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Joanne G. (Pepi) Amaral

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Joanne G. (Pepi) Amaral FRANKLIN Joanne G. (Pepi) Amaral, 61, of Franklin died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, following a brief illness. She was the wife of John W. Amaral. Born in Boston, July 3, 1948 a daughter of the late Franklin M.V. and Irene T. (Livingston) Pepi, she had resided in Natick for many years before moving to Franklin over 20 years ago. She was raised and educated in Natick and was a graduate of Natick High School, Class of 1966, and continued her education at Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970. For over 15 years she worked as a registered nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. Her interests included: reading, music, cooking, traveling to Cape Cod and gardening. She also cherished time spent with her family. She was a member of the Boston University Alumni Club and St. Mary's Church. In addition to her husband of 33 years she is survived by two daughters, Kristen I. Browne and her husband, Patrick, of Charlton, and Jennifer J. Amaral of Milford; two sisters, Diane P. Gauthier and her husband, Scott, of Franklin, and Carolyn P. Kizielewicz and her husband, James, of Hopedale. Also surviving is a grandson, Connor M. Browne, and her nieces and nephews, Daniel and Lara Gauthier and Jillian, Nicole and Ryan Kizielewicz. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 9:15 a.m., from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. (www.oterifuneralhome.com), with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory sent to the Eastern New England Office, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2010
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