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Robert F. Ward

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Robert F. Ward 74 of Franklin died August 23, in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; he was the husband of Maureen E. (Tigue) Ward. Born in Dorchester, July 19, 1936, the son of the late Francis A. and Beatrice (Walton) Ward, Mr. Ward was a lifelong Franklin resident. Mr. Ward was a graduate of Franklin High School and attended Dean Jr. College in Franklin. Mr. Ward had worked for the Ford Motor Company Regional office in Southboro as the Building Maintenance manager for five years before retiring. He had previously had worked for General Motors in Framingham as a supervisor and had previously to that been a manager of Star supermarkets in Franklin and throughout the local area. Following his retirement at Ford, Bob worked part-time at the Hannafords supermarket in Milford. Mr. Ward was member rof the Franklin Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 1847, and had been a Eucharistic minister at St. Marys Church in Franklin. He had been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He loved to cook, play golf, travel, and be with his grandchildren. Mr. Ward served in the Air Force during the late 1950s. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons Robert F. Ward Jr. and his wife Gayle of Franklin, Terrance M. Ward and his wife Maryanne of Wrentham and Brendan D. Ward of Franklin. Mr. Ward is also survived by his brother Robert Rheaume of Littleton and his grandchildren, Robert F.Ward III, Julianna J. Ward, Jessica M. Ward and Terrance M. Ward Jr. His funeral was held on Monday August 30 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St. Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00. Burial was in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours were on Sunday from 5-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o St. Marys Rectory, 1 Church Square, Franklin Mass 02038.

Published in The Country Gazette from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2010
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