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Alves, David D.  
David D. Alves, 73, of Milford passed away Mon. April 13, 2015 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Collins) Alves. Mr. Alves had been a custodian at Milford Middle School East for several years. Previously he had worked at Waters Corporation in Milford. A lifelong resident of Milford, David was born in 1941 in Milford the son of the late Antonio and Enice (Tessicini) Alves and was a graduate of Milford High School. He loved to play golf and enjoyed singing karaoke. In addition to his wife of 51 years, Barbara, he is survived by his son, David A. and his wife Christine Alves of Douglas, his daughter, Donna M. Alves-Stark and her husband William of Auburn; 5 siblings, Tony and his wife Margaret Alves of SC, Allen and his wife Phyllis Alves of Milford, Susan and her husband Dennis Guilmain of Milford, Steven and his wife Elaine Alves of FL, and Leslie and her husband Craig Burnham of Mendon, 2 grandchildren Nathan and Brooke and several aunts, an uncle, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter Lisa A. Alves. Visiting hours will be held Thursday April 16, 2015 from 5-8 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress Street, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Fl., Framingham, MA 01701. www.bumafuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 15, 2015
Bakalars, Robert J.  
Robert J. Bakalars, 86, of Franklin, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Vibra Hospital in Leicester, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Ruth M. (Tauriainen) Bakalars. Born January 9, 1929 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, a son of the late Edward J. and Effie A. (Hanson) Bakalars, he was a resident of Franklin for over 46 years. He was raised and educated in LaCrosse, and was a graduate of the Brown Institute for Radio Broadcasting. Robert was a well known broadcaster who worked in the Midwest, and later in New England. During the 1960's he worked for WMEX radio in Boston, as one of the WMEX "Good Guys." While at WMEX, under the broadcasting name of Dan Donovan, he held the highest ratings in Boston for his air time slot for two consecutive years. He also worked at WCOP radio under several pseudonyms. During his years as a radio broadcaster, he met and interviewed many celebrities and interesting people along the way. He was also a former, long distance truck driver for Westwood Cartilage and, following his retirement, worked at ADESA in Framingham. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of private. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the Occupational Medal, and was discharged in August 1947. Following his discharge, he worked as a railroad telegrapher and eventually ran the station evenings. A true patriot, he then served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, where he attained the rank of Airman 3rd Class. He was a flight radio operator and flew into typhoons, doing weather research. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Occupational Medal (Japan) and the Air Crew Member Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Of all of his accomplishments in life, his most cherished one was his family. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Ruth, who was the love of his life. He was also a father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He enjoyed spirited conversation, crossword puzzles, blogging on his computer, and spending quality time with his family and friends. Immediately prior to his illness this past February, he watched his beloved New England Patriots win the Super Bowl with his family. In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by his children: Yvonne K. Nicholson and her fiance, John Mackey, of Bellingham; Cindy M.B. Shepherd and her husband, Charles, of Millis; Jay R. Bakalars and his wife, Kathryn, of Franklin; and Brian J. Bakalars of Franklin. He is also survived by 3 brothers; David Bakalars, and Edward Bakalars, both of Wisconsin and Richard Bakalars of Arizona. Also surviving are his grandchildren: James Nicholson, Kenneth Nicholson, Kevin Bakalars, Bryan Nicholson, Matthew Bakalars, Ryan Shepherd, Christopher Shepherd, Aili Bakalars, Nathan Bakalars, Ian Bakalars, Evan Bakalars and Josephine Bakalars , as well as 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday April 17th, at 9 AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass in St. Brendan Parish 384 Hartford Ave. Bellingham, MA 02019 at 10 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Burial is private, with family and close friends welcome. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Due to floral limitations at the cemetery, donations in Roberts memory may be sent to Countryside Healthcare c/o Activities Fund, 1 countryside Dr. Milford, MA 01757 or the American Heart Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2015
Chelotti, Jacob R.  
Jacob Robert Chelotti, infant son of Michael J. and Melissa A. (Robarge) Chelotti of Whitinsville passed away on Fri. April 10, 2015 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by his brother, Travis M. Chelotti of Pascoag, RI, his paternal grandmother, Janice M. (Peneau) and her husband Dana McCausland of Hopedale, his paternal great grandmother, Jennie J. (Britta) Peneau of Bellingham, maternal grandparents, Robert E. Robarge and his wife Robin M. Blue of Grafton, his maternal grandmother Marjorie A. Beal of Sturbridge and his maternal great grandmother, Claire M. Robarge of Warwick, RI. Jacob is also survived by his aunts, Kerry L. Graves of Medway, Sharon L. Wilsie of Westminster, VT, Shawna L. Frost of Hopedale, Alyssa M. Krager of Mendon, Julie A. Welch of Northbridge and many cousins. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thurs. April 16, 2015 at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale St., Hopedale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jacobs memory may be made to the Milford Regional Health Care Foundation, c/o Maternity Dept. , 14 Prospect St. Milford, MA 01757. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Buma Funeral Home, Whitinsville. www.bumafuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 14, 2015
Cloonan, Edward  
Edward D. Cloonan, age 75, of Dennis Port, formerly of Natick, died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 10, 2015. He was for 57 years the beloved husband of Nancy (Turner) Cloonan. The loving father of James F. Cloonan and his wife Tina of Tampa, FL, Edward D. Cloonan, Jr, of Grafton, Patricia Hladick and husband Martin Budd of Bellingham, John Cloonan and wife Margo of Sandwich, Kelly Petteruto and husband Joe of Medway, and Terry Cloonan of Bellingham, he is also survived by 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and brothers Robert of Watertown and Thomas and his wife Maureen of Bourne. His Funeral will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Friday, April 17th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Thursday, 4 | 8PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edwardss memory to the lungcancerresearchfoundation.org . For the obituary, guest book, and directions please visit www.everettfuneral.com . Late member BAC Local # 3.
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 14, 2015
Conard, Faylene  
Faylene Fay Marie (Pasiczniak) Conard, 53, died Thurs., April 9, 2015 at Milford Hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her father Walter J. Wally Pasiczniak of Uxbridge; three siblings Holly Pasiczniak and her partner Stephen Ritchie, Mark Pasiczniak, and Walter Pasiczniak and his wife Donna all of Uxbridge; 2 nieces, Harmony Kiernan and her husband Brian of Walpole and Courtenay Pasiczniak of San Jose, CA; 2 nephews, Joshua Bingham of Sarasota, FL and Derek Perras of Northbridge; great niece and nephew Sophia and Charlie Kiernan; several cousins, aunts, uncles and many great friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Rose Marie (Grenier) Pasiczniak, who died in 1999. Born in Milford, MA on July 9, 1961, Fay was raised, schooled and lived her entire life in Uxbridge, graduating Uxbridge High School in 1979. She worked in Milford for many years at Waters Corp. as a sales rep. and was also a beloved hostess at Mendon's New England Steakhouse. Fay was very social and loved spending time with friends and family. An animal lover / activist, she also enjoyed gardening, traveling and sailing. She was very meticulous and had a great sense of humor. She will be sorely missed by all. A celebration of Fay's life will be held Mon., April 20 at the New England Steakhouse from 5-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fay's memory may be made to Willys Kitty Angels Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 246, Northbridge, MA 01534. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www. jackmanfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 17, 2015
Crawford, Howard A.  
Howard A. Crawford 91, of Franklin, died peacefully, surrounded by his family at home Friday April 10, 2015 following an illness. He was the beloved husband of Santina E. (Accorsi) Crawford. Born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 17, 1923 a son of the late James E. and Alice M. (McGuire) Crawford, he was a former resident of Sherman Mills, Maine before moving to Franklin in 1950. He was raised and educated in Maine, and upon moving to Franklin worked for the American Felt, and Clark Cutler McDermott Companies, before taking a job with the Town of Franklin. Howard worked his way up thru the ranks at the Department of Public Works and retired as the Assistant Superintendant of Public Works in 1984. When he arrived home in the afternoon, he then worked at the family farm on West Central Street, now known as the Akin Bak Farm. A proud American Howard was a veteran of World War II and Korea; he attained the rank of private and was gun crewman in his artillery company. He participated in the battles of Rhineland in Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and for his service during the Korean War, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star. Howard was regarded as one of the most foremost experts in the state of Massachusetts for beekeeping, a passion of his for over 55 years. Many people in the local area purchased honey and wax from him at numerous fairs, farmers markets, and at the farm. In 2002 he was Worcester Countys Beekeeper of the year and in 2009 was named Beekeeper of the year in the state of Massachusetts. He passed his knowledge onto his grandchildren and the students at Norfolk County Agricultural High School where he taught since 1957. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, following all the Boston sports teams, and being outside working the farm. Howard was the Past Commander and treasurer of the Franklin VFW, a member of the American Legion, and a 50 year member of the Improved Order of Redman, Wonowok Tribe, where he was a past Great Sachem. He was also one of the founders of Franklin Little League and along with his friend Timothy Garboski started the Franklin Farmers Market. In addition to his wife of 69 years, he is survived by his children; Susanna M. Shipman and her husband Carroll of Monrovia, Maryland, Michael G. Crawford and his wife Kathryn of Stow, Ohio and Elizabeth B. Betty Rousseau of Franklin. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Susanna L. Theriot, Seth W. Rousseau, Benjamin J. Rousseau, Jennifer L. Shipman, Joshua H. Shipman, Kerri L. Surace, Michael P. Crawford, and great grandchildren, Madison, Logan and Ava Shipman. He was the brother of the late James Crawford, John Crawford, Mary Cronin, Helen Cox, Jessie McClane, Dorothy Dyment and Mildred Ellenwood Relatives and friend are invited to attend his funeral service Wednesday April 15th, at 10AM at the Franklin United Methodist Church 82 West Central St., Route 140 Franklin. Interment with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-8PM at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin. Due to floral limitations at the cemetery, donations in Howards memory may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com .
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Published in Milford Daily News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2015
D'Aniello Sr., Albert A.  
Albert A. D'Aniello Sr., 96, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died peacefully Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Bay Front Health in Port Charlotte, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of 73 years to the late Nila M. (Roper) D'Aniello, who passed on February 22, 2015. Born July 7, 1918 in New York, NY a son of the late John A. and Jenny D'Aniello, he was a resident of Port Charlotte for over 25 years, and was a former longtime Franklin resident. He was raised and educated in New York, and settled in Massachusetts in 1945. For over 30 years Mr. D'Aniello along with his late wife was the owners and operators of the former Caravan Restaurant, a landmark in the Town of Franklin, which opened its doors in 1962 on West Central Street. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He participated in the European Theater stationed in Northern France, and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged in February 1945. Albert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed traveling, and spending time with his family. He was a Past Grand Knight of Marianna Florida Knights of Columbus, a member of the Franklin Knights of Columbus, a former past President of the Sons of Italy, Marianna, Florida, a Past Commander of DAV Chapter 72 Franklin, past President of the Port Charlotte Lions Club, and was a member of the Italian American War Veterans in Malden. He is survived by his children; Albert A. D'Aniello Jr. and his wife Theresa of Franklin, John A. D'Aniello and his wife Agnes of Blackstone, M. Carol Szafir and her husband Mike of Port Charlotte, FL., Ronald F. D'Aniello and his wife Teri of Port Charlotte, FL., Lawrence E. D'Aniello of Blackstone, and the late Marsha D. Lussier. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 6 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all. Albert was the brother of the late Francis X. Villa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday April 16th, at 9AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin at 10AM. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday April 15th, from 4-8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 12, 2015
Danis, William J.  
William J. Danis, 93, of Franklin, died April 10 in the Estate of Franklin. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. (DOrazio) Danis. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, March 5, 1922, the son of the late George J. and Rose (Hanlon) Danis, Mr. Danis was raised in Woonsocket and had lived in Franklin for the past 67 years. Mr. Danis had been a mechanic for Vendetti Motors in Franklin for many years, he had previously worked as a machinist for the Brown & Sharpe Company. Mr. Danis served in the Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of Aviation Mate Third Class. Bill enjoyed doing yard work, working on cars, doing home improvements and woodworking. He is survived by his children, Dianne Danis of Madison, Wisconsin, Kathleen Impey of Franklin, Janet Danis of Conifer, Colorado, William Danis, Jr of Greenwood, Indiana and Gary Danis of Franklin. He is also survived by his siblings, Joan Joubert and her husband Robert of Woonsocket, Ann Morin of Woonsocket, Mary Jane St. Onge of Woonsocket, Edward Danis and his wife Doris of Linwood and was the brother of the late Helen DeFortis, George Danis, Jr., Robert Danis, Irene Ruhmann and Ruth Manocchio. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren, Steven, Tina, David and Michael Danis and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Annabelle Molly Danis, Ryanne and Hunter Haynes. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 15 from the Ginley Funeral Home (www. ginleyfuneralhomes.com ) 131 Main Street, Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to, Milford Regional Medical Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757 or St. Marys Church, Church Square, Franklin, MA 02038.
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 13, 2015
Dillon, Claire  
Claire M. (Fallon) Dillon of Natick, passed away peacefully at her daughters home, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the age of 85, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, John W. Dillon who also passed away March 28th, 16 years prior. They were formerly from Corpus Christi, TX, Medway and Millis. She leaves two daughters, Maureen S. LaNoue and her husband James E. of Corpus Christi, TX and Tracy Dillon Schaller and her husband Robert M. of South Natick, MA along with four grandchildren, James and Meghan LaNoue and Grant and Kate Schaller; also, two sisters, Irene ODonnell of Westwood, MA and Patricia Cowdery of Cambria, CA. Private services will be held at the convenience of her family. Donations may be made in her name to: Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Please see www.robertsmitchell.com for her obituary, guest book and additional information.
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 12, 2015
Dodge, Danny C.  
Danny c. Dodge, 59, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Born in Needham, he was the son of the late Lola (Carson) and Curtis Dodge. He was the husband of 37 years to Virginia (Denham) Dodge of Holliston. Danny was a 1975 Franklin High School graduate and a graduate of Emmanuel College. He was a longtime member of the Masons at Mt. Hollis Lodge in Holliston, Mt. Horeb in Dennis and a Past Grand Royal Patron of Order of the Amaranth as well as a Past Deputy Supreme Royal Patron of Order of the Amaranth and Past Patron of Myrtle Chapter 33 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister, Sharon Bustard of Norridgewock, ME, his mother-in-law, Doris Denham of Holliston, 3 aunts and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings, Edward and Gary Dodge and Wendy Colon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 19th from 3-6p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16), www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20th. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Grand Court of Massachusetts, c/o Mrs. Marylin Gardner, 12 Scargo Hill Rd., Dennis, MA 02638 (in memo field write Amaranth Diabetes Fund), or to Holliston Ambulance Fund, 59 Central St. Holliston, MA 01746
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Published in Milford Daily News from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2015
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