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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.


Ernie Dignan 6/27/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Ernie Dignan, an extraordinary man, 71 years young, passed away peacefully at the Edgewater Hospice Care Center where he received comforting care. He lived with his devoted wife of 33 years and caregiver, Carol Dignan of Edgewater, FL. He was the son of the late Charles and Alice Dignan, a brother of the late Charles (Chuck) Dignan and is survived by his brother Laurence “Larry” Dignan and his wife Lynne of Gardner, Ma; his children: daughter, Sandy Wild and her husband Jeff of Queensbury, N.Y.; his son Carl MacNeal; his stepchildren (who were his kids in his mind); daughter Cheryl Bossel-man and her Fiancé the late Mike Henley of Deltona, FL; his daughter Cindie Pagano and her husband Joe of Framingham, Ma; his daughter Tricia Wood-yard and her husband Tom of Deltona, FL; his son Jim MacDonald and his wife Christine of Natick and his late son Kenny Mac-Donald. He also is survived by his 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved and treasured so much! Ernie was the most amazing and selfless man! His beloved wife was married to him for 33 years. He learned much acceptance from the recovery program of AA and he would have been sober 35 years on February 4th. This allowed him to fight the brutal battle with ALS for 2 years and 8 months with such dignity and continued humor. He put himself in 6 studies at the Mayo Clinic (one required him to voluntarily have a spinal tap 3 times a year) and included donating his body to help find a cure for this horrible disease. When people asked him why he did this he would say, "It gives me a purpose and it's the right thing to do"!! He retired from the Daytona Speedway after working security at the racetrack for 10 years......he so loved racing!!! He belonged to SCCA and flagged at races in New England before he moved to Florida in 1997. His hobbies were writing poetry, watching the races, reading, playing words with friends on his IPad (until ALS took that away from him) and spending as much time with his wife (whom he adored) and enjoying the flower gardens in his backyard. He was a man of "simple pleasures". His "Celebration of Life" will be held on Saturday, June 27th at noon in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to the ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619 in honor of Ernest Dignan or you can go to webfl.alsa.org to donate online. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Harvey B. Newman 6/26/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Harvey B. Newman of Natick passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Wingate at Sudbury Nursing Home. He was seventy-five years old, a carpenter and had a love for the Native American Indians and their culture. Born in Medford, he was raised in Natick and a graduate of Natick High School. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and wood carving. He lived in North Conway, New Hampshire for twenty years before returning to his hometown of Natick. Son of the late Douglas T. and Lynthel R. (Butler) Newman and loving father of Carla R. Newman of Natick, he adored his two grandchildren Katie and Robby Beausoleil also of Natick. Caring brother of Virginia Mayo of Natick, Douglas Newman of NC, Francis Taylor Newman of Needham, Henry Newman and his wife Sherri of AZ, Dorothy Newman of FL, Stephen Newman and his wife Helen of Framingham, Barbara Munroe and her husband Ronald also of Framingham, Carol Ogle and her husband Kenneth of Bellingham and the late Joan Whetton, George “Roland” Newman, Theodore Newman, Eleanor Mattingly and John Newman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held in the Eliot Church of South Natick, 45 Eliot St., on Tuesday, June 30th from 10:00AM till Noon. A Funeral Service will begin at Noon and burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Contributions in Harvey's name may be made to the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home to help pay funeral and burial costs. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Robert D. Ward 6/20/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Grafton, MA

Robert D. Ward of Grafton, formerly of Natick passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the UMASS Medical Center of Worcester. He was fifty-four years old. Born in Worcester on July 29, 1960 he was the son of the late Robert L. and Shirley J. (Pulsifer) Ward. Raised in Natick, he was a 1978 graduate of Natick High School where he was a member of the football team. Robert worked for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for seventeen years and was an incident response manager and a liaison for MEMA. He was a devoted husband, amazing father, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend. Bob always put his family first, enjoyed coaching little league in Grafton, playing golf and the Boston Bruins. He was a devoted husband of Susan D. (Ross) Ward of Grafton and together they shared twenty-two years of marriage. He was a loving father of Hannah, Jack and Sara Ward all of Grafton. Brother of James Ward and his wife Ann-Marie of Seattle, WA, Ellen Fresh and her husband Tim of Holliston, Anne Boerman and her husband Thom of Maynard and Mike Ward and his wife Natalia of Webster. Nephew of Frances McElligott of Waltham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, June 25th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 24th from 4:00-8:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick. Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, AHA-ASA, Founders Affiliates, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Edward F. Tierney, Jr. 6/10/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Edward F. Tierney, Jr., formerly of Natick, passed away on June 10, 2015 at the Avow Hospice House in Naples, Florida. He was eighty-two years old. He was the beloved husband of Barbara M. (Fitzgerald) Tierney, sharing 58 years of marriage. Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Capt. Edward and Lillian (Murphy) Tierney. He attended Cambridge schools and served in the United States Army, being honorably discharged in 1955. After his marriage to Barbara in 1956, they enjoyed a life together with their two children, Mary Beth and Eddie in Natick, where Ed was a hockey enthusiast, coaching and refereeing hockey at the Natick rink for many years. Ed was in the printing business for over 30 years, officially retiring in 1996. After retirement, he and Barbara enjoyed spending their time in their homes in Naples, FL, Tuftonboro, NH, and Massachusetts, most recently in Weymouth. Mr. Tierney enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, golfing and swimming in Florida, and spending time with his five grandchildren in Massachusetts. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Ed is survived by his two children, daughter Mary Beth Tello and her husband Guillermo of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and son, Edward Tierney and his wife Danielle of Weymouth, MA, and by five grandchildren: Nicolas Tello of New York, NY; Liam Tello of Santo Domingo, DR and Eoin, Maggie and Campbell Tierney of Quincy and Weymouth, MA. He is also survived by his sister, Regina Tierney, of Belmont, MA; his sisters-in-law Nancy Hobson of Pittsfield and Charlotte Martorana of Natick, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, June 15th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, Natick at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Lois Louise O'Leary 6/8/2015 Natick, MA / Dover, MA / Franklin, MA / Framingham, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: Lois “Louise” (Bell) O’Leary, age 81, of Natick, died on Monday morning, June 8, 2015, at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. She was the loving wife of the late William L. “Bill” O’Leary, with whom she shared 56 years of married life. Born, raised and educated in Jacksonville, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca (Sandler) Bell. She continued her education at the New England Conservatory of Music, earning degrees in music and music education. Louise and Bill were married on May 30, 1956, her 22nd birthday. Louise created a warm and loving home for their growing family, focusing on family, faith, and education. A talented musician, Louise for years played the organ at weekend Masses in Saint Bernard’s Church of West Newton and Most Precious Blood Church in Dover. She also shared her talent on Holy Days, at the Sacraments of Confirmation and Marriage, and at countless funerals where her gift brought a moment of solace to many. Louise was passionate about music and her faith, but her true loves were her large immediate and extended families. Predeceased by Bill in 2012, she is survived by their nine children, John J. O’Leary and Verna Mims of Hopkinton, Robert W. “Bill” and his wife Clare of Taunton, Anne E. O’Leary of Natick, Robert C. “Bob” O’Leary and his wife Christine of Carlisle, David L. O’Leary and his wife Kathleen of Framingham, Mark P. O’Leary and his wife Linda K. Marino of Dover, Patricia L. LaCascia and her husband Charles of Hopkinton, Alicia J. O’Leary Garvey and her husband Daniel of Natick, and Katherine R. Elkins and her husband Stephen of Franklin; 17 much loved grandchildren, Kaitlyn O'Leary and Zachary Lesser, Andreas O’Leary Reinholdsson, Christopher, Luke and Myles O’Leary, Sean, Fiona and Maeve O’Leary, Emily and Erin O’Leary, Sam, Emma and Max LaCascia, Kyle Harmon, and Nick and Julia Elkins; a brother-in-law, Paul O’Leary and his wife Barbara of Taunton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Jane Cohen and David John Bell. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, June 12th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Precious Blood Church, 30 Centre Street, Dover, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the Buddy Dog Humane Society of Sudbury, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, or the New England Conservatory Annual Fund, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


Dorothy A. (Varney) Peters 6/5/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Dorothy A. (Varney) Peters “Dot” of Yarmouthport and formerly of Natick passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. She was seventy-nine years old. Born in Auburn, Massachusetts on February 25, 1936, she was the loving daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Hamilton) Varney. She was raised mostly in Natick and worked her way up to bank manager through her thirty-two year career with the Guarantee 1st Trust Bank of Natick and later Natick Federal Bank. Dot was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend. She enjoyed being a homebody, going out to dinner, visiting friends, shopping, laughing, the beach, reading, Christmas, was always upbeat, funny and could tell a good joke. She loved going to Newport, Rhode Island and Cape Cod; where she lived for the last nine years and having wine therapy with her sister-bister club. Dorothy decided to change locations when she worked at the bank in Sherwood Plaza in Natick to the Natick Shopping Center Branch and every employee from Sherwood Plaza demanded to move with her. She loved her job and all her customers. She was the devoted wife of James R. Peters of Yarmouthport and together they shared forty-two years of marriage. Dorothy was the loving mother of Bonnie Bradford of Yarmouthport and Pam Leitao and her husband Carl of N. Attleboro. Cherished grandmother of William Bradford, Jr. of Yarmouthport, Andrea Capistran and her partner Daniel Fischer of New York City, Charles Leitao and his wife Meghan of Roslindale and Ann Marie Leitao of Quincy. Caring sister of Barbara Coville and her husband John of Marshfield, Richard Varney and his wife Helen of Southborough, Nancy Dunham and the late Richard of Sudbury, Robert Varney and his wife Karen of Upton, Janet Nix of Plymouth and the late June Place and Albert Varney. Sister-in-law of Paul Peters and his wife Nancy of Natick and Nancy Van Tassel and her husband Gordon, also of Natick. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, June 11th at 10:00AM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick will follow. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 10th from 5:00-8:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in Dot’s memory may be made to Hope Health Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E. Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kevin J. Rooney 6/5/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Waltham, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Kevin J. Rooney of Natick, a retired mail clerk with Houghton Mifflin of Boston, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Hebrew Senior Life Center of Roslindale. He was eighty-three years old. Born and raised in Waltham, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ruth (Fahy) Rooney. He attended Lawrence Academy and Boston College and then Kevin spent over fifteen years working with Houghton Mifflin Publishers of Boston. He was an avid Boston Sports Fan especially the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics and was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s and St. Linus Churches of Natick. He loved to read, write and dabble as an artist; however, he passion was singing. He was a member of the Sunshine Coral Group at the Hebrew Center and the Natick Senior Center’s Goldenaires. Mr. Rooney was the brother of the late Ruth Grupposo and her late husband Anthony and a loving uncle of Mark Grupposo of Natick, uncle and Godfather of John Grupposo and his wife Diana of Tampa, Florida, Ellen Knott and her husband Steve of Natick and Joanne Miga and her husband Christopher of Franklin. Also survived by nine great nieces and nephews. Funeral from The John Everett & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11th at 8:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours Thursday morning from 8:00-9:30AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


A. Lewis Brackley 6/4/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

A. Lewis Brackley of Natick, MA, passed away after a long illness on June 4 at his home in the company of his beloved wife and best friend, Margaret Sue (Koehnline), and their two cats. Lew and Margaret had just celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary. Lew was born in Stoneham, MA, on January 24, 1933, to Dorris and Almon Lewis Brackley, and grew up on a farm in Kingfield, ME. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1954 with a B.A. in economics, then served in the U.S. Army for two years. When he finished his military service, Lew earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University, then went to work as a comptroller for ICON. He retired at a young age, then pursued a career in real estate. Lew, who was well-known for his sharp intelligence and quick, sometimes biting wit, enjoyed playing cards and such board games as Trivial Pursuit with his extended family, playing golf, and taking road trips to Florida and Maine with his wife. In addition to Margaret, Lew is survived by his three children and their spouses, all of whom are blessed to have known him: Dana and Paul Huekell of Natick, MA; Martha and Richard Hogan of Simsbury, CT; and David and Susan Brackley of Old Lyme, CT. Lew will also be missed by his six grandchildren, Lewis and Sarah Huekell, Jessica and Zachary Hogan, and Faith and Drew Brackley. Donations in Lew’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Benedict J. Gallo 6/3/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Benedict J. “Ben” Gallo of Natick, a retired microbiologist, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence of Wayland after a long illness. He was eighty-one years old. Son of the late Francesco and Maria Carmella (Bruno) Gallo, he was born an American Citizen in Malvito, Italy on March 2, 1934 and raised from the age of three in Mamaroneck, New York. Ben graduated from Arch Bishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York and received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his second master’s from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Gallo continued his education and earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1976. An early career teaching high school was followed by a second career as a research microbiologist at the Soldiers Systems Command, Natick Labs from 1976 until his retirement in 1995. He was recognized as the first scientist to patent a microorganism and eventually his research obtained three patents for the United States Army. During his retirement Ben enjoyed his daily three-mile walk through the Natick Stop & Shop, Fran’s Flowers and Building #19’s parking lots. A member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick, he was a resident of Natick since 1976. Ben was the devoted husband of Mary F. (Krull) Gallo of Natick for fifty-five years. Loving father of Michael V. Gallo and his wife Beverly of Arlington, James D. Gallo and his wife Patricia of Natick and the late Beata Angelica Gallo. Cherished grandfather of Eliza J. Gallo of Arlington and the caring brother of the late Ninetta Iaconianni, Giovanna Panaro, Michael and Faust Gallo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, June 8th at 9:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday, June 7th from 3:00-6:00PM. Contributions in Ben’s memory may be made to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence/Wayland Hospice, 10 Greenway, Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Shane B. Farrell 6/3/2015 Mansfield, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Roslindale, MA

Shane B. Farrell, 13 Dateline: Mansfield, MA Shane B. Farrell, age 13, of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in Boston, MA on August 28, 2001, he was the loving and devoted son of Brian E. Farrell and Jacqueline L. McCabe of Mansfield. Shane was educated in Mansfield schools and at the present time, was a seventh grade honors student at the Qualters Middle School, where he his favorite subjects were science and history. He was a member of the Edgewood Church of Christ in Mansfield, where he was actively involved in the youth group. He, along with his father, volunteered their time helping others at Grace House in Framingham, and he was anticipating this summer spent at the Gander Brook Christian Camp in Raymond, Maine. Shane was a remarkably mature and responsible young man, who at the early age of four began developing strong computer skills. He also loved photography, acting, producing home video movies, playing basketball, street hockey and Xbox. Spending time with family and friends, especially with his sister were the happiest times of his life, and he will be truly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by his beloved sister Kerrin M. Ricci of Mansfield. He was the cherished grandson of Douglas and Marilyn McCabe and the late Edward and Joan Farrell. He is also survived by many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His funeral service, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00 A.M. in the Edgewood Church of Christ, 26 Edgewood St., Mansfield. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Natick. Visiting hours will be held on Monday. June 8th from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, Shane’s family would prefer that donations in his memory be made to Edgewood Church of Christ Youth Program, 26 Edgewood St., Mansfield, MA 02048 To send the Farrell family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com


Paul F. Lienhard 5/27/2015 Natick, MA / Dedham, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Paul F. Lienhard, age 55, died on Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015, at his Natick home. He was the high school sweetheart and devoted husband of Nancy A. (Antalek) Lienhard, who passed away on the 27th of last month. A 1977 Graduate of Natick High School, Paul was a son of the late Joseph E. and Patricia E. (Haley) Lienhard. While in high school, he decided to follow in his father’s path and become a plumber. He continued his education at Keefe Tech and became a member of UA Local 448, which was later incorporated Plumbers Local 12. Paul always enjoyed his work and over time became a true craftsman. Nancy and Paul were married on July 15, 1980, and within a couple of years settled into a home of their own. They created their own tight knit and loving family, sharing all they had to give with their growing children. The family had memorable times on Sebago Lake where Paul liked to fish, teach the younger members of the family about fireworks, and, if no one happened to be looking his way, it was fun just to blow stuff up. He loved holidays, particularly the Fourth of July, preparing for Halloween, listening to the bells of Saint Patrick’s Church, and sharing what he had with others, maybe his skills, maybe material things, but always with kindness and from the heart. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline McCarthy and her husband Charles of Dedham; his son, James Lienhard of Framingham; a grandson, Patrick McCarthy; a brother, Thomas Lienhard and his wife Kathleen of NH; his sisters, Gail Thompson and her husband Stephen of Medway, Patricia Lienhard and Thomas DelMonte of Medway, Kathleen Detweiler and husband Stephen of Marlborough, and Jean Lienhard of Natick; his father-in-law, Bertold Antalek of Natick, his Antalek family, and many nieces and nephews. His brother, Mark Lienhard, and his mother-in-law, Deanna (Waterman) Antalek, also predeceased him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Tuesday, 4 – 8PM. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Pine Street Inn, Memorial Gifts, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.


Kathleen T. Weber 5/22/2015 Natick, MA / Watertown, MA / Franklin, MA / Groton, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Kathleen T. “Kay” Weber, age 83, died peacefully at her Natick home early Friday morning, May 22, 2015. She and her husband, James B. Weber, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in February. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Ralph F. and Vivian M. (Doherty) Morrison. Kay was raised in Watertown and is a 1949 graduate of Watertown High School. She continued her education at Framingham State Teachers College, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and taught second grade in Providence, RI. Kay and Jim lived on the Weber family farm in Bridgewater, SD during their first year of marriage. They returned to Massachusetts and resided in Watertown prior to settling in Natick in 1957 where Kay maintained a warm and loving home for her family. Kay worked at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for 47 years, retiring in 2008. She was also employed at Wellesley College for 20 years. Kay had an infectious zest for life. She would think nothing of piling her five children in the car and heading off on week-long adventures, destination unknown. Kay had an active, inquiring mind and a love of education which she instilled in her children while encouraging them to dream big, reach for the stars, and do their best. Always kind and considerate of others, Kay had a great sense of humor and enjoyed dancing and holiday celebrations. Very family oriented, she especially loved being with Jim in the company of their large growing family. Kay is survived by her husband Jim and their five children; Fay N. Cote of Groton, MA, Ellen M. Weber of Colonial Heights, VA, Paula J. Glod and her husband Douglas of East Greenwich, RI, James B. Weber and his wife Kate of Framingham, MA, and John A. Weber and his wife Aloris Query of Franklin, MA; eleven grandchildren, Renee M. (Cote) Wagner and her husband John, David M. Cote, Kevin M. Cote and his wife Jessica Sappier-Cote, Steven G. Cote, Brian D. Glod, Andrew J. Glod and his fiancée Megan E. Mick, Ellen J. Glod, Timothy J. Weber, Joseph P. Weber, Amelia K. Weber, and John T. Weber; six great-grandchildren, Kainen “Gunner” Cote, Zophya J. Givetz, Layne M. Wagner, Mahkai “Hunter” Cote, Emma L. Brown, and Mason D. Wagner. She is also survived by three sisters; Vivian Landis, Lorraine Hall, and Patricia St. John; three brothers, George Morrison and his wife Lois, Charles Morrison and his wife Ruth, and David Morrison and his wife Sharon; and many nieces and nephews. Kay was also the sister of the late Ralph Morrison and his wife Rita and Richard Morrison and his wife Nora; and the sister-in-law of the late Glen Landis, Edmund Hall, and Maurice St. John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Monday 4–7PM. All are welcome to share with the family in reciting the Rosary at the close of the wake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kay’s name to Parkinson’s research.


Carmen L. Mercado Ortiz 5/17/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Carmen L. Mercado Ortiz of Framingham passed away at her home at the age of seventy-eight surrounded by her caring family. Born in Puerto Rico on July 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Ramon Mercado and Maria Isabel Rivera. Carmen came to the United States twenty years ago and settled in Framingham where she raised her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Clemente Quinones and the loving mother of Miguel Quinones and his wife Alba, Maria Lind and her husband Carl, Carmen Quinones and the late Felipe and John Quinones. Cherished grandmother of Damian Flores, Moises Flores, Carmen Lidia Wood, Maria de los Angeles Botler, Nelicia Tran, Jose Carrillo, Angelica Carrillo, Angel Luis Castro, Jose Luis Castro, Jackeline Sanches, Lorgia McNeil, Felipe Quinones and Pablo Quinones. Great grandmother of Diamarisa Flores, Zian Flores, Exavier Flores, Jonathan Butler, Julieta Wood, Robert Wood, Ezequiel Castro, Adrian Carrillo, Nerian Jovania McNeil, Emma Quinones and Felipe Quinones, Jr. Sister of Helen Rivera, Hermelinda Rivera and Maria Rivera. Caring aunt of Yarixa Escobar, Carlos Francisco Escobar, Marizabel Rivera, Karla Rivera, Juan Rosario, Maria del Rosario and Mariestela Rosario. Carmen was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church of Framingham and enjoyed her kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren and cooking, cleaning and doing crossword puzzles. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. A graveside service will be held in Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove St., Framingham on Wednesday, May 20th at 10:00AM. Arrangements by The John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick.


Ida Marie (McLean) Shaw 5/16/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

Ida Marie (McLean) Shaw, age 79, of Framingham, Massachusetts passed away, peacefully, on May 16, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Manor, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lydia (Grant) McLean and was born in Charleston, New Brunswick, Canada on March 11, 1936. Ida is survived by her beloved husband, George Edward Shaw, to whom she was married for 60 years, her children: Susan and James Martis of Pelham, NH, Linda and David Fair of Framingham and Corey and Barbara Shaw of Candia, NH. Her son, Peter, pre-deceased her. She was the grandmother of David, Brian and Lydia Fair, and Matthew Martis and the late Charles Piazza. She is also survived by her devoted brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Joyce McLean of Carlsbad, CA, her brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Norma McLean of Florida, brother in-law, Eldon Caldwell, of New Brunswick, Canada, sister-in-law, Jean McLean, of Oregon and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Norman, Clayton and Harold McLean, Etta West, Nellie Caldwell and Evelyn Brooker. Ida married her childhood sweetheart and moved to the United States. She and her husband lived in Wayland, West Palm Beach, FL, Kansas City, MO, Durand, MI, and Natick before settling in Framingham where they lived for nearly 25 years. Ida was self-employed as a seamstress and tailor before her career at Bose Corporation. When an automobile accident and subsequent stroke left her paralyzed and with limited ability to communicate, she received meticulous care from her adoring husband. She returned to Framingham in 2007. Family and friends will remember Ida as a hard-working, talented woman with a wonderful sense of humor, who cherished her husband. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:45 pm followed by her funeral services at 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte 30), Wayland. Interment will be private for her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Wesley Methodist Church Youth Missions Fund, 30 Beacon Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Robert Cox 5/13/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Robert G. Cox “Bob” of Stratham, NH, formerly of Natick passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. He was seventy-eight years old. Born in Natick, he was raised in Framingham and a 1955 graduate of Framingham High School. A professional drummer until the age of forty, he worked as a new products manager with Hewlett Packard of Exeter, NH for many years. A natural golfer and artist, Bob had a great wit and enjoyed music. He was the devoted husband of fifty years to Mary E. (Macy) Cox of Stratham, NH. Loving father of Gian and Kim Harnett and Jamey R. Manning and his wife Carol of Natick and Brian E. Manning and his wife Lisa of Dana Point, CA. Cherished grandfather of Andrew Manning & his fiancée Samantha Farina of Dedham and Alyssa Manning-Gramajo and her husband Axel of Natick. Great grandfather of Amaia Gramajo and brother of the late Richard Cox and his wife Barbara of Framingham. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 3:00-6:00PM in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memory contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 03885. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Rosemary Mahoney 5/11/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: Rosemary G. (Heron) Mahoney passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. She was seventy-four years old. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 29, 1941, she was raised in Melrose and a 1959 graduate of the Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. She continued her education at Framingham State College and graduated with a degree in education in 1963. Mrs. Mahoney was a longtime member and actively involved in the Natick Public Schools as an educator. She was a teacher’s aide, a teacher, a substitute teacher and a mentor. She was also a partner with her husband Dan in UNIGLOBE Travel of Natick for twenty years. A faithful member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick and the Adoration Chapel, she also served as a Eucharistic minister. Rosemary was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, enjoyed traveling the world, having monthly dinners with the Wellesley Babes and her dear neighbors and friends in book club. Rosemary loved her husband, her kids, her grandchildren, was very close to her siblings and her many supportive and caring neighbors. She was the devoted wife of Daniel T. Mahoney, Jr. of Natick and together they shared fifty years of marriage. She was the loving mother of James M. Mahoney of Framingham, Daniel T. Mahoney, III (Stephanie) of Washington, D.C., Christine M. LaRosa (Buddy) of Milford and Karen A. Mahoney (Christopher Nesbit) of Manchester-by-the-sea. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Lynn and Emma Rosemary. Caring sister of Peggy Walsh (Tom) of Westfield, NJ, Julie Cooney of Riverdale, IL, David Heron (Lynda Hersey) of Reading, Maura Sharp (Kent) of Acton, the late Nancy Heron and she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosemary’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, May 16th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Friday, May 15th from 4:00-7:00PM. Rosemary’s family asks that donations in her memory may be made to the Natick Food Pantry, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. (info@natickservicecousel.org) For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dennis Linane 5/10/2015 Natick, MA / Westboro, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Dennis P. Linane of Westboro, formerly of Natick died suddenly on Sunday Morning, May 10, 2015 at the UMass Medical Center of Worcester at the age of forty-four. Beloved son of the late William and June (Phinney) and Mary (Brackett) Linane, he was raised in Natick and a 1988 graduate of Natick High School. Mr. Linane was employed by National Tire & Battery of Natick for twenty years and most recently at Hogan Tire of Natick for six months. A Westboro resident for the last seventeen years, Dennis was all about family and friends and had a huge heart. He always kept an open door for all who needed help whether it was crashing at his house or sleeping on his couch. He would take the shirt off his back, run benefits for friends or make donations to local Veteran’s shelters. Besides his love for his wife Marcy, his daughter Casandra, son Steven and grandson Hayden, Dennis loved his 2013 Harley Davidson Street glide motorcycle. He looked forward to rides with Marcy and was a New England Sports teams fan especially the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. Dennis also enjoyed dirt bike riding with his son Steven, rock and roll music and spending time with his grandson Hayden. He was the devoted husband of Marcy (Fairbanks) Linane of Westboro and together they shared twenty years of marriage. A loving father of Casandra E. Fairbanks of Hopkinton and Steven P. Linane of Westboro. Cherished grandfather of Hayden Fairbanks of Hopkinton and caring brother of Cheryl Ashley of NH, Karen Galasso of Hudson, Pamela Szretter and her late husband Ron of Hudson, Christine Carpenter and her husband Shawn of RI, William Linane of NH, Lou Ann D’Amico and her husband Derek of Milford, Gary Leavitt and his wife Sharon of Bellingham, Linda Dumont and her late husband Duey of Blackstone, Robert Leavitt of Natick, Karen Leavitt of Bellingham and the late Cynthia Bowman. Son-in-law of Arthur and Anne Fairbanks of Hopkinton. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, May 15th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Dennis’ memory may be made to homeless veterans, c/o Veteran’s, Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dorothy J. Hammond 5/6/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Dorothy J. (Morris) Hammond “Nene” of Newton, formerly of Natick passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Stone Institute of Newton at the age of ninety-four. Born in Ashland, Massachusetts on March 9, 1921, she was the daughter of Albert and Frieda (Pitman) Morris. She was raised in Ashland and Natick and attended Natick Schools. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved her entire family. She enjoyed singing, music, going to the beach, apple picking every year and arm wrestling her grandchildren. She was the devoted wife of the late Charles E. Hammond and together they shared twenty years of marriage before he passed away. She was a loving mother of Loretta Parker and her husband George of Natick, Joann Lemerise and her husband Scott of N. Grafton, Mark Hammond and his wife Maria of Salem and the late Charles E. Hammond, Jr. and his wife Betty “Liz” of SC. Cherished grandmother of Steve Parker and his wife Nancy of Natick, Thomas Parker and his wife Doreen of Uxbridge, Jeffrey Parker and his wife Olga of Newtonville, Kathleen McGrath and her husband John of Georgetown, Texas, Keith Parker and his wife Sheila of Millville, Wendie Perry and her husband Bruce of Bluffton, SC, Missie Hammond of Tennessee, Todd Hammond and his wife Lauren of Sudbury, Jeanine Lemerise of Shrewsbury, Meagan Hawkins and her husband Matthew of Gardner and Katelyn Lincoln and her husband James of Lexington, Kentucky. Great grandmother of twenty-seven and great, great grandmother of five. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00AM in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend and the family will receive guests from 9:00-11:00AM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick following the service. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s’ Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Barbara Jane (Taylor) Schleicher 5/4/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Barbara Jane (Taylor) Schleicher, 95, died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, May 4, 2015 following a period of declining health. She was born in Newton on February 10, 1920 the daughter of the late Harold Taylor and Hazel B. (Glover) Taylor. Barbara was the wife of the late Ervin Schleicher who died in 1990. She was the mother of Carol MacGregor of Wayland; Jill Erickson of Hudson, NH and Wayne Humphrey of Maynard. Step-mother of John Schleicher of Chadron, NE; Robert Schleicher of Kaneohe, HI; David Schleicher of Greeley, CO; and Richard Schleicher of Los Angeles, CA. Also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Barbara spent her formative years in Wayland and graduated from Wayland High School with the Class of 1937. In the early 1930’s, she played professionally as a pianist, accordion player and singer at many of the popular dance halls and cocktail lounges in the Metrowest area including The Villa, The Red Coach Grill, The Meadows and the Monticello. As husband Ervin was employed by the United Nations, Barbara lived in several countries in Africa and W. Samoa from 1972 to 1978 when they retired to Chadron, NE. She resided in Chadron, NE for over 12 years and also resided in Marlborough for many years. At the age of 71, she received her BS in Social Work from Chadron State College in Nebraska. Barbara loved to travel and to meet people from various backgrounds. She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint and all varieties of art projects. At the young age of 90 she wrote her autobiography titled “My Joy Was the Journey”. Her family also cherishes the volumes of scrapbooks Barbara assembled that document her family’s life and historical events for close to 100 years. She will be warmly remembered by her family and friends as a kind and outgoing person who left a tangible legacy for future generations to enjoy and to learn from. Memorial Visitations will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 10:30 until 11:15 am followed by her funeral services at 11:30 am at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Private family interment will be held at the Taylor family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland, In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.


William J. Hillson 4/30/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: William J. “Bill” Hillson, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Center. He was eighty-three years old. Born on December 11, 1931 in Boston, Bill was raised in Waltham and a graduate of Waltham High School. In May of 1952, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country proudly during the Korean War. After his military service, Mr. Hillson was employed as a tool and die maker with J L Thompson Company of Waltham for over forty years. Bill enjoyed watching action movies, saltwater fishing, coin collecting, and caring for his yard and vegetable garden. He was a member of the Natick American Legion and a faithful member of St. Zepherin’s Church of Wayland where he attended Mass each week and said the Rosary daily. He had his routine of walking the Natick Mall with his friends and enjoyed coffee with them, doing word searches, reading the paper, having dinner with his son Bill every night and spending time with his daughter Judie and her family especially his three grandchildren Tom, Kristen and Katie. Visits were always fun, full of laughs, lots of one liners and many great memories. Bill was the devoted husband of the late Dorothy A. (Kennealy) Hillson. Together they shared forty-eight years of marriage and the one thing that held true through all their years was his ultimate love and devotion to Dorothy. It was really something to behold! He was a loving father of Judie E. Murray and her husband Tom of Medway and William J. Hillson, Jr. of Natick. Cherished grandfather of Tom Murray and his wife Sarah of Fairfield, CT, Kristen Darrow and her husband Shaun of York, Maine and Katie Murray of Brighton, formerly of Medway. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Good Shepherd Parish @ St. Zepherin’s Church, 99 Main St., (RT. 27) Wayland at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 5th. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick following the Mass with Military Honors. Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral .com


Dante J. Mangini 4/27/2015 Milford, MA / Natick, MA / Waltham, MA / Framingham, MA

Dante J. Mangini, 95 of Milford formerly of Natick, died April 27, 2015 at Milford Hospital. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Julia (Brandolini) Mangini. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and was a veteran of World War II. He received a Masters in Education from Northeastern University and was a teacher and administrator in the Natick school system and taught drivers' education for many years. Dante was the devoted husband of Lucy (Lentini) Mangini for 64 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Kathleen Taylor and her husband, Rick of Milford, Diane Parker and her husband, George of Williamstown, VT, Julie Mangini of Natick and Lisa Pearson and her husband, Bill of Framingham. Sons: Daniel Mangini of Franklin, Paul & Joseph Mangini of Milford, Stephen Mangini and his wife, Melissa of AZ, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren He was also the father of the late Maria Driscoll. He is survived by two brothers: Victor Mangini of NH and Tony Mangini of Waltham and one sister: Constance Enik of Waltham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 4, at 10:00 in St. Patrick's Church Natick. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery Natick. Visiting hours in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common are Sunday, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Dante's memory to the Greater Boston Food Bank (www.gbfb.org).


Robert J. Wilson 4/22/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Southborough, MA

NATICK: Robert J. Wilson passed away on Wednesday morning, April 22, 2015 at the Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a short illness. He was seventy-nine years old and the devoted husband for twenty-five years of Sandra F. “Sandy” (Nims) Wilson who passed away only twenty days earlier. Bob was born in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ernest & Mary Wilson and he worked as a technician with Honeywell for over fifteen years. Bob was a very quiet man who just liked to observe things and listen to 1940’s music on his radio. He was a forty-year member of the Foresters of Natick and was the past president of the club. He loved the Chicago Cubs, all New England sports teams and watching the original “War of the Worlds” on TV. Bob took wonderful care of his beloved wife Sandy through her many years of sickness and continued to “dote” on her. He was the loving father of Penny J. Young of Webster, Lisa L. Zonghi and her husband Rico of Franklin, Helen L. Thomas and her late husband Jeffrey of Southborough, Peggy K. Pignone and her husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia and the late Virginia E. Kenworthy-Treague. Cherished grandfather of Jayme Bellofatto, Jr. and Chrysta Heafey, both of North Carolina, Alexa Young of Webster, Jake and Kaitlyn Zonghi of Franklin, Austin and Tyler Treague of Gainesville, Virginia, Rebecca and Scott Thomas of Southborough and Samantha and Danny Pignone of Manassas, Virginia. He was the caring brother of Dimple White of Illinois and the late Ernest, Louis & Leland Wilson. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial immediately in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-5:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


William J. Doren, Jr. 4/17/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: William Joseph Doren, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence. He was eighty-four years old and the son of the late William J. Sr., and Elizabeth (McGlinchey) Doren. Bill was the first graduating class of Stonehill College in 1947 and worked as a model maker for twenty-five years, developing the wind tunnel to draft the space shuttle and the deep diving probe “Alvin”. He later worked for the U.S Postal Service in Wellesley as the night supervisor for twenty-five years and after his retirement; he continued to work as a security guard at Nahanton Woods in Needham for ten years. Mr. Doren was a member of the Army National Guard for nine years and St. Zepherin’s Church of Wayland. He enjoyed building model ships, reading, listening to Classical Music, puttering around his yard, flowers and watching the sky for stars and the space shuttle flying overhead. He was a fifty year member of the Natick Kiwanis and was the editor of the club's newsletter for thirty years. Bill was the devoted husband of Barbara A. (Boland) Doren of Natick and together they shared sixty years of marriage. He was the loving father of Robert M. Doren and his wife Deborah of Millis and the late William F. Doren. Cherished grandfather of Maureen E. Doren of Quincy and Caitlin M. Doren of Millis and the brother of the late Margaret Ravagno. Bill’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Good Shepherd Parish @ St. Zepherin’s Church, 99 Main St., (RT 27) Wayland at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, April 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Parmenter Community Care & Hospice, 266 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dr. Robert G. "Bob" Forest 4/15/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Robert “Bob” Forest, eighty-two years old, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 15th, 2015 at the Kindred Hospital of Natick. Bob was born October 8, 1932 to the late John Gerard Forest and Irene (Mitchell) Forest. He was raised in Brockton, attended the Sacred Heart French School, and later graduated from Brockton High School in 1950. Bob loved children and always wanted to be a teacher. He attended Bridgewater State College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1954, and a master’s degree in administration in 1959. As an undergraduate, Bob was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and developed a passion for writing and directing plays and musical shows. He would eventually earn a Doctorate in reading from Boston University in 1980. After graduating from college, Bob began his teaching career nearby in the town of West Bridgewater. While teaching there, he met and fell in love with Sandi Delani. After a brief courtship they were married at Saint Matthews Parish in Dorchester on September 3, 1955. By 1957, Bob was offered positions in the Natick public school system teaching sixth grade at the Lilja and Brown schools. After securing his graduate degree, Bob became Vice Principal of the Bennett-Hemenway school. After a successful tenure as a teacher and administrator in Natick, Bob was hired as Principal of the Peter Noyes School in Sudbury in 1969. In Sudbury he started writing plays and musicals featuring his students. After two years there, he went to Winchester to become the Principal of the Ambrose School. In Winchester, Bob was also given the opportunity to develop creative and innovative methods of teaching. He became a pioneer in the open classroom approach to teaching and new methods of team teaching. Bob was not only known for his dedication to public education and his love of children, but having a relentless pursuit of innovation in the classroom. He excelled in bringing out the best in his teachers and eventually became the Superintendent of Schools in Winchester, where he retired in 1983. Bob also enjoyed a successful second career as an author and writer. He contributed to the Jack and Jill and Highlights children’s magazine and, in 1969, wrote The Bicycle Detectives, a children’s mystery novel. He later co-wrote the best seller Working Words in Spelling series as well as the Quickword Series. In 1983, Bob joined Curriculum Associates full-time and worked on developing creative curriculum for teachers in the elementary school classroom. His publications were very popular, and he became Vice President and Publisher before retiring in 2007. He was devoted to the profession of teaching and was an active member of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association and the Massachusetts Reading Association. Bob had a variety of avocations. He continued this love of the theater when he moved to Natick, where he wrote and directed seventeen musical community benefit shows at Natick High School and the old Armory building. Each performance would take almost a year of planning and rehearsals, and would boast sell out crowds that raised thousands of dollars for education scholarships and the Leonard Morse Hospital. One of his greatest joys was singing as a tenor in the St. Linus Parish choir for more than two decades. Bob always had time for his children and grandchildren. He could often be found listening to Broadway show tunes on his satellite radio. Bob and Sandi would regularly escape to their home on Long Pond in South Yarmouth, where they loved spending time together. On the Cape, he sustained his addiction to word games, puzzles, game shows, reading good fiction, and gardening. Together, they loved living on the pond, and those cloudless nights watching sunsets and the moon rise, with the bright rays of light glistening on the water. Bob was the loving husband of Sandra P. (Delani) Forest of Natick for sixty years. Cherished father of Mark Forest and his wife Carol of S. Yarmouth, Deborah Adcock and her husband Charles of N. Grafton and Christopher Forest and his wife Melissa of Danvers. Grandfather of Michael and Patricia Forest, Justin and Patrick Adcock and Brighid and Christopher Forest. Great grandfather of Oliver Forest. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Monday, April 20th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare & Hospice, 200 Nickerson Road - suite 110, Marlborough, MA 01752. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


David A. Burke 4/14/2015 Natick, MA / Hopedale, MA / Bedford, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

BURKE, David A. “Sonny”, a beloved husband and father passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in his home in Clearwater, Florida at the age of eighty-four. Born in West Newton, Massachusetts, he went to Florida in 1994 from Natick. He worked as an Electrical Engineer for GTE in Needham, Massachusetts for 24 years after serving in the United States Air Force 95th Fighter Squadron during the Korean War from 1950 until 1953. Mr. Burke also taught electronics at the Keefe Technical Vocational School in Framingham for many years. Sonny is survived by his loving Wife, Barbara (Flynn), Children; Michael Burke, Jerry Burke, Sharon Burke and Ann Marie Coyle, of Massachusetts, Daniel Burke and wife, Teresa, of New Hampshire, Special Niece, Jacqueline Burke of North Carolina and Special Nephew, John Burke and wife, Virginia, of New Hampshire. Brother of Edwin Burke of Oregon and Sister Joanne Coane of Massachusetts, 5 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Sonny's Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday, April 23rd, at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private and in lieu of flowers, contributions in Sonny's memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare & Hospice 200 Nickerson Rd. #100, Marlborough, MA 01752. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Elaine G. Zwicker 4/11/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Elaine G. (Weilant) Zwicker, age 91, a longtime Natick resident and retired Natick Public Schools employee, died peacefully on Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She had been the beloved wife of the late Brice E. Zwicker for 66 years. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Hazel (Jodrey) Weilant. Elaine was raised and educated in Natick and was a 1941 graduate of Natick High School. She and Brice met while visiting mutual friends in Detroit, where Brice was employed as a journeyman electrician. He moved to Natick after the couple married in 1948. Elaine enjoyed creating a warm and happy home for her family. She had been a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a longtime member of the Altar Guild at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, her second home since childhood. When her children were entrenched in school, Elaine became employed as the Cafeteria Supervisor at the Coolidge Junior High School. When Coolidge closed she moved to the High School where she baked for the school lunch program. She very much enjoyed baking, and her students and family each benefited greatly from her talents. Elaine and Brice enjoyed trips to Nova Scotia to visit relatives and particularly venturing out to Washington State to see their daughter. Predeceased by Brice last may in his 101st year, she is survived by their son, Ronald B. Zwicker of Natick; their daughter, Nancy E. Zwicker of Ravensdale, WA; and Elaine’s sister, Marion Giardini of Framingham. A Funeral Service will be held in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 East Central Street, Natick, on Friday, April 17th at 9:00AM. Interment will follow at Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Thursday 6 – 8PM.


Ramon Camilo 4/8/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Ramon Camilo of Framingham died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham after a lengthy illness. He was one hundred and one years old. Born in the Dominican Republic on December 15, 1913, he was the devoted husband of Candida (Medrano) Camilo of Framingham for fifty-five years. He was the loving father of eleven children, thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty-nine great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, April 10th from 4:00-8:00PM. Ramon’s funeral will continue on Saturday morning, April 11th at 10:00AM in the funeral home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. For directions or to send Ramon’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick


Vincent P. Kerrigan 4/8/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

NATICK: Vincent P. “Vinnie” Kerrigan passed away at his home with his daughter and dog Fonzy by his side on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was sixty-six years old. Born in 1949 in Waltham, he was the son of the late Vincent R. and Elinor (Welch) Kerrigan. Vinnie was raised in Natick and a 1967 graduate of Natick High School. He continued his education at Boston State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in English and then worked as salesman with Horizon Beverages for over twenty years. Vinnie enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, taking his dog Fonzy for rides in the car and was a New England Patriots season ticket holder for thirty years and a longtime friend of Bill W. Mr. Kerrigan was the loving father of Kelley Ann Kerrigan of Framingham and the former husband of Ann M. (McGovern) Kerrigan-Howard of Framingham. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 12th from 2:00-5:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. Vinnie’s family would like to thank everyone at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for their love, compassion and support. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Gerard F. McParland 4/7/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Gerard F. “Gerry” McParland of Natick passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston at the age sixty-six. Born in Boston in 1948, he was the son of the late Charles and Mildred (Ford) McParland. Gerard worked as a postman for six years before becoming a Natick Firefighter and EMT, local 1707 for thirty-two years. A job he truly enjoyed and was proud of. He was a Natick resident most of his life, a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick and a lifelong member of the Natick Elks. Gerard enjoyed his family especially attending his grandchildren’s practices and sporting events. He liked crossword puzzles, golfing and all New England sports teams. Mr. McParland was the devoted husband of Linda A. (Forshner) McParland of Natick and together they shared forty-eight years of marriage. He was the loving father of Kathleen Marchand and her husband Shane of Natick and Colleen Cotter and her husband William, also of Natick. A Cherished grandfather of Griffin Marchand, Charles, Joshua and Sydney Cotter, all of Natick and the caring brother of Stephen McParland and his wife Beth of Boston and the late Doris McParland and the late Charles McParland, Jr. Gerard’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, April 10th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday, April 9th from 4:00-8:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Gerard’s memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


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