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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.


Raymond L. Pearl 7/20/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Southboro, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Raymond L. Pearl of Natick passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the UMASS Medical Center in Worcester. He was seventy-eight years of age. Born in Framingham, Massachusetts on December 24, 1935, he graduated from St. Mary’s high school of Milford in 1953. Mr. Pearl worked as a truck driver for over fifty years, beginning with Anchor Motor Freight of Boston and finally driving for construction companies in the local area, retiring in 2011. He was a resident of Natick and a member of St. Linus Church for forty-three years. Mr. Pearl served as an elected town meeting member in Natick and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Framingham. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden, traveling to the Cape, Maine and Vermont with his wife Janet and was an animal lover, especially cats. Ray was the devoted husband of the late Janet F. (Carmichael) Pearl and together they shared forty-five years of marriage. He was the loving father of Michelle M. Pearl of Natick and Scott R. Pearl and his wife Christie of Southboro. Caring brother of Vincent Pearl and his late wife Eleanor of Vero Beach, FL, Joyce Andonian and her husband Ralph of Whitinsville and the late Richard “Dick” Pearl and his wife Rose of Milford. Also survived by many sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, July 26th 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 Friday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick. Contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. For directions or to send Ray’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Alex J. Rivera 7/16/2014 Framingham, MA / Natick, MA

Alex Javier Rivera passed on July 16,2014 He was born on May 13,1983 in Guayama, Puerto Rico He was the son of Rafael Rivera and Mercedes Martinez. Brother of Denise Rivera, Rafael Rivera, Loraine Rivera and Roberto Rivera. Alex shared 14 years of his life with Yomara Rodriguez and had 3 beautiful children, Alexis Rivera 12, Yarielis Denise Rivera 10, and Janelis "Ash" Rivera 6. Alex AKA "Croncho" was a well know barber who originated in Borinquen Guayama Puerto Rico and now resided in Framingham MA. Alex was loved by many, especialy his family , friends, and clients. His presence always brought joy and laughter to peoples' lives. He was a great son, father, husband and friend. We want to remember him with love and joy and never forget his laughter. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Sunday from 4:00-8:00PM.


Kevin Doherty 7/16/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Kevin Doherty died on July 16, 2014 in Framingham. Kevin was the son of the late Owen Joseph Doherty and Kathleen Madeline (Jacobs) Doherty. Husband of Joan Ellen Flaherty. Father of Blaine Owen Doherty and Ian Jacobs Doherty and his wife Sinead Layton Doherty. Grandfather of Finn Reilly Doherty, Nuala Grace Doherty and Grayson Reed Doherty. Brother of John Thomas Doherty and his wife Patricia Plunkett and the late Hugh Michael Doherty and Sheila Doherty. Also survived by Hugh’s wife Mary Pierce Doherty. Kevin is also survived by several cousins, nephews and his lifelong friend Bill Boudreau. Kevin was a former VISTA in several capacities in the United States. Subsequent to VISTA, he was employed by the City of Cambridge, MA with the Department of Health and Hospitals and with the United States Postal Service. Kevin’s wake will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Zepherin Church, 99 Main St (Rte 27), Wayland. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. In lieu of flowers, Kevin’s wish is that donations be made to Catholic Charities, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02110.


John T. Slamin 7/14/2014 Natick, MA / Wayland, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

John T. Slamin of Natick passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. He was seventy years of age, a devoted husband of Katherine T. (Fahey) Slamin for forty-nine years and a thirty-seven year employee of the town of Natick. A lifelong resident of Natick, he was the son of the late Gerald J. and Mary Rachel (McGrath) Slamin. He graduated from Natick High School, class of 1962 and entered the United States Air Force. He served our country proudly for four years and held the rank of Airman 1st Class. John and Katherine, whom he had met in high school, were married in 1965 while he was home on leave. After his Military service he started working in a machine shop and served as a Reserve Police Officer in Natick. Shortly thereafter he joined the Natick DPW, working with the Water Department and upon completion of the Natick Water Treatment Plant, he served as the night foreman until his retirement in 2009. A member of the Natick Safety Committee since 1992, John had also served as the area’s NOAH Weather Advisor for the past twenty-five years. Until his illness became too great, he would be up at all hours measuring rain and snowfall amounts, barometric pressures and other related weather data. Any Natick data seen on weather maps came through his dedicated efforts. Katherine; their son James J. Slamin of Natick, a daughter Holly S. Slamin of Natick and son Peter M. Slamin, also of Natick; a grandson, Kodie S. Slamin of Natick and a sister, Patricia DiMaggio and her husband Frank of Natick and several nieces and nephews survive him. All services will be private at the request of the family and donations may be made in John’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. To send John’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Betty W. (Wade) Roy 7/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Betty W. (Wade) Roy of Natick passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at home with family by her side. She was eighty-seven years of age. Born on December 24, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late James and Marion (Scannell) Wade. She was a 1944 graduate of Beards High School and a 1948 graduate of Newark Teacher’s College. Mrs. Roy was the devoted wife of the late Donn H. Roy and together they shared forty-nine years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Donna J. Noone Caffarelli of Wilson, North Carolina, Elizabeth R. Davis and her husband Royal of Franklin and Jamie (Roy) Loynd of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Donnajane Mercer of Florida, Kerrianne Donnelly of Holbrook, Virginia Baggan and her husband Kevin of Saugus, Marion Lunn and her husband Christopher of Clinton, Megan Davis and her husband Scott Slade, also of Clinton, Justin Loynd of Framingham, James Loynd, also of Framingham and Hannah Loynd of N. Kingstown, RI. Doting great grandmother of Kyle Mercer, Taylor Donnelly, Cody Pineault, Kayla Baggan, Davis Lunn, Jack Lewis and Will Slade. Betty was a member of Saint David’s Episcopal Church of Englewood, Florida for over thirty-five years and worked in the Thrift Shop. She was also a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church of Natick and worked as a substitute teacher for the Natick Public Schools for ten years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune and traveling to places such as Bermuda, Bahamas, Alaska, Singapore, Russia and Ireland. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central St., Natick on Tuesday, July 15th at 9:30AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral. com


Thomas J. "Tommy" O'Reilly 7/9/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Thomas J. “Tommy” O’Reilly, 62, a retired Framingham firefighter, died peacefully and comfortably under the care and comfort of his loving family and friends at his residence on Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Tommy was born in Waltham on July 13, 1951 the son of the late John F. O’Reilly and Mary F. (Kirwan) O’Reilly. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susan C. (Bennett) O’Reilly of Framingham. Beloved father of Jason T. O’Reilly; Jennifer M. O’Reilly; Patrick M. O’Reilly and Kelly M. O’Reilly all of Framingham and the late Brian E. O’Reilly who died on March 7, 1992. Brother of Maureen A. O’Reilly and her husband George Berube of Falmouth; Timothy F. O’Reilly of Niantic, CT; Kathleen P. Berry and her husband Jack Berry of Framingham; Eileen M. O’Reilly of Framingham and John F. O’Reilly and his wife Renae O’Reilly of Chesterfield, VA. Son-in-law of Charles and Marjorie Bennett of Wayland and brother-in-law of Stephen R. Bennett and his wife Cindy Bennett of Marblehead. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tommy spent his formative years in Wayland and graduated from Wayland High School with the Class of 1969. He has been a resident of Framingham for over 44 years and retired in January of 2012 after 27 years of dedicated service and commitment to the Town of Framingham as a Firefighter – EMT. He received his BS in Fire Science from Quinsigamond College in Worcester and for several years served as a Union Past President and member of Local 1652 of Framingham. He served his country honorably with the United States Army as a gunner in a helicopter during the Vietnam War. In his earlier years he was associated with the Wayland House as a waiter and cook. For many years he traveled throughout the area as a restaurant manager for the Ground Round restaurants and helped establish new locations and trained new staff. He was the current founder and owner of T. J. O’Reilly’s Services of Framingham. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many visits to Chesterfield, VA to golf with family and friends. He loved all the Boston sports teams and was an enthusiastic fan. He loved to play softball and hockey and also spent many hours as a hockey coach in Framingham and Ashland. Tommy had an infectious smile and would light up a room when he entered and will be remembered as being one of the good guys. We are all a bit better off for having the opportunity to have known and loved Tommy and for all the lives that he touched in his 62 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother to his family who were the center of this life. Visitations will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Family and friends are requested to go directly to his Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Rd (Rte 9 E), Framingham. Interment will follow in the O’Reilly family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland. For those who desire his family suggests that memorial gifts in Tommy’s memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Victoria "Betty" (DiGregorio) Ecker 7/2/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Victoria “Betty” (DiGregorio) Ecker, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Saint Patrick’s Manor. She was born in Ridgewood, New York on May 23, 1919. Betty was the wife for 63 years of the late Carlton H. Ecker who died in 2004. She was the mother of Michael J. Ecker and his wife Maureen of Mattapoisett and the late Robert W. Ecker who died in 1981. Mother-in-law of Patricia O. Ecker of Ellington, CT. Grandmother of Elizabeth Ecker Bandy and her husband Riley; Christopher Ecker and his wife Amy Dusto; Abigail, Kerry, Christina and John Ecker. Great-grandmother of Robert Ecker. Betty was a resident of Framingham for several years and resided in Weston for 10 years. She had been a longtime resident of Plainville, CT. She was a nurse for over 20 years associated with the Bristol Hospital in Bristol, CT. Visitations Will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. Private family interment was held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville, CT. In lieu of flowers her family suggests that gifts in her memory may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Ronald Nelson Nickles 7/1/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Kingston, MA / Franklin, MA

Ronald Nelson Nickles of Kingston passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home. He was sixty-seven years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Earl and Ruth (Johnson) Nickles. Ron was raised in Natick, a 1965 graduate of Natick High School and then served our country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He continued his education at Quinsigamond Community College and graduated from Lowell University. Mr. Nickles worked as an IT Computer Specialist with KHJ of Boston for ten years and finally with Partners HealthCare of Boston for over five years. He was a member of the Franklin Jaycee’s and the Ocean State Catalina Association of Rhode Island where he and his wife Ann enjoyed many sailing adventures with friends. Ron was the devoted husband of Ann (Sibley) Nickles of Kingston and together they shared forty-two years of marriage. He was the loving father of Jonathan P. Nickles and his wife Beth of Kingston and Kristopher M. Nickles and his wife Heather of Wake Forest, NC. Cherished grandfather of Alice, Edward and Thomas Nickles. Caring brother of David Nickles and his wife Joan of Getzville, NY and Sandra Wenig and her husband Raymond of Hilton Head, NC. His Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, July 12th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Ronald Nickles to support Dr. Phil Kantoff’s prostate cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift or Hope Hospice 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. For directions or to send Ron’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Joseph R. Candella 6/26/2014 Natick, MA / Sherborn, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

Joseph R. “Joey” Candella of Sherborn died on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was sixty-four years old. Son of the late Joseph and Rita (Morin) Candella, he was born in Boston and raised in Brookline. Mr. Candella was a resident of Sherborn since 1974 and a self-employed land developer. He enjoyed golfing, his 1981 Delorean, his 1972 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and flying a single engine plane. He was the devoted husband of Joanne E. (Farber) Candella of Sherborn with whom they shared forty years of marriage. He was the loving father of Aaron Candella of Virginia, Jody R. French and her husband Zachary of Natick and Jared T. Candella of Allston. Cherished grandfather of Wil and Josh Candella and Aidan and Malaina French. Caring brother of Diane DeGloria of Norwood, Marie Copparini of Mansfield, Patty Roth of Austin, TX and the late Dominic and John Candella. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, July 5th at 4:00PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visitation from 2:00-4:00PM. For directions or to send Joey’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Amy L. Rooney 6/18/2014 Natick, MA / North Grafton, MA / Framingham, MA

Amy L. Rooney 39, of North Grafton, and formerly of Framingham, died Wednesday June 18, 2014 after a brief illness, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Marguerite (O’Keefe) Rooney of North Grafton and John Rooney and his wife Jeri of Las Vegas, NV. Amy was kind, thoughtful, and loving. She cared deeply about her family and friends. She had a special bond with her four nephews and loved to spoil them at every opportunity. Amy’s life would seem too short to many, but to those who were touched by her understood that the quality of life far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Amy lived life to its fullest. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister Paula Bradley and her husband Brian of South Kingstown, RI; two brothers Steven Rooney and his wife Shannon of Northborough; Peter Rooney and his wife Cara of Warwick, RI; her grandfather John W. Rooney of Dennis Port, MA; four nephews, Landon, Talan, Dalton and Jack, and her boyfriend Michael Betancourt of Ashland, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, June 22 at the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common from 4:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. Burial will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Amy’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.


Robert W. Lupien 6/11/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

Framingham: Robert W. Lupien, 87, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his residence. His family invites you to a Celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Anthony’s on the Green, Pinecrest Golf Club, 212 Prentice Street, Holliston, MA 01746. All are welcome to this casual gathering to share memories and stories of Bob. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in his memory may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland.


Richard F. "Dick" Robinson 6/8/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / FRamingham, MA / Bellingham, MA / Southborough, MA

Richard F. “Dick” Robinson of Framingham, formerly of Natick, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was eighty-six years old. Born on December 9, 1927 in Framingham, he was the son of the late Melvin and Ruth (Olenten) Robinson. He was raised in Natick, a 1946 graduate of Natick High School and lived most of his life there. Dick enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served proudly during World War II. He then attended the Franklin Technical School of Boston and worked as a Mechanical Engineer with Isuzu and became their New England Service Representative for eighteen years. He could fix anything especially pocket watches, made many stained glass lamps and loved being a member of the local auto clubs. He was a loving father of Richard F. Robinson, Jr. of Lakewood, Colorado and David P. Robinson of Natick. Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey D. Robinson of Bridgewater, Dominic D. O’Donnell of Lakewood, Colorado and Holly P. Robinson of Bellingham. Great grandfather of Austin D. Cooney of Bellingham. Former husband of Patricia A. (Hayes) Robinson of Southborough. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, June 12th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O.Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Florence D. (MacLeod) Ganley 5/31/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Bridgewater, MA

Florence (MacLeod) Ganley of Natick, joined her mother Barbara MacLeod and her father Kenneth MacLeod in eternal peace on May 31, 2014. Beloved mother of Kelly Ganley DeLiberato and her husband Daniel of Natick, Sally Ganley of San Diego, CA, and Joseph “Danny” Ganley and his wife Nilzadette of Framingham. Devoted sister of Constance “Connie” Malloy of Sharon, Barbara “Bonnie” Grady and her husband Marty of Natick, and Kenneth MacLeod and his wife MaryBeth of East Bridgewater. Loving Grandmother to Aiden DeLiberato. Loving Aunt to Marty Jr., Brendan, Diana, Julie, Scott, Tim, Terry and Amber. Dear friend to many neighbors in Cedar Garden where she lived for the past seven years. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Son’s Funeral Home, 4 Park St. at Natick Common on Wednesday June 4th from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral Service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central St., Natick, Thursday, June 5th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Burial in Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Florence’s name to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions, or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Pakorn Kerdmolee Schorr 5/23/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Revere, MA

Pakorn Kerdmolee Schorr, lifelong partner and married to Louis Schorr for 23 years of Natick passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15th after battling cancer. PK is survived by three sisters and his mother all of Thailand and the entire family was by his bedside when he passed. He was the former Executive Chef of Siam Garden Restaurant of Cambridge and then became a well known Hair Stylist in the Boston area. He was known as “Magical Hands” not only in the food world and the hair world but was also so focused on his photography and his gardening of specialty flowers. His love of people and his soft kind spirit was and still is amongst his family and dear friends around the world. Special services will be held on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 10:00AM at the Buddha Vararam Temple, 125 North Rd., Bedford. In lieu of flowers, at the Schorr family’s request, donations be made in Pakorn’s memory to the Buddha Vararam Temple, 125 North Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.


Brice E. Zwicker 5/23/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Brice E. Zwicker, age 100, a longtime Natick resident and Master Electrician, died peacefully on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014, at Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the devoted husband of Elaine G. (Weilant) Zwicker, for 66 years. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, he was a son of the late Allister and Lucinda Catherine (Zwicker) Zwicker. Brice left high school to help his aunt and uncle maintain their farm and remained until the outbreak of World War II. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and specialized as an airplane mechanic for the duration of the war. He then returned to school studying to be an electrician. Brice spent his journeyman years in Detroit, where he lived and worked with one of his brothers. While there he met Elaine, who had traveled from Natick to visit friends they shared in common. After marrying in 1948 and settling in Natick, Brice worked for several years as an electrical contractor. He later worked for Ford and then Chrysler from whom he retired as a master electrician in 1976. He volunteered as a driver for the American Red Cross well into his 80s. Brice and Elaine also enjoyed trips to Nova Scotia to visit relatives and particularly venturing out to Washington State to see their daughter. Elaine; their son, Ronald B. Zwicker of Framingham, and their daughter, Nancy E. Zwicker of Ravensdale, WA, survive him. Predeceased by his 10 siblings, he was also an uncle and granduncle to many. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jon C. Strand, Rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Friday, May 30th at 9:00AM at Dell Park Cemetery, 183 Pond Street, Natick. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, Natick, on Thursday 6 – 8PM.


Wiggy Martin 5/19/2014 Natick, MA / East Boston, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Wiggy Martin (Harriet E. Wignot Martin), age 92, died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by family on May 19, 2014, under the loving and dedicated care of the Rosarie and Long Term Care staffs of Saint Patrick’s Manor. She was the wife of the late William R. Martin for 61 years. A lifelong resident of Natick, she was the daughter of Joseph T. and Susan (Valentine) Wignot. Wiggy graduated from Natick High School in 1939 as a member of the National Honor Society. She then entered a five-year nursing program at Simmons College and graduated in 1944 with a BS Degree in Nursing. She was also a member and Past Worthy Advisor of the International Order of Rainbow Girls, Natick Chapter #28. Wiggy lovingly carried on the “Monday Bridge Club” at the Natick VFW for six years after the passing of her husband, Bill, who originally established the group in 1986. An avid tennis player, she was a member of the Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association on her beloved Peak’s Island, Maine, where she spent her summers. She and her husband enjoyed many years of world-class fishing, from “ice-out” at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, to the Kenai River in Alaska, where Wiggy landed a 70 pound king salmon. Wiggy is survived by her daughter, Barbara Martin of East Boston; her son, Bill Martin and his wife Janet of Framingham; her treasured grandchildren, Greg Lynch and his wife Melissa of Medford, Chris Martin and his wife Wendie of Bellingham, Heather Lynch Hennessey of East Boston, and Evan Martin of Humble, TX; and her precious great-grandchildren, Kylie Reese Martin, Owen Arvis Lynch, Erin Elizabeth Martin, and Doreen Moira Hennessey. A memorial service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Natick, on Friday, May 30th at 10:30a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the Martin Family beginning at 9:00a.m. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in Wiggy’s memory to Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or the Natick VFW Post 1274, 113 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760.


Eileen (McNaught) Ryan 5/18/2014 Natick, MA / Middleboro, MA / Marshfield, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

Eileen Ryan (McNaught) of Middleboro, formerly of Marshfield, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital of Plymouth. She was sixty-six years old. Eileen was the beloved daughter of the late James and Maura (Clancy) McNaught. She is survived by her devoted husband Robert E. Ryan, her son Matthew Ryan, his wife Julie and kids Patrick and Coryn, her daughter Leslie Ryan Anderson, her husband Scott and their daughter Eileen, and her son Andrew Ryan. She was a loving, caring, and nurturing mother, sister, and friend. Caring sister of James McNaught & his late wife Cynthia of Falmouth, Anne Andre’ & her husband Mario of Wareham, Gerard McNaught & his wife Judith of South Berwick, Maine, Robert McNaught & his wife Katherine of Franklin, TN & the late William McNaught. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & cousins. Eileen served as chairperson of the Marshfield School Committee for many years. She was a longtime CCD teacher at St. Anne’s Parish in Marshfield, actively involved in Boy Scouts and an unforgettable Girl Scout Leader. Her impact on the town of Marshfield and the children she mentored will carry on for years to come. Eileen was a dedicated nurse for over forty years. She was a nursing supervisor at top area hospitals, a substitute school nurse when needed, and was working in administration at a skilled nursing facility. Eileen worked at one of the first kidney transplant centers in the country. She was passionate about caring for others throughout her life. Although she has passed, Eileen continues to care for others as an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn. For directions or to send Eileen’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kathleen A. (Sullivan) Lavezzo 5/16/2014 Natick, MA / Wayland, MA / Framingham, MA / Situate, MA

Kathleen A. (Sullivan) Lavezzo 55, of Natick died unexpectedly Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Lavezzo, Jr who died in 2010 with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Born in Cambridge she was the devoted daughter of Joan (Sugrue) Sullivan of West Dennis, Kenneth L. Sullivan and his wife Patricia of Scituate. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sister Karen Baker and her husband Bob of Wayland, two brothers Gary Sullivan of HI, Ken Sullivan and his wife Michelle of Scituate, two step children Jamie Stevens and her husband Ben of Framingham, Randi J. Benoit and her husband Steven of Milford, four brothers in law James Lavezzo and his wife Mary Ann, Michael Lavezzo all of Natick, John Lavezzo and his wife Cindy of FL, Gregory Lavezzo of Northborough, her nieces and nephews Brooke and Brett Baker, Abby and Leah Sullivan, Gina Caulfield and her husband Mike; Lisa, Angelina, Nicholas, and Derek Lavezzo. Kathy was a bright, loving, thoughtful, sensitive and caring person. She was simply known as “Aunty” to many, even beyond her nieces and nephews, and was passionately dedicated to all of her family and friends. She was devoted to helping others in need and worked with numerous charities through which she touched many lives. She was quick witted and could light up the room with her jokes and stories, often being the life of the party. She was a voracious reader, community theater actress, comedian, and loved playing games. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, one of the many charities she cared about, at 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown MA 02472 or a charity of your choice. Visiting hours will be held at John Everett Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, Thursday, May 22 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home.


John A. "Jack" Staples 5/15/2014 Natick, MA / Melrose, MA / Amesbury, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

John A. Staples "Jack" 79, of Amesbury formerly of Melrose and Newburyport died at his home May 15, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late Chester and Gertrude (Brophy) Staples, devoted brother of Elizabeth (Edward) Deveau of Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Trudy (Donald) Desfosse of Chelmsford, Rita M (and the late Henry) Brochu of Natick, and the late Mary E. Sheridan of Melrose. He was the loving uncle of 11 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and nephews. John was a dedicated employee in the Food Service Department at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for 25 years and later at McDonalds in Newburyport for 11 years. At his retirement party at the age of 65, his advice to fellow employees was “work hard and save your money”. He was a member of the Newburyport Lodge of Elks, and enjoyed participating in Civil War Reenacting Units as a member of the 5th Massachusetts Battery. John was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox, and participated in the Massachusetts Special Olympics. Mr. Staples was an advocate for improved mental health in Massachusetts and was a key member of the drive petitioning State Legislators to change the name to the current Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services from the previous Department of Mental Retardation. Funeral from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common on Tuesday May 20, at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Patrick Church Natick at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours Monday 5:00 to 8:00 P.M, Interment St Patrick Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in John's memory to Turning Point Inc. 5 Perry Way Newburyport MA 01950. For directions or to send the Staples' family online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Marlene M. (Mancini) Carmichael 5/7/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Holliston, MA

Marlene M. (Mancini) Carmichael of Natick passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was seventy-five years old. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Lamey) Mancini, she came to the United States when she was twenty-two years old. Marlene and Dan settled in Natick in 1979 where they raised their children and she became a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Church. She worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Boston as a switchboard operator for five years and then part-time with Hallmark Cards for fifteen years. She enjoyed boating and summering in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Marlene was the devoted wife of Daniel C. Carmichael of Natick with whom they shared forty-eight years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Alan D. Carmichael of Holliston, Mark J. Carmichael of Natick and the late Michelle Lynn Carmichael. Caring sister of Bernice King of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia and the late Joseph and Ronald Mancini and the late Lorna Connors. Marlene’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, May 12th 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 & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2:00-5:00PM. Interment is private. Contributions in Marlene’s memory may be made to St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send Marlene’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


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