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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.


Kathleen T. Weber 5/22/2015 Natick, MA / Watertown, MA / Franklin, MA / Groton, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Kathleen T. “Kay” Weber, age 83, died peacefully at her Natick home early Friday morning, May 22, 2015. She and her husband, James B. Weber, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in February. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Ralph F. and Vivian M. (Doherty) Morrison. Kay was raised in Watertown and is a 1949 graduate of Watertown High School. She continued her education at Framingham State Teachers College, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and taught second grade in Providence, RI. Kay and Jim lived on the Weber family farm in Bridgewater, SD during their first year of marriage. They returned to Massachusetts and resided in Watertown prior to settling in Natick in 1957 where Kay maintained a warm and loving home for her family. Kay worked at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for 47 years, retiring in 2008. She was also employed at Wellesley College for 20 years. Kay had an infectious zest for life. She would think nothing of piling her five children in the car and heading off on week-long adventures, destination unknown. Kay had an active, inquiring mind and a love of education which she instilled in her children while encouraging them to dream big, reach for the stars, and do their best. Always kind and considerate of others, Kay had a great sense of humor and enjoyed dancing and holiday celebrations. Very family oriented, she especially loved being with Jim in the company of their large growing family. Kay is survived by her husband Jim and their five children; Fay N. Cote of Groton, MA, Ellen M. Weber of Colonial Heights, VA, Paula J. Glod and her husband Douglas of East Greenwich, RI, James B. Weber and his wife Kate of Framingham, MA, and John A. Weber and his wife Aloris Query of Franklin, MA; eleven grandchildren, Renee M. (Cote) Wagner and her husband John, David M. Cote, Kevin M. Cote and his wife Jessica Sappier-Cote, Steven G. Cote, Brian D. Glod, Andrew J. Glod and his fiancée Megan E. Mick, Ellen J. Glod, Timothy J. Weber, Joseph P. Weber, Amelia K. Weber, and John T. Weber; six great-grandchildren, Kainen “Gunner” Cote, Zophya J. Givetz, Layne M. Wagner, Mahkai “Hunter” Cote, Emma L. Brown, and Mason D. Wagner. She is also survived by three sisters; Vivian Landis, Lorraine Hall, and Patricia St. John; three brothers, George Morrison and his wife Lois, Charles Morrison and his wife Ruth, and David Morrison and his wife Sharon; and many nieces and nephews. Kay was also the sister of the late Ralph Morrison and his wife Rita and Richard Morrison and his wife Nora; and the sister-in-law of the late Glen Landis, Edmund Hall, and Maurice St. John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Monday 4–7PM. All are welcome to share with the family in reciting the Rosary at the close of the wake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kay’s name to Parkinson’s research.


Carmen L. Mercado Ortiz 5/17/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Carmen L. Mercado Ortiz of Framingham passed away at her home at the age of seventy-eight surrounded by her caring family. Born in Puerto Rico on July 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Ramon Mercado and Maria Isabel Rivera. Carmen came to the United States twenty years ago and settled in Framingham where she raised her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Clemente Quinones and the loving mother of Miguel Quinones and his wife Alba, Maria Lind and her husband Carl, Carmen Quinones and the late Felipe and John Quinones. Cherished grandmother of Damian Flores, Moises Flores, Carmen Lidia Wood, Maria de los Angeles Botler, Nelicia Tran, Jose Carrillo, Angelica Carrillo, Angel Luis Castro, Jose Luis Castro, Jackeline Sanches, Lorgia McNeil, Felipe Quinones and Pablo Quinones. Great grandmother of Diamarisa Flores, Zian Flores, Exavier Flores, Jonathan Butler, Julieta Wood, Robert Wood, Ezequiel Castro, Adrian Carrillo, Nerian Jovania McNeil, Emma Quinones and Felipe Quinones, Jr. Sister of Helen Rivera, Hermelinda Rivera and Maria Rivera. Caring aunt of Yarixa Escobar, Carlos Francisco Escobar, Marizabel Rivera, Karla Rivera, Juan Rosario, Maria del Rosario and Mariestela Rosario. Carmen was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church of Framingham and enjoyed her kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren and cooking, cleaning and doing crossword puzzles. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. A graveside service will be held in Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove St., Framingham on Wednesday, May 20th at 10:00AM. Arrangements by The John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick.


Ida Marie (McLean) Shaw 5/16/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

Ida Marie (McLean) Shaw, age 79, of Framingham, Massachusetts passed away, peacefully, on May 16, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Manor, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lydia (Grant) McLean and was born in Charleston, New Brunswick, Canada on March 11, 1936. Ida is survived by her beloved husband, George Edward Shaw, to whom she was married for 60 years, her children: Susan and James Martis of Pelham, NH, Linda and David Fair of Framingham and Corey and Barbara Shaw of Candia, NH. Her son, Peter, pre-deceased her. She was the grandmother of David, Brian and Lydia Fair, and Matthew Martis and the late Charles Piazza. She is also survived by her devoted brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Joyce McLean of Carlsbad, CA, her brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Norma McLean of Florida, brother in-law, Eldon Caldwell, of New Brunswick, Canada, sister-in-law, Jean McLean, of Oregon and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Norman, Clayton and Harold McLean, Etta West, Nellie Caldwell and Evelyn Brooker. Ida married her childhood sweetheart and moved to the United States. She and her husband lived in Wayland, West Palm Beach, FL, Kansas City, MO, Durand, MI, and Natick before settling in Framingham where they lived for nearly 25 years. Ida was self-employed as a seamstress and tailor before her career at Bose Corporation. When an automobile accident and subsequent stroke left her paralyzed and with limited ability to communicate, she received meticulous care from her adoring husband. She returned to Framingham in 2007. Family and friends will remember Ida as a hard-working, talented woman with a wonderful sense of humor, who cherished her husband. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:45 pm followed by her funeral services at 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte 30), Wayland. Interment will be private for her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Wesley Methodist Church Youth Missions Fund, 30 Beacon Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Robert Cox 5/13/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Robert G. Cox “Bob” of Stratham, NH, formerly of Natick passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. He was seventy-eight years old. Born in Natick, he was raised in Framingham and a 1955 graduate of Framingham High School. A professional drummer until the age of forty, he worked as a new products manager with Hewlett Packard of Exeter, NH for many years. A natural golfer and artist, Bob had a great wit and enjoyed music. He was the devoted husband of fifty years to Mary E. (Macy) Cox of Stratham, NH. Loving father of Gian and Kim Harnett and Jamey R. Manning and his wife Carol of Natick and Brian E. Manning and his wife Lisa of Dana Point, CA. Cherished grandfather of Andrew Manning & his fiancée Samantha Farina of Dedham and Alyssa Manning-Gramajo and her husband Axel of Natick. Great grandfather of Amaia Gramajo and brother of the late Richard Cox and his wife Barbara of Framingham. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 3:00-6:00PM in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memory contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 03885. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Rosemary Mahoney 5/11/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: Rosemary G. (Heron) Mahoney passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. She was seventy-four years old. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 29, 1941, she was raised in Melrose and a 1959 graduate of the Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. She continued her education at Framingham State College and graduated with a degree in education in 1963. Mrs. Mahoney was a longtime member and actively involved in the Natick Public Schools as an educator. She was a teacher’s aide, a teacher, a substitute teacher and a mentor. She was also a partner with her husband Dan in UNIGLOBE Travel of Natick for twenty years. A faithful member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick and the Adoration Chapel, she also served as a Eucharistic minister. Rosemary was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, enjoyed traveling the world, having monthly dinners with the Wellesley Babes and her dear neighbors and friends in book club. Rosemary loved her husband, her kids, her grandchildren, was very close to her siblings and her many supportive and caring neighbors. She was the devoted wife of Daniel T. Mahoney, Jr. of Natick and together they shared fifty years of marriage. She was the loving mother of James M. Mahoney of Framingham, Daniel T. Mahoney, III (Stephanie) of Washington, D.C., Christine M. LaRosa (Buddy) of Milford and Karen A. Mahoney (Christopher Nesbit) of Manchester-by-the-sea. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Lynn and Emma Rosemary. Caring sister of Peggy Walsh (Tom) of Westfield, NJ, Julie Cooney of Riverdale, IL, David Heron (Lynda Hersey) of Reading, Maura Sharp (Kent) of Acton, the late Nancy Heron and she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosemary’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, May 16th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Friday, May 15th from 4:00-7:00PM. Rosemary’s family asks that donations in her memory may be made to the Natick Food Pantry, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. (info@natickservicecousel.org) For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dennis Linane 5/10/2015 Natick, MA / Westboro, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Dennis P. Linane of Westboro, formerly of Natick died suddenly on Sunday Morning, May 10, 2015 at the UMass Medical Center of Worcester at the age of forty-four. Beloved son of the late William and June (Phinney) and Mary (Brackett) Linane, he was raised in Natick and a 1988 graduate of Natick High School. Mr. Linane was employed by National Tire & Battery of Natick for twenty years and most recently at Hogan Tire of Natick for six months. A Westboro resident for the last seventeen years, Dennis was all about family and friends and had a huge heart. He always kept an open door for all who needed help whether it was crashing at his house or sleeping on his couch. He would take the shirt off his back, run benefits for friends or make donations to local Veteran’s shelters. Besides his love for his wife Marcy, his daughter Casandra, son Steven and grandson Hayden, Dennis loved his 2013 Harley Davidson Street glide motorcycle. He looked forward to rides with Marcy and was a New England Sports teams fan especially the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. Dennis also enjoyed dirt bike riding with his son Steven, rock and roll music and spending time with his grandson Hayden. He was the devoted husband of Marcy (Fairbanks) Linane of Westboro and together they shared twenty years of marriage. A loving father of Casandra E. Fairbanks of Hopkinton and Steven P. Linane of Westboro. Cherished grandfather of Hayden Fairbanks of Hopkinton and caring brother of Cheryl Ashley of NH, Karen Galasso of Hudson, Pamela Szretter and her late husband Ron of Hudson, Christine Carpenter and her husband Shawn of RI, William Linane of NH, Lou Ann D’Amico and her husband Derek of Milford, Gary Leavitt and his wife Sharon of Bellingham, Linda Dumont and her late husband Duey of Blackstone, Robert Leavitt of Natick, Karen Leavitt of Bellingham and the late Cynthia Bowman. Son-in-law of Arthur and Anne Fairbanks of Hopkinton. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, May 15th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Dennis’ memory may be made to homeless veterans, c/o Veteran’s, Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dorothy J. Hammond 5/6/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Dorothy J. (Morris) Hammond “Nene” of Newton, formerly of Natick passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Stone Institute of Newton at the age of ninety-four. Born in Ashland, Massachusetts on March 9, 1921, she was the daughter of Albert and Frieda (Pitman) Morris. She was raised in Ashland and Natick and attended Natick Schools. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved her entire family. She enjoyed singing, music, going to the beach, apple picking every year and arm wrestling her grandchildren. She was the devoted wife of the late Charles E. Hammond and together they shared twenty years of marriage before he passed away. She was a loving mother of Loretta Parker and her husband George of Natick, Joann Lemerise and her husband Scott of N. Grafton, Mark Hammond and his wife Maria of Salem and the late Charles E. Hammond, Jr. and his wife Betty “Liz” of SC. Cherished grandmother of Steve Parker and his wife Nancy of Natick, Thomas Parker and his wife Doreen of Uxbridge, Jeffrey Parker and his wife Olga of Newtonville, Kathleen McGrath and her husband John of Georgetown, Texas, Keith Parker and his wife Sheila of Millville, Wendie Perry and her husband Bruce of Bluffton, SC, Missie Hammond of Tennessee, Todd Hammond and his wife Lauren of Sudbury, Jeanine Lemerise of Shrewsbury, Meagan Hawkins and her husband Matthew of Gardner and Katelyn Lincoln and her husband James of Lexington, Kentucky. Great grandmother of twenty-seven and great, great grandmother of five. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00AM in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend and the family will receive guests from 9:00-11:00AM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick following the service. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’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


Barbara Jane (Taylor) Schleicher 5/4/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Barbara Jane (Taylor) Schleicher, 95, died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, May 4, 2015 following a period of declining health. She was born in Newton on February 10, 1920 the daughter of the late Harold Taylor and Hazel B. (Glover) Taylor. Barbara was the wife of the late Ervin Schleicher who died in 1990. She was the mother of Carol MacGregor of Wayland; Jill Erickson of Hudson, NH and Wayne Humphrey of Maynard. Step-mother of John Schleicher of Chadron, NE; Robert Schleicher of Kaneohe, HI; David Schleicher of Greeley, CO; and Richard Schleicher of Los Angeles, CA. Also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Barbara spent her formative years in Wayland and graduated from Wayland High School with the Class of 1937. In the early 1930’s, she played professionally as a pianist, accordion player and singer at many of the popular dance halls and cocktail lounges in the Metrowest area including The Villa, The Red Coach Grill, The Meadows and the Monticello. As husband Ervin was employed by the United Nations, Barbara lived in several countries in Africa and W. Samoa from 1972 to 1978 when they retired to Chadron, NE. She resided in Chadron, NE for over 12 years and also resided in Marlborough for many years. At the age of 71, she received her BS in Social Work from Chadron State College in Nebraska. Barbara loved to travel and to meet people from various backgrounds. She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint and all varieties of art projects. At the young age of 90 she wrote her autobiography titled “My Joy Was the Journey”. Her family also cherishes the volumes of scrapbooks Barbara assembled that document her family’s life and historical events for close to 100 years. She will be warmly remembered by her family and friends as a kind and outgoing person who left a tangible legacy for future generations to enjoy and to learn from. Memorial Visitations will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 10:30 until 11:15 am followed by her funeral services at 11:30 am at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Private family interment will be held at the Taylor family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland, In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Edith Crosby Sturgeon 5/3/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

Framingham: Edith Crosby Sturgeon, 91, died peacefully and comfortably on Sunday, May 3, 2015 following a period of declining health. She was born in Boston on November 12, 1923 the daughter of the late Stanley Crosby and Edith E. (Crowell) Crosby. She was the wife of the late William E. Sturgeon who died in 1977. Edith is survived by her son, Bruce G. Sturgeon of Southborough, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Pearl Sjoquist, George, Stanley and Warren Crosby. Edith has been a resident of Framingham for over 62 years and lived in Boston during her formative years. She graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester. For over 21 years, Edith was associated with the Town of Framingham School Department as a Cafeteria Assistant. For many years she was a retail sales associate for Sears and Filenes in Natick. Edith was a very spirited and independent woman and adored her companion and best friend, her dog Buddy. At Edith’s request, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the MSPCA – Angell, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Arrangements have been entrusted to the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


William J. Hillson 4/30/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: William J. “Bill” Hillson, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Center. He was eighty-three years old. Born on December 11, 1931 in Boston, Bill was raised in Waltham and a graduate of Waltham High School. In May of 1952, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country proudly during the Korean War. After his military service, Mr. Hillson was employed as a tool and die maker with J L Thompson Company of Waltham for over forty years. Bill enjoyed watching action movies, saltwater fishing, coin collecting, and caring for his yard and vegetable garden. He was a member of the Natick American Legion and a faithful member of St. Zepherin’s Church of Wayland where he attended Mass each week and said the Rosary daily. He had his routine of walking the Natick Mall with his friends and enjoyed coffee with them, doing word searches, reading the paper, having dinner with his son Bill every night and spending time with his daughter Judie and her family especially his three grandchildren Tom, Kristen and Katie. Visits were always fun, full of laughs, lots of one liners and many great memories. Bill was the devoted husband of the late Dorothy A. (Kennealy) Hillson. Together they shared forty-eight years of marriage and the one thing that held true through all their years was his ultimate love and devotion to Dorothy. It was really something to behold! He was a loving father of Judie E. Murray and her husband Tom of Medway and William J. Hillson, Jr. of Natick. Cherished grandfather of Tom Murray and his wife Sarah of Fairfield, CT, Kristen Darrow and her husband Shaun of York, Maine and Katie Murray of Brighton, formerly of Medway. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Good Shepherd Parish @ St. Zepherin’s Church, 99 Main St., (RT. 27) Wayland at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 5th. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick following the Mass with Military Honors. Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral .com


Dante J. Mangini 4/27/2015 Milford, MA / Natick, MA / Waltham, MA / Framingham, MA

Dante J. Mangini, 95 of Milford formerly of Natick, died April 27, 2015 at Milford Hospital. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Julia (Brandolini) Mangini. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and was a veteran of World War II. He received a Masters in Education from Northeastern University and was a teacher and administrator in the Natick school system and taught drivers' education for many years. Dante was the devoted husband of Lucy (Lentini) Mangini for 64 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Kathleen Taylor and her husband, Rick of Milford, Diane Parker and her husband, George of Williamstown, VT, Julie Mangini of Natick and Lisa Pearson and her husband, Bill of Framingham. Sons: Daniel Mangini of Franklin, Paul & Joseph Mangini of Milford, Stephen Mangini and his wife, Melissa of AZ, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren He was also the father of the late Maria Driscoll. He is survived by two brothers: Victor Mangini of NH and Tony Mangini of Waltham and one sister: Constance Enik of Waltham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 4, at 10:00 in St. Patrick's Church Natick. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery Natick. Visiting hours in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common are Sunday, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Dante's memory to the Greater Boston Food Bank (www.gbfb.org).


Robert J. Wilson 4/22/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Southborough, MA

NATICK: Robert J. Wilson passed away on Wednesday morning, April 22, 2015 at the Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a short illness. He was seventy-nine years old and the devoted husband for twenty-five years of Sandra F. “Sandy” (Nims) Wilson who passed away only twenty days earlier. Bob was born in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ernest & Mary Wilson and he worked as a technician with Honeywell for over fifteen years. Bob was a very quiet man who just liked to observe things and listen to 1940’s music on his radio. He was a forty-year member of the Foresters of Natick and was the past president of the club. He loved the Chicago Cubs, all New England sports teams and watching the original “War of the Worlds” on TV. Bob took wonderful care of his beloved wife Sandy through her many years of sickness and continued to “dote” on her. He was the loving father of Penny J. Young of Webster, Lisa L. Zonghi and her husband Rico of Franklin, Helen L. Thomas and her late husband Jeffrey of Southborough, Peggy K. Pignone and her husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia and the late Virginia E. Kenworthy-Treague. Cherished grandfather of Jayme Bellofatto, Jr. and Chrysta Heafey, both of North Carolina, Alexa Young of Webster, Jake and Kaitlyn Zonghi of Franklin, Austin and Tyler Treague of Gainesville, Virginia, Rebecca and Scott Thomas of Southborough and Samantha and Danny Pignone of Manassas, Virginia. He was the caring brother of Dimple White of Illinois and the late Ernest, Louis & Leland Wilson. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, April 27, 2015 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. Burial immediately in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-5:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


William J. Doren, Jr. 4/17/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: William Joseph Doren, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence. He was eighty-four years old and the son of the late William J. Sr., and Elizabeth (McGlinchey) Doren. Bill was the first graduating class of Stonehill College in 1947 and worked as a model maker for twenty-five years, developing the wind tunnel to draft the space shuttle and the deep diving probe “Alvin”. He later worked for the U.S Postal Service in Wellesley as the night supervisor for twenty-five years and after his retirement; he continued to work as a security guard at Nahanton Woods in Needham for ten years. Mr. Doren was a member of the Army National Guard for nine years and St. Zepherin’s Church of Wayland. He enjoyed building model ships, reading, listening to Classical Music, puttering around his yard, flowers and watching the sky for stars and the space shuttle flying overhead. He was a fifty year member of the Natick Kiwanis and was the editor of the club's newsletter for thirty years. Bill was the devoted husband of Barbara A. (Boland) Doren of Natick and together they shared sixty years of marriage. He was the loving father of Robert M. Doren and his wife Deborah of Millis and the late William F. Doren. Cherished grandfather of Maureen E. Doren of Quincy and Caitlin M. Doren of Millis and the brother of the late Margaret Ravagno. Bill’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Good Shepherd Parish @ St. Zepherin’s Church, 99 Main St., (RT 27) Wayland at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, April 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Parmenter Community Care & Hospice, 266 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dr. Robert G. "Bob" Forest 4/15/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Robert “Bob” Forest, eighty-two years old, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 15th, 2015 at the Kindred Hospital of Natick. Bob was born October 8, 1932 to the late John Gerard Forest and Irene (Mitchell) Forest. He was raised in Brockton, attended the Sacred Heart French School, and later graduated from Brockton High School in 1950. Bob loved children and always wanted to be a teacher. He attended Bridgewater State College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1954, and a master’s degree in administration in 1959. As an undergraduate, Bob was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and developed a passion for writing and directing plays and musical shows. He would eventually earn a Doctorate in reading from Boston University in 1980. After graduating from college, Bob began his teaching career nearby in the town of West Bridgewater. While teaching there, he met and fell in love with Sandi Delani. After a brief courtship they were married at Saint Matthews Parish in Dorchester on September 3, 1955. By 1957, Bob was offered positions in the Natick public school system teaching sixth grade at the Lilja and Brown schools. After securing his graduate degree, Bob became Vice Principal of the Bennett-Hemenway school. After a successful tenure as a teacher and administrator in Natick, Bob was hired as Principal of the Peter Noyes School in Sudbury in 1969. In Sudbury he started writing plays and musicals featuring his students. After two years there, he went to Winchester to become the Principal of the Ambrose School. In Winchester, Bob was also given the opportunity to develop creative and innovative methods of teaching. He became a pioneer in the open classroom approach to teaching and new methods of team teaching. Bob was not only known for his dedication to public education and his love of children, but having a relentless pursuit of innovation in the classroom. He excelled in bringing out the best in his teachers and eventually became the Superintendent of Schools in Winchester, where he retired in 1983. Bob also enjoyed a successful second career as an author and writer. He contributed to the Jack and Jill and Highlights children’s magazine and, in 1969, wrote The Bicycle Detectives, a children’s mystery novel. He later co-wrote the best seller Working Words in Spelling series as well as the Quickword Series. In 1983, Bob joined Curriculum Associates full-time and worked on developing creative curriculum for teachers in the elementary school classroom. His publications were very popular, and he became Vice President and Publisher before retiring in 2007. He was devoted to the profession of teaching and was an active member of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association and the Massachusetts Reading Association. Bob had a variety of avocations. He continued this love of the theater when he moved to Natick, where he wrote and directed seventeen musical community benefit shows at Natick High School and the old Armory building. Each performance would take almost a year of planning and rehearsals, and would boast sell out crowds that raised thousands of dollars for education scholarships and the Leonard Morse Hospital. One of his greatest joys was singing as a tenor in the St. Linus Parish choir for more than two decades. Bob always had time for his children and grandchildren. He could often be found listening to Broadway show tunes on his satellite radio. Bob and Sandi would regularly escape to their home on Long Pond in South Yarmouth, where they loved spending time together. On the Cape, he sustained his addiction to word games, puzzles, game shows, reading good fiction, and gardening. Together, they loved living on the pond, and those cloudless nights watching sunsets and the moon rise, with the bright rays of light glistening on the water. Bob was the loving husband of Sandra P. (Delani) Forest of Natick for sixty years. Cherished father of Mark Forest and his wife Carol of S. Yarmouth, Deborah Adcock and her husband Charles of N. Grafton and Christopher Forest and his wife Melissa of Danvers. Grandfather of Michael and Patricia Forest, Justin and Patrick Adcock and Brighid and Christopher Forest. Great grandfather of Oliver Forest. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Monday, April 20th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare & Hospice, 200 Nickerson Road - suite 110, Marlborough, MA 01752. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


David A. Burke 4/14/2015 Natick, MA / Hopedale, MA / Bedford, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

BURKE, David A. “Sonny”, a beloved husband and father passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in his home in Clearwater, Florida at the age of eighty-four. Born in West Newton, Massachusetts, he went to Florida in 1994 from Natick. He worked as an Electrical Engineer for GTE in Needham, Massachusetts for 24 years after serving in the United States Air Force 95th Fighter Squadron during the Korean War from 1950 until 1953. Mr. Burke also taught electronics at the Keefe Technical Vocational School in Framingham for many years. Sonny is survived by his loving Wife, Barbara (Flynn), Children; Michael Burke, Jerry Burke, Sharon Burke and Ann Marie Coyle, of Massachusetts, Daniel Burke and wife, Teresa, of New Hampshire, Special Niece, Jacqueline Burke of North Carolina and Special Nephew, John Burke and wife, Virginia, of New Hampshire. Brother of Edwin Burke of Oregon and Sister Joanne Coane of Massachusetts, 5 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Sonny's Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday, April 23rd, at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private and in lieu of flowers, contributions in Sonny's memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare & Hospice 200 Nickerson Rd. #100, Marlborough, MA 01752. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Elaine G. Zwicker 4/11/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Elaine G. (Weilant) Zwicker, age 91, a longtime Natick resident and retired Natick Public Schools employee, died peacefully on Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She had been the beloved wife of the late Brice E. Zwicker for 66 years. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Hazel (Jodrey) Weilant. Elaine was raised and educated in Natick and was a 1941 graduate of Natick High School. She and Brice met while visiting mutual friends in Detroit, where Brice was employed as a journeyman electrician. He moved to Natick after the couple married in 1948. Elaine enjoyed creating a warm and happy home for her family. She had been a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a longtime member of the Altar Guild at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, her second home since childhood. When her children were entrenched in school, Elaine became employed as the Cafeteria Supervisor at the Coolidge Junior High School. When Coolidge closed she moved to the High School where she baked for the school lunch program. She very much enjoyed baking, and her students and family each benefited greatly from her talents. Elaine and Brice enjoyed trips to Nova Scotia to visit relatives and particularly venturing out to Washington State to see their daughter. Predeceased by Brice last may in his 101st year, she is survived by their son, Ronald B. Zwicker of Natick; their daughter, Nancy E. Zwicker of Ravensdale, WA; and Elaine’s sister, Marion Giardini of Framingham. A Funeral Service will be held in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 East Central Street, Natick, on Friday, April 17th at 9:00AM. Interment will follow at Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Thursday 6 – 8PM.


Ramon Camilo 4/8/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Ramon Camilo of Framingham died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham after a lengthy illness. He was one hundred and one years old. Born in the Dominican Republic on December 15, 1913, he was the devoted husband of Candida (Medrano) Camilo of Framingham for fifty-five years. He was the loving father of eleven children, thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty-nine great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, April 10th from 4:00-8:00PM. Ramon’s funeral will continue on Saturday morning, April 11th at 10:00AM in the funeral home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. For directions or to send Ramon’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick


Vincent P. Kerrigan 4/8/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

NATICK: Vincent P. “Vinnie” Kerrigan passed away at his home with his daughter and dog Fonzy by his side on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was sixty-six years old. Born in 1949 in Waltham, he was the son of the late Vincent R. and Elinor (Welch) Kerrigan. Vinnie was raised in Natick and a 1967 graduate of Natick High School. He continued his education at Boston State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in English and then worked as salesman with Horizon Beverages for over twenty years. Vinnie enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, taking his dog Fonzy for rides in the car and was a New England Patriots season ticket holder for thirty years and a longtime friend of Bill W. Mr. Kerrigan was the loving father of Kelley Ann Kerrigan of Framingham and the former husband of Ann M. (McGovern) Kerrigan-Howard of Framingham. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 12th from 2:00-5:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private. Vinnie’s family would like to thank everyone at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for their love, compassion and support. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Gerard F. McParland 4/7/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Gerard F. “Gerry” McParland of Natick passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston at the age sixty-six. Born in Boston in 1948, he was the son of the late Charles and Mildred (Ford) McParland. Gerard worked as a postman for six years before becoming a Natick Firefighter and EMT, local 1707 for thirty-two years. A job he truly enjoyed and was proud of. He was a Natick resident most of his life, a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick and a lifelong member of the Natick Elks. Gerard enjoyed his family especially attending his grandchildren’s practices and sporting events. He liked crossword puzzles, golfing and all New England sports teams. Mr. McParland was the devoted husband of Linda A. (Forshner) McParland of Natick and together they shared forty-eight years of marriage. He was the loving father of Kathleen Marchand and her husband Shane of Natick and Colleen Cotter and her husband William, also of Natick. A Cherished grandfather of Griffin Marchand, Charles, Joshua and Sydney Cotter, all of Natick and the caring brother of Stephen McParland and his wife Beth of Boston and the late Doris McParland and the late Charles McParland, Jr. Gerard’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, April 10th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday, April 9th from 4:00-8:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Gerard’s memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Salvatore R. Morganti 4/2/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Holliston, MA / Needham, MA

NATICK: Salvatore R. Morganti, age 84, longtime owner and operator of Fifth Avenue Liquors in Framingham, died at his Natick home on Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2015, surrounded by his whole family. He was the devoted husband of Ann M. (Pierro) Morganti, with whom he shared 64 happy years. Born, raised and educated in Needham, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Jennie (Rizzo) Morganti. Sal earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts prior to serving with the Army as a Corporal with the 34th Infantry Regiment Medical Company during the Korean War. Sal and Ann married in 1951, settling in Natick to raise their family. He was employed for many years as a sales rep, first with Snap-on Tools and later handling accounts for Evsco Pharmaceuticals. Forty-five years ago, Sal established Fifth Avenue Liquors in Framingham. He has operated the business with his son Paul by his side, and was pleased to see the interest of a third generation in continuing the family legacy. The Morganti Family has shared many wonderful times at their Natick and Harwichport homes, but come Thursday, Sal’s agenda was simple and constant. Golf with his foursome. He had been a member of both the Natick Elks Lodge 1425, and the Woodland Golf Club of Auburndale. He was currently a member of the Cummaquid Golf Club in Barnstable. Predeceased by daughter Paula A. Reasonover in 1995, Sal is survived by Ann; their son, Paul R. Morganti and his wife Kathi of Holliston; five grandchildren, Katie Morganti Stewart, Michael Morganti, Casey Reasonover, Randy Reasonover, and Lindsey Morganti Duffy; and seven great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Avery, Trace, Clay, Annie, Quinn, and Noah. He was also the brother of the late Anthony Morganti, a lifelong Needham resident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Monday, April 6th at 11:00A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment with military honors will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Donations in Sal’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Sandra F. "Sandy" (Nims) Wilson 4/2/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

NATICK: Sandra F. “Sandy” (Nims) Wilson passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Tufts Medical Center of Boston at the age of seventy-two. Born in 1942, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Helen (Regan) Nims and a lifelong Natick resident and a member of St. Patrick’s Church and St. Linus Church. Sandy was a forty-year volunteer of the Foresters of Natick and the past vice president of the northeast region and the recipient of the International Fraternal President’s Award. She enjoyed traveling, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, especially Tom Brady. Sandra worked with medical records for Wingate Nursing Home in Sudbury and the Carlyle House in Framingham for many years. She was the devoted wife of Robert J. Wilson of Natick and together they shared twenty-five years of marriage. Mrs. Wilson was the loving mother of Helen L. Thomas and her late husband Jeffrey of Southborough, Peggy K. Pignone and her husband Mike of Manassas, Virginia, Penny J. Young of Webster, Lisa L. Zonghi and her husband Rico of Franklin and the late Virginia E. Treague-Kenworthy. Cherished grandmother of Austin and Tyler Treague of Gainsville, Virginia, Rebecca and Scott Thomas of Southborough, Samantha and Danny Pignone of Manassas, Virginia, Jayme Bellofatto of South Carolina, Chrysta Heafey of North Carolina, Alexa Young of Webster and Jake and Kaitlyn Zonghi of Franklin and sister of Karen Al-Wazzon of Kuwait. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, April 7th at 10:30AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday, April 6th from 5:00-8:00PM. Memorial contributions in Sandy’s memory may be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster St., Natick MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Joan L. (Lentini) Papa 4/1/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Medway, MA / Pepperell, MA / Revere, MA / Wellesley, MA

NATICK: Joan L. (Lentini) Papa a lifelong resident of Natick passed away on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at the Briarwood Healthcare Center in Needham. She was 92 years old. Born in Natick in 1922, she was a graduate of Natick High School, class of 1940 and a member of the National Honor Society. Joan worked for Raytheon for many years before her employment with Nationwide Advertising of Boston for over twenty years as the New England Regional Manager. She enjoyed playing the piano in her younger years, was a good bridge player and a great golfer. Joan loved spending her winters in Florida, traveling, reading and gardening however; her true enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and attending all their activities. She was the wife of the late James J. Papa and a loving mother of Janice Nuss and her husband Dale of Hooksett, NH, Dr. Cynthia Papa Lentini of Old Chatham, NY, Judy Deuring and her fiancé John Ciccarello of Medway and Joan Terrasi and her husband Charles of Pepperell. Cherished grandmother of William Mueller of Holden, Jamie Deuring of Marlboro, Brad Deuring of Bangor, Maine, Michael Terrasi and his wife Leah of Revere, David Terrasi and his partner Steve Boutcher of Greenfield, Nicole Roy of Homer, Alaska, Alyssa Roy of Pepperell and the late Daniel Mueller. Great grandmother of Lexi and Daniel Mueller and sister of Lucy Mangini and her husband Dante of Milford. Sister-in-law of Theresa Leger and her husband Robert of Natick and also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Joe Genova and his late wife Rita of Natick and her beloved late niece Maria Mangini Driscoll. Joan’s family would like to thank everyone at Briarwood Healthcare Center of Needham for the wonderful care and love shown to their mother during her stay. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, April 8th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Natick. Joan’s visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 7th from 4:00-8:00PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Employee’s Fund, 150 Lincoln St., Needham, MA 02492. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Marian (Marie-Anne Desjardins) Whalen 3/29/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Marian (Marie-Anne Desjardins) Whalen of Natick passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice House in Wayland. She was ninety-seven years old. Born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada in 1917, she came to the United States in 1938 at the age of twenty-two. Mrs. Whalen was a devoted wife of the late James M. Whalen and together they made their home in Natick. She was a Natick resident for seventy years and enjoyed being a homemaker, traveling and gardening. Marian volunteered at the Leonard Morse Hospital where she delivered the patients mail and flowers for over twenty-six years. She received her four thousand hour pin for her volunteer work and retired in 1985. She was a loving mother of Linda Leccacorvi and her husband Nino of Rochester, NH, Janet Whalen of Wrentham and Sheila Whalen of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Lisa Emrich and her husband Jeffrey of E. Rochester, NH and Matthew Leccacorvi of Rochester, NH. Great grandmother of Jackson Emrich. Sister of Therese Hudson of Salem, MA and the late Bertha, Joseph, Gerard, Louise, Irene, Benoit, Pius, Alphe and Edward. Marian’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, April 1st at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday, March 31st from 4:00-7:00PM. Contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice House, 10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Richard A. Bradley 3/25/2015 natick, MA / wellesley, MA / framingham, MA / ashland, MA

Richard A. Bradley of South Natick passed away on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at the Mariam Boyd Hospice House in Wayland . He was 89 years old. Beloved husband of Mary A. (Vicary) Bradley. Funeral Service in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA on Sunday, March 29th at 3:00PM. Relatives and friends respectful invited. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com Arrangements by the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. A complete obituary will follow.


Jeanne E. (Mulcahy) Nilson 3/23/2015 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Upton, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA / Sherborn, MA

Jeanne E. (Mulcahy) Nilson of Wellesley passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Natick at the age of seventy-two. Daughter of Jeanne (Amicone) Moore and the late John Mulcahy, she was born in Boston and attended Mission Hill High School. Jeanne worked for many years in customer service and enjoyed making flower arrangements, arts and crafts, all animals and was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Wellesley. She was the devoted wife of the late John D. Nilson and a loving mother of George Nilson and his wife Christine of Upton, John Nilson and his fiancée Maggie Shortridge of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Jennifer Nilson and her husband David Musshorn of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Johanna, George, Lauren, Erik and Nils. Sister of Karen Kerrigan and her husband Paul of Dedham, Janet Cali and her husband John of Norfolk and the late John Mulcahy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, many caring and helpful neighbors and her late niece Sharon Mulcahy. Her family would like to thank all the staff and caregivers at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home for the great love, care and support given to Jeanne during her stay. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, March 27th from 4:00-7:00PM. Jeanne’s Funeral Service will be held in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeanne’s memory may be made to MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Dorothy G. "Dolly" Gurney 3/9/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Shirley, MA / Shrewsbury, MA

NATICK: Dorothy G. “Dolly” (Nichols) Gurney, age 87, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, died peacefully on Monday night, March 9, 2015. She was the devoted wife of the late Harold L. “Bud” Gurney, Jr., for 60 years. A daughter of the late John and Rose (Lakusta) Nichols, Dolly was a 1945 graduate of Natick High School. She was employed with the Natick Department of Veteran’s Services for 23 years. Predeceased by Bud in 2011, and their daughter, Diane Marie Gurney, in 2010, Dolly is survived by two sons, Daniel P. Gurney and Harold L. “Lee” Gurney, III, and his wife Carolyn, all of Natick; five grandchildren, Peter C. Woodward and his wife Stephanie of Shirley, Charlotte Hannon and her husband Michael of Natick, Brian D. Gurney of Framingham, Laura Ann VanDorn and her husband Timothy of Shirley, and Daniel Arthur Barker of Natick; two great-grandchildren, Thomas B. Hannon and Chloe Ann Woodward; and several nieces and nephews and their families. She was also the sister of the late Marie N. Cole and John W. Nichols. Her funeral service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family prior to the service beginning at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolly’s memory to MetroWest Homecare and Hospice, 200 Nickerson Rd #110, Marlborough, MA 01752.


Joseph Foster 3/8/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Watertown, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK – Joseph O. E. Foster, age 80, of Natick died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 8, 2015 after a period of declining health. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Nancy T. (Visconti) Foster for 56 years and a Natick resident for over 45 years. Born and raised in Watertown, Joe was the son of the late Joseph E. Foster, Sr. of New Jersey and Rose M. (Zaino) Foster of Watertown. After graduating from Watertown High School in 1954, Joe served in the US Army’s Signal Corps during the Korean War (1954-1956). He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. While living in Waltham, Joe worked as a cosmetologist at various salons, including Beauty Gardens on Moody Street. He also worked for many years at Zayre Department Store. After moving to Natick, he worked as a security guard for various companies, including Perini Corporation in Framingham. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Natick and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his daughter, Theresa A. Foster of Natick and Gainesville, FL and her life partner, Michael P. Allard. He is also survived by his niece, Maria Moniz of Framingham, and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was happiest when he was taking care of his home and family. He adored his pet birds. In the past, he enjoyed cooking, photography, gardening, and fixing cars. In recent years, he enjoyed a wide variety of arts and crafts, and participated in the Natick Center Art Walk in July, 2014. The Foster family would like to thank all of the people and organizations that helped us care for Joe during his period of illness, including Whitney Place Adult Day Health, Natick Veteran Services, BayPath Elder Services, the Natick VNA and Metrowest Homecare and Hospice. Joe's funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Wednesday, March 11th at 9:30AM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Patrick Church, 44 E, Central St., Natick. at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visitation prior in the funeral home from 8:30-9:30AM. Internment will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Amy C. (MacLachlan) Cutler 2/28/2015 natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Maynard, MA

Amy C. (MacLachlan) Cutler 91, of Natick died peacefully Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis X. Cutler Sr., Boston Firefighter, who died in 2002. A Natick resident for 19 years, she was born in Newton and was the daughter of the late William and Anna (MacDonald) MacLachlan. Mrs. Cutler had resided in Newton Highlands, and previously in Brighton maintaining strong family ties in the area and was regarded as the Matriarch of the extended family. She was known for her astute shopping abilities and refined sense of style and dress. Mrs. Cutler was an active member of the Natick Senior Center, loved to read, and painted in watercolors. She enjoyed many years of vacationing with her family and sharing new adventures. She is survived by three children Francis X. "Lucky” Cutler, Jr. and his wife Maureen A. (King) of Framingham, Amy C. Magee and her husband Jeffrey of Framingham, Susan C. Hotz and her husband William J. of Natick, sisters Joan Meakin and her late husband Ralph of Maynard, Mary Jane Sutherland and her husband Robert of Natick, one brother William MacLachlan and his wife Helen of West Dennis, she was the sister of the late Barbara Farnham and her late husband Ralph. Also survived by her grandchildren Michelle Rosala and her husband John, Matthew Cutler and his wife Corrine, Amber Prockett and her husband Paul, Elizabeth Magee, Jeffrey Magee, Jr. and his wife Robyn, Lindsy Hotz and William “B.J.” Hotz Jr., great grandchildren Taylor, Jason, Ashley and Lucy, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, March 6th at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Linus Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment Edgell Grove Cemetery Framingham. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association 20 Speen Street Framingham MA 01701.


Lola (Tassinari) McGrail 2/28/2015 West Roxbury, MA / Framingham, MA / Roslindale, MA / Boston, MA / Dorchester, MA

McGrail --- Lola (Tassinari) of Framingham formerly of West Roxbury, February 28, 2015. Age 101. Beloved wife of the late Fred J. McGrail. Devoted daughter of the late Lindo and Evelyn (Vezzani) Tassinari. Loving mother of Carol Fletcher and her husband Richard of Braintree and Nannette Canniff and her husband Frederick of Randolph. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Sister of the late Bruna Tassinari and Cousin of William D. Murphy and his wife Ellen of Braintree. Retired Boston Public school teacher, member of the retired Boston Teacher’s Union, Trustee for the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Past President for the League of Catholic Women and long time member of the Holy Name Women’s Sodality. Visiting hours in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Tuesday, March 3, from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel at Carmel Terrace / St. Patrick’s Manor 933 Central St., Framingham, on Wednesday, March 4, at 10am. Visitation Wednesday morning beginning at 9:00am. Interment private. Donations may be made in Lola’s name to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation www.haitihealth.org 383 Eliot St., Suite 100, Newton, MA 02464 Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home www.lawlerfuneralhome.com 617-323-5600


Albert M. "Al" Chapman 2/26/2015 Natick, MA / Marlborough, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA

Albert M. “Al” Chapman of Marlborough passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Kindred Hospital of Natick at the age of eighty-four. Born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Hyram M. and Helen M. (Dansereau) Chapman. Albert enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly aboard the USS New Jersey during the Korean War and then joined the United States Marine Corp reserves after his discharge. Al played baseball and was the catcher for the Navy’s team while serving in the military. Even though he worked for over thirty years as a service manager with local car dealerships his favorite job was as the Athletic Director for the Pittsfield Boys Club during the 1950’s. Al was a semi-pro softball player, an avid golfer, coached little league and was a basketball referee. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol and a first-aid instructor for the American Red Cross. Al enjoyed the water, cruises and had a “one-liner” for every occasion. Mr. Chapman was the devoted husband of Bette T. (Tainter) Chapman of Marlborough and together they shared forty-six years of marriage. He was a loving father of Gary A. Chapman and his wife Susana of Plymouth, NH and the late Thomas F. Chapman. Cherished grandfather of Alejandra Chapman, also of Plymouth, NH. He was predeceased by five brothers and one sister and is survived by several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Sunday, March 1st from 2:00-5:00PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


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