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Casserly, Frances - Needham  
Frances K. Casserly, 77 , beloved wife of James A. Casserly, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, in Albany. Born in Cohoes on June 10, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Geiger) Meehan. Fran was married to Jim on August 31, 1957 and the two shared a blessed union of 57 years prior to her passing. She was employed with the NYS Department of Public Works in Albany as a Secretary. She was a Librarian in Randolph New Jersey for several years. She volunteered at the soup kitchen in New Jersey for many years as well as several other organizations. Fran enjoyed crafts, sewing, oil painting, ceramics and refinishing furniture. Her love for travel brought her to many places around the world with her husband and she truly enjoyed vacationing with her family. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life and she was active in their activities including cub scouts and girls and boy scouts. Fran enjoyed going to her childrens and grandchildrens sporting events and games regardless of the weather. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham where she was a Eucharistic and Pastoral Minister there. In addition to her beloved husband Fran is survived by her loving children: Timothy (Shelly) Casserly of Latham, Kelly (Peter) Gardner of Westboro, MA and Kathleen (Christian) King of Latham, 10 cherished grandchildren: Christopher (fiance Danna), Daniel, Ryan, Luke, Jillian, Riley, Declan, Liam, Darby and Griffin. She was the dear sister of Charles (Jane) Meehan of Latham, Marilyn (Arne) Heggen of Clifton Park and Betty (the late James) Murphy of Latham and brothers in law, Edward (Jeanne) Casserly, Rev. Eugene Casserly and Charles (Beverly) Casserly. Her Mass of Christian Burial was con-celebrated on Friday November 21, 2014 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet- Shaker Road, Latham by Rev. Eugene Casserly and Rev. Geoffrey Burke. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Frans memory to the Our Lady of the Assumption Memorial Fund 498 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Latham, NY 12110
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2014
Fiore, John C. - Framingham  
John Charles Fiore, 94, of Worcester, died peacefully at his home on Friday November 14, 2014. He was residing for the last couple of years at Genesis Healthcare in Milford. John graduated from Framingham High School class of 1938 and the College of the Holy Cross, class of 1943. Prior to attending Holy Cross, he attended Kents Hill prep school in Kents Hill, Maine. John served in W.W. II and was a proud Lieutenant jg in the US Navy from 1942-1945. As the youngest and first democrat to ever be elected as a State Representative, John was a dedicated and selfless representative for the 8th Middlesex district from 1948 -1950. After marrying Barbara V. (Jursek), John founded Jay Cleaners in 1951, which he owned and operated, expanding it to 3 branches in Framingham and Ashland from 1951-1988. John was an early member of the Charter Commission, and an initial organizer to transform the town into a city. He was a longtime member of the Framingham Country Club where he enjoyed swimming and golfing with his children. He also held a membership in the Framingham Elks and the Columbus Club, where he was known to enjoy the tripe lunch with fellow members. Among his family's favorite memories are John cooking big Italian dinners over the holidays and dancing together with his children to his favorite music from the 60's, especially Frank Sinatra. John was the son of the late Serafino "Sam" Fiore, born in San Giovanni, Italy and the late Fanny Fucillo, born in Milan, Italy. He was preceded in death by his sister Gloria Taylor, formerly of New Orleans. He is survived by his former wife: Barbara Fiore of Framingham and his six children: John "Kevin" Fiore of Framingham, Kenneth Fiore of Quincy, Frederick Fiore of Worcester, Nina Marsh and her husband Jim of Brunswick, Maine, Pamela Barnickel and her husband Larry of North Yarmouth, Maine, Barbara Willwerth and her husband Jay of Hopkinton; 7 grandchildren: Lawrence "Renn" Barnickel of Penn., Jessie Barnickel Smith and her husband Ryan and great-granddaughter Grace Ryan of Calif., Molly Barnickel of Penn., Abby and Emmy Marsh of Maine and Taylor and Jenna Willwerth of Hopkinton. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of John's caregivers at Genesis Healthcare in Milford and Life Choice Hospice who so lovingly cared for him these past two years. Visiting hours was on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. Visiting continued on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, 221 Concord St. (Rte. 126) Framingham. Services will conclude with burial at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, at the corner of Winthrop St. and Bethany Rd. in Framingham. The family suggests donations in John's name be made to the charity of the donor's choice. For further information, please visit .
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23, 2014
Holly, Celine M. - Falmouth  
Celine M. (Walther) Holly, age 86, of Falmouth died Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She was the wife of William H. Holly who died in 1992. Born in Concord, MA, she was the daughter of the late Augustine and Mary (Murphy) Walther. Celine worked as a supervisor for U. S. Government Contracting in Ft. Sheridan, IL and the Natick Labs in Natick, MA for 22 years retiring in 1976. She moved to Falmouth in 1980. In Falmouth, Celine was active in the community helping people and volunteering, having served as President with the Around the Table (Soup Kitchen) in Falmouth for 19 years and the Falmouth Service Center as Director for 8 years. She was an active parishioner of. Patrick's Church in Falmouth having been a Eucharistic minister, past president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Patrick's and also it's women's guild, a recipient of the Marian Medal given annually by the Bishop of Fall River for exemplary service to her Parish Community. She also donated the church carillon bells and the Stained Glass behind the church altar. She was a Torch Bearer for the United Way and played Betsy Ross at the WWII Honor Roll Ceremony at the Acton MA Town Services. She also knitted for the Red Cross during WWII. She is survived by two sons, William F. Holly and David W. Holly both of Hopkinton; two brothers, Bernard Walther of Waukegan, IL and Leonard Walther of Zion, IL; one sister, Clare Coleman of Antioch, IL and 4 grandchildren. Visiting Hours will be Monday, November 24th from 4:00 -7:00 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. FALMOUTH CENTER. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 25th at St. Patrick's Church 511 Main St. Falmouth. Burial will be at a later date at the V. A. National Cemetery of Massachusetts in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick's Church P. O. Box 569 Falmouth, MA 02540, the Around the Table (Soup Kitchen) P. O. Box 357 Falmouth, MA 02540 and the American Cancer Society 1115W. Chestnut St., Suite 301, Brockton, MA 02401. For online directions and guest book visit at
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2014
Keiley, Marcia - Westboro  
Marcia E. (McPherson) Keiley of Framingham and Gloucester passed away peacefully November 8, 2014. She was born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, the daughter of the late Warren A. and Mary E. (Flynn) McPherson. Her brother, Warren (Mac) and sister, Joanne Desautels predeceased her. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Jamaica Plain and Regis College in 1953. Marcia is survived by her husband of 59 years, William M. Keiley Jr. and five children: William (Matt) M. Keiley III and Barbara, Hana, Maui, HI; Christopher J. Keiley and Kathleen of Gloucester, MA; Warren M. Keiley and Lynda of Haiku, Maui, HI; Amy Keiley Schur and Daniel of Westborough, MA; Johanna Keiley Cooperman and Steven of Southborough, MA; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Marcia taught in the Boston Public Schools for 25 years, including time at the Mary E. Curley Middle School retiring in 1997. Marcia was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish, Gloucester. She volunteered with the Cape Ann Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, serving the poor and disadvantaged along with her husband William during her retirement. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 15, at Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cape Ann Conference of St. Vincent de Paul or Alzheimers Foundation of America, . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19, 2014
Ross, Marcia - Needham  
Marcia Collins Ross, 74, of Marco Island, FL, formerly of Southborough, MA, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, FL. She was born on May 2, 1940, in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Marjorie Collins (Stapp) and Dr. Robert Bruce Collins. After graduating from Rock Island High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in English from DePauw University where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and also participated in synchronized swimming. While on a trip abroad during her junior year, she met her husband of 50 years, Dr. James N. Ross Jr. They married in Rock Island in 1964. Marcia taught high school English before devoting herself to being a homemaker. She raised three daughters and her family lived in Houston, TX and Swanton, OH before settling in Southborough, MA , for 33 years. Over the years, Marcia greatly enjoyed knitting, reading, playing tennis, and swimming. Recently, she and Jim moved to beautiful Marco Island. She was a caring and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Marcia will be lovingly remembered and her memory cherished forever by her husband, daughters, Stephanie Harris and her husband George of Southborough, MA, Amy Tobin and her husband Mike, of Hicksville, OH, and Lisa Ross of Siler City, NC, and five precious grandchildren, Joseph and Matthew Tobin, Hannah and Connor Redding, and Jackson Harris. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ellen, and brother, Clive. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 14th at 1:00 at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave, Rock Island, Ill. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Online condolences may be left for the family at . A memorial service is being planned to take place at a later date in the Boston area. Memorial donations in memory of Marcia may be made to Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA.
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, 2014
Scott, Stephen - Southborough  
Stephen Gorham Scott, 73, of Southborough, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2014 in his home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Portland, ME to Gorham Hopkins and Nora (Kemp) Scott, his early years were divided between Cape Elizabeth, ME and New Canaan, CT. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Dartmouth College in 1963. Thereafter, Steve became an advertising executive in New York City, Boston, and Providence where he managed many well-known accounts such as Ivory Bar Soap and Cross Pens. In the mid-1990s, he settled in Southborough to be closer to his family, and finished his career as a marketing executive with Comprehensive Identification Products, Inc. in Burlington, MA. Upon retirement, he enjoyed many of his passions, including harvesting and sharing his extensive vegetable garden, skiing with family, golfing with friends, and playing senior softball. He was a voracious reader of history and politics; he also found pleasure in writing, painting, and listening to jazz. A lifelong sports enthusiast, he played basketball, baseball, and football in his youth, and was always a loyal fan of every Boston sports team. He was never happier than when entertaining family and friends in his antique home, where he was proud to demonstrate his fine culinary skills. Steve will be remembered for his generosity, his love of family, his steadfast commitment to principles he held dear, and, of course, his dry sense of humor and quick wit. He is survived by his two daughters, Alison Hartelius, and her husband, Jason, of Shrewsbury; Lauren Rankins, and her husband, Jared, of Virginia Beach, VA; five beloved grandchildren: Andrew, Benjamin, and Madison Hartelius and Harper and Maxwell Rankins; his brother, Peter Scott, of Boynton Beach, FL; his sister, Wendy McDonald, and her husband, Alan, of Southborough; his sister-in-law, Peggy Scott, of Boston; his nieces and nephews, Gregory Scott, of Watertown and Molly, Betsy, and Timothy McDonald, of Boston, Somerville and Watertown, MA respectively; cousins David Scott of Harrisburg, PA and Timothy Scott of Chapman, ME; and, not to be forgotten, his cat, Quixote, a constant companion to the very end. He was predeceased by his nephew, Andrew Scott. A memorial service will be held on November 29, at 11:00 AM at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steves memory may be made to the UMass Cancer Center and Palliative Care Program (UMass Medicine Development Office, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 02545) or to the Wounded Warrior Project (PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675). Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. To leave words of condolences to the family, please visit
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Published in The Westborough News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29, 2014
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