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.

Kevin Ligouri 5/13/2017 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA / Framingham,MA

WORCESTER__Kevin Ligouri, 59 of Worcester, formerly of Framingham passed away peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 in his home. He leaves his wife, Heidi Rousseau Ligouri, his son, Matthew Tyler Scott Rousseau, his daughter, Erin Cathryn Pearl Ligouri all of Worcester; a grandson, Ryan Dillon James Ligouri of Worcester; a sister, Carolann Nordfeldt and her husband John of Framingham; a dear friend, Lisa Dumais of Worcester; Heidi’s two other sons who were close to his heart, Ethan Henry Isaiah Rousseau and Mason Alexander Thomas Rousseau. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends who adored him. Kevin was predeceased by his first wife Kathryn M. (Hohn) Ligouri, a brother, James Ligouri and two sisters, Susan M. McNichol and Claire Dykes. Kevin was born in Boston a son of James P. and Lorraine R. (Riordan) Ligouri and was raised in Framingham. He has lived in Worcester for 20 years. Kevin was a graduate of Newbury College, where he frequently made the Dean’s list. He was also recognized on Who’s Who Amongst Students during his time there. He worked as an ink technician for Avery Dennison Corp. in Framingham. He worked there many years before he retired. Kevin was an avid sports fan, his favorites were the Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He also followed the Celtics and Bruins. Every year in his home the Super Bowl was a huge event that many of his family and friends enjoyed. Kevin would cook all day For the Super Bowl. He was ecstatic during the last one when the Patriots made a huge comeback and won the game! Kevin enjoyed staying up to date on world events, he never missed the news. He enjoyed watching reality television shows such as Greatest Catch, Undercover Boss, Gold Rush, Tanked and Pawnstars. He loved TV, and even his sixty five inch flat screen started to become too small to him. Holidays were major events for Kevin, he looked forward to surprising the kids at Christmas and watching their faces light up. On holidays he spoiled everyone, especially his Grandson Ryan, and Ethan and Mason. Kevin always referred to the boys as “my little buddy” “my best friend”. One of Kevin’s other favorite holidays was Thanksgiving , boy was he always proud of his Turkey! Kevin enjoyed taking yearly family vacations, they were some of the happiest times of year for him. Kevin loved to cook almost as much as he loved his family. We have countless photographs of him smiling over a stove with a spatula in his hand. He often cooked so many great dishes. Kevin was the chef of the house! Kevin’s greatest accomplishments were his children and his grandson. Throughout the years Kevin never missed any sports games or school functions. He was an amazing family man, and always put his wife and children first. He had the best sense of humor, and always had something uplifting to say when people were feeling down, or sad. Whenever his children Matt, and Erin needed advice, he was always there to show the way. He was the glue of our family, our rock. Calling hours for Kevin will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Worcester. His funeral Mass will be held on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Stephen Church 251 Concord Rd., FRAMINGHAM. Burial will follow in All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made for his Grandson Ryan Ligouri in care of Erin Ligouri 76 Providence St, Worcester MA 01604.

Harriet A. (Hookailo) MacLean 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Harriet A. (Hookailo) MacLean died peacefully in the care and comfort of her loving and devoted husband and family on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 following a period of declining health. She was born in Boston the loving and caring daughter of the late Manuel S. Hookailo and Irene (Datz) Hookailo. Harriet is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Charles M. MacLean of Framingham. Devoted mother of Lisa G. Barker and her husband Michael of Worcester and Andrew P. Susan of Framingham. Harriet was the cherished Aunt of Terri Roberts and her husband Tad of Holliston and their children MacLean, Clifford, and Keira Harriet; Sandra Horne and her husband Kenneth of Framingham; Samantha Beard and her husband Eric of Natick and their children Abigail, Duncan and Liam; Sarah Mauro and her husband Brian of New York and their children Amanda and Nicholas; Robin Trovato of Sudbury and her children Kendall, Brendan, Matthew and Jessica; Jonathan LaPierre of Boston; William Scanlon and his wife Theresa of Framingham and their children Craig, Stephanie and Kelsie; Jeffrey Dame of Natick and his children Kyle, Karyssa and Meg; Matthew Dame and his wife Alicia of Billerica and their children Isaac and Isadora. She was the kind and caring sister-in-law of Jane LaPierre of Sudbury, Maureen Dame of Natick and John MacLean of Holliston. Harriet and Charlie began a beautiful love story many years ago with a strong commitment and love for each other that anyone who met them could see. They were each other’s source of joy, laughter, love and comfort. They embodied the meaning of true love. Harriet was a proud graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester. She spent a lot of time with her friends going to Nantasket Beach, the G & G Deli and the Hecht House. She has been a resident of Framingham for 57 years. She did volunteer work at Framingham Union Hospital and volunteered with the Metco Program as well as volunteered with Special Children in the Framingham, Natick and Newton Schools. She had a career in the field of law serving as a legal secretary for Judge Kolodny, Attorney Andrew Rogers and her husband before retiring. Harriet had many friends whom she loved and enjoyed sharing her unique sense of humor with. Those friends include Marilyn, Beverly, Jane and Carol. Harriet loved to shop, cook and shop some more. She truly enjoyed traveling with Charlie and her family throughout her life. Her most favorite trip was her honeymoon to China, Hong Kong and Hawaii and enjoyed her many visits to her second home, Aruba. Harriet was a hostess who thoroughly prepared her meals, the presentation from the appetizers to the desserts. Her culinary expertise was not only for family and friends but for her beloved pets as well. She loved to spoil everyone that she met and her husband, children and family were the center of her life. She enjoyed all people and will be fondly remembered by everyone as a beautiful, fashionable and thoughtful woman. She will be missed, never forgotten and always loved. Her family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte. 30), Wayland. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Harriet’s memory be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Katy Flagg 5/7/2017 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Lowell,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Katherine Ann “Katy” Flagg, age 37, of Framingham, a former longtime Natick resident, died on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Tufts New England Medical Center. Her husband, Raymond J. Bull, has long admired her fierce spirit and joy for life. Born, raised and educated in Natick, she was the only child of the late Alan H. and Janice M. (Vernon) Flagg. After graduating from Natick High School, Katy continued her education, earning both her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from Boston University. Katy was employed for several years with the Bose Corporation in their marketing area. In 2009, she accepted a position with PTC of Needham, where she honed her expertise as a marketing analyst. A martial arts enthusiast, quilter, and great cook, Katy will most be remembered for her warm outgoing personality and never failing sense of humor. She is survived by Raymond, whom she married on September 16, 2014; an aunt, Susan Kohlback and her husband Clint of Needham; three cousins, Judy Jerosky, Lee Ann Flagg-Goodwin, and Thu Le Flagg; her mother-in-law, Roz Bull of Lowell; and a brother-in-law, Alec Bull of Haverhill. In addition to her parents, Katy was also predeceased by her father-in-law, Raymond R. A. Bull. Her Funeral Service will be held in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 East Central Street, Natick, on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Katy’s memory to the Gift of Life Marrow Registry (

Pearla McHugh 5/7/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

The dearly beloved Pearla Ann McHugh, 79, passed Sunday May 7th, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Wife of the late Joseph (Mickey) McHugh, Pearla was the daughter of the late Ruth and Wilburt Ryan of Waltham. She was the sister of the late June Maguire, Hilda Shore, Eddie Ryan, and Larry Ryan. Mother of the late David McHugh of Natick. She is survived by her son Darren McHugh of Natick, her granddaughters Shari McHugh of Natick and Michelle Frazer of Hudson. As well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Pearla was raised in Waltham and deeply enjoyed time spent with those she loved. Throughout her life, she belonged to a tight knit group of friends that provided a second family to her and shared countless memories and adventures together. In Natick, her friends and co-workers at Fair & Yeager insurance agency, where she worked for more than 25 years, brought her so much joy. Always laughing and joking, she made those who loved her feeling happy and at home in her presence. She will be dearly missed. Visiting hours are Wednesday May 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. For directions and to sign the online guestbook please visit

Ellen M. Zarrillo 5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / West Roxbury,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ellen M. (Corcoran) Zarrillo, age 83, of Framingham, died peacefully early Thursday morning, May 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Louie Zarrillo. Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, she was the only child of the late Dennis and Mary (Butler) Corcoran. Ellen was a graduate of Saint Margaret’s School. She and Louie were married in 1951 and made their home in Dorchester prior to settling in West Roxbury in 1960. Ellen was employed for many years as the Comptroller for the Pipefitters’ Union Local 537, work she enjoyed so much that she didn’t retire until age 76. Always an active lady, she had bowled for years with leagues in Norwood, was hard pressed to miss Bingo night, and met with a close group of girlfriends each Thursday. She had an easy outgoing personality and her warmth and humor inspired friendships wherever she went. Socializing was her particular skill and pleasure, and she was happiest among her children, grandchildren, and more recently her extended family at Heritage in Framingham. Predeceased by Louie in 1983, she is survived by her much loved children, Denise Fiandaca and her husband Joe of Framingham, Lou Zarrillo and his wife Alice of Norton, and Lisa Gauthier and her husband Roger of Wenham; and her adored grandchildren, Danielle Fiandaca, Chris and Joey Gauthier, and Kaitlin Zarrillo. Her funeral will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common on Monday, May 8th at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, 3 – 6 PM. Donation’s in Ellen’s memory may be made to Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc., 28 Tozer Road, Beverly, MA 01915. (

Ruby (Harris) Welch-Chance 4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

Ruby Welch-Chance, age 97, of Framingham passed away peacefully at the Kathleen Daniels Nursing Home on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Ruby was the wife of the late Richard A. Welch. Born, raised and educated in Edenton, NC, Ruby was the daughter of the late Walter and Penelope (Jordan) Harris. She is survived by her son Richard W. Welch, three grandsons, two granddaughters, 4 great-grandsons, five great granddaughters and one great great-granddaughter. Ruby is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Billie F. (Daniels) Welch and her grandson Derek Welch. A Funeral Service, under the direction of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 A.M. in the New Jerusalem Church, 10 Frederick Street, Framingham, MA 01702.

Mr. Steven Angelo Vano 4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Andover,MA / North Andover,MA / Sudbury,MA / Waltham,MA / Wareham,MA / Framingham,MA

Mr. Steven Angelo Vano of Andover, cherished son, a loyal brother, a devoted father, beloved husband of Katherine O. (White) Vano of 31 years, passed away unexpectedly at the Winchester Hospital on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017. He was 58 years old. Born in Waltham on October 3, 1958, he was the son of Caroline A. (Martino) Vano and the late Amato A. Vano. Steve was a graduate of Bentley College and had worked as a Global Credit and Collections Manager for many years. In his spare time, Steve enjoyed cooking with his daughter, Sam, as well as watching and coaching his son, Joe, in a variety of sports. Every Saturday morning, Steve would get up to scramble Kenny, his four legged companion, an egg. He also took great pleasure in watching the Boston Sports Team's and serving as a leader in the church and community, but above all his family meant the world to him. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy, his loving children; Samantha C. Vano and Joseph A. Vano, both of Andover. His siblings; Dennis A. and his wife Patty J. Vano of Sudbury, Gina M. Fournier of Framingham and Brian E. Vano of Wareham. His in-laws; Sue and her husband Jim White of Maine, Danny and his wife Laura White of New Jersey, Diane and her husband Bob Palazzi of New Jersey, Fred Swart of New Jersey and the late Terry Swart. He will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews and friends, as well as his dog, Kenny. A Celebration of his Life will be held in the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4 PM. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Interment will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, donations in support of the Vano children’s education, in Stevens memory, can be made payable to, Kathy Vano, Care of West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover Ma, 01810. For additional information, please visit,

Louise (Genereux) Doyen 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Louise (Genereux) Doyen, 92, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by her family on Monday, April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health. She was born in Southbridge, MA on October 4, 1924 the daughter of the late Joseph A. Genereux and Margaret (Connell) Genereux. Louise was the beloved wife of the late Raymond F. Doyen who died on April 29, 1996. She was the devoted mother of Robert A. Doyen and his wife Barbara Doyen of Old Lyme, CT; Margaret “Peggy” Higgins and her husband Deacon Geoffrey Higgins of Wayland and Nancy E. Allen and her husband John Allen of Brewster. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Higgins and his wife Jenna of Philadelphia, PA, Thomas, Holly and Elizabeth Allen all of Brewster and a great-granddaughter Olivia Small. Sister of Robert Genereux of Daytona Beach, FL and the late Charles Genereux. Louise was a resident of Fishers Island, New York for over 50 years and moved to Brewster, MA where she resided for 20 years before moving to Framingham in September of 2016. She received her BS in Education from Wheaton College and her Masters in Education from the University of Connecticut. For many years, she was the English teacher for grades 9 – 12 at Fishers Island High School before retiring. While living in Fishers Island, she was a long time active communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church. In her earlier years, she and her husband Raymond loved to golf and ski. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow in to adulthood. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her dearly. At the request of her family, there will be no funeral home visitations. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Our Lady of Grace, Alpine Avenue, Fishers Island, NY. Interment will follow in the family lot in Fishers Island Cemetery in NY. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in her memory may be sent to the Fishers Island Fire Dept, PO BOX 123, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

Linda Anne-Marie (Boucher) Carmel 4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Linda Anne-Marie (Boucher) Carmel, 79, of Framingham and formerly of Natick died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 79. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 1st, 1938, the eldest daughter of the late Joseph Edmond and Marie Cecile (Castonguay) Boucher. Linda lived in Hartford, CT during World War II, and then grew up in Waltham, MA, where she graduated from Waltham High School in 1956. She then went on to study nursing at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing and graduated from that program in 1960. She served as a nurse for more than forty years, at locations such as the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Boston, Saint John’s Hospital in Oxnard CA, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, MA, Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham, and finally retired from the Carlyle House Nursing Home in Framingham in 2010. She provided hospice care for both of her parents in turn, so they were each able to pass into heaven from their long-time Waltham home. Linda married Leon J. Carmel of Waltham on September 9th, 1961 at Saint Joseph’s Church in Waltham. Throughout her married life, she lived in West Newton, MA; Sonoma, CA; Vallejo, CA; Oxnard, CA; and Natick, MA. She moved to Wilson Gardens in Framingham in 1998. She was predeceased by Leon Carmel and both her parents. She is survived by three sons; Todd of Framingham, Chris and his wife Sandy of Framingham and Fairhaven, MA; Mark and his wife Amy of Springfield, VA; and two grandchildren; Margaret Carmel of Lynchburg, VA, and Eric Carmel of Chesapeake, VA. She is also survived by one brother, Thomas Boucher and his wife Sharon of Punta Gorda, FL; one sister, Gail Bernadette (Bunny) Vazquez of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend Linda’s funeral on Saturday April 22 at 8:00 AM from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home,4 Park St. Natick, (at the Natick Common), followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in St.Patrick Church Church, Natick. Burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery Cemetery, South Natick. Visiting hours at the funeral Home will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be given to the American Lung Association.

Pedro Gonzalez 4/13/2017 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Boylston,MA / Natick,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Pedro “Pello” Gonzalez, age 63, a kind and loving man, died at his Framingham home surrounded by those he loved, early Thursday morning, April 13, 2017. Born, raised, and educated in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was one of the fifteen children of the late Celestino and Marcelina (Berrios) Gonzalez. Pedro came to Massachusetts in 1980 and has made Framingham his home ever since. He had been employed with Ken’s Foods between 1990 and 2009, and in 1992, started a housekeeping business. Pedro continued to operate the business, of which he was very proud, until his passing. Pedro, an amazing individual who brightened up a room the moment he walked in, was affectionately known as “Pello” - one who would give the shirt off his back to help others. He was an extraordinary father, son, and uncle, a wonderful grandfather, true friend, and a fighter. Pello had no problem beating anyone at dominos and made sure those he was playing knew it. Pello has touched many hearts in many different ways and truly will be missed. He was a thoughtful, caring man, whose joy in life he readily shared with others. The former husband friend of Ramona Ruiz and Magdalena Alvarez, Pedro is survived by six children, Pedro Gonzalez, Jr., Lourdes Gonzalez, Lissette Gonzalez, Alicia Gonzalez, Magtirsa Ferreira, and Jonathan Gonzalez; ten grandchildren, Jaedin Garcet, Julitza Cruz, Elena Guzman, Lisa Guzman, Joseph Pabon, Jeremiah Gonzalez, Juliza Alcantara, Jaxson Ferreira, Bentley Gonzalez, and Kingston Gonzalez; two great-grandchildren, Daniella and Aubree Velazquez; his brothers and sisters, Carmen Gonzalez, Marcelino Gonzalez, Tomas Gonzalez, Antonio Gonzalez, Cristobal Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Celestino Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, William Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Geraldo Gonzalez, Milagros Rivera Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, and Miriam Santiago Gonzalez; and a large and loving extended family of relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Sunday, April 23rd from 2 – 6PM. Personal reflections of Pedro’s life will begin at 5:00PM. Pello will be laid to rest at Edgell Gove Cemetery, 38 Grove Street, Framingham, on Monday following a service at his gravesite at 10:30AM.

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