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Corsini, Ruth  
Ruth Corsini, January 11, 1911---November 18, 2014. When Ruth (Wyman) Corsini moved to Westwood in 1945 with her husband Arthur, her son David, and her daughter Donna, Westwood had a population of 5000 and 21 Dayton Avenue, her home for the next 64 years, faced a dirt road. What she brought with her and what endured throughout her life were the values and interests that had been shaped by her parents, her schooling, and her intrinsic sense of knowing what matters: the making of a home, the nurturing of a family, the enriching of the mind. Born on January 11, 1911 (1-11-11), Ruth was a witness, participant, and product of the 20th century: living in Dedham and coming of age in the 20s; expanding her world as a student at Wellesley College in the early 30s with a focus on Latin, Greek, the Humanities, and teacher training; facing the challenges of finding a job as a woman at the height of the depression; bearing witness to the unfolding of the 20th century by recounting to family and friends her personal experiences and historical events. As a girl and young woman, her summers were spent on Boot Pond in Plymouth, MA, with her two sisters. Home there was a rustic cabin with a wood cook stove, no electricity or running water, but with the beauty of the pond and its surroundings and the prospect of catching a fish for breakfast with a safety pin. There she acquired an enduring love for simplicity and the natural world that was reinforced later by the beauty of the Wellesley College campus and frequent visits to Vermont. Nurturing her family was central to her life. She shared her interests in arts and cultural events with her husband Arthur Corsini, a watercolorist and art professor at Massachusetts College of Art, and with her children, grandchildren, and friends. The pursuits of the mind were, also, essential: playing the recorder for ten years with a small group of musicians; teaching English and Latin at Westwood High School for over a decade (1954-1965); attending operatic performances and listening to Saturday Afternoon at the Opera; being an avid reader and a devotee of The New Yorker and the Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett; attending her class of 1932 meetings and luncheons at Wellesley College well into her late 90s; taking Italian classes. To celebrate her 100th birthday (1-11-2011) and the Metropolitan Operas 80th broadcasting season, she had a radio interview that aired nationally with a staff member from the Met who honored her loyalty to and love of opera. In short, her family, learning, and the arts sustained her. Travel did as well. With a strong, independent spirit, she thrived on memories of her 1933 Grand Tour of Europe, her eight (8) trips to Italy, and her solo venture to Morocco in the mid-60s to help her daughter as a new mother serving in the Peace Corps and to care for her newly born granddaughter. This caring extended to others. She knit for the Red Cross, joined an intergenerational chorus of elders and Westwood 4th graders, nurtured many wonderful friends, and spent fifteen years at the Westwood Gallery promoting and selling the works of area artists. Ruth shared with her grandchildren and others Ralph Waldo Emerson's view of a successful life: "To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To appreciate beauty; To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a redeemed social condition, or a job well done; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived---this is to have succeeded." Ruth's life is testimony to these markers of success. Ruth died quietly and gently on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the age of 103. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Corsini and her parents Margaret and Wilbur Wyman. She is survived by her son David Corsini, her daughter Donna Corsini Marshall, six (6) grandchildren, eight (8) great-grandchildren, and her sisters Muriel Weismann (age 101) and Mary Wyman (age 98). A committal service will be held at the Westwood Cemetery in May, 2015. Donations in Ruth's honor may be sent to: Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090, attention the camp scholarship program.
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Published in The Westwood Press from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20, 2014
Maranjian, Lillian - Westwood  
Lillian (nee Klanian), Maranjian, formerly of Westwood, Ma, December 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Berj Maranjian. Devoted mother of Lorig and the late Lisa. Visitation December 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m. St. Stephens Armenian Church, 38 Elton Ave, Watertown to be followed immediately by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made by mail to Alzheimers Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, P.O. Box 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 or online at act.alz.org . Interment at Westwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown.
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Published in The Westwood Press from Dec. 18 to Dec. 25, 2014
Sawyer, Mary Jane  
Mary Jane Sawyer, 89, formerly of Needham and Westwood, died peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI on December 21st. Mary Jane received her Bachelors Degree from Simmons College and worked as an editor for the National Fire Protection Association. Like her late husband Fred R. Sawyer, Mary Jane was an avid canoeist, hiker, and Life Member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. In the 1958 U. S. National White Water Slalom Championships, Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer placed 2nd in the mixed doubles competition. In the following May issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine, a featured photo article of this event appeared, capturing the Sawyer's maneuvering through the turbulent rapids of Vermont's West River. Mary Jane co-led over 100 Appalachian Mountain Club Adventure Travel excursions to numerous countries including Russia, New Zealand, South Africa, Austria, the British Isles, Finland, Lapland, China, Japan, Peru, Ecuador, Australia, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, and Ladakh. By a special invitation of the Soviet Sports Federation in 1977, Mr. & Mrs. Sawyer led the first American hiking group on a successful ascent of Mt. Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe at 18,500 feet. Mary Jane was a former leader of the Needham English Hand bell Ringers and the Beacon Hill Bell Ringers. Throughout her life, Mary Jane believed in the importance of giving back. She demonstrated this by volunteering for Girl Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, and Meals on Wheels at the Beth Israel - Deaconess Hospital in Needham. She was the beloved wife of late husband Fred R. Sawyer, dear mother of Dr. Russell C. Sawyer and daughter-in-law Cata of Charlottesville VA, and Pamela J. Madigan and son-in-law, Stephen of Medfield MA, and cherished grandmother of Victoria Madigan of Chapel Hill, NC, and George and Martha Sawyer of Charlottesville, VA. A Celebration of Life Service is to be held at 2:00pm on January 2nd 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue in Needham. Family and friends are welcome. Contributions in Mary Janes memory may be made to Christ Episcopal Church Friends of Music Fund 1132 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492.
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Published in The Westwood Press from Dec. 25, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015
Smith, Florence  
Florence Anne Smith, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully in her sleep on December 15, 2014 at the JML Care Center in Falmouth. She was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on November 22, 1914, to Annie E. Davison (Conboy) and Albert H. Davison. Florence was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Warren E. Smith. She is survived by her son, Donald E. Smith and his wife, Thora, of Pittsburgh, PA and Franklin, MA, and her daughter, Eleanor Duhamel and husband, Marcel of Belgrade, ME; grandchildren, Tom Flanagan, Melissa Bailey, Julie Lee, Laura Solar, and Peter Sykes; and great grandchildren, Sam Wiese, Justin Lee, Madison Lee, Stephen Bailey, Jack Solar and Ella Solar. A private memorial gathering is planned for mid-January. For online guestbook & obituary, please visit www,ccgfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Westwood Press from Dec. 18 to Dec. 25, 2014
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