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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.


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


Ruth M. Nagle 11/3/2014 Pittsfield, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Acton, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ruth M. (Taylor) Nagle, age 90, died peacefully on Monday evening, November 3, 2014 at Saint Patrick’s Manor, her home for the past four years. She was the devoted wife of the late Edmund J. Nagle for 63 years. Born in Boston, Ruth was a daughter of the late William and Rose (Burke) Taylor. She was raised in Arlington and, after graduating from Arlington High School, continued her education at Burdett Secretarial School in Boston. She was working as a secretary in Boston when she and Edmund were married in October of 1946. Ruth and Ed lived in Lexington, MA in the early years of their marriage where they began their family. They moved to Providence, RI, prior to settling in Eastchester, New York, where they made a home for their three daughters. Ruth was employed by Scarsdale High School for 25 years where she became the indispensible and, ever diplomatic, Administrative Assistant to the Principal. Ruth was adept at balancing her roles as wife, mother, secretary, and active member of her parish. Ruth retired in 1989 and she and Ed moved to Salisbury Estates in Pittsfield. They loved their new home and became very involved with the Salisbury Community and active in Saint Mark’s Parish. It was after Ed’s death in 2009 that Ruth moved to Saint Patrick’s Manor. Ever gracious and always a lady, Ruth kept her trusty pad and pen nearby to jot notes for herself to ensure that she would not forget a staff member’s name or any upcoming event. She is survived by her daughters, Maureen E. Nagle of Somers, NY, Susan Fitz Maurice and her husband David of Jackson Heights, NY, and Denise N. Morrall and her husband David of Acton; and two grandchildren, Julianna N. and Bentley N. Morrall. Her Services will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, Nov. 7th at 1:00PM. Relatives and friends may meet with the family beginning at noon. A Mass will be celebrated in her name at St. Patrick’s Manor and at Saint Mark’s Church at a later date. Gifts may be made in Ruth’s memory to Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Richard E. Skog 11/2/2014 Medway, MA / Framingham, MA

Richard E. Skog, 68, of Medway passed away at home on November 2, 2014 after a long illness. He was the husband of Dorothy (Bigelow) Skog for 45 years. Mr. Skog was born and raised in Framingham, the son of the late Ernest R. and Mary (Connors) Skog. He graduated from Framingham South High School in 1965 and worked for the Framingham Post Office for 38 years. Mr. Skog enjoyed fishing, bowling, reading, gardening and bird watching. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Richard of West Yarmouth, his daughter Debra Cicio and her husband Phil of Bellingham, his grandson Nicholas Cicio and his wife Melissa of Shrewsbury and his granddaughter Dina Cicio of Bellingham. There are no calling hours and a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA 01202-9031 or to Mass. Audubon, 208 South Great Road, P.O. Box 9102, Lincoln, MA 01773-9988.


Chester W. Mahon 11/1/2014 Natick, MA / Bolton, MA / Framingham, MA / Fall River, MA

NATICK: Chester W. Mahon, age 94, a retired mechanical engineer and World War II Navy veteran, died on November 1, 2014. He was the devoted husband of the late Alida (Campbell) Mahon. Born, raised, and educated in Fall River, Chet was a son of the late James and Florence (Savory) Mahon. He continued his education with Brown and Sharpe and worked as a tool designer prior to joining the Navy in 1944. He served as a Fire Controlman throughout the remainder of World War II, primarily in the Pacific Theatre. Chet and Alida were married in 1944, and settled in Natick where they raised their family. Chet continued with his career as a mechanical engineer, and after several years with AML Engineering he began work with Itek, then a major defense contractor. His successes with Itek were many, among them developing the camera lens used aboard the U2 aircraft and, more recently, serving on the imaging team responsible for the camera system employed on the Viking orbiters trips to Mars. Having crafted miniature furniture for years, Chet pursued this interest with fervor after his retirement. He became proficient in restoring antique miniatures for dollhouses and often fashioned his own in wood or metal. He became quite well known for his intricate work and suddenly found himself in the midst of a second career. He repaired and renovated dollhouses and miniature furnishings sent to him from all over the country. Damaged parts of carousels would also be shipped to him from far and wide for his intricate doctoring. A true craftsman, he stopped at 91 when he felt he could not meet his own standard of quality workmanship. Chet enjoyed the love and affection of his large family and spent his mornings happily with a group of longtime friends over coffee. He also played and followed golf. Predeceased by Alida in 2000, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Tomasetti and husband Skip of Natick, Charlotte Farnsworth and husband Curt of Bolton; a son, Edward Mahon of Framingham; six grandchildren, Alida, Christina, Linda, Miguel, Catherine, and Sonia; and nine great-grandchildren, Sara, Katherine, Danielle, Steven, Samantha, Nathan, Anthony, Emma, and Annabel. He was also the brother of the late John and Bertha. His Services will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, Nov. 7th at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends may visit with the family beginning at 9:00AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in Chet’s name to the Natick VNA, 209 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760.


Donald F. Hoey 10/29/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Donald F. Hoey, a life-long Natick resident and retired Natick Police Officer passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Leonard Morse Hospital of Natick. He was eighty-six years old. Born in Natick and a graduate of Natick High School, he worked as a Natick Police Officer for twenty-eight years. Don also served with the Army National Guard and was very active in the Natick Elks Club for many years. He loved his family, neighbors and the town of Natick very much. He was a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Lunney) Hoey and the devoted husband of the late Natalie M. (Jackson) Hoey with whom he shared over fifty years of marriage. Don was the loving father of Donna Mitcham and her husband William of Natick and the cherished and proud grandfather of Andy Mitcham and his wife Marybeth of Stony Creek, NY, Tim Mitcham and his wife Stephanie of Holly Springs, NC and Dan Mitcham and his wife Grace of Youngsville, NC. Great grandfather of Brianna, Billy, Jackson, Cassidy, Jocelyn, Isabelle and Alivia. Caring brother of the late Richard, Robert and Raymond Hoey. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Don’s Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hour from 10:00-11:00AM. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Daniel L. England, Sr. 10/24/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA / Watertown, MA / Chelsea, MA

Daniel L. England, Sr. of Natick passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. He was seventy-five years old. Born in Boston on October 30, 1938, he was raised in Dorchester and was the devoted son of the late Frank and Rita (Smith) England. Dan was a Natick resident for the past twenty years and worked as a printer for Natick Center Graphics for over thirty years. He loved his work, all animals especially his dogs and cat, fresh water fishing and spending time with his kids and his grandchildren. He was the former husband of Estella (Lavers) England of Chelsea. Loving father of Rita Goff of Brook Park, MN, Margaret Lamorticelli and her husband Mark of Claremont, NH, Estella Landolfi of Buzzards Bay, Daniel L. England, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Watertown and Angela England-Castro, also of Watertown. Cherished grandfather of Ashley Goff of Brook Park, MN, Keith England of Weymouth, Nicole Anderson and her husband Logan of Littleton, NH, Anthony Lamorticelli of Claremont, NH, Ashley Lamorticelli also of Claremont, NH, Clinton Landolfi of Stoughton, Timothy, Samantha, Tyler and Shawna England of Watertown, Christina and Nathan England and Darrian Castro, all of Watertown and great grandfather of Madelyn Goff, Carrissa England, Keegan England and Ava Margolis. Caring brother of Margaret Howland and her late husband Raymond of West Buxton, Maine, Rev. Michael Branham of Norton, VT and the late Rita McCaffrey and the late Diane Hogden. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, October 29th at 9:00AM. Funeral Service in the Common Street Community Church, 13 Common St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, October 28th from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury. Memorial contributions in Dan’s name may be made to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or at giving@mspca.org. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Frank J. Primevara 10/20/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Frank J. Primevara, 83, of Natick died Monday, October 20, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion K. (Bridges) Primevara who died in 2003. A Natick resident for 54 years he was born in Wellesley the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Collari) Primevara. Mr. Primevara worked in the in the construction industry for over 30 years with the Bernardi and Fantoni Companies. He was previously employed at the General Motors Plant in Framingham. Frank was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, the Natick Elks, and the downtown Natick Dunkin Donuts Morning Conversation Group. He was known for his sense of humor, working on crossword puzzles and enjoyed the company of his pet cat, Susie. Mr. Primevara attended the Wellesley school system and was a graduate of Wellesley High School class of 1948. He was a proud Veteran, serving in the United States Navy. He survived by four children Linda McCarthy of Natick, John Primevara and his wife Karen of Maine, Frank Primevara and his wife Lu of Framingham, Joanna Richards and Jon Hilgenberg of Mt. Pleasant, SC, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces ,nephews and cousins. He was also the father of the late Glen Primevara. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Patrick’s Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Interment Dell Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Framingham Union AID, 99 Lincoln Street, ground floor, Framingham, MA 01702 Attn: Kerri Demmons. Or to the Wounded Warrior Project,150 Cambridge Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.


Domingo T. Resurreccion, Jr. 10/19/2014 Southborough, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Boston, MA

Domingo T. Resurreccion, Jr. of Southborough passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Marlborough Hospital. He was only forty-six years old. Born and raised in the Philippines, he was the loving son of Aurora C. (Tayoni) Resurreccion of Brockton and the late Domingo Resurreccion, Sr. He came to the United States in 1986 and was a Southborough resident for the last seven years. Domingo worked as an auto mechanic for the past seventeen years for the Herb Chambers Infiniti dealership in Boston. He enjoyed his work, his co-workers and fixing cars. He loved riding his Yamaha Midnight Maxim, telling jokes, NASCAR, basketball and his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was the devoted fiancé of Chona Resurreccion of Southborough. Caring brother of Fe Resurreccion of Brockton, LiLiBeth Alegre and her husband Ramon of Taunton, Erlinda Follet and her husband Michael of Brockton, Rene Resurreccion and his wife Antonia of Stoughton, Rizalina LaCure and her husband Eddy of Sudbury and the late Roel Resurreccion. Also survived by ten nieces and nephews and three great nieces and nephews. Domingo’s funeral will be held from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, October 23rd 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 from 5:00-8:00PM. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Ralph F. Richardson 10/15/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ralph F. Richardson, 87, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell on May 26, 1927 the son of the late Maurice W. Richardson and Cicil (Flewelling) Richardson. Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years Suzanne (Gagnebin) Richardson of Framingham. He was the uncle of William R. Landry of Murfreesboro, TN. Brother of the late Maurice W. Richardson, Jr. and Jane R. Wright. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Ralph and his wife Suzanne have resided in Framingham for the past fifty two years. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam, New York. He received his Architectural Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Ralph had a long and distinguished career as an architectural draftsman designing traditional, colonial and contemporary churches throughout the area. He has been an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, volunteering his time and talents in many capacities. He loved sailing, photography and bicycling. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time spent with his wife. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. His funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in Ralph’s memory may be sent to the Church of the Holy Spirit.


Ralph F. Richardson 10/15/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ralph F. Richardson, 87, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell on May 26, 1927 the son of the late Maurice W. Richardson and Cecil (Flewelling) Richardson. Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years Suzanne (Gagnebin) Richardson of Framingham. He was the uncle of William R. Landry of Murfreesboro, TN. Brother of the late Maurice W. Richardson, Jr. and Jane R. Wright. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Ralph and his wife Suzanne have resided in Framingham for the past fifty two years. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam, New York. He received his Architectural Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Ralph had a long and distinguished career as an architectural draftsman designing traditional, colonial and contemporary churches throughout the area. He has been an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, volunteering his time and talents in many capacities. He loved sailing, photography and bicycling. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his wife. Ralph served his country proudly with the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class and earned the World War II Victory Medal. His funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in Ralph’s memory may be sent to the Church of the Holy Spirit.


Peter Graham Babkie 10/10/2014 Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Peter Graham Babkie, 63, died on October 10, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was born in New York City, New York on November 22, 1950 the son of the late Joseph Babkie and Joyce (Williams) Babkie. Peter is survived by his daughter Lisa B. Kurker of Duxbury. He was the grandfather of Taylor Kurker, Kayli Kurker, Brooke Kurker and Zakby Kurker all of Duxbury. He was the brother of Robert Babkie and his wife Amy Babkie of Port St. Lucie, FL and the late Michael Babkie. Also the brother-in-law of Andrea Babkie of Lantana, FL. He was the former husband of Janet Fay of Millis and Donna Pascarella of Bourne. Peter was a resident of Framingham for the past few years and previously resided in Wayland and spent his formative years in Westport, CT. He was a graduate of Staples High School in Westport, CT and received his BS in Education from Boston University. Peter had a long career in the field of education and was a Life Science teacher for the City of Newton at the Meadowbrook Junior High/Charles E. Brown Middle School. He was also a Team Leader at the school as well as the girls’ softball coach for many years. He enjoyed tennis, golf, boating and loved music. He was an accomplished drummer and enjoyed playing throughout the years. Peter was an outgoing individual and enjoyed being around people from all walks of life. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Remembrances of his life will be shared by friends and family from 3:30 to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers his family suggests that memorial gifts in Peter’s memory may be sent to the Charles E. Brown Middle School, 125 Meadowbrook Road, in Newton Massachusetts 02459. For online condolences and directions please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.


Kathleen M. (Wilson) Wenckus 10/9/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Waltham, MA / Millbury, MA / Southborough, MA

Kathleen M. (Wilson) Wenckus of Natick passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her caring and loving family. She was 56 years old. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on February 23, 1958, she was the cherished daughter of the late William W. “Bill” and Florence M. (Sceles) Wilson. Kathleen was raised in Natick and a 1975 graduate of Natick High School. She attended Massbay College, worked as a waitress and manager in the restaurant business however; her true passion was her family and friends. What mattered most to Kathleen was taking care of others. She loved boating with her husband, Sebago Lake in Maine, family get-togethers and entertaining. She was a member of the Newton Yacht Club and past president of the Newton Yacht Club Auxiliary. Kathleen was the devoted wife of Daniel P. Wenckus of Natick and together they just celebrated their thirteenth anniversary on September 17th. She was the loving mother of Michael Wade Wilson of Natick and proud grandmother of Destiny Marie O’Brien of Ft. Myers, Florida. Caring sister of Stephen W. Wilson of Vestal, NY, Wendy A. Wilson of Natick, Debra J. Hebert and her husband Steven of Millbury, Diane M. Tobin and her husband John of Southborough and Christine Smaldone and her husband Bill of Westborough. Daughter-in-law of Joan E. (Besso) Wenckus of Waltham and the late John J. Wenckus. Sister-in-law of Carol A. Murphy and her husband Richard of Waltham, Brian P. Wenckus of Waltham, Lynne M. Patten and her husband Richard also of Waltham, Lisa J. Maloney and her husband Terry of Framingham and the late John J. Wenckus. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and her dogs Jake, Hunter and Dutchess. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick on Tuesday, October 14th at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment is private and memorial contributions in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center, 148 Chestnut St., Needham, MA 02492 or the John J. Wenckus, 9-11 Memorial Fund c/o Carol Murphy, 54 Alder St., Waltham, MA 02453. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Mariann Leshinski 10/7/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Winthrop, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Mariann Leshinski, age 51, a former Natick resident, died on Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the devoted mother of Maigan Leshinski and Emily Carter, both of Natick. Born in Quincy and raised in Natick, she was a daughter of James Z. and Marilou (McGinn) Leshinski. Mariann was a 1981 graduate of Natick High School and later earned her certification in childcare/preschool education. She had lived several years in Winthrop, ultimately settling in Framingham. Mariann was employed with the Abbott School in Wellesley prior to her many years with the Goddard School in Wayland. Her love for children never waned and after days of dealing with little ones at work she still had plenty of love and energy for her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Mariann was exceptionally creative, a talented gardener, and a full on fan of both the Red Sox and Patriots. She is survived by her daughters, Maigan and Emily; her and parents, Jim and Marilou; her grandchildren, Haley Alexis, Gia Sunshine, and Sotiros James; and her partner, Chris Rogaishio. She was also a devoted sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. Her funeral Mass will be on Friday, Oct. 17th at 10:00AM in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick. Visiting hours will be in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday 4:00 – 6:00PM. Donations may be made in Mariann’s memory to the Cor Unum Meal Center, 191 Salem Street, Lawrence, MA 01843.


Edward Joseph Jolley 10/6/2014 Framingham, MA / Natick, MA / Hudson, MA / Holliston, MA / Franklin, MA

FRAMINGHAM: Edward Joseph Jolley, age 79, of Framingham, a retired Boston Edison employee and tireless volunteer on behalf of veterans, died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at home early Monday morning, on October 6, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Mary M. (Thornton) Jolley for 53 years. Born in Boston and raised in South Boston and Brookline, he was a son of the late Edward M. and Marjorie (Donahue) Jolley. Ed graduated from Brookline High School in 1954 and that same month enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He served the duration of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1957. Ed was employed as a mechanic with Foreign Motors of Brookline prior joining Boston Edison. He and Mary were married in 1961 and within a few years settled in Framingham to raise their growing family. He retired from the Boston Edison Underground after 35 years with the company. During much of his time there he served as Chief Steward with UWUA Local 369. For the past fifteen years Ed had worked part time in security for the TJX Company. Ed became involved with local veterans’ organizations, eventually becoming an integral figure in the Natick area veterans’ services. The current president of the Natick Veteran’s Council, and adjutant and past commandant of the MetroWest Marine Corps League Detachment #1037, he had also been active through the years with Amvets Post #79, American Legion Post #107, and Lodge #1425 BPO Elks, all of Natick. Ed favored pastime was reading histories and mysteries as well as keeping well versed in current events by reading several newspapers a day. In addition to Mary, he is survived by a son, Edward J. Jolley of Harwich; three daughters, Suzanne M. Ulanski and husband Jim of Franklin, Victoria Queiros and husband Robert of Holden, and Jennifer A. Green and husband Jason of Holliston; nine grandchildren, Jessica, James, Caroline, Ryan, Meredith, Kyle, Aidan, Riley, and Joseph; and his sister, Marjorie Agnew and husband of Canton; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Joseph Jolley. His funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Friday, Oct. 10th at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint George Catholic Church, 74 School Street, Framingham at 10:00AM. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:45PM. Visiting hours Thursday 4 – 7PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the MetroWest Marine Corps League Detachment #1037, P.O. Box M, Natick, MA 01760.


Marie A. (Malloy) Tuccero 10/5/2014 Natick, MA / Norwood, MA / Framingham, MA / Waltham, MA / Arlington, MA / Nahant, MA

Marie A. (Malloy) Tuccero of Norwood, the loving wife of Dante Tuccero slipped surprisingly into a deep sleep never to awaken. Born on August 8, 1924 to the late John J. and the late Pearl N. (Nielsen) Malloy, she died at Norwood Hospital on Sunday Morning, October 5, 2014. She will be remembered lovingly and deeply missed by her sons: Dante Tuccero, Jr. and his wife Patti and Vincent “Guy” Tuccero; her daughter Donna Marie Sanders and her husband Ron. Her seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Marie and Nathan Lee Sanders, children of Donna; Guy Richard, Alex Meade and Maxwell Robert Tuccero, sons of Guy and Ashley Rose and Erica Caitlin Tuccero, daughters of Dante, Jr. She is also survived by six of her siblings: Katherine Jones, Theresa Moakley, Rita Moakley, Jeanette Gabriel, Sandra Hilton and Richard “Butch” Malloy as well as a large extended family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings Paul Malloy, Elaine Tosi, Patricia Lincoln, Ruth Medieros, Elizabeth “Betty” Smith and John Malloy. A Celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Sunday, October 12th from 2:00-5:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, the Salvation Army, 215 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 or a charity of you choice. For directions or to send Marie’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Richard L. Evans 10/5/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Richard L. Evans of Natick passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. He was eighty-one years old. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 30, 1932, he was the son of the late L. Cowan and Hattie (Ivy) Evans. He was raised in Chicago and worked as a professor at the Berkley College of Music in Boston for twenty-five years. Richard joined the United States Army in February of 1953 and served our country proudly as a corporal during the Korean War. He had a passion for music, played the stand up bass and composed, arranged and produced music. He was also nominated for a Grammy award. Mr. Evans enjoyed painting, illustrating and eating pie especially peach cobbler. A Natick resident for over twenty-eight years, he was the devoted husband of Allison R. (Lewis) Evans of Natick with whom he shared thirty-nine years of marriage. He was the loving father of Verna Davis of Mesa, AZ, Christopher Evans of Natick, Camarah Evans and his wife Jill of Natick, Laverne Newman of Mesa, AZ, Claude Newman of Atlanta, Lavada Cartwright of Illinois and Keith Carter of Chicago. Cherished grandfather of Aleah, Logan and Amiah Evans, Keenan Moore, Jason Duckworth, Aaron and Brandon Lewis and great grandfather of Jordyn Moore. Caring brother of the late Claude Evans. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins Michael Ivy of Nashville and Gloria Jean Edwards of Birmingham, Alabama. A visitation will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00AM. Richard’s Funeral Service will begin at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02210. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Michael Higgins 10/3/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA

Michael Patrick Higgins of Framingham passed away suddenly on Friday, October 3, 2014 in his home. He was fifty- four years old. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on November 12, 1959, he was raised in Natick, graduated from Natick High School in 1977 and promptly joined the Marine Corps, as his father before him had done. Upon returning home, he found work as a mason, specializing in tile and ceramics. In a short time, his skill as a ceramic tile mason became well known enough that he was able to establish his own successful business, “Royal Tile”. Mike loved people, music, athletics, his work, and his family, by whom he will be sincerely missed. He was the son of Pauline G. Atencio and the late William M. Higgins. He leaves behind his dearly loved son, Ethan Michael Higgins, of Natick, MA, and Craftsbury, VT. He was also a loving and devoted brother to Scott L. Higgins of Hopedale, Victoria C. Lane of Oxford, David S. Higgins of Framingham, Joanna Beavers of Worcester, and Stacie N. Allen of Wayland. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00-7:00PM, in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Thomas I. Hammel 10/3/2014 Natick, MA / Wellesley, MA / Framingham, MA / Millis, MA

Thomas I. Hammel of Natick passed away peacefully on Friday morning, October 3, 2014. He was eighty-nine years old. Son of the late John and Josephine (Findley) Hammel. Devoted husband of the late Theresa E. (Vickery) Hammel with whom he shared sixty-four years of marriage. Loving father of two sons, Thomas D. Hammel and his wife Patricia of Easthamton and Clifford P. Hammel and his wife Betsy of Natick; two daughters, Diane M. Sherman and her husband Donald of Millis and Kathy A. Diagle and Bernard Kuhn of Franklin. Cherished grandfather of Steven Daigle of Colorado and Taylor Daigle of Franklin. Caring brother of the late John Hammel, Catherine Vickery, Francis Hammel and William Hammel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. U.S. Army Corporal World War II Veteran with the 87th Mortar Battalion serving during D Day on Utah Beach, St. Lo, France and seeing combat in France, Belgium and Germany where he received commendations on July 18, 1944 and December 6, 1944 and the Bronze and Silver Star. Tom loved his whole family, children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws and friends. He worked for General Motors in Framingham for forty-one years and enjoyed gardening, home renovations, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, flea markets and antiquing. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, October 9th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Resurrection will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham with Military Honors. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Joan C. (Tobin) Farrell 10/2/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Mansfield, MA / Holliston, MA

Joan C. (Tobin) Farrell of Natick passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. She was seventy-five years old. Beloved daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine (Halley) Tobin, she was raised in Waltham and attended St. Charles High School. Joan then attended Framingham State and Mass Bay School of Nursing and worked as an LPN. She was a Natick resident since 1963 and a faithful member of St. Linus and St. Patrick’s Churches of Natick. Joan loved spending time with her family and singing. She was the former wife of the late Edward L. Farrell, loving mother of Brian Farrell of Mansfield, Terrance Farrell of Natick, Timothy Farrell and his wife Leanne of Holliston, Brenda Farrell of Franklin, Maureen Alexander and her husband Scott of Bellingham and Joan E. Farrell of Natick. Cherished grandmother of Shane Farrell, Emily Rowan and her husband Jon, Amy Jaffe and her husband Joel, Jared and Colin Emmons, Thomas Fisher, Ryan and Timothy, Jr. (TJ) Farrell, Michael, Matthew and Melissa Alexander and Jessica and Riley Farrell. Great grandmother of five and caring sister of Kathleen Melanson and her husband George of Scituate and the late Ruth Kelley, Lawrence Tobin and Dorothy Moore. Special and dear friend Sandy Gouveia and her husband Ken of Waltham. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Tuesday, October 7th 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. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00-7:00PM in the funeral home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick. Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Metrowest Homecare and Hospice, 85 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702. For directions, obituary or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


James L. "Jim" Lavezzo 9/29/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA / Westborough, MA / Medway, MA

James L. Lavezzo of Natick passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence of Wayland. He was sixty years old. Born on November 23, 1953 in Boston, he was the son of the late William A. and Joan D. (Harris) Lavezzo. Jim was raised in Natick and a 1971 graduate of Newton Technical High School. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Mary Ann (Giannetti) Lavezzo of Natick, two adored daughters and one son-in-law, Gina and Michael Caulfield of Medway and Lisa Lavezzo of Natick. His brothers Michael Lavezzo of Natick, John Lavezzo and his wife Cindy of Dunedan, Florida and Gregory Lavezzo of Marlborough. He was predeceased by his brother William Lavezzo and his wife Kathleen. He is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a family man, enjoyed cooking and was a long-time and dedicated employee of the Town of Natick for over twenty-seven years. He was past commissioner of the Natick Men’s Softball League, a USSSA and ASA Softball Umpire, the former president and vice president of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1116, a Natick Town Constable and an “all-a-round” extraordinaire at Casey’s Diner. He was active in many area golf leagues and a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick. Following his passion for music, Jim played the drums with many bands over the years and especially loved his annual participation in Natick’s 4th of July Parade with his blues band. Jim loved to ride his Harley Davidson up the coast of New England with friends and enjoyed his summers in Hampton Beach. Relatives and friends are invited to join the funeral on Saturday, October 4th at 9:00AM from the John Everett & Sons Funeral home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00-8:00PM. Burial is private. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. For directions or to send Jim’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Philip P. "Phil" Murphy 9/29/2014 Medway, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Philip P. “Phil” Murphy of Natick Massachusetts, formerly of Brookline Massachusetts passed away a day before his seventy-eighth birthday, Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. Born in Brookline on September 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Philip P. and Alice G. (Welch) Murphy. He was raised in Brookline, attended Boston College and one of his favorite hobbies was to dabble in electronic inventions. Phil worked for many years as an Engineer at companies including Raytheon, RCA, Sanborn, Hewlett Packard and Analog Devices. He was very involved in politics in Natick and projects involved with the old East School in Natick. He was always a big baseball fan, loved the Boston Red Sox and coached farm league and little league in Natick. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and family and enjoyed visiting Lake Ossipee and the Cape in the summer months. He was a resident of Natick for forty-six years, attended St. Patrick’s Church, a town meeting member and worked part-time at Town Line Liquors. Phil was the loving husband of Judith L. (McGuire) Murphy of Natick with whom he shared fifty-six years of marriage. He was the beloved and devoted father of Glenn J. Murphy and his wife Donna M. of Medway and Gregg P. Murphy and his wife Donna A. of Natick. Dear grandfather of Paige G. Murphy of Medway and Hailey M. Murphy of Natick. Caring brother of Phyllis Adams and her husband John of Natick and the late Alice Jenkins and her husband Charles of Westover, Maryland. Brother-in-law of Lois Mahony and her late husband Robert Mahony of Dennis, MA. Also survived by many nephews and nieces. Funeral Service in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Friday, October 3rd at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick. Contributions in Phil’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl. West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions or to send Phil’s family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Stanley K. Williams 9/27/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wellesley, MA / Ashland, MA

Stanley K. Williams of Framingham passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his home at the age of fifty-four. Born in Clearwater, Florida on August 22, 1960, he was the son of Eddie L. and Mary (Hayes) Williams. A 1978 graduate of Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, he joined the United States Army and served our country proudly from1978 until 1993. Mr. Williams worked as an electronic technician for Draper Laboratories since 2001 and enjoyed playing and watching basketball, his family especially his grandchildren and barbeques. He was the devoted husband of Maria S. Centeio-Williams and together they shared thirteen years of marriage. He was the loving father of Bobby Martin and his fiancee Jenilee of Framingham, Denzel Martin of Framingham and Stanley K. Williams, Jr., also of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Myalee Martin and Kaylee Martin, both of Framingham. Caring brother of Marilyn Sloan of Clearwater, FL, Kimberly R. Williams of St. Petersburg, FL, Patricia Williams of Largo, FL, Pamela Demps of Clearwater, FL, and Dana Poole and her husband Michael of Japan. Brother-in-law of David Centeio and his wife Maria of Roxbury and Francisco Centeio and his wife Maria of Malden. Also survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and great nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00PM and Friday, September 26th from 6:00-9:00PM. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. For direction or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Robert J. Norman 9/24/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Wayland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Robert J. Norman of Natick died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his home. Born in Natick on March 4, 1928, he was the son of the late William J. Sr. and Esther A. (Reid) Norman. He was raised in Natick and attended Natick Public Schools. During the Korean War, he served our country proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army (24th Division, 52nd Field Artillery, Charley Battery). He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW and the Amvets organizations. For over twenty years, he worked for Local 475 as a carpenter, supervising the expansion of Stop and Shop stores. Bob was a man of many talents. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing in all seasons. He was a member of the Hopkinton Sportsmen's Association. Bob loved his garden and sharing its bounty. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the boat ramp at the Lake Cochituate State Park. Husband of the late Frances A. (Branagan) Norman. Father of Sherry Norman and her husband Rich Dankel of Plainville, Robert J. “Rocky” Norman, Jr. of AZ, Kristen G. Norman of Edgartown and S. Vincent Norman and his wife Julie of Shrewsbury. Grandfather of Anna and Bo Dankel of Plainville, Kiana Casey of Edgartown and Cameron and Erica Norman of Shrewsbury. Brother of Frances Cody of Natick and the late William J. Norman, Jr. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Monday, September 29th at 10:00AM, followed by burial in Dell Park Cemetery Natick with Military Honors. Visiting hours Sunday, September 28th from 2:00-5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a veterans' organization of the donor's choosing. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Paul Francis Casey 9/19/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Springfield, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA

Paul F. Casey of Framingham, formerly of Holyoke passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Natick. He was eighty-three years old. Son of the late Charles and Helen (Haley) Casey he was as graduate of St. Jerome High School in Holyoke. Mr. Casey enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly for four years during the Korean War. After his military service he attended Catholic University of Puerto Rico while dating the love of his life, Anabel. Paul worked for the Puerto Rican Government for twenty-six years as a development administrator bringing factories and businesses to the island. He was a handy man who loved to dance, listen to Latin Music, travel and all Boston Sports Teams especially the Boston Celtics from the 1980’s. Paul was the devoted husband of Anabel T. (Padilla) Casey of Framingham with whom she shared fifty-nine years of marriage. Loving father of Paul E. Casey and his wife Maria of Framingham and Charles J. Casey, also of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Meghann M. Casey of Maryland and Melissa A. Casey of Las Vegas. Caring brother of Margaret Gibson of Chicago and the late Jean Kero, Helene McCarthy and Edward Casey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anselm’s Church 100 Landham Rd., Sudbury on Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Disabled Veteran’s Foundation, 1020 19th St., NW, Suite 475, Washington, D.C. 20036. For directions or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Michael C. Donahue 9/16/2014 Natick, MA / Ashland, MA / Framingham, MA

NATICK: Michael Christopher Donahue, age 21, a lifelong Natick resident and sports enthusiast, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He was the much-loved son of Kevin M. and Mary Ann (Saporetti) Donahue. A 2011 graduate of Natick High School, Michael was a proud member of the Redmen Varsity Hockey Team, having honed his skills over many years with the Natick Comets. After hockey season, he enjoyed the comradery and competitive edge he shared with fellow teammates on the Redmen Varsity Lacrosse Team. In years past, Mike had also played Little League Baseball and with the Natick Soccer club. Michael enjoyed caring for the family lawn from a young age, and never lost his affinity for yard work. For the past several years he was employed as a landscaper in the MetroWest area, played hockey when he could, and remained an ardent Bruins fan. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ribello and Mary (Moretti) Saporetti, he is survived by his parents, sister Kayla Elizabeth Donahue, and brother Patrick Ribello Donahue, all of Natick; his paternal grandparents, John L. and Patricia A. (Urlass) Donahue of Natick; his Godparents, Mark and Elizabeth Donahue of Natick; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Monday, September 22nd at 9:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be in the on Sunday 3:00 – 7:00PM. Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Natick Hockey Alliance, P.O. Box 12, Natick, MA 01760.


James H. Gallagher 9/14/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Ashland, MA / Wellesley, MA / Newton, MA

James H. Gallagher of Natick passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was ninety-six years old. Born on June 17, 1918 in Watertown, he was the son of the late Hugh and Annie (McDonald) Gallagher. A veteran of WWII, he served our country proudly as a Private First Class with the Military Police of the United States Army. Mr. Gallagher worked as a custodian at Brandeis University for over forty years, retiring when he was in his sixties. After a short time, he missed his co-workers and the students so, he went back to work part-time for twenty more years until he retired again at the age of eighty-two. He was the devoted husband of Mary E. (MacLeod) Gallagher of Natick with whom they shared fifty-one years of marriage. He was the loving father of James Gallagher, Jr. and his wife Laurie Cavossa of Natick, Donald Gallagher of Newton and Maureen Harris of Boston. Cherished grandfather of Sage, Hunter, Alec, Autumn. Caring brother of the late Norman Gallagher and his late wife Grace of Watertown. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Thursday, September 18th 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 Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com


Kenneth P. Dangelo 9/9/2014 Natick, MA / Newton, MA / Mashpee, MA / Framingham, MA

MASHPEE: Kenneth P. Dangelo, age 64, a Newton native and 18-year resident of Mashpee, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, after a three-year battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Born, raised and educated in Newton, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Grace (O’Mara) Dangelo. Ken served 40 years in the Massachusetts Air National Guard with the 267th Combat Communications Squadron in Wellesley and at Otis ANGB. Passionate about landscaping throughout his life, Ken also loved woodworking and repairing anything broken. He is survived by his former wife, Janice Rines Dangelo of Newton; their three children, Kevin Dangelo and his wife Kristin of Framingham, Kerri Dangelo Sirafos and her husband Socrates of Natick, and Keith Dangelo and his wife Jennifer of Natick; six grandchildren, Caiden and Gwenyth Dangelo, Cole, Harleigh, and Brent Sirafos, and Bailey Dangelo; his longtime partner, Lorrie Moran of Mashpee; and his sister Elaine Lotti and her family of Florida. Ken was predeceased by his sister Judith Dangelo. Visiting hours will be at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Thursday, September 11th from 4 – 7P.M. His Committal Service with military honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, on Friday, September 12th at 9:15AM.


Jean E. Davies 9/9/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Upton, MA / Grafton, MA

UPTON: Jean E. (Driscoll) Davies, age 66, a former resident of both Natick and Norwood, died early Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014, after a brief illness. Born in Cambridge, she was daughter of the late Bernard L. and Edith (Cicero) Driscoll. Jean was raised and educated in Natick, and was a member of the Natick High School graduating class of 1966. She married and was blessed with a daughter, Michelle, in 1971, and was dearly loved for many years by Merrill Maloney. Jean had lived a full life enjoying time with family and friends. She is remembered lovingly for always having a warm heart and kinds words to share. Jean is survived by her daughter Michelle R. Charpentier and her husband Scott of Grafton; two grandchildren, Jesaiah R. and Tyler M. Charpentier; two sisters, Bernadine Thompson and her husband Mark of Framingham, and Sandra Charette of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Bernard L. Driscoll, Jr. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Saturday, September 20th beginning at 8:00AM and join them for a Mass to be Celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East central; Street, Natick, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick Cemetery. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Claire A Goldrick 9/1/2014 Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / Medway, MA

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE INFORMATION BELOW. NATICK: Claire A. (Lightfoot) Goldrick, age 77, a long time resident of Natick, died peacefully on Monday morning, September 1, 2014, surrounded by her family at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center. She was the devoted wife of Robert D. Goldrick for 57 years. Born in Attleboro and raised in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and H. Terry (Lauzon) Lightfoot. Claire was a 1954 graduate of North Attleboro High School and enjoyed a three year courtship with Bob. They were married on Easter Sunday, 1957, while he was on leave from the Army. Bob refers to his subsequent transfer to Germany as an “18 month honeymoon,” during which he and Claire lived in a small apartment on base. After a brief stay in Framingham, the Goldrick’s settled in Natick where Claire created a warm and loving environment for their growing family. An Assistant Leader for her daughters’ Girl Scout Troops, she was a member of Saint Patrick’s Parish and active with Cursillos in Christianity in North Easton. Claire had a group of friends she would meet with monthly, had fun roller skating, and was an enthusiastic 10-pin bowler with leagues in Natick and Shrewsbury. At home, Claire was happy with her family and long line of pets, and was very particular – and successful – tending her rock garden. She is survived by Bob; their daughters, Linda Goldrick of Natick, and Tracy Goldrick of Medway; two granddaughters, Tess V. Goldrick and Giselle R. Goldrick, both of Medway; and her sister, Shirley Boisvert of Stuart, FL. She was also the sister of the late Gloria Fulton. Her funeral will be from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH at 9:00a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, at 11:00a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claire’s memory to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808, or Bay State Animal Cooperative, 47 Windsor Rd., Norwood, MA 02062.


Nancy A. (Cochran) Lavash 8/28/2014 Sherborn, MA / Natick, MA / Framingham, MA / AShland, MA / Wellesley, MA / Salem, MA

Nancy A. (Cochran) Lavash of Natick, formerly of Sherborn, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Natick. She was eighty years old. Devoted wife of the late Richard F. Lavash, loving mother of Richard M. of Wasilla, Alaska, Jonathan R. of Salem and Andrew J. of New Braunfels, Texas. Cherished grandmother of Marshall, Morgan, Robin and Ron. Caring sister of Judy (Cochran) Delaney of Milford, CT and Richard M. Cochran of Hull, MA. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy grew up in Wellfleet and Sherborn, MA. She attended UMASS Amherst and married her Sherborn High School sweetheart, Richard F. Lavash, who was in Texas completing USAF fighter pilot training. She rejoined him when he was stationed at Ramstein AFB and then Hahn AFB in West Germany, where their two oldest sons were born. Upon completion of her husband’s Air Force Service, they settled first in Holliston, where their third son was born, and then Sherborn, where she lived for forty years. Nancy was a model of civic activity in Sherborn. She was instrumental in the creation of the Sherborn Council on Aging, the development of the Sherborn Senior Housing (Woodhaven), was active in the Sherborn Cub Scouts, the Dover-Sherborn Football Boosters, and the Sherborn July 4th Committee, in addition to working in the Sherborn Town Offices for twenty years. She was active in politics at the local and state level, serving on the Democratic Town Committee and Democratic State Committee and worked for numerous Democratic Party candidates. She was a passionate patriot who was dedicated to progressive, liberal principles. Nancy loved Irish music and New Orleans Dixieland jazz bands. An avid fan of Boston College football, she never missed a game, either on radio or TV. A dedicated Red Sox fan she attended the 2013 World Series and watched them win their third title in ten years. Her annual two weeks in her beloved Martha’s Vineyard was the highlight of each year. A more recent resident of Natick, she served as a Natick Town Meeting Member, was on the Natick Friends of the 4th of July, and worked at the Jones Pharmacy of Natick. A student of history, Nancy volunteered at the South Natick Historical Society and pursued her interest in the background of the Reverend Eliot and the “Praying Indians” of South Natick. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA at the Natick Common. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Parish Church, 11 Washington St., at the junctions of routes 16 & 27 in Sherborn, MA. A reception will follow at the nearby Unity Hall. There will be a private, family interment ceremony at Pine Hill Cemetery in Sherborn. To send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com. Donations, preferably in lieu of flowers, may be made in Nancy's name to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.


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