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Roberta Ann Nealon

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NEALON, Roberta Ann 66, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 12, 2009, after a courageously fought battle with lymphoma. She was born in Boston and grew up in Watertown and Waltham. A graduate of Framingham State College, she was a special needs teacher in Hopkinton and at Keefe Tech High School. She was proud of her many years of volunteer work and fund raising at Framingham Union Hospital and the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton. She leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend of 45 years, Robert T. Nealon Jr, son and daughter-in-law Robert Nealon III and Jennifer Nealon, son and daughter-in-law Joseph Nealon and Annette Nealon, son and daughter-in-law Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, sister Irene DeSisto and parents Edward and Ada Restieri. Roberta was the proud grandmother of Robert J. Nealon, Mary Nealon, Michael Nealon, Leslie Nealon, Alexandria Wertz, Grace Nealon, Charles Nealon, Lucas Nealon, Tess Nealon Raskin, and Bruno Nealon Raskin. She is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Her fondest memories were of time spent with family at Disney World, Florida and Cape Cod and she always considered raising her children and grandchildren her greatest achievement. Roberta will be deeply missed by her family and many friends as she touched our lives with her loving acts of kindness throughout the years. A memorial Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Following the service, all are welcome to join the family for a gathering in the Parish Center. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., HOPKINTON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, So. Dennis, MA 02660.

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