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Framingham Obituaries

Following are obituaries of people who have recently passed away and either lived in Framingham at the time of their death, or were born in Framingham, or had other ties to the town.


Joel Osborne 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

Framingham - Joel S. Osborne, 60, of Framingham, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Manor, surrounded by his loving family and close friends.  Joel was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease at the young age of 50, and bravely battled this devastating disease until his passing.  A resident of Framingham for 14 years, he grew up, and lived for many years in Medway.  He was the son of the late Allan G. and Ruth L. (Boulter) Osborne.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Costello) Osborne, and loving father of two daughters Jessica (Osborne) Files and her husband Ronald of Milford, and Adrienne (Osborne) Ross, and her husband Andrew of Medway. Joel was the proud grandfather to Kaylee Files and Jack Files. He also leaves his brother Allan and his wife Deborah of Holliston, sister Lisa Auger and her husband Andre of East Douglas, and brother Harold and his wife Deborah of Medway, and several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Joel was a 1976 graduate of Medway High School where he participated on the track and cross-country teams.  He attended Dean College in Franklin and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University in 1988. Joel had most recently worked at Sun Life Financial for 11 years, retiring in 2008. Prior to that he had been employed for many years as a sales representative in the food and beverage industry. Joel loved coaching sports, he spent several years as an assistant coach on the Medway High School football and track teams. Beer Brewing was a huge thrill for Joel; he was a talented home brewer and enjoyed sharing his beer with his friends and family. He received many recognitions for his successful brew creations and loved to tour breweries and visit brew pubs. Joel’s father introduced him to the card game, pitch. He became a proficient player and was a regular at the Medway VFW card games every week for over 30 years. Joel was known for his smile, quick laugh, sense of humor, and being a loyal friend. In addition to the love of his family, some of his many passions and interests were: music (especially The Who), concerts, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, photography, woodworking, nature, Monte Carlos, and relaxing in his pool. He loved animals, particularly dogs, and would stop whatever he was doing to pat a pooch. He especially enjoyed his ice cream and would travel far for a good dish of ice cream. Joel daughters, Jess and Adrienne have fond memories of their dad, like the mystery trips he took them on every Columbus Day Weekend; rewriting the song lyrics to his favorite songs to make the girls laugh; and frequent trips to Kimball’s Farm for ice cream. They both feel so fortunate that he was there to witness their marriages and so many other important milestones in their lives.  Joel’s siblings remember his easy-going manner and positive outlook on life. He was always smiling and quick to laugh at a joke (especially his own). He was an inspiration to them in the way he accepted his diagnosis and fought his disease. He taught us all how to live. Joel’s family thanks the staff and care givers at the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s and St. Patrick’s Manor for the loving care given to him over the past four and a half years. To remember and celebrate Joel's life, family and friends will be invited to a celebration of life gathering at Thayer Homestead 2B Oak St, Medway on a date to be determined, and to a birch tree planting in the spring of 2019 at the grounds of Thayer Homestead. Donations to honor Joel may be made to: Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, #300, Wellesley Hills, MA  02481 Online: https://curealz.org/outreach/in-memory/joel-osborne/ The Callahan Center, Continuing Connections Program, 535 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702 The Osborne Scholarship Foundation 39 Jackson Dr, Holliston, MA 01746 or any other charities that would be meaningful to Joel’s memory.


Eleanor K. (Morreale) DiCori 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Eleanor K. (Morreale) DiCori, 92, died peacefully and comfortably following a period of declining health on December 6, 2018. She was born in Waltham on September 21, 1926 the daughter of the late Alphonso Morreale and Mary (Morreale) Morreale. Eleanor spent her formative years in Waltham and graduated from Waltham High School. She had been a resident of Cochituate for over 31 years where she and her husband Domenic resided with their two children. In 1987, they retired to West Yarmouth. Eleanor was the devoted wife for 52 years of the late Domenic Francis DiCori who died on August 31, 2001. She is the loving mother of David F. DiCori and his wife Maureen DiCori of West Yarmouth and Carol Ann Sullivan and her husband Kevin J. Sullivan of Framingham. Cherished grandmother of K. Ryan Sullivan and his wife Christine Sullivan and their children Aiden and Charlotte Sullivan all of Northborough. Sister of Adeline Morreale of Framingham and Lawrence Morreale and his wife Angela Morreale of Mashpee. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. For many years before retiring to the Cape, she was a Nurses Aide at Kathryn Barton Nursing Home in Wayland. She was an active and long time communicant of Saint Zepherin Church in Cochituate and involved with the Womens Club of the church. Eleanor loved cooking and especially being with family. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:30 until 11:00 am in the Holy Family Chapel at St. Patricks Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham. Her Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am. Private family interment will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Domenic. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in her memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.


John F. Clinton, Jr. 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Charlestown,MA / Framingham,MA / Beverly,MA / El Segundo,CA

John F. Clinton, Jr., of Medford, passed away on November 29th. Born and raised in Charlestown, John was the son of the late John and Mary (Hafey). He served in the Army during the Korean War and the early years of Vietnam where he was in radio communications. He attended both Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. He enjoyed a long career as an electronics engineer working with industry giants at Honeywell, G.E. and Panametrics. He was involved in everything from developing home thermostats to artificial heart valves, medical devices and lasers. John was a dedicated coach for Medford Little League, Medford Youth Hockey and was a Boy Scout Leader. He with his wife Patricia was active in many programs at St. Joseph Parish of Medford. The beloved husband of Patricia (Richard) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, he was the devoted father of John F. Clinton III and his wife Syndi of El Segundo, CA, Ann Marie Clinton of Beverly and her fiancé Eric Goldberg, Christopher Clinton and his wife Michelle of Framingham, and Debra McKnight and her husband Benjamin of Medford. John was a loving grandfather to Thomas, Ethan, Aran, Riley and Brendan. He was a dear brother of the late Mary Saccardo and dear uncle of Cristin Saccardo-Pugliese, Dyann Romero and the late Michael Saccardo and Jeanne Saccardo Thibault. He also leaves many great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in John’s name to the Sawtelle Hospice House, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. The family is planning a memorial gathering and celebration of John’s life later this month.


Margaret Frances (Carr) Shea 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Margaret Frances (Carr) Shea, 90, died peacefully and comfortably on Wednesday morning November 28, 2018 at Metrowest Medical Center following a brief period of declining health. She was born in Boston on October 1, 1928 the daughter of the late James F. Carr and Mary (O’Malley) Carr. She was the beloved wife of the late Emmett A. Shea who died on February 10, 2018. Devoted mother of Carolyn A. Shea-Morrone of Ashland. Cherished grandmother of Kellie A. Morrone and James C. Morrone, Jr both of Ashland. Sister of James F. Carr of Brighton; John D. Carr and his wife Patricia Carr of Sudbury; Robert E. Carr and his wife Joan and Virginia R. Jordan of Arlington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews that she was especially close to. Sister of the late Mary B. Carr and Anne C. Masisak. Margaret has been a resident of Framingham for over 50 years and previously resided in Natick. She spent her formative years in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School. She received her BA from Radcliffe College and Middlebury College. She also received her Masters in Education from Boston University. For many years, Margaret was a Freelance Book Editor associated with Allyn and Bacon Publishers of Boston. She was a member of the Radcliffe Club of Boston and the Harvard Faculty Club. She was a longtime and active communicant of St. George Church in Framingham. Visitations will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am St. George Church, 74 School Street, Framingham. Private interment will be held in the Carr family lot in Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Margaret’s memory be sent to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Avenue, Ste. 6, Waltham, MA 02451.


Kenneth Charles Manning 11/18/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Wellesley,MA

Kenneth Charles Manning, 87, died peacefully Sunday evening November 18, 2018 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Mae) Manning. He was also predeceased by his brother George and wife Jeanne and his brother John Paul who died in February of this year. Ken was born in Natick and a life long resident. He was a graduate of the Natick High School class of 1948 working part time at the A & P store while going to school. He continued his education at Boston College. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Captain. After his military service he worked for many years at John Hancock up to his retirement. Ken was dedicated to his family and a devoted brother caring for his siblings throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid sports fan. During summers at his cape house he loved boating and being on the water. Survivors are his sisters Janet and Lorraine Manning all of Natick. Many extended family and dear friends also survive John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12 P.M. at St. Patrick Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick. Burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held 10:00-11:45 AM Friday morning prior to service at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common.


Ursula Daniello 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Ursula (Visconti) Daniello, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Ursula was the daughter of the late Anthony Visconti and Nancy Giaquinto Visconti. She was the devoted wife of Michael F. Daniello for over 67 years and was a Natick and Framingham resident for over 60 years before becoming a resident at Saint Patrick’s Manor. Ursula had many jobs over her life but spent the last 25 years before retiring working at Roche Brothers Supermarkets, serving as Assistant Produce Manager for both the Natick and Sudbury Farms locations. Ursula took on the role of raising her 8 siblings, all of whom are predeceased. She was regarded as the matriarch of two generations, looked up to for advice and guidance as a second mother to many people in her life. She watched over, cared for, nourished, and loved all of whom she knew. Ursula embraced her faith and enjoyed life to the fullest, each day waking with a smile that spread her joy and cheerfulness to others. Ursula is survived by her husband Michael Daniello of 67 years, her daughters, Diane Loflin of Auburn, Donna Clark of Tyngsboro and her late husband, John Clark, Debra Walsh and her husband Brooks of S. Dennis, and Michelle Jannarelli and her husband Domenic of Bellingham; her grandchildren, Danielle Dowd, Emily Murray, Michael Clark, Jennifer Clark, Matthew Walsh, Tyler Walsh and great grandson, Lucas Dowd. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Barbara Visconti of Tennessee and Mary La Plante of Medfield, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at 10 AM on Friday, November 23 in the chapel of St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, W. Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ursula Daniello may be made to St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Robert Munroe 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Hopedale,MA / Shrewsbury,MA / Boylston,MA

NATICK: Robert S. (Bob) Munroe, 83, long-time resident of Natick, peacefully passed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a period of declining health. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife of 59 years, Jeri (Spadoni) Munroe. Bob was born on March 3, 1935 to the (late) Frank and Doris (Sullivan) Munroe in Framingham, MA. His adolescent years were spent working on the family farm in East Pittston, Maine where he attended Bridge Academy playing football and basketball. Upon the family’s return to Framingham, Bob enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was a hard-working, creative man who had many talents. Bob was a proud member of Ironworkers Local 7 in Boston where he spent the majority of his working years. He was an avid sports fan who loved the Patriots and Red Sox. Bob was the president of the Indian Heights Association in Buzzards Bay for over 20 years where he enjoyed fishing, boating and spending quality time with his family and friends. He was an extremely generous individual who derived great pleasure in doing for others. Bob loved life and he loved his family. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his four children: Robert W. Munroe and his wife Erin of Shrewsbury, Richard Munroe and his wife Marion of Hopedale, Lisa MacDonald and her husband Chris of Hopedale, and Jennifer Smith of Boylston; his nine grandchildren: Stephen and Nick Brown, Bob, Molly and Taylor Munroe, Emily and Ashley MacDonald, Ricky and Autumn Smith; his four great-grandchildren: Maddison, Mackenzie, Colton and Rory Brown; his loving sister: Betty Moody of Mary Esther, Florida and many loving nieces and nephews. Bob’s family would like to thank Natick VNA nurses: Keri, Simone and Lynn for their care and compassion. Family and friends are invited to visitation at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760 on Thursday, November 8th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of John Everett & Sons Funeral Home on Friday, November 9th at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Bob’s name to Natick VNA, 209 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Gladys Gantz 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

Age 95, formerly of Framingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Countryside Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late John K. Gantz. Gladys was born in Philadelphia, PA with three siblings: William Meadowcroft of Oreland, PA; Joseph Meadowcroft of Audubon, NJ; and Dorothy Ballam of Bryn Mawr, PA, all deceased. Gladys and John were married in Philadelphia and moved to Audubon, NJ in 1948, to Melrose, MA in 1960, and after John retired from Polaroid Corporation, to Belmont, NH, where John died in 1992. Gladys moved to Framingham, MA in 1998 to be near her son, John K. Gantz Jr. and his wife Deborah of Wayland, MA, and her daughter, Janet Newman of Natick, MA. Gladys was the loving grandmother of Laura Derderian and her husband Arra of Milton, MA, Robert Woolfson and his wife Rachel of Marlborough, MA, and Scott Gantz of Waltham, MA. She was the loving great grandmother of Connor and Kayla Woolfson, and Lily and Emily Derderian. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gladys’ memory can be made to Countryside Nursing Home in Framingham, MA.


Rhoda Bayley 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Hopkinton,MA / Natick,MA / Sterling,MA / Edgartown,MA

Rhoda Noble Bayley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1921 to the late Robert and Alma Jente Noble. During the Great Depression, the Nobles moved several times, finally settling in Winsted, Connecticut in 1936 where her father co-founded the Dano Electric Company which was to become a regional leader in the coil and cable industry in the 1940s and 1950s. Upon graduation from Winsted’s Gilbert School in 1939, Rhoda entered Syracuse University where she was a Home Economics major and proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. While at Syracuse, she met the love of her life, Russell Bayley of Haverhill who was a Business Administration major and an Army ROTC student there as well. Rhoda and Russell were married in 1943, the beginning of a long and happy marriage that was an inspiration to family and friends. While her husband was overseas, Rhoda worked at the Aetna Insurance Company in Hartford as a dietician. After the war they settled in Natick where they would live for 38 years, first briefly on Timber Lane then for many years on Crescent Street where they raised their four sons. They were loyal and active members of the First Congregational Church in Natick. Mrs Bayley started teaching Home Economics in the mid 1960s, and worked 20 years for the Framingham Public Schools, first at Winch Park then at Walsh Middle School. She and her husband retired in 1984 and moved to Salisbury Beach where they rebuilt their long time summer cottage to allow for year round dwelling. They loved the beach and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Daily walks on the beach to the state line and beyond were her passion. Each February Rhoda and Russ would hit the slopes at their timeshare at the Trapp Family Lodge, then spend March in Florida with her only sister and brother-in-law, Muriel and Emil Weber. Rhoda Bayley leaves her 4 devoted sons, Russell Jr of Hopkinton, Richard and his wife Janet of Edgartown, Robert and his wife Barbara of Sterling, and Roger and his fiancee Janice Kilroy Skelley of Framingham. She also leaves 6 grandchildren Lori and her husband Gilbert Adams, Beth and her husband Robert Helmer, Steven and his wife Thao Le, Daniel and his wife Kara, Matthew and his wife Melanie, and Colleen. In addition, there are 4 great grandchildren, Courtney, Mai Thy, Jack and Natalie. The services for Mrs. Bayley will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Edward Kane 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Wellesley,MA / Framingham,MA / Newton,MA

NATICK: Edward Kane, 92, a life-long resident of Natick, died at home after a period of declining health on Wednesday, September 26th surrounded by his family. He was predeceased in 2015 by his beloved wife Irene (Khachadourian) Kane. Edward was born on December 22, 1925 to (late) Frank J. and Mary (Harvey) Kane. He was born and raised in Natick. After graduating from Natick High School, Edward enlisted in the Navy, where he served during World War II. He served aboard the U.S.S Wichita, which served in the Pacific Theater. The ship frequently provided antiaircraft defense during operations in the Central Pacific. He was aboard her, while the ship was heavily involved in the invasion of Okinawa, providing heavy gunfire support to the troops on shore. After, the Japanese surrender, Edward remained aboard while the ship continued to serve as part of the occupation force in Japan and assisted in the repatriation of American military personnel. Following his service in WWII, Edward returned to Natick, where he was a carpenter for the carpentry union. Edward even built his own home on Union Street. Edward met his wife, Irene, at Antoine’s Bakery in Natick, where his mother encouraged him to ask out the pretty French girl. They shared 41 happy years of marriage and enjoyed traveling to Florida and summers in West Yarmouth. Edward was known for his love of sports and being very friendly. He will be missed. Edward is survived by his niece Frances, Khachadourian, his nephews Timothy Kane and Edward Kane and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his siblings: Frank, Rita and Charles Kane. Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760 on Friday, September 28th from 9:00-10:45 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Pond Street, Natick, MA will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Edward’s name to: Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oakes Road, Waltham, MA 02452. The family has entrusted John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760.


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