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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.


Frank J. Primevara 10/20/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Frank J. Primevara, 83, of Natick died Monday, October 20, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion K. (Bridges) Primevara who died in 2003. A Natick resident for 54 years he was born in Wellesley the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Collari) Primevara. Mr. Primevara worked in the in the construction industry for over 30 years with the Bernardi and Fantoni Companies. He was previously employed at the General Motors Plant in Framingham. Frank was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, the Natick Elks, and the downtown Natick Dunkin Donuts Morning Conversation Group. He was known for his sense of humor, working on crossword puzzles and enjoyed the company of his pet cat, Susie. Mr. Primevara attended the Wellesley school system and was a graduate of Wellesley High School class of 1948. He was a proud Veteran, serving in the United States Navy. He survived by four children Linda McCarthy of Natick, John Primevara and his wife Karen of Maine, Frank Primevara and his wife Lu of Framingham, Joanna Richards and Jon Hilgenberg of Mt. Pleasant, SC, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces ,nephews and cousins. He was also the father of the late Glen Primevara. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday 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 Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Interment Dell Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Framingham Union AID, 99 Lincoln Street, ground floor, Framingham, MA 01702 Attn: Kerri Demmons. Or to the Wounded Warrior Project,150 Cambridge Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.


Domingo T. Resurreccion, Jr. 10/19/2014 Southborough, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Boston, MA

Domingo T. Resurreccion, Jr. of Southborough passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Marlborough Hospital. He was only forty-six years old. Born and raised in the Philippines, he was the loving son of Aurora C. (Tayoni) Resurreccion of Brockton and the late Domingo Resurreccion, Sr. He came to the United States in 1986 and was a Southborough resident for the last seven years. Domingo worked as an auto mechanic for the past seventeen years for the Herb Chambers Infiniti dealership in Boston. He enjoyed his work, his co-workers and fixing cars. He loved riding his Yamaha Midnight Maxim, telling jokes, NASCAR, basketball and his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was the devoted fiancé of Chona Resurreccion of Southborough. Caring brother of Fe Resurreccion of Brockton, LiLiBeth Alegre and her husband Ramon of Taunton, Erlinda Follet and her husband Michael of Brockton, Rene Resurreccion and his wife Antonia of Stoughton, Rizalina LaCure and her husband Eddy of Sudbury and the late Roel Resurreccion. Also survived by ten nieces and nephews and three great nieces and nephews. Domingo’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, October 23rd at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 5:00-8:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Ralph F. Richardson 10/15/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ralph F. Richardson, 87, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell on May 26, 1927 the son of the late Maurice W. Richardson and Cecil (Flewelling) Richardson. Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years Suzanne (Gagnebin) Richardson of Framingham. He was the uncle of William R. Landry of Murfreesboro, TN. Brother of the late Maurice W. Richardson, Jr. and Jane R. Wright. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Ralph and his wife Suzanne have resided in Framingham for the past fifty two years. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam, New York. He received his Architectural Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Ralph had a long and distinguished career as an architectural draftsman designing traditional, colonial and contemporary churches throughout the area. He has been an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, volunteering his time and talents in many capacities. He loved sailing, photography and bicycling. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his wife. Ralph served his country proudly with the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class and earned the World War II Victory Medal. His funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in Ralph’s memory may be sent to the Church of the Holy Spirit.


Ralph F. Richardson 10/15/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ralph F. Richardson, 87, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell on May 26, 1927 the son of the late Maurice W. Richardson and Cicil (Flewelling) Richardson. Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years Suzanne (Gagnebin) Richardson of Framingham. He was the uncle of William R. Landry of Murfreesboro, TN. Brother of the late Maurice W. Richardson, Jr. and Jane R. Wright. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Ralph and his wife Suzanne have resided in Framingham for the past fifty two years. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam, New York. He received his Architectural Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Ralph had a long and distinguished career as an architectural draftsman designing traditional, colonial and contemporary churches throughout the area. He has been an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, volunteering his time and talents in many capacities. He loved sailing, photography and bicycling. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time spent with his wife. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. His funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in Ralph’s memory may be sent to the Church of the Holy Spirit.


Kathleen M. (Wilson) Wenckus 10/9/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Waltham, MA / Millbury, MA / Southborough, MA

Kathleen M. (Wilson) Wenckus of Natick passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her caring and loving family. She was 56 years old. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on February 23, 1958, she was the cherished daughter of the late William W. “Bill” and Florence M. (Sceles) Wilson. Kathleen was raised in Natick and a 1975 graduate of Natick High School. She attended Massbay College, worked as a waitress and manager in the restaurant business however; her true passion was her family and friends. What mattered most to Kathleen was taking care of others. She loved boating with her husband, Sebago Lake in Maine, family get-togethers and entertaining. She was a member of the Newton Yacht Club and past president of the Newton Yacht Club Auxiliary. Kathleen was the devoted wife of Daniel P. Wenckus of Natick and together they just celebrated their thirteenth anniversary on September 17th. She was the loving mother of Michael Wade Wilson of Natick and proud grandmother of Destiny Marie O’Brien of Ft. Myers, Florida. Caring sister of Stephen W. Wilson of Vestal, NY, Wendy A. Wilson of Natick, Debra J. Hebert and her husband Steven of Millbury, Diane M. Tobin and her husband John of Southborough and Christine Smaldone and her husband Bill of Westborough. Daughter-in-law of Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus of Waltham and the late John J. Wenckus. Sister-in-law of Carol A. Murphy and her husband Richard of Waltham, Brian P. Wenckus of Waltham, Lynne M. Patten and her husband Richard also of Waltham, Lisa J. Maloney and her husband Terry of Framingham and the late John J. Wenckus. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and her dogs Jake, Hunter and Dutchess. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick on Tuesday, October 14th at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment is private and memorial contributions in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center, 148 Chestnut St., Needham, MA 02492 or the John J. Wenckus, 9-11 Memorial Fund c/o Carol Murphy, 54 Alder St., Waltham, MA 02453. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Mariann Leshinski 10/7/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Winthrop, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Mariann Leshinski, age 51, a former Natick resident, died on Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the devoted mother of Maigan Leshinski and Emily Carter, both of Natick. Born in Quincy and raised in Natick, she was a daughter of James Z. and Marilou (McGinn) Leshinski. Mariann was a 1981 graduate of Natick High School and later earned her certification in childcare/preschool education. She had lived several years in Winthrop, ultimately settling in Framingham. Mariann was employed with the Abbott School in Wellesley prior to her many years with the Goddard School in Wayland. Her love for children never waned and after days of dealing with little ones at work she still had plenty of love and energy for her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Mariann was exceptionally creative, a talented gardener, and a full on fan of both the Red Sox and Patriots. She is survived by her daughters, Maigan and Emily; her and parents, Jim and Marilou; her grandchildren, Haley Alexis, Gia Sunshine, and Sotiros James; and her partner, Chris Rogaishio. She was also a devoted sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. Her funeral Mass will be on Friday, Oct. 17th at 10:00AM in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday 4:00 – 6:00PM. Donations may be made in Mariann’s memory to the Cor Unum Meal Center, 191 Salem Street, Lawrence, MA 01843.


Edward Joseph Jolley 10/6/2014 Framingham, MA / Natick, MA / Hudson, MA / Holliston, MA / Franklin, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Edward Joseph Jolley, age 79, of Framingham, a retired Boston Edison employee and tireless volunteer on behalf of veterans, died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at home early Monday morning, on October 6, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Mary M. (Thornton) Jolley for 53 years. Born in Boston and raised in South Boston and Brookline, he was a son of the late Edward M. and Marjorie (Donahue) Jolley. Ed graduated from Brookline High School in 1954 and that same month enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He served the duration of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1957. Ed was employed as a mechanic with Foreign Motors of Brookline prior joining Boston Edison. He and Mary were married in 1961 and within a few years settled in Framingham to raise their growing family. He retired from the Boston Edison Underground after 35 years with the company. During much of his time there he served as Chief Steward with UWUA Local 369. For the past fifteen years Ed had worked part time in security for the TJX Company. Ed became involved with local veterans’ organizations, eventually becoming an integral figure in the Natick area veterans’ services. The current president of the Natick Veteran’s Council, and adjutant and past commandant of the MetroWest Marine Corps League Detachment #1037, he had also been active through the years with Amvets Post #79, American Legion Post #107, and Lodge #1425 BPO Elks, all of Natick. Ed favored pastime was reading histories and mysteries as well as keeping well versed in current events by reading several newspapers a day. In addition to Mary, he is survived by a son, Edward J. Jolley of Harwich; three daughters, Suzanne M. Ulanski and husband Jim of Franklin, Victoria Queiros and husband Robert of Holden, and Jennifer A. Green and husband Jason of Holliston; nine grandchildren, Jessica, James, Caroline, Ryan, Meredith, Kyle, Aidan, Riley, and Joseph; and his sister, Marjorie Agnew and husband of Canton; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Joseph Jolley. His funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Friday, Oct. 10th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint George Catholic Church, 74 School Street, Framingham at 10:00AM. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:45PM. Visiting hours Thursday 4 – 7PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the MetroWest Marine Corps League Detachment #1037, P.O. Box M, Natick, MA 01760.


Marie A. (Malloy) Tuccero 10/5/2014 Natick, MA / Norwood, MA / Framingham, MA / Waltham, MA / Arlington, MA / Nahant, MA

Marie A. (Malloy) Tuccero of Norwood, the loving wife of Dante Tuccero slipped surprisingly into a deep sleep never to awaken. Born on August 8, 1924 to the late John J. and the late Pearl N. (Nielsen) Malloy, she died at Norwood Hospital on Sunday Morning, October 5, 2014. She will be remembered lovingly and deeply missed by her sons: Dante Tuccero, Jr. and his wife Patti and Vincent “Guy” Tuccero; her daughter Donna Marie Sanders and her husband Ron. Her seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Marie and Nathan Lee Sanders, children of Donna; Guy Richard, Alex Meade and Maxwell Robert Tuccero, sons of Guy and Ashley Rose and Erica Caitlin Tuccero, daughters of Dante, Jr. She is also survived by six of her siblings: Katherine Jones, Theresa Moakley, Rita Moakley, Jeanette Gabriel, Sandra Hilton and Richard “Butch” Malloy as well as a large extended family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings Paul Malloy, Elaine Tosi, Patricia Lincoln, Ruth Medieros, Elizabeth “Betty” Smith and John Malloy. A Celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Sunday, October 12th from 2:00-5:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, the Salvation Army, 215 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 or a charity of you choice. For directions or to send Marie’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Richard L. Evans 10/5/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Richard L. Evans of Natick passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. He was eighty-one years old. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 30, 1932, he was the son of the late L. Cowan and Hattie (Ivy) Evans. He was raised in Chicago and worked as a professor at the Berkley College of Music in Boston for twenty-five years. Richard joined the United States Army in February of 1953 and served our country proudly as a corporal during the Korean War. He had a passion for music, played the stand up bass and composed, arranged and produced music. He was also nominated for a Grammy award. Mr. Evans enjoyed painting, illustrating and eating pie especially peach cobbler. A Natick resident for over twenty-eight years, he was the devoted husband of Allison R. (Lewis) Evans of Natick with whom he shared thirty-nine years of marriage. He was the loving father of Verna Davis of Mesa, AZ, Christopher Evans of Natick, Camarah Evans and his wife Jill of Natick, Laverne Newman of Mesa, AZ, Claude Newman of Atlanta, Lavada Cartwright of Illinois and Keith Carter of Chicago. Cherished grandfather of Aleah, Logan and Amiah Evans, Keenan Moore, Jason Duckworth, Aaron and Brandon Lewis and great grandfather of Jordyn Moore. Caring brother of the late Claude Evans. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins Michael Ivy of Nashville and Gloria Jean Edwards of Birmingham, Alabama. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00AM. Richard’s Funeral Service will begin at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02210. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Thomas I. Hammel 10/3/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA

Thomas I. Hammel of Natick passed away peacefully on Friday morning, October 3, 2014. He was eighty-nine years old. Son of the late John and Josephine (Findley) Hammel. Devoted husband of the late Theresa E. (Vickery) Hammel with whom he shared sixty-four years of marriage. Loving father of two sons, Thomas D. Hammel and his wife Patricia of Easthamton and Clifford P. Hammel and his wife Betsy of Natick; two daughters, Diane M. Sherman and her husband Donald of Millis and Kathy A. Diagle and Bernard Kuhn of Franklin. Cherished grandfather of Steven Daigle of Colorado and Taylor Daigle of Franklin. Caring brother of the late John Hammel, Catherine Vickery, Francis Hammel and William Hammel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. U.S. Army Corporal World War II Veteran with the 87th Mortar Battalion serving during D Day on Utah Beach, St. Lo, France and seeing combat in France, Belgium and Germany where he received commendations on July 18, 1944 and December 6, 1944 and the Bronze and Silver Star. Tom loved his whole family, children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws and friends. He worked for General Motors in Framingham for forty-one years and enjoyed gardening, home renovations, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, flea markets and antiquing. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, October 9th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Resurrection will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham with Military Honors. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Michael Higgins 10/3/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Michael Patrick Higgins of Framingham passed away suddenly on Friday, October 3, 2014 in his home. He was fifty- four years old. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on November 12, 1959, he was raised in Natick, graduated from Natick High School in 1977 and promptly joined the Marine Corps, as his father before him had done. Upon returning home, he found work as a mason, specializing in tile and ceramics. In a short time, his skill as a ceramic tile mason became well known enough that he was able to establish his own successful business, “Royal Tile”. Mike loved people, music, athletics, his work, and his family, by whom he will be sincerely missed. He was the son of Pauline G. Atencio and the late William M. Higgins. He leaves behind his dearly loved son, Ethan Michael Higgins, of Natick, MA, and Craftsbury, VT. He was also a loving and devoted brother to Scott L. Higgins of Hopedale, Victoria C. Lane of Oxford, David S. Higgins of Framingham, Joanna Beavers of Worcester, and Stacie N. Allen of Wayland. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00-7:00PM, in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Joan C. (Tobin) Farrell 10/2/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Mansfield, MA / Holliston, MA

Joan C. (Tobin) Farrell of Natick passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. She was seventy-five years old. Beloved daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine (Halley) Tobin, she was raised in Waltham and attended St. Charles High School. Joan then attended Framingham State and Mass Bay School of Nursing and worked as an LPN. She was a Natick resident since 1963 and a faithful member of St. Linus and St. Patrick’s Churches of Natick. Joan loved spending time with her family and singing. She was the former wife of the late Edward L. Farrell, loving mother of Brian Farrell of Mansfield, Terrance Farrell of Natick, Timothy Farrell and his wife Leanne of Holliston, Brenda Farrell of Franklin, Maureen Alexander and her husband Scott of Bellingham and Joan E. Farrell of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Shane Farrell, Emily Rowan and her husband Jon, Amy Jaffe and her husband Joel, Jared and Colin Emmons, Thomas Fisher, Ryan and Timothy, Jr. (TJ) Farrell, Michael, Matthew and Melissa Alexander and Jessica and Riley Farrell. Great grandmother of five and caring sister of Kathleen Melanson and her husband George of Scituate and the late Ruth Kelley, Lawrence Tobin and Dorothy Moore. Special and dear friend Sandy Gouveia and her husband Ken of Waltham. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, October 7th 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. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare and Hospice, 85 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


James L. "Jim" Lavezzo 9/29/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Westborough, MA / Medway, MA

James L. Lavezzo of Natick passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence of Wayland. He was sixty years old. Born on November 23, 1953 in Boston, he was the son of the late William A. and Joan D. (Harris) Lavezzo. Jim was raised in Natick and a 1971 graduate of Newton Technical High School. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Mary Ann (Giannetti) Lavezzo of Natick, two adored daughters and one son-in-law, Gina and Michael Caulfield of Medway and Lisa Lavezzo of Natick. His brothers Michael Lavezzo of Natick, John Lavezzo and his wife Cindy of Dunedan, Florida and Gregory Lavezzo of Marlborough. He was predeceased by his brother William Lavezzo and his wife Kathleen. He is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a family man, enjoyed cooking and was a long-time and dedicated employee of the Town of Natick for over twenty-seven years. He was past commissioner of the Natick Men’s Softball League, a USSSA and ASA Softball Umpire, the former president and vice president of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1116, a Natick Town Constable and an “all-a-round” extraordinaire at Casey’s Diner. He was active in many area golf leagues and a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick. Following his passion for music, Jim played the drums with many bands over the years and especially loved his annual participation in Natick’s 4th of July Parade with his blues band. Jim loved to ride his Harley Davidson up the coast of New England with friends and enjoyed his summers in Hampton Beach. Relatives and friends are invited to join the funeral on Saturday, October 4th at 9:00AM from the John Everett & Sons Funeral home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00-8:00PM. Burial is private. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. For directions or to send Jim’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Philip P. "Phil" Murphy 9/29/2014 Medway, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Philip P. “Phil” Murphy of Natick Massachusetts, formerly of Brookline Massachusetts passed away a day before his seventy-eighth birthday, Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. Born in Brookline on September 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Philip P. and Alice G. (Welch) Murphy. He was raised in Brookline, attended Boston College and one of his favorite hobbies was to dabble in electronic inventions. Phil worked for many years as an Engineer at companies including Raytheon, RCA, Sanborn, Hewlett Packard and Analog Devices. He was very involved in politics in Natick and projects involved with the old East School in Natick. He was always a big baseball fan, loved the Boston Red Sox and coached farm league and little league in Natick. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and family and enjoyed visiting Lake Ossipee and the Cape in the summer months. He was a resident of Natick for forty-six years, attended St. Patrick’s Church, a town meeting member and worked part-time at Town Line Liquors. Phil was the loving husband of Judith L. (McGuire) Murphy of Natick with whom he shared fifty-six years of marriage. He was the beloved and devoted father of Glenn J. Murphy and his wife Donna M. of Medway and Gregg P. Murphy and his wife Donna A. of Natick. Dear grandfather of Paige G. Murphy of Medway and Hailey M. Murphy of Natick. Caring brother of Phyllis Adams and her husband John of Natick and the late Alice Jenkins and her husband Charles of Westover, Maryland. Brother-in-law of Lois Mahony and her late husband Robert Mahony of Dennis, MA. Also survived by many nephews and nieces. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, October 3rd at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick. Contributions in Phil’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl. West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions or to send Phil’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Stanley K. Williams 9/27/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Stanley K. Williams of Framingham passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his home at the age of fifty-four. Born in Clearwater, Florida on August 22, 1960, he was the son of Eddie L. and Mary (Hayes) Williams. A 1978 graduate of Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, he joined the United States Army and served our country proudly from1978 until 1993. Mr. Williams worked as an electronic technician for Draper Laboratories since 2001 and enjoyed playing and watching basketball, his family especially his grandchildren and barbeques. He was the devoted husband of Maria S. Centeio-Williams and together they shared thirteen years of marriage. He was the loving father of Bobby Martin and his fiancee Jenilee of Framingham, Denzel Martin of Framingham and Stanley K. Williams, Jr., also of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Myalee Martin and Kaylee Martin, both of Framingham. Caring brother of Marilyn Sloan of Clearwater, FL, Kimberly R. Williams of St. Petersburg, FL, Patricia Williams of Largo, FL, Pamela Demps of Clearwater, FL, and Dana Poole and her husband Michael of Japan. Brother-in-law of David Centeio and his wife Maria of Roxbury and Francisco Centeio and his wife Maria of Malden. Also survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and great nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00PM and Friday, September 26th from 6:00-9:00PM. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. For direction or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Robert J. Norman 9/24/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Robert J. Norman of Natick died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his home. Born in Natick on March 4, 1928, he was the son of the late William J. Sr. and Esther A. (Reid) Norman. He was raised in Natick and attended Natick Public Schools. During the Korean War, he served our country proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army (24th Division, 52nd Field Artillery, Charley Battery). He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW and the Amvets organizations. For over twenty years, he worked for Local 475 as a carpenter, supervising the expansion of Stop and Shop stores. Bob was a man of many talents. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing in all seasons. He was a member of the Hopkinton Sportsmen's Association. Bob loved his garden and sharing its bounty. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the boat ramp at the Lake Cochituate State Park. Husband of the late Frances A. (Branagan) Norman. Father of Sherry Norman and her husband Rich Dankel of Plainville, Robert J. “Rocky” Norman, Jr. of AZ, Kristen G. Norman of Edgartown and S. Vincent Norman and his wife Julie of Shrewsbury. Grandfather of Anna and Bo Dankel of Plainville, Kiana Casey of Edgartown and Cameron and Erica Norman of Shrewsbury. Brother of Frances Cody of Natick and the late William J. Norman, Jr. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, September 29th at 10:00AM, followed by burial in Dell Park Cemetery Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours Sunday, September 28th from 2:00-5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a veterans' organization of the donor's choosing. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Paul Francis Casey 9/19/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Springfield, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Paul F. Casey of Framingham, formerly of Holyoke passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. He was eighty-three years old. Son of the late Charles and Helen (Haley) Casey he was as graduate of St. Jerome High School in Holyoke. Mr. Casey enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly for four years during the Korean War. After his military service he attended Catholic University of Puerto Rico while dating the love of his life, Anabel. Paul worked for the Puerto Rican Government for twenty-six years as a development administrator bringing factories and businesses to the island. He was a handy man who loved to dance, listen to Latin Music, travel and all Boston Sports Teams especially the Boston Celtics from the 1980’s. Paul was the devoted husband of Anabel T. (Padilla) Casey of Framingham with whom she shared fifty-nine years of marriage. Loving father of Paul E. Casey and his wife Maria of Framingham and Charles J. Casey, also of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Meghann M. Casey of Maryland and Melissa A. Casey of Las Vegas. Caring brother of Margaret Gibson of Chicago and the late Jean Kero, Helene McCarthy and Edward Casey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anselm’s Church 100 Landham Rd., Sudbury on Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Disabled Veteran’s Foundation, 1020 19th St., NW, Suite 475, Washington, D.C. 20036. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Michael C. Donahue 9/16/2014 Natick, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Michael Christopher Donahue, age 21, a lifelong Natick resident and sports enthusiast, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He was the much-loved son of Kevin M. and Mary Ann (Saporetti) Donahue. A 2011 graduate of Natick High School, Michael was a proud member of the Redmen Varsity Hockey Team, having honed his skills over many years with the Natick Comets. After hockey season, he enjoyed the comradery and competitive edge he shared with fellow teammates on the Redmen Varsity Lacrosse Team. In years past, Mike had also played Little League Baseball and with the Natick Soccer club. Michael enjoyed caring for the family lawn from a young age, and never lost his affinity for yard work. For the past several years he was employed as a landscaper in the MetroWest area, played hockey when he could, and remained an ardent Bruins fan. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ribello and Mary (Moretti) Saporetti, he is survived by his parents, sister Kayla Elizabeth Donahue, and brother Patrick Ribello Donahue, all of Natick; his paternal grandparents, John L. and Patricia A. (Urlass) Donahue of Natick; his Godparents, Mark and Elizabeth Donahue of Natick; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, September 22nd at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be in the on Sunday 3:00 – 7:00PM. Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Natick Hockey Alliance, P.O. Box 12, Natick, MA 01760.


James H. Gallagher 9/14/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA / Newton, MA

James H. Gallagher of Natick passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was ninety-six years old. Born on June 17, 1918 in Watertown, he was the son of the late Hugh and Annie (McDonald) Gallagher. A veteran of WWII, he served our country proudly as a Private First Class with the Military Police of the United States Army. Mr. Gallagher worked as a custodian at Brandeis University for over forty years, retiring when he was in his sixties. After a short time, he missed his co-workers and the students so, he went back to work part-time for twenty more years until he retired again at the age of eighty-two. He was the devoted husband of Mary E. (MacLeod) Gallagher of Natick with whom they shared fifty-one years of marriage. He was the loving father of James Gallagher, Jr. and his wife Laurie Cavossa of Natick, Donald Gallagher of Newton and Maureen Harris of Boston. Cherished grandfather of Sage, Hunter, Alec, Autumn. Caring brother of the late Norman Gallagher and his late wife Grace of Watertown. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, September 18th 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. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kenneth P. Dangelo 9/9/2014 Natick, MA / Newton, MA / Mashpee, MA / Framingham, MA

MASHPEE: Kenneth P. Dangelo, age 64, a Newton native and 18-year resident of Mashpee, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, after a three-year battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Born, raised and educated in Newton, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Grace (O’Mara) Dangelo. Ken served 40 years in the Massachusetts Air National Guard with the 267th Combat Communications Squadron in Wellesley and at Otis ANGB. Passionate about landscaping throughout his life, Ken also loved woodworking and repairing anything broken. He is survived by his former wife, Janice Rines Dangelo of Newton; their three children, Kevin Dangelo and his wife Kristin of Framingham, Kerri Dangelo Sirafos and her husband Socrates of Natick, and Keith Dangelo and his wife Jennifer of Natick; six grandchildren, Caiden and Gwenyth Dangelo, Cole, Harleigh, and Brent Sirafos, and Bailey Dangelo; his longtime partner, Lorrie Moran of Mashpee; and his sister Elaine Lotti and her family of Florida. Ken was predeceased by his sister Judith Dangelo. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, September 11th from 4 – 7P.M. His Committal Service with military honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, on Friday, September 12th at 9:15AM.


Jean E. Davies 9/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Upton, MA / Grafton, MA

UPTON: Jean E. (Driscoll) Davies, age 66, a former resident of both Natick and Norwood, died early Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014, after a brief illness. Born in Cambridge, she was daughter of the late Bernard L. and Edith (Cicero) Driscoll. Jean was raised and educated in Natick, and was a member of the Natick High School graduating class of 1966. She married and was blessed with a daughter, Michelle, in 1971, and was dearly loved for many years by Merrill Maloney. Jean had lived a full life enjoying time with family and friends. She is remembered lovingly for always having a warm heart and kinds words to share. Jean is survived by her daughter Michelle R. Charpentier and her husband Scott of Grafton; two grandchildren, Jesaiah R. and Tyler M. Charpentier; two sisters, Bernadine Thompson and her husband Mark of Framingham, and Sandra Charette of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Bernard L. Driscoll, Jr. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, September 20th beginning at 8:00AM and join them for a Mass to be Celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East central; Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Claire A Goldrick 9/1/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Medway, MA

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE INFORMATION BELOW. NATICK: Claire A. (Lightfoot) Goldrick, age 77, a long time resident of Natick, died peacefully on Monday morning, September 1, 2014, surrounded by her family at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center. She was the devoted wife of Robert D. Goldrick for 57 years. Born in Attleboro and raised in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and H. Terry (Lauzon) Lightfoot. Claire was a 1954 graduate of North Attleboro High School and enjoyed a three year courtship with Bob. They were married on Easter Sunday, 1957, while he was on leave from the Army. Bob refers to his subsequent transfer to Germany as an “18 month honeymoon,” during which he and Claire lived in a small apartment on base. After a brief stay in Framingham, the Goldrick’s settled in Natick where Claire created a warm and loving environment for their growing family. An Assistant Leader for her daughters’ Girl Scout Troops, she was a member of Saint Patrick’s Parish and active with Cursillos in Christianity in North Easton. Claire had a group of friends she would meet with monthly, had fun roller skating, and was an enthusiastic 10-pin bowler with leagues in Natick and Shrewsbury. At home, Claire was happy with her family and long line of pets, and was very particular – and successful – tending her rock garden. She is survived by Bob; their daughters, Linda Goldrick of Natick, and Tracy Goldrick of Medway; two granddaughters, Tess V. Goldrick and Giselle R. Goldrick, both of Medway; and her sister, Shirley Boisvert of Stuart, FL. She was also the sister of the late Gloria Fulton. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH at 9:00a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 11:00a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claire’s memory to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808, or Bay State Animal Cooperative, 47 Windsor Rd., Norwood, MA 02062.


Nancy A. (Cochran) Lavash 8/28/2014 Sherborn, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / AShland, MA / Wellesley, MA / Salem, MA

Nancy A. (Cochran) Lavash of Natick, formerly of Sherborn, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Natick. She was eighty years old. Devoted wife of the late Richard F. Lavash, loving mother of Richard M. of Wasilla, Alaska, Jonathan R. of Salem and Andrew J. of New Braunfels, Texas. Cherished grandmother of Marshall, Morgan, Robin and Ron. Caring sister of Judy (Cochran) Delaney of Milford, CT and Richard M. Cochran of Hull, MA. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy grew up in Wellfleet and Sherborn, MA. She attended UMASS Amherst and married her Sherborn High School sweetheart, Richard F. Lavash, who was in Texas completing USAF fighter pilot training. She rejoined him when he was stationed at Ramstein AFB and then Hahn AFB in West Germany, where their two oldest sons were born. Upon completion of her husband’s Air Force Service, they settled first in Holliston, where their third son was born, and then Sherborn, where she lived for forty years. Nancy was a model of civic activity in Sherborn. She was instrumental in the creation of the Sherborn Council on Aging, the development of the Sherborn Senior Housing (Woodhaven), was active in the Sherborn Cub Scouts, the Dover-Sherborn Football Boosters, and the Sherborn July 4th Committee, in addition to working in the Sherborn Town Offices for twenty years. She was active in politics at the local and state level, serving on the Democratic Town Committee and Democratic State Committee and worked for numerous Democratic Party candidates. She was a passionate patriot who was dedicated to progressive, liberal principles. Nancy loved Irish music and New Orleans Dixieland jazz bands. An avid fan of Boston College football, she never missed a game, either on radio or TV. A dedicated Red Sox fan she attended the 2013 World Series and watched them win their third title in ten years. Her annual two weeks in her beloved Martha’s Vineyard was the highlight of each year. A more recent resident of Natick, she served as a Natick Town Meeting Member, was on the Natick Friends of the 4th of July, and worked at the Jones Pharmacy of Natick. A student of history, Nancy volunteered at the South Natick Historical Society and pursued her interest in the background of the Reverend Eliot and the “Praying Indians” of South Natick. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA at the Natick Common. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Parish Church, 11 Washington St., at the junctions of routes 16 & 27 in Sherborn, MA. A reception will follow at the nearby Unity Hall. There will be a private, family interment ceremony at Pine Hill Cemetery in Sherborn. To send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com. Donations, preferably in lieu of flowers, may be made in Nancy's name to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.


Kenneth M. Kelsoe 8/27/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Kenneth M. Kelsoe, 99, died peacefully and comfortably at his daughter’s residence in Framingham on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 following a period of declining health. Kenneth was born in Boston on January 28, 1915 the son of the late Evan M. Kelsoe and Amanda (Samuelson) Kelsoe. He was the beloved husband for 47 years of the late Louise C. (Harrington) Kelsoe who died on May 19, 1994. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Kathleen L. Bond and her husband Michael Bond of Framingham and Patricia A. Kelsoe of Natick. Cherished grandfather of Ashley Nicole Bond; Maeghan Amanda Bond; Jason Michael Bond and Ryan Alexander Bond all of Framingham and Marcus Patrick Kelsoe of Natick. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Wilbur Kelsoe; Leonard Kelsoe and Alfred Kelsoe. Kenneth has been a resident of Framingham for the past several years with his daughter and her family. He resided in Cochituate for over 65 years and spent his formative years in Framingham. He graduated from Framingham High School with the Class of 1939. He retired after over 45 years as a dedicated machinist with the H. P. Hood and Sons in Charlestown. He enjoyed doing many projects around his home and spending time at garage and yard sales. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family and will always be remembered as Papa and Mr. K to all of those who knew and loved him. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 11:30 until 12:30 at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Cochituate. His funeral services will be at 12:30 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Kelsoe family lot in Lakeview Cemetery, Cochituate. For those who desire, his family suggests that memorial gifts in Kenneth’s memory may be sent the Alzheimer’s Assoc of MA/NH, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences and directions please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


Margaret M. "Peggy" (Munger) Burke 8/26/2014 Natick, MA / Newton, MA / Newtonville, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Munger) Burke of Natick passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. She was eighty-nine years old. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on March 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Flora M. (Elser) Munger. Peggy attended Newton High School and worked at Dooley’s Drug Store in Newtonville in the 1940’s. Mrs. Burke raised her four children in Newton and loved her family, watching television, playing cards, horse racing, traveling to Saratoga, New York with her husband Bill and the Boston Red Sox. She then worked on the space program at Raytheon, helping develop the Apollo spaceship’s rockets in the 1960’s and finally worked at the first CVS Store in West Newton during the 1970’s. She was the devoted wife of the late William P. Burke, Sr. with whom she shared fifty years of marriage. Loving mother of Patricia A. Roberts and her late husband George of Wareham, Donna M. McGuire and her husband David of Marlboro, Colleen T. Carmichael and her husband Brian of Northfield N.H. and William P. Burke, Jr. of Natick. Cherished grandmother of eight, great grandmother of eleven and great-great grandmother of one. Caring sister of Fred Munger of Watertown and eight deceased siblings. Also survived by many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, August 30th at 9:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday, August 29th from 4:00-7:00PM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Ernest Parker 8/23/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Ernest Parker, age 90, a retired Natick Public Schools Custodian, died peacefully in the company of his family while receiving the Sacrament of the Sick, on Saturday evening, August 23, 2014. He was the devoted husband of the late Pauline “Polly” (Palli) Parker for 63 years. Born in Versailles, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Abraham and Alfreda (Durr) Parker. Ernest was raised and educated in Natick, and served with the Navy during World War II. Among his citations are the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 7 bronze stars and a bronze star for participation in the Liberation of the Philippines. Ernest and Polly married in 1947 and made a home for their growing family in Natick. After twenty years working as a presser at a dry cleaning establishment, Ernest became employed as a custodian with the Natick Public Schools. He was head Custodian at Natick High School when he retired in 1986. A family man who dearly loved his wife and sons, he enjoyed family gatherings and vacations, dancing, and classical and big band music. Ernest liked working on his cars and repairing electronic devices, solving crossword puzzles, and a relaxing day of fishing. He is survived by his sons, Ronald E. Parker and his wife Anne of Framingham, and Robert G. Parker and his wife Lisa of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren, Christina Razzore and her husband Maxwell of San Diego, CA, and Christopher Parker of Bellingham; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Hannah Razzore; a niece, Janice Wonson of Haverhill; and two nephews, John Themeli of Holliston and Richard Peristere of Norfolk. He was the brother of the late Doris Parker and Arthur Parker. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Wednesday, Aug. 27th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Linus Church, 119 Hartford Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial with military honors will follow at Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Ernest’s memory to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760.


Nicolle O. Parks 8/16/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Hyde Park, MA / Leominster, MA / Quincy, MA

Nicolle Orielle Parks of Framingham passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was only thirty-one years old. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was the beloved daughter of Marvin Parks of Hyde Park and Dianne (Haley) Cintron of Framingham. Nicolle graduated from Leominster High School in 2002 and then received her Bachelor’s Degree from Framingham State University. She worked as an enrollment specialist for Quincy College for the last five years where she enjoyed her work and her co-workers. Nikki continued working and her education throughout her illness and just recently graduated from Northeastern University in August with her Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in higher education administration. She loved people, animals, music and shopping for a bargain, especially Coach Bags. She was the caring sister of Julianne Cintron of Fitchburg and a cherished granddaughter of Ellis R. Haley of Framingham, Julianne Fabrizio of Somerville, Doris Parks of Hyde Park and the late Reynolds Robinson. Loving niece of Steven Haley of Fall River, Virginia Kimball of Framingham, Linda Parks and her fiancé Marvin Hall of N. Providence, RI and Yvonne Atkins and her fiancé Owens Thompson of Hyde Park. Step daughter of Javier Cintron of Fitchburg and step sister of Anna, Javier, Jr. and Patricia Cintron. Also survived by her boyfriend Peter Tocci of Hudson and many other loving family members and close friends Xia Tao and Judy Cheng. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, August 21st from 4:00-7:00PM. A Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home on Friday, August 22nd at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. Memorial contributions in Nicolle’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Brain Tumor Research P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Massachusetts 02284. For directions or to send Nicolle’s family an on-line condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Arthur E. McGrath 8/16/2014 East Falmouth, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Arthur Earl McGrath of East Falmouth and formerly of Natick passed away after a long illness on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family. He was seventy-four years old. Beloved son of the late John H. and Louisa (Giovanella) McGrath, he was born and raised in Natick. He joined the United States Marine Corp and served our country proudly from 1957 to 1960. He was the devoted husband of Sharon A. (Cooney) McGrath of East Falmouth and together they shared forty-seven years of marriage. He owned and operated the Art of Wall Covering in Natick for over thirty years. Mr. McGrath was the loving father of Renee Baldini and her husband James of Milford, Erin McGrath of East Falmouth and the late Robin (McGrath) Carroll and her late husband Mark Carroll. Cherished grandfather of Michael Robert Leger of Franklin and Ryan Patrick Farrell of East Falmouth. Caring brother of John McGrath and his wife Joan of California and the late Robert McGrath and his wife Jeannie of Framingham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and great nephews. Arthur loved the ocean, his garden, all things Cape Cod and animals, especially his dogs and that is why he was referred to as the “Dog Whisperer.” He was a great friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with Military Honors Friday at 2:15PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Artie’s memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions or to send the family an on-line condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Juanita Morales 8/16/2014 Framingham, MA / Natick, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Juanita (Ortiz Valdez) Morales, age 59, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died after a bravely fought illness, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Lahey Health and Medical Center of Burlington. She was the devoted wife of the late Hector Morales. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Pilar Ortiz and Pablo Valdez. Raised and educated in Guayama, Juana settled in Framingham in 1978. She created a warm and loving home for her family wherever she lived, her sons and their growing families were always the focal point of her life. She is survived by her sons, Hector F. Morales of Framingham, Hector J. Morales of Billerica, and Henry L. Morales and his wife Mery Rosario of Framingham; her sisters, Gloria Contrares, Mercedes Ortiz Valdez, Silvia Diaz, Ursula Ortiz Valdez, and Cecelia Martinez, all of Framingham; ten grandchildren, Anthony, Brandon, Henry, Chris, Jocelyn, Jonathan, Anthony, Tito, Julian, and Jose; a great-granddaughter, Yasmarie and a large and loving extended family and her longtime boyfriend Rey Gonzalez of Framingham. She was also the sister of 13 deceased siblings. Her graveside service will proceed from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, Aug. 21st at 11:15A.M with a graveside service at Dell Park Cemetery, 180 Pond Street, Natick, at 11:30A.M. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, August 20th in the funeral home from 4:00 – 7:00P.M. For directions or to send the family a condolence, www.everettfuneral.com


Alice E. (Baker) Olsen 8/16/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Marlboro, MA

Alice E. (Baker) Olsen of Natick passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Eliot Nursing Home in Natick. She was eighty-four years old. Born and raised in South Boston on February 26, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Alice E. (Shannon) Baker. She was the devoted wife of the late John L. Olsen Sr. They were married in 1950 and shared forty-six years of marriage. Alice was a resident of Natick since 1953 and a homemaker for her twelve children. She loved being a mother and enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended the School of Fashion Design in Boston, enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, road trips to Vermont and Nova Scotia and the Boston Red Sox. She was the loving mother of Valerie Collins and her husband Jim of AZ, Laureen Fisher and her husband Jim of Natick, John L. Olsen, Jr. and his wife Patty of Maine, Cheryl Ebeling and her husband Al of Framingham, Pamela Whitelaw and her husband Patric of Marlboro, Kenneth Olsen and his wife Jacqui of Medway, Lawrence Olsen of Maine, Erik Olsen and his wife Tracey of S. Grafton, Leigh Olsen of Natick, Jennifer Gerard and her husband Brian of Medway, Marc Olsen and his wife Nicole of W. Boylston and the late Alyse Ferguson and her husband Don of Brighton. Cherished grandmother of twenty-seven and great grandmother of ten. Caring sister of Kenneth G. Baker of Scituate and the late Robert Baker, Helen Stone, Joseph Baker and William Baker. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her funeral Will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, August 21st at 10:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours from 5:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, August 20th in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Alice's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Felice Coppellotti 8/13/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA

Felice Coppellotti of Natick passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Boston. He was eighty-seven years old and one week shy of his eighty-eighth birthday. Born in Parma, Italy, he was the son of the late Manfredo and Celesta (Zani) Coppellotti of Italy. Felice came to the United States in 1954 to live his family then returned to Italy and found the love of his life in his wife Anna. They returned and married in 1959 and continued to live in the States, settling in Natick. He was a self-employed mason from 1960 until 1980 and then worked for the Town of Natick as a custodian for twenty years. He built his own home in Natick, enjoyed working in his garden, spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren. He was a Natick resident and a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick for over fifty years and a member of ITALO American Educational Center of Wellesley. He was a real go getter, strong willed, happy-go-lucky and quick with a joke. Felice was the devoted husband of Anna (Martinelli) Coppellotti of Natick. He was the loving father of Silvana “Si” DiGiandomenico and her husband Frank of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Amanda and Michael DiGiandomenico, both of Framingham. Caring brother of Italo Coppellotti and his wife Iole of Natick, Giovanni Coppellotti and his wife Emma of Bore, Italy and the late Alice Mortarelli, Gino Coppellotti, Dolinda Coppellotti, Natalina Guarnieri and three other deceased siblings. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, August 18th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 5:00-8:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kevin B. Daniels 8/13/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA

Kevin B. Daniels of Natick passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was sixty-six years old. Born on November 27, 1947 in Newton, Massachusetts, he was the son of Evelyn (Poirer) Daniels of Framingham and the late Charles Daniels. Kevin was raised in Natick and a 1967 graduate of Natick High School. He worked as a technician with Sears of Natick for over fifteen years and worked on all kinds of small engines and tools. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren, working around his yard, especially his yard and cars. Kevin was the devoted husband of Nancy E. (Hall) Daniels of Natick and together they shared forty-seven years of marriage. He was the loving father of Mark D. Daniels and his wife Diane of Grafton and Kimberley A. Simard and her husband Christopher of Whitinsville. Cherished grandfather of Samuel D., Bennett W., Grayson A. Daniels and Morgan E., Mitchell J., and Jack H. Simard. Caring brother of Ronald P. Daniels and his partner Barbara Millett of Westboro, Kenneth F. Daniels of Marlboro and the late Patricia H. White and her husband Leroy of Mendon. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, August 18th from 3:00-6:00PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. Memorial contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, 113 Union St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Samuel A. "Sam" McDowall 8/11/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Samuel A. “Sam” McDowall of Framingham passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. He was seventy-one years old. Born on December 1, 1942 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, he was the son of the late Joshua McDowall and Beryl Davis. He was the devoted husband of Sandra F. Silcott-McDowall of Framingham. Loving father of Natasha McDowall of Framingham and Anthony McDowall of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Cherished grandfather of Amirah McDowall of Framingham and Mickron McDowall of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Also survived by fourteen brothers and sisters and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Sam came to the United States in 1982 and was a construction worker with Local 22 of Boston from 1982 until his retirement in 2004. He loved his family and friends, always had a positive attitude and outlook at life. A member of the Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church of Natick for many years who enjoyed Calypso and Reggae Music, singing, gardening, and playing Dominos. Sam’s Funeral Service will be held in the Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St., Natick, MA on Saturday, August 16th at Noon. A visitation will be held prior starting at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to the United Way Food Pantry, 10 Pearl St., Framingham, MA 01702. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Carmen E. (Gonzalez Arbona) Garcia-Rivera 8/7/2014 Natick, MA / Northboro, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

CARMEN EUGENIA GARCIA-RIVERA (GONZÁLEZ ARBONA) 1924-2014 of Natick. Born in Guayos, Las Villas, Cuba on July 16, 1924 of parents: Isabel Arbona Ruiz (Housewife) and Dr. Eugenio Eduardo González y Pérez de Alejo (Magistrate – Chief Justice of the Courts in Havana) Moved to Havana around the late 1920’s, graduated Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Arts from the Instituto del Vedado; She married Sergio L. Garcia-Rivera (1917-2008) - Electrical & Mechanical Engineer - on April 25, 1943; had three sons, Sergio A., Andy E. and Raul E. Carmen worked at the Audiencia de La Habana from 1955 to 1961. Following exile from Castro’s communist regime in 1961, immigrated to Massachusetts, and lived in Natick since 1967. She worked at the John Hancock Insurance Co from 1962 until her retirement in 1984. Soon after the death of her husband, Sergio, she suffered several strokes and syncopes, which eventually led to her passing in Union City, NJ, on Thursday August 7, 2014, shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday, and receiving the Last Rites by the local Catholic priest. A loving wife, devoted daughter, and mother, she is survived by her brother Dr. Eugenio E Gonzalez, DDS (retired dentist), and sister in law Angela Gonzalez and their family; also her three sons, Sergio and her grandsons David and Alex; Andy, his wife Pamela and her grandsons Danny and Eli, and great-grandson Landon; and Raul, his wife Paula and her grandson Chris. A visitation will be held in the John Everett Funeral Home, 4 Park St, at Natick Common on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home on Tuesday, August 12th at 11:00AM and burial with her husband in St. Patrick Cemetery in Natick immediately following. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Helen C. (Kreshpane) Verra 8/6/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Holliston, MA / Wellesley, MA

Helen C. (Kreshpane) Verra of Framingham passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence of Wayland. She was ninety-three years old. Born in Ashland, Massachusetts on June 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Lambi and Angelica (Ripaldi) Kreshpane. A devoted wife of the late Thomas Verra, Sr. with whom she shared fifty-seven years of marriage. Helen and her husband ran the 1812 Taylor Shop on Route 9 in Framingham for over twenty years. She loved her two granddaughters, was a talented seamstress, a consummate Albanian Cook, a member of the Vetima Society of the Albanian Church of Natick and enjoyed collecting dolls. Mrs. Verra was the loving mother of Thomas Verra, Jr. and his wife Maureen of Framingham. In Helen’s later years, she could always be seen in the company of her daughter-in-law, companion and constant caregiver, Maureen. Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Kathleen Verra. Caring sister of Karl Kreshpane and his wife Beverly of Auburndale, Harry Kreshpane and his wife Patricia of Holliston and the late Loretta Sticka, Dora Stammo, George Kreshpane and Pandi Kreshpane. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, August 9th at 9:30AM. Funeral Service in the Albanian Orthodox Church, 37 Washington St., Natick at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday in the funeral home from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the Albanian Church, 37 Washington St., Natick, MA 01760 or Parmenter VNA and Community Care, 266 Cochittuate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send Helen’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Virginia P. (Waite) Hedderig 8/6/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

Virginia P. (Waite) Hedderig of Natick passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Eliot Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Natick. She was ninety-seven years old. Born on June 9, 1917 in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Harold P. and Gladys (Forehand) Waite. Raised in Sherborn and a graduate of Sherborn High School in 1935, she worked as a self-employed seamstress and designed the gowns for two Miss America contestants. A member of the Order of Eastern Star for seventy-five years and a supporter of the Sherborn Public Library, she was the devoted wife of the late Howard G. Hedderig with whom she shared over sixty years of marriage. Loving mother of Barbara J. Crockford and her husband Dana of Natick and Bruce A. Hedderig and his wife Katheryn of Arroyo Grande, California. Cherished grandmother of David Crockford and his fiancée Patricia, Russell Crockford and his wife Danielle, Jeffrey Hedderig and his wife Sonia, Michael Hedderig and his wife Elena and the late Karen Hedderig. Great grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Hedderig and Max and Aidan Crockford. Caring sister of Paul Waite of Florida and also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central St., Natick on Friday, October 3rd at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Burn Care, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Fred L. Hildreth 8/4/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Bellingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Fred L. Hildreth of Natick died on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Natick. He was eighty-six years old and a Natick Police Officer for twenty-six years. Born on April 26, 1928 in Natick, he was the son of the late Fred and Emily (Torti) Hildreth. Fred enlisted in the United States Navy and served proudly in World War II and the Korean War. After his military service, he became a patrolman for the Town of Natick and eventually the motorcycle officer. Mr. Hildreth enjoyed time with his family, traveling across country on his motorcycle with his wife Georgia, dancing and Big Band Music. He was the devoted husband of Georgia D. (Tosi) Hildreth of Natick with whom he shared thirty-eight years. He was the loving father of Diane Morrill and her companion Leonard Jennings of Natick, Donald Morrill of Forestdale and David Morrill and his wife Malissa of Fort Mill, SC. Cherished Nano of Carol Amell and her husband Ryan of Hudson, Jesse and Jared Morrill of Forestdale and Samantha Morrill of Fort Mill, SC. Great Nano of Olivia Amell of Hudson. Loving brother of Rita Antalek and her late husband Babe of Bellingham. Brother-in-law of Barbara Tosi and her late husband Bob of Dover and Barbara Murray and her late husband Gerard of Marshfield. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, August 8th from 4:00-7:00PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


Frances L. (Erickson) Chase 7/30/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA

Frances L. (Erickson) Chase of Natick passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was seventy-nine years old. Born on June 16, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Acuff) Erickson. A 1953 graduate of Kellogg High School in Kellogg, Idaho, she then attended Washington State College for accounting. Mrs. Chase was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, reading and since 1996, spending winters in Vero Beach, Florida with her husband John. She was the devoted wife of John B. Chase and together, they shared fifty-three years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Michael Chase & his wife Libby of Hampton, NH, Kevin Chase & his fiancé Kathyryn MacGreygor of Redmond, WA & Brian Chase & his wife Yumiko of Los Angeles, CA. Cherished grandmother of Michael Chase, Jr, Elizabeth Chase, Rachel Harris & Ema Chase. Sister of the late Charles Erickson & his wife Frankie of Pasco, WA & the late Margie Haddock & her late husband Garth. Sister-in-law of Dorothy Yamzon & her late husband Ricky of West Warwick, RI, Roy Chase & his wife Pauline of Stow & Joan Barker of N. Reading. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00-5:00PM. A graveside service will be held in Dell Park Cemetery, Pond St., Natick on Monday, August 4th at 11:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


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