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Alyn Hyde Platt

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Alyn H. Platt, 58, of Lakeville, MA, passed away on Saturday February 12, 2011, following a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Ruggerio) Platt. Born in Fall River, son of the late John A. & June B. (Shumway) Platt. He had been a long time resident of Leominster, MA while he taught at Littleton High School from 1974 to 1983. He was then a long time resident of Bellingham, MA while he taught many years at North Attleboro High School and then at the Fay School in Southboro, MA where he regrettably retired from teaching eight years ago due to his illness. He continued his love of education and music by achieving his doctoral degree in education with a focus on music from Kennedy Western University and then continued with music by working from home doing music engraving. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mothers brother Myron Shumway and his wife Audrey from Laurel, MD and three cousins, as well as his fathers sister Marilyn Halliwell of Tiverton, RI. He also leaves behind a mother in law Lillian Ruggerio and his wifes three siblings Christine, Paul and Mark. During his many years as musician, he was a member of many bands performing at wedding receptions, restaurants, and with several local theater companies. His greatest pride and achievement was being one of the original founders of the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association (MICA). A funeral service will be held on Thursday February 17th at 10:00 am in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., (Rt. 18) Lakeville, MA. Interment will follow the service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visitation will be on Wednesday February 16th from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to: National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, North Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family please visit www.d-mfh.com

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, 2011
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