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Virginia Buffone

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Virginia M. (Butler) Buffone 80, of Franklin, died peacefully Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital following a illness. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore F. Buffone. Born in Providence, RI on November 10, 1931 a daughter of the late John and Anna M. (Floddy) Butler she was a resident of Franklin for 53 years. She was raised and educated in Providence, where she was a graduate of Hope High School and worked as a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone office in Providence. She also worked at Whiting and Davis in Plainville. Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling and dancing. She was a member of St. Marys Church, Franklin and volunteered at the Franklin Public Library. In addition to her husband of 57 years she is survived by 2 sons, David F. Buffone and his wife Linda of Milford and James M. Buffone and his wife Wendy of Franklin, a brother Robert Butler of Cranston, RI, a sister Shirley Quirk of Coventry, RI. She also leaves her grandchildren; Ashley R. Buffone Brittany L. Pasquarosa, Chelsey N., Dominic J., and Joseph S. Buffone & many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Jack Butler. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Thursday Sept. 13th, at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, www.oterifuneralhome.com, with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin at 10AM. Interment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Friends of Franklin 50 Corbin St. Franklin, MA 02038.

Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, 2012
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