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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.


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.


Harold E. "Buzz" Murtagh 7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Harold E. “Buzz” Murtagh died on July, 13, 2016 at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla H. (Smith) Murtagh for 66 years. Born in St. John, N. B. Canada, the son of Edward and Catherine (Delaney) Murtagh, he came to the United States at the age of 2. During World War II, Harold served in the US Army Air Corps for 3 years in China, Burma and India, serving with the Aviation Engineers. For 40 years, Harold worked for the Framingham National Bank, Shawmut Bank and Fleet Bank. In 1989, he retired as Assistant Vice President. Besides his wife, he leaves sons Robert and his companion Louise O’Connor of Clinton, Michael and wife Sue of Florida, Daniel and wife Elaine of Lawrence, Thomas of Framingham and daughter Mary Murtagh-Jacobs of Framingham. Harold was the father of the late Carl W. Murtagh who died in 1999, and brother of the late John, Robert and Francis Murtagh and Mary T. Vaillencourt. Harold is survived by many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral on Tuesday, July 26th at 10:00 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. Stephens Church, Framingham at 11:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Notre Dame Health Care Sunshine Fund – West Wing, 559 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605


Evan Robert Martin 7/9/2016 12:00:00 AM Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Evan Robert Martin, age 30 of Framingham, died tragically on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his home in Framingham. He is the son of Bill and Janet (Hooper) Martin of Framingham. Evan was an avid Fisherman exploring many local ponds & streams using his own tied flies. He was an accomplished Hockey player in his school years in Holliston allowing him the opportunity to play in the Northeastern states, Canada and Italy. He graduated from Keefe Tech Electrical in 2003. He summered at the family cottage on Peak’s Island, ME and spent many vacations on the family boat Two Sons II. He was a member of the Hull Yacht Club. Evan was a valued employee of FM Generator in Canton as a Generator Technician/Electrician. He was previously employed by Rio Marine in Houston, TX as an electrician servicing Tug Boats. Besides his parents, Evan leaves his adoring Grandmother Jane Hooper “NAN” of Framingham. His loving Brother Chris Martin and his wife Wendie Linton- Martin of Bellingham. He was the treasured “Uncle E” to his nieces Kylie, Erin and Mollie of Bellingham. His Uncles Bo and Candi Hooper of Tucson, AZ, Dick and Stephanie Hooper of Marlboro, Paul and Maryellen Hooper of Framingham and Aunt Barbara Martin of East Boston. His cousins Travis and his wife Jennifer, Jarrod and his wife Genevieve, Kimberly, James and Jennifer Hooper. Greg and his wife Melissa Lynch, Heather Lynch –Hennessey and Jeanne Martin of Peaks Island, ME. His dearest friends Heather Ingemi, Gary Chandler, Chris Turner and countless other close friends and family members. He was predeceased by his Grandparents Robert Hooper and Bill and Wiggy Martin. Evan will be remembered for his passion for family and friends, his warm smile and endless wit. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common. Visiting hours are Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Sail Nantasket Program, www.sailnantasket.org or through the Hull Yacht Club, P.O. 200 Hull, MA 02045.


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