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Loretta Yankee

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Loretta. M. (Braunfeld) Yankee, 80 of Franklin died January 17 in the Milford Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford. She was the wife of Robert Yankee. Born in Boston, December 18, 1932, the daughter of the late Jacob and Olga (Koskin) Braunfeld, Mrs. Yankee had lived in Nashua New Hampshire and Medfield prior to moving to Franklin over 50 years ago. She was a graduate of Medfield High School. Mrs. Yankee had worked for the Keane Corporation as office manager and prior to that that at Harper Atlantic Sales. Loretta had been an active member of the Franklin Federated Church. She had also taught natural history at the Stony Brook Nature Center in Norfolk. She loved photography and was a member of the Stony Brook Camera Club and the New England Camera Club Council. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons David Yankee and his wife Terry of Chicopee and Brian Yankee and his wife Maggie Korab of Shrewsbury. She is also survived b her grandsons Jacob and William Yankee. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 22 in the Franklin Federated Church at 11:00a.m. Burial will be in Union Street Cemetery, Franklin. Calling hours will be on Monday from 4-7 in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginelyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main Street Franklin. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Franklin Federated Church 171 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 19 to Jan. 26, 2013
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