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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.


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.


Paul F. Gately 9/17/2016 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Franklin,MA / Warwick,RI

Paul F. Gately, 82, formerly of Warwick, Rhode Island died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the CareOne at Millbury. Born on March 13, 1934 in Cambridge, he was the son of the late William and Marion (Davis) Gately. Mr. Gately grew up in the Somerville / Arlington area and attended St. Catherine’s Parish. He moved to Framingham where he raised his family until moving to Warwick in the late 70’s where he resided for many years. Mr. Gately proudly served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. Before his retirement, he owned and operated Synthetic Sports Surfacing in Warwick. Mr. Gately was a member of the Hibernian and Shamrock Society in Rhode Island and was an avid boater and a huge New England sports fan. He is survived by his children, Lynn Shea of Sarasota, FL, James Gately of Bradenton, FL, Colleen Grady of Franklin, Paula Gately of Hopedale, Joseph Gately of Uxbridge, and Thomas Gately of Mendon. He was the father of the late Robert Gately. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, Rebecca, Casey, Ryan, Sarah, Melissa, Amanda, Joey, Micheal, Carlie, Jessica, Jacob, Robert, Shamus and Emilee, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mildred Doran, Marion Gately and William Gately, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, September 22 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Gately’s memory to the CareOne at Millbury - Activities Department, 312 Millbury Ave, Millbury, MA 01527.


Rose E. Milano 9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Billerica,MA / Chelsea,MA / Framingham,MA

Rose E. Milano of Medford passed away peacefully at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was 84. Raised in Ohio she was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary Oswalt. A Medford resident for many years, she was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed time with family and friends. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Milano, she was a devoted mother to MaryAnn Milano and her partner John Frustaglia of Chelsea, Patricia Kearns and her husband Joe of Billerica, and Karen Bass and her husband David of Framingham. She was a loving grandmother to Adam, Rebecca and Kyle. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Tuesday, September 13th from 10 AM until Noon concluding with a procession to Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Rose’s name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., 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 (http://www.ktc-bsa.org), the Massachusetts Salvation Army, (http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org 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.


Isa-Maria Shoolman 7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Newton,MA / Brighton,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Isa-Maria (Stolp) Shoolman, age 86, passed away peacefully at her longtime Framingham home on July 20, 2016. She was the devoted wife of David Shoolman who died in January. Born in Greifswald, Germany, and raised in Hungary and Italy, Isa-Maria had survived the indignities of war and thrived as a successful model and actress in Europe. She met David in Italy while he was serving in the United States Navy. While first captivated by her stunning appearance, he was very quickly taken by her beautiful vibrant personality. The love they shared at their marriage in 1955 grew ever stronger throughout the next 60 years. The Shoolmans lived in Brighton and Newton prior to settling in Framingham in 1976. Isa-Maria came into her own as an interior designer in the MetroWest area, and, at home, the consummate hostess for David’s business associates and dear friends alike. She and David loved animals, particularly dogs, and they shared their homes with a number of Dachshunds and Vizslas through the years. Upon David’s retirement, the couple spent more time at their homes in Falmouth and Naples, FL. Isa-Maria will be most remembered for her radiant charm, devotion to friends, and her genuine warmth and generosity. A Memorial Celebration of the lives of David and Isa-Maria Shoolman will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are encouraged to attend. Donations may be made in Isa-Maria’s memory to the Framingham Animal Hospital, Attn: Dr. Susan Rabaut, 1415 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701.


Tara Chagnon 7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Wareham,MA / Wayland,MA / Fairhaven,MA

Tara Chagnon of Natick passed away peacefully at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice in Wayland surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer, at age 31. Born in Salt Lake City Utah, Tara moved to Natick before she turned one year of age, the daughter of Michael Chagnon Jr and the late Cheryl Chagnon. Tara was a 2003 graduate of Natick High School. She continued her education receiving a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice at Castleton State University, VT, then going on to receive a double Masters In Criminal Justice and Mental Health Counseling at Suffolk University in Boston Ma. In spite of a busy schedule working for Mass 211 and school, Tara found the time to travel to Hawaii on several occasions to perfect her surfing which she loved so much. Social time with family and friends meant so much to her, especially while in the company of her much loved nieces and nephews. Tara is survived by her father and stepmother Michael and Carolyn Chagnon of Wareham, Grandparents Paul "Micky" and Kathleen "Kay" Hand of Wayland, Michael and Catherine Chagnon of Fort Pierce FL, May Milligan of PA, and the late Juanita Chagnon, brothers Joseph Chagnon of Milford, Nathan Chagnon of Natick, Michael III and Kayla Chagnon of Framingham, Greg and Claudia Chagnon of Framingham, Peter and Heather Chagnon of Stow, Brendan Mulcahey of Fairhaven, and her sister Shannon Mulcahey of Wareham. Tara is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many loving friends. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Tara to support research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Tara in the Chapel of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common on Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Alice D. (O'Malley) Spellissy 7/17/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Alice D. (O’Malley) Spellissy 97, of Framingham died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late James G. Spellissy who died in 2001, sharing 49 years of marriage. A resident of Framingham for 42 years she was born in Clinton, MA the daughter of the late Michael and Ellen (Tierney) O’Malley. Mrs. Spellissy was a devoted wife and mother providing a warm, supportive, and loving home environment for her family. She enjoyed traveling to Europe, summers on Cape Cod, and winter months in Naples, Florida. Mrs. Spellissy was a graduate of Chamberlain College in Boston, and worked for the Eastern Isles Company in Clinton and later for the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. She is survived by one daughter Jane E. Spellissy of Framingham, one son James M. Spellissy of Baltimore MD, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 A.M. in St. Bridget Church, 832 Worcester Road, Framingham. Visiting hours are on Thursday Morning beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery Natick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Metro West Home Care and Hospice, 200 Nickerson Road, Marlborough, MA 01752.


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