roscoe, and Chloe. 

            A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the Needham Public Library at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2009.  He will be buried in the Needham Cemetery in a private ceremony the following morning.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Henderson Fund in care of the Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492. 

 

Charlotte Lavoie, 86

 

HOPKINTON - Charlotte Lavoie, 86, died Monday, September 7, 2009 in Framingham.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary A. (Rogers) Lavoie.  She was a 1941 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a graduate of Burbank Hospital School of Nursing. She was a former member of the Hopkinton Historical Society.  She enjoyed reading, knitting and puzzles.

 

She is survived by her sisters Maureen Lavoie and Frances McBride and her brother Robert and his wife Jacqueline, all of Hopkinton, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

 

The funeral will be held Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street with a funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Franklin.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, September 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Donations may be made to St. John's Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

 

Fred W. Chapman, 84

 

Fred W. Chapman, 84

, of Hopkinton died Saturday September 5, 2009 at the
Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham surrounded by his loving family.
 

Born in Framingham he was the son of the late Florence and Fred W.
Chapman. He was married for 41 years to his first wife Irene (Warren) Chapman
who passed away in 1988 and 13 years to his current wife Dolly D. (MacLeod) Chapman.

A Navy Veteran of WWII, member of the American Legion and VFW, Fred was a former employee of Dennison Manufacturing for 43 years. He was involved with many outdoor activities including Camping, Boating, Fishing, Building and racing stock cars, and being a life member at the Maspenock Rod & Gun Club. Fred enjoyed traveling especially to Nova Scotia, Florida and
Vermont and going cross country with his first wife on his 1975 BMW motorcycle. For the past 13 years he spent time traveling between Canada and Massachusetts. He was always there to help others and will be missed by many friends in C.B. Nova Scotia and will be remembered as a wonderful Father, Husband, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Besides his wife Dolly he is survived by his children, Irene Thompson, Helen Calzolari and her husband David, Fred W. Chapman and his wife Roxanne, Lillian Duchaine and her husband Robert, Bertha Chapman-Chaffee and her husband Allan, Katherine Jackman and her companion George Wesinger, George Chapman and his wife Laura, Clifton Chapman and his wife Julie. Stepchildren; Neil MacLennan, Mary Radcliffe and her husband Keith, William MacLennan. 24 Grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, 3 siblings Virginia Wallace, Bertha Brown, and George Chapman. Fred is predeceased by 2 siblings; Lillian Rowe, Willis Chapman, 2 grandchildren; Derek McIntyre and Laura Dakai.

Visitation will be at the Chesmore Funeral Home 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton on Tuesday September 8, 2009 from 5-8 pm.


 A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 am in the Federated Church in Ashland with Burial following in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Donations in his memory may be sent to the Federated Church 118 Main St., Ashland MA 01721.

Richard J. Egan, 73

 

Ambassador Richard J. Egan, founder and Chairman Emeritus of EMC Corp. and former United States Ambassador to Ireland, passed away Friday at his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Constance and Kenneth Egan. Mr. Egan rose from humble roots to become a leader of the American technology and business sectors, founding EMC in 1979 and turning it into a global leader in data storage software and hardware with more than 40,000 employees worldwide.

Mr. Egan resided in Hopkinton for many years, until recently moving to Boston and Boca Raton, Florida.

After graduating in 1953 from Boston Technical High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17, serving as a helicopter Crew Chief during the Korean War.

After returning from service, Mr. Egan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1961 from Northeastern University. He remained dedicated to Northeastern throughout his life, serving as a Trustee for many years. The university honored him and his wife in 1996 with the naming of The Maureen and Richard J. Egan Engineering and Science Research Center.

Mr. Egan did graduate work at MIT's Draper Laboratory as part of the team that developed the Apollo guidance system.

In 1994, Mr. Egan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. He was also named New England's Master Entrepreneur of the year, and received many other honors and awards for his business leadership and philanthropic efforts.

In 2001, Mr. Egan was appointed Ambassador to Ireland by President George W. Bush, serving until 2003.

Mr. Egan supported numerous charities and causes throughout his lifetime, such as the Boy Scouts of America, Children's Hospital, UMASS-Memorial Healthcare, and numerous educational institutions. He also established the Hopkinton Technology for Education Foundation.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maureen (Fitzgerald) Egan. He was the loving father of John Egan and his wife Pamela, Michael Egan and his wife Donna, Maureen Petracca and her husband Paul, Christopher Egan and his wife Jean, Catherine Walkey and her husband Rod. Mr. Egan was also the devoted grandfather to 15 grandchildren and is also survived by his sister Beverly Egan, many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and good friends.

In remembering Dick, his wife Maureen said, "I am greatly saddened and will miss him terribly, but he'll always be with me."ť

Family and close friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4-7 PM at the Orchard Barn on Country Way in Hopkinton. A public service will be held Thursday, Sept. 3 with visitation from 4-5:30 PM at EMC Corporation, 21 Coslin Dr., Southborough, MA. A memorial service will follow at 5:30 PM. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

Finley Hutton Perry, 92

Finley Hutton Perry of Needham, formerly of Dover, died Monday, August 17, at the age of 92 at his home in Needham.

He was born July 15, 1917 in Nahant, MA and graduated from Noble and Greenough School, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School. He worked in Philadelphia during the final years of World War II where he met and married his first wife of fifty five years, Sylvia Stokes Perry.

He moved to Boston in 1945 and entered private law practice with Johnson, Clapp, Ives, & King. He remained with the firm until his retirement in 1995. He served as a volunteer on many committees and Boards in the Town of Dover where he resided for 54 years, and also served on a number of private foundations, trusts, and other concerns in the Boston area. A man of strong but quiet faith, in the early 1950s Mr. Perry with his wife and others helped to found the Wellesley Friends (Quaker) Meeting, to which he continued to contribute in both spiritual and tangible ways all his life.

His first wife, Sylvia Perry, died in 2000 and his second wife, Mildred Patterson Perry, in 2005. He is survived by four children, Finley H. Perry Jr. of Hopkinton, Sandy Perry of San Jose, CA, Faith Perry of Roslindale, and Thomas S. Perry of Starksboro, VT. A memorial service for Finley will be held at 3PM on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Wellesley Friends Meeting at 26 Benvenue Street in Wellesley. For obit and guestbook Eaton Funeral Home.

 

Marion R. "Ginger" Dunn, 63

 

FRAMINGHAM - Marion R. "Ginger" Dunn, 63, died Friday August 28, 2009 at Metrowest Medical Center - Natick.  She was the wife of John Dunn, to whom she was married for 30 years.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late John and Marion (Rice) Rousseau. 

She was a 1963 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was employed for 46 years with Liberty Mutual.  She was a long-time Red Cross blood donor and a telephone volunteer for WGBH television.  She enjoyed reading, ceramics and spending time with family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Ronald and wife Lori of North Attleborough, her daughters Debra Dietz and husband Edward of Hudson and Maureen Laronga of Whitinsville, her sisters Loretta Donathan and husband Larry of Chesterfield, VA and Debra Rousseau of Hopkinton, and her brothers John Rousseau and wife Alice of Bellingham and Russell Rousseau of Hopkinton.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The funeral wil be held Monday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 a.m.   Burial will follow in in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, August 30 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA  02301.
 

Maryann Kavanagh, 52

January 19, 1957 - August 18, 2009

 

Maryann Kavanagh, 52, of Savin Ave., West Haven passed away at home on August 18, 2009.  Daughter of the late Daniel Petrelli and Catherine Gonzalez.  She is survived by her children, Stefanie, & Bryan (Anna Hine) Kavanagh, and Danielle (Jose) Gonzales all of West Haven, her grandson Zachary Kavanagh, her step-parents Catherine Petrelli of MA and Antonio Gonzalez of Hamden, her brothers and sisters, Patti (Frank) Santiago, Rose Ann (Freddie) Carrero, Cindy (Ron) Soto, David Petrelli and Antonio (Kelly) Gonzalez, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister Tina Marie Gonzalez and her maternal grandparents Stanley and Mary Bayer.  Maryann was employed by the City of West Haven as an administrative assistant, for over 30 years.  She was also a member of the Emblem Club.

 

The hours for visitation will be SUNDAY from 3-7pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green.  Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home Monday morning at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St John Vianney Church at 11am.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

 

Deborah Lynn Marchand, 57
 

Pittsfield - Deborah Lynn Marchand, 57, Attorney of Pittsfield, MA., formerly of Holliston passed away suddenly on August 10, 2009. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mildred A. (Geyer) Marchand.

She grew up in Medway and graduated from Medway High School in 1969. She attended Framingham State College graduating in 1973 and went to Oxford University in England as well as the University of Wisconsin at Madison studying linguistics. She also did research work at the University of Adelaide in Sydney, Australia. Upon returning to the United States, she enrolled in the University of Oklahoma School of Law. She graduated in 1986 with her law degree. She served as Assistant District Attorney for the state of Oklahoma for several years, returning to Massachusetts in 1991. She then took a position with Western Mass Legal Services where she rose to Director prior to her passing.


She served on many civic boards and crisis intervention groups. She was a speaker for these groups concerning child abuse, domestic violence and women's rights. In recent years, she concentrated on the rights of the elderly in the greater Pittsfield area.

She is survived by her older sisters, Betty, Yvonne Marchand of Hopkinton and Denise, and older brothers Rodney and Joe. Her oldest sister Jane and older brother Paul pre-deceased her in 1981 and 1963 respectively. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and even more grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Visitation will take place on Friday, August 14, 2009 from 6:30-8:30p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A private family service will be held with burial in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston at a later date.

Gertrude M. Remby, 96

 

Gertrude M. Remby, 96, formerly of Hayden Rowe St. in Hopkinton, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Beaumont Nursing Center in Northborough. Born Gertrude Marie Houle in Franklin, MA; she grew up in Hyde Park, VT, married Edward Frederick Remby in 1938 and moved to Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton in 1941. Gertrude raised her 10 children by herself after the death of her husband in 1958.

Gertrude was a devoted contributor to many charities including Pine Street Inn, Mustard Seed, Heart Fund, Hospitality House, Catholic Women�s Guild, Westborough State Hospital, and St. John the Evangelist Parish.

She is survived by two sisters, Edna Gagner and Alice Stevenson both of Florida and ten children, Anne M. Remby of Arlington, MA; William E. Remby of Syracuse, NY; James R. Remby of Osterville, MA; Alvaretta J. Rosen of Shrewsbury, MA; Lorraine K. Remby of New Rochelle, NY; Thomas D. Remby of Los Angeles, CA.; Lawrence F. Remby of Cummington, MA; Mary L. Wynne of Madison, CT.; John P. Remby Sr. of Hopkinton, MA; and Alice M. Harwood of Bellingham, MA. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by two grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.Chesmore

FuneralHome.com. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton on August 8th at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations many be made to the Pine Street Inn, c/o Shauna Helton, 444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA. 02118 or to the Hopkinton Food Pantry, 86 South St. Hopkinton, MA. 01746, or to the charity of ones choice.

 

Alverie G. Paradis, 88

HOPKINTON - Alverie G. Paradis, 88, died July 31, 2009 in Milford.  He was the husband of Rita (Heaton) Paradis, who died in February 2008.   Born in Fort Kent, Maine, he was the son of the late George and Leona (Ouelette) Paradis. 

Mr. Paradis was a WWII veteran, attaining the rank of
Tech Sergeant and serving in the European Theater.  He was wounded in Holland and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Following the war, he attended Electronic Technical training, and subsequently opened his business, Paradis TV Sales & Service. He was a founding member of the Hopkinton Pop Warner Football League and was former president of the Hopkinton Little League.  He was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 2 in Hopkinton and was Commissioner of the Algonquin District for Boy Scouts. He was a religious education teacher at St. John the Evangelist Church and was a Hopkinton Selectman from 1977 to 1980. He was involved in research with the Boston Arm Project.

He leaves his children Leona Montville and husband Harold of Bellingham, Helene Matyi and husband Frank of Franklin, George and wife Janet of Oakham, William and wife Rita of Ayer, Andrew and wife Lisa of Hudson, Jean Tatro and husband Al of Milford, Joseph and wife Laurie of Hopkinton and Philip of Oxford.  He also leaves his grandchildren Jennifer Briggs, Christine Duggan, Philip Matyi, Michael and Sarah Montville, Elizabeth Raiche, Aimee Velasco, Tina Thibeault, Julie, Keri, Gregory, Dylan and Daniel Paradis, and Alexandra and Lauren Matias.  In addition, he leaves a sister Yvette Jutras of Lewiston, ME and a brother Fern Paradis of Englewood FL and 10 great grandchildren.  He is pre-deceased by his son Michael, who died in 1972.

The funeral will be held Thursday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m . from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery at the family's convenience.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, August 5 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to:  Fisher House Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA  02071.

 

John M. Mayo III, 81

 

John M. Mayo III, 81, of Sherborn, died peacefully July 22, 2009.  He was the son of Donald Rogers, Sr. and Margaritte Mayo. He was born on August 8, 1927 on Fairfield Farm in Sherborn, a 300-acre farm purchased by his parents the year of his birth, where he remained throughout his life. During his youth, "Jack" worked daily to build a thriving wholesale and home delivery milk distribution business. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1946 to 1948, then attended the University of Mass. at Stockbridge, studying agriculture. In 1958, he married Nancy Lee Hardigan, also of Sherborn. In response to the oil embargo of the 1970s, Jack and Nancy had the insight and fortitude to convert the farm into a private horse boarding facility, now the thriving Course Brook Farm.

He is survived by his sons, Matt of Sherborn, Brad and wife Sara of Hopkinton, Todd and wife Dawn of Holliston, Scott and wife Nancy of Holliston, as well as seven grandchildren: Tyler, Zak, Tucker, Laney, Samantha, Sean and Olivia. He is also survived by the children of his late brother Donald Rogers Jr.: Roddy, JP, David and Judy, and by his sister Connie Hauck of California and her daughters Lauren and Rachel. Jack’s family extends its deepest gratitude to Donny’s wife Ginny, and the staff of the Elliot Home in Natick, for the exemplary care Jack received in his final years.

Jack’s passion for life and for his beloved farm has left his family with a legacy and livelihood for which they will always be grateful and which will serve as an enduring tribute to his memory. To help preserve this legacy, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the John M. Mayo Memorial Fund c/o Middlesex Savings Bank 830 Washington St. Holliston, MA 01746, for the construction of a memorial garden in Jack’s honor at the farm. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009 beginning at 4:00 p.m at the farm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 

Howard C. Larter

Howard C. Larter, 85,of Woodville, died Monday, July 13, 2009 at the Blaire House in Milford. Born in the Woodville, he was the son of the late Herman and Cora (Kimball) Larter. He was the husband of Jessie (Simpson)
Larter for 62 years.

A lifelong resident of the Woodville section of Hopkinton, he graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1941and served in WWII in the 28th Infantry Division as a P.F.C. in France, Belgium, and Germany. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church, The American Legion and the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. After being discharged from the Army, he worked for his father in the trucking and construction business. In 1950, he took over the business and operated it until he retired in 1985.

Besides his wife of Woodville, he is survived by 2 sons, John and his wife Pam and Paul and his wife Brenda; four grandchildren, Darcey, David,
Alexis and Jason, and 3 great-grandchildren; Noah
Gabrielle and Joshua, all of Woodville. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Connor.

Visitation will take place on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.


 A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00a.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow
in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood St. Woodville, MA. 01784.

Ruth J. Kenney, 90

 

HOPKINTON - Ruth J. Kenney, 90, died Thursday, July 9, 2009 in Framingham.  She was the wife of Thomas Kenney, who died in 1980.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late John and Ina (Hamilton) Macmillan. 

She was a 1938 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a charter member of the HHS Athletic Hall of Fame.  She was a lifelong, loyal fan of the Boston Celtics.

She is survived by her sons Thomas and his wife Mary of Norwood, Jack and his wife Terri of Hopkinton and Kevin Kenney and Monica Coyne of Hopkinton.  She also leaves 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday, July 13 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 38 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday July 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Donations:  Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

 

Leon Eugene Mason, 89

 

Leon Eugene Mason, 89, of Hopkinton, died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the Park Avenue Nursing and Rehab Center in Arlington. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Ralph and Minnie (Hayes) Mason.

A Hopkinton resident since 1949 and formerly of Natick, he was an Army Veteran in WWII and served from Jan. 1941-Oct. 1945. He was involved in three campaigns; Corregidor, Leyte, and New Guinea Campaigns. After the war, he worked at Dennison Manufacturing from 1946-1979.

He is survived by 3 sons, James B. Mason of Auburn and his fiancee Jackie Juaire, David A. Mason of Hopkinton and his former wife Janice, Lawrence E. Mason of Arlington and 1 daughter, Carol A. Harvey and her husband Bob of Red Bluff, CA. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by a son, Perry M. Mason, a brother, Melvin Mason, a sister Cora Mason; and his former wife, Edna (Leland) Mason.

Visitation will take place on Monday, June 29 from 5-8p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  Private burial services will take place at Dell Park Cemetery in Natick.
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1207 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA. 02476

 

Frederick "Fred" Esler, 93

 

Frederick "Fred" Esler died peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday,
June 7th, 2009. He was 93. He was the beloved husband of Frances E. Esler to whom he was married for 69 years. Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Albert F. Esler and Louise (Newbury) Esler. He was the brother of May, Carl and Al. Fred was a business owner selling and repairing televisions, radios and record players. He also owned and managed Esler's Hardware.

During World War II Fred worked on the top secret Manhattan Project. He worked in Washington D. C., later traveling to Bikini Atoll for the first bomb tests. His role was with Geiger Counters; measuring and studying radiation to protect his colleagues from its effects.

On retirement, he moved to Walworth, NY where he helped build a new home with a large stone fireplace. He planted grapes and made his own wine. He was active in Rotary Club volunteering at a camp for disabled children. Fred loved travel, being outdoors, fishing, photography and telling jokes. He could repair almost anything. In the early nineties, Fred and Fran moved to Hopkinton, MA to be near family. A generous man with a great sense of humor, he made new friends easily. He continued to travel into his late eighties.

He is survived by his wife Frances Esler, daughter Carol Esler, son in law Don Keiser and grandson Cody Esler Keiser. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sherborn, MA on Sunday June 28th at 2:00 pm.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of
Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or Baypath Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Rd. Hopkinton, MA.

Ellen Frances Fitzgerald, 71

 

Ellen Frances Fitzgerald, 71, of Hopkinton, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Earner) Kilroy. She was the wife to James P. Fitzgerald of Humarock.

Raised in Halifax, she was formerly of South Weymouth, and most recently of Hopkinton. Ellen was a Homemaker, Certified Nurses Aide, and Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, cooking, and was a lifelong Red Sox Fan.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 8 sons, James P. Fitzgerald, Jr. and his wife Denise of Hopkinton, Kevin P. Fitzgerald and his wife Suellen of Westborough, Patrick T. Fitzgerald and his wife Maureen of Milton, Daniel J. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton, Paul F. Fitzgerald and his wife Michelle of Mendon, John T. Fitzgerald and his wife Sandy of Mansfield, David A. Fitzgerald and Mark J. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton; and one daughter, Kathleen M. Herlihy and her husband Colin of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her 5 sisters, Peggy Fitzgerald of Halifax, Mary Ann Duffy of Dorchester, Ann Lacey of Georgetown, Kathy Needham of Scituate, Judy Thibeau, of Marstons Mills; and 3 brothers; Jim Kilroy of Marshfield, Bob Kilroy of Westport, and Larry Kilroy of Warwick, MA. She also leaves behind 18 cherished grandchildren, 37 nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Services from the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton will be private with her family on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445 in her memory.

Frederick Leslie Nobles

 

HOPKINTON - Frederick Leslie Nobles, 86, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, May 29, 2009, at MetroWest Medical Center Framingham, with family at his side. He was born in Hartfield Point, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. The son of Frederick and Myrtle (Boyd) Nobles. He moved to Holliston at the age of 4 with his parents and brothers, Robert and Lloyd.

 

He moved to Hopkinton in his later years. He is survived by his brothers; Robert of Holliston, Lloyd of Utah, and Francis of Florida. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Marion Nobles of Natick, Frederick of Middleborough, Carol Grann of Ashland, Linda Lannin of Mason, NH. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in New England and Florida.

 

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 4, 2009, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the Chesmore Funeral home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton. Funeral services will follow with the Reverend Ernest Batten. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton.

 

William F. Casey Jr., 81,

HOPEDALE - William F. Casey Jr., 81, died Monday May 18, 2009 in Worcester.  He was the husband of the late Eileen "Daisy" (McCarthy) Casey, who died in September 2007.  Born in Maynard, he was the son of the late William F. and Ada (Carbone) Casey.  He was employed for many years as a machinist at General Electric and Fenwal of Ashland.

He is survived by his daughter Patricia Casey of Carlsbad, CA, his brother James and his wife Elizabeth of Ashland, his sisters Mary Clark of NH and Margaret Cox of IL,  and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

The funeral will be held Friday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Angels Church, Route 140, Upton at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, May 21 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Care Alternatives and Westboro Health Care for their love and care of William this past year.

Donations:  Canine Angels for Living Independently, 5620 Paseo Del Notre, PO Box 127-C, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Marie Frances Titus, 48

Marie Frances Titus, 48, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Hopkinton, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 following a courageous battle with cancer. Raised in Braintree, MA she was the daughter of the late James and Frances Young. She was the wife of 24 years and best friend to Mark A. Titus of Mesa, AZ.

Besides her husband, Marie is survived by her daughter and love of her life, Jessica (Titus) Burnside and her husband Adam of Mesa, AZ; 3 brothers, Richard Young of Southboro, MA, Paul Young of Chelmsford, MA, and Frank Peasley of Traverse City, MI; and 4 sisters, Kim Peters and her husband Peewee of Henderson, NV, Laurie Downer and her husband Douglas, Geri Blesma and her husband Bruce, and Becky Dietlan and her husband Jim, all of Traverse City, MI. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and countless lifelong friends.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time, however, a memorial service will be held in Mesa, AZ on August 22, 2009 in honor of her birthday. The family thanks all those who have sent their warm wishes and kind thoughts throughout Marie’s battle with cancer. She cherished all of her friends and family and wanted everyone to know that she will be looking down on them forever.

Celia V. Bonaccorso, 91

 

HOPKINTON - Celia V. Bonaccorso, 91, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Milford.  She was the wife of the late Anthony Bonaccorso, who died in 1975.  Born in Rockville, CT and raised in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Woodacre) Lemek.

She was employed as a quality control inspector during WWII by the Army Corp of Engineers.  She then was employed in the restaurant industry in Florida, New York and Cape Cod, and locally at the Uxbridge Inn and Abner Wheeler House.  After retiring from Aritech Corporation of Framingham, Celia enjoyed her family, her neighbors and her home.

She is survived by her son John and his wife Joan and grandchildren Matthew and Lindsay, all of Franklin, her sister Lottie Heroux of No. Smithfield, RI, and her brother John Lemek of Las Vegas, NV.  She is pre-deceased by her brothers Edward and Matthew Lemek and her sisters Matilda Budnick and Amelia Jaworski.

Private funeral services by the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home of Hopkinton will be at the family's convenience.

Donations:  Bay Path Elder Services, 33 Boston Post  Road West, Marlborough, MA  01752.

Patricia (Patty) J. McIntyre

 

RICHMOND, ME Patricia (Patty) J. McIntyre, age 55, lost her courageous battle with cancer on April 25, 2009. Born in 1954 in Framingham, MA she was the loving daughter of Barbara Jean and Francis J. McIntyre. She is survived by her best friend and devoted husband Tom Barnett of Richmond, ME, with whom she shared a joyful and fulfilling life. She also leaves her brothers Francis McIntyre and his wife Donna, and Brian McIntyre all of Hopkinton, MA and Michael McIntyre and his wife Joan of Taunton, MA, as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

 

She obtained her degree in Sports Medicine and was a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor of gymnastics, swimming, lifeguarding, and water safety in the Brunswick, Maine area for many years. A pioneer in the recycling movement, she and her husband Tom were avid certified organic gardeners. Patty was especially proud of awards she won at the Common Ground Fair. She enriched the lives of a wide range of people, young to old, and will be greatly missed.

 

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Johns Church, in Hopkington, MA on Saturday, May 2 at 10 am. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2PM to 5PM at the Mid Coast Gymnastics Center, 41 Winter Street, Topsham, Maine 04086. All are welcomed to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Patty McIntyre Scholarship Fund at MidCoast Chapter, American Red Cross, 16 Community Way, Topsham, ME 04086 or at www.midcoast.redcross.org, (207-729- 6779). Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Maine 04357.

John W. Long, Sr.

 

HOPKINTON – John W. Long, Sr. died April 26, 2009 after an extended period of declining health. He was the husband of Sybil A. (Chambers) Long, to whom he was married for 55 years.  Born in Framingham, he was the youngest son of Martin J. and Mary J. (Broderick) Long, who were born in County Galway, Ireland.

He was the beloved father of Carol John and her husband, Savas, of Franklin; Joan Gorman and her husband, William, of Hopkinton; John, Jr. (Jackie) Long of Worcester; Jeffrey Long and his wife, Michelle, of Hopedale and James Long and his wife, Deborah “Kaseigh”, of Tennessee; his grandchildren: Ryan John Fuer and his wife, Krystal; Amy Cloutier and her husband, Jason; Matthew, Laura and Colleen Gorman; Chelsea and Nicole Long and Jessica “Bailey” Long, as well as Katherine Staiti, Penny Ann Manteria and George John.

In addition to his children and grandchildren, John is survived by one brother, William C. Long of Hopedale and two sisters-in-law, Julia Long of West Warren and Johanna Lennox of Holliston. He was predeceased by three brothers, Gerard, Francis and Martin Long and one sister, Mary Tigue.  He was the caring uncle of many special nieces and nephews and their families.  In addition to his family, he loved to garden and was a life-long fan and season ticket holder of the Boston Red Sox.

Mr. Long was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in Korea and was a survivor of the November 26 – December 11, 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir which took place in the sub-zero temperatures and treacherous snowstorms of North Korea.  He was a member of the USMC fraternal organization, “The Chosin Few”, whose aim is to perpetuate the memories of that epochal battle and, especially, to honor the memory of the 3,000 of their brothers who gave the Supreme Sacrifice during that battle.
 

John was a charter member of the VFW in Ashland, MA, a longtime parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton and was retired from General Motors.

The funeral will take place Thursday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 AM.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, April 29; 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chosin Few New England, c/o Norman J. Deptula, PO Box 922, Webster, MA 01570 or the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Dorothy R. "Dot" Bishop, 83

 

HOPKINTON - Dorothy R. "Dot" Bishop, 83, died Sunday April 26, 2009 in Framingham.  Born in Brookline, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Catherine (Glynn) McCarthy.  She was a Brookline High School graduate and worked at GE Telechron in Ashland.

She is survived by her children Mary Ellen Bizinet and husband Paul of South Grafton, Barbara Walsh of Centerville and John and wife Lucilene of Framingham, her sister Mary Sullivan of Brookline and her brother Joseph McCarthy of Oregon.  She also leaves her grandsons Casey and Joseph.  She is pre-deceased by her husband Albert, her son Edward and her sister, Catherine McGee.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street,  followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday April 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Donald R. Bartlett, 63

 

Donald R. Bartlett, 63, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, April 25, 2009. Born in Natick he was the son of Eleanor E. (Hughes) Bartlett of Natick and the late Ernest R. Bartlett. He was the husband of 38 years to Alice J. Bartlett of Hopkinton.

Besides his wife and his mother, he is survived by a son, Brian J. Bartlett and his wife Angela of Hopkinton; a daughter, Kristen M. Usher and her husband Derrick of Denver, CO.; He also leaves behind his siblings, Janet Higgins of Fountain Inn, S.C., Priscilla Galvin of Sudbury, Susan Porter of Hopkinton, Allen Bartlett of New London, N.H., and Joan Gilbert of Center Fayston, VT. He is predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Ribotto of Medway.

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1969 and later attended Harvard University Graduate School of Business. In 1969 he went to work for RCA Corporation (which later became GE then Martin Marietta) where he retired as Director of Program Management in the Aero Space Division. He started his own consulting company, Lorigan Management in 1995. He was involved in local town politics and was a member of the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee and the Hopkinton planning board. Don loved the outdoors enjoying fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking and skiing.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 4-8p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701.

Donald E. Bresse, 83,

HOPKINTON - Donald E. Bresse, 83 died Saturday, April 18, 2009 in Framingham.  He was the husband of Barbara A. (Dudley) Bresse, to whom he was married for 61 years.  Born in Walpole, he was the son of the late Alfred and Valeda (Langevin) Bresse. 

He was a U.S. Naval veteran and was employed by General Motors for 34 years.  He was a member of the Shriners of North America, the Amateur Radio Relay League and the Meridian Lodge Masons of Natick. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Rhonda Mauro of Upton and his sons Arthur of Hopkinton and Donald Jr. and wife Paula of Springfield, NH.  He also leaves his sisters Eileen Kovner of Virginia and Barbara Gallerani of Natick, and his grandchildren Keziah, Katie, Christopher, James and Sandra.

A memorial funeral service will be held Friday April 24 at 1 p.m. in the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  Calling hours will be 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial of cremains with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. 

Donations:  Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA  02114.

Diana L. Pond, 64

 

HOPKINTON - Diana L. Pond, 64, died Friday, April 18, 2009 in Wareham.  Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Ida (Johnson) Taylor. 

She is survived by her children Mark Pond of Hopkinton and Joanne Wilmoth of AZ, her sister Ann Alexander of Northbridge, her brothers Robert Taylor of Upton and Frederick Taylor of Hopkinton, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held Friday April 24 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street, Hopkinton.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

 

Anne Taylor McGary Hubler ,79

 

Anne Taylor McGary Hubler ,79, passed away at her home on Monday, April 13, 2009 in Hopkinton, MA. Anne was born on October 6, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to Walter and Mary McGary. Until the final 1 ˝ years of her life,
 

Anne was a lifetime resident of Dayton. She graduated from Oakwood High School and was a longtime supporter of the visual and performing arts in Dayton and throughout the state of Ohio. Anne was involved in the Civil
Rights movement and was a member of the Dayton Junior League, working to bring positive social change to her Dayton community.

From the 1970 to 2008 Anne actively supported numerous local and regional arts organizations both in professional roles and as a tireless volunteer. She was the General Manager of the Dayton Contemporary Dance
Company in its founding years, General Manager of the Dayton Children's Theater, President of the Friends of the Dayton Ballet, Manager of Creativity 80's programs with the Engineering Department at the University of Dayton, and President of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network. Anne was a member of the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Ohio Art League, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, and many local and regional art quilt groups.

In the early 1990's Anne started her own art career in fiber art. Her goal was to elevate fiber art or women's art, to the status of fine art.
She exhibited her work in numerous galleries across the state of Ohio including the Governor's Mansion and the White House's permanent art collections. She won many awards including the Individual Excellence Awardfrom the Ohio Arts Council in 2006, and a lifetime achievement Special Commendation Award from the Board of County Commissioners and theMontgomery County Arts and Cultural District in 2008.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her 1st husband William Kuntz Jr., and her 2nd husband George Beckman Hubler. Anne is survived by her sisters Ellen Rill, Patricia Mudd and Mary Driscoll; her five children William Kuntz III, George (Pamela) Hubler Jr., James Hubler, Mary (Steven) Ansell, and Hazel (Kent) Chapple; and nine grandchildren, Robert and Andrew Kuntz, Reed, Mitchell and Haley Hubler, Louisa, Rachel and Samuel Ansell, Finley Chapple. A memorial will be held in June in the Dayton area. Local arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, MA.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a Dayton arts organization.

Edwin Charles Gilman

 

GLOUCESTER Edwin Charles Gilman passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the Den Mar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockport after a lingering illness. His wife, Marcia (Flaherty) Luster survives him.

 

He was born in Natick, MA on March 7, 1930 and was raised in Ashland, MA and lived there for 55 years before moving to Gloucester, MA in 1985. He signed a contract with the Boston Braves Baseball Organization in 1948 while a Senior in High School. After graduation he played on the Braves Farm team until 1950 when he joined the Navy and served for the next 4 years, returning to the Braves Organization after his discharge from the Navy.

 

Eddie also served as a Selectman in Ashland for 6 years. He worked for many years at Ashland Lumber Company and later for Whitman and Howard Architectural Engineers in Wellesley.

 

He is survived by three step-sons, William Luster and wife Kemith, Michael Luster and wife Ann-Marie and Chris Gillon; all of Gloucester. Also surviving are step-grandchildren, Emma, Sean, Drew, Charlie, Lizzie, Kit and Lucy-Jeanne. He leaves five children; Edwin C. Gilman, Jr. and wife Danielle of Florida; Jayne M. ONeil and husband Edward of Ashland, MA; Gary J. Gilman and wife Diana of Florida; Tammy L. Stepien and husband Michael of Hopkinton, MA; and Jay J. Gilman and wife Deborah of Hopkinton, MA. Seven grandchildren; Geoffrey Geurtsen; Jacqueline ONeil; Brittany ONeil; Edward ONeil; Corey J. Gilman; Olivia A. Gilman and Julia A. Gilman. He is also survived by his former wife Barbara A. Gilman of Ashland.

 

Calling Hours are scheduled for Friday April 17, 2009 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm at the James Greely Funeral Home on 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA Funeral will be at 11:00 am from the Funeral Home on Saturday April 18th.

Maureen J. Barilone,

 

Maureen J. Barilone, 77,  of Worcester and formerly of Hopkinton died Sunday, April 12, 2009. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Carey) Heaton. She was the wife of Michael F. Barilone who passed in 1986.

A former resident of Hopkinton and Bradenton, FL, Maureen was a graduate of Mary E Wells High School in Southbridge and a retiree from Digital Equipment Corp where she had worked for many years.

She is survived by 1 son, Scott Pierce of Worcester; 2 daughters, Heidi Pierce of Scottsdale, AZ., and Carole Donovan and her husband Jeff of Grafton, 1 brother, Tom Carey of Ashville, N.C. and 2 loving kitty cats Spooky and Tuschy. She also leaves behind a number of cousins and caring friends. She is predeceased by a brother, Bruce Heaton.

A funeral home service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 12:00p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Visitation will take place from 11:00-12:00 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Altered Tails, a cat rescue organization, at: Altered Tails - AzCATS 950
W. Hatcher Road Phoenix, AZ 85021

Corinne J. Bleyle Rogers

HOPKINTON Corinne J. (Bleyle) Rogers, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, April 11, 2009. She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Al Rogers, and devoted mother to Justin and his wife, Andrea Rogers, of Hopkinton; loving daughter of Merril and Doris of Winchester; and sister to Alan Bleyle of Waltham.

 

Corinne was a 1978 graduate of Boston University with a masters of fine arts. She worked for Eastern Insurance as an assistant vice president and manager of the select department.

 

She found enjoyment raising her son, reading and birdwatching. She also loved painting and quilting, and was an avid Boston sports fan.

 

Her funeral will take place from the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St. (Rte. 16), Newton, Wednesday, April 15, at 9 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 10 a.m. in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours are Tuesday, April 14, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ellie Fund at 475 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494 (www.elliefund.org) would be greatly appreciated.

Madeline M. Marolda, 89


Madeline M. Marolda, 89, of Hopkinton, died April 7, 2009 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Cambridge she was the daughter of the late Josephine and Michael Mangiacotti, She was the wife of the late Michael Marolda. A member of St. Joseph's Church in Medford, she leaves a son, Anthony M. Marolda, of Hopkinton and 2 grandchildren, Cara and Lauren. She is predeceased by her daughter Mary.

Funeral services were private. A luncheon to celebrate her life will be at her sons home at 2 pm on Saturday April 18, 2009. Donations may be sent to: New England Organ Bank, One Gateway Center, Suite 202, Newton, MA 02458 - 2803 Arrangements were under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.

 

Richard W. Schofield Sr.

Richard W. Schofield Sr. HOPKINTON Richard W. Schofield Sr., 72, of Hopkinton, formerly of Wellesley, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.

 

Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (O'Neal) Schofield. He was a master electrician, Wellesley College. Beloved husband of June (Roque) Schofield, he was also the devoted father of Richard W. Schofield Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Mendon, Sharron Schofield of Milford, Maribeth Boulos of Norton, Edmund Ted Schofield and his wife, Becky, of Whitinsville, Matthew Schofield and his wife, Jill, of Yarmouth, Maine, Jonathan Schofield and Diane Covino of Whitinsville, Dana Dan Schofield and his wife, Jenn, of Clinton, and Dionne Brooks and her husband, Jim, of Auburn; grandfather of Joey, Jessica, Nick, Richie, Zack, Ashley, Eric, T.J., Jake, Scott, Allie, Avery, Abby and baby girl, Brooks. He was the brother of the late Joseph and William Schofield, Mary Saum, Peggy Hayes and Carol Bristow.

 

A funeral will take place Wednesday, April 8, at 9 a.m., from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rte. 16), Wellesley. A funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley Hills, is at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Private interment is in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Online guestbook and directions are at http://www.gfdoherty.com/ .

Rose P. Davis, 78

Rose P. Davis, 78, of Hopkinton and formerly of Holliston, died Saturday, April 4, 2009. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Lucia Bianchi. She was the wife of 41 years to the late Edward C. Davis who passed in February 1999.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 3 years, she was formerly of Holliston where she had lived since 1964. She lived her life on her own terms and in the early days worked as a hairdresser. She also worked at WA Wilde Co. in Holliston and was an avid reader and enjoyed cappuccino.

She is survived by 1 son, Charles Davis and his wife Robin of Gypsum, CO., 3 daughters, Kathleen Iannetta and her husband Piero of Waltham, Karen Marrazzo and her husband Sal of W. Newton, and Cheryl Asselin and her husband Paul of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her Aunt Rose Proia, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by 3 siblings, Hugo, Dom Jr. and Eleana Bianchi.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1:00p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St. Boston, MA. 02115
 

Robert "Bob" Eugene Grant, 74

Hopkinton- Robert "Bob" Eugene Grant, 74, of Woodville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Northbridge. Born in Milford, he was the youngest child of William and Eva Grant.

In 1999, he retired from Bay State Abrasive Company. He had previously worked at Dennison Mfg. in Framingham and also worked part time as a school bus driver and for his brother Bill Grant in asphalt paving and landscaping. He was one of the few people born in the 1930's with the rare disease, Myasthenia Gravis- MG (meaning grave muscle weakness). It is still considered a rare disease today only affecting 10 people out of every million. There is no known cure.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Teachout and his two grandchildren, Corey and Robert Teachout of Mendon, his friend of many years, Joanne Armstrong, his three sisters, Rosemary Bleakney of Holliston, June Ranlett of Hopkinton, Caroline Predmore of Maryland, and
many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Fred and Bill Grant.

A memorial service of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 1821 University Ave. W-Suite S256, St. Paul, MN. 55104. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 

Elizabeth “Betty” (Barr) Fitzpatrick, 78


HOPKINTON – Elizabeth “Betty” (Barr) Fitzpatrick, a local voice in town conservation and a lifelong animal and nature lover died Monday, March 30, 2009 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, after a long illness.

Born in Westborough, MA, she was the daughter of Ormond T. and Dorothy (Molt) Barr and attended Westborough schools. An avid athlete who still holds the school record for the long toss, she graduated with the class of 1949 and began a career working with animals at a local veterinarian.

 

She married in 1953 and she and her late husband, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick (who died in 1990), founded one of the most successful animal boarding and grooming kennels, Saddle Hill Kennels, which they ran until retiring in 1987. She bred and raised AKC Champion English Springer Spaniels, which became her favorite breed.  On the kennel property, she also spent many hours in her vegetable garden and in running a fully self sufficient organic farm, complete with sheep, chickens, pigs, goats, and Hereford steers. The animals were the subject of her many short stories written for publication later in life. The site was conveyed and is now the home of Greyhound Friends, who rescue racing greyhounds for adoption throughout New England.

She was a well known conservationist, who led a well publicized fight to control over development in her beloved Hopkinton, culminating in a town bylaw change victory by special ballot (though this was overturned by the State). She was a founding member of the Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) and worked tirelessly helping to acquire open space parcels from developers, designing trail and land use plans, and writing for the organization’s newsletter. She became frequently quoted in newspapers as other towns sought to control development and growth.

Later in life she developed a third passion – golf. After beginning golf lessons on her 60th birthday, she became a quick study and joined the Ladies Golf League at Indian Meadows in Westborough. She became the Ladies Champion and held her title for many years well into her 70’s. She enjoyed the company of her friends from golf immensely and loved traveling to play on Cape Cod and New Hampshire, and winning many local “best ball” tournaments with her friends.

She leaves her two sons; Thomas Fitzpatrick and his wife Regina of Billerica; and Brian Fitzpatrick and his wife Ginny of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and five grandchildren – Taylor Fitzpatrick and Kenneth and Stephen Rogers of Billerica, and Brianna and Shannon Fitzpatrick of Port St. Lucie, FL. She also leaves a brother, Donald H. Barr of Laurel, Maryland and several beloved nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday April 4, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St. followed by a funeral Mass in  St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street,  at 10:00 a.m.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday April 3 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Dana Farber Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA  02445.

 

Willis A. "Will" Bird, 84

 

HOPKINTON -Willis A. "Will" Bird, 84, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick, after a long period of declining health. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Albert Glenn and Ingrid Caroline (Melen) Bird, and was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Voltmann) Bird. He was born on Christmas Day, 1924, and died on the couple's 62nd wedding anniversary.

 

As a youth growing up in Winthrop, he was drawn most strongly to the ocean and to the study of electricity. He and his friends had kayaks and would explore the islands around Boston Harbor. He was often invited to act as crew in the sailboat races in the Gloucester area. The two loves became one after the U.S. entered World War II, and he found himself in the Navy and spent most of the war at sea as an electrician's Mate first class, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

 

His ship was the second to reach the doomed Indianapolis, torpedoed in July 1945 with nearly 2,000 men aboard. Only 316 were rescued, and in his later years, he could never recount the story without weeping. After the war, he attended colleges in New York and Boston, earning degrees in electrical and industrial engineering, and spent most of his career in the field of electronics in companies from Mass. to Conn., and from Florida to Western Mass., eventually settling in , Hopkinton, on Lake Whitehall.

 

He was employed by the then-Datatrol, later DdataCard, in Hudson and retired from there in January 1995.

 

He was an avid reader of the Bible, and taught himself Greek and Hebrew to be able to read the scriptures as originally written. Over the years, he taught Bible studies in several churches and private homes, until his failing health prevented it.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his daughters, Kathleen "Kathi" Blais of Weymouth and Patti Ann Bird of Blue Bell, Pa.; his sons, Robert G. Bird and his wife, Dawn, of Bellingham, and Terry A. Bird and his wife, Patti of West Palm Beach, Fla; two granddaughters, Katie Bird and Jennifer Blais; a great-grandson, Jamison, and a great-granddaughter, Reese, both of Weymouth. He is also survived by his only brother, Howard G. Bird of Vienna, Va.

 

A memorial service will take place Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Vineyard Church of Hopkinton, 84 South St., Hopkinton. Memorial gifts in Mr. Bird's name may be made to the Vineyard Church.

 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.

 

Private Burial services were held at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton.

Frances H. (Rooney) Sullivan, 83

 

NORTHBOROUGH - Frances H. (Rooney) Sullivan, 83, died Friday March 27, 2009.  She was the wife of Francis M. Sullivan, who died in September 1995.

Born in Somerville, she grew up in Arlington, one of four children of the late William and Gertrude (Cody) Rooney.  She moved to Wayland to raise her family and was the librarian at the Happy Hollow School in Wayland for 18 years. Fran was a wonderful mother who was patient, understanding, and always had time for her many friends and family. Volunteering was a continual part of her life.

She is survived by her daughters Bonnie (Laura) Sullivan and her husband John Davis of Blaine, WA; and Denise Sullivan and Richard Meisenheimer of Northborough, MA; and her son Glenn Sullivan and his wife Sharon of Hillsboro, OR.  She also leaves her brother John Rooney and his wife Eileen of Dennis, as well as her sister Gertrude O’Connell and her brother-in-law John Bonasera, both of Lexington.  In addition, she leaves three grandchildren; Sean, Patrick, and Michael Sullivan.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 W. Main St. at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2009.  The family of Frances Sullivan cordially invites friends and family for a reception back at her daughter’s house following the service at 199 Pleasant St., Northboro MA.  At her request, there will be no funeral home visiting hours.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA  02301.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hopkinton.

 

John F. "Jack" Morrissey, 77

 

HOPKINTON - John F. "Jack" Morrissey, 77, died March 19 at Metrowest Medical Center Framingham following an illness.  He was the husband of Mary (Cronin) Morrissey, to whom he was married for 32 years. He was a retired Fund Administrator for the Iron Workers of N.E. District Council in Boston.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Murphy) Morrissey.  John was a graduate of Worcester Classical High School and the College of the Holy Cross.  In 1958 he graduated from the North American College in Rome and he ministered in the Diocese of Worcester from 1958 to 1974.  In 1985 he graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy and Funeral Directing.  He was a licensed Massachusetts Funeral Director affiliated with his brother-in-law Thomas Cronin at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home in Hopkinton.  He was a member of the Holy Cross Club of Greater Worcester.

In addition to his wife, he leaves five nephews, Thomas F. Morrissey of Barre, William K. Olsen, Jr. of Rutland, Vt., Robert W. Auclair of Wollaston, and Stephen T. Cronin and Michael J. Cronin of Hopkinton; seven nieces, Mary T. Morrissey of Evanston, Ill., Carroll Primomo of Delmar, N.Y., Patricia Morrissey of Maine, Bernadette Golas of Boylston, Kathleen Saunders of Newburyport, Mary McDermott of Westborough and Kathleen Townsend of Indianhead, Ill.  He also leaves his brothers- and sisters-in-law William and Ann Olsen of Rutland, Vt., Robert and Kathleen  Auclair of Greenfield, Thomas and Elizabeth Cronin of Hopkinton and Joanne Morrissey of Worcester.  In addition, he leaves 16 grand nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by three brothers, Thomas "Moe," William "Deac," and Robert "Butch" Morrissey, all formerly of Worcester.

His funeral will be held Monday March 23 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, with a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, March 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748 or Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Gerard M. Sullivan, 52,

 

DARLINGTON, S.C. Gerard M. Sullivan, 52, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Darlington, S.C. He was the son of Joseph Sullivan Sr. and the late Patricia Sullivan.

 

Gerard was a graduate of Hopkinton High School, Class of 1975. He joined the Army and was in the Airborne Ranger division.

 

He was the father of David Sullivan and his wife, Melissa, of Austin, Texas, and Christopher and Philip Sullivan, of Mcallen, Texas; four brothers, John Sullivan, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Joseph Sullivan of Texas, Dennis Sullivan of Hopkinton, and Donald Sullivan of Lexington; sister, Suzanne Evans, of Mexico; one grandchild, John Sullivan, of Austin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Services will take place in Austin, Texas.

E. Charles "Chuck" Mullen III, 41

 

HOPKINTON - E. Charles "Chuck" Mullen III, 41, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Edward C. Mullen and Elaine (Marquis) Mullen of Hopkinton and grandson of Marcelle Marquis of Oxford.

He was a 1987 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was employed by the Framingham DPW.  He was an avid softball player, participating in many leagues in the area.  He also enjoyed snowmobiling and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his mother and grandmother, he is also survived by his sister Patricia Trudeau and her husband John of Feeding Hills, and Lisa Brown and her husband Sean of Plymouth.  He also leaves four nieces and two nephews.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  Private burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland will take place at the family's convenience. 

A collation will be held after the funeral Mass at 11:30 at the Eagles Fraternal Order #894, 55 Park Street, Framingham. 

There are no calling hours.  The Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations:  Mullen Scholarship Fund, c/o Sovereign Bank, 66 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

John R. Vitale, 81

John R. Vitale, 81, of Hopkinton, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Arcangelo and Margaret (Maglietta) Vitale. He was the husband to Frances (Dolce) Vitale of Hopkinton.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 5 years, and formerly of East
Meadow, NY, John had attended Saint Johns Church of Hopkinton and St. Raphael's Church in New York. He worked as a cable splicer for the NY City Transit Authority and has an engineer of Erasmus High School in Brooklyn, NY. Hewas a Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion in Bellmore, NY. He was also a member of the local 4 Operating Engineers and was a dedicated member of the Arbor society. He loved sailing and fishing.

Besides his wife he is survived by 4 daughters, Mary Kullak and her husband Frank of Shrewsbury, Donna Casasanta and her husband Michael of Hopkinton, Francine Vitale of Massapequa, NY and Justine Legault and her husband Paul of Arundel Quebec. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Christopher, John, Robert Kullak and his wife Denise, Francesca and Michael Casasanta, and Joseph Rocco Legault, as well as 2 great grandchildren, Robert and Ryan Kullak.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 3-6p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 1:00p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701 or Metrowest Homecare and Hospice, 85 Lincoln St. Framingham, MA. 01702

John E "Pa" Dailey, 91

John E. "PA" Dailey, 91, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at home with his family at his side.  He was the husband of Adeline (Preservadi) Dailey, to whom he was married for 59 years.  Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late George and Jennie (Brown) Dailey.  

He was a 1937 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a WWII Army veteran, serving in the 907th Signal Company Depot AVN.  He was employed for over 25 years by ETL Constructions and was a member of Teamsters Local 170.  He was also a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, Framingham.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Edward and wife Pamela of Hopkinton, his daughters Joanne Sparks and husband Thomas of Hopedale, Marie Wood and husband William of Hopkinton, and Deborah Ann Vento and husband Anthony of Upton.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Heather, Corissa, Tara, Anthony, Jennifer, Melissa, Jonathan, Timothy, Elizabeth, Laura and Karen, and 12 great grandchildren.  He also leaves his sisters Rita Cassidy of Ashland and Helen Pancini of Framingham.

The funeral will be held Monday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial with military honors will follow in the parish cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, March 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Donations:  Hopkinton Ambulance, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748; Metrowest Hospice, 85 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA  01702; or Natick Visiting Nurses Assoc., 209 W. Central Street, Suite 313, Natick, MA 01760

Stuart H. Merrifield, 91

 

Stuart H. Merrifield, 91, of Hopkinton, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Born in Vermont, he was the son of the late Frank and Mable (Blair) Merrifield. He was the husband of the late Doris W. (Wright) who passed in 2001.

A Hopkinton resident since 1940, he was an army veteran and a member of the John Warren Lodge, the VFW of Ashland #2331, and the Couples Club. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and golfing.

He is survived by 2 sons, Wayne Merrifield of Hopkinton, Frank Merrifield and his wife, Dorothy, of Snellville, GA., 2 daughters, Nancy J. Ring and her late husband, David, of Westborough, and Lois A. Hansen and her late husband, Dennis, of Danvers. He also leaves behind his brother in law, William Wright and his wife, June, of Hopedale, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 4-7p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milford VNA and Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA. 01757 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748, or Friends of Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

 

Harriet G.B. Dryden, 85

 

Harriet G.B. Dryden, 85, of Hopkinton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Kathryn (Ferris) Borden. She was the wife of the late William T. Dryden who passed in 1982.

A Hopkinton resident since 1930, she was a bus driver for the town of Hopkinton for many years as well as a Girl Scout leader. She was a truck driver for the American Red Cross in WWII, and was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Fund, Arthritis Foundation and F.I.S.H. She was a lifetime member of Eastern star and was employed for many years at New England Telephone as a switchboard operator. She had a love for animals and their welfare.

She is survived by a daughter, Wesley L. Dryden and her husband Peter Ireland of Syracuse, NY, and 1 son, Scott W. Dryden and his wife Bonnie of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Nathanael, Meghen, Taylor and Spencer as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister, Audrey B. Claflin.

A private funeral service was held with her family in the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Camillus Health Center, 447 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA. 01588.

John Palinkas, 60

John Palinkas, 60 of Hopkinton, MA died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 24th at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, MA.

He was a 1966 graduate of Ashland High School and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara (Moore) Palinkas of Hopkinton whom he was married to for 41 years. The son of Mary (Palinkas) Grenga of Ashland and the late John Palinkas, he is survived by his mother-in-law Olivia Moore of Ashland, his three children, John S. Palinkas and his wife Shannon of Upton, Joseph Palinkas of Hopkinton, and Elizabeth Thieme and her husband Derek of Rowley. He also leaves six grandchildren, Koady, Megan, John, Michael, Leah, and Cole. As well as his two sisters, Aranka Ciccarelli of Hopkinton and Maggie Dicken of Ashland, and a brother Stephen Palinkas of Uxbridge and many nieces and nephews.

He was a dedicated postal employee for over forty years. An avid golfer, he enjoyed being with his friends, vacationing in Maine, traveling, and playing with his grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28th at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. in Ashland. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations be made to the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mount Wayte Ave # 2, Framingham, MA 01702 of which John and his family are participants.

Raimondo Capobianco,75

 

Raimondo Capobianco, 75, of Natick, died after a brief illness at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Born in Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Angelina Capobianco. He was the husband of the late Adeline (Grieco) Capobianco.

A longtime Natick resident, he worked as an auto mechanic at a couple of local car dealerships.

He is survived by 1 son, Joseph Capobianco and his wife Cynthia of Hopkinton, 1 daughter, Angela Adamain and her husband Doug of Branchville, SC. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Ray and Anna Capobianco, and Anna, Jenna, and Julia Adamain.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, February 15 from 2-4p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com. A funeral mass will take place on Monday at 10:00a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will take place at the Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Project Just Because, Inc. P.O. Box 36, 45 G South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
 

Mary Ellen Sharp, 75

Mary Ellen Sharp, 75, of Milford, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away, Sat. Feb. 7th at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick, surrounded by family. Born in White Plains, NY; she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Beatrice (Coons) MacIntosh, and wife of Jon Thomas Sharp. They were married 17 years. Mary Ellen was the wife of the late Alfred Reinertson, who died in 1982.

A longtime resident of Hopkinton, she moved to Milford in 2005. Mrs. Sharp worked as a nurse for Bethany Healthcare in Framingham for 26 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children: Lori Salera and her husband David of Tewksbury, MA; William Reinertson and his wife Diane of Hopkinton; Scott Reinertson and his partner Sandra Ciccone of Rindge, NH; and James Reinertson and his wife Jacqui of York, ME; two step-children; Susan Flannery and her husband Matthew of Milford, MA; and Chris Sharp and his wife Carey of Austin, MN; thirteen grandchildren: Kate LaChapelle and her husband Alan; Matthew Arvanitis; Will, Annelyse, and Drew Reinertson; Lexi Reinertson; Cassandra, Lillian, and A.J. Reinertson; Caitlin and Ian Flannery; and Taylor and Emma Sharp; one brother, Kevin Koch; and two sisters; Joyce Weingarter and Suzanne Terry.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 11:00am in St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton with burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery in Hopkinton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home 325 Main St. in Ashland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851

Claire E. (Spellman) Gallagher, of Milton and Falmouth Heights, February 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Dr. John F. Gallagher, Jr. Dear daughter of the late George and Rose (Sullivan) Spellman. Devoted mother of 2 daughters, Nancy Gallagher of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Susan Fraser and her husband Richard of Hopkinton, and 3 sons, John F. Gallagher III and his wife Cynthia of Sherborn, Richard S. Gallagher and his wife Kelly of Milton and Stephen D. Gallagher of Midlothian, VA. Dear sister of Frank Spellman and his wife Sue of Braintree, and sister-in-law to Margaret (Gallagher) Vahey of Milton and Marie Hynes Gallagher of Falmouth Heights. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren whom she loved and cherished, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Claire was devoted to her children and grandchildren and had a very full life. She was a late graduate of St. Gregory’s High School, Simmons College and Curry College.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha’s Church, Milton on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited.

Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON Tuesday, 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s name may be sent to The American Lung Assn. 25 Spring St. Walpole, MA 02081 or The American Heart Assn. 20 Speen St.
Framingham MA. 01701.

Henry E. Thomas, Jr.

 

RANGELEY Plantation, Maine - Henry E. Thomas Jr., 65, of Rangeley Plt., Maine, formerly of Hopkinton, Mass., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home in Rangeley Plt.

 

He was born on Apr. 21, 1943, in Framingham, the son of Henry E. and Mary (Carey) Thomas Sr. He graduated from Marian High School in Framingham, and went on to attend college in Merrimack, N.H. Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

He married Linda Palmer on Nov. 19, 1966. He worked as a land surveyor for Schofield Bros. Inc. in Framingham for 35 years. He and his wife retired to Maine in 2002, where he enjoyed home renovation projects, snowmobiling and especially boating on Rangeley Lake. During the winter months, Henry and Linda traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he enjoyed time spent on the golf course.

 

He was a communicant of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Rangeley and was a member of M.A.L.C.E. in Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Rangeley Plt.; a son, Henry Eric Thomas and his wife, Ellen M., of Hopkinton; a daughter, Paige Dannielle Ashworth and her husband, Eran T., of Westbourough; grandchildren, Angela, Henry Evan and Miranda Thomas and Kyle and Lauren Ashworth; two sisters, Beatrice Hewins of Hopkinton and Beverly King of Framingham; mother-in-law, M. Elizabeth Palmer of Hopkinton; brother-in-law, Keith Eagling of Mich.; many other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Mary Frances "Mickey" Eagling.

 

Private family services. Spring interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley, Maine. Gifts may be given in Henry's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, Maine. Words of condolence may be sent to info@wilesrc.com.

Marjorie W. Spencer


Marjorie Spencer, a 16-year Hopkinton resident, died Friday, January 23, 2009.


Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Prescott H. and Ruth (Walker) Walker. A graduate of Niagara Falls High School, she attended Colorado College for 2 years and received her BA from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.


She worked at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington during the Korean War and then returned to Niagara Falls to work at Bell Aircraft Corp. Following her marriage to Hugh Spencer in 1953 they lived in Baltimore, MD and Brandenburg, KY before settling in Ohio, first in Lyndhurst and later Hudson.


She received an MA in Education from Case Western Reserve University and taught at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio for ten years. Due to health issues she became interested in nutrition and finally left teaching to take an MA in Nutrition at Kent State University.


In the early 1980's she bought a natural food store called “Naturally” in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, which she operated for five years. She and her husband retired to Warner, NH. During their five years in Warner, she worked in the Selectmen’s Office, and for the Planning Board. She volunteered for the Pillsbury Free Library in Warner and for the Warner Historical Society where she also served as Treasurer for the Board of Directors.


In 1992 Marjorie and her husband moved to Hopkinton to live in the house her sister Anne had owned for 20 years near Lake Maspenock. She was an active volunteer at the Library and was responsible for ordering for the Hopkinton Food Coop from the time she moved to Hopkinton. She was active at the Senior Center in many areas including the computer room, thrift shop and sewing group. Along with her husband, she was an organic vegetable gardener, a caretaker of the environment and a strong advocate of simple living.


She is survived by her husband, Hugh; two daughters, Holly Campbell of Brookline, MA and Cynthia Spencer of Brooklyn, NY; two grandsons, Brian and Taylor Campbell and one granddaughter, Danya Spencer; a sister, Anne (Walker) Gutterman who currently resides in Westborough, MA; three nephews and a great-nephew.
 

In accord with her wishes, there will be a commemorative gathering in celebration of her life on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 1pm to 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA. Burial will be private.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Senior Center 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton MA 01748, The Food Project  http://www.thefood

project.org/, or The Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org/.

 

Marjorie May Peloquin, 94

Hopkinton- Marjorie May Peloquin, 94, of Hopkinton, died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Maude (Stanhope) Aldrich. She was the wifeof the late Henry Verne Peloquin who passed in December 1976.

She attended the Framingham Schools as well as secretarial school. She was self employed, having her own secretarial business for many years. She was involved in the Hopkinton Library, a member of the Clef Club, Writers Club, Framingham Civic League, and was a member of 50 years of the Framingham Heart Study. She had a great love of animals.

She leaves behind her friend and neighbor of many years, Jeanne Taylor, as well as nephews and a niece on her husband's side.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com
followed by a 7:00 p.m. funeral home service with Pastor Bruce Johnson of the Community Covenant Church of Hopkinton. Burial will take place in the spring in Upton at the Lakeview Cemetery.

 

Donations in her memory may be sent to either the Hopkinton Police Department 74 Main St. or the Hopkinton Fire Department 73 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748

Dennis R. Smith, 65

 

FRAMINGHAM Dennis R. Smith, 65, of Framingham, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, after a long illness. Born in Framingham, son of the late Edwin R. and Regina (Cudak) Smith, he was a lifelong resident of Framingham. He was a graduate of Framingham South High School, and was a dispatcher for more than 40 years in the family business, Smittys Towing Service in Framingham. He was a member of the Framingham Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #1264 and a longtime member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, where he served as president for more than10 years.

 

He is survived by three brothers, Edward Smith of Framingham, Walter Smith and his wife, Annie, of Uxbridge, and Robert Cudak of Westminster; two nieces; and two nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., at St. Georges Church, 74 School St., Framingham (Saxonville). Burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery in Natick. Calling hours at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham, are Thursday, Jan. 15, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101-9903.

Ella L. Tedstone, 87

 

CLEARWATER, FLA. Ella L. Tedstone, 87, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Hopkinton, MA and Warner, NH, entered into rest peacefully Wednesday, Jan 7, 2009. She is survived by her son, Lawrence and his wife Susan of Clearwater, FL, Grandchildren Bret Spinnazolla of Ashland, MA, Brendan Tedstone and his wife Tina, and Luke Tedstone and his wife Jennifer, both of Hopkinton, MA; Step grandchildren, Michael Petrasko and Tammy Davidson of Wareham, MA; great grandchildren, Luke Jr., Nicole and Ella; step great grandchild, Christopher; sister-in-law, Jessie Hannold; brother-in-law, Gilbert Tedstone; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward “Ted” Tedstone, daughter, Lynn Spinnazolla and grandson Todd Spinnazolla.

 

She was a WAC veteran of World War II, employed in the food industry for many years, and an active member at United Methodist Church in Contoocook, N.H. She was also a member of the Golden Girls and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Graveside services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland at a later date.

 

Elizabeth (McDonough) Johnson, 93

Hopkinton-
Marion Elizabeth (McDonough) Johnson, 93, of Hopkinton, died Sunday, January 11, 2009. Born April 15, 1915 in Marlborough, MA she was the
daughter of John George Alfred and Mary (McGee) McDonough. She was the wife of the late Frank T. Johnson Sr.

She is survived by four children: Son, Frank Johnson and his wife Marjorie of Upton, Daughters: Mary Clark and her husband Robert of Hopkinton,
Sandra Fairbanks and her husband Robert of Hopkinton with whom Marion resided, and Janice Copithorne and her husband James of Framingham.

Grandchildren: Erik and Scott Johnson, Timothy, Gregory and Kevin Wright, Susan Fairbanks Murphy, Richard Fairbanks, Matthew Copithorne, Stephanie Copithorne and the late R. Michael Fairbanks. Great-Grandchildren: Megan, Elizabeth, Casey, Christopher and Ally Johnson, Jaime, Daniel, Justin, Kayla, Shannon and Dana Wright, Meredith
and Allison Copithorne, Cameron, MacKenzie, Kyle and Luke Fairbanks, Ryan and Tara Murphy and the late Brenna Johnson.

She is also survived by her brother, Richard McDonough of Marlborough, brother-in-law Herbert Thorpe of Manchester NH, sister-in-law Mary McDonough of Marlborough and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceasing her brothers: George, Walter, Raymond, Ernest, William and Ralph McDonough, and her sisters: Helen Thorpe, Kathleen "Doris" Bastien and Frances Clark.

She retired from Colella's Supermarket in Hopkinton and was previously employed by Brown & Smith in Hopkinton.

She was a member of St. John's the Evangelist Church and a member of the former St. John's Catholic Women's Guild and the Hopkinton Couples Club.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 13, from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
www.Chesmore

FuneralHome.com A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St. Brookline, MA 02445, The American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 20 Walnut St. Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

 Arlene E Mighton, 90

MILLIS - Mighton, Arlene E. (Barrett), 90, of Carlisle, PA, a former life long resident of Millis, died December 29, 2008 at her home in Carlisle. Known as Dolly her entire life, she was the wife of the late Samuel G. Mighton who died in 1975.

Born in Norwood, MA, she was the daughter of the late Royden and Lillian (Garland) Barrett. She was educated in the Millis Public Schools.

A long time resident of Millis, she moved to Pennsylvania in May 2004 to live with her daughter and family. She belonged to the Church of Christ, Congregational, in Millis where she sang in the choir, was a trustee and served on numerous committees. She also belonged to the Millis Chorale and the Potpourri Garden Club and volunteered at the Millis Library and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed gardening, birding, the Red Sox and her beloved dogs.

Dolly is survived by her daughters, Cherilyn Ames and her husband Roger of San Mateo, CA, Arlene Mighton of Raleigh, NC, and Janette Kohler and her husband James of Carlisle, PA, and a daughter in law Margaret W. Mighton of Hopkinton. She was preceded in death by sons Karl B. and Timothy M., daughter Judith Boyd, sisters Muriel Marshall of California, Evangeline Tupper of New Jersey, brothers Karl, Kenneth, Royden (Boots) and Richard (Dick) Barrett all of Millis, MA.
 

Also survived by her grandchildren, Samuel, Henry and Hannah Kohler of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren David Boyd and Nikki Shears of Norcross, GA, and great grandson, Blake Shears of Norcross.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 11:00am at the Church of Christ, Congregational, 142 Exchange St, Millis,
followed by burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 on January 2 at Roberts Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve St, Millis.

If desired, contributions in the name of Dolly Mighton may be made to The Church of Christ, Congregational, Organ Fund or the Millis Food Bank, c/o The Church of Christ, 142 Exchange St, Millis, MA 02054.
 

Paul J. Nelson, 44

HOPKINTON - Paul J. Nelson, 44, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Marlborough Health Center after a long illness.  He was the husband of Lori (Moro) Nelson, to whom he was married for 12 years.

Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of Paul and Josephine (Green) Nelson of Hamden, CT.  He was a 1986 graduate of Boston College and was employed as a product manager at Genzyme Corp. for 16 years.  A 13-year resident of Hopkinton, he was a member of St. John's Parish and served on the Board of Selectman and the Planning Board.  He was also a member of the Hopkinton Republican Committee.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he is survived by his daughter Emma Grace of Hopkinton, his brothers Andrew of Portland, OR and William of Hamden, CT, his sister Anne Nelson of San Francisco and several nephews

The funeral will be held Saturday December 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday, December 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Brain Tumor Research, Mass General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA  02114.

Joseph J. Colella, 87

 

Joseph J. Colella, 87, a longtime resident of Hopkinton, died Monday, December 8, 2008. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa (Luciano) Colella.

A longtime member of Saint John the Evangelist Church and the Hopkinton Historical Society, Joe was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Kiwanis Club.

Joseph is survived by his sister, Marie Fleming of Hopkinton; nieces and nephews, Robert Colella and his wife, Sue, Thomas Colella and his wife, Wendy, Sandy and her husband, Richard Varnum Sr., Dale and her husband, James Danahy, Donna Bowker, Diane McGrath, Nancy and her husband, John Simone, Ellen and her husband, Robert Holmes, and Vaughn O'Halloran. He also leaves his care giver, Alice Kimini. Joseph is predeceased by his
sister, Lucy O'Halloran and brothers Angelo, Daniel and Alexander Colella.

Visiting hours will take place Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.
www.ChesmoreFuneral

Home.com. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at
10:00 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St.John's Parish Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to either Hopkinton Historical Society, P.O. Box 423, Hopkinton, MA 01748-0423 or the Hopkinton Fire Department, 73 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.

John P Hinckley Jr

 

John P Hinckley Jr of Orleans Ma (formerly of Hopkinton MA) died Saturday Dec.6th 2008 at Cape Cod Hospital following Cardiac Surgery and due to complications of Diabetes.

 

He was born in Waterville Me on Oct. 26th 1942 to Louise (Learned) and J.Philip Hinckley. John graduated from Nauset Regional High School in 1960. He was a Navy corpsman specializing in cardiopulmonary technology and care and a graduate of Suffolk and Boston University and worked many years at Massachusetts General Hospital in cardiac care and research. He then worked in the private sector at Kontron and Bard companies in medical research and products, serving as a project manager in the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology division.

 

He loved his family dearly, his many friends throughout Orleans, The Cape and state wide, and his cat Maxwell. He also had a great love and passion for serving in town government

 

He leaves behind his wife of 42 years Jane (Gillett), 3 children: Rebecca A. Hanneman and her husband Mark of Auburn, John P Hinckley III of Mendon and Sara J. Johnson and her husband Erik of Auburn. 6 grandchildren: Michael Flannery, Richard Hanneman, Cheyanne Hanneman, Megan Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, and Casey Johnson all of Auburn and was predeceased by granddaughter Brenna Lynn Johnson.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday Dec. 11th 3-7 pm in the Orleans United Methodists Church Main St. Orleans, MA. Funeral services will be in the Church Friday Dec. 12th at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Orleans cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name can be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 60 Walnut St. Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or The Academy of Performing Arts P.O. Box 1843 Orleans, MA 02653.

 

Eleanor Mae "Ellie" Thompson, 81

 

Eleanor Mae "Ellie" Thompson, 81, of Hopkinton, died Monday, December 1, 2008 at the MetroWest Medical Center after an illness. Ellie will be fondly remembered by her close friends and neighbors.

Eleanor was born in Northbridge, MA in 1927, daughter of Rae and Harry Thompson. She spent most of her youth in Westbrook, Maine and received a BA in English from the University of Maine in Orono. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling from Boston University and did advanced degree work at the University of Colorado. A Guidance Counselor in the Framingham school system for many years, Ellie enjoyed helping others, especially young people, and often volunteered at the Hopkinton schools.

Ellie assisted at the Hopkinton Senior Center and was secretary of the Council on Aging. She was a caring and charitable member of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton, MA, where she made many friends and chaired the Joy Fellowship committee. Ellie was also a member of Eastern Star Association. She was very generous, and contributed to numerous charities.

She loved animals, and is remembered for her regular routine of taking long walks with her dogs, Ginger and Mel, along the wooded trails of Hopkinton State Park. A lifelong naturalist, Ellie was a member of the National Wildlife Federation, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the New England Wild Flower Society. One of her passions was travel and she toured many locations in the United States and Europe. She was also an avid sports fan, regularly attending the Hopkinton High School football games and following the Milford Legion baseball team. Her friends enjoyed her wry sense of humor, and cheerful outlook.

She was predeceased by her sister, Jane Ellen, in 1933, her father, Harry, in 1941, and her mother, Rae, in 1985.

A celebration of Ellie's life will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton. This will be preceded by a private burial at Evergreen Cemetery in East Douglas at 9 am. Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.Chesmore

FuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellie's memory to the Greyhound Friends at 167 Saddle Hill Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748, (508) 435-5969; or the Baypath Humane Society at 5 Rafferty Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748, (508) 435-6938; or the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Ann Patricia "Pat" (Fleming) Edwards, 84

 

Ann Patricia "Pat" (Fleming) Edwards, 84, of Hopkinton died on Dec. 2, 2008 at Milford Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of Ralph G. Edwards, Sr. for 59 years. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the last Dr. Patrick and Mary (Day) Fleming.
She was predeceased by brothers, Edward, John, Joseph, Father Richard Maurus of Newport Abby, sisters Jane, Frances and Elizabeth Fleming.

Pat was graduate of Notre Dame Academy of Boston and was a medical secretary for doctors in Wellesley and Natick. She and her husband Ralph were snow birds, spending time in Florida in winters for many years after their retirement. They were avid fans of the Red Sox and Patriots. Her greatest joy was spending time with her  6 children, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She leaves sons Robert of Framingham, Ralph Jr. and wife Elizabeth (Nealon) of Hopkinton, Patricia and husband Frederick Daly of Dunnellon, Florida, Mary andhusband Michael Noonan of Ashland, Marcia and husband David Mackin of Upton, Nancy and her husband Keith Begnoche of Enfield, CT, nieces Gail Garrison and Lee Cadieux, sister-in-law Norma Maclellan of Nova Scotia.

She also leaves grandchildren Melissa Palermo and husband Al of Bellingham, Jennifer Direnzo and husband Chet of Northbridge, Peter Edwards of Ashland, Stephen Edwards of Hopkinton, Colleen Daly of Dunnellon, FL, Michael Daly of
Tampa, Fl, Christine Lucier and husband Derek, Lianne Mackin and Bryan Mackin of Upton, and Jessica and Adam Begnoche of Enfield, CT.

The funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9 AM from the Callanan-Cronin F.H., 34 Church St. followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 AM.

Burial will follow in Mr. Auburn Cemetery Hopkinton.

Calling hours are Fri. Dec. 5 at the funeral home from 3 to 7 PM.

Donations: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA

 

Paul D. Cyr, 67

HOPKINTON - Paul D. Cyr, 67, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Irene (Fitzpatrick) Cyr, to whom he was married for 31 years.  Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Donat and Edith (Allred) Cyr.

A 1959 graduate of Wellesley High School, Paul was a U.S. Naval veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam with the Seabees.  He was a long-time employee of the Hopkinton DPW, retiring in March 2007.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons David and his wife Christina of Palo Alto, CA and Gregory and his fiance Sarah Sennott of Bend, OR.  He also leaves his brothers Richard of Barbados and Philip of Northbridge, his sister Paulette Cyr of Maine and his mother-in-law Katherine Fitzpatrick of Hopkinton.

The funeral will be held Monday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours are Sunday, November 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Donations:  Dana Faber C.S., 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA  02445.

 

Clifford A. Smith, 75 HOPKINTON - Clifford A. Smith, 75, died Thursday, November 20, 2008 in Milford.  He was the husband of Dolores (Kennedy) Smith to whom he was married for 48 years.  Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John F. and Myrtle (Duncan) Smith.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp. and for many years worked as a technical writer at Raytheon and The Foxboro Company.  He was a founding member of the Hopkinton Hornets Hockey Club and a loving and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Lee Ann Sousa and her husband Mark, and his granddaughter Katelyn, all of Hopkinton.  He is also survived by his sisters Ruth McClair and her husband Alec of MD, Laurel Darling and her husband Frank of NY and Virginia Marinelli of N. Andover.

The funeral service will be held in the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street on Saturday, November 22 at 2:15 p.m.  Calling hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.  Burial with Marine honors will take place Monday, November 24 at 10:45 a.m. in Bourne National Cemetery.

Donations:  American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701.

Richard J. Phelan, 78

Richard J. Phelan, a resident of Burlington for 51 years, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.  The husband of the late Joan J. (Barrett) he was 78 years old.

           Dick was born, raised and educated in Nashua, NH.  He was the son of the late Francis & Eva Phelan.  Richard & his late wife Joan settled in Burlington in 1957 where they raised their three children.  He was the co-founder of Distron Corporation an electronic manufacturing company where he worked for over 21 years.  Dick loved boating and enjoyed spending time on his boat at his home in Lake Winnipesauke.    He was also a fan of Frank Sinatra and enjoyed listing to his music. 

          Dick was the husband of the Joan J. (Barrett).  He was the loving father of Thomas R. Phelan & his wife Deborah of Hopkinton, Diane & her husband Robert Walker, Jr. of Billerica, and John R. Phelan of Los Angeles, CA.  He was the grandfather of Daniel & Katie Phelan, Sarah & Christopher Walker.  He was the companion of Judy Meadows of Lexington. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.  Followed by Graveside Services at Pine Haven Cemetery, Bedford St., Burlington at 11 a.m.  Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 p.m.  Memorials in Dick’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

 

William H. "Billy" Webber

Southborough - William H. "Billy" Webber, 53, of Southborough and formerly Milford passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 11, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Carmody) Webber of the past 9 years.

Born in Worcester he is the son of Harry and Claire (O'Brien) Webber of Milford.

Chief Webber was raised in Milford and was a 1973 graduate of the former St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School in Milford. He received is BS in criminal justice from Northeastern University of Boston in 1983. He was also a graduate of the State Police Academy where he was President of his class. Billy joined the Southborough Police force in July 1980 and commenced his 28 year career of law enforcement with the town. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Clark University of Worcester in 2003 and was appointed Southborough’s Chief of Police in 2004.
 

Billy loved his wife and children unconditionally. They were his life. He was always there to share in their triumphs, joys, and sorrow. No one could be more proud or happier than Billy as he walked his beautiful daughter down the aisle at her recent wedding to Brennan. Chief Webber was a member of Southborough Police Assoc., Massachusetts Chiefs Assoc. and St. Matthew Church of Southborough. His family has been overwhelmed with support and generosity by all. No amount of gratitude could adequately express the family’s appreciation.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Kevin Webber of Bedford, NH; Kathleen (Webber) Barry and her husband Brennan of Marlborough; his brother Stephen Webber, a Milford teacher, and his wife Lauri (Conley) of Townsend; a sister, Patricia Redgate, a Milford attorney, and her husband, Andrew of Uxbridge; his in laws Paul & Barbara Carmody, and Patricia Carmody of Worcester; his nieces and nephews, Brien, Sean & Jacqueline Webber; Cory Kaufold, Bridget Kathleen & Daniel Redgate, Sammie, Nikki, & Eddie Hoogasian, Andrew & Allie Dame; J.P. & Jimmy Smith; Ryan & Caroline Carmody, Liam & Preeya Carmody, and numerous aunts , uncles, cousins, grand nieces and grand nephews and his chocolate lab Sophie.
 

He is predeceased by his brother Daniel Webber who passed away in 1979 and his grandparents, Alice & Wallace O'Brien; Leah & Harry L. Webber.
 

Please join us in the celebration of his life. All are welcome and invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, Morrisfuneralparlor.com 40 Main St. Southborough from 2 to 8 PM. A Mass of resurrection will be held on Saturday, November 15, at 9:30 Am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 19, Winter St. Milford. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave. Bethpage, NY 11714 or The Jimmy Fund, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th floor, Brookline, Ma 02445,-7226, Att: Contribution Services

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