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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.


Howard C. Macdonald 1/23/2015 Wayland, MA / Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Newton, MA

Howard “Howie” Macdonald, 86, of Wayland, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on January 23, 2015. Howie was born in Boston on March 31, 1928, to Reginald and Eunice Macdonald on the cusp of the Great Depression. His family moved from Jamaica Plain to Somerville, where they settled for many years. Like a lot of families of the time, they struggled to make ends meet, but Howie often fondly reminisced about life in “The Good Old Days”. From the music, to the cars, to the old neighborhood, his memories were filled with little anecdotes…Shinnying up the drainpipe of his apartment on Summer Street; going for walks with his dog, “Pal”; pulling a sled with an ice-block for the family’s icebox on it home from Union Square; meeting his life-long friend, Sonny, while scavenging for paper at a burned-down paper mill in Cambridge; and taking pleasure rides around town in some neighbor’s old jalopy. After the untimely death of his brother, Gordon, during WWII, the family moved to Newton, where Howie graduated from High School in 1946. Howie’s mild-mannered intelligence and industrious nature lead him to a decades-long, successful career at Polaroid. He married his sweetheart, Arline, in 1958, and they settled in Wayland to raise their three daughters. A talented, self-taught jazz pianist, Howie played semi-professionally around the Boston and Metro-west area for many years, and entertained and inspired friends and family with music throughout his life. He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Arline (Brzozowski) Macdonald; daughters, Christine Macdonald of East Falmouth, Susan Muster and her husband, Alan, of Needham, and Stacy Macdonald and her husband, Scott Weaver, of Melrose; grandchildren, Juliet, Madison and Audrey; great grandson, Cayden. A private celebration will be held in honor of Howie’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a charitable donation be made to a music education program, like the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation http://www.mhopus.org/ or the VH1 Save the Music Foundation http://www.vh1savethemusic.org/ Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.


Alice L. (Pierson) Morris 1/15/2015 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Dover, MA

Alice L. (Pierson) Morris of Natick, age 96 passed away at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Oscar W. Pierson and Sigrid (Nillson) Pierson of North Platte, Nebraska. She was the widow of the late Natick Deputy Fire Chief Thomas F. Morris. She is survived by her brother-in-law Robert E. Morris of Natick and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Midwest. Alice was a member of the Emblem Club, NARFE, the Framingham Women’s Club, a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Patrick’s Women’s Club. She retired after many years of service with the U.S. Army Labs in Natick. At her request, funeral services and burial are private and entrusted to the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home Employees Fund, 45 Union St., Natick, MA 01760.


Mollie L. (Tripp) Palmer 1/14/2015 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Mollie L. (Tripp) Palmer of Framingham passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. She was ninety three years old. To everything there is a season: a time to live and a time to die, a time to mourn all go unto one place, a time to weep, all are of dust and all turn to dust again. Ecclestates (Ch. 3) Mollie T. Palmer was the eighth child of the Rev. Henry Tripp and Neda (Smaw) Tripp. She was born on June 6, 1921 in Chocowinity, North Carolina and was baptized at the St. James CM Church where her father served as a supply minister. She attended school in North Carolina and graduated from Washington, North Carolina High School after which she attended college in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1942, she moved to Alexandria, Virginia and joined Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church. She worked for the War Department at the Pentagon Library branch in Washington, D.C. In 1945, she married Alonzo Palmer and they moved to Boston, Massachusetts then to Framingham, Massachusetts where they became members of the Park Street Church. She attended Florence Alt switchboard and receptionist school in Boston and graduated in 1954. After her husband’s death in 1959, she moved to Jamaica, New York and attended Queens College and completed studies there. She worked for the New York State Department of Social Work and operated a family house for adults. Mollie joined the First Reformed Church of Jamaica and became an active member and served on the property committee and the worship committee. She was a member of the International Kings, Daughters and Sons Circle and a member of Save the Children Federation and served as Chaplin of the Queens branch of Long Island, New York. Mollie leaves to cherish her memories a large family of nieces, nephews and a host of very dear friends. Blessed quietness, Holy quietness what assurance on my soul. On the stormy sea he speaks peace to me, how the bellow rolls. A celebration of Mollie’s life will be held at a later date in Maryland and she will be laid to rest along side her husband Alonzo in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.


David C. Sortor 1/13/2015 Natick, MA / Sherborn, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Dr. David Charles Sortor of Sherborn passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was seventy-nine years old. DMD with Oral Surgical Associates of Framingham, MA for 35years, the Sherborn Inn owner and creator for 26 years, a resident and a leader of the Sherborn community for over 50 years, a loving father for 58 years and soul-mate to Rosemary (Crouthamel) Sortor for 59 years. David cherished his friendships with his many great and wonderful friends. A compassionate and generous man, he was loved by all who knew him. He loved his country and his service to the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant. He trained for Oral Surgery at Tuft's Dental in 1963; stopped pulling teeth and performing late night fractures in 2000. By that time he had established the Sherborn Inn (1988-2015) so there would be a place for all to celebrate a life event or just to stop in and see a neighbor. The Inn was his crowning achievement, what he truly enjoyed in life, being amongst people to share his warmth, friendliness and humor. His belief about life was that we are here to help each other, and to contribute to society. The Inn allowed him to spread his innate goodness to all. Outdoor activity also consumed him. An avid sailor his entire life, beginning in New London CT where he grew up and sailed with his sister Katherine, he spent later years sailing with his family and friends in and around Nantucket Sound and Islands, and then many more years sailing out of Boothbay Harbor, ME (and even a stint sailing across the Atlantic with a group of 5 great friends). It was the Maine coast that fulfilled his true love of the sport and provided the playground he would use to entertain his friends who appreciated the fog and craggy shoreline like he did. The 'Blue Whale', a 32' Seawind Ketch, was his second home from June to September for 40 years. He was rugged and handsome and athletic. A sportsman from early on, he played football and wrestled at Choate in Wallingford, CT (class of '52), and later on became a “not-so-bad-at-times” tennis player. Throughout his life he developed many more skills, simple to the complex. From ping-pong, felling trees, and flag raising, to a piano player, pilot and navigator. His interests ran wide and passions deep, always willing to take the lead and commit to a task, especially to his beloved community of Sherborn. Perhaps his greatest joy, though, was his marriage to Rosemary. Discovering each other at Colby College (class of 1956), they were truly in love and went on to create a life together that was full and rich and complete. As for his children, they were given all the opportunities to enjoy life to its fullest. One of Mr. Sortor’s life credo's was 'Carpe Diem'. He did indeed seize every day, while we all benefited from the many wonderful achievements of his life. He was the devoted husband of Rosemary (Crouthamel) Sortor, loving father of Debra C. Parnon and her husband Thomas J. of Darien, CT, John D. Sortor and his wife Denise of Burlington, VT, Mary Suzanne O’Malley and her husband Bill of Medfield. Cherished grandfather of Russell, Eric and Geoffrey Parnon, Cassandra and Jacqueline Sortor, and Caitin, Sean, Jake and Brian O’Malley. Brother of Katherine Prokop and her late husband James of Greenwich, CT and brother-in-law of John “Jake” Crouthamel and his wife Carol of Hanover, NH. A Funeral Service will be held in the Pilgrim Church, 25 S. Main St., Sherborn, MA on Saturday, January 17th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. For directions 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.


Evelyn Theresa (Givone) Talvy 1/13/2015 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Dover, MA

Evelyn T. (Givone) Talvy of Natick passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. She was eighty-nine years old. Born and raised in Natick, she attended Natick Public Schools. Evelyn worked as a seamstress in many Wellesley Dress Shops for years and then continued to work out of her house. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to sew, garden, reading and writing poems. She was the devoted wife of the late Ramon Talvy and they shared thirty-four years of marriage. A Loving mother of Marie Ann “Nina” Shelley and her husband Chandler of Dover, Peter Talvy and his wife Nancy of Berlin, MA and James Talvy and his late wife Carla of W. Brookfield. Cherished grandmother of Lisa Grieco, Jennifer Shelley, Lauren Shelley, Chris Talvy, Arianna Talvy and Alexander Talvy. Great grandmother of Lillian and Paul Grieco. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, January 20th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. A Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00AM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Manor Activities Fund, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701. Evelyn’s family would like to thank the staff of St. Patrick’s Manor for the great care and support of their mother while she was a resident there. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral. Please enjoy one of Evelyn's Poems Long ago, do you remember when life was so much simpler then The ice truck chugging up the street his cold and slippery icy treat REMEMBER Dirty feet and banged up knees the price you payed for climbing trees The tall green grass--such lofty spears where you could hide when there were tears The games we played on summer nights our cheating always started fights I still remember how we ran re-le-vo, tag, and kick the can Aggies, jump rope, hide and seek giant steps, hop scotch, jump the creek REMEMBER A favorite place beside a brook a cloudless sky a shady nook Where you could sit and feel forlorn or maybe where a dream was born And lightening bugs a sheer delight they kept you busy half the night To shove into a jar took skill can you imagine what a thrill? The hot sun beating on your back as you jumped ties on a rail road track The screen door banging in the breeze the golden rod that made you sneeze Homemade root-beer foamy brown instant mixes weren't around Stolen apples from a tree tasted great cause they were free The swimming hole a lovely place the splash of water on your face You'd hold your nose and dive so deep while round your legs the grass would creep REMEMBER The lonely tree hut in the woods our lives were then like Robin Hoods We had no windows just a roof it wasn't even water-proof Splinters we would get galore sliding down the cellar door As we got a little older some of us got a little bolder The day we broke the fire alarm we didn't really mean no harm On a rainy, stormy day the attic was the place to play The phonograph you cranked by hand the treasures from another land The hushed dark corners a spell would weave a tales were told--we all believed We never lacked for things to do imagination saw us through Yesterday's summer, all but gone nostalgia beckons from another dawn. Evelyn (Givone) Talvy


Walter Spokowski 1/10/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Walter Spokowski, 92, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born in Northampton on October 23, 1922 the son of the late Samuel Spokowski and Rose (Damianchik) Spokowski. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Martha J. (Osepowicz) Spokowski of Framingham formerly of Wayland and Hatfield. Father of Philip A. Spokowski and his wife Nancy Spokowski of Wayland; David C. Spokowski and his wife Linda Spokowski of Saratoga Springs, NY; Walter S. Spokowski and his domestic partner Janice M. Grassia of Boston and Falmouth and Steven W. Spokowski of Hudson. Grandfather of Emily Spokowski of New York, NY and Samuel W. Spokowski of St. Paul, MN. Brother of Olga (Spokowski) LaForest of Marshfield; the late Ann (Spokowski) Adams and the late Harry Spokowski. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Walter spent his formative years in Northampton and graduated from Northampton High School. He resided in Framingham for the past 15 years and the previous 41 years he resided in Wayland. He served his country proudly and with honor as a Sergeant with the United States Army during World War II with Company K 377 Infantry Division and was awarded a Bronze Star with a First Oak Leaf Cluster serving in the European Theatre. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and went on to have a long and distinguished career of over 30 years as a mechanical engineer. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed all the time he spent with his family. Private family services will be held and interment will be in the Spokowski family plot in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland. In lieu of flowers his family requests that memorial gifts in Walter’s memory be sent to the Wingate at Sudbury Employee Fund, 136 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


Charles W. " Chuck" Rutherford 1/8/2015 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Charles W. “Chuck” Rutherford, 61, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham after being stricken at his residence in Framingham earlier in the day. He was born in Pulaski, Virginia the son of the late Ernest M. Rutherford and Esther C. (Connell) Rutherford. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Dawn R. (Houghton) Rutherford of Framingham formerly of Wayland. Devoted father of Craig E. Rutherford and Kayla L. Rutherford both of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Emma Rutherford of Framingham. Brother of Teri Travaglini and her husband Lou Travaglini of Framingham. Son-in-law of Donald P. Houghton of Wayland. Brother-in-law of Dale C. McDevitt of Middleton, PA; David G. Houghton of Wayland and Dana C. Houghton and his wife Stacie Houghton of Sparks, NV. Also survived by 6 nieces and many friends. Chuck has been a lifelong resident of Framingham and graduated from Framingham North High School with the Class of 1972. After graduation he attended art school in Boston. For over 32 years, he has been associated with State Road Auto Body of Wayland as an auto body technician. Among his many interests were motorcycles and his Harley which he enjoyed riding. Chuck also enjoyed music and was talented with his guitar and banjo. The most important aspect of Chuck’s life was his family especially the time spent with his children and grandchildren whom he adored. He will be missed by all of the people he met in his life. Memorial Visitations will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Private family interment will be held at the Rutherford- Houghton family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that memorials in Chucks memory be sent to the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Ste 2, Framingham, MA 01702 or the American Heart Assoc., PO BOX 417005, Boston MA 02241.


Mary (Whittington) Ayan 1/3/2015 Brookline, MA / West Roxbury, MA / Framingham, MA / Boston, MA

Mary (Whittington) Ayan of SC, formerly of Framingham, passed away on January 3, 2015. She was 78 years old. Mary was the dear and devoted wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Thomas Ayan Jr. and his wife Haruko of SC and Linda A. Ayan of Brookline. Beloved Nana of Anthony J. Allen and his girlfriend Vienpari Pavatoudom, Tina Marie Allen, the late Jacqueline Allen as well as Naoya and Yui. Dear sister of Norma Scott and her husband Gordon of FL. She is also survived by dear friends Eddie Fallon and Elizabeth Stone of NC. Mary's Visiting Hours were held on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38148. Interment will be private.


Helen M. DiCenzo (Gasdia) 1/1/2015 Framingham, MA

DiCenzo, Helen M. (Gasdia)of Framingham, Jan. 1, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Guido DiCenzo. Loving sister of Salvatore Gasdia of FL, Anthony Gasdia of Somerville, Russell Gasdia of Newton, Marie Welch of Sandwich and the late John Gasdia and Grace Atkinson. Also survived by several devoted nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a committal service at St. Michaels Cemetery Chapel on Friday January 9th, 2015 at 11 o’clock. In lieu of flowers remembrances in memory of Helen may be made to a charity of your choice.


Donald Milton Thornquist 12/31/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA / Wellesley, MA / Brighton, MA / Ashland, MA

Donald M. “Milt” Thornquist of Natick passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Leonard Morse Hospital of Natick. He was ninety-five years old. Born in Bloomfield, New Jersey on October 1, 1919, he was the son of the late John Magnus and Amanda (Andersson) Thornquist. Milt was raised in Syracuse, New York and a 1948 graduate of Syracuse University. He would have graduated college sooner however, he left school and enlisted during WWII and taught pilots how to fly planes for the United States Navy from 1941 until 1945. Then, after graduating, he worked for Fay, Spofford and Thorndike of Boston for thirty-five years. Mr. Thornquist started as a civil engineer and worked his way up to Senior Vice President, holding that position for ten years retiring at the age of sixty-six. He was a Natick resident since 1958 and enjoyed his backyard, stamp and coin collecting, playing bridge and poker with his buddies and volunteering for the Natick Service Counsel. Milt was the devoted husband of Janet (Rorrer) Thornquist of Natick and together they shared sixty years of marriage. He was the loving father of John A. Thornquist and his wife Myrna of Brighton, Diane S. White and her husband James of Millis, Nancy T. Cassidy and her husband Stephen, also of Millis and Donald M. Thornquist, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Ashland. Cherished grandfather of Lindsay Thornquist of Roxbury, Ianna Thornquist of Brighton, James White, III and Amanda White, both of Millis, Patrick and Layne Cassidy, also of Millis, Kayla Thornquist of Chestnut Hill and Nicholas and Timothy Thornquist of Ashland and the caring brother of the late John Allan Thornquist. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, January 6th at 9:00AM. Funeral Service in the Christ Lutheran Church, 113 Union St., Natick at 10:00AM with Pastor Rebecca Bourret officiating. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday, January 5th from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Milt’s memory may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, 113 Union St., Natick, MA 01760. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Mary Margaret Holden 12/25/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Sherborn, MA

Holden, Mary (5/10/1922-12/25/2014) of Natick, MA and East Falmouth, MA. Mary Margaret Holden, a long–time resident of Natick, MA and East Falmouth, MA and former Natick town meeting member, died peacefully of natural causes at the age of 92 on Christmas Day surrounded by her children and her husband of 65 years, William F. O’Brien. Mary was born in Providence, RI. Her father died on Black Thursday when she was 6 years old and Mary and her mother endured the Great Depression in severe poverty. She met her future husband as a teen, waited for him while he was a POW in Germany during the war, and then married him in 1949. Mary and Bill had four children: Paula O’Brien of Natick, MA, Martin O’Brien of Cambridge, MA, Kevin O’Brien and his wife Julie of Taunton, MA, and Neal O’Brien and his wife Michelle of Boston, MA. She was also the proud grandmother of Scarlett O’Brien, Trevor Holden O’Brien, Justine Holden O’Brien, Lindsey O’Brien, and Arianna O’Brien. Mary became active in many social justice campaigns including the movements for civil rights and to end the war in Vietnam. In 1970 she traveled to Paris as a delegate to the People’s Peace Treaty conference and met with delegations from North Vietnam. In the 70s Mary became active in the effort to bring social justice reform to Central America and traveled to Cuba and to Nicaragua as a part of a solidarity program. She was engaged by the Nuclear Freeze movement, which sought to rid the world of globally destructive weapons. Mary also began working in the chaplain’s office at Wellesley College where she helped organize and inspire students for volunteer projects and special events. Mary was an early supporter of Rosie’s Place, a homeless shelter for women, and took part in various feminist campaigns. Mary instilled her love for the ocean in her children and grandchildren first at Charlestown, RI, then Falmouth, Cape Cod, and on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. She loved books, theatre, and music and was a frequent visitor to Tanglewood, jazz concerts, the Highfield Theatre, and the Huntington Theater. Mary led by example modeling intellectual courage, social conscience, love of friends and family, and passion for life. Her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Poor People’s United Fund, 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116 or Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or to the New England Food Foundation, Cape House, P.O. Box 960788, Boston, MA 02196. A memorial celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 31, at 2:00 PM at a place to be announced. Further information is available at www.maryholdentribute.weebly.com


Delbert Anna (Wiener) Rogers 12/20/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

John C. Bryant Funeral Home 56 Pemberton Road Framingham: Delbert Anna (Wiener) Rogers, 89, died peacefully and comfortably on December 20, 2014. She was the loving wife for 60 years of Morris Rogers of Framingham. She was born in Havertown, PA on December 8, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Delbert (Bellamy) Wiener and sister of the late Charles and Paul Wiener. She was a graduate of Haverford Township High School and received her BS in Chemistry from Penn State University and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She was employed at the Army QM Research and Development Laboratory in south Philadelphia before transferring to the Pioneering Division of the Army Natick Laboratories in 1954. She worked at the Natick Labs for several years before leaving the work force to raise her family. Del was an active communicant of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Framingham for over 60 years and served as Directress of the Altar Guild, Treasurer of the St. Elizabeth League, Church librarian and was an active volunteer at Cushing Hospital and Hemenway School Library. She was an avid gardener and spent many years perfecting her expertise growing wild flowers and African Violets. She also served as a tour guide at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Besides her husband Morris Rogers of Framingham, she is survived by her sister Jeanne Vannicolo and her husband Francis of Newtown Square, PA. She was the mother of Stephen Rogers and his wife Cyndy of Upton and Nancy Welch and her husband John of Wayland. Grandmother of Jennifer, Daniel and Jeffrey Rogers, Timothy Welch and his wife Sarah and Lauren (Welch) Becker and her husband Sean. She also leaves great-grandchildren Gianna, Nolan and Raegan Welch along with several nieces and nephews. Visitations will be held on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Route 30), Wayland. A Requiem Eucharist will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Maple St (corner of Main St and Maple St - Buckminster Square), Framingham, MA 01702. Interment will follow in the Rogers family lot in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in Del’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. For online condolences and directions please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


Lee Grady 12/20/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA

Lee Grady, 90, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on December 20th after a brief illness. Lee, a lifelong resident of Natick, was born on October 31, 1924. She graduated from Natick High School in the class of 1942, where she was a cheerleader and Secretary of her class. In 1944 she received an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Letters from Boston University. She married her high school sweetheart, John Grady, in 1946. Lee and her husband were both devoted Natick High Alumni, being active in helping plan class reunions for their respective classes. Lee was a homemaker for many years, and also became a licensed esthetician, owning her own salon in Framingham for sixteen years. She and her family loved spending summers on Cape Cod at New Silver Beach in North Falmouth. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Lee also cherished the many friendships she had made. Lee was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, John Grady, her son-in-law, Stuart Husband, and a grandson, Adam Husband. She is survived by her two daughters, Helen Thompson, of Boston, MA, and Linda Husband, of North Springfield, VT, her grandchildren, John Thompson and his wife Helen of Manhattan, NY, Melinda Thompson of Newton, MA, Matthew Thompson, of Charleston, SC, and Andrew Husband and his wife, Janelle, of Huntingtown, MD, her great-grandchildren, Sophia and Tula Thompson, and Grady and Keira Husband. A private family funeral will be held in January. Donations in Lee’s memory may be made to the Natick High School Student Assistance Program, Attention Lisa Spencer, Natick high School, 15 West St. Natick, MA 01760. Arrangements by the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. To send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Martin Sack 12/19/2014 Framingham, MA

Sack, Martin I, of Framingham, MA on Friday, December 19, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Myra (Goldman) Sack. Devoted father of Barry Sack and wife Debra of Nashua, Robert Sack and wife Donna of Chelmsford, Jeffrey Sack and partner Kim Wedekind of Wakefield. Loving Son of the late Harry Sack and Minnie (Ross). Dear bother of Morris Sack of Salem, MA and the late Ruth Olansky Bauman, Loving grandfather of Douglas, Hayley, Melissa, Benjamin, Stefanie and Andrew. Services at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, MA on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12PM. Interment in Chevra Mishna Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial Observance will be held at the home of Robert and Donna Sack on Monday 4-8PM, Tuesday 12-3pm and 5-8PM and Wednesday 12-3PM. Contributions in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.


Erick Saul Hernandez 12/16/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Roslingdale, MA / Ashland, MA

Erick Saúl Hernández of Framingham passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was only twenty-eight years old. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, he was the devoted son of Saul and Patricia (Sosa) Hernández of Framingham. Erick came to the United States at the age of three and lived in Natick for one year before settling in Framingham. He was a 2004 graduate of Framingham High School and then attended Mt. Ida College and Framingham State. Mr. Hernandez worked for Philip’s Lifeline for five years, Bernardi Toyota of Framingham for a year and finally with BNY Mellon of Westborough as a customer service representative. He loved spending time with his family and friends, was a prankster and enjoyed telling jokes. Besides playing JV Football at Framingham High School, he played basketball and was a Barcelona Soccer and New England Revolution fan. He was blessed with an artistic talent and would animate, draw and graphic design in his spare time. He was the loving brother of Dr. Patricia Sánchez-Connally and her husband Jean Connally of Roslindale and the late Jose Hernández. Caring uncle and godfather of Jayden Sanchez Connally. Also survived by a large extended family in El Salvador and California, many close friends and his dog “Rookie”. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, December 20th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Friday, December 19th from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Erick’s memory may be made to the Jayden Sanchez Connally College Fund c/o Jean Connally, 60 State St., Suite 700, Boston, MA 02109.


Ethel A. Wilhelmson 12/14/2014 Canton, MA / Framingham, MA / Mashpee, MA / Sharon, MA

Ethel A. Wilhelmson ( Salonen) of Framingham formerly of Mashpee and Canton, died Sunday December 14, 2014. She was 90 years old. Devoted wife of the late George R. Wilhelmson. Loving mother of Georgia F. Wilhelmson of Framingham, Ruth C. Clines and her fiancée James Chaffee of Brockton and the late Lee Anne Wilhelmson. Loving grandmother of Peter Clines of HI, Jennifer Clines of CA, and Graham Martin of LA. Great-grandmother of Ronan Martin of LA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2-4 PM in the Roache-Pushard Funeral Home 210 Sherman St. Canton. Interment will be private. If desired donations may be made in Ethel’s memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., or to the American Heart Association 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701


Judith E. Flippin 12/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Holliston, MA / Wellesley, MA

Judith E. Flippin of Natick passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Wayland Nursing & Rehab. Center. She was seventy-two years old. Daughter of the late Willis and Phyllis (Fuller) Flippin. Caring sister of Marsha Fisher and her late husband James of Natick, the late Lorraine “Lorrie” Fredy and her late husband Robert, the late Elizabeth Ann King and her husband Fred King of Memphis, TN and the late Bruce A. Flippin and his wife Donna of Bridgewater. Loving Aunt of Lisa King of TN, Leanne Farrell and her husband Timothy of Holliston, Jeffrey King of TN, David Fredy and his wife Mary of NJ, James E. Fisher, Jr. and his wife Trina of Holliston, Paul Fisher and his wife Jennifer of NH, Jacqueline Davis of Bridgewater, Christina McDonough and her husband Matt of Brockton and God Mother of Thomas Fisher of Holliston. Judy was a thirty-nine year employee of Liberty Mutual Insurance of Boston as an administrative assistant. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, Dec. 13th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home, Friday, December 12th from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to MSPCA, 293 2nd Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Gertrude P. (Lynch) Driscoll 12/8/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Westwood, MA / Norton, MA

Gertrude P. (Lynch) Driscoll of Natick passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. She was ninety years old and the daughter of the late Edward F. and Elizabeth R. (Brophy) Lynch. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Fisher Junior College. Gertrude worked at GTE for thirteen years as an executive secretary where she was a member of Toastmasters. After her career at GTE she re-joined her husband Richard at Driscoll Associates Modular Homes, a real estate office on Cape Cod. She enjoyed her work and was a walking thesaurus who could give you the spelling, origin and definition of any word. She loved knowledge, Latin and reading. Mrs. Driscoll was a Natick resident since 1980 and a faithful member of St. Linus Church of Natick. She was the devoted wife of the late Richard F. Driscoll and the loving mother of Thomas D. Driscoll and his wife Rachel of Natick and Janet P. Perry of Norton. Cherished grandmother of Madison E. Perry of Norton and Ryan P. Bacher of Natick. Caring sister of Dorothy Cashin and her late husband William of Westwood, the late Beatrice Kelly and her husband Robert of Newton and the late Edward “Bud” Lynch and his wife Adelaide of Somerville. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gertrude’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, December 15th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday, December 14th from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Lawrence J. "Larry" Branagan 12/5/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Sherborn, MA / Framingham, MA

Lawrence J. “Larry” Branagan of Natick died on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Leonard Morse Hospital at the age of seventy-eight. Born in Natick on August 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Vincent and Catherine (McCarthy) Branagan. A 1954 graduate of Natick High School, he continued his education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Assumption College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree respectively, and then worked as an art and humanities teacher in the Natick middle and high schools for thirty-four years. In retirement, he was involved in many community activities, including volunteering at the Natick Historical Society in South Natick’s Bacon Free Library, a fitting choice being the passionate reader that he was. His name is on Natick’s Wall of Achievement, which honors Natick High School alumni who have made significant contributions to society. Larry was an avid antique collector and a talented interior designer, as proven by his magnificently appointed homes throughout his life in Natick, Wellesley, Cape Cod, and other locations. He was also a dedicated theatergoer, with encyclopedic knowledge of the history of theater and its influence on our culture. Larry was the devoted partner of the late David Zuretti; together they shared forty years of happiness. He was also the loving brother of the late Alyce Fraser, Mary Coutu, and Frances Norman, as well as uncle of Laurie Manifold, Howard Fraser, Victoria Schneider, Alison Fraser, Douglas Fraser, Cathy Pantanella, Denise Kelly, Raymond Coutu, Sherry Norman, Robert Norman, Kristen Norman, S. Vincent Norman, and the late Walter “Buddy” Coutu, Jr. Larry is also survived by many, many long-term friends who he loved and were family to him. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, December 11th at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick. Memorial contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, 752 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, MA 02540. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Herbert W Burgess 12/4/2014 Somerville, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Herbert W. Burgess, age 94, a longtime MBTA employee and World War II veteran, died peacefully on Thursday morning, December 4, 2014, at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham, his home for the past seven years. He was the devoted husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Ray) Burgess. Born and raised in Somerville, he was a son of the late William and Josephine (Nadeau) Bourgeois. Herb was a graduate of both Saint Catherine’s School and Somerville High School. He worked with his father at the Park Plaza in Boston, specializing in carpentry and upholstering until enlisting in the Army during World War II. He served as Corporal in the European Theatre, and was engaged in battles in Normandy, Northern France, The Rhineland, and The Ardennes. He had earned a Combat Infantryman Badge and received numerous citations and a Purple Heart. Herb returned to Somerville and became employed with the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA), later the MBTA, as a bus operator. He and Mary Elizabeth married and settled in his home town to raise their own family. He enjoyed family trips to Cape Cod whenever possible and was prone to home projects. After many years as a driver along the Waverly and Huron Avenue Line, Herb retired in 1984. He and Mary Elizabeth happily split their time between a new home in Arlington and their mobile home in Mashpee until her death in 2005. Herb had been active with the Somerville American Legion, the George Dilboy VFW Somerville Post 529, and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Somerville. Predeceased by Mary Elizabeth and their daughter, Maureen Burgess, at age 12, he is survived by their son, Kevin W. Burgess and his wife Pamela Mosher of Natick; four grandchildren, Michele Sheppard and her husband Michael of East Bridgewater, Stacey Edwards and her husband Patrick of Middleboro, Kelli McCarty and her husband Shaun of Bridgewater, and Kevin R. Burgess and his partner Tina of New York; and 8 great-grandchildren, Nichole, Ryan, Rachel, Nora, Mackenzie, Christopher, Riley, and Carter. A family gathering will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery where Herb will be buried next to his wife after honors are rendered in recognition of his service to our country.


June F. (Conant) Cercone 12/3/2014 Wellesley, MA / Natick, MA / Sherborn, MA / Framingham, MA

June F. (Conant) Cercone aged 93, died peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2014 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley. June was the daughter of the late Leverett and Myrtle (Martin) Conant of Richmond, VT, and the sister of Virginia, Constance, Ransom and Willard Conant. She was the loving wife of the late Guy James Cercone and is survived by their six children: Ann Backer of Oslo, Norway (wife of the late Henrik Backer), G. James Cercone and his husband, Lloyd Schofield of San Francisco, CA, Carol Kerrissey and her husband Paul of Sherborn, Cynthia Woodmansee and her husband Denni of Leesburg, VA, Susan Cercone and her husband Rusty Rudzik of Cathedral City, CA, and Stephen Cercone of El Dorado Hills, CA. She was the loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren: Trond Backer, Elisabeth Steckmest, Tobias Backer, Jasmine Kerrissey, Morgan Kerrissey, Michaela Kerrissey, Lisa Romano Anderson, James McCormack, Shira McCormack, Sarah Agmon, and Olivia Cercone, as well as 17 great grandchildren: Stephen, Emilie, Alexandra, Henrik, Alice, Jorgen, Julia, Bettina, Carl Emil, Mackenzie, Aidan, Marcus, Sophia A., Sophia B., Carolina, Cora, and Ansel, (and soon to be another), as well has many nieces and nephews. Raised on a dairy farm in Richmond, Vermont, June embraced the importance of family and hard work. Independent and open-minded, she was the first person in her family to go to college where she met her husband Guy. They began their marriage and family in Norwich, Connecticut before moving to Milton. In addition to raising their large family, over many decades she and Guy opened their house and hearts by taking into their home several nieces, nephews and even strangers who needed a place to live. Their home was affectionately known as the Milton Hilton. June was an active, dedicated member of the East Congregational Church in Milton for almost 50 years before joining the Pilgrim Church in Sherborn when she moved there in 1998. For over 30 years June worked at the Boston Home in Dorchester where she lovingly cared for and planned events for patients. For the last few years of her life she was blessed with having the loving care of numerous caregivers in her home, such as Terri Wainaina and many others at Elizabeth Seton Residence. June had many interests and talents. She was a talented seamstress and creative cook. A voracious reader and lover of travel well into her 80’s, she instilled these traits in all of her children. Most remarkable, however, were her human qualities. She was a generous, optimistic and forgiving person and expressed gratitude for even the smallest gesture. She was a role model and inspiration for countless people whose lives she touched. June always looked to the light and, as a result, made the world a better place. There will be a funeral service at the Pilgrim Church, 25 S. Main St., Sherborn at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 13. Burial will be private for family only. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations in June’s memory to any of the following: • East Congregational Church, 610 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 • Pilgrim Church, 25 S. Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770 • Elizabeth Seton Residence, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. For directions or to send June’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


John A. Adams 12/1/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

John A. Adams of Natick passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Boston. He was seventy-eight years old. Born in Boston on July 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Burtley and Mildred (O’Brien) Adams. Raised in Jamaica Plain, he was a 1954 graduate of Roslindale High School. John received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College and his Master’s degree in Taxation from Bentley College. After his schooling at Boston College, John enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly as an Officer aboard the USS Brownson. John was a resident of Natick for forty-three years and a faithful member of St. Patrick's Church. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant for fifty-three years, thirty-three of which he practiced as a self employed CPA in Natick MA. He was also a member of the Framingham Country Club and was an avid golfer. With a love for his Irish heritage he became involved as an active member of the Irish Cultural Center in Canton and the Irish Social Club of West Roxbury, in which he participated in Irish Ceili dancing. He loved to travel especially to Ireland. He was also a passionate reader and had a vast enthusiasm for American history. John was a dedicated sports fan and especially liked the Patriots, Bruins and BC Football. He was very athletic and played in a semi-pro football park league in Boston. Most of all John was a devoted husband and father who cherished family and social gatherings. John considered working as one of his life’s enjoyments and passions. He was devoted and dedicated to his clients, working diligently until his passing. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years Phyllis P. (Murphy) Adams, his six children, Jacqueline Hope and her husband Michael of Medway, Amy Faulkner and her husband William, also of Medway, John Douglas Adams of Pepperell, Carolyn Kirk and her husband John of Ashland, Michael Adams and his wife Jessica of Bellingham and David Adams of Blackstone. Cherished grandfather of thirteen grandchildren, brother of the late Edward Adams formerly of Hyde Park and brother-in-law of the late Phillip Murphy and his wife Judy of Natick and the late Alice Jenkins and her husband Charles of Maryland. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, December 5th at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-8:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Walter R. "Ray" Frazee 11/30/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA

Walter R. Frazee “Ray” of Wellesley passed away peacefully on Sunday Morning, November 30, 2014 at his home. He was ninety-three years old. Born on February 3, 1921 in Wilmington, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Gerald and Alice (Graves) Frazee. Mr. Frazee enlisted in the United States Navy and attended music school in Washington, D.C. He was a Musician 2nd Class and a survivor of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His instruments included the flute, guitar and piccolo and he played with the Navy Dance Band under the direction of Claude Thornhill. A resident of Wellesley since the age of ten, he lived eighty-three years there and owned and operated the Wellesley Hills CITGO Station for thirty-eight years before owning the Frazee Automotive Station in Natick for thirty years. He was the devoted husband of Doris (Rinier) Frazee of Wellesley and together they shared seventy years of marriage. He was the loving father of Stephen Frazee and his wife Esther of Wellesley, Nancy Frazee of Maryland, Mark Frazee and his wife Christine of Framingham and Michele Frazee of Wellesley. Cherished grandfather of Christy Ann Howe and her husband Jeff, Megan Childs, Adrienne Kinchla and her husband Greg, Michael Frazee and his wife Mary Savoca, Courtney Frazee and Daniel Frazee. Great grandfather of Owen and Emma Howe, Colt Childs and Joseph Kinchla. Caring brother of Clifford Frazee of Norfolk and the late Richard Frazee formerly of South Natick and the late Arlene Frazee. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, December 4th at 11:00AM followed by Military Honors. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00AM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Fl. Boston, MA 02210 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Gustavo "Gus" Garcia 11/27/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA

Passed away at 49 years of age. He was born in Cuba to Agustin Garcia and Hirma Ysaac. Gus graduated from Northeastern University, retired from the Boston Police Department and was presently working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as a Homicide Detective. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Garcia; children, Gustavo Garcia, Jr. (21), Yessenia Maldonado (19), Gianni Garcia (14) and Hirma Isabelle Garcia, AKA Beba (12); brothers, Eduardo Garcia and Ramiro Garcia; sister, Melissa Rios; nephews, Eduardo Garcia, Jr. and Eric Garcia; niece, Ofelia Garcia and his brother love, Robert Paratore. Visiting hours in the Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home, 261 Washington Street, Union Square, Somerville on Friday 6-9pm. Visiting hours will also be held on Saturday in The Mission Church Basilica and Shrine of our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1545 Tremont Street, Mission Hill 8:30am-9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers donations in Gus’ memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 181 Park Ave #12, West Springfield, MA 01089. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale.


M. Helen Verdy 11/19/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA / Medway, MA / Marlborough, MA

FRAMINGHAM - Mary Helen (Balli) Verdy, age 84, died at her Framingham home on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the beloved wife of Elias T. “Lou” Verdy for 62 years. Born in Newton, daughter of the late Kosta and Olga (Velo) Balli, Helen was raised in Newton Highlands and was a graduate of Newton High School. She and Lou were married in 1952 and settled in Framingham. Helen valued family above all else and caring for others came naturally to her. She enjoyed summers spent among her large extended family at their cottage in Marshfield, and had travelled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. A member of Vetetima, her church’s women’s club, Helen volunteered countless hours at bake sales, church bazaars and annual picnics. She is survived by Lou; their loving daughters, Karen Kisty and husband Jeffrey of Marlborough, and Lynne Redonnet and husband David of Medway; devoted son, Brian Verdy of Millis; cherished grandchildren, Evan and Eleni Kisty; her dear sisters, Julia Vishnja, Phyllis Matto, Sally Yphantes and husband George, and Carol Kauzens and husband Zigmunds, and sisters-in-law, Mary Verdy and Antonetta Ekonomy; and many nieces and nephews. Helen’s funeral will be held in the Annunciation Orthodox Church, 37 Washington Street, Natick, on Monday, Nov. 24th at 10:30AM. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2 – 5PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Dell Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Helen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, or the Annunciation Orthodox Church.


Patricia M. (Gallagher) Barnabo 11/14/2014 Walpole, MA / Natick, MA / Needham, MA / WEstboro, MA / Framingham, MA

Patricia M. (Gallagher) Barnabo of Westborough, formerly of Natick, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was eighty-two years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Margaret L. (Foley) Gallagher. Pat was known for her great sense of humor, her Christmas Eve parties and her famous Rice Krispies Treats. She was an avid reader and loved shopping, talking on the phone with friends and spending time with family. She was the devoted wife of the late George A. Barnabo and together they shared almost thirty years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Susan M. Barnabo of Walpole and Mark T. Barnabo of Westborough. Caring sister of Margaret L. Gallagher of Needham, the late Mary A. Gallagher and the late Thomas J. Gallagher. Aunt of Michael J. Gallagher, Kevin T. Gallagher, his wife Jeanne and their children. Pat’s Funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, November 20th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, November 19th from 3:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to the St. Elizabeth Mother House, 115 East Main St., Allegany, NY 14706. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Mary (Piedmonte) Luttrell 11/13/2014 Natick, MA / Mendon, MA / Milford, MA / Billerica, MA / Southboro, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK -- Mary (Piedmonte) Luttrell, 89, formerly of Natick and Framingham, passed away on Nov. 13 2014 at the Roscommon Nursing Home in West Roxbury. She was the wife of the late John H. Luttrell Sr. Mary was born in Woonsocket, R.I. on May 14, 1925, the daughter of the late Josephine (Motte) and Denis F. Piedmonte. She was educated in the Woonsocket public schools, graduating from Woonsocket High School. She worked at the Glenark Mills, and later married her sweetheart, John, after his discharge from the U.S. Army following World War II. After marrying and starting a family, she lived in Pascoag and Woonsocket, R.I. before moving to Brookline, Mass. and settling in Natick, where she raised seven sons. Mary was active in St. Patrick’s parish and served for years as a Cub Scout den mother. Survived by her sons and their wives: John H. Jr. and Kathleen Luttrell of Wilbraham; Dennis F. and Beverly Luttrell of Marion; Martin E. and Sharron Kahn Luttrell of Mendon; Richard D. Luttrell and Tiffany Brendt of Parsonfield, Maine; Michael J. and Donna Luttrell of Milford; Brian D. and Catherine Luttrell of Billerica; and Kevin S. and Maryellen Luttrell of Southboro. She is also survived by a sister, Ann Pomfret of Coventry, R.I. a brother, Denis Piedmonte of Woonsocket, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday November 19 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 at 10:00 A.M. in St Patrick’s Church. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Cardiology Department at Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of Mary Luttrell. Contributions can be made at www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow. Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include Mary’s name in the memo line. For directions and to send the Luttrell online condolences please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Stephanie T. "Sandy" Tomasetti 11/12/2014 Natick, MA / Leesburg, FL / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA

Stephanie T. “Sandy” Tomasetti of Leesburg, Florida and formerly of Natick passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was seventy-five years old. Twin sister of Joanne Tomasetti of Needham, sister of Skip Tomasetti and his wife Linda of Natick, Mary Lou Hewins and her husband Rick of Holliston and the late Michael Tomasetti and his wife Virginia of Natick and the late James Tomasetti and his wife Cindy of Natick. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and her best friend Judy of Leesburg, Florida. A private service will be held at a future date. Arrangements under the direction of the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. To send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Robert W. Smith 11/11/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Framingham – Robert (Rob) Wells Smith III., formerly of Holliston, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday evening, November 11, 2014, at the age of 46. Rob is survived by his two children, Chloe Smith and Alex Smith; his wife Lisa Smith; his parents Robert Smith Jr. and Theresa Cummings; his siblings Andrea Sobieraj and Kenneth Smith; and his stepparents Dorothy Smith and the late Eugene Cummings. Born November 26, 1967, Rob was raised in Holliston and attended Marion High School in Framingham, MA. Rob was well-known in both Holliston and Framingham during his youth as a jokester, always able to light up a room with his presence. He had many friends and a love for music. Always a first to lend a hand to someone in need, Rob had an innate ability to find the goodness in anyone. His humor, his positive outlook on life, and heart will be missed. Rob was a gentle, humble soul who cared deeply for others, but not nearly in the way he did for his two children. They were the driving force of his life, and he was so proud of both of them. During his later years, he developed a deep faith, regularly attending many of the areas churches. The wake is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 17, at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., Natick. A funeral Mass will be held at11:00 a.m., November 18, at Saint Matthew Parish, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough. Following the Mass, Rob will be put to rest via a burial ceremony at Saints Patrick’s Cemetery, 180 Pond St., Natick. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an educational account established for Chloe’s benefit through Wells Fargo Advisors. Donations can be made via check payable to Wells Fargo Advisors and should reference Chloe Isabella Smith, Acct. #72590735. The mailing address is as follows: Attn: Cash Management, H0006-085, Wells Fargo Advisors, 1 N. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.


Kathleen E. (Zilch) McCormick 11/8/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Kathleen E (Zilch) McCormick of East Natick passed away Saturday, November 8th, surrounded by her family at the age of 80. Born in Natick, Kathy was the daughter of the late Carrol (Kynoch) Zilch of Ashland and the late Bernard Zilch of Framingham. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Provencal of Ashland and her daughter Barbara Jean who passed away in 1960. Kathy was the devoted mother of Stephen McCormick and wife Carol of Ashland. Carrol Connors and her husband Willy of Holliston and Susan Wilson Hall and her husband Donny of Natick (formerly of Millis). Loving ‘Gram’ to Kevin McCormick. Jimmy, Janine and Joe Connors. Mathew and Michael Wilson. Great Gram to Christian McCormick. Caring sister to Patricia Hedderig and her husband Hanson (Boots) of Hudson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Dennis and Ray Provencal, as well as many great nieces and nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind several close child hood friends. Kathy grew up in Natick and raised her family in East Natick where she lived until the time of her death. Until her retirement in 1992, she worked at Goulds Pumps in Natick and Wellesley as a sales manager. Kathy loved to swim, read and take long walks with her neighbor. Many of her happy times were spent in Nantucket and Maine with family and friends. Funeral Service in the John Everett & sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00AM with interment in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Friday from 3:00-7:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation, PO Box 477, Grand Central Station, New York NY 10163-4777. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Gregg Steven Dziama 11/8/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Chelsea, MA / Boston, MA

Gregg Steven Dziama of South Natick, November 8, 2014. Husband of Jeannie (Kim) Dziama and survived by his former wife Colleen Mullane. Beloved father of Shea Adams (Nichlaus) of East Greenbush, NY, Justin Dziama (Laura) of Boston; Taylor Creed (Steven) of Huntersville, NC; Whitney Dziama of Walpole, MA; Jett and Nalani Dziama of South Natick, MA. Beloved son of Denise Dziama Whelan and the late Steven Dziama and stepson to the late Robert A. Whelan of Natick. Beloved brother of Gary Dziama of Stratham, NH; Leslie Dziama Meyers of Marlborough, Diane Dziama Hollister of Boston; Jeffrey Dziama of Wellesley, Carolyn Dziama Harasimowicz of Duxbury; Robert Whelan, Jr. of Falmouth, Timothy Whelan of Boston, Wendy Whelan Larivee of Boston, Robin Whelan Calvino of Manchester, NH and John Whelan of Charlotte, NC. Survived by three grandchildren (with a fourth on the way) as well as 29 nieces and nephews. Gregg was the proud owner of Gregg Dziama, Inc. of the New England Produce Center for over 35 years. A 1972 graduate of Boston College, he excelled at linebacker for the BC Eagles football team. Gregg enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his six children and watching them excel in their many school and athletic endeavors. Visiting hours at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St, Natick from 4-8 pm Thursday, November 13. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 14 at 10:00 am at St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St, Natick where Gregg served as an altar boy in his youth. Internment at St Patrick Cemetery.


Douglass M. Mills 11/4/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Milford, MA

Douglass M. Mills of Natick passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center of Framingham. He was sixty-seven years old. Beloved son of the late Frances J. (McLeod) Mills, he was raised in Rockland, Maine and graduated from Rockland High School. After his education, Mr. Mills joined the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was a Natick resident for over thirty years and worked in food service for thirty-two years with Wellesley College. Douglass enjoyed video games, reading an average of one book every two days and his nickname “Gentle Giant.” He was the devoted husband of Carol Ann (Murnane) Mills and they were together for thirty years. He was the loving father of Susan A. Friot of Natick, Marlene M. Friot, also of Natick, Michelle Coppola and her husband Paul of Natick and Jennifer L. Randall of Milford. Cherished grandfather of James, Daryl, Brandi, Marissa, Alex, Monique, Dominic, Junior and Vincent. Great grandfather of Cassidy, Giada, Jasmiya, James, Lorenzo and Jahziel. Caring brother of Janet Mills of CA and the late Ellen Mills. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, November 11th at 12:30PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 10th from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Douglass’ memory may be made to American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions or to send a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


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