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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.


James A. Hand 7/25/2015 Medway, MA / Bellingham, MA / Framingham, MA

James A. Hand, 77, of Bellingham died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Washington, D.C. on September 20, 1937, he was the son of the late Ellsworth Joseph and Elizabeth (Clouser) Hand. Jim was a resident of Bellingham since 2004 and formerly resided in Framingham. Jim earned a bachelor of science in physics from Washington College, an MBA in management from Hofstra University, and a Master Certificate in computer programming from Boston University. Before his retirement, he worked at Draper Labs in Cambridge for 30 years. Jim served on the Missions Ministry Team at the Medway Village Church. He enjoyed artwork, specializing in recreating masterpiece paintings. Jim was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was especially proud of his work on the Apollo Space Project that was celebrated with a document that contained his signature (along with the other NASA employees) being carried to the moon on the first landing mission. He is survived by his longtime beloved companion Barbara L. Thibault of Medway, two sons, Scott Hand of Watertown and Glen Hand of North Grafton and two daughters, Jamie Bradley of Framingham and Kerry Brown of Upton. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother Robert Hand of Texas, and his former wife, Judy (Merget) Hand of Georgia. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Medway Village Church, 170 Village St. in Medway on Saturday, August 1 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Medway. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 -8 p.m. in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com). In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Medway Village Church Memorial Fund, 170 Village St., Medway, MA 02053.


Russell C. Scannell 7/20/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Russell C. Scannell of Natick passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. He was sixty-nine years old and the husband of Carol Ann (Wadley) Scannell of Natick for forty-seven years. Born in Natick on June 1, 1946, he was raised in Wellesley and a 1964 graduate of Wellesley High School. Mr. Scannell was a carpenter by trade and worked for the Ernest Comeau Construction Corp. of Weston and John R. Elander & Son, Inc. of Waltham for many years and also owned and operated Scannell Construction now run by his son Michael. Russell was a Natick resident for the last thirty-two years and enjoyed fishing in both salt and fresh water; carpenter work, vegetable gardening, his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, but he especially loved his grandchildren. He was the father of Michael R. Scannell and his wife Chrissy of Hopkinton, Jill I. Tolson and her husband Christopher also of Hopkinton and the late Jennifer Carol Scannell. He was a cherished grandfather of William R. and Madelyn P. Scannell and Michaela L. and Hailey R. Tolson. Brother of Charlotte Follansbee and her husband Art of Fairfax Station, Virginia, James Scannell and his wife Martha of Franklin and the late Richard Scannell and his wife Frances of Medway. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, July 23rd from 4:00-7:00PM. Russell’s funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Friday morning, July 24th at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to the Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Margaret A. Anderson 7/17/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Margaret A. “Peggy” (Lindsey) Anderson of Framingham, formerly of Newton and Tamworth, NH, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham surrounded by her loving family. She was eighty-one years old and the wife of the late Richard C. Anderson. Born in Boston on April 16, 1934, she was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Stack) Lindsey. Raised in Jamaica Plain, she graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and then lived Wellesley from the age of eighteen. Peggy worked as a laboratory technician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for many years, a clerk with J C Penny in New Hampshire, Kramer Electronics and Hebert Candy Store. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, jewelry, camping, dancing, shopping, singing and making dolls. Margaret was a resident of Newton for fifteen years, lived in Tamworth, New Hampshire for nineteen years where she was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and spent the last five years in Framingham. Mrs. Anderson was a loving mother of Robert C. Anderson and his wife RoseAnn of Randolph, Debra A. Lampasona and her fiancé Richard Butler of Ashland, James V. Anderson, also of Ashland and Donna E. Dewar and her husband Bryan of Framingham. A Cherished grandmother of John Anderson and his girlfriend Yuki Kanai of Lexington, James Anderson and his wife Susie of Framingham, Stephanie Lampasona of Ashland, Kristina Eidelman and her husband Matthew of Westborough, Daniel Lampasona of Ashland and Chelsea Campbell and her fiancé Gregory Powers of Milford. Doting great grandmother of Morgan and Heidi Anderson of Framingham and Dominic and Logan Eidelman of Westborough. Caring sister of Frances Archibald and her companion Bob Weir of Florida, Jean Benoit and her husband George also of Florida, Diane Luther and her husband Anthony of Connecticut, Robert Lindsey of Maine, Albert Lindsey and his wife Barbara, also of Maine, Gerard Lindsey and his wife Paula of Hudson, Steven Lindsey and his wife Betsy of Framingham and the late Frank “Skip” Lindsey and his wife Sue of Natick. Peggy’s Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, July 22nd at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley will follow. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, July 21st from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Ann C. Morris 7/12/2015 Natick, MA / Sherborn, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Bellingham, MA

SHERBORN: Ann C. (Fair) Morris, age 90, of Sherborn, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, July 12, 2015, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She had been the devoted wife of the late Robert P. Morris for 55 years. Born in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late John V. and Anna M. (Kadlik) Fair. Ann was raised and educated in Natick and graduated with the Natick High School Class of 1942. Ann and Bob were married in 1947, and a few years later settled in Sherborn. Ann created a warm and loving home for her growing family and enjoyed summers in cottages at Lunenburg’s Hickory Hill Lake, and later, Falmouth. She looked forward to Bingo nights with her sisters, and just this spring proudly attended high school graduation exercise for her grandson Matthew. Predeceased by her husband in 2002, she is survived by their three sons, Robert T. “Tim” Morris and his wife Regina of Ashland, Sean M. Morris of South Harwich, and Todd P. Morris of Bellingham; two grandchildren, Matthew Morris and LeeAnn Morris; sisters Rita Shavone and Ruth Casali; bother-in-law Harold Morris; and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Katherine M. Morris, Matilda Adams, and John Fair. A private funeral service was held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, followed by burial in Saint Patrick Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, 209 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760.


James David Suddath 7/10/2015 Framingham, MA / Plainville, MA / Wellesley, MA / Medway, MA

FRAMINGHAM: James (Jim) David Suddath, 69, a Framingham resident, died on July 10 at Parmenter’s Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland following a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Son of the late Robert and Betsy Suddath, Jim was born in Baltimore, MD, and raised in Wellesley and Framingham. He graduated from Framingham South High School and attended Northeastern University. At the time of his death, he was employed by Putnam Investments in Andover, and had previously worked at Boston Scientific Corporation in Natick. “Grampa Jim” was “the biggest fan” at his grandchildren’s soccer, football, and baseball games and at their scouting, school, and birthday events. He was also a loyal Red Sox and Patriots follower. He leaves his wife, Carol M. Suddath of Framingham, and a close step-family: Lisa and Carl Olivo of Franklin and Patrick, Lauren, and Tyler; Linda and Scott Hastings of Plainville and Kaitlyn, Ryan, and Hunter; and Christa and Mark Branigan of Medway and Delaney and Jack. He is also survived by two children, Kama Suddath and Michael Suddath; a brother, Robert Suddath; and a sister, Sandra Lamont. Honoring Jim’s wishes, there are no services planned. Arrangements are being handled by John Everett & Sons, 4 Park Street at Natick Common. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Ryan Hastings Trust Fund in care of the Hastings Family, 6 Maple Terrace, Plainville, MA, 02762.


Catherine D. Haley 7/9/2015 Natick, MA / Southbridge, MA / Holliston, MA / Dover, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Catherine D. Quayle Haley, age 60, a spirited lady with a passion for wildlife and the outdoors, died peacefully after battling cancer at her daughter’s Natick home on Thursday, July 9, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones and fur babies. She had been the loving companion and wife of Roy J. Haley for past 34 years. Born in Cambridge, and raised in Natick, she was the daughter of Thomas E. Quayle, Sr., of Natick, and the late Dorothy (Paradis) Quayle. Cathy graduated from Natick High School in 1973, and married and started a family. Cathy was employed at the Filene’s Basement warehouse in Natick for several years prior to working in the hospitality industry. She was employed with Red Roof Inns in Southborough and Framingham as a night auditor and later with Howard Johnson’s in Natick in the same capacity. For the past fifteen years, Cathy has been a vender correspondent with BJ’s Wholesale Club. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren, being silly and becoming one of the kids with them. Cathy loved to laugh and her great sense of humor remained strong throughout her illness. Between her humor and stubborn streak she was able to fight her disease until the end. In years past she had enjoyed camping and hiking, horseback riding, and visiting zoos and the New England Aquarium. Family Bar-B–Qs were favorites, as well as watching movies, particularly if John Wayne was in it, listening to Elvis Presley, and crocheting. Her love of nature and observing wildlife was met in the home and property that she and Roy purchased in Southbridge 16 years ago. In the midst of a large lot of unspoiled land, Cathy could walk and observe any number of birds and animals at her leisure. She had a great love for her cats and dogs, a couple of whom were transported from Southbridge to be with her this past week. In addition to Roy and her father, Cathy is survived by a daughter, Lorna Quayle and her companion Scott Celorier of Natick; a son, Keith Carruthers of Holliston; two grandchildren, Ariana Subilosky and Devin Kiser of Natick; and her former husband and friend Reginald J. Carruthers of Holliston. Sister of Thomas Quayle, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Dover, Margaret O’Donnell and her companion Glenn Anthony of Natick, and “baby brother” John Quayle and his wife Laura of Webster, she is also survived by an aunt, Jerre Quayle of Cambridge, a number of truly devoted friends, among them Leatrice Phillips of Framingham, Joan Wright of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Becky Newell and Joan Meissner of Southbridge, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Wednesday, July 15th from 4 – 7PM, ending with a service of remembrance. The family would like everyone to be comfortable and please wear their favorite pair of jeans, even if ripped, because that is how Cathy lived her life – comfortably. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cancer Center at Harrington, 55 Sayles Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.


R. Frances Fay 7/7/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Shrewsbury, MA

NATICK: R. Frances “Frannie” (Mailhiot) Fay, age 83, a long time Natick resident, died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, July 7, 2015, at Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, her home for the past eight years. She was the devoted wife of the late Richard David Fay for 46 years. Born in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late Francoise A. and Mary Elizabeth (Bell) Mailhiot. She was raised in Natick and continued her education at secretarial school after her graduation from Natick High School. Frannie then worked in the office at her family’s business, Natick Sheet Metal, for several years. The Fays were married in 1954 and made their home in Natick. Frannie became employed with the Zayre Corporation, later TJX, where she worked as an executive secretary for over 35 years. She enjoyed nature walks, tending her gardens, and crocheting. By all accounts a fantastic cook, Frannie was also possessed of a sharp wit, sometimes acerbic but always fun, and exuded a warmth that won her many friends and happy acquaintances throughout her life. Predeceased by Richard in 2000, their son, Stephen V. Fay in 2014, and son-in-law Brian Markey in 2006, she is survived by their daughter, Diane M. Markey and her fiancé Ed Costa of Shrewsbury; their daughter-in-law, DeDe (Della Torre) Fay of Natick; three grandchildren, Jennifer Markey and her husband Mike Carreiro of Westborough, and David Markey and Laura Markey, both of Shrewsbury; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Mary Alice Mailhiot Martins-Queiros, Francis “Sonny” Mailhiot, and Philip Mailhiot. Her funeral service will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, July 11th at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends may gather with the family beginning at 9:30AM. Burial will be in Saint Patrick Cemetery. Donations in Frannie’s memory may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 6 Beech St., Framingham, MA 01702.


Dr. Peter M. Vassilev 7/3/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Sherborn, MA

Peter M. Vassilev, age 68, of Sherborn, died on Friday evening, July 3, 2015. It was a beautiful sunny day – peaceful and quiet. He was the loving husband of Marie K. Vassilev, with whom he shared 44 years of married life. Peter was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, the son of the late Michael and Margarita Vassilev. He received his medical degree in 1972 from the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria and his PhD in 1983 from the Bulgarian Academy of Science. He devoted his life to the research and study of electrophysiology – creating new experimental methods, applying it to new fields and publishing more than 60 research papers in journals such as Nature, Science, the American Journal of Physiology and many others. After immigrating to the United States in 1983 with his family, he worked at Michigan State University and the University of Washington, and finally spent 24 years serving as the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Endocrine/Hypertension Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Physiology) at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his professional passions, Peter was passionate about his Christian faith, hiking, running, nature, history and astronomy. He and his wife hosted the Bulgarian delegation at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. since 1991, and he loved hiking, was a long distance runner and had an encyclopedic knowledge of History and the Universe. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their two children, Michael and his wife Rozalina of Bulgaria, and Peter and his wife Miriam of Brooklyn, New York; their four grandchildren, Beatrix, George, Michael and Ivana; his sister Stefka of Bulgaria; and his niece, Milena Pavlova, her husband Svetlin Abadjiev and their two children Michael and Daniel of Watertown. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 4PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Commons. A memorial service will begin at 7:00PM. His family is currently organizing a fund for charitable donations to be made in his memory in support of the study of Electrophysiology. For anyone interested in making a donation, please email ppvassilev@yahoo.com and the family will be in touch with additional details.


Doris V. Neale 7/2/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Doris Viola Neale passed away peacefully at the Riverbend Nursing Home of South Natick on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was ninety-three years old and the daughter of the late Everett H. and Eunice L. (West) Neale. Born and raised in Natick, she is survived by her nieces: Majorie Roberts of Natick and Dorothy Busch of San Antonio, Texas; nephews: Robert Capen of Holliston, Everett Capen of Natick, John Capen of Ashland, Fred Prouty of New Hampshire and many grand nieces, nephews and their families. Doris was predeceased by sisters: Effie Gay, Blanche Capen, Ethel Prouty, Irene Temple, Ida Busch, Mildred Neale and Dorothy Neale brothers: Wilfred and Everett Neale. She was a long time copyist for the General Electric and Timex companies. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, July 13th at 5PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris’ memory may be made to the Ashland Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 71 Union St., Ashland, MA 01721. Arrangements by The John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Antonetta V. Ekonomy 7/2/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Antonetta “Nettie” (Verdy) Ekonomy, age 86, of Framingham, passed away on Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, at Saint Patrick’s Manor. She had been the devoted wife of William P. Ekonomy for 42 years at the time of his death in 1994. Born and raised in Framingham, Nettie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gligeria (Kreshpani) Verdy. She was a 1947 graduate of Framingham High School. Nettie was a member of the Annunciation Orthodox Church in Natick throughout her life, and had enjoyed her membership with the church’s women’s club, Vetetima. Employed with Jordan Marsh in Framingham for 28 years, she retired in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Karl Ekonomy and his wife Janet of Texas, and James Ekonomy and his wife Kimberly Kayser of Natick; four grandchildren, Kristin Tidwell and her husband Cody, and Justin Ekonomy of Texas, and Victoria Ekonomy and Alexis Ekonomy of Natick; her brother, Elias “Lou” Verdy of Framingham; and a sister-in-law, Mary Verdy, also of Framingham. She was also the aunt of Michael Verdy and his wife Dorrie, Brian Verdy, Karen Kisty and her husband Jeff, and Lynne Redonnett and her husband Dave. Nettie was predeceased by her brother, Basil Verdy, Mary’s husband, and sister-in-law Helen Verdy, Lou’s wife. Her funeral will be held in the Annunciation Orthodox Church, 37 Washington Street, Natick, on Tuesday, July 7th at 10:30AM. She will then be laid to rest next to William at Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, July 6th from 4 – 7PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Antonetta’s memory to the Annunciation Orthodox Church at the above address.


Ernie Dignan 6/27/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Ernie Dignan, an extraordinary man, 71 years young, passed away peacefully at the Edgewater Hospice Care Center where he received comforting care. He lived with his devoted wife of 33 years and caregiver, Carol Dignan of Edgewater, FL. He was the son of the late Charles and Alice Dignan, a brother of the late Charles (Chuck) Dignan and is survived by his brother Laurence “Larry” Dignan and his wife Lynne of Gardner, Ma; his children: daughter, Sandy Wild and her husband Jeff of Queensbury, N.Y.; his son Carl MacNeal; his stepchildren (who were his kids in his mind); daughter Cheryl Bossel-man and her Fiancé the late Mike Henley of Deltona, FL; his daughter Cindie Pagano and her husband Joe of Framingham, Ma; his daughter Tricia Wood-yard and her husband Tom of Deltona, FL; his son Jim MacDonald and his wife Christine of Natick and his late son Kenny Mac-Donald. He also is survived by his 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved and treasured so much! Ernie was the most amazing and selfless man! His beloved wife was married to him for 33 years. He learned much acceptance from the recovery program of AA and he would have been sober 35 years on February 4th. This allowed him to fight the brutal battle with ALS for 2 years and 8 months with such dignity and continued humor. He put himself in 6 studies at the Mayo Clinic (one required him to voluntarily have a spinal tap 3 times a year) and included donating his body to help find a cure for this horrible disease. When people asked him why he did this he would say, "It gives me a purpose and it's the right thing to do"!! He retired from the Daytona Speedway after working security at the racetrack for 10 years......he so loved racing!!! He belonged to SCCA and flagged at races in New England before he moved to Florida in 1997. His hobbies were writing poetry, watching the races, reading, playing words with friends on his IPad (until ALS took that away from him) and spending as much time with his wife (whom he adored) and enjoying the flower gardens in his backyard. He was a man of "simple pleasures". His "Celebration of Life" will be held on Saturday, June 27th at noon in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to the ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619 in honor of Ernest Dignan or you can go to webfl.alsa.org to donate online. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Harvey B. Newman 6/26/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Harvey B. Newman of Natick passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Wingate at Sudbury Nursing Home. He was seventy-five years old, a carpenter and had a love for the Native American Indians and their culture. Born in Medford, he was raised in Natick and a graduate of Natick High School. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and wood carving. He lived in North Conway, New Hampshire for twenty years before returning to his hometown of Natick. Son of the late Douglas T. and Lynthel R. (Butler) Newman and loving father of Carla R. Newman of Natick, he adored his two grandchildren Katie and Robby Beausoleil also of Natick. Caring brother of Virginia Mayo of Natick, Douglas Newman of NC, Francis Taylor Newman of Needham, Henry Newman and his wife Sherri of AZ, Dorothy Newman of FL, Stephen Newman and his wife Helen of Framingham, Barbara Munroe and her husband Ronald also of Framingham, Carol Ogle and her husband Kenneth of Bellingham and the late Joan Whetton, George “Roland” Newman, Theodore Newman, Eleanor Mattingly and John Newman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held in the Eliot Church of South Natick, 45 Eliot St., on Tuesday, June 30th from 10:00AM till Noon. A Funeral Service will begin at Noon and burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Contributions in Harvey's name may be made to the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home to help pay funeral and burial costs. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Robert D. Ward 6/20/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Grafton, MA

Robert D. Ward of Grafton, formerly of Natick passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the UMASS Medical Center of Worcester. He was fifty-four years old. Born in Worcester on July 29, 1960 he was the son of the late Robert L. and Shirley J. (Pulsifer) Ward. Raised in Natick, he was a 1978 graduate of Natick High School where he was a member of the football team. Robert worked for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for seventeen years and was an incident response manager and a liaison for MEMA. He was a devoted husband, amazing father, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend. Bob always put his family first, enjoyed coaching little league in Grafton, playing golf and the Boston Bruins. He was a devoted husband of Susan D. (Ross) Ward of Grafton and together they shared twenty-two years of marriage. He was a loving father of Hannah, Jack and Sara Ward all of Grafton. Brother of James Ward and his wife Ann-Marie of Seattle, WA, Ellen Fresh and her husband Tim of Holliston, Anne Boerman and her husband Thom of Maynard and Mike Ward and his wife Natalia of Webster. Nephew of Frances McElligott of Waltham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, June 25th 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. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 24th from 4:00-8:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick. Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, AHA-ASA, Founders Affiliates, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Edward F. Tierney, Jr. 6/10/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA / Yarmouth, MA / Winchester, MA

Edward F. Tierney, Jr., formerly of Natick, passed away on June 10, 2015 at the Avow Hospice House in Naples, Florida. He was eighty-two years old. He was the beloved husband of Barbara M. (Fitzgerald) Tierney, sharing 58 years of marriage. Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Capt. Edward and Lillian (Murphy) Tierney. He attended Cambridge schools and served in the United States Army, being honorably discharged in 1955. After his marriage to Barbara in 1956, they enjoyed a life together with their two children, Mary Beth and Eddie in Natick, where Ed was a hockey enthusiast, coaching and refereeing hockey at the Natick rink for many years. Ed was in the printing business for over 30 years, officially retiring in 1996. After retirement, he and Barbara enjoyed spending their time in their homes in Naples, FL, Tuftonboro, NH, and Massachusetts, most recently in Weymouth. Mr. Tierney enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, golfing and swimming in Florida, and spending time with his five grandchildren in Massachusetts. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Ed is survived by his two children, daughter Mary Beth Tello and her husband Guillermo of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and son, Edward Tierney and his wife Danielle of Weymouth, MA, and by five grandchildren: Nicolas Tello of New York, NY; Liam Tello of Santo Domingo, DR and Eoin, Maggie and Campbell Tierney of Quincy and Weymouth, MA. He is also survived by his sister, Regina Tierney, of Belmont, MA; his sisters-in-law Nancy Hobson of Pittsfield and Charlotte Martorana of Natick, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, June 15th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, Natick at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Lois Louise O'Leary 6/8/2015 Natick, MA / Dover, MA / Franklin, MA / Framingham, MA / Hopkinton, MA

NATICK: Lois “Louise” (Bell) O’Leary, age 81, of Natick, died on Monday morning, June 8, 2015, at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. She was the loving wife of the late William L. “Bill” O’Leary, with whom she shared 56 years of married life. Born, raised and educated in Jacksonville, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca (Sandler) Bell. She continued her education at the New England Conservatory of Music, earning degrees in music and music education. Louise and Bill were married on May 30, 1956, her 22nd birthday. Louise created a warm and loving home for their growing family, focusing on family, faith, and education. A talented musician, Louise for years played the organ at weekend Masses in Saint Bernard’s Church of West Newton and Most Precious Blood Church in Dover. She also shared her talent on Holy Days, at the Sacraments of Confirmation and Marriage, and at countless funerals where her gift brought a moment of solace to many. Louise was passionate about music and her faith, but her true loves were her large immediate and extended families. Predeceased by Bill in 2012, she is survived by their nine children, John J. O’Leary and Verna Mims of Hopkinton, Robert W. “Bill” and his wife Clare of Taunton, Anne E. O’Leary of Natick, Robert C. “Bob” O’Leary and his wife Christine of Carlisle, David L. O’Leary and his wife Kathleen of Framingham, Mark P. O’Leary and his wife Linda K. Marino of Dover, Patricia L. LaCascia and her husband Charles of Hopkinton, Alicia J. O’Leary Garvey and her husband Daniel of Natick, and Katherine R. Elkins and her husband Stephen of Franklin; 17 much loved grandchildren, Kaitlyn O'Leary and Zachary Lesser, Andreas O’Leary Reinholdsson, Christopher, Luke and Myles O’Leary, Sean, Fiona and Maeve O’Leary, Emily and Erin O’Leary, Sam, Emma and Max LaCascia, Kyle Harmon, and Nick and Julia Elkins; a brother-in-law, Paul O’Leary and his wife Barbara of Taunton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Jane Cohen and David John Bell. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, June 12th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Precious Blood Church, 30 Centre Street, Dover, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, 4 – 7PM. Donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the Buddy Dog Humane Society of Sudbury, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, or the New England Conservatory Annual Fund, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


Dorothy A. (Varney) Peters 6/5/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Dorothy A. (Varney) Peters “Dot” of Yarmouthport and formerly of Natick passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. She was seventy-nine years old. Born in Auburn, Massachusetts on February 25, 1936, she was the loving daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Hamilton) Varney. She was raised mostly in Natick and worked her way up to bank manager through her thirty-two year career with the Guarantee 1st Trust Bank of Natick and later Natick Federal Bank. Dot was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend. She enjoyed being a homebody, going out to dinner, visiting friends, shopping, laughing, the beach, reading, Christmas, was always upbeat, funny and could tell a good joke. She loved going to Newport, Rhode Island and Cape Cod; where she lived for the last nine years and having wine therapy with her sister-bister club. Dorothy decided to change locations when she worked at the bank in Sherwood Plaza in Natick to the Natick Shopping Center Branch and every employee from Sherwood Plaza demanded to move with her. She loved her job and all her customers. She was the devoted wife of James R. Peters of Yarmouthport and together they shared forty-two years of marriage. Dorothy was the loving mother of Bonnie Bradford of Yarmouthport and Pam Leitao and her husband Carl of N. Attleboro. Cherished grandmother of William Bradford, Jr. of Yarmouthport, Andrea Capistran and her partner Daniel Fischer of New York City, Charles Leitao and his wife Meghan of Roslindale and Ann Marie Leitao of Quincy. Caring sister of Barbara Coville and her husband John of Marshfield, Richard Varney and his wife Helen of Southborough, Nancy Dunham and the late Richard of Sudbury, Robert Varney and his wife Karen of Upton, Janet Nix of Plymouth and the late June Place and Albert Varney. Sister-in-law of Paul Peters and his wife Nancy of Natick and Nancy Van Tassel and her husband Gordon, also of Natick. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, June 11th at 10:00AM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick will follow. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 10th from 5:00-8:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in Dot’s memory may be made to Hope Health Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E. Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kevin J. Rooney 6/5/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Waltham, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Kevin J. Rooney of Natick, a retired mail clerk with Houghton Mifflin of Boston, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Hebrew Senior Life Center of Roslindale. He was eighty-three years old. Born and raised in Waltham, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ruth (Fahy) Rooney. He attended Lawrence Academy and Boston College and then Kevin spent over fifteen years working with Houghton Mifflin Publishers of Boston. He was an avid Boston Sports Fan especially the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics and was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s and St. Linus Churches of Natick. He loved to read, write and dabble as an artist; however, he passion was singing. He was a member of the Sunshine Coral Group at the Hebrew Center and the Natick Senior Center’s Goldenaires. Mr. Rooney was the brother of the late Ruth Grupposo and her late husband Anthony and a loving uncle of Mark Grupposo of Natick, uncle and Godfather of John Grupposo and his wife Diana of Tampa, Florida, Ellen Knott and her husband Steve of Natick and Joanne Miga and her husband Christopher of Franklin. Also survived by nine great nieces and nephews. Funeral from The John Everett & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11th at 8:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours Thursday morning from 8:00-9:30AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


A. Lewis Brackley 6/4/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

A. Lewis Brackley of Natick, MA, passed away after a long illness on June 4 at his home in the company of his beloved wife and best friend, Margaret Sue (Koehnline), and their two cats. Lew and Margaret had just celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary. Lew was born in Stoneham, MA, on January 24, 1933, to Dorris and Almon Lewis Brackley, and grew up on a farm in Kingfield, ME. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1954 with a B.A. in economics, then served in the U.S. Army for two years. When he finished his military service, Lew earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University, then went to work as a comptroller for ICON. He retired at a young age, then pursued a career in real estate. Lew, who was well-known for his sharp intelligence and quick, sometimes biting wit, enjoyed playing cards and such board games as Trivial Pursuit with his extended family, playing golf, and taking road trips to Florida and Maine with his wife. In addition to Margaret, Lew is survived by his three children and their spouses, all of whom are blessed to have known him: Dana and Paul Huekell of Natick, MA; Martha and Richard Hogan of Simsbury, CT; and David and Susan Brackley of Old Lyme, CT. Lew will also be missed by his six grandchildren, Lewis and Sarah Huekell, Jessica and Zachary Hogan, and Faith and Drew Brackley. Donations in Lew’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Benedict J. Gallo 6/3/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Hopkinton, MA

Benedict J. “Ben” Gallo of Natick, a retired microbiologist, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence of Wayland after a long illness. He was eighty-one years old. Son of the late Francesco and Maria Carmella (Bruno) Gallo, he was born an American Citizen in Malvito, Italy on March 2, 1934 and raised from the age of three in Mamaroneck, New York. Ben graduated from Arch Bishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York and received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his second master’s from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Gallo continued his education and earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1976. An early career teaching high school was followed by a second career as a research microbiologist at the Soldiers Systems Command, Natick Labs from 1976 until his retirement in 1995. He was recognized as the first scientist to patent a microorganism and eventually his research obtained three patents for the United States Army. During his retirement Ben enjoyed his daily three-mile walk through the Natick Stop & Shop, Fran’s Flowers and Building #19’s parking lots. A member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick, he was a resident of Natick since 1976. Ben was the devoted husband of Mary F. (Krull) Gallo of Natick for fifty-five years. Loving father of Michael V. Gallo and his wife Beverly of Arlington, James D. Gallo and his wife Patricia of Natick and the late Beata Angelica Gallo. Cherished grandfather of Eliza J. Gallo of Arlington and the caring brother of the late Ninetta Iaconianni, Giovanna Panaro, Michael and Faust Gallo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, June 8th at 9:00AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s 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 Sunday, June 7th from 3:00-6:00PM. Contributions in Ben’s memory may be made to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence/Wayland Hospice, 10 Greenway, Wayland, MA 01778. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Paul F. Lienhard 5/27/2015 Natick, MA / Dedham, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Paul F. Lienhard, age 55, died on Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015, at his Natick home. He was the high school sweetheart and devoted husband of Nancy A. (Antalek) Lienhard, who passed away on the 27th of last month. A 1977 Graduate of Natick High School, Paul was a son of the late Joseph E. and Patricia E. (Haley) Lienhard. While in high school, he decided to follow in his father’s path and become a plumber. He continued his education at Keefe Tech and became a member of UA Local 448, which was later incorporated Plumbers Local 12. Paul always enjoyed his work and over time became a true craftsman. Nancy and Paul were married on July 15, 1980, and within a couple of years settled into a home of their own. They created their own tight knit and loving family, sharing all they had to give with their growing children. The family had memorable times on Sebago Lake where Paul liked to fish, teach the younger members of the family about fireworks, and, if no one happened to be looking his way, it was fun just to blow stuff up. He loved holidays, particularly the Fourth of July, preparing for Halloween, listening to the bells of Saint Patrick’s Church, and sharing what he had with others, maybe his skills, maybe material things, but always with kindness and from the heart. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline McCarthy and her husband Charles of Dedham; his son, James Lienhard of Framingham; a grandson, Patrick McCarthy; a brother, Thomas Lienhard and his wife Kathleen of NH; his sisters, Gail Thompson and her husband Stephen of Medway, Patricia Lienhard and Thomas DelMonte of Medway, Kathleen Detweiler and husband Stephen of Marlborough, and Jean Lienhard of Natick; his father-in-law, Bertold Antalek of Natick, his Antalek family, and many nieces and nephews. His brother, Mark Lienhard, and his mother-in-law, Deanna (Waterman) Antalek, also predeceased him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Tuesday, 4 – 8PM. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Pine Street Inn, Memorial Gifts, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.


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.


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


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