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Borges, Humberto M.  
Humberto M. Borges, 60, of Hudson, died on Friday, Feb. 27th. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Filomena M. (Chaves) Borges of Hudson. Humberto was born and raised in Santa Maria, the Azores of Portugal, son of the late Jose R. and Maria (Esmeralda) Borges. He emigrated from Portugal to the United States in 1980 and has resided in Hudson for the past 34 years. He was a member of Saint Michaels Parish in Hudson. Humberto was currently employed as a machinist by the Supercon Co. of Shrewsbury . He traveled extensively to both play and referee soccer events. He had many talents and was always assisting his family and friends in a wide variety of projects. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time and was fond of Portuguese cheese and breads. He will be greatly missed. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Hugo C. Borges and his fianc Heather Franklin of Hudson. He is also survived by his sister, Goreti Morgado of Santa Maria and his two brothers Paulinho and Jose H. Borges both of Hudson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. in Saint Michaels Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michaels Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours on Monday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 ( www.tighehamilton.com ).
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Bull, Joan S.  
Joan S. Bull, 67, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Lawrence L. Bull. Born in Quincy, MA she was the daughter of the late Irving and Bertha Danker. She was a graduate of Brimmer-May High School in Brookline and of Boston University. Joan was employed as a Legal Assistant at the Legal Clinic of Lawrence L. Bull in Worcester. She previously worked as a purchasing agent for Zayers Corporation. She enjoyed painting, making jewelry, gardening, being in nature and spending time with her family. Joan has been a resident of Shrewsbury for 20 years previously living in Framingham. In addition to her devoted husband she is survived by two loving daughters, Julie Ramsey and her husband, Jeremy, of Ashland and Robin Heroux and her husband, Dan, of Bellingham and three grandchildren, Noah and Eli Ramsey and Reese Heroux. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 10:00 A.M. in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be private. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday, March 6 from 5 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or at www.lung.org . westboroughfuneralhome.com
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Colombo, Beverly  
Beverly Sewell Colombo, 85, a long time Maynard resident, died peacefully on Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 at Concord HealthCare. She was the daughter of the late Hubert Douglas Sewell and Reta Maude Bissett Sewell. Beverly will be greatly missed by daughters, Marie Lutton, Patricia Ferrechio (Joe), Jane Chambers (Michael),Tina MacKenzie (Ken), Francesca Pitt (Stuart), and Linda Clements (Dave); her grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Lauren (Tristan), Shaun (Mary), Ryan (Montana), Kevin (Cayleigh), Lindsey, Benjamin, and Sarah; and her great grandchildren, Ava, Megan and Caitlyn; sisters, Priscilla Rivers, Patricia Panas, and Elizabeth Indelicato; former husband, John Colombo and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother, David Sewell, sister, Joan Shaw, stepmother, Alice Sewell and son-in-law, William Lutton. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in her name, to www.musicandmemory.org - A non-profit organization that provides personalized music to patients with Alzheimers, dementia, etc. that greatly improves their quality of life by reconnecting through music-triggered memories. A Celebration of Beverlys life will be held at 3:00 PM, Sun., March 29th at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Rd., Maynard. Full obituary & memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Dempsey, Grace C.  
Grace Charlotte Dempsey, 68, of Newton died February 26 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was born in Providence, RI; daughter of the late William A and Grace J. (Stangle) Dempsey. She was raised in Providence, Natick, Dorchester and Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School. She also attended Boston University where she majored in art. Her art was very important to her and she enjoyed sharing it with family and friends. Grace had been employed as an assistant manager for C.V.S. Pharmacy prior to her retirement. Grace is survived by her brother William A. Dempsey and his wife Anne of West Springfield, two nieces Elizabeth Lee and Sarah Tarantino and a nephew W. Joseph Dempsey and two grandnephews and three grandnieces. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in Grace's memory may be made to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, 130 Bowdoin St, ste.309, Boston, MA, 02108. Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 church St. Hopkinton is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence go to www.callanancronin.com .
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Durham, Nancy  
Nancy Jane Durham, 78 of Springfield, formerly of Chester and Waltham, died Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at Bay State Hospital. Daughter of the late Edith (Douglas) Durham and Austin Garfield Durham. Sister of the late Pauline (Deveny) Greaves. She leaves her nieces: Barbara (Greaves) McElman and Casperson and her late husband Maurice, The Kamatu Family with whom she resided for the last several years, 10 great nieces and nephews, 15 great, great nieces and nephews and 1 great, great, great nephew, as well as, friends at the First Congregational Church in Chester. Born and raised in Waltham, Nancy moves to Western, MA after her mother's passing in 1986. During that same year Nancy retired from her career as a candy striper for Mass General Hospital. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1 pm at the First Congregational Church in Chester, burial will take place at a later date in the spring. The John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main Street, Marlborough, MA is in care of the arrangements.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Heaps, Richard A.  
Richard Anderson Heaps, 67, of Worcester, died suddenly at home on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Formerly of Needham and Princeton. He was born in Boston, a son of the late Margaret (Quigley) Heaps and E. Warren Heaps of Dover, MA. Richard was an avid gardener. He enjoyed hunting and loved to take his grandchildren fishing. He treasured all the time he spent with his nieces and nephews. He earned a bachelor's and masters degree in counseling at Framingham State College and graduated suma cum laude. He spent 35 years helping people to overcome their drug and alcohol addictions at Boston Detox, Middlesex Detox, Hurley House, MARCAP, Spectrum, and at AdCare Hospital in Worcester, as a senior counselor. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Ellen (McMahan) Heaps of Worcester; two daughters, Laura and her husband David Linsey of Ware, and Linda Goodwin and her fiance Don Malo of East Douglas; a brother, Warren Heaps, and his wife, Kim Williams, of Flagler Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Matthew Linsey, Nick Linsey, Nichole Teele, and Jaxon Malo; two nieces, Nancy Heaps and Kathryn Quinlan, and two nephews, Warren Heaps and Robert Heaps; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews. Services will be held at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. Worcester, MA, on Saturday, March 7th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with a memorial service at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to Our Father's House, Inc., P.O. Box 7251,Fitchburg, MA. 01420 or at www.ofhshelter.com .
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
Murphy, Mary A.  
Mary Agnes Murphy, 94, of Framingham passed away Friday, Feb. 27, surrounded by family. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of John and Bridget (Moran) Deasy and wife of the late John F. Murphy. Mary graduated from Framingham High School and later Framingham Business School. She went on to work as a bookkeeper for the B&W Bus Company in Framingham for many years. She was a member of the Framingham Catholic Club, St. Stephens Church in Framingham, and original participant of the Framingham Heart Study. Mary is survived by six children: Mary Jane Boscombe and her husband Richard of Sun Lakes, AZ; Elizabeth Ann Capstick and her husband John of Framingham; John F. Murphy and his wife Gail of Ashland; Robert E. Murphy and his wife Donna of Ashland; Anne Marie Guiou and her husband John of Medway; and William P. Murphy and his wife Cheryl of Natick; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law; Jane Coburn of Weston, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:00am in St. Stephens Church, 221 Concord St. in Framingham with burial to follow in St. Stephens Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. in Ashland. www.mataresefuneral.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethany Healthcare, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 1, 2015
OBrien, John J.  
John J. Jack OBrien, age 81, of Framingham, died peacefully on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Tufts Medical Center surrounded by members of his family following a short illness. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Ann M. (Thomas) OBrien of Framingham. He was the son of the late John J. Jack and Margaret C. (Gallagher) OBrien of Lowell. Jack was a 1955 graduate of The College of The Holy Cross and received his Masters in Political Science from Boston College. He taught in the Framingham School system from 1961 until his retirement in 1995. He served as the Social Studies Department Chair at Framingham North High School. During his tenure, Jack participated in many high school evaluations in the New England Region, developed and ran a successful Community Action Program at the high school in which as many as 250 students participated, and coached the junior varsity baseball team. Jack was a devoted Catholic who served St. Bridgets Parish for almost 50 years in a variety of ways. Besides his wife Ann, he is survived by his children; John J. OBrien of Framingham, Maeve E. Mickle of Bradenton, FL, Elizabeth A. OBrien of Worcester, Paul M. OBrien of Upton and James Jim V. OBrien and his wife Jill of Los Angeles, CA; 7 loving grandchildren, Matthew G. and Scott A. Mickle, John J., Timothy M, Margaret G., Liam and Aedan A. OBrien. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Frank Loguidice and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the father-in-law of the late George J. Mickle and the brother of the late Sheila OBrien Loguidice. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday, March 7, at 10 AM in St. Bridget Church, 830 Worcester Rd., Rte 9 @ Framingham Centre. Burial will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Ave), Framingham will be Friday 4 - 7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Bridgets School Help-A-Student Fund, HAS, c/o St. Bridget Rectory, 15 Wheeler Ave., Framingham, MA 01702 in keeping with Jacks tireless commitment to education. For online guest book and directions, log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com .
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Pallotta, Lt. Col. Ralph  
Lt Col Ralph P. Pallotta Pete, U.S. Army (Ret), 66, died suddenly on February 18, 2015 at his home in Oceanport, NJ. The oldest son of the late Ralph Pallotta and Gilda Ciccone Pallotta, graduated from Natick High, Class of '66, and Clarkson College Class of '70. A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, he served his country with distinction as a Signal Officer and an Acquisition Manager. After military retirement, he became President and CEO of PKMM Inc., supporting US and coalition forces at home and abroad. He is survived by his wife Catherine Kate A. Farmer Pallotta, his two sons Mark (wife Patti), Matthew (wife Juli); 4 Grandchildren Dante, Brianna, Kaylee and Zoyee; mother Gilda, two brothers Tom, Chris, two sisters Donna Wolf and Nicole Lathrop. Pete was predeceased by brother Larry. He leaves behind many loving, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
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Pallotta, Lt. Col. Ralph P.  
Lt. Col. Ralph P. Pallotta "Pete", U.S. Army (Ret), 66 died suddenly on February 18 at his home in Oceanport, NJ. The oldest son of the late Ralph Pallotta and Gilda Ciccone Pallotta, graduated from Natick High, Class of '66, and Clarkson College Class of '70. A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, he served his country with distinction as a Signal officer and an Acquisition Manager. After military retirement, he became President and CEO of PKMM Inc., supporting US and coalition forces at home and abroad. He is survived by his wife Catherine "Kate" A. Farmer Pallotta, his two sons Mark (wife Patti), Matthew (wife Juli); 4 Grandchildren Dante, Brianna, Kaylee and Zoyee; mother Gilda, two brothers Tom, Chris, two sisters Donna Wolf and Nicole Lathrop. Pete was predeceased by brother Larry. He leaves behind many loving, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News from Feb. 25 to Mar. 10, 2015
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