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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.


Thomas F. Casey, Jr. 4/5/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Lee, MA / Eastham, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Thomas Francis Casey, Jr., age 90, a former Natick resident and retired State Police employee, died on Saturday morning, April 5, 2014, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was the devoted husband of the late Violet Mae (Larkey) Casey for 66 years. Born, raised, and educated in Natick, he was a son of the late Thomas F. and Florence (Scheufele) Casey. Tom was working as a teletype operator for the Massachusetts State Police when he entered the Army in 1943. He served until March of 1946, when he was honorably discharged as a Corporal. Tom had met Violet while stationed in the Midwest. They married in 1944, and settled in Natick after the war. Tom resumed his employment with the State Police as a dispatcher and in time became involved in purchase and supply. He retired as the Head Storekeeper of the State Police Supply Section after 67 years of dedicated service to the men and women of the Massachusetts State Police. Very involved in the Natick Parks and Recreation’s Baseball and Basketball Programs for many years, Tom helped ensure coaches, schedules, and equipment were ready to go each year. A longtime slow pitch baseball umpire, the baseball diamond in Coolidge Park was dedicated to him on August 8, 1972. A trumpet player, Tom had enjoyed playing with Army bands as well as local bands during and after the war. He is survived by four children, Thomas F. Casey, III, of Albany, IL, Marion F. Bilodeau of Framingham, with whom he made his home for the past three years, James M. Casey and his wife Barbara of Natick, and Richard J. Casey and his wife Michelle of Lee; his daughter-in-law, Marie Casey of Eastham; his grandchildren, David, Michael, Sean, TC, Sheri, Amy, Robbie, Tina, Kim, Jen, Richard, Jimmy, Molly, and Daniel; two nephews, Harold Amarto and his wife Peggy and Paul Lindquist and his wife Phyllis; a niece, Denise Siaba and her husband Mike; and many much loved great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a son, David Casey, a daughter-in-law, Diana Casey, a grandson, Matthew, and his sister, Marion Lindquist. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, April 12th at 9:00a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10a.m. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday, 4 – 8p.m.


David M. Fanger 4/3/2014 Sherborn, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Princeton, MA

SHERBORN: David M. Fanger, age 87, a retired teacher and technical writer, and devoted father, died peacefully after a long illness on April 3, 2014. He was the loving husband of Virginia Doan Fanger for 62 years. Born and raised in Kansas, David was the son of Sylvia Bowyer Altmann and William F. Fanger. He entered the Navy straight from high school and served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, including deployment to Okinawa after the armistice. Upon returning home he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in English from Indiana University. He had also begun work towards a PhD program at the University of Michigan, though he never completed the degree. David and Virginia met while both were students at the University of Kansas, and were married in 1951. Soon afterwards, the newlyweds set off to Europe. They bought a couple of used bicycles, and for six months toured the continent, staying at hostels along the way. It was soon after the war, and they met friendly people everywhere, and never lacked for food. After these months in Europe with Virginia, low on funds, David worked briefly with a construction crew in Morocco prior to returning home. David had taught English while earning his Master’s degree, and in 1960 was hired as an instructor at Wellesley College, where he taught English and American literature until 1962. Notwithstanding his considerable linguistic gifts, David was already becoming interested in the new and still primitive technology of computing, and he soon changed his professional course, taking a job as a technical writer, first at the Grason-Stadler audiotronics corporation, and then moving to join the Digital Equipment Corporation in Marlborough. He remained with DEC until 1985, when he decided to join friends at a multiprocessor start-up company in Wellesley called Encore Computer. His command of the English language allowed him to make valuable contributions to advancing these pioneering technology companies while pursuing his own inventions in a series of increasingly well-equipped basement laboratories. The Fanger family had settled in Sherborn in 1971. Virginia, an architect, had designed a home for the family which she and David built from the ground up, performing much of the manual labor as well as design work. David’s personal interests in electronics eventually led him to create a variety of innovative electronic inventions including high-performance microphone prototypes that he designed, built and tested in his basement workshops. David had other creative interests as well. He liked music and enjoyed recording performances of his musician friends with the equipment he built. He was also an accomplished amateur photographer, interested in images of nature and landscape subjects, and in the course of pursuing this hobby David invented a new darkroom printing technique as well as experimenting with digital image processing in later years. David had an excellent reading knowledge of French, and one lifelong ambition was realized after his 1991retirement with a late return to France, where he spent six weeks studying at the American University in Paris, immersing himself in the French language perfecting his ear and his idiom. After this, he taught himself Spanish. He and Virginia traveled frequently after Virginia’s retirement, and he enjoyed practicing his Spanish on native speakers in Peru, Ecuador, and Spain. The couple also traveled to Alaska and Australia, with David capturing many dynamic images of the places they visited. David is survived by his wife Virginia Doan Fanger and their children, a son, Daniel Fanger and daughter-in-law Leslie Dale Fanger of Princeton, MA; a daughter, Claire Fanger and son-in-law Paul Coyne, currently of Houston, TX; his two grandchildren, Julian and Rachel Coyne, currently of Montreal, Quebec and Oakville Ontario, respectively; and his sister, Mary Honomichl, also of Houston. A private memorial gathering is planned. Friends wishing to attend please contact Dan Fanger at (978) 333-4046 for date/location. Donations may be made in David’s memory to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, 209 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. http://www.natickvna.org/


Madeline L. Wheet 4/1/2014 Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Natick, MA / Melrose, MA / Oxford, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Madeline L. (Warren) Wheet, age 94, a former Wellesley resident, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Carlyle House in Framingham, her home for the past seven years. She was the devoted wife of William E. Wheet who died in 1996. Born and raised in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Alice M. (Noonan) Warren. Madeline was a 1938 graduate of Framingham High School and worked several jobs during World War II. She and Bill married on December 1, 1945. Madeline and Bill settled in Wellesley in 1950, where Madeline created a warm and loving home for their growing family. The family was active parishioners of Saint James the Great Church, and enjoyed getaways to Wells, Maine. Madeline was employed with RCA as a quality control inspector in Needham during the 1960s and in 1970 joined the Bose Corporation as an inspector. She retired in 1991. Madeline and Bill were devoted to their family and enjoyed nothing more than being in the company of their children and grandchildren. Madeline lived briefly in Marstons Mills prior to moving to Carlyle House. She was thrilled to live to see her four great-grandchildren and played Bingo faithfully until this past week. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Potter and husband Gary of Oxford, and Cynthia A. Maressa and husband Mauro of Valencia, CA; two sons, John R. Wheet and wife Martha of Orleans, and Edward J. Wheet of Melrose; three sisters, Katherine “Kay” Vine of Natick, Ada Simonetta of Framingham, and Natalie Talon of Bangor, ME; four grandchildren, Andreanna, Jeanne, Gary Jr., and Kathleen; four great-grandchildren, Reese, Mateo, Nikita, and Damon; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Kenneth Warren, Helen Jones, Francis Warren, Bernice McMahon, and Irene Chapman. Her funeral service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, April 5th at 12noon. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in Madeline’s memory to Brookhaven Hospice, 6 Beech Street, Framingham, MA 01702, or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01702.


Jennie I. (Wadiak) Crane 3/27/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Bellingham, MA / Medfield, MA

Jennie I. (Wadiak) Crane of Natick died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was eighty-seven years old. Born in Carteret, New Jersey, she was one of nine loving children of the late Michael & Josephine Wadiak. A Natick resident since 1958, she was a faithful member of St. Linus Church of Natick for over fifty years. Mrs. Crane worked as a bookkeeper with International Power Sources of Ashland for many years, enjoyed skiing, sewing, shopping, yoga, oil painting and playing poker on Fridays at the Framingham Senior Center. Jennie was the former wife of the late Charles W. Crane, the loving mother of Karen Crane of Eliot, Maine, Alan Crane & his wife Kelly of Framingham, Laurette Crane & her significant other John Bradford of Warwick, MA & the late Warren Crane. Cherished grandmother of Julie A. McWilliams & her husband Kevin of Bellingham & doting great grandmother of Tyler, Casey Rose & Logan McWilliams. Caring sister of Edward Wadiak & his wife Sunnee of Toms River, NJ, Anne Zaremski & her late husband John also of Toms River, NJ, Eugene Wadiak & his wife Arline of New Holland, PA & the late Mary Steigel, Joseph, Michael, Helen & Elizabeth Wadiak. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friend Fariborz Shahzamani of Natick. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, March 31st at 8:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in Jennie’s beloved St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 9:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00-8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jennie’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl West 6th Fl. Brookline, MA 02445. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Irene Fairbanks (Goddard) Plumley 3/22/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Irene Fairbanks (Goddard) Plumley, died peacefully at her residence in Framingham on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born in Athol on February 10, 1920 the daughter of the late Elmer J. Goddard and Mabel L. (Fairbanks) Goddard. Irene was the beloved wife for 72 years of the late Edward Anson Plumley who died on December 5, 2012. She is survived by her devoted children Susan Walker Cheyne of Bellingham, Carolyn Gross and her husband David of Eugene, OR and E. Steven Plumley and his wife Jane of Enfield, N.H. She had nine grandchildren; Deborah Wilson, Christine Forrett, Amy Walker, Sarah Gross, MLE Gross, Katie Stewart, Holly West, David and Douglas Plumley. She also had five great-grandchildren; Samantha and Rachel Wilson, Jessica and Rebecca Forrett and Anson West. She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Masi and her son-in-law Sandy Cheyne. Irene was a graduate of Athol High School and attended Jackson College (Tufts) where she met her future husband, Ed. In her later years, she returned to school and became a social worker and worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was a member of the Rainbow Girls and the Order of the Eastern Star. Irene was an active member of the Celebration International Church of Wayland and an avid gardener. She was devoted to her family and her faith and enjoyed writing notes of encouragement to friends and family. Irene and Ed enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Alaska, Canada, Egypt and Jerusalem. They lived in Guam for two years while Ed served in the United States Navy during the Korean Crisis. She will be greatly missed by all of the lives that she touched. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Celebration International Church, 6 Loker Street, Wayland. Private family interment will be held at the Plumley family lot in Wadsworth Cemetery in Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Irene’s memory may be sent to the Celebration International Church, 6 Loker Street, Wayland, MA 01778. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


Brian H. O'Reilly 3/16/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Lynn, MA

NATICK: Brian Hugh O’Reilly, age 53, a lifelong Natick resident, died after a brief illness on Sunday morning, March 16, 2014, at the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick. He was the devoted husband of Debra L. (Shagoury) O’Reilly. Born in Natick on July 30, 1960, he was a son of Hugh and Patricia (Heary) O’Reilly. Brian was a 1978 graduate of Natick High School and had worked with his Dad at Hugh O’Reilly’s Brake and Truck Parts in Framingham for several years. For over the past thirty years, he has been an integral part of the sales staff at NAPA Auto Parts - Towne Auto Parts on Route 9 in Natick. Brian was an outgoing and caring man, often taking other’s needs to heart and putting them before his own. His ready smile could brighten any room and his sense of humor and quick wit shone through in any situation. Brian had his own style, was a very loyal friend, and adored his family. He had told his daughter more than once that his obituary would only need to say: “Born in Natick, died in Natick.” Natick will miss him. He is survived by Debra; their daughter, Susan L. O’Reilly, NHS Class of 2015; his parents, Hugh and Patricia, currently of Framingham; four sisters, Ann O’Reilly of Cumberland, RI, Denise O’Reilly of Lynn, Deirdre O’Reilly-Heaton and her husband Paul of Webster, and Dawn Riley of Monson; his brother, David O’Reilly of Framingham; a sister-in-law, Pamela Ryan and her husband Kevin of Medway; a brother-in-law, Robert Shagoury, also of Medway; and many loving nieces, nephews, and grandnieces. His funeral will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, March 22nd at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday 4 – 7p.m. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Susan L. O’Reilly support trust fund, C/O Middlesex Savings Bank, 6 Main Street, Natick, MA 01760.


Leonard A. Goldman 3/15/2014 Winchester, MA / Woburn, MA / Framingham, MA

Leonard A. Goldman, “Lenny” – 74, resident of Framingham, passed away March 15, 2014 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of Linda, and son of Ira and Beatrice Goldman of Rochester, NY. Len was a Communications major at Ithaca College. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Korea, where he was a radio announcer for AFKN, later becoming a disc jockey in Rochester and Syracuse, NY. His successful career took the family to New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. Framingham was “home” for over 45 years. Len was Sales Manager for WBZ-TV, and then WNEV-TV, and later helping to pioneer the start-up of New England Cable News (NECN). He served as a former member and president of New England Broadcasting Association (NEBA), a member of the Advertising Club of Greater Boston, and served on the Board of Directors of the MetroWest YMCA, the Framingham Youth Counsel, and the Shriner’s Burn Institute. Len is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda (Vaughn), of Framingham, his daughters, Tracey Goldman Stack of Alpharetta, GA; Karen Rice and husband Michael, of Woburn; and four grandchildren; Madison, Nicholas, Kellen and Megan. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Silverberg and husband Michael of NYC, nephew Daniel Silverberg and wife Rande. He was pre-deceased by his nephew Mark Silverberg. Len is further survived by his brother-in-laws Wayne Vaughn and wife Mary, Brian Vaughn and wife Betty, and their two sons, Jason Vaughn and wife Elise, and Matthew Vaughn. A private memorial will take place. Donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org/donate/other-ways-to-give/donate-by-mail.html


Xavier Ruben Estrella 3/14/2014 Framingham, MA / Milford, MA / Northborough, MA

Xavier Ruben Estrella, age 2, of Northborough, a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin, died by accident early Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014. His service will be held in the Church of the Nazarene, 115 Edgebrook Road, Framingham, on Monday, March 17th at 7:30p.m. Burial will be at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, Framingham, on Tuesday at 10:00a.m.


Rosemary (Graham) Michaels 3/12/2014 Natick, MA / FRamingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Holliston, MA / Franklin, MA

Rosemary (Graham) Michaels of Natick passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was ninety years old. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on July 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edmund & Annie (Matthews) Graham. Raised in Lowell and a 1941 graduate of Lowell High School, she entered the United States Navy and served our country proudly as a Navy Nurse during WWII. She then worked as a Registered Nurse at the Leonard Morse Hospital of Natick for many years. Rosemary loved her family, helped watch all of her grandkids while their parents worked, attended all of their sporting events and was known to all as “Grammy”. She enjoyed get togethers with her family members from Lowell, dancing, talking and playing cards with friends and relatives. Mrs. Michaels was the devoted wife of the late Augustine J. Michaels with whom they shared forty-eight years of marriage. Loving mother of Brad A. Michaels & his wife Eve of Franklin, Mark J. Michaels & his wife Patricia of Holliston, Frank E. Michaels & his wife Kathy of Apalachin, NY & Patricia M. McElaney & her husband Michael of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Katie, Richard, Tim, Ryan, Christina, Cal, AJ, John, Annie & Robin. Caring sister of the late Nannie, Sonny, John, Bobby, Dickie, Frank & Ken. Sister-in-law of Anne Sueltenfuss & her late husband Joseph of Wakefield. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, March 18th at 11:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4:00-7:00PM. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rosemary’s memory may be made to Homes for our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780. For directions or to send Rosemary’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


James P. Keating 3/11/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

James P. Keating of Natick passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center of Natick. He was ninety-six years old. Born in Natick on May 14, 1917, he was the son of the late Maurice & Jane (Casey) Keating. A 1934 graduate of Natick High School where he lettered in hockey, football & baseball, he continued his education at the College of the Holy Cross. Mr. Keating enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and served our country proudly and honorably during WWII as a bombardier and was a prisoner of war for one year. He began his career in insurance with the Craig Insurance Agency and in 1969, Fair & Yeager Insurance of Natick acquired the company and James joined Fair & Yeager at that time. He became the Vice President of Client Services and held that position until he retired at the age of 92. A true gentleman and all around good guy, he was one of the first season ticket holders of the New England Patriots. James was the caring brother of the late Joseph P. Keating & his late wife Mary & the late Mary Beksha & her late husband John. Loving Uncle of Anne Coveney, Ellen Cunniff, Kathleen Farley, Joan Wheeler, Martha Lydon & their spouses. Also survived by several cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces & nephews and his caregiver Karen Miscia of Natick. Relatives & friends may call upon the family on Saturday, March 15th from 9:00-11:00AM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30AM in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. The family would like to thank the staff of the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center for their attentive & devoted care of James. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Ann Morse Employee’s Fund c/o Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 45 Union St., Natick, MA 01760 or to Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Lillian (Fair) Colford 3/10/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / S. Yarmouth, MA / Wellesley, MA

LILLIAN FAIR COLFORD of Yarmouth, MA, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, just 2 months short of her 100th birthday. She was born in South Natick, the first child of Alice Hall and William Fair. She and her husband, Charles D. Colford, raised their family in Natick, and after his death in 1980, Lillian moved to Cape Cod where she pursued her interest in antiques, becoming a well-known and respected antiques dealer. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, James Fair, and sisters, Virginia Walsh Kawana and Jeanne McGrail. Lillian is survived by her children, Carol and her husband, Ed McGuire, of Yarmouth, and Barbara and her husband, Charles Drew, of Falmouth, ME; her grandchildren, Josh McGuire, Anne McGuire, Jennifer Drew Bucklin (Patrick), Sarah Drew Engle (Scott) and Chad Drew (Kristin); her great-grandchildren, Will, Katie, Zak, Adam, Cole, Charlie and Daniella; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Lillian will be especially remembered for her humor, her positive attitude and for the unwavering support she constantly provided to her family, to her friends, and to the Boston Red Sox! Lillian’s family will always be grateful for the wonderful care she received over the last 8 months at Brookside Assisted Living and Cape Regency Nursing Home in Centerville, and for the hospice and palliative care provided by Hope Health, and would respectfully request that in lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian’s memory be made to Hope Health, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. Visiting hours will be from 9:00a.m. -10:30a.m. on Friday, March 14th at the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick, and interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. For further information please visit www.everettfuneral.com.


Evelyn S. (Slocum) Jones 3/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Sherborn, MA

Evelyn S. (Slocum) Jones of Shrewsbury, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester at the age of eighty-nine. Born in Oriskany Falls, New York, she was the daughter of the late Duane & Minnie (Roberts) Slocum. After living in New York most of her life, she was a resident of Shrewsbury for the last thirteen years. Evelyn was the devoted wife of the late Roger M. Jones and enjoyed being a homemaker to their children. She was the loving mother of Pamela E. Jones of Framingham, Deborah A. Friscino & her husband Dominic of Natick & the late Suzette Roglyn Jones. Cherished grandmother of James Friscino & his wife Kristine of Sherborn & Elizabeth Friscino of Natick. Great grandmother of Lucy & Benjamin. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick. To send Evelyn’s family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Harry W. Sorensen 3/3/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Acton, MA / Wellesley, MA / Boston, MA / Waltham, MA

Harry W. Sorensen of Natick died on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. He was eighty-nine years old. Born on December 4, 1924 in Arlington, Massachusetts, a son of the late Harry C. & Marion (Woodard) Sorensen, he was raised in Lincoln and Lexington, Massachusetts. A 1943 graduate of Lexington High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly for eight years during WWII and the Korean War as a radio man first class. Harry married Jacqueline M. (Goddard) Sorensen, the love of his life and after living three years in Washington, D.C, they settled in Natick and made Natick their home for almost sixty-eight years. Mr. Sorensen worked as a supervisor with General Motors in Framingham for many years and enjoyed gardening, growing his prized tomatoes and summer squash, saltwater fishing, humming birds, nature and ping pong. He was a long time member of the Longfellow Health Club and in 1967 ran the Boston Marathon. Along with his wife Jacqueline of sixty-eight years, he was the loving father of Nancy Jeanne Christen of Natick. He was the cherished grandfather of Heidi Jacqueline Christen of Boston. Caring brother of Myrtle J. DeMao & her late husband Sam of Cape Cod, Marjorie Snyer & her late husband Harry of Acton, Dorothy Marquis & her late husband Lucein of Waltham, Edward Sorensen & his wife Roberta of Florida & the late Warren Sorensen. Also survived by many cousins and close friends. The Sorensen & Christen Families would like to thank all of Harry’s wonderful neighbors who have been so kind over the years. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, March 8th at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4:00-8:00PM. Memorial contributions in Harry’s memory may be made to the Natick Veterans Office c/o Paul Carew, 117 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Francis Joseph Montagna 3/3/2014 Natick, MA / Ashland, MA / Bellingham, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Francis Joseph Montagna, age 76, a lifelong resident of Natick, died on Tuesday afternoon, March 3, 2014, at the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick after a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Eleanor M. (Bater) Montagna for 46 years. Born on April 13, 1937, he was a son of the late Sylvestro and Egidia (DeFillippi) Montagna. Fran started working with his Dad at the W.J. Hamilton Drilling and Blasting Company of Wellesley while in his teens. He became employed full time with the company immediately after his graduating from Natick High School with the Class of 1955. He was the father of two by an earlier marriage, Andrea Montagna Willis and Joseph Montagna. Fran and Ellie married in 1968 and made a home in Natick to raise a family. In 1971, the same year they welcomed a son, Fran started work with P.J. Maffei Building Wrecking Company in Ashland. He spent the next 25 years specializing in demolition and asbestos removal. After his retirement, Fran worked with Carpentry Shop at Newton-Wellesley Hospital until his 70th birthday. The Montagna’s enjoyed vacationing in Maine for many years, most often in the York-Wells area. Fran followed area sports teams, did a lot of reading and more recently, joined Ellie in watching their grandson during the day. He is survived by Ellie; their son, Michael Montagna of Natick; a daughter, Gina M. Montagna and her partner Will Creighton of Framingham; a grandson, Shane Creighton; a sister, Eva Tota and husband Stephen of Bellingham; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Montagna of Ashland. His bother Robert, with whom he worked for many years, predeceased him. Relatives and friends may visit with the Montagna Family at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Wednesday, March 12th from 4 – 7p.m. There will be no public funeral service. In lieu of flowers, Fran’s family asks that you donate to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA02451 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Thomas James Karl Hoyland 2/26/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Thomas James Karl Hoyland “Tom,Tommy", age 45, of Natick Massachusetts entered into eternal rest , with his loving wife by his side in Beth Israel Hospital on February 26th after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on July twenty-fourth 1969. His parents were Maryann Walsh and Raymond Hoyland. He was a graduate of the Fryeburg Academy in Maine. He was married to Josemeire Hoyland in 1993. He was a mortage broker for many years and went in to buying, rehabbing and selling properties. In 2009 Tom moved with his family to Brazil where he owned an american style restaurant and pizzaria called “Gringo’s” and moved back to the United States in 2011. He had quite an affinity for nature and camping and was a very pensive and curious individual. He loved spending time with his family, cooking as well as socializing and talking to people. He bonded with many people who enjoyed his charismatic and humorous personality, as well as his support and wisdom. His generosity and kindness will be remembered by those he loved as well as those who loved him. He was a faithful member of The Bridge Metrowest church in Natick. He adored his family and friends, and through them he will live on. He is survived by his wife Josemeire Martins Hoyland from Brazil and his two daughters Olivia Martins Hoyland (17) and Isabella Lois Martins Hoyland (7), his parents Raymond Hoyland (Harwich), Mary Ann Walsh (W. Yarmouth). His grand-parents (mothers side) Allan James Brown and Lois Brown from Natick, his uncles Jimmy Brown (Natick) and William Brown (Holliston) . Also by his grandmother Maria Hoyland (Wellesley) , Aunt Erica Webster, uncle Rhine Hoyland and aunt Ingrid Clark from his father’s side. A memorial Service will take place in the near future at the Bridge Metrowest Church in Natick, Ma


Alyse E. (Olsen) Ferguson 2/22/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Medway, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Alyse E. (Olsen) Ferguson of Hopkinton, formerly of Natick, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Boston. She was sixty-two years old. Raised in Natick, she graduated from Marian High School, class of 1969. She continued her education with evening classes at Boston College and graduated first in her class, summa cum laude with a degree in accounting. She worked for over twenty years as an accountant with Data General Corp. of Westborough and Genzyme of Cambridge for five years. She was most recently the supervisor of the after school program with SMOC of Framingham, a job she truly loved. Alyse was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, word games, shopping and her beloved dog Casey. She was the loving daughter of Alice E. (Baker) Olsen of Natick & the late John L. Olsen. Devoted mother of Patrick J. Canastar, Jr. of Hopkinton. Long time wife of Donald F. Ferguson of Brighton and former wife of Patrick J. Canastar of Milford. Caring sister of Valerie Collins & her husband Jim of AZ, Laureen Fisher & her husband Jim of Natick, John Olsen & his wife Patty of Maine, Cheryl Ebeling & her husband Al of Framingham, Pamela Whitelaw & her husband Patrick of Marlboro, Kenneth Olsen & his wife Jacqui of Medway, Lawrence Olsen of Maine, Erik Olsen & his wife Tracey of S. Grafton, Leigh Olsen of Natick, Jennifer Gerard & her husband Brian of Medway & Marc Olsen & his wife Nicole of W. Boylston. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. Funeral from John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. at Natick Common on Friday, February 28th 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 Thursday from 4:00-7:00PM. Interment is private. Memorial contributions in Alyse’s memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Donald W. "Don" Vickery 2/19/2014 Natick, MA / Medford, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Holliston, MA

Donald W. Vickery, 90, of Natick died on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center (Leonard Morse Hospital) of Natick. Born in Hingham on September 29, 1923, he was raised in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Beloved husband of Catherine P. (Schumb) Doucette of Medford & Natick & brother of the late Doris Doyle of Weymouth & her late husband Fred. Donald leaves a son, three daughters, grandchildren, two nephews, four stepchildren and their children. Brother-in-law of Annamae Conserva & her husband Ralph of Tewksbury, Joann Schumb of N. Reading & her late husband Charles, the late Virginia Richardson & her late husband Charles, the late Charlotte Fortin & her husband Robert of Holliston, as well as the caring staff of Elliot Healthcare Center of Natick. A WWII U.S. Army Veteran who served well in the European Theater & a member of the Natick Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. After his retirement as a counselor from the U.S. Postal Service, he worked for JFK Transportation of Natick. Don made his home in Natick in 1977, was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, a great fan of Natick High Sports, having been a youthful athlete himself. Don was a fifty-year friend of Bill W. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common, Monday, February 24th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, February23rd from 2:00-4:00PM in the funeral home. Contributions in Don’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Frederick Raymond Vitali 2/15/2014 natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Frederick Raymond Vitali, 88, a long-time resident of both Framingham and Natick, passed away February 15, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Aldo and Dora (Tognacci) Vitali. He is survived by his loving wife Mary A. (Pelullo) of 63 years. He was the beloved father of three children, Fred and his wife Martha of Holliston, Michael and his wife Nanette of Ashland, and Andrea (Upham) and her husband Chuck of Ashland, and beloved “Nonno” to six grandchildren, Victoria Vitali of Holliston, Dylan, Nicole and Marisa Vitali of Ashland, and Lauren and Travis Upham of Ashland. He is the brother of Irene Wachowicz of No. Providence, RI, Diana Carey of Framingham, and the late Norma Hutton of Framingham. He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and dear friends. Fred grew up in the Coburnville section of Framingham and was a graduate of Framingham High School and Becker College and also attended Northeastern University. Immediately after graduating high school he joined the Army and served in WW II from 1943 to 1946. As a member of the 106th infantry he was deployed to the European Theatre and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Fred began his career as an Accountant at General Motors in Framingham. From GM he moved to Raytheon Company where he spent the remainder of his professional career as Contracts Manager of the Missile Systems Division. He was blessed with a wonderful staff, colleagues and friends with whom he worked until his retirement from Raytheon in 1987. Fred loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He was abundantly proud of his Italian heritage and loved all things Italian. Well known for his quick wit and lively personality, he was called upon to be the master of ceremonies for many a social gatherings. He enjoyed extensive international travel over the years for both business and pleasure. In his early retirement years he especially loved golfing, relaxing by the pool, Foxwoods excursions with his wife and visiting with old friends at The Columbus Club in Framingham, where Keno was an afternoon ritual. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, February 20th at 9:00 AM from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church in Natick at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours in the funeral home are Wednesday, February 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702.


Melissa J. Willey 2/14/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Oxford, MA / Wellesley, MA / Medfield, MA

Melissa J. Willey of Oxford, formerly of Natick, died on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at St. Vincent's Hospital of Worcester. She was forty-five years old. Devoted mother of Grace A. Manning. Partner of Steven R. Manning of Natick. Loving daughter of Priscilla M. (Myer) McKeith & her husband David of Maine & the late David F. Willey. Caring sister of Martha E. Mickeriz & her husband Stephen of Shapleigh, Maine, Lawrence E. Willey & his wife Son of York, Maine & Christopher D. Willey of Wells, Maine. Also survived by many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Melissa enjoyed photography, the ocean, and spending time with her many friends. She will be greatly missed! Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral service in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Natick on Wednesday, February 19th at 10:30AM. Contributions in Melissa's memory may be made to gofundme.com. The Grace Manning Trust. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Elizabeth Mary Clare Schickel 2/12/2014 Natick, MA / Watertown, MA / Medfield, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Elizabeth Mary Clare Schickel, 15, of Natick, MA, a beautiful girl filled with God's love and grace, died of brain cancer on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in the loving embrace of her mother, father, sisters, and brother. She is the precious daughter of Abraham J. and Kathleen Adams, she is the adored sister of Elysha K., Benedict J., Hannah M., Catherine P., Therese B., and Maria A. Schickel. She is the cherished granddaughter of Patricia F. Tradd and her husband Ronald, of Swampscott, MA and Paul T. Adams and his wife, Sally, of Manchester, NH, and the deceased Norbert H. Schickel, Jr. and Marion Cockrell Schickel of Dryden, NY. She is also survived by many wonderful and loving aunts and uncles and 58 cousins. She was loved in a special way by her dear Aunt Mary Fournier and her nurse, Liz Mobassaleh. Elizabeth, known for her perpetual smile, lived a prayerful life with a remarkable sense of purpose and generosity, repeating "I love you" again and again even when she could barely speak. She was a natural and relentless athlete, loved by her teammates and coaches and respected by her opponents for her speed, skill, and sportsmanship. She was an artist, a writer, and a voracious reader. She loved singing with her sisters, running, swimming, canoeing, bike riding, and was a summertime explorer. Elizabeth, known as “Skinny” by many, was a girl full of life, devoted to her Catholic faith, her family, and her beloved Montrose School. She will be dearly missed by all who were touched by the beauty and enormousness of her life. Visiting hours will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick, Monday, February 17th from 3:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will also be held in St. Patrick’s Church on Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, 180 Pond St., Natick. A luncheon will follow at 2:00PM at the Montrose School, Medfield, MA. Relatives & Friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to the Elizabeth Mary Clare Schickel Scholarship c/o Montrose School, 29 North St., Medfield, MA 02052. For directions and to offer condolences to the family please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Henry W. Bartzak 2/10/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Henry Walter Bartzak, 86, passed away on Feb. 10, 2014 from liver cancer at the Wayland Nursing & Rehab. Center with hospice services. Henry was born at home in Newton in 1927, the son of the late Wladyslaw & Josephine (Rodak) Bartzak. He graduated from Newton High School in 1945 and played farm league baseball in the late 1940’s. Henry was a Master Plumber, earning his master’s license in 1968. Henry worked for various plumbing firms, owned his own plumbing business in the 1970’s, and retired as the head of the Plumbing Shop at Wellesley College in 1992. Henry often said that plumbers protect the health of the nation. Henry is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Travis) Bartzak of Millis, MA, daughter Patricia Bartzak, granddaughter, Madeleine Bartzak, and son-in-law, Robert Boudrie, his dog buddies, Simon and Albert, all of Natick and stepson, Richard Dyro & his wife Peggy of Bedford, MA. Henry is also survived by his brother, Joseph Bartzak of Newton and several nieces. Henry was pre-deceased by siblings Charles, Sabina & Edward Bartzak. Henry’s memorial service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 990 LaGrange St., W. Roxbury, MA. This dark night shall end and the sun will rise again. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Beverly H. (Kenny) Callahan 2/10/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Sudbury, MA

Beverly H. (Kenny) Callahan of Natick passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. She was eighty-eight years old. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 6, 1925, a daughter of the late John C. & Olive (Casino) Kenny. She was raised in Palmer, Massachusetts and a 1942 graduate of Palmer High School. Beverly continued her education at the University of Connecticut and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1946. In the early 1950s she worked for the C.I.A. in Washington D. C. She married in 1956 and was the wife of the late Lawrence J. Callahan who passed away in 1981. They shared twenty-five years of marriage. In 1966 Mrs. Callahan went back to work as a teacher in the Newark Central School District in Newark, New York. She taught the second and third grades for the next twenty years, retiring in 1986. Following a move to Natick after her retirement, she continued to work part-time for Macy’s and Jordan Marsh from 1986-2006. She was passionate about politics and animals especially her Beagle “Molly.” She was a faithful member of St. Linus and St. Patrick Churches, both in Natick and an avid New England Patriots Fan. Beverly was the loving mother of Joan M. Serio & her husband Robert of Hudson & COL (Ret.) William J. Callahan of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Samantha C. Serio & Brianna M. Serio. Caring sister of June O’Brien of Sudbury & the late John Kenny & Loretta Leslie. Loving aunt of John Kenny of NY, David Kenny of Wilbraham, MA, John O’Brien of Sudbury, Robert O’Brien, Jr. of Maynard & Candace O’Brien of Waltham, as well as eight nieces and five nephews from her late husband’s family. Cousin of Gerry & Joseph Slowick of Palmer. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 11:30AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 14th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to B.O.N.E.S. (Beagles of New England States) P.O. Box 1510, New Boston, NH 03070. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Florence R. Manucci 2/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wayland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Florence R. Manucci of Ashland passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. She was eighty-four years old. Daughter of the late John & Angelena (Chimino) Manucci, she was raised in Natick and a 1946 graduate of Natick High School. Florence worked for housekeeping at the Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for thirty-three years and was the wife of the late Henry M. Tuttle. She was the loving mother of Ronald H. Manucci & his wife Mary of Winthrop, Robert E. Manucci & his wife Florence of Ashland, Richard M. Manucci & his wife Veronica of Ashland & Rhonda A. Lever & her husband Jeremy, also of Ashland. Cherished grandmother of Cheryl, Robert, Angelena, Ronald, William, Sarah & Sean. Great grandmother of Anthony, Nicholas & Alex. Sister of the late Carl, Frank & John Manucci, Susan Demeret & Edith Greenwood. Visiting hours in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral Service in the funeral home on Thursday, February 13th at 11:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Florence’s memory may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034 or American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Elena L. (Marsolini) Bibo 2/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Wayland, MA / Millis, MA

Elena L. (Marsolini) Bibo of Natick passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick surrounded by her loving family and the caring staff of Mary Ann Morse. She was ninety-four years old. Devoted wife of the late Anthony J. Bibo with whom they shared forty-five years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Paula L. Moran & her husband John of Natick, Thomas C. Bibo & his wife Deborah of Millis, Peter J. Bibo & his wife Janet of Natick & the late Stephen L. Bibo & his wife Deborah of Framingham & the late Jacqueline Bibo. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Maggie, Michael, David, Paul, Ryan & Jake. Caring Aunt of Regina Marsolini of W. Roxbury and a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick. Elena loved her family, taking care of her children, grandchildren, cooking Sunday dinners, Florida and dancing. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, February 14th from 4:00-7:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick on Saturday, February 15th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elena’s memory may be made to the Mary Ann Morse Residents Fund, 45 Union St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Jordan C. Mesner 2/8/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

Jordan C. Mesner of Natick died on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. He was only twenty-four years old. Loving son of Amiel & Stephanie (Ruta) Mesner of Natick. Father of Noah M. Mesner, brother of Sivan Mesner of Vermont. Caring boyfriend of Kelsey Dunne of Natick. Funeral Service in the Allin Church, 683 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 on Friday, Feb. 14th at 11:00AM. Family will greet relatives & friends at 10:00AM. To send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Michael F. McDaniel, Jr. 2/4/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

Michael F. McDaniel, Jr. of Natick died tragically February 4, 2014. He was forty-eight years old. Born and raised in Natick, Mike was a 1983 graduate of Natick High School. He worked for the Town of Natick’s Water Department for twenty-six years and loved his job. He was a devoted family man, loved the outdoors, fishing, working in his garden, doing projects, playing sports and bike riding with his daughter Caroline. He was a lifelong resident of Natick and a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick. Mike was the devoted husband of Kathleen M. (McIver) McDaniel with whom they shared almost twelve years of marriage and he was the loving father of Caroline G. McDaniel, both of Natick. Cherished son of Donna M. (Doll) McDaniel of Natick and the late Michael F. “Pal” McDaniel, Sr. Caring brother of Kimberly A. (McDaniel) Benitich & her husband Efrain of Bellingham. Son-in-law of Donald & Elvara McIver of Natick. Brother-in-law of Maureen McIver of Falmouth, James McIver & his wife Marthanne of Natick & Susan Kiggen & her husband Joseph, also of Natick. Uncle of Sarina, Efrain, Jr., Katie, Lauren, Abby & Sarah. Nephew of William A. McDaniel, Jr. & his wife Karen of Needham, James McDaniel of Holbrook, Elizabeth Robbio of Wellesley, Margaret Gerace of Natick, Mary DeCristofaro & her husband Charles of Weld, Maine, Rose Marie Fosberg & her husband Charles of Natick, Jeanette Hansford & her husband Robert of Wellesley, Pamela Lougee of Framingham, Beverly Doll of Natick & the late Anne McDaniel. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 9:00AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours Sunday from 2:00-6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions, obituary or to send Mike’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Marguerite G. (Kane) Hill 2/4/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA / Dover, MA

Marguerite G. (Kane) Hill 89 of Natick died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at St Patrick Manor in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Oliver Bryant “O.B.” Hill who died in 2005. Born in Natick and a lifelong resident ,she was the daughter of the late George and Lena (Walker) Kane. A caring, loving, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Rite graciously welcomed all who passed through her door, particularly those who made her home their own. Her favorite moments were those spent with her family, extended family and friends. Rite enjoyed time spent summering on Lake Winnipesaukee.She and O.B. traveled extensively in their motorhome making many memories and friends along the way. Her gentle nature and kind spirit will be missed by all. She is survived by six children, Oliver Bryant Hill Jr. and his wife Marianna of Natick, Christopher B Hill and his wife Lizette of Wayland, Jennifer B. Grandoni and her husband Richard of Natick, Andrew W Hill and his wife Cornelia of Framingham, Daria E Tucker and her husband Michael of Wayland, Sheena M Janse and her husband Philip of Charleston, SC, one sister, Nancy Christie and her husband Charles of Dover, brother in-law John Hill and his wife Cynthia of Yarmouthport, sisters in law Janet Kane of Scituate , Barbara Kane of Attleboro, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Donald Kane, Richard Kane, and George Kane. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday at 8:00 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 Linus Church at 9:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant Street Watertown MA 02472 or to St Patrick Manor 863 Central Street Framingham MA 01701. For directions and to send the Hill family online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Richard L. Elwell 2/2/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Sherborn, MA / Wellesley, MA

Richard L. Elwell 78, of Sherborn passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of Marie T. (Salvi) Elwell sharing 51 years of marriage. A Sherborn resident for 39 years he was born in Weymouth the son of the late Richard L. and Marie (Herman) Elwell. Dick was a businessman and innovative entrepreneur in the packaging industry for 39 years, and owner of Bret Packaging of Needham. Dick retired in 2007 but his trait lived on through his sons own packaging company. He enjoyed boating, coin and stamp collecting and was a longtime Red Sox and Patriots fan. Dick attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He would tell anyone that his greatest achievement in life was the love of his wife and children. In addition to his wife he is survived by four children Janene M. Goudreault and her husband David of Sherborn, Richard A. Elwell and his wife Mindy of Buckeye Arizona, Scott M. Elwell of Framingham, Todd D. Elwell and his wife Brenda of Holliston, one twin sister Carolyn Vining of Weymouth, 7 grandchildren Jessica, Jeffery, Jacqueline, and Johnny Goudreault, Richard, Angela and Dominic Elwell, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common followed by a Christian Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St Theresa Parish in Sherborn. Visiting hours in the Funeral Home are Thursday February 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of your choice in Dick Elwell’s memory. For directions and to send the Elwell family online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Rose J. (Greenwood) Burns 1/31/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Rose J. “Dot” Burns, age 93, died peacefully at her Framingham home on Friday night, January 31, 2014, surrounded by three generations of family. She was the devoted wife of the late Charles “Gil” Burns for 66 years. Born in Newburyport, raised and educated in Providence, Dot was the daughter of the late Alfred and Pearl (Millman) Greenwood. She and Gil were married in 1940, and made Natick their home for many years prior to settling in Framingham in 1959. Dot very much enjoyed her home, yard, and beautiful gardens, creating a warm and loving environment to share with four generations of family. She also loved music, nature and the companionship of many dogs over the years. An avid reader, Dot kept up-to-date on all current events and was the family “go-to” person for information ranging from recent Patriots’ scores to world news. After working for several years at Filene’s (Wellesley), Dot was employed as a bookkeeper at Raider Furniture (Natick). In addition, she assisted with her husband’s business, Burns Auto Electric (Natick), doing billing and other administrative tasks. She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla “Penny” Falkum and husband Robert of Framingham, with whom Dot made her home. She also leaves behind a grandson, Charles “Jeff” Slick and wife Marjorie of TX; a granddaughter, Amanda Fargiano and husband Chris of Hopkinton; and six great-grandchildren: Emilee, Max, Matthew, and Sean Slick, and Benjamin and Timothy Fargiano. A Memorial Celebration will be held in Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street Southborough, on Saturday, February 8th at 3PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. The burial will be private at a later date. Donations may be made in Dot’s memory to Friends of Families in Transition, 98 Meadow Rd, Northboro MA 01532. Friends of FIT provides support for homeless families in temporary hotel shelters in Metrowest Massachusetts. For the guest book and additional information please visit www.everettfuneral.com.


Neil C. Carter 1/26/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Welesley, MA / Southboro, MA / Hudson, MA / Millvile, MA

Neil C. Carter of Natick died on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was eighty-nine years old. Born in Lebanon, Missouri, son of the late Joseph & Vernys Carter, he was a 1943 graduate of Lebanon High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly during World War II. Mr. Carter was employed as an Electrical Engineer with Sylvania & GTE for thirty-six years, a Natick resident since 1958, a member of the First Congregational Church of Natick and the Aleppo Shrine of Boston. Neil enjoyed mountain climbing, was a member of the Appalachian 4000 foot club, jogging in 5 & 10K races, the Mt. Washington Road Race, music and dancing. He was the devoted husband of Margaret K. (Tower) Carter with whom they shared sixty-two years of marriage. He was the loving father of Ian C. Carter of Natick, Janet K. Blanchard & her husband Nathan of Southboro & Scott C. Carter of Natick. Cherished grandfather of Amanda Huenefeld & her husband Lance of Millville, Alyssa Carter of Natick, Dominic D’Innocenzo of Hudson & Emily Carter of Framingham. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, January 31, 2014 @ Noon. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Neil’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com. Arrangements by John Everett & Sons, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.


David E. Marr 1/25/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

David E. Marr, 74, of Natick, passed on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, after a courageous, four-year battle with cancer. David was first and foremost a family man. For forty years he was an attorney in Natick, MA. He was born in Quincy, MA, to the late Ralph G. Marr and Ethel Beals Marr. He graduated from West Bridgewater High School in 1957 and attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he met his wife of 52 years, Patricia A. (Houghton) Marr. After graduating from Colby College in 1961, he became a newspaper reporter for the Waterville Morning Sentinel. In 1963, he moved to Middletown, CT, to become the Assistant Director of Public Relations at Wesleyan University. While there, he obtained his Masters in English. He received his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, while working part-time at the Hartford Courant and raising three children. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review and graduated summa cum laude in 1970, after which he joined Day, Berry & Howard in Hartford. During these years he also taught law courses at a local community college and was an officer of the Colby Alumni Club. In 1973 he became corporate counsel at Honeywell Information Systems and moved to Natick. Soon thereafter, he left corporate law and established his own practice in general law, which allowed him to zealously represent his clients, sometimes for little pay but nearly always for great gratitude. For many years he was the Chairman of the Natick Historic District Commission. He was very active in the Natick Bicentennial Celebration planning. He served as Director of the Natick Historical Society Museum and was a Natick Town Meeting member, member of the Natick Law Department Review Committee, and a member of the Regional Vocational-Technical High School Committee. David will be best remembered by those who knew and loved him for his devotion to family and friends, dedication to his clients, love of golf, family camping, and Cape Breton. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Bonnie Pomeroy of Dover, New Jersey, daughter Shelly McConnell and her husband Paul of West Kingston, Rhode Island, son Scott Marr and his wife Barbara of Falmouth, Maine, and eight wonderful grandchildren, Rachel, Becky, James, Emma, Hannah, Jacob, Kiersten, and Nathan, sister-in-law Nancy Marr of East Patchogue, New York, wife of his late brother Robert Marr, brother-in-law Charles (Ted) Houghton and his wife Elizabeth, of Charlton, Massachusetts, and Bert Hille of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Carey Eggen of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a large and wonderful extended family. Calling hours will be held 4-7p.m., Thursday, January 30th, at the John Everett Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, Massachusetts. A Celebration of His Life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 31st, at the First Congregational Church, 2 East Central Street, Natick, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Dr. Hochberg - MGH Cancer Center Inpatient Research”, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Building 9852, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.


Edward C. Donohue 1/19/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Hopedale, MA / N. Attleboro, MA / Worcester, MA

Edward C. Donohue of Natick died on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the St. Patrick Manor of Framingham. Born in Boston, son of the late Edward & Helen (Doyle) Donohue, he was a veteran of WWII and served in both the Atlantic & Pacific Theatres on board the troop transport W.H. Gordon. After the war, Ed & Mary settled in Natick and raised their family. Ed worked as a sales manager with the Dictaphone Corp. of Boston. When he retired after thirty years, Ed & Mary opened an employment agency Quest Personnel in Natick for twenty years. Ed was a talented portrait & landscape artist who loved golf, skiing, snow mobiling, sailing, motor boating, water skiing, ballroom dancing and all things outdoors-A Great Guy!! He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine years & best friend Mary (Gormley) Donohue, his dear daughter Nancy Hause & his son-in-law David of Hopedale, his dear sons Robert Donohue of N. Attleboro & his companion Mary Daniels, Dan Donohue of Worcester & Ted Donohue of Natick. He was predeceased by his sons Richard & Paul Donohue. He is also survived by ten cherished grandchildren & five great grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick on Thursday, January 23rd at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with Military Honors. A memorial donation to St. Patrick’s Adoration Chapel, 44 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760 or Catholic Charities is appreciated. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


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