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.
Mr. Charles Arthur Meeks 6/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Groton,MA / Framingham,MA
Mr. Charles Arthur Meeks, a resident of Medford, formerly of New Mexico and beloved husband of Carol A (Puchalski) Meeks, passed away at his home on June 2, 2019.Â He was 81 years old.Â For his last 7 years, he fought a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
Born in Newberry, So Carolina, he was the beloved son of the late John C and Thelma G (Black) Meeks.Â Mr. Meeks was a graduate of UMass Lowell, where he earned his bachelor's degree.Â He was retired from the New England Telephone Company, where he worked as a lineman and supervisor. In later years, he worked as a Verizon Site Engineer for the Massachusetts 911 system.
Prior to the onset of PSP, Charles enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife and playing golfÂ but continued to watch sports, especially hockey.Â He loved the years he spent in New Mexico. He will be dearly missed but more joyously remembered.
He was father to Charles Richard (Mandy) Meeks of Groton, step-father to Carla (Cole) Parker of Framingham, Edward Embriano of Medford and loving grandfather to Angela Meeks and Whitaker and Isabelle Parker.Â Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
His funeral service will be celebrated in the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors AVenue, Medford on Friday, June 7, 2019, at noon. Visitation will be held in the funeral home, prior to the service, from 11 AM to noon. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Charles Meeks, in support of PSP Research at Mass General Hospital and mailed to MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St, Suite 540, Boston MA 02114, Attn: K. Wojcicki.Â Donation can also be made online at giving.massgeneral.org.Â Please be sure to indicate the gift is in memory of Charles Meeks for PSP research. For additional information, please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhome.com.
Mihail Plesca 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA / Norfolk,MA / Framingham,MA
Mihail â€śMishaâ€ť Plesca, 55, most recently of Norfolk, MA, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. He was surrounded by his wife and sons who were by his side throughout his short battle with cancer.
Misha was the loving husband of Oxana Plesca for 33 years and a proud father and grandfather "Bunelu". He is survived by sons Vadim and Igor and grandchildren Caden, Owen, Bianca and Beatrice.
Misha and Oxana raised their family in their home country of Moldova where they worked tirelessly to educate their children and provide them the means to move the U.S. Hardworking, energetic and devoted to his grandchildren, Bunelu lived for the moments he spent with his family.
A prolific fisherman, Misha enjoyed the peace of being near the water and the satisfaction of catching supper for his family. With a beautiful smile, twinkling green eyes and warm hugs and kisses, he never showed up to any occasion empty handed.
Mihail is also survived by his sisters Raia and Veronica and their children who reside in Moldova. He is brother to the late Victor Plesca.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 21 between the hours of 5-8 PM at the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St.
Interment will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 11 AM at the Norfolk Cemetery.
Alyn V. Levergood 5/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA
FRAMINGHAM: Alyn Vernon Levergood, 91, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family at his residence on May 12, 2019 following a period of declining health.
He was born in Yeadon, Landsdowne, PA on November 22, 1927 the son of the late Alyn Vernon Levergood, Sr. and Dorothy Winifred (Esterly) Levergood.
Alyn is survived by his devoted children, Barbara Jo Levergood of Brunswick, ME; Richard Alyn Levergood and his wife Grace of Northwood, NH and Thomas Mark Levergood and his wife Fran of Hopkinton. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Alyn was the husband of the late Barbara Jean (Baker) Levergood who died in 2000 and the late Jean Marie (Lehan) Levergood who died in 2016. He was the brother of the late June Parson.
Alyn spent his formative years in Pennsylvania and has been a resident of Framingham for over 48 years. He received his BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He had a long and distinguished career as a Civil Engineer and was associated with Penn Central Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration, the T K Dyer and HNTB before retiring. He enjoyed traveling and favored all things associated with railroads and railways. Alyn enjoyed combining travel with visiting railroad and glass museums, another of his favorite hobbies.
Alyn was a well connected individual and was loved by many. He was an active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland and a past member of ASCE and AREA. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all those friends and acquaintances who had the pleasure to know him.
A Memorial Service celebrating Alynâ€™s life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road (Rte. 126/27), Wayland.
Interment will be private for his family in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham.
Robert H. Sauer, Jr. 4/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA
FRAMINGHAM: Robert H. â€śBobâ€ť Sauer, Jr, 89, died peacefully in the care and comfort of his family on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from complications following a courageous struggle with diabetes.
He was born in St. Albanâ€™s Long Island, New York the son the late Robert H. Sauer, Sr and Emily (Strobel) Sauer.
Bob is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 67 years, Valerie A. (Vincent) Sauer of Framingham. Loving father of Valerie A. Hughes and her husband John Hughes of Natick; Robert H Sauer, III of Brockton; Peter D. Sauer and his wife Kendra Sauer of Marlborough; Ericha F. Stearns and her husband John Stearns of Medway and Christopher D. Sauer of Medway. Brother of Gladys Hardy of Suffield, CT; Donald Sauer of Harwinton, CT; Joan Hauser of Agawam and the late Marjorie Smyth. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Bob has been a resident of Framingham for 67 years and also resided in Natick for several years. He spent his formative years in Enfield, CT and attended Loomis Chafee School in Windsor, CT . He completed his studies and graduated from Springfield Technical High School. He served an apprenticeship with the Watertown Arsenal and received his certificate as a Registered Engineer.
He served our country proudly as a Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 114 of Natick and served as a Past Commander. Bob was also associated with the American Legion in Natick.
He had a long and distinguished career as a Mechanical Engineer in the field of Diamond Tool Design. He was associated for several years with BLH Electronics in Waltham as the Supervisor of Mechanical Methods and Chief Tool Designer. He became the Manager of the Machine Department Operations for the company in 1978. He continued his career with Crafts Precision Industries of Canton where he retired as the Engineering and Quality Control Manager. Upon his retirement, not one to sit idle, he was associated with Alaska Diesel in Andover.
He loved deep sea fishing, tinkering on his cars and was always looking for a project to do around the house. He was a humble and kind man, always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Bob was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather to his family and always enjoyed having them around his home, especially during the 4th of July. He was a patriotic gentleman and would always show his pride to his country in a quiet manner. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland.
Family and friends are invited to his funeral services on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at
10:00 am at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne later in the day.
For those who desire, in lieu of flowers gifts in Bobâ€™s memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or to a charity that benefits animals.
Claire (Constantine) Apostol 4/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA
Of Framingham April 20, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Paul Apostol Sr. Devoted mother of Paul Apostol Jr. and his wife Lisa of Framingham, Anita Meredith Escobar and her husband Julio of Framingham. Sister of Phillip Constantine and his wife Judith of Saugus, and Elsie Constantine of Somerville. Loving grandmother of Owen, Emma, Gregory, Amanda and Julio. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street NATICK COMMON Monday April 29th at 9:30am. Followed by a Funeral Service in the Annunciation Orthodox Church 37 Washington St Natick at 10:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Sunday April 28th from 4-7 pm in the funeral home. Interment Dell Park Cemetery, Natick.
Longtime member of the Annunciation Orthodox Church Womenâ€™s Club (Vetetima).
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mrs. Apostol may be made to the Annunciation Orthodox Church 37 Washington St. Natick, MA 01760.