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Mrs. Dorothy F. (Kelly) Badger, of Quincy, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at her home. She was 94. Dorothy was born in Waltham on March 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Herbert and Grace (Shannon) Kelly, and was a 1938 graduate of Waltham High School. A Quincy resident for more than sixty years she worked in the Purchasing Department at Quincy City Hall until her retirement in 2003. Dorothy earned her degree at Bryant and Stratton College in Boston and had a particular skill at typing and shorthand. She was a lifelong Red Sox fan and would often accompany her children from their Quincy home on the bus, train and trolley to and from Fenway Park. Dorothy will long be remembered as a loving and devoted mother who was a talented seamstress, embroiderer and a terrific cook at home. The wife of the late Philip D. Badger, Sr. she was the loving mother of the late Philip D. Badger, Jr. and his wife Monica of Columbus, Ohio; Stephen G. Badger and his late wife Marguerite Badger; Diane M. Rowland and her partner, Peter McKinney, all of Weymouth and Peter F. Badger and his wife, Pamela of Medway. Dorothy also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will honor and remember Dorothy's life at a memorial service to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27th at Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com Read Obituary
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Catherine A. (Seviour) Choate 85, of Franklin formerly of Medway, died April 19, in the Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard Choate who died in 1977. Born in Milford, December 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Gordon and Alice (Kelliher) Seviour, Mrs. Choate was raised in Milford and had lived in Medway and Franklin for most of her life. She was a graduate of Milford High School. Mrs. Choate had been a waitress at the Cock and Kettle Restaurant in Uxbridge for over 25 years. Catherine enjoyed knitting, sewing, refurnishing furniture, and doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by her children, Richard Choate of Rochester, New Hampshire, Arthur Choate and his wife Betsy of Douglas, and Cheryl Nickerson of Franklin. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen "Jean" Blair of Medway, Doris Ann "Dot" Henry of Hilton Head South Carolina, and Alice Hassapelis and her husband James of Stockton Springs, Maine. She was the sister of the late Robert Seviour. Catherine is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica, Richard and Catherine Nickerson, Dylan and Ryan Choate, and many nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday April 24 in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home ( www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com ) 3 Barber Street, Medway at 11:00. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Medway. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Friends of Choate Park c/o Medway DPW, 155 Village Street, Medway, MA 02053. Read Obituary
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Roy Fournier, Sr. 82, of Franklin died April 13 in Mount St. Ritas Healthcare in Cumberland, Rhode Island following a long illness. He was the husband of Irene (Dragani) Fournier for the past 60 years. Born in Dorchester, August 9, 1931, the son of the late William and Hazel (Harrington) Fournier, Mr. Fournier was raised in Dorchester and had been a resident of Franklin for the past 45 years. He was a graduate of the School of Commerce in Boston. Mr. Fournier had worked at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for many years before retiring in 2000. He had previously spent many years in retail, at Delanos Mens Store in Boston and Shreve, Crump and Low. Roy was an avid Boston sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox. He also enjoyed times spent with his sons and grandsons at Foxwoods and Twin Rivers, and vacationing in Wells Beach, Maine with his family. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Donna Cameron and her husband Joseph of Sandwich, Roy Fournier, Jr. and his fianc Saundra Gooch of Sagamore Beach, Marie Barraclough and her husband Stephen of Dover, New Hampshire, Robert Fournier and his wife Laurie of Marshfield, Brian Fournier and his wife Elayne of Franklin and Marc Fournier and his fianc Noelle MacMahon of Lunenburg. He was the twin brother of the late William Jack: Fournier. He is also survived by his sister - in law Diane and Dr. Phil Caruso of Holliston and Robert Dragani of St. Louis, Missouri. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and a large extended family and friends. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin ( www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com ) 131 Main Street Franklin, at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Cervical Cancer Fund for Jillian Barraclough c/o Citizens Bank, 1415 Boston- Providence Highway, Norwood, MA 02062. The family wants to thank the staff and residents of Eaton Place for the many kind thoughts and prayers they have shared with us during this difficult time. Roy loved being part of the Eaton community and took so much joy in the relationships built over the last few years. The family also wants to thank Mount St. Ritas Healthcare Centre and Rhode Island Hospice for the compassion, dedication and kindness which brought peace and comfort to Roys final days. He will always be remembered for his quiet and gentle spirit and for the devotion and love he had for his family. Read Obituary
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Frances M. (Orifice) Giordano, 89, of Franklin formerly of Medway, died April 22 in Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas Giordano who died in 1980. Born in Waltham, June 28, 1924, the daughter of the late Antonio and Sarah (Allia) Orifice, Mrs. Giordano was raised in Waltham and moved to Medway where she lived from 1966 until moving to Franklin in 1984. Mrs. Giordano had been the secretary for the Principal of Medway High School for many years until retiring in 1983. She was the former President of the Sons of Italy/ Regina Margherita Di Savoia of Waltham. She had been one of the founding members of the Medway Boosters Club. Mrs. Giordano had also been active in the Franklin Food Pantry and St Vincent DePaul Society. Frances was an avid reader who seamlessly moved into the kindle age of reading. She loved to go the Franklin Senior Center and was known in her family as the "Scrabble Queen". She is survived by her children, Thomas P. Giordano and his wife Deborah of Melrose, Bill Giordano and his wife Jean of Franklin and Diane Simpson and her husband Bob of Franklin. The matriarch of the family, she is also survived by her younger siblings, Sal Orifice of Wakefield, Margaret Venuti of Wakefield, Lena Lamore of Hudson, Virginia Fanara of Waltham, and Marion Anthony of Gloucester. She was the sister of the late Santo Orifice, Rose Violette, Luigi Orifice, Sebastian Orifice, Adeline Compardy, Philip Orifice and Jeannette McIssac. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lisa, Thomas Jr., Bill Jr., Melissa, Laura, Elizabeth, and Whitney. Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 28 from the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber Street, Medway at 9:00 followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church, Franklin at 10:00. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the St Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Mary's Church, Church Square, Franklin, MA 02038. Read Obituary
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Stephen W. Mellor, 57, of Franklin, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Ferrin) Mellor since 1980. Born in Bangor, Maine on November 2, 1956, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Beatrice (Roy) Mellor. Steve was a resident of Franklin since 1992 and formerly resided in Townsend. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, graduated from Andrew Warde High School and earned his Bachelors Degree from Quinnipiac University in 1979. Steve was the Director of Human Resources at Waters Corporation in Milford where he worked for 22 years. Steve loved to play pool and enjoyed woodworking and golf. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Erin Mellor, Amy Mellor and her fianc Cody Giroux, David Mellor and his wife Mariah, and one grandson, Jake Mellor. He is also survived by a sister Nancy Provencher and her husband Dave of Milford, Connecticut, a brother Bradley Mellor of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at St. Marys Church in Franklin on Friday, April 25th at Noon. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Steves memory to the American Cancer Society / Relay For Life ( www.relayforlife.org ) Donations can be made to Amy Mellor, who will be participating in his honor this year. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street in Franklin ( www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com ). Read Obituary
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Maria Sylvia (Giardiello) Palumbo, 81, of Franklin passed away on April 15 in Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Albert P. Palumbo for the past 46 years. Born in Boston's North End, April 1, 1933, the daughter of the late Aristotile and Maria (Petrosino) Giardiello, Mrs. Palumbo was raised and lived in the North End before moving to Franklin. She was a 1954 graduate of the Carney School of Nursing in Boston. A Registered Nurse she had been employed at Boston City Hospital and also for the New England Gas Company. Mrs. Palumbo was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Family and friends were important to Maria and she regularly attended the Franklin Senior Center to play bingo. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children Victoria Caezza and her husband John A. of Milford, Joan Szemethy and her husband Louis of Hopedale, Jeanne Klipple and her husband Dale of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, David Palumbo and Paul Palumbo of Franklin. She was the youngest sister of Albina "Tina" Giardiello of Boston, Prisco F. Giardiello of Hanover. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Savannah, Rachel and Sarah Szemethy of Hopedale, and Sean and Matthew Klipple of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 22 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin ( www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com ) 131 Main Street Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be on Monday, April 21, from 4-7 in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street, Franklin. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Oliva Patient Comfort Care Fund, c/o Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757 Read Obituary
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Josephine S. (DiCecco) Ribero 75, of Warren, passed away peacefully, Monday April 21, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family, following a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Lester E. Ribero, Jr. Born October 19, 1938 in Franklin, a daughter of the late Guistino and Maria (DAniello) DiCecco, she was raised and educated in Franklin, and was a resident of Rhode Island since 1978. Josephine married her high school sweetheart at the age of 19, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who loved her Italian heritage. She treasured her family dearly and enjoyed knitting, crafts and cooking. She also volunteered her time for the PACE Organization. In addition to her husband of 55 years she is survived by her children; Leslie A. Jackson and her husband William of East Providence, Cheryl A. Wood of North Providence, Suzanne M. Balassone and her husband Henry of Johnston, and James A. Ribero and his wife Lorri of Cumberland, 3 loving sisters, Sylvia Ficco of Franklin, Karen Farnham of Rochester, NY, and Maria Cottle of Franklin. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren, Ian, Amy & Jennifer Wood, Justin Perron, James & Ryan Ribero, Domenic Balassone & 2 great grandchildren Olivia Wood and Finnian Lyon & many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Bobby DiCecco. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday April 25th, at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church, Franklin at 10AM. Her interment will be held privately. Calling hours are Thurs. from 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the PACE Organization 225 Chapman St. Providence, RI 02905. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com . Read Obituary
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James L. Jim Tupper, 54, of Wrentham, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Anna T. Eberwein-Tupper and father of three beautiful, talented children Justin J. Tupper, Julia L, Tupper, and Christina E. Tupper. Born in Springfield, Vermont on June 1, 1959, he was the son of William N. and Joyce Tupper. Jim leaves behind his two brothers, William D. and Cathy Tupper, Jay and Robin Tupper, loving in-laws, Mary Eberwein-Farley and Richard Farley, Howard J. and Irene Eberwein, Jr., Howard (Jake) Eberwein III and Lareina Higuera, Dale and Lynn Duquette, and 10 nephews and nieces. Jim was raised in Chester, Vermont and educated at the Green Mountain High School. He was the proud owner and operator of Jims Automotive Center in Norwood for thirty years. His shop was awarded the Readers Choice Award, the Best of the Best by GKM National Independent Service Corporation for sixteen consecutive years, and was featured on Angies List. He was a dedicated professional who built his successful business on the values of honesty, integrity, truthfulness and hard work. He truly loved and cared for his customers and work family and felt a deep responsibility to help people in their time of need. Jim often performed charity work over the years, such as donating both repairs and vehicles to Family and Community Resources in Brockton. While Jim had an exceptional work ethic, outside of work he combined his passions for both photography and the natural world, capturing many stunning natural and wildlife images. His photographs were selected by the Massachusetts Audobon Society and featured in the Unique in Nature Art Exhibit last spring. While his work and artist pursuits were important to him, Jims greatest joy and love was his family. His three children, Justin, Julia and Christina, and his wife Anna, offered inspiration and meaning in all that he did. Jim loved to be around his family at home, traveling, and in the Berkshires. He was his childrens number one fan, cheering at soccer, basketball, and baseball games, track meets, and art shows. Most importantly, he enjoyed many quiet moments with them by the campfire, enjoying a cup of coffee, or fishing at the beach. Jim will be forever remembered as a dedicated father and husband, a good friend, and as a strong, independent leader who had deep faith and was compassionate and generous to those in need. He will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends attended a memorial service on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 AM in the Plainville Baptist Church, 62 South Street, Plainville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to George Mellicks Pan Mass Challenge ride and Dana Farber Cancer Research at https://www2. pmc.org/donation.asp, Egift ID: GM0080. An online guestbook may be found at: R.J. Ross Funeral Home Read Obituary
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