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Obituaries

Peter Burdzel, 76

Peter Burdzel, 76

Peter John Burdzel, 76, of Hopkinton passed away March 7 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Augusta, Maine, he was the son of the late Statia (Sliva) and John A. Burdzel. He was the husband of 50 years to Sharon (Shuster) Burdzel of Hopkinton. Peter...

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Gerald Brodeur, 82

Gerald Brodeur, 82

Gerald “Gerry” Brodeur, age 82, a 29-year resident of Nevada, passed away at home March 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Gerry was born in Hopkinton, to the late George and Ruth Brodeur. He is survived by brothers George and Joe and sister Susan Dubois. He is...

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Benito Raia, 85

Benito Raia, 85

Benito Vittorio Michele Raia passed away March 6 at the age of 85. He began his life on May 8, 1936, in the town of Navelli in the province of L’Aquila (Abruzzo) Italy. Benito was the eldest of three children born to Alberto Raia and Maria Giannina (nee Salustro)....

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Luis Gonzalez, 81

Luis Gonzalez, 81

Luis Gonzalez, 81, died March 11 at his home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Agustina (Mendez) Gonzalez, to whom he was married for 61 years. Born in Puerto Rico, he came to the mainland United States when he was 19 years old. He worked in the maintenance...

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Geraldine Silvestro, 80

Geraldine Silvestro, 80

M. Geraldine Silvestro, 80, a former Hopkinton resident, died March 9 at her home. She was the wife of the late Sebastian R. Silvestro, who died in February 2016, and the mother of the late Camilla Ann Silvestro, who died in 1970. Born in Wellesley, she was the...

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Ann Lynch, 90

Ann Lynch, 90

Ann K. (Gillis) Lynch of Milford and formerly of Quincy passed peacefully March 2 at Countryside Health Care-Milford from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90. Born in Brookline to the late Annabelle and Thomas Gillis, she was raised on O’ Callaghan Way in...

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Howard Wolk

Howard Wolk

Howard W. Wolk, of Brookline and Falmouth and formerly of Natick, passed away March 9 after a 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Howard grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Clarence and Rose (Sigal) Wolk. He attended the Taft School, Yale University and...

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Roberta Koning, 96

Roberta Koning, 96

Roberta G. Koning, formerly known as Roberta A. Gately, passed away Feb. 11 at 96 years of age after a short illness. Born Feb. 9, 1926, to Julia (O’Brien) and Francis Gately, Roberta grew up in Roslindale/West Roxbury and lived in Boston before moving to Dover with...

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Geraldine Silvestro, 80

Merle Brown, 86

Merle (Kaminsky) Brown, 86, of Hopkinton and formerly of Hamden, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Jan. 25. Merle and her twin brother, Matthew, were born in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 27, 1935. Merle was the daughter of the late Nathan Kaminsky and Hilda...

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Cathleen Egan, 72

Cathleen Egan, 72

Cathleen M. (Durand) Egan, 72, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Feb. 28 in the Life Care Center of Leominster after a short battle with ovarian cancer, with children Caitlin and Ben by her side. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on March 11, 1949, she was the daughter...

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James Nugent, 67

James Nugent, 67

James E. “Jim” Nugent, 67, of Sutton passed away Feb. 14 after a battle with dementia and Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lucille “Lucy” (Lavoie) Nugent; two stepchildren, Lisa Santiago and husband Jean of Douglas, and Crystal McManus and...

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Aubrey Doyle, 90

Aubrey Doyle, 90

E. Aubrey Doyle, a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, passed into God’s hands on Feb. 21. Born on April 28, 1931, to W. Aubrey Doyle and Julia Halloran Doyle, Aubrey grew up on the farm at 38 Elm Street with his sister, Patricia. Aubrey was a gifted student-athlete at...

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Rose Marie Kelley-Wiseblood, 80

Rose Marie Kelley-Wiseblood, 80

Rose Marie Kelley-Wiseblood, 80, of Hopkinton passed away Feb. 18 while surrounded by family, after a time of battling health issues. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Capone) Rotigliano, and Rose was the wife of the late Nathan...

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June Shanabrook, 88

June Shanabrook, 88

June A. Shanabrook, 88 of Hopkinton and a former longtime resident of Ashland and Weston, passed away Feb. 15 after a period of declining health. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Lura (Brown) Zartman. She was a graduate of the College of...

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Paul Sweeney, 78

Paul Sweeney, 78

Paul Anthony Sweeney of Ledyard, Connecticut, passed away on Feb. 12 with his wife, Claudia, and daughter, Christine, at his side. Paul was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on May 1, 1943, to parents Ivan Francis Sweeney and Dorothy May (Silva) Sweeney. He leaves, as a...

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Edward Barry, 60

Edward Barry, 60

Edward Matthew Barry, 60, of Upton passed away Feb. 14 peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 27, 1961, Ed was the son of the late Edward and Corinne (Iadarola) Barry, He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School,...

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Dorothy Meehan

Dorothy Meehan

Dorothy M. (Kelly) Meehan of Hopkinton, formerly of Franklin, died suddenly Feb. 6. She was the beloved wife of the late John Meehan, the loving mother of Mark Hawisher, Marcia Howarth, Marian Hawisher and James J. Hawisher, the cherished grandmother of Heidi Howarth...

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Geraldine Silvestro, 80

Frederick Shillinger, 97

Dr. Frederick William Shillinger, 97, passed away Jan. 31 at his residence at the Colonnades Health Care Facility in Charlottesville, Virginia. Son of Frederick Ambrose Shillinger and Ellen Hopkins Blake Shillinger, he was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Easton, Maryland. He...

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Giovanna Moynihan, 90

Giovanna Moynihan, 90

Giovanna “Jenny” (Mazzola) Moynihan, 90, of Leominster died peacefully on Feb. 11 at her home. She was the wife of the late Richard Moynihan and leaves a son, John, and his wife, Judy, of Hopkinton and a daughter, Mary, of Worcester. Jenny is survived by her sister,...

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Arthur Gendron, 69

Arthur Gendron, 69

Dr. Arthur L. Gendron Jr., “Art,” aged 69, of Hopkinton passed away Feb. 5 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Linda J. Clancy, as well as his three children, Grant, Danielle and Andrea and her husband, Max Robidoux. Art...

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