Framingham Obituaries

Following are obituaries of people who have recently passed away and either lived in Framingham at the time of their death, or were born in Framingham, or had other ties to the town.

Priscilla H. (Smith) Murtagh 6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Lawrence,MA

Priscilla H. (Smith) Murtagh 89 ,of Framingham passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Marlborough Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife for 66 years of the late Harold E. "Buzz" Murtagh who died July 13, 2016. She is survived by sons Robert and his companion Louise O'Connor of Clinton, Michael and his wife Sue of Florida, Daniel and his wife Elaine of Lawrence, Thomas of Framingham, daughter Mary Murtagh-Jacobs of Framingham, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Priscilla's Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, July 8th, at 11:00 A.M. in St. Bridget Church, Framingham. Visting hours in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common are Friday, July 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. A complete obituary notice will follow.

Alice J. "Honey" (Glynn) Hine 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Natick,MA

Alice J. "Honey" (Glynn) Hine 82, of Framingham, and formerly of Natick died Wednesday May 24, 2017 at St Patrick Manor in Framingham. Born in Natick she was the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Briant) Glynn. Alice was employed for many years as a legal secretary in the State of Michigan Judicial Court System. She enjoyed antiquing, playing in a women's softball league, reading and walking Alice attended the Natick school system graduating from Natick High School class of 1952 where she was a popular member of the Cheerleading Team. She is survived by two children, Valerie Epstein of Michigan, Martin Hine of St Petersburg Florida, her sister Dorothy Terhune and her husband Russell of Framingham, a brother James Glynn of Natick, two grandchildren Jake and Joshua Hickey both of Michigan,nieces and nephews Leslie Regh of Princeton MA, Lee Ann Pratt and her husband Michael of Maine,Mary Mansfield and her husband Ed of Northbridge, John Oldfield and his wife Gloria, Richard Oldfield, and Paul Oldfield all of Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday June 3, at 1:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 A.M. prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to The Humane Society Of the United States, Dept. Memorial Gifts, 1255 23rd Street Suite 450 Washington D.C. 20037.

Juan A. Suriel 5/21/2017 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Northborough,MA

Juan A. Suriel, age 62, of Northborough, formerly of Framingham, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday evening, May 21, 2017, after a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Ramona E. Suriel, nee Camilo. Born, raised, and educated in the Dominican Republic, he was one of the 12 children of the late Francisco A. Suriel and Augustina de Jesus. After he had completed his schooling, Juan continued his education to become a nurse. With a great deal of care and dedication, he served many of those in need of a healing hand throughout his community until he moved his family to the United States nearly 30 years ago. Juan was employed as maintenance engineer with the Town of Framingham for twelve years and had also worked in the same capacity with the Marriott Courtyard, Natick. Juan’s warmth was such a major part of his persona that it was evident to others the moment he entered a room. He was one of those rare people who had so much love to share that he gave of himself to countless people in his day to day life, and, that energy he expended never diminished the great love with which he showered his family. His concern for others and unguarded kindness are legacies his family will cherish and carry on into future generations. He is survived by Ramona; their two daughters, Anni Lara-Suriel and her husband Juan Lara, and Gisel Suriel, all of Northborough; three grandsons, Anthony and Andy Lara and Giovanni Fuentes-Suriel; and a large and loving extended family. Juan was also the devoted son-in-law of Candida Camilo and the late Ramon Camilo. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, May 27 at 8:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Stephen Church, 221 Concord Street, Framingham at 10:00A.M. Burial will be at Edgell Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday from 5 – 8P.M.

Kevin Ligouri 5/13/2017 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA / Framingham,MA

WORCESTER__Kevin Ligouri, 59 of Worcester, formerly of Framingham passed away peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 in his home. He leaves his wife, Heidi Rousseau Ligouri, his son, Matthew Tyler Scott Rousseau, his daughter, Erin Cathryn Pearl Ligouri all of Worcester; a grandson, Ryan Dillon James Ligouri of Worcester; a sister, Carolann Nordfeldt and her husband John of Framingham; a dear friend, Lisa Dumais of Worcester; Heidi’s two other sons who were close to his heart, Ethan Henry Isaiah Rousseau and Mason Alexander Thomas Rousseau. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends who adored him. Kevin was predeceased by his first wife Kathryn M. (Hohn) Ligouri, a brother, James Ligouri and two sisters, Susan M. McNichol and Claire Dykes. Kevin was born in Boston a son of James P. and Lorraine R. (Riordan) Ligouri and was raised in Framingham. He has lived in Worcester for 20 years. Kevin was a graduate of Newbury College, where he frequently made the Dean’s list. He was also recognized on Who’s Who Amongst Students during his time there. He worked as an ink technician for Avery Dennison Corp. in Framingham. He worked there many years before he retired. Kevin was an avid sports fan, his favorites were the Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He also followed the Celtics and Bruins. Every year in his home the Super Bowl was a huge event that many of his family and friends enjoyed. Kevin would cook all day For the Super Bowl. He was ecstatic during the last one when the Patriots made a huge comeback and won the game! Kevin enjoyed staying up to date on world events, he never missed the news. He enjoyed watching reality television shows such as Greatest Catch, Undercover Boss, Gold Rush, Tanked and Pawnstars. He loved TV, and even his sixty five inch flat screen started to become too small to him. Holidays were major events for Kevin, he looked forward to surprising the kids at Christmas and watching their faces light up. On holidays he spoiled everyone, especially his Grandson Ryan, and Ethan and Mason. Kevin always referred to the boys as “my little buddy” “my best friend”. One of Kevin’s other favorite holidays was Thanksgiving , boy was he always proud of his Turkey! Kevin enjoyed taking yearly family vacations, they were some of the happiest times of year for him. Kevin loved to cook almost as much as he loved his family. We have countless photographs of him smiling over a stove with a spatula in his hand. He often cooked so many great dishes. Kevin was the chef of the house! Kevin’s greatest accomplishments were his children and his grandson. Throughout the years Kevin never missed any sports games or school functions. He was an amazing family man, and always put his wife and children first. He had the best sense of humor, and always had something uplifting to say when people were feeling down, or sad. Whenever his children Matt, and Erin needed advice, he was always there to show the way. He was the glue of our family, our rock. Calling hours for Kevin will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Worcester. His funeral Mass will be held on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Stephen Church 251 Concord Rd., FRAMINGHAM. Burial will follow in All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made for his Grandson Ryan Ligouri in care of Erin Ligouri 76 Providence St, Worcester MA 01604.

Harriet A. (Hookailo) MacLean 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Harriet A. (Hookailo) MacLean died peacefully in the care and comfort of her loving and devoted husband and family on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 following a period of declining health. She was born in Boston the loving and caring daughter of the late Manuel S. Hookailo and Irene (Datz) Hookailo. Harriet is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Charles M. MacLean of Framingham. Devoted mother of Lisa G. Barker and her husband Michael of Worcester and Andrew P. Susan of Framingham. Harriet was the cherished Aunt of Terri Roberts and her husband Tad of Holliston and their children MacLean, Clifford, and Keira Harriet; Sandra Horne and her husband Kenneth of Framingham; Samantha Beard and her husband Eric of Natick and their children Abigail, Duncan and Liam; Sarah Mauro and her husband Brian of New York and their children Amanda and Nicholas; Robin Trovato of Sudbury and her children Kendall, Brendan, Matthew and Jessica; Jonathan LaPierre of Boston; William Scanlon and his wife Theresa of Framingham and their children Craig, Stephanie and Kelsie; Jeffrey Dame of Natick and his children Kyle, Karyssa and Meg; Matthew Dame and his wife Alicia of Billerica and their children Isaac and Isadora. She was the kind and caring sister-in-law of Jane LaPierre of Sudbury, Maureen Dame of Natick and John MacLean of Holliston. Harriet and Charlie began a beautiful love story many years ago with a strong commitment and love for each other that anyone who met them could see. They were each other’s source of joy, laughter, love and comfort. They embodied the meaning of true love. Harriet was a proud graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester. She spent a lot of time with her friends going to Nantasket Beach, the G & G Deli and the Hecht House. She has been a resident of Framingham for 57 years. She did volunteer work at Framingham Union Hospital and volunteered with the Metco Program as well as volunteered with Special Children in the Framingham, Natick and Newton Schools. She had a career in the field of law serving as a legal secretary for Judge Kolodny, Attorney Andrew Rogers and her husband before retiring. Harriet had many friends whom she loved and enjoyed sharing her unique sense of humor with. Those friends include Marilyn, Beverly, Jane and Carol. Harriet loved to shop, cook and shop some more. She truly enjoyed traveling with Charlie and her family throughout her life. Her most favorite trip was her honeymoon to China, Hong Kong and Hawaii and enjoyed her many visits to her second home, Aruba. Harriet was a hostess who thoroughly prepared her meals, the presentation from the appetizers to the desserts. Her culinary expertise was not only for family and friends but for her beloved pets as well. She loved to spoil everyone that she met and her husband, children and family were the center of her life. She enjoyed all people and will be fondly remembered by everyone as a beautiful, fashionable and thoughtful woman. She will be missed, never forgotten and always loved. Her family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte. 30), Wayland. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Harriet’s memory be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Katy Flagg 5/7/2017 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Lowell,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Katherine Ann “Katy” Flagg, age 37, of Framingham, a former longtime Natick resident, died on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Tufts New England Medical Center. Her husband, Raymond J. Bull, has long admired her fierce spirit and joy for life. Born, raised and educated in Natick, she was the only child of the late Alan H. and Janice M. (Vernon) Flagg. After graduating from Natick High School, Katy continued her education, earning both her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from Boston University. Katy was employed for several years with the Bose Corporation in their marketing area. In 2009, she accepted a position with PTC of Needham, where she honed her expertise as a marketing analyst. A martial arts enthusiast, quilter, and great cook, Katy will most be remembered for her warm outgoing personality and never failing sense of humor. She is survived by Raymond, whom she married on September 16, 2014; an aunt, Susan Kohlback and her husband Clint of Needham; three cousins, Judy Jerosky, Lee Ann Flagg-Goodwin, and Thu Le Flagg; her mother-in-law, Roz Bull of Lowell; and a brother-in-law, Alec Bull of Haverhill. In addition to her parents, Katy was also predeceased by her father-in-law, Raymond R. A. Bull. Her Funeral Service will be held in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 East Central Street, Natick, on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Katy’s memory to the Gift of Life Marrow Registry (

Pearla McHugh 5/7/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

The dearly beloved Pearla Ann McHugh, 79, passed Sunday May 7th, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Wife of the late Joseph (Mickey) McHugh, Pearla was the daughter of the late Ruth and Wilburt Ryan of Waltham. She was the sister of the late June Maguire, Hilda Shore, Eddie Ryan, and Larry Ryan. Mother of the late David McHugh of Natick. She is survived by her son Darren McHugh of Natick, her granddaughters Shari McHugh of Natick and Michelle Frazer of Hudson. As well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Pearla was raised in Waltham and deeply enjoyed time spent with those she loved. Throughout her life, she belonged to a tight knit group of friends that provided a second family to her and shared countless memories and adventures together. In Natick, her friends and co-workers at Fair & Yeager insurance agency, where she worked for more than 25 years, brought her so much joy. Always laughing and joking, she made those who loved her feeling happy and at home in her presence. She will be dearly missed. Visiting hours are Wednesday May 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. For directions and to sign the online guestbook please visit

Ellen M. Zarrillo 5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / West Roxbury,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ellen M. (Corcoran) Zarrillo, age 83, of Framingham, died peacefully early Thursday morning, May 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Louie Zarrillo. Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, she was the only child of the late Dennis and Mary (Butler) Corcoran. Ellen was a graduate of Saint Margaret’s School. She and Louie were married in 1951 and made their home in Dorchester prior to settling in West Roxbury in 1960. Ellen was employed for many years as the Comptroller for the Pipefitters’ Union Local 537, work she enjoyed so much that she didn’t retire until age 76. Always an active lady, she had bowled for years with leagues in Norwood, was hard pressed to miss Bingo night, and met with a close group of girlfriends each Thursday. She had an easy outgoing personality and her warmth and humor inspired friendships wherever she went. Socializing was her particular skill and pleasure, and she was happiest among her children, grandchildren, and more recently her extended family at Heritage in Framingham. Predeceased by Louie in 1983, she is survived by her much loved children, Denise Fiandaca and her husband Joe of Framingham, Lou Zarrillo and his wife Alice of Norton, and Lisa Gauthier and her husband Roger of Wenham; and her adored grandchildren, Danielle Fiandaca, Chris and Joey Gauthier, and Kaitlin Zarrillo. Her funeral will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common on Monday, May 8th at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, 3 – 6 PM. Donation’s in Ellen’s memory may be made to Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc., 28 Tozer Road, Beverly, MA 01915. (

Ruby (Harris) Welch-Chance 4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

Ruby Welch-Chance, age 97, of Framingham passed away peacefully at the Kathleen Daniels Nursing Home on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Ruby was the wife of the late Richard A. Welch. Born, raised and educated in Edenton, NC, Ruby was the daughter of the late Walter and Penelope (Jordan) Harris. She is survived by her son Richard W. Welch, three grandsons, two granddaughters, 4 great-grandsons, five great granddaughters and one great great-granddaughter. Ruby is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Billie F. (Daniels) Welch and her grandson Derek Welch. A Funeral Service, under the direction of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 A.M. in the New Jerusalem Church, 10 Frederick Street, Framingham, MA 01702.

Mr. Steven Angelo Vano 4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Andover,MA / North Andover,MA / Sudbury,MA / Waltham,MA / Wareham,MA / Framingham,MA

Mr. Steven Angelo Vano of Andover, cherished son, a loyal brother, a devoted father, beloved husband of Katherine O. (White) Vano of 31 years, passed away unexpectedly at the Winchester Hospital on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017. He was 58 years old. Born in Waltham on October 3, 1958, he was the son of Caroline A. (Martino) Vano and the late Amato A. Vano. Steve was a graduate of Bentley College and had worked as a Global Credit and Collections Manager for many years. In his spare time, Steve enjoyed cooking with his daughter, Sam, as well as watching and coaching his son, Joe, in a variety of sports. Every Saturday morning, Steve would get up to scramble Kenny, his four legged companion, an egg. He also took great pleasure in watching the Boston Sports Team's and serving as a leader in the church and community, but above all his family meant the world to him. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy, his loving children; Samantha C. Vano and Joseph A. Vano, both of Andover. His siblings; Dennis A. and his wife Patty J. Vano of Sudbury, Gina M. Fournier of Framingham and Brian E. Vano of Wareham. His in-laws; Sue and her husband Jim White of Maine, Danny and his wife Laura White of New Jersey, Diane and her husband Bob Palazzi of New Jersey, Fred Swart of New Jersey and the late Terry Swart. He will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews and friends, as well as his dog, Kenny. A Celebration of his Life will be held in the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4 PM. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Interment will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, donations in support of the Vano children’s education, in Stevens memory, can be made payable to, Kathy Vano, Care of West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover Ma, 01810. For additional information, please visit,

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