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.

Richard E. McLaughlin 11/23/2015 natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Richard E. McLaughlin 69 of Natick died peacefully Monday November 23, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Anne M (Burke) McLaughlin sharing 32 years of marriage. A Natick resident for 45 years he was born in Woburn, the son of the late Joseph and Dorothea (Butterworth) Rufo. Mr. McLaughlin worked in Security for the Raytheon Corporation for 40 years retiring in 2010. Mr. McLaughlin was a dedicated Life Member of the Natick Elks Lodge B.P.O E. 1425, and worked tirelessly for many years to promote the Lodge Scholarship Fund awarded to students each year. He enjoyed summers with family and friends in Brant Rock. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Donald E. McLaughlin and his wife Cynthia of Merrimack NH, James M. McLaughlin and his wife Diane of Framingham, one brother William McLaughlin and his wife Carole of Vero Beach, FL, two grandchildren, Michael and Julie McLaughlin, his mother in law June Burke of Natick, brothers in law Peter Burke and his wife Marguerite of Millis, Paul Burke and his wife Andrea of Hopkinton, David Burke and his wife Elvia of Sandy Hook CT, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Lawrence G. McLaughlin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday, November 30th at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Linus Church. Visiting hour are Sunday, November 29th from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Natick Elks Scholarship Fund, 95 Speen Street, Natick, MA 01760. For directions and to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Donald John Barber 11/23/2015 natick, MA / Sandwich, MA / Andover, MA / Framingham, MA / Newton, MA

With heavy hearts we would like to share that Donald John Barber, 81, of Sandwich, MA, formerly of Andover, died on November 23, 2015. Devoted husband of Ann T. (Sheehan) Barber. Loving father of Beth and her husband Garry Lewellen of Bluff Dale, TX, and Bonnie and her husband Andrew Hochberg of Newton, MA . Proud grandfather of Mark and Liza Hochberg. Brother to seven siblings, survived by Jean Townsend, Ken Barber, and Richard Barber, predeceased by Hank Barber, William Barber, Janet Bouret and Ruth Condon. Donald was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Donald and Ann, who were together since the age of 13, were both graduates of Natick High School Class of 1952, where he played baseball, basketball and football (quarterback and captain senior year) and she was a member of the cheerleading squad. Donald went on to serve in the Army and became a proud and dedicated graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a founder of Associated Industries of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company, Donald worked tirelessly to provide a caring and supportive work environment for his many committed employees. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common. Visiting hours are Friday morning beginning at 9:00 AM. Internment St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of his beloved wife, donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472-2463.

Paul K. Beard 11/12/2015 Boston, MA / Mission Hill, MA / Framingham, MA / Natick, MA

Paul Kenneth Beard, age 63, of Framingham, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, November 12, 2015. He was the proud and loving father of Eric A. Beard and his wife Samantha of Natick. His biggest joy came from spending time with his three loving grandchildren Abigail, Duncan, and Liam. Paul recently retired from the US Postal Service after 45 years of service. Son of the late Alice (Marsh) Beard and brother of the late Robert Beard, Paul is also survived by his sister, Virginia “Ginny” Dalton and two nieces, Cathy Schopp and Shelly Eger, all of Billerica. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Beard family on Friday, Nov. 20th at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, beginning at 5:00PM with a prayer service at 6:30PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to The Carroll School, 25 Baker Bridge Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 (

Antoinette A. Grillo 11/9/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Antoinette “Dewey” (Saviano) Grillo passed away comfortably on Monday, November 9, 2015. Born in Natick on July 19, 1915, Dewey lived a fulfilling life. She married Fortunato “Pat” Grillo in December 1941, and together they raised three children. Dewey was a talented seamstress and a sharp businesswoman with a successful career as an Avon Representative for 30 years. She was a sociable, outgoing person who gave generously to local and national charities. She enjoyed baking and sharing with her family and guests, and her Italian white cookies will be greatly missed. Dewey and Pat enjoyed time in Florida and loved being at their second home on Cape Cod. Predeceased her husband in 2004, Dewey is survived by daughter Patricia Ickler and her husband Warren of Venice, FL, daughter Carol Nelson and her husband Ken of Framingham, and son Robert Grillo and his wife Claudia of Sagamore Beach; nine grandchildren: Kevin Nelson, Kristi Salsbury, Kerri LaPlaca, Brian Harty, Tracy Harty, Laura Gonzalez, Michael Grillo, Sara Grillo, and Matthew Grillo; and eight great-grandchildren: Nicole, Taylor, Kylie, Kacie, Julian, Asa, Patrick, and Evelyn who all lovingly knew her as “Mema.” More than anything, Dewey will be remembered for her strength, generosity, and independence. Though Dewey is at peace and reunited with her husband, parents, and seven siblings, she will be greatly missed by those who remain to mourn her loss. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, November 13th with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Dewey’s memory to the Natick VNA, 209 West Central Street, Suite 313, Natick, MA 01760.

Carolyn J. Sullivan 11/8/2015 Framingham, MA / South Yarmouth, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Carolyn J. (Wyand) Sullivan, age 79, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully at Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehab center in Natick on November 8, 2015. Born, raised and educated in Boston, Carolyn was a daughter of the late Harrington and Frances (Mich) Wyand. She was employed with Sears for several years, working in the old store on Park Drive at the edge of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Upon her marriage, Carolyn and her husband lived in different locales as his career in the US Army progressed, eventually settling for a good period of time at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Carolyn returned to Massachusetts in 1974, and has made her home in Framingham since then. Carolyn enjoyed a long career as an operator with the Veterans’ Administration’s Boston area hospitals. She retired briefly after many years at the West Roxbury location but returned to work part time with the information department at Jamaica Plain. She is survived by her son, Wayne Sullivan of Framingham, her daughter, Jayne Brundin and her husband Ian of Walla Walla, WA; four grandchildren, Lindsay, Kevin, Tyler, and Bailey; five great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Skylar, Max, Avery, and Lila; and her sisters, Miriam McLaughlin and her husband Robert of Falls Church, VA, and Nancy Pellegrini and her husband Dennis of South Yarmouth, MA. There is no service planned. Donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

David J. Karasek 10/25/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: David J. Karasek, age 58, of Natick, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, October 25, 2015. After attending Western Michigan University, he moved to the east coast and has lived in the Framingham/Natick area. Before his illness, he was a waiter at several MetroWest restaurants. His parents, Theodore and Patricia Karasek, preceded him in death. David is survived by two loving sisters in Michigan. A private interment is planned by David's family in Michigan.

Peter J. Prior 10/25/2015 Holliston, MA / Natick, MA / Milford, MA / Framingham, MA

HOLLISTON: Peter J. Prior, age 70, a longtime Holliston resident, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday morning, October 25, 2015, while doing what he loved most – traveling in his RV with family and friends. He and his wife, Karen L. (Cushman) Prior, were to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary the following day. Born, raised and educated in Natick, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Catherine E. (Sullivan) Prior. Peter's first job was with Federal Glass before his 1965 graduation from Natick High School. He was then employed with Silton Glass of Framingham and Auto Glass Installers in Natick prior to establishing his own company, Priority Glass. Peter and Karen had lived in Framingham before settling in Holliston in 1973. After several years with his glass business, Peter decided to take his career in a different direction remodeling homes in the MetroWest area for more than 25 years. A longtime dream of Peter’s came to fruition this year when he and Karen packed their RV and traveled cross-country for three months with their friends traveling in their motorhome. Summertime was Peter’s season and he loved to swim and spend days at the Cape or the mountains, camping and cooking beneath the stars with family and special, long-time friends. He is survived by Karen; their daughter, Jennifer L. DerAnanian and granddaughters, Ashley and Stephanie, all of Milford; his sister, Ellen Prior Gove and her husband Ronald of Canaan, NH and children, Rick and Dave; sisters-in-law, Laura Prior of Marlborough and children, Joe III, Cindy, Lisa, Steve and Kelli, and Valerie Prior of Wellesley and Ed's children, Ed, Mike, Chris, Beverly, and their mother, Lorna; brother-in-law Russell Wade of Collegeville, PA and children, Lynne, Mark and Barbara; mother-in-law, Ann L. (Mapes) Cushman of North Fort Myers, FL; Karen’s siblings Gary Cushman of Mattapoisett, and Jody Cushman of Pine Island, FL; and his many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Edward Prior, his sister, Lillian Wade, and father-in-law, William Cushman. His funeral will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, October 30th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Thursday, October 29th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.

Esther B. Geller 10/22/2015 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Boston, MA

Esther B. Geller, 93 of Natick died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold S. Shapero. A Natick resident for 64 years she was born in Boston the daughter of the late Gregor and Fanny Geller. Esther was a renowned Encaustic and Water Color artist and painter for over 60 years. From 1940 -1943 she studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under the noted artist and teacher Karl Zerbe. She first received acclaim as a painter of “organic abstractions” in the 1940’’ when she exhibited with a group of other emerging artists later known as the Boston Expressionists. After marrying composer Harold Shapero in 1945 she continued painting and exhibiting and taught art classes at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. In 2012 her encaustics were shown in a major exhibit, The Future of the Past: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century at the Mills Gallery in Boston. The exhibit also included a video demonstration by Karl Zerbe and an interview with Esther Geller. She has exhibited important shows at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Boris Mirski Art Gallery in Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Children's Art Center in Roxbury. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Addison Gallery of American Art, Danforth Museum, Framingham and the DeCordova Museum. Esther is survived by her daughter Hannah M.G. Shapero of Falls Church VA, sister in law Edith Alpers of Natick, nieces and nephews Ruth Grabel and her husband Arvin of Newton, Mitchell Geller, Howard Geller, grand niece Sarah Gracombe her husband Alf and their son Trevor. She was also the sister of the late Irving Geller and Ida Geller Cooperstein. There will be a “Friends and family” open house for those who wish to remember Esther. This will take place at the Shapero home on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M.. Esther requested to be cremated and her ashes will be returned to the earth whose natural forms inspired so many of her art works.

Candi L. Pennett 10/18/2015 Natick, MA / Holliston, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA

HOLLISTON: Candi L. Pennett, age 48, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends at her home in Holliston on October 18, 2015. She bore full body paralysis, the result of a swimming pool accident thirteen years ago. Candi remained consistently positive in her outlook throughout her life and shared that gift with those around her. Her adored daughter, Brianna L. Alvarez, "Candigramz" grandson, Tristan, and her trusted friend and caregiver, Reggie De Oliveira of Ashland, completed her always-busy household. Her siblings, extended family, and friends remained devoted to her and her care these many years. Born in Natick, she was the youngest of the eleven children of the late Lawrence R. Pennett and Gertrude E. Pennett-Smith. Candi moved to Bellingham while young, living with her mother and stepfather, Richard Smith. She was a 1985 graduate of Bellingham High School and was initially employed as a secretary at her brother’s business, the Carpet Care Company. Candi married Fernando Alvarez of Somerville and after Brianna was born stayed at home with her. Later divorced Candi gradually started back into secretarial work through several area part time positions prior to working with Estes Express in Framingham. A very social and outgoing person with a biting sense of humor, Candi loved to have friends and family sit with her, particularly outdoors on a sunny day. She was a die hard Patriots Fan who was over the top about their Super Bowl wins. Warm and free with her affection, Candi was easy going and very much a free spirit whose spirit is now truly free. Predeceased by her brothers James and Jon Pennett, she is survived by siblings Anne Thompson and her husband Kenneth of Bellingham, Lawrence R. Pennett, Jr, of Florida, Coralee Money and her husband Dale of Ohio, Norman Pennett and his wife Kim of Hopedale, Jeffrey Pennett and his wife Cathy of Florida, Steven Pennett of Florida, Judy Donnelly and her husband John of Woburn, and Richard Pennett of Southborough; a sister-in-law, Lisa Pennett of Florida; her step-family, Richard Smith of Florida, and Edward, Thomas, and Shirley Smith, all of New Hampshire; many nieces and nephews and their families; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Friday, October 23rd at 12:00PM. Burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, 4 - 7PM. Donations may be made in her memory to her daughter and grandson Tristan at the Alvarez Family Fund, c/o Northern Bank and Trust, 303 Main Street. Woburn, MA 01801.

Patricia A. "Patty" (Haglund) Leibman 10/18/2015 Worcester, MA / Webster, MA / Framingham, MA

WORCESTER: Patricia A. “Patty” (Haglund) Leibman, 60, died at her home in Webster on Sunday, October 18, 2015. She leaves six brothers, Edward C. Haglund and his wife Paulette of Ocala, FL, Dennis J. Haglund and his wife Mary of Auburn, James F. Haglund and his wife Patricia of Boylston, John P. Haglund of Epsom, NH, Brian D. Haglund and his wife Jennifer of Norwood, Gary J. Haglund and his wife Michelle of Worcester; four sisters, Jean M. Maynard and her husband Gary of Oxford, Theresa M. Haglund and Deborah L. Haglund, both of Worcester, Lynne A. Haglund of Framingham; and many nieces and nephews including her special niece, Tiffany Joyce Bissonnette; and her neighbor and friend, Cayli Branconnier. Her best friend, Jeffrey R. Cook, her sister Maureen R. Mink, and her brother-in-law, Everett E. Mink, all predeceased her. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Edward G. and Rita M. (Donohue) Haglund and graduated from North High School. She lived in Worcester until moving to Webster in 2009. Patty worked as a data entry clerk in the Worcester area for many years. She enjoyed gardening, music and the beach. There are no calling hours. After cremation, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Kelly Funeral Home, 154 Lincoln St., is assisting with the arrangements. To share your thoughts and memories of Patty with her family on-line, please visit the funeral home Web site:

Laura M. (Flaherty) Canoni 10/13/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Laura M. (Flaherty) Canoni 99 of Natick died Tuesday October 13, 2015 at the Countryside Nursing Home in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis J Canoni. A Natick resident for 87 years she was born in Brockton the daughter of the late Ralph and Jessie (Morse) Flaherty. Mrs. Canoni was known for her independent spirit and loving care she provided for her family. The Canoni family would like to thank the Staff at Countryside Nursing Home for the exceptional care they extended to Laura, and to their cousins Laurie Jones and Linda Foster for their faithful and loving visits that provided Laura so much happiness. She is survived by her three children Robert L Canoni and his wife Ruth of Natick, Ann Klein –Flynn and her husband Robert of Webster, Thomas P Canoni and his wife Holly of Barre,9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday October 17 at 11:00 A.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday October 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M

John W. Murphy 10/12/2015 Natick, MA / Uxbridge, MA / Framingham, MA / Holliston, MA

John W. Murphy 64 of Natick died Monday October 12, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. Born in Natick and a lifelong resident he was the son of the late Earl and Rita (Petrie) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was employed for the past twenty years at St Patrick Parish in Natick as a maintenance and grounds worker. He previously worked for Professional Tree and Landscape Company in Framingham and as groundskeeper for The Country Club in Brookline. John enjoyed riding his motorcycle, traveling, playing in the Natick Softball League, Cape Cod and sharing his noted sense of humor with friends. He attended the Natick School system and graduated from Natick High School Class of 1970. He is survived by his siblings Donna Napoleon and her husband Peter of Madison, WI, Edward Murphy and his wife Deborah of Uxbridge, Robert Murphy of Framingham, Denise Harnett of Holliston, and Catherine Gross of Natick, many nieces, nephews, numerous close friends including Dan Twomey. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Patrick Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Philip H. Woods 10/5/2015 natick, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA / Sudbury, MA

Philip H. Woods 102 of Natick died Monday October 5, 2015 at St Patrick Manor in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen J (Mundy) Woods who died in 1989. Born in Natick he was the son of the late Clarence and Marion (Hildreth) Woods. Mr. Woods worked for the United States Post Office for 35 years retiring in 1972.He began his career as a letter carrier in Natick and was promoted to the Superintendent of Mails at the Cochituate Post Office and later became Superintendent of Mails for the Natick Post Office. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Parish and volunteered in many of its organizations including the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Holy Name Society, and was an Usher at Sunday Mass. Mr. Woods was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was member of the American Legion Post in Natick. He enjoyed travel and visiting relatives on Sundays and at Holiday gatherings. He is survived by his five children, Mary Perron of Elkhart IN, Joseph Woods and his wife Nancy Ann of Seneca SC, Donald P Woods of Southborough, F. Stephen Woods Three Rivers, Thomas Woods and his wife Joan Mullin Woods of Portland, OR, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Austin, Frederick, Waldo and Robert Woods. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday October 9 at 10:00 A.M. in the Holy Family Chapel at St Patrick Manor Framingham. Visiting hours are Thursday October 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, and on Friday morning beginning at 8:30 A.M. at St Patrick Manor Chapel prior to the Mass. Interment St Patrick Cemetery Natick. Expressions of Sympathy may be made in his memory to Metro West Hospice 200 Nickerson Road # 110 Marlborough MA 01752 or to St Patrick Manor 863 Central Street Framingham MA 01701.

William E. Barnicle 10/1/2015 Natick, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA / Sudbury, MA

William E. Barnicle, 75 of Natick died Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Souza) Barnicle. Born in Natick and a lifelong resident he was the son of the late William F. and Doris M. (Malone) Barnicle. Mr. Barnicle retired as the Maintenance Supervisor for the Town of Natick Housing Authority where he worked for 24 years. Bill was dedicated to his job and took pride in helping the residents of Cedar Gardens keeping their apartments in good working order. He previously was an excellent mechanic at Abe’s Gas station in Downtown Natick for 15 years. Bill enjoyed golf, had a good sense of humor which he readily shared with his family and friends. He was proud to be a Friend of Bill W for 41 years. Most important in his life was his family who he cherished, especially the time he spent with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Deborah L. Cormier and her husband Marc of Sudbury, Michael E. Barnicle of Natick, William Villani, Denise Villani and Tammy Villani all of Enfield, CT, his siblings Thomas Barnicle of FL, John Barnicle of Natick, Ellie Demma of Ashland, James Barnicle of Framingham, Joyce Trotta of Ashland, Charles Barnicle of Framingham, Raymond Barnicle of Natick, two grandchildren Jayden and Ava Cormier, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Richard Barnicle, Marjorie Egan and Maxine Shaw. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, October 7th, at 9:00 A.M from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment Glenwood Cemetery South Natick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02455.

Anthony Reppucci 9/27/2015 Natick, MA / Eastham, MA / Framingham, MA

Anthony Reppucci 87 of Natick, died Sunday September 27, 2015 at the Metro West Hospital in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann J. (Varrichione) Reppucci who died in 2007. A Natck resident for 57 years he was born and raised in Framingham the son of the late Vito and Josephine (Orsognia) Reppucci. Anthony graduated from Framingham High School in 1945. After high school he enlisted and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He later attended the Franklin Institute in Boston on the G.I. Bill and received his degree in Civil Engineering in 1951. Mr. Reppucci worked as a Civil Engineer in the Construction industry for over 47 years. He began his career at the Charles T. Main Engineering firm in Boston and later for the Perini Corporation in Framingham as a Draftsman and Job Estimator. Two very important projects he worked on were "The Niagra Project" in New York and the "Yuba River Project" in Washington State. He later worked for the Rugo Company, the Rand Corporation and the John Cruz Construction Company as an Estimator and Project Manager. Mr. Reppucci was proud of his Italian heritage and taught by example the honor and respect of family, faith and friends. Family was everything to him throughout his life. He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life of having his family around the table sharing a home cooked meal, growing his vegetable garden, traveling in the winter months to Florida with his wife Ann and being with family at his summer home in Eastham on Cape Cod. He and his wife Ann loved to dance and really caught people's attention when they hit the dance floor. He is survived by four children Gregory V. Reppucci of Groveland, Linda A. Reppucci of South Natick, Maria J. Kadlik and her husband Peter of Bolton, Steven A. Reppucci and his wife Rebecca of Lakeville, one sister Annette DeQuattro of Hyannis, two grandchildren Anthony and Zachary Reppucci, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him dearly. He was also the brother of the late Carmella Torti, Louise Langlois, and Louis Reppucci. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Friday, October 2 at 9:00 AM from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Tarcisius Church Framingham. Visiting Hours on Thursday October 1st. 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment St. Tarcisius Cemetary. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 1430, Cincinnati, OH 45250-030,, to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, 209 W. Central St., Natick, Mass. 01760 or to Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 531313 Henderson NV 89053

Emily V. Bruneau 9/23/2015 Natick, MA / So. Yarmouth, MA / Framingham, MA / Winthrop, MA

NATICK: Emily V. (Badalucco) Bruneau, of South Yarmouth, formerly of Natick, died on September 23, 2015, at the age of 99. She was the beloved wife of 73 years to the late Norman A. Bruneau. The devoted mother of Linda J. May and her husband Paul of Natick and the late Beverly A. Kirby and her late husband Warren of Winthrop; Emily was also the adored grandmother of Brad Mullens and his wife Nel, Warren Kirby Jr. and his wife Jennifer, David, Julie-Ann, and Matthew Kirby and the late Brian Mullens; loving great-grandmother of Gavin, Riley and Liam Mullens, Ryan Mullens, Tyler and Gabryella Kirby, and Nicole Herdt, Tiffany and David Kirby; and great great-grandmother mother of Makayla and Ethan Herdt; and dear sister of the late Josephine Culcasi and her husband Vincenzo, Mary Lentini and her husband Joseph, Jennie Culcasi and her husband Vito, Edith Angileri and her husband Vito and Lena Mirabile and her husband Anthony. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, September 28th at 9:00A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial Mass in Saint Linus Church, 119 Hartford Street, Natick, at 10:00A.M. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home on Sunday from 3 – 6P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN. 38105.

Gary C. D'Alessandro 9/10/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Maynard, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Gary Clement D’Alessandro, age 66, a longtime Framingham resident, died on Thursday morning, September 10, 2015, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a brief illness. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Clement and Margaret (Fiumedoro) D’Alessandro. Gary spent several years at Saint Colletta’s School in Hanover and had lived in various towns prior to settling in Framingham at the Advocates Residence, his home since 1992. While there, Gary participated in many day activities with his fellow residents. He is survived by his devoted sister, Rose Mary Poland of Natick; his niece, Laurene Poland of Maynard; his nephew, John Poland of Maine; and a grandnephew, Benjamin Concannon of Maynard. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, on Tuesday, September 15th at 9AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Gary will be laid to rest with his parents at Saint Michael Cemetery in Roslindale. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to Advocates, One Clarks Hill, Suite 305, Framingham, MA 01702.

E. Hank Curtis 8/29/2015 Natick, MA / Newton, MA / Assonet, MA / Framingham, MA / Holbrook, MA

NATICK: Enoch Henry “Hank” Curtis, age 88, of Natick, died on Saturday afternoon, August 29, 2015, surrounded by family at the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick. He and his wife, Kathleen “Anita” (Maroney) Curtis, were to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on October 21st. Born, raised and educated in Newton, he was the son of the late Enoch H. and Doris (Cahill) Curtis. Hank left High School early to volunteer with the US Coast Guard and served aboard the Fletcher Class Destroyer USS Callaghan in the Pacific Theatre. He and his shipmates provided support in the battles for Saipan, Guam, the Philippines and Leyte Gulf. He continued to serve after the war during the Occupation of Japan. Hank returned from the war and started work with the Regis Paper Company in Newton Upper Falls, married Anita in 1950, and settled in Natick to start their family. He worked corrugating paper and as a forklift operator until his retirement after 48 years with the company. Not one to remain idle, Hank worked part time with Stop & Shop in Natick for several years prior to joining the staff at the Leo J. Martin Golf Course in Weston. He remained active there, working and playing golf, well into his 80s. The Curtis Family enjoyed time spent at their vacation cabin on Lake Horace in Weare, New Hampshire. Very much an outdoorsman, Hank enjoyed waterskiing and fishing, hunting trips to Vermont, and could split wood for hours on end. He loved time spent with Anita and their family which grew to include seven grandchildren and most recently, a great-granddaughter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three sons, Robert S. Curtis and wife Cheryl of Assonet, Michael H. Curtis and wife Roseanne of Framingham, and Stephen A. Curtis and wife Karen of Holbrook; their grandchildren, Danielle, Jennifer, Brian, Nicholas, Dylan, Janean, and Adam; and great-granddaughter, Alexandria. Brother of the late Norma Hartley, Hank is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 9AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow Good Shepherd Parish, 99 Main Street, Wayland, at 10:00AM. Burial with military honors will follow at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, 4 – 8PM. Donations may be made in Hank’s memory to the New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1600 Providence Hwy, Suite 143, Walpole, MA 02081. (

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