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.

Talbot D. Bulkley, Jr. 10/14/2016 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Talbot D. Bulkley Jr., 87, formerly of Cochituate died peacefully and comfortably on Friday October 14, 2016 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center after a long illness. Talbot was born on January 20, 1929 in Chester, PA. He was the son of the late Talbot D. Bulkley Sr. and the late Essie B. Bulkley. He is survived by his wife Hilda S. Bulkley of Framingham, MA (formerly of Cochituate for 60 years), three sons, Lyle T. Bulkley of Framingham, Jay F. Bulkley of Framingham and Jon S. Bulkley of Hopedale. He also leaves his sister-in law Olivia Steele of Arlington, his brother Preston Pierce of Chester PA, his sister Joanne Terry-Johnson of Conshohocken, PA, a nephew Craig Terry of Philadelphia - two nieces Dina Terry of Conshohocken, PA, Vanessa Richardson of Trenton, NJ and many cousins. Talbot was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and served in the 8th Marine Regiment during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (Chemistry minor) and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University. Talbot was a professor at the Moorestown Friends School in NJ, a Systems Analyst at Honeywell, a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Director of Boston Poverty Program and a Program Planning Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1971 he received a Presidential appointment and was sworn in by Senator Edward Brooke as the Regional Deputy Director of the Small Business Administration. Under his management of 8 regional offices and his direct authority he achieved several projects such as the building of an elementary school at Fort Devens, Airport Control Towers in Portland & Bangor Maine, the installation of an Automatic Landing System (ALS) at Logan International Airport and Landing light systems for all 3 Airports. After moving on from the SBA, Talbot became the Director of Vendor Relations at Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard, MA where he developed and maintained vendor relation programs for 24 facilities in the US and Puerto Rico After officially retiring in 1994, he went back to teaching Biology at Massachusetts Bay Community College. His love of family, food and Boston Sports, was second to none. He will be missed by all! Visitations will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte. 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland. Private family interment will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with military honors. In lieu of flowers his family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Lung Association, 14 Beacon Street, Suite 717, Boston, MA 02108.

Marion M. Christi 9/18/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Northborough,MA / Holliston,MA / Framingham,MA

Marion M. (Vangel) Christi, age 84, of Northborough, died surrounded by her loving family early on Sunday morning, September 18, 2016, at the Holliston home of her son Peter. She was the devoted wife of Peter D. Christi, who died in 2014. Born in New Bedford and raised primarily in Framingham, Marion was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Demetrie) Vangel. She was a graduate of Framingham High School. She and Peter were married on June 1, 1952, and made their home in Framingham for the next thirty years. Marion enjoyed working, keeping busy, and meeting people. As her children entered their teen years, she began work in the sales area of Filene’s in Natick. Finding that her interest lay more in the way of technology, she became employed with American Optical. Marion became skilled at producing electronic circuit boards and was to ply her talent at Raytheon, Digital, Valpey Fisher, and ultimately A C Technology, from whom she retired at age 78. A resident of Hopkinton for many years prior to settling in Northborough five years ago, Marion enjoyed keeping her homes and gardens, dancing the jitterbug with Peter, socializing with friends, and doting on her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie J. Travis and her husband Henry of Northborough; two sons, Peter J. Christi and Roberta of Holliston, and Mark S. Christi of Northborough; grandchildren Stephan, Demetrius, and Jessie, and great-grandson Bobby; an aunt, Rose Wright; uncles Thomas “Mac” Vogel, and Andrew Vogel; her sisters-in-law, Krisanthi Peters and Katherine Bishop; nieces, nephews and their families, and many dear friends. Her funeral will be held in the Albanian Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 37 Washington Street, Natick, on Saturday, September 24th at 10:30AM. Burial will follow at Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday 4 – 7PM. Donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Anthony J. Nigro, Jr 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

NATICK: Anthony J. Nigro, Jr., age 60, of Framingham, a former Natick resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. His determination and strength were plain to see as he fought for two years to win his battle with cancer. Born, raised and educated in Waltham, he was the son of Doris A. (Cuccinello) Nigro and the late Antonio J. Nigro. Tony and the former Marie Fantasia were married 37 years ago and settled in Natick to raise their family. Tony was a dedicated member of the Boy Scouts of America. For over 25 years he served as Scout Master for Natick Troop 1775, a positive influence and role model to hundreds of scouts. He would enlist the aid of others to ensure that any scout could experience summer camp, camping trips, and have the support to reach Scouting achievements. The Nigros’ home became a revolving door welcoming countless scouts and their families. Tony was employed for over twenty years with Diamond Uniform Rental and was working with the Wayland Country Club when his battle with cancer started. He had also been a longtime member and past president of the Musketaquid Gun Club of Concord. A lover of nature, Tony taught his sons to appreciate and enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, and cooking outdoors. He found peace and beauty all around him. He is survived by his wife, Marie Nigro; their sons, Anthony J. Nigro, III, and his wife Lauren of Medway, and Nicholas S. Nigro and his fiancee Trisha Briggs of Framingham; the light in his eyes, grandchildren Connor, Hailey, and Paul; his mother, Doris A. Nigro of Waltham; two sisters, Dolores Coletti and her husband Paul of Newton, and Debra Burbank of Waltham; his mother-in-law, Sylvia (Semon)) Fantasia of CA, two sisters-in-law, Donna Seidel of NH, and Sally Fantasia of CA; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His father-in-law, Salvatore Fantasia, predeceased him in June. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10:00A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Monday, 4 – 8P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the BSA Knox Trail Council (, the Massachusetts Salvation Army, ( or a food pantry of your choice.

Louise M. (Ghilani) Corbosiero 8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Louise M. (Ghilani) Corbosiero, 93 of Natick died Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis J. Corbosiero who died in 2001. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Emilio and Francesca (Cella) Ghilani. Mrs. Corbosiero was a waitress for many years at Marconi’s Restaurant in Ashland, and had previously worked at the Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham during World War II. Mrs. Corbosiero was member of St. Patrick Parish for 65 years. She was a devout Catholic who centered her life on faith and family, and especially enjoyed time spent with her granddaughters. She attended the Framingham school system and graduated from Framingham High School class of 1940. She was the devoted mother of Louis J. Corbosiero, Jr. and his wife Susan of Hopkinton, Edward L. Corbosiero of Natick, cherished grandmother of Kristen L. Corbosiero of Green Island, NY, Karen L. Corbosiero of Charlestown (Boston), Loving sister of Alice Troccolo of Natick, Emily MacKenzie of Punta Gorda, FL, and late Virginia Borghesi, Frank Ghilani, Ernesto Ghilani, and Carlo Ghilani. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Tuesday, August 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. Patrick’s church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to St. Patrick Parish, 44 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760 or to Mary Ann Morse Employee Fund, 45 Union Street, Natick, MA 01760.

Ann L. Zoino 8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Brockton,MA / Harwich,MA / Dedham,MA / Bridgewater,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ann Louise (Westman) Zoino, age 84, formerly of Brockton and Harwich, passed into heaven on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William S. Zoino, to whom she was happily married for 55 years and whom she knew for 70 years. Born, raised, and educated in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Louise (Condon) Westman. She grew up in the Campello section of Brockton and was a 1950 graduate of Brockton High School and earned her Baccalaureate Degree in English literature from Brown University. Ann then lived for a year in San Francisco as a copywriter, returning east to work in furniture advertising for the Jordan Marsh Company in Boston. Ann was reacquainted with Bill, a Brockton classmate at their tenth reunion in 1960. They married in 1961 and lived in various locations throughout the country, relocating frequently for his work as a civil engineer. They returned to Massachusetts where Bill and a fellow MIT graduate partnered to establish their own civil engineering firm and the family settled in Brockton. Ann enjoyed creating a warm and fostering home for her growing family and, when her daughters were in school, earned a Master of Library Science from Simmons College. A librarian for nearly thirty years, Ann started her career with the Brockton Public Schools prior to being employed with Massasoit Community College in Canton. During her tenure at Massasoit, she oversaw the conversion of card files to a burgeoning electronic library system and assisted many a student and faculty member with research. The Zoinos enjoyed extensive travel in Europe and the Southwest after they retired, and lived for many years at their seaside home in Harwich. Ann was also a longtime skating enthusiast and a Bruins fan. She was happiest in the company of her family, and in quiet times could often be found researching antiques, reading a good book or watching a foreign film. She is survived by William; their daughters, Julia A. Jeannetti and her husband Ronald of Dedham, Kathryn R. Archard and her husband Steven of Brockton, and Paula M. Dimidis and her husband Craig of Framingham; six grandchildren: Jaclyn (Archard) Weddleton and her husband Mark of Easton, Michael Archard of Boston, Paul Jeannetti of Dedham, and Sophia, William, and Nathaniel Dimidis, all of Framingham; and her brother, F.W. Westman, Jr., and his wife Mary of Bridgewater. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 11:30AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to the Sisters of the Visitation, 14 Beach Road, Tyringham, MA 01264.

Susan Marie Woo 8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / West Roxbury,MA / Natick,MA / Wellesley,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Susan Marie “Ma” (Chew) Woo passed peacefully on Thursday morning, August 11, 2016, at the age of 82. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Susan was adopted by her late parents, Joseph and Mabel (Hill) Chew. She married Davis Woo in 1955, and together they raised their family of four in West Roxbury. Susan was retired from Price Waterhouse Coopers after many years employment, and later enjoyed part time work as a daycare teacher. She spent her whole life caring for others and loved sailing, skiing, gardening, and cooking. Most important to Susan was teaching her family about respect and compassion for others and sharing her love of life with them. Susan is survived by her loving husband, Davis, their children Theodore and his wife Sherry, Kathryn and her husband Edward, Daniel and his wife Betty, and Christine, and their six grandchildren, Christian, Ariel, Alex, Samantha, Brittany, and Danica. Susan also leaves her puppies Joey and Daisy. Her Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Wednesday, August 17th at 10:00A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, 5 – 8P.M.

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